Wildhorse Saloon Introduces New Format and Prize Package for Fifth Annual ‘Battle for the Saddle’ Band Competition
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 19, 2013)—The world famous Wildhorse Saloon’s fifth annual “Battle for the Saddle” band competition, presented by Pepsi, will have an all-new format and even grander prizes this year as bands duke it out on the venue’s Dan Post Boots Stage.

Bands will compete to win a day in the studio with CMA Award-winning record producer Michael Knox, an industry showcase, a photo shoot, an annual contract with the Wildhorse Saloon that includes headlining there during the CMA Music Festival and opening for a national act and more.

Rock Invades the Wildhorse Saloon

World-Famous Venue Set to Feature STRYPER, Air Supply and The Fab Four

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 11, 2012) – Rock music of all kinds will be played at the Wildhorse Saloon, as the latter part of the year welcomes bands performing heavy metal, soft rock and ‘60s rock to the historic venue in downtown Nashville, Tenn.

Country Artists Unite for Good Causes during CMA Festival Week

Wildhorse Saloon Hosts Darius Rucker, Thompson Square, Chris Cagle & More

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 21, 2012) – Tens of thousands of music fans from all parts of the country—and even the world—will soon converge on Nashville, Tenn., to celebrate what the city does best: country music. The world-famous Wildhorse Saloon, located in downtown Nashville, will be a part of the action during Country Music Association’s (CMA) Festival Week, with a line-up including some of country’s superstars, hit makers and rising stars.

Bands Compete at Wildhorse Saloon for $2,500 and CMA Week Appearance
 ‘Battle for the Saddle’ Band Search Competition Begins April 10

Nashville, Tenn. (March 27, 2012)—The world-famous Wildhorse Saloon is out to discover country music’s next big act—whether a solo artist, duo or group—with its 4th annual Battle for the Saddle competition (

Starting April 10, 2012, country stars on the rise will take center stage for a chance to win a prize package of $2,500, an appearance at the Wildhorse Saloon during Country Music Association (CMA) Week and more.


--Spring 2012--

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 16, 2012) – With winter almost a memory, the world-famous Wildhorse Saloon is celebrating spring with a concert line-up that features favorite bands from “yesteryear” and a new, palate-pleasing menu.

George Thorogood (March 20). The musician who made “Bad to the Bone” a huge hit in the 1980s will rock the Wildhorse Saloon on March 20. George Thorogood, also known for covering Hank Williams’ “Move It On Over,” John Lee Hooker’s “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer” and Bo Diddley’s “What Do You Love?,” has earned two platinum records and six gold records, selling 15 million albums worldwide. Tickets start at $20, and doors open at 6 p.m.


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