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Q It Up Live Features Headlining Performers Through End of the Year

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Newly-launched artist management firm, XYQ Artist Management, will host Q It Up Live, a star-studded concert series at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville in downtown Nashville. Concerts will be held once every other month through the end of the year. The series kicks off this Wednesday, May 15 at 7 p.m. CDT featuring country music headliner, Darryl Worley, and supporting acts Danielle Peck, Sarah Darling, Mo Pitney and Friends of Lola. Adam Wurtzel from WSMV Channel 4 News’ More at Midday will host, and a silent auction and raffle will benefit the American Red Cross and local non-profit for the hearing impaired, Songs For Sound.

The silent auction will give fans the chance to bid on a diverse array of celebrity autographed items and experiences, including a signed guitar from country star Jake Owen, a ride in a two-seater Indy race car during the week of the Indianapolis 500, presented by IndyCar, and merchandise from Jack Daniel’s and Roper. In addition, Herta Racing will present a prize package that includes a meet and greet with driver Alex Tagliani, a personal tour of his race car and garage, and an autographed team hat. Additional items are being added to the auction daily.

General admission tickets for Wednesday night’s Q It Up Live concert series kick-off show can be purchased online in advance at www.qituplive.com or at the door for $10. VIP packages including food, two Jack Daniel’s drinks and an exclusive gift are available for $35.

The Q It Up Live concert series, in partnership with the American Red Cross, Songs For Sound and The Big 98 WSIX “Nashville’s NEW Country,” is sponsored by Jack Daniel’s, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville and Roper. Additional concert series line-ups will be announced soon.
For more information, visit www.qituplive.com.

Nashville Renewed For 2nd Season

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Nashville fans received exciting news this week! ABC has renewed the hit drama, and it will be back for another season.

I am a super fan of this show and watch it religiously. The cast, the writing, the music… it’s all so great. I also might be a complete fan girl for Deacon and Rayna!

If you have not checked out the show yet, you really should give it a shot especially if you’re a country music fan.

Congratulations to everyone involved with Nashville! Millions of us can’t wait to watch and hear some more stellar music.

 

Catch Sarah Darling on CNN’s “100 Places to Eat Like a Local”

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Are you planning a trip to Nashville in the near future? If so, one of the questions you are probably asking yourself is “where can I find the best Nashville food?!” Lucky for you, during a worldwide quest to uncover “100 Places To Eat Like A Local” in various cities, CNN made a stop in Nashville and asked rising country star, Sarah Darling, to reveal one of her favorite local eateries. Tune in to CNN’s “News and Views” network, HLN, to see what Sarah picked!

You can catch Sarah on “100 Places To Eat Like A Local” on HLN at the following times:

Thursday, May 2: 6 a.m., 8 a.m., 3 p.m. EDT
Saturrday, May 4: 9 a.m., 10 a.m. EDT
Sunday, May 5: 9 a.m., 10 a.m. EDT

DVR Alert: Nashville Cast on The View 3/27

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So let me do a fangirl squeal for my current favorite TV show… Nashville!

The cast of the ABC hit series will be guests on The View this morning. There will be appearances from co-stars Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere as well as musical performances from Charles Esten, Clare Bowen & Sam Palladio, and Jonathan Jackson.

Set your DVRs, fans! The View airs on ABC at 11 a.m. ET/10 a.m. CT.

Plus, there is an all new episode of Nashville on ABC at 10 p.m. ET./9 p.m. CT.

PS: I’m not-so-patiently waiting for Rayna & Deacon to reunite!

Kacey Musgraves’ Album “Same Trailer Different Park” Out Now

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Kacey Musgraves.

You have probably been hearing this name more and more frequently, and I have a feeling you will continue to hear it for a long time.

The Nashville singer-songwriter made her major record label debut yesterday with her album, Same Trailer Different Park. By the way, that might be one of my favorite album titles in recent memory.

Musgraves co-produced the album with Shane McAnally and Luke Laird, and co-wrote all 12 tracks. The lead single off of the album, “Merry Go ‘Round,” was recently certified gold by the RIAA for 500k downloads.

Musgraves is definitely a stand-out when it comes to songwriting. The former Nashville Star contestant has written a couple of other songs you already know. She co-penned Miranda Lambert‘s current sassy single, “Mama’s Broken Heart.” She also co-wrote the emotional track, “Undermine,” which was one of the songs featured on ABC‘s TV hit show, Nashville.

The 2013 ACM nominated singer is not afraid to speak her mind when it comes to her music, and her lyrics are as honest and real as they get. On top of that, her voice is just as genuine and honest as her songwriting which makes for the perfect mix. The highly anticipated album from the 24-year-old definitely did not disappoint. Go grab your copy from iTunes!

Continue reading for links and to watch a video of “Undermine”….

DVR Alert: Brantley Gilbert and Chris Young Head to Nashville

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ABC’s Nashville, that is. The two country music artists are slotted to make cameos on ABC’s newest smash hit musical drama as party goers at a celebratory bash thrown by fictional country music sensation, Juliette Barnes (played by Hayden Panettiere). Brantley Gilbert and Chris Young, who will appear as themselves, attend the party, which is intended to celebrate the success of Barnes’ and Rayna James’ (played by Connie Britton) duet, “Wrong Song”.

The episode featuring Brantley and Chris will air on Wednesday, January 23rd a 10:00 p.m. on ABC.

See Your Favorite Country Acts From “The Voice”

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Several alumni from NBC’s “The Voice” will be sharing the stage in Franklin, Tennessee this weekend at Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant! Scheduled to perform are the following acts:

Cherie Oakley – Season 1 (Team Christina)
Patrick Thomas – Season 1 (Team Blake)
Adley Stump – Season 2 (Team Blake)
Jordan Rager – Season 2 (Team Blake)
Nicole Johnson – Season 3 (Team Blake)
Rudy Parris  – Season 3 (Team Blake)
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Cecelia Westbrook – Season 3 (Team Christina)
Jessica Cayne – Season 3

While all the tables for the event are sold out, there is still a waiting list. If you are in the Franklin, Tennessee area, contact Puckett’s to have your name placed on the list. If you are unable to obtain entry, have no fear — the show will be streamed live online on Puckett’s website, as well as singer, Nicole Johnson’s Ustream. Make sure you tune in on Saturday night, January 12 at 8:00 p.m. CST to watch alumni from “The Voice” and friend of the site, Cherie Oakley, as they come together to bring their talents to Tennessee!

Catch Up on ABC’s “Nashville” This Weekend

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If you haven’t jumped on the “Nashville” bandwagon yet, what are you waiting for?! If your reasoning is that you missed an episode or two and feel as though you are now too far behind, well, fear no more. CMT has the cure to your “Nashville” woes, as it will be airing all six episodes back-to-back this Sunday, January 6th, beginning at 2:00 p.m. EST. So, set aside your day, tune in, and catch up.

New episodes of “Nashville” air on Wednesdays on ABC at 10:00 p.m. EST.

Nashville Is On the Globe

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The Golden Globe, that is. This morning, the nominees for the 2013 Golden Globe Awards were announced, and Nashville certainly made a showing; and we mean both “Nashville” the television show and residents of Nashville whose names you might recognize from the world of country music.

In the category of Best Actress, Television Drama, ABC’s “Nashville” was represented by a nomination for Connie Britton (who plays Rayna James in the highly coveted television series). In the category of Best Supporting Actress, Television, ABC’s “Nashville” was again represented by a nomination for Hayden Panettiere (who plays Juliette Barnes). Also getting nods for their involvement in film projects are Keith Urban and Taylor Swift. Keith lent his vocals to the soundtrack for “Act of Valor” with his song “For You,” while Taylor’s “Safe & Sound” was included on “The Hunger Games” soundtrack.

Good luck to the Nashville noms! Tune in on January 13 to see if any of the Golden Globes make their way back to Music City!

EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Kennedy Noel

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Have you met our friend, Kennedy Noel?  If not, there is no better way than to get to know a bit about this talented, eloquent, hard-working fifteen-year-old who will, undoubtedly, take the music world by storm soon enough!  You might recognize Kennedy from an episode of ABC’s hit show, “Nashville,” where she played an extra – you know, that teen who caught Juliette stealing nail polish on camera, which set Juliette’s career and life into a downward spiral (tsk tsk Kennedy!).  You may also recognize Kennedy from Kelly Clarkson’s “Because of You” music video, as well as the young musical genius who played piano behind Kelly during her performance of “Because of You” at the 2006 Grammy Awards.  Needless to say, Kennedy has done huge things in her small time here, and now that we have gotten to know Kennedy, we can easily say that she has a long, successful road ahead of her and we are incredibly excited to be along for the ride!

Have you ever wondered how a teenage singer/songwriter juggles her dreams and her reality?  Have you ever wanted to know what it was like to grow up in a family of musicians?  Have you ever thought about what musically inclined families do to ring in the holidays?  If you answered “yes” to any of these things, look no further.  World, meet the incredibly talented, up-and-coming Kennedy Noel!