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Jimmy Wayne’s 2011 Book Becomes A Movie

Jimmy WayneJimmy Wayne’s 2011 Christmas book, Paper Angels, is now an original movie, and will premiere on the UP network on November 16th, 2014 at 7:00 pm ET. Howard Books will reissue the book on November 4th, featuring a refreshed cover that ties into the movie.

“Having my book become a movie is something I had always hoped would happen,” Wayne said. “It’s an inspirational story, and one I hope will encourage people to keep in mind those children who have so little, not just during Christmas, but throughout the year.”

Wayne, who was himself a recipient of the Salvation Army Angel Tree program as a child, has a small role in the movie. Observant viewers will note the denim jacket he carries – he wore the same jacket in his music video for the hit song “Paper Angels.” It was given to him when he was a homeless teenager, living on the streets in North Carolina.

“I’ve always kept that jacket, just to remind myself of what my life was like back then,” Wayne said. “It was a hard life, but it helped me get to where I am today.”

Brad Paisley To Serve As College GameDay Guest Picker
Brad Paisley A 2014 by Jim Shea

ESPN’s College GameDay will get a visit from country music superstar Brad Paisley on Saturday, Nov. 1, when he stops by the GameDay set in Morgantown, W.Va., on the campus of West Virginia University. Paisley will join host Chris Fowler and analysts Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit and Desmond Howard for their winning picks segment leading Read more…

Cabela’s Announces Partnership With Luke Bryan
Luke Bryan

Cabela’s Incorporated, announced their partnership with country music star Luke Bryan with the new 32 Bridge clothing line debuting exclusively at Cabela’s on Saturday, November 1st. The 32 Bridge product offering will consist of men’s and women’s apparel, including short-sleeve T-shirts, long-sleeve T-shirts and caps.

As part of an ongoing partnership, Cabela’s and Bryan collaborated to Read more…

Angie Johnson To Sing At World Series Tonight

Angie Johnson has been invited to sing “God Bless America” during the seventh inning stretch of game six of the MLB World Series tonight in Kansas City. Angie, who is also a Tech Sergeant in the Tennessee Air National Guard, will sing in uniform. The game and Angie’s performance will be aired on FOX-TV. This Read more…

George Strait To Make 24th Career Performance On CMA Awards
Photo by Art Streiber

Photo by Art Streiber

Reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year George Strait makes his 24th career performance on the “The 48th Annual CMA Awards” – more than any other artist in CMA Awards history – Wednesday Nov, 5th (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Strait enters the coveted field of Entertainer of the Year nominees Read more…

Kentucky Headhunters Celebrate 25 Years Of Making Music
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It was the album that Nashville – or the music industry as a whole – didn’t quite know what to do with. But, the fans quickly figured it out. On October 17, 1989 – twenty-five years ago today – Mercury Records released the album Pickin’ On Nashville, the debut disc from The Kentucky Headhunters.

The band Read more…

Attention Songwriters: Open For Business

Today marks the official launch of a new website and songwriters’ community, Run by hit Nashville songwriters Clay Mills and Marty Dodson, provides webinars, classes, retreats, video tutorials, advice and more for aspiring and professional songwriters of all genres.

The SongTown project began as a Facebook group, which currently has nearly 12,000 members. Now Read more…

Thomas Rhett Says His Dad Doesn’t Write A Bad Song
Photo by Rick Diamond, Getty Images

Photo by Rick Diamond, Getty Images

Thomas Rhett has recorded quite a few songs written by his dad Rhett Akins including his #1 hits “It Goes Like This” and “Get Me Some of That,” but he says there are plenty of songs his dad has pitched him that he hasn’t recorded. He explains though, that Read more…

Alan Jackson’s Launches His 25th Anniversary “Keepin' It Country Tour
Alan Jackson

Alan Jackson rings in 2015 with the continuation of the multi-faceted 25th anniversary celebration and the launch of his 25th Anniversary “Keepin’ It Country Tour”. Sponsored by Kubota Tractor Corporation, the tour kicks off in Fort Myers (Estero), FL on January 8 and will culminate at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver (Morrison), CO Read more…

Keith Urban Ready For Third Season Of American Idol
Keith Urban

Keith Urban is back as a judge for his third season of American Idol, which begins airing after the first of the year. He, along with Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr. and Ryan Seacrest (as host), are currently crisscrossing the country for the audition process. Last year’s judges’ panel seemed to really click and they Read more…