MADAME TUSSAUDS NASHVILLE UNVEILS LIFE-LIKE WAX FIGURE HONORING RANDY TRAVIS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (December 1, 2017) – Madame Tussauds, the world-renowned wax attraction that opened its Nashville location in April, officially revealed their newly minted Randy Travis wax igure on December 1st during a special event honoring the country legend. Photos from the reveal are available via Dropbox.

To capture the Country Music Hall of Fame member’s likeness, Travis underwent a “sitting” with Madame Tussauds studio artists in Nashville. The research team took more than 300 measurements while Travis himself donated personal items of clothing to create a true likeness.

The figure is dressed in late 1990’s style featuring a suede embroidered jacket, jeans Travis donated himself and a 1991 Gibson J-185 guitar.

“I have been excitedly waiting to see the figure in person,” said Travis. “The Madame Tussauds team did a fantastic job capturing my likeness and I can’t wait for my fans to stop by the attraction to see it for themselves.”

After 40 years of dedication and influence in the country music genre, Travis’ legacy will be immortalized by the figure on display at Madame Tussauds Nashville.  Randy’s wax figure will be the 50th figure in the attraction and the last one introduced for 2017.

Each Madame Tussauds figure is truly a work of art, involving teams of professional artists and sculptors who spend months on extensive research and take more than 300 measurements to recreate world-famous icons, to achieve the kind of astonishing realism that has been at the heart of the 250-year Madame Tussauds legacy.

With a completely different concept, the attraction in Nashville is the company’s first offering in the U.S. that focuses solely on music icons that have shaped America’s musical landscape. Guests are encouraged to have fun with the famous stars from musical genres such as Country, Rock n Roll, Jazz, Blues and Pop.

Additional figures hitting the stage at Madame Tussauds Nashville include Beyoncé, Billie Holiday, Blake Shelton, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Carl Perkins, Carrie Underwood, Darius Rucker, Diana Ross, Ella Fitzgerald, Elvis Presley, George Jones, George Strait, Hank Williams, Jason Aldean, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Keith Urban, Kenny Rogers, Kid Rock, Little Jimmy Dickens, Louis Armstrong, Luke Bryan, Miley Cyrus, Minnie Pearl, Muddy Waters, Patsy Cline, Rayna Jaymes & Deacon Claybourne, Reba McEntire, Rihanna, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, and Waylon Jennings.

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About Madame Tussauds Nashville
Madame Tussauds Nashville attraction is a new interactive wax experience where guests have the unique opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the world’s biggest musical icons. Built to honor Music City and its deep roots into America’s history, Madame Tussauds will host visitors from across the globe as they enjoy a historical walk through America’s musical past and present with vivid scenes supporting the colorful cast of figures. Conveniently located within Opry Mills Mall across the street from the Grand Ole Opry.

Visit www.madametussauds.com/nashville or the attraction’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/mademetussaudsnashville for more information.

About Merlin Entertainments plc
Merlin Entertainments plc is a global leader in location based, family entertainment. As Europe’s Number 1 and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates over 100 attractions, 13 hotels and 5 holiday villages in 24 countries and across 4 continents. The company aims to deliver memorable experiences to its more than 60 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its c.27,000 employees (peak season). Visit www.merlinentertainments.biz for more information.

About Randy Travis
With lifetime sales in excess of 25 million, Randy Travis is one of the biggest multi-genre record sellers of all time and a recent inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame class of 2016. His honors include seven Grammy Awards, 10 Academy of Country Music statuettes, 10 American Music Awards, two People’s Choice awards, seven Music City News awards, eight Dove Awards from the Gospel Music Association and five Country Music Association honors. In addition, three of his performances earned CMA Song of the Year honors, “On the Other Hand” (1986), “Forever and Ever Amen” (1987) and “Three Wooden Crosses” (2002). To date, he has 18 No. 1 singles, 29 top-10 smashes and more than 40 appearances in feature films and television shows to his credit. Ten of his albums are Gold Records. Eight are Platinum. Two have gone Double Platinum. One is Triple Platinum and another is Quintuple Platinum. In 2004, Randy was honored with his own star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is honored on the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville, TN. He has been a member of the cast of the Grand Ole Opry since 1986. Since his near fatal stroke in 2013, with the help of his wife Mary and rigorous physical therapy, Randy continues to make improvements in his speaking, walking, and yes, singing.

For more information please visit randytravis.com.

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.

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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