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Dierks Bentley announced earlier today that the seventh annual “Miles & Music for Kids” will be held on Sunday, October 14th in Nashville, TN. Since 2006, the celebrity motorcycle ride and concert combo has seen twelve events in seven US cities. Thus far, two million dollars has been raised for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the country.
“I really want to blow Miles & Music out this year and make it bigger than ever,” said Bentley. ”We’ve had the chance to help a lot of communities across the country, but the heart and soul of this event is in downtown Nashville with Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and the artists and friends who come out and help us raise money. It’s my favorite thing we do all year.”
Beginning at Harley-Davidson of Columbia (1616 Harley Davidson Blvd., Columbia, TN), the event will consist of a one-hour scenic ride that will finish up at downtown Nashville’s Riverfront Park. The fun doesn’t stop there: after the show, Dierks will hold a concert with special guests Sheryl Crow, Chris Young, Brantley Gilbert, The Cadillac Black and Craig Campbell. More artists will be added to the lineup in the next few weeks.
Fans can purchase tickets for the ride, concert and commemorative T-shirt for $50. Those looking to attend the concert only can purchase tickets for $20. Special VIP packages are also available.
All proceeds from the event will benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Tickets go on sale this Friday, August 17th at 10:00A CT through TicketMaster. For more ticket info, visit www.dierks.com.
Craig Campbell is currently back in the studio with producer Keith Stegall (Alan Jackson, Zac Brown Band) working on the follow up album to his critically acclaimed debut . A brand new single is expected late this summer with an album scheduled for early next year.
Craig Campbell will get a chance to see what life would have been like for him if he hadn’t made it in the music industry in tomorrow’s episode of “Day Jobs.” The popular show on GAC will feature Campbell in his previous occupation as a Correctional Officer. Tune in Wednesday, May 16th at 10 PM EST to catch Campbell’s story!
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We’re getting closer and closer to this year’s CMA Music Festival and GAC has just announced who will be signing at their booth this year! Check out who you can have a chance to meet below.
Thursday, June 7:
Please remember that autograph guidelines have changed for this year’s CMA Fest. Here is a highlight of how the new procedure works:
Fans will now enter a random drawing for the opportunity to meet various artists appearing in the Fan Fair Exhibit Hall. You will be able to enter the drawing at CMAfest.com. between May 14 (starting at 10:00 AM/CT) and May 28 (ending at 5:00 PM/CT). You will enter in your contact information and then select from the list of participating artists singing autographs in the Hall. You may select as many or as few artists as you’d like to meet. Once you submit your entry, you will not be allowed to go back in and change it so choose carefully! Duplicate entries will not be considered and all winners will be notified by Friday, June 1 via email.
CMA will also have a limited number of tickets on-site at the Festival for those who can’t get to a computer to register ahead of time. For more information on this, please see the Fan Fair Hall page at CMAfest.com.
Not every artist participating in the Fan Fair Hall will be part of the autograph drawing. There will be many opportunities for patrons to obtain multiple autographs from artists by just walking around the Fan Fair Hall. So don’t lose hope if you don’t get picked!
Tim McGraw‘s charity shoot is bringing in all sorts of firepower. For the first time in the organization’s history, a “Tug McGraw Foundation Celebrity Clay Shoot” will be held on Tuesday, June 5th at the Nashville Gun Club. Proceeds from the event will go directly to the foundation to assist military service members who have been affected by Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
Artists attending the first annual clay shoot include Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw, Craig Campbell, Troy Gentry, J.T. Hodges, Eddie Montgomery, Jon Pardi, Josh Gracin, and Brad Warren. Additional special guests are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. The event will by hosted by Storme Warren.
Each team will makes its way through an award-winning 15-station sporting clay shoot at the Nashville Gun Club. Unlike trap or skeet shoots, clay shoots don’t have repeatable targets and are often unpredictable with live-quarry shooting. This shoot will feature 15 teams made up of 4 shooters, a professional, and a celebrity.
With fan-voting opening up today for the Academy of Country Music Awards’ Entertainer of the Year and New Artist of the Year, we want to help get fans into the ACM spirit by giving our readers the chance to win one of two limited edition ACM Zinepaks. These super-cool collectables features hit songs by the Entertainer of the Year nominees, the New Artist of the Year nominees, and some of today’s top country artists. Not only that, but fans will also receive a guitar-shaped magnet to proudly display their country music pride and a special 120-page magazine featuring exclusive interviews and features on your favorite country music artists.
It’s easy to enter – just use the form below for your chance to win the 20-song CD and the 120-page magazine. The ‘Zinepak is available now at Walmart stores across the United States, and online at Walmart.com. Last year’s first edition was a huge hit – placing #19 on the Billboard Album Charts and selling over 30,000 copies. Don’t miss your chance to get this special edition before it’s too late!
The ‘Zinepak features songs from artists like Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift, Dustin Lynch, Jason Aldean and many more. Check out the full track listing below and get your entries in to the drawing! Make sure to visit everyday to get your bonus entries in! Good luck!
Craig Campbell is heading to Australia this week with a full schedule. He’ll be part of the CMC Rocks The Hunter festival for the first time in his career. He’ll also be celebrating the official release of his debut album in Australia on March 16th. He’ll be attending the CMC Awards on Friday, March 16th – the same day his album launches Down Under. Then the following day he’ll join a superstar lineup at CMC Rocks The Hunter with Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, and Dierks Bentley.
Craig’s self-titled debut album was released in North America on April 5th, 2011 and has since produced three US Billboard Hot Country Hot Singles “Family Man,” “Fish,” and “When I Get It.” His latest hit single, “When I Get It,” is currently getting airplay on the Australian charts and Australian Country Radio. The music video for the single has just hit the top 10 on CMC Top 30 Countdown. The album will be released through ABC Music / Universal Australia.
Exciting news for country music fans heading to the Academy of Country Music awards this year. They’ve released their full schedule of the Fremont Street free concerts leading up to the April 1st award show. Eric Church and Luke Bryan each headline their own nights of the Fremont Street Experience, with new Artist of the Year nominees also performing on both dates. See the full line-up below.
The 2-days of concerts will be hosted by three-time ACM Personality Of The Year winner Blair Garner.
Even with bad weather, Craig Campbell knew the show had to go on. He performed at the Daytona 500 even in the pouring rain at his headlining show Sunday in Florida. Check out the picture from Craig’s performance in front of tens of thousands of racing fans below:
Craig Campbell will be taking the big stage before NASCAR’s biggest race. The singer will be at the Daytona International Speedway, headlining the Coca-Cola stage in the Midway Fan Zone prior to the start of this Sunday’s Daytona 500.
Campbell will take the stage at 10:45am ET for a free 90 minute set before the start of the race at 1pm. In addition to “Family Man” and “Fish,” which are both found on his self-titled debut CD, the native of Lyons, Georgia will also perform his latest single, “When I Get It” during the pre-race show. The song, which is an anthem for the everyman, is co-written by Campbell with Jason Matthews and Jim McCormick.