Country Throwdown Adds Corey Smith To Line-up and Additional Dates! The much anticipated Country Throwdown Tour is just hours away from its kick-off on Friday, May 18th in Gulfport, MS, and it has just recently been announced that Corey Smith has been added to the already packed line-up! The tour will be stopping in 20 cities all over the nation, and previously announced performers include headliner Gary Allan, Justin Moore (select dates: 5/18-5/27), Rodney Atkins (select dates: 6/1-7/1), Josh Thompson, Sunny Sweeney, Eric Paslay, Maggie Rose, and Florida Georgia Line. Like Moore and Atkins, Corey will only be playing select dates as well including May 19, 20, 26 & 27! Who’s ready to throwdown?!
Country Throwdown 2012 Tour Featuring Gary Allan, Justin Moore, Rodney Atkins and More! Details have been released for the 2012 Country Throwdown Tour, and we over at CMNB are excited! This year’s tour will be headlined by Gary Allan, and it will also include Justin Moore, Rodney Atkins, Josh Thompson, Sunny Sweeney and Eric Paslay!! The tour will kick off on May 18th on Gulfport, MS, and tickets are already available for purchase for select dates. Stay tuned for more details to come!
Willie Nelson’s Country Throwdown Tour Hits Eufaula Oklahoma For A Party At The Cove! If anyone knows how to throw a party it is Willie Nelson and his friends! This summer that rowdy bunch was Willie, Jamey Johnson, Randy Houser, Jack Ingram, Lee Brice, Brantley Gilbert, Craig Campbell, Lukas Nelson (Willie’s son) & Promise of the Real, Drake White, Caitlyn Smith, Erin Enderlin, Adam Hood, Dani Flowers, Brent Cobb, Tyler Reeve, and Austin Lucas. The 2nd Annual Country Throwdown Tour was little over a month, starting May 28 in Philadelphia and ending tonight, July 4, in Fort Worth. I was lucky enough to get my country fix in Eufaula, Ok on July 2 after an awesome day at the lake! I regret to say I missed a couple performers, I’m very sad about it and have made it my mission to catch them the next chance I get. My only excuse is I was trying to find Willie on the lake! I spent the 4th of July weekend with a lifelong friend and her family on the water. As we were leaving the marina around noon, we got word that Willie was just there, the same dock as us! I tried and I tried to see those braids catching some sun on a boat all afternoon but unfortunately was unsuccessful. Once we made it to the amphitheater I realized we had missed Lee Brice, heartbroken I held my chin up in excitement for the artists I was soon to see. My group caught the tail end of Brantley Gilbert’s show on the side stage as we were walking in and was pleasantly surprised in the very small window of time (I’m talking minutes) until the next performer, Randy Houser, took the main stage. He started off with his hit “Boots On” and never dropped his energy until after his last song “Whistlin’ Dixie“! In between “stage” performer was a group of songwriters from the “Bluebird Cafe Stage“. They were an awesome addition to the day, keeping live music flowing at all times. I really enjoyed Caitlyn Smith’s “Hank Drank” and the good-timing-party-having attitudes of Brent Cobb, Tyler Reeve, and Adam Hood! Jack Ingram, who only toured June 30 through July 3, seemed to have a different look, but the same voice! He had the crowd going with songs like “Love You“, “Barbie Doll“, and “Barefoot And Crazy“. Jamey Johnson was the last performer before Willie and he put on one hell of a show! He was joined on stage a couple different times, once with Lucas Nelson, once with Dani Flowers, and once with three little girls to sing his song “In Color“. Another treat he had for the Oklahoma crowd was his cover of Don Williams’ “Tulsa Time“! Once the legend took the stage all bets were off! Nelson had the cove roaring with excitement as he famously opened with his classic “Whiskey River“. It seemed like he never took a breath, flowing from one song to another, “Mammas Continue reading Willie Nelson Country Throwdown Eufaula Oklahoma
Personal Invite from Willie Nelson to Attend Country Throwdown at the Osage Creek Amphitheater! Willie Nelson took a little time out of his day to extend an invitation to everyone to attend the July 3rd concert at the new Osage Creek Amphitheater in Siloam Springs, Arkansas! This is a brand new concert space still under construction, and the July 3rd concert will mark it’s first event! The concert is part of Willie Nelson’s Country Throwdown tour. Check out the invite from Willie here! [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssXnVDJN3Ag&playnext=1&list=PL2C47B79A353F1A52] You can find out more about the brand new Osage Creek Amphitheater and how to get there by clicking here. You can click here for ticket information.
The Country Throwdown Tour has canceled four stops this summer due to low ticket sales. The 2010 Country Throwdown Tour featuring Montgomery Gentry, The Lost Trailers, Jamey Johnson, Eric Church, Little Big Town, and Jack Ingram, has fallen victim to what tour organizers refer to as the industry’s tendency to self-cannibalize their market. With too many summer concert festivals overlapping each other, the tour has failed to meet acceptable ticket sales to support the following dates: The canceled shows are June 9 in Houston, June 10 in Dallas, June 17 in San Diego and June 18 in Phoenix. The Bakersfield, Cal. date, originally set for June 16, was moved to Friday, June 18. Tickets from the Houston, Dallas, San Diego and Phoenix shows will be honored at all other Throwdown tour dates. Otherwise fans are able to get a refund for their tickets at their original point of purchase. Tour Producer Kevin Lyman, said, “After many attempts to keep these shows, we’re regretfully unable to bring Throwdown to these four markets.” “Low tickets sales and too many shows competing with one another” caused the cancellation, according to Lyman. “We are trying to bring a festival style tour with 21 artists, at a reasonable and fair ticket price (average ticket cost $31), but because most markets are currently flooded with shows, we end up cannibalizing one another and someone ends up with lower ticket sales.” “As a result, we can’t afford to keep the show on the road for all of its intended dates. It’s a first year tour and we expected year one to be full of key lessons, so that next year – and there will be a next year – is even better.”
The Country Throwdown Tour will begin May 13th and run through June 20th. Fans and music lovers got a sneak peak of what to expect during the Country Throwdown Tour at the Bluebird Cafe last Wednesday in Nashville. Eight talented singer/songwriters are featured on this tour: Ashley Ray Brad Tursi Dave Pahanish Jedd Hughes Sarah Buxton Walker Hayes Heather Morgan. They will be playing in the Bluebird Café Tent during the entire Throwdown Tour. These artists will perform an intimate “In the Round”-type sets in the Bluebird Café Tent throughout the day, as well as play nightly on a specially designed stage. Headliners for this tour are: Montgomery Gentry Jamey Johnson Little Big Town Jack Ingram. Additional artists scheduled to appear are Eric Church, the Eli Young Band, Jonathan Singleton & The Grove, Lost Trailers, Ryan Bingham and Emily West, with more artists to be announced.Country Music Photo Gallery
Montgomery Gentry has been announced as the headlining act for the 2010 Country Throwdown Tour along with openers Ashley Ray, Jamey Johnson, Little Big Town, Eric Church and The Eli Young Band. The 2010 Country Throwdown lineup has been announced! The same team that brought rock & roll fans the Vans Warped Tour has turned their sights on the country music crowd and created their fist ever Country Throwdown Tour. The outdoor amphitheater trek will feature a diverse lineup that brings together iconic and emerging artists in the country music scene, as well as a full concourse of lifestyle attractions and vendors (to be announced soon)–all with an affordable ticket price–plus pre-show tailgaiting parties. A title sponsor will soon be announced. Headliners Montgomery Gentry, Jamey Johnson, Little Big Town and Jack Ingram are among the 10 initial acts to be announced for this nationwide country music tour running from May 13 through June 20. Other artists confirmed for the first annual multi-stage country tour include Eric Church, the Eli Young Band, Jonathan Singleton & The Grove, Lost Trailers, Ryan Bingham and Emily West, with more artists to be announced. In addition to the 12 main artists performing on three stages (one main stage and two side stages), the Bluebird Café Tent will feature nine extraordinary singer-songwriters. Fans will get to see these artists perform intimate “In the Round”-type sets in the Bluebird Café Tent throughout the day, as well as see them play nightly on a specially designed stage during the main stage set changes. Tour founder and co-producer Kevin Lyman says, “Very much like other projects we have been involved with, this project is about bringing together a great group of artists and attractions at a fair ticket price for music fans.” “We feel Country music will welcome this type of touring festival,” explains Sarah Baer, co-producer for the tour and Head of Marketing for 4FINI, Inc. “Fans of any music genre are looking for a place where they can experience a full day of quality music from new faces, along side well known acts, and at a value price. The music we’ve had the pleasure of booking on this tour is going to surprise and excite a lot of people come May. It’s a group of truly talented musicians and singer-songwriters that have never toured in this capacity. I’m expecting great things.” Brian O’Connell, President of Country Music Touring for Live Nation, says, “I’m looking forward to bringing the Country Throwdown Tour to Country Music fans across the U.S. next summer. Kevin and I have known each other for a long time, and he and his team have obviously been very successful with their other projects, most notably the Vans Warped Tour, and I am proud that he and his team and Live Nation are in business with this exciting project. The opportunity that we have to collectively bring an unprecedented number of artists on tour at once, and to expose their music to fans at an affordable Continue reading Country Throwdown Tour Featuring Montgomery Gentry
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (December 17, 2019) – Rising new singer/songwriter Jesse Labelle, a huge crowd favorite and regular performer at Opry Entertainment’s local hot spot Ole Red, was invited to be part of an Opry Circle Throwdown during the WSM-AM portion of the first-ever Music City Christmas Jam on Saturday at the Yee-Haw/Ole Smoky Moonshine complex in downtown Nashville. WMOT Roots Radio, Yee-Haw Brewing Co. and WSM’s Grand Ole Opry partnered to present the event to benefit for Second Harvest Food Bank. The event was sponsored by The Nashville Predators, The Tennessee Titans, The Nashville Sounds and The Opry Trust Fund.
LINDSAY ELL PERFORMS TWO OPRY CIRCLE THROWDOWNS BEFORE RETURNING TO THE GRAND OLE OPRY STAGE WEDNESDAY NIGHT –Plays in New York City’s Bryant Park and Performs First-Ever Opry Circle Throwdown at 35,000 Feet for Southwest Airlines’ Live at 35 BBR Music Group’s Lindsay Ell, a featured rising star on the Grand Ole Opry’s Opry 9.0, Vol II, Discoveries From The Circle CD, performed two Opry Circle Throwdowns in advance of her performance on the stage of the Opry Wednesday night. Tuesday she played for fans at the Southwest Porch in New York City’s Bryant Park as part of the Opry’s summer music series Circle in the City. On her return back to Nashville for her scheduled Wednesday Night Opry performance, Ell threw the “Circle” down at 35,000 feet in the air on Southwest Airlines Flight 1035, performing a Live at 35 concert for the passengers on board. Following her performance of her two cuts from the Opry 9.0 project, Ell surprised her audience by giving all passengers on the flight tickets to see her on the Opry stage last night. The Circle in the City summer series, in partnership this year with the BBR Music Group, features artists who travel to Manhattan with the Opry’s signature microphone stand and continue the Opry’s 90th anniversary year tradition of throwing down a replica of the famed circle of wood from center stage at the Opry House for a performance, a la an Opry Circle Throwdown. Fans can watch each of the shows live on the Opry’s Facebook page. Award-winning duo Thompson Square is set to round out the Circle in the City series next Tuesday, August 9. The duo then travels to Nashville Wednesday to perform on two Opry shows also featuring Carrie Underwood, Old Crow Medicine Show, Kelsea Ballerini, Bill Anderson, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, and more. Fans can follow artists’ journeys from New York to the Opry via social media and at opry.com/oprybound, where they can also enter to win an OpryBound VIP package including airfare to Music City aboard Southwest Airlines, hotel accommodations, and Opry prizing. About Lindsay Ell: Named one of The Huffington Post’s “Top Country Artists to Watch in 2016, Lindsay Ell is a triple threat: accomplished musician, unique vocalist and songwriter. The 27-year-old Calgary native learned to play guitar while traveling with her father to country-bluegrass camps as a young girl. Ell honed her craft as a musical stylist and songwriter after being discovered by BTO and The Guess Who’s Randy Bachman (“American Woman” / “Taking Care of Business”) who discovered her at the age of 13. The multi-instrumentalist was soon opening for the likes of Luke Bryan, Buddy Guy, The Band Perry and Keith Urban. Ell received critical acclaim for her singles “Trippin’ On Us,” “Shut Me Up” and “By The Way,” including being named one of Rolling Stone’s “10 Artists You Need to Know” and one of CMT’s Next Women of Country. A 2016 CMT Music Award and Canadian Country Music Award Continue reading Lindsay Ell Performs Two Opry Circle Throwdowns Before Her Return To The Grand Ole Opry Stage Wed Night
Brantley Gilbert announced as headliner for the annual Lakeside Country Bash fundraising concert in Fort Meyers, FL Saturday December 13th Tickets go on sale Friday, Aug. 22 for the sixth annual Lakeside Country Bash to benefit Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation. The concert features chart-topping country artist Brantley Gilbert and will be held Saturday, Dec. 13 with gates opening at 2 p.m. at Lakes Regional Park. Gilbert earned the Recording Industry Association of America’s gold certification for his third album “Just As I Am” released by Valory Music Group. The album also debuted at No. 1 on Billboard Country Albums Chart, scoring the third highest album debut of the year with over 212,000 copies sold in the first week. Brantley’s latest project has already produced the platinum-certified, No. 1 lead single “Bottoms Up,” and the music video has earned more than 23 million views. Quickly climbing the Country airplay charts, the Top 20-and-rising follow-up, “Small Town Throwdown,” features label mates Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett. Ticket prices are$29.75, $46, $56, $66.00, and $76, and do not include facility fee or service charges. Tickets for the event go on sale Friday, Aug. 22 at 10 a.m. at all Ticketmaster locations, Ticketmaster outlets and at Ticketmaster.com. To order tickets by phone call 800-745-3000. For more information visit www.lakesidecountrybash.com. Tyler Farr recently released “A Guy Walks into a Bar” the next single off of his upcoming Columbia Nashville LP. The song, written by Melissa Peirce, Jonathan Singleton, and Brad Tursi, hit a chord with the Missouri-born singer, who loved the use of a simple act – walking into a bar – to highlight everything from a relationship’s first exciting meeting to heartbreak. Hailed as a breakout new country male vocalist, Columbia Nashville’s broke through the country and all genre charts last year with debut album, “Redneck Crazy”, which landed at No. 2 on the Country Albums chart and No. 5 on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart and marking the year’s highest entry by a debut male country artist on the all-genre Billboard 200 album sales chart at its debut. Colt Ford is just an unassuming good old country boy from Georgia, a one-time pro golfer turned songwriter and musician who has struck a chord with his growing fan base. On “Thanks for Listening”,his fifth album on his own perfectly named Average Joes Entertainment label, he returns the favor, offering his audience a humble token of his appreciation. With his groundbreaking blend of country music and hip hop rhythms, Ford is a cultural force who is ready to go from cult status to a household name, from the mud trucker events where he started to arena stages, where he’ll next be seen sharing the bill with Toby Keith. Parmalee’s country rock sound has its roots in the bluegrass, traditional country, southern rock and blues covers the guys grew up hearing their families play. Matt and Scott Thomas grew up near Greenville, North Carolina watching their father Jerry front a popular local southern rock blues Continue reading Brantley Gilbert Headlining Lakeside Country Bash