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Dwight Yoakam, Rascal Flatts and Trace Adkins Take Roles In Civil War Mini-Series


An upcoming Civil War mini-series will have a lot of familiar faces in it, if you follow country music. “To Appomattox” includes Dwight Yoakam as Union General George Meade, Kix Brooks as Union General Winfield Scott Hancock and Trace Adkins as Confederate General John Gregg. Gary LeVox , Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney of Rascal Flatts and Laura Bell Bundy also have roles.

It will run sometime this year, but an air date and a channel have not been announced.

CMA Songwriters Series Returns to the UK with Brandy Clark and more!


C2C is proud to present the CMA Songwriters Series at indigo at The O2 in London Friday, March 6, 2015 hosted by Kix Brooks with Jessi Alexander, Brandy Clark, Sam Palladio, and Jon Randall.
The CMA Songwriters Series showcases the best of Country Music’s hit songwriters. The show presents songwriters and artists together on stage, taking turns telling the stories behind their hits and performing them acoustically as originally written. In 2015, the CMA Songwriters Series will once again take place on the evening before C2C, a huge two-day music festival at London’s The O2 featuring an outstanding line up of Country Music’s biggest stars.

Tickets for the CMA Songwriters Series at indigo at The O2 go on sale Friday, Dec. 12 (9:00 AM) via and

C2C 2015 follows the acclaimed success of Country to Country 2013 and 2014 and will take place in London on Saturday and Sunday, March 7th and 8th, 2015. C2C is going to Ireland on the same dates at 3Arena, Dublin and will, for the first time, also be taking place at the Ericsson Globe, Stockholm, Sweden and Oslo Spektrum Arena, Norway on Saturday, Feb. 28th and Sunday, March 1st.
Headlining C2C 2015 will be CMA Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan and the seven-time CMA Awards winner Lady Antebellum.

C2C 2015 will also feature Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Lee Ann Womack, Brantley Gilbert, Clark (London and Dublin only), and Kip Moore. For further information, visit

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Kix Brooks Donated $10k to Help Reclaim Civil War Battlefield

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Kix Brooks has been named the first recipient of the Country Music Association’s Humanitarian Award. He will receive it in a ceremony in January.  Kix says, “It’s embarrassing to be singled out in such a giving community,” and he’s inspired by people who do more than him.

Keeping up with his humanitarianism he is donating $10,000 to help reclaim a Civil War battlefield. Kix made the donation to the Battle of Franklin Trust to help preserve a 1.6-acre tract of land south of the Carter House museum, which the group is trying to purchase for $2.8 million to complete a years-in-the-making 20-acre park.

The donation was announced last Wednesday on the trust’s Save the Battlefield at Franklin Facebook page.

“Today we received a $10,000 check toward the Carter Hill Battlefield Park project from none other than Kix Brooks!!!!! We are another step closer to saving the next two parcels of battlefield property adjacent to the Carter House!!” the Facebook post reads.

Kixs’ donation comes off the heels of a $200,000 donation made by the Civil War Trust during last week’s kickoff ceremony for the 2014 Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial event.

Kix Brooks First Recipient of CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award

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Kix Brooks was named the first recipient of the CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award. The Award will be presented at an event in January, 2015.

“It’s embarrassing to be singled out in such a giving community,” said Brooks. “It’s easy to look around and be inspired by people who do more. I’ll keep trying – this is very special.”

The CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award was developed by the CMA Awards and Recognition Committee and approved by the CMA Foundation. The Award recognizes an individual who has served as a humanitarian through community leadership, financial support, personal volunteerism, and advocacy. Those recognized must be a Country Music professional who has evidenced commitment to worthwhile causes that are important to the Country Music Association and the Country Music community.

The Award can only be presented once a year. Candidates are submitted for consideration when a letter of recommendation by a CMA Board member is submitted to the CMA Foundation Board of Directors. The nominee’s name is then to be submitted and approved by the CMA Board of Directors.

“Kix is a true ambassador, champion, and humanitarian for CMA and this industry as a whole,” said Rob Beckham, chair of the Awards and Recognition Committee. “His philanthropic efforts continue to make the world a better place.”

Brooks has been an active member of the CMA Board of Directors since 1998, serving and chairing numerous committees as well as presiding as President of the Board in 2004 and Chairman in 2005. During this 16-year period, Brooks contributed to the unprecedented growth of the organization, but was instrumental in creating and developing several initiatives that have touched the lives of countless members of the music community.

In 2006, CMA established an Artist Relations Committee with Brooks as the inaugural Chairman. Brooks noticed that schools in the Metro Nashville Public Schools system were cutting funds in music education and felt that CMA could step in and help fill the void needed to supply instruments and music. It was his leadership and vision that created CMA’s “Keep The Music Playing” program, which was the forerunner of the CMA Foundation. The program receives funding through CMA Music Festival with half of the net proceeds given as grants to support music education programs across the country on behalf of the artists who perform for free.

To date, the CMA Foundation has donated more than $10 million to this worthy cause.

Brooks was also an early proponent of developing affordable health insurance options for CMA members, which resulted in the creation of CMA Instrumental Health Care.

In addition to being a true Humanitarian for CMA, Brooks also serves on the board of the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, Monroe Harding Children’s Home, Tennessee Tourism Board, Nashville Convention Center and Visitors Bureau, Blue Ribbon Committee, Operation Finally Home, and Veterans Matter.

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