Monday, April 24, 2006

Country Music Association Music Festival Announces a Triple Header
The legendary Hank Williams Jr. along with Brooks and Dunn and the 2006 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Lynard Skynyrd will be performing live at The Coliseum in Nashville, Tennessee at 8 p.m. on June 8th.
All of the artists participating are donating their time, and are not compensated for their time. In return CMA donates half of the net proceeds to a program called “Keep the Music Playing,” used to support the music education in the Nashville metro area.
With Williams having legendary success with so many awards the show is sure to be amazing. His hits list includes "Family Tradition," "There is a Tear in my Beer," "A Country Boy Can Survive," and many more.
Brooks and Dunn set a record at the Houston Live Stock and Rodeo with 72,867 in attendance. With the pair selling over 28 million albums and winning 15 CMA awards their track record is nothing short of impressive.
Lynard Skynyrd is a southern rock royalty. While maintaining sold-out shows for more than 30 years, this group attracts people with their mixture of blues, rock and Country Music.
This is Nashville’s concert event of the year and a first for CMA Music Festival to have these three amazing entertainers bringing their unique and wildly popular stage shows to our fans,” said CMA Chief Operating Officer Tammy Genovese. “Add to that the incredible talents of our special guests and surprise artists and you will definitely have a night to remember. This Festival is building a reputation of presenting unique musical collaborations and this one features all our rowdy friends.”
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Monday, April 17, 2006

Charlie Daniels along with Dave Price to host Iraq Troops

Charlie Daniels along with The Charlie Daniels band in will be performing on the ‘Early Show’ tomorrow on CBS as a part of Charlie Daniel’s ‘Start and Stripes’ tour. This is the second journey that Daniels has made to perform for the troops in Iraq. Along with the band CBS talent Dave Prove will be in Iraq.

“Daniels and Price have both been part of individual tours for Stars for Stripes,” says organizer Judy Seale. “I am thrilled that they will both be making their second journey with us to visit and perform for the troops.”

This is a prime example of positive public relations because the band and CBS emcee are going over to the troops in Iraq and entertaining them and reaching out. This will appeal to not only service men and women but also with people that have relative in the armed forces, and possible listeners of the band. Also, CBS emcee will be getting press for their positive role in the performance. This will give positive spins on many different demographics consisting of country music listeners, people who watch CBS ‘Early Show,’ service people and their families and more.
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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

2006 Country Music Awards Held April 10th
The award show, hosted by Jeff Foxworthy, was held in downtown Nashville, Tennesee. There where many acts as well as an one in honor of the late Buck Owens. There where performances by Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Toby Keith, Gretchen Wilson, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland, Brooks & Dunn and Trace Adkins, and Hank Williams Jr. presented CMT's Johnny Cash Visionary Award.
Foxworthy has hosted many awards shows but felt different about the CMAs.
"That's actually a fun show to do," he said. "A lot of those awards shows have theater seating and are kinda stodgy. That one, man, they let people come right up to the front of the stage and everybody's standing up. Last year, everybody that was performing came backstage and said, 'Man, that's like doing a concert.' It was just fun."
Some of this year's winners consisted of Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, and Kenny Chesney.
I know that this type of release is a postive PR for the entire country community. Once a year during award shows people will get together and sing thier songs, recieve awards, and pay tribute to people that are no longer with us. This gives people that look into the music industry with the feeling that they have a voice as to who gets recognition where it is deserved. All of the work done throughout the year can pay off with the fact that an award was given to them for a job well done with thier performances. This creates postive outlooks for people that might not have listened to thier music in the past. Also, further exposes current listeners to show them that thier music choice is what many others are listening to and appreciate as well.
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Monday, April 03, 2006

2,000 Family, Friends, and Fans Attend Buck Owens’ Funeral

With the alter covered in flower arrangements and a standing room only funeral, Buck Owens’ memory lives on in fans, family and in young musicians that Owens’ served as mentors for. They spoke about advice and how candid Owens was to them about their talent and career.
Brad Paisley spoke of how great a business man Owens was, and Dwight Yoakam said how he was told that his ability to hit a low note was all he had going for him. All of his critiques where left in those young artists memories and in the hearts of fans and family alike, always affecting the world around him.
Owens was not only a good business man but also very generous. When the church needed a new van he donated one, also was a supporter of the local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
A country legend, father and mentor passed away, someone who made a difference in many people’s lives.
This is a wonderful example of public relations. How people that have gotten to know each other through past experiences and stayed in touch, this is past networking and media relationships. These people genuinely did care and took what other people in the field said seriously. A country legend has past away and the response from not only the family and fans but from the people he was a mentor to make people notice what an impact a person can have on others.
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