Hi, I'm Dave Marsh-Program Director and host of "The Ride" home weekday afternoons 3-7p on 104.5 WFMB.
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This Is Our Moment: The orange carpet rolled out for Kenny Chesney and a host of football heavyweights in Knoxville Wednesday (2/16) for the premiere of Chesney's new documentary The Color Orange: The Condredge Holloway Story. The film chronicles the life of Chesney's childhood hero and his rise to prominence as the first African-American quarterback to start in the Southeastern Conference. "Anytime you do something first, there is some adversity that comes along with that," Chesney told media before the invitation-only screening. "Condredge handled that with a lot of grace and style and with such positive attitude. It was inspiring for me."
Chesney admits he was hesitant to take on the project so soon after wrapping his first flick, Boys Of Fall. "We had been looking at football footage for 18 months straight," Chesney says. "And then [ESPN] called... My head just dropped. But I thought, 'You know what? I have to do this.' He described the opportunity as "a chance to make a film that's going to mean a lot to generations of people who were emotionally invested in Tennessee football, in college football and who understood Condredge's story and his journey and his adversity." Celebrity guests at the premiere included ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit, Todd Blackledge, Jon Gruden and Brad Nessler; UT alums Jason Witten, Pat Ryan and Peyton Manning; and coaches including Phil Fulmer, Derek Dooley and Bill Battle. The Color Orange premieres Sunday (2/20) at 8pm ET on ESPN-TV.
» This Justin:Justin Moore got his pyro on early while en route to a gig outside Detroit. As Moore and his crew slept, a small fire broke out early Wednesday (2/16) morning near the tour bus' generator. As smoke filled the cabin, the fire alarm woke the passengers and everyone evacuated to safety as Moore's bus driver extinguished the fire. "We're thankful that we're all safe, and feel blessed," Moore says. "It could've have been a lot worse than it was." The bus sustained minor smoke damage, and Moore and his crew were able to drive on to their hotel. No one was harmed and a new ride picked them up in Motor City to continue the Michigan run.
» Maxim, Um, Country:Country Strong actress Gwyneth Paltrow, Taylor Swift, Jessie James, Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler, Julie Roberts, Julianne Hough, Gloriana's Cheyenne Kimball, Miranda Lambert, Sara Evans, Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott and Sunny Sweeney are Maxim magazine's Hottest Women Of Country Music. View the list here.
» Old Glori: President Obama and First Lady Michelle have invited Gloriana to perform during an all-star White House tribute to Motown next Thursday (2/24). Smokey Robinson, Natasha Bedingfield, Sheryl Crow, Jamie Foxx and John Legend will also perform at The Motown Sound: In Performance At The White House, which will air on PBS-TV March 1. "It's such an honor to be asked to be a part of this celebration of Motown, especially at the White House in front of The President and First Lady," Tom Gossin says. "I think this will go down as one of the coolest things we have done to date."
» Festival Festival: Country Music Hall of Famer Loretta Lynn and Alison Krauss & Union Stationfeaturing Jerry Douglas are among the preliminary lineup of performers for the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. Ryan Bingham, Hayes Carll, Justin Townes Earle and Wanda Jackson will also perform. The multi-genre Manchester, TN event is scheduled the same weekend as the 2011 CMA Music Festival June 9-12. Details here.
» Rock The Vote:Randy Houser continues to solicit ACM newcomer votes by casting Kid Rock, Jamey Johnson, Lee Brice and Jerrod Niemann in the campaign video " The Secret Is Out On Randy Houser." Vote for your favorite newcomers through Feb. 24 at VoteACM.com.
» In Case You Missed It:Gretchen Wilson performed the Grammy-nominated "I'd Love To Be Your Last" on The Talk(2/14) and on the Tonight Show With Jay Leno (2/15). Good Morning America (2/16) hosted back-to-back country appearances with Darius Rucker Wednesday (2/16) and Keith Urban Thursday (2/17). Rucker performed " This," discussed taking his daughters to see Justin Bieber, played the " Your Three Words" game and went behind the scenes of the show. Keith Urban premiered "Without You," played " You Look Good In My Shirt," plugged Get Closer and revealed his appreciation for Katy Perry's " Teenage Dream." Follow the links for the footage.
Miranda Lambert is offering the Grammy performance of " The House That Built Me" through iTunes. A free download of the official video is also available. Follow the links for the footage.
Sugarland has returned from their media tour promoting the UK release of the Incredible Machine. The duo squeezed in a high tea and a spin on the one of the world's tallest ferris wheels, the London Eye, during their last day of the trek. Check out their UK adventure here.
According to People, an original Brad Paisley painting sold for $5,500 during a charity auction for the Nashville Film Festival Monday (2/14) in Nashville. The auction was held during Paisley's Bond-themed La Fête Du Cinéma event, which was co-hosted by Olympian Scott Hamilton.
Faith Hill will hit the runway to perform during the Nashville Symphony's 2011 Symphony Spring Fashion Show featuring Marchesa's fall collection. Proceeds from the April 26 event at Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center will benefit music education including the Thor Johnson Scholarship Fund. Details here.
The late Pee Wee King (2/18) Mary Chapin Carpenter (2/21)
Friday (2/18): Blake Shelton, Blake Shelton Live: It's All About Tonight (GAC).
Saturday (2/19): Thompson Square, Rodney Crowell, On The Streets (GAC).
Sunday (2/20): Brad Paisley, Martina McBride, Daytona 500 (FOX); Kenny Chesney and Condredge Holloway, The Color Orange: The Condredge Holloway Story (ESPN).
Monday (2/21): Larry Gatlin, Follow The Money (Fox Business Network).
Tuesday (2/22): Jason Aldean, Ellen DeGeneresShow (syndicated) and Conan (TBS).
Aaron Lewis Town Line (3/1) Sara EvansStronger (3/8) Charley PrideChoices (3/8)