One of the most famous back up singers in modern music history has died...Millie Kirkham was 91 and died December 14th... Her soprano was heard on many of Elvis Presley's recordings such as "The Wonder Of You, Surrender, How Great Thou Art, Polk Salad Annie, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Don't, Just Pretend, (You're The) Devil in Disguise, C.C. Rider" and many others. She also sang with Elvis on many of his movie soundtracks and performed with him on stage in the 1970 documentary, Elvis: That's the Way It Is in Las Vegas. A longtime fixture in the music community, her credits include numerous radio and television appearances, collaborations with the Jordanaires and the Anita Kerr Singers along with her countless recording sessions in Los Angeles, New York City, Las Vegas and Nashville. In February 2008 she appeared in "Nashville celebrates Elvis at the Ryman" alongside George Klein (Emcee), Pat Boone, David Briggs, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Wanda Ja
Nashville, TN – Dec. 16, 2014 – MCA Nashville singer/songwriter Kip Moore was awarded “Breakthrough Artist Of The Year” at last night's American Country Countdown Awards on FOX. Moore performed his newly certified PLATINUM No. one hit “Hey Pretty Girl" on the show before accepting his award. "It may be my name on the award, but there are so many others who deserve to have their name on this with me," said Moore. "I'm humbled by the overwhelming loyalty and support from my band, country radio and especially the fans who have been coming to see us on tour and buying our music. I couldn't have imagined in my wildest dreams that we would be talking about millions of sales and streams of songs I've written. It's surreal and I can't wait to show everyone what we have planned for 2015." In addition to the PLATINUM certification of "Hey Pretty Girl," Moore's smash hit "Somethin' 'Bout A Truck" earned DO
The Doobie Brothers Performed at the Alliance for Lupus Research Honors Indra K. Nooyi Gala in New York Event Raises $1.4 Million for Critical Lupus Research Pictured (Left to Right): Hugh F. Johnston, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of PepsiCo, Inc.; Robert Wood Johnson IV, Chairman and Chief Executive Office of the New York Jets; Tom Johnston, The Doobie Brothers; John McFee, The Doobie Brothers; Indra K. Nooyi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo, Inc.; Kenneth M. Farber, President of Alliance for Lupus Research; Patrick Simmons, The Doobie Brothers; and Raj Nooyi. December 16, 2014, New York, NY – The Doobie Brothers performed at the Alliance for Lupus Research's (ALR) 2014 Benefit Dinner to raise funds for biomedical lupus research, honoring Indra K. Nooyi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo, Inc. Nooyi was recognized Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at the event held at Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City. With the suppo
Nashville, TN - Dec. 12, 2014 - Country music superstars Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line and Toby Keith will headline the first-ever Delaware Junction, a three-day country music and camping festival at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington, DE on Aug 14-16, 2015. In partnership with Highway One, the festival is the latest addition to Live Nation's list of mega country music festivals including Watershed, Faster Horses, Route 91 Harvest and FarmBorough. Tickets go on sale Dec. 19 at 10 AM EST with three-day passes start at $199 and multiple camping options available to festival-goers with pricing starting at $150 per site. Additional artists and more details will be announced in the coming days. To purchase tickets and for the latest information, visit www.delawarejunctionfestival.com. "We came up with the name for this festival as sort of a nod to the storied railroad history in that area," said Brian O' Connell, Live Nation President of Country Tou
Nashville, TN (December 11th, 2014) - Leopard Entertainment recording artist, Kelly Lang will be part of the star studded line up of celebrities who will be signing at this year's annual "Christmas 4 Kids" Bus Tour. The event, benefitting underprivileged children, will take place at the Hendersonville Walmart in Hendersonville, TN, on Monday, December 15th from 5:00pm until 9:00pm. Along with Lang, this year's participating celebrities include Hunter Hayes, Bo Bice, The Roys, Jan Howard, TG Sheppard, Shelly West and more. Admission to the event is $5.00 for adults, $2.00 for children ages 2-12 and $20 for a family pass. Admission for children under 2 is free. Tickets may be purchased onsite at the Hendersonville Walmart (204 North Anderson Lane, Hendersonville, TN 37075) on the day of the event. The celebrities will do a meet and greet inside of their tour busses, allowing the fans a glimpse at their home away from home. Lang has been a part of "Christ
NASHVILLE – December 12, 2014 -- Dawn Sears, 53, stellar vocalist and member of Rounder Record’s 4-time Grammy-nominated band The Time Jumpers, died Thursday night, December 11. Diagnosed with lung cancer in February 2012, Sears fought the disease ferociously and championed efforts for lung cancer research. In addition to having been a Time Jumper, she was also a long-time member of Vince Gill’s touring band. She is survived by her husband, the fiddler and fellow Time Jumper Kenny Sears and daughter Tess. Funeral arrangements are pending.
Nashville, Tenn. (December 10, 2014) - Aaron Tippin, the "Hardest Workin' Man in Country Music" will soon be celebrating a major career milestone. The year 2015 will mark Tippin's 25th year in music. Tippin is currently planning his 25th Anniversary tour and is in-studio putting the finishing touches on a commemorative album that will feature all new music as well as freshly recorded versions of his hit songs. More details on Tippin's tour and new album will be announced soon. "I can't believe it's been 25 years since I started this amazing journey," notes Tippin. "I've been so blessed to be able to live a hillbilly singer's dream and to still be living it today. It's so much fun to look back on these last 25 years and to still look forward to many more." Aaron Tippin's fame was launched in 1990 with the release of his uncompromising single, "You've Got to Stand For Something." He followed wit
I had a new camera...we were on a red carpet in Las Vegas...he is retired now..but still cool I bet! Sean Connery..interviewed him several times...toured Alcatraz with him..a longer story...gave him exploding golf balls..wait for the book :)