This week sees the return of a special week of events celebrating Belfast’s special link with Nashville, a link that goes back over 20 years. That connection has evolved to include music, cultural and educational exchanges, tourism and business development in both cities.
THE ULSTER ORCHESTRA PRESENTS THE ULTIMATE COUNTRY AND WESTERN ORCHESTRAL EXPERIENCE Continue reading
She has wanted this since she was 12 years old.
Deacon, Scarlett, Gunnar, Juliette and Rayna are heading to the Big Stage.
They say you only get one chance at a first impression. Whether or not that adage is actually true is as much your guess as it is mine. Country music over time has been reinvented, so maybe it can be done over. But for Lennon Stella, it was important, that first impression is given to the world by her debut EP Love, me. Continue reading
While the world’s top musicians attended the American Music Awards on Tuesday in Los Angeles, one name was missing from the RSVP list — Ed Sheeran’s.
Instead of attending the ceremony, he opted for a songwriter’s round at the sacred Nashville music venue, the Bluebird Café. The night highlighted acoustic performances by “Thinking Out Loud” co-writer Amy Wadge, Devin Dawson, David Hodges and Jillian Jacqueline, a member of CMT Next Women of Country.
Celebrities always seem to blend in discreetly with locals and tourists whenever they’re in Nashville. And that was the case for Sheeran because no one noticed him sitting at a table in a far corner until he stood up to perform the last song, “Thinking Out Loud” with Wadge.
For all who were there, it was a totally original Nashville night.
Sheeran brought his world tour to Nashville on Saturday. He was a front-runner at the AMAs with six nominations including a nod for the night’s top honor for artist of the year. The honor went to his friend, Taylor Swift.
Brad Paisley and actress wife Kimberly have gotten behind a Nashville project to support those who struggle to meet the needs of daily life. Food banks have been around for some tome but this idea will restore a much needed sense of dignity to those who need it. Continue reading
Country legend sells our Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena
Tomorrow sees some of the CMNI team head off to Music City USA, Nashville, Tennessee. We’re very much excited and are currently in the process of trying to set up some interviews when we’re over there. Nashville is the home of country music and the home of the ‘Grand Ole Opry’ – the show that made country music famous. It’s the worlds longest running radio show, celebrating 92 years of consecutive Saturday night broadcasts.