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Fans of Hoge will get to see the singer guest host two week-long episodes of the popular television program “Country Fix” starting December 19. The program features music videos and never before seen artist interviews. To check local listings click here.
Shot at the Hilson Studio in Nashville, the acoustic videos for “The Christmas Song” and “Christmas Medley”showcase two of the tracks off Hoge’s Christmas album Christmas Is Here — available for purchase exclusively at LucasHoge.com. Hoge’s “Christmas Medley” combines holiday favorites “O Come All Ye Faithful,” “We Three Kings,” “God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman” and “My Favorite Things.” The country artist showcases his soulful vocals on his take of “The Christmas Song” that is sure to put you in the holiday spirit just in time for Christmas.
For more information on Lucas Hoge visit lucashoge.com and follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Lucas Hoge on Tour
Jan. 14 -19 - Country Cruise - San Miguel de Cozumel, MX
Jan. 31 - Mandalay Bay Convention Center - Las Vegas, Nev.
.@LucasHoge brings Christmas cheer with acoustic videos on @CMT @GACTV @watchheartland @TheBootdotcom
About Lucas Hoge
Hoge currently on Rebel Engine rose to national fame as a star of Animal Planet's “Last Chance Highway,” which led to appearances on “The Today Show,” “Inside Edition,” “The Daily Buzz,” “Daytime TV” and many more. Hoge is the Music Ambassador for Cabela’s and is also a passionate supporter of the U.S. military having traveled to various countries throughout the Middle East and beyond to perform for troops, for the past 8 years on the Wrangler National Patriot Tour. Hoge is also the Celebrity spokesperson for Guardian Angels For Soldier's Pet. Hoge has been visiting radio stations all over the U.S. promoting his latest single, “Boom Boom.”
Parton’s Imagination Library reaches one million books distributed each month
PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (November 16, 2016) – Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, which began as a small community outreach in Parton’s native Sevier County, Tennessee, has evolved to become the largest literacy program in the world. In December, the “little literacy program that could” marks another impressive milestone—one million books gifted to children around the world each month.
To celebrate the unprecedented success, Evey Johns, a two-year-old from Conway, Arkansas who just enrolled in the Imagination Library, has been randomly selected to receive a $30,000 college scholarship. The announcement was made by Parton during her Pure & Simple concert tour stop in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee on Nov. 15. Proceeds from the concert benefit the Imagination Library.
“I thought long and hard about the best way to honor our achievement of reaching a million children a month,” Parton said. “The Imagination Library is all about inspiring dreams, so what better way to pay tribute to this moment than by helping one special child pursue her college degree. I’m thrilled that today I can let the world know that precious little Evey Johns from Conway, Arkansas will receive a $30,000 scholarship for the college of her choice.”
The scholarship will be held in a special account and distributed to Johns when she enrolls in college. Over the next 16 years, the amount of scholarship should grow to nearly approximately $50,000. Johns is enrolled in the Imagination Library in Conway thanks to the local affiliate in her area, Arkansas Preschool Plus.
“The thought of our daughter Evey going to college has been just that—a thought,” explained Evey’s mother, Connie. “Now, due to the enormous kindness and generosity of the Dollywood Foundation, that thought has now become a reality. Our family now has the means to develop a solid plan for our daughter’s future education. Thank you all so much for this unbelievable opportunity for our daughter.”
In 2016, the Imagination Library and its local partners will gift nearly 11.5 million books to children from birth to age five in participating communities in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. To date, the Imagination Library, which is administered through the Dollywood Foundation, has provided more than 85 million books to children around the world.
Arkansas Preschool Plus is just one of the many local affiliates the Dollywood Foundation works with to provide books to children. To provide the Imagination Library, a community must make the program accessible to all preschool children in their area, and the community pays for the books, promotes the program and registers the children. The Dollywood Foundation manages the delivery of books to children’s homes.
Arkansas Preschool Plus enrolls 960 children in Conway, Faulkner and Perry Counties. Currently, nearly 15,000 children are enrolled in Arkansas. The Imagination Library currently is working with elected officials, foundations and corporations in Arkansas in an effort to make the program available to all children from birth to age five in the state.
About Dolly Parton's Imagination Library:
Founded in 1995, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting organization that has, to date, mailed more than 85 million books to children in Australia, Belize, Canada, United Kingdom and the United States. Each month, the program currently mails more than one million specially selected, high-quality, age-appropriate books to registered children from birth until they start Kindergarten in participating communities. Dolly envisioned creating a lifelong love of reading in children, preparing them for school and inspiring them to dream. Recent studies suggest participation in the Imagination Library is positively and significantly associated with higher measures of early language and math development. Penguin Random House is the exclusive publisher for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.
About The Dollywood Company:
A highly-awarded and widely-recognized leader in the amusement industry, The Dollywood Company consists of the 150-acre Dollywood theme park; the 35-acre Dollywood’s Splash Country; Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort; and Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Cabins. As unique as its namesake and owner Dolly Parton, Dollywood is the 2010 Applause Award winner, the theme park industry’s highest accolade; winner of nearly 30 Golden Ticket Awards; and recipient of 25 Brass Ring Awards for Live Entertainment (more than any other theme park in the world). In 2014, Dollywood was named a top three US theme park by USA Today and TripAdvisor recognized Dollywood as a top 20 worldwide theme park in 2015. Dollywood is open nine months a year (late March through early January) and offers rides and attractions, shows, and a dozen crafters authentic to the East Tennessee region. Dollywood’s Splash Country, recognized by the Travel Channel as one of the country’s most beautiful waterparks and named 2009’s Must-See Waterpark by the International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions, operates from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The 300-room Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort provides guests spectacular mountain views and family-friendly amenities next door to Dollywood theme park and Dollywood’s Splash Country. Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Cabins offers luxurious cabin accommodations overlooking Dollywood. For more information, call 1-800-DOLLYWOOD or visit dollywood.com. Operating days and hours vary.
HAVE DINNER WITH CYNDI LAUPER AND BOY GEORGE THROUGH ONLINE DONATION CONTEST BENEFITING TRUE COLORS FUNDDETOUR Tour Tickets on Sale Now
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 11, 2016) – In celebration of the launch of her new DETOUR album (available here) and nationwide tour, fans will have the opportunity to donate to the True Colors Fund and a chance to win exclusives, including a dinner with Cyndi Lauper backstage. Lauper is playing select dates during the DETOUR tour with Boy George, including the June 1 Vienna, Va. show, where the winning donation will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet the artists backstage, have dinner with Lauper and more:
- Meet & Greet with Cyndi Lauper and Boy George backstage
- Eat dinner with Cyndi and the crew and go to soundcheck
- Get a backstage tour and a photo with Cyndi and Boy George
- Watch the show from VIP seats
- Airfare and 4-star hotel
- Click here to place a bid (auction ends May 13)
The True Colors Fund, an organization co-founded by Lauper, works to end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth. To donate and enter for chances to win exclusives, click here.Additional packages include:
- Digital Thank You Card from Cyndi and Boy George + 250 entries ($25 donation)
- Double Sided Coin (featuring Cyndi Lauper art) + 500 entries ($50 donation)
- Be Un ‘YOU’ sual T-Shirt (featuring exclusive design inspired by Lauper’s 1983 album) + 1,000 entries ($100 donation)
- Cyndi Silhouette T-Shirt (featuring Lauper’s iconic pink hairdo) + 1,000 entries ($100 donation)
- Signed Music Sheet for “True Colors” + 3,000 entries ($300 donation)
- Social Shoutout from Cyndi herself + 5,000 entries to win ($500 donation)
- Autographed Iconic Cyndi Outfit (worn on The Celebrity Apprentice) + 25,000 entries ($2,500)
- Signed Microphone + Autographed Music Sheet for “True Colors” + 50,000 entries ($5,000 donation)
Lauper is back on the road after a DETOUR media blitz that included, “CBS This Morning,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” CMT Online, CMT’s Hot Twenty Countdown, GAC and “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” with additional features in Associated Press, USA Today, Rolling Stone Country, Maverick Magazine, NASH Country Weekly, Billboard and syndicated radio programs “Big D & Bubba,” “Kickin’ It with Kix,” “America’s Morning Show,” “Nash Nights Live,” CMT Radio and more.The Grammy®, Emmy® and Tony®-winning singer-songwriter collection of country covers from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s includes duets with several special guests, including country music royalty: Emmylou Harris (on the title track), Willie Nelson (“Night Life,” a song he wrote over 50 years ago), Vince Gill (Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty’s “You’re The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly”) and Alison Krauss (Dolly Parton’s “Hard Candy Christmas.” Jewel also makes an appearance on DETOUR, showcasing her prodigious yodeling skills on “I Want To Be A Cowboy’s Sweetheart,” which was the first country song by a woman to sell one million copies.While the 19-city first leg of the DETOUR tour kicked off May 9 at the “Mother Church of Country Music,” Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, the 16-city second leg will return Sept. 10 at Austin’s ACL Live and traverse the west coast before wrapping up October 8 at the The Joint in Las Vegas. Click here to purchase tickets.DETOUR Track Listing:
- “Funnel Of Love”
- “Detour” - Featuring Emmylou Harris
- “Misty Blue”
- “Walkin’ After Midnight”
- “Heartaches By The Number”
- “The End Of The World”
- “Night Life” - Featuring Willie Nelson
- “Begging To You”
- “You’re The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly” - Featuring Vince Gill
- “I Fall To Pieces”
- “I Want To Be A Cowboy’s Sweetheart” - Featuring Jewel
- “Hard Candy Christmas” - Featuring Alison Krauss
*denotes dates with Boy GeorgeMay 9 Ryman Auditorium - Nashville, Tenn.
May 11 Palace Theatre - Louisville, Ky.
May 13 Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall - Pittsburgh, Pa.
May 14 Michigan Theater - Ann Arbor, Mich.
May 16 Chicago Theater - Chicago, Ill.
May 17 Hard Rock Live - Cleveland, Ohio
May 20 Mohegan Sun - Uncasville, Conn.*
May 21 Wang Theater - Boston, Mass.*
May 25 Beacon Theater - New York, Ny.*
May 28 Sands Bethlehem Event Center - Bethlehem, Pa.*
May 29 Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa Atlantic City, N.J.*
June 1 Wolf Trap - Vienna, Va.*
June 2 Charleston Music Hall Charleston, S.C.
June 4 Duke Energy Center Raleigh, N.C.
June 5 Symphony Hall - Atlanta, Ga.
June 8 Ruth Eckerd Hall - Clearwater, Fla.
June 9 Dr. Phillips Center - Orlando, Fla.
June 11 Mizner Park Amphitheatre - Boca Raton, Fla.
June 12 St. Augustine Amphitheatre - St. Augustine, Fla.
Sept. 10 ACL Live at Moody Theater - Austin, Texas
Sept. 11 Revention Music Center - Houston, Texas
Sept. 13 Civic Center Music Hall - Oklahoma City, Okla.
Sept. 15 Uptown Theatre - Kansas City, Mo.
Sept. 18 Paramount Theatre - Denver, Colo.
Sept. 20 The Depot - Salt Lake City, Utah
Sept. 21 Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical - Boise, Idaho
Sept. 23 Thunder Valley Casino Resort - Lincoln, Calif.
Sept. 24 Agua Caliente Casino - Rancho Mirage, Calif.
Sept. 27 Vina Robles Amphitheatre - Paso Robles, Calif.
Sept. 28 Arlington Theatre - Santa Barbara, Calif.
Sept. 30 The Mountain Winery - Saratoga, Calif.
Oct. 3 Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay - San Diego, Calif.
Oct. 5 Greek Theatre - Los Angeles, Calif.
Oct. 7 Talking Stick Resort Ballroom - Scottsdale, Ariz.
Oct. 8 The Joint - Las Vegas, Nev.RECOMMENDED TWEET:
.@CyndiLauper celebrates #DETOUR tour with chance to meet music icon, bid here: bit.ly/1TQrseP
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