Rascal Flatts Joins Kickstarter Campaign for To Appomattox: A Civil War Event Miniseries

 

Rascal Flatts

Rascal Flatts

Rascal Flatts has joined a Kickstarter campaign to help bring To Appomattox: A Civil War Event Miniseries to fruition.  The goal of the campaign is to raise the necessary $2.5 million by May 16th, in order to finally get the project off the ground and onto the small screen.  Rascal Flatts has been talking about the project for a few years, because not only will they each appear in the mini-series, but Jay DeMarcus is scoring the project.  Joe Don Rooney reveals, “A lot of country music artists are going to be a part of the soundtrack and we’re excited about that for the heritage of country music, and it’s awesome to infuse that with the history of America.”

 

The mini-series has an all-star ensemble cast that includes Richard Speight Jr., Jason O’Mara, Noah Wylie, Dwight Yoakam, Trace Adkins, Laura Bell Bundy, Jonathan Schaech and many others.  It’s being directed by Mikael Salomon who directed Band of Brothers, and creator Michael Frost Beckner explains, they’ve spent12 years in development and five years of actively shopping the script, but when it gets up the ladder to the higher ups, they always get the same response, ‘We don’t see it.’” The Kickstarter program was launched to help them see it by funding things like a production blog, a shooting script and screenings of the director’s cut.

 

Supporters can pledge anywhere from $2 to over $10,000, with each level of support garnering certain perks including everything from autographed items to advance streams of the soundtrack to a studio visit with Rascal Flatts, a producer credit, a chance to work with the wardrobe department, a non-speaking role in the movie, a speaking role in the movie and more.

 

You can get all of the details about the project, hear from Rascal Flatts about why they wanted to be involved, and learn how to become a supporter by clicking here.

 

Tim McGraw to Discuss Fatherhood, Family Secrets and More on Oprah’s Master Class

 

Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw will sit down with Oprah Winfrey for an episode of her OWN network series Oprah’s Master Class.  The intimate series, tells the stories you’ve never heard from the people you thought you knew best.  During Tim’s episode, he opens up about what he’s learned by being a father to his three daughters, and he discusses his childhood in Louisiana and the secret about who is father was that changed his life forever.

 

Tim’s episode of Oprah’s Master Class will be part of the new season that kicks off on Mother’s Day and will air on the Oprah Winfrey Network on June 8th at 10pm ET/9pm CT.

Miranda Lambert: Backstage Access to Open at Country Music Hall of Fame May 16th

miranda lambert exhibit

A year in the life of Miranda Lambert will be on display at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum beginning May 16th, in an new exhibit called Miranda Lambert: Backstage Access. The exhibit will feature gowns, stage costumes, awards and much more, and Miranda’s own Tweets will provide the narrative thread of the journey through her life in 2013.  To celebrate the opening weekend of the exhibit, the Museum will host a Songwriter Session featuring Miranda’s fellow Pistol Annie, Ashley Monroe, a songwriting program for families and a free film screening.

 

Among the artifacts included in Miranda Lambert: Backstage Access will be:

 

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Roberto Cavalli gown with plunging neckline Lambert wore at the 2013 CMA Awards

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Blue vintage-style lace dress Lambert wore in her music video for “Mama’s Broken Heart”

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Rolling pink wardrobe case from Lambert’s Locked & Reloaded Tour with Dierks

Bentley

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Black Ani & Ari corset with pink flames Lambert wore at LP field during CMA

Music Fest

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Jovani dress embellished with chains and studs worn at the 2013 ACM awards

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Custom Gibson acoustic guitar with pink finish and pearloid pickguard

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A prototype of the Miranda by Miranda Lambert platinum-colored boots worn on the Platinum album cover

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Outfit Lambert wore in the “We Were Us” music video with Keith Urban

 

 

To see a complete rundown and details of the events planned to celebrate the grand opening month of Miranda Lambert: Backstage Access, visit CountryMusicHallofFame.org.

Florida Georgia Line, Brantley Gilbert, Craig Morgan and More Set for City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game

Florida Georgia Line (photo courtesy of City Of Hope’s flickr account)

Florida Georgia Line (photo courtesy of City Of Hope’s flickr account)

The team line-ups have been announced for the annual City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game, which will take place on June 7th in Nashville, during the CMA Music Festival, and among the famous players will be Brian and Tyler from Florida Georgia Line, Brantley Gilbert, Craig Morgan, Dustin Lynch, Chuck Wicks, Brothers Osborne, Chase Rice, Lauren Alaina, Jamie Lynn Spears, Sara Darling, Kree Harrison and Alison Sweeney from TV’s Days of Our Lives and The Biggest Loser.

 

Tickets range from $20 – $50 plus fees and are available now through Ticketmaster.  All proceeds from the game will benefit City of Hope’s life-saving mission – finding cures and better treatments for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.  You can learn more about the event here.

 

 

Justin Moore Plans to Enjoy Family Time and a Little Less Time on the Road in 2014

 

justin moore

justin moore

Justin Moore will play the final date of his Off the Beaten Path Tour this Saturday night, and afterward he plans to take a little break and spend some quality time with his family.  Justin says, “We’ll probably play somewhere around 100 shows this year, as opposed to 150, 160, 170 shows.”

 

One of the reasons he’s able to not play so many dates is that the success of his career up to this point is allowing him to be a little more selective about dates he chooses to play.  Justin explains, , “We’re not gonna do as many of the county fairs, and things that we’ve done in the past, simply because my girls are gettin’ older and I wanna spend as much time at home as I can with them. And fortunately, country radio has given us a lot of hit records so we can be a little more, I guess, picky about what we play. All the stuff we played in the past has been a blast, and it’s been the reason why we’re where we are, but I think there’s somethin’ to be said for not over diluting an area.”

 

Chances are, Justin and his wife and daughters will be spending some family time down in Destin, Florida, at the beach house they purchased back in October.