forever grateful Sandi Patty
classical crossover Annie Moses Band
music Melinda Doolittle
soul Mike Farris
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Music City Hit-Makers Added to CMA Music Fest Lineup


CMA Music Festival announced today the addition of two new stages at Nashville’s newly opened Ascend Amphitheater. CMA Music Fest is one of the nation's largest country music festivals attracting over 250,000 fans from all over the world to the streets of downtown Nashville.

Music City Hit-Makers
is slated to perform on the new AT&T Skyview Stage as part of the 4 day music festival. Other artists scheduled to appear on the AT&T Skyview Stage are Bobby Bones and The Raging Idiots and “The Wonderful Women of Country” (Danielle Bradbery, Lindsay Ell, Jana Kramer, Maddie & Tae, Cassadee Pope, Hillary Scott, Lucie Silvas, Natalie Stovall); Tracy Lawrence and Friends (John Berry, T. Graham Brown, John Michael Montgomery, Lorrie Morgan, T.G. Sheppard); Marshall Tucker Band and Friends; Sara Evans; Ashley Monroe; Shenandoah; Sister Hazel; and The Oak Ridge Boys

Sandi Patty - This is Her Story, This is Her Song


by Andrew Greer

For those of us who grew up listening to gospel music, the scene is all-too familiar: a sold out arena, crowds abuzz with anticipation, the prelude of the piano and a chorus of background singers, and then…that voice. From the first electrifying verse to the last tender note, Sandi Patty would sound those celestial soprano pipes, transporting our hearts and souls to another time (and yes, another place) in a concert chock-full of rafter-raising anthems expressing faith, hope, and most of all, love.

When Sandi sings our spirits experience nothing short of revival. Yes, her musicianship is unmatched. And her downhome demeanor and witty storytelling have a way of making us feel like we belong. But it is her heart, so transparently beating throughout the soundtrack of her shows and recordings that hooked us for life.

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Rolling Stone: 12 Best Things We Saw at MerleFest 2016


by Michael Streissguth

Politics looked to fill every quiet moment at this weekend's Merlefest in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. With heavy names such as Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam pulling out of concerts in nearby cities over the state's HB2 legislation, fans whispered about who might skip the nation's largest roots and Americana festival. But everybody from John Prine to Jason Isbell checked in on time. As for the quiet moments, they don't do lulls at Merlefest. Over four days, nonstop music poured from eight stages, including 12 performances that we loved more than politics.

Best Soul Man: Mike Farris
Many artists, without comment, aimed selections from their catalog at the HB2 legislation, until the Grammy-winning Mike Farris and his Roseland Rhythm Revue appeared in a frenzy on the second night. Amid their mix of Billy Preston's gospel funk and Stevie Ray Vaughan-inspired blues, Farris preached, "The power of love isn't just for church people. It's for everyone." Earlier, his sober interpretation of Prince's "Purple Rain" — delivered on a perfect back-porch night — was one of the festival's passionate elegies to the gender-bending, pop-rock king.

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