Thursday, April 24, 2014

COTA Welcomes MotoGP

Austin's Circuit of the Americas racetrack welcomed motorcycle enthusiasts to the track as the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas rolled into town April 11-13, 2014.

Spaniard Marc Marquez, racing for the Repsol Honda team was triumphant, despite a heart-stopping wobble in the final turn.

Here are just a few shots of the action at the race track.

iHeart Radio Country Festival

The 1st ever iHeart Radio Country Festival rolled into Austin on March 29, 2014 for one extraordinary night of country music. The fest was held at the University of Texas' Frank Erwin Center. The festival was the first major event for the new partnership between clear Channel and CMT. The concert was broadcast over many of Clear Channel's radio stations as well as their iHeart Radio app and streamed on

An impressive lineup of many of Country Music's current hit-makers entertained the sellout crowd: Eric Church, Jake Owen, Dan and Shay, Lady Antebellum, Florida Georgia Line, Hunter Hayes, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldine, and Luke Bryan. Each artist performed 4 to 6 of their most popular songs for the very vocal crowd of fans.

Although only a select handful of photographers were able to photograph the concert for the venue and concert organizers, we were fortunate to cover the Red Carpet for the event. Here's a look at the artists walking the red carpet and sharing their excitement for participating in this new great event.

Dan and Shay -  Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney

Florida Georgia Line -  Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard

Lady Antebellum - Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, and Dave Haywood

Hunter Hayes

Jake Owen

Carrie Underwood

Luke Bryan

Lucy Hale

Danielle Bradbery

Bobbie Bones (Syndicated DJ for Clear Channel out of Nashville. Formerly from Austin)

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

LeAnn Rimes

LeAnn Rimes appeared at Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater on Friday, March 21, 2014.

Ms. Rimes, who started her career in country as a child prodigy at a very young age, became the youngest person to win a Grammy, at the age of 14.

Over her career, LeAnn has earned two Grammy Awards, three Academy of Country Music Awards, and 12 Billboard Music Awards.

Nothin' Better To Do
I Do Now
Probably Wouldn't Be This Way
I Need You / I Can't Make You Love Me
Life Goes On
What Have I done
Can't Fight The Moonlight
Gasoline and Matches
Something's gotta Give
How Do I Live


Flogging Molly

Fronted by Irish-born lead man Dave King, Flogging Molly to the stage of Austin's Stubb's BBQ on March 21, 2014

The 7-piece American Celtic Punk band played to a packed house of fans for nearly two hours.

Their 23 song set featured 3 fiddle and flute numbers, Whistles In The Wind, Life In Tenement Square, and The Rare Ould Times along with many crowd favorites.

The audience was happy to sing along to the group's standard encore closer, If Ever Leave the world Alive.