CIRCLE NETWORK ANNOUNCES NEW SERIES, “LANDMARKS: THE STAGES OF COUNTRY MUSIC” SET TO PREMIERE ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9

Celebrating some of the most famed nationwide country music stages with featured commentary from country stars including Sara Evans, Brothers Osborne, Lindsay Ell, Charlie Worsham, Emmylou Harris, Carly Pearce and more!

 

NASHVILLE, TN — June 7, 2021— Landmarks: The Stages of Country Music is a new primetime series on Circle that celebrates some of the most famed country music stages in the U.S where music memories are made. The series features cherished recounts of various country music artists’ relationships with these venues. Each half-hour episode highlights a new location, will share what ultimately makes each of these venues so special and will dive into the sounds, smells, history, people and stories of the highlighted destinations. Country stars tell why these are some of their favorite places to play and include special guest appearances from Sara Evans, Brothers Osborne, Lindsay Ell, Charlie Worsham, Emmylou Harris, Carly Pearce, Robert Earl Keen, Jon Randall, and more!

I love writing and recording songs, but it’s on the stage where I feel most alive. Nothing compares to the energy that is exchanged when I am performing my songs directly to fans,” said singer-songwriter Lindsay Ell. “Nashville has some of the most incredible stages in the world which have helped me become the performer I am today, and I am thrilled to offer a glimpse into my experiences on these stages.

The pulse of the music industry are the stages of all sizes scattered across the United States.  In today’s fractured world, live music is more important as a unifying force than ever before,”  said Evan Haiman, Circle Network’s SVP of Content. “Circle is proud to give a platform to the heart and soul of the music scene in its first-ever documentary series.”

Fans will get an inside look at the happenings of The Station Inn, Tootsie’s, The Tennessee Theatre, The Grand Ole Opry, The Ryman, Billy Bob’s, Stubb’s BBQ and Gruene Hall, among a variety of other renowned music venues. Viewers will undoubtedly get the best seat in the house and experience the stages that helped shape country music.

So proud to be a part of the Landmarks series. The production team did such a great job capturing the magic of the traveling musicians’ homes away from home. Thank you guys for honoring these legendary venues and providing a much needed trip down memory lane,” said singer-songwriter and producer Jon Randall, who is featured in several episodes.

The new series will also draw attention to the Save Our Stages movement, spearheaded by the National Independent Venue Association, which aims to preserve and support the ecosystem of independent live venues and promoters.

“There’s nothing that says “hometown” like the thousands of neighborhood independent music venues across the country. This is where bands get their start, players become artists, and patrons become lifelong fans. These mom-and-pop businesses provide millions with an escape from real life, good jobs, and are the economic magnets for their communities. When we were unable to gather during the pandemic, we all learned how much friends, family, and strangers missed being together for the shared love of music. We appreciate Circle’s drawing more attention to these independent venues,” said Rev. Moose, Executive Director & Co-Founder of the National Independent Venue Association.

The new weekly primetime series is coming to Circle Network on Wednesday, June 9 at 8 pm ET.

The Series is produced by Z Media Ventures.

ABOUT CIRCLE:

Circle is the award-winning music and lifestyle network dedicated to celebrating everything country. Circle offers entertainment news, documentaries, movies, archival, new and licensed programming, Grand Ole Opry performances, and more. The network recently announced ad-support streaming distribution partnerships with Redbox, Peacock, The Roku Channel, Samsung TV Plus, XUMO and VIZIO Free Channels, bringing its country lifestyle programming to millions more through TVs, smartphones and tablets. Named Digiday’s 2021 Best Streaming TV Platform and Pollstar’s #1 Livestreamer for 2020, Circle is a joint venture between Opry Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of Ryman Hospitality Properties, and Gray Television.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

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Circle | Teresa George, [email protected]

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