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Trailer Choir Sends New Single “Ice Cold Summer” to Radio

L to R: Tony Morreale, Average Joes Ent.; Trailer Choir's Big Vinny, Matt Corbin, Star Farm;, Michael Powers, Star Farm; Trailer Choir's Butter, Mandi Dixon, Mandolin Entertainment

L to R: Tony Morreale, Average Joes Ent.; Trailer Choir’s Big Vinny, Matt Corbin, Star Farm;, Michael Powers, Star Farm; Trailer Choir’s Butter, Mandi Dixon, Mandolin Entertainment

Hit Country Duo, Trailer Choir, return to the airwaves with their long-awaited high-energy single, “Ice Cold Summer,” which just shipped to radio stations nationwide. The catchy summertime jam, written by Big Vinny, Butter, Brandon Ray Tant and Scott Martin Mills, will impact radio April 11, 2016.

“We’ve primarily been focused on touring and writing new songs over the past two years,” said Big Vinny. “Out of about 50 songs that we wrote, we felt this one was the best to introduce the new Trailer Choir,” added Butter.

Recently signed to Nashville-based, Average Joes Entertainment. Big Vinny and Butter have already made a notable impression on country music with hits like “Rockin’ The Beer Gut,” “Rollin’ Through The Sunshine” and “Off The Hillbilly Hook,” which was featured in Toby Keith’s film, Beer For My Horses.

Their song, “Better With A Beer,” was featured on Average Joes’ wildly popular Mud Digger 6 series. The duo’s debut album for the label is scheduled for release later this year.For more information on Trailer Choir, visit; Instagram: @trailerchoirofficial; Twitter@TrailerChoir

CMA Fest Announces 40 Hours of Free Concerts


Music continues to be the main attraction at the 2012 CMA Music Festival with a variety of artists from up-and-comers to legendary hitmakers performing on the new BIC Soleil Bella Beach Stage as well as the very popular Bud Light Stage at the Bridgestone Plaza where fans can enjoy 40 hours of concerts for free.

“Live music is a hallmark of CMA Music Festival and we are excited to be able to add a new stage and even more performances this year,” said Steve Moore, CMA Chief Executive Officer.

The BIC Soleil Bella Beach Stage is a new addition to the Festival in 2012 with concerts and fun-in-the-sun activities starting at 11:00 AM/CT each day during the Festival, which runs Thursday through Sunday, June 7-10.

The Bud Light Stage at Bridgestone Arena Plaza, at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Broadway, is always a fan favorite and a great place to check out some of Country’s hottest acts. Packed with music fans in 2011, the stage is bigger and better in 2012 with a diverse lineup of performers and the addition of the world-famous Clydesdale horses nearby.
Artists currently scheduled to perform at the Bud Light Stage at Bridgestone Arena Plaza include:

Thursday, June 7
11:00 AM – 11:25 AM Jeff Bates
11:45 AM – 12:10 PM Greg Bates
12:30 PM – 12:55 PM Julie Roberts
1:15 PM – 1:40 PM Tyler Farr
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM “Classic Country Show” featuring Moe Bandy, T. Graham Brown, Janie Fricke, and Gene Watson, hosted by Moore & Moore.
3:20 PM – 3:45 PM Trent Tomlinson
4:05 PM – 4:30 PM Miss Willie Brown
4:50 PM – 5:15 PM Cledus T. Judd
 Friday, June 8
11:00 AM – 11:25 AM Eric Paslay
11:45 AM – 12:10 PM Rose Falcon
12:30 PM – 12:55 PM Katie Armiger
1:15 PM – 1:40 PM Exile
2:00 PM – 2:25 PM The McClymonts
2:45 PM – 3:10 PM Frankie Ballard
3:30 PM – 3:55 PM Big Smo
4:15 PM – 4:40 PM Drake White
5:00 PM – 5:25 PM Blackberry Smoke
 Saturday, June 9
11:00 AM – 11:25 AM Josh Gracin
11:45 AM – 12:10 PM Trailer Choir
12:30 PM – 12:55 PM Sonia Leigh
1:15 PM – 1:40 PM Randy Montana
2:45 PM – 3:10 PM The Cleverly’s
3:30 PM – 3:55 PM Canaan Smith
4:15 PM – 4:40 PM Jaida Dreyer
5:00 PM – 5:25 PM Bucky Covington
 Sunday, June 10
11:00 AM – 11:25 AM Mark Wills
11:45 AM – 12:10 PM Jon Pardi
12:30 PM – 12:55 PM Jason Michael Carroll
1:15 PM – 1:40 PM Mandy Barnett
2:00 PM – 2:25 PM Joanna Smith
2:45 PM – 3:10 PM Charlie Worsham
3:30 PM – 3:55 PM Kentucky Headhunters
4:15 PM – 4:40 PM Robin Meade
5:00 PM – 5:25 PM Andy Gibson

Hosts for the Bud Light Stage at Bridgestone Arena Plaza include singer Cody Clark, McVay Media’s Charlie Cook, WGSQ Radio’s Philip Gibbons, KKWF Radio’s Deanna Lee, WYRK Radio’s Clay Moden, “Music City 411” host Shane Tallant, and “Tennessee Mornings” host Kelly Sutton. Artists and time are subject to change.

New to this year’s CMA Music Festival is the BIC Soleil Bella Beach Stage. Located in Walk of Fame Park, this stage will offer a variety of artists entertaining fans in a beach-like setting. Artists currently scheduled to perform at the BIC Soleil Bella Beach Stage include:

Thursday, June 7
11:00 AM – 11:20 AM Mockingbird Sun
11:35 AM – 11:55 AM HER & Kings County
12:10 PM – 12:30 PM Lindsay Lawler
12:45 PM – 1:05 PM Tim Dugger
1:20 PM – 1:40 PM Blackjack Billy
1:55 PM – 2:15 PM Jason Cassidy
2:30 PM – 2:50 PM Bush Hawg
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Sunny Sweeney
 Friday, June 8
11:00 AM – 11:20 AM Kristy Lee Cook
11:35 AM – 11:55 AM Matt Gary
12:10 PM – 12:30 PM Lighter Ray
12:45 PM – 1:05 PM Rachel Holder
1:20 PM – 1:40 PM Aaron Parker
1:55 PM – 2:15 PM Michael Ray
2:30 PM – 2:50 PM Morgan Frazier
3:05 PM – 3:25 PM Parmalee
3:40 PM – 4:00 PM Rachel Farley
4:15 PM – 4:35 PM Drew Smith
 Saturday, June 9
11:00 AM – 11:20 AM Lacey Brown
11:35 AM – 11:55 AM Russell Dickerson
12:10 PM – 12:30 PM Lyndsey Highlander
12:45 PM – 1:05 PM Maggie Rose
1:20 PM – 1:40 PM Levi Lowrey
1:55 PM – 2:15 PM Donny Falgatter
2:30 PM – 2:50 PM The Henningsens
3:05 PM – 3:25 PM Chris Janson
3:40 PM – 4:00 PM Dean Alexander
4:15 PM – 4:35 PM Connor Christian & Southern Gothic
 Sunday, June 10
11:00 AM – 11:20 AM Brother Trouble
11:35 AM – 11:55 AM The Stickers
12:10 PM – 12:30 PM Craig Morrison
12:45 PM – 1:05 PM Marlee Scott
1:20 PM – 1:40 PM Frank Ortega
2:30 PM – 2:50 PM Brazilbilly
3:05 PM – 3:25 PM Stephanie Quayle
3:40 PM – 4:00 PM Mustang Sally Band
4:15 PM – 4:35 PM Eric Lee Beddingfield

CMA Music Festival is the Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience – a celebration of America’s music that takes over downtown Nashville with non-stop concerts on multiple stages with a vast and varied roster of artists. CMA Music Festival is a four-time winner of the International Entertainment Buyers Association’s LIVE! Award for Festival of the Year (2004, 2006, 2008, 2010).

CMA Music Festival is organized and produced by the Country Music Association. Fan Fair® is a registered trademark of CMA. Chevrolet™ is the Official Ride of Country Music. BIC is an Official Partner of the 2012 CMA Music Festival. Connect with CMA online at, and

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Vinny Hickerson Not the “The Biggest Loser” but Still Leaves a Winner! – Photo of the Day

Big Vinny

Big Vinny Hickerson of the Trailer Choir may not have won “The Biggest Loser,” but he’s a winner in other ways, like with his health and his love life. His proposal to longtime girlfriend, Lori Diaz, was part of Tuesday’s show. But now that he’s not in the top-three, he’s continuing his losing ways at home. Vinny is working with a trainer, hoping to win the at-home prize of $100,000. The season finale is Tuesday on NBC.

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Trailer Choir’s Not-so-Big Vinny is Engaged!

Vinny Hickerson and Lori Diaz

Trailer Choir‘s Big Vinny isn’t so BIG anymore thanks to The Biggest Loser. According to, Vinny Hickerson proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Lori Diaz during a date at the Grand Ole Opry. The date was filmed for the hit show, and will air tonight on The Biggest Loser.

“I wanted to take her there because it’s a place where so many dreams have come true, right there on that stage,” Hickerson tells PEOPLE exclusively. “My biggest dream is to be a great husband and a great father, and fall in love.”

After popping the question, the couple were serenaded by Thompson Square.

“I couldn’t believe they were there just for us, in this huge, amazing place,” says Diaz.

Vinny, who started out a whopping 426 pounds, now weights 314 pounds. You can see his progress and proposal tonight on The Biggest Loser.

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