Ed Roland, Tim Montana, Shelly Fairchild, Love & Theft and Earl Bud Lee Kick Off New Year with Rocking Nashville House Concert
February “house guests” to include Kristian Bush, Natalie Hemby and Chuck Wicks
January 8, 2018
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Ed Roland, songwriter and front man for the hit rock band Collective Soul, joined Nashville recording artist Tim Montana, independent Americana artist Shelly Fairchild, Country music duo Love & Theft and legendary songwriter Earl Bud Lee for a rousing and rocking Nashville House Concert on Jan. 4 to start the new year.
The new monthly music and variety series, co-hosted by SiriusXM’s Storme Warren and Country artist Joe Denim, featured Roland performing “December,” “The World I Know” and “Shine;” Fairchild performing “Damn Good Lover” and “Mississippi Turnpike;” Montana performing “Hillbilly Rich” and “Son of A Song” and Love & Theft (Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson) performing “Whiskey on My Breath” and “Angel Eyes.”
Live at Nashville’s historic War Memorial Auditorium, the house concert included several tributes our men and women in the Armed Forces, including a visit from two soldiers, Corey and Josh. In a special presentation, Montana thanked Corey for his service and presented him with an Epiphone Les Paul before his upcoming deployment overseas.
Taking on the house concert series’ songwriter challenge, Liles, Gunderson and Montana joined forces to write a new song, “Doing the Texas,” using audience-suggested words like marmalade, shenanigans, puppy, extravagant, and euphemism.
Special guests included legendary songwriter Earl Bud Lee, who performed “Who Are You When I’m Not Looking” and “Friends in Low Places,” and the music and comedy team of Williams and Ree (Bruce Williams and Terry Ree), now celebrating 50 years of comedy together, who performed “The Ding Dong Song.”
Led by bandleader Denim, the “It Is What It Is Band” included Dink Cook on bass (Toby Keith), Mica Roberts (Toby Keith) and Marty Slayton on background vocals, Sean Paddock (Kenny Chesney) on drums, Mike Durham (top session player) and Rich Eckhardt (Toby Keith) on dueling guitars.
Every performance of the monthly series showcases a diverse blend of talent from chart-topping artists, music legends, rising stars and accomplished songwriters and includes musical performances, imaginative interviews, surprise guests and unpredictable fun. February “house guests” include Kristian Bush, Natalie Hemby and Chuck Wicks. But as always, you never know who is going to show up.
Presented by Coca-Cola with partners Chef’s Market, Music City Light, NASH Icon 95.5 FM and NASH 103.3 FM, Nashville House Concerts take place on the first Thursday of each month through June 2018. The show is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. CT.
Tickets for all upcoming shows are $25 and on sale now at NashvilleHouseConcerts.com.