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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

Charley Pride Joins Dan Rather for The Big Interview on AXS TONIGHT

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Beloved Country music pioneer Charley Pride sits down with Dan Rather for THE BIG INTERVIEW on Saturday, May 7th, at 10aE. During the candid hour-long conversation, the Grammy-winning singer opens up about his early life as one of 11 children, picking cotton in the fields of the Mississippi Delta, as well as his introduction to music, the songs that inspired him, and his first guitar.

 

To see more of this in-depth episode, be sure to tune in to THE BIG INTERVIEW on Saturday, May 7th at 10aE, only on AXS TV.

Cyndi Lauper’s ‘Detour’ to Stop On CMT, GAC, “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” “CBS This Morning” & More

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Cyndi Lauper is taking a country Detour May 6th with her highly-anticipated new album featuring a collection of country covers from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. In support of the album and her upcoming tour, Lauper will be making pit stops on television, radio and across digital platforms, including NPR, CMT Online on May 4th, “CBS This Morning” May 7th, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” May 5, CMT’s Hot Twenty Countdown May 7th and 8th, and GAC May 10th and 19 with additional features in Associated Press, USA Today, Rolling Stone Country, Maverick Magazine, NASH Country Weekly, Billboard and syndicated radio programs “Big D & Bubba,” “Kickin’ It with Kix,” “America’s Morning Show,” “Nash Nights Live,” CMT Radio and more.

While the 19-city first leg of her “Detour Tour” will kick off May 9th at the “Mother Church of Country Music,” Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, the 16-city second leg will return Sept. 10th at Austin’s ACL Live and traverse the west coast before wrapping up October 8th at the The Joint in Las Vegas. Click here to purchase tickets.

DETOUR is Lauper’s first for Sire Records and executive produced by legendary Sire founder, Seymour Stein. Detour will be available May 6th on CD ($18.98), LP ($24.98), and digitally.

For the album, Lauper duets with several special guests, including country music royalty: Emmylou Harris (on the title track), Willie Nelson (“Night Life,” a song he wrote over 50 years ago), Vince Gill (Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty’s “You’re The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly”) and Alison Krauss (Dolly Parton’s “Hard Candy Christmas.” Jewel also makes an appearance on Detour, showcasing her prodigious yodeling skills on “I Want To Be A Cowboy’s Sweetheart,” which was the first country song by a woman to sell one million copies.

Detour Track Listing:
1.“Funnel Of Love”
2.“Detour” – Featuring Emmylou Harris
3.“Misty Blue”
4.“Walkin’ After Midnight”
5.“Heartaches By The Number”
6.“The End Of The World”
7.“Night Life” – Featuring Willie Nelson
8.“Begging To You”
9.“You’re The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly” – Featuring Vince Gill
10.“I Fall To Pieces”
11.“I Want To Be A Cowboy’s Sweetheart” – Featuring Jewel
12.“Hard Candy Christmas” – Featuring Alison Krauss
DETOUR Tour:
*denotes dates with Boy George

May 9 Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, Tenn.
May 11 Palace Theatre – Louisville, Ky.
May 13 Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall – Pittsburgh, Pa.
May 14 Michigan Theater – Ann Arbor, Mich.
May 16 Chicago Theater – Chicago, Ill.
May 17 Hard Rock Live – Cleveland, Ohio
May 20 Mohegan Sun – Uncasville, Conn.*
May 21 Wang Theater – Boston, Mass.*
May 25 Beacon Theater – New York, Ny.*
May 28 Sands Bethlehem Event Center – Bethlehem, Pa.*
May 29 Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa Atlantic City, N.J.*
June 1 Wolf Trap – Vienna, Va.*
June 2 Charleston Music Hall Charleston, S.C.
June 4 Duke Energy Center Raleigh, N.C.
June 5 Symphony Hall – Atlanta, Ga.
June 8 Ruth Eckerd Hall – Clearwater, Fla.
June 9 Dr. Phillips Center – Orlando, Fla.
June 11 Mizner Park Amphitheatre – Boca Raton, Fla.
June 12 St. Augustine Amphitheatre – St. Augustine, Fla.
Sept. 10 ACL Live at Moody Theater – Austin, Texas
Sept. 11 Revention Music Center – Houston, Texas
Sept. 13 Civic Center Music Hall – Oklahoma City, Okla.
Sept. 15 Uptown Theatre – Kansas City, Mo.
Sept. 18 Paramount Theatre – Denver, Colo.
Sept. 20 The Depot – Salt Lake City, Utah
Sept. 21 Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical – Boise, Idaho
Sept. 23 Thunder Valley Casino Resort – Lincoln, Calif.
Sept. 24 Agua Caliente Casino – Rancho Mirage, Calif.
Sept. 27 Vina Robles Amphitheatre – Paso Robles, Calif.
Sept. 28 Arlington Theatre – Santa Barbara, Calif.
Sept. 30 The Mountain Winery – Saratoga, Calif.
Oct. 3 Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay – San Diego, Calif.
Oct. 5 Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, Calif.
Oct. 7 Talking Stick Resort Ballroom – Scottsdale, Ariz.
Oct. 8 The Joint – Las Vegas, Nev.

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