Carrie Underwood was recently presented with a plaque commemorating 2 million sales transactions of her smash single and album title track, “Blown Away.”
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Camp Southern Ground has named Rob Parker as the Camp’s first President & CEO, beginning May 1, 2013. Board Chairman and Founder Zac Brown said of Parker’s hiring, “Rob Parker is a great asset to our organization. He is a true leader and has a tremendous appreciation for children and our mission at Camp Southern Ground. We are honored to have him be part of our family.”
Parker, 52, is currently serving as the CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California, which includes a year-round camp for children and families suffering from cancer. He is also the former CEO of Kiwanis International, and served for twenty years as a senior executive with Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
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NBC’s “The Sing-Off” returns for Season four and will hold auditions in Nashville on May 4. “The Sing-Off” competition is exclusively for acapella singing groups and has featured a number of Nashville talents, including Jeremy Lister and Jack White bandmate Ruby Amanfu. Nashville auditions will be held at S.I.R. Studios (1101 Cherry Ave.). Doors will open at 9 a.m. and participants are required to register at singoffcasting.com.
There’s currently no word on when the fourth season will air – the show’s official site says “Coming Soon.”
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Country music’s biggest stars and fans are helping to make history by joining the “Sixty For Sixty” movement (#60for60) which celebrates George Strait as he approaches the 60th No. 1 single of his career with “Give It All We Got Tonight,” before his 61st birthday on May 18th. “Sixty For Sixty” first started on Valentine’s Day when fans rallied together on Strait’s Twitter and Facebook pages encouraging local country radio to meet the challenge and spin the record.
Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Josh Turner, Darius Rucker, among others, have joined the “Sixty For Sixty” movement. By visiting www.sixtyforsixty.com, fans can learn how they can help the movement using Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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About the AuthorJessica Nicholson is a staff writer with MusicRow Enterprises. Her previous music journalism experience includes work with Country Weekly magazine, TasteofCountry.com and Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) magazine. She holds a BBA degree in Music Business and Marketing from Belmont University. She welcomes your feedback at email@example.com.
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