Concert Announcement: DISPATCH May 29, 2013

Coming to the Ryman Wednesday, May 29, 2013 – Dispatch. Tickets on sale Friday, February 1 at Noon via our website.





Brad Corrigan, Chad Stokes and Pete Francis met in college, formed Dispatch, and — with no radio airplay, major-label support or significant press coverage — became one of the biggest draws on the live music scene. Each band member sings lead vocals and trade instruments on stage. Their newest album “Circles Around the Sun” was released in August 2012.

Social responsibility has always been a major component of the Dispatch culture. During their June 2011 tour, the band rolled out its Amplifying Education campaign, which focused on educational issues in the U.S. $1 from each ticket sold go to benefit education in each local market, and audience members were encouraged to sign up to volunteer in their communities.


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Alan Jackson To Headline The Ryman March 20, 2013

Country superstar Alan Jackson will headline the 5th Annual “Stars Go Blue” benefit on Wed., March 20 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 18 at 10:00 a.m. and are available here. The event is hosted by a local non-profit, The Blue Note Fund, and has been held in March for the last five years in support of Colon Cancer Awareness month. During March, organizations across the nation will place an emphasis on educating the public on prevention and detection. All proceeds from the concert will benefit Colon Cancer Alliance’s (CCA) Blue Note Fund, helping colon cancer patients in need.


In 2010, Alan’s wife Denise was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. “That rocked my world, as I’m sure it does every person who gets a cancer diagnosis,” she explains. “That really brought to my attention the CCA and what the organization does, and more specifically what our local Blue Note Fund does for the Nashville area.”

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Win Tickets to Ed Sheeran!

Win Tickets to Ed Sheeran!

Click the image above to enter-to-win a pair of tickets to the sold out Ed Sheeran concert on January 22 courtesy of Nissan.

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January 8, 2013 · 7:14 pm

Gotye, Oct. 3 Setlist and Photos

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Photos by Steve Lowry, Ryman Archives


  1. Making Mirrors
  2. The Only Way
  3. What Do You Want?
  4. Easy Way Out
  5. Eyes Wide Open
  6. Smoke and Mirrors
  7. State of the Art
  8. Thanks for Your Time
  9. Dig Your Own Hole
  10. The Only Thing I Know
  11. Night Drive
  12. Giving Me a Chance
  13. Bronte
  14. Somebody That I Used to Know
    (with Missy Higgins)
  15. Save Me
  16. Heart’s a Mess
  17. Seven Hours With a Backseat Driver
  18. I Feel Better
  19. Learnalilgivinanlovin

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This week at the Ryman Oct. 1 – 7, 2012

We’ve got a busy week here at the Mother Church.  Make sure to follow us on Twitter (“@theryman”) for show updates, previews of Hatch Show Prints and more…

Tonight, catch The Shins on Conan O’Brien on TBS at 10:00 p.m. central. They are set to take our stage on Sunday, October 7.

Tuesday, October 2 David Byrne & St. Vincent come to the Ryman for a performance after the release of their newest album, “Love This Giant.” Recorded over two years largely at Water Music in Hoboken, NJ, the album is a collaboration in the truest sense of the word, with Byrne and St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) co-writing ten of the album’s twelve tracks, and each artist penning one song individually. The album centers around an explosive brass band and is propelled by John Congleton’s drum programming. Byrne and Clark met in 2009 at the ‘Dark Was the Night’ benefit at Radio City Music Hall and were approached shortly after by the Housing Works Bookstore to collaborate on a night of music. They began composing remotely, trading song ideas and structures online while Clark toured and it quickly became apparent that they had more than just one night of music in them. Byrne performed with Clark at her ‘American Songbook’ show at Lincoln Center in 2010, and Clark contributed vocals to Byrne’s ‘Here Lies Love’ album, released the same year. Tickets are on sale here and enter to win the Hatch Print here.



On Wednesday, October 3, Gotye makes his Ryman debut. Gotye’s most recent offering “Making Mirrors” has already sold nearly two million copies internationally. The album is described as “pop at its most precise, but also electronic music at its most emotional.” The breakout hit, “Somebody That I Used to Know,” featuring Kimbra, has been number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for seven consecutive weeks. The song’s music video recently crossed the 200 million mark on YouTube, making it one of the most-viewed clips ever. You can still get tickets here and enter to win the Hatch Show Print here.



Emanating from the Ryman Auditorium during the spring and fall season, Opry Country Classics features performances of the country music the world knows best performed by legends of the genre as well as the rising stars the legends have influenced. Get your tickets to this Thursday’s show here.



This Friday, October 5,  Mary Chapin Carpenter, whose music has been described as “an unclassifiable hybrid of pop, folk and country,” will play on the Ryman stage. She has recorded 12 albums and has sold over 13 million records in her career. With hits like “Passionate Kisses” and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her,” Carpenter has won five Grammy Awards (with 15 nominations), two CMA awards and two Academy of Country Music awards for her vocals. Her songs speak to the most personal of life’s details and the most universal. Recently, Carpenter was honored with the Americana Association’s esteemed “Spirit of Americana Free Speech in Music Award,” which recognizes artists who have used their work to raise awareness and promote free speech. Carpenter’s newest album, “Ashes and Roses,” has already received high praise from critics and it’s been said this one holds “some of her most interesting and intimate work yet.”  Two days after her Ryman appearance, Carpenter will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in Nashville. Enter to win the exclusive Hatch Show Print  here.



Also on Friday, Oct. 5,  a third Amy Grant & Vince Gill Christmas at the Ryman show will go on sale. The show will be on Thursday, Dec. 18. This marks the sixth year the couple – who celebrated their twelfth anniversary this year – has performed the holiday special. “Christmas audiences are special,” Amy says. “They tend to involve the whole family, and their emotions are a wonderful mix of anticipation and reverence. It’s a thrilling experience for both of us.” The set will feature traditional holiday songs, as well as some of Amy and Vince’s biggest hits. For more information please visit their show page.



On Sunday, The Shins return to the Ryman for a performance. Formed in 1996 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, The Shins are an American indie-rock band originally created as a side project for lead vocalist, James Mercer. Songs from the critically-acclaimed first album, “Oh Inverted World,” were featured in movies such as “Garden State” and “A Guy Thing” and television series including “The OC” and “Gilmore Girls.” The band relocated to Portland, OR in 2001where they released their second album, “Chutes Too Narrow” and later released the third album “Wincing the Night Away” in 2006, which debuted at number 2 on the Billboard 200 album chart. In 2012, The Shins announced their extended tour in North America where they will perform hits from their previous three albums and their newest track, “Simple Song.” You can get tickets here and enter for the chance to win the Shins Hatch Print here.




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Metric Setlist, Sept. 14, 2012

Metric Setlist Sept. 14, 2012

  1. Artificial Nocturne
  2. Youth Without Youth
  3. Speed the Collapse
  4. Dreams So Real
  5. Empty
  6. Help I’m Alive
  7. Synthetica
  8. Clone
  9. Breathing Underwater
  10. Sick Muse
  11. Dead Disco
  12. Stadium Love
  13. Monster Hospital
  14. Gold Guns Girls
  15. Gimme Sympathy
    (acoustic, Emily & James)

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Concert Announcement: Old Crow Medicine Show New Year’s Eve!


Nashville’s own Old Crow Medicine Show will once again play the historic Ryman Auditorium, this time to ring in 2013.  This is the third year that Old Crow has celebrated the New Year on the Ryman stage, in the past bringing the audience to their feet with such hits as “Wagon Wheel” and “Caroline.”  After the first hsow was over, fans immediately began asking to make it an annual event, and they’re finally back!  Singer and fiddle player, Ketch Secor, has said: “Playing the Ryman is like coming home.  Having the chance to play that historic stage is always a humbling and inspiring experience.” Old Crow released their newest album, “Carry Me Back,” on July 17th of this year.  Pokey LaFarge & The South City Three will open the show.

Tickets go on sale Friday, September 21 and are available here.

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