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Helping Haiti: Benefits With Superstars, Locals

taylor_swift_13557The ultimate superstar telethon for Haiti relief efforts airs tonight (1/22) at 8/7 PM/CT on all the major networks and cable outlets. Taylor Swift and Keith Urban are among the A-list celebs set to sing on Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief. The two-hour telethon will also feature performances by Wyclef Jean, Bruce Springsteen, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, Shakira, Sting, Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Dave Matthews, John Legend, Justin Timberlake, Stevie Wonder, Kid Rock, Sheryl Crow, Coldplay, Bono, The Edge, Jay-Z, and Rihanna. Jean, George Clooney and CNN’s Anderson Cooper, will host. Other stars will be answering the phones for donations.

The musical performances will be available for purchase through iTunes beginning tomorrow (1/23), with proceeds benefiting Haiti relief funds. As the most widely distributed telethon in history, the event can be found on numerous television networks and will be live streamed on numerous Web sites and mobile phone carriers.

Before the big telethon, the Gospel Music Channel is world premiering the video for “Are You Listening: A Love Song for Haiti” at 6 PM/CT. Kirk Franklin spearheaded the charity recording in Nashville, and more than 150 participants joined the cause including BeBe & CeCe Winans, Yolanda Adams, Natalie Grant, Mary Mary, and Jeremy Camp, who were in Music City for the 25th Annual Stellar Awards.

Charity outreach organization Can-Do has joined forces with Livin The Music to create Project Haiti and is accepting supplies for drop-off at Sound Stage in Nashville (1420 Cowan Ct. 37207, 9am – 5pm). Toby Keith has donated 7 trailers/trucks to be filled with supplies and shipped to Haiti. You can follow the supplies that you donate, on-site operations in Haiti, or make an online donation here. Items needed: Medical supplies (first aid kits, bandages, rubbing alcohol, wipes, Ibuprofen, Benadryl, Tylenol…etc.), soap, purified water, hydration containers, non perishable food, baby formula, diapers, work gloves, tarps, face masks, headlamps, clothing, and blankets.


Word Records & UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) will present a Benefit Concert for Haiti Relief with Point of Grace, Mark Schultz and special guests on Sat., Feb. 6, 7:00 p.m. at Brentwood United Methodist Church. Ticket info here.


Radio stations are banding together for a one-day national radio event on Feb. 1 to help Haiti through Compassion International. “Help Haiti with Compassion” has a radio tool kit for stations. Content and resources are still being added such as liners and spots from country artists. Any radio group or station is invited to participate. For information contact Mike Severson, Compassion International, Artist & Radio Relations, at 615-496-6023 or [email protected].

The Features, Blue Mother Tupelo, Zach Broocke, Damien Horne, Jason Johnson, Jeanne Jolly, Denitia Odigie, Joe E. Rich, The Roots Union and Scott Simontacchi are set for Nashville Reaches Out: A Benefit For Haiti. It will be at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 2, at Third & Lindsley. Cost is $10. All proceeds will go to Yele Haiti. The event is headed up by Broocke, Johnson and publicist Jill Garrett.

Swift, Urban On Superstar Concert For Haiti

kuTaylor Swift and Keith Urban are among the A-list celebs set to sing on the all-star television concert special Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief. For the two-hour telethon this Friday, Jan. 22, at 8/7 CT, there will be performances by Wyclef Jean, Bruce Springsteen, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, Shakira, and Sting in New York City; Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Dave Matthews, John Legend, Justin Timberlake, Stevie Wonder, and Swift, and a group performance by Urban, Kid Rock, and Sheryl Crow in Los Angeles; and Coldplay, and a group performance by Bono, The Edge, Jay-Z, and Rihanna in a newly added London location. The show will air on all the major networks, many cable channels, and will be streamed online at a number of sites (complete list below).

All musical performances will be available for purchase for $.99 per song through the Apple® iTunes® Store beginning Saturday, Jan. 23, with all proceeds benefiting Haiti relief funds managed by “Hope for Haiti Now” charities.

tsIn addition to musical performances, Wyclef Jean in New York City, George Clooney in Los Angeles, and CNN’s Anderson Cooper reporting from Haiti, Hope for Haiti Now will feature more than one hundred of the biggest names in film, television, and music supporting the cause with testimonials and by answering phones during the telethon.

Hope for Haiti Now is on schedule to be the most widely distributed telethon in history, both internationally and across media platforms. It will air on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, BET, The CW, HBO, MTV, VH1, CMT, PBS, TNT, Showtime, COMEDY CENTRAL, Bravo, E! Entertainment, National Geographic Channel, Oxygen, G4, CENTRIC, Current TV, Fuse, MLB Network, EPIX, Palladia, SoapNet, Style, Discovery Health, Planet Green, and international networks. The event will be live streamed on YouTube, Hulu, MySpace, Fancast, AOL, MSN.com, Yahoo, Bing.com, BET.com, CNN.com, MTV.com, VH1.com, and Rhapsody and on mobile via Alltel, AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and FloTV.

Lady A Sells Ryman 2X; Strait/Reba Tour; Hope For Haiti

Lady A's Hillary, Charles and Dave are the guest hosts on this week's installment of "CMT Top 20 Countdown," premiering today (1/15). Photo (l-r): Dave Haywood, Hillary Scott, and Charles Kelley. Photo Credit: Brian Bayley

Lady A's Hillary, Charles and Dave are the guest hosts on this week's installment of "CMT Top 20 Countdown," premiering today (1/15). Photo (l-r): Dave Haywood, Hillary Scott, and Charles Kelley. Photo Credit: Brian Bayley

Due to the sell-out success of Lady Antebellum’s upcoming March 11 concert at the Ryman Auditorium, another show has been added on Wed., March 10. Tickets available via ryman.com and Ticketmaster outlets.


The George Strait/Reba tour kick-offs next weekend in Baltimore, MD with guest Lee Ann Womack. After Baltimore, the tour continues to Greensboro, NC with additional dates coast to coast through March…Reba also has a new DVD coming out. CMT Invitation Only: Reba will be released Tuesday, Feb. 9 via CMT and the Valory Music Co.


In response to the devastating earthquake in Haiti, MTV Networks is presenting Hope for Haiti, a global telethon to air commercial-free across ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, BET, The CW, HBO, MTV, VH1, and CMT on Friday, January 22, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT and 7:00 p.m. CT. Leading the charge will be George Clooney in Los Angeles, Wyclef Jean in New York City and CNN’s Anderson Cooper from Haiti. Musical performances and celebrity appearances are yet-to-announced. Proceeds will be split evenly among Oxfam America, Partners in Health, the Red Cross, UNICEF and Yele Haiti Foundation. Facebook and MySpace have also signed on as official social media partners.

TV Update: Luke Bryan, Gloriana, Gatlins, Grammys

luke-bLuke Bryan will perform his chart-topping hit “Do I” on CBS’ The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson this Friday, Jan. 15. Next week, Bryan will hit the road performing his own headlining dates as well as guesting on Jason Aldean’s Wide Open Tour.


glorianaGloriana will appear on Ellen tomorrow Wednesday, Jan. 13, performing hit single “How Far Do You Wanna Go?” The foursome has been performing several headlining shows including sell-outs in Seattle and Modesto last week. Next month Gloriana and Kellie Pickler will return as openers for Taylor Swift‘s Fearless 2010 Tour when they head to Australia for several dates, and return to the U.S. for concerts March through June, most of which have already sold-out.


It’s been at least two decades since Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers appeared on late night television, but tomorrow night, Wed. Jan. 13, Jimmy Kimmel welcomes the boys to his show on ABC.


The 52nd Annual GRAMMY® Awards air live on CBS Jan. 31, 8–11:30 PM ET/PT. Fans will get to vote online to choose the song nominee Bon Jovi performs on the show. Bon Jovi joins previously announced performers and nominees Beyoncé, the Black Eyed Peas, the Dave Matthews Band, Green Day, Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga, Maxwell, P!nk, Taylor Swift, and the Zac Brown Band. All five Album Of The Year nominees — Beyoncé, the Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga, the Dave Matthews Band, and Taylor Swift — are set to perform on Music’s Biggest Night®. The Grammy’s fully integrated ad campaign, “We’re All Fans,” highlights music fans’ unprecedented impact in the current digital age. It centers on the Web site, www.wereallfans.com, an interactive experience of user-submitted content.

ZBB Get Grammy Slot; Gloriana To “Ellen”; More Artist Updates

Zac Brown Band

Zac Brown Band

Zac Brown Band has been added to the performance line-up of the Jan. 31 Grammy Awards, airing on CBS. Dave Matthews Band, Green Day, Lady Gaga and P!nk have also been added to performance schedule, joining previously announced performers and fellow nominees Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum, Beyoncé, the Black Eyed Peas and Maxwell...

Gloriana will play their latest single “How Far Do You Wanna Go?” on Ellen, Wed., Jan. 13 (check local listings)…

Speaking of Ellen, she joins the panel of judges on American Idol when its ninth season starts Tues., Jan. 12 on FOX…

Kellie Pickler, Jamey Johnson and Randy Houser are getting ready to go on a USO Tour, it will be Pickler’s third time visiting the troops. She is also in the January issue of Shape Magazine…

On Sat., Jan. 9, Darryl Worley will perform “God Bless America” during the pre-game ceremony for the 10th Annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX…

The new album Dailey & Vincent Sing The Statler Brothers will be available exclusively at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® on Feb. 1.

Swift, Lady A Set For Grammy Performances

taylor_swift_13557Taylor Swift and Lady Antebellum are among the first performers announced for the Grammy Awards airing Sun., Jan. 31, 2010. They will join fellow nominees Beyoncé, Black Eyed Peas, and Maxwell, in performing at the 52nd Annual event, taking place at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. The show will air on CBS from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

Swift will vie for eight awards that night: Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year (with Liz Rose), and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for “You Belong With Me”; Album Of The Year and Best Country Album for Fearless; Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals for “Breathe” (with Colbie Caillat); and Best Female Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Song (with Liz Rose) for “White Horse.”

Lady Antebellum is nominated in two categories: Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals and Best Country Song (with Tom Douglas) for “I Run To You.”

Ten-time Grammy winner Beyoncé leads with 10 nominations. Three-time winners the Black Eyed Peas are up for six awards, as is Maxwell.

Music fans can upload a 20-second video of themselves singing along to a portion of the Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling” for a chance to have their video appear as part of the Peas’ performance on Music’s Biggest Night®. Videos may be uploaded here through Jan. 15, 2010.

Additional performers, presenters and special segments will be announced soon.

The show also will be supported on radio via Westwood One worldwide, and covered online at GRAMMY.com and CBS.com, and on YouTube at www.youtube.com/thegrammys.

Rucker, Wilson, and Opry Special On TV

mzi.yvqefwee.170x170-75Darius Rucker will appear on ABC’s Good Morning America tomorrow (12/16) to perform “History In The Making.” He will also appear on the show’s Christmas Day special to perform a holiday tune he co-wrote with producer Frank Rogers, “Candy Cane Christmas.”


Pictured: Hazel Smith (l.) and Gretchen Wilson (r.) during the taping of CMT's Southern Fried Flicks with Hazel Smith. Credit: Jimmy Corn

Pictured: Smith (L) and Wilson (R) during the taping of CMT's "Southern Fried Flicks with Hazel Smith." Credit: Jimmy Corn

Gretchen Wilson recently taped an episode of CMT’s Southern Fried Flicks television show with host Hazel Smith. The two enjoyed pork chops, corn casserole, and dreamsicle cake while catching up about Wilson’s single “Work Hard, Play Harder” and upcoming album on her own label. The episode will air on CMT Sunday, December 20.



Martina McBride

A special episode of Opry Live featuring Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride, Jake Owen, and Rodney Atkins is set to air on GAC: Great American Country this Sat., Dec. 19 at 8:00 p.m. CT. The special was taped last month at the historic Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville. Meanwhile, the Opry is set to round out 2009 at the Ryman with performances by a bevy of new stars and all-time favorites. Among those scheduled to appear: Jamey Johnson, Jimmy Wayne, Darryl Worley, Chris Young, Terri Clark (Dec. 15); Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Ralph Stanley (Dec. 18 & 19); Ronnie Milsap (Dec. 19); Blaine Larsen, Dailey & Vincent (Christmas Day); and Restless Heart, Dailey & Vincent (Dec. 26).

Lady A Set For Sugar Bowl, Titans Performances

e1260305593Lady Antebellum will perform the national anthem twice this month. They will open the Tennessee Titans home game vs. the St. Louis Rams on Dec. 13, at 3pm CST, and they will also ring in the New Year at the Allstate® Sugar Bowl matchup between the University of Cincinnati and the University of Florida in New Orleans, LA, Jan. 1, at 7:30pm CST. Both air on FOX.

Additionally, the trio will celebrate New Year’s Eve in the French Quarter, headlining the Allstate Fan Fest street concert to kick off the Allstate® Sugar Bowl festivities. The free concert begins at 6pm in the JAX Brewery Parking lot.

Rascal Flatts To Appear on “CSI”

small.b75lxj8w0d5xRascal Flatts will appear on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, slated to shoot in January and air early 2010. The series airs on Thursdays at 8 pm CT on CBS Television. The band will play themselves in a storyline that finds one of the members in harm’s way.

Back in 2006, Rascal Flatts members Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney guest starred on the television series Yes, Dear.

Tonight: Carrie’s Christmas Special W/ Paisley, Parton

carrieCarrie Underwood headlines a two-hour holiday variety special tonight (12/7) on FOX. She will perform Christmas classics, as well as music from her new album Play On and her other monster hits.

Underwood will be joined on stage by special musical guests including fellow Country stars Dolly Parton and Brad Paisley. Also on board to appear are David Cook, Kristin Chenoweth, Christina Applegate and Sons of Sylvia. Carrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday Special airs tonight at 7 PM/CT on FOX.