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Gary Allan & Scotty McCreery Help Raise Big Bucks for “Stars for Wishes”

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Make-A-Wish® Middle Tennessee raised some $250,000 tonight at its third annual “Stars For Wishes” event at Gaylord Opryland Hotel. Hosted by TV personality Melissa Rycroft, the evening was filled with heartfelt performances by Gary Allan, “Stars For Wishes” founder Jonathan Cain (Journey), Scotty McCreery and Street Corner Symphony.

“We’re incredibly grateful for all of the support and donations that have helped us surpass our ‘Stars For Wishes’ goals year,” said President and CEO, Beth Torres. “Thank you for a beautiful evening and for allowing us to continue to fulfill our mission of granting wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.”

Over 600 guests began their evening with a Make-A-Wish silent auction including hundreds of items donated by individuals and local organizations. Guests then enjoyed a four-course meal created by renowned local chefs, Hal Holden-Bache of Lockeland Table, Tandy Wilson of City House and Tyler Brown of the Capitol Grille.

Photo Credit - Getty Images for Make A Wish

Photo Credit – Getty Images for Make A Wish

The highlight of the evening involved 12 year-old Wish Kid Jessica as she invited fellow Wish Kid, Makaylan and her family onstage. The crowd erupted as six year-old Makaylan, who has been diagnosed with a Wilms tumor, learned her wish has been granted: she’ll soon take a trip to Disney World with her family.

After dinner, the attendees were treated to a live auction and additional musical performances. Jonathan Cain closed out the evening by presenting a check to Make-A-Wish® Middle Tennessee from the funds he was able to raise on tour with Journey in 2014. Overall, the event raised more than $250,000 thanks to the generous supporters and sponsors, including a $30,000 matching donation from local businessman, Jeff Lynch at Pita Pit.

The Late Party, hosted by the Young Leaders Board of Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee was also held at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel following the event.

Gary Allan Celebrates Birthday with a Sold Out Show in New Mexico

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On Friday, Dec 5th, MCA Nashville recording artist Gary Allan celebrated his birthday with fans and his longtime friends and band-mates on tour in Mescalero, New Mexico. Prior to the sold out show, the team from the resort surprised Allan with a birthday cake backstage.  Allan performed a rowdy show including number one hits “Watching Airplanes,” “Right Where I Need To Be,” as well as his most recent chart topper “Every Storm Runs Out Of Rain,”  from his current album SET YOU FREE.

Allan is currently in the studio working on his forthcoming studio album, to be released in 2015.

Pictured from Left to Right: Guy Lutman Production Manager, Taryn Yuzos Marketing Admin Assistant, Sarah Kazhe-Kirgan Director of Marketing, Gary Allan, Elmarla Littlespottedhorse Advertising Manager, Daisy Tisslothtos Promotions and Entertainment Manager, Margeret Rocha Lead Usher, and Kristen Tisslothtos Advertising Assistant.

Gary Allan Sells Out String of Shows in Australia

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Last night, Gary Allan performed to a sold out crowd at Enmore Theatre in Sydney, Australia. It was the first of a string of sold out shows he will perform while visiting the country, including a stop Friday night at The CMC Rocks North Queensland Festival in Townsville, the Brisbane Convention Center in Brisbane, the Palais Theatre in Melbourne and the Deni Ute Muster festival in Denilquin. Joining Allan on the sold out Australian shows are the Mavericks and Blackjack Billy. “We have a strong fan base in Australia and they always make our time here quite enjoyable. It has been six years since our last tour, so I am psyched to be back. I enjoy the country, the wine, the surfing and of course, the amazing fans. They never fail to make me feel welcome, so I plan to keep coming back!” said Allan.

Always moving forward, Allan is already in the studio recording new material for his next album, scheduled for release early next year.

Eli Young Band Annouce Annual House Party Line Up

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Yesterday morning, Eli Young Band confirmed the second Annual House Party line up.  The band will return once again to Dallas and is expanding the Party with a second show in Houston. Tickets went on sale this morning, Friday August 29th for both the November 8th date at Globe Life Park in Arlington and the November 15th date at Minute Maid Park in Houston. Last year’s inaugural House Party in Arlington, was a huge success with over 18,000 fans in attendance.  The band looks forward to an even larger turn out this year with eight touring powerhouses joining them for two shows.

The November 8th House Party in Arlington will feature country superstar Gary Allan who’s been named “country’s mainstream Maverick” by Rolling Stone.  Two-time Grammy nominee and country hit-maker Pat Green has sold over a million albums and has been dubbed “the Springsteen of the Southwest” in People Magazine and USA Today.  Kicking off the night of music will be Texas and Oklahoma female duo Maddie & Tae, the up-and-coming country sensations whose Dot Records’ debut single “Girl In a Country Song” has exploded nationwide with nearly 6 million views on YouTube alone since release late last month.

The November 15th House Party at Minute Maid Park in Houston will feature Atlantic Records Josh Abbott Band, who has topped the Texas chart with six #1 hits and a trio of Top Tens.  Valory Music Co.’s Thomas Rhett, has scored back-to-back #1 hits with the Platinum-certified “It Goes Like This” and Gold-certified “Get Me Some of That” in addition to co-writing the smash chart-topper “Round Here.” Opening the show will be Cody Johnson, many Texans met his honest style through hit singles on the Texas chart including: “Nobody to Blame,” “Texas Kind of Way” and his #1 smash “Pray for Rain.”

From start to finish the band has chosen concert venues that lay out a fan friendly experience; from easy parking, to short bar lines and a strong lineup of national acts, each of the two shows is and an incredible value with tickets starting at just $25.

Tickets for each of the two shows start at $25 and will go on sale tomorrow, Friday, August 29th.  Fans are encouraged to buy tickets now at the discounted rate of $25 before the price increase on September 15th.  For the November 8th Arlington show, tickets will be available at  For the November 15th Houston show, tickets will be available at

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