Steven John Simon Releases 'Eyes Closed'Steven John Simon Releases 'Eyes Closed'
by TV News Desk - Mar 18, 2019

The second single, “Eyes Closed,” by veteran Marine and Louisiana singer and songwriter, Steven John Simon was announced exclusively on The Country Note on Friday March 15. The evocative single is available on all digital music platforms here. (more...)

Epstein Theatre Announces March LineupEpstein Theatre Announces March Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019

March promises an eclectic mix of unmissable shows at The Epstein Theatre! Music, comedy, family fun and classic theatre are all on the line-up over the coming weeks at the Hanover Street venue. (more...)

Steven John Simon Announces Pre-Order for Second Single 'Eyes Closed'Steven John Simon Announces Pre-Order for Second Single 'Eyes Closed'
by TV News Desk - Feb 19, 2019

Veteran Marine and Louisiana singer and songwriter, Steven John Simon (pronounced' SEE MAAH,) has announced a pre-order for his second single “Eyes Closed” written by Casey Carpenter, (Kane Brown), Bryce Mauldin and Josh Johnson (Kane Brown). Pre-order the single here. (more...)


by TV News Desk - Feb 18, 2019

American Masters – Charley Pride: I'm Just Me will make its PBS network premiere Friday, Feb. 22 at 9 p.m. ET (check local listings), and begin streaming at pbs.org/americanmasters and PBS apps on Saturday, Feb. 23. (more...)

RFD-TV To Celebrate Hee Haw's 50th Anniversary With Kornfield Friends During 2-Hour Special TomorrowRFD-TV To Celebrate Hee Haw's 50th Anniversary With Kornfield Friends During 2-Hour Special Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2019

RFD-TV began airing reruns of Hee Haw in September 2008 and remains one of the most watched programs on the network. Now in 2019, eleven years later, Hee Haw is celebrating its 50-year anniversary since its first-run on CBS in 1969. In celebration, RFD-TV will broadcast a live two-hour special on Thursday, January 31st at 10pm ET / 9pm CT that will include the Kornfield Friends – Jana Jae, Misty Rowe, Lulu Roman, and Buck Trent – along with additional cast members Victoria Hallman, Irlene Mandrell, Diana Goodman-McDaniel and members of The Nashville Edition. Country stars who appeared on the show as guests - Charley Pride, Janie Fricke, Lee Greenwood, the Gatlin Brothers (Steve and Rudy), Williams & Ree, Baillie & the Boys, David Frizzelland others will also join in during the special, plus some special call in guests! (more...)

Book-It Repertory Theatre's Founding Co-Artistic Directors To Step Down In 2020Book-It Repertory Theatre's Founding Co-Artistic Directors To Step Down In 2020
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2019

Book-It Repertory Theatre [Book-It] announces that Founder and Founding Co-Artistic Director Jane Jones and Founding Co-Artistic Director Myra Platt will step down from their roles at the end of Book-It's 30th season, in the summer of 2020. Over the next year, Book-It plans to hire a new artistic director through a local and national search. (more...)

American Masters Celebrates Sammy Davis, Jr. and Charley Pride in Honor of Black History MonthAmerican Masters Celebrates Sammy Davis, Jr. and Charley Pride in Honor of Black History Month
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

This February, for Black History Month, American Masters profiles two iconic performers who broke new ground in entertainment as the Civil Rights movement gathered momentum in America: Sammy Davis, Jr., and Charley Pride. American Masters – Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me, the first major film documentary to examine the performer's vast career and journey for identity through the shifting tides of civil rights and racial progress during 20th-century America, premieres nationwide Tuesday, February 19 at 9:00 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings) and is available on DVD the same day through PBS Distribution. The PBS broadcast also features 20 minutes of exclusive bonus performance footage spanning Davis' 50-year career after the documentary. American Masters – Charley Pride: I'm Just Me premieres nationwide Friday, February 22 at 9:00 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings). Both films will be available to stream the day after their respective broadcast premieres viapbs.org/americanmasters and PBS apps. (more...)

PBS to Honor the Legacy of Black History MonthPBS to Honor the Legacy of Black History Month
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

PBS today announced special programming to commemorate Black History Month, as part of its commitment to celebrating the diversity of America year-round. (more...)

Tim Atwood Becomes Newest Member Of Historic Wheeling JamboreeTim Atwood Becomes Newest Member Of Historic Wheeling Jamboree
by TV News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

At the annual Wheeling Jamboree Christmas show, headliner Tim Atwood was surprised during his performance with a very special invitation. An invitation to become an official member of The Wheeling Jamboree, one of the last remaining country music shows of its kind, second only to The Grand Ole Opry. This honor came as a total surprise to Tim as Dave Heath, president of the organization, interrupted him between songs and made the formal announcement. (more...)

PBS Announces Winter-Spring 2019 Primetime SchedulePBS Announces Winter-Spring 2019 Primetime Schedule
by TV News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

PBS today announced its Winter-Spring 2019 primetime schedule, featuring a season brimming with new drama, music, arts, history, science, nature and more, as well as returning seasons of favorite series. (more...)

St Helens Theatre Royal Announces November LineupSt Helens Theatre Royal Announces November Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018

Comedy, circus and music are on the programme as St Helens Theatre Royal as the venue gears up for a November to remember. (more...)

Massey Hall Presents William Prince At The Dakota TavernMassey Hall Presents William Prince At The Dakota Tavern
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

Massey Hall is very pleased to have confirmed an intimate presentation of William Prince on Friday, October 5 at The Dakota Tavern. This will be an early 7pm show and is a unique opportunity to see William Prince up close and personal with limited tickets available for purchase. (more...)

Charley Pride Selected for the Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience (The MAX) Hall of Fame Class of 2018Charley Pride Selected for the Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience (The MAX) Hall of Fame Class of 2018
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

Country Music Hall of Fame member and Mississippi native Charley Pride, was honored with another industry accolade recently, celebrating his legendary career as a pioneering Country musician. Pride was inducted into the Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience Hall of Fame class of 2018, on August 25th in Meridian, Mississippi, along with four other recipients; singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett, Photographer William Eggleston, Writer and editor Willie Morris, and Blues musician Howlin' Wolf. Pride also received a 'Walk of Fame' star as part of the ceremony. (more...)

Neal McCoy Comes to Spencer This ThursdayNeal McCoy Comes to Spencer This Thursday
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2018

After first making his name at Texas honkytonks and then touring with his friend and mentor Charley Pride, McCoy became a country radio favorite with break through back-to-back #1 singles "No Doubt About It" and "Wink" and a subsequent string of #1s including "Billy's Got His Beer Goggles On," "The Shake," "You Gotta Love That," "They're Playing Our Song," and "The City Put The Country Back in Me." (more...)

John Carlin Joins Cast of Arena Stage's TURN ME LOOSEJohn Carlin Joins Cast of Arena Stage's TURN ME LOOSE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

Arena Stage announces the D.C.-area premiere of Turn Me Loose, Gretchen Law's intimate, no-holds-barred drama about the extraordinary and explosive life of Dick Gregory, who spent his later years in the nation's capital. (more...)

Grand Ole Opry Legend Charley Pride Set For Annual Opry Birthday BashGrand Ole Opry Legend Charley Pride Set For Annual Opry Birthday Bash
by TV News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

The Grand Ole Opry® presented by Humana® is set to celebrate its 93rd birthday with an annual Birthday Bash and a special birthday concert by Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame member Charley Pride at 3 PM Sat., Oct. 13 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, TN. The Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient made his Opry debut in 1967, charted 36 No. 1 singles, sold over 70 million records, and this year marks his 25th Anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member. Concert tickets go on sale July 20 at 10:00 am at (615) 871-OPRY and opry.com. (more...)

Charley Pride Celebrates 25th Opry Member AnniversaryCharley Pride Celebrates 25th Opry Member Anniversary
by TV News Desk - May 7, 2018

Country Music Hall of Fame member and Recording Academy 'Lifetime Achievement Award' recipient Charley Pride celebrated his 25th Anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member with appearances on the Opry this weekend. Pride, who made his Opry debut in 1967, performed extended Opry sets in celebration of his milestone anniversary. Opry flagship station 650 AM WSM (wsmonline.com) saluted the award-winning artist with a “Country Pride Weekend.” (more...)

Grand Ole Opry Announces Lineup for Opry at Bonnaroo 2018Grand Ole Opry Announces Lineup for Opry at Bonnaroo 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018

The Grand Ole Opry®, the show that made country music famous, will stage its first-ever show from the famed Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, TN on Sun., June 10 featuring Opry members Bobby Bare, Del McCoury Band, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Riders In The Skyas well as Brothers Osborne, LANCO, Nikki Lane, Lucie Silvas, and more. The Nashville-based Opry has rarely in its 92-year history taken its iconic show outside Music City, on those occasions visiting prestigious venues such as New York City's Carnegie Hall and Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center. (more...)

Charley Pride to be Honored for 25th Anniversary of Becoming a Member of the Grand Ole OpryCharley Pride to be Honored for 25th Anniversary of Becoming a Member of the Grand Ole Opry
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2018

Country Music Hall of Fame member and Recording Academy 'Lifetime Achievement Award' recipient, Charley Pride, will celebrate his 25th Anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member with appearances on the Opry Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5. Pride, who made his Opry debut in 1967, is scheduled to perform extended Opry sets in celebration of his milestone anniversary on both nights. (more...)

CMA Fest Takes Over Nashville 6/7-10CMA Fest Takes Over Nashville 6/7-10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2018

The Country Music Association reveals the initial artist lineup for this year's CMA Fest, featuring an exceptional bill of hundreds of artists performing on 11 stages throughout downtown Nashville Thursday through Sunday, June 7-10.  (more...)

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