JOSH TURNER, KENNY ROGERS, MONTGOMERY GENTRY & DIERKS BENTLEY JOIN GEORGE JONES FOR FINAL NASHVILLE CONCERTBy My Country Space
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2013
AT NASHVILLE’S BRIDGESTONE ARENA
Nashville, TN (February 19, 2013) – Montgomery Gentry, Kenny Rogers, Josh Turner, and Dierks Bentley are the latest additions to the ever-growing list of talent set to take stage for the final Nashville concert of George Jones’ career. Taking place at the Bridgestone Arena on Friday, November 22, 2013, the sure-to-be unforgettable show is already gearing up to be a star-studded event with already announced artists Charlie Daniels, Lorrie Morgan, Randy Travis, Jamey Johnson, and Gene Watson.
“I am excited that my friends all want to be with me on this show,” says George Jones. “This is sure going to be a fun and emotional night with lots of memories, friends, and great country music.”
Tickets for the Nashville finale are currently on sale at all Ticketmasterlocations.
George Jones, often referred to as the "the greatest living country singer" will mark the end of an era with 2013’s farewell tour titled "The Grand Tour". The tour is expected to make approximately 44 stops this year. "I Don't Need Your Rockin' Chair", "Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes", "White Lightning" and "He Stopped Loving Her Today" will surely be part of each night’s set list, along with plenty of guests and surprises.
George Jones on Tour
02/22 – Greenville, TX – Greenville Memorial Auditorium
02/23 – Forrest City, AR – East Arkansas Community College
03/15 – Joliet, IL – Realto Square Theater
03/16 – Muncie, IN – Emens Auditorium
03/22 – Chattanooga, TN – Memorial Auditorium
03/23 – Evansville, IN – The Centre
04/05 – Fairfax, VA – Patriot Center
04/06 – Knoxville, TN – Knoxville Coliseum
04/19 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theater
04/20 – Salem, VA – Salem Civic Center
04/27 – Huntsville, AL – Mark C. Smith Concert Hall
05/17 – Charlottesville, VA – John Paul Jones Arena
05/18 – Spartanburg, SC – Memorial Auditorium
06/01 – North Tonawanda, NY – Riviera Theater
06/02 – Lancaster, PA – American Music Theater
08/02 – Columbus, OH – Ohio State Fair
08/03 – Watertown, NY – Watertown Fairgrounds Arena
09/13 – Biloxi, MS – IP Casino
09/27 – Prior Lake, MN – Mystic Lake Casino
09/28 – Milwaukee, WI – Potawatomi Casino
10/11 – Branson, MO – The Mansion Theater
10/25 – Mt. Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino
10/26 – Pikeville, KY – Eastern KY Expo
11/09 – Grant, OK – Choctaw Event Center
11/10 – Branson, MO – The Mansion Theater
11/22 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
About George Jones
George Jones is the #2 best-charting country artist of all time, with a staggering list of hit singles since the ‘50s. The Beaumont, Texas native also has 143 Top 40 hits to his name, has received two Grammy Awards, was a 2008 Kennedy Center Honor recipient, is a Country Music Hall of Fame member, was presented with a GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 and holds a National Medal of Arts medallion.
For more information on George Jones, please visit www.georgejones.com
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BUFFETS, INC. SHOWS LOVE FOR COUNTRY
WITH MUSIC GREATS MONTGOMERY GENTRY’S
ALBUM “REBELS ON THE RUN”
AVAILABLE AT ALL LOCATIONS JULY 5
GREER, SC – Buffets, Inc. is turning up the heat this summer with country music sensations MontgomeryGentry. The duo’s newest CD, Rebels On the Run, will be available at all Buffets locations – Ryan’s®, Country Buffet®, HomeTown® Buffet, Old Country Buffet®, Fire Mountain® and Granny’s Buffet SM – starting July 5 for a special price of $8.99, while supplies last. Buffets will donate profits from the sale of the CDs to
Armed Services YMCA® (ASYMCA) for Operation Outdoors, a camp program that assists the children of military personnel during deployment.
The ASYMCA Operation Outdoors camp program provides an opportunity for military children to take a break from everyday worries. The unique atmosphere of the camp provides an opportunity for military kids to meet and have fun with each other and build a support network of friends going through the same experiences. Children are also able to take advantage of outdoor activities that will help foster leadership and teamwork skills, as well as boost their self-esteem.
In addition to the camps for children, the ASYMCA sponsors camps that reunite families with loved ones returning from war. Service members are able to take mini-getaways to the outdoors and spend quality time with their entire family, catching up and reconnecting. ASYMCA launched the camp program in the summer of 2007 for children of junior enlisted military personnel and their families.
“Our brands are all about providing places for families to connect over a great meal. That’s why we are so proud to align with the ASYMCA to help further its mission of helping military families reconnect after a period of service to our country,” said Jason Abelkop, Chief Marketing Officer of Buffets, Inc. “Through our donation and involvement, we hope to improve the experience of the military families in our communities.”
The well-known country duo echoed Abelkop’s thoughts. “We have a history of appreciation for and support of the military, and are proud to be a part of an initiative that allows our music to help such a great cause,” said Troy Gentry.
For more information about the Buffets brands, visit any of their websites:www.hometownbuffet.com, www.oldcountrybuffet.com, www.countrybuffet.com,www.ryans.com, www.grannysbuffet.com and www.firemountainbuffet.com.
About Montgomery Gentry
Montgomery Gentry has been on a steady journey on their road to gold and platinum albums, CMA and ACM awards, and Grammy nominations. The journey has been paved both with musical integrity and withan abiding respect for the people and the genre they represent.
They have released more than 20 charted singles, with anthems like "My Town" and "Hell Yeah" becoming indelible parts of the honky-tonklandscape. They have hit the top of the singles charts five times, with "If You Ever Stop Loving Me,""Something To Be Proud Of," "Lucky Man," "Back When I Knew It All" and "Roll With Me."
Known for their hard-core country anthems, Montgomery Gentry have released their latest single, “So Called Life," from their seventh studio album, Rebels On The Run. Written by Sean Patrick McGraw and Bruce Wallace, Billboard Magazine recently reviewed the new single, calling it a “fiery anthem.”
“So Called Life” is the follow-up single to Montgomery Gentry’s Top 10 radio smash “Where I Come From.”
For more information on Montgomery Gentry, visit www.montgomerygentry.com.
About Buffets, Inc.
Buffets, Inc., one of the nation's largest steak-buffet restaurant companies, currently operates more than350 restaurants in 36 states. Aside from its Tahoe Joe's® Famous Steakhouse restaurants, the company's restaurants are principally operated under the Old Country Buffet®, HomeTown® Buffet and Ryan's® brands. Buffets employs more than 20,000 associates and serves approximately 113 million guests annually.
New single, “So Called Life,” Making Waves at Country Radio
Nashville, Tenn. (May 21, 2012) — Average Joes Entertainment’s high-powered country duo, Montgomery Gentry, will kick-off FOX & Friends “All American Concert Series,” this Friday, May 25, during the 8:00am EDT hour. This free live performance is the first of the 14-week outdoor concert series held in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, directly outside the FOX News studios (48th & 6th). The concert is open to the public with free food offered all morning from Famous Dave’s BBQ. Viewers will also be able to visit the FOX & Friends website atwww.foxandfriends.com, which will feature post-performance coverage of the duo's appearance.
Montgomery Gentry, known for their hard-core country anthems, will perform “So Called Life,” their second single from their seventh studio album, Rebels On The Run. Written by Sean Patrick McGraw and Bruce Wallace, Billboard Magazine recently reviewed the new single calling it a “fiery anthem.” “So Called Life” is the follow-up single to Montgomery Gentry’s Top 10 radio smash “Where I Come From.”
Currently nominated for the 2012 CMT Music Awards “Duo of the Year” award, fans can vote online for Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry at CMT.com, and on their mobile device at CMT Mobile or the CMT Insider app available on iPhone, iPad and Android, now through June 4. The 2012 CMT Music Awards will air live from Nashville on Wednesday, June 6 on CMT and CMT.com.
More About Montgomery Gentry
Montgomery Gentry has been on a steady journey on their road to gold and platinum albums, CMA and ACM awards, and Grammy nomination. The journey has been paved both with musical integrity and with an abiding respect for the people and the genre they represent. They have released more than 20 charted singles, with anthems like "My Town" and "Hell Yeah" becoming indelible parts of the honky-tonk landscape. They have hit the top of the singles charts five times, with "If You Ever Stop Loving Me," "Something To Be Proud Of," "Lucky Man," "Back When I Knew It All" and "Roll With Me."
For up-to-date information on Montgomery Gentry, visitwww.montgomergentry.com
May 9 at Busters Billiards & Backroom in Lexington, KY
Proceeds To Benefit American Red Cross
New Single, “So Called Life,” Impacting Country Radio Now
Nashville, Tenn. (May 1, 2012) — 98.1 WBUL The Bull has announced Montgomery Gentry to headline the Kentucky Cares Concert on May 9 to benefit victims from the recent tornado that ripped through eastern Kentucky in early March. The concert will be held in Lexington, KY at Busters Billiards & Backroom with proceeds to go to the local American Red Cross. Presented by 98.1 The Bull, tickets are on sale now athttp://www.ticketfly.com/. Fellow KentuckianLaura Bell Bundy will also be performing.
“Our hearts went out to all those family and businesses that were affected by the storms,” says Eddie Montgomery. “We've been trying to organize something for a while so we're real glad this worked out with The Bull. This is our home and we want to do everything we can to help.”
Troy Gentry adds, “We were devastated to hear of the destruction that went through Kentucky. We are honored to help out and look forward to a big hometown party and raising much needed funds for these communities that need it.”
The dynamic duo, known for their hard-core country anthems, have released “So Called Life” as the second single from their seventh studio album, Rebels On The Run. This is the duo’s first album release on powerhouse indie label Average Joes Entertainment. Written by Sean Patrick McGraw and Bruce Wallace, “So Called Life” is the follow-up single to Montgomery Gentry’s Top 10 radio smash “Where I Come From.” The guitar driven, in-your-face lyrics resonate with every hard-working American. Troy Gentry explains, “It’s about putting your nose to the grindstone and busting your butt everyday—doing what you have to do.”
Eddie Montgomery says, “ This (song) is for everybody that works for a living, gets a paycheck and half of it is already gone. It’s just your ‘so called life’ and hell, they want to get to the weekend and have a damn good time.”
The new single has garnered outstanding reviews, receiving four ½ stars from Billy Dukes from Taste of Country. Dukes commented that the new song is “evidence that Troy Gentry and Eddie Montgomery Gentry are back” going on to say, “‘So Called Life’ bares teeth fans haven’t seen in five years. With cut-throat guitar and organ solos towards the end and a rhythm section that grabs hold of you early on and never lets go, this song promises to provide one of the louder slots on the radio this summer."
Billboard reviewed the new single as a "high-octane number brimming with the edge and attitude country fans have come to expect from the rowdy Kentucky duo." Referring to “So Called Life” as a "fiery anthem" saying its "relatable lyrics ensure the song's success.”
Montgomery Gentry have recently been nominated for “Duo of the Year” for the upcoming 2012 CMT Music Awards to be held on June 6. Fans can vote now at CMT.com http://www.cmt.com/cmt-music-awards/categories.jhtml
For more information on Montgomery Gentry, visit www.montgomerygentry.com
MONTGOMERY GENTRY TEAMS UP WITH TIM GUNN OF ABC’S “THE REVOLUTION” FOR A “FASHIONABLE” JOURNEY THROUGH NASHVILLE HOTSPOTSBy My Country Space
Montgomery Gentry Recommends the Latest Trends
in Music Row Styles, from
Flavour & Manuel Couture—
Episode to Air This Thursday, April 26
Nashville, Tenn. (April 25, 2012) – ABC’s “The Revolution” made a visit to Nashville in early April to tape an upcoming episode featuring the sights and sounds of Music City. During their visit, country music duo Montgomery Gentry, who are never shy on style, played host to TV’s fashion expert Tim Gunn, taking him on a “fashionable journey” through their Nashville’s hottest clothing stores. The episode will air on Thursday, April 26 on ABC.
Troy Gentry, whose style is best described as “country chic,” introduced Gunn toAimee Johns at Flavour for Men (1522 Demonbreun Street, Nashville), who guided him through the latest styles of Music Row. Flavour Clothing for Men & Women is known for its unmatched client service and for carrying a large number of creative lines from New York to Los Angeles including Hudson, AG Jeans, Theory, John Varvatos, L.A.M.B., Hale Bob, Joes Jeans and 7 for all Mankind,to name a few. As one of the few boutiques in Nashville that will host private shopping opportunities to include in-store or in-home appointments for those who request it, Flavour is often frequented by Gentry, as well as many other country stars including such notables as Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire, Kellie Pickler and more. For more information on Flavour, please visit www.flavourclothing.com or call 615-254-2064.
After visiting Flavour, Eddie Montgomery, whose style can best be described as “traditional,” introduced Gunn to Morelia Ceuvas, daughter of famed costumer and artist, Manuel. Often referred to as the “Rhinestone Rembrandt,” Manuel (whose signature showroom is located at 1922 Broadway in Nashville), is known for making Johnny Cash the “man in black,” Elvis’ signature gold lamé suit, the garments Bob Dylan wore when performing for the Pope, and countless other stars including (but not limited to) members of The Rat Pack, Roy Rogers and theLone Ranger. His work within the entertainment industry is world-renowned and received special recognition by the Country Music Association. The shop, Manuel American Designs, also known as Manuel Exclusive Clothier or simply Manuel’s, is a staple not only of Nashville but of Americana history. For more information on Manuel’s, please visit www.manuelcouture.com or call 615-321-5444.
Nashville, TN (April 23, 2012) --Montgomery Gentry’s music video for their Top 10 radio smash, “Where I Come From,” has been nominated in the “Duo of the Year” category for the upcoming 2012 CMT Music Awards. Voting begins today, April 23, on CMT.com.
The powerful music video, shot from a deployed soldier’s viewpoint, is one of the most intense, influential videos ever done by the duo and they are proud the video has been recognized by their peers. “This is awesome! This song has had a lot of meaning to me
T-Roy and it is an honor to be nominated,” says Eddie Montgomery. “We're just so proud of all of our military heroes and this was a way of paying tribute.”
Troy Gentry adds, “Its always exciting when something you are extremely proud of is recognized by peers and friends. We are so thankful for the amazing response this song has received. Eddie and I have always sang songs that are close to our hearts and this nomination for such a powerful video makes us proud.”
Directed by Potsy Ponciroli and produced by Chris Conner from Team Genius Productions, the video was shot in a California desert and a rock quarry in Nashville, TN. Working closely with the video treatment, Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry wanted to honor the troops and the towns “where they come from.” The video opens with a battlefield scene with a wounded soldier laying on the ground. While his fellow soldiers try to rescue him, he is having flashbacks and memories of his beloved hometown.
The 2012 CMT Music Awards will air LIVE from Nashville on Wednesday, June 6 on CMT and CMT.com. Fans can vote online at CMT.com, and on their mobile device at CMT Mobile or the CMT Insider app available on iPhone, iPad and Android now through June 4 to determine the winners.
"So Called Life," the follow-up single to their recent Top 10 radio hit, has been shipped to radio and is going for adds on Monday, April 30. For up-to-date information on Montgomery Gentry, visit www.montgomerygentry.com
Find Out What Happens When Troy Gentry
of Montgomery Gentry Gets a Drink Spit In His Face
Millions of wrestling fans witnessed TNA's Bobby Roode's vile act towards country music duo Montgomery Gentry on the Thursday, April 5 airing of TNA Wrestling, which resulted in a fight breaking out in the locker room area. Bobby Roode, Storms' "Lockdown 2012" opponent for the upcoming pay-per-view extravaganza, met Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry face-to-face. Roode's disapproval of the duo's friendship with Storm resulted in an altercation and Roode spitting his water in Gentry’s face. Immediately, a fight broke out with Eddie Montgomery's cowboy hat being ripped-off and thrown.
View the altercation here: http://youtu.be/bs7-dbx6OTY
MORE ABOUT TNA ENTERTAINMENT, LLC
TNA Entertainment, LLC is a privately held sports entertainment company based in Nashville, Tennessee that specializes in events, products, numerous TV properties, merchandise and music, as well as, the management and promotion of professional wrestlers. The roster features such greats as Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Jeff Hardy, Kurt Angle, Sting, James Storm, Ron Van Dam the lovely and lethal Knockouts and many more through its highly successful TNA IMPACT WRESTLING weekly broadcasts on SPIKE TV. In addition, TNA produces monthly PPV events and over 100 live shows a year. The product is the world’s most innovative experience in professional wrestling and is broadcast in over 120 countries. For more information, please visitwww.impactwrestling.com.
For up-to-date information on Montgomery Gentry, visitwww.montgomerygentry.com
Fox News Channel’s Huckabee, The Better Show,
Dr. Steve, The Price Is Right, TNA Impact Wrestling
Nashville, TN (March 26, 2012) – In support of their Top 10 radio smash "Where I Come From," and their recent Academy of Country Music Nomination for "Top Vocal Duo of The Year", the platinum-selling country duo Montgomery Gentry will embark on a frenzy of national television appearances taking place over the next week.
Starting this Thursday, March 29,Montgomery Gentry join Drew Careyfor a special ACM episode of The Price is Right. On Saturday, March 31, just a day before the ACM Awards broadcast on CBS,Montgomery Gentry perform their Top 10 smash “Where I Come From,” as well as their featured track, "Good Ol' Boys (Dukes of Hazzard Theme Song,)" from the newly released tribute album, Waylon: The Music Inside Volume II, on CBS This Morning, and again later that evening on FOX News Channel’s Huckabee.
While in NYC, Troy and Eddie will also be interviewed and perform for nationally syndicated The Better Show, airing April 5, as well as an intimate and personal interview with the syndicated health and lifestyle program, Dr. Steve. After their return from NYC, Montgomery Gentry will be joining their friend "Cowboy" James Storm on TNA Impact Wrestling on Spike TV.
“Where I Come From,” written by Rodney Clawson and Dallas Davidson, is the first single off their seventh studio album, Rebels On The Run, produced byMichael Knox and released October 2011. This is the first album released on powerhouse Indie label Average Joe’s Entertainment.
Schedule of National Television Appearances:
Thursday, March 29/ 11 AM ET
The Price Is Right, CBS
Saturday, March 31/ Time TBA
CBS Early Show, CBS
Saturday, March 31 / 8 PM ET
Fox News Channel Huckabee, FOX
Thursday, April 5/ Time TBA
The Better Show, Syndicated (check your local listings)
Thursday, April 5/ 9 PM ET
TNA Impact Wrestling, Spike
TBA: Dr. Steve Show, Syndicated (check your local listings)
For more information on Montgomery Gentry, visit www.montgomerygentry.com
More About Montgomery Gentry:
Montgomery Gentry has been on a steady journey on their road to gold and platinum albums, CMA and ACM awards, and Grammy nomination. The journey has been paved both with musical integrity and with an abiding respect for the people and the genre they represent. They have released more than 20-charted singles, with anthems like "My Town" and "Hell Yeah" becoming indelible parts of the honky-tonk landscape. They have hit the top of the singles charts five times, with "If You Ever Stop Loving Me," "Something To Be Proud Of," "Lucky Man," "Back When I Knew It All" and "Roll With Me." www.montgomerygentry.com
ACM Nominated "Top Vocal Duo of the Year"
Set to Appear on The Price Is Right March 30th
"This is a huge milestone for everyone at Average Joes. We are so proud of working with Montgomery Gentry and happy to take this amazing single into the Top 10," says Average Joes Entertainment President Tom Baldrica. "'Where I Come From' is reminiscent to Eddie and T-Roys's earlier hits and we are happy to have brought them back to the country audience as front-runners of this great genre."
"Where I Come From," written by Rodney Clawson and Dallas Davidson, is the first single off their seventh studio album, Rebels On The Run, released October 2011 and the first album released on Average Joes Entertainment. Breaking down musical barriers with hits songs like "My Town," "Something To Be Proud Of," and anthems like "Hell Yea" and "My Town," Montgomery Gentry are well on their way to adding yet another staple song in their career.
In support of their recent nomination,The Academy of Country Music "Top Vocal Duo of The Year" nominees stopped by The Price is Right to tape a special episode dedicated to the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. The show features an appearance and performance from the duo and will air on March 30th (check your local times and listings.)
More About Montgomery Gentry:
Montgomery Gentry has been on a steady journey on their road to gold and platinum albums, CMA and ACM awards, and Grammy nomination. The journey has been paved both with musical integrity and with an abiding respect for the people and the genre they represent. They have released more than 20 charted singles, with anthems like "My Town" and "Hell Yeah" becoming indelible parts of the honky-tonk landscape. They have hit the top of the singles charts five times, with "If You Ever Stop Loving Me," "Something To Be Proud Of," "Lucky Man," "Back When I Knew It All" and "Roll With Me." www.montgomerygentry.com
More About Average Joes Entertainment:
Average Joes Entertainment, an Atlanta and Nashville-based record label, launched with flagship artist Colt Ford in late 2008. Average Joes focuses on a grassroots approach, availability of product, and cross-promotional opportunities to expand artist visibility.
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Delivers First Checks to Eastern KY Schools
Road to Fame Developer, Bernard Porter, theCountry Music Highway Committee, Field Representative of U.S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers, Pat Wooton, Paintsville, Ky. Mayor, Bob Porter, and tourism officials and area dignitaries revealed the details of the upcoming competition designed to discover and assist the next generation of talent along the famed Country Music Highway (U.S. Route 23), which has given rise to such famed talent as Dwight Yoakam, Loretta Lynn, Ricky Skaggs, The Judds, Billy Ray Cyrus, Patty Loveless and many more. For more information about the Country Music Highway and the competition, please visitwww.cmhRoadToFame.com.
Kentucky-raised Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry of the duo Montgomery Gentry, whose hometown-proud hit “Where I Come From” is currently headed to the top of the music charts, showed support for the Road to Fame competition through an exclusive video message supporting the competition (Click Here to View Video Message).
“That guy that we went to see at the local honky tonks…Man! That was your hero!…local celebrities like Greg Austin, Larry Redmon, Patty Loveless, Bill Monroe, Opry member John Connolly, Keith Whitley and Billy Ray Cyrus.” reminisced Montgomery Gentry. “Charlie Crow that played with Brooks & Dunn, a couple of our buddies that played with the Oak Ridge Boys…there were a lot of musicians as well (not just entertainers, as far as the singing aspect of it) around the Kentucky area that came down here and were able to pick up jobs playing with other artists in Nashville,” stated Eddie Montgomery. “We had a lot of entertainment and a lot of people to go see that we looked up to and chased down to see if we can get up on stage,” added Troy Gentry. “Now, going back home and driving around, it seems like a lot of those opportunities aren’t there anymore. A lot of those clubs moved to line dancing which pushed a lot of those musicians and entertainers and bands out. “ “We support (sic) The Country Music Highway Road to Fame and you should too,” added the duo.
Country Music Hall of Fame member Tom T. Hall, who was born and began his career as a singer and songwriter along the Country Music Highway, also showed support through a written message and prerecorded video after previously helping to launch both the Country Music Highway “Road to Fame”competition and “Arts Education Fund” with Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, Tour SEKYand committee members from the state capitol on January 31—both initiatives created to increase interest and provide support for aspiring talent and country music heritage in Eastern Kentucky.
Representatives from the Allen Central Middle School and South Floyd Middle School music programs were each presented with checks of $500, marking the first of four Road to Fame Arts Education Funddonations to be made to provide monetary support to struggling music and arts programs in Eastern Kentucky schools.
“The fact that the Road to Fame Arts Education Fund is already supporting music programs in Eastern Kentucky schools, prior to the beginning of the Road to Fame competition, which will generate additional funds, shows great promise for both initiatives,” said Bernard Porter, Road to Fame Developer. “I look forward to seeing what opportunities in the area will arise because both of these programs are being put into place.”
After two weeks of waiting, aspiring artists and country fans were advised that the competition will be open to contestants ages 13-35 who grew up in the 15 counties surrounding U.S. Route 23 (Letcher, Pike, Floyd, Johnson, Lawrence, Boyd, Greenup, Harlan, Perry, Knott, Magoffin, Morgan, Elliott, Carter and Lewis). Contestants will begin their journey down the Road to Fame competition by entering one of four qualifying rounds (dates, times, and venues listed below):
***Registration will begin two hours prior to the start of each audition.
The grand prize winner will receive a ‘scholarship’ to participate in a course of career development and coaching under the direction of PCG Nashville, valued at $25,000.00, will act as an ambassador representing the “Country Music Highway” at various events throughout the year and will help promote the2013 Road to Fame competition. Contestants will be judged by Music Row executives Bernard Porter, Molly Smith and Mike Harris with over 50 years collective entertainment experience in career development, creative consulting, and vocal consulting.
Details of the competition and registration information are available online at www.cmhRoadToFame.com.