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Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert kick of CMA Awards day on Good Morning America  2014-10-30
Wake up and then celebrate into the night with two of the top nominated artists for the 2014 CMA Awards when Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban appear on ABC News’ “Good Morning America” Wednesday, Nov. 5 (7:00-9:00 AM/ET). Urban will perform live for the “Good Morning America” audience and then fans can tune in that same night for Lambert and Urban’s performances on “The 48th Annual CMA Awards,” (8:00-11:00 PM/ET), live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on the ABC Television Network.

Urban is performing live and Lambert is stopping by the Nashville “Good Morning America” stage joining chief meteorologist Ginger Zee and "GMA" contributor Tim Tebow, who will be reporting live from Nashville. In addition to hosting duties on the CMA Awards Red Carpet, Tebow, an ESPN and SEC Network Analyst, will be presenting an Award during Country Music’s Biggest Night™.

“What a great way to kick start the biggest night of the year for Country Music, by having two of our top nominees jump-start the day on ‘Good Morning America,’” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer.

Urban collected four nominations in 2014 including Entertainer of the Year, which he won in 2005; Male Vocalist, which he has won three times (2004-2006); Album for Fuse, which was produced by Benny Blanco, Nathan Chapman, Ross Copperman, Zach Crowell, Mike Elizondo, Dann Huff, Jay Joyce, Stargate, Butch Walker, and Urban (Urban only receives one nomination for the category, but can receive a second trophy as producer); and Musical Event with Lambert for “We Were Us.”

The 2014 CMA Awards top nominee, Lambert’s nominations include Entertainer (she received her first nomination in this category in 2010); Female Vocalist; Album for Platinum, which was produced by Frank Liddell, Chuck Ainlay, and Glenn Worf; two nominations for Musical Event for “Somethin’ Bad” with Carrie Underwood and “We Were Us” with Urban; and two nominations for Music Video of the Year for “Automatic” and “Somethin’ Bad” with Underwood, which were both directed by Trey Fanjoy. In addition, “Automatic” picked up nominations for Single (produced by Liddell, Ainlay, and Worf) and Song of the Year for songwriters Nicolle Galyon, Natalie Hemby, and Lambert. This brings Lambert’s career CMA Awards nominations to 34. Reba holds the record for female artist nominations with 49, followed by Dolly Parton (44), and Loretta Lynn (39), which places Lambert fourth on the list.

In addition, winners in two CMA Awards categories – CMA Musical Event of the Year and Music Video of the Year – will be announced on “Good Morning America” and officiated by representatives from the international accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche LLP.

The “Good Morning America” performance and announcement will take place on the plaza of the Bridgestone Arena, site of “The 48th Annual CMA Awards.” The event is part of the countdown to the CMA Awards and is free and open to the public on the corner of Broadway and Fifth Avenue.

Brad Paisley and Underwood return for the seventh time to host the CMA Awards live from Nashville on Wednesday, Nov. 5 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.

“The 48th Annual CMA Awards” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer, Paul Miller is the Director, and David Wild is the writer. The CMA Awards will be shot in high definition and broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound.

For more information, visit CMAawards.com.
Glen Campbell's story is released nationwide  2014-10-27
The documentary that follows the family of Glen Campbell has now released nationwide. The film is an honest look at the disease of Alzheimer's which the iconic singer was diagnosed as having a few years ago. Director James Keach (directing credit: 'Walk the Line') along with charity partners have given the project national attention to help fund research on preventing the disease.  The day of the movie release debuted the I'll Be Me Alzheimer Foundation. You can visit http://www.illbemefoundation.org/ now to learn more.

We attended the Movie Screening Red Carpet in Nashville- see our interviews down below with the family members, artist friends & more.

Check out the movie trailer at: http://glencampbellmovie.com/

Kenny Chesney reveals details on biggest tour of his career  2014-10-29
 Earlier this week, Kenny Chesney revealed the first details surrounding the biggest tour of his career -- one that would change from market to market to reflect the hardest-hitting bill for each city. Anticipation hit a record high with the news that Jason Aldean would unite with Chesney for a 10-city stadium jaunt –merging his Burn It Down Tour with The Big Revival Tour. There are very few acts who could match the velocity Aldean is known to bring, so for that very reason Chesney tapped Brantley Gilbert to add to the pairing with more on-sale information and special guests will be revealed over the coming weeks.

“When you co-headline a tour with Jason Aldean, you’ve gotta get someone who can hold their own to go in front,” Chesney says. “When I looked around, for those stadium shows that Brantley’s part of, he’s the man for the job. He knows how to reach the crowd, how to make them rock – and he’s not afraid to push the rest of us.”

Gilbert has had three #1s on his own – “Country Must Be Country Wide,” “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do” and “Bottoms Up” – as well as co-writing Aldean’s CMA Song of the Year nominated “Dirt Road Anthem” and sole writer of “My Kind of Party.” He has mined platinum with Halfway To Heaven and gold with his recent #1, Just As I Am, and is the Academy of Country Music’s reigning Top New Artist.

“As a fan, when I go to a show, I want the music to hit me in the chest and make me feel something all night long,” says Chesney, the 4-time Country Music Association and 4 consecutive Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year. “I want to have the time of my life, for the fans to hit every possible emotion – and make me feel everything humanly possible. When we started looking at acts to take out in 2015, especially having been off the road this year, I wanted to make sure the people that I brought were gonna be as committed to reaching the fans in the back of the stadium as I am.”

Chesney, whose The Big Revival marked his 13th No. 1 Country Album debut, already topped the Billboard Country Songs chart for two weeks with “American Kids” -- and “Til It’s Gone,” the follow-up, is currently at No. 17 with a bullet.

Chesney’s 55-date The Big Revival Tour is slated to kick-off on his birthday, March 26, in Nashville. Having staged “a stadium show on the beach” with his 40,000+ Flora-Bama-Jama free show in August, the man The Wall Street Journal called “The King of The Road” is ready to get out there and see how far he can push his always high energy concerts.

The Big Revival Tour is presented by Corona Light.
Hunter Hayes Kicking Off CMA Awards Week with Street Party in Nashville on Nov. 3  2014-10-28
CMA Award-winning artist and four-time GRAMMY nominee Hunter Hayes is kicking off the week leading up to "The 48th Annual CMA Awards" with a free nighttime concert in downtown Nashville on Monday, Nov. 3 as part of Hayes’ involvement with the USO’s “Every Moment Counts” campaign. A rare hometown performance for Hayes, the street party presented by exclusive radio partner WSIX commemorates one of many “moments” in honor of Sergeant First Class Tyler Arnold and his family, who will be in attendance at the show along with servicemen and women currently stationed at nearby Fort Campbell. SFC Arnold has been deployed six times, including multiple trips to Iraq and Afghanistan, and is being recognized by the USO for his service, sacrifice and strength during the “moments” Arnold missed with his wife and two young daughters during his deployments.

As “Every Moment Counts” approaches its one year anniversary, Hayes has partnered with the USO to create special #USOmoments for troops and their families at each of 17 stops on his Tattoo (Your Name) Tour, which commences Tuesday, Oct. 28 at Best Buy Theater in New York City. At each show, Hayes has created a unique moment recognizing all service members and their families while integrating concert-goers, including invited troops and their families, in an unprecedented way utilizing customized Glow Motion Technologies wristbands as part of the USO “Every Moment Counts” campaign. All fans in attendance at the shows can download the official Hunter Hayes Tour App (available for Apple and Android phones) to physically integrate into the tour’s lighting design and participate in the entire show using #YouAreTheShow.

The app is available now at http://smarturl.it/HHMobileApp.

To date, Hayes has performed at two USO concerts--one at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia and one at Royal Air Force Mildenhall in the U.K.--in support of the “Every Moment Counts” campaign.

Tour mates Dan + Shay and The Railers will also join Hayes for the Nov. 3 show in Nashville, which is set to begin outside Bridgestone Arena at 10:30 p.m. with additional special guests to be announced.

Dates for the Tattoo (Your Name) Tour are as follows (*denotes special “Wild Card” shows):

Oct. 28, 2014 Best Buy Theater | New York, N.Y.*
Oct. 30, 2014 Bryce Jordan Center | University Park, Penn.
Oct. 31, 2014 Times Union Center | Albany, N.Y.
Nov. 1, 2014 Thomas M. Ryan Center | Providence, R.I.
Nov. 13, 2014 BMO Harris Bradley Center | Milwaukee, Wisc.
Nov. 14, 2014 iWireless Center | Moline, Ill.
Nov. 15, 2014 Sprint Center | Kansas City, Mo.
Nov. 20, 2014 Chaifetz Arena | St. Louis, Mo.
Nov. 21, 2014 Sears Centre Arena | Chicago, Ill.
Nov. 22, 2014 The Palace of Auburn Hills | Detroit, Mich.
Nov. 29, 2014 Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie | Dallas, Texas*
Dec. 4, 2014 Lakefront Arena | New Orleans, La.
Dec. 5, 2014 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena | Jacksonville, Fla.
Dec. 6, 2014 Arena at Gwinnett Center | Atlanta, Ga.
Dec. 11, 2014 Wolstein Center | Cleveland, Ohio
Dec. 12, 2014 Rogers K-Rock Centre | Kingston, ONT Canada
Dec. 13, 2014 Budweiser Gardens | London, ONT Canada

To purchase tickets for Hunter Hayes’ Tattoo (Your Name) Tour, visit www.hunterhayes.com.
All net proceeds derived from the wristbands during the 2014 Tattoo (Your Name) Tour, but in no event less than one dollar ($1.00) per wristband proceeds, will be donated to the USO. Play Productions Inc. F/S/O Hunter Hayes guarantees a minimum donation of $10,000 in any event, with no maximum to USO in connection with the wristbands. 
Garth Brooks Continues to Break Records   2014-10-24
Garth Brooks continues to break records. Set October 10th - October 12th, 1996, at the St. Louis Kiel Center, he sold 58,729 tickets. Today he has surpassed that number and is still selling!

The concerts will be December 4th 7:30 PM, December 5th 7:00 PM, December 6th 7:00 PM and December 7th 7:00 PM at the Scottrade Center.

Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com, ticketmaster.com/garthbrooks or 1-800-745-3000 or Ticketmaster Express 1-866-448-7849. Please note there will be no sales at the venue box office or Ticketmaster outlets on October 24th, but there will be beginning tomorrow Saturday, October 25th.

Tickets will cost $57.15 plus $4.85 tax, a $3.00 facility fee and a $6.00 service charge, totaling $71.00. 
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