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Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Hunter Hayes & MORE on Front & Center

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The critically-acclaimed concert series “Front and Center” and the Country Music Association have teamed up to present four all-new CMA Songwriters Series episodes set to air as part of “Front and Center’s” Spring season on public television (check local listings).

The shows will feature performances from some of the hottest names in Country Music including Brandy Clark, Bob DiPiero, Sara Evans, Hunter Hayes, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, and Charlie Worsham, who have collectively sold more than 20 million albums, won 12 CMA Awards, had 11 No.1 albums, and charted more than 30 No. 1 singles.

Along with a virtual who’s who of songwriters, the shows will be filmed from Marathon Music Works in Nashville on Dec. 1 and 2 (two each day).

Last season “Front and Center” announced its partnership with CMA and taped two shows: one program featured Lady Antebellum and the second was a special 10th Anniversary Celebration of the CMA Songwriters Series with Dierks Bentley. The episodes premiered last month as part of “The 48th Annual CMA Awards” celebration and will continue to air through the end of the year.

“CMA is extremely proud of our songwriters and their many contributions to the success of Country Music,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “And we are thrilled to partner with ‘Front and Center’ again to shine a national spotlight on this important segment of our industry. It’s great knowing that we have a partner who truly appreciates the talent of Nashville’s creative community.”

“The reaction that we received as a result of our partnership with the CMA, and subsequently from the shows that we aired with Lady Antebellum and Dierks Bentley, was overwhelming,” said “Front and Center” Executive Producer Don Maggi. “The acceptance that ’Front and Center’ has received from the Nashville music community, and its fans, left no question that we should do even more for the forthcoming Spring season. Four NEW CMA Songwriters Series shows, with some of the best that Country Music has to offer – a clear victory for the fans that will get to see these artists in a one-of-a-kind setting.”

Evans and McBride will take the stage on Monday, Dec. 1st (6:30 PM/CT), followed by a performance by Hayes (9:30 PM/CT).

Little Big Town will open the performances on Tuesday, Dec. 2nd (6:30 PM/CT), followed by DiPiero and Friends: Clark, McAnally, and Worsham (9:30 PM/CT).

CMA Award winners Evans and McBride will join musical forces for a CMA Songwriters Series “Ladies Night Out.”

The final taping on Tuesday will be Bob DiPiero and Friends. DiPiero was instrumental in the creation of the CMA Songwriters Series back in 2005. A member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, he has notched 15 No. 1 hits including “Little Rock” (recorded by Reba), “Blue Clear Sky” (recorded by George Strait), and “Southern Voice” (recorded by Tim McGraw). He will be joined by 2014 CMA Song of the Year winners, Clark and Shane McAnally as well as Warner Music Nashville recording artist Worsham.

For videos, photos and more from the CMA Songwriters Series please visit CMAsongwritersseries.com.

Hunter Hayes Cancels Tonight’s Concert

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Tonight’s Hunter Hayes concert in St. Louis has been cancelled, but he promises to return in 2015. The cancellation comes after Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon’s decision to declare a state of emergency. The area has been in a state of unrest and sometimes violent chaos since police fatally shot an unarmed young man months ago.

Blake, Dolly, Miranda & MORE Nominated for People’s Choice Awards

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Country Music is making a splash at The People’s Choice Awards this year.  Blake Shelton made the all-genre cut!  See who else made the list below.

Favorite Male Artist

Blake Shelton

Ed Sheeran

John Legend

Pharrell Williams

Sam Smith

Favorite Male Country Artist

Blake Shelton

Brad Paisley

Hunter Hayes

Luke Bryan

Tim McGraw

Favorite Female Country Artist

Carrie Underwood

Dolly Parton

Faith Hill

Lucy Hale

Miranda Lambert

Favorite Country Group

The Band Perry

Florida Georgia Line

Lady Antebellum

Rascal Flatts

Zac Brown Band

People’s Choice Awards will air live from the Nokia Theater L.A. Live on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on CBS. Cast your vote here.

The GRAMMY’s and Country Christmas Want to Add Some Country Cheer to Your Holidays

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The GRAMMY® Charity Country Christmas Online Auction want to add some country cheer to your holiday season!

Make the season bright by bidding on autographed items and experiences from country music’s biggest stars! The auction launched last night after the CMA Awards, and will continue until Nov. 15 at www.ebay.com/grammy. Presented in partnership with Kompolt, all proceeds raised through this special auction will benefit programs and services of MusiCares®, the GRAMMY Foundation® and the CMA Foundation.

Featured items include:

  • Official CMA Awards merchandise autographed live backstage during the 48th Annual CMA Awards rehearsals and telecast by celebrity performers. CMA Awards show items launch on Nov. 6 at noon PST!
  • Autographed guitars from country superstars: Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Jake Owen, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, and more!
  • Country music memorabilia autographed by Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Hunter Hayes, Willie Nelson, Brad Paisley, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, and many more!
  • A VIP experience to attend the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute honoring Bob Dylan on Feb. 6, 2015, and passes to watch private rehearsals.
  • A 57th GRAMMY Awards® platinum ticket package for two, including platinum-level seating at the awards telecast on Feb. 8, 2015, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, passes to the official GRAMMY

MusiCares ensures that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and personal need by providing programs and services including emergency financial assistance, educational workshops, flu shots, hearing tests, and medical/dental screenings. The MusiCares MAP Fund® allows access to addiction recovery treatment and sober living resources for members of the music community. Safe Harbor Rooms, weekly addiction support groups and the MusiCares Sober Touring Network provide ongoing recovery support. For more information, please visit www.musicares.org.   Make sure to visit www.ebay.com/grammy to check out all of the items up for bid!

Hunter Hayes Kicks Off CMA Week with Free Concert, Salute to Military

Photo Credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images

Photo Credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images

Thousands of fans turned out to help Hunter Hayes kick off CMA Awards week with a surprise-packed free street party in downtown Nashville that included a special salute to a special soldier.

Photo Credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images

Photo Credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images

Hayes helped Country Music Association CEO Sarah Trahern give four tickets to Wednesday’s “The 48th Annual CMA Awards” to Sergeant First Class Tyler Arnold and pay tribute to several Fort Campbell servicemen and women in attendance as part of the USO’s “Every Moment Counts” campaign on Monday, Nov. 3. Hayes has partnered with the USO to create special #USOmoments for troops and their families at each of the award-winning singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist’s Tattoo (Your Name) Tour stops.

“We’ve been fortunate to play a few shows specifically for our servicemen and women, exclusively for them, and it’s a great honor,” Hayes said before playing “Love Too Much” from his current album, Storyline. “Every night in the show we dedicate this song to all of our men and women serving all over the world … as well as their families. They miss so many beautiful moments with their families so they can go serve, so we can get together and do things like this.”

Arnold, of Norfolk, Va., has been deployed overseas six times during his military career, including stints in Iraq and Afghanistan. The USO honored him for his service and sacrifice and the strength he showed missing “moments” with his wife and two daughters during his deployment.

A series of guests joined Hayes on stage during the hit-filled show, including Kellie Pickler, Kristian Bush of Sugarland, Charlie Worsham and Tattoo (Your Name) Tour mates Dan + Shay and The Railers. Fans filled the courtyard of the Bridgestone Arena for the outdoor show and spilled into the streets, often singing along with Hayes.

Hayes also appeared on ABC’s “Countdown to the CMA Awards: 15 Songs That Changed Country Music with Robin Roberts” on his eventful Monday night. He paid tribute to Johnny Cash, performing the iconic “Folsom Prison Blues,” and his busy week continues Wednesday, Nov. 5 when Hayes performs on “The 48th Annual CMA Awards.”

Future dates for the Tattoo (Your Name) Tour (*denotes special “Wild Card” show):

Nov. 13, 2014 BMO Harris Bradley Center | Milwaukee, Wisc.
Nov. 14, 2014 iWireless Center | Moline, Ill.
Nov. 15, 2014 Sprint Center | Kansas City, Mo.
Nov. 20, 2014 Chaifetz Arena | St. Louis, Mo.
Nov. 21, 2014 Sears Centre Arena | Chicago, Ill.
Nov. 22, 2014 The Palace of Auburn Hills | Detroit, Mich.
Nov. 29, 2014 Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie | Dallas, Texas*
Dec. 4, 2014 Lakefront Arena | New Orleans, La.
Dec. 5, 2014 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena | Jacksonville, Fla.
Dec. 6, 2014 Arena at Gwinnett Center | Atlanta, Ga.
Dec. 11, 2014 Wolstein Center | Cleveland, Ohio
Dec. 12, 2014 Rogers K-Rock Centre | Kingston, ONT Canada
Dec. 13, 2014 Budweiser Gardens | London, ONT Canada

To purchase tickets for Hunter Hayes’ Tattoo (Your Name) Tour, visit www.hunterhayes.com.

Hayes launched his 17-city headlining Tattoo (Your Name) Tour in New York City on October 28th. For more information, visit www.hunterhayes.com

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