WTTW’s popular music series SOUNDSTAGE returns this spring with all-new episodes premiering on PBS stations nationwide and on WTTW11 beginning Thursday, April 28 at 8:00 pm, and continuing through May 19.
Taped in front of an intimate, live studio audience (in Chicago!!), SOUNDSTAGE brings the thrill of a live concert performance to music fans. With a 360° view, viewers will feel like they are part of the audience during these special, interactive performances with musical icons and talented up-and-comers alike.
The spring 2016 SOUNDSTAGE lineup features the following country acts:
Toby Keith (April 28) Award-winning country superstar Toby Keith has dominated the country music scene for more than two decades with his signature honkytonk singing and songwriting. Cowboy hats and boots are everywhere when the SOUNDSTAGE Studio goes country and Keith brings the house down! Toby Keith and his tight-knit band perform their popular hits, as well as selections from Keith’s latest album, 35 MPH Town.
Jason Isbell (May 12) A recent double Grammy Award-winner for Best Americana Album (Something More Than Free, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts), and Best American Roots Song (“24 Frames”), country singer-songwriter Jason Isbell makes his SOUNDSTAGE debut. A native of Green Hill, Alabama, Isbell and his band, the 400 Unit, perform songs off his Grammy winning album as well as his critically acclaimed album Southeastern. Isbell stepped off his American tour and onto the Grainger Studio stage to provide this unforgettable performance.
Jake Owen (May 19) Country music’s “barefoot” rising star Jake Owen makes an electrifying SOUNDSTAGE debut! Guided by sheer musical instinct and a willingness to experiment, this Grammy and CMA Award Nominee ascended to stardom with five #1 smashes, including the two-time platinum anthem “Barefoot Blue Jean Night.” Owen has toured with such artists as Brooks & Dunn, Sugarland, Alan Jackson, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, and others, and in this exclusive SOUNDSTAGE performance, he is truly “Settin’ the World on Fire.”