Thursday, February 28, 2013

LARRY GATLIN HALL OF FAME

LARRY GATLIN ADDED TO PERFORMER LINEUP AT TEXAS HERITAGE SONGWRITERS' HALL OF FAME AWARDS SHOW

Gatlin, Toby Keith & Jack Ingram to Join Honorees Ronnie Dunn & Sonny Curtis as Performers at the March 3 Show in Austin, Texas

Nashville, Tenn. (February 27, 2013) – Country music legend LARRY GATLIN will perform this weekend at the 8th Annual Texas Heritage Songwriters’ Hall of Fame Awards Show.  The event takes place on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at ACL Live at The Moody Theater in downtown Austin, Texas

"Texas is my home, Nashville is my home away from home," says Gatlin.  "Eight years ago I was voted into the Texas Heritage Songwriters' Hall of Fame and was then and am now very humbled by that great honor."

Each year, the Texas Heritage Songwriters’ Association (TxHSA) honors songwriters during a live Awards Show and induction ceremony—the Hall of Fame inductees are those who embody and celebrate the unique history and culture of Texas through their songwriting. This year’s roster includes legendary artists Ronnie Dunn, Sonny Curtis and Roger Miller.

Gatlin notes, "This year's inductees, Sonny Curtis, Ronnie Dunn and one of my mentors and my great friend, the late Roger Miller, will feel the same way I felt when inducted.  Congrats fellars, and welcome to our happy little band."

Honorees Dunn and Curtis will offer a featured performance after accepting their awards. Plus, Jack Ingram will open the show; Gatlin, a TxHSA Hall of Famer, will perform; and country music superstar Toby Keith will deliver a special performance in honor of one of his most loved songwriters of all time, Roger Miller.

This event brings together past Hall of Fame inductees and honors those whose contributions allow Texas songwriters to continue doing what they do best. Every year at the Hall of Fame Awards show, one person is recognized for their support of the songwriting community with The Darrell K. Royal Patron Award. This year’s recipient is the late Robin Ratliff Shivers, Founder of Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM), longtime philanthropist and enduring supporter of the music community in Austin.

Sunday’s Hall of Fame Awards Show will close out TxHSA’s weekend-long Homecoming celebration, which takes place March 2-3, 2013, and is packed with performances from past inductees, Grammy award nominees and recipients, and renowned songwriters and recording artists.

On Saturday evening, TxHSA will host the Darrell K Royal Songwriters’ Homecoming—a VIP/sponsor party at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum—where Chris Stapleton, Scotty Emerick and Mac McAnally will take the stage for an intimate acoustic performance.

To purchase tickets to the 8th Annual Texas Heritage Songwriters' Hall of Fame Awards Show, visit www.ACL-Live.com.

About Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers
The close family harmonies of Larry, Rudy and Steve Gatlin gave the trio a signature sound that led to country classics like “Houston (Means I’m One Day Closer To You).” The brothers won a GRAMMY Award for their 1976 breakthrough hit, “Broken Lady,” and reached #1 with “I Just Wish You Were Someone I Love” two years later. Along with five career nominations for the ACM Vocal Group, the Gatlin Brothers picked up three 1979 trophies – Single of the Year (“All The Gold In California”), Album of the Year (Straight Ahead) and Male Vocalist of the Year for Larry Gatlin, also a talented songwriter who composed all of the group’s singles. To date, the brothers hold 36 Top 40 Hits to their credit.

For more information on Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers, visit www.gatlinbrothers.com.

About Texas Heritage Songwriters' Association:
Founded in 2005 by 6th-generation Texan Terry Boothe, the Texas Heritage Songwriters Association (TxHSA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring and celebrating Texas songwriters who have played an important role in defining and interpreting Texas’ distinctive culture. Since 2006, TxHSA has been producing an annual public event, the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards Show, which serves as an induction ceremony for that year’s honorees. In addition, TxHSA is involved with both the Center for Texas Music History and the Southwestern Writer’s Collection at Texas State University in supporting young songwriters and further protecting the State’s musical heritage. TxHSA regularly donates a portion of its proceeds to organizations that support Texas musicians and songwriters, including the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM).

For more information, visit www.TexasHeritageSongwriters.com

Brad Paisley To Launch Summer Tour On May 9

Brad Paisley To Launch Summer Tour On May 9


BEAT THIS SUMMER TOUR
Presented By Cracker Barrel

Special Guests Include Chris Young and Lee Brice
NASHVILLE, Tenn. Brad Paisley announced the first leg of his highly anticipated 2013 tour, Beat This Summer Tour presented by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®. The tour kicks off in St. Louis, Mo. on May 9 and will hit over 29 cities in the United States and Canada during the summer months. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® is the title sponsor of the tour. Special guests will be Chris Young and Lee Brice. More information and details of the tour will be announced soon.
Paisley is proud to partner with Live Beyond by donating $1 from each ticket sale. Live Beyond is a Nashville nonprofit with a mission to provide medical care, clean water, nutritional
support and development activities to impoverished communities in Haiti. Go to www.livebeyond.org for more information or to donate.
“Teaming up with Brad Paisley for this tour is exciting for everyone at Cracker Barrel because he is one of the most highly-regarded modern-day entertainers, and his connection with country music fans, our brand, and our guests is such a phenomenal fit,” says Cracker Barrel Marketing Manager Julie
Craig. “The tour integration itself is the largest we’ve ever launched as a brand, and we’re thrilled that the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® exclusive music program is helping to bring this amazing tour experience to thousands of fans."
Paisley is a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer, which has earned him three GRAMMYs, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards including Entertainer of the Year for 2010, 3 ASCAP Country Music Songwriter/Artists awards and numerous other awards. He is a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry. Since his first #1 single in 1999 he has placed 21 singles at the top of the charts, the latest being his current single “Southern Comfort Zone.” Paisley’s upcoming album, Wheelhouse, will be released on April 9. Paisley produced the album and wrote or co-wrote all of the tracks. His 2012 Virtual Reality World Tour played to over one million fans in the U.S. and Europe.
About Chris Young:
2013 is off to a great start with Grammy nominated vocalist Chris Young continuing to accumulate more career milestones. Highlights include recent TV performances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Talk, Katie, and the ACM Awards. He also added his fifth career topping single, PLATINUM and four GOLD RIAA certified singles, plus a GOLD album for his sophomore release, The Man I Want To Be to his accolades. With his rich, warm baritone and penchant for writing relatable, slice-of-life songs, Young, as described by Entertainment Weekly, clearly “has a long, lucrative future ahead of him.” For tour dates and all the latest information on Chris Young, visit http://chrisyoungcountry.com/ and follow
him on Twitter @ChrisYoungMusic.
About Lee Brice:
Brice’s moving single “I Drive Your Truck” is the fastest moving single of his career, currently climbing the Top 15 at country radio. The new track follows two consecutive PLATINUM certified No. one hits “A Woman Like You” and “Hard To Love” off his sophomore release HARD 2 LOVE on Curb Records, which was named one of The New York Time’s Top 10 Albums of 2012 alongside artists including Frank Ocean, Kesha and Taylor Swift. iTunes also handpicked the album as part of their Best of 2012 feature as the “Top Country Breakthrough Album of the Year.” Brice recently received nominations for “New Male Vocalist of the Year” and “Song of the Year” for “A Woman Like You” at the upcoming 48th Annual ACM Awards. For more information, visit www.leebrice.com.
About Cracker Barrel Old Country Store:
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. provides a friendly home-away-from-home in its old country stores and restaurants. Guests are cared for like family while relaxing and enjoying real home-style food and shopping that’s surprisingly
unique, genuinely fun and reminiscent of America’s country heritage…all at a fair price. The restaurant serves up delicious, home-style country food such as meatloaf and homemade chicken n’ dumplins as well as its made-from-scratch biscuits using an old family recipe. The authentic old country retail store is fun to shop and offers unique gifts and self-indulgences.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBRL) was established in 1969 in Lebanon, Tenn. and operates 621 company-owned locations in 42 states. Every Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® location is open seven days a week with hours Sunday through Thursday, 6 a.m. – 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 6 a.m. - 11 p.m. For more information, visit crackerbarrel.com.
About Live Beyond:
Mobile Medical Disaster Relief (MMDR) began as a response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005 with immediate delivery of medical aid and supplies to the affected regions. Since the 2010 Haiti earthquake, MMDR has worked extensively near Port-Au-Prince providing medical care, nutritional support, clean water, and micro-finance. Established as a 501(c)(3) humanitarian organization, MMDR has transitioned its work under a new name, Live Beyond, to reflect a broadened mission as an organization that chooses to Live Beyond ourselves our culture, our borders, and this life so that others can Live Beyond disease, hunger, poverty, and oppression.
Beat This Summer Tour presented by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® dates are as follows:
May 9 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
May 10 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center
May 11 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
May 16 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
May 17 Boston, MA Comcast Center
May 18 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre
May 31 Toronto, ONT Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
June 1 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion
June 2 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts
Center
June 6 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
June 7 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
June 8 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
June 21 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre *
June 22 Tampa, FL Live Nation Amphitheatre *
June 23 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood *
June 28 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live
June 29 Washington, DC Jiffy Lube Live
July 12 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 13 Ft. Loramie, OH Country Concert at Hickory Hills Lake
July 20 Twin Lakes, WI Country Thunder Festival Grounds
July 27 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
July 28 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 1 Denver, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
August 2 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
August 16 Mission, BC Rockin’ River Festival-Mission Raceway Park*
August 17 Brownsville, OR Williamette Country Music Festival *
August 22 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
August 23 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
August 24 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheatre
*Lee Brice is not on this date.
Live Nation is the national tour promoter. For more information log on to www.livenation.com or www.bradpaisley.com for on-sale and up to date information on Beat This Summer Tour presented by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® - dates to be added.

Carrie Underwood's "Blown Away Tour" on TV

AXS TV Presents Carrie Underwood's "Blown Away Tour" For A Live Television Event


“The Blown Away Tour” Live 2013 Will Air Sunday, March 3
Nashville – (February 27, 2013) – Six time GRAMMY winner Carrie Underwood will bring her critically acclaimed “Blown Away Tour” to AXS TV for a LIVE full concert performance from Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California on Sunday, March 3rd. Named the top female country touring artist of 2012, Underwood is currently on the second leg of the highly successful “Blown Away Tour,” which continues through May throughout the U.S., Canada, and across the pond to the UK and Ireland.
“The Blown Away Tour” Live 2013 is not Underwood’s first appearance on AXS TV. The multiple award-winning artist gave the network’s nightly live music news, trends and interview program, AXSLive, an exclusive backstage interview and live look in to “The Blown Away Tour” when it stopped at STAPLES CENTER located in the heart of the network’s home campus, L.A. LIVE. Video: http://youtu.be/hBmlPBv3YTA.
Underwood says, "I've had the opportunity to play in so many wonderful cities and venues on this tour and still have many more to go, but I am so excited that AXS TV has given us the opportunity to be able to share the concert experience live with fans at home. It's going to be a great night!"
"Carrie Underwood and AXS TV share two undeniable traits: a love for live music and passionate country music fans. I am thrilled to personally welcome Carrie to the AXS TV cadre of live LIVE artists. Fans will not be disappointed by the front row seat we give them to The Blown Away Tour on March 3rd," said AXS TV Chairman Mark Cuban.
Concert review critics praised Carrie throughout “The Blown Away Tour’s” 2012 run…
“Carrie Underwood very well may be the most powerful vocalist in all of country music- not just right now, when she’s considered the reigning queen of the genre, but of the last decade or two.”
-Orange County Register
“Underwood is, without question, one of her generation’s most formidable vocalists.”
-Fort Worth Star Telegram
“Underwood showed why she is one of popular music’s most widely celebrated and adored performers with brow-raising notes few can hit, much less consistently sustain. Each note on her range, belted high or softly sung, showed why she was the best in the country and continues to grow.”
-Tulsa World
AXS TV is the premier destination for 100% live concerts on television. With more pure live events than any other network, AXS TV brings fans an unparalleled music experience designed specifically for the AXS TV audience who loves music and believes in being a fan first. LIVE Live artists who have joined AXS TV in providing a one-of-kind music destination to fans include Linkin Park; Aerosmith; 3 Doors Down and Daughtry; R. Kelly; Pitbull; Sara Evans; Bud Light Port Paradise Music Festival featuring Flo Rida, Far East Movement and Wiz Khalifa; Alanis Morrisette; The Warren Haynes Christmas Jam featuring Blind Boys of Alabama, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, The Avett Brothers, Sheryl Crowe, String Cheese Incident and Warren Haynes Band; among many other artists.
Carrie Underwood, who has sold over 15 million albums and has achieved 16 #1 singles, debuted Blown Away at #1 atop Billboard’s Top Country Albums and all-genre Billboard 200 charts. Her fourth studio album, “Blown Away” has been certified RIAA PLATINUM and earned her a 2012 American Music Award for Favorite Country Album. The critically acclaimed and fan-favorite album has also spawned #1 hits with “Good Girl” and the title track, “Blown Away,” which also earned her a sixth GRAMMY award for “Best Country Solo Performance.”
Carrie Underwood “Blown Away Tour” LIVE 2013 Sunday, March 3rd EXCLUSIVELY on AXS TV
11:45pmET / 8:45pmPT
DIRECTV Channel 340
DISH Network Channel 362
AT&T U-Verse Channel 1106
Verizon FiOS Channel 569
For additional affiliate and distributor channel information please visit: www.axs.tv/subscribe
Please visit www.carrieunderwood.fm for up to date information on “The Blown Away Tour.”

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