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Charlie Worsham Releases Debut Book “Follow Your Heart”



Charlie Worsham reading from his book at an event last night at Nashville’s Station Inn.
Photo credit: Jason Meyers

Charlie Worsham’s debut book, Follow Your Heart: A Guitar, A Tattoo, And One Man’s Country Music Journey, is now available (purchase here). Published by Spring House Press and featuring a forward by Marty Stuart, all proceeds from the book go toward Worsham’s Follow Your Heart Scholarship Fund. Created in partnership with The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, the fund supports the youth of Grenada, Mississippi—Worsham’s hometown—who possess uncommon talent and desire to achieve great things in the arts. In its first two years, the organization has raised nearly $100,000, including $35,000 at this past weekend’s gala in Grenada. The second annual event featured special guest and newly inducted Country Music Hall of Fame member, Don Schlitz, as well as an auction. More information can be found at www.FollowYourHeartArts.org.

Worsham will perform at Opry at the Ryman this Friday night as part of Marty Stuart’s 25th Opry anniversary celebration and will join Miranda Lambert on select dates on her 2018 Livin’ Like Hippies Tour. The performances follow a year of extensive touring for the acclaimed singer, songwriter and musician, who recently concluded a month-long tour of Europe. See below for complete itinerary.

The upcoming shows will feature songs from Worsham’s acclaimed album, Beginning of Things, out now on Warner Bros. Records / Warner Music Nashville (purchase here). The album includes 13 new songs, 9 of which Worsham co-wrote, and was co-produced by Frank Liddell (Miranda Lambert, Lee Ann Womack, Aubrie Sellers) and Eric Masse (Miranda Lambert, Rayland Baxter, Mikky Ekko) with Arturo Buenahora, Jr. (Eric Church, Dierks Bentley) serving as the Executive Producer.

Critical praise for Beginning Of Things

“…shows him to be one of country’s most formidable dark horses, a quiet
contender worthy of the attention and airplay claimed by his less cerebral
contemporaries.” —American Songwriter

“If ever there was a champion for truth in life and music, it would hands-
down be Charlie Worsham.”—CMT

“…he’s the sort of artist who can do it all. As he returns with his second album,
Beginning Of Things, he’s got everybody in the know in Nashville rooting for
him.”—NPR’s All Things Considered

“…Worsham has made a sophomore album that, if there’s justice, will
give him an unforgettable year.”—NPR Music

 ““Like [Miranda] Lambert, Worsham is making a space in country music for
subtle challenges, using humor and insight and undeniable musical talent. He’s a
serious contender, even as he makes us all smile.”—NPR Music

“…a combination of that gentle spirit and rebellious streak – with plenty of
room to showcase his serious guitar chops.”—Rolling Stone

“…a skillful, dazzling array of musical genres that suggest the work of
a seasoned veteran.”—Rolling Stone

 “For country fans, Beginning of Things is already one of the most-anticipated
records of 2017.”—The Tennessean

Beginning of Things is one of the most intelligent and skillfully crafted
albums of the year so far.” —WXPN World Café


December 1—Nashville, TN—Opry at the Ryman*

December 8—Escondido, CA—Carols by Candlelight

December 9—Escondido, CA—Carols by Candlelight

March 22—Newark, NJ—Venue TBD†

March 23—University Park, PA—Bryce Jordan Center†

March 24—Winston Salem, NC—Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum†

*as part of Marty Stuart’s 25th Opry Anniversary

†as part of Miranda Lambert’s Livin’ Like Hippies Tour

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Hall of Fame Member Bobby Braddock to Discuss Memoir at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum


Country Music Hall of Fame member Bobby Braddock will share stories and tales from his new memoir, Bobby Braddock: A Life on Nashville’s Music Row, at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Saturday, October 3, 2015, at 1:30 p.m.


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Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash will be signing her CDs and books at The Johnny Cash Museum on Friday, September 25 at 11 AM. The event, which is free and open to the general public, is just one of many new offerings at the attraction that Conde Nast’s Traveler lists as the “#1 Must Visit Museum for Music Lovers.”

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U.S. Military Veteran & Country Music Star Keni Thomas Recounts Combat In First Memoir

Nashville, Tenn (August 3, 2011) — U.S. Military Veteran and country music sensation Keni Thomas has shared the stage with country stars such as Keith Urban and Brad Paisley, but earlier this year, he put down his guitar and gave a personal account of his heart-wrenching experience in the chaotic 1993 Black Hawk Down battle in Mogadishu, Somalia. With the desire to express a unique set of leadership lessons and inspired view of our greater purpose, Thomas unveiled his first memoir Get It On! What it Means to Lead the Way (B&H Publishing Group) to rave reviews.

“Three words. That’s all it took. I was writing a letter home to my mom when the call rang out across the American compound: ‘Get it on!’ And just like that, the course of my life changed forever,” describes Thomas.

With the Bronze Star of Valor from the U.S. Army, the army-ranger turned-country singer brings a message of inspiration reminding readers that as individuals every person matters and are anything but ordinary and can make a difference in the world no matter where they are in life.

“If everyone can start setting an example, start leading by example, start doing something here and there, then as a whole exponentially we make the world a better place to live in,” says Thomas. “You are the most important part of the puzzle and you have to see yourself as being the most important part because you are, and that is what I want people to know at the end of the day.”

Get It On! What it Means to Lead the Way is already causing a chatter among fellow comrades Here are just a few comments about the new publication:

“Get It On! is a moving account of courage and faith under fire. True leadership is about the example we set. Keni has an impressive way of convincing you that this is a principle we should all live by.”
Hal Steinbrenner, owner of the New York Yankees

“The leadership principles Keni shares through his story Get It On! are directly aligned with the core values of our organization. To Lead is to Serve. The USO is proud to call Keni Thomas one of our own.” —Sloan Gibson President of the USO

 “Here he has created an engaging and inspiring tutorial, applying those lessons to the battles of everyday life…” Mark Bowden author of Black Hawk Down

“If you are a veteran, you need to read this book. Keni shows us that the principles of leadership we learned when we wore the uniform still apply to us all out here in the real world. ”
—Lt Col Oliver L. North, USMC (Retired)

Thomas also frequently speaks and entertains active military men and women overseas, speaks to Fortune 500 companies, students, churches and even from the stage the Grand Ole Opry in hopes to encourage and inspire all who listen. He has also been seen on national television programs such as Good Morning America, NBC Dateline, CNN Headline News and MSNBC’s Hardball. He is currently in the recording studio working on a new album.

For more information on the artist/author please go to www.kenithomas.com and facebook.com/kenithomas.

About Keni Thomas:
Keni Thomas received the Bronze Star for Valor from the United States Army and fought the Black Hawk Down battle in Mogadishu, Somalia. He has since become an award-winning country musician, appeared in the major motion pictures Sweet Home Alabama and We Were Soldiers, and is the spokesperson for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation and the Hero Fund. Keni also speaks to students and adults around the country about leadership, encouraging them to  “Train as you fight. Fight as you train.” The country music star unveiled his first memoir Get It On! What it Means to Lead the Way (B&H Publishing Group/ISBN: 978-1-4336-7274) last October. It is  available nationwide with the retail price of $19.99. For more information on Keni Thomas please visit www.kenithomas.com  and facebook.com/kenithomas

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