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Toby Keith, Hank Williams Jr., Alison Krauss, Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles, Lee Ann Womack & Jack Ingram Added to Kris Kristofferson Concert

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Music stars Toby Keith, Hank Williams Jr., Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles, Lee Ann Womack and Jack Ingram have been added to the all-star lineup at The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson on Wednesday, March 16, at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. The all-star concert event taping pays tribute to the legendary singer-songwriter and actor.

The new additions to the lineup join previously announced performing artists Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Ryan Bingham, Rosanne Cash, Eric Church, Emmylou Harris, Jamey Johnson, Willie Nelson, Darius Rucker, Trisha Yearwood and Kris Kristofferson. Kristofferson will perform with select music stars throughout the night creating extraordinary musical moments. Additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks.

A new block of tickets in all price ranges, starting at $75, are on sale at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000, at all Ticketmaster locations and at the Bridgestone Arena box office. Citi is the official credit card of The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson.

Kristofferson, a Country Music Hall of Fame member, is considered a true poet who helped modernize the genre with songs such as “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down,” “Help Me Make It Through the Night,” “Me and Bobby McGee” and “Lovin’ Her Was Easier.” These are the songs of heartbreak and despair, of love and loss, of yearning and hope. These are the songs so honest that we adopted them as our own. They are the songs of a life led unlike any other: An All-American athlete, Golden Gloves boxer, Army Ranger, helicopter pilot, singer-songwriter, social activist, humanitarian and movie star.

Keith Wortman is creator and executive producer of the show. Grammy Award-winner Don Was will serve as music director and will lead an all-star band backing the performers at this incomparable concert event taping. The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson will be filmed and recorded for multi-platform distribution throughout traditional media (worldwide broadcast, music and digital).

“Kris and his songs mean everything to music artists and fans alike. They have inspired us to remain true to ourselves in every possible way. The addition of these incredible artists to this lineup is a testament to that,” Wortman said. “This is an experience everyone will want to be a part of.”

FOR ALL SHOW DETAILS AND THE OFFICIAL CONCERT EVENT WEBSITE, PLEASE VISIT:
songsofkristofferson.com
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UMG Nashville Hosts 7th Annual “Team UMG at the Ryman”

Photo Credit: Peyton Hoge

Photo Credit: Peyton Hoge

Universal Music Group Nashville hosted the 7th Annual “Team UMG Live at the Ryman” luncheon yesterday afternoon with performers including Lauren Alaina, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Vince Gill, Charles Kelley, Little Big Town, Kip Moore, Kacey Musgraves, David Nail, Jon Pardi, Eric Paslay, Darius Rucker, Canaan Smith, Chris Stapleton and Keith Urban.

It is always one of our favorite events during CRS and yesterday was no exception!

You can see all of CMTT’s photo fromthe luncheon HERE.   Also, don’t miss out on this clip of Eric Paslay’s high energy performance HERE.

 

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Presents Writers’ Round: The Songs of Eric Church

Eric Church

The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will host a special program, Writers’ Round: The Songs of Eric Church, on Saturday, Feb. 20, at 1:30 p.m., in the museum’s Ford Theater. The program is presented in support of the exhibition Eric Church: Inside the Outsider which will end its run Feb. 21.

Throughout his career, Eric Church has worked with a very small group of songwriting collaborators, creating a consistent sound and a distinct, authentic voice. In this Saturday program, Casey Beathard, Jeff Hyde, Luke Laird and Jeremy Spillman will perform and share stories behind the hits they crafted with Church, including “Cold One,” “Country Music Jesus,” “Give Me Back My Hometown,” “Hell on the Heart’” “Homeboy,” “Like a Wrecking Ball,” “Mr. Misunderstood,” “The Outsiders,” “Springsteen” and “Talladega.”

The program is included with museum admission and free to museum members. Museum members can make reservations by calling 615-416-2001 or emailing reservations@countrymusichalloffame.org. The program will be streamed live at countrymusichalloffame.org/streaming.

Inside the Outsider examines Church’s path to stardom, with stage wear, guitars, song manuscripts, photos and more from his personal collection. Highlights include:

  • Harmony H-303 three-quarter-size acoustic guitar played by Church as a child
  • Gold necklace with Hank Williams Jr.’s logo, which was a gift to Church from Williams
  • Ray-Ban Aviator Mirror sunglasses worn by Church
  • ACM and CMA Album of the Year Awards for Chief
  • Note and autographed Fender FA-100 acoustic guitar presented to Church by George Strait for performing on Strait’s farewell tour, The Cowboy Rides Away, in 2014
  • Notebook with handwritten notes and set lists from The Outsiders World Tour. Church promised that the set list for each night would be different
  • Rogue leather jacket, John Varvatos shirt, Diesel jeans, and leather boots worn by Church on the cover of The Outsiders and at the 2013 CMA Awards

For more information about the exhibition, click here. Follow @countrymusichof on Twitter and join the conversation using #InsidetheOutsider.

51st ACM Awards Nominations

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Nominations were announced today for the 51st ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, honoring country music’s superstars and hottest emerging talent. Hosted by Dierks Bentley and reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan, the ACM Awards are produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM – 11:00PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

Dierks Bentley announced the nominees for six categories including Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, Vocal Duo of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year, and Album of the Year live today on “CBS This Morning.” Additionally, “Entertainment Tonight” co-host Nancy O’Dell revealed nominees for the newcomer categories, Single Record of the Year, Video of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year on ETOnline.com.

Eric Church is nominated in five categories, including his first for Entertainer of the Year and third for Male Vocalist of the Year. Also, Church is nominated for Album of the Year for Mr. Misunderstood, Video of the Year for “Mr. Misunderstood,” and Vocal Event of the Year for “Raise ‘Em Up” with Keith Urban.

Chris Stapleton earned five nominations, including his first-ever nods for Male Vocalist of the Year, New Male Vocalist of the Year, Vocal Event of the Year for “Hangover Tonight” with Gary Allan, and is twice nominated as both artist and producer in the Album of the Year category for Traveller.

Cam, first-time ACM Awards nominee, received four nominations, including New Female Vocalist of the Year, Video of the Year for “Burning House, and is twice nominated as both artist and producer in the Single Record of the Year category for “Burning House.”

Chris Young received four nominations, including his first Album of the Year nomination for I’m Comin’ Over as both the artist and producer. Also, he received two nods as artist and producer in the Single Record of the Year category for “I’m Comin’ Over.”

Little Big Town, reigning Vocal Group of the Year, leads group nominations with four, including their 10th nomination for Vocal Group of the Year. The group earned nominations in the Single Record of the Year and Video of the Year categories for the song “Girl Crush.” Also, Little Big Town received a Vocal Event of the Year nomination for “Smokin’ And Drinkin’” with Miranda Lambert. Additionally, Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild received an individual nomination for Vocal Event of the Year for “Home Alone Tonight” with Luke Bryan.

First-time ACM Awards nominee, Chris Janson earned three nominations, including New Male Vocalist of the Year, and is twice nominated as both artist and producer in the Single Record of the Year category for “Buy Me A Boat.”

Reigning Female Vocalist of the Year, Miranda Lambert earned three nominations, including her fifth nomination for Entertainer of the Year and 10th consecutive nod for Female Vocalist of the Year. Additionally, she is nominated for Vocal Event of the Year for “Smokin’ And Drinkin’” featuring Little Big Town.

Thomas Rhett earned three nominations including his first in the Album of the Year category for Tangled Up and Single Record of the Year category for “Die a Happy Man.” Also, he received a nomination for New Male Vocalist of the Year.

Previously fan-voted, Entertainer of the Year and newcomer categories, New Male Vocalist of the Year, New Female Vocalist of the Year and New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year, are now all incorporated into the professional membership voting process this year.

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