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Little Big Town Does a Little “Day Drinking” on ‘The View’

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Little Big Town paid a visit The View this week to promote their new album, Pain Killer. During the show, the band revealed their “Frozen” inspired Halloween costumes.

The group also explained a bus game they play sometimes. The Name That Tune inpsired game was demonstrated by Phillip Sweet singing Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off.”


Tim McGraw to Perform on ‘A Very Grammy Christmas’

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“A Very GRAMMY® Christmas,” a new one-hour entertainment special, will feature three-time GRAMMY winner Tim McGraw, singer/songwriter Ariana Grande, three-time GRAMMY-winning group Maroon 5, and seven-time GRAMMY winner Pharrell Williams. The special will include performances of holiday songs and current pop hits, as well as artists sharing their favorite holiday memories and what a GRAMMY nomination means to them. “A Very GRAMMY Christmas” will air on Friday, Dec. 5th, 9 – 10 p.m. ET/PT, and will be broadcast on CBS. Additional performers will be announced shortly. For updates and breaking news, please visit GRAMMY.com.

In addition to performances, the nominations in the Album Of The Year category for the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards® will be announced during the “A Very GRAMMY Christmas” broadcast. All other nominations (82 of 83 categories) will be revealed the morning of Dec. 5. Further details regarding the unveiling of 57th Annual GRAMMY nominations will be announced shortly.

“A Very GRAMMY Christmas” will tape on Tuesday, Nov. 18th, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Tickets for the general public are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.com or via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone lines at 866.448.7849.

The Band Perry Shares Career Experiences with Belmont University Music Students During Special Master Class

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The Band Perry took time out of their busy touring and recording schedule last week to give a Master Class at Belmont University’s School of Music in Nashville.

With Massey Concert Hall as their backdrop, the sibling trio shared the backstory on how they started in the music industry, which included raising money for sound gear by selling homemade caramel apples door to door and traveling around the southeast to play shopping malls, campsites and restaurants. The band stressed the importance of perseverance, a strong support system, and accepting constructive criticism. They also mentioned the development of stage presence in addition to technical skills.

The reigning ACM “Vocal Group of The Year” shared their strategy on how they grew “from a band to a brand,” encouraging students to find their own voice and focus on what they do best and what makes them unique. They also lent advice on coping with the rigors of breaking into the music business, a challenge very familiar to many of the young performers in the room. At the end of the hour, the band answered questions from the students, and then treated the audience to an impromptu acoustic performance of their quintessential hit, “If I Die Young.”

“It was great to have Kimberly, Reid and Neil speak to our music students,” said Dr. Cynthia Curtis, Dean of The College of Visual and Performing Arts. “Practical advice from professional musicians is an integral part of our students’ education, and we could not have scripted this Master Class any better. The Band Perry offered our students real-life information about what the combination of talent and hard work can bring. Coming from an intelligent, accomplished and relatable act like The Band Perry, this advice was exactly what our students needed to hear as they begin to pursue their own professional careers.”

Kristian Bush Set to Perform on ‘Today’- DVR Alert

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Kristian Bush will kick off Monday morning with a special performance of his Top 40-and-climbing hit “Trailer Hitch” on NBC’s TODAY show (10/27). Bush recently released the music video for his infectious single, “Trailer Hitch,” which made its world premiere on CMT.

For tour dates and more information, visit www.kristianbush.com.

Miranda Lambert Raises Over $600,000 with Cause for the Paws

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Grammy® winner and dog ‘mother’ to seven rescue dogs, Miranda Lambert, has donated proceeds from her show at the Route 91 Harvest Festival to her 7th annual charity event, “Cause for the Paws,” to benefit her beloved MuttNation Foundation. The event brought in a total of $628,148, which is put to good use in helping furry friends all across the country.

“I always have a great time in Vegas, but being able to save dogs along the way was probably the best,” Miranda said. “Getting to do what I love and help the cause that’s closest to my heart, and do it in Vegas; it doesn’t get any better. With the money raised, I am looking forward to seeing lots of dogs find loving forever homes through adoption.”

The Route 91 Harvest Festival was held at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on October 3rd, 4th and 5th, and featured fellow superstar headliners, Blake Shelton and Jason Aldean.
This year’s “Cause for the Paws” event included a sold out VIP cocktail party; complete with a live and silent auction with items from Blake Shelton, Miranda, Live Nation and MGM Resorts (which raised more than $60,000). There was also an online eBay auction.

MNF co-founder, Bev Lambert explains, “Miranda and I were a bit apprehensive about moving the 7th Annual Cause For The Paws from our homes states of Texas and Oklahoma into Las Vegas. As our long time sponsors signed on in record time and the tickets for the 1st Harvest Festival began to sell out we started to feel like this year may indeed be worthy of the name – Lucky 7! We stand amazed at the support that her fans, friends and sponsors continue to show as they join hands with us to help shelter pets across the US. We both continue our pledge to be watchful over every penny donated.”

The money raised from “Cause for the Paws” will be used for a variety of initiatives throughout the coming year including to finish work on and fund Redemption Ranch, the first MuttNation Foundation owned and operated shelter, which will be opening in Tishomingo, OK on November 22nd.

In addition, on Sunday, October 26th starting at noon MuttNation Foundation will partner with the Humane Society of Tulsa to host their FIRST Muttoberfest (at 6232 E. 60th Street in Tulsa, OK). Over 100 dogs and cats (all of whom have been vaccinated, tested and spayed and neutered) rescued by MuttNation Foundation will be available for adoption.

MNF will also be continuing their very successful Mutts Across America: 50 States/50 Shelters initiative. Operating under the premise that fans, friends, colleagues and benefactors across the US have sown into MuttNation Foundation, last year they selected a shelter in each of the 50 states to lend a financial hand and will do so again this year.

They will also continue their support for Pets Fur People (petsfurpeople.org), which is the former home of Miranda’s first shelter pet, Delilah, and the start of Cause For The Paws in Tyler, TX.

MuttNation Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization and all contributions are 100% tax deductible; it has raised over $1.5 M the past seven years. To donate please visit: www.MuttNationFoundation.com. Miranda and her mother, Bev, make every effort to ensure that your hard-earned dollars are going to spay and neuter efforts, medical treatments, adoptions, preventions, transportation, legislative changes, and education. By contributing, you are making a difference to end animal cruelty, neglect, and homelessness.

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