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Night Ranger Concert Photos – Sommet Center – Nashville, TN (PHOTOS)

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    Night Ranger was part of the Can’t Stop Rocking tour with REO Speedwagon and Styx.   Click the link below to see some great shots of Night Ranger during their set.  We felt that Night Ranger had the best set with the most energy of the night.  Enjoy these photos from Brian Hasbrook, James Downing, and some unknown contributors from their concert.

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      Interview – Lawrence Gowan of Styx (BLOG)

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        Here’s a Concert Blast interview with Lawrence Gowan of Styx that Mike Arnold conducted in November, 2009.  Many Styx fans continue to ask about Dennis DeYoung, not knowing that Dennis hadn’t been in the band for over 10 years.  Canada’s Lawrence Gowan has stepped in and has done an excellent job!

        On November 15 2009, the Can’t Stop Rocking Tour made its stop in Nashville, TN.  Mike Arnold had been communicating with Styx’s publicists and management about a possible interview with their keyboardist/lead singer, Lawrence Gowan.  On the day of the show, their schedule became much tighter as Styx was invited to sing the National Anthem before the Tennessee Titans football game.  Since they were under such time restraints, Mike and Lawrence decided to conduct their interview through email.

        For those who aren’t familiar with the rocker, enjoying learning a little about Lawrence.

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          Styx Concert Photos – Nashville, TN – Sommet Center – 11/15/09 (PHOTOS)

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            Enjoy Brian Hasbrook’s Styx Concert Photos From the Can’t Stop Rocking Tour as they performed in Nashville, TN at the Sommet Center on 11/15/09.  This was a night of fun Classic Rock.  Three Headliners on one bill. 

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              Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas Concert Photos – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium 12/09/2009 (PHOTOS)

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                 On Wednesday, Dec. 9th 2009, the Brian Setzer Orchestra performed a Sold-Out show at the Ryman Auditorium as their Christmas Extravaganza tour stopped in Nashville, TN.  James Downing was on hand to enjoy the show, write a review, and take some photos. 

                 Click the Link Below to enjoy the concert photos.

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                  Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas Concert Review – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium 12-09-2009 (BLOG)

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                    What do you get when one of rock and roll’s best guitarist, mix that with a little rock-a-billy and throw in some Christmas cheer for good measure?  You get the annual Brian Setzer Christmas Extravaganza.  On Wednesday, Dec. 9th 2009, Brian Setzer and company played to a completely sold out Ryman Auditorium and boy did the concert goers get their money’s worth.  The stage was decorated with Santas, Wooden Soldiers, Christmas Trees and wrapped gifts.  This is the 7th year that this show has toured during the Christmas season.  And judging from the reaction of the crowd he will be doing it for many years to come.  They loved it.

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                      STRYPER Concert Photos – Nashville, TN – Wildhorse Saloon – 10-30-2009 (PHOTOS)

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                        On Friday, October 30th, 2009, Stryper invaded Nashville’s Wildhorse Saloon with their Yellow and Black Attack in celebration of their 25th Anniversary Tour.   If the show wasn’t sold-out, it was very close.  Brian Hasbrook had access to the photo pit to take these concert pictures… ENJOY!

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                          ROGER DALTREY Concert Photos – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium – 10/30/2009 (PHOTOS)

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                            Roger Daltrey, lead singer for The Who, performed a solo concert in Nashville, TN at the historic Ryman Auditorium on Friday October 30, 2009.  James Downing was on hand to review the concert and to share his photographs with the world wide web.

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                              ROGER DALTREY Concert Review – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium – 10-30-2009 (BLOG)

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                                Roger Daltrey Concert Review, Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN – Friday October 30, 2009

                                Written By James Downing

                                Many legends have graced the stage of the Ryman Auditorium over the years. On Oct 30, 2009 another name was added to that list. Roger Daltrey, lead singer of The Who made a stop in Nashville on his “Use It Or Lose It Tour.”  It was the biggest crowd that I had seen at The Ryman in a while. There were Who fans from all over. I talked to many who drove many miles to witness Roger at this world famous venue.

                                Around 9pm the lights dimmed and out walked Roger and his band. He approached his mic and said hello and told the crowd what an honor it was to be playing at the Ryman where one of his heroes, Johnny Cash, had played many times. He said he wanted to do this tour to get his butt out from in front of the TV set and to keep his voice in good shape for the up coming Who Tour next year.

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                                  ALAN JACKSON Meet and Greet Photos – Cracker Barrel Restaurant – Mt. Juliet, TN – 11/02/09 (PHOTOS)

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                                    On November 2nd, 2009, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (and restaurant) announced a new line of products, The Alan Jackson Collection, with the country music superstar in person at the Mt. Juliet location.  Concert Blast receives all types of requests to cover events for media exposure.  Most are concerts or CD review coverage.  This is the first time we’ve covered an event at a restaurant.  Normally we wouldn’t cover something like this, but this is for country music superstar Alan Jackson.  Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (and restaurant) introduced a new merchandising progam, The Alan Jackson Collection, which features menswear and womenswear, food items, collectibles, an Alan Jackson Signiture Rocker, and other exclusive items including a CD titled,  ”Songs of Love and Heartache.”

                                    Brian Hasbrook was on hand to cover the event and to take the photos of Alan Jackson’s Collectibles and the Meet and Greet with the 500 plus fans who braved the early cold morning and stood in line for hours to meet Alan Jackson in person at the Cracker Barrel in Mt. Juliet, TN.

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                                      KISS CONCERT PHOTOS – KISS Aive 35 Tour – Nashville, TN – Sommet Center – 10/28/2009 (PHOTOS)

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                                        Photos from the KISS Concert in Nashville, TN at the Sommet Center on Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 from The KISS Alive 35 Tour.  Enjoy the Photos from Brian Hasbrook

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