Alabama With Martina McBride

Alabama With Martina McBride

The third time is the charm . . . hopefully.

Alabama is rolling on with two newly announced stops in Nashville in 2021 as part of their delayed 50th Anniversary Tour. The trio is set to perform at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on July 2 and July 3 with special guest Martina McBride.

After postponing more than 25 shows on their 50th Anniversary Tour in 2019 as frontman Randy Owen dealt with vertigo and migraines, Alabama planned to resume their tour in 2020, however, the COVID-19 pandemic put a kibosh on their plans. Alabama’s show at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena was originally scheduled for Nov. 20, 2019. It was rescheduled for July 17, 2020, with an additional date set for July 18, 2020. Country Music Hall of Fame member Charlie Daniels, who died on July 6, was slated to join Alabama at both Nashville shows.

Now, Martina McBride will join Alabama for their two-night Nashville stint. Additional tour dates will be announced in the coming months. Tickets are on sale now.

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Miranda Lambert is Settling Down and Setting Up Shop

Miranda Lambert is Settling Down and Setting Up Shop

If you’ve been to lower Broadway in Nashville over the last several years, you know country music artist owned honkytonks having been sprouting up all along Music City’s famous strip.

Jason Aldean, John Rich, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Alan Jackson all already have venues…but now there’s another name being thrown in the mix, and it’s a first!

Miranda Lambert will be the first female country artist to have a downtown venue. Miranda’s place will be located at 308 Broadway, and looks to be named “Miranda Lambert’s Casa Rosa.”

Miranda was perhaps encouraged to move into this new venture by a 2018 Nashville Business Journal poll. When music industry pros were asked, “Which female country star should open a downtown bar?” — Miranda garnered the most votes.

Miranda is partnering with TC Restaurant Group on the new place, and it looks like even more details will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Photo Credit: Ellen Von Unwerth