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BANDIT CELEBRATES CARRIE UNDERWOOD'S RETURN TO SPOTLIGHT

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – When Carrie Underwood took to the stage at the 53rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards, her eyes were marked with glittered tears, both from the stage make up and from the rush of emotions. The Grammy-award winning artist had only recently shared images of her and her band rehearsing, teasing her upcoming performance in Las Vegas following months of rest after an accident at her home.

Underwood performed her newest single, “Cry Pretty,” which streamed more than 1.2 million times in two days and rocketed to No. 1 on twelve country’s iTunes Top Song charts, and Wednesday morning she announced her next album, Cry Pretty, will be released September 14.

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JASON ALDEAN CROWNED ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA- As Jason Aldean opened The Academy of Country Music Awards under a single spotlight, he shared to the millions watching how the evening was about celebrating the music. It was a touching reminder as the awards marked the first gathering of the country music community in Las Vegas since the October mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, where Aldean himself had been performing.

And in a testimony to the healing power of music, both artists and fans alike celebrated the year’s best in country music, with awe-inspiring performances and well-deserved wins, including Aldean’s own third consecutive award for Entertainer of the Year.

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90TH ANNUAL TENNESSEE FFA STATE CONVENTION GOES BIG WITH BANDIT LITES

GATLINBURG, TENNESSEE – More than three thousand Future Farmers of America (FFA) members gathered at the 90th Annual Tennessee FFA State Convention to compete and receive recognition for their work throughout the year. Bandit Lites supplied the lighting for the event, including the stage that presented scholarship awards for accomplished FFA members, the presentation for the “Regional Stars” in Agribusiness, State Stars in Agriscience along with skits that celebrated the FFA culture.

“Turning a convention center ballroom into a theatre is always a challenge,” said Bandit Lites General Manager Giff Swart, “but Bandit has a talented group of folks

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ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK WITH BANDIT LITES

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) is out on the road with a lighting package provided by Bandit Lites. The British electronic music band, comprised of Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Martin Cooper and Stuart Kershaw, has been a staple in the synthpop scene even nearly forty years after their debut performance in Liverpool.

With thirteen albums under their belts including the most recent release, The Punishment of Luxury, the OMD (so named to refute any potential punk band assumptions) has offered their insight on society ranging from the relationship of

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