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Industry Insiders Announce Official Launch of “Nashville Underground Radio”

Nashville Underground Radio

Internet-Based Radio Show Will Highlight Up-And-Coming Artists, Events and Authentic Music City Insight

Industry veteran Shawn Carnes and media personality Matt Williams announce the official launch of a new Internet radio show Nashville Underground Radio. The weekly show, combining talk and independent music, features insider news from Music City, and spotlights independent and up-and-coming artists.

“The goal is not to promote any ‘underground’ scene,” says Williams. “The goal is to bring the outside world into our community, and promote the best talent in the city.”

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City Of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge 2013

Interviews and fun highlights from the 2013 City of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge. Featuring Kree Harrison, LoCash Cowboys, Maggie Rose, Aaron Lewis and more!

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ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp 2013

ACM held their 4th annual ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp in Nashville from June 24th-June 28th. Campers from across the nation who suffer from Williams Syndrome were selected to join this special music camp where they write an original song together, record it, perform the song on the Grand Ole Opry, and enjoy other fun, interactive experiences with several well-known country music stars. The country music stars who volunteered their time to help make this another special experience for the campers were: Jerrod Niemann, Lance Miller, Lauren Alaina (who volunteered to come back for a 2nd year in a row), Jake Owen, and Love and Theft.

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The Band Perry Visits The Food Bank Of The Southern Tier To Fight Hunger


TBP_KyleFamilyThe Food Bank of the Southern Tier received a visit from Superstar Country trio The Band Perry, which is composed of siblings Kimberly, Reid and Neil Perry.  This visit was in partnership with Outnumber Hunger – a national initiative with General Mills, Big Machine Label Group and Feeding America to help fight hunger in local communities – to recognize Kyle Halm, resident of Pine City, NY and local volunteer firefighter. Continue Reading →

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Music Row Ladies Golf Tournament Kick-Off Party & Writers Round

Pictured (l-r): Front row: songwriter Stephony Smith, Arista Nashville recording artist Kristen Kelly, songwriter Cheryl LuQuire and MRLGT volunteer Eve Abdo. Back row: UCPMidTN's John Pickett, BMI's Penny Everhard, City National Bank's Diane Pearson, Frank Rogers Productions' Courtney Crist, 377 Management's Malia Axsom, me gusta music's Trina Smith, ASCAP's Suzanne Lee and Music Health Alliance's Herky Williams. Not pictured: songwriter Lisa Carver and NSAI's Susan Myers. Photo by ASCAP's Alison Toczylowski

Pictured (l-r): Front row: songwriter Stephony Smith, Arista Nashville recording artist Kristen Kelly, songwriter Cheryl LuQuire and MRLGT volunteer Eve Abdo. Back row: UCPMidTN’s John Pickett, BMI’s Penny Everhard, City National Bank’s Diane Pearson, Frank Rogers Productions’ Courtney Crist, 377 Management’s Malia Axsom, me gusta music’s Trina Smith, ASCAP’s Suzanne Lee and Music Health Alliance’s Herky Williams. Not pictured: songwriter Lisa Carver and NSAI’s Susan Myers. Photo by ASCAP’s Alison Toczylowski

The Music Row Ladies Golf Tournament, sponsored by ASCAP, City National Bank, Tim McGraw and McGhee Entertainment to benefit United Cerebral Palsy of Middle Tennessee, launched registration for its August 19th tourney with a party and female songwriters round at Nashville’s Rebar on Wednesday, June 19th. Performances featured songwriters Lisa Carver, Cheryl LuQuire and Stephony Smith, and MRLGT supporter and Arista Nashville recording artist Kristen Kelly stopped by to help the tournament’s planning committee get the party started, before heading off to perform at the Grand Ole Opry. Continue Reading →

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Stars For Second Harvest Hits New Milestone

Acclaimed songwriter Craig Wiseman’s ninth annual Stars For Second Harvest event, presented by O’Charley’s, raised a record- making $100,000 for Second Harvest Food Bank to help feed the hungry in Middle Tennessee. The June 4 concert at the Ryman Auditorium was headlined by Ronnie Dunn, Florida Georgia Line with a special appearance by Nelly, comedian Ralphie May and more. The event, combined with the live auction and several generous donations, helped to make this the most successful fundraising year.
Wiseman exclaims: “When I got the numbers I couldn’t believe we finally did it! Since we started this show in 2005, it has been a goal of mine to get to $100,000 for Second Harvest. With help from all of the artists, and the continued help of O’Charleys, we finally reached that goal this year. Now I am raising that goal to $250,000!!” Continue Reading →

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Learn About Nashville-Based Non-Profit Organization Instruments Of Joy

How They Got Started?

On a short-term missions trip to Malawi, the founder of Watermelon Ministries, Joshua MacLeod, met a young musician who had fashioned a hand made “guitar” from a gas can and a block of wood. This young man had immense musical potential, but was limited by his life circumstances. He was using his “guitar” to bring joy to young orphans in his community. With the help of others, Joshua was able to send two quality guitars to that orphanage as an encouragement. Today Instruments of Joy (IOJ) has distributed instruments all over the world.

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Craig Campbell Celebrity Cornhole Challenge | CMA Fest

Highlights and interviews from the first annual Craig Campbell Celebrity Cornhole Challenge to benefit the TJ Martell Foundation in the fight against colon cancer. The event will be held each year during CMA Music Fest in Nashville, TN. Interviews include Campbell, Jerrod Niemann, Dean Alexander, The FARM, Love and Theft, LoCash Cowboys, Rob Bironas from the Tennessee Titans and more!

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Stars For Second Harvest Highlights and Interview With Host Craig Wiseman

Highlights from the 9th Annual Stars for Second Harvest Benefit at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Matt Williams interviews host Craig Wiseman, and performers include Florida Georgia Line, Ronnie Dunn, comedian Ralphie May and many more!

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Country Stars Join Darius Rucker For Sold-Out Concert Benefiting St. Jude’s On June 3

Darius and Friends

Fourth Annual “Darius And Friends” Concert Monday, Jun 3 at Wildhorse Saloon

Luke Bryan, Sam Bush, John Cowan, Radney Foster, Randy Houser, Dustin Lynch and Justin Moore will join Platinum-selling Capitol Nashville recording artist Darius Rucker for his sold-out, fourth annual “Darius And Friends” benefit concert on Monday, June 3 at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, Tenn. Proceeds from the event go directly to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

“I always look forward to this event each year, and I’m so happy to have Luke, Sam, John, Randy, Dustin, Justin, and of course my hero, Radney, join me to help raise funds for St. Jude,” said Rucker. “A few years ago I visited the St. Jude campus in Memphis and instantly became a ‘true believer’ in everyone there and the work they do to help treat kids and cure disease. I am happy to help raise funds for such a worthwhile cause and thrilled that some of my friends can join me.”

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