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Trace Adkins Selects Jason Crabb As Special Guest for Christmas Residency at Gaylord Opryland

Written by Staff on November 21, 2019 – 6:33 am -

Trace Adkins Selects Jason Crabb As Special Guest for Performances during The Gift of Christmas with Trace Adkins and Friends Residency at Gaylord OprylandTrace Adkins Selects Jason Crabb As Special Guest for Performances during The Gift of Christmas with Trace Adkins and Friends Residency at Gaylord Opryland.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 21, 2019) — Country superstar Trace Adkins has selected popular Christian music vocalist, Jason Crabb, as one of his special guests during The Gift of Christmas with Trace Adkins and Friends residency during Gaylord Opryland’s A Country Christmas. Crabb will perform on select evenings as his schedule allows.
Throughout the evening, the 2-time GRAMMY winner will join Trace to entertain fans with Christmas standards, classics and favorite traditions as part of Gaylord Opryland’s A Country Christmas.

Trace Adkins Selects Jason Crabb As Special Guest for Performances during The Gift of Christmas with Trace Adkins and Friends Residency at Gaylord OprylandThe Gift of Christmas with Trace Adkins and Friends will be held through November 24 at the Wildhorse Saloon and November 27 through Christmas Day in the Tennessee Ballroom of Gaylord Opryland in Nashville.

Tickets are on sale now at ChristmasAtGaylordOpryland.com.

Jason CrabbAbout Crabb joining the residency, Adkins says: “I could say many things about Jason Crabb, but I will keep it short. Jason Crabb is one of the best singers in the world. Nuff’ said.”

This is not the first time Adkins and Crabb have shared the stage. Previously, Crabb joined Adkins’ Christmas tour and performed at Trace’s Jammin’ To Beat the Blues charity event as well as first meeting on the popular NBC show, Celebrity Apprentice.

Crabb states: “I am so excited to be joining my friend Trace Adkins for another Christmas season and super excited to be a small part of Gaylord Opryland’s A Country Christmas. We’re going to have a great time celebrating the birth of Jesus and I can’t wait! See ya’ there.”

“I am honored to be a part of this longstanding tradition at Gaylord Opryland’s A Country Christmas during such a special time of the year,” said Trace Adkins. “The resort knows how to do Christmas, and I can’t wait to be part of the tradition again. I’m really proud of the show we have prepared for this year and hope people walk away from it feeling the spirit of the season.”

Adkins, a multiplatinum artist and Grand Ole Opry member, will bring his gift of song and unique baritone to fans for multiple shows throughout the holiday season, performing his hit songs and holiday favorites. Prior to Adkins’ performance, concert-goers will enjoy a multi-course feast prepared by the resort’s renowned chefs.

The dinner show is just one of many activities happening during A Country Christmas at Gaylord Opryland including ICE! which is back with a new theme, A CHRISTMAS STORY™; Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical at the Grand Ole Opry House; SoundWaves, the nation’s first truly upscale water resort, which maintains a perfect 84-degree temperature all year long; an ice skating rink, ice tubing and more.

The following dates are when Jason Crabb will appear during The Gift of Christmas with Trace Adkins and Friends during A Country Christmas at Gaylord Opryland:
November 24, 2019
November 27, 2019
December 7, 2019
December 9, 2019
December 11, 2019
December 16, 2019
December 18, 2019
December 19, 2019

About Trace Adkins
Towering baritone Trace Adkins has sold more than 11 million albums and charted more than 20 singles in his 25 years in Nashville, a remarkable run for one of country music’s most easily identifiable stars. With over one billion spins on Pandora (10 million per month), one million followers on Spotify and nearly 200 million plays on YouTube, the Louisiana native is back in the studio after releasing his 12th studio album, Something’s Going On, on BBR Music Group/Wheelhouse Records in 2017. A three-time GRAMMY Award nominee, Adkins has won three Academy of Country Music Awards, including the 2009 Single of the Year Award for “You’re Gonna Miss This” and Vocal Event of the Year with Blake Shelton for “Hillbilly Bone” in 2010. The Grand Ole Opry member is also an author and spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Project and The American Red Cross, for whom he raised more than $1.5 million dollars as winner of NBC’s All-Star Celebrity Apprentice. In recent years, Adkins has performed for our service members across 12 USO Tours. In his 2007 autobiography, A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Freethinking Roughneck, Adkins recounted his rise to fame, brushes with death, and battles with personal demons. Adkins has also acted in multiple films and television shows, playing a tough-as-nails biker in “The Lincoln Lawyer” (starring Matthew McConaughey), a desperate father in “Deepwater Horizon” (starring Mark Wahlberg) and a wise oracle of a tattoo artist in the family friendly film “Moms’ Night Out” (starring Patricia Heaton, Sean Astin, Sarah Drew). His most recent role was that of MercyMe’s real-life manager, Brickell, in the box office smash “I Can Only Imagine.” The film was the third biggest selling movie on its opening weekend in America. Adkins lends his talents hosting the INSP Network’s Ultimate Cowboy Showdown, launching October 14. For tour dates and more information, visit Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @TraceAdkins.

About Jason Crabb
In his career, Kentucky-born Jason Crabb has been honored with 2 GRAMMY awards along with 22 GMA Dove Awards – being named the Gospel Music Association Dove Awards Artist and Male Vocalist of the Year along with Song of the Year – along with a host of industry honors and recognitions, with chart-topping hits that inspire the multitudes. Among his honors, he is the youngest member to be inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame, and his hometown of Beaver Dam, KY recognized him by naming a street as Jason Crabb Drive.

Crabb’s electrifying stage presence, powerhouse vocals and magnetic personality have endeared him to millions across the world – through extensive personal appearances, media coverage, and social media including over 20 million views on YouTube.

Crabb’s latest record, Unexpected, released on April 20, 2018, was honored with a GRAMMY® at the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards® in February 2019 and was named by USA Today as one of 2018’s best albums. The project was produced by Jay DeMarcus (Rascal Flatts) and features Gary LeVox (Rascal Flatts) and Kaya Jones, as well as a song written with disco icon, Gloria Gaynor.

About A Country Christmas
A Country Christmas at Gaylord Opryland Resort attracts more than 1 million visitors annually with its 3 million twinkling lights, acres of stunning decorations and exceptional entertainment. With each passing year, the shows and attractions dazzle guests include everything from a larger-than-life nativity display and Christmas dinner shows to ICE!—an astonishing display of colorful sculptures and slides hand carved from 2 million pounds of ice. The resort’s nine acres of indoor gardens and waterfalls are transformed into a fanciful world of towering Christmas trees, oversized wreaths and ornate details that provide breathtaking views from every direction. A Country Christmas has been hailed as one of the “Ten Great Places to Catch up with Santa” by USA Today; “The Most Christmassy Hotel in the Nation” by the Travel Channel’s “Extreme Christmas;” one of the top 10 places to spend Christmas in the world by Travel + Leisure; and a “Nashville treasure” by Southern Living.

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Trace Adkins adds Grammy Winner Jason Crabb to Christmas Tour

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on December 9, 2014 – 11:50 am -

Jason Crabb And Trace Adkins

Jason Crabb And Trace Adkins

Nashville, TN – Jason CrabbGrammy winner and twenty-one time GMA Dove Award winner – will join country music superstar Trace Adkins as his very special guest on the final leg of The Christmas Show tour this season.

Throughout the evening, Trace Adkins tells the Christmas story and displays reverence for the true reason for the season – Jesus Christ – and Crabb is a perfect compliment to the evening. This is the second annual Christmas Show Tour, which features humorous and historical narration, gorgeous Celtic carols with his twelve-piece “Sarepta Symphony,” and renowned Scottish singer, Alyth McCormack.
Crabb will get audiences in the Christmas spirit with songs like “Mary, Did You Know,” “Let’s Make A Baby King,” “Don’t Save It All For Christmas Day,” among others.

“I’m excited about Jason joining for a few dates,” Adkins stated. “I’ve wanted to work with him for a long time and I’m glad our schedules finally worked out. This is the perfect tour for us to work together”

Crabb said: “I can’t wait to join Trace for his Christmas Show tour. We’re going to have a great time celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ – the true reason for the season. You don’t want to miss this!”
As an early Christmas gift, participating venues will gift a copy of Trace’s first-ever Christmas album, The King’s Gift to ticket buyers along with their ticket purchase.
A full list of tour dates and tickets can be found online at www.JasonCrabb.com

Remaining Shows of The Christmas Show 2014 Tour with Jason Crabb
12/10 – Fayetteville, NC – Crown Theatre
12/13 – Cherokee, NC – Harrah’s Event Center
12/16 – Memphis, TN – The Orpheum Theatre
12/17 – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Symphony Hall
12/18 – Mobile, AL – Saenger Theatre
12/19 – Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theater
12/20 – Ft. Pierce, FL – Sunrise Theater

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Award-Winning Musician and Singer Gordon Mote Releases Album All Things New on New Haven Records

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 19, 2013 – 2:40 pm -

MoteNashville, TN (September 19, 2013) —- One of the most beloved and respected musicians/singers in the music industry, Gordon Mote, has released his latest project All Things New. The album was co-produced by Frank Rogers (Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker), and Dove-Award winning producers, Wayne Haun and Russell Mauldin. The project features vocal collaborations with such major artists as the Gaither Vocal Band, Trace Adkins, Darius Rucker, Josh Turner, Matthew West, and Scotty McCreery. This is the second album by Mote for his new label, New Haven Records, and the project will be distributed to the faith-based market through Provident-Integrity Distribution.
 “I wanted this project to encourage others to let the Lord use the rough parts of their lives for His glory just like He has in mine,” says Mote. “Being born blind, God has given me so many blessings in spite of the setbacks I have had in my life. If we’ll give God the chance to make all things new, He will.”
The powerful ballad, “Faith Like That,” is the first single being serviced to Christian radio, and the heartfelt lyrics were co-written by award-winning songwriters Don Sampson (“Waitin’ On A Woman”) and Jim Brown (“Five O’Clock Somewhere”).  A noted songwriter himself, Mote co-wrote four songs on the new album including, “All Things New,” “Sound A Dream Makes,” “For You,” and the autobiographical “Broken Open.” The latter song describes Mote’s personal journey of clinging to his faith to overcome a broken heart and how God can lift us up even during our darkest hours.
“I had a wonderful childhood, but grew somewhat lonely as a teenager as my friends were getting driver’s licenses and leaving me behind,” explains Mote. “Whether you’re blind or not, all of us experience insecurities. I learned that my brokenness made me more open to God’s love as well as more sensitive to the brokenness in other’s lives.”
In spite of what society calls a handicap, Mote has miraculously overcome multiple obstacles with his blindness that include; playing piano at 3-years-old without any professional training, being the first blind student in the country to be accepted into the public school system, graduating high school with honors, receiving a full scholarship to Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, AL, and graduating from Belmont University in Nashville, TN with Cum Laude honors and a music degree.
Two days after graduation, Mote began touring with Country artist Lee Greenwood’s band, which led to the talented musician touring and recording with such major superstars as Trisha Yearwood, Brad Paisley, Bob Seger, Alan Jackson, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood, Gaither Vocal Band, and Lionel Richie. 
Mote’s keyboard skills led him to being honored twice by the Academy of Country Music for Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year Awards, as well as two Music Row Magazine Instrumentalist of the Year Awards for playing on the most Top Ten albums. Mote has released nine albums as an independent artist, with If You Could Hear What I See earning Mote his first Dove nomination in 2004. Mote remains an active touring act by performing over 150 dates a year. 
For more information on Mote please visit his website, www.gordonmote.com and on twitter at @GordonMote.
About New Haven Records
New Haven Records is a Nashville-based music corporation that includes label, publishing, and film companies. For more than two decades, they have focused on the uniquely American genres of Black Gospel, Southern Gospel, and Country & Bluegrass Gospel.New Haven’s product is distributed to the mainstream through SONY Distribution and to the Christian marketplace through Provident Music Distribution. For additional information, go to www.newhavenrecords.com

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Marty Raybon Wins International Country Gospel Music Award as Bluegrass Artist of the Year

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on August 7, 2012 – 11:02 pm -

Nashville, TN  – The International Country Gospel Music Association (ICGMA) held their 56th Annual Convention and Gold Cross Awards Show this past weekend in historic West Plains, Missouri where it was announced MARTY RAYBON is the recipient of the 2012 ICGMA Bluegrass Artist of the Year Award. The bluegrass category included an impressive list of nominees including: Doyle Lawson, State of Grace, Eddie Gordon and Marty’s label-mate, brother-sister duo THE ROYS. The ICGMA is the oldest Country Gospel Music Organization in America.

Marty’s current Bluegrass single, “Dirt Road Heartache,” from the album SOUTHERN ROOTS & BRANCHES (Yesterday & Today), is currently the #1 song on the Bluegrass Today Top 20 Monthly Airplay Chart for August 2012. The song is also #11 on the Bluegrass Music Profiles Magazine Top 30 Hot Singles chart and made its debut this month on the Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine Top 30 Songs chart.

Marty’s cross over success this year has been just incredible as he is also receiving critical acclaim and chart action for his Country Christian album, HAND TO THE PLOW released on Rural Rhythm Christian. The album made its debut at #16 on Billboard’s Country Christian Album chart and continues to race up a variety of other charts. “I’ve Seen What He Can Do” is not only on this month’s Christian Voice Magazine Country Gospel Top 100 and Southern Gospel Top 100, but also appears on two Power Source Magazine charts – Inspirational Country Top 100 and even the Bluegrass Top 35 Songs. The song hit #1 on the Christian Music Weekly Top 10 Country Chart in March.

“Working On A Building,” also from HAND TO THE PLOW, includes the talents of Trace Adkins, Jimmy Fortune, and T. Graham Brown. The song was #1 on the Christian Voice Magazine Country Gospel Top 100 (May), #1 on the Cashbox Magazine Christian Country Top 20 (May), and appeared on the New Music Weekly Country Top 40 chart (March).

Marty was the featured artist on the recent Rural Rhythm TV production, BEHIND THE DREAM™ on BlueHighways TV and on the label’s upcoming CHRISTMAS THE MOUNTAIN WAY show with Audie Blaylock, Steve Gulley, Dale Ann Bradley, Cumberland River, Common Strings and more airing later this year on BlueHighways TV. He can also be seen on the BLUEGRASS COMES TO THE VALLEY TV Special which is a part of RENO’S OLD TIME MUSIC FESTIVAL airing on RFD-TV next month.

For more information on Marty Raybon including upcoming tour dates, music and news, please MartyRaybon.com. For more information on Rural Rhythm, please visit RuralRhythm.com and RuralRhythmChristian.com.

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Written by SGN Scoops on March 15, 2012 – 4:24 pm -

Nashville, Tenn. (March 12, 2012) – Proving once again that Country music artists have a big heart for the whole world, Ken Harding, president of New Haven Records, has joined Executive Producer Mark Carman, president of MCM World Media, to announce the upcoming release of the landmark CD, I’m Working On A Building. The title cut from the project, recorded by Marty Raybon (former lead singer of Shenandoah), has already been nominated for a Country Gospel Music Fan Award, presented annually by Christian Voice magazine.

This inspiring collection of new and existing songs was created exclusively to benefit the work of International Cooperating Ministries (ICM), a non-profit foundation that has constructed approximately 4,000 churches, orphanages and schools in more than 50 countries, supporting more than 20,000 congregations during the past 25 years.

The centerpiece of this collection is a high-octane version of the title cut by Raybon, featuring Country superstar Trace Adkins, Jimmy Fortune (of The Statler Brothers), and Country Music Association Award winner T. Graham Brown. The “Working On a Building” single is already receiving a tremendous response at Christian Country, Southern Gospel and select mainstream Country radio stations and is up for Favorite Song at the CGM Fan Awards program, scheduled for April 28 as part of Country Gospel Music FanFest in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. The GCM Fan Awards, selected solely by Country and Southern Gospel music fans, are sponsored each year by Christian Voice magazine. Read more »

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Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 8, 2011 – 5:16 pm -

NASHVILLE, TENN. —Bluegrass Entertainers of the Year Dailey & Vincent are preparing for their first appearance at CMA Music Festival, slated for June 9-12 in downtown Nashville.  Their schedule includes an a cappella performance of the National Anthem to begin the CMA Music Festival nightly concert at LP Field on Saturday, June 11, which features Chris Young, Little Big Town, Josh Turner, Trace Adkins, Martina McBride, and Rascal Flatts.
“In the last few years, we were always out of town during CMA Music Festival,” says Jamie Dailey.  “This year we wanted to get involved in all the fun and festivities.”
“We realize that it’s country, bluegrass, and gospel fans who make our career possible,” adds Darrin Vincent, “and we can’t wait to get out and meet as many of them as possible.”
Dailey & Vincent’s schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, June 8
11 a.m. – The 7th Annual CMA Music Festival Kick-Off Parade – The parade begins at 10th and Broadway and travels down Broadway to Riverfront Park.
Friday, June 10
11 a.m. – In-store appearance and CD signing at the Opry Originals Store located at 300 Broadway
Saturday, June 11
7:50 p.m. – Perform National Anthem at CMA Music Festival nightly concert at LP Field.  Tickets are still available through Ticketmaster at Ticketmaster.com or       1-(800) 745-3000; they can also be purchased through CMAfest.com or 1-(800)-CMA-FEST (262-3378).
Sunday, June 12
1:15 p.m. – Perform at the Lay’s Stage at Bridgestone Arena Plaza – 5th Avenue and Broadway (free stage)
For up-to-date information on CMA Music Festival, visit www.cmafest.com.
Dailey & Vincent are looking forward to their next performance on the Tuesday Night Opry on June 14 at the Grand Ole Opry House.

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Written by SGN Scoops Staff on June 8, 2011 – 9:15 am -

NASHVILLE, TENN.  – The Isaacs are tuning up for their debut appearance on the nightly concert stage at the CMA Music Festival. The Isaacs will perform the National Anthem as part of the opening festivities for the Nightly Concerts at LP Field on Thursday, June 9, as part of 2011 CMA Music Festival. The evening concert also includes Jason Aldean, Easton Corbin, Sara Evans, Brad Paisley, Ricky Skaggs, Zac Brown Band and more!

Lily Isaacs, vocalist and matriarch of the group, says: “My mother and father were survivors of the Holocaust and I still remember with pride becoming an American citizen on Ellis Island in New York when I was a child. It is an honor to sing the National Anthem with my children – Ben, Sonya and Beckie – at the CMA Music Festival.”

The Isaacs are a multi-award-winning family group that blends tight, family harmony with contemporary acoustic instrumentation, winning the appraise of critics and the loyalty of audiences all over the world. The Isaacs have been making jaw-dropping music for more the 30 years and perform frequently at the Grand Ole Opry, are favorites on the Gaither Homecoming video and concert series, perform frequently with legendary performers such as: Dolly Parton, Trace Adkins, Brad Paisley, Paul Simon, Vince Gill, Randy Owen, Trisha Yearwood, Ralph Stanley, Mark Lowry, and many more.

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