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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.

Reba McEntire & Lionel Richie Join Celebrity Fight Night

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Reba McEntire, Lionel Richie, David Foster and Larry King will join Andrea Bocelli for the international debut of Celebrity Fight Night, in Tuscany, Italy September 3rd – 7th. Thanks to Bocelli’s personal invitation to present the event in Italy, this marks the first time it will be celebrated outside the United States. Joining these celebrities will also be Maestro Zubin Mehta, Sophia Loren and the face of Celebrity Fight Night, Muhammad Ali, has also been invited.

The benefit trip will bring 100 philanthropic donors and special guests all around the region showing them the best in arts, culture and entertainment. Sophia Loren will be celebrated at an exclusive event at Bocelli’s villa in Forte dei Marmi, a few days before her 80th birthday. 16-time Grammy winning producer David Foster will direct the entertainment at this private party that will include Lionel Richie, Reba McEntire, Ronnie Dunn, and Sinbad.

“Although we have been asked many times to bring our annual charity event to other cities, we have always politely declined.” said Jimmy Walker, Chairman of Celebrity Fight Night. “All that changed when Andrea Bocelli personally invited us into his home country to join him for this tremendous endeavor. We are fortunate to have the partnership of such an iconic superstar, along with the welcoming cooperation and support of many people and companies in Italy.”

The festivities will culminate with a star-studded charity Gala dinner on Sunday, September 7, at Salone dei Cinquecento in Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. Bocelli will sing along with the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra directed by Zubin Mehta. Reba McEntire will receive a special honor during the evening commemorating her long-term support for charities.

“We’re deeply proud that Celebrity Fight Night has offered to dedicate this year’s charity trip also to the Andrea Bocelli Foundation,” said Laura Biancalani, President of the Andrea Bocelli Foundation. “This collaboration among the different entities, blending our ideas, strengths and resources, has proven to be a labor of joy. The enthusiasm that continues to develop on all sides is proof that our combined energies will conquer new frontiers and bring us nearer to our ambitious goals. Our heartfelt thanks for CFN’s support, which is already enabling the Andrea Bocelli Foundation to move ahead of schedule with our empowerment projects, especially on the ground in Haiti.”

“The Internationally known Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, part of the Barrow Neurological Institute, in Phoenix USA, has been able to carry out Muhammad and Lonnie Ali’s vision of providing the best care to all people with Parkinson’s disease from everywhere on the planet regardless of ability to pay,” said Dr. Abraham Lieberman, Director of the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center. “The research and the services provided by the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center is made possible through the generosity of the benefactors of Celebrity Fight Night. Muhammad and Lonnie Ali join me and everyone at the Center in wishing a resounding success to Celebrity Fight Night in Italy. This event’s generosity benefits all people with Parkinson disease”

Families of the most exclusive Italian fashion houses in Italy will also be joining the cause, including Stefano Ricci, Antico Setificio Fiorentino, Ermanno Scervino, Roberto Cavalli, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Emilio Pucci, as well as the renowned Marchesi de Frescobaldi winery, luxury automaker Maserati, and Italian watch designer Officine Panerai.

All proceeds will go to the Andrea Bocelli Foundation and the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center.

Reba’s Pray for Peace Movement

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On Monday (7/21) Reba McEntire released a new song and video “Pray For Peace” via her website and social media pages.

“The idea to write [the song] came to me last year as I was walking on our place in Gallatin, TN,” she says. “For days I’d sing, ‘Pray for Peace’ over and over. It wasn’t until several months later did the other parts start to fall in place. Some, not until we got into the studio to record it.”

The tune is already generating big name support. Keith Urban posted a YouTube video of his family praying. Amy Grant posted a video of herself singing the song on her Facebook page. And while there’s no official word on whether “Pray For Peace” will be on a new album, her pal Ronnie Dunn says via his Facebook page, “No record label knew what to do with it, so she made it an online thing.”

Reba’s “Fancy” Goes Gangsta with Iggy Azalea Remix

Reba McEntire‘s classic song “Fancy” is being shared with a whole new generation of folks and a whole in genre. Rap=pess Iggy Azalea has put her gangsta spin on the country classic, remixing it into something only recognizable by the back-up beat and Reba’s vocals sprinkled throughout. What do you think? Or better yet…what does Reba think??

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