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Utility Workers

MISSISSIPPI PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION URGES PUBLIC TO STAY AWAY FROM UTILITY WORKERS

 

JACKSON, Mississippi—The Mississippi Public Service Commission is urging the public to stay away from utility crews working in the field.

 

“These employees are working hard to ensure the public has essential services, like electricity and gas,” said Chairman Dane Maxwell. “When someone approaches these field workers, it can create a dangerous situation for the employees and the person who approaches them. It’s imperative that people stay safely away.”

 

"As we take precautions to protect ourselves during this crisis, we must be reminded that our utility workers continue their daily work in the field to ensure that we have the various utility services we need," Central District Commissioner Brent Bailey said. "Utility personnel and crews are taking special measures to help keep our lights, gas and water on and we ask you to help us all stay healthy and safe by adhering to CDC and MSDH guidelines and keep your distance from utility workers and work zones."

 

“We ask each Mississippian to please not complicate this crisis or make it more dangerous by approaching utility workers,” Northern District Commissioner Brandon Presley said. “These employees are critical to keeping our utility infrastructure up and running during COVID-19 and we need all citizens to commit to helping by staying away from these utility workers and adhering to health guidelines. We cannot afford to make this situation worse because of careless behavior.” 

 

Work sites can have any number of hidden dangers for the public, and distracting crews can cause accidents to happen. Practicing social distancing (six or more feet apart) is the best way to keep a safe distance from crews, so that citizens and workers can stay healthy and virus-free.

These workers provide an essential service and are working to ensure power and gas continues to flow to homes and businesses during these challenging times. Anyone who has a question about their utility’s service should contact the utility provider by phone, website or mobile app if available.

 

Lynn Anderson Re-Releases

Legacy Recordings Re-Releases Lynn Anderson's Classic Albums 'Cry' and 'Listen To A Country Song' To All Digital Providers

Through Legacy Recordings (the catalog division of Sony Entertainment)

Nashville, Tenn. - For the first time since her passing in 2015, Lynn Anderson fans now have access to two of her iconic albums that have just been re-released to all digital platforms through Legacy Recordings. Anderson’s digitally remastered album ‘Cry,’ was released on March 6th and ‘Listen To A Country Song’ will be released on March 20. The fan-favorite ‘Top Of The World’ has been confirmed for release, with a street date still to be determined.

Ranked among the most admired and trailblazing entertainers in America throughout her six-decade career, Lynn Anderson’s sparkling vocals brought a new level of sophistication and glamour to country music. Her groundbreaking pop-country sound helped her become one of the first female country artists to achieve mass crossover appeal. Many firsts were achieved throughout Anderson’s career; some of which broke social barriers. Anderson was the first female country singer to perform on The Tonight Show, first to headline and sell out Madison Square Garden and the first female to win an American Music Award. Lynn repeatedly delivered chart topping songs, such as “(I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden,” and was named Billboard’s Artist of the Decade for the 70s. Too timeless to be forgotten, events and celebrations are in the works to honor the classic hits and sweet southern personality that Anderson engraved in hearts across the world.

"Lynn Anderson was an icon to millions around the world, but to me she was mom,” says daughter, Lisa Sutton. “It is so exciting to have two of her classic albums re-released through Sony Legacy during a time when we need it the most. Until now, they were only available on vinyl. This is a wonderful way for old fans and new ones to come together through music. Just stay tuned, because this is only the beginning!”

‘Cry’ Track Listing:
01. Cry
02. Never Ending Song Of Love
03. Ask Any Woman
04. Bedtime Story
05. I Won’t Mention It Again
06. Tonight My Baby’s Coming Home
07. Cotton Jenny
08. Kiss Away
09. When You Say Love
10. We Can Make It
11. We’ve Got To Get It On Again

‘Listen To A Country Song’ Track Listing:
01. Listen To A Country Song
02. Reason To Believe
03. There’s A Party Going On
04. Everybody’s Reaching Out For Someone
05. If I Can’t Be Your Woman
06. Just Keep It Up
07. Fool Me
08. Take Me To Your World
09. You’re Everything
10. It Don’t Do No Good To Be A Good Girl
11. That’s What Loving You Has Meant To Me

 

 

Shane Owens New Single

Shane Owens Releases New Single “Love Me To Death”

Love Me To Death" makes Play MPE Top 8  - Owens Continues to book concerts throughout Summer and Fall .

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Shane Owens’ latest single “Love Me to Death” from his recently released album, Thankful For Country Music reached the top 8 of the most downloaded and streamed tracks on Play MPE, a popular digital download service for radio airplay and streaming. “Love Me to Death” is a timeless, playful country love song that fans will be humming all day long. It transports listeners right back to the good ole’ days and leaves fans reminiscing simpler times. The single serves up an easy-listening tune while providing an ultramodern edge that the world seeks.

Trailing shortly behind Maren MorrisDixie ChicksSam HuntTucker BeathardPam TillisJon Pardi and Keith Urban, Shane Owens is in great company and proves traditional country music has its place on today’s country radio.

Traditional country music is what I was raised on growing up in Alabama,” says Owens. “Whether it be the sounds of Keith Whitley or Randy Travis, it is what has always spoken to my heart. I wouldn’t know what else to sing and it is wonderful to be making music that people want to hear.”

Blending Owens’ deep, friendly baritone voice over a medley of modern and traditional country music sounds, Thankful For Country Music wraps lyrics around the listener's heart with familiar southern storytelling, wholesome values, and an obvious love for country music. These are the undeniable traits that Owens has built his reputation on as an artist.

Recorded at the legendary Panhandle House studio in Denton, Texas, "Love Me To Death" was written by long-time collaborator and hit songwriter, Galen Griffin, and produced by Nick "Ace" Lutz. This single from Owens' just-released album, Thankful for Country Music, is released by Amerimonte Records and is available digitally everywhere.

Click to purchase “Love me to Death” on AmazonApple Music, and stream on Spotify.

For more information visit shaneowenscountrymusic.com and follow Shane Owens on his social channels.

 

 

Keep Music Playing

AMID NATIONAL UNCERTAINTY, SHENANDOAH VOWS TO
"KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING" WITH SPECIAL FACEBOOK LIVE CONCERT

 

Live Broadcast Featuring Special Guests Michael Ray, Aaron Tippin, Austin Merrill, T. Graham Brown and Katie Austin Set for Tonight, Wednesday, March 18, at 8/7c
 
Concert to be Hosted by Inside Edition's Megan Alexander; Sponsored by Foundry Records
WATCH HERE:
smarturl.it/KeepTheMusicPlaying

 

Nashville, Tenn. (March 18, 2020) — During a time of national uncertainty, GRAMMY® Award-winning country music group Shenandoah is looking to brighten spirits with a special Facebook Live performance event that will bring music to the masses. Today the legendary country band announced "Keep the Music Playing," a free live-streamed concert set for tonight, Wednesday, March 18, at 8/7c. Amid concert postponements nationwide, the event will provide a unique opportunity for fans to enjoy live performances from the comfort of their living rooms.

 

Shenandoah has enlisted Michael RayAaron TippinT. Graham BrownAustin Merrill, and Katie Austin to join them during the live web broadcast. The event, sponsored by Foundry Records and hosted by Inside Edition's Megan Alexander, will take place at Nashville's SIR Rehearsal Studios with no live audience and minimal staff.

 

"The main mission here is to hopefully, with music as only music can, bring some sunshine to the gloom," says Shenandoah frontman Marty Raybon. "We'll be taking all of the recommended precautions to ensure everyone's safety."

 

Butch Spyridon, president and CEO of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp, is thrilled about the event. "We are happy to see artists doing everything they can to 'Keep the Music Playing' during these challenging times as we try to keep the virus from spreading," he says. "Seeing all the ways that live music is still being shared is part of the creative spirit in Music City."

 

Though the event is free to view online, the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp Foundation / Music City, Inc will be accepting donations throughout the live broadcast. All donations will aid Middle Tennesseans who have been affected by COVID-19 and the recent tornadoes that ravaged the area.

 

"It has taken an army of people to put this event together in less than 24 hours," notes Foundry Records/Johnstone Entertainment's Cole Johnstone. "I want to give special thanks to SIR Nashville, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp, 2911 Media, TNDV and Nic Dugger, Mama Sue, Absolute Publicity, Shenandoah's band and crew, all of our guest artists, and the Foundry Records staff for making this possible."

 

"Keep the Music Playing" will be live streamed on each artist's Facebook page and can also be viewed at smarturl.it/KeepTheMusicPlaying

 

How to donate:

*Music City Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization

 

 

Concert Cancellations

Concert Calendar:

Please be advised that some of the events shown on our Concert Calendar page have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. We make an attempt to provide you with information about these concerts but it is best to check with the event website or the promotors to see if they are still active or have been canceled.

 

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COVID-19 Information

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Top Schools

Newest BackgroundChecks.org Report Uncovers Top US School Districts for 2020

 

March 10, 2020 — BackgroundChecks.org recently announced the 2020 Top School District Rankings for every state in the US. The analysis covers a variety of metrics for over 10,000 schools, highlighting the districts that have produced and fostered the highest-quality educational environments for its students.
 
Which school districts made the top of the list in Mississippi?

  1. Ocean Springs School District
  2. Clinton Public School District
  3. Oxford School District
  4. Biloxi Public School District
  5. Tupelo Public School District

See the full report and list of rankings: https://backgroundchecks.org/top-school-districts-in-mississippi.html

One of the main considerations for families looking to relocate is choosing a city based on how well its school district – and ultimately, its students – perform. Some of these differences in performance stem from the additional resources certain school districts have access to, which, in turn, lead to better scholastic conditions and a stronger education for students involved.

BackgroundChecks.org’s Top School District Rankings were determined by assessing crucial scholastic and financial metrics, including student-to-teacher ratio, standardized test scores, teacher quality, graduation rate, and school funding for over 10,000 schools in the US. Data was gathered from databases at the National Center for Education Statistics and the U.S. Department of Education.

 

The Wall that Heals

Coming to Ashland, MS

 

The Wall that Heals a Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica and Mobile Education Center will be coming to Ashland, Mississippi March 12 - 15, 2020. It is expected to arrive in Ashland at the Benton County Fairgrounds on March 10 by motorcycle escort from the American Legion Riders. There will be a Memorial Ceremony at the Benton County Fairgrounds, 17136 Highway 5 in Ashland on March 14th at 10 a.m. School groups and all Veterans are welcome. There will be a Mobile Education Center open with displays of Hometown Heroes, a display of items representative of the items left at The Wall in Washington, D. C. in remembrance of those on the The Wall, a map of Vietnam, "In Memory Honor Roll" as well as other items. It is a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. To set up a school tour call 662-224-4881. For General information call 901-359-4360.

 

 

Wig 'n Out in Tupelo for St. Jude

Benifit for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Wig’n Out 4 St. Jude

Join us for a fun fundraiser benefiting St. Jude January 31 at the Tupelo Cotton Mill. Wear your favorite wig and come dance and rock the night away with our DJ! Cash bar and hors d’oeuvres will be available. Tickets are $25. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Meredith Martin at 662-401-0811 or Mendy Ramey at 662-321-5626 or email tupelodreamhome18@gmail.com for more information.

Delta Water Fowl Banquet

2020 Alcorn County Delta Waterfowl Banquet

Saturday, February 1, 2020
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner at 7 p.m.

Crossroads Arena
Intersection of U.S. Highway 45 and Harper Road , Corinth, Mississippi. Our annual banquet will include great door prizes, silent auction, live auction, hunting gear, guns, dinner, raffles and much more.

 

Tickets Options:
Youth Tickets $25 (15 & Under)
Single $55
Couples $75

 

Marty Haggard

Marty Haggard - A Tribute to My Dad, Merle Haggard

 

Fri, Apr 3 @ 7:00PM

Magnolia Civic Center, 127 E Bankhead Street, New Albany, Mississippi 38652

 

  • Join Marty and his Little Big Band in an intimate setting, sharing music and memories, with a meet & greet after the show. 
  • Doors open 6:00 PM. 
  • $30 General Admission Ticket (includes tax & fees)
  • Tickets are available now online through Eventbrite or by phone at Brown Paper Tickets 1-800-838-3006.

GET LOCAL TICKETS AT THE NEW ALBANY MAIN STREET ASSOCIATION (662-534-3438) - Available soon!

 

Oak Ridge Boys

The Oak Ridge Boys Begin 20/20 Tour Across North America

First tour leg took a big Texas swing

The Boys visit East Tennessee and Indiana this week

Nashville, Tenn. - GRAMMY® winning, Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry members The Oak Ridge Boys have kicked off the new year strong with “The Oak Ridge Boys 20/20 Tour.” This tour will see the legendary band crisscross the country from Florida to Nevada and just about everywhere in between. With nearly sixty concerts in over twenty states announced already, The Oak Ridge Boys have 20/20 vision when it comes to hitting the road this year!

“We are stoked about all that 2020 has to bring! A new David Cobb produced album is in the works and a huge tour chock full of beautiful theaters and performance centers, as well as a myriad of fairs and festivals across the nation,” say Joe Bonsall. “Our updated set lists this year includes hits and favorites as well as some deep cuts and a tribute to 40 years of the “Together” album. Add some Gospel and a wave of the Flag and we will be bringing a middle America show for the entire family. We may be coming to your town, so COME ON OUT and HEAR US SING!”

 

.@OakRidgeBoys begin "20/20 Tour" including multiple @GrandOleOpry appearances #2020tour.

 

 

 

Gift of Music Concert

Dolly Parton, Lee Greenwood, Lonestar, Collin Raye, T.G. Sheppard, Drew Baldridge, Abby Anderson And More To Perform For The Gift Of Music Concert On January 30, 2020 At The Historic Ryman Auditorium.

Nashville, Tenn. – The Dustin J. Wells Foundation’s The Gift of Music concert to benefit the W.O. Smith Music School and the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation announces Dolly PartonLee GreenwoodLonestarCollin RayeT.G. SheppardDrew BaldridgeAbby AndersonArtimus Pyle BandEric Lee Beddingfield, Red Mountain Bluegrass BandBrad and Maisy StellaTaylon Hope, and Scott Bass will take the stage of the historic Ryman Auditorium on January 30, 2020 at 7pm. Tickets for The Gift of Music Concert are $100 and $85 (for obstructed view) plus applicable services charges and are available online starting at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 24th. The event is also the featured entertainment for The Crown Council, a group of dental teams gathering in Nashville for their 25th Annual Event.

The Dustin J. Wells Foundation honors the memory of a very special young man. After the loss of Dustin Jack Wells in a car accident in 2005, his family and friends searched for ways to keep his memory alive and allow his life to continue touching others. A fund was set up and the dollars collected are used for the sole purpose of reaching out to others in Dustin’s honor. Dustin J. Wells is the son of prominent Nashville cosmetic dentist, Dr. Dennis Wells of the Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry. For more information on Dr. Wells or his practice visit www.drdenniswells.com?.

Since its inception in 2008, the benefit concert has had the support of some of music's greatest artists, including Ronnie Dunn, Kellie Pickler, Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Peter Cetera, Peter Frampton, Ronnie Milsap, Gunnar Nelson, and many other generous and talented musicians who have donated their time and talent to support the efforts and causes of Dustin's foundation.

A portion of the proceeds from this year’s Gift of Music concert will go to Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation?. Established as a national identity in 2014, this charitable organization is dedicated to changing the future of cancer by funding advanced, innovative research that treats the cancer while sparing the patient. For more information, go to www.scottcares.org.

Because of his strong love for music, donating to the W.O. Smith Music School is another way Dustin can be remembered, by sharing the “Gift of Music” with underprivileged children in our community. With the provision of free instruments and 50 cent lessons, these young lives can continue to be changed, grown and enriched in memory of Dustin.

For more information, visit www.dustinwellsgiftofmusic.com.

 

 

Nashville Holidays

Tim Atwood Joins Jeannie Seely, Nicole C. Mullen, Charlie McCoy, Julie Roberts, Candy Christmas, Paul Allen Coons & More for Sixth Annual 'Nashville Senior Christmas ShinnDig'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Country music star and Grand Ole Opry veteran Tim Atwood recently reunited onstage with fifty-two year Grand Ole Opry member, and country music icon, Jeannie Seely. Atwood & Seely - who've accompanied each other many times over the years on the Grand Ole Opry stage - performed “Old Friends” at Lipscomb University's Allen Arena for the Fifth Annual 'Nashville Senior Christmas ShinnDig.' Atwood also performed a fast paced rendition of “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” on piano.

The special event was established to honor Nashville senior citizens by George Shinn and The George Shinn Foundation as a promise to his mother to always remember our seniors. Approximately 800 seniors from the greater Nashville area were served at the free luncheon, highlighted by holiday entertainment, special door prizes, and a car which was given away to a needy individual.

“This is my third year to perform on the ShinnDig, and it is such an honor!” says Atwood. “I admire how Mr. Shinn, years ago, made a promise to his mother to remember our seniors, and he kept that promise. I took care of my own mother when her health began to fail, and I made a similar promise. I love the way George Shinn and the George Shinn Foundation reminds us that, in what often feels like a youth obsessed society, our “seniors” are still our most valuable asset. I can attest that life doesn’t end when you reach a certain age; with the right frame of mind and perseverance, it just keeps getting better.”

Other performers at the event included Charlie McCoy, Nicole C. Mullen, Julie Roberts, Paul Allen Coons, and Candy Christmas, with Hope Hines joining as the event’s emcee. Also in attendance were special guests Scott Hamilton and Darrell Waltrip.

 

Crystal Gayle ReIssue

Originally released in 1986 by Warner Brothers Records, the digitally reissued album was remastered by Crystal’s son, Christos Gatzimos

Featuring classic Christmas favorites like "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," "Jingle Bells" and "Little Drummer Boy"

     NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Grammy®, AMA, ACM and CMA award winning country music singer and Grand Ole Opry member Crystal Gayle has digitally reissued her 1986 holiday album, A Crystal Christmas, for the first time ever. Like he did on You Don’t Know Me, Crystal’s son Christos Gatzimos, returned to the studio and remastered his mother's collection of traditional Christmas compositions for digital release. The newly remastered album is now available at SpotifyApple MusicGoogle Play and Amazon.

“I recorded A Crystal Christmas with my producer Jim Ed Norman in the early summer of 1986 for Warner Bros. Records,” Crystal recalled. “To help us get in the spirit we decorated the studio with candy canes and ornaments. This album is filled with my favorite traditional Christmas songs that we all grew up loving and singing. I’m excited that A Crystal Christmas is now available digitally for the first time.”

“When I was a little girl I always looked forward to Christmas. Being the last of 8 children, I loved it when all my brothers and sisters came home to visit. I saved my money all year long so I could buy presents for them. One Christmas I went to Woolworths and bought all my sisters hair nets. The only problem was I bought gray hair nets. I didn’t know you were supposed to match their hair color. I just picked the prettiest ones. I even had money left over for candy!”

 

America's Adopt a Soldier

America's Adopt a Soldier

Help honor veterans and deployed service men and women this holiday season by sharing a card or letter in appreciation of their service and sacrifices.

CARE LETTERS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH DECEMBER 18, 2019

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 2019 marks the ninth year that America’s Adopt A Soldier® will reach out to America to ask for cards of thanks to share with our nation’s service members who are deployed and veterans who are in state veterans homes and hospitals.

“In 2018, over 200,000 care letters were shared," said Mary Keeser, America’s Adopt A Soldier ® Founder. "This year, the goal is to reach over 300,000, which would allow us to send at least four letters to every veteran in a veterans home or veterans hospital as well as to our deployed service members.”

“The cards and letters we receive are drawn or written by a diverse group of individuals, from 3 years-old to the over 100 years- old," Mary adds. From kitchen tables to classrooms, to businesses, to college dorms to faith-based establishments, the pens, pencils, crayons and pieces of paper used to create messages of hope, appreciation, unity and support will have a positive impact. The letters of care are truly the caring pulse of America towards our service men and women.”

To participate in the 2019 National Care Letter Campaign, mail your personal written and designed letter or greeting card to America’s Adopt A Soldier, 5400 Shawnee Road, Suite #300, Alexandria, Va. 22312

For more information visit: www.americasadoptasoldier.org or call 703-278-3718.

 

 

 

Columbus Ships Land in Fulton, MS!

COLUMBUS SHIPS PINTA AND NINA TO LAND IN FULTON!

       Fulton, MS. —On Thursday, November 7th, the ‘Pinta’ and the ‘Nina’, replicas of Columbus’ Ships, will open in Fulton.  The ships will be docked at Midway Marina, 641 Joe Wheeler Brown Road, until their departure early Monday morning, November 11th.

     The ‘Nina’ was built completely by hand and without the use of power tools.  Archaeology magazine called the ship “the most historically correct Columbus replica ever built.”  In 2005, the ‘Pinta’, also a caravel, was launched in Brazil and was the first ship to sight land in the New World.    Historians consider the caravel the Space Shuttle of the fifteenth century.

     Both ships tour together as a new and enhanced ‘sailing museum’ for the purpose of educating the public and school children on the ‘caravel’, a Portuguese ship used by Columbus   and many early explorers to discover the world. Before him, the Old World and the New remained separate and distinct continents and ever since their fates have been bound together for better or for worse.

     While in port, the general public is invited to visit the ships for a walk-aboard, self-guided tour.  Admission charges are $8.50 for adults, $7.50 for seniors, and $6.50 for students 5 - 16.   Children 4 and under are Free.  The ships are open every day from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.    No reservations necessary. 

     Teachers or organizations wishing to schedule a 30 minute guided tour with a crew member should call 1 787 672 2152 or email ninapintatour@gmail.com .  Minimum of 15.  $5.00 per person.  No Maximum. Visit our website at www.ninapinta.org

 

The ships arrive on Wednesday, November 6thand there will be a private viewing of the ships for the media after docking. 

 

 

                 COLUMBUS  FOUNDATION, INC., BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS,

 

PH. 787-672-2152

 

EMAIL  NINAPINTATOUR@GMAIL.COM

 

Lee Greenwood

Lee Greenwood To Be Appointed To John F. Kennedy Center Board Of Trustees

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two time CMA Male Vocalist Of The Year, and GRAMMY-winning country music artist Lee Greenwood was announced today as an appointee to the John F. Kennedy Center Board of Trustees during an address by President Donald J. Trump, naming individuals to key administration posts. Greenwood would serve as Member of the Kennedy Center Board of Trustees through September 2024. He continues to serve on the National Endowment of the Arts' National Council on the Arts, an appointment received by then President George W. Bush in 2008.

"I just found out I was appointed as a trustee to the Kennedy Center. Thank you President Trump. This is a tremendous honor. The Kennedy Center is THE premier performance hall in the United States!"

The writer and performer of the iconic patriotic anthem "God Bless The USA" has met or performed for nine United States Presidents. In October 2017, Greenwood hosted and performed for the One America Appeal - a hurricane relief fundraiser concert hosted by Presidents George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. The concert concluded fundraising on December 31, 2017 with $42 million raised from over 110,000 donors. To assist those impacted by the 2017 hurricane season, funds were distributed in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the American Virgin Islands.

Earlier this year, Greenwood celebrated the 35th anniversary of the release of his signature hit song, the patriotic "God Bless The USA." The song first appeared on his 1984 album, You've Got a Good Love Comin, and spent 37 weeks on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, becoming a Top 10 Hit.

 

Celebrate Village

Celebration Village

Make your plans now to visit Celebration Village 2019 benefiting Sanctuary Hospice House! The annual North Mississippi holiday shopping event featuring over 130 vendors will take place at The Tupelo Furniture Market, October 24th - 26th! Get a sneak peak on Wednesday night October 23rd at the annual preview party gala featuring entertainment, dinner and a silent auction. General Admission to the market will be on Thursday and Friday,  10am-9pm and on Saturday, 10AM - 5PM with tickets $5 in advance or $7 at the door. Other special events include Girls Night Out on Friday evening and the first ever Miss Celebration Pageant on Saturday! For full details including ticket prices, visit sanctuaryhospice.org or follow the Celebration Village Fan Page on Facebook. It's Celebration Village 2019 October 24th-26th - We promise, you don't want to miss this one!

Trent Harmon At Boonevile Fall Fest

Trent Harmon at Booneville Fall Fest

Trent Harmon will be live Saturday, October 19th in Booneville! The 2016 American Idol winner will be performing at the Booneville High School gymnasium with opener Coby Crenshaw. Find your $20 ticket for Trent Harmon at Booneville Main Street, Sports Zone at Barnes Crossing in Tupelo, LongHorn Steakhouse in Amory, or at the Dodges store in Booneville. Doors open at 5:30, show beings at 7.  All proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Northeast Mississippi. For questions, call 662-210-1049. Trent Harmon Benefit Concert Saturday, October 19th in Booneville!

 

Booneville Fall Festival

Booneville Fall Festival

Booneville Fall Fest is almost here beginning Thursday October 17th through the 19th in downtown Booneville! An event for the entire family, Booneville Fall Fest is a full carnival with all kinds of fun activities for kids and adults including a 5K run, pumpkin carving contests, a man beard contest, with local music, delicious food, and beautiful art everywhere! Come out for the outdoor showing of Hocus Pocus Friday night but don’t miss the political speaking, car show, or soap box race either!! Find Visit Booneville on facebook and instagram for more details. Brought to you by Booneville Main Street.

Health and Wellness Fest

Health and Wellness Fest

Kare-In-Home Hospice will sponsor a Health and Wellness Fest on Friday, October 18th from 10am to 2pm at the Prentiss County Agri-Center at 2301 N. Second St., Booneville, MS. There will be live music, door prizes, food, campaign speeches, health screenings and education. The guest speaker will be Sarah Thomas the first female official in the NFL. For more information call 662-286-9833.

Charley Pride

The three-time GRAMMY® winner to be recognized for his contributions to American music on Friday, Nov. 1

CLEVELAND, Miss. - Three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning, Mississippi-born country artist Charley Pride will be the inaugural recipient of GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi's Crossroads of American Music Award at the Mississippi Museum's 2019 Gala on Friday, Nov. 1. Established by the Museum's Board of Directors, the Crossroads of American Music Award honors an artist who has made significant musical contributions influenced by the creativity born in the cradle of American music. Pride will appear at the Museum's 2019 Gala to accept the award on Nov. 1 at GRAMMY Museum Mississippi.

"We are thrilled to recognize the great Charley Pride as the first-ever recipient of our Crossroads of American Music Award," said Emily Havens, Executive Director of GRAMMY Museum Mississippi. "As a native of Mississippi, Charley has had a significant impact on American music with his uncompromising honky-tonk country music. Charley broke new ground in the '60s when he emerged as one of the most successful black country artists at that time. It's an honor to recognize Charley Pride as the inaugural recipient of our Crossroads of American Music Award."

GRAMMY Museum Mississippi's Red Carpet Guild, an organization of committed volunteers whose mission is to promote, support and sustain the Mississippi Museum, is currently developing plans for the Mississippi Museum's 2019 Gala, with this year's theme being "Girls, Guitars, & Rocktail Bars." The Gala will celebrate the impact of women on music, and proceeds will benefit the music education initiatives of the Mississippi Museum. The event will take place on Friday, Nov. 1, at 6 p.m. at GRAMMY Museum Mississippi and will feature a reception, dinner and cocktails, live music, and a silent and live auction. Additional details regarding the 2019 Gala are forthcoming.

“I'm honored to be the first recipient of this award from the GRAMMY Museum Mississippi," said Pride. "And thankful to the many great American music artists before me that helped to pave the way for my success. I applaud the Museum for celebrating those artists and championing the importance of American music.”

Encore Broadcast of American Masters - Charley Pride: I'm Just Me:
A special encore presentation of American Masters – Charley Pride: I’m Just Me airs Thursday, September 19 at 9 p.m. on PBS(check local listings) to coincide with the premiere of Country Music, a new eight-part, 16-hour film directed by Ken Burns, which features Charley Pride, premiering Sunday, September 15 through Wednesday, September 18, and Sunday, September 22 through Wednesday, September 25 at 8-10 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). Additionally, the documentary is streaming at pbs.org/americanmasters and on the PBS apps.
 

American Masters – Charley Pride: I’m Just Me traces the improbable journey of Charley Pride, from his humble beginnings as a sharecropper’s son on a cotton farm in segregated Sledge, Mississippi to his career as a Negro League baseball player and his meteoric rise as a trailblazing country music superstar. The new documentary reveals how Pride’s love for music led him from the Delta to a larger, grander world. In the 1940s, radio transcended racial barriers, making it possible for Pride to grow up listening to and emulating Grand Ole Opry stars like Ernest Tubb and Roy Acuff. The singer arrived in Nashville in 1963 while the city roiled with sit-ins and racial violence. But with boldness, perseverance and undeniable musical talent, he managed to parlay a series of fortuitous encounters with music industry insiders into a legacy of hit singles, a Recording Academy "Lifetime Achievement Award" and a place in the Country Music Hall of Fame.

The film includes original interviews with country music royalty, including Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton, Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker and Marty Stuart. It also includes several on-camera conversations between Pride and special guests, including Rozene Pride (his wife of 61 years), Willie Nelson, and other fellow musicians. The film also features many songs from his repertoire of classic country hits, along with more modern cuts like "Standing In My Way," from his latest album Music In My Heart, released in 2017. 

 

 

RV Storage

 

NEW RECREATIONAL VEHICLE STORAGE FACILITY COMING TO TUPELO

 

Looking for a better, more secure place to store your outdoor toys? Afraid to make that big RV purchase because you have no room to store it? Undercover Storage, located at 600 Commerce Street here in Tupelo and opening on September 16th, is exactly what you’ve been waiting for. With video surveillance, keyed entry, 110 Volt 30/50 AMP power, and a roof to put over your recreational vehicles, Undercover Storage is the best place to keep your boats, RV’s, ATV’s, campers, and any other recreational vehicles you may have. Emily Davis, the marketing manager at Undercover Storage, said many people are tired of having to find room to store their outdoor toys. With the addition of a storage facility specifically designed for recreational vehicles of all sizes, people don’t have to worry about finding a place to store them, the city code or covenants not allowing you to store it at your house, or inclement weather conditions damaging your assets due to them not being under safe covering. The Undercover Storage office, located off-site, is open Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM, but customers will have access to their space 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year. Davis said there are up to 70 storage spaces all depending on the size of the vehicles each person wishes to store. Prices vary from space to space. For more info or to reserve a space, email info@undercover-storage.com, call 662.718.7888, or visit Undercover Storage’s Facebook Page.

Tippah Lake Bluegrass Festival

37th Annual Tippah Bluegrass Festival

The Festival gets started at 4:00 p.m. with the Courthouse Pickers from Corinth; Savannah Grass from Savannah, TN; Hatchie Bottom Boys of Corinth; Good Time Grass of Booneville, MS; Ellis Family Bluegrass from Pope, MS; Sparks Family of Belmont, MS, and Lisa Lambert Band from Dennis, MS all performing. For more information call 662-837-4398 or for Camping information call 662-837-9850. Free Admission: donations appreciated! Concessions will be available.

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