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Christal's Country News - Friday, May 23rd

by Christal Blue posted May 23 2014 9:25AM
The Band Perry family was 2014 inductees at the Junior Achievement Tri-Cities TN/VA Business Hall of Fame gala of record attendance earlier this month. The family trio and their parents, who call Greeneville home, are the first laureate family to join the long line of the prestigious regional entrepreneurs and business leaders honored by Junior Achievement. The Band Perry said in a statement, "Receiving this honor is very humbling to us. It is important for us to be good role models for young people so they will know that they can make their dreams come true."

CMT has announced that on their 2014 CMT Music Awards show on June 4, they are adding performances from Brett Eldredge, Cole Swindell, Dan + Shay, Danielle Bradberry, David Nail, Thomas Rhett and Tyler Farr as performers on the Nationwide Insurance stage. For the seventh consecutive year, Nationwide Insurance will be featured frequently throughout the show on a branded performance stage. Performers already announced for the 2014 CMT Music awards include Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan and Miranda Lambert.

Brantley Gilbert's week-long motorcycle ride wraps up at Arlington National Cemetery Monday with a special Memorial Day ceremony to honor our fallen soldiers. The "Bottoms Up" singer partnered with the Folds of Honor Foundation to support the families of those who've lost loved ones in battle.  Before his event at Arlington National Ceremony, Brantley will be pulling double duty, appearing at both the Indianapolis 500 race in Indiana and the Coca-Cola 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina on Sunday.  Brantley's ride from Athens to Arlington coincides with the release of his brand-new album, Just As I Am, now in stores and online. (Photo Credit: )

Jason Aldean headlines the inaugural Legends Day concert at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Saturday. The event celebrates current and legendary drivers of the Indianapolis 500, which will be held Sunday. Jason's performance is part of his partnership with Firestone tires for their Destiny Country campaign.  Jason's concert will take place at the new Turn 4 infield stage. Tyler Farr is set to open the show. 
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