Friday, August 28, 2015

BIG MACHINE RECORDS SIGNS JENNIFER NETTLES

New Single Slated for Release This October & New Album Set for Early 2016
 
Country Music Superstar to Embark on 20-City Fall Headline Tour
 

Photo Credit: James Minchin III
 
Nashville, TN (August 27, 2015) – Grammy-nominated Country superstar JENNIFER NETTLES announced today that she has signed to Big Machine Records, will release a new single this October and has set her next solo album for early 2016 release. In addition, she will embark on the headlining PLAYING WITH FIRE TOUR which will cross 20 plus cities beginning this October with Brandy Clark and Ryan Kinder.

“This is somewhat full-circle as I was at UMG Nashville as SVP/Promo when then-President Luke Lewis presented a disc of ‘this new band we’ve signed - pick a single,’” said Scott Borchetta, President and CEO of the Big Machine Label Group. “I was floored with Sugarland then and I’m floored with all things Jennifer now. She’s simply one of the best female voices to ever grace Country Music and I can’t wait for the world to hear her new music. Get. Ready.”

“I am so thrilled and honored to join the Big Machine family,” said Jennifer. “They are truly the best in the business. I loved working with Scott years ago, in the beginning of my career, and have been waiting for the right opportunity to get to work with him again! I’m so happy that day has arrived and I look forward to our exciting new adventures to come.”

Fan pre-sale will begin on Wednesday, September 2 followed by a Ticketmaster pre-sale on Thursday, September 3 with tickets on sale to the general public beginning Friday, September 4. Please check 
JenniferNettles.com for additional details.

Before hitting the road for her headlining tour, Jennifer will join the cast of the Dolly Parton television biopic, "Coat of Many Colors," slated to air on NBC December 10. 
 
PLAYING WITH FIRE TOUR 2015 Fall Dates:
All dates, venues and cities below subject to change. Tickets on sale September 4 at 10A local time.

October 23
        Atlanta, GA                    Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
October 24
        Clearwater, FL               Ruth Eckerd Hall
October 25
        Melbourne, FL                King Center for the Performing Arts
October 29
        Newark, OH                    Midland Theatre
October 30
        Bethlehem, PA Sands    Bethlehem Events Center
October 31
        Mashantucket, CT          Foxwoods Resort Casino
November 13
     Red Wing, MN               Treasure Island Resort & Casino
November 14
     Elkhart, IN                      Lerner Theatre
November 15
     Windsor, ON                  The Colosseum at Caesars
November 20
     Silver Spring, MD           The Fillmore
November 21
     Hampton Beach, NH      Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
November 22
     Westbury, NY                 Theatre at Westbury
November 27
     Johnson City, NY            Magic City Music Hall*
November 28
     Salamanca, NY               Seneca Allegany Casino
December 3
       Dallas, TX                       House of Blues – Dallas
December 4
       Bossier City, LA              Horseshoe Bossier City
December 5
       San Antonio, TX              Majestic Theatre
December 11
     Reno, NV                         Silvery Legacy resort and Casino
December 12
     Indio, CA                         Fantasy Springs Special Events Center
December 13     Temecula, CA
                 Penchaga Resort and Casino
*On Sale Date TBD
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TRAPT Unleash “Human (Like The Rest Of Us)” Music Video
+ Read an Official Statement from Vocalist Chris Taylor Brown
 
 
Sixth Studio Album DNA Coming This Fall via Crash Collide
 
trapt
 
Chart-topping hard rock group TRAPT have been at the top of the headlines lately, primarily relating to vocalist Chris Taylor Brown verbalizing his opinions about various subjects, whether political, personal or beyond. In a recent interview with Loudwire, Brown addresses what has become a rather tumultuous past few months on social media, taking ownership of his recent comments regarding rumoured altercations with fellow musicians and various other publicized opinions. You can read Part one of the interview here: http://loudwire.com/trapt-chris-taylor-brown-recent-altercations-outbursts/
 
What many do not know is that these events have not coincidentally lead up to the release of TRAPT’s new single and music video “Human (Like The Rest Of Us)”, which touches upon the theme that all of us are human, imperfect, and often make mistakes. Watch the new music video for “Human” (a Rind-Raja Picture Company production, produced by Roth Rind and directed by Jay K. Raja) exclusively via Loudwire here: http://loudwire.com/trapt-human-like-the-rest-of-us-exclusive-video-premiere/
 
Brown states, “We are all bound by the emotions that we as Humans are capable of feeling. When we numb ourselves, because the pain is too great, we are no longer Human. To be imperfect, to be emotional is Human. Your emotions guide you. Listen to them. They will allow you to feel empathy towards others and others to feel you, but only if you allow it. Open up and FEEL! Do not be afraid. The only way we can come together as one HUMAN RACE is through understanding each other. The only way to understand is to FEEL, even when it hurts the most. When you are hurting the most, others will feel it too. They will help you, as you do them. #Humanaboveall”
 
While certain recent social media conversations of Brown’s have not been completely random and without planning, he does recognize his imperfect humanity and that some of his recent comments have been made relatively off-the-cuff and potentially received as insensitive by some. Read an official statement from Chris Taylor Brown regarding his recent social media comments regarding racial topics below:
 
“First off, I want to say that I am imperfect, but that is what makes me who I am and what I think is part of being Human. This brings me to the recent spat of verbal barbs I threw around a few weeks ago that at times sounded mean and much like bullying. It should be easy to shrug off insults that have nothing to do with the subject you are talking about and are only meant to get a rise out of you, but I did not shrug it off and the way I went about defending myself is definitely not the way one should go about spreading a message and I apologize to anyone I may have offended. The message gets lost when you engage in this way.
 
I read all of these words about one group of people having certain privileges over another based solely on the color of their skin and it doesn't sit right with me. I don't mean to poke fun at the whole thing, but, I did, and I take full responsibility for anyone who may have been hurt by me making fun of the white privilege concept. I have my views and want to express unity through music. I believe that we are all bound by the ability to feel the same emotions and that love and understanding can and do bring people of all races together. Anyone who wishes to segregate themselves can do so, while the rest of us move forward, as we have been for decades. I also believe that there are original sins and acknowledging them through the many advances that this country has made in regard to civil rights, go very far in showing how a country can come together for the greater good. We just made it possible for any human being to marry any other human being, how is that for progress?
 
I admit that I can come across as harsh when my passion precedes me. If anything I have ever said comes across as racist, that was not my intention. If saying that "white privilege is the sole reason for one human being having more privilege over another" is not true, makes someone feel as though, I or the band that I front is racist, then let me tell you now that this could not be further from the truth. Growing up in a mixed race household and having a side of the family whose roots start in Mexico versus a side of the family with roots in The United Kingdom, I have seen how people can be mistrusting of others based upon what they do not understand about them. Once they understand each other and get to know more about each other those walls are broken down. Understanding comes through clear messages and those that feel they need to be heard, should do all they can to be heard. I hate having to read how some people think that this can all be dumbed down to "the complexion of one's skin." I have a problem with one group of people being singled out on the basis of their skin color.
 
Again, the moral of the story is how you spread your message and what you want to say. Passion can trip you up. It tripped me up and I allowed the narrative to take turns that did not help spread the message I want to spread. I came across as racist to some, because I chose not to give merit to the idea that only skin complexion grants privilege. I want to tell anyone who is listening now that I believe every man and woman on this planet can rise together, but only through understanding each other’s struggles.”
 
Head back to Loudwire early next week to read Part two of Chris Taylor Brown’s in-depth interview regarding these recent events.
 
“Human (Like The Rest Of Us) ” is available on iTunes:

About TRAPT:
TRAPT have worked for well over a decade to reach this point. Their 2002 double-platinum self-titled debut charged out of the gate with their defining and memorable single “Headstrong”, which reached #1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock and Modern Rock charts. TRAPT was a featured act on popular video games like Rock Band and Tap Tap Revenge 2, and their music can be heard on countless WWE specials. In addition, TRAPT has shared the stage with heavy hitters such as Mötley Crüe, Nickelback, Hinder, Chevelle, and many more. Most recently, their 2012 album No Apologies entered the Billboard Top 200 at #25, followed by another top 50 debut for 2013’s Reborn.
 
Featuring an addictive, polished sound that can be sampled via “Human (Like The Rest Of Us)”, TRAPT will release their upcoming sixth studio album DNA, hitting stores this fall via Crash Collide.  Get ready – this album is going to alter everything fans have grown to know about TRAPT. Want another taste? Take a listen to TRAPT’s previously released single from DNA, “Passenger”, here: https://youtu.be/G86PUmUp5lA
 
Follow TRAPT:
 
TRAPT is:
Chris Taylor Brown – vocals/guitar
Pete Charell – bass
Dylan Thomas Howard – drums
Ty Fury – lead guitar
Julie Belle

AMERICANA SINGER-SONGWRITER JULIE BELLE RELEASES NEW SINGLE "BURNING"

YOU WERE YOUNGER EP TO BE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 18TH!
[Premiered with Elmore Magazine]
 
["Burning" Soundcloud Stream]
 
["Burning" Soundcloud Stream]
 
Los Angeles, CA - August 28, 2015 - Singer-songwriter Julie Belle has released her country-tinged new single "Burning." The track is the first release off of her upcoming EP You Were Younger, slated for a September 18th release. "Burning" is available to stream on Elmore and on Julie's official Soundcloud.
 
Burning reflects on Julie Belle's childhood and growing up near Detroit, which has undoubtedly deeply informed her music, both in lyric and in sound. Just like Detroit, Julie's music is sad but sweet, broken-hearted but hopeful, with no frills and no gimmicks-fueled by honest reflections of struggle, stories of survival, and unrelenting resilience. 
 
"I thought Burning was a love song when I wrote it," Belle explained. "I was halfway right. Sometimes I think I know what a song is about, but later after some time has passed, it changes. In this case, the song seems to have evolved from a love song into a breakup song. That's what I love about music--it grows with you. If you're in love, you can find yourself in it. And if you're heartbroken, you can find yourself in it, too."
 
Growing up in a home with a mother who doubled as a piano teacher made music an easy path for Julie Belle. By the time she was four years old she was learning to read music-even before she learned to read English. In 2011, Julie released her long-awaited debut EP, Run, in which she reflects on her young divorce and her uncertainty in how to move forward. "I should have called that first EP 'Songs from a Tired Heart.' I listen to those songs now and can't believe how vulnerable they are. I was too tired to be anything but honest."    
 
Julie Belle will be releasing her new EP, You Were Younger, on September 18th.
 
Julie Belle Online
Official Website - www.juliebelle.com
 
 
 
THOMAS RHETT UNVEILS NEW MUSIC THROUGH WEEKLY VIDEOS, STARTING TODAY
 
Pre-Order TANGLED UP Now to Download A New Song Instantly, Leading Up to September 25 Release

Cover Art Courtesy of The Valory Music Co. 
Nashville, TN (August 28, 2015) – With his “bold song selections, borrowing choice trimmings from around the musical universe and pushing the Country-music needle even farther” (Rolling Stone), multi-PLATINUM artist THOMAS RHETT is sharing new music off his upcoming TANGLED UP (The Valory Music Co.) out September 25. Beginning today, Vevo will premiere a new video every Friday mirroring the track fans will simultaneously receive as an instant iTunes download for pre-ordering the forthcoming album. Pre-order here: http://smarturl.it/TangledUp.

“With a little under a month until TANGLED UP comes out, I am pumped to start sharing some more music off this record,” said Thomas Rhett. “I wanted to start with a track that just feels good and is fun, so here we go with ‘Vacation.’ Clearly, with lyrics like ‘Billabong bikini’ and ‘solo cup amplifier,’ the song is about having a good time, whether you actually are on vacation – like we are in the video – or just kicking back in a kiddie pool in your backyard."

Filmed last month during a personal vacation in Hawaii, the warm-weather video for "Vacation" highlights sunny adventures as Thomas Rhett unwinds. The content features home videos with his wife Lauren and their friends. Watch here: 
http://smarturl.it/VacationVevo.


Thomas Rhett's Top 5 and GOLD-certified “Crash And Burn” is the fastest rising single of his career and serves as the lead single of his upcoming sophomore release TANGLED UP. Having already notched three consecutive chart-topping hits off his debut effort, the CMA and ACM New Artist of the Year nominee initially garnered attention as a gifted songwriter with credits including hits by Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean and Lee Brice. It is Thomas Rhett's “high-energy all the way” (El Paso Times) live show that has “the audience dancing all the way up in the rafters of the stadium” (Billboard) that continues to catch the attention of critics out on the road. He will headline the CMT Tour this fall, for full list of upcoming tour dates visit www.thomasrhett.com.
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Wednesday, August 26, 2015


 
THE CADILLAC THREE SLATED FOR SOLD-OUT HOMETOWN SHOW SEPTEMBER 19
 
Music City Trio Spread “White Lightning” from “The South” to Fans Worldwide
Via
Live Stream

 

Pictured (L-R): Kelby Ray, Neil Mason and Jaren Johnston
Photo Courtesy of Big Machine Records
NASHVILLE, TN (August 26, 2015) – Proving that adolescent fantasies truly can become a reality, buzz-worthy band THE CADILLAC THREE will boldly return to hometown haunt The Cannery Ballroom (1 Cannery Row) on Saturday, September 19 at 8:00P. Tickets to see the brash, yet beloved, Nashville natives sold out in less than one week and highlights just how far these high school friends have come. Even Superstar acts like Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, Eli Young Band are pumped. Hear what they think of TC3: http://youtu.be/MFZskxJiZf8.

Jaren Johnston (Guitar & Lead Vocals), Neil Mason (Drums, Percussion & Vocals) and Kelby Ray (Bass Steel Guitar, Dobro, Acoustic & Vocals) plan to give the capacity crowd a high-energy, uninhibited musical party with a few surprises.

“Damn, we started playing music to grow out our hair and meet chicks,” laughs Jaren. “We've seen some of our favorite bands here so it’s cool to sell out The Cannery. Hopefully our fans will make similar memories.”

“We haven’t really played a headline date in Nashville since 2013 so we’re pretty excited for this show,” added Neil. “Plus, it’ll be nice to see our family and sleep in our own beds.”

While the venue may be maxed out, fans will still be able to rock from wherever they are that night through a live stream across
Big Machine’s iHeart Radio channel.

“Our fans always come out in full force!” chimed in Kelby. “It just makes sense to offer them all a chance to catch the show and join the party from wherever they are.”

It’s no wonder TC3 secured a slot as one of Rolling Stone Country’s “10 New Artists You Need to Know” and was named UK Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards Best New Band. Their intense performances, gritty sonic instincts, casual demeanors and killer songwriting prowess have earned TC3 an ACM Vocal Event of the Year nomination while Jaren scored GRAMMY nods for RISER (Dierks Bentley) & “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s” (Tim McGraw), in addition to penning #1 hits for Keith Urban, Jake Owen and Billy Currington. Their eclectic catalogue also features album cuts for Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Miranda Lambert, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Jack’s Mannequin, Meat Loaf and more.

TC3 will hit the road this fall with Chase Rice but have already received rave reviews from their headline dates, summer festivals and tours with Eric Church and Lee Brice:
"…it's an unrefined live show you won't want to miss."
PASTE

“…the majority of today’s so called country rockers are simply trying to emulate what The Cadillac Three has been from their very beginning.”
Chicago Sun-Times

“The blazing brand of country rock plied by The Cadillac Three burns down genre boundaries.”
The Boston Globe

“…purveyors of countrified rock’n’roll with a metallic bite that sits halfway between Merle Haggard and Metallica…”
Class Rock Magazine

“… a band with a hard rock sound and catchy, easy-to-get-into lyrics that also has a grit and authenticity…”
Saving Country Music

Easily shifting gears in their set from beat-laden anthems like “The South” and “Party Like You,” TC3’s latest offering on Big Machine Records is an unconventional love song Jaren penned for his wife Evyn. Watch the music video for “White Lightning" via 
http://vevo.ly/xpsDAI.
 

TheCadillacThree.com


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CONTACT:
Erin D. D. Burr | Big Machine Label Group

erin.burr@bmlg.net | 615.250.6636

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

JEFF FOXWORTHY & LARRY THE CABLE GUY
TEAM UP WITH RFD-TV FOR NATIONAL
‘WE’VE BEEN THINKING’ TOUR

 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2015

*2ND SHOW ADDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND!
7:00PM AND 9:30PM*


PEABODY OPERA HOUSE
ST. LOUIS, MO

TICKETS FOR 9:30PM SHOW ON SALE FRIDAY, AUGUST 28 AT 10AM

 

RFD-TV is teaming up with comedians Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy to bring the We’ve Been Thinking Tour to a city near you.  Superstar comedians Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy will reunite on the We've Been Thinking Tour to bring an unforgettable night of comedy to St Louis. During this momentous event, both comedians will deliver a laughter-packed evening of all new material before they come together on stage for an uproarious encore you won’t want to miss! Due to popular demand, a 2nd performance has been added at 9:30pm. The We’ve Been Thinking Tour 9:30pm show goes on sale Friday, August 28 at 10AM at Ticketmaster.com.

“RFD-TV is so very proud to be the presenting sponsor for Jeff and Larry's upcoming comedy tour. Their values match up so well with RFD-TV's goals as we both strive to provide family-oriented entertainment from a rural perspective.  We look forward to using this opportunity to work with our cable partners in each of these cities to expand rural programming in our continuing effort to reconnect city with country again.  Humor is a great way to do that,” said Patrick Gottsch, CEO and Founder of RFD-TV.

Jeff Foxworthy is one of the most respected and successful comedians in the country. He is the largest selling comedy-recording artist in history, a multiple Grammy Award nominee and bestselling author of more than 26 books. Widely known for his redneck jokes, his act goes well beyond that to explore the humor in everyday family interactions and human nature, a style that has been compared to Mark Twain’s. He recently launched his own comedy channel “Jeff and Larry’s Comedy Roundup,” a partnership with SIRIUSXM and Larry the Cable Guy. Currently, Jeff can be seen hosting the FOX game show “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader.” Jeff started his own outdoor company, Foxworthy Outdoors, which features a line of products related to the outdoor lifestyle. Away from the stage, Jeff is involved with several charitable organizations including The Atlanta Mission, Charity Water and the Duke Children’s Hospital.

Larry the Cable Guy is a multiplatinum recording artist, Grammy nominee, Billboard award winner and one of the top comedians in the country. He has his own line of merchandise and continues to sell out theatres and arenas across the United States. He is the spokesman for Prilosec OTC and most recently launched his own comedy channel on SIRIUSXM with Jeff Foxworthy. He will also return as the voice of beloved Mater in Disney/Pixar’s Cars 3, which is currently in production. In addition to all of his professional accomplishments, Larry created the Git-R-Done Foundation, which was named after Larry’s signature catchphrase. With an emphasis on children’s and veterans’ causes, The Git-R-Done Foundation has donated more than 7 million dollars to great organizations such as The Arnold Palmer Hospital, Operation Homefront and Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital.


About Rural Media Group, Inc. (RMG):
Rural Media Group, Inc. is the world’s leading provider of multimedia content dedicated to the rural and Western lifestyle. Reconnecting city with country, RMG is the parent company of RFD-TV, RURAL RADIO on SiriusXM Channel 147 FamilyNet, RFD-TV The Magazine, and RFD-TV The Theatre. RMG networks (RFD-TV, RURAL TV, FamilyNet, and RURAL RADIO) are distributed into more than 100-million homes worldwide by DBS, telco and cable systems including DISH Network, DIRECTV®, Comcast, Verizon FiOS TV, AT&T U-Verse, Mediacom, Charter, Optimum, Brighthouse, Suddenlink, Time Warner, Cox, and more than 600 independent rural cable systems. Corporate headquarters and broadcast operations are in Nashville, Tennessee.

RFD-TV:
RFD-TV is the flagship network for RMG. Launched in December 2000, RFD-TV is the nation’s first 24-hour television network featuring programming focused on the agribusiness, equine and the rural lifestyle. Along with traditional country music and entertainment, RFD-TV programming includes Market Day Report, Rural Evening News, Western Sports Weekly, top rodeo events such as The American, and award-winning musical entertainment such as The Marty Stuart Show, Reno’s Old Time Music, The Molly B Polka Party, and Larry’s Country Diner.


For more information about the tour or to purchase tickets, please visit www.jefffoxworthy.com or www.larrythecableguy.com. Keep up with the guys on social media via Jeff’s Facebook page (Jeff Foxworthy) and twitter page (@foxoutdoors) as well as Larry’s Facebook page (Larry the Cable Guy) and twitter page (@gitrdonelarry) for exciting updates.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Forgotten Space
Grateful Dead Tribute

Friday, November 6th
Doors 8pm, Show 9pm
$12 Flat

FORGOTTEN SPACE is a Texas based Grateful Dead tribute band comprised of six diverse musicians with a deep understanding and respect for the rich and varied Grateful Dead songbook. Formed in 2006, the band has continuously grown both in it's popularity and it's repertoire. All the while, they have meticulously bridged the gap between creating the sound and feel of the Grateful Dead experience and finding the balanced, tasteful space to express their own personal identities as musicians. Staying true to form, the instrumentation of two guitars, bass, keyboards, two drummers, and strong three and four part vocal harmonies creates an incredibly accurate representation of the real enchilada. Add to that a willingness to explore arrangements from all eras of the Dead's body of work (1965-1995), and you end up with an all out, explosive mixture of good vibes, endless dance party, and deep space musical exploration which engages Deadheads and non-Deadheads alike.

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Friday, August 21, 2015

48th BIRTHDAY PARTY
with
REO SPEEDWAGON

 Friday, Nov 13



 
Tickets On Sale Friday, August 28 at 10am  Tickets available at LiveNation.com, The Ford Box Office at Scottrade Center, Ticketmaster Retail Outlets, or charge by phone at 1‐800‐745‐3000   All dates, acts, and ticket prices are subject to change without notice.  Tickets may be subject to fees.    


Thursday, August 20, 2015

Three shows upcoming at Old Rock House
 
 
Honey Island Swamp Band
Wednesday, September 16th
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm
$10 Advance $12 Day of Show
All Ages

Great music begins with great songs, and great songs are what the Honey Island Swamp Band is all about. The band's music has been described as "Bayou Americana", with timeless songs from Wilkinson & Mulé, highlighted by Mulé's searing guitar, Wilkinson's sure-handed mandolin, and 4-part vocal harmonies, all anchored by the powerful groove of Price & Paul's Louisiana stomp rhythm section. The addition of Trevor Brooks on Hammond B-3 organ to the HISB family in 2010 has rounded out the band’s sound, which draws from a variety of influences in the world of roots music, including artists such as Lowell George & Little Feat, The Band, Taj Mahal, Gram Parsons, Jerry Garcia, Johnny Cash, Jimmy Reed, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, and New Orleans’ own Earl King and Dr. John.


ORH Concerts Presents
 
Uncle Lucius
at The Demo
Tuesday, September 22nd
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm
$12 Flat  All Ages

For a decade, Uncle Lucius had built its fan base the hard way, through relentless touring and restless searching. The LP, The Light, out June 9, 2015 on Boo Clap/Thirty Tigers, is the statement their fans have waited for, with its songs of seeking and questioning, of reaching out to others, of excavating the hidden strength within. After years spent spreading their message across Texas, here at last is the vehicle that can take them to the national level.


 
Terrapin Flyer
with Alice Drinks the Kool-Aid
Friday, September 25th
Doors 8pm, Show 9pm
$10 Advance $12 Day of Show
21+ Only

Terrapin Flyer began in 1999 as the house band for the Sunday Grateful Dead Jam at the Boulevard Cafe in Chicago. Through the many associations developed there and many that have continued since, the band has grown into one of the premier Grateful Dead inspired touring acts in the nation. The band draws from a variety of skilled musicians including Grateful Dead keyboardists Tom Constanten, Bob Bralove and Vince Welnick (RIP). They also tour with Jerry Garcia Band organist Melvin Seals and Ratdog guitarist Mark Karan. Additionally, they have done one off shows with guest musicians such as grammy award winning blues harpist Sugar Blue, guitar prodigy Fareed Haque, Furthur guitarist John Kadlecik and musician, songwriter and music journalist David Gans. The band has headlined major festivals and prominent venues across the nation. Today Terrapin Flyer performs with a lineup that continues to bring in new guest musicians, nationally recognized artists and mix up various members from its history to create new and intriguing musical dynamics to each show performed. Other members of the band include current and former members of Cornmeal Wavy Dave Burligame, Kris Nowak and JP Nowak. Jimmy Tebeau and Dave Hebert from Melvin Seals JGB and many other prominent players in the Grateful Dead extended family.


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The Oak Ridge Boys Receive Prestigious U.S. Military Award from Congressional Medal of Honor Society
Oak Ridge Boys

Medal of Honor Recipient and Congressional Medal of Honor Society President Harold A. Fritz (second from left) presents The Oak Ridge Boys with the society's Bob Hope Award for Excellence in Entertainment.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – After five GRAMMY Awards, nine GMA Dove Awards, an induction into The Grand Ole Opry and a forthcoming induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame, The Oak Ridge Boys have been presented with yet another distinction -- the Bob Hope Award for Excellence in Entertainment by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society – recognizing their work with The American Legion. The group accepted the award on August 8 at the Nashville Salutes Gala surrounded by 25 Medal of Honor recipients.

In September 2014, The Oak Ridge Boys joined forces with The American Legion to help raise awareness and support for better detection and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder among U.S. military servicemen and women, and veterans. Through the partnership, The Oak Ridge Boys have also assisted with improving the VA benefits process, as well as the education and career opportunities that are available to veterans once they return to civilian life.

The Nashville Salutes Gala honored 25 living recipients of the Medal of Honor and served as a catalyst for the Middle Tennessee Character Development Program (CDP), whose goal is to develop the values required of every citizen among the youth of America. At the conclusion of the CDP presentation The Oak Ridge Boys took the stage and sang a heartfelt rendition of “Thank God for Kids.”

The award, named after famed entertainer Bob Hope and the work he performed to start the USO Tours, was conceived to honor entertainers who have demonstrated a commitment to the U.S. military through film, literature or music. Past recipients include Billy Ray Cyrus, Mark Wahlberg, Tom Selleck and Trace Adkins, among others.

ABOUT THE OAK RIDGE BOYS
The Oak Ridge Boys, who have sold over 41 million units worldwide, are synonymous with “America, apple pie, baseball and gospel and country music.” In addition to their awards and accolades in the country and pop music fields, they have garnered five GRAMMY® Awards and nine GMA DOVE Awards as well as the Mainstream Artist of the Year Award at the ICM Awards. They are members of the GMA Hall of Fame as well as The Grand Ole Opry, and they are recipients of the President’s Award from the Southern Gospel Music Guild. For more information and to view upcoming tour dates for The Oak Ridge Boys, please visit www.oakridgeboys.com.

 
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