Scotty McCreery Strikes Gold With ‘It Matters To Her’
Scotty McCreery celebrated his latest hit “It Matters to Her” going Gold during his recent Grand Ole Opry appearance on Sept. 14. Written by McCreery, Rhett Akins and Lee Thomas Miller, the song captures lessons learned during the artist’s first four years of marriage to wife, Gabi.
“I am thankful to my fans and my team anytime a song of mine is certified Gold,” shared McCreery. “I don’t take it for granted. But, to be presented a Gold album plaque for ‘It Matters to Her’ on the Grand Ole Opry stage is something I will always treasure.”
Levi Hummon, Lewis Brice, More To Play ‘Spreading Hope’ Benefit
The “Spreading Hope With Keith Griner” concert series has announced its next benefit at 3rd & Lindsley on Sept. 26. The lineup includes Levi Hummon, Lewis Brice, Noah Thompson and Ryan Griffin. Tickets are available in advance and at the door with all proceeds to be donated directly to Hope On The Row, a local nonprofit serving Nashville’s unhoused.
Hope On The Row will also be on site taking donations including lightly used clothing, new socks and new personal essentials (shampoo, toothbrushes, women’s hygiene, etc). The concert will be live-streamed for free via Phierce Productions on Volume.com, with opportunities to donate as well. So far, “Spreading Hope” has raised over $25,000 for Hope On The Row through over 200 artist performances.
CMHOF Hosts Conversation With Bill Anderson
“Whisperin’ Bill” Anderson, Jeannie Seely, E. W. “Bud” Wendell and Mark Wills came together for an intimate conversation about the Opry and Anderson’s long, storied association with the show. The program, which was hosted in support of the exhibition “Bill Anderson: As Far as I Can See,” was led by Paul Kingsbury, the museum’s Senior Director of Editorial & Interpretation.
As of July 2023, Anderson has the longest tenure of any cast member in the Grand Ole Opry’s history — 62 years. The program was filmed and will premiere at a later date as part of the museum’s Live at the Hall digital programs series, available to stream on the museum’s website. Visitors will have through Sept. 24 to visit the “Bill Anderson: As Far as I Can See” exhibit.
Old Dominion’s Brad Tursi Performs At Music Row Build Porch Party
Mark and Elissa Brown and Pete and Alissa Robinson recently hosted a porch party benefiting the Habitat for Humanity Music Row Build. Guests enjoyed dinner from chef Johnny Haffner and a performance from Old Dominion band member Brad Tursi.
Chris Keaton Partners With DownTown Mystic
Chris Keaton has formed an alliance with singer-songwriter and producer Robert Allen and the 100-plus titles in the DownTown Mystic music publishing catalog.
Among the collection are “Way To Know,” “Think A Little Louder” and “Can’t Let Go.” Allen’s songs have been featured on CMT’s Tobacco Wars (“Backdoor”), Inside Fame on Darius Rucker (“Losing My Mind”), Urban Cowboy The Rise and Fall Of Gilley’s (“Everything”) and
“I am grateful for the opportunity that Robert has shared with me to represent this outstanding catalog,” states Keaton. “These are songs that can change people’s lives.”
Allen adds, “I look forward to reuniting with Chris and expanding the DownTown Mystic Rock and Roll footprint in Music City and beyond.”
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