Ray Stevens Unveils CabaRay Amidst A Who’s Who Of Nashville’s Music Industry

Ray Stevens Unveils CabaRay Amidst A Who's Who Of Nashville's Music Industry

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Last week, Ray Stevens’ New West Nashville Music Venue, CabaRay, opened to a who’s who of Nashville’s music industry. CabaRay opens to the general public on Thursday, with live converts set for Thursday through Saturday nights. Check out who all was at the VIP preview below.
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Parmalee’s Matt Thomas Talks RV Living, Working With Nikki Sixx & Hotdamalama

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When I interview a group or artist, I always listen to all the music that I can find by them to really familiarize myself or re-familiarize myself with their music before doing the actual interview. And I have to admit it. I have a brand new favorite song, and that song is “Think You Oughta Know That,” by Parmalee. I just can’t stop listening to that song. I get to see Parmalee for the first time live tomorrow night and here’s hoping they do that song. *Fingers crossed* I got the chance to talk to Matt Thomas, the lead singer of Parmalee yesterday. Surviving a tragic, violent incident, living in an RV and scraping by on the money they earned from odd jobs, Parmalee managed to make it in Nashville and score several Top 10 hits. Here’s a little piece of their remarkable story.
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Nashville Mayor Megan Barry Proclaims January 10th Ray Stevens Day

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry Proclaims January 10th Ray Stevens Day

Today was the VIP Opening of Ray Stevens new music venue, CabaRay, in Nashville. In honor of the occasion and of Stevens’ many accomplishments, Nashville Mayor Megan Barry declared today, January 10th, as Ray Stevens Day. Read on to get all of the details about CabaRay.
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Ray Stevens’ CabaRay Set To Open 1/18 In Nashville

Ray Stevens' CabaRay Set To Open 1/18 In Nashville

Ray Stevens is opening a new music venue in Nashville this month called CabaRay. If you are a big fan of the “Mississippi Squirrel Revival” singer like I am, you will definitely want to check this out. Ray Stevens Cabaray tickets are on sale now at raystevenscabaray.com or by calling 615-327-4630. Get all of the details about the new music venue below.
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Mel Tillis Public Memorial Service Set For 1/31 At The Ryman

Mel Tillis Public Memorial Service Set For 1/31 At The Ryman

2017 brought many things and one of those was the passing of the legendary Mel Tillis. There will be a public memorial service for anyone wishing to pay their respects to the late Tillis at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on January 31st. If you would like to attend, read further to get all the details about the Mel Tillis public memorial service.

Mel Tillis Public Memorial Service Set For 1/31 At The Ryman

The Tillis family has announced details for a public memorial service for the late Mel Tillis. On Wednesday, January 31 at 10:00 a.m., family, friends, fans, and music industry colleagues, will gather at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium to honor the life and career of the Country Music Hall of Famer.

A slew of country stars will perform some of Tillis’ most memorable career songs. Those scheduled to take the stage include Ricky Skaggs, Ray Stevens, Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers, Brenda Lee, Alison Krauss with the Street Corner Symphony, Jamey Johnson, Collin Raye, Daryle Singletary, Lorrie Morgan, Ira Dean, Pam Tillis, Sonny Tillis, and Carrie April Tillis. The Statesiders, Tillis’ band, will accompany select performances.

The event is free and open to the public.

Following a lengthy struggle to regain his health, country music legend Mel Tillis passed away on November 19, 2017, at the Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Florida. Tillis battled intestinal issues since early 2016 and never fully recovered. He was 85.

About Mel Tillis

Lonnie Melvin Tillis was born in Tampa, Florida on August 8, 1932. Throughout his 60+ year career, the Grand Ole Opry member recorded more than 60 albums, had 35 Top Ten singles, six #1 hits (“I Ain’t Never,” “Coca-Cola Cowboy,” “Southern Rains,” “Good Woman Blues,” “Heart Healer,” and “I Believe In You”), was named CMA (Country Music Association) Entertainer of the Year in 1976, and was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame the same year. Tillis was elected a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007. He wrote over 1,000 songs, 600 of which have been recorded by major artists including Kenny Rogers (“Ruby, Don’t You Take Your Love To Town”), George Strait (“Thoughts Of A Fool”), and Ricky Skaggs (“Honey, Open That Door”). Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) named Tillis Songwriter of the Decade for two decades. In February of 2012 President Obama awarded Tillis the National Medal of Arts.

Critter From Old Crow Medicine Show Talks Bob Dylan, Busking And Boone, NC

Critter From Old Crow Medicine Show Talks Bob Dylan, Busking And Boone, NC

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Earlier today, I got to chat with Critter Fuqua from Old Crow Medicine Show. As everyone else in the free world, I am familiar with, and a fan of, “Wagon Wheel” from the Grammy winning group, but I have just started learning about their other music. Um, it rocks, people – especially the songs, “Shit Creek” {my personal fave}, “Brushy Mountain Conjugal Trailer” and “Sweet Amarillo,” all off their album, “Remedy.” It’s interesting to learn that these Grand Ole Opry members made their way around North America in the early days on money they earned while busking. Not sure what that is? Read on to find out.
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CMT’s Nashville’s Rayna And Deacon To Be Immortalized At Madame Tussauds #MadameTussaudsNashville

CMT's Nashville's Rayna And Deacon To Be Immortalized At Madame Tussauds #MadameTussaudsNashville

The TV show, Nashville, is one of my favorites. I was so upset when it got canceled but was pleased to find that CMT renewed it. I have watched it from the beginning and am excited to learn that Nashville’s Rayna Jaymes {Connie Britton} and Deacon Claybourne {Charles Esten} are being immortalized at Madame Tussauds Nashville.
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Madame Tussauds Nashville Adds 3 Pop Superstars In Celebration of Galentine’s Day #MadameTussaudsNashville

Madame Tussauds Nashville Adds 3 Pop Superstars In Celebration of Galentine's Day #MadameTussaudsNashville

Madame Tussauds, the world-renowned wax attraction, is observing Galentine’s Day by adding three female superstars, Katy Perry, Rihanna and Miley Cyrus to the star-studded attraction coming to Nashville this April. In honor of Galentine’s Day, an unofficial holiday where women appreciate their female friends, the Music City location has created a Spotify playlist filled with hits from its lineup of top female talent.

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