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CMT TO CELEBRATE THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF COUNTRY MUSIC TITAN CHARLEY PRIDE WITH ‘CMT GIANTS: CHARLEY PRIDE’ PREMIERING WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25TH AT 9p/8c

CMT today announced 'CMT GIANTS: Charley Pride,' an all-new special celebrating the extraordinary life and legacy of trailblazing country music titan Charley Pride. The star-packed, 90-minute event premieres Wednesday, August 25th at 9p/8c exclusively on CMT.

'CMT GIANTS: Charley Pride' brings together Charley’s superstar friends and some of the biggest names in music today to celebrate his most legendary hits, including Alan Jackson, Darius Rucker, son Dion Pride, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Gladys Knight, Jimmie Allen, Lee Ann Womack, Luke Combs featuring Robert Randolph + Reyna Roberts, Mickey Guyton, and Wynonna. Special guests Neal McCoy, Nolan Ryan, Reba, Ronnie Milsap, and Charley’s wife Rozene Pride, also appear to share their personal memories and reflect on Charley’s lasting legacy, which are blended alongside rare archival photos, interviews, and performances, with clips and commentary from Charley Pride himself.

CMT GIANTS: Charley Pride

JD Shelburne To Perform at Iroquois Amphitheater Presented by Bourbon & Beyond Festival in Louisville, Kentucky

Country music standout JD Shelburne always seems to find his way back to his home state of Kentucky as he is set to play at LIVE ON THE LAWN presented by Bourbon & Beyond Festival at Louisville’s Iroquois Amphitheater on Sunday, July 18 at 7 p.m. As part of the evening’s exciting events, Shelburne will take the stage prior to Black Stone Cherry and Rock & Roll Hall of Famers ZZ Top. He will be performing music from his brand new album, Straight from Kentucky, including his top hits “Church Pew Barstool,” “Hometown in My Headlights,” “Fine By Me,” “Straight From Kentucky” and more.

ZZ Top, Black Stone Cherry & JD Shelburne - Iroquois Amphitheater July 18

LEE GREENWOOD + HOME FREE WIN 2021 TELLY AWARD FOR ‘MOST VIRAL VIDEO’ WITH OVER 200 MILLION VIEWS OF “GOD BLESS THE USA” THROUGH ALL SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS

Even as COVID-19 had the music business stalled, America’s well-known patriot LEE GREENWOOD, award-winning vocal group HOME FREE, and members of the UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND collaborated virtually to create a new version of “God Bless The USA,” which was written by Greenwood in the early 80s. This special collaboration was released during July 4th weekend in 2020 and as we recently celebrated the one-year anniversary with over 200 million views through all social media platforms, the performers are also celebrating the 2021 Telly Award win for “Most Viral Video”.

Lee Greenwood and Home Free pose with Telly Awards

Avengers’ ‘Black Widow’ Tops Box Office Scores Opening Weekend

American actor David Harbour, star of Marvel Studios’ Black Widow (Brokeback Mountain, Quantum of Solace, The Green Hornet, Suicide Squad, Hellboy) has revealed it was his suggestion for Don McLean’s “American Pie,” to be included as a pivotal moment throughout the new motion picture. The usage of McLean’s unforgettable classic takes place in two separate settings, one as the “family” is leaving Ohio, and the second sets the tone during a dramatic scene that highlights the inner turmoil amongst the group and this song single-handedly gets them back on the right track.

Black Widow

T. Graham Brown Welcomes Lee Greenwood As His Guest On July’s Live Wire On SiriusXM’s Prime Country Channel 58 Starting Wednesday, July 14 at 10/9c

Country hit-maker T. Graham Brown's LIVE WIRE on SiriusXM's Prime Country Channel 58 will debut new episodes for July, starting Wednesday, July 14 at 10/9c PM, featuring an interview with Lee Greenwood. LIVE WIRE is a one-hour show that showcases live cuts & interviews with some of T. Graham Brown's closest friends and heroes, sharing fun stories about life on the road.

T. Graham Brown and Lee Greenwood on Live Wire on SiriusXM in July

Billy Bob’s Texas Continues To Celebrate Their 40th Anniversary Featuring Some Of The Biggest Names In Music Such As Steve Earle & The Dukes, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Lady A, Neal McCoy, And More

With summer in full swing, Billy Bob’s Texas welcomes CMT 2021 Female Video of the Year winner Gabby Barrett (July 1), followed by Steve Earle & The Dukes (July 2). Kenny Wayne Shepherd (July 3) will take the stage and perform some of his classic hits including “Blue on Black” and Summerland Tour: Everclear, Living Colour, Hoobastank, and Wheatus (July 9) will entertain the crowd with a variety of live music. With his latest single, “Can Down,” Mike Ryan (July 10) will certainly delight, setting the stage for country trio Lady A (July 16 & 17) performing their greatest hits “Need You Now,” “What If I Never Get Over You,” “Downtown,” and more along with newcomer Jameson Rodgers kicking off the show. Jay Buchanan (July 16) and Seth James (July 23) will bring their funky tunes to the 81 Club while Randy Rogers & Wade Bowen (July 23 & 24) charm the main stage. Power-house vocalist Josh Weathers (July 30) will rock out with the audience as country singer Neal McCoy (July 31) closes out the month in classic Billy-Bob’s style.

Gabby Barrett / Billy Bob's Texas July 1

THE MILLION DOLLAR COWBOY BAR EMERGES FROM UNPRECEDENTED YEAR STRONGER THAN EVER

In a year dominated by headlines that ranged from depressing to worrisome to downright scary, when people and businesses were forced to reevaluate and pivot all that had been “normal,” The Million Dollar Cowboy Bar and its sister bar and live music venue, The Silver Dollar Showroom at the Wort Hotel, found a way to saddle up and keep riding. After having to cancel one headline show in the first days of the shutdown, in March of 2020, The Cowboy was determined to continue fulfilling its commitment to supporting and presenting live music.

The Million Dollar Cowboy Bar - Jackson, Wyoming

Rhonda Vincent & The Rage To Headline Springer Mountain Farms Bluegrass Nights At The Ryman July 8 at 7:30pm

Multi-award-winning bluegrass artist and Grand Ole Opry member Rhonda Vincent along with her Grammy award-winning band, The Rage, is set to headline the world-famous Ryman Auditorium Thursday, July 8 at 7:30 pm as part of Springer Mountain Farms Bluegrass Nights At The Ryman. The “Queen of Bluegrass” is certain to delight the audience during this Nashville summer tradition with both classic crowd-pleasers and new tunes from her latest album, Music Is What I See. Their unmatched energy graces every stage they perform on through their timeless yet inventive bluegrass sounds.

Rhonda Vincent and The Rage - Bluegrass Nights At The Ryman

Jana Jae & Grand Lake Festivals Host Three Festivals In Grove, Oklahoma

Jana Jae and Grand Lake Festivals host three major annual summer music festivals in Grove, Oklahoma on beautiful Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees. CAJUN FEST returns this Saturday, July 3, 2021, in the spacious, air-conditioned Grove Civic Center. The festival features entertainment all day with Chris Miller & Bayou Roots direct from Louisiana plus two hot shows with Jana Jae and Friends at 12:30 and 2:30, including singer Clint Walker, very special patriotic numbers, and World Champion Barry “Bones” Patton.

Barry "Bones" Patton and Jana Jae

Thousands Attend JD Shelburne’s Hometown Show & Album Release Party In Taylorsville, Kentucky

Country music standout, JD Shelburne proved Saturday night that even though his address may now be in Nashville, his heart will always be in Taylorsville, Kentucky as he performed in front of thousands during his Hometown Show and album release party for his new record Straight From Kentucky. Shelburne performed many fan favorites and recent singles such as “Bottoms Up Sundown,” “Church Pew Bar Stool” and “Hometown In My Headlights,” as well as other tracks included on the album. During his Hometown Show, Shelburne was able to share with everyone that Straight From Kentucky had reached #9 on the iTunes Country Charts, trailing Chris Stapleton, Jimmie Allen, and Lady A. Straight From Kentucky is available to download and stream on all digital services now!

JD Shelburne LIVE concert in Taylorsville, Ky. (aerial image)

CMT TO CELEBRATE THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF COUNTRY MUSIC TITAN CHARLEY PRIDE WITH ‘CMT GIANTS: CHARLEY PRIDE’ PREMIERING WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25TH AT 9p/8c

CMT GIANTS: Charley Pride

CMT today announced 'CMT GIANTS: Charley Pride,' an all-new special celebrating the extraordinary life and legacy of trailblazing country music titan Charley Pride. The star-packed, 90-minute event premieres Wednesday, August 25th at 9p/8c exclusively on CMT.

'CMT GIANTS: Charley Pride' brings together Charley’s superstar friends and some of the biggest names in music today to celebrate his most legendary hits, including Alan Jackson, Darius Rucker, son Dion Pride, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Gladys Knight, Jimmie Allen, Lee Ann Womack, Luke Combs featuring Robert Randolph + Reyna Roberts, Mickey Guyton, and Wynonna. Special guests Neal McCoy, Nolan Ryan, Reba, Ronnie Milsap, and Charley’s wife Rozene Pride, also appear to share their personal memories and reflect on Charley’s lasting legacy, which are blended alongside rare archival photos, interviews, and performances, with clips and commentary from Charley Pride himself.

JD Shelburne To Perform at Iroquois Amphitheater Presented by Bourbon & Beyond Festival in Louisville, Kentucky

ZZ Top, Black Stone Cherry & JD Shelburne - Iroquois Amphitheater July 18

Country music standout JD Shelburne always seems to find his way back to his home state of Kentucky as he is set to play at LIVE ON THE LAWN presented by Bourbon & Beyond Festival at Louisville’s Iroquois Amphitheater on Sunday, July 18 at 7 p.m. As part of the evening’s exciting events, Shelburne will take the stage prior to Black Stone Cherry and Rock & Roll Hall of Famers ZZ Top. He will be performing music from his brand new album, Straight from Kentucky, including his top hits “Church Pew Barstool,” “Hometown in My Headlights,” “Fine By Me,” “Straight From Kentucky” and more.

LEE GREENWOOD + HOME FREE WIN 2021 TELLY AWARD FOR ‘MOST VIRAL VIDEO’ WITH OVER 200 MILLION VIEWS OF “GOD BLESS THE USA” THROUGH ALL SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS

Lee Greenwood and Home Free pose with Telly Awards

Even as COVID-19 had the music business stalled, America’s well-known patriot LEE GREENWOOD, award-winning vocal group HOME FREE, and members of the UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND collaborated virtually to create a new version of “God Bless The USA,” which was written by Greenwood in the early 80s. This special collaboration was released during July 4th weekend in 2020 and as we recently celebrated the one-year anniversary with over 200 million views through all social media platforms, the performers are also celebrating the 2021 Telly Award win for “Most Viral Video”.

Avengers’ ‘Black Widow’ Tops Box Office Scores Opening Weekend

Black Widow

American actor David Harbour, star of Marvel Studios’ Black Widow (Brokeback Mountain, Quantum of Solace, The Green Hornet, Suicide Squad, Hellboy) has revealed it was his suggestion for Don McLean’s “American Pie,” to be included as a pivotal moment throughout the new motion picture. The usage of McLean’s unforgettable classic takes place in two separate settings, one as the “family” is leaving Ohio, and the second sets the tone during a dramatic scene that highlights the inner turmoil amongst the group and this song single-handedly gets them back on the right track.

T. Graham Brown Welcomes Lee Greenwood As His Guest On July’s Live Wire On SiriusXM’s Prime Country Channel 58 Starting Wednesday, July 14 at 10/9c

T. Graham Brown and Lee Greenwood on Live Wire on SiriusXM in July

Country hit-maker T. Graham Brown's LIVE WIRE on SiriusXM's Prime Country Channel 58 will debut new episodes for July, starting Wednesday, July 14 at 10/9c PM, featuring an interview with Lee Greenwood. LIVE WIRE is a one-hour show that showcases live cuts & interviews with some of T. Graham Brown's closest friends and heroes, sharing fun stories about life on the road.

Billy Bob’s Texas Continues To Celebrate Their 40th Anniversary Featuring Some Of The Biggest Names In Music Such As Steve Earle & The Dukes, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Lady A, Neal McCoy, And More

Gabby Barrett / Billy Bob's Texas July 1

With summer in full swing, Billy Bob’s Texas welcomes CMT 2021 Female Video of the Year winner Gabby Barrett (July 1), followed by Steve Earle & The Dukes (July 2). Kenny Wayne Shepherd (July 3) will take the stage and perform some of his classic hits including “Blue on Black” and Summerland Tour: Everclear, Living Colour, Hoobastank, and Wheatus (July 9) will entertain the crowd with a variety of live music. With his latest single, “Can Down,” Mike Ryan (July 10) will certainly delight, setting the stage for country trio Lady A (July 16 & 17) performing their greatest hits “Need You Now,” “What If I Never Get Over You,” “Downtown,” and more along with newcomer Jameson Rodgers kicking off the show. Jay Buchanan (July 16) and Seth James (July 23) will bring their funky tunes to the 81 Club while Randy Rogers & Wade Bowen (July 23 & 24) charm the main stage. Power-house vocalist Josh Weathers (July 30) will rock out with the audience as country singer Neal McCoy (July 31) closes out the month in classic Billy-Bob’s style.

THE MILLION DOLLAR COWBOY BAR EMERGES FROM UNPRECEDENTED YEAR STRONGER THAN EVER

The Million Dollar Cowboy Bar - Jackson, Wyoming

In a year dominated by headlines that ranged from depressing to worrisome to downright scary, when people and businesses were forced to reevaluate and pivot all that had been “normal,” The Million Dollar Cowboy Bar and its sister bar and live music venue, The Silver Dollar Showroom at the Wort Hotel, found a way to saddle up and keep riding. After having to cancel one headline show in the first days of the shutdown, in March of 2020, The Cowboy was determined to continue fulfilling its commitment to supporting and presenting live music.

Rhonda Vincent & The Rage To Headline Springer Mountain Farms Bluegrass Nights At The Ryman July 8 at 7:30pm

Rhonda Vincent and The Rage - Bluegrass Nights At The Ryman

Multi-award-winning bluegrass artist and Grand Ole Opry member Rhonda Vincent along with her Grammy award-winning band, The Rage, is set to headline the world-famous Ryman Auditorium Thursday, July 8 at 7:30 pm as part of Springer Mountain Farms Bluegrass Nights At The Ryman. The “Queen of Bluegrass” is certain to delight the audience during this Nashville summer tradition with both classic crowd-pleasers and new tunes from her latest album, Music Is What I See. Their unmatched energy graces every stage they perform on through their timeless yet inventive bluegrass sounds.

Jana Jae & Grand Lake Festivals Host Three Festivals In Grove, Oklahoma

Barry "Bones" Patton and Jana Jae

Jana Jae and Grand Lake Festivals host three major annual summer music festivals in Grove, Oklahoma on beautiful Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees. CAJUN FEST returns this Saturday, July 3, 2021, in the spacious, air-conditioned Grove Civic Center. The festival features entertainment all day with Chris Miller & Bayou Roots direct from Louisiana plus two hot shows with Jana Jae and Friends at 12:30 and 2:30, including singer Clint Walker, very special patriotic numbers, and World Champion Barry “Bones” Patton.

Thousands Attend JD Shelburne’s Hometown Show & Album Release Party In Taylorsville, Kentucky

JD Shelburne LIVE concert in Taylorsville, Ky. (aerial image)

Country music standout, JD Shelburne proved Saturday night that even though his address may now be in Nashville, his heart will always be in Taylorsville, Kentucky as he performed in front of thousands during his Hometown Show and album release party for his new record Straight From Kentucky. Shelburne performed many fan favorites and recent singles such as “Bottoms Up Sundown,” “Church Pew Bar Stool” and “Hometown In My Headlights,” as well as other tracks included on the album. During his Hometown Show, Shelburne was able to share with everyone that Straight From Kentucky had reached #9 on the iTunes Country Charts, trailing Chris Stapleton, Jimmie Allen, and Lady A. Straight From Kentucky is available to download and stream on all digital services now!