SONG SUFFRAGETTES TEAMS UP WITH WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL COMMISSION THROUGH AUGUST WITH SPECIAL GUESTS LINDSAY ELL, MADDIE & TAE, ASHLEY McBRYDE AND RUNAWAY JUNE
All-female singer-songwriter collective Song Suffragettes has teamed up with the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment - which gave women the constitutional right to vote on August 26, 1920. The Commission will be sponsoring Song Suffragettes’ shows at The Listening Room Café each Monday throughout August along with high-production YouTube livestreams from those shows.
So, want to give a new definition to being the girl in a country song? Then move and groove yourself to the tune of the musical women's movement that is the Song Suffragettes. Throughout August, you can watch these intimate performances at-home or (if you're lucky enough) in person at Nashville's Listening Room Cafe. Stick to the one night standards or even (wait for it)...buy your own drinks.
To heighten the centennial celebration, Song Suffragettes has invited special guests to participate in those August shows with Lindsay Ell (Aug. 3), Maddie & Tae (Aug. 10), Ashley McBryde (Aug. 17) and Runaway June (Aug. 24) joining members of Song Suffragettes’ ever-revolving and expanding roster which currently consists of over 260 female singer-songwriters.
CMA and ACM-nominated multi-instrumentalist Lindsay Ell got the show started on August 3, joined by special guests, singer-songwriters Carter Faith, Chloe Gilligan, Julie Williams and Raquel Cole with Mia Morris accompanying on cajon.
Ell's sophomore album heart theory releases August 14 (click here to pre-order). Her August 3 performance is available now. Click here for Ell and company's complete Live From Nashville livestream:
“The Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission is thrilled to partner with Song Suffragettes in celebration of the congressionally designated National Women’s Suffrage Month in August 2020,” said WSCC Executive Director Anna Laymon. “Music holds an important place in the history of women’s fight for the vote -- like in all social movements, music helped to inspire and unify the suffragists who were dedicated to expanding American democracy. These activists not only secured the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment, but they also broke barriers and opened up new opportunities for women for generations to come. By working to ensure talented women artists are represented and celebrated in the world of country music today, Song Suffragettes carries forward the legacy of the courageous trailblazers who fought for women’s right to vote 100 years ago. It is a privilege to join with Song Suffragettes to honor the sacrifice and courage of the suffragists.”
Based in D.C. and funded by the U.S. Congress, the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission is conducting suffrage inspired digital programming to commemorate August 2020 as National Women’s Suffrage Month. The Commission is a nonpartisan, nonpolitical federal agency with multiple initiatives that can be explored at www.WomensVote100.org.
“For over six years, Song Suffragettes has been fighting the good fight to support underrepresented female voices in music,” said Todd Cassetty, founder of Song Suffragettes. “We named Song Suffragettes as an obvious nod to the fearless women who faced a restrictive government and fought for seventy-two years to earn the right to vote. So it is a true honor to partner with the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission and be the musical component of their celebration of the 19th Amendment’s centennial.”
The livestream series titled Live From Nashville: Song Suffragettes will be available for free via the Song Suffragettes’ YouTube channel - YouTube.com/SongSuffragettes. A limited number of tickets are available to attend these shows in person and can be purchased at www.ListeningRoomCafe.com.
All Live From Nashville: Song Suffragettes shows will start at 6pm CST. Going forward, full show lineups will be announced the week prior to each show on Song Suffragettes’ Twitter (singular @SongSuffragette), Instagram and Facebook accounts (@SongSuffragettes).
About Song Suffragettes
Song Suffragettes is a collective of female singer-songwriters that performs every Monday night at The Listening Room Café in Nashville, TN. In six years, Song Suffragettes has showcased over 260 talented women out of more than 1,400 who have submitted to play the show. With weekly sell-outs and a mantra of #LetTheGirlsPlay, Song Suffragettes vocally combats wide-spread discrimination against women in the music industry by giving female talent a place to play, grow and evolve with fellow creatives. Since its inception, 19 Song Suffragettes women have gone on to receive record deals and more than 40 have landed music publishing deals. Their YouTube channel has received over 3 million views.
Maddie & Tae "Girl in a Country Song"
Song Suffragettes "The Man"
The Dirt and The Stars, the newest album from Mary Chapin Carpenter, will be available everywhere August 7th and is now available for pre-order. In advance of the release, the title track, “Between The Dirt And The Stars,” is available for streaming now.
Listen and pre-order HERE.
Produced by Ethan Johns (Ray LaMontagne, Paul McCartney, Kings of Leon) and recorded entirely live at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios in Bath, in southwest England, the album finds the 5-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter pondering life’s intimate, personal moments and exploring its most universally challenging questions at an unprecedented time.
Written at her rural Virginia farmhouse before stay-at-home orders became the “new normal,” the songs celebrate invaluable experiences and irreplaceable wisdom, while also advocating exploration of the best in all of us.
MIRANDA LAMBERT REACHES NO. 1 WITH “BLUEBIRD”
Photo credit: Ellen Von Unwerth
Superstar Miranda Lambert has notched her seventh No. 1 single this week as “Bluebird” flies to top both the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase/Country Aircheck charts.
The second single from her critically-acclaimed album Wildcard, Lambert co-wrote the chin-up anthemic “Bluebird” with Natalie Hemby and Luke Dick. The song has amassed more than 130 million on-demand streams.
Further critical praise for “Bluebird”:
“If ever there were a pitch-perfect country song for this moment, it’s Miranda Lambert’s ‘Bluebird.’” – Rolling Stone
Lambert’s previous No. 1 hits include 3x Platinum ACM Song of the Decade “The House That Built Me” and “Mama’s Broken Heart”; 2x Platinum “Over You”; Platinum “Automatic” and “White Liar”; and Gold-certified “Heart Like Mine.” She is currently nominated for ACM Female Artist of the Year, Album of the Year (Wildcard) and Music Event of the Year (“Fooled Around and Fell In Love” featuring Maren Morris, Elle King, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes and Caylee Hammack).
About Miranda Lambert: Vanner Records/RCA recording artist Miranda Lambert released her highly-anticipated studio album Wildcard Nov. 1, which includes No. 1 single “Bluebird” and GRAMMY-nominated “It All Comes Out in The Wash.”
The most decorated artist in the history of the Academy of Country Music, Lambert is the recipient of more than 70 prestigious awards and special honors: 34 ACM Awards (including 9 ACM Female Vocalist of the Year Awards), 13 CMA Awards (Country Music Association), 2 GRAMMY Awards, the Harmony Award (Nashville Symphony), Artist in Residence (Country Music Hall of Fame), the ACM Gene Weed Milestone Award, ACM Song of the Decade Award, and was named 2019 RIAA’s Artist of the Year.
The celebrated singer/songwriter has released seven studio albums that all debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Album Charts, including the critically-acclaimed Wildcard (2019), The Weight of These Wings (2016), Platinum (2014), Four The Record (2011), Revolution (2009), Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2007) and Kerosene (2005). In addition, she released three albums with her trio, the Pistol Annies.
Her clothing and cowboy boot collection, Idyllwind, is a private-label brand sold at all Boot Barn stores nationwide. www.idyllwind.com
Miranda’s MuttNation Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit, is celebrating its 10th Anniversary. Since its inception in 2009, MuttNation has raised over $4.4 million in support of its mission to promote the adoption of rescue pets, support animal shelters across the country, advance spay & neuter, and assist with the transport of animals during times of natural disaster. www.muttnation.com
Well. It's official. No one is untouchable. Despite new music and planned upcoming Volunteer Jam, Charlie Daniels has suffered a stroke and passed away. This entry could be something we'd work on steadily for a full 24 hours and it wouldn't even come close to making a dent in what made Charlie Daniels, Charlie Daniels. Why bother? It would not cover a cent's worth of what everyone who admires him has to say. But this place is designed to be a site for those who love Country Music. So, the original long-haired country boy Mr. Charlie won't be left alone (and would probably find me and give me a good old-fashioned fiddle-lashing if I didn't mention him). So here's some thoughts below (including a last few from the very Christian "devil" of a man himself) and if you have any sweet memories to share please do comment. We love you Charlie Daniels. Thank you.
Robert Earl Keen’s “Virtual Fourth on the River” Concert to Feature Cody Canada, Willow City Music & Josh Morningstar. Robert Earl Keen will stream his Virtual Fourth on the River concert on July 4 at 7 p.m. CT via Facebook and YouTube.
The live concert broadcast from REK’s Snake Barn Movie Ranch Studio in Kerrville, Texas, will feature performances from Robert Earl Keen and band, Cody Canada, Willow City Music and special guest Josh Morningstar.
“We are excited to be able to continue our annual Fourth of July celebration by moving the concert online for our fans nationwide, and the best part is you don’t have to leave your yard or try to find a place to park to enjoy the fun,” says Robert Earl.
Originally slated to take place on the Guadalupe River in Kerrville, Texas, the concert was moved to a virtual event due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Cody Canada with help from Jason Boland and Mike McClure giving The Texas Music Scene audience
in San Marcos an acoustic version of the Cross Canadian Ragweed song "Down" from their album 'Soul Gravy'.
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum shared today that it has canceled all in-person programming through Friday, July 31. It will continue songwriter sessions via Instagram Live (see below for upcoming artists).
This includes performances, film screenings, interviews, and other programs originally scheduled in the Museum’s Ford Theater, as well as family programs and activities in the Taylor Swift Education Center. The Museum has also canceled its songwriting camps and internship program for this summer.
While these programs are on hiatus, music fans can engage with the Museum on its website and social media channels. The following is a listing of the Museum’s online offerings:
• Songwriter Sessions, in which viewers hear from and interact with some of country music’s best songwriters, every Tuesday at 8:00 PM CT on Instagram Live
• Family-friendly programming, including art projects, instrument workshops, and songwriting instruction, each Wednesday at 3:30 PM CT via FieldTripZoom
• Videos of past performances and interviews from the Museum’s archives, available on the Museum’s website
• Episodes of the Museum’s podcast, Voices in the Hall, which presents conversations with country music’s most fascinating and influential figures
"While the Museum's doors are closed temporarily, our mission endures."
During Songwriter Sessions at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, fans get a chance to meet the minds behind some of country music's biggest hits as respected songwriters share the stories behind their work in an intimate performance setting, with audience Q&A.
The Museum is hosting its weekly Songwriter Sessions on Instagram Live, Tuesdays starting at 8:00 PM Central on the Museum's Instagram, @OfficialCMHOF.
Like onsite Songwriter Sessions, these weekly, live social media events will connect fans with songwriters, allowing participants to ask questions and songwriters to share answers, inspiration, and stories.
To join in, follow on Instagram at @OfficialCMHOF. There are two ways to engage with live broadcasts.
If you can't tune in live, livestreams will be available for twenty-four hours after the initial broadcast. Just go to the page, tap the logo and choose "Watch Live Video" from the pop-up menu.May 19
Charlie Worsham: “Love You to the Moon” (Kip Moore), “Mississippi in July”, “Old Time's Sake” (his own singles)
Don Schlitz: “The Gambler” (Kenny Rogers), "The Greatest" (Kenny Rogers) “Strong Enough to Bend” (Tanya Tucker), "Forever and Ever, Amen" (Randy Travis)
Jessi Alexander: “Mine Would Be You” (Blake Shelton), “The Climb” (Miley Cyrus), “I Drive Your Truck” (Lee Brice)
Dierks Bentley: “Come a Little Closer,” “Drunk on a Plane,” “I Hold On” (his own songs)
Brandy Clark joins Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives at the CMHoF's Ford Theater in September 2019 (photo copyright Melissa Coker)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (April 28, 2020) Opry members Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood will step in to the circle to perform the Grand Ole Opry’s 4,922nd consecutive Saturday night broadcast, bringing millions of fans around the world together as the Opry keeps the music playing for what will be the eighth broadcast in which the Grand Ole Opry has not had an audience in attendance amidst the COVID outbreak.
Opry members Brooks and Yearwood will step on the stage together this Saturday, May 2 at 8 PM ET / 7 PM CT. The show will be broadcast live on Circle, Gray TV stations, DISH Studio Channel 102, Sling TV and other TV affiliates in addition to a companion live stream on Circle All Access and the artists’ Facebook pages. Radio personality Bobby Bones will host the Circle telecast, while WSM's Mike Terry will serve as radio announcer for those tuned in in 650 AM WSM and SiriusXM Satellite Radio. The show’s artists will perform acoustically. For those in the Nashville area, tune into WSMV-TV (Channel 4).
With Nashvillians at home under Nashville Mayor John Cooper’s “Safer at Home” order and live shows paused at the Grand Ole Opry to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, this Saturday’s performance will once again take place without a live audience.
Each week millions of fans in dozens of countries around the world have tuned in live over the past seven weeks to video stream or listen to legendary Opry members Bill Anderson, Jeannie Seely and Connie Smith as well as Mandy Barnett, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper and Sam Williams took to the stage on March 14 as the Opry show went on the air without a live ticketed audience. On March 21, Opry members Vince Gill, Brad Paisley and Marty Stuart performed acoustically from the Opry House stage. On March 28, Gill returned to the stage to perform acoustically with members of his family: wife Amy Grant and daughters Jenny Gill and Corrina Grant Gill. The April 4 show featured Opry member Terri Clark, plus Lauren Alaina and Ashley McBryde stepping on to the stage for the 4,918th Saturday night Opry broadcast. On April 11, the Opry hosted an Easter celebration featuring Opry member Trace Adkins with Jason Crabb and T. Graham Brown. On April 18, bluegrass greats and Opry members Ricky Skaggs and Dailey & Vincent performed on the Opry’s 4,920th consecutive Saturday night. And last week, the Opry welcomed members Luke Combs and Craig Morgan to the stage.
Announced today during Nashville Mayor John Cooper's daily press briefing, the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards will broadcast live from Nashville on Wednesday, Sept. 16 on CBS. The Academy, Dick Clark Productions and the network postponed the show, originally set for April 5 in Las Vegas, as COVID-19 forced widespread shut downs. The new date will incorporate performances from the Grand Ole Opry House, the Ryman Auditorium and the Bluebird Cafe; Keith Urban will host (as previously announced before the world went awry). A decision about audiences will be made later. This is the first time the show has been held in Nashville.
Pam Tillis's long-awaited album "Looking for a Feeling" makes its official debut this week (more info here: https://www.thecountryclubonline.com/home/pam-tilliss-new-tunes-might-just-be-your-kind-of-medicine).
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1) Fill in the Blank: Maybe it was...?
A) Cherry Coke
B) Strawberry Wine
D) Sweet Tea
2) In what Vince Gill music video did Pam (and an astounding number of many more musical heroes and who's whos) appear?
3) True or False: Pam used to record under the stage name Regina Phalange.
4) In what scripted TV show did Pam appear in a recurring role as herself?
5) Of what does Pam claim to be queen?
A) My Double-Wide Trailer
6) Pam's father's name is:
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