Gloriana, Billy Dean & More To Perform At Autism Sings!
Gloriana, Billy Dean and Bucky Covington are among the artists who will perform at Autism Sings! in Nashville on October 1 at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville. Proceeds will benefit Autism Speaks. Tyler Barham, Austin Webb and Jaci Velasquez will also perform.
“We are so excited to host this event for the second year, featuring such an amazing lineup of artists and musicians, who are so graciously giving their time and talent to support such an important cause,” said Kathy Streng, Autism Speaks Regional Director. “Autism awareness is key to bringing the much needed acceptance this community deserves. We are very grateful for the continued outpouring of caring and generous support from this wonderful community.” Continue Reading
Craig Campbell attends the Craig Campbell 2013 Celebrity Cornhole Challenge at Public Square on June 4, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
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Craig Campbell invited fans to watch his 1st Annual Celebrity Cornhole Challenge at Public Square in downtown Nashville on June 4th. The tournament benefited colon cancer awareness and research and proceeds went to The TJ Martell Foundation. The event was a huge success, collecting more than $15,000. The cause hits close to home for Craig and he is very passionate about it because his father passed away at the age of 36 with colon cancer.
Although this was only the first year for the tournament, the event had a great turnout and GAC host Storme Warren was the guest emcee. Craig announced to the crowd that he wants to eventually try to break the world record for the most cornhole games going on at once and grow the benefit big enough take over LP Field in Nashville.
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Not only did Craig host the tournament, but he and his game partner Eric Lindsey also ended up winning first place in the Cornhole Challenge.
Other celebrities who came out and participated in the tournament included GAC host Suzanne Alexander, Love and Theft, Jerrod Niemann, Gloriana, The Farm, Greg Bates, Lo Cash Cowboys, Rachel Bradshaw, Whitney Duncan, Chase Rice, Rob Bironas from the Tennessee Titans, James Wesley, Dean Alexander and Ryan Kinder.
Sara Evans photo courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.
Nearly 50 artists have been confirmed for the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage during CMA Music Festival June 6-9 in downtown Nashville. Sara Evans will kick off the performances on June 6 at 10 a.m. This marks the first time she has opened the festival.
“Sara is the perfect choice to launch the daily concerts on the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage because of her great repertoire of hit music and undeniable connection to our fans,” Steve Moore, CMA Chief Executive Officer said. Continue Reading
A view of the Nightly Concerts at LP Field during the 2011 CMA Music Festival. Photo by Bennett Farkas, courtesy of the CMA.
Tickets for the Nightly Concerts at LP Field during CMA Music Festival are officially sold out six weeks in advance of the June 6-9 festival. With high demand for four-day ticket packages, single night tickets will not be available for LP Field concerts.
“Tickets to LP Field sold faster than ever, but the good news for our fans is if you didn’t get a ticket for LP Field there are nine other entertainment and music stages, plus special events, and activities throughout downtown Nashville to enjoy,” Steve Moore, CMA Chief Executive Officer, said. “And with the expansion of our autograph signings, concerts, and family events into the new Music City Center – which we have dubbed Fan Fair X – local and regional residents have affordable, easy access to great entertainment with hundreds of our most popular artists.” Continue Reading
Country music stars sure love Twitter! This week, Kenny Chesney shows his support for Boston while Dierks Bentley makes a big announcement. Plus, Lady Antebellum celebrates two weeks at No. 1, Taylor Swift has her own personal dragon and Phil Vassar posts a #ThrowBackThursday featuring Carrie Underwood. Here are our picks for this week’s Top 10 Country Tweets Of The Week:
Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/kennychesney.
Kenny Chesney – KennyChesney: #Bstrong
Dierks Bentley – DierksBentley: so my wife and i will be changing our family defensive strategy come the fall. switching from MAN-to-MAN to ZONE. #3! advice @thetimmcgraw?!
Lady Antebellum – LadyAntebellum: dude’s! 2nd week at number 1 w downtown. can’t believe it. guess a lotta women can relate. start taking your ladies out more fellas. ha- ck
Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/blakeshelton.
Blake Shelton – BlakeShelton: Just met one of my heroes y’all!!!! Look its @kurt13warner !!!! Continue Reading
Kenny Chesney photo courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.
The final, complete artist schedule has been revealed for Rock The Ocean’s inaugural Tortuga Music Festival. Scheduled for April 13-14 in Ft Lauderdale, Florida, Kenny Chesney will headline the festival on Saturday, April 13, while Eric Church will headline Sunday, April 14. Additional artists scheduled to appear include Jake Owen, Kip Moore, Gloriana and many more.
Additionally, Brett Eldredge and award winning singer-songwriter Old Man Luedecke have been added to the lineup. Due to a scheduling conflict, Gary Allan is no longer performing during the festival. The full schedule can be found at www.tortugamusicfestival.com. Continue Reading
Gloriana photo courtesy of Emblem Music Group/Warner Bros. Records.
Gloriana will perform their current single, “Can’t Shake You,” on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on April 3. Fans can catch the trio’s performance on NBC at 11:35/10:35c. The track is in the Top 25 and climbing and is featured on their latest album, A Thousand Miles Left Behind.
The group’s performance will be the start of a whirlwind weekend. After Leno, they’ll head to Napa Valley, Cali. to perform at the Live In The Vineyard music festival. On April 5, they will perform for the military and their families stationed at the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton to benefit the Marine Corps Community Service (MCCS), which is responsible for all morale, welfare, and recreation programs for the Marines Corps. Continue Reading
Craig Campbell’s 2013 album, Never Regret.
Craig Campbell announced through his Facebook page that his sophomore album, Never Regret, will be released May 7. The 12-song project, produced by Keith Stegall and Matt Rovey, will feature the lead single “Outta My Head.”
Following the release of his album and in honor of his late father, Craig will host the inaugural Celebrity Cornhole Challenge to benefit the TJ Martell Foundation’s colon cancer research efforts on June 4. The tournament will take place in downtown Nashville’s Public Square from 2 p.m. -7 p.m. as the unofficial kickoff to the 2013 CMA Music Festival. Continue Reading
Gloriana photo courtesy of Emblem Music Group/Warner Bros. Records.
Gloriana will perform their latest single, “Can’t Shake You,” on the season finale of The CW’s Hart of Dixie on May 7. Fans can catch the band perform on The CW at 8/7c. Hart of Dixie follows New York born and bred Dr. Zoe Hart, played by Rachel Bilson, as she adjusts to life in quirky Bluebell, Alabama.
Gloriana is currently on the road headlining shows in support of their latest album, A Thousand Miles Left Behind. They will take a break from touring to film their guest appearance on Hart of Dixie in Los Angeles on March 18. “Can’t Shake You” is currently in the Top 25 at radio. Continue Reading
Carrie Underwood on the set of her video for “Two Black Cadillacs.” Photo courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.
Carrie Underwood returns to the top spot on GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown this week with “Two Black Cadillacs” while last week’s No. 1, Lee Brice’s “I Drive Your Truck,” falls to No. 9. Blake Shelton moves up eight spots to No. 3 with his latest, “Sure Be Cool If You Did” and Eric Church makes his countdown debut with “Like Jesus Does.”
Plus, Thompson Square dropped by to host Top 20 and talk about their new single, “If I Didn’t Have You,” as well as their upcoming album Just Feels Good which hits stores May 26.
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This Week’s Chart:
- Carrie Underwood – “Two Black Cadillacs”
- Don Williams w/Keith Urban – “Imagine That”
- Blake Shelton – “Sure Be Cool If You Did”
- Kelly Clarkson w/ Vince Gill – “Don’t Rush”
- Gary Allan – “Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)”
- The Band Perry – “Better Dig Two”
- Little Big Town – “Tornado”
- Toby Keith – “Hope On The Rocks”
- Lee Brice – “I Drive Your Truck”
- Josh Turner – “Find Me A Baby”
- Tim McGraw – “One of Those Nights”
- Hunter Hayes – “Somebody’s Heartbreak”
- Jana Kramer – “Whiskey”
- Brad Paisley – “Southern Comfort Zone”
- Eric Church – “Like Jesus Does”
- Jason Aldean w/Luke Bryan, Eric Church – “That’s The Only Way I Know”
- Zac Brown Band – “Goodbye In Her Eyes”
- Gloriana – “Can’t Shake You”
- Train with Ashley Monroe – “Bruises”
- Rascal Flatts – “Changed”