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Win A Trip to Graceland to See Deborah Allen Kick Off Elvis Week

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On Sunday, Jan. 8, award-winning songwriter, performer, producer and author Deborah Allen is giving fans a chance to win a special trip to Elvis Week 2012 with The Amazing Graceland Contest.

The Amazing Graceland Contest kicks off on Elvis’ birthday, Jan. 8, and remains open through April 7, 2012.  The contest is free to enter at www.AmazingGracelandContest.com.  One grand prize winner and a guest will receive roundtrip airfare and three night’s hotel accommodations, admission to select Elvis Week 35th anniversary events and attractions in Memphis (Aug. 15-17 only), an autographed copy of Allen’s latest album, Hear Me Now, and a special meet-and-greet and dinner with the Grammy-nominated performer.

“Having grown up in Memphis with Elvis in our midst, I am so proud and honored to offer this incredible trip to such a wonderful event – the 35th anniversary celebration of my hometown hero… the King of Rock N Roll… Elvis Presley!” says Allen.  “Elvis’ spirit still lives in Graceland, and it touched my soul!  I hope YOU win the chance for it to touch yours!”

A Memphis native, Allen felt compelled to write “Amazing Graceland” after visiting Elvis’ famed Graceland mansion in 2009.  The powerful tribute is the opening track on Allen’s 2011 Delta Rock Records release, Hear Me Now, and has become one of the multi-talented singer’s favorite songs to perform live.  Watch Allen’s moving “Amazing Graceland” video here.

Allen appeared and performed at several events during Elvis Week 2011, including George Klein’s Memphis Mafia Reunion and the Candlelight Vigil at the gates of Graceland.  Klein also debuted “Amazing Graceland” internationally on Sirius XM’s Elvis Hour radio show during the Candlelight Vigil.

Elvis Week 2012 is held Aug. 10-18, 2012.  The Amazing Graceland Contest grand prize winner will be selected and notified via email within a week of the contest’s end on April 7, 2012.

For complete contest rules and the full 2012 Elvis Week schedule, visit www.AmazingGracelandContest.com.  For more information about Deborah Allen, visit www.DeborahAllen.com.

CONTEST: Win An Autographed Copy Of Deborah Allen’s Christmas Book — CLOSED

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Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and performer Deborah Allen has released her first book, a children’s Christmas story titled “The Loneliest Christmas Tree.”

Originally written by Allen in 1986 but unreleased until now, “The Loneliest Christmas Tree” officially marks the multi-talented musical performer’s debut as an author.  The 54-page, hardcover book tells the inspirational story of a solitary Christmas tree facing the threat of urban development and the unlikely hero that comes to its defense. The book, illustrated by Kix Brooks‘ daughter, Molly Brooks, is sure to be a Christmas classic for families this year.

“I am so proud of all the wonderful illustrations created by Molly Brooks,” says Allen.  “Her brilliant eye and artistic hand truly brought my story to life!  When I discovered that Molly was born the same year I wrote this book – and coincidentally on Christmas Eve – I knew it was a sign that she was meant to be a part of ‘The Loneliest Christmas Tree.’  She did an incredible job, and every single page is beautiful!”

“The Loneliest Christmas Tree” is now available at all book stores and online book retailers. We have your chance to win an autographed copy of the children’s Christmas book. To enter, submit your name below and tell us why you love Christmas. The contest is open immediately until Monday, December 12th at noon EST when we will pick a winner at random. The contest is open to legal citizens of the United States and Canada except where prohibited. Good luck!

 

 

Chevrolet Sponsors Free Entertainment During CMA Fest Week!

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The Seventh Annual CMA Music Festival Kick-Off Parade” will begin at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, June 8, and will feature artists and celebrities riding down Broadway in a variety of Chevrolet vehicles including Corvettes and Silverados. The parade will start at 10th Avenue and end up at Chevrolet Riverfront Park.

Confirmed to participate in the parade is Deborah Allen, Lynn Anderson, Katie Armiger, Sherrie Austin, Bo Bice, Bomshel, Ash Bowers, Crystal Bowersox, Lee Brice, Carter’s Chord, Dailey & Vincent, Sarah Darling, Billy Dean, Dirt Drifters, Eli Young Band, Tyler Farr, Ashley Gearing, Andy Griggs, The Harters, Walker Hayes, Her & Kings County, Ty Herndon, JT Hodges, Steve Holy, Buddy Jewell, Jason Jones, LoCash Cowboys, Lunabelles, Miss Willie Brown, The Roys, Daryle Singletary, Stealing Angels, Josh Thompson, Tiffany, Rhonda Vincent, and Mark Wills. Both The Oak Ridge Boys and Bill Anderson will serve as Grand Marshalls for the event.

GAC Announces their CMA Music Fest Booth Signing & Adds Lady A

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GAC will be present at this year’s CMA Music Festival, with a booth at the Exhibition Hall. Their booth is #216 and their schedule is as follows: (Please note: artists schedules subject to change!)

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood Expect The Unexpected

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As Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood prepare to host the CMA Awards for the fourth consecutive year, they’ve learned to expect the unexpected.

“You just keep it moving and you always have a job to do no matter what happens,” said Underwood.

The longtime friends, who scored a No. 1 hit this year with the duet “Remind Me” (written by Paisley, Chris DuBois and Kelley Lovelace), have learned to roll with the punches in juggling their hosting duties. They’ve also both become more acutely aware of the ticking of the clock.

“I had 40 seconds to change my entire outfit,” Underwood recalled of one particularly tight wardrobe change during the 2010 CMA Awards.

“She didn’t make it in rehearsal,” Paisley interjected. “She was a minute late.”

“My zipper busted in rehearsal,” Underwood explained. “I was like, ‘Don’t worry. I’ll make it work. I’ll make it.’”

And she did. She substituted another dress and the millions watching the ABC live telecast would never have known a stressful rehearsal had preceded the flawless live show.

As the three-hour broadcast neared its end, Underwood and Paisley experienced a new challenge, rarely heard of during an awards show. “We were two minutes under going into Entertainer of the Year,” Paisley said of the unexpected surplus on the clock.

“That part is scary,” admitted Underwood. “That never happens. You’re never under. You’re always over.”