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Luke Bryan’s Sunset Repeat Tour Coming to Gillette StadiumEthan Helms
Bryan will headline Gillette Stadium for a third time this summer. He’ll bring his Sunset Repeat Tour to the home of the New England Patriots on June 21, and the concert will be stacked with performances by Cole Swindell, Brett Young, Jon Langston and DJ Rock. Tickets go on sale March 8 through Ticketmaster.
Lindsay Ell’s Quick Recovery
Thanks for all the well wishes yesterday…everything went good. Grateful for the doctors & nurses for getting me in before my month trip around the world….I leave tonight, and am a surgery thumbs up. pic.twitter.com/yIjxixouqm
— Lindsay Ell (@lindsayell) March 1, 2019
Ell is doing fine and road-ready after Thursday’s (Feb. 28) surgery to remove precancerous cells. “Everything went good,” Ell posted on social media. “Grateful for the doctors & nurses for getting me in before my month trip around the world….I leave tonight, and am a surgery thumbs up.” Her next show is Saturday (March 2) in Berlin.
Brett Young and Gavin DeGraw’s Vegas Gig
Young and Gavin DeGraw are heading to Las Vegas! The two musicians have been friends for years, but their March 22 concert at The Novo is their first co-headlining show. Tickets are on sale through Young’s website. DeGraw co-wrote “Chapters” on Young’s Ticket to L.A..
Jennifer Nettles Recognized for LGBTQ Activism
Nettles will receive the Human Rights Campaign’s HRC Ally for Equality Award at the 2019 HRC Nashville Dinner. HRC is described as America’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization. Nettles will be honored for her activism through music. In 2018, Sugarland worked with HRC to help raise awareness of the impact of hate speech and the importance of supporting LGBTQ youth. Nettles also included 2018 statistics on LGBTQ teen suicide in her performance of the Patty Griffin song, “Tony.”
Kip Moore’s Record Store Day VinylTim Mosenfelder/WireImage
Moore vinyl is coming on Record Store Day (April 13). Moore’s first LP will be comprised of his Room to Spare – Acoustic Sessions EP along with five “Kip Essentials” from his studio albums, Slowheart and Wild Ones. All of the songs were hand-picked by Moore himself. The vinyl will be available at participating Record Store Day retailers. A full list can be found via the holiday’s website.