Artist Updates (1/30/14)

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Blake Shelton

Blake Shelton will perform at a concert to benefit injured military veterans and their families. The concert will take place on Friday (Jan. 31) at a temporary built venue in Manhattan’s Bryant Park in connection with Super Bowl festivities. The show will also feature comic Jon Stewart.

PepsiCo is organizing this concert and donating $1 million to the Bob Woodruff Foundation, the organization that aids injured veterans and named for the ABC News journalist who was severely injured by a roadside bomb in Iraq.

The event will also be streamed Friday night at 9:45 pm at pepsi.com. Viewers will be able to click on a button on the site to donate to the foundation.

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Bellamy Brothers

With their 40th anniversary on the horizon (2015), the legendary Bellamy Brothers are keeping the tour circuit red hot this year. In addition to their usual 150+ United States concert dates, the brothers have announced stops for their international tour of the globe. Throughout 2014, the Bellamys will tour in Sri Lanka, India, Brazil, Switzerland, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Australia and New Caledonia.

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“Take the Keys” vocalist Leah Turner made her Grand Ole Opry debut this week (Jan. 24) from the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The Columbia Nashville artist took the stage to perform her current Top 40 hit “Take the Keys” and to debut her co-penned track “Beat Up Bronco.”

Pictured (L-R): Leah Turner and Bill Anderson

Pictured (L-R): Leah Turner and Bill Anderson

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Mallary Hope

Mallary Hope

Mallary Hope‘s song “My Day” is now the anthem for the U.S. Olympic hopefuls competing next month at the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

In a cross-promotion between two of NBC’s high ratings draws–The Voice and the Olympics–the network has created an ad campaign featuring Danielle Bradbery (season 4 winner of The Voice) singing “My Day” as the commercial runs through several inspirational Olympic moments.

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