Wednesday, April 18, 2018

HBARC RANCHWEAR HONORS COUNTRY MUSIC LEGEND BOBBY BARE WITH 60TH ANNIVERSARY SIGNATURE SERIES VINTAGE SHIRT LINE

Exclusive World Record Store Day Release - ‘Things Change’ on 180g White Vinyl


HBarC Ranchwear has created a custom western shirt line in honor of Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member, Bobby Bare. The Bobby Bare 60th Anniversary Signature Series is the first shirt being offered and exclusively designed for the original “Outlaw” of country music who is celebrating his 60-year career as an award-winning musician. The shirts are available for pre-order online at www.hbarc.com.

"We are excited to collaborate with one of the great country music legends in Bobby Bare,” said Jess Rice, Director of Marketing for HBarC. “At HBarC, we are committed to the true heritage of western clothing, and being able to introduce a signature shirt with Bare is truly a great honor."

Additionally, Bare’s 60th Diamond Anniversary is being recognized by offering a limited quantity special release of Things Change on vinyl for World Record Store Day. The vinyl is pressed on 180g white vinyl and packaging includes a collection of vintage photo prints and lithographs. The album is available on April 21 at all participating #RSD18 stores. Find your local retailer here.

#CMAFEST2018 NEW CLEAR BAG POLICY AND WHAT YOU CAN BRING AND WHAT YOU CAN'T BRING INTO OFFICIAL VENUES


If you're headed to CMA Fest this year, please note that Nissan Stadium’s clear bag policy will now be in place at all official festival locations.

Per CMA regulations:

Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12” x 12” x 6” are allowed. All styles of clear bags are acceptable as long as they are 12" x 12" x 6" or smaller - this includes clear cinch sacks, clear diaper bags, gallon Ziploc bags, etc. In addition to a clear bag, a small clutch bag or wallet no larger than 4.5” x 6.5” is allowed.

CMA will provide one FREE CMA Fest-branded clear bag to four-day pass holders this year! To pick up your free clear bag, visit Music City Center, Level 2 starting Wednesday, June 6 at 9:30 AM and show your four-day pass. One free bag per four-day pass.

If you are not a four-day pass holder, a regulation-sized bag can be purchased on the official CMA site

Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: purses larger than 4.5” x 6.5”, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, seat cushions, luggage of any kind, computer bags and camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size. If you have any of these items, you will NOT be allowed to bring them inside the venue.

Exceptions will be made for medically-necessary items after proper inspection at Gates 1 and 7 at Nissan Stadium.

All bags are subject to inspection.

If you're doubtful that an item will be allowed, best option is to just leave it at home or call the venue directly and GET A NAME of who you spoke with in case you have issues upon arrival.

Here are the lists of prohibited and allowed items at various festival locations:

NISSAN STADIUM

Clear bag policy applies at this location

PLEASE NOTE: Nissan Stadium is the ONLY area that will have storage lockers available at the festival. Storage lockers will be located on both the North and South ends of the stadium property.

PROHIBITED/NOT ALLOWED:

* Aerosol cans, including aerosol sunscreen. Lotion sunscreen is recommended.
* Animals (service animals are permitted)
* Beach or sports balls
* Camera attachments, tripods, monopods, etc.
* Cameras with a detachable lens, and cameras that don’t fit in the NFL regulation clear bags (bag
   dimensions: 12” x 6” x 12”)
* Chairs (Lawn, Folding, Camping) & Seat Cushions
* Coolers, canisters or glass
* Drones
* Drugs
* Firearms and other weapons
* Fireworks
* Flags
* Frisbees and projectiles
* Horns, whistles, boomboxes, and other noise makers
* Hoverboards
* Infant car seat carriers
* Laser pointers
* Outside alcohol
* Outside food and beverages
* Poles, selfie sticks, and/or sticks of any kind
* Skateboards, bikes, rollerblades
* Strollers
* Umbrellas and other objects that obstruct another patron’s view
* Video, audio, and /or recording devices (including GoPros)

Other items deemed disruptive or dangerous at the discretion of Event Management

For more prohibited items please refer to Nissan Stadium’s website.

ALLOWED:

* Binoculars
* Camera phones, disposable cameras, and small digital cameras
* E-Cigarettes – See Below

Nissan Stadium has a “NO SMOKING POLICY” in the seating, Suite and Club areas. There are provided areas for smokers on the ramps located at each corner of Nissan Stadium. In addition to the ramps, Club patrons may use the special Club verandas located at Section 303 on the West side and at Section 326 on the East side. Smoking policies are subject to applicable law. Smoking is prohibited at the South end and below the South scoreboard.

* Empty water bottles (no glass)
* Handheld Signs (non-offensive and that do not block the view of other fans)
* Ponchos
* Sunscreen

RIVERFRONT PARK

Clear bag policy applies at this location

CMA Fest reserves the right to refuse admittance (without refund of admission) to ticket holders who refuse to allow inspection of their bags when entering each venue. There are NO check-in service or storage lockers available at this area of the Festival.

PROHIBITED/NOT ALLOWED:

* Aerosol cans, including aerosol sunscreen. (Lotion sunscreen is recommended.) - First aid tents
   located at Riverfront Park and Walk of Fame Park have sunscreen available
* Animals (service animals are permitted)
* Beach or sports balls
* Camera attachments, tripods, monopods, etc.
* Cameras with a detachable lens
* Coolers, canisters or glass
* Drones
* Drugs
* Firearms and other weapons
* Fireworks
* Flags
* Frisbees and projectiles
* High back chairs (camping, lawn, folding)
* Hoverboards
* Horns, whistles, boomboxes, and other noise makers
* Infant car seat carriers
* Laser pointers
* Outside alcohol
* Outside food and beverages
* Poles, selfie sticks, and/or sticks of any kind
* Seat cushions
* Skateboards, bikes, rollerblades
* Strollers
* Umbrellas and other objects that obstruct another patron’s view
* Video, audio, and /or recording devices (including GoPros)

Other items deemed disruptive or dangerous at the discretion of Event Management

ALLOWED:

*Binoculars
* Camera phones, disposable cameras, and small digital cameras
* Empty water bottles (no glass)
* Low-sitting Lawn Chairs
 *Ponchos
* Sunscreen
* Towels and Blankets

MUSIC CITY CENTER

Clear bag policy applies at this location

CMA Fest reserves the right to refuse admittance (without refund of admission) to ticket holders who refuse to allow inspection of their bags when entering each venue. There are NO check-in service or storage lockers available at this area of the Festival.

PROHIBITED/NOT ALLOWED:

* Adhesive backed decals, stickers, bumper stickers, etc.
* Aerosol cans, including aerosol sunscreen. (Lotion sunscreen is recommended.) - First aid tents
   located at Riverfront Park and Walk of Fame Park have sunscreen available
* Animals (service animals are permitted)
* Beach or sports balls
* Camera attachments, tripods, monopods, etc.
* Cameras with a detachable lens
* Coolers, canisters or glass
* Drones
* Drugs
* E-Cigarettes and smoking of any kind
* Firearms and other weapons
* Fireworks
* Frisbees and projectiles
* Flags
* Helium balloons
* Hoverboards
* Horns, whistles, boomboxes, and other noise makers
* Infant car seat carriers
* Laser pointers
* Outside alcohol
* Outside food and beverages
* Poles, selfie sticks, and/or sticks of any kind
* Skateboards, bikes, rollerblades
* Umbrellas and other objects that obstruct another patron’s view
* Video, audio and /or recording devices (including GoPros)

Other items deemed disruptive or dangerous at the discretion of Event Management

For more prohibited items please refer to http://www.nashvillemusiccitycenter.com/.

ALLOWED:

* Binoculars
* Camera phones, disposable cameras, and small digital cameras
* Empty water bottles (no glass)
* Ponchos
* Strollers
* Sunscreen

ASCEND AMPHITHEATRE

Clear bag policy applies at this location

CMA Fest reserves the right to refuse admittance (without refund of admission) to ticket holders who refuse to allow inspection of their bags when entering each venue. There are NO check-in service or storage lockers available at this area of the Festival.

PROHIBITED / NOT ALLOWED:

* Aerosol cans, including aerosol sunscreen. (Lotion sunscreen is recommended.) - First aid tents located at Riverfront Stage and Walk of Fame Park have sunscreen available
* Animals (service animals are permitted)
* Beach or sports balls
* Bags - See below

   Including but not limited to: Small purses larger than a clutch bag, coolers, briefcases,      
  backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, seat cushions, luggage of any kind, computer bags and 
  camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size.

* Camera attachments, tripods, monopods, etc.
* Cameras with a detachable lens
* Coolers, canisters or glass
* Drones
* Drugs
* Firearms and other weapons
* Fireworks
* Flags
* Frisbees and projectiles
* High back chairs (camping, lawn, folding)
* Hoverboards
* Horns, whistles, boomboxes, and other noise makers
* Infant car seat carriers
* Laser pointers
* Outside alcohol
* Outside food and beverages
* Pocket knives
* Poles, selfie sticks, and/or sticks of any kind
* Seat cushions
* Skateboards, bikes, rollerblades
* Strollers
* Umbrellas and other objects that obstruct another patron’s view
* Video, Audio, and /or recording devices (including GoPros)

Other items deemed disruptive or dangerous at the discretion of Event Management

ALLOWED

* Binoculars
* Camera phones, disposable cameras, and small digital cameras
* Empty water bottles (no glass)
* Low-sitting Lawn Chairs
* Ponchos
* Towels and Blanket - no larger than 10x10



Monday, April 16, 2018

CARRIE UNDERWOOD HITS A RELATABLE NOTE WITH NEW SINGLE, "CRY PRETTY"


With her new single, "Cry Pretty", Carrie Underwood has returned with a vengeance and proven without a shadow of a doubt why she regins as one of country music's strongest and most popular voices. She didn't just return, she threw open the door, walked in with a purpose and slammed that sucker shut almost as hard as she sings the last minute of the song. To use the word "Slay" when it comes to this song would be an Underwood, I mean under, statement. Vocally, she nails the whole song, but she leaves the last minute of this song on the floor in a big shivering, weepy heap of "that's how it's done around here" and leaves even the most skeptical listener shaking their head in a state of "holy crap!"

This song is brilliantly relatable to ANYONE. I don't care who you are, how perfect you may think or not think your life is, whether your self-esteem is high or low, how rich you are or if you're struggling - we have ALL taken a look in the mirror and had a good, soul cleaning ugly cry. The human emotion is something we all share and have in common. Whether you're a Carrie Underwood fan or not, this song has a way of striking a chord in all of us. We try to mask our pain through forced smiles, positive social media updates and in a multitude of other ways, all in order to keep from being seen as "weak" or letting others see that we're not able to hold it together as we want them to think we can. At the end of the day, we all have something that brings us to tears once in awhile. You can't always hide the truth, as ugly as it might be, it's always going to get us. "You can't turn off the flood when the dam breaks." It's ok to be vulnerable, to be honest with yourself and to not always "cry pretty".

What's more than ok is this song. This song is so ok that you should go download it right now and listen to it when you feel that ugly cry coming on and "face that you can't cry pretty."

Carrie nailed in on this one - message, vocals and emotion. I give this one 5 out of 5 damp, tear stained Kleenex. 



- Jennifer
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