Kix Brooks Kicks Up His Boots & Joins The Boot Campaign

  Kix Brooks, half of the super-duo Brooks & Dunn, is setting his trademark cowboy boots aside to help U.S. Servicemen and women returning from combat.  He is the featured celebrity this week at www.bootcampaign.com.   The boots are part of a national initiative called the Boot Campaign.  The Campaign’s motto is, “When They Come Back, …

Little Jimmy Dickens Celebrates His 90th Birthday

This past Saturday night, the Grand Ole Opry celebrated the 90th birthday of its greatest treasure, Little Jimmy Dickens, a 62-year Opry veteran.  Opry member and Dickens’ good friend Brad Paisley led the audience in singing “Happy Birthday” as Opry members Jeannie Seely, Bill Anderson and Jim Ed Brown rolled out Dickens’ birthday cake.   Earlier …

ACM Lifting Lives My Cause For December Is “Home For The Holidays”

ACM Lifting Lives announced that the December theme for its monthly “My Cause” web feature is “Home for the Holidays.” The web feature, which launched in August, will continue to drive awareness of artist-supported charitable organizations and support fundraising efforts for those philanthropies. At the ACM Awards last April, ACM Lifting Lives converted the traditional …

CMT Honors Top 5 Country Artists In First Star-Studded “Artists Of The Year” Special

The stars were out last night in Nashville to honor CMT’s first ever ARTISTS OF THE YEAR, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift and Zac Brown Band, for their successes of the past year. Hosted by Kevin Costner, CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR will premiere Friday, December 3 from 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 …

CMA Donates $2.9 Million From 2010 CMA Music Festival

(l-r) CMA Board Member and singer/songwriter/radio personality, Kix Brooks; CMA Board Member and member of Little Big Town, Karen Fairchild; Executive Director of the Nashville Alliance for Public Education, Pam Garrett; Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Director, Kyle Young; Nashville School of the Arts sophomore, Duncan McPherson; Nashville Mayor Karl Dean; Community Foundation …