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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!
How do you make a good week a great week? Share your success with others. Case in point: DJ Miller.
The up-and-coming country singer made the rounds at the Country Radio Seminar last week in Nashville. He had plenty to talk about, thanks to his single “Between Sundays,” which entered the Billboard country chart as a “Hot Shot Debut” at #58. In addition, March is shaping up to be “magazine month” for Miller. For March, he’s featured on the cover of Powersource Magazine and the “Debut Spotlight” in CMA Closeup Magazine.
Miller celebrated his success by performing for some very special fans. Thursday night, he took a break from CRS to entertain at the Ronald McDonald House of Nashville, which provides a “home away from home” for families caring for critically ill children in Nashville area hospitals. Miller performed his “Between Sundays,” and played acoustic versions of “The Dance” and “Wagon Wheel.” After the performance, Miller signed autographs, posed for photos and even gave an impromptu guitar lesson to a young fan. (See the video below.)
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.
On Monday night, October 24th at Nashville’s 12th & Porter, Bridgette Tatum and Heidi Newfield officially launched their unique all-female tour,called the She’s Country Tour. They along with special guests played to a packed out crowd who had “She’s Country” cocktails, appropriately made with Pendleton Whisky – the sponsor of the She’s Country Tour.
Bridgette played three songs that included “Loud,” which was the 2010 theme song for the ACC Football season. When she introduced Heidi Newfield, Heidi started off with a harmonica solo and played her hits including, “Johnny and June,” “Pour Me,” and several new songs. After her seven song set, Bridgette rejoined her and the two sang “She’s Country,” which was a number one hit for Jason Aldean and written by Tatum and Danny Myrick.
The first leg of the She’s Country tour kicks of November 2nd in Little Rock, AR. For more information, including dates, visit www.shescountrytour.com
Also, be on the lookout for our exclusive interview with Heidi Newfield. She talked to us about the tour and gave some information on her album.
Heidi Newfield has made a name for herself as a solo act with songs like ‘Johnny and June,’ after having left the group, Trick Pony. Bridgette Tatum is an amazing artist in her own right, most known for the songs that she has written. The most common one being Jason Aldean’s ‘She’s Country.’ Well, these two singer/songwriters are taking that song and going on tour. The She’s Country Tour, sponsored by Pendleton Whiskey kicks off November 2nd in Little Rock, Arkansas. Dates and more after the jump.
The former lead singer of Trick Pony has officially filed for divorce, a post on her official website states. Heidi Newfield, known for her solo hit single “Johnny And June” will be separating from her husband of seven years, CountryWeekly.com is reporting this morning. The pair were married June 4th, 2004. They have no children together.
From Heidi’s official statement posted on her website blog:
“I never thought I’d be sitting here on the road, writing out my thoughts and comments regarding the end of my marriage. It is a very difficult and strange place to be. Obviously, I thought I was entering into a life-long partnership with my best friend, that we would celebrate the good times and work to make it through whatever tough times we may face in our future.”
To read the rest of Heidi’s statement click the “Read more” button.
Radio station 93.1 WPOC in Baltimore has announced a very special lineup for a special cause. The “Girls With Guitars Concert” will benefit the Maryland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen For The Cure, and features an amazing list of stars including Gretchen Wilson, Martina McBride, Sunny Sweeney, Eden’s Edge, Heidi Newfield, and Ashley Gearing. The charity concert will take place on Sunday, October 23rd at the Hippodrome Theater in Baltimore, MD.
Ticket pre-sale starts today with the code “girls.” The stars will share their stories, songs, and laughs while they support the cause. A portion of ticket sales will go to the charity. To purchase your tickets, and for more information, visit the official site HERE.