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Country FanJam is Heading to Nashville in 2015

Country Fan Jam

The newest addition to the Country Music Festival Lineup will be located at the Tennessee Fair Grounds June 11-14th, 2015. Country FanJam announces the first inaugural Icons, Legends, and Emerging Artists music festival at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds since the last Fan Fair in 2001. The Festival will provide 80’s, 90’s, and early 2000’s Iconic and Legend performers as well as emerging artists to an audience of 50,000 plus attendees on117 acres. The festival will tailor to the rooted blue collar demographic at an inexpensive price of $100.00 over a four-day period. FanJam will also offer a day rate of $25.00 each day.

“I feel like the fan has been over looked for to long, so I wanted to bring back something exciting to the average country fan, that both old school and new school music lovers can enjoy for a reasonable price, thus brings the Country FanJam” explains Festival Creator, Dale Guthery.

Along with three main stages the festival will include food, and arts and craft vendors, meet and greet signing booths for the playing artists, interactive sponsor booths, saw dust dance party barn, kids zone, fantasy fan stage with live band karaoke, celebrity chef pavilion, amusement park rides, plus so much more.

“Country FanJam wants to bring back country music to the fans that have been hard core country fans for many years, as well as a place they can bring their families to enjoy the festivities along side them.” Guthery continues.

Country FanJam will be announcing the first round of headliners in mid October and will continue releasing playing artists within the following months. In addition Country FanJam will be offering an Early Bird ticket release to the first 5,000 fans for only $50.00 beginning now. Tickets to Country FanJam are available for purchase at as well as box office purchases at 707 18th Ave South in the heart of Music Row.

Among 4 day general admission ($100.00) and single day tickets ($25.00), Country FanJam will offer VIP and “Country Star Status” passes to accommodate every fan experience, ticket pricing for these will be announced in October as well. For more information visit

Grand Ole Opry Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Country Cares for St. Jude Kids

Grand Ole Opry / Photos By: Chris Hollo

Grand Ole Opry / Photos By: Chris Hollo

The Grand Ole Opry® celebrated the 25th anniversary of Country Cares for St. Jude Kids® during a special show this evening.  Performers included Charlie Daniels Band, Jonathan Jackson and Sam Palladio from ABC’s Nashville, Bill Anderson, Eric Paslay, Randy Owen, Maddie and Tae (making their Opry debut), and Brad Paisley, who performed some of his hits and new music from MOONSHINE IN THE TRUNK.

During the show, photos and videos of special moments from 25 years of Country Cares for St. Jude Kids® played on the Opry’s signature barn screen and Opry guest announcer Audrey Stanger, a nine-year old St. Jude patient, was surprised on stage by Charlie Daniels with a dozen roses and an autographed guitar.

A portion of the proceeds from tickets sold for tonight’s show will be donated to Country Cares for St. Jude Kids®.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The Country Cares for St. Jude Kids program began in 1989, after Randy Owen, lead singer of the music group Alabama, met St. Jude founder Danny Thomas. Since its inception, Country Cares has become one of the most successful radio fundraising events in the nation. Thanks to the support of generous donors, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing and food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

Get “Front and Center” with Dierks Bentley and Lady Antebellum

Lady Antebellum and Dierks

Dierks Bentley and Lady Antebellum will each perform for the PBS concert show “Front and Center.” Both acts will perform with the writers of the songs that helped shaped their careers. Bentley’s special will run beginning October 14, and Lady Antebellum’s special runs beginning October 28.

Rascal Flatts and Sara Evans to Be Showcased on “MDA Show of Strength Telethon”

©2014 Grand Ole Opry / Photos By: Chris Hollo

©2014 Grand Ole Opry / Photos By: Chris Hollo

The Grand Ole Opry is set to be showcased this weekend when the MDA Show of Strength Telethon airs Opry performances by Opry members Rascal Flatts (“My Wish”) and RCA recording artist Sara Evans (“A Little Bit Stronger”).  The long-standing Labor Day Weekend telethon, which helps provide life-enhancing support and services for the families it serves, will air on Sun., Aug. 31, at 9/8 EST/CT on the ABC Television Network.

Past Opry performances on the telethon have included Lady Antebellum, Luke Bryan, Martina McBride and Darius Rucker, among others.

Sam Hunt Makes Grand Ole Opry Debut

Chris Hollo for the Grand Ole Opry

Chris Hollo for the Grand Ole Opry

MCA Nashville’s Sam Hunt made his Grand Ole Opry debut this week joining Carrie Underwood, Craig Morgan, Trace Adkins and more on country’s most famous stage.

Eager to hit the stage, Hunt shared,

“This is such an unbelievable experience.  I’m so excited and nervous and just happy my family was able to come up for this!”

In addition to his Opry debut, Hunt’s “Leave the Night On” continues to climb up country radio’s Top 20 while his four-song album preview, X2C, landed at No. 5 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.

X2C includes “Leave the Night On” plus three more songs off Hunt’s upcoming major label debut album, MONTEVALLO, available Oct. 27.

For more information on Sam Hunt, visit

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