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Sugarland To Release “Still The Same” On December 21st

Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez for Big Machine Records / UMG Nashville

GRAMMY®, CMA and ACM Award-winning Country duo SUGARLAND announced today their upcoming single, “Still The Same,” will be available worldwide with all digital partners on December 21. Signifying their return, the song will be released through a joint venture between Big Machine Records and UMG Nashville. The Big Machine Records’ radio promo team will introduce “Still The Same” to Country radio in 2018.

“We are thrilled for fans to hear our new music, especially this new single,” said Jennifer Nettles. “The title of the song is so meaningful to us as we want fans to know, we are still the same, we are still the same Sugarland they’ve known and loved”.

Kristian Bush added, “We want to finish where we left off. We always knew were going to make music again, so this has been the best of both worlds. We were able to take time to feed our personal passions, and we’re excited to come back together to create music as a band again.”

Sugarland has sold nearly 10 million albums domestically, achieving high-mark sales with PLATINUM-certified THE INCREDIBLE MACHINE, 2X PLATINUM LOVE ON THE INSIDE and 3X PLATINUM TWICE THE SPEED OF LIFE as well as ENJOY THE RIDE. The superstars have also garnered PLATINUM-certified singles “All I Want to Do” and “Stay” as well as 2X PLATINUM hit “Stuck Like Glue.” The pair has amassed GOLD-certified smashes with “Baby Girl,” “It Happens,” “Settlin’,” “Something More” and “Want To” while enjoying a host of industry accolades, including five consecutive CMA Awards for Vocal Duo of the Year (2007-2011), five ACM Awards (including Song of the Year and Single of the Year) and GRAMMY® Awards for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals and Best Country Song for “Stay.” The chart-toppers have earned seven No. 1 singles to date and amassed over 260 million on-demand streams.

Currently back in the studio working on their new album and mapping out tour dates for 2018, Sugarland is set to perform at Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018 from New York City’s Times Square on December 31. For more information about upcoming music and tours, visit SugarlandMusic.com.

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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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Brantley Gilbert Debuts “FANDOM: FULLY COMMITTED” Today  

Courtesy of the Valory Music Co.

With Rolling Stone calling THE DEVIL DON’T SLEEP (The Valory Music Co.) one of the year’s Best of Country and Americana so far this year, alongside Willie Nelson, Chris Stapleton, Alison Krauss, Nikki Lane and Jason Isbell, it feels like the critics are recognizing the lived-in truth of the Georgia born, raised and living songwriter thoroughly inhabits. But to understand the back-to-back PLATINUM success of HALFWAY TO HEAVEN and JUST WHO I AM, it comes down to understanding the bond between BRANTLEY GILBERT and his fans, known as the BG Nation.

With a tireless hard-ticket touring schedule that focuses on the Rust Belt, Northeast, West and entire South, it’s tricky being in the right place at the right time to catch him. So when the Opry Entertainment Group wanted to kick-off a new series dedicated to the fans, they knew exactly who the right artist to set their tone was: Brantley Gilbert and the always zealous BG Nation.

“When the Opry people came to us about kicking off their series Fandom,” recalls the man who won the American Music Awards Best Country Album for Just Who I Am, “I was all about it. We didn’t quite know how it was going to work, but I knew wherever they went, they were going to find the very best people in the world.

“When we got into taping, it was so much about Marc and Tina (Schardan) — I loved that! Loved the idea viewers would get a sense how blessed I am, because they were going to get to see what I see: the kind of soul I see every night when I go out and meet the people who love this music.”

With Rolling Stone calling Gilbert’s latest single “the soundtrack to Friday night in small towns everywhere,” it’s that ability to tap into how people between the coasts, the ones who work hard 60 hour weeks, that’s given the man whose penned six No. 1 singles, including Jason Aldean’s CMA Awards Song of the Year nominated “Dirt Road Anthem,” such a passion point with the BG Nation.

“Even before we had a record label, there were people who believed in this music. They believed in the things I was writing about, and they came to the shows, because my songs were their life.  When you talk to the BG Nation, that’s what they say.  But when you hear their stories, listen to them talk about their lives, that’s when what we do out on the road and in the studio gets real.”

Saying and seeing are two different things. To check out what “Fandom: Fully Committed” is all about, go to People.com (link live at 10:00A ET) – and meet one of the diehard fans who believe in Gilbert’s full-throttle way of life.

“What I love is they make it about Marc! I mean, there’s a little of us in there, but it’s really about one of so many awesome people who believe – and live – this music,” Gilbert says. “The BG Nation are friends. They don’t get enough credit in what we do, for how they inspire us – and the way they share their lives with us through how the music is part of their life.  So, I love everything about this show. And having just done our baby announcement with People, well, they understand why friends and family are so important. So where else would we debut this?”

“Fandom: Fully Committed” is dedicated – like Gilbert – to showing people the essence of what makes Country music lovers special. They set a high bar with BG Nation, who begin coming together again as THE ONE’S THAT LIKE ME 2018 TOUR kicks off February 1 at Worcester, MA’s DCU Center.

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Country Icon Mel Tillis Passes Away At Age 85

Following a lengthy struggle to regain his health, country music legend Mel Tillis passed away early this morning at the Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Florida. Tillis battled intestinal issues since early 2016 and never fully recovered. The suspected cause of death is respiratory failure. Tillis was 85.


The Country Music Hall of Famer leaves behind six children (Pam Tillis, Connie Tillis, Cindy Shorey, Sonny Tillis, Carrie April Tillis, and Hannah Puryear), six grandchildren, a great grandson, a sister (Linda Crosby) and brother (Richard Tillis), the mother of five of his children (Doris Tillis), his longtime partner (Kathy DeMonaco), and many lifelong friends and fans around the world.


The Tillis family asks for your prayers and will soon release more information regarding funeral services in Florida and Nashville.


Lonnie Melvin Tillis was born in Tampa, Florida on August 8, 1932. Throughout his 60+ year career, the Grand Ole Opry member recorded more than 60 albums, had 35 Top Ten singles, six #1 hits (“I Ain’t Never,” “Coca-Cola Cowboy,” “Southern Rains,” “Good Woman Blues,” “Heart Healer,” and “I Believe In You”), was named the Country Music Association’s coveted Entertainer of the Year, and was elected a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. He wrote over 1,000 songs, 600 of which have been recorded by major artists including Kenny Rogers (“Ruby, Don’t You Take Your Love To Town”), George Strait (“Thoughts Of A Fool”), and Ricky Skaggs (“Honey, Open That Door”). Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) named Tillis Songwriter of the Decade for two decades. In February of 2012 President Obama awarded Tillis the National Medal of Arts.

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Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban, Snoop Dogg Lead 6th-Annual Tortuga Festival Lineup!

Stacked Main Stage Lineup Will Also Feature Brothers Osborne, Lee Brice, Dan + Shay, Russell Dickerson, Kip Moore, Chase Rice, Lucie Silvas, Sister Hazel, The Cadillac Three and Tyminski

Eclectic Sunrise Stage Lineup Will Include Cheap Trick, Michael Franti & Spearhead, William Michael Morgan, Muscadine Bloodline, Dylan Scott, Shaggy And Dwight Yoakam 

Three-Day Passes For ACM “Festival Of The Year” Go On Sale Dec. 1 – With More Artists To Be Announced In The Coming Weeks
Rock The Ocean, in partnership with Live Nation, announced the all-star lineup for the sixth-annual Tortuga Music Festival today.  Country music heavyweights Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line and Keith Urban will headline the destination festival’s main stage, taking place across three-days and two stages April 6-8 at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park in Fort Lauderdale, FL. It was also revealed that in addition to the superstar headliners, Brothers Osborne, Lee Brice, Dan + Shay, Russell Dickerson, Kip Moore, Chase Rice, Lucie Silvas, Sister Hazel, The Cadillac Three, Tyminski and more will take to the main stage. The festival’s second stage, dubbed Sunrise Stage, will host an eclectic lineup led by Snoop Dogg and including Cheap Trick, Michael Franti & Spearhead, William Michael Morgan, Muscadine Bloodline, Dylan Scott, Shaggy and Dwight Yoakam. Passes for the reigning ACM “Festival Of The Year” will go on sale Dec. 1 at 10am ET at TortugaMusicFestival.com.
Known for it’s vacation atmosphere, set against the backdrop of the ocean, fans travel worldwide to attend the festival that takes cues from its namesake (Tortuga is Spanish for turtle), working to protect sea turtles that nest annually along South Florida’s Atlantic seaboard. Tortuga Music Festival also strives to raise funds and awareness of the issues that the world’s ocean currently face, as well as supporting marine conservation and research. Attendees can also learn more about where a portion of the proceeds from their passes go, onsite at the festival at Conservation Village. Offering an arena of exhibits within the festival grounds, fans can experience games, interactive touch tanks, cooking exhibitions, the latest ocean technology, and how they can help make a difference. For more information, visit: http://www.tortugamusicfestival.com/conservation/.

For more information and to join the conversation, visit: TortugaMusicFestival.com, Tweet: @FestivalTortuga #TortugaFest, Instagram: @TortugaMusicFestival #TortugaFest, Snapchat: @TortugaFest, Facebook:  Facebook.com/TortugaMusicFestival and media can apply for credentials by visiting http://www.tortugamusicfestival.com/press.

About Rock The Ocean:
The Rock The Ocean Foundation is dedicated to supporting scientific research, education and increasing public awareness about the issues impacting the world’s oceans. RTO teams up with high profile musical artists and entertainers, who will perform and participate in events that educate the public on marine conservation.  RTO, founder Chris Stacey is an avid ocean lover, diver and 20 year music industry veteran.  Tortuga Music Festival will bring to life his vision, uniting the best and brightest in music, working to raise awareness about the issues currently impacting our oceans and their delicate ecosystems. For more information visit www.rocktheocean.com, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RockTheOcean/, Tweet @RockTheOceon or Instagram @rocktheocean.

About Live Nation Entertainment:
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Live Nation Concerts, Ticketmaster and Live Nation Media & Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com. 
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Delta Rae: Big Percussion. Big voices. Why You Need To Know Them.

One of my new favorite groups is signed to Big Machine/Valory Music Company, Delta Rae.

Delta Rae formed in 2009 and are originally from Durham, NC.  The 6-piece band is comprised of Liz Hopkins and Brittany Holljes, who front the group taking lead vocals.  Harmonies by Eric Holljes (vocals, piano) and Ian Holljes (vocals, guitar).  Mike McKee on drums and Grant Emerson on bass.

Their new single just released to country radio is “No Peace in Quiet”, a beautiful ballad written by Eric Holljes during a difficult time in his life following a break-up.  Finding himself very alone in his apartment following the break-up, the song flowed out of him as he struggled to come to terms with a loss he blamed himself for and seeking some solace in music.  It’s a very personal song for him that is even difficult for him to talk about, much less take lead to sing it.  Liz takes the lead singing this song with harmonies from all.  A mesmerizing and heartfelt song.

Such a great lunch today with @bigmachinelabelgroup & @deltarae!! Tacos, Coke, & great music…What more could I ask for?! 🌮🎶 Several video clips to watch here of their acoustic performance for us. They are fantastic! Get to know their music & buy their EP online at iTunes or Google Play today! 💕 ———————————————————————————— Well, I inadvertently had some product placement in the first video sipping on a Coke during the show, I just noticed! Brought a @cocacola & a #smile, don't you think?! 😉🤣 Coke in a glass bottle is THE BEST ever. I don't know if it REALLY tastes better from a glass bottle rather than a can or plastic bottle, but it sure seems that way! 😄 ▪ ▪ ▪ #deltarae #bigmachine #acoustic #music # #country #nashvilletn #nashville #tennessee #instamusic #insta #instagram #instagramer #instagramers #instagood #instadaily #new #cool #instavideo #video #videos #videooftheday

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Ever since I first saw this group perform a few years back, they have stood out to me.  Intriguing and just different from everyone else out there.

Their passion for the music, energy, harmonies, and larger-than-life performances create magic from their stage.  It’s not something that can be defined or explained by simple words.  They must be experienced live, then you’ll understand the special, intriguing qualities that make this group different and ones you need to watch.

Watch the video for their current single; “No Peace In Quiet” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7J446geYJI




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Grammy-Nominated Country Sensation Cam Releases Much-Anticipated New “Single,” Diane, Today!

Available for Download and Streaming, “Diane” Was Written and Produced by the Team Behind Cam’s Platinum-Selling #1 Smash, “Burning House”, The Most-Downloaded Song by a Female Country Artist Released Since 2015.

Photo credit: Dennis Leupold

Acclaimed, multi-award-nominated songstress Cam is sure to delight fans anxious for new music as she previews her 2018 Arista Nashville/RCA Records sophomore album with the release of “Diane,” the forthcoming collection’s debut single, available now HERE.

Inspired by the storyline of Dolly Parton’s classic “Jolene,” the driving, tempo-rich track delivers a sonically refreshing tale of love and regret and commiseration.  The song was co-written by Cam, Jeff Bhasker, and Tyler Johnson, the team behind the most-downloaded song by a female country artist released since 2015—Cam’s Platinum-certified #1 smash, “Burning House”—which propelled Cam to her first GRAMMY®, ACM, CMA, CMT, and American Music Awards nominations.

About the song, Cam shares, “‘Diane’ is my response to Dolly Parton’s ‘Jolene.’  It’s the apology so many spouses deserve, but never get.  The other woman is coming forward to break the news to the wife about an affair, respecting her enough to have that hard conversation, once she realized he was married.  Because everyone should be able to decide their own path in life, based on the truth.  Women especially should do this for each other, since our self-worth can still be so wrapped up in our partners.  And in true country fashion, I’ve set the whole raw story to upbeat music, so you can dance while you process it all.”

A GRAMMY winner as Producer of the Year, Jeff Bhasker (Harry Styles, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars) and multiple-GRAMMY nominee Tyler Johnson (Harry Styles, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran) produced “Diane,” in addition to co-writing the song with Cam.  Bhasker and Johnson also produced Cam’s widely acclaimed 2015 major-label debut, Untamed.

As part of the excitement surrounding the single release, Cam will perform “Diane” and other songs as part of a 30-minute Facebook Livestream event at 11 AM, CT, on October 31, with the performance originating from an intimate music space in Sony Music Nashville’s office in the Gulch area of downtown Nashville, near Music Row.  Stream Cam’s performance HERE.

Among other appearances in support of “Diane,” California-native Cam is looking ahead to the launch of her Best Coast Tour, headlining nine West Coast dates beginning November 28.  Having recently opened selected shows on Tim McGraw & Faith Hill’s blockbuster Soul2Soul Tour and for international star Harry Styles at his sold out Ryman Auditorium show in Nashville, Cam is also set to wrap her opening slot on George Strait’s 2017 residency tour at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, with shows December 8 and 9.  For complete tour dates, please visit www.camcountry.com.

Along with working on her upcoming album, Cam’s busy 2017 included co-writing the song “Palace” with Sam Smith and Tyler Johnson on Sam Smith’s forthcoming album, The Thrill of It All, releasing November 3.  She also contributed background vocals and electric guitar to the track.

About Cam
California-born singer/songwriter Cam emerged as one of the true breakthrough artists of the past two years, achieving her first Platinum record and first #1 country single with “Burning House,” which earned her a GRAMMY® Award nomination for Best Country Solo Performance. In fact, she was the only female country act to release a song in 2015 and amass a million downloads by the end of the year.  The success also sparked Cam to six nominations for the 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards (most-nominated female), two nods for the American Country Countdown Awards and three nominations for the CMT Music Awards (tied for most-nominated artist), two nominations for the 50th Annual CMA Awards, and one for the 2016 American Music Awards. Her Untamed album on Arista Nashville/RCA Records, which released December 11, 2015, debuted at #2 on Billboard ’s Top Country Albums chart with the year’s best first-week album sales by a debut country artist.  Untamed was met with widespread critical acclaim from The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, PEOPLE, Associated Press, and many others. Cam, who co-wrote each of her 11 debut album tracks, has appeared on national TV programs including Good Morning America, Today, CBS This Morning, The Voice, The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Talk, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, LIVE with Kelly, The Grammys, ACM Awards, and The 10th ACM Honors CBS special (with Alicia Keys). In addition to completing her first headline concert series, 2016’s The Burning House Tour , this rising country star opened two major 2016 tours: Brad Paisley’s Crushin’ It Tour and Dierks Bentley’s Somewhere on a Beach Tour. The Apple Music Festival 2015 in London, Stagecoach, SXSW, ACM Lifting Lives Party for a Cause, CMA Music Festival, the Grand Ole Opry, and the C2C Festival in the UK and Ireland are among the many events in which Cam has participated over the past two years.

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Watch As Ryan Kinder Breaks Down The Emotional “Still Believe In Crazy Love” In New Video  

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Loving this new video of Ryan Kinder’s “Still Believe In Crazy Love”.   It’s a beautiful ballad & mesmerizing live session video.  Check it out below & be sure to listen to more of Ryan Kinder’s music.  We really dig his sound and think you will, too!

Watch “Still Believe In Crazy Love” (The Deconstructed Live Sessions) here: https://wmna.sh/rk_sbicl_deconstructed_vid

Here is the official video, too: http://vevo.ly/UyCeN3  


The Knoxville-born, Alabama-raised Ryan Kinder, who boasts over 30 million streams on Spotify alone, has been critically praised for his vocal prowess, vulnerable songwriting and nimble guitar playing. Billboard, who named him an Artist to Watch in 2017, recently shared the music video for his new single “Still Believe in Crazy Love,” noting the way it’s taking his career “to a different level, one that’s deeper than any radio hit could provide.” The Warner Bros. Records / Warner Music Nashville artist has co-written with some of Nashville’s most successful writers, including Josh Osborne, Ashley Gorley, Ross Copperman, Chris DeStefano, Tom Douglas, Jeremy Stover and Luke Sheets, and has shared the stage with Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum, Brett Eldredge and Zac Brown, who personally handpicked him for the Great American Road Trip Tour. Kinder is currently writing and co-producing his debut album with multi-award-winning songwriter/producer Ross Copperman and multiple Grammy Award-winning producer Paul Worley.

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Pilgrimage Festival 2017: Wrap Up

On a normal Saturday in Franklin, Tennessee, you will see people checking out local produce at the Farmers Market. The Factory in Franklin will have a small crowd of people walking around and picking up unique gifts and maybe even making one at Third Coast Clay. This is not your normal Saturday in Franklin, that’s for sure.

Thanks to @pilgrimagefestival for having FOCUS on the 615 out at the festival! @thematthewgrant is a guest correspondent covering for us today. Watching from a covered side stage, it's the calm before the "Timberlake storm".😎 Just by asking if he could perform this year (after jumping on board last year), he single-handily doubled the attendance of last year! This big, little town of Franklin, Tennessee is all a buzz and the streets are full of music lovers! 💕🎸 ▪ ▪ ▪ #franklintn #franklin #tennessee #pilgrimagefestival #makethepilgrimage #music #festival #insta #instagram #instadaily #instagramer #instagramers #instagood #fun #cool #outside #sun #hot #crowd #photographer #photo #photography #photooftheday #picoftheday #stage

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An estimated 25,000 people from all over have swarmed in on this quiet town to attend The Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival.  The now widely-known festival all started as a simple idea from festival co-creator and front man of the pop/rock band Better Than Ezra, Kevin Griffin.  Griffin who is also a Franklin resident was on a jog just a few years ago when he passed by The Park at Harlinsdale, a century-old horse farm that sits on 230 acres of land. He envisioned not just a music festival, but an experience that would highlight the diverse musical artists, food, beer, wine, and art that is rooted in Middle Tennessee.

Going into the festival’s third year, they knew they had to make it bigger and that is exactly what happened when co-producer and newly-transplanted icon, Justin Timberlake, asked if he could perform.  In what is one of Timberlake’s only musical appearances of 2017, he doubled the attendance of the previous year and he showed up ready to play for his new hometown!

Closing out the first night of the two-day festival which featured incredible performances I caught by The Avett Brothers, The Shadowboxers, Ruby Amanfu with Steelism, and many more, Timberlake walked out to 25,000 people on their feet and applauding before he sang his first note. Proving that he is a class act, Timberlake forewent a big show opener and instead covered Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come”, a prayer of sorts for the state that our country is currently in. With a bow of his head, Timberlake changed gears and ripped through hit after hit.  From “Drink You Away” and “Suit & Tie” to his closing numbers, the monster hits “Can’t Stop This Feeling!”, “Sexy Back”, and “Mirrors”, Timberlake had even the coolest East Nashville hipsters singing every word; making it a point to tell the crowd several times how much he loves his home state of Tennessee and that his new hometown is Franklin. It was clear, however, that no matter how much he loves Tennessee, Tennessee loves him even more!

The evening was highlighted when he reunited with Chris and Morgan Stapleton for the first time since their CMA Awards show duet.  Exchanging verses and taking turns doing each other’s background vocals on three of Stapleton’s songs.  The trio’s harmonies were so flawless that Timberlake’s band, “The Tennessee Kids”, couldn’t stop shaking their heads and neither could the audience.

As the night drew to a close and Timberlake took his final bow, it was clear that The Pilgrimage Festival delivered exactly what they said they would, a unique family-friendly experience that was for everyone! As the crowd filtered out onto Franklin Pike, you could already hear people making plans to come back next year.

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Country Artists Lee Roy Parnell And Baillie & the Boys To Perform In Honor Of Veterans And Nurses

Healing Hands Helping Heroes is set to honor Veterans and nurses for a third year on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at City Winery in Nashville, TN.  Grammy Award nominee Lee Roy Parnell and country duo Baillie & the Boys will serve as special musical guests.  The third annual event entitled Healing Hands Helping Heroes benefits REBOOT Combat Recovery and AORN Middle Tennessee Chapter.
Lee Roy Parnell
The event kicks off PeriOperative Nurses Week (Nov. 5 – 11) and Veteran’s Day (Nov. 11) with a unique night of music and entertainment that includes cocktails at 6:00 p.m., dinner buffet and program at 7:00 p.m. and special entertainment by Lee Roy Parnell and Baillie and the Boys to follow at 8:00 p.m.  The 2017 Nurse of the Year Award recipient will also be announced during the program.
“We are so excited to once again partner with REBOOT Combat Recovery for a third year of Healing Hands Helping Heroes,” said Cindy Kildgore, Event Chair for AORN Middle Tennessee Chapter. “We are thrilled to be able to kick-off PeriOperative Nurses Week with this incredible event that honors nurses and military alike.  With the help of our incredible special entertainment, this event will not only support our incredible nursing community in Middle Tennessee, but the men and women who have served our country as well.”
Baillie & the Boys
In 2016, AORN was able to provide nine (9) scholarships for nurses to attend the National AORN Symposium and Expo for further education while REBOOT Combat Recovery was able to provide over 500 service members and their families with services and therapy with the funds raised during this event.
“We are grateful for this event,” said Evan Owens, Founder of REBOOT Combat Recovery. “Together, with the support of the Middle Tennessee Chapter of AORN, we will continue to make a lasting difference in the lives of hurting military families.”
Table purchases are now available to the public for $3,800 and include the reception, dinner buffet, complimentary drink tickets, silent auction and VIP table/placement.  Visit www.HHHH17.eventbrite.com for details and table information.

For more information about the event or sponsorships, please contact the event producers at LEGACY Consulting, PR & Events at 615-669-6058 or Tresa@Legacy-PR.com.
More About AORN:
AORN is a non-profit membership association based in Denver, Colorado that represents the interests of more than 160,000 perioperative nurses by providing nursing education, standards, and clinical practice resources – including the peer-reviewed, monthly publication AORN Journal – to enable optimal outcomes for patients undergoing operative and other invasive procedures. AORN’s 41,000 registered nurse members manage, teach, and practice perioperative nursing, are enrolled in nursing education, or are engaged in perioperative research. We define and advance best nursing practices for surgical patients by researching and distributing scientifically based guidelines.  AORN’s mission is to promote safety and optimal outcomes for patients undergoing operative and other invasive procedures by providing practice support and professional development opportunities to perioperative nurses. AORN collaborates with professional and regulatory organizations, industry leaders, and other health care partners who support the mission. Visit www.AORN.org for more information.
More About REBOOT Recovery:
REBOOT Combat Recovery (REBOOT) was founded in 2011 by Evan and Dr. Jenny Owens. Dr. Jenny L. Owens is a licensed occupational therapist specializing in traumatic brain injury and PTSD. Evan A. Owens is certified in military ministry related to soldiers and families dealing with PTSD.  REBOOT is a 501(c)3 organization and is tax exempt.  REBOOT offers a 12-week combat trauma healing course to help combat veterans and their families heal from the spiritual and moral injuries of war associated with post-traumatic stress and combat trauma.
War wounds the soul. Over the past several years, the medical community has expanded its view of the impact of trauma. Now, many acknowledge that combat trauma directly impacts not only the mind and body but also the soul. This type of injury is called moral injury. Moral injury can manifest itself in the form of anger, anxiety, depression, social withdrawal, and, most tragically, suicide.  At REBOOT, we believe these symptoms are often linked to deep-rooted soul wounds related to unresolved grief, distrust of God/self/others, unforgiveness, bitterness, and loss of identity.
REBOOT “communities” are safe, private, and mostly veteran-led. Childcare and a pre-discussion meal are provided on a weekly basis to remove barriers of entry for families seeking help. We encourage the participation of spouses and affected family members because we know that trauma impacts the entire family.  For efforts outside of our lane of expertise, we partner with many government and non-profit agencies to provide the most wholistic care possible to these hurting families. For more information or to get involved please visit www.rebootrecovery.com.
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