Brett Eldredge honored in hometown with his own day

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Atlantic Records’ powerhouse vocalist and Paris, Ill., native, Brett Eldredge, returned to his roots on Sunday when he was honored in a hometown ceremony at “Brett Eldredge Day.” Over 2,000 people, in a town with less than 10,000 residents, attended the event. The singer was recognized for his achievements in country music, his hometown values and the role he played in putting Paris on the map.  Eldredge received a proclamation from Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and was honored with new town signs reading “Home of Nashville Recording Artist Brett Eldredge.” His management also sponsored a fund drive for Compassionate Food International. 

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Need a good smile and/or cry? Just check out Dierks Bentley’s #IHoldOn hashtag

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One of my very favoritist songs in the whole wide world right now is Dierks Bentley's I Hold On. It quite literally gives me chills every time I hear it. 

Well apparently I'm not the only one who has been touched by the song's message because right now Dierks is having fun with the #IHoldOn hashtag and the tweets that he's receiving are amazing. 

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George Jones tribute concert gets even more stars added

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Recognized worldwide as the “greatest living country singer,” George Jones
represented everything about Country Music and was loved by fellow artists,
musicians, producers, publishers, songwriters, video directors and industry
executives.  On November 22nd, Nashville and beyond will honor the music legend
with an all-star tribute, the date that George was to perform the final show of
his illustrious career.

“I am so excited how this show has evolved and I
will be forever grateful to the artists that are coming to honor George,” says
Nancy Jones.  “The evening might be long, but I don’t think people will be upset
as they will witness the best musical tribute Nashville has ever seen with so
many artists performing George Jones songs.” 

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Luke Bryan performed two sold-out shows in Nashville on Saturday


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Superstar and ACM Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan kept fans on their feet during two sold-out concerts this weekend at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. The shows were a part of Luke's "Dirt Road Diaries Tour," which has sold-out all concerts in advance, including a five minute sell-out for both Nashville shows. Support acts this weekend included Florida Georgia Line and Thompson Square on Friday and Cole Swindell and Dierks Bentley tonight. 

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Old Crow Medicine Show Inducted Into Grand Ole Opry

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Popular modern-day string band Old Crow Medicine Show was formally inducted into the Grand Ole Opry this evening by Opry members Dierks Bentley and Marty Stuart. Among the award-winning group's first performances in Nashville were on the sidewalks outside the Opry House in Summer 2000, playing for fans entering and exiting Opry performances. The band graduated to the Opry stage for its official Opry debut on Jan. 13, 2001, quickly became a fan favorite during dozens of Opry performances since, and was invited by Stuart to join the Opry on Aug. 16 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Just before show time, the band reprised its Opry Plaza performances from more than a dozen years ago, walking outside the Opry House and playing tunes including "Brave Boys" and "Hesitation Blues" for surprised fans waiting outside for the evening's Opry show. 

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