Garth Brooks Adds Two Thunder Ridge Dates In Honor Of Bass Pro’s 50th Anniversary
Bass Pro Shop will ring in its 50th anniversary with three shows from Garth Brooks.
Originally slated for one night, the country superstar will now take over Sept. 30, Oct. 1, and Oct. 2 at the newly expanded Thunder Ridge Nature Arena at Bass Pro Shops Big Cedar Lodge in the Ozarks of Missouri.
“This was for Ben Farrell, he was with us this morning,” Brooks shares after news broke earlier this week that his longtime tour promoter had passed. “I couldn’t be happier for Johhny Morris [CEO of Bass Pro Shops], his story is truly the American tale. I love him.”
Lauren Alaina, Maurices Partner For Fall & Holiday T-Shirt Collections
Maurices has partnered with its first-ever celebrity brand ambassador, Lauren Alaina, for an exclusive t-shirt collection. The collection is available for purchase now across its stores and online.
A multi-Platinum-selling entertainer, Alaina co-designed the collection which will feature styles for the upcoming fall and holiday seasons. The fall collection will include shirts donning puns and lyrics made famous by Alaina, while two additional tees will be made available for the holiday season.
“Lauren has been a great partner and brand ambassador, and we had a lot of fun collaborating on this t-shirt collection,” notes Laura Sieger, Chief Marketing Officer. “She had a lot of great ideas and we brought forth consumer insight to guide our final designs. We are excited to see the response from her biggest fans and our loyal customers.”
“I am a good pair of jeans and t-shirt type of southern girl at heart,” Alaina adds. “I love casual comfort with a fashionable twist, which is why I’m so excited to launch my first-ever exclusive t-shirt collection with Maurices for the upcoming fall and holiday seasons! This collaboration with Maurices has allowed me to express myself in a whole new way for my fans. The designs are a true reflection of my personality and love of sassy puns. Make sure to shop the collection just in time for fall!”
Frank Ray Gives Back In New Mexico & Texas Communities Following His Album Release
Following the release of his label debut Getcha Some, BBR Music Group/Stoney Creek Records’ Frank Ray was off visiting police departments and schools throughout New Mexico and Texas last week. Along the way, he donated school supplies and Bose S1 Pro Portable Bluetooth speaker systems in partnership with Bose.
Visiting Picacho Middle School in Las Cruces, New Mexico, Columbus Elementary School in Columbus, New Mexico and O’Shea Elementary School in El Paso, Texas, Ray gave special acoustic performances and shared his journey of growing up in New Mexico, becoming a police officer for ten years, and eventually following his dream of becoming a country music artist.
Ray also visited the Las Cruces Police Department, where he was an officer prior to turning in his badge for his guitar.
ELLA Celebrates Inaugural Songwriting Class
Entrepreneur Latina Leaders of America (ELLA), the Tennessee Latin American Chamber of Commerce’s partner program, celebrated its inaugural Songwriting Class this week with a gathering at Plaza Mariachi.
Pat Alger, an ASCAP Songwriter of the Year, NSAI Songwriter of the Year and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member (“Unanswered Prayers,” “Small Town Saturday Night”) began mentoring five Latina singer-songwriters last August.
“It started when my friend Jimmy Wayne recommended I participate in a songwriting session. Once we began, we just kept going. Over the past 12 months, I’ve grown to consider these creative ladies not only incredible talents, but also, friends,” Alger explains.
Jessie Garcia Knowles, ELLA’s Executive Director, shares, “When our TLACC board member Jackie Marushka came to me with this idea, I knew it had to be part of our ELLA program. ELLA invests in Latina entrepreneurs and we hadn’t ever approached supporting our artist community with a class directed toward music or songwriting. Jackie connected the dots, via Jimmy Wayne, to Pat Alger, and what we thought would be a one-hour mentoring session turned into a year of master classes with Pat. We are incredibly grateful to him for investing in our songwriters, our community with such a gracious heart. We love you, Pat!”
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