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Kellie Pickler & Billy Ray Cyrus Headed to CMT with New Shows!

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Having recently scored its biggest hits to date, CMT continues to expand an impressive slate of original programming with five new series, a NASCAR event and several returning favorites, it was announced today at the network’s annual Upfront presentation held at The TimesCenter in New York City. The new originals include two comedies: “Still The King” starring singer-songwriter/actor Billy Ray Cyrus and a forthcoming series “I Love Kellie Pickler” (working title) featuring country singer Kellie Pickler and her husband Kyle Jacobs produced by Ryan Seacrest Productions. CMT will launch its first-ever nightly talk show, “The Josh Wolf Show,” starring comedian Josh Wolf and produced by Chelsea Handler. Also coming to CMT are “The Ed Bassmaster Show,” starring YouTube phenomenon Ed Bassmaster; “Gainesville,” a coming of age docu-series from the award-winning producers of “Brick City”; and “American Speed: The True Story of NASCAR,” a first of its kind limited series event that gives fans an unparalleled look at NASCAR narrated by Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Beginning this spring, CMT will premiere new seasons of fan favorites “Party Down South,” “Party Down South 2,” and “Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge,” as well as must-see music events: “CMT Music Awards,” “CMT Artists of the Year,” and “CMT Championship Kickoff Party.” Additionally, the entire series of the highly lauded ensemble drama “Friday Night Lights” starring Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton will begin airing in May.

“CMT is on fire. We are producing more original content than ever before and have a rich pipeline of fresh and innovative ideas,” said Jayson Dinsmore, Executive Vice President, Development for CMT. “This year, we’re enlisting some of the biggest names in the industry to unleash a groundbreaking new programming slate including epic events and music specials, a bold scripted comedy and brilliant documentaries.”

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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.

Billy Ray Cyrus, Travis Tritt & Montgomery Gentry Join Charlie Daniels’ Volunteer Jam

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The Charlie Daniels Band’s legendary Volunteer Jam, a star-studded, multi-genre musical extravaganza that has featured artists like James Brown, Billy Joel, Garth Brooks, Don Henley and Lynyrd Skynyrd (to name a few), returns to Nashville. In addition to The Charlie Daniels Band, the highly-anticipated 40th anniversary event will bring a slew of special guests to Bridgestone Arena, including Billy Ray Cyrus, Kentucky Headhunters, Montgomery Gentry, the Outlaws, Lee Roy Parnell and Travis Tritt, with even more exciting artist announcements coming soon. And, because this is THE Volunteer Jam, ticket holders can expect a few BIG surprises from unannounced acts.

Tickets for the once-in-a-lifetime event go on sale Friday, January 30th, 2015 at 10:00am CST, at the Bridgestone Arena Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations. Ticket prices will be $500.00 VIP / $40.00 / $17.68

Profits from the night will go to the The Journey Home Project, a non-profit Daniels co-founded to help Veterans of the United States Armed Forces, and The Predators Foundation, which is devoted to funneling the excitement of professional sports towards the needs of this community. For more info on The Journey Home Project, please visit: thejourneyhomeproject.org. For more info on The Predators Foundation, please visit: predators.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=37108.

Daniels was quoted as saying “We never had any idea how big it would become,” broadcasting around the world and on Voice of America. We thought it was a hometown thing. We never realized it would become an international event.”

“I hope to see more Nashville Volunteer Jams in the future. I’m very very excited to continue the Jam tradition 40 years later. “Ain’t it good to be alive and be in Tennessee.”

Billy Ray Cyrus Honors Teacher

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Billy Ray Cyrus honored a Nevada math teacher killed by a 12-year-old student in a schoolyard shooting near Reno last year. The country singer calls Michael Landsberry a “true American hero.”

Billy Ray presented a memorial plaque to Landsberry’s widow, Sharon, during a concert this past weekend. Police say Landsberry tried to talk the middle school shooter into turning over the handgun before he was shot in the chest last October 21. The student wounded two classmates before killing himself.

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