SINGER/SONGWRITER ANDREW PETERSON TO APPEAR ON MUSIC CITY ROOTS: LIVE FROM THE LOVELESS CAFE JULY 13, 2011
Peterson To Be Joined By Special Guests: Ron Block, Stuart Duncan And Andy Gullahorn
Show Will Benefit The Nature Conservancy In Tennessee
Nashville, TN (March 31, 2011) —– One of Nashville’s most revered singer/songwriters, Andrew Peterson, is scheduled to perform on the highly popular Music City Roots: Live from the Loveless Cafe. The concert series is emceed by Keith Bilbrey and hosted by singer/songwriter Jim Lauderdale. The show will air live 7:00 – 9:00 PM CDT on Nashville’s WRLT Lightning 100 and streamed worldwide at www.musiccityroots.com. Tickets are $10.00 for general admission and $5.00 for anyone with a student ID. Tickets may be purchased at New Grimey’s New and Preloved Music, 1604 8th Avenue South and online at www.musiccityroots.com. Every penny of each $10.00 ticket will benefit The Nature Conservancy in Tennessee, the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.
Andrew Peterson has always enjoyed a strong, stable fanbase that has followed his career throughout the years and helped to drive his latest project, Counting Stars, to debut #1 on iTunes and #6 on the Billboard chart. Peterson’s latest single from the project, Dancing In The Minefields is still strong on the charts after seven months of radio airplay and the video has received close to 500,000 views on www.youtube.com. Up next for the talented singer/songwriter, who is also an award winning author, is his third children’s book installment in the Wingfeather Saga series. The Monster In The Hollows will release May 3, 2011. And in the fall, Peterson will host his second annual Hutchmoot creative conference in Nashville. The event spotlights music, conversation, and a series of discussions centered on the telling of great stories in song, literature, and film.
About Andrew Peterson
Peterson began his career in 1996 and signed with his first label, Watershed/Essential records in 1999. His first CD, Carried Along made CCM magazine’s list of Top Ten albums of 2000. In 2004, Peterson received his first Dove nomination for “Family Man” for Country Recorded Song of the Year. Peterson’s first project for Centricity Music in 2008, Resurrection Letters, Volume II, became the highest Billboard charting album of his career at that time. Peterson has also authored three children’s books, The Ballad of Matthew’s Begats, On the Edge of the Sea of Darkness and the 2010 Christy Award winner for Young Adult Fiction, North! Or Be Eaten. Peterson hosted his first annual event with Hutchmoot 2010, a three-day conference for lovers of story, art, and music. The conference sold out in an incredible three weeks. Peterson’s high-profile Christmas Tour continues to also be a sell-out across the country, including the historic Ryman auditorium. For updates about Andrew Peterson please visit www.andrew-peterson.com or www.rabbitroom.com.
About Music City Roots: Live from the Loveless Cafe
Music City Roots is dedicated to present a live radio show that is steeped in the rich Nashville tradition and to provide a global platform to showcase the deep well of amazing and diverse talent that exists in Tennessee. The show endeavors to offer artists a way to share their gift with the world – to connect with music lovers everywhere, through creative distribution platforms that were never before possible. Our only standard is one of excellence and integrity. All artists sharing the concert stage have the same integrity and honesty for the various forms of roots music that were birthed from American culture. More information on Music City Roots is available online at www.musiccityroots.com
About the Nature Conservancy
Founded in 1978, the Tennessee Chapter of The Nature Conservancy has become the largest and most effective conservation organization in the state. From the bottomlands of West Tennessee’s rivers to the high-elevation forests of the Smokies, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 270,000 acres for people and nature. Along the way, the Conservancy has also helped create or significantly expand 29 State Natural Areas, 10 State Wildlife Management Areas, and 2 National Wildlife Refuges in Tennessee. Learn more at www.nature.org/tennessee.