Laura Bell Bundy Will Perform on ACM’s
Mercury Records artist Laura Bell Bundy is making plenty of noise with her rowdy debut single, “Giddy On Up,” and the folks at the Academy of Country Music have obviously caught the buzz. The Broadway veteran/country newcomer will perform the song on the upcoming ACM Awards, recreating the video’s frontier-town dance number.
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Jewel Gets Charitable at the Bluebird
Valory Music Company’s Jewel will perform two shows at the Bluebird Café to benefit Project Clean Water, the charity she founded over a decade ago. The singer/songwriter will perform an acoustic set at 6:00 p.m. and at 9:00 p.m.
“I’m thrilled to be performing at the Bluebird and supporting a cause so dear to my heart, Project Clean Water,” says Jewel. “So many country songwriters I admire have performed at the café. It’s wonderful to perform some of my favorite compositions in such an intimate setting and help those in need at the same time.”
Tickets to the shows are available at the Bluebird Café’s website at www.bluebirdcafe.com.
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Kenny Chesney To Tonight on April 15
BNA superstar Kenny Chesney is getting ready to release his highly anticipated concert film, Kenny Chesney: Summer in 3D, and he’ll visit The Tonight Show With Jay Leno on April 15 to promote it. Opening for a limited time on April 21 at close to 1000 3D theaters, the film chronicles Chesney’s high-energy stage show while offering behind the scenes footage and archival moments.
“It’s sorta strange to be going on The Tonight Show with a movie coming out,” Chesney says. “It’s very different, the idea of showing clips and talking about the experience of making this film, and it’s definitely getting me out of my comfort zone.”
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Yoakam and McGraw Share Movie Billing
Country stars Dwight Yoakam and Tim McGraw will join Hollywood stars Mila Jovovich, William H. Macy, and Mary Steenburgen in the upcoming indie comedy film, Dirty Girl. Set in 1987 in Oklahoma, the film stars Juno Temple as a high schooler seeking the father she never knew. Helmed by first-time writer-director Abe Sylvia, Dirty Girl is currently shooting in Los Angeles.
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Zac Brown Band is Off to the Races
The Grammy-winning Zac Brown Band has been invited to play the main stage on the public infield at Pimlico Race Course as part of the 2010 Preakness InfieldFEST, prior to the running of the Preakness, the middle race of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown. Jason Michael Carroll will also be part of the festivities, playing on the second stage. Last year the Preakness drew over 121,000 people. More details are available here.