Category Archives: Shows

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.

Behind the scenes of Dierks Bentley’s “Riser” Tour

Dierks Bentley gives Yallwire a sneak peek at his biggest tour yet, Riser. I take you to the set and talk with Dierks about how his tour has evolved over the past decade, how he’s taking us on a plane and that he’s leaving the amp cooler behind. Check it out!

Oak Ridge Boys – “We Don’t Know How to Stop”


The legendary Oak Ridge Boys have been touring for four decades, but the group is just now releasing their first live country album. The boys sat down with me for Yallwire to talk about their latest career move, the secret to sticking together over the years and how they don’t plan to slow down anytime soon. They also sing a little “Elvira” on the spot for our cameras. Cleopatra Records will release Boys Night Out on April 15th 2014, in three formats – CD, vinyl, and digital download.

Sarah Davidson – “You Can’t Fail at Destiny When You Follow Your Heart”

Singer Sarah Davidson sat down to perform a special acoustic performance for our Yallwire cameras in Nashville. Sarah is currently showcasing her music and life on the reality show Private Lives of Nashville Wives on TNT. She invited us in to her new home to talk about her professional and private journey, the challenges of being married to a songwriter and how their break up was all caught on camera, plus her EP set to hit store shelves March 25th, 2014

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.

We take you to the Musicians Hall of Fame for the 2014 inductees

The Musicians Hall of Fame inducted 12 new members, including bluesman Buddy Guy, British rock guitarist Peter Frampton and country singer Barbara Mandrell. This marked the first time members had been inducted into the hall of fame since 2009. It was also the first awards show in their new home inside the Municipal Auditorium. Also inducted during the ceremony in Nashville were Randy Bachman, Jimmy Capps, Will Lee, Corki Casey O’Dell and Velma Smith. Posthumous inductions went to Stevie Ray Vaughan, along with his band Double Trouble, and pedal steel guitarist Ben Keith. The Musicians Hall of Fame also gave their first Iconic Riff Award posthumously to Roy Orbison for “Pretty Woman,” and their first Industry Icon Award to Mike Curb, the founder of Curb Records. Yallwire takes you behind the scenes and to the show featuring performances by Neil Young, Duane Eddy, Brenda Lee, The Oak Ridge Boys and Chris Isaak.

Miranda Lambert – No More Cheetos

Miranda Lambert wins the CMA Award for Female Vocalist of the Year for the 4th time, tying Reba McEntire‘s record. She also talks about approaching her 30s with a healthier lifestyle, giving up Cheetos and how she doesn’t take any of her successes for granted.

Taylor Swift – Reaches The Pinnacle

Taylor Swift is overcome with emotion as she receives the Pinnacle Award from Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, while several other of her mentors including Rascal Flatts, Brad Paisley, George Strait and Keith Urban stand by her side. Check out her backstage interview at the #CMAawards

Blake Shelton – Takes Home Album of the Year

Blake Shelton takes home the award that he always dreamed of winning, Album of the Year. After receiving the award, Blake’s cell phone was flooded with text from his heroes such as Neal McCoy and Larry Gatlin. Check out his interview backstage at the CMA Awards.

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