Country Music’s Vince Gill to Join Frontier Communications, DISH Network and CoBank to Announce Investment in Small-Town America

Carbondale, Ill. representatives win all-expenses paid trip to Nashville, Tenn.

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--()--Multi GRAMMY® Award Winner Vince Gill, Frontier Communications, DISH Network and CoBank will announce a new partnership as part of the America’s Best Communities (ABC) campaign promoting investment to revitalize small towns and cities. The announcement takes place Thursday, Jan. 15 at 10 a.m. (CST) at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tenn.

Two representatives from Carbondale Main Street were randomly selected from among ABC applicants for an all-expense paid trip to Nashville, courtesy of Frontier Communications. Carbondale Main Street is partnering with the City of Carbondale, Carbondale Community Arts, and several locally owned and operated businesses to apply for the ABC prize. "We are excited to be represented at this event. We are even more thrilled to be collaborating on the ABC prize application. By working together, the team is coming up with creative solutions and defined goals," stated Meghan Cole, Executive Director of Carbondale Main Street.

     

WHAT:

Gill, Frontier, DISH and CoBank will announce a partnership to grow local economies in small towns across the country. This innovative initiative will jumpstart plans and projects that build better communities throughout rural America.
 
Gill has been a longtime advocate for hardworking families in our nation’s small towns. Frontier, DISH and CoBank are recognized as leading companies driving new development within rural communities across America.
 

WHO:

Vince Gill, Multi GRAMMY® Award Winner
Maggie Wilderotter, Chairman and CEO, Frontier Communications
Joe Clayton, DISH President and CEO
Bob Engel, CoBank CEO
 

WHEN/WHERE:

Thursday, Jan. 15 at 10 a.m. CST

Country Music Hall of Fame’s Ford Theater
222 5th Avenue South
Nashville, Tenn.
(615) 416-2001
 

VISUALS:

Gill, Frontier’s Wilderotter, DISH’s Clayton and CoBank’s Engel will sit together in a comfortable setting on the Ford Theater’s stage. They will share updates and insights about the $10M contest and its ability to positively impact small towns and rural communities.
 

WATCH ONLINE:

For those who cannot attend, the announcement will be streamed live online at www.americasbestcommunities.com at 10 a.m. (CST), on the day of the event. Following the event, at 12 p.m. (CST), Gill and the companies’ CEOs will hold a conference call for reporters at 1-888-601-3862, with conference ID 1009830.

 

About Vince Gill

One of the most popular singers in modern country music, Vince Gill is famous for his top-notch songwriting, world-class guitar playing and warm, soaring tenor, all wrapped up in a quick and easy wit. Since 1990, Gill has won 20 GRAMMY Awards and 18 Country Music Association Awards. The CMA just honored Gill with its prestigious Irving Waugh Award of Excellence which is awarded to an individual who is “the originator and caretaker of demonstrated ideas and actions that have dramatically broadened and improved country music's influence.” Gill was also recently presented the BMI Icon Award. The Academy of Country Music has conferred eight awards on Gill. Gill is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry. He is a member of the four-time Grammy-nominated band The Time Jumpers. Visit www.vincegill.com.

About FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS

Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR) offers broadband, voice, video, wireless Internet data access, data security solutions, bundled offerings, specialized bundles for residential customers, small businesses and home offices and advanced communications for medium and large businesses in 28 states. Frontier's approximately 17,000 employees are based entirely in the United States. More information is available at www.frontier.com.

About DISH

DISH Network Corp. (NASDAQ: DISH), through its subsidiaries, provides approximately 14.041 million pay-TV subscribers, as of September 30, 2014, with the highest quality programming and technology with the most choices at the best value. Subscribers enjoy a high-definition lineup with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network Corp. is a Fortune 250 company. Visit www.dish.com.

About CoBank

CoBank is a $102 billion cooperative bank serving vital industries across rural America. The bank provides loans, leases, export financing and other financial services to agribusinesses and rural power, water and communications providers in all 50 states. The bank also provides financial services to affiliated Farm Credit associations serving farmers, ranchers and other rural borrowers in 23 states around the country. CoBank is a member of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of banks and retail lending associations chartered to support the borrowing needs of U.S. agriculture and the nation's rural economy. Visit www.cobank.com.

Contacts

Frontier Communications
Andrea Fast, 260-461-2443
andrea.d.fast@ftr.com

Contacts

Frontier Communications
Andrea Fast, 260-461-2443
andrea.d.fast@ftr.com