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Emmylou Harris, Brandi Carlile, The Wainwright Family, Patty Griffin and more to set sail on the 10th Anniversary of Cayamo

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A true musical paradise, the 10th Edition Cayamo Cruise – A Journey Through Song, brings together 2,200 passionate music lovers with over 20 all-star Americana singer-songwriters for seven days of rare artist collaborations, community and carefree Caribbean fun! Sailing February 19 – 26, 2017 aboard Norwegian Jade from Tampa to Cozumel, Mexico and Roatan, Honduras. The ship is already full but eager guests can still sign up for the wait list!

This year’s Cayamo lineup brings a mix of returning favorites and newcomers, a collection of some of the most influential and thought-provoking artists ever assembled on a music festival at sea. They include country-rock queen Emmylou Harris, Americana visionary Brandi Carlile, a never before seen configuration including all six members of The Wainwright Family, poetic roots chronicler Patty Griffin and English-folk legend Richard Thompson. Also performing are American roots encyclopedia Buddy Miller, master storyteller Rodney Crowell, fiery individualist Steve Earle and mainstream country’s counter-culture pageant girl, Kacey Musgraves.

They’ll be joined by Mississippi-born soul-rocker Paul Thorn, singer-songwriter Shawn Mullins, Americana favorite Jim Lauderdale, Grammy Award winning country artist Lee Ann Womack, fresh-faced blues and gospel shouter Parker Millsap, blood-harmony throwback duo The Secret Sisters, and second-generation Americana path-keeper Amy Helm, while others on the extensive lineup include pop country artist Maren Morris, the blues stylings of North Mississippi Allstars,  and Kentucky-bred Pistol Annies member Angaleena Presley.

“We realize how special it is to reach the 10 year milestone and we hope to honor our journey by crystallizing the feel of family that the Cayamo community has fostered over the last decade,” says Sixthman Chairman, Andy Levine. “93% of our guests sailing this year have sailed with us before and they have high expectations.  We plan to exceed them on and off the stage.“

Gliding through the gorgeous, blue-green waters of the Caribbean Sea from February 19-26, the 10th Edition Cayamo Cruise will feature more than five performance stages and countless hours of musical storytelling from some of the most gifted interpreters of song in American history, as well as special activities with the artists, meet-and-greets and the chance to witness a famous “Cayamo Moment” – unplanned artistic collaborations that provide truly once-in-a-lifetime memories.

A destination of her own, Norwegian Jade offers guests Norwegian Cruise Line’s signature freedom and flexibility to enjoy numerous onboard bars and lounges, 15 dining experiences, one outdoor pool, hot tubs, and a full menu of spa treatments. Guests can enjoy access to other entertainment on the ship as well, whether it’s a game of soccer or basketball on the sport court, a workout in the fitness center or tempting lady luck with a few hands in the casino, Norwegian Jade has you covered. Cayamo cruisers will make day-long stops in the tropical wonderlands of Cozumel, Mexico, and Roatan, Honduras, where stunning coral reefs, magnificent beaches and ancient ruins await exploration.

Double occupancy staterooms on the 10th Edition Cayamo Cruise begin at $1,445 per person, plus taxes and fees. For more information about joining the waiting list, visit us online at Cayamo.com, or call Sixthman directly at 877-379-9175 between the hours of 10AM EST and 6PM EST.

Vince Gill Talks About the Importance of Being “Fair and Kind” in Music Business

Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, and the Grand Ole Opry were honored by the National Music Council over the weekend during the American Eagle Awards. Held in conjunction with NAMM, an annual music industry convention held in Nashville, the awards included guest performers John Conlee and Roy Clark, as well as former Nashville mayor Karl Dean, radio host Bill Cody, and Capitol Records CEO Mike Dungan.

Before the awards ceremony, Vince and Emmylou sat down for a candid conversation about one of the goals of the National Music Council: intellectual property rights. Even though technology has advanced at warp speed, the copyright legislation hasn’t kept up.

“We can solve the majority of problems that we have if we would just treat each other fairly and kind,” said Vince.  “The royalties are based on so long ago that they’re archaic… Are we the only industry that is expected to survive on the same amount of money we got for it 60 years ago?”

So what happens when the money doesn’t come in? The middle class of the music industry suffers. The number of staff songwriters at publishing companies has dwindled significantly over the past 20 years, leaving many creative people out of work.

Songwriters Guild of America President Rick Carnes said,

“I worry about the day when those kids get lost because there’s no creative industry.”

What can be done? The National Music Council also focuses its efforts on music education in schools, including teaching a new generation the value of music recordings and that copying music is actually stealing from the people who created it.

The organization’s American Eagle Awards have honored music industry pioneers like Quincy Jones and Clive Davis in the past and this year’s honorees were no exception.

Mike Dungan presented Vince Gill with his award, citing Vince’s long list of accolades, from GRAMMY to Academy of Country Music awards. Emmylou ribbed Vince with a joking “I hate you!” at their table as Dungan continued to list Gill’s involvement in charitable organizations.

Emmylou Harris was recognized for her profound body of work as a singer and songwriter, and for her collaborations with everyone from Beck to Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and Dolly Parton. She’s also involved in numerous charitable organizations from animal rescue to international children’s welfare.

Grand Ole Opry general manager Pete Fisher accepted the award on the Opry’s behalf and Roy Clark (remember him from the television series “Hee Haw”?) closed the ceremony with beautiful rendition of the classic hit “What a Wonderful World.”

Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris & Grand Ole Opry to Be Honored at 33rd American Eagle Awards

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The National Music Council will bring its annual American Eagle Awards presentation to Nashville, Tennessee, for a second year in a row on Saturday, June 25, 2016. The highly prestigious Eagle Awards are presented each year in national celebration of an individual’s or an organization’s long term contribution to America’s musical culture and heritage. This year, music legends Emmylou Harris and Vince Gill will be honored, along with the iconic Grand Ole Opry.

Past American Eagle Award recipients include Kris Kristofferson, Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Clive Davis, Van Cliburn, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Dizzy Gillespie, Morton Gould, Dave Brubeck, Marian Anderson, Jim Halsey, Lena Horne, Roy Clark, Elliott Carter, The Oak Ridge Boys, Roberta Peters, Odetta, Sherman Halsey, Stephen Sondheim, Sesame Street, Hard Rock Cafe, Music Makes Us, and VH-1 Save the Music Foundation. This year’s event in Nashville will mark the 33rd year of formal presentations of the Awards.

The awards will be presented at a 1:00 pm ceremony in the Davidson Ballroom of the Nashville Music City Center as part of the Summer NAMM Show. A VIP luncheon and interview/reception with the honorees will accompany the awards presentation. For tickets, schedule, and sponsorship information, visit musiccouncil.org.

Tin Pan South Donates Proceeds from Show to Bonaparte’s Retreat

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The Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival Presented by Regions Bank donates proceeds from the door of one show each year to a designated charity, and organizers are pleased to name Bonaparte’s Retreat as the beneficiary of this year’s event. Founded in 2004 by Grammy-winning singer songwriter Emmylou Harris, the special show is scheduled to feature several songwriters with ties to the ABC hit series “Nashville.” Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Colin Linden, Brandon Young and special guests are set to perform, and Emmylou will host the show at 6:30pm on Saturday, April 9 at 3rd & Lindsley.

Bonaparte’s Retreat is named for one of Emmylou’s own beloved dogs. “Bonaparte had this really friendly demeanor,” she says. He “loved people, [was] very sociable, loved other animals.” And “once you have the experience of having a dog on the road with you, you don’t realize how lonely you’ve been without one. So he went everywhere with me. He was my constant companion for 10 years.”

When Bonaparte died suddenly in 2002, Emmylou was heartbroken. Her personal loss became the genesis of something remarkable. To honor the memory of her dear companion, Emmylou established Bonaparte’s Retreat in order to rescue shelter dogs and adopt them into forever homes. Today, Bonaparte’s Retreat focuses on rescuing dogs whose time has run out at Metro Nashville Animal Care and Control.

To learn more about the mission of Bonaparte’s Retreat, a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization, or to make a donation, visit bonapartesretreat.org. Admission to the show is by Tin Pan South Fast Access Pass or $20.00 at the door.

The 24th Annual Tin Pan South Songwriter’s Festival runs April 5-9, 2016. Individual tickets will be available at the door of most shows, and prices range from $10-25. The full roster of performers is now available at www.TinPanSouth.com, and patrons are encouraged to visit the site for the most up-to-date schedule.

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