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Oliver Anthony set to perform next year at Cullman’s Rock the South, among other country music stars

After his impassioned song “Rich Men North of Richmond” went viral earlier this year, alt-country guitarist and singer Oliver Anthony is set to perform at Cullman’s Rock the South in 2024.

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Top 10 concerts coming to Alabama this fall

From mid-August to Thanksgiving, Alabama music venues have a packed lineup from country legends to alt-rock superstars. For your conscience, 1819 News compiled the top 10 concerts this fall from the Tennessee Valley to the Gulf. 

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Blakely: From the Heart of Dixie to the Land Down Under — An Alabamian’s account of Sydney, Australia

After a four-hour flight from Atlanta to Los Angeles and another brutal 15-hour trek across the Pacific, I arrived in Sydney, Australia, two weeks ago today.

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Owners of Huntsville’s Orion Amphitheater acquire another popular Alabama music venue

In 2018, London-based entertainment company TVG Hospitality began working with the City of Huntsville to construct a new $40 million 8,000-seat music venue, The Orion, which opened in May 2022. 

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Top 10 concerts coming to Alabama this spring

Now that the groundhogs have emerged from their burrows, some predicting six more weeks of winter and others predicting an early spring, it’s time to start planning for this year’s spring entertainment season.

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Fun in Alabama: 5 Best Entertainment Stories of 2022

There are many things that put the "sweet" in "Sweet Home Alabama," but among them are the good times we enjoy with our friends and family in the state. Often overlooked by surrounding metro areas and cultural regions known for their unique music, food and entertainment industries like New Orleans, Nashville and Atlanta, it's easy for us to underappreciate the talent we have right here in Alabama.

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This day in Alabama history: Country music legend Hank Williams born in Butler County

On September 17, 1923, country music star Hiram “Hank” Williams was born in Butler County. 

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10 concerts coming to Alabama this fall

Summer is winding down, but don't think that means concert season is over. Here are 10 huge concerts coming to Alabama from September to October:

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Singer-songwriter and Muscle Shoals music producer Walt Aldridge is the mind behind many popular hits, including Conway Twitty’s “She’s Got a Single Thing in Mind” (1989) and “ Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde” (2000) by Travis Tritt.

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The Birmingham Folk Festival coming to Avondale Amphitheater Saturday

The Birmingham Folk Festival will be held this Saturday at Avondale Amphitheater and will feature all-day music free for all to hear.

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PHOTOS: Rock the South photo gallery

Rock the South is happening in Cullman. 1819 News will be collecting pictures from the event. 

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Alabama, Morgan Wallen, Koe Wetzel coming to Rock the South in Cullman this weekend

The annual Rock the South music festival will take place in Cullman this weekend.

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Instrumentalist, songwriter and owner of Banjo.com Barry Waldrep has always been real about the music he likes to play.

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Thompson Square, Velcro Pygmies and more set to play at Franklin County Watermelon Festival

The Franklin County Watermelon Festival announced its 2022 lineup.

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44th annual Helen Keller Festival to be held in Tuscumbia this week

This year’s Helen Keller Festival will begin on Thursday evening in downtown Tuscumbia.

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Annual Hank Williams festival to be held in Georgiana June 3-4

The annual Hank Williams festival will be held June 3-4 at the Hank Williams Music Park in Georgiana.  

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Talk 99.5 Jawbone Jam coming to Iron City Birmingham May 26

Talk 99.5’s sixth Jawbone Jam will be held on Thursday, May 26, at Iron City Birmingham.

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Lead singer Mark Kelly of the Burnells spoke to 1819 News about his band's history, influences and the new album they just recorded in Muscle Shoals, "Turn to Now."

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Flatline Movement uses hip-hop laced with gospel lyrics to reach teenagers

From The Alabama Baptist When Dewayne Rembert was growing up, he didn’t have a father around. But he did have something else — music....

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Huntsville expresses love and appreciation for Lee Greenwood

By Brandon Moseley Huntsville came out in force on Tuesday, Oct. 12, to listen to music and pay tribute to the career of singer/songwriter...