Archive | June 17, 2014

Annual Country Weekly Kick-Off Party Raises Over $17,000 For Musicians On Call

Pictured (L-R): Jeff Meltesen (Country Weekly Publisher), Dana Sones (Musicians On Call Midwest Tour Director), Pete Griffin (Musicians On Call President), Lisa Konicki (Country Weekly Editor-In-Chief), Kip Moore, Chuck Wicks, Frankie Ballard and Jon Freeman (Country Weekly Managing Editor) Credit: Courtesy of Ed Rode, Country Weekly

Pictured (L-R): Jeff Meltesen (Country Weekly Publisher), Dana Sones (Musicians On Call Midwest Tour Director), Pete Griffin (Musicians On Call President), Lisa Konicki (Country Weekly Editor-In-Chief), Kip Moore, Chuck Wicks, Frankie Ballard and Jon Freeman (Country Weekly Managing Editor)
Credit: Courtesy of Ed Rode, Country Weekly

On Tuesday (6/3), Country Weekly magazine kicked off the 2014 CMA Music Festival with the annual Country Weekly Kick-Off Party powered by NASH, which raised $17,000 for Musicians On Call (MOC). Sponsored by Durango and Roper, the party was held at the Mercy Lounge in downtown Nashville, and featured music from today’s hottest country stars – Kip Moore, Frankie Ballard, and host, Chuck Wicks.  All proceeds directly impact Musicians On Call’s ongoing efforts to bring the healing power of music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities.

“What a great night for Musicians On Call and music fans thanks to Country Weekly, ” shares Pete Griffin, president of Musicians On Call. “With incredible support from Kip Moore, Frankie Ballard and Chuck Wicks we were able to raise funds and awareness so we may continue our mission of bringing live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in hospitals around Nashville and throughout the country.”

The eighth annual “Summer of Music” auction for Musicians On Call is open for bidding. Running through July, the auction features concert ticket packages, meet-and-greet experiences and personalized memorabilia from country music’s biggest stars, including Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, Florida Georgia Line, Hunter Hayes, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Rascal Flatts, Zac Brown Band and many more.

For more information on the “Summer of Music” auction and other ways to support MOC, please visit www.musiciansoncall.org.

About Country Weekly
As America’s premier country entertainment source for 20 years, Country Weekly and CountryWeekly.com deliver the inside stories on country music’s hottest stars, featuring late-breaking news and the scoop on the stars’ lifestyles, families, homes, favorite foods and latest fashions. Country Weekly is published 52 times a year by parent company American Media, Inc. www.countryweekly.com.

About Musicians On Call (MOC)
Musicians On Call (MOC) was founded in 1999 with the mission of bringing live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities. To date, its volunteers have played for over 400,000 people nationwide. Musicians On Call continues its mission through room-to-room hospital performances by both local musicians and national celebrities as well as the Music Pharmacy and Project Playback Programs. www.musiciansoncall.org.

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JT Hodges Releases New Single “Already High”

JT HodgesCountry star JT Hodges releases his
highly-anticipated single “Already High” to iTunes and country radio!

Written by Hodges and Kevin Griffin, (lead singer of Better Than Ezra and
has written hits for Taylor Swift, Sugarland), “Already High” is sure to be
the soundtrack of summer 2014! With an infectious lead in, fans will be
hooked from the first beat of the song. Hodges then brings in the lyrics
that include a list of any man’s poison of choice, including a beautiful
woman. JT doesn’t need anything but his love, singing, “when I need a hit
girl, when I need a fix, your blue jean curves always do the trick”.

Regarding the lyrical composition, Hodges shares, “Kevin and I were talking
about what beers and/or liquors we preferred the day we were writing this
one. You know, the deep stuff guys talk about. We also went on to
admit that too much of the stuff sometimes had our ladies making us sleep
on the couch… Kevin then began to lay down this killer groove and we
basically wrote an apology to them, professing there’s no better high than
the love they give us.”

Taking an honest approach on love, JT gives country fans a new love song
for summer! You can hear a teaser of “Already High” HERE
<http://instagram.com/p/pKgR-3CxJ_/> and head on over to iTunes
<http://smarturl.it/Alreadyhigh> so you can turn it up all summer long!

“Already High” on iTunes <http://smarturl.it/Alreadyhigh>

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