Buddy Jewell Inducted Into Arkansas Walk Of Fame
Buddy Jewell was inducted into the Arkansas Walk of Fame on May 26 along with five other recipients, joining roughly 100 influential names in the fields of civil rights, wrestling, aviation, kickboxing and country music on the Walk of Fame. The Lepanto, Arkansas native was honored at the walk at 629 Central Ave followed by a free concert in the Bridge Street Entertainment District featuring Jewell as the headlining act.
“Buddy Jewell is a prime example for all Arkansans and others that with grit and determination you can achieve your dreams and goals at any age. Buddy has never lost his Arkansas values and continues to give back with his work for St. Jude, the USO and many other worthy causes,” stated Visit Hot Springs CEO Steve Arrison. “Buddy Jewell makes Arkansas proud and we are very proud as well to have him in the Walk of Fame.”
Lee Greenwood Signs With Action Entertainment Collaborative
Lee Greenwood has signed with Action Entertainment Collaborative, with Charles Ray and Nick Meinema serving as the his agents.
“Charles and I are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with this amazing singer, American treasure and patriot as he plots his final years of touring,” says Meinema.
2023 marks the 40th anniversary of Lee Greenwood’s patriotic song, “God Bless The USA.” Greenwood penned the song in 1983 and it was released by MCA Nashville in 1984, becoming a mainstay year after year at every patriotic holiday party, fireworks display celebration and military retirement. As part of the 40th-anniversary celebration, Greenwood will be touring throughout North America with several key event announcements coming soon.
T. Graham Brown Signs With Third Coast Talent
T. Graham Brown has inked an exclusive booking deal with Third Coast Talent. Known for his soulful voice and stage presence, Brown has been performing hits “Darlene,” “Hell and High Water,” “I Tell It Like It Used To Be,” “Don’t Go To Strangers” and “Wine Into Water” for decades.
“Third Coast Talent is thrilled to be the exclusive booking agency for ‘His T-Ness’. We have known and worked with T. Graham Brown for years, but have not had the opportunity to work with him exclusively. We are huge fans and admirers of his incredible soulful vocal stylings, his chart-topping songs, and endearing stage presence. We look forward to a bright future together,” says Carrie Moore-Reed and Debbie Moore of Third Coast Talent.
Ava Hundley Joins PLA Media
Ava Hundley has joined PLA Media as a Publicity and Social Media Coordinator, assisting in the management of all social media and publicity initiatives for current and future clients. Since January 2023, Hundley shadowed PLA’s senior team part time as a PR assistant before ascending to her current role.
“Ava immediately impressed me with her maturity, outgoing personality, intelligence and quick ability to pick up and run with a project,” says PLA President, Pamela L. Lewis FRSA. “She has proven to be a good team player who is ready to learn and contribute. Welcome aboard young lady!”
Blackhawk and The Outlaws Donate $75,000 To MusiCares & Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
BlackHawk and The Outlaws have donated a collective $75,0000 to MusiCares and the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. Henry Paul, a member of BlackHawk, as well as the sole original active member of The Outlaws, presented a $50,000 check to Vanderbilt on behalf of BlackHawk’s “Van Stephenson Memorial Cancer Research Fund.” Stephenson, a founding member of BlackHawk, passed away from melanoma in 2001. Additionally, The Outlaws donated $25,000 to MusiCares.
“BlackHawk’s commitment to the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center goes back to the mid-nineties and our involvement with the charity event, Country In The Rockies,” explains Paul. “Since establishing our own 501C in the early 2000’s, in the name of our diseased bandmate Van Stephenson, we have donated close to $500,000 to the research lab for cancer research.”
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