Riley Green, Laci Kaye Booth, Laine Hardy & More Set For ‘Friendsgiving: Live At The Ryman’

Riley Green, Laine Hardy, Kolby Cooper, Laci Kaye Booth, Dillon James, and Grace Leer are set to perform at Nashville…


Lauren Jo Black

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November 17, 2020


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Riley Green, Laci Kaye Booth, Laine Hardy

Riley Green, Laine Hardy, Kolby Cooper, Laci Kaye Booth, Dillon James, and Grace Leer are set to perform at Nashville historic Ryman Auditorium on Wednesday (Nov. 18).

Dubbed Friendsgiving: Live At The Ryman, the event will feature a live, socially distanced audience with a mandatory mask policy in place.

“I can’t wait to get on stage at The Ryman for this week’s show,” Hardy shares. “It will be my first time playing there and I know it will be something I will never forget.  I miss playing shows so much and getting to have safe in person and virtual fans join us will be fun.  It’s going to be a great night!”

“We are thrilled to present another unique live music experience with Friendsgiving and all of the talented artists involved,” said Gary Levy, Ryman Auditorium General Manager. “We look forward to continue providing fans from across the country and around the world a way to experience live music from home while also safely and responsibly welcoming back a limited number of guests to the world famous Ryman Auditorium.”

Additionally, fans around the world can tune in to a one-time-only HD live stream via DREAMSTAGE, the dynamic new premium live stream platform.

Laci Kaye Booth will be taking over Country Now’s Instagram storiesWednesday, offering a behind-the-scenes look at Friendsgiving: Live At The Ryman. Follow along HERE.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.