Currington, Thompson play CMA Songwriters Series in NYC
Monday, August 15, 2011
– Billy Currington and Josh Thompson will head to New York City's Joe's Pub to celebrate its grand re-opening with two nights as part of the CMA Songwriters Series.
The shows will be on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 6 and 7 for two shows each night. Currington, with 10 Top 10 hits and 7 number 1s, will play the first night. "I'm honored to be invited back to the CMA Songwriters Series, especially on such a big night as the grand re-opening of Joe's Pub," said Currington.
Thompson, who had a semi-hit with Beer on the Table," will play the second night. "Songwriting is what brought me to Nashville...I eat, sleep and breathe it," said Thompson. "So, to be asked to be a part of this is both extremely humbling and a huge honor for me."
Performing both nights will be Scotty Emerick (I Love This Bar, Good As I Once Was and I'm Just Talking About Tonight, all recorded by Toby Keith); David Lee Murphy (Dust On the Bottle recorded by Murphy, Live a Little recorded by Kenny Chesney and Big Green Tractor, recorded by Jason Aldean); and the evening's host, Bob DiPiero (Southern Voice, recorded by Tim McGraw, Blue Clear Sky, recorded by George Strait and You Can't Take the Honky Tonk Out of the Girl, recorded by Brooks & Dunn).
"We're thrilled to be reopening our doors with the help of the October CMA Songwriters Series," says Kevin Abbott, Managing Director of Joe's Pub. "Our newly renovated, fully-seated room offers the very best in comfort, sound, and service to both our performers as well as our patrons, and it's a privilege to host such an amazing series in our first week open to the public."
Tickets for the Oct. 6 CMA Songwriters Series at Joe's Pub are $40 for VIP seating and $30 for reserved and tickets for the Oct. 7 CMA Songwriters Series at Joe's Pub are $30 for reserved seating. Both shows will go on sale Thursday, Aug. 18 at 2 p.m. Eastern.
More news for Country Music Association
Editorial: Walking the talk
When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: McGraw has plenty of fight left
Despite the fact that Tim McGraw is five years sober, fit as a triathlete and touring behind a number one album, he is still in an unenviable position. As he approaches 50, McGraw has to stay a step ahead of the current crop of young country hunks with TV shows, cross format radio airplay and wider appeal. But as he proved at First Niagara's... »»»
Concert Review: Steve Earle doesn't rest (on laurels)
If you didn't realize Steve Earle had a new disc out, "The Low Highway," it would have been no problem realizing that quite and quickly.
That was because Earle started the two-hour show with three straight tracks from "The Low Highway," and he would not be done for the night. The title track of was a midtempo effort... »»»
Country News Digest
Elsewhere in the news
Currently at the CST blogs
Some folks listening to Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison's new duet album, "Cheaters Game," may well exclaim, 'Well, it's about time!' after finally hearing these two talented country singer/songwriters recording music as a pair for the first time. Willis has built quite a following for her independently-minded feminine perspective, while Robison has written hits for the Dixie Chicks (Travelin' Soldier
) and Tim McGraw and Faith Hill (Angry All the Time
), as well as penning the ultimate Willie Nelson tribute, What Would Willie Do?
and recording it as a solo act.
Last fall, singer/songwriter Steve Forbert dropped the 14th studio album of his 35-year career, the impeccable "Over With You." Critics recognized the album as a return to the form Forbert displayed on his earliest works - 1978's stripped back and personal "Alive on Arrival" and 1979's more lushly produced and commercially accessible "Jackrabbit Slim" - but the fact is that Forbert has never strayed far from their basic folk/rock tenets.... »»»
Over the course of the past 20 years or so, Jim Lauderdale and Buddy Miller have both experienced a certain rise in their respective rootsy country profiles. Miller has become one of Nashville's hottest speed dial numbers, as an artist, a guitarist-for-hire (a role he has performed for Lucinda Williams, Emmylou Harris and Robert Plant, among others) and an intuitive producer (he's currently working with Executive Music Producer T Bone Burnett to provide the soundtrack for ABC's "Nashville" television series).... »»»