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Front and Center” Kicks-off New Season with Hunter Hayes, Brandy Clark, Sara Evans, Martina McBride & Little Big Town.

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The critically acclaimed music series “Front and Center” will kick off its new season with four all-new CMA Songwriters Series episodes with Hunter Hayes; Bob DiPiero featuring Brandy Clark; Sara Evans and Martina McBride; and Little Big Town.

The episodes, which will begin airing Saturday on Public Television, collectively feature guest appearances from some of Nashville’s best-known songwriters including Barry Dean, Natalie Hemby, Hillary Lindsey, Aimee Mayo, Shane McAnally, Lori McKenna, Gretchen Peters, Liz Rose, Gordie Sampson, The Warren Brothers, and songwriting artist Charlie Worsham. Check local listings for airdates and times in each market and for a sneak peek at the new season click here.

“Kicking off the start of the new season of ‘Front and Center’ with our CMA Songwriter Series episodes is something that we’re especially excited about,” said Don Maggi, “Front and Center” Executive Producer. “Not only were the performances of the artists who participated special, but the respect that they showed the songwriters and the stories that they told, gave us some incredible moments.”

“CMA is proud of our partnership and creative collaborations with ‘Front and Center’,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “These shows shine a national spotlight not only on Country Music and the great artists in these episodes, but also on our amazing songwriting community and the CMA Songwriters Series, which has fans around the world.”

April 4 – Hunter Hayes
CMA Award-winning, multi-instrumentalist Hayes performs with fellow songwriters Barry Dean (“Pontoon,” Little Big Town), Lori McKenna (“I’m Workin’,” Tim McGraw), and Gordie Sampson (“Just A Dream,” Carrie Underwood). The episode features Hayes and his guests performing songs from his chart-topping album Storyline and features the hit “Invisible,” as well songs from his No.1, self-titled, Platinum-selling debut album.

April 11 – Bob DiPiero featuring CMA Award Winner Brandy Clark
Bob DiPiero, a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and co-creator of the CMA Songwriters Series, is joined by reigning CMA Award winner for CMA Song of the Year and two-time 2015 Grammy Award-nominee Brandy Clark along with her co-writer on the 2014 CMA Song of the Year, Shane McAnally, and recording artist Charlie Worsham. The foursome takes turns performing songs they helped pen including hits like “Follow Your Arrow” (recorded by Kacey Musgraves), “Blue Clear Sky” (recorded by George Strait), and “Gone” (recorded by Montgomery Gentry).

April 18 – Sara Evans and Martina McBride: Ladies Night Out
Multiple CMA Award winners Sara Evans and Martina McBride join forces for a special “CMA Songwriters Series: Ladies Night Out.” Evans’ recent studio album Slow Me Down debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart. She’s had five No. 1 songs, two No. 1 Country albums, sold six million albums, and has been nominated and/or won nearly 10 major music awards. McBride has sold more than 18 million albums, which have included six No.1s, and has earned more than 15 major music awards including four wins for CMA Female Vocalist of the Year. Together Evans and McBride present songwriters Gretchen Peters (“Independence Day,” Martina McBride), Aimee Mayo (“Let’s Make Love,” Faith Hill), and The Warren Brothers (“Red Solo Cup,” Toby Keith). The ladies also perform career hits including Evans’ “Born To Fly” and “Stronger”; and McBride’s “Teenage Daughters” and “Independence Day.”

April 25 – Little Big Town
Grammy Award winners and three-time CMA Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town bring out long-time songwriting collaborators and friends, Hillary Lindsey (“Jesus Take The Wheel,” Carrie Underwood), Natalie Hemby (“Downtown,” Lady Antebellum), Liz Rose (“Teardrops On My Guitar,” Taylor Swift), and Lori McKenna. The recent Grand Ole Opry inductees perform some of their best-loved hits including “Boondocks” and “Tornado” as well as songs from their latest album Pain Killer.

The new season of “Front and Center” will begin feeding to Public Television as follows:
Hunter Hayes — as of Saturday
Bob DiPiero featuring Brandy Clark — as of April 11
Sara Evans and Martina McBride — as of April 18
Little Big Town — as of April 25

For more information on the “Front and Center” music series please visit frontandcenter.com and check out the YouTube page at youtube.com/frontandcentertv.

Dierks Bentley, Jake Owen, Sara Evans & MORE to Rock Stagecoach!!

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AXS TV is unveiling its first glimpse at the artist lineup for the network’s broadcast of the 10th Annual Stagecoach Country Music Festival, on Friday, April 24th through Sunday, April 26th. The line-up includes some of the hottest bands on the circuit today such as ZZ Top, Dierks Bentley and Jake Owen. The festival will air each evening, starting at 9pE/6pP. This is the third consecutive year that AXS TV will broadcast the fan-favorite event, presenting 21 hours of coverage as the genre’s biggest stars take the stage at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA. Additional artists will be added to AXS TV’s broadcast schedule closer to the event.

Over the last decade, Stagecoach has firmly established itself as California’s premier Country music festival, delivering a one-of-a-kind experience spanning decades of well-known classics and modern hits. AXS TV is giving viewers a front row seat to the action with seven hours of coverage kicking off on Friday, April 24th, with a fully loaded lineup featuring radio kings Jake Owen (“Barefoot Blue Jean Night”) and Kip Moore (“Beer Money”); Western swing ensemble The Time Jumpers, featuring the legendary Vince Gill and Kenny Sears (“So Far Apart”); family four-piece Parmalee (“Carolina”); indie sensation Sturgill Simpson (“Just Let Go”); and Brooklyn outfit The Lone Bellow (“Then Came The Morning”).

Then, on Saturday, April 25th, tune in for an A-list roster of established favorites and exciting up-and-comers featuring superstar hit maker Dierks Bentley (“Drunk On A Plane,” “I Hold On”); Nashville sensation Justin Moore (“Small Town USA”); classic rock icons ZZ Top (“Sharp Dressed Man,” “Gimme All Your Lovin’”); and Country quartet the Eli Young Band (“Even If It Breaks Your Heart”).

The channel closes out the weekend on Sunday, April 26, with unforgettable performances from beloved brother-sister trio The Band Perry (“If I Die Young,” “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely”); soulful songstress Sara Evans (“A Little Bit Stronger,” “Born to Fly”); Southern Rock heroes George Thorogood & the Destroyers (“Bad To The Bone”) and The Outlaws (“Green Grass & Tides”); and chart-topping newcomers Maddie & Tae (“Girl In A Country Song”).

In conjunction with AXS TV’s season of music festivals—opening with the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival on Friday, April 17—Stagecoach viewers will be able to access special festival-specific content on an all-new interactive microsite via www.axs.tv/festival/Stagecoach

Carrie Underwood, Zac Brown Band, The Band Perry & MORE to Play Thunder on the Mountain

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Thunder on the Mountain is excited to release the performance days of the 2015 headliners. Carrie Underwood and Big & Rich kick things off Friday, June 26th followed by Zac Brown Band and Jerrod Niemann on Saturday, June 27th. Super-siblings, The Band Perry, will close out the weekend on Sunday, June 28th along with Eli Young Band and Sara Evans.

Single Day Passes are now available for only $79 plus fees/taxes. Thunder on the Mountain has also added multiple upgraded camping options including Glamping and Country Coach VIP Tour Packages. Glamping, short for glamorous camping, provides patrons a luxury campsite with tent and sleeping accommodations included, and it’s all set up before your arrival! Country Coach VIP Tour Packages sleeps you and up to eight friends in your own tour bus. Party like a rockstar in the heart of all the action with a multitude of amenities included beyond VIP.

The picturesque landscape of Mulberry Mountain will provide the backdrop for the much-anticipated return of the rowdiest honky-tonk party this side of the Mason-Dixon Line. Along with world-class talent, Thunder on the Mountain is situated on 650 acres of rolling hills and beautiful national forest. The three-day event will feature four stages of music, over 50 musical acts, remarkable food and craft vendors, river floats, fishing, waterfalls, hiking, premier RV camping and much more.

Three Day and Single Day Passes, along with VIP, RV at Main Venue and Camping Passes are on sale now. Please visit www.ThunderOnTheMountain.com for tickets and more information.

Kicker Country Stampede Gets Bigger with Travis Tritt, Craig Morgan, Love and Theft and More!

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Travis Tritt, who is celebrating 25 years of making Country music with hits including “Country Club,” “It’s a Great Day to Be Alive,” “Anymore” and “Help Me Hold On,” is one of the latest additions to the star-studded Kicker Country Stampede 2015 line-up. Tritt, Craig Morgan, Love and Theft, Dallas Smith, LOCASH, Chase Bryant, Angaleena Presley, Chris Lane, Clare Dunn, Caroline Kole and the Kristina Craig Band will join previously-announced performers megastar and judge on NBC’s The Voice Blake Shelton, superstar duo Florida Georgia Line, Country music’s sweetheart Sara Evans, Jerrod Niemann, Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion, Blackjack Billy and Sasha McVeigh on the Kicker Country Stampede main stage June 25-28 in Manhattan, Kansas.

For the second year in a row, Kicker Country Stampede is officially sold out of Premier, Preferred and Reserved Primitive campsites. For those fans who want the full Stampede experience, a very limited number of first come, first serve primitive campsites are available for $140 until Feb. 28. First come, first serve primitive campers are welcome to bring either a tent or RV. For more information on tickets and camping or for any of your Kicker Country Stampede needs, visit www.countrystampede.com or call 800-795-8091.

VIP tickets are available for $530, four-day GA passes for $130, four-day, jump-the-line passes for $140, reserved seats for $260 until Feb. 28. Want to take advantage of our current pricing but don’t have the cash? Choose the EZ-Pay Plan at check out to split your payment up over five months. Use it to purchase tickets, camping or add-on options! For more information on tickets or for any of your Kicker Country Stampede needs, visit www.countrystampede.com or call 800-795-8091.

Kicker Country Stampede offered a full-fan experience in 2014 with fun for attendees of any age. In addition to the main stage boasting the biggest names in country music, Steel Rodeo Tours provided non-stop, action packed freestyle motocross exhibitions. The Nashville Songwriters Association International Songwriters Tent featured established, as well as up-and-coming songwriters, including Lance Carpenter, Rob Northcutt Band, Tony Ramey and more. Kite’s Grille & Bar Tuttleville Stage once again showcased the best local talent the Midwest has to offer, including Tim Zach & The Whiskey Bent, County Road 5, Jared Daniels Band and more. Other activities included a carnival, mouth-watering vendor food, shopping, interactive exhibits and much, much more.

Follow Kicker Country Stampede on Twitter at: twitter.com/countrystampede and like them on Facebook at: facebook.com/countrystampede.

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