On Friday night June 10th, Scotty McCreery returned to the Grand Ole Opry to perform during the 2016 CMA Music Festival, where he received a standing ovation from the sold-out crowd after performing a new and not yet released song, “Five More Minutes.” Backstage after his show, he spent time with two of his musical heroes, Country Music Hall of Fame members Charley Pride and Bill Anderson.
“My favorite place to perform is at the Grand Ole Opry,” said McCreery. “Being on the stage where legends have stood is an awesome feeling. Being able to hang out with legends like Charley Pride and Bill Anderson backstage is beyond imaginable to me. A little earlier in the evening I was talking with Jeannie Seely and Larry Gatlin. It’s such a privilege to get to know these amazing and talented entertainers who paved the way for all of us. This could only happen at the Opry. What a great night!”
Earlier in the day, McCreery held his Fifth Annual Fan Club Party in the Opry’s Studio A. During the photo line where he meets with each attendee, a group of his fan club members surprised him with a donation of $1,200 to the Opry Trust Fund in his honor. The Opry Trust Fund’s mission is to help those in the country music industry when they need it most by offering financial assistance during their time of need.
“I have the greatest fans in the world, and I love getting to spend time with them at my fan club party,” said the ACM and CMT Award winner. “Having them make a donation in my name to the Opry Trust Fund shows how generous and thoughtful my fans are. I’m so pleased they chose such a great cause to support as the Opry Trust Fund.”
McCreery returns to the road on June 18th in Saginaw, Michigan when he performs on the 2016 KCQ Country Music Fest.
For more information, please visit www.ScottyMcCreery.com.
– Posted by TawnyTucker CMTT
Before Hank Williams Jr. had the rowdy CMA Fest crowd at Nissan Stadium singing in unison to “Family Tradition,” the country icon was presented with a Gold RIAA plaque for more than 500,000 sales of the single as well as a Platinum RIAA plaque for more than 1,000,000 sales of “A Country Boy Can Survive.”
Hank Jr., who recently released his 37th studio album It’s About Time, also performed his latest latest single, “The Party’s On” and “Are You Ready for the Country” with Eric Church. Bocephus also brought Justin Moore and Chris Janson on stage to perform “Born to Boogie.”
Hank Jr.’s 2016 shows have all been SOLD OUT and he continues to add additional dates (see tour schedule below). This summer Hank Jr. will co-headline a special limited summer tour with Chris Stapleton when the two music renegades visit 8 cities with dates lined up in Houston, Austin, West Palm Beach, Detroit (Clarkston), Cleveland, Indianapolis and Cincinnati.
– Posted by TawnyTucker CMTT
A blind man with a guide dog ‘walks by faith’ in his dog. He believes that what the dog sees will be translated into a signal that tells him when it’s time to go, stop, turn right or left. And he picks up on those signals by holding the harness that connects him with the dog. Why does he trust the dog? Because it has something he doesn’t have: sight. And it’s the same with you and God. Today it might be unclear where God is taking you. That’s why the blind man must hold the harness and stay connected to the dog. He may wonder, ‘Why am I stopping at this corner so long?’ Because there’s traffic coming and he’s being protected from unseen danger.
God says, ‘I will bring the blind by a way they did not know…I will make darkness light before them, and crooked places straight. These things I will do for them, and not forsake them’ (Isaiah 42:16). God has your tomorrow already planned out, even though you haven’t been there yet. He works outside of time, so He’s not held back by the limitations we labor with. Paul writes, ‘I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can see something of the future He has called you to share…I pray that you will begin to understand how incredibly great His power is to help those who believe Him. It is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated Him in the place of honor at God’s right hand…’ (Ephesians 1:18-20).
Prayer Heavenly Father
Instead of questioning You so much, help me to just hold on to what will be an incredible ride!
In Jesus’ Name, Amen