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Blake Shelton Will Headline “Stars For Second Harvest” On June 6, John Rich Added

Music superstar Blake Shelton will headline, for the second straight year, the 13th annual Stars for Second Harvest benefit on Tuesday, June 6 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. Shelton will headline after acoustic performances by one of music city’s fastest rising country stars, Chris Lane, and songwriting duo, The Warren Brothers.

John Rich just added, too.  Rich is one half of the multi platinum duo Big and Rich. He has scored hit singles in the solo, duo and band categories as a combined singer, songwriter and producer. He is also known for his TV career hosting 3 seasons of CMT’s highly rated “Gone Country,” as well as NBC’s “Nashville Star” and CW’s “The Next.” John has written and published more than 40 hit songs for other acts, and has produced records on artists like Gretchen Wilson, Jewel, James Otto, Randy Owen of Alabama, Cowboy Troy, John Anderson and many more. John is also the only artist to score the ASCAP songwriter of the year award three years in a row.


Tickets are on-sale now for $35 and $55 plus applicable service charges and are available at Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com, Ryman box office, Ryman.com, or by calling 800-745-3000.


“Blake is one the biggest stars in the world right now and he is joining us for the second straight year for this incredible cause. I am excited that he has agreed to collaborate on making a difference by helping Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee feed those struggling with hunger in our community,” says Wiseman.


“Once again we are thrilled to be the presenting sponsor for such an incredible event that benefits the people of Middle Tennessee and Second Harvest. We can’t think of a better way to spend our night than with Blake Shelton taking the stage to help raise money for a worthwhile cause.” Eddie Hall, O’Charley’s President


The 2017 event is presented by O’Charley’s and Nissan North America. This concert, hosted by acclaimed songwriter and founder of Big Loud Records and Big Loud Shirt Craig Wiseman, will feature unplugged acoustic style performances by Shelton and Lane. Joining Wiseman for the songwriter’s round will be The Warren Brothers.


Thanks to the generosity and help from everyone in country music and its fans, the show to date has raised ONE MILLION DOLLARS ($1,000,000) and provided FOUR MILLION MEALS (4,000,000) for Middle Tennesseans at risk of hunger.


All proceeds benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.

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‘A Guy With A Girl’ Celebration Held By BMI & ASCAP

Pictured: (L-R): back row: Warner Chappell’s Ryan Beuschel, ASCAP’s Mike Sistad, Sea Gayle’s Marc Driskill, Combustion’s Chris Farren, producer Scott Hendricks, Warner Bros. Nashville’s John Esposito, BMI’s Bradly Collins, Spirit’s Daniel Hill. Seated: Songwriter BMI songwriter Bryan Simpson, BMI artist Blake Shelton, ASCAP songwriter Ashley Gorley. 

The Sutler Saloon was packed February 28 in celebration of Blake Shelton and the writers of “Guy with a Girl.” The chart-topping song was written by BMI songwriter Bryan Simpson and ASCAP songwriter Ashley Gorley and is the fourth single off Shelton’s tenth studio album If I’m Honest. Shelton has a stacked lineup of tours throughout the spring and summer, hitting everywhere from Kentucky to Colorado.

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Music superstar Blake Shelton will headline the 12th annual Stars for Second Harvest benefit on Tuesday, June 7 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. The 2016 event is presented by O’Charley’s and hosted by Craig Wisemam, acclaimed songwriter and founder of Big Loud Records and Big Loud Shirt. 

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Show & Album Review: Ashley Monroe ‘The Blade’

Ashley Monroe joined by Miranda Lambert on stage.

Ashley Monroe joined by Miranda Lambert on stage.

On Wednesday, July 22nd, I had the pleasure of attending Ashley Monroe’s album preview show at The Basement East, an intimate venue in East Nashville.

As soon as I stepped into the room, I noticed it was filled with a who’s who of the music industry, everyone from booking agents, publishers, media to many artists out to hear Ashley Monroe perform her new material.  Everyone anxiously awaited Monroe to take the stage.
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Blake Shelton’s New Album, BRINGING BACK THE SUNSHINE, Is Available For Pre-Order Now

Blake SheltonGRAMMY-nominated country superstar Blake Shelton’s forthcoming album BRINGING BACK THE SUNSHINE is available for pre-order now following the world premiere of the lead single, “Neon Light,” at country radio this week. The fresh-sounding new track is available instantly to fans who pre-order the album via iTunes and Walmart.com.
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The Tune Of Greatness: Pizza Hut® Partner With Country Music Star Blake Shelton To Roll Out New Line Of BBQ Pizzas

Blake Shelton Pizza HutMay is all about moms, grads and that itch to drive with the windows down and sunroof open blasting your favorite tunes.  Ultimately, the month serves as the launch-pad to a summer filled with enjoying outdoor activities and celebrating an iconic American tradition: barbecue.

As an appropriate host of the backyard celebration, Pizza Hut announced today that the brand has partnered GRAMMY nominated artist Blake Shelton to launch a new line of BBQ Pizzas in three distinct flavors: Blake’s Smokehouse BBQ, Hawaiian BBQ and Honey BBQ Chicken.

“Growing up in Ada, Oklahoma, Pizza Hut was a big deal in my community,” said Shelton.  “As a fan of BBQ and pizza, it has been a blast to partner with Pizza Hut to bring two of my favorite foods together.”

A pizza and BBQ enthusiast, Shelton played a key role in inspiring the new menu items from Pizza Hut. So much so, the Smokehouse BBQ recipe is named in his honor. Blake’s Smokehouse BBQ and the other two BBQ recipes will be available beginning May 12 as a summer staple for $11 and consumers can enjoy a 2-liter Pepsi product for just $1 more. Also, from May 18-26, a medium BBQ recipe pizza is $5 with the purchase of any large pizza online.

“The authenticity that Blake brings as a performer, personality and backyard BBQ enthusiastic made him the ultimate fit for this launch and our brand,” said Jared Drinkwater, Senior Director of Marketing, Pizza Hut. “We’re so thrilled to have him as a partner and truly excited to bring our real backyard BBQ flavors to pizza.”

The three BBQ pizza recipes from Pizza Hut feature a savory toasted cheddar edge on the brand’s new Hand-Tossed crust and are topped with a Honey BBQ sauce. The three recipes include:

·         Blake’s Smokehouse BBQ: With a southern twist and Blake’s inspiration, this pie features hardwood smoked bacon, smoked ham flavored with a hint of sugar and juicy pork.

·         Hawaiian BBQ: Featuring a tropical island favorite with a BBQ infused taste, this pizza provides smoked ham flavored with a hint of sugar, pieces of sweet pineapple and crisp green peppers.

·         Honey BBQ Chicken: A classic BBQ combination, this pizza is topped with tender, all-white meat chicken, hardwood smoked bacon and sweet red onions.

“The new line of Pizza Hut BBQ Pizzas combines the bold flavors of our cheddar crust, sweet honey BBQ sauce and hand-picked ingredients to deliver recipes that satisfy with every single bite,” said Wiley Bates III, Executive Chef at Pizza Hut. “We drew inspiration from Blake Shelton in forming recipes that are distinctive yet appealing to a variety of tastes and we think the results are really going to wow those consumers looking for adventurous flavors in their food.”

Pizza Hut and Blake Shelton fans from around the country will have their own chance to snap a portrait with the star and the BBQ pie. In select Pizza Hut restaurants and high traffic areas around the country, life-size cutouts of Blake holding his Smokehouse BBQ Pizza will be affixed for fans to capture a “Shelfie,” a Shelton inspired take on the selfie.  Fans are encouraged to share their “Shelfie” with Pizza Hut socially for potential surprise and delight giveaways, including free pizzas. More information will be available through the Pizza Hut twitter account. The cutouts will appear in select Pizza Hut restaurants, as well as Blake’s hometown of Ada, Okla., plus Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Nashville and other notable locations across the country.

Additionally, fans can get an early taste of the BBQ Pizza recipes on May 15-18 in Gulf Shores, Ala. where Pizza Hut will be dishing out slices at Hangout Fest. The brand will be celebrating up and coming music talent as part of the Pizza Hut and Viacom Music Group (MTV, VH1 and CMT) Discover Great program. Pizza Hut
The new Pizza Hut BBQ pizzas follow the introduction of a line of Garlic Parmesan pizzas, which include Roasted Veggie, Five Cheese Please and Chicken Bacon Tomato recipes. The brand retains a long list of “Lover’s” pizzas, including Meat Lover’s® and Veggie Lover’s®.

To order from Pizza Hut, visit PizzaHut.com, which was recently redesigned to enable faster and more intuitive ordering than ever before. Pizza Hut has the largest suite of ordering channels, including apps for iPhone, Windows and Android, as well as Xbox 360, iPad and a mobile site.

More information about the brand can be found on the company’s Facebook  and Twitter pages.

About Pizza Hut
Pizza Hut, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), delivers more pizza, pasta and wings than any other restaurant in the world. In 2014, Pizza Hut was named the Harris Poll Equitrend® Pizza Brand of the Year and was the recipient of the Innovation and Leadership in Advertising Award from the American Advertising Federation, 10th District. The only pizza company to be named a top ten franchise in 2013 by Entrepreneur Magazine, Pizza Hut began 56 years ago in Wichita, Kansas, and today operates more than 14,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries. Pizza Hut also is the proprietor of the BOOK IT!® Program, which is a long-standing children’s literacy program used in more than 620,000 classrooms nationwide. To order online from Pizza Hut, visit PizzaHut.com.
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Shakira And Blake Shelton To Perform Together On The 49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards


The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced yesterday that multi-platinum singer/songwriter and global recording artist, Shakira, will perform her single “Medicine,” from her new album Shakira, featuring ACM Awards co-host and five-time nominee including a nod for Entertainer of the Year, ACM’s most prestigious award, Blake Shelton LIVE on the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. The ceremony, which will be co-hosted by Luke Bryan along with Blake Shelton, is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Continue Reading →

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First Round Of ACM Awards Performers Announced – 4/6 on CBS


acm-awardsThe Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced ACM Award nominees Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Keith Urban and The Band Perry are scheduled to perform on the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.  The ceremony, which will be co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Continue Reading →

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ACM Award Nominees Celebrate April 1st Release With Performances On Good Morning America And The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Dan + ShayDan + Shay’s highly anticipated album, Where It All Began, is available for pre-order today via iTunes (where it’s already No. 7 on iTunes Country Chart) and on DanandShay.com. As the only country artists named to CNN’s “Fresh Faces” and Billboard’s “2014 Artists to Watch,” the ACM Award nominees will officially release their debut album April 1st on Warner Bros. Records. Celebrating with performances on Good Morning America, appearing on the day of release Tuesday, April 1st and on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, appearing Friday, April 4th, the week culminates with The ACM Awards where Dan + Shay are up for their first ever nomination for “Vocal Duo of the Year.” Continue Reading →

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The Band Perry Will Advise Team Blake On Season 6 Of NBC’S The Voice


On the heels of their dynamic performance on the NFL and Fox’s Super Bowl LXVIII Tailgate pregame show, it was announced today that sibling trio THE BAND PERRY will be advising Blake Shelton’s team during the “Battle Rounds” on Season Six of NBC’s The Voice.  Tune into the season premiere of The Voice, Monday, February 24, 2014 at 8PM EST / 7PM CST on NBC. “Blake didn’t have to ask us twice if we wanted to mentor his team this season on The Voice, “ said The Band Perry“It was so much fun to work with Team Blake, and after 15 years of receiving plenty of ‘constructive criticism,’ it was our turn to pay it forward.  We just hope we were as helpful to Blake’s team as our own mentors have been to us through the years.” Continue Reading →

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