Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® Supports the USO and DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Through Country Checkers Challenge™
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 17:04
Team Captains Kellie Pickler and Thomas Rhett and 12 Country Music Artists (Rhett Akins, Lauren Alaina, Danielle Bradbery, Chase Bryant, Kristian Bush, Dan + Shay, Love & Theft, Scotty McCreery, Cassadee Pope and Jamie Lynn Spears) Play Checkers at the 2015 Academy of Country Music (ACM) Party for a Cause Festival in Texas on April 18
Lebanon, Tenn. – (March 4, 2015) – Twelve country music celebrities have joined the Cracker Barrel Old Country StoreCountry Checkers Challenge™ and will play to support the USO (United Service Organizations) and DAV (Disabled American Veterans).
On Saturday, April 18, team captains Kellie Pickler and Thomas Rhett, and their teams of country music artists, will play on a giant checkerboard onsite at the 3rd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas.
Through a $35,000 donation from Cracker Barrel, ACM Lifting Lives® will donate $25,000 to the winning team’s charity and $10,000 to the losing team’s charity. Pickler’s team will play for the USO and Rhett’s team will play for DAV as the benefiting charities.
“For many years Cracker Barrel has celebrated the spirit of music through our exclusive music program. The Country Checkers Challenge partnership with the ACM provides us with a great opportunity to recognize two military organizations—the USO and DAV,” said Chris Ciavarra, senior vice president of marketing for Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. “We are delighted to honor these non-profit organizations through a donation to help them continue the great work they do across the nation in support of active and retired military servicemen and women.”
HUNTER HAYES RECOGNIZED FOR INNOVATIVE FAN ENGAGEMENT AS ONE OF TOP 50 MUSIC ARTISTS ON YOUTUBE
Monday, 02 March 2015 22:51
Hayes joins fellow social media trailblazers including Beyonce, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran and more for YouTube Music Awards 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 2, 2015) – Whether he is in the studio, on stage or sitting on the bus writing a song, Hunter Hayes is always creating. His music is filled with sharp observations and introspection that resonate with listeners across the globe, but Hayes has also cultivated an intimate relationship with fans by sharing his musical journey via innovative social media and technology initiatives. Today, March 2, Hayes joins a select list of international artists including Beyonce, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran and more as one of YouTube’s Top 50 Music Artists of 2015.
In the official announcement this morning, YouTube stated that this year’s award recipients are “artists with the biggest growth in views, subscribers and engagement over the last six months. Artists you watched over 47 billion times collectively. 50 innovative acts that continue to make YouTube the place where artists and fans connect.” View the full list of YouTube Award winners at https://www.youtube.com/youtubemusicawards.
OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM GEORGE STRAIT ON THE PASSING OF KENT FINLAY
Monday, 02 March 2015 18:39
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM GEORGE STRAIT ON THE PASSING OF KENT FINLEY
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 2, 2015) -- "Country music--and just music in general really-- lost a great friend today. His legend will live forever in Texas, though. We'll never forget our friend Kent Finlay. Sad day." -- George Strait.
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