• Blog, News, Uncategorized

    Posted on January 26th, 2013

    Written by chuck

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    Shows

    Well Friends and Neighbors

    I hope everybody’s new year is good so far. Just a little update. I’m here in Las Vegas until February putting together another production of  ”Million Dollar Quartet” the Broadway musical in which I act as Music supervisor/arranger/director. We open at Harrah’s on the strip in Vegas on February 19th so if you happen to be there I suggest you catch this show. These guys and gals are fantastic!

    http://www.las-vegas-theater.com/theaters/harrahs-showroom/million-dollar-quartet.php?gclid=CLyij5XYhrUCFYp_QgodDTkAcg

    I also want to let you know that there are a number of my own shows coming up starting in March. The 8th & 9th I’ll be joining Todd Snider’s Traveling What The Folk Show in New York and Alexandria, VA. Ms Elizabeth Cook and Kevin Gordon are on the shows too so it will be an all Nashville extravaganza!

    My Grassy Knoll Boys and I will be doing SXSW this year again but this time, we’re going to hang around down in Texas and play a few dates. Check out all the show dates right here on chuckmead.com!

    I hope to see you all soon.

    Peace, Love and Ernest Tubb

    CM

  • Blog, News, Uncategorized

    Posted on December 3rd, 2012

    Written by chuck

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    December

    Hey Friends and Neighbors

    Well it’s been a while since we’ve talked. Don’t think I had forgotten to write – its just I’ve been pretty busy. I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and Black Friday didn’t wipe you out. This is a little note to catch you up on what’s up in CM world.

    At the end of October the Grassy Knoll Boys and myself went on fantastic and successful tour out west with Miss Loretta Lynn. We’d like to thank Patsy and Peggy and Miss Loretta for treating us so well and the band for all the great pickin’ together during the trip.

    Currently we are on a tour with our buddies Old Crow Medicine Show and the crowds have been incredible. If we’re in your area catch the show because the Old Crow boys are on top of their game and we’re trying to do our part to add to the excitement. Check out tour dates for more info.

    A little while ago I was asked by the fine folks at Plowboy Records to record a Christmas song originally released by Mr. Eddy Arnold called “Will Santa Come To Shantyown?” The GKB and I were happy to do that classic holiday song with one of our heroes Cheetah Crome producing the track. It will be available as a digital single starting December 4th.Hit the link below for more info.

    http://www.cmtedge.com/2012/11/28/chuck-mead-seeks-santa-in-shanty-town/

    Also, earlier this summer, we had a little BR5-49 reunion show that was very inspiring. During rehearsals we jumped across the street and recorded a Christmas song too. The first new BR recording in quite a while. It’s a Gary Bennett penned song called “Truckstop Christmas” and will be available on a compilation recording called “East Nashville Christmas.” The proceeds from the record go to the National Health Care for the Homeless Council. It’s a great cause and there are lots of great artists on the record so if you see it, pick it up and you’ll have some fine seasonal music and support a great cause.

    That’s it for now. I hope everyone has a happy holiday season and here’s hoping to see all of you in 2013! Lets just get past this Mayan December 21st deadline…

    Peace, Love and Ernest Tubb

    CM

  • Blog, News

    Posted on September 2nd, 2012

    Written by chuck

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    September

    Hey Friends & Neighbors

     

    We’re fresh back from the A Prairie Home Companion Cruise and all I can say is, “It was a trip of a lifetime.”  Thanks to the Prairie Home staff and especially Mr Garrison Keillor for inviting us along. We made some great friends and visited some of the the most fantatsic places in the world.

     

    And now to September. Coming up this weekend we have some shows in the upper midwest and Ol’ Kentucky. On the 6th we return to the Arc in Ann Arbor, MI then on to the mighty Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland, OH. We end up the weekend at Cosmic Charlie’s in Lexington, KY. If you’re near any of these places, we’d love to see you.

    This month, of course, is  the Americana Music Association’s Festival and Conference here in Nashville  the 12th through the 15thand the GKBs and I will be making our appearence at The Basement on Friday the 14th. I hope Grimey will be at the sound board!

    americanamusic.org/about-conference

     

    On Wednesday the 19th we’re at the Legendary Station Inn here in Nashville. I’m inviting some friends down to play with us that night so anything can happen. But then again, Ann and Lynn always make sure of that.

    That’s it for now kiddies. Hope to see y’all sometime somewhere this month!

     

    Peace, Love and Ernest Tubb

    CM

  • Blog, News

    Posted on August 1st, 2012

    Written by chuck

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    Old Virginny

    Hey Friends and Neighbors

    This week The Grassy Knoll Boys and I are heading to Old Virginny to play a few dates in the land of lovers! Thursday August 2nd the boys and I hit the stage at  Ashland Coffee and Tea for a show. I believe the last I played there was the mid 2000′s with the BR5-49.

    http://ashlandcoffeeandtea.com

    On Saturday the 4th of August we’ll have the honor of playing a special Open House show for Arlington’s Signature Theater. Come on down and see what they have going on this new season.  There will be lots of fun to be had and a good old blow out!

    http://www.signature-theatre.org/open-house

    Then on Sunday, the 5th, I’ll be in Vienna, VA to do a nice Sunday Honky Tonk session at Jammin’ Java! Come on down!

    http://jamminjava.com/home/main/home

    All in Old Virginny!

    Peace, Love and Ernest Tubb

    CM

  • Blog, News, Uncategorized

    Posted on June 15th, 2012

    Written by chuck

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    Mouthful

    Hey Kids!

    June 19th I’ll play a special solo performance at the Living Room In New York city for the Folk Alliance showcase at the New Music Seminar. It’s a mouthful to say but easy to attend! Come on down and see some great singer songwriters in lovely comfortable surroundings!

    Peace, Love and Ernest Tubb
    CM
  • Blog, News, Uncategorized

    Posted on May 29th, 2012

    Written by chuck

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    Cruisin’

    Hey Friends & Neighbors

    There are a few things to let you all in on this month.

    First, I’ll be guest-hosting for Jim Lauderdale on the Music City Roots Show this Wednesday May 30th. The guests on this week’s show are Alejandro Escovedo, Scott Simontacchi, Tristen, Trace Bundy and Josh Oliver

    musiccityroots.com/

     

    Coming up on June 2, I’ll be appearing along with my Grassy Knoll Boys at “The Musician’s Corner”  a weekly event all summer long at the band shell in Centennial Park here in Nashville. They are kid-friendly shows with many different artists. Should be fun start of the summer.

    musicianscornernashville.com/

     

    Then the next weekend I believe we’re the only act that is playing both the CMA Musicfest and Bonnaroo! A weekend of Hillbillies and Hippies! I love ‘em all!

    On June 8th at 4:30pm we’ll be playing at LP Field in Nashville at the inaugural BMI Tailgate Party at the CMA Music Festival.

    www.bmi.com/news/entry/557321

    Then on June 9th we’ll travel to Manchester, TN to play the famed Bonnaroo Music Festival where we’ll appear on the Troo Music Lounge Stage  at 6:40pm

    www.bonnaroo.com/

     

    In August, we’ll be cruisin’. That’s right, CM & His Grassy Knoll Boys are playing on the 2012 A Prairie Home Companion Cruise! The trip starts on August 19th in Amsterdam and 10 days with stops in Vigo Spain, Lisbon Portugal, Cadiz Spain, Tangier Morocco (that’s right, Africa), Malaga Spain and ending in Barcelona. It would be nice to see some of you on that ship…should be the trip of a lifetime!

    prairiehome.publicradio.org/features/cruise/2012/

     

    I’m sure there will be more to come this summer concerning CM & His GKB so please check in with us on Facebook, Twitter and www.chuckmead.com/

     

    Peace, Love and Ernest Tubb

    CM

  • Blog, News

    Posted on May 4th, 2012

    Written by chuck

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    Amp’d

     

    Hey I’m playing at Merlejam tonight at Knuckleheads Saloon in Kansas City, MO. I’ve partnered with a cool new app called Amp’d that allows you to see the setlist, vote for the encore song, and buy my music from iTunes with one click. Download it here on your iPhone or Android smartphone: http://www.ampdapp.com/download/

    Peace Love and Ernest Tubb

    CM

  • Blog, News, Uncategorized

    Posted on May 2nd, 2012

    Written by chuck

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    Old Home Weekend

    Hey Friend & Neighbors

    This upcoming weekend will be old home weekend with shows at the Old Rock House in St. Louis on Thursday May 3rd, Knuckleheads in Kansas City, Mo on Friday the 4th and The Lawrence Arts Center in Lawrence, KS on Saturday the 5th. There will be a special screening of the film of the making of “Back At The Quonset Hut”  at the Arts Center in Lawrence. If you’re in the area, I hope you can make one of these shows!

    http://oldrockhouse.com/

    http://www.knuckleheadskc.com/

    http://www.lawrenceartscenter.org/

    Peace, Love & Ernest Tubb

    CM

  • Blog, News

    Posted on April 24th, 2012

    Written by chuck

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    Big Night

    Hello Friends & Neighbors

    This Saturday night will indeed be a big night as my Grassy Knoll Boys and I will appear on the famed radio show “A Prairie Home Companion” that will be broadcast live from the historic Ryman Auditorium here in Nashville and then, before we can even catch our collective breath, we’ll scoot across town to the Opry House and play on the Grand Ole Opry.

    Tune in to both!

    http://prairiehome.publicradio.org/

    http://www.wsmonline.com/

    Peace, Love and Ernest Tubb

    CM

  • Blog, News, Uncategorized

    Posted on April 18th, 2012

    Written by chuck

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    Two Shows with the Mavericks!

    Hey Friends & Neighbors

    Just a word to remind y’all that I’ll be playing on the Opry Country Classics show this Thursday so tune in to the “Air Castle of the South” 650WSM or log on to wsmonline.com.

    Then Friday and Saturday, my good buddies, The Mavericks, are playing a couple of warm up shows here in Nashville at 3rd & Lindsley and I’ll be starting the show. It’ll be just like the old days! I’m sure, just like the old days, things will get broken. If you’re around come on down and help break things! All proceeds go to charity.

    http://3rdandlindsley.com/apr.html

    Then, Monday the 23rd, I’ll be appearing on the Tennessee Shines radio show on WVDX in Knoxville, TN. Click on the links below for more info and to listen in.

    http://www.wdvx.com/tennessee_shines.html

    http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/238196

    http://wdvx.com/webcast.html

     

    Peace, Love and Ernest Tubb

    CM

     

  • News

    Posted on April 10th, 2012

    Written by chuck

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    April Radio

    Hey Friends & Neighbors!

    Time for the April update and this month there will be lots of radio. Thanks Marconi!

    I will be a guest on the Music City Roots show on Wednesday April 11. Hosted by Jim Lauderdale along with announcer Keith Bilbrey, MCR is a weekly radio program that features all sorts of roots music and different guests every week. Check it out!

    http://musiccityroots.com/

    On the 19th I will be once again appearing on the Opry Country Classics Show on the Air castle of the South 650 WSM and wsmonline.

    http://www.opry.com/

    Then on the 23rd I will be doing another weekly radio show out of Knoxville, TN called Tennessee Shines. Check it out if you haven’t already.

    http://www.wdvx.com/tennessee_shines.html

    Better yet, if you’re in the area come down to on of these great radio shows!

    Peace, Love and Ernest Tubb

    CM

  • Blog, News

    Posted on March 7th, 2012

    Written by chuck

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    Two Kinds of Radio

    Hey Friends and Neighbors

    I am proud to say that over the next few days I will be doing two kinds of radio. Firstly, tonight starting at 7pm CST I will be stepping in for my buddy Jim Lauderdale as host of the Music City Roots Live From The Loveless Cafe. Tonight’s guests are The Roys, Humming House, David Olney and The Steeldrivers.

    http://musiccityroots.com/

    Then tomorrow afternoon between 2 and 3pm CST I’ll be spinning records on the Air Castle of the South WSM 650.Can you believe it, they’re letting me take over for an hour! Hope you tune in!

    http://www.wsmonline.com/

     

    Peace, Love & Ernest Tubb

    CM

     

     

  • News

    Posted on February 19th, 2012

    Written by brenda

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    CHUCK MEAD SET TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM FEBRUARY 28

    FEATURES SPECIAL GUESTS BOBBY BARE, ELIZABETH COOK, JAMEY JOHNSON AND OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW

    Back At The Quonset Hut, the new studio album from renowned musician and performer Chuck Mead, will be released February 28 on Ramseur Records. Named after the legendary studio in which it was recorded, the album features versions of twelve classic country songs and includes special guest appearances by Bobby Bare, Elizabeth Cook, Jamey Johnson and Old Crow Medicine Show as well members of Nashville’s original “A” Team (Harold Bradley, Hargus “Pig” Robbins, Bob Moore and Buddy Spicher). In addition to the album, a documentary of the recording process will also be released in February. A trailer of the film is available to view here.

    The Quonset Hut (also known as Bradley Film & Recording Studios) was Nashville’s first music studio in the neighborhood that eventually became known as “Music Row.” Countless world-renowned artists recorded at the studio during its heyday including, Ray Price, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Tammy Wynette, Simon & Garfunkel, Roger Miller, Patsy Cline, Clyde McPhatter, Gene Pitney, Bob Dylan, George Jones and Johnny Horton, among many others. After closing in 1982, the studio went unused until Mike Curb donated money to turn it back into a studio and place of learning, by placing it in the hands of Belmont University’s music program. On making the album, Mead comments, “I wanted to make the record the old way, with all the musicians playing together in one room so it’s a musical performance instead of piecemeal recording. We decided it would be perfect to record my classic country record at the Hut—the quintessential Nashville studio—with Belmont students helping. I liked the idea because I could record the way I wanted, and at the same time, expose young engineers to a way of recording that maybe they’re not used to. The main thing, though, was to make sure that the record didn’t become a museum piece. A good song is eternal and I wanted to take the eternal spirit of the songs and show how they were still vital today.”

    Mead is originally known as a founding member of the Grammy-nominated country outfit, BR5-49, who Vanity Fair asserts, “helped revive the live-music scene on Lower Broad in the mid-1990s by infusing their traditional honky-tonk style with a contemporary, youthful energy.” After partying ways in 2005, Mead went on to release his celebrated 2009 solo album, Journeyman’s Wager, and, most recently has acted as the musical director for the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Million Dollar Quartet. The production is now running in New York, Chicago and on tour with Broadway Across America.

    In celebration of the release, Mead will perform a special release concert at Nashville’s Belcourt Theatre on Tuesday, February 28.

    Visit the online shop to order Back at the Quonset Hut.

  • News

    Posted on January 27th, 2012

    Written by chuck

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    Showdates!

    Hey Friend & Neighbors!
    There are some show dates coming in now that I think you should know about. I will be on the road this year to promote my new record “Back At The Quonset Hut.” I kick off the touring season here in Nashville at the historic Belcourt Theater where there will be special guest appearances and a screening of the mini documentary about the making of the record. Check out the trailer by clicking here.

    See you all on the road this year and as always,
    Peace, Love and Ernest Tubb
    CM

  • News, Uncategorized

    Posted on December 16th, 2011

    Written by chuck

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    Happy Holidays

    Hey Friends and Neighbors
    Success! Thanks to the kind benevolence of many fine people, we met our goal in our Kickstarter campaign. Thanks to all who helped make “Back At The Quonset Hut” a reality. We could not have done it without you!
    I’d like to wish you all happy holidays and I hope to see you in the new year!

    Peace, Love and Ernest Tubb
    CM

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