Pride to Accept Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

NASHVILLE, TENN. – Country icon Charley Pride is back with his brand new album, Music In My Heart, which is available now. The project serves as Pride’s first album in more than six years, and is released via Music City Records. The highly anticipated project features 13 new studio recordings that were produced by acclaimed singer/songwriter Billy Yates. Fans can purchase Music In My Heart on Amazon, iTunes and wherever music is sold.

Pride has continued to turn heads with the new collection. In addition to a recent feature by Billboard, Pride will also be included in spotlight feature interviews with the Associated Press, Huffington Post, Goldmine Magazine and more. Media is raving, with Billboard saying “Charley Pride’s vocals are just as soothing to the soul as a glass of Granny’s tea and those pair of shoes that you always find yourself drawn to…..just like returning to the well.”

The trailblazing singer will be celebrating street week by traveling to New York City to accept the Lifetime Achievement Award from The Recording Academy® at their 2017 Special Merit Awards. The awards ceremony and live tribute concert will be held on Tuesday, July 11, at The Beacon Theatre, where Pride will also be performing. While in the area, Pride will stop by CBS Evening News, ABC News’ ‘Live From The Couch’, Access Hollywood, Fox News Radio, SiriusXM, CNBC SquawkBox and more.

Pride will also appear at the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville July 15. The multi-Grammy® award winner will be performing songs from his brand new album, along with many of the 36 chart-topping hits that propelled him to superstardom and an induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Music In My Heart Track Listing:
1. New Patches
2. Make Me One More Memory
3. Natural Feeling For You
4. All By My Lonesome
5. It Wasn’t That Funny
6. The Same Eyes That Always Drove Me Crazy
7. I Learned A Lot
8. You’re Still In These Crazy Arms Of Mine
9. The Way It Was In ‘51
10. I Just Can’t Stop Missing You
11. You Lied To Me
12. Standing In My Way
13. Music In My Heart

Charley Pride On Tour:
Jul. 08 – Bossier City, La. – Riverdome At Horseshoe Casino
Aug. 26 – Enniskillen Airport, Northern Ireland – Harvest Country Music Festival
Aug. 27 – Westport House, County Mayo, Ireland – Harvest Country Music Festival
Sept. 10 – Lancaster, Pa. – American Music Theatre
Sept. 22 – Arlington, Texas – Arlington Music Hall
Sept. 23 – Crockett, Texas – Crockett Civic Center
Sept. 29 – Branson, Mo. – The Welk Resort Theatre
Oct. 21 – Shipshewana, Ind. – Blue Gate Theater
Oct. 28 – Wendover, Nev. – Peppermill Concert Hall
Nov. 03-04 – Lincoln City, Ore. – Chinook Winds Casino
Nov. 11 – Mescalero, N.M. – Inn of the Mountain Gods

About Charley Pride:
Charley Pride is celebrating more than 50 years as a recording artist. He has enjoyed one of the most successful careers in the history of country music and is credited with helping to break color barriers by becoming the first black superstar within the genre. A true living legend, he has sold tens of millions of records worldwide with his large repertoire of hits. A three-time GRAMMY® award winner, Pride has garnered no less than 36 chart-topping country hits, including “Kiss An Angel Good Morning,” a massive #1 crossover hit that sold over a million singles and helped Pride land the Country Music Association’s “Entertainer of the Year” award in 1971 and the “Top Male Vocalist” awards of 1971 and 1972. A proud member of the Grand Ole Opry, Pride continues to perform concerts worldwide and has toured the United States, Canada, Ireland, The United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand over the last several years. For more information, visit CharleyPride.com.

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CHARLIE DANIELS RELEASES VIDEO OF “RAGGED OLD FLAG”

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country Music Hall of Fame member, Charlie Daniels is showcasing his love of the Red, White, and Blue once again in his latest recording that will be available for sale digitally on July 4th via iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon. In addition, a new video produced by d corlew films and featured on CMT.com has been released to celebrate the song.

Daniels version of the Johnny Cash standard “Ragged Old Flag,” also includes vocals by Mark “Oz” Geist, Benghazi Warrior/Survivor and co-author of the autobiography “13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi.”

“The ‘Ragged Old Flag’ project was very personal to me,” said David Corlew, “Ragged Old Flag” Video Producer and Charlie Daniels Manager. “When you have the opportunity to create images for a piece that was written by Johnny Cash, performed by Charlie Daniels- and its content consists of what is closest to my heart: our warriors- present and past, our country, and our flag- it really can’t get any better.”

Daniels founded his charity The Journey Home Project in 2014, managed by Board Members David Corlew, with Joe and Mercedez Longever. The Journey Home Project sees its mission as connecting donors to veterans’ organizations that do the most good. They identify the centers, organizations and programs that can best serve our soldiers and families in their journey to reintegrate back to civilian life, on life’s terms.

For more information on Daniels’ latest projects, visit www.CharlieDaniels.com. To learn more about how to support The Journey Home Project, visit www.thejourneyhomeproject.org.

About Charlie Daniels:
With a career spanning nearly 60 years and exceeding 20 million in sales worldwide Charlie Daniels is the quintessential southerner with a healthy dose of wild west cowboy. For decades, he has connected with his millions of fans in the varying genres of music that reflect his steadfast refusal to label his music as anything other than the “Charlie Daniels Band” sound — music that is now sung around the fire at 4-H Club and scout camps, helped elect an American President, and been popularized on a variety of radio formats. Having celebrated multiple GRAMMY® Awards, CMA Awards, ACM Awards, BMI Awards, GMA Dove Awards, CCMA Awards, his list of accolades is broad; the latest being the newest inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame. Several of his albums have been RIAA Certified Multi-Platinum® and he has achieved a platinum-selling single in his iconic fiddle-ridden hit, “Devil Went Down To Georgia.” An outspoken American patriot and strong supporter of the U.S. military, his talked-about Volunteer Jam concerts are world-famous musical extravaganzas featuring artists like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ted Nugent, Trace Adkins, Alabama and others, all on one stage for one purpose – to raise funds for our U.S. military. Daniels 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam in 2016 raised funds for The Journey Home Project, a non-profit veterans assistance organization which he co-founded. For more information on Charlie Daniels, please visit www.charliedaniels.com.

About d corlew films:
d corlew films was formed in 2005 by manager/publisher, David Corlew, a 40-year music industry veteran. d corlew films is a multi-faceted film services company. Since its inception, the company’s specialty has been concert/documentary projects as well as documentaries that tell the stories of the interview subjects in a highly personal and intimate way, focusing on the men and women of our Nation’s military.

About The Journey Home Project
The Journey Home Project is a not-for-profit organization that assists other not-for-profits in securing funds to help causes that benefit veterans of the United States Armed Forces. The Journey Home Project was founded in 2014 by Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels and board members: David Corlew, Ed Hardy, Joe Longever and Mercedez Longever. Conscious of the need to assist our nation’s veterans, they have set out to partner with organizations that do the most good, with the least overhead. Working in tandem with these organizations, The Journey Home Project is making a difference in the lives of American patriots.

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LACY J. DALTON REHABILITATES

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – One of the biggest hits from Country singer Lacy J. Dalton was 1981’s “Everybody Makes Mistakes.” The singer knows that a slip-up in life shouldn’t be the final straw – that true survivors know how to pick themselves back up again. Dalton is bringing that message to inmates at High Desert State Prison in Susanville, California. Each year, from September to June, Dalton – whose other hits include “16th Avenue” and “Black Coffee” – and her band leader, Dale Poune teach songwriting, beginning and advanced guitar, as well as rap to students who are serving sentences at the institution.

The program, which is titled Arts In Connections, will soon be having its’ annual ceremony, which will include a private performance for select prison officials and Warden Spearman. The classes are supported by the William James Association, a national non-profit organization that was founded in Dalton’s hometown of Santa Cruz, whose mission is to promote work service in the arts, environment, education, as well as community development. The WJA Prison Arts Project, in partnership with the California Lawyers for the Arts, is undertaking a $65,000 arts-in-corrections initiative testing the benefits of arts programs for incarcerated persons. It has been launched at several state prisons with funding support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council, and several private foundations.

“Our goal is to help our students through teaching them about copyrighting their material, as well as potentially helping them to get their work heard by music business professionals.” One might be thinking the songs that are penned reflect the musical style of a Merle Haggard, given the fact that the singer was once imprisoned at San Quentin. However, she says that the musical styles are vastly different – though no less creative. “Much of what has been written in the past two years that we have established the program is far away from Country Music,” says Dalton. “But it is no less relevant to today’s times – and what they have gone through. I definitely plan on reaching out to the songwriting community in Nashville to help gain their input on the work that is being done at High Desert.”

Participating in the program, Dalton says, has helped to give those imprisoned a sense of purpose – one that will help integrate them back into society when their sentences are completed. “For these people, being able to show that they can make a positive out of a negative situation as they have done is very meaningful. It’s a chance for them to work together, through composing lyrics and poetry collectively with each other. They have made their mistakes, and are paying the price for what they have done. But, it doesn’t have to end there. It shouldn’t end there. An act that they may have committed very young in life – as many of them have – shouldn’t have to define their futures. I believe that each of them has the chance to be rehabilitated, and to make a worthwhile contribution to society, and re-establish their lives.”

For more information about the William James Association, go to www.WilliamJamesAssociation.org.

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Kenny Rogers to Appear on RFD-TV

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Three-time Grammy winner Kenny Rogers will appear on RFD-TV’s RURAL AMERICA LIVE to discuss his life, legacy, current final world tour, “The Gambler’s Last Deal” and plans for the future. Known for his instantly identifiable raspy vocals and an extraordinary ability to vividly inhabit each song he performs, Rogers has enjoyed great success during his storied career of nearly six decades with over 120 million albums sold and 24 Number One hits. He recently sat down with RFD-TV anchor Christina Loren to tape the one hour special.

“I really enjoyed sitting down with Christina for a great conversation,” said Kenny Rogers. “She was very thoughtful in her questions. In looking back over my career as I prepare to retire from the road, it was fun for me to relive some of the moments brought up in the interview that I don’t think about all that often. I can’t thank the fans enough for all of their support. It’s allowed me to do what I love all of these years.”

“Before the cameras started rolling Kenny let me know that no subject was off-limits. As the story of his remarkable life unfolds, he fearlessly opens up about his greatest moments along with moments of weakness,” said RFD-TV anchor, Christina Loren. “I think that viewers will get a better picture of Kenny Rogers from this interview than ever before as he honestly recaps his legendary career from start to finish.”

Kenny Rogers is a legendary music icon; one of the elite few who is instantly recognized around the world. A groundbreaking recording artist, distinctive vocalist and consummate entertainer, Rogers has played to millions of fans around the globe and has charted a record in each of the last seven decades. The first country artist to consistently sell out arenas, Rogers was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2013. He also enjoyed incredible crossover success — his 28 Billboard Adult Contemporary Top 10’s is sixth-best all-time, and fourth-best among men, trailing only Elton John, Neil Diamond, and Elvis Presley. Rogers’ smash hit, “The Gambler,” became a TV movie, starring Rogers himself in the title role as Brady Hawkes. The movie spawned four follow-ups, making it the longest running miniseries franchise on television and launched a second career for Rogers as an actor on television and film.

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About Rural Media Group, Inc. (RMG):
Rural Media Group, Inc. is the world’s leading provider of multimedia content dedicated to the rural and Western lifestyle. With a mission of reconnecting “city with country,” RMG is the parent company of RFD-TV, RURAL RADIO, The Cowboy Channel, and RFD-TV The Magazine. RMG networks are distributed to more than 100 million homes worldwide by DBS, telco and cable systems including DISH Network, DIRECTV®, Comcast, AT&T U-Verse, Mediacom, Charter Spectrum, Suddenlink, Cox, and more than 600 independent rural cable systems. Corporate headquarters and broadcast operations are in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Vincent and Singletary Featured on The Boot, Rolling Stone Country

NASHVILLE, TENN. – The wait is over as Rhonda Vincent and Daryle Singletary release their brand new duet album American Grandstand. The album includes 12 traditional country songs, combining classic duets, along with never before heard all-original music. This must-have album is released via Upper Management Music, and fans can purchase American Grandstand HERE.

Both artists have continued to generate buzz with American Grandstand, recently securing features on The Boot, Music City Roots, Nashville Sports & Entertainment Magazine, Nashville Country Club, Sounds Like Nashville, Roughstock, Nashville Access and more. Vincent will also appear on Heartland TV’s “Bluegrass Ridge,” where she will be the guest host for 4 consecutive weeks, beginning the week of July 10. Throughout each episode, she will share some of her most career-defining moments, and what led her to the latest venture. Vincent and Singletary are also giving fans an inside glimpse of tracks from the latest album with exclusive videos featured on The Country Note, The Daily Country, Roughstock, Nashville Country Club, Lovin’ Lyrics and more.

Fans got the first taste of American Grandstand with the lead single, “One.” The dynamic pair originally performed the song together in 2016 at the legendary Grand Ole Opry, which ultimately led them to record the song, originally made famous by country icons George Jones and Tammy Wynette. Each track includes their unique spin with their feel-good, distinctive vocals.

In addition to upcoming tour dates together, fans were treated to multiple performances as both artists teamed up for CMA Music Fest in Nashville, which was included in Rolling Stone Country’s 20 Best Free Concerts. Fans can catch Vincent, who the Wall Street Journal dubbed “The New Queen of Bluegrass,” at festivals and venues throughout North America, while fans in central Europe will get a chance to catch the most award winning band in bluegrass music, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, when they return in September (see dates below).

American Grandstand Track Listing:
1. Above and Beyond
2. One
3. After The Fire Is Gone
4. American Grandstand
5. Slowly But Surely
6. As We Kiss Our World Goodbye
7. Can’t Live Life
8. Golden Ring
9. We Must Have Been Out of Our Minds
10. Louisiana Woman Mississippi Man
11. A Picture of Me Without You
12. Up This Hill and Down

Rhonda Vincent On Tour:
July 07 Murfreesboro, Tenn. – Uncle Dave Macon Days
July 08 Centre Hall, Pa. – Remington Ryde Festival
July 09 Woodbine, Md. – Jennings Chapel United Methodist Outdoor Worship Center
July 15-16 Colby, Ks. – Pickin’ on the Plains Bluegrass Festival
July 19 Sheridan, Wyo. – Whitney Center for the Arts
July 20 Livingston, Mt. – Music Ranch Montana
July 22-23 Darrington, Wash. – Darrington Bluegrass Festival
July 27 Hiawassee, Ga. – Georgia Mountain Fair
Aug. 03-04 Thornton, N.H. – Pemi Valley Festival
Aug. 05 Milan, Mich. – Milan Bluegrass Festival
Aug. 11 Hebron, Conn. – Podunk Bluegrass Festival
Aug. 17 Marion, N.C. – North Carolina Bluegrass Festival
Aug. 18 Gettysburg, Pa. – Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival
Aug. 23 Rhonda Filming
Aug. 25 Keene, Ontario, Canada – Greenbridge Celtic Folk Festival
Aug. 26 Washington, Pa. – Wild Things Park
Sept. 02 Fort Fairfield, Maine – County Bluegrass
Sept. 06 Prague, Czech Republic
Sept. 8-9 Gstaad, Switzerland – Country Night Gstaad
Sept. 14 Kodak, Tenn. – Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival
Sept. 15 Conway, Mo. – Starvy Creek Bluegrass Festival
Sept. 16-17 Flagstaff, Ariz. – Pickin’ in the Pines
Sept. 23 Vine Grove, Ky. – Vine Grove Bluegrass Music Festival
Sept. 30 Hartselle, Ala. – Hartselle High School Auditorium
Oct. 19 Breman, Ga. – Milltown Music Hall with Daryle Singletary