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Line-Up Announced For 3rd Annual Tracy Lawrence & Friends Mission: Possible Turkey Fry Concert

After raising more than $135,000.00 with the music event last year, Tracy Lawrence is back with his 3rd Annual Tracy Lawrence & Friends Mission:Possible Turkey Fry Concert on November 21st, with doors opening at 6pm, following his 12th Annual Turkey Fry, all benefiting Nashville Rescue Mission.

This year’s line-up boasts country stars and stars of tomorrow, including; Luke Combs, Clay Cormier, Ben Gallaher, Halfway to Hazard, William Michael Morgan and Jamie O’Neal, all taking the stage prior to the evening’s host and headliner, Tracy Lawrence. 

Tickets can be purchased at HERE.  General Admission $25.00, Reserved seating $50.00 and special VIP tickets including a meet & greet with Tracy $100.00.

The country music star and nationally syndicated radio personality is gearing up for the release of his new album GOOD OLE DAYS on November 10th and features collaborations with Jason Aldean, Brad Arnold, Big & Rich, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Easton Corbin, Craig Morgan, Dustin Lynch, Tim McGraw, Justin Moore, Kellie Pickler and Chris Young.

For more information and tickets for the Mission: Possible Turkey Fry, please visit: www.turkeyfry.org. For tour information, visit: www.tracylawrence.com.

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Aaron Watson Hosts “A Night Of Texas” Benefit Concert Tonight At Ryman

Amidst a string of sold out shows nationwide, Aaron Watson is preparing for his October 4 headlining date at Music City’s iconic Ryman Auditorium. Opening for this date will be fellow acts all from the great state of Texas including Jon Wolfe, Mickey Guyton, Jim Collins and Leslie Satcher, to present “A Night of Texas Music” benefitting American Red Cross Hurricane Harvey response efforts. Tickets start at only $25 and can be purchased HERE.  Proceeds from the show will be donated to the Red Cross.

It’s been nearly five weeks since Hurricane Harvey devastated parts of Texas and Louisiana, and the Red Cross continues to provide shelter, food, relief supplies and more to people in need. Red Cross response vehicles and volunteers are fanning out across neighborhoods to distribute nutritious meals and relief supplies, such as diapers, bug spray, cleaning supplies, coolers, and comfort kits that contain deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste and other hygiene items. Red Cross disaster workers are also providing health services such as replacing lost medications and eyeglasses, emotional support and spiritual care to people affected by this devastating storm.

Aaron Watson Photo credit: Joseph Llanes

The date adds to a hugely successful 2016-2017, with headlining ticket counts nearing the half million mark and 100+ sellout shows covering 40 states and 8 countries.

“It is such an honor to headline the iconic Ryman stage, and having the opportunity to turn this into a benefit for all of the folks in Southeast Texas who really need our help is going to make it an extra special night,” says Watson. “Really grateful for the chance to give back.”

Watson’s lead single “Outta Style” from the critically acclaimed album Vaquero, which debuted earlier this year at No. 2 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and No. 1 on Billboard’s all genre Indie Albums chart, is currently sitting in the 20’s on both charts. Aaron continues to undeniably impact the country music scene, building an incredible 18-year career, marking his highest charting single to date and arguably the greatest underdog story in country music since Zac Brown Band’s “Chicken Fried” nearly a decade ago.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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COUNTRY RISING: Nashville Gives For Hurricane Relief Concert – 11/12

Nashville’s Biggest Superstars Including Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Sam Hunt, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton, George Strait and Carrie Underwood Unite for Benefit Concert
Tickets Go On Sale Next Friday, Oct. 6 at 10:00A CT
Country Music’s biggest stars have rallied to announce plans for COUNTRY RISING, a benefit concert to support those in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and additional Caribbean islands who have been impacted by the recent hurricanes. The star-studded lineup at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 12 will include performances by Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Sam Hunt, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton, George Strait and Carrie Underwood. Tickets and VIP packages for the event go on sale next Friday, Oct. 6 at 10:00A CT on Ticketmaster.com. Additional artists and more details will be announced over the coming weeks at CountryRising.org

The Nashville music community has also stepped on board, with AEG and Live Nation teaming up as the official show promoters working alongside organizer Red Light Management, Bridgestone Arena and the Nashville Predators. COUNTRY RISING 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. In the course of rebuilding lives disrupted by these devastating storms, 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 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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Kip Moore & Tony Hawk Raise Funds For Hurricane Relief At “Music City Skate Jam”

Photo credit: Alex Ferrari

Multi-PLATINUM singer/songwriter Kip Moore and international skateboarding champion Tony Hawk took over downtown Nashville yesterday, hosting “MUSIC CITY SKATE JAM PRESENTED BY HARLEY-DAVIDSON” in an effort to raise funds for hurricane-affected communities, in light of recent and ongoing events. By donating through Moore’s “Kip’s Kids Fund” and Hawk’s “Tony Hawk Foundation,” attending fans supported skatepark communities and those affected by the recent disasters, while enjoying a stacked lineup of events. Kicking off with performances by Jordan Davis and Dee Jay Silver, icon Tony Hawk conducted a thrilling skate demo, followed by a rollicking performance by Moore who closed out the day’s festivities. Fans can continue to donate now through Friday Sept. 15th at 5PM CST by texting HAWK to 52182 or visit http://hawk.gesture.com to bid on special event auction items.

Photo credit: Nicholas Byrne

About Kip Moore And “Kip’s Kids Fund:”
Multi-PLATINUM singer/songwriter Kip Moore’s already-revered “thoroughly vital, 13-song collection” (NPR) SLOWHEART is available everywhere now. Moore has hit his stride with SLOWHEART, with critics including Noisey declaring the release as “the sound of an uncompromising, genre-defying artist firing on all cylinders,” while his current Top 10 single “More Girls Like You,” is the fastest rising single of his career. SLOWHEART follows the acclaim that surrounded his sophomore album WILD ONES heralded as “an impressively singular release from Music Row” by The Guardian. Moore first turned heads with his debut album UP ALL NIGHT which was recently certified Double-PLATINUM by the RIAA and spawned three No. One hit singles including GOLD certified “Beer Money,” PLATINUM certified “Hey Pretty Girl,” and the DOUBLE PLATINUM breakout hit “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck. Moore, who has trail-blazed his own path with his reputation-making live show recently announced his headlining PLEAD THE FIFTH TOUR kicking off on 10/19 as well as headlining dates in U.K this fall. Moore’s “Comeback Kid Skatepark Project” raising funds for “Kip’s Kids Fund” was born as a passion project, with the goal of finding an outlet to showcase Moore’s love for the alternative sports lifestyle, and his desire to help inner city children. Phase one cities of the project included building and developing skateparks in Nashville, TN; Boston, MA; San Marcos, TX; Cincinnati, OH and Annapolis, MD. The “Comeback Kid Skatepark Project” is the first initiative of “Kip’s Kids Fund,” a donor-advised fund through The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT) focused on youth and teens. As a result, the “Kip’s Kid Fund” provides alternative outlets for youth to engage in healthy habits and physical activities like skateboarding, in addition to the traditional sports offerings where they live. For more information visit: kipmoore.net.

About Tony Hawk Foundation:
A charitable, non-profit organization, the Tony Hawk Foundation was established in 2002 by its namesake, professional skateboarder Tony Hawk. THF promotes and provides technical assistance and funds for high-quality public skateparks in low-income areas throughout the United States that promote healthy, active lifestyles, and to International programs that enrich the lives of youth through skateboarding. Domestically, the foundation’s Skatepark Grant program has awarded over $5.7 million to 588 communities in all 50 states. The foundation focuses on working with local officials and grassroots, community-based organizations that plan to hire designers and contractors with strong experience designing and building skateparks. The foundation’s International Program has provided financial and technical support to assist youth through the Skateistan educational programs in Afghanistan, Cambodia, and South Africa (www.skateistan.org). The Tony Hawk Foundation was established by a gift from Tony Hawk. Its directors raise additional funds through events, industry donations, and continuing contributions from Tony and other entities. For more information or to make a donation, visit the foundation’s website at www.tonyhawkfoundation.org. You can also visit THF on facebook and Instagram @tonyhawkfoundation, and on Twitter @THF.

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Lady Antebellum Brings The House Down In Nashville

Photo courtesy of the GreenRoom PR.

In what was the last stop of the North American leg of the YOU LOOK GOOD world tour, Lady Antebellum brought the house down along with tourmates, Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young.

Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena held a capacity crowd that was dancing and singing along with all 3 acts all night long.  As Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott put it: “It’s been two years since we took this stage” with Charles Kelley chiming in that they were prepared to “leave it all out on the stage”.  They did just that.  After taking a break to work on some special projects they wanted to do, Lady Antebellum is back and better than ever.

Photo courtesy of the GreenRoom PR.

Brett Young opened the night with a great performance to an appreciative crowd.  Midway through, he was presented with a multi-platinum achievement plaque by record label president, Scott Borchetta, along with other members of his team for his debut album and singles.  This is only the start of what is sure to be a successful career from the handsome, tall tunesmith.

Next, Kelsea Ballerini took the stage in an energetic performance entertaining the crowd with hits from her debut album and sprinkling in a few new tunes from her upcoming release.  Vibrant as ever, we look forward to hearing more from the always adorable artist who took the country world by storm right out of the gates and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon, thankfully.

Finally, Lady Antebellum closed out the show with singing hits from their first album all the way through their current release.  They were enthusiastic and better than ever sharing how happy they were to be doing what they love for so many years in a heartfelt moment as they slowed it down a bit singing a few songs acoustically giving the band a break.  One of my favorites from that segment was their rendition of Shania Twain’s classic hit,“Still The One”.

“Without getting too nostalgic, this is a dream come true for us to close out this tour in Nashville,” said Charles Kelley. “For over ten years we have walked this journey with everyone here tonight and we couldn’t feel more blessed. Thank you to everyone who helped us make this tour the most unforgettable journey yet.”

My favorite moment of the night is when they brought out the full horn section from Nashville School of Arts to join their 2 incredible horn players that usually tour with Justin Timberlake, but joined them while he is on a break from touring.  They finished off their single from the current album, “You Look Good”, in stellar fashion creating my favorite memory from the evening.  Also loved the opening with just the two added horn players energizing and hyping the crowd on stage alone for a couple of minutes serving as the intro of the always incredible Lady Antebellum to enter the arena’s huge stage.  They poured their hearts out all night long and had a spectacular conclusion with an encore of “Bartender” transitioning into their mega crossover hit, “Need You Now”, and leaving the stage to a standing ovation from a very appreciative crowd.

They succeeded in accomplishing what they sought out to do, leaving it all out on the stage in a stellar performance lasting nearly two hours on a beautiful, cool, crisp fall-like evening in downtown Nashville.

Thanks, Lady Antebellum, for adding so much to the country genre with your harmonious sounds and constantly bringing your fans something fresh and new with each release for over 10 years. From their humble start playing at 3rd & Lindsley to packing arenas around the world, we hope to continue hearing from them for many more years to come. They are a must-see concert whenever they come to town.

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Old Crow Medicine Show Sets DVD/BLU-ray Release For 50 YEARS OF BLONDE ON BLONDE THE CONCERT

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Country Music Roots and GRAMMY Award-winning ensemble, Old Crow Medicine Show, set to release 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde THE CONCERT on September 15th; the DVD and BLU-ray performance of the band’s sixth album, 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde which released April 28th via Columbia Records Nashville.

 

In May 2016, to mark the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan’s Blonde On Blonde, Old Crow Medicine Show performed Dylan’s iconic album in its entirety at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.  The event coincided with an exhibit that explored Dylan’s time in Nashville – “Dylan, Cash and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City.”

 

The live concert, Lee Tucker directed film, includes 14 songs including “Just Like A Woman,” “I Want You” and “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35,” in the way the Old Crow Medicine Show knows how to do it, with high-octane, passion and excitement.

 

The 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde THE CONCERT film world premiere will be held at the legendary Belcourt Theater in Nashville, Tenn. during the 18th Annual Americana Music Festival and Conference on Tuesday, September 12th at 7:15pm. Immediately following the premiere will be a Q and A with band members of Old Crow Medicine Show.

Tickets for the world premiere go on sale now and can be purchased on the Belcourt Theater’s website.

 

To pre-order 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde THE CONCERT click HERE

To purchase 50 Years of Blonde On Blonde album click HERE

To stream 50 Years of Blonde On Blonde album click HERE

To see all Old Crow Medicine Show tour dates click HERE

 

 

About Old Crow Medicine Show

Old Crow Medicine Show is comprised of members Ketch Secor, Morgan Jahnig, Chance McCoy, Cory Younts, Kevin Hayes and Critter Fuqua. The Country Music Roots band and Grand Ole Opry members have six albums to their credit, O.C.M.S. (2004), Big Iron World (2006), Tennessee Pusher (2008), Carry Me Back (2012), Remedy (2014), 50 Years Of Blonde On Blonde (2017) and appeared on countless albums by other artists. They’ve established a global tour following, received the Americana Music Association Trailblazer Award and shared the stage with artists such as Willie Nelson, Brandi Carlile, Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, John Prine and The Avett Brothers. The PLATINUM selling band are two-time GRAMMY-winners including Best Folk Album in 2014.

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Jon Pardi Plays To A Sold Out Crowd At George Dickel’s Porch Sessions

On Saturday, August 12th, country singer Jon Pardi played to a sold out crowd at George Dickel’s 3rd installment of their summer concert series called Porch Sessions.

It was a balmy summer night with the audience dancing and singing along in pure delight to the country singer’s more traditional sound.  The George Dickel whisky was flowing and it was a truly festive atmosphere at Cascade Hollow, a picturesque setting and the distillery’s home.

For me, it was a perfect way to enjoy the last remnants of summer as I enjoyed some great music from a rocking chair sitting on the porch at George Dickel Distillary out in the beautiful countryside sipping on my George Dickel Dickelade cocktail while taking it all in away from the crowd.  I’m pretty sure this is just what they intended when creating the series.  Maybe I took it TOO literal? Well, sometimes you just need to slow way down and take in all of the simple things life has to offer.  This is one of them.

The final Porch Sessions is taking place the end of September, and I’m sad to see it come to an end.  I have certainly enjoyed my visits out to George Dickel’s Cascade Hollow in Tullahoma.  Just a short day trip down the road from Nashville.  Tours of the distillery are available daily and encourage everyone to take a day off, sip on some Dickle from a rocking chair on their porch taking in the beautiful surroundings of the serene countryside setting that is Cascade Hollow.

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Music Icon Kenny Rogers Announces Star-Studded Concert In Nashville Celebrating 60-Year Career

All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert Celebration,” an all-star concert event taping at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 7PM CT. This once-in-a-lifetime concert event will honor Kenny Rogers’ historic 60-year career and will feature the final performance together by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, one of popular music’s most beloved duets of all time.

“As I’m bringing this chapter of my career to a close, this will be an unforgettable way to celebrate with my talented friends, who I’m so grateful to have crossed paths with,” says Kenny Rogers. “It means so much that they would feel compelled to do this for me. Of course, the night would not be the same without Dolly Parton being part of it. We’ve enjoyed a special friendship for decades, and I’ll forever look back fondly on the many collaborations, performances, and laughs we’ve shared as some of the most extraordinary moments of my career. I know it will be a moving experience for us standing on that stage together for one last time.”

This one-night-only concert event taping will bring together fans, friends and music icons to celebrate Kenny Rogers. “All In For The Gambler” will feature performances by Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Little Big Town, Alison Krauss, The Flaming Lips, Idina Menzel, Jamey Johnson, Elle King and many other special guests to be announced in the coming weeks.

“Kenny is like a family member to me. We have been friends for over 30 years and made musical magic together. Since 1983, when we released ‘Islands In The Stream,’ everyone has had an expectation to see Kenny everywhere I go and me with him wherever he goes,” says Dolly Parton. “Well, I guess for many of those fans that wanted to see us together, this will be that night. Performing with Kenny for the last time ever on October 25th is going to be emotional for both of us, but it’s also going to be very special. Even though Kenny may be retiring, as he fades from the stage, our love for each other will never fade away.”

Tickets go on sale July 21, 2017 at 10AM CT online at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000, all Ticketmaster locations and the Bridgestone Arena box office. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation and the Kenny Rogers Children’s Center.

In a career that has spanned more than six decades, Kenny Rogers has left an indelible mark on the history of American music. His songs have endeared music lovers and touched the lives of millions around the world. Chart-topping hits like “The Gambler,” “Lady,” “Islands In The Stream,” “Lucille,” “She Believes In Me,” and “Through the Years” are just a handful of Kenny Rogers’ songs that continue to inspire new generations of artists and fans alike. Rogers, with twenty-four number-one hits, is a Country Music Hall of Fame member, six-time CMA Awards winner, three-time GRAMMY® Award winner, recipient of the CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013, CMT Artist of a Lifetime Award honoree in 2015 and has been voted the “Favorite Singer of All Time” in a joint poll by readers of both USA Today and People.

Blackbird Presents’ Keith Wortman, creator and executive producer of Nashville’s recent highly acclaimed “Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard,” is the creator and executive producer of “All In For The Gambler. GRAMMY® Award Winner Don Was will serve as music director, and preside over a stellar house band backing the performers at this historic concert event taping. Kenny Rogers’ manager, Ken Levitan, also serves as executive producer. The event will be filmed and recorded for multi-platform distribution throughout traditional media (worldwide broadcast, music, and digital).

“Like millions of fans around the world, Kenny Rogers has been the soundtrack of my life. As he finishes out this beautiful victory lap of touring life, I am honored and privileged to create and produce a show celebrating this special artist on this monumental occasion.” says Keith Wortman, CEO of Blackbird Presents.

FOR COMPLETE SHOW DETAILS, VISIT THE OFFICIAL CONCERT WEBSITE:

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About Blackbird Presents:
Blackbird Presents is a global media company that produces premium content via a range of strategies including large-scale concert events and festivals, broadcast series and specials, and music releases featuring major music stars across all genres and demographics.

Blackbird’s recent concerts, broadcast specials and releases include “Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard,” “The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson,” “Imagine: John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert,” “Outlaw: Celebrating The Music of Waylon Jennings,” “I’ll Take You There: Celebrating 75 Years of Mavis Staples,” “The Life and Songs of Emmylou Harris,” “Lynyrd Skynyrd: One More For The Fans,” “The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: Celebrating Mac and His Music,” and “All My Friends: Celebrating The Songs and Voice of Gregg Allman,” the latter of which earned a 2014 GRAMMY® Award nomination for Gregg Allman and Taj Mahal’s awe-inspiring performance of “Statesboro Blues.”

Blackbird Presents is also creator and producer behind the Outlaw Music Festival Tour, in partnership with Willie Nelson; the American Roots Music & Arts Festival, in partnership with Eric Church; and The Last Waltz 40 Tour.

Visit us at www.blackbirdpresents.com

About Kenny Rogers
Kenny Rogers began recording in the late 1950s, notching a local hit in the Houston, TX market with “That Crazy Feeling” that resulted in a national TV appearance on “American Bandstand.” After stints with the jazz group the Bobby Doyle Three and folk favorite The New Christy Minstrels, Rogers formed The First Edition in 1967. As the lead singer of the group, Rogers sang on the band’s biggest hits, such as “Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)” and “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town.” The group, who hosted their own syndicated television series, “Rollin’”, stayed together through 1975.

In 1976, Rogers signed a deal in Nashville with United Artists. With the help of producer Larry Butler, Rogers released “Lucille” in early 1977, his first No. 1 hit. The singer would tally many classics through the decade, including “Love Or Something Like It,” “Sweet Music Man,” “The Gambler,” and “Every Time Two Fools Collide,” which he recorded with the late Dottie West. Rogers was named Male Vocalist of the Year by both the CMA and the ACM, being also recognized as Entertainer of the Year by the latter in 1979.

In 1980, Rogers made musical history with his cross-over success of “Lady.” The Lionel Richie composition netted the singer a hit in the Country, Pop, AC, and R&B fields. The album from which the song was pulled, Kenny Rogers’ Greatest Hits, was certified Diamond for sales of over ten million units. In the 1980s, he stayed on top of the charts with hits like “I Don’t Need You,” “We’ve Got Tonight,” and “Morning Desire,” and sang on the GRAMMY® winning USA For Africa charity single, “We Are The World,” joined by an unprecedented number of music legends. He also established a successful career as an actor – with roles in The Gambler movie series – and as a photographer, with several published books of photos to his credit, including “This Is My Country.”

Rogers has sold over 120 million albums worldwide during his career, making him one of the best-selling male artists of all-time according to the RIAA, with twenty Platinum albums and eleven Gold. He has won awards from every organization imaginable, including multiple GRAMMY® Awards, as well as CMA, ACM, CMT, TNN, Music City News, and American Music Awards. In 2012, Rogers released his successful memoir, “Luck or Something Like It” and became a New York Times Best-Selling Author. In the fall of 2013, Rogers was bestowed with his biggest honor, being inducted as a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. He continues to endear himself to audiences through his timeless music, and appearances on television – including a well-received Geico commercial in 2015.

In the fall of 2015, Kenny Rogers made headlines with the announcement that he would soon embark on a farewell tour – after one of the most successful and iconic careers in the history of show business. The spring of 2016 saw the singer begin that process with his “The Gambler’s Last Deal” Final World Tour, saying goodbye to his loyal legion of fans one city and one night at a time in what has been a critically-acclaimed night of music and memories.

www.kennyrogers.com

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Nashville Concert To Benefit The Alzheimer’s Foundation Of America At City Winery

WHO?

•The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) presents the “AFA Evening Together For Care For the Love of Jewel Austin” with performances by Reba McEntire, Lee Ann Womack, Brandy Clark and more surprise guests.

•Produced by Warner Music Nashville’s VP Creative Director, Shane Tarleton, the event celebrates the life of Jewel Austin, Tarleton’s grandmother, who passed away from Alzheimer’s disease.

•Suzanne Alexander, TV host of Great American Country Nights and On the Streets will emcee the event.

 

 

WHAT?

Proceeds from “AFA Evening Together for Care For the Love of Jewel Austin” will benefit The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), a national non-profit organization with more than 2,600 member organizations nationwide, dedicated to assuring quality of care and excellence in service to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, and their families and caregivers.

 

“AFA is grateful for the support received from Shane Tarleton and the Nashville community,”  said Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., President and CEO of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, “Special thanks to Reba McEntire, Lee Ann Womack, Brandy Clark and other Country Music artists for their participation.”

 

 

WHY?

Alzheimer’s disease affects more than 5 million Americans living with the illness, and their families and caregivers.  It is the sixth most common cause of death in the United States, and the only one in the top 10 without a cure.

 

 

WHEN / WHERE:

Wednesday, July 12

7:00 – 10:00 p.m

 

City Winery

609 Lafayette Street

Nashville, TN 37203

 

Tickets for the star-studded event can be purchased on line at:  www.alzfdn.org (go to Event Calendar and click on Nashville) or call the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America at 866-232-8484 for further information.

 

CONTACT INFO:

Sandy Silverstein

866-232-8484, ext. 104 / ssilverstein@alzfdn.org

 

About Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA):

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, based in New York, is a non-profit organization that unites more than 2,600 member organizations nationwide in the goal of providing optimal care and services to individuals living with dementia, and to their caregivers and families. Its services include a national, toll-free helpline (866-232-8484) staffed by licensed social workers, educational conferences and materials, a free quarterly magazine for caregivers, the National Memory Screening Program, and “AFA Partners in Care” dementia care training for healthcare professionals. For more information about AFA, call 866-232-8484, visit www.alzfdn.org, follow us on Twitter, or connect with us on Facebook or LinkedIn.

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AT&T And AUDIENCE® Network Present: “William Michael Morgan” – Concert Special Airs June 30 On DIRECTV And U-verse

Tune in to the AT&T* AUDIENCE Network concert special William Michael Morganairing Friday, June 30, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT via DIRECTV Ch 239, AT&T U-verse Ch 1114 and on-demand through DIRECTV NOW. Watch and share the trailer for William Michael Morgan” (HERE).

“I had a great time doing this special,” says Morgan.  “I am really proud of how it turned out and can’t wait for folks to see it and hear some of my favorite songs to do live!”

For a “First Look” of the AT&T AUDIENCE Network concert special William Michael Morgan,” watch an exclusive full-song performance of his single “Missing” up now on Rolling Stone Country (HERE).

William Michael Morgan and series host Ted Stryker on AT&T AUDIENCE Network.
AUDIENCE Network‘s new music slate continues to deliver groundbreaking concerts, unique stories and exclusive performances across all genres, plus select programming in ultra high-definition/4K1, to audiences nationwide since multiple series began airing this past January. Recent concert specials include: Garth Brooks, CeeLo Green, Hank Williams Jr., Cheap Trick, Peter Frampton, Flo Rida, Martina McBride, Lukas Graham, Kelsea Ballerini, Fall Out Boy, Panic! at the Disco2 Chainz, Keith Urban, The Lumineers, Cole Swindell, Cypress Hill, Dan Shay, Josh Kelley, Andra Day, JR JR, YOUNG THE GIANT, Melissa Etheridge, Mac Miller, Good Charlotte, Butch Walker, Brett Eldredge, Tinashe, JoJo, Bebe Rexha, Brandy Clark, Chris Janson, Sheryl Crow, Daya, Irontom, Machine Gun Kelly, Trey Songz, Lauren Alaina, Rae Sremmurd, RaeLynn and others. New shows premiere via national broadcast Friday at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on DIRECTV Ch 239/AT&T U-verse Ch 1114, as well as streaming on-demand at DIRECTV NOW, directv.com, uverse.com and on smartphones and tablets, via the DIRECTV and U-verse apps.2AUDIENCE Network‘s multiple series of original and exclusive performances give music fans an intimate view of music’s most influential artists today. The network collaborates directly with musicians to create a unique show from their perspective.

William Michael Morgan’s debut effort, VINYL, landed him on many best albums lists, including Rolling Stone, iTunes, Saving Country Music, and top song of the year nods for “I Met A Girl” from Billboard and NPR.  The New York Times declares “…in the emergent field of gentleman country–an antidote to the bros of the last few years– William Michael Morgan stands tall.”  The praise continues, referring to VINYL as a “sturdy, reflective debut album….a throwback to the temperate wisdom of midcareer George Strait.” His breakout mega-hit “I Met A Girl,” which topped Country Radio charts and SiriusXM’s “The Highway” Top 45 Countdown chart, has garnered over half a billion audience impressions, including over 20 million on-demand streams. His critically acclaimed album VINYL debuted in the Top 5 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart.

Morgan’s follow up single “Missing” written by Rhett Akins, Marv Green is currently climbing the country charts. The video for the track, which Saving Country Music describes as one that “taps right into that genuine country music goodness … gives you a sense that everything’s right in the country world,” recently premiered via Rolling Stone Country.

The Vicksburg, MS native is currently on the road with dates throughout the summer. Fans can catch him as part of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s “American Currents” exhibit.

For more information, please visit www.williammichaelmorgan.com and follow William Michael Morgan on: Facebook / Twitter / Instagram.

Catch William Michael Morgan on tour in the following cities:

DATE LOCATION VENUE
THU 7/6 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
FRI 7/7 Hillsboro, OH Festival Of Bells
SAT 7/8 Bainbridge, NY General Clinton Park
TUE 7/11 Kentland, IN Pun’kin Vine Fair
FRI 7/14 Princeton, IN Gibson County Fair
SAT 7/15 Eldora, IA Hardin County Fair
SUN 7/16 Rhinelander, WI Hodag Country Festival
FRI 7/21 West Liberty, IA Muscatine County Fair
SAT 7/22 Twin Lakes, WI Country Thunder
TUE 7/25 Philadelphia, MS Neshoba County Fairgrounds
THU 7/27 Mountain Home, ID Mountain Home Festival Grounds
FRI 7/28 Central Point, OR Mountain Home Country Music Festival Grounds
SAT 7/29 Mountain Home, ID Mountain Home Country Fest
SUN 7/30 Quincy, WA Gorge Amphitheatre
WED 8/2 Gallipolis, OH Gallia County Fair
THU 8/3 Westminister, MD Carroll County Fair
SUN 8/6 Portsmouth, NH Redhook Ale Brewery
FRI 8/11 Hotchkiss, CO Delta County Fair
SAT 8/12 Hemingford, NE Box Butte Fairgrounds
WED 8/16 Richmond, RI Washington County Fair
SAT 8/26 New Braunfels, TX WhiteWater Amphitheater
SUN 8/27 Lawton, OK Mc Mahon
THU 8/31 Woodstock, VA Shenandoah County Fairgrounds
SAT 9/2 Panama City, FL Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam
FRI 9/15 Lees Summit, MO Legacy Park Amphitheater
FRI 9/22 Denver, CO Grizzly Rose
FRI 10/27 Fort Myers, FL The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon
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