Artist Updates (3/21/12)

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Eric Church made an appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Monday night (3/19), where he played his current single “Springsteen.” See Church’s performance here, just after the 37 minute mark.

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Jake Owen will also play late night television, when he visits The Tonight Show With Jay Leno on March 26. Owen will play his current hit “Alone With You,” which was recently certified Gold by the RIAA for 500,000-plus downloads.

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Lady Antebellum has named the community of Henryville, IN as the winner of the group’s “Own Prom Night” contest. The community was chosen for the resilience and unity it has displayed after devastating tornadoes hit earlier in March. Due to a prior commitment, Lady A won’t be able to make Henryville High School’s scheduled prom, but has decided to throw another event on May 16 in nearby Louisville, KY for the school’s juniors and seniors, as well as a benefit for the community. See the reveal here.

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Matt Kennon has launched “Music That Matters,” a national campaign to raise awareness on the issue of bullying in schools. Kennon addresses the concern in his current single, “You Had To Pick On Me,” and schools nationwide are invited to join the “Music That Matters” video campaign by submitting student-made videos for the song. Five videos will be voted on by the public, and a winning school will receive a free concert and meet and greet with Kennon. More info here.

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Gloriana’s Tom Gossin announced the engagement to his longtime girlfriend Jamie Moffett during a show in his upstate New York hometown last week. The couple met in North Carolina as teens, and celebrated their 10 year anniversary on March 1 with Tom’s surprise proposal. No official wedding plans have been made.

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(L-R): Firefly Co-Founder, Scott Newitt, and Average Joes JB Patterson of JB and the Moonshine Band.

Average Joes Entertainment’s JB and the Moonshine Band might have to make room in the cabinet for another type of spirit, as South Carolina-based Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka has signed on as a partner. When JB joins up with Colt Ford’s Declaration of Independence tour starting in April, he and band will be driving the Firefly Vodka RV across 17 states. Additionally, the band will play 15 club dates promoting Firefly. Dates here.

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