Press Release: Ed Roland, Tim Montana, Shelly Fairchild, Love & Theft and Earl Bud Lee Kick Off New Year with Rocking Nashville House Concert

by Missy Wolf / 2285 days ago / Comments


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

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.

Photos from Jan 4 Nashville House Concert

Click for photos from the Jan. 4 performance of
Nashville House Concerts at War Memorial Auditorium.

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

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Since its dedication in 1925, War Memorial Auditorium has earned a stellar reputation with artists and audiences for its world-class acoustics; open floor and seated configurations; and charming neoclassical aesthetic. The War Memorial Auditorium, built originally to honor Tennesseans who fought and died in the First World War (1914-1918), is recognized for its distinctive architectural design. Architect Edward Dougherty achieved the American Institute of Architecture’s highest honor, the Gold Medal Award, for his work, and the building’s iconic statue, “Victory,” which stands in the center courtyard was designed by renowned American sculptor and Tennessee native, Belle Kinney. The venue has served as home to the Nashville Symphony (1925-1980) and the Grand Ole Opry (1939-1943), and it remains a premier concert venue for Nashville.


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About Missy Wolf

Missy Wolf Co-Founder, Editor, Journalist & Vice President of the American Country Music Association

From an early age I knew music and entertainment were in my blood. I have always been enamored with the idea of being in this industry, though I never wanted to be a front and center "Star". Taking the audience behind the scenes for up close conversations with the artists they love is where I want to be. Life in lyrics has always been my style, so as my favorite country artist Wade Hayes sings, I am living my life and chasing my dreams! Conducting interviews, meeting talented people and sharing stories and adventure are my passion. My new favorite hashtag is #iaskyouanswer, so stay tuned for more interviews, articles and adventures!