Special to air July 3 at 8, 9, 10 and 11pm ET, July 4th at 1pm ET / 10am PT and July 5th at 11pm ET / 8pm PT on TBN
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – GRAMMY® winning, Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry members The Oak Ridge Boys are set to host TBN’s July 4th weekend special performing multiple songs, along with guests two time Grammy nominated and GMA Dove award winner Nicole C. Mullen, Grammy award winner Lee Greenwood and joined by co-host Gov. Mike Huckabee. TBN’s Independence Day Weekend Celebration will premiere Saturday, July 3 at 8, 9, 10 and 11pm ET, July 4th at 1pm ET / 10am PT and July 5th at 11pm ET / 8pm PT. In addition, the special will be available to stream on Facebook LIVE on TBN, Gov. Mike Huckabee, The Oak Ridge Boys, Lee Greenwood and Nicole C. Mullen pages. Fans can also look forward to timeless hits performed for all in true social distancing, patriotic style.
“We are looking forward to celebrating our country’s Independence weekend,” says Duane Allen. “The Oak Ridge Boys and Mike Huckabee are co-hosting this special on TBN with very special musical guests!”
“During these times of virus and unrest how cool it will be to gather with The Governor and celebrate America … on July 4th weekend,” says Joe Bonsall of The Oak Ridge Boys.
“This is such a great opportunity to reach out to America on Independence Day,” says Lee Greenwood. “Thank you Governor Huckabee and The Oak Ridge Boys for allowing me to be on this 4th of July special with you.”
“The Fourth of July reminds me that freedom is never free. It will always cost someone, somewhere a great price,” says Nicole C. Mullen. “Another truth that I have realized is; sometimes you must celebrate the freedom of others, while you press towards your own. Most Americans can trace their liberty back to 1776. As an African American, mine was granted in 1865. As believers in Christ, the price was paid 2,000 years ago, for the greatest eternal emancipation of all…for all who receive it! This year, let’s work towards and celebrate liberty and justice for everyone. He whom the Son sets free, is Free indeed! Tune into TBN as we work towards and Celebrate Freedom for All!”
The Oak Ridge Boys on The Grand Ole Opry July 4th As previously announced, The Grand Ole Opry will celebrate Independence Day as Opry members The Oak Ridge Boys, Sara Evans and Mark Wills step into the circle for the 4,931st consecutive Saturday night broadcast on July 4. The Opry performance is part of America’s Birthday Bash on Circle Network.
The Opry presents the best in country music live every week from Nashville, Tenn. The Opry can be heard at opry.com and wsmonline.com, Opry and WSM mobile apps, SiriusXM, and its flagship home, 650 AM-WSM. The Grand Ole Opry is owned by Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE: RHP). For more information, visit opry.com.
About The Oak Ridge Boys: The Oak Ridge Boys have sold over 41 million units worldwide and are synonymous with “America, apple pie, baseball, and country music.” In addition to their awards and accolades in the country music field, the Oaks have garnered five GRAMMY® Awards, nine GMA DOVE Awards, and two American Music Awards. The group—Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen, William Lee Golden, and Richard Sterban, members of the prestigious Country Music Hall of Fame (2015 Inductees) and the Grand Ole Opry (since 2011)—is known worldwide as one of recording history’s most extraordinary musical successes. They have charted single after single and album after album, celebrating two double-platinum albums and more than 30 Top 10 hits, including No. 1 chart-toppers “Elvira,” “Bobbie Sue,” “Thank God For Kids,” “American Made,” and “Y’All Come Back Saloon,” among dozens more. For more information and to view upcoming tour dates for The Oak Ridge Boys, please visit oakridgeboys.com.
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 Hands,” “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 reached the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart shortly 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.
About Nicole C. Mullen: Nicole C. Mullen has long been known as an undeniably talented artist who is unafraid to be vulnerable and transparent with her audience. She continues a legacy of sincerity and artistic integrity that in the past has been recognized with two Grammy® Award nominations and nine Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, including two Female Vocalist of the Year honors, Song of Year for “Redeemer, and On My Knees”, the Urban Album of the Year for “Everyday People ”, Contemporary Song of the year (Call on Jesus), and the ﬁrst African American female to win Songwriter of the Year for Redeemer. Earlier this year, former Host of Regis and Lee and NBC’s The Today Show, Kathie Lee Gifford along with Nicole C. Mullen, recorded a song they had written together, entitled “The God Who Sees.” Mullen continues to tour around the globe, becoming a highly sought after speaker and singer. Her ministry and travels include France, Belize, England, Jamaica, many nations on the continent of Africa and throughout the USA.
About Gov. Mike Huckabee: Mike Huckabee is the host of the TV show “Huckabee” on TBN each weekend and is a Fox News contributor, NY Times best selling author of 12 books, and a frequent speaker for corporate, civic, and non-profit groups all over the world. He was the 44th Governor of Arkansas from 1996 until 2007, becoming one of the longest serving Governors in his state’s history. He left a legacy of tax cuts, job creation, the reconstruction of his state’s road system, K-16 education reform, and a nationally heralded and duplicated health initiative that focused on prevention. His administration fought long-standing corruption in the state’s political machine, resulting in numerous indictments and convictions of powerful legislators and other elected officials. He ran in 2008 and 2016 for President, finishing 2nd in the Republican primary in 2008.
About TBN Network: Trinity Broadcasting Network is the world’s largest and most watched faith-and-family broadcaster, reaching over 175 nations across the earth with inspirational and entertaining programming 24 hours a day in 14 languages and on 32 global networks. As the world’s most influential non-profit religious broadcaster, TBN has led the way in expanding the impact of faith-based television across the earth through the creation of innovative content designed to reach every viewer demographic with the life-changing message of hope and grace. For more information about Trinity Broadcasting Network, visit www.tbn.org.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – As Vonn Kiss & The Dark Horses come in hot with another blazing single, country music fans take notice. The latest single “You’re a 9” assumes center stage just in time for the summer season. This single presents a playful spin on a traditional country track, detailing a timeless story of attraction. Carrying a catchy chorus, fans will not be able to resist turning the volume up and the windows down when “You’re a 9” starts playing. The new single is produced by Greg Archilla and was exclusively premiered on Country Rebel with approximately 100,000 views in the first three hours. “You’re a 9” arrives just in time to pair with good weather and good times.
“I would like to thank Country Rebel for premiering my new single, “You’re A 9,” says Vonn Kiss. “It’s always humbling to have such a great outlet believe in what I do enough to help it be heard. So again, thank you Country Rebel for helping keep this dream alive.”
This American country staple artist continues to create country classics that leave a lasting impact on listeners. Vonn’s genuine talent, ambition and passion reflect a strong desire to deliver songs that fans can resonate with and make their own. The country sound provided in “You’re a 9” is as unmatched and upbeat as it is cleverly written and relatable. As Vonn Kiss releases one stand out single after another, fans will not want to miss what this rising star has in store for the future.
“When you’re chasing dimes and get thrown off like you’re a nickel, you have to hold your head high and make them realize they aren’t worth a penny unless they have you to help them shine,” laughs Vonn.
You can stream Vonn Kiss’s new single “You’re a 9” directly on Apple Music, Spotify, and Amazon Music. This single along with others are to be dropped in the coming months contributing to a highly anticipated fall album release.
Visit his website and socials linked below to keep up with future announcements and releases.
About Vonn Kiss: Vonn Kiss realized that he had a purpose long before anyone had an opinion. It was this passion and growing positive response from fans that sent Vonn touring across the nation with country hit-maker David Allan Coe and other lyrical pioneers all while headlining his own shows. An authentic claim to fame proves Vonn Kiss & The Dark Horses stand-out singles to exist somewhere between traditional and outlaw country music. Vonn calls this format “lawless country” as he and the Dark Horses work hard to keep the timeless brand alive . It is this relentless vision that is portrayed throughout their unforgettable tracks. With each release thousands more are roped into the Vonn Kiss family. As numbers organically rise it is evident that there are no limits. Stay tuned as Vonn Kiss & The Dark Horses create standards beyond compare and deliver one of a kind music to the world.
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Tim Atwood will be live at 2pm (CT) on the Ernest Tubb Record Shop Facebook page and will air on 650 WSM and wsmonline.com at 12am (CT)
Nashville, Tenn. – Country music entertainer Tim Atwood will host the world famous Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree on Saturday, June 20th. While maintaining social distancing and upholding CDC guidelines, there will not be a live audience present; however, viewers can watch the taping live at 2pm CT on Facebook. As always listeners can tune in and hear the Midnite Jamboree live on WSM 650 AM at midnight CT or on wsmonline.com.
“You can expect an all new show from me this Saturday. I am excited to announce that I will perform many of the songs from my upcoming CD ‘Who I Am’ this weekend. I think it’s my best music yet,” Atwood confides, “and what a thrill to debut my new music on the Midnite Jamboree. The Midnite Jamboree is a part of our heritage–our musical thread–that connects us to our past and propels us into the future. I want to thank David McCormick and his crew for keeping this tradition alive.”
Never one to sit still for long, Atwood has been in the recording studio wrapping up his fourth studio album “Who I Am,” slated for an October 2020 release. “Who I Am” showcases Atwood’s versatility as a writer and a performer as he takes his fans on a musical journey that includes his self penned, country shuffle “Migraine Heartache” as well as Delbert McClinton’s soulful anthem “Sending Me Angels.” Atwood has never been an artist who readily fits into any one box. Instead he relishes his love of playing outside the box.
“‘Who I Am’ represents who I am as an artist and as a person,” Atwood explains. “My new project is both playful and passionate. With the selection of each of the 14 songs on this album I was true to myself. Every song on ‘Who I Am’–even the sad songs–speak to my spirit.”
During his thirty eight years on the Grand Ole Opry, Tim performed alongside nearly four decades of country music hit makers including Loretta Lynn, George Jones, Marty Robbins, Jim Ed Brown, Jeannie Seely, Tammy Wynette, Dolly Parton, The Oak Ridge Boys, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift.
About Tim Atwood: Tim Atwood is an award winning entertainer honored in our nation’s Congressional Record for his many contributions to country music as a performer and a studio musician. Tim is a 38 year veteran of the Grand Ole Opry stage, a member of the world famous Wheeling Jamboree and is proud to include memberships into the ALM Musician’s Hall of Fame, along with an artist membership into the North American Country Music Hall of Fame, to his list of accolades. After a recent nod by the Reunion of Professional Entertainers for Songwriter of the Year, Tim’s song “That’s How I Roll” was recorded as a collaborative effort by Jeannie Seely, Lorrie Morgan and Vince Gill. Tim’s TV appearances include the Hallmark channel’s Home & Family show, Huckabee, Larry’s Country Diner, The Dailey & Vincent Show, Country Family Reunion, Opry Live and Hee Haw. Voted “Fan Favorite” by the Genuine Country Music Association, Tim’s recent live stream performances during our world’s new normal, have been viewed by over 500,000 country music fans.
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Available now on Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, KOBO and in Paperback on July 31
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Swiss country music singer-songwriter and author Chris Regez has released his highly anticipated first novel ‘The Songwriter – Following The Sound Of Love,’ (ISBN: 9781098313746) which is now available through Amazon and Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, KOBO and other digital formats, as well as in paperback on July 31 in both English and German. After recording his first three albums in Nashville, Chris returned to Music City again and again. In 2017 one more trip inspired him to start writing a novel about spontaneous passion and running away to Music City to chase a dream when that dream is the only thing left. Regez opens this rare read with “Girlfriend gone. Job gone. Everything gone,” proving that in the music industry, when you have hit an all time low, you have the ingredients for the perfect song, or in this case, the perfect novel.
“‘The Songwriter – Following The Sound Of Love’ is a music novel that depicts the music business in Nashville in great detail,” says author Chris Regez. “After the German version sold so well, I thought it would be best to translate my music novel in English and release it for others to enjoy!”
Regez illustrates the music business in Nashville with stellar detail and immerses the reader in a fast-paced story. A musical journey through Nashville’s most famous landmarks and even some hidden gyms that aren’t public knowledge provides that each reader, no matter where they are located around the world, are taken on a seemingly familiar adventure. Serving as an ode to ambition, ‘The Songwriter – Following The Sound Of Love’ encourages all to go after a dream until it becomes a reality like the main character in the novel. Researching every aspect of the music industry from songwriting to production, Regez has left no stone unturned and draws each reader into intricate notes of love, integrity, friendship, resilience, hope and disappointment. Mix this intellect with romance and the outcome is a novel unlike anything the world has ever seen.
About Chris Regez: Chris Regez, born 1968 in Aarau (Switzerland) where he has been managing his own PR company since 1998. Chris was already fascinated by country music during his teenage years. At the age of 21, he traveled to Nashville, where he met musicians, songwriters and producers and recorded his first single “Remember The Time.”
He returned to Nashville in 1990 to record more songs for his first CD titled “Headin‘ West” at the Fireside Recording Studio. Since then he has produced a total of eight CDs – in Music City and Switzerland.
Regular visits to Nashville inspired him to write this fictional novel. Still today, the bright lights of Music city still fascinates him today. He draws his inspiration from Nashville’s rhythm, people and diversity.
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Kinsey Rose and Jason McCoy Featured on Legendary Cover of “I Told You So”
BRIGHT, Ontario – Canadian country music producer Darren Walters along with artists Kinsey Rose and Jason McCoy of The Road Hammers, teamed up with for a modern twist of Randy Travis’ classic “I Told You So,” for another edition of ‘The Stonehouse Sessions.’ As social distancing remains in affect, Walters united some of the best studio musicians possible for a heartfelt tribute to such a timeless classic.
“This is one of the most inspirational projects I have ever worked on,” says Darren Walters. “Musicians have a personal connection with one another even though you may have never met or worked together and it shows throughout this entire video.”
“When I first heard the track I was blown away,” says Kinsey Rose. “Darren did a great job picking out the musicians.”
After putting together this video and seeing the final results, Kinsey Rose felt there was one thing left to do and that was to show it to the legend himself, Randy Travis. After sending the video, Rose received a response with the utmost approval from Randy and Mary Travis.
“Just Wow! Randy made me play it 3 times!!!,” says Mary Travis. “Y’all knocked this one out of the park. Great duet partner – the best cover we have heard of this one. Thank you for sharing – do you mind if we pass it on? We adore you – your vocals are perfection!”
About Darren Walters and The Stonehouse Sessions: The goal of the “Stonehouse Sessions” is to connect musicians from their homes, studios or wherever they are in the world to create unique, studio quality, musical collaborations during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Darren Walters has spent his life in the music industry. As a musician he has performed with some of Canada’s best including Shania Twain, Tommy Hunter, Rita MacNeil, Jason McCoy and The Walters Family. As a producer, engineer, promoter and technical director Darren has found a new way to bring his creative skills to a new level.
Darren is also the Entertainment Director for his family run, Walters Theatre in Canada, which is open for 4 months every summer. They sell out 120 shows and bring in artists from all over the world to perform at this unique setting.
About Kinsey Rose: Kinsey Rose is a singer/songwriter from Nashville, TN, whose powerful vocals and poignant lyrics have won over audiences around the world. She is an artist in residence at some of Music City’s most iconic venues, notably the famous Legend’s Corner on Broadway, and she can also be found performing regularly at the Bridgestone Arena during the NHL Predators games.
Kinsey’s music has taken her around the world on US and European tours. She recently performed at one of country music’s biggest festivals in France, the Festival Country Rendez Vous, and toured extensively in the UK, Scotland, Denmark, France, and Norway. In the US, she has played from Alaska to California, Texas, Pennsylvania, and everywhere in between. Among her recent appearances are performances opening for Mark Chesnutt in Napa Valley and Colt Ford in North Carolina.
Kinsey recently released an album entitled “Fair Weather Love” featuring country music icon Vince Gill and produced by Justin Schipper.
McCoy was also one of the three members of the group The Road Hammers, which has released two studio albums, in addition to charting four singles in Canada and one in the United States before parting ways in 2010. The group later reunited in 2013.