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by admin // Friday, April 29, 2011 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

On April 22, singer/songwriter Randy Montana made his second appearance at the Grand Ole Opry.

Montana performed his current single "1,000 Faces" and "Last Horse," which features a harmony vocal by Emmylou Harris on the 3-song EP, now available at iTunes.

About being back at the Opry, Montana says, "This was the first time I'd been to the Opry House since it was renovated after the floods. It was great to see how good it looked, and it sounded awesome. Standing in that circle is an unbelievable feeling. I think that's what makes me the most nervous, but it's also my favorite part of playing the Opry."

Montana has been on the road nonstop since 2010 opening for high-profile artists such as Sugarland and Lady Antebellum, so it's no surprise that he has been added to the Taylor Swift Speak Now Tour.

Montana has been confirmed for eight shows with Taylor Swift with stops in Detroit, Pittsburgh and Foxboro, to name a few.

Here's the full list of dates:

June 11           Detroit, MI                   Ford Field      
June 14           St. Paul, MN               Xcel Energy Center  
June 15           St. Paul, MN               Xcel Energy Center
June 18           Pittsburgh, PA             Heinz Field  
June 21           Buffalo, NY                 HSBC Arena  
June 22           Hartford, CT                XL Center  
June 25           Foxboro, MA               Gillette Stadium  
June 26           Foxboro, MA               Gillette Stadium

by admin // Friday, April 29, 2011 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and Lady Antebellum are among the headliners booked for Country Fest in Cadott, Wisconsin.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary this summer, the four-day festival begins June 23rd with a headlining performance by Trace Adkins.

The roster also includes Gary Allan, Dierks Bentley, Lonestar, Jerrod Niemann, Steel Magnolia, Gretchen Wilson and Chris Young, among many others.

Get your tickets now!

by admin // Friday, April 29, 2011 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Reckless Kelly will host their third annual Celebrity Softball Jam on Sunday, May 1, in Round Rock, TX, near Austin.

The roots-rock band will be joined by artists like Josh Abbott Band, Ray Benson, Bo Bice, Wade Bowen, Cody Canada & the Departed, Hayes Carll, Roger Creager, Micky And The Motorcars, Heidi Newfield, Charlie Robison, Randy Rogers Band and Dale Watson, among many others.

The game begins at Dell Diamond at 1PM, followed by a concert at 3PM.

Fans are encouraged to bring new, outgrown and gently used baseball equipment for donation to players and leagues in need.

Reckless Kelly has donated more than $65,000 from its first two Celebrity Softball James.

by admin // Thursday, April 28, 2011 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

    

Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton are teaming up once again, but this time it's for a charitable cause.

The two Oklahoma natives will host a benefit concert for Oklahoma tornado relief efforts on May 26 at the Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Oklahoma. Proceeds will benefit storm victims in Atoka County.

Reba was born just 30 miles away from the greatest devastation of the storm, while Blake currently lives in Tishomingo, less than 50 miles from the Atoka County border.

"A lot of people lost a great deal in this disaster and it's particularly close to us because we both consider Oklahoma our home," said Reba. "We wanted to do something and let the people in Oklahoma know that we love them and we're praying for them during this difficult tragedy."

Blake goes on to say, "Oklahoma defines who I am, and seeing the effects this disaster has had on my neighbors, I knew I had to do something. Reba and I have a lot of love for this state, and we wanted to do what we can to help. This place is my home, and these people are family to us."

The storm caused approximately $500,000 in damage and destroyed many homes, businesses and schools.

Tickets will go on sale May 6 at 10:00am and can be purchased by phone at 1-800-585-3737 or online at choctawcasinos.com.

In the meantime, fans can text OKGIVE to 27722 to make a one-time $10 donation, which will be added to their monthly cell phone bill. Checks may be sent to the Tushka Disaster Relief Fund at 101 SE 1st St., Tushka, OK 74525.