This Is NRA Country Volume 1

201202231740 This Is NRA Country Volume 1

This Is NRA Country Volume 1

First off, for readers here in the UK, what is NRA? NRA is the abbreviation for the National Rifle Association in the States and it’s not a bunch of guys who get together at weekends to blast way with their guns. No, the NRA’s ideals include support for the US military, love of family and an appreciation for outdoor activities.

This album is a coming together of artists including Trace Adkins, Craig Morgan, Justin Moore, Rodney Atkins and Montgomery Gentry whom support these ideals. Each singer has contributed one of their songs that follows the NRA’s core values, which includes respect, honour and freedom.

Most of the songs on the album are familiar, having been hits in their own right. In addition there are tracks from Trace Adkins – “More of Us”, Charlie Daniels – “In America”, Rhett Akins and Dallas Davidson, “Opening Day” and the title track, Justin Moore, “This is NRA Country”.

In all, a great collective, and despite the fact that the NRA won’t mean us much to listeners in the UK as it does to our friends in the US, musically it’s still a CD well worth having.

TRACK LISTING:

Justin Moore “This is NRA Country”

Hank Williams Jr. “A Country Boy Can Survive”

Montgomery Gentry “My Town”

Rodney Atkins “Cleaning This Gun”

Trace Adkins “More Of Us”

Craig Morgan “I’m Country”

Charlie Daniels “In America”

Josh Thompson “Way Out Here”

John Rich “Shutting Detroit Down”

Lee Brice “She Ain’t Right”

Rhett Akins & Dallas Davidson “Opening Day”

John Rich & The Roys To Perform During Fall Festival At Bamajam Farms

201105201237 John Rich & The Roys To Perform During Fall Festival At Bamajam Farms

John Rich & The Roys To Perform During Fall Festival At Bamajam Farms

Country music star and 2011 Celebrity Apprentice winner JOHN RICH along with 2-time ICM Duo of the Year winners THE ROYS have been added to perform at the 2011 inaugural Fall Festival at BamaJam Farms taking place on October 29th.  The family-focused entertainment event will also feature musical performances by Darryl Worley, MercyMe, and Enterprise locals The Springs, hay rides, hay maze, along with many other fun activities to include a helicopter fly-over treasure drop for kids 7 and under.

BamaJam Farms currently has RV hook-ups, a 9-hole golf course, as well as its first series of ATV trails that will open that same weekend. There will be major expansions in several areas of the outdoor adventure venue which will include a water park, among other family-friendly areas.

Tickets for Fall Festival at BamaJam Farms will be $25 in advance or $30 at the gate. Military tickets are $15. Children 7 and under get in free. For more ticket info contact Scotty Cox at 334-797-5360 or visitwww.bamajamfarms.com

Stay tuned for much more info and exciting news to come from “BamaJam Farms: Where God and Country Coincide” to include, but not limited to, BamaJam 2012!

About John Rich:
Renowned artist, producer and songwriter John Rich is the reigning champion of NBC television show “The Celebrity Apprentice” and is also one-half of the multi-platinum duo Big & Rich. He has garnered multiple GRAMMY, ACM, CMA and CMT Music Award nominations and is a three-time ASCAP Songwriter of the Year recipient with 13 top ten hits including Faith Hill’s “Mississippi Girl,” Faith and Tim McGraw’s “Like We Never Loved At All,” Gretchen Wilson’s “Redneck Woman” and Jason Aldean’s “Hicktown.” Rich’s publishing company, Godfather Rich Muzik, recently received their first No. 1 award for publishing Jason Aldean’s hit “Don’t You Wanna Stay” feat. Kelly Clarkson. Rich’s first solo release, Son Of A Preacher Man, featured the hit single “Shuttin’ Detroit Down,” which was his first solo hit to land in the Top 15 on the Country Singles Chart. Rich is the only country music artist who has garnered a Top 15 single as a part of a group, duo and solo artist.

About The Roys:
Lee & Elaine Roy come from a unique musical family and are known for their superb sibling harmonies, “rootsy” sound and compelling original songs. The Massachusetts natives were “raised right” on country and bluegrass in New Brunswick, Canada.  They are the reigning two-time Inspirational Country Music Duo of the Year with three ICM nominations for the upcoming 2011 awards show.  Their latest album LONESOME WHISTLE (Rural Rhythm Records) debuted at #7 on BILLBOARD’s Bluegrass Albums Chart.   www.theroysonline.com 

John Rich wins Celebrity Apprentice

 

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John Rich wins Celebrity Apprentice

John Rich is the newest Celebrity Apprentice. Donald Trump announced Rich as the winner of NBC’s “The Celebrity Apprentice” over runner-up Oscar-winning actress Marlee Matlin on tonight’s live season finale in New York City.

In tonight’s episode, Rich shocked Matlin, pulling his “Trump card” and making “The Celebrity Apprentice” history as the first ever apprentice to bring in additional money in the finale. Rich added an unexpected additional donation of $250,000 from Dollar General and Reckitt Benckiser and $25,000 from The Melting Pot, which was delivered to him during the show’s final task for 7UP.

As the newest Celebrity Apprentice winner, Rich received the $250,000 prize for his charity, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The show’s charity earnings for the season totaled $3,120,852 – the largest amount ever raised by a TV series.

“Today has been an unbelievable day,” said Rich. “I got Trump to put on a Stetson hat on national television and now I g,et to drive down to Memphis with a $250,000 check for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. This entire experience has been for the kids, and I’m so excited to raise money for this cause and help save lives. Everyone, please purchase the song For the Kids. All of the proceeds will go straight to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.”

In the final episode, Rich performed his new song For the Kids, the title track off his new EP.

 

John Rich – For The Kids

UK Release Unknown, US Release 17 May 2011

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John Rich - For The Kids

A collection of six songs, inspired by John’s work with St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. A portion of the proceeds benefit SJCH.

Track Listing

1. For The Kids

2. Thank God For Kids

3. Where Angels Hang Around

4. She’s A Butterfly

5. Simplify

6. Rescue Me

 

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The (US) Apprentice

201105201237 The (US) Apprentice

The (US) Apprentice

John Rich squares off with Oscar-winner Marlee Matlin on Sunday’s (5/22) live Celebrity Apprentice finale. The episode will reveal the winner of the show’s final challenge, which was initiated on last week’s show, with the apprentice Donald Trump ultimately chooses earning another $250,000 for their charity. “Obviously I don’t know who won the 7UP task, but after seeing what they did and knowing what we did, I think we slam-dunked that thing,” Rich told us this week.

As for his strategy for the final boardroom, John says, “It’s not going to be about attacking Marlee. And she’s not going to attack me, either. We’re not enemies. We’re two people who have cases to make. As a body of work for this whole season, I think I beat her, lick-for-lick, task-for-task. If I win this 7UP task, then I’ve beaten her two out of three times in direct competition. And that’s hard to argue with.”

Rich and Matlin appeared on Thursday’s (5/19) Today show to promote the finale. “There were so many things that could sidetrack you in this process,” Rich told Matt Lauer. “Marlee and I stayed focused on our charities, and I think that’s why we’re in the final two in the end.” Watch the appearance here. FOX News’ FOX & Friends (5/20), NBC-TV’s Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (5/20) and the Ellen DeGeneres show (5/25) are also on Rich’s appearance schedule. If Rich becomes the first country Celebrity Apprentice, he’ll appear on Monday’s (5/23) Today, Access Hollywood and Regis & Kelly.