Tuesday, July 26, 2016

NEW TUNE FROM THE GATLIN BROTHERS FEATURED IN DINESH D’SOUZA’S HILLARY’S AMERICA



Larry Gatlin-penned “Stand Up And Say So” Included in Newly Released Film 
 
D’Souza Unveils New Music Video for Song
 
Nashville, Tenn. (July 26, 2016) - Fresh music from legendary country music group Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers is featured in Dinesh D’Souza’s new film, Hillary’s America.  "Stand Up And Say So," written by Larry Gatlin, plays along with studio footage as the credits roll at the end of the film.  Over the weekend, ahead of the Democratic National Convention, filmmaker D’Souza released a new music video for the song.
 
In an exclusive interview, The Hollywood Reporter’s Paul Bond caught up with Gatlin to talk about the new song and video:
 
Dinesh D'Souza on Saturday released a music video for his latest documentary, Hillary's America, featuring Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers singing "Stand Up and Say So," the song they wrote and performed for the film, which opened Friday.
 
The video features footage from the recent premiere of Hillary's America at the Republican National Convention, along with real and imagined video of Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president.
 
"You know who you are, you lyin' so-and-so," Gatlin sings, while Hillary Clinton dances with her husband. "I know you're lyin' cuz your lips are movin'."
 
Hillary's America is D'Souza's third film, after 2016: Obama's America and America: Imagine a World Without Her, but it's the first of his films to feature an original song.
 
The release of the video coincided with an endorsement of the film from Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. "Dinesh D'Souza Hillary's America. see it," Trump tweeted.
 
D'Souza is also taking his movie to the Democratic National Convention, which kicks off Monday in Philadelphia. A screening near the proceedings on Sunday, which features remarks by D'Souza, is sold out and the filmmakers are working to add more, they told The Hollywood Reporter on Saturday.
 
"I'm greatly honored that my dear friend Dinesh asked me to write a song about Hillary Clinton, the biggest criminal ever to run for the presidency of the United States," Gatlin told THR.  "If my little song helps keep her out of the White House and put my friend Donald Trump in the White House, and he asks me to come to the White House, I will break into my happy dance on the White House lawn."

DAILEY & VINCENT ANNOUNCE ADDITIONAL 2016 DATES FOR SPRINGER MOUNTAIN FARMS® SPONSORED TOUR



NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 25, 2016) – Fans of American music superstars Dailey & Vincent will get an up-close and personal experience as the award-winning duo hits the road throughout 2016 with a jam-packed tour schedule which includes stops throughout North America. In addition to captivating audiences with their radiant harmonies and precise instrumentation, fans will also get the opportunity to meet the multi Grammy-nominated group during autograph sessions at venues and festivals. The Springer Mountain Farms sponsored tour kicked off earlier this year, with additional stops recently added (see dates below).

The dynamic duo will also host additional episodes of their hit music-driven television show, “The Dailey & Vincent Show.” The 30-minute program appears weekly on RFD-TV, which is available in 63 million households across all 50-states (check local listings here). In addition to musical performances and appearances by famous guest artists, the spectacle also features other guest segments, along with a cooking portion sponsored by Springer Mountain Farms, where music’s top stars cook up some tasty treats.
 
July 30
Guest Performer: Jimmy Fortune of the Statler Brothers
Celebrity Chef: Joe Stampley
 
August 06
Guest Performer: family members of Dailey & Vincent
Celebrity Chef: Joe & Areeda Stampley
 
August 13
Guest Performer: Doyle Lawson & Terry Baucom, Lou Reid & Marcus Smith
Celebrity Chef: Becky Brown & Kim Corwin
 
August 20
Guest Performer: Tanya Tucker
Celebrity Personality: Larry Black
 
August 27
Guest Performer: Teea Goans
Celebrity Chef: Tim & Roxanne Atwood
 
The 3-time IBMA “Entertainer of the Year” and 3-time IBMA “Vocal Group of the Year” award winners will also bring back the Dailey & Vincent LandFest. The fourth annual festival takes place in Denton, N.C. from Sept. 15-17. In addition to daily performances from Dailey & Vincent, the three-day festival also features appearances by Grammy-award winning Earls of Leicaster, Country and Gospel Music Hall of Fame member Jimmy Fortune, Bluegrass chart-toppersBalsam Range and many more. For more info on tickets, camping or for any of your Dailey & Vincent LandFest needs, please visit:daileyvincentfest.com.
 
Dailey & Vincent on Tour:
July 27 - Nashville, Tenn. – Grand Ole opry
July 29 - Glasgow, Ky. – The Plaza Theatre
July 30 - Athens, Tenn. – Athens Regional Park
Aug. 02 - Nashville, Tenn. – Grand Ole Opry
Aug 03 - Tulsa, Okla. – Mabee Center
Aug. 05 - Milan, Mich. – Milan Bluegrass Festival
Aug. 06 - Odon, Ind. – Simon J. Graber Community Center
Aug. 07 - Egg harbor, Wis. – Peg Egan Performing Arts Center
Aug. 17 - Fairlea, W.Va. – State Fair of West Virginia
Aug. 18 - Marion, N.C. – North Carolina State Bluegrass Festival
Aug. 18 - Nashville, Tenn. – Grand Ole Opry
Sept. 08 - Unionville, Mo. – Putnam County Fair
Sept. 09 - Clarendon Hills, Ill. – Christian Church of Clarendon Hills
Sept. 10 - Celina, Ohio – Bearcreek Memories Dinner Theater
Sept. 15-17- Denton, N.C. – Dailey & Vincent LandFest
Sept. 25-27 - Branson, Mo. – The Starlite Theatre
Sept. 30 - Raleigh, N.C. – Red Hat Amphitheatre – Wide Open Bluegrass Fest
Oct. 01 - Mt. Vernon, Ky. – Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
Oct. 10 - Hiawassee, Ga. – Georgia Mountain Fair
Oct. 13 - Bremen, Ga. – Mill Town Music Hall
Oct. 14 - Rocky Mount, N.C. – The Dunn Center
Oct 15 - Marion, Va. – Findlay, Ohio – The Lincoln Theatre
Oct. 28 - Findlay, Ohio - Marathon Center for the Performing Arts
Oct. 29 - St. Joseph, Mo. – Missouri Theater
Oct. 30 - Steelville, mo. – Meramec Music Theatre
Nov. 16-18 - Hoover, Ala. – The Library
Nov. 19 - Fishersville, Va. – Augusta Expo
Nov. 25 - Myrtle Beach, S.C. – Myrtle Beach Convention Center
Nov 26 - Dunlap, Tenn. – Sequatchie County High School
Nov. 27-29 - Branson, Mo. – The Starlite Theatre
Dec. 08 - Lufkin, Texas – The Pines Theater
Dec. 09 - New Braunfels, Texas – Brauntex Performing Arts Center

The Oak Ridge Boys Announce the Christmas Celebration Tour 2016



NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 25, 2016) – Every year, a man with a white beard goes city to city giving the gift of Christmas joy, and his name is… William Lee Golden (were you expecting someone else?). For 27 years now, Country Music Hall of Fame members The Oak Ridge Boys have been a part of their fans' holiday seasons with their annual Christmas tour. This year, the award-winning group will play to packed houses across America during the 2016Christmas Celebration tour, which will take the group to two-dozen cities in 16 states, from the East to West Coast, November 1 through December 22 (see schedule below).

A mixture of traditional and contemporary songs—including religious, romantic and fun holiday tunes—makes up the set list, which includes songs from the Oaks’ six bestselling Christmas CDs. A highlight of the evening is the much-loved ‘rocking chair’ segment where each BOY rocks by the fireplace and shares personal thoughts about Christmas.

Oaks’ lead singer, Duane Allen, says, “Christmas is my favorite time of year. I love the positive things about the season.... the joy, happiness, giving, sharing, time with family, and gifts. The beautiful lights and decorations. Christmas music. Special food. And most of all the true meaning, which, of course, is celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

“Every year I look forward to taking our Christmas tour all over the USA. I hope everyone will come out this year and celebrate Christmas with The Oak Ridge Boys.”

Known for their iconic and multi-platinum selling hit “Elvira,” along with other chart-toppers like “Bobbie Sue,” “Thank God For Kids,” and “Leaving Louisiana In The Broad Daylight,” The Oak Ridge Boys have achieved a decorated career, winning five GRAMMY® Awards, and multiple CMA, ACM and Dove Awards for their cross-over brand of pop, country and gospel music that spans multiple generations. Made up of members Duane Allen, Joe Bonsall, William Lee Golden and Richard Sterban, whose unmistakable bass on the lyric “oom poppa, mow mow,” has become one of music’s most recognized sing-alongs on an international scale, The Oak Ridge Boys are members of the Grand Ole Opry and achieved arguably country music’s highest honor in October 2015 when they were inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame.

Christmas Celebration Tour 2016 Dates
Nov 15, 2016 Branson, MO The Mansion Theatre
Nov 16, 2016 Branson, MO The Mansion Theatre
Nov 17, 2016 Branson, MO The Mansion Theatre
Nov 18, 2016 Biloxi, LA Golden Nugget Biloxi
Nov 19, 2016 Lake Charles, LA Golden Nugget
Nov 20, 2016 Paris, TX Love Civic Center
Nov 25, 2016 Joplin, MO Joplin Memorial Hall
Nov 26, 2016 Sioux Falls, SD Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science
Nov 27, 2016 Grand Forks, ND Chester Fritz Auditorium
Nov 28, 2016 Minneapolis, MN State Theatre
Nov 30, 2016 Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee Theatre
Dec 1, 2016 Portsmouth, OH Vern Riffe Center For the Arts
Dec 3, 2016 Wisconsin Dells, WI Crystal Grand Music Theatre
Dec 4, 2016 Mount Pleasant, MI Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
Dec 6, 2016 Lima, OH Crouse Performance Hall
Dec 8, 2016 Meridian, MS Riley Center for the Performing Arts
Dec 9, 2016 The Villages, FL Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center
Dec 10, 2016 Sarasota, FL Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Dec 13, 2016 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theatre
Dec 14, 2016 Roanoke Rapids, NC The Roanoke Rapids Theater
Dec 15, 2016 Hagerstown, MD Maryland Theater
Dec 16, 2016 Wabash, IN Honeywell Center
Dec 17, 2016 Akron, OH Akron Civic Center
Dec 18, 2016 Merrillville, IN Star Plaza Theatre
Dec 19, 2016 Green Bay, WI Weidner Center for the Performing Arts
Dec 20, 2016 Mason City, IA North Iowa Community Auditorium
Dec 21, 2016 Grand Island, NE Heartland Events Center
Dec 22, 2016 Burlington, IA PZAZZ! Convention and Event Center

Sunday, July 24, 2016

The Isaacs Partner With New Day Christian Distributors for Release of Nature's Symphony in 432


Hendersonville, TN (July 22nd, 2016) – Multi-award winning family group, The Isaacs, and their label, House of Isaacs Music, have partnered with New Day Christian Distributors on the release of their newest studio project, entitledNature’s Symphony in 432: A Journey From Pain To Praise. The project, which is scheduled to release on September 2nd, will be available to the Christian marketplace exclusively through New Day, with marketing and label support provided by Daywind Records.
 
Nature’s Symphony in 432 has been a labor of love for the musical family, comprised of siblings Sonya, Ben and Becky, and their mother Lily.  Born out of a season of pain and struggle, each song is a personal testimony that speaks to the faithfulness of God and offers praise and rejoicing to the Lord through the trials of life. After much research and prayer, the group chose to record the project in 432 tuning, the frequency which most closely reflects the sounds found in nature, further setting this 15-song collection apart from other recorded albums.  Also of interest is that the executive producer on this record is none other than NFL Hall of Famer and sports commentator, Terry Bradshaw, who has a guest vocal appearance on the record.
 
“Nature’s Symphony in 432 is not what we consider a typical Isaacs record,” the Isaacs share. “As the title itself indicates, it was recorded in a different tuning (432hz), one that we feel God led us to use. From the writing of the songs, to the recording process, to special guests, and now the release, we have prayed many prayers for the right doors to be opened. We knew, when the time was right, that God would lead us to the perfect partners to accomplish His will concerning it. Finally, that time has come and we are so excited that New Day Distributors will be presenting this album to the world! They have prayerfully begun this co-venture with us and we look forward to working together on this new project release.”
 
New Day’s Ed Leonard adds, “Our partnership with the Isaacs across our distribution and label platforms enables us to explore a new model for artists.  It all begins with the songs, and the Isaacs have crafted a magnificent work. We look forward to working closely with them to achieve their goals.”
 
The first single from Nature’s Symphony in 432, entitled ‘This Is The Year,’ is at Southern Gospel radio now.   The project will be available to the Christian marketplace exclusively through New Day Christian. Mainstream and digital distribution are being provided by Sony RED.

RAY STEVENS' NASHVILLE RANKS AS #1 HIGHEST-RATED TELEVISION SHOW ON RFD-TV

 
Nashville, Tenn. (July 21, 2016) - Multi-platinum selling country and comedy music legend Ray Stevens just received the news that his national television show is the #1 rated program on RFD-TV.  The iconic singer's show, Ray Stevens' Nashville, currently ranks as the network's highest-rated Prime Time television show.
 
"I just heard the news that Ray Stevens' Nashville is the most watched show on RFD-TV," says Stevens."  Wow, I'm flattered!  Thank you, viewers, for tuning in and making us Number 1!"
 
Ray Stevens' Nashville is a 30-minute entertainment and music national television show airing weekly on RFD-TV.  The show, hosted by GRAMMY® Award-winning singer and musician,Ray Stevens, features performances by the legend as well as weekly guest appearances.  For more information, visit www.rfdtv.com.  

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

CHRIS STAPLETON JOINS ALL-STAR LINEUP AT BRIDGESTONE ARENA ON NOVEMBER 30TH AS PART OF CHARLIE DANIELS 80TH BIRTHDAY VOLUNTEER JAM Tickets On Sale NOW ranging from $25 to $80 at all TicketMaster locations and the Bridgestone Arena Box Office


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 20, 2016) – Stapleton will be joining forces with Rock and Roll superstar Kid Rock and comedy standout Larry The Cable Guy to help Charlie Daniels celebrate his 80th birthday on November 30 at Bridgestone Arena with a performance at the Charlie Daniels 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam.

"This is going to be one of them magic evenings," says Charlie Daniels. "I'm really looking forward to jamming with Chris Stapleton. I'm looking forward to just getting on stage with him and some other pickers and just let the music take us wherever it wants to go."

After a star-studded 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam last year, this year’s celebration event will feature The Charlie Daniels Band and a select bunch of their favorite musicians and entertainers on stage for an exhilarating event for the ages. Since 1974, Daniels has commissioned his musical friends and peers to come together on a “volunteer” basis to hang out, “jam” together, and entertain crowds in an unconventional, laid-back fashion unknown to any other concert event -- all while dedicating concert proceeds to worthy causes. This year’s event will feature extra special “jam” sessions with some of Charlie’s most prolific friends who want to celebrate the soon-to-be Country Music Hall of Famer, his birthday, and his many accomplishments.

A portion of the proceeds from the night will go to the The Journey Home Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit co-founded by Daniels and manager, David Corlew, to help Veterans of the United States Armed Forces. For more info on The Journey Home Project, please visit:thejourneyhomeproject.org.

Charlie Daniels’ 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam is produced by Mike Smardak of Outback Concerts in association with David Corlew & Associates and Webster & Associates.

With a career spanning over 50 years and exceeding 20 million in sales worldwide Charlie Daniels is the quintessential Southerner with a healthy dose of Wild West Cowboy. For decades, he has connected with his millions of fans in the varying genres of music that reflect his steadfast refusal to label his music as anything other than the "Charlie Daniels Band" sound — music that is now sung around the fire at 4-H Club and scout camps, helped elect an American President, and been popularized on a variety of radio formats. Having celebrated multiple GRAMMY® Awards, CMA Awards, ACM Awards, BMI Awards, GMA Dove Awards, CMA Awards, his list of accolades is broad. Six of his albums have been RIAA Certified Multi-Platinum® and he has achieved a platinum-selling single in his iconic fiddle-ridden hit, "Devil Went Down To Georgia." An outspoken American Patriot and strong supporter of the U.S. Military, Daniels' talked-about Volunteer Jam concerts are world-famous musical extravaganzas featuring artists like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ted Nugent, Trace Adkins, Alabama and others, all on one stage for one purpose – to raise funds for our U.S. Military. His 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam held in 2015 raised over $300,000 for The Journey Home Project, a non-profit veteran’s assistance organization, which he co-founded with his manager, David Corlew. For more information on Charlie Daniels, please visitwww.charliedaniels.com.

Chris Stapleton boldly introduced himself to the public at-large in 2015 with the release of his breakthrough debut album,Traveller. Released in May on Mercury Records Nashville,Traveller initially debuted at No. 2 on the BillboardCountry Albums chart with more than 27,000 albums sold, making it one of the best-selling first weeks by a debut country artist in 2015. Following a historic turn on the CMA Awards—where Stapleton became the first artist to win Album of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year and New Artist of the Year at the same awards—Traveller became the first album to re-enter the Billboard 200 all-genre album chart at No. 1, where it stayed for two straight weeks. The breakthrough success continued earlier this year at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, where Stapleton took home two awards for Best Country Album and Best Country Solo Performance (“Traveller”). Most recently, Stapleton won six awards at the 51st Annual ACM Awards—Album of the Year (for Traveller as both artist and producer), Song of the Year (for “Nobody To Blame” as both artist and songwriter), Male Vocalist of the Year and New Male Vocalist of the Year. With the six wins, Stapleton ties the record for most ACM Awards won in a single year (only Garth Brooks and Faith Hill have previously won six in the same year).

Kid Rock, a native of Detroit, has sold a staggering twenty six million albums since breaking onto the scene in the 1990s. Other hit albums in the Kid Rock catalog include Cocky (2001), Rock and Roll Jesus (2007), and Born Free (2010). He has had success on the Pop, Country, and R&B charts with a variety of artists, ranging from Sheryl Crow to Martina McBride to R. Kelly. His most recent work is 2015’s "First Kiss."

Larry the Cable Guy is a multiplatinum recording artist, Grammy nominee, Billboard award winner and one of the top comedians in the country. He has his own line of merchandise and continues to sell out theatres and arenas across the United States. He is the spokesman for Prilosec OTC and most recently launched his own comedy channel on SIRIUSXM with Jeff Foxworthy. He will also return as the voice of beloved Mater in Disney/Pixar’s Cars 3, which is currently in production. In addition to all of his professional accomplishments, Larry created the Git-R-Done Foundation, which was named after Larry’s signature catchphrase. With an emphasis on children’s and veterans’ causes, The Git-R-Done Foundation has donated more than 7 million dollars to great organizations such as The Arnold Palmer Hospital, Operation Homefront and Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital.

Monday, July 18, 2016

KENNY ROGERS ANNOUNCES HIS 35th ANNUAL AND FINAL CHRISTMAS & HITS TOUR



NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 18, 2016) – Since the release of Kenny Rogers’first-ever Christmas album back in 1981 titledChristmas, Rogers has embarked on an annual Christmas & Hits Tour where he performs holiday favorites and a large selection of hits at concerts across North America.

Rogers announced late last year on NBC’s Today show that the world tour he is currently on would be his final time performing around the globe. So this year’s 35th edition of his annual Christmas & Hitstour, with special guest Linda Davis, will indeed be his last. After more than five decades of touring and entertaining the world, Rogers’ farewell tour, “The Gambler’s Last Deal,” is underway and expected to run into 2017 due to popular demand.

“Christmas has always been a special time of year to me,” Rogers said. “The feeling I get performing on the Christmas tour is one of the things I’ll really miss about not being on the road. We will be sure to take extra time to cherish some moments on this last go around, and I hope as many people as possible will be able to join us in creating a new set of holiday memories.”

For his upcomingChristmas & Hits tour dates, Rogers will perform holiday favorites, selections from his 2015 Christmas album Once Again It’s Christmas and of course his well-known hits at concerts across the U.S. The tour currently includes 16 dates. Making this final Christmas tour experience even more special, a very limited number of VIP ticket packages will be offered, allowing fans the opportunity to meet Rogers and receive one-of-a-kind memorabilia. Two types of VIP packages will be available for each show of the tour. For more information, visit:www.kennyrogers.com.

“The Gambler’s Last Deal” concerts feature an all-new show, including a reflective look back through Rogers’ storied 50-plus-year career. Enhanced with personal stories, vintage photos and video clips—including never-before-seen footage—the music-filled retrospective will touch on every part of Rogers’ career. Along with his long list of hits, Rogers is singing songs in concert that he hasn’t performed in years. The show is produced by veteran producer Kelly Junkermann.

Rogers has sold more than 120 million albums worldwide. He has charted a record within each of the last seven decades. The first country artist to consistently sell out arenas, Rogers achieved pop superstardom as well — his 28 Billboard Adult Contemporary Top 10's rank him fourth-best of all time among men, trailing only Elton John, Neil Diamond, and Elvis Presley. Rogers has recorded 24 No. 1 hits, 12 No. 1 albums, 25 Top 10 country albums and is the RIAA’s eighth best-selling male solo artist of all time. The Country Music Hall of Fame member has received three GRAMMY® Awards, 11 People's Choice Awards, 19 American Music Awards, eight Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards and six Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, among many other accolades.

For the most up-to-date information on all of Roger’s final world tour dates (including on-sale dates and links to purchase tickets and VIP packages), please visit:
www.kennyrogers.com.

Kenny Rogers - “The Gambler’s Last Deal” Christmas & Hits Tour
Nov. 25 - Independence, Mo. - Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
Nov. 26 - Branson, Mo. - The Mansion Theatre
Nov. 27 - Cincinnati, Ohio - Taft Theatre
Dec. 2 - La Crosse, Wisc. - La Crosse Center
Dec. 3 - Green Bay, Wisc. - Resch Center
Dec. 7 - Norfolk, Va. - Ted Constant Convocation Center
Dec. 8 - Detroit, Mich. - Fox Theatre
Dec. 9 - French Lick, Ind. - French Lick Resort Casino
Dec. 10 - Mount Pleasant, Mich. - Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
Dec. 14 - Greensburg, Pa. - The Palace Theatre
Dec. 15 - Englewood, N.J. - Bergen Performing Arts Center
Dec. 16 - Uncasville, Conn. - Mohegan Sun Arena
Dec. 18 - Reading, Pa. - Reading Eagle Theatre at the Santander Arena
Dec. 20 - Verona, N.Y. - Turning Stone Resort Casino
Dec. 21 - Red Bank, N.J. - Count Basie Theatre
Dec. 23 - Westbury, N.Y. - NYCB Theatre at Westbury

Kenny Rogers - “The Gambler’s Last Deal” Final World Tour
(Non-Christmas & Hits Dates)
July 22 - Anderson, Ind. - Hoosier Park Racing & Casino
July 23 - Kettering, Ohio - Fraze Pavilion
July 24 - Highland Park, Ill. - Ravinia Festival
July 31 - Columbus, Ohio - Ohio State Fair
Aug. 6 - Singapore, Singapore - Star Theatre
Aug. 9 - Bangkok, Thailand - Royal Paragon Hall
Aug. 11 - Manila, Philippines - Araneta Coliseum
Aug. 14 - Taipei, Taiwan - Taipei Arena
Aug. 20 - Grand Prairie, Texas - Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
Aug. 27 - Albuquerque, N.M. - Route 66 Casino
Sept. 3 - Charles Town, W.Va. - Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races
Sept. 4 - Nichols, N.Y. - Tioga Downs
Sept. 15 - Youngstown, Ohio - Stambaugh Auditorium
Sept. 16 - Morristown, N.J. - Mayo Performing Arts Center
Sept. 17 - Ridgefield, Conn. - The Ridgefield Playhouse
Sept. 23 - Charlottesville, Va. - The Paramount Theater
Sept. 25 - Staten Island, N.Y. - St. George Theatre
Oct. 6 - North Little Rock, Ark. - Verizon Arena
Oct. 7 - Memphis, Tenn. - Orpheum Theatre
Oct. 8 - New Orleans, La. - Saenger Theatre
Oct. 27 - Midland, Texas - Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
Oct. 31 - Glasgow, Scotland - The SSE Hydro*
Nov. 3 - Amsterdam Zuid, The Netherlands - Heineken Music Hall*
Nov. 7 - Dublin, Ireland - 3Arena*
Nov. 8 - Belfast, UK - SSE Arena*
Nov. 10 - London, UK - Palladium*
Nov. 12 - London, UK - Eventim Apollo*
Jan. 22, 2017 - Clearwater, Fla. - Ruth Eckerd Hall
Jan. 24, 2017 - Fort Lauderdale, Fla. - Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Jan. 28, 2017 - Orange Park, Fla. - Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts
April 8, 2017 - Danville, Ky. - Norton Center For The Arts

* with Charlie Worsham

TANYA TUCKER, OAK RIDGE BOYS, MARK WILLS AND MORE HEADLINE 'STARS BEHIND THE STARS' TO SUPPORT DALLAS POLICE ASSOCIATION’S ASSIST THE OFFICER FOUNDATION JULY 27 AT WORLD-FAMOUS BILLY BOB’S TEXAS


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 18, 2016) – Country music superstars didn’t hesitate to come together for STARS BEHIND THE STARS to support the families of slain Dallas police officers. In light of the tragedy, more than fourteen artists, including Tanya Tucker, The Oak Ridge Boys, Mark Wills,Collin Raye, Janie Fricke, T.G. Sheppard, Kelly Lang, The Bellamy Brothers, T. Graham Brown, Johnny Lee, Gene Watson, John Conlee, Ronnie McDowell, Mickey Gilley andMoe Bandy, will travel from Nashville and beyond to perform during a benefit concert at the world-famous Billy Bob’s Texas Wednesday, July 27. Randy Travis will also make a special appearance during the event. Tickets ($10 General Admission, $20 Reserve) will go on sale Monday, July 18 at 8 a.m. CT. Doors will open at 5 p.m. CT.Click here to purchase tickets before this star-studded event sells out.

STARS BEHIND THE STARS will donate 100% of all proceeds to Dallas Police Association’s Assist the Officer Foundation. The Assist the Officer Foundation provides immediate financial assistance to an officer’s family in the event of the death of an active officer.

The event is produced by Kirt Webster and Scott Adkins of Nashville-based Webster Public Relations in association with Concho Minick of Billy Bob’s Texas. Billy Bob’s Texas is donating the facility and providing staffing and marketing for the event. Advanced Aviation Team will provide private charter airfare to make it possible for artists to travel and participate in STARS BEHIND THE STARS.

STARS BEHIND THE STARS has partnered with Cumulus Dallas/Ft. Worth to be the official radio partner of the event. 99.5 The Wolf (KPLX-FM), 1310/96.7 FM The Ticket (KTCK-FM), 820 WBAP-AM, their other 4 stations will all participate in creating awareness for this event and the Assist the Officer Foundation.

T.G. Sheppard will serve as host and performer and the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame Band will provide their talent to back all of the artists. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame Band members include Mitchell Smithey, Wes Taylor, Charlie Shearer, Scott Moody, Curtis Randall, John Martinez, Angie McWhirter, Kyle Harris and Shawnda Rains.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

CARMEN WILL COME TO YOUR CHURCH FOR FREE


Christian Music legend, Carmen, wants to come to your church at no cost and he'll do everything needed for the event to be successful. How often can someone of this status be available at such a situation. 

The following statement was issued by Carmen:

FREE CONCERT AT YOUR CHURCH!! BOOKING NOW: I am taking this moment to announce that we will bring our full production, "Cinema-Sonic Experience" to your church for FREE...No charge to the church!! We have openings in the fall but they are being booked up very quickly. Our premise is very simple. The church provides the venue and some volunteers and we provide everything else. The light show, the multiple screens, the promotion, the personnel, the travel and everything else it takes to make this experience happen. All we "NEED" is a pastor and a church body that has a passion for souls and a hunger for ministry. This Sunday, ask your pastor OR forward this to his email OR share on a church sight. Requests cannot come from a member of the church or someone making a suggestion where to go. It MUST be requested by the pastor or a pastor in leadership through an email. Have him send us the name of the church, the website, seating size of the church and a short note of their passion for ministry to: A5StarEvent@aol.com NOTE: the minimal size we can do is 5-600 seats. These we will with the 3 levels of tickets as we have been doing. If the church seats 800-1200 plus then we will only do VIP and GOLD seating for those who need guaranteed seats and then open up the rest of the house for FREE! Yes you heard that right!! Over 800 capacity, general admission is FREE through Carman World Outreach moving forward. More faith brings more salvations. So please get your pastors to respond now. DON'T FORGET - Leave me a comment about what you think about the FREE admission over 800 and would you bring an unsaved loved one with you ?  Pastors send requests to: A5StarEvent@aol.com

Note from Mr Nashville: Why in the world isn't Carmen in the Gospel Music Hall Of frame????!!!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME MEMBER BONNIE BROWN DIES AT 77

 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 16, 2016) – Bonnie Brown Ring, one-third of one of Country Music’s most enduring family groups as a member of The Browns, passed away earlier today (July 16) at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas following complications from lung cancer. She was 77 years old.

Born July 31, 1938 in Sparkman, Arkansas, Brown became enamored with music at an early age – thanks to the exposure she had to it from watching her older siblings, Maxine and James Edward. The two performed together, earning a hit in 1954 with “Looking Back To See.” Upon her graduation from high school, Bonnie joined her siblings, expanding their duet into a trio.

They began performing together on The Louisiana Hayride on KWKH in Shreveport, which led to appearances on ABC-TV’s Ozark Jubilee. Chet Atkins and RCA came calling soon after, and the Browns found themselves on the chart with hits such as “I Take The Chance” and “I Heard The Bluebirds Sing.” James Edward (now known as Jim Ed) was drafted in 1957, but the trio still managed to find time to record when he was on leave.

By 1959, the group recorded what would turn out to be one of the biggest hits of the era in “The Three Bells.” The song topped the Billboard Country charts – their first, and also crossed over to the apex of theHot 100. The exposure of that hit led to appearances on every major variety series of the day, such as The Ed Sullivan Show. With her southern charm and stunning looks, Brown attracted the attention of many of the hottest male artists of the day, including Elvis Presley. The hits continued, with “Scarlet Ribbons,” “The Old Lamplighter,” and “Then I’ll Stop Loving You” all being showcases for their rich harmonies, where Bonnie sang the high harmony parts. The Grand Ole Opry came calling in 1963, inviting The Browns to become members.

Still a touring and recording favorite, Bonnie and Maxine decided to leave the trio in 1967 – citing a desire to spend more time with their growing families. Jim Ed continued on as a performer, with hits to his credit such as “Pop A Top.” He also remained a member of the Opry, where his sisters would join him from time to time.

In March of 2015, it was announced that The Browns would be among the new inductees for the new class of the Country Music Hall of Fame. Jim Ed passed away following his own battle with cancer prior to the official Medallion Ceremony that fall, though he was presented with his medallion a few days prior to his passing. Not too long after the Hall of Fame announcement, Bonnie announced that she too had been diagnosed with cancer, but was in attendance at the Hall for the induction ceremony in October.

The music of the Browns was known and loved all over the world, prompting the Country Music Hall of Fame CEO Kyle Young to say “When Bonnie Brown joined her brother, Jim Ed, and her sister, Maxine, in song, the siblings created an incomparable harmony: the smoothest and most elegant blend in country music. Bonnie offered harmony offstage as well. She brought people together with regal grace and kindness. She lived a remarkable life, singing on grand stages, raising a beloved family, entering the Country Music Hall of Fame, and breaking up with young Elvis Presley because he was, she said, a lousy kisser. Today, she is reunited with Jim Ed, and with her husband of 56 years, Brownie Ring.”

Bonnie Brown is survived by two daughters, Kelly (Ed) Bulleit, and Robin (Rob) Shaver, Kelly’s children, Clark, Kendall, and Raleigh, as well as Robin’s offspring, Skylar and Stone, and of course, by her sister, Maxine

Thursday, July 14, 2016

LEGENDARY COUNTRY ARTIST MOE BANDY TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM 'LUCKY ME' JULY 29



NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 14, 2016) – Country traditionalist Moe Bandy, known for dozens of chart-toppers like “I Cheated Me Right Out of Her," "Bandy the Rodeo Clown” and “Americana,” will release LUCKY ME July 29.LUCKY ME, Bandy’s first studio album in 10 years, features memorable collaborations with The Oak Ridge Boys, Riders In The Sky and Ricky Skaggs. Click here to pre-order LUCKY ME.

The Texas singer with twin fiddles and steel guitar in his band continues to keep Texas-style honky tonk music alive with his latest studio album. The Oak Ridge Boys join Bandy on the fiery heartbreak “Hell Stays Open” and twangy, steel-guitar pinged “A Place To Hang My Hat.” Bandy features Ricky Skaggs’ signature bluegrass flare on the “The Rarest Flowers” while Riders In The Sky bring Western wit and charm on “Long Lived The Cowboy” and “That Horse That You Can’t Ride.”

“I am so honored to have had the opportunity to work with such talented musicians,” Bandy said. “These artists are people that I’ve admired for a very long time. I hope my fans enjoy listening to this record as much as I did recording it.”

Whether in the studio or traveling the world performing, Bandy keeps one of the busiest schedules in the business. Some of his noteworthy accomplishments include: 10 No. 1 Hits, 40 Top Ten Hits, 66 Chart Hits, 5 Gold Albums, ACM Song of The Year, ACM most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year, American Video of the year, ACM and CMA Duet of the Year.

Be sure to follow Moe Bandy on Facebook or visitwww.moebandy.com to pre-order LUCKY ME or for information on upcoming shows.

LUCKY ME Track Listing
1. “Lucky Me”
2. “Everything Hank Williams Did, But Die”
3. “Hell Stays Open” w/ The Oak Ridge Boys
4. “Long Lived The Cowboy” w/ Riders In The Sky
5. “It Was Me”
6. “It’s Written All Over Your Face”
7. “The Rarest Flowers” w/ Ricky Skaggs
8. “Old Frame Of Mind”
9. “That Horse That You Can’t Ride” w/ Riders In The Sky
10. “That’s What I Get For Loving You”
11. “A Place To Hang My Hat” w/ The Oak Ridge Boys

MOE BANDY ON TOUR:
July 16 Southwind Casino – Braman - Braman, Okla.
July 22 Batesville Arkansas Independence County Fair - Batesville, Ark.
July 30 Rural Retreat Heritage Day Festival - Rural Retreat, Va.
Aug. 04 Clinton County Fair - Mill Hall, Pa.
Aug. 05 Corydon LIVE! - Corydon, Ind.
Aug. 06 Red Barn Convention Center - Winchester, Ohio
Aug. 12 Main Street Crossing - Tomball, Tex.
Aug. 27 Boot City Opry - Terre Haute, Ind.
Sept. 10 Redneck Country Club - Stafford, Tx.
Sept. 16 Ross Country Jamboree - Scottsburg, Ind.
Sept. 17 Creston IL Booster Days - Creston, Ill.
Sept. 25 American Music Theatre - Lancaster, Pa.
Sept. 30 4 Bears Casino - New Town, N.D.
Oct. 01 Prairie Knights Casino - Ft. Yates, N.D.
Oct. 02 Midwest Country - Sandstone, Minn.
Oct. 03 Rollies - Sauk Rapids, Minn.
Oct. 05 American Bandstand Theater - Branson, Mo.
Oct. 07 Lincoln County Cowboy Symporium- Ruidoso, N.M.
Oct. 09-10 Moe Bandy Golf Tournament - Victoria, Tex.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The Secret Life of Pets Review - 4/5 Stars By Johnathan Pushkar

The Secret Life of Pets Review - 4/5 Stars
By Johnathan Pushkar 

I had high hopes for this film, and it really lived up to my expectations. There have been tons of animated animal movies, but the presentation The Secret Life of Pets offers gives the viewer a fresh spin on the animal movie genre.

The movie will resonate well with pet owners both past and present due to the humorous and light-hearted take the film uses to present its characters. Almost every type of domesticated pet has a role in this film to one degree or another, and the pacing was well-set for a kids movie. The humor is well-written and not overdone while the story is clear and straight forward (with some surprising twists along the way.)

This film will be of interest to audiences of all ages, and I would highly recommend it on the basis of its clever writing, it's star-studded voice cast, and it's lighthearted tone. Definitely go check this one out!

Saturday, July 9, 2016

John Conlee's "Walking Behind The Star" Pays Homage To Law Enforcement Officers


 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 9, 2016) – John Conlee, Grand Ole Opry star and one of the most recognizable voices in country music, honors law enforcement officers around the country with his performance of “Walking Behind The Star”, recently performed on the #1 rated cable morning show Fox News’ FOX & Friends.
 
 
“I wanted to do this song to show support to police officers who are just doing their jobs,” says Conlee. “With all the turmoil going on I think they are relieved that someone is paying attention the other way and giving them a pat on the back.”
 
Conlee’s poignant interpretation of “Walkin’ Behind the Star” has sparked comments from around the country:

Howard R. Sills, sheriff for Putnam County, GA -- “For the last 41 years I have been a police officer and for the last 19 years I have been the Sheriff of my hometown community. Needless to say we in the law enforcement profession haven’t been thought of too highly in most of the national media of late. This media coverage has made me more than a little despondent. I was lamenting about all of this when I turned on the Opry show this past Saturday night. It was not too long after the show began before a wonderful breeze of fresh air swept across my veranda and from my old GE radio sitting up on the porch rail. That breeze was the moment I heard you announce to the audience and the world that the Opry wanted to take a moment to honor those who “walk behind the star” and you sang the song with the same title that I’d never heard before. It literally caused me to tear up and it lifted my spirits. I cannot express thanks enough to you, the Opry and WSM-AM for the recognition during your show.”

Mike Kelleher, chaplain from San Bernardino County Sheriff department -- “With all the bad press our force is constantly receiving, I would like to thank Mr. Conlee for his uplifting song.”

James Bartels, police officer in Patriot, OH -- As a policeman shot in the line of duty, I found John Conlee’s comments and his performance on the Grand Ole Opry very moving. I would like to thank him for understanding the terror law enforcement endure every day in the society we live in.

Derik Walker, K102 Country in Spokane/Sandpoint, ID -- Just wanted you to pass along to John Conlee that his song, “Walkin’ Behind The Star” was the absolute perfect song to play this week for our fallen officer Greg Moore of the Coeur d'Alene, Idaho police department. I can't tell you how many calls we got regarding the song and how much it meant to folks in the inland Northwest as they deal with this tragedy. Sargent Greg Moore served the people for 16 years, before he was gunned down in Post Falls, Idaho Monday night. Please extend our gratitude to John on behalf of the entire K102 Country family!

David Lyons, police chief in Savannah, GA -- I am a police chief in the state of Georgia, the immediate past president of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police and a career police officer. I heard you sing the song, "Walkin’ Behind the Star” and wanted to tell you how much I appreciated you. With all that’s going on in the world right now along with the attacks on our police officers, it is good to hear some appreciative words. Thank you and God bless you.
 
Conlee’s newest release, “Bread and Water” has deep meaning to the veteran Opry legend. “The song was written by Vince Gill and Leslie Satcher and hit me right in the heart the first time I heard it. It is a story of redemption and a reminder that with God, all things are possible.”
 
The chorus of the song says:
Bread and water, man that’s all you need
Bread and water, brother just believe
If you ain’t too proud to get down on your knees
The bread and water’s free
Bread and water’s free
 
John continues the long-standing relationship between faith and the country music industry. “Out of concerns for today’s America it has affected the way I’m applying my musical energies. I believe in prayer and I feel like now more than ever is the time to be singing about it and hopefully inspiring others to do the same.”

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Dolly Records and Sony Music Nashville Announce Joint Venture; Dolly Parton's New Album Pure & Simple Available Worldwide August 19



NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 7, 2016) – Today, world-renowned singer/songwriter/entertainer Dolly Parton and Sony Music Nashville announced a joint venture and the launch of Dolly’s new studio album, Pure & Simple, for worldwide distribution on August 19. Releasing on Dolly Records/RCA Nashville, Pure & Simplecan be pre-ordered starting Friday, July 8.

“I may not be pure, but I’m as simple as they come! This new Pure & Simple project is really special to me because I’m taking my fans back to my roots. I feel like these songs have a pure, tender side and we didn’t go overboard with arrangements. I’m so glad we’ve teamed up with our friends at Sony to get this album out to the fans,” said Dolly Parton.

Remarked Doug Morris, CEO, Sony Music Entertainment, “Dolly Parton is a national treasure and an iconic singer/songwriter. We are thrilled to be expanding our successful relationship with her through this new global agreement. We are very proud to call her a member of the Sony Music family.”
 
Doug Morris, Dolly Parton, Danny Nozell

Left to right: Doug Morris, CEO Sony Music Entertainment; Dolly Parton; and, Danny Nozell, CEO CTK Management.

“This is a special reunion for Dolly, RCA Nashville and for me personally,” commented Randy Goodman, Chairman and CEO, Sony Music Nashville. “Our entire Sony Music Nashville team is elated.” Continues Goodman, “We have a firm foundation of Dolly’s incredible catalog of hits on RCA Nashville as well as Columbia Nashville.”

Dolly Parton, co-producer and songwriter on Pure & Simple, also revealed the album’s cover art and track listing today (see below).

Dolly Parton
Album title: Pure & Simple
Produced by Dolly Parton
  1. Pure and Simple
  2. Say Forever You'll Be Mine
  3. Never Not Love You
  4. Kiss It (And Make It All Better)
  5. Can't Be That Wrong
  6. Outside Your Door
  7. Tomorrow Is Forever
  8. I'm Sixteen
  9. Head Over High Heels
  10. Forever Love
The following is Dolly’s upcoming concert schedule.
 
DOLLY PARTON PURE & SIMPLE TOUR:
July 19 US Cellular Center - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
July 20 Grand Casino Hinckley - Hinckley, Minn.
July 22 Denny Sanford PREMIER Center - Sioux Falls S.D.
July 23 Deadwood Mountain - Deadwood, S.D.
July 26 UCCU Center - Orem, Utah
July 27 Red Rocks Amphitheater - Denver, Colo.
July 29 Sprint Center - Kansas City, Mo.
July 30 Scottrade Center - St. Louis, Mo.
Aug. 02 Celeste Center- Columbus, Ohio
Aug. 03 Allen County War Memorial Coliseum - Fort Wayne, Ind.
Aug. 04 The Colosseum at Caesar Windsor - Windsor, ON, Canada
Aug. 06 Van Andel Arena - Grand Rapids, Mich.
Aug. 07 Ravinia Festival - Highland Park, Ill.
Aug. 09 Norton Center for the Arts - Danville, Ky.
Aug. 10 Ford Center - Evansville, Ind.
Aug. 12 BOK Center - Tulsa, Okla.
Aug. 13 Verizon Arena - Little Rock, Ark.
Sept. 09 Molson Canadian Amphitheatre - Toronto, ON, Canada
Sept. 10 Foley Fair Grounds - Seguin, ON, Canada
Sept. 12 MTS Centre - Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Sept. 13 Mosaic Place - Moose Jaw, SK, Canada
Sept. 16 Scotiabank Saddledome - Calgary, AB, Canada
Sept. 17 Rogers Place - Edmonton, AB, Canada
Sept. 19 Rogers Arena - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Sept. 21 ShoWare Center - Kent, Wash. SOLD OUT
Sept. 22 Northern Quest Casino - Airway Heights, Wash.
Sept. 24 Shoreline Amphitheatre - Mountain View, Calif.
Sept. 25 Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, Calif.
Sept. 27 Valley View Casino - San Diego, Calif.
Sept. 28 Vina Robles Amphitheatre - Paso Robles, Calif.
Sept. 30 Laughlin Amphitheatre - Laughlin, Nev.
Oct. 01 Hollywood Bowl - Los Angeles, Calif.
Oct. 02 Hollywood Bowl - Los Angeles, Calif.
Nov. 15 Pigeon Forge Convention Center - Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
Nov. 18 North Charleston Coliseum - North Charleston S.C.
Dec. 06 Frank Erwin Center - Austin, TX
Dec. 09 Global Event Center at WinStar World Casino and Resort - Thackerville, Okla.
Dec. 10 Global Event Center at WinStar World Casino and Resort - Thackerville, Okla.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

DOLLY PARTON RESPONDS TO FALSE REPORTS OF HILLARY CLINTON ENDORSEMENT Parton Continues Second Leg of North American 'Pure & Simple' Tour July 19




NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 5, 2016) – Dolly Parton is clarifying comments taken out of context during a recent interview that included a question about the 2016 presidential election. Today, Parton released the following statement:

"This morning while I was watching the news I saw many reports that I had endorsed Hillary Clinton. My comment about supporting a woman in the White House was taken out of context. I have not endorsed Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump. I try not to get political but if I am, I might as well just run myself 'cause I've got the hair for it, it's huge, and they could always use more boobs in the race. But seriously, I have not decided who I'm voting for, but no matter what we're gonna be suffering from PMS, Presidential Mood Swings." -- Dolly Parton

Parton will begin the second leg of her “Pure & Simple” North American tour July 19 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. As one of the hottest concert tickets of 2016, Parton’s legion of fans are selling out the shows quickly (tour dates below). Click here to purchase tickets and VIP packages.

Parton’s set list includes hit songs all while weaving in a few new songs from her new album Pure & Simple, set for release this summer. She’s playing songs that have not been heard live for decades.

DOLLY PARTON PURE & SIMPLE TOUR DATES:
July 19 US Cellular Center - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
July 20 Grand Casino Hinckley - Hinckley, Minn.
July 22 Denny Sanford PREMIER Center - Sioux Falls S.D.
July 23 Deadwood Mountain - Deadwood, S.D.
July 26 UCCU Center - Orem, Utah
July 27 Red Rocks Amphitheater - Denver, Colo.
July 29 Sprint Center - Kansas City, Mo.
July 30 Scottrade Center - St. Louis, Mo.
Aug. 02 Celeste Center- Columbus, Ohio
Aug. 03 Allen County War Memorial Coliseum - Fort Wayne, Ind.
Aug. 04 The Colosseum at Caesar Windsor - Windsor, ON, Canada
Aug. 06 Van Andel Arena - Grand Rapids, Mich.
Aug. 07 Ravinia Festival - Highland Park, Ill.
Aug. 09 Norton Center for the Arts - Danville, Ky.
Aug. 10 Ford Center - Evansville, Ind.
Aug. 12 BOK Center - Tulsa, Okla.
Aug. 13 Verizon Arena - Little Rock, Ark.
Sept. 09 Molson Canadian Amphitheatre - Toronto, ON, Canada
Sept. 10 Foley Fair Grounds - Seguin, ON, Canada
Sept. 12 MTS Centre - Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Sept. 13 Mosaic Place - Moose Jaw, SK, Canada
Sept. 16 Scotiabank Saddledome - Calgary, AB, Canada
Sept. 17 Rogers Place - Edmonton, AB, Canada
Sept. 19 Rogers Arena - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Sept. 21 ShoWare Center - Kent, Wash. SOLD OUT
Sept. 22 Northern Quest Casino - Airway Heights, Wash.
Sept. 24 Shoreline Amphitheatre - Mountain View, Calif.
Sept. 25 Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, Calif.
Sept. 27 Valley View Casino - San Diego, Calif.
Sept. 28 Vina Robles Amphitheatre - Paso Robles, Calif.
Sept. 30 Laughlin Amphitheatre - Laughlin, Nev.
Oct. 01 Hollywood Bowl - Los Angeles, Calif.
Oct. 02 Hollywood Bowl - Los Angeles, Calif.
Nov. 15 Pigeon Forge Convention Center - Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
Nov. 18 North Charleston Coliseum - North Charleston S.C.
Dec. 06 Frank Erwin Center - Austin, TX
Dec. 09 Global Event Center at WinStar World Casino and Resort - Thackerville, Okla.
Dec. 10 Global Event Center at WinStar World Casino and Resort - Thackerville, Okla.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

ROY CLARK, THE BELLAMY BROTHERS, MARK WILLS & THE NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND SET FOR SUMMER EPISODES OF REFLECTIONS AIRING IN JULY



NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 1, 2016) – Summer is here, and Reflections – the weekly interview program hosted by Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame member Keith Bilbrey promises to deliver a lineup as hot as the weather outside, with a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, as well as two acts that are celebrating unique milestones in 2016.

On July 4, the show will celebrate Independence Day with a visit from Roy Clark. A native of Virginia, Clark became a local TV and radio favorite in the late 1950s, and took his talents to national television in the 1960s. His quick wit and musical talent served him well as a guest host on The Tonight Show as well as the top-rated CBS classic The Beverly Hillbillies. Clark became a household name in 1969 by beginning a quarter-century run as co-host of Hee Haw. As a recording artist, his hits include “Yesterday, When I Was Young” and “Come Live With Me.” Clark was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2009.

One of America’s most-loved duos, The Bellamy Brothers, will appear on the July 11 edition. 2016 marks four decades since the Florida-born siblings stepped into the spotlight with their hit “Let Your Love Flow.” A Top-40 Country hit, the song topped Pop charts around the world, including the United States. In 1979, they successfully segued into Country Music full-time with the release of “If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body (Would You Hold It Against Me),” which catapulted them to superstardom. The 1980s and 1990s included such hit follow-ups as “Redneck Girl,” “Old Hippie,” and “Santa Fe.” Their 1987 chart-topper, “Too Much Is Not Enough.” – recorded with The Forester Sisters is notable for being the only sextet to hit No. 1 on theBillboard Country charts. Comprised of brothers Howard and David, the duo are touring the world in celebration of their first hit.

Mark Wills talks with Keith on the July 18 edition. Wills, a Georgia native, first made his presence known in 1996 with the nostalgic “Jacob’s Ladder,” which helped him win an ACM Top New Male Vocalist award. The singer became one of the most successful balladeers of his time, with chart-toppers such as “Wish You Were Here” and “I Do (Cherish You).” His 2002 hit, “Nineteen Something,” holds the distinction of having the most airplay in one week of any other Country single of the monitored era. Wills’ newest release isLooking For America.

The month wraps up with a special appearance from The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band on July 25. Comprised of Jeff Hanna, Jimmie Fadden, Bob Carpenter, and John McEuen, the band is celebrating their 50th Anniversary as recording and touring artists in 2016. They first came to prominence with Jerry Jeff Walker’s iconic “Mister Bojangles,” but it was their landmark 1972 three-disc setWill The Circle Be Unbroken that helped them to become loved universally by Pop and Country audiences alike. Their recording of Rodney Crowell’s “An American Dream” helped push them onto the Country charts, where they have remained for years with recordings like “Modern Day Romance,” “I’ve Been Lookin,” and “Fishin’ In The Dark.”
 
Reflections is filmed at The Hot Seat Studios, located in Hermitage, Tennessee, and is produced by Jeff Moseley and Brian Covert of CJM Productions. Each week, Keith Bilbrey leads one-on-one insightful interviews with country music's legendary artists. Viewers can also tune in to Sky Angel Two, The Family Channel or AMG TV to watch. Check your local listings for channels and airtimes.

Reflections airs on The Heartland Network Thursdays 8/7c (6 p.m. CST on WSMV 4.2 in Nashville) and Saturdays 4/3c. 

LEE GREENWOOD, THE KENTUCKY HEADHUNTERS, ROY CLARK, & MOE BANDY FEATURED IN DUKE FM'S VIDEO VAULT


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 1, 2016)– Duke FM, where the “Legends of Country Hang Out,” features a roster of legacy artists in candid, sit-down interviews on air, online and across Midwest Communications digital platforms. In July, Duke FM’s Video Vault series will feature Lee Greenwood, The Kentucky Headhunters, Roy Clark, and Moe Bandy.

The Video Vault series is hosted on Duke FM’s eight stations in Knoxville, Tenn., Appleton, Wis., Green Bay, Wis., Lansing, Mich., Evansville, Ind., Fargo, N.D., Duluth, Minn., and Terre Haute, Ind.

"Country music’s bloodline goes deep into the passion of music fans and artists alike. With each legendary hit song is attached a story. Not only about the song but rather the experience the artist encountered while creating and delivering the song to the public. Duke FM endures to not only reintroduce these hit songs via radio but Duke FM is on a mission to deliver the stories from the mouths of those who experienced the ride first hand, the Artists. The goal is to bring the Legends stories closer to the DUKE-FM fans. Our continuing interviews in Nashville far exceed our expectations and DUKE-FM continues to expose thought-provoking stories with country music enthusiasts across the land," said Jeff McCarthy, Vice President Programming, Midwest Communications, Inc.

“Our partnership with DUKE FM could not be more synergistic. With our artist roster well-representing the iconic era of country music, The Video Vault series offers a new opportunity to keep our clients on the cutting edge and in the forefront of consumers’ minds,” said Kirt Webster, President & CEO of Webster PR.

Video Vault Series July Airing Schedule:
July 4:   Lee Greenwood
July 11: The Kentucky Headhunters
July 18: Roy Clark
July 25: Moe Bandy

Past Duke FM’s Video Vault series featured artists Lorrie Morgan, T.G. Sheppard, John Anderson, Deborah Allen, Collin Raye, Gene Watson, John Conlee and the Bellamy Brothers. 

JULY EPISODES OF "LARRY'S COUNTRY DINER" TO FEATURE GUEST STARS LARI WHITE, THE MALPASS BROTHERS, THE MARTINS, AND SIERRA HULL New Episodes Bring a Variety of Musical Styles to the RFD-TV Favorite


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 1, 2016) – Hit television series, “Larry’s Country Diner,” will continue to entertain audiences across the country on RFD-TV with all NEW episodes! In July, the series will feature guest starsLari White, The Malpass Brothers, The Martins, andSierra Hull. Fans won’t want to miss the stories, songs and clean family entertainment that accompanies every episode of the beloved television series. Lari White, an accomplished country artist, songwriter and actress, shares a unique perspective on the entertainment industry, The Malpass Brothers enthuse the audience with a new take on retro country music, while The Martins bring their notable catalog of spiritual hits and Sierra Hull rounds out July with her chart-topping bluegrass picking.

Tune in on Thursdays at 8 pm / 7 pm CT and Saturdays at 11 pm / 10 pm CT to RFD-TV. Enter your zip code here to find RFD-TV in your area.

Upcoming Episodes of “Larry’s Country Diner”:
*All episodes repeat on Saturdays at 11 pm / 10 pm CT
Thursday, July 7 - Lari White
Thursday, July 14 - The Malpass Brothers
Thursday, July 21 - The Martins
Thursday, July 28 - Sierra Hull

To inquire about how to attend an upcoming taping, where you can have a front row seat at “Larry’s Country Diner” and be part of the on-camera studio audience, please call Gabriel Communications at 800-820-5405.

Fans can also participate in Renae The Waitress’s weekly Diner Chat via phone where she shares behind-the-scenes secrets of the show, answers viewers’ personal questions and features exclusive interviews with celebrity guest stars on Thursdays at 2 p.m. CT. For more information on Diner Chat, please visitlarryscountrydiner.com/dinerchat.

As construction on the new brick-and-mortar diner continues in Bellevue, Tennessee, “Larry’s Country Diner” fans are invited to forever become a part of the “Larry’s Country Diner” Legacy Walkway by personalizing a commemorative brick that will pave the restaurant’s entrance. For more information on how to personalize a brick, please visitlarryscountrydiner.com/product/larrys-country-diner-brick.

Owned and produced by Gabriel Communications, “Larry’s Country Diner” is one of the top-rated programs airing on the RFD-TV network, which is No. 9 among all cable networks in growth since 2011. It receives 1.6 million viewers per month.

For more information on “Larry’s Country Diner,” please visitlarryscountrydiner.com or follow us on Facebook andTwitter!

RESTLESS HEART'S LARRY STEWART WELCOMES FIRST GRANDCHILD



Nashville, Tenn. (June 30, 2016) - Country music group Restless Heart lead singer Larry Stewart has announced the birth of his first grandchild.  Stewart's daughter, Brittany Morgan, gave birth to Caden Stewart Morgan on June 5, 2016 at 9:42 PM.
 
"Who knew being a 'Big Poppa' could be so stinking cool?" says Stewart.  "Hold em, love em, hand em back!  I got this. He was six weeks early but baby, momma, daddy and grandparents are all doing well!"
 
Stewart adds, "P.S. we are a little late with the news.  My publicist kept hounding me for a pic but I've been lovin' on my grand baby and it kept slipping my mind!  My bad!  Here he is, y'all!"
 
Stewart's grandson was delivered at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville, weighing in at 5 pounds, 7 ounces.
 
Restless Heart recently released a new single dedicated to country great, Glen Campbell.  "Wichita Lineman" is available for download now at Amazon.com and iTunes.  
 
Stewart also has a track on the newly released Voices: Vintage Hymns with Heart & Soul album.  In addition to Stewart, the collection of hymns includes songs from Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers, members of The Oak Ridge Boys, Michael English, Phil Keaggy and more.  The album is available for download now at Amazon.com, iTunes and Google Play.