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Pre-order Nashville: Season 2 Volume 2

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Here is you chance!!!!  Pre-order Nashville: Season 2 Volume 2 now on iTunes!

While you’re at it, make sure to download The Nashville Cast featuring Clare Bowen as Scarlett O’Connor AND Nashville: On The Record! Want to watch it too? You’re in luck! Tune into ABC tomorrow night at 10:00pm EST and watch the Nashville cast sing all of your favorite songs!


Country on the River to Benefit Operation Toop Aid

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Country On The River, a multi-day music festival taking place in Iowa on June 20 – 21 and Wisconsin on August 7 – 9, has named Operation Troop Aid as the official charity.

The Iowa festival will feature performances by Gary Allan, Bret Michaels, Montgomery Gentry, Gretchen Wilson, Thompson Square, Tracy Lawrence, Lonestar and Joe Diffie. The Wisconsin festival will feature performances by Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, Tracy Lawrence, Kix Brooks, Thompson Square, Sawyer Brown, Dustin Lynch, Parmalee and Trick Pony.

“We are very honored to have Operation Troop Aid with us at Country On The River. The support they bring to our troops is invaluable. Country On The River is committed to the Troop Aid cause and we fully support their efforts. We look forward to having Operation Troop Aid in both Iowa and Wisconsin,” says festival organizer Scott Sheckler.

Since its inception, Operation Troop Aid has garnered the support of music celebrities across multiple genres, from KISS to Toby Keith and Cheap Trick to Charlie Daniels. Operation Troop Aid’s mission is to make a positive difference and inspire deployed U.S. service members by letting them know America stands with them. Operation Troop Aid provides care packages and bill assistance with revenue generated through professional concert promotions, entertainment initiatives and public financial generosity.

In addition, Operation Teddy Bear, which started in 2012 as an initiative of Harris Jewelry, continues in support of our military, both at home and abroad through the sale of uniformed teddy bears. Teddy Bears representing all branches of the military can be purchased for $15.00 at www.operationtroopaid.org or www.mybuddybears.com. To date, Operation Teddy Bear has raised over $100,000 to help Operation Troop Aid, a 501(c)3 organization, send care packages to deployed personnel and sponsor events for military families and communities.

Thompson Square is “Testing the Water”

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This week, multi-platinum selling duo Thompson Square released its new single “Testing the Water” to U.S. Country Radio. The fun-filled, frolicking splasher embodies the carefree sound and spirit of summer in the “holler,” including a memorable, double-entendre hook soon to become an anthem at swimming holes everywhere.

“Testing the Water,” written by hit songwriters Luke Laird, Shane McAnally and Hillary Lindsey, is the third single from Thompson Square’s sophomore album, JUST FEELS GOOD, and the follow-up to the #1 “If I Didn’t Have You” and Top 5 “Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About.”

Two-time ACM and CMA “Vocal Duo of the Year” Thompson Square also recently added a chart-topping record half a world away to its growing list of accolades when the duo’s song “Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About” reached #1 on Australia’s Official Country Airplay Chart, powered by The Music Network.

“We feel very honored to be a part of Australian country music history,” said Keifer Thompson. “We just left Australia and fell in love with it. This makes it even better. A huge thanks for country radio and all of our fans down under. Hope we get to see you again soon. “

Thompson Square recently took its 2014 JUST FEELS GOOD TOUR to fans and military bases across Australia and Asia. The husband/ wife duo of Keifer and Shawna Thompson is featured on the cover of NASH Magazine, included with the April 28th issue of Country Weekly, as the two discuss their five weeks abroad and connecting with fans half a world away. The issue is on newsstands now.

Thompson Square’s 2014 JUST FEELS GOOD TOUR is back stateside and dates are continuously being added. Visit http://www.thompsonsquare.com for the latest news and dates. #JustFeelsGoodTour

“Testing the Water” is available on iTunes now! 

Congratulations to Hank Cochran, Ronnie Milsap and Mac Wiseman

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The Country Music Association announced today that Hank Cochran, Ronnie Milsap, and Mac Wiseman will become the newest members of the revered Country Music Hall of Fame.

Milsap will be inducted in the “Modern Era Artist” category, while Wiseman will be inducted in the “Veterans Era Artist” category. Cochran will be inducted in the “Songwriter” category, which is awarded every third year in a rotation with the “Recording and/or Touring Musician Active Prior to 1980” and “Non-Performer” categories. Cochran, Milsap, and Wiseman will increase membership in the coveted Country Music Hall of Fame from 121 to 124 members.

“Induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame is the highest honor achievable for a Country Music artist, songwriter, or industry leader and this year’s inductees are all highly deserving,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “Hank’s songs have been recorded by everyone from Burl Ives to Etta James, George Strait to Ella Fitzgerald. Mac is a revered figure in the world of bluegrass and a founding Board member of the Country Music Association. And Ronnie is an incredibly gifted pianist and performer who is also one of the most successful and versatile crossover artists in our genre.”

“When you start listening to the radio as a kid, you want to hear your songs on there, because songs are bits of people’s lives, including your own,” said Milsap. “Then you dream that your songs and your music will mean enough to the people that, one day, they’ll put you in the Hall of Fame. Not for you, exactly, but for all the songwriters and musicians and especially the fans who tell you their life is in your songs. To me, that’s what the Hall of Fame is all about: how many people’s lives were held in your music. So many people I admire and have heard my story in their songs are already in the Hall, and I love the idea that maybe my music meant – to others – what those artists have meant to me.”

“Being a founding member of CMA, I have always been proud of my role in helping make Country Music popular,” said Wiseman. “Being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame is the icing on the cake and certainly a highlight of my career.”

Induction ceremonies for Cochran (who passed away in 2010), Milsap, and Wiseman will take place at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in the CMA Theater later this year. Since 2007, the Museum’s Medallion Ceremony, an annual reunion of the Hall of Fame membership, has served as the official rite of induction for new members.

Jennifer Nettles Performs “Jealousy”

Jennifer Nettles spent a very special evening in NYC performing her debut solo album That Girl for Yahoo RAM Country Live! Now you can watch the live footage of “Jealousy” above!  Check it out!

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