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George Strait is pulling out all the stops for his new album “Here For A Good Time.” The album, which is scheduled to be released on September 6th, confirmed to Country Weekly that Faith Hill will be part on one of the tracks. She’ll be the backing vocals on “A Showman’s Life,” a song about the good and hard times of a musician. The song is a cover of a version previously on Gary Allan’s album “See If I Care,” which had featured Willie Nelson.
This isn’t the only new studio recording fans will hear of Faith Hill this year. She’s also on a duet with husband Tim McGraw on his new album. She returned to the studio in March to start recording her own album as well.
The Academy of Country Music and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities have announced their partnership for the second annual ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp in Nashville from June 26th until July 2nd, 2011. Participating artists include Carrie Underwood, Gary Allan, Little Big Town, Wynonna, and songwriters Odie Blackmon and Brett James, as well as producer Mark Bright.
A one-week program, the camp promotes musical education for children with developmental disabilities who have musical talents. It also serves as a chance to research Williams Syndrome. Children will participate in songwriting workshops; and the week ends with a special musical performance at the Grand Ole Opry on July 1st.