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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Music Icon Ricky Skaggs Nominated For Five ICM Awards

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Nominations include Entertainer and Legend/Pioneer Award

Rick Skaggs playing guitarNashville, TN (September 1, 2011) — The ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards Top 5 finalists were announced yesterday, and Ricky Skaggs secured nominations in five categories: Legend/Pioneer Award, Entertainer, Inspirational Country Song (“Someday Soon”), Musician and Inspirational Bluegrass Artist.  For Skaggs, who has previously won several ICM Awards, this year’s nominations are particularly sweet. “I’m very grateful to the ICM for all the nominations,” says Skaggs. “When I started playin’ and singin’, they didn’t have award shows like they do now, so I’ve never been driven to win them.  I just love the music and I love the fact that God uses music to speak to people’s hearts.  That’s what I’m in it for, to be a messenger of His Love.”  The 17th Annual Inspirational Country Music Awards will be held on Friday, October 28 at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

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Darius Rucker Follows Up European Tour With Headlining U.S. Tour

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Rucker Earns Three Additional Digital Single Certifications
Darius Rucker performing in a Navy Seals T-Shirt

Photo courtesy of John Schultz with the Quad-City Times

Nashville, Tenn. (Thursday, September 1, 2011) – Capitol Records Nashville recording artist Darius Rucker has rejoined Brad Paisley for the H2O II: Wetter and Wilder Tour, which kicked off last week at London’s famed O2 Arena and will continue through Ireland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark.  The entertainers have been receiving rave reviews and having a great time, as noted by The Times (London), Maverick Magazine, and numerous uploaded fan videos showing the pair rocking the stage with Rolling Stones legend and surprise guest Ronnie Wood.

When Rucker returns stateside, he’ll be able to celebrate more than just his first European tour since his days with Hootie, as the singer will be headlining his first U.S. tour beginning this fall.  Fans are sure to hear smash hits off both the platinum-selling country debut Learn to Live (2008) and the RIAA-Gold® certified Charleston, SC 1966 (2010), including his five No. 1 singles “Come Back Song” (newly certified Gold), “This” (newly certified Gold), “Alright” (newly certified Platinum), “It Won’t Be Like This For Long” (Gold), “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It” (Gold) and Rucker’s latest “I Got Nothin’,” which is currently climbing the Top 25.  Joining Rucker for select dates will be Rodney Atkins, Frankie Ballard, Thompson Square, and Justin Moore.

 

“I haven’t headlined a tour since Hootie, so to say I’m excited is an understatement,” says Rucker.  “It has been such an incredible experience to tour with Paisley and Rascal Flatts, and I’ve learned a lot being on the road with them.  With this tour, I’m just excited to perform again for our fans, and I’m thrilled to have Rodney, Frankie, Justin, and Thompson Square joining us.”