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Austin City Limits: 1st & Goal Gala w/ Chris Carmack and Jonathan Jackson

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Darrell K Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer’s Disease presents4th & Goal Gala featuring Nashville in concert

Stars from the hit television show Nashville - Charles “Chip” Esten, Jonathan Jackson and Chris Carmack - have sold-out shows all over the U.S. and U.K. and are currently on their farewell tour.  Esten, Jackson and Carmack will perform music from the series as well as the artists’ original material.  Nashville airs in 225 territories worldwide, has been nominated for several music awards.  Since its debut, the show has inspired 22 soundtracks, which have collectively sold more than one million album units and over 5 million single-track downloads to date.

The DKR Fund is a research fund granted solely to Texas-based institutions in efforts to research and learn more about the cause and effects of Alzheimer’s disease.  The Fund was created to celebrate the legacy of the late, great University of Texas Football Coach Darrell K Royal.  The coveted celebration brings admirers of Coach Royal and friends of the University of Texas institutions together in Austin to raise research dollars for medical research.

The 4th & Goal Gala will benefit UT Austin and UTSW O’Donnell Brain Institute neurological research in the areas of traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer's disease, related disorders, and the Edith T. Royal Caregiver Endowment for Family Support and Education. In past years, the Gala has raised over $1M annually for Alzheimer’s research.

Doors: 8:30 PM · Show: 9:00 PM

The Birchmere

Alexandria, VA

The Birchmere

Alexandria, VA

Nashville‘s Charles Esten Is Staying in Music City: Songwriting and Touring Are Among Esten’s Post-Show Plans

It’s hard to imagine any other actor playing the part of Nashville‘s Deacon Claybourne. The role was made for Charles Esten. 

And it has forever changed his life and the lives of his immediate family. After six years of filming the drama in the Tennessee capital, Esten has decided to make the city of Nashville his forever home.

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‘Nashville’ made the Bluebird Cafe famous. But few people know the venue’s real story.

On the drama “Nashville,” the Bluebird Cafe is a sacred space where singer-songwriters belt out stunning songs that make the audience cry, and soulmate Rayna (Connie Britton) and Deacon (Charles Esten)  met for the first time. Over the years, fans of the show who have flocked to Nashville have been eager to check out the real-life place and maybe grab a beer and a bite to eat.

Many are shocked to learn that, unfortunately, that’s not how it works. “Nashville,” first on ABC and now CMT, has made the 90-seat venue so incredibly popular over the last five years that it’s impossible to get in unless you have a reservation (snapped up seconds after they’re available online) or wait in line outside for hours.

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Music’s Biggest Stars Go ‘All in for The Gambler’ at Kenny Rogers Farewell Celebration

The biggest names across all genres of music took the stage Wednesday night (Oct. 25) at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena to celebrate Kenny Rogers at All in for the Gambler: Kenny Rogers Farewell Concert Celebration. The Oak Ridge Boys, Don Henley, Idina Menzel, Lionel Richie, Billy Currington, Elle King, Little Big Town, Justin Moore, The Flaming Lips, Alison Krauss, Christ Stapleton, and Dolly Parton were among those on hand to honor Rogers. Before Rogers and Parton ended the evening with a mic drop, a steady stream of artists hit the stage to share memories and songs from the iconic artist’s six decades long career.

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VIDEO: Nashvillians take steps to end cancer with "Light the Night" walk

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Nashville: CMT Releases Season Six “First Look” Trailer

Despite being cancelled by ABC after four seasons, and star Connie Britton's exit in season five, the fat lady hasn’t sung for the Nashville TV show, yet. Below, check out the new “first look” trailer for season six. The sixth season of Nashville premieres on CMT on Thursdays, in January of 2018.

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