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ICYMI: CMA Country Christmas Line-Up Revealed!!!

It is the most wonderful time of the year! Where Christmas lights are going up, shopping is being done, and Christmas Specials are making their way back to our TV screens!

CMA revealed this years line-up for the CMA Country Christmas TV Special that will be filmed at the Grand Ole Opry House on Tuesday, November 14th. The show will air on ABC, Monday, November 27th at 8/7c.

Reba McEntire will be this year’s host and we can not be more excited about it! Below is the line-up of this CMA Country Christmas 2017. You will not want to miss it.  Continue reading ICYMI: CMA Country Christmas Line-Up Revealed!!!


Ashley McBryde Becomes Most Added Female/New Artist to Country Radio

Ashley McBryde’s debut single, “A Little Dive Bar In Dahlonega” is having quite the success on the radio.

Ashley McBryde has had a very successful year from touring to Eric Church, to making her Opry Debut, to having a Number 1 Radio Single on Sirus XM, and it looks like this is only the beginning for her. She was recently signed to Warner Bros./Warner Music Nashville, where she able to get the platform to release her single, “A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega”.

The New York Times stated that “What makes ‘A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega’ transcend is songwriting, songwriting, songwriting… It’s intelligently constructed and casually delivered, full of rich imagery… potent singalong moments… and words throbbing with outright lustrous feeling.” You can definitely feel all of the emotion when listening to Ashley McBryde’s music, and this is what helps set her apart from other artists in the Nashville music industry at the moment.

McBryde is scheduled to perform on Sirius XM Presents: The Highway Finds Tour in late October through early November with other upcoming country artists including High Valley.

Interested in learning more about Ashley McBryde and where you can see her? We have listed her Social Media Links here: TwitterFacebookInstagramSpotify

You can also find her upcoming tour dates on her website: Ashley McBryde


We Are Sold On This Duet With Keith Urban and Chris Janson at the Grand Ole Opry

On October 10, The Grand Ole Opry was the place to be in Nashville. If you were lucky enough to get a ticket that night, your line-up of artists included Brooks & Dunn, Keith Urban, and Chris Janson!!

What the audience didn’t expect though was an impromptu duet with Keith Urban and Chris Janson, and we are SOLD on this performance!

Watch Keith and Chris sing “Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)” by John Michael Montgomery:


Chris Young: The Newest and Youngest Opry Member

Chris Young is going to become the next (and youngest) member of the Grand Ole Opry!!!

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On August 29, Chris Young was asked by Vince Gill in the coolest way possible. Chris and Vince were already there to celebrate their #1 single, “Sober Saturday Night”, and both were on the lineup to perform that night as well. Vince wanted to talk to Chris though, on stage, about why he still hasn’t gotten paid for being on “Sober Saturday Night” with him. The only way it could be settled is, if Chris accepted the invitation to become the NEXT Member of the Grand Ole Opry.

And well, you can see how it all went down in the video below from the Grand Ole Opry’s Youtube page.

Congratulations Chris Young! We can’t wait to see you inducted into the Opry Family on October 17!

THE Grand Ole Opry Eclipse Show: What You Need To Know

If you will be in the Nashville area on August 20th and 21st, you have to stop by the Grand Ole Opry for a once in a lifetime experience. As you know, the Total Solar Eclipse will be occurring on August 21st from 11am-2pm CST. What better place to be when this happens than at the historic Grand Ole Opry!

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So, you’re asking us, what is there to do at the the Opry during this time? Our answer is TONS of amazing and fun activities.

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Don’t miss two Sunday Night Opry shows featuring Little Big Town, Darius Rucker, Wynonna Judd, Charles Esten, and more. Show times will be at 7pm and 9:30pm! There will also be a free plaza party on Sunday, August 20th starting at 5pm.

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On Monday, August 21st, you can view and celebrate the Eclipse with another Plaza Party starting at 11am. The Plaza Party on this day will include free music from Ashley McBryde and Levon on the Plaza Stage. You will also receive commemorative gifts, eclipse glasses, and food and drink, which includes BBQ and specialty cocktails.

If you are in Nashville this August 20th and 21st, you DON’T want to miss this amazing opportunity!


Home Free: Country’s Vocal Group

We had the pleasure of being introduced to this talented country vocal group, Home Free, when they made their most recent Opry appearance in late June of this year. They honestly blew us away with their talent.

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For those who don’t know, this is a group made up of five guys from Minnesota; members include Austin Brown, Rob Lundquist, Adam Rupp, Tim Foust, and Adam Chance. They are also the Season Four Winners of the TV Show, The Sing off. They are known for their amazing covers of legendary cover songs that includes such hits as “Elvira” originally sung by the Oak Ridge Boys, and “Ring of Fire” originally sung by Johnny Cash.

Below are some of their most watched covers on Youtube and we also found their awesome collaboration they did with the Oak Ridge Boys.

Home Free: Ring of Fire featuring Avi Kaplan of Pentatonix (Johnny Cash Cover) 

Home Free: Wagon Wheel (Song of The South) from Old Crowe Medicine Show and Alabama 

Home Free: Elvira featuring the Oak Ridge Boys

If you want to hear more from Home Free or want to see them live, you can visit them on their Youtube channel, Home Free or find where they will be playing in a city near you on their website listed here:  http://homefreemusic.com/tour/.

Is there a new artist or group that you want us to talk about? Feel free to leave you suggestions in the comment section below! We love hearing from our readers! 


Nashville Total Solar Eclipse Watch Party Locations

Are you going to be in Nashville on August 21st? Well you have planned your trip at a good time, because the Total Solar Eclipse is going to be right over Nashville. Music City will go dark for 2 minutes as the moon completely blocks the sun. With that being said, there are ton of events that day that you can go to to experience the Nashville Solar Eclipse to the fullest.

There are a bunch of free events that are going to occur on August 21st, but there are also some places that you are going to have to purchase a ticket to to be able to experience this Nashville Solar Eclipse. We will list both the free activities and ticketed events in this post, so you have a good variety of places to try out while in Nashville.

Below are the events that you have to BUY tickets for and what these ticketed events include:

  • AJ’s Good Time Bar and Grill: 
    • Tickets: $125
    • Doors Open at Noon
    • Ticket Price Includes:
      • Eclipse Viewing Glasses
      • T-shirts
      • BBQ Lunch
      • Commemorative Poster
      • Two Drink Tickets
  • The City Winery
    • Tickets: $15
    • Doors Open at Noon
    • Ticket Price Includes:
      • Complimentary Champagne
      • Eclipse Viewing Glasses
      • Skyline Views
  • The General Jackson Showboat
    • Tickets: $65 for adults, $41 for children
    • Boarding Time: 11:15am
    • Return Time: 2:30pm
    • On the Cumberland River
    • Ticket Price Includes:
      • Meal
      • Show
      • Cruise on the Cumberland River
  • The George Jones Museum
    • Tickets: $200
    • Doors Open at 11am
    • Ticket Price Includes:
      • Exclusive Rooftop Access
      • Rooftop Lunch Buffet
      • Live Music
      • Limited Edition Nashville “No Show” Tee
      • Free Access to Museum All Day
      • Eclipse Viewing Glasses
  • The Union Station Hotel
    • Two Nights Minimum Starting at $478.21 per night
    • You can only view the eclipse from here if you are staying at the hotel

 Below are the events that are FREE:

  • Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park 
    • Italian Lights Festival also going on at this time
  • FGL House
    • Doors Open at 11am
    • Kid-Friendly
    • Watch from The Cruise Rooftoop
      • Biggest Rooftop in Nashville
  • Grand Ole Opry
    • Event Starts at 11am
    • Plaza Party in front of Grand Ole Opry House
    • Live Music
    • Commemorative Gifts
    • Eclipse Viewing Glasses
    • Food and Drinks Available
    • BBQ and Specialty Cocktails
  • Tin Roof (Broadway and Demonbreun Street Locations)
    • 80s band from 11am-3pm
    • Free Eclipse Glasses WITH Purchase of Lunch
    • $3 Blue Moon Special
    • Free Eclipse Themed Donuts with Lunch
    • VIP Viewing Decks

For more information about events happening in Music City, visit https://www.visitmusiccity.com/ .

If there is an event that you would like us to cover, please email us at OnTheVergeNashville@gmail.com, Tweet us at OnTheVergeNash or Comment below!