Artist News: Darius Rucker, Cam, Terri Clark, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Darius Rucker To Host ACM Lifting Lives Golf Classic

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Darius Rucker will return to host the ACM Lifting Lives Golf Classic for the fifth consecutive year at TPC Las Vegas on Sat., April 2, 2016. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the ACM Lifting Lives’ Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund, which provides immediate relief to those in need within the music industry.

The ACM Lifting Lives Golf Classic and the 4th Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival are just two events benefitting the charities during “The Week Vegas Goes Country,” leading up to the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 3.

Cam Remakes “Here Comes The Sun” For Major Motion Picture

Cam. Photo: Ninelle Efremova

Cam. Photo: Ninelle Efremova

Cam has recorded a remake of “Here Comes The Sun” which will be included in the Sony Pictures film Miracles From Heaven (starring Jennifer Garner) opening in theaters nationwide tomorrow (March 16). This classic song was written by George Harrison and first released in 1969 on the Beatles’ album Abbey Road.

This past weekend, Cam made her Down Under debut performing at CMC Rocks QLD 2016. “Mayday” is the new follow-up to her major hit “Burning House.” Cam heads to the April 3 ACM Awards as the most-nominated female, with six nominations.

Terri Clark To Host Country Gold Show

Terri Clark 2016

Westwood One has announced that Terri Clark will take over hosting duties of the four-hour classic country show Country Gold, beginning the weekend of April 9-10, 2016. Country Gold airs on more than 100 stations. Randy Owen previously hosted the show for four years.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band On PBS Tonight

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The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s star-studded PBS Pledge Special airs tonight (March 15) at 7 p.m. CST on WNPT in Nashville. Guests include John Prine, Sam Bush, Vince Gill, Jerry Jeff Walker, Alison Krauss, Rodney Crowell, Byron House, and Jerry Douglas as well as former members, Jimmy Ibbotson (longtime member) and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and early NGDB member Jackson Browne.

There will be an accompanying CD and DVD as well as concert tickets and meet and greets available exclusively through PBS member stations.

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band has a full slate of dates to commemorate their Golden 50th anniversary running through the end of 2017.

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