Big Machine Is Looking To Sign Country Stars like Faith Hill, Garth Brooks And Shania Twain To Its New Label, Nash Icons

The ink has barely dried on the agreement between Cumulus Media and Big Machine Label Group to create a new record label country music (Nash Icons) and the business of live events. Now comes the fun part. Big Machine president / CEO Scott Borchetta is looking to sign big stars – and Garth Brooks, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson and Shania Twain are all said to be in his sights.

“I would like to see Scott make an announcement in the next 30 days,” says CEO Lew Dickey of Cumulus.

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The highest rainfall of this new project? The reorganization of the static world of country radio. Nash format icons reach a demographic that has been marginalized.

“Not that 35 – to 54-year-old do not like shots,” Dickey says. “Just missing the greatest country artists of the past two decades, they are still recording and touring, but do not get enough exposure today.”

The bet is that Nash Icons can serve as a platform for new music by veteran artists and a bridge between the current hits and classics.

“While in the pop that has the middle ground of [top adult 40] between the top 40 and classic hits, there really is no such thing in the country,” says Dickey. Cumulus plans to offer affiliates format – including 70 field stations owned, plus another 1,500 through its network Westwood One – in 2015.

The company will also include syndicated programming line Cumulus 40 years warhorse American Country Countdown, along with the content for printing, and distribution of digital video. A tour Icons Nash is in the works for next summer. Dickey says, “We want to be thought of as an omni channel, brand platform.”

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An only-In-Vegas Moment: Shania Twain, Piff The Magic Dragon And Mr. Piffles Onstage At Caesars

Shania Twain, Piff the Magic Dragon and Mr Piffles at the Coliseum on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at Caesars Palace.

By Don Chareunsy (contact)

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 | 20:02

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In arguably one of the most unusual collaborations – ever – in Las Vegas, Caesars Palace headliner Shania Twain joined on stage Tuesday night by Piff the Magic Dragon and his Chihuahua , Mr. Piffles , during the presentation of Twain ” Shania : Still the One ” at the Coliseum.

Piff and Mr. Piffles stars in “Vegas Nocturne” Rose. Rabbit. Lie. Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. RRL sister show “Absinthe “is performed in the Spiegelworld tent outside Caesars Palace and next to Serendipity 3.

Twain spoke up “Vegas Nocturne” and how much she loves the erotic and unique show – and Piff and Mr. Piffles, and have become besties as of late. The Canadian superstar invited to join a singalong Piff on stage with members of the public, as did Mr. Piffles.

Twain was a weekend, and who attended the concert of Backstreet Boys in Axis in Planet Hollywood (opening of BSB was the Canadian singer Avril Lavigne, whose husband, Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger, was also in town) and joined a boy band in his afterparty Saturday night at Chateau at Paris Las Vegas.

Don Chareunsy is editor in chief of the arts and entertainment of Las Vegas Sun.

Robin Leach has been a journalist for over 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the main park of the world’s platinum.

Shania Twain Raises Her Voice For Wild Leopards

Shania Twain announced today a new role in his extraordinary career as a big cat conservationist with the conservation organization leader in the world cat, Panthera. Twain, international superstar and best female country artist in the world of all time is the Global Ambassador for the conservation initiative recently launched Leopard Panthera , Pardus Project.

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The leopard has the widest range of all the big cats, as well as one of the most instantly recognizable and evocative aspects in the animal kingdom. It is the most comprehensive of the big cats, ranging from South Africa to the Russian Far East. Not surprisingly, the magnificent leopard skin – ” pardus “ in Latin – is one of the most widely emulated images in the global fashion industry. Ironically, however, less widely known is the tragic fact that the leopard is now most hunted big cats in the world.

Pardus Project is the first program to be established by any conservation organization to highlight Leopard and dangerous state to stop the widespread killing of leopard’s people through its range. Twain intends to use its global platform to make the connection between the renowned beauty of the cat and their plight in the wild.

“The image and leopard spirit is an inspiration to millions around the world, including myself,” Shania said. “That’s also the most oppressed of the big cats is almost unknown. If we are to save this animal in its natural habitat, we must get ahead of the curve before it suffers the same fate as many other species we once we feel the safety of their numbers.

I feel privileged to return a creature that depends for its future than they do now to save it … and I urge the rest of the world to join Panthera and in this mission. ”

An animal lover and long- time passionate, Twain’s support comes at a critical time. The leopards are threatened by the relentless destruction of habitat, and are being killed by thousands of farmers,

hunting trophies and unsustainable poaching for their skins and body parts. Panthera’s work and covers the African leopard, Persian leopard and the endangered Caucasian or Central Asia and the Indian leopard highly touted. With Pardus project,

the organization will launch new conservation initiatives that target other sub – species in danger of extinction as the Arabian leopard and the leopard in Sri Lanka.

“The leopard cat is an incredibly versatile; able to live in habitats ranging from tropical rainforest to the Kalahari Desert, “said Dr. Luke Hunter, Panthera’s president and one of the world authorities on leopards.”

However, the adaptability that has meant the species has been largely ignored by conservationists. ‘re Very pleased and honored that Shania help put the leopard on the radar of conservation. With your help, the leopard will receive attention urgent need. ”

Shania Twain is one of the most successful artists of all time. His 1995 album The Woman in Mebrought his fame, and his 1997 album Come on over became the best selling album of all time by a female musician and the best selling country album of all time.

With over 75 million albums sold worldwide, is the best-selling country artist of all time; has sales of multi- platinum albums in 32 countries; has the eighth bestselling album of all time in the U.S. and 18 top ten songs, eight of which reached # 1.

Its iconic leopard dress and beautiful pictures of leopards appear in your current program Shania: Still the One at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. She learned of the program through leopard Panthera a chance meeting with Dr. Thomas Kaplan, founder and president of Panthera, with an immediate connection leopard conservation found:

” Shania is the nature of the challenge and embraced the mantle immediately. She has become a role model … again. Shania’s passion for nature is an integral part of who she is, and empathy for wildlife is inspiring.

Which Shania has to translate his charismatic identification with the leopard, and to join Panthera raise red flags about the future of the panther, is a breakthrough for our cause. Also part, by “return ” to an animal that has a “global brand, but not a copyright ,” which is leading the way in demonstrating that all who benefit from and actually enjoy the iconic image of big cats should get the chance to save them. “

Province Expects To Recover Shania Twain Concert Money

Tourism Minister Robert Henderson says tax on tickets for the August 30 show offset investment

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When it comes to the government to spend money on Shania Twain concerts this summer, Tourism Minister Robert Henderson says he hopes to be back on the tax bills.

Henderson said the government is committing $ 250,000 to the concert through the 2014 PEI fund sponsor and nine percent portion of the HST on the sale of tickets that investment will pay if the show runs.

That does not include the spin- offs of visitors to the province to pay for other things like housing, he said.

“There is a multiplier effect that can be calculated in this, so we’re just trying to keep it very simple, very basic.’S really ticket sales, where we will tax money.”

Sale of tickets early on August 30 concert were immediate, with nearly 4,000 grandstand seats already sold.

The concert will be held in Charlottetown Events Land with a capacity of 28,000 people.

Prices range from $ 89.50 to $ 179.50 and if the concert is exhausted will mean about $ 2.8 million in revenue.

The part of the province of HST on inputs would be over $ 250,000.

Although the provincial government is spending $ 250,000 to sponsor the concert promoter Donald K. Donald is assuming the financial risks associated with putting on the show.

The concert is one of the centerpieces of Founders Week 2014 PEI as part of celebrations.

Henderson said if the government had not acted as a major sponsor of the concert could not have happened in PEI and the province could not get the economic benefit.

“That’s the principle behind what we’re looking to be a partner in this significant event for Founders Week and the biggest concert of the Founders Week.”

In terms of economic impact of $ 5 million contribution from the province to fund the PEI 2014, Henderson said the government plans to conduct a review after the year ends.

“Obviously, the political problems and the public sometimes thinks it comes to parties and concerts and good times, but there are significant for tourism economic benefits of this province.”

Shania Twain: I Need To Heal My ‘Broken Heart’

The country star opens to fans about his ” bad time ” after her separation from her husband

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Shania Twain is opening up to the fans for the first time about her ” heartbroken ” after splitting from her husband, Robert ” Mutt” Lange , last year after 14 years of marriage.

“As I’m sure you have seen or heard, I’m going through a bad personal moment in my life,” country star writes in a message to fans posted on its website Thursday. “I wanted you all to know that I could not be getting through this without you.

Their letters emails and words of encouragement give me strength. Their overwhelming support reminds me to smile, no matter how deep the pain and to always be grateful for all the beautiful blessings in my life. ”

Twain, 42, and Lange, 59, who has a son 6 years old, announced their separation last month. Sources told People that Lange’s relationship with another woman, a close friend Marie- Anne Thiébaud Twain was the reason behind the split. Both Lange and Thiébaud have denied a romance.

“I have much to say, but I know that the best way for me to speak is through my music,” continues twain. “This is my therapy, my passion and my love. Hopefully I can share it with all of you as we begin this new journey.

“I need some time to heal this broken heart but make no mistake , I’ll be back and hopefully stronger than ever thanks to my friends, from the bottom of my heart. . “

Shania Twain Seeking Producers For New Album

Now in its second year of residency in Las Vegas, will be the first LP since 2002

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After releasing their residence Caesars Palace last December with a series of sold-out dates, Shania Twain, best-selling female artist in country music of all time, returns to Las Vegas for another series of dates that kick off 15 October and will last until mid-December.

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With the show enters its second year, Twain can turn their attention to their next album, the first since 2002 up! . Speaking to Rolling Stone in his lifelong home of Switzerland, the superstar says he has the most songs on the site for the next album and is preparing to find a producer and define the sound of the album.

How’s the album?

I’m almost there with my songs, and I ‘m really sitting on the fence when it comes to a producer. So I ‘m listening to a lot of records, do my homework there, and trying to determine who the perfect combination is.

Are people calling you as you listen to the records?

This is the last year, but I really have to be Lana Del Rey. I’ve been hearing that one a lot more and a bit stuck in the sound of that record. I love Raising Sand as well – Alison Krauss and Robert Plant. So it goes to show how I am lost as to production management, because I ‘m listening to such a broad spectrum. Both productions very appealing to me and the direction they took – trying to get ideas for myself.

Is there more internal pressure, as it has been so long?

Yes, of course. I want to be perfect, and I want it to be something I really like and a product of my inspiration – not necessarily a product of everything I’ve done before and no one I have ever been before in regard to making records , because it has been a while.

I ‘m different, I have evolved, and I want that to be reflected in the music. At the same time, I do not want to leave the root of who I am. So it’s really determining where and is really just looking through that. Not as obvious as it seems it should be.

What are the songs that have really jumped into view, and what they can tell us about the ones you have so far?

There are probably less upbeat songs. I would say more than half and half in comparison to what I’ve done in the past, where I’ve learned more towards the songs from their most uptempo.

I still want to remain positive with my lyrics and stay that way with my music, because I like bringing to myself, if you will, with my songs. But while I go deeper, and I’m being realistic with my view on things. It’s really a very personal journey to make a record, but even more to write songs. And you feel a little obsessed with them at this stage also,

I think, because until they get to a producer who is stills his, at this stage where I am now. So maybe let go it will be a little difficult, and I know that when I get involved with a producer who is sort of what will happen to a degree. Of course I’ll be very involved, but I guess I just have to go out and meet these producers face to face and talk through. I just have to get to the next stage.

Any chance you preview new material in Las Vegas?

I think it’s too soon. I could probably start doing that, but do not want to get caught in a performance mode with a song, either, until I took it a little further down the line. Just talking through, as we are doing now will not help. And that puts me in that mindset.

It’s probably the right time to start taking more seriously about entering the study, especially since I finished the series production time. The show took over a year to put together, so it was a production in itself, like making a record. Had to write the whole story.

literally wrote the show as a script, worked through production and had the technical aspect of it and finally delivered. So I’m just recently released into a production and just getting prepared to enter another, you should be checking.

Did excursions or performances that inspired the creation of this show in Las Vegas?

What we can do in this room that would not really be able to do anywhere else – certainly not tour with him, because the technology is so sophisticated that you cannot spend time with him.

So the joy of having the latest technology and drawing that was a big part of the thrill for me, and margins where I can go and take it only as wide compared to the tours.

So I wrote the show with all that in mind, knowing that I would have all this technology available – this large room, the acoustics and the giant stage and everything. So I almost shot more like a music video, or all of my most iconic images, and based from their music videos.

I wanted to take the most vivid, so I used that as the influence with regard to fashion and the appearance of things. I want to be familiar to people as well. I want you to remember, but I wanted them to see things in a fresh and contemporary way.

 

Shania Twain Concert Tickets Sehedule

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Venue    Date/Time

Caesars Palace – Colosseum    Tuesday
Las Vegas, NV    5/20/2014
7:30 PM

Caesars Palace – Colosseum    Wednesday
Las Vegas, NV    5/21/2014
7:30 PM

Caesars Palace – Colosseum    Saturday
Las Vegas, NV    5/24/2014
7:30 PM

Caesars Palace – Colosseum    Sunday
Las Vegas, NV    5/25/2014
7:30 PM

Caesars Palace – Colosseum    Wednesday
Las Vegas, NV    5/28/2014
7:30 PM

Caesars Palace – Colosseum    Saturday
Las Vegas, NV    5/31/2014
7:30 PM

Caesars Palace – Colosseum    Sunday
Las Vegas, NV    6/1/2014
7:30 PM

Caesars Palace – Colosseum    Tuesday
Las Vegas, NV    6/3/2014
7:30 PM

Caesars Palace – Colosseum    Wednesday
Las Vegas, NV    6/4/2014
7:30 PM

Caesars Palace – Colosseum    Friday
Las Vegas, NV    6/6/2014
7:30 PM

Caesars Palace – Colosseum    Saturday
Las Vegas, NV    6/7/2014
7:30 PM

Scotiabank Saddledome (Formerly Pengrowth Saddledome)    Wednesday
Calgary, Canada    7/9/2014
7:30 PM

Scotiabank Saddledome (Formerly Pengrowth Saddledome)    Thursday
Calgary, Canada    7/10/2014
7:30 PM

Caesars Palace – Colosseum    Saturday
Las Vegas, NV    7/12/2014
7:30 PM

Caesars Palace – Colosseum    Sunday
Las Vegas, NV    7/13/2014
7:30 PM

Caesars Palace – Colosseum    Tuesday
Las Vegas, NV    7/15/2014
7:30 PM

Caesars Palace – Colosseum    Wednesday
Las Vegas, NV    7/16/2014
7:30 PM

Caesars Palace – Colosseum    Friday
Las Vegas, NV    7/18/2014
7:30 PM

Caesars Palace – Colosseum    Saturday
Las Vegas, NV    7/19/2014
7:30 PM

Caesars Palace – Colosseum    Tuesday
Las Vegas, NV    7/22/2014
7:30 PM

Caesars Palace – Colosseum    Wednesday
Las Vegas, NV    7/23/2014
7:30 PM

Caesars Palace – Colosseum    Friday
Las Vegas, NV    7/25/2014
7:30 PM

Caesars Palace – Colosseum    Saturday
Las Vegas, NV    7/26/2014
7:30 PM

Charlottetown Events Grounds    Saturday
Charlottetown, Canada    8/30/2014
TBD