Nashville News: August 1
A round up of music news from Nashville this afternoon >>
Billy Ray Cyrus picked up a new gig. No, it’s not music. He’s now the “celebrity” spokesperson for FastLife Insurance. You can check out some of the commercials at Billboard.com
Bobby Bare, has a long list of accolades: he’s a member of both the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry, he’s celebrating a 60-year career, he’s had over 50 successful hits and he even hosted his own television show in the ’80s, “Bobby Bare and Friends.” More than 30 years later, Bare is announcing a new podcast of the same name featuring conversations with Jamey Johnson, Trace Adkins, Jessi Colter, Ray Stevens, Billy Joe Shaver, Joe Ely, Delbert McClinton, Bill Anderson and more. “Bobby Bare and Friends” launches today on podcast networks and on wsmonline.com.
William Michael Morgan, RaeLynn and Rodney Atkins will be among the performers at the first-ever The New Sounds of Nashville gathering Labor Day weekend in Boca Raton, Florida.
Willie Nelson, Margo Price, and Sturgill Simpson are set to play the Outlaw Music Festival Tour October 21 at the Hollywood Bowl in L.A. Tickets go on sale Saturday.