Quantcast

” a flash mob took over Broadway for an impromptu dance to the delight of the crowd. Both “Country This” and “Kiss You There” can be downloaded exclusively on iTunes. To view the performance and flash

Ronnie Dunn Jim Arndt June 2013



Dunn Debuts New Music During CMA Music Fest;
“Country This” and “Kiss You There” Now Available on iTunes
 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Thursday, June 6, 2013 – Country music superstar Ronnie Dunn surprised fans in downtown Nashville for CMA Music Festival activities last night when he performed four songs on the rooftop patio of Rippy’s Bar and Grill on lower Broadway. The performance happened as fans were departing the Bridgestone Arena after watching the CMT Awards. Dunn debuted four new songs:  “Country This,” “Kiss You There,” “Cowgirls Rock ‘N’ Roll” and “Peace, Love and Country Music.”  During “Kiss You There,” a flash mob took over Broadway for an impromptu dance to the delight of the crowd.  Both “Country This” and “Kiss You There” can be downloaded exclusively on iTunes. To view the performance and flashmob, click here.
 
As Dunn told USA Today, “I’m more excited about where music is today than I ever have been. We no longer have to play by rules

Ronnie Dunn – Photo Credit – Jon-Paul Photography



because there are no rules. The band and crew snuck in and set-up to ambush the unsuspecting crowd coming out of the CMT Awards.  We don’t have a clue what we’re doing, but we’re having fun and working overtime to come up with unorthodox ways to get music to people who simply like music. I hope that those of you who rambled into the line of fire had a good time!”
 
In addition to the performance, screens covered the buildings between Fourth and Fifth Avenues broadcasting the performance with #countrythis and #kissyouthere covering the buildings and the roof of the historic Ryman Auditorium. 
 
Inside Rippy’s bar, Dunn gave away over 1,000 hangover patches for indulgent CMA Music Festival attendees.
 
In-between tour dates, Dunn is writing songs and working on a new album expected in stores this fall.  For more information, visit www.RonnieDunn.com.

Photo Credit – Jon-Paul Photography

Stonewall Jackson recorded live at The Grand Ole Opry

Music Charts Magazine Celebrity Interview with Grand Ole Opry Star Stonewall Jackson ( by Big Al Weekley )

Stonewall Jackson (born November 6, 1932) is an American country singer and musician who achieved his greatest fame during country’s “golden” honky tonk era in the 1950s and early 1960s.

Stonewall is not a nickname; he was named after (and claimed to be a descendant of) the Confederate Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. His father died when he was two and his mother moved the family to South Georgia. Jackson grew up there working on his uncle’s farm. Jackson enlisted in the Navy in 1950 and was discharged in 1954. He moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1956.

Jackson became the first artist to join the Grand Ole Opry before obtaining a recording contract. He toured with Ernest Tubb, who became his mentor. Jackson signed to Columbia Records and debuted in 1958 with “Don’t Be Angry”. The song did not score in the country music top 40, but it got him recognition.

His breakthrough came in the country Top 40 in late 1958, with a song written by a young George Jones, “Life to Go”. It peaked at No. 2 in early 1959 and his follow-up record, “Waterloo”, was No. 1

Stonewall Jackson in the late 1950’s

for five weeks and crossed over into the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, where it reached No. 4. The track also reached No. 24 in the UK Singles Chart in July 1959.  It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc.

From 1958 to 1971, Jackson had 35 Top 40 country hits. Along with Ray Price, Jackson is considered a cornerstone, after Hank Williams and Lefty Frizzell, of the hard-driving honky tonk sound in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

Read more at: 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stonewall_Jackson_(musician)

Click the play button below to listen to the Celebrity Interview with Stonewall Jackson

 

 

 

 

 

Link to Music Charts Magazine ®:

If you have a Website and want to link to us, we have made it super easy. Instructions: copy (using Ctrl + C) the raw HTML code to your clipboard. Then place the code (Ctrl + V) in your Web pages and emails to easily link to us. Thank you.