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“CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” to Feature Performances by Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban, Jason Aldean and MORE!

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Country Music’s hottest stars will take over primetime with the biggest concert event on television this summer when ABC airs “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” on Wednesday, Aug. 3rd (8:00-11:00 PM/ET). Brett Eldredge and Thomas Rhett host the three-hour special that brings Country Music’s most storied Festival to a national television audience. “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” will be executive-produced by Robert Deaton.

Taking the stage for solo performances are superstars Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Cole Swindell, Steven Tyler, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban.
The fans who attend CMA Music Festival know that one of the highlights of the Nightly Concerts is the monumental pairings of musical icons that happen each year. The ABC special will highlight many of those collaborations including Bentley performing with Elle King, Bryan with Urban, Eldredge and Thomas Rhett, Lady Antebellum with Cam, Little Big Town with Pharrell Williams, Rascal Flatts with Maren Morris, Tyler with Martina McBride, Hank Williams, Jr. with Chris Janson and Justin Moore, and Chris Young duetting with Cassadee Pope.

Filmed during CMA Music Festival June 9-12, the special features many of today’s most exciting Country Music stars as they hit the stage during the four-day celebration of America’s music. The annual event is unlike any other, with meet-and-greets in Fan Fair X, live music on 11 stages, more than 600 artists and celebrities, and a guest list of 88,500 avid singing-and-dancing-till-dawn fans.

For more information, visit CMAfest.com.

2016 British Country Music Awards Nominees Announced

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The nominees for the prestigious British Country Music Awards have been announced.

This event has attracted and become the benchmark for many artists who were previously unknown to the Country music fans who just attend the many events around the club scene and as Country music in the UK grows more and more young acts have been enticed to the genre and so these awards recognise those up and coming artists both here and abroad as well as the more celebrated performers. They are open to all.

Members of the British Country Music Association will have the final say on the winners when voting takes place.

Of the nominees Ben Earle gets three nominations including two with Crissie Rhodes as part of The Shires. Nathan Carter gets another nod for Entertainer of the Year, he was nominated too in 2014 and 2015 as was Raintown who must be doing something right, they have four nominations this year, one for Entertainer and the other three in Video, Album and Group categories. Gary Perkins, who recently won CCN Band of the Year also gets a nomination in the Entertainer category.

Newcomers to the awards nominations are The Southern Companion, Ashton Lane, Thorne Hill and Red Sky July. A spokesman said: ‘The quality of the British acts who have come to the fore since British Country music has stepped up to the mark means we shall be soon listening to more of our own acts rather than importing them from across the world. We can match the US with quality, we just need to get them publicized more. The likes of The Southern Companion, Holloway Road, The Shires and Ward Thomas are creating waves and it is no wonder the large recording companies have opened offices in London.’

For more details of the Awards Show and the Best of British event to be held the day before at the same venue in London or go to bcmawards.co.uk.

The nominees are:

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Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman’s Oh Gussie! Summer Line Debuts At Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores

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Little Big Town‘s Kimberly Schlapman will introduce her Oh Gussie! Summer collection TODAY, July 7th, at Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores across the country and online. The summer line follows the success of her fall/holiday line which debuted last October.

The Oh Gussie! Summer launch features 57 new kitchenware and home goods pieces with Schlapman’s signature feminine southern style, and also some special new Paw Paw Pottery pieces that are replications of her father’s work behind the potters wheel. Staple pieces and fan favorites like the delicate dinner plates, vintage-inspired glassware, and gorgeous wood cutting boards will also return this summer.

“I’m so excited to share my summer collection from Cracker Barrel with you,” exclaimed Schlapman. “It’s full of new cozy goodies for your kitchen and home that have me giddy with excitement. Some of my favorite new items include pink Lodge cast iron cookware, adorable mother-daughter rain boots, a lamp that’s reminiscent of one my favorite vintage lamps, and a wooden side table that is both convenient and beautiful. I believe you’ll love this collection as much as I do, and I hope it will add special warmth to your home.”

Schlapman will be visiting the Cracker Barrel in Fishers, IN (9700 N by Northeast Blvd) on Saturday, July 9th to sign pieces from the new line, meet, and visit with fans. Little Big Town is performing in Indianapolis that night on Luke Bryan’s Kill the Lights Tour. Schlapman will be in the store from 11 am – 2 pm.

Little Big Town to Perform Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

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Ready to celebrate the July 4th with some great music? Little Big Town will perform on the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular airing live from the Charles River Esplanade July 4th on CBS. They join a lineup including Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas. More here

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