Entries by Eric T. Parker

Free Bill Monroe Tribute Opens Bluegrass Week

This September marks the centennial anniversary of Bill Monroe’s birth, and will be commemorated as the IBMA informally kicks off its World of Bluegrass Week in Nashville with a free outdoor bluegrass concert featuring The Del McCoury Band with special guests. The concert will be hosted by the non-profit Foundation for Bluegrass Music on the […]

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Sarah Darling at Bristol, Stealing Angels in Iraq, plus Marshall Tucker Band with Katie Armiger and Bo Bice

Video: Lady A “Unplugs,” Discusses New Album

Lady Antebellum announces they will touch-down in three major cities surrounding their Sept. 13 Own The Night album release in a concert series labeled Own The Night: Unplugged. The evenings will feature stripped-down versions of new and old favorites from the band beginning in Chicago on Sept. 10, New York on release day (9/13), followed […]

The Band Perry to Headline The Ryman

After a year of major success, The Band Perry is scheduled to perform its first headlining show in Nashville. The siblings will take the stage at the Mother Church of Country Music, the historic Ryman Auditorium, on Feb. 20, 2012. “We are so excited to headline the Ryman, which holds a very special place in […]

Colt Ford Taps Star Friends to Honor Hometown Heros

Colt Ford has recruited a fantastic line-up for a benefit concert next month in his hometown Athens, Ga. Set to perform are Rhett Akins, Jason Aldean, Dallas Davidson, Mike Dekel, Edwin McCain, and James Otto. The Aug. 16 show at the Georgia Theater will benefit local police officers and their families who were victims of […]

Loretta Lynn Cancels Appearances Due to Hospitalization

Loretta Lynn was forced to cancel shows through the end of July from her 2011 tour after severe dehydration caused the country music icon to be hospitalized. A statement on the website of Ohio music festival Jamboree In The Hills offered an apology from Lynn. She was scheduled to perform there on Sunday, July 17. […]

Alan Jackson Releases 34 No. 1’s

Alan Jackson is set to release a career-spanning double-disc collection, 34 Number Ones on November 22. With 37 songs in all, the collection will include every #1 hit to date from his more than 50 million albums sold, plus three additional tracks featuring the recent collaboration with the Zac Brown Band, “As She’s Walking Away,” […]