Kane Brown Kicks Off Sony Music Nashville’s 2022 Special Olympics Campaign
Kane Brown recently met with Special Olympics Florida athlete Jacquie Clare during his Orlando show to kick off the collaboration between Westwood One and Sony Music Nashville to bring awareness and build support for the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games.
Luke Combs, Adam Doleac, Old Dominion, Ryan Hurd, Kameron Marlowe, Maren Morris, Jameson Rodgers, Mitchell Tenpenny, and Chris Young are among other participating Sony Music Nashville artists who will join the campaign. They will work to support the athletes and spread the word about the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games through Westwood One’s broadcast channels.
The 2022 Special Olympics USA Games is scheduled for June 5-12 in Orlando. More than 5,500 athletes and coaches from all 50 states and the Caribbean will travel to Florida for one of the country’s most cherished sporting events. For more information on the Games and how you can get involved, click here.
Dan + Shay Look Back On Another Massive Year In 2021
3x Grammy award-winning duo Dan + Shay saw an impressive 2021 with the release of their fourth studio album, Good Things, which shattered records as the first country album in streaming history to reach RIAA Gold status upon release. Their monster hit “Tequila” also received a 7x Platinum certification, becoming the 10th most-streamed country song of all time.
Also in 2021, the pair revamped their headlining “Dan + Shay The (Arena) Tour.” The 33-date run garnered 400,000 total tickets with sold out shows at Madison Square Garden and Staples Center. Dan + Shay will move up to stadiums this April on label-mate Kenny Chesney’s “Here and Now Tour 2022,” making stops across the country.
Starting off 2022, their current Top 30 single, “Steal My Love,” is climbing the country charts and their most recent No. 1, “Glad You Exist,” is up for a Grammy nomination for Best Country Duo/Group Performance. The duo has won the category for the past three consecutive years, making them the first artist to do so since the category’s inception. The reigning ACM, AMA and BBMA Country Duo of the Year winners also received a nomination for all genre Best Duo/Group of the Year at the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards.
The Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver Bluegrass Festival Sees Name Change Ahead Of 2022 Event
After recently announcing his retirement, bluegrass veteran Doyle Lawson has passed the baton to The Malpass Brothers for his 41-year annual festival, held at Denton FarmPark in Denton, North Carolina. The Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver Bluegrass Festival will now be named The Malpass Brothers Bluegrass and Country Festival, sponsored by Springer Mountain Farms.
Taking place May 5-7, this year’s festival will blend bluegrass, Americana, and country music. The Malpass Brothers, Deeper Shade of Blue, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Donna Ulisse, Darin & Brooke Aldridge, and more will bring a weekend of great music. For ticketing information, click here.
“For 41 years it has been an honor, pleasure, and privilege to be the host site of the Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver Bluegrass Festival,” says Karen Miller, Manager, Denton FarmPark. “We are sad to be saying goodbye to Doyle as our festival host. He is and will always be a legend in bluegrass music. At the same time, it is our honor and privilege to be the host site of The Malpass Brothers Bluegrass and Country Music Festival. We are looking forward to this next chapter of music at Denton FarmPark.”
“Doyle Lawson is one of the true legends in Bluegrass music. Just to be a small part of anything he is involved with is an honor,” shares Chris Malpass. “We have had the privilege of being at his festival for a few years now and it’s always great. Taylor [Malpass] and I are truly honored to have the opportunity to carry the torch for our hero’s music of yesterday while we showcase the music and artist of today. We look forward to hosting this legendary festival and are excited to keep the music we love alive for future fans. Congratulations to Mr. Doyle on his retirement and his future endeavors.”
“It is a complete honor to be taking over a legendary festival like Denton. It has been my favorite festival in all my years of touring,” adds Taylor Malpass. “Doyle Lawson is one of the finest men and musicians in the business and to come in after his retirement is a dream come true. We will do our best to keep this festival as traditional as we can while still giving new artists a chance to grace the stage of this legendary festival.”
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