Five-time Grammy winner Carrie Underwood will star in the coveted role of Maria von Trapp in NBC’s live broadcast of “The Sound of Music,” based on the original Broadway musical, it was announced today by Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. The live telecast of “The Sound of Music” will be a three-hour event on a date to be announced near the holidays in 2013.
NBC is partnering with the acclaimed "Smash" producing team of Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (film versions of the Oscar-winning "Chicago" and "Hairspray") for “The Sound of Music.” The pair is also producing the upcoming “85th Annual Academy Awards.”
“Speaking for everyone at NBC, we couldn't be happier to have the gifted Carrie Underwood take up the mantle of the great Maria von Trapp,” said Greenblatt. “She was an iconic woman who will now be played by an iconic artist.”
"We're thrilled to be presenting the Broadway version of ‘The Sound of Music’ live,” said Zadan and Me…
ALAN JACKSON RELEASES
LIMITED NUMBER OF PHOTO BOOKS
Seasons of Sweetbriar
ALL PROCEEDS GO TO COLON CANCER ALLIANCE’S BLUE NOTE FUND
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 29, 2012) Country music superstar Alan Jackson will release a limited number of his book Seasons of Sweetbriar – A Photographic Collection of Home by Alan Jackson. The full purchase price of each book will be donated to the Colon Cancer Alliance’s Blue Note Fund, benefitting colon cancer patients in need.
“Sweetbriar – created by God, bound by the Harpeth River, and guarded by hand laid rock walls from
years ago – this 140 acres of fertile valley shadowed by the Tennessee hills has privileged my family and me with a landscape for living” – excerpt from the book’s Foreward by Alan.
The Sweetbriar estate is where Alan, his wife Denise and their three daughters, Mattie, Ali and Dani lived for over 13 years. The original intent when Alan began the photo collection was to prepare a photo journal that his daughters would hav…
HUNTER HAYES AND THE WHO TO PERFORM ON
"THE GRAMMY® NOMINATIONS CONCERT LIVE!! —
COUNTDOWN TO MUSIC'S BIGGEST NIGHT®"
THE BAND PERRY AND DIERKS BENTLEY TO PERFORM TOGETHER
IN A SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY CASH
CBS Entertainment Special — Airing Dec. 5, 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT — Will Announce
Nominations for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards® Live for the First Time Ever from
Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.
The following is a letter from Jay Jacobs, to the Auburn Family, as posted on the Auburn University website.
Dear Auburn Family,
First and foremost, I want to take this opportunity to thank those of you who have reached out to me in recent days and weeks to express your concerns about our football program. You are the best fans in the country, and I appreciate your passion and love for Auburn University.
We have talked a lot in recent years about building the foundation it takes to consistently compete at a high level in the nation's toughest conference. Despite substantial investment in personnel and facilities made possible by your support, the football program did not live up to our expectations. The results of the 2012 football season are simply unacceptable at Auburn.
After suffering some tough losses in a transition year in 2011, we had hoped our team would show improvement this season. Unfortunately, it has not. The competition in our league is fierce and is currently at…
Nation’s Longest Running Fundraiser Celebrates 122nd Year and Seeks to Raise Donations for Communities Rebuilding After Hurricane Sandy
Arlington, TX (November 21, 2012) – While many people across the country are making final preparations for their Thanksgiving meal, four time CMA and four time ACM Entertainer of the Year Kenny Chesney is adding last minute touches for his halftime performance during the Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day game against the Washington Redskins at 3:15PM (CT) on FOX. With his final rehearsal today at Cowboy's Stadium in Arlington, TX, Chesney is excited to a part of the kick-off of The Salvation Army’s 122nd annual Red Kettle Campaign. “This is a time of year when many people are in need of a helping hand. I’m excited to partner with The Salvation Army and the Dallas Cowboys to encourage the American people to help the less fortunate,” said Kenny Chesney. “I hope my music will elevate awareness for the Red Kettle Campaign, and in the end, help provi…
Country music star and American Idol winner Scotty McCreery will turn his November 23rd concert at the historic Beacon Theater in New York City into a benefit concert to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy. The show, originally billed as "Christmas with Scotty McCreery" is now being tagged as the "Beacon Theater Benefit for Hurricane Sandy Relief." McCreery will donate a portion of the ticket sales to World Vision’s Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
"Being from North Carolina, I have seen firsthand what hurricanes can do. After seeing the devastation caused by Sandy, I wanted to figure out a way to help,” says McCreery of the upcoming concert. “And given that we have a show at the Beacon Theater the day after Thanksgiving, I thought 'why not turn that New York show into a benefit?’”
Since the storm struck, World Vision has focused on providing assistance to communities in Queens, Staten Island, Bronx, Yonkers and Coney Island in New York; as well a…
TAYLOR SWIFT’S “THE RED TOUR” SELLS OUT FIRST SHOWS WITHIN MINUTES, INCLUDING STADIUMS IN DETROIT, TORONTO AND CHICAGO
ADDITIONAL SHOWS ADDED DUE TO FAN DEMAND
Nashville, TN – November 16, 2012 – The first tickets for Taylor Swift’s The RED Tour went on sale this morning, selling out 14 stadium and arena shows within minutes.
Taylor sold out three stadiums: Toronto’s Rogers Centre (sold out in 5 minutes), Detroit’s Ford Field (sold out in 10 minutes), and Chicago’s Soldier Field (sold out in 25 minutes), as well as arenas in Los Angeles (2 shows in 1 minute), Washington DC (2 shows in 5 minutes), Atlanta (2 shows in 5 minutes), Miami, Tampa, Columbus, San Diego and Sacramento.
In response to the strong demand for tickets, the following shows have been added to the previously announced RED Tour dates:
DATE CITY VENUE ON SALE DATE
June 14 Toronto Rogers Centre Novem…
CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Miranda Lambert will turn her adopted home town of Tishomingo, OK pink on Friday, November 23 with the grand opening of her lifestyle/general merchandise store, the Pink Pistol. Located at 214 W. Main Street in downtown Tishomingo, the Pink Pistol is a store “For The Wild at Heart.”
“We’re having the Grand Opening the day after Thanksgiving, on Black Friday, only we’re calling it Pink Friday,” said Miranda “We’re going to make it a tradition to turn the block pink every year at that time. Pink Friday will be country fun with some glitz. Tishomingo is the epitome of a great, small American town, and I am excited to dress it in my favorite color ‘pink.’”
The store will carry a variety of merchandise selected by Miranda including handmade boots and belts from Corral, Farm Boy & Farm Girl with their fashionable line of clothing and home goods, items from Junk Gypsy including clothing, jewelry and other accessories plus much more. “It’s antiques, …
Nashville, Tenn. (November 5, 2012) – This past weekend, Sammy Kershaw, his band and crew were involved in a roadway accident while on tour in Texas.
On Friday night after hitting the road following a concert in Nocona, Texas, Kershaw’s bus was struck by another passenger vehicle. The bus was impacted at a high speed, causing major damage, leaving the vehicle inoperable. The driver of the vehicle that struck Kershaw’s bus was taken to hospital with injuries. Kershaw, his band and crew were shaken and sore but not seriously injured.
“My guys and I are a little sore today… the third day is always the worst,” says Kershaw. “Eleven people were involved in the accident and no one was killed. It could have gone the other way. Buses and cars can be replaced but people can’t. I’m so thankful that the other driver, my band and crew are all still here. We had a guardian angel."
Kershaw has not canceled any concerts and will use alternate means of transportation until his …
NASHVILLE, TENN – Nov. 1, 2012 -- The Southern Steak & Oyster restaurant hosted entertainment reporter George Pennacchio from KABC-TV (ABC/Los Angeles) yesterday as he interviewed five actors from the hit ABC television series “Nashville” during CMA Awards week.
The Southern, owned by longtime restaurateur and culinary insider Tom Morales, was recently selected for inclusion in Esquire Magazine’s 2012 Best Restaurants in America listing. For more information on the Southern, please visit http://thesouthernnashville.com/.
(L to R) actor Sam Palladio (“Gunnar Scott”); actor Robert Wisdom (“Coleman Carlisle”); KABC-TV reporter George Pennacchio; actor Jonathan Jackson (“Avery Barkley”); actor Charles Esten (“Deacon Claybourne”); and actor Eric Close (“Teddy Conrad’) at The Southern Steak & Oyster in Nashville, Tenn.
Photo: 2012, courtesy ABC Television
JASON ALDEAN SELLS OUT SECOND FENWAY PARK SHOW AND UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA'S SANFORD STADIUM IN 45 MINUTES TODAY
Aldean Debuted New Single “The Only Way I Know” Featuring Luke Bryan
and Eric Church on Last Night’s CMA Awards
Nashville, TN – Nov. 2, 2012 – MULTI-PLATINUM entertainer Jason Aldean continues to solidify his status as a stadium headliner as two more of his 2013 NIGHT TRAIN TOUR stadium dates sell out at a dizzying speed today. Every ticket to the April 13 concert at University of Georgia's Sanford Stadium and the second show of a two night stand at Boston's Fenway Park on July 12 was swept up in under an hour this morning. The first night at Fenway sold out in a record seven minutes.
"I got to open the CMA Awards last night with two of my really good friends, and then I got to wake up this morning with more sold out stadiums…are you kidding me right now?" said Aldean. "The list of guys in country music who sell out stadiums is pretty shor…