Ashley McBryde Celebrates Upcoming Album Release
Ashley McBryde gathered with friends and industry members to celebrate her upcoming album The Devil I Know (due out Sept. 8) at Nashville’s Analog at Hutton Hotel on Wednesday night (Aug. 30).
Performing the album in its entirety, McBryde entertained the packed room with engaging behind-the-scenes stories about each song. Warner Music Nashville Co-Chair & Co-President Cris Lacy welcomed the crowd, describing McBryde as “absolutely essential in our format.”
Scotty McCreery Performs at Memorial Stadium for ‘Volleyball Day in Nebraska’
Triple Tigers recording artist Scotty McCreery performed a concert following the University of Nebraska Ladies Volleyball Team’s winning match against Omaha at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska on Aug. 30.
The event set a new world record for the highest attendance at a women’s sporting event with 92,003 fans in attendance and was designated “Volleyball Day in Nebraska.”
“That was something I will never forget,” said McCreery after coming off stage. “It’s the biggest crowd I’ve ever played in front of, and they were fantastic. Hearing 92,003 people sing along and watching them dance and enjoy themselves is something I will never forget. Congrats to the Nebraska Volleyball Team on their win and setting the new world record. Those ladies are amazing athletes and it was exciting to watch their games. I thank them for having me be a part of the event!”
Randy Rogers, Williams Clark Green, More Attend Wade Bowen Invitational Raising Nearly $1 Million
Wade Bowen hosted his annual two-day, invite-only golf tournament, Bowen Invitational in San Antonio, Texas, raising nearly $1 million for the Bowen Family Foundation on Aug. 27 and 28. Guests at the event included Robert Earl Keen, Randy Rogers, William Clark Green, Jamey Johnson, Heather Morgan, William Beckmann and more.
The Bowen Family Foundationwas started by Wade and his family to support worthy causes in and around Texas that directly affects families in the community all year round. To-date, the organization has raised more than $6 million.
In true Wade fashion, the Bowen Invitational was a lot of golf, with a little bit of music too. A major highlight of the weekend was an impromptu, one-of-a-kind jam session on Sunday night (Aug. 27) with Rogers, Morgan, Green, Johnson, Beckmann and Bowen.
Monday evening featured a spectacular performance from Keen in what was a full circle moment for Bowen. This year’s live auction featured a George Strait autographed guitar and Vegas show tickets, Sunday passes to the 2024 Masters and a private acoustic performance from Bowen. The live auction alone raised more than $600, 000 for the Bowen Family Foundation.
ACM Celebrates Hip-Hop’s 50th Anniversary with OnRamp Showcase
ACM will celebrate the 50th anniversary of hip-hop at a special celebration show, “Music City Hip Hop,” on Wednesday, Sept. 6. Presented by its much-heralded OnRamp program, the event will feature live performances by four members of the OnRamp inaugural class: Roz Malone, Daisha McBrirde, Qualls, and Kendall Warner aka “Ken-Say.”
The show will be at The Basement in Nashville at 7:00 p.m. and tickets are on sale now.
OnRamp is a partnership with the Black Music Action Coalition (BMAC) focused on improving inclusivity and equity within Music City and aiming to empower the next generation of leaders in the early stages of their careers by granting access to informational panels, professional development opportunities, 360º mentorship, industry exposure, and other opportunities.
Additionally, through the program, each participant receives a monthly stipend for one year. Half of the inaugural class are artists; the other half come from across the industry and range from attorneys to audio engineers, publicists to business managers.
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