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APA Kicks Off IEBA Week In Nashville

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APA Kicks Off IEBA Week In Nashville
Nashville, Tenn. (October 22, 2013) –  APA agents and artists celebrate the kick-off of the 43rd Annual IEBA Conference during their showcase Sunday night in Nashville at the new Omni Hotel.  The SRO show hosted by Goldy Locks featured performances by Sundy Best, Tonic, Tom Keifer of Cinderella, Charlie Daniels and Chris Cagle.

APA Staffers: Back row L-R: Chris Looney (Agent), Heath Baumhor (Agent), Craig Newman (Agent), Jim Gosnell (President/CEO), Jackie Knobbe (Agent), Frank Wing (Senior Vice President), Steve Lassiter (Senior Vice President/Partner), Bonnie Sugarman (Senior Vice President) and Andrew Buck (Agent).
APA Artists/Agent: Front Row: Nick Jamerson (Sundy Best), Kris Bentley (Sundy Best), Lee Greenwood, Charlie Daniels, Tom Keifer, Lee Roy Parnell and APA’s Ray Shelide. 
Showcase emcee Goldy Locks; Surprise guest Charlie Daniels


Lee Greenwood, Lee Roy Parnell, Charlie Daniels and APA President/CEO Jim Gosnell.

Photos by Bev Moser, Moments by Moser

Lee Greenwood to Release GREATEST HITS: LIVE Later This Year

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Lee Greenwood to Release GREATEST HITS: LIVE Later This Year

Fans invited to help choose the songs and submit photos for album cover artwork

LeeGreenwood_publicity_lrg_cropNashville, Tenn. (June 13, 2013) – Not many times can an artist experience a “first” when they’ve had an expansive career such as Lee Greenwood.  But, that is exactly what the Grammy award winning singer/songwriter will be working on the latter part of this year – his first LIVE album.

Greenwood will release a GREATEST HITS: LIVE CD later this year. This project will be recorded between July 3rd and July 6th during his summer touring schedule. Said Greenwood of the upcoming project, “This is 100% about the fans. We will let the fans choose the songs that will be included on the recording and we will let the fans submit their very own concert photos to be included in the cover artwork. This is completely for them all the way!” Fans are encouraged to submit song selections and photography to liverecording@leegreenwood.com or through any of Lee’s social media properties.

Capping off a whirlwind week at CMA Music Fest with a performance at LP Field, Greenwood will continue touring across the US this summer.  His spotlight exhibit, Lee Greenwood: American Patriot will remain on display at The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum until Spring 2014.

Announced Tour Dates Include:
Jun 21  Barboursville, WV / Village of Barboursville Amphitheatre
Jun 28  Clinton, MO / Olde Glory Days Festival
Jun 30  Milner, GA / Rock Springs Church
July 03  Hot Springs, AR / Oaklawn Race Track
July 04  Bossier City, LA / Margaritaville Resort & Casino
July 05  Ft. Leavenworth, KS / USAG Ft. Leavenworth (open to public)
July 06  Williams Bay, WI / Ferro Pavillion
July 13  Cayce, SC / 3 Rivers Music Festival
July 20  Columbus, OH / Greater Columbus Convention Center
Aug 24  Ripley, OH / Ohio Farmer’s Festival
Aug 29  Syracuse, NY / New York State Fair
Sep 27  Branson, MO / Andy Williams Moon River Theatre
Sep 28  Branson, MO / Andy Williams Moon River Theatre
Nov 01  Cranston, RI / Park Theatre
Nov 02  Sellersville, PA / Sellersville Theatre 1894
Nov 03  Oneonta, NY / Foothills Performing Arts Center
Nov 09  The Colony, TX / American Heroes Festival
Nov 22  Nashville, TN / Bridgestone Arena
Dec 09  Johnstown, CO / Candlelight Dinner Playhouse
Dec 10  Johnstown, CO / Candlelight Dinner Playhouse
Dec 11  Johnstown, CO / Candlelight Dinner Playhouse
Dec 14  Ft. Yates, ND / Pavillion at Prairie Knights w/Crystal Gayle

ABOUT GREENWOOD:
Throughout his expansive career, international country music star Lee Greenwood has earned multiple CMA and ACM Awards as well as a Grammy Award. His discography includes twenty-two studio albums, seven compilation albums and thirty-eight singles including hits like “Ring On Her Finger, Time On Her Hands,” “Dixie Road,” and “Somebody’s Gonna Love You,” among numerous others.  He’s been honored with the prestigious National Patriot’s Award, presented by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society and entertained troops on more than 30 USO Tours. In November 2008, President George W. Bush appointed Greenwood to a six-year term as a council member on the National Endowment for the Arts.  The California native wrote his second book in 2012, a collection of inspirational essays titled “Does God Still Bless the USA; A Plea for a Better America” (Tate Publishing). His latest project, a seven song EP,I Want to Be In Your World, features more songs penned by Greenwood as well as him on saxophone.  Lee and his wife, Kimberly, a former Miss Tennessee, currently reside in Nashville and have two sons.

For more information on Lee Greenwood, visit www.LeeGreenwood.com

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APA Nashville Salutes Lee Greenwood’s Contributions To Country Music

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APA Nashville Salutes Lee Greenwood’s Contributions To Country Music

Greenwood celebrates Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum spotlight exhibit, 30th Anniversary of “God Bless The USA” and 2013 CMA Music Festival performance

Pictured (from L-R): APA Nashville's Steve Lassiter, Lee Greenwood's manager Jerry Bentley, Lee Greenwood, Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum Director Kyle Young, APA Nashville's Bonnie Sugarman and Ray Shelide
Pictured (from L-R):
APA Nashville’s Steve Lassiter, Lee Greenwood’s manager Jerry Bentley, Lee Greenwood, Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum Director Kyle Young, APA Nashville’s Bonnie Sugarman and Ray Shelide
Nashville, Tenn. (May 13, 2013) — APA Nashville salutes Lee Greenwood upon the opening of the country music legend’s spotlight exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, the 30th anniversary of his iconic heartfelt anthem,“God Bless The USA,” and his return to CMA Music Festival with a performance in June.  The Lee Greenwood: American Patriot spotlight exhibit, which opened last Friday at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and will run through April 25, 2014, is housed within the museum’s permanent third floor exhibit and will feature Greenwood’s personal costumes and memorabilia spanning the 50 years of his extraordinary career.
Greenwood’s work with the armed forces includes more than 30 USO tours, which resulted in his being honored with the prestigious National Patriot’s Award presented by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.  In November 2008, President George W. Bush appointed Lee to a six-year term as a council member on the National Endowment for the Arts.

“Lee is an American musical icon,” commented APA Nashville’s Steve Lassiter.  “His talents, integrity and unwavering commitment to our military, both active and retired, is nothing less than stellar.”

Greenwood is also celebrating the 30th anniversary of his signature song, “God Bless The USA,” which became a Top 10 Country hit in 1984, earning him the CMA Song of the Year Award in 1985.  Produced by Jerry Crutchfield, this American tribute to patriotism remains one of our country’s most popular and recognizable anthems.

As he continues to tour on a regular basis, Greenwood will return to the CMA Music Festival next month with a performance on Sunday evening, June 9, at LP Field.

ABOUT LEE GREENWOOD
Greenwood has enjoyed numerous other hits, and he scored 20 Top Ten hits between 1983 and 1990.  Among them were the chart-toppers “Somebody’s Gonna Love You,” “Going, Going, Gone” and “Dixie Road.”  He has earned numerous industry awards, including Male Vocalist of the Year (Academy of Country Music, 1983), Male Vocalist of the Year (Country Music Association, 1983 and 1984) and a Grammy award for Top Male Vocal Performance in 1985 for “I.O.U.”  His current EP, I WANT TO BE IN YOUR WORLD, was released in 2011.  In 2012, Lee released his book, DOES GOD STILL BLESS THE USA.  He devotes much of his free time to various charitable organizations.

Catch up on the latest Lee Greenwood news HERE and follow Lee on Facebookand Twitter for ongoing updates.

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JASON ALDEAN AND LEE GREENWOOD SURPRISE GUESTS AT CHARLIE DANIELS’ SCHOLARSHIP FOR HEROES CONCERT AT LIPSCOMB UNIVERSITY

JASON ALDEAN AND LEE GREENWOOD SURPRISE GUESTS AT CHARLIE DANIELS’ SCHOLARSHIP FOR HEROES CONCERT AT LIPSCOMB UNIVERSITY

IOSTUDIO EVENT FEATURED CHARLIE DANIELS, RETURNING PERFORMERS CHRIS YOUNG AND THE GRASCALS, AS WELL AS KENI THOMAS AND BLEACH TO SUPPORT LIPSCOMB’S YELLOW RIBBON PROGRAM

Nashville, TN (March 6, 2013) – The legendary Charlie Daniels was surprised while hosting a special free concert last night to support Lipscomb University’s Yellow Ribbon Enhancement Program as part of the Charlie Daniels’ Scholarship for Heroes event.  Fellow patriots and country stars, the multi-platinum, multi-award winning chart-topper Jason Aldean and the GRAMMY® award-winning Lee Greenwood walked unannounced onto the stage to offer their support for our military.  The concert also featured return performances by Chris Young and The Grascals, as well as Keni Thomas, Bleach and Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Sparky Matejka, and included a presentation with Mary Byers, President of Gold Star Mothers, Inc., an organization of mothers who have lost sons or daughters while in service of their country.
“The motto for the USO is ‘until they all come home.’ Last night’s event at Lipscomb addressed the fact that many did not come home,” explained Greenwood.  “I’m proud to have been a part of this event and congratulate my friend Charlie Daniels for being a leader in our Nashville community.”

Daniels, a staunch supporter of the military, was pleased with the event and the support by the community.  Corporate sponsors and donors included iostudio, Humana, Waltrip Brothers’ Charity Championship, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Twice Daily, Bridgestone, Chase, Operation Homefront, Clear Channel, Dollywood, Shofner Vision Center, Trauger & Tuke, Glover Group Entertainment, SunTrust and DSI.

“We have so many heroes whose needs fly below our radar,” said Daniels. “This shouldn’t be happening and this event is helping to make sure it doesn’t.”

For more information on Lipscomb University’s Yellow Ribbon Enhancement Program, call 615-966-5176 or visit lipscomb.edu/campuslife/veterans.

ABOUT THE FEDERAL YELLOW RIBBON PROGRAM:
In 2009, the Post-9/11 GI Bill was established as an education benefit program for individuals who served on active duty after Sept. 11, 2001. It is administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Based on a veteran’s length of service, he or she may be eligible to receive the cost of tuition and fees, not to exceed the most expensive in-state institution of higher education.

ABOUT LIPSCOMB UNIVERSITY’S YELLOW RIBBON ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM:
For veterans who qualify for 100 percent of the Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits, Lipscomb University has committed to allocate the necessary funds to allow them to earn a tuition-free undergraduate degree through the Yellow Ribbon Enhancement Program. The university also offers qualifying student veterans a variety of graduate degrees tuition-free or at a greatly reduced tuition rate. Lipscomb University officials believe strongly in helping open doors for student veterans through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Since its inception in fall 2009, Lipscomb’s Yellow Ribbon Program has grown from 20 original participants to more than 150 veterans enrolled this spring. Students have performed well academically with 71 percent of currently enrolled student veterans maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA, with 13 percent of those maintaining a perfect 4.0 GPA.  “Our veterans know that freedom isn’t free, but we think their education should be. At Lipscomb we have a very unique opportunity to help open doors for our veterans through higher education,” said Jim Humphrey, Assistant Dean of Campus Life and Director of Veterans Services at Lipscomb.

For more information about Lipscomb University’s Yellow Ribbon Enhancement Program, call 615-966-5176 or visit veterans.lipscomb.edu.

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ALAN JACKSON, TRAVIS TRITT, PAM TILLIS, PATTY LOVELESS, TRACY LAWRENCE, KATHY MATTEA, JOE DIFFIE, MARK CHESNUTT, T. GRAHAM BROWN, AND MORE JOIN GEORGE JONES FOR HIS FINAL NASHVILLE CONCERT

ALAN JACKSON, TRAVIS TRITT, PAM TILLIS, PATTY LOVELESS, TRACY LAWRENCE, KATHY MATTEA, JOE DIFFIE, MARK CHESNUTT, T. GRAHAM BROWN, AND MORE JOIN GEORGE JONES FOR HIS FINAL NASHVILLE CONCERT

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2013
AT NASHVILLE’S BRIDGESTONE ARENA

Celeb Q&A George JonesNashville, TN (March 7, 2013) – With the SOLD OUT final concert already hosting top names in all genres of music including Garth Brooks, Kid Rock, Kenny Rogers, and Randy Travis among others, George Jones is excited to announce his dear friends and fellow Grand Ole Opry members Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt and other performers from his hit song “I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair” will join him onstage.  Pam Tillis, Kathy Mattea, Tracy Lawrence, Patty Loveless, Joe Diffie, Mark Chesnutt, and T. Graham Brown latest additions to concert lineup.  The event, which will soon be dubbed the Country Music Event of the Year, has already announced Dierks Bentley, Charlie Daniels, Jamey Johnson, Montgomery Gentry, Shelby Lynne, Sam Moore, Lorrie Morgan, The Oak Ridge Boys, Randy Travis, Tanya Tucker, Josh Turner and Gene Watson as participating in the evening of music.

In addition, Brenda Lee, John Conlee, Lee Greenwood, Eddy Raven, The Roys, Janie Fricke, T.G. Sheppard, Dailey & Vincent, Gary Morris, Jessi Colter, Bobby Bare, Jim Ed Brown, Little Jimmy Dickens, Stonewall Jackson and more will all take the stage during the finale performance.

More stars are expected to be announced as performers gear up to pay tribute to one of the world’s most accomplished recording artists.

“Alan and Denise Jackson have been friends of Nancy and I for years, so this show wouldn’t be the same without him,” says George Jones.  “I am also so grateful that my dear friend Garth Brooks is going to be on stage with me.  I am not sure who will be crying more, me or him.”

George Jones, often referred to as the “the greatest living country singer” will mark the end of an era with 2013’s farewell tour titled “The Grand Tour”. The tour is expected to make approximately 44 stops this year. 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 be part of each night’s set list, along with plenty of guests and surprises.

About George Jones
George Jones is 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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“GOD BLESS THE USA” CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY & ITS ENDURING MARK ON AMERICAN CULTURE

“GOD BLESS THE USA” CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY & ITS ENDURING MARK ON AMERICAN CULTURE

1lgNASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 23, 2013) – From times of great national tragedy to times of joyous patriotic celebration, the words of “God Bless the USA” have stood as one of our country’s most beloved anthems and the cornerstone song of those that best encompass pride in America. So much so, that CBS.com called the song, “the most recognizable patriotic song in the country.”

Written by Grammy Award winning country star Lee Greenwood in 1983, the iconic song marks its 30th anniversary this year. Its life to date includes the distinction of being the only song of any genre to skyrocket up the sales charts multiple times since its original release in 1984. Radio stations and fans alike returned to the song in 1991 during the Gulf War, in 2001 following 9/11, in 2003 during the war in Iraq, and in 2009 following Hurricane Katrina.

“God Bless the USA” had a resurgence in 2011, when Beyoncé recorded the song offering proceeds of the download to benefit the New York Police & Fire Widows’ & Children’s Benefit Fund. That same year, it was the winning song on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” and performed on “American Idol.”

Greenwood wrote “God Bless the USA” in response to the hurt and anger he felt following the downing of a Korean jet on a flight from New York to Seoul with 269 passengers aboard, including 63 Americans. Russian authorities shot the plane from the sky, killing all aboard because “they thought the airliner was on a spy mission.”

“I saw the senseless strike as a personal attack against our countrymen and it moved me to put pen to paper,” says Greenwood. “The song came so easily, it nearly wrote itself.”

The song hit an emotional chord with the American populace as well and “God Bless the USA” was named “Song of the Year” in 1985 at the CMA Awards.

“After 9/11, it was a song of unity and rebuilding and after Hurricane Katrina, it was a song for life and hope. It just makes me really proud that I’ve done something for the country and for my family. It’s my family’s heritage,” Greenwood told AOL’s The Boot.

Announced Tour Dates Include:
February 8, 2013 – Nashville, TN – Grand Ole Opry
March 2, 2013 – Rocky Mount, NC
March 10, 2013 – Washington, D.C. – Constitution Hall
May 25, 2013 – Gulfport, MS
June 30, 2013 – Milner, GA
July 3 – Hot Springs, AK
July 6 – Williams Bay, WI
July 20, 2013 – Columbus OH

ABOUT GREENWOOD:
Throughout his expansive career, international country music star Lee Greenwood has earned multiple CMA and ACM Awards as well as a Grammy Award. His discography includes twenty-two studio albums, seven compilation albums and thirty-eight singles including hits like “Ring On Her Finger, Time On Her Hands,” “Dixie Road,” and “Somebody’s Gonna Love You,” among numerous others. He’s been honored with the prestigious National Patriot’s Award, presented by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society and entertained troops on more than 30 USO Tours. In November 2008, President George W. Bush appointed Greenwood to a six-year term as a council member on the National Endowment for the Arts. The California native wrote his second book in 2012, a collection of inspirational essays titled “Does God Still Bless the USA; A Plea for a Better America” (Tate Publishing). His latest project, a seven song EP, I Want to Be In Your World, features more songs penned by Greenwood as well as him on saxophone. Lee and his wife, Kimberly, a former Miss Tennessee, currently reside in Nashville and have two sons.

For more information on Lee Greenwood, visit www.LeeGreenwood.com

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