NAOMI JUDD, TANYA TUCKER, BILLY RAY CYRUS, BELLAMY BROTHERS AND PHIL VASSAR REFLECT ON PASSING OF FORMER PRESIDENT GEORGE H.W. BUSH

"One of the highlights of my exciting career was when Former President George H.W. Bush asked me to introduce him at his rallies during his campaign for re-election. I got the unbelievable opportunity to fly on Air Force One, and ride with him in the Presidential limo. I was a witness to his constant kindness to everyone in his path: doormen, waiters and especially our military. I saw him treat his staff with respect, like they were friends. He had such reverence for his office. He never entered the Oval Office without a suit. I consider him a friend." –Naomi Judd

"RIP Mr. President. A great leader. A true hero. A thousand points of light burn a little brighter in your honor." –Billy Ray Cyrus

"I have so many memories with Bush Sr. I remember once when I was in Vegas I got a call from him asking if I’d join him for lunch in an hour! We had a grand time. Daddy George, as I called him. We had bowls of fabulous Beluga caviar. I remember he asked me if I liked it. So many memories. Thank you, President George H.W. Bush for your service and your sacrifice. Our great country needed you and we are so blessed we had you for our president! Rest easy and say hello to my mother and daddy up there. I miss them too!" –Tanya Tucker

"We went up to play for then President George W. Bush in New Hampshire and I just had rotator cuff surgery. I didn't want to play with the sling on so I took it off. After we played, Susan, my wife, came in and said the Bush family wants to meet everyone. So I took my sling back off and Former President George H.W. Bush gave me the ultimate Presidential handshake and almost brought me to my knees because I was in so much pain. I had to ice my shoulder afterwards, but what a moment. RIP Mr. President. What a wonderful man and thank you for your service to our country." –David Bellamy, Bellamy Brothers

"I had the honor of meeting Former President George H.W. Bush and Mrs. Bush on several occasions. I was amazed by his character. He was always so humble and gracious. They were amazing people." –Phil Vassar

The Oak Ridge Boys Remember President George H.W. Bush

The Oak Ridge Boys and band with George H.W. Bush at the White House during the Congressional BBQ Picnic (photo by Kathy Gangwisch)

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High Valley, Mitchell Tenpenney, Jimmie Allen and More Join Luke Bryan, Toby Keith & Luke Combs For 2019 Inaugural Country Thunder Festival In Kissimmee, Florida

March 22-24, 2019 Kissimmee, Florida Also announced today were Runaway June, Waterloo Revival, Jameson Rodgers and Noah Schnecky

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"DEMOCRACY WINS! ON THIS GIVEN DAY, AMERICA ISN'T JUST RED AND BLUE. IT'S RED, WHITE AND BLUE."

Cyrus releases "Goddess of Democracy" Featuring Tyler Hilton

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T. Graham Brown Duets With Joanne Cash On New Gospel Song

Grammy nominated country, gospel and soul singer T. Graham Brown recently recorded “I Am The One,” a duet with Joanne Cash penned by Tim LeClaire, Trent LeClaire and producer Chad Randall Crow for her latest album, 'Unbroken,' released September 14th. Cash's 32nd gospel album is filled with duets and also features Crystal Gayle, the Bellamy Brothers, Ashley Cleveland, Phil Keaggy, Rosanne Cash, Lulu Roman, Donna Fargo, For King & Country, John Carter Cash & Tommy Cash and The Oak Ridge Boys.

This is T. Graham Brown's second duet with Cash, the first titled "God's Gonna Cut You Down" from her 2015 gospel album 'Breaking Down The Barriers.' That project also included duets with Rosanne Cash, Razzy Bailey, Larry Gatlin and others.

“I met Joanne Cash several years ago when she asked me to sing at a Sunday service of the Nashville Cowboy Church. She and her husband, Dr. Harry Yates, founded this church that combines music and ministry and has grown to be one of the most attended Cowboy churches in the country," said T. Graham. "I’ve returned again and again on Sunday mornings to join them for music and fellowship, as do so many artists and musicians in Nashville."

Cash and T. Graham also filmed a video for "I Am The One" at the beautiful Storyteller's Hideaway Farm & Museum, Johnny Cash’s rural home just west of Nashville in Bon Aqua, Tennessee.

"When I heard the song she selected for this new album I knew it was a special song and I had to do it. “I Am The One” started to get a lot of great response and Joanne decided that she’d like to film a music video. She chose the 100 acre farm filled with lush, green pasture, thick woodlands, ponds and a rustic stage, and it was perfect. We spent the day filming there and had the best time. Joanne Cash is a devout Christian woman, a significant singer/songwriter and I’m proud to say, a dear friend."

T. Graham also recently celebrated his 64th birthday Tuesday, October 30th and posted a heartfelt thanks to his fans and friends on his Facebook page:



"Thanks for all the positive vibrations that you send my way all of the time. Sheila and I pray that God will continue to Bless you all so that you can live the life that He intends for you. It's the only way to fly!

I have the best job in the world. I get to make folks happy for a living and I'm thankful for that gift, every day!"

T. Graham Brown on Tour:

2019 JAN 12 - Llano Theater / Llano, Texas MAR 30 - The Coyote Store / Gail, Texas APR 05 - Orange Blossom Opry / Weirsdale, Fla. MAY 04 - Cooter's Place / Luray, Va. MAY 10 - Rayne Frog Festival / Rayne, Lou. For the complete tour schedule, please click here.

About T. Graham Brown: T. Graham Brown has recorded 15 studio albums and charted more than 38 singles on the Billboard, gospel and blues charts. Six of these singles reached no. 1 and 8 more reached the top 10. He is also recognized for singing popular advertising jingles for McDonald’s, KFC, Coca Cola, Dr. Pepper, Mountain Dew, Dodge Trucks, Ford, Harrah’s Casino, Almond Joy, Discover, and dozens more. Among these was the wildly popular Taco Bell 'Run For The Border' campaign, which he sang for over four years. Brown still actively tours through the year, including multiple appearances on the legendary Grand Ole Opry with regular television appearances on RFD-TV’s 'Country’s Family Reunion' and 'Larry’s Country Diner.' T. Graham’s uniqueness has made him one of the most beloved performers of the day. His first Gospel album, 'Forever Changed,' was nominated for a Grammy.

About Joanne Cash: As the younger sister of the legendary Johnny Cash, Joanne Cash has certainly made her way in the music industry. With twenty-six historic recordings, the acclaimed autobiography 'My Fears Are Gone,' and continuous concert appearances, the singer/songwriter extraordinaire is driven by a deeper sense of eternal purpose. “I’m amazed that at my age I still want to sing, but it’s like therapy for me,” she summarizes. “Johnny always helped me remember that and he was constantly encouraging. But there was one short phrase from Johnny that’s always stuck with me and it’s one I’ll continue for as long as I’m here, ‘Baby, just keep on singing!’”

Tim Atwood Honored By Home State of Illinois and Home Town of Peoria For Career in Country Music

United States Representative Darin LaHood and City of Peoria, Illinois Mayor Jim Ardis have honored country music veteran Tim Atwood with both a Proclamation from the 18th Congressional District of Illinois and the City of Peoria. Both Proclamations acknowledge and honor the contributions that Tim Atwood has made in his nearly fifty year career in country music. “I’ve spent thirty-eight years of my life in Nashville, Tennessee performing on the Grand Ole Opry," says Atwood. "Today I travel the country taking my music to the fans. But, no matter where I find myself, Illinois is in my heart, and Peoria will forever be my home. It was a great honor to be recognized by Mayor Ardis and Representative LaHood. I hope I make Peoria proud, because I'm proud to be from my hometown."

“I have a special appreciation on your focus on the Lord and the importance of that. In this day and age we live in, certainly not in politicians, but a lot of professional entertainers don’t have the ethical fortitude to be able to stand up and be proud of the fact they are Christians,” said Mayor Jim Ardis. “I think it is especially important for younger kids to hear that example. So many people don’t want to stand up for their faith.”

With recent appearances on Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family, Fox News, RFD-TV's Larry's Country Diner, and a busy tour schedule, audiences understand the long time veteran of the Grand Ole Opry stage is more than a singer; more than a pianist; Tim Atwood is an entertainer and a dynamic country showman.

Tim Atwood On Tour: NOV 11 Tim Atwood & T. Graham Brown in Concert / Mt Juliet, Tenn. DEC 01 Celebrate Christmas at The Jamboree / Wheeling, W. Va. DEC 02 Relevant Worship Center / St. Clairsville, Ohio DEC 07 Spike’s Sports Grille / Crossville, Tenn. DEC 15 Private Party / Tulsa, Okla. DEC 18 Grinders Switch Christmas Show / Centerville, Tenn. DEC 19 Private Party / Nashville, Tenn. JAN 27 The Country Music Cruise (2019) / Fort Lauderdale, Fla. MAY 10 Tim Atwood & Lorrie Morgan / Bremen, Ga.

About Tim Atwood: Tim is originally from East Peoria, Illinois. He began his music career playing gospel music at the age of thirteen for The Harris Family. Before settling in at the Grand Ole Opry, Tim toured with country legends Mel Street, Lynn Anderson and Jim Ed Brown where he can still be seen regularly on the rebroadcasts of Jim Ed’s TV series Nashville On The Road. Tim’s other TV credits include Home & Family, Larry’s Country Diner, Another Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting, Opry Live, Nashville Now, Hee Haw, Church Street Station, Country On The Gulf, Pop Goes The Country, Country Connection, Late Night With David Letterman, The Dailey & Vincent Show and features on CBS, NBC and FOX National News.

Dave Rowland of Dave & Sugar Dead at 74

Dave Rowland, born January 26, 1944, known to many in the music business as the founder and lead singer of hit-making group Dave & Sugar died November 1, 2018 in Nashville, due to complications from a stroke.



Before forming Dave & Sugar, Rowland was part of J.D. Sumner and the Stamps Quartet (who was touring with Elvis Presley at the time), and later the Four Guys. The Stamps Quartet was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 1988. He also was a prominent member of Country Music Hall of Fame member Charley Pride's road show.



By 1975, with Pride looking for a backup band, Rowland hired Jackie Frantz and Vicki Hackeman, and Dave & Sugar was formed.



After signing on with Pride's management team, Dave & Sugar signed with RCA Records and recorded their first album. The trio's first single, "Queen of the Silver Dollar" (written by Shel Silverstein) broke into the Top 25 of Billboard magazine's country singles chart in early 1976. Their second single "The Door Is Always Open," shot straight to the number one spot on the country charts, a driving, lushly produced track which expertly combined Rowland's resonant baritone with soaring harmonies.



Two successive singles, "I'm Gonna Love You,” and "Don't Throw It All Away," used the same basic formula as "The Door Is Always Open," and also became huge hits in 1976-77. Their peak run garnered nearly one dozen Top 10 singles, including two more No. 1 hits - "Tear Time" (1978) and "Golden Tears" (1979). Overall, Dave & Sugar charted 16 times on the Billboard country charts.



Dave & Sugar was a slick sounding, soulful vocal trio that during their heyday was labeled "the country ABBA." Although their career was much shorter lived than that of Bjorn and crew, Dave & Sugar did share the Swedish group's knack for catchy tunes, sparkling production, and full, rich, male/female vocal arrangements. Their touring took them throughout North America, Europe, New Zealand and Italy, where the group played a command performance for the Mayor of Rome.

Rowland also toured with Conway Twitty, Hank Williams, Jr., Waylon Jennings, and Barbara Mandrell and was an opening act for Kenny Rogers for two years.



Rowland disbanded the trio briefly during the early 1980s to try a solo career, releasing an album entitled (appropriately) Sugar Free and charting two singles of his own. Rowland later reformed the trio with two new sets of "Sugar" partners.



Dave Rowland is survived by his wife Terri Rowland, mother Ruby Rowland and sister Donna Fort and her husband Bob, of Palm Desert, Calif., sister-in-law Angie Billis of Nashville, Tenn., niece Vicki Martinka and husband John in Pennsylvania, and nephew Bobby Fowler and wife Belen and their two children in Argentina.



In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations in the name of Dave Rowland be sent to the Monroe Carrell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tenn. In 2014, Rowland was honored by the Music City Tennis Invitational in recognition of four decades of event participation with proceeds to benefit the hospital.

Legendary Singer-Songwriter John Prine “The Tree of Forgiveness” Tour 2018 Friday, December 14th at Celebrity Theatre

JOHN PRINE’S THE TREE OF FORGIVENESS RELEASED APRIL 13, 2018 FIRST ALBUM OF NEW SONGS IN 13 YEARS “SUMMER’S END” PREMIERES TODAY

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BELLAMY BROTHERS JOIN BLAKE SHELTON'S "FRIENDS & HEROES 2019" TOUR

From his team members on The Voice to veteran country artists, Blake Shelton has a history of demonstrating his support for the people in whom he believes; when he realized that fans across the country needed to hear music from his friends and heroes, he decided to bring them all out on the road. “Friends & Heroes 2019” will kick off on February 14 in Oklahoma City, Okla. and will span 18 dates across the country (full list below). Very special guest Lauren Alaina joins Shelton for the run along with special appearances by country icons the Bellamy Brothers, John Anderson and Trace Adkins.

“I’m really excited about my tour because it’s taking where I came from and the music I listened to growing up, and actually introducing it to a whole new audience,” Shelton said. “I feel like a lot of people might know the Bellamy Brothers’ and John Anderson’s music, but maybe they’re not familiar with who they are as artists. I think that this is going to be a great opportunity for the country music fan base to be re-introduced to these guys and, selfishly, I’m just excited to share the stage with them! It’ll be great to have Trace back out on the road with us, and I can’t wait for one of my newer friends and heroes, Lauren Alaina, to blow these crowds away.”

Tickets and VIP experiences (information below) for “Friends & Heroes 2019” will go on sale November 9 at 10:00 a.m. Blake Shelton Fan Club members and American Express® Card members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Friday, November 2 at 10:00 a.m. local through Thursday, November 8 at 10:00 p.m. local.

VIP experiences will be available throughout the 2019 tour with premium perks ranging from a great seat on the floor to exclusive merchandise. The BS'ers VIP Lounge will also return, including the opportunity to pose in Shelton’s chair from The Voice, plus he will play a private acoustic set in select cities. Blake Shelton VIP Experience details are available HERE.

The Bellamy Brothers' No. 1 rated reality show, "Honky Tonk Ranch," which "chronicles their unusual lives, blending music stardom, vigorous road tours and cattle ranching” (Tampa Bay Times), will return for a second season following the worldwide success of the first 13 episodes. David and Howard Bellamy's famous friends, including Tanya Tucker and Mickey Gilley, also dropped by their Florida homestead during the first season. (Stay tuned for the second season premiere episode's date and time.)

In addition to “Honky Tonk Ranch,” the Bellamy Brothers recently released their autobiography “Let Your Love Flow: The Life and Times of the Bellamy Brothers.” Autographed copies of their book are available EXCLUSIVELY at honkytonkranchtv.com. Special bundle prices also available when purchasing their book and 40th Anniversary 2-Disc CD set.

BLAKE SHELTON’S “FRIENDS & HEROES 2019” DATES Feb. 14 Chesapeake Energy Arena - OKC, Okla. Feb. 15 Sprint Center - Kansas City, Mo. Feb. 16 Denny Sanford PREMIER Center - Sioux Falls, S.D. Feb. 21 Bankers Life Fieldhouse - Indianapolis, Ind. Feb. 22 KeyBank Center - Buffalo, N.Y. Feb. 23 PPG Paints Arena - Pittsburgh, Penn. Feb. 28 Peoria Civic Center - Peoria, Ill. Mar. 1 KFC Yum! Center - Louisville, Ky. Mar. 2 Ford Center - Evansville, Ind. Mar. 7 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena - Jacksonville, Fla. Mar. 8 Amalie Arena - Tampa, Fla. Mar. 9 BB&T Center - Sunrise, Fla. Mar. 14 Wells Fargo Arena - Des Moines, Iowa Mar. 15 Xcel Energy Center - St. Paul, Minn. Mar. 16 Resch Center - Green Bay, Wis. Mar. 21 Mohegan Sun Arena - Uncasville, Conn. Mar. 22 Mohegan Sun Arena - Uncasville, Conn. Mar. 23 Times Union Center - Albany, N.Y.

ABOUT BELLAMY BROTHERS Howard and David continue to prove that the trail they’ve ridden to fame has been as unique as their music itself—music that is now celebrating more than 40 years of success. The road that started on the pop music charts in the ‘70’s, took a winding turn into country music in the ‘80’s, paving the way for duos to come, such as Brooks & Dunn, Montgomery Gentry, Big & Rich and The Judds. “If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body (Would You Hold It Against Me),” originally scrawled on a dinner napkin by David, rocketed them to the top of the country charts the way “Let Your Love Flow,” had done in the pop market just a few years earlier. It proved to be the first of a string of 14 No. 1 singles in the U.S. alone. They’re the only U.S. country music act who've toured in India, Sri Lanka, New Caledonia and Qatar. The Bellamy Brothers hold the record in both the Academy of Country Music (ACM) and the Country Music Association Awards (CMA) for the most duo nominations. Numerous Grammy nods have also been directed toward the brothers. The Bellamys are also opening up their lives to television audiences with their new reality show, “Honky Tonk Ranch.” Each episode of “Honky Tonk Ranch” captivates viewers by the unpredictable misadventures the Bellamys face while balancing their globe-trotting touring schedule while running their sprawling family ranch in south Florida. “Honky Tonk Ranch” is executive produced by David Bellamy and directed, shot and edited by Derrek Kupish, CEO/founder of dkupish productions. “Honky Tonk Ranch” airs Sundays at 8:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. CT on The Cowboy Channel.

To keep up with this on-the-move-duo, you can follow the Bellamy Brothers on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or visit BellamyBrothers.com. For the full program schedule and more information about The Cowboy Channel, visit TheCowboyChannel.com.

ABOUT BLAKE SHELTON Country Music Association’s 2012 “Entertainer of the Year,” five-time Male Vocalist of the Year winner and GRAMMY nominee Blake Shelton continues to add to his superstar status. His most recent album Texoma Shore became his sixth record to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and marked his 11th all-genre Top 10. Texoma Shore features tracks including “I Lived It” and “I’ll Name The Dogs,” a romantic tune that boasts more than 115 million streams and marked his 25th No. 1 song. His current hit, “Turnin’ Me On,” is the project’s third single and was most-added upon impact at country radio. In the week following album launch, Shelton became the first artist in Country Aircheck / Mediabase history to have six songs chart simultaneously. Texoma Shore follows 2016’s Gold-certified If I’m Honest, the best-selling country album release of the year, which spawned three chart-topping songs and earned him a No. 1 on both the Billboard Top Country Albums and the all-genre Top Album Sales charts.



A member of the Grand Ole Opry, Shelton has earned a host of honors throughout his career including 20 ACM nominations and both the male and overall Video of the Year trophies at the 2018 CMT Awards. As a coach for the Emmy Award-winning television show The Voice, Shelton is a six-time champion, most recently with his contestant Chloe Kohanski. Off stage, Shelton has teamed up with Ryman Hospitality to open a string of Ole Red entertainment restaurant venues, a nod to his 2001 hit of the same name. The first location in his hometown of Tishomingo, OK opened in September 2017, while the space on Nashville’s lower Broadway hosted a week-long grand opening in June of 2018. Locations in Gatlinburg, TN and Orlando, FL are due to follow.

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ABOUT LAUREN ALAINA Georgia native Lauren Alaina captured America’s hearts when she competed on Season 10 of American Idol. In 2017, Lauren followed up her No. 1 debuting first album, Wildflower, with the release of the critically-acclaimed Road Less Traveled. The album landed on multiple end-of-year “Best Of” lists including Billboard, Rolling Stone and Amazon, and it became the top-streamed female country album release of the year. Praised as “full of life lessons and uplift” (PEOPLE), the collection of 12 songs all written by the young star includes Lauren’s first No. 1 hit, title track “Road Less Traveled.” The “sassy Southerner with killer pipes” (PARADE) has shared the stage with superstars including Jason Aldean, Alan Jackson, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan and Martina McBride. Lauren recently joined Cole Swindell and Dustin Lynch on the Reason to Drink Another Tour.



Lauren is this year’s ACM New Female Vocalist of the Year and performed on the Apr. 15 broadcast live from Las Vegas. She was also nominated for ACM Vocal Event of the Year for “What Ifs,” the double-platinum-selling No. 1 collaboration with her childhood friend, Kane Brown. Lauren is one of CMT’s Next Women of Country and she received her first CMT Music Award for Breakthrough Video of the Year with her No. 1 smash “Road Less Traveled,” This year she received her second CMT Music Award for Collaborative Video of the Year, with Kane Brown. In addition to performing on the 51st Annual CMA Awards, 2017 saw Lauren earning nominations for CMA New Artist of the Year, several Teen Choice Awards and Radio Disney Music Awards. In 2018, Lauren is again nominated for CMA New Artist of the Year, and is the reigning Breakout Artist of the Year for the Nashville Business Journal. Her current single, “Ladies of the ‘90s” is at country radio now.



ABOUT JOHN ANDERSON The story of John Anderson is the true-to-life, yet larger-than-life, saga of one of the most dramatic career turn-arounds of the 1990's.It's the story of just reward for a singer who originally took country music by storm and helped keep it true to its roots back in the early '80's. His memorable hits from that musical era included “Wild and Blue,” “I'm Just An Old Chunk Of Coal,” “1959,” “I Just Came Home To Count The Memories,” “Black Sheep” and “Swingin'.” “Straight Tequila Night,” the lead-off single from 1992’s Seminole Wind went to number one across the board on every country chart, and spawned another run of hits in the decade to follow such as “Money In The Bank,” “I’ve Got It Made,” “I Wish I Could Have Been There,” “Let Go Of The Stone,” “Bend It ‘Til It Breaks,” “Mississippi Moon” and “Somebody Slap Me.” John Anderson… an influence to many of today’s country artists, a colorful character and truly a country music treasure!



ABOUT TRACE ADKINS Towering baritone Trace Adkins has sold more than 11 million albums and charted more than 20 singles in his 25 years in Nashville, a remarkable run for one of country music’s most easily identifiable stars. The Louisiana native recently released his 12th studio album, Something’s Going On, on BBR Music Group / Wheelhouse Records. A three-time GRAMMY Award nominee, Adkins has won three Academy of Country Music Awards, including the 2009 Single of the Year Award for “You’re Gonna Miss This” and Vocal Event of the Year with Blake Shelton for “Hillbilly Bone” in 2010. The Grand Ole Opry member is also an author and spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Project and The American Red Cross, for whom he raised more than $1.5 million dollars as winner of NBC’s All-Star Celebrity Apprentice. In recent years, Adkins has performed for our service members across 12 USO Tours. In his 2007 autobiography, A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Freethinking Roughneck, Adkins recounted his rise to fame, brushes with death, and battles with personal demons. Adkins has also acted in multiple films and television shows, playing a tough-as-nails biker in The Lincoln Lawyer (starring Matthew McConaughey), a desperate father in Deepwater Horizon (starring Mark Wahlberg) and a wise oracle of a tattoo artist in the family friendly film Moms' Night Out (starring Patricia Heaton, Sean Astin, Sarah Drew). His most recent role was that of MercyMe’s real-life manager, Brickell, in the box office smash “I Can Only Imagine.” The film was the third biggest selling movie on its opening weekend in America. For tour dates and more information, visit www.traceadkins.com or on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @TraceAdkins.

BILLY RAY CYRUS SIRIUSXM SPECIAL AIRS ON PRIME COUNTRY CHANNEL 58 THROUGH NOVEMBER 7

Billy Ray Cyrus Performs "Goddess of Democracy" at the SiriusXM Music City Theatre in Nashville

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CMA BRUNCH & BURN WITH CELEBRITY TRAINER ERIN OPREA, MAREN MORRIS AND RYAN HURD AIMS TO GET NASHVILLE CMA AWARDS RED-CARPET READY

SOLD OUT WORKOUT AND BRUNCH EVENT TAKING PLACE AT DIERKS BENTLEY’S WHISKEY ROW NOVEMBER 10

TICKET PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT THE CMA FOUNDATION AND THEIR EFFORTS TO ENRICH MUSIC EDUCATION PROGRAMS ACROSS THE COUNTRY

"THE 52ND ANNUAL CMA AWARDS" AIR LIVE NOVEMBER 14 ON THE ABC TELEVISION NETWORK

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THOMPSON SQUARE TO RELEASE CHILDREN’S BOOK INSPIRED BY SON COOPER, TIME TO GET DRESSED

LOVABLE LESSON BOOK OUT 11/13

PRE-ORDERS INCLUDE ILLUSTRATED BOOK’S “TIME TO GET DRESSED” THEME SONG

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KELSEA BALLERINI FIRES UP 2019 WITH HEADLINING THE MISS ME MORE TOUR WITH BRETT YOUNG

ARENA BILL INCLUDES NEWCOMER BRANDON RATCLIFF

UNAPOLOGETICALLY (DELUXE EDITION) IS DIGITALLY AND PHYSICALLY AVAILABLE NOW

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BRETT YOUNG UNPACKS “TICKET TO L.A.”

BILLBOARD RAVES OF THE “SWEET, UPBEAT” TITLE TRACK FROM FORTHCOMING SOPHOMORE ALBUM – OUT DEC. 7

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BASTIAN BAKER’S AMERICAN DEBUT ALBUM RELEASES WORLDWIDE

Swiss Singer/Songwriter’s Genre-Defying Album Available Across All Digital Retailers Shania Twain’s NOW Tour Headed To Australia

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DYLAN SCOTT UNLEASHES INTIMATE STRIPPED EP

NEW TRACK “NOTHING TO DO TOWN” DROPPING NOVEMBER 16

INAUGURAL BAYOU STOCK COUNTRY FESTIVAL TO BENEFIT NORTHEAST LOUISIANA SET FOR NOVEMBER 17

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DIERKS BENTLEY ANNOUNCES FIRST LEG OF THE 2019 BURNING MAN TOUR KICKING OFF IN JANUARY

Nearly 25 Cities Across the US and Canada Will Feature Special Guests Jon Pardi, Tenille Townes and the Hot Country Knights

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THINGS THAT WE DRINK TO: MORGAN EVANS' DEBUT ALBUM MAKES GLOBAL IMPACT

FIRST FULL-LENGTH U.S. RELEASE CLAIMS TOP 10 SPOT ON BILLBOARD'S TOP COUNTRY ALBUMS CHART

SET TO JOIN FIRST LEG OF DAN + SHAY THE TOUR BEGINNING FEBRUARY 2019

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Countdown Begins to America’s Most Attended Polo Event…. Less Than Three Weeks Away from the Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships See Star Players like Nacho Figueras and Enjoy Many New Elements November 10th and 11th

The 8th Annual Scottsdale Polo Party will take place at WestWorld of Scottsdale; Gates Open Saturday at 9:45 a.m. & Sunday 10:45 a.m.

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CHRIS STAPLETON, TIM MCGRAW, DIERKS BENTLEY & BRETT ELDREDGE BRING THE HEAT AS YOUR 2019 COUNTRY THUNDER ARIZONA HEADLINERS!

Country Thunder Arizona will roar into Florence like never before this April 11-14, 2019. Today organizers announced another jaw-dropping line-up for one of America’s favorite country music events.

“2018 was a record-breaking year in Arizona and we knew that we had to up the ante for 2019,” says Country Thunder Music Festivals CEO, Troy Vollhoffer “We are excited to announce these headliners for the incredible fans who have made Country Thunder Arizona what it is.”



Also announced today were emerging superstars BROTHERS OSBORNE and HIGH VALLEY, country legends TRACE ADKINS, CLAY WALKER, RESTLESS HEART, the original line-up of LONESTAR, red-hot up-and-comers ABBY ANDERSON, BRANDON LAY and the HUNTER BROTHERS, a performance from weekend hosts WILLIAMS & REE, and a promise of more to come!

Stapleton has never played Country Thunder Arizona, but he is no stranger to fans of country, rock and roots music. The announcement of the five-time Grammy Award, and astonishing 14-time ACM and CMA winner, has been a major coupe for the 2018 ACM Festival Of The Year.

The Lexington, Kentucky native is truly a once-in-a-lifetime artist who transcends musical boundaries and genres – Sunday evening will be a closing night like no other.



There have been very few American country artists more consistent than McGraw over the past 25 years, and CT Nation will be thrilled when one of the genre’s consummate performers takes the stage on Friday night.

Recent hit singles, Neon Church and Thought About You are currently showcasing the country music legend at the peak of his considerable powers.

Saturday? Well . . . Saturday is going to be a party when homeboy Dierks Bentley returns for a command performance on the massive Country Thunder main stage.

During a roll which has lasted the better part of the past two decades, Bentley has amassed a shocking 30 hit singles – any one of them is going to sound amazing with over 30,000 home state fans singing right along!

No stranger to stardom himself, Brett Eldredge could be the dark horse of a stacked 2019 headline line-up in the Arizona desert.

With seven top-10 hits and four top-5 albums to his credit, Eldredge has earned his stripes through nine years of relentless touring, and a reputation as one of the top live performers in country music – his Thursday evening headline slot is a guaranteed early weekend highlight.

Country Thunder is known for showcasing not only the hottest acts in country music, but also introducing new talents that often transition to some of the biggest acts in the world. Both Eric Church and Luke Bryan were early afternoon acts on Country Thunder stages and have become two of the most recognizable names in country music. Country Thunder CEO Troy Vollhoffer is proud to continue this tradition and today announces Nashville New Faces - bringing the brightest young Nashville talent to each Country Thunder show. Throughout the year he won't just book them to play, but he will introduce them to the world during his podcast called Nashville New Faces! Be ready country music fans - the next superstar may be discovered here!

Country Thunder Arizona 2019 is coming in hot - see you all there!

Today (until midnight) is the final day for $130.00 four-day passes, after which time they will be available for four easy and incredibly low payments of $40.00 plus taxes and fees. Single-day passes are available for only $75 - there is no better value in live country music. Visit countrythunder.com to purchase, or order by phone at 1-866-388-0007. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram all @countrythunder.

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