Kelsea Ballerini is returning to her Knoxville, Tennessee high school to play a free show at alma mater, Central High.
 
The October 28th show is a collaboration with The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development as part of Tennessee Tourism’s Snapchat Concert Series and their ongoing “The Soundtrack of America. Made in Tennessee” campaign.

Fans can claim free tickets by following Tennessee’s Snapchat account.


https://www.snapchat.com/add/tennessee

 

 

Kenny Rogers will receive a star on the Music City Walk of Fame October 24th, one day before the "All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers' Farewell Concert Celebration" at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. 

Rogers will receive the 80th star on the Music City Walk of Fame. Inductees are recognized for their significant contributions to preserving the musical heritage of Nashville and for contributing to the world through song or other industry collaboration.

The farewell celebration on October 25th will feature the final live performance together by Rogers and Parton, and other guests will include The Flaming Lips, Jamey Johnson, Elle King, Alison Krauss, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Idina Menzel, Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton and Wynonna Judd.

 

Jason Aldean returned to the stage Thursday night after cancelling tour dates following the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

The singer was onstage October 1st when a gunman sprayed bullets into the crowd at the outdoor Route 91 Harvest festival, killing 58 people and leaving nearly 500 injured. It is the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Three songs into his Tulsa, Oklahoma, show, Aldean told the crowd that he won’t be shaken by anyone trying to make Americans live in fear.

He said, “I want to play the show for you guys that the people in Las Vegas came to see and didn’t get a chance to."

He canceled shows in Los Angeles, San Diego and Anaheim, California, last week out of respect for the victims and to take time to mourn.

The singer visited shooting victims still in a Las Vegas hospital Sunday. The day before, Aldean performed Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down” on “Saturday Night Live” in tribute to the victims and the late rock superstar.

Dierks Bentley paid a visit to Las Vegas on Monday in the wake of the recent mass shooting there, and he took some time out to visit with first responders who have worked so diligently since the tragedy unfolded on October 1st.

Dierks posted a video and a handful of photos on Instagram to document his experience.

One photo's features him performing for hospital staff—with the caption: “thank you @umcsn for letting me stop by and hang with y’all for a little bit. thank you for sharing your stories and your time. i needed that. #vegas #vegasstrong #firstresponders.”

Justin Moore will kick off his Hell On A Highway Tour Friday in Monroe, La. Joining him is Dylan Scott.


Justin Moore prepares to kick off his Hell On A Highway tour Friday (10/13). Justin's new single currently on the radio is titled "Kinda Don't Care"


For Tour info or tickets go to....http://justinmooremusic.com/#Shows

Lauren Alaina‘s new romantic comedy "Road Less Traveled" is coming to CMT on November 10th at 8 p.m. CT.

Alaina’s acting debut has her playing the role of Charlotte, a bride-to-be who struggles trying to find a balance between her upcoming wedding with her songwriting career in Los Angeles.

Charlotte returns to her rural hometown of Harmony, TN, where she faces her past and reconsiders her future.

Jason Burkey ("The Walking Dead") and Charlene Tilton ("Dallas") also star.

The film’s soundtrack features several selections from her sophomore album, including her current single “Doin’ Fine,” along with “My Kinda People,” “Queen of Hearts,” “Painting Pillows,” “Holding the Other” and the title song.

Keith Urban will appear on an upcoming CBS television broadcast, "Grammy’s Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special", broadcast on Friday, November 24th, from 8-10 p.m. CT on CBS.

The retrospective will be packed with standout moments from the past 59 years of Grammy history and will feature exclusive interviews and appearances by Christina Aguilera, Mary J. Blige, Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, Dave Grohl, Elton John, Bruno Mars, Chris Martin, Paul McCartney, Ed Sheeran, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, U2, Keith Urban and more.

The primetime special will highlight some of the most memorable Grammy moments from the past five decades, including behind-the-scenes footage from past shows and segments that feature Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Paul McCartney and more.

Hillary Scott says in the in a clip:  “We just wanted to take a second to just formally, and with unity, acknowledge what happened a couple of days ago and how I think all of us here are dealing with it. We know people that were there and everybody onstage, offstage in Vegas and being so far away from home, we’re not going to live in fear here. This is a safe space because we’re all here together and because not only have I and our family and so many people here, so many people we don’t even know, have prayed for us before we got here.”

She then asks husband Chris Tyrrell to lead the prayer, because she says that she’s too emotional to get through it.

The video ends with a simple message written across the screen: “Pray for Vegas.”

Toby Keith will help 'Red Rocker' Sammy Hagar celebrate his birthday in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Nickelback, Bob Weir and Eddie Money will join them for his four-day birthday celebration

The event is being filmed for a one-night only film called, “Red Til I’m Dead: Sammy Hagar’s Rock-N-Roll Birthday Party.” The movie will be at select theaters across the country on Tuesday, December 5th.

Tickets for the film can be purchased on October 27th at the Fathom Events website.

Dierks Bentley told The Hollywood Reporter that he has been heavily shaken by the attack at the Route 91 Harvest festival in Las Vegas.  

He said, "I'm having a hard time even physically moving right now. I had to take Twitter off my phone because I've just been looking at it for two days straight. It's just the heaviest, darkest thing I can remember since 9/11."

Bentley says that the whole country music world feels this pain very deeply because of a bond that unites performers and the fans. 

He said, "Those fans are all family to us. It's a community like no other, and I'm sure I know some people that were killed or wounded. We see a lot of the same faces on the road. It's a really tight group. The boundaries between the audience and the stage are thin, metaphorically, in country music."

The massacre at the festival is now the largest mass shooting in American history, with 59 deaths and more than 500 injured.