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Rascal Flatts and Sara Evans to Be Showcased on “MDA Show of Strength Telethon”

©2014 Grand Ole Opry / Photos By: Chris Hollo

©2014 Grand Ole Opry / Photos By: Chris Hollo

The Grand Ole Opry is set to be showcased this weekend when the MDA Show of Strength Telethon airs Opry performances by Opry members Rascal Flatts (“My Wish”) and RCA recording artist Sara Evans (“A Little Bit Stronger”).  The long-standing Labor Day Weekend telethon, which helps provide life-enhancing support and services for the families it serves, will air on Sun., Aug. 31, at 9/8 EST/CT on the ABC Television Network.

Past Opry performances on the telethon have included Lady Antebellum, Luke Bryan, Martina McBride and Darius Rucker, among others.

Motley Crue And Country Music Come Together In “Nashville Outlaws”

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Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue believes you can have country artists covering their songs because the songs can be stripped down easily. Sixx says most of the songs were written on acoustic guitar and a good song will stand up to interpretation.

“Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Motley Crue” features acts like Justin Moore, Florida Georgia Line, Rascal Flatts and LeAnn Rimes remaking Motley Crue songs.

Moore says he was attracted to “Home Sweet Home” because it reminded him of his song, “Small Town USA.” He says he never would have thought that something like this would ever come to him, but he had fun with it.

“Nashville Outlaws” is out this week.

Hunter Hayes Accepts the ALS “Ice Bucket Challenge”

When Orlando-based radio station WWKA issued the call for Hunter Hayes to take part in the ALS “Ice Bucket Challenge” currently sweeping the nation, the four-time GRAMMY nominee didn’t hesitate to accept and conquer the mission. Hayes invited fans who were camping out for his show at the State Fair of West Virginia in Lewisburg, W.V. tonight to take part in the challenge, which helps raise funds for the ALS Association.

Upon completion, Hayes tweeted his thanks to fans and issued his own challenge, stating:

“ALS #IceBucketChallenge completed! Let’s see what you’ve got @rascalflatts & @zacbrownband! #StrikeOutALS.” Stay tuned to find out what happens by following @HunterHayes on Twitter and Facebook.

Rascal Flatts Cancel Several Shows

2013 CMT Music Awards - Wonderwall Portrait Studio

Rascal Flatts announced today that due to unforeseen illness with lead singer Gary LeVox, the following shows scheduled for this week have been cancelled:

Thursday, August 7th – Idaho Center Amphitheater – Nampa, ID
Friday, August 8th – Northern Quest Casino & Resort – Airway Heights, WA
Saturday, August 9th – Rocking’ River Music Festival – Mission, BC, CAN

On the cancellations, Rascal Flatts bassist Jay DeMarcus said, “It is incredibly difficult to make the decision to cancel shows and disappoint our loyal fans who have been so good to us over the years. The schedule of shows this past weekend, coupled with media days in New York City, have left him without a voice. We promise to return as soon as we can and give our fans the best show possible!”

Ticketholders should contact their venue for refund information.

 

Rascal Flatts Sell Out Hometown Arena

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Country superstars Rascal Flatts had an unforgettable evening on Friday, as their REWIND Tour 2014 rocked a sold-out Cleveland crowd at the Blossom Music Center. The band’s return to their home state of Ohio packed the arena with the tour’s biggest crowd yet.

Music critics echoed the fans enthusiasm over the weekend. The Canton Repository declared that the band “…killed it. The show was so full of energy.”

The Plain Deale rsaid the band “kept the pavilion and lawn crowds on their feet, dancing and especially singing along.”

This past May, Rascal Flatts released their ninth album, REWIND, which quickly climbed the charts, making it Flatts’ eighth consecutive studio album to debut at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. The title track marked their 15th #1 hit single. As one of the hottest-selling acts on tour in any genre, they’ve sold over 7 million concert tickets, and counting.

The 35-city REWIND Tour 2014, featuring special guest Sheryl Crow with opening act Gloriana, continues this week with upcoming stops in Nampa, ID (8/7) and Airway Heights, WA (8/8). For a full list of upcoming tour dates, visit www.rascalflatts.com.

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