Country concerts and festivals have been shut down for the better part of a year now, so one of the industry’s main promoters has come up with a plan to kill time until they return. Live Nation Presents: Country Conversations will kick off tonight (October 12) with Jon Pardi and Lindsay Ell.
Hosted by Brian O’Connell — Live Nation’s President of Country Touring and the creator of many country music festivals — the idea is to check in with some of country fans’ favorite artists, and also to perform some live music. Each episode of the monthly series will offer some insight into the stars’ lives off the road in 2020, streaming live on the Live Nation website and on Live Nation’s Facebook page — as well as the Facebook pages of the Watershed Music And Camping Festival, Rock The Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival and Faster Horses Music Festival.
“We wanted to start Country Conversations because our fans at our festivals and on tour are so important to us, they’re the reason why we do this. We also have a unique platform to help keep us connected and ease how much we are missing them this year,” O’Connell explains. “Being able to check in once a month with artists and fans is going to be fun, and I’m personally looking forward to trying to bring some unique performances with some of my friends, while continuing to innovate this series.’’
The first episode of Live Nation Presents: Country Conversations airs tonight (October 12) at 7 p.m. CT, featuring Jon Pardi and Lindsay Ell. Pardi’s new Pardi Time reality series on CMT just started, and Ell just released the empowering video for her new single, “wAnt me back.”