John Michael Montgomery, Baillie & the Boys, Tommy Roe and Mark Wills to Appear on “Ray Stevens CabaRay Nashville”

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Webster PR’s roster of John Michael Montgomery, Baillie & the Boys, Tommy Roe and Mark Wills will appear and perform on upcoming episodes of “Ray Stevens CabaRay Nashville.” The nationally-syndicated show is now available on Public Television Stations but it airs on different days and at varying times based on each Public Television Networks schedule. Check local listings for air dates and times.

Hosted by Grammy Award-winning country and comedy music legend Ray Stevens, the half-hour weekly TV show spotlights some of pop and country music’s most well-known singers and songwriters.

Summer 2017 Ray Stevens CabaRay Nashville Guest Lineup:
Weekend of Aug 18 – John Michael Montgomery
Weekend of Aug 25 – Baillie & the Boys
Weekend of Sept 1 – Tommy Roe
Weekend of Sept 8 – Mark Wills

ABOUT JOHN MICHAEL MONTGOMERY:
Born into a family of musicians in Central Kentucky, John Michael shot to stardom with his 1992 double-platinum hit album Life’s A Dance. The romantic balladeer has won over the hearts of millions with his chart-topping songs “I Swear,” “Be My Baby Tonight,” “Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident),” “I Love The Way You Love Me,” “If You’ve Got Love,” and the moving tribute to veterans and the members of the armed forces, “Letters From Home.” More than a “tug at the heart stings” hit-maker, through his down-to-earth demeanor and refusal to take himself too seriously, John Michael has created a fan base that has supported him throughout it all — from career highs to trials and tribulations. Over the years, Montgomery has managed to create a storied career, charting 18 Top 10 hits and 15 No. 1s, celebrating two Billboard “Country Songs Of The Year,” and achieving over 18 million albums sold. Along the way he has won four ACM awards, two CMA awards, one AMA award and garnered three GRAMMY Award nominations, placing him among the most successful country acts in history. For more information, please visit www.johnmichael.com.

About Tommy Roe:
Tommy Roe, one of the most influential and foundational figures in popular music and the “Father of Bubblegum Pop,” has had four Gold Records: “Sheila,” “Dizzy,” “Sweet Pea” and “Jam Up and Jelly Tight.” He has also had 4 Billboard top 100 Albums. He is a member of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame, The Iowa Rock and Roll Association Hall of Fame, as well as the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. In his book “From Cabbagetown to Tinseltown,” Roe correlates his journey to Hollywood with the historical events of that time period that were changing and shaping America and, in turn, the music industry. In the spring of 1966 with his release of the smash hit, “Sweet Pea,” spring breakers started to hit the beaches in Florida, and they embraced the new sound that Tommy had created called Bubblegum. However, the media was not as receptive as his fans were to the new genre Roe had created. They began voicing their opinion by malevolently labeling him “The King of Bubblegum.” More recently, Roe scored big with his hits, “Devil’s Soul Pile” and “Memphis Me.” His new music parts ways with his expected style instead showcasing his talent as both a singer and a songwriter. Roe hasn’t let the success of his career stop him from doing what he loves. He continues to write new songs and perform around the globe. For more information and tour dates, or to purchase “From Cabbagetown to Tinseltown,” please visitwww.tommyroe.com.

About Mark Wills:
Mark Wills’ list of accolades is his testament to his career in country music. Known for his smooth tenor voice, he makes each and every song he performs come alive. Wills is a multi-platinum selling country music star with eight top 10 hits to his name including “19 Somethin’,” “Wish You Were Here” and “Don’t Laugh at Me,” — which received nominations for Single, Song and Video of the Year by the Country Music Association, for it’s heartfelt message of tolerance and charity. In 1998, he won the Academy of Country Music’s award for Top New Male Vocalist. In 2002, his single “19 Somethin’” spent six consecutive weeks at No. 1, was Billboard’s top country hit of the year and was the second most-played song of the decade in 2009. Other top 10 smashes include “Places I’ve Never Been,” “I Do (Cherish You),” “She’s In Love,” and “Back At One.” Since 2007, Wills has been a spokesperson for the Children’s Miracle Network. When not in the studio or performing on stage, he enjoys spending his time hunting in the great outdoors. He currently resides in Atlanta, Ga. with his two daughters and wife, Kelly. For information on his upcoming tour dates and new music, please visit www.markwills.com.

About Ray Stevens CabaRay Nashville:
From the heart of Nashville at the legendary funnyman’s Music Row television studio, Ray Stevens CabaRay Nashville spotlights some of pop and country music’s most well-known singers and songwriters. Of course, the show wouldn’t be complete without performances by the show’s iconic host, Ray Stevens. The show features the country and comedy music legend, backed by his ace house band, performing many of his classic hit songs including “Gitarzan,” “The Streak,” “Everything Is Beautiful,” “Mississippi Squirrel Revival” and more. There’s music, humor and insightful conversation that takes the viewer behind-the-scenes and tells the back stories on the hits as well as the artists and the writers who brought them to us, plus a nostalgic special “Juke Box Video” segment features Stevens’ many comedy hits.

Dolly Parton to Release First Children’s Album ‘I Believe In You’ This Fall with Proceeds to Benefit Imagination Library

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – At a press conference today before media reps and their children as special guests, world renowned entertainer Dolly Parton announced the release of I Believe In You, her first album written and recorded for kids and those young at heart. A digital release of the new album on Dolly Records/RCA Nashville will be available September 29, whereas the physical album will street worldwide on October 13. All 14 tracks on I Believe In You were written and performed by Dolly Parton.

“My first album was released 50 years ago and it’s been an amazing 50 years since then. I am very excited that now I’m coming out with my first children’s album in all of those 50 years. I’m proudest of all that all of the proceeds from this CD will go to the Imagination Library,” Dolly said. “It’s been 20 years since the Imagination Library was launched. We’ve seen 100million books get into the hands of children and hopefully there will be many more.”

Since its beginning in 1996 in Dolly’s hometown of Sevierville, Tennessee, the Imagination Library has expanded into four countries serving more than one-million children by providing a brand new, age-appropriate book each month. In North America, every child’s first book is the classic Little Engine that Could.

With children seated around her in front of the fireside living room set that was built for the Smoky Mountains Rise Telethon last December, Dolly Parton revealed her I Believe In You album cover (above) and track listing (below).

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)

Tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 were produced by Tom McBryde and executive produced by Paul T. Couch. Tracks 2, 11, 12, and 13 were produced by Tom Rutledge and Richard Dennison and executive produced by Dolly Parton.

Before and after reading her “Coat Of Many Colors” book, she treated the kids and media to a performance of three songs featured on the new album, “I Believe in You,” “Makin’ Fun Ain’t Funny” and “Brave Little Soldier.” The press conference ended with Dolly answering questions and taking family photos with all the guests.

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.

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TANYA TUCKER RELEASES “FOREVER LOVING YOU” IN MEMORY OF GLEN CAMPBELL

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In recent years, groundbreaking country music icon Tanya Tucker has been quietly writing and recording new music while coping with a wave of emotions surrounding Glen Campbell’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease. While their relationship and breakup made headlines years ago, Tucker channeled her heartfelt feelings for Campbell in a new song titled “Forever Loving You.” A portion of the proceeds from “Forever Loving You” will benefit Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, a non-profit organization which provides programs and services for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers, as well as funds research towards a cure for Alzheimer’s.

Tanya Tucker statement on passing of Glen Campbell:

“I’m just devastated. Absolutely devastated. It’s been so hard these past several years knowing what he’s been going through. My heart just breaks. Glen and I shared some incredible, precious memories together for a long time. There were some ups and downs and, of course, all the downs were played out in the press. We both got past all that. Forgiveness is a wonderful thing. It’s why I’m releasing “Forever Loving You” in memory of Glen and for all of those who are losing or have lost someone they love. I’ll forever love you, Glen.”

Tucker co-wrote “Forever Loving You” with Michael Lynn Rogers and Rusty Crowe, a Tennessee State Senator who co-sponsored the Campbell/Falk Act. The Tennessee law protects communication rights for people who’ve become wards of the state and those who have conservators over their financial and living situations.

Follow Tanya Tucker on TwitterFacebookInstagramYouTube or visit tanyatucker.com.

TANYA TUCKER 2017 TOUR:
Aug. 11 Golden Nugget Biloxi – Biloxi, Miss.
Aug. 12 Golden Nugget Lake Charles – Lake Charles, La.
Aug. 19 Kipawa Countryfest – Kipawa, Que.
Aug. 20 South Mountain Fair – South Mountain, Ont.
Aug. 25 Greenup Cumberland County Fair – Greenup, Ill.
Aug. 26 Secrest Auditorium – Zanesville, Ohio
Aug. 30 Minnesota State Fair – Saint Paul, Minn.
Aug. 31 Minnesota State Fair – Saint Paul, Minn.
Sept. 09 Sugar Creek Casino – Hinton, Okla.
Sept. 15 Rialto Square Theatre – Joliet, Ill.
Sept. 16 Andy Williams Moon River Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Sept. 23 5D Steakhouse & Lounge – Yorktown, Texas
Oct. 06 Billy Bob’s Texas – Fort Worth, Texas
Oct. 07 House Pasture Cattle Company – Concan, Texas
Oct. 22 Festival Grounds – Niceville, Fla.
Dec. 05 Higley Center For The Performing Arts – Gilbert, Ariz.
Dec. 08 Harris Center For The Arts – Folsom, Calif.
Dec. 10 Parker Arts – Parker, Colo.
Dec. 12 Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino – Las Vegas, Nevada
May 05 Mill Town Music Hall – Bremen, Ga. 

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ABOUT TANYA TUCKER:
In 1974, Rolling Stone ran a cover story on Tanya Tucker with the headline that said “You’re Gonna Hear From Me.” Truer words have never been spoken. The country music icon’s sultry voice and vivacious stage presence makes her one of the most admired and respected female vocalists in the country music genre. Tanya’s reign includes 23 Top 40 albums and a string of 56 Top 40 singles, 10 of which reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard charts. Along the way, she has provided some of the biggest country music hits of each decade, including, “Delta Dawn,” “Soon,” “Two Sparrows in a Hurricane,” “It’s a Little Too Late,” “Trouble” and “Texas (When I Die),” just to name a few. Tucker is also the recipient of numerous awards, including two CMAs, two ACMs and three CMT awards. In August 2016, the Academy of Country Music honored Tucker with the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award during the 10th Annual ACM Honors™. All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections and digital downloads have topped 25 million records worldwide. For more information, visit TanyaTucker.com.

Collin Raye Honors Glen Campbell With 2013 Album ‘Still On The Line: The Songs Of Glen Campbell’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In 2013, multi-platinum selling country sensation Collin Raye honored one of his heroes, Glen Campbell, with a tribute album of the Rhinestone Cowboy’s iconic songs. The 12-track album titled, Still On The Line: The Songs of Glen Campbell, was an opportunity for Raye to show his respect and admiration for Campbell. Click here to order Still On The Line: The Songs of Glen Campbell.

Raye released the following statement on Campbell’s passing: “My hero… My Friend… Glen Campbell, is gone. My heart is heavy. A lot of memories… the end to a beautiful era in music. His incredible legacy is what we have now. Thank you, my friend, for always treating me as an equal, though clearly I am not. May God comfort your sweet family, and welcome you into His presence. The Heavenly Band, just got way better. I love you, Glen. Happy Trails.”

STILL ON THE LINE TRACK LISTING:

  1. Galveston
  2. Gentle On My Mind (feat. Ricky Skaggs)
  3. Wichita Lineman
  4. Southern Nights
  5. True Grit
  6. Country Boy (You’ve Got Your Feet In L.A.)
  7. Try A Little Kindness
  8. Dreams Of The Everyday Housewife
  9. By The Time I Get To Phoenix
  10. The Hand That Rocks The Cradle
  11. Rhinestone Cowboy (feat. Billy Dean)
  12. Where’s The Playground Susie

COLLIN RAYE ON TOUR:
Aug. 10 San Juan County Fair – Monticello, Utah
Aug. 11 Club Madrid @ Sunset Station – Henderson, Nev.
Aug. 12 Sevier County Fair – Richfield, Utah
Aug. 15 Rockingham County Fair – Harrisonburg, Va.
Aug. 26 Patty Pallatos Fund Raiser at The Great Frederick Fairgrounds – Frederick, Md.
Aug. 30 Central Wisconsin State Fair – Marshfield, Wis.
Aug. 31 DuQuoin State Fair – DuQuoin, Ill.
Sept. 02 Sweet Corn Festival – Millersport, Ohio
Sept. 09 Clearwater River Casino – Lewiston, Idaho
Sept. 14 Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino – Laughlin, Nev.
Sept. 19 Ashland County Fair – Ashland, Ohio
Sept. 21 Mill Town Music Hall – Bremen, Ga.
Sept. 29 Peppermill Concert Hall – West Wendover, Nev.
Oct. 13 Welk Resort Theater – Branson, Mo.
Oct. 18 City Winery – Breaking the Silence Country Music Night – Nashville, Tenn.
Oct. 21 Knowlton Auditorium – Austin, Minn.
Oct. 22 Mayo Civic Center – Rochester, Minn.
Oct. 23 Potter Auditorium – Chatfield, Minn.
Nov. 03 Coastal Carolina Fair – Ladson, S.C.
Dec. 02 Christmas In Ida Festival – Ida, Mich.
Dec. 16 Stephens Performing Arts Center – Pocatello, Idaho
Jan 20 Sugar Creek Casino – Hinton, Okla.
March 01 Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center – St. Cloud, Minn.
April 10 Grand Ballroom – Salt Lake City
July 20 Franklin County Fair – Hampton, Iowa

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ABOUT COLLIN RAYE:
Collin Raye’s searing ballads and electric performances have been captivating country audiences for more than 25 years. With 16 No. 1 hits, 24 top 10s and ten Male Vocalist Of The Year nominations, Raye has clearly emerged as one of the great voices of our time. The De Queen, Arkansas native rose to fame in 1991 with the timeless number one hit, “Love, Me.” In 1994, his music video for “Little Rock,” led to over 100,000 phone calls to Alcoholics Anonymous from addicts seeking help. “Not That Different,” was a song that pleaded for tolerance, and “I Think About You” (awarded as “Video Of The Year” by the Academy of Country Music in 1997) exposed exploitation of women and children. His latest album projects include His Love Remains, his first inspirational hymns album, as well as Still On The Line, a tribute album to Glen Campbell. In 2014, he released his moving autobiography, “A Voice Undefeated.” He has topped the charts with songs such as “In This Life,” “I Can Still Feel You,” and “That’s My Story.” He is currently performing across the U.S. on The Big 25 Tour. For more information on Collin Raye and upcoming tour dates, visit collinraye.com.

MUSIC STARS REBA MCENTIRE, CHRIS STAPLETON, LADY ANTEBELLUM & WYNONNA JUDD ADDED TO ALL-STAR CONCERT CELEBRATION HONORING KENNY ROGERS

“ALL IN FOR THE GAMBLER:
KENNY ROGERS’ FAREWELL CONCERT CELEBRATION”

TO BE HELD AT NASHVILLE’S BRIDGESTONE ARENA ON OCTOBER 25, 2017

EVENT TO INCLUDE A VERY SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY THE JUDDS

JUST RELEASED: FINAL BLOCK OF TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW

Nashville, Tenn. — Music stars Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton, Lady Antebellum and Wynonna Judd have been added to the momentous lineup for “All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert Celebration,” an all-star concert event taping at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 7PM CT. In addition, The Judds (Wynonna and Naomi Judd) will reunite for an unforgettable performance.

The new additions to the lineup will join previously announced artistsKenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Little Big Town, Alison Krauss, The Flaming Lips, Idina Menzel, Jamey Johnson, and Elle King.

The final block of tickets is now available via Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000, all Ticketmaster locations and the Bridgestone Arena box office. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation and the Kenny Rogers Children’s Center.

This once-in-a-lifetime concert event will honor Kenny Rogers’ historic 60-year career and will feature the final performance together by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton.

“It is a great honor to learn that my friends Reba, Lady Antebellum, Chris Stapleton, Wynonna, and The Judds will be performing at this show,” says Kenny Rogers. “I admire each one of them for the music they create and for the integrity that is always evident in their work. Having them be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime night is going to make things even more exciting for me. I appreciate them doing this, and all of the other artists who will perform, more than they know.”

In a career that has spanned more than six decades, Kenny Rogers has left an indelible mark on the history of American music. His songs have endeared music lovers and touched the lives of millions around the world. Chart-topping hits like “The Gambler, Lady,” “Islands In The Stream,” “Lucille,” “She Believes In Me, and “Through the Years” are just a handful of Kenny Rogers’ songs that continue to inspire new generations of artists and fans alike. Rogers, with twenty-four number-one hits, is a Country Music Hall of Fame member, six-time CMA Awards winner, three-time GRAMMY® Award winner, recipient of the CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013, CMT Artist of a Lifetime Award honoree in 2015 and has been voted the “Favorite Singer of All Time” in a joint poll by readers of bothUSA Today and People.

Blackbird Presents’ Keith Wortman, creator and executive producer of Nashville’s recent highly acclaimed “Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard,” is the creator and executive producer of “All In For The Gambler. GRAMMY® Award Winner Don Was will serve as music director, and preside over a stellar house band backing the performers at this historic concert event taping. Kenny Rogers’ manager, Ken Levitan, also serves as executive producer. The event will be filmed and recorded for multi-platform distribution throughout traditional media (worldwide broadcast, music, and digital).

“Like millions of fans around the world, Kenny Rogers has been the soundtrack of my life. As he finishes out this beautiful victory lap of touring life, I am honored and privileged to create and produce a show celebrating this special artist on this monumental occasion.” says Keith Wortman, CEO of Blackbird Presents.

FOR COMPLETE SHOW DETAILS, VISIT THE OFFICIAL CONCERT WEBSITE:
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About Blackbird Presents:
Blackbird Presents is a global media company that produces premium content via a range of strategies including large-scale concert events and festivals, broadcast series and specials, and music releases featuring major music stars across all genres and demographics.

Blackbird’s recent concerts, broadcast specials and releases include “Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard,” “The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson,” “Imagine: John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert,” “Outlaw: Celebrating The Music of Waylon Jennings,” “I’ll Take You There: Celebrating 75 Years of Mavis Staples,” “The Life and Songs of Emmylou Harris,” “Lynyrd Skynyrd: One More For The Fans,” “The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: Celebrating Mac and His Music,” and “All My Friends: Celebrating The Songs and Voice of Gregg Allman,” the latter of which earned a 2014 GRAMMY® Award nomination for Gregg Allman and Taj Mahal’s awe-inspiring performance of “Statesboro Blues.”

Blackbird Presents is also creator and producer behind the Outlaw Music Festival Tour, in partnership with Willie Nelson; the American Roots Music & Arts Festival, in partnership with Eric Church; and The Last Waltz 40 Tour.

Visit us at www.blackbirdpresents.com

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About Kenny Rogers:
Kenny Rogers began recording in the late 1950s, notching a local hit in the Houston, TX market with “That Crazy Feeling” that resulted in a national TV appearance on “American Bandstand.” After stints with the jazz group the Bobby Doyle Three and folk favorite The New Christy Minstrels, Rogers formed The First Edition in 1967. As the lead singer of the group, Rogers sang on the band’s biggest hits, such as “Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)” and “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town.” The group, who hosted their own syndicated television series, “Rollin'”, stayed together through 1975.

In 1976, Rogers signed a deal in Nashville with United Artists. With the help of producer Larry Butler, Rogers released “Lucille” in early 1977, his first No. 1 hit. The singer would tally many classics through the decade, including “Love Or Something Like It,” “Sweet Music Man,” “The Gambler,” and “Every Time Two Fools Collide,” which he recorded with the late Dottie West. Rogers was named Male Vocalist of the Year by both the CMA and the ACM, being also recognized as Entertainer of the Year by the latter in 1979.

In 1980, Rogers made musical history with his cross-over success of “Lady.” The Lionel Richie composition netted the singer a hit in the Country, Pop, AC, and R&B fields. The album from which the song was pulled, Kenny Rogers‘ Greatest Hits, was certified Diamond for sales of over ten million units. In the 1980s, he stayed on top of the charts with hits like “I Don’t Need You,” “We’ve Got Tonight,” and “Morning Desire,” and sang on the GRAMMY® winning USA For Africa charity single, “We Are The World,” joined by an unprecedented number of music legends. He also established a successful career as an actor – with roles in The Gambler movie series – and as a photographer, with several published books of photos to his credit, including “This Is My Country.”

Rogers has sold over 120 million albums worldwide during his career, making him one of the best-selling male artists of all-time according to the RIAA, with twenty Platinum albums and eleven Gold. He has won awards from every organization imaginable, including multiple GRAMMY® Awards, as well as CMA, ACM, CMT, TNN, Music City News, and American Music Awards. In 2012, Rogers released his successful memoir, “Luck or Something Like It” and became a New York Times Best-Selling Author. In the fall of 2013, Rogers was bestowed with his biggest honor, being inducted as a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. He continues to endear himself to audiences through his timeless music, and appearances on television – including a well-received Geico commercial in 2015.

In the fall of 2015, Kenny Rogers made headlines with the announcement that he would soon embark on a farewell tour – after one of the most successful and iconic careers in the history of show business. The spring of 2016 saw the singer begin that process with his “The Gambler’s Last Deal” Final World Tour, saying goodbye to his loyal legion of fans one city and one night at a time in what has been a critically-acclaimed night of music and memories.

Fellow artists and friends react to the passing of Glen Campbell

“Well Glen Campbell was special because he was so gifted. Glen is one of the greatest voices that ever was in the business, and he was one of the greatest musicians. He was a wonderful session musician as well. A lot of people don’t realize that, but he could play anything. And he could play it really well. So he was just extremely talented. I will always love you, Glen!” – Dolly Parton

Video Here: dropbox.com/s/m8h3zox1j7kotr5/GlenCampbell01_V01R01.mp4?dl=0

“Glen Campbell is such an incredible talent. Glen Campbell filled a niche in American music that very few people have ever reached. He was considered both pop and country, and not just one record or one little phase in his career, but years and years and years of his career. He represented the best of the pop and the best of country, and he went that kind of middle ground. He pulled people in from both sides. It was a great thing for country music, and frankly, for pop music. He was an incredibly talented guitar player. A lot of people have heard Glen Campbell’s brand that don’t even realize it. He was a studio musician in Los Angles for a lot of years and he did a lot of work for a lot of artist we’re very familiar with. He had a great, God-given talent. We’ve seen him host television shows, he plays great guitar, he sings great and he entertains. Glen Campbell was one of the most unique people that has come along in the music business in my lifetime.” – Charlie Daniels

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“It’s always tragic when you hear of a friend passing, but he had to be miserable that last few years of his life. At least he doesn’t have to deal with that anymore. We worked together a lot through the years. In fact, Glen played on almost all First Edition music. He played a dynamic riff on the guitar that was trend setting. I also shot a few of his album covers back in the day and, at the time, I never knew people were paid to do that, but a few weeks later I received a check in the mail that was unexpected and highly received. I’ll never forget that. He was a good friend and it breaks my heart that he’s not here to contribute to music anymore.” – Kenny Rogers

“When I first came to Nashville, Tennessee to join the Oak Ridge Boys in 1973, I wasn’t with the group two weeks before Duane Allen took me to the CMA Awards, my first ever. I rented a tuxedo that looked like a high school prom tuxedo—horrible. That was the best I could do at the time. Glen Campbell came out and sang ‘By the Time I Get To Phoenix,’ and sat on the edge of the stage and sang it. I loved Glen Campbell. I had all of his records up to that point. I could not believe that I was sitting in the Opry House, actually watching Glen Campbell sing. Over the years, we became very good friends.” – Joe Bonsall (The Oak Ridge Boys) [video]

“I think probably, the sweetest time I had with Glen Campbell is when I would be with him, pitching songs to each other. Glen Campbell was one of the great song men I’ve ever met in my life. Glen taught me so much about the importance of finding great songs. When we worked together, which was many times, like in Branson, when we opened up the Palace Theatre. We opened it up together. We would wind up on our bus, playing songs until one night we played so long that he just fell asleep. He just didn’t want to give it up, and he would wake up at the end of the song and say ‘Play another one.’ I’d say, ‘don’t you think we need to go to sleep?’ He’d say ‘Yeah, but I’d just love to hear these new songs.’ We would just keep playing song. One time we were out in the Sparks, Nevada working with Mel Tillis and he said ‘Glen called and he wants us to come over to Tahoe and play some songs.’ So we got in Mel’s plane and flew to Tahoe, and we played songs at Glen’s place, just played songs for each other for about two hours until we were horse. Then we flew back to Sparks, did our shows and Glen did his at Lake Tahoe. Short time ago I went to visit Glen at the home where he was staying and handed him a guitar. He picked it up and strummed it a little bit, gave me a big smile, and it was hard to see a man who looked really healthy, looked really good, still smiled real big, but not be able to communicate like he once did. But I have so many memories of him. And I pray that someday, we’ll find a cure or treatment for Alzheimer’s and those people who need help and that’s my one prayer.” – Duane Allen (The Oak Ridge Boys) [video]

“Glen Campbell was such a huge influence on me. Growing up, I studied his writing, songs and how he was an ‘entertainer’s entertainer.’ Along with Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner, Glen Campbell was one of the first to parlay country music into mainstream television and broaden the entire country music fan base across the globe. Ride on Rhinestone Cowboy. God Bless.” – Billy Ray Cyrus

“As a musician, he was a hero. As an Arkansan, he was a hero. RIP Glen.” – Justin Moore

“Sorry to hear about my good friend Glen. The loss is too big to put into words. He was an incredible voice, incredible musician, incredible friend, movie star and recording artist. We had so much fun together, and sort of grew up together in our music and our careers. There were so many memories that only he and I shared. Glen and I were brothers in every sense of the word. When I hear or see his name, I see the Glen I’ve always known. There will never, ever be another Glen Campbell.” – Roy Clark

“I knew Glen for more than 50 years. We met on the set of a TV show in Toronto in 1964, and like everybody else in our business, I was a huge fan. One of my treasured memories is the day Glen and I sat together, just the two of us and his guitar, and recorded a “Bill Anderson Visits with the Legends” radio show for XM satellite radio. We laughed, sang and visited like two neighbors across a picket fence. I’ll remember it forever.” – Bill Anderson

“It’s sad to hear of the passing of yet another great musical genius. His music will live on! Some of the greatest country songs ever to be written or sung. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Campbell family in their time of sorrow and loss.” – KC of KC and the Sunshine Band

“I had the pleasure of inducting Glen into the Country Music Hall of Fame. He could write it, sing it and play it. He was a triple threat. He never forgot his friends and made room for them on any project could. He was one of the finest musicians I’ve ever known and certainly the prowess of his entertainment legacy goes without saying that. He was our golden boy. We loved him and the world loved him.” – Brenda Lee

“I don’t think there is any doubt that under the circumstances of his health the past several years, his passing was inevitable. But that doesn’t take away from it and the fact that he was one of the greatest in the business. Vocally and instrumentally there was no one like him and the music business is a better place because of him. I will always cherish the fact that he played on many of my recordings in the 60s. I was proud to know him and to work with him. We sure will miss him.” – Leroy Van Dyke

“I grew up loving Glen Campbell and am so sad to see him go. The greatest all around talent ever in country music.” – John Rich of Big and Rich

“I’m sad to learn of the passing of one of my heroes and friends, Glen Campbell. I loved his singing and guitar playing but I really admired him for his down to earth and friendly personality. I spent only a week working with him in Branson and he made us all feel like old friends. Rest In Peace old buddy.” – Mark Chesnutt

“I did my grieving for Glen when I first heard he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s because I knew we had lost the gift of his talent and his friendship. I’m glad he is not suffering any longer and I hope he is now at peace.” – Jeannie Seely

“Glen Campbell touched so many lives during his time on this earth! He sang one of my all time favorite songs, Rhinestone Cowboy. He was such a talented singer, songwriter and actor. Today country music has lost yet another great and legend. May God watch over his family and fans through these tough times ahead. Rest in peace the one and only Glen Campbell!” – Shane Owens

“We lost another one of my heroes. One of the greatest singers, songwriters and musicians. He had it all. We are going to miss him dearly.” – Moe Bandy

“I was, am and always will be a Glen Campbell fan.” – Ronnie McDowell

“My hero… My Friend… Glen Campbell, is gone. My heart is heavy… A lot of memories…the end to a beautiful era in music. His incredible legacy is what we have now. Thank you, my friend, for always treating me as an equal, though clearly I am not. May God comfort your sweet family, and welcome you into His presence. The Heavenly Band, just got way better. I love you, Glen. Happy Trails.” – Collin Raye

“Glen Campbell inspired millions with his TV show, including me. ‘Gentle on My Mind’ and ‘Wichita Lineman’ were in my repertoire before I ever started making records. He was also a fixture in Clovis, NM where Buddy Holly made his mark. Millions followed him and millions will miss him.” – Gary Morris

“There’s never been a better musician or a greater artist than Glen Campbell. I admired him and respected his talent.” – Lee Greenwood

“Glen Campbell brought a little more sophistication and class to country music. He not only entertained country fans, but his crossover success in the pop genre made him a true pioneer of his time. He had a huge hand in growing and expanding country music and that’s all any of us could hope to someday do.” –Frank Foster

“Even though Glen has been sick for a while, the news of his death is still very shocking to us. With all the live shows we did together, we just used to always stay around and watch his shows because of the songs and his beautiful voice. We will miss Glen dearly.” – David Bellamy of the Bellamy Brothers

“There are only so many artists that you can truly call icons. Glen Campbell was surely one of the brightest of those. His class, amazing vocal style, instrumental prowess and authenticity made him one of the best of all time. He will be deeply missed but his music will live on with us forever!” – Tim Rushlow

“Glen Campbell was a living legend. He was not only one of my favorite singer/musicians, but also helped create some of my favorite sounding music from other genres. He was part of The Beach Boys sound (the wrecking crew!) He created some of the main songs that still grace my playlist daily. His family will be in my prayers.” – Mark Wills

“Glen Campbell was a generational talent whose multiple gifts transcends genres while simultaneously defining them. His music also helped define my childhood. He’s a big part of popular music history, and we’re all lucky as hell for that…May he rest well… There will never be another like him.” – Ray Scott

“What a great loss for Country Music and the world. Glen Campbell was one of the all-time greats as a singer, musician and entertainer, as well as a TV host and actor. He did it all and remained a down-home, salt of the earth man. He was a true gentleman who was always quick to say hello as if he was your neighbor. He was able to rise above all formats, as he hit the top of the charts in country and pop/rock virtually side by side. A remarkable feat by a most remarkable man.” – Gene Watson

“I’m so sad hearing the news of Glen’s death today. As a kid, I was a big fan of ‘Glen Campbell’s Goodtime Hour’ television show. ‘Wichita Lineman,’ and ‘By the Time I Get to Phoenix’ are two of my favorites and are absolute masterpieces. The depth of his talent and the ease with which he sang and played guitar was mesmerizing to watch! Flawless! You are loved Glen! My heart goes out to his family and friends.” – Sylvia

“This is so sad. One of my proudest moments with Glen was when he borrowed my guitar for a TV Taping in Nashville.  He is a respected talent. He was a great artist…I recently recorded one of his hit songs ‘Try a Little Kindness so I take a little bit of Glen with me everywhere I go.”– Janie Fricke

“I loved him and I am happy he is in a better place. My memories with Glen go back to my early teens. My dad brought home a Glen Campbell album, and from that time on I loved Glen Campbell. I was a huge fan. I was always in awe of him and he was one of the most talented people I have ever known. When I joined Statler Brothers in the early 80s I got to be on the ‘Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour’ with Jerry Reed and I could not believe it. He was always so nice and I admired the man and his talent. I will get to pay a small tribute to Glen with the song of his ‘Southern Nights,’ which I did on my latest album. What a loss. His presence will forever be missed.” – Jimmy Fortune

“I did many shows with Brother Glen. He was always a sweetheart, gentleman and good friend. I will greatly miss him. God bless his family.” – T. Graham Brown

Our Business takes a long time to recover from the loss of a giant star like Glen Campbell. I’m sure the night sky will for sure be brighter now that he has ascended home to our heavenly Father. His music inspired not only me, but many generations.” – T.G. Sheppard

“It’s so sad to see another icon taken from us. He influenced so many musicians and artists. His music will live on forever.” – Olivia Lane

“Glen Campbell is a hero to me because not only was he a phenomenal guitar player, but because he had that style and swagger about him. He was the bling man, come on! Rhinestone cowboy, live forever.” – Craig Wayne Boyd

“Rest In Peace one of our musical heroes, Glen Campbell – a true genius. What a musical legacy you left us!” – EXILE

The Bellamy Brothers to Embark on European Tour in Norway, Germany, Austria and Switzerland

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Bellamy Brothers continue “letting the love flow” all over the globe as the iconic duo prepares for the second leg of their 2017 world tour, which includes multiple stops in Norway, as well as Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In early 2017, they made history as the first country music duo to perform in Dubai. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets (tour dates below).

In addition to taking their music to places where no other country act has ever performed, the Bellamy Brothers have also collaborated with a diverse list of artists. Most recently, they recorded duets with rising acts Yasmine Van Wilt (“If You Want“), Andrew Pope (“Granny Panties“) and Jesse & Noah (soon to be released “Gambler’s Heart”). Those new artists join an elite list of collaborators over the years that has included Dolly Parton, Neil Diamond, George Jones, Blake Shelton and more.

As an in-demand touring sensation, the Bellamy Brothers were recently offered a “lifetime” contract to perform annually at the Deadwood Mountain Grand Resort in Deadwood, South Dakota. When they’re not on the road throughout North America or globe-trotting, the duo will make their way back to Deadwood Mountain Grand Resort. 

This year also marks the 25th Anniversary of their own record label, Bellamy Brothers Records, which licenses products in more than 30 countries. 

Currently, Howard and David Bellamy are celebrating the release of40 Years: The Album, a compilation of past hits and new songs that encompasses “Let Your Love Flow,” ”Redneck Girl” and “If I Said You Have a Beautiful Body (Would You Hold It Against Me)” plus 20 new songs.

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

Follow the Bellamy Brothers on TwitterFacebookInstagram or visitbellamybrothers.com.

BELLAMY BROTHERS ON TOUR:
Aug. 03 Superior Livestock Show & Auction Winnemucca Convention Center – Winnemucca, Nev.
Aug. 05 I-Bar Ranch-Concert Series – Gunnison, Colo.
Aug. 06 Fir Amphitheater, La Veta Pass Rio Grande Scenic Railroad – Alamosa, Colo.
Aug. 09 Scioto County Fair – Lucasville, Ohio
Aug. 10 Erie County Fair – Hamburg, N.Y.
Aug. 18 Hardtails Bar & Grill – Georgetown, Texas
Aug. 19 House Pasture Cattle Company – Concan, Texas
Aug. 25 Salt Creek Sports Lounge – Nephi, Utah
Aug. 26 Western Legends Roundup Kanab High School Auditorium – Kanab, Utah
Sept. 01 Choctaw Casino Center Stage – Pocola, Okla.
Sept. 02 Coyote Concert Series Western Texas Coliseum – Gail, Texas
Sept. 03 Gilley’s Choctaw Casino – Durant, Okla.
Sept. 04 Delta Fair at the Agra Center – Memphis, Tenn.
Sept. 08 Thunderbird Casino – Norman, Okla.
Sept. 09 Private Event – Branson, Mo.
Sept. 13 Ibsenhuset – Skien, Norway
Sept. 14 Notteroy Kulturhus – Notteroy, Norway

Sept. 15 Dark Season Festival – Kristiansand, Norway
Sept. 16 Festiviteten – Haugesund, Norway
Sept. 18 Drammens Teater – Drammen, Norway
Sept. 20 Stammberger Hall – Kulmbach, Germany
Sept. 22 Stadthall Enns – Enns, Austria
Sept. 23 Schupfart Festival Festival – Schupfart, Switzerland
Sept. 29 Comal County Fair – New Braunfels, Texas
Sept. 30 Dosey Doe – The Woodlands, Texas
Oct. 06 Alabama State Fair Oak Mountain Amphitheater – Pelham, Ala.
Oct. 07 Don Gibson Theatre – Shelby, N.C.
Oct. 08 American Music Theatre – Lancaster, Pa.
Oct. 12 Center For Rural Development – Somerset, Ky.
Oct. 13 Anderson Music Hall – Hiawassee, Ga.
Oct. 14 45th Annual Historic Appomattox Railroad Festival Courtland Field Stage – Appomattox, Va.
Oct. 21 Brazoria County Fair – Angleton, Texas
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. 07 Higley Center For The Performing Arts – Gilbert, Ariz.
Nov. 09 The Museum Club – Flagstaff, Ariz.Oct. 09 The Museum Club – Flagstaff, Ariz.
Nov. 10 Peppermill Concert Hall – West Wendover, Nev.
Nov.11 Private Event – Ft. Worth, Texas
Nov. 17 Country Tonite Theatre – Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
Nov. 18 Peoples Bank Theatre – Marietta, Ohio
Dec. 01 Redneck Country Club – Stafford, Texas
Dec. 02 La Rita Performing Arts Theatre – Dalhart, Texas
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
Jan. 12 Main Street Crossing – Tomball, Texas
Jan. 27 Private Event Gatesville, Texas
Feb. 03 Orange Blossom Opry – Weirsdale, Fla.
Feb. 17 Sugar Creek Casino-Event Center – Hinton, Okla.
Mar. 02 The Dallas Bull Of Tampa (Surratt 50th Wedding Anniversary) – Tampa, Fla.
Mar. 22 Meyer Theatre – Green Bay, Wis. 
Mar. 23 The Medina Entertainment Center – Medina, Minn.
April 07 American Cancer Society Cattle Baron’s Ball J.S. Birdwell Agricultural Center Wichita Falls, Texas
April 14 Third Annual River Oaks Music Festival The Lodge At River Oaks – Del Valle, Texas
May 05 Helotes Cornyval 2018 Helotes Festival Ground Main Stage – Helotes, Texas
Feb. 24 Granbury Live Theatre – Granbury, Texas
April 09 Whatley Center For The Performing Arts – Mt. Pleasant, Texas
June 23 Trucker and Country Festival – Interlaken, Switzerland
July 06 Iconic Fest – Brainerd, Minnesota
July 07 Rolette, Ryan Keplin Summer Fest 2018 – N.D.
July 13 Blue Gate Theatre – Shipshewana, Ind.
July 14 Blue Gate Theatre – Shipshewana, Ind.
July 27 Anderson Companies Appreciation Day Show – Alexandria, Minn.
July 28 Deadwood Mountain Grand – Deadwood, S.D.
Aug. 11 Midvale Harvest Days – Midvale, Utah
Aug. 17 Main Street Crossing – Tomball, Texas
Oct. 06 Arlington Music Hall – Arlington, Texas

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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

LARRY’S COUNTRY DINER” AND “COUNTRY’S FAMILY REUNION” PRODUCED BY GABRIEL COMMUNICATIONS ANNOUNCE AUGUST EPISODES FEATURING ARTISTS VINCE GILL, BILL ANDERSON, ROY CLARK, THE STEELDRIVERS, BAILLIE AND THE BOYS AND MANY MORE!

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Both “Larry’s Country Diner” and “Country Family Reunion” produced by Gabriel Communications announce new August episodes on RFD-TV. With a stellar lineup of legendary country and bluegrass artists along with stories and family-friendly entertainment, it will be an exciting month of new episodes that fans won’t want to miss.

Hit television series, “Larry’s Country Diner” continues entertaining audiences nationwide with August episodes featuring guest starsCraig Campbell, Dean Miller, The SteelDrivers, Baillie and the Boys, Vince Gill and Paul Franklin. 

“Country’s Family Reunion” will feature an episode of Grand Ole Timewith artists Con HunleyBill AndersonRoy ClarkBobby Bare, and Marty Raybon along with back-to-back episodes of Songwriterswhich will showcase some of the best country music songwriters of all time including: Thom SchuylerDickey LeeWhitney ShaferGuyClarkJeannie SeelyWayne CarlsonJerry ChesnutNorroWilsonVince GillDon SchlitzHank CochranBuddy Cannon,Gene WatsonSonny ThrockmortonCurly PutmanJan Howard, and Richard Leigh. An audience favorite also on RFD-TV.

Tune in to “Larry’s Country Diner” on Thursdays at 7 pm CDT and Saturdays at 10 pm CDT on RFD-TV. Tune in to “Country’s Family Reunion” on Fridays at 7 pm CDT and Saturdays at 11 pm CDT on RFD-TV. Enter your zip code here to find RFD-TV in your area.

Upcoming Episodes of “Larry’s Country Diner”
*All episodes repeat on Saturdays at 11 pm / 10 pm CDT
Thursday, August 3 – Craig Campbell
Thursday, August 10 – Dean Miller
Thursday, August 17 – The SteelDrivers
Thursday, August 24 – Baillie and the Boys
Thursday, August 31 – Vince Gill and Paul Franklin

Upcoming Episodes of “Country’s Family Reunion”
*All episodes re-air on Saturdays at 11 pm CDT
Friday, August 4 – Grand Ole Time with Con Hunley, Bill Anderson, Roy Clark, Bobby Bare, and Marty Raybon
Friday, August 11– Songwriters with Thom Schuyler, Dickey Lee, Whitey Shafer, Guy Clark, Jeannie Seely, Wayne Carson
Friday, August 18– Songwriters with Jerry Chesnut, Norro Wilson, Vince Gill, Don Schlitz
Friday, August 25– Songwriters with Hank Cochran, Buddy Cannon, Gene Watson, Sonny Throckmorton & Curly Putman, Jan Howard, Richard Leigh

To inquire about how to attend an upcoming taping, where you can have a front row seat at “Larry’s Country Diner” and be part of the on-camera studio audience, please call Gabriel Communications at 800-820-5405.

Fans can also participate in Renae The Waitress’s weekly Diner Chat via phone where she shares behind-the-scenes secrets of the show, answers viewers’ personal questions and features exclusive interviews with celebrity guest stars on Thursdays at 2 p.m. CDT. For more information on Diner Chat, please visit larryscountrydiner.com/dinerchat.

ABOUT “LARRY’S COUNTRY DINER”:
“Larry’s Country Diner” is a unique down-home variety show, which integrates interviews and music in an entertaining weekly format, taped LIVE in front of a studio audience in an old-fashioned diner setting. The show features regular characters including Larry Black, Keith Bilbrey, Sheriff Jimmy Capps, Renae The Waitress and avid church gossip, Nadine, along with special guest appearances by country music artists of yesterday and today. Since its initial airing on August 3, 2009, “Larry’s Country Diner” has produced over 200 episodes and has become one of the most popular shows on RFD-TV, garnering 1.6 million viewers monthly. For more information, please visit larryscountrydiner.com.

“Larry’s Country Diner” is a product of Gabriel Communications. Owned and operated by longtime disc jockey Larry Black, Gabriel Communications was created in 1996 and specialized in “Reunion” videos. The success of these videos spurred the creation of more than a dozen more “Country’s Family Reunion” projects, featuring hundreds of songs and stories as well as Country’s Family Reunion News, a monthly newspaper which highlights the music of yesteryear. For more information on “Country’s Family Reunion” products, please visitcfrvideos.com​.

ABOUT “COUNTRY’S FAMILY REUNION”:
Gabriel Communications, started in 1996 by long-time disc jockey Larry Black, is the producer of the popular “Country’s Family Reunion” and “Larry’s Country Diner” series. Black first applied the “Reunion” concept to the legends of country music in 1997. The idea was simple: bring America’s most-treasured artists together into one room to reunite and reminisce about their careers, perform signature songs and share stories while the cameras roll. The result has been pure magic, documenting hundreds of stories and performances that would have otherwise been lost. Each episode of Country’s Family Reunion is hosted by country legend and hit songwriter, Bill Anderson who guides the discussion and supplies viewers with inside stories from his many years in the business. The series’ popularity has led to top-rated shows on RFD-TV and wildly successful DVD sales, spurring the creation of more than a dozen more projects and “Country’s Family Reunion” News (a monthly newspaper that highlights the music of yesteryear), as well as giving rise to sold-out theatre shows and ocean cruises by the ever-growing fan base. For additional information on Gabriel Communications, please visit cfrvideos.com.

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Billy Ray Cyrus Celebrates ’25 Achy Breaky Years’ on SiriusXM’s Prime Country Ch. 58

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Internationally renowned superstar Billy Ray Cyrus is celebrating ‘25 Achy Breaky Years’ this weekend on SiriusXM’s Prime Country Ch. 58. Hosted by Billy Ray Cyrus’ longtime friend Storme Warren, Cyrus opens up about his journey from Flatwoods, Kentucky to achieving worldwide success as a singer, songwriter, actor and producer. The ‘25 Achy Breaky Years’ special also includes an exclusive acoustic performance.

SiriusXM’s Prime Country Ch. 58
July 28 – 6 pm EST
July 29 – 11 am EST
July 30 – 12 am (midnight) EST
July 30 – 9 pm EST
Aug. 01 – 12 pm EST 
Aug. 03 – 3 pm EST

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of “Achy Breaky Heart,” which hit No. 1 on Hot Country Songs and peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100, Cyrus re-recorded and released a Muscle Shoals edition on iTunes. 

“When the song was released 25 years ago, the world was very divided. Perhaps 25 years later it might be even more divided so through the magic of a little song, people can come together for just a moment to dance and sing and celebrate life, that’s all that matters,” Cyrus said. 

Recently, Cyrus has been all over television, including appearances on “LIVE with Kelly and Ryan,” “The Wendy Williams Show,” and many more to promote CMT’s hit comedy “Still The King,” airing Tuesdays at 10/9c.

“Still The King” averaged 3 million weekly viewers during season one and in season two, Vernon (Cyrus) is fresh out of jail and determined to reclaim his position as a country music superstar while being present in the lives of his daughter Charlotte (Madison Iseman) and her mother Debbie (Joey Lauren Adams). Faced with the possibility of being a father to Debbie’s unborn child, Vernon must balance his desires for fame and family. 

BILLY RAY CYRUS ON TOUR:
July 28 North Star Casino Resort – Bowler, Wis.
July 29 St. Croix Casino – Turtle Lake, Wis.
Aug. 03 Knoxville Civic Auditorium – Knoxville, Tenn.
Aug. 04 The Brown Theatre – Louisville, Ky.
Aug. 05 Victory Theater – Evansville, Ind.
Aug. 12 Edgewater Hotel Casino Resort – Laughlin, Nev.
Aug. 19 Mill Town Music Hall – Bremen, Ga.
Sept. 09 Hard Rock Live – Northfield, Ohio
Sept. 22 Lancaster Performing Arts Center – Lancaster, Calif.
Oct. 21 Crystal Grand Theatre – Wisconsin Dells, Wis. 

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ABOUT BILLY RAY CYRUS:
Billy Ray Cyrus continues captivating audiences with his distinctive vocal style and charismatic stage presence. Throughout the course of nearly three decades, Cyrus has achieved worldwide success as a singer, songwriter, actor and producer. The Flatwoods, Kentucky native exploded onto the music scene when his first album, Some Gave All, debuted on the all-genre Billboard album charts at No. 1 and stayed there for a record-breaking 17 weeks in 1992. The lead single, “Achy Breaky Heart,” became a phenomenon as the single went multi-platinum. Some Gave All also went on to sell 9 million copies. Cyrus became a bonafide music icon and exemplified how Nashville’s take on the music business changed for country artists. Along the way, Cyrus charted 35 singles, 16 of which are Top 40 hits, including “Could’ve Been Me,” “Where’m Gonna Live When I Get Home,” “She’s Not Cryin,” “Some Gave All,” “Ready, Set, Don’t Go” and many more. Recently, he re-recorded “Achy Breaky Heart” in Muscle Shoals to celebrate the 25th anniversary. Cyrus has also enjoyed a successful career as an actor, most notably in cable series “Doc,” and in the Disney series “Hannah Montana” with his daughter Miley Cyrus. Today, Cyrus stars in CMT’s “Still The King” and is recording new music while playing to live audiences across North America. For more information on Billy Ray Cyrus and his upcoming projects, visitBillyRayCyrus.com and follow him on Twitter and Facebook.