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Dolly Parton Celebrates Going Gold – Press Conference – Nashville, TN – 8/10/2012 (Podcast 238)

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    Posted on 8/13/2012

    Dolly Parton

    Dolly Parton

     
     
    On Friday morning, August 10th, 2012, Concert Blast was invited to a press conference with Dolly Parton as she was presented the Gold award from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for the two disc set, “An Evening With… Dolly“, available at the Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores.  Special Thanks to the public relations and marketing company, Webster and Associates LLC, for the invitation and to Michelle Arnold for stepping in to help our team cover this event.  Although there was a Question and Answer section of the press conference, the media’s questions were not recorded loud enough, therefore they were edited out and you will only hear Dolly Parton talking.  Enjoy listening to the Press Conference and reading the following Press Release!

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      CMA Music Fest – Various Events Coverage – 6/8/2012 (Podcast 233)

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        Posted on 6/15/2012

        Mark Miller of Sawyer Brown In Concert - CMA Music Festival

        Mark Miller of Sawyer Brown In Concert - CMA Music Festival

          
        Concert Blast returned to the CMA Music Festival in Nashville, TN once again to attend and cover one of the best and most organized music festivals in the world.  The CMA Music Festival is a week long celebration of country music which brings in people from all over the world.  There are fan club parties, free concerts in the streets and at Riverfront Park, the hotels and restaurants are packed with tourists, and who knows what star will make their way to the stage in the downtown bars.  We always do our best to cover the Stadium shows of the top selling country acts, but we also try to participate in the other special events.  This podcast covers the unique events.  An interview with three stars from the History Channel’s hit TV show Swamp People (Troy, Jacob, and Chase Landry),  Coverage of Little Big Town fans, Detroit’s country band Cold City Cowboys, and Sawyer Brown’s concert at Riverfront Park.  Enjoy our podcast and reading about these experiences!

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          Adam Lambert Meet and Greet / Q&A Acoustic Performance Session – Nashville, TN – 107.5 The River – 03/09/2012

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            Posted on 3/11/2012

            Adam Lambert - The River 107.5 - Nashville, TN

            Adam Lambert - The River 107.5 - Nashville, TN


            Written by Christina Williams
            (aka Alabama Tina)

            When I think of Adam Lambert I think of someone who is an extremely talented vocalist, heavily involved in charity work that is close to his heart, and someone who isn’t afraid to be himself.  I was all too excited when I found out that I would be able to write a blog for Concert Blast at a private Adam Lambert event being held by the radio station 107.5 The River in Nashville, Tennessee and sponsored by Direct Auto Insurance.

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              Billy Burnette Interview – Nashville, TN (Podcast 221)

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                Posted 10/24/2011

                Billy Burnette

                Billy Burnette

                James Downing met up with legendary musician, singer, songwriter, Billy Burnette before his show at 3rd and Lindsley in Nashville, TN for an interview.  This interview covers Billy’s wide range of his musical history, his childhood, and his acting carreer.  Billy has toured with many artists including being a member of  Fleetwood Mac and John Fogerty’s touring band. 

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                  The McClymonts Interview – Nashville, TN (Podcast 220)

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                    Posted on 9/20/2011

                    The McClymonts

                    The McClymonts

                    James Downing had the priveldge to have an interview with Australian’s top Country Music Act, The McClymonts.

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                      Creedence Clearwater Revisited Concert Review and Interview – Nashville, TN – Wildhorse Saloon – 6/19/2011 (Podcast 215)

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                        Posted on 7/29/2011

                        Doug (Cosmo) Clifford and Stu Cook of Creedence Clearwater Revival (and Revisited) In Concert - Nashville, TN

                        Doug (Cosmo) Clifford and Stu Cook of Creedence Clearwater Revival (and Revisited) - In Concert - Nashville, TN

                        It was Sunday night June 19th 2011, a Father’s Day celebration in Nashville, TN, as classic rock landed at the Wildhorse Saloon once again.  Creedence Clearwater Revisted made a Sold-Out return appearance to the Music City.  Mike Arnold, Brian Hasbrook, and Tom Thompson made room in their Father’s Day schedule to attend this rockin’ event.  Mike and Brian arrived early during the soundcheck for a scheduled interview with original Creedence Clearwater Revival members, bassist Stu Cook and drummer Doug (Cosmo) Clifford.  Then the fun continued with the CCR fans in attendance and of course the excellent concert… Which means another Concert Blast podcast!

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                          CMA Music Fest 2011 Interviews and More Events – Nashville, TN (Podcast 212)

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                            Mike Arnold Interviews Lauren Alaina

                            Mike Arnold Interviews Lauren Alaina

                            Posted 7/10/2011

                            During the CMA Music Festival 2011, Concert Blast conducted various interviews at various events and more in this audio podcast. 

                            This podcast is focused on the CMA Music Festival 2011 Events.  Not the stadium concerts, but the other events.  The coverage includes the Montgomery Gentry Fan Club Party, The Fan Fair Booth signings, The Celebrity Softball Game to raise money for the City of Hope Cancer Research Center, Riverfront Park Concerts, and the Wildhorse Saloon.

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                              Elvis Presley Graceland Sound Seeing Tour – Memphis, TN – (Podcast 211)

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                                Posted 7/4/2011

                                Alicia Dean Gives Audio Tour of Graceland

                                Alicia Dean Gives Audio Tour of Graceland

                                When Mike Arnold and Brian Hasbrook of Concert Blast traveled to Memphis, TN to cover the Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival, they were also invited for an escorted personal tour of the home of Elvis Presley.  Brian Hasbrook and Mike Arnold received a personal escorted tour from Alicia Dean from the PR department of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.

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                                  Stella Parton Interview – Dolly Parton’s Sister’s Book and CD ‘Tell It Sister, Tell It’ (Podcast 209)

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                                    Posted 6/22/2010

                                    Stella Parton with Mike Arnold and James Downing

                                    Stella Parton with Mike Arnold and James Downing

                                    As part of the CMA Week coverage, Mike Arnold and James Downing had the priviledge to have a conversation with the “Legendary Maverick”, Stella Parton. 

                                    This interview was conducted at the Parlor Studio on 16th Avenue (Music Row area) in Nashville, TN (although they met in the studio, the interview was conducted using the Concert Blast equipment).  There is lots of humour and a few serious moments in this interview as Stella describes her new book, “Tell It Sister, Tell It” and the CD (with the same name) that has songs which go hand in hand with the book.

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                                      Alter Bridge Concert Review with Like A Storm – Nashville, TN – Cannery – 5/11/2011 (Podcast 206)

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                                        Posted 5/24/2011

                                        Alter Bridge In Concert - Nashville, TN 5-11-2011

                                        Alter Bridge In Concert - Nashville, TN 5-11-2011

                                        It was a Wednesday May 11th, 2011 in Nashville, TN and the Cannery Ballroom had a Sold-Out crowd ready to be a part of the Alter Bridge experience.  Alter Bridge brought out the excitement in this crowd as fists were pumping in the air and voices were singing along to nearly every song performed that night.  The opener for the night, Like-A-Storm, warmed up this energetic crowd and then gave us an interview.  Concert Blast had Mike Arnold, Tom Thompson, James Downing, and special guest host, Ryan Stapleton on hand to provide this audio podcast.

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