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“Music City Gives Back” Concert Returns to Nashville, Hosted By Rodney Atkins

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Atkins set to perform during star-studded night of music benefiting W.O. Smith Music School on June 6th; full lineup to be announced soon! NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Six-time chart-topping country artist Rodney Atkins will host his seventh annual “Music City Gives Back” concert on Tuesday, June 6, unofficially kicking off a week of country music festivities in Nashville ahead of the CMT Music Awards and CMA Music Festival. The popular star-studded event, which benefits W.O. Smith Music School, will take place near 5th Avenue and Demonbreun Street in downtown Nashville and will include performances by Atkins and more artists to be announced in the coming days. “Nashville is a special place in the way that people in this community truly support one another and this is another great example of Nashville and the music industry coming together to support the kids and future of our community,” said Atkins. “As an artist, I’m blessed to be able to call Nashville home and grateful for the opportunity to give back through music with this event every year.” The concert is free and open to the public and performances will begin at 4:55 p.m. Select artists will also be available to sign autographs in the free, no-ticket-required sponsor activation area from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., where guests can have a drink, get some food and meet their favorite artists. Carl Black Chevrolet, Wrangler and Ally are returning for the seventh year as presenting sponsors for Music City Gives Back. Carl Black Chevrolet will stream the performances and behind the scenes interviews live on both CarlBlackRadio.com and TuneIn Radio’s Country Roads, and Wrangler will stream live on WranglerNetwork.com. Returning media partners NASH FM 103.3 and 95.5 NASH ICON will also be on site to emcee the event and introduce the star-studded lineup. For continuing updates and artist announcements, follow Music City Gives Back at www.Facebook.com/MusicCityGivesBack, on Twitter @MusicCityGB and on Instagram @MusicCityGivesBack.

Rodney Atkins and Rose Falcon Marry!

Country star Rodney Atkins exchanges vows with fellow singer-songwriter Rose Falcon during intimate beachside ceremony NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 11, 2013) – Country star Rodney Atkins tied the knot with fellow singer-songwriter Rose Falcon during an intimate beachside ceremony Sunday, November 10 on Captiva Island, Fla. Twenty guests were in attendance as the couple exchanged vows, including Atkins’ son Elijah, who acted as best man. Officiating was Charles Hutchins, founder of Holston United Methodist Home for Children, where Atkins spent his infancy before being adopted. On Saturday, friends and family were treated to a day of fishing in the beautiful waters surrounding Captiva. Rose crafted many of the wedding decorations herself, including wedding programs made of CD cases and a handmade bracelet for each female guest. Male guests each received a custom hat made to match the baseball cap worn by the groom. Rodney and Rose also took a special moment during the wedding ceremony to recognize the 51st anniversary of Allen and Margaret Atkins, presenting Margaret with a three-carat aquamarine ring (a nod to Rodney’s birthstone). Find out more straight from the source! http://ebmediapr.com/rodney-atkins/549–wedding-bells-ring-for-rodney-atkins-and-rose-falcon

Rodney Atkins He’s Mine Video

The Official Music Video For Rodney Atkins’ “He’s Mine.” Rodney Atkins’ latest single, “He’s Mine” has been a hit with the fathers and sons of the country music world. The song can be found on his fourth studio album, Take A Back Road and is the follow up to “Take A Back Road.” First I want to say that I am a fan of the song. It’s one of those that you find yourself singing along to in the car and then have it stuck in your head for a few hours. But…I have to say one thing about it that i find odd. Although I’m glad that this is a song about having pride in your son, I find it weird that there isn’t a line somewhere that says “Yeah he’s mine and I’m gonna’ take him to the back and whip him.” It’s not that I condone child abuse or anything like that, but come on…the kid was caught “shootin’ beer bottles” AND “smokin’.” Plus the kid was disrespectful by not even speaking to the old man…I’m just saying. Either way I do like the song and the video is great too! Watch it here now! He’s Mine – Rodney Atkins – Rodney Atkins Videos

Rodney Atkins NRA Country Artist Of The Month

NRA Country Has Announced Rodney Atkins As Their May Artist Of The Month. Rodney Atkins has been selected as the NRA Country Artist of the Month for May. Atkins joins some of country music’s biggest artists including Craig Morgan, Justin Moore, Lee Brice, Montgomery Gentry, Sunny Sweeney, Trace Adkins and TV personality Storme Warren, who have teamed up with NRA Country to celebrate their support of our brave men and women in uniform, appreciation for the great outdoors and love of family. Rodney’s values and beliefs make him a natural fit with the NRA Country Artist of the Month promotion. “The NRA’s mission statement is about respect and honor. It’s about being proud of all the hardworking folks in our country and the men and women representing us, serving in the military. The NRA reminds us all to be grateful and not take our freedoms for granted. It’s an honor to say ‘I am NRA Country.’” -Atkins Atkins is a household name in country music having landed six No. 1 hits, including the most recent platinum-selling, chart-topper, “Take A Back Road.” He has celebrated over five million single sales in the past five years alone. His current album, Take A Back Road, features the title track and his current single, “He’s Mine.” As part of the May promotion, fans can register to win an autographed guitar. Click HERE from now through the end of May to register to win!

Rodney Atkins’ Take A Back Road Video

Rodney Atkins’ Video For His Latest Single “Take A Back Road” Is Here. It is finally here! Rodney Atkins’ music video for “Take A Back Road” was well worth the wait. In it we see Atkins, along with others who are tired of their busy schedules and are looking for something more relaxing…like a BACK ROAD! Atkins is known for his fun, upbeat songs like “If You’re Going Through Hell”, “Watching You”, and “Farmer’s Daughter”. This is no different, it’s a great song that is hard not to sing along to. So sit back, watch, sing you hearts out, then jump in your car and find yourself a good back road! Tags: Take a Back Road, Rodney Atkins, Rodney Atkins Videos

Rodney Atkins’ New Album

Rodney Atkins’ Fourth Studio Album Hits The Market October 4th. Rodney Atkins’ newest album, Take A Back Road, will hit stores Tuesday, October 4th. The Curb Records’ platinum selling artist has been going strong all summer, touring non-stop since the beginning of June. The second single/title track of the album, “Take A Back Road“, is the fastest rising single of his career. “I have put a lot of time into the recording of this album and am excited to say I think it is progressive and representative of who and where I am today. We are thrilled with the reaction of ‘Take A Back Road’.” -Atkins With this being his 4th studio album and having numerous hits under his belt (“Watching You“, “Cleaning This Gun“, “Farmer’s Daughter“, “These Are My People“, “If You’re Going Through Hell“, “It’s America“), I find myself wondering why he gets so little recognition. Rodney Atkins hosted and organized “Music City Gives Back” this June, is currently working with Pillsbury’s Biscuitfest, will soon be touring in the fall, and no doubt will make an appearance at the annual CMA Awards. Atkins is also getting ready for the shooting of GAC‘s original series “Origin” and will be shooting in several locations for the video of “Take A Back Road“. Sounds like a busy man! Make sure to snatch up Take A Back Road as soon as it hits the shelves, I’m sure Atkins will give us a few more hits this go around! The track listing is below and I have to say numbers 6,8, and 10 have got me curious… Track Listing 1. Take A Back Road 2. He’s Mine 3. Family 4. The Corner 5. She’s A Girl 6. She’d Rather Fight 7. Feet 8. Cabin In The Woods 9. Just Wanna Rock N’ Roll 10. Growing Up Like That 11. Tips 12. Lifetime 13. Farmer’s Daughter

Cracker Barrel Presents Rodney Atkins

Rodney Atkins is next in line with a Cracker Barrel Exclusive album September 6th. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has released the news that fledgling country music star Rodney Atkins will release his next album with the popular restaurant chain. Cracker Barrel Presents Rodney Atkins will be available on September 6th, and will feature four #1 hits, including “These Are My People,” “Watching You,” and the current Billboard Top 20 and rising single “Farmer’s Daughter” which is approaching 300,000 digital downloads in just a few short months. The CD will also feature the previously unreleased song “More Like Your Memory (Always Takes Me Back),” and will be available only at Cracker Barrel. Like millions of Americans, Rodney enjoys stopping at Cracker Barrel when he’s on the road, sitting for awhile on the front porch, and having a great meal. “I love seeing a ” Cracker Barrel Up Ahead” sign on the road cause we all know that whenever you stop by, you are guaranteed to get a great meal – just like home. I’m excited to team up with the Cracker Barrel family and to make this new CD available exclusively to the folks stopping by.” said Rodney. Menu favorites for Rodney include the open roast beef sandwich, biscuits n’gravy, hash brown casserole, chicken n’ dumplins and of course a “big ol’ glass of sweet tea with lemon”. “Rodney is a great performer and his shows appeal to fans of all ages, and that’s the same appeal that Cracker Barrel offers to multi-generational families,” said Peter Keiser, Cracker Barrel’s Vice President of Marketing. “We expect that this special CD will provide some good times for a lot of people.” The previously unreleased song on Cracker Barrel Presents Rodney Atkins, “More Like Your Memory (Always Takes Me Back),” is one of the first songs that Rodney wrote that opened the door to get to produce his own records with long-time co-producer, Ted Hewitt. Country Music Photo Gallery

Craig Wiseman to Spearhead Music Row Rally

Songwriter Craig Wiseman presents the first-ever Music Row Rally to benefit food assistance needs in Nashville. As we approach the 5-year anniversary of the annual Stars for Second Harvest benefit, songwriter Craig Wiseman is asking Nashville to take notice and help out those in need around them. The demand for emergency food assistance is up %35 and supplies are running short. Simply donating nonperishable food items or making a monetary gift goes a long way. $1 provides 4 meals. On Friday September 25th (That’s THIS FRIDAY!!!!) Craig and the Big Loud Shirt gang, the Second Harvest staff, and a few special surprise guests will be stationed at the Row roundabout and the 17th St./Wedgewood intersection, during rush hours 4:00pm until 6:00pm collecting monetary and canned food donations from all of the cars driving by. Big donations will be rewarded with prizes such as tickets to the show, t-shirts or a sweaty kiss from Craig! “We are very excited about adding Music Row Rally to our Stars For Second Harvest event,” exclaims Craig. “It allows us to get all of our music row friends involved and gives artists a chance to help out such a worthy cause, raising awareness for Second Harvest in a time when it is needed the most. ‘The Words Written In Red’ tell us compassion for the hungry is one of the most basic acts of love there is and there is so much love in this town,” continues Craig. “I know this will be great!” Wiseman will also be the 5th annual Stars For Second Harvest benefit the following week on September 29, 2009 at 7:30pm at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. This concert features an unplugged acoustic style performance by some of Country Music’s brightest stars; Rodney Atkins, Phil Vassar and Heidi Newfield, to name a few. Thanks to presenting sponsor O’Charley’s, all of the proceeds will benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee in their efforts to feed hungry people and work to solve hunger issues in the Nashville community. Event tickets are on-sale now for $50 at secondharvestmidtn.org and $35 at ticketmaster.com.Country Music Photo Gallery