• Thursday Video Spotlight: The Swon Brothers, 'Pray for You'

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    Muskogee’s The Swon Brothers – Zach and Colton Swon – have released the music video for their inspirational song “Pray for You.” The country music duo encounters a criminal in crisis in the compelling mini-movie. “Pray for You” is featured on “The Voice” standout’s debut, self-titled 2014 album, released on Sony’s Arista Nashville label. -BAM

  • Tickets on sale Friday for Kenny Chesney's May 14 Tulsa show

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    TULSA – Country music superstar Kenny Chesney will bring his “The Big Revival Tour” to Oklahoma for a May 14 show at the BOK Center, 200 S Denver. Released in fall 2014, “The Big Revival,” his 13th No. 1 Billboard Country Album debut, has already yielded his 25th No. 1 with the multiple week chart-topper […]

  • Built to Spill to play ACM@UCO Performance Lab May 21; tickets on sale Friday

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    Idaho indie rockers Built to Spill will perform in concert May 21 at the ACM@UCO Performance Lab, 329 E Sheridan in Bricktown. Wooden Indian Burial Ground will open the show. Tickets go on sale at midnight Friday and are priced at $22. For tickets and information, go to www.ticketstorm.com. -BAM

  • What to do in Oklahoma on March 5, 2015: Hear Samantha Crain play a free show at The Deli

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    Today’s featured event: NORMAN – Hear acclaimed Oklahoma singer-songwriter Samantha Crain play a free show from 8 to 10 tonight at The Deli, 309 White Street. Fellow Oklahomans The Handsome Devils play at 10 p.m. For more information, go to thedeli.us. For more events, go to newsok.com/events. -BAM

  • Modest Mouse to play April 24 at the Diamond Ballroom; tickets on sale Friday

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    Alternative rock band Modest Mouse will play an April 24 show at the Diamond Ballroom, 8001 S Eastern Ave. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at Buy For Less locations in OKC, Reasor’s and Starship Records in Tulsa, by phone at (866) 977-6849 and www.protix.com. Tickets are priced at $41 in advance and […]

  • Jimmy Webb to pay tribute to Glen Campbell with May Oklahoma City shows

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    Songwriters Hall of Famer Jimmy Webb, an Elk City native, will pay tribute to country music legend Glen Campbell at two home-state shows May 8-9 at the Blue Door, 2805 N McKinley. Campbell, who scored huge hits in the late 1960s with Webb’s songs “Wichita Lineman,” “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” and “Galveston,” […]

  • Wednesday Video Spotlight: Vince Gill to make cameo on ABC show 'Nashville' TONIGHT

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    Oklahoma native and Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill is making a cameo appearance tonight on the ABC show “Nashville,” which airs at 9 p.m. (which is about now). Fittingly, Gill will appear in scenes set in the Grand Ole Opry. Here is a sneak peek: -BAM

  • Wednesday Video Spotlight: Bixby singer Corey Kent White joins Team Blake on 'The Voice'

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    The Oklahoma boys were sticking together on “The Voice” during Tuesday night’s blind auditions, as Bixby singer Corey Kent White chose Oklahoma country music superstar Blake Shelton over pop singer/producer Pharrell Williams. White, 20, who has been performing since he was 11 years old when he joined the Western swing band Oklahoma Stomp, was the […]

  • Wednesday Video Spotlight: Third 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' trailer

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    The third trailer for the superhero sequel “Avengers: Age of Ultron” was released today, and be sure you watch all 2 minutes and 18 seconds. If you do, you’ll get the first glimpse of Paul Bettany in the flesh – er, let’s just say in three dimensions. Bettany has long voiced Tony Stark/Iron Man’s computerized […]

  • Rascal Flatts, Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, Jason Aldean and more to play CMA Music Festival

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – CMA Music Festival announced today that country music superstars Rascal Flatts (which includes Joe Don Rooney of Picher), Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Neal McCoy, Oak Ridge Boys, Brad Paisley, Thomas Rhett, Darius Rucker, Cole […]

  • Trisha Yearwood appearing on QVC today to promote her new cookbook

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    Country music star, Food Network Host and New York Times best-selling cookbook author Trisha Yearwood, a former Owasso resident, is scheduled to appear on QVC throughout the day today, with an item from Green Pan and her cookbook, “Trisha’s Table.” Yearwood will be presenting the QVC Today’s Special Value, the Green Pan 11-Piece Cookware Set […]

  • Shania Twain coming to Oklahoma City Aug. 12 on first North American tour in 11 years

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    One of the world’s best-selling female artist in history, Shania Twain, has announced her first North American tour in more than 11 years, titled “Rock This Country.” The tour includes an Aug. 12 show at Chesapeake Energy Arena, the venue announced this morning The 48-date run comes hot on the heels of her hit two-year residency […]

  • Olivia Munn, Julia Roberts, Maggie Gyllenhaal and more to receive Gracies Awards

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    LOS ANGELES – Over the past 40 years, the Alliance for Women In Media Foundation has annually honored exemplary women and men in the media and entertainment industry – individuals who are pioneers in their respective fields and lead by example. This year’s 40th Anniversary Gracies Awards, in support of the foundation’s educational programs, charitable […]

  • Oklahoma City Philharmonic Maestro Joel Levine to step down in 2018

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    Maestro Joel Levine, founding music director and conductor of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, has informed the philharmonic’s board of directors of his decision to accept one final three-year contract, before stepping down as music director at the end of the 2017-2018 season, according to a news release. Philharmonic President John Higginbotham praised Maestro Levine’s significant […]

  • What to do in Oklahoma on March 4, 2015: Hear pianist Wayne McEvilly perform his last Oklahoma lunchtime show at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    Today’s featured event: Wayne McEvilly, a longtime performer with Arts Council Oklahoma City, will be performing one last Art Moves performance before his departure from Oklahoma from noon to 1 p.m. today at the auditorium of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive. McEvilly will be playing classical improvisations to a backdrop that […]

  • Rascal Flatts begins Las Vegas residency, sings national anthem at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Sunday

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Superstar country trio Rascal Flatts, which includes Joe Don Rooney of Picher, kicked off last Wednesday its”Rascal Flatts Vegas Riot!,” the first-ever country residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.  The live shows saw the group connecting with fans on a more personal level at The Joint’s intimate 4,000 […]

  • Reba McEntire presents Kix Brooks with first CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Revered Country Music Hall of Fame member Reba McEntire, an Oklahoma native who hails from Chockie, presented the first CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award to acclaimed artist, radio personality, entrepreneur, and esteemed member of the CMA Board of Directors Kix Brooks at a prestigious evening in his honor Monday at City Winery in […]

  • Big Smo postpones this week's Tulsa and Stillwater dates

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Country rapper Big Smo has postponed four shows scheduled for this week, including his Wednesday concert at Tulsa’s IDL Ballroom and Thursday show at Stillwater’s Tumbleweed. Word of the postponements just came down this afternoon in an email from a publicist with Big Smo’s label, Warner Music Nashville. “Due to unforeseen circumstances, Big Smo has […]

  • Carrie Underwood announces birth of her son, Isaiah Michael Fisher, on Facebook

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Checotah native Carrie Underwood took to her official Facebook page this morning to announce that she and husband Mike Fisher, who plays for the Nashville Predators National Hockey League team,  have welcomed their first child, a son named Isaiah Michael Fisher. “Tiny hands and tiny feet…God has blessed us with an amazing gift! Isaiah Michael […]

  • What to do in Oklahoma on March 3, 2015: Hear Avi Avital & the Venice Baroque Orchestra at Armstrong Auditorium in Edmond

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    EDMOND – Grammy-nominated mandolinist Avi Avital joins the Venice Baroque Orchestra to perform a program of Italian Baroque masterpieces at 7:30 tonight at the Armstrong Auditorium, 14400 S Bryant Road. Recognized by the New York Times for his “exquisitely sensitive playing” and “stunning agility,” Avital is known one of the world’s most exciting and entrepreneurial musicians. Founded […]




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