Tag: country music

AFP builds new website for God and Country Music TV show

The God and Country Music TV show hosted by Tim Spears has a new website built by Augusta Free Press.

Ronnie McDowell to perform at Augusta Expoland on Aug. 29

Country music star Ronnie McDowell will perform at Augusta Expoland in Fishersville on Saturday, Aug. 29.

Snowshoe Mountain Resort announces lineup for Rise & Shine Festival

Snowshoe Mountain (www.snowshoemtn.com), the #1 year-round resort in the Mid-Atlantic, announced that country music artist Josh Thompson, known for hit songs “Turn it Up”, “A Cold Beer with Your Name on It” and “Wanted Me Gone” will headline the upcoming Rise & Shine Festival.

Local artist Emma Leigh nominated for three Nashville Universe Awards

Shenandoah Valley country music artist Emma Leigh has been nominated in three categories for the upcoming 2015 Nashville Universe Awards.


Thompson Square and Chase Rice Performing at 2014 ACC FanFest

Multi-platinum national recording duo Thompson Square and country music star Chase Rice will perform at the 2014 ACC FanFest presented by AT&T, game officials announced.

Emma Leigh inks deal with Lee Cherry Entertainment

Emma Leigh and Lee Cherry Entertainment have made a deal to promote and service “Daddy’s Gonna Kill Him” the new single from the Virginia-based country artist to Global Radio.

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Rockingham County Fair has record day on Thursday

The Rockingham County Fair had its biggest Thursday ever with more than 16,000 visitors turning the turnstiles, according to a preliminary view on attendance figures released today.


McAuliffe announces grand opening of Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the grand opening of the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, VA-Tenn. The Smithsonian Institution-affiliated museum is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the 1927 Bristol Sessions and their lasting influence on American popular music.

Concerts, fireworks, Americana center stage at Busch Gardens

It’s a red-white-and-blue-letter day at Busch Gardens this July 4 weekend. As part of the park’s Star Spangled Nights celebration, an extended fireworks show will light up the sky July 3-5.

Opening Day of 2014 ACC Tournament to feature country music star Scotty McCreery

Opening Day, presented by Food Lion, of the ACC Tournament on Wednesday, March 12 will feature a concert by country music star Scotty McCreery.

SaraJane McDonald on bill for River City Radio Hour

The 90 minute performance starting at 7:30pm. The performance will feature the River City Radio Hour regulars, the Boogie Kings: Richard Adams, J. T. Fauber, and the keyboard genius William Hayes and comedian Marsha Howard.

Wilson Fairchild at WTA’s Gateway in Waynesboro

Since the Gateway opened in 2011, there has been intense lobbying to bring the country duo Wilson Fairchild to the venue. This fall, Clair Myers, WTA’s Executive Director was finally able to get the job done.

Augusta Free Press produces video commercial for Rawhide Productions’ Stayin’ Country Concert Tour

Augusta Free Press has produced a video commercial for the Stayin’ Country Concert Tour. Rawhide Productions, based in Augusta County, is now accepting bookings for the Stayin’ Country Concert Tour featuring country music superstars Darryl Worley, Aaron Tippin, John Anderson, Collin Raye, Chad Brock, and introducing Morgan Frazier.

Rawhide Productions announces Stayin’ Country Concert Tour

Rawhide Productions announced this week that country music stars Collin Raye, Darryl Worley, Chad Brock, and Morgan Frazier will embark on a nationwide tour in 2014. The Stayin’ Country Concert Tour will bring traditional country music back to the fans.

Emma Leigh to attend Premiere Career Guidance

Shenandoah Valley vocalist Emma Leigh has been selected to become a member of the class of 2014 at Premier Career Guidance, one of Nashville’s premier artist development companies.

Salem VA Medical Center announces 2013 Valentines for Veterans Concert

Country music artist Daryle Singletary will perform in concert at the Salem Civic Center as part of the Department of Veterans Affairs Salem VA Medical Center 2013 National Salute to Veterans on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, at 7:00 p.m.

Staubus set to release debut album, “Dam Town”

Jeremy Staubus has had family and friends encouraging him for years to pursue a career in Music City. The Mount Solon native is taking a step in that direction with the upcoming release of his debut country-music album. “Dam Town” is set for release this month. The CD will be available online at www.JeremyStaubus.com. Staubus […]

Local TV show ready to hit the big time

The “Virginia Dreams” of a group of local country-music artists will soon take “Center Stage” on national TV. “What we hope to do is showcase our local talent to the world,” said “Virginia Dreams Center Stage” host Tim Spears, who announced today that the country-music TV showcase will debut on RFD-TV in January. RFD-TV is […]

Statlers honored with Impact Award

Country Music Hall of Fame members the Statler Brothers recently were honored with the 2011 James D. Vaughan Impact Award during a special ceremony at Dollywood at the Southern Gospel Music Association’s annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Singing News Fan Awards. Group members Harold Reid, Phil Balsley, Jimmy Fortune and Don Reid accepted […]

Focus | Fortune smiled upon him

Story by Chris Graham With AFP Audio It was a cover of Roy Orbison’s “Crying” that landed Jimmy Fortune in the Statler Brothers. That’s why a cover of “Crying” is in Fortune’s new CD, “Windows,” which is being launched this weekend with a release party in Harrisonburg. “Lew Dewitt heard me sing that song at […]