Wednesday, May 25, 2016

#CMAFEST2016 - CHRIS YOUNG TO KICK OFF CMAFEST WITH FREE PERFORMANCE AT ASCEND AMPHITHEATER ON JUNE 8


Chris Young is gonna kick off CMA Fest in a big way with a FREE performance on the brand new Skyview Stage at the Ascend Ampthitheater on the banks of the Cumberland on Wednesday, June 8 at 11:00am. Nashville Mayor Megan Barry and the Fisk Jubilee Singers will join Young for the opening ceremonies.

All proceeds from CMA Fest will go towards furthering music education in area schools. There will also be performances by students who have been on the receiving end of these music education programs and they're more than proud to display their new knowledge for attendees. Get there early, the gates open at 10:00am and the fun starts at 11:00am. 

#CMAFEST2016 - BLAKE SHELTON TO HEADLINE STARS FOR SECOND HARVEST BENEFIT ON JUNE 7


http://ryman.com/events/Stars_For_Second_Harvest

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 7:30 PM
Tickets are $35 & $55

Blake Shelton will join Chris Lane, Kane Brown and songwriters Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne for the annual Stars for Second Harvest Benefit Show on June 7, hosted by founder of Big Loud Records and Big Loud Shirt’s Craig Wiseman.

Last year, the benefit, held at the Ryman Auditorium, raised more than a record breaking $140,000. The 11-year total of almost $900,000 raised through the show has provided over 3.5 million meals to the one in six middle Tennesseans at risk of hunger. In addition to money raised from the event, Wiseman’s personal contribution and the contributions of his country music friends, have brought the collective dollars raised to $1,000,000 in support of Second Harvest.

“Through a fun-filled event with the best names in music, we are able to make a real difference in the lives of so many who just hope for a meal last year,” said Wiseman. “We have incredible support from the artists, from our sponsor O’Charley’s and the amazing fans. I can’t wait to announce who will be joining us this year for the show. Previous years have seen incredible performances by artists such as Tim McGraw, Jon Bon Jovi, Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line, Ronnie Dunn, Keith Urban, along with so many big hit songwriters playing their songs and telling the stories, this year promises to be the biggest and most star studded show we have ever done!”

“We are proud to serve as the presenting sponsor of Stars for Second Harvest since its inception. O’Charley’s started right here in Nashville, so middle Tennessee has a special place in our heart.” said Eddie Hall, president of O’Charley’s.

LADY ANTEBELLUM TO HOST NATIONALLY TELEVISED 10TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS ON AUGUST 30


The Academy of Country Music® announced ten-time ACM Award-winning group, Lady Antebellum will host the 10TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS™, an evening dedicated to celebrating the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards. For the first time ever, ACM Honors will be produced for television by Dick Clark Productions and broadcast at a later date on the CBS Television Network.

The 10th Annual ACM Honors will be held on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. ACM Honors performers and air date for the prime time special will be announced in the coming weeks. Honorees include Special Awards recipients Glen Campbell, Crystal Gayle, Eddie Rabbit (awarded posthumously), Tanya Tucker, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Jeff Walker (awarded posthumously), Jimmy Webb, Little Big Town and The Statler Brothers. Studio Recording Awards recipients include Jim ‘Moose’ Brown, Dave Cobb, Shannon Forrest, Paul Franklin, Justin Niebank, Danny Rader, Michael Rhodes and Derek Wells. In addition, Ross Copperman will be honored as Songwriter of the Year.

For more information on specific awards, please visit www.acmcountry.com. Ticket on-sale information to be announced soon!

For more information on the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC and the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, please visit www.acmcountry.com.

For information on ACM LIFTING LIVES, please visit www.acmliftinglives.org.