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5th Annual “Opry Goes Pink”

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It’s a very special night for a very important cause.

The Grand Ole Opry is joining Women Rock For The Cure for their 5th Annual “Opry Goes Pink” event. Each year, an artist is chosen to flip the switch to turn the Opry’s signature barn backdrop pink. This year, LeAnn Rimes has that honor.

The special night will take place on October 22nd. Joining Rimes to perform that evening are Amy Grant, Pam Tillis, Mandisa, Natalie Grant, and Lorrie Morgan. Activities honoring survivors and in memoriam of those lost will also take place throughout the event.

Five dollars for every ticket sold go to Women Rock For The Cure to benefit breast cancer awareness.

Women certainly do rock and we will rock for a cure!

For more information and tickets, visit: http://www.opry.com/.

 

POLL: ACM Awards – Song Of The Year

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Up next… Song of the Year.

The ACM for Song of the Year is awarded to the composers, publishers, and artists.

For this category, we have… “Crazy Girl,” “Home,” “Just A Kiss,” “Threaten Me With Heaven,” & “You And Tequila.” Which song gets your vote?

ACM Awards: Song Of The Year

  • Crazy Girl - Eli Young Band (45%, 10 Votes)
  • Just A Kiss - Lady Antebellum (32%, 7 Votes)
  • Threaten Me With Heaven - Vince Gill (14%, 3 Votes)
  • Home - Dierks Bentley (5%, 1 Votes)
  • You And Tequila - Kenny Chesney ft. Grace Potter (4%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 22

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Thank-you for voting and don’t forget to vote in our other ACM Awards’ polls as well!

Danielle Peck and Friends Online Charity Auction (Ends 12/22)

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In this season of giving, Danielle Peck and some of her fellow country music stars are doing their part to help the homeless.  Last month, Peck held her 4th Annual “Danielle Peck and Friends Concert” which supports the Nashville-based Safe Haven Family Shelter.  She’s now following it up with an online auction featuring an awesome assortment of autographs, guitars and other collectables.

Learn about the auction, register and bid by clicking here.

Vince Gill Reacts To Grammy Nomination

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Country Music great Vince Gill earned himself a Grammy nomination earlier this week for his new single “Threaten Me With Heaven.” The nominations for the 54th annual GRAMMY awards were announced during a television concert special on CBS. Vince is nominated for Best Country Song, giving him his 41st Grammy nomination to date.

The song serves as a tribute to co-writer Will Owsley, who had taken his life since the song was written with Amy Grant and Dillian O’Brian.

“I couldn’t be more thrilled for my late friend Will,” Gill says. “This would have meant the world to him.”

Gill says the song has a profound impact on him because of Owsley’s death. “In my lifetime, ‘Go Rest High On That Mountain” has been the song that helped a lot of people through their grief. I think this one will in turn hopefully do the same thing. It’s a powerful, powerful song.”

Vince is a 20-time GRAMMY award winner. He’ll be heading out on his  Christmas tour “The Twelve Days Of Christmas” with his wife, Amy Grant, starting December 7th in Baltimore, Maryland.

“CMA Country Christmas” to Air Tonight on ABC at 9/8c!

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Some of country’s biggest stars will be spreading some holiday cheer tonight on ABC!  Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles hosts the show airing tonight with appearances by Lauren Alaina, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Faith Hill, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Scotty McCreery, Miss Piggy, Brad Paisley, Kellie Pickler, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, and Keith Urban. Tune in at 9/8c to hear them sing some Christmas favorites!

Check out Country Music Association’s YouTube Channel for exclusive interviews from the CMA Country Christmas taping!

More Artists To Perform On “CMA Country Christmas”

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The CMA Country Christmas special, airing on December 1st at 9P (ET) on ABC, will include performances from the best of the best in country music.

Keith Urban, Martina McBride and Lauren Alaina are recent additions to the lineup.

Keith will be performing “The Christmas Song”, while Lauren will sing “Grown-Up Christmas List” and Martina will do her rendition of “Please Come Home For Christmas.”

The two-hour special, hosted by Jennifer Nettles, will feature performances from previously-announced artists including Faith Hill, Amy Grant, Little Big Town, Kellie Pickler, Rascal Flatts, Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, and Vince Gill.

For more info, you can check out www.abc.com.

Lauren Alaina & Scotty McCreery Will Be Part Of CMA Country Christmas

Scotty McCreery & Lauren Alaina.

Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery will be part of the line-up for the Country Music Association (CMA)’s “CMA Country Christmas” special. The two-hour special will be hosted by Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles, and will be filmed at the Bridgestone Arena on November 10th. Tickets are still available on Ticketmaster and start at only $25. The special will air on ABC on December 1st and features performances by some of country’s top acts, as well as stars sharing their favorite Christmas time memories.

According to the Tennessean, performers include Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Faith Hill, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, Little Big Town, Sugarland, Lauren Alaina, Scotty McCreery, Martina McBride, Kellie Pickler with more guests to be announced as the taping gets closer.

Vince Gill Releasing First Album in Five Years this Fall

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Vince Gill fans have been anxiously awaiting the singer’s next project. While he’s been featured as a guest vocalist and backup singer in movie soundtracks and other artists’ records, it’s been five years since his last studio album. “Guitar Slinger” is the first project recorded completely at Gill’s new home studio. He wrote every song on the album.

The lead-off single, “Threaten Me With Heaven,” was co-written by wife Amy Grant, Dillion O’Brian, and Will Owsley. After recording the track, Gill’s friend Owsley took his own life. Now the song is even more personal to Gill and the co-writers, in memory of their friend and the tragedy surrounding them. Gill compares the song to “Go Rest High On That Mountain,” a song that has helped him deal with the grief during this hard time. He hopes this single will help others in the same way.

“I feel like the emphasis has been on the songs, and the songs have gotten better. They really run the gamut of what they are about, how they feel, how they sound. It’s not an all-traditional record, it’s not an all-contemporary record; it’s all over the map, like I kind of have always been. But it doesn’t feel out of step with anything I’ve done previously.”

Wife Amy Grant, and daughters Jenny, Sarah and Corrina are featured on the album. It’s nine-year-old Corrina’s debut on a song titled “Billy Paul.”

Gill expects the album to be out sometime this fall.