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Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert and Brantley Gilbert set to headline Country Thunder Wisconsin in 2014!

Source: Webster PR

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CountryThunder_logo_lrgTWIN LAKES, Wisc. (December 2, 2013) – Country Thunder is preparing for a massive musical onslaught from July 24-27, 2014. Country music fans will two-step the night away with Jason Aldean, reigning ACM “Male Vocalist of the Year.” Aldean brings the power to the party wherever he performs. Alongside powerhouse Aldean is four time and current ACM and CMA female vocalist of the year Miranda Lambert. With her massive catalogue of hits, her high-energy show and her fiery personality, fans will come to see the real face of new country music.But that’s not all. 2013 ACM Top New Male Artist Brantley Gilbert is also coming to this party. The outlaw country boy who’s also a bit of a heart-throb, is the real deal, delivering the hits that he’s written for others, and a set of tunes that will raise the temperature through the roof in Twin Lakes in July!

Joining these three powerhouses, are some names everyone will know. The festival site will become a massive sing-a-long when the likes of Gary AllanSawyer BrownCraig MorganMark ChesnuttJoe Diffie, and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band hit the stage. “Fishin’ in the Dark” is the unofficial Wisconsin state song… right?Joining these legendary acts are some of the hottest artists up and coming in country music. Enter Colt FordCharlie WorshamWill Hoge, and Chad Brownlee with a few acts still to be announced and you’ve got the makings of an epic weekend of country music.

“We feel it’s important to get the right mix of talent every year,” said Troy Vollhoffer, executive producer. “We think we’ve gotten it right yet again. Our headliners are incredibly strong and we’ve backed them up with a good mix of hot, young talent, and classic artists who appeal to our entire demographic. We know that our fans are going to have a blast this summer!”

Four day passes are still available for only $130, but that price won’t last! Get your tickets today before they go up at midnight tonight to $160. A Country Thunder ticket is the easiest gift anyone can give and it’s an amazing value. Visit www.countrythunder.com or call 866-802-6418 to purchase tickets or for more festival information. Also receive CT updates directly to your mobile phone by texting WISCONSIN to 74455. Like us on Facebook at: facebook.com/countrythunderusa and follow us on Twitter at: twitter.com/countrythunder.

Every year without fail, Country Thunder Wisconsin fans come out in droves to Twin Lakes, Wis., for the premier country music and lifestyles event. In addition to award-winning music featuring the hottest acts from yesterday and today, patrons enjoy tasty food and beverages, incredible shopping, thrill rides, camping and much more. Electronic Thunder, featuring DJs spinning country, red dirt and rock and giving it an EDM/club twist, offers late-night entertainment to festival-goers.

Country Thunder is thrilled to be working with WXXQ in Rockford, IL, WMIL in Milwaukee, WI, WMAD in Madison, WI and WJVL in Janesville, WI again in 2014. Listen to our exclusive radio partners for chances to win prizes you won’t find anywhere else!

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Country Thunder Arizona Brings Out the Heavy Artillery in 2014!

Source: Webster PR

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CountryThunder_logo_lrgFLORENCE, Ariz. (November 30, 2013) – Country Thunder is preparing for a massive musical onslaught in the desert from April 10-13, 2014. Country music fans will two-step the night away with Jason Aldean, reigning ACM “Male Vocalist of the Year.” Aldean brings the power to the party wherever he performs. Alongside powerhouse Aldean is the firecracker artist herself, Miranda Lambert. With her massive catalogue of hits, her high-energy show and her fiery personality, fans will come to see the real face of new country music.

Also headlining, The Band Perry, the family trio that embraces that old trusted adage of any good music – the hook. And they have a lot of great hooks. Add to that Kimberly Perry’s lusty, belting voice, and fans will be lost in the maelstrom of music that is The Band Perry.

Joining these three powerhouses, are some names everyone will know. The festival site will become a massive sing-a-long when the likes of Sawyer BrownCraig MorganMark ChesnuttJoe Diffie, and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band hit the stage. Joining these legendary acts are some of the hottest artists up and coming in country music. Enter Charlie WorshamWill Hoge, and Chad Brownlee, with a few acts still to be announced and you’ve got the makings of an epic weekend of country music.

“We feel it’s important to get the right mix of talent every year,” said Troy Vollhoffer, executive producer. “We think we’ve gotten it right yet again. Our headliners are incredibly strong and we’ve backed them up with a good mix of hot, young talent, and classic artists who appeal to our entire demographic. We know that our fans are going to have a blast this spring!”

Four day passes are still available for only $99, but that price won’t last! Get your tickets today before they go up at midnight tonight to $130. A Country Thunder ticket is the easiest gift anyone can give and it’s an amazing value. Visit www.countrythunder.com or call 866-802-6418 to purchase tickets or for more festival information. Also receive CT updates directly to your mobile phone by texting ARIZONA to 74455. Like us on Facebook at: facebook.com/countrythunderusa and follow us on Twitter at: twitter.com/countrythunder.

Set against the backdrop of the Arizona desert, Country Thunder offers its patrons much more than your typical music festival. With thousands descending on Florence, Arizona every year for the full-fan experience, the limitless activities include camping, thrill rides, amazing food, specialty item vendors, and much more. Electric Thunder, the latest addition to the Country Thunder experience is where the party keeps going all night long.  DJs are spinning country, red dirt, and rock while giving a EDM/club twist.

Country Thunder radio partners include KMLE in Phoenix and KIIM in Tucson.  Listen to our exclusive radio partners for giveaways and prizes you won’t find anywhere else!

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PLAYIN’ POSSUM! THE FINAL NO SHOW RELEASES FULL PERFORMER LIST (WITH A FEW SURPRISES!!)

Source: Webster PR

Special VIP package available at www.georgejones.com

Nashville, Tenn. (October 30, 2013) – Recognized worldwide as the “greatest living country singer,” George Jones represented everything about Country Music and was loved by fellow artists, musicians, producers, publishers, songwriters, video directors and industry executives.  On November 22nd, Nashville and beyond will honor the music legend with an all-star tribute, the date that George was to perform the final show of his illustrious career.

“I am so excited how this show has evolved and I will be forever grateful to the artists that are coming to honor George,” says Nancy Jones.  “The evening might be long, but I don’t think people will be upset as they will witness the best musical tribute Nashville has ever seen with so many artists performing George Jones songs.”

Playin’ Possum! The Final NO SHOW talent list: (in alphabetical order based on first name, not order of performance)
Alabama, Alan Jackson, Baillie & the Boys, Big & Rich, Bill Anderson, Blake Shelton, Bobby Bare, Brad Paisley, Brenda Lee, Chad Warrix (Halfway to Hazzard), Charlie Daniels, Collin Raye, Craig Morgan, Dailey & Vincent, Daryle Singletary, Dierks Bentley, Eddy Raven, Emmylou Harris, Eric Church, Eric Lee Beddingfield, Gary Morris, George Strait, Greg Bates, Gretchen Wilson, Jamey Johnson, Janie Fricke, Jeanne Pruett, Jeannie Seely, Jessi Colter, Jett Williams, Jim Ed Brown, Jim Lauderdale, Jimmy C. Newman, Jimmy Wayne, John Conlee, John Michael Montgomery, Josh Turner, Kathy Mattea, Kentucky Headhunters, Kid Rock, Larry Gatlin, Lee Ann Womack, Lee Greenwood, Leona Williams, Lisa Matassa, Little Jimmy Dickens, Lorrie Morgan, Lynn Anderson, Mandy Barnett, Mark Collie, Martina McBride, Megadeth, Miranda Lambert, Montgomery Gentry, The Oak Ridge Boys, Pam Tillis, Patty Loveless, Ray Stevens, Reba McEntire, Rodney Atkins, Ronnie McDowell, The Roys, Sam Moore, Shooter Jennings, Stonewall Jackson, Suzy Bogguss, T. Graham Brown, Tanya Tucker, Teea Goans, TG Sheppard, Thompson Square, Tracy Lawrence, Travis Tritt, and Vince Gill … plus some surprise guests!!!!

Although the show is SOLD OUT, a special VIP package which includes a show ticket, a VIP pre-show reception with Nancy Jones, and other special items are available on a limited basis.  These packages are only available at www.georgejones.com.

Playin’ Possum! The Final NO SHOW is being produced by Mike Smardak of Outback Concerts, with Suzzane Skinner serving as Talent Producer, Kirt Webster serving as Show Producer, Bobby Birkhead serving as Music Director, Sherry Hohimer handling VIP ticketing, fan club, and serving as assistant to Nancy Jones, and Getty Images will serve as exclusive photojournalists for the evening.

About George Jones
George Jones was the #2 best-charting country artist of all time, with a staggering list of hit singles since the ‘50s.  The Beaumont, Texas native also has 143 Top 40 hits to his name, has received two Grammy Awards, was a 2008 Kennedy Center Honor recipient, is a Country Music Hall of Fame member, was presented with a GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 and holds a National Medal of Arts medallion.

George Jones, often referred to as the “the greatest living country singer” was on his farewell tour titled “The Grand Tour,” when he passed away. The icon’s hits, “I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair”, “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes”, “White Lightning” and “He Stopped Loving Her Today” will surely become standards for honky-tonk cover bands for years to come.

For more information on George Jones, please visit www.georgejones.com

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“PLAYIN’ POSSUM! THE FINAL NO SHOW”

Source: Webster PR

“PLAYIN’ POSSUM! THE FINAL NO SHOW” HAS ADDED BRAD PAISLEY, MARTINA McBRIDE, LORETTA LYNN, RONNIE MILSAP, BIG & RICH, LEE ANN WOMACK, CRAIG MORGAN, THOMPSON SQUARE, BILL ANDERSON AND MEGADETH AS PERFORMERS ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2013 AT NASHVILLE’S BRIDGESTONE ARENA

GJ_PlayinPossum_RGB_medNashville, Tenn. (October 8, 2013) – Today, Nancy Jones revealed additional talent for what would have been George Jones’ final concert appearance in Nashville, Tennessee, on November 22, 2013 but is now a tribute to the country music legend.  In addition, “Playin’ Possum! The Final NO Show” has been dubbed the official name of the event.

“The evening of George Jones songs is going to be the best musical tribute Nashville has ever seen,” says Nancy Jones.  “We have many surprises planned, and I just wish George could be here to see what we are doing for him.”

The SOLD OUT tribute concert will feature performances by Brad Paisley, Martina McBride, Big & Rich, Loretta Lynn, Lee Ann Womack, Craig Morgan, Thompson Square, Ronnie Milsap, Bill Anderson and rockers Megadeth. Previously announced performers include Kid Rock, George Strait, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Alan Jackson, Dierks Bentley, Reba McEntire, Alabama, Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker, Josh Turner, The Oak Ridge Boys, Charlie Daniels, Jamey Johnson, Montgomery Gentry, Sam Moore, and others.

“George Jones had a way of putting his finger right into your wounds and letting you know, ‘I understand. I know your pain.’ While ‘Wild Irish Rose,’ may be an unexpected choice with so many great songs to choose from, it is a perfect example of Mr. Jones way of reaching inside every one of us, and making us aware that we all have pain. By far the most pain a man can endure, sadly as so many of our Vietnam Vets know, is to come home and find no one wants him. In the end, as so many do, they end their days inside of a bottle, as “Rose” knows too well,” says Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine.

George Jones, often referred to as the “the greatest living country singer” was on his farewell tour titled “The Grand Tour,” when he passed away. The icon’s hits, “I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair”, “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes”, “White Lightning” and “He Stopped Loving Her Today” will surely become standards for honky-tonk cover bands for years to come.

About George Jones
George Jones was the #2 best-charting country artist of all time, with a staggering list of hit singles since the ‘50s.  The Beaumont, Texas native also has 143 Top 40 hits to his name, has received two Grammy Awards, was a 2008 Kennedy Center Honor recipient, is a Country Music Hall of Fame member, was presented with a GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 and holds a National Medal of Arts medallion.

For more information on George Jones, please visit www.georgejones.com

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