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THE CHARLIE DANIELS & FRIENDS ANNUAL CHRISTMAS 4 KIDS BENEFIT CONCERT RAISED FUNDS FOR UPCOMING KIDS SHOPPING DAY, DEC 17TH

Source: Webster PR

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GARTH BROOKS MADE SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
IN HONOR OF HIS LATE BUS DRIVER JIM PAYNE
Watch video announcement here: Watch | Download

Christmas4Kids_logo_lrgNASHVILLE, Tenn. (December 5, 2013) – Award-winning music Icon Charlie Daniels, who hosts the annual Charlie Daniels & Friends benefit concert for Christmas for Kids, was thrilled to help raise more than enough funds for the upcoming kids shopping day, December 17th.   The money generated by the concert is used to give over 400 Nashville area children from 29 different schools, a day-long shopping excursion at the Hendersonville Wal-Mart.

Fellow artists Justin Moore, Sawyer Brown, Phil Vassar, and Rodney Atkins joined Daniels for his annual concert, which takes place at the Ryman Auditorium and was SOLD OUT.  During that show, Garth Brooks made a special video announcement [ watch | download ] in support of his longtime friend and bus driver Jim Payne, how passed away earlier this year.  Jim and his wife Carla have served on the Board of Directors of Christmas for Kids for many years.

“For me, especially, Christmas for Kids is always about Jim Payne. Jim and Carla are just so sweet people that believe in this effort so so much, so tonight we would like to announce that we are starting the Jim and Carla Payne Foundation for Christmas for Kids,” says Garth Brooks.  “We are going to make sure these kids have a Christmas long after, well unfortunately Jim, we are going make sure that this thing lives forever. It’s gonna live past me and it’s gonna live past all of you.  We are going to make sure of it.  Christmas for Kids can’t thank you guys enough. Thanks for what you are doing for the kids because the true meaning of Christmas is making sure every kid has enough.”

Christmas 4 Kids is a not-for-profit organization that has been in existence for over 25 years providing many children, each year, with their very own shopping spree.

“Big hats off and a big thanks to Charlie Daniels, I love you pal.  Can’t thank you enough for doing this for the kids,” adds Brooks.

The special day for those children that participate in Christmas for Kids consists of a chauffeured trip from their school aboard an entertainer’s luxury tour bus, dinner, and a party hosted by Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Hendersonville Expo Center. To wrap up the day, the tour buses journey to the Hendersonville, Tennessee, Wal-Mart, where the kids receive a brand new winter coat, and $150.00 to spend on anything they want!

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KENNY CHESNEY, TIM McGRAW, THE DIXIE CHICKS, RANDY TRAVIS, PHIL VASSAR, SCOTTY McCREERY, BRANTLEY GILBERT AND MORE SET FOR CRAVEN COUNTRY JAMBOREE

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KENNY CHESNEY, TIM McGRAW, THE DIXIE CHICKS, RANDY TRAVIS, PHIL VASSAR, SCOTTY McCREERY, BRANTLEY GILBERT AND MORE SET FOR CRAVEN COUNTRY JAMBOREE

The World’s Greatest Country Music Festival set for July 11 – 14, 2013;
Weekend tickets available for $179 until June 1st at cravencountryjamboree.com

Craven, Saskatchewan (May 27, 2013) – The Craven Country Jamboree continues to astound with the amazing lineup set to play the World’s Greatest Country Music Festival from July 11-14, 2013 in Craven Saskatchewan. Once again, long-time weekend hosts, Williams and Ree, will serve as festival ambassadors.

“This may be the lineup to end all lineups,” said Troy Vollhoffer, executive producer. “We are always proud to bring the biggest and the best acts that are available, but this year I think we’ve outdone ourselves. The lineup is deep with a great mix of young, classic, and a trio of superstars. There is definitely something here for everyone. It’s going to be an explosive show in 2013.”

Tickets are still available at $179, but they won’t last long. Ticket prices will increase to $199 on June 1st.  Visit cravencountryjamboree.com to purchase tickets and camping.

Thursday, July 11 (Beer Garden kick-off party)
8:00 pm – Williams & Ree
9:00 pm – Phil Vassar

Friday, July 12
4:00 pm – Small Town Pistols
5:30 pm – Sawyer Brown
7:00 pm – Brantley Gilbert
9:00 pm – Tim McGraw

Saturday, July 13
2:30 pm – High Valley
4:00 pm – Williams and Ree
5:30 pm – Randy Travis
7:00 pm – Doc Walker
9:00 pm – The Dixie Chicks

Sunday, July 14
1:00 pm – CKRM Big Talent Contest Winner
2:30 pm – Bill Anderson
4:00 pm – Gloriana
5:30 pm – Chad Brownlee
7:00 pm – Scotty McCreery
8:30 pm – Kenny Chesney

About Craven Country Jamboree:
The Craven Country Jamboree is the longest running music festival in Canada offering an amazing experience on the same picturesque site for over 30 years.

In July, fans enjoy world-class entertainment and quaint prairie charm. The festival attracts super stars like Kenny Chesney, George Strait and Taylor Swift, and features new Canadian talent each year.

Besides the main stage talent, the Pump Roadhouse beer gardens features fun local acts to the thousands of people attending each night. As well, there are plenty of ther activities to keep fans entertained like bull-riding demonstrations, a hypnotist, a song-writers circle, and Circus Electronica, an electronic dance party.

Across the river, the Craven Country Jamboree can accommodate 8,500 campers, easily becoming the third largest town in Saskatchewan each year.

With its storied history, famous performers, and friendly appeal, the Craven Country Jamboree puts Canada on the map on the world stage of festivals.

For more information, visit Craven Country Jamboree at www.cravencountryjamboree.com, like us on Facebook at www.fb.com/cravencountryjamboree, or follow @CCJsask.
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APA NASHVILLE SIGNS PIANO MAN PHIL VASSAR

APA NASHVILLE SIGNS PIANO MAN PHIL VASSAR
APA_PhilVassar_lrgNashville, TN (April 22, 2013) – APA Nashville has signed chart-topping, multi award-winning singer / songwriter and “piano man” Phil Vassar to its talent roster, it was announced today by APA’s Jeff Howard.  Vassar’s current single “Love Is Alive” earned BILLBOARD’s coveted “Hot Shot Debut” designation, launching with nearly 900,000 audience impressions at the 30-plus stations monitored by Nielsen BDS.  The tune is impacting BILLBOARD’S Country Airplay chart, holding the #48 spot this week. The Lyric Video for “Love is Alive” has just been released and can be seen HERE.

“Phil is an accomplished musician and writer, a true artist with one of the most engaging live shows out there,” commented Howard.  “We are beyond excited about his joining the APA team.”

A multiple award-winning artist (ASCAP Songwriter of the Year x2, BILLBOARD Country Songwriter of the Year), Vassar has earned Top 5 placement seven times with songs “Carlene,” “Last Day of My Life,” “American Child” and others.  He also topped the charts with “In A Real Love” and the perennial favorite, “Just Another Day in Paradise.”   Known as one of Nashville’s top tunesmiths, Vassar has been recognized by his peers, with numerous other artists including Tim McGraw (“My Next Thirty Years,”) Alan Jackson (“She’s Right On The Money”) and Jo Dee Messina (“Bye, Bye” and “I’m Alright”) have taken Vassar’s tunes to #1 positions.

Recently, the Virginia native hosted special guest Charlie Daniels and other artists at his fifth annual benefit for The Miller Home For Girls in Lynchburg, VA.  Established in 1875, The Miller Home provides care and guidance to non-delinquent girls ages 4-21 who cannot live with their own families.  Fans can read more about Phil’s music, his charitable endeavors and more at www.philvassar.com.

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Source: Webster PR Press Release