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Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam Partners with St. Jude

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Organizers of the 4th Annual Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam country music festival, set for September 2-4, 2016 in beautiful Panama City Beach, FL, are proud to announce a commitment to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. For every ticket sold, $2.00 will go to support the lifesaving work being done at St. Jude.

“I love St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the work that they do and the fact that no family ever receives a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food,” said Rendy Lovelady, Executive Producer of Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam. “We’re excited about this partnership, because it allows us to bring awareness and help raise the necessary funds to save the lives of these precious kids.”

Over 75,000 music fans are expected to converge on Frank Brown Park in Panama City Beach for the Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam to see headliners Eric Church, Brad Paisley and Jake Owen.

Rounding out the lineup for this year’s extravaganza are: Brett Eldredge, The Band Perry, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Granger Smith, Sara Evans, Tyler Farr, A Thousand Horses, Charles Esten, Neal McCoy, Mark Chesnutt, Darryl Worley, Colt Ford, Dylan Scott, Craig Campbell, Kirstie Lovelady, Gal Friday Band and Chris Cavanaugh.

Three-day tickets begin at $149 and various ticket packages can be viewed here. A variety of Preferred Lodging Packages in one of the country’s most beautiful family beach locations are also available.

For additional information about Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam, including tickets, artist lineup updates, directions, parking, lodging and more, visit www.GulfCoastJam.com.

ACM Awards Winners List

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Check out the list of the winners from tonight’s ACM Awards.  We’ll update it as we go.

Vocal Duo of the Year:
Florida Georgia Line

Album of the Year:
Chris Stapleton – Traveller

New Male Vocalist of the Year:
Chris Stapleton

New Female Vocalist of the Year:
Kelsea Ballerini

New Vocal Group/Duo of the Year:
Old Dominion

Single Record of the Year:
Thomas Rhett “I Could Die a Happy Man”

Video of the Year:
Eric Church “Mr. MisUnderstood”

Song of the Year:
Chris Stapleton “Nobody to Blame”

Vocal Group of the Year:
Little Big Town

Female Vocalist of the Year
Miranda Lambert

Male Vocalist of the Year
Chris Stapleton

Entertainer of the Year
Jason Aldean (the one shocker of the evening)

Dierks Bentley, Reba, Willie Nelson, and More Honor Living Legend Kris Kristofferson

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When the Nashville music community comes together to honor an icon like Kris Kristofferson, talent bursts at the seams to be part of the event. The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson featured more than 20 of country music’s finest artists performing songs that he has written over the past 50 years, while 79-year-old Kristofferson watched from the side of the stage with his wife, Lisa.

Actor W. Earl Brown hosted the event, sharing stories about Kristofferson’s life throughout the night. Other celebrities who shared their memories and accolades by video messages were the iconic singer/actress Barbra Streisand and actor Ethan Hawke. Nashville mayor Megan Barry also proclaimed March 16, 2016 as “Kris Kristofferson Day.”

Larry Gatlin, Jessi Alexander, and Jon Randall kicked off the concert with a performance of a song appropriately called “Kristofferson,” which also appears on Tim McGraw’s “Let It Go” album.

The rest of the show featured songs that Kristofferson has penned for himself and others, such as the legendary “Me and Bobby McGee,” performed this night by Reba McEntire.

Jennifer Nettles’ powerhouse vocals resonated throughout Bridgestone Arena with her rendition of “Worth Fighting For,” garnering the night’s first standing ovation.

Other memorable moments included Alison Krauss and Jamey Johnson, singing the classic hit “For the Good Times.” The duo’s sharp contrast in vocal traits made for a hauntingly poignant performance.

Darius Rucker kicked up the tempo with his take on “Under the Gun” and Dierks Bentley brought in the Travelin’ McCourys for a bluegrass rendition of “From the Bottle to the Bottom.”

And when you thought the night couldn’t get any better, Willie Nelson came on stage. Kristofferson joined him to perform the iconic “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down.” The duo is often remembered for being part of the Highwaymen, along with Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings. Waylon’s son Shooter, along with Jamey Johnson, joined Kristofferson and Nelson on stage to perform “Highwayman.”

The show concluded with all of the guest artists collaborating on one of Kristofferson’s biggest hits as an artist, “Why Me.”
Produced by Blackbird Events, the concert was recorded for future distribution. Stay tuned for more information about how you can watch it!

Set list
• Jessi Alexander, Jon Randall, Larry Gatlin: Kristofferson [recorded by Tim McGraw]
• Jack Ingram: Jesus Was a Capricorn
• Jessi Colter: The Captive
• Buddy Miller: Please Don’t Tell Me How the Story Ends
• Martina McBride: Here Comes That Rainbow Again
• Ryan Bingham: The Taker
• LeeAnn Womack: Nobody Wins
• Jennifer Nettles: Worth Fighting For
• Roseanne Cash: Loving Her Was Easier
• Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell: Chase the Feeling
• Emmylou Harris, Kris Kristofferson: The Pilgrim – Chapter 33
• Dierks Bentley, The Travelin’ McCourys: From the Bottle to the Bottom
• Lady Antebellum: Help Me Make it Through the Night
• Darius Rucker: Under the Gun
• Alison Krauss, Jamey Johnson: For the Good Times
• Alison Krauss: Casey’s Last Ride
• Hank Williams Jr.: If You Don’t Like Hank Williams
• Reba: Me and Bobby McGee
• Willie Nelson: Living Legend
• Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson: Sunday Morning Coming Down
• Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Shooter Jennings, Jamey Johnson: Highwayman
• ALL: Why Me

Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, Sam Hunt & MORE Added to CMA Fest Line-Up

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CMA Fest 2016 just got bigger with the announcement of Friday night’s stadium shows! Chris Stapleton, Sam Hunt, Eric Church, Hank Williams Jr. and Carrie Underwood will entertain the crowd downtown Nashville!

Since the event began as Fan Fair® in 1972 it has centered on Country Music fans and their unique connection to the artists they admire. To honor that tradition fans will be the first to have access to the lineups through the CMA Music Festival app. This year’s app is now available in the App store for iPhone and Android and includes features that allow fans to create individual concert schedules and be the first to know which of their favorite stars will be appearing on the Nissan Stadium stage.

Funds generated through CMA Music Festival ticket sales benefit music education. Since 2006, CMA and the CMA Foundation have donated more than $13.6 million to support sustainable music education initiatives across the country on behalf of the artists who participate in the event for free.

Fans that were not able to purchase tickets to the Nightly Concerts are still able to enjoy non-stop music, fan engagement, and artist experiences across the Festival through numerous FREE stages and events across town and by experiencing Fan Fair X in the Music City Center.

Tickets to Fan Fair X are available now at CMAfest.com (Fan Fair X admission is included in four-day CMA Music Festival tickets). Fan Fair X tickets are $10 per day or $25 for a four-day pass.

For the second year, fans will be able to purchase a four-day pass to the Fan Fair X that includes a general admission ticket to the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum that is good for use any day in 2016. The package deal is on sale now through Friday, June 10 and costs $39.95. The combination Fan Fair X/Country Music Hall of Fame tickets are available via the Country Music Hall of Fame website, http://countrymusichalloffame.org, and will also be sold at their box office the week of CMA Music Festival.

For upcoming announcements and all other info stay connected with CMA on CMAfest.com. Fans can also download the 2016 CMA Music Festival mobile app for iPhone or Android to view the latest artist lineups and to plan their festival experience.

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