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Tim McGraw Announces a Concert for Sandy Hook

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Tim McGraw has announced that on July 17th, 2015 at XFINITY Theatre in Hartford, Connecticut, he will headline a Concert for Sandy Hook Promise. One-hundred percent of the net proceeds of this special event will benefit Sandy Hook Promise, an organization founded in the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, with a mission of protecting children from gun violence.

Tickets for “Tim McGraw: A Concert for Sandy Hook Promise” go on sale this Friday, April 17th at 10 a.m. through LiveNation.com and Ticketmaster. Charge By Phone 800-745-3000. Featured performers will include current tour mates Billy Currington and Chase Bryant, along with special surprise guests to be announced later.

“Out of this tragedy a group was formed that made a promise to honor the lives lost and turn it into a moment of transformation,” said McGraw. “Sandy Hook Promise teaches that we can do something to protect our children from gun violence. I want to be a part of that promise – as a father and as a friend.”

This cause is close to Tim’s heart, as it is to the fiddle player in his touring band, Dean Brown, a longtime friend to Mark Barden, a musician and father of a child, who was killed in the 2012 tragedy.

“I look forward to being a part of a night of hope and promise and music that will help continue the great work that Sandy Hook Promise is doing,” said Brown.

“We are humbled that Tim would do this for us,” said Barden. “Dean and his wife Cindy helped my wife and I through our darkest hour and helped buoy our spirits. It meant more than words could ever say.”

To donate directly to Sandy Hook Promise go to www.sandyhookpromise.org.

Reba to Take Over CMT Next Weekend

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CMT today announced a massive multiscreen weekend takeover with the Queen of Country music, Reba. In celebration of her forthcoming highly anticipated new album, “Love Somebody,” available April 14 on Nash Icon Records, CMT is turning over its screens beginning Saturday, April 18 for an unparalleled “CMT We Love Reba Takeover Weekend” that includes the CMT premiere of the epic concert event, “Reba and Friends Outnumber Hunger,” a special edition of “CMT Hot 20 Countdown” co-hosted by Reba, new interviews on CMT Radio, music video blocks across CMT and CMT Pure hosted by Reba, a marathon of the hit series, “Reba,” and special episodes of “Reba” on CMT VOD. Mashable first broke the news late yesterday.

“I love that CMT invited me to ‘takeover’ the network for the weekend… it’s going to be fun! I can’t wait to share stories about Love Somebody and walk down memory lane a bit,” said Reba. “I hope fans enjoy seeing some of my favorite career moments and even some of the questionable fashion choices.”

CMT will premiere “Reba and Friends Outnumber Hunger,” a one-hour special concert on Saturday, April 18th at 12pm ET/PT on CMT and CMT.com. The event will feature new music from “Love Somebody” as well as performances from other BMLG artists including Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Florida Georgia Line, Eli Young Band and Maddie & Tae. Serving as the face of the 2015 Outnumber Hunger campaign, Reba will help raise awareness of the 49 million individuals struggling with hunger in America. For more on the initiative, visit www.OutnumberHunger.com or www.OutnumberHunger.CMT.com.

Reba will join Cody Alan as co-host for “CMT Hot 20 Countdown” on Saturday, April 18th at 9am ET/PT where she will look back at some of her biggest videos and best wardrobes, and be brutally honest with Cody about his acting abilities. Throughout the weekend, both CMT and CMT Pure will air Reba’s entire video catalog including “Fancy,” “Consider Me Gone,” “Because of You” and her current smash “Going Out Like That.” The weekend also includes a marathon of her best-loved episodes from the hit series, “Reba,” on Saturday from 1pm-8pm ET/PT, and Reba will rank her Top 10 quotes from the show on Facebook page and via @CMT on Twitter.

Leading up to her takeover weekend, Reba will be the featured guest on “CMT After MidNite,” “CMT Radio Live” and “CMT All Access” with Cody Alan. Fans can keep up with Reba’s takeover weekend on social by following @CMT on Twitter using #CMTRebaWeekend, or on CMT’s official Facebook page.

WE LOVE REBA TAKEOVER WEEKEND includes:

• Hosted by Reba herself, the Queen of Country’s entire video catalog will air throughout CMT and CMT Pure music hours on Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19 from 6-9am ET/PT.
• Reba co-hosting CMT “Hot 20 Countdown” with Cody Alan, premiering Saturday, April 18 at 9am-12pm ET/PT. Encore airs Sunday, April 19 at 9am ET/PT.
• “Reba and Friends Outnumber Hunger” concert special premiering Saturday, April 18 at 12pm ET/PT on CMT and CMT.com. Encore airs Sunday, April 19 at 8am ET/PT.
• A marathon of “Reba” kicking-off Saturday, April 18 at 1pm ET/PT.

Billy Currington Hitting the Road with Tim McGraw

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Billy Currington teams up with Tim McGraw this summer on the Shotgun Rider Tour ’15. The cross-country tour kicks off June 5th in Little Rock, Arkansas and runs through September 19th with stops in Dallas, Boston, Chicago and Sacramento.

“I’ve been wanting to tour with Tim for so long,” Billy tells Nashville.com. “I met him quite a while ago, five, six, seven years ago. Actually met him and got to hang out with him, and I think we went hunting together on his property and just had a great day. And since then, deriving from all the good talks we had and the inspiration he gave me and the advice and on and on, I always say, ‘Man I’ve got to tour with this guy someday.’ And so now it’s happening and here we are. I really look forward to it.”

For the latest tour and new music information, visit BillyCurrington.com.

Little Big Town, Dierks Bentley, Darius Rucker & MORE added to iHeartRadio Country Festival

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The full show-stopping lineup for the 2015 iHeartRadio Country Festival, bringing together Country music’s biggest superstars all on one stage at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas on Saturday, May 2nd will feature Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Little Big Town, Dierks Bentley, Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore, The Band Perry, iHeartRadio’s On The Verge artist Sam Hunt and Tyler Farr. The live celebration of all things Country will be hosted by iHeartMedia’s nationally-syndicated Country music personality Bobby Bones – with unbelievable collaborations and surprise special guests, bringing the music of the iHeartRadio app to life onstage.

The iHeartRadio Country Festival will video stream live exclusively on Yahoo Live (www.yahoo.com/iheartradio) for fans nationwide and broadcast live on iHeartMedia Country radio stations across the U.S. on Saturday, May 2nd at 7 p.m. CT. The iHeartRadio Country Festival will also be televised as an exclusive nationwide two-hour broadcast special on NBC, May 27th from 9-11 p.m. ET/CT.

“Country music has never been bigger in America and we are bringing the marquee names together live on one stage for one night,” said John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises, iHeartMedia. “It will be a once in a lifetime event for fans that night in Austin, as well as millions nationally on-air, online on Yahoo and on NBC.”

iHeartMedia will launch a six weeklong nationwide promotion, beginning Monday, March 30th, giving thousands of Country music fans nationwide the opportunity to win a trip to Austin, Texas for a one-of-a-kind experience at the iHeartRadio Country Festival. The promotion will run across more than 120 iHeartMedia Country radio stations as well as on iHeartRadio, the company’s all-in-one digital streaming platform.

“Country is one of the most vibrant and exciting genres in music today,” said Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Platforms, iHeartMedia. “I love that our iHeartRadio Country Festival gives us a opportunity to showcase such an amazing lineup of incredible artists and music not only live in Austin, but across the country on our stations, Yahoo and NBC.”

Tickets go on sale to the general public Saturday, March 28 at 10 a.m. ET. For more information visit iHeartRadio.com/countryfestival.

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