Archive | December, 2014

Ultimate Holiday TV: Big & Rich Kicking off Christmas with Appearances on NBC’s Today, DIRECTV, ESPN & CMT

imageCountry superstars Big & Rich are celebrating the holidays with a must-see Christmas Eve appearance on NBC’s Today show by teaming with correspondent Jenna Bush Hager and legendary Brenda Lee. Big & Rich will take center stage on ESPN during theAutoZone Liberty Bowl halftime show on Monday, December 29, 2014 in Memphis, Tennessee. In addition to being featured among the biggest highlights of the game, Big Kenny and John Rich will be honored with the bowl’s Outstanding Achievement Award at the President’s Gala on December 28.  Past recipients include Danny Thomas, Elvis Presley, B.B. King, Lou Rawls, Alabama and The Temptations.

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TRAVIS TRITT, MONTGOMERY GENTRY, BILLY RAY CYRUS, THE KENTUCKY HEADHUNTERS & MORE TO JOIN CHARLIE DANIELS BAND AUG. 12 FOR 40TH ANNIV. VOLUNTEER JAM

imageOn Aug. 12, 2015, The Charlie Daniels Band’s legendary Volunteer Jam, a star-studded, multi-genre musical extravaganza that has featured artists like James Brown, Billy Joel, Garth Brooks, Don Henley and Lynyrd Skynyrd (to name a few), returns to Nashville. In addition to The Charlie Daniels Band, the highly-anticipated 40th anniversary event will bring a slew of special guests to Bridgestone Arena, including Billy Ray Cyrus, Kentucky Headhunters, Montgomery Gentry, the Outlaws, Lee Roy Parnell and Travis Tritt, with even more exciting artist announcements coming soon. And, because this is THE Volunteer Jam, ticket holders can expect a few BIG surprises from unannounced acts.

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CITY WINERY NASHVILLE ANNOUNCES NEW YEAR’S DAY EXTRAVAGANZA WITH LANGHORNE SLIM, CORY CHISEL AND VERY SPECIAL GUESTS

imageCity Winery Nashville rings in the New Year with its first-ever New Year’s Day Extravaganza with Langhorne Slim and Cory Chisel, and special guests. The wine, restaurant and concert venue will also host a brunch New Year’s Day with live music, special sparkling cocktails and build-your-own Bloody Mary’s.

 

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Lady Antebellum Marks High-Flying Year!

imageLady Antebellum’s 2014 flight path left no town untouched over an exhilarating year that included an 80-city headlining tour, a career 9th No. One hit with the Platinum certified “Bartender,” their fifth studio album 747 which pushed toward a newer, bolder sound, and soon they’ll be closing it out with an internationally televised performance to ring in 2015 on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest on ABC. 

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Darius Rucker Premieres Original Holiday Tune on ABC’s Good Morning America on Monday, Dec. 22

imageThree-time GRAMMY award winning entertainer Darius Rucker will appear on ABC’s Good Morning America on Monday, Dec. 22, performing his original holiday song, “What God Wants For Christmas.” The tune appears on Rucker’s first Christmas album, Home For The Holidays, released on October 27 on Capitol Records Nashville. Rucker co-wrote “What God Wants For Christmas” along with the other original, “Candy Cane Christmas,” for the 12-track album, which also features holiday standards such as “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” and “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow.”

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TICKETS ON SALE NOW AS VINCE VAUGHN’S WILD WEST COMEDY FESTIVAL RETURNS TO NASHVILLE APRIL 14-19, 2015

imageThe Wild West Comedy Festival will return to Nashville for its second year with an all-star line-up, it was announced by Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Productions and Outback Concerts. The 2015 festival beginsWednesday, April 14 and runs through Sunday, April 19.  Tickets are on sale as of today, at www.wildwestcomedyfestival.com.

 

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LUCY HALE CANCELS WINTER DATES DUE TO VOCAL STRAIN

imageRising country music singer and Pretty Little Liarsactress Lucy Hale announced this morning that due to a recent strain on her vocal cords her upcoming run of dates in early 2015 would be cancelled.  “I am devastated that I can’t be out performing for my fans who have been incredibly supportive,” noted Hale, “but I have been advised not to embark on a tour at this time. You know I hate letting y’all down and thank you for your understanding.”

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Arista Nashville’s The Swon Brothers Celebrate With Craig Wayne Boyd

Pictured (l-r):  Colton Swon, Boyd, and Zach Swon

Pictured (l-r): Colton Swon, Boyd, and Zach Swon

While making media appearances in New York City, Arista Nashville’s The Swon Brothers received a surprise dinner invitation from The Voice’s newly crowned season seven winner, Craig Wayne Boyd. The Swons, likewise veterans of The Voice and Team Blake, grabbed a bite with Boyd at New York’s Bond 45, where fans were delighted to spot the stars and get a few photo opps of their own.

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OLIVIA LANE TO RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH MUSICAL INSPIRATION, WYNONNA JUDD AND THE BIG NOISE

imageBig Spark Music Group powerhouse vocalist-songstress Olivia Lane is kicking off 2015 with a bang, as she will open for five-time Grammy award winnerWynonna Judd and her band The Big Noise, at the New Sheridan Opera House in Telluride, CO. Tickets for the highly anticipated New Year’s Eve (12/31) event are selling fast, with $100 general admission tickets still available, along with $250 admission for balcony seating. Proceeds from the show will support The Sheridan Arts Foundation, and for more information click here.

 

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CITY WINERY RELEASES “UBERIZED” MOBILE TICKETING PLATFORM

imageCity Winery, the unique 300-seat music venue with locations in NY, Chicago, Napa and Nashville, has announced today a major innovation with its mobile ticketing program.  The “luxury concert venue,” founded by Knitting Factory founder Michael Dorf, released the “seat-picking” system when it launched its own proprietary ticketing platform in 2008. Since then, the company has experienced tremendous growth in sales with upwards of 300,000 tickets selling a year and 90% of the 300-seat shows selling out on a monthly basis—all tickets sold through their own website.

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