Artist Action (8-16-13)

Chris Young

Chris Young

Chris Young is continuing to improve and has been moved to a regular room (out of ICU) after being hospitalized in Denver with a serious leg infection Tuesday night, according to his publicist. Upon discovering the infection, Young was forced to cancel a show in Kalispell, Mont. and this weekend’s performances on Brad Paisley‘s Beat This Summer Tour. The cause of the infection is unknown. He is slated to resume his schedule in Redding, Calif., on Aug. 21.


Brantley Gilbert and Jana Kramer

Brantley Gilbert and Jana Kramer have called it quits and will not be heading down the aisle after their seven-month engagement, according to The two, who are both busy on the road touring, reportedly blame their careers for the demise of their relationship. Kramer was previously married to Johnathon Schaech for a month in 2010, and to Michael Gambino in 2004.

charlie daniels

Charlie Daniels

• Charlie Daniels and his wife Hazel will host “Charlie Daniels Scholarships for Heroes,” an annual charity event benefiting The Task Force Dagger Foundation, on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at the Nashville Palm restaurant. Phil Vassar will make a celebrity guest appearance at the benefit, which will be emceed by Storme Warren and will include a VIP cocktail reception, a silent auction, a surf and turf dinner, and a live auction.

The Task Force Dagger Foundation is a charity that supports the US Army’s Special Operations Command (USASOC). It is dedicated to providing immediate assistance to the wounded, ill, or injured USASOC soldiers and their families as well as Gold Star families.

Tickets to the event are $250 per person and VIP Tables are $5,000. For ticket information, contact Paige Dixon at (615) 742-3193 or [email protected].


Tracy Lawrence

Tracy Lawrence will debut music from his brand new CD Headlights, Taillights and Radios this weekend on SiriusXM’s Prime Country channel 58. The three-day world premiere event runs today (Aug. 16) through Sunday and features Lawrence in front of a studio audience performing his new songs and some old favorites as well, as he shares personal stories behind the making of the new project. The entire CD will be premiered throughout the weekend on the channel, and hits stores Aug. 20.

sweetwater rain11Curb recording group Sweetwater Rain has just been added to the fall leg of the Rascal Flatts Live and Loud Tour with The Band Perry. The group recently digitally released their sophomore single “Pray For Me.”  Sweetwater Rain is made-up of lead vocalist guitarist Danny Rivera, lead guitarist/vocalist Fred Stallcup, and bassist/vocalist Thomas Hewlett.


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