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Hillary Scott Shows Her Vulnerable Side with New Christian Single “Thy Will”

Hillary Scott

One third of the multi-PLATINUM group Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott candidly shared an open letter to fans via social media this morning, introducing her latest musical endeavor and describing the story behind her sonically stunning first single “Thy Will.” Serving as the debut from the forthcoming album LOVE REMAINS by Hillary Scott & The Scott Family, the tender track ships to Country and Christian radio today.

“I’m so excited the day is finally here that I get to share with you all what I’ve been up to,” announced Scott. “I have made a faith-based album entitled LOVE REMAINS. The best part about this collection of songs is that it is featuring my mom Linda Davis, my father Lang Scott and my little sister Rylee Scott, all produced by Ricky Skaggs. So ladies and gentlemen, I would like to introduce to you Hillary Scott & The Scott Family. I wanted to first share ‘Thy Will.’ I wrote this song about a very recent experience that left me heartbroken, asking why, and facing some of my most difficult days. This song is my letter to God. As I ask some really hard questions, I hold onto the truth that there is so much to the story of my life that I can’t see, but that I still choose to trust Him.”

The faith-based country collection follows more than 11 million album sales worldwide for Scott as one-third of the one of the world’s most popular groups, Lady Antebellum.  The trio has earned six PLATINUM singles and dubbed ACM and CMA “Vocal Group of the Year” three years in a row. In addition to co-writing six chart-topping Lady A hits including the 6x PLATINUM hit “Need You Now,” Scott has also written for artists such as Blake Shelton and Sara Evan’s No. one hit, “A Little Bit Stronger.” As a former MTSU student, the university recently started a scholarship in her honor for young women seeking a career in the music industry. For more information visit www.hillaryscott.com

Team Blake Brings Country to “The Voice” with Ricky Skaggs & Wynonna

Last night before Jordan Smith was crowned champion of NBC’s “The Voice,” Emily Ann Roberts put up a good fight with her performance of “Country Boy” with country legend Ricky Skaggs and Barrett Baber sang his heart out with Wynonna to “Know One Else on Earth.”

Ricky Skaggs to Perform on NBC’s The Voice

Ricky Skaggs

Country and bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs will be featured on NBC’s The Voice vocal competition, singing with one of the show’s finalists, Emily Ann Roberts.  Skaggs’ duet with Roberts will air on Tuesday night, December 15 at 8 pm ET / 7 pm CT.

Roberts, hailing from Knoxville, Tenn., is one of Blake Shelton’s two remaining team members and will be breaking out some country hits.  She will be joined by Skaggs to sing his #1 country song, “Country Boy.”

The Voice features the strongest vocalists from across the country who are invited to compete in this blockbuster vocal competition show’s ninth season. Internationally acclaimed artist Gwen Stefani returns to join megastars Pharrell Williams, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton as celebrity musician coaches, while Carson Daly continues to serve as host.  After many rounds of singing and voting, in the end, one contestant is named The Voice and receives the grand prize of a recording contract.

 

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is Ready to Deck the Hall for the Holidays

Deck the Hall

The holiday season is just around the corner, and it’s time to Deck the Hall at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. The museum will be packed with a month of seasonal activities in December that blend music, art, education and even Santa Claus, offering fun for the entire family.

Festivities officially kick off on Friday, Nov. 27, when a special guest lights the thirty-foot-tall Christmas tree in the museum’s Mike Curb Conservatory. This is the first tree lighting of the season in Nashville. The tree lighting will be followed with a brief performance by a special guest to be announced soon.

New this year, the museum will offer more music and cheer than ever before with four concerts in the CMA Theater. Every Wednesday in December will feature a festive performance beginning with Ricky Skaggs and The Whites on Dec. 2. The evening will include some of their children and grandchildren performing holiday favorites, making it a true family Christmas. Tickets start at $32.50.

On Dec. 9 “Little Miss Dynamite,” Brenda Lee, will light up the CMA Theater in her first-ever Nashville show.  Lee has never performed a full concert in the area and fans are sure to be “rockin’ around the Christmas tree” as she performs her hits, gospel favorites, Christmas selections and a tribute to the troops. Tickets start at $45.

 “I am so excited to ‘deck the hall’ with the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum as they open their doors to the Nashville community and celebrate the spirit of the season,” says Lee. “I can’t think of a better time of year to play my first ever Nashville show than during the holidays!”

The museum will present an evening with Lonestar on Dec. 16. The performance will feature all the group’s #1 hits, including “I’m Already There,” “No News” and “Amazed,” as well as holiday classics. Tickets start at $50.

Finally, on Dec. 23, newly inducted Country Music Hall of Fame Members, The Oak Ridge Boys, will take the CMA Theater stage to share their hits and Christmas favorites. Tickets start at $50.

Tickets for all shows go on sale Friday, Oct. 30, at 10 a.m. CDT. There will also be a limited number of VIP packages available for each concert, which include premier seating, artists meet-and-greet, and a limited edition Hatch Show Print. For more information and to purchase tickets visit countrymusichalloffame.org/deckthehall2015.

Throughout the holiday season, the museum will offer many free-to-the-public activities. Santa Claus will be on hand for free photos with children of all ages on both Saturday and Sunday during Deck the Hall this year. Don’t miss Santa on Nov. 28-29, Dec. 5-6, Dec. 12-13 and Dec. 19-20. String City: Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry, a puppet show partnership between the Nashville Public Library and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, returns to the museum for a two-day run, Nov. 27–28. Families can also enjoy cookie decorating on Sundays, Nov. 29, Dec. 6 and Dec. 20. Cookies—made from a Trisha Yearwood recipe—as well as icing and edible decorations, will be provided.

The museum once again hosts WSM-AM (650)’s Coffee, Country & Cody for a holiday concert Dec. 4. T. Graham Brown will perform, with more participants to be announced soon. Tickets are $6.50 and go on sale Nov. 9. Visit WSM online for more information.

Back by popular demand, the museum will present A Legendary Holiday at Historic RCA Studio B, which will include a tour of the studio and a holiday concert with guitarist Meagan Taylor, great-niece of Chet Atkins, pianist Jason Coleman, grandson of Floyd Cramer and Country Music Hall of Fame member Charlie McCoy.  Dates are Dec. 18, 19 and 20. Seating is limited and tickets are $15. Tours depart from the museum at 4:00 p.m. and return at 6:00 p.m.

Admission to most holiday programs is free with museum admission and free to museum members. Individual membership starts at $45 and makes a great holiday gift. Perks of membership include unlimited free admission to the museum for one year; free access to over 250 programs; exclusive artist meet-and-greets; exciting members-only exhibition openings; and discounts at the Museum Store, Circa, Hatch Show Print Store, 2|22, and Bajo Sexto Taco.

The museum’s retail shops have items for every shopper’s budget this season. Visit the Hatch Show Print Store for a large selection of handmade prints, cards and branded merchandise or choose a one-of-a-kind framed monoprint from Hatch Show Print’s Haley Gallery. Circa and the Museum Store offerings include LPs and CDs, specialty books, Nashville-made gifts, food and home accessories, men’s and women’s apparel, jewelry and much more.

Additional details and a comprehensive list of all Deck the Hall activities can be found at countrymusichalloffame.org/deckthehall2015. Follow @countrymusichof on Twitter and join the conversation using #DeckTheHall.

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