With their 40th anniversary on the horizon (2015), the legendary Bellamy Brothers are keeping the tour circuit red hot this year. In addition to their usual 150+ US concert dates, their 2014 tour stops include Sri Lanka, India, Brazil, Switzerland, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Australia and New Caledonia. The Brothers plan to release new music in conjunction with several of the international tour stops. Recording plans are already in the works for collaborations with Brazilian rock star Eduardo Araújo and Swiss rock sensation Gölä. Their first album with Gölä (BB&G: The Greatest Hits Sessions – released in 2010) debuted at No. 1 on the Swiss Music Chart and soon thereafter reached double-platinum sales. In addition, the Bellamys are planning for a three-song EP and music video currently scheduled for a late May / early June release. The EP and video will serve as a teaser for their 40th anniversary album which is set for a spring 2015 release. The two-disc set will feature 15 new songs and 15 No. 1 hits.

Toby Keith and Brad Paisley will headline the inaugural Tree Town Music Festival in Forest City, Iowa, May 24 and 25. More artists will be announced on February 21. ••• EMI Records Nashville has just released Eric Church's fourth studio album The Outsiders. ••• Jake Owen will headline the PGA's The Players Championship Military Appreciation Day Ceremony on May 7. Jake's concert wraps up a full day of activity honoring men and women in our Armed Forces at TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse in Ponte Verde Beach, FL. The Players Tourney is May 6-11.

Seven-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift spent much of 2013 headlining sold-out stadiums and arenas in North America, Australia, and New Zealand on her blockbuster The Red Tour, and just finished a run of sold-out shows in London and Berlin. Taylor has now announced that in response to strong fan demand she is taking the tour to Southeast Asia in June, performing shows in Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.

The world renowned Johnny Cash Museum (JCM) prepares a first for Music City with the Johnny Cash Birthday Bash to mark his 82nd birthday. In a three day event Feb 28-Mar 1-2, fans will be treated to appearances by Johnny Cash family members and former band members in a series of activities anchored at the AAA Gem rated JCM. “We are thrilled to bring back the Johnny Cash Birthday Celebration and even more so to bring it to Nashville for the first time,” says founder Bill Miller. “We have a long tradition of bringing Johnny's fans together with his family, friends and peers in an intimate celebration of his life.”

Special guests will include: John Carter Cash, Joanne Cash (Yates), Tommy Cash, W.S. Holland, Joe Cash, Johnny Western, and David Roe. Tickets are $55 and can be purchased online johnnycashbirthday.com

Stella Parton will launch her first women's conference this spring in Nashville, TN. The inaugural Red Tent Women’s Conference is scheduled for April 18-20 at the Doubletree Hotel Downtown. As a longtime advocate for women's rights and female empowerment, Stella comments on this longtime dream: “This is something I’ve been developing for quite some time and I am so excited to meet and encourage women of all ages and types. We are all in this together and we should help and inspire our ‘sisters.’” Tickets will go on sale Saturday, Feb 1. Learn more, buy tickets at redtentconference.com.

EVENTS Calender 2014:

• June 26-29 - Country Stampede, Manhattan, KS
• July 17-20 - Jamboree USA, Belmont, OH
• Sept 17-21 - Amaricana Music Festival & Conference, Nashville, TN

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