WHO IS THAT CRAZY LUCKY COWBOY? NASHVILLE, TENN December 4, 2017 LuckyCowboy.com - Ron Wilkinson AKA 'Lucky Cowboy' was born at a very young age in the "Land of Lincoln." Alton, Illinois, to be exact, is where old Lucky is from. Alton is famous for its celebrities of stage and screen. Remember Robert Wadlow, the tallest man in the world? How about TV star Clint Walker of "Cheyenne" and Butch Calvey the singer? Alton is also where one of the famous Lincoln/Douglas debates took place, and where Bluff City Beer was made. It seems Lucky was just destined to be a famous person. In his early years, Lucky appeared at the Madison Avenue Corral in Alton as a live DJ for WOKZ radio. He's been a trapeze artist, a motorcycle stunt rider, and even hosted his own carnival. He was a National Indian Chief for the Boy Scouts of America and managed a scout camp. He received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Air Force. Worked for major companies such as Coca Cola, Frito-Lay, Anheuser-Busch, Minnesota State Lottery and even managed a bar in a cave. Lucky spent some time in Minnesota where he still has many country fans. Nowadays, old Lucky is based in Nashville, TN, Music City USA. Here he founded Lucky Cowboy Productions. Member of the Country Music Association (CMA). You might catch him anywhere in Nashville, or somewhere in the rest of the USA promoting country music. He's even been on the Today Show! Lucky even has his own backyard concert and it's in it's 12th year. But you'll always find him wearing his famous forty gallon orange cowboy hat - you can't miss him wherever he goes. Lucky's favorite song is "I Feel Lucky." His handprints are on the WE Fest "Walk of Fame," and there's even a ceramic bobblehead doll of Lucky Cowboy (2001). Yep, you can bet old Lucky will continue to be a star in his own right. Watch out for The Lucky Cowboy as you might just get "Lucky!" Yeeeeeeeeehaw!!! And he's been playing cowboy since 1992. Happy 25th Anniversary 2017.
CMA FEST REVEALS 2018 PERFORMANCE LINEUP CMAFest.com NASHVILLE, TENN March 23, 2018 www.LuckyCowboy.com - The Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience Takes Over Nashville June 7-10 with Hundreds of Artists Performing on 11 Stages. Proceeds Benefit Music Education Through CMA Foundation as Performers Donate Their Time. The Country Music Association proudly reveals the initial artist lineup for this year’s CMA Fest. Now in its 47th year, CMA Fest boasts an exceptional bill of hundreds of artists performing on 11 stages throughout downtown Nashville Thursday through Sunday, June 7-10.
Billboard named CMA Fest its No. 1 Country Music festival in the U.S. in 2017, raving, “When it comes to great Country Music festivals, this one has been – and is – the gold standard.” Last year’s CMA Fest drew sold-out crowds and the largest fan engagement by Country Music fans in the event’s history from visitors from all 50 states and nearly 20 international countries. CMA Fest is the longest-running Country Music festival in the world with proceeds going directly to helping enrich and sustain music education programs across the country through CMA’s nonprofit arm, the CMA Foundation, thanks to every artist at the festival donating their time.
Taking the nightly NISSAN STADIUM stage this year are Country Music superstars Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Charles Esten and Friends, Florida Georgia Line, Dustin Lynch, Old Dominion, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce, Charley Pride, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Ricky Skaggs, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Lee Ann Womack, and Brett Young. Several acts join this year’s Nissan Stadium lineup for the first time with full sets and special performances including Brown, Combs, Dan + Shay, Old Dominion, Pardi, Pearce and Young. In addition, Lauren Alaina and Bebe Rexha will make guest appearances. Stadium gates open daily at 6:00 PM with performances starting at 8:00 PM. A limited number of four-day tickets for the nightly performances at Nissan Stadium are still available at CMAfest.com/tickets or through the CMA Box Office at 1-800-CMA-FEST.
Always a fan favorite, RIVERFRONT STAGE returns once again with a lineup that will keep crowds rocking from 10:00 AM-5:15 PM each day. Reigning CMA New Artist of the Year Jon Pardi kicks things off Thursday, June 7 (10:00 AM). Additional artists scheduled include A Thousand Horses, Lauren Alaina, Frankie Ballard, Lee Brice, Chase Bryant, Cam, Craig Campbell, Easton Corbin, Jordan Davis, Devin Dawson, Gavin DeGraw, Russell Dickerson, Drake White and The Big Fire, Lindsay Ell, Tyler Farr, Hunter Hayes, Walker Hayes, High Valley, Home Free, LANCO, Chris Lane, LOCASH, Maddie & Tae, Scotty McCreery, William Michael Morgan, Parmalee, Eric Paslay, Carly Pearce, Cassadee Pope, RaeLynn, Michael Ray, Dylan Scott, Canaan Smith, Corey Smith, Granger Smith, The Cadillac Three, Morgan Wallen, and Aaron Watson.
Located in Walk of Fame Park, the BREAKOUT STAGE will entertain crowds daily from 10:30 AM-4:55 PM with performances by Jimmie Allen, Abby Anderson, Kassi Ashton, Drew Baldridge, Chris Bandi, Big Smo, Ashley Campbell, Crowder, Jacob Davis, Delta Rae, Cale Dodds, Adam Doleac, Clare Dunn, Brooke Eden, Riley Green, Trent Harmon, Sundance Head, James Barker Band, Jillian Jacqueline, Krystal Keith and Lance Carpenter, Jon Langston, Love and Theft, Ashley McBryde, Logan Mize, Steve Moakler, Muscadine Bloodline, Jerrod Niemann, Luke Pell, Josh Phillips, Radio Romance, Maggie Rose, Runaway June, Dylan Schneider, Sister Hazel, SmithField, The Wild Feathers, Michael Tyler, Walker McGuire, Waterloo Revival, and Charlie Worsham.
Returning for a second year, the BUDWEISER FOREVER COUNTRY STAGE will take place from 11:00 AM-4:45 PM daily. Featuring some of the biggest names in Country Music from recent decades, this year’s lineup includes Keith Anderson, David Ball, John Berry, BlackHawk, Terri Clark, Mark Collie, Billy Dean, Joe Diffie, Exile, “Forever Country, Never Forgotten: A Tribute to Those Lost from Country Music,” Andy Griggs, Wade Hayes, Ty Herndon, Honky Tonkin’ with Tracy Lawrence (and special guests), Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, Little Texas, Lonestar, Mila Mason, Terry McBride, Lorrie Morgan, Heidi Newfield, Jamie O’Neal, Lee Roy Parnell, Restless Heart, Shenandoah, Doug Supernaw, The Bellamy Brothers, Mark Wills, Darryl Worley, and Michelle Wright.
Outdoor daytime performances at Budweiser Forever Country, Riverfront and Breakout stages are free and open to the public. All artist lineups are subject to change. Guided by the generosity of the Country Music community, proceeds from CMA Fest are used to drive the CMA Foundation’s mission of enriching and sustaining music education programs. Through strategic partnerships, professional development and grant distribution, the CMA Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3), has invested over $20 million in 85 programs across the national public school system, after school programs, summer camps and with community outreach organizations.
Additional stage lineups, Fan Fair X activities, and more will be announced in the coming weeks. Don’t miss a beat—get connected with CMA on CMAfest.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and sign up for CMA Country Connection emails to receive the latest news as soon as it’s announced. CMA Fest will once again be filmed for a three-hour national television special to air on the ABC Television Network. This is the 15th consecutive year the festival has been filmed for a broadcast event. “CMA Fest” is executive produced and written by Robert Deaton and directed by Gary Halvorson. VISIT: CMAFest.com
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CMA FEST ANNOUNCES PERFORMERS FOR FREE NIGHTLY CONCERTS CRACKER BARREL COUNTRY ROADS STAGE ASCEND AMPHITHEATER NASHVILLE, TENN April 19, 2018 LuckyCowboy.com - The Country Music Association has announced the return of the popular free nightly concerts during CMA Fest at the Cracker Barrel Country Roads Stage, located at Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville. This year’s CMA Fest takes place June 7-9, with the Cracker Barrel Country Roads Stage performances beginning at 7 p.m. each evening. Cracker Barrel Country Roads Stage at Ascend Amphitheater Presented by BBR Music Group kicks off festivities Thursday night with a lineup featuring Chase Bryant, Craig Campbell, Lindsay Ell, Everette, Chase Rice, Runaway June, and Granger Smith. Lee Brice will headline Cracker Barrel Country Roads Stage at Ascend Amphitheater Presented by Red Light Management on Friday night. The lineup also includes Clare Dunn, Tyler Farr, Maddie & Tae, and Drake White and The Big Fire. Saturday fans will enjoy Cracker Barrel Country Roads Stage at Ascend Amphitheater Presented by Warner Music Nashville for the second year featuring Cole Swindell joined by Cale Dodds, Morgan Evans, Michael Ray, and Tegan Marie. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® returns to CMA Fest with Rock With Us, a rocking chair experience Thursday through Saturday. The brand will turn Ascend Park and the nearby John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge into a true Cracker Barrel front porch experience by displaying 100 rocking chairs as well as three giant rockers making their festival debut.
2018 CITY OF HOPE CELEBRITY SOFTBALL SET FOR JUNE 9 NASHVILLE, TENN April 23, 2018 LuckyCowboy.com - The Celebrity Softball Game, now in its 28th year, is coming back to First Tennessee Park on June 9, 2018 10 AM. Taking place in Nashville, Tennessee, during the Country Music Awards Music Festival, the game brings together country musics brightest stars, television personalities, pro athletes, and die-hard fans and supporters for a little friendly competition to raise funds and awareness in the fight against cancer, diabetes, and other serious diseases. The net profits from the game directly benefit the pioneering research and lifesaving work conducted at City of Hope. Previous games have included the participation of stars such as Carrie Underwood, Billy Ray Cyrus, Charles Esten, Reba McEntire and many others. Get your tickets today! CityofHope.org
MARTY STUART LATE NIGHT JAM JUNE 4 NASHVILLE, TENN April 23, 2018 LuckyCowboy.com - Marty Stuart has revealed the lineup for his 2018 Late Night Jam. Joining him on June 6 at the Ryman Auditorium will be Chris Stapleton, John Prine, Margo Price, Connie Smith and many more. The concert will start at 9 p.m. This year marks the 17th annual event. Marty Stuart’s Late Night Jam is one of the most anticipated concerts held the week of CMA Music Festival. Shortly after the Late Night Jam, Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives will hit the road with Stapleton, as an opening act on Stapleton’s All-American Road Show this summer. Tickets are $42.50 or $52.50, and will go on sale Friday, April 20 at 10 a.m. Tickets Ryman.com
2018 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS MAY 20 KELLY CLARKSON HOST NASHVILLE, TENN April 20, 2018 www.LuckyCowboy.com - Kelly Clarkson to Host the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. The 2018 Billboard Music Awards will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 20 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC. This marks the first year the show will air on the NBC network. The nominees for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards were announced Tuesday, and Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars lead the way with 15 BBMA nominations apiece. All three are up for top artist, also competing against Drake (nine noms total) and Taylor Swift (five noms) in that field. Nominees for the BBMAs are selected through a number of factors, including key interactions with music fans, album and digital song sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social engagement, as tracked by Billboard and its data partners over a 12-month period.
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4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION NASHVILLE, TENN April 15, 2018 LuckyCowboy.com - Country trio Lady Antebellum will headline this year’s Fourth of July celebration in downtown Nashville. Chris Janson, Lucie Silvas, Shannon Sanders and the Nashville Symphony will also perform. Nashville's annual "Let Freedom Sing! July 4 in Music City" is a free-family friendly event held near Riverfront Park with a stage on Broadway. Each year tens of thousands of people flock to Nashville for the festivities. Visit: www.VisitMusicBity.com/July4th
NASHVILLE NAVY PARTY 2018 NASHVILLE, TENN April 23, 2018 LuckyCowboy.com - The Nashville Navy Party is Tuesday, June 5 at Limelight Club in Nashville. Doors open at 4pm. Showtime is 5pm. Tickets at: NashvilleNavyParty.com. Artists so far: Darryl Worley, Jeff Bates, Ray Scott, Danielle Peck, Halfway 2 Hazard, Jaime Fox, The Desert Okies, Shelly Fairchild and more artists TBA.
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NASHVILLE NAVY PARTY 2018 NASHVILLE, TENN May 2, 2018 LuckyCowboy.com - The Nashville Navy Party is Tuesday, June 5 at Limelight Club in Nashville. Doors open at 4pm. Showtime is 5pm. Tickets at: NashvilleNavyParty.com. Artists so far: Darryl Worley, Jeff Bates, Ray Scott, Danielle Peck, Halfway 2 Hazard, Jaime Fox, The Desert Okies, Shelly Fairchild and more artists TBA.