Tyler Hubbard Goes Gold & Sells Out Tour In Canada
Tyler Hubbard‘s debut self-titled album was recently Gold-certified in Canada. The album includes his hit single, “Dancin’ In The Country,” which reached No.1 at Canadian country radio earlier this year and stayed atop the charts for four weeks, and “5 Foot 9,” which also hit No.1 at Canadian country radio.
The multi-Platinum artist also sold out his first solo Canadian headline tour. On Tuesday (Oct. 24), Hubbard performed the final show of the Canadian dates, where he celebrated his radio hits reaching No. 1 and Gold-certified album in Toronto with plaque presentation from the team at Universal Music Canada.
Hubbard will hit the road again in 2024 to support Kane Brown‘s “In The Air Tour” across the U.S. and Canada, including a stop in Toronto on April 5.
Brian Kelley Visits Franklin High School With CMA Foundation & Music Has Value
Brian Kelley visited music students and teachers at Franklin High School in Franklin, Tennessee on Wednesday, Oct. 18 with the CMA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Country Music Association, and Scott and Sandi Borchetta’s Music Has Value to support furthering music and arts education across the country.
During the visit, Kelley emphasized the impact and power of music through music education with a Q&A session discussing his songwriting process, his journey in the music industry as well as advice around starting a career in country music. The artist was also treated to four performances by Franklin High School students, including: Skylar DeCuir, who performed an excerpt from “Deleclusiastics For Solo Snare;” Ty Henry, Ethan Hill and Clara Zaccari, who performed an original song written by Hill; singer-songwriter Madison Johnson, who sang her original song “Summer Nights” and Lukas Varden, who performed an excerpt from “Messager’s Solo de Concours.”
The organizations gifted the high school new instruments as part of a $120,000 pledge to benefit music education programs in Tennessee public school districts.
“My high school music teacher greatly impacted my life, and to be able to visit these talented students at Franklin High School and see them perform was truly an honor,” shares Kelley. “I will forever believe music is healing and brings people together. Seeing the CMA Foundation and Music Has Value give the gift of music to these young musicians and support them in further chasing their dreams was an unforgettable experience.”
Riley Green Celebrates Album Release & Certifications
Riley Green recently released his latest project, Ain’t My Last Rodeo, on Friday, Oct. 13. The day before (Oct. 12), he celebrated with a special release show at the Walk of Fame Park.
Backstage, he and his team also celebrated his recent certifications, including Gold-certified deep cut “When She Comes Home Tonight.”
Tyler Braden’s Third Annual Engine Co. 18 Golf Outing Raises Over $35K
Firefighter-turned-country artist Tyler Braden hosted his third annual Engine Co. 18 Golf Outing on Monday (Oct. 23) at The Governors Club in Brentwood, Tennessee.
This year’s event raised over $35,000 for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and Hungry Heroes, marking the outing’s highest fundraising total yet.
The sold-out function drew 36 teams across the industry and 144 golfers. Following the tournament, Braden hosted a writers’ round featuring Matt Koziol, Halle Kearns, Derek Austin, Brian Davis and Willie Tate.
“I am so proud to be able to give back to my brothers and sisters in the first responder community,” Braden shared. “I know first-hand the incredible sacrifices they make in their work, and it means a lot to me that the Nashville music industry is showing up for them. A huge thanks to our sponsors and everyone who participated. This event has grown so much over the past three years… just wait ’til 2024!”
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