I highly suggest you start your day off the same way I did today! With THIS!! So excited for summer and Zac Brown at CMA Fest!! We'll have to wait til September for Southern Ground Food and Music Festival, but it will be worth the wait!! Check out the line-up and get your tickets HERE!
What you can expect INSIDE the new Music City Center!!
1. WiFi will be free for visitors.
2. Music can be played anywhere in the building, including at the Songwriters Hall of Fame, where visitors can listen to song catalogs of Nashville's acclaimed songwriters.
3. If convention organizers want to hang a car from the ceiling of the 350,000 square foot exhibit hall or drive one onto the stage of the Grand Ballroom, they can.
4. Music City Center includes seven outdoor locations for guests to look out over the city. Mayor Karl Dean also recommends the roosts as potential places to watch Fourth of July festivities.
5. Music City Center's kitchen, led by Max Knoepfel, can make 20,000 meals a day, if necessary.
6. Artwork inside includes "Euphony," by Ball-Nogues Studio, about 28 miles of yellow, red and blue beading that hangs about 117 feet long; and "Composition," by Aaron Stephan, which consists of a grid of more than 100 white musical instruments and hangs in front of the Demonbreun Street view.
7. The average size group at the existing convention center is 1,500, compared to 6,500 at the new center.
THE GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION
What: Live Music on the Plaza at the Music City Center with Phil Vassar and Ten Out of Tenn; Nashville Symphony performing in the GrandBallroom
When: 3-7 p.m. Sunday . May 19
Where: Music City Center, 201 Fifth Ave. S.
What: Music City Center Grand Opening Concert with Sheryl Crow, The Time Jumpers with Vince Gill, Fisk Jubilee Singers, Mikky Ekko
When: 6-9 p.m. Monday. May 20
Where: Music City Center, 201 Fifth Ave. S.
CMA FEST RIVERFRONT SCHEDULE:
THURSDAY JUNE 6TH
Love and Theft
FRIDAY JUNE 7TH
Jo Dee Messina
SATURDAY JUNE 8TH
SUNDAY JUNE 9TH
OBSESSED TAYLOR SWIFT ARRESTED!
Taylor Swift had plenty reason to make "the face" when an obsessed fan was arrested near her Rhode Island beach home. The 22-year-old man from Chicago was cuffed early this morning after he admitted to swimming up to the beach in front of her house in hopes of meeting her. Police arrested him when they spotted him in the water. He's still in custody.
Everyone knows, stalkers don't get songs written about them...ex-boyfriends do!!
AMERICAN IDOL SEASON FINALE SURPRISES!!!
Thursday's live results show at The Nokia in Los Angeles has a lineup of performers that includes Adam Lambert, Jennifer Lopez, The Band Perry, Frankie Valli and Korean pop star Psy. Judges Keith Urban and Mariah Carey are pre-taping performances.
SONG LIST SPOILERS
Simon Fuller’s Pick:
MIRANDA LAMBERT ON PREGNANCY RUMOURS...AND COUPLE OTHER THINGS!
KEITH URBAN LET IT SLIP
We premiered new music from Keith Urban yesterday! "Little Bit of Everything" happened to fall into our hands and we just couldn't wait to play it for you!!! We played it 3 times in the first hour we got it! Hope you heard it. Anyhoooo...Keith doesn't like making a big deal over things like that. He'd prefer the song to quietly slip out, but when it's been almost 2 years since we had a new single from Keith Urban, how could you NOT shout it from the highest mountain top?
Keith will perform "Little Bit Of Everything" on the season finale of American Idol this Thursday!
TRACE and TREAT!
Walgreen's was all out of Trace Adkins "Maple Macadamia Mash-Up" by the time I got there after the kids went to bed. However, I did happen to find some more delicious Trace Adkins treats for YOU!
His new album "LOVE WILL" is Out today (Tuesday), the 11-track album has Trace hitting NBC’s Today show on Wednesday and FOX News’ Fox & Friends on Friday. Trace will also serve as honorary Grand Marshall at the 2013 National Memorial Day Parade in Washington D.C. on May 27th. You can preview and purchase the album HERE!
Trace enters the Celebrity Apprentice finale with more than $700,000 raised for the American Red Cross
ARE YOU A DIERKS BENTLEY RISER?
If you didn't know any better, you'd think this was a preview for one of those IMAX films you'd see at the Adventure Science Center, right? Nope. This is a little TEASE that Dierks Bentley put together to get you excited for the NEW ALBUM. Music has a way of healing, doesn't it? We'll take the journey with Dierks as he heals following the loss of his Dad. The new cd was written and recorded in the year after his Father passed away. Keep an eye and an ear out for "RISER" this Fall.
LOOKOUT: COUNTRY STARS ON TV TONIGHT