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Cole Swindell, Jerrod Niemann, Billy Currington, Maddie and Tae and MORE to Play Orlando Benefit Concert #CountryStrong

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Billy Currington, Cole Swindell, Easton Corbin, Parmalee and Jerrod Niemann have been added to K92.3’s Country Strong, an Orlando benefit concert for those affected by Sunday’s (6/12) mass shooting (CAT 6/15). They join Maddie & Tae, Tyler Farr, Canaan Smith and Michael Ray on the show, which is being hosted by Cox’s WWKA/Orlando and the cluster’s other properties. “This is going to be a truly amazing show and a much-needed night for this community,” says PD Andrew Bland. “We are incredibly grateful to the artists, labels and managers who are so willing to participate in such a quick timeframe.” Tickets are $20 and available here

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer announced the formation of the OneOrlando Fund. The purpose of the Fund is to provide a way to help respond to the needs of our community, now and in the time to come, after the effects of the Pulse nightclub tragedy.

The distribution of the funds will be administered by the Central Florida Foundation. The Foundation serves as the region’s community foundation and is home to more than 400 charitable funds.

The Fund will support: Nonprofits that are supporting the victims and families,

• The LGBTQ, Hispanic, faith and other affected communities,

• Underlying causes of this tragic event, and

• Other needs we cannot anticipate until we face them

Support Musicians On Call by Bidding on Items From Your Favorite Artists

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To kick-off the start of Summer, Musicians On Call (MOC), a groundbreaking nonprofit organization that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in hospitals across the country, launched its Summer Moments Auction. The auction, in partnership with eBay, will run through June 22nd and will include VIP experiences and memorabilia from over 25 artists including some of the biggest names in music. The Summer Moments Auction is a part of MOC’s Half A Million Moments campaign, celebrating the milestone of performing for half a million patients, families and caregivers.

Fans can get exclusive access to their favorite artists with VIP Experiences and memorabilia from over 50 top artists on a list that includes GRAMMY winners, Billboard chart-toppers and best-selling artists like Florida Georgia Line, Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert, Sara Evans, Gavin DeGraw, Ingrid Michaelson, Andy Grammer, Nick Jonas & Demi Lovato, Clay Walker, Clint Black and many more. Bids start at $99 and fans can place their bids by going to www.ebay.com/moc. Fans have the opportunity to support MOC in all their eBay purchases through “Give at Checkout,” a site-wide donation promotion.

“As we celebrate the milestone of performing for half a million individuals, we’re excited to bring ‘Summer Moments’ to music fans across the country,” said Pete Griffin, Musicians On Call President. “With the funds raised, we can bring our own unique brand of bedside ‘summer tour’ performances to patients nationwide all year long.”

The auction is a part of MOC’s yearlong campaign, Half A Million Moments. The campaign’s goal is to celebrate their achievement by thanking the champions that helped MOC reach the milestone, asking volunteers and supporters to share their stories of their favorite moment bringing music to hospitals using #MOCMoments, and to raise funds and support to help MOC serve the next half a million people.

Lee Greenwood Leads Coca-Cola’s “Share A Coke And A Song” Campaign Into Memorial Day

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In 1986, Coca-Cola used the marketing slogan “Red, White and You,” to promote their signature red and white Coca-Cola classic cans; and now, in 2016, they’re going all out red, white and blue.

Lee Greenwood has partnered with the drink giant to lead its multi-platform “Share a Coke and a Song” campaign into Memorial Day with his iconic lyric, “I’m Proud To Be An American,” gracing the packaging of limited edition cans and bottles nationwide.

“Coca-Cola is an all-American brand, so aligning ‘God Bless The U.S.A.,’ with them this Memorial Day and beyond is one of the many defining moments in my career where I realize the profound impact this song has had. I’m truly proud to be an American,” said Greenwood.

Find the exclusive, star-spangled bottles and cans in gas stations, grocers, convenience stores and vending machines across the country from ‘Detroit down to Houston and New York to LA.’ Fans who post a picture on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #ShareACokeAndLeeGreenwood tagging @TheLeeGreenwood will be entered for a chance to win tickets to an upcoming Lee Greenwood concert and get an exclusive backstage meet-and-greet.

On Sunday, May 29th, Greenwood will also perform a special military tribute honoring over 600 U.S. Army soldiers, Medal of Honor recipients and veterans at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600, as part of its “Salute The Troops” pre-race show. Sunday’s 57th running of the race is hailed as one of the biggest military appreciation pre-race spectaculars in the track’s history.

Greenwood said, “The Salute The Troops portion of the Coca-Cola 600’s pre-race show gives us all the opportunity to give credit where credit is due to our brave and steadfast members of the U.S. Armed Forces who have sacrificed their lives to protect our American freedoms. It’s an honor for me to be on the line-up. I look forward to singing ‘God Bless The USA’ to that crowd in particular.”

Greenwood is booked by APA. For a full list of tour dates and additional information on Lee Greenwood, please visit leegreenwood.com.

Sammy Kershaw Announces Birth of 10th Grandchild

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Sammy Kershaw has announced the birth of his 10th grandchild. Kershaw’s daughter, Emily Kershaw, gave birth to Ellis Kane Kershaw last night, May 18, 2016, at 10:03 PM.

“Miracles just keep happening in my life!” says Kershaw. “I thank the Good Lord and I am very proud of my daughter, Emily.”

Kershaw’s new grandson was delivered at Vanderbilt University Medical Hospital in Nashville. He weighs 8 pounds, 11 ounces.

Kershaw recently released his first-ever blues album, The Blues Got Me. The new music is available now at Amazon.com and iTunes.

For additional information on Sammy Kershaw, visit www.sammykershaw.com

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