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50th ACM Awards | Tickets to Next Year’s Show & Events SOLD OUT in 18mins!

Music fans turned out in droves today when tickets became available for the largest celebration in country music history, SELLING OUT 70,000 TICKETS IN 18 MINUTES for BOTH the 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, Country Music’s Party of the Year® on April 19, 2015 from AT&T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys, AND forACM Party for a Cause®: 50 Years of Music & Memories on April 17-18, 2015 at Globe Life Park, home of the Texas Rangers, in Arlington, Texas.  The events were the biggest—and fastest—selling in the Academy’s history.


“We want to thank the fans for their continued support.  This sale was unprecedented and far exceeded our expectations,” said Bob Romeo, CEO of the Academy.  “We’re working hard to plan more events to accommodate as many fans as we can.  Country music is alive and well in North Texas!”


There may be tickets made available as staging for all ACM events becomes finalized and production kill seats open up to reveal more space in each venue – if that happens, the ACM A-List will be notified first.  Fans are encouraged to sign up for the ACM A-List for FREE at www.ACMcountry.com to receive event updates.


The 50th ACM Awards will be broadcast LIVE for the first time ever from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.   Four-time ACM Award winners Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan will return to co-host this super-sized night of incredible country music performances, which will cap off three days of events, including the3rd annual ACM Party for a Cause®: 50 Years of Music & Memories on April 17-18, 2015 at Globe Life Park, in Arlington, Texas. This two-day outdoor music event will include multiple stages for ongoing LIVE country music performances, interactive experiences, a family-friendly country marketplace with food trucks and vendors from around the country, and much more. All participating artists will be announced at a later date.


For more information, visitwww.ACMawards50.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at @ACMawards for more immediate updates.  Media credential applications to cover the 2015 Awards in Texas will become available in January 2015.  Details to be posted atwww.ACMcountry.com.


About the Academy of Country Music Awards

The 50th Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will broadcast LIVE from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark and Barry Adelman are executive producers.  Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

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Wednesday nights are full of great music, good food and a lot of fun at Café Fontanella

They certainly don’t call it Music City for nothing. In fact, there’s not one night in Nashville when you can’t go somewhere to hear some great live music. If anything, the challenge is trying to figure out which place to go. Well, if it happens to be a Wednesday night, how about giving “On Stage” with Damien Horne and fatcat a try?

Aside enjoying the original songs (and sometimes a few surprise covers) from the accomplished singer/songwriter Damien Horne—a man who has a solid standing on the local and national music scene, and fatcat—a songwriter with songwriting credits on the country music group The Farm and Electro Shine’s latest LPs, this is a writers’ round that also features surprise guests each week. Already they’ve had Nathan Lee, Sam and Luke, Trick D, Krista Marie, Heidi Craig, Bentley Caldwell and Phoenix Mendoza to grace the stage with their voices, their personalities and also their lighthearted humor and spontaneous insights.

“One of things that I like about hosting this particular writers’ round is it’s a platform to showcase artists in an area of town that doesn’t have these types of venues,” says Damien. “It’s a great atmosphere with there’s good food. And it’s pretty laid back for the artists and the audience. We do have different surprise guests each week, but one thing that’s consistent is everyone has a lot of fun. And that’s just what music should provide whether you’re on or off of the stage.”

Fatcat agrees and adds, “Something that I can say about the round is everyone who participates is really talented and also very low-maintenance. There are no egos. It’s all about people coming together who do different styles of music and have different levels of success but they all have a way of capturing the audience’s attention. Everyone has their own humor and over time, it has caused the audience to become more interactive.”

So, if you enjoy live music, stop by Wednesday for some cool sounds and a delicious meal too. (There’s no cover, after all.)

And if you’re a local artist and you’d like to participate in the round, Damien and fatcat would love to hear from you. All you need is a link to your music (a social media page will do). Oh, and the ability to play an instrument.

“It’s a casual round but we do want to give our audience music to listen to,” says Damien. “That’s why we prefer guests who can play a guitar, some keys or can bring someone who can accompany them.”

“As someone who’s performing each week, I know how it can develop you as an artist,” says fatcat. “It’s a great way to test out songs and see what captures an audience…and what doesn’t. It’s not just some ordinary writers’ grind. It’s better.”

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“On Stage” with Damien Horne and fatcat takes place each Wednesday night at Café Fontanella (4225 Whites Creek Pike Whites Creek, TN 37189) from 7:30-9pm. If you’d like to perform at “On Stage” with Damien Horne and fatcat, email fatcat atonstagewithDandfatcat@gmail.com.

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Platinum-selling star Dustin Lynch’s new single “Where It’s At” is proving to be a speeding bullet at radio,jumping EIGHT spots this week to claim the #35 position on the Billboard Country Songs Chart and jumping NINE notches to #39 on the Country Aircheck/ USA Today Country chart, powered by Mediabase.

This week’s chart positions are considerably notable as “Where It’s At” charged out of the gate only three short weeks ago, earning adds across the U.S. from a head-turning 79 first-week stations, making it the week’s Most-Added Song at Country Radio.

“Where It’s At,” the lead single from Lynch’s upcoming sophomore album on Broken Bow Records – slated for a Fall 2014 release – is available now at iTunes:http://smarturl.it/whereitsat

The up-tempo summertime anthem celebrates the simple things in life: most importantly that “sweet little something late-night kiss” from a special someone. The song (written by Cary Barlowe, Zach Crowell and Matt Jenkins / produced by Mickey Jack Cones) goes on to proclaim that no matter how fancy or simple the surroundings, as long as you’re together then that’s “Where It’s At.”

Since the release of his hit, “Cowboys and Angels,” Lynch has sold over one million copies of his debut single and has surpassed 10 million views on YouTube/ VEVO.  Lynch’s Facebook fan page has grown by nearly ONE MILLION in the last year and his Twitter by 184%.  He’s soared to #1 on the MTV Music Meter, earned a #1 ringtone on CMT, a Top 5 on the Billboard Heatseekers Songs Chart, a #2 Country radio singletwo American Country Award nominations and a CMT Music Award nomination.  “Cowboys and Angels” was one of Billboard’s Top 5 Country Songs of 2012. The editors of Rolling Stone lauded Lynch as one of “Nashville’s New Hit Makers” in 2013 Best of RockIssue. ELLE magazine named him a “Best New Country Music Artist of 2013” whilePeople Country proclaimed Lynch one of its“2013 Hot Guys” in its annual issue.  Theonly new male artist to earn a #1 debut album on the 2012 Country charts, Lynch further cemented his next-big-thing status with the double-entendre laden barnstormer“She Cranks My Tractor” and light-hearted“Wild In Your Smile.”

Lynch is currently in the studio recording his highly anticipated sophomore album. For more information on Dustin Lynch, visit:www.dustinlynchmusic.com






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A Vintage Affair’s annual, three-day series of wine events returns this April for its fourteenth year in Williamson County. The popular fund-raising sequence is one of many ways the Franklin-based non-profit supports local charities and programs.


On Wednesday, April 23rd, Sperry’s Restaurant in Cool Springs will be the setting for a 5 course wine maker dinner called “A Vintner Dinner.” Each course will be served with a specially paired wine and a chance to hear from the wine maker. This is a VIP dinner for AVA’s top sponsors. However, there are very limited tickets available for individual guests who wish to join this very special evening.  Individual tickets are $200 per guest.

On Thursday, April 24, AVA patrons will gather at Green’s Grocery in Historic Leiper’s Fork for “A Vintage Affair goes Country” formerly known as “Vintage Champagne and Vintage Country Music.”  This boots and blue jeans event has been a continual favorite among AVA patrons, and guests will tastefine champagne and wine provided by Harvest Beverage Company and Moon Wine and Spirits and cold beer in an old Tennessee atmosphere. Entertainment will be provided by Tayla Lynn, Victor House Recording Artist and granddaughter of Loretta Lynn.  BBQ will be provided by Mickey Roo’s.  Tickets are $75 per person.

The next night (April 25th) patrons will gather outside Jamison Hall at The Factory at Franklin from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. for the “Meet The Vintner Preview Party,” sponsored by First Tennessee Bank.  The event will feature fine cigars from BellaTerra Ranch Cigars and special wine tastings from the following wine makers:  Dan Cederquist of Cederquist Wine Company, Francisco Robledo of Robledo Family Winery, Kip Summers of Arrington Vineyards, and Pablo Nyarady of Trifecta Winery.  There will also be champagne and fabulous hors d’oeuvres.  Tickets are $125 per person.  This price includes your reservation to the “Main Event.”  Reservations may be purchased online at www.avintageaffair.org.

Immediately following the Preview Party, doors will open for the “A Vintage Affair Main Event,” the event to round off the three-day festivities. The party will feature live and silent auctions, and several wine tasting and food stations. Participating restaurants include Constant Craving Caterers, Red Pony, Stoveworks, Olivia Olive Oil, Cool Café, among others. Reservations may be purchased online at www.avintageaffair.org or purchased at the door for $75.Participating wine stations include:  Arrington Vineyards, BNA Wine Group, Brinkmann Wine & Spirits, Grapevine Wine & Spirits, Moon Wine & Spirits, Red Dog Wine & Spirits, among others.


About A Vintage Affair


A Vintage Affair is an organization whose mission is to provide significant financial contributions to various nonprofit organizations in Williamson County whose services benefit the community at large.  All funds contributed to the nonprofit organizations are designated for programs to support the well-being of women and children of need.  The 2014 beneficiaries are the following:  Neonatal Intensive Care Unit & Children’s Services at Williamson Medical Center, the A Vintage Affair Fellowship at O’More College of Design, The Davis House Child Advocacy Center and Williamson County CASA and we are proud to add two new organizations High Hopes and Hope Clinic for Women.  To date, A Vintage Affair has contributed over $1.1 million dollars.  www.avintageaffair.org

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