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Hank Williams Jr. Honored at CMA Fest

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Before Hank Williams Jr. had the rowdy CMA Fest crowd at Nissan Stadium singing in unison to “Family Tradition,” the country icon was presented with a Gold RIAA plaque for more than 500,000 sales of the single as well as a Platinum RIAA plaque for more than 1,000,000 sales of “A Country Boy Can Survive.”

Hank Jr., who recently released his 37th studio album It’s About Time, also performed his latest latest single, “The Party’s On” and “Are You Ready for the Country” with Eric Church. Bocephus also brought Justin Moore and Chris Janson on stage to perform “Born to Boogie.”

Hank Jr.’s 2016 shows have all been SOLD OUT and he continues to add additional dates (see tour schedule below). This summer Hank Jr. will co-headline a special limited summer tour with Chris Stapleton when the two music renegades visit 8 cities with dates lined up in Houston, Austin, West Palm Beach, Detroit (Clarkston), Cleveland, Indianapolis and Cincinnati.

Fans can keep up with Hank Jr. by visiting hankjr.com.

HANK WILLIAMS JR. ON TOUR:
*denotes stops with Chris Stapleton

June 17 – The Corn Crib – Normal, Ill.
June 18 – Black Diamond Harley Davidson – Marion, Ill.
July 14 – Mystic Lake Casino & Hotel – Prior Lake, Minn.
July 16 – Harrah’s Hotel & Casino – Council Bluffs, Iowa
July 17 – Madison Co. Fairgrounds – Madison, Neb.
Aug 05 – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre – Tampa, Fla.*
Aug 06 – Coral Sky Amphitheater – West Palm Beach, Fla.*
Aug 12 – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, Texas* (SOLD OUT)
Aug 13 – Austin360 Amphitheater – Austin, Texas* (SOLD OUT)
Aug 16 – Rockingham Co. Fair – Harrisonburg, Va.
Aug 19 – Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio*
Aug 20 – DTE Energy Music Theatre – Clarkston, Mich.* (SOLD OUT)
Aug 26 – Klipsch Music Center – Noblesville, Ind.*
Aug 27 – Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, Ohio* (SOLD OUT)
Sep 03 – Legend Valley – Thornville, Ohio
Sep 16 – Charter Amphitheater – Simpsonville, S.C.
Sep 17 – Brimstone Recreation – Huntsville, Tenn.
Sep 24 – Laughlin Events Center – Laughlin, Nev.
Sep 25 – Ava Amphitheater – Tucson, Ariz.

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CMA Fest Day 2 Wrap Up!

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The CMA Music Festival is in full swing and day two was a scorcher. Temps easily reached the low to mid 90’s. Add that to the hundreds of thousands of sweaty bodies, the lack of shade along with the abundance of blacktop, and you’ve got a whole lotta sweaty, gross, stinky bodies willing to brave it all for a glimpse of their favorite star and some great music.

We got a late start yesterday, thanks to the heat, but still managed to take in a few shows. Riverfront rocked with performances from Chase Bryant and Thompson Square. If you’ve never seen Chase Bryant, you’re missing out, especially if you’re a guitar enthusiast because he can really tear into on. Thompson Square is adorable as ever, and their quirky style made them even more fun to watch.

Afterwards, we head over the Chevy Cruz stage to catch RaeLynn and Chuck Wicks before heading over to the HGTV Lodge to see Charles Kelley perform solo for fans. RaeLynn is adorable, and we can’t wait to see what music she’ll come up with next. Chuck Wicks, fresh from the Iron Man, has a great relationship with the crowd, looking at fans and getting personal with all those in eyesight.

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The nightly concerts at Nissan Stadium were a showcase of unique talent. Frankie Ballard ripped through the National Anthem via electric guitar solo before iconic Clint Black took the stage to perform hits and new music. Chris Stapleton proved why he’s Male Vocalist of the year, and rightly so. His low-key set had the crowd on their feet singing along to every word. Sam Hunt gave a show that I’m certain was fueled by an energy drink. He belted out hits like “House Party” and “Leave the Night On” while running around the massive stage and getting personal with the fans in the front. Eric Church, always a favorite, performed a much more understated set than years past, that was much too brief. Before bringing out legend Hank Williams Jr., Chris Janson got the crowd ready to party with “Buy Me a Boat” and Justin Moore performing “You Look Like I Need a Drink.” Hank partied hard and brought Chris Janson back out, showing the younger fans who Bocephus really is.Carrie Underwood closed out the show with a rocking set that included “Smoke Break,” “Church Bells” and more!

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Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, Sam Hunt & MORE Added to CMA Fest Line-Up

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CMA Fest 2016 just got bigger with the announcement of Friday night’s stadium shows! Chris Stapleton, Sam Hunt, Eric Church, Hank Williams Jr. and Carrie Underwood will entertain the crowd downtown Nashville!

Since the event began as Fan Fair® in 1972 it has centered on Country Music fans and their unique connection to the artists they admire. To honor that tradition fans will be the first to have access to the lineups through the CMA Music Festival app. This year’s app is now available in the App store for iPhone and Android and includes features that allow fans to create individual concert schedules and be the first to know which of their favorite stars will be appearing on the Nissan Stadium stage.

Funds generated through CMA Music Festival ticket sales benefit music education. Since 2006, CMA and the CMA Foundation have donated more than $13.6 million to support sustainable music education initiatives across the country on behalf of the artists who participate in the event for free.

Fans that were not able to purchase tickets to the Nightly Concerts are still able to enjoy non-stop music, fan engagement, and artist experiences across the Festival through numerous FREE stages and events across town and by experiencing Fan Fair X in the Music City Center.

Tickets to Fan Fair X are available now at CMAfest.com (Fan Fair X admission is included in four-day CMA Music Festival tickets). Fan Fair X tickets are $10 per day or $25 for a four-day pass.

For the second year, fans will be able to purchase a four-day pass to the Fan Fair X that includes a general admission ticket to the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum that is good for use any day in 2016. The package deal is on sale now through Friday, June 10 and costs $39.95. The combination Fan Fair X/Country Music Hall of Fame tickets are available via the Country Music Hall of Fame website, http://countrymusichalloffame.org, and will also be sold at their box office the week of CMA Music Festival.

For upcoming announcements and all other info stay connected with CMA on CMAfest.com. Fans can also download the 2016 CMA Music Festival mobile app for iPhone or Android to view the latest artist lineups and to plan their festival experience.

Toby Keith, Hank Williams Jr., Alison Krauss, Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles, Lee Ann Womack & Jack Ingram Added to Kris Kristofferson Concert

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Music stars Toby Keith, Hank Williams Jr., Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles, Lee Ann Womack and Jack Ingram have been added to the all-star lineup at The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson on Wednesday, March 16, at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. The all-star concert event taping pays tribute to the legendary singer-songwriter and actor.

The new additions to the lineup join previously announced performing artists Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Ryan Bingham, Rosanne Cash, Eric Church, Emmylou Harris, Jamey Johnson, Willie Nelson, Darius Rucker, Trisha Yearwood and Kris Kristofferson. Kristofferson will perform with select music stars throughout the night creating extraordinary musical moments. Additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks.

A new block of tickets in all price ranges, starting at $75, are on sale at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000, at all Ticketmaster locations and at the Bridgestone Arena box office. Citi is the official credit card of The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson.

Kristofferson, a Country Music Hall of Fame member, is considered a true poet who helped modernize the genre with songs such as “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down,” “Help Me Make It Through the Night,” “Me and Bobby McGee” and “Lovin’ Her Was Easier.” These are the songs of heartbreak and despair, of love and loss, of yearning and hope. These are the songs so honest that we adopted them as our own. They are the songs of a life led unlike any other: An All-American athlete, Golden Gloves boxer, Army Ranger, helicopter pilot, singer-songwriter, social activist, humanitarian and movie star.

Keith Wortman is creator and executive producer of the show. Grammy Award-winner Don Was will serve as music director and will lead an all-star band backing the performers at this incomparable concert event taping. The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson will be filmed and recorded for multi-platform distribution throughout traditional media (worldwide broadcast, music and digital).

“Kris and his songs mean everything to music artists and fans alike. They have inspired us to remain true to ourselves in every possible way. The addition of these incredible artists to this lineup is a testament to that,” Wortman said. “This is an experience everyone will want to be a part of.”

FOR ALL SHOW DETAILS AND THE OFFICIAL CONCERT EVENT WEBSITE, PLEASE VISIT:
songsofkristofferson.com
#songsofkristofferson

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