SECOND ANNUAL BUCKIN WILD MUSIC FEST RETURNS TO LOST CREEK RANCH AND ARENA FOR THREE FULL DAYS OF LIVE MUSIC, CAMPING, BULL RIDING AND MORE

With Headlining Performances by Platinum Selling Duo Love and Theft
and Texas Music Mainstay Casey Donahew Band
 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - (July 2, 2015) – Dubbed by Great American Country (GAC) as one of last summer's Top Tours, Festivals + Rockin’ Road Trips, the Second Annual Buckin Wild Music Fest returns to the Lost Creek Ranch and Arena on historic Route 66 west of Erick, Oklahoma, adding a third night to the party July 16-18.
Capturing the hearts of fans all over Western Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle and beyond, with more than 3,000 in attendance last year, the highly anticipated festival remains one of the first and only festivals in the area to combine live Country and Red Dirt music, bull riding, camping, and much more. Many avid festival-goers have already staked out their campsites from last year, claiming Buckin Wild Music Fest as their own new summer tradition. 
“What happened last year validated our vision for The Buckin Wild Music Fest,” said Donny G. Liles, the festival’s founder and producer, and Managing Partner of ALL Entertainment LLC.  “We had great artists who delivered fantastic entertainment, but we kept the focus on the people they were entertaining. That’s why it worked. We kept it real.”  
The All-American, home-grown festival is proud to announce 16 acts in its 2015 line-up. Topping the list again this year is platinum-selling duo Love and Theft, set to perform on the main stage Saturday night. The CMA, ACM and CMT nominated duo’s latest single, “Whiskey on My Breath,” is a current mainstay on Sirius XM's “The Highway,” and the Grand Ole Opry stage in Nashville, in hot pursuit of another #1 spot on the Billboard charts, following their 2013 #1 hit “Angel Eyes.”
Friday night also brings a fired-up roster with headliner Texas Music Mainstay Casey Donahew Band, whose high-energy, leave-it-all-on-the-stage throw-downs and latest album, “Standoff,” which debuted a #1 on the Country iTunes chart, have propelled them onto the national music scene. Other hit makers to perform include Trent Tomlinson, American Young, Tyler Wilhelm, JW Lane and County Road X, Tommy Gallagher Band, Elaina Kay, Sarah Dunn Band, Steve Brack, a Few Dollars More, Kaitlyn Butts, Troy Cartwright, Boone Cook and the Remains, Ethan Stedman, Shep and Tear Stained Eye and more well-loved local area artists. Following the artists' performances on Friday and Saturday, there will be a Post-Show Artist Jam led by American Young outside on the main stage. 
Kicking off the festival, Thursday night will offer a FREE Artist Acoustic Showcase to all festival ticket holders. The showcase will create an intimate setting of hay bale seating inside the arena for casual acoustic performances by festival artists who will swap songs and share the stories behind them. “This is part of what makes Buckin Wild unique, the connection among the artists and the fans.  On or off the stage, everyone has a great time,” said festival founder and producer, Donny G. Liles.
Friday night's Lost Creek Invitational Bull Riding Competition is sure to kick up the dust with top-notch riders and bulls on the PBR (Professional Bull Riders Association www.pbr.com) circuit competing for the $20,000 pay out.
The Buckin Wild Music Fest is proud to team up with the Cystic Fibrosis Oklahoma Chapter once again in 2015, hosting numerous fund raising activities for “adding tomorrows.”
The laid back, friendly atmosphere at the beautiful Lost Creek Ranch will again have both fans and artists treated to down-home, Western-style hospitality and good eats.  This year the Buckin Wild Music Fest has excellent vendors serving a wide range of foods, in addition to a great group of local volunteers and professionals helping.
Tickets and detailed information about the festival are available online at www.buckinwildmusicfest.com.  For updates, follow Buckin Wild Music Fest on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and use #BWMF. 
For more information, call 580.799.5973 or email to info@buckinwildmusicfest.com.
 
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About Love and Theft
ACM, CMA, and CMT-nominated duo Love and Theft, made up of singer/songwriters Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson, first hit the scene with their debut single “Runaway” which landed in the top 10 on the Billboard Country Charts. They followed it up with their #1 platinum hit, “Angel Eyes,” from their self-titled album from RCA Records Nashville. The album also yielded "If You Ever Get Lonely,” “Running Out of Air,” and fan-favorite “Amen.” Celebrated for their distinctive style, sparkling harmonies, and sonic depth, Love and Theft independently released their latest album, “Whiskey On My Breath,” produced by Josh Leo (Alabama) earlier this year, which garnered the attention of People.com, Rolling Stone, Billboard, and more. The title track and latest single, “Whiskey on My Breath,” is a current mainstay on Sirius XM’s “The Highway,” and the Grand Ole Opry stage in Nashville.
About the Casey Donahew Band
In just over 10 years, The Casey Donahew Band has risen from favorites on the local Texas music scene to a nationally popular touring act that consistently sells out venues across the country. From Red Rocks to their regular stomping ground Billy Bob’s, the band burns up stages of all sizes, serving up its own sizzling brand of alt country to its devoted band of eager fans. Donahew has topped the Texas charts time and again with each single, racking up TEN #1 singles throughout the course of his impressive, self-made career. With the help of wife Melinda, he has painstakingly carved out a niche for himself on the country scene and built his career from the ground up, one show at a time. His efforts have pushed him to heights he never could have imagined when he first plugged in on stage at the Thirsty Armadillo bar back in Fort Worth’s Stockyards in the Fall of 2002, and began constructing his own field of musical dreams. The Lone Star favorite now routinely packs venues across the country selling out rooms on a regular basis. Powering those shows are his successful albums, which consistently land at the top of the iTunes sales charts as well as songs on the Texas radio charts.  Donahew has released four independent albums to critical and commercial acclaim.  His 2011 release, DOUBLE WIDE DREAM, debuted at #2 on the ITunes Country Chart and #10 on the Billboard Country Chart and spawned three #1 singles: the title track, “ Double Wide Dream,” “Let’s Not Say Goodbye Again,”  and “One Star Flag.” Casey’s latest CD, STANDOFF, quickly topped the iTunes Country Chart at #1 upon its release and also hit the Overall iTunes Chart in the #8 position.  STANDOFF has also yielded four #1 radio singles “Whiskey Baby,” “Small Town Love,” “Lovin’ Out of Control,” which is Donahew’s fastest rising single to date, and the most recent #1, “Not Ready To Say Goodnight.”

 

COUNTRY ROCKER RICH O'TOOLE RETURNS TO HIS ROOTS OF HOUSTON, TX TO PERFORM AT SENATOR TED CRUZ'S RALLY YESTERDAY

 
Corpus Christi Hooks' Theme Song by O'Toole Now Availible on iTunes
 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - As the 4th of July holiday approaches and Rich O'Toole's latest single, "Talk About the Weather," cruises to the top ten on the Texas Regional Radio Charts, the Texas Music Mainstay gives a patriotic performance for Senator Ted Cruz's rally in Houston, Texas, yesterday afternoon. Following Sen. Cruz's speech about putting out fires in America, O'Toole kicked off his set with his rendition of "The Fireman" by George Strait. The performance continued with his hot new single, "Talk about the Weather," along with his other Texas Radio Chart toppers. "It was an honor to play for Senator Cruz at his rally in my hometown of Houston. We share similar values, and I wish him the best of luck in his campaign," says O'Toole after the successful rally.
O'Toole continues to make waves throughout Texas, just in time for the 4th of July holiday, with the release of Corpus Christi Hooks' new theme song "I'm Hooked," to iTunes.

The Texas Titan embarks on the "Almost Famous Tour" with Johnny Cooper this summer, following the release of TexMoji, which reached #2 on Top Paid Apps. Teaming up with social media mecca "Sorry I'm Texan," the app features Lone Star staples such as the state flag, some of Texas' beloved beverages, tacos and famous landmarks. "If you enjoy using emojis and you're Texan by birth or by heart, then you'll love using TexMojis," says O'Toole. "So let's get to TEXtin' ya'll!" 

 
O'Toole will also be returning to Ireland, along with Texas country heavyweights Casey Donahew Band, Bart Crow, William Clark Green and more to bring a little red dirt to the Emerald Isle for the third annual Red Dirt Pub Crawl December 1-8, 2015. With the release of TexMoji, his involvement in Red Dirt Pub Crawl and his 17 Army clothing line, which donates 10% of proceeds to entrepreneurs in the arts, O'Toole is expanding his regional brand globally. 

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About Rich O'Toole
Having garnered fourteen top ten hits on Texas radio, over one million plays on Spotify, 100,000 downloads on iTunes and over half a million views on YouTube, Red Dirt Rocker Rich O'Toole is taking the country music scene by storm and making waves across the nation with his new single "Talk About the Weather."
Rich O’Toole has captivated fans with his Springsteen-flavored sound while performing with country music heavyweights Willie Nelson, Dierks Bentley, Eli Young Band, Lee Brice, Randy Rogers Band, The Josh Abbott Band and more.  
After receiving sterling reviews from Country Weekly, The Boot, Taste of Country, and Texas Music Times, it's obvious this Texas Titan has more to talk about than just the weather. O'Toole is expanding his brand and reaching new heights with his latest album "Jaded" and the launch of his new clothing line 17 Army, with a portion of proceeds benefitting entrepreneurial artists. This spring, O'Toole can be found kicking up dust on his Spring Mid-West Acoustic tour.
For more information on Rich, visit www.richotoole.com.

 

GRAND OLE OPRY TO RELEASE OPRY 9.0, VOL1: DISCOVERIES FROM THE CIRCLE ON JUNE 30

GRAND OLE OPRY TO RELEASE
 OPRY 9.0, VOL 1: DISCOVERIES FROM THE CIRCLE ON JUNE 30

Chase Bryant, JT Hodges and Drake White Included
on First Volume of the Opry’s Artist Discovery Series

NASHVILLE- (June 25, 2015)-- In the midst of its milestone 90th Anniversary celebration, the Grand Ole Opry is launching a series of projects spotlighting the country music careers destined to propel the show toward the century mark. OPRY 9.0, Vol 1: Discoveries From the Circle will be released on June 30 and includes memorable live Opry performances from next generation artists Chase Bryant, JT Hodges and Drake White. More volumes in the 9.0 series are scheduled for release later in the Opry’s anniversary year with featured discovery artists to be announced.  

“Since November 1925 when Opry founder George D. Hay introduced fiddle player Uncle Jimmy Thompson on a new Nashville radio station, the Opry has celebrated new artists making their mark on country music and shaping its future,” said Pete Fisher, Opry vice president and general manager. “Drake, JT, and Chase as well as those to be featured in future 9.0 releases represent a class of artists who’ve stood out to Opry audiences tuned in around the world and have pointed to great things ahead for country music fans and for the Opry.

Each of the artists to be featured on the 9.0 series will make numerous Opry appearances throughout the show’s 90th anniversary year and will be scheduled for Opry Shop in-store appearances in support of the project. Hodges’ next Opry appearance and in-store signing is scheduled for July 10, with Bryant following on July 14. The 9.0 audio project will be supplemented with other artist discovery content on opry.com, throughout the Opry’s social media platforms, at live Opry performances, and with the Opry’s country radio partners.  

TRACK LISTING:

OPRY 9.0, VOL I: Discoveries From The Circle:

1.         Drake White                It Feels Good

2.         Drake White                Back To Free

3.         JT Hodges                   Locks On Doors

4.         JT Hodges                   Ray Bans

5.         Chase Bryant              Yours Tonight

6.         Chase Bryant              Change Your Name  

OPRY 9.0, Vol I: Discoveries From The Circle, will be available at the Opry’s four Nashville retail stores as well at Opry.com and all major digital retailers and streaming services. The album was executive produced by Steve Buchanan, President, Opry Entertainment Group, and Fisher

About Chase Bryant:
One of the most celebrated new artists in today’s Country music landscape, 22-year-old Chase Bryant was raised in Orange Grove, TX (pop. 1,200). Bryant’s grandfather played piano for Roy Orbison and Waylon Jennings. His uncles co-founded the chart-topping group Ricochet. Bryant’s guitar-wielding Top 10 debut single “Take It On Back” has reached 2 MILLION combined views on YouTube/ VEVO, spent 15 consecutive weeks on the CMT Hot 20 Countdown and seven weeks on the GAC Top 20 Country Countdown. Internationally, the single was a Top 20 hit in Canada and earned the #1 spot on Australia’s CMC Countdown.

Bryant is crossing the country as part of Tim McGraw’s Shotgun Rider Tour and new single “Little Bit of You” is climbing the Country Radio charts.  Bryant’s debut EP, which he co-produced alongside Derek George (Randy Houser), is available at digital retailers now. www.chasebryant.com

About JT Hodges:
ACM-nominated artist JT Hodges hit the country music scene under Show Dog Universal with his Billboard Hot Country charting debut "Hunt You Down" from his self-titled album in 2011. His follow up single "Goodbyes Made You Mine" raced up the charts and garnered over one million views, while "Sleepy Little Town" spent two weeks at #1 on SiriusXM's The Highway. Hodges' current single, "Ray Bans," off his newly released EP, "Locks on Doors" is currently climbing Sirius XM's The Highway chart.

The piercing blue-eyed Texas native captured hearts of fans across the nation while performing with the likes of  Eric Church, Eli Young Band, Toby Keith and Miranda Lambert. In December 2013 he received rave reviews from The New York Times on his starring performance in the Hallmark Film Finding Christmas, helping to secure the film as the #1 rated movie of the week. His heartwarming rendition of "Joy to the World" from the film was released digitally the same month. For more information about JT Hodges, visit www.jthodges.com.

About Drake White:
Named one of Billboard Magazine’s “Top 10 Country Artists to Watch,” DRAKE WHITE is an accomplished songwriter with a rock-infused, organic country sound and signature foot-stomp. He continues to stun crowds with his incredible live show and soulful voice. Backed by his band The Big Fire, Drake has previously toured with Superstars including Willie Nelson, Eric Church, Toby Keith and more. It is no wonder that the Alabama native was featured in Rolling Stone’s 10 Country Artists You Need To Know. Drake’s new single “It Feels Good” takes a trip down to the Bayou in a fun-loving video. It is currently available on iTunes and he is working on his debut album. In addition to tour dates throughout the summer, Drake will hit the road this fall with Little Big Town. 

 

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Contacts:  

Dixie Owen     615 440 6171 dixie@schmidtpr.com

Jessie Schmidt 615 491 7988 jessie@schmidtpr.com

 

JT HODGES AND THE SWON BROTHERS VISIT ACM® LIFTING LIVES® MUSIC CAMP 2015

Encino, CA (June 22, 2015) – ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp is in session this weekend in Nashville, Tenn. with campers from around the country participating in a week of activities and excursions around Music City.  The residential camp has the dual purpose of studying Williams syndrome while providing music enrichment through performance and education.

On Saturday, country artist JT Hodges dropped by the famous Wildhorse Saloon to spend time with the campers while they shared stories from the first days of camp and participated in a line dancing session. 

On Sunday, Arista Nashville duo The Swon Brothers dropped by and participated in a karaoke event at Winner’s with the campers and performed their hit “Later On.”

The camp is a partnership between ACM Lifting Lives and Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.

Click here to watch a recap from the Wildhorse Saloon and an interview with JT Hodges.   

EPK link to download footage from the Wildhorse Saloon: http://bit.ly/1N0HNci

Click here to watch a recap of karaoke and an interview with The Swon Brothers.

EPK link to download footage from karaoke at Winner’s:  http://bit.ly/1FwvgI0

Photo #1 L-R: Lorie Lytle, ACM Lifting Lives Board Member and Music Camp Founder; Hannah Martin, Manager, ACM Lifting Lives; JT Hodges; Tiffany Moon, ACM EVP/Managing Director.

Photo #2: JT Hodges interacts with campers at the Wildhorse Saloon during ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp.  

Photo #3: The Swon Brothers pose with campers at ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp.

Photo #4 L-R: Ed Warm, ACM Lifting Lives Vice President; Colton Swon; Zach Swon; Hannah Martin, ACM Lifting Lives Manager

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Media Contacts: 

Jenelle Scott

Academy of Country Music

(818) 815-4218

Jenelle@acmcountry.com

 

RED DIRT ROCKER RICH O'TOOLE MAKES TEXAS HISTORY WITH THE RELEASE OF FIRST EVER TEXAS THEMED CUSTOM EMOTICONS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - On the heels of the History Channels' "Texas Rising" mini series finale, Texas native Rich O'Toole embarks in a new era of history with the launch of Texas themed custom emoticons: TeXMoji. Ranking #2 on the Top Paid Apps, following strong behind the popular app "Minecraft," the highly anticipated app is now available on all software-updated iPhones through the App Store, with an Andriod version in the works. The new app can be purchased here
Putting the "Tex" in "Texing," O'Toole sent the first text of the Lone Star State flag custom emoticon followed by his favorite Texas inspired cuisine, a taco. O'Toole's brainchild finally came to life with the help of his partner and social media mecca "Sorry, I'm Texan" and app developer Rock Sauce.  CEO of Rock Sauce, Q Manning was beyond excited to get started on the project. "For us, TexMoji was one of those applications we couldn't wait to work on! We're a team of Texans, so getting the chance to show our pride by making something everyone could use was beyond exciting. The TexMojis are big & beautiful, each showcasing what makes Texas such a wonderful place," he said.
The app will feature Lone Star staples such as the state flag, some of Texas' beloved beverages, tacos, and famous landmarks. "If you enjoy using emojis and you're Texan by birth or by heart, then you'll love using TexMojis," says O'Toole. "So let's get to TEXtin' ya'll!"
To celebrate the highly anticipated release of the new TexMoji App there will be a release party held at the Holy Mountain in Austin, Texas on Friday, June 26. The launch party will be offer fans a raffle of Texas themed prizes by many recognizable state icons to show Lone Star State pride.
 
For user-friendly information such as privacy policy, cutting and pasting and other general custom TexMoji questions, please click here.
Following the release of the TexMoji app, O'Toole continues to make waves throughout Texas with the release of a theme song for the Corpus Christi Hooks baseball team, "I'm Hooked." Not many baseball teams have a theme song, but the Corpus Christi Hooks now do, thanks to Rich O'Toole. "It was such an honor to write the theme song for The Hooks, I'm a giant fan and love the game of Baseball. I was hooked before they ever asked," says O'Toole of the experience.
The is song is slated for a June 19 release through iTunes.

 

COUNTRY ROCKER JT HODGES MAKES CMA FEST HISTORY WITH FIRST EVER FLASH MOB DURING BUD LIGHT PLAZA STAGE PERFORMANCE

Named One of the Top "10 Artists You Need to See at 2015 CMA Music Fest"

Nashville, TN (June 17, 2015) - Named as one of the top "10 Artists to See at the 2015 CMA Fest", JT Hodges made CMA Fest history with the festival's first ever flash mob during his performance of his new summertime single, "Ray Bans," on the Bud Light Plaza Stage, Saturday, June 13.  Channel 4 WSMV captured the historical moment, which aired on the nightly news.

Kicking off CMA Fest in style, CMT.com named Hodges as one of country's "Dapper Country Gents" on the Red Carpet at the 2015 CMT Awards among Sam Hunt, Hunter Hayes, Florida Georgia Line and more.

Hodges was honored to participate in City of Hope's Celebrity Softball Game with other country music heavyweights Vince Gill, Love and Theft, Phil Vassar and more. Opry GM and team coach, Pete Fisher, had strong confidence in Hodges, placing him at second base. Hodges jokingly told PEOPLE, "I haven't really prepared, so I'm just going to have to rely on supreme athletic ability." Despite their lost to team iHeart Radio led by radio personality Bobby Bones of The Bobby Bones Show, Hodges kept in good spirits after helping raise over $200,000 to help strike out cancer.

Making his rounds, Hodges gave performances throughout the week at the Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman, the Bud Light Plaza Stage and Sirius XM for their Superfan Concert Series, where he left his mark with his trending new single, "Ray Bans," as well as other hits from his recently released EP, "Locks on Doors."

With a memorable performance in an intimate setting at the Sirius XM Superfan Concert Series Show, Hodges left fans wanting more. Al Skope of Sirius XM's The Highway, said on air about Hodges rendition of Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer," "I've been to a lot of music fests. Every music fest has its moment for me that kinda makes the whole week. That was it right there."

Following the CMA Fest, the ACM nominated artist will also be participating in the ACM Lifting Lives® and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities' 6th Annual ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp, at the Wildhorse Saloon, Saturday, June 20 in Nashville, TN.  Other country music artists participating in the music camp events include Hunter Hayes, Scotty McCreery, The Swon Brothers, songwriter Heather Morgan and songwriter/producer Ross Copperman.

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About JT Hodges:  

ACM-nominated artist JT Hodges hit the country music scene under Show Dog Universal with his Billboard Hot Country charting debut "Hunt You Down" from his self-titled album in 2011. His follow up single "Goodbyes Made You Mine" raced up the charts and garnered over one million views, while "Sleepy Little Town" spent two weeks at #1 on SiriusXM's The Highway. 

The piercing blue-eyed Texas native captured hearts of fans across the nation while performing with the likes of  Eric Church, Eli Young Band, Toby Keith and Miranda Lambert. In December 2013 he received rave reviews from The New York Times on his starring performance in the Hallmark Film Finding Christmas, helping to secure the film as the #1 rated movie of the week. His heartwarming rendition of "Joy to the World" from the film was released digitally the same month. 

For more information about JT Hodges, visit www.jthodges.com.

COUNTRY SUPERSTARS HUNTER HAYES, JT HODGES, SCOTTY McCREERY, THE SWON BROTHERS, SONGWRITER HEATHER MORGAN & RENOWNED PRODUCER ROSS COPPERMAN TO PARTICIPATE IN 6th ANNUAL ACM LIFTING LIVES MUSIC CAMP JUNE 19-23, 2015 IN NASHVILLE, TN

HUNTER HAYES TO WORK WITH CAMPERS IN-STUDIO & PERFORM IN CAMP FINALE AT THE GRAND OLE OPRY ON TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2015

 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT OPRY.COM

 

ENCINO, CA (June 15, 2015) – ACM Lifting Lives® and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities will partner again for the 6th Annual ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp, June 19-June 23, 2015, in Nashville, TN.  Country music artists Hunter Hayes, JT Hodges, Scotty McCreery, The Swon Brothers, songwriter Heather Morgan and songwriter/producer Ross Copperman have graciously agreed to volunteer their time with the campers at various points throughout the week.

 

The Camp, a week-long residential program open to individuals with Williams syndrome, talented in music from around the nation, has a dual purpose of studying Williams syndrome while providing music enrichment through performance and education. ACM Lifting Lives funds the costs of the Camp in addition to providing scholarships to several campers, enabling the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center to advance its mission of improving the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families through research, training and service.

 

Campers will participate in a songwriting workshop and recording session, along with other music-oriented activities, culminating in a live performance on the world famous Grand Ole Opry.

 

Throughout the week, campers gain invaluable experience through visits from top-tier country music veterans. Prior camps have featured artist visits from Lauren Alaina, Gary Allan, Lee Brice, Kix Brooks, Luke Bryan, Brett Eldredge, JT Hodges, Julianne Hough, Casey James, Chris Janson, Jana Kramer, Lance Miller, Eddie Montgomery, David Lee Murphy, Jerrod Niemann, Jake Owen, LeAnn Rimes, Darius Rucker, Carrie Underwood, Paul Worley, Wynonna, Big & Rich, Little Big Town, Love and Theft, The Band Perry, The Swon Brothers and more. This year’s schedule includes:

 

Friday, June 19                   Songwriting Workshop with Ross Copperman and Heather Morgan (9:00am-11:30am)                  

Saturday, June 20              Wildhorse Saloon with JT Hodges (5:00pm-7:30pm)                        

Sunday, June 21                 Dinner & Karaoke with The Swon Brothers (5:30pm-7:00pm)    

Monday, June 22               Studio Day at Ocean Way with Hunter Hayes and producer Ross Copperman (9:00am-11:30am)
                                            Bluebird Café with Scotty McCreery (2:30pm-3:30pm)

Tuesday, June 23               LIVE Performance with Hunter Hayes on the Grand Ole Opry.  Tickets for Tuesday evening’s performance are available now at www.opry.com. Others scheduled for the Opry that night include Rascal Flatts, Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers, and more.

 

Media RSVP:       To inquire about covering any of the artist interactive elements listed above, please contact Jenelle Scott at jenelle@acmcountry.com.   To learn more about ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp or to receive notifications about admission for 2016, please visit http://bit.ly/1EQ6li6.

 

 

About ACM Lifting Lives

ACM Lifting Lives® is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music.  Through partnerships with artists and strong ties in the music industry, ACM Lifting Lives develops and funds music-related therapy and education programs, and serves members of the community who face unexpected hardships through its Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund. Through generous donations and the support of artists and fans, ACM Lifting Lives is able to fund everything from disaster relief and helping communities in need, to music education in schools and music camps for those with disabilities, to supporting programs that use music therapy as a means to help our veterans and wounded warriors, while providing grants to help them ease back into life. For more information, please visit www.ACMLiftingLives.org

 

About Williams syndrome

Williams syndrome is a rare genetic condition (estimated to occur in 1/7,500 births) that causes medical and developmental problems. It is associated with an unusual pattern of strengths and weaknesses in linguistic and cognitive profiles, as well as intellectual disability.

Multi-Grammy Nominated Duo dailey & Vincent's Alive! In Concert DVD Debuts at #2 on Billboard Music Video Sales Chart Across All Genres Following Foo Fighters

While the Dailey & Vincent - Alive! In Concert CD Holds Strong at #1 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart for Second Consecutive Week
 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Following their CD's #1 debut on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart and #28 on the Billboard Top Country Chart, which has maintained it's spot for the second consecutive week, Dailey & Vincent's first ever live DVD, "Dailey & Vincent - ALIVE! In Concert," debuts at #2 on the Billboard Music Video Sales Chart, following close behind the Foo Fighters' "Sonic Highways."

Featuring almost three hours of performances and documentary bonus footage, the DVD is available exclusively in all 634 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations. “I'm very humbled to see our ‘Dailey and Vincent – ALIVE in Concert’ Cracker Barrel Ole Country Store release debut at #1! Thank you to all of you who have bought and believe in us. And huge thanks to  Cracker Barrel, Springer Mountain Farms, and our other supporters ” said Jamie Dailey of the achievement. The CD is also available exclusively at all Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations and online at CrackerBarrel.com.

The duo kicked off their album launch week at the Grand Ole Opry where they performed favorites off the new album, “Mississippi River,” “Leave my Heart in Tennessee,” and the heart-warming patriotic piece “American Pride,” where they received a standing ovation from the packed house.
 

 
Dailey & Vincent singing "American Pride" at the Grand Ole Opry on April 28, 2015.
©2015 Grand Ole Opry / Photo By: Chris Hollo
 
 
“Dailey & Vincent - ALIVE! In Concert” features15 songs by the "Rockstars of Bluegrass" that were recorded live during a performance at the Hylton Performing Arts Center, located on the Prince William campus of George Mason University in Manassas, Virginia. This the third Dailey & Vincent CD to be released exclusively with Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, following the successful "Dailey & Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers" and "The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent" projects. 

The live concert performance made its broadcast debut on presenting station Nashville Public Television (NPT) on Dec. 17, 2014 and generated many contributions to the station. It will be broadcast to more than 64% of the country on public television stations nationwide during the next two years, thanks to the underwriting of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and other sponsors.

 

Nashville Stars Join Together for a Benefit to Raise Fund for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society on Thursday, May 14

 
With Performances by JT Hodges, Love and Theft, Trent Tomlinson and More
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Join us for a night of entertainment and generosity, supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, by helping raise funds for blood cancer research at the Bourbon Blues & Boogie Bar in Nashville, Tenn. on Thursday, May 14 at 6:00 p.m. with special appearances by:
Jamie Paulin
Justin Wilson
JT Hodges
Trent Tomlinson
Love and Theft

An incredible night of music will highlight the evening of cocktails, hors-d'oeuvres plus live and silent auction items.  Buy your tickets today!
 
Who: JT Hodges
What:The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
When: Thursday, May 14 at 6p.m.
Where: Bourbon Blues Bar & Boogie Bar
Tickets: Tickets can be purched here

 

Multi-Grammy Nominated Duo's First Live Album Debut's at #1 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Dailey & Vincent continue to live up to their title "Rockstars of Bluegrass," dubbed by CMT, as their first ever live album, "Dailey & Vincent - ALIVE! In Concert," debuts at #1 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart and #28 on Top Country Chart it’s first week. The album is available exclusively in all 634 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations and online at CrackerBarrel.com.
 “I'm very humbled to see our ‘Dailey and Vincent – ALIVE in Concert’ Cracker Barrel Ole Country Store release debut at #1! Thank you to all of you who have bought and believe in us. And huge thanks to  Cracker Barrel, Springer Mountain Farms, and our other supporters ” said Jamie Dailey of the achievement.
 The duo kicked off their album launch week at the Grand Ole Opry where they performed favorites off the new album, “Mississippi River,” “Leave my Heart in Tennessee,” and the heart-warming patriotic piece “American Pride,” where they received a standing ovation from the packed house.
 
Dailey & Vincent singing "American Pride" at the Grand Ole Opry on April 28, 2015.
©2015 Grand Ole Opry / Photo By: Chris Hollo 
 
“Dailey & Vincent - ALIVE! In Concert” features15 songs by the multi-GRAMMY Award nominated duo that were recorded live during a performance at the Hylton Performing Arts Center, located on the Prince William campus of George Mason University in Manassas, Virginia. This the third Dailey & Vincent CD to be released exclusively with Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, following the successful "Dailey & Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers" and "The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent" projects.  

Featuring almost four hours of performances and documentary bonus footage, the DVD version of "Dailey & Vincent - ALIVE! In Concert" will also be available exclusively at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store for a limited time before being made available at other retail outlets.

The live concert performance made its broadcast debut on presenting station Nashville Public Television (NPT) on Dec. 17, 2014 and generated many contributions to the station. It will be broadcast to more than 64% of the country on public television stations nationwide during the next two years, thanks to the underwriting of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and other sponsors.

“It's a sweet celebration today with our #1 position,” said Darrin Vincent. “Thank you to our underwriters: Cracker Barrel, Springer Mountain Farms, the Hylton Performing Arts Center, and the Niswonger Performing Arts Center. I've been very emotional wishing I could share this moment with a couple of hereo's and inspirations in my life, Don Light our first manager and my father Johnny Vincent, who two days after recording ALIVE! took sick and past away a few weeks later. I'm so thankful for all your encouraging words, and support of Dailey & Vincent. And one last thank you to our management team at APEX Entertainment Management for your brilliant talents, and to all of our band members. You are all a tremendous blessing, and to Jamie Dailey my brother, can it get any better.”

©2015 Grand Ole Opry / Photo By: Chris Hollo
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