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The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced today that multi-platinum singer/songwriter and global recording artist, Shakira, will perform her single “Medicine,” from her new album Shakira, featuring ACM Awards co-host and five-time nominee including a nod for Entertainer of the Year, ACM’s most prestigious award, Blake Shelton LIVE on the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.

Multiple GRAMMY-nominee Hunter Hayes and ConAgra Foods have teamed up to end child hunger while attempting to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® record for the Most Concerts Played in multiple cities in a 24-hour period. Hunter will kick off the "Hunter Hayes’ 24 Hour Road Race to End Child Hunger", brought to you in part by ConAgra Foods’ Child Hunger Ends Here program, Friday, May 9 on Good Morning America in New York City.

SINGLE IS THE MOST ADDED DEBUT OF 2013 AT COUNTRY RADIO; THE BIGGEST FIRST WEEK BY A NEW DUO IN COUNTRY AIRCHECK HISTORY

PHOTO ID (L-R): Dan Smyers; Shay Mooney of Dan + Shay

Atlantic Records’ recording artist Brett Eldredge lands his first No. 1 as his current single, “Don’t Ya,” slides into the top spot on the Mediabase / Country Aircheck chart and continues its reign at the peak of Billboard’s Country Airplay chart for the second week running. This news comes on the heels of the release of his debut album, Bring You Back, which premiered at No. 1 on iTunes’ Country Albums chart on August 6.

Current President and CEO of Warner Music Nashville, John Esposito, has just joined FLO as a senior advisor. He joins music and media business vets Joe Galante, John Grady, Randy Wachtler, Ed Hardy among a host of others at the strategic group headquartered in Nashville, Tenn.

Warner Music Nashville will host the final three installments of the 2013 Pickin’ On The Patio events through October. The upcoming featured artists include Switchfoot on August 29th, Dean Alexander on September 19th and Dan + Shay on October 24th. Doors open at 5pm and the show starts at 5:30 and is hosted on the WMN patio. Thanks to sponsors Aramark, Bud Light, Ajax Turner, Spring Mill Bourbon, Zumi Sushi Japanese Kitchen, Pizza Perfect and Kay Bob’s Grill & Ale.

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