COUNTRY MUSIC NEWS!!!!
Randy Travis Co-Hosting “TODAY”
as Part of Silver Anniversary Celebration
Award-winning Singer Taking Spotlight on March 21st
Nashville, TN (March 19, 2012) – Country superstar Randy Travis will co-host TODAY, America’s most-watched morning show, on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, teaming with Hoda Kotb during the fourth hour on NBC. The Grammy-winning singer will be filling the chair for Kathie Lee Gifford who is taking the week off. It’s all part of his phenomenal silver milestone in the music industry, marked by the Warner Bros. Records release of the Anniversary Celebration CD that includes a star-studded cast of collaborators and extensive North American concert tour. In addition, Travis also released the 11-track greatest hits package Randy Travis, available exclusively through Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations.
Travis calls this week’s national television appearance an anniversary highlight. Travis says, “Having appeared and performed on the “Today” show many times, I am honored to co-host. I look forward to teaming with Hoda Kotb and the NBC crew during my visit to New York”.
This weekend, Travis will take center stage in Music City as part of the Community Hymn Sing with the Nashville Symphony on Sunday, March 25, 2012 at Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Other special guests include Michael W. Smith, Marcia Ware and the vocal group, Committed, winners of NBC’s The Sing-Off. The Nashville Choir will also be featured during the annual spring event of inspirational music. Shows are set to begin at 2:30 & 7:30 p.m.
For more information and performances updates, please visit: www.randytravis.com.
About Randy Travis
Warner Bros. Records has been home to Randy Travis for the majority of his recording career; and together they have accumulated lifetime sales of his music in excess of 20 million units to date. Travis is one of the biggest record sellers in music industry history, with 18 #1 singles, 29 Top 10 chartings, certification of the rare quintuple platinum album (Always and Forever, released in 1987), one triple platinum album (Storms of Life, released in 1986), two double platinum’s (Old 8x10, released in 1988, and No Holding Back, released in 1989), eight platinum albums, and 10 gold albums. Major industry career awards include seven GRAMMY Awards, five Country Music Association Awards (CMA), 10 Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM), 10 American Music Awards (AMA), two People’s Choice Awards, and eight Dove Awards from the Gospel Music Association. He is a three-time recipient of CMA Award’s “Song of the Year’’ honors (“On The Other Hand,”“Forever and Ever Amen,” and “Three Wooden Crosses”). Randy Travis has appearances in more than 40 feature film productions and major television projects to his credit. In 2004, he was honored with his Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In the midst of every major career award and accolade, he considers his honored induction as a member of the famed Grand Ole Opry, in Nashville, in 1986, as a shining highlight of his first 25 years of legendary accomplishments.
JUST WHEN YOU THINK IT CAN'T GET ANY BETTER...
BAMAJAM 2012 ADDS WILLIE NELSON, UNCLE KRACKER
AND NEEDTOBREATHE TO ALL-STAR LINE-UP
Specially Priced 3-Day Tickets Available for $119 for Limited Time
Enterprise, AL – Just when you think it can’t get any better, organizers announce the addition of Willie Nelson, Uncle Kracker and NEEDTOBREATHE to the impressive list of performers set to take the stage at BamaJam 2012 on Thursday, June 14 through Saturday, June 16 in Enterprise, Alabama. These performers join previously announced stars Kid Rock, Tim McGraw, Zac Brown Band and Alan Jackson in what promises to be the premier entertainment and lifestyles event of the south. Stay tuned for even more artist announcements and a full festival schedule!
Specially priced 3-day tickets are available for an early-purchase price of $119* online at www.bamajam2012.com, as well as through Ticketfly.com, or charge by phone at (877) 4FLYTIX or (877-435-9849). Be one of a very limited number of people to have special access to stand on stage throughout the festival for only $999. This ticket of a lifetime will allow you to watch all the main stage entertainment from an up-close-and-personal vantage point. Once these tickets are gone, they are gone, so don’t delay! *All ticket purchases should be made now to ensure the best ticket prices available.
Willie Nelson is the creative genius behind historic recordings like "Crazy," "Hello Walls," "Red Headed Stranger" and "Stardust.” In a career spanning an amazing six decades, Nelson’s catalog boasts more than 200 albums. He's earned every conceivable award and honor to be bestowed a person in his profession. He has also amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor and activist.
In many ways, however, the weighty distinction "living legend" does Nelson a disservice, for it discounts the extent to which he is a thriving, relevant and progressive musical and cultural force. As ever, Nelson tours tirelessly, climbing aboard Honeysuckle Rose III (he rode his first two buses into the ground), taking his music and fans on a seemingly endless journey to places that were well worth the ride.
JOSH TURNER HITS THE HIGHWAYS
SPONSORED BY CRACKER BARREL®
Crisscrossing the country, Turner’s tour a natural fit
with brand’s traveler-friendly locations
Lebanon, Tenn. (March 26, 2012)
– Now fans can spot Josh Turner riding into town more easily than ever as the multi-platinum country artist’s equipment tractor trailer sports the familiar Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®
logo. From Arkansas to Virginia, New York to Florida and all the highways and byways traveled in between, Cracker Barrel is sponsoring Josh Turner’s tour through December 2012.
“We sponsored Josh’s tour and released the CD Josh Turner Live at the Ryman
in 2007, and we’re very pleased to be traveling down the road with him a second time,” said Julie Craig, Cracker Barrel Marketing Manager. “He’s an indelible part of country music and we are proud to continue our association with such a talented, grounded, and genuine artist. We’re looking forward to working on another new project with Josh later this year, but we’re not quite ready to share the details on that just yet.”