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Reba to Headline Dawn Sears & Friends Benefit

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Reba McEntire will headline Dawn Sears & Friends at Depot Square in Gallatin, TN Nov. 30.

Organized by singer and lung cancer patient Sears, the benefit will help fund lung cancer research at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. Other performers include The Time Jumpers (of which Sears and Vince Gill are members) and Riders In The Sky. Olympic figure skater Scott Hamilton will emcee. Tickets and more info here.

Reba McEntire Signs New Record Deal and Announces New Music

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Reba McEntire announced this morning that she is headed back into the recording studio thanks a little push from longtime friend Scott Borchetta.

Reba appeared on America’s Morning Show this morning (10/21) to announce her partnership with Nash Icon Music.

The label is a joint venture between Borchetta’s Big Machine Label Group and Cumulus Media. The company, which was announced earlier this year, will produce new music and live events from country music’s most popular artists of the last 25 years. Reba is the label’s inaugural artist.

“I’m feeling very flattered, honored,” Reba said following the announcement. “You get to a point in your career where you think, ‘I’ve been very lucky to get to do what I do, and now it’s everybody else’s turn.’ For them to come back and say, ‘We want you to record again, we want new music.’ That’s pretty big news to me and it made me feel so good that they wanted to hear more of my music. I’m very humbled.”

The album will be Reba’s first new studio album in five years. She’s working with longtime producer Tony Brown and veteran producer James Stroud on the project.

Reba said she’s already recorded 11 songs and that six are completely finished. She doesn’t have an exact date when fans will hear the new songs, but she promises “soon.”

“I’m having a wonderful time in the studio again,” McEntire said. “It’s just a blast. When they came to me with this idea, I was for it 100 percent. I’m sure hoping fans like it. If they don’t, we’ll go back in and cut something else.”

 

Little Big Town to be the Newest Members of the Grand Ole Opry

© 2014 Grand Ole Opry / Photos By: Chris Hollo

© 2014 Grand Ole Opry / Photos By: Chris Hollo

Critically acclaimed Grammy®-winning vocal group Little Big Town (Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, and Jimi Westbrook) was invited to join the Grand Ole Opry yesterday evening by Opry member and friend Reba McEntire. The group will be formally inducted into the Opry on Fri., Oct. 17 by Opry member Vince Gill.

As the group finished a three-song set with its smash “Pontoon,” McEntire appeared from the side of the stage, improvising on the song’s last few words. “I know the Grand Ole Opry is very important to y’all, because this is the first place you guys played together as a group in 1999,” McEntire began after the impromptu collaboration. “I have been asked to ask y’all, Little Big Town, would y’all like to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry?”

After hugs with McEntire and between the members as well as a collective “yes” from the group, McEntire said, “Special moments like this—they’re priceless.”

Speaking for the group, Fairchild cheered, “Thank you, Grand Ole Opry! We will try to make you proud!”

Opry Vice President and General Manager Pete Fisher said, “We have been enjoying Grand Ole Opry visits from Little Big Town for almost 15 years now. During that time, the group has developed an amazing artistry and has won over millions of fans, all while maintaining a commitment to and love for the Opry we saw firsthand tonight. We will all be excited to officially welcome Little Big Town to the Opry family October 17.”

Top Country Tweets of the Week August 18-24

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10. @DierksBentley  ·  lonesome hotel. little spiders in the bed. no choice but to put my wet stage clothes back on, tuck jeans into socks!

9. @bretteldredge  · Going to Alaska tomorrow! I hope I find a toothless bear and give it a big Hug!

8. @blakeshelton  ·  There’s a Neon Light at the end of the tunnel tunnel tunnel….. Bitch. Bitch. Bitch..

7. @BradPaisley  ·  Took a day off from leaking. Well, not entirely. But musically. Anyway…tomorrow! On a very special episode of #leakingmoonshine

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6. @thebandperry  ·  #SUMMA.

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5. @reba  · Narvel and I had a great time watching 9 to 5 in Franklin, TN yesterday with our friends Harrison & John Schuck!

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4. @kelliepickler  · Peanut :) http://instagram.com/p/r5cIG8r2mJ/

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3. @TheFarmMusic  · Praying that this thing stays on that truck. It would end up being a sh$&@y day! ~NH

2. @ScottyMcCreery  · About had to leave for the road w/ no phone! Couldnt find it this mornin.. Was chillin under the couch cushion downstairs. Lol

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  1. @TheTimMcGraw  · newfoundland…. beautiful spot they have here

Go Backstage at the Academy of Country Music Awards

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The Academy of Country Music is announcing that the first-ever ACM commemorative book, This Is Country: A Backstage Pass to the Academy of Country Music Awards will be available to music fans everywhere on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at booksellers nationwide, and is available NOW for pre-order at Amazon.  Written by the Academy’s own Lisa Lee, with a foreword by Reba, the gorgeous 224 page book invites fans to peek behind the scenes of the ACM Awards.  All of the Academy’s proceeds from sales of the book will go to ACM Lifting Lives.

Featuring contributions by country music’s biggest stars from the 1960s to the present day, including Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Loretta Lynn, Alabama’s Randy Owen, Reba, Blake Shelton, George Strait, and Marty Stuart, and commentary from Kenny Chesney, Merle Haggard, Faith Hill, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and many more, This Is Country is a must-have for fans of music everywhere.

From the first informal ceremony at the Hollywood Palladium in the mid-’60s to today’s star-studded LIVE telecast viewed by millions, generations of country’s biggest superstars have graced the Academy of Country Music Awards stage.  Now, in anticipation of the 50th ACM Awards telecast next spring, the Academy has opened its archive for the first time ever to reveal candid, never-before-seen photographs and memorabilia capturing some of the greatest moments in the history of country music. Rich with backstage and performance photographs, compelling behind-the-scenes stories, and firsthand accounts from country legends and contemporary artists, This Is Country: A Backstage Pass to the Academy of Country Music Awards (Insight Editions / $50.00 / September 2014) offers a rare and intimate glimpse into the past, present, and evolution of the Academy.

“For five decades, the Academy of Country Music Awards has proudly showcased the best in country music, to the delight of millions of viewers,” said Bob Romeo, CEO of the Academy of Country Music. “We are so excited to share some of the most candid moments in our history with music fans. ‘This Is Country’ truly is a backstage pass to the ACM Awards.”

“It’s an incredible honor to help tell the story of the Academy as well as the stories of the amazing artists and people behind the scenes who have built it over the last 50 years,” said Lee.  “To flip through the pages and watch the show evolve from a Southern California banquet to a network television powerhouse is a sight to behold.”

“It’s been a wonderful experience working with the Academy and Lisa Lee,” said Robbie Schmidt, Insight Editions’ acquisitions editor. “The ACM has an incredibly rich history and we’re excited to offer country music fans this intimate look behind the scenes. A special thank you to the iconic artists whose participation and support made this book possible.”

All of the Academy’s proceeds from sales of the book will go to ACM Lifting Lives, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music, dedicated to improving lives through the power of music.  Through partnerships with artists and strong ties in the music industry, ACM Lifting Lives develops and funds music-related therapy and education programs, and serves members of the community who face unexpected hardships through its Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund. Through generous donations and the support of artists and fans, ACM Lifting Lives is able to fund everything from disaster relief and helping communities in need, to music education in schools and music camps for those with disabilities, to supporting programs that use music therapy as a means to help our veterans and wounded warriors, while providing grants to help them ease back into life.  For more details on the book or for more information on ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy of Country Music, please visit www.ACMcountry.com or www.ACMLiftingLives.org.

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