Garth Brooks has been added to the lineup for the upcoming “Teachers Rock” benefit August 18 at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. He joins previously announced performers Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, Josh Groban, Fun., Usher, and Adam Levine. Presented by Walmart and “Won’t Back Down,” the event benefits Teach For America, Donors Choose, and Feeding America’s Backpack Program. Additional appearances will be made by Meryl Streetp, Viola Davis, Maggie Gyllenhaal and more. The program will air on CBS August 18 at 7 pm/CT.
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Chris Young will take over the network when he becomes CMT’s VJ For a Day. The hit singer of “Neon” will select his favorite music videos in the one hour special, which will air Wednesday, August 15 at 9 am/CT. The network is also offering a Neon Sweepstakes for fans to win a custom Neon sign and video chat with Young. More info here.
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Lisa Marie Presley will make her Grand Ole Opry debut on Tuesday, August 21, in a show that also includes Rascal Flatts, Del McCoury Band, and the Time Jumpers. Presley’s new Americana-tinged album Storm & Grace (Universal Republic/XIX Recordings) was produced by T Bone Burnett. The singer’s father, the King of Rock & Roll Elvis Presley, made only one appearance on the Opry. In 1954, he sang his version of Bill Monroe’s “Blue Moon of Kentucky,” and received compliments on the arrangement from the bluegrass master.
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Country rockers Flynnville Train recently kept more than 5000 fans on their feet during a 75 minute set at the 31st Piknik Country Festival in Mragowo, Poland. The band performed songs including “Home,” “Nowhere Than Somewhere,” and new single “The One You Love.” Polish country singer Lonstar joined the group for a performance of “Last Good Time,” and also interviewed the group for Polish National Television. Following the show, Flynnville Train signed autographs for three hours.