East Tennessee music acts will add heat to the "Today" show's summer concert series in June, NBC announced Tuesday.
Kicking off the month is the Band Perry on Friday, June 1. The band consists of brothers and sister, Neil, Kimberly and Reid Perry, who are based in Greeneville, Tenn.
The Grammy-nominated trio is working on its sophomore CD. Their next local appearance will be on Sunday, May 27, at Harrah's Cherokee.
Luttrell native Kenny Chesney will return to the "Today" stage June 22. Like the Band Perry, Chesney has a new CD in the works.
He also is embarking on a new concert tour with Tim McGraw. Chesney and McGraw's new joint single, "Feel Like A Rock Star," is now racing up the charts. The tune premiered at No. 13 on the Billboard country music songs chart.
Also, Chesney can be heard singing "My Love" with Lionel Richie on Richie's new CD, "Tuskegee," which recently topped Billboard magazine's albums chart.
Other performers on the "Today" concert bill for the summer include Justin Bieber, Pitbull, Maroon 5 and Train.
"Today" can be seen 7-9 a.m. weekdays on WBIR, Channel 10.
Watts Bar on PBS
Watts Bar Nuclear Plant will be featured on the PBS series "America Revealed," hosted by "Survivor: Cook Islands" winner Yul Kwon.
The episode, airing at 10 p.m. Wednesday, explores the scope of the nation's energy grid, according to a PBS announcement.
The four-part series examines the vast infrastructure and technologyinvolved to make modern life possible.
Our modern electric power grid delivers electricity over 200,000 miles of high-tension transmission lines, "America Revealed" reports.
Terry Morrow may be reached at 865-342-6445 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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