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Music City Roundup 1/29 – 2/4

Eye on the Opry- This week on the historic country music show, Keith Urban makes his return to the stage! After having vocal cord surgery about 2 months ago, Urban spent several weeks in complete silence, but is coming back with a bang, sharing the stage with Charley Pride, Edens Edge, Jim Ed Brown, and more on Friday the 3rd.

In the House- This week at the Ryman, one of country’s hottest stars will share the stage with one of Nashville’s brightest rising stars. Dierks Bentley will bring his newest album “Home” to life at this special release show on Thursday, February 2. Nashville native and favorite Will Hoge will open the show before hitting the road for his own tour throughout the Southeast.

Writers from the Row- This week in Nashville, you can catch some of Nashville’s busiest songwriters at the Bluebird Cafe, the spot famous for giving many of today’s biggest songwriters their start in Nashville. On Tuesday the 31st, catch Bob DiPiero, Victoria Shaw, Gary Burr, and Jim Photoglo in a special benefit show for the Alive Hospice Program. These 4 writers have written countless hits between them for artists as diverse as Martina McBride, John Michael Montgomery, Garth Brooks, Lynrd Skynrd, and the Everly Brothers, and are sure to put on a special show in this intimate setting.

Good to Give- This year, the Bellevue YMCA in West Nashville has called upon Keith Anderson to help kick off their annual YMCA Giving Campaign. On Monday the 31st, Anderson will be joined by Lee Roy Parnell and other surprise guests to help get the giving campaign off to a great start at Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theater, home of Nashville’s first professional theater.

Back to our Roots- In its newest live radio program, WSM, the station that brought the Grand Ole Opry to life, pays tribute to the roots of country music by showcasing artists who give new life to the most traditional forms of country music. This week, Music City Roots features alternative country star Darrell Scott,bluegrass artists The Lonesome River Band, Chris Jones and the Night drivers, Darin and Brooke Aldridge, and Bluegrass super group The Special Consensus. This group was founded by Greg Cahill in Chicago in 1975, and has been kept alive with an ever-changing roster of bluegrass superstars for the last 37 years!

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