Zac Brown Band photo by Cole Cassell, courtesy of Southern Ground Artists/Atlantic Records.
Zac Brown Band has announced the lineups for their two Southern Ground Music & Food Festivals. The first one will take place in Nashville at Riverfront Park September 21-22 and then head to Charleston, South Carolina’ Blackbaud Stadium October 20-21.
In Nashville, Zac Brown Band will perform super sets each night with special guests including Gregg Allman among others. Amos Lee, David Gray, and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros are also scheduled for the Nashville festival.
In Charleston, Zac Brown Band will again headline with nightly performances. The Avett Brothers, Continue Reading
Faith Hill Photo Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
Faith Hill is among the artists featured on Every Mother Counts 2012, an album being released through a partnership between model Christy Turlington Burns and Starbucks. The album will benefit Christy’s organization, Every Mother Counts. She formed the organization after being inspired by her own experiences and the United Nation’s Millennium Development to reduce maternal mortality by 75% by 2015.
Every Mother Counts 2012, the second album to be released for the organization, is available exclusively at Starbucks from May 1 to May 29 in celebration of Mother’s Day. In addition to Faith Hill, it features songs from David Bowie, Sting, Lauryn Hill, Coldplay, Bono and the Edge, Eddie Vedder, Paul Simon and his wife, Edie Brickell, and more. Thirteen of the 19 songs are previously unreleased.
“I went to friends first, as I did with the first CD,” Christy told Rolling Stone. ”Bono and Chris Martin were great supporters of the project the first time around, and when I knew I wanted to include men on this album they were obvious choices. They are also both fathers to daughters. Others, such as Patti Smith and Rita Wilson, I’ve known for a long time, and some, like Edie Brickell and Paul Simon, I only met briefly but was a huge admirer. I generally wanted a diverse group of artists who were parents, or in the case of Edward Sharpe, who will be soon. We wanted to reach a broad audience on this issue with this particular project and with a range of perspectives.” Continue Reading