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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:
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Luke Bryan, Toby Keith & Brad Paisley Lead Route 91 Harvest’s Star-Studded Lineup!

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Selling out in only its second year, Route 91 Harvest has quickly become a country music calendar staple and will return to Las Vegas for a third time with heavyweights Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Little Big Town, Chris Young and more leading the charge. Set to take place at the Las Vegas Village across from Luxor Hotel and Casino Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, fans will enjoy the “wide range of music performed at this festival” (Las Vegas Sun) when passes for the three-day, two-stage country music festival go on sale Friday, Jan. 29 at 10 a.m. PT at RT91Harvest.com.

Route 91 Harvest’s diverse lineup will also include Billy Currington, Lindsay Ell, Tyler Farr, Granger Smith feat Earl Dibbles, Jr., Jana Kramer, Dustin Lynch, David Nail, Travis Tritt and more. Fans also will have the opportunity to enjoy the festival in the luxury for which Las Vegas is known. VIP passes will be available for purchase offering fans access to the shaded Neon Lounge with a private cash bar, premium elevated viewing and lounge seating, express festival entrance, air-conditioned restroom facilities, private food vendors, complimentary massage services, a dedicated festival concierge and more.

“Everything in Vegas is larger than life and spectacular so it sets the bar pretty high for us coming back each year,” said Brian O’Connell, Live Nation President of Country Touring. “Route 91 has grown way beyond our expectations in only two years, especially selling out ahead of gates opening last year. I’m thrilled to be able to bring some of country’s brightest stars to party and continue to make an even bigger mark on Sin City!”

Chris Baldizan, senior vice president of entertainment booking and development for MGM Resorts International, said, “The Live Nation team led by Brian O’Connell has put a tremendous lineup together for this year’s Route 91 Harvest. This event is a true testament to how Las Vegas continues to evolve as a premier entertainment destination. Fans worldwide have the opportunity to experience the great festival atmosphere while also enjoying a variety of diverse offerings along The Strip throughout the weekend. This is what our guests have come to expect from the most dynamic city in the world.”

For more information on Route 91 Harvest follow updates on Facebook: facebook.com/Route91Harvest

NYC’s Country Music Festival Will Return To Randall’s Island Park With Big Names

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FarmBorough Festival’s first year surpassed all expectations as New York City’s first-ever country music festival when over 40,000 fans united on Randall’s Island Park for three days of first-class country music.  A collaboration between Live Nation Entertainment and Founders Entertainment, the two-stage festival will return on June 17-19 for a second year with a megastar lineup including Jason Aldean, Brooks & Dunn, Brantley Gilbert, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw and Thomas Rhett.  Juxtaposed against the backdrop of New York City’s iconic and breathtaking skyline, #NYCGoesCountry as the genre’s fervent fans will be able to enjoy FarmBorough’s diverse lineup that will also include A Thousand Horses, Billy Currington, Lonestar, Kacey Musgraves, David Nail, Eric Paslay and more to be announced in the coming weeks.  Festival passes will go on-sale on Jan. 29 at 10am ET at FarmBoroughFestival.com.

“Since the gates closed on FarmBorough last year we’ve been working towards today and how to come back even stronger than FarmBorough’s first year,” said Brian O’Connell Live Nation President of Country Touring.  “Having the heavyweight power of such huge and distinct names as well artists that I think will be the genre’s next big superstars on the bill helps ease the pressure a little bit of putting on a festival in the greatest city in the world.  I can’t wait to get back out there and continue to make our mark on the Big Apple.”

“We made history last year by launching New York City’s first ever major Country Music Festival,” said Co-founder and Partner at Founders Entertainment, Jordan Wolowitz. “The amazing lineup for FarmBorough 2016 speaks for itself, and we can’t wait to show everyone what’s in store for June. It’s gonna be awesome.”

An important milestone for the country music genre, critics and fans alike continue to praise and welcome FarmBorough Festival with open arms.

Follow further FarmBorough updates on Facebook: facebook.com/farmboroughfestival, Twitter: @FarmBoroughFest, Instagram: @Farmboroughfest and join the conversation on Twitter, using #farmborough and #nycgoescountry

Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill Owes $10.5 Million to Destiny USA After Abrupt Exit

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The now closed Toby Keith‘s I Love This Bar and Grill must pay Destiny USA $10.5 million after breaching its contract, a judge has ruled.  Toby Keith’s abandoned its third floor location in the middle of the night last May. And it appears to have walked away from the lawsuit, too.

State Supreme Court Justice Hugh Gilbert decided in favor of the mall after Toby Keith’s missed a November deadline to contest the lawsuit.  Destiny’s lawyer declined to comment when asked what chance the mall has in collecting its debt. Right now, the $10.5 million judgment is simply a piece of paper sitting in the clerk’s office.

It’s not clear what Toby Keith’s next move will be. But there’s no sign that the parent company, Boomtown Entertainment, of Arizona, followed through with its threat to sue the mall back in local court. A company spokesman had accused Destiny of violating the lease terms by allowing another mall venue — notably Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville — to offer live music.

Country music star Toby Keith licenses his name to the business, but has no stake in the restaurant, which has had a rocky start in other locations, too.

 

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