NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Grammy-winning Artist Lee Greenwood kicked off Memorial Day weekend Thursday night at the Intrepid Foundation Gala on the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City, Friday morning on the Fox & Friends All-American Summer Concert Series, and Sunday performed “God Bless the U.S.A” at Charlotte Motor Speedway during NASCAR’S Coca-Cola 600. This year’s awe-inspiring pre-race salute to the troops included ground exhibitions and a 20-minute performance by the 82nd Airborne division.
“I’m blessed and honored to have the opportunity to pay tribute to the men and women of our great nation who serve and sacrifice daily to defend our freedom,” said Greenwood.
Tim Atwood‘s forthcoming solo album, Livin The Dream, features the patriotic anthem, “I’ll Stand Up and Say So” which has an equally patriotic story behind it.
In 2017, shortly after performing “I’ll Stand Up and Say So” at one his shows, Tim was gifted a memorial bracelet by an endearing fan. The bracelet was in honorarium of Capt. William D. Grimm, a U.S. Airman who was killed in action during Operation Desert Storm in Iraq. The fan had worn the bracelet continuously for 26 years, and confided that she wanted to pass the bracelet along to Tim to keep Capt. Grimm’s memory alive. Through tear-filled eyes, she told Tim, “It’s time I share this bracelet with you…and it’s time you share Capt. Grimm’s memory with the world.”
“I haven’t taken this bracelet off since I received it,” said Atwood. “Our son served two tours in Iraq in the U.S. Army and came home a Purple Heart Veteran–injured during service. It is by the grace of God that he returned home alive. When I look down at this Memorial bracelet, I am reminded at how close my son came to losing his own life in combat. We owe everything to the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice to ensure our freedoms. Thank you–two little words, but they speak volumes.”
Patrick James Band is also readying his debut solo album, Ride Of A Lifetime, with the first single from the project – the inspiring “Thank You.” Patrick says it’s a song of gratitude for everyone in uniform who has fought to protect our freedoms. He just wanted to thank them personally with a song.
“I always wanted to write something to thank them for what they do; fighting for our freedoms we enjoy. You know, you and I are sitting here today because a lot of people lost their lives for it,” Patrick explains. “To live in the country that we live in, to be able to express ourselves, to be able to live our dreams, that came with a heavy price. I wanted to write a song to all the military and first responders who fight and protect our freedom. Thank you!”
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.@TheLeeGreenwood, @timatwoodmusic & @PatrickJamesBnd celebrate #MemorialDay sharing video tributes to those who serve
Additionally, Gantt will make an appearance on The Country Network as debut single “Ruined This Town” continues to gain momentum on the Music Row Chart.
Nashville, Tenn. – Lee Gantt, who recently debuted his first single “Ruined This Town” is proud to announce that he will be performing at the 2018 CMA Fest inside the Music City Center on the Spotlight Stage. His performance is scheduled for June 9, at 2:00 pm CT, with a 30 minute fan meet-and greet-immediately after his set.
“CMA Music Fest is such an amazing and immersive experience for the Country music fan,” Gantt stated, “and I am so excited to have the opportunity to perform for not only our fans but country music fans from all over the world!”
“Ruined this Town” has been steadily gaining momentum on Music Row’s Country Breakout Chart, having charted only 5 weeks after being added to rotation. Gantt’s debut single has now been added to over 18 station’s regular playlist, and is fast approaching reaching 1000 cumulative spins. Gantt was also named as the featured artist for the week of May 20 on Country AF Radio Las Vegas.
Additionally, Heartland TV Network added “Ruined This Town” to their Country Music Today and Third Shift programs.
Gantt will also be making two separate appearances on The Country Network (TCN): From The Couch & On The Rise which is scheduled to be taped in Nashville in the coming weeks. Air times will be announced at a later date. The Country Network is available coast-to-coast in over 40 markets, reaching over 50 million households.
Lee Gantt On Tour:
MAY 24 Leon’s Garage / Marysville, OH
MAY 25 Papa Boos / Thornville, OH
MAY 26 Utica Ice Cream Festival / Utica, OH
JUN 02 Trotter’s Pub / New Lexington, OH
JUN 05 Tequila Cowboy / Nashville, TN
JUN 07 BB Kings / Nashville, TN
JUN 09 CMA Fest Spotlight Stage / Nashville, TN
JUN 15 Gangster’s Pub / De Graff, OH
JUN 16 T&J’s Smokehouse / Put-In-Bay, OH
JUN 17 T&J’s Smokehouse / Put-In-Bay, OH
JUN 30 92.5 WXTU Yachtstock Riverjam / Philadelphia, PA
JUL 01 The Barn / Zanesville, OH
JUL 04 92.3 WCOL Red, White, & Country @ Flannagan’s Dublin / Columbus, OH
JUL 11 95.1 WGGC Party on the Plaza / Bowling Green, KY
JUL 12 Roberts Park Amphitheater / Connersville, IN
JUL 13 Adams County Fair / West Union, OH
JUL 14 Madison County Fair / London, OH
Click here for the complete tour schedule.
About Lee Gantt:
Lee Gantt hails from Columbus, Ohio, and honed his craft while attending college at The Ohio State University, performing at local clubs around the area. His music reflects the story-telling tradition of artists such as Hank Williams Jr and George Jones, while pushing the musical envelope in a likewise manner to today’s biggest artists such as Eric Church and Jason Aldean. He has opened shows for such chart-topping favorites as Dustin Lynch, Chris Young, and Colt Ford. Gantt has already started to develop a loyal legion of fans who follow him throughout his social networks, and have helped to make his 2017 debut EP Casa Blvd, a critically-acclaimed favorite.
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YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST! @LeeGanttMusic performing at @CountryMusic’s #CMAfest in support of the @CMAFoundation & music education! Catch him on the Spotlight Stage at 2pm on June 9 at Music City Center. #itstartswithME
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Kyle Dillingham is excited to announce that he’ll be making his 2018 CMA Fest debut on the Spotlight Stage inside Music City Center. Dillingham will perform at 1:00 pm CT on June 8, followed by a 30 minute fan meet-and-greet immediately after his performance.
“How very exciting it is to be a new member of this CMA family! An important theme in education is, ‘it’s not what we have, but it’s what we give,’ and we look forward to giving our very best at CMA Fest this year to benefit the CMA foundation’s work enriching music education programs all across the country,” Dillingham commented.
Dillingham is also celebrating a recent invitation to participate in the 2018-2019 American Music Abroad tour season, organized by The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and The Association of American Voices. Dillingham and Horseshoe Road were chosen as one of fifteen ensembles, standing out in an applicant pool of nearly 300.
“We are so excited to announce that we have also been accepted to participate in the 2018-2019 American Music Abroad (AMA) tour season! Having already performed in 37 countries, I look forward to this opportunity to take country music, once again, to new frontiers,” Dillingham said. “Whether at home or abroad, we have an important opportunity everyday to change peoples lives with our music. That’s what we are really talking about here!”
The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is currently working to select the 40+ touring countries for the upcoming round of American Music Abroad, which will be announced at a later date.
Additionally, Kyle Dillingham recently recorded a performance on Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour, which is set to air on June 23 via the program’s broadcast affiliates, and the American Forces Radio Network. WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour is both a radio and television production that airs internationally around the world, and fosters the comradery of both musicians and music lovers to celebrate the traditional American experience through song. Producer and host, Michael Johnathon has garnered mass multi-media attention over the past 15 years, which is filmed in front of a live audience in Lexington, Kentucky.
Kyle Dillingham Show Dates:
MAY 26 Paseo Arts Festival / Oklahoma City, Okla.
JUN 08 CMA Fest Spotlight Stage / Nashville, Tenn.
JUN 14 CHK|Central Boathouse / Oklahoma City, Okla.
JUN 16 The Deli / Norman, Okla.
JUN 23 Americana Fest @ American Banjo Museum / Oklahoma City, Okla.
JUL 19 UCO Jazz Lab / Edmond, Okla.
For more details on show dates, please click here.
About Kyle Dillingham:
Kyle Dillingham picked up the violin when he was nine, and eight years later, he gave two featured performances at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Kyle is now managed by legendary impresario, Jim Halsey, who has guided the careers of many great performers including Roy Clark, The Oak Ridge Boys and James Brown. On stage, Horseshoe Road performs a mix of band originals, classic covers and fiddlin favorites that are sure to have audiences on their feet. Together, they have represented America internationally in 37 countries, energizing audiences everywhere they go.
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YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST! @KyleDillingham performing at @CountryMusic’s #CMAfest in support of the @CMAFoundation & music education! Catch him on the Spotlight Stage at 1pm on June 8 at Music City Center. #itstartswithME
New York, N.Y. – New York, N.Y. – Deana Martin, influential American singer, actor and performer and the very proud daughter of iconic entertainer, Dean Martin, is set to be honored with the official title of Trobairitz by the Friar’s Club in New York City. The prestigious title will be formally presented to Martin on June 4 as part of “A Deana Martin Toast.”
Special guests Joe Mantegna, Joe Piscopo, Tony Lo Bianco, Steve Maglio, Mike Renzi, Sal Viviano, Richard Barone, Joseph Baldasare, Will Griedwald, Bill Boggs and Mike Marino, among others, will host an evening of songs, stories and comedy, as the Friars celebrate Deana and her family legacy.
This coveted title has previously been awarded to several other esteemed female entertainers, including Liza Minnelli, Barbra Streisand, Dionne Warwick and Kristin Chenoweth.
“I’m honored and delighted to receive the title of Trobairitz from the world-famous Friars Club,” Martin explained. “I’m in great company … Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli, Dionne Warwick and Kristen Chenoweth. Apparently, they only give this award to women under 5’6″.”
The event will include a cocktail reception at 6:00 pm, followed by a 7:00 pm dinner prepared by Chef Sal Scognamillo of Patsy’s Restaurant in New York City, and the awards program beginning at 8:30 pm.
For reservations please contact Giuseppe Tarillo at (212) 751-7272.
For additional information on Deana Martin’s appearances and concert events, please visit DeanaMartin.com.
About Deana Martin:
Deana Martin has become an instantly recognizable voice and figure in the pantheon of The Great American Songbook in her own right. Her 2006 debut CD release, ‘Memories Are Made of This,’ stayed in the top ten for 40 consecutive weeks. Her follow-up CD, 2009’s, ‘Volare,’ debuted in the top ten of the Billboard charts, followed by 2011’s seasonal evergreen, ‘White Christmas,’ 2013’s critically acclaimed ‘Destination Moon’ and her latest, 2016’s ‘Swing Street,’ garnered airplay on top jazz, standards and country radio stations, emphasizing her prominent status as a hit recording artist.
As a celebrated author, Deana found herself on the New York Times’ coveted Best Seller list with her 2004 memoir, ‘Memories Are Made of This: Dean Martin Through His Daughter’s Eyes.’ In it, she shares never-before-told stories about her father and his ‘Pallies’. The e-book version returned Ms. Martin to the best-selling book charts in 2015 on Wall Street Journal’s roster of best-selling e-books.
Deana Martin’s Concert Dates:
Aug 12 Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall – Alexandria, Va.
Oct 5/6 The Jazz Corner – Hilton Head, S.C.
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.@DeanaMartin_ set to be bestowed the title of #Trobairitz by the New York City @friarsclub on Jun 4
Greenwood will pay tribute to veterans all week long, kicking off with country celebrations at the Opry, a fleet-week celebration in New York City and NASCAR at Charlotte Motor Speedway
New York City, N.Y. – Grammy-winning Artist Lee Greenwood is set to celebrate Memorial Day with a host of special appearances and performances from May 22 thru May 27.
On Tuesday, May 22 Greenwood will take part in a special “Salute The Troops” night at the Grand Ole Opry with two performances. The Tennessee National Guard Family Programs Organization and the USO will invite men and women of the U.S. military as well as spouses, children, and parents of soldiers serving overseas to walk on the red carpet into the Opry House for the evening’s shows as they salute the troops and the families they leave at home to serve the United States. The public is invited to be part of the honored families’ red carpet arrivals outside the Opry House beginning at 5:45 p.m., and the evening’s Opry performances begin at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Among the other artists scheduled to perform are Trace Adkins, Craig Morgan, Kellie Pickler, Darius Rucker, and more. To purchase tickets, click here.
During the Navy’s annual #fleetweek celebrations in New York City, Greenwood will perform for the The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum’s annual Salute to Freedom gala Thursday, May 24.
On Friday, Greenwood kicks off the Fox & Friends Summer Concert Series from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier Intrepid from 6-9am ET (check your local listings for details).
Saturday May 26 Greenwood will perform at the Great American Beach Party in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. For more information, visit fortlauderdale.gov.
Wrapping up the Memorial Holiday weekend on May 27, Greenwood will perform “God Bless the U.S.A” at Charlotte Motor Speedway during NASCAR’S Coca-Cola 600. This year’s awe-inspiring pre-race salute to the troops also includes ground exhibitions and a 20-minute performance by the 82nd Airborne division that is sure to get fans on their feet prior to the race. To purchase tickets click here, or call 1-800-455-FANS(3267).
For more information on Lee Greenwood, visit his website at leegreenwood.com or to schedule an interview with him, please click here.
About Lee Greenwood:
Throughout his expansive career, international country music icon Lee Greenwood has earned multiple CMA and ACM Awards, a Grammy Award for Top Male Vocal Performance on “I.O.U,” in 1985, and a multitude of other prestigious award nominations. His discography includes twenty-two studio albums, seven compilation albums, seven No. 1 hits and thirty-eight singles including songs like “It Turns Me Inside Out,” “Ring On Her Finger Time on Her Hand,” “She’s Lyin,” “I don’t Mind the Thorns if You’re the Rose,” “Dixie Road,” “Somebody’s Gonna Love You,” “Going Going Gone,” “You Got A Good Love Comin,” among others. His stand-out hit “God Bless the U.S.A.” has been in the top five on the country singles charts three times (1991, 2001 and 2003), giving it the distinction of being the only song in any genre of music to achieve that feat. It was also No. 1 on the pop charts after 9/11. Known for his stand-out patriotism and support of the U.S. Military, Greenwood has been honored with the Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s National Patriot’s Award, and entertained troops on more than 30 USO Tours. Greenwood was appointed to the council of the National Endowment for the Arts in 2008 by President George W. Bush, confirmed by the United States Senate, and continues to serve on the NEA at the pleasure of the President. His latest book release is a children’s book called “Proud To Be An American,” which is currently available in stores, on Amazon and leegreenwood.com.
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.@TheLeeGreenwood celebrates #MemorialDay with performances at @Opry May 22, an appearance on @FoxandFriends May 25 for #fleetweek, and special performance at @CLTMotorSpdwy for the #CocaCola600 May 27 @NASCAR @intrepidmuseum