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Chris Young, Kelsea Ballerini & LoCash to Set Sail

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Many of the top Country stars in the format are taking part in the Country Cruising experience, set for January 14-19, 2017. Fans will be travelling aboard the Brilliance of the Seas®, a beautiful Radiance-class ship that combines sleek swiftness, panoramic vistas, and wide-open spaces. With acres of glass enclosing the nine-story central atrium, elevators facing the sea, and floor-to-ceiling windows throughout, cruisers will never be at a loss for an incredible view.

Country Cruising will set sail on January 14, 2017 from Tampa, and will stop in Key West before making its’ voyage to Cozumel, Mexico. The ship will arrive back in Tampa on January 19. Among the initial artists announced to participate in the cruise include hit-makers Chris Young, LOCASH and ACM’s New Female Vocalist of the Year winner Kelsea Ballerini.

Country Cruising offers the Country Music fan an amazing experience – a five night cruise, with accommodations and all meals taken care of during the event, as well as autograph sessions, photo opportunities, daily musical performances, and songwriter workshops. For more information about cruising, call 800-376-2504 or visit www.CountryCruising.com

Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood & MORE Earn Billboard Music Awards Nominations

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The finalists for the 2016 Billboard Music Awards have been announced, and unfortunately, no country acts made the cut in the all-genre categories. Here are the list of nominees in the country categories.

Top Country Artist:
Zac Brown Band
Luke Bryan
Sam Hunt
Chris Stapleton
Carrie Underwood

Top Country Album:
Chris Stapleton, Traveller
Luke Bryan, Kill The Lights
Sam Hunt, Montevallo
Zac Brown Band, Jekyll + Hyde
Carrie Underwood, Storyteller

Top Country Song:
Sam Hunt, “Break Up In A Small Town”
Sam Hunt, “Take Your Time”
Little Big Town, “Girl Crush”
Thomas Rhett, “Die A Happy Man”
Chris Young, “I’m Comin’ Over”

The 2016 Billboard Music Awards will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on May 22nd.

Tin Pan South 2016 Is Rockin’ and Rollin’ in Nashville this Week

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Opening night of the 24th Annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival Presented by Regions Bank kicked off earlier this week, and the evening was highlighted by crisp weather and packed venues.

Regions City President Jim Schmitz (l.) with Kelsea Ballerini (r.) prior to her sold-out round at The Listening Room Cafe late show.

Regions City President Jim Schmitz (l.) with Kelsea Ballerini (r.) prior to her sold-out round at The Listening Room Cafe late show.

Fans began lining up at 3:30pm to see ACM Award-winner Kelsea Ballerini join her co-writers Josh Kerr, Scott Stepakoff and Forest Glen Whitehead at The Listening Room Café 9:00pm round. Natalie Hemby also joined Kelsea on stage for a duet.  Patrons were spilling out the door of new Tin Pan venue The Country to see Jessi Alexander, Maddie & Tae, Jonathan Singleton and Josh Thompson. The club was equally packed for the late show with Doobie Brother Tom Johnston, John Cowan, Lara Johnston and Paul Overstreet, who added an even more humorous verse to his Blake Shelton hit “Some Beach.”

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“Eye of the Tiger” Jim Peterik didn’t disappoint with stories or talent at the Whiskey Rhythm late show with country star Collin Raye, Keith Burns and Joie Scott. Jeffrey Steele and friends rocked Hard Rock, and The Bluebird was wall-to-wall packed for both the CMA Songwriters Series early show and the “Songs and Shenanigans” late show.

In two “you never know who might show up” moments, Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine was spotted in the crowd at the Commodore Grille “Notcha Mamma’s Country” show. Fresh off his ACM Awards Show performance, Chris Young took in the shows at new Tin Pan South venue Whiskey Rhythm.

Individual tickets will be available at the door of most shows, and prices range from $10-25.

For up-to-date lineups, tickets, venues, schedules and other festival information, visit tinpansouth.com. Updates can also be found on the Tin Pan South Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Provides Backstage Coverage of the 4th ACM Party For A Cause Festival

Kellie Pickler

This week, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store created coverage from backstage at the 4th ACM Party For A Cause® Festival through its Content Creator Studio. The Content Creator Studio, part of the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Spotlight Music program, hosted several of today’s most popular social media stars as they conducted exclusive one-on-one interviews with some of country music’s top artists including Kellie Pickler, The Band Perry, Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town, Cole Swindell, Chris Young, Cam, Kelsea Ballerini, Frankie Ballard, Dan + Shay and many more.

Music fans everywhere can find these exclusive interviews, photos and videos on Cracker Barrel’s website at crackerbarrel.com/ACMparty and many of the brand’s other channels, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using hashtag #CBstudio.

The four themed sections within the Content Creator Studio housed social media stars with a combined digital reach of over 22 million followers. These included YouTube beauty star and “The Amazing Race” competitor Blair Fowler, Instagram favorite Doug the Pug, American Ultimate Disc League player and trick shot performer Brodie Smith, beatboxer and “Pitch Perfect 2” star 80Fitz, self-taught dance sensation Amymarie Gaertner, and “America’s Got Talent” finalist, magician Collins Key.

Additionally, Allure magazine conducted interviews with the artists about various topics, including music, beauty, fashion, and lifestyle. Artists also curated beauty boxes with their favorite products, which will be contested out on Allure.com. WhoSay was also on hand speaking with artists about their current projects.

Music making app Smule powered the lounge of the Studio where artists interacted with their social media followers through recorded video. Additionally, fashion illustrator Alex Kim sketched artists as they arrived to the studio and final drawings are featured on her Instagram AKimDesigns.

“Music has been part of Cracker Barrel’s story since its founding in 1969 and remains a cornerstone of the brand today,” said Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Senior Marketing Manager Julie Ulmer. “Through partnerships with artists and events such as this, Cracker Barrel is able to utilize technology to connect with consumers to provide exclusive music and entertaining experiences. Our Content Creator Studio at the ACM Party For A Cause Festival allows us to give guests and music lovers nationwide unique content from today’s top social media stars and country artists.” 

The Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Spotlight Music program has also featured recent partnerships with the brand’s first pop artists – a cappella group Pentatonix and “Fight Song” singer Rachel Platten – as well as soul R&B singer-songwriter Anthony Hamilton, and country mainstays Jason Isbell, Zac Brown, Miranda Lambert, Morgane Stapleton with Chris Stapleton, and Jamey Johnson on the just released “Southern Family” album. 

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