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One week from tonight we have Jeff Bridges and The Abiders at the Ryman! Tickets are available now click here.

Jeff Bridges & The Abiders are hitting the road this summer and have announced a dozen new concert dates including the band’s very first east coast outing! Since the release of Bridges’ acclaimed self-titled album on Blue Note Records, the band has been performing live across the U.S. from clubs to theatres to the famed Stagecoach country music festival.


An Oscar-winner for his portrayal of a grizzled former country music legend in the 2009 film Crazy Heart, actor, songwriter, and musician Jeff Bridges released his debut album Be Here Soon in 2000 and his self-titled major-label follow up on Blue Note Records in 2011. Produced by Bridges’ Crazy Heart collaborator, the Academy Award-winning, multiple-Grammy Award-winning songwriter, musician, and producer T Bone Burnett, the album was a culmination of their more than three decade personal, professional, and musical friendship (the two met in 1980 on the set of Heaven’s Gate). View the video for the track “What A Little Bit of Love Can Do” online here.

Bridges’ musical endeavors have led him to perform at Neil Young’s annual Bridge School Benefit concert, the charity-single remake of “We Are the World,” with his band on the Today Show, Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Austin City Limits, Live with Regis & Kelly, The Colbert Report, live sessions for Yahoo!, SiriusXM, AOL Music, and shows across the country. Currently, Bridges is writing and recording material for his untitled third studio album.

This summer Bridges will be seen in the upcoming sci-fi drama The Giver, based on the novel by Lois Lowry. Bridges plays the “Giver” in a futuristic, seemingly utopian society that gradually begins to fall apart when Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) is selected to inherit the position of “Receiver of Memory” and learn about war, pain, suffering, choice and differences in the “real” world. 

ENTER TO WIN A WEEKEND IN NASHVILLE TO SEE JERRY LEE LEWIS

The one and only Jerry Lee Lewis plays the historic Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville on Saturday, October 4, 2014. And this is your chance to experience one legendary artist perform on a legendary stage. Tickets for the concert go on sale Friday, August 22 at 10:00 a.m. click here to buy tickets.

One lucky winner will receive:

2 Tickets to Jerry Lee Lewis at Ryman Auditorium on 10/4

2 Tickets to the Grand Ole Opry on 10/3

2 Night Hotel Accommodations at Nashville Airport Marriott 10/3 and 10/4

1 Music City Backstage Attraction Pass – Good for 2 people to over 30 attractions and venues throughout the city

Music City Gift Bag

Jerry Lee Lewis at the Ryman Oct 4 on sale 08/22 at 10am 🎹🎶🎶

#tbt “Art of Almost” with Wilco at the Ryman

Country Music Hall of Famer Kris Kristofferson will perform an intimate solo acoustic show at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium on Saturday September 13 at 8:00 p.m.  All proceeds will go to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 15 at 10:00 a.m. 

Kristofferson ranks among the most versatile of American talents. He’s been a Golden Gloves boxer, a Rhodes scholar, a college football player, an acclaimed actor, a military officer, a helicopter pilot, a Grammy-winner and an icon.

In the Nashville beginning, Kristofferson threw away a promising military career in favor of life as what he sometimes calls, “A songwriting bum.” He had excelled at most everything he’d ever tried, save for singing and songwriting, but it was the singing and the writing that called to him. He wound up penning classics including “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Help Me Make It Through the Night,” “Sunday Morning Coming Down” and “For The Good Times,” as well as a slew of other empathetic, incisive gems. Kristofferson—along with contemporaries Tom T. Hall, Mickey Newbury, Willie Nelson, John Prine and Guy Clark—enhanced the scope of country music songwriting, focusing on layering, nuance, empathy and emotional truth.

“Going back to the beginning, the songs have been reflections of where I was at that point in my life,” he says. “I always try to be as honest as I can in the songwriting, otherwise there’s no point in doing it: I might as well be doing an advertising job or something. And what I’m finding, to my pleasant surprise at this age, is that I’m more inclined to laughter than tears. I hope I’ll feel this creative and this grateful until they throw dirt over me.”

His renown as a songwriter triggered Kristofferson’s successful career as a performer and that, in turn, brought him to the attention of Hollywood, leading to his flourishing career as a film actor. Kristofferson has acted in more than 70 films and in 1977, he won a Golden Globe for Best Actor in “A Star Is Born.”  He’s appeared in cult favorites including the “Blade” trilogy, “Lone Star,” “A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries,” “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore,” “Blume In Love,” “Cisco Pike,” and “Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid.” Recent films include “Fast Food Nation,”  “Dreamer: Inspired By A True Story,” “The Jacket,” “Silver City,” “He’s Just Not That In To You” and “Dolphin Tale.”

Heralded as an artist’s artist, the three-time Grammy® winner has recorded 28 albums, including three with pals Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings as part of the Highwaymen. Kristofferson has spent four decades performing concerts all over the world, in most recent years in a solo acoustic setting, which puts the focus on the songs. “There’s an honesty in the sparseness.  It feels like direct communication to the listener,” he says.  “I still have more fun when I’m with the band, but being alone is freer, somehow.  It’s like being an old blues guy, just completely stripped away.”

Kristofferson has reached living legend status, but that hasn’t changed or hindered his creativity. His current CD, “Feeling Mortal” contains eleven gems that explore love, gratitude, aging, and his ever-present theme of freedom.

In addition to many other awards, Kristofferson is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, winner of the prestigious Johnny Mercer Award from the Songwriter Hall of Fame, and was honored with the American Veteran’s Association’s Veteran of the Year Award in 2002. For Kristofferson’s 70th birthday in 2006, his friends and admirers gifted him with a tribute CD, “The Pilgrim: A Celebration of Kris Kristofferson.” Noted artists including Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell and Rosanne Cash, recorded 17 of Kristofferson’s compositions for the tribute. In 2007, Kristofferson was honored with the Johnny Cash Visionary Award from Country Music Television and in 2009 BMI lauded Kristofferson with the Icon Award. He received the Frances Preston Music Industry Award from the T.J. Martell Foundation in 2012. In 2014, Kristofferson was honored with a Grammy® Lifetime Achievement Award and the PEN Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence Award.

Funds raised through the All For the Hall concerts support the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s preservation efforts, exhibitions and educational programs that teach audiences about the enduring beauty and cultural importance of country music.

Congrats to our GM Sally Williams who was named as a honoree in the inaugural Women in Music City Awards!

Now playing in the Ryman PR office: setlist/playlist from @davidgray’s show here on Saturday …