Craig Morgan’s Easter Surprise; Big Kenny’s Mountaintop Crusade; GAC’s Backstory

9c2b8397-3048-8909-cc0e0ef3e68ab391_200Big Kenny Alphin is joining forces with Sheryl Crow, Kathy Mattea and Emmylou Harris to launch a new campaign, Music Saves Mountains, to halt mountaintop removal coal mining in Tennessee and across Appalachia. The musicians are urging people to contact Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen and encourage him to support the Tennessee Scenic Vistas Protection Act which would prohibit mountaintop coal mining within 100 feet of streams and rivers. The act  would also protect mountains over 2,000 feet high in Tennessee. “This campaign was founded out of the respect musicians — and especially people from Appalachia — have for our beloved mountains,” Alphin said.

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BNA artist Craig Morgan is no stranger to the military, having served 10 years of active duty in the Army with the 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions and delivered countless performances for US troops at home and abroad. Now, Morgan has teamed with the US military on a special audio message for Easter. By utilizing his latest single, “God Must Really Love Me,” several members of the military will be sending Easter greetings to their families and friends at home. The song, with its positive message of thanks, will serve as an audio backdrop for the Easter greetings. Morgan was honored with the 2006 USO Merit Award for his work with the military, joining the likes of Steven Spielberg, Elizabeth Taylor, and Bob Hope as a recipient.

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Great American Country (GAC) will debut Backstory, a biographical documentary series devoted to the lives of country music’s top stars, on Monday, April 6 at 7:00 PM/CT. The premiere episode will feature multi-platinum RCA artist Sara Evans. The show will feature an in-depth interview with the singer and those closest to her including her mother, her husband, her label head, her co-writers and her close friend, Sheryl Crow. Future episodes of Backstory are currently being shot, and the next artist featured will be Darius Rucker.

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