We’re All for the Hall Benefit Concert

September 7, 2010 — Leave a comment

 

KEITH URBAN’S WE’RE ALL FOR THE HALL BENEFIT CONCERT FOR THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME® AND MUSEUM RETURNS TO THE BRIDGESTONE ARENA ON OCTOBER 5
 
CONCERT TO FEATURE URBAN, VINCE GILL, DOLLY PARTON, CHARLEY PRIDE, JOHN MAYER, ALAN JACKSON, MARTINA MCBRIDE, MIRANDA LAMBERT, ALISON KRAUSS AND BILLY CURRINGTON
 
Tickets on sale Friday, September 17 at 10:00 a.m.

NASHVILLE, Tenn., September 7, 2010 – Near the end of last year’s sold out,  wildly successful We’re All for the Hall benefit concert, which was organized by Keith Urban, Vince Gill turned to his friend and asked, “Hey Keith, this thing turned out all right, didn’t it?…What do you say we do it again next year?”  To the crowd’s delight, Urban announced that We’re All for the Hall would return on October 5, 2010.
 
True to his word, the Grammy Award-winning artist and an all-star lineup of friends will return to Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday, October 5, for a concert to benefit the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. Reserved seating tickets, which are priced at a family friendly $25 and $35 (does not include Ticketmaster surcharge), will go on sale Friday, September 17, at 10:00 a.m.  A limited number of VIP ticket packages will also go on sale on September 17 at www.countrymusichalloffame.org (Complete ticket purchase information is below.)
 
The show—which will feature performances from an all-star line-up including Urban, Country Music Hall of Fame members Gill, Dolly Parton and Charley Pride, John Mayer, Alan Jackson, Martina McBride, Miranda Lambert, Alison Krauss and Billy Currington—promises to be a one-of-a-kind, once-in-a-lifetime evening of music, friendship and camaraderie.   
 
All for the Hall is the Museum’s first-ever non-bricks-and-mortar fundraising initiative.  The campaign addresses the not-for-profit educational institution’s need for long-term financial security and provides a safety net for its work.  Through an aggressive exhibit schedule, scholarly publications and hundreds of school and family programs, the Museum teaches its audiences about the enduring beauty and cultural importance of country music.  Museum Board President Gill created and has led the institution’s All for the Hall fundraising initiative since 2005. 
 
“Thanks to all of the artists who gave so generously of their talents and their time, last year’s concert went well beyond what anyone could’ve ever imaged,” said  Urban.  “The awareness and money raised was extraordinary.

“So what do we do for an encore?” he added. “This year we’ve created a musical theme called ‘Heroes’.  I’ve asked each artist to play one of their favorite songs from one of their country heroes, besides of course, one of their own hits.  There’s no doubt that this audience is going to experience a really special night – some of their favorite artists doing songs that, in some cases, they may have never even been played live before…and quite possibly won’t ever again.”
 
“Last year’s We’re All for the Hall concert was a landmark for this institution,” said Museum Director Kyle Young.  “It was the most successful fundraiser in the Museum’s history, netting nearly $500,000.  And it not only set a new standard for fundraising and event coordination, but also brought together an entire community and helped us to see what can be done by individuals when there is a collective passion for a cause.
 
“It is beyond gratifying” Young continued, “when the artists we love and chronicle, artists like Vince and Keith, offer us their leadership and financial support.  Keith Urban grew up in a home where country music was cherished.  He knows the music’s history and its heroes.  He is one of country music’s greatest champions and he is one of this Museum’s heroes.”

Reserved Seating Tickets

Tickets ($25 and $35, plus Ticketmaster surcharge) go on sale Friday, September 17, at 10:00 a.m. at ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations and the Bridgestone Arena Box Office.  Tickets may also be charged by phone at (800) 745-3000.
 
VIP Packages

VIP packages will go on sale Friday, September 17, at www.countrymusichalloffame.org They include:
 
“Once in a Lifetime” Package/$3,000 per ticket
This package includes:
·        Invitation for one to an intimate dinner in the Country Music Hall of Fame Rotunda the evening of Monday, October 4, hosted by some of Keith Urban’s close friends and collaborators
·        Meet & greet for one with Keith Urban before the concert on October 5 (timing TBD), which includes an individual photo
·        One Keith Urban autographed guitar
·        One Premium Floor Concert Seat
·        One invitation to a Post-Concert Party at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
·        One complete Keith Urban catalog per package on CD including: Keith Urban; Golden Road; Be Here; Love, Pain & the whole crazy thing; Greatest Hits: 19 Kids and Defying Gravity
·        One commemorative Hatch Show Print® event poster autographed by Keith Urban
·        One complimentary parking space for both the October 4 dinner and the October 5 concert within a one-block vicinity of the dinner, concert and post-party venues
·        One “Friends” membership to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, which includes unlimited free admission for the entire household to the Museum and most public programs for one year (valued at $250)

“Making Memories” Package/$2,500 per ticket
This package includes:
·        Invitation for one to an intimate dinner in the Country Music Hall of Fame Rotunda the evening of Monday, October 4, hosted by some of Keith Urban’s close friends and collaborators
·        Meet & greet for one with Keith Urban before the concert on October 5 (timing TBD), which includes a group photo
·        One Premium Floor Concert Seat
·        One invitation to a Post-Concert Party at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
·        One complete Keith Urban catalog per package on CD including: Keith Urban; Golden Road; Be Here; Love, Pain & the whole crazy thing; Greatest Hits: 19 Kids and Defying Gravity
·        One commemorative Hatch Show Print event poster autographed by Keith Urban
·        One complimentary parking space for both the October 4 dinner and the October 5 concert within a one-block vicinity of the dinner, concert and post-party venues
·        One “Friends” membership to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, which includes unlimited free admission for the entire household to the Museum and most public programs for one year (valued at $250)

“I’m In” Package/$1,500 per ticket
This package includes:
·        One Premium Floor Concert Seat
·        One invitation to a Post-Concert Party at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
·        One complete Keith Urban catalog per package on CD including: Keith Urban; Golden Road; Be Here; Love, Pain & the whole crazy thing; Greatest Hits: 19 Kids and Defying Gravity
·        One commemorative Hatch Show Print event poster autographed by Keith Urban
·        One complimentary parking spot for the October 5 concert and post-party within one-block vicinity of the venues
·        One “Friends” membership to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, which includes unlimited free admission for the entire household to the Museum and most public programs for one year (valued at $250)

A portion of each VIP package is tax deductible to support the preservation of country music.
 

About the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum
Accredited by the American Association of Museums, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is operated by the Country Music Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization chartered by the state of Tennessee in 1964. The Museum’s mission is the preservation of the history of country and related vernacular music rooted in southern culture. With the same educational mission, the Foundation also operates CMF Records, the Museum’s Frist Library and Archive, CMF Press, Historic RCA Studio B, and Hatch Show Print®.  More information about the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is available at www.countrymusichalloffame.org or by calling (615) 416-2001.

About AEG Live
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices, and thirty state-of-the-art venues. For more information, go to www.aeglive.com.

Coal Miner’s Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn

September 2, 2010 — Leave a comment

Nashville, TN – To honor Loretta Lynn’s 50th career anniversary, a diverse group of artists has contributed tracks for the November 9 album release of Coal Miner’s Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn.  The artists personally chosen by Lynn include (in alphabetical order) Sheryl Crow, Steve Earle, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Kid Rock, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Allison Moorer, Paramore, Reba, Carrie Underwood, The White Stripes, Lucinda Williams, Gretchen Wilson, and Lee Ann Womack.  “I am so happy that these singers wanted to do this record,” says Loretta.  “I love ‘em all, and it was so great to hear all the different ways they did my hits,” she said, referring to how each artist recorded with their own choice of producer and musicians.  “I hope people like it as much as I do and we sell a bunch of records!!”

Additional details on the album will be announced soon.

4th Annual ACM Honors Tickets!

September 1, 2010 — Leave a comment

 

 

TICKETS ON SALE TO THE PUBLIC TODAY FOR
4th ANNUAL ACM HONORS,
SEPTEMBER 20, 2010 AT THE RYMAN AUDITORIUM
IN NASHVILLE, TN
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LEE ANN WOMACK TO HOST EVENING OF MUSICAL PERFORMANCES RECOGNIZING SPECIAL HONOREES FROM
THE 45TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

ENCINO, CA (September 1, 2010) – The Academy of Country Music is announcing that tickets go on sale to the public TODAY for the 4th Annual ACM HONORS, an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.  The evening of musical tributes will take place on Monday, September 20, 2010 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN and will be hosted by five-time ACM Award winner, LEE ANN WOMACK.

This is the first time in the event’s history that tickets have been made available to country fans. Tickets go on sale to the general public today, September 1, 2010 at Ticketmaster.com and cost $37 each.

In addition to award presentations, the special evening will include video tributes and musical performances by an all-star lineup. Those being honored include Special Award recipients Rod Essig, Marty Robbins, Don Schlitz, Mel Tillis, Keith Urban, Cindy Walker  and the film Crazy Heart along with winners of the MBI (Musician, Bandleader, Instrumentalist) and Industry categories, which are not presented during the live telecast of the Academy of Country Music Awards.

Artists appearing include: Kix Brooks, Buxton Hughes, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Larry & Steve Gatlin with Ronny Robbins, Kris Kristofferson, Martina McBride, Kenny Rogers, Marty Stuart & The Fabulous Superlatives, Randy Travis, Lee Ann Womack and more to be announced.

For more information regarding ACM Honors and to see a complete list of honorees, please visit www.acmcountry.com.

September Fan of the Month!

August 31, 2010 — Leave a comment

Congratulations Brittany!

Hi, my name is Brittany, and I am from Derry, New Hampshire.  I am currently a sophomore at Rivier College (here in NH), where I am majoring in English Education.  I wish to teach middle or high school, and want to be a positive role model for kids and young teenagers.  In my free time, I love to read a great book, dance (I took lessons for 13 years), visit with my family, and of course listen to Martina’s amazing music!  I also spend a lot of my time volunteering with various charities, and enjoy this very much. Of course picking just one favorite Martina song is no easy task! My favorite Martina song is definitely ”Anyway.” This song is so powerful and has such an inspiring message. Martina sings it perfectly on stage! I saw Martina for the first time in March on her “Shine All Night Tour.” We braved flooded roads from a week of pouring rain to see Martina, and I am glad we did! She was absolutely incredible–belting out high note after high note! I also had the honor of meeting Martina at her Fan Club Party in June.  I drove 17 hours to meet her, but it was totally worth it! Martina was so sweet to everyone, along with her wonderful team!  It was a dream come true to meet Martina, but I also met some amazing friends. Thank you, Martina, for being so wonderful to your fans, and I hope to see you at another concert real soon! 

 

New Blog

August 29, 2010 — Leave a comment

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