Weekly updates on what's going on in the world of Country Music W/c 24/04/23
Carrie Underwood has extended her Las Vegas Residency show, REFLECTION, due to high demand. The new dates include December 13th, 15th – 16th, 2023, and tickets for these shows will be available for purchase from April 28th. The show, which has already sold out all 18 of its 2022 runs, is held exclusively at the Resorts World Theatre. Underwood's career is celebrated throughout the show with special effects, pyrotechnics, and state-of-the-art visual and audio technology. $1 from each ticket sold for the residency show is donated to Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, an organization which grants life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.
Catie Offerman has released her latest single, “I Just Killed A Man,” which is written by a team of skilled songwriters and produced by Dann Huff. The song is about a heartbreak experience with a guy that she loved but wasn’t meant to be with. Offerman was inspired by a bridge line that states “just because it ain’t a crime, don’t mean I won’t be doing time,” which captures the essence of the pain of a breakup. The new track will go to country radio next month and will be featured in her debut album. Offerman, a rising country artist from New Braunfels, Texas, has been recognized as one of the genre’s most promising modern traditionalists. She graduated from Berklee College of Music at the age of 19 and has been featured in The Highwomen’s “Redesigning Women” video. Offerman has also been named Pandora Country’s Artists to Watch for 2023, as well as one of CMT’s Next Women of Country and a CMT Listen Up artist for 2023.
The LBJ Foundation will honour Willie Nelson with its highest award, the LBJ Liberty & Justice for All Award, on May 12th, at the LBJ Presidential Library. To mark the occasion, Eric Church, Sam Hunt, Elle King, and Lyle Lovett will pay tribute to the country icon. The gala will benefit the Willie Nelson Endowment for Uplifting Rural Communities at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, a program dedicated to promoting sustainable agriculture, eliminating hunger, and natural disaster recovery for rural communities. The endowment has received $100,000 sponsorships from Texas-based retailer H-E-B, as well as President and Mrs. Johnson's daughters, Lynda Johnson Robb and Luci Baines Johnson. The event will feature tributes to Nelson's music and philanthropic efforts by notable musicians inspired by the honouree.
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Shannon McCombs is the creator, producer and host of CDX Country News. She is an award winning air personality based in Nashville and hosts, writes, and produces programming for radio, television and internet. She worked mid-days and afternoons at 103-KDF Rock in the 80s and 90s before segueing into the country music industry. She has also worked on air at The Legend - 650 AM WSM.
Shannon has hosted television shows for CMT, GAC and TNN and for 13 years produced all the interviews for the Opry's syndicated radio show. You can hear Shannon's weekly news and interviews from the legends as well as today's country chart stars each day on Total Country Inchicore.