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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.

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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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Second Show Announced For George Dickel’s Porch Sessions With Frankie Ballard On June 24th

Announcing the second show of George Dickel’s Porch Sessions series with country music artist, Frankie Ballard, on Saturday, June 24th starting at 5:30 p.m.

You can purchase general admission tickets for $20 at dickelporchsessions.com.  Attendees must be 21 or older.

Bring your chair or a blanket, and come enjoy this great summertime event!

 

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BMI Hosts First Summer Rooftop Concert

BMI’s Mason Hunter, BMI songwriters and members of LOCASH Chris Lucas and Preston Brust, George Dickel’s Brian Downing and BMI’s Jody Williams pose together at the BMI Rooftop Series show.

BMI, in partnership with George Dicket Tennessee Whisky, hosted the first of BMI’s Summer Rooftop Concert Series May 23 featuring performances by BMI songwriters Maggie Rose and LOCASH. LOCASH was also awarded a Million-Air award, marking one million radio spins of “You’re Gonna Fly,” a song they wrote recorded by Keith Urban. With more shows and artists to be announced, the series of the summer will be on BMI’s rooftop!

Special thanks to sponsors Texas Roadhouse, Samuel Adams Beer and Yeti Coolers!
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Sweet Tunes, Summertime Memories Made & Tennessee Whisky At George Dickel And BMI’s 1st Porch Sessions With Maddie & Tae

It couldn’t have been a better start for George Dickel & BMI’s Porch Sessions concert series with clear skies and 70 degree weather in the picturesque setting of George Dickel’s Distillery in Cascade Hollow near Tullahoma, TN.

The appreciative crowd enthusiastically clapped and danced along to the music by the harmonious duo, Maddie & Tae.

If you missed the concert this time, don’t worry, there are more to come.  Stay tuned for announcements of future shows at Cascade Hollow for a refreshing, fun-filled afternoon with George Dickel & BMI for other epic Porch Sessions’ concerts all summer long.

About George Dickel

Born 40 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, George A. Dickel was an established Nashville merchant when he entered the whisky business. Dickel grew his reputation for selling the smoothest, most mellow spirits in the region. Thus, Geo. A. Dickel & Co. was born and when the Cascade Hollow Distillery opened in 1878 in neighboring Coffee County, George Dickel bought a large share. George Dickel followed in the Scottish tradition of spelling whisky without an “e.”

George Dickel preferred whisky made in the winter months more than summer months because he felt it made the whisky taste smoother, so the company began advertising their Geo. A. Dickel’s Cascade Tennessee Whisky as “Mellow as Moonlight.” This is why our whisky is chilled before undergoing the charcoal-mellow filtration known as the Lincoln County Process. This extra step smooths out the flavor and we’re still the only Tennessee distillery to do it.

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“Music City Gives Back” Concert Hosted By Rodney Atkins Returns To Downtown Nashville On June 6

Photo credit: Joseph Llanes

SEVENTH ANNUAL “MUSIC CITY GIVES BACK” CONCERT HOSTED BY RODNEY ATKINS RETURNS TO DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE ON TUESDAY, JUNE 6

Atkins set to perform during star-studded night of music benefiting W.O. Smith Music School; full lineup to be announced soon

Six-time chart-topping country artist Rodney Atkins will host his seventh annual “Music City Gives Back” concert on Tuesday, June 6, unofficially kicking off a week of country music festivities in Nashville ahead of the CMT Music Awards and CMA Music Festival. The popular star-studded event, which benefits W.O. Smith Music School, will take place near 5th Avenue and Demonbreun Street in downtown Nashville and will include performances by Atkins and more artists to be announced in the coming days.

“Nashville is a special place in the way that people in this community truly support one another and this is another great example of Nashville and the music industry coming together to support the kids and future of our community,” said Atkins. “As an artist, I’m blessed to be able to call Nashville home and grateful for the opportunity to give back through music with this event every year.”

The concert is free and open to the public and performances will begin at 4:55 p.m. Select artists will also be available to sign autographs in the free, no-ticket-required sponsor activation area from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., where guests can have a drink, get some food and meet their favorite artists.

Carl Black Chevrolet, Wrangler and Ally are returning for the seventh year as presenting sponsors for Music City Gives Back. Carl Black Chevrolet will stream the performances and behind the scenes interviews live on both CarlBlackRadio.com and TuneIn Radio’s Country Roads, and Wrangler will stream live on WranglerNetwork.com.

Returning media partners NASH FM 103.3 and 95.5 NASH ICON will also be on site to emcee the event and introduce the star-studded lineup. For continuing updates and artist announcements, follow Music City Gives Back at www.Facebook.com/MusicCityGivesBack, on Twitter @MusicCityGB and on Instagram @MusicCityGivesBack.

About Rodney Atkins                                                                                                        
Rodney Atkins is an award-winning country music singer/songwriter whose six chart- topping hits include “Take A Back Road,” “It’s America,” “Cleaning This Gun (Come On In Boy),” “These Are My People,” “Watching You” and “If You’re Going Through Hell (Before the Devil Even Knows).” Having recently surpassed 10 million units sold during his notable career, Atkins also landed six songs on Country Aircheck’s “Top 100 Songs of Our Decade,” including the No. 1 most-played song with his Platinum-certified hit, “Watching You.” He is currently recording for his forthcoming fifth studio album via Curb Records, with new music expected in 2017. For more information and the latest updates, visit www.RodneyAtkins.com or follow www.Facebook.com/RodneyAtkins and Twitter @RodneyAtkins.

About Carl Black Chevrolet and Carl Black Radio
Carl Black Chevrolet is a top GM dealer with locations in Atlanta, Nashville, Orlando and CarlBlackChevy.com.  Carl Black Radio is heard worldwide on TuneIn Radio, and inside the showrooms at all five of Carl Black’s southeastern dealership locations. The channel features an aggressive playlist of today’s top country hits, brand new releases and live musical surprises. The channel also highlights behind the scenes artist audio from the Carl Black family of artists, which includes Luke Bryan, Dustin Lynch, Brett Eldredge and the MCGB performing artists.

About Wrangler®
Wrangler® apparel is available nationwide in mass retail outlets, select department stores and specialty retailers including work apparel chains, farm & fleet, and western stores, as well as through online and catalog retailers. To find a retailer or for more information on the Wrangler family of products, visit Wrangler.com or call 888.784.8571.

About Wrangler Network
Wrangler Network is the online and mobile destination for fans of the western lifestyle to access at no cost exclusive live video of country music, rodeo, and equestrian performances and events. Millions of people access WranglerNetwork.com or the Wrangler Network via its free mobile app to get the latest clips, news, photos and more. For more, visit the Wrangler Network at WranglerNetwork.com and download the mobile app, free of charge, for iPhone or Android. You can also find Wrangler Network content on FacebookTwitterInstagram and now Snapchat.

About Ally Financial Inc.
Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE: ALLY) is a leading digital financial services company and a top 25 U.S. financial holding company offering financial products for consumers, businesses, automotive dealers and corporate clients. Ally’s legacy dates back to 1919, and the company was redesigned in 2009 with a distinctive brand, innovative approach and relentless focus on its customers. Ally has an award-winning online bank (Ally Bank Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender), one of the largest full service auto finance operations in the country, a complementary auto-focused insurance business, a growing digital wealth management and online brokerage platform, and a trusted corporate finance business offering capital for equity sponsors and middle-market companies. The company had approximately $162.1 billion in assets as of Mar. 31, 2017. For more information, visit the Ally press room at https://media.ally.com or follow Ally on Twitter: @AllyFinancial.

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Dierks Bentley Helps Reunite Military Family At 2017 WHAT THE HELL Tour Stop On Saturday

Photo credit: Zachary Belcher

Multi-PLATINUM singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley played a special role in reuniting one local military family during his 2017 WHAT THE HELL WORLD TOUR stop in Fresno, CA, on Saturday (4/29). During a meet & greet with Sgt. Steven Mendez’ family backstage before the concert, Bentley helped Mendez surprise his two sons after being overseas for nearly a year. Following the emotional reunion, the “consummate entertainer” (The Boot) invited the family on stage during his performance of “Home,” where the capacity crowd’s “U-S-A” chants lifted the show even higher.


“I can’t begin to imagine the sacrifice of being away from your family for sometimes years,” said Bentley. “‘I love the fact that Country music fans hold our military and their families in such high regard and always jump at the chance to say thank you. It was a really cool moment in the show, and a really special thing for me to be part of.”

Watch the heartwarming reunion here: https://youtu.be/QpbaOjXJ3qw

Bentley will continue to throw the party of the summer with “ferocious live performances” (Fresno Bee) when he launches the next leg of his 2017 WHAT THE HELL WORLD TOUR, with special guests Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi, on May 19th in Columbia, MD. With “lyrics that are compassionate and purposeful” (The Post-Standard) he has “had the audience singing along at top volume” while “working the crowd with the charismatic brand of showmanship that’s made him one of Country music’s most exciting entertainers,” (Arizona Republic). For more information and a full list of tour dates, visit www.dierks.com.
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First Annual “WRECKING BALL 2017” Set To Strike Nashville On June 7th Following CMT Music Awards

The first-annual WRECKING BALL 2017 was announced today, as trailblazers Tucker Beathard and Ryan Hurd will light up Nashville, TN on June 7, for a high-energy evening of musicianship. An electric collaboration, with Beathard offering his own brand of “hot, smokin’, Southern rockin’, good old-fashioned tuneage” (Vice)  and Hurd, garnering acclaim as one of year’s boldest artists to watch (Pandora, Huffington Post, Rolling Stone), bringing his hit-packed performance, the distinct singer/songwriters will co-headline the after-hours party at local haunt 3rd And Lindsley, immediately following the CMT Awards. Tickets will go on-sale on Friday May 5 at 10am CT here. 
About Tucker Beathard:

Beathard will continue to prove that his live show “speaks louder than anything else,” (Rolling Stone) when he plays some of the biggest festivals of the summer, kicking off his stint at Stagecoach  Festival this past weekend, with  OC Register  declaring he’s “ready for the big time.” Beathard will follow up with coveted slots at Summerfest,  Bonnaroo Music + Arts Festival, Lollapalooza 2017 and more. Recently marking over 40 million streams worldwide, as he continues “generally blowing  folks’ minds with his catalog of heartbreak-heavy tunes” (Vice).  Following a breakout 2016, that saw Beathard further his “meteoric rise,” (MSN) with the success of his debut Top 5 summer  anthem “Rock On,” taken from his six-track FIGHT LIKE HELL EP, which showcases his self-taught musicianship, with lead guitar and drum credits throughout the collection. Beathard is turning heads with his homegrown sound with Noisey  recognizing “those guitar licks.  Listen to the flames wrapping around that guitar and try to get the fire that they light in your brain to stop… This is hot, smokin’, Southern rockin’, good old-fashioned tuneage.” For more information and a full list of dates visit  www.tuckerbeathard.com.

About Ryan Hurd:

Labeled a 2017 “One to Watch” by Pandora, Rolling Stone, Huffington Post, CMT and more, emerging singer/songwriter Ryan Hurd continues his groundswell taking his trademark, powerful lyrics & melodies and electric live performance to fans.  As one of Nashville’s most multi-dimensional young songwriters, Hurd claims co-pen credits on some of country’s biggest hits (“Lonely Tonight” – Blake Shelton, “You Look Good” – Lady Antebellum, “I Wish I Was” – Maren Morris) and continues his hit-song producing path with the release of his own debut music. Lauded for “generating major buzz” and “making waves online” (Rolling Stone) with his unconventional, fan-focused release of four tracks with corresponding artistry videos over four months, Hurd’s collection of songs, recently released on his debut EP, have garnered over 32 million streams worldwide. Following his breakout streaming success, Hurd’s debut single will hit country airwaves this Summer on RCA Nashville. With his dynamic music debut producing early fans among his country peers, Hurd was tapped by Thomas Rhett for the Home Team Tour, Maren Morris for her HERO Tour and will hit the road this summer with Florida Georgia Line on their Smooth Tour 2017. For more on Ryan Hurd and to catch him on the road, visit RyanHurd.com.

 

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Talent Announced For The “Fourth Annual Jameson Irish Whiskey Presents Georgia On My Mind” Hosted By “The Peach Pickers”

“NASHVILLE, TN – MAY 10: The Peach Pickers’ Dallas Davidson, Rhett Akins, and Ben Hayslip perform during the 3rd Annual Jameson Irish Whiskey Presents Georgia On My Mind: A Night Of Georgia Music Hosted By The Peach Pickers To Benefit the Georgia Music Foundation at the Ryman Auditorium on May 10, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Georgia Music Foundation)”

Georgia is on the minds of music lovers as the first round of talent is announced for the “Fourth Annual Jameson Irish Whiskey Presents Georgia On My Mind” concert on May 16, 2017 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Hosted by the Peach Pickers – Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson, and Ben Hayslip –the concert benefits the Georgia Music Foundation.

Tickets, which are available now, are $52.50 and $42.50 and will be available via Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com, ryman.com or by calling 800-745-3000.

Friends of the Peach Pickers scheduled to perform include current chart-toppers Lauren Alaina, Chris Janson, Kip Moore, and Michael Ray; Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter T. Graham Brown; Georgia Music Hall of Famers Drivin’ N Cryin’ and Jimmy Hall of Wet Willie; and back by popular demand this year, Dexter Redding and Otis Redding III, sons of the legendary soul icon Otis Redding. Additional announcements and surprise guests are expected. The evening also includes a special performance by students from the Georgia Pick and Bow Traditional Music School in Dahlonega, who received a grant from the Georgia Music Foundation in 2016 from concert proceeds.

The lineup is a who’s who of Georgia-bred singers and songwriters and those who wish they were raised in the Peach state. Organizers liken it to a family reunion, assembled and hosted by the Peach Pickers.

“This is as close to a Georgia homecoming as you are going to get in Tennessee,” explained Davidson, who also chairs the Georgia Music Foundation Board of Directors. “The popularity and success of this event is so rewarding because it celebrates our homegrown talent and allows us to give back to deserving music education programs.”

“At Jameson we believe music has the power to make a community a family, and we are excited to celebrate and be part of the Georgia-bred music family for the fourth year with ‘Georgia on My Mind,'” said Sebastien Borda, Director, Jameson, Pernod Ricard USA.

With a reputation for surprise appearances by unannounced guests, the event usually sells out in advance. Over the past three years, friends joining the Peach Pickers on stage have included Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Big Boi of Outkast, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell, Kevn Kinney, Lee Brice, Craig Campbell, Tyler Farr, Maggie Rose, Daryle Singletary, Brent Cobb, and more.

The Georgia Music Foundation, a non-profit organization established in 1994, has distributed more than $150,000 in grants to deserving music education, preservation and outreach programs across the state in the past three years from “Georgia On My Mind” proceeds. Each year during the concert, the Georgia Music Foundation presents its Flamekeeper Award to a Georgia artist who tirelessly preserves and promotes Georgia’s musical roots and traditions. Info on the grant program is available at georgiamusicfoundation.org

The Peach Pickers, all Georgia natives, have accumulated more than 70 No. 1 songs collectively and individually since 2010, and earned numerous awards and accolades. Their respective catalogs include hit songs “I Don’t Want This Night To End,” “All About Tonight,” “Gimmie That Girl,” “Just A Kiss,” “When She Says Baby,” “Boys Round Here,” “It Goes Like This,” “We Owned The Night,” “I Don’t Dance,” “I’m Gonna Love You Through It,” “Point At You,” “That’s My Kind Of Night,” “Rain Is A Good Thing,” “Small Town Throwdown,” “Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day,” “Star of the Show,” and many more.

Jameson® Irish Whiskey:
Jameson Irish Whiskey is a smooth and perfectly balanced triple distilled Irish Whiskey rooted in Irish heritage dating back to 1780 when legendary John Jameson released his first cask. The brand’s success comes down to the skilled distillers that ensure Jameson’s unique taste and the communities who have supported its handcrafted quality for hundreds of years. Reliably timeless and simple, Jameson is best enjoyed during great times with great friends.  It has all the quality credentials to allow it be consumed straight, but is versatile and is equally great when mixed. Follow Jameson Irish Whiskey @JamesonWhiskeyUS on Facebook and @Jameson_US on Instagram and Twitter. Please enjoy Jameson responsibly.

Georgia Tourism is proud to announce that Georgia’s live music and music heritage landscape made National Geographic’s prestigious list of 21 “Best of the World” destinations for 2017. To plan your next vacation around Georgia music, visit www.exploregeorgia.org/music or connect with Georgia Tourism on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Wendy Pearl Public Relations, LLC, utilizes Pearl’s passion for music and her experience as a journalist and public relations professional to help artists and brands meet their communication needs with creative, strategic plans that engage, connect music to values, and meet the client’s multi-tiered objectives. Visit www.WendyPearlPR.com. She can be reached at Wendy@WendyPearlPR.com.

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