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ABC/Paula LoboLittle Big Town join forces with Trombone Shorty for a lively rendition of Hank Williams‘ classic “Jambalaya (On the Bayou).”
The two acts originally debuted the song during the United We Sing event hosted by Harry Connick, Jr. on CBS in June to honor front-line workers of the COVID-19 pandemic. They’re now releasing an official version of the track that adds even more spice to Williams’ original.
In the new version, Trombone Shorty’s mastery of the horn adds vibrancy to the foursome’s bright harmonies as they sing of jambalaya, crawfish pie and filé gumbo while having “big fun on the bayou.”
The exuberant song was released by Williams in 1952 and topped the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. It’s since been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
Proceeds from the song will go toward the Trombone Shorty Foundation and The Roots of Music, two organizations that provide music education for youth in New Orleans.
Greg NoireBrett Eldredge delivered a message of positivity to viewers during his appearance on ABC’s Good Morning America today.
Joining the New York City-based show for a virtual visit, Brett offered a stripped-down performance of the new track that is centered around the idea of changing one’s perspective for the better.
“There’s a lot of negativity, a lot of tough things in life that you can focus on, and I noticed my mind getting into that pattern,” Brett explains of the inspiration behind the song, adding that he learned to alter his mind to think, “what if I choose to take my best foot forward and choose to have a good day?”
That’s precisely what he did, channeling this reformed mindset into a mellow acoustic performance, flanked by an acoustic guitarist and pianist as his sultry and smooth vocals drive home the lyrics: “If the world gonna keep on spinnin’/Let it keep spinnin’ on my way/I got a feelin’/It’s gonna be a good day.”
“Good Day” is featured on Brett’s album, Sunday Drive, which was released Friday.
Getty Images for Live NationBrad Paisley, Darius Rucker and Jon Pardi took over Music City this weekend with drive-in concerts as part of Live Nation’s Live from the Drive In series.
Setting up shop in the parking lot of Nissan Stadium on Saturday night, Brad surprised the crowd with a virtual duet with Carrie Underwood on their hit, “Remind Me,” along with other signature songs “Waitin’ on a Woman,” “Water,” “Mud on the Tires” and more.
Meanwhile, the “Dirt on My Boots” singer entertained an outdoor crowd at Nissan on Friday before Darius closed the series on Sunday night, performing hits ranging from the chart-topping “Come Back Song” to the Hootie & the Blowfish classic, “Only Wanna Be with You.”
“Thank you for this weekend everyone. People stayed by their cars, rules were followed, and beer was drank. We will never take the chance to play music for granted,” Brad shared on Instagram.
Live Nation worked with local and state health officials to follow social distancing protocols. Vehicles were placed in separate tailgate zones and fans were encouraged to wear masks and remain in their designated areas.
The series also spanned to the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in St. Louis, where Brad performed on Friday, and the Ruoff Music Center in Indianapolis that saw performances by Jon and Brad on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. Nelly and El Monstero also performed individual sets during the three-night series.
ABC/Jon LeMayThe 11th annual Darius & Friends concert, a benefit for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital created by Darius Rucker, will be streamed online later this month.
Darius will deliver a social distance-friendly performance on the Grand Ole Opry stage with special guests Clint Black and Tracey Lawrence. The pay-per-view stream will be available to view on July 30 at 8 p.m. ET through LiveXLive, with ticket prices starting at $15, in addition to VIP options.
“Even though we can’t all get together for a normal concert right now, it’s important that we continue to support St. Jude and the amazing work that they do,” Darius says in a statement. “I hope we can bring a fun night of music to everyone watching from home while also raising money for this important cause.”
Past performers at the event include Brooks & Dunn, Luke Combs, Luke Bryan and Ashley McBryde.
Darius started the event in 2010 and has raised more than $2 million for the hospital that never bills families for their child’s treatment of life-threatening illnesses, such as cancer.
ABC/Image Group LAGarth Brooks has a new date for his virtual acoustic show.
Garth and wife Trisha Yearwood were originally scheduled to host the second round of Garth Request Live on July 7,an online acoustic show where the couple performs songs requested by fans. However, the show was postponed due to the fact that members of their teams may have been exposed to COVID-19.
The country superstar announced on Monday that Garth Request Live 2 will now take place tomorrow night. The couple shared the news on social media, accompanied by a photo of them donning fake mustaches, in honor of Garth’s late friend and former tour production manager, Emmett Gilliam, known for his trademark handlebar mustache.
Garth is inviting fans in on the fun by requesting that they post photos of themselves wearing a mustache, along with their song requests.
Garth and Trisha hosted their first live acoustic show in April that included covers of Little Big Town‘s “Girl Crush,” “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac, and “Shallow,” from A Star Is Born.
Garth Request Live 2 will stream on Garths’s Facebook page on July 14 at 8 p.m. ET. Garth’s weekly show, Inside Studio G, has been postponed for two weeks so he and his team can quarantine.