Monday, April 14, 2014

James McMurtry To Perform In Fargo

JAMES MCMURTRY
FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2014 | 8 P.M. DOORS, 9 P.M. SHOW
STUDIO 222
222 Broadway N, Fargo, N.D. 58102
Tickets on-sale Friday, April 18 at 11 a.m.
General admission, ages 21+, $18 advance, $20 day of show
Additional fees may apply


Texas singer/songwriter James McMurtry, known for his hard-edged character sketches, comes from a literal family; his father, novelist and screenwriter Larry McMurty, gave James his first guitar at age seven, and his mother, an English professor, taught him how to play it.

McMurtry began performing his own songs while attending the University of Arizona and continued to do so after returning home and taking a job as a bartender. When it transpired that a film script McMurty’s father had written was being directed by John Mellencamp, who was also its star, McMurtry’s demo tape was passed along and Mellencamp was duly impressed, serving as co-producer on McMurtry’s 1989 debut album, Too Long in the Wasteland. McMurtry also appeared ont eh soundtrack of the film (Falling From Grace), working with Mellencamp, John Prine, Joe Ely, and Dwight Yoakam in a one-off supergroup called Buzzin’ Cousins. McMurtry has continued to record, releasing albums in 1992 and 1995. Walk Between the Raindrops followed in 1998, and 2002 saw the release of Saint Mary of the Woods, his last for the Sugar Hill label. He signed with Compadre the following year, releasing Live in Aught-Three in 2004 and Childish Things in 2005. Just Us Kids appeared in 2008 on Lightening Rod Records, with another concert album, Live in Europe, arrive in 2009.

Tickets are available at JadePresents.com, at the Tickets300 box office (300 Broadway, Fargo; open Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.), or by calling (866) 300-8300.

Monday, February 10, 2014

DOLLY PARTON TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM BLUE SMOKE IN THE U.S. ON MAY 13, 2014

NEW YORK, NY (February 10, 2014) – Iconic singer, songwriter, musician, actress and philanthropist Dolly Parton announces the release of her new album Blue Smoke which will be released by Sony Music Masterworks andDolly Records on May 13, 2014.  Following the album release the Blue Smoke World Tour will hit select dates in the United States, England, Ireland, Scotland, Denmark, Germany, Norway and Sweden.

"On this CD I think there are all of the colors of my life in all the areas of music that you've allowed me to dabble in through the years,” says Dolly Parton.  “You will hear my old world mountain voice on songs like ‘Banks of The Ohio’ and ‘If I Had Wings’ my tender side on songs like ‘Miss You - Miss Me’ and ‘Unlikely Angel.’ My country / bluegrass side of songs like ‘Home,’ ‘Blue Smoke’ and ‘Don't Think Twice’ and my funny tongue-in-cheek side on ‘Lover du Jour.’”

TRACK LISTING:
  1. Blue Smoke
  2. Unlikely Angel
  3. Don't Think Twice
  4. You Can't Make Old Friends
  5. Home
  6. Banks of the Ohio
  7. Lay Your Hands on Me
  8. Miss You-Miss Me
  9. If I Had Wings
  10. Lover du Jour
  11. From Here to the Moon and Back
  12. Try

Dolly is the most honored female country performer of all time. Achieving 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards, she has had 25 songs reach number 1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a female artist. She has 41 career top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and she has 110 career charted singles over the past 40 years. All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, paid digital downloads and compilation usage during her Hall of Fame career have reportedly topped a staggering 100 million records world-wide. She has garnered 7 Grammy Awards, 10 Country Music Association Awards, 5 Academy of Country Music Awards, 3 American Music Awards and is one of only five female artists to win the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year Award. Dolly was inducted as a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1999.  And the litany goes on.

Dolly’s career has spanned nearly five decades and is showing no signs of slowing down.  An internationally-renowned superstar, the iconic and irrepressible Parton has contributed countless treasures to the worlds of music, film and television.  Some of her hit films have included Nine to Five, Steel Magnolias, The Best Little Whorehouse in TexasRhinestone, Straight Talk, andJoyful Noise.  Parton received two Oscar® nominations – one for writing the title tune to Nine to Five and the other for Travelin’ Thru from the film Transamerica.

BLUE SMOKE WORLD TOUR DATES:

NEW ZEALAND/AUSTRALIA 
Feb 11   Australia, Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena
Feb 12   Australia, Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena
Feb 13   Australia, Adelaide - Entertainment Centre
Feb 15   Australia, NSW, Hunter Valley - Hope Estate
Feb 16   Australia, Tamworth - TRECC
Feb 18   Australia, Sydney - Entertainment Centre
Feb 19   Australia, Sydney - Entertainment Centre
Feb 21   Australia, Brisbane - Entertainment Centre
Feb 22   Australia, Brisbane - Entertainment Centre
Feb 24   Australia, Cairns - Cairns Convention Center
Feb 27   Australia, Perth - Perth Arena

US 
May 22  Tulsa, OK - Hard Rock Casino
May 23  Tulsa, OK - Hard Rock Casino
May 25  Cherokee, NC - Harrah’s Cherokee Casino
May 27  Richmond, KY - EKU Center For The Arts -  (St. Mark’s Evening Among Friends)
May 28  Knoxville, TN - University of Tennessee -  (Benefiting Dolly's Imagination Library)
May 30  Thackerville, OK - Winstar Casino
May 31  Thackerville, OK - Winstar Casino

UK & EUROPE 
Jun 08   England, Liverpool - Echo Arena
Jun 10   Northern Ireland, Belfast - Odyssey Arena
Jun 11   Ireland, Dublin - O2 Arena
Jun 12   Ireland, Cork - Live At The Marquee
Jun 14   England, Newcastle - Metro Radio Arena
Jun 15   Scotland, Aberdeen - GE Arena
Jun 17   Scotland, Glasgow - SSE Hydro Arena
Jun 18   Scotland, Glasgow - SSE Hydro Arena
Jun 20   England, Leeds - First Direct Arena
Jun 21   England, Manchester - Phones 4U Arena
Jun 22   England, Birmingham - LG Arena
Jun 24   Wales, Cardiff - Motorpoint Arena
Jun 25   Wales, Cardiff - Motorpoint Arena
Jun 27   England, London - O2 Arena
Jun 28   England, London - O2 Arena
July 02   England, Nottingham - Capital FM Arena
July 05   Germany, Cologne - LANXESS Arena
July 06   Germany, Berlin - o2 World
July 08   Denmark, Copenhagen - Forum
July 09   Norway, Oslo - Spektrum
July 11   Sweden, Stockholm - THE GLOBE

Sony Music Masterworks comprises the Masterworks, Sony Classical, OKeh, Portrait, Masterworks Broadway and Flying Buddha imprints. For email updates and information please visit www.SonyMasterworks.com

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Silverado to play in Fargo

Silverado, a five-piece country band that plays the best of current and classic country along with a little bit of rock and roll, will play at The Venue at the Hub (2525 9th Ave SW) in Fargo, ND  on Friday, April 25th. Doors open at 8pm, with the show beginning at 9pm. General admission, all ages, $7 at the door.

Silverado has opened for over 30 National Acts such as Toby Keith, Sara Evans, Beach Boys, Montgomery Gentry, Mark Chesnutt, Tracy Lawrence, Joe Diffie, and many more. With state-of-the-art sound and lights, Silverado presents a polished and professional show that is sure to please all you country fans out there.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Courtyard Hounds to play at Fargo Theatre


COURT YARD HOUNDS with STRIKING MATCHES
THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 7 P.M. DOORS, 8 P.M. 
SHOW
FARGO THEATRE
314 Broadway N., Fargo, ND 58102
Tickets on-sale Friday, June 14 at noon
Reserved seating, ages 21+, $20
Additional fees may apply


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As the mainstays of the Dixie Chicks since they formed the group in 1989, sisters Martie Maguire and Emily Robison have been familiar faces to many millions of fans, yet maintained an element of mystery as “sidewomen” to lead vocalist, Natalie Maines. When Maines took an indefinite hiatus from the group shortly after they had been awarded five Grammys in 2007, Chicks fans couldn’t help but wonder if Emily and Martie would ever come out from hiding in plain sight. Less than three years later, the sisters released their “very personal” debut featuring Robison on lead vocals. “See You In The Spring,” a duet with Jakob Dylan of The Wallflowers, is a highlight on the 12-track self-titled album. The duo is set to release their sophomore album, “Amelita,” on July 16 via Colombia Records.

The sound is similar to Dixie Chicks’ far-reaching country-pop, perhaps a bit softer and sweeter as Robison winds up giving the group its own introspective identity. Is this band a side project? They can live with that label. Or something permanent? Yes, that too.

Robison and Maguire could no sooner take an indefinite vacation from music than they could from being related. The Chicks haven’t disbanded, but Court Yard Hounds is no mere time-marker of a project. When fans see Maguire and Robison from now on, whether they’re at side or center stage, it’ll be with a greater sense of the individual personalities of the sisters who’ve seemed ubiquitous, yet just a little elusive for so many years. Their easy smiles and rapport with fans from the front rows to the rafters have gotten them pegged as “the friendly ones,” but the material on Court Yard Hounds proves them as complex as they are approachable.

Tickets are available at JadePresents.com, at the Tickets300 box office (300 Broadway, Fargo; open Monday-Friday,
noon to 6 p.m.), or by calling (866) 300-8300.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Dwight Yoakam to perform in Moorhead


DWIGHT YOAKAM WITH SPECIAL GUEST DALE WATSON
TUESDAY, JULY 30, 6 P.M. DOORS, 7 P.M.
SHOW
PUBLIC
PRE-SHOW PICNIC FROM 4 P.M. – 7 P.M.
THE IMAGINE AMPHITHEATER AT BLUESTEM CENTER FOR THE ARTS
801 50th Ave. S, Moorhead, Minn. 56560
Tickets on-sale Friday, May 31 at 12 noon
All ages welcome, $59.50 reserved seating, $39.50 GA benches, $29.50 GA lawn
Additional fees may apply

Few entertainers have attained the iconic status of Dwight Yoakam. Perhaps that is because so few have consistently and repeatedly met the high standard of excellence delivered by the
Kentucky native, no matter what his endeavor. His name immediately conjures up compelling, provocative images: A pale cowboy hat with the brim pulled low; poured-on blue jeans; intricate, catchy melodies paired with poignant, brilliant lyrics that mesmerize with their indelible imprint. Then there’s Yoakam the actor, who seemingly melts into his roles, impressively standing toe-to-toe with some of the world’s top thespians: Jodie Foster, Tommy Lee Jones, Forest Whitaker, Nicolas Cage. Add to that, Yoakam the entrepreneur and you have a singular talent without peer.

Yoakam ’s latest Warner Bros. album, 3 Pears, balances his country core with a fiercely independent embrace of rock,
Americana, pop and soul. It blends Yoakam’s respect for his musical predecessors with the collaborative assistance of modern singer/songwriter Beck, who co-produced two tracks, and current rocker Kid Rock, who co-wrote the hooky opener, “Take Hold Of My Hand.”

He has 12 gold albums and nine platinum or multi-platinum albums, including the triple-platinum This Time. Five of those albums have topped Billboard’s Country Albums chart with another 14 landing in the Top 10. More than 30 singles have charted, with 22 going Top 20, including the incomparable hits “Honky Tonk Man,” “Please Please Baby,” “Little Ways,” “I Sang Dixie,” “It Only Hurts When I Cry,” “Fast as You” and “Thousand Miles from Nowhere.” He’s won two Grammys and earned a staggering 21 nominations.

Tickets are available at JadePresents.com, at the Tickets300 box office (300 Broadway, Fargo; open Monday-Friday,
noon to 6 p.m.), or by calling (866) 300-8300.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

ACM Award Nominations

Nominations were announced today for the 48th Academy Country Music Awards, which will be presented on Sunday, April 7, on CBS.
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Miranda Lambert
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift
MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Toby Keith
Blake Shelton
FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Kacey Musgraves
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood
VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
Big & Rich
Florida Georgia Line
Love and Theft
Sugarland
Thompson Square
VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
The Band Perry
Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Zac Brown Band
NEW MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR (already determined via fan voting)
Lee Brice
Brantley Gilbert
Hunter Hayes
NEW FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR (already determined via fan voting)
Jana Kramer
Kacey Musgraves
Sunny Sweeney
NEW VOCAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR (already determined via fan voting)
Florida Georgia Line
Love and Theft
Thompson Square
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY KOHL’S DEPARTMENT STORES [Winners of New Male, New Female & New Vocal Duo or Group Of The Year]
Florida Georgia Line
Brantley Gilbert
Jana Kramer
ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company]
Blown Away – Carrie Underwood (19/Arista Nashville), Produced by: Mark Bright
Chief – Eric Church (EMI-Nashville), Produced by: Jay Joyce
Red – Taylor Swift (Big Machine Records), Produced by: Jeff Bhasker, Nathan Chapman, Dann Huff, Jacknife Lee, Max Martin, Shellback, Taylor Swift, Butch Walker, Dan Wilson
tailgates & tanlines – Luke Bryan (Capitol Nashville), Produced by: Mark Bright, Jeff Stevens
Tornado – Little Big Town (Capitol Nashville), Produced by: Jay Joyce
SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company]
“Even If It Breaks Your Heart” – Eli Young Band (Republic Nashville), Produced by: Mike Wrucke
“Over You” – Miranda Lambert (RCA), Produced by: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf
“Pontoon” – Little Big Town (Capitol Nashville), Produced by: Jay Joyce
“Springsteen” – Eric Church (EMI-Nashville), Produced by: Jay Joyce
“Wanted” – Hunter Hayes (Atlantic/WMN), Produced by: Hunter Hayes, Dann Huff
SONG OF THE YEAR [Award to Composer(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]
“A Woman Like You” – Lee Brice
Composers: Phil Barton, Johnny Bulford, Jon Stone
Publishers: 3JB Music (BMI), Adios Pantalones (SESAC), Hears That Skyline Music (SESAC), Sixteen Stars Music (BMI), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)
“Even If It Breaks Your Heart” – Eli Young Band
Composers: Will Hoge, Eric Paslay
Publishers: Cal IV Songs (ASCAP), Will Hoge Music (BMI)
“Over You” – Miranda Lambert
Composers: Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton
Publishers: Pink Dog Publishing (BMI), Sony ATV/Tree Publishing (BMI)
“Springsteen” – Eric Church
Composers: Eric Church, Jeff Hyde, Ryan Tyndell
Publishers: Bug Music (BMI), Ole Purple Cape Music (BMI), Sinnerlina (BMI), Sony ATV/Tree Publishing (BMI)
“Wanted” – Hunter Hayes
Composers: Hunter Hayes, Troy Verges
Publishers: Happy Little Man Publishing (BMI), Songs From The Engine Room (BMI), Songs Of Universal Inc. (BMI)
SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR *(Off Camera Award)
Rodney Clawson
Dallas Davidson
Josh Kear
Luke Laird
Shane McAnally
VIDEO OF THE YEAR [Award to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)] *(Off Camera Award) [TIE]
“Creepin’” – Eric Church
Producer: Iris Baker; Director: Peter Zavadil
“Merry Go ‘Round” – Kacey Musgraves
Producers: Perry Bean, Kacey Musgraves; Director: Perry Bean
“Tornado” – Little Big Town
Producer: Iris Baker; Director: Shane Drake
“Wanted” – Hunter Hayes
Producers: Stephanie Reeves, Eric Williams; Directors: Traci Goudie, Patrick Hubik
“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” – Taylor Swift
Producer: John Nguyen; Director: Declan Whitebloom
“The Wind” – Zac Brown Band
Producer: Ben Kalina; Director: Mike Judge
VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company] *(Off Camera Award)
“Don’t Rush” – Kelly Clarkson Featuring Vince Gill (19/RCA/Columbia Nashville)
Produced by: Dann Huff
“Easy” – Rascal Flatts Featuring Natasha Bedingfield (Big Machine Records)
Produced by: Dann Huff, Brian Kennedy, Rascal Flatts
“Feel Like A Rock Star” – Kenny Chesney (Duet With Tim McGraw) (Blue Chair/BNA)
Produced by: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney
“Let It Rain” – David Nail Featuring Sarah Buxton (MCA Nashville)
Produced by: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell
“The Only Way I Know” – Jason Aldean With Luke Bryan & Eric Church (Broken Bow)
Produced by: Michael Knox
OFF CAMERA AWARDS – The following off-camera awards will be presented during the annual ACM Honors event held in Nashville this fall.
INDUSTRY AWARDS:
CASINO OF THE YEAR
Agua Caliente Casino – Rancho Mirage, CA
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Tulsa, OK
Northern Quest Casino – Airway Heights, WA
Red Rock Casino & Resort – Las Vegas, NV
WinStar World Casino – Thackerville, OK
NIGHTCLUB OF THE YEAR
Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace – Bakersfield, CA
Joe’s Bar – Chicago, IL
The Dusty Armadillo – Rootstown, OH
Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill – Denver, CO
Wild Bills – Duluth, GA
VENUE OF THE YEAR
Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
BOK Center – Tulsa, OK
Klipsch Music Center – Noblesville, IN
Meadowbrook – Gilford, NH
Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
DON ROMEO TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR
Billy Brill – Billy Alan Productions
Jerry Hufford – Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace
Gary Osier – Gary Osier Presents
Pat Powelson – Jayson Promotions, Inc.
Fran Romeo – Romeo Entertainment Group
PROMOTER OF THE YEAR
Brad Garrett – Police Productions
Darin Lashinsky – NS2
Debra Rathwell – AEG Live
Glenn Smith – Glenn Smith Presents
Ed Warm – Joe’s Bar
MUSICIAN/BANDLEADER/INSTRUMENTALIST (MBI) AWARDS:
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Brett Beavers
Buddy Cannon
Dann Huff
Jay Joyce
Michael Knox
AUDIO ENGINEER OF THE YEAR
Chuck Ainlay
Derek Bason
Mills Logan
Steve Marcantonio
F. Reid Shippen
BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Dennis Crouch
Kevin “Swine” Grantt
Larry Paxton
Jimmie Lee Sloas
Glenn Worf
PERCUSSIONIST/DRUMMER OF THE YEAR
Eddie Bayers
Matt Chamberlain
Chad Cromwell
Chris McHugh
Greg Morrow
FIDDLE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Glen Duncan
Larry Franklin
Aubrey Haynie
Hank Singer
Joe Spivey
GUITARIST OF THE YEAR
Tom Bukovac
J.T. Corenflos
Jay Joyce
Rob McNelley
Brent Mason
PIANO/KEYBOARD PLAYER OF THE YEAR
John Jarvis
Charlie Judge
Gordon Mote
Steve Nathan
Michael Rojas
SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT(S) PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Eric Darken
Glen Duncan
Jim Hoke
Bryan Sutton
Ilya Toshinsky
STEEL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Dan Dugmore
Mike Johnson
Greg Leisz
Russ Pahl
Scotty Sanders

Monday, January 14, 2013

ACM Awards Nominees Announced

Nominees were announced today for three categories of the Academy of Country Music awards, which will be presented on Sunday, April 7th.

The ACM Awards categories for New Female Vocalist, New Male Vocalist, and New Vocal Duo or Group wll be opened up to fan voting, beginning on Monday, Jan. 21at voteACM.com. [

The nominees include:

New Female Vocalist

Jana Kramer

Kacey Musgraves

Sunny Sweeney


New Male Vocalist

Lee Brice

Brantley Gilbert

Hunter Hayes


New Vocal Duo or Group

Florida Georgia Line

Love and Theft

Thompson Square

The final three winners, who will be announced in February, will move on to compete for the title of ACM New Artist of the Year. Final round voting for New Artist of the Year will begin on March 25 and will close on April 7. The winner in the New Artist of the Year category will be announced during the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards broadcast on CBS on Sunday, April 7.