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Country megastar, Rodney Atkins, will host the “2nd Annual Music City Gives Back” benefit concert on Tuesday, June 5th, in Nashville, Tennessee.
The show, which begins at 5:00pm, will feature an all-star lineup, including Clint Black, Thompson Square, Lee Brice, Josh Thompson, Jana Kramer, The Farm, Mallary Hope, and The Willis Clan. With the help of sponsors Wrangler, Cricket Wireless, Carl Black Chevrolet, and GAC, fans will be able to enjoy a night of great music at no cost and have the opportunity to contribute to the American Red Cross. Donations may be made on-site.
“Last year was such a great experience to close down Broadway and to raise money and awareness for the American Red Cross we decided to do it again. This is an organization that helps so many people in all of our communities and they need support not just when disaster strikes. Looking forward to getting out there and working with Wrangler Western Wear and Cricket’s Muve Music to raise awareness and party with everyone in Music City,” said Atkins.
If you would like to participate in this event, but are unable to attend, you can stream the concert by visiting Wrangler’s Facebook page.
Haven’t had the chance to pick up Lee Brice’s critically acclaimed new album “Hard 2 Love” yet? Featuring the hits “A Woman Like You” and “Hard to Love,” this great collection of country hits is on sale at Amazon for only $4.99. This just may be the breakout country album of the year, so if you don’t have it yet…what are you waiting for? Get it now at Amazon.com!
For more information on Lee Brice, including tour dates, check out www.leebrice.com.
Wow! The list of performers for the Blake Shelton Cruise just keeps growing by the minute! They’ve announced the addition of five more performers to the already amazing line-up for the largest live country music event at sea today. Now joining the biggest country music party at sea will be Brinley Addington, Chris Cavanaugh, Chuck Wicks, JJ Lawhorn, and Logan Mise. They join previously announced performers Trace Adkins, Justin Moore, Neal McCoy, Jerrod Niemann, Lee Brice, Randy Houser, Jana Kramer, Tyler Farr, Brett Eldredge, Frankie Ballard, McKenna Faith, Easton Corbin, and of course, the man himself, Blake Shelton, who will perform two shows on his cruise.
The Blake Shelton Cruise leaves Miami on October 14th, and returns on October 21st. Fans will visit Nassau, Tortola, San Juan and St. Thomas during the 7-night cruise. If you mention Keepin’ it Country when you book your new reservation, we’ll send you a gift on-board! For more information on this fantastic cruise, or to book your cabin before its too late, visit blakesheltoncruise.com. Remember to mention Keepin’ it Country to qualify for the free gift from us and we’ll see you on-board!
Rumor has it that a The Voice contestant will be announced shortly. Who do you hope gets added to the cruise next?
TV and radio personality Storme Warren has been named the NRA Country Artist of the Month for April.
Storme’s selection puts him in company with Craig Morgan, Justin Moore, Lee Brice, Montgomery Gentry, Sunny Sweeney and Trace Adkins who have teamed up with NRA Country to celebrate their support of our brave men and women in uniform, appreciation for the great outdoors, and love of family.
Warren recently served as the emcee of the 2nd Annual NRA Country/ACM Celebrity Shoot in Las Vegas. His participation in that event and his love of the great outdoors make him a natural fit with NRA Country Artist of the Month promotion.
“There is nothing better than soaking up the great outdoors. I spend most of my free time either by a river with my fly rod or hiking the trails with my kids and mutts,” says Warren.
As part of the April promotion, fans can register to win an autographed Headline Country shirt. Visit the NRA Country website from now through the end of April to register to win.
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
Total Voters: 22
Thank-you for voting and don’t forget to vote in our other ACM Awards’ polls as well!
The upcoming ACM Weekend in Las Vegas keeps getting bigger and bigger. The latest announcement is a special concert to show appreciation for the military.
On Saturday March 31, a star-studded show will salute the soldiers with song and more. The “Salute to the Military Presented by NRA Country” concert will feature (in alphabetical order) Lee Brice, Larry Gatlin and The Gatlin Brothers, JT Hodges, Kip Moore, Craig Morgan and Thompson Square. The event will be hosted by Robin Meade, anchor of HLN’s “Morning Express with Robin Meade.”
Lee Brice is about to take over morning television next week. He’ll be co-hosting the forth segment on the TODAY show with Hoda Kotb on Monday, March 20th at 10 am EST. Hoda chose Lee’s “Love Like Crazy” as one of the songs on her “iHoda Playlist” back in April 2011. She invited Lee to help her co-host the national morning show with her on Monday.
“I’m really excited to co-host with Hoda. I love that she loves Country music and shares it with the world on her ‘iHODA Playlist.’ Buckle up Hoda, we’re gonna have some fun!”
It’s going to be a pretty busy few weeks for Lee after the TODAY show appearance. On April 24th he’ll be releasing his sophomore album “Hard 2 Love” and he’ll have several major appearances to go alongside the release. He’s also up for an Academy of Country Music Award Song Of The Year with the Eli Young Band‘s “Crazy Girl” which he co-wrote.
The Academy of Country Music’s Entertainer of the Year nominee Blake Shelton will once again be hosting the NRA Country / ACM Celebrity Shoot in Las Vegas before the ACM awards this year. The event takes place on Saturday, March 31st as part of The Week Vegas Goes Country. This year’s celebrity shoot is presented by SoundGear by LaPierre, and features a two-course 10-station 40 target sporting clay competition for 20 teams of 5 people. Each team will have a celebrity captain, and prizes will be awarded to the event’s top celebrity shooter and top team.
Celebrities joining the shoot this year include Lee Brice, Craig Campbell, Cowboy Troy, Ira Dean, Edens Edge, Jake Owen, Thomas Rhett, Outdoor Channel’s Lee and Tiffany Lakosky and Nick Mundt, TNA Impact wrestling stars Jeff Hardy and James Storm, plus more stars to be announced. The event will be emceed by Storme Warren of GAC’s Headline Country and will take place at the Desert Hills Shooting Club.
All proceeds from the event will benefit the Wounded Warriors Project, The Folds Of Honor Foundation, and the Nellis Air Force Base Youth Programs.
“The Academy is thrilled to continue this partnership with Blake and NRA Country,” said Bob Romeo, Chief Executive Officer of the Academy of Country Music. “Many traditions and values are shared among the country music and outdoor enthusiast communities – today we get to have a little fun together while paying our respects to the men and women of our armed forces at the same time.”
The 47th annual Academy of Country Music awards will take place April 1st live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on CBS. Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton return for the second year in a row as co-hosts.
It was a scary night last night for Jerrod Niemann, whose bus caught on fire after a benefit show in Tennessee. No one was hurt in the fire, but his father, uncle and and friends were all in town for the Heart Strings For Hope benefit for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
“We’re in there and Jon [Stone] comes over and says ‘Your bus is on fire.” Jerrod told WRCB-TV/CHATTANOOGA. “And I’m like ‘Dude, your gun’s shot. Our bus is not on fire.’ I thought it was the heater. So I went to the thermostat and it says ‘Auto Cool.’ So Lee [Brice] gets off the bus and is like “Dude, that’s black smoke. Your bus is on fire.”
“So we get everyone off – my family and everyone and pretty soon we hear this ‘Boom!’ and we think it’s the fuel line, but we look and the whole front windshield was just blown out. Everyone was clear of the bus when the explosion happened and all instruments had been retrieved. This is where I have to say, to anyone that does not believe in GOD: If we were on the road driving we would’ve never smelt it The smell would’ve been going down the road. It would’ve lit up. I would’ve been in the back room. My own father – I don’t care if I die, but my own father and uncle, this one night on the bus, just, no. So we’re so, so thankful.”
Chattanooga firefighters are still trying to determine the cause of the fire. Jerrod continues on Miranda Lambert‘s “ON FIRE” tour next week. Looks like he took the tour name a little too literally.
Fresh off the press is This is NRA Country Volume 1, a unique project featuring various country artists such as Charlie Daniels, Trace Adkins, Justin Moore, and many others. The artists on this album compilation sing songs that speak about what NRA Country is all about, including support of our U.S. military, appreciation for the great outdoors, and love of family. The CD is available now exclusively through nracountry.com and can be purchased at this LINK.
1. Justin Moore “This is NRA Country”
2. Hank Williams Jr. “A Country Boy Can Survive”
3. Montgomery Gentry “My Town”
4. Rodney Atkins “Cleaning This Gun”
5. Trace Adkins “More Of Us”
6. Craig Morgan “I’m Country”
7. Charlie Daniels “In America”
8. Josh Thompson “Way Out Here”
9. John Rich “Shutting Detroit Down”
10. Lee Brice “She Ain’t Right”
11. Rhett Akins & Dallas Davidson “Opening Day”