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Jewel Hosts the 31st Texaco Country Showdown Finals – Photos – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium

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    Posted on 01/26/2013

    Jewel Hosts the 31st Texaco Country Showdown Finals - Photos - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium

    Contest Winner "Poor Man's Poison" with Jewel and their prize check

    One of our favorite concert photographers (and Concert Blast friend), Samantha Shrader, was invited to the 31st Annual Texaco Country Showdown Finals with host singer/songwriter Jewel.  Not only did Jewel host the annual competition, but she also performed for those in attendance at the historic Ryman Auditorium.  Enjoy Samantha’s photographs.

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      Jewel Interview – Nashville, TN

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        Posted on 1/24/2013 

        31st Annual Texaco Country Showdown National Final / 2013

        Written by Guest Blogger Samantha Shrader
        Acclaimed singer/songwriter Jewel hosted the 31st Annual Texaco Country Showdown Finalist competition at the Historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN last week.  In addition to taking photographs of their amazing event, I was given the opportunity to chat with Jewel prior to the show.

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          Catch Me If You Can Tour Flies Into Nashville, TN (January 22-27 2013)

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            Posted on 1/06/2013
            Catch Me If You Can

            TPAC (Tennessee Performing Arts Center), the Nashville, TN venue that brings us concerts and Touring Broadway Plays/Musicals continue with their 2012/2013 Broadway season as they host the touring Broadway Musical from the Steven Spielberg hit movie with the same name, “Catch Me If You Can“.  You can catch this musical on the young life of Frank Abagnale Jr. Tickets are on sale now at www.tpac.org .  Please read the press release below for more information.

             

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              The Who Concert Review – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena

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                Posted on 12/27/2012

                The Who Quadrophenia Tour
                The Who returned to Nashville for the first time in many decades.  In fact the last time The Who performed in Middle Tennessee was when they had the original lineup including Keith Moon and John Entwistle.  That was “The Who By Numbers” tour in the mid 1970’s.  Today there are only two original members still living and they are still performing with the energy level and playing ability they’ve always had, even though Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend are now in their late 60s.  The Who is currently on tour celebrating the anniversary of the Quadrophenia album.  Brian Hasbrook and Mike Arnold were looking forward to seeing The Who again, but preferred a greatest hits show instead of a album concept show.  Enjoy Mike Arnold’s concert review of The Who in Nashville, TN.
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                  Aerosmith Concert Review – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena

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                    Posted on 12/18/2012 

                    Aerosmith In Concert - Steven Tyler and Joe Perry

                    Aerosmith In Concert - Steven Tyler and Joe Perry - Photo From www.Aerosmith.com

                    Aerosmith returned to Nashville, TN to thrill classic rock audiences once again.  Aerosmith has been a tour regular to Nashville, but it has been a while since the “Bad Boys From Boston” had performed in the Music City.  While Mike Arnold and Brian Hasbrook were out of town, our guest blogger friend Josh Jackson, took it on himself to fill in for us (Thanks Josh!).  Enjoy Josh Jackson’s Aerosmith Concert Review from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on 12/13/2012.

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                      Bon Jovi 2013 Tour Announcement

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                        Posted on 12/03/2012

                        Bon Jovi

                        Bon Jovi

                         
                        BON JOVI – BECAUSE WE CAN – THE TOUR
                        ANNOUNCES U.S. DATES FROM COAST TO COAST
                         As Bon Jovi gears up for a monumental year, the all-American rock icons have announced the first set of U.S. dates, taking them from coast to coast on their “BON JOVI Because We Can – The Tour.”  The tour will kick off in Uncasville, CT on February 9, treating fans to one-night-only performances in U.S. arenas nationwide, plus multiple stadium shows including a two-night stand at MetLife Stadium in the band’s home state of New Jersey.

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                          Thanksgiving Special 2012 (Podcast 241)

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                            Posted on 11/21/2012

                            Concert Blast Hosts

                            Concert Blast Hosts - Mike Arnold - Brian Hasbrook - Tom Thompson

                            Happy Thanksgiving from Concert Blast!
                            Mike Arnold and Tom Thompson recorded this Thanksgiving Special podcast by focusing on songs related to being Thankful.  Songs are titled or included the words, “Thank You”, or “Thankful”. There are also other songs with the words and meaning of “Thanks”. Mike and Tom also share stories about the artists that are featured on this show. Enjoy this podcast and think of what you are thankful for this year.

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                              Styx Concert Review – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium

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                                Posted on 11/14/2012

                                Styx In Concert - Nashville, TN

                                Styx In Concert - Nashville, TN

                                 

                                 

                                Styx made their return to Nashville, TN to perform another concert at the historic Ryman Auditorium.  We really didn’t know who enjoyed this show more, the fans or Tommy Shaw getting to perform on the former Grand Ole Opry stage again.  This show was mostly a greatest hits concert with a few of the older FM album cuts thrown in for fun (as it should be).  Enjoy Mike Arnold’s concert review as he takes you through the set list to describe Styx’s Nashville concert.

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                                  Styx Concert Photos – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium (Photos)

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                                    Posted on 11/11/2012

                                    Styx In Concert - Nashville, TN - JY and Tommy Shaw

                                    Styx In Concert - Nashville, TN - JY and Tommy Shaw

                                    Nashville, TN seems to a regular tour stop for Styx as they performed in concert on Thursday November 8th at the Ryman Auditorium.  The fans in attendance were ready for another visit by one of the best live performers in the music business as they gave an excellent set at the full, but not sold-out, Ryman Auditorium.  Our guest photographer, Samantha Shrader, lent us her talent once again…  Enjoy the photos!

                                     

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                                      The World of Music and Politics

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                                        Presidential Campaign Rally

                                        Presidential Campaign Rally

                                        Posted on 11/08/2012

                                        Written by Mike Arnold
                                        Here in the United States of America we just had another election and this time it was to elect the Chief Executive, also known as The President of the United Sates of America.  During this election President Obama was re-elected to be the chief of the free world again, but to get there he had some help from some of the top artists in the music industry.

                                         

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