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Awards Program

Awards program to feature performances from country singer John Rich and jazz pianist George Winston

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The National Music Council will honor the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum at the 36th annual American Eagle Awards on Thursday, July 18th at the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville. Other previously announced honorees include iconic funk visionary George Clinton and the late beloved "Peanuts" composer and jazz piano giant Vince Guaraldi. Pianist George Winston will give a tribute in honor of Guaraldi while country singer/songwriter John Rich will perform in honor of Clinton, who will be on hand to receive the award.

The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will receive the American Eagle Award in honor of its commitment to the preservation of American musical heritage and culture and for the organization’s music education programs that serve both children and adults.

In 2018, the museum welcomed more than 1.2 million guests presented 12 exhibitions, and guided 1,241 educational programs that provided music-related instruction for nearly 100,000 people. 

Renowned Nashville singer-songwriter Liz Rose, an active participant in the museum’s educational programming, is expected to present the award to the organization. 

The honors are presented each year in recognition of long-term contributions to American musical culture, the ideal of music education for all children, and the need to protect creators’ rights both locally and internationally. 

The Summer NAMM Show is the annual mid-year gathering of music instrument, retail and pro audio industry professionals.


 

Trisha Yearwood New Tour

TRISHA YEARWOOD ANNOUNCES EVERY GIRL ON TOUR ON THE HEELS OF HIGHEST DEBUT AND BIGGEST RADIO ADD DAY OF HER CAREER. TOUR KICKS OFF OCTOBER 3rd IN NASHVILLE, TN.

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, JUNE 21st

June 14, 2019 (Nashville, TN) – Fresh off releasing her new single “Every Girl In This Town,” three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning country superstar Trisha Yearwood has announced her highly anticipated solo tour. “Every Girl On Tour” kicks off October 3rd with a special three night engagement with the Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center. The 22 city trek continues throughout the United States with stops in New York, Boston, Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Fort Worth, Minneapolis and Jacksonville. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 21st at 10:00 AM local time at www.trishayearwood.com. Special fan club pre-sale begins Wednesday, June 19th at 10:00 AM local time.
 
“I can’t wait to take my tour solo for the first time in 5 years!” said Yearwood. “I’ve been absolutely overwhelmed by the positive response to “Every Girl in This Town” and, as enthusiastic as folks are about my new music and the upcoming tour, I don’t think there is anyone more excited than me.”

The tour sets the stage for the upcoming 2019 release of the artist’s first full-length country record since 2007’s critically acclaimed Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love and follows on the heels of the 2019 Frank Sinatra homage, Let’s Be Frank. Trisha previously joined forces with husband Garth Brooks on his 2014 – 2017 sold out world tour.

Last week, Trisha made a history-making return to country radio with “Every Girl In This Town.” With 84 total adds, it marks Trisha’s highest debut and biggest add day of her career. The hit song is Billboard’s Highest Female Debut of 2019 on the Country Airplay Chart, coming in at #21, and the #4 Highest Billboard Country Radio Debut in 2019. It was also Billboard’s #1 Greatest Gainer on the Country Airplay Chart for the week. Additionally, Mediabase reports the 2nd Highest Female Debut and 8th Highest Debut All Country of 2019.

 

MORA and NMMC to Host Tour de Life Bike Ride

MORA and NMMC to Host Tour de Life Bike Ride

Mississippi Organ Recover Agency and North Mississippi Medical Center are teaming up to host the third annual “Tour de Life” bike ride to promote the need for organ, eye, and tissue donation in Mississippi. Riders will participate in distances of 62, 32, or 11 miles. For event details, please visit https://racesonline.com/events/tour-de-life.

WHAT:           Tour de Life Bike Ride

WHO:              Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency, North Mississippi Medical Center, Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau, race participants, donor families, transplant recipients, and donation advocates.

WHEN:            June 15, 2019 at 8 a.m.

WHERE:         Fairpark in downtown Tupelo, 71 Troy St., Tupelo, MS 38804

 

Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon Cutting Saturday, June 8, 2019

The Ribbon Cutting for New Ownership of ClassicRadioFM WKZU-FM/WSKK-FM Kudzu 104.9 and The Shark 102.3 was held Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 3 p.m. Thanks to everyone who came by for the Open House and stayed for the Grillin' on the Square even in Ripley, MS. We gave away tickets to Hank Williams, Jr. Concert as well at The Bellamy Brothers Concert, tickets to the Malco Theatre and Alabama Splash Adventure.

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