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10 Surprising Facts About Our Summer Headliners

You may know our headliners for this summer, but you probably don’t know these 10 facts! 

1. JAKE OWEN

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Jake Owen was on his way to becoming a professional golfer, before he began pursuing music! He learned guitar while recovering from a wake boarding injury that ended his golf career.

2. LYNYRD SKYNYRD

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Lynyrd Skynyrd got their name from a former high school basketball coach,

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Massachusetts Pride On Stage & Off

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While we obviously pride ourselves for being able to bring nationally-renowned stars to the Cape Cod Melody Tent and South Shore Music Circus, it makes us especially happy when our acts have local connections. This summer is no different, with artists performing at both theaters week after week with Massachusetts ties. Some grew up here, some attended college here, one even recorded a platinum-selling album here! While the Bay State origins of our amazing performers at Local Music Heroes (July 21 at the Cape Cod Melody Tent) may be obvious,

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The Ten Funniest Kenny G Tweets

Written by: Sean Doherty

Kenny G is not only the most popular instrumental musician alive today, but is one of the best-selling artists of all time. With over 75 million records sold around the world (and an equally legendary hairdo), he has definitely become an iconic cultural figure.

But over the past few years, Kenny G has added another title to his unprecedented career: Twitter Sensation. Before you see Mr.

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Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, and Thundercat… Oh My!

Written by Evan Frye

Michael McDonald, a popular singer in the 70’s and 80’s, has been enlisted to by Thundercat for a new single called “Show You The Way.” Thundercat is a singer-bassist who is known for crossing many musical genres. He has played in punk band Suicidal Tendencies, and also released his own funk/fusion inspired solo albums. The first song off Thundercat’s new album Drunk, due out in February features both Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins.

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Weekend Wrap-Up: Hunter Hayes

What a great start to Summer 2017! Hunter Hayes kicked off the South Shore Music Circus’ season with a fantastic show on Saturday night. The country sensation brought the house down with a set that included fan favorites, smash hits, and an incredibly fun cover of Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling”… as well as a brand new, not yet released song! If you weren’t lucky enough to see this amazing show (or you just want to re-live this unforgettable night),

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This Day in Music History – November 16

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Born on this day 1873: W. C. Handy, American composer and musician known as the “Father of the Blues” (Memphis Blues, St Louis Blues), born in Florence, Alabama He died in 1958. In 1916 Herb Abramson, producer, songwriter and co-founder of Atlantic records was born. He produced Tommy Tucker’s 1964 hit ‘High Heeled Sneakers.’ He died on 9th November 1999.

In 1960 “Stay” by Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs hit No. 1 Billboard Pop chart.

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This Day in Music History Nov. 9

November 9, 1858 marked the first performance of NY Symphony Orchestra.

In 1936 Mary Travers of Peter Paul & Mary was born in Louisville, Kentucky

On this day in 1941 Tom Fogerty, guitarist for Creedence Clearwater Revival was born. Fogerty died on September 6, 1990.

In 1948 Alan Gratzer of REO Speedwagon was born and one year later in 1949 Tommy Caldwell of the Marshall Tucker Band was born.

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2016 CMA Award Winners

We’d like to congratulate the winners of this year’s CMA Awards!

Lifetime Achievement Award — Dolly Parton

Jennifer Nettles Pentatonix performed this amazing version of “Jolene” in tribute.

Vocal Group of the Year — Little Big Town

If you were lucky enough to have tickets to their sold out shows in 2014, you’ll know why!

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Entertainer of the Year — Garth Brooks

Female Vocalist — Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist — Chris Stapleton

Vocal Duo — Brothers Osborne

New Artist of the Year — Maren Morris

Album of the Year — Mr.

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The Music Circus and Melody Tent support Brad Martin and CCALS

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Brad Martin is a long-time friend of the Music Circus and Melody Tent. If you’ve ever called after hours and listened to our show listing, if you’ve ever heard a Melody Tent ad on any of the Cape’s iHeart  radio stations, you’ve heard Brad’s voice. Brad has been the voice of the Melody Tent for more than 15 years. He also hosts the afternoon show on Cool-102.

Brad has fought the good fight against ALS for nearly 4 years.

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This Day in Music Sept. 20

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September 20 was a big day in Beatles history:

In 1964, at the end of the North American tour, The Beatles played a Charity concert at the Paramount Theatre in New York City, the 3,682-member audience each paid $100 a ticket. You probably weren’t among that crowd but did you catch the Fab 4 this summer?

Fab 4 the ultimate Beatles Tribute

1966 George Harrison went to India for his first visit to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

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