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Kellie Pickler, Thomas Rhett and More Play the Checkers Challenge for the USO

Photo Source: Rick Diamond, Getty Images

Photo Source: Rick Diamond, Getty Images

Two of country music’s stars – Kellie Pickler and Thomas Rhett – teamed up with 12 of their colleagues who became real-life checker pieces today at the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Country Checkers Challenge™ during the 2015 Academy of Country Music® (ACM) Party for a Cause® Festival at Globe Life Park in Arlington, TX.

“We’ve always been supporters of country music and seen it as a natural extension of who we are as a brand…time spent on the front porch with family and friends,” said Chris Ciavarra, Cracker Barrel’s senior vice president of marketing. “For years, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has celebrated the spirit of music through our partnerships with the Grand Ole Opry and through our exclusive music program.”

Through a Cracker Barrel $35,000 donation to benefit ACM Lifting Lives®, $25,000 was donated to USO, the winning team, and $10,000 to DAV. The event was held leading up to the 50th Annual ACM Awards, airing LIVE this Sunday, April 19, at 8 p.m. ET on the CBS Television Network.

“This event was not about us, it was about our servicemen and servicewomen and our veterans. It’s not just their sacrifices, but the sacrifices their families make, too, every day,” said winning team captain Kellie Pickler. “A fun event like this reminds us that there are so many things to be thankful for. I’m grateful for companies like Cracker Barrel, the ACM, and Lifting Lives for shining a light on the USO and DAV.”

“The Country Checkers Challenge partnership provided us with a great opportunity to recognize two military organizations – the USO and DAV to help them continue the great work they do in support of active and retired military servicemen and women,” Ciavarra said.

Playing on a giant outdoor checkerboard, Pickler and Rhett captained teams of country music artists who were the “checker pieces” in a live game viewed by thousands of fans. The artists participating in the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Country Checkers Challenge included: Team Rhett – Rhett Akins, Dan + Shay (Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney), Danielle Bradbery, Scotty McCreery, and Cassadee Pope; and Team Pickler: Lauren Alaina, Chase Bryant, Kristian Bush, Love & Theft (Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson) and Jamie Lynn Spears. SiriusXM Satellite Radio “The Highway” personality Storme Warren served as host.

“We are proud to partner with Cracker Barrel and thrilled to have won the checkers game,” said Christy Hartsell, USO Vice President of Corporate Alliances. “Having the support of our long-time friend Spanky Gibson and USO tour veteran Kellie Pickler also makes for a special day to come together in support of our nation’s troops and their families. Partnerships like this play an important role in allowing us to continue our nearly 75-year-old mission.”

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has a long history of supporting military families through the Wounded Warriors Project, National Military Families Association, National Museum of the United States Army and the USO.

Kellie Pickler & Billy Ray Cyrus Headed to CMT with New Shows!

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Having recently scored its biggest hits to date, CMT continues to expand an impressive slate of original programming with five new series, a NASCAR event and several returning favorites, it was announced today at the network’s annual Upfront presentation held at The TimesCenter in New York City. The new originals include two comedies: “Still The King” starring singer-songwriter/actor Billy Ray Cyrus and a forthcoming series “I Love Kellie Pickler” (working title) featuring country singer Kellie Pickler and her husband Kyle Jacobs produced by Ryan Seacrest Productions. CMT will launch its first-ever nightly talk show, “The Josh Wolf Show,” starring comedian Josh Wolf and produced by Chelsea Handler. Also coming to CMT are “The Ed Bassmaster Show,” starring YouTube phenomenon Ed Bassmaster; “Gainesville,” a coming of age docu-series from the award-winning producers of “Brick City”; and “American Speed: The True Story of NASCAR,” a first of its kind limited series event that gives fans an unparalleled look at NASCAR narrated by Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Beginning this spring, CMT will premiere new seasons of fan favorites “Party Down South,” “Party Down South 2,” and “Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge,” as well as must-see music events: “CMT Music Awards,” “CMT Artists of the Year,” and “CMT Championship Kickoff Party.” Additionally, the entire series of the highly lauded ensemble drama “Friday Night Lights” starring Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton will begin airing in May.

“CMT is on fire. We are producing more original content than ever before and have a rich pipeline of fresh and innovative ideas,” said Jayson Dinsmore, Executive Vice President, Development for CMT. “This year, we’re enlisting some of the biggest names in the industry to unleash a groundbreaking new programming slate including epic events and music specials, a bold scripted comedy and brilliant documentaries.”

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Top Country Tweets of the Week March 16th-22nd

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  1. @BradPaisley · WAIT! I know this..What is a… Oooh…what is a… Hmmm… RT @BP_Nation: question on JEOPARDY

jake tweet

  1. @jakeowen · Getting Pearly’s toes painted today. Gotta spoil the girls
  1. @bretteldredge ·  I’m getting up at the butt crack of dawn to chase some turkeys! Talk to Ya at the butt crack! Night
  1. @austinlwebb · Windows down jammin to @taylorswift13 1989!

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6.@kelliepickler  ·  Kicking’ it poolside with Peanut… :)

  1. @ladyantebellum ·just landed back in the states. 60 hours of flying, 28,000 miles, 40,000 fans in 3 weeks around the world. I need a day of golf, ha.- ck

miranda tweet

  1. @mirandalambert ·  Cheers yall!

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  1. @martinamcbride · I found my vacation drink jam #tequilacranberrylime

blake tweet

  1. @blakeshelton ·  “@mirandalambert: I like this version of you. It doesn’t talk shit! #cardboardhusband #love ” Where is your hand?!
  1. @davidnail ·  Retro Jordan’s all over Kentucky’s feet. We’re these kids even born when these came out originally? Not the ones I see…

Top Country Tweets of the Week January 5th-11th

dierks bentley tweet

  1. @DierksBentley ·  spent the day w/ @fiddlinDan @brianlayson, tim sergent, steve misamore in @drfeasby basement. #RiserTourWithdrawal

brad paisley tweet

  1. @BradPaisley ·  I started the tailgating a bit early for my concert in Green Bay this month.
  1. @bretteldredge ·  Can’t find my charger…I wish there was an app that when you rub two sticks together over your phone, it charges it

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  1. @ladyantebellum ·  Epic touring partner photobomb! :) @HunterHayes #peopleschoice
  1. @davidnail ·  To the person who prepaid $20 on the gas pump I pulled up to, thank you. I love this stuff! Now gotta find a way to pay it forward.
  1. @carrieunderwood Grown men participating in a potato sack race (in public) for a 40-something carnival themed hockey game birthday party…Best. Idea. Ever!

martina mcbride tweet

  1. @martinamcbride · Working from home today writing my radio show. With my breakfast. And a little beggar.…

kellie pickler tweet

  1. @kelliepickler ·  Starting 2015 off with a bang!!! ;)

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  1. @MaddieandTae ·  Glad we got to see the new haircut in person, @jakeowen! #CMTkickoffparty @CMT
  1. @CharlieDaniels ·  Political correctness is nothing more than a toxic fog used by elitists to hide the truth

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