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Aug 6

Kellie Pickler and Amy Grant to Perform for Breast Cancer Awareness

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Kellie Pickler and Amy Grant are teaming up to raise money for breast cancer awareness. The pair will perform at a private event, “Eat. Drink. Party Pink.,” hosted by Athena Water, on September 30 in Nashville to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness month. Grant and Pickler were previously named Athena Warriors. Athena has donated $2 million to various organizations to support breast cancer awareness, care, education and research since 2003.

“Breast cancer really hit close to home for me when my ‘big sis,’ Summer, was diagnosed at such an early age,” Pickler said. “I’m happy to say she is now cancer-free. But so many other women continue to have to fight this disease, and even more may not know they need to be aware of earlier detection than previously thought. That’s why I’m excited to be an Athena Warrior…. I want to help raise awareness so we can find a cure.” Continue Reading

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Jul 20

Kellie Pickler to Voice ‘VeggieTales’ Character

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Kellie Pickler is headed to the big screen – or at least her voice is. Pickler will make her film debut as the voice of a sweet potato in the upcoming VeggieTales movie, Beauty and the Beet. She will play Mirabelle, a yam who is in a family band. She joins recurring cast members Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber.

Additionally, Pickler will sing seven original songs for the movie’s holiday-themed soundtrack. Both the soundtrack and the DVD will be released October 14 and will include Pickler singing her own version of “Deck The Halls.” Continue Reading

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May 19

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s CMA Music Festival Schedule

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The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has more than doubled in size since last year’s CMA Music Festival, making it a destination not to be missed by those attending CMA Music Festival June 5-8 in downtown Nashville. To celebrate, the Museum has planned a number of events during the festival.

The Reba: All The Women I Am exhibit, which chronicles the life and career of Reba McEntire, is in its final weeks and will close June 22, making CMA Music Festival the ideal time to visit. The Museum has also recently opened Miranda Lambert: Backstage Access, which follows a year in Miranda Lambert’s life, the Discover Your Country exhibit and the Sing Me Back Home: 2000 to the Present exhibit. Fans who show their CMA Music Festival pass will receive a $4 discount on museum admission. Continue Reading

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May 1

Big & Rich To Kick off CMA Music Festival at Chevrolet Riverfront Stage

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Big & Rich will officially kick off the 2014 CMA Music Festival when they take the Chevrolet™ Riverfront Stage at 10:00 AM/CT on Thursday, June 5 in downtown Nashville. The Riverfront Stage will feature more than 50 artists over the course of CMA Music Festival and is free and open to the public. CMA Music Festival is scheduled for June 5-8 in Nashville.

“Big & Rich will bring a great energy to the official start of the Festival,” Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer, said. “I know our fans will not want to miss their performance.”

The lineup was announced Wednesday morning through social media with a video showing Chevrolet vehicles taking country fans to historic locations in downtown Nashville for the reveal.

Performers scheduled to hit the stage include Frankie Ballard, Big & Rich, Danielle Bradbery, Kristian Bush, Craig Campbell, Jason Michael Carroll, Terri Clark, Billy Ray Cyrus, Dan + Shay, Tyler Farr, Colt Ford, Gloriana, LoCash Cowboys, Lonestar, Love and Theft, Dustin Lynch, Craig Morgan, Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis, David Nail, Jon Pardi, Parmalee, Eric Paslay, Kellie Pickler, Cassadee Pope, Collin Raye, Chase Rice, Maggie Rose, Corey Smith, Cole Swindell, The Cadillac Three, The Swon Brothers, Uncle Kracker, Clay Walker, Darryl Worley, Charlie Worsham and Wynonna.

“This outstanding lineup, paired with the artists performing at the Nightly Concerts at LP Field, represent the best in Country Music from past to present to future,” Sarah Trahern said. “The Riverfront shows are always a highlight of CMA Music Festival, and with the caliber of talent, this year is sure to be no exception.”

The Chevrolet Riverfront Stage is a CMA Music Festival fan favorite, with concerts beginning each day at 10:00 AM/CT in Riverfront Park on the Cumberland River. Shows are free and open to the public. Four-day ticket holders can enter 45 minutes before the general public. Fans do not need to have tickets to the Nightly Concerts at LP Field to attend concerts at Chevrolet Riverfront Stage.

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Apr 29

ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute To The Troops Features Soldiers & Stars

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NEW YORK, NY – MAY 18: Actors Chris O’Donnell (L) and LL Cool J attend the 2011 CBS Upfront at The Tent at Lincoln Center on May 18, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

The Academy of Country music and dick clark products have announced additional information on the servicemen and women from the United States Armed Forces who performed with some of country’s biggest stars during ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute To The Troops. The special was taped on April 7 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. It will air on CBS May 20 at 9/8c, co-hosted by LL Cool J and Chris O’Donnell and be in honor of the May 17 Armed Forces Day.

Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice, Luke Bryan, Merle Haggard, Hunter Hayes, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Kellie Pickler, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Eli Young Band, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts and The Band Perry all perform in tribute to our country’s military force during the special. Continue Reading

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Apr 9

Kellie Pickler to Auction Off ACM Awards Jewelry

 

Kellie Pickler to Auction Off ACM Awards Jewelry

Kellie Pickler on the Red Carpet at the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, Sunday, Apr. 6, 2014. Photo Credit: Getty Images/courtesy the Academy of Country Music.

Kellie Pickler’s red carpet look at Sunday’s ACM Awards won her spots on a number of critics’ “Best Dressed” lists. She has decided to auction off the Pandora charm bracelets she wore to the event to raise funds for ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music. Fans can place their bids at CharityBuzz.com through April 21 at 2/1c.

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“ACM Lifting Lives supports great organizations that are making strides with music education and medical research, supporting our amazing military veterans and more,” Kellie said. “I’m excited to help raise money for such a wonderful charity. It makes me proud to be an ACM member.”  Continue Reading

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Mar 28

LL COOL J & Chris O’Donnell to Co-Host ACM Presents: An All-Star Salue To The Troops

LL COOL J & Chris O'Donnell to Co-Host ACM Presents: An All-Star Salue To The Troops

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 18: Actors Chris O’Donnell (L) and LL Cool J attend the 2011 CBS Upfront at The Tent at Lincoln Center on May 18, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

The Academy of Country Music has announced LL Cool J and Chris O’Donnell, stars of the CBS Drama series NCIS: Los Angeles, will co-host ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute To The Troops, a concert event featuring some of the biggest names in country music paying tribute to our armed forces. The event will tape Monday, April 7 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will air on CBS on May 20 at 9/8c.

Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice, Luke Bryan, Hunter Hayes, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Kellie Pickler and Keith Urban have been added to the star-studded lineup of artists scheduled to perform. Previously announced artists performing include Merle Haggard, George Strait, Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum and The Band Perry. The concert will honor our country’s servicemen and women and include special moments and stories of their bravery and integrity.  Continue Reading

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Feb 11

Charlie Daniels Announces 5th Annual Scholarship for Heroes Concert

Charlie Daniels Announces 5th Annual Scholarship for Heroes Concert

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Charlie Daniels and Lipscomb University have partnered to raise funds for veterans during the fifth annual Copperweld Charlie Daniels’ Scholarship for Heroes concert. The event, set for Tuesday, March 25 at Lipscomb’s Allen Arena, will feature an all-star lineup that includes Charlie, Kellie Pickler, Clint Black, The Grascals, the Navy Band Sea Chanters and the American Hitmen and more.

“It’s an honor to be part of something special like the Charlie Daniels’ Scholarship for Heroes event,” Clint Black said. “As if it weren’t enough that Charlie Daniels asked me to sing—our troops occupy a very special place in our history. We have to do our utmost to make sure the part we play in their history is worthy of their sacrifice and commitment. This event is playing a fantastic role, making higher education a reality for returning veterans. I’m thrilled to be a part of this special evening.” Continue Reading

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Jan 24

Top 20 Visits St. Jude with Kellie Pickler, Randy Owen & More

Top 20 Visits St. Jude with Kellie Pickler, Randy Owen & More

Nan Kelley and Kellie Pickler at Country Cares for St. Jude. Photo courtesy of GAC Staff.

Top 20 Country Countdown and host Nan Kelley are at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis for the 25th Anniversary of Country Cares for St Jude, the annual event started by Randy Owen for country radio and artists to come together to show their support of the hospital’s work. While at the hospital, Nan catches up with Randy, Rascal Flatts, Rodney Atkins, Kellie Pickler, Scotty McCreery, Sara Evans, Danielle Bradbery and more about the work the hospital is doing to save the lives of children.

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Alan Jackson was at No. 1 last week with “Blue Ridge Mountain Song.” Can he make it two weeks in a row or will someone new take the top spot? Tune in tonight at 8/7c for this week’s Top 20 videos, chosen by you. Check the full schedule » Continue Reading

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Jan 22

Lucy Hale, Kellie Pickler & More Attend Country Cares for St. Jude Kids

Lucy Hale, Kellie Pickler & More Attend Country Cares for St. Jude Kids

Country Cares founder Randy Owen spent some time with patients Jorge and Tyron during the 25th anniversary Country Cares Seminar in Memphis, Tenn. January 16-19, 2014. Photo courtesy of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Lucy Hale, Kellie Pickler, Sara Evans and Scotty McCreery were among the country stars who gathered with more than 1,000 country music industry leaders in Memphis January 16-19 to kick off the 25th Anniversary of the Country Cares for St. Jude Kids program to support the work of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The annual seminar event, started by Alabama’s Randy Owen, is one of country music’s largest gatherings. In addition to raising awareness and funds for St. Jude, the seminar also gives St. Jude patients the chance to visit with some of their favorite artists and celebrate them along with radio partners who together have raised more than $500 million for the hospital.

“It’s inspiring to think about the major impact the country music industry has had on St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and I am so grateful to all of the men and women in country radio and fellow artists and friends in the country music industry who lend their support for this organization that I hold so dearly,” Randy Owen said. “The turnout for this event is further evidence of the country music industry’s continued commitment and support of the research, treatments and cures provided by this amazing place that has saved the lives of countless children from around the world.”

Lucy Hale, a Memphis native, has a personal connection to St. Jude. Her stepsister was a patient at the hospital at just four months old with stage IV neuroblastoma. “They thought she was going to die, but she is 18 years cancer free,” Lucy said. “My stepfather says that the people who work here changed their lives. This place is a Godsend. The people who work here are 100 percent dedicated. This puts things in perspective. I’m leaving here inspired. These kids are so unbelievably strong. It just makes me want to be a better person.”

Kellie Pickler made her first visit to the hospital in 2006 and has made many visits since then, including performing an acoustic concert at a Halloween party. “Being able to come here to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will change your life,” she said. “It’s amazing. They are saving lives and changing lives. You meet people and build relationships with them and then it becomes a personal thing.It’s just amazing how country music has married itself to St. Jude and these families and helped them have a chance, hope and life.”

“I think St. Jude represents everything that we, as human beings, should be doing for one another,” Sara Evans said. “I love the fact that nobody pays a dime. I love that this is a research hospital and that they are sharing their information with the world. It is just phenomenal that country music radiothons and events have raised $500 million for St. Jude. It feels great to be a part of that.”

Scotty McCreery made his first visit to St. Jude during the Country Cares Seminar. “I was familiar with St. Jude and had been a part of the radiothon, so I had really positive thoughts about visiting here for the first time,” he said. “Then I walked in the door and was blown out of the water. This place is awesome. One of the coolest things was just walking around and seeing all the smiles. It was really uplifting.”

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