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Billy Gibbons, Frankie Ballard Lead Guitar-Driven Skyville Live

Online streaming concert series Skyville Live will return for its next installment with amplifiers set to 11, as the guitar-heavy lineup will include performances by ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, Frankie Ballard, singer-guitarist Orianthi, blues-soul artist ZZ Ward and former SteelDrivers guitarist Mike Henderson. The episode will air May 24th via aol.com and mobile video platform go90.  Hear ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons Try on Latin Boogie in Solo Song While Ballard, whose new album El Rio arrives June 10th, is the only full-time country representative of the bunch, Gibbons has worked with country stars on numerous occasions. Most recently, he played his own song “Tush” behind Miranda Lambert  at the ACM Awards, but also opened the 2014 CMT Awards by singing “La Grange” with his bandmate Dusty Hill.  In 2002, country musicians including Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney and Hank Williams Jr. acknowledged the bluesy Texas band’s influence with the tribute Sharp Dressed Men.  Gibbons released his solo collection Perfectamundo (as Billy Gibbons and the BFGs) in late 2015. Even more guitar fireworks will fly with Orianthi, who played guitar on Michael Jackson’s This Is It tour and accompanied Carrie Underwood  at the 2009 Grammy Awards in addition to releasing her own music

Keith Urban Plans Special Shows for ‘Ripcord’ Release

Keith Urban’s summer tour doesn’t officially kick off until June 2nd, nearly a month after his new album Ripcord hits stores. To celebrate the release in a timelier fashion, though, the singer will hit the road this week for a string of one-off launch events in three cities. 10 Best Things We Saw at All for the Hall First up is a May 4th performance at New York City’s Stage 48. Built in the 1950s as a horse stable, Stage 48 will feature the live premiere of many Ripcord songs, whose mix of synth pads, drum loops and organic instrumentation finds Urban picking up where 2013’s genre-jumping Fuse left off. The show will also be broadcast that same evening on Tidal.com , which premiered Beyonce’s Lemonade last month. During the week following Ripcord ‘s May 6th release, Urban will return to Nashville for a free show outside of Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Monday, May 9th. Scheduled for 12 p.m., the gig will set the stage for Urban’s hometown performance on November 11th, when he returns to the Bridgestone with opening acts Maren Morris and Brett Eldredge. Following the May 9th set, Urban will fly to Los Angeles for the following day’s performance at the Grammy Museum

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