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RODNEY ATKINS TO HOST FOURTH ANNUAL "MUSIC CITY GIVES BACK" CONCERT TUESDAY, JUNE 3
Country hitmaker to be joined by star-studded lineup including Lee Brice, Jana Kramer, Dustin Lynch, Josh Thompson and more for concert benefiting W.O. Smith Music School in Nashville
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 12, 2014) – Country fans heading to Nashville in June for the CMT Music Awards and CMA Music Fest will have the chance to join chart-topping country artist Rodney Atkins for his annual “Music City Gives Back” concert in downtown Nashville onTuesday, June 3. Now in its fourth year, the show will feature an all-star lineup of Atkins’ friends including Lee Brice, Jana Kramer, Dustin Lynch, Josh Thompson and more and will benefit Nashville’s W.O. Smith Music School. The event will kick off at 6:00 p.m. CT at 1st Avenue and Broadway and is free to the public.
Carl Black Chevrolet and Wrangler® are returning for the fourth year as presenting sponsors for Music City Gives Back. Both sponsors will stream the show live on CarlBlackRadio.com and WranglerNetwork.com, a first-of-its-kind mobile and online destination that serves as a centralized hub for all Western lifestyle content, respectively. Ally Financial will also be joining the event this year as a stage sponsor. Cumulus Media stations NASH-FM 103.3 and WSM-FM 95.5 will be on site, with “NASH Nights Live” Host Shawn Parr broadcasting live and “America’s Morning Show” Host Blair Garner introducing artists as they hit the stage.
“I am so excited to be part of this event for the fourth year in a row and to have such a great group of artists give their time and talent to help out,” said Atkins. “I’ve always believed that music is a great healer and it’s important to me as an artist to use that platform to give back.”
Founded in 1984, W.O. Smith Music School provides music instruction to children from low-income families for the nominal cost of 50 cents per lesson. An all-volunteer teaching artist faculty of 220 gives music lessons to more than 650 students annually. Instruments and all learning materials are loaned to the students at no additional expense.
Atkins is currently working on his fifth studio album for Curb Records and performing headlining dates across the country. For more information, please visit www.RodneyAtkins.com or follow on Twitter and Facebook @RodneyAtkins.
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About Carl Black Chevrolet
Carl Black Chevrolet is one of General Motor’s top dealers with locations in Atlanta, Nashville and Orlando as well as online at www.carlblack.com. CarlBlackRadio is an internet station available on the Tune In platform that features current singles, past hits and favorite album cuts of top Country artists broadcast inside the showrooms and ready for easy access with the GM 4G LTE digital dashboards available on new 2015 GM Models.
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