Gibson has teamed with the family of The Everly Brothers–Phil and Don Everly–to celebrate their lasting musical legacy all month long with a new guitar, apparel line, music festival, and more.
On Father’s Day (June 19), a star-studded virtual concert, “Hey Doll Baby Festival: Celebrating The Lives & Music Of The Everly Brothers” will air at 3 p.m. CT on the official Everly Brothers’ YouTube, Facebook, and website. SiriusXM will simulcast the livestream on Tom Petty Radio (Channel 31).
The “Hey Doll Baby Festival,” presented by Gibson, will feature a lineup of new and archival performances of classic Everly Brothers songs by Albert Lee, Bob Weir & Chris Robinson, Butch Walker & Bethany Cosentino (Best Coast), Carly Simon & Ben Taylor, Chris Isaak & Nicole Atkins, Dave Stewart & Amy Lee (Evanescence), Graham Nash & Chris Stills, Jakob Dylan, Lukas Nelson, Mike Campbell & Stan Lynch, Paul Simon & Edie Brickell, Susanna Hoffs & Dan Wilson, Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), The Cactus Blossoms, The Milk Carton Kids, and more. Phil’s son Jason Everly and Tom Petty’s daughter Adria Petty will also make appearances.
To further commemorate their legacy, Gibson has released a limited-edition Everly Brothers SJ-200 acoustic guitar and the Everly Brothers x Gibson capsule apparel collection. To shop the collection click here.
A new 17-track compilation album, Hey Doll Baby, has also been made available everywhere beginning today (June 17) via Warner Records.
“We are overjoyed with the support from all of our friends across the music industry and incredibly grateful,” Jason Everly shares. “Adria Petty and the Petty estate in particular, have been the most amazing partners and friends through all this. We would not be here today without Adria Petty and her amazing team.”
He continues, “I honestly don’t think my father and my uncle really understood their influence or how many lives their music touched. My father said, back in the very early days, every second or third question from a music reporter was ‘What are you going to do when this Rock and Roll thing is over?’ I think our amazing new record Hey Doll Baby, and our absolutely beautiful recreation of the Everly Brothers Gibson SJ-200 will give fans, both new and old, a chance to cherish and fall in love again with these two amazing souls. Better known to the rest of the world as The Everly Brothers.”
On Saturday, June 18, Gibson will hold a kick-off celebration with the Everly family, friends, and fans at the Gibson Garage in downtown Nashville.
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