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Country Thunder Wisconsin Tickets Sold Out
By July 19, 2012 Read More →

Country Thunder Wisconsin Tickets Sold Out

RESERVE YOUR 2013 TICKETS TODAY Due to Dry Weather Conditions, a Burn Ban in Effect for Festival; New Shuttle Service Offers Transportation To and From Festival Grounds Twin Lakes, WI  – With only a few short days to go, Country Thunder is ready to roll into Wisconsin and kick up some serious dust. Festival organizers are pleased to announce Country Thunder is a complete sellout! The premier country music festival, to be held in Twin Lakes, Wis., this weekend (July 19-22), will feature performances by some of today’s hottest country artists, including Toby Keith, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Brantley Gilbert, Luke Bryan, Big & Rich, Steve Holy, Easton Corbin, Hunter Hayes, Wade Bowen and more. Country Thunder 2013 renewals currently […]

Oak Ridge Boys Now Official National Anthem Singers
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Oak Ridge Boys Now Official National Anthem Singers

NATIONAL MUSIC COUNCIL APPOINTS THE OAK RIDGE BOYS AS OFFICIAL NATIONAL ANTHEM SINGERS PROCLAMATION ANNOUNCED DURING GRAND OLE OPRY BY WSM’S EDDIE STUBBS Nashville, TN – The prestigious National Music Council has appointed The Oak Ridge Boys as the official leading singers of America’s National Anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner.” The proclamation recognizes the iconic group’s contribution to the preservation of patriotic American music, their longstanding advancement of musical culture and their commitment to celebrating the global diversity of music traditions. It’s also in celebration of the Oaks’ continued service as ambassadors of American culture. Last night, WSM’s Eddie Stubbs made the announcement while introducing the group at the world renowned Grand Ole Opry. “The Oak Ridge Boys have been […]

Carolina Hurricanes Summer Fun Fest Set for Friday, July 20

Carolina Hurricanes Summer Fun Fest Set for Friday, July 20

RALEIGH, NC – Jon Chase, Director of Community Relations and Promotions for the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced specifics regarding the team’s fifth annual Summer Fun Fest. The event will take place on Friday, July 20, at PNC Arena, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Parking and admission are free to the general public and fans should park and enter on the East side of the arena.   New for 2012, Summer Fun Fest will move inside PNC Arena with activities spread across the arena floor and the first level. While the ice will not be down, fans will be able to take pictures on the Hurricanes’ bench, in the penalty box, with the Olympia ice resurfacers and more. In […]

Time Life To Release Hank Williams: The Lost Concerts
By July 16, 2012 Read More →

Time Life To Release Hank Williams: The Lost Concerts

Limited Collector’s Edition on October 2, 2012 The Only Known Live Recordings of Country Music Icon Hank Williams Includes Onstage Banter, Offering A Genuine View Of His Concerts Were Like Collection Also Features Rare Radio Interview Nashville, TN — Live albums are commonplace today, but tape recording was in its infancy during country music legend Hank Williams’ lifetime. The equipment was cumbersome and tape was expensive, so very little live recording was done back then. Incredibly, two concerts performed by Williams were recorded in the months before his death and will be released for the first time as Hank Williams: The Lost Concerts Limited Collector’s Edition on October 2nd (Time Life).  The collection includes 19 tracks as well as Hank’s […]

Angie Stone’s Releasing New Single “Do What U Gotta Do”
By July 16, 2012 Read More →

Angie Stone’s Releasing New Single “Do What U Gotta Do”

BREAKS INTO TOP 20 ON URBAN AC CHART Soul Singer/Songwriter’s Album, Rich Girl, Due September 25th Atlanta, GA — Angie Stone made a powerful return to the airwaves with her new single, “Do What U Gotta Do,” which was the most-added track to urban AC radio stations throughout the country its debut week, making it the highest debuting song and propelling her into the #25 spot on the BDS UAC chart with a bullet. The single continues to race up the charts and is now in the Top 20. The first song off of her upcoming album, Rich Girl, (due in stores on September 25th), “Do What U Gotta Do” beat out singles by R. Kelly, John Legend, Robin Thicke […]

Sail Away! “Oak Ridge Boys Rally at Sea” Cruise
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Sail Away! “Oak Ridge Boys Rally at Sea” Cruise

Limited Space Available for Caribbean Excursion Hosted by Legendary Group Nashville, TN — Set sail with The Oak Ridge Boys for a 4-night voyage to the Caribbean from February 28 – March 4, 2013.  There’ll be a packed lineup of exclusive activities and special events, including 2 concerts featuring some of the group’s biggest hits, a welcome reception hosted by the Oak Ridge Boys, meet & greet session, 40th anniversary celebration and much more. Plus, there’ll be plenty of time for poolside relaxation along with other onboard happenings and entertainment.  You’ll be able to take breathtaking tours, adventurous excursions and stroll along sun-soaked beaches in Key West and Cozumel. “Sail away with us during the Oaks’ Rally at Sea. Request […]

“Save Second Base” Breast Cancer Fundraiser at Gilligans Surf City NC Topsail Island–Matt Bowlin and Bail Money

“Save Second Base” Breast Cancer Fundraiser at Gilligans Surf City NC Topsail Island–Matt Bowlin and Bail Money

Please join The Toes in The Water Parrot Head club on Friday, Aug. 3rd at Gilligans in Surf City from 9pm – 1am for our “Save Second Base” Breast Cancer Fundraiser Entertainment provided by Matt Bowlin and Bail Money (Justin Wood and Brad Dickenson) Cover Charge: $5.00 Donation We will have raffles, door prizes and tons of fun! Proceeds for the event will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure….We hope to see you all there!!!! When: Friday, Aug. 3rd 9pm – 1am Where: Gilligans 14085 Highway 50, Surf City NC Cost: $5.00 Donation

Historian Andrew Duppstadt Explores Civil War Naval History

Historian Andrew Duppstadt Explores Civil War Naval History

SPENCER – As part of the sesquicentennial observances of the Civil War, the N.C. Transportation Museum presents Civil War transportation history with some of the most interesting vessels to take to the water.  N.C. Civil War Ironclads, with historian Andrew Duppstadt, will be held at the Bob Julian Roundhouse Orientation Room at 1 p.m. As battles between the Union and Confederacy took place on the land, Duppstadt will explore the South’s efforts to create these top-of-the-line warships to win those battles waged on water. In the early years of the Civil War, as part of their overall strategy, the Confederate Navy Department attempted to build six ironclads in North Carolina.  Four of these vessels were completed and each met with […]

North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Salutes Civil Air Patrol

North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Salutes Civil Air Patrol

RALEIGH – During World War II, the arrival of the North Carolina Civil Air Patrol (CAP) dramatically reduced the German sinking of American vessels off the North Carolina coast.  In recognition of the valuable service the Civil Air Patrol provided, a N.C. Highway Historical Marker will be dedicated on Saturday, July 21, at 10:30 a.m., in Manteo at the Dare County Airport, the former CAP base. The federal Civil Air Patrol was established to serve as “flying minutemen” for the nation.  Volunteer aviators in the state’s wing of the federal program conducted sea rescues, towed targets for military training, performed courier service, and fought forest fires.  From dawn to dusk, pilots prowled up and down the Outer Banks and southern […]

Gamecock Football Participates In Pigskin Poets Event At Richland County Public Library

Gamecock Football Participates In Pigskin Poets Event At Richland County Public Library

By Katie Jordan Media Relations Student Assistant COLUMBIA, S.C. – On Friday, July 13, 2012, members of the South Carolina Gamecock football team took part in the annual Pigskin Poets event at the Richland County Public Library in downtown Columbia. The event is part of the library’s Summer Reading Program that encourages children to keep their reading skills sharp over the summer so when school starts in the fall they do not have to catch up. The goal of the program is to get people excited about continuing to read in the summer. “It’s one of our most popular programs,” Padgett Mozingo, the event’s coordinator, said. “In May when kids start signing up for summer reading they already start asking […]