George Jones‘ funeral took place yesterday at the Grand Ole Opry House. Tanya Tucker opened the service which also included performances by Brad Paisley, Travis Tritt and Alan Jackson. Kenny Chesney shared a story about listening to George Jones in his grandmother’s kitchen when he was a kid and how special it was to meet and become friends with George as an adult. Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood were in attendance but neither sang or spoke.
Little Big Town has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy. They co-wrote the theme song for Good Afternoon America. Just a year after it’s debut, Trisha Yearwood‘s Food Network series, Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, is nominated for Outstanding Culinary Program.
Luke Bryan and Jo Dee Messina will be performing at the the Unbridled Eve Gala tonight in Lexington, KY. Part of the Kentucky Derby festivities. Martina McBride will be at Churchill Downs tomorrow to perform the National Anthem before the Derby. Miranda Lambert, Kix Brooks and Montgomery Gentry‘s, Eddie Montgomery are also among artists attending this weekends Derby festivites.
Jason Aldean will join Kristin Bell to host the CMT Music Awards on June 5th. Jason has been nominated for 11 CMT awards over the years and has been a CMT Artist of the Year honoree each of the 3 years the award has been handed out.
Jason Aldean will join Aerosmith, Jimmy Buffett, James Taylor, New Kids on the Block and more to help raise money for victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. The Boston Marathon benefit concert is scheduled for May 30th at TD Garden arena and the money will go to the One Fund Boston which has already raised nearly $28 million.
Garth Brooks wrapped up his Las Vegas residency in November but he’s heading back for a couple weekends. He’ll perform at the Wynn’s Encore theatre May 24 and 25th and July 5th and 6th. The shows will be filmed for a DVD and Blu-ray release.
The Today show has announced the lineup for their summer concerts. Hunter Hayes (6/21), Luke Bryan (8/16) and the Band Perry (8/2) will all be part of this summer’s series.