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Nov 8

The Henningsens Featured as November’s ACM “My Cause”

The Henningsens Featured as November’s ACM “My Cause”

The Henningsens photo by LeAnn Mueller, courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

ACM Lifting Lives has announced that the November “My Cause” web feature will spotlight The Henningsens and Elijah’s Heart. The monthly series brings awareness to artist-supported charitable organizations. It also supports fundraising efforts for those organizations. To watch the web feature, visit

“My Cause: Elijah’s Heart” highlights an organization whose purpose is to show love to underprivileged children and their families, assist them with practical needs and raise awareness about their situations to inspire others to act. Throughout America, countless children and their families battle poverty, hunger, poor education and other plights that go unnoticed. Continue Reading


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Jul 6

The Henningsens Invite Fans to Choose Their Next Adventure

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The Henningsens photo by LeAnn Mueller, courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

The Henningsens are spending the summer introducing themselves and their music to fans across the country by releasing their debut EP and hitting the road with Brad Paisley’s Beat This Summer Tour. To interact with the new fans they’ve made along the way, the band has launched a new website,

On the site, fans cast votes to choose from an ongoing range of activities for the band to accomplish, with the end results documented in photos and video and posted online. By visiting the site or following the group on social media sites, fans will learn of new opportunities to choose the band’s next mission including community visits, charitable activities, performances, and more. Continue Reading


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Jun 4

The Henningsens Partner with Sue Bee Honey

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The Henningsens photo by LeAnn Mueller, courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

The Henningsens have partnered with Sue Bee Honey®, America’s Honey,® the world’s largest honey marketing cooperative. With a deep pride in their family’s farm, which has spanned several generations, the partnership was a perfect fit for the trio.

“We have a really large family,” Brian Henningsen said. “My wife and I have 10 children. We love the multi-generation aspect of farming and music. And that was a really good fit for us in partnering with and becoming friends with the folks at Sue Bee Honey®. They are America’s Honey®, an American company through and through.

Speaking of farming, here’s another farming family we love: Farm Kings >> Continue Reading


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May 23

CMA Music Festival Offers Hundreds of Hours of Free Live Music

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Ash Bowers photo courtesy of Loud Mouth Entertainment.

The 2013 CMA Music Festival will take pace in downtown Nashville June 6-9 with no less than six free stages featuring live music throughout the day and into the evening as well as countless activities. Tickets for the Nightly Concerts at LP Field sold out a record-setting six weeks in advance of the 2013 Festival, but fans will still have many chances to catch their favorite artists at CMA Music Festival.

Performance lineups for the previously announced Chevrolet Riverfront Stage and Bud Light Stage at the Bridgestone Arena Plaza are available at, but those schedules are just the beginning of what fans can expect from country music’s biggest festival. Everything from autograph signings, meet-and-greets, cell phone charging stations, product demonstrations, auctions, giveaways, and more will take place in Downtown Nashville throughout the festival. Outdoor spaces are free and open to the public.

Some of this year’s events include:

Transitions Performance Park

New in 2013, Transitions® adaptive lenses will host Transitions Performance Park, where fans can get an enhanced view of the CMA Music Festival from atop Transitions’ two-story viewing platform. Fans will be able to test Transitions products, look through customized viewfinders and star in their own professional photo shoot.

Additionally, daily concerts will take place with the Marshall Tucker Band making their first-ever CMA Music Festival appearance to kick things off on Thursday, June 6 at 11 a.m. with a performance. Other artists set for performances include Ash Bowers, Holly Williams, Due West, Danielle Peck, Julie Roberts, Jeff Bates, Kristy Lee Cook and many more. Continue Reading


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May 22

The Henningsens Perform with PS22 Chorus

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The Henningsens recently sang “American Beautiful” and “Mirrors” with the Acclaimed PS22 Chorus. Photo courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

The Henningsens recently paid a visit to Public School 22 in Graniteville, Staten Island, New York, to perform with the talented fifth graders of the PS22 Chorus. The chorus joined the trio for a rendition of their debut hit “American Beautiful” as well as a cover of this week’s No. 1 Billboard Pop Songs hit, “Mirrors” by Justin Timberlake.

“The @PS22Chorus is such an inspiration!  We had so much fun covering @jtimberlake’s ‘Mirrors’ with them!  So talented!!” the band tweeted after the visit.

Watch clips of their performances below: Continue Reading


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May 9

Brad Paisley Kicks Off Beat This Summer Tour This Weekend

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Brad Paisley photo by Jim Shea courtesy of Schmidt Relations.

Brad Paisley will kick off the first leg of his Best This Summer Tour this weekend with stops on St. Louis on May 9, Indianapolis on May 10 and Chicago on May 11. The tour will visit over 36 cities in the United States and Canada this summer with more dates to be added this fall. Chris Young, Lee Brice and The Henningsens will be along as special guest.

Fans can be a part of Brad’s show by downloading the free Brad Paisley Lightshop app. With technology from Wham City Lights, the app uses a phones hardware to flash colors in sync across its screen. Fans at every concert can activate the app beforehand to become a part of the interactive performance during the show. For more information or to download the app, visit Reading


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May 7

Clara Henningsen of The Henningsens Ties the Knot

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Clara Henningsen & Jacob Calaway photo courtesy of Shannon Leigh Anderson Photography.

GAC sends congratulations to Clara Henningsen of The Henningsens and her new husband, Jacob Calaway! The pair were married Saturday, May 4, on the Henningsen family farm in Illinois amid a light rain.

“It was really cool because I got married on our family farm, in Illinois, and it’s such a special thing because, like the Miranda Lambert song says, that’s pretty much the house that built me and where I was raised and where I grew up,” Clara said. “It’s really where I wanted to get married.” Continue Reading


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May 3

The Henningsens Are Enjoying a Life-Changing Year

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The Henningsens photo by LeAnn Mueller, courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

2013 is turning out to be a pivotal year for new trio The Henningsens. The family band has charted their first Top 20 hit with their debut single, “American Beautiful,” and will join Brad Paisley’s Beat This Summer Tour, which kicks off May 9. Plus, band member Clara Henningsen is getting married! Engaged to Jacob Calaway since last summer, the pair chose a springtime wedding before the band hits the road.

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to have found the perfect man for me, and to have him here to share in all the wonderful things that are happening for us,” Clara said. “Life’s gonna be crazy, but it’s gonna be really, really fun. I’m truly blessed.” Continue Reading


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Apr 9

The Henningsens to Release Debut Album on July 2

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The Henningsens photo by LeAnn Mueller, courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

The Henningsens will release their debut album, American Beautiful, on July 2. The project will feature their debut single, “American Beautiful.” The family band will also join Brad Paisley as a guest on his Beat This summer Tour beginning May 9.

Produced by Paul Worley, American Beautiful spotlights Clara Henningsen’s vocals together with family harmonies and the musicianship of brother Aaron and father Brian. It also showcases the trio’s gift for songwriting with one or more of the family co-writing every track on the album. Continue Reading


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Apr 3

ACM Experience Announces Country & TV Star Appearances

The Academy of Country Music has announced the country artists and television stars participating in the open-to-the-public ACM Experience, a family-friendly country music lifestyle event set for April 5-7 at The Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The event will offer opportunities for the public to meet some of their favorite stars, get autographs and take photos leading up to the ACM Awards.

The ACM Experience and ACM Expo hours of operation are Friday, April 4 from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Sunday, April 7 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. PST. For more information, visit

The GAC Booth Kenny Foster will greet visitors on Friday, April 5 from 4:45-5:15 p.m. and Danielle Peck from 6:30-7:00 p.m. Guests can also win a Kenny Chesney-signed guitar, get a sneak peek at the new season of Farm Kings, watch highlights from ACM Red Carpet broadcasts and more. Additionally, fans can get a custom photo with GAC show hosts that can be shared from their smart phones and meet GAC personalities Suzanne Alexander, Storme Warren and Nan Kelley, who will be at the booth throughout the weekend.   Continue Reading


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