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by admin // Friday, October 28, 2011 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Although country great George Jones celebrated his 80th birthday last month, he won't need a rocking chair anytime soon.

"The Possum" is keeping busy with 35 shows scheduled to date throughout the US and Canada from now through November 2012.

As Jones sings, "I don't need a rocking chair...I do my rockin' on the stage, you can't put this possum in a cage."

Jones said, "I'm always excited to get back out on the road and we're working up new shows and new songs. I'm feelin' great and givin' the road hell!"

George Jones - often referred to as "the greatest living country singer," first hit the charts in 1955 with his hit "Why Baby Why" and has since garnered over 140 more while touring extensively. Fans can see the star perform hits such as "White Lightning,""He Stopped Loving Her Today," "Who's Gonna Fill THeir Shoes" and "I Don't Need Your Rockin' Chair" throughout North America on initial tour dates listed below.

2011

Oct. 28 – Elkhart, IN – Lerner PAC

Oct. 29 – Waukegan, IL – Waukegan, IL

Oct. 30 – Green Bay, WI – Oneida Casino

Nov. 18 – Beckley, WV – Convention Center

Nov. 25 – Ft. Smith, AR – Convention Center

Nov. 26 – Texarkana, TX – Perot Theater

Dec. 2 – Grand Berry, TX – Rio Brazos Live

Dec. 3 – Fulton, MS – Community College

Dec. 17– Tulsa, OK – Osage Casino

 

2012

Feb. 3 – Huntington, WV – Big Sandy Superstore Arena

Feb. 4 – Tunica, MS – Sam’s Town

Feb. 9 – Daytona Beach, FL – Peabody Auditorium

Feb. 10 – Melbourne, FL – King Center

Feb. 17 – Wabash, IN – Honeywell Center

Feb. 18 – Columbus, OH - TBA

Feb. 24 – Reno, NV - TBA

Feb. 25 – Wendover, UT - TBA

March 1 – Pendelton, OR - TBA

March 2 – Shelton– WA - TBA

March 3-4 – Lincoln City, OR - TBA

March 23 – Metropolis, IL - TBA

March 24 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center

April 20 – Mahnomen, MN – Shooting Star Casino

April 21 – Deadwood, SD – Deadwood Mountain Grand Casino

May 10 – 20 – Canada - TBA

June 3 – Lancaster, PA – American Music Theater

July 27 – 28 – Pigeon Forge, TN – Country Tonight

Aug.17 – Savannah, GA – Johnny Mercer Theater

Aug. 18 – Durham, NC – Durham PAC

Sept. 22 – Myrtle Beach, SC – Alabama Theater

Oct. 12 – Branson, MO – The Mansion Theatre

Oct. 13 – Renfro Valley, KY – Renfro Valley Entertainment Center

Nov. 9 – Branson, MO – The Mansion Theatre

Nov. 23 – Winnie, TX – Nutty Jerry’s Winnie Arena

Nov. 24 – Bossier City, LA – Horseshoe Casino

by admin // Wednesday, October 26, 2011 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Country's hot foursome, Little Big Town, recreates Maroon 5's smash hit "Moves Like Jagger" as the latest addition to their online video series "Scattered, Smothered & Covered."

Jimi, Karen, Phillip and Kimberly gathered backstage at a recent stop in Iowa to put their country spin on the pop single with Jimi taking the reins on lead vocals and the remaining band members creating harmonies like the ones they have grown faces for.

Check out LBT's "Moves Like Jagger" here!

by admin // Wednesday, October 26, 2011 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

On Sunday, October 30, rising country star Margaret Durante will host her first live online broadcast called Margaret's Halloween Scream Stream LIVE!

The special event will take place at 7pm ET/6pm CT and will feature lots of Halloween fun, music, giveaways and a chance to chat with Margaret.

"I celebrated Halloween every year growing up and have great memories of the holiday," says Margaret. "This year, I'm going to host a special Halloween party with my friends and you're invited! We're going to stream live from the party so we can celebrate with you!

Visit HERE to join the Halloween fun!

by admin // Tuesday, October 25, 2011 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Platinum-selling country artist Rodney Atkins has partnered with Applebee's to launch the world's largest ongoing military thank you campaign, honoring veterans and active duty soldiers worldwide.

As Ambassador of the Thank You Movement, Rodney Atkins officially launched the campaign this morning with an exclusive announcement on NBC's Today show, followed by a stellar live performance for an enthusiastic crowd of civilians, veterans and military organizations in New York's Times Square.

Guests of honor at the event included representative from Pinnacle Five, comprised of senior enlisted members from all the respective branches of the US Military, as well as Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and Military.com - the largest military and veteran membership organization consisting of 10 million members.

Aimed at creating a groundswell of gratitude for our nation's military, the Thank You Movement offers messages of thanks to our veterans and troops via www.thankyoumovement.com, Applebee's Facebook Fan Page, #thankyoumovement on Twitter and on YouTube.

The website will host a live rolling counter of ongoing "Thank Yous." Veterans and active duty troops can then go online anytime to see and hear heartfelt thanks from the people they serve.

The Thank You Movement is a natural extension of both Rodney Atkins' and Applebee's longstanding dedication to veterans and active duty military. Atkins has always made time to support the US armed forces and their families, often visiting with soldiers, volunteering at various base concerts, and spending time with wounded warriors at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

In 2012, he will participate in a USO tour of military bases abroad. Likewise, Applebee's has served more than two million free "thank you meals" to the military on Veteran's Day for the past two years, and will continue the tradition this year.