Plus Exclusive Dolly Parton Backstage Content and a Special Message to Mel Tillis
Continuing the tradition of presenting the top stories in country music, The Pickup, brings fans another fact-filled edition with exclusive content you can only see here!
Billboard has announced their Greatest of All-Time Country Albums rankings. The rankings include albums from Shania Twain, Randy Travis, Kenny Rogers, Big & Rich and more. According to Billboard, the rankings are based on weekly performance on Top Country Albums (from its Jan. 11, 1964 inception through June 4, 2016). The full chart can be viewed on Billboard’s website here and listened to on Spotify.
Eric Church will kick-off the Holdin’ My Own Tour in Lincoln, Neb. onJanuary 13, 2017. The 60 date tour will be solo, all Eric Church, no opening acts. For ticket pre-sales and more info go to EricChurch.com.
As previewed in the last episode, this episode features exclusive backstage content from Dolly Parton’s Pure & Simple Tour. The content includes Dolly meeting with fans and performing on stage amongst an interview with The Pickup about her new album “Pure and Simple” available August 19. She evens shares some thoughts on the Olympics and which event she would compete in.
The Pickup was in attendance at the ‘Stars Behind the Stars’ benefit concert at Billy Bob’s in Dallas, Texas on July 27. The event benefitted the Dallas Police Association’s Assist the Officer Foundation and featured artists like Tanya Tucker, The Oak Ridge Boys, Mark Wills, an appearance by Randy Travis and many more iconic artists.
This episode celebrates along with Mel Tillis for his birthday, previewing a video compilation of artists wishing the country singer/songwriting legend a happy birthday. Country artists like Mark Wills, Larry Gatlin, Charlie Daniels and many more came together to wish the ailing star well as he recovers from recent surgeries.
Rising country artist Kelsea Ballerini visited with The Pickup to discuss how excited she is to join the Country Cruising Cruise in January 2017. Ballerini is looking forward to partying on the Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas along with fans who can purchase cabins at CountryCruising.com.