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Blake Shelton to Kick Off Music Fest at the Hall

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The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum welcomes thousands of country music fans to CMA Music Festival, June 9 to 12. All week, the museum will be packed with activities, presented by Comcast, beginning Monday, June 6, at 3 p.m. with a special appearance by superstar Blake Shelton. Hosted by museum editor Michael McCall, Shelton will discuss his career and perform a short acoustic set.

In addition to Shelton’s appearance in support of the new exhibition Blake Shelton: Based on a True Story, supported by SunTrust, the museum will offer autograph signings, performances and special programs all week as well as a last chance to see the exhibition Flyin’ Saucers Rock & Roll: The Cosmic Genius of Sam Phillips, closing June 12.

The museum is once again offering a bundled ticket option with Fan Fair X. Located inside of the Music City Center, Fan Fair X offers artist interactions, celebrity Q&A sessions, autographs, shopping and much more! The ticket, which includes museum admission (good for single day until December 31, 2016) and four-day access to Fan Fair X is $39.95 and can be purchased at the museum’s box office or online.

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Gary Allan Re-signs with Universal Music Group

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Gary Allan has re-signed with Universal Music Group Nashville, the label home for the entirety of his twenty-year career. Known for his smoldering vocals and raucous live performances, the California native released his first album, Used Heart for Sale, in 1996 and since then has released eight additional studio albums selling over 7 million albums total. His most recent album, Set You Free, debuted at No.1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart and features the No. 1 single “Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)” which he co-wrote with Matt Warren and Hillary Lindsey. Additional career accolades for the man Rolling Stone labeled “country’s mainstream maverick” include three Platinum-selling albums, five Gold-selling albums and five No.1 hits at country radio such as “Man To Man,” “Tough Little Boys” and “Nothing On But The Radio.” Praised by The New York Times for “stylistic maturity,” the singer/songwriter has also notched over a dozen Top 10 hits including “Her Man” as well as “Life Ain’t Always Beautiful” and amassed over 270 million total streams.

“Gary is simply one of the most interesting vocalists and stylists that country music has ever known,” says UMG Nashville Chairman & CEO Mike Dungan. “He is truly a unique artist, and we are honored and thrilled to be able to continue to represent him.”

Gary will now be represented by the EMI promotion staff as part of the re-signing. Fans can catch the road-warrior at several shows and festivals this summer including the Taste of Country Festival in Hunter, NY and the Faster Horses Festival in Brooklyn, Mich. For a full list of tour dates, news images and more, visit www.GaryAllan.com

Gary Allan’s Songbooks On Display At Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

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Platinum selling recording artist Gary Allan visited the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to view his songwriting materials on display in the Taylor Swift Education Center. The singer/songwriter is lending one of his favorite 1948 Gibson J200 acoustic guitars, three of his leather-bound songbooks and his favorite John Lennon edition Mont Blanc writing pen to the center, hoping to inspire a new generation of budding songwriters. “I am very honored to have some of my personal things on display in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. This is the place where all the legends are, so this is a big deal to me,” said Allan.

“Some kids may think they need a computer or instruments to get started.  I want kids out there to know that all you really need to write a song is a pen, a piece of paper and a little creativity,” Allan said to the Associated Press. “Songwriting is a great outlet. It can be a wonderful form of creative expression, it can be therapeutic and it’s fun!”

Allan’s songbooks on display contain several of his biggest radio hits including the #1 smash “Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)” co-written by Allan, 2015 CMA Song of the Year Award winner Hillary Lindsey and Matt Warren.  On display, visitors of the Taylor Swift Education Center can see Allan’s handwritten pieces including a co-write with longtime friend and GRAMMY® nominated songwriter Odie Blackmon and Sarah Buxton as well as the framed handwritten lyrics to Allan’s favorite song he has written, “Puttin’ Memories Away.”

“Music education sits at the core of our mission at the Museum. We host hundreds of education programs in our Taylor Swift Education Center each year, and songwriting is at the heart of our flagship program Words & Music,” said Ali Tonn, the Museum’s Director of Education and Public Programming. “We’re thrilled to be able to feature artifacts Gary Allan used to craft so many of his hits and hope that this installation will inspire and encourage young, budding songwriters.”

After viewing the display, Allan posed with his manager and team members of The Country Music Hall Of Fame and Museum.

Pictured from left to right are:
Front Row:  Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Ali Tonn – Director of Education and Public Programs and Carolyn Tate – Senior Vice President of Museum Services.

Back Row:  John Lytle – Lytle Management Group, Gary Allan and Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s CEO Kyle Young.

Lee Brice, Gary Allan and More Added to WE Fest Lineup

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Lee Brice, Billy Currington, Gary Allan and Montgomery Gentry have been added to the superstar lineup for the 34th Annual WE Fest at Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes, MN. These country music chart-toppers join previously announced headliners Eric Church, Kid Rock and Tim McGraw for this year’s festival August 4-6, 2016.

While this is the first time that Brice and Currington will perform at Soo Pass Ranch, this will be the fifth WE Fest appearance for both Allan and Montgomery Gentry.

“We’re very excited about our lineup this year and we’re not finished yet,” remarked Bob Bliss, WE Fest General Manager. “We have more artist announcements coming and we’re working around the clock to make this year’s WE Fest a truly memorable one for all our loyal fans.”

WE Fest 2016 tickets are available now. Prices for 3-day general admission tickets start at $139; reserve tickets start at $140; and VIP tickets start at $700. More information regarding VIP details, along with camping options and pricing is available online only at wefest.com.  To order by phone, call 800-493-3378.

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