George Strait Breaks Attendance Record; Chris Young Undergoes Surgery; New Music Videos

Ken Morton, Jr. | June 9th, 2014

  • In what was promoted as his final live concert, George Strait set a record for the largest crowd for an indoor concert in North American history at AT&T Stadium in Dallas on Saturday night. More than 104,000 people were in attendance.
  • Check out the video of Lee Ann Womack performing “I Hope You Dance” at the memorial service for Maya Angelou.
  • Lee Brice will release I Don’t Dance on Curb Records September 9. (via press release)
  • Emily West uploaded a new video of her performing “I Will Always Love You” in her home studio without any musical accompaniment. That girl’s got pipes.
  • John Berrys latest installment in his Tour Bus Covers series features his version of James Taylor’s “Sweet Baby James.”
  • Grateful Dead legend Bob Weir joined the Avett Brothers on stage at Mountain Jam; they covered George Jones’ “The Race is On.”
  • Meet Misty Rae Carson.
  • Chris Young evidently did his best Swedish Chef impression in his kitchen the other night when he damaged tendons in his hand; the injury required surgery. Young had to cancel his CMA Fest appearances.
  • Gary Allan is also on the sidelines, having to cancel his fan club party due to a viral infection.
  • Randy Travis made a rare public appearance when he attended a Dolly Parton performance.
  • Willie Nelson will appear on QVC Thursday night. (via press release)
  • New music videos and in-studio performances from the past week or so:

Jason Isbell “Super 8”

Billy Ray Cyrus“Like a Country Song”

Brandon Chase“One”

Matthew Mayfield“Desire”

Joe Henry“Sign”

Martina McBride“Little Bit of Rain”

The Tillers“The Road Neverending”

Del McCoury Band“Limehouse Blues”

Circa Blue“Ain’t Got No Money”

Drew Kennedy “Rose of Jericho”

Logan Brill “La Vie En Rose”

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