CMA Nominee Chris Stapleton Joins New Year’s Eve Lineup
Six Acts – Including Headliner Kings of Leon – at 2015 Jack Daniel’s Bash on Broadway will be Most Ever to Perform
NASHVILLE – CMA-nominated singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton will join headliner Kings of Leon at the 2015 Jack Daniel’s Bash on Broadway: New Year’s Eve in Music City (#NashvilleNYE), the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp (NCVC) announced today. The free concert and street party has grown from 15,000 in 2009 to more than 135,000 last year.
Previously announced acts include Nashville singer-songwriting duo Sugar + The Hi-Lows; Nashville-based rock trio The Whigs; Nashville-based indie rockers Wild Cub; and rising country star Kelsea Ballerini. The Grammy-winning Kings of Leon last performed in Music City in February at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in conjunction with the Sports Illustrated 2015 Swimsuit Fan Festival.
Stapleton (@ChrisStapleton) has the distinction this year of receiving his first Country Music Association award nomination for New Artist of the Year, while also being nominated in two other categories: Album of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year. Ballerini also earned a New Artist of the Year nomination and got a nod in the Female Vocalist of the Year category, as well.
“Chris Stapleton rounds out an already stellar lineup that reflects the diversity of music thriving in Music City and the depth of the talent here,” said Ken Levitan, chairman of the NCVC board of directors and president of Vector Management. “With a headliner like the Kings of Leon and an extensive roster of acts with broad appeal, this year’s concert is our biggest ever, and we expect a record crowd to ring in the New Year and make significant contributions to the city’s economic activity.”
While the crowd size will not be confirmed until the conclusion of the event, the NCVC is logistically planning for 150,000 visitors, which would be the largest New Year’s Eve event in Music City to date.
Revelers will ring in 2016 with the Music Note Drop®, triggering a fireworks display and confetti cannons as the countdown reaches the midnight mark. For details on the Jack Daniel’s Bash on Broadway: New Year’s Eve in Music City, go to visitmusiccity.com/newyearseve.
Jack Daniel’s Bash on Broadway: New Year’s Eve in Music City is produced by the NCVC for the city of Nashville and presented by Jack Daniel’s. The celebration is sponsored by Advance Financial, Anderson Benson Insurance, Carl Black Chevrolet, McDonald’s, Durango Boot, Korbel, Budweiser, Bud Light and Fetzer.
About Chris Stapleton
Chris Stapleton’s debut album, Traveller is out now to widespread acclaim on Mercury Records Nashville (iTunes, Amazon). Culminating a break-thorough year since the album’s release, Stapleton was recently nominated for “Album of the Year,” “Best New Artist” and “Male Vocalist of the Year” at the 49th annual CMA Awards. The awards ceremony will be broadcast on ABC live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, November 4.
Released in May, Traveller debuted at #2 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart with over 27,000 albums sold making it the best-selling first week by a debut country artist in 2015. Additionally, the record continues to receive overwhelming critical acclaim with “Best of 2015” attention at Rolling Stone, NPR Music, Entertainment Weekly, the Los Angeles Times, Stereogum, Taste of Country and Saving Country Music. With appearances on CBS’s “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” ABC’s “The View,” CBS’ “Late Show With David Letterman,” NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” CBS’ “This Morning” and NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert series, along with rave reviews from fellow artists, Traveller has been one of the most talked about albums of the year.
After selling out shows in New York City, Nashville, St. Louis, Athens, Macon, Knoxville, Charlottesville, Prestonsburg, KY and Tulsa, Stapleton will continue to bring his “killer” (Rolling Stone) live show to audiences nationwide, including dates with Warren Haynes and Jason Isbell.
Already a world-renowned songwriter, Stapleton has enjoyed six #1 hits, including Thomas Rhett’s “Crash and Burn,” as well as the five-week No. 1 “Never Wanted Nothing More” recorded by Kenny Chesney, George Strait’s “Love’s Gonna Make it Alright” and Luke Bryan’s “Drink A Beer.”
The Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp
The mission of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp is to maximize the economic contribution of the convention and tourism industry to the community by developing and marketing Nashville as a premier destination. Visit the NCVC’s website at www.visitmusiccity.com, tune in to our internet radio station at www.highway65radio.com, and follow us on social media: