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New Billy Ray Cyrus Movie Set to Premier at CMA Fest

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The official motion picture premiere of independent film “Like A Country Song,” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus is scheduled to take place during “country music’s biggest week” (CMA Fest-2014) on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at the Regal Cinema (3815 Green Hills Village Dr.) in Nashville, TN. The evening will commence with a cast/celebrity red carpet event at 6:00 PM; the film is scheduled to screen at 7:30PM.

Produced and directed by Johnny Remo, alongside Daniel Backman (co-producer) and Tammy Hyler (co-producer/music supervisor) and executive producers Megan and Allan Camaisa (CEO of Risen Media and Risen Magazine), “Like A Country Song” explores “life happens” experiences of a talented and emerging country singer and reveals the personal character flaws, hurdles and unexpected challenges hindering the momentum of a hopeful career.

“The story premise alone makes for a solid country song and we filmed in Nashville, so we thought it most appropriate to celebrate the release in Music City as part of our multi-city premiere schedule,” says Johnny Remo, Director and Producer, SkipStone Pictures. “The film was shot at some of Nashville’s “must-see” entertainment venues (such as The Listening Room Cafe and The Station Inn) and at the Music Row sound/production studio The Tater Shack, while the soundtrack features a collection of songs from a select group of Music Row publishing companies. We are pleased to introduce the piece before our friends in the country music entertainment sector and its fans.”

Billy Ray Cyrus is poised to make a special appearance at Nashville’s world premiere event, joined by the starring cast and music and film executives, to walk to the red carpet before media, fans and film enthusiasts. In company with Cyrus, the film boasts a decorated cast featuring Joel Smallbone [lead singer of the Christian Rock duo For King & Country (named Billboard Magazine’s 2012 “New Artists To Watch,” the reigning Dove Awards “New Artist Of The Year” and Australia’s TRAA “Artist Of The Year”) and co-producer/star of the movie “Taken”] and Booboo Stewart of the critically acclaimed series “Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Breaking Dawn Part I and Part II” and the upcoming major motion picture “X-Men: Days Of Future Past” (set for a May 2014 release). The “Like A Country Song” leading actors and other cast members will be available for red carpet interviews and media opportunities prior to the movie premiere event.

Celebrity guests/country music stars who have demonstrated early support and confirmed their red carpet participation/premiere attendance include: Jamie O’Neal (“When I Think About Angels”/“There Is No Arizona”), Joe Nichols (“Sunny and 75”/“Tequila Makes Her Take Her Clothes Off”), Collin Raye (“Love, Me”/“I Can Still Feel You”) Jana Kramer and Jennifer Wayne.

The “Like A Country Song” premiere is scheduled to debut in Nashville on Thursday, June 5, 2014 and will be featured in select theaters in Music City and around the nation beginning Friday, June 6th, as official. The film will be available in Walmart, via Redbox, Netflix and On Demand following the theater schedule. Billy Ray Cyrus will cap off the momentous “Like A Country Song” celebration with a live performance at the Hard Rock Café outdoor stage in downtown Nashville (100 Broadway) on Friday, June 6th at 5:30PM during CMA Fest week.

City of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge Line-Up Revealed

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Country stars will take a swing at cancer on Saturday, June 7th at the annual City of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge during CMA Music Fest in Nashville. Joining the roster are Florida Georgia Line‘s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, Brantley Gilbert, Brothers Osborne, Chase Rice, Chuck Wicks, Craig Morgan, Dustin Lynch, Lauren Alaina, Jamie Lynn Spears, Sara Darling, Kree Harrison and The Biggest Losers’ Alison Sweeney. Proceeds benefit City of Hope cancer and disease research and treatment.

Buy your tickets here. For more information about City of Hope click here.

Craig Campbell Announces 2nd Annual Celebrity Cornhole Challenge

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Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, Bigger Picture recording artist Craig Campbell announces his 2nd Annual Celebrity Cornhole Challenge. In honor of his late father, Campbell will be joined by other celebrities, including last year’s participant, Jerrod Niemann and label mates, Blackjack Billy, to raise money for T.J. Martell’s Colon Cancer research efforts.

“My father passed away at the age of 36 from the disease,” says Campbell. “ Come out during this year’s CMA Fest to have a fun time in support of a great cause!”

Tickets will be available beginning in April and this year fans will be able to participate in the Cornhole tournament alongside the artists.

This past year, Campbell has been met with high praises from industry and fans alike with the release of his highly anticipated sophomore album, Never Regret, produced by Keith Stegall (Alan Jackson, Zac Brown Brown) and Matt Rovey (CCMA Album Of The Year Producer). This album produced the Top 15 smash, “Outta My Head,” and his current single, “Keep Them Kisses Comin’,” which is currently climbing into the Top 20 on the Billboard charts.

The 2nd Annual Craig Campbell Celebrity Cornhole Challenge is set to take place on Tuesday, June 3rd at the corner of Demonbreun and 3rd ave south, Downtown Nashville, behind the Listening Room Café. Sponsored by McPherson Guitars, the challenge will begin at 4:00 PM CST. Hundreds of country fans are expected to come together for this great cause. Stay tuned for future announcements on more celebrities who will participate this year!

For more information on artist line-up and tickets,
please visit: http://craigcampbell.tv//craig-campbell-celebrity-cornhole-challenge

Ashley Monroe Announces Nashville Show!

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Ashley Monroe announced today that she will perform in Nashville on Monday, June 5th at 3rd and Lindsley at 5PM CT, with special guests Striking Matches. To purchase tix, http://tktwb.tw/1gUNpc0

“I can’t wait to welcome country music fans to Nashville,” says Monroe. “I want to thank them for all of their support in making my debut solo album, Like A Rose, a success over the past year. They’ve allowed me to live out my dreams from coast to coast. We’ll preview some new music, play some old favorites and have us a big party!”

Monroe is currently in the studio recording new songs for her forthcoming album, which will once again be produced by 20-time GRAMMY award-winner Vince Gill and Justin Niebank.

Tonight, Ashley will perform with Vince at his annual Vince Gill & Friends “Jammin’ to Beat the Blues” benefit at the historic Ryman Auditorium.

Monroe will be joined by the duo Striking Matches for performances at The Birchmere in D.C. on April 13th and Joe’s Pub in NYC on April 14th.

In addition, Ashley has penned many songs that have been featured in ABC’s hit TV drama series “Nashville.” She will star in the one hour show “Nashville: On The Record,” airing on April 23rd at 10PM ET on ABC.

Clay Walker Announces 5th Annual Chords of Hope Benefit Concert

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Clay Walker will return to Nashville on Tuesday, June 3rd to host the fifth annual Chords of Hope Benefit Concert at 3rd & Lindsley. The concert, presented by The Big 98 WSIX, sponsored by Pinnacle Financial Partners, and produced by Clay’s charity, Band Against MS (BAMS), will help raise money and awareness for multiple sclerosis (MS) research with proceeds going to the MS Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Performers for the night include Montgomery Gentry and Dustin LynchMontgomery Gentry has celebrated over a decade of sold out shows and No. 1 hits while Dustin was named one of Rolling Stone’s ‘Nashville’s New Hit Makers’ and has gone on to sell over one million copies of his debut smash single “Cowboys & Angels.”Doors open at 6:00 PM and the concert begins at 7:00 PM. Tickets are now available through Eventbrite and www.bandagainstms.org.

“Chords of Hope is my chance to raise awareness of MS in the Nashville community and come together with amazing artists to put on a great show,” said Clay. “With Montgomery Gentry and Dustin Lynch’s help, this is sure to be our best one yet!”

Band Against MS, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3), or not-for-profit, public charity committed to providing educational information for those living with Multiple Sclerosis, funding programs researching a cure for Multiple Sclerosis, and funding programs helping those living with the disease. Clay Walker established BAMS in February 2003 because he wanted to help others living with the same disease he has battled since 1996. To date BAMS, http://www.bandagainstms.org, has raised more than 2 million dollars.

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