Artist Updates: Colt Ford, Glen Campbell, Granger Smith

Colt Ford

Colt Ford

Average Joes Entertainment’s Colt Ford will host his third annual “Colt Ford & Friends Celebrity Golf Classic” Sept. 15, 2014 at Chåteau ´Elan Winery & Resort in Atlanta. An All-Star Jam, open to the public, will follow that evening at Wild Bill’s in Atlanta at 8 p.m. Both events will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® and the newly established “Colt Ford Foundation.”

Ford, a former professional golfer, said, “I’m proud to be able to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital again this year, and do what I can for the kids and their families. I’m looking forward to having a great day of golf, and jamming later with my friends at Wild Bill’s.”

Joining Ford on the green will be pro golfers Billy Horschel, Boo Weekly, Jay McLuen, Scott Brown, Tommy Gainey, Will Mcgirt, among others. In addition, supporting celebrities include Jamey Johnson, Tyler Farr, Craig Campbell, John Michael Montgomery, Walker Hayes, Austin Dillon (NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver), Kracken and Capt. Clint (The Dreadknots from The History Channel’s Ax Men), Ajay Popoff and Jeremy Popoff (rock band LIT).

Tickets to the All-Star Jam are available here.

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Glen Campbell

Glen Campbell

Glen Campbell’s documentary Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me is set for release on Oct. 24 in New York and Nashville, with a nationwide release of over 50 cities to follow. Filmed during Campbell’s final Goodbye Tour after he was diagnosed with advanced Alzheimer’s, I’ll Be Me features footage from Campbell’s Goodbye Tour mixed with stories from artists and celebrities who know and love him, including Blake Shelton, Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Vince Gill, Steve Martin, Bruce Springsteen, Bill Clinton, the Edge, Paul McCartney, Jimmy Webb, and Jay Leno.

The documentary took home the Gibson Music City/Music City Films Grand Jury Prize at the 2014 Nashville Film Festival, where it premiered. To see the newly released trailer, click here.

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Country music couple Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White will release their first-ever studio album, Hearts Like Ours, on Sept. 30, 2014. 

Hearts Like Ours is a dream come true for Sharon and I,” says Skaggs. “Being married for 33 years, you really get to know someone’s heart. I know hers and she knows mine, and you can hear that on this CD. I loved getting to work with her. She knows what she wants.”The 13-track album, releasing on Skaggs Family Records, is produced by Skaggs and White, and features the couple dueting on handpicked country love songs. The album includes the Connie Smith- and Marty Stuart-penned tunes, “Hearts Like Ours” and “I Run To You,” Bob DiPiero and Keith Sewell’s “Forever’s Not Long Enough,” Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz’s “Hold On Tight (Let It Go),” Leslie Satcher and Buddy Jewell’s “When I’m Good And Gone” and the late Townes Van Zandt’s “If I Needed You,” among others.

Hearts Like Ours will be available in-stores and digitally. Album pre-sales are available now here.

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Granger Smith

Granger Smith

Granger Smith announced plans for an extensive 65-city headlining fall tour today. The Yee Yee Nation 2014 Tour will officially kick off tomorrow in Fargo, N.D. and will bring Granger to all corners of the U.S. Special guests Logan Mize and Jeff Allen will appear in various cities.

Smith has also released a new full-length documentary providing a behind-the-scenes look at his experience on the road. To see the trailer, click here.

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Pictured (L-R): Jody Van Alin, Kent Wells, Erica Nicole, Marvin Baker

Pictured (L-R): Jody Van Alin, Kent Wells, Erica Nicole, Marvin Baker

Following her first Top 20 single “I Listen To My Bad Girl,” Erica Nicole landed a top honor Sunday at the 2014 NIMA awards in Nashville where she took home Best Country Female Artist.

Nicole says, “I am so honored to receive this award and humbled by the love and support of NIMA, my fans and Country Radio!”

With Grammy nominated record producer, Kent Wells, at the helm, Erica Nicole made an impact on Country Radio this year. This Georgia songstress and vocal powerhouse, found success on the charts with her single “I Listen To My Bad Girl.” The release led Nicole to a Top 20 single on the MusicRow CountryBreakout chart, making her the highest ranked female independent artist for six straight weeks.

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