Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Watch The 2014 Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductees Today

CMA created the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1961 to recognize individuals for their outstanding contributions to the format with Country Music’s highest honor. Inductees are chosen by CMA’s Hall of Fame Panels of Electors, which consist of anonymous voters appointed by the CMA Board of Directors.

Members are inducted during a special Medallion Ceremony at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in the CMA Theater. During the Medallion Ceremony, friends and colleagues pay tribute to each inductee through words and song. Each inductees’ bronze plaque is unveiled that will be on display in the Museum’s rotunda.

Streaming Live: April 22, 2014 at 10:00 AM/CT from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Rotunda

Inductees will be announced in the (1) Modern Area category, (2) Veteran Era category and the category that rotates between Non-Performer, Recording and/or Touring Musician, and this year’s category, (3) Songwriter. To be eligible for the Modern Era Category, the inductee must have received national prominence more than 20 years ago. To be eligible for the Veteran Era Category, the inductee must have received national prominence more than 45 years ago.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Brantley Gilbert Says Three Things Scare Him

At first glance, Gilbert looks like a pretty tough guy, with all his tattoos and piercings, so you might think there isn’t much that scares him. The “Bottoms Up” singer says there isn’t much that he’s afraid of, but he does admit:
“As far as being afraid of anything, there’s not a lot. But, I do have three things that kinda mess with me a little bit, and that’s my biggest fears: and that’s snakes, sharks and commitment.”
Brantley is currently out on his Let It Ride Tour with Thomas Rhett and Eric Paslay, and his new album, Just As I Am, will be released on May 19th.

Josh Turner Signs Copies Of His First Book

Josh will be at Lifeway Christian Store, located at 1725 Galleria Blvd. in Franklin, Tenn. (just outside Nashville), on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm to sign copies of his first book, Man Stuff: Thoughts on Faith, Family and Fatherhood.

Releasing nationwide April 29 with Thomas Nelson, an imprint of Harper Collins Christian Publishing, Man Stuff shares stories Turner has learned over the years as a son, brother, friend, husband and father.
“I was raised in a strong Christian family in a tight-knit community in rural South Carolina,” said Turner in the book’s introduction. “I was taught why being thoughtful, respectful, and considerate of others makes life more fulfilling, and why trusting God with your life’s decisions is wise. If all that sounds a little old-fashioned, well, that’s because it is. And I’m okay with that.”
Jase Robertson, star of A&E’s hit television series "Duck Dynasty," provides the foreword for Man Stuff.  Last year, Turner sang a duet with Robertson’s wife Missy on the song “Why I Love Christmas” from the Platinum-certified holiday album, Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas.

The book signing begins at 6:15 pm and ends at 7:15 pm and is free and open to the public.

Press Contacts:
Ebie McFarland / Scott Stem
Essential Broadcast Media
ebie@ebmediapr.com / scott@ebmediapr.com
(615) 327-3259

Katie Powell
Thomas Nelson
Katie.powell@harpercollins.com
(615) 804-9244 

Leigh Parr
UMG Nashville
Leigh.parr@umusic.com
(615) 524-7516

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Luke Bryan To Next Month's Billboard Music Awards

Just announced:  the first group of musical performers at this year’s Billboard Music Awards.

Bryan, Imagine Dragons, John Legend and OneRepublic will all join previously announced Jason Derulo, as performers in the live awards show, airing on Sunday, May 18th, on ABC from 8:00 PM–11:00 PM ET, from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Luke is a finalist in 6 categories this year, including Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Country Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top Country Album and Top Country Song twice. Once for his hit “Crash My Party,” and again for “That’s My Kind Of Night.”

Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, touring, streaming and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, VEVO, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 11, 2013 through March 9, 2014. 

Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of songs and albums.  The “2014 Billboard Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions.