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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  of Country 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 T
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 fi

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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
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 46   th  Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards On April 3 Fans Can Vote At , Powered By , 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 sumptuo
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 t
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.
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 Seidl


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'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 t
Columbia   Nashville  Recording Artist Joanna Smith to Sing National Anthem at OVC Basketball Tournament Championship Game February 23, 2011                                     For 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  and one of the “New Faces On The Music Scene” by Variety Magazine. The single
Running Tour of Music City Updates Race Route Country Music Marathon & ½ Marathon presented by Nissan Returns for a 12 th  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 12 th  annual Country Music Marathon & ½ Marathon presented by Nissan returns on Saturday, April 30 th . 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
HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS FOR GRAMMY WINNER MIRANDA LAMBERT   Lambert Brings Her  4th Annual   Cause 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
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.
                                                                                                                                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
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 visit . About the Grand Ole Opry The Grand Ole Opry presents the best in country music live every week from Nashville ,  Tenn.   Celebrating 85 years of entertainment, the Opry can be
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
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 & Farm a 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 dedi