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Clarksville-Montgomery County Convention & Visitors Bureau offering group tours packages mixing local attractions, big-name concerts

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Convention and Visitors BureauClarksville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is engaging in an exciting new Group Tour program that enhances local tourism, while at the same time providing amazing entertainment options for local residents right here at home.

A series of group tours lasting for 4 days each are planned for Memorial Day, the 4th of July, and Labor Day; and are billed as “Heroes, Hometowns and Legends.” With the final tour this year being a 3 day event planned for the Christmas season billed as “God, Country, Christmas.”

Lee Greenwood performing at APSU's George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall as part of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Convention & Visitors Bureau's Group Tours

Lee Greenwood performing at APSU’s George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall as part of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Group Tours

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Are you ready for the 2014 Rivers and Spires Festival this weekend?

 

Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville is holding the 12th annual Rivers and Spires Festival in Historic Downtown Clarksville Tennessee this weekend. Running Thursday, April 24th through Saturday, April 26th. The Festival promises to be bigger and better than ever!

With the arrival of spring each year Clarksvillians began to look forward to this three-day long musical extravaganza. The Festival will be headlined on Saturday night by ACM and CMA award-nominated country musician Randy Houser. He will perform some of his biggest hits, including “Goodnight Kiss”, “How Country Feels”, “Boots On” and “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight,” this will make for a concert you do not want to miss.

Downtown Clarksville during the Annual Rivers and Spires Festival

Downtown Clarksville during the Annual Rivers and Spires Festival

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Country Singer Sherry Lynn set to release “A Beautiful Life” March 11th, 2014

 

New CD Features Hit Duet With Country Legend Crystal Gayle

Sherry LynnNashville, TN – Country songstress Sherry Lynn is set to release her sophomore CD, “A Beautiful Life”, on March 11th under the Steal Heart Music imprint.

The disc contains the New Jersey native’s current chart-active single, the anthemic “Girls Will Be Girls,” which hit radio programmers’ desks via Play MPE and CDX last month.

Penned by hit-makers Ashley Gorley, Bryan Simpson and Kelley Lovelace, the rowdy recap of modern femininity has already inspired a line dance by choreographers Bob and Marlene Peyre-Ferry.

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Tennessee Literary Luminaries by Sue Freeman Culverhouse

 

Sue Culverhouse author of "Tennessee Literary Luminaries: From Cormac McCarthy to Robert Penn Warren "Clarksville, TN – Sue Freeman Culverhouse, long a staff-writer for ClarksvilleOnline.com, features eleven Tennessee authors in her new book. Tennessee Literary Luminaries: From Cormac McCarthy to Robert Penn Warren (The History Press, Charleston, SC, 2013). Her author website, www.sueculverhouse.com, links her readers to information about the book and her upcoming blog.

“I’m tired of people outside Tennessee believing that we’re all wearing overalls without a shirt, chewing tobacco, going barefoot, toting six-shooters, and living off road kill,” Culverhouse admits. “I want our youngsters to be proud of the literary heritage these and other Tennessee writers have contributed to the world of literature. All of the authors in my book have interesting lives in addition to having written not-to-be missed books.”

Tennessee Literary Luminaries by Sue Freeman Culverhouse

Tennessee Literary Luminaries by Sue Freeman Culverhouse

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50th Anniversary of Crash that Killed Patsy Cline; Hawkshaw Hawkins; Cowboy Copas; Randy Hughes Commemoration starts February 28th

 

Gone But Not Forgotten Event to be Held in Camden, Tennessee

Gone But Not ForgottenNashville, TN – Some of Country’s biggest stars are coming out to honor three music icons who helped shape their careers and who brought country music to mainstream America. Bill Anderson, Jean Shepard, Mandy Barnett, The Grascals and The American Three are among the celebrities set to perform at Gone But Not Forgotten.

In March of 1963, the world lost Grand Ole Opry greats Cowboy Copas, Patsy Cline and Hawkshaw Hawkins, along with their pilot, Randy Hughes.

Patsy Cline. (Photo credit Grand Ole Opry Archives)

Patsy Cline. (Photo credit Grand Ole Opry Archives)

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Appleton Harley-Davidson Open House Saturday, May 5th

 

Appleton Harley-Davidson / BuellClarksville, TN – On Saturday, May 5th, Appleton Harley-Davidson will be holding their Spring Open House starting at 10:00am. There will be live concerts, food from Don Pancho’s, sales deals, ice cold Budweiser products as well as the Purrfect Angelz from America’s Got Talent.

Come out and join the celebration at Appleton Harley-Davidson. Listen to music by Buck McCoy and RB Stone starting at 11:00am. You do not want to miss the dance routines by Purrfect Angelz at 10:00am. The open house will be going on all day.

Purrfect Angelz to perform at Appleton Harley-Davidson's Open House Saturday

Purrfect Angelz to perform at Appleton Harley-Davidson's Open House Saturday

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Remembering American Heroes

 

Written by State Senator Roy Herron

Memorial DayDad got to England in July of 1944.  Soon after he landed, he was on a landing craft headed for Normandy.  As they crossed the English Channel, over the loudspeaker came the familiar voice of Roy Acuff singing, “The Great Speckled Bird.”

Years later, Dad would remember that no son of the South, and few from anywhere else, had dry eyes as Acuff sang that Grand Ole Opry favorite and their thoughts returned to home.

They hit Omaha Beach and before long were fighting in the hedgerows. A few days into combat, Dad was wounded, but it could have been much worse. For thousands, it was.  So on he fought with his buddies, all part of the Ninth Infantry that famed war correspondent Ernie Pyle once called “a beautiful machine.”

Army troops on board a LCT, ready to ride across the English Channel to France. Some of these men wear 101st Airborne Division insignia. Photograph released 12th June 1944. (Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.)

Army troops on board a LCT, ready to ride across the English Channel to France. Some of these men wear 101st Airborne Division insignia. Photograph released 12th June 1944. (Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.)

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Gaylord Opryland Hosts Official Reopening

 

Replaces Ribbon Cutting with Spectacular Dance Performance & Indoor Pyrotechnics

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center Nashville, TN – Everything about the newly reopened Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center is greater than before, including how they celebrate the facility’s return to life after a record-breaking flood left much of Nashville, Tennessee, underwater. Rather than a traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony, Gaylord Entertainment chose to reopen its signature resort with an awe-inspiring display of modern dancers on wires over the crowd, indoor fireworks, and a spectacular array of pyrotechnics throughout the massive Delta Atrium.

Hotel guests and other invited dignitaries filled every seat, crowded the walkways, and leaned over banisters on the second and third floors to get a view of the majestic display. The ceremony on Friday evening was just one part of a three-day celebration designed to attract a national spotlight on the recovery of the resort and the entire city of Nashville after the unprecedented flooding in the first weekend of May, 2010.

Gaylord Opryland Grand Reopening Extravaganza (Gaylord Hotels)

Gaylord Opryland Grand Reopening Extravaganza (Gaylord Hotels)

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