This year’s Music Midtown will set up at Atlanta’s Piedmont Park Sept. 19-20. The Zac Brown Band will be headlining the show and fans can also experience the sounds of: The Allman Brothers, Lorde, Lana Del Rey, Iggy Azalea, Bastille, Run-D.M.C., Fitz and the Tantrums, Twenty One Pilots, NeedtoBreathe, B.o.B., Mayer Hawthorne, AER, The Strypes, Banks, Sleeper Agent, Magic Man, Bear Hands and Ron Pope.
For Music Midtown information, visit www.musicmidtown.com
A year after Randy Travis had a stroke, people connected with Travis reveal that his speech has not yet come back. And it may not come back. Friend Neal McCoy admitted that Travis may never fully recover, referring to his hands and mobility. – Taste Of Country
Jake Owen reveals that he likes to be behind the lens, and he’s ready to share his photography hobby with his fans. Owen is actually thinking about releasing a book with his photography work — “like limited editions of them and signing them,” he elaborates. “Cause I have fans out there that I think would enjoy having a shot that I took personal time to seek out and shoot.”
Singer/actress Lucy Hale debuted on the famed Grand Ole Opry stage on Saturday to perform her new single, “Lie A Little Better.” The up-tempo “Lie A Little Better” can be found on Hale’s debut album, “Road Between,” released by DMG Nashville and featuring 11 songs, produced by Mark Bright and Mike Daly. – Taste Of Country
Lots of country music artists are taking a stand and stepping up for fans when it comes to the ridiculous “business” of ticket scalpers. The latest country artist to step up is Kip Moore. Kip posted a hand written note to his fans on his Facebook page last week (6/19) to let them know exactly how he feels about the ever growing problem:
“I watched my dad bust his ass for not a lot of money while supporting 6 kids until we were able to take care of ourselves From 18 to 31 I lived paycheck to paycheck working lot of long hour jobs for very little pay. I know what it’s like to live on a strict budget and wish you had funds to take your girlfriend, boyfriend, husband, wife, friend, daughter, son etc. to a show or a game but you just can’t afford to. I understand the blue collar lifestyle and I always will. It’s the sole reason I wanted to make this fall tour affordable for everyone since it was the first time I’ve ever been able to control the cost. We scaled back production across the board to make low ticket prices possible. There are things in this world that piss me off that I know I’ll never be able to change like shitty people in congress, mechanic that tell you your motor is blown when its most likely a small problem, rising gas prices, selfies every 2 seconds, duck lip selfies, phones in general, paying $75 for a decent seat at a baseball game, people that bitch just to bitch and being politically correct, and the list goes on. But above all, the thing that pisses me off the most is scalpers. I could sit back and ignore it, because I know it’s a losing battle, but I just can’t do that. People are trying everyday to fix this problem, but it’s a difficult task. I’ve recently been told that looks as if some people who bought the pre-sale tickets are turning around and putting them up on different sites for much steeper prices. We are trying to find ways to stop this, buts it’s a tough thing to do. It’s disheartening and makes me rage when I know how much some people want to go but get cancelled out because of these people. Unless you are buying the VIP package (which is a whole different thing) all tickets are between $25 – $35 Once they sell out can’t stop these assholes from selling them to you guys at a steep price. I’ve set the price low so get them quick before they there hands on them. To those of you scalping… I understand doing whatever you can to make a dollar. I also understand there are ethical ways of making that dollar. Twist it however you want to make it seem what you’re doing is ok, but it’s not. I want to always keep prices low so don’t be a dick. Thanks to all the loyal & supportive fans.”Share on Facebook