Rodney Atkins, Luke Laird, and Host Bob DiPiero at CMA SONGWRITERS SERIES


CMA SONGWRITERS SERIES DEBUTS IN PITTSBURGH

Rodney
Atkins, Luke Laird, and Host Bob DiPiero Perform Sept. 12

NASHVILLE – The
CMA Songwriters Series makes its Pittsburgh debut bringing some of Nashville’s
best tunesmiths to Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh on
Wednesday, Sept. 12 (8:00 PM show
time, doors open at 7:00 PM).
Rodney Atkins and Luke Laird will join host
Bob DiPiero for a night of music and storytelling.

A two-time
CMA Award nominee, Atkins has landed six No. 1 hits, including the recent Platinum-selling
chart-topper, “Take A Back Road,” and has sold more than five million singles
in the past five years. His current album,
Take A Back Road, produced the
out-of-the-box smash, “Take A Back Road,” and latest single, “Just Wanna Rock
‘n Roll.” Atkins garnered back-to-back recognition with
Billboard‘s Most Played
Song of the Year Award for “If You’re Going Through Hell” (2006) and “Watching You” (2007).

“The
CMA Songwriters Series events are a great way to let the audience hear the story
behind the song,” shared Atkins. “Luke and Bob are some of the best writers
in the business, and I’m looking forward to sharing this experience with the
fans in Pittsburgh.”

Rounding out the lineup is Laird (“Temporary Home”
recorded by Carrie Underwood, “Baggage Claim” recorded by Miranda Lambert,
and “A Little Bit Stronger” recorded by Sara Evans); and a member of the Songwriters
Hall of Fame as well as the host for each evening, DiPiero (“Southern Voice”
recorded by Tim McGraw, “Blue Clear Sky” recorded by George Strait, and “Loving
You Is Fun” recorded by Easton Corbin).

Tickets for the Sept. 12 CMA Songwriters
Series at Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh are $40 and $27 each and are on sale now.
To order tickets, visit
www.showclix.com.

For more
information on the CMA Songwriters Series, visit
www.CMASongwritersSeries.com.

ASCAP,
BMI, GAC and SESAC are the official partners of the CMA Songwriters Series.

About
Hard Rock International

With a total of
179 venues in 54 countries, including 140 cafes and 18 Hotels/Casinos, Hard Rock
International is one of the world’s most globally recognized brands. Beginning
with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of
music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard
Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise,
Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. In addition to
the two flagship Seminole Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos in Tampa and Hollywood,
Fla., Hard Rock Hotels/Casinos are located in Las Vegas, Biloxi, Orlando, Chicago,
San Diego, Pattaya, Bali, Macau, Penang, Singapore, Punta Cana, Panama, Cancun
and Vallarta.  Additional hotel and casino projects planned to open include
Riviera Maya in 2013 and Abu Dhabi in 2014.  Additional announced hotel and
casino projects include Aruba, Hungary and Northfield Park.  Hard Rock International
is owned by Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment, Inc. For further details on Hard
Rock Hotels and Casinos, visit
www.hardrockhotels.com.  For more
information on Hard Rock International, visit
www.hardrock.com.

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