What a week it has been! Monday I covered Justin Moore‘s latest #1, If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away at the CMA offices off music row. I caught up with Justin and the songwriters Dallas Davidson, Rob Hatch and Brett Jones (pictured) to get the story behind the song. Stay tuned for my interview on Yallwire.
Tuesday Bluegrass rang out from the grounds of Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium as the International Bluegrass Music Association kicked off “World of Bluegrass” week with a free outdoor concert from The Del McCoury Band and their special guests. Some 1,000 fans filled the plaza where Del McCoury and his band performed a two-hour concert with guest performances from Dierks Bentley, Sam Bush, Vince Gill and more. The concert was hosted by the non-profit Foundation for Bluegrass Music.
Later that afternoon, Dierks also celebrated a #1 for “Am I the Only One” at Losers. The bar was packed as the country star gave bottles of tequila to co-writers Jim Beavers & Jon Randall, in celebration of the songs success. Stay tuned for our interviews and footage of the bash on Yallwire.
Wednesday Nissan announced a founding partnership with Urban Green Lab, Nashville’s first community center dedicated to sustainable living. Nashville Mayor Karl Dean was on hand as I covered the event for News 2. This place sounds awesome. I can’t wait to make some jam. If you missed my story you can click HERE to watch it .
Superstar Justin Bieber drew quite the crowd Wednesday afternoon in Franklin. Fans lined the streets to get a glimpse of the pop star and his girlfriend Selena Gomez. Bieber was working on a video for his upcoming Christmas album.
Steph spies say next week more stars are expected in Franklin for the premeier of Footloose. The remake of the classic film from the 80′s stars Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid, and Andie MacDowell.
Thursday night my hula hoop troop, The Spinderellas, hooped it up at Live on the Green. If you haven’t been you need to go. There are only two more shows left of the free 6 week concert series at Public Square Park. Brett Dennen headlines the event next week and Here Come the Mummies will close out the series. You can watch a my video wrap up from the 1st show by clicking HERE.
After LOTG, we hustled over to the Ryman AUditorium for the International Bluegrass Music Awards. One of my highlights of the evening was meeting actor, comedian and banjo player Steve Martin (pictured). Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers took home the big award of the night for Entertainer of the Year at the 22nd annual awards show. I also caught up with Del McCoury was inducted into the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame. Stay tuned for my interview on Yallwire.
Friday Miley Cyrus stopped by John Trotwood Moore Middle School. I am told the teen star was there to record a promo for a CBS special about teachers who go above and beyond to help kids. A parent tells me that Mr. Maguire at the school was recognized and that Miley forked over $5,000 for the schools arts program.
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