Friday, April 20, 2012

LEE BRICE AND BUD LIGHT JOIN FORCES

LEE BRICE AND BUD LIGHT JOIN FORCES

Chart-topping Country Artist Receives Endorsement
From America’s Best Selling Beer

 
Nashville, TN - (April 20, 2012) Country Star Lee Brice, whose #1 single, “A Woman Like You,” was recently certified Gold, is the newest addition to the Bud Light family of select country artists endorsed by Anheuser-Busch. The long-term endorsement deal will expose Brice to a broader audience of fans nationwide through Anheuser-Busch’s extensive marketing platforms and reach.

Brice, who is busy touring and preparing for the release of his album, Hard 2 Love, on April 24 took time out to comment on this new partnership.

“Looks like all the years I spent supporting Bud Light are paying off,” Brice commented upon the news of being backed by the beer powerhouse.  “I’m honored that they recognized my efforts. We will make quite a team!” Brice joins a multitude of country stars that have been endorsed by the Anheuser- Busch subsidiary including Tim McGraw, George Strait and Dierks Bentley.

Over the next few weeks, Brice has a jam-packed schedule with national TV appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” “Fox & Friends,” “Huckabee,” "IMUS in the Morning," “The Better Show,” and CNN’s “Showbiz Tonight.” Fans can also see him live as he will be visiting the following cities in the next couple months:

04/20 – Fayetteville, AR – SLR Yard
04/21 – Star City, AR – StarDaze Festival
04/23 – New York, NY – Joe’s Pub
04/26 – Louisville, KY – 4th Street Live
04/27 – Savannah, GA – Desperado’s
04/28 – Charlotte, NC – Coyote Joe’s
04/29 – Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum
05/04 – Murray, KY – CFSB Center
05/10 – Ruston, LA – Rabb’s Steak and Spirits
05/11 – Jasper, TX – Jasper Lions Club Rodeo Ground
05/12 – Mission, TX – Las Palmas Race Park
05/18 – Topeka, KS – Landon Arena
05/19 – Batesville, MS – Springfest
05/23 – Ship Bottom, NJ – Joe Pop’s Shore Bar
05/24 – Foxborough, MA – Toby Keith’s I Love this Bar & Grill
05/25 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun – Wolf Den
05/26 – Roanoke, VA – Elmwood Park
06/01 – Bloomington, IN – Bluebird Nightclub
06/02 – Harlan, KY – Harlan Poke Sallat Festival
06/08 – Sparta, IL – World Shooting & Recreation Complex
06/09 – Lincoln, NE – Celebrate Lincoln Festival
06/16 – N. Lawrence, OH – Clay’s Park Amphitheater
06/17 – Big Flats, NY – Tag’s Summer Sound Stage
06/22 – Oshkosh, WI – Country USA
06/24 – Cardott, WI – Chippewa Valley – Country Fest
06/29 – Bluefield WV – Mitchell Stadium
06/30 – Huntington, WV – Harris Riverfront Park

For further information on Lee Brice and a complete list of tour dates, please visit, www.leebrice.com

TNN To Return This Summer

TNN To Return This Summer

Sarah Skates • April 18, 2012
Crook & Chase with Henry Luken at NAB Convention

TNN will resume operations as a country music and lifestyle network in late summer 2012 through a partnership between Luken Communications and Jim Owens Entertainment. Lorianne Crook and Charlie Chase, whose television and radio shows are produced by Jim Owens Entertainment, joined execs from the companies in Las Vegas at the 2012 NAB Show to make the announcement.

The network will return to broadcast television through exclusive network affiliates. Programming will combine digitally restored classic content pulled from the vaults in Nashville with contemporary shows. The lineup will include Memories of the Grand Ole Opry, Crook & Chase, Celebrity Kitchen, The Country Vibe, Music City Tonight and Larry’s Country Diner.
The Nashville Network is a sister network to Luken Communications’ Retro Television® (RTV), My Family TV, TUFF TV, PBJ, MyCarTV and Frost Great Outdoors.  Luken Communications offers diverse, family friendly programming on its networks reaching approximately 80 percent of all U.S. households via a blend of over-the-air, cable and satellite television.
TNN, originally launched in 1983 as a cable network featuring country music programming, was sold in 2000 and subsequently changed its name and programming to target a different demographic.

CHUCK HANCOCK MAKES SPECIAL APPEARANCE WITH RAY PRICE & GENE WATSON

CHUCK HANCOCK MAKES SPECIAL APPEARANCE
WITH RAY PRICE & GENE WATSON
also
A PREVIEW OF HIS NEW CD


(Nashville, TN-4.19.12) Chuck Hancock will be a part of an historic show with Ray Price and Gene Watson on May 20th, 2012 at The American Music Theatre in Lancaster, PA for one (1) show at 3PM-EST.  He will be a part of the first appearance of Ray and Gene together for the first time in their careers.  Chuck will be previewing his new single release, and also songs from his new CD project.  This is a special time of Chuck’s career, to be a part of this super show.

Chuck has just completed his new studio project.  He is  releasing a new single to Country and Inspirational Radio, and since I have heard most of the songs that Chuck has written for his new Country CD, I just want to update DJ’s, media, and all of his fans, to let them know that Chuck Hancock has written some super hit songs and the CD will be the next step on the ladder of success for Chuck’s career.

The title of his new self-penned masterpiece is “The Don’t Stay Little Long Enough.”  When you hear the song for the first time, you will travel back in time to when your children were babies, through the years of growing up, and finally when they spread their wings and leave home.  You will feel the emotion that Chuck has written into this very special song, and the only number to put with this song, is #1 at the top of the charts. 

The horizon for Chuck Hancock’s career is as bright as his penmanship is for writing great songs.

Miranda Lambert Headlines 5th Annual Cause For The Paws Benefitting Muttnation Foundation

Miranda Lambert Headlines 5th Annual Cause For The Paws Benefitting Muttnation Foundation

Beaumont, TX -- Miranda Lambert, the reigning 3-time ACM Female Vocalist of the Year, is headed home to Texas, to headline the 5th Annual Cause for the Paws concert benefitting Miranda’s own MuttNation Foundation. On Friday, June 22nd, Miranda takes the stage at Ford Park in Beaumont, TX, joined by special guests Wade Bowen and The Josh Abbott Band. Tickets go on-sale Friday, April 27th at 10am and are available at the Ford Park Box Office, online at www.ticketmaster.com and by phone at 800-745-3000.
Miranda’s love of animals led to the formation of MuttNation. The foundation has successfully raised money across the country aiding organizations and governmental institutions or entities whose purpose is to build animal shelters for better care; increase pet adoption and encourage responsible pet guardianship; rehabilitate sick or unsocialized animals; fund spay/neuter programs; reduce/eliminate euthanasia of healthy animals; and train shelter dogs for purposes of therapy programs, assistance for wounded military personnel and dogs-in-prisons programs.
We are so excited about the next chapter in our lives at MuttNation Foundation in aiding and assisting animals in need,” said Miranda’s manager Marion Kraft. “After four years in East Texas we found ourselves in need of hosting the benefit concert in a bigger venue. Beaumont, Texas reached out with open arms to help us with our mission. Aside from music, this is Miranda's biggest passion in life and those of you who can attend the show are sure to have a time you won't forget! Also, remember that every penny of profit from the benefit goes into the fund that helps us accomplish our mission, to end animal suffering and homelessness.”
Joining Miranda at this year’s Cause for the Paws are Texas favorites, Wade Bowen and The Josh Abbott Band. Thirteen years after launching his career at Stubbs Barbecue in Lubbock, TX, Wade Bowen’s is set to release music from his major label debut on May 29. With nine No.1’s on the Texas Music Chart, multiple awards, including 2009 Texas Music Awards Male Vocalist of the Year and the 2010 Lone Star Music Awards Live Act of the Year, three studio albums and a Live At Billy Bobs CD/DVD combo at the iconic club in Fort Worth under his belt.
After getting their start at the Blue Light Live, a downtown club on Buddy Holly Avenue, the Lubbock favorites are awaiting the release of their 3rd CD. The Josh Abbott Band has quickly become a Texas institution, selling out many of its shows in the region-and why its talents can't be confined for long to the Lonestar State. "The most important idea that I write songs with is that they're autobiographical," Abbott says. "Nearly every song I write is a true story of mine, or of someone I know. "That truthfulness breeds passion for the material. And that passion comes through in the performances, both in the recording studio and on stage.
“I’m thrilled to say that in the past four years we have been able to contribute over $700,000 dollars to abused, abandoned, neglected or unwanted animals,” said Bev Lambert, the Director of MuttNation. “We plan on doing even more outreach in 2012. One exciting partnership that we have entered into in this past year is with the Red Star Emergency Relief Service to assist in disaster relief for animals displaced or abandoned as well as the rebuilding of shelters harmed or destroyed. The most exciting thing is that we are partnering with them to bring home our military service dogs from the recent war relief. The service animals are currently being retrained to provide service to the wounded warriors and as therapy pets for their families.”
This year’s Cause for the Paws, benefitting Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation Foundation will take place Friday, June 22nd at Ford Park in Beaumont, TX. Tickets start at $26.75 and are available at the Ford Park Box Office, online at www.Ticketmaster.com , and by phone at 800-745-3000. Donations can also be made at www.muttnationfoundation.com

Keith Urban Gets Inducted To The Opry Tomorrow Night


Keith Urban gets inducted into the Grand Ole Opry tomorrow night, and you can watch it live on GAC. Keith will be the first member of the Opry who is not from North America!
Keith will be inducted into the OPRY on SATURDAY, APRIL 21st live on the premiere of "Noteworthy At The Opry" on GAC-TV at 8p (CT). The 16-episode series will feature musical performances and personal stories from Country artists plus interviews with other celebrities about the artists and music featured in each episode.

Levon Helm Dies At 71




Country fans will always remember Levon Helm for playing Loretta Lynn's father in the 1980 movie "Coal Miner's Daughter." Helm died yesterday of complications from throat cancer. He was diagnosed in 1998. Helm was the son of an Arkansas cotton farmer. The Band started out as Bob Dylan's backup group. Helm played drums and sang on classic rock songs like "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," "The Weight" and "Up on Cripple Creek." He was 71.

Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw Video To Debut Tonight

Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw Video To Debut Tonight



Shooting a music video in a massive, all-white aircraft hangar is one way Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw feel like rock stars. That's the setting for the video of their new duet, "Feel Like A Rock Star." The music video will premiere today on "Access Hollywood." The show will air a 30-second clip, and then the full video will be available online. GAC will also broadcast the "Feel Like A Rock Star" video with an introduction by Carrie Underwood during their "Top 20 Country Countdown" today at 8 p.m. Eastern time.

Dolly Parton To Be Featured On ABC's 'The Revolution'

Dolly Parton To Be Featured On ABC's 'The Revolution'



Dolly Parton is giving Tim Gunn a lesson on how to make it work. Parton will be featured in a two-part interview on the ABC talk show "The Revolution" next week. Gunn traveled to Nashville to interview Parton. She opened up to him about battling depression, her weight loss journey and the evolution of her personal style. She also shared some of her favorite costumes throughout her career. Parton's episodes air Thursday and Friday. Thursday's episode also features Montgomery Gentry getting a makeover.

Trace Adkins To Perform At National Memorial Day Concert In Washington




Trace Adkins is showing his American pride with a performance at the National Memorial Day Concert in Washington. The entire show will be broadcast on PBS from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Sunday, May 27. Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna will co-host the show. In addition to Adkins, it will feature General Colin Powell, Daughtry, Natalie Cole, Selma Blair, Ellen Burstyn, Dennis Franz and Russell Watson.

Carrie Underwood To Perform On Billboard Music Awards




Fans will have a new opportunity to see Carrie Underwood perform live when she takes the stage at the Billboard Music Awards. She is one of the first artists announced to perform at the show, along with Justin Bieber, LMFAO and The Wanted. The Billboard Awards air live from Las Vegas on ABC Sunday, May 20.

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BILLY DEAN RESCUES PROTECTED GREAT BLUE HERON WHILE VACATIONING ON THE GULF COAST

BILLY DEAN RESCUES PROTECTED GREAT BLUE HERON WHILE VACATIONING ON THE GULF COAST

Nashville, Tenn. (April 19, 2012) - Last week while vacationing on the Gulf Coast, country music star Billy Dean rescued a Great Blue Heron, a protected species, from an abandoned fishing line and lures.  The bird was trapped in a fisherman’s line, leaving it immobilized with multiple lures in its wings.

Dean had just finished a three day concert series at his farm and was spending time with family members on the coast.  Dean and his wife Stephanie were walking along Mexico Beach when they noticed a group of teenagers in deep water, attempting to cover the injured bird with a towel and bring it to shore. Dean went out to the group of high school students and with the bird biting his hands, grabbed it by its feet and carried it out of the water.   

“The bird was live but had several cuts and was clearly distressed," says Dean.  "A fisherman must have cut the line but it was hard to determine how long it had been trapped.  Though we did get the bird to safety, I did end up with a nice gash on my pickin' finger... those Blue Heron bites aren't pretty."

Dean was proud of the young students who went out to rescue the bird. “The girls of Port St. Joe High School and a few other vacationers were the true heroes but I was fortunate to have been there to help them untangle the bird and bring it to shore,” he notes.

Dean and his wife called the local wildlife management who took the protected species to treat its multiple wounds and rehabilitate it back to health before releasing it back into the wild.

For additional information on Billy Dean, visit www.billydean.com.

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