Crystal Gayle Digitally Reissues ‘A Crystal Christmas’

Crystal Gayle Digitally Reissues
‘A Crystal Christmas’

Grammy®, AMA, ACM and CMA award winning country music singer and Grand Ole Opry member Crystal Gayle has digitally reissued her 1986 holiday album, A Crystal Christmas, for the first time ever. Like he did on You Don’t Know Me, Crystal’s son Christos Gatzimos, returned to the studio and remastered his mother’s collection of traditional Christmas compositions for digital release. The newly remastered album is now available at Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play and Amazon.

“I recorded A Crystal Christmas with my producer Jim Ed Norman in the early summer of 1986 for Warner Bros. Records,” Crystal recalled. “To help us get in the spirit we decorated the studio with candy canes and ornaments. This album is filled with my favorite traditional Christmas songs that we all grew up loving and singing. I’m excited that A Crystal Christmas is now available digitally for the first time.”

“When I was a little girl I always looked forward to Christmas. Being the last of 8 children, I loved it when all my brothers and sisters came home to visit. I saved my money all year long so I could buy presents for them. One Christmas I went to Woolworths and bought all my sisters hair nets. The only problem was I bought gray hair nets. I didn’t know you were supposed to match their hair color. I just picked the prettiest ones. I even had money left over for candy!”

A Crystal Christmas Track Listing:
1. “White Christmas” (Irving Berlin)
2.”Oh Holy Night” (Public Domain)
3.”Winter Wonderland” (Felix Bernard, Richard Smith)
4.”I’ll Be Home for Christmas” (Kim Gannon, Walter Kent)
5.”Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” (Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane)
6.”Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” (Johnny Marks)
7.”Little Drummer Boy” (Katherine Davis, Henry Onorati, Harry Simeone)
8.”The Christmas Song” (Robert Wells, Mel Tormé)
9.”Jingle Bells” (Public Domain)
10. “Silver Bells” (Jay Livingston, Ray Evans)
11.”Silent Night” (Public Domain)

Album Name: A Crystal Christmas
Reissue date: Dec. 12, 2019
Label: Warner Brothers Records
UPC: 194660378156
Catalog #: SMP00801
Produced by: Jim Ed Norman
Remastered for digital by: Christos Gatzimos
Buy/Stream/Listen at smarturl.it/ACrystalChristmas

About Crystal Gayle:
Grammy®-winning singer Crystal Gayle is an award-winning country music icon whose reign in the music business includes 20 No. 1 country hits, six albums certified Gold by the RIAA and the first female artist in country music history to reach platinum sales with her 1977 album, We Must Believe in Magic. Her list of platinum and gold was to be matched only by her awards and accolades. CMA’s “Female Vocalist of the Year,” for two consecutive years, she became a Grammy® Award Winner for “Best Female Vocal Performance,” thanks to her beloved “Brown Eyes” – a song that she today admits she has never grown tired of singing. Crystal swept the Academy of Country Music Awards for three of their “Top Female Vocalist” statuettes. She is the recipient of three “American Music Awards,” voted by the nation as America’s “Favorite Female Artist.” Perhaps nothing sums up Crystal’s career achievements as well as being awarded with a star on the fabled Hollywood Walk of Fame in October 2009. Also famous for her nearly floor-length hair, she was voted one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world by People Magazine in 1983. Gayle also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame near Lynn’s star. In August 2016, the Academy of Country Music honored Crystal with the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award during the 10th Annual ACM Honors. Gayle was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in January 2017 by her sister and Opry legend Loretta Lynn. In 2019, Crystal released her first new studio album in 16 years, You Don’t Know Me, which was recorded, produced and mastered by Crystal’s son, Christos Gatzimos.

Originally released in 1986 by Warner Brothers Records, the digitally reissued album was remastered by Crystal’s son, Christos Gatzimos

Featuring classic Christmas favorites like “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Jingle Bells” and “Little Drummer Boy”

 

Cotton Eyed Joe Welcomes Joe Nichols, Randy Rogers Band, Confederate Railroad & Josh Blue in September. 

 

COTTON EYED JOE WELCOMES JOE NICHOLS, CONFEDERATE RAILROAD, RANDY ROGERS BAND, DEVIN DAWSON & COMEDIAN JOSH BLUE IN SEPTEMBER

Famed Nightclub Celebrates With New Dance Floors, Lighting, Pool Tables, Concerts and more!

 For over 25 years, the Cotton Eyed Joe has served as the hottest night club in all of East Tennessee. In fact, this year, it won the ACM (Academy of Country Music) Industry Award for Nightclub of the Year! The ‘Joe’ was already awesome, but it’s about to get a whole lot better! From complete renovations to new offerings, the “Joe” has a totally updated atmosphere, perfect for concerts. Four bars to serve your favorite beverages and the hottest, new music with the largest dance floor in town! Plus, dozens of pool tables, dart boards, video games, a mechanical bull and the best priced specials served nightly by a friendly and courteous staff.

SEPTEMBER CONCERT EVENTS:
SEP 07 – Randy Rogers Band
SEP 21 – Joe Nichols
SEP 22 – Confederate Railroad
SEP 26 – Josh Blue
SEP 27 – Devin Dawson

For additional information and upcoming concerts and events, visit Cotton Eyed Joe’s website at www.cottoneyedjoe.com

 

ABOUT COTTON EYED JOE:
In 2017, Chuck Ward, a real estate investor purchased Cotton Eyed Joe as his “new project.” Less than a year later, the Joe was named “Nightclub of the Year” by the Academy of Country Music. With renovations, concerts, and special events happening weekly, more than 3,000 people occupy the “Joe’s” 25,000 square foot building and dance on the 2,500 square foot dance floor. The “Joe’s” décor includes signed memorabilia, western gear, and a DJ booth made from an actual semi-truck. Those 18+ are always welcome for shows and a good time.

 

Jason Aldean Makes History with #1 Top 200 Album

 

JASON ALDEAN EARNS FOURTH CAREER CONSECUTIVE
AND FIRST COUNTRY ALBUM OF 2018 TO SUMMIT BILLBOARD’S ALL-GENRE
TOP 200 CHART WITH REARVIEW TOWN

The Three-time and Reigning ACM “Entertainer of the Year”
Becomes Only the Second Country Artist in History to Score Four Consecutive
Billboard Top 200 Chart-Toppers, Pushing Over 183,000 Units

Approval from Critics Continues as “REARVIEW TOWN Doesn’t Back Down an Inch” (UPROXX)

 Three-time and reigning ACM “Entertainer of the Year” Jason Aldean’s hard-charging eighth studio album REARVIEW TOWN (Broken Bow Records) has earned the No. One position on Billboard’s all-genre Top 200 Album chart. Becoming only the second Country act to score four consecutive chart-toppers in history, Aldean draws 183,000 equivalent album units in its first week of release making it the biggest Country debut of 2018.

As he “savors his ACM Entertainer of the Year hat trick” (Hits Daily Double), fans and critics rally behind REARVIEW TOWN for its “relatable premise,” (Huffington Post).

“It’s utterly serious in tone, as if enjoying weekend downtime to the fullest – in an almost nihilistic fashion – is a moral obligation, and it’s another fine example of the empathetic approach Aldean has taken toward working-class life and Middle America.” – Rolling Stone

“The record is full of the same swaggering, emotion-driven country rock that earned him a spot as one of the top live performers in the current Country landscape.” – UPROXX

“…it often feels as though Aldean is reaching for very common comforts to get his way through very specific pain. And this is, of course, Country music’s great power.” – The Atlantic

“The album is a straight-up shot of what has kept Aldean fans rocking through his previous seven studio albums – high-octane songs ready-made for his arena and stadium shows.” – PEOPLE

“Surprising fans for almost a decade after his genre-bending breakthrough smash ‘She’s Country,’ Aldean still revels in surprising fans and pushing the boundaries of Country music.” – USA Today

“Twelve years after Aldean helped recenter the genre, these sounds aren’t novel in Country music. This is Aldean’s world; he inhabits it more convincingly than most.” – Paste

Aldean’s sure-footedness has helped define the genre’s 21st century, which plays into his 19 No. One hits, more than 15 million total album sales and dozens of sold-out stadium shows. Continuing with that momentum, the new music follows Aldean’s last three albums that each bowed at No. One on the all-genre Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and all seven of his previous LPs have achieved PLATINUM certification or better. Aldean’s wide-open approach has made him a perennial live-show favorite for the format as he has headlined the biggest stadiums in the United States where “Aldean and his band rock hard and precise” (Houston Chronicle) and this year, his HIGH NOON NEON TOUR will launch on May 10th. For more information and for a full list of upcoming tour dates, www.jasonaldean.com.

MULTI-PLATINUM ENTERTAINER DIERKS BENTLEY LAUNCHES FASHION BRAND DESERT SON IN PARTNERSHIP WITH FLAG & ANTHEM

MULTI-PLATINUM ENTERTAINER DIERKS BENTLEY LAUNCHES FASHION BRAND
DESERT SON IN PARTNERSHIP WITH FLAG & ANTHEM

First Season Of The Customized Collection Available at National Retailers Including
Buckle, Von Maur and Dillard’s This Month

 

Singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley has partnered with Flag & Anthem to create an exclusive new lifestyle collection, Desert Son, launching this month. With its name inspired by some of the more autobiographical lyrics off his upcoming ninth studio album, THE MOUNTAIN, the initial Spring offering will feature primarily men’s items including vintage-washed tees, raglans, hoodies and hats along with a handful of women’s tees. Desert Son will continue to roll-out with 2018 Summer and Fall assortments including button-down shirts, knit tops, denim and jackets. Working alongside his longtime stylist Annie Psaltiras, the two created a line customized to reflect Bentley’s own personal style. Desert Son is now available at retailers including Buckle, Von Maur and Dillard’s and online at flagandanthem.com.

“This has been such a fun thing to create and develop. I love clothes that are perfectly worn-in like you’ve had them a lifetime, but can also take the wear and tear that comes from an active lifestyle,” explained Bentley. “I’ve learned over the last few months that there’s a real art to getting that just right. The Flag & Anthem guys have been doing it at the highest level and have helped me put together a collection that I think is totally authentic to me and one that hopefully people all over the country will dig too.”

“Dierks’ lifestyle perfectly embodies our brand,” said Flag & Anthem co-founder Brad Gartman. “There is a strong synergy between his fans and our customer. We see Dierks and Desert Son as a natural integration with Flag & Anthem and look forward to a long partnership.”

The Desert Son campaign captures the essence of Bentley’s new clothing line as he traveled back to his home state of Arizona for its iconic landscapes.

Flag & Anthem is a premium quality Men’s brand started by two guys who worked in the business long enough to know something was missing. Their attention to quality, detail and fit at affordable prices sets the brand apart from the rest. The collection features casual button-downs, elevated knitwear, signature chinos and newly launched woven shirts for women. The brand exemplifies a refined, rugged look with an authentic, vintage aesthetic.

Multi-PLATINUM entertainer Dierks Bentley is “notorious for his spectacular, high-energy live performances loaded with lots of fan interaction” (Creative Loafing) with 17 No. One hits, more than one billion digital streams, countless nominations from the ACM, CMA, GRAMMY and Billboard Music Awards and has been a Grand Ole Opry member for over a decade. Bentley “continues to challenge himself” (Billboard), which is evident through his upcoming ninth studio album, THE MOUNTAIN due out later this year. Its lead single “Woman, Amen” gives a taste of the record’s “themes of questing and self-actualization across a wide-open terrain of arid deserts and rugged ridgelines, cactus flowers and tumbleweeds,” (NPR). After his 2017 WHAT THE HELL WORLD TOUR claimed the top spot on Billboard’s Hot Tours selling over 750,000 tickets, Bentley will fuel arenas and amphitheaters throughout the summer with his 2018 MOUNTAIN HIGH TOUR, launching May 17th in Columbia, MD. For more information visit www.dierks.com.

DIERKS BENTLEY PAVES THE PATH TO THE MOUNTAIN WITH “SHIMMERING” (BILLBOARD) LEAD SINGLE “WOMAN, AMEN”

 

DIERKS BENTLEY PAVES THE PATH TO THE MOUNTAIN WITH
“SHIMMERING” (BILLBOARD) LEAD SINGLE “WOMAN, AMEN”

The Soaring Track Is Available Now and Makes Its Television Debut Tomorrow on
The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Multi-PLATINUM singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley found himself instantly intrigued with the idea of “Woman, Amen” when it was thrown out during a Fall co-write with songwriters Josh Kear and Ross Copperman. The result is a deeply sincere and personal message of love and gratitude made universal and then freed to soar with signature acoustic instrumentation and a full-throated anthemic chorus. Available now at Country Radio and with all digital partners, Bentley will perform the lead track from his next studio album THE MOUNTAIN tomorrow on The Ellen DeGeneres Show (1/18, check local listings).

“My wife and our relationship has been the one constant element in my life over all the ups and downs of my career and personal life,” shared Bentley. “Our journey together has made me the man I am today. I doubt my heart would even recognize the old me. This song addresses that in the most direct possible way. The personal gratitude expressed in the lyrics, mixed with a track that leans heavily on some bigger sounds, is the perfect way to introduce the album.”

Since moving to Nashville, Bentley has brought a distinguishable grit and songwriting prowess to his recordings, and he’s consistently recreated his sound with a fearlessness that has won him both critical acclaim and commercial viability. Billboard gives breadth to his latest evolution with a video glimpse into the epic landscapes of Colorado and the studio atop a Telluride mesa where the song was recorded. To watch and listen to the full track, click here: http://bit.ly/2DoWOcY

Last week, NPR previewed new music from THE MOUNTAIN (Capitol Records Nashville), which will be released in early 2018. “He pursues themes of questing and self-actualization across a wide-open terrain of arid deserts and rugged ridgelines, cactus flowers and tumbleweeds” (NPR) as the writing process came together quickly when Bentley returned to Telluride a short time later for a retreat with fellow Nashville songwriters. Guitars, banjos, mandolins and fiddles are given room to shine, and integrated into modern drum and bass sounds that will fuel the arenas and amphitheaters on the road. He has become a fixture in country music amassing 17 No. One singles, dozens of nominations including those from the ACM, CMA, GRAMMY and Billboard Music Awards while serving as a Grand Ole Opry member for over a decade. For more information on new music and upcoming appearances, visit www.dierks.com.

Kid Rock Releases New Song “Tennessee Mountain Top”

KID ROCK RELEASES NEW SONG “TENNESSEE MOUNTAIN TOP”

Impacting at Country Radio 10/2

Photo Credit: Clay Patrick McBride

At one minute past midnight Kid Rock unveiled his latest song “Tennessee Mountain Top” on streaming and sales platforms. “Tennessee Mountain Top” is impacting at Country Radio October 2. The track brings out a Country infused southern rock spirit that has drawn Country fans to Kid Rock for almost two decades since he released the CMA, ACM nominated “Picture.” Both “Picture” and his massive summer anthem “All Summer Long” continue to be fan favorites at Country Radio.

A five time Grammy nominee with over 26 million albums sold to date, Kid Rock has consistently blazed his own trail. His career intersected early with Country audiences and created a connection that has continued to grow each year. He has been twice nominated for CMA Awards, “Picture” with Sheryl Crow (2003) and “Can’t You See” with Zac Brown Band (2010). This October 6th and 7th he will host Kid Rock’s Third Annual Fish Fry in Nashville, yet another sign of his close ties to Nashville and Country Music.

Since the spontaneous release of his two most recent tracks in July, “Po-Dunk” and “Greatest Show On Earth” and their accompanying videos, Kid Rock has been at the center of media coverage speculation as to his musical and personal ambitions.

While others speculate, the artist known for his slew of American anthems and his explosive live shows has been busy touring and preparing for an epic series of concerts opening Detroit’s new Little Caesars Arena. Not only is he the maiden act for the venue, he recently announced that the venue will play host to his own Made in Detroit restaurant to open on the Woodward Avenue side of Little Caesars Arena.

Purchase/Stream “Tennessee Mountain Top” here.

For more information visit: www.kidrock.com

KID ROCK SOCIAL MEDIA:
FB: facebook.com/kidrock
IG: instagram.com/kidrock/
Twitter: twitter.com/kidrock
Snapchat: @KidRock

Rascal Flatts Return To Vegas For Limited Engagement At The Venetian!

MULTI-PLATINUM SUPERSTAR VOCAL GROUP RASCAL FLATTS TO HEADLINE LIMITED ENGAGEMENT AT THE VENETIAN LAS VEGAS
“RASCAL FLATTS – A NIGHT TO SHINE” PRESENTED BY SIRIUSXM – OCTOBER 6, 7, 11, 13, 14, 18, 20 & 21 at 8 p.m.
Tickets on sale Friday, June 2 at 10 a.m. PST


The best-selling country vocal group of the past decade, Rascal Flatts, will headline a limited Las Vegas engagement, “A Night to Shine,” presented by SiriusXM, in The Venetian Theatre at The Venetian® Las Vegas October 6, 7, 11, 13, 14, 18, 20 and 21 at 8 p.m.

With only 1,800 seats, the breathtaking Venetian Theatre will give fans the rare opportunity to see Rascal Flatts in an intimate venue in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. The theater is tailor-made for musical engagements, having hosted a number of other international entertainment icons such as Diana Ross, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, The Judds, Willie Nelson and The Moody Blues, as well as Il Divo’s upcoming engagement this September.

“Vegas just keeps pulling us back in,” said Gary LeVox. “Our previous two residencies were such an amazing experience and opportunity to connect with our fans on a more intimate level. I think moving over to The Venetian will provide a totally different setting and fan experience that we’re really excited about!”

Tickets starting at $49 (plus applicable fees) go on sale to the public Friday, June 2 at 10 a.m. PST and can be purchased at any box office at The Venetian or The Palazzo, online at ticketmaster.com or venetian.com or by calling 702.414.9000 or 866.641.7469. A limited number of VIP packages with meet and greets will also be available.

Rascal Flatts fan club members will have access to a pre-sale beginning Monday, May 22 at 10 a.m. PST. American Express® card members will have access to a pre-sale beginning Thursday, May 25 at 10 a.m. PST. Grazie loyalty members, SiriusXM, Live Nation and Ticketmaster customers will receive access to a pre-sale beginning Wednesday, May 31 at 10 a.m. PST. All pre-sales will end Thursday, June 1 at 10 p.m. PST.

A force to be reckoned with in any genre, ‪Rascal Flatts’ tenth studio album, BACK TO US (Big Machine Records) is available now, heralded by Billboard as armed with “a definite feeling of renewal.” Taken from BACK TO US, the trio’s current Top 15 single “Yours If You Want It” continues to race up the charts, heralded by USA Today as a “sure-fire smash” and comes hot on the heels of the success of their 16th No. 1 hit “I Like The Sound Of That,” from REWIND. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart, making them one of only four acts during the SoundScan era to have eight consecutive studio albums debut in the top spot. As the best-selling country vocal group of the past decade, ‪Rascal Flatts has sold over 23.4 million albums, over 33.7 million digital downloads worldwide, as well as earning over 40 trophies from the ACA, ACM, AMA, CMA, People’s Choice and more, also making them the most awarded country group of the past decade. Known as one of the hottest-selling touring acts in any genre, the trio also recently celebrated a major milestone of 10 million tickets sold, following a rousing year stacked of headlining shows.

Behind those statistics is an accomplishment more basic than numbers, more important than any trophy–for the past decade, the music of Rascal Flatts has been the soundtrack to countless lives. Songs like “These Days,” “Mayberry,” “What Hurts The Most,” “My Wish,” “Stand,” “Here,” “Here Comes Goodbye” and “Summer Nights” have soothed and uplifted, fired up, mellowed out and otherwise impacted millions. To purchase BACK TO US and more, visit rascalflatts.com.

About Live Nation Las Vegas:
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation & House of Blues Concerts, LN Media and Artist Nation Management. Live Nation Las Vegas produces residency shows from Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Lionel Richie, Backstreet Boys and Pitbull at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino; Bruno Mars and Ricky Martin at the Park Theater at Monte Carlo; and Il Divo and Rascal Flatts at The Venetian Las Vegas. Live Nation Las Vegas also brings other world-famous artists to many of the city’s other premiere concert venues including T-Mobile Arena, Mandalay Bay Events Center, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas Village, Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms, House of Blues, The Foundry at SLS Las Vegas, Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, and more. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com. Find Live Nation Las Vegas on Facebook, Instagram and follow us on Twitter.

About The Venetian® Las Vegas:
Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian Las Vegas features all-suite accommodations, exquisite restaurants and world-class entertainment and shopping. The luxury resort offers elegant suites, including standard suites that are nearly double the size of the average Las Vegas hotel room. The Venetian is home to restaurants from celebrated chefs including Wolfgang Puck, Mario Batali, Thomas Keller, Emeril Lagasse, Lorena Garcia and Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro. The resort also features Canyon Ranch SpaClub; a five-acre pool and garden deck; TAO nightclub; the Grand Canal Shoppes retail and dining mecca; a 120,000-square-foot casino and poker room; and more than 2.25 million square feet of meeting and convention space. For more information, visit venetian.com. The Venetian Las Vegas is a property of global integrated resorts developer Las Vegas Sands Corp (NYSE: LVS).

JASON ALDEAN’S “OPEN-HEARTED” NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “ANY OL’ BARSTOOL” PREMIERES TODAY EXCLUSIVELY WITH ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

JASON ALDEAN’S “OPEN-HEARTED” NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “ANY OL’ BARSTOOL”
PREMIERES TODAY EXCLUSIVELY WITH ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

Tidal Takes Fans Behind-The-Scenes on the Set of the
ACM Entertainer Of The Year Nominee’s New Video

 Reigning and current ACM “Entertainer of the Year” nominee Jason Aldean hones in on the emotional reality of a broken heart in the new music video for his current Top 10 single “Any Ol Barstool,” debuting exclusively today with Entertainment Weekly. Directed by Shaun Silva and filmed at a local-favorite Nashville bar, The Dog Tavern, Aldean “is slowing things down with the open-hearted” (Entertainment Weekly) video that follows a relationship in denial, leading to an unsure ending. Filled with Aldean’s “signature grit…studded with steel guitar” (The Tennessean), the third release from Aldean’s No. One selling album THEY DON’T KNOW, “Any Ol’ Barstool” serves as “a throwback to the early music that helped catapult Aldean into the spotlight,” (Forbes).

“This is one of those classic Country heartache songs where the guy is trying to convince his girl that he is fine, but in reality he’s not,” said Aldean. “So, I wanted the video to relay that classic heartache scenario we’ve all been in, but with a little twist which Shaun is always good at.”

Watch the video premiere on Entertainment Weekly here: http://bit.ly/2lPpFOg

 

“Country music’s hard-rocking everyman” is “the mirror image of his fans” (Rolling Stone) as THEY DON’T KNOW follows on the heels of each album release earning PLATINUM certification or better, tallying more than 14 million total album sales and 18 No. One hits. The longevity of his career reached new heights as he debuted at the No. One position on Billboard’s all-genre Top 200 Album chart for the third consecutive time with his seventh studio album, which has already produced two consecutive chart-toppers. Aldean makes plans to return to the road with his JASON ALDEAN: THEY DON’T KNOW TOUR, launching in Toledo, OH, on Apr. 27, with special guests Chris Young, Kane Brown and Dee Jay Silver. In addition to the new tour, the “reigning Entertainer of the Year shows why he holds the title” (Newsday) as the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will showcase a special exhibit opening its doors on May 27, commemorating his wide-open sound that has been one of the defining influences on today’s Country Music. For more information and for a full list of upcoming tour dates, www.jasonaldean.com.

Tune-In: Lady A Heads To Daytona 500 & Kimmel

LADY ANTEBELLUM SETS PLANS FOR
BACK-TO-BACK TELEVISION PERFORMANCES
FROM THE 59TH ANNUAL DAYTONA 500 TO
JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! FOR “MASHUP MONDAY”
FEATURING LADY ANTEBELL BIV DEVOE

“You Look Good” Hits Top 30 at Country Radio
Only Four Weeks After Release

 This Sunday, ACM nominee Lady Antebellum will help kick off racing season as the headlining entertainment prior to the start of The 59th Annual DAYTONA 500 (2/26 at 12:00P CT on FOX). The following night, the trio will return to Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2/27 at 10:35P CT on ABC) to join the highly influential R&B/Hip-Hop group Bell Bid Devoe, for a one-time-only “Mashup Monday” featuring Lady AnteBell Biv Devoe.

Dubbed by Rolling Stone as “the most groove-driven song they’ve ever recorded,” Lady A’s “You Look Good” has catapulted up the radio charts landing in the Top 30 only four weeks after its release. As the lead single from their forthcoming sixth studio album HEART BREAK (Capitol Nashville) out June 9, the new track “mixes a dazzling horn section with a swaggering bass riff” (Associated Press) with “snappy funk drums” (LA Times).

The seven-time Grammy award winner’s “renewed energy” (People) follows more than 18 million units, nine No. One hits, ACM and CMA “Vocal Group of the Year” trophies three years in a row, and countless other honors including Billboard Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards and Teen Choice Awards. Lady A will hit more than 65 shows in six countries on their YOU LOOK GOOD WORLD TOUR presented by NABISCO, launching May 26 with special guests Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young. For more information about new music and upcoming tour dates, visit www.ladyantebellum.com.

DIERKS BENTLEY’S “ALBUM OF THE YEAR” NOMINATED BLACK SHINES WITH GOLD CERTIFICATION

DIERKS BENTLEY’S “ALBUM OF THE YEAR”
NOMINATED BLACK SHINES WITH
GOLD CERTIFICATION

Alongside Commercial and Radio Success,
Critically-Acclaimed BLACK Garners Nine Major Award
Show Nominations Leading Into ACM Awards

 As multi-PLATINUM artist Dierks Bentley “continues to take risks that pay off” (USA Today), his eighth studio album BLACK (Capitol Records Nashville) has earned GOLD certification by the RIAA today. Validating Bentley’s ability “to combine commercial and critical success” (Nashville Scene), the new certification makes it the only ACM “Album of the Year” nominated project to reach this mark.

After garnering nine nominations from the ACM, CMA and GRAMMY Awards and debuting at the No. One position on Billboard’s all-genre Top Albums Chart and Top Country Albums chart, the praise for Bentley’s “most fully-formed LP of his career” (TIME) continues to balance “robust record sales and heavy radio play with acclaim from even those critics who had seemed allergic to Nashville’s output in the past,” (Esquire).

“Stronger and stronger with every release and is one of the few artists that can go from bluegrass to Country.” – Billboard

“We can always count on him to contribute some emotionally deft ballads and subtle bluegrass touches alongside the alcohol-fueled rousers.” – Music Aficionado

“Effortless balances of radio-ready polish, traditional flavor and artistry.” – Houston Chronicle

BLACK’s “deeply erotic title track” (Salt Lake Tribune) has been hailed as one of “the sexiest songs of his career” by the Associated Press and Rolling Stone, and is currently climbing the Top 20 on the radio charts. It follows’ BLACK’s two No. One hits, the PLATINUM certified chart-topping hit “Somewhere On A Beach” and the GOLD, GRAMMY nominated and CMA-winning “Different For Girls” featuring Elle King.

Bentley has now amassed 15 No. one songs, 13 GRAMMY nominations and continues to sustain “the role of up-for-anything party-starter that has long seemed to fit him like a glove” (Tampa Bay Times) on the road. Bentley’s 2017 WHAT THE HELL WORLD TOUR with special guests Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi continues to sell out

Thomas Rhett Catapults Into 2017 Headliner Status

GRAMMY NOMINEE THOMAS RHETT’S UNSTOPPABLE YEAR
PROVES TO BE LIMITLESS AS HE HEADS FULL-THROTTLE
INTO HEADLINING STATUS FOR 2017

The CMA, ACM, Billboard Music and CMT Award-Winner Earns Praise from Critics while Dominating
Billboard, Mediabase, Spotify and Pandora Year-End Charts

Thomas Rhett to Cap-Off Monumental Year with Performance Slated for
“Dick Clark’s New Year Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” Live from Time Square on ABC

While Multi-PLATINUM artist Thomas Rhett garnered his first-ever GRAMMY nomination this week for Best Country Song with his record-breaking “Die A Happy Man,” he closes out an unparalleled year topping year-end radio, digital sales and streaming charts after earning continued commercial success and critical acclaim for his sophomore release TANGLED UP (The Valory Music Co.). With more than a dozen major award show nominations and trophies from the Country Music Association, Academy of Country Music, Billboard Music Awards, Broadcast Music Inc. and CMT Music Awards, his current single “Star Of The Show” off TANGLED UP DELUXE shoots up the Country radio charts as his fastest rising single to date. Thomas Rhett prepares to officially step into headliner status in 2017 on his HOME TEAM TOUR and at some of Country music’s biggest festivals alongside superstars including Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney and Miranda Lambert.

Kicking off the year with his record-breaking 2X PLATINUM smash “Die A Happy Man,” Thomas Rhett became the first artist since Taylor Swift in 2008 to hold the No. one position on the Billboard Country Airplay charts for six weeks, additionally topping Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart for 17 weeks. He dominated the Nielsen “2016 Mid-Year List” as the most streamed song overall with more than 80 million streams and ultimately closed out the year as Billboard’s “Top Country Streaming Song of 2016.” Additionally, he is Billboard’s “2016 Top Country Digital Songs Artist,” Country Aircheck/Mediabase‘s No. One “Overall Artist of 2016,” Spotify’s “2016 Top 5 Most-Streamed Country Artists” and is the highest ranking of only two Country artist to make the Top 100 most “Thumbed-Up” songs on Pandora.

Thomas Rhett proved to push “the genre into exciting new territory” (New York Times) this year with national television performances on The Voice, TODAY, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night With Seth Meyers, CBS This Morning, CMT Crossroads: Nick Jonas and Thomas Rhett, The 50th Annual CMA Awards, The 51st Annual ACM Awards and hosted this year’s CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night To Rock. Thomas Rhett will celebrate the year with over one million people in Times Square as he performs live on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017 (ABC 12/31 at 8:00P CT).

On the road, Thomas Rhett brought his “retro, soul-inspired danceable mix of arena-sized tunes and hooky melodies” (Associated Press) as direct support for Jason Aldean’s 2016 WE WERE HERE TOUR while simultaneously tallying sold-out headlining shows throughout the country, including a historical stop at Atlanta’s Wild Bills where he was the first artist ever sell-out two nights. The undeniable fan connection also proved to be a “force to be reckoned with” (Daily Star) overseas with sold-out crowds in Belfast, London, Manchester, Glasgow and Amsterdam, earning the title as “Country music’s brightest new star” (BBC). On the horizon, Thomas Rhett’s first-ever headlining 2017 HOME TEAM TOUR with special guest Kelsea Ballerini and up-and-comers Russell Dickerson and Ryan Hurd will launch on Feb. 23 and has already seen sellouts in multiple markets including Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater.

As Thomas Rhett continues “his journey to stardom” (TODAY), this year his inaugural “Thomas Rhett & Friends” charity concert raised over $250,000 to benefit 147 Million Orphans. For more information and for a full list of upcoming tour dates, visit www.thomasrhett.com.

Sony Legacy Releases Four Janie Fricke Albums Digitally For The First Time Ever Today!

SONY LEGACY RELEASES FOUR JANIE FRICKE ALBUMS DIGITALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER TODAY!

Fricke Set to Appear on RFD-TV’s “Ray Stevens’ Nashville” on Oct. 29

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For the first time in her illustrious career, two-time CMA and ACM Female Vocalist of the Year Janie Fricke is releasing four of her classic Sony Music Entertainment projects to all digital service providers for streaming and downloading. The First Word In Memory, The Very Best of Janie Fricke, Black & White and Saddle in the Wind will be available to fans on Spotify and Apple Music, among others.

“I was so fortunate to have those albums and work with great producers from that time & era in country music,” said Janie. “It will be wonderful to have them surface!”

The collection includes many of the 18-time chart-topper’s biggest hits, including “It Ain’t Easy Bein’ Easy,” “Tell Me a Lie,” “She’s Single Again” and more (see full track listings below). Beginning her career as one of the most sought after background vocalists in the genre, the platinum-selling singer would go on to become a trendsetter in country music in the 80s, creating a legacy that continues to live on. Fans of all ages can relive the reign of the country music legend on their phones, tablets, computers and everywhere in between!

Fricke appears on an upcoming episode of “Ray Stevens’ Nashville” on October 29. The episode was shot on location in Nashville, Tenn., and will air on RFD-TV. Ray Stevens’ Nashville airs Saturday nights at 8:30 PM ET. Check out the RFD-TV schedule.

The First Word In Memory Track Listing (1984)
Talkin’ Tough
The First Word In Memory Is Me
One Way Ticket
First Time Out Of The Rain
A Love Like Yours
Your Hearts Not In It
In Between Heartaches
Another Man Like That
Without Each Other
Take It From The Top

The Very Best Of Janie Track Listing (1985)
It Ain’t Easy Bein’ Easy
He’s A Heartache (Looking For A Place To Happen)
You Dont Know Love
Let’s Stop Talkin’ About It
The First Word In Memory Is Me
Tell Me A Lie
She’s Single Again
Your Heart’s Not In It
If The Fall Dont Get You
Ridin’ High (w/ Merle Haggard)

Black & White Track Listing (1986)
Till I Can’t Take It Anymore
He’s Breathing Down My Neck
Take Me Like A Vacation
Nothing Left To Say
Comin’ Apart At The Seams
Always Have Always Will
Don’t Put It Past My Heart
When A Woman Cries
He’s Making A Long Story Short
I’d Take You Back Again

Saddle In The Wind Track Listing (1988)
Till I Can’t Take It Anymore
He’s Breathing Down My Neck
Take Me Like A Vacation
Nothing Left To Say
Comin’ Apart At The Seams
Always Have Always Will

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About Janie Fricke:
A three-time CMA & ACM Female Vocalist of the Year, Fricke has hit the #1 spot on the Country charts an astounding 18 times. She was named Billboard Magazine Top Female Vocalist, was the First Female Voice on the Moon, and was named the UK’s Country Music Round Up’s Most Popular International Female Solo Act. Her music has reached Gold and Platinum sales status worldwide, and the talented and personable Indiana native has recorded numerous jingles for Coca-Cola, Pizza Hut and United Airlines. Janie has released 23 albums and 36 hit singles, and she remains one of the most-beloved entertainers in the Country field.

Janie Fricke On Tour:
Oct. 15 – McConnelsville, Ohio – Ohio Valley Opry
Oct. 21 – Branson, Mo. – The Welk Theater
Oct. 27 – Victoria, Texas – Leo J Welder Center

Big & Rich Rise Into Top 10 on Country Radio With Latest Single, “Lovin’ Lately” Featuring Tim McGraw

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Big & Rich Rise Into Top 10 on Country Radio With Latest Single, “Lovin’ Lately” Featuring Tim McGraw

The duo Big & Rich have always marched to the beat of their own drum, but now it seems that Big Kenny and John Rich are bucking the musical trends more than ever. With the entry of their latest single, “Lovin’ Lately,” into the Top 10 this week, the award-winning duo can claim a “hat trick” of three straight singles in that portion of the chart in their decade-plus history. But, the story doesn’t end there.

The singles – all from their Gravity album – were released on the group’s own Big & Rich Records label and promoted by their own independent promotion team at New Revolution – a rarity in today’s scene, controlled mainly by the majors. The duo had been part of the Warner Brothers roster for well over a decade when they decided to tackle a new way of doing things business-wise. Rich admits it was a little scary, but it’s paying off quite well.

“It’s terrifying and exciting all at the same time. You take on all the business and marketing side yourself, but there’s a big team of people that we have assembled that are helping us do this. But at the end of the day, our board meeting consists of two guys. If we agree, it will happen, and if we don’t, it doesn’t.”

The single features a vocal cameo from fellow hit maker Tim McGraw, who actually gave them the idea for the song. “He told it to us in a parking lot in Canada, where we were doing a show with him. He said he had a song title — ‘Who You Been Loving Lately?’ We thought it was brilliant. We wrote it, recorded it, and emailed it to him. His response was a video treatment — he wrote an entire video script for the song. I looked at Kenny and said, ‘I guess he likes it.’ Kenny said, ‘Apparently so, we should ask him if he wants to sing on it.’ He said, ‘Sure! What are you doing next Thursday at 3pm?’ We said, ‘Recording you, Brother Tim.”

And, the rest, as they say…..is another part of the Big & Rich story! For more information about the duo, visit www.BigandRich.com

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About Big & Rich:
Big & Rich is comprised of Big Kenny and NBC’s “The Celebrity Apprentice” winner John Rich. The multi-platinum hit duo have garnered multiple Grammy, ACM, CMA and CMT Music Award nominations. The first single, “Look At You,” from their latest studio album, Gravity, smashed into the top 10 on the Country chart. The follow-up single, “Run Away With You,” kept the momentum rolling, also hitting the top 10, and the latest single, “Lovin’ Lately” featuring Tim McGraw also broke into the top 10. The Country superstars’ first studio album, Horse of a Different Color, includes their hit infectious single, “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy).” Other hits include “Comin’ to Your City,” “8th of November” and their No. 1 hit, “Lost in this Moment.” Meanwhile, “Comin’ to Your City” is nearing a decade as the theme song for ESPN’s “College GameDay.

 

Big & Rich on Tour:
Oct. 14 Fresno, Calif. – Fresno Fair
Oct. 18 Denver , Colo. – Grizzly Rose
Oct. 25 Nashville, TN – An Evening With Black & Rich
Nov. 4 Evans , Ga. – Game Day @ Lady A
Nov. 5 Ocoee, Fla. – Ocoee Founders’ Day Festival
Nov. 9 Chicago , Ill. – CBS Radio’s Stars and Strings

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Lee Brice, Justin Moore Announce 2017 Co-Headline ‘American Made’ Tour

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LEE BRICE, JUSTIN MOORE ANNOUNCE 2017
CO-HEADLINE ‘AMERICAN MADE’ TOUR

William Michael Morgan, Brett Young Round Out Lineup
as Direct Support

 

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Lee Brice and Justin Moore, two of country music’s most dynamic performers, will ring in 2017 with their co-headlined “American Made” tour kicking off January 12 in Indianapolis at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse. William Michael Morgan and Brett Young round out the tour as direct support. (Morgan and Young’s specific markets are noted in the tour schedule below.)

Moore released his fourth album ‘Kinda Don’t Care’ — his third #1 debut on the Country charts — in August. The lead single from the album, the Top-5 and-rising “You Look Like I Need a Drink,” lines up right alongside his chart-topping Platinum and Gold-certified hits “Small Town USA,” “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away,” “Point at You” and “Lettin’ The Night Roll.” This also follows two Gold-certified albums ‘Justin Moore’ and ‘Outlaws Like Me.’ He debuted music from his new album last month with a live performance during the Fox & Friends’ All-American Summer Concert Series.

Lee Brice is a multiple ACM and CMA award winner with a GRAMMY nomination, six RIAA platinum singles – and more than 10 Million singles sold —under his belt. The “melodically eloquent” (New York Times) power vocalist, songwriter and producer has celebrated five #1s including “I Drive Your Truck” and “Drinking Class” and was most recently honored by the RIAA during a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden for the platinum certification of his #1 radio single, “I Don’t Dance.” He quickly followed that career milestone with performances on NBC’s “The Voice,” “Today” and ABC’s “The Bachelor Live.”

“It’s very exciting to get back out there as a headliner,” Justin says. “To be able to do it with my buddy Lee is even more exciting. I’ve been a fan of his for a long time. It’s gonna definitely be a party every night. I hope the fans are as jacked up about it as we are.”

“When we put this tour together we thought about the fans first,” says Lee who kicked off 2016 with his own headlining “Life Off My Years” tour after being the only country artist in 2015 to perform in all 50 states. “I love playing live but what’s even more fun is interacting with the amazing people in the audience. That’s what it’s all about. I can’t wait to get out there to play the songs everyone already knows but we’re also planning to give these audiences a sneak peek into a few songs off the new record!”

“American Made” tour dates are listed below:
Cities and venues subject to change
+William Michael Morgan
++ Brett Young

+Thursday, January 12, 2017 – Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
+Friday, January 13, 2017 – La Crosse, WI – La Crosse Center
+Saturday, January 14, 2017 – Rosemont, IL – Rosemont Theatre

+Thursday, January 19, 2017 – Corbin, KY – The Arena
Friday, January 20, 2017 – Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena
+Saturday, January 21, 2017 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre

+Thursday, January 26, 2017 – Jacksonville, FL – Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
+Friday, January 27, 2017 – Fayetteville, NC – Crown Coliseum
+Saturday, January 28, 2017 – Macon, GA – Macon Centreplex Coliseum

+Thursday, February 02, 2017 – Pittsburgh, PA – Peterson Events Center- U. of Pittsburgh
+Friday, February 03, 2017 – Fairfax, VA – EagleBank Arena
+Saturday, February 04, 2017 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum Complex

+Thursday, February 09, 2017 – Canton, OH – Canton Memorial Civic Center
+Friday, February 10, 2017 – Highland Heights, KY – BB&T Arena N. Kentucky +University
+Saturday, February 11, 2017 – Bloomington, IL – US Cellular Coliseum

+Thursday, February 23, 2017—Murray, KY CFSB Center
Friday, February 24, 2017 – Kalamazoo, MI – Wings Event Center
+Saturday, February 25, 2017 – Milwaukee, WI – The Milwaukee Theater

+Thursday, March 02, 2017 – Independence, MO – Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
+Friday, March 03, 2017 – Saint Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena

+Thursday, March 16, 2017 – Des Moines, IA – Iowa Events Center
+Friday, March 17, 2017 – Salina, KS – Bicentennial Center
+Saturday, March 18, 2017 – Loveland, CO – Budweiser Events Center

++Thursday, March 23, 2017 – Huntsville, AL – Von Braun Center
++Friday, March 24, 2017 – Jackson, MS – Mississippi Coliseum

About Justin Moore:
Justin Moore’s long-awaited fourth studio ‘Kinda Don’t Care’ was released in August and earned the singer his third consecutive #1 album debut. It features his current Top 5-and-rising single “You Look Like I Need a Drink.” The project is chock-full of new music with 16 tracks on the deluxe version which shot to #1 on the iTunes Country and Billboard Country Albums charts upon release. The Arkansas native spent three years putting the project together, which serves as a follow up to his second #1 album release, Off The Beaten Path.

Moore holds five #1 singles under his signature white cowboy hat including “Point At You,” “Lettin’ The Night Roll” and the Platinum-certified “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away.” He has seven Top 10 hits and sold almost 8 million tracks to date.

The Valory Music Co. recording artist has earned multiple ACM, ACA and ACC Awards nominations including being named the 2014 ACM New Artist of the Year. USA Today has exclaimed, “he has come to represent the best of a new generation in country music.”

This is Moore’s third headlining tour having sold out dates across the country previously for his Outlaws Like Me and Off The Beaten Path tour stops. Describing his electrifying live show, Billboard said “Fans literally started screaming for the Arkansas native from the beginning notes of “Till My Last Day” and continued all the way through his hit-filled set…”

He has shared the stage with Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert, Hank Williams Jr, Blake Shelton, Eric Church and is currently on the road with Brantley Gilbert once again for the Take It Outside tour.

Follow Justin Moore here:
Official Website: justinmooremusic.com
Facebook: facebook.com/moorejustinmusic.com
Twitter: twitter.com/justincolemoore
Instagram: instagram.com/justincolemoore
YouTube: youtube.com/user/justinmoore

About Lee Brice:
With his latest album, ‘I Don’t Dance,’ (9.14) Lee has scored two Billboard Country #1 smashes. “I Don’t Dance” and “Drinking Class,” with “That Don’t Sound Like You” earning a Top 10 chart position.

As “one of the finest singer-songwriters country music has to offer” (USA Today), Lee has written songs for artists including Garth Brooks’ “More Than a Memory,” Tim McGraw’s “Still,” the Eli Young Band’s “Crazy Girl.”

Lee Brice released his debut album, ‘Love Like Crazy,’ in 2009. The title track reached #3 on the Billboard Country chart and set a record as the longest-charting song in that chart’s history. In 2012, he topped his own success with ‘Hard 2 Love,’ an album that went Gold and featured three #1 Country singles, including “I Drive Your Truck,” which won Song of the Year at both the CMA and ACM Awards. The record earned raves everywhere from NPR to Country Weekly and found the New York Times hailing him as “a sensitive macho man,” a compliment that perfectly encapsulates both sides of Brice’s persona. ‘Hard 2 Love’ also garnered Lee his late-night debut with a stirring performance of “I Drive Your Truck” on NBC’s “The Tonight Show.”

Brice took it a step further on his latest album, ‘I Don’t Dance’ (9.14), relishing the role of producer with a flair for experimentation, resulting in the album’s title track hitting #1 at radio the week the album came out. Lee can currently be heard alongside long-time friend and label-mate, Jerrod Niemann, on Jerrod’s latest single, “A Little More Love.” Lee will continue to tour through the fall while also writing and recording his fourth studio album slated for release in 2017 on Curb Records.

Follow Lee Brice here:
Official Website: leebrice.com
Facebook: facebook.com/leebricemusic
Twitter: twitter.com/leebrice
Instagram: instagram.com/leebrice
YouTube: youtube.com/user/leebricemusic

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About William Michael Morgan:
Breakout country star William Michael Morgan, who NPR Music praised for his “unreserved sentimentality and easeful, fine-tuned singing approach,” will release his debut album Vinyl September 30th on Warner Bros. / Warner Music Nashville. A “Must-Hear Country Album” according to Rolling Stone, the 11-track work produced by hit-maker Scott Hendricks and Jimmy Ritchey features Morgan’s Top 5 and climbing debut radio hit “I Met A Girl.” Penned by Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally and Trevor Rosen, it has clocked more than 13 million streams, including 5 million views of its official video, while drawing half a billion in audience since it was introduced. The single also topped SiriusXM’s “The Highway” Top 45 Countdown chart and was touted as a “Country Song of the Summer” by Billboard. Morgan was named an “Artist to Watch” by Pandora Radio, while CMA Close Up declared the 23-year-old Vicksburg, MS native “a leader of a new wave of traditional Country Music singers,” noting “Morgan’s voice is unabashedly old-school velvet.”

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About Brett Young:
California native and singer/songwriter Brett Young uses his gritty vocals and impassioned lyrics to define his “Caliville,” West Coast-meets-Southern sound. Penning all six tracks from his self-titled debut EP for BMLG Records, Brett’s lead single “Sleep Without You” is currently Top 15-and-climbing on the Country charts. Rolling Stone has already named him as one of their “10 Country Artists You Need to Know” exclaiming he is “destined for mass appeal.” His music has appeared on shows like Chrisley Knows Best (USA), Real World (MTV) and Kourtney and Kim Take New York (E!). Currently, Brett is working with producer Dann Huff (Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett, Steven Tyler) on his full-length release for BMLG Records. For the latest updates, follow Brett on Instagram or visit BrettYoungMusic.com.

Jason Aldean’s Concert For The Cure Collides With Opry Goes Pink – 10/25

MULTI-PLATINUM ENTERTAINER
JASON ALDEAN’S “CONCERT FOR THE CURE”
RETURNS TO NASHVILLE AS PART OF
THE OPRY’S EIGHTH ANNUAL “OPRY GOES
PINK” IN SUPPORT OF THE FIGHT
AGAINST BREAST CANCER ON OCT. 25

Aldean to “Flip The Switch” on Signature Barn, Benefiting Women Rock for the Cure and Susan G. Komen

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Since beginning his career, RIAA’s top digital country male artist of all time Jason Aldean has continued to find new ways to raise awareness for breast cancer research, and for the first time in his career he partners with the Grand Ole Opry and incorporates his 11th annual “Concert for the Cure” as part of the eighth annual “Opry Goes Pink,” the annual special performance staged to fight breast cancer. In addition to the multi-platinum superstar flipping the switch on the Opry’s signature barn backdrop, turning it pink for the Grand Ole Opry’s two shows on Tuesday, October 25, Aldean will take the stage to perform along with other favorites and raise awareness and funds for Women Rock for the Cure™ and Susan G. Komen®’s Nashville Chapter. A host of artists joining Aldean for the Opry shows will be announced soon.

“Finding a cure for breast cancer is something I’ll continue to fight for the rest of my life,” said Aldean. “Bringing the show back to Nashville this year as part of a special Opry performance where I will have so many friends and family in the crowd will be a good reminder of why we need to continue to fight this terrible disease.”

This year’s ACM Entertainer of the Year has been an avid supporter towards the fight against breast cancer since 2004, after losing a dear friend to the disease. Aldean continues to donate a portion of each ticket sale towards his longstanding partner, Susan G. Komen, while also honoring one breast cancer survivor and guest during his 2016 SIX STRING CIRCUS, with a VIP backstage meet-and-greet experience.

“Both Jason Aldean and the Opry have been working for several years now to fight breast cancer,” said Pete Fisher, Opry vice president and general manager. “We’re excited that the ACM’s Entertainer of the Year and the Opry are joining forces this year to make what we know will be a bigger impact than ever.”

Aldean will take the stage that night to present a check to the Susan G. Komen Foundation from monies raised on his tour throughout the year. Additionally, beginning today, when fans order tickets to the night’s shows, $5 from every ticket sold will be donated to Women Rock For The Cure™. Tickets are available at (615) 871-OPRY and opry.com.

The Grand Ole Opry® is presented by Humana®. Opry performances are held every weekend of the year, and the Tuesday Night Opry continues through Dec. 13.

About Jason Aldean
Hot on the heels of his 17th career No. One this week, Academy of Country Music’s “Entertainer of the Year” Jason Aldean deploys “A Little More Summertime” to Country Radio serving as the second release from the multi-Platinum singer’s newly announced seventh studio album THEY DON’T KNOW (Broken Bow Records), available Sept. 9. Aldean has teamed up with longtime producer Michael Knox on the forthcoming album along with the same band on-and-off stage for a full decade. The new music follows the coveted ACM Triple Crown winner’s OLD BOOTS, NEW DIRT which debuted at the No. One spot on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart, earned its PLATINUM certification only nine weeks after release and spawned three consecutive No. Ones. Aldean has “never been afraid to let his diverse musical interests influence his sound” (The Oklahoman) as each album released has earned PLATINUM or better tallying more than 14 million album sales. Aldean is currently headlining his SIX STRING CIRCUS TOUR and for more information on new music and a full list of tour dates, visit www.jasonaldean.com.

About the Grand Ole Opry
The Grand Ole Opry® is presented by Humana®. Opry performances are held every Friday and Saturday of the year, with Tuesday Night Opry shows through December 13. To plan an Opry visit, call (800) SEE-OPRY or visit opry.com. The Opry presents the best in country music live every week from Nashville, Tenn. Celebrating nine decades of entertainment, the Opry can be heard at opry.com and wsmonline.com, Opry and WSM mobile apps, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and its flagship home, 650 AM-WSM. The Grand Ole Opry is owned by Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE: RHP). For more information, visit opry.com.

About Women Rock For The Cure
Women Rock For The Cure™ is a Nashville-based 501(c)(3) organization committed to connecting and supporting young women facing breast cancer. Founded in 2007, the organization works to build awareness and provide outreach programs through the power of the entertainment industry. Fueled by the annual Opry Goes Pink concert, the signature event has featured performances by Martina McBride, Kacey Musgraves, Kellie Pickler, Rascal Flatts, LeAnn Rimes, The Judds, Carrie Underwood and more. All proceeds benefit the organization’s outreach efforts, including the impactful Young Survivors Retreat, which brings together young women diagnosed with breast cancer. For additional information on Women Rock For The Cure, upcoming events and how to get involved, please visit www.WomenRockForTheCure.org.

About Susan G. Komen®
Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $889 million in research and provided $1.95 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Visit komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN. Connect with us on social at ww5.komen.org/social.

DIERKS BENTLEY, TOBY KEITH, BLAKE SHELTON & KEITH URBAN TO PERFORM ALL-STAR MEDLEY HONORING GLEN CAMPBELL 

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TOBY KEITH & BLAKE SHELTON ADDED TO 10TH ACM HONORS LINEUP

DIERKS BENTLEY, TOBY KEITH, BLAKE SHELTON & KEITH URBAN
TO PERFORM ALL-STAR MEDLEY HONORING GLEN CAMPBELL

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Hosted by Multi-ACM Award®-Winning Group Lady Antebellum, ACM Honors Two-Hour Special to be
Taped at Nashville’s Historic Ryman Auditorium on Tuesday, August 30

Tickets for the Taping Available Now at Ticketmaster.com

The Academy of Country Music® (ACM) announced that Dierks Bentley, Toby Keith, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban will take the stage at the 10TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS™ for a special tribute to Glen Campbell, who as previously announced will be honored with the ACM Career Achievement Award. The country music luminaries will perform an all-star medley of Campbell’s greatest hits, culminating in an ensemble performance of the iconic “Rhinestone Cowboy.” Kim Campbell will accept the award on behalf of her husband.

Toby Keith and Blake Shelton join previously announced performers Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Cam, Maren Morris, Cole Swindell, Keith Urban and hosts Lady Antebellum. Additional performers and presenters will be announced.

The 10TH ACM Honors™ is an evening dedicated to celebrating the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards. Hosted by multi-ACM Award-winning group Lady Antebellum, the two-hour special will tape on Tuesday, August 30 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, and make its television debut on Friday, September 9 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Tickets for the special taping are available for purchase to the general public now at Ticketmaster.com.

For more information on the Academy of Country Music and the ACM Honors, please visit www.acmcountry.com.

About ACM Honors™
ACM Honors™ is an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the Academy of Country Music Awards, including the Special Awards, Studio Recording Awards and Songwriter of the Year Award winners. The 10th Annual ACM Honors takes place Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and – for the first time ever – will be produced for television by dick clark productions to be broadcast on Friday, September 9 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Tiffany Moon is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music. Tickets to ACM Honors are priced at $60 and $100 and will go on sale to the general public at Ticketmaster.com and the Ryman box office at 10:00 AM CT on Wednesday, August 10, 2016. For more information, visit www.ACMcountry.com.

George Strait to Perform Exclusive Worldwide Concert Engagements at New Las Vegas Arena

George Strait to Perform Exclusive Worldwide Concert Engagements at New Las Vegas Arena Beginning April 22-23, 2016

Strait to Release New Album Cold Beer Conversation Friday, Sept. 25;
New Single “Cold Beer Conversation” Premieres on Country Radio Tomorrow

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George Strait, the musical icon who has been reverently referred to as “The King of Country Music,” announced today he will be among the first entertainers to perform at the new Las Vegas Arena scheduled to open in April 2016. The Country Music Hall of Fame inductee will thrill crowds with a series of exclusive worldwide concert engagements at the new venue April 22, April 23, September 9 and September 10, 2016. Opening for Strait will be GRAMMY, ACM and CMA Award-winning singer/songwriter Kacey Musgraves, who recently released her second studio album Pageant Material to critical acclaim. This announcement is the first of an exciting, prestigious lineup of incredible performers who will appear on the Arena’s stage.

 

Tickets for the concert series will go on sale Friday, Oct. 2 at 10:00 a.m. PT via www.straittovegas.com and range in price from $75 to $200 plus applicable fees. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Friday, Sept. 25 at 10 a.m. PT through Thursday, Oct. 1 at 10 p.m. PT.

“This is an exciting announcement for the Las Vegas Arena, and another example of why Las Vegas is the Entertainment Capital of the World,” said Rick Arpin, senior vice president of entertainment and development, MGM Resorts International. “We are thrilled that George is going to be a huge part of our opening season with this special exclusive engagement.  He has had a significant impact on our city’s entertainment landscape over the years and we are thrilled he will provide Las Vegas visitors and our local community the opportunity to see a series of additional legendary performances.”

George Strait said, “I said all along I wasn’t going to tour anymore, but I also said that I wasn’t retiring by any means and I still wanted to do some dates. I’ve been working a little bit here and there, and I’m really proud of this new album that’s coming out. I think it’s a great record – I always say this; I think it’s one of the best records I’ve done. I always shoot for that. You’ve got to go in the studio thinking that way, so I’m very excited about that and I’m also very excited to be coming back out and playing for the fans out there. I’m looking forward to it so much, singing those songs that I love so much and haven’t done in a while. I’m really, really looking forward to being able to play in the new Las Vegas Arena. I hear it’s just unbelievable. I can’t wait.

Strait will release his new album Cold Beer Conversation this Friday, Sept. 25, as announced at a press conference from MGM Grand earlier today. The album was produced by Chuck Ainlay and Strait for George Strait Productions and features 13 songs including his latest single, “Cold Beer Conversation,” premiering on country radio tomorrow. The album is available as an exclusive digital download on iTunes, available for pre-order now at itunes.com/georgestrait, and will be available Friday exclusively via Apple Music and at Walmart.

The track listing for Cold Beer Conversation is as follows:

1. “It Was Love” (Keith Gattis)
2. “Cold Beer Conversation” (Al Anderson, Ben Hayslip and Jimmy Yeary)
3. “Let It Go” (George Strait, Bubba Strait and Keith Gattis)
4. “Goin’ Goin’ Gone” (Wyatt Earp and Keith Gattis)
5. “Something Going Down” (Jamey Johnson and Tom Shapiro)
6. “Take Me To Texas” (Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally)
7. “It Takes All Kinds” (George Strait, Bubba Strait, Bob Regan and Wil Nance)
8. “Stop And Drink” (Dale Dodson and Troy Jones)
9. “Everything I See” (George Strait, Bubba Strait, Dean Dillon and Keith Gattis)
10. “Rock Paper Scissors” (Casey Beathard, Monty Criswell and Bubba Strait)
11. “Wish You Well” (Clint Daniels, Jeff Hyde and Brice Long)
12. “Cheaper Than A Shrink” (Bill Anderson, Buddy Cannon and Jamey Johnson)
13. “Even When I Can’t Feel It” (Dean Dillon, Ben Hayslip and Lee Miller)

This is the first new studio album in two years from the MCA Nashville recording artist. His last studio album was the Gold-certified Love is Everything, which featured the Platinum-certified No. 1 hit (and 60th No. 1 hit of his career) “Give It All We Got Tonight” as well as the Gold-certified hit “I Got A Car.” Strait also released The Cowboy Rides Away: Live from AT&T Stadium CD and DVD in 2014, celebrating his mega-successful, two-year final tour.

With 60 No. 1 singles and more than 68.5 million records sold, George Strait is a musical legend and the most-nominated artist in CMA Awards history, with a career spanning more than three decades. He was the first country music artist honored with Billboard’s “Legend Of Live” Award, and he earned 2013’s Entertainer of the Year title from the Country Music Association as well as 2014’s Entertainer Of The Year title from the Academy of Country Music.

To re-watch the press conference, visit georgestraitlive.com.

 

About Las Vegas Arena
Las Vegas Arena is a privately funded $375 million indoor arena set to open in April 2016.  The 20,000-seat venue, located west of the Las Vegas Strip between New York-New York and Monte Carlo, is expected to host more than 100 events annually, including UFC, boxing, hockey, basketball and other sporting events, major headline entertainment, awards shows, family shows and special events.  Las Vegas’ newest landmark will feature 50 luxury suites, more than two dozen private loge boxes, complete broadcast facilities, and other specially designed exclusive hospitality offerings and fan amenities destined to create a guest experience second to none.  The Arena has partnered with international iconic brands Coca-Cola, Schneider Electric and Toshiba American Business Solutions Inc., as the venue’s first “Founding Partners.” These Founding Partners will introduce and brand signature fan initiatives, displays and interactive spaces including Toshiba Plaza, an adjacent two-acre entertainment space which will feature a performance stage, a variety of video screens and other interactive content and display areas.  Industry-leading architect Populous designed the venue to meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s standards for LEED® Gold Certification. Las Vegas Arena is a joint venture between AEG and MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM).  For more information visit the Las Vegas Arena website at www.arenalasvegas.com.

 

Dierks Bentley to Headline Krewe of Orpheus Parade and Orpheuscapade

ORPHEUSCAPADE

DIERKS BENTLEY TO HEADLINE 2015 ORPHEUSCAPADE

Lundi Gras celebration will also premiere interactive techno-spectacular surprise

With over five million albums sold, 11 GRAMMY nominations, membership in the Grand Ole Opry, a multitude of CMA, CMT, & ACM nominations and awards, and ten No. 1 songs, country rocker Dierks Bentley will headline the Krewe of Orpheus’ 2015 Orpheuscapade.

The event will also feature the 2015 Orpheuscapad premiere of a dazzling hi-tech experience which promises to bring audience engagement to an entirely new level. “We are very excited to not only bring another first to Mardi Gras but to do it in the theatrical fashion for which the Krewe of Orpheus is known,” offered Sonny Borey, Krewe Captain.

No Limits, the nationally acclaimed 11-piece show band, and Wes Raymond & the Soul Factory will be on hand for the Lundi Gras festivities along with other musical entertainment, including a special pre-event performance of NOCCA alumni in celebration of the art school’s 40th anniversary.

The 2015 parade, themed The Magic of An Ordinary Day, will see the introduction of revolutionary new uplighting on every float as well as the debut of an enhanced Leviathan.  The signature krewe float will showcase an additional innovative lighting system and more extreme special effects.

The Orpheuscapade will be held at the Morial Convention Center on the eve of Mardi Gras, Monday, February 16, 2015. For information and tickets: 504-822-7211 or www.kreweoforpheus.com.

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About The Krewe of Orpheus
Founded in 1993 by Captain Sonny Borey and Harry Connick, Jr., the Krewe of Orpheus derives its name from the mortal Orpheus, son of the god Apollo and the muse Calliope. One of the city’s “super krewes”, Orpheus is consciously nonexclusive and New Orleans most diverse krewe boasting 1,200 members from all walks of life. The parade rolls on Lundi Gras and culminates with the Orpheuscapade, a black-tie party that draws thousands of revelers to welcome the floats through the convention center as they are entertained by world-renowned musicians. Website: www.KreweofOrpheus.com. ** Please contact the Krewe of Orpheus office (504) 822-7200 for photography or additional information**