Country music legend Alan Jackson has rescheduled two of his upcoming Canadian dates so he can attend the funeral of George Jones. The dates effected are his previously scheduled shows on Wednesday and Thursday night in Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia. Both dates have been rescheduled, with his PEI date now on Monday, May 6th at Credit Union Place in Summerside; and his NS date now on May 7th at Centre 200 in Sydney. All tickets with the old dates will be accepted at the new dates next week.
For ticketholders who are unable to attend the rescheduled dates, you can contact the box office for details on how to get a refund. Credit Union Place – Summerside, PEI 902-432-1234 or Centre 200, Sydney, NS 902-563-5229.
Southern rock legend and Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman, John Fogerty, teamed up with several country superstars for his upcoming album, Wrote A Song For Everyone. The record features some of our favorite artists collaborating with Fogerty on his classic hits.
One of his special guests is country’s beloved female, Miranda Lambert. She joined the project after Fogerty slipped her a note at an event and asked Lambert to lend her voice for the title track.
Lambert grew up listening to CCR and was honored to work with Fogerty, whom she calls “rock royalty.” Because of her high regard for him, Lambert was nervous walking into the studio but she says Fogerty is so nice and normal (besides the fact that he is a rock star, of course). She went on to say that “cool is the word for him.”
Lambert dubbs Fogerty and CCR’s music “timeless” spanning and bridging generations. I would definitely have to agree with her!
Check out the video below to see what Miranda had to say about the whole experience and also view behind the scenes with Lambert and Fogerty. You can also hear snippets of the song in the background.
Country music trio, Gloriana, will be visiting Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Friday, February 15th to perform their current single “Can’t Shake You” with The Roots! The song is a Top 30 single and is currently climbing the charts. Fans can tune in to Jimmy Fallon on NBC at 11:35 CST/ 12:35 EST. to catch the performance.
Meanwhile, the trio is busy on the road in support of their critically acclaimed sophomore album, A Thousand Miles Left Behind. The group will also be opening two nights for Alan Jackson this weekend.
The Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA) announced today that a limited number of VIP Experience Packages are available for the 5th Annual “Stars Go Blue” benefit on Wednesday, March 20 at the Ryman Auditorium. It was announced last week that country music superstar Alan Jackson will give a rare, intimate performance at this historic music venue and it will be hosted by the oldest and largest national colon cancer patient advocacy organization, the CCA. All proceeds from the concert will benefit the CCA’s Blue Note Fund, helping colon cancer patients in need, a program founded by Nashville’s own Grammy-nominated artist/producer Charlie Kelley.
The VIP Experience can be purchased through the CCA at thestarsgoblue.com for $500. It includes gold circle seating, meet and greet with Alan, a signed copy of Alan’s Seasons of Sweetbriar book, Loveless Café catered VIP reception and other surprises.
Regular tickets for “Stars Go Blue” are on sale now and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster locations, Ryman Box Office, www.ryman.com and by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets are $75, $45 and $35.
Alan recently released a limited number of copies of his book Seasons of Sweetbriar – A Photographic Collection of Home by Alan Jackson. Seasons of Sweetbriar can be purchased through alanjackson.com for $25 or $50 for a book autographed by Alan, while supplies last. 100 percent of proceeds will be donated to the CCA’s Blue NoteFund.
Country music legend Alan Jackson will be playing a headlining charity date at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on March 20th. The 5th annual “Stars Go Blue” event will feature a rare intimate and personal performance by Alan in support of the United States’ largest colon cancer patient advocacy fund – the Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA). All proceeds from Alan’s concert will benefit the organization.
In 2010, Alan’s wife Denise was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. He shares:
“It knocked us both down. It was so hard to watch her go through that. We were dating at 16 and 17, and I pretty much took care of her from that point on. But when it came to this, I felt like there wasn’t a thing I could do.”
Tickets for “Stars Go Blue” go on sale Fri., Jan. 18 at 10:00am Central and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster locations, Ryman Box Office, www.ryman.com and by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets are $75, $45 and $35.
Alan recently released a limited number of copies of his book Seasons of Sweetbriar – A Photographic Collection of Home by Alan Jackson. Seasons of Sweetbriar can be purchased through www.alanjackson.com for $25 or $50 for a book autographed by Alan, while supplies last. 100 percent of proceeds will be donated to the CCA’s Blue NoteFund.
Country music trio, Gloriana, celebrates another career milestone as their latest single, “(Kissed You) Good Night,” clinches the number nine spot on the Billboard Country Singles Chart. This marks their first single to land in the top ten and is the fastest rising single of their career.
“(Kissed You) Good Night” is from the band’s much-anticipated second studio album “A Thousand Miles Left Behind” on Emblem Music Group/Warner Bros. Records. Their sophomore project is set for release July 31, 2012.
Gloriana is currently out on the road performing headlining dates across the country, and also will perform on a few select dates opening for Alan Jackson.
Jana Kramer may be somewhat of a newcomer to country music, but she is certainly taking the charts by storm. Her self-titled debut album, released on June 5, has made an impressive debut at Number 5 on the SoundScan Top Country Album Charts. It also premiered as the second selling digital country release, just behind country mega-star, Alan Jackson.
Jana Kramer is currently supporting Brad Paisley‘s Virtual Reality Tour, performing on the Virtual Opry stage prior to the main show. She was named one of “Summer’s Hottest Artists” by People Country Magazine and one of the “Season’s Biggest New Names” by Billboard.
The album, produced by Scott Hendricks, has received rave reviews, and her first single “Why Ya Wanna” is currently sitting at number 17 on the country charts.
For more information, including tour dates, please visit JanaKramer.com.
Several other presenters comprise the list, such as American Idol finalists Colton Dixon and Skylar Laine, CMT hosts Tom Arnold and Steve Austin, 2012 Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti, Twilight star Ashley Greene, Tony Hawk, Denise Richards, Dax Shepard and Jordin Sparks.
Us here at Keepin’ it Country want to wish our American friends a happy Memorial Day weekend. We also want to thank all those who have, will, or currently are serving their countries overseas. The sacrifices that have been made, and will be made, by the men and women serving their countries will never be forgotten. Even as a Canadian, I still want to thank everyone for what they’ve done protecting freedom not only in the United States today, but around the world.
While there are tons of songs in country music that pay tribute to the troops, we had the difficult task of narrowing it down to just our top ten. Take a look at our top 10 playlist for Memorial Day and let us know what your favorite songs for tribute are on our Facebook page or in the comments to our post.