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Oct
21
Sun
Hollywood Casino 400 @ Kansas Speedway
Oct 21 @ 1:30 pm – 5:45 pm

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Oct
28
Sun
First Data 500 @ Martinsville Speedway
Oct 28 @ 1:30 pm – 6:15 pm

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Nov
11
Sun
Can-Am 500 @ ISM Raceway
Nov 11 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

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Nov
16
Fri
Gene Watson @ Country Tonite Theatre
Nov 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Gene Watson

Friday, November 16, 2018 at 8:00 PM

$35.00 + tax

This masterful country stylist from Houston, Texas has been thrilling audiences for more than 50 years. Gene Watson’s tally of 75 charted titles, 23 top-10 hits and 6 number-one records has led to membership in the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. Radio listeners are still transfixed whenever classics like “Farewell Party”, “Fourteen Carat Mind”, or “Love in the Hot Afternoon” are played. The depth of emotion in his singing, his brilliant phrasing, his jaw-dropping range and the power in the lyrics he chooses are all factors in the awe he inspires in both fans and his musical peers.
Considered one of the finest pure-country singers of his generation Watson offers up one of the best traditional country shows in the business. His stunning voice captivates audiences and keeps his fans coming back again and again.

Gene Waton’s Official Website
Nov
18
Sun
Ford EcoBoost 400 @ Homestead-Miami Speedway
Nov 18 @ 1:30 pm – 6:15 pm

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Nov
29
Thu
Chris Young 2018 Losing Sleep World Tour @ Thompson-Boling Arena
Nov 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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After playing more than 30 sold-out arena and amphitheater dates, being named an ACM Male Vocalist nominee and scoring his 10th No. 1 single, Chris Young has added 15 more shows to his “Chris Young Losing Sleep 2018 World Tour,” with a stop in Knoxville, TN on November 29 at Thompson-Boling Arena. Special guests Dan + Shay, Morgan Evans and Dee Jay Silver will join the multi-platinum entertainer, hailed “a true country singer” (Lincoln Journal Star) who has “handily made the leap to headliner status” (Green Bay Press Gazette) and puts on a “riveting performance” (La Crosse Tribune), on the added dates.

These shows will kick off October 25 in Evansville, IN with stops in Milwaukee, Detroit, Baltimore, Long Island and more before wrapping in Manchester, NH on December 8. At its close in December, the “Chris Young Losing Sleep 2018 World Tour” will have played 55 arena shows from coast to coast.

Tickets and VIP packages for the Knoxville, TN date of November 29 “Chris Young Losing Sleep 2018 World Tour,” promoted by AEG Presents and Concerts West, go on sale Thursday, June 28 at 10am (local time). American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets in select markets before the general public beginning Tuesday, June 26 at 10am local time through Wednesday, June 27 at 10pm local time. A limited number of exclusive VIP Packages will also be available for sale starting June 21 at 10am local time. These exclusive offers can include premium tickets, access to a pre-show VIP Hang (includes an exclusive performance and special Q&A session), limited-edition lithographs, autographed memorabilia and much more.

Find a complete listing of tour dates and purchase tickets and VIP packages at ChrisYoungCountry.com.

ABOUT CHRIS YOUNG: Recently inducted as a member of the iconic Grand Ole Opry, Chris Young achieved another milestone in 2017 with the release of Losing Sleep, his second consecutive studio album to debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart. At the age of 33 the RCA Records artist has seven albums, ten No. 1 singles and seventeen R.I.A.A. certified projects including the 2x Platinum single “I’m Comin’ Over” – the namesake for his Gold certified album which earned multiple ACM, BBMA, CMA, CMT, Grammy and RDMA nominations and scored three consecutive chart-topping singles. A prolific creator, Losing Sleep is Chris’s third project in less than two years and the title track is his eighth No. 1 as a songwriter.

Named “one of his era’s finest traditionalists” by the Associated Press, Chris has quickly become an international ambassador for country music, performing to capacity crowds around the world including the sold-out C2C Festival in the UK. With a hit-packed set that highlights his ten chart-toppers — including back-to-back No. 1s “Losing Sleep,” “Sober Saturday Night,” “Think Of You,” and “I’m Comin’ Over” — and seventeen Gold/Platinum/Multi-Platinum certified projects, the Grammy and ACM nominated vocalist is headlining the Chris Young Losing Sleep 2018 World Tour, with more than 55 arena and amphitheater dates on the books including his first hometown headlining show at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena this fall.

ABOUT DAN + SHAY: Warner Bros. / Warner Music Nashville duo Dan + Shay (Dan Smyers + Shay Mooney) are gearing up for the June 22 release of their self-titled third studio album. The LP’s first single “Tequila,” written by Smyers, Jordan Reynolds and Nicolle Galyon, skyrocketed to No. 1 for multiple days on the US iTunes Country Songs chart upon release and followed suit in territories worldwide. Currently nearing the top spot at country radio as the most-streamed song on the chart, the track has accumulated a staggering 121+ million on-demand streams and 22.5 million YouTube views of the official video. They’ve performed the song on Ellen, the 53rd ACM Awards and most recently the 2018 CMT Music Awards, where they took home the Duo Video of the Year award. Dan + Shay made SoundScan recorded history as the first new country duo to debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart with their Gold-certified first album, Where It All Began, featuring the No. 1 single “Nothin’ Like You” and the Platinum-certified “19 You + Me” The breakout duo followed up with 2016’s Obsessed, which produced two more No. 1 hits with the Gold-certified “How Not To” and the Platinum-certified “From The Ground Up.” They have made national television appearances on shows including Good Morning America, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, LIVE with Kelly and TODAY and have shared the stage with some of country music’s biggest superstars, spanning Thomas Rhett, Sam Hunt and Keith Urban. They are now on the road with Rascal Flatts for their “Back To Us” Tour all summer long.

ABOUT MORGAN EVANS: Praised by Rolling Stone as “a savvy performer with strong songwriting chops,” Australian-born rising Country artist Morgan Evans is making waves with “Kiss Somebody” – his debut U.S. single with Warner Music Nashville. Already a Top 10 hit at Country radio, the track has surpassed 34 million on-demand streams while skyrocketing into Spotify’s Global Viral 50 chart. Forging a path as one of the genre’s up-and-coming stars, he has been named one to watch by CMT, SiriusXM, Pandora, Rolling Stone, Bobby Bones, The Tennessean and more. A bona fide Country force in Australia, he has garnered countless awards and honors, most recently claiming Country Work of the Year for “Kiss Somebody” at the 2018 APRA Music Awards. After sharing the bill with global superstar Taylor Swift, Country hit-maker Cole Swindell and more A-list acts, Evans is featured as a special guest on Chris Young’s LOSING SLEEP WORLD TOUR. Headlining select dates this summer, Evans will embark on the 10 IN 10 TOUR with his first of 10-straight shows kicking off June 21. His highly anticipated debut album is currently in production, with additional details to be revealed soon.

ABOUT DEE JAY SILVER: Dee Jay Silver has been one of the most sought after open-format DJs for the past 15+ years, performing at premier venues in virtually every major market in the U.S., Mexico and Canada. Known for his unique ability to blend all types of music from hip hop and rock to house and country into one set for crowds of all sizes, SILVER has been traveling the world playing every kind of event and venue from the largest nightclubs, high-profile celebrity parties and exclusive private events to massive sporting events, award shows, major music festivals and arena tours and all that’s in between. The Texas native—now based in Nashville, TN—has spun at events for the Super Bowl, MLB All-Star Game, NCAA Football Games, NASCAR Races, Dallas Cowboys, Tennessee Titans, National Finals Rodeo, Academy of Country Music Awards (ACMs) and American Country Awards (ACAs) as well as the CMA Music Festival, iHeartMusic Festival, Rock The South, Faster Horses, FarmBorough, LakeShake, Watershed, Carolina Country Music Festival and Route 91 Harvest festivals. In July 2016, DEE JAY SILVER released his first original single “Just Got Paid” featuring vocals from indie singer-songwriter Austin Webb via RCA Nashville/Sony Music, where he was the first and only DJ signed to a major Nashville record deal, and in March 2017, he put out the electronic dance music single “Made To Do” featuring vocals from Golden, marking his first independent release. The DJ/remixer/producer—who has created official remixes for such notable artists as Chris Young, Jake Owen, Carrie Underwood and Alabama—has been touring with Jason Aldean for the last 9 years as the country superstar’s resident DJ, with previous outings alongside Brad Paisley, Luke Bryan, Rascal Flatts, Eric Church, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell and many more. Additionally, SILVER hosts a nationally syndicated weekly radio show called “The Country Club with Dee Jay Silver” airing every Friday and Saturday nights in over 60 markets via the Compass Media Networks. In addition, the non-stop DJ known for his high energy performances—and 2018 Budweiser Partner—also holds residencies in Las Vegas at Rehab Pool at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (his fourth consecutive year at the famed pool party) and at Hyde at the Bellagio, along with a residency at the new Jason Aldean’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar in Nashville. His new single “Shine,” featuring vocals from Joey Hyde, will be released Friday, July 6 across all digital platforms.

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  1. Please support this great cause by telling your listeners about this event.
    Thanks,
    Judee Shuler
    Publicity Chair, Smoky Mountains Bulldog Club

    EVENT: Wine to the Rescue to Benefit Smoky Mountains Bulldog Rescue

    Enjoy great food and wine while helping a good cause! The Smoky Mountains Bulldog Rescue is hosting Wine to the Rescue on Saturday, Feb. 10 from 6-9pm at The Crowne Plaza Hotel, 410 W. Summit Hill Dr., S.W., in Knoxville. This event to benefit bulldog rescue in East Tennessee will feature 5 wine and food pairings – from appetizer to dessert – as well as silent auctions. To purchase tickets, visit smbcarn.org. Cost is $85.00 per person. You must be over age 21 to attend. For more information, contact Ken Dudley, email: kendeeedudley@gmail.com, phone: 908-319-3428. Follow us on Facebook for more details as they become available: https://www.facebook.com/SmokyMountainsBulldogRescue/

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