HUNTER HAYES, BRETT YOUNG, JOHN BERRY, HALFWAY TO HAZARD, AND LINDSAY ELL SET FOR 2017 CHRISTMAS 4 KIDS CONCERT AT NASHVILLE’S RYMAN AUDITORIUM

Benefit Concert Set for Monday, November 20Tickets On-sale Now at Ryman.com
Nashville, Tenn. (October 31, 2017) –  The Christmas 4 Kids organization has announced the lineup for its 2017 Ryman Auditorium concert, set for MondayNovember 20 at 7:00 PM inNashvilleHunter Hayes will headline this year’s show with Brett YoungJohn Berry, Halfway to Hazard, and Lindsay Ell also scheduled to perform. This year marks the organization’s 35th anniversary.
“We are so thankful for all of these great artists who have all volunteered to donate their time and talent to help bring a better Christmas to so many children in need,” says Christmas 4 Kids President Linda O’Connell. “This year, Christmas 4 Kids is celebrating its 35th anniversary so this concert will be extra special!”
John Berry adds, “I am so excited to be part of the Christmas 4 Kids concert for the second year in a row! Christmas is my favorite time of year and I love the opportunity to spread holiday cheer to kids in the Nashville area.”
Tickets are $38.50 and $60.00 and are available for purchase now at Ryman.com. All proceeds generated from the concert go to the Christmas 4 Kids organization.
About Christmas 4 Kids
Christmas 4 Kids is a not-for-profit organization that has been in existence for 35 years providing many children, each year, with their very own shopping spree. The funds generated by the concert, and the Tour Bus Show/Artist Meet and Greet event, are used to give over 400 children from 29 different schools, a day-long shopping excursion.  The special day consists of a chauffeured trip from their school aboard an entertainer’s luxury tour bus, dinner, and a party hosted by Santa and Mrs. Claus.  To wrap up the day, the tour buses journey to the Hendersonville, Tennessee Walmart where the kids receive a brand new winter coat, and $150.00 to spend however they choose.
For more information on Christmas 4 Kids, visit www.christmas4kids.org.

SESAC Celebrates Kenny Rogers with 2017 Legacy Award

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – SESAC, the only music rights organization in the U.S., will honor GRAMMY™ award-winning superstar and music icon Kenny Rogers with the SESAC Legacy Award at its Nashville Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, it was announced today by John Josephson, Chairman and CEO of SESAC Holdings, Inc.

Rogers, a SESAC affiliate and one of the most highly-esteemed performers in country music, will receive the SESAC Legacy Award in recognition of his many outstanding contributions to the creative arts. The annual awards show, which celebrates the successes of SESAC’s songwriters and publishers, will be held at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in downtown Nashville.

“For decades, Kenny Rogers has been recognized as one of the best entertainers—in both pop and country—around the globe, and it is an incredible honor to present him with the SESAC Legacy Award,” says Josephson. “Kenny is undeniably in a league of his own. He’s made immeasurable contributions to the world of entertainment, and paved the way for countless songwriters and artists. For that, we are grateful.”

In addition to the Legacy Award, SESAC will name its Publisher of the Year, Song of the Year, and Songwriter of the Year at the Nashville Music Awards. The invitation-only event will recognize its country and Americana songwriters and its publisher affiliates based on performance activity over the last year.

GRAMMY™ Award-winning country and pop superstar Kenny Rogers has enjoyed great success during his storied career of nearly six decades. The Country Music Hall of Fame member and music icon has endeared music lovers around the globe with his amazing songs, heartfelt performances, distinctive voice, gift for storytelling and universal appeal. He has sold more than 120 million albums worldwide and has charted a recording within each of the last seven decades. The first country artist to consistently sell out arenas, Rogers, who has toured at a furious pace since the 60s, was recently awarded with an induction into the IEBA Hall of Fame.

Rogers has played to millions of fans around the world, performing chart-topping songs from a rich catalog of 24 No. 1 hits, including “The Gambler,” “Lady,” “Islands In The Stream,” “Lucille,” “Through The Years,” “We’ve Got Tonight” and “She Believes In Me.”

Rogers’ final world tour, “The Gambler’s Last Deal,” continues into next year with a show that celebrates his musical legacy. The star-studded “All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert Celebration,” featuring the final live performance together by Rogers and Dolly Parton, was held in Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Oct. 25, 2017.

About SESAC Holdings, Inc.:
SESAC Holdings is the only U.S.-based Music Rights Organizationthat administers public performance, mechanical, and other rights. SESAC Holdings is unique in its ability to offer singular licenses for the works of its affiliated writers and publishers that aggregate both performance and mechanical rights in order to drive greater efficiency in licensing for music users, as well as enhanced value for music creators and publishers. Its businesses operate on a sophisticated information technology and data platform to provide timely, efficient royalty collection and distribution.

SESAC Holdings’ subsidiaries are some of the most well-known companies in music licensing and administration. SESAC Performing Rights is the second oldest and most progressive performing rights organization in the U.S. SESAC Holdings’ acquisition of the Harry Fox Agency (HFA) accelerated its transition to a “multi-rights” organization with HFA’s deep publisher relations and mechanical licensing history. Following the HFA acquisition, SESAC’s Rumblefish subsidiary was merged with HFA’s Slingshot business unit under the Rumblefish brand. Rumblefish simplifies business for digital services, publishers, labels, artists and apps. Rumblefish’s transparent composition and recording administration, data and royalty management, licensing and network monetization allow clients to focus on their core business. Rights. Simplified. Royalties. Amplified.

SESAC Holdings has offices in New York, Nashville, Los Angeles, Portland, San Francisco, London and Munich.

BELLAMY BROTHERS ADD SOUTH AFRICA, NAMIBIA AND SRI LANKA TO WORLD TOUR AND ANNOUNCE 2018 DATES

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Bellamy Brothers will perform in South Africa, Namibia and Sri Lanka as the international icons add dates to their current world tour. They return to South Africa and Sri Lanka for the second visit during their 40+ year career. The tour, which is appropriately titled the “Let Your Love Flow Tour” after their first worldwide hit, will take place over the U.S. Thanksgiving holidays.

The Bellamy Brothers are adding five stops which will include their first concerts for the fans in Windhoek, Namibia as well as a visit to South Africa for a show in Cape Town and two performances in Johannesburg. The final tour stop will take them back to Colombo, Sri Lanka where they performed for the first time in 2014.

2017 EXTENDED WORLD TOUR DATES:
Nov. 24 Independence Stadium – Windhoek, Namibia
Nov. 25 Cape Town Stadium – Cape Town, South Africa
Nov 26 Carnival City Casino, Big Top Arena – Brakpan, Gauteng, South Africa
Nov 29 Mosaic Teatro (Theater) – West Rand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Dec 02 Bandaranaike Memorial Intl. Conference Hall – Colombo, Sri Lanka

While the duo continues to globe trek and wow audiences all around the world, their hit song, “Let Your Love Flow” is being featured in movie theaters all across America in Tom Cruise’s latest critically acclaimed film, “American Made.”

In 2018, the duo is also gearing up for the release of their autobiography “Let Your Love Flow – The Life and Times of The Bellamy Brothers.”

To keep up with this on-the-move duo, you can follow the Bellamy Brothers on TwitterFacebookInstagram or visitbellamybrothers.com.

BELLAMY BROTHERS ON TOUR:
Oct. 26 Carbon Event Center – Price, Utah
Oct. 27 Herber Valley Western Music & Cowboy Poetry Gathering – Heber City, Utah
Oct. 28 Stephens Performing Arts Center – Pocatello, Idaho
Nov. 03 Hochatown Saloon – Broken Bow, Oklahoma
Nov. 04 La Rita Performing Arts Center – Dalhart, Texas
Nov. 07 Higley Center For The Performing Arts – Gilbert, Arizona
Nov. 10 Peppermill Concert Hall – West Wendover, Nevada
Nov. 11 PRIVATE EVENT – Ft. Worth, Texas
Nov. 17 Country Tonite Theatre – Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Nov. 18 Peoples Bank Theatre – Marietta, Ohio
Nov. 24 Independence Stadium – Windhoek, Namibia
Nov. 25 Cape Town Stadium – Cape Town, South Africa
Nov. 26 Carnival City Casino, Big Top Arena – Brakpan, Gauteng, South Africa
Nov. 29 Mosaic Teatro (Theater) – West Rand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Dec. 02 – Bandaranaike Memorial Intl. Conference Hall – Colombo, Sri Lanka
Dec. 07 Palace Theatre – Corsicana, Texas
Dec. 08 Hank’s Place McKinney – Texas
Dec. 09 Lantex Theatre – Llano, Texas
Dec. 15 John T. Floore’s Country Store – Helotes, Texas
Dec. 16 PRIVATE EVENT – Corpus Christi, Texas
Dec. 29 Rosebud Casino – Valentine, Nebraska 
Dec. 30 Wild Rose Casino – Clinton, Iowa 

2018:
Jan. 06 PRIVATE EVENT – Trilby, Florida
Jan. 12 Main Street Crossing – Tomball, Texas
Jan. 13 Greek Brothers – El Campo, Texas
Jan. 20 Walhalla Civic Auditorium – Walhalla, South Carolina
Jan. 26 Hunting Convention – Houston, Texas 
Jan. 27 PRIVATE EVENT – Gatesville, Texas
Feb. 03 Orange Blossom Opry – Weirsdale, Florida
Feb. 09 Texan Theatre – Greenville, Texas
Feb. 17 Sugar Creek Casino-Event Center – Hinton, Oklahoma
Feb. 24 Granbury Live Theatre – Granbury, Texas
Mar. 02 The Dallas Bull Of Tampa (Surratt 50th Wedding Anniversary) – Tampa, Florida
Mar. 10 Red Barn Convention Center – Winchester, Ohio
Mar. 17 Brazos Co. Youth Livestock – Bryan, Texas
Mar. 22 Meyer Theatre – Green Bay, Wisconsin
Mar. 23 The Medina Entertainment Center – Medina, Minnesota
Mar. 24 Ohiya Casino and Resort – Niobrara, Nebraska
April 07 American Cancer Society Cattle Baron’s Ball J.S. Birdwell Agricultural Center Wichita Falls, Texas
April 09 Whatley Center – Mt. Pleasant, Texas
April 14 Third Annual River Oaks Music Festival The Lodge At River Oaks – Del Valle, Texas
April 20 Billy Bob’s – Ft. Worth, Texas
April 21 Galveston Co. Fair & Rodeo – Hitchcock, Texas
May 05 Helotes Cornyval 2018 Helotes Festival Ground Main Stage – Helotes, Texas
June 23 Trucker and Country Festival – Interlaken, Switzerland
July 06 Iconic Fest – Brainerd, Minnesota
July 07 Rolette, Ryan Keplin Summer Fest 2018 – North Dakota
July 13 Blue Gate Theatre – Shipshewana, Indiana
July 14 Blue Gate Theatre – Shipshewana, Indiana
July 27 Anderson Companies Appreciation Day Show – Alexandria, Minnesota
July 28 Deadwood Mountain Grand – Deadwood, S.D.
Aug. 10 I-Bar Ranch – Gunnison, Colorado
Aug. 11 Midvale Harvest Days – Midvale, Utah
Aug. 17 Main Street Crossing – Tomball, Texas
Aug. 25 Western Legends Round-Up – Kanab, Utah
Oct. 06 Arlington Music Hall – Arlington, Texas
Nov. 17 Mill Town Music Hall – Bremen, Georgia

ABOUT THE BELLAMY BROTHERS:
Howard and David continue to prove that the trail they’ve ridden to fame has been as unique as their music itself—music that is now celebrating 40 years of success. The road that started on the pop music charts in the ‘70’s, took a winding turn into country music in the ‘80’s, paving the way for duos to come, such as Brooks & Dunn, Montgomery Gentry, Big & Rich, and The Judds. “If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body (Would You Hold It Against Me),” originally scrawled on a dinner napkin by David, rocketed them to the top of the country charts the way “Let Your Love Flow,” had done in the pop market just a few years earlier. It proved to be the first of a string of fourteen No. 1 singles in the U.S. alone. They’re the only U.S. country music act who’ve toured in India, Sri Lanka, New Caledonia and Qatar. The Bellamy Brothers hold the record in both the Academy of Country Music (ACM) and the Country Music Association Awards (CMA) for the most duo nominations. Numerous Grammy nods have also been directed toward the brothers. For more information, visitbellamybrothers.com.

DOLLY PARTON ANNOUNCES HURRICANE RELIEF EFFORTS

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn — Today, Dolly Parton will assist with the ongoing relief efforts around the United States and its territories by making a contribution to the One America Appeal for Hurricane Relief to assist with immediate life sustaining needs of those affected. The One America Appeal is a joint appeal that was originally launched by all five living former American Presidents to encourage their fellow citizens to support recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey. This special appeal has been expanded to include areas most affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Dolly recalled, “After the tremendous outpouring of support my hometown received last winter after the wildfires raged through the area, I want to do my part to help other areas affected by natural disasters. I admire and respect this effort led by our Presidents so it is an honor for me to contribute to their work.”

In addition to the financial contribution to the One America Appeal, Dolly will launch a partnership with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, the nonprofit social enterprise First Book, and Penguin Young Readers to provide 500,000 books to hurricane-affected areas through the First Book National Book Bank.To kick off thecampaign, Dolly’s foundation donated 165,000 books and the $90,750 needed to cover the shipping and handling charges to make books available quickly and at no cost to educators affected by the storms. From Hurricane Katrina to Hurricane Sandy to last year’s floods in Louisiana, First Book has distributed over 5 million books to families affected by disasters, in partnership with children’s book publishers, including a substantial book donation from Penguin Young Readers. Penguin Young Readers also partners with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and First Book to support their book gifting programs and other outreach efforts, with a special focus on getting books to children in times of natural disasters.

“I know in the immediate aftermath of a disaster books are not the first thing people need or miss. But I also know from our past experience that after some time has passed, families, schools and libraries are eager to replenish their shelves, and their hearts, with books. First Book asked us to join with them to get the right books in the right hands at the right time and we were pleased to do so,” said Dolly.

If you would like to learn more or donate to this effort—or if you work with a school or program affected by the storms—please visitsupport.firstbook.org.

Schools and programs affected by the storms can sign up for free with First Book and will then receive information about how to request books; each book distribution will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

ABOUT DOLLY PARTON:
Dolly Parton is the most honored female country performer of all time. Achieving 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards, she has had 25 songs reach #1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a female artist. She has 41 career top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and she has 110 career-charted singles over the past 40 years. All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, paid digital downloads and compilation usage during her Hall of Fame career have reportedly topped a staggering 100 million records – which includes sales of her 2016 chart-topping disc Pure & Simple, her first number one album on the Billboard Country Album charts in twenty-five years. She has garnered eight Grammy Awards – including a 2017 win with Pentatonix in the Country Duo/Group Performance category for their collaboration on her iconic 1973 hit “Jolene” – 10 Country Music Association Awards, five Academy of Country Music Awards, three American Music Awards and is one of only five female artists to win the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award. In 1999 Parton was inducted as a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. She has her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and became a member of the National Academy of Popular Music Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2001. Broadcast Music Inc. honored Parton with their Icon Award in 2003, and in 2004 the U.S. Library of Congress presented her with their Living Legend Award for her contribution to the cultural heritage of the United States. This was followed in 2005 with the National Medal of Arts, the highest honor given by the U.S. government for excellence in the arts. The honors keep coming. The 2016 made for television movie, Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love is nominated in the “Television Movie” category for the 69th Annual Emmy Awards. The film also won in the TV and Cable category at the 68th Annual Christopher Awards, which also includes the Movieguide Epiphany Prize for Television. The film served as the follow-up to her highly rated 2015 film Coat Of Many Colors, also broadcast on NBC, which won the Academy of Country Music’s Tex Ritter Award. In 2017, Dolly will release “I Believe In You,” a collection of children’s songs on Dolly Records through her partnership with Sony Music Nashville.

ABOUT DOLLY PARTON’S IMAGINATION LIBRARY:
Founded in 1995, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting organization that has, to date, mailed more than 100 million books to children in Australia, Belize, Canada, United Kingdom and the United States. Each month, the program currently mails more than one million specially selected, high-quality, age-appropriate books to registered children from birth until they start Kindergarten in participating communities. Dolly envisioned creating a lifelong love of reading in children, preparing them for school and inspiring them to dream. Recent studies suggest participation in the Imagination Library is positively and significantly associated with higher measures of early language and math development. Penguin Random House is the exclusive publisher for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

ABOUT FIRST BOOK:
First Book transforms the lives of children in need. Through a sustainable, market-driven model, First Book is creating equal access to quality education—making everything from brand-new, high-quality books and educational resources, to sports equipment, winter coats, snacks, and more—affordable to its member network of more than 325,000 educators who exclusively serve kids in need. Since 1992, First Book has distributed more than 170 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families in more than 30 countries. First Book currently reaches an average of 3 million children every year and supports more than one in four of the estimated 1.3 million classrooms and programs serving children in need. With an additional 1,000 educators joining each week, First Book is the largest and fastest-growing network of educators in North America exclusively serving kids in need.

ABOUT PENGUIN YOUNG READERS:
Penguin Young Readers is one of the leading children’s book publishers in the United States. The company owns a wide range of imprints and trademarks including Dial Books, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Kathy Dawson Books, Nancy Paulsen Books, Penguin Workshop, Philomel, Puffin, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, Viking, Razorbill, Speak, and Frederick Warne. These imprints are home to such award-winning, New York Times- bestselling authors as, Laurie Halse Anderson, Jay Asher, Judy Blume, Jan Brett, Eric Carle, Ally Condie, Roald Dahl, Tomie dePaola, Sarah Dessen, Anna Dewdney, John Flanagan, John Green, Oliver Jeffers, Marie Lu, Mike Lupica, Richelle Mead, Richard Peck, Ruta Sepetys, Jacqueline Woodson and dozens of other popular authors. Penguin Young Readers Group is also the proud publisher of perennial brand franchises such as the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys series, Peter Rabbit, Spot, the Classic Winnie the Pooh, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Madeline, Mad Libs, the Rangers Apprentice, Skippyjon Jones, Who Was?, and Flower Fairies among many others. Penguin Young Readers Group is a division of Penguin Group LLC, a Penguin Random House company.

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THE OAK RIDGE BOYS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country Music Hall of Fame members and five-time GRAMMY winning group, The Oak Ridge Boys, announced they will release a project with acclaimed producer Dave Cobb in the first quarter of 2018.

At a listening event during Americana Music Association AmericanaFest at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A, where the album was recorded, the Oaks performed songs from the yet-untitled project recorded with multi-award winning producer Dave Cobb. This is the group’s second project with Cobb, who produced the Oaks’ acclaimedThe Boys Are Back album released in 2009.

For the new project, Cobb’s vision for the Oaks was to dig way back into their roots of gospel music. But a different kind of gospel. One that took a hard look at the early days of rock and roll, which was influenced by spiritual, or black gospel.

The album will be released by Lightning Rod Records and distributed by Thirty Tigers.

According to Logan Rogers, founder of Lightning Rod Records, “Everyone has heard the Boys sing gospel, but nobody has heard it quite like this. Under Dave Cobb’s direction, they touch on unchartered territory—and for a long-tenured act like The Oak Ridge Boys, that’s saying something.”

The event was hosted by Peter Cooper, Senior Director, Producer and Writer at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

For more information, visit oakridgeboys.com

The Oak Ridge Boys On Tour:
Sept. 15 Adventure Road Entertainment Stage, Oklahoma State Fair – Oklahoma City, Okla.
Sept. 16 Falcon Stadium – Colorado Springs, Colo.
Sept. 20 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Sept. 21 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Sept. 23 Country Tonite Theater – Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
Sept. 27 Nörsk Hostfest – Minot, N.D.
Sept. 28 Casino Regina Show Lounge – Regina SK Canada
Sept. 29 The Resort at Paws Up – Greenough, Mont.
Sept. 30 WYO Theater – Sheridan, Wyo.
Oct. 04 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Oct. 05 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Oct. 07 Meramec Music Theatre – Steelville, Mo.
Oct. 10 Mississippi State Fair – Jackson, Miss.
Oct. 11 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Oct. 12 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Oct. 13 Shawnee Bluff Vineyard – Eldon, Mo.
Oct. 20 Innovation Amphitheater – Winder, Ga.
Oct. 21 Alabama Theatre – North Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Oct. 26 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Oct. 27 French Lick Resort Casino – French Lick, Ind.
Oct. 31 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Nov. 01 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Nov. 02 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Nov. 03 Cherokee Casino – Roland, Okla.
Nov. 04 Limelight Eventplex – Peoria, Ill.
Nov. 07 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Nov. 08 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Nov. 09 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Nov. 11 The Colony Five Star Complex – The Colony, Texas
Nov. 14 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Nov. 15 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Nov. 16 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Nov. 17 Effingham Performance Center – Effingham, Ill.
Nov. 18 Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel – Tama, Iowa
Nov. 19 Memorial Hall – Independence, Kan.

About The Oak Ridge Boys:
The Oak Ridge Boys, who have sold over 41 million units worldwide, are synonymous with “America, apple pie, baseball, pop, rock, gospel and country music.” In addition to their awards and accolades in the country and pop music fields, they have garnered five GRAMMY® Awards and nine GMA DOVE Awards as well as the Mainstream Artist of the Year Award at the ICM Awards. The group—Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen, William Lee Golden, and Richard Sterban—have earned prestigious membership in the Country Music Hall of Fame (2015 Inductees) and Grand Ole Opry, and are known worldwide as one of recording history’s most extraordinary musical successes. They have charted single after single and album after album, celebrating two double-platinum albums and more than 30 Top 10 hits, including No. 1 chart-toppers “Elvira,” “Bobbie Sue,” “Thank God For Kids,” “American Made,” “Y’All Come Back Saloon,” among dozens more. For more information and to view upcoming tour dates for The Oak Ridge Boys, please visit oakridgeboys.com.

DOLLY PARTON TO APPEAR ON ACM HONORS AND 69TH PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country music icon Dolly Parton will be all over television this weekend as pre-orders begin for her first children’s album I Believe In Youavailable here. Parton first appears on the ACM Honors on Friday, September 15 where she will accept the Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award before heading to the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards on September 17.

Parents, fans and all those young at heart can be the first to get their hands on Parton’s new children’s album, I Believe In You, by placing a pre-order on or after September 15. Those who pre-order will receive an instant download of the album’s first track “I Believe In You.” The album will feature 14 new songs, all written and performed by Dolly Parton with the spirit and heart of children in mind. Proceeds from the album will benefit Imagination Library, which was established in 1995 to honor Parton’s father, who never had the chance to learn to read or write.

A digital release of the new album on Dolly Records/RCA Nashville will be available September 29, and the physical album will be available worldwide October 13.

Dolly Parton on ACM Honors
Friday, Sept 15.
CBS 9/8c

Dolly Parton on 69th Primetime Emmy Awards
Sunday, Sept. 17
CBS 8/7c

I Believe In You Track Listing:

  1. I Believe in You
  2. Coat of Many Colors (new recording)
  3. Together Forever
  4. I Am a Rainbow
  5. I’m Here
  6. A Friend Like You
  7. Imagination
  8. You Can Do It
  9. Responsibility
  10. You Gotta Be
  11. Makin’ Fun Ain’t Funny
  12. Chemo Hero
  13. Brave Little Soldier
  14. Bonus track spoken audio: Coat of Many Colors (book read by Dolly Parton)
ABOUT DOLLY PARTON:
Dolly Parton is the most honored female country performer of all time. Achieving 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards, she has had 25 songs reach #1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a female artist. She has 41 career top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and she has 110 career-charted singles over the past 40 years. All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, paid digital downloads and compilation usage during her Hall of Fame career have reportedly topped a staggering 100 million records – which includes sales of her 2016 chart-topping disc Pure & Simple, her first number one album on the Billboard Country Album charts in twenty-five years. She has garnered eight Grammy Awards – including a 2017 win with Pentatonix in the Country Duo/Group Performance category for their collaboration on her iconic 1973 hit “Jolene” – 10 Country Music Association Awards, five Academy of Country Music Awards, three American Music Awards and is one of only five female artists to win the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award. In 1999 Parton was inducted as a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. She has her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and became a member of the National Academy of Popular Music Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2001. Broadcast Music Inc. honored Parton with their Icon Award in 2003, and in 2004 the U.S. Library of Congress presented her with their Living Legend Award for her contribution to the cultural heritage of the United States. This was followed in 2005 with the National Medal of Arts, the highest honor given by the U.S. government for excellence in the arts. The honors keep coming. The 2016 made for television movie, Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love is nominated in the “Television Movie” category for the 69th Annual Emmy Awards. The film also won in the TV and Cable category at the 68th Annual Christopher Awards, which also includes the Movieguide Epiphany Prize for Television. The film served as the follow-up to her highly rated 2015 film Coat Of Many Colors, also broadcast on NBC, which won the Academy of Country Music’s Tex Ritter Award. In 2017, Dolly will release “I Believe In You,” a collection of children’s songs on Dolly Records through her partnership with Sony Music Nashville.

ABOUT DOLLY PARTON’S IMAGINATION LIBRARY:
Founded in 1995, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting organization that has, to date, mailed more than 100 million books to children in Australia, Belize, Canada, United Kingdom and the United States. Each month, the program currently mails more than one million specially selected, high-quality, age-appropriate books to registered children from birth until they start Kindergarten in participating communities. Dolly envisioned creating a lifelong love of reading in children, preparing them for school and inspiring them to dream. Recent studies suggest participation in the Imagination Library is positively and significantly associated with higher measures of early language and math development. Penguin Random House is the exclusive publisher for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON DOLLY PARTON, VISIT:
www.dollyparton.com

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Naomi Judd Opens Up About Struggles With Mental Depression

Grammy-winning country icon, best-selling author, actress, and in-demand speaker, Naomi Judd is set to release the paperback version of her new book, “River of Time: My Descent Into Depression and How I Emerged With Hope” on Dec. 5. Judd will be promoting the paperback release with multiple television, radio and online interviews, including an appearance on the TODAY Show Dec. 5.

In “River of Time: My Descent Into Depression and How I Emerged With Hope,” Judd shares her harrowing personal experience with the severe depression that almost killed her. CLICK HERE TO ORDER.

Judd first captured the attention of the entire world as half of The Judds, which she formed with her daughter Wynonna. The Judds sold 20 million records, scored fifteen No. 1 hits, and received more than 60 industry awards, including six GRAMMY® awards and seven consecutive CMA Vocal Group of the Year trophies. That ride came to a screeching halt when Naomi was diagnosed with Hepatitis C––and given only three years to live. Instead of accepting her fate, the former registered nurse educated herself and pursued healing. Today, Naomi is Hep C-free––a medically documented miracle.

Written with Marcia Wilkie, “River of Time” picks back up with Judd in 2010. From there, she dives into her three-and-a-half years of nightmares, hospitalizations, psychiatric wards, drug poisoning and addiction, electroconvulsive shock treatments, suicidal thoughts, and more. Raw and unflinchingly candid, the book serves beautifully not as a voyeuristic joyride, but as a generous confession and clarion call for others to fight on and reach out.

“I wrote it with the sincere hope of offering encouragement to the 40 million Americans who suffer from depression and anxiety every minute of every day and night,” Judd said. “I want them to know that I understand, and I’m here to help.”

Throughout, readers of “River of Time” will explore the effects of Judd’s traumatic childhood filled with abuse and generations of mental illness. Judd also opens up about the electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) treatments that would ultimately bring her some long-sought relief, the strain that her illness brought her relationships with daughter Wynonna and husband Larry Strickland, the wisdom she received from friends and what others can do when suffering.

Judd’s tale is gripping, and while she offers it with the deft skill of a natural-born storyteller, what matters most is her message. “River of Time” is more than just a compelling read. For many, it could be a life-saving one.

For more information, follow Naomi Judd on Facebook or visit NaomiJudd.com.

ABOUT NAOMI JUDD:
Hailing from the Appalachian​ ​foothills​ ​of Ashland, Ky., mother​ ​and​ ​daughter​ duo, The Judds, were first discovered by RCA​ ​label​ ​head​ ​Joe​ ​Galante​ ​in​ ​1983 ​after landing a spot on​ ​WSM-TV’s​ “​The​ ​Ralph​ ​Emery Show.” They​ ​made​ ​their​ ​chart​ ​debut​ ​by​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​the​ ​year​ ​with​ ​“Had​ ​A​ ​Dream​ ​(For​ ​The​ ​Heart),” and​ ​the​ ​two​ ​were​ ​on​ ​their​ ​way​ ​to​ ​a​ ​history​-making​ ​career. For​ ​the​ ​rest​ ​of​ ​the​ ​1980’s,​ ​each​ ​single​ ​from​ ​The​ ​Judds​ ​released​ ​by​ ​RCA​ ​went​ ​to​ ​the Billboard​ ​Top 10,​ ​with​ ​14 hits ​going​ ​all​ ​the​ ​way​ ​to​ ​number​ ​one.​ ​ The​ ​Judds​ ​embarked​ ​on​ ​their​ ​“Farewell​ ​Tour”​ ​in​ ​1991 ​after​ ​Naomi’s​ ​diagnosis​ ​of​ ​Hepatitis C​ ​forced​ ​her​ ​to​ ​retire​ ​from​ ​the​ ​road.​ ​Wynonna​ ​launched​ ​a​ ​successful​ ​solo​ ​career​ ​with​ ​her self-titled​ ​5x​ ​multi-platinum ​debut​ ​album. Her​ ​first​ ​three​ ​singles also reached​ ​No.1​ ​on​ ​the​ country​ ​charts and has become a country icon in her own right.​ ​Naomi​ ​focused​ ​on​ ​her​ ​health,​ ​beating​ ​the​ ​disease, writing​ ​several​ ​New​ ​York​ ​Times​ ​best-selling​ ​books​ ​and​ ​becoming​ ​a​ ​popular​ ​motivational speaker.​ For more information, visit naomijudd.com.

TIM ATWOOD SET TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM THIS FALL

Award-Winning Studio Musician Performs on RFD’s Larry’s Country Diner, Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting, and more!
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – During his career, Tim Atwood has played behind some of the greatest Country Music performers of all time. But, in 2017, Atwood’s star as a vocalist is shining brighter than ever as a solo artist on his own – with several shows, television appearances, and a new album project by year’s end.

Atwood, who played in the staff band at the world-famous Grand Ole Opry for thirty-eight years, has developed a reputation as one of the most polished and energetic stage shows in the entertainment business, performing for audiences of all ages. Fans of his traditional style will have several opportunities to enjoy his music and story-telling abilities in the coming weeks.

On Thursday, September 7, Atwood will shine in the spotlight as a featured guest on Larry’s Country Diner on RFD-TV. The popular staple of the network will air at 8pm/EST that evening, with a re-airing scheduled for Saturday, September 9 at 11pm / EST. The singer will also be featured on RFD’s The Penny Gilley Show on Friday, September 8 in a performance filmed at the iconic Fort Worth Stockyards at Lil’ Red’s Longhorn Saloon. Also, Atwood will be a performer on an upcoming airing of Wednesday Night Prayer Meetingon RFD, sharing music and testimony with artists such as Country Music Hall of Famers The Oak Ridge Boys and Randy Travis, Linda Davis, and Mark Wills.

After a long career shining while playing at the Opry behind artists such as Garth Brooks and Carrie Underwood, 2017 has been a banner year for Tim Atwood on many levels as a performer in his own right. The Peoria, Illinois native – a recent winner of the Musician of the Year award from the Academy of Western Music – is also nominated for Musician of the Year as well as Entertainer of the Year at the upcoming ROPE (Reunion of Professional Entertainers) Awards set for October 5 in Music City. He’s included with some of the most beloved artists in the format, such as Gene Watson and Jeannie Seely.

And, as a recording artist, his star is shining as never before. Atwood, signed to i2i Records has been touring non-stop around the United States to promote his faith-based album That Old Time Religion, which includes the break-out track “Let’s All Go Down To The River,” a performance with the sensational Mandy Barnett, which has earned a Top-5 ranking on the Cash Box Country / Gospel charts.

And, there’s more music coming from Atwood – who earned his wings in the business playing for three years in the band of Jim Ed Brown. The singer is in the midst of completing his third Country disc, with the lead single and title cut “I’ll Stand Up And Say So” primed for a Fall 2017 release. Needless to say, it’s a busy time for Tim Atwood – and he’s grateful for every bit of it.

“I am a blessed man, and I know it” Atwood humbly states. “I’m not sure where this journey will take me, but one thing is for sure. I am enjoying the ride.”

Learn more here at timatwood.com
Follow Tim on Facebook: facebook.com/TimAtwoodOfficial
and Twitter: twitter.com/timatwoodmusic

JOHN ANDERSON RETURNS TO THE ROAD

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country music hit-maker John Anderson is set to return to the stage on September 3, 2017, after rescheduling a few weekend of shows in August to undergo some medical procedures.

“I am thankful for the outpouring of prayers from friends and fans. All medical procedures went great and we’ll plan on seeing you all real soon,” says John Anderson.

2017 marks the 35th anniversary of Anderson’s iconic hit “Swingin’” from his acclaimed album Wild & Blue.

Be sure to follow Anderson on InstagramTwitter and Facebook or visit johnanderson.com.

JOHN ANDERSON ON TOUR:
Sept. 03 Hollywood Casino & Resort Gulf Coast – Bay Saint Louis, Miss.
Sept. 16 Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival – Morehead, Ky.
Sept. 21 Dan Cannon Auditorium – Dade City, Fla.
Sept. 28 Loretta Lynn Ranch – Hurricane Mills, Tn.
Sept. 29 Billy Bob’s – Fort Worth, Texas
Sept. 30 Burleson County Fair – Caldwell, Texas
Oct. 5 Dosey Doe – Woodlands, Texas
Oct. 7 Sugar Creek Casino – Hinton, Okla.
Oct. 14 Lake Of The Torches Resort Casino – Lac Du Flambeau, Wis.
Oct. 24 State Theatre – Eau Claire, Wis.
Oct. 25 Barrymore Theatre – Madison, Wis.
Oct. 26 Meyer Theatre – Green Bay, Wis.
Oct. 27 Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts – Fairfield, Iowa
Oct. 28 Meramec Music Theatre – Steelville, Mo.
Dec. 01 Harvester Performance Center – Rocky Mountain, Va.
Dec. 02 The Beacon Theatre – Hopewell, Va.

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ABOUT JOHN ANDERSON:
Raised in Apopka, Fla., Anderson was exposed to both rock and traditional country growing up and, as incendiary rock outfits like Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Lynyrd Skynyrd honed their chops around him, learned to love (and play) both types of music. But Anderson resisted the call of rock ‘n roll, electing rather to pursue his country music dreams. It was the traditional country ballads that lured him in and changes music history, songs like Porter Wagoner’s “Green, Green Grass of Home.” Anderson moved to Nashville in 1972, working construction by day (including as a roofer at the Grand Ole Opry House) and playing the honky-tonks at night. He signed to Warner Bros. in 1977, and notching his first major hit in 1980 with Billy Joe Shaver’s “I’m Just an Old Chunk of Coal (But I’m Gonna Be a Diamond Someday).” Other hits, including the classic “Wild and Blue” in 1982, solidified his status as a powerful new voice in country music. “Swingin’,” written by Anderson and Lionel Delmore, blew the roof off a year later, exploding to No.1 on the Billboard Country chart, propelling Anderson to the CMA Horizon Award, and becoming one of the most enduring hits in the country canon. Anderson plowed through the ebbs and flows of country music (and the country music business) throughout the ’80s, and in the early 1990s engineered one of the greatest “comeback” runs (he never really left) in the history of the genre. Seminole Wind, released on BNA, produced hit singles in “Straight Tequila Night,” “When It Comes To You,” “Money in the Bank,” and the stirring title cut. The latter would have never been released had Anderson not stuck to his guns, a familiar refrain throughout his career as the artist has wound his way through virtually all of Nashville’s major labels. Learn more at johnanderson.com.