January Bluebird Cafe Shows Benefit Alive Hospice

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The 25th Annual Alive at the Bluebird concert series kicks off 2018 with a month of shows benefiting Alive Hospice at The Bluebird Cafe. More than 130 artists and songwriters are scheduled to perform at least 27 shows beginning Tuesday, January 2 and running through February 1, 2018. Presenting sponsors for the event include Bass, Berry & Sims, Cigna, HCA, Hub International, Jackson National and Tennessee Oncology. SouthComm and WSM-AM return as media sponsors. “We are thrilled to mark the 25th anniversary of Alive at the Bluebird with such an amazing roster of talent,” said Anna-Gene O’Neal, Alive Hospice President/CEO. “I am also super-excited to partner with our good friends at the Bluebird in celebration of their 35th year. We are beyond grateful for the incredible support that we get from the songwriting community, our sponsors and the public. Alive at the Bluebird is a truly unique partnership-talk about a Nashville original! The proceeds directly benefit patients and family, but the entire program that runs throughout the month brings much-needed awareness to the important work that our mission supports.” Perennial favorites Amy Grant and Vince Gill are scheduled to perform on January 3, 2018, and such luminaries as Kim Carnes, Phil Vassar, Styx lead guitarist and vocalist Tommy Shaw, John Oates, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Keb’ Mo’, Gordon Kennedy, Dave Barnes, Hunter Hayes, Kathy Mattea, Jon Vezner and Don Henry are already booked to appear. Additional writers and artists will be announced in the coming weeks. “Every year, Alive at The Bluebird gives the month of January a very special energy here at the club,” said Bluebird Cafe General Manager Erika Wollam Nichols. “Our community of songwriters is inspired and moved by the great service that Alive Hospice provides – this inspiration is reflected in the number of people who volunteer their time and talent to raise funds and awareness through the month of performances. We are honored to have partnered with Alive Hospice for 25 years and can’t imagine a January without this amazing performance series that lights up The Bluebird with love and generosity.” The 25th Annual Alive at the Bluebird shows benefitting Alive Hospice will take place Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays at 9:00pm, Fridays at 9:30pm and Saturdays at 6:30 and 9:30pm. Reservations and updated schedules and lineups can be found at www.BluebirdCafe.com. The Bluebird Cafe opened in June of 1982 and has been celebrating its 35th anniversary with special shows and events. Bluebird: The Movie, an in-depth documentary about the influence the tiny 90-seat venue has had on singers, songwriters and popular music in general, is currently in production. About Alive Hospice: Alive Hospice is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit that provides compassionate care and support for terminally ill patients and their families, grief support for adults and children, and education about the end of life. Alive Hospice was founded in 1975, making it the first hospice program in Tennessee and the Southeast, and the first in the nation to provide hospice care in private homes. Alive Hospice is accredited Continue reading

ATHENA® BOTTLED WATER KICKS OFF BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH WITH A PRIVATE EVENT IN NASHVILLE ON SEPT. 30 FEATURING PERFORMANCES FROM ATHENA WARRIORS AMY GRANT AND KELLIE PICKLER

Grant Will Debut New Song with Proceeds Donated to American Cancer Society NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (July 31, 2014) – – Athena® bottled water was created for the cause® in 2003 by a breast cancer survivor who had one purpose: to win the war against breast cancer. Since then, the bottled water brand has donated $2 million to prestigious organizations to support breast cancer awareness, care, education, and research. Purchased by DS Services of America, Inc. (DS Services) in 2010, the Athena brand has enlisted musical superstars Amy Grant and Kellie Pickler to help the cause by naming them Athena® Warriors – Grant in 2012 and Pickler earlier this year. As Athena® Warriors, Grant and Pickler will both perform at a private, invitation-only “Eat. Drink. Party Pink.” event in Nashville, Tenn. on Sept. 30, 2014 to kick off October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. During the festivities, Grant will debut a new song, “Welcome Yourself.” The next day (Oct. 1), that song will be available for sale on iTunes with proceeds donated to the American Cancer Society. “We are excited to gather in Nashville to hear a great night of music from our Athena® Warriors,” said Tom Harrington, President and CEO, DS Services. “What a great way to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We are honored that Amy is debuting her song at our event that night, and are so appreciative that she is donating proceeds from its sale to the American Cancer Society.” Find out more straight from the source! http://ebmediapr.com/kelliepickler/680-athenar-bottled-water-kicks-off-breast-cancer-awareness-month-with-a-private-event-in-nashville-on-sept-30-featuring-performances-from-athena-warriors-amy-grant-and-kellie-pickler

Vince Gill, Amy Grant Announce 11-City Christmas Tour

Like many country music traditions, Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without Vince Gill and Amy Grant. Vince Gill and Amy Grant will debut their 11-city Christmas With Amy & Vince tour on Dec. 8 at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota, Fla. It will conclude Dec. 21 and 22 with two shows at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Each show will run two hours and include both Christmas standards and newer holiday songs. Other dates include: King Center for the Performing Arts, Melbourne, Fla. (Dec. 9) Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers, Fla. (Dec. 10) Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, Fla. (Dec. 11) Peace Center for the Performing Arts, Greenville, S.C. (Dec. 13) Durham Performing Arts Center, Durham, N.C. (Dec. 14) Crown Theatre, Fayetteville, N.C. (Dec. 17) War Memorial Auditorium, Greensboro, N.C. (Dec. 18) Cabarrus Arena, Concord, N.C. (Dec. 19) Fox Theatre, Atlanta (Dec. 20).Country Music Photo Gallery

Amy Grant:Somewhere Down The Road

After 6 years, Amy Grant releases new album,”Somewhere Down The Road.” Last week, March 30th, Amy Grant released her first album in 6 years. Grant has already reached No.1 on the iTUNES Christian and Gospel Chart. “Better Than A Hallelujah” will be the first single to hit radio. The album contains 12 songs and a duet with her daughter, Sarah Chapman. Look for Grant to appear soon on Nightline, as well as Guideposts.com and Self Magazine.Country Music Photo Gallery