Pandora hosted a free "Backroads" concert that was headlined by Jason Aldean at Nasvhille's Marathon Music Works on November 27th. The free concert was a celebration for fans--and Jason, who is the most played country artist in Pandora history.

"It's cool to get to play shows like this where you know the fans are all going to be some of the biggest out there," said Jason.

Steven Lee Olsen, who recently released his new album, Timing Is Everything, opened the show.

 

Alabama frontman Randy Owen has added another accolade to his long list of achievements. On November 15, in Birmingham, Alabama, the legendary country singer was formally inducted into the Alabama Business Hall of Fame. Owen's induction comes as result of his business dealings in music, agriculture and humanitarianism. 

"It's a great honor to be one of this year's inductees into the Alabama Business Hall of Fame," says Owen. "It's very special that my entire family got to share the night together. God bless all the fellow inductees, their families and our home state!"

Founded in 1973 by the Board of Visitors of the Culverhouse College of Commerce at The University of Alabama, the Alabama Business Hall of Fame honors, preserves and perpetuates the names and outstanding accomplishments of business personalities who have brought lasting fame to the state of Alabama.

Tim McGraw partnered with fitness industry leader, Snap Fitness, to develop a custom line of boutique fitness clubs, called TRUMAV Fitness. The flagship club, owned by fitness entrepreneur Wirth Campbell, is slated to open in Nashville's Gulch neighborhood in January at 601 9th Avenue South.

Using his own passion for fitness and a team of experts in the field, McGraw worked with Snap Fitness to design the gym. TRUMAV was created to provide the tools and inspiration to help people take ownership of their fitness goals so they may lead a healthier life for themselves and those they love.

Dan + Shay will headline a Concert for Unity for the Tree of Life Synagogue at Byham Theater in Pittsburgh on December 2nd.

The synagogue was the site of a mass shooting on October 27th that left 11 people dead and seven injured. Proceeds from all ticket sales will go to the Tree of Life Synagogue to assist with the effort to rebuild and reopen. FRZY and The Andy Davis Band will also perform.

Dan + Shay's Dan Smyers is a native of Wexford, Pa., which is about 20 minutes north of Pittsburgh.

Tickets are on sale now for $35. The concert will begin at 2 p.m. ET.

The Recording Academy will announce the nominations for the 61st annual Grammy Awards on December 5th.

Many of the top categories will be announced on CBS This Morning at 8:30 a.m. ET on December 5th, with the remaining nominees in the 84 categories revealed afterward via grammy.com and social media. The final-round voting takes place from December 13th, 2018, to January 9th. 2019.

The 61st annual Grammy Awards ceremony will recognize music's best in the eligibility period from October 1st, 2017, to September 30th, 2018. The ceremony will be held on February 10th, 2019, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Tune in to CBS at 8 p.m. ET to catch the show.

Kelsea Ballerini, The Chainsmokers, Foster the People, Dua Lipa, Macklemore, Skylar Grey, Ella Mai and Charlie Puth are ringing in 2019 by rocking the West Coast celebration of "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" on December 31st.

Ryan Seacrest is hosting the event from New York for the 13th year. Additionally, Jenny McCarthy will report from Times Square, while Lucy Hale will take on the third annual Central Time Zone countdown in New Orleans. Ciara will also host the Hollywood Party as part of the West Coast celebration.

The five-hour TV special airs on ABC.

Cole Swindell will perform his new single "Love You Too Late" on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday, December 10 on the ABC Television Network. 

He premiered the new single with a national television performance on Dancing With the Stars on ABC earlier this month. "Love You Too Late," from his #1 selling album All of It, is the follow-up single to his 8th career No. 1 single "Break Up In The End."

"Love You Too Late" was written by Swindell, Michael Carter and Brandon Kinney.Dan + Shay will once again bring their Gold-certified smash "Speechless" to the small screen during the 8:00 a.m. hour of ABC's Good Morning America on December 4th.

Dan + Shay will once again bring their Gold-certified smash "Speechless" to the small screen during the 8:00 a.m. hour of ABC's Good Morning America on December 4th.

"Speechless" is officially Dan + Shay's fastest growing single to date and is now sitting atop Billboard's Hot Country chart, making it only the third title to reach No. 1 in 2018. It is also the fifth most-streamed country song of 2018. Currently Top 10 at country radio, the track has already achieved 128 million on-demand streams and is approaching one million track equivalent sales. The romantic tune also ranks No. 1 in consumption, track sales and streams among this week's Mediabase Top 50.

Garth Brooks will take his Stadium Tour to Gainesville, FL, April 20th and Pittsburgh May 18th.

The news follows Garth’s previous announcement on November 1st that he will play in St. Louis on March 9th and Glendale on March 23rd.
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Chris Young will take his Losing Sleep World Tour to the UK for four dates beginning May 5th in Manchester. Joining him is Lindsay Ell. 
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Luke Combs, Chris Janson and Jake Owen have been added to Luke Bryan's Crash My Playa – 5th Year Fiesta Jannuary 23rd-26th in Riviera Maya, Mexico.
https://crashmyplaya.com/

The Grand Ole Opry is rolling out a new campaign in 2019: Opry NextStage, which features yearlong collaborations with rising country artists Tegan Marie, Riley Green, Tenille Townes and Travis Denning.

The collaborations will include live performances, strategic marketing support and short-form documentaries. According to the Opry, the goal is to create a "connection between this group of exciting, talented and diverse young artists and the Opry?s passionate audience."

Each Opry NextStage artist will perform on the Grand Ole Opry at Ryman Auditorium in December:

Tenille Townes on December 7th
Tegan Marie on December 8th
Riley Green on December 11th
Travis Denning on December 15th

Opry NextStage will officially launch with a kickoff party and concert featuring performances by the inaugural class at Ole Red Nashville on Jan. 8. Tickets for the Opry NextStage kickoff party go on sale on November 29that 10 a.m. CT.

A star-studded cast of artists from multiple genres will perform in honor of Dolly Parton during the MusiCares Person of the Year concert, February 8th in Los Angeles, including Chris Stapleton, Leon Bridges, Lauren Daigle, Norah Jones, Shawn Mendes, P!nk and Mark Ronson.

Parton will close the evening's performances.