Wildhorse Saloon Hosts Darius Rucker, Thompson Square, Chris Cagle & More

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 21, 2012) – Tens of thousands of music fans from all parts of the country—and even the world—will soon converge on Nashville, Tenn., to celebrate what the city does best: country music. The world-famous Wildhorse Saloon, located in downtown Nashville, will be a part of the action during Country Music Association’s (CMA) Festival Week, with a line-up including some of country’s superstars, hit makers and rising stars.

Darius Rucker Benefit for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (June 4). One artist who has seen song after song peak at the top of country charts will sing for a good cause during CMA Week.  Darius Rucker, known for hits like “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It,” “It Won’t Be Like This For Long” and “History In the Making” will play the Wildhorse on Monday, June 4, and proceeds will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Tickets start at $35. http://bit.ly/IOWK4Y

Thompson Square, Randy Houser and Friends Benefit for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (June 7). Reigning Academy of Country Music (ACM) Top Vocal Duo of the Year Thompson Square will team up with country hit writer and singer Randy Houser, Southern rock-country band Parmalee and American Idol Kristy Lee Cook for a show benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Thompson Square’s hits include “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not” and “I Got You,” and Houser topped the charts with “Anything Goes” and “Boots On” after penning songs like “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” for Trace Adkins and “Back That Thing Up” for Justin Moore. Parmalee has collaborated with the likes of Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue and producer Kevin Beamish; they are one of the top independent acts on the eastern seaboard. Cook was the seventh place finalist in the seventh season of the hit reality show, and her first chart single, “15 Minutes of Shame,” was a Top 30 hit on the Billboard country chart. The four acts will play the Wildhorse on Thursday, June 7. Tickets are $10. http://bit.ly/J8uq8b

Chris Cagle Benefit for Saddle Up! (June 8). “Cagleheads” will unite for a show benefiting Saddle Up!, a therapeutic horseback riding program designed for physically and mentally challenged children in the Nashville area. Cagle, playing the Wildhorse on Friday, June 8, rose to fame with hits like “My Love Goes On and On,” “Laredo” and “What a Beautiful Day.” Tickets start at $15. http://bit.ly/Jx2Z7a

CMA New Faces Party (June 9). The Wildhorse Saloon has been the venue where several well-known country acts got their start—Lonestar, Ricochet, Trick Pony and Lo Cash Cowboys—and during CMA Week, country’s next crop of new artists will get their chance to play on that same stage and win over hearts. The Chris Lane Band, Brent Cobb, Clayton Anderson, Brian Davis and the winner of the Wildhorse’s own band search competition, Battle for the Saddle, to be determined next week, will play Saturday, June 9. The cover charge for those 13-21 is $12 and is $10 for those older than 21.  http://bit.ly/LaLCe3

For showtimes, tickets or more information about any show, call 615-902-8200, visit www.wildhorsesaloon.com or download the free Wildhorse mobile app from the iTunes store or Android Marketplace.

The Wildhorse Saloon is located at 120 Second Avenue North in downtown Nashville.

ABOUT THE WILDHORSE SALOON
The Wildhorse® Saloon is a three-level, 66,000 square foot restaurant, bar, live music venue and dance destination that sees more than 1.5 million music fans stampede through its doors annually. Since opening in 1994, the venue has played host to the top performing artists in all genres, including Dolly Parton, Bret Michaels, Lady Antebellum, Ringo Starr, Rick Springfield and Craig Morgan. The Wildhorse is the largest per capita restaurant in all of Tennessee and also has the largest video wall in Music City, not to mention the largest dance floor. The Wildhorse Saloon is owned by Gaylord Entertainment (NYSE: GET), a leading hospitality and entertainment company based in Nashville, Tenn. For more information, visit www.WildhorseSaloon.com.

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