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David Nail To Headline Nashville’s SkyDeck with Emily Ann Roberts and Karissa Ella



David Nail To Headline Nashville's SkyDeck with Emily Ann Roberts and Karissa Ella

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 6, 2022) – GRAMMY-nominated country singer David Nail announced the Nashville stop on his Story To Tell Tour at the SkyDeck on Broadway with special guests Emily Ann Roberts and Karissa Ella in tow on November 3. These three dynamic storytellers will be sure to put on a one-of-a-kind show from start to finish. Tickets are available to purchase here

David Nail has been touring for over a decade with his smash hits like “Red Light,” “Nights on Fire” and his latest releases, “Sunset Carousel” and “Wherever You Are Tonight.” His shows have become about more than just music; offering intimate stories and personal anecdotes in between songs, fans will laugh, sing along and be reminded why live music is so special.  

Emily Ann Roberts is a fast-rising songstress from East Tennessee who shot to stardom on Blake Shelton’s team on NBC’s The Voice where she was the runner-up on Season Nine. Since then, she has spent the last few years on the road opening for superstars like Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton and more. She is becoming a consistent face at the Grand Ole Opry and will be appearing again on Wednesday, October 12. She will have a brand new single “Whole Lotta Little” available everywhere on October 7.

Karissa Ella spent Fall of 2021 opening up for Nail on his Bootheel ’21 Tour. Since then, she has been releasing new music produced by Casey Wood, who has credits with legends like Charlie Daniels, Reba McEntire and Randy Travis. Karissa’s latest singles “Vintage” and “Hometown Bar” have racked up tens of thousands of streams since their releases this year with more new music on the way. 

About David Nail
Hailing from Kennett, Missouri, David Nail is well-respected up and down Music Row. Some might even call him a “tour de force” as his songs pull no punches in evoking the demons with which he has wrestled through much of his life. The GRAMMY-nominated multi-platinum singer/songwriter’s early releases, I’m About To Come Alive, The Sound Of A Million Dreams, I’m A Fire and Fighter, ignited his reputation as an innovator and creative risk-taker yet left Nail feeling restless. This led to the departure of the only record company home he’d ever known, MCA Nashville, where he’d formed friendships that endure even now. Through dealing with his own journey of mental illness and the feeling of needing to “rebel against what people expect you to be,” Nail began making his most “organic” work to date, David Nail & The Well Ravens, with Jason Hall and Andrew Petroff. That project liberated Nail and propelled him into his next adventure. Writing solo for the next few months led to his debut solo independent EP Oh, Mother, a reflective piece of work. Of the title track, Rolling Stone noted that “the song creeps in like a sunrise — quiet, restrained cello and keys are the only underpinning for Nail’s powerful vocals at first. But then it slowly builds to something more massive and majestic.” That release was followed by Bootheel 2020 and Bootheel 2021, projects dedicated to the singer/songwriter’s hometown in the “bootheel” of Missouri. Nail plans on releasing more music, leaving behind any self-imposed restrictions. In Nail’s own words, “My philosophy has always been, I just hope to have a good enough year that I can have a next year while staying as true to myself as I possibly can.” Find more at

About Emily Ann Roberts

Influenced by artists like The Chicks and Dolly Parton, Emily Ann Roberts, named one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s “Best Acts of CMA Fest 2019” aims to take her love for authentic, classic country and make it fresh and new. In her hometown of Knoxville, TN, she was raised on mountain music and bluegrass. Her love for the sound shines through each release and sets her apart. In 2015, she placed as the runner-up on NBC’s The Voice. Roberts then began co-writing and recording her own music in Nashville while playing shows at venues across the country opening for big name artists like Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton. Fans can see Emily Ann’s boot stomping live show at over 30 dates in 2022. After dedicating three years to original music, she released the song, “Stuck On Me + You”, followed by “I’ve Got Forever” in 2018, both positively received by fans with over 1.2M streams. Roberts released her debut EP, “Someday Dream,” which landed at number two on Billboard album charts. She returned to The Voice stage to perform the title single “Someday Dream” receiving a standing ovation from all four judges.

About Karissa Ella
Karissa Ella is a breath of fresh air in today’s country music, and she’s been recognized for it by CMT, Taste of Country, Sounds Like Nashville and countless more media outlets. Inspired by the likes of Shania Twain, Gretchen Wilson, and Carrie Underwood, her music and writing are a reflection of those that came before her. Her live performances at places like the ACM-nominated Dusty Armadillo, attract audiences of all ages, but they keep coming back for her infectious personality and genuine songwriting. After graduating from Belmont in June 2018, she completed her self-titled EP, having co-wrote the majority of the songs. Her second EP, Blossom, came out Summer 2019 with songs like “VACAY” and “Me and Luke.” As she draws inspiration from the music she grew up on, Karissa released The Acoustic Sessions, made up of multiple covers, including  “Who I Am,” “Maybe It Was Memphis,” and more ft. Johnny Gates and Jenee Fleenor (3x CMA Musician of the Year and ACM Musician Of The Year). Karissa released two original singles in 2021, “Bad Summer” and Crackin’ Cold Ones” and “Whiskey Whispers Your Name,” “Vintage” and “Hometown Bar” in 2022, all of which received heavy press and DSP support. To stay up to date with new music and tour dates, visit

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Martina McBride Continues To Bring The Holiday Cheer Through The Last Weekend of Her 12th Annual “The Joy of Christmas Tour”



December 14, 2022 – Nashville, TN) One of Country music’s most iconic performers, Martina McBride, will be wrapping her 12th Annual “The Joy of Christmas Tour” this weekend in Fayetteville, AR on December 18th. Continuing with a favored tradition of fans and of Martina herself, the tour has brought the enchantment and warmth of the holiday season to fans with performances of all-time favorite classic tunes.  

(Courtesy of Martina McBride)

Earlier this year, it was announced that the Country Music Hall of Fame’s exhibit, Martina McBride: The Power of Her Voice, has been extended to be on display until July 2023. The collection, which was unveiled in the summer of 2021, explores the music and legacy of the influential vocalist, tracing her journey from performing in her family’s band as a child to becoming a chart-topping, award-winning, perspective-shifting Country music artist.

Tickets to see Martina McBride: The Power of Her Voiceare available here

For additional information on Martina McBride, including upcoming tour dates, please visit


Martina McBride is a multiple GRAMMY-nominated country singer, whose vocals have kept her at the top of the charts garnering six No. 1 hits and 20 Top 10 singles. Selling more than 18 million albums to date, she has earned 14 Gold, 9 Platinum, 3 Double Platinum and 2 Triple Platinum certifications. She has been honored with more than 15 major music awards, including four wins from the Country Music Association and three Academy of Country Music Awards for Female Vocalist of the Year. 

In addition to her iconic music career, Martina continues building her lifestyle brand having released two cookbooks, “Martina’s Kitchen Mix: My Recipe Playlist for Real Life” (2018) and “Around the Table: Recipes and Inspiration for Gatherings Throughout the Year” (2014).  She recently wrapped the first season of “Vocal Point with Martina McBride”, her weekly podcast that featured Garth Brooks, Loretta Lynn, Little Big Town, Lukas Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Blake Shelton and many more.  Earlier this year she announced her “Livin’ Life Up Tour” with support from up-and-coming female artists Hannah Ellis, Hailey Whitters, Kalie Shorr and Sarah Allison Turner, and is planning her 10th annual “The Joy of Christmas Tour”.  Through her Team Music Is Love initiative, Martina has launched a series of fundraising and volunteer projects to support hunger relief, cancer research, domestic violence and helping women, children and families in need. 

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The Country Music Association Announces Nominees for 2022 CMA Touring Awards



CMA Touring Awards

NASHVILLE — The Country Music Association has announced the nominees for the 2022 CMA Touring Awards, which highlight vital behind-the-scenes members of the Country touring industry. Final voting for the 2022 CMA Touring Awards opens Wednesday, Dec. 14 and closes Wednesday, Dec. 28. After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, this year’s Touring Awards will take place Monday, Jan. 30 at Nashville’s Marathon Music Works.  

“I am thrilled that we will be returning this year to host the CMA Touring Awards after a two-year hiatus,” says Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “The touring industry was one of the hardest hit during the pandemic, and I have been amazed at the continued resilience and dedication from this community as they rebuild. These behind-the-scenes heroes are the ones that keep the music playing, so to be able to honor and celebrate them again is especially exciting. We can’t wait for January 30!”

CMA members in the following membership groups are eligible to vote on the 15 categories up for awards: Advertising/Public Relations/Media, Affiliated, Artist, Entertainment Services, Marketing/Digital, Musician, Personal Manager, Record Label, Talent Agent, Talent Buyer/Promoter, Touring, and Venue.

All balloting is tabulated by the professional services organization, Deloitte.   

As used in this document, “Deloitte” means Deloitte & Touche LLP, a subsidiary of Deloitte LLP. Please see for a detailed description of Deloitte’s legal structure. Certain services may not be available to attest clients under the rules and regulations of public accounting. 

• Renee Allen – Arnie Barn, Inc.
• David Boyer – Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy, Inc.
• Jamie Cheek – Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy, Inc.
• Duane Clark – Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy, Inc.
• Stephanie Mundy-Self – Farris, Self & Moore, LLC

• Ronnie Brown – Zac Brown Band
• Rhett Evans – Thomas Rhett
• Caleb Garrett – Luke Bryan
• Jon Long – Dierks Bentley
• John Stalder – Kenny Chesney

• Aaron Lain – Morgan Wallen
• Todd Lewis – Luke Combs
• Robert Scovill – Kenny Chesney
• Frank Sgambellone – Luke Bryan
• Trey Smith – Thomas Rhett

• Zac Coren – Morgan Wallen
• Philip Ealy – Kenny Chesney
• Kevin Northrup – Luke Combs
• Chris Reade – Dierks Bentley
• Alec Takahashi – Thomas Rhett

• Clint Higham – Morris Higham Management
• Mary Hilliard Harrington – Red Light Management
• Chris Kappy – Make Wake Artists
• Marion Kraft – ShopKeeper Management
• John Peets – Q Prime South

• David Farmer – Kenny Chesney
• Luke Holton – Brothers Osborne
• Curt Jenkins – Miranda Lambert
• Ethan Strunk – Luke Combs
• Jon Townley – Thomas Rhett

• Jimmy Nicholson – Thomas Rhett
• Phillip Robinson – Kenny Chesney
• Scott Tatter – Dierks Bentley
• Phil Wilkey – Keith Urban
• Michael Zuehsow – Luke Combs

• Chris Alderman – Blake Shelton
• Erik Leighty – Miranda Lambert
• Jerry Slone – Luke Combs
• Kevin Twist – Thomas Rhett
• Ed Wannebo – Kenny Chesney

• Janet Buck – Essential Broadcast Media
• Ebie McFarland – Essential Broadcast Media
• Tyne Parrish – The GreenRoom
• Jensen Sussman – Sweet Talk Publicity
• Jennifer Vessio – 1220 Entertainment Publicity

• Mike Betterton – Wasserman Music
• Joey Lee – WME
• Austin Neal – The Neal Agency
• Nate Towne – WME
• Jay Williams – WME

• Jered Johnson – Pepper Entertainment
• Louis Messina – Messina Touring Group
• Brian O’Connell – Live Nation Nashville
• Aaron Spalding – Live Nation Nashville
• Adam Weiser – AEG Presents

*Due to a tie in this category, there are six nominees.
• Zach Belcher – Dierks Bentley
• David Bergman – Luke Combs
• Tanner Gallagher – HARDY
• Grayson Gregory – Thomas Rhett
• Jeff Johnson – Carrie Underwood
• Jill Trunnell – Kenny Chesney

• John Breslin – Garth Brooks
• Jay Cooper – Kenny Chesney
• Ron Etters – Chris Stapleton
• Tyler Hutcheson – Luke Combs
• Phil Nudelman – Keith Urban

• Jimmie Deeghan – Kane Brown
• Dan Hochhalter – Dierks Bentley
• Harmoni Kelley – Kenny Chesney
• Jimmy Mattingly – Garth Brooks
• Josh Reedy – Thomas Rhett

• Ascend Amphitheater – Nashville, TN
• Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion – Gilford, NH
• Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
• Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO
• Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN

About the CMA Touring Awards
The CMA Touring Awards, originally called the SRO (Standing Room Only) Awards, were created by the CMA Board of Directors in 1990 to honor outstanding professional achievement within the touring industry. The first awards were presented at a black-tie gala hosted by K.T. Oslin and Roger Miller during CMA’s Entertainment Expo, also known as the Talent Buyers Entertainment Marketplace. Ten awards were presented at the first gala and the number swelled to 19 over the years before settling at the current 15. The SRO Awards were renamed the CMA Touring Awards in 2016.

About the Country Music Association
Founded in 1958, the Country Music Association is the first trade organization formed to promote a type of music. In 1961, CMA created the Country Music Hall of Fame to recognize artists and industry professionals with Country Music’s highest honor. More than 7,700 music industry professionals and companies from around the globe are members of CMA. The organization’s objectives are to serve as an educational and professional resource for the industry and advance the growth of Country Music around the world. This is accomplished through CMA’s core initiatives: the CMA Awards, which annually recognize outstanding achievement in the industry; CMA Fest, which benefits the CMA Foundation and music education and is taped for a network television special, “CMA Fest”; and “CMA Country Christmas.” All of CMA’s television properties air on the ABC Television Network.

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Ricochet Returns To The Grand Ole Opry Wednesday, October 12 After 22 Years



Ricochet Returns To The Grand Ole Opry Wednesday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – 90s hit-making country group Ricochet will return to the world-famous Grand Ole Opry on Wednesday, October 12, marking their first performance on the iconic stage in 22 years! With hits including “Daddy’s Money,” “What Do I Know,” and “He Left A Lot To Be Desired,” the appearance will be one that should not be missed! This year also marks the 25th anniversary of their hit single, “He Left a Lot to Be Desired,” with new tour dates being added regularly.

“After a 22-year absence, we are so honored to be invited back to perform on the Grand Ole Opry,” shares Heath Wright. “It will feel so good to step onto the sacred circle of that hallowed stage. To do so with a few of my original bandmates will make it that much sweeter. I’ve never been more proud to be a part of country music!”

In 1996 the members of country group Ricochet watched their debut single, “What Do I Know”, rise to the Top 5 earning the band the honor of the highest-charting debut single of the year. The follow-up single release, “Daddy’s Money”, became an immediate across-the-board hit, rising to #1 on the Radio & Records Country Singles Chart, the Gavin Country Singles Chart, and the Billboard Country Singles Chart (where it stayed #1 for two consecutive weeks).

The band’s distinctive musical style and intricate harmonies earned them recognition as one of the most popular vocal groups in country music and ultimately the Academy of Country Music honor for “Best New Vocal Group” in 1996!

Ricochet was spotlighted on SiriusXM in September with a one-hour performance special airing on SiriusXM Prime Country channel 58 hosted by Storme Warren.

“We have so many exciting things happening right now,” Wright continued. “From SiriusXM’s Prime Country special to getting back on the road and touring. It is awesome to see this resurgence of 90s country and we are working on a new album project that will be out soon.”

10/22/22 – Prairie Knights Casino & Resort / Fort Yates, N.D.
10/28/22 – Potosi Live / Abilene, Texas
12/28/22 – Private Event / Wickenburg, Ariz.
01/28/23 – The Warrior on the River / Tallahassee, Fla.
01/31/23 – Key Western Festival / Key West, Fla.
03/25/23 – Flickinger Center for Performing Arts / Alamogordo, N.M.

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