Artist Updates: Vince Gill, Glen Campbell, Carter/Cash Family, Jamey Johnson

Vince Gill

Vince Gill

In addition to being named to the Nashville Predator Foundation’s Board of Directors, Vince Gill will now also serve on the broadcast team for select home games.

“I’ve been involved with the Nashville Predators since I first heard that an NHL franchise was on its way to Nashville,” says Gill, a longtime season ticket holder. “I’ve seen the incredible work that the Nashville Predators Foundation does in the community, and while we’ve worked together in the past, I’m looking forward to continuing to build and strengthen that relationship in the weeks and months ahead. Along with that involvement, I’m excited to join the Preds broadcast group to talk hockey and interact with some of the Predators’ great fans.”

Adds Nashville Predators Foundation President Sean Henry, “Vince Gill is a Nashville treasure and is at the forefront of virtually any initiative that puts kids in the position to make good choices. Vince’s generosity has been a true example of how to make an impact in one’s home community, and by leveraging Vince’s spirit and popularity with the Predators fan base, the Nashville Predators Foundation will be able to continue their mission of making a difference in kids’ lives.”

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Photo: Jake Whiteman, NBC

Photo: Jake Whiteman, NBC

Already one of the most acclaimed documentaries of the year ahead of its Oct. 24 release, Glen Campell…I’ll Be Me, will give movie-goers an intimate look at the life and musical legacy of Country music icon Glen Campbell and his family. Directed by James Keach (Walk The Line) and produced by Trevor Albert (Groundhog Day), the film shows the three-year period after Glen’s diagnosis with Alzheimer’s disease.

Landing the first interview with Campbell and his family in advance of the documentary premiere, NBC Nightly News will air the segment today (Oct. 7), while Today will feature another portion of the interview tomorrow (Oct. 8).

Additionally, a music video for his final recording, “I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” will first appear on tomorrow.

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The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in Phoenix recently unveiled exhibits honoring the Carter Family and Johnny Cash. The exhibits, located in MIM’s Artist Gallery, provide guests with an overview of the musical careers of the artists and their historical impact.

Items on display in the Carter Family and Johnny Cash exhibits have never before been displayed for the public and come to MIM on loan from John Carter Cash, son of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, and Dale Jett, grandson of A.P. Carter. The items will be on display through April 2016.

“When I first visited MIM, I was excited by its inimitable beauty and scale. It has been a wondrous blessing to work with the staff there and help bring about the Carter Family / Johnny Cash display,” said John Carter Cash. “I feel it is inspired and shows a unique view into the history of country music that cannot be seen anywhere else.”

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The inaugural Route 91 Harvest, brought to Vegas by the creators of premier country music festivals Watershed and Faster Horses, in collaboration with MGM Resorts International, took place at MGM Resorts Village this past weekend with over 20,000 in attendance and rave reviews from fans and critics.

The festival kicked-off on Friday night with headliner Blake Shelton setting the pace for the high roller weekend. Saturday, Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert continued the 3-day country music event playing sets “among the most fun and raucous of the fest[ival]” said Las Vegas Review Journal. Jason Aldean ended the festivities with a bang on Sunday as the final headliner.

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jameyjohnson_08_v_eThe third annual Jamey Johnson Golf Tournament, which was held on Sunday at the Cottonwood Golf Club in Montgomery, Ala., was a tremendous success, raising nearly $50,000 for charity.

Celebrity golfers included Kid Rock and professional golfers Tommy Biershenk, John Daly and Boo Weekley. Also playing golf were Robbie “Shank” Biershenk, the younger brother of Tommy Biershenk and a contestant in the Golf Channel’s 2012 Chasing the Dream Series, and John Daly II, the son of the famed golfer.

Those joining Johnson in the event’s concert included Colt Ford, Jerrod Niemann, James Otto, Chris Hennessee and Gina Gailey.

“There were about 1,000 people in attendance,” says Johnson. “For our first year accepting sponsors, it was a great success on every level.”


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