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Charlie Daniels 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam Just Got Bigger!

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Just when you think Charlie Daniels 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam can’t get any bigger, additional megastar performers are announced. Trace Adkins, Ted Nugent, Tracy Lawrence, Craig Morgan, Colt Ford, The Oak Ridge Boys and Michael W. Smith will all be appearing alongside the previously-announced Travis Tritt, Montgomery Gentry, Billy Ray Cyrus, The Kentucky Headhunters, The Outlaws and Lee Roy Parnell. The megastars will bind together to support the needs of American veterans through The Journey Home Project. Tickets to the once-in-a-lifetime event will be available beginning Friday, January 30 at 10 a.m. CST at the Bridgestone Arena box office and all Ticketmaster locations. Due to tremendous growth over its forty years of sell-out success, the legendary Volunteer Jam will take place for the first time at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville on August 12, 2015 and will be hosted by Sean Hannity and Storme Warren.

In 1974, The Charlie Daniels Band hosted the first-ever Volunteer Jam as a way of celebrating their first hometown sellout concert, never knowing how big the event would become — from being aired as a two-hour TV special produced by Dick Clark Productions, to earning national attention through the Jerry Lewis Telethon, to being broadcast LIVE around the world on Voice of America, the event experienced exponential growth with each passing year.

“I’m very excited to continue the Jam tradition,” said Daniels. I hope to see more Nashville Volunteer Jams in the future. I’m very, very excited to continue the Jam tradition forty years later. Ain’t it good to be alive, and be in Tennessee.”

The 2015 Charlie Daniels Volunteer Jam will benefit The Journey Home Project, the non-profit organization that Daniels serves as Chairman of the Board and whose mission is to connect donors to veterans’ organizations that can help meet their health care, education and career needs, as well as The Predators Foundation, which is devoted to funneling the excitement of professional sports towards the needs of the community. For more information on The Journey Home Project, please visit: thejourneyhomeproject.org. For more information on The Predators Foundation, please CLICK HERE.

Charlie Daniels 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam presented by Copperweld is produced by David Corlew & Associates in association with Outback Concerts. 95.5 FM Nash ICON and WSM-AM serve as the official radio partners. Ticket prices start at $17.68 with limited VIP packages available.

For more information on The Charlie Daniels Band, visit www.charliedaniels.com.


Prosecutor Denies Immunity Claim In Gregg Allman Film Case

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A prosecutor denies ever promising immunity to a crew member working on a film based on Gregg Allman’s autobiography. District Attorney Jackie Johnson says in court papers assistant director Hillary Schwartz was only promised that anything she said in an interview would not be used against her.

Schwartz is one of four people charged with involuntary manslaughter and trespassing after a train slammed into a railroad bridge last February where the crew was filming. A camera assistant was killed. Schwartz wants a judge to dismiss the charges, saying prosecutors offered her immunity in exchange for an interview, then charged her anyway.

Billy Currington Releases New Music Video for “Don’t It”

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Billy Currington releases his new music video today for “Don’t It”, the lead single from his forthcoming sixth studio album produced by Dann Huff. Continuing the Platinum-selling artist’s exciting new music plans for 2015, Currington recently announced that he will team up with superstar Tim McGraw this summer on the sizzling cross-country SHOTGUN RIDER TOUR ’15 kicking off in June.

“I’ve spent the last few months creating an album with Dann Huff that I couldn’t be more proud of,” shares Currington. “I look forward to bringing this new music to life out on tour this summer!”

Directed by Peter Zavadil at Nashville’s historic Roxy Theater, the “Don’t It” video captures the energy of Currington’s dynamic live performance. The new video builds on the continued success of “Don’t It” as the anthem received 4 out of 5 stars from Billboard and is Top 30 on the country radio charts and climbing. Written by the hit-making trio of Ashley Gorley, Jaren Johnston and Ross Copperman, the sultry good-time groove offers an exciting preview of Currington’s highly-anticipated new project expected later this year.

With one of the most recognizable voices in country, Currington continues to deliver hits and will bring his energetic live show to fans this summer on the SHOTGUN RIDER TOUR ’15. The tour is set to launch in June with stops in Dallas, Texas, Boston, Mass., Chicago, Ill. and Sacramento, Calif. Fans can now purchase tickets as part of Live Nation’s Megaticket at www.megaticket.com.

For the latest tour and new music information, visit BillyCurrington.com.
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Luke Bryan Crashed the Playa with Inaugural Beach Party Vacation

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From Jan. 23-27 the inaugural Luke Bryan’s Crash My Playa in Riviera Maya, Mexico, with memorable performances by country superstars Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Cole Swindell, Dustin Lynch, Eric Paslay, Chris Stapleton, Kelleigh Bannen, and DJ Rock. The sold out, 4-night all-inclusive tropical getaway and concert experience was designed and produced by CID Presents as the ultimate fan experience for guests, swapping out the typical arena-sized performance for a more intimate, small-scale setting. Guests were treated to nightly beachfront concerts at The Barecló, accommodations at top resorts, airport transportation, 24-hour concierge, optional daily activities and off-site adventures and performances by local musicians, fire dancers and mariachi bands.

The Crash My Playa musical vacation delivered a special setting for an unforgettable experience, including unannounced pop-up artist performances, starting with Dustin Lynch’s surprise airport shuttle bus performance, various poolside sets and Eric Paslay’s drop-in on the Cabela’s Deep Sea Fishing Adventure. During the main stage beachfront performances, guests enjoyed unique collaborations when Cole Swindell joined Florida Georgia Line on Sunday night, and during Luke Bryan’s set when he was was joined by Florida Georgia Line, Cole Swindell and Chris Stapleton during the Crash My Playa finale on Monday night.

For some, the weekend was even more special – two proposals, four honeymoons, and numerous birthdays and anniversaries were celebrated with extra care from the CID Presents guest services team, including beachfront private dining, cakes, champagne and more.

The unprecedented event marked the first-ever original, self-produced festival for the production arm of CID Entertainment, the premier music travel and fan-focused experiential agency. Having developed and implemented VIP and travel packages for Luke Bryan’s tours for years CID was the perfect partner for Crash My Playa, designing a country music festival where fans could see their favorite artists on stage and enjoy the sun, beach, food and adventures with their friends.

“From the bottom of our hearts, thank you to all the fans and artists that believed in us to host the inaugural ‘Crash My Playa,’” remarked Dan Berkowitz, CID Entertainment founder and CEO. “We are so thrilled with how great of a time everyone had. We will always strive to show all our guests an amazing time because when you are at a CID Presents show, everyone is a VIP.”

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