Dolly Parton receives 100 million album sales award

Dolly Parton 100 million sales

The most celebrated female in country music history, Dolly Parton, receives, yet, another accolade for RIAA gold, platinum, and multi-platinum career sales of more than 100 million albums worldwide.  While attending the historic Glastonbury Music Festival, Dolly took time to speak to journalists before hitting the Pyramid stage in front of a crowd exceeding 100,000 music loving fans.  During Dolly’s press event, BBC2 Radio’s Lauren Laverne introduced CTK Management CEO and Dolly Records President Danny Nozell and Glastonbury owner Michael Eavis who made the special plaque presentation which commemorated her sales of 100 million albums worldwide. 

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The Oak Ridge Boys Honored With 41 Million Album Sales Award During The Wendy Williams Show

The Oak Ridge Boys honored with plaque

The extensive collection of honors and awards keep rolling in for The Oak Ridge Boys.  An official RIAA commemorative plaque certifying Gold, Platinum, and Multi-Platinum album and single sales has been awarded to the Grammy-winning group in celebration of more than 41 million album sales worldwide.  A special presentation took place in New York during the legendary group’s appearance on The Wendy Williams Show.
 
"We love Wendy Williams and she recently invited us to perform on her high energy, nationwide show.  While we were there she surprised us with a plaque recognizing 41 million sales of our albums," says Oak Ridge Boys lead singer Duane Allen.

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Kenny Rogers receives honorary degree from Professional Photographers of America

Kenny Rogers honoredKenny Rogers receiving honorary master of photography degree from PPA on Tuesday, Jan. 14 (Photo by Jose Yau)

Just three months ago, American icon Kenny Rogers was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. And now, last week in Phoenix, he picked up another career achievement, but this time it’s in recognition of his other talent and passion—photography.
 
Rogers received an honorary master of photography degree from Professional Photographers of America (PPA) at its annual conference, Imaging USA, during the PPA Award & Degree ceremony, last Tuesday night, Jan. 14, at Symphony Hall in Phoenix, where more than 145 award and degree recipients were honored. Prior to the ceremony, he gave an exclusive live Q&A with convention-goers, discussing his life and work.  Rogers also shared photos from his forthcoming photography book, Places I’ve Been, Things I’ve Seen

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Hank Williams, Jr. is a true patriot and has the award to prove it (video)

Hank Williams, Jr. patriot award

Hank Williams Jr. has always been a huge supporter of the military and on New Year's Eve he was honored with the 2013 OTA Patriot Award from Operation Troop Aid to honor that support. 

“I am extremely honored to award Hank Williams Jr. the 2013 Patriot Award,” OTA founder and Executive Director Mark Woods said in a press release when it was announced that Hank would be receiving the award. “His art, legacy of family and spirit of patriotism is exactly why this award exists. He never forgot his roots and why we have the freedom we do in America.” 

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Brett Eldredge honored in hometown with his own day

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Atlantic Records’ powerhouse vocalist and Paris, Ill., native, Brett Eldredge, returned to his roots on Sunday when he was honored in a hometown ceremony at “Brett Eldredge Day.” Over 2,000 people, in a town with less than 10,000 residents, attended the event. The singer was recognized for his achievements in country music, his hometown values and the role he played in putting Paris on the map.  Eldredge received a proclamation from Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and was honored with new town signs reading “Home of Nashville Recording Artist Brett Eldredge.” His management also sponsored a fund drive for Compassionate Food International. 

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Brad Paisley to perform new single and receive Video Visionary Award during ACAs

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Country music superstar, American Country Award nominee and 2010, 2011 and 2012 American Country Award winner Brad Paisley will receive the Video Visionary Award during the AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS airing live from Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas Tuesday, Dec. 10 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.
 
Paisley, who also will perform his new single, “The Mona Lisa,” will receive the award in recognition of his nearly 15 years pairing amazing songs with creative, immensely entertaining music videos that have truly run the gamut, from heartbreaking to hilarious. The Video Visionary Award has only been awarded one additional time, to Toby Keith, in 2010.   

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Hank Williams, Jr. to be honored with Patriot Award from Operation Troop Aid

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Operation Troop Aid (OTA), a nonprofit organization which supports deployed
U.S. troops, set to honor Grammy, CMA, ACM, and Emmy award-winning entertainer
Hank Williams Jr. with the 2013 Operation Troop Aid “Patriot
Award.”  The presentation will take place on December 31st, when Williams
headlines the New Year’ Eve ‘Bash on Broadway’ in downtown Nashville,
Tennessee. 

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Shania Twain is getting her own Canadian stamp

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Wow, what an honor. 

Shania Twain, who originally hails from Canada, is getting her very own Canadian postage stamp next year. 

In fact, several Canadian country singers including Tommy Hunter, k.d. lang, Renee Martel, and Hank Snow will also show up on stamps. They are scheduled to be released in July of 2014. 

You can read the full release after the jump to find out the other famous folks who will soon be appearing on letters coming from Canada …  

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Kellie Pickler Honored with Warrior Award from USO of North Carolina

KP-1Kellie Pickler receives the Heart for the Warrior Award at the USO of North
Carolina's Ninth Annual Salute to Freedom Gala in Raleigh, N.C. on Oct.
19. 
Kellie Pickler was presented with the
Heart for the Warrior Award from the USO of North Carolina on Saturday, Oct. 19
at the Ninth Annual Salute to Freedom Gala in Raleigh, N.C.  The award is given to those who, through their
selfless service and contributions, continuously lift the spirits of the troops
and their families.
 
Pickler, an Albemarle, N.C. native, participated in her first USO tour in
2007. Since then, she has performed for more than 30,000 troops stationed in
eight different countries.

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Carrie Underwood surprised by three plaques for gold and platinum this week

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Congratulations to Carrie Underwood who was surprised with with three plaques this week by the Chairman of Sony Music Nashville, Gary Overton. 

Via www.carrieunderwoodofficial.com:

Following her “Sound of Music” rehearsal in New York City on Monday, Carrie Underwood was pleasantly surprised by Gary Overton, Chairman & CEO, Sony Music Nashville. Overton presented Underwood with three shiny plaques commemorating recent RIAA certifications – “Good Girl” recently reached Double Platinum song award status for over 2 million downloads, “Two Black Cadillacs” is now Platinum for over 1 million downloads and her debut DVD, The Blown Away Tour: LIVE, reaches the Gold threshold. 

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