Brad Paisley Honored With ‘Randy Owen Angels Among Us Award’ At St. Jude Seminar

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ARISTA NASHVILLE’s BRAD PAISLEY was honored with the “RANDY OWEN ANGELS AMONG US AWARD” this past weekend at the COUNTRY CARES FOR ST. JUDE SEMINAR in MEMPHIS. PAISLEY received the honor in recognition of of his “exceptional and lasting contributions” to ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL. PAISLEY joins the ranks of last year’s recipient, CAPITOL NASHVILLE’s DARIUS RUCKER, and former recipients ALSAC COO DAVID MCKEE, awarded posthumously; ST. JUDE COUNTRY CARES Advisory Council member SHARON EAVES, awarded posthumously; and the first recipient, JOHN RICH, who was awarded the title in 2012

Brad Paisley’s Comedy Rodeo Announced for Netflix

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Brad Paisley Announces Netflix Comedy Special to Debut August 15 Brad Paisley’s Comedy Rodeo With Special Guests Nate Bargatze, John Heffron, Jon Reep, Sarah Tiana and Mike E. Winfield And Special Appearances by David Hasselhoff and Reba McEntire   Nashville, TN (June 23, 2017) – Country music superstar Brad Paisley announced today, via his socials, that his Netflix one-hour comedy special, Brad Paisley’s Comedy Rodeo, will debut on August 15. The hilarious show includes special guests and fellow comedians Nate Bargatze, John Heffron, Jon Reep, Sarah Tiana and Mike E. Winfield. Actor David Hasselhoff and multi-talented Reba McEntire make special appearances. The show was filmed earlier this year when Paisley hosted two comedy shows at Zanies Comedy Club in Nashville as part of the Wild West Comedy Festival.

Grand Ole Opry Introduces The Opry Box, Country Music’s First Merchandise Subscription Box

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The Grand Ole Opry is introducing country music fans to a new subscription box, the first of its kind to be curated around country living, Nashville, and the Opry. Each season, the Opry Box promises country music surprises including themed one-of-a-kind merchandise, an exclusive Inside The Circle magazine, and more. The Opry Box launches with “Opry Friends”, a box celebrating friendships between Opry artists as well as between country stars and their fans. Opry member Brad Paisley graces the cover of the seasonal magazine, sharing the stories about friends who contributed to his upcoming album LOVE AND WAR, also included in the first edition Box. Paisley’s Opry fishing buddy Little Jimmy Dickens is remembered in the Box with the inclusion of a travel mug emblazoned with the Country Music Hall of Famer’s name as found on his Opry House dressing room door. In addition to Box surprises, the inaugural Box also includes the Grammy®-nominated DVD/Blu-ray American Saturday Night: Live From The Grand Ole Opry featuring Paisley, Blake Shelton, Darius Rucker, Brett Eldredge, and The Band Perry. Single boxes ($40 plus shipping) and subscriptions for four seasonal boxes ($140 plus shipping) are available now at opry.com and at 1-800-SEE-OPRY. About the Grand Ole Opry
 The Grand Ole Opry® is presented by Humana®.  Opry performances are held every Friday and Saturday of the year, and Tuesday Night Opry shows will return February 14, 2017.  To plan an Opry visit, call (800) SEE-OPRY or visit opry.com. The Opry presents the best in country music live every week from Nashville, Tenn.  Marking more than  nine decades of entertainment, the Opry can be heard at opry.com and wsmonline.com, Opry and WSM mobile apps, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and its flagship home, 650 AM-WSM. The Grand Ole Opry is owned by Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE: RHP).  For more information, visit opry.com.

Live From Las Vegas: The 52nd Annual ACM Awards!

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The Academy of Country Music announced today that the 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ will broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. This marks the first time the show will broadcast from T-Mobile Arena. The Academy of Country Music® announced today that the 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®,  will broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. This will mark the first time the show will broadcast from T-Mobile Arena. The 52nd ACM Awards, honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in country music, will feature exciting performances, unprecedented collaborations, surprising moments and more to be announced in the coming months. [bctt tweet=”Just announced! 52nd @ACMawards will air LIVE from Las Vegas’ @TMobileArena April 2 at 8pm on #CBS!” username=”CMNBlog”] Details about The Week Vegas Goes Country®, including information on the ACM Party for a Cause® events, activities, and official ACM after parties, is forthcoming. For event updates, ticket on-sale dates and hotel information, please check back often.

BRAD PAISLEY, KELSEA BALLERINI, MEL TILLIS, NASHVILLE ON CMT, 2016 IN MEMORIAM AND MORE FEATURED IN THIS EDITION OF ‘THE PICKUP’

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Continuing the tradition of presenting the top stories in country music, another all-new episode of the “The Pickup” features a look at Brad Paisley’s new exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, a special holiday engagement, the new season of “Nashville” debuting on CMT, a new Pickup-and-Coming, a tribute to artists who left us in 2016 and more. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has opened a new exhibit through May 14 taking a glimpse into Brad Paisley’s illustrious career thus far. The exhibit features the “Today” singer’s first guitar, some of his many awards and even a letter to Santa. The holidays are a popular time for engagements and that proved true when Kelsea Ballerini announced hers on Instagram. She posted her engagement photo with Morgan Evans appropriately hash tagging it with ‘#HeCalledDibs.’ According to a Facebook post from daughter Pam Tillis, Mel Tillis is out of the hospital and home in Florida. The good news came after many prayers and well wishes were extended to the songwriting legend from fans and friends in the industry alike. CMT will debut the fifth season of “Nashville” on January 5 promising more music than ever before for the popular series that has shined a national spotlight on Music City. If fans miss the premiere, they can see it on demand in multiple places. The latest edition of the Pickup-and-Coming features country newcomer Nick Brennan and his single “Buck Naked.” To hear the hilarious and thoughtfully written tune and learn more about Brennan, fans can head to NickBrennanMusic.com. A number one party for Keith Urban’s “Wasted Time” hit was held at Nashville’s newest hotel The Westin with the songwriters of the song. Urban said that the song was written by accident when he crashed the writing session that the two co-writers had previously scheduled. The hitmaker helped Nashville ring in the New Year with a performance on New Years Eve downtown, The Pickup will have more on that in the next edition, so stay tuned! In this episode, The Pickup pays tribute to artists who passed away in 2016, but whose music lives on. The memoriam includes Merle Haggard, Glenn Frey (The Eagles), Joey Feek, Sonny James, Guy Clark, Ralph Stanley, Jean Shepard, Holly Dunn and Bonnie Brown (The Browns). Keep on the lookout for the next episode, which will include Jeannie Seely dishing on her new album of originals, “Written In Song.” Check out the latest episode of The Pickup here: http://www.viewbix.com/v/The-Pickup–48/bef58f3c-dfaf-4ee0-8e98-d6cf46b19a6e ABOUT THE PICKUP: Launched in early 2015, The Pickup, a syndicated country video news series produced by The Hot Seat, highlights today’s stars and classic country artists making news today. New episodes are posted on the 1st and 15th of each month. The Pickup, hosted and produced by Adam Wurtzel, can be seen on the websites of broadcasters across the country (Nash Icon, HankFM, Midwest Communications, Zimmer Communications’ 94.3 KAT Country, etc.), online media blogs, the U.K.’s SKY Television, Heartland Network, and Sandy Zimmerman’s Continue reading BRAD PAISLEY, KELSEA BALLERINI, MEL TILLIS, NASHVILLE ON CMT, 2016 IN MEMORIAM AND MORE FEATURED IN THIS EDITION OF ‘THE PICKUP’

Brad Paisley Announces March 3 Release Date for Next Album – LOVEAND WAR

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Nashville, TN – Superstar Brad Paisley announces March 3 as the release date of his forthcoming album, LOVE AND WAR. “Today” is the first single from the much anticipated album and is already in the Top 15 on the country airplay charts   LOVE AND WAR is co-produced by Paisley and Luke Wooten and will be the entertainer’s 11th studio album release on Arista Nashville.   Brad Paisley is a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer whose talents have earned him numerous awards, including three GRAMMYs, two American Music Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards and 14 Country Music Association Awards (including Entertainer of the Year), among many others. He has been a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry since 2001. Paisley has written 20 of his 23 #1 hits including “He Didn’t Have to Be,” “Mud on the Tires,” “She’s Everything,” “Water” and “Remind Me,” among others. His highly successful Life Amplified World Tour 2016 traveled across the US and Canada and recently announced added dates for February 2017. Paisley also took his “Country Nation College Tour presented by Frontier Communications” to 9 IMG College partners this fall for free concerts on campus, a follow-up to his initial 2015 college tour. His current single, “Today,” is resonating with people around the globe and is currently in the Top 15 on the country single chart and the music video has been viewed over 30 million times. Paisley has partnered with Boot Barn® and developed an exclusive line of jeans, hats, T-shirts, jewelry, belts and woven shirts called Moonshine Spirit by Brad Paisley. Connect with Brad at www.BradPaisley.com, www.Facebook.com/BradPaisley, on Twitter @BradPaisley, on Instagram @Brad Paisley, and YouTube at YouTube.com/BradPaisley.

The Country Network Now Available on Roku

Streaming TV market adds 10.6M to TCN’s Household Reach Nashville, Tenn., (November 16, 2016)–The innovative television network dedicated to providing today’s country music enthusiasts more choices in televised and digital programming, The Country Network (TCN), is pleased to announce its carriage on the Roku streaming media platform. Country music fans with the device or Roku-enabled Smart TV can now access the latest and best videos from their Country, Americana, Red Dirt and Texas artists, as well as TCN’s original programming—including series such as Live from the Couch, On the Rise, Our Land: The Music Highway, Studio B Sessions, and more! This news comes as TCN expands into nine (9) additional markets throughout the heartland, renewal with Cocola Broadcasting, and the launch of eight original series for its initial fall lineup. It also recently launched its creative, state-of-the-art fan-incentive program, TCN All-Access. The carriage through Roku will add an additional 10.6M potential viewers to TCN’s overall household reach, now estimated at over 50 million DMA households, putting it squarely on pace with its growth strategy to reach 100 million homes within the next three years. For more information on The Country Network, please visit www.tcncountry.com. “The addition of Roku is extremely important to us,” states Tim Eaton, President and CEO of The Country Network. “4 in 10 households currently own an OTT streaming device, and by next year, Streaming Media Players (SMP) penetration will reach 40 percent of all U.S. homes with internet,” he explains. “The number of ways people are receiving TV content is expanding rapidly and we want to be a part of this conversation and be available to fans through a wide variety of sources.” Roku is the leader in SMP market share. There are currently 10.6M active Roku accounts across SMPs and smart TV, reaching 49% of SMP households. These figures are expected to climb steeply based upon reports by IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS): 56 percent of all North American TV shipments in Q1-2016 were smart TVs; Roku-powered smart TVs earned 12% of all sales for the entire first half of 2016. For more information on The Country Network, upcoming show announcements, and a complete list of broadcast affiliates and channels, please visit www.tcncountry.com.

Watch The 50th Annual CMA Awards online LIVE

See an Exclusive Live TV Broadcast of the Red Carpet Hosted by Bobby Bones and a Special Performance by Chris Janson on AUDIENCE® Network and Live Streaming on ATT.com AT&T* is giving Country Music fans a front row seat at “The 50th Annual CMA Awards” red carpet. AUDIENCE® Network presents an exclusive look at the “AT&T CMA Awards Red Carpet“ show hosted by Bobby Bones, host of iHeartRadio’s nationally syndicated radio program “The Bobby Bones Show,” and a performance by Country Music star Chris Janson. Janson’s “Buy Me A Boat” was named Country Song of the Year at the iHeartRadio Music Awards in May. DIRECTV and AT&T U-verse® TV customers can catch the red carpet show airing live Wednesday, Nov. 2, on AUDIENCE® Network (DIRECTV Ch. 239 or U-verse TV Ch. 1114) at 7 p.m. ET. and live stream the event starting at 6:30 p.m. ET at http://www.att.com/cmaredcarpet/. Customers with 4K ready TVs will see a simulcast of the awards show on DIRECTV channel 106 in stunning ultra HD at 7 p.m. ET. Country Music fans can get an up close and personal look at their favorite musicians and celebrities as they walk the red carpet. Plus, see behind-the-scenes interviews with artists as they prepare for Country Music’s Biggest Night™. In addition to Janson, catch performances by Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks with Trisha Yearwood, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and many more. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will host the 50th Annual CMA Awards live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Catch all the action Wednesday, Nov. 2, (8-11 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network. *AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc. About the CMA Awards The first “CMA Awards Banquet and Show” was held in 1967. The following year, the CMA Awards was broadcast on television for the first time – making it the longest running, annual music awards program on network TV. The CMA Awards have aired on ABC since 2006. ABC will be the network home of the CMA Awards and CMA’s other two television properties, “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” and “CMA Country Christmas,” through 2021. Fans can get more information on “The 50th Annual CMA Awards” and sign up for CMA emails and exclusives by visiting CMAawards50.com. About AT&T AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, mobile, high speed internet and voice services. We’re the world’s largest provider of pay TV. We have TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. We offer the best global coverage of any U.S. wireless provider.* And we help businesses worldwide serve their customers better with our mobility and highly secure cloud solutions. Additional information about AT&T products and services is available at http://about.att.com. Follow our news on Twitter at @ATT, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/attand Continue reading Watch The 50th Annual CMA Awards online LIVE

“American Saturday Night: Live From The Grand Ole Opry” Available on DVD and BluRay TODAY

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The Grand Ole Opry® presented by Humana® will release its first-ever concert film, American Saturday Night: Live From the Grand Ole Opry, on DVD and BluRay in Opry retail stores during this weekend’s Opry Birthday Bash. The film will be available via ecommerce beginning Tues., Nov. 1. American Saturday Night: Live From the Grand Ole Opry debuted late last year in 200+ cinemas across the U.S. The made-for-cinema feature film offers audiences a virtual front row seat and VIP all-access pass to country music’s most famous show, including live Opry performances and backstage conversations with Opry members Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, and Darius Rucker as well as The Band Perry and Brett Eldredge. Paisley is set to return live to the Opry stage this Sat., Oct. 8 as part of the show’s Birthday Bash. About the Grand Ole Opry: The Grand Ole Opry® is presented by Humana®.  Opry performances are held every Friday and Saturday of the year, with Tuesday Night Opry shows running through December 13. The Opry presents the best in country music live every week from Nashville, Tenn.  Celebrating nine decades of entertainment, the Opry can be heard at opry.com and wsmonline.com, Opry and WSM mobile apps, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and its flagship home, 650 AM-WSM. The Grand Ole Opry is owned by Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE: RHP).  For more information, visit opry.com.