Best Bets for Feb. 22-24, 2013: Ronnie Dunn, Brandon Jenkins, JD McPherson and the OKC Philharmonic’s “Cole Porter Songbook”
Here are my Best Bets for entertainment around Oklahoma this weekend, as listed in Friday’s Weekend Look section of The Oklahoman. For more events, go to www.wimgo.com:
1. NORMAN — Catch country music star Ronnie Dunn, a former Tulsan, in concert at 8 p.m. Friday at Riverwind Casino, 1544 W State Highway 9. Information: 322-6464 or www.riverwind.com.
2. Listen to Oklahoma City Philharmonic perform the Pops concert “Cole Porter Songbook: Anything Goes!” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N Walker. Information: 842-5387 …
Interview: Country up-and-comer Brett Eldredge channels inspirations from Sinantra to Brooks & Dunn, opens tonight for Eli Young Band in Shawnee
A version of this story appears in Friday’s Weekend Look section of The Oklahoman.
Brett Eldredge channels inspirations from Frank Sinatra to Ronnie Dunn
The up-and-coming country singer-songwriter is opening for the Eli Young Band Saturday at Shawnee’s Grand Casino.
He was a teenager when he first heard former Tulsan Ronnie Dunn’s soaring tenor coming through the radio and decided right then he wanted to be a country singer-songwriter.
“The first time …
A version of this review appears in Friday’s Weekend Look section of The Oklahoman.
Jamey Johnson “Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran” (Mercury Records)
Jamey Johnson assembles an array of veritable living legends to pay homage to his late, legendary idol with “Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran.”
But the hall of fame credentials of Johnson’s duet partners are less impressive than the fervent respect they bring to the 16 masterworks from Cochran’s songbook. For …
New releases for Aug. 7, 2012: “We Walk the Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash,” “The Lorax,” Sherrilyn Kenyon’s “Time Untime”
Johnny Cash’s influence on a great variety of musicians was never more apparent than on Friday, April 20, at The Moody Theater in Austin, Texas, when the special concert and 80th birthday tribute, “We Walk the Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash,” featured an all-star list of talent paying tribute to the late, great country legend, his music, his roots and his heritage.
Debuting today on CD/DVD, the concert special features a wide spectrum of legendary musicians including Outlaw country pioneers (Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson), …
Former Tulsan Ronnie Dunn and his ex-musical partner Kix Brooks are among the 12 renowned songwriters who have been nominated for induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
According to a news release, the four nominees in the Songwriter/Artist category are: Dunn (whose credits include the hit “Believe”), Brooks (“Only In America”), Mary Chapin Carpenter (“Down At The Twist And Shout”), and Larry Gatlin (“Broken Lady”).
The eight nominees in the Songwriter category are: Tony Arata (“The Dance” by Garth Brooks ), Robert Byrne (“I …
What to do in Oklahoma on Feb. 9, 2012: Hear Ronnie Dunn in Tulsa or Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights in Oklahoma City
Today’s featured events:
CATOOSA – Hear country music star and former Tulsan Ronnie Dunn play at 8 tonight at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa, 777 W Cherokee.
“Tulsa is a great music town – and it was a crazy town in the day,” said Dunn in the concert announcement. “So Tulsa was this crazy mix-match of music styles at the time, and it was all there and very much alive. Live music was really important, and the club scene there …
For two decades, former Tulsan Ronnie Dunn was half of country music’s most successful duo. When Brooks & Dunn disbanded in 2010, Dunn realized he had unfinished business in a career as a solo artist that started in Tulsa in the late 1970s.
On Feb. 9, Dunn is returning to the city where it all began when he plays The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. Tickets start at $65 and go on sale Dec. 29.
Here are my picks for the top five events happening in Oklahoma this weekend,as listed in Friday’s Weekend Look section of The Oklahoman. For many more events, go to www.wimgo.com:
1. EL RENO — Chow down, hear live music and take in children’s activities at annual Fried Onion Burger Day Festival starting at 10 a.m. Saturday in downtown. Information: 262-8888 or www.elrenoburgerday.com.
Former Tulsan Ronnie Dunn debuted the music video for “Bleed Red,” his first post-Brooks & Dunn single, today on Country Music Television and CMT.com. To view the “Bleed Red” video, click here.
“Bleed Red” is the lead single from Dunn’s upcoming solo album, due out June 7.