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BRAD PAISLEY ADDED TO SATURDAY LINE-UP
OF THIS WEEKEND’S OPRY ALL-STAR WEEKEND
Ten-year Opry member to join The Band Perry, Blake Shelton,
Carrie Underwood, and more for weekend shows
NASHVILLE, Tenn.  (February 28, 2011)  This weekend’s Opry All-Star Weekend just got a little more star-packed, as CMA Entertainer of the Year Brad Paisley has been added to the artist line-up. Paisley will celebrate ten years of Opry membership with an appearance Sat., March 5 along with many others including 2011 Academy ofCountry Music Top New Vocal Group The Band Perry and CMA Male Vocalist of the Year Blake Shelton as well as the Opry debut of Valory Music’s Edens Edge.  Friday night’s two Opry shows include reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Carrie Underwood, plus Rodney Atkins, Shelton, and more.  All-Star Weekend guests will have a chance to meet Opry member Terri Clark, who will sign copies of her latest CD, “The Long Way Home,” and her new DVD, “Live At Cedar Creek,” in The Opry Shop on March 5 f…
TO INFINITY AND BEYOND: RIDERS IN THE SKY WAKE UP CREW ABOARD THE SPACE SHUTTLE DISCOVERY
Nashville, TN - At 6:53 a.m. Saturday, a special dedication to mission specialist Alvin Drew came by way of the familiar tune, “Woody’s Roundup,” performed by "America's Favorite Cowboys" Riders In The Sky. The song was played to wake him and his fellow crew members up for the final mission on the Space Shuttle Discovery.

"Woody’s Roundup" a Riders In The Sky classic written by Randy Newman, was played in dedication to Drew as it woke the crew to begin preparing for the last docking to the International Space Station. The song is famously known for its use on the Toy Story 2 sound track, and the Riders In The Sky recognize this new honor as being out of this world. Ranger Doug says it best: “From the New Frontier to the Final Frontier, it’s the Cowboy Way!”

Following the soothing wake up call was a long day of preparation met by the hatches being opened for the final time be…

Split #1's..one chart Taylor...the other Aldean

battle of the press releases:


SUPERSTAR JASON ALDEAN’S “DON’T YOU WANNA STAY” TAKES BILLBOARD’S NO. ONE SPOT TODAY
The Monster Hit Also Holds Steady at No. One on iTunes Nashville, Tenn. – Feb. 28, 2011 – Country music superstar Jason Aldean’s powerful duet with Kelly Clarkson “Don’t You Wanna Stay” reached the top spot on the Billboard Country Singles chart today becoming the ACM Entertainer of the Year nominee’s sixth career No. one.  The second release off his PLATINUM album MY KINDA PARTY also continues to hold strong in the No. one position on iTunes’ Top 10 Country Songs.

“It’s a pretty killer birthday present, that’s for sure!  My family and friends are going to have to work VERY VERY hard to beat what country radio and the fans have already given me today,” laughed Aldean.  “On a serious note, I am really proud of this song.  Anybody who says they wouldn’t be nervous to try and go note for note with a vocalist like Kelly Clarkson is straight up lying to you!  So, I do feel a huge se…
THE BAND PERRY CELEBRATES ACM WIN AND PREMIERES “YOU LIE” VIDEO TODAY – PLAYING NOW ON CMT & GAC
"Top New Vocal Duo or Group" Win Moves TBP Into The Running To Become ACM’s "Top New Artist" – Winner To Be Determined By Fans And Announced During The 46th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards On April 3
Fans Can Vote At VOTEACM.com, Powered By CBS.com, Starting March 11 Nashville, Tennessee (February 28, 2011) – Newly-announced ACM Award winners, The Band Perry, premiered their new video for "You Lie" today, which is now airing on CMT and GAC. "You Lie" is the third single from their Gold-certified debut album, THE BAND PERRY, and has become the trio’s fastest-climbing radio single to date on the Billboard Country Singles Chart. The video forthe sassy anthem of a woman scorned was directed by David McClister and showcases rich Southern Gothic imagery. Throughout the narrative, Kimberly waits in vain for her betrothed at a sumptuous dinner party as…
Jerrod Niemann to Make Debut Appearance on Ellen, Airing March 10!
Niemann’s Co-Headlining Higher Education Tour Also to Launch March 10
Nashville, TN – Sea Gayle/Arista Nashville chart-topper Jerrod Niemann wrapped a monthlong stint this past weekend opening for Brad Paisley’s H2O Frozen Over Tour, and as Niemann prepares to hit the road co-headlining The Higher Education Tour, fans will also be able to watch for his debut appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show airing March 10.
Niemann’s appearance on the syndicated Ellen will include a performance of “Lover, Lover,” his first Gold-certified #1 single from his acclaimed New York Times Top 10 of 2010 album, Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury.
Coinciding with the March 10 airing of his Ellen appearance, Niemann will also kick-off The Higher Education Tour, co-headlining a string of shows through the end of April with his good buddy, Lee Brice.   
This week will also be an exciting one for Jerrod, in Nashville for the annual Country Radio Semi…
Stoney Creek Records' Hot New Duo, Thompson Square, 
Make Their National Debut Performance on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno

Breakout Hit Single, "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not,” RIAA Certified Gold Nashville, TN (February 28, 2011)-- Stoney Creek Records' hot new duo, Thompson Square, is having one of the best weeks of their career. After storming the Top 10 airplay charts last week, their hit single, "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not," is currently #7 on the country radio charts.  This Friday, March 4, they will perform on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.  

The husband-and-wife duo also have the biggest album debut of 2011 for a new Country artist, scanning over 30K units in their first week.  Additionally, their breakout single, "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not," which is currently #3 on Soundscan’s Top Country Digital Singles chart, has also been Certified Gold by the RIAA this week, signifying sales of over 500K units.

Writing 9 out of the 12 tracks on their …
BEST MOTION PICTURE OF THE YEAR

"The King's Speech"
(The Weinstein Company)
A See-Saw Films and Bedlam Production
Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, Producers


ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTING
WINNER: "The King's Speech" (The Weinstein Company), Tom Hooper


PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
WINNER: Colin Firth in "The King's Speech" (The Weinstein Company)


PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
WINNER: Natalie Portman in "Black Swan" (Fox Searchlight)


PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
WINNER: Christian Bale in "The Fighter" (Paramount)


PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
WINNER: Melissa Leo in "The Fighter" (Paramount)


ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
WINNER: "The Social Network"
(Sony Pictures Releasing), Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin


ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
WINNER: "The King's Speech"
(The Weinstein Company), Screenplay by David Seidler

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
WINNER: "Toy Story 3&…

DO NOT READ..UNLESS You WANT OSCAR SHOW RUNDOWN

SPOILER ALERT---------

This is what internet blogger Nikki Finke wrote that got her reporter for the Oscar's credential removed...It's their party and they can remove whomever they chose...and they chose to remove this publication for revealing the show's rundown.....
Hundreds of people in LA who go to the rehearsals know this material....it's secret to the hundreds and someone leaked it out...WikiOscar leaks...It may or may not be accurate....but here it is...
Courtesy of Deadline...Nikki Finke...go find it on the internet...great site!

Steven Spielberg will award Best Picture ... Hilary Swank and Kathryn Bigelow will hand out Best Director ... Hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway pop up almost every minute and make at least 5 wardrobe changes and open the show with one of those Billy Crystal-originated films putting themselves into scenes from all the 10 nominated movies ... UPDATE: A "Guest Host" will perform a monologue about 2/3s of the way into the show …
ColumbiaNashville Recording Artist Joanna Smith to Sing National Anthem at OVC Basketball Tournament Championship Game
February 23, 2011For Immediate Release
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Columbia Nashville recording artist Joanna Smith will sing the National Anthem at the 2011 Ohio Valley Conference Men’s Basketball Championship game on March 5 at Municipal Auditorium in Nashville,Tenn.
Smith’s performance will be prior to the men’s championship game which will tip-off at 7:00 p.m. CT. That game concludes the four days of games being played at the 2011 OVC Men’s & Women’s Basketball Championship.
Smith hit the airwaves with a new single, “Georgia Mud,” which she wrote, using her native Georgia as the backdrop. She was recently named one of Billboard Magazine’s “Artists To Watch In 2011,” as well as “One To Watch in 2011” by Roughstock.com and one of the “New Faces On The Music Scene” by Variety Magazine. The single has already received rave reviews from music critics such as MusicRow Magazine’s R…
Running Tour of Music City Updates Race Route
Country Music Marathon & ½ Marathon presented by Nissan Returns for a 12th Year New Course to Highlight Scenery, Runner Experience Nashville, TN – February 24, 2011 – The musical miles that wind through Nashville each spring will feature a few changes as the 12th annual Country Music Marathon & ½ Marathon presented by Nissan returns on Saturday, April 30th. The event remains the largest running event in the state of Tennessee, bringing more than 30,000 runners and walkers to the Nashville area, along with thousands of spectators, friends and family.
The scenic running tour of Music City will feature live, local bands at nearly every mile, cheerleading teams, and themed water stations, offering motivation and entertainment along both the 13.1 and 26.2 mile courses. Runners will enjoy many of Nashville’s most historic sites like the Parthenon, Nashville’s world-renowned Music Row and an expansive finish line festival outside the Tennesse…
HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS FOR GRAMMY WINNER MIRANDA LAMBERT  
Lambert Brings Her 4th AnnualCause for the Paws Benefit
to the Heart of Her Hometown
Nashville, TN (February 24, 2011) --- Grammy award winning singer/songwriter Miranda Lambert began rescuing “strays” at the age of 3. First, 2 kittens (Molly and Daisy) then along came her first rescue puppy, a beagle named Ruby. She later moved to her hometown of Lindale, TX and her passion continued. Twenty five years later (and more than 20 adopted animals), Lambert’s bringing her “Cause for the Paws” back to where it all began.  On April 30th, the 4th Annual Cause for the Paws Benefit will be held at the “Festival on the Square” site in downtown Tyler, TX.  Country music star Lambert will bring together friends and family along with special musical guests, Stoney LaRue, Josh Kelley and Texas singer/songwriter Bri Bagwell, for a night filled with good music, good will and good times.

Tickets for this year’s concert go on sale Friday, Febru…
SARAH DARLING TO MAKE GRAND OLE OPRY DEBUT WITH VINCE GILL
Duo Will Sing “Bad Habit” From Angels & Devils CD

 NASHVILLE – February 24, 2011 -- It’s going to be a two-thrilling experience for Sarah Darling this Saturday night (Feb. 26).  And, no, that isn’t a misspelling.
Not only will the dazzling young singer-songwriter make her first appearance ever on the world-famous Grand Ole Opry show that evening—she’ll also be making it side-by-side with one of the Opry’s most-beloved members, Vince Gill.

          “When I was a little girl my grandpa used to tell me, ‘One of these days you’ll make it to the Grand Ole Opry.’ It’s here!!!” says Darling.  “As a singer, it really is a dream come true to play the stage where so many greats have played.  I’m so excited to get to play the Opry for the first time!  Not only because Vince Gill is introducing me, and singing with me on a song that I wrote, but because my grandfather will be in the audience.  It’s going to be an amazing moment.”

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                                                                                                                                FEBRUARY 24, 2011

JOSH KELLEY CO-WRITES THEME TO CBS TV SHOW MIKE & MOLLY

Nashville, TN -- MCA Nashville singer/songwriter Josh Kelley co-wrote the theme song to the popular new CBS sitcom Mike & Molly, which is just one of many of his compositions featured in TV shows and movies.
Josh, named by The Tennessean as one of “11 Artists to Watch in 2011,” will release his debut country album, Georgia Clay, on March 22. Georgia Clay is Josh’s most autobiographical album to date and powerfully describes the most important moments of his life, including his marriage to actress Katherine Heigl, their adoption of daughter Naleigh and the family’s move to Utah.
Josh co-wrote “I See Love” with Keb’ Mo’, who sings the song in the version selected as the Mike & Molly theme.
“The Mike & Molly theme song came around sort of randomly,” Josh says. “In 2004, I called…
IT’S A GRAMMY®-WINNER WEEKEND AT THE OPRY
Blues Great Keb’ Mo’ Added to Stellar Line-up
NASHVILLE, Tenn.
(Feb. 23, 2011)  An overwhelming award-winning line-up is scheduled to hit the Grand Ole Opry stage this weekend including artists who have together amassed more than 65 GRAMMY® wins. Keb’ Mo’, winner of three GRAMMY® Awards in the Contemporary Blues category, is newly-added to the line-up which also includes the  Doobie Brothers’ Opry debut, Vince Gill, Alison Krauss, Dan Tyminski, The Oak Ridge Boys, Marty Stuart, Gretchen Wilson, and more.

Among artists coming in March to the Opry stage are The Band Perry, Little Big Town, Josh Turner, Blake Shelton, and Carrie Underwood. The Grand Ole Opry® is presented by Humana®.  To plan an Opry visit, call (800) SEE-OPRY or visitopry.com.

About the Grand Ole Opry

The Grand Ole Opry presents the best in country music live every week fromNashville, Tenn.  Celebrating 85 years of entertainment, the Opry can be heard on 650 WSM-AM, SIRIUS XM Satel…
Chris Young’s “Tomorrow” Is Bright with a Top 10 Digital Single Debut!
More Than 50 Stations Set to Begin Airplay on Monday!
Nashville, TN – GRAMMY®-nominated RCA Nashville singer/songwriter Chris Young becomes the only artist with two Top 10 singles this week on Billboard’s Digital Country Songs chart, as his new single, “Tomorrow,” explodes onto the chart at #8.With first-week sales in excess of 30,000 downloads according to Nielsen SoundScan, the debut is all the more impressive since the single – at radio now – is still a full week out from its official airplay impact date.
“Tomorrow” joins Young’s recent smash, “Voices,” on the Digital Country Songs Top 10, where “Voices” continues to be a hot seller, with Nielsen SoundScan reporting 29,000 downloads last week.Earlier this month, “Voices” became Young’s third consecutive #1 single on the country airplay charts, joining “Gettin’ You Home” and “The Man I Want to Be,” all from Young’s acclaimed sophomore collection, The Man I Want to B…
NASHVILLE MUSIC GARDEN PRESENTS ONE OF NASHVILLE’S FIRST RECORDINGS TO FONTANEL MANSION & FARM Rare DeFord Bailey Record is Prominent Addition to New Exhibit at Fontanel
   Photo Credit: Alan Mayor / L TO R: Marc Oswald, co-owner of The Fontanel Mansion & Farm, and Jaime Dudney, director of hospitality (and Mandrell’s daughter).
Nashville, Tenn. –February 23, 2011—Pat Bullard, a LifeWorks Foundation trustee and founder of the Nashville Music Garden, recently presented The Fontanel Mansion & Farma priceless piece of Nashville’s music history, a rare, original 78 recording of DeFord Bailey’s “Ice Water Blues/Davidson County Blues” accompanied by photos of Bailey with the original members of the Grand Ole Opry cast, circa 1920.   Noted DeFord Bailey biographer David Morton gifted the record to the Nashville Music Garden and feels its place at The Fontanel Mansion is fitting. “I gave this record to the Nashville Music Garden, because of their dedication to making people aware of De…