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Little Big Town to Perform “Girl Crush” with Faith Hill on the 2015 Billboard Music Awards

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Billboard and dick clark productions has announced that Grammy-winning country group Little Big Town will perform current single “Girl Crush” on the “2015 Billboard Music Awards.” They will be joined by superstar Faith Hill for a special rendition of their monster hit song.

These stars join previously announced musical performers Kelly Clarkson, Hozier, Nick Jonas, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, along with special duet performances by “Empire” recording artists Jussie Smollett and Bryshere “Yazz” Gray with Estelle, Fall Out Boy featuring Wiz Khalifa, Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea and Meghan Trainor featuring John Legend. The “2015 Billboard Music Awards” will be hosted by Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen and broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 17, on ABC from 8:00 PM–11:00 PM ET.

Little Big Town has claimed seven top 10 hits on the Hot Country Songs chart, including their latest No. 1 hit single “Girl Crush.” Their most recent album, 2014’s Pain Killer, became their fourth consecutive top 10 album on the Top Country Albums chart.

CMA Front and Center featuring Hunter Hayes, Little Big Town, Martina McBride & MORE LIVE Now!

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Country Now, the most viewed, highest rated country music-dedicated YouTube channel is set to debut four episodes of ‘from behind the lens’, an exclusive look at the filming of public television’s Front and Center/CMA Songwriters Series episodes. Interviews and exclusive footage from the Marathon Music Works (Nashville) tapings feature Hunter Hayes, Sara Evans and Martina McBride, Little Big Town and Bob DiPiero with Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally and Charlie Worsham. The Hunter Hayes and Sara Evans with Martina McBride segments will begin airing today at http://bit.ly/1IKK6xR for Hunter and at http://bit.ly/1c9Tzov for Evans and McBride. Little Big Town and Bob DiPiero with Brandy Clark will be featured on Thursday, May 7th. Excerpts from the concerts can also be seen at www.frontandcenter.com and all shows are currently airing on public television (check local listings).

The Front and Center episodes include appearances and performances from some of Nashville’s best-known songwriters including Barry Dean, Natalie Hemby, Hillary Lindsey, Aimee Mayo, Shane McAnally, Lori McKenna, Gretchen Peters, Liz Rose, Gordie Sampson, The Warren Brothers and songwriting artist Charlie Worsham.

“Front and Center does something that few other television shows do,” said Dominic Sandifer, President Country Now/Greenlight Media & Marketing. “They use their concert stage to highlight the songs that have helped define a genre. We are proud to not only be a part of this series, but are thrilled that we can bring this unique behind-the-scenes footage to fans of Country music, Front and Center and especially to the legions of followers of Little Big Town, Hunter Hayes, Bob DiPiero, Brandy Clark, Martina McBride and Sara Evans’ music.”

“The behind the scenes videos of the CMA Songwriters Series episodes will give fans a unique perspective on the shows themselves,” said Don Maggi, Executive Producer of Front and Center. “We’re excited to continue our partnership with the Country Music Association and thrilled to have Country Now help deliver these shorts to all the country music and Front and Center fans.”

The new season of Front and Center begins airing this month with the debut of the CMA Songwriters Series shows. It precedes episodes including Train, Zakk Wylde, The Rides, Trey Anastasio, 2015 Grammy Award winners for KING & COUNTRY and Warren Haynes. For a look at the new season of Front and Center check it out.

The Stars Align for City of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge for CMA Fest

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The stars are aligning for the 25th Annual City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game, a fan favorite event and longstanding tradition of CMA Music Festival! Suiting up to play in this year’s game are country traditionalist and Billboard albums chart topper Aaron Watson; “Nashville” star and singer/songwriter Charles Esten; “Stealing Cinderella” singer and national radio morning show co-host Chuck Wicks; rising country star and “American Idol” finalist Lauren Alaina; guitar slayer and country music vocalist Lindsay Ell; reigning ACM and CMA Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town; and hitmakers Love and Theft. After a twenty-year run playing in the City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game, country music icon Vince Gill is returning to the field for this special milestone event. The full line-up of celebrity players stepping up to the plate on the Grand Ole Opry and iHeartRadio teams will be announced in the coming weeks.

Taking place on June 13th at 9 a.m. from the state-of-the-art field at First Tennessee Park in Nashville, Tennessee, the City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game is gearing up to celebrate 25 years of striking out cancer. Tickets for the City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game are on sale now at Ticketmaster.

Each year, the Celebrity Softball Game regularly features some of Country Music’s biggest and hottest stars. Over the years, Carrie Underwood, Darius Rucker, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Scotty McCreery, Vince Gill and many more have taken to the field in support of City of Hope’s lifesaving mission.

City of Hope is an independent biomedical research institution and comprehensive cancer center where scientists and physicians quickly transform scientific discoveries into better treatments and prevention strategies for people around the world. Support from the Nashville community and its country music artists directly benefit City of Hope’s mission to find cures for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

Tickets for the game can be purchased through Ticketmaster. Get more information on the game and the line-up of celebrities at www.cityofhope.org/softball. Those not able to attend the game can still support the cause. A variety of unique merchandise and experiences, including meet-and-greets with the hottest artists, will be available for bid at charitybuzz.com. The proceeds will benefit City of Hope’s mission to eradicate cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

Little Big Town Are Helping Fight Hunger at the Can Do Awards Dinner

Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild, Jimi Westbrook and Food Bank For New York City warehouse professionals attend the Food Bank For New York City Can Do Awards Dinner Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on April 21, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Food Bank For New York City)

Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild, Jimi Westbrook and Food Bank For New York City warehouse professionals attend the Food Bank For New York City Can Do Awards Dinner Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on April 21, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Food Bank For New York City)

Food Bank For New York City — the city’s major hunger-relief organization working to end food poverty throughout the five boroughs — raised more than two million dollars last evening, with donations still coming in, at the organizations star-studded, 13thAnnual Can Do Awards Dinner, presented by Bank of America at Cipriani Wall Street. Tom Colicchio and Lori Silverbush, Stavros Niarchos Foundation and Sandra Lee-Simply Living Publishing were honored for their commitment to hunger relief. Mario Batali, Carla Hall and Daphne Oz of ABC’s ‘The Chew” emceed the event. Mario Batali and Susan Cahn, long time Food Bank supporters and the 2013 Can Do Honorees, served as Honorary Chairs.

 (L-R) Jimi Westbrook, Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild and Phillip Sweet of Little Big Town perform onstage during the Food Bank For New York City Can Do Awards Dinner Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on April 21, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Food Bank For New York City)

(L-R) Jimi Westbrook, Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild and Phillip Sweet of Little Big Town perform onstage during the Food Bank For New York City Can Do Awards Dinner Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on April 21, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Food Bank For New York City)

More than 600 people came out to support Food Bank For New York City in the fight against hunger, including Nashville’s Grammy Award-winning country music group and ACM Vocal Group of The Year, Little Big Town, who brought the house down. Presenters for the evening included award-winning musician, producer and actor, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, TODAY’s Erica Hill and Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman. Notable attendees included Jon Bon Jovi, Michael J. Fox, Tracy Pollan, Michael Strahan, Rachael Ray, Steve Higgins, Paul Sorvino, Mike Mills, Lauren Bush Lauren, Jill Hennessey, Ted Allen, Anne Burrell, Gabriele Corcos, Gail Simmons, Kelly Bensimon, Selita Ebanks, Jill Martin, Kelly Ford, Michael Schlow, Franklin Becker, Nia Sanchez, Lisa Ramos, Jeff Mauro, Joy Bauer, Rene Lopez, Melanie Dunea, and many more.

“Food Bank For New York City is honored to have the support of our extraordinary partners and honorees as we strive to provide New Yorkers in need with access to food and services,” said Margarette Purvis, President and CEO of Food Bank For New York City. “We will continue to work hard to earn the right to be the recipients of your best intentions for our city. We thank you for choosing to invest in us tonight, and until we are victorious – when no New Yorker is denied access to healthy, nutritious food.”

The Can Do Awards Dinner is instrumental in helping provide support for the 1.5 million New Yorkers who rely on Food Bank programs and services, including one in five children. New York’s most vulnerable families have lost more than 56 million meals as a result of the November 2013 cuts to SNAP (formerly known as food stamps). Food pantries and soup kitchens have confronted additional need without an adequate supply of food. Can Do celebrates what each of us ‘CAN DO’ to help fight hunger in New York City. Since their inception, the Can Do Awards have raised more than 12 million dollars, helping to provide 60 million meals for New Yorkers in need. Every dollar donated to Food Bank For New York City helps provide five meals.

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