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Blake Shelton Announced as Headliner for 2017 Carolina Kickoff Concert


Basis Entertainment has announced the Carolina Kickoff Concert will return to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on August 19, 2017 with country star and five-time CMA Male Vocalist of the Year winner Blake Shelton to headline. Early bird tickets are currently on sale at

Blake Shelton made the announcement on the jumbotron during the East Carolina football game on Saturday (9/10) against NC State.  The 2017 Carolina Kickoff will also feature other top country talent with more artist announcements planned in the following weeks.

“A few years ago we made a decision that we wanted to use our venue for more than just sporting events, that we wanted to actually become a venue for other events; concerts, shows and make Greenville/ECU a destination, ” said Jeff Compher, director of athletics for East Carolina University. ” This is big part of that and also part of our branding as a university and as a community. We are growing; we have the largest freshman class ever attending our university this school year. We can support an event of this caliber and take the proceeds and put it back into our facilities and operations.”

“The university is the city’s seamless partner in the things we do to promote this region and we want this to be a major concert venue for years and years going forward,” said Allen Thomas, mayor of Greenville, NC. “It’s not just Greenville. Every city from Wilmington to the Virginia line, and everyone in-between in the coastal communities can come for music entertainment. We could not be happier to wave them in to have a wonderful time here.”

Early bird tickets for the 2017 Carolina Kickoff are officially on sale ending on September 16 at 11:59PM.  Tickets prices start as low as $39 and can be purchased by visiting


Blake Shelton Launches Prizeo Campaign To Benefit Musicians On Call

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Blake Shelton has launched a Prizeo campaign to benefit Musicians On Call (MOC), a nonprofit that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities. Fans can enter to win the grand prize of spending the day on the set of Blake’s upcoming music video shoot by donating $10 to MOC. The more fans donate the more entries they receive to win the grand prize as well as other prizes including an exclusive campaign t-shirt, a thank you note, a signed lyric sheet and a meet and greet with Blake on his tour. To check out more information and donate today please go to

MOC currently brings the healing power of music to patients in 20 cities including New York, Miami, Nashville, Dallas, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Denver, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Denver, San Francisco and Atlanta. MOC has also just reached the milestone of playing for half a million patients, families and caregivers and launched its Half A Million Moments Campaign. For more information on the campaign and MOC visit

Blake Shelton Celebrates His 22nd #1 “Came Here to Forget”

Pictured (l-r): Songwriter Deric Ruttan, Blake Shelton, songwriter Craig Wiseman   photo by Ed Rode for ASCAP

Pictured (l-r): Songwriter Deric Ruttan, Blake Shelton, songwriter Craig Wiseman photo by Ed Rode for ASCAP

Hit songwriters Deric Ruttan and Craig Wiseman were honored at a party held at the ASCAP offices on Music Row to celebrate the success of Warner Music Nashville recording artist Blake Shelton‘s 22nd (and 17th consecutive) #1 song, “Came Here to Forget,” produced by Scott Hendricks. The song marked the third #1 for Ruttan, whose previous chart-toppers include Shelton’s 2013 hit “Mine Would Be You.” Wiseman celebrated his 26th #1 with “Came Here to Forget,” and was also congratulated for his 25th #1 song, “Gonna,” the fourth and final single from Shelton’s ninth studio album, Bringing Back the Sunshine.

Publishers on hand to honor the team behind the tune included Big Loud Shirt’s Matt Turner, Round Hill Music’s Penny Gattis, THiS Music’s Rusty Gaston, and Warner/Chappell Music Publishing’s Ben Vaughn. ASCAP VP of Nashville Membership Michael Martin greeted the packed crowd in the PRO’s lobby before presenting ASCAP’s Beth Brinker, who hosted the festivities.

“Came Here to Forget” was released in March as the lead single from Shelton’s tenth studio album, If I’m Honest, which was recently certified Gold, a milestone that was celebrated at the party with a plaque presented by Warner Music Nashville Chairman/CEO John Esposito and CMO Peter Strickland. Shelton’s friend, collaborator and Warner Music Nashville labelmate RaeLynn also attended the gathering to congratulate Shelton and the songwriters.

Keith Urban, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley & Toby Keith to Pay Tribute to Glen Campbell at ACM Honors

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The Academy of Country Music® (ACM) announced that Dierks Bentley, Toby Keith, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban will take the stage at the 10TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS™ for a special tribute to Glen Campbell, who as previously announced will be honored with the ACM Career Achievement Award. The country music luminaries will perform an all-star medley of Campbell’s greatest hits, culminating to an ensemble performance of the iconic “Rhinestone Cowboy.” Kim Campbell will accept the award on behalf of her husband (of 35 years).

Toby Keith and Blake Shelton join previously announced performers Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Cam, Maren Morris, Cole Swindell, Keith Urban and hosts Lady Antebellum. Additional performers and presenters will be announced.

The 10TH ACM Honors™ is an evening dedicated to celebrating the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards. Hosted by multi-ACM Award-winning group Lady Antebellum, the two-hour special will tape on Tuesday, August 30 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, and make its television debut on Friday, September 9 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Tickets for the special taping are available for purchase to the general public now at

For more information on the Academy of Country Music and the ACM Honors, please visit

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