Congrats to Glen Campbell, who was recently announced as the Academy of Country Music’s 2016 “Career Achievement Award” recipient!
Past recipients of this prestigious award include Vince Gill, Kenny Rogers, Alabama, Tim McGraw, Toby Keith, John Anderson, Faith Hill, Ronnie Milsap, Johnny Paycheck, Carl Perkins, and Reba McEntire.
The 51st ACM Awards air Sunday April 3rd at 8/7c on CBS. Click here for more info!
Jason Mraz did an unbelievably generous thing recently in Carlsbad, CA. In a total surprise and shock to the boys and girls of the Banding Together charity (helping special needs teen and young adult students through music therapy), Jason showed up to play some songs with the group!! As you’ll see in the video clip, the reaction from the kids will give you both a smile and goose bumps.
We actually “tricked” the students and told them that we had no music for that night since no one showed up. So we had one of the students (Evan) point to an empty chair and announce “Jason Mraz” just to see what might happen, if maybe he said it loud enough. Now…it just so happens that about a year ago, Evan taped an impassioned request for a YouTube video, asking Jason to come to his Banding Together event some day. Anyway, when Evan announced the introduction “loud enough,” suddenly out of the back, there appeared…No Way!…JASON MRAZ! It was quite a moment.
Jason was gracious enough to stay and personally meet each and every Banding Together student, sign autographs and take individual photos and answer their questions. Jason, you are a kind sole and THANK YOU!!
Sublime is set to reissue their original Skunk Records album, JAH WON’T PAY THE BILLS, on vinyl for the first time! This was a cassette-only release 25 years ago sold out of the trunk of their cars before they got signed. It’s re-mastered from the original analog tapes with Brian “Big Bass” Gardner and will also be reissued on cassette tape. In addition, 420 limited edition Green Cassettes and 420 limited edition Green Vinyl will be available at random. All formats will be available April 16th, 2016 at your local RECORD STORE DAY indie shops.