Artist Updates (2/25/14)

Swift performs in Nashville in 2013.

Swift performs in Nashville in 2013.

Taylor Swift is nominated for two 2014 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, including Favorite Female Singer and Favorite Song.

In the Favorite Female Singer category, Swift is nominated alongside Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez and Katy Perry. Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble” is nominated for Favorite Song along with Perry’s “Roar,” One Direction‘s “Story Of My Life” and Miley Cyrus‘ “Wrecking Ball.”

The 2014 Kid’s Choice Awards are coming to your screen on March 29 at 8 p.m. ET. Voting begins Monday, Feb. 24, on

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jay demarcus111Kevin Carter, ESPNU sports analyst and 14 year NFL veteran and former Tennessee Titans player, will host the 13th annual Kevin Carter’s “Waiting for Wishes” Celebrity Waiters Dinner to benefit The Kevin Carter Foundation and Make-A-Wish® Middle Tennessee at The Palm Restaurant on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Nashville’s premiere celebrity event, “Waiting for Wishes” has raised more than $1.5 million for charity since its inception in 2002.

The celebrity event, co-hosted by Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts, is an exclusive VIP evening where Carter, professional athletes, country music artists and other various celebrities take over The Palm as servers before they head over to Honky Tonk Central for the Official After-Party – Jam with Jay DeMarcus & Friends. 

After Party tickets are $85 and available online only in advance of the event at Tickets are limited, and the event is expected to sell out. Proceeds benefit The Kevin Carter Foundation, Make-A-Wish® Middle Tennessee and the YWCA.

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jake owen2222The Players Championship, along with RCA Nashville, announced today that country music star Jake Owen will perform on Wednesday, May 7, as part of the tournament’s Military Appreciation Day. Owen’s performance will take place on the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse Lawn and conclude a day of special activities and programs that celebrate the men and women of the Armed Forces. The Players 2014 returns to The Players Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass from May 6-11.

For nearly a decade, Vero Beach-native Jake Owen has been delivering chart-topping country hits, including four consecutive No. 1 singles since 2011. Owen earned GRAMMY and CMA nominations in 2008 with his revival of “Life in A Northern Town” with Sugarland and Little Big Town, and in 2009 he was named Top New Male Vocalist by the Academy of Country Music. Owen’s first headlining tour, CMT On Tour Jake Owen: The Summer Never Ends 2012, made CMT history for the most sold-out shows in a row for the annual nationwide tour. Owen is launching his second headlining tour in March 2014 – Jake Owen’s Days of Gold. The 55-city plus tour also stars Eli Young Band* along with Parmalee*, Thomas Rhett* and The Cadillac Three. (*select dates).

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TobyMac, Skillet and LeCrae, are joining forces to thrill crowds on a summer shed tour.

Tickets go on sale to the mass public on March 1, with a special presale for artist fan clubs at 10 a.m. local venue time on Feb. 27 through 10 p.m. on Feb. 28. For more information, visit


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