Michelle Branch and Jessica Harp are getting the band back together, if only for a night. The Wreckers will perform a few songs during Branch’s solo show in Nashville on Sunday (Aug. 13).
Branch tells the Tennessean that she hasn’t seen Harp in seven years. That’s about when her record label shelved the Wreckers’ second studio album, a move that would eventually lead to their departure as a duo and then as solo artists from Warner Music Nashville. Branch would go on to move to Los Angeles and several years later separate from her now-ex-husband.
As for Harp, she quit pursuing a singer’s life shortly after the Wreckers split up but would release a solo album called "A Woman Needs" in 2010. Since then she’s been focused on songwriting but did say in a December tweet that new music was a goal in 2017.
The Wreckers notched three songs inside the Top 40 of the Billboard Country Airplay chart, including their No. 1 hit “Leave the Pieces.” “My, Oh My” and “Tennessee” would follow before they broke up in 2008.
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood delivered on a promise to send wedding gifts to a couple attending their show in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Brooks serenaded Jude and Jamie Blanchard on opening night of his five shows at the Cajundome. The concert was one week before their wedding.
The couple was spotted in their floor seats thanks to Jamie's neon green sign that read: "Best week ever: Garth this Friday, our wedding next Friday."
After speaking to the couple from the stage, he sang "To Make You Feel My Love."
At 1:35 on Tuesday afternoon (Aug. 8), Glen Campbell’s family shared the sad news that he had died after a struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.
“It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of Glen Travis Campbell, at the age of 81”.
Daughter Ashley Campbell tweeted: “Heartbroken. I owe him everything I am, and everything I ever will be. He will be remembered so well and with so much love.”
Tim McGraw posted this message: “Songs, songs, songs… Man, in a world of good stuff, his was great, in a world of great stuff, his was special!”
David Nail: “RIP to my biggest idol. Glen Campbell! You’re the finest singer I ever heard. A true #fighter.”
Jake Owen honored Campbell with one of his legendary songs
Brothers Osborne: “Glen Campbell was one of the finest musicians to ever grace country music. Hell, ALL music for that matter. Thanks for all you've done Glen.”
Charles Esten: “The voice. The guitar. The songs. The session work. The show... Glen Campbell leaves a huge musical legacy & a heroically loving family. RIP.”
Darius Rucker: “Glen Campbell... The artist. The songwriter. The musician. The man. Music will never be the same. Missing the Rhinestone Cowboy already!”
Rascal Flatts: “We lost a music legend today. Rest in peace, Glen Campbell. Sending love and prayers to his family.”
Brad Paisley: “Thank you @GlenCampbell for the artistry, grace & class you brought to country music. You were a shining light in so many ways.”
Blake Shelton: “Extremely sad to hear that Glen Campbell has passed away. My prayers and thoughts go out to him and his family.”
Kacey Musgraves: “The world lost a little sparkle today. Rest in rhinestoned peace, @GlenCampbell You inspired me so much.”
“Pageant Material was a giant ode to the Rhinestone Cowboy and that dreamy, late 60's, Countrypolitan sound.”
Montgomery Gentry: “Rest in peace Glen Campbell. You touched all of our lives with your music and you will be greatly missed.”
Kenny Rogers: “So very sorry to hear this. Glen was such a talented, great guy. Thankful to have known him.”
Lee Greenwood : “there has never been an artist who had more talent! I was proud to work with him & call him friend for over 40 years.”
Alan Jackson: “I owe @GlenCampbell my gratitude-he was my first contact in Nashville. This lead me down the path that brought me to where I am today.”
Justin Moore: “As a musician, a hero. As an Arkansan, a hero. As a human being, a hero. RIP glen campbell. Wooo pig.”
Ricky Skaggs: “One of the greatest musicians, singers, entertainers, and beautiful human beings has left this life for the next life where no disease is allowed to enter, thank God! It takes a prepared person to go a place, and Glen was prepared. I knew him and loved him so much. My condolences to precious Kim and the family. Much love and prayers for you all.”
Larry Gatlin: “Today around 2:00 PM, my old and GREAT friend, Vince Gill became the best singer/guitar player alive, because our mutual GREAT friend Glen Travis Campbell went to see JESUS… I mean that as a compliment to both of my old friends. I’m in NYC eating Italian food down in Little Italy and Glen is in heaven eating angel food cake. My love and condolences to Kim, Ashley, Cal, Debbie, and the whole family.”
Pam Tillis: “In some ways my family’s life changed once Dad became a semi regular on the Glen Campbell show and we were always so grateful for that. I just loved him always, he crossed genre’s effortlessly and even though he was astonishingly good looking and talented he came off so real and natural… genius entertainer for sure. We’ll miss him greatly.”
Marty Raybon, Shenandoah: “Glen Campbell, along with Johnny Cash, brought country music into the homes across America during the late 60s that will never be matched. He was a versatile entertainer, session player and loving father. He will be missed by all that knew him and was touched by his amazing talent.”
Jerry Lee Lewis: “Glen was a dear friend to me. One of the best. Let the Lord be with him to rest his soul and to comfort his family.”
Ray Stevens: “Glen was a good friend with a great sense of humor. I remember once being backstage putting on a camel costume to go on and sing ‘Ahab the Arab’ and he showed up and said ‘Well, it’s come to this has it?’ It’s been a long goodbye since his diagnosis with Alzheimer’s Disease. Glen Campbell will be greatly missed and long remembered.”
LeAnn Rimes has announced her 5th annual Today is Christmas Tour. The holiday extravaganza will kick off in Sarasota, FL on December 3rd and wrap in Aspen, CO on December 20th. Tickets will be available starting July 28th via all of the venues websites and https://leannrimesworld.com/tour.
Phil Vassar and Kellie Pickler will kick off "A Christmas Tour" Nov.ember 24th in Wheeling, WV.
After wrapping up their two-night stand at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena over the weekend, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill took to social media to debut the brand-new jerseys for the hometown Nashville Predators. Tim tweeted a photo of him showing off the front of the new white and gold jersey, while Faith shared a picture of what the back looks like. In June, Faith sang the national anthem for the Preds at Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals, with Tim also taking the ice for the towel wave.
Darius Rucker announced that his upcoming fifth country album, "When Was the Last Time", will be released on Oct. 20.
The album’s second single, “For the First Time,” has been released to country radio. The album’s lead single, “If I Told You So,” hit the top of Billboard’s Country Airplay chart in June, marking Darius’ eighth No. 1 single as a country artist.
Fans can pre-order the album now.
Miranda said could barely write a song for a car commercial while living in a small town with her then-husband Blake Shelton.
She recalled, "... I had to write a song for a Dodge RAM commercial. It was hard. I barely got it out, and I was like, 'Man, I need some fuel. I have to go fall in love with it again'. So Nashville does that for me."
It's been two years nearly to the day since she and her country-crooning ex revealed they were filing for divorce, but she still wants fans to keep their ears open.
Jerrod Niemann's wife Morgan surprised him while the singer was performing a special show at downtown Nashville bar Famous Saloon on Friday night. He spent the afternoon popping up at a number of bachelorette parties to the excitement of soon-to-be brides.
Midway through Niemann’s set Friday night, Famous Saloon owner, Storme Warren, hopped up onstage while a life-sized cake was slowly rolled out behind the singer-songwriter, asking him: “If it’s Jerrod Niemann’s birthday and he has given so much of himself to bachelorette parties all over the city, what could possibly be your reward?”
“It better not be Lee Brice!” Niemann joked.
As Warren led the crowd in singing “Happy Birthday,” Morgan stepped out of the cake, perfectly emulating Marilyn Monroe.
The Pistol Annies will release a new album in 2018. Miranda Lambert says so.
Billboard‘s interview with Lambert is a wide-ranging story, covering her latest album, "The Weight of These Wings"; why she won’t get political; and her thoughts on women in country music. Although the story does not include a direct quote from Lambert about new Pistol Annies music, a paragraph discussing her 2015 Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars Tour and her spot in the trio notes that she “promises a new Pistol Annies record in 2018.”
The Pistol Annies — Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley — haven’t released new music together since 2013.
Jamey Johnson's recent show at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach, S.C., was canceled due to what the venue says was a "safety and security guidelines" violation.
Officially, the venue cancelled the show because “Tonight’s artist refused to adhere to our safety and security guidelines and would not enter the building. Unfortunately, tonight’s show is canceled.”
While Johnson has not commented and his team has not responded to requests for more information, several of his band members objected to any suggestion that they were at fault.
Tony TC Coleman says promoter Live Nation treated the band and crew like terrorists, putting a metal detector in between the tour busses and artist entrance. He says, “We did not come to House of Blues to be treated like we are going to kill the fans."
The band’s Melonie Cannon replied to several comments on the House of Blues Facebook announcement. Cannon writes “No one in our band or crew carried a gun in that building… FYI.” She also defended Johnson from people who claimed the singer had a drinking problem, saying he’d been sober for several years.
The House of Blues adds that refunds will be available at the point of purchase or box office.