The 10th Annual Charlie Daniels Band Christmas-4-Kids Benefit Concert Slated

Charlie Daniels will host the 10th Anniversary Benefit Concert Monday, November 21, 2011 at the Ryman Auditorium

The 10th Annual Christmas 4 Kids Concert Adds Colt Ford And Joe Nichols To Line-Up!

 
Nashville, TN –  Top country artists Colt Ford and Joe Nichols have just been announced as the latest additions to the line-up for the 10th Anniversary of the Charlie Daniels Band & Friends Concert to benefit Christmas 4 Kids (a division of Christmas For Kids, Inc.). They will be joining previously announced artists Phil Vassar and Sawyer Brown to round out the line-up for this special event. The Charlie Daniels Band will also take the stage throughout the night, as Daniels will play host for entire evening.
Christmas 4 Kids Concert Poster
Christmas 4 Kids is a not-for-profit organization that has been in existence for over 25 years providing many children, each year, with their very own shopping spree. The funds generated by the concert, and the Tour Bus Show/Artist Meet and Greet event, are used to give over 400 children from 29 different schools, a day-long shopping excursion.  The special day consists of a chauffeured trip from their school aboard an entertainer’s luxury tour bus, lunch, and a party hosted by Santa and Mrs. Claus at College Heights Baptist Church. To wrap up the day, the tour buses journey to the Hendersonville, Tennessee Walmart, where the kids receive a brand new winter coat, and $150.00 to spend on anything they want!

Tickets for the concert are available through Christmas 4 Kids online at www.Christmas4kids.org, beginning September 15, 2011.

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COLT FORD GARNERS FIRST ACM NOMINATION

Ford’s Collaboration with Jamey Johnson Earns Nomination

Colt Ford by an American Flag

Nashville, Tenn. (Tuesday, February 1, 2011) – Upon hearing the news of his first ever ACM Awards nomination in the Vocal Event of the Year category for his collaborative single, “Cold Beer,” with friend Jamey Johnson, Average Joe’s Entertainment’s Colt Ford had anything but an ‘average’ reaction.

“I never dreamed I would get a nomination for anything,” said Ford in response to the news. “I just wanted to make a good song with my friend Jamey. I am so humbled to even be mentioned with the amazing artists in this category. I promise no one is more grateful than me!”

Ford is best known for his on-stage antics that have Pollstar heralding him “country’s


newest rising star” raving, “Colt’s show isn’t a gimmick; he’s not putting on a persona and there are no flying monkeys.”

Ford has had huge success on his independent label, Average Joe’s Entertainment, spawning two studio albums–Ride Through The Country (2008) and Chicken and Biscuits (2010)–both which have gone on to sell over 370,000 copies and 470,000 downloaded tracks collectively. It has been the success of those albums that has helped lay the foundation for a now thriving record label home to Josh Gracin, Brantley Gilbert, Corey Smith and more.


Nominated single, “Cold Beer,” is featured on Ride Through The Country, and was produced by Shannon Houchins, Jared Scuillo, and Justin Spillner.
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Country Stars Pay Homage to Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge

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COUNTRY STARS PERFORM AND PAY HOMAGE TO COUNTRY MUSIC INSTITUTION TOOTSIE’S ORCHID LOUNGE, CELEBRATING ITS 50th ANNIVERSARY WITH A SOLD OUT SHOW AT THE RYMAN

Tootsie's Orchid Lounge - 50th Anniversar

Tootsie's Orchid Lounge - 50th Anniversary

Nashville, Tenn.  (November 8, 2010) – Nashville’s venerable Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge has been shaped by legends, and last night, music icons and stars of yesterday, today, and tomorrow gathered at the Ryman Auditorium to honor country music’s legendary honky-tonk celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Kris Kristofferson honors the legendary honky tonk where he used to sweep floors.

Kris Kristofferson (Photo Credit: Ed Rode)

Kris Kristofferson, Mel Tillis, Terri Clark, Little Jimmy Dickens, Colt Ford, Randy Houser, Jamey Johnson, Mark Chesnutt, Lorrie Morgan, The Grascals, Ronnie McDowell, Dean Miller (son of the late great Roger Miller), Mandy Barnett, and newcomer Joanna Smith, were among those who performed on the revered Ryman stage at the sold out show. Kristofferson, Dickens, Tillis and Clark co-hosted the evening which included a retrospective paying tribute to the Nashville landmark and the iconic woman it’s named for, Hattie Louise “Tootsie” Bess, who died in 1978.  Radio personality Dr. Shane Collins, WPAP-FM (Panama City, FL), served as emcee.

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