A native of Warner Robins, Georgia, singer/songwriter Travis Denning’s single “After A Few” which he co-wrote, is climbing the country radio charts, and follows his Top 40 debut single “David Ashley Parker From Powder Springs”. Denning, who has been spotlighted by Rolling Stone for his “everyman worldview that evokes his small-town, big-hearted upbringing and a sound that is a wide tent – fun, modern country with rock-guitar licks”, was recently selected as an Opry NextStage recipient and CMA KixStart Artist, as he makes his mark within the industry. Inspired at a young age, Denning developed a love for country, pop, rock and heavy metal and started playing local bars from the age of 16, as he built a strong following from his distinctive songs and raucous guitar solos. Denning moved to Nashville and secured outside cuts by Jason Aldean, Justin Moore, Michael Ray and Chase Rice. A prolific writer with an unquestionable stage presence, Denning caught the attention of Universal Music Group and signed a record deal in 2017. Denning has previously opened shows for Cole Swindell, Alan Jackson, LANCO and is set to hit the road this fall with Riley Green beginning September 5 in Statesboro, Georgia and will run through the end of the year. When Denning is not touring, he is in the studio working on his debut album. For more information, visit travisdenning.com.
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JORDAN DAVIS LOOKING FORWARD TO BABY NO. 3.
Jordan Davis and his wife Kristen are anxiously awaiting the arrival of their third child. The couple, who married in 2017, revealed on socials back in February that they’re expecting their third child this month. The new addition will join big sister Eloise (2019) and Locklan (2021).
Jordan says he’s excited for the arrival of his third child, and he and Kristen are waiting to see whether it will be a boy or a girl.
“I think you’re kind of all the emotions – excited and scared, nervous,” says Jordan. “I think the thing I’m looking most forward to is there’s no love like a new baby, and so being able to hold – we don’t know what it is yet – so being able to hold him or her for the first time is always pretty special. It is crazy just the personalities that you see right off the bat, and it was such a difference between my son and daughter. You know, for me, it’s just exciting to get to see them who they’re going to become. We’re here to guide ‘em and love ‘em, but you want, it’s a fun ride to get to see them grow up. I am. I’m excited to meet the new one and bring ‘em home and let big sister…you know now Eloise can actually, she knows what’s going on. She knows we’re getting a new baby, and I know she’s excited, so I’m ready to see her face when the baby comes home.”
The Louisiana native, who is racing up the country charts with his latest single, “Next Thing You Know,” joins Dierks Bentley on the Gravel & Gold Tour, which kicks off Thursday night (June 1st) in Toronto.
Audio / Jordan Davis is excited for the arrival of his third child.Download
Jordan Davis (Baby No. 3) OC: …comes home. 1:03
“Yeah, I think you’re kind of all the emotions – excited and scared, nervous. I think the thing I’m looking most forward to is there’s no love like a new baby, and so being able to hold – we don’t know what it is yet – so being able to hold him or her for the first time is always pretty special. It is crazy just the personalities that you see right off the bat, and it was such a difference between my son and daughter. You know, for me, it’s just exciting to get to see them who they’re going to become. We’re here to guide ‘em and love ‘em, but you want, it’s a fun ride to get to see them grow up. I am. I’m excited to meet the new one and bring ‘em home and let big sister…you know now Eloise can actually, she knows what’s going on. She knows we’re getting a new baby, and I know she’s excited, so I’m ready to see her face when the baby comes home.”
NEWS AND NOTES: Carrie Underwood, Josh Turner, Mickey Guyton
Carrie Underwood will experience a dream come true later this year when she opens select dates for Guns N’ Roses.
SO ready for this! I’m joining @gunsnroses for select dates on their North American Tour in August and I CANNOT WAIT!! 🤘
🎫: https://t.co/uL3tid1mA6 pic.twitter.com/cFgrWd1KYP
— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) May 31, 2023
Josh Turner has been added to the list of performers at Nissan Stadium during next week’s CMA Fest. Catch his performance live on June 11th.
I’ve had the pleasure of attending many a Music Fest over the years and am excited to perform at the 50th #CMAfest at Nissan Stadium on June 11 in support of the @cmafoundation & their mission to shape the next generation through music education.
🎟️: https://t.co/T0boY30zQf pic.twitter.com/xtP66WC11Z
— Josh Turner (@joshturnermusic) June 1, 2023
Mickey Guyton will be featured on the new children’s album, Growin’ Up Country, featuring original songs created to inspire a new generation of country music lovers and listeners. She sings the song, “This Is My Home,” for the project, which also features songs from Brett Young, Laci Kaye Booth, Jaden Michaels, and many others. The collection will be available June 23rd.
DIERKS BENTLEY TO HOST 2023 NHL AWARDS IN NASHVILLE ON JUNE 26th.
Dierks Bentley will host the 2023 NHL Awards on Monday, June 26, the National Hockey League announced today. The celebration of the League’s best regular-season performances will broadcast live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on TNT, Sportsnet and TVA Sports in the U.S. and Canada, at 8pm ET. Tickets to the 2023 NHL Awards are available here.
“Hockey plays a big part of my daily life,” said Bentley. “I’ve been to rinks all over the country with my travel hockey son. I coach his spring league games and spend hours in the local hockey store, telling him, ‘No, you do not need a new stick!’ We love watching YouTube highlight reels, the whole family loves going to Nashville Predators games and watching the Stanley Cup Final together. And, I am a proud member of a beer league team here in Nashville. To get to add NHL Awards host to this list is truly an honor.”
“We can’t wait to celebrate the NHL’s best and brightest with the best of country music in Nashville,” said NHL Chief Content Officer and Senior Executive Vice President Steve Mayer. “Dierks has rocked our stage over the years as a headline performer, and we’re so happy to welcome him as host of this year’s NHL Awards.”
The 2023 NHL Awards will open a week of NHL activities in Nashville. The NHL, in conjunction with the City of Nashville and the Nashville Predators, will stage the 2023 Upper Deck NHL Draft™, June 28-29, at Bridgestone Arena. Tickets to the 2023 NHL Draft are available for purchase here.
A list of NHL and Predators public activities and events, including red carpet arrivals for the NHL Awards show and the NHL Draft, will be held in the area outside Bridgestone Arena and announced in the coming weeks.
The 2023 NHL Awards broadcast will reveal the winners of 13 regular-season awards in a wide range of categories, including most valuable player (Hart Trophy), outstanding goaltender (Vezina Trophy), outstanding defenseman (Norris Trophy) and outstanding rookie (Calder Trophy); the Ted Lindsay Award, which is presented annually to the “most outstanding player” in the NHL as voted by fellow members of the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA), will also be awarded.
NHL Network™, NHL.com and NHL Social™ will provide comprehensive coverage of the 2023 NHL Awards™. Fans can follow the festivities across the NHL’s social media channels via the official hashtag #NHLAwards.
Dierks Bentley recently released his 10th studio album GRAVEL & GOLD, again “proving why he’s one of Country’s biggest stars” (TODAY) whose unique 21st-century career has had a rare consistency fueled by longevity. He landed his first publishing deal in 2001 and released his debut album in 2003, producing an instant number one single. In the two decades since, Bentley has achieved success with eight more albums that reached the top of the Country sales charts, resulting in 22 number one songs, eight billion streams, three CMA Awards, 14 GRAMMY® nominations and membership into the Grand Ole Opry. This summer, his Gravel & Gold Tour will crisscross North America, launching today in Toronto. Bentley has created professional endeavors outside of the music with his Flag & Anthem lifestyle collection Desert Son, along with his “Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row” franchise hosting four locations. For more information and for a full list of tour dates, visit Dierks.com.
Audio / Dierks Bentley talks about playing hockey and how he excels at the "fourth" period.Download
Dierks Bentley (hockey) OC: …the road. :30
“If you’ve ever played it, like you get done and you lie in the house at night and your ribcage hurts from over-expanding it, ‘cause you breathe so hard, ‘cause you’re having so much fun. You think that you’re dying, but you keep going ‘cause you’re having so much fun. So, literally the bones ache from being like stretched out because you breathe so deeply. It’s just fun, man. It’s just that camaraderie of the guys. One of the periods, I really excel in the fourth period. I do good work in periods one, two and three, but the fourth period… I’m a good team player there. It’s one of my favorite parts of the game. I just love playing it. It’s just totally opposite from the road.”