WKZU Updates Archives for 2013-04

George Jones Special Weekend

George Jones Special Weekend

We were all saddened at the passing of one of Country Music's greatest legendary singers, George Jones on April 26, 2013.  In honor of him and his music KUDZU 104.9 will have a Special George Jones weekend this weekend (5/4/2013-5/5/2013).  We'll be playing at least one George Jones song each hour.  In addition we will have some of the artist in the Country Music field talking about his music and life.  Join us for this great tribute to a Great Country Music artist, George Jones. (September 12, 1931 to April 26, 2013)

Private Event Expansion Spaces Coming Soon!

Private Event Expansion Spaces Coming Soon!

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will more than double in size, expanding the Museum galleries and archive areas, to accommodate our growing collection of over 2 million artifacts. The expanded building will feature a beautiful 10,000-square foot Event Hall, with soaring 40-foot glass walls, offering a definitive, sweeping view of the downtown Nashville skyline. The outdoor Carlton Terrace will accent the hall, allowing the visitor to feel a part of Music City itself. The new 800-seat, state-of-the-art CMA Theater will provide the most intimate and unique listening experience in town. Your private event deserves the most unique space in Nashville – today and tomorrow! Learn More Social Media Copy: Coming soon – book your event in @countrymusichof’s new spaces: Event Hall, Carlton Terrace, CMA Theater, and more! http://bit.ly/13PecR0



New Music News Headlines


Country Music Headlines Available


New to the Kudzu 104.9 website.. Country Music News headlines.  Click on the links for the full story.  Check them out each day for the latest Country Music News.


Dobro Master Josh Graves

Special Program: The Life and Music of Dobro Master Josh Graves: Fred Bartenstein with Tim Graves

Saturday, April 20 • 1:30 p.m.
Universally acknowledged as the father of the bluegrass Dobro, Josh Graves (1927-2006) was not only a pivotal member of Flatt & Scruggs band, the Foggy Mountain Boys, but also created musical patterns followed by subsequent generations of players. Fred Bartenstein, editor of the recently published book Bluegrass Bluesman: A Memoir by Josh Graves, and Tim Graves, master resophonic guitarist and nephew of Josh Graves, will present a program on Josh Graves's life, music, and significance. Learn More Social Media Copy: Join @countrymusichof, Fred Bartenstein, & Tim Graves on Sat. April 20 at 1:30 for a program on the father of the bluegrass Dobro, Josh Graves. http://bit.ly/YtemWB


Inductees Announced

Hall of Fame Inductees2013 Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
The Country Music Association announced that Bobby Bare, "Cowboy" Jack Clement, and Kenny Rogers will become the newest members of the revered Country Music Hall of Fame.
Rogers will be inducted in the "Modern Era Artist" category, while Bare will be inducted in the "Veterans Era Artist" category. Clement will be inducted in the "Non-Performer" category, which is awarded every third year in a rotation with the "Recording and/or Touring Musician Active Prior to 1980," and "Songwriter" categories. Bare, Clement, and Rogers will increase membership in the coveted Country Music Hall of Fame from 118 to 121 members.



All for the Hall Benefit

All For The Hall Benefit concert April 16, 2013

We’re All For The Hall Benefit Concert
April 16, 2013 • Bridgestone Arena • Nashville, TN
2005 CMA Entertainer of the Year and four-time Grammy Award winner Keith Urban and Country Music Hall of Fame member Vince Gill will return to Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday, April 16, for a concert to benefit the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. This year’s theme “Rebels and Renegades, the Outlaws are IN” will feature performances from an all-star line-up including Urban, Gill, Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Rosanne Cash, Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert, Kid Rock, Kris Kristofferson, Loretta Lynn, Tim McGraw, Montgomery Gentry, Willie Nelson, Billy Joe Shaver and Hank Williams, Jr. Learn More Social media copy: Help support@countrymusichof by attending the We're All for the Hall concdert on April 16.  tickets on sale http://bit.ly/XrVZ3B.

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