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GRAND OLE OPRY TO CELEBRATE WITH
ANNUAL BIRTHDAY BASH OCTOBER 9 – 10
Diamond Rio, Jimmy Dickens, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, 
Montgomery Gentry, Lorrie Morgan, Josh Turner among those to perform 
throughout weekend full of shows and special events

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 30, 2009) - Some of country music’s favorite artists will be part of the excitement as the Grand Ole Opry® celebrates its 84th birthday with birthday shows and special events Oct. 9 and 10. The weekend will include three Opry shows, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers in concert, backstage tours, and an Opry Plaza Birthday Party presented by Martha White. Among those scheduled to appear on Birthday Bash Opry shows are Diamond Rio, Jimmy Dickens, Joe Diffie, Kathy Mattea, Montgomery Gentry, Lorrie Morgan, and Josh Turner. Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers will celebrate the Opry’s Birthday with a Saturday afternoon concert in the Acuff Theatre.
Among the Opry fans from across the country who will descend…

Lady Antebellum Moving Around the US

Here's a few Lady Antebellum tour dates for you.
October 2009
1 - London, Ontario - John Labatt Centre (w/Keith Urban)
3 - Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre (w/Keith Urban)
13 - Nashville, TN - Sommet Center Hall of Fame Benefit
21 - Phoenix, AZ - Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
22 - Bakersfield, CA - Buck Owens' Crystal Palace
23 - San Jose, CA - Club Rodeo
24 - Lakeside, CA - Rodeo Grounds
30 - Pensacola, FL - Pensacola Interstate Fair
31 - Ladson, SC - Coastal Carolina Fair

November 2009
1 - Dothan, AL - Peanut Fairgrounds
5 - Granite Falls, MN - Prairie's Edge Casino Resort
7 - New Town, ND - 4 Bears Casino and Lodge
14 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center

December 2009
4 - Vinton, LA - Delta Downs Racetrack & Casino

TRACY LAWRENCE TO PERFORM AT EXCLUSIVE GUANTANAMO BAY SHOW
Country Music Veteran Lending Talent
To Perform At Naval Base In October

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 30, 2009)—Award winning, multi-platinum recording artist, Tracy Lawrence, is set to perform at memorable concert for American troops stationed at Guantanamo BayCuba in early October.

As an extraordinary detour from his upcoming fall tour across the U.S., Tracy will perform at the base at Guantanamo Bay on Sunday, October 4, 2009; the visit will situate him before a unique audience unlike any other in his 20-year career.

Commonly referred to as “Gitmo,” Guantanamo Bay is the location of the American detainment facility and home to nearly eight thousand U.S. troops stationed at the base that is located on Cuba’s shore. Guantanamo Bay has the distinction of being the oldest U.S. base overseas and the only one in a Communist country.

“I jump at the opportunity to perform for our servicemen and women when I am able—for those who do so …
CORDING ARTIST JASON MICHAEL CARROLL,  NATIONAL RUNAWAY SWITCHBOARD FORM PARTNERSHIP Relationship Spotlights "Hurry Home"  to Address Runaway Crisis and Awareness of 1-800-RUNAWAY Nashville, TN (September 30, 2009) - The National Runaway Switchboard (NRS) and Arista Nashville recording artist Jason Michael Carroll have formed a partnership to raise awareness about the runaway crisis in America and the help that youth and families can receive by calling 1-800-RUNAWAY. The announcement comes after the recent release of Carroll's second single, "Hurry Home," on his current album, Growing Up Is Getting Old. A song about a father and his runaway daughter and the struggles each faces during a challenging time, "Hurry Home" poignantly portrays the love of a parent whose overriding wish is simply for the safe return of his child.  "Jason's song speaks to millions of people from youth to parents to siblings and families who are affected every day by a young…
Dwight Yoakam to Perform at the 26th Annual Love Ride, Taking Place October 25, With Jay Leno as the Fundraiser’s Grand Marshal

Love Ride, the World’s Largest 1-Day Motorcycle Charity Event and Climax of California Bike Week, Celebrates with Special Events Including Stunts, BBQ & A Screening of the 40th Anniversary Edition of EASY RIDER

Los Angeles, CA, September 29, 2009: The 3rd Annual California Bike Week hits Southern California for a three-day festival, taking place October 23-25at the Pomona Fairplex, and climaxing with the 26th Annual Love Ride on Sunday, October 25. The largest one-day motorcycle fundraiser, Love Ridehas raised over $21 million for charity since 1984. Jay Leno will preside as Grand Marshal, as he’s done since the ride’s inception, as approximately 20,000 bikers from around the world start their engines at 9AM at Love Ride founder Oliver Shokouh’s Harley-Davidson®/Buell of Glendale (3717 San Fernando Rd., Glendale, CA 91204) and cruise up Glendale’s main drag…
CMT PRESENTS ‘INVITATION ONLY: BROOKS & DUNN’
ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30

Superstar Duo Perform Greatest Hits and New Music
Days After Announcing their Split


NASHVILLE – September 29, 2009 – Country superstar duo Brooks & Dunn perform greatest hits, as well as new music from their album, #1s…And Then Some, when INVITATION ONLY: BROOKS & DUNN premieres Friday, October 30 at 10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., ET/PT on CMT. Taped inNashville just days after announcing their split, INVITATION ONLY: BROOKS & DUNN features the duo performing before a small studio audience, taking questions from fans and delivering revealing and candid answers.
In this one-hour special, Brooks & Dunn perform some of their biggest hits including, “Boot Scootin’ Boogie,” “My Maria,” “Neon Moon,” as well as recent hits “Honky Tonk Stomp”and “Cowgirls Don’t Cry,” and more. In the informal question and answer session with the audience, the artists talk about reaching their decision to part ways after their tour in…

Judd Story from WTVF-TV Nashville

Myers Home-Schooled Judd ChildrenPosted: Sep 27, 2009 11:35 PM Video Gallery Myers Home-Schooled Judd Children2:40 Scott Myers had been hired to home-school the children of Wynonna Judd. He was fired immediately after she learned about the charges. FRANKLIN, Tenn. - The former teaching assistant facing federal child pornography charges was home-schooling the children of a country music superstar.
Scott Myers had been hired to home-school the children of Wynonna Judd. He was fired immediately after she learned about the charges. He'd worked as a teacher's assistant and even a kids' camp counselor. The whole time, he flew below the radar of more than one TBI background check.
Scott Myers volunteered as a counselor three different summers, including just this year at "Barefoot Republic Camp."
Tommy Rhodes, executive director ofSpectrum Industries, the group that runs the camp, said the 27-year-old had excellent professional references; exceptional interview skills; and Bib…
For Immediate Release


Bryan White's Digital Release of Dustbowl Dreams 
Available at All Online Retail Outlets Today

New Single "The Little Things" Featured in Country Weekly's 
"Listen Up!" --On Stands Now


Nashville, TN (September 29, 2009)-- Grammy-winner Bryan White's much-anticipated new studio album,Dustbowl Dreams, has been digitally released today, September 29.  The lead single, "The Little Things," has been released to country radio and can be found as a free download in the "Listen Up!" section ofCountry Weekly.

The underlying theme of White's eighth studio sums up to never forgetting your roots, which for White, is his Oklahoma pride. White explains, ""The song 'Dustbowl Dreams' was inspired by my pride as an Oklahoman, my fascination with my lineage and history, and identifying with the grit, soul, and spirit of Oklahomans, especially during the Great American Dustbowl. I love to think of myself as a prod…
A Moment in Time with Lorrie Morgan
Opry Star Set to Release Classics Collection
Nashville, TN - The inimitable Lorrie Morgan is set to release A MOMENT IN TIME on October 27. This collection of evergreen classics includes “If You’ve Got Leavin’ On Your Mind,” a personal favorite of Lorrie’s that she calls “the ultimate Country ballad.”

With more than 30 charted Billboard singles, 14 top ten hits and 7 of her 12 albums having gone gold and platinum, Country’s Lorrie Morgan could easily rest on her laurels. Not Lorrie. Always an overachiever, the sultry singer gives it her all on this album.

Morgan is joined by a stellar cast of musicians and guests on A Moment In Time, which includes duets with Tracy Lawrence on “After The Fire is Gone” and Raul Malo on “Easy Lovin’.” The album captures Lorrie’s crystalline vocals on timeless classics like “Are You Lonesome Tonight,” and “Cry,” all of which Morgan delivers with heartfelt and heartbreaking honesty.

Lorrie was just 13 when she made her fi…

Big Kenny's a Coming

NASHVILLE, TN -- (September 28, 2009) Pre-Order Glotown/Love Everybody/Bigger Picture’s Big Kenny's The Quiet Times of a Rock and Roll Farm Boy at Big Kenny and receive an instant download of the unreleased track “One More Time”, the Blackfoot Confederacy “Wake Up” chant, as well as the “Long After I’m Gone” video, a chance to win Big Kenny’s ‘Top Hat’.  The site is offering several unique packages to purchase.  The physical packaging of the release is full of “flower power” as the packaging is made of 100% compostable materials including a variety of Big Kenny’s favorite perennial wild flowers.  The lead single “Long After I Am Gone” is in full bloom on the radio and video charts.
Big Kenny says, “I grew up in Culpepper, VA on a farm where we worked endless hours tilling the land, planting seeds of variety to make a living and to help people sustain.  I have always wanted to do this with my music and I feel the ‘the whole experience’ from the audio and visual side brings more impa…

Tim and Faith in Washington Nov 6

Country United symposium explores collaborative future of military medicineSeptember 28th, 2009Renowned military, government and civilian medical experts will discuss advances in posttraumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, humanitarian assistance and global infectious disease and explore the collaborative future of health advancements at the Partnership for Military Medicine Symposium on Nov. 6 at the Omni Shoreham in Washington, D.C.
The meeting will kick off a two-day event, "Country United: Advancing Medicine from the Frontlines to the Homefront," a partnership that includes The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc., Tug McGraw Foundation, and Grammy-winning country music stars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. The event includes the Nov. 6 symposium and the Country United Gala on Nov. 7. TriWest Healthcare Alliance is Country United's presenting sponsor.
The symposium aims to encourage public/private collaborations to accelerate…

Tim McGraw with Daughtry in Vegas 9/26/09

GIBSON USA KICKS OFF THE ULTIMATE “SG GAL” SEARCH AND WEBSITE PROMOTION HOSTED BY THE GO-GO’S JANE WIEDLIN


Nashville, Tennessee…September 28, 2009….Gibson USA kicks off the “SG Gal” contest hosted by the Go-Go’s Jane Wiedlin.  Gibson USA is in search of that special female performer who will win the title of “SG Gal” and an exclusive new Gibson Zoot Suit SG guitar.  Any female fan who has the chops and charm to represent one of the most iconic guitars in Gibson USA’s history is urged to enter. Interested Gibson fans can go to www.gibson.com and watch the video announcement presented by Jane Wiedlin for the details.  Entrants are asked to upload an original video to YouTube that shows Gibson USA why they deserve to be named the official “SG Gal.”  The female participant with the most popular video, voted on by the public, will win the title and a Gibson SG Zoot Suit Guitar.  Video Submissions must be received by midnight (ET) on November 13, 2009.  Uploading is available by going to Gib…
ABC's "GOOD MORNING AMERICA" CO-ANCHOR ROBIN ROBERTS TO GUEST ANNNOUNCE AND PRESENT LOCAL SURVIVOR AS "OPRY GOES PINK" IN SUPPORT OF THE FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCERCarrie Underwood to “flip the switch” on the Opry’s signature barn backdrop Oct. 2
NASHVILLE, Tenn.  (Sept. 28, 2009)  The Grand Ole Opry is joining the fight against breast cancer this Friday, Oct. 2 with “Opry Goes Pink,” and it is getting some help from one of America’s favorite morning news program personalities.  ABC’s “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts, herself a breast cancer survivor, will be on hand as a special guest announcer for a portion of the night’s first show, introducing acts as well as the Greater Nashville Affiliate Susan G. Komen for the Cure® 2009 Honorary Survivor of the Year Tracie Shelby to the crowd. On each of the night’s shows, Opry superstar Carrie Underwood will take the stage to “flip the switch,” turning the Opry’s signature barn backdrop pink in support of …
LIST OF CELEBRITIES PARTICIPATING IN
THE NASHVILLE MUSIC GARDEN
DEDICATION CONTINUES TO "GROW"

Little Miss Dynamite, Ray Walker of the Jordanaires, Designer Manuel and the Families of Loretta Lynn and Merle Kilgore Will Join Star-Studded Ceremony at the World's First "Garden of the Stars" Tomorrow, September 29, 2009

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - September 28, 2009 - Brenda Lee, Ray Walker of the Jordanaires, Manuel and the families of Loretta Lynn and Merle Kilgore are the latest additions to the ever-growing list of celebrities participating in the dedication of the Nashville Music Garden on TuesdaySeptember 29, 2009.  The event will be emceed by long-standing country music television personalityRalph Emery.  Recent Country Music Hall of Fame® inductee Barbara Mandrell and GRAMMY® award-winner Lynn Anderson will serve as celebrity hosts.  The star-studded open-to-the-public ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m.  in theHall of Fame Park, locatedat the corner of Fourth Avenue and…
MIRANDA LAMBERT MIGHT NOT BE THE GAL YOU "TAKE HOME TO MAMA" BUT AT THE HALLOWED RYMAN AUDITORIUM SHE BROUGHT THE HOUSE DOWN

Lambert Took Over Music City Last Week And Continues Her Revolution With Coast-to-Coast Performances 

Nashville, Tennessee (September 28, 2009) - Revolutionary singer-songwriter Miranda Lambert began last week in Nashville kissing idol Merle Haggard on the cheek and performing "Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Star" at the 2009 ACM Honors Awards to celebrate him and his artistry. She also sang "Anymore Love Songs" for yet another one of her heroes Hank Jr.  Lambert closed out her week with a few thousand friends on their feet at the famed Ryman Auditorium for her promised Revolution. The 25 year-old blew the roof off Nashville's Hallowed Hall performing with the fury of a hurricane and the softness of an evening breeze, taking her audience on a musical journey of all 15 tracks of her new record in sequence plus her favorite classic country tunes…
LUKE BRYAN TO PROMOTE NEW ALBUM WITH
INTENSE 9-DAY 9-CITY TOUR

 “DOIN’ MY THING IN STORESOCTOBER 6

Nashville (Sept. 28, 2009) – Capitol Records Nashville artist Luke Bryan is set to release his second album, Doin’ My Thing, on October 6 and will embark on a special promotional tour visiting 9 cities in 9 days to promote the new album. The album launch will kick-off October 5 in Statesboro, Georgia, where Bryan will host his previously announced first-ever Farm Tour show,and the promo tour will wrap in Minneapolis,Minnesota on October 14.

On album release date Bryan will head to Leesburg, Georgia for an exclusive concert that was won by his hometown through an online contest with www.eventful.com. Bryan will perform on his high school football field. Bryan says, “The last time I sang on that field, I had written a song for graduation. It will be nostalgic to go back and now play a full show.” 

During the intense 2-week album promotional tour, Bryan will visit the local radio station in eac…