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Brad Paisley is booked to play the MTS Centre August 20th. Tickets on sale NOW

Brad Paisley plays the MTS Centre in Winnipeg August 20th with special guests Chase Bryant & Lindsey Ell.

Pre-sale on now!

Regular Sale begins March 24 at 10 AM

Brad Paisley is a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer whose talents have earned him numerous awards, including three GRAMMYs, two American Music Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards and 14 Country Music Association Awards (including Entertainer of the Year), among many others and he is making his way to the MTS Centre, August 20.

 

A proud member of the Grand Ole Opry since 2001, Paisley has written 20 of his 23 #1 hits including “He Didn’t Have to Be,” “Mud on the Tires,” “She’s Everything,” “Water” and “Remind Me,” among others.  His highly successful Life Amplified World Tour 2016 travelled across the US and Canada and continued through February 2017. His current single, “Today,” is resonating with people around the globe and is currently in the Top 5 on the country single charts and the music video has been viewed over 30 million times.

 

Paisley has partnered with Boot Barn® and developed an exclusive line of jeans, hats, T-shirts, jewelry, belts and woven shirts called Moonshine Spirit by Brad Paisley.

 

Joining Paisley is 23-year-old Chase Bryant, whose debut album was released in 2015 and features such songs as the soaring groove “Little Bit of You,” the sparking “Fire,” and vocally-charged guitar shredding Top 10 debut single “Take It On Back.”

 

Calgary native Lindsay Ell will also join the boys. Ell has been a fixture in the Opry scene and secured the #1 most added spot at U.S. Country Radio when her single “By The Way” debuted with 44 first week stations in October 2015. 

 

Connect with Brad at www.BradPaisley.com,

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YouTube at YouTube.com/BradPaisley.

 

Paisley will perform at the MTS Centre, August 20, 2017. Tickets start at $20 plus fees and go on sale to the general public Friday, March 24 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster. 

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Don Gessner and Ray LeClaire perform at the Dauphin Library this Thursday Night!

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 21:01
Don Gessner and Ray LeClaire perform at the Dauphin Library this Thursday Night!

Don’t miss another great season of Third Thursday Music Nights at the Dauphin Library, starting back up again on Thursday September 21 with Don Gessner, Ray Leclaire at the Flatlanders, showtime is 7pm and admission is free. Come out for some great music during these special TTM nights.  

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017

Thursday, 14 September 2017 08:31
MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017

 

MUSIC NEWS: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017

 

 

ECHOSMITH - ALBUM RELEASE - TOUR

 

Echosmith is pushing back its album release and tour because, in their words, they are ``overrun with inspiration.''

They were planning to release their ``Inside a Dream'' album on September 29th, but instead they have cut it to a seven-song E-P.

The full album will come out in the spring. Echosmith is delaying the tour to coincide with the album. It will start April 4th in San Francisco. 

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LEE BRICE - CHARITY

 

Lee Brice sponsored two recent events that raised 100-thousand dollars for a veterans charity. He held a guitar pull in Nashville on Sunday that included Jerrod Niemann, Tyler Farr, Lucas Hoge and Charles Esten from the T-V show ``Nashville.''

On Monday, he led a clay shoot that include Hoge, Esten, Craig Campbell and members of 3 Doors Down. The money will go to Folds Of Honor, a group that provides scholarships to families of wounded and killed members of the American military. 

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MILKY CHANCE - SONGS

 

It was an easy decision for Milky Chance to record in English rather than their native German. D-J Philipp Dausch says their favorite records are in English. He says there's a lot of good German music as well, but Milky Chance songs don't sound good in German. When it came time to make their ``Blossom''

album, however, they wanted to bring it back home. Dausch says it was important for them to record ``Blossom'' in Germany because that's where they were the most comfortable. 

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ANDREA BOCELLI - ROBOT CONDUCTOR

 

Andrea Bocelli gives his approval to a robot conductor. The YuMi robot, designed by Swiss company A-B-B for factory assembly lines, led Bocelli and the Lucca Philharmonic orchestra Tuesday night in Pisa, Italy. They performed Verdi's ``La Donna e Mobile .'' Bocelli, who is blind, can sense the variabilities of different conductors. He says YuMi was ``programmed well.'' Regular conductor Andrea Colombini says YuMi is good but can't adjust if the orchestra makes a mistake. 

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APPLE - EMMA BLACKERY

 

Not a whole lot of people were familiar with British indie musician Emma Blackery. Then Apple used her album cover artwork during its demonstration for the iPhone 8 and iPhone X and her life has been turned upside down. Blackery had a respectable following on YouTube for her music before Tuesday's event. She had no idea the art for her self-released E-P would be used in the Apple presentation. Her reaction on Twitter was, ``What just happened,''

only with two expletives. Since then, Blackery has become a media star in Britain, Paris Hilton is following her on Twitter and Blackery jokes to the ``good record labels'' she's open to talk. She calls it ``one of the best nights of my life.'' 

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REBA McENTIRE - HOST ``CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS''

 

Reba McEntire will take over hosting duties for the ``C-M-A Country Christmas'' from Jennifer Nettles. Nettles had hosted the show for seven years. The show will tape November 14th in Nashville. The lineup has not yet been announced. A-B-C will run the special on November 27th. 

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TITO JACKSON'S EX-WIFE - OBIT- ``20/20''

 

The 40th season of the A-B-C News show ``20/20'' will focus on the family of Tito Jackson. The show takes a look at the death of Jackson's ex-wife, Dee Dee, who drowned in a swimming pool in 1994. The owner of the house, Los Angeles businessman Don Bohana, was sentenced to prison for her murder. Bohana's family says he was wrongfully convicted. The episode airs Friday. 

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NTSB: MECHANICAL ISSUES - TROY GENTRY

 

The National Transportation Safety Board says engine problems caused the helicopter crash that killed Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry and a pilot on Friday. A preliminary report says pilot James Evan Robinson reported mechanical problems shortly after takeoff at the Flying W Airport in Medford, New Jersey. The pilot discussed the problems with experts on the ground before stopping the engine and performing an autorotation that would glide the helicopter down to a runway. However, the helicopter crashed in a wooded area near the airport. The report also says Gentry was on the helicopter for a pleasure ride. 

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WILLIE NELSON, PAUL SIMON HEADLINE ``HARVEY CAN'T MESS WITH TEXAS'' BENEFIT

 

Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt will lead a benefit concert for residents of Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey. The ``Harvey Can't Mess With Texas''

concert will also feature Lyle Lovett, Leon Bridges, Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats, Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians and Ryan Bingham. The house band will be Asleep At The Wheel. The concert will be in Austin on Sept. 22nd. It will be broadcast statewide on 11 T-V stations and streamed live on YouTube. Proceeds will go to the Rebuild Texas Fund. 

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AMERICANA AWARDS

 

Americana artists spanning generations and backgrounds were honored last night in Nashville. Folk singer songwriter John Prine was awarded the artist of the year, while one of his proteges, country singer Sturgill Simpson, took home album of the year. Prine, who is 70 years old, delighted the audience with a couple of performances and received standing ovations throughout the night. He joked: ``I've been waiting for this award for a while.''

Lifetime achievement honors went to Van Morrison and Graham Nash of the band Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. Rodney Crowell won song of the year for ``It Ain't Over Yet,'' featuring Rosanne Cash and John Paul White. And Amanda Shires won emerging artist of the year. 

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NYC RADIO HOST QUITS JOB

 

It was highly unlikely he could keep it, given the circumstances. But New York City sports radio personality Craig Carton has quit what he calls his ``dream job.'' He leaves W-F-A-N less than a week after his arrest on federal charges that he cheated investors to pay off massive gambling debts. Carton co-hosted ``Boomer and Carton'' with former N-F-L quarterback Boomer Esiason.

Carton says he's leaving so he won't be a distraction to listeners.

But he hints he might return to radio to tell his side of the story someday. 

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(The Associated Press)

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2017

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 08:41
MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2017

 

HURRICANE FUNDRAISER

 

Dozens of stars turned out to sing, tell stories and plead for support for hurricane victims on Tuesday, in a one-hour televised benefit that had raised 14.5 million dollars U-S by the time cameras were turned off. With Stevie Wonder singing ``Lean on Me'' and Usher and Blake Shelton joining for ``Stand By Me,'' the message was clear: Americans were being asked to help those whose lives were upended by wind and rain. Originally conceived as a benefit for victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, the ``Hand in Hand'' telethon was expanded to help people in Florida and the Caribbean devastated in recent days by Irma. 

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KID ROCK - NO ANNOUNCEMENT

 

So much for Kid Rock letting the rest of the world in on his political ambitions. He promised to say something about whether he'd be seeking elective office during his show last night.

But he didn't. The musician did the first a series of shows to christen the new arena in in Detroit but he focused mainly on music, not politics. Kid Rock has hinted he might run for the U-S Senate representing his native Michigan. He continued to tease at that during his show last night but didn't say one way or the other what he would do. 

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TROY GENTRY'S HELICOPTER - MECHANICAL PROBLEMS

 

Authorities say the pilot of the helicopter carrying Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry was having mechanical problems just before it crashed on Friday. Radio communications between emergency responders indicate the pilot was planning to make an emergency landing and was hovering while waiting for the fire department to arrive. Responders note that seconds later, the helicopter crashed just south of an airport in Medford, New Jersey.

Gentry and the pilot were the only people on board. Both were killed. 

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YES - CANCELS TOUR DATES

 

Yes has abruptly canceled the rest of their Yestival tour after the death of the son of guitarist Steve Howe.

Details were not given about the death of Virgil Howe, except that it was described as ``tragic'' and ``unexpected.'' Eight concerts through next week have been called off and refunds offered. Virgil Howe was the drummer for the British band Little Barrie, whose claim to fame in America is performing the theme song for the T-V show ``Better Call Saul.'' 

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STEELY DAN - FIRST TOUR DATES

 

Donald Fagen is making good on his promise to continue the music of Steely Dan after the death of bandmate Walter Becker. Fagen has announced Steely Dan fall tour dates beginning October 13th in Thackerville, Oklahoma. Fagen will do a handful of dates later this month with his band, The Nightflyers. 

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THOMAS RHETT: FAME, FAMILY AND MUSIC

 

Thomas Rhett has a hard time dealing with fame.

He has an even harder time dealing with his wife's fame. Rhett says his wife, Lauren, has a million Instagram followers, which is ``insane.'' He says they're a normal couple, and he's a normal guy trying to balance a music career with two young daughters at home.

The Rhetts were in the process of adopting a girl when Lauren became pregnant, so they have two girls under the age of two. Rhett says the grandparents live in town and call twice a day to see if they can babysit. Rhett just released a new album, ``Life Changes.'' 

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CHAINSMOKERS' ALEX PALL - COMMENT

 

Alex Pall of The Chainsmokers has apologized for saying he would not bring his dog to China. BuzzFeed News reports an interviewer in a promotional video had asked if Pall brings his dog on tour. Pall said he tries to, but she behaves badly. He says, ``I mean, if she could come anywhere, I'd bring her to -- well, I don't know if I'd bring her to China.'' He starts laughing. The video has been deleted. Pall tweets he had read reports of dogs being slaughtered in certain provinces. He says The Chainsmokers ``never intentionally do anything to upset our fans and we apologize if we offended anyone.'' 

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KELIS UNVEILS MILKSHAKE RECIPE

 

Kelis is finally revealing just what's in that milkshake that brings all the boys to the yard. It's Bailey's Irish cream, ginger beer and cayenne pepper. Kelis gave her recipe for milkshakes to Billboard magazine in honour of National Chocolate Milkshake Day yesterday. Her recipe also calls for chocolate ice cream, candied ginger and ginger-infused whipped cream for the top. Kelis is a graduate of the elite cooking school Le Cordon Bleu, a former Cooking Channel host and a published cookbook author.

 

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CHARLIE DANIELS - ``THE DEVIL WENT DOWN TO GEORGIA''

 

Charlie Daniels used eight fiddles for the devil's part on ``The Devil Went Down To Georgia.'' Daniels tells Billboard magazine one of them was a unique eight-string fiddle strung like a mandolin. He says now it would be done electronically but he did it organically. Daniels says a lot of people tell him the devil's fiddle part is better than Johnny's, and his response is, ``No, it's not.'' He argues Johnny is playing a melody, while ``you can't hum the devil's part.'' He says the devil's fiddling is ``a bunch of noise.'' 

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GENE SIMMONS BRINGS ``THE VAULT'' EXPERIENCE

 

Gene Simmons will personally deliver a copy of his new boxed set to anyone who buys it. Where you are when you receive it depends on how much you're willing to pay.

``Gene Simmons: The Vault Experience'' is a 38-pound creation that includes 150 unreleased tracks, a leather-bound commemorative book, a Gene Simmons action figure, an ``In Gene We Trust'' medallion and a piece of memorabilia from Simmons' personal collection. For two thousand dollars, Simmons will give it to you at a meet-and-greet next year in a city near you. For 25 thousand dollars, he'll also do a Skype call and bring you and a friend into the studio to preview the tracks, plus you get an executive producer credit on ``The Vault.''

For 50 thousand dollars, he'll bring it to your house and spend two hours with you and up to 25 friends. Details are at www.GeneSimmonsVault.com . 

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BRUNO MARS - TV SPECIAL

 

Bruno Mars took to the streets of New York for his first T-V special. Mars and his band, The Hooligans, entertained New Yorkers on the street as part of his ``Bruno Mars: 24 K Magic Live at the Apollo'' special. He also taped a performance at New York's Apollo Theater and performed on its marquee. Mars is still filming portions of the special, which will air November 29th on C-B-S.

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MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2017

Tuesday, 12 September 2017 08:26
MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2017

MUSIC NEWS: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2017

 

HURRICANE BENEFIT

 

Tonight's hurricane relief telethon will feature George Strait as the closing act, live from his benefit concert in San Antonio. ``Hand In Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief'' will air live and commercial-free on the four major U-S networks and cable affiliates as well as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Others who will make appearances include Beyonce, Kelly Rowland, Gwen Stefani, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Drake, Barbra Streisand, J Balvin, Questlove, Blake Shelton, Joe Jonas, Sean ``Diddy'' Combs, Canada's Justin Bieber and organizer Bun B. It was originally supposed to benefit victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Organizers say they're keeping an eye on Hurricane Irma to see where help is needed there. 

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PUBLIC MEMORIAL - TROY GENTRY

 

The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville will host a public memorial Thursday for Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry. He was killed in a helicopter crash near Medford, New Jersey, on Friday at the age of 50. The Opry will stream the service online. A private interment will follow the service. Gentry's family requests any donations in his memory be made to the T-J Martell Foundation or the American Red Cross. 

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KID ROCK - CONCERT PROTESTS

 

Kid Rock believes he would not be the target of protesters if he was not toying with the idea of running for U-S Senate. Rock will open the new Little Caesars Arena in Detroit with six shows beginning tonight. The civil rights group National Action Network is planning to protest because Rock has displayed the Confederate flag in concert. They also are protesting because Rock criticized former N-F-L player Colin Kaepernick (KAP'-ur-nihk) for kneeling during the national anthem last year. Rock writes on Facebook, ``None of this would be going on if I were not thinking of running for office.'' Rock says he's also disappointed that the businesses and charities he has supported are not standing up for him, so he will focus his philanthropic efforts elsewhere. 

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A TRIBE CALLED QUEST - LAST PERFORMANCE

 

A Tribe Called Quest has called it quits with a final show in the United Kingdom over the weekend. New Music Express reports Q-Tip told the crowd at Bestival in Dorset, England on Saturday, ``We lost our boy Phife Dawg. This is gonna be our last show as A Tribe Called Quest, ever.'' Phife Dawg died last year.

Q-Tip said at the end of the main set, ``Thanks for all the support you've given us over the years. Phife Dawg!'' 

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AVRIL LAVIGNE - NICKELBACK

 

When it comes to that old line, ``I hope we still can be friends,'' it looks like Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger of Nickelback really mean it. Lavigne was a surprise guest for the song ``Rockstar'' at Nickelback's show in Los Angeles on Friday. Lavigne and Kroeger were married for two years before separating in 2015. Nickelback posted a photo of Lavigne on stage with them with the caption, ``You never know who will join us for `Rockstar' karaoke.'' Lavigne posted a video of the performance and says, ``It's good to be back on stage!'' She has not done much live performing because she's battling Lyme disease. 

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JOAN OSBORNE - BOB DYLAN'S SONGS

 

Joan Osborne admits her album of Bob Dylan covers is a rip-off of an idea that Ella Fitzgerald had years ago. Osborne says Fitzgerald put out a series of albums based on the Great American Songbook, and Osborne thought it would be interesting to do a modern take on that. She figured Dylan's work was a good place to start. Osborne says she wanted to show not just the political side of Dylan with songs like ``Masters of War,'' but the romantic side with songs like ``Buckets of Rain.'' She says one of the amazing aspects of Dylan is that he's still creating and people can still go see an all-time great artist in concert. Osborne's ``Songs of Bob Dylan'' album is out now. 

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Canadian gets jail time for biting girl at Green Day concert

 

 

 

 A Canadian man who bit a 14-year-old girl on her right breast during a Green Day concert in Portland, Oregon, last month has been sentenced to 30 days in jail. 

 

Joel Dauncey of Vancouver pleaded no contest Monday to misdemeanour harassment of a sexual or intimate body part. 

 

Court documents say the teen told police she was dancing next to her mother at the Aug. 2 concert when a stranger bit her. She rated the pain as ``3'' on a 1-10 scale. 

 

A woman working at the concert told police that Dauncey had been cut off from buying alcohol. The worker said she witnessed the bite. 

 

The 34-year-old man told investigators he does not remember the incident. 

 

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Dauncey made no statement at his sentencing. 

 

(The Associated Press)

 

FILM TIFF Eric Clapton

By Cassandra Szklarski

 

Eric Clapton says it's hard to watch himself as a pompous young man in the new documentary ``Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars.'' 

The guitar legend says he was forced to confront his arrogant youth in the film, which is making its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. 

Clapton tells a festival press conference that it's only now that he's older that he realizes he knows ``nothing at all.'' 

He says it's been a slow evolution that started when he stopped drinking and had children. 

The new film, directed by Lili Fini Zanuck, traces the life of the guitar virtuoso as he builds a career with the Yardbirds, Cream, Blind Faith, Derek and the Dominos, and then as a solo artist. 

It features interviews with B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix, George Harrison, Steve Winwood and Clapton's former wife, Pattie Boyd.

 

(The Canadian Press)