In a world where concerts have been canceled and awards shows have been postponed, it's hard to imagine life without live music.
Get Your Country Music Fix from Home
But country music stars, honky tonks and more are turning to social media to stream live concerts and studio sessions. Here's what you'll want to bookmark. Unless otherwise noted, all concert times are in the CST time zone.
Inside Studio G
When Garth Brooks took to Facebook recently for a live concert, he broke the internet—USA Today reported that numerous crashes occured as 3.4 million fans signed on to watch. But you can catch Brooks and Trisha Yearwood 24/7 at Inside Studio G; they perform classics and duets—including an inspired take on "Shallow" a la Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. Don't miss Yearwood's heartfelt version of "Amazing Grace," part of which is sung acoustically.
Another celebrity couple offering up good cheer is Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman, via Urban's livestreams on Instagram called Urban Underground. Urban sets up shop in his basement studio; recent videos include a fellow musician socially distancing himself "a good six feet away" and the charming Kidman helping her husband with set-up and dancing along to his sets.
The 615 Hideaway
This Nashville radio station hosts a country music podcast, Bluegrass Music TV and a Nashville Spotlight show that offers additional insights on some of its in-studio guests. It recently aired "Hats Off to the '80s & '90s," a showcase of country artists from those decades who came together for an online concert.
The Couch Concert Series
Romeo Entertainment Group keeps the music alive on its Instagram feed with live concerts at 3 pm daily. You can watch past concerts on its Facebook page. Money raised from "The Couch Concert Series" goes directly to support local musicians and touring personnel.
You can't go out the the honky tonks right now, but they can come to you. Robert's Western World broadcasts live on Facebook every night from 6-10 pm. AJ's Good Time Bar also streams nightly from Facebook. And the music never stops at Tin Roof's Broadway and Demonbreun locations, which also host virtual "tip jars" that benefit musicians and hospitality employees.
Whiskey Jam, the long-running music series that brings singer/songwriters to Midtown Nashville hosts live nightly performances on its Instagram page. Check out the YouTube page of Jack White's Third Man Records, where live daily performances and tons of videos can be found. You can also stream Saturday evening shows live from the Grand Ole Opry.
For upcoming concerts by date and additional musician links, explore Visit Music City.
This page will be updated as additional information becomes available.