Artist News: Rascal Flatts, Josh Thompson and More

Rascal Flatts performed at the Grand Ole Opry on Dec. 14 to wrap up their year-long celebration of their 10th anniversary year. Nashville Mayor Karl Dean presented the band with an official city proclamation to recognize the band for their charitable endeavors and honors, including the Jason Foundation and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, where they were recently honored by the naming rights for the hospital’s only pediatric surgery center, “The Rascal Flatts Surgery Center.” The proclamation also stated additional efforts as previous recipients of the “Shining Star Award” by the Make A Wish Foundation and the Nashville Symphony’s Harmony Award, as both honors took place in Nashville.

Rascal Flatts and Mayor Karl Dean

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Josh Thompson is out on his first headlining tour, 2010 Cold Beers and Reindeers Tour, featuring special guests Joanna Smith and James Wesley. Thompson’s single, “Won’t Be Lonely Long,” is currently at radio. The tour, which is presented by Townsquare Media, included a Dec. 10 sold-out show in Texarkana. For the remainder of the tour, Thompson will offer a collector’s edition two-track CD sampler to fans who purchase walk-up tickets the night of the show. Quantities are limited and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. For more information, visit the tour’s website at www.coldbeersandreindeers.com or www.joshthompsonofficial.com

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Three Music City Media artists, including Matt Gary, Jeremy Parsons and Glen Templeton participated in the 28th Annual Christmas4Kids Tour Bus Show. The annual celebrity tour bus event was held December 13 and featured meet and greets and 75 tour buses on display in the Hendersonville Walmart parking lot to benefit families in need during the holidays.

Pictured (L-R): Matt Gary, Jeremy Parsons, Glen Templeton

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