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More Than 40,000 Fans Attend The 2nd Annual Taste of Country Music Festival

PHOTO CREDIT: Joshua Timmermans, Taste of Country Music Festival

PHOTO CREDIT: Joshua Timmermans, Taste of Country Music Festival

More than 40,000 enthusiastic country music fans turned out for the Northeast’s premiere 3-day country music festival – the 2nd Annual Taste of Country Music Festival – held June 13-15 Hunter Mountain Resort (Hunter, NY) in the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County.

To catch a brief video recap of the flavors, artists and thousands of fans who helped make this year’s Taste of Country Music weekend a huge success click HERE.

The star-packed lineup for this year’s festival included Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Brantley Gilbert, Hank Williams, Jr., Randy Houser, Thompson Square, Craig Morgan, Thomas Rhett, Tyler Farr, Eric Paslay, Charlie Worsham, Leah Turner, The Cadillac Three Chase Rice, Blackjack Billy, Gwen Sebastian and Jamie Lynn Spears.

Saturday night, TasteofCountry.com host Billy Dukes made the onstage announcement that Tim McGraw will be the first headliner for the 2015 festival.

“We are grateful and humbled by the support we’ve gotten from the fans of the Taste of Country Music Festival this year,” said Dhruv Prasad, Executive Vice President – Live Events, Townsquare Media Group. “Thanks again to all the great artists who performed on our stages this year, our hosts at Hunter Mountain, all of our great staff, and the folks in Greene County for welcoming us again. We are already looking forward to producing another great experience in 2015, and could not be more excited to bring Tim McGraw up to the Mountain!”

The 3rd Annual Taste of Country Music Festival will be held June 12-14, 2015, the weekend following the eleventh annual Mountain Jam Music Festival, scheduled for June 4-7, 2015.

For more information about the Taste of Country Music Festival – and to purchase tickets for the 2015 festival – go to www.tasteofcountryfestival.com.

Darius Rucker Announces Darius & Friends Benefit Concert

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Darius Rucker will be hosting his fifth annual “Darius and Friends” benefit concert on Monday, June 2nd at the Wildhorse Saloon in downtown Nashville. Featuring performances by Rucker and a star-studded lineup including Clint Black, Eli Young Band, David Nail, Cassadee Pope, Kenny Rogers, Corey Smith and Thompson Square, the sold-out show unofficially kicks off CMA Music Festival Week. All proceeds from the concert will go directly to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Additionally, the annual Darius and Friends Celebrity Golf Tournament, also benefiting St. Jude, will take place on Tuesday, June 3. Artists and celebrities set to tee off for the cause this year include Colt Ford, Scott Hamilton, JT Hodges, Randy Houser, Tommy John, Charles Kelley, Dustin Lynch, Derek Mason, David Nail, Jon Pardi, Eric Paslay, Keifer Thompson and more. Since its inception, “Darius and Friends” has raised more than $225,000 for St. Jude through the concert, celebrity golf tournament and charity auction.

“This is one of my favorite events every year and I’m so glad we’re able to support St. Jude for the fifth year in a row,” said Rucker. “St. Jude does such amazing work for young cancer patients and their families, and I’m grateful to all my fellow artists and friends for coming together to have some fun and support such a great cause.”

Rucker is currently on the road headlining his True Believers Tour. For more information, please visit www.DariusRucker.com

Country on the River to Benefit Operation Toop Aid

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Country On The River, a multi-day music festival taking place in Iowa on June 20 – 21 and Wisconsin on August 7 – 9, has named Operation Troop Aid as the official charity.

The Iowa festival will feature performances by Gary Allan, Bret Michaels, Montgomery Gentry, Gretchen Wilson, Thompson Square, Tracy Lawrence, Lonestar and Joe Diffie. The Wisconsin festival will feature performances by Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, Tracy Lawrence, Kix Brooks, Thompson Square, Sawyer Brown, Dustin Lynch, Parmalee and Trick Pony.

“We are very honored to have Operation Troop Aid with us at Country On The River. The support they bring to our troops is invaluable. Country On The River is committed to the Troop Aid cause and we fully support their efforts. We look forward to having Operation Troop Aid in both Iowa and Wisconsin,” says festival organizer Scott Sheckler.

Since its inception, Operation Troop Aid has garnered the support of music celebrities across multiple genres, from KISS to Toby Keith and Cheap Trick to Charlie Daniels. Operation Troop Aid’s mission is to make a positive difference and inspire deployed U.S. service members by letting them know America stands with them. Operation Troop Aid provides care packages and bill assistance with revenue generated through professional concert promotions, entertainment initiatives and public financial generosity.

In addition, Operation Teddy Bear, which started in 2012 as an initiative of Harris Jewelry, continues in support of our military, both at home and abroad through the sale of uniformed teddy bears. Teddy Bears representing all branches of the military can be purchased for $15.00 at www.operationtroopaid.org or www.mybuddybears.com. To date, Operation Teddy Bear has raised over $100,000 to help Operation Troop Aid, a 501(c)3 organization, send care packages to deployed personnel and sponsor events for military families and communities.

Thompson Square is “Testing the Water”

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This week, multi-platinum selling duo Thompson Square released its new single “Testing the Water” to U.S. Country Radio. The fun-filled, frolicking splasher embodies the carefree sound and spirit of summer in the “holler,” including a memorable, double-entendre hook soon to become an anthem at swimming holes everywhere.

“Testing the Water,” written by hit songwriters Luke Laird, Shane McAnally and Hillary Lindsey, is the third single from Thompson Square’s sophomore album, JUST FEELS GOOD, and the follow-up to the #1 “If I Didn’t Have You” and Top 5 “Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About.”

Two-time ACM and CMA “Vocal Duo of the Year” Thompson Square also recently added a chart-topping record half a world away to its growing list of accolades when the duo’s song “Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About” reached #1 on Australia’s Official Country Airplay Chart, powered by The Music Network.

“We feel very honored to be a part of Australian country music history,” said Keifer Thompson. “We just left Australia and fell in love with it. This makes it even better. A huge thanks for country radio and all of our fans down under. Hope we get to see you again soon. “

Thompson Square recently took its 2014 JUST FEELS GOOD TOUR to fans and military bases across Australia and Asia. The husband/ wife duo of Keifer and Shawna Thompson is featured on the cover of NASH Magazine, included with the April 28th issue of Country Weekly, as the two discuss their five weeks abroad and connecting with fans half a world away. The issue is on newsstands now.

Thompson Square’s 2014 JUST FEELS GOOD TOUR is back stateside and dates are continuously being added. Visit http://www.thompsonsquare.com for the latest news and dates. #JustFeelsGoodTour

“Testing the Water” is available on iTunes now! 

Grand Ole Opry Helps Kicks Off CRS 2014

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The Grand Ole Opry returned to Country Radio Seminar for its second straight year last night as it kicked off CRS 2014 at the Opening Night Welcome Reception.  The star-studded line-up included Opry members Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, and Old Crow Medicine Show, along with Thompson Square, Love & Theft, Brandy Clark, Will Hoge, Eric Paslay, Chris Young, and Charles Esten.  The Grand Ole Opry at CRS was sponsored by My Well-Being Powered by Humana and the performances are Powered by Live Nation.

The show that made country music famous transformed the East Hall of the Nashville Convention Center to give the standing room only crowd an authentic taste of the Opry and the Grand Ole Opry House.  The Opry’s signature barn backdrop and iconic microphone set the stage for the two-hour show.

You can check out the rest of our pictures from CRS on our Flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/countrymusictattletale/sets/

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