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5th Annual Watershed Festival Reveals More Acts & Activities Ahead Of 1st Weekend

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It was announced today that two more fan-favorite artists, Chris Janson and Aaron Tippin, will join the lineup for Weekend Two (Aug. 5-7) of the first-ever country music festival to host back-to-back weekends. Superstars Jason Aldean, Eric Church and Keith Urban are slated to headline the music and camping festival both weekends (July 29-31 and Aug. 5-7) and also features a stacked second stage lineup, dubbed “Next From Nashville,” including Bailey Bryan, Jordan Davis, Russell Dickerson, Seth Ennis, Ryan Hurd, LANco, Jon Langston, Aaron Lewis, Steven Lee Olsen, Royal Bliss, Runaway June, Aubrie Sellers, Lucie Silvas, Rae Soloman, Tara Thompson, Aaron Watson and Brett Young. For the full lineup and official artist schedule visit: watershedfest.com.

Heralded by Country Weekly, Entertainment Weekly and Rolling Stone as a “must-see” summer festival and juxtaposed against the world’s most stunning and ethereal backdrop of the Columbia River, Watershed takes place at The Gorge, WA which has also been dubbed by many who have visited as “Heaven’s Amphitheater.” Known for its many fringe activities such as themed campsites, spirited late-night sets and amusement rides with jaw-dropping views of the festival site, this year will see the introduction of the Bottled Blonde Campground Party, hosted by the TPIRC Foundation that will offer fans a DJ spinning all day, outdoor party games including cornhole tournaments, food vendors, free VIP showers, VIP restrooms, brunch and more. Fans also have the opportunity to experience the festival in “VIP style” by upgrading their camping experience to “Gorge Oasis,” a premium camping option that offers ‘Shedders pre-set tents in a luxurious setting.  Onsite staples returning include the vertigo swing, drop zone, foam party, Vendor Village and ferris wheel.

Join in the conversation on Twitter @watershedfest, Instagram @watershedfestival, Facebook:facebook.com/WatershedMusicFestival or visit www.WatershedFest.com.

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Thomas Rhett to Headline Night in the Country 2017

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Night in the Country has announced country star Thomas Rhett as the headliner for the 2017 festival July 27-29.
Those who attend the 2016 festival have access to early renewal prices for 2017 on Saturday, July 23rd. Festivalgoers who stop by the Will Call/Advance Ticket Sales Booth between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. can purchase two-day General Admission renewals for $75, Reserved Seating renewals for $95, Superfan renewals at $140, VIP renewals for $325, Club 149 renewals for $500 and campsite renewals for as low as $100. Renewal prices increase Monday, Aug. 1st.

Night in the Country will return to the Lyon County Fairgrounds for its 16th year July 27-29, 2017. For more information, visit NightintheCountry.com.

Cam Gives Students Valuable Insight During CMA EDU Executive Summit

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More than 60 college students representing 21 CMA EDU chapters from across the country gathered in Nashville Monday and Tuesday for the third CMA EDU Executive Summit. Country star Cam, CMA Board member Virginia Davis, and Borman Entertainment’s Cameo Carlson were among the featured speakers.

During her panel Tuesday, Cam was joined by staff from Sony Music Nashville and Creative Artists Agency, who represent the singer/songwriter, to enlighten students about the realities of developing and growing an artist’s career. Her touring musicians also participated, addressing the creative process and how students can pursue an artistic career. She also performed two acoustic songs for the group.

Davis welcomed staffers from her company G-Major Management on Monday to discuss careers in artist management and building her own business. Davis and G-Major manages the careers of Thomas Rhett, Danielle Bradbery, and Jewel.

Carlson, who is head of Borman Entertainment’s Digital Business Development, gave insight into how the technology and music industries work together, as well as her personal career path, during her presentation Tuesday.

Monday night students traveled to BMI for a mixer with SOLID and a panel regarding industry networking.

The CMA EDU Executive Summit welcomes the executive teams of CMA EDU chapters for intensive workshops and industry insight panels. The program is active at 24 universities across the country. For students who are interested in a career in the music or entertainment industry, CMA EDU provides valuable opportunities to explore the field, network with industry professionals, and build a resume through volunteer and project participation.

For more information, visit CMA-EDU.com.

“Ray Stevens’ Nashville” Ranks as #1 Highest-Rated Show on RFD-TV

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Multi-platinum selling country and comedy music legend Ray Stevens just received the news that his national television show is the #1 rated program on RFD-TV.  The iconic singer’s show, Ray Stevens’ Nashville, currently ranks as the network’s highest-rated Prime Time television show.

“I just heard the news that Ray Stevens’ Nashville is the most watched show on RFD-TV,” says Stevens.”  Wow, I’m flattered!  Thank you, viewers, for tuning in and making us Number 1!”

Ray Stevens’ Nashville is a 30-minute entertainment and music national television show airing weekly on RFD-TV.  The show, hosted by GRAMMY® Award-winning singer and musician, Ray Stevens, features performances by the legend as well as weekly guest appearances.  For more information, visit www.rfdtv.com

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