In case you missed it...
Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil got in touch with his country roots earlier this week. In case you missed it, the singer made his Grand Ole Opry debut. Neil took to the stage of the iconic venue and treated the crowd to the rock band’s classic ballad “Home Sweet Home.” “We continued our long-standing tradition of having guest appearances on the Opry stage during the Tuesday Night Opry,” the venue shared on social media. “@thevinceneil made his Grand Ole Opry debut, and the audience concluded his performance with a standing ovation! 👏” In the video, Vince shared that getting to perform at the venue gave him “the shakes.” Check out clips below.
Jeannie Seely is about to celebrate a Grand Ole Opry milestone. The singer recently made history as the artist with the most appearances ever at the Opry, with over 5,000 performances to her name. Her first performance happened in 1966. And she is set to return to the Opry on September 17th, where she’ll celebrate her 55th anniversary as a member. “The Opry is a way of life, my way of life, and I wouldn’t have it any other way! This is where my heart is,” Seely explains. “In September, I will have been here 55 years, but it’s not long enough!”
Lady A will not be kickin off their “Request Live Tour” this month as planned. The band just announced they are postponing the trek in order to support bandmate Charles Kelley who is getting sober. "Being on the road with our fans is our greatest joy, so it was a hard but important decision to make," they share. "We are a band, but more importantly… we're family. We're proud to say that Charles has embarked on a journey to sobriety." They add, "So, right now in order to be the healthiest, strongest and most creative band we can be, Lady A will take the time with the support of our families and team of professionals to walk through this together,” noting, “It's early on this road, but we are determined to do what will best set us up for many more years together. We're grateful for your patience." The tour was supposed to launch on August 13th, but will now be delayed until 2023.
Brantley Gilbert is set to co-headline the Grand Ole Prix post-race concert at this weekend’s Big Machine Music City Grand Prix in Nashville, but it sounds like he wishes he was doing more than just singing. “My driving skills, hell, I’ve been telling them all week they need to let me drive one of these cars, and they won’t listen to me,” he says. “My record label president’s not for it. I don’t think my manager is neither, and I know my business manager’s not.” He adds, “So, I don’t think I’m gonna get to drive. But yeah, I definitely get the need for speed. I love motorcycles, I love race cars, I love anything that goes fast.”