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“THE JUDDS” TO PREMIERE IN PRIMETIME ON OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK, SUNDAY, APRIL 10

New Docu-Series Follows Legendary Mother-Daughter Duo On Their Reunion Concert Tour

For the first time on television, Judds fans and OWN viewers enter the private and public lives of country music icons, Naomi and Wynonna Judd, on the new docu-series, “The Judds.” The six-episode series follows the award winning mother/daughter duo as they hit the road for their first and final concert tour in ten years. Cameras capture their emotional journey as they work to heal their relationship, reconnect with their fans and share the spotlight once again. “The Judds” premieres April 10 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.

After decades of struggle and recovery, Naomi and Wynonna are ready to share their celebrated and often complicated lives. The series begins as both mother and daughter prepare for their final reunion tour. Stress is high as both Judds realize that performing together again is a “make or break” deal when it comes to their relationship. They love each other and want more than anything to heal their connection, but the tour, combined with unresolved issues and painful memories from the past, threaten to derail their efforts. Read the rest of this page »

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RICKY SKAGGS RECEIVES NOMINATION FOR 42ND ANNUAL DOVE AWARDS

It was recently announced that the legendary Ricky Skaggs has been nominated for the 42nd Annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. Skaggs will be competing in the Country Album of the Year category for Mosaic. Gordon Kennedy and Skaggs Family Records also received a nomination for their work on the album as producer and record label, respectively. “I’m very excited about the Dove nomination,” says Skaggs, “Mosaic is a project that is near and dear to my heart. It seems to have a life all its own. I believe it will continue touching lives for years to come.”

Mosaic was released in August of 2010 and is Skaggs’ return to a full band sound, a style that made him one of the best-selling artists in country music history. He worked closely with fellow GRAMMY winner Gordon Kennedy to create an album with music and lyrics that speak to Skaggs’ faith, making “music that is in my head and in my heart,” says Skaggs. Read the rest of this page »

OAK RIDGE BOYS REACT TO 2011 DOVE AWARD NOMINATIONS

The Oak Ridge Boys have won a total of 9 Dove Awards throughout their career and they are looking to add to that number in 2011. It was recently announced that the Oak Ridge Boys received 3 nominations for this year’s 42nd Annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, including: Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year, “Live With Jesus”, Country Recorded Song of the Year, “God’s Gonna Ease My Troublin’ Mind” and Long Form Music Video of the Year, An Inconvenient Christmas.

“The GMA has been so very good to The Oak Ridge Boys,” said group member Joe Bonsall. “On every show we try to sing some Gospel songs and take the time to remind our audience where our roots and heritage reside. We cannot say thank you enough for these nominations! I might add…… there is STILL room on that shelf!” Read the rest of this page »

ARIZONA COUNTRY THUNDER GETS LOUDER WITH THE ADDITIONS OF LITTLE BIG TOWN, SARA EVANS, CRAIG CAMPBELL, AND EDEN’S EDGE

Only 19 days left to purchase 4-day passes at the great price of $140!

Florence, AZ (February 15, 2011)Country Thunder – With less than two months to go before the festival kick-off, Country Thunder continues to add extraordinary talent to an already impressive line-up including Toby Keith, Jason Aldean, Clay Walker, Martina McBride, Rodney Atkins, Sawyer Brown, Eric Church, and more. Read the rest of this page »

Kenny Rogers Headed to Cracker Barrel with New Musical Offerings

Exclusive CD “The Love of God” a truly inspired blend of memorable classics
and new recordings

Music legend Kenny Rogers will become the first artist to release a second album through the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® exclusive music program when “The Love of God” becomes available on March 7, 2011. The CD is an inspirational collection of classic songs that Rogers remembers from his childhood along with new recordings of contemporary songs. Two of the classics feature other artists: The Whites and Winfield’s Locket. Point of Grace is featured on one of the album’s contemporary recordings. This touching CD, certain to spark old memories and create new ones, will be available exclusively at all Cracker Barrel locations.

Through the course of his career, Rogers has attracted fans with an incredible range of music from country to pop. “‘The Love of God’ is the culmination of an idea I had been thinking about for years but never had the opportunity to bring to life,” said Rogers. “It’s been a musical awakening to me. To all of the wonderful musicians, vocalists, and songwriters who lent their amazing talents to this record, I want to thank you for making it so special. It seems I have a personal Read the rest of this page »

BANDIT RECORDS RELEASES NEW GEORGE JONES ALBUM… GEORGE JONES:HITS

BANDIT RECORDS is proud to release the first new GEORGE JONES material in over 5 years. “I Ain’t Ever Slowin Down” written by Al Anderson and Stephen Bruton and “ I Should Have Called” , written by Eddie Raven are both featured in a new compilation called GEORGE JONES: HITS. Both new songs were produced by Jones’ long time producer, Keith Stegal, in 2006 and are included on BANDITS newest release. Also featured on the album are some of GEORGE’S biggest and most iconic hits such as , “The Window Up Above”, “Take Me”, “The Grand Tour” , “White Lightin” , his signature song “He Stopped Lovin’ Her Today” as well as gems like “ Hell Stays Open All Night Long” and “If Drinkin’ Don’t Kill Me (Her Memory Will)”.

Once again, even in his later years, Jones’ vocals continue to amaze and evoke an emotional response as strong as his classic hits have over the last 6 decades. Retailing for $11.99, sold exclusively at Wal*Mart, the 24 song compilation will be released on Feb. 15th. Jones, a Country Music Hall of Fame member, has had a chart appearance in each of the last seven decades (50’s through ‘10s) and extends his lead for the most chart appearances of all time to 166 titles and his chart span to 55 years, Read the rest of this page »

MARTY STUART’S LATE NIGHT JAM CELEBRATES 10 YEARS ON JUNE 8

GRAMMY nominee and country music icon Marty Stuart will celebrate 10 years of his annual LATE NIGHT JAM on June 8 beginning at 10:00 PM at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. Stuart started the CMA sponsored event as a way to welcome fans to country music’s biggest week, and over the past 10 years it has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for MusiCares and has become the kick off event for CMA Music Fest.

“The Late Night Jam has evolved into the centerpiece concert event for me on my yearly calendar,” said Stuart. “It’s hard to believe that this is the 10th anniversary of the show. Looking back, the guest list has been staggering. Fans come from all over the world to support us and the relationship with NARAS and MusiCares is precious to me. The Late Night Jam has raised a considerable amount of money over the last decade Read the rest of this page »