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MARTINA MCBRIDE CELEBRATES WITH 4,000 FANS   Nashville, TN (July 30, 2010) – Country music superstar Martina McBride’s birthday was yesterday and she shared the occasion with 4,000 of her closest friends. McBride, wrapping up a four-week West Coast tour stint, celebrated with a special performance at Chateau Ste Michelle winery in Woodinville, WA. Husband John McBride surprised her by appearing onstage and leading the fans in singing “Happy Birthday” to the superstar.   After the show, McBride received the annual birthday gift from her band and crew, Boone’s Farm Strawberry Hill wine, and enjoyed a low-key celebration.     “My birthday was absolutely perfect. I began the day by hanging out with my family, celebrated at a beautiful winery with the best fans in the world and had a party with my band and crew.” said McBride. “It doesn’t get much better than this.”   McBride is currently nominated for Female Country Artist for the fan-voted Teen Choice Awards. The awards will air Monday, A
Larry Gatlin Heads Back to the Big Apple             for Fox News Media Blitz NASHVILLE, TN – July 30, 2010 – Next week, country  music  legend  Larry  Gatlin  heads back to New York City  for yet another massive national media tour with  the  Fox News Channel  and the  Fox Business Network .   Gatlin's whirlwind of media stops include appearances on  the Fox News Channel’s  Fox & Friends ,  Huckabee , Hannity  and  Redeye  as well as the Fox Business Network’s  America’s Nightly Scoreboard  and the network’s newest show,  Money Rocks . In addition, Gatlin will appear on the   Strategy Room  and will join Fox & Friends morning show host Brian Kilmeade on his nationally syndicated radio show, Kilmeade & Friends . For more information on Larry Gatlin, visit . Schedule of Appearances: Monday, August 2 Fox Business Network  –  America’s Nightly Scoreboard 7:00 PM ET Tuesday, August 3 Fox News Channe l –  Redeye 3:00 AM ET Thursday
Lynyrd Skynyrd set for A&E Private Sessions & Lopez Tonight Nashville, TN – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members Lynyrd Skynyrd is set to hit the airwaves this weekend,  Sunday, August 1st (9am EST/8am CST)  appearing and performing on  A&E’s Private Sessions  with Lynn Hoffman. Lynyrd Skynyrd will talk about their inspirations behind the band’s latest studio album,  God & Guns  (Loud & Proud/Roadrunner Records) and performances include “God & Guns” and “Still Unbroken” off their new album as well as classics, “Sweet Home Alabama” and a special extended version of “Free Bird.” Private Sessions showcases performances and conversations with top names in contemporary music and film. Each Sunday morning at 9 am EST, Private Sessions dedicates each hour to the body of work of a single artist or group, featuring not only current releases but also the projects that defined and built careers. Lynyrd Skynyrd is also slated to perform on  Lopez Tonight  on  August
BIG MACHINE RECORDS BECOMES NEW MUSICAL HOME FOR RASCAL FLATTS NOTHING LIKE THIS  ALBUM TO HIT STORES NOVEMBER 16 NEW SINGLE “WHY WAIT” TO BE RELEASED TO COUNTRY RADIO IMMEDIATELY Nashville – (July 29, 2010) –  Disney Music Group finalized arrangements today for the release of the forthcoming Rascal Flatts record  Nothing Like This  to be on Big Machine Records. The Rascal Flatts catalogue will remain with the Disney Music Group. As Big Machine Records becomes the new musical home to Rascal Flatts, who are Country Music’s most awarded group of the millennium and an act at the pinnacle of their career, the final touches are being made on the group’s next album  Nothing Like This , its seventh studio release. Nothing Like This  will be in stores on November 16 and was produced by Dann Huff and is the follow up to Unstoppable  released in 2009.  The lead-off single, “Why Wait,” was written by Neil Thrasher, Tom Shapiro and Jimmy Yeary, and is going out to Country radio immediately.
ROSANNE   CASH   LAUNCHES   MULTI-CITY  BOOK TOUR FOR LONG-AWAITED MEMOIR,  COMPOSED , DUE FROM VIKING ON AUGUST 10 TH ACCLAIMED SINGER-SONGWRITER TO APPEAR ON  GOOD MORNING  AMERICA  ON AUGUST 10 TH CASH’S CRITICALLY HERALDED ALBUM,  THE LIST , NOMINATED FOR  AMERICANA  MUSIC ASSOCIATION AWARD FOR “ALBUM OF THE YEAR” July 29, 2010  — New York, NY — After 30 years as a critically acclaimed singer and songwriter,  Rosanne Cash  shares her recollections growing up as Johnny Cash’s eldest daughter and coming into her own as a performer, daughter, and mother in a long-awaited memoir, entitled  Composed  (Viking), which will go on sale August 10 th , 2010. The same day, Cash will embark on a multi-city book tour to read selections from  Composed , sign copies, and perform a few songs at select stops. Attendees will be treated to personal anecdotes from Cash’s extraordinary life that she tells in  Composed  with the trademark intelligence, compassion, humor, and honesty that also inform
KENNY CHESNEY’s “THE BOYS OF FALL” VIDEO TO WORLD DEBUT ON ESPN’s SPORTSCENTER “The Boys of Fall” Single Available August 3 At All Digital Retailers NASHVILLE, TN -- For singer-songwriter Kenny Chesney, a career trademark has been his drive to take his music and fans to new places and provide them with new experiences, whether it’s a network TV special, 3D movie, duets with Dave Matthews and Uncle Kracker or sold-out stadiums from coast to coast.    On Monday, August 2, Chesney again steps onto new turf as the music video for his hit single, “The Boys Of Fall,” makes its world premiere on ESPN’s SportsCenter.    This unique, four-minute video edit will air twice – just before 12:00 Noon, with another airing at the conclusion of the 2:00 pm edition (all times Eastern).    “The Boys of Fall” is the debut single from Chesney’s forthcoming album,  Hemingway’s Whiskey,  which will be released on September 28. While “The Boys of Fall” is a tribute to the sensations, the moments and the
Wynonna’s Visionary Philanthropy Awarded Invitation-only Gala Will Benefit The Cecil Scaife Music Business Scholarship Endowment Nashville, TN – Five-time GRAMMY Award winner, multi-platinum recording artist,  New York Times best-selling author, and tireless philanthropist, Wynonna Judd, will receive The Cecil Scaife Visionary Award for 2010. Governor Phil Bredesen and First Lady Andrea Conte will be on hand for an evening of music and heartfelt memories on Tuesday, August 24 th , as Nashville celebrates Wynonna for her countless contributions to the Nashville community and future generations who wish to pursue a career in the music industry. The event will be held at Conservation Hall at the Tennessee Residence in Nashville, Tenn.  The invitation-only gala begins at 6:30 p.m.  The evening will be filled with music and tributes from friends and esteemed members of the community including a proclamation from U.S. Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn. Invitations may be requested by ema
2010 CCMA Awards Nominees Announced July 28, 2010 Edmonton, AB (July 28, 2010) – The Canadian Country Music Association today announced the nominees for the 2010 CCMA awards at a press conference held in Edmonton, AB.  The awards show will take place Sunday, September 12, at Rexall Place in Edmonton and new floor seats have been released today to celebrate the announcement of the 2010 CCMA Awards nominees. It’s been a great year for  Gord Bamford , and he leads the count with an outstanding six nominations.  He is nominated in every category for which he is eligible, including the coveted Fans’ Choice category. His recently released album, “Day Job”, has been met with applause by fans and critics alike, a telling sign of good things to come. Tied with 5 nominations apiece are last year’s Single of the Year winner  Dean Brody , reigning Group of the Year  Doc Walker , six-time Roots Artist of the Year winner  Corb Lund  and 2009’s Top Selling Canadian Album winner,  Johnny Reid . Mul