Doyle and Mr. Commodore!!! DLQ had a blast singing the National Anthem at Saturday’s Vanderbilt-Massachusetts Homecoming Football Game .. and meeting Mr. Commodore!!
Swifty and Mr. Commodore!
Doyle, Swifty, Corey and Mike warming up with their favorite Starbucks in front of the Star Walk on the campus of Vanderbilt University before performing the National Anthem for Vandy’s Homecoming Football Game.
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NASHVILLE (October 26, 2012) – Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver will perform our National Anthem for Vanderbilt University this weekend as the Commodores host UMASS in their Homecoming Football Game at Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville this Saturday, October 27, 2012, at 6:00 p.m. (CDT).
Don’t be surprised if you see a lot of pink in the normally black and gold-laden stadium, as Vanderbilt helps raise awareness of breast cancer during the game via incorporating pink into the uniforms of players, cheerleaders and the Spirit of Gold Marching Band.
Fireworks will light up the sky following the game as Vanderbilt rings Homecoming Night out in bright style with a fireworks show. Half-time festivities will honor Vanderbilt’s Outstanding Seniors and Alumni.
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver are just coming off an award-winning few weeks, as they were crowned Inspirational Country Music Association Vocal Group of the Year last week at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center, with that honor on the heels of Doyle Lawson’s induction into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame in late September at the Ryman Auditorium. DLQ will perform our National Anthem at Vanderbilt as part of their two-year old Children’s Hospital & Arena Tour.
Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver have multiple Grammy, Dove, IBMA and SPBGMA nominations, have released nearly 40 albums, and are seven-time winners of IBMA’s Vocal Group of the Year.
Game tickets are $35 each and may be purchased by calling the Vanderbilt Ticket Office at (615)322-GOLD, or on-line at: http://www.vucommodores.com/tickets/vand-tickets.html
The game will be broadcast on FSN Network and Radio 1510 AM, as well as on-line via Gametracker at: http://www.vucommodores.com/allaccess/?media=327428
Keep your eyes peeled for photos and daily updates on DLQ’s brand new Official Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/doylelawsonofficial?ref=hl
For an Anthem sample before this weekend’s big game in Nashville, here’s a clip from DLQ’s most recent National Anthem performance:
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver performed their first NASCAR Anthem on May 18 for the NASCAR N.C. Education Lottery 200 during All Star Race Weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway, NASCAR’s second largest track! DLQ were in fine company in Charlotte, with other recording artists on hand for the weekend including Blake Shelton and Tim McGraw.
Gear up for awesome NASCAR action this weekend with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver as they kick off a huge racing weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday night, singing the National Anthem for the NASCAR N.C. Education Lottery 200… 165,000 screaming fans… Sprint All-Star Qualifying before the race… in fine company with other super stars on hand including Blake Shelton and Tim McGraw. Shelton is performing prior to Saturday’s All-Star Race, while McGraw will introduce the Top 10 Qualifiers for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600.
Watch Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver rock NASCAR’s second biggest track this Friday night, May 18, at 8:00 pm ET on Speed Channel! http://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/tickets/nc_education_lottery_200/
BRISTOL, TN (February 10, 2012) — A patriotic fever is about to hit all of us in the next few months, if Doyle Lawson has his way.
Bluegrass legend Doyle Lawson and his band Quicksilver are embarking in 2012 on the second leg of their benchmark Children’s Hospital and Arena Tour, an ultra creative venue combining helping hospitalized children with inspiring national patriotism.
The tour combines National Anthem performances at major sporting arenas with Children’s Hospital visits in the same cities or regions. The tour is the first of its kind in any genre, and expands in 2012 from the southeast region to national in scope.
An arena stop in Knoxville was the first order of tour business in 2012 as Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver took the hardwood of Thompson-Boling Arena to perform our National Anthem for the Tennessee-Florida Men’s Basketball game on Saturday, January 7.
DLQ wowed a packed house at Auburn Arena as they performed the National Anthem for the Men’s Basketball game between Auburn and then #2-ranked Kentucky on January 11. DLQ were honored to be greeted by UK Coach John Calipari in the Kentucky locker room before the game, and enjoyed world-class treatment by Auburn’s sterling staff as guests in the spectacular new Auburn Arena. UK has now claimed the #1-ranking in the Nation in AP and ESPN/USA Today Polls, and a photo of DLQ meeting Coach Calipari is included in this article.
Upcoming Children’s Hospital & Arena Tour highlights include: SEC Men’s Basketball action on February 28 in Music City as the Vanderbilt Commodores take on the Florida Gators at Vanderbilt’s Memorial Gymnasium; DLQ singing their first baseball National Anthem; plus DLQ performing their first Speedway National Anthem at Charlotte Motor Speedway as they perform for NASCAR and NHRA races in North Carolina this year. Visits with boys and girls in Children’s Hospitals during 2012 will include cities such as Birmingham, Charlotte, Nashville, and Knoxville.
Catch a world-class National Anthem performance by Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver at the Auburn-Kentucky game in the video below. Doyle, Mike, Corey and Josh were stunning in their dark suits at center court, while Auburn Coach Tony Barbee and players are attentive on court directly behind them. The UK team assembled hands-over-their-hearts beside Kentucky’s bench, with a fast close up of UK Coach Calipari listening to DLQ’s National Anthem seen after a wide shot of Auburn’s team near the end. The focus then returns to perhaps the strongest National Anthem performance to date by Doyle, Mike, Corey and Josh.
DLQ’s National Anthem performance was a special occasion for Auburn fans, as live vocal Anthems are not usually done for Auburn men’s basketball games. The amazing Auburn crowd for Tuesday night’s Kentucky game responded in spades, erupting with a thundering chant of “U.S.A! U.S.A!” as DLQ walked off-court.
“We loved being back at Tennessee to kick off this year’s tour,” said Lawson, “and really appreciated performing in Auburn’s new arena for the biggest game of their home season. It’s always an honor to perform our National Anthem, and I’m excited to combine honoring our great country with helping hospitalized children — and doing both through my band’s music.”
Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver performed our National Anthem for the Tennessee-Florida game at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville on Saturday, January 7, 2012.
DLQ enjoyed the game from box seats as the Vols rolled over #14-ranked Florida, 67-56.
Fans kept walking by DLQ’s box, recognizing Doyle, and stopping to shake hands and express how much they enjoyed the Anthem.
As the Vols also upset the Gators in Knoxville last season with Doyle and crew on hand performing the National Anthem, one UT sports executive referred to DLQ after Saturday’s game as “Tennessee’s good luck charm!”
Check out Tennessee’s good luck charms in the video below… Doyle, Mike, Corey and Josh! And stay tuned for more Children’s Hospital and Arena Tour news coming soon!
NASHVILLE , TN (October 29, 2011) – Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver performed their first stadium National Anthem as part of the Children’s Hospital and Arena Tour as they took the field at Vanderbilt Stadium on Saturday prior to the Vandy-Arkansas game in Nashville. DLQ worked in a major football stadium performance this Fall as they prepare to kick off the second leg of their benchmark Children’s Hospital and Arena Tour in January 2012.
Vanderbilt media interviewed Doyle following DLQ’s performance in the clip above, and photos of DLQ at the Vandy game are below. Photo 1: Waiting on the sidelines at Vanderbilt Stadium to perform. Photo 2: Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver’s unparalleled Anthem harmony ringing from the 20-yard line. Photo 3: Media time for Doyle. Warmest thanks to Vanderbilt Athletics for video footage; photos courtesy Sherri George.
BIRMINGHAM, AL (March 2, 2011) — Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver visited Children’s Hospital of Alabama on the third official hospital stop of their Children’s Hospital and Arena Tour this afternoon, following their early morning appearance on Birmingham’s live morning show “Talk of Alabama” on ABC 33/40.
The Birmingham hospital’s two-story lobby quickly packed with children, parents, doctors and hospital staff as Doyle and the boys in Quicksilver set toes to tapping with new album cuts “Gone at Last” and “Love on Arrival.”
“That was the biggest lobby crowd we’ve ever had by far for any celebrity program event we’ve hosted in the past five years,” said Suzanne Reeves, the hospital’s Director of Child Life and the Sunshine School.
The crowd revved up as one doctor called out a special request for “Sadie’s Got Her New Dress On,” and Doyle and Quicksilver took the lobby on a rollicking ride through the perennial favorite.
The tone then changed from rollicking to comforting as Mike Rogers led DLQ in soulful performances of “Nothing Can Touch Me” and “Precious Memories.”
Then memories of the group’s first visit the Birmingham hospital flooded back as Carl White stepped to the microphone and led a heartrending rendition of the group’s Southern Gospel #1 hit, “Help Is On the Way,” which DLQ sang all over the Birmingham hospital during their October 2009 visit.
“Doyle and his band stayed at the hospital an amazing seven hours that day, singing and visiting with families,” said Sherri George, the hospital’s Celebrity Events Coordinator. “All we saw were big huge grins on every single face of patients, parents and staff all over the lobby and entire hospital when DLQ sang. I’ve never seen anything like the impact they had. DLQ were like an infusion of Instant Happy!”
“That was a special day,” said Lawson’s manager, Josh Trivett. “If you have a chance to help kids and their families feel better, you want to do that. It’s always a blessing to be able to help.”
Doyle forged some special friendships during his first visit to Birmingham, including with an adorable six-year old, McKinley Keith.
“She just stole my heart,” said Lawson of the bright-eyed recovering cancer patient from Crossville, AL.
McKinley and her mother Angel came into the Birmingham hospital’s lobby that sunny October afternoon while Doyle and Quicksilver were performing. During a pause between songs, the smiling little girl with sparkling blue eyes told Lawson she wanted to dance. “You want to dance?” Doyle asked her with a big grin, and he and Quicksilver gladly obliged her with a revved up instrumental version of “North Carolina Breakdown.” And, little McKinley danced.
And she danced.
And she danced!
To smiles on every face in the lobby, including a beaming hospital CEO Mike Warren, McKinley danced. With chemotherapy over, and an all-clear diagnosis recently proclaimed, the little girl from northern Alabama had plenty to celebrate, and all energy back to do it with.
“McKinley loves to dance,” said her mother, Angel Keith. “And Mr. Lawson and his band provided her with the perfect opportunity! She loved it!”
The desire to bring smiles to children and parents like McKinley and Angel across the southeast region led Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver to partner efforts with Sherri George to create their current Children’s Hospital and Arena Tour.
“Moments like those with McKinley are priceless,” said Lawson. “We’re loving every minute of this tour, being able to perform for kids and their parents when our music may be able to make a real difference for them.”
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver appeared on ABC’s 33/40′s “Talk of Alabama” morning show on Wednesday, March 2, 2011. They were in Birmingham for a Children’s Hospital and Arena Tour stop, and were invited to appear on the live ABC morning show prior to their performance for the boys and girls at Children’s Hospital of Alabama that afternoon. DLQ performed Gone at Last and Country Store from their new album “Drive Time,” which will be released on March 26, 2011. Watch DLQ perform Gone at Last on “Talk of Alabama” by clicking the link below: