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John Legend & Lee Ann Womack Set to Team Up for CMT Crossroads

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Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter John Legend will team up with Grammy Award-winning country star Lee Ann Womack next month when CMT presents an all-new episode of CMT CROSSROADS. Legend and Womack will meet and collaborate for the first time on the CMT CROSSROADS stage in Franklin, Tenn. CMT CROSSROADS: JOHN LEGEND AND LEE ANN WOMACK will premiere Friday, September 26th at 10 p.m. ET/PT only on CMT.

“Having John and Lee Ann join us on CMT CROSSROADS is going to be an incredible pairing – they are both among the most respected singers in their genres,” says John Hamlin, SVP Music, Events and Talent, CMT. “This has all the makings of another classic CROSSROADS collaboration.”

Lee Ann Womack, Del McCoury Band and Keller Willams to Perform at Wide Open Bluegrass

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To celebrate the 75th birthday of one of the most respected artists in contemporary bluegrass, a special 90-minute set, “Del McCoury Band with special guests Lee Ann Womack and Keller Williams”, will take place on Saturday, October 4 during the Wide Open Bluegrass festival. Wide Open Bluegrass is part of the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass event, which takes place September 30 – October 4 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

The set, scheduled to take place at Raleigh’s Red Hat Amphitheater, will be presented in three segments:
7:00-7:30pm Travelin’ McCourys with Keller Williams
7:30-8:00pm Del McCoury Band
8:00-8:30pm Del McCoury Band with Lee Ann Womack

“Since Del McCoury turned 75 this year, it is the perfect time for Wide Open Bluegrass to celebrate one of our most beloved performers,” said William Lewis, Executive Director of PineCone (the Piedmont Council of Traditional Music) and Wide Open Bluegrass producer. “Del and the Del McCoury Band have a unique ability to appeal to music lovers of all stripes, including fans of traditional bluegrass, jamgrass and country. Whether playing before a diverse crowd at Bonnaroo or at his own DelFest, Del McCoury remains one of the best global ambassadors we have for bluegrass music.”

Artists that have been previously announced for Wide Open Bluegrass, which takes place October 3-4, include Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby with Kentucky Thunder, Hot Rize (with Red Knuckles & the Trailblazers), Yonder Mountain String Band, Gibson Brothers, Steep Canyon Rangers, Jerry Douglas presents The Earls of Leicester, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Balsam Range, Lonesome River Band, Chatham County Line, Noam Pikelny & Stuart Duncan, Della Mae, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, The Grascals, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Special Consensus, Town Mountain, The Deadly Gentlemen, James King Band, Larry Stephenson Band, Mustered Courage, The Roys, The Davidson Brothers, Jesse McReynolds, Bobby Hicks, Sierra Hull, The Kruger Brothers with Kontras Quartet’s world premiere of new concerto “Lucid Dreamer” and the Wide Open Jam, featuring the superstar lineup of Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Edgar Meyer, Bryan Sutton and Stuart Duncan.

Womack’s performance with Del McCoury will come at the end of a busy week for the Grammy winner at World of Bluegrass 2014. The country vocalist will join fellow Grammy recipient, musician Jerry Douglas, to host IBMA’s 25th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, scheduled for October 2 at Raleigh’s Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. The Way I’m Livin’, her much anticipated roots music project on the Sugar Hill label, continues to receive positive notice from esteemed media outlets like The Wall Street Journal, RollingStone.com and USA Today.

Artist Keller Williams recorded his 18th album, Pick, with the Travelin’ McCourys. “Playing with Keller is like being in a 2-car chase on a mountain road: you’re trying to catch him, only to find, as you round the corner…he’s already gone!” Ronnie McCoury has said about the experience. “He’s an inspirational musician and songwriter. It’s so satisfying to try to keep up with him – and you can’t stop smiling along the way!

IBMA’s World of Bluegrass event, an annual bluegrass music homecoming, consists of four parts: the IBMA Business Conference, September 30 – October 2; the 25th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, scheduled for Thursday evening, October 2; Wide Open Bluegrass, October 3-4 (which includes both free stages and ticketed festival performances) and the Bluegrass Ramble, an innovative series of showcases, taking place September 30 – October 2 in downtown Raleigh and at the Raleigh Convention Center.

Those wishing to obtain tickets for the ticketed portion of Wide Open Bluegrass (which takes place at Red Hat Amphitheater and Raleigh Convention Center Ballroom Stages), Bluegrass Ramble Showcase passes, IBMA Business Conference registration, IBMA Award Show tickets and hotel reservations should go to IBMA’s website, ibma.org. Single day general admission for the ticketed portion of Wide Open Bluegrass starts as low as $50, with a three-day Bluegrass Ramble pass available for $75. Additional details and pricing information are available at the website.

Lee Ann Womack Gets Detailed in New Interview

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Lee Ann Womack always impresses on the red carpet – but you won’t often find her sitting front row during New York City’s Fashion Week. So when designer Tory Burch requested an interview with Lee Ann for her blog, the singer admitted,

“I was puzzled, because while I like clothes, I don’t necessarily think of someone like Tory Burch and my kind of music.”

Read Burch’s in-depth interview with Le Ann here and get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Womack’s new album, The Way I’m Livin’, out Sept. 23.

Lee Ann Womack and Jerry Douglas to Host IBMA Bluegrass Music Awards

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Grammy-winning country vocalist Lee Ann Womack and Grammy-winning musician Jerry Douglas will host IBMA’s 25th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, scheduled for October 2 at Raleigh, North Carolina’s Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Known as bluegrass music’s biggest night of the year, the International Bluegrass Music Awards acknowledges the year’s outstanding talent and achievements, honors new Hall of Fame inductees, and waves the worldwide flag for bluegrass music.

“Aside from the fact that each has a boatload of undeniable talent and personality, Jerry Douglas and Lee Ann Womack share a musical outlook that has plenty of room for creativity and innovation on the one hand, and for a love and mastery of tradition on the other,” said IBMA Board chair Jon Weisberger. “It’s a perfect combination, and one that exemplifies the enduring vitality of our kinds of music. To say that we’re excited about having these folks hosting our awards is an understatement.”

Womack slipped into Raleigh during last year’s World of Bluegrass to enjoy a grassroots fan’s perspective, catching Wide Open Bluegrass and street fair artists, listening in to some of the many jam sessions (occasionally acceding to requests to sing from pickers who recognized her), and enjoying the Awards Show that she now looks forward to hosting with Jerry Douglas.

“Last year, I came as a fan – and I loved every moment of World of Bluegrass!” Womack said. “The joy everybody has about the music, the quality of the playing, seeing old friends, discovering new artists and even meeting Tony Rice! To be a part of the IBMA Awards is such an honor, I can’t tell you… and to get to co-host with Jerry Douglas? How lucky can one girl get?!”

IBMA’s World of Bluegrass event, an annual bluegrass music homecoming, consists of four parts: the IBMA Business Conference, September 30 – October 2; the 25th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards, scheduled for Thursday evening, October 2; Wide Open Bluegrass, October 3-4 (which includes both free stages and ticketed festival performances) and the Bluegrass Ramble, an innovative series of showcases, taking place September 30 – October 2 in downtown Raleigh and at the Raleigh Convention Center.

Tickets for the Award Show, as well as for the ticketed portion of Wide Open Bluegrass (which takes place at Red Hat Amphitheater and Raleigh Convention Center Ballroom Stages), Bluegrass Ramble Showcase passes, IBMA Business Conference registration and hotel reservations – along with additional details and pricing information – are available through IBMA’s website, ibma.org.

Lee Ann Womack Performs At Maya Angelou Memorial

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It was one of Maya Angelou’s favorite songs. And Lee Ann Womack got to perform “I Hope You Dance” at the poet’s funeral over the weekend.

Lee Ann joined first lady Michelle Obama and former President Bill Clinton in the tribute to Angelou, who died May 28 at age 86. Angelou was said to have been inspired by Womack’s song, which urges people to take risks and live to the fullest — something many speakers Saturday said Angelou did during her life.

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