Multi-Platinum duo Florida Georgia Line, 14-time Grammy winner Dan Tyminski, whose vocal collaboration on “Hey, Brother”with Swedish DJ Avicii was streamed more than 1 billion times, and award-winning singer-songwriter Ryan Hurd, known for his hit single “To a T” are among the latest artists to join the SIP Hope 4 Hope Town benefit concert taking place at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium on Sept. 16. In addition, and Americana singer-songwriter Drew Holcomb, frontman of Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors; Charles Esten from the hit TV show, Nashville;and Riley Green, known for his smash single, “There Was This Girl” will also be joining the line-up.
Previously announced artists include Dierks Bentley, Jamey Johnson, LOCASH, Darius Rucker, Randy Houser, Kristian Bush of Sugarland, Mark Bryan of Hootie & the Blowfish, Devin Dawson, James Otto and more. Some of the acclaimed songwriters slated to appear include Chris Gelbuda (producer for “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” by Meghan Trainor feat. John Legend), Wyatt Durette (“Chicken Fried” by Zac Brown Band), Channing Wilson (“She Got the Best of Me” by Luke Combs), Tyler Reeve (“In Case You Didn’t Know” by Brett Young) and Django Walker (“Texas on My Mind” by Pat Green).
Songwriters in Paradise (SIP), a music festival featuring some of the best songwriters in the world, has been a fixture in Hope Town on the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas for the past 8 years, and the performers, fans and locals have formed a special bond since the festival began. Sadly, Hope Town and the Abacos were the first place in the Bahamas to receive the brunt of Hurricane Dorian’s fury. Patrick Davis and the rest of the SIP Family immediately stepped up to help out their friends, beginning with a GoFundMeCampaign that has raised over $400,000 to-date. An online auction featuring one-of-a-kind items will also coincide with the event. The GoFundMe Campaign, benefit concert and auction will benefit the overall Hurricane Dorian relief efforts but especially those on the outer Bahamian islands who may not be as quick to receive government aid. Visit Hope4HopeTown.com for more info.
Supported by Hilton, American Currents documents the 2018 chapter in country music and will include Jason Aldean, Bobby Bones, Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Country Music Hall of Fame member Reba McEntire, Carly Pearce, Pistol Annies, John Prine, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, and more.