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THIS PARTY’S JAMMIN’:
VINCE GILL, BRAD PAISLEY, RICKY SKAGGS, AND STEVE WARINER
TO LAUNCH OPRY’S 85th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
WITH ONE-OF-A-KIND GUITAR JAM MAY 25 Show will kick-off months-long party featuring
special shows and events to last through December Nashville, Tenn. (April 29, 2010)  Grand Ole Opry superstars Vince Gill, Brad Paisley, Ricky Skaggs, and Steve Wariner are picking up their guitars and hitting the Opry stage Tues., May 25 to officially launch a months-long celebration of the Opry’s 85th birthday with an all-star guitar jam. As a part of the night’s Tuesday Night Opry, each Opry member will take the stage individually followed by a guitar jam finale featuring the group’s take on some of the most popular songs in Opry history. The four artists-- each known as a million-selling recording artist as well as an impeccable musician-- have together amassed more than 75 Country Music Association and Grammy® Awards. The night will light the fuse on a celebration to continue thr…

Tim McGraw's Movie Wife...BLOCKBUSTER NEWS

Mentor Shania Twain with her "Idols"....

Taylor Swift Jets to Auburn University for Fan Surprise

AUBURN – Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter Taylor Swift made a special appearance in Auburn today to surprise two students, who have been on a quest to receive a hug from her, and to give a mini-concert for those involved in the venture. Auburn students Michael Wekall and Ryan Leander had the idea in January, and started a website, http://www.ahugfromtaylorswift.com/, featuring videos detailing their mission to get a hug from Swift.A Facebook group dedicated to the project has nearly 8,500 members.
BRAD PAISLEY’S “WATER” VIDEO Viewing Available on bradpaisley.comyoutube.com/bradpaisleycmt.com, CMT and GAC
NASHVILLE, Tenn.(April 26, 2010)  Brad Paisley’s new video for his current single, “Water,” can be viewed now on bradpaisley.com,youtube.com/bradpaisleycmt.com, CMT and GAC.  The video is directed by Jim Shea, who also directed Paisley’s award winning videos “Waitin’ On A Woman,” “Start A Band,” “Online” and “When I Get Where I’m Going,” and most recently “Welcome to the Future.”  “Water” is from Paisley’s current album, American Saturday Night and the single is currently No. 14 on the Billboard Country Singles Chart and No. 18 on Mediabase Country Singles Chart.
The majority of the “Water” video was shot at Bluewater Scuba in Franklin, TN.Paisley and band spent the better part of one day submerged in water – instruments and all.
“We had a blast making this video.  The band and I were soaking wet for most of the day, but that was okay.  It reminded me of when I was five years …
“Kenny Chesney: Summer in 3D”  Opens w $1 Million+ --First 4 Showings Best ALL Major Adult Music Films Entire Runs Except U2 & the Stones
     Los Angeles, CA: After a star-studded Las Vegas premiere - that included friends Morgan Freeman, Matthew McConaughey, Reba, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, Dierks Bentley and Jewel -- “Kenny Chesney: Summer in 3D” arrived in 3D theatres nationwide. Aside from the confusion that the movie is not receiving continual showings and is ONLY being screened in 3D theatres, it's opening night screenings were strong enough to make it the #7 movie in the nation - and by Thursday, it had out-earned all the 3-D films by legitimate music acts except the Rolling Stones and U2.

     “This isn't the same kind of animal as a straight theatrical release,” Chesney said of the film that captured 6 NFL stadium shows on his million+ ticket-selling Sun City Carnival Tour. “And I hate that people didn't understand you had to find the time the film would be …
DIERKS BENTLEY TO DEBUT TITLE TRACK FROM NEW ALBUM
UP ON THE RIDGE ON THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENOON TUES., APRIL 27 
Critics Buzzing with Early Praise Of The Bluegrass-Influenced Album

(Nashville, Tenn. – April 26, 2010) – Award winning singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley will debut the lead and title track from his forthcoming bluegrass-influenced album UP ON THE RIDGE on the Tonight Show with Jay Lenoon Tues., April 27.   The track, written by Bentley and Angelo Petraglia, features Petraglia on acoustic guitar, Sam Bush on slide mandolin and background vocals by Alison Krauss.

“This is the most fun I’ve ever had making music,” says Bentley.  “The songs, the production, the collaborations...everything came together so organically and naturally...it’s been a blast.   Now, we’ve got tv offers and a tour...I feel the same excitement and nervousness I felt when we were getting ready to release my first album 6 years ago!”

As anticipation builds for the artistically-daring collection, music…

StageCoach festival Indio,California 2010

PLATINUM COUNTRY STAR TRACE ADKINS TO RELEASE
"THIS AIN'T NO LOVE SONG" ON MONDAY, MAY 17 New Single is First Release from Adkins' New Album with 
Show Dog-Universal Music Nashville, TN (April 26, 2010) - Country music superstar,Trace Adkins is gearing up to release his highly-anticipated new single, "This Ain't No Love Song" onMonday, May 17. Written by Tony Lane, Marcel and David Lee, the song is the lead single from Adkins' forthcoming album on Toby Keith's newly formed recordlabelwithUniversal Music Group, Show Dog - UniversalMusic. As the title states, it's not your typical love song from Adkins but a tune on the subject with a clever twist. Adkins' voice shines to the point where you wonder if the song was written especially for him. The platinum-selling singer pulls in equal parts of a melodious ballad mixed in with some backwoods country charm. "We are so pumped to have Trace join our roster, and equally as excited that he has gi…
OR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                             April 26, 2010 Jake Owen Plans Fan Club Party! First Annual Fan Event To Take Place During CMA Music Fest in Nashville Nashville, TN – RCA Nashville recording artist Jake Owen is excited to celebrate with his fans – during his first-ever OFFICIAL fan club party this June! The event will take place on June 11th at 12th and Porter in Nashville, TN and is FREE to active fan club members. Tickets are limited, however, and will be awarded to the first 300 fan club members who sign up! Sign up begins on Owen’s website (www.jakeowen.net) on April 28th. Winners will be announced in the weeks prior to the fan club event. Currently Jake’s brand new single “Tell Me” from his sophomore effort Easy Does It is impacting radio now, and recently entered the billboard country singles chart where it sits at number 45 and is rapidly climbing. Later this month, Jake hits the road with newly-minted winner of the ACM’s “Top Female V…
WYNONNA’S NEXT RELEASE AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY AT CRACKER BARREL New CD will benefit Wounded Warrior Project LEBANON, TENN (April 26, 2010) – Multi-platinum Curb Records recording artist and five-time GRAMMY® Award winner Wynonna Judd has joined Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® in its support of Wounded Warrior Project with the release of Love Heals, a collection of Wynonna’s top singles and three other tracks not available for sale until now.  The new CD can be pre-ordered beginning today and will arrive in all Cracker Barrel locations on May 24th. In addition to sharing new music with her fans, Wynonna is honored and humbled to support Wounded Warrior Project and its efforts to assist wounded service men and women and their families.  Cracker Barrel will donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of every Love Heals CD to Wounded Warrior Project.  In 2008, Wounded Warrior Project started coordinating retreats for caregivers who help their wounded loved ones facing a range of physica…
LADY ANTEBELLUM’S SOPHOMORE ALBUM
NEED YOU NOW CERTIFIED DOUBLE PLATINUM
 AS TITLE SINGLE GOES TRIPLE PLATINUM
Tune In April 28 for the Trio’s
 Performance on American Idol
Lady A Sells Out First Headlining Show
 in NYC at The Nokia Theatre

NASHVILLE, TENN – April 26, 2010 – ACM and CMA Vocal Group of the Year Lady Antebellum’s sophomore album NEED YOU NOW was certified DOUBLE PLATINUM last week, while the title track was simultaneously certified TRIPLE PLATINUM.  The album is now spending its 12th week at No. one on the Billboard Country albums chart.

“We’ve dreamed about these types of milestones, but when it starts to become a reality, it takes a while for it to really settle in,” says Dave Haywood.  “We are just trying to take it all in and enjoy the moment and hopefully make our incredible fans really proud.”

Before collecting five ACM awards as both artists and songwriters, the group taped a performance of the title track on Fox’sAmerican Idol that will air on April 28, 2010.

The …

Garth Brooks to Sun Valley for Benefit

On Sunday, August 1, 2010 country music legend Garth Brooks joins the Sun Valley Summer Symphony for this year’s annual Benefit Concert.  This is a special engagement for which there will be only one show at 6:30pm. Long-time Sun Valley resident and supporter of the Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Steve Wynn assisted in arranging for Garth Brooks’ appearance in Sun Valley.  About this event, Brooks says, "I have never done anything like this, but Wynn says, ‘it's the best!’ so I am very excited about the evening!" Certified by the RIAA as the #1 selling solo artist in US history, Garth Brooks has sold in excess of 128 million albums.  He is the only solo artist in RIAA history to have 6 albums top the 10 million mark. His most recent release The Ultimate Hits has been certified 5 x platinum. In 2007 Garth became the first artist to put out a simultaneous edition of his latest collection for a charitable cause. The “pink edition” of The Ultimate Hits was and is available only a…
ARTIST NEWSFLASH ■ JEWEL ANNOUNCES COMPANION ACOUSTIC TRACKS TO ‘SWEET AND WILD’…’SWEET AND MILD’: Jewel’s second release on Valory,SWEET AND WILD (in stores June 8th), will offer fans not one, but two versions of the songs on the album.  The alternate versions of the studio tracks will be acoustic in nature and will represent the songs in their original state.  “The only other difference is how I color my songs. My fundamental songwriting has not changed one bit,” Jewel says of presenting two different snapshots of the same song on her second Country project.  “How I produce the music does change.  Now I can add weeping steel to emphasize a poignant lyrics…or I can use a rolling picked banjo to bring an uplifting forward movement to a chorus, instead of layering another electric guitar to get some lift for a chorus. To drive this point home - I decided to release a double album called ‘Sweet And Mild’.  It's the exact same record and the exact same sequence, but it's all solo …
RTIST NEWSFLASH ■ WITH THE HELP OF DIERKS BENTLEY, JACK INGRAM BRINGS HIS SELF-DESCRIBED BIGGEST HIT EVER TO 12.5 MILLION PEOPLE: Although it has never yet charted on any national tally, Jack Ingram names “Barbie Doll” the biggest hit of his career.  And with the help of Dierks Bentley, Jack brought his live anthem to the 12.5 million people watching last weekend’s Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas with a raucous performance.  [Click here to watch it.]  “You know, that song has always been a ‘buddy’ song to me,” proclaims Jack.  “I wrote that song with my friend Todd Snider, and originally recorded it ten years ago.  Then, through the years, the song has taken on a life of its own, becoming our biggest live hit.  So when I was putting finishing touches on the ‘Big Dreams & High Hopes’ album, I thought it would make perfect sense to record this with Dierks.  I knew he was a fan of the song and, I knew he, like me, had spent plenty of nights playing clubs where he saw the …
This year’s Dale Earnhardt Day Celebration is bigger than ever. This can’t miss event is headlined by a very special “Tribute To Dale” unveiling for the fans by DEI, Richard Childress Racing, and JR Motorsports along with special announcements from the Dale Earnhardt Foundation, Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet and Club E, the Official Fan Club of Dale Earnhardt. This year’s full schedule:(All on the campus of Dale Earnhardt, Inc. unless noted)
5:45am – 8:45amCharlotte’s Fox News Rising Remote Broadcast with Wilson!9:00am Dale Earnhardt, Inc. opens to fans Showroom and retail12:00noon – 2:30pmMac’s Speed Shop BBQ lunch is available for purchase Special complimentary cake presentation at 1:00pm12:30pmThe Chris Marks Band   - Great Live Country Music2:30pm – 3:30pmSpecial Presentations – WEBCAST LIVE onwww.daleearnhardt.com/eventsDale Earnhardt Foundation Announcement:  Hosted by Winston KelleyDale Earnhardt Chevrolet Hall of Fame Camaro Unveiling – Hosted By Winston Kelley“Salute To Dale” announc…