Artist Updates (5/14/14)

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• May 14, 2014
Holly Williams. Photo: Chris ?

Holly Williams. Photo: Chris Coleman

Singer-songwriter Holly Williams and her husband, Chris Coleman, are thrilled to announce they’re expecting their first child this fall.

“We are so ecstatic to have this little miracle coming!!!” Williams says. “The baby will become quite the road dog experiencing all the amazing places we get to go as musicians on the road. This will be the first grandbaby for the family, Mom and Dad are unbelievably excited and ready to spoil the little one!”

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for the love of nashville11111CMT will host the cable premiere of For The Love of Music: The Story of Nashville on Wednesday, May 21 at 10 p.m. E.T., featuring previously unreleased interview footage of Keith Urban. The one-hour documentary delves into the story of Nashville as told by the musicians, songwriters, producers and artists who work in the city.

The full list of artists featured in For The Love of Music: The Story of Nashville includes: Jessi Alexander, Bill Anderson, The Black Keys, Eric Church, The Civil Wars, Billy Cox, Steve Cropper, Trent Dabbs, Charlie Daniels, Gabe Dixon, Duane Eddy, Fisk Jubilee Singers, Ben Folds, Peter Frampton, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Damien Horne, Brett James, JEFF the Brotherhood, Kris Kristofferson, Kings of Leon, Manuel, John McBride, Martina McBride, Tim Nichols, Jon Randall, Rivers Rutherford, Tommy Sims, Michael W. Smith, Amy Stroup, Keith Urban and Marty Stuart.

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Yearwood

Trisha Yearwood

Trisha Yearwood offered the commencement address at Young Harris College in Georgia on Saturday (May 10). Young Harris College was Yearwood’s first alma mater; she earned her associate’s degree in business administration in 1984, and later finished her bachelor’s degree at Nashville’s Belmont University in 1987.

After her speech, Yearwood was awarded an honorary doctorate of music degree from the college.

“Claim your happiness. Don’t wait for someone else to do it for you,” the singer told students. “Be happy and you will attract happy.”

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klove1111The K-LOVE Fan Awards has announced that current Dancing With the Stars® contestant Candace Cameron Bure, as well as American Music Award Winner, ASCAP’s reigning Christian Music Songwriter of the Year and GRAMMY®-nominee Matthew West will host the K-LOVE Fan Awards on Sunday, June 1 at the Grand Ole Opry House.

Key performers on the show will include Chris Tomlin, Hillsong UNITED, Steven Curtis Chapman, MercyMe, Francesca Battistelli and more.

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The Wild Feathers

The Wild Feathers

The Wild Feathers will appear on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers Wednesday evening (May 14) at 12:35 p.m. ET/11:35 p.m. CT on NBC.

The Nashville based rock quintet will perform “Left My Woman,” from their self-titled debut album.

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Singer-songwriter James House made his Opry debut on May 3. House, who has written such hits as “A Broken Wing,” “Ain’t That Lonely Yet” and “In a Week or Two,” released a new CD on April 29, and stepped onto the hallowed Opry stage four days later.

House’s newest CD release, Broken Glass Twisted Steel, features his own versions of the aforementioned songs as well as new material. He begins a sold out 16-city tour of the UK in July.

Pictured (L-R): Steve Buchanan, President Opry Entertainment Group; House and Pete Fisher, VP and general manager Grand Ole Opry.

Pictured (L-R): Steve Buchanan, President Opry Entertainment Group; House and Pete Fisher, VP and general manager Grand Ole Opry.

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