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The Country Music Hall of Fame Partners with the American Heart Association Exhibit that Included Sara Evans, Lorrie Morgan and More

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The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is opening a spotlight exhibit, Something in Red, in support of the American Heart Association and Go Red For Women®. The exhibition, which will feature red ensembles from several country stars, including Sara Evans, Naomi Judd and Lorrie Morgan, will open on February 3, 2012 (National Wear Red Day), and run through April 2012.

The red dress is a symbol of the fight against heart disease in women. Several country artists have partnered with the American Heart Association and the museum to raise awareness of this disease, the number one killer of women, by making their own red dresses available for this special exhibit.

Among the dresses featured in Something in Red:

  • Sara Evans’ full-length velvet sheath with feathers, designed by Victor Costa for Nahdree and worn at the 1999 Academy of Country Music Awards
  • Naomi Judd’s leather-like jacket and skirt with bugle beading, rhinestones, and tulle crinoline, designed by Esben and Vanessa Ware and the Judds and worn at the 1987 Country Music Association Awards
  • The JaneDear girls’ Danelle Leverett’s strapless Daisy mini-dress with floral detailing, worn on the cover of the duo’s 2011 self-titled debut album; and the JaneDear girls’ Susie Brown’s shimmering cocktail dress, designed by Ryan Gamboa and worn at the 2011 Academy of Country Music Awards
  • Lorrie Morgan’s full-length Caché gown with pleated bodice and spaghetti straps, worn on the Grand Ole Opry
  • Julie Roberts’ one-shouldered, matte jersey cocktail gown with rhinestone embellishments, made by Caché and worn on the Grand Ole Opry

Spotlight exhibits supplement themes and topics in the museum’s core exhibition, Sing Me Back Home: A Journey Through Country Music. These short-term, informal displays provide a closer look at a particular person, group or aspect of country music, or they spotlight recently donated items or special anniversaries. Rotated often, spotlight exhibits also offer a glimpse into the museum’s unique collection, which includes recorded discs; historical photographs; films and videotapes; posters; books; songbooks; periodicals and sheet music; personal artifacts such as performers’ instruments, costumes and accessories; and more.

Other current spotlight exhibits focus on the Academy of Country Music Awards, Bobby Braddock, Nudie Cohn, Bill Monroe, Rascal Flatts, Reba, Jean Shepard and Porter Wagoner.

For more information about the American Heart Association, Go Red For Women and National Wear Red Day, visit www.goredforwomen.org.

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Favorite Christmas Presents of Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Sara Evans and More!

Christmas Gift

Ever wonder what some of your favorite country music artists get for Christmas?  We have some answers for you!

  • “The greatest gift I’ve ever received is a letter from my dad a few years back. He wrote about all of his memories of my life through my ups and downs. He told me he was proud and loved me through it all. His greatest words were in the last paragraph, ‘Be at peace with yourself, be at peace with everyone around you and, most important, be at peace with God.'” — Big & Rich’s Big Kenny
  • “My favorite Christmas gift is definitely my first Honda 50 motorcycle that I got back in 1984. It was just an amazing gift to have under the tree, and I never will forget seeing that.” — Luke Bryan
  • “Every Christmas my hometown radio station would always play ‘Christmas In Dixie’ by Alabama. I always remember lovin’ that song.” — Kenny Chesney
  • “My favorite Christmas songs are all of the old hymns and religious songs because the lyrics are very sacred.” — Sara Evans
  • “My favorite Christmas food is mom’s homemade brownies. My brothers and I called them ‘reindeer terds.'” — Gloriana’s Mike Gossin
  • “We put on the classic Christmas songs by Gene Autry, Nat King Cole and Bing Crosby. We love those.” — Alan Jackson
  • “My favorite Christmas present as a kid was a ukulele from my parents, and I loved to carry it with me everywhere!” — the JaneDear girls’ Danelle Leverett
  • “My favorite Christmas gift was probably my very first guitar from my Grandpa about 15 years ago. And more recently, I got a red Gibson about 5 or 6 years ago. That red one we use onstage was given to me by my Dad for Christmas years ago.” — Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood
  • “I really enjoyed the go-cart my mom and dad got me and my brother when we were probably 6 or 7 years old.  We had more fun on that thing, for just hours and hours on end.  It was good times.  Just hanging with him was good.”– Billy Currington
  • “When I was in the third grade, I wanted a puppy real bad.  I wanted a miniature dachshund.  My parents told me they couldn’t, so I asked for a dirt bike instead.  Christmas morning, I heard all this yipping and whining…They had gotten me the puppy I wanted.” – Brantley Gilbert
  • “I can remember when I was about 6 or 7, I got a Hutch football outfit.  You got the helmet, the shoulder pads, the little jersey, and the pants.  Randomly, it was the New York Jets…I grew up in Southeast Missouri, so the Jets must have been the only one my parents could afford or get in the JCPenny catalog!  I can remember just freaking out.  I was a huge sports fan even then.  I can remember being way too big to even where the stuff and still trying to put it on.  Back then the Jets were horrible, and that was probably the most uncool jersey to wear but I didn’t care.  I would have probably tackled you if you made fun of me.”  – David Nail

You can read more of your favorite artists favorite presents in the newest issue of Country Weekly.

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Stars Share Christmas Memories

Merry Christmas

As we approach Christmas, we thought we’d share some special Christmas memories with some of your favorite stars. The guys and gals from the JaneDear Girls, Gloriana, Frankie Ballard, and Big Kenny received some very special Christmas presents when they were kids.

Susie Brown

JaneDear Girls

My parents gave me a ukulele when I was four years old and I loved to carry it with me EVERYWHERE I went!” says Danelle.

Ever since I was a little girl I’ve been obsessed with horses. I used to read books about horses, watch movies with horses, cut out advertisements of horses for sale in the newspaper and show them to my parents so they knew exactly what kind of horse I wanted. My oldest sister had a bunch of horses, and when I was about 13 she bought a little white Arabian mare named Misty. We had a pasture at our house so I could ride her if my sister was there with her saddle,” Susie remembers. “A few months later on Christmas morning I went out to the living room and saw an English riding saddle, hat, and riding pants. I was so excited I put on all my new riding clothes and saddled up our organ bench just so I could sit on it.”

Gloriana

My favorite Christmas present as a kid was He-Man action figures,” says Michael.

So typical, but I got an Easy Bake Oven as a little girl and I loved it! I wonder if I still have it?”says Rachel.

Frankie Ballard

Back when I played hockey there was a hockey jacket you would get, a red corduroy jacket, all the kids would get it and put patches on it when they got a hat trick or won a championship. I remember finally getting one and freaking out

Brett Eldredge

A few years ago my mom asked my brother and I for a new robe for Christmas. Being the jokesters that we are, we got the idea to get a really old gross robe and smeared brown shoe polish on it to make it look gross because we wanted to see how she would react. She opened it and tried to act like she liked it but I couldn’t keep from laughing my butt off! I was laughing so hard I was crying! Eventually she figured out it was a prank and we went to the other room and brought her a brand new soft, clean robe! I kept the robe for Halloween and dressed up like ‘Cousin Eddy’ from Christmas Vacation!

Big Kenny

The greatest gift I’ve ever received is a letter from my Dad a few years back. He spoke of all of his memories of my life through my ups and downs. He told me he was proud and loved me through it all and his greatest words come in the last paragraph, ‘…be at Peace with yourself, be at Peace with everyone around you and most important be at Peace with God.’ “

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the JaneDear girls perform on “Hart of Dixie” on Nov. 28

Lights, Camera, Action! Highly-Stylized duo, the JaneDear girls will make their television series debut in an episode of The CW’s show, “Hart of Dixie” performing their up-tempo song, “Shotgun Girl.” The episode, “The Pirate & The Practice” will air on Monday, November 28 at 9:00 PM ET and will feature a performance from the JaneDear girls during the town’s annual “Planksgiving Fish Fry” celebration in the town square.

“Performing “Shotgun Girl” on the Hart of Dixie was a once in a lifetime opportunity that I’ll never forget! It’s not every day we get to play in a town square full of crazy dancing pirates! Wow!” said Danelle. “The entire cast and crew were incredible to work with and Rachel Bilson was so sweet and even more beautiful in real life!”

“We had such a blast playing with our band and meeting all the actors and actresses! Everyone was so nice and so inviting and we were so blessed to have the opportunity!” said Susie.

For more information on the JaneDear girls, please visit www.theJaneDeargirls.com

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