Bluegrass Nights At The Ryman Returns.

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Feb 062019
 

Springer Mountain Farms Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman - 650 AM WSM Hosted by Eddie Stubbs

Maaan this time of year I am SO excited, because I get to spend time dealing with TWO types of music that I feel need to be given more love,  those being rockabilly and BLUEGRASS! This time every year excites me as I get to promote and share this wonderful series that the Ryman hosts yearly called Bluegrass Nights At The Ryman.

Another truly fine band involved here are the powerhouse Bluegrass super group The Earls Of Leichester who made my TOP 50 OF 2018 with a splendid double LIVE album from the Country Music Hall Of Fame theater.

I’m going to include ALL the information below on how to purchase tickets and take part in this program hosted by iconic announcer Mr. Eddie Stubbs. This sereis of shows features A TON of good bands including one of MY personal favorites Mr. Billy Strings. HERE is the official press release:

Every summer for more than two decades, Ryman Auditorium has celebrated our distinction as the birthplace of bluegrass music with our signature Bluegrass Nights summer series. Join us for incredible performances by the biggest names in bluegrass and meet the newcomers who are carrying the genre’s rich musical traditions into the future.

All shows are preceded by 650 AM WSM’s free showcase, Pickin’ on the Plaza, featuring regional bluegrass bands starting at 6 PM on the Ryman plaza.

SERIES PASSES

Bluegrass Nights Series Pass includes all 6 nights listed below for a special price: $165!

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Available for purchase up to the first show. Renewing Bluegrass pass holders will retain the same seats as the previous year unless a notation is made on the order. Renewal guests wishing to change their seats will be contacted in early March. New Bluegrass pass holders will be contacted about their seating in late March or early May.

SHOW TICKETS

Tickets for individual shows on sale February 2, 2019.

BILLY STRINGS AND STEEP CANYON RANGERS

THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2019 AT 7:30 PM

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SPRINGER MOUNTAIN FARMS BLUEGRASS NIGHTS AT THE RYMAN

Artist To Be Announced

THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2019 AT 7:30 PM

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THE EARLS OF LEICESTER

THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2019 AT 7:30 PM

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DAILEY & VINCENT

THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2019 AT 7:30 PM

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VINCE GILL

THURSDAY, JULY 25, 2019 AT 7:30 PM

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RICKY SKAGGS & KENTUCKY THUNDER

THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 2019 AT 7:30 PM

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2019 Music Festivals: The Red Ants Pants.

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Feb 062019
 

HERE WE GO!
Tickets are now on sale for the 2019 Red Ants Pants Music Festival!
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The Red Ants Pants Music Festival is locally-produced and supported by hundreds of volunteers. Thanks to your support, a portion of the proceeds from the four-day event have a lasting impact by supporting the Red Ants Pants Foundation’s mission of increasing women’s leadership, promoting rural communities and bolstering our working family farms and ranches.

Held in a working cow pasture on the Jackson Ranches just outside of White Sulphur Springs, Montana, the Red Ants Pants Music Festival will take place July 25 – 28, 2019.This year’s lineup features 7-time nominated GRAMMY award-winning Patty Griffin, Shakey Graves, Bobby Bare, Colter Wall, Valerie June, Suzy Bogguss, The White Buffalo, AND MORE

Patty Griffin’s honors include “Artist of the Year” and “Album of the Year” by the Americana Music AssociationWidely regarded among the best pure songwriters of this era, Griffin has just released her long-awaited new album, PATTY GRIFFIN. Shakey Graves, born Alejandro Rose-Garcia, was named 2015 Americana Music Awards Best Emerging Artist winner. His most recent album Can’t Wake Uphas been called his most ambitious and audacious work yet.

This year’s lineup also includes Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee, GRAMMY award-winning Bobby Bare, as well as Colter Wall, Valerie June, Suzy Bogguss, The White Buffalo, Darrell Scott, Mipso, The Steel Wheels, The Waifs, AND MANY MORE!

2019 Red Ants Pants Music Festival Lineup

Patty Griffin
Shakey Graves * Bobby Bare * Colter Wall
Valerie June * Suzy Bogguss
The White Buffalo * Darrell Scott
Mipso * The Steel Wheels * The Waifs
Dustbowl Revival *The East Pointers * William Prince
Lilly Hiatt * Bo DePeña
Tris Munsick and the Innocents

Plus 14 Side Stage Performers!

Also including…
Agriculture and Work Skill Demonstrations
Local Food, Beer, Wine, Art and Crafts
Yodeling Contest and Cross Cut Sawing Competition!

Can’t wait to see you in the cow pasture!
Love,
Sarah and the Red Ants Pants Music Festival Team

Friend,
We are SO excited to share this year’s lineup with you! Just a quick heads up: we’re releasing our 2019 lineup beginning at 7PM and tickets will go on sale ONLINE ONLY at 8PM MDT!If you can’t make the block party on Main Street in White Sulphur Springs, have your own watch party, raise a glass, and send us pics!
Live Stream
A limited number of reduced price early bird tickets will be available ONLINE ONLY.
Bookmark This Link for Tickets: https://events.ticketprinting.com/event/2019-Red-Ants-Pants-Music-Festival-33180

Come connect with good folks and celebrate rural Montana!
Held on the Jackson Ranch in a working sweet clover cow pasture, you’ll hear incredible music, see unforgettable sunsets, and experience why the
Montana Office of Tourism named the
Red Ants Pants Music Festival the “Event of the Year.”
Can’t wait to see you July 25 – 28, 2019 in the middle of Montana!
ALSO: Did you see our 2019 Live from the Back Pasture Season Finale featuring Junior Brown??

 

 

• $25 per person covers you from Thursday at 11am – Monday at 12pm.
• Kids 12 and under are free, if accompanied by an adult.
• Camping bracelets available for purchase at campground entrances and main ticketing tent
• NEW for 2017: General Admission camping passes can be purchased online. You MUST present your printed proof of camping pass purchase at the campground entry for your purchase to be honored; there is NO will call for camping passes.
• The campground is divided into “Regular” and “Quiet” sections.
• Any camper, RV, tent, sheep wagon, teepee, or vehicle is welcome.
• Showers available on site for free.
• Potable water, porta-potties, hand washing stations, and trash receptacles are provided.
• Breakfast and ice available for purchase.
• There are no RV hook ups or power hook ups.

Sites are first come, first serve, but there is plenty of room for everyone. This is Montana-style camping, folks. Please only take the space you need and be nice to your neighbors!!

We ask that you leave no trace of your campsite upon departure, including trash. The Jacksons have been very generous in allowing us to use their ranch, so please show your thanks by leaving it in good shape. Thank you!

Festival Camping Rules

*NO PETS Seriously folks, leave them at home. We love listening to loud music, camping and carrying on in the hot sun, they don’t.

*NO OPEN FIRES (small camping stoves are allowed, but please use good judgment! This is Montana fire season and we don’t need to demonstrate how quickly a grass fire burns:) Thanks!

*NO WEAPONS, FIREARMS, OR FIREWORKS. Security will be checking weapons at the gate. You will be able to retrieve them at the end of the event. To save the headache just leave them at home. Thank you!

*PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL OF OTHER CAMPERS. Everyone is here to have a good time. PLEASE JUST BE NICE!!

*NO ONE UNDER 16 OPERATING ANY VEHICLES. INCLUDING 4 WHEELERS, MOTORCYCLES, AND DIRTBIKES. We really don’t want to see anyone hurt at this event. 5 MPH CAMPGROUND SPEED LIMIT.

*NO GENERATORS AFTER 10PM.

*QUIET TIME AFTER 2AM.

*NO RUNNING ON THE DOCK. Just kidding, we don’t have any docks. LOL I saw that guys!

I usually include a nice Google map for every festival however I couldn’t find an address for this event so HERE is the local area motels:

Local Hotels:    

The All Seasons Inn and Suites: 406.547.8888
The Spa Hot Springs Motel: 406.547.3366
Tenderfoot Motel and Cabins: 406.547.3303
Gordon’s Highland Hotel: 406.547.3880 (Includes camping and tent sites with RV hookups.)

 Lodging a little further afield: 

Bob’s Bar Restaurant and Motel, Neihart: 406.236.5955
Checkerboard Cabins: 406.572.3373
Crazy Mountain Inn, Martinsdale: 406.572.3307
Cub’s Den, Monarch: 406.236.5922
Grassy Mountain Cabins and Lodge: 406.547.3357
Heriem House: White Sulphur Springs, nhereim [at] yahoo [dot] com, sleeps 6
Martin’s North Forty, Wilsall: 406.220.3225
Montana Sunrise Lodge, White Sulphur Springs: 1.888.379.5468
Roots To Rise Garden B&B, Wilsall: 734-657-3056

Click on the photos below to read more about our favorite musicians.


Tris Munsick & The Innocents

Street Dance

Thursday, July 25 – 9:00 PM – Downtown White Sulphur Springs!



Thursday, July 25th

11:00 AM             Festival Campground open to the public

12 PM – 2:30 AM   SHUTTLE: Operation begins, will be running between town and the festival grounds

3 PM – 9 PM        DOWNTOWN: Wristband Exchange & Ticket Booth open at the Red Ants Pants shop

8:00 PM               DOWNTOWN: FREE Street Dance, Main Street White Sulphur: Opening Band To Be Announced!

9:00 PM               DOWNTOWN: FREE Street Dance, Main Street White Sulphur: Tris Munsick & The Innocents

2:30 AM               SHUTTLE: Service ends

Friday, July 26th

8 AM – 2:30 AM  SHUTTLE: Operation begins, will be running between town and the festival grounds

9 AM – 1 PM       BOOK SALE: Used book sale at the NEW Meagher County-City Library (205 Garfield)

2:00 PM               MAIN GATE: Wristband Exchange & Ticket Booth opens at the Main Entrance to the Festival Grounds

3:00 PM               FESTIVAL GROUNDS OPEN: All arts/crafts and food/beer/wine vendors open

3:30 PM               SIDE STAGE: Larry Kiff, Montana Side Stage Ambassador

4:00 PM               MAIN STAGE: Bo DePeña

5:00 PMish          SIDE STAGE: To Be Announced

5:00 PMish          DEMO AREA: To Be Announced

5:00 PM               KIDS TENT: To Be Announced

5:30 PM               MAIN STAGE: Lilly Hiatt

6:30 PMish          SIDE STAGE: To Be Announced

6:30 PMish          DEMO AREA: To Be Announced

7:00 PM               MAIN STAGE: Mipso

8:00 PMish          SIDE STAGE: To Be Announced

8:30 PM               MAIN STAGE: Valerie June

9:30 PMish          SIDE STAGE: To Be Announced

10:00 PM             MAIN STAGE: Colter Wall

2:30 AM               SHUTTLE: Service ends

Saturday, July 27th

7 AM – 10:30 AM   CAMPGROUND: Meagher County Cattle Women’s Breakfast by the orange flag

8 AM – 2:30 AM  SHUTTLE: Operation begins, will be running between town and the festival grounds

8:00 AM               MAIN GATE: 5th Annual Ants In Your Pants Fun Run! Meet at the Main Festival Entrance Gate (West)

9 AM – 1 PM       BOOK SALE: Used book sale at the NEW Meagher County-City Library (205 Garfield)

9:00 AM               CAMPGROUND: Yoga! North side of the campground near the gate. Bring your own mat and water!

10:00 AM             MAIN GATE: Wristband Exchange & Ticket Booth opens at the Main Entrance to the Festival Grounds

11:00 AM             FESTIVAL GROUNDS OPEN: All arts/crafts and food/beer/wine vendors open

11:00 AM             HAY WAGON: Rides begin, service throughout the day until the horses get tired

11:00 AM             SIDE STAGE: To Be Announced

11:00 AM             KIDS TENT: To Be Announced

11:00 AM             DEMO AREA: Crosscut Competition Practice – come try it out!

11:50 AM             MAIN STAGE: Presentation of the Flags, WSS American Legion Auxiliary

11:55 AM             MAIN STAGE: Local Welcome

12:00 PM             MAIN STAGE: National Anthem

12:05 PM             MAIN STAGE: William Prince

1:00 PMish          SIDE STAGE: To Be Announced

1:00 PM               DEMO AREA: To Be Announced

1:30 PM               MAIN STAGE: The East Pointers

2:30 PMish          SIDE STAGE: Yodeling Contest, hosted by Suzy Bogguss!

2:30 PMish          DEMO AREA: To Be Announced

3:00 PM               MAIN STAGE: Darrell Scott

4:00 PMish          SIDE STAGE: To Be Announced

4:00 PMish          DEMO AREA: To Be Announced

4:30 PM               MAIN STAGE: Suzy Bogguss

4:30 PM               KIDS TENT: To Be Announced

5:30 PM               MAIN STAGE: Red Ants Pants Fashion Show

6:00 PMish          SIDE STAGE: To Be Announced

6:00 PMish          DEMO AREA: To Be Announced

6:30 PM               MAIN STAGE: Bobby Bare

7:30 PMish          SIDE STAGE: To Be Announced

8:00 PM               MAIN STAGE: The Steel Wheels

9:30 PMish          SIDE STAGE: To Be Announced

10:00 PM             MAIN STAGE: Patty Griffin

2:30 AM               SHUTTLE: Service ends

Sunday, July 28th

7 AM – 10:30 AM   CAMPGROUND: Meagher County Cattle Women’s Breakfast by the orange flag

8 AM – 8 PM        SHUTTLE: Operation begins, will be running between town and the festival grounds

9:00 AM               CAMPGROUND: Yoga! North side of the campground near the gate. Bring your own mat and water!

10:00 AM             MAIN GATE: Wristband Exchange & Ticket Booth opens at the Main Entrance to the Festival Grounds

11:00 AM             FESTIVAL GROUNDS OPEN: All arts/crafts and food/beer/wine vendors open

11:00 AM             HAY WAGON: Rides begin, service throughout the day until the horses get tired

11:00 AM             DEMO AREA: Crosscut Contest Preliminaries – women’s, men’s, and co-ed divisions!

11:00 AM             SIDE STAGE: Cowboy Church with T.J. Casey

11:00 AM             KIDS TENT: To Be Announced

12:00 PM             MAIN STAGE: Dustbowl Revival

1:00 PMish          SIDE STAGE: To Be Announced

1:00 PMish          DEMO AREA: To Be Announced

1:30 PM               MAIN STAGE: The Waifs

2:30 PM               KIDS TENT: To Be Announced

2:30 PMish          SIDE STAGE: To Be Announced

2:30 PMish          DEMO AREA: Crosscut Competition Finals

3:00 PM               MAIN STAGE: The White Buffalo

3:00 PM               FOUNDATION TENT: Silent auction bids due! Raffle winner selected!

4:00 PM               SIDE STAGE: To Be Announced

4:30 PM               MAIN STAGE: Shakey Graves

8:00 PM               SHUTTLE: Service ends

Monday, July 29th

12:00 PM             CAMPGROUND CLOSED – Happy trails!!!

Sarah Shook and The Disarmers Bring Their Outlaw Country To South GA

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Feb 062019
 
  1. By Joshua Wallace

This past Friday night (February 1st, 2019) Sarah Shook’s current tour with The Disarmers rolled into Valdosta, GA at Ashley Street Station.  There was no opening act for this evening so the band played 2 sets that spanned 26 songs.  The evening covered tracks from Sarah Shook’s entire career, even with some from the album Seven by Sarah Shook & The Devil.

Sarah Shook & The Disarmers

The night started with fan favorite “Good As Gold” off her new album Years which was one of my favorite records of 2018.  She quickly followed it up with “Lesson” and “Parting Words” from the same record.  The band then switched gears and went into a couple of songs from Sidelong with “Heal Me” and “Fuck Up” which is always a crowd favorite.

Sarah Shook, Eric Peterson (electric guitar) and Aaron Olivia (bass guitar)

Sarah Shook & The Disarmers even went into deeper album cuts such as Sidelong’s “Make It Up To Mama” and “Road That Leads To You”.  The band even got to one of my deeper favorites
“Nothin’ Feels Right But Doin’ Wrong” off that first album.  They finished up the second set with newer tracks “The Way She Looked At You” and “Devil May Care” which were cut from the Years album but released as a single later on.

Phil Sullivan (Pedal Steel Guitar) and Kevin McClain (Drums)

The band’s second set was loaded with fan favorites.  They kicked it off with “No Name” off Sidelong and eventually made their way to “Dwight Yoakam” off the same album which is one of my favorites from the group.  The second set also included it’s share of deeper cuts with “Misery Without Company” from Sidelong and “Ghost Town” from Seven.  The band closed out the evening with a trio of tracks from Years with “The Bottle Never Let Me Down”, “Damned If I Do, Damned If I Don’t” and “New Ways To Fail” before finishing up with “The Nail” from Sidelong.

Check Out Our Coverage of the Years album Here

Whether you are a fan of Sarah Shook & The Disarmers or just discovering them, you got your money’s worth with this one.  Sarah Shook blasted through 26 tracks covering mostly everything you would want to hear and then some.  The band just finished up this round of tour dates that took them from Tennessee to Texas to Florida and back through Georgia.  She is always on tour and you can check out future tour dates at this link.  Gary Hayes Country will be covering Sarah Shook & The Disarmers again this year at Tumbleweed Country Music Festival which has tickets available now.

Mr. Randy Travis To Release A New Book.

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Feb 062019
 

 

 

It’s no secret that Mr. Randy Travis has suffered many trials in the last few years, and it is a miracle he survived them. This May 14th we will all get to learn more about the iconic singer, his troubled upbringing, and exactly what was going on in his head as he drank and stole cars at 14.

He stated in a recent press release that the candle is burning, and it is time to tell his story to us as only he knows. For many many months, we all joined together as a music community and donated our time as well as prayers for our beloved Mr. Randy. See, we all understand how imperfect people are and we don’t care about his past. We are all just grateful he has a future with us, because Country Music still needs him now.

He recorded over twenty albums, and charted over 50 billboard hits in his career. His debut album Storms Of Life sold more than four million copies since the 1980s. He saw success in follow up platinum and multi platinum albums as well.

In the mid ninties he saw shorter chart success and began recording more Christian material like the ever popular hit Three Wooden Crosses, and began more personal declines we will all get to read about in this tome.

Publisher’s Description

The long-awaited, deeply personal story of one of American music’s greatest icons, a remarkable tale of the utmost heights of fame and success, the deepest lows of life’s sorrows, and a miraculous return from the brink of death—told as only Randy Travis can.

Beloved around the world, Randy Travis has sold more than 25 million albums in both country and gospel and is considered one of the finest performers of his generation, admired by superstars across the musical landscape, from Garth Brooks to Mick Jagger.

From a working-class background in North Carolina to a job as a cook and club singer in Nashville to his “overnight success” with his smash 1986 album Storms of Life–which launched the neotraditional movement in country music–Randy’s first three decades are a true rags-to-riches story.

But in 2009, this seemingly charmed life began a downward spiral. His marriage dissolved, he discovered that his finances had unraveled due to dishonest deals made behind his back, and his struggles with anger led to alcohol abuse, public embarrassment, and even police arrest in 2012.

Then, just as he was putting his life back together, Randy suffered a devastating viral cardiomyopathy that led to a massive stroke which he was not expected to survive. Yet he not only survived but also learned to walk again and in 2016 accepted his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame by singing the hymn that explains his life today: “Amazing Grace.”

Filled with never-before-told stories, Forever and Ever, Amen is a riveting tale of unfathomable success, great joy, deep pain, and redemption that can come only from above.