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Thumbs Up for What’s Right Benefit a Huge Success – Photo of the Day

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L-R: Chris Janson, Randy Montana, Kristen Kelly, Stephen Barker Liles, Eric Gunderson, and David Nail. Photo credit: Randi Radcliff

Country music rising stars and hit songwriters joined together at Tin Roof on Wednesday, May 15 to perform at the inaugural Thumbs Up for What’s Wright concert to benefit the Thumbs Up For Lane Goodwin Childhood Cancer Foundation and The Payton Wright Foundation, both raising money for pediatric cancer research and to help families of children diagnosed with cancer.

Emcee’d by television host Shane Tallant, the concert featured performances by Eric Gunderson and Stephen Barker Liles of Love and Theft, David Nail, Kristen Kelly, Chris Janson, Randy Montana, Brasher Bogue, and Falter. Songwriter rounds included Lee Miller, Jonathan Singleton, Brad Tursi, Dan Isbell, Scooter Carusoe, and Jason Matthews.

Additionally, Savannah Wright, honored the memory of her sister, Payton, by singing an original song she penned for the event. Event coordinators Erin Creighton and Catherine Nail also created a special tribute to Lindsay Walleman, Warner Music Nashville Dir./Regional Promotion, who recently passed away after a short, but courageous battle with cancer. The live auction, run by Kenneth Harris with Harris Real Estate and Auction, included Lucchese boots from the store in the Gulch, a Gibson Les Paul guitar, two autographed George Strait guitars, six bottles of Godsend 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon, an autographed hockey stick from Nashville Predators’ David Legwand, two tickets to see Shania Twain in Las Vegas, and a beautiful painting of the Ryman Auditorium.

The mission of the Thumbs Up for Lane Goodwin Childhood Cancer Foundation, Inc. is to support childhood cancer research through funding and advocacy while empowering families battling childhood cancer by providing education, financial assistance and a volunteer network. Lane’s cause gained national attention through the “Thumbs Up” social media campaign with names like Johnny Depp, Chris Young, Lady Antebellum, Tim Tebow, Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks, Mitt Romney, and many more tweeting photos of themselves giving a thumbs up in support of Lane during his battle with cancer.

In 2008, Patrick and Holly Wright established The Payton Wright Foundation in memory of their daughter Payton, who passed away from brain cancer at the age of 5. “Our promise to Payton was that we would do whatever we could to help other families caring for a child with brain cancer,” said Holly.

Love and Theft Added to Nashville Benefit Show


RCA duo Love and Theft have been added to the lineup for the Thumbs Up For What’s Wright benefit concert. The event is taking place May 15th at the Tin Roof in Nashville.

The duo, comprised of Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson, will join previously announced artists David Nail, Chris Janson, Kristen Kelly, Randy Montana, and special guests to support the Thumbs Up For Lane Childhood Cancer Foundation and the Payton Wright Foundation raising money to fight pediatric cancer.

Two songwriter’s rounds will include hit makers Lee Miller, Jonathan Singleton, Brad Tursi, Dan Isbell, Scooter Carusoe, and Jason Matthews. Shane Tallant is set to host and the event will include a tribute to Lindsay Walleman, live auction, and an outdoor beer garden featuring Star Hill, Blackstone, Jackalope, Fat Bottom, and Turtle Anarchy breweries. Event sponsors include SunTrust, Lucchese Boots in the Gulch, Decosimo, Harris Real Estate & Auction, and Jim Havey Public Relations.

Tickets are $25 and available at
Twitter: @tufwwbenefit


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UMG CRS Luncheon Brings Massive Roster of Talent

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This year UMG and Capitol combined their rosters with performances by 21 artists for the annual UMG Luncheon at CRS. Lady Antebellum opened the show with their current single “Downtown” and before the trio exited the stage, Risser presented Hillary Scott with a “Baby Antebellum” onesie.

Newcomer Drake White previewed his debut single “Simple Life” while Eric Paslay performed a new ballad “She Don’t Love You,” from his upcoming debut album. Kacey Musgraves, Brothers Osborne, Kelleigh Bannen and Chris Stapleton were among the other new artits. Newcomer, Mickey Guyton earned a standing ovation for her performance of “Better Than You Left Me.”

Little Big Town performed their new single “Your Side of the Bed.”  They sounded amazing as usual, and they earned a standing ovation from the crowd.

Luke Bryan
performed a new song with Chris Stapleton and Josh Turner performed,”Deeper Than My Love,” a song Stapleton wrote.

Fresh from the studio, Dierks Bentley performed a funny tune titled “Drunk on a Plane.” He admitted he’s not sure if it would make it on his next album, but wanted to perform it anyway.

Among the other artists to take the Ryman stage were Scotty McCreery, Randy Montana, David Nail, Darius Rucker and Lauren Alaina. David Nail surprised everyone by performing an uplifting tune, joking that he was on enough medication now to make him feel that way.

Although last year Vince Gill was thought to be leaving Universal, Vince appeared on stage to explain he’s back and working on new music with the label.

Gill dedicated his performance of “Go Rest High on That Mountain” to the late Mindy McCready saying he didn’t know her well but “she was part of our family, part of the history of country music and that mattered.”

George Strait topped off the show with a three-song set.

I wish we had more photos for you, but we were forbidden to snap any…shucks…darn.

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Aaron Lewis Kicks-Off Headlining Tour

Aaron Lewis

Aaron Lewis will kick off the first leg of “The Road Tour” beginning November 3rd in Mount Pocono, PA.  Randy Montana will join Lewis on the 20 plus-city tour wrapping on December 15th, in Albany, NY. To purchase tickets visit

“Touring and connecting with the audience has a huge influence on my music,” says Lewis. “This new record was essentially written and recorded while I was out on the road and the songs really reflect all the emotions that come with that.”

Lewis proudly shares his country roots with the release of his first full-length solo album, The Road, in stores November 13th. The album is deeply rooted in traditional country and features nine powerful, pensive and unforgettable new Lewis compositions. The Road also features the first song Lewis has ever recorded by an outside writer, the Rhett Akins/Dallas Davidson/Bobby Pinson-penned “Granddaddy’s Gun.”

A new single from the album, “Forever,” has just shipped to radio and a video for the track will soon debut on CMT, GAC and other outlets.

Nashville native, Randy Montana, joins Lewis as an acoustic opener on the upcoming tour dates. No stranger to the road, Montana has toured with acts such as Sugarland, Taylor Swift and Lady Antebellum, and he’s thrilled to add Lewis to this musically diverse lineup.

“I’m really excited to be a part of this tour and looking forward to getting back on the road to play a lot of the new music I’ve been working on. I’m also a huge fan of Aaron’s music, so I’m fired up to be able to watch his show every night.”

Tour Dates:
*November 2-3 Mount Pocono, Mount Airy Casino Resort
November 4 Sayerville, NJ, Starland Ballroom
November 7 Munhall, PA, Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead
November 8 Columbus, OH, Bluestone
November 9 Knoxville, TN, Cotton Eyed Joe
November 10 Winston Salem, NC, Johnny & June’s Ultra Saloon
November 15 Davie, FL, Cowboys Saloon
November 16 Jacksonville, FL, Mavericks
November 17 Orlando, FL, Plaza Theatre
November 18 Clearwater, FL, Ruth Eckerd Hall
November 23 Kansas City, MO, Midland By AMC
November 24 Minneapolis, MN, Mill City Nights
November 25 Des Moines, IA, Val Air Ballroom
November 27 Springfield, MO, Gilloz Theatre
November 28 Scott, LA, Cowboys
November 29 Monroe, LA, The Hookin’ Bull
November 30 Winnie, TX, Nutty Jerry’s
*December 1 Ft Worth, TX, Billy Bob’s
December 7 Indianapolis, IN, Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
December 8 Rootstown, OH , Dusty Armadillo
December 9 Philladelphia, PA, Trocadero Theatre
December 11 Orono, ME, Alfond Arena at the University of ME
December 13 Williamsville, NY, Club Infinity
December 14 New York, NY, Irving Plaza
December 15 Clifton Park, NY, Northern Lights/Upstate Concert Hall
*signifies Randy Montana not performing

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