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Bob Kingsley Honored at Grand Ole Opry with Big Surprise Guests

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Country Radio Hall of Famer Bob Kingsley was honored last night (2/17) for his 40 years in national radio syndication as part of American Country Countdown (1974-2006) and as host and owner of Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40 (2006-present), distributed by WestwoodOne. The surprise event, benefiting the Opry Trust Fund, included performances, appearances and taped messages by a mix of industry legends, today’s hit-makers and Nashville’s most influential singer-songwriters. A 50-year veteran of the radio and music industries, Kingsley walked into the Grand Ole Opry House believing he was there to pay tribute to the Grand Ole Opry’s 89th birthday, when in reality, the evening was all conceived to honor him.

“I could not have been more surprised,” said a visibly moved Kingsley, “and I could not feel more honored. I have made a career of country music radio because I love it, and to have my friends in the business, from artists and songwriters to industry executives, tell me my work has made a difference–well it means the world to me. And to have the people I work with day in and day out here to celebrate with me makes it all the more special.”

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Nearly 50 artists participated in the evening including 25-plus taped video messages along with in person appearances or performances by Rhett Akins and Thomas Rhett, Alabama, Lynn Anderson, Garth Brooks, Eli Young Band, Radney Foster, Janie Fricke, Jack Ingram, Jewel, Kathy Mattea, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Will Robinson, Tom Schuyler, Red Steagall, Jeffrey Steele, Tanya Tucker, Steve Wariner, Lee Ann Womack, Wynonna, Trisha Yearwood and Chris Young. Many of the artists who paid tribute commented not only on their professional relationships with Bob but also on their personal friendships. Bob’s dedication and commitment to bringing their music to the fans, while offering insights into their creative processes and personal lives, have made him the most listened-to voice in country radio history.

“What a pleasure to host so many friends on the Opry House stage tonight as we all came together to celebrate one of country radio’s most beloved voices, leaders, and gentlemen,” said Pete Fisher, Grand Ole Opry vice president and general manager. “All of us at the Opry are particularly honored that, just as Bob has made a point to do throughout his career, tonight’s event also gave back to a worthy cause, the Opry Trust Fund. For nearly 50 years the Trust Fund has assisted members of the country music community in need, and I can’t think of a better way to honor Bob’s contributions to the country community than to continue that legacy of helping others in his name.”

2014 marks 40 years since Bob Kingsley first became involved in counting down America’s biggest country hits every weekend. Bob was named American Country Countdown’s producer in 1974, and took over as host four years later. His long and successful run as host set the stage for modern-day syndication, and with the formation of KCCS Productions, he and his wife and partner Nan Kingsley established a highly successful business approach where they distributed and retained ownership of the content created for the show. Bob’s career entered new territory in 2006 with the launch of Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40, a show KCCS solely owned and distributed, partnering with Dial Global, now WestwoodOne, for national ad sales. Bob’s wins as the CMA’s National Broadcast Personality of the Year awards in 2001 and 2003 and his 2006 Academy of Country Music Award for On-Air Personality-National showed his impressive staying power, bookending 40 years of industry honors that began with 1966 and 1967 trophies as the ACM’s Radio Personality of the Year, during his tenure on-air at KGBS in Los Angeles. Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40 can be heard currently on more than 350 radio stations around the world.

A proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Bob has a passion for military-related and other charitable causes. Using his national platform to give back, Bob has been an ardent supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project, and he hosts the annual National Cutting Horse Celebrity Cutting to benefit a variety of causes.

*Photos Courtesy of Chris Hollo for the Grand Ole Opry

6th Annual Golf & Guitars Music Festival to Include Big Country Music Names

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The Haggin Oaks Golf Complex is thrilled to be partnering with KNCI 105.1 FM and hosting the 6th Annual Golf & Guitars Music Festival and Children’s Charity Concert on May 20 and May 21. That’s right! In 2013, they are bringing the general public two nights of music!

Golf and Guitars is a celebrity pro-am golf tournament and concert featuring nationally recognized & major label country music artists that raises money for two key children’s charities in Sacramento. Each golfer in the tournament gets to play with one of the celebrities and then gets a seat next to the stage where these artists put on a tremendous concert underneath the beautiful golf course sky. And for the first time ever, they are featuring different performers on each night of our concert series! The hottest acts in country music and the up-and-coming artists you’ll soon see topping the charts are all donating their time to help raise funds for two local children’s charities during the 2013 Golf and Guitars KNCI Music Festival.

Thomas Rhett, Chris Cagel, Joanna Smith, Brett Eldredge, Jerrod Niemann, Maggie Rose, Jason Michael Carroll, Kristen Kelly, Dustin Lynch, Montgomery Gentry, Joe Nichols, Jack Ingram, Joey and Rory, Chuck Wicks, Canaan Smith and Love & Theft!

Visit www.golfandguitars.com for more details and to sign up today!

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Jack Ingram Sets the Record Straight in Super Bowl Ad

Jack Ingram has set the record straight about what it means to be a true Texan in the H-E-B Super Bowl ad. Basically, it’s not all belt-buckles and boots. Take a look.

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Cowboy Fanfest Line-up Announced

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Love rodeo AND country music? You’re in luck! The Academy of Country Music is bringing 10 great artists to Cowboy FanFest at this year’s National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.

Doors open at Cowboy Fanfest at 10:00am PT and the ACM sponsored performances take place at 1:30pm and 4:00pm PT each day.

The ACM Concert Stage line-up includes:
• Thursday, Dec, 6, 2012 – Tracy Lawrence
• Friday, Dec 7, 2012 – David Nail
• Saturday, Dec 8, 2012 – Aaron Watson
• Sunday, Dec 9, 2012 – Chris Janson
• Monday, Dec 10, 2012 – Ryan Beaver
• Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012 – Chris Young
• Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012 – Sarah Darling
• Thursday, Dec 13, 2012 – Bucky Covington
• Friday, Dec 14, 2012 – Jack Ingram
• Saturday, Dec 15, 2012 – Brett Eldredge

Cowboy FanFest is 10,000 square feet featuring the best of the Western lifestyle with lots of live music and entertainment as well as rodeo themed food and beverages and performances you won’t want to miss.

Click here for more information.

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Jack Ingram Joins Forces with Matthew McConaughey to Empower Children

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Jack Ingram is joining together with actor Matthew McConaughey and The University of Texas Head Football Coach Mack Brown for a special two-day event to benefit various charitable organizations that will positively impact the lives of kids by supporting programs dedicated to empowering children across the nation. Together, they will debut the inaugural Mack, Jack & McConaughey (MJ&M) event, a nationwide philanthropic effort to make a difference in the lives of underserved children.

“We wanted to create a true, lasting impact and that inspired us to come together,” said Jack Ingram.

MJ&M will be the joint fundraising effort by Sally & Mack Brown, Amy & Jack Ingram, and Camila & Matthew McConaughey each year.

“We are thrilled to be joined by our dear friends in this effort to empower today’s youth and provide them with a promising future,” said Sally and Mack Brown.

By uniting forces, MJ&M will maximize its founders’ impact on programs dedicated to empowering children across the nation. The proceeds will benefit charitable organizations supported by Sally & Mack Brown, Amy & Jack Ingram, and Camila & Matthew McConaughey’s just keep livin foundation.

“Our commitment to children’s charities and our passion to empower kids is why we joined together to create this important effort,” said all three principals in a joint statement. “This is a great opportunity for everyone in Texas to make a big impact across
the entire country.”

On April 11-12, 2013, MJ&M will kick off with an inaugural two-day celebration that will include celebrity-filled, one-of-a kind events across Austin, Texas. Additional details will be announced.

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