Artist Updates: Jeannie Seely, Jordan Rager, The Likely Culprits, Jamey Johnson

Jeannie Seely To Host Star Studded Spectacular Celebrating Birthday Of Dottie West, Honoring Bill Anderson

Pictured: Dottie West and Bill Anderson. Photo: Courtesy of Ron Harman

Renowned country artist and a fifty-two year member of the Grand Ole Opry, Jeannie Seely is slated to host the third annual Dottie West Birthday Bash on October 9 at 3rd & Lindsley in Nashville. The event supports Nashville Musicians Association with 100% of the proceeds going to the Musician’s Emergency Relief Fund.

In addition to celebrating Dottie’s birthday and honoring her, the event also honors a musician or artist who (like her) has made an indelible impact on country music. This year the event will honor Grand Ole Opry, Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Songwriters Hall of Fame member, Bill Anderson.

This year’s line-up includes Tim Atwood, John Berry, Buddy Cannon, Melanie Cannon, Peter Cooper, Erin Enderlin, Tess Frizzell, Jamey Johnson, Thomm Jutz, Jon Randall, John Schneider, Bobby Tomberlin, Dallas Wayne and Kenna West along with special guests and surprises. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here.


Zaxby’s Announces Inaugural ‘Insane Music Tour’ Featuring Riser House Entertainment’s Jordan Rager

Zaxby’s, known for its chicken fingers, wings and salads, announces its inaugural Insane Music Tour featuring Riser House Entertainment’s recording artist Jordan Rager. The tour, in partnership with Nashville-based Artistry Alliances, launches in Mississippi on Sept. 12-13 at 4:30 p.m. with additional appearances this fall in Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky and Georgia.

“Anybody who knows me, knows how big of a fan I am of Zaxby’s. I couldn’t be more excited to partner with them for the Zaxby’s Insane Music Tour this fall,” Rager said. “I’m looking forward to getting to go some places I haven’t been in a while, meeting fans and playing my new music for everyone.”

Jordan Rager is the first performer in Zaxby’s new entertainment series, featuring various artists each year. Tickets are available here.

Zaxby’s Insane Music Tour Feat. Jordan Rager:
Sept. 12 – 1657 Sunset Dr. Grenada, Miss.
Sept. 13 – 2574 W. Jackson Ave. Oxford, Miss.
Sept. 19 – 1204 US Hwy 78 East Jasper, Ala.
Sept. 20 – 5420 McFarland Blvd. – Northport, Ala.
Sept. 26 – 139 E. Columbia Ave. Leesville, S.C.
Sept. 27 – 2320 Augusta Rd. West Columbia, S.C.
Oct. 3 – 10 Benton Rd. Travelers Rest, S.C.
Oct. 4 – 3915 Concord Pkwy S. Concord, N.C.
Oct. 10 – 1111 Kim Kent Dr. Richmond, Ky.
Oct. 11 – 104 Sand Lake Dr. Lexington, Ky.
Oct. 17 – 820 Hull Rd. Athens, Ga.
Oct. 18 – 3704 Atlanta Hwy. Athens, Ga.


All-Star Band The Likely Culprits Release Debut Album

The Likely Culprits, a seven-member group of close friends who are also some of the most in-demand musicians and artists in Nashville, released their self-titled debut album yesterday (Sept. 10). The band is comprised of bluegrass singer-songwriter Ronnie Bowman, country artist Melonie Cannon, fiddle player Deanie Richardson, musician Brandon Bostic, roots vocalists and musician Ashby Frank, session vocalist and producer Garnet Imes Bowman and bass player Austin Ward.

The release is a joint venture between Euphony Records and Jamey Johnson’s Big Gassed Records.

“Having known most of them since I first moved to Nashville nearly 20 years ago, I love the Likely Culprits like family and I’m quite proud to have them on my label,” Johnson says. “I hope you enjoy their new album as much as I do.”

The band’s first performance was at the legendary Station Inn and they have continued to perform there whenever their touring schedules allowed. “We finally decided that we have a built-in fan base, so we needed to cut some of these tunes,” Richardson says. “We got in the studio and laid out all of our favorites from our set list, and that is the record.”

Renowned producer Buddy Cannon (Kenny Chesney, Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss) produced the album, so he and Johnson also appear in the band’s cover photo. Johnson plays the role of the judge and Cannon serves as the bailiff in the picture shot at the Cheatham County Courthouse. Richardson says, “Jamey surprised us and said, ‘You are going to need a lawyer,’ so he brought Ron White.”

The Likely Culprits is available for streaming here.


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