Some of the music industry’s biggest stars and friends of Montgomery Gentry’s Troy Gentry gathered Wednesday night, January 9, 2019, at the Grand Ole Opry House for the inaugural Troy Gentry Foundation concert, “C’Ya On The Flipside.” Established by Troy Gentry’s wife, Angie Gentry, the star-studded sold-out event raised over $300,000 to benefit The Opry Trust Fund, T.J. Martell, Make-A-Wish, The Journey Home Project and music education in Kentucky schools. Continue reading
The Academy of Country Music® announced exciting details about The Week Vegas Goes Country®, including a schedule of events and on-sale ticket information for the 6th Annual ACM Party for a Cause® to be held Thursday, April 12 – Sunday, April 15, 2018. This year’s ACM Party for a Cause will consist of fan events across the Las Vegas Strip leading up to and immediately following the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, which will broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Portions of all event proceeds will benefit ACM Lifting Lives®, which works to lift lives through the power of music. Tickets will be available Thursday, January 25 via pre-sale and to the general public on Friday, January 26 for marquee ACM Party for a Cause events, including: ACM Stories, Songs & Stars, an upscale evening modeled after an old-fashioned guitar pull, featuring today’s best songwriters in the round alongside superstar country artists performing songs they composed and the stories of how those collaborations came together. The first-ever ACM Topgolf Tee-Off, an update to the ACM Lifting Lives Golf Classic, where fans can watch their favorite country artists compete in a tournament of golf skills – and also take in LIVE performances by hot new acts (to be announced). ACM Awards Official After Party, the biggest party of the night featuring all-star performances following the big show! Each of the announced festivities will feature performances by some of the biggest names and hottest new talent in country music to be announced in the coming weeks. TICKET ON-SALE INFORMATION: ACM PROFESSIONAL MEMBER AND ACM A-LIST MEMBER TICKET ON-SALE: Both can purchase tickets beginning at 10:00 AM (PT) Thursday, January 25, 2018 by visiting www.PartyForaCause.com. The pre-sale code will be emailed prior to the on-sale. GENERAL PUBLIC TICKET ON-SALE: Tickets will go on-sale to the general public at 10:00 AM (PT) Friday, January 26, 2018 at www.PartyForaCause.com. Tickets start at $35. Please note, tickets for ACM Party for a Cause: WME’s Bash at The Beach events will go on sale at a later date, for more information please visit www.PartyForaCause.com. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2018 7:30 PM 95.5 The Bull’s 10th Annual All-Star Guitar Pull Presented by 95.5 The Bull and benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Location: The Pearl, Palms Casino Resort 10:00 PM ACM After Party for a Cause: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country Location: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2018 12:00 PM ACM Party for a Cause: Tailgate Party Location: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country 6:00 PM ACM Party for a Cause Location: Sandbar Pool, Red Rock Casino Resort 7:00 PM ACM Party for a Cause: WME’s Bash at The Beach Location: The Beach, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino 8:00 PM ACM Stories, Songs & Stars A Songwriter’s Event Benefitting ACM Lifting Lives Location: The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 10:00 PM Continue reading
The Academy of Country Music® announced today that the 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, will broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. The 53rd 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! 53rd @ACMawards will air LIVE from Las Vegas’ @MGMGrand April 15 at 8pm on #CBS!” username=”My_CountryMusic”] 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 visit www.ACMcountry.com. Fans may sign up for the ACM A-List for FREE at www.ACMcountry.com. ACM A-Listers will receive the ticket purchase pre-sale code and information on discounted room rates. ACM PROFESSIONAL MEMBER TICKET ON-SALE: Professional Members of the ACM can purchase tickets beginning at 10:00 AM (PT) on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by visiting www.ACMcountry.com. ACM A-LIST MEMBER TICKET PRE-SALE: ACM A-List Members can purchase tickets in a special pre-sale beginning at 10:00 AM (PT) on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by visiting www.axs.com. The pre-sale code will be emailed to all A-List Members prior to the on-sale date. GENERAL PUBLIC TICKET ON-SALE: Tickets will go on-sale to the general public at 10:00 AM (PT) on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at www.axs.com. About the Academy of Country Music Awards The 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards™ is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry. The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Pete Fisher is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music. For more information on the ACM Awards and all ACM events, visit www.ACMcountry.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at @ACMawards for more immediate updates
The Academy of Country Music® announced today that for the first time Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum will host the ACM Lifting Lives® Golf Classic at TPC Las Vegas on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the ACM Lifting Lives’ Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund, which provides immediate relief to those in need within the music industry. The “scramble” style golf tournament, being held for the sixth consecutive year at TPC Las Vegas, was initially created to meet the need for a charitable event to connect fans, sponsors and donors with industry insiders and artists. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the ACM Lifting Lives’ Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund, which provides immediate relief to those in need within the music industry. Established by former Academy of Country Music and ACM Lifting Lives Board Chair Gayle Holcomb, in honor of her mother, the Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund responds quickly to unforeseen, immediate financial needs of music related organizations and individuals. Since its inception in 2007, the Fund has distributed more than $500,000. [bctt tweet=”TWEET: .@charleskelleyla announced as host of 2017 ACM Lifting Lives Golf Classic in Las Vegas on Saturday, April 1″ username=”CMNBlog”] “I’ve been able to participate in the ACM Lifting Lives Golf Classic tournament for the past couple of years, so I’m looking forward to stepping back up onto green again this year,” said Kelley. “Getting together with my buddies to play a round in Vegas is always the perfect way to head into the award show, especially when it’s also for a good cause.” The ACM Lifting Lives Golf Classic will take place during the highly-anticipated “The Week Vegas Goes Country®,” including the 5th Annual ACM Party for a Cause® taking place March 30 – April 2, 2017 surrounding the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, which will broadcast LIVE for the first time ever from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. About Charles Kelley With more than 18 million units sold, Charles Kelley is one-third of seven-time GRAMMY Award-winning group Lady Antebellum. Having earned nine No. one hits at Country radio, the trio continues their success currently climbing the Country radio charts with their lead single “You Look Good” off their forthcoming sixth studio album HEART BREAK (Capitol Nashville), available June 9. After taking time to pursue solo projects that earned Kelley a GRAMMY nomination, he, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood simultaneously share plans to return to the road on May 26th with more than 65 shows planned in six countries on their YOU LOOK GOOD WORLD TOUR, presented by Nabisco. In addition to his success as party of Lady A, Kelley has also penned chart-topping hits recorded by Luke Bryan and Darius Rucker. For more information on new music, a full list of upcoming tour dates and more, visit www.ladyantebellum.com.
CONCERT TO BE STREAMED LIVE, NATIONALLY ON STAGEIT – EVENT TO BENEFIT ENDURING HEARTS ATLANTA, GA — On Sunday, December 18 at 5 p.m., singer/songwriter John Driskell Hopkins (of Zac Brown Band) and members of the Atlanta Pops Orchestra — Atlanta Pops Ensemble — will perform a StageIt holiday concert at The Vista Room to benefit the non-profit Enduring Hearts. Enduring Hearts raises critical funding for pediatric heart transplants so the hearts children receive operate as efficiently and effectively as possible without needing a second heart transplant. It’s a cause near and dear to Hopkins. Tickets for the December 18 event are $50 and include a three-course meal and the concert — a live auction will also take place with prizes courtesy of Hoffman & Associates, LLC. In addition, 10 percent of proceeds from all merchandise sales will also be donated to Enduring Hearts. Viewers on StageIt will also be able to bid on the live auction and, for a $25 donation, will be entered in a raffle to win one of 5 sets of a John Driskell Hopkins autographed CD (Hopkins and the Atlanta Pops Orchestra’s In the Spirit: A Celebration of the Holidays) and songbook (The Moose & the Golden Spike). Live Charity Auction Prizes: Two tickets and a suite at Phillips Arena with limo service to/from event — may be used for a Hawks game or live concert (based on availability)Two-nights of accommodations for two at Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi, MS “This is a unique organization that is directly impacting the lives of kids (and their families) who have had to undergo heart transplants,” said Hopkins. “I believe music transcends all things, so to be able to partner with such an inspiring organization in its fundraising efforts through music is both an honor and privilege for me.” “John was kind enough to play at golf tournament earlier this year, and, more recently, he lent his many talents to create a songbook with Always Saturday, a group of artists who create songs and stories for worthy causes,” said Enduring Hearts Executive Director Ankur Chatterjee. “We are truly blessed to have the love and support of a big-hearted, creative artist like John.” The songbook, entitled The Moose & the Golden Spike, is an illustrated storybook with downloadable, themed songs featuring Hopkins, the Zac Brown Band singer-songwriter, as a storyteller. The goal of the project is to fill the hearts of 500 heart transplant kids across the country with songbook gift packs. The books will be for sale at the concert and online at Friends Fill Hearts. “Music has the power to heal,” said Atlanta Pops Orchestra Guest Conductor Tom Gibson. “John has been a great partner to us, so we can’t think of a better way to thank him than to be a part of supporting this great fundraiser for kids in need. We hope music fans from all over Georgia will come out to not only enjoy a great holiday concert, but to also support Continue reading
Tuesday night artists from all over Nashville gathered to celebrate and help raise funds for the fight against Autism at the benefit concert Autism Speaks™ Presents Autism Sings! The night included performances by Gloriana, Billy Dean, Bucky Covington, Jaci Velasquez, Tyler Barham, Logan Blade, Katie Chance, and Austin Webb. The show was emceed by celebrity host Evan Farmer. About Autism Speaks: Over the past five years, Autism Speaks has given back more than $2 million to the state of Tennessee. Funds are used to support local research, science grants, community grants, AutismCares grants, Baker Camp Scholarships and various toolkits that are available for free, including the 100-Day Kit, developed to provide much needed support to families during the initial diagnosis period.
Blake Shelton Hosts “Healing In The Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert”. Blake Shelton has organized and will headline and host a major telethon, “Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert,” this Wednesday (May 29). The concert/telethon/benefit proceeds will be going towards The United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornado Relief Fund. The benefit will be held at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City at 7:30 pm tomorrow. Tickets for the benefit went on sale Saturday, but will also be televised live on NBC. Other cable networks including Style, G4, Bravo, E! and CMT will air the show on either a live or delayed basis. “Everyone has their way to help, and mine as an entertainer is to perform to help raise money and awareness for this tragedy,” Shelton said. “This is why I want to do this special and especially hod it in Oklahoma City, which is near ground zero.” Shelton will be performing along with Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Vince Gill and more.
Rascal Flatts Hosting the 14th Annual A Home For the Holidays Special On CBS! Rascal Flatts is teaming up with CBS to host the 14th Annual A Home For The Holiday special which focuses on raising awareness about adoption and foster care and their importance as social issues. It will feature stories and testimonies from American families in addition to performances from country stars and artists from other genres! Tune in on Wednesday, December 19th at 9pm ET on CBS. Performances to Include: Rascal Flatts Rachel Crow Melissa Etheridge Matchbox Twenty Phillip Phillip Other Appearances: Wayne Brady Kevin Frazier Jillian Michaels
Alan Jackson Is Releasing A Limited Number Of Photo Books With Proceeds Going Towards Colon Cancer Research. It seems like country artists are always doing their part to help others and Alan Jackson is one of them, this time with the cause being very close to home. He will release a limited number of his book Seasons of Sweetbriar – A Photographic Collection of Home by Alan Jackson. The full purchase price of each book will be donated to the Colon Cancer Alliance’s Blue Note Fund, benefitting colon cancer patients in need. “Sweetbriar – created by God, bound by the Harpeth River, and guarded by hand laid rock walls from years ago – this 140 acres of fertile valley shadowed by the Tennessee hills has privileged my family and me with a landscape for living” – excerpt from the book’s Foreward by Alan. The Sweetbriar estate is where Alan, his wife Denise and their three daughters, Mattie, Ali and Dani lived for over 13 years. The original intent when Alan began the photo collection was to prepare a photo journal that his daughters would have to look back on when they moved out on their own. Once the book was complete Alan and Denise realized it was a treasure filled with beauty and significance and shared it with family and a few close friends. The book is a hardbound coffee table piece with more than 200 photographs of the landscape, buildings, ponds, trees, wildlife and other intimate reflections of life at Sweetbriar. The Jacksons sold Sweetbriar in 2010 and just a few months afterwards Denise was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. “That rocked my world, as I’m sure it does every person who gets a cancer diagnosis,” she explains. “That really brought to my attention the CCA and awareness and what the organization does. It became an obvious way for us to be able to do something meaningful with these books and be able to raise money for the Blue Note Fund.” Seasons of Sweetbriar can be purchased through www.alanjackson.com for $25 or $50 for a book autographed by Alan, while supplies last. 100 percent of proceeds will be donated to the CCA’s Blue Note Fund.
JT Hodges Hosts Second Annual Holiday Howler Charity Event! JT Hodges is taking a little time this holidays season to serve as host for the Second Annual Holiday Howler Charity Event benefiting the Brown Dog Foundation, a non-profit that helps pet owners in financial need to provide their furry friends with necessary treatment options (read their “about” story!) “Animals, like people, will get sick or need medical attention at some point in time and as a dog owner, I know those bills can be pricy.” -JT Hodges The Holiday Howler event will take place on Monday, December 3rd at the Gibson Showroom in Nashville! Hodges will of course be performing along with Chris Stapleton, Jonathon Singleton and Whitney Duncan! You can can snag tickets on the website now, or donate $5.00 at the door! If you’re in the Nashville area, this is definitely a good cause!