Category Archives: Events

Backstage with Darius Rucker, Kenny Rogers, Eli Young Band and more for “Darius and Friends” concert

Darius Rucker hosted his fifth annual sold out “Darius and Friends” concert, marking the unofficial start to CMA Music Festival week. Yallwire takes you to the star studded event featuring Cassadee Pope, Clint Black, Corey Smith, David Nail, Eli Young Band, Kenny Rogers,Thompson Square and Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum. I catch up with the artists backstage to get the scoop on the evening benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Since Darius started supporting the hospital, his events have raised over $225,000.

Randy Houser – celebrates 1st #1 as a songwriter with “Goodnight Kiss”


Randy Houser celebrated his third #1, but his first as a songwriter for “Goodnight Kiss.” Yallwire takes you to the celebration for the third release off of his album ‘How Country Feels.’ I chat with Randy about his recent success, the storyline for the series of music videos and why the day he wrote the song was so special.

Big & Rich – Behind the Scene’s of ESPN’s College Game Day Opening

Big & Rich take Yallwire behind the scenes as they film ESPN’s game day opening in Nashville. I catch up with the guys about the impromptu concert, rocking fans for a decade and looking ahead at the CMA Music Festival.

Dierks Bentely celebrates 11th #1, offers me parenting advice

Dierks Bentley celebrated his 11th #1 “I Hold On” in Nashville and Yallwire was there. I takes you to the celebration, to catch up with the country star and hit songwriter Brett James. Dierks talks about how the song is really about the love of his wife and how busy they have been as parents. We also chat about his latest hairstyle and I get parenting advice from the father of three.

Red or White? Martina McBride, John Oates, Kix Brooks & more on the red carpet of the 15th annual Nashville Best Cellars Dinner

It was a star studded affair at the T.J. Martell Foundation’s 15th annual Nashville Best Cellars Dinner. I take you on the red carpet to chat with Rock n’ Roll Hall of famer John Oates, Martina McBride, Kix Brooks, Brett Eldredge and Chris Young to find out their favorite wines and the cause of the event. Founded in 1975 by the music industry, the T.J. Martell Foundation is a national nonprofit organization that funds cutting-edge research for leukemia, cancer and aids at top research hospitals in the United States.

Charles Esten, Darius Rucker, Jake Owen and more show support at T.J. Martell Honors Gala


Yallwire takes you on the red carpet for one of Nashville’s most high profile annual fundraisers, the T.J. Martell Honors Gala. The 6th annual 2014 Honors Gala event brought together host Charles (Chip) Esten, Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Darius Rucker, Sheryl Crow, Blue Sky Riders, Jake Owen and a list of others. This year’s honorees are Nashville real estate visionary Mark Bloom, music industry icons Dale Morris and Mike Dungan, entrepreneur Beth Dortch Franklin and cancer research pioneer Scott Hiebert. The T.J. Martell Foundation is the music industry’s largest foundation that funds innovative medical research focused on finding cures for leukemia, cancer and AIDS. The Foundation has provided more than $260 million for research at top hospitals in the United States.

Dustin Lynch Flies High CRS Week


Country cutie Dustin Lynch has been flying high. In honor of CRS, Dustin flew radio promoters up in a private jet to listen to his new album. I chat with Dustin and his hat about his approach, his love life, touring with Keith Urban and what we can expect on this next album.

Parmalee celebrates 1st #1 with Carolina


It was a long trek, but Parmalee‘s hit “Carolina” made it to the #1 spot. “Carolina” is the longest-climbing single by a duo or group in the 24-year history of the Billboard Country Airplay Chart. Yallwire host Stephanie Langston takes us to the celebration at BMI to talk about the accomplishment and what’s next for the guys.

Cole Swindell – Chillin’ It At The Top


Country newcomer Cole Swindell has made his way from the merch table to the big stage with Luke Bryan. Fresh off the stage of Madison Square Garden, Swindell catches up with Yallwire host Stephanie Langston in Music City. The two chat about “Chillin’ It” climbing the top of the charts, his history with Luke, working on the set of his first music video and debut album.

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