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Aug
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DIERKS BENTLEY REVEALS DETAILS FOR NASHVILLE KICKOFF OF NATIONWIDE “MILES & MUSIC FOR KIDS” BENEFIT SERIES

DARIUS RUCKER, ERIC CHURCH AND MORE TO
JOIN BENTLEY AT RIVERFRONT PARK
 
First Tickets Go On Sale Fri., Aug. 15 

Dierks Bentley will host his fourth annual “Miles & Music for Kids” celebrity motorcycle ride and concert on Sunday, Oct. 11 in Nashville.  Sponsored by Nationwide Insurance, all proceeds from the event will benefit the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

The hour-long ride will weave through beautiful Williamson County and end at Riverfront Park in downtown Nashville with a concert featuring Bentley and special guests including his label-mates Darius Rucker and Eric Church.  More artists will be announced in the coming weeks.  

“This has always been a pretty special deal, and then last year my daughter was born at Vanderbilt the same day as our event and that really put things in perspective for me,” says Bentley.  “It’s cool that guys like Darius and Eric are willing to come out and help us raise some money, so that our community can continue to benefit from the hospital’s services.”

Tickets for the family-friendly event go on sale on Fri., Aug. 15 through Ticketmaster. Tickets for the ride, concert and commemorative T-shirt are $50, or those looking to attend the concert only can purchase tickets for $20. Special VIP packages are also available. 

This year, Bentley has joined forces with Nationwide Insurance, CMT ONE COUNTRY and the Children’s Miracle Network to expand the successful “Miles & Music for Kids” event to six cities across the country in 2009 and 2010, with all proceeds benefiting Children’s Miracle Network hospitals in those areas.  In the three previous years, “Miles & Music for Kids” has raised over $500,000 for Children’s Hospital.

For the latest news and ongoing artist announcements, visit www.dierks.com.

Aug
17

Kenny Chesney Rocks Gillette Stadium

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Aug
17

 

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‘People Are Crazy’ Makes Lucky #13 and #1 for Braddock and Jones NASHVILLE, August 12, 2009 – Music Row revelers gathered to celebrate BMI legend Bobby Braddock and beloved BMI songwriter Troy Jones’ chart-topping collaboration “People Are Crazy,” Tuesday, August 11 at BMI’s…
Aug
12

Hey Lady A Fan!

 

NEW SINGLE FROM LADY A RELEASED TODAY

 

Lady Antebellum’s new single, “Need You Now,” from their NEW forthcoming album is now available on iTunes.  You can preview the full length song on their blog at LadyAntebellum.com

 

Help Lady A spread the word by posting status updates on your Twitter and Facebook pages about the new song.  You can also add the song to your Facebook profile by clicking “I Like” the song. To do this, simply go to the band’s music tab on their Facebook page and click “I Like” next to the song name. It will even let you send the song to your friends!

 

Be sure to check Lady’s A’s blog tomorrow, we’ll be posting a special music video for “Need You Now” that highlights the behind the scenes action in the studio, when the song was being recorded.


PURCHASE THE SINGLE HERE >>>  

Aug
12

Win Tickets to Sold-Out Gillette Stadium Show

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Aug
11

Go get his cd its out today!!!

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Aug
07

Tremendous Reception as No Shoes Radio Launches from Alabama

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Aug
07
SET YOUR TIVO FOR MORE TRACE THIS WEEKEND
People Country on CMT Premieres Friday, August 7 at 1:30pm/12:30pm

Tune in to People Country on CMT as host Allison DeMarcus takes you inside the pages of an upcoming all-country edition of People magazine. The special catches up with Trace Adkins and Toby Keith as they continue their successful “America’s Toughest Tour”.

 Repeats: Sat. 8/8 (12:30pm CT), Sun. 8/9 (10am CT), and Tues. 8/11 (11am CT). more

TRACE ADKINS MAKES SPECIAL APPEARANCE ON GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS SUNDAY, AUGUST 9 (9:30pm ET/8:30pm CT) ON A&E

 Country star Trace Adkins  also makes a special appearance on this week’s episode of A&E’s hugely popular reality show, “Gene Simmons Family Jewels” airing Sunday, August 9 at 9:30pm ET/8:30pm CT. In the episode, titled “Rootin’ Tootin’ Gene,”

Simmons travels to Nashville as a favor to KISS’ manager and takes a promising but bickering country band under his wing. Adkins stops by the studio to surprise his former “Celebrity Apprentice” co-star and friend and give his expert opinion.

Jul
30

From Cmt.com

 

Looking at 15 Years of a Superstar’s Career
July 29, 2009; Written by Edward Morris
Kenny Chesney

Kenny Chesney

On stage, Kenny Chesney is a prancing dynamo who draws his energy from applause and spotlights. But in most of his 30-plus videos, he’s more like a casual observer of life, even when he’s the guy with the guitar. Behold a few of the best examples.

“The Tin Man” (1994) — Kenny in chrysalis. His resonant, reassuring voice is emerging, but at this early stage of image development, the singer is clad in a form-shrouding sport coat and wearing his hair longer in the back. The close-ups show a man who’s keenly in touch with the emotions he sings about.

“That’s Why I’m Here” (1998) — Chesney throws himself into this one literally as he sprawls on a grimy restroom floor in a drunken stupor. The song is the cry of a man who’s trying to kick his alcohol addiction while simultaneously pleading for understanding from his aggrieved wife or girlfriend. The video is permeated by dark, sickening, institutional colors that offer no ray of mental relief. Here, in the service of authenticity, Chesney exposes his receding hairline. After all, falling-down drunks rarely succeed in keeping their hats on.

“How Forever Feels” (1998) — Welcome to the tropics. This video introduces us to Chesney’s passion for sunny beaches and soothing waves, and it’s the first to show his sculpted bare chest. In one scene, he even wears a parrot on his shoulder.

“The Good Stuff” (2002) — After a dustup with his old lady, Chesney C-clamps himself to a bar and asks for some liquid relief — the “good stuff.” But the wise old bartender (played by Chesney’s longtime manager, Dale Morris) knows what the kid really needs is some philosophical perspective on his debilitating self-pity. The drunker you are, the more profound this one will seem.

“There Goes My Life” (2003) — Country songwriters love nothing better than taking a catchy phrase and working it into different and even contradictory contexts. Here, it’s “there goes my life” because my girlfriend’s pregnant, followed by “there goes my life” because my little baby girl is what I hold most dear. And, finally, “there goes my life” because my beloved grown-up daughter is leaving home. That’s the story this video tells. Chesney relates the action but does not participate in it.

“Anything but Mine” (2005) — Of all Chesney’s beach-themed videos, this is my favorite. The scene is a seaside or lakeside amusement park near the end of summer. While Chesney and his band play off to the side, the two young lovers try to pack as much joy into their final day together as the imagination allows. Wistful and beautifully bittersweet.

“Who You’d Be Today” (2005) — The poets Robert Frost and John Greenleaf Whittier each spoke of roads not taken and opportunities lost because of fear, caution or arbitrary choice. “For of all sad words of tongue or pen,” Whittier wrote, “the saddest are these, ‘It might have been.’” This video dwells on the theme of potential cut short by tragedy: the playground friend later killed in a war and the promising young life that’s snuffed out in a car wreck. Again, Chesney sings on the periphery as the sad scenes unfold.

“You Save Me” (2006) — The East Tennessee native does some fine understated acting here. He plays the weary, mysterious stranger who’s coming home to his lover, the one person who truly understands and accepts his “gypsy soul.” As he stares out the side window of the cab he’s riding in, his face is a palette of dark and unexplained emotions. But all his pain is swept away when he’s finally frolicking in the arms of his woman. (CMT.com also offers a director’s cut of this video that goes a long way toward explaining the cause of Chesney’s angst.)

“Don’t Blink” (2007) — After his interview with a 102-year-old man reminds him that life is fleeting, a TV newscaster begins to rethink his own hurried existence. Even if you do blink, you won’t miss this didactic story line.

“Out Last Night” (2009) — The only difference between this poolside panorama and Chesney seaside epics (e.g., “Old Blue Chair” “Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven,” “When the Sun Goes Down,” “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem,” “I Lost It,” “How Forever Feels”) is that it features a lot more babes than drinking buddies.

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