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Craig Campbell’s Innaugural Celebrity Cornhole Challenge a Huge Success

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Rising country music star Craig Campbell kicked off CMA Fest with a bang by hosting his inaugural Celebrity Cornhole Challenge. Craig and his celebrity friends competed in a cornhole tournament to raise money for the TJ Martell Foundation’s colon cancer research in honor of Craig’s late father who passed away from colon cancer at the age of 36.

The event took place Tuesday June 4th at the Public Square in Downtown Nashville, and featured many of Craig’s celebrity friends, including Bridgette Tatum, Dean Alexander, James Wesley, Ryan Kinder, Big D & Bubba, Chase Rice, THE FARM, Gloriana, Greg Bates, Jerrod Niemann, LoCash Cowboys, Love and Theft, Rachel Bradshaw, Whitney Duncan, Australian duo Baylou, GAC’s Suzanne Alexander, Titans Kicker Rob Bironas, and Storme Warren as emcee. A few lucky fans bid on the chance to play in the tournament alongside their favorite celebs. Campbell and his teammate Eric Lindsey proudly posed for photos with fans and their trophies after taking the top spot in the tournament. Second place went to Brad McDonald and Corey Hadley, third to LoCash Cowboys, and fourth to Bigger Picture artist Ryan Kinder and Bigger Picture President, Michael Powers.

In addition to watching their favorite celebs battle it out with beanbags, fans also enjoyed great musical performances from Baylou, Rachel Bradshaw, Ryan Kinder, Jerrod Niemann, and Craig himself closing out the event with a crowd-pleasing performance of his hit “Fish”. The event was a huge success, collecting more than $15,000 with proceeds benefitting the TJ Martell Foundation.

“I’m immensely grateful to all my fans and friends who came out to take part in my first Celebrity Cornhole Challenge. It meant a lot to have so much support in our efforts to toss out colon cancer,” says Campbell. “We are already making plans for next year’s event, and I’m strategizing how to land a win again in year two!”

As Campbell wraps his first Cornhole Challenge and begins planning for next year, he is also excited about his lead single “Outta My Head” climbing into the top 25 on the Billboard Country chart. Written by Brandon Kinney, Cole Swindell, and Michael Carter, the song is featured on his recently released sophomore album NEVER REGRET, available now everywhere music is sold.

Generous event supporters included Bigger Picture, Creative Artists Agency, McPherson Guitars, SESAC, Team Cocktail, The T.J. Martell Foundation, Twisted Tea: Hard Iced Tea, Yazoo, The Stage, Legends Corner, Second Fiddle, Crossroads, and more.

Tin Pan South 2012 Highlights

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The 20th Annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival Presented by Regions Bank kicked off last night under beautiful skies and mild temperatures. Over 70 songwriters took to the stage at nine of Nashville’s finest venues, and laughter, tears and surprises were the order of the evening.

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Regions Bank’s Lisa Harless, Mark Narmore, Mark Nessler, Josh Turner and Jeremy Spillman at Hard Rock Cafe.
Both Hard Rock Shows last night featured current chart-topping artists. Josh Turner lead a group of his buddies on the early show, and laughter was guaranteed at the late show with Bob DiPiero, Luke Bryan, Jeff Stevens and Jim Beavers. Eighties star Tiffany was a highlight at the late show at Belcourt Taps and Tapas, and The Rutledge enjoyed two packed shows.

Tin Pan’s newest venue, eat at Lowe’s, proved a highlight last night when Elliot Lurie joined Sherrie Austin, Steve Bogard, Rob Hatch and Will Rambeaux for a hit-filled evening. When Lurie sang his mega-hit “Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)”, the crowd stood to their feet and sang every word with him.

The perennially-favorite Bluebird Café also hosted two sold-out shows last night,highlighted by the early powerhouse show featuring Thom Schuyler, J. Fred Knobloch, Tony Arata, Jelly Roll Johnson and the inimitable Janis Ian.

Night Two of the 20th Annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival Presented by Regions Bank offered even more entertainment, as all ten popular venues were packed with hit songwriters, adoring fans and non-stop music. Tickets are available for all shows, though reservations are strongly encouraged for the Bluebird Cafe and The Listening Room Cafe.

3rd & Lindsley kicked off its first Tin Pan Show with songwriting legends Felix Cavaliere, Jack Tempchin and Jimmy Webb, who each performed a set of songs woven into the fabric of our lives. The packed house sang along to The Rascals’ “Groovin’,” “I’ve Been Lonely Too Long,” “How Can I Be Sure” and more. Tempchin followed with a bevy of Eagles’ hits he co-wrote with Glenn Frey including “You Belong to the City” and “Peaceful Easy Feeling” and his Johnny Rivers smash “Swayin’ to the Music (Slow Dancin’)” and Jimmy Webb kept the audience captivated with stories and endless hit songs.

Both Station Inn shows were standing room only, with Tracy Lawrence leading Flip Anderson, Lacey Brown, Jonny Houilihan and Rick Huckaby in the early show. Vince Gill filled in for Red Lane in the late show, which also featured Larry Gatlin, Lesslie Satcher and Bobby Tomberlin. The show started off in a somber mood with the news of the passing of Earl Scruggs, whom Gill said had, “been like a father to me.” He dedicated his first song, “Go Rest High” to Scruggs, as Satcher and Gatlin added beautiful harmonies.

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Hard Rock shows again featured a who’s-who of artists and songwriters including Dierks Bentley, Jon Randall, Sam Bush, Radney Foster, Rivers Rutherford and a special appearance by Randall’s wife and hit singer/songwriter Jessi Alexander. The Rutledge hosted one of the biggest rounds of the evening, which included the three members of new Warner Bros trio The Farm, Danny Myrick, Heidi Newfield and Bridgette Tatum.

Each year Tin Pan South donates the proceeds from one show to a specific charity, and this year the Faith Family Medical Clinic will be the beneficiary of the show starring Pat Alger, Wayland Holyfield, Jon Vezner and Paul Williams.

The festival schedule – with a complete list of venues, addresses, performers and ticket prices – is available at TinPanSouth.com. Attendees are encouraged to visit the site for the most current information, prior to making plans, as performer line ups are subject to change.

You can see CMTT’s photos from Tin Pan South on our Flickr page here.

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She’s Country Tour Launches with Heidi Newfield and Bridgette Tatum

The She’s Country Tour featuring Heidi Newfield with Bridgette Tatum and special guests kicked off with an industry launch party Monday night at Nashville’s 12th & Porter.

Tatum performed three songs including the self-penned “Loud,” the official theme song for ACC Football’s 2010 season. She then introduced Newfield, who opened with a raucous harmonica solo, followed by seven songs, including her hits “Johnny & June,” “Pour Me” (with Trick Pony), and introduced a few new tunes. The two finished the evening of high-energy music together with an encore of “She’s Country,” the No. 1 hit song that inspired the tour that was written by Tatum and Danny Myrick and recorded by Jason Aldean.

The packed house enjoyed “She’s Country” cocktails, made with Pendleton Whisky, a proud sponsor of the She’s Country Tour. The first phase of this unique all-female tour begins November 2 in Little Rock, AR. For additional tour information and updates, visit www.shescountrytour.com.

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Courtesy photo by Randi Radcliff

Bridgette Tatum Lights Up with New Lip Gloss

The Lano Company, which specializes in lanolin-based cosmetic products, has partnered with Root 49 Records country recording artist and hit songwriter Bridgette Tatum to release a limited edition and unique lip gloss aptly named Hillbilly Rockstar.

Tatum’s signature color, developed after a year’s careful process, is a soft mocha with ultra-shimmery color. It uses a revolutionary “travel mica” that shimmers between pink and brown depending on the lighting. Perhaps the most distinctive feature is the LED-lit applicator with mirror that reduces the need for carrying an additional compact or finding a lighted space in which to apply the gloss. Coupled with the unique formula combining the naturally therapeutic powers of medical-grade Lanolin, Jojoba, Sweet Almond Oil and Vitamin E, this product is truly a staple for any “rock star” on the go.

“This is by far the best lip product I have ever used and the light up feature is the coolest and most practical thing ever,” said Tatum. “Whenever I use it while out and that light goes on, people immediately start asking me about it. I am excited to sing its praises while on the road for the upcoming She’s Country Tour because it is a great product.”

Having discovered the Light Up Lip Gloss seeing an interview that Lano Company CEO Miranda Coggins did in Nashville in 2009, and relating to Coggins’ chronic chapped lip problem, Tatum began using the product religiously and found it the most effective product on the market. Additionally, this product is practical for Tatum, who has a rigorous touring schedule and faces the challenges of changing climates on the road that wreak havoc on her lips. It is perfect for last minute back-stage application, and comes in handy when her lips dry out during her numerous songwriting sessions.

Coggins commented, “The Lano Company is excited to be partnering with Bridgette Tatum. She is such a talented artist and songwriter and we truly enjoyed her unique sound the minute we heard her music. Bridgette’s love of our products and desire to keep our lip gloss ‘Made In the USA’ has resulted in a perfect combination of healing lip gloss and super fun color! We look forward to future releases from our Bridgette Tatum Collection.”

Hillbilly Rockstar retails for $20 and can be purchased online or at one of the many outlets where The Lano Company’s products are sold.

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