ACM Awards brings live performances back to TV amid pandemic
This combination photo shows country singers, from left, Luke Bryan, Kane Brown and Mickey Guyton who will perform at this year's ACM Awards in Nashville. (AP Photo)NASHVILLE, Tenn. – At the Academy of Country Music Awards on Wednesday, there won’t be fake fans, canned applause or pre-taped acceptance speeches. After a five-month delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, the awards show wants to bring the live television experience back again. The 55th annual ACM Awards, normally held in April in Las Vegas, were delayed this year and moved to Nashville, Tennessee, for the first time. “I don’t know if it’s gonna look like an NFL Draft night when we hand out the awards,” Urban said laughing.
Amid pandemic, Live Nation announces drive-in concert series
(AP Photo)NEW YORK Tour promoter Live Nation has announced its first-ever drive-in concerts series in the U.S. for July, months after the live music industry has been on lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. All venue staff are required to wear masks, and Live Nation requests that attendees wear masks upon arrival, where there will be contact-less ticket scanning through their windows. Masks are not required once fans are in their designated tailgate areas, and Live Nation is not requiring that fans wear gloves. Tom See, president of Live Nation Venues-US Concerts, said the company spent months working to find a safe, enjoyable way to put on live shows during the pandemic. A menu of hot food items and nonalcoholic will be available for purchase, Live Nation said.
Country Star Jon Pardi Dined at Mi Tierra, Jammed With Mariachis After San Antonio Concert
After his Wednesday night performance in San Antonio, Jon Pardi did as tourists do. "Other social media posts even show Pardi jamming with the musicians, singing as they played their instruments.OK, Jon Pardi, you're invited to la carne asada. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, San Antonio Current has been keeping San Antonio informed for years. Its never been more important to support local news sources. If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to San Antonio Current.sacurrent.com
San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo adds more entertainers to 2020 lineup
SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo has added four more names to play on the rotating stage. Dustin Lynch will perform Feb. 8, Jon Pardi will perform Feb. 9 and Banda Los Sebastianes will perform Feb. 16. RELATED: Registration for 2020 San Antonio Rodeo mutton bustin' now openIn the coming weeks, additional entertainers will be named for the rodeo that will run Feb. 6-23 at the AT&T Center and Freeman Coliseum grounds. The rodeo previously announced ZZ Top, Cody Johnson, Sammy Hagar & The Circle, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley and others as performers. Single tickets, season tickets and ticket packages are now on sale at sarodeo.com and Ticketmaster.com.
Country Singer Jon Pardi Engaged to Girlfriend Summer Duncan -- See Exclusive Pics!
Country singer Jon Pardi is engaged to his girlfriend Summer Duncan after two years of dating, ET has exclusively learned. The 34-year-old musician popped the question on stage at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, Wednesday evening, during the second night of his back-to-back shows as part of his headlining Heartache Medication Tour. Katie KaussKatie KaussFellow country singer Dierks Bentley celebrated the big news with a sweetly supportive Instagram post, in which he shared a snapshot of the special occasion. "Congrats to you and @summerfawn_duncan"It's been a big week for Pardi -- outside of his exciting engagement, the country crooner also dropped his new album, Heartache Medication, on Sept. 27. RELATED CONTENT:Country Singer Jon Pardi Opens Up About Third Album 'Heartache Medication' (Exclusive)Jon Pardi Debuts 'Cinematic' 'She Ain't In It' Music Video (Exclusive)Jon Pardi Hilariously Teases Top Secret Miranda Lambert Project (Certified Country)