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Dan + Shay and Ashley Monroe to Perform on “A Home For The Holidays”

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Ashley Monroe and Dan and Shay will sing for the CBS special “A Home For The Holidays.” Rixton, Katharine McPhee, Jennifer Hudson, Train and Earth, Wind And Fire will also perform.

The special is about families who have adopted foster children. “A Home For The Holidays” airs December 19.

Lady Antebellum & Toby Keith Team-Up for CMT’s Ultimate KickOff Party

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Fans of both country music and college football will be the first to tell you that the two go hand in hand – just like beer and hot dogs. So this year, before they settle in their seats to see who will win the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship, fans will be able to celebrate the biggest college football weekend of the year with the first ever CMT ULTIMATE KICKOFF PARTY LIVE FROM THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP, a live television special premiering on CMT on Friday, January 9th at 9:00 p.m. ET. The concert special marks a first-time partnership with CMT and College Football Playoff and is the kickoff entertainment event at the national championship playoff weekend. Superstars Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Big & Rich and Brett Eldredge are scheduled to perform in the live 90-minute special, being broadcast from the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. More artists will soon be announced.

The inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship is on January 12, 2015, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Eric Church Rocks the House on “Austin City Limits”

Photo courtesy KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits. Photo by Scott Newton

Photo courtesy KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits. Photo by Scott Newton

“Austin City Limits” (ACL) proudly presents an hour with music sensation Eric Church. The episode premieres Saturday, November 15th at 9pm ET/8pm CT as part of the iconic PBS music series’ milestone Season 40. Church has blazed his own trail to superstardom and now makes his ACL debut with his signature brand of no holds barred country music. ACL airs weekly on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings for times) and full episodes are made available online for a limited time at http://video.pbs.org/program/austin-city-limits/ immediately following the initial broadcast. The show’s official hashtag is #acltv40.

Famous for a game changing live show, Church performs songs from his critically-acclaimed, chart-topping 2014 album The Outsiders in his ACL debut. The music rebel’s distinctively hard-rocking spin on country, influenced as much by AC/DC and Metallica as Merle Haggard and Waylon Jennings, has earned him a huge audience outside the confines of country radio. Church appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone this year and was named one of their “50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now.” NPR raves, “Eric Church is working on a level that few other country artists of his generation can touch.”

“This is gonna be fun,” says the North Carolina native, clearly enjoying his first visit to the ACL stage. Church’s appearance is a twelve-song tour-de-force that presents the performer at the top of his game. Delivering a host of hits in his trademark aviators, Church’s crowd-pleasing set is filled with anthems about youth, family and outliers that ignite through songwriting skill, powerful riffs and energetic vocals. Highlights include the rebellious “The Outsiders”, the autobiographical title track “Sinners Like Me” from his 2006 debut and the Grammy-nominated anthem “Springsteen” from his 2011 breakthrough Chief, with the Austin audience providing the “whoa-ohs” of the chorus. Church brings it all home solo, showcasing his softer side with the heartfelt set-closing ballad “A Man Who Was Gonna Die Young.”

“Eric and his band know how to rock harder than many rock ‘n roll bands,” says ACL executive producer Terry Lickona, “and his music and the words behind it have a way of reaching fans way beyond the usual borders of country music. He’s a perfect fit for ACL.”

Eric Church Setlist:
“Creepin'”
“Guys Like Me”
“Give Me Back My Hometown”
“Cold One”
“Sinners Like Me”
“Homeboy”
“Drink In My Hand” (Click HERE for a preview clip of this song)
“These Boots”
“Smoke A Little Smoke”
“Springsteen”
“The Outsiders”
“A Man Who Was Gonna Die Young”

The complete lineup for the full thirteen-week season, including six new episodes to air beginning January 3, 2015, will be announced in the coming weeks. Check the news section of acltv.com for additional episode updates.

Kellie Pickler to Get Chatty as Guest Co-Host on “The View” Today

Photo Courtesy ABC Television / "The View"

Photo Courtesy ABC Television / “The View”

Add morning talk show co-host to Kellie Pickler’s increasingly diverse resume. The country star, “Dancing with the Stars” champion and “American Idol” alum joins the cast of ABC’s “The View” on Friday, Nov. 14 at 11 a.m. ET/10 CT, for a special appearance that includes co-hosting duties and a performance.

The Black River Entertainment recording artist interviews film star Drew Barrymore, shows her “wild side” when exotic animals visit the set, and chats with co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Nicolle Wallace and Rosie Perez on a number of topics.

The 28-year-old North Carolina native also performs on the show, singing “Selma Drye” from her 2013 critically-acclaimed album The Woman I Am. The high-energy song is about her irrepressible great-grandmother. The appearance caps a busy month for Pickler, who appeared on “The Queen Latifah Show,” performed at the 2014 USO Gala, saw the release of the VeggieTales animated film “Beauty and the Beet” in which she voices lead character Mirabelle, and performed the half-time show at a recent NFL Charlotte Panthers football game among several other appearances.

To learn more about Kellie Pickler, visit kelliepickler.com. Follow her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KelliePickler and on Twitter at @KelliePickler. For more information about the view, visit www.abc.com.

Rascal Flatts on the Today Show – VIDEO

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Rascal Flatts met and began performing together at the Fiddle and Steel Guitar Bar in in Nashville. The bar, which is located on the famous Printer’s Alley, where countless musical legends have performed, is shutting down at the end of the year.   The group appeared  on NBC-TV’s Today Show earlier this week (11/9) to talk about the bar closing and their humble beginnings.

Hear how the band got their name and what Shenandoah’s “The Church On Cumberland Road” had to do with bringing the trio together.

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