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Country Music Artist Brantley Gilbert Humbled by First USO Tour

The rising country music star spent a week extending America’s thanks to troops and military families in Italy and Kuwait Troops and military families stationed at Aviano Air Base in Italy recently gathered to spend some quality time together at a USO concert featuring one of today’s hottest country music artists Brantley Gilbert. Gilbert, a USO first-timer and reigning Academy of Country Music (ACM) New Male Vocalist of the Year, saw hundreds of troops and military families in Italy before heading out to perform three more USO shows for troops stationed in Kuwait. While the country music singer/songwriter is hoping to take home the fan based 2013 ACM award for New Artist of the Year, nothing compares to being able to show his support of troops and their families.

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The Venetian® Las Vegas Announces Its Biggest Musical Event Ever; Country Music Superstars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Bring an All-New “Soul2Soul” to the Venetian® Las Vegas

Pre-Sale Tickets for This Limited Engagement Begin Tomorrow, Aug. 8; Tickets for the General Public Go on Sale Monday, Aug. 13 Collectively, they’ve sold 70 million albums, won eight Grammy Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards, 14 American Music Awards, seven People’s Choice Awards and 26 Academy of Country Music Awards. Today, at a live ‘town-hall’ press conference, The Venetian® Las Vegas announced the biggest musical event in its history — Tim McGraw and Faith Hill “Soul2Soul.” This limited engagement, which opens on Dec. 7 and covers 10 weekends through April 2013, will take place in the 1,815-seat Venetian Theater. A ticket pre-sale will begin tomorrow

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Luke Bryan And The Band Perry’s Kimberly Perry Will Host Summer’s Hottest Concert Event, “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night To Rock,” Airing September 17 On The ABC Television Network

Luke Bryan and The Band Perry’s Kimberly Perry will team up to host the summer’s hottest television music event when the ABC Television Network airs “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” on Monday, Sept. 17 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET). The special will once again be executive-produced by Robert Deaton. “We have so much fun playing at CMA Music Festival,” said Bryan. “The entire town of Nashville turns into one big party and performing at LP Field becomes one of the best shows we play all year.” “CMA Music Fest is special to The Band Perry because we love spending time with our fans,” said Perry.

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Ricky Skaggs and Sawyer Brown Take Center Stage at Shipshewana’s Blue Gate Theater

Two legendary music headliners bring their acts to The Blue Gate Theater in Shipshewana May 4 and 5. Fourteen-time Grammy winner Ricky Skaggs, and 6-time Country Group of the Year Sawyer Brown will light up the Shipshewana stage. Fourteen-time Grammy winner Ricky Skaggs opens this blockbuster weekend lineup with a 6 p.m. show on Friday, May 4. On Saturday, the high-energy band Sawyer Brown will light up the Shipshewana theater with its crowd-pleasing show, also beginning at 6 p.m. At 21, the Kentucky-born Skaggs was already considered a master musician, and he continues to do his part to lead the recent roots revival in music. The diverse and masterful tones made by the gifted Skaggs come from a life dedicated to playing music that is both fed by the soul and felt by the heart. Skaggs received his first mandolin at the age of five. By age seven, Skaggs had made his Grand Ole Opry debut and performed with bluegrass legends Flatt & Scruggs on their popular syndicated television show, for which he earned his first paycheck for a musical performance.

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