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We support the Country Music industry and promote country music artists, special events, music venues, concerts, and other promotions. The Lucky Cowboy website strongly supports Country Music and its happenings. The Lucky Cowboy himself is available for personal appearances at special events to promote artists, company products, and services.

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The Lucky Cowboy - biography

Who is that crazy cowboy?

Lucky was born at a very young age in the "Land of Lincoln."  Alton, Illinois, to be exact, is where old Lucky is from. Alton is famous for its celebrities of stage and screen. Remember Robert Wadlow, the tallest man in the world? How about TV star Clint Walker of "Cheyenne" and Butch Calvey the singer? Alton is also where one of the famous Lincoln/Douglas debates took place, and where Bluff City Beer was made. It seems Lucky was just destined to be a famous person.

In his early years, Lucky appeared at the Madison Avenue Corral in Alton as a live DJ for WOKZ radio. He's been a trapeze artist, a motorcycle stunt rider, and even hosted his own carnival. He was a National Indian Chief for the Boy Scouts of America and managed a scout camp. Lucky spent some time in Minnesota where he still has many country fans.

Nowadays, old Lucky is based in Nashville, TN, Music City USA. Here he founded Lucky Cowboy Productions. You might catch him anywhere in Nashville, or somewhere in the rest of the USA promoting country music. He's even been on the Today Show! But you'll always find him wearing his famous forty gallon orange cowboy hat - you can't miss him wherever he goes.

Lucky's favorite song is "I Feel Lucky." His handprints are on the WE Fest "Walk of Fame," and there's even a ceramic bobblehead doll of Lucky. Yep, you can bet old Lucky will continue to be a star in his own right.

Watch out for Lucky as you might just get "Lucky!" Yeeeeeeeeehaw!!! Let's Party Like A Cowboy! LUCKY COWBOY Since 1992

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WELCOME TO LUCKY COWBOY NASHVILLE APR 23, 2014

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NASHVILLE, TENN APRIL 23, 2014 - THE DAY STARTS WITH THE WEATHER - WKRN TV 2
PICTURE PERFECT WEATHER TODAY
SUNNY DAY - GREAT DAY TO GET OUT AND TAN THOSE BOOTS - BRING ON THE SUN!
WED. HIGH: 70° LOW: 47° - THU. HIGH: 81° LOW: 60° - FRI. HIGH: 78° LOW: 58°

Just lay in a sunny spot. It's clear and chilly with wake-up temperatures in the 40s in most spots. Today looks sunny with highs in the low 70s, which is perfectly average for this time of year. Humidity will be lower than yesterday thanks to a northeast breeze. Thursday will be warmer (in the lower 80s) with rain and non-severe storms arriving during the overnight hours. Small hail and gusty winds or 40 to 50 mph can't be ruled out. Friday looks dry and warm, near 80 degrees. Thunderstorms could sneak in from the west by Sunday afternoon or evening. The threat of stronger storms is with us on Monday and Tuesday. Get out and bask in the sun.




2014 COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES ANNOUNCED:
RONNIE MILSAP - MAC WISEMAN - HANK COCHRAN

NASHVILLE, TENN April 22, 2014 - The 2014 Hall of Fame inductees were announced at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Tuesday morning.

Ronnie Milsap is the inductee for the Modern Era category. "I'm so grateful and I'm so honored," he said. Mac Wiseman was named the inductee for the Veteran Era category. "I'm at a loss for words to tell you how important this is to me," Wiseman said. Hank Cochran is the inductee from the Songwriter category. He died at age 74 in 2010. The first recipients of this honor, Jimmie Rodgers, Fred Rose, and Hank Williams, were inducted in 1961.

CMA created the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1961 to recognize individuals for their outstanding contributions to the format with Country Music's highest honor. Inductees are chosen by CMA's Hall of Fame Panels of Electors, which consist of anonymous voters appointed by the CMA Board of Directors. Members are inducted during a special Medallion Ceremony at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in the CMA Theater. During the Medallion Ceremony, friends and colleagues pay tribute to each inductee through words and song. Each inductees' bronze plaque is unveiled that will be on display in the Museum's rotunda.



LUKE BRYAN'S SON "BO" DOES A NUMBER HIMSELF
Luke Bryan's son, Bo, got himself into a little bit of trouble yesterday by deciding to "decorate" dads piano. Luke Tweets: "Bo is in big trouble" "He's scrubbing on it now. Ha.Funny stuff." "Alcohol worked. Man I love alcohol."

CARRIE UNDERWOOD NAMED 'BILLBOARD' MILESTONE AWARD FINALIST
NASHVILLE, TN April 22, 2014 - Carrie Underwood is one of three finalists for the Billboard Music Awards‘ Milestone award (presented by Chevrolet), along with Ellie Goulding and OneRepublic. The fan-voted award honors artists who have “rocked” the Billboard charts in the past year and found ways to connect to fans.

Final round fan voting is now underway through the Billboard Music Awards, which will air live Sunday, May 18 at 7 p.m. CT on ABC. For more information, visit www.billboard.com/milestone.

MILEY CYRUS ISN'T IN KANSAS ANYMORE
Miley Cyrus No Longer in Kansas City but Still Sick and Hospitalized After Postponing Tour.


NASHVILLE, TN April 22, 2014 - The 21-year-old singer, who was hospitalized last Tuesday because of an "absolutely horrible reaction" to medication, is no longer at a Kansas City hospital, a rep for Cyrus confirms to E! News. While the "Wrecking Ball" singer has moved, her rep tells us she is still hospitalized at another undisclosed location.

After being hospitalized last week, Cyrus was forced to postpone the rest of her U.S. Bangerz tour due to the illness. According to a statement on the pop star's website, existing tickets will be honored on the new dates, which include previously canceled and postponed dates, and the European leg of the tour will "go on as planned."

Before being hospitalized last week, Cyrus was forced to cancel her Charlotte, N.C., Kansas, St. Louis and Nashville shows because she was battling major "throat and sinus issues" after getting the flu. Cyrus spent Easter Sunday and 4/20 in her hospital bed. She tweeted, "Happy 420/ Easter! I'll be where I've been the passed week. In bed. Crying. NOT stoned. Wackkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk."

The day before that, Cyrus tweeted that she was feeling a tad better, writing, "my 1st night sleeping all the way thru by myself. no nurses needed now up for breathinggg treatments. PLZ say Im on the road 2 recovery!" Nashville concert date is now August 7. www.mileycyrus.com



PAUL MCCARTNEY 'OUT THERE TOUR' TO PLAY NASHVILLE JUNE 25
NASHVILLE, TENN April 16, 2014 - Beatles fans in Middle Tennessee have something to scream about. Paul McCartney will return to Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on June 25, 2014 as part of his Out There tour. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 25 at ticketmaster.com. Ticket prices range from $29.50 to $254.50. McCartney’s most recent Nashville performance came in 2010. The singer-songwriter also performed at Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in 2013.




THINK SPRING Y'ALL! WE NEED THE SUN, COWGIRLS AND JIM BEAM WHISKEY! It's in the cards.



Have you run into the "Bang This Boys" in downtown Nashville? They are showing up everywhere.


FREE HOMECOMING SHOW - BEN BRILEY AMERICAN IDOL CONTESTANT 2014
Gallatin, Tennessee hometown boy will be playing on the Square in Gallatin on April 24! Hope you can come out for some good music from BEN BRILEY. Showtime 6:30 pm.


BRAD PAISLEYS' WORKING TITLE FOR UPCOMING ALBUM 'RIVER BANK'
NASHVILLE, TENN April 19, 2014 - Brad Paisley debuted his brand-new single, ‘River Bank,’ from his upcoming album, at the ACM Awards. And while the singer hasn’t shared many details about the new set of tunes, he now reveals that he may have a title for his latest project. The West Virginia native says ‘Thoughts From a Bumpkin’ is his working title for the record. “Looking at the world through the eyes of a country singer is an interesting thing,” he explains to Nashville’s Tennessean. “It should be easy to like.”

Paisley grew up close to the Ohio River, and says that his childhood memories of playing in the water still affect his music. “I’ve called myself, for years, a river rat,” he notes. “My best memories with my grandfather are on that body of water, and my dad and learning to ski. It’s kind of like a back-to-basics song, which is really an inner tube and a boat and you’ve got a theme park.”

The 41-year-old says ‘River Bank’ became the inspiration for the rest of the songs on the album.

Brad Paisley New Single: "River Bank"



Just another roadtrip for Lucky Cowboy.



NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE "MUSIC CITY" TOPS THE LISTS
NASHVILLE, TENN March 28, 2014 - Whether it's the music or high tech jobs, the population of Nashville was one of the top five cities that grew faster than in any other major metro area between July 2012 and July 2013, according to data from the Census Bureau. A thriving music industry, a host of big healthcare employers and a burgeoning start-up scene have made Nashville a hotspot for several years.
The city's famed Music Row, with its record companies, music publishers, clubs and guitar shops, is where some of the city's 20,000 music industry jobs can be found.


It's early evening in downtown Nahville, but Broadway will be packed later on with hundreds of music fans.
It’s always fun to take in live music in any town, but in my opinion Nashville is the very best, because it has all types of music and so many venues that are open all day, typically from about eleven in the morning until the wee hours. Instead of waiting until nighttime and going out after dinner, you can simply drop into any of dozens of Nashville Honky Tonks, have a drink and listen to tomorrow’s stars in the late morning, mid-afternoon, before or after dinner, or late night. Most Honky Tonks serve food, so you can do live music for lunch or dinner, 7 days a week. I love this accessibility and flexibility.

Yet, many more of the area's residents work in the much less-glitzy field of healthcare. "About half of all the for-profit hospital beds in the country are administered from Nashville," said Matthew Wiltshire, head of Nashville's department of economic and community development. "Healthcare is a $30 billion industry here." Another big attraction: the reasonable cost of living, which is 14% less than the national average, according to Wiltshire. The building boom downtown Nashville is growing leaps and bounds. New hotels, new honky tonks, new resturants and new businesses in general. COME TO NASHVILLE Y'ALL, WE'RE IN THE TOP 5 CITIES FOR GROWTH. For more information on lodging, dining and attractions, see the city’s official tourism website, VisitMusicCity.com.


TAYLOR SWIFT UPCOMING TOUR SCHEDULE:
05/30 - Red Tour: Shanghai, China
06/01 - Red Tour: Tokyo, Japan
06/04 - Red Tour: Jakarta, Indonesia (Don't look for her at CMA Fest June 5-8)
06/06 - Red Tour: Manila, Philippines
06/09 - Red Tour: Bangkok, Thailand
06/11 - Red Tour: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
06/12 - Red Tour: Singapore
See more at: www.taylorswiftweb.net



LETS FIESTA! TRES de MAYO MAY 3 12PM TO 7PM NASHVILLE RIVERFRONT
Tres de mayo will feature 40+ restaurants and bars in the ultimate Margarita showdown! Guests of this event will have the opportunity to sample margaritas from all participating vendors. Music fiesta style on two stages.


SOUL CIRCUS COWBOYS Tuesday, April 29 at The Rutledge Nashville, TN. www.soulcircuscowboys.com



KEITH URBAN, VINCE GILL ANNOUNCE 'ALL 4 THE HALL' MAY 6 CONCERT ARTISTS
NASHVILLE, TENN March 24, 2014 - A Country Music Hall of Famer, some Grand Ole Opry members, a few CMA Single of Year winners and a handful of today's hottest chart toppers will join Keith Urban and Vince Gill for their annual 'We're All 4 the Hall' benefit concert for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

The show — themed "Songtellers" — is May 6 at Bridgestone Arena. The lineup includes Vince Gill, Keith Urban, Brantley Gilbert, Brett Eldredge, Carrie Underwood, David Nail, Deana Carter, Kacey Musgraves, Kip Moore, Lee Ann Womack with Buddy Miller, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Reba McEntire and Ronnie Milsap plus special guests.

"I think this is going to be an extremely unique and revealing night for everyone." Keith Urban said. Tickets for the event are $35 and $50 and will go on sale 10 a.m. April 4 through Ticketmaster outlets, at www.ticketmaster.com, by calling 1-800-745-3000 and Bridgestone Arena Box Office.



CMA MUSIC FEST 2014 PERFORMERS ANNOUNCED
Lineup Set for Nightly Stadium Concerts at Nashville's LP Field

NASHVILLE, TENN March 20, 2014 - Tickets are long gone for the four sold-out LP Field concerts taking place nightly at this year's CMA Music Festival in Nashville.

CMA's 2014 LP Field lineup includes Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, The Band Perry, Keith Urban, Chris Young and Zac Brown Band, who will all perform at LP Field during the festival's June 5-8 run.

Last month, the Country Music Association announced that tickets to this year's LP Field concerts had sold out in record time - 15 weeks in advance of the festival - but other concert offerings will be found throughout Downtown Nashville during the festival, at venues including the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage, the Bud Light Stage at Bridgestone Arena Plaza, BMI Tailgate Party and more.

CMA's Fan Fair X will also return to the Music City Center, with performances on multiple stages, appearances and Q&A sessions with country stars and the Fan Fair X Marketplace. Tickets to Fan Fair X are $10 per day or $25 for four days. Children 8 and under are admitted free. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster at Ticketmaster.com or the CMA Music Festival Box Office by calling 1-800-CMA-FEST (262-3378.) For more information, visit CMAfest.com.

The nightly stadium concerts will once again be filmed for a national television special on ABC called CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock. This is the 11th consecutive year the event has been filmed for TV. The special will debut next fall.


CLAY WALKER PRESENTS FIFTH ANNUAL CHORDS OF HOPE BENEFIT CONCERT JUNE 3
NASHVILLE, TENN March 24, 2014 - Critically acclaimed recording artist Clay Walker will return to Nashville on Tuesday, June 3rd to host the fifth annual Chords of Hope Benefit Concert at 3rd & Lindsley. The concert, presented by The Big 98 WSIX, sponsored by Pinnacle Financial Partners, and produced by Clay’s charity, Band Against MS (BAMS), will help raise money and awareness for multiple sclerosis (MS) research with proceeds going to the MS Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Performers for the night include Montgomery Gentry and Dustin Lynch. Montgomery Gentry has celebrated over a decade of sold out shows and No. 1 hits while Dustin was named one of Rolling Stone’s ‘Nashville’s New Hit Makers’ and has gone on to sell over one million copies of his debut smash single “Cowboys & Angels.” Doors open at 6:00 PM and the concert begins at 7:00 PM. Tickets are now available through Eventbrite and www.bandagainstms.org.

“Chords of Hope is my chance to raise awareness of MS in the Nashville community and come together with amazing artists to put on a great show,” said Clay. “With Montgomery Gentry and Dustin Lynch’s help, this is sure to be our best one yet!”



A GREAT SHOW TO KICK OFF CMA FEST WEEK. TICKETS NOW ON SALE: www.NashvilleNavyParty.com



GET READY FOR THE GARTH EXPERIENCE. IT'S COMING!



THE WILDHORSE SALOON NASHVILLE CELEBRATES 20 YEARS JUNE 19
LONESTAR - TRICK PONY - RICOHET SCHEDULED TO PERFORM

NASHVILLE, TENN April 19, 2014 — Wildhorse Saloon's 20th Anniversary Event featuring artist who got thier start on the Wildhorse Stage. Lonestar, Trick Pony, Ricochet will be performing June 19. Meet and greet is with Lonestar only. Please arrive early in case its before show. NO cameras or video without media credentials. Doors open at 6pm Show starts at 7:30pm. Under 18 must be accompanied by a parent. Special needs seating will be taken care of at the door on the day of the show. GET YOUR TICKETS - EXPECT A SELL-OUT!
TICKETS:
$75 Reserved seating with meet & Greet.
$27.50 reserved seating main floor or 2nd floor rail
$12.50 general admission all floors (no seats on the 2nd floor rail)
www.wildhorsesaloon.com




Lucky Cowboy Sez: "The sun comes up just to hear me crow about cowgirls."



ONE DIRECTION 'WHERE WE ARE TOUR 2014' TO PLAY NASHVILLE LP FIELD AUGUST 19
NASHVILLE, TENN November 27, 2013 — The European invasion is less than a year away! One Direction will kick off the North American leg of their Where We Are tour on Aug. 1, 2014, the boy band announced on Tuesday, Nov. 26. The concert series kicks off at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, and continues until Oct. 5, when 1D wraps things up at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida. The 21-city tour is being promoted by Live Nation and presented by Nabisco, with additional dates to be announced at a later time. Tickets go on sale Saturday, Dec. 7. Pre-sale tickets go on sale Dec. 3 and are available to Citi card members who RSVP via Facebook. The boys will play LP Field Nashville on August 19.






ANGEL MARY & THE TENNESSEE WEREWOLVES "HOTTEST COUNTRY TRIO" READY TO TURN UP THE VOLUME
Release second single cover of Johnny Cash's “Folsom Prison Blues”

As country’s newest family trio, Angel Mary and the Tennessee Werewolves (AMTW) is no-doubt offering up a rebel yell to the genre. Described by Billboard Magazine as “A rocking country act ready to turn up the volume,” and “poised to move up the ladder and the Billboard country charts,” their unique sound–a blend of old-fashioned Dixie roots, bluegrass picking, and Haggard-styled lyrics–has already commanded the attention of fellow artists, industry tastemakers, and fans alike. VISIT: www.Angelmary.net

Nashville Flipside Presents Angel Mary & The Tennessee Werewolves At The Rutledge




Singers Kacey Musgraves (L) and Katy Perry perform onstage during CMT Crossroads: Katy Perry And Kacey Musgraves at Sony Pictures Studios on April 18, 2014 in Culver City, California. CMT Crossroads: Katy Perry and Kacey Musgraves premireres on CMT June 13th, 2014 at 10pm ET/PT.


Angel Mary & The Tennessee Werewolves made an appearance and performed on Channel 4 TV in Nashville, TN on April 17, 2014



The Mystery Cowboys with Lucky Cowboy at Shady Cove Marina Tiki Bar Castalian Springs, TN April 12, 2014.



Truck Yeah! Lucky Cowboy at Shady Cove Marina Tiki Bar Castalian Springs, TN April 12, 2014.


Ricky Skaggs performs during the grand opening of the expansion of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on April 15, 2014. The celebration was held in the new Event Hall.


Vince Gill performs during the grand opening celebration of the expansion of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on April 15, 2014.


ACM Male Vocalist of the Year Jason Aldean is joined on stage by Singer/Songwriter Colt Ford at Country Thunder USA In Florence, Arizona - Day 4 on April 13, 2014 in Florence, Arizona.




♪♫♪♫ TOP COUNTRY SINGLES APRIL 21, 2014 (Billboard)♪♫♪♫

These are the Top 10 Lucky Cowboy Country Singles now playing radio. The chart is updated weekly based on data from Billboard and country radio. These are top singles on the chart, not albums.
1 JERROD NIEMANN - Drink To That All Night Long
2 BRANTLEY GILBERT - Bottoms Up
3 ERIC CHURCH - Give Me Back My Hometown
4 FLORIDA-GEORGIA LINE - This Is How We Roll
5 RASCAL FLATTS - Rewind
6 THOMAS RHETT - Get Me Some Of That
7 RANDY HOUSER - Goodnight Kiss
8 BRETT ELDREDGE - Beat Of The Music
9 MIRANDA LAMBERT - Automatic
10 LUKE BRYAN - Play It Again



APRIL BIRTHDAYS
APR. 01 HILLARY SCOTT
APR. 05 TROY GENTRY
APR. 06 MERLE HAGGARD
APR. 09 HAL KETCHUM
APR. 12 VINCE GILL
APR. 12 JESSIE JAMES
APR. 14 LORETTA LYNN
APR. 20 MEGAN LINVILLE
APR. 20 WADE HAYES
APR. 22 GLEN CAMPBELL
APR. 30 WILLIE NELSON



IS WALGREENS THE PRESCRIPTION FOR NASHVILLE'S LOWER BROADWAY?
LUCKY COWBOY SEZ: "NO WALGREENS, WE NEED A TOBY KEITH'S I LOVE THIS BAR."


HEY TOBY! YOU BUILT IT AND THEY WILL COME - TOBY KEITH'S MUSIC CITY
NASHVILLE, TENN April 10, 2014 - The possibility of a Walgreens replacing the Trail West boot store on Broadway in downtown Nashville is stirring passionate debate. "As soon as the big chains come in, we start to look like any other town — the authenticity and uniqueness goes away," said Butch Spyridon, CEO of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp.

But Andrea Bledsoe, a resident in The Cumberland apartments and the head of the Nashville Urban Residents Association, sees a 24/7 pharmacy/convenience store filling a critical need for residents.

As the debate rages, however, the move isn't yet a done deal, said Phil Martin, co-chairman of the Downtown District Merchants Association. While a developer still has the property under contract, the latest buzz is that Walgreens may be backing away from the idea, because locating on Broadway isn't economically feasible, given the high costs of land and building. But Nashville broker Richard D. Jones, who secured the potential developer-buyer, countered: "It's full steam ahead for Walgreens."

Gary Gaston, design director with the Civic Design Center, whether a Walgreens would fit in on Lower Broadway depends on how the building is designed. "You're not going to put your traditional Walgreens there – it has to fit into that historic character and overall feeling of the street." Lucky Cowboy says the solution is simple, Nashville needs a Toby Keith's "I Love This Bar & Grill" in that location.

CONTACT TOBY KEITH USA AND TELL THEM WE NEED A TOBY KEITH'S BAR
VISIT TOBYKEITHUSA.COM AND SEE WHAT NASHVILLE IS MISSING:
Click Here: TOBY KEITH'S I LOVE THIS BAR


Toby Keith's bars draw music fans from afar to listen and enjoy great music, food and drink. THAT'S NASHVILLE FOLKS. WE NEED ONE!

Toby Keith's bars are currently in: Mesa Arizona, Auburn Hills MI, Denver COLO, Foxbrough MA, St. Louis Park MN, Cincinnati OH, Rancho Cucamonga CA, Orange Beach AL, Folsom, CA, Rosemont IL, Woodbridge VA, Newport News VA, Syracuse NY, Peoria AZ, Houston, TX and new locations coming soon to Boise, ID, Oxnard, CA, Orlando, FL, City North PHOENIX and New Orleans, LA. But, no Nashville yet?

NASHVILLE COUNTRY NEWS Updated 04/23/14

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WE'RE ALWAYS CROWING ABOUT SOMETHING. WE'RE COUNTRY FRESH and COUNTRYFRIED! MEMBER OF THE NASHVILLE PRESS.

WE GOT COLD BEER, COWGIRLS, COUNTRY MUSIC STARS AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!
Our web site is always country fresh with country stars news, country music, special events, tours, Nashville happenings and bold photos. We print the photos big so you can really see your stars up close. We're always updating (we don't sleep) to give you the best country entertainment on the web. Now, with over 300,000 hits per week. Bookmark us and have a Jim Beam & Cola. GET UR' COUNTRY ON!

FRESH COUNTRY NEWS DAILY!
Drop us a line or photo, we'd love to hear from you. If we print your photo or email, we'll send you a "Lucky" tee shirt and a "Lucky" photo collector card. Heck, their worth a buck on Ebay. When in Nashville stop by for a kup of koffee and alot of bull.

HOOT AN'A HOLLER
AND KICK YER' BOOTS OFF!

Craving some southern barbeque, sweet tea and some hot country music? Well put on your cowboy hat and boots, say howdy to Music City's only Lucky Cowboy. Southern hospitality and all the country music stuff you can handle.

RED RED RED RED RED RED RED RED ED RED REDNECK
Yeah the boys 'round here...Aw heck
Red red red red red red red red red red redneck

So ya’ll come on down to Nashville, get roped up and get ready to meet Lucky Cowboy. We'll have a barrel of fun. This is where country grows. We'll rodeo till the cows come home, then stop for some bisquits and gravy at Loveless Cafe. Truck Yeah!



BARRY GIBB SELLS JOHNNY CASH PROPERTY FOR $2 MILLION
NASHVILLE, TENN April 23, 2014 - Barry Gibb and wife Linda have sold the Hendersonville property that Johnny Cash and June Carter owned for more than 40 years, according to The Tennessean. Lakehouse Holdings purchased the property, located at 200 Caudill Drive, for $2 million, according to the Sumner Country Register of Deeds. The property includes four lots on Old Hickory Lake. The Gibbs purchased the land for $2.3 million in 2006, along with the seven-bedroom home built in 1968 that resided on the property. Both Carter and Cash lived at the property until their deaths in 2003.


Johnny Cash was at his "nature house" on Old Hickory Lake near Hendersonville, Tenn. Cash was having a few beers with architect Braxton Dixon at the site and Cash asked "What in the world is that?" Dixon, who built the house for himself, answered "It's mine." Cash said, "No, it's mine!"



MALAYSIA April 23, 2014 - Cornetto of Wall's Ice Cream has released the limited edition Taylor Swift Blackforest Red Ice Cream to mark its sponsorship of the seven-time Grammy winner's The Red Tour Concert. The limited edition ice cream is a journey of tastes and textures, from creamy red rosettes and chocolate flakes to delicious chocolate ice cream with raspberry sauce.

Created for Swift's June 11 concert here, the packaging features the singer and songwriter's signature and image on the lid in six designs. The ice cream is available at $1.10 in retail outlets including convenience stores, petrol marts and mini markets.

Cornetto is giving customers a chance to get up close with Swift via a consumer contest. Top prizes include tickets to the concert. There are five pairs of Meet And Greet passes and Pit Standing Tickets, five Autographed Baby Taylor Swift Guitars, 50 pairs of Pit Standing Tickets, five pairs of Back Stage Passes and Red Zone Tickets, and 30 pairs of Red Zone Tickets. Other prizes include autographed Red Taylor Swift CDs, Cornetto Red headsets, Taylor Swift T-shirts, Taylor Swift Red Cornetto caps, Taylor Swift iPhone 5 covers and Cornetto key chains.

2014 R.O.P.E. BRUNCH/SHOW JUNE 4
NASHVILLE, TENN April 23, 2014 - The 2014 R.O.P.E. Brunch/Show will take place Wednesday, June 4. Fans can join several Country music legends for brunch and a meet and greet session. Hosted by R.O.P.E. (Reunion of Professional Entertainers), artists featured include Bill Anderson, Razzy Bailey, Baillie & The Boys, Jim Ed Brown, Tommy Cash, David Church, Jim Glaser, Marty Haggard, George Hamilton, IV, Jan Howard, Dickey Lee, Bobby Lewis, Charlie McCoy, Moore & Moore, Jimmy C. Newman, Bobby G. Rice, Rattlesnake Annie, Lulu Roman, Jean Shepard, Jeannie Seely, Dianne Sherrill, Jenny Tolman, Jett Williams, Leona Williams, and newly named Country Music Hall of Fame 2014 inductee Mac Wiseman. The event will take place from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Al Menah Shrine Temple, located at 1354 Brick Church Pike in Nashville.

Tickets are $35.00 per adult and $15.00 for children ages 6-12. Reservations for the brunch should be made by May 29. Checks and money orders can be sent to P.O. Box 2048, Madison, TN, 37116.

SKIPSTONE PICTURES/RISEN MEDIA TO PREMIERE LATEST FILM ENTITLED
“LIKE A COUNTRY SONG” FEATURING BILLY RAY CYRUS IN MUSIC CITY, USA
• Red Carpet Event Scheduled For Thursday, June 5, 2014
• Film Opens In Limited Release Friday, June 6
• Billy Ray Cyrus live at the Hard Rock Café outdoor stage June 6 5:30pm.


“LIKE A COUNTRY SONG” FEATURING BILLY RAY CYRUS
NASHVILLE, TENN April 21, 2014 — Los Angeles film and production companies, SkipStone Pictures and Risen Media, celebrate the presentation of its newest independent film entitled “Like A Country Song”--featuring the multi Grammy-nominated, American country and rock musician, songwriter and actor, Billy Ray Cyrus. The official motion picture premiere is scheduled to take place during “country music’s biggest week” (CMA Fest-2014) on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at the Regal Cinema (3815 Green Hills Village Dr.) in Nashville, TN. The evening will commence with a cast/celebrity red carpet event at 6:00 PM; the film is scheduled to screen at 7:30PM. Billy Ray Cyrus is poised to make a special appearance at Nashville’s world premiere event, joined by the starring cast and music and film executives, to walk to the red carpet before media, fans and film enthusiasts.

Celebrity guests/country music stars who have demonstrated early support and confirmed their red carpet participation/premiere attendance include: Jamie O’Neal (“When I Think About Angels”/“There Is No Arizona”), Joe Nichols (“Sunny and 75”/“Tequila Makes Her Take Her Clothes Off”), Collin Raye (“Love, Me”/“I Can Still Feel You”) Jana Kramer and Jennifer Wayne.

The “Like A Country Song” premiere is scheduled to debut in Nashville on Thursday, June 5, 2014 and will be featured in select theaters in Music City and around the nation beginning Friday, June 6, as official. The film will be available in Walmart, via Redbox, Netflix and On Demand following the theater schedule. Billy Ray Cyrus will cap off the momentous “Like A Country Song” celebration with a live performance at the Hard Rock Café outdoor stage in downtown Nashville (100 Broadway) on Friday, June 6 at 5:30PM during CMA Fest week.

COUNTRY SINGER KEVIN SHARP DIES AT 43
FAIR OAKS, CALIF. April 21, 2014 (AP) — Kevin Sharp, a country music singer who recorded multiple chart-topping songs and survived a well-publicized battle with cancer, has died. He was 43. Sharp died at his mother's Fair Oaks, Calif., home Saturday of complications from past stomach surgeries and digestive issues.

Sharp gained fame with the release of "Nobody Knows," a single on his 1996 debut album, "Measure of a Man." He released two other albums, "Love Is" in 1998 and "Make A Wish" in 2005.

Born in 1970 in Redding, Calif., Sharp was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, as a high school senior. He overcame it after two years of chemotherapy and radiation.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation granted Sharp's wish to meet Grammy Award-winning music producer David Foster, who gave him tips to help jump-start his career.

Sharp also became a motivational speaker, a spokesman for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and wrote "Tragedy's Gift," a 2004 book about fighting cancer.
According to Mr. Sharp's website, a Nashville memorial service is being planned, but no details have yet been announced. Sharp's family requests that memorial donations be made to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.



THE BOSS PLAYED BRIDGESTONE ARENA AND HE WAS "BORN TO RUN."
NASHVILLE, TENN April 18, 2014 - Bruce Springsteen sat on the stage at Bridgestone Arena Thursday night, flipping through a stack of posterboard and paper scraps. They were handwritten signs made by members of his Nashville audience, which Springsteen had personally collected as said audience carried him from the middle of the arena to the lip of the stage — all while he sang along to his hit "Hungry Heart."


Scrawled on these signs were song requests, declarations of love for Bruce and members of his band, and boasts of just how far they'd traveled to see what was almost certainly not their first Springsteen show. But another sign — with a simple question — caught his eye. "Is 48 too old to dance?" Springsteen read the sign out loud, and didn't wait a moment to answer. "No! It's not."

Proof of that was found all over Bridgestone Arena on Thursday during the New Jersey rock veteran's first Nashville concert in nearly five years. Most obviously, there was the 64-year-old force of nature at center stage, sweating - but never flagging - through a three-hour set filled with fist-raising anthems.


2015 50th ACM AWARDS IN TEXAS SELLS OUT IN 18 MINUTES
NASHVILLE, TENN April 16, 2014 - Eighteen minutes! That's how long it took country music fans on Tuesday to snap up all 70,000 tickets for next year's 50th anniversary of the Academy of Country Music Awards and ACM Party for a Cause: 50 Years of Music & Memories. The awards show is set for an April 19, 2015, show at AT&T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys, in Arlington, Texas. Party for a Cause is April 17-18, 2015, at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. The awards show and its surrounding activities typically take place in Las Vegas, but plans were announced earlier this month during the 49th annual ACM Awards for a move to Texas next year in honor of the show's 50th anniversary. Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan will return as hosts of the ACM Awards in 2015. More tickets may become available closer to show time. For updates on ticket availability, sign up for the ACM A-List at www.ACMcountry.com. For more information on the show's 50th anniversary, visit www.ACMawards50.com.


RECORD STORE DAY CELEBRATED IN SYLE WITH BACK TO VINYL
Vinyl on the Way From Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Gram Parsons, Others


NASHVILLE, TENN April 20, 2014 - Record Store Day's seventh annual celebration of independent record stores took place Saturday (April 19) and, once again, the event was commemorated in style.

Hundreds of unique, limited edition vinyl releases have been thought up, pressed up and will be snatched up by music fans and vinyl enthusiasts alike. Whether it's a brand new offering or a reissue that has been out-of-print for decades, Record Store Day has a little something for everyone.

While some may question the validity of vinyl in a digital delivery world, the numbers tell a different story. Last year marked the sixth year in a row that vinyl sales topped their previous highest totals -- with a 32 percent increase from 2012 to 2013 alone. For a visual depiction of the boom, look no further consumers around the globe were waiting in line before their stores even open.

While Record Store Day releases are available for a variety of tastes and preferences, here is a classic country offering fans might like to pick up from their local record store.

Johnny Cash, With His Hot and Blue Guitar
This is Cash's debut full-length album from 1957, originally released two years after he recorded his very first single for Sun Records. Not only was it Cash's first LP, it was the first LP for Sun Records, as well, as they had previously only released singles. This historic album is being reissued on title-appropriate blue vinyl.

FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA TO APPEAR ON ABC 'NASHVILLE'
WASHINGTON (AP) April 20, 2014 — Michelle Obama is going a little bit country. The first lady's office says she'll appear on the May 7 episode of the ABC country music drama "Nashville." The episode is titled "All Or Nothing With Me" and is set at Fort Campbell. The appearance is for the third anniversary of their nationwide initiative to support military families, called Joining Forces. The first lady's appearance on "Nashville," by video, is also for Joining Forces.

TAYLOR SWIFT: IS SHE TOO SKINNY? SOME THINK SO AND WORRY ABOUT HER


Taylor Swift heads out shopping in NYC April 18, 2014.
NASHVILLE, TENN April 19, 2014 - Taylor Swift could be entering the danger zone with her weight. The singer — who is known to flaunt her twig-like legs on trips to and from the gym — is drawing concerned responses from fans.

“Taylor Swift is getting way too skinny,” user@AudreyLucilewrote on April 14.
“I hope you’re not starving yourself to keep your waist skinny,” another fan chimed in, as another urged her to “eat McDonalds, girl!”

According to one leading doctor, the fans have reason to be concerned, RadarOnline reported. “Taylor still appears to be within her healthy weight range, however she is right on the lower end of the scale now. I wouldn’t want to see her losing anymore weight,” said accredited nutritionist Melanie McGrice.

“The World Health Organization defines anyone with a Body Mass Index of less than 17.5 as ‘too skinny’ as it can lead to increased risk of osteoporosis, nutritional deficiencies, bowel conditions and malnutrition,” she added.

With Swift serving as a role model, registered dietician and nutritionist Dr. Susan Mitchell (who has not treated Swift either) worries that femme fans may resort to extreme measures to be thin like their idol. “(Fans) want to emulate celebrities and try to look like them even when their body shape is not meant to,” Dr. Mitchell said.

“Society … sends a message that you are not cool unless you look a certain way: very thin. Many young women become so obsessed with their weight and looks that it ultimately leads to disordered eating of some type which can then affect their bodies and health for years to come.”

TAYLOR'S BIG HEART IN NEW YORK CITY

Taylor Swift has a big heart — and she’s literally wearing it on her sleeve! Taylor rocked a casual outfit April 16, stepping out of her NYC apartment in a stylish look we can’t get enough of. The star’s patterned sweater warmed our hearts and we just had to find out where to buy it! Talbot’s Heart Intarsia Sweater and it's only $59.99.

TAYLOR SPARKS SALES SPIKE AT TALBOTS
It appears there is a 'Taylor Effect' to rival the Duchess of Cambridge's 'Kate Effect'. Within 48 hours, stocks of the top were seriously depleted. At the time of publication, just the petite fit in sizes small and medium were left online. A representative for Talbots could not release exact sales figures, but revealed that the sweater has been flying off shelves in stores as well as online.


GLEN CAMPBELL MOVED TO HEALTH CARE FACILITY
NASHVILLE, TENN April 18, 2014 - Glen Campbell has been moved into a health care facility following a three-year battle with Alzheimer's disease, People magazine reports. "He was moved to an Alzheimer's facility last week," a family friend told the magazine. "I'm not sure what the permanent plan is for him yet. We'll know more next week."

The 78-year-old Country Music Hall of Fame member confirmed his diagnosis in 2011 and embarked on a farewell tour that ended in 2012. He released a new album, See You There, in December. In announcing the diagnosis, Campbell and his wife wanted fans to understand his medical condition before the tour began. Despite occasional problems reading the song lyrics from an onstage video monitor, the shows were spirited and upbeat, and he was in excellent form as a guitarist.

He and his family were recently honored with the Alzheimer's Association first-ever Glen Campbell Courage Award during ceremonies in Los Angeles. The award recognizes their personal bravery for sharing their story with the public and calling attention to the disease.

His final tour was filmed for Glen Campbell ... I'll Be Me, a documentary debuting Friday (April 18) at the 2014 Nashville Film Festival. The film features footage of Campbell, his wife and their three adult children as they dealt with the effects of the disease while traveling together.

NEW VIRGIN HOTEL TO OPEN ON MUSIC ROW IN 2016
Virgin Hotels, part of the brand established by billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson, will open its third U.S. property in Nashville. The address will be One Music Row.

NASHVILLE, TENN April 18, 2014 - Virgin Hotels announced plans Thursday to open a new hotel in Nashville. The new hotel, which will be located on One Music Row, is expected to open in 2016. “Virgin Hotels will be our first venture in Nashville, and we’ll look at other opportunities for our US and international customers to enjoy the southern hospitality that Nashville is known for,” British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson said in a release. The high-end hotel will include 240 guest rooms and a spa, retail, meeting spaces and a private recording studio for travelers and locals. Virgin Hotels will also open a new location in Chicago’s Loop District later this fall. Other U.S. locations are expected.



SONY MASTERWORKS AND DOLLY PARTON CELEBRATE RECORD STORE DAY 2014. RELEASE OF A LIMITED EDITION BLUE VINYL FEATURING 2 TRACKS FROM NEW CD 'BLUE SMOKE'
NEW YORK, NY. (April 15, 2014) – Sony Masterworks and internationally-renowned superstar Dolly Parton celebrate Record Store Day on Saturday, April 19, with the release of a limited 7-inch vinyl. The blue vinyl features two tracks from Parton’s upcoming album Blue Smoke - “Blue Smoke” and “Home.”

Blue Smoke will be released by Sony Masterworks and Dolly Records on May 13, 2014. It is available for pre-order now. The album includes 12 bluegrass and country songs including covers of Bob Dylan and Bon Jovi classics, and duets with Willie Nelson and Kenny Rogers. Blue Smoke marks the first release of new music from Parton since 2011.

Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1000 independently owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally. This is a day for the people who make up the world of the record store - the staff, the customers, and the artists - to come together and celebrate the unique culture of a record store and the special role these independently owned stores play in their communities. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists in the United States and in various countries across the globe make special appearances and performances. Guess you'll have to buy a record player again y'all.

Sony Music Masterworks comprises the Masterworks, Sony Classical, OKeh, Portrait, Masterworks Broadway and Flying Buddha imprints. For email updates and information please visit www.SonyMasterworks.com. For more information on Dolly Parton please visit: www.dollypartonentertainment.com

ERIC CHURCH TO RELEASE 'THE OUTSIDERS' ON VINYL
NASHVILLE, TENN April 18, 2014 - EMI Records Nashville recording artist Eric Church will release a double gatefold vinyl version of his album The Outsiders on Saturday, April 19, in recognition of National Record Store Day. The vinyl package will also include an exclusive album poster. This is Church’s second vinyl project in honor of National Record Store Day; last year, he released a vinyl version of his live album, Caught in the Act: Live.

ZAC BROWN BAND ADDS NEW MEMBER - ANNOUNCES TOUR
Zac Brown Band kicks off The Great American Road Trip Tour in May, introducing ZBB’s new, eighth member Matt Mangano on bass. The tour will launch May 24 in Lincoln, Neb., and run through Aug. 15. Kacey Musgraves will join Zac Brown Band as support on four dates this summer. Musgraves previously performed at the band’s Southern Ground Music & Food Festival in 2013.

Zac Brown Band recently sold out a two-night stand at Fenway Park without any support acts — a feat only accomplished by four other bands (Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band, The Police and The Rolling Stones). For tour dates and cities visit: www.zacbrownband.com


LUKE BRYAN TO PERFORM ON THE BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS MAY 18
NASHVILLE, TENN April 15, 2014 - Luke Bryan is in the first group of artists to be announced as performers at the Billboard Music Awards. Other performers include Jason Derulo, Imagine Dragons, John Legend and OneRepublic. The Billboard Music Awards will air live from Las Vegas on May 18 at 8/7c on NBC. Luke is a finalist in six categories, including the all-genre Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Country Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top Country Album and Top Country Song twice, once for his hit “Crash My Party,” and again for “That’s My Kind Of Night.” The full list of finalists can be found at www.Billboard.com.


ED SHEERAN TO HEADLINE BRIDGESTONE ARENA SEPT. 13
NASHVILLE, TENN April 15, 2014 - English singer/songwriter and recent Nashville transplant Ed Sheeran revealed his first headlining arena tour in the United States today. Nashville's Bridgestone Arena made the list. Sheeran, who played the venue last September while opening for his friend, country/pop superstar Taylor Swift, will return to Bridgestone in the top spot on Sept. 13.
Sheeran was the musical guest this past weekend on "Saturday Night Live," on which Nashville's Swift made a cameo. On Sunday, Swift posted a collage of photos of them together at the show on Instagram, writing "PROUD FRIEND ALERT."
Ticketing information — including pricing and on-sale dates — for Sheeran's Bridgestone show is not yet available. Sheeran's second album "X" will be in stores in June.

THE NEW ADDITION OF COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME IS A MUST SEE
NASHVILLE, TENN April 12, 2014 - Downtown Nashville's revitalization had certainly gotten rolling — with the opening of the Nashville Arena (now Bridgestone), the revival of Ryman Auditorium and other efforts — but at the museum's spot, south of Broadway between Fourth and Fifth avenues, there was plenty of room for growth.


Museum's new gallery includes a replica of Taylor Swift's tour bus with an interactive recording studio.
The Taylor Swift Education Center is allowing the museum to welcome its largest groups of Metro Nashville public school students to date in the museum's new 800-seat theater.

On Tuesday it will celebrate the official opening of the final wings of its 210,000-square-foot expansion, concluding a massive $100 million project that's more than doubled the museum's size and connected it with the new Omni Nashville Hotel.

FREE CONCERT CELEBRATION WITH VINCE GILL & MORE APR 15
To celebrate the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's completed expansion project, Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, Lee Ann Womack and Buddy Miller are among the country favorites set to perform Tuesday afternoon (April 15) inside the museum in the 6th Floor Event Hall Space. The free concert will start at 1:15 p.m.

CARRIE UNDERWOOD & MORE PERFORMS AT ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY

(L-R) Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Nicks, Sheryl Crow and Carrie Underwood perform onstage at the 29th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on April 10, 2014 in New York City.


TAYLOR SWIFT SURPRISES FAN AT BRIDAL SHOWER IN OHIO
NASHVILLE, TENN April 14, 2014 - Taylor Swift surprised one of her fans on Sunday morning (Apr 13) when she stopped by her bridal shower in Ohio. Hours after the country superstar made an unexpected cameo on U.S. sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live in New York City, Swift headed to the pre-wedding bash for superfan Gena. Swift had promised to go to her fan's bridal shower since she is unable to attend the wedding in May. Gena wrote on Twitter, "I had no idea Taylor was coming it was a complete surprise. She's an incredible person and amazing friend... Thank you for making today even more special... You went above & bring my wildest dreams. I can't thank you enough." Gena, who struck up a friendship with Swift after following her career for several years, posted a series of photographs with her idol, who also happily posed with other party guests. The fan went on to share snaps of Swift's gifts to her, including a collection of kitchen items and a hand-painted piece of art from the Grammy winner, which features watercolor hearts and lyrics from her hit song It's A Love Song.


MEET YOU IN TEXAS. . .FOR COUNTRY MUSIC’S PARTY OF THE YEAR®!
TICKETS FOR THE 50TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS & EVENTS
PRESALE TODAY, APRIL 10, 2014

NASHVILLE, TENN April 10, 2014 - Superstars Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan will co-host the 50TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, honoring country music’s finest, to be broadcast LIVE from the home of the Dallas Cowboys - AT&T Stadium – in Arlington, Texas. More than 55,000 fans will fill the stadium to celebrate 50 years of music and memories on Sunday, April 19, 2015. This is a celebration you DON’T want to miss! In fact, you’ll want to stay a few more days for all the fun we have planned.

Tickets will also be available for one of the most exciting anniversary parties ever held - ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE: 50 YEARS OF MUSIC & MEMORIES. The two-day outdoor music concert featuring country’s top hit makers will be held April 17-18, 2015, at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas (home of the Texas Rangers). The event will once again feature LIVE country music performances from some of the biggest stars in the business, along with interactive games and a country marketplace – plus much, much more to be announced. We’ll be announcing talent the entire year leading up to the shows – you don’t want to miss this party!

TICKETS: The exclusive ACM A-List presale for tickets starts at 10:00 a.m. Central Time TODAY, April 10, 2014 and will continue through Monday, April 14, 2014, or while inventory lasts.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON TICKET PACKAGES AND HOTELS, VISIT www.ACMAwards50.com

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HUNTER HAYS TO ATTEMPT 10 SHOWS, 10 CITIES IN 24 HOURS
24 HOUR ROAD RACE FOR HUNGER

NASHVILLE, TENN March 13, 2014 - Boy, now that's a whole new way to do a 'road trip.' Country singer Hunter Hayes has announced that he's going to try to break the Guinness world record for the most shows played in 24 hours. Currently, The Flaming Lips holds the record with eight. Hayes is going for 10 shows in 10 cities.

But he’s not doing it just for the sake of it, he’s going for the record in order to raise awareness about child hunger. The “tour,” called Hunter Hayes’ 24 Hour Road Race to End Child Hunger, kicks off at 8 a.m. Eastern on May 9 in New York City on “Good Morning America.” The last show, in Philadelphia, will be at 5 a.m. May 10.

Since 2012, Hayes has been working with the ConAgra on Child Hunger Ends Here program. In an interview with the New York Times, Hayes says "was astonished by the statistics" from Feeding America that more than one in five American children "aren't sure where their next meal is coming from. Awareness is key with something like this, but just as important is that everyone can pitch in to make this story a better story -- and how easy it is for us to help."

Due to time restrictions, he'll only perform on the East Coast. But he'll spread the love to the rest of the country on his "We're Not Invisible" tour, kicking off March 20 in Pikeville, Ky., and wrapping up on May 31 in Estero, Fla. He'll have a six-day break between his Invisible tour and Road Race challenge and 19 days off after his marathon, before he picks up the guitar again.

Hunter Hayes’ 24 Hour Road Race Stops:
MAY 9
8:00 a.m. - New York City, Good Morning America
9:15 a.m. - Boston, Paradise Rock Club
11:30 a.m.- Worcester, Mass., Palladium Upstairs (acoustic show)
1:45 p.m. - Providence, Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
4:15 p.m. - New London, Conn., Garde Arts Center
6:45 p.m. - New Haven, Conn., Toad's Place
9:00 p.m. - Stamford, Conn., Palace Theatre
11:30 p.m.- South Orange, N.J., South Orange Performing Arts Center
MAY 10
2:00 a.m. - Asbury Park, N.J., The Stone Pony (acoustic show)
5:00 a.m. - Philadelphia, Trocadero




GEORGE STRAIT WINS ACM ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Singer/songwriter George Strait poses in the press room with the Entertainer of the Year award during the 49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

KEITH URBAN, MIRANDA LAMBERT EACH TAKE HOME THREE ACM AWARDS;
GEORGE STRAIT WINS ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

LAS VEGAS March 7, 2014 - George Strait won his second entertainer of the year — 25 years after he won his first — and Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban teamed up to earn top honors Sunday night at a jam-packed Academy of Country Music Awards that had a little something for everyone.

Strait's victory was not unexpected. The 61-year-old is a few months from retiring from the road and won the same trophy at the rival Country Music Association Awards five months ago. But the ACMs entertainer award is fan-voted and some wondered if Strait's older fan base might vote. "I've always said I have the best fans in the world," Strait told the crowd. "I heard this was a fan-voted thing, so I rest my case."

No one will begrudge Strait the win, including co-hosts Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, who were also nominated in the category with Lambert and Taylor Swift. "Our hero," Shelton said in a genuine moment. "Our hero won tonight!"

Miranda Lambert teamed with Urban to win vocal event of the year for their "We Were Us" collaboration, for which Urban won trophies as producer and performer. Urban won video of the year with Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift for "Highway Don't Care." The three wins Sunday night gave Lambert 18 trophies at the ACM Awards since she first won best new female artist in 2006.


MIRANDA LAMBERT BEST ACM FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Singer Miranda Lambert poses in the press room with the Best Female Vocalist award during the 49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.


JASON ALDEAN BEST ACM MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Musician Jason Aldean poses in the press room with the Male Vocalist Of The Year award during the 49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Musicians Neil Perry, Kimberly Perry and Reid Perry pose in the press room with the Best Vocal Group award during the 49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.


The Band Perry perform onstage during the Opening of the 49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Brad Paisley debut his new single "River Bank" with a pre taped segment that was shot at the MGM pool on Friday for the ACM Awards Show that includes him singing on stage surrounded by fans in bathing suit cheering him on from the pool. Friday April 4, 2014, in Las Vegas, NV.



THE 2014 ACM AWARDS - AND THE WINNERS ARE......
NASHVILLE, TENN April 7, 2014 - Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift and Miranda Lambert are among the early winners at the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. The video and vocal event winners were announced on the red carpet prior to Sunday night's (April 6) awards show.

George Strait was named entertainer of the year, an honor he accepted in 1989. Musgraves nabbed album of the year honors for her debut Same Trailer Different Park.


Miranda Lambert won in three categories Sunday night (April 6) at the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas while legend George Strait and newcomer Kacey Musgraves recorded milestones in their respective careers. In addition to winning the female vocalist award, Lambert's "Mama's Broken Heart" was named single record of the year. "We Were Us," her collaboration with Keith Urban, was chosen vocal event of the year.

"I cannot believe it," Lambert said of her female vocalist win. "I really didn't expect it. I was just hanging out with Trisha Yearwood back there. Holy crap! "And I was standing next to Sheryl Crow -- a complete and utter rock star. And Kacey Musgraves, I grew up with her. She wrote the single of the year ("Mama's Broken Heart") this year. Carrie Underwood is my buddy, y'all, and she's a phenomenon. I can't believe it. I'm so grateful and thankful and humbled."

NOTE: THE 2015 50th ACM AWARDS WILL BE HELD AT DALLAS COWBOYS STADIUM
At the top of the program, it was announced that in 2015, the 50th Anniversary Academy of Country Music Awards will be held at the AT&T Stadium (formerly known as Cowboys Stadium) in Dallas, Texas.


Singer/songwriter George Strait (L), winner of the Entertainer of the Year award and Dallas Cowboys Owner/President/General Manager Jerry Jones pose in the press room with during the 49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

AND THE BIG WINNERS ARE:

Video of the Year: "Highway Don't Care," Tim McGraw featuring Taylor Swift and Keith Urban

Vocal Event of the Year: "We Were Us," Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert

Vocal Duo of the Year: Florida Georgia Line

New Artist of the Year: Justin Moore

Single Record of the Year: "Mama's Broken Heart," Miranda Lambert

Song of the Year: "I Drive Your Truck," Lee Brice; songwriters Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington and Jimmy Yeary

Male Vocalist of the Year: Jason Aldean

Vocal Group of the Year: The Band Perry

Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert

Album of the Year: Same Trailer Different Park, Kacey Musgraves; producers Luke Laird and Shane McAnally

Entertainer of the Year: George Strait



MERLE HAGGARD ACCEPTS ACM CRYSTAL MILESTONE AWARD
In one of the most memorable moments of the 49th annual ACM Awards, Merle Haggard was serenaded by George Strait and Miranda Lambert with Garth Brooks waiting in the wings.


Singer/songwriter Merle Haggard (R) accepts the ACM Crystal Milestone Award from (L-R) singer/songwriters Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert and George Strait onstage during the 49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Haggard was honored Sunday night (April 6) with the ACM Crystal Milestone Award to recognize his 50th year in country music. The living legend scored his first national Top 20 hit with "Sing a Sad Song" on Tally Records in 1964 and went on to accept 20 ACM awards over his career, including the first-ever ACM entertainer of the year award.

Stepping out first to introduce the tribute, Brooks remarked that Haggard had been a particular favorite of his father's and, as a result, one of his, as well. "He had an unmistakable sound that was straight out of Bakersfield, Calif.," Brooks said. "You know I have to be talking about Merle Haggard, the recipient of tonight's Crystal Milestone Award.

"It's no news to anybody that Haggard has always been an outsider. He's a one-of-a-kind creative force that transcends any category, and the good times are not over at all. He's still making some of the most compelling music over his five-decade career."

After the performances, Brooks called Haggard to the stage to accept his award, reminding everyone that Sunday was also Haggard's 77th birthday. As Haggard made his way down the aisle, Brooks, Strait and Lambert led the whole audience in singing "Happy Birthday."

Once he arrived onstage, Haggard kept his remarks brief but gracious.
"Thank you very much," Haggard said, dressed in a classic black suit and hat. "I'm a little taller than this," he quipped, adjusting his microphone. "Country music's been great to me all my life, and it's great again tonight. Thank you, everybody, for your participation in one of my most eventful evenings. This was a good evening. Thank you."

TOBY KEITH SURPRISED BY HONOR AT 'SALUTE TO THE TROOPS'

Musician Toby Keith performs onstage during ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute To The Troops at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 7, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

LAS VEGAS April 8, 2014 – Toby Keith thought he was just showing up to perform during the television taping for “ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops” on Monday night at MGM Grand’s Garden Arena in Las Vegas. While that was true, there were also troops on hand to honor Keith.


Marine Lt. Col. Mike Corrado (L) and musician Toby Keith perform onstage during ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute To The Troops at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 7, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

At the end of the more than three-hour program, Keith sang his final song, “American Soldier,” and turned to thank and shake hands with the military personnel on stage. He stood at the end of the line while a military officer and executive with the USO took the microphone. They explained that Keith had played 200 shows and entertained more than 250,000 men and women in uniform and their families. They announced Keith was being presented the Spirit of the USO Award, and Keith jerked around in surprise.

“That caught me off guard,” the singer said. “I saw a need and a void the great Bob Hope left behind, and no one was filling it, but as hard as Big Dog Daddy tried, I couldn’t bring Marilyn Monroe.”

Other performers included Tim Mcgraw, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan,Dierks Bentley, Rascal Flatts, Lee Brice, Toby Keith, Band Perry, Lady Antebellum with Marine Corps Capt. John Ed Auer and Marine Corps Capt. Matt Smith on “Compass,” Florida Georgia Line on “People Back Home,” George Strait and Merle Haggard on “The Fightin’ Side of Me,” and Keith Urban, who sang with Navy sonar technician Destiny Mills Coates on “For You.”

Fans can watch Keith be presented the award when “ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops” airs on television at 8 p.m. May 20 on CBS.

COUNTRY ARTISTS NOMINATED FOR BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS
NASHVILLE, TENN April 10, 2014 - Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Taylor Swift, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Garth Brooks and Alan Jackson are among the Nashville entertainers nominated for the Billboard Music Awards.

The awards will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18, on ABC from 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET.

ERIC CHURCH WELCOMES DWIGHT YOAKAM TO 'THE OUTSIDERS WORLD TOUR
NASHVILLE, TENN April 10, 2014 - Eric Church will launch the North American leg of The Outsiders World Tour on Sept. 11 in Bossier City, La. The trek’s 31 arena dates will include stops at Madison Square Garden, Quicken Loans Arena (Cleveland, Ohio), Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia), the Sprint Center (Kansas City, Mo.), the Arena at Gwinnett Center (Atlanta), Thompson-Boling Arena (Knoxville, Tenn.), and FedExForum (Memphis, Tenn.), among others. Tickets for the shows will go on sale beginning April 18.

Dwight Yoakam will join Church for every show, along with alternating opening acts Brothers Osborne, Brandy Clark and Halestorm. Visit www.ericchurch.com



NASHVILLE DANCIN' RETURNS JUNE 12
NASHVILLE, TENN April 8, 2014 - June 12th Lineup Free Preformances By: Houndmouth Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers Los Colognes Hours: 5:00 pm Doors Open, Music Starts at 6:00 pm.

The free outdoor concert series at Riverfront Park will kick off its 2014 season on June 12 with headliners Houndmouth. Future headliners include Xavier Rudd (June 19) and Will Hoge (June 26). CBS “Amazing Race” alums and country singers Caroline and Jen will serve as weekly hosts. “Nashville Dancin’” will take place at Riverfront Park on Thursdays from June 12 to July 31, with shows starting at 5 p.m. Additional performers and headliners for the July concerts will be announced at a later date. For more information visit
www.nashvilledancin.com.


JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE TO PLAY NASHVILLE AGAIN!!!
NASHVILLE, TENN April 7, 2014 - If you missed the first leg of Justin Timberlake's 20/20 Experience world tour earlier this year, good news. He's baaaaaaaaaaaack! JT has added a new roster of performance dates in the USA that will kick off in July and span through the end of the year. He'll play Nashville again on December 19 at Bridgestone Arena.

JOHNNY CASH'S 'OUT AMONG THE STARS' DEBUTS AT NO. 1

NASHVILLE TENN April 4, 2014 - Out Among The Stars, the lost Johnny Cash album recently discovered by his son John Carter Cash, has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart and at No. 3 on the all-genre Billboard top 200 Albums Chart. The album also debuted in the Top 5 in multiple markets internationally.

The album is comprised of 12 previously unreleased songs that were recorded 30 years ago and has earned acclaim from a number of critics, including Billboard which said, “Stars holds up among Cash’s best work – even if it took 30 years to officially complete it.”

“Cash’s flawed humanity is one of the reasons why so very many people were drawn to him, and why we remember him still,” Pitchfork wrote. “This newest addition to his ever-expanding body of posthumous work, an album originally recorded 30 years ago but never released at the time, provides additional context for one of the strangest and most flawed periods of his career, and offers up a few damn good tunes in the bargain.”

The tracks found on Out Among The Stars were originally recorded in Nashville at Columbia Studios in 1981 and 1111 Sound Studios in 1984 and produced by Billy Sherrill. The collection includes duets with June Carter Cash and Waylon Jennings. A young Marty Stuart played guitar and mandolin with top Nashville session players Jerry Kennedy on guitar, Pete Drake on steel guitar, Hargus “Pig” Robbins on piano and Henry Strzelecki on bass also contributing to the project.



TAYLOR SWIFT BUYS NYC DUPLEX PENTHOUSES FOR $20 MILLION
NASHVILLE, TENN March 28, 2014 - Taylor Swift has reportedly purchased duplex penthouses worth $20 million in New York City.

The Love Story hitmaker is allegedly the mystery buyer of two luxury units in the Big Apple's TriBeCa district, properties that were previously owned by Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson.

He listed the adjacent duplex penthouses, which cover the top two floors of a boutique building, in November for $19,950,000.

In January, rumours swirled that Swift was scoping out apartments in Manhattan, and last month, the TriBeCa lofts were sold for an unspecified price to an unknown buyer.

When combined, the massive penthouses boast seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms and wrap-around terraces.

Swift also has properties in Nashville, Tennessee, Beverly Hills and California, and a beachfront mansion in Watch Hill, Rhode Island.

FIFTH ANNUAL 'DARIUS RUCKER AND FRIENDS' BENEFIT CONCERT JUNE 2
NASHVILLE, TENN March 19, 2014 - Platinum-selling Capitol Records Nashville recording artist Darius Rucker will host his fifth annual “Darius and Friends” benefit concert in Nashville, Tenn. on Monday, June 2 at the Wildhorse Saloon, benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. An exclusive pre-sale for last year’s ticketholders will begin Wednesday, March 19 at 11 a.m. CDT with general on sale opening at 11 a.m. CDT on Saturday, March 22. A fifth consecutive sell-out is inevitable, so fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets early. Prices start at $35 for General Admission and go up to $100 for VIP table options. Tickets will be available through the Wildhorse Saloon box office (615-902-8200 x1). The lineup for this year’s event will be announced soon. The Darius and Friends Celebrity Golf Tournament will take place June 3. Last year, the charity concert, auction and celebrity golf tournament raised more than $95,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. WildhorseSaloon.com, and DariusRucker.com.


JOHN CARTER CASH HONORS HIS FAMILY NAME

Welcome to the Cash Cabin Studio, nestled among tall, strong trees on a 40-acre property in Hendersonville, Tenn.
NASHVILLE, TENN March 28, 2014 - Up three steps, across a wooden porch and inside the nondescript door is where John Carter Cash does his work while also maintaining the legacy of his parents, Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash.

Johnny and June recorded prolifically inside these walls, particularly in their later years. As head of the House of Cash, John Carter Cash weaves the business of his father’s music publishing and recording catalog with recording, producing, songwriting and occasional book-writing via another company he leads, Cash Productions.

“I have to have a balance,” he explained. “The House of Cash is about furthering the legacy. I’m vibrantly excited about the legacy — my parents’ and the Carter Family’s. I embrace it, but I have aspects of my life that are outside of that.”

Within the House of Cash, John Carter Cash has the final word on administering and licensing his father’s deep catalog. While much is handled by BMG Publishing, Cash generally tackles the harder issues, along with his father’s longtime manager, Lou Robin. “I handle the things that are gray,” Cash noted. “We try to make decisions the same way as if my dad were in the room.”

The list of Cash Productions projects is long and varied. In June, for example, Cash released his first novel, Lupus Rex, a fable involving quail, deer, mice, crows and rabbits, all struggling with the timeless themes of life, death, power, war and peace. As a companion to the novel, he released a CD of the same name.

Cash began writing seven years ago, when he authored his mother’s biography, Anchored in Love: An Intimate Portrait of June Carter Cash. (The book inspired the 2013 Lifetime original movie, “Ring of Fire,” starring Jewel as June Carter Cash.) The idea for the project came as Cash was sorting through his late parents’ estate.

“My mom saved everything,” he said. “There was a camel saddle given to them by a king. We found hundreds of recordings. There were handwritten letters from my dad to my mom and to me. As we cataloged these things, it became clear to do the book.”

Three children’s books followed: Momma Loves Her Little Son (2009) and Daddy Loves His Little Girl (2010, both illustrated by Marc Burckhardt), plus The Cat in the Rhinestone Suit (illustrated by Scott Nash, 2012). Additionally, Cash wrote and published House of Cash: The Legacies of My Father, Johnny Cash (2012).

The Johnny Cash estate also yielded an abundance of unreleased music. Much of it was provided to Sony Legacy, which transferred the content to digital and released it as Bootleg Volumes in four volumes (2011 and 2012).

John Carter Cash also found recordings that his father cut with legendary producer Billy Sherrill in 1983. These tracks, with Marty Stuart on guitar, included duets with June Carter Cash and Waylon Jennings. Cash invited Stuart back to recut his guitar parts. The result, Out Among the Stars, was issued March 25.

Other projects on the Cash Productions calendar include recording a brand new Roy Orbison song, titled “The Way Is Love.” The demo, recorded in 1985 or ’86, survives only as a single cassette tape, which the late singer’s sons Alex, R.K. and Wesley found in their father’s archives. Plans were made to record more vocals to the track laid down by their father, but when Cash listened to the rough, he realized it wouldn’t be easy to bring the audio up to digital standards.

His solution was to bring in a team of German technicians who specialized in such salvage efforts. After several attempts, they completed the operation. A release date will soon be determined for the historic single. “It’s stuff like this that inspires me with life,” Cash insisted.

Another major artist, CMA’s Country Music Hall of Fame member Loretta Lynn, has recorded a large amount of music at Cash Cabin Studio. Cash has produced these sessions since 2007, but they have yet to be heard. “We have 97 songs,” he said. “Gospel, Christmas, Appalachian: She did all of the music with such strength.”

These endeavors, as well as the productions he’s undertaken recently for Angel Mary & The Tennessee Werewolves (who covered “Folsom Prison Blues” with John Carter Cash and Rob Caggiano of the Danish metal band Volbeat) and other sessions he has executive produced, add up to a full schedule. Yet Cash still finds time to write and record his own music. With his friend Bill Miller and Wesley Orbison, he has recorded and mastered 40 to 50 songs. They also perform together, recently headlining the Harvest Moon American Indian Festival in Kansas City, Mo.

“I love it all,” Cash said. “It’s about the heart. I work hard, but it’s about passion and spirit. And that helps me feel really peaceful.” On the Web: www.JohnCarterCash.com


JUNE 5-8 CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL TAKES CENTER STAGE IN NASHVILLE
NASHVILLE, TENN March 25, 2014 – CMA is proud to announce the performers for the sold out Nightly Concerts at LP Field for the 2014 CMA Music Festival. Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, The Band Perry, Keith Urban, Chris Young, and Zac Brown Band will all take the stage at this year’s Festival, which will be held Thursday through Sunday, June 5-8, in downtown Nashville.

“CMA Music Festival is proud to have these fantastic artists perform on the LP Field stage,” said CMA Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern. “The fact that tickets sold out for the Nightly Concerts at a record-setting pace speaks to what Country Music Fans have come to expect from CMA Music Festival and we feel strongly that this line up delivers on that promise.”

The artists announced for the Nightly Concerts at LP Field are no strangers to CMA Music Festival, all but one having performed on the LP Field stage in past years. Collectively they have won 80 CMA Awards and have earned an astounding 289 nominations.

“Since LP Field was already sold out before we announced a single artist, we had an opportunity to create a fun and engaging way to get our social media audience buzzing about the lineup,” said CMA Senior Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships Damon Whiteside. “The #CMAFestGuess clues drummed up excitement about the Festival, and our artist community really supported the effort, sharing and retweeting the clues to their followers to keep the conversation going.”

While tickets to the Nightly Concerts at LP Field are sold out, there are numerous other entertainment and music stages, special events, and activities throughout downtown Nashville to enjoy during CMA Music Festival.

CMA Music Festival’s newest attraction, AT&T U-verse Fan Fair X at the Music City Center, features artist performances, celebrity Q&A sessions, and more. Fans can play paparazzi and snap photos of the stars, shop the Fan Fair X Marketplace, and more. Fan Fair X tickets are $10 a day or $25 for four days. Children eight and under are admitted free. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster at Ticketmaster.com or the CMA Music Festival Box Office by calling 1-800-CMA-FEST (262-3378) (price includes handling fees). Visit CMAfest.com for details.

The Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience began in 1972 as Fan Fair®, bringing 5,000 fans to Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium. More than 40 years later, the now legendary festival has become the city’s signature music event. In 2013, CMA Music Festival attracted more than 80,000 daily visitors from every state and two dozen foreign countries.

For all the latest info on CMA Music Festival visit CMAfest.com. To stay connected with CMA visit Facebook.com/CMA, Twitter.com/CountryMusic, and Instagram.com/CMA or text FESTIVAL to 66937.

CMA Music Festival will once again be filmed for a national television special to air on the ABC Television Network. This is the 11th consecutive year that the event has been filmed for a network television special, a feat no other music festival has achieved. “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” will be executive-produced by Robert Deaton.

CMA Music Festival is organized and produced by the Country Music Association. Fan Fair® is a registered trademark of CMA. Chevrolet™ is the Official Ride of Country Music. Bud Light is the Official Beer of the CMA Music Festival. Pepsi is the Official Soft Drink of the CMA Music Festival. American Airlines is the Official Airline of the CMA Music Festival. Bad Boy Buggies are the Official UTV of the CMA Music Festival.

NASHVILLE RIVERFRONT AMPHITHEATER NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION

NASHVILLE, TENN March 22, 2014 - On track. If you noticed a large area downtown near the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge fenced off with bulldozers working, it's our new Amphitheater Park being built.

The plans include a flood wall, a "We Are Nashville" pedestrian promenade, a 4.5-acre park (with a boat landing) on the Cumberland River's east bank, a 12-acre park on the west bank, and an amphitheater at the former Thermal Transfer Plant site. The plans also include a 1.5-acre event lawn, and the amphitheater.

The amphitheater would have capacity for 6,500 people and could host new events — such as performances from the Nashville Symphony — as well as existing ones like the city's July 4 celebration and the CMA Music Festival. The project would also include a mile of new greenway that would complete a two-mile, continuous path connecting downtown to the east bank and back. The Metro Council has approved about $35 million for riverfront redevelopment.


CMA MUSIC FEST 2014 PERFORMERS ANNOUNCED
Lineup Set for Nightly Stadium Concerts at Nashville's LP Field

NASHVILLE, TENN March 20, 2014 - Tickets are long gone for the four sold-out LP Field concerts taking place nightly at this year's CMA Music Festival in Nashville.

CMA's 2014 LP Field lineup includes Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, The Band Perry, Keith Urban, Chris Young and Zac Brown Band, who will all perform at LP Field during the festival's June 5-8 run.

Last month, the Country Music Association announced that tickets to this year's LP Field concerts had sold out in record time - 15 weeks in advance of the festival - but other concert offerings will be found throughout Downtown Nashville during the festival, at venues including the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage, the Bud Light Stage at Bridgestone Arena Plaza, BMI Tailgate Party and more.

CMA's Fan Fair X will also return to the Music City Center, with performances on multiple stages, appearances and Q&A sessions with country stars and the Fan Fair X Marketplace. Tickets to Fan Fair X are $10 per day or $25 for four days. Children 8 and under are admitted free. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster at Ticketmaster.com or the CMA Music Festival Box Office by calling 1-800-CMA-FEST (262-3378.) For more information, visit CMAfest.com.

The nightly stadium concerts will once again be filmed for a national television special on ABC called CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock. This is the 11th consecutive year the event has been filmed for TV. The special will debut next fall.


JULIANNE HOUGH & DEREK HOUGH JUNE 18 - RYMAN AUDITORIUM NASHVILLE
NASHVILLE, TENN April 12, 2014 -
The New Osmonds! Derek and Julianne Hough Announce Sibling Dance Tour Across America.

Julianne Hough and Derek Hough are making like Donny and Marie Osmond and embarking on their very own sibling tour! The dynamic duo, who both starred as professionals on Dancing With the Stars, just announced they are going on a tour of North America with their live show Move Live on Tour.

"No matter where we go in the world, the question we hear most from people is ‘when are you going to do something together?'" the brother-sister duo say. "We feel that everything we've done up to this point has led us to creating this show and we can't wait to share it with our fans."

The live dance production will be complete with feature "sets, costumes and a cast of talented dancers, with the Houghs headlining in solo, duet and group performances," according to a press release.

Derek and Julianne also promise musical surprises and special guest appearances in a show they describe as "a cross between a Broadway spectacular and the hippest, coolest dance party you've ever been to."

The tour kicks off May 28 and runs until July. Tickets for Move Live on Tour go on sale Friday, Mar. 21. Tickets for MOVE LIVE ON TOUR go on sale Friday, March 21. For tour dates, locations and to purchase tickets, go to www.moveliveontour.com.

KISS, DEF LEPPARD TO PLAY NASHVILLE IN JULY

(L-R) Musicians Eric Singer, Paul Stanley, Rick Allen, Joe Elliott, Phil Collen, Rick Savage, Gene Simmons, Vivian Campbell and Tommy Thayer of KISS and Def Leppard announce the "2014 Heroes Tour" at House of Blues on March 17, 2014 in West Hollywood, California.

Rock giants KISS and Def Leppard have joined forces for a co-headlining arena tour, which will hit Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on July 16. Tickets for the show are $42.50-$152.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 21 via Ticketmaster. KISS will be inducted into the Rock and Roll of Fame next month, along with part-time Nashville resident John Oates (as one half of rock-soul duo Hall and Oates). KISS has announced that it will not perform at the ceremony, as they have taken issue with the Hall only choosing to induct the four original members of the band.

PLANNING A HOLIDAY VISIT TO NASHVILLE IN DECEMBER
VINCE GILL & AMY GRANT SET SIX CHRISTMAS SHOW DATES AT THE RYMAN


NASHVILLE, TENN April 12, 2014 - Vince Gill and Amy Grant will perform six Christmas Shows at the Ryman Auditorium in December. The two-hour show will feature the husband and wife team performing Christmas standards and newer seasonal selections. Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 14 at 10 a.m. CT and range from $35-$125 (plus applicable service charges), and will be available at ticketmaster.com, ryman.com, Ticketmaster outlets, the Ryman box office, or by calling 800-745-3000.

“Christmas audiences are special,” explains Grant. “They tend to involve the whole family, and their emotions are a wonderful mix of anticipation and reverence. It’s a thrilling experience for both of us.” Dates: Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11, 18, 18 2014

CMT MUSIC AWARDS SET FOR JUNE 4
NASHVILLE, TENN April 12, 2014 - The 2014 CMT Music Awards will be held Wednesday, June 4. The awards show will bring in Country’s most popular artists to honor the best Country music videos of the year, and will air nationally on CMT. Nashville will already be in full celebrating mode that week, as the 2014 CMT Music Awards will be held one day before CMA Music Festival, which will run June 5-8. Additional event and ticket information will be announced soon.

COUNTRY MUSIC MARATHON'S NEW STARTING LINE DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE APRIL 26

NASHVILLE, TENN February 6, 2014 - After 14 years of starting the St. Jude Country Music Marathon and Half Marathon at Centennial Park near Nashville’s iconic Greek replica, this year’s race, on April 26, will begin on Broadway just a few strides away from the neon and twang. Runners now will line up facing the Cumberland River between Fourth and Fifth avenues with corrals spreading up Broadway toward the interstate. The change means the start and finish lines will be just half a mile apart, across the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge. In previous years, nearly 3 miles separated the Centennial Park start and LP Field finish. Two factors spurred the move: aesthetics and ease for the nearly 30,000 runners and supporters who converge to the tune of $38.2 million in economic impact for Nashville.


BILLY CURRINGTON, ASHLEY MONROE TO PLAY NASHVILLE'S JULY 4TH CELEBRATION
NASHVILLE, TENN April 12, 2014 - Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp is already planning for summer’s biggest national holiday: Independence Day.

The group announced today that Billy Currington will headline the “Music City July 4th: Let Freedom Sing” celebration in downtown Nashville.

The entertainment lineup will also include Ashley Monroe, Striking Matches and the Nashville Symphony Orchestra. In addition, there will be family-friendly activities and what the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp promises will be “one of the nation’s best fireworks displays choreographed to live music.”

Currington, who’s had hits with songs including “Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right,” and “People Are Crazy,” released his new album “We Are Tonight” in September. The title track is now playing on country radio. Currington will kick off his We Are Tonight Tour in March with opening acts Brett Eldredge and Chase Rice. Nashville is not on the itinerary.




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NASHVILLE SHOWS UPDATED 04/22/14

Posted on 12/6/2008 by admin.



WHERE THE STARS ARE IN NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE AREA
LIVE CONCERT-SHOW SCHEDULE Updated 04/22/2014.
Subject to Change

MAY. 01
iHEART RADIO MUSIC AWARDS Airing live on NBC from Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium.

MAY. 06
KEITH URBAN, VINCE GILL 'ALL 4 THE HALL' CONCERTS Bridgestone
The lineup includes Vince Gill, Keith Urban, Brantley Gilbert, Brett Eldredge, Carrie Underwood, David Nail, Deana Carter, Kacey Musgraves, Kip Moore, Lee Ann Womack with Buddy Miller, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Reba McEntire and Ronnie Milsap plus special guests.
Tickets for the event are $35 and $50 and will go on sale 10 a.m. April 4 through Ticketmaster outlets, at www.ticketmaster.com, by calling 1-800-745-3000 and Bridgestone Arena Box Office.

MAY. 10
THE MYSTERY COWBOYS At Shady Cove Resort Castalian Springs, TN
7PM

MAY 15
KAITLYN BAKER, PAYTON TAYLOR, AUTUMN ROSE Cystic Fibrosis Benefit at Silverados Rivergate Goodlettsville, TN 7:30pm. $15.

MAY. 16
WILLIE NELSON AND ALISON KRAUSS
The Woods at Fontanel Whites Creek May 16.

MAY. 17
THE MYSTERY COWBOYS At HARLEY-DAVIDSON from 1 PM to 5 PM! 251 Cumberland Trace Road Bowling Green, KY 42103 PH 270-846-4488

MAY 17
THE MYSTERY COWBOYS At American Legion Franklin, KY 8PM

MAY. 18
BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS
Live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on ABC

MAY. 20
ACM PRESENTS ON CBS
An All-Star Salute To The Troops on the CBS, taped April 7 at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena.

MAY. 24
THE MYSTERY COWBOYS At Whippoorwill in Gallatin, TN 8pm.

MAY. 31
THE MYSTERY COWBOYS At Shady Cove Resort Castalian Springs, TN
7PM

JUN. 02
FIFTH ANNUAL 'DARIUS RUCKER AND FRIENDS' BENEFIT CONCERT
Monday, June 2 at the Wildhorse Saloon, benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. TICKETS: General on sale at 11 a.m. CDT on Saturday, March 22. A fifth consecutive sell-out is inevitable, so fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets early. The lineup for this year’s event will be announced soon. WildhorseSaloon.com, and DariusRucker.com.

JUN. 03
CRAIG WISEMAN'S 10TH ANNUAL STARS FOR SECOND HARVEST
FLORIDA GEORIGA LINE will headline the 10th annual Stars For Second Harvest benefit on Tuesday, June 3, 7:30 p.m. at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Presented by O’Charley’s as a benefit for the Middle Tennessee food bank, songwriter Craig Wiseman will again serve as host for the show, which features unplugged acoustic style performances by acclaimed country music songwriters and performers.

JUN. 03
STORME WARREN'S NASHVILLE NAVY PARTY 2014 At Limelight Club.
Tickets are on sale! The show is scheduled for Tuesday, June 3rd at 5PM (doors open at 4PM). Once again, we will have special entertainment in the parking lot at 3:30pm so you can enjoy some music in the sunshine while you wait to go inside the Limelight club!
Artists already confirmed for the show are: Keith Anderson, Ray Scott, Wade Hayes, Trent Willmon, Danielle Peck, Memarie Gayle, Jaime Fox, The Mantz Brothers, Brassfield Aly, Joanna Smith, Tony Bridges, Shannon Mock, Shane Thomas, and Dillon Carmichael. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by visiting www.nashvillenavyparty.com.

JUN. 03
CLAY WALKER PRESENTS FIFTH ANNUAL CHORDS OF HOPE BENEFIT CONCERT At 3rd & Lindsley.
Performers for the night include Montgomery Gentry and Dustin Lynch. Tickets are now available through Eventbrite and www.bandagainstms.org.

JUN. 04
MONTGOMERY GENTRY Wednesday 1:00 PM at Honky Tonk Central 329 Broadway Nashville, Tennessee. Tickets $40.00

JUN. 04
CMT MUSIC AWARDS LIVE IN NASHVILLE More details coming!

JUN. 04
MARTY STUART'S LATE NIGHT JAM
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 10:00 PM $39.50 & $29.50 at The Ryman Auditorium

JUN. 05
TRICK PONY CMA Music Fest - Budlight Stage - Nashville, TN

JUN. 05-08
CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL NASHVILLE www.cmafest.com

JUN. 07
THE MYSTERY COWBOYS At Shady Cove Resort Castalian Springs, TN
7PM

JUN. 12-15
13th ANNUAL BONNAROO MUSIC AND ARTS FSTIVAL Manchester, Tenn.

JUN. 14
THE MYSTERY COWBOYS At Shady Cove Resort Castalian Springs, TN
7PM

JUN. 18
JULIANNE & DEREK HOUGH
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 7:30 PM $59.50, $49.50, $39.50 On Sale Saturday, March 22 at 10 AM at The Ryman Auditorium

JUN. 19
WILDHORSE SALOON 20th ANNIVERSARY

TICKETS: www.wildhorsesaloon.com

JUN. 21
THE MYSTERY COWBOYS At Shady Cove Resort Castalian Springs, TN
7PM

JUN. 25
PAUL MCCARTNEY 'OUT THERE TOUR' At Bridgestone Arena
Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 25 at ticketmaster.com. Ticket prices range from $29.50 to $254.50.

JUN . 26
VINCE GILL
Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 7:30 PM $27.50 at The Ryman Auditorium

JUN. 27
KATY PERRY, KACEY MUSGRAVES at Bridgestone Arena.

JUN 28
THE MYSTERY COWBOYS At Whippoorwill in Gallatin, TN 8pm.

JUL. 04
BILLY CURRINGTON, ASHLEY MONROE, STRIKING MATCHES “Music City July 4th: Let Freedom Sing.” And the Nashville Symphony Orchestra at Riverfront Park. Plus fireworks.

JUL. 05
THE MYSTERY COWBOYS At Shady Cove Resort Castalian Springs, TN
7PM

JUL. 16
KISS, DEF LEPPARD At Bridgestone Arena.
Tickets for the show are $42.50-$152.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 21 via Ticketmaster.

JUL. 19
THE MYSTERY COWBOYS At Shady Cove Resort Castalian Springs, TN
7PM

JUL. 26
THE MYSTERY COWBOYS At Shady Cove Resort Castalian Springs, TN
7PM

JUL. 31
RICKY SKAGGS & KENTUCKY THUNDER
Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 7:30 PM $27.50 at The Ryman Auditorium

AUG. 02
THE MYSTERY COWBOYS At Shady Cove Resort Castalian Springs, TN
7PM

AUG. 07
MILEY CYRUS IN CONCERT at Bridgestone Arena.
Miley Cyrus' Bridgestone stop for the "Bangerz" tour April 18 was rescheduled to Aug. 7 due to illness.

AUG. 16
THE MYSTERY COWBOYS At Shady Cove Resort Castalian Springs, TN
7PM

AUG. 19
ONE DIRECTION BAND 'WHERE WE ARE 2014 TOUR' At LP Field in Nashville, TN. Tickets on sale Dec. 7, 2013.

AUG. 30
THE MYSTERY COWBOYS - LUCKY COWBOY'S BIRTHDAY BASH
At Shady Cove Resort Castalian Springs, TN 7PM

SEP. 06 LUCKYFEST
LUCKY COWBOY'S 2014 ANNUAL BACKYARD BASH "LUCKYFEST"
WITH THE MYSTERY COWBOYS PLUS ANGEL MARY & THE TENNESSEE WEREWOLVES and SUZI ORAVEC.
2863 HWY 25 Cottontown, TN Open to the Public. BYOB Pre-party with SUZI ORAVEC begins at 5pm, The Mystery Cowboys start at 8pm until Midnight.

SEP. 13
THE MYSTERY COWBOYS At Shady Cove Resort Castalian Springs, TN
7PM

SEP. 27
THE MYSTERY COWBOYS At Shady Cove Resort Castalian Springs, TN
7PM

OCT. 11
THE MYSTERY COWBOYS At Shady Cove Resort Castalian Springs, TN
7PM

DEC. 03
VINCE GILL & AMY GRANT CHRISTMAS SHOWS At The Ryman
Dates: Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18 2014. Tickets $125, $75, $55 & $35 at The Ryman Auditorium

DEC. 19
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE Bridgestone Arena
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ARTISTS APPEARING AT THE OPRY - CLICK LINK BELOW
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PRIVACY POLICY UPDATED 01/26/14

Posted on 6/9/2008 by admin.

LUCKY COWBOY PRIVACY POLICY - Updated January 26, 2014

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We use the information you provide about yourself when entering a sweepstakes only to enter our drawings. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the sponsor of the sweepstakes if requested by them.

We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties. We do not store your email address except for sweepstakes entries to complete our drawings.
WE DO NOT SHARE YOUR EMAIL/NAME/ADDRESS/PHONE TO ANYONE.

Our Commitment To Data Security
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

WE MONITOR WEBSITE TRAFFIC ONLY

Website Traffic Tracking
AddFreeStats analytics provides us free web stats. Website's traffic data is analysed and reported in real-time. Luckycowboy.com uses ADDSTATS to track number of visitors daily, time of day and time spent on site, your IP number, operating system, browser used, pages viewed, your exit page, what city and country the IP is coming from. We also track search engine used and search keywords that was used to arrive at our page.
WE DO NOT TRACK YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS or exact location.

Other Information:
Published content on Luckycowboy.com may include inaccurate information and no claims of accuracy can or should be taken seriously by anyone. We do not take any responsibility for any stupid things that might be said in the text content or comments section and accept no liability for any loss, damage, hurt feelings or insensitive comments. All photos published on this website are believe to be for use in public domain. If you are the owner of a photo and would like to have it removed, just notify us and we will delete it from our files and site. The Luckycowboy.com website provides fun and entertainment country and music news for your country enjoyment. Special events happening in Nashville, Tennessee are always given priority on our pages. We really do not intend to hurt anyone's feelings with our blog. ENJOY! Tell us what you think.
We appreciate all comments good or bad. That's how we improve our site.

How To Contact Us
Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please contact us at Lucky@luckycowboy.com

PONY EXPRESS:
Lucky Cowboy Productions 2863 HWY 25 Cottontown, TN 37048-5032.

Lucky Cowboy Productions 01/26/2014.
Music City Nashville, Tennessee
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