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Garth Brooks Promotion

Garth Brooks at FedEx Forum February 4th

Register at one or more of these stores to win tickets to see Garth Brooks live at the FedEx Forum in Memphis on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Genos Tire Pros (Booneville), Flower Cottage (Booneville) Corinth Jewelers (Corinth), Palmer Jones Tire (Ripley) Brooks Grocery (Iuka), Belmonth Pharmacy (Belmont) Golden Dreams Jewelry (Belmont), Colbert County Co-op (Tuscumbia) Happy Trails Western Wear (Sheffield), Union County Cycles (New Albany), Sears Hometown Store (Corinth).

Whisperin' Bill - Autobiography


'Whisperin' Bill Anderson: An Unprecedented Life In Country Music' Best-Selling Book Released by UGA Press


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 16, 2017) – Momentum continues for “Whisperin’ Bill” Anderson’s autobiography, An Unprecedented Life In Country Music, after becoming one of the best-selling books released by UGA Press and ranked by Forbes as “One of the Best Autobiographies” over the last year.

“It’s a great read for country fans and non-country fans alike: the unlikely tale of a true innovator who succeeded against all odds...and then did it again.”
-Forbes, Brittany Hodak

The songwriting icon and Country Music Hall of Famer recently extended his nationwide tour after appearing on Fox & Friends, Fox News Radio, SiriusXM Outlaw Country and more to promote his new autobiography and audio book.

Whisperin’ Bill Anderson: An Unprecedented Life In Country Music a 360-page representation of Anderson’s journey published by University of Georgia Press featuring respected music journalist and Grammy-nominated music producer Peter Cooper as a contributing writer. It includes rare, never-before-seen photos and eye-opening personal stories from Anderson’s nearly eighty years of living – from early days of radio broadcasting in Georgia, to standing alongside the greatest country music stars in the world onstage at the Grand Ole Opry, to being named BMI’s first ICON Award winner in the country music genre. The audio book, released through Blackstone Audio, is a ten-hour, nine volume CD set.

The print edition of Whisperin’ Bill Anderson: An Unprecedented Life In Country Music is available for $29.95 at Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, various independent book stores, and online atwww.BillAnderson.com and Amazon.com. The audio version of the book, read by Bill himself and featuring ten new acoustical recordings of some of Bill's biggest hit songs, is available via the same outlets for $34.95.

Jan. 29 Country’s Family Reunion Cruise – Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Feb. 10 Grand Ole Opry - Nashville, Tenn.
Feb. 11 Don Gibson Theatre – Shelby, N.C.
Feb. 12 Orange Blossom Opry – Weirsdale, Fla.
Feb. 17 Gallo Center for the Arts – Modesto, Calif.
Feb. 21 Grand Ole Opry – Nashville, Tenn.
Feb. 24 Grand Ole Opry – Nashville, Tenn.
Feb. 25 Grand Ole Opry – Nashville, Tenn.
Feb. 28 Grand Ole Opry – Nashville, Tenn.
Mar. 10 Century Casino – Edmonton, AB. Canada
Mar. 11 Dakota Dunes Casino - Whitecap, SK. Canada
May 19 Main Street Crossing – Tomball, Texas
May 20 The Texas Opry – Weatherford, Texas
May 21 Cactus Theater – Lubbock, Texas
June 23 Welk Resort Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Aug. 18 Ross Country Jamboree – Scottsburg, Ind.
Aug. 19 Windsor City Park – Windsor, Ill.
Aug. 27 Midwest Country Music Theater – Sandstone, Minn.
Sept 23 Red Barn Convention Center – Winchester, Ohio
Oct. 14 Georgia Mountain Fair – Hiawassee, Ga.




Hank Wiliams Tour


Additional Dates to be Announced

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 10, 2017) – Hank Williams Jr. wants all his rowdy friends to join him in 2017 as the country music icon reveals his first round of U.S. tour dates. Kickin’ the party off at Peppermill Concert Hall in Nevada on February 3, the tour consists of medium and large scale venues including an appearance at the Washington State Fair.

Hank Jr. continues to promote his most recent album It’s About Time, which achieved the highest studio album debut of his career. The album skyrocketed to No. 2 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums and broke the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top 200, landing at No. 8.

Hank Jr.'s extremely impressive resume has spawned 70 million albums sold worldwide, six PLATINUM albums, 20 GOLD albums, 13 No. 1 albums and 10 No. 1 singles. Hank Jr. has been named ACM Entertainer of the Year, CMA Entertainer of the Year and BMI Icon in addition to winning a GRAMMY and being inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

In October 1982, Williams had nine albums on the Billboard music charts at the same time, a feat unequaled by any other living artist. In 1987, Hank won the first of five straight Entertainer of the Year awards voted to him by his peers, and won his first ever Grammy.

As a touring artist, Hank Jr. was a pioneer in bringing arena rock production values to country music, and he remains one of the most consistent ticket sellers in music, period, as generation after generation gets turned on to one of the most dynamic live performers ever to take the stage.
Feb. 03 – Peppermill Concert Hall - West Wendover, Nev.
April 29 – Georgia World Congress Center - Atlanta, Ga.
May 27 – Daytona International Speedway - Daytona Beach, Fla.
May 28 – Mercedes-Benz Superdome – New Orleans, La.
June 09 – Choctaw Grand Theater - Durant, Okla.
June 10 – Silver Star Hotel and Casino-Convention Center – Choctaw, Miss
July 01 – Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel - Salamanca, N.Y.
July 02 – French Lick Resort Casino - French Lick, Ind.
Sept. 15 – Northern Quest Resort & Casino - Pepsi Outdoor Amphitheater - Airway Heights, Wash.
Sept. 16 – Washington State Fair - Puyallup, Wash.




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