American Idol winner Chayce Beckham made a dream come true on Wednesday when he made his Grand Ole Opry debut.
At the end of his performance, he was suprised when his mom, Windie Peterson, and his manager, Kerri Edwards, came out on stage to present him with a platinum plaque for his song "23." Chayce has been the only American Idol contestant to win with an original song. He first debuted "23" during his time on the show.
"Last night, so many dreams came true because of music," Chayce wrote. "It's been a long, long road, and I'd like to thank everyone who has been on it with me. It's hard not to be emotional when something you have been working so hard at comes to fruition, and the people who got you there can hand you the award for it on the biggest stage in Country music. Because of my family, my team, and my fans, I got to step foot into the Circle and sing at the Grand Ole Opry. From the bottom of my heart, thank you."
No Shoes Nation was going crazy with speculation after Kenny Chesney dropped a mysterious video on his social media.
It showed two empty chairs at the end of a dock overlooking a view of the ocean. As the clouds pass by and the sun starts to set, clips of four songs start to play...Kenny Chesney and Uncle Kracker's "When The Sun Goes Down," Zac Brown Band's "Toes," Megan Moroney's "She Ain't Pretty," and Uncle Kracker's "Smile."
Many of Kenny's fans assumed that the video is a tour teaser and they begged him to make it happen. Kenny has not confirmed what the video means.
Blake Shelton's Back to the Honky Tonk Tour will be back in 2024 with new dates and new openers. It will launch early in the new year with Dustin Lynch and Emily Ann Roberts, a former Team Blake member on The Voice, as the openers.
The 17-date tour, which includes shows in Saskatoon, Edmonton and Calgary, will start February 22nd and will wrap on March 29th.
Jelly Roll has just wrapped up his first headlining tour and he is ready for some rest and relaxation. Not only did he have a hugely successful tour, but he also committed a dollar of every ticket sold to charity organizations for at risk youth, raising $590,000 for that cause. Jelly Roll shared his thanks in a post on social media. "I never dreamed that this would be possible," he writes. "My gratitude is at an all-time high. I got emotional every night on stage - seeing the impact of these songs. Seeing people laughing, dancing, crying together was something I'll never forget." Jelly Roll went on to say that he is exhausted. "I am home fighting a cold, the road ran me down pretty bad this time," he admits. "I'm going to get rid of my phone again and go phoneless for the rest of the year to focus on family and try to be as present as possible for my family. I'll be posting when I can from the iPad or my wife's phone. Thank y'all for the most incredible tour."
Dolly Parton will be performing during the halftime show at the 2023 Thanksgiving NFL game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Commanders. The game is the official kickoff for the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign.
Dolly is very honoured to be part of this event. "Wow! What an honour to get to kick off the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign with the halftime show during the Dallas Cowboys game this Thanksgiving," she shared in a statement. "Those red kettles have long been a symbol of hope for our friends and neighbours who are facing hard times. My goal is to encourage everyone who can to donate and support their neighbours in need. Every small act of generosity helps, and together, we can all love our neighbours this holiday season and beyond."
Dolly is expected to play some of her biggest hits and a few songs from her upcoming Rockstar album, which is being released on November 17th.
Kickoff for the game is Thursday, November 3rd at 4:30pm.
LeAnn Rimes is mourning the loss of her stepfather, Ted Miller.
She celebrated his life with a post on social media. "Goodbye Ted. Rest well! Your joy and childlike heart will forever be ingrained on mine," LeAnn wrote on Instagram. "You encouraged me to be nothing but a kid when I had the whole world of adult expectation on my shoulders. You gave me a space to play and be love in the fullness of my being and for that I am forever grateful."
LeAnn's mom, Belinda, married Ted in the early 2000's. They met when Ted, who was a professional photographer, was at an event to take pictures of the performers, including LeAnn.
Kane Brown, Old Dominion and Brad Paisley have been announced as the headlining acts for the 2024 Country 2 Country (C2C) Festival next March, set to take place in London, Glasgow and Belfast.
Other acts that will be travelling overseas for the event include Carly Pearce, Jake Owen, Brothers Osborne, Lauren Alaina, Brian Kelley, Elle King, Priscilla Block and Drake Milligan.
This will be Kane's first time headlining C2C.