Artist Updates (12/2/13)

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Florida Georgia Line

Florida Georgia Line is jumping on the Night Train to Canada with Jason Aldean for four dates on Aldean’s Night Train tour in February. The duo will play Oshawa, Hamilton, London and Ottawa on the Ontario dates. Florida Georgia Line has been newly crowned the #1 Most Played Country Artist at radio in Canada for 2013, having launched three consecutive, multi-week #1 smashes including the gold-certified “Round Here,” platinum-selling “Get Your Shine On” and  six-times platinum “Cruise.” They released a deluxe edition of their debut album Here’s To The Good Times…This Is How We Roll Nov. 25. 

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Naomi Judd

The American Humane Association will honor Naomi Judd with its Humane Legacy Award Dec. 7 at its Lady In Red Gala at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla. Judd will be recognized for her tireless dedication to helping the infirmed and society’s most vulnerable at the event, which will be hosted by the Tonight Show‘s Jay Leno. Proceeds from the “Night In Rio”-themed event will benefit the American Humane Association.

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Stephen Curtis Chapman

Steven Curtis Chapman will play the Ryman Feb. 22 with the Afters and Josh Wilson. Tickets for the Nashville show go on sale Dec. 6. Chapman will be performing songs from his latest CD, The Glorious Unfolding. The CD is his 18th, and his first studio album of all originals in seven years. Highlights from the new project include the song “Together,”  which Chapman wrote for his wife Mary Beth.

“In October, we celebrate our 29th anniversary,” he says, acknowledging the past five years since their youngest daughter (Maria Sue) was killed in a tragic accident. “Statistics show that 90% of marriages don’t survive the loss of a child. The fact that we are together celebrating 29 years of marriage is a testimony to God’s faithfulness and God’s grace.”

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1463036_10152091507786189_1730150462_nCongratulations to Keith Anderson and his wife, who welcomed a precious new addition to the family on Nov. 13  — a baby boy. Jaxon Creed weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces and both Mom and baby are reportedly doing fine.

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