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CONTEST: Win An Autographed Copy Of Luke Bryan’s New CD

One lucky winner will be randomly drawn from enteries on December 18th at 12pm central to win an autographed copy of Luke Bryan’s new album, WHAT MAKES YOU COUNTRY.

To enter, just fill out the form by clicking HERE.  Good luck!!

 

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Sugarland To Release “Still The Same” On December 21st

Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez for Big Machine Records / UMG Nashville

GRAMMY®, CMA and ACM Award-winning Country duo SUGARLAND announced today their upcoming single, “Still The Same,” will be available worldwide with all digital partners on December 21. Signifying their return, the song will be released through a joint venture between Big Machine Records and UMG Nashville. The Big Machine Records’ radio promo team will introduce “Still The Same” to Country radio in 2018.

“We are thrilled for fans to hear our new music, especially this new single,” said Jennifer Nettles. “The title of the song is so meaningful to us as we want fans to know, we are still the same, we are still the same Sugarland they’ve known and loved”.

Kristian Bush added, “We want to finish where we left off. We always knew were going to make music again, so this has been the best of both worlds. We were able to take time to feed our personal passions, and we’re excited to come back together to create music as a band again.”

Sugarland has sold nearly 10 million albums domestically, achieving high-mark sales with PLATINUM-certified THE INCREDIBLE MACHINE, 2X PLATINUM LOVE ON THE INSIDE and 3X PLATINUM TWICE THE SPEED OF LIFE as well as ENJOY THE RIDE. The superstars have also garnered PLATINUM-certified singles “All I Want to Do” and “Stay” as well as 2X PLATINUM hit “Stuck Like Glue.” The pair has amassed GOLD-certified smashes with “Baby Girl,” “It Happens,” “Settlin’,” “Something More” and “Want To” while enjoying a host of industry accolades, including five consecutive CMA Awards for Vocal Duo of the Year (2007-2011), five ACM Awards (including Song of the Year and Single of the Year) and GRAMMY® Awards for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals and Best Country Song for “Stay.” The chart-toppers have earned seven No. 1 singles to date and amassed over 260 million on-demand streams.

Currently back in the studio working on their new album and mapping out tour dates for 2018, Sugarland is set to perform at Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018 from New York City’s Times Square on December 31. For more information about upcoming music and tours, visit SugarlandMusic.com.

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Nashville Ballet Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary Of “The Nutcracker”, And It’s Magical!

Dew Drop Fairy. Photo by Karyn Photography

The 1.2 million dollar production launched 10 years ago in Nashville by the Nashville Ballet is celebrating its 10th anniversary of their interpretation of the beloved Christmas classic.

Clara and the Nutcracker. Photo by Karyn Photography

Nashville Ballet spared no expense as period costume designs of the late 1800’s/early 1900’s were beautiful.  Elaborate set designs set this production apart, as it moves from scene to scene with ease and elegance abounds.

Clara. Photo by Heather Thorne

I would put our highly-skilled ballet troupe up against any world class ballet troupe in the world.  They are confident and talented, certainly capable of holding their own with the best out there.

Madame Bonbonniere and her Bon Bons. Photo by Heather Thorne

Adding to this spectacular, whimsical production is our own award-winning Nashville Symphony, who proves once again just why they win awards.

Stellar.  This whole production is stellar from top to bottom.  The audience is treated to nearly 2 hours inside the vivid imagination of a young girl’s mind, Clara, guided by a magician who offered her a gift of a nutcracker as he leaves the party after entertaining the children for the evening.  As she drifts to sleep after the holiday party with her family on Christmas Eve, visions of nutcrackers come to life, sugar plum fairies dance, mice in uniforms scurry, the Rat King runs amuck, the Fat Lady sings, the Chinese dragon dances, and so much more.

Watch the official trailer for it HERE.

I don’t want to give too much away, but one of the special elements added in celebration of the 10th anniversary, is they even make it snow inside the entire theatre at one point along with the stage.

It’s a pure delight and a must-see for Nashvillians looking for some culture this holiday season.  Only running now through December 23rd at TPAC’s Andrew Jackson Hall.  Get your tickets fast by going HERE.  You don’t want to miss it!

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GetTV Set To Air Its First Original Christmas Special On Dec. 7th At 7pm Central

We’re so excited to see getTV’s first original Christmas special, A NASHVILLE CHRISTMAS, to air for the first time debuting on Thursday, December 7th at 7pm central with subsequent airings throughout the month.  Check their schedule for those if miss the debut.

A NASHVILLE CHRISTMAS stars iconic country stars Wynonna Judd, Emmylou Harris, Lorrie Morgan, Pam Tillis, along with Ashley Cleveland, Dailey & Vincent, and The SVL (SkyVille Live) Allstars Band.  Filmed at SkyVille Live in Nashville.   Produced by Wally Wilson, Courtni Jackson, and Kenny Greenberg.  Directed by Russ Hall.  

This production is a homage to those classic Christmas variety shows that getTV viewers love and consistent with their normal programming from the likes of Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Donnie & Marie, Glen Campbell, and more as it features country music icons performing popular Christmas classics.

The highpoint of the special is Wynonna’s duet with Emmylou Harris with “Beautiful Star of Bethlehem”.  Emmylou was “one of my first sheroes,”  Wynonna talks in her emotional introduction to the performance.

Tune into getTV for the debut of this very special country music themed Christmas special at 7pm central tonight, Thursday, December 7th.  It’s sure to put you right in the Christmas spirit! If you miss it, there are multiple airings throughout the month, but highly-recommend you tune-in tonight to become one of the first to see it.

 

 

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Holiday Gift Ideas & Things To Do: George Dickel Distillery

While we still recommend that you visit the distillery for a tour and tasting anytime because George Dickel’s Cascade Hollow is absolutely beautiful, we do recommend checking out the new online store where George Dickel merchandise is now available for purchase: georgedickelgeneralstore.com  Ease of finding that perfect gift for someone who might enjoy something a little different.  Plus, no fighting holiday shopping mall crowds that are so common this time of year.

My personal favorite is the country-winter embroidered George Dickel knit hat.  I’m eyeing that one real hard for these cold winter months ahead to keep my head warm in fun style.   The signature snap back in blue or camouflage (which is one of the most popular hats amongst country music artists,  Dustin Lynch), the Dickle Eagle Baseball Tee, and the Cocktail Tee. These selections along with a bottle of one of their premium whiskies, George Dickel Barrel Select or George Dickel 17-Year-Old, are sure to please anyone and make it a little more festive.

Tennesseans will surely appreciate all of these with George Dickel being distilled right here in our state and so locally-focused.  They are a big part of our community and we love them for it!

If you do decide to visit the distillery for some holiday shopping: George Dickel’s distillery is located at 1950 Cascade Hollow Rd, Tullahoma, TN 37388. For more information go to georgedickel.com or call 931-857-4110. Tours are available Monday-Saturday 9:00am-4:30pm and Sunday 11:30am-5pm. Tours are also available for $10 per person.

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ENTER TO WIN: An Autographed Copy Of Chris Stapleton’s FROM A ROOM: Volume 2

Chris Stapleton’s FROM A ROOM: VOLUME 2 is out in stores now, but you can win a signed copy by filling out this form below from Universal Music Group in Nashville.

One lucky winner will be randomly drawn on Sunday, Dec. 10th at 12noon central.

Click on the link below to fill out the form to enter.  Good luck!

https://forms.umusic.com/7501/form/8321

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THIS SHIRT SAVES LIVES Fundraising Campaign For St. Jude

During the entire month of December, we will be joining with 80 country music artists and 200 country radio stations across the country to help raise funds for St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital in Memphis.

St. Jude continues to help treat children fighting cancer free of charge.  Families never have to pay a dime and can focus on their child getting better.  Fighting a disease is hard enough without adding heaping medical bills on.

However, in order for St. Jude to continue its work, they rely on donations to keep their doors open and healing children with cancer.

Do you want to help save lives, too? For a donation of just $20 per month, you become a partner in hope and get your own THIS SHIRT SAVES LIVES shirt that you can share on your own social media of you wearing to spread the word.

Join many of your favorite country stars in this movement, guys! ❤ Spread the word for @stjude! #ThisShirtSavesLives Go to: www.thisshirtsaveslives.org to find out how you can, too!! 😄🙌 ————————————————————————— @dariusrucker @jakeowen @kipmooremusic @chrisyoungmusic @kelseaballerini @marenmorris @ryanhurd @carlypearce @runawayjuneofficial @midlandofficial @wmmorganmusic @locash @charlieworsham @jonpardipics @hunterhayes @cassadeepope @daniellebradbery @mickeyguyton @lukecombsmusic @camcountry @dustinlynchmusic @tuckerbeathard @brothersosborne @jackieleemusic @lindsayell @canaansmith @walkerhayes @scottymccreery @lukebryanofficial @bretteldredge @coleswindell & more! ====================================== #stjude #memphistn #memphis #tennessee #fighting #childhoodcancer #cancer #children #healing #charity #countrymusic #country #music #instamusic #insta #instagram #instagramer #instagramers #instagood #instadaily #photo #photooftheday #instaphoto #dogood #makeadifference #supportthecause #supportthemovement #donatenow #donate

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For more information and how to become a St. Jude partner in hope, go to: www.thisshirtsaveslives.org

 

Help up spread the word by becoming a partner in hope and using the hashtag: #ThisShirtSavesLives.

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Bobby Bones Reveals Full Lineup For Million Dollar Show On 1/22

Tickets On Sale NOW for Special Event, Featuring Performances from Country’s Hottest Acts Including Keith Urban, Darius Rucker,
Maren Morris, Dan + Shay, Luke Combs and More 


iHeartMedia’s Bobby Bones has announced Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots’ Million Dollar Show 3, the annual staple to raise money for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, set for January 22, 2018 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. The show will feature Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots, the musical comedy band composed of Bones and sidekick Producer Eddie from The Bobby Bones Show, as well as several of today’s biggest country acts including Keith Urban, Darius Rucker, Maren Morris, Dan + Shay and Luke Combs along with newcomer Nikita Karmen and other surprise guests. Tickets for the event went on sale Friday, December 1 at 10:00am CT at ragingidiots.com or Ticketmaster.com.

Every Million Dollar Show so far has quickly sold out, having raised more than six million dollars for St. Jude to date. 


About Bobby Bones
Inducted into the National Radio Hall Of Fame as the youngest honoree ever, Bobby Bones has been dubbed “the most powerful man in country music” (Forbes). His nationally syndicated radio show reaches millions of listeners on 100+ stations and recently garnered a Country Music Association award for “National Broadcast Personality of the Year.” His popular podcast, BobbyCast, a “treasure trove of unusually candid anecdotes…” (Washington Post), has 80+ episodes and more than 2 million downloads. Bones sits down with top artists and songwriters – Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, John Mayer and Chris Stapleton to name a few – for in-depth personal interviews. The podcast’s overwhelming success has paved the way for Bones to launch the Nashville Podcast Network, an eclectic collection of seven podcasts from a variety of Nashville-savvy hosts, giving listeners an inside look at the lifestyle and pop culture in Nashville. His memoir, BARE BONES: I’M NOT LONELY IF YOU’RE READING THIS BOOK (Dey Street Books), landed at #1 on the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers Lists.
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“The Music Of Nashville – A Magical Journey” – A Show For The Entire Family Has Opened In Nashville

The Music Of Nashville – A Magical Journey, is playing Nashville. The production, which was written, arranged and produced by veteran country music writer/musician/producer Mark Oliverius, is housed at the Texas Troubadour Theatre at 2416 Music Valley Drive and plays every Friday at 8pm.

The two-hour presentation takes audiences on a sixty-year journey through country music with some fresh new faces and voices to deliver iconic songs and the stories behind them. Some of Nashville’s finest musicians form the backing band, led by Oliverius himself.

Also available is a self-titled recording “The Music Of Nashville – A Magical Journey,” boasting a selection of the songs performed on stage and is available for download or by purchase at the theatre. This musical property prides itself on being a standout production where the show itself is the centerpiece, and no one cast member is the focal point, therefore the production itself is the “star.”

From Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, George & Tammy, Conway & Loretta, Kenny & Dolly, through Wynona, Garth, George Strait, Keith Urban, Miranda and Taylor, the production takes a nod from counterpoint cousins in Branson, MO as audiences are whisked away through the history and charm of the genre.

Tickets are available at Eventbrite HERE  or at the door.

www.themusicofnashville.com

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Danielle Bradbery’s Sold-Out Nashville Show Kicks Off I DON’T BELIEVE WE’VE MET Release Week

DANIELLE BRADBERY KICKS OFF RELEASE OF
SOPHOMORE ALBUM,  I DON’T BELIEVE WE’VE MET, WITH INTIMATE NASHVILLE SHOW TUESDAY, NOV. 28

Danielle Bradbery Live at ONE Cannery Row  | Photo Credit: BMLG Records

Kicking off the release of her highly-anticipated sophomore BMLG Records album,
I DON’T BELIEVE WE’VE MET, Danielle Bradbery played the first of a four-show run at ONE at Cannery Row in Nashville, Tenn. last night. The Texas-native performed six songs from the new project and chatted with host Kelly Sutton throughout the sold-out set, allowing fans and industry to get a sneak peek at the re-introductory record due this Friday, December 1.

With the “Sway” video debuting No. 1 on the iTunes All-Genre and Country charts and the tune accruing more than 9 million streams to date, I DON’T BELIEVE WE’VE MET has already made an impression on fans and critics alike, with NPR calling it, “a significant, and successful, reinvention captured in a taut 10 tracks.”

L to R: BMLG’s Allison Jones, BMLG’s Scott Borchetta, Bradbery, BMLG’s Jimmy Harnen and BMLG’s Matthew Hargis  | Photo Credit: BMLG

Bradbery will appear on NBC’s TODAY Show (9:00A hour) on December 1 to perform her song “Worth It” in celebration of I DON’T BELIEVE WE’VE MET’s release.

Fans will receive “Worth It” along with lead single “Sway,” “Human Diary,” “Hello Summer” and “Potential” instantly when they pre-order I DON’T BELIEVE WE’VE MET HERE.

Learn more about Danielle at DanielleBradbery.com or follow her on Facebook and Instagram @daniellebradbery and Twitter at @DBradbery.

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