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Marlee Scott to Perform at Nascar Sprint Cup Series

Marlee Scott

Marlee Scott is making multiple appearances at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at The Glen race weekend, which runs Aug. 9-12.

Marlee will help kick off the weekend festivities with a concert on Friday night, Aug. 10th, at the Red Cat Summer Stage. The free show is held each year on the Watkins Glen International infield. Marlee makes a private VIP appearance on Saturday and then performs the U.S. and Canadian national anthems live on ESPN immediately prior to the race on Sunday, Aug. 12. This year’s Watkins Glen International NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race is expected to attract approximately 5 million viewers on ESPN.

The rising Country music star released her U.S. debut album, Beautiful Maybe, on June 19th. She has released two singles and music videos from the project to date: 2011’s “Beautiful Maybe” and 2012’s “Train Wreck.” Beautiful Maybe is available now at iTunes, and all major digital music retailers.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at The Glen race is held Sunday, Aug. 12, at 1 p.m. ET in Watkins Glen, N.Y. Tickets for the 2012 race season are currently on sale at the WGI ticket office at (866) 461-RACE (7223) or at

Nashville-based event marketing and brand development company The Art of the Game is producing this year’s entertainment program at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at The Glen race.

For more information about Country artist Marlee Scott, visit

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CMA Fest Kick-Off Parade Participants Announced!


CMA kick starts 2012 CMA Music Festival on Wednesday, June 6th with The Eighth Annual CMA Music Festival Kick-Off Parade at 11:00 AM/CT, followed by The Seventh Annual CMA Music Festival Block Party at 12:30 PM/CT.

Country icon Glen Campbell will be the Grand Marshal for the Parade. Campbell last performed at CMA Music Festival in 2004. He has received two CMA Awards, including CMA Entertainer of the Year (1968) and Male Vocalist of the Year (1968), and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005. Last year, Campbell announced he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Since then, he released his final album, the critically-acclaimed Ghost on the Canvas, and is in the midst of his successful Goodbye Tour.

“Last year more than 16,000 fans lined Broadway for the Parade and with our beloved Glen Campbell as Grand Marshal this year we are expecting even more people to come out and show their support and love for this iconic Country Music figure,” said Sheri Warnke, CMA Senior Vice President of Communications and Marketing.

The Eighth Annual CMA Music Festival Kick-Off Parade will launch from Tenth Avenue on Broadway and end at Riverfront Park, site of the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage (First Avenue). One of the most popular features of the parade is the 40 Country Music artists riding in a wide variety of Chevrolet vehicles including vintage Corvettes.

Little Big Town has a different mode of transportation planned for the Parade. In support of their new single “Pontoon” each member of the group, Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet, and Jimi Westbrook, will be riding on four different Premier pontoon boats alongside lucky fans.

“What could we do for the fans that would be unique? Well, we can ride them around on a pontoon at the CMA Festival Kick-Off Parade!,” said Fairchild. “After the parade we’ll have the honor of kicking off the Block Party at the Riverfront Stage singing ‘Pontoon.’ It’s a good way to start CMA Fest, don’t you think?”

With Campbell as Grand Marshal, other artists are lining up to participate in the Parade including Bill Anderson, Lynn Anderson, Katie Armiger, Craig Wayne Boyd, Weston Burt, Craig Campbell, Bucky Covington, Cowboy Troy, Ira Dean, Jaida Dreyer, Due West, Tyler Farr, Florida Georgia Line, Flynnville Train, Colt Ford, The Grascals, Greg Hanna, Amber Hayes, Angie Johnson, Little Big Town, LoCash Cowboys, Rachele Lynae, Manuel, The McClymonts, Randy Montana, Lorrie Morgan, Craig Morrison, The Oak Ridge Boys, Chase Rice, Marlee Scott, Matt Stillwell, Payton Rae, David St. Romain, The Roys, Jason Sturgeon, Trent Tomlinson, Trailer Choir, Rhonda Vincent, and Corey Wagar.

Other participants include the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales, BIC® Soleil Sunshine Squad, Carl Black Chevrolet and the Luke Bryan/Eric Church 2012 Chevrolet Silverado, The 22nd Annual City of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge, Cooter’s Garage General Lee, GEICO Gecko, Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee, Gnash and the Nashville Predators Dancers and Ice Girls, the Jelly Bean on Tour Bus, military veterans riding the Music City Trolley, Music City Drum and Bugle Corps, a 40×60 foot American flag that will be carried by veterans and representatives of Nashville’s Fire Department, Metro Nashville Police Department Drill and Ceremony Team, Metro Police Mounted Unit, Metro Police Special Operations Boat and SWAT Rescue Truck, Nashville Rollergirls, Nashville Zoo and Twiga (the Zoo’s giraffe mascot), Operation Troop Aid, Travel Channel’s Destination Summer Tour Bus, and more.

Making its second appearance in the Kick-Off Parade is the Keep the Music Playing All Stars Marching Band, which is made up of 125 students representing eight Metro Nashville Public Schools including Antioch High School, East Literature Magnet School, Hillsboro High School, Hunters Lane Comprehensive High School, John Overton High School, Maplewood High School, McGavock High School, and Stratford STEM Magnet High School playing together for the first time under the direction of Antioch High School band director Scott Miller, associate director Caryn Miller, and Jarrett Jones, who will be assisting with the drum line.

Since 2006, CMA has donated half the net proceeds from the Festival to support music education through the Keep the Music Playing program on behalf of the artists who make appearances and perform for free.

To date, more than $6.1 million has been donated to purchase musical instruments and supplies, providing thousands of students in Metro Schools with the resources and opportunities they could not have afforded on their own, and giving many of them a strong reason to remain in school. The total also includes a $1 million endowment gift for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Words & Music program, which assists language arts and music teachers with classroom instruction in the basics of songwriting.

Following the parade, The Seventh Annual CMA Music Festival Block Party will take place at the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage. Free and open to the public, the concert starts at 12:30 PM with Little Big Town kicking it off followed by Brazilbilly, Eric Lee Beddingfield, and LoCash Cowboys.

The Block Party is just the beginning, with four more days of live entertainment throughout downtown Nashville.

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Marlee Scott to Release Debut Album in June

Marlee Scott

Marlee Scott is set to release her full-length debut album, titled Beautiful Maybe, on Tuesday, June 19th.

Nearly a year in the making, Beautiful Maybe is a polished and diverse collection of songs that reflects a maturity rarely found on an artist’s debut release. Included among the 12 tracks are Marlee’s uplifting 2011 single, “Beautiful Maybe,” the thought-provoking “Jane Doe” and the understated “I’m Not Your Baby Anymore,” the groove-inspired “Planet Of Your Own” and Marlee’s current single, the humorous bad relationship anthem “Train Wreck.”

Award-winning Nashville producer David Kalmusky delivers an edgy, Pop-infused production to Beautiful Maybe, while an impressive list of chart-topping songwriters contributes material to the project, including Desmond Child, Blair Daly, Marcus Hummon, Hillary Lindsey, Aimee Mayo and Troy Verges, among others. Marlee co-wrote two songs on the album: “Kiss of Coming Home” and “I Love Hating You.”

“Beautiful Maybe is something I am so proud of,” says Marlee. “This is my debut album, but I really feel like I have come into my own on this project musically. I think the diversity of these songs offers something unique to my fans that will keep them coming back and listening to this record over and over again. It’s relatable, fun and emotional, and I feel like each song has a message that will truly touch people in so many different ways. In the end, that’s what making Country music is all about.”

Beautiful Maybe is Marlee’s debut release for Nashville-based label Big Ride Records. Her current single “Train Wreck” (written by Marcus Hummon, Jedd Hughes and Sarah Buxton) features a guest vocal from Country legend Vince Gill and is gaining momentum not only at Country radio, but also in the dance clubs. The bluegrass-tinged, Pop-Country track has translated well on the dance floor, inspiring a “Train Wreck” remix version and a custom choreographed “Wreck’d” line dance. Allen Morgan produced and remixed the dance version, which is now available for purchase at iTunes.

In between her 2012 radio tour visits, Marlee continues to make a number of high-profile sporting event appearances. On April 26, Marlee performed an acoustic set and the national anthem at the Chicago White Sox/Boston Red Sox baseball game in Chicago, Ill. She appeared a week later at the Unbridled Eve Gala in conjunction with the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Ky., and on Aug. 12th she will sing the national anthem live on ESPN at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in Watkins Glen, N.Y. Marlee will also headline the Aug. 10th fan concert held on the Watkins Glen International infield.

In 2011, Marlee launched her “Make It or Bake It” webisode cooking series, which has helped boost her Facebook following to more than 30,000 likes. The humorous video clips feature some of Marlee’s favorite food and drink recipes. Her latest installment is a rum-based drink called “Super Hot Chocolate.” View episodes here.

View Marlee’s official “Train Wreck” music video directed by CMT award-winning director Roman White here. Visit for music, tour dates, “Make It or Bake It” episodes and more.

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CMA Fest Announces 40 Hours of Free Concerts


Music continues to be the main attraction at the 2012 CMA Music Festival with a variety of artists from up-and-comers to legendary hitmakers performing on the new BIC Soleil Bella Beach Stage as well as the very popular Bud Light Stage at the Bridgestone Plaza where fans can enjoy 40 hours of concerts for free.

“Live music is a hallmark of CMA Music Festival and we are excited to be able to add a new stage and even more performances this year,” said Steve Moore, CMA Chief Executive Officer.

The BIC Soleil Bella Beach Stage is a new addition to the Festival in 2012 with concerts and fun-in-the-sun activities starting at 11:00 AM/CT each day during the Festival, which runs Thursday through Sunday, June 7-10.

The Bud Light Stage at Bridgestone Arena Plaza, at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Broadway, is always a fan favorite and a great place to check out some of Country’s hottest acts. Packed with music fans in 2011, the stage is bigger and better in 2012 with a diverse lineup of performers and the addition of the world-famous Clydesdale horses nearby.
Artists currently scheduled to perform at the Bud Light Stage at Bridgestone Arena Plaza include:

Thursday, June 7
11:00 AM – 11:25 AM Jeff Bates
11:45 AM – 12:10 PM Greg Bates
12:30 PM – 12:55 PM Julie Roberts
1:15 PM – 1:40 PM Tyler Farr
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM “Classic Country Show” featuring Moe Bandy, T. Graham Brown, Janie Fricke, and Gene Watson, hosted by Moore & Moore.
3:20 PM – 3:45 PM Trent Tomlinson
4:05 PM – 4:30 PM Miss Willie Brown
4:50 PM – 5:15 PM Cledus T. Judd
 Friday, June 8
11:00 AM – 11:25 AM Eric Paslay
11:45 AM – 12:10 PM Rose Falcon
12:30 PM – 12:55 PM Katie Armiger
1:15 PM – 1:40 PM Exile
2:00 PM – 2:25 PM The McClymonts
2:45 PM – 3:10 PM Frankie Ballard
3:30 PM – 3:55 PM Big Smo
4:15 PM – 4:40 PM Drake White
5:00 PM – 5:25 PM Blackberry Smoke
 Saturday, June 9
11:00 AM – 11:25 AM Josh Gracin
11:45 AM – 12:10 PM Trailer Choir
12:30 PM – 12:55 PM Sonia Leigh
1:15 PM – 1:40 PM Randy Montana
2:45 PM – 3:10 PM The Cleverly’s
3:30 PM – 3:55 PM Canaan Smith
4:15 PM – 4:40 PM Jaida Dreyer
5:00 PM – 5:25 PM Bucky Covington
 Sunday, June 10
11:00 AM – 11:25 AM Mark Wills
11:45 AM – 12:10 PM Jon Pardi
12:30 PM – 12:55 PM Jason Michael Carroll
1:15 PM – 1:40 PM Mandy Barnett
2:00 PM – 2:25 PM Joanna Smith
2:45 PM – 3:10 PM Charlie Worsham
3:30 PM – 3:55 PM Kentucky Headhunters
4:15 PM – 4:40 PM Robin Meade
5:00 PM – 5:25 PM Andy Gibson

Hosts for the Bud Light Stage at Bridgestone Arena Plaza include singer Cody Clark, McVay Media’s Charlie Cook, WGSQ Radio’s Philip Gibbons, KKWF Radio’s Deanna Lee, WYRK Radio’s Clay Moden, “Music City 411” host Shane Tallant, and “Tennessee Mornings” host Kelly Sutton. Artists and time are subject to change.

New to this year’s CMA Music Festival is the BIC Soleil Bella Beach Stage. Located in Walk of Fame Park, this stage will offer a variety of artists entertaining fans in a beach-like setting. Artists currently scheduled to perform at the BIC Soleil Bella Beach Stage include:

Thursday, June 7
11:00 AM – 11:20 AM Mockingbird Sun
11:35 AM – 11:55 AM HER & Kings County
12:10 PM – 12:30 PM Lindsay Lawler
12:45 PM – 1:05 PM Tim Dugger
1:20 PM – 1:40 PM Blackjack Billy
1:55 PM – 2:15 PM Jason Cassidy
2:30 PM – 2:50 PM Bush Hawg
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Sunny Sweeney
 Friday, June 8
11:00 AM – 11:20 AM Kristy Lee Cook
11:35 AM – 11:55 AM Matt Gary
12:10 PM – 12:30 PM Lighter Ray
12:45 PM – 1:05 PM Rachel Holder
1:20 PM – 1:40 PM Aaron Parker
1:55 PM – 2:15 PM Michael Ray
2:30 PM – 2:50 PM Morgan Frazier
3:05 PM – 3:25 PM Parmalee
3:40 PM – 4:00 PM Rachel Farley
4:15 PM – 4:35 PM Drew Smith
 Saturday, June 9
11:00 AM – 11:20 AM Lacey Brown
11:35 AM – 11:55 AM Russell Dickerson
12:10 PM – 12:30 PM Lyndsey Highlander
12:45 PM – 1:05 PM Maggie Rose
1:20 PM – 1:40 PM Levi Lowrey
1:55 PM – 2:15 PM Donny Falgatter
2:30 PM – 2:50 PM The Henningsens
3:05 PM – 3:25 PM Chris Janson
3:40 PM – 4:00 PM Dean Alexander
4:15 PM – 4:35 PM Connor Christian & Southern Gothic
 Sunday, June 10
11:00 AM – 11:20 AM Brother Trouble
11:35 AM – 11:55 AM The Stickers
12:10 PM – 12:30 PM Craig Morrison
12:45 PM – 1:05 PM Marlee Scott
1:20 PM – 1:40 PM Frank Ortega
2:30 PM – 2:50 PM Brazilbilly
3:05 PM – 3:25 PM Stephanie Quayle
3:40 PM – 4:00 PM Mustang Sally Band
4:15 PM – 4:35 PM Eric Lee Beddingfield

CMA Music Festival is the Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience – a celebration of America’s music that takes over downtown Nashville with non-stop concerts on multiple stages with a vast and varied roster of artists. CMA Music Festival is a four-time winner of the International Entertainment Buyers Association’s LIVE! Award for Festival of the Year (2004, 2006, 2008, 2010).

CMA Music Festival is organized and produced by the Country Music Association. Fan Fair® is a registered trademark of CMA. Chevrolet™ is the Official Ride of Country Music. BIC is an Official Partner of the 2012 CMA Music Festival. Connect with CMA online at, and

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