American Express & PGA Tour are Bringing Music Icons to the Desert

From January 15-19, American Express and the Professional Golf Association (PGA) tour will be hosting a golf tournament at PGA West in La Quinta, CA.  During the day spectators, fans and golf enthusiests will be able to watch some of the best golfers in the world, compete for millions of dollars in prize money.  On Friday and Saturday Night, their ticket will also allow them to attend a festival-style concert, featuring Rock & Roll legendary singer and songwriter Stevie Nicks, (Friday night) and on Saturday night country music superstar Luke Bryan.

Tickets are only $35 for Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday and $50 for Friday and Saturday.  For more information and to buy tickets visit: www.TheAmexGolf.com

 

The following is from TheAmexGolf website:

La Quinta, CA – The American Express™ PGA TOUR golf event taking place January 15-19 in La Quinta, CA, announced today that rock and roll icon Stevie Nicks and country music star Luke Bryan will perform on Friday and Saturday evenings at PGA WEST following the golf tournament.

The event, which recently announced a new title sponsor in American Express®, will again provide fans with festival-style entertainment, bringing together amazing music, great local food and the world’s best golfers – all on one stage.

Kicking off the concert series on Friday night will be legendary rock and roll performer and songwriter, Stevie Nicks. Nicks’ work with Fleetwood Mac and her successful solo career resulted in her becoming the only female to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice – first in 1998 as a member of Fleetwood Mac and in 2019 as a solo artist. She has produced over forty top-50 hits and was named one of the 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time by Rolling Stone in 2012.

Taking the stage on Saturday night is country music superstar Luke Bryan who has won more than 40 major awards including two Academy of Country Music and two Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year Awards. He has served as host of the ACM Awards five times, became an NSAI Artist/Songwriter of the Year and was named a CMT Artist of the Year six times. He has more certified digital singles than any other country artist, with 54 million tracks and 12.5 million albums with seven Billion music streams and has had 23 #1 singles, 12 of which he co-wrote.

“We are very excited to bring in two amazing rock and roll and country music artists to perform for our fans this year,” said Jeff Sanders, Executive Director of The American Express and President of the Golf Event Division of Lagardère Sports, the global company that promotes and operates the event. “American Express and the PGA TOUR are two of the most respected global brands coming together in the desert to provide our fans, sponsors and American Express Card Members one of the best fan experiences in sports while supporting many local charities.”

The American Express will be played at the iconic PGA WEST Stadium, PGA WEST Nicklaus and La Quinta Country Club courses, January 16-19. Phil Mickelson, the 44-time PGA TOUR winner and World Golf Hall of Famer, will serve as tournament host, competing against 155 of the best golfers in the world including defending champion Adam Long.

Daily event tickets are on sale now for just $35 for Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday and $50 for Friday and Saturday. All tickets include admission to the PGA TOUR golf tournament and three on-course hospitality venues: the Albertsons Vons Pavilions Club 18, Casamigos Tequila Club 17 and Michelob Ultra Beers fore Birdies. Friday and Saturday tickets will also include admission to the concert after golf. There are no cover charges or upgraded tickets needed for admission to the on-course hospitality venues or to attend the concerts.

For more event information and to buy tickets please visit www.TheAmexGolf.com.

Ashley McBryde Announces 2020 Tour

CMA’S NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR ASHLEY McBRYDE ANNOUNCES ONE NIGHT STANDARDS TOUR 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — In 2017 The Washington Post noted Ashley McBryde’s “blue-collar storytelling and straightforward singing set her apart” and NPR’s World Cafe opined, “after a decade of being the best unknown performer in those dive bars, it’s all paying off.” Fast-forward to March 2018, The New York Times dubbed Girl Going Nowhere a “vivid and accomplished major-label debut,” later including it on the year’s ‘best of,’ and in April the Los Angeles Times raved McBryde “is making country music without a safety net.” Her album sparked appearances on CBS’ coveted Saturday morning stage (later garnering an Emmy nomination for the performance),The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Night with Seth Meyers and more. It was a whirlwind two years for the Arkansas native.

“After nearly a decade playing, driving to any gig I could, I don’t know how to describe it exactly, it just feltdifferent – like things were about to change,” reflects McBryde. “On the road, in writes around town … I didn’t know it could get any better than that. Well, I was wrong!”

In 2019 McBryde earned a GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Album and was named ACM New Female Artist of the Year, CMT’s Breakthrough Video of the Year winner and CMT Artists of the Year’s Breakout Artist of the Year, culminating with last week’s major win as the Country Music Association’s New Artist of the Year.

“I once had the pleasure of playing a tribute show for Mr. John Prine and the next day he shook my hand and he said, ‘you’re real good, you’re no Reba, but you’re real good.’” recalled McBryde as she accepted honor of CMA New Artist of the Year. “I cherish those little moments that are like that, that are truth and guidance from voices that we respect and admire. And I’m thankful for that and for this. And for the opportunity to step up. Thank you.”

Fans can see more of McBryde on her newly announced 2020 One Night Standards Tour.

McBryde’s 2020 One Night Standards Tour kicks off Thursday, January 30 at the Saturn in Birmingham, Alabama – and continues rocking until Thursday, April 23 at Floore’s Country Kitchen in Helotes, Texas. Tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 22 at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Ashley McBryde’s 2020 One Night Standards Tour announced dates are as follows:
January 30                   Saturn                                      Birmingham, AL
January 31                   The Lyric Oxford                    Oxford, MS
February 1                   Druid City Music Hall            Tuscaloosa, AL
February 28                 Georgia Theatre                      Athens, GA
February 29                 Variety Playhouse                   Atlanta, GA
March 7                       8 Seconds Saloon                    Indianapolis, IN
March 19                     Bourbon Theatre                     Lincoln, NE
March 21                     Majestic Theatre                     Madison, WI
March 28                     Soul Kitchen                           Mobile, AL
April 23                       Floore’s Country Kitchen       Helotes, TX

About Ashley McBryde
“One Night Standards,” produced by Jay Joyce, is the first taste of what’s to come from Ashley McBryde’s highly anticipated sophomore album for Warner Music Nashville. Since its release this fall the lead single has garnered over two million streams. Lauded by The New York Times as “an alluringly flexible singer, fluent in classic country, blues and Southern rock, with a voice that moves easily from tender to tough,” McBryde caught the attention of some of Nashville’s most raucous entertainers, landing her dates opening for Eric Church, Chris Stapleton, Luke Combs, Little Big Town and George Strait. Currently, she is on the road with Miranda Lambert’s all-female Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars Tour for select dates alongside Elle King and Maren Morris. Earlier this year, the Arkansas native earned an ACM award for New Female Artist of the Year in addition to CMT’s Breakout Artist of the Year, as well as GRAMMY and Emmy nominations for performances around Girl Going Nowhere, and most recently received her first-ever CMA award for New Artist of the Year. For tour dates and more information, visit AshleyMcBryde.com or follow her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AshleyMcBryde, Instagram @ashleymcbryde and Twitter at @AshleyMcBryde.

Photo Credit:Katie Kauss

City Girls/Country Music Tour is Another Step Forward for Woman Artists

City Girls/Country Music (CGCM) is a community of women who create country, americana, and folk music in cities around the world and on August 17, they will kick off their North American tour with a stop at Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles.  The tour will include stops in Boston and New York.

CGCM was founded by the talented singer, songwriter and pianest Cindy Jollotta.  Cindy experienced first hand the struggles of being a woman in the music industry and courageously decided to do something abou it.  After noticing festival after festival, where female artists were sparse or not present at all, she started CGCM to create a more opportunities specifically for women to play, but also more opportunities for country fans living in big cities to discover new stars and to see their favorite genre of music performed live – close to home.

The show on August 17 will feature artists Leigh Madison, Courtney Cowart, Drew & Ket and the Queen herself, Cindy Jollotta.  This show will give audiences the opportunity to enjoy great music in an intimate setting and a will support female artists in a cause that has been a longtime coming.  We anticipate that this event will be the first of many and the first of many steps towards empowering woman artists.

Tickets to the event can be found on the City Girls/Country Music site and more information about City Girls/Country Music can be found on all forms of social media under the name @CityGirlsCountryMusic

 

Below are bios of the artists that will perform at the Los Angeles Show:

Leigh Madison grew up in Oklahoma and has been in LA for her whole adult life. She has lived in her car, lived like a queen, and lived every way in between. Leigh has played in bands up and down Sunset Blvd. and starred opposite Neil Patrick Harris in the Broadway show RENT, as well as singing on national and international commercials.
Leigh is a single mother in LA “which isn’t easy, folks” and has a passion for Country Music which stands for everything she valued and cherishes in her life: family, love, faith, tradition, friendships, community, speaking truth, being genuine, having fun and staying grounded by & connected to her roots.
Courtney Cowart is a singer-songwriter and Tennessee native. She was the lead singer of two NYC-based bands before her recent move to LA. She can be seen highlighting in an all-girls bluegrass band, ‘The Snowy Mountain Sisters’, and the Country Western band, ‘The Island City Outlaws’. She is a regular at LIC Bar, and has performed at The Duplex and Red Room. Courtney’s most recent theatrical role was in the Off-Broadway musical ‘Boys Will Be Boys’ (NYMF), and has featured in several Cabarets, including Bucket List Theatre at LA’s Three Doors and Theatre 40. She also makes appearances with 2Scoops, Sherry Duvall-Covington and Guilty Pleasures by Too Legit to Quit Productions in NYC. Her music incorporates elements of pop, folk, country and blues, and she is currently working on her first studio album. Courtney is thrilled to be performing with the amazing women of City Girls/ Country Music!
Drew and Ket are a pop country duo based out of Los Angeles, CA.  Fresh melodies, raw harmonies, and honest storytelling draw and captivate their audience.  The two connected over a passion for writing songs meant to inspire listeners to push the boundaries of the impossible and set off pursuing their own individual dreams.  A love story all their own, the lyrics and melodies they create bleed the adventure and struggles they have shared together.  Drew and Ket are thrilled to support women in country and so thankful to City Girls Country Music for the opportunity to be a part of this movement.
Cindy Jollotta is a singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles. She has performed all around the United States (Stagecoach Festival, House of Blues, Las Vegas Country Saloon, etc.) with her former band.  Now stepping our on her own, Cindy has performed around Europe and the US and is about to embark on a tour from California to Alaska.

Her sound combines her love of honky-tonk with her roots in the alternative rock world. It’s Dark Country meets Folk Pop. Dixie Chicks meets Amy Lee. She aims to deliver raw emotion with a touch of whimsy in a style that combines dramatic arrangements and playful touches.