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Rodney Atkins, Craig Wayne Boyd & MORE Added to Shaky Boots Music Festival

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Shaky Boots Music Festival has added four more bands to its inaugural country music lineup. Rodney Atkins, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Craig Wayne Boyd, and John & Jacob will join previously announced artists Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry and many more at Georgia’s only multi-day country music festival, May 16-17, 2015 at KSU Sports and Entertainment Park. Tickets are on sale now through A full list of confirmed acts by day can be found below.

A limited number of single day passes are now available. Advance general admission single day tickets are $95 per day and $169 for an advance two day pass. Single day VIP passes are $350 per day and $499 for a full price two day pass. VIP ticket packages includes access to exclusive lounges and viewing areas; catered lunches and dinners; complimentary beer; and access to private restrooms and cash liquor bars.

For more information about Shaky Boots Music Festival including lodging, transportation, tickets, and exclusive luxury suites, visit

CMA Songwriters Series Kicks off 2015 at Sundance!

Photo Credit: Erik Philbrook

Photo Credit: Erik Philbrook

The CMA Songwriters Series began the 2015 season with two performances during the Sundance ASCAP Music Café’s CMA Songwriters Spotlight at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on Wednesday and Thursday. Songwriters Jessi Alexander, Brandon Lay, Kelley Lovelace, and Neil Thrasher were on hand for both performances to share the stories behind their hit songs. For more information, visit

Photo Credit: Erik Philbrook

Photo Credit: Erik Philbrook

CMA Country Christmas to Re-Air this Weekend!

Carrie Underwood & Michael W. Smith

CMA Country Christmas,” hosted by Jennifer Nettles, re-airs on ABC Saturday, Dec. 20th (9:00-11:00 PM/ET).

Powered by big time holiday duets including Nettles with Idina Menzel, Carrie Underwood and Michael W. Smith, and Brad Paisley jamming with Steven Tyler, “CMA Country Christmas” originally aired Monday, Dec. 1 on ABC. The family-friendly, two-hour special highlights the music and traditions of the holidays with an all-star cast of performers including Clare Bowen, Dan+Shay, Brett Eldredge, Sara Evans, Lucy Hale, Hunter Hayes, Alan Jackson, Little Big Town, and LeAnn Rimes.

Jana Kramer is Engaged!


After a full day of celebrating her birthday with boyfriend Michael Caussin, the highlight for singer-songwriter Jana Kramer came at the end of the evening when Caussin gathered a small group of family and friends for a storybook marriage proposal complete with an engagement ring.

“It was a beautiful surprise,” said Kramer. “He was the perfect gentleman. Nervous, on one knee, and surrounded by some of the people that love us the most.” No other details are available at this time.

Kramer released her self-titled debut album to much critical praise, earning her the title of ACM’s 2013 New Female Vocalist of the Year, as well as the title of most played debut artist at Country Radio for 2012. “Love,” the first single from her forthcoming sophomore album is climbing the country singles chart. Michael Caussin played tight end at James Madison University and four years in the NFL. He is currently a free agent.

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