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The exhibit features instruments on display from former CMA Musicians of the Year Roy Clark, Jerry Douglas, Mac McAnally, and Mark O’Connor, as well as recorded performances by Alison Krauss, Barbara Mandrell, and Dolly Parton, celebrating the music makers.
Hayes was joined by siblings Rosaria and Salvatore Papandrea, who are students at Rosie’s House, a CMA Foundation beneficiary that provides classical musical instruction to underserved children. The brother/sister pair performed “Gavotte,” a composition by P. Martini. Board members and staff from the Phoenix Conservatory of Music, also a CMA Foundation beneficiary, were in attendance.
Since 2006, CMA and the CMA foundation have donated $13.7 million to quality, sustainable music education initiatives across the country, touching the lives of one million students. For more information, visit CMAfoundation.org.
On Sunday night, McAnally, who has been named CMA Musician of the Year eight consecutive times, got a sneak preview of the exhibit before performing in the Museum’s musical theater.
“The 50th Annual CMA Awards” airs Wednesday, Nov. 2nd live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on ABC. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood return to host Country Music’s Biggest Night™.
For more information, visit CMAawards50.com.
Jason Aldean continues to donate a portion of each ticket sale throughout the year at his annual “Concert for the Cure” benefitting the Susan G. Komen Foundation, with this year’s contribution taking the grand total to over 3.3 million dollars for the fight against breast cancer. The recent “More Than Pink Hero” recipient celebrated the mile-marker in Nashville tonight (10/25) with partner The Grand Ole Opry in conjunction with their eighth annual “Opry Goes Pink.”
“It was a pretty full-circle moment for me to be able to bring this show back to Nashville where it got started as we go over the three million dollar mark,” said Aldean. “I could see a lot of family and friends out in the audience this year, which is a big reminder that we still have to keep fighting this disease.”
“Through the generosity of Jason Aldean and his devoted fans, we have the opportunity to increase our support for critical breast cancer research along with education, screening, and treatment programs for millions of women, men and families in Nashville and all over the world,” says Dr. Judy Salerno, President & CEO of Susan G. Komen. “His commitment to this cause has been unwavering and through his support, we’re one step closer to our vision of a world without breast cancer.”
In addition to performing, the multi-platinum superstar flipped the switch on the Opry’s signature barn backdrop, turning it pink for the Grand Ole Opry’s two shows. This year’s ACM Entertainer of the Year has been an avid supporter towards the fight against breast cancer since 2004, after losing a dear friend to the disease. The Susan G. Komen Foundation recently named Aldean one of their “More Than Pink” Heroes for his impact in the fight against breast cancer.
For more information on new music and for a full list of upcoming tour dates, www.jasonaldean.com.
Less than a week after wrapping the final 2016 date of their massive DIG YOUR ROOTS TOUR in Atlanta, superstar duo Florida Georgia Line are already looking ahead, announcing a brand new round of 28 tour stops beginning in January 2017.
Cruising through cities from Orlando, Florida, to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and everywhere in between, the hit making genre busters and reigning three-time CMA Vocal Duo of the Year will be joined by guests Dustin Lynch and Chris Lane on the winter leg of their Dig Your Roots Tour. Entertainment Weekly broke the exciting news this morning, and according to Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley, they can’t wait to keep the party going.
“We are so pumped to be bringing Dustin and Chris with us on the next leg of the Dig Your Roots Tour,” shares Kelley. “They are both electric, young performers and great friends of ours!”
Hubbard adds, “They fit into our tour vibe perfectly and we know our fans are going to love this new experience. We can’t wait for 2017 and to see everyone out on the road!”
So far the SOLD-OUT Dig Your Roots Tour has already broken attendance records, played to over one million fans, and featured headline-grabbing guest appearances, building on the 2X PLATINUM success of their Dig Your Roots album’s lead #1 single “H.O.L.Y.” (which topped the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for an astonishing 18 weeks) and the follow-up “May We All” featuring Tim McGraw. More cities for the next round of the Dig Your Roots Tour will be announced soon, along with official dates and ticketing information. Ticket sales begin in November and Live Nation is the national tour promoter.
Citi® is the official credit card of the Dig Your Roots Tour. Citi cardmembers will have 3-day access to pre-sale tickets through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com. AT&T is also sending customers to the front of the line with AT&T priority pre-sale ticket access for 1-day via the AT&T THANKS program. For complete pre-sale details visit att.com/frontoftheline.
Complete list of cities confirmed for the 2017 winter leg of FGL’s Dig Your Roots TourR:
Atlantic City, NJ
Bossier City, LA
Cedar Falls, IA
Oklahoma City, OK
Sioux Falls, SD
State College, PA
Hamilton, ON, Canada
Ottawa, ON, Canada
Montreal, QC, Canada
Quebec City, QC, Canada
*Denotes FGL only
Since introducing their breakout vibes in 2012, FGL has earned prestigious honors from the AMA, ACM Awards, CMA Awards, Billboard Music Awards and CMT. Their previous BMLG Records’ releases – 2X PLATINUM debut HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES and PLATINUM ANYTHING GOES – have attributed to sales surpassing 26 million tracks and more than 3.5 million albums worldwide. With their massive debut, FGL’s “Cruise” is the only country single to ever be certified DIAMOND for sales exceeding 10 million copies and overtook the record for longest #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. For more details, visit FloridaGeorgiaLine.com.