Artist Updates: Country Now, Tim McGraw, Garth Brooks, Chris Tomlin

M_CountryNowLogo630_020613Country Now, a country music-dedicated YouTube channel, will feature music from two “Front and Center” episodes, set to air this Fall on public television. The Country Now offerings will include songs from Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, and Keith Urban. The music is available now on YouTube.

The new season of ‘Front and Center’ includes performances from Counting Crows, John Hiatt, Bentley, Joe Satriani, Lady Antebellum, Urban, Paul Rodgers, The Fray, Richard Thompson and Richie Sambora.

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Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw will take part in A Very Grammy Christmas, hosted by LL Cool J. The one-hour entertainment special will air Friday, Dec. 5, beginning at 9 p.m. ET on CBS. Other performers include Mary J. Blige, Ariana Grade, Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams, and others.

“A Very GRAMMY Christmas” is produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC. Ken Ehrlich is the executive producer.

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Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks has announced that The Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood is returning to Boston. Concerts are slated for Thursday, Jan. 22 (7:30 p.m), Friday, Jan. 23 (7 p.m.), and Saturday, Jan. 24 (7 p.m.), at TD Garden.

Tickets for the event go on sale Friday, Nov. 21 at 10 a.m. ET at, or at 1-800-745-3000, or at Ticketmaster Express at 1-866-448-7849.

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Chris Tomlin

CURE International, one of the largest providers of reconstructive surgery to disabled children in the emerging world, has named CCM artist Chris Tomlin to its Board of Directors. Tomlin first learned about the organization through his involvement with the Passion conferences.

“I was just drawn to how well CURE was doing things and how they’re really changing kids’ lives,” stated Tomlin. “CURE just has integrity through and through at every level. I’ve found this is a place where I can trust where the money is going, and it’s really going to heal these kids.”


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