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Watershed Music Festival Releases Full Schedule

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The third annual Watershed Music Festival released the full schedule today for the three-day music and camping event on Aug. 1, 2, and 3 at the Gorge Amphitheatre. Additionally, a second stage will feature up and coming artists including Cody Beebe & The Crooks, Carrie Cunningham & The Six Shooters, Aaron Crawford, McKenna Faith, Massy Ferguson, Old Dominion, Austin Jenckes, Tayla Lynn, Jessica Lynne, Chance McKinney, Caitlyn Smith, Sweetkiss Momma, A Thousand Horses and Austin Webb. The full schedule is available now at watershedfest.com.

Watershed Music Festival sold out within 10 minutes of going on sale to the public with over 25,000 three day passes claimed. The heavy hitting lineup features Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen, along with Billy Currington, Eli Young Band, Joe Diffie, Randy Houser, Justin Moore, Kip Moore, Cassadee Pope, Brothers Osborne, The Cadillac Three, Chase Rice, Dallas Smith, Adam Craig, Kelleigh Bannen, Lindsay Ell, Lonestar and The Swon Brothers.

In addition to the versatile lineup and late night sets, the festival will feature a “Drop Zone” thrill ride, 100 ft. vertigo swing, giant ferris wheel, the world’s largest inflatable water slide and a Foamalicious foam party. Watershed Music Festival is set at the picturesque Gorge Amphitheatre, undoubtedly one of the most scenic concert venues in the world offering sweeping views of the Columbia River Gorge.

For more details, visit watershedfest.com, tweet @watershedfest, LiveNation.com, and join the conversation on Twitter, #watershed.

Go Bowling with Lonestar, Mark Wills, Lindsay Ell and More at CMA Music Festival

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GoBowling.com is teaming up with Brunswick Bowling and XBowling to bring the sport of bowling to the 2014 CMA Music Festival in Nashville from June 5 to June 8. With a partnership between Country Music Association (CMA) and Sports Challenge Network, LLC (SCN), bowling lanes will be set up inside the AT&T U-verse Fan Fair X where celebrities and fans will have an opportunity to polish up on their bowling skills during the 4-day event.

“We are so excited for bowling to be a part of the 2014 CMA Music Festival and to bring together two of America’s great passions,” said Frank DeSocio, president of Strike Ten Entertainment (STE). STE is the centralized sponsor-activation arm for bowling and the creator of GoBowling.com, the top online destination for bowling fans.  “It brings the number one participatory sport in America to an audience of millions of bowling enthusiasts and country music fans in an interactive and exciting way.”

Through the XBowling mobile platform, country music and bowling fans had their chance to vote for Country Music stars to bowl live inside AT&T U-verse Fan Fair X at the CMA Music Festival. Prior to the CMA Music Festival, fans had a chance to participate in the CMA XBowling Celebrity Challenge, a unique bowling experience featured on the XBowling app, through which fans had an opportunity to win a VIP Trip to the CMA Music Festival in Nashville, TN. In addition to the VIP Trip, fans had a chance to win four day passes to the CMA Music Festival and other prizes through entering sweepstakes and participating in skill-based bowling competitions.

“Having the chance to set up bowling lanes at the festival will provide attendees the chance to knock down some pins while enjoying their favorite country music in a fun setting,” added DeSocio. “Additionally, we are excited that a number of country music stars will be participating in a few rounds of bowling alongside fans throughout the festival.”

Musicians set to make appearances inside the Fan Fair X to play against select winners include multi-platinum artists, Lonestar, Natalie Stovall & The Drive, George Ducas, David Shelby, The Henningsons, Trent Tomlinson, Lindsay Ell and Mark Wills. A portion of all proceeds from the 2014 CMA Music Festival provide support to the CMA Foundation

Detailed rules of the CMA Celebrity Challenge are available on XBowling’s Facebook page and www.XBowling.com. To learn more about bowling and the 2,100+ bowling centers around the country, please visit www.GoBowling.com.

Lonestar “Just The Rain” Music Video

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Multi-platinum recording group Lonestar tells a powerful story in the release of the music video for their latest single, “Just The Rain.” This commanding ballad, reminiscent of some of their biggest hits, is impacting radio now.

For a deeper glimpse into the making of “Just The Rain,” check out a behind the scenes feature in the upcoming June 9th issue of Country Weekly, on newsstands June 2nd.

“Just The Rain” is currently available on iTunes along with their latest full-length album, Life As We Know It.

Known for merging their country roots with strong melodies and rich vocals, Lonestar, comprised of Richie McDonald (lead vocals), Michael Britt (lead guitar & backing vocals), Keech Rainwater (drums), and Dean Sams (keyboards & backing vocals), has amassed RIAA-certified sales in excess of ten million album units since their national launch in 1995, and achieved ten #1 country hits including “No News,” “Come Crying To Me,” and their crossover smash “Amazed” (which was also #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, the first record since 1983′s “Islands in the Stream”, to top both charts). The band’s awards include a 1999 ACM Single of The Year for “Amazed” (the song also won the Song of the Year award), and the 2001 CMA Vocal Group of the Year.

Country on the River to Benefit Operation Toop Aid

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Country On The River, a multi-day music festival taking place in Iowa on June 20 – 21 and Wisconsin on August 7 – 9, has named Operation Troop Aid as the official charity.

The Iowa festival will feature performances by Gary Allan, Bret Michaels, Montgomery Gentry, Gretchen Wilson, Thompson Square, Tracy Lawrence, Lonestar and Joe Diffie. The Wisconsin festival will feature performances by Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, Tracy Lawrence, Kix Brooks, Thompson Square, Sawyer Brown, Dustin Lynch, Parmalee and Trick Pony.

“We are very honored to have Operation Troop Aid with us at Country On The River. The support they bring to our troops is invaluable. Country On The River is committed to the Troop Aid cause and we fully support their efforts. We look forward to having Operation Troop Aid in both Iowa and Wisconsin,” says festival organizer Scott Sheckler.

Since its inception, Operation Troop Aid has garnered the support of music celebrities across multiple genres, from KISS to Toby Keith and Cheap Trick to Charlie Daniels. Operation Troop Aid’s mission is to make a positive difference and inspire deployed U.S. service members by letting them know America stands with them. Operation Troop Aid provides care packages and bill assistance with revenue generated through professional concert promotions, entertainment initiatives and public financial generosity.

In addition, Operation Teddy Bear, which started in 2012 as an initiative of Harris Jewelry, continues in support of our military, both at home and abroad through the sale of uniformed teddy bears. Teddy Bears representing all branches of the military can be purchased for $15.00 at www.operationtroopaid.org or www.mybuddybears.com. To date, Operation Teddy Bear has raised over $100,000 to help Operation Troop Aid, a 501(c)3 organization, send care packages to deployed personnel and sponsor events for military families and communities.

Lonestar Releases New Single “Just The Rain”

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Lonestar began 2014 on their nationwide Acoustic Tour and they are now heating up the Year Of The Fan with the release of their new single, “Just The Rain.” This powerful ballad, reminiscent of some of their biggest hits, is impacting radio now.

In celebration of the single release, they will be appearing tonight, April 11th, on Cumulus Radio Network’s nationally syndicated show NASH Nights Live. Lonestar’s Dean Sams & Richie McDonald will be joining Shawn Parr at 9:40 PM EST Tonight and again on Sunday, April 13th, at 9:40 PM EST.

Fans can also tune in on Monday, April 14th, for an in-depth interview on GAC’s Great American Playlist. Set to air at 6:00 AM EST, 12:00 PM EST & 3:00 PM EST, the band joins host Suzanne Alexander and shares some of their favorite moments and music videos. The show will also re-air at the same times on Wednesday, April 23rd.

“Just The Rain” is currently available on iTunes along with their latest full-length album, Life As We Know It. An accompanying music video is expected in early May.

Known for merging their country roots with strong melodies and rich vocals, Lonestar, comprised of Richie McDonald (lead vocals), Michael Britt (lead guitar & backing vocals), Keech Rainwater (drums), and Dean Sams (keyboards & backing vocals), has amassed RIAA-certified sales in excess of ten million album units since their national launch in 1995, and achieved ten #1 country hits including “No News,” “Come Crying To Me,” and their crossover smash “Amazed” (which was also #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, the first record since 1983′s “Islands in the Stream”, to top both charts). The band’s awards include a 1999 ACM Single of The Year for “Amazed” (the song also won the Song of the Year award), and the 2001 CMA Vocal Group of the Year.

To stay up to date on the latest LONESTAR news, please visit www.LonestarNow.com

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