American Country Awards co-hosts Trace Adkins and Kristin Chenoweth, along with country music’s Blake Shelton, Pistol Annies, Thompson Square, Eli Young Band and The Band Perry, are among those slated to perform during the second annual ACAs in December.
Broadcasting live 8-10 p.m. (ET) on FOX-TV, this year's show will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The two-hour event will also feature appearances by Lauren Alaina, Rachel Bilson, Miranda Lambert, Scotty McCreery and the men of “Pawn Stars,” namely--Richard Harrison, Rick Harrison, Corey Harrison and Austin Russell.
To learn more, including how to vote online for your country favorites, please click here. :)
12 weeks until we sail to the BAHAMAS!!!! if you are an ELVIS FAN I hope you've already booked your trip! if you are an ELVIS fan and a Gavin Kelly or Lori Anderson fan we will be performing on the ship too and you STILL haven't booked your cruise WHAT ARE YOU WAITING ON??? Someone to give it to ya??? well we have given away a few so far this yr. and the contests are still on message me if ya still wanna go and we can see what we can do for ya! XOXO LJ and Gavin
Indiana Native Lori Anderson had Elvis 45’s on her little pink record player when others her age had mother goose! At age 7 she started singing for friends and neighbors and has never stopped! Inspired to follow her dream by being an Elvis fan, she followed that dream to runner up in the Indiana state finals singing competition in the late 1980’s and on to RCA Studios in Nashville Tn in the early 90’s. After 10 yrs of ups and downs in the music business she released Her Goodbye town Album through her own Indie label IMASTAR Records. and had 6 songs from her 10 song debut album reach the Radio airwaves across the nation. One song from her Album spawned her 1st music video “One Door Opens” with the video she entered the GAC Star (Great American Country) competition and in 5 short weeks she rose to the #1 spot in the competition with over 20,000 views. When her 6 week run was over she was # 64 in top rated video, 39th in most popular artists out of a total 1284 contestants. Rounding up the Music Nation over all genres competition she was # 1022 in top rated video in all genres, 119 in most popular overall artist in all genres, out of 9600 total contestants. Her next adventure was co writer of the very controversial song; “The Generation” followed by the music video and a live video performance of “The Generation” on TBN it was broadcast worldwide and the music video aired on TBN’s music video channel JC-TV out of Seattle in regular rotation for months to follow. And finally Last yr. 2010 finding herself in Memphis Tn. Performing for Elvis fans from around the Globe, Performing at Graceland Crossing and the Hard rock cafe, she performed some of her favorite Elvis songs in tribute to the man who gave her the dream she continues to follow today; since her 1st ELVIS experience in Memphis she has been asked back time and time again entertaining at the 3rd annual car show at Graceland, and again during Elvis week 2011. Already booked for ELVIS week 2012 and the 5th annual ELVIS Cruise 2012 with Carnival cruise lines. She continues to record, sing, entertain, touch lives, and be a part of the wonderful world of music entertainment. These are merely a few high points in the life and career of Lori Anderson.
LONESTAR: Welcomes Back Original Lead Singer Richie McDonald; Multi-platium Band to Celebrate 20th Anniversary in 2012 with NewBy My Country Space
LONESTAR – (L to R): Michael Britt, Keech Rainwater, Dean Sams, Richie McDonald
official. Multi-platinum country music group LONESTAR has
reunited with original lead singer Richie
McDonald and will tour and record a
new album in 2012 to
mark their 20thanniversary.
The first concert dates for the band’s four original members--keyboardist Dean Sams, drummer Keech Rainwater, lead guitarist Michael Britt and McDonald--will take place overseasFebruary 26-March 4 (see tour itinerary and artist quotes below). Armed with an array of their classic songs including “Amazed”--a #1 country and #1 pop hit that kicked the doors wide open for country music at pop radio in the ‘90s--LONESTAR will perform in London (Wembley Arena), Belfast, Ireland (Odyssey Arena), Zurich, Switzerland (Hallenstadion) andMannheim, Germany (SAP Arena) on a multi-artist bill with Reba McEntire, Ricky Scaggs and Little Big Town. Stay tuned for news about 2012 tour dates in North America.
The buzz about LONESTAR began yesterday (October 25) when the band sent a Tweet which read: “Big news for Lonestar fans coming tomorrow! 2012 marks our 20th anniversary. What would you like to see and hear from us?”
The Texas-bred band, known for merging their country roots with strong melodies and rich vocals, has amassed RIAA-certified sales in excess of 10 million album units since their national launch in 1995 and achieved 10 #1 country hits including “No News,” “Come Crying To Me” and “Amazed.” The band’s awards include a 1999 ACM Single of The Year for “Amazed”(the song also won the Song of the Year award) and the 2001 CMA Vocal Group of the Year. After McDonald left the band for a solo career in 2007, LONESTAR toured and released their 10th album in 2010, Party Heard Around The World, with lead vocalist Cody Collins. The band wishes Cody the best in his future musical endeavors.
LONESTAR is excited to celebrate their 20th anniversary, open a new chapter and record a new album (label TBA). Here’s what the band has to say:
Richie McDonald: “Well, five years has come and gone since I left Lonestar. We've all tried other avenues and the fact remains that some things were just meant to be. With the Lonestar 20 year reunion approaching, Dean, Michael, Keech and I got together and have decided we have some unfinished business to take care of. I miss those crazy nights running around on stage making music with my band of brothers. Looking forward to a new chapter in the book of Lonestar and reliving some old memories and also making some new ones for the fans that have been loyal to us through thick and thin. See ya soon, God Bless, Richie.”
Dean Sams: "With 2012 in the near future, we all began thinking of what that meant to us as a band. 2012 is a huge landmark for us, marking 20 years of great music and friendship. It was seeing this milestone that began conversations about the legacy of Lonestar. The music we've created over the years, along with all of the fans we have made along the way, is something we have never taken for granted. We have so much more music to offer the country music fans, and truly feel they want us back on the radio and out on the road performing live for them. After a lot of soul searching and long conversations between all of us involved, we are energized and excited to be writing and recording new music together again!"
Keech Rainwater: “I think fans ultimately wondered if this was ever going to happen again and it always seemed like the original Lonestar as a whole was better than the sum of its parts. With Richie back in the band, fans can enjoy new music and again experience the sound they are used to hearing at our shows. Lonestar has always been very serious about the music we put out. I am excited to see and hear what comes out of this reunion and upcoming album. I think that having a break for a while, will have sparked new ideas and great music, both live and in the studio. Lonestar music seems to strike a chord with fans from all around. More specifically, ‘Amazed’ and ‘I'm Already There’ seemed to have changed people’s lives in one way or another. The thought of continuing that tradition and moving forward is very exciting.”
Michael Britt: “I’m very proud of everything we've achieved in our career so far, doing things that not many bands have been able to do. But even after all that we've done, I think we still have a powerful drive to keep making music and doing new things. In this case, doing a new thing is going to be getting back to where we started and hopefully taking Lonestar someplace new while giving our longtime fans and friends the familiar sound they know as Lonestar. I'm excited about the opportunity to celebrate our 20 years together this way and hope there are many more to come.”
Known both for their strong country roots as well as their multi-genre crossover appeal that’s led to a history of success on the pop/rock charts, LONESTAR has only their own career records to break. To date, the band has RIAA certified sales in excess of 10 million album units since their national launch in 1995. The Texas-bred band has had an impressive list of hit singles on the country charts, including ten #1’s as well as nine Top 40 songs on the pop charts. Signature songs in the mid-90’s included early #1 hits such as “No News,” and “Come Cryin’ To Me.” Their 1999 album release, Lonely Grill, produced Lonestar’s biggest crossover smash to date, the ballad “Amazed,” which spent eight weeks at the #1 spot on the country charts as well as reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The dual win made them the first country act since Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton’s “Islands In the Stream” in 1983 to accomplish this career milestone. Three more singles from the band (“Smile,” “What About Now,” and “Tell Her”) followed to #1 as the Lonely Grill album was certified multi-platinum. LONESTAR dealt listeners a follow-up platinum hand with the release of their I’m Already There album (2001) with the title track lead-off single spending six weeks at #1 as the album was on the way to platinum certification. In addition to garnering music accolades, LONESTAR has been oft-lauded for their continuous outreach in the arena of humanitarian goodwill. The band was recognized by The Academy of Country Music with the coveted Home Depot Humanitarian Award in 2003 for their continued commitment to help build the dreams of those in need—this in recognition to the group’s single handed dedication to the building of a playground for children in tornado ravaged Jackson, Tennessee. America’s military forces have been a major focus for concert and fund raising efforts by the band as has St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, to mention only a few of their ongoing humanitarian interests.
Country Legend Ronnie Milsap Generates 86.9 Million Impressions, Reaching Nearly 4 Million Fans During Historic Twitter Chat !
Northey, ranked as the most powerful woman on Twitter (based on Twitter Grade), says the historic event was inspirational as well as a career highlight. “I couldn't be more honored for having had the opportunity to sit down with Ronnie Milsap and conduct the live chat. He continues to prove that he not only has incredible staying power, but has mastered the ability to reinvent himself in the rapid paced worlds of entertainment and high technology, defying physical challenges and obstacles.”
Hosted weekly, #CMchat has generated more than 500 million impressions and reached an audience of over 30 million people. It is Twitter’s first and only registered live country music chat.
During the online forum, Milsap discussed his new album, upcoming projects, the importance of family, and his love for music by Lady Gaga. He calls the Internet chat a phenomenal way to connect with fans. “Having the ability to reach out to millions of people during the online chat was truly exhilarating. I am humbled by the level of interest and support that continues to extend well beyond generations and genres,” Milsap says.
For more details on the extraordinary life of Mr. Milsap and the new CD, Country Again, please visit:www.ronniemilsap.com.
About Ronnie Milsap
Ronnie Milsapranks as the top country soul singer of his generation selling over 35 million albums. He has 40 #1 Hits, six Grammy Awards, eight Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, and four Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards to his name. As a legendary artist appealing to both country and pop markets, Milsap is one of the heralding “crossover” artists between the two styles. His well-known hits include “It Was Almost Like a Song”, ”Smoky Mountain Rain”, “(There’s) No Gettin’ Over Me”, “I Wouldn’t Have Missed It for the World”, “Any Day Now”, “What a Difference You’ve Made in My Life”, and “Stranger in My House”.
Nashville Music Guide Sponsors Acoustic Performance Night At Douglas Corner the First Wednesday of Each Month To Spotlight Six Performing Singer-Songwriters.
Next show on November 2, 2011.
NASHVILLE MUSIC GUIDE (NMG) is proud to sponsor Acoustic Performance Night at the legendary Douglas Corner Café on the first Wednesday of each month from 8pm to midnight with no cover charge. The only exception is the Wednesday Dec. 7 show has been re-scheduled for the next night, Thursday Dec. 8. The format of the event, hosted by NMG founder Dan Wunsch, is six singer-songwriters showcasing their writing, singing and performing talents in a 30 minute set and a late open mic.
The November 2nd show will feature Grammy Nominated writer Rand Bishop with over 250 songs recorded by such renown artists as the Beach Boys, Toby Keith, Heart, Indigo Girls to mention a few. Bishop is also an accomplished author, recording artist, studio vocalist, producer, recording engineer, A&R exec, and publisher. He will be joined on stage that night by Jessie Goldberg ( super comedy singer/songwriter with major credits and channel 19 TV personality), Ayla Brown (American Idol Finalist and Label Ready Diva), Kurt Fortmeyer (performing singer/songwriter and one of the top three unsigned Nashville composers), Jackson Drake (countrified teen age hippie hunk), JB Bruck (rockin’ singer songwriter with career tune hit), and Cali Tucker (superb singer songwriter with talented genes from star relative).
NMG continues to be on the forefront of media exposure for up and coming artists through live music events, the monthly print magazine (Nashville Music Guide), the internet site (www.nashvillemusicguide.com) and the internet radio station ( www.NMGradio.com).
For information on performers on future shows, check the Douglas Corner or Nashville Music Guide Website.
For venue info: Douglas Corner, 2106 8th Ave S (Across from Zanies), 615-298-1688, www.douglascorner.com
(Photo: Dan Wunsch, founder of NMG and host of NMG Acoustic Performance Nights)
Catch The Roys' Impromptu Appearance On RFD-TV'sLarry's Country Diner Tomorrow Night
Lee and Elaine Roy were spotted on the set during an August taping of Larry's Country Diner, and show host Larry Black invited them to perform. "It was totally unexpected," laughs Elaine Roy. "We were really lucky our fiddle player Clint White happened to be with us." Leona Williams was the show's featured guest that day, but the grand lady of Country graciously made way for the Bluegrass/Roots duo.
The Roys rose to the occasion with a rousing rendition of "Give A Ride To The Devil" from their current Rural Rhythm Records' CD, LONESOME WHISTLE. "And we didn't leave until we'd gotten our fill of the Diner's awesome cheeseburgers and chocolate pie," adds Lee Roy. This is The Roys' second appearance on the popular RFD-TV show this year.
AIR DATES/TIMES (more info at www.larryscountrydiner.com):
Thursday, October 27th at 7:00 p.m. CDT
Friday, October 28th at 9:00 a.m. CDT
Saturday, October 29th at 10:00 p.m. CDT
Lee and Elaine are the reigning Inspirational Country Music Duo of the Year, and are in the running for three additional ICM awards this year: Vocal Duo of the Year, Inspirational Bluegrass Artist and Inspirational Country Song ("I Wonder What God's Thinking"). The Roys will perform on this year's show, which will be held in Nashville on Friday, October 28at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.
The duo heads back out on the road on October 29 for shows in Alabama, Minnesota, Kentucky, Florida and Virginia. These dates follow a hectic summer of high-profile performances at Country Thunder Festival USA (where they opened for Lady Antebellum), Dollywood, Dogwood Park Concert Series, and numerous other festivals and events. The Roys have appeared on several Fox Television Network shows, Daily Buzz, ABC-TV's What's The Buzz, Daytime, GAC-TV, and other national programs.
Fans can catch up with all the news and The Roys' complete itinerary by going to theroysonline.com.
Country Star Rodney Atkins Helps Launch The Thank You Movement Today To Honor Veterans & Troops
Platinum-selling country artist Rodney Atkins has partnered with Applebee’s to launch the world’s largest ongoing military thank you campaign, honoring veterans and active duty soldiers worldwide. As Ambassador of the Thank You Movement, Rodney Atkins officially launched the campaign this morning with an exclusive announcement on NBC’s Today show, followed by a stellar live performance for an enthusiastic crowd of civilians, veterans and military organizations in New York’s Times Square. Guests of honor at the event included representatives from Pinnacle Five, comprised of senior enlisted members from the all respective branches of the U.S. Military, as well as Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and Military.com—the largest military and veteran membership organization consisting of 10 million members.
Aimed at creating a groundswell of gratitude for our nation’s military, theThank You Movement offers messages of thanks to our veterans and troops via www.thankyoumovement.com, Applebee’s Facebook Fan Page, #thankyoumovement onTwitter and on YouTube. The Web site will host a live rolling counter of ongoing “Thank Yous.” Veterans and active duty troops can then go online anytime to see and hear heartfelt thanks from the people they serve.
The Thank You Movement is a natural extension of both Rodney Atkins’ and Applebee’s longstanding dedication to veterans and active duty military. Atkins has always made time to support the U.S. armed forces and their families, often visiting with soldiers, volunteering at various base concerts, and spending time with wounded warriors at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. In 2012, he will participate in a USO tour of military bases abroad. Likewise, Applebee’s has served more than two million free “thank you meals” to the military on Veteran’s Day for the past two years, and will continue the tradition this year.
In addition to his military support and stellar musical talent, Atkins spends his time in a variety of charitable efforts. As the 2010 Spokesman for the National Council for Adoption at Holston Methodist Children’s Home in Greeneville, Tenn. — where he himself was adopted as an infant — Atkins performs there as often as he can, and participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new “Rodney Atkins Youth Home” in 2009. He also headlined the 2011 Music City Gives Back Benefit Concert, which contributed donations to the American Red Cross Relief Fund for tornado victims of the recent storms throughout the Midwest and Southeast.
Rodney Atkins will also be featured in the November 2011 issue of the Nashville Music Guide
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Buckle Up: NASCAR Championship Drive Returns To Miami Beach
Free Coca-Cola Racing Family Concert Featuring Blake Shelton Headlines Events
Fan Festival Includes Driver Appearances, Race Hauler Parade and Youth Festival
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 26, 2011) – NASCAR Championship Drive is cruising back to Miami Beach.
In its second year, the outdoor fan festival and Coca-Cola Racing Family Concert featuring Blake Shelton, which are free to fans, will take place Nov. 17-18 at Lummus Park and officially kick-off Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Launched in 2010 as a thank you to fans, the two-day NASCAR Championship Drive festival revs up for the race weekend with live music, multiple driver appearances, a race hauler parade, and many other activities. New this year is a youth education program targeted to school-aged children in Miami-Dade County.
“The fan response last year made the first-ever NASCAR Championship Drive event on Miami Beach a huge success that we expect to build upon this year,” said NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France of the estimated two-day festival and concert crowd of over 20,000 fans at last year’s inaugural event. “When you combine NASCAR Championship Drive with another thrilling championship finish to the NASCAR season at Homestead-Miami Speedway, it’s a fantastic way to celebrate the exciting end to the NASCAR season in a way only South Florida can offer.”
The Coca-Cola Racing Family Concert at NASCAR Championship Drive featuring Blake Shelton, scheduled for the evening of Thursday, Nov. 17, highlights the first day festivities with a live performance by Shelton, reigning CMA “Male Vocalist of the Year” and five-time CMA nominee including a nod for their most prestigious honor, “Entertainer of the Year.” Shelton recently celebrated his fifth consecutive No. 1 hit with “God Gave Me You,” which is off his album Red River Blue. Red River Blue debuted at the top spot of the Billboard’s Country Albums chart and the Billboard 200. Multi-talented musician, writer, producer and performer Hunter Hayes will be the featured guest for the event. Hunter recently released his critically acclaimed Atlantic Records self-titled debut album which debuted in the Top 10 on the Billboard Country Charts. Among the many raves from media, Billboard notes Hunter as “a prodigious talent…drawing on modern pop and country sounds – including Keith Urban, John Mayer, Rascal Flatts and Jason Mraz.”
“What better way to culminate an amazing NASCAR season than with an ice-cold Coca-Cola in hand while singing and dancing side-by-side with your family and friends at the Coca-Cola Racing Family Concert on South Beach?” said Sharon Byers, group vice president, marketing assets, Coca-Cola North America.
Buckle Up: NASCAR Championship Drive Returns To Miami Beach
NASCAR Championship Drive begins mid-day on Thursday, Nov. 17 at Lummus Park, located along Ocean Drive in Miami Beach between 7th and 9th Streets. The first scheduled event is a live press conference at 1 p.m. featuring the remaining NASCAR drivers contending for the three NASCAR national series championships. Broadcast live on SPEED, the NASCAR Championship Contenders Press Conference will be simulcast on a video screen inside Lummus Park for festival attendees and also streamed live on NASCAR.COM.
Following the press conference will be a colorful parade featuring race team haulers from the top NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams, plus other specialty and support vehicles. The parade starts in downtown Miami and travels across the MacArthur Causeway and onto Ocean Drive before ending at Lummus Park.
The second day, Friday, Nov. 18, features NASCAR Youth Fest, a new addition to the event in which several hundred elementary and middle school students from Miami-Dade County Public Schools, plus youth groups from the Boys and Girls Club, and the Police Athletic League, will learn how math, physics, communications, and teamwork are essential to racing success. Youth-oriented programming will include the Ten80 Student Racing Challenge: NASCAR STEM Initiative, Teamwork Pit Stop Challenge, and 3M Visiting Wizards stage show.
Friday evening, the festival area will stay open late and become a NASCAR lounge where the nightlife patrons of Ocean Drive restaurants and clubs can enjoy the sights and sounds of NASCAR under the stars.
Thursday, Nov. 17 (all times are local)
Noon – Festival opens to public
1:00 p.m. – NASCAR Championship Contenders Press Conference
3:15 p.m. – NASCAR hauler parade starting in downtown Miami to Miami Beach
7:00 p.m. – Coca-Cola Racing Family Concert at NASCAR Championship Drive, featuring Blake Shelton
11:00 p.m. – Festival closes
Friday, Nov. 18 (all times are local)
10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – NASCAR Youth Fest
Noon – Festival opens to public
4:00 p.m. – NASCAR Hot and Spicy Cook-off competition
7:00 p.m. – NASCAR race viewing party
10:00 p.m. – Festival closes
For more information, visit www.nascar.com/championshipdrive.
Festival attendees will enjoy driver question-and-answer sessions, contests such as "Fast Lane Trivia," giveaways, and the "NASCAR Hot and Spicy Cook-off" competition featuring chefs representing fire departments throughout Miami-Dade County.
Buckle Up: NASCAR Championship Drive Returns To Miami Beach
Fans also will be able to drive race car simulators, change tires in a pit crew challenge, test their skills piloting remote-controlled cars, get their photographs taken inside a stock car, view the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Trophy and more through interactive fan areas and displays from a number of official NASCAR partners, including Coca-Cola, Camping World, Chevrolet, Coors Light, Ford, Nationwide Insurance, Sprint and Toyota.
NASCAR Championship Drive was created with the support of the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority, the Miami-Dade Sports Commission, the Florida Sports Foundation and the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for one of North America's premier sports. NASCAR races are broadcast in more than 150 countries and in 20 languages. In the U.S., races are broadcast on FOX, TNT, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2, SPEED and SIRIUS/XM Satellite Radio. NASCAR fans are among the most brand loyal in all of sports, and as a result moreFortune 100 companies participate in NASCAR than any other sport. NASCAR consists of three national series (the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series), four regional series, and one local grassroots series, as well as two international series. Also part of NASCAR is Grand-Am Road Racing, known for its competition on road courses with multiple classes of cars. NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races at 100 tracks in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada and Mexico. Based in Daytona Beach, Fla., NASCAR has offices in eight cities across North America. For more information and a complete schedule, visit www.nascar.com. Follow NASCAR on www.facebook.com/NASCAR or on Twitter: @NASCAR.
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Ricky Skaggs' COUNTRY HITS BLUEGRASS STYLE Track-By-Track Debuts On SiriusXM's Bluegrass Junction TomorrowBy My Country Space
Ricky Skaggs' COUNTRY HITS BLUEGRASS STYLE Track-By-Track Debuts On SiriusXM's Bluegrass Junction Tomorrow
"His acoustic-based versions of old favorites offer peerless musicianship and comprise an often-grin-inducing listen."-Country Weekly
Nashville, TN (October 25, 2011) -- Ricky Skaggs' critically-acclaimed COUNTRY HITS BLUEGRASS STYLE's Track-By-Track interview debuts on SiriusXM's Bluegrass Junctiontomorrow at 11 a.m. ET. Artist insights and influences abound in the intimate interview with show host, Kyle Cantrell. Released this summer, the CD is exactly what its title suggests: Skaggs' classic Country hits offered up in fresh, new Bluegrass form. The disc includes Ricky's first two Country #1 singles, "Crying My Heart Out Over You" and "I Don't Care," plus eight additional #1 Country hits, such as "Cajun Moon" and "Highway 40 Blues," along with four more fan favorites. The Bluegrass riffs and runs combine with Skaggs' impeccable tenor for an offering that should delight existing fans, and inspire new allegiances as well.
The program will re-broadcast:
10/27 (Thursday) 9 p.m. ET
10/29 (Saturday) 8 a.m. ET
10/30 (Sunday) 11 a.m. ET
Ricky will perform "Somebody's Prayin'" from COUNTRY HITS BLUEGRASS STYLE during the 17th Annual Inspirational Country Music Awards, held Friday, October 28, at Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Skaggs is nominated for five ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards: Legend/Pioneer Award, Entertainer, Inspirational Country Song ("Someday Soon"), Musician and Inspirational Bluegrass Artist. Skaggs has previously won sevenICM Awards, and the 14-time Grammy® winner has also been honored with eight Academy of Country Music Awards and eight Country Music Association Awards.
Ricky has been sharing his vibrant music with fans for decades, but this year has been a particularly busy one for the heralded entertainer. He's toured the country with two different live shows; the Treasure Chest Tour, and traditional Bluegrass evenings, both featuring Kentucky Thunder.
In addition to COUNTRY HITS BLUEGRASS STYLE, Skaggs issued A SKAGGS FAMILY CHRISTMAS VOLUME TWO in September. The 10-song disc features both studio and live recordings, and includes a bonus DVD filled with 26 performances of traditional seasonal favorites and new compositions. Skaggs, The Whites and family have taken the holiday show on the road for the last eight years, entertaining crowds in venues ranging from churches to symphony halls, to the National Tree Lighting Ceremony in Washington D.C. They continue the tradition this year, concluding the Tour with a special evening at Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center on December 22.
For more news on this music icon and a complete itinerary, log on to: rickyskaggs.com.
Listen to Bluegrass Junction at www.siriusxm.com/bluegrassjunction.
The second annual American Country Awards will air live 8-10 p.m. (ET/PT) Monday, Dec. 5, from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on FOX-TV.
This year's top contenders are Jason Aldean and Zac Brown Band, both of whom lead the2011 ACAs with eight nominations each, followed by Thompson Square with seven nods, and then The Band Perry and Taylor Swift with six nominations each.
To learn more about this year's event, with co-host Trace Adkins, including how to vote online for your favorites, please click here. :)