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The Soul2Soul II tour has had to reschedule the weekend concerts scheduled for Cleveland, Ohio and Charleston, WV, due an attack of bronchitis suffered by Tim McGraw. The Saturday (July 1) appearance in Cleveland has been rescheduled for July 30. Tour organizers are working to reschedule Sunday's (July 2) show in Charleston. Next scheduled stop for the Soul2Soul II tour is set to resume Wednesday (July 5) in New Orleans with a charity concert to assist Gulf Coast relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
CHECK OUT THE ANNUAL “A CAPITOL FOURTH” ON PBS
Tune in to multi-award-winning A Capitol Fourth on PBS on Tuesday, July 4. It's America's premier birthday celebration. This year's new concert host Jason Alexander, a seven-time Emmy nominee, will lead an unrivaled evening of patriotic and uplifting music followed by a spectacular display of fireworks over the Washington Monument. America's premier Independence Day holiday concert will feature performances from some of the country's best known and award-winning musical artists, including country's JO DEE MESSINA performing with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Erich Kunzel.
Capping the show will be a rousing rendition of Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" featuring the U.S. Army Herald Trumpets and complete with live cannon fire provided by the United States Army Presidential Salute Battery, an audience favorite and now A Capitol Fourth tradition. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the National Symphony Orchestra, which will be commemorated by a visual and musical trip down the Orchestra's illustrious memory lane.
Josh Turner was one of the performers who participated in the pre-taped 4th of July special An American Celebration At Ford’s Theater. The show will air July 4 on ABC at 10 p.m. ET. He will also perform at Nashville’s July 4th celebration.
Blaine Larsen and his new bride Sammie recently bought their first house and will relocate next month from Blaine’s native Washington state to the Nashville area.
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