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Friday
May252018

Yungblud announces debut album, "21st Century Liability"; listen to new track now

Credit: Jessie EnglishYungblud will release his debut album, titled 21st Century Liability, on July 6.

"So many young people feel misunderstood these days," the U.K. artist says of the album's title. "The world looks at us like we're liabilities, but we're not -- and if you listen to us, we might actually teach you something."

21st Century Liability will feature Yungblud's single, "I Love You, Will You Marry Me," as well as the new track "Psychotic Kids," which is available now for digital download.

You can also hear two Yungblud songs, "Falling Skies" and "Tin Pan Boy" on the soundtrack for the second season of the Netflix drama 13 Reasons Why.

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Friday
May252018

Is Nicki Minaj dating Eminem?

John Shearer/Getty Images via ABCJust because Nicki Minaj has pushed back the release date of her new album doesn't mean she can't enjoy a little romance in the meantime. 

The "Barbie Tingz" rapper is allegedly dating Slim Shady himself: Eminem

UK-based entertainment website Lad Bible captured a screenshot of Nicki supposedly confirming the news in a response to a fan who bluntly asked, "You dating Eminem???" 

"Yes," Nicki replied.   

Of course, there's no way to tell whether or not Nicki's serious.

Nicki's last rumored boyfriend was Nas. She's dated Meek Mill and Love & Hip Hop star Safaree Samuels in the past and has also been rumored to have dated Lil Wayne and Drake.  

Nicki Minaj's newest studio projectQueen, is scheduled to come out August 10. 

It was originally set for release June 15. 

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Friday
May252018

Lady Gaga stages surprise concert at New York’s Gramercy Park Hotel 

Image Group LA/ABCA bar full of New Yorkers got treated to a surprise Lady Gaga concert Thursday night.

According to the New York Post’s Page Six, the singer performed an impromptu set at the Rose Bar at Gramercy Park Hotel.

“First she came and was having drinks with friends and there was a five-piece jazz band playing in front of the fireplace,” a witness tells Page Six. “She got up and did about three or four songs.”

The source says Gaga performed “a lot of covers” before taking a short break. Then, she came back and did “another three or four songs.”

While the concert may have been unexpected for those in attendance, Gaga seemed dressed for the stage. She wore a red gown with dramatic ruffles and black elbow-length gloves, and her blonde hair was done up in a fancy up-do.

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Friday
May252018

"The very values we fought for are under threat": former U.S. Marine Shaggy speaks out on Memorial Day Weekend 

ABC/Paula LoboThis Memorial Day Weekend, let's salute a chart-topping pop star who actually saw battlefield combat: Shaggy

Mr. Boombastic served during the first Persian Gulf War as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps.  He says that's why he has a right to use his platform as a musician to speak out about current issues.  For example, on The Late Late Show with James Corden, he used his hit "It Wasn't Me" to poke fun at President Trump and the Russia investigation.

"I fought for this country," Shaggy tells ABC Radio. "I'm a vet...[and] the very values that we fought for are under threat."

"You look at what's going on right now, the political times that we're in, there's nothing beautiful about it," he continues. "And there's a lot of people that feel the way I feel. I should basically use the music as a platform to voice my opinion, to start some sorta conversation, to be a voice for the voiceless."

Shaggy's also used his music over the years to entertain his fellow soldiers, performing for the USO in Bosnia and Germany.  He laughs, "We were supposed to go to Afghanistan, but...they started to bomb it a little bit when we were going there so they figured it wasn't a good idea!"

Shaggy spent Friday morning performing in New York's Central Park with Sting, as part of Good Morning America's Summer Concert Series -- the two will tour the U.S. together this fall in support of their new joint album 44/876.  But Shaggy says observing Memorial Day is very important to him.

"Oh it's big time, " he tells ABC Radio. "I'm actually leaving this evening to go play for the veterans in Miami, if the weather permits.  Yeah, I'm big on that."

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Friday
May252018

Lars Ulrich proud of "overwhelming" response to Metallica's Day of Service 

ABC/Randy HolmesThis past Wednesday, Metallica held their first Day of Service, a country-wide volunteering effort in coordination with the band's All Within My Hands charity foundation. In a piece written for Rolling Stone, drummer Lars Ulrich says that the response to the program has been "overwhelming."

"We're so proud of the passion and the selflessness that our fans brought to all their local chapters around the country," Ulrich writes. "All the reports that have ended up in my inbox reflect nothing but goodwill, good deeds, good vibes and good energy."

Nearly 2,000 Metallica fans volunteered at their local food bank for the Day of Service, while the metal legends themselves donated $5,000 to California's San Francisco-Marin Food Bank.

"As someone who has been a loner for most of my life, being in the Metallica family has always given me a sense of belonging and made me feel like I was not alone," Ulrich writes.

"As we all know, hard rock can sometimes, in different parts of the world, be looked down upon as a second-class member of the global music community," he continues. "So we are additionally pleased that we can show everyone that hard-rock and metal fans can be as compassionate and as selfless as any other people in the worldwide charitable family and the bad stigma that sometimes is hung upon them/us as somehow lesser citizens can be readdressed."

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Friday
May252018

50 Cent mocks investigation of his alleged harassment of NYPD inspector

ABC/Randy Holmes50 Cent is being investigated for allegedly harassing a New York City police inspector on social media, but the Power star isn't worried.

Fiddy posted a screen grab of the New York Post story on his Instagram with the comment, “Get the strap. LOL they investigating my drip, I got too much sauce.”

On Wednesday, the rapper/actor appeared to taunt Police Deputy Inspector Emmanuel Gonzalez with his catch phrase, “Get the strap,” in response to allegations that Gonzalez was shaking down the owner of the Love & Lust hip-hop club in Brooklyn.

When thousands of fans reposted the phrase on Fiddy’s page, the inspector filed a harassment charge, saying he feared for his safety. 

The original post and the responses have since been deleted.

The police investigation will determine if Fiddy, whose birth name is Curtis Jackson, can be charged with misdemeanor aggravated harassment, which alleges a threat to cause physical harm.

50 Cent's publicist defended his client's use of the word strap.

“So the record is clear, Mr. Jackson does not condone or promote the use of violence against anyone," says Amanda K. Ruisi.‎ 

"‘Get The Strap’ is a playful phrase used by Mr. Jackson to punctuate absurd and outrageous situations.”

In fact, 50 Cent is attempting to trademark the phrase.   

He posted his trademark application with the comment, “So here’s the trademark, investigation over. Back to fight crime alright guys. Get the strap.” 

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Friday
May252018

Could Thomas Rhett have the Song of the Summer with "Life Changes?"

ABC/Mark LevineThomas Rhett's autobiographical "Life Changes" is likely to be a huge hit this summer on country radio -- that's kind of a given. But the music experts at Spotify are predicting the self-referential tune may be bigger than that.

TR's latest single is the only country title included in Spotify's all-genre list of predictions for 2018's Song of the Summer. "Life Changes" comes in at #8 on the rundown of sixteen titles that include rapper Cardi BTaylor Swift's ex Calvin HarrisAriana GrandeDemi Lovato and others. 

The folks at Spotify put together the list of likely candidates, based on buzz, momentum, playlisting, chart performance and simply whether they'd sound really great at a beach or poolside.

For the record, last year's Song of the Summer across all genres was "Despacito," by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee.      

Here's Spotify's full list. We're pulling for you, TR:

1. "I Like It" -- Cardi B ft. Bad Bunny & J Balvin
2. "This Is America" -- Childish Gambino
3. "One Kiss" -- Calvin Harris ft. Dua Lipa
4. "OTW" -- Khalid ft. 6BLCK, Ty Dolla $ign
5. "Sangria Wine" -- Camila Cabello, Pharrell Williams
6. "Boo'd Up" -- Ella Mai
7. "Nice for What" -- Drake
8. "Life Changes" -- Thomas Rhett
9. "Zombie" -- Bad Wolves
10. "No Tears Left to Cry" -- Ariana Grande
11. "Playinwitme" -- KYLYE ft. Kehlani
12. "Ball for Me" -- Post Malone ft. Nicki Minaj
13. "2002" -- Anne-Marie
14. "Burn the House Down" -- AJR
15. "Solo" -- Clean Bandit ft. Demi Lovato
16. "Youth" -- Shawn Mendes ft. Khalid

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Friday
May252018

Here are a few disgusting things Marilyn Manson did during his tour with Korn and Danzig

Rich Fury/Getty Images for CoachellaIn a new video promoting their upcoming Twins of Evil: The Second Coming tour, Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie talked about the first time they heard each other's music. When Zombie said that he first saw Manson live when the latter was touring with Danzig and Korn in 1995, the Antichrist Superstar revealed a few of the disgusting things he did while on that tour.

"I used to p*** on [Korn's] catering," Manson said, to which Zombie replied, "Well, you gotta do what you gotta do."

"I just thought it was funny," Manson added.

Danzig was also not immune to Manson's, uh, antics.

"I would use his bus as a place for sexual liaisons," Manson said.

So in conclusion, Marilyn Manson did Marilyn Manson things. If you want to see Marilyn Manson do more Marilyn Manson things, the Twins of Evil: The Second Coming tour begins July 11 in Detroit.

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Friday
May252018

The 1975 hints at possible new music in cryptic teaser 

Credit: Vijat MohindraYet again, The 1975 is up to something. The ever-cryptic band has shared a mysterious new teaser, suggesting that new music is coming soon.

The 15-second clip simply features the number seven displayed on the screen while a creepy piano track plays in the background. 

It's unclear what exactly the seven means, but it could be referring to us being a week away from June 1, a date that The 1975 has long been teasing. As for what's going to happen next Friday, it will likely have to with the band's forthcoming new album, Music for Cars, the follow-up to 2016's I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it.

Earlier this month, The 1975 launched a countdown clock on their website that will reach zero on on May 31 at 6:59:59 p.m. ET, or 11:59:59 p.m. -- one second before June 1 -- in the band's native England.

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Friday
May252018

Cher to join James Corden as he takes "The Late Late Show" to London next month

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Late Late Show host James Corden was recently in the U.K. for the Royal Wedding, and he'll return to his home country next month for a special week of shows that will feature some special musical guests...including Cher.

The Late Late Show with James Corden will air from Central Hall Westminster in London starting Monday, June 18, through Thursday, June 21.  Among the other music artists confirmed to join Corden in the U.K. capital are Foo Fighters and One Direction's Niall Horan. Actors Cate Blanchett and Orlando Bloom also will be guests on the show.

According to CBS, The Late Late Show's "signature musical and comedy segments...will get a British makeover," but there's no word on whether we'll get a U.K. version of Carpool Karaoke, with James duetting with a British singer while driving on the other side of the road, like he did with Adele in 2016.

The Late Late Show airs Monday through Friday nights at 12:37 a.m. ET/PT.

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Friday
May252018

Greg Lake tribute album, Moonchild," co-produced by the late ELP frontman, available now

Manticore RecordsOne of the final projects that late Emerson, Lake & Palmer frontman Greg Lake worked on has just been released.  It's a tribute album to his music called Moonchild, featuring Italian musicians Annie Barbazza and Max Repetti,  Lake, who died of lung cancer in December 2016 at age 69, co-produced the album, which features reworked versions of songs that the prog-rock legend recorded with ELP and King Crimson.

Max Marchini, who co-produced the album with Lake, explains that the project originally was supposed feature Greg singing stripped-down renditions of his favorite songs accompanied by pianist Repetti, but because of his illness, Lake eventually decided to ask his friend Barbazza "to take his place and carry on his legacy with this album."

Marchini adds that Lake "patiently trained Annie using all the available technology to keep him up to date with our progress, while continuing to work with Max Repetti and me on the arrangements and production. We all spoke on Skype several times a week to ensure this project matched his standard of perfectionism and musical integrity."

Among the well-known songs featured on Moonchild are ELP's "Lucky Man," "Karn Evil 9" and "C'est la Vie," and King Crimson's "In the Court of the Crimson King" and "21st Century Schizoid Man."

Moonchild: A Deep Journey into the Music and Poetry of Greg Lake is available now on CD and as a vinyl LP at ManticoreRecords.com. Here's the album's full track list:

"In the Court of the Crimson King"/"21st Century Schizoid Man"
"Trilogy"/"The Endless Enigma, Part II"
"Moonchild"
"The Stones of Years"?"Take a Pebble"
"C'est la Vie"
"Battlefield," including "Epitaph"
"Karn Evil 9 1st impression, Part 2"
"Memories of an Officer and a Gentleman"
"In the Wake of Poseidon"
"Lucky Man"
"The Sage"/"The Great Gates of Kiev"

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Friday
May252018

Have it your way: Bartender Trisha Yearwood loves her fans' variations on Summer in a Cup

Williams-SonomaMemorial Day is the unofficial kickoff to summer, and weather permitting, lots of Americans will spend the holiday lounging by the pool or the lake with an adult beverage.  That's where Trisha Yearwood comes in.

The two-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year and culinary guru created her mixer, Summer in a Cup, specifically for occasions like this. In fact, her concoction has been so successful, there's now a second variation available from Williams Sonoma. 

Trisha's original version is flavored with tangerine, cherry and pineapple. "I usually make Summer in a Cup with a little bit of vodka and a splash of 7-Up," she explains. "That’s my signature way to make Summer in a Cup."

The new Summer in a Cup Aloha mixes the flavors of pineapple, orange and banana. Trisha says her fans are always coming up with variations on their own, too.

"I love hearing from people different ways they’ve made it," she goes on. "And I’ve learned from them, you know, a splash of Prosecco is really nice. It’s perfectly good with just a little splash of something like 7-Up…a little fizz…even club soda. Keep those ideas comin’! I love it!"

The "How Do I Live" hitmaker also did a holiday version of the mixer called Christmas in a Cup. You can find Trisha's products both online or in Williams Sonoma stores.

Now that she and husband Garth Brooks are taking a little break from the road, the Georgia native is busy working on her first full studio album since 2007. 

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Friday
May252018

Country star trivia

Comstock/Thinkstock Nineteen years ago this weekend, this West Virginia native made his Grand Ole Opry debut. Can you name this artist, whose first single was called "Who Needs Pictures?" ANSWER: Brad Paisley

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Friday
May252018

Megadeth shares remastered "The Skull Beneath the Skin" from "Killing Is My Business" reissue; Mustaine talks Metallica's shelved "No Life 'til Leather" reissue 

Credit: Jeremy SafferMegadeth has shared a remastered recording of the track "The Skull Beneath the Skin," which will be included on the upcoming reissue of the thrash band's 1985 debut album, Killing Is My Business...and Business is Good!. You can listen to the track now via Billboard.com.

Dubbed The Final Kill, the Killing Is My Business reissue includes the original album remastered, a host of live tracks and demos, and a new version of Megadeth's controversial cover the 1966 Nancy Sinatra pop hit "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'."

The 18-track collection will be released on June 8.

And speaking of reissues, frontman Dave Mustaine talked to Billboard about the shelved expanded reissue of Metallica's No Life 'til Leather demo, which was recorded during Mustaine's brief tenure in the band. Last year, Mustaine tweeted that the project fell through due to a songwriting credit dispute between him and Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich.

"I don't think that's going to happen," Mustaine tells Billboard of the No Life 'til Leather reissue. "We talked about it a little bit, and there are certain things about the way Lars wants things to go down, and it's just not going to happen. They want to say things happened one way, and it didn't happen that way. I can't go along with that. I can't fabricate stuff."

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Friday
May252018

Ed Sheeran announces Snow Patrol, Anne-Marie and Lauv joining him on tour 

Greg WilliamsEd Sheeran has picked the supporting acts for his upcoming North American stadium tour.

The trek, which kicks off in August, will feature special guests Snow Patrol on all dates, Anne-Marie from August through September, and Lauv from October through November.

Anne-Marie and Lauv have both joined Ed on tour before, with Anne-Marie supporting him on the European leg of his Divide tour last year and Lauv joining him for the tour’s Asian leg. Anne-Marie and Ed also collaborated on her new single, “2002.”

It only makes sense that Snow Patrol would join the tour as well. Ed has long been pals with the band. Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid co-wrote Ed’s hit “Shape of You,” among others.

The North American Divide tour starts August 18 in Pasadena, California and wraps November 10 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Friday
May252018

Darius Rucker and Jimmy Fallon sing "Only Wanna Thank the Troops" on "The Tonight Show"

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Darius Rucker was Jimmy Fallon's musical guest on Thursday's The Tonight Show and also joined host Jimmy in a tribute to our armed forces in honor of the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend.

Thursday's Tonight Show audience was made up entirely of service men and women in town for New York City's annual Fleet Week. So Jimmy and Darius performed a special version of Rucker's 1994 hit with Hootie & the Blowfish, "Only Wanna Be with You," reworked as "Only Wanna Thank the Troops."

"Army, Coast Guard, Air Force and Marines/Here's to the Navy/For protecting all our seas," Rucker began.

"You serve with bravery/you serve with style/You serve with six pack abs/I can barely walk a mile," Jimmy continued.

The two then joined each other for the chorus, "Well we owe it all to you/I only want to thank the troops."

The song went on to suggest things like passing "a law that says our troops can drink for free," as well as "letting loose in New York" and hoping "when your captain pukes you get it all on tape."

Finally, they warned the soldiers not to "get a bad tattoo."

Darius returned later to perform "For the First Time," the latest single from his album, When Was the Last Time.

 

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Friday
May252018

Adam Levine and James Corden get pulled over by police in latest "Carpool Karaoke"

Terence Patrick/CBS Broadcasting, Inc. Adam Levine joined James Corden on a car ride through Los Angeles on The Late Late Show's latest edition of "Carpool Karaoke" on Thursday, and the two had a run-in with the law. 

While belting Maroon 5's sultry "She Will Be Loved," they were interrupted by police sirens. The officer shouted from the window that he wanted Levine to sing him a song. When Corden pulled over, the officer pulled up beside them and just told the two to be careful.

Levine kept his cool, but Corden had a full-fledged panic attack. 

"I completely panicked to my absolute core," he said. 

That didn't stop the two from continuing to sing some of Maroon 5's biggest hits, including "Sugar," "Moves Like Jagger," and the band's latest single, "Wait."

During the joyride, Levine told Corden that he is a born and raised Angelino but doesn't want his daughters growing up sounding like Los Angeles stereotypes. If his daughters did, Levine said he would tell them, "You sound like a f***ing moron. Don't do that."

Levine also told Corden that he loves to race cars, so Corden took him to the racetrack to have a friendly competition -- despite the officer's warning earlier. 

Corden drove the track pretty sloppily at full speed, driving onto the grass a number of times. But, when Levine got in the driver's seat he had an added obstacle: Corden asked him a series of general knowledge questions. 

"Who is the queen married to?" Corden screamed over the screeching tires.

"The king."

"What school does Harry Potter attend?"

"I'm not a f***ing nerd, so I don't know," Levine quipped. 

Maroon 5 kicks off their tour May 30. The Late Late Show with James Corden airs weeknights on CBS.

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Friday
May252018

En Vogue says they would "love" to have their own Las Vegas residency, just like Salt-N-Pepa

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Iconic R&B group En Vogue joined forces with the legendary Salt-N-Pepa for a show-closing performance during Sunday's Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. The two groups previously collaborated together to record their hit track "Whatta Man," released in 1993.

Now with Salt-N-Pepa gearing up to embark on their first-ever residency in the city, ABC Radio asked En Vogue if they'd like to do the same. "We would love to do something like that," says group member Rhona Bennett

With dreams of a Las Vegas residency aside, En Vogue's first album in 14 years, Electric Cafe, is out now. According to Cindy Herron, the response to the disc from fans has gone "amazingly well. We wanted them to love it, but... the reception has really been amazing." 

"Like, 'Oh my gosh they actually love this album!'," Cindy adds.

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Friday
May252018

ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons says his band's Blues & Bayous Tour with John Fogerty will be "a good bang for the buck"

Courtesy of John Fogerty/CAAGet ready for a root-rock extravaganza, as ZZ Top and ex-Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman John Fogerty kick off their Blues & Bayous Tour tonight in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

The 24-date U.S. co-headlining trek is plotted out through a June 29 concert in Welch, Minnesota, and ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons says the outing will offer rock-music lovers "a good bang for the buck."

Gibbons tells ABC Radio that he's a longtime fan of Fogerty and CCR, noting, "Every song that they delivered, there was something about it. It was very infectious. You just kind of liked listening to it."

Billy also points out that he recently attended a Nashville brewery-sponsored event at which CCR songs were blasting over the sound system, and he recalls thinking how the band's music "resonates continually." He adds, "Their stuff was some of the best."

Meanwhile, Gibbons says that people coming out to the shows can expect some onstage ZZ Top--Fogerty collaborations. In preparation for the tour, Billy visited John and his band at Fogerty's studio, where he says they spent an unexpectedly long time playing each other's tunes.

"We decided to put our heads together and see what would shake [out]," Gibbons recalls. "And he said, 'Well, we only need just a little bit of this and a little bit of that,' which turned out to be a three-hour lovely tour together. I said, 'John, we got something going on here. Let's strike it up.' He said, 'All right, yeah.'"

Among the songs the two acts are likely to perform together is the just-announced new tune "Holy Grail," which Fogerty and Gibbons recorded together. It'll be released digitally on June 8.

Here are all of the Blues & Bayous Tour dates:

5/25 -- Atlantic City, NJ, Borgata Spa & Resort - Event Center
5/26 -- Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center
5/27 -- Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Arena
5/29 -- Vienna, VA, Wolf Trap
5/30 -- Vienna, VA, Wolf Trap
6/1 -- Pensacola, FL, Pensacola Bay Center
6/2 -- Clearwater, FL, Coachman Park
6/3 -- West Palm Beach, FL Coral Sky Amphitheater
6/5 -- St. Augustine, FL, St. Augustine Amphitheater
6/6 -- Atlanta, GA, State Bank Amphitheater at Chastain Park
6/10 -- Oklahoma City, OK, Zoo Amphitheater
6/12 -- Highland Park, IL, Ravinia Festival
6/13 -- Noblesville, IN, Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
6/14 -- Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center
6/17 -- Maryland Heights, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
6/19 -- Youngstown, OH, Covelli Centre
6/20 -- Wantagh, NY, Northwell Heath at Jones Beach Theater
6/22 -- Gilford, NH, Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
6/23 -- Canandaigua, NY, Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
6/24 -- Camden, NJ, BB&T Pavilion
6/26 -- Mount Pleasant, MI, Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort*
6/27 -- Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre
6/29 -- Welch, MN, Treasure Island Resort & Casino

* = with Willie Nelson.

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Friday
May252018

Nashville notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Chris Janson and LANCO are set to perform at the Nashville Songwriters Awards on September 19 at the historic Ryman Auditorium. Kris Kristofferson and Bill Anderson will be honored at the annual gathering.

Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley will be a presenter at the June 3 Innovation in Music Awards at the Westin in Nashville. Charlie WorshamLucie Silvas and Striking Matches will perform. 

Ashley McBryde and newcomer Travis Denning will join Rodney Atkins for his annual Music City Gives Back show June 4 at Ascend Park in Music City. Big & Rich are set to headline the benefit for Nashville's W.O. Smith Music School. 

Cassadee Pope is set to play the free Paws & Play Music Festival on June 3 at Cumberland Park in Nashville. The canine-centric event is sponsored by Pedigree and CMT. 

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