Reba, Kelsea Ballerini, LBT, Brothers Osborne & More to Take the Stage for Virtual SOSFest

Reba, Kelsea Ballerini, LBT, Brothers Osborne & More to Take the Stage for Virtual SOSFest

Reba McEntire, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town and Brothers Osborne are among the 35 artists taking part in the virtual Save Our Stages Festival on Oct. 16–18.

The three-day virtual festival, in partnership with National Independent Venue Association (NIVA), will feature performances from 35 artists recorded live from more than 25 independent concert venues across country, including Ryman Auditorium, Exit/In, the Troubadour, Apollo Theater and more. Additional artists slated to play include Miley Cyrus, Foo Fighters, the Lumineers, Dave Matthews and more.

The festival will air via NIVA’s YouTube channel. Fans can donate directly to the NIVA’s Emergency Relief Fund, which benefits independent venues that have suffered as a result of the ongoing pandemic. 

Check out the full schedule.

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

Photo Credit: Jeff Johnson