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Charlie Daniels Exhibit

Charlie Daniels: Million Mile Reflections Opens Sept. 23, 2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 27, 2016) – The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will examine the life and career of 2016 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Charlie Daniels in the exhibition Charlie Daniels: Million Mile Reflections, opening Sept. 23, 2016, and running through March 2017. Featuring musical instruments, stage wear, manuscripts, awards, childhood mementos and previously unpublished photographs from Daniels’ personal collection, the exhibit will describe his significant impact on American entertainment and explore the new musical style and image he brought to country music.

“I can’t even articulate how honored I am by this exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. I couldn’t think of a better name myself unless it would be Five Million Mile Reflections,” said Daniels.

“Charlie Daniels forged a bracing new musical style out of bluegrass, blues, country, jazz and rock & roll. His sound quickly became popular on country, pop and rock radio stations,” said museum CEO Kyle Young. “His musical journey has led him to the Country Music Hall of Fame, where he will be inducted in October. It is only appropriate that we celebrate his remarkable career with our latest exhibition.”

Daniels began writing and playing music professionally in the 1950s. His first significant musical success, as co-writer of Elvis Presley’s hit “It Hurts Me,” came in 1964. Daniels moved to Nashville in 1967 at the urging of Columbia Records producer Bob Johnston, who hired him to play on albums by Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Marty Robbins. Daniels also worked as a studio musician on Ringo Starr’s Nashville-recorded Beaucoups of Blues in 1970.

That same year, Daniels released his first solo album, on Capitol Records. In 1972, fronting the newly formed Charlie Daniels Band (CDB), he signed to Kama Sutra Records and released the album Te John, Grease, & Wolfman. Daniels began the Volunteer Jam in 1974 as a Southern rock festival. Over the years—he hosted sixteen through 1996—the Volunteer Jam became known for its large, diverse musical lineup. The Volunteer Jam brand later was revived as short U.S. tours (1999–2004) and as a one-time concert (2015), both headlined by the CDB. The Volunteer Jam will return on Nov. 30, 2016, to celebrate Daniels 80th birthday.



For more information about the exhibit, click here. Follow @countrymusichof on Twitter and join the conversation using #CharlieDanielsExhibit.

 

Stars Behind the Stars

 

TANYA TUCKER, OAK RIDGE BOYS, MARK WILLS AND MORE HEADLINE 'STARS BEHIND THE STARS' TO SUPPORT DALLAS POLICE ASSOCIATION’S ASSIST THE OFFICER FOUNDATION JULY 27 AT WORLD-FAMOUS BILLY BOB’S TEXAS.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 18, 2016) – Country music superstars didn’t hesitate to come together for STARS BEHIND THE STARS to support the families of slain Dallas police officers. In light of the tragedy, more than fourteen artists, including Tanya TuckerThe Oak Ridge BoysMark WillsCollin RayeJanie FrickeT.G. SheppardKelly LangThe Bellamy BrothersT. Graham Brown,Johnny LeeGene WatsonJohn ConleeRonnie McDowell,Mickey Gilley and Moe Bandy, will travel from Nashville and beyond to perform during a benefit concert at the world-famous Billy Bob’s Texas Wednesday, July 27Randy Travis will also make a special appearance during the event. Tickets ($10 General Admission, $20 Reserve) will go on sale Monday, July 18 at 8 a.m. CT. Doors will open at 5 p.m. CTClick here to purchase tickets before this star-studded event sells out.


STARS BEHIND THE STARS will donate 100% of all proceeds to Dallas Police Association’s Assist the Officer Foundation. The Assist the Officer Foundation provides immediate financial assistance to an officer’s family in the event of the death of an active officer.

 

Country Superstar Lineup Includes Tanya Tucker, The Oak Ridge Boys, Mark Wills, Collin Raye, Janie Fricke, T.G. Sheppard, Kelly Lang, The Bellamy Brothers, T. Graham Brown, Johnny Lee, Gene Watson, John Conlee, Ronnie McDowell, Mickey Gilley and Moe Bandy Will Be Backed by Texas Country Music Hall of Fame Band; Randy Travis Scheduled to Make a Special Appearance.

 

 

Dolly Parton coming to Huntsville, Alabama

Dolly Parton - Pure & Simple Tour

Dolly Parton on her Pure & Simple Tour will be making a stop in Huntsville, Alabama on November 16, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at the Van Braun Center Arena. General admission ticket sales start on July 15, 2016.  To place your order for tickets go here. For information about pre-ordering her new album Pure & Simple go to DollyParton.com.

 

Mark Chesnutt

Chesnutt Set For Grand Ole Opry Performance
and Signing Wednesday, July 13
 

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 8, 2016) – A six-year wait for new music from Mark Chesnutt comes to a close today, as the aptly-titledTradition Lives is officially available on iTunesAmazon,MarkChesnutt.com and in stores. The album, produced by Jimmy Ritchey and released by Row Entertainment, was recently named the Most Anticipated Album of July in a poll of country music fans onTheBoot.com.

As part of his busy schedule promoting the new album, Chesnutt will make a stop in Nashville on Wednesday, July 13 to appear on the Grand Ole Opry. Following the performance, attendees will have the opportunity to purchase a copy of Tradition Lives and have it signed by Chesnutt in The Opry Shop beginning at 9:15 p.m. To purchase tickets, click here.

Beginning today, fans can watch Chesnutt describe his connection to several songs from Tradition Lives including “Is It Still Cheating,” which can be viewed exclusively on NASHCountryDaily.com. Written by Jamey Johnson, Randy Houser and Jerrod Niemann, the track stays true to Chesnutt’s classic country and honky-tonk roots. He says of the song, “It’s an old time country music cheating song, and they’re hard to find these days, those songs like that.” Click hereto view the clip.

Chesnutt also shares what makes the emotionally charged “Losing You All Over Again” stand out to him, exclusively on TheBoot.com. Hear his comments and read the interview by clicking here.

Keep an eye out for more track-by-track commentary coming soon toYouTube.com/MarkChesnuttTV, along with weekly installments of Chesnutt’s telling new video series, “Honky Tonk Monday.”

 

 

Dolly Reveals Album Cover And Track Listing

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 7, 2016) – Today, world-renowned singer/songwriter/entertainer Dolly Parton and Sony Music Nashville announced a joint venture and the launch of Dolly’s new studio album, Pure & Simple, for worldwide distribution on August 19. Releasing on Dolly Records/RCA Nashville, Pure & Simple can be pre-ordered starting Friday, July 8.

“I may not be pure, but I’m as simple as they come! This new Pure & Simple project is really special to me because I’m taking my fans back to my roots. I feel like these songs have a pure, tender side and we didn’t go overboard with arrangements. I’m so glad we’ve teamed up with our friends at Sony to get this album out to the fans,” said Dolly Parton.

Remarked Doug Morris, CEO, Sony Music Entertainment, “Dolly Parton is a national treasure and an iconic singer/songwriter. We are thrilled to be expanding our successful relationship with her through this new global agreement. We are very proud to call her a member of the Sony Music family.”
 



Left to right: Doug Morris, CEO Sony Music Entertainment; Dolly Parton; and, Danny Nozell, CEO CTK Management.


“This is a special reunion for Dolly, RCA Nashville and for me personally,” commented Randy Goodman, Chairman and CEO, Sony Music Nashville. “Our entire Sony Music Nashville team is elated.” Continues Goodman, “We have a firm foundation of Dolly’s incredible catalog of hits on RCA Nashville as well as Columbia Nashville.”

To learn more about this American icon, visit DollyParton.com.

 

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