MICKEY GILLEY HONORED WITH CALGARY WHITE HAT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 4, 2018) – Legendary country music artist Mickey Gilley was presented the Calgary White Hat Saturday night at the Deerfoot Inn & Casino in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

“It was a great honor receiving the White Hat in Calgary, just about like when I got the star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, it was awesome!” said Gilley.

The Calgary White Hat recognizes the recipient as an honorary citizen of Calgary and is a symbol of friendship and hospitality that has been bestowed upon celebrities and government officials alike since 1948. Other notable recipients include former U.S. Presidents Clinton and Bush, the Dalai Lama, Oprah and the Rolling Stones. 

“It is a distinction given to visiting dignitaries as an Official City Welcome, making our guests Honorary Calgary citizens,” said Kevin Hendrickson of the Calgary Stampede Promotional Committee. “Mr. Gilley was chosen for his lifelong work in the country music industry. We wanted to extend our respect and the lifelong work that he has brought to country music.”

Mickey Gilley is currently traveling and performing both solo and together with Johnny Lee on their “Urban Cowboy Reunion Tour.” The tour kicked off earlier this year and the two have been playing to sold out crowds all over the country. 

About Mickey Gilley
Country music artist Mickey Gilley has been wowing fans with his haunting sound of Louisiana rhythm and blues since 1957. The Mississippi native grew up with his two famous cousins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Jimmy Swaggart, surrounded by the influence of music. Gilley made his chart-topping debut with his song “Is It Wrong For Loving You,” in which Kenny Rogers played the guitar. After moving to Pasadena, Texas, in 1971, he opened his world famous honky-tonk nightclub, Gilley’s. He continued to show chart success with hits like “City Lights” and “Don’t The Girls All Get Prettier at Closing Time,” both of which reached number one on the Billboard Country chart. In 1980, Gilley appeared in the film “Urban Cowboy” alongside John Travolta and Johnny Lee. At age 82, Gilley is still going strong and is currently on the Urban Cowboy Reunion Tour alongside Johnny Lee, playing more than 40 dates across the United States in 2018.

Keep up with Mickey on FacebookTwitter, or visit his website at gilleys.com.

NAOMI JUDD’S ‘RIVER OF TIME’ SOARS TO NO. 1 AMAZON BEST SELLER IN COUNTRY MUSIC

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country music icon and New York Times Best Selling author Naomi Judd is on top again with the No. 1 best-selling book in the country, according to Amazon’s Best Sellers in Country Music. Following national television appearances on CBS’ The Talk and Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family, “River of Time: My Descent Into Depression and How I Emerged With Hope” ascends to the top of Amazon’s Best Sellers. CLICK HERE to purchase.

Naomi is also bringing her energetic flare to the April issue of First For Women as she opens up about the wellness strategies that keep her looking and feeling her absolute best. She also shares common sense beauty tips and the advice Oprah Winfrey gave her years ago that’s even more relevant today.

This summer the country music icon will return to the ball field for the City of Hope 28th Annual Celebrity Softball Game in Nashville, Tenn. Naomi participated in the game in the late 80s and early 90s and is dusting off her glove to return as a play-by-play Guest Announcer Saturday, June 9CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

Be sure to follow Naomi Judd on Facebook and Instagram 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.​ Naomi​ ​focused​ ​on​ ​her​ ​health,​ ​beating​ ​the​ ​disease, writing​ ​several​ ​New​ ​York​ ​Times​ ​best-selling​ ​books​ ​and​ ​becoming​ ​a​ ​popular​ ​motivational speaker. This fall, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will explore the lives and careers of the GRAMMY®-winning mother-daughter duo with an exhibit opening Aug. 10, 2018. For more information, follow Naomi Judd on Facebook and Instagram or visit NaomiJudd.com.

RICKY SKAGGS ANNOUNCED AS 2018 COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE

Nashville, Tenn. (March 27, 2018) — This fall, a bronze plaque depicting 15-time GRAMMY® Award-winning singer and musician Ricky Skaggswill be added to the Rotunda wall at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum in Nashville. At a CMA-hosted press conference held this morning at the famed institution,Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwoodannounced Skaggs as one of three inductees for the Country Music Hall of Fame Class of 2018.
Later this year, Skaggs will be inducted in the “Modern Era Artist” category, along with the late Dottie West in the “Veterans Era Artist” category and the late Johnny Gimblein the “Recording and/or Touring Musician” category.
“I was totally shocked, and I burst into tears when I heard that I was gonna be the newest inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame,” says Skaggs. “When I came to Nashville in 1980, I came to play music and hopefully get a record deal. All of that happened, but I never dreamed that I’d ever be a member of this hallowed Hall. Why me, and why now was going through my mind.”

Formal induction ceremonies for Skaggs, West, and Gimble will take place at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum in the CMA Theater in the fall. Since 2007, the Museum’s Medallion Ceremony, an annual reunion of the Hall of Fame membership, has served as the official rite of induction for new members.
CMA created the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1961 to recognize noteworthy individuals for their outstanding contributions to the format with Country music’s highest honor.
“There are so many others that have inspired me, encouraged me, ones that I’ve truly learned from, and ones that have made such great contributions to Country and Bluegrass music,” notes Skaggs. “I’m humbled and very grateful to soon be listed among my many heroes in this great Country Music Hall of Fame. What an incredible honor. Thank you Jesus, and thank you CMA.”
About Ricky Skaggs
Earning 12 #1 hit singles, 15 GRAMMY® Awards, 13 IBMA Awards, nine ACM Awards, eight CMA Awards (including Entertainer of the Year), two Dove Awards, the ASCAP Founders Award, three honorary Doctorate degrees, inductions into the Musicians Hall of Fame and GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame, the 2013 Artist-In-Residence at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, an Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award in the Instrumentalist category along with countless other awards, Ricky Skaggs is truly a pioneer of Bluegrass and Country music. Since he began playing music more than 50 years ago, Skaggs has released more than 30 albums and has performed thousands of live shows. He started his own record label, Skaggs Family Records, in 1997 and has since released 12 consecutive GRAMMY®-nominated albums. His latest release, Hearts Like Ours, with his wife, celebrated artist Sharon White of The Whites features the couple dueting on handpicked country love songs. And the Grand Ole Opry member has released his first-ever autobiography, “Kentucky Traveler.” The book details the life and times of Skaggs and provides a descriptive history of Country and Bluegrass music, as told by the master himself. In addition to his regular touring schedule with his band, Kentucky Thunder, he has performed a string of dates with his better half Sharon White along with guitar legend Ry Cooder on the critically-acclaimed “Cooder-White-Skaggs” tour and from time to time hits the road with versatile singer/songwriter and pianist Bruce Hornsby on another critically-acclaimed tour, “Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby with Kentucky Thunder.” Most recently, Skaggs has added Country tour dates as he plugs in and plays full shows of his chart-topping hits.

For more information on Ricky Skaggs, visit rickyskaggs.com.

THE OAK RIDGE BOYS NEW ALBUM 17th AVENUE REVIVAL AVAILABLE NOW!!

pecial Vinyl Version of ’17th Avenue Revival’ Available Exclusively At Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Locations

Hall of Famers Set To Appear on Fox & Friends, Good Day NY, Varney & Company, Access Hollywood, PBS’s METRO FOCUS, IMUS in the Morning and more this week!!

“There’s a common thread linking the tracks, and gospel music in general: Humans locating the hope to be transported somewhere better.”​
– Jon Freeman, Rolling Stone Country

“The Oak Ridge Boys have a deep history of gospel singing, and they have no trouble picking up the habit here.”
– Jeff Gage, Rolling Stone

“The set is in fact an “organic” move for the Oaks, whose deep southern gospel music roots–along with early rock ‘n’ roll/R&B energy–have always been the bedrock of their unique country sound.”
– Jim Bessman, Centerline

“An album that shows that, well in their fifth decade of recording and touring together, the ‘Mighty Oaks’ still have plenty of fuel in the creative ignition.”
– Chuck Dauphin, Sounds Like Nashville

“You now have the perfect reason to put down that god-forsaken phone, buy the album…”
– Clay Stevens, American Songwriter

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – With the release of their highly anticipated new album 17th Avenue Revival (March 16, Lightning Rod Records), The Oak Ridge Boys are hitting the Big Apple this week where the quartet will make appearances on Good Day NY, Varney & Company, Access Hollywood, PBS’s METRO FOCUS, Fox & Friends, IMUS in the Morning, SiriusXM, and much more! In addition, Duane Allen, Joe Bonsall, William Lee Golden and Richard Sterban will also make appearances on The 700 Club, DoYouRemember?, Paste, Nashville Insider, RFD-TV, The Big Interview with Dan Rather, Cheddar, LifeMinute, Heartland, Jesus Calling, Southern Living, Fox News Radio, Celeb Secrets, Country Rebel, and Larry’s Country Diner with hit times coming soon!!!

17th Avenue Revival brings The Oak Ridge Boys back to their gospel roots, but with an edge. Under the direction of famed-producer Dave Cobb, the Grand Ole Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame members touched on uncharted territory—and for a long-tenured act like The Oak Ridge Boys, that’s saying something. Somewhat retro, yet new and fresh at the same time, there was no vocal stacking and very few overdubs. For two of the songs, the Boys gathered around one microphone and let the harmonies shine, just as Dave Cobb had planned initially.

Since the start of their highly decorated career, the Oaks have achieved five GRAMMY® Awards, and multiple CMA, ACM and Dove Awards for their crossover brand of pop, country and gospel music that spans multiple generations.

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.

About Lightning Rod Records:
Formed in 2007, Lightning Rod Records is a Nashville-based independent record label. Over the last ten years, Lightning Rod has released albums by acclaimed artists such as James McMurtry, Billy Joe Shaver, Jason Isbell, Amanda Shires, Paul Cauthen, and Joe Pug.

About Thirty Tigers:
Thirty Tigers is a music marketing, management, distribution, and publishing company based in Nashville, Tennessee. Thirty Tigers Distribution has served as a label infrastructure for a vast client base including The Avett Brothers, Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, Chase Rice, Lucinda Williams, Ryan Bingham, Patty Griffin, St. Paul and The Broken Bones, Trampled By Turtles, and many others in their 15 years of working with Sony/RED Distribution, now The Orchard.

DARYLE SINGLETARY KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TRIBUTE SHOW SET FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 27 AT NASHVILLE’S RYMAN AUDITORIUM

Nashville, Tenn. (March 15, 2018) — In remembrance of the late Daryle Singletary, a special tribute concert will be held on TuesdayMarch 27 atNashville‘s historic Ryman Auditoriumstarting at 7:00 p.m. The Daryle Singletary Keepin’ It Country Tribute Show is free and open to the public, inviting family, friends, fans, and music industry colleagues to celebrate the life and career of the traditional country artist.
Those slated to perform include Darryl WorleyRhonda VincentChris Young, Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson,Jeff and Sheri Easter, Andy Griggs,Ben Hayslip, Jamey Johnson, Alison Krauss, Mo Pitney, Pete SchlegelJosh Turner, and Curtis Wright. The event will be hosted by 650AM WSM‘s Eddie Stubbs.
“It is a huge honor to be asked to sing at Daryle’s tribute,” says Worley. “I can only hope that it will bring some comfort to the family to honor him and his memory with this gathering.”
Singletary passed away Monday, February 12, 2018, at his home in Lebanon, Tennessee. He was 46.
About Daryle Singletary
Daryle Bruce Singletary was born on March 10, 1971, in Cairo, Georgia. He earned notoriety for his authentic country style with such hits as “I Let Her Lie,” “Too Much Fun,” “Amen Kind of Love” and “The Note.” On past albums, some of the greatest talents of country music lined up to sing with him including, the late George Jones and Johnny Paycheck, Dwight Yoakam, Merle Haggard, Ricky Skaggs, John Anderson, and Rhonda Vincent. His musical integrity led him through years of celebrating the traditional country music style that he loved so much.

SHENANDOAH TO APPEAR ON AOL BUILD, GOOD DAY NEW YORK, OPRY CITY STAGE, FOX BUSINESS VARNEY & CO., FOX NEWS RADIO, CELEBRITY PAGE, LIFEMINUTE, DO YOU REMEMBER AND MORE!

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – It’s been more than 20 years since Shenandoah released new music to country radio and, for the first time, they’re heading to New York to promote their new album, RELOADED! They’ll appear on AOL Build, Good Day New York, Fox Business’ Varney & Co., Fox News Radio, Celebrity Page, Lifeminute, Do You Remember and make a special appearance at Opry City Stage, which will be their first performance ever in New York City!

Shenandoah’s frontman Marty Raybon and founding member Mike McGuire are RELOADED on their new record released by BMG, which includes 9 of their iconic hits recorded LIVE last year on tour, along with 3 brand new songs produced by Jay DeMarcus. CLICK HEREto pre-order RELOADED (available everywhere March 16).

Monday, March 12
Varney & Co.
11:00 a.m. EST
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Do You Remember
2:00 p.m. EST
Facebook LIVE
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Opry City Stage
8:00 p.m. EST
Click here for more information

Tuesday, March 13
Good Day New York
7-10:00 a.m. EST
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AOL Build
5:00 p.m. EST
Click here to watch

The GRAMMY®, CMA and ACM-winning group will also appear or be featured in Parade, Cowboys and Indians Magazine, The Tennessean, Today’s Christian Living, Washington Post, Sports and Entertainment Nashville, The Boot, PopCulture.Country, Jesus Calling, Rock and Review, Country Gold with Terri Clark, Racing Classic Country, Boot Scootin’ 90s, Audio Driver’s Magazine, The Country Note, Nashville Country Club, New Music Nashville, The Dana Williams Show, Classic Country Jamboree, The Justin Reed Show, Music Update Central, Pure American Country, Power Country, Collin Raye’s Rewind Country and MORE!

Shenandoah will celebrate RELOADED, along with several surprise guest performances, during an album release party March 20 at City Winery in Nashville. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

RELOADED TRACK LISTING:
1. Next To You, Next To Me (LIVE)
2. If Bubba Can Dance, I Can Too (LIVE)
3. The Moon Over Georgia (LIVE)
4. Mama Knows (LIVE)
5. Sunday In The South (LIVE)
6. I Want To Be Loved Like That (LIVE)
7. Ghost In The House (LIVE)
8. Two Dozen Roses (LIVE)
9. The Church On Cumberland Road (LIVE)
10. Noise
11. That’s Where I Grew Up
12. Little Bit of Livin

Shenandoah continues captivating audiences nationwide with their high-energy show and new single “NOISE,” which is currently No. 33 in the nation on the Music Row Radio Chart. Over the last 30 years, the band has recorded 9 studio albums, 13 No. 1 records and charted 26 singles on the Billboard country charts. Their No. 1 hits include “Two Dozen Roses,” “Church on Cumberland Road,” “Next to You, Next to Me,” “I Want to be Loved Like That,” “Sunday In The South,” “Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart” and many more.

For more information, visit ShenandoahBand.comor follow them on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

SHENANDOAH 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR:
March 16 Grand Ole Opry – Nashville, Tenn.
March 22 Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre – New Braunfels, Texas
March 23 Municipal Auditorium – Greenville, Texas
March 24 Sugar Creek Casino Hinton, Okla.
April 06 City Stage – Lynn Haven, Fla.
April 12 Pigeon Forge, Tenn. – Dollywood
April 13 Railroad Festival – Amory, Miss.
April 14 Swisher Hospital Fundraiser – Tulia, Texas
April 20 Ho Chunk Casino – Black River Falls, Wisc.
April 21 New Barn Convention Center – Winchester, Ohio
April 28 – Boots & Badges Fundraiser – Lubbock, Texas
May  04 Gilley’s Choctaw Casino – Polola, Okla.
May 12 Niswonger PAC – Greenville, Tenn.
May 11 The Stage at Center Star – Bossier City, La.
May 18  Camp Douglas Armed Forces – Camp Douglas, Wisc.
May 26 City of Grafton Celebration – Grafton, W.V.
June 02 Leon County Expo Center – Buffalo, Texas
June 09 Downtown Carlsbad – Carlsbad, N.M.
June 16  Cameron Elks Lodge’ Fundraiser – Cameron, Mo.
June 17 Porterfield Country Music Festival – Marinette, Wisc.
June 22  Rockbox Theater – Fredericksburg, Texas
June 23 – Texas Opry Theater – Weatherford, Texas
June 30 Tolchester Marina – Chestertown, Md.
July 07 The Smiling Goat Saloon – Zanesville, Ohio
July 14 Moonshine Ranch – Ranger, Texas
July 27 Heritage Park Music On Main – Denison, Texas
July 28 Dundy County Fair – Benkelman, Neb.
August 01 Gallia County Fair – Gallipolis, Ohio
August 22 Grange Fair – Centre Hall, Pa.
August 25 Tivoli Theatre – Chattanooga, Tenn.
Sept. 01 Loretta Lynn Ranch – Hurricane Mills, Tenn.
Sept. 08 The Coyote Store – Gail, Texas
Oct. 05 Come And Take It Celebration – Gonzales, Texas
Oct. 11 The Ritz Theatre – Greenville, Ala.
Oct. 19 Country Tonite Theatre – Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
Nov. 08 Center for Rural Development – Somerset, Ky.
Nov. 24 The Caverns – Pelham, Tenn.
(more dates to be announced soon)

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ABOUT SHENANDOAH:
GRAMMY®, CMA and ACM-winning hitmakers Shenandoah are celebrating 30 years of chart-topping hits as the group gears up for new music and non-stop touring in 2018. Fueled by Marty Raybon’s distinctive vocals and the band’s skilled musicianship, Shenandoah became well known for delivering such hits as “Two Dozen Roses”, “Church on Cumberland Road” and “Next to You, Next to Me” as well as such achingly beautiful classics as “I Want to be Loved Like That” and the Grammy winning “Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart” duet with Alison Krauss. Today that legacy continues as original members Raybon and Mike McGuire reunite to launch a new chapter in Shenandoah’s storied career. Raybon and McGuire formed the band in 1984 in Muscle Shoals, Alabama with bassist Ralph Ezell, keyboardist Stan Thorn and guitarist Jim Seales. Shenandoah inked a deal with the legendary label and began establishing a national fan base with their self-titled debut in 1987. However, it was the band’s sophomore effort, The Road Not Taken, that spawned their first top ten hits—“She Doesn’t Cry Anymore” and “Mama Knows.” Shenandoah followed with three consecutive No. 1 hits—“Church on Cumberland Road,” “Sunday in the South” and “Two Dozen Roses.” “The Church on Cumberland Road” spent two weeks at the top of the chart and made country music history as it marked the first time that a country band’s first No. 1 single spent more than one week at the summit. It also helped propel sales of the album to more than half a million units thus giving Shenandoah their first gold album. Shenandoah became known for delivering songs that celebrated the importance of faith and family while reveling in the joys of small town life. “Next to You, Next to Me” topped the charts for three weeks and “Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart,” a beautiful duet with Alison Krauss, won a Country Music Association Award for Vocal Event of the year and a Grammy for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. Shenandoah also won the Academy of Country Music’s Vocal Group of the Year in 1991. Shenandoah recorded nine studio albums and placed 26 singles on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart.

BMI PRESENTS SONNY LeMAIRE AND J.P. PENNINGTON OF EXILE WITH MILLION AIRPLAY AWARDS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 6, 2018) – BMI executives Jody Williams and David Preston  presented seven ‘Million-Air Awards’ to Sonny LeMaireand J.P. Pennington of Exile, in recognition of the success of major songs penned by the two writers and long-time band members. The awards totaled 11 million broadcast performances (radio spins) between four songs; “The Closer You Get,” “She’s A Miracle,” “Give Me One More Chance,” and “Beautiful Mess.”

A Million-Air Award is given to songwriters, composers, and publishers whose songs accumulate over one million U.S. broadcast performances. The acknowledgement is a mark of praise.

The songs recognized were:

J.P. Pennington
The Closer You Get performed by Alabama –  4 Million Broadcast Performances
She’s A Miracle performed by Exile – 2 Million Broadcast Performances
Give Me One More Chance  performed by Exile- 1 Million Broadcast Performances

Sonny LeMaire
Beautiful Mess performed by Diamond Rio – 4 Million Broadcast Performances
Give Me One More Chance performed by Exile – 1 Million Broadcast Performances
She’s A Miracle performed by Exile – 2 Million Broadcast Performances

Monkey C Music (Sonny LeMaire)
Beautiful Mess performed by Diamond Rio – 4 Million

Crossover hit-making band, Exile, is celebrating a distinguished career of 55 years as the longest running American self-contained band and has sold over 8 million records, including three Gold records and eleven number one hit songs, along with numerous hits on the pop and country charts. They are known for major hits including “Kiss You All Over,” “Give Me One More Chance,” and “I Don’t Want to Be a Memory,” to name a few. Exile music is available on all digital platforms here.

About Exile
Exile formed in 1963 looking to play small clubs in Richmond, Kentucky, but managed to top both the pop and country charts during their over 55 year-long career. Their most successful hit, “Kiss You All Over” spent four weeks at the top of Billboard’s pop chart in 1978. In the early 1980’s Exile started to focus on country music. During their run on the country charts Exile has successfully had ten No. 1 singles including “I Don’t Want To Be A Memory” and “Give Me One More Chance.” They have toured with acts including Aerosmith, Fleetwood Mac, The Oak Ridge Boys, Kenny Rogers and The Judds. The 5 original Exile members re-formed in 2008 and continue to tour today. Current members of the band include J.P. Pennington, Les Taylor, Sonny LeMaire, Marlon Hargis and Steve Goetzman. 2018 celebrates 55 years for the band and 40th anniversary of the hit song “Kiss You All Over.” For more information, visit www.exile.biz.

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NAOMI JUDD AND THE SCOTT BROTHERS JOIN CITY OF HOPE 28TH ANNUAL CELEBRITY SOFTBALL GAME

Tickets On Sale Now for 28th Annual Game at First Tennessee Park on Saturday, June 9

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country music icon Naomi Judd and The Scott Brothers’ Jonathan and Drew Scott are the first celebrities to sign up for the City of Hope 28th Annual Celebrity Softball Game. The event returns to First Tennessee Park on Saturday, June 9CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

Naomi Judd, who participated in the game in the late 80s and early 90s, is dusting off her glove and returning as a play-by-play Guest Announcer. Additional legendary artists will be announced soon.

“I may not be on the mound this time around, but I wanted to take a swing at cancer by being part of the game as one of the announcers! City of Hope is an incredible institution, so I’m honored to have a role in the event. I’m looking forward to seeing all the fans!” Naomi Judd said.

The Scott Brothers are warming up for some sibling rivalry! “The City of Hope Celebrity Softball game is always great fun and for a really good cause. Can’t wait to play again this year,” says Drew. Jonathan adds, “It’s like a family reunion of the most giving people in the biz. I’m practicing my swing already with sledgehammers on Property Brothers.”

Additional artists will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information, visit cityofhope.org/softball or follow City of Hope on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

ABOUT CITY OF HOPE:
City of Hope is an independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as one of only 49 comprehensive cancer centers, the highest recognition bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, with research and treatment protocols that advance care throughout the world. City of Hope is located in Duarte, California, just northeast of Los Angeles, with clinical practice sites
throughout southern California. It is ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” in cancer by U.S. News & World Report. For more information, visit cityofhope.org.

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.​ Naomi​ ​focused​ ​on​ ​her​ ​health,​ ​beating​ ​the​ ​disease, writing​ ​several​ ​New​ ​York​ ​Times​ ​best-selling​ ​books​ ​and​ ​becoming​ ​a​ ​popular​ ​motivational speaker. This fall, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will explore the lives and careers of the GRAMMY®-winning mother-daughter duo with an exhibit opening Aug. 10, 2018. For more information, follow Naomi Judd on Facebook and Instagram or visit NaomiJudd.com.

ABOUT DREW AND JONATHAN SCOTT:
Multi-faceted entrepreneurs, authors and twin television personalities, Jonathan and Drew Scott are co-founders of Scott Brothers Global, which includes Scott Brothers Entertainment and Scott Living. With offices in both the U.S. and Canada, Scott Brothers Entertainment produces award-winning and engaging content in all genres for TV, film and digital platforms. Scott Living, their rapid expanding collection of home goods including indoor furniture, décor, textiles and bedding, is available at a variety of North American retailers including Amazon, QVC and Lowe’s. The Scott brothers are hosts of multiple top-rated HGTV series including the Emmy-nominated Property BrothersBrother vs. Brother and Property Brothers at Home, among others. Their shows are enjoyed by millions of viewers in over 150 countries and their books, Dream Home and It Takes Two: Our Story, are New York Times and Wall Street Journal best sellers. In 2017, the brothers were named Habitat Humanitarians, the highest recognition offered by Habitat for Humanity. For more information about Scott Brothers Global, please visit thescottbrothers.comsbentertainment.com or scottlivinghome.com.

RESTLESS HEART ANNOUNCES “35TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR”

Legendary Country Group Unveils First Round of Live Concert Dates
in Celebration of Career Milestone
Nashville, Tenn. (January 19, 2018) — Legendary country music group Restless Heart has announced the first round of live concert dates for its “35th Anniversary Tour,” a year-long celebration that will take the band across the country performing the hit songs that launched them into stardom more than three decades ago. Over a dozen of performances have been announced with stops in Texas, Florida, Tennessee, Georgia, and Kentucky, with more to come.
“35 years… far more than we could have ever imagined or hoped for, and still an absolute privilege to share the stage with all of our original members,” says Restless Heart’s Dave Innis. “That is something to be grateful for and it’s in thanks to all our amazing fans, old and new, who have become friends and family to us throughout the years.”
Larry Stewart, the band’s lead singer, adds, “I’m so honored to hit the stage with my original bandmates every night, and I believe we’re as good as we’ve ever been. To see our fans continue to support us and to see so many new fans attend our shows, it’s humbling. Thank you to our RH family for remaining loyal fans!”
John DittrichGreg JenningsPaul Gregg, Stewart, and Innis, the five original men who make up Restless Heart, have enjoyed one of the most successful group careers in country music history. The band has placed over 25 singles on the charts with six consecutive #1 hits, four of their albums have been certified Gold by the RIAA and they have won a wide range of awards from many organizations including the Academy of Country Music’s “Top Vocal Group.”
Restless Heart “35th Anniversary Tour” Schedule:
Jan 27 – Nashville, TN – Grand Ole Opry
Feb 10 – Waco, TX – Karem Shriner Hall
Feb 17 – Punta Gorda, FL – Downtown Hoedown
Feb 24 – Bowie, TX – Bowie Community Center
March 24 – Manistee, MI – Little River Casino Resort
April 12 – Pigeon Forge, TN – Dollywood Showstreet Palace Theater
April 13 – Hopewell, VA – The Beacon Theatre
May 5 – San Angelo, TX – House of FiFi DuBois
June 16 – Bremen, GA – Mill Town Music Hall
July 3 – Campbellsville, KY – Campbellsville Fourth of July
July 7 – Norman, OK – Riverwind Casino
July 28 – Rural Retreat, VA – Rural Retreat
Sept 8 – Arenzville, IL – Burgoo Festival
Oct 19 – Pigeon Forge, TN – Country Tonite Theatre
Additional tour dates will be announced via the band’s website in the coming weeks. For more information on Restless Heart, visit restlessheartband.com.