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Tim McGraw receives endorsement from Oprah  2016-01-28
Continuing the success of his critically-acclaimed album Damn Country Music (Big Machine Records), three-time Grammy®-winning singer, songwriter and actor Tim McGraw has released a thought-provoking music video for “Humble And Kind.” Penned soley by Lori McKenna, who is also a co-writer on the current GRAMMY-nominated hit “Girl Crush,” McGraw’s latest single has made an impact all over the world in just 24 hours since its release on Facebook. OprahWinfrey tweeted this morning in response to the video: “Tim, I love this song. Every word feels true.‪#HumbleAndKind.” As of 2 PM Eastern today, the video has already amassed over five million views and a social movement is in full force.

“I felt like it was going to be a special song when we finished it. Then when we mixed it, it just really came alive,” McGraw said of the song. “It’s not about being ‘my’ song or ‘my’ album or ‘my’ piece of music or any of those things. I think it’s just the message that the world needs. The song is so special, we wanted the video to really have a meaning to it and the video to be really universal and worldly and encompass everyone and what the emotion of the song is.”

The “Humble And Kind” music video, directed by Wes Edwards, features scenes from Oprah Winfrey’s groundbreaking documentary “Belief,” which depicts how people with a wide range of beliefs search for deeper meaning and connection with the world around them. The song’s music video marries these universal scenes of faith and life with a dramatic McGraw performance, captured by a one-of-a-kind 360 degree turntable lighting rig which provides a big looping light highlighting the passage of time. The lyrics serve as a poignantly complementary soundtrack to the vivid, emotional storytelling and cinematic visual imagery of the series, which aired on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network last fall.

Coupling the lyrics and universal theme of “Humble And Kind,” McGraw has launched stayhumbleandkind.com. The site aggregates stories shared with the hashtag #stayhumbleandkind as well as encourages random acts of kindness through a simple tracking program. “We want to celebrate positive stories that embody the lyric and message of the song – from the most simple to the extraordinary,” shared McGraw.

The song became an immediate standout on DAMN COUNTRY MUSIC for fans and critics alike, with TIME Magazine noting that “McGraw shines most brightly when he’s foregrounding his warm, supple voice and keeping the music that surrounds him uncluttered. Perhaps that’s why the album closes with ‘Humble and Kind,’ in which the ‘good life’ means one governed by manners and grace.”

Newsday agreed, citing that “McGraw is at his best with a big, emotional ballad and he has a masterpiece to work with here… [the song] is a gorgeous bit of advice — in this case, from a father to his children, but it’s really pretty universal… McGraw delivers this advice with just the right amount of emotion, the right balance between preaching and suggestion.”

Nash Country Weekly further hailed the song “the album’s most powerful and pensive reminder of Tim’s aforementioned passion is the last verse in the last song… where he sings ‘When you get where you’re goin’, don’t forget turn back around / And help the next one in line / Always stay humble and kind.’”
Skyville Live airs a new episode tonight with Kelsea Ballerini, Cyndi Lauper, and Ingrid Michaelson  2016-01-28

Skyville Live will stream live from Nashville tonight at 8pm ET exclusively via go90 Music, a free mobile video platform available across all wireless carriers and AOL.com. Skyville Live presents “Girls Just Wanna have Friends” featuring Cyndi Lauper along with Kelsea Ballerini and Ingrid Michaelson.
NHL Fan Fair presented by Bridgestone to kick off free shows and activities  2016-01-25

 

The 2016 NHL Fan Fair presented by Bridgestone is the official fan festival of the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star festivities. From Jan. 28 through Jan. 31 and across 250,000 square feet of Music City Center - the biggest footprint in NHL Fan Fair history – the National Hockey League and its corporate partners will offer fans of all ages a dozen attractions, exhibits, activities and experiences, including photos with the iconic Stanley Cup® and live musical performances. #NHLFanFair

Public Hours of Operation: Thursday, Jan. 28 (4:00 PM–9:00 PM); Friday, Jan. 29 (4:00 PM–9:00 PM); Saturday, Jan. 30 (10:00 AM–6:00 PM); and Sunday, Jan. 31 (10:00 AM–4:00 PM).

Below is schedule of performances for the indoor concert series on the Honda Stage inside NHL Fan Fair.

Below is schedule of performances for the indoor concert series on the Honda Stage inside NHL Fan Fair.

Thursday, Jan. 28

 

Friday, Jan. 29

 

6:00 p.m.

LOCASH

3:00 p.m.

Craig Wayne Boyd

8:15 p.m.

Lonestar

4:45 p.m.

Ryan Hurd

 

 

7:00 p.m.

Steven Lee Olson

 

 

8:15 p.m.

Lewis Brice

Saturday, Jan. 30

 

Sunday, Jan. 31

 

11:30 a.m.

Lennon & Maisy

10:30 a.m.

Danny Gokey

12:15 p.m.

Clare Bowen

11:30 a.m.

MercyMe

1:15 p.m.

Charles Esten

2:30 p.m.

Tracy Lawrence

4:00 p.m.

Russell Dickerson

 

 


Below is a schedule of performances on the Honda Stage at Bridgestone Winter Park.


Thursday, Jan. 28

 

Friday, Jan. 29

 

5:45 p.m.

Big & Rich

4:00 p.m.

John Hiatt

 

 

5:15 p.m.

Kristian Bush

 

 

6:30 p.m.

Aaron Lewis

 

 

7:45 p.m.

Lee Brice

 

Saturday, Jan. 30

 

Sunday, Jan. 31

 

1:30 p.m.

Tara Thompson

12:30 p.m.

Kelsea Ballerini

2:00 p.m.

Chris Young

1:30 p.m.

Dierks Bentley

 

 

7:00 p.m.

Eli Young Band


Luke Bryan crashed more than his festival, when a wedding nearby was taking place  2016-01-25
Luke Bryan recently hosted his Crash My Playa festival in Riviera Maya but also crashed another shindig, a couples' wedding. The couple who were married on the beach were Jake and Alisha while Bryan's soundcheck was taking place. 

The song was "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye" which isn't the best wedding song however it became funny joke which one of their friends captured on Twitter. 

Luke Bryan retweeted the moment on his account to his followers. Check out the video below!

Tyler Farr goes on vocal rest after surgery  2016-01-27
Following microlaryngeal surgery to remove a vocal polyp on his vocal chords, Columbia Nashville post modern country traditionalist Tyler Farr has been placed on total vocal rest. The power vocalist first became aware of vocal issues while on tour with Jason Aldean this summer – and the problem was identified during a severe bout of bronchitis at the end of 2015.

“This is the last thing I would’ve ever expected,” says the operatically-trained Farr. “I sing hard, and I give it everything I have every night, but I really believed I was putting my training to work. After a #1 song, an awesome tour with Jason and getting engaged, this is not how I thought I was going to be winding up 2015.”

Rather than wait and see, Farr and his medical team opted to remove the polyps and begin vocal rest, followed by aggressive therapy. To maximize recovery and minimize time off the road, the Missouri-born owner of three gold and one platinum single is cancelling all shows for the next few months.

“I know what it takes to get out there and really deliver,” Farr says. “I hate cancelling shows, especially the upcoming tour with my buddy Lee Brice, but I never want to give the fans less than everything... And I know the sooner I let my body heal, the sooner I can get back out there – and the fewer problems I will have in the long run. To me, it’s never about the next few days, but doing the right thing overall, and now I’m under doctor’s orders.”

Working with the medical team at the Vanderbilt Voice Clinic, Farr will be doing all he can to heal his vocal chords and gearing up for the road this spring. Being given a good report post-surgery, it appears his voice will return stronger and richer than ever.
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