George Jones, News

Hank Williams Tribute Set for Spencer Theater, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Blending blues, folk, gospel and cowboy tunes into a short career, Hank Williams left an indelible mark on the American musical scene in both lyric and sound. Having lived a life that was as troubled and reckless as that depicted in his direct, emotional songs, he was a superstar by the age of 25 and gone with the Lord at the age of 29. In those four short years, he established the rules for all the country performers who followed him and, in the process, much of popular music. (more...)

American Repertory Ballet to Present OUR TOWN as Part of Hub City Our Town Celebration, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

On Friday, May 2 at 7:00pm at Crossroads Theatre, American Repertory Ballet will present Philip Jerry's Our Town as part of the Hub City Our Town celebration of arts and community in New Brunswick. The Hub City Our Town festival is a collaboration between the New Brunswick Cultural Center, George Street Playhouse, and six other New Brunswick arts organizations, including ARB. (more...)

Ray Stevens Debuts 'Rayality TV' on the Web
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

This past Friday, comedy music legend RAY STEVENS launched the first 'webisode' of his new weekly web sitcom, 'RAYALITY TV.' (more...)

Bestseller CODE NAME: JOHNNY WALKER to Be Adapted Into Movie
by Movies News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

28 Entertainment announced today their acquisition of the film rights to the New York Times best-selling autobiography CODE NAME: JOHNNY WALKER, the true life account of a Navy SEALs translator in Iraq called upon to aid special forces troops during the insurgency. Written by the real life hero under the pseudonym “Johnny Walker,” the book was co-written by Jim DeFelice (co-author of the New York Times best-seller American Sniper) and was published last week by William Morrow, an imprint of Harper Collins. The project will be produced by 28 Entertainment's Jay Hoffman, Brian A. Hoffman, and Brett Harrison with additional announcements to come shortly. The book recently debuted on the New York Times best-seller list as one of the top sellers on both the nonfiction Hardcover and Ebook lists. (more...)

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Releases Vince Gill and Paul Franklin's Bakersfield: Deluxe Edition Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

The album, produced by Gill and Franklin, pays tribute to the “Bakersfield” sound by performing songs made famous by two of Bakersfield's favorite musical sons, Buck Owens and Merle Haggard. One of the four bonus tracks is “Buckin' Merle,” an instrumental written by Gill as a tribute to the two country music legends. Gill and Franklin recently performed “Together Again” on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” in support of the Bakersfield: Deluxe Edition release. (more...)

Stacy McCloud to Co-Host Great American Country's HEADLINE COUNTRY
by TV News Desk - Jan 09, 2014

Great American Country announced today the addition of Nashville-based entertainment journalist Stacy McCloud to the hosting and reporting team for Headline Country, the network's weekly news magazine now in its sixth season. (more...)

CBS Rebroadcasts GARTH BROOKS, LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS Tonight
by TV News Desk - Dec 27, 2013

Country music superstar Garth Brooks will appear in a rebroadcast of GARTH BROOKS, LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS, tonight, Dec. 27 (9:00 – 11:01 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

CBS to Rebroadcast GARTH BROOKS, LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS, 12/27
by TV News Desk - Dec 23, 2013

Country music superstar Garth Brooks will appear in a rebroadcast of GARTH BROOKS, LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS, Friday, Dec. 27 (9:00 – 11:01 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

Country Music Parody The Doyle & Debbie Show to Debut at the New Century Theatre, 2/22-3/30
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

The Doyle & Debbie Show, the spot-on, critically acclaimed country music parody that simultaneously lampoons and pays homage to the genre's tradition of iconic duos, makes its Minneapolis debut February 22-March 30, 2014 at Hennepin Theatre Trust's New Century Theatre. Created by veteran Country Music Television writer Bruce Arntson, The Doyle & Debbie Show is a clever tribute inspired by the stories, banter and music of famous pairs like Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash and June Carter, and Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton. The production is a freewheeling joyride with a wickedly funny script and sidesplitting original songs like 'Whine Whine Twang Twang,' 'Stock Car Love' and 'Blue Stretch Pants.' Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 20. To purchase and for more information, visit HennepinTheatreTrust.org, call 612.455.9501 or buy in person (no service fees) at the New Century Theatre (615 Hennepin Ave.). (more...)

Austin Country Stars Brennen Leigh and Noel McKay Perform at El Cid Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

Brennen Leigh and Noel McKay, the Austin country scene's power couple, journey to Los Angeles for a full show at the new regular Today night Honky Tonk Hacienda at El Cid in Silver Lake. The Austin-based songwriters' debut collaboration Before the World Was Madespotlights the celebrated troubadours in peak form. (more...)

Forget What The Fox Said, Time For 'Christmas Cats TV'!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 04, 2013

NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is ringing in the holidays with the launch of 'Christmas Cats TV,' (http://christmascats.tv) an interactive, live steam Christmas scene set to run December 4 th - December 6 th. For three days, eight hours a day, people at home can watch a LIVE stream of a wacky grandma 'cat lady' in her home, rocking, knitting, and hanging out with room full of adoptable cats available for adoption thanks to the North Shore Animal League America. (more...)

Legacy Recordings to Debut Interactive Online Experience, CHRISTMAS CATS TV
by TV News Desk - Dec 04, 2013

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is ringing in the holidays with the launch of 'Christmas Cats TV, (http://christmascats.tv) an interactive, live steam Christmas scene set to run December 4(th) - December 6(th). (more...)

Austin Country Stars Brennen Leigh and Noel McKay to Perform at El Cid, 12/12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 03, 2013

Brennen Leigh and Noel McKay, the Austin country scene's power couple, journey to Los Angeles for a full show at the new regular Thursday night Honky Tonk Hacienda at El Cid in Silver Lake. The Austin-based songwriters' debut collaboration Before the World Was Madespotlights the celebrated troubadours in peak form. (more...)

GARTH BROOKS Performs Concert Special 'LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS' on CBS Tonight
by TV News Desk - Nov 28, 2013

Country music superstar Garth Brooks will perform a rare live broadcast concert special, 'GARTH BROOKS, LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS,' from the Encore Theater at the Wynn Las Vegas, tonight, November 29 (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - GARTH BROOKS, LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS Airing on CBS
by TV News Desk - Nov 26, 2013

"GARTH BROOKS, LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS" will feature Brooks in a very intimate setting, playing his guitar as he takes the audience through the musical journey that led him to become the number one selling solo artist in U.S. history. (more...)

Elvis Costello Comes to Jorgensen Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

Grammy-winning, British singer-songwriter Elvis Costello may have gotten his start on the '70s New Wave scene but he's been ever-changing, ever-challenging ever since. Named one of '100 Greatest Artists of All Time' by Rolling Stone, Costello will make a Jorgensen debut on his new East Coast tour tonight, Nov. 21, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. The November tour is his first set of headlining solo dates in a decade. (more...)

Kenny Loggins Set for NY Area Book Signings this Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2013

It's a winter wonderland, where a snowman comes to life and children find that fairy tales really can come true with the all-new FROSTY THE SNOWMAN (Charlesbridge Publishing/A Peter Yarrow Book for Imagine!; November 18, 2013; ISBN: 978-1-62354-012-8; $17.95; Hardcover with Jacket & CD). Celebrating this cherished holiday classic with music and lyrics by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins, this full-color picture book, adorned with the magical artwork of award-winning illustrator Wade Zahares, features a special gift for the whole family: a CD with three songs performed by a super-cool Grammy award-winning recording artist, Kenny Loggins. (more...)

Elvis Costello Comes to Jorgensen, 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2013

Grammy-winning, British singer-songwriter Elvis Costello may have gotten his start on the '70s New Wave scene but he's been ever-changing, ever-challenging ever since. Named one of '100 Greatest Artists of All Time' by Rolling Stone, Costello will make a Jorgensen debut on his new East Coast tour Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. The November tour is his first set of headlining solo dates in a decade. (more...)

Elvis Costello Plays Merriam Theater Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2013

Elvis Costello embarks on SOLO East Coast U.S. Tour with Philadelphia Stop at Merriam Theater tonight, November 10 at 8 p.m. Costello's performance includes new work from Wise Up Ghost (released September 17, Blue Note Records), the collaborative album of Costello and The Roots, produced by longtime Roots associate Steven Mandel along with Costello and ?uestlove. (more...)

Aaron Lewis to Play Sound Board, 2/6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 08, 2013

MotorCity Casino Hotel has announced that Aaron Lewis will be performing at Sound Board on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 8:00 pm. (more...)

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