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Lady Antebellum Las Vegas Residency
Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott resumed the Our Kind of Vegas residency over the weekend to capacity crowds at the Palms Casino Resort’s Pearl Concert Theater. Every night, the group highlights a longtime friend and songwriter in a collaborative in-the-round performance. This week, the group welcomes Dave Barnes, the hit-maker behind “God Gave Me You” by Blake Shelton, “Cry Pretty” by Carrie Underwood and “Craving You” by Thomas Rhett. Performances resume Wednesday (May 15), and tickets are available through Ticketmaster.
Chris Young and Kane Brown Collaboration
Just because you’re overseas, doesn’t mean work stops while you’re gone. Kane Brown recorded his vocals for a new Chris Young collaboration on Young’s Raised on Country album.
Margo Price Produces Jessi Colter’s Next Album
.@MissMargoPrice & I recorded last week ..she’s the bomb producer & her band defied gravity…it was a dance we did my original recent songs …with whole new sound…more news to come⚡️♥️ pic.twitter.com/Vh8q10zNIB
— Jessi Colter (@Jessi_Colter) May 11, 2019
I spent the entire past week producing an incredible new album for the OG Queen of “Outlaw” Country, @Jessi_Colter! Her songs, playing and voice are as strong as ever. I can’t wait for y’all to hear this record!
And yes, I am still 9 months pregnant. pic.twitter.com/NMgwz43dLO
— Margo Price (@MissMargoPrice) May 10, 2019
Odds are this pairing will sound outstanding. Price and Colter confirmed in a series of posts that Price is the producer of Colter’s next album. The last time Colter released new material was 2017’s The Psalms.
Marquita Gets a Car Thanks to Walker Hayes’ Nonprofit
One of the first recipients of Walker Hayes’ Be A Craig Fund is Marquita. Fan donations through his nonprofit raised enough money to purchase her a new car. Hayes started the fund to use his platform for good after once receiving a van for his growing family from a Samaritan named Craig at a time he needed it most.
Wildwood Grove Preview at Dollywood
At the cost of $37 million, Dollywood’s new Wildwood Grove expansion is the largest capital investment in the theme park’s 33-year history. According to CMT Radio, the latest addition features 11 new attractions including a suspended 453-meter roller coaster called The Dragonflier.