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Font and Center to Air The Songwriters Behind The Hits

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CMA Songwriters Series returns in an all new season of public television’s “Front And Center.” The critically acclaimed television concert series will feature five CMA Songwriters Series episodes in season six. See performances by Darius Rucker, Ronnie Dunn, Kip Moore, Brett Eldredge and Steven Tyler, plus more than 25 songwriters of their biggest hits! Air dates and times vary by market. Check your local listings!

Darius Rucker Announces Good for a Good Time Tour

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Three-time GRAMMY Award winner Darius Rucker will kick off his 2016 Good for a Good Time Tour in Tampa, Fla. on June 3. The Good for a Good Time Tour will feature opening acts Dan + Shay, who are celebrating their first No. 1 single with “Nothin’ Like You” and rising country singer Michael Ray, who was the only new male country artist of 2015 to have a No. 1 single in 2015, with “Kiss You in the Morning.” Over 30 stops across the country have been announced so far with more to come! Fans can purchase tickets beginning Jan. 29 for select cities as part of Live Nation’s Country Megaticket at www.Megaticket.com.

More than 400,000 fans turned out to experience Rucker’s incomparable vocals and raucous good time during last year’s Southern Style Tour, so expectations are high for 2016.

Rucker plans to once again provide his concerts as a platform to honor and present homes to our nation’s combat wounded heroes and Gold Star spouses, in conjunction with Project Rebuild. Rucker, along with Lieutenant General Sisco, CEO and founder of Military Warriors Support Foundation, presented the first house in an appearance on NBC’s Today and went on to present 13 more homes in 2015. The Project Rebuild campaign arose from a partnership between Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Military Warriors Support Foundation to assist in rebuilding the lives of our wounded veterans. Project Rebuild helps place wounded veterans in mortgage-free homes and help ease the transition back to civilian life.

The Good for a Good Time Tour will also partner with the rideshare app Uber for select dates, giving fans the chance to win free rides as well as VIP packages. A few lucky riders in cities across the United States will win VIP packages for a Good for a Good Time Tour stop which include 2 tickets to the show, an exclusive Darius Rucker pre-show acoustic performance, and invitation to a pre-show party in the VIP Party Lounge. Fans can enter the promo code GOODTIME to enter to win, and first time users will also receive $20 off their first ride.

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Brett Eldredge, Kip Moore, Darius Rucker & Steven Tyler to Perform ‘Front and Center’

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2016 marks the 50th Anniversary of the CMA Awards and its legacy of creating some of the biggest moments in Country Music history. At the beginning of this historic year, CMA and “Front and Center” join musical forces once again to announce season six of “Front and Center,” which kicks off this month with five all-new CMA Songwriters Series episodes featuring Country Music icon Ronnie Dunn, 2014 CMA New Artist of the Year Brett Eldredge, multi-Platinum selling Country star Kip Moore, Grand Ole Opry member and CMA Award winner Darius Rucker, and iconic Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler.

The chart-topping line-up is joined on stage by some of Nashville’s top songwriters who have helped pen Country Music’s biggest hits. Filmed at Marathon Music Works in Nashville (Dunn, Eldredge, and Rucker), and New York’s Iridium (Moore) and Melrose Ballroom (Tyler), fans can tune into the new season which will begin airing this month on public television (check local listings).

Award-winning singer/songwriter Dunn tapped renowned craftsmen Dallas Davidson, Bob DiPiero, Tom Douglas, Tommy Lee James, Tony Martin, Wendall Mobley, Neil Thrasher, and Craig Wisemen to perform No. 1 hits including “Red Dirt Road” and “Neon Moon,” as well as songs from his recent solo album Ain’t No Trucks In Texas. Dunn was also joined onstage by Eldredge for special performances of the Brooks & Dunn smash “Believe” and Eldredge’s “One Mississippi.”

“It was a once in a lifetime experience shooting ‘Front and Center’ in Nashville with a bunch of my buddies, not to mention the best songwriters in Twang Town,” said Dunn.

In addition to his performance with Dunn, Eldredge takes the stage for his own show featuring songwriters Scooter Carusoe, Ross Copperman, Douglas, and Heather Morgan. Eldredge treats the sold-out crowd to chart-topping hits from his debut album Bring You Back including “Beat of the Music,” “Mean To Me,” and “Don’t Ya.” A songwriter in his own right, Eldredge also performs songs from his recent release Illinois, including a performance of the album’s first single, “Lose My Mind.”

Moore, whose current release Wild Ones hit No. 2 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart, performs an acoustic set with the help of fellow songwriters Brett James and The Cadillac Three’s Jaren Johnston. Moore delights the crowd with stripped down versions of his No. 1 hits “Beer Money” and “Hey Pretty Girl” from his debut album Up All Night, and gives a rousing performance of his recent single “I’m To Blame.”

Multi-Platinum singer/songwriter and CMA Award winner Rucker is joined by an illustrious group of songwriters including Casey Beathard, Nathan Chapman, Chris Dubois, Ashley Gorley, Tim James, Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum, Clay Mills, Frank Rogers, and Rivers Rutherford. The group gives an electrifying performance filled with No. 1 hits including “Homegrown Honey,” “Alright,” “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It,” and “Come Back Song.”

“There would be no great songs without great songwriters willing to put everything they feel and think about life’s little nuances out there for the world to hear,” said Rucker. “They are the creative core of our industry, and I’m happy to help shed some light on that process and talent with Front and Center.”

Rounding out the line-up for the CMA Songwriters Series episodes of season six is legendary Aerosmith front man Tyler. The stripped down, Country-inspired set marks Tyler’s CMA Songwriters Series debut and features stories behind the making of his first Country single, “Love Is Your Name,” with Lindsey Lee and Eric Paslay. The multiple Grammy Award winner also shares the stage with Nuno Bettencourt for “More Than Words” and The Loving Mary Band for performances of “Jaded” and “Sweet Emotion.”

For more information on the “Front and Center” music series, please visit frontandcenter.com and check out the YouTube page at youtube.com/frontandcentertv.

For more information on the CMA Songwriters Series, visit CMAsongwritersseries.com.

American Saturday Night: Live From The Grand Ole Opry Opens Nationwide Next Month

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Independent distributor DigiNext Films today announced that the first-ever Grand Ole Opry feature-length concert movie, American Saturday Night: Live From The Grand Ole Opry, will expand to additional Carmike Cinemas and other North American theaters for a special engagement beginning February 12 at 200+ cinemas. The film provides a virtual front row seat and VIP all-access pass to full live performances and backstage conversations with Opry members Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, and Darius Rucker as well as The Band Perry and Brett Eldredge.

In conjunction with the expanded movie release, a social media sweepstakes has been launched that includes a Grand Prize trip to Music City, Nashville, TN including:

  • Accommodations for two at the Gaylord Opryland Resort
  • Airfare via Southwest Airlines
  • Tickets to the world-famous Grand Ole Opry and other Nashville attractions

No purchase is necessary to enter the Opry Movie Sweepstakes and entrants can increase their chances of winning by entering every day until the Sweepstakes ends on March 15, 2016.   To enter, visit www.facebook.com/DigiNextFilms and click the ‘Win a Trip’ tab.

For more information about the movie:

  • Official trailer www.oprymovie.com
  • Locations/times/advance tickets via MovieTickets.com and Fandango
  • @DigiNextEvents @Opry #OpryMovie

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