Ten-Time GRAMMY® Award Winner Chaka Khan Releases Two Versions of New Single “It’s Not Over” featuring GRAMMY® Award-winning Recording Artist LeCrae
Single Available on iTunes Today, February 14
Chaka Releases The iKhan Project: Commemorative Limited Edition on April 30
Billboard Magazine’s Stars Tribute Issue Featuring Chaka Hits Newsstands on March 16 to Coincide with her 60th Birthday Celebration
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Ten-time GRAMMY® Award winner Chaka Khan announces today the release of two versions of her first single, “It’s Not Over,” featuring GRAMMY® Award-winning recording artist LeCrae, available on iTunes today, February 14 with all other digital retailers to follow. Produced by Theron “Neffu” Feemster, “It’s Not Over” includes an urban version and the Papercha$er pop dance remix. Both versions of “It’s Not Over” will be included on The iKhan Project: Commemorative Limited Edition, which will be available in stores on April 30, 2013. This CD is the first installment of Chaka’s iKhan Project series.
This year, 2013, marks the 40th anniversary of Chaka’s career in music and entertainment. The year-long celebration will include the release of a series of new albums, titled the iKhan Project. The iKhan Project series will include recorded music in eight genres, including R&B, jazz, pop, rock, gospel, country, classical and dance music. Currently, Chaka is in the studio recording her jazz album, which is scheduled for release Summer 2013 on Blue Note Records.
Chaka recently recorded “Keep Walkin’ (Find My Shoes),” an inspirational song for the end credits for the upcoming Lifetime movie premiere of Pastor Brown, airing Saturday, February 16 at 8:00 p.m. ET. “Keep Walkin’ (Find My Shoes)” was produced by Mano Hanes and written by Marvin Winans, Jr. The single will also be released on The iKhan Project: Commemorative Limited Edition and serviced to gospel and urban radio later this month.
As Chaka’s year-long celebration continues, Billboard magazine will produce a Stars Tribute issue, dated March 23, to coincide with the music icon’s 60th birthday. The issue hits newsstands on March 16.
Chaka is a recipient of a BET Honors award along with honorees Halle Berry, Bishop T.D Jakes, Clarence Avant and Lisa Leslie. The BET Honors encore airings are scheduled for Saturday, February 16 (8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. ET) and Thursday, February 21, (10:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET).
Currently plans are underway for the Chaka Khan I’m Every Women World Tour, which will feature other top female artists, to be announced in the coming weeks.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Chaka has released her gourmet chocolates, Chakalates, and Khana Sutra candles, now available online at www.chakakhan.com. Made in America, Chaka’s signature products were featured at the GRAMMY® Gift Lounge during GRAMMY Week, in conjunction with the 55th Annual GRAMMYAwards® Ceremony. Chaka gifted the performers and presenters at this year’s award show, including Sting, LL Cool J, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Justin Timberlake, Stanley Clarke, Alabama Shakes, Dr. Drew, Anthony Hamilton, Chick Corea, Chuck D, Dr. John, MC Lyte, Melonie Fiona, Fall Out Boy, Foo Fighters, Fun, Mavis Staples, Hugh Masekela, Maroon 5, Mumford & Son and numerous others.
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Kenny Chesney to Kick-Off 122nd Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign with LIVE Performance at Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day Game
“Boys of Fall” Online Video Contest at www.SalvationArmyUSA.org/BoysofFall Gives Fans a Chance to Win a Trip to Dallas for Game
ARLINGTON, Texas, Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – The Salvation Army and the Dallas Cowboys announced today that music superstar and football enthusiast Kenny Chesney will rock Cowboys Stadium on Thanksgiving Day to kick-off The Salvation Army’s 122nd annual Red Kettle Campaign. Kenny’s performance will be televised LIVE nationally on FOX during halftime of the Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day game against the Washington Redskins on November 22, 2012 at 3:15PM (CT). The concert marks the 16th year of the Thanksgiving Day partnership between the Dallas Cowboys and The Salvation Army, in which time the Red Kettle Campaign has raised more than $1.5 billion.
And now through November 11 th, fans of the Cowboys and Kenny Chesney can visit www.SalvationArmyUSA.org/BoysofFall for a chance to win a trip for four to Dallas to see the Thanksgiving Day game — including on-field passes for the halftime show performance and a meet-and-greet with Kenny. To enter, just submit a short (60-seconds or less) video featuring youth (pre-collegiate) football highlights. Selected videos may be featured during the Dallas Cowboys halftime show on Thanksgiving Day. One lucky Grand Prize winner will also win a trip for four to see the game live and in-person. Complete contest rules and details are available at www.SalvationArmyUSA.org/BoysofFall.
“There are great traditions in America — especially Thanksgiving, family and football. For 16 years the Dallas Cowboys and The Salvation Army have been an American tradition and I’m happy to be a part of it,” said Kenny Chesney. “I’m calling on all of my fans to not only give back this year but also send in their best football highlights videos for a chance to see me live in Dallas on Thanksgiving Day.”
As one of the most exciting performers in country music, Kenny has sold more than 10 million concert tickets over the past 10 years. Kenny’s performance comes on the heels of his most recent studio album, Welcome to the Fishbowl, which debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and has yielded the hit singles “Feel Like a Rock Star”, “Come Over” and the current hit “El Cerrito Place.” Kenny has sold more than 27 million albums and had 24 number 1 singles. He is a four-time Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year and is nominated again this year for the award. He also has four Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year Awards.
Kenny’s live halftime performance will mark the 16th year of the musical tradition during the Cowboys Thanksgiving Day game to launch The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign. Over the previous 15 years, the American public has generously given more than $1.5 billion to Salvation Army red kettles to help 30 million people a year in 5,000 communities each year. Now in its 122nd year, the Red Kettle Campaign is one of the largest and longest-running charitable fundraisers, raising $147.6 million last year alone. Previous halftime performers who brought awareness to the campaign include Enrique Iglesias, Keith Urban, Daughtry, Jonas Brothers, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Sheryl Crow, Destiny’s Child, Toby Keith, LeAnn Rimes, Creed, Jessica Simpson, Billy Gillman, Clint Black, Randy Travis and Reba McEntire.
“Without a doubt, Kenny will electrify Cowboys Stadium on Thanksgiving Day. His performance will not only kick-off The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign, but also get everyone singing along to his great music,” said Charlotte Jones Anderson, Dallas Cowboys Executive Vice President of Brand Management and Chairperson of The Salvation Army’s National Advisory Board. “The longstanding partnership between the Cowboys and The Salvation Army is deeply meaningful especially for those in need. We know Kenny and his commitment to the Army will make this a year to remember.”
In addition to giving to traditional kettles, supporters can also give online through the Army’s Online Red Kettles or the Army’s text-to-give program. Through www.OnlineRedKettle.org, supporters can create a virtual red kettle to raise donations from friends and family. Last year, more than $1.7 million was raised through Online Red Kettles to support the Christmas campaign. In addition, through December 24, donors can text the word “GIVE” to 80888 to make a $10 donation to the Red Kettle Campaign.
“Since the Red Kettle Campaign began more than a century ago, The Salvation Army has been providing food, clothing, shelter, toys and other assistance to families and individuals during Christmas thanks to the American donor. Without the public’s support, our services would not be possible,” said Major George Hood, National Community Relations and Development Secretary for The Salvation Army. “Between Kenny Chesney and the Dallas Cowboys highlighting the kick-off event, we know that this year will be special and that we’ll be able to continue providing critical services to millions of people in need.”
From its humble origin as a fundraiser started by a Salvation Army captain in San Francisco in 1891, the Red Kettle Campaign has grown into one of the most recognizable and important charitable campaigns in the United States. As part of the campaign, more than 25,000 Salvation Army workers and volunteers spread throughout the country to ring bells and solicit spare change donations to the iconic red kettles from holiday shoppers. In 2011, the campaign raised more than $147.6 million nationwide, a new record supported by the public’s nickels, dimes, quarters, dollars, credit cards (and the occasional diamond ring or gold tooth) all collected and used to help people in the communities in which the funds were raised. Last year, money raised helped The Salvation Army provide food, clothing, toys and other assistance to 30 million Americans in need.
About Kenny Chesney
Kenny Chesney, “one of country music’s most triumphant…superstars” (NY Times) has had 24 #1 singles, ten platinum albums, and over 27 million albums sold. The release of his thirteenth album ‘Welcome To The Fishbowl’ this summer coincided with the blockbuster, 22-stadium ‘Brothers of the Sun’ Tour, with Chesney and Tim McGraw, which marked the 10th year that more than one million fans came out to celebrate music and summer with Chesney. Chesney is a CMT and AMA Artist of the Year, a four-time CMA Entertainment of the Year, and a four-time ACM Entertainer of the Year.
About Gene & Jerry Jones Family Charities
In the area of community service, Gene and Jerry Jones Family Charities’ mission is built upon an overall philosophy of helping those who don’t have the strength, the resources or the means to help themselves. As a sports entity that has enjoyed unprecedented success and recognition for more than four decades, the Dallas Cowboys feel a very strong obligation to transfer that championship tradition and the magic that it creates toward the bigger purpose of making a difference in the community. More information about the Dallas Cowboys is available at www.DallasCowboys.com .
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.SalvationArmyUSA.org.
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NIAGARA FALLS, ON, July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – No tricks, just treats for Avalon audiences this October with Fallsview Casino’s live entertainment, starting with three shows by the legendary band Styx. Fans of the 70′s progressive rock band can expect to hear a set that mixes in chart-topping hits such as “Come Sail Away” and “Renegade”.
With two first-class production shows in the line-up, audiences can continue rockin’ in their seats while taking a nostalgic trip down memory lane. For the first time, Jersey Nights will grace the Avalon stage to celebrate the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Disco fans won’t want to miss the return of Dancing Queen, a colourful ensemble of singers and dancers choreographed to 1970′s mega hits by Abba, the Bee Gees and Village People.
Fallsview’s Songwriter’s Series continues with a one-night performance on October 20 in the Grand Hall. An intimate concert featuring a collection of Nashville’s most successful songwriters who have written hit songs for various award-winning artists, including Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Reba, Montgomery Gentry, and so many more.
The complete October 2012 performance schedule for Fallsview Casino Resort is as follows:
Thursday, October 4
Showtime: 8:30pm, doors open at 7:30pm
Friday, October 5 and Saturday, October 6
Showtime: 9pm, doors open at 8pm
Tickets start at $45
Classic rock legends take the stage to perform such hits as: “Blue Collar Man”, “Come Sail Away”, “Crystal Ball”, “Renegade” and “Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)”.
October 11 -21
(Excluding October 16)
Oct. 11, 15 & 17 Showtime: 8:30pm
Oct. 12 & 19 Showtime: 9pm
Oct. 13 & 20 Showtimes: 3pm and 9pm
Oct. 14 Showtimes: 3pm and 7pm
Oct. 18 Showtimes: 3pm and 8:30pm
Oct. 21 Showtime: 7pm
Tickets start at $25
Celebrate the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons with Jersey Nights, featuring many of their greatest hits such as: “Sherry”, “Lets Hang On”, “Oh What A Night”, “Walk Like A Man”, and many more!
Saturday, October 20
Showtime: 8:30pm, doors open at 7:30pm
All tickets are $20
Join us for an intimate evening of shared stories, laughs and unforgettable music, as Bob DiPiero and Tim Nichols bring some of Nashville’s hit-making songwriters together on stage in the Grand Hall at Fallsview Casino Resort. Bob DiPiero, Tim Nichols, Dylan Altman and Phil O’Donnell are featured this month.
October 26 – November 11
(Excluding October 30 & November 6)
Oct. 26, Nov. 2, & 9 Showtime: 9pm
Oct. 27, Nov. 3 & 10 Showtimes: 3pm & 9pm
Oct. 28 Nov. 4 & 11 Showtimes: 3pm and 7pm
Oct. 29, Nov. 1, 5 & 8 Showtimes: 3pm and 8:30pm
Oct. 31 & Nov. 7 Showtime: 8:30pm
Tickets start at $20
Celebrate the 1970′s disco era with a dance extravaganza that brings the timeless hits of Abba, The Bee Gees, Village People and many more to the stage, including: “Dancing Queen”, “Thank You For The Music”, “Waterloo”, “Winner Takes It All”, “Saturday Night Fever”, “Celebration”, “Y.M.C.A.”, “In The Navy”, and lots more.
Tickets to the October 2012 shows are available starting at noon on Friday, July 13, 2012 at the Fallsview Casino Box Office (on any show date) or at all Ticketmaster outlets, by calling Ticketmaster at 1-877-833-3110 or by visiting www.ticketmaster.ca. Media organizations interested in photographs of any of the artists performing at Fallsview Casino Resort may obtain them by visiting www.fallsviewcasinoresort.com and clicking on “Media Centre.”
Built on a cliff overlooking the world-famous Horseshoe Falls, Fallsview Casino Resort is the largest and most elegant gaming resort facility in Canada and the crown jewel in Niagara’s stunning array of wonders. It features a casino with over 3,000 slot machines and 100 gaming tables, a 374-room luxury hotel, a full-service spa and fitness centre, a 1,500-seat Avalon Theatre, dozens of dining and shopping options and over 30,000 square feet of meeting and convention space.
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Lionel Richie to Debut Songs From His Highly Anticipated Country Duets Album – Tuskegee – on “The 45th Annual CMA Awards” Airing Nov. 9 on ABC
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — International icon Lionel Richie will release Tuskegee , his much-anticipated Country duets album, in March on Mercury Nashville, after debuting songs on the national broadcast of “The 45th Annual CMA Awards,” airing live Wednesday, Nov. 9 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.
During the broadcast Richie will perform select duets of his runaway hits with Little Big Town, Darius Rucker , and Rascal Flatts. Richie is no stranger to the CMA Awards stage. In 1984, Richie performed “Lady” with Kenny Rogers and in 1986, he performed “Deep River Woman” with Alabama.
“Twenty-five years is too long to wait and we are thrilled to have Lionel back on the CMA Awards stage performing alongside our superstar acts,” said CMA Chief Executive Officer Steve Moore . “This is what the CMA Awards are known for. Those one-of-a-kind collaborations you don’t want to miss because everyone will be talking about it the next day.”
“The 45th Annual CMA Awards” is hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood and features performances by Jason Aldean , The Band Perry, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Sara Evans, Faith Hill, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert , Martina McBride, Scotty McCreery , Blake Shelton, Sugarland, Taylor Swift , Thompson Square, Keith Urban , Chris Young , Zac Brown Band, plus Kenny Chesney and Grace Potter singing their hit collaboration “You and Tequila,” Rascal Flatts and Natasha Bedingfield singing their current hit duet “Easy,” and co-hosts Paisley and Underwood in their first live televised-performance of their No. 1 song “Remind Me.”
Surpassing his creative and personal boundaries, Richie comes full circle with the innovative and personal Tuskegee, performing 13 of his most revered “anthems of our day” with some of the biggest names in Country Music, including Aldean, Chesney, Billy Currington, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles, Rascal Flatts, Rucker, and Blake Shelton. On this worldwide, multi-genre album, Richie is also joined by the likes of such superstars as Shania Twain, Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson, and Jimmy Buffett.
Tuskegee is an exciting and transcendent arc in a career that has seen album sales of more than 100 million, 22 Top 10s, five Grammys, an Academy Award for Best Original Song, a Golden Globe, and a host of other awards from virtually every major entertainment organization.
While defying boundaries and breaking barriers throughout his storied career, Richie reveals once again that Tuskegee will join the ranks of his timeless body of work that touches people of all faiths, ages and demographics across the world.
“As my songwriting progressed, I realized that my songs perfectly translated to the Country genre,” says the living legend as he taps on the keys of the piano in his state-of-the-art recording studio.
It was when Conway Twitty sang “Three Times a Lady“ along with songs such as “Lady” and “Deep River Women” that Richie knew Country Music was clearly omnipresent in the lyrics he wrote.
“I was born and raised in Tuskegee, Alabama. I am a country boy and proud of it. To do this project just felt natural,” says Richie.
“Growing up with Country, R&B, gospel, and classical music from my grandmother and pop, Tuskegeewas the perfect melting pot for my influences as a writer,” he says, “and the title, Tuskegee , is a validation of my growing up there—the place I call home.”
Envisioning and bringing Tuskegee to life with such grace and passion has been a rewarding, revelatory time for Richie.
“What began as a collaboration of talented people ended up being a great group of friends getting together to make great music,” says Richie.
“Tuskegee is a state of mind as it is a place,” he adds, “a place of possibility, hope, promise, self-empowerment, and where dreams come true.”
Lionel Richie’s Tuskegee Track-Listing:
- “You Are” with Blake Shelton
- “Say You, Say Me” with Jason Aldean
- “Stuck On You” with Darius Rucker
- “Deep River Woman” with Little Big Town
- “My Love” with Kenny Chesney
- “Dancing On The Ceiling” with Rascal Flatts
- “Hello” with Jennifer Nettles
- “Sail On” with Tim McGraw
- “Endless Love” with Shania Twain
- “Just For You” with Billy Currington
- “Lady” with Kenny Rogers
- “Easy” with Willie Nelson
- “All Night Long” with Jimmy Buffett
“The 45th Annual CMA Awards” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer, Paul Miller is the Director, and David Wild is the writer. The special will be shot in high definition and broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound.
Premiere Radio Networks is the official radio packager of the CMA Awards. Chevrolet™ is a Proud Partner of the CMA Awards and Official Ride of Country Music. American Airlines is the Official Airline of the 2011 CMA Awards. Macy’s is the official presenting partner of the CMA Awards Red Carpet. CMA is a Proud Supporter of DRIVE4COPD.
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