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AN EVENING WITH SCOTT HAMILTON & FRIENDS Bring A Spectacular Show Of Music And Figure Skating To Nashville This Sunday

This Sunday, November 19th, Olympic Gold Medalist and philanthropist, Scott Hamilton, brings us what is sure to be a spectacular production as he is hosting the 2nd annual AN EVENING WITH SCOTT HAMILTON & FRIENDS in Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena beginning at 5pm.

Ticket prices start at only 30.95 and go up in price from there.  You can purchase tickets and find out more by clicking HERE to be taken direct to the TicketMaster page or if would prefer, just go to www.ticketmaster.com and search for Scott Hamilton.

Following the success of the inaugural event last year, Sheryl Crow has announced her return to headline the musical stage for An Evening with Scott Hamilton & Friends benefitting the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation.  Co-hosted by special guest and Olympian, Peggy Fleming, this event will feature live music partnered with ice skating from Olympic, World, and National Champions Katia Gordeeva, Meryl Davis, Kurt Browning, Jeremy Abbott, Jeffrey Buttle, Kimmie Meissner, Michael Weiss, Alissa Czisny, Ryan Bradley, Steven Cousins, Sinead Kerr-Marshall & John Kerr, Kiira Korpi, and Kimberly Navarro & Brent Bommentre.

Sheryl Crow, who is a cancer survivor, will be joined on the music stage by GRAMMY Award winner Darius Rucker, legendary guitarist and songwriter Steve Cropper, singer, songwriter and actor Charles Esten (“Nashville”), lead singer of GRAMMY-nominated and American Music Award-wining band MercyMe Bart Millard, 2017 ACM and GRAMMY nominee Cassadee Pope and GRAMMY-nominated artist and Opry inductee Chris Young.

I was lucky enough to speak with Scott Hamilton a 2nd year in a row about his upcoming event. The first thing I notice about Hamilton is his unbreakable, positive spirit.  Even though it was only over the phone both times, I can literally HEAR his smile coming through the receiver.  He speaks with such excitement, optimism, and an overall zest for laugh. It is absolutely contagious as his laugh is even infectious.  He is so inspiring to me in every way and a true hero in my eyes.  Hamilton is a bright light in what can be a dim world.

Not only did he train for years and years in figure skating to win an Olympic gold medal, which is an incredible feat in itself, but he has continued with the sport years later.  He has done everything from touring with other Olympians doing exhibitions around the country and world, being a commentator for U.S. Figure Skating Championships, commentating Winter Olympic games giving commentary for figure skating, training people to figure skate, a philanthropist with his own foundation, and supporting other charity events by the MS Society and more.  He is now living in Nashville.  Several years now, and contributes so much to helping our community.

He is a positive force of nature to be reckoned with, and he is doing all of this as he battles a brain tumor over the course of the past year. This is his 2nd time to face a brain tumor.  You will not hear him complain, though.  He is nothing but positive and uplifting.  He is a very special person.

He spoke of his excitement about this event.  Figure skating is truly his passion and why he gives so much of himself to it.  It is the heart of who he is.  It is that unbreakable spirit in him that will amaze you, though.  He refuses to feel sorry for himself or utter a negative word.

What he does talk about is how precious life is and it should be enjoyed every day at the fullest.  None of us know what the future might bring. You don’t waste your life worrying about petty stuff. You appreciate life in the present. Every single day.

His advice for those facing their own health challenges? Eat right, exercise, and keep a positive attitude.  Do everything you can personally to control from your side what you can and keep pushing through.  Don’t give up and keep your faith.

Come out this Sunday to Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville to support this incredibly-inspiring man and his friends. You are in for something truly special!

Prayers & good thoughts for his healing.  If anyone can beat a brain tumor, he can.  He’s done it before and he can do it again.



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An Evening With Scott Hamilton And Friends On Nov. 19th At Bridgestone Arena

An Evening with Scott Hamilton and Friends will begin at 5 pm on November 19th at Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville. This year’s event will include co-host Peggy Fleming joining Scott in hosting the event while @SherylCrow returns to host the music stage. Crow, along with this year’s guests of @DariusRucker, Steve Cropper, @CharlesEsten, Bart Millard (MercyMe), @CassadeePope and @ChrisYoungmusic, will perform on the stage while the world’s best Olympic, World and National Champions skate on the ice rink. ⛸🎶

Bring your whole family with a special promotion of buying 3 tickets, get the 4th one free! 😎

Buy tickets by clicking HERE today before they sell out!


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COUNTRY RISING Adds Bobby Bones As Host – Tix On Sale Today

Country Music’s star-studded benefit concert COUNTRY RISING has added Bobby Bones, from iHeartMedia’s nationally syndicated “The Bobby Bones Show,” as the host for the benefit concert at Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 12. Tickets and VIP packages for the event will now go on sale TODAY at 10:00A CT on www.Ticketmaster.com
COUNTRY RISING will include performances by Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Sam Hunt, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton, George Strait, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban. Proceeds will benefit The Country Rising Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, which was established to support charitable initiatives to help victims of the September 2017 hurricanes — Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose and Maria. Additionally, the fund will now also envelop victims of the recent shooting in Las Vegas. In the course of rebuilding lives disrupted by these devastating events, there are immediate needs and there also will be long-term needs. This fund will strategically support both as they emerge.
For more information, visit: www.CountryRising.org.
About Bobby Bones
Voted for induction into the National Radio Hall Of Fame as the youngest inductee 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 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. Bones’ FUNNY & ALONE STAND UP COMEDY TOUR has sold-out over 20 dates this year. His comedy band, The Raging Idiots, have released two No. One albums with THE RAGING IDIOTS PRESENTS – THE RAGING KIDIOTS and THE CRITICS GIVE IT 5 STARS. 
About The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
The Community Foundation exists to promote and facilitate giving in the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee and beyond. It does this by accepting gifts of any size from anyone at any time and by empowering individuals, families, companies, nonprofits, and communities to respond to needs and opportunities that matter. The Community Foundation works with people who have great hearts, whether or not they have great wealth, to craft solutions that reflect their intentions and goals. For more information, call 615-321-4939 or visit www.cfmt.org.
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1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes & Friends Tribute To Randy Travis Sold Out Show Features Garth Brooks, Wynonna, Alabama, William Michael Morgan, Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker And More

NASHVILLE, TN – FEBRUARY 08: Randy Travis speaks at a press conference during 1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes & Friends Tribute to Randy Travis at Bridgestone Arena on February 8, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Outback Concerts) *** Local Caption *** Randy Travis

1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes and Friends Tribute to Randy Travis was a star-studded event enjoyed by a sold-out crowd. The concert featured performances from over 40 artists including Tanya Tucker singing Travis favorite “I Told You So,” The Bellamy Brothers singing “Diggin’ Up Bones” and a special rendition of “Forever and Ever, Amen” from Garth Brooks. Continue Reading →

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The Stars Came Out To Honor Randy Travis

NASHVILLE, TN – FEBRUARY 08: Randy Travis leads the grand finale at 1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes & Friends Tribute to Randy Travis at Bridgestone Arena on February 8, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Outback Concerts) *** Local Caption *** Randy Travis

On February 8th, the stars were out in Nashville to pay tribute to country star Randy Travis in downtown Nashville at the Bridgestone Arena.

Garth Brooks, Chris Young, Charles Esten, William Michael Morgan, Josh Turner, Chris Janson, Scotty McCreery, Tanya Tucker, Montgomery Gentry, Kenny Rogers, Alabama, Wynonna Judd, and many others were on hand to pay tribute to this Continue Reading →

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Joining the star-studded tribute to Randy Travis on February 8, 2017, will be Wynonna, Jeff Foxworthy, Alison Krauss, Ben Haggard, Neal McCoy and Phil Vassar. Tickets for the highly anticipated event are on sale now at all Ticketmaster locations and the Bridgestone Arena Box Office.

The event, titled 1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes and Friends Tribute to Randy Travis, will also feature performances from Alabama, Rodney Atkins, Kane Brown, James Dupre, Montgomery Gentry, Chris Janson, Jamey Johnson, Scotty McCreery, Joe Nichols, Michael Ray, Collin Raye, Ricky Skaggs, Kenny Rogers, Michael W. Smith, The Bellamy Brothers, The Randy Travis Band, Ricky Traywick, Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker, Josh Turner with more still to be announced.

A portion of the proceeds will go to the Randy Travis Foundation; a 501(c)3 non-profit that raises money for stroke research and rehabilitation.

“Randy and Mary Travis and I are extremely overwhelmed with the artists that are lending their talents for this special night. Once they found out that Randy needed help to fund the Randy Travis Foundation everyone started calling. Funds going into the foundation will help fund numerous stroke research and rehabilitation programs. This will only be one night, one time, and one place and will never happen again. Almost 30 artists have confirmed so far. They will perform with Randy’s band as well as join Randy in his first public performance since his life-altering stroke. We are prepared for there not to be a dry eye in the house,” said producer of the event and Travis’ manager, Tony Conway of Conway Entertainment Group/Ontourage Management.

In October, Randy Travis was officially inducted into The Country Music Hall of Fame. The multi-platinum country giant suffered a massive stroke in 2013 and has since made miraculous strides towards recovery. He recently sang “Amazing Grace” at his Country Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony as well as the tagline to his iconic “Forever and Ever, Amen” at the 2016 CMA Awards in November alongside numerous country legends and stars.

1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes and Friends Tribute to Randy Travis is produced by Mary Travis along with Tony Conway of Conway Entertainment Group/Ontourage Management, Mike Smardak of Outback Concerts of Tennessee, Inc. who is also the promoter of the event and Kirt Webster of Webster and Associates.

About Randy Travis
With lifetime sales in excess of 20 million, Randy Travis is one of the biggest country record sellers of all time and the most recent inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame class of 2016. His honors include seven Grammy Awards, 10 Academy of Country Music statuettes, 10 American Music Awards, two People’s Choice awards, seven Music City News awards, eight Dove Awards from the Gospel Music Association and five Country Music Association honors. In addition, three of his performances earned CMA Song of the Year honors, “On the Other Hand” (1986), “Forever and Ever Amen” (1987) and “Three Wooden Crosses” (2003). To date, he has 18 No. 1 singles, 29 top-10 smashes and more than 40 appearances in feature films and television shows to his credit. Ten of his albums are Gold Records. Eight are Platinum. Two have gone Double Platinum. One is Triple Platinum and another is Quintuple Platinum. In 2004, Randy was honored with his own star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is honored on the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville, TN. He has been a member of the cast of the Grand Ole Opry since 1986. Since his near fatal stroke in 2013, with the help of his wife Mary and vigorous physical therapy, Randy continues to make improvements in his speaking, walking, and yes, singing.

About Wynonna
Five-time GRAMMY winner and New York Times bestselling author, Wynonna has always revolved her career around telling stories. Whether performing alongside her mother as one half of the legendary country duo The Judds, or pushing the boundaries on her own mega-successful solo path, Wynonna’s ability to reach the heart of the human spirit through her bold and unflinching honesty, is the entertainer’s true gift.

Respected by the millions of fans who are drawn to her music and undeniable talent, Wynonna’s rich and commanding voice has sold over 30-million albums worldwide spanning her remarkable 33-year career. Once dubbed by Rolling Stone as “the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline,” this iconic performer has received over 60 industry awards, with countless charting singles, including 20 No.1 hits such as “Mama He’s Crazy,” “Why Not me,” and “Grandpa, (Tell Me ‘Bout The Good Ole Days).”

About Jeff Foxworthy
Jeff Foxworthy is one of the most respected and successful comedians in the country. He is the largest selling comedy-recording artist in history, a multiple Grammy Award nominee and best selling author of more than 26 books. Widely known for his redneck jokes, his act goes well beyond that to explore the humor in everyday family interactions and human nature, a style that has been compared to Mark Twain’s. He can be seen in his new comedy special with Larry the Cable Guy, “We’ve Been Thinking” which is currently streaming on Netflix.

About Alison Krauss
Alison Krauss effortlessly bridges the gap between bluegrass, roots music, country, rock and pop. She has released 13 albums and has sold more than 12 million records to date. With 27 wins, she is the most awarded female artist in GRAMMY history. She has received a multitude of other honors, including nine Country Music Association awards, and 14 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards. Her 2007 album Raising Sand won six GRAMMY Awards including Album of the Year, and 2011’s Paper Airplane with her longtime collaborators Union Station won the GRAMMY Award for Best Bluegrass Album and topped Billboard’s Folk, Country and Bluegrass charts.

Alison will release her new album Windy City on Feb. 17th. The album is a beautifully curated collection of classic songs that was produced by legendary Buddy Cannon. The lead track, “Losing You” is available now.

About Neal McCoy
Neal McCoy has released fifteen studio albums on various labels, and has released 34 singles to country radio.In 1993, Neal McCoy broke through with the back-to-back number 1 singles No Doubt About It and Wink from his platinum-certified album No Doubt About It.His commercial success continued into the late 1990s with two more platinum albums and a gold album, as well as six more Top Ten hits.A seventh Top Ten hit, the number 10 Billy’s Got His Beer Goggles On, came in 2005 from his self-released That’s Life.

Music of Your Life, a big band jazz and country amalgam with Les Brown, Jr. recorded for a public television special, appeared in 2011, with a new studio album, XII, finally arriving in 2012. In 2013 he released Pride: A Tribute to Charley Pride, Neal’s long time friend and mentor. 2015 brought the Big Band Standards CD You Don’t Know Me.Neal has been on 15 USO Tours around the world and continues to say it’s one of the achievements he’s most proud of. He is also the recipient of multiple Humanitarian awards from The Academy of Country Music, The Country Radio Broadcasters and The Masonic Grand Lodge.In 2016 Neal has again made a move to continue his patriotic values by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance “Live” on his Facebook page every morning. He’s reached millions of viewers all over the country and around the world.Neal still maintains a very busy touring schedule all through the year. Make sure to catch a show when he’s near because as Neal says “No two shows are the same!”

About Phil Vassar
Country music hit maker Phil Vassar is a piano-pounding powerhouse on stage who taps into his audiences via social media for song requests throughout his more than 135 shows a year. Phil’s reign of signature songs include 10 No. 1 singles and 26 Top 40 hits ,including “Carlene,” “Just Another Day in Paradise,””Six-Pack Summer,” “That’s When I Love You” and many more.

Follow Phil at philvassar.com and #noPHILter to learn about his upcoming US Album, European album, European tours, and his webisode series, “Songs from the Cellar.”

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Scott Hamilton & Friends Bringing Something Special To Nashville On Nov. 20th

Scott Hamilton and FriendsOn Nov. 20th, Olympic gold medalist figure skater, Scott Hamilton along with many famous friends, will be bringing something very special to the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville called Scott Hamilton & Friends.  Hamilton says that fans are “gonna be blown out of their seats”.  “I’ve got some of the most famous skaters in history coming, that everybody knows.  There are a lot of fundraisers in Nashville, but this show is beyond spectacular.” Continue Reading →

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The stars of music and figure skating continue to join Scott Hamilton and his friends for an incredible night of song and skate on November 20 at Bridgestone Arena.
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Tim McGraw And Faith Hill Announce 2 Nashville Shows


During an October 4th surprise performance at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium that sent social media into a frenzy, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill announced “Soul2Soul The World Tour 2017” kicking off in New Orleans on April 7, 2017. The 65-city tour celebrates the 10th anniversary of the record-breaking “Soul2Soul II” tour, the highest-grossing multi-year country music tour of all time, and the first time Faith Hill has toured since 2007.   And yesterday, the tour announced two Nashville shows added to the itinerary.  See additions in tour routing below.

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Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation will present its first Nashville Ice Show and After Show Celebration on Sunday, November 20 at Bridgestone Arena. “An Evening with Scott Hamilton & Friends” will include a live musical concert by 9-time Grammy Award winner Sheryl Crow, who will be joined onstage by other incredible artists (to be announced at a later date). The event will simultaneously feature live music and ice skating from the biggest names in figure skating including show host Scott Hamilton and co-host Kristi Yamaguchi and figure skating performances by Olympic champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White, Ekaterina Gordeeva, Brian Boitano, Jeffrey Buttle and more (to be announced at a later date). Continue Reading →

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