Bits And Pieces: Dan + Shay, Kacey Musgraves & More!
Dan + Shay's benefit concert on Sunday (December 2nd) in Pittsburgh raised more than $60,000 for the Tree of Life Synagogue. The sold-out crowd contributed several thousand dollars additional via merchandise purchases (an exclusive, event-only t-shirt designed by Dan + Shay) as well as their own monetary donations. All proceeds were donated to re-building the synagogue, which was tragically affected by a mass shooting in October. Dan + Shay will perform this morning (Tuesday, December 4th) on ABC's Good Morning America. Kacey Musgraves will be honored with the Innovator Award at the 13th Annual Women in Music event on Thursday (December 6th) in New York City. Fellow honorees include Ariana Grande (Woman of the Year), Janelle Monae (Trailblazer Award), Cyndi Lauper (Icon Award), SZA (Rule Breaker Award), and Hayley Kiyoko (Rising Star Award). The event is being held in conjunction with the release of Billboard's annual Women in Music issue. The Women In Music event will be broadcast live on Twitter from 7pm-10pm ET. Universal Music Group Nashville has partnered with Lucchese Bootmaker and JW Marriott for a special record shop concept store. Located at the JW Marriott Hotel on the corner of 8th Avenue and Clark Place in Nashville, this limited time only pop-up shop features handmade boots by Lucchese in addition to merchandise from UMG Nashville artists such as Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, George Strait, Keith Urban and more. The shop is open every Thursday – Sunday from 12-8 pm and also includes an indoor stage featuring free live music as well as Shiner beer.