Shane Owens To Make His Network Television Debut on Fox & Friends May 28 and Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family May 29

SHANE OWENS TO MAKE HIS NETWORK TELEVISION DEBUT ON FOX & FRIENDS MAY 28 AND HALLMARK CHANNEL MAY 29

Owens to Perform Emotional Patriotic Tribute “19” in Honor of Memorial Day

Neo-Traditional country singer, Shane Owens, will make his network television debut on “Fox & Friends” Sunday, May 28 and on Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family” Monday, May 29. On “Fox & Friends,” Owens will perform his latest single, “All The Beer In Alabama.” Owens will honor Memorial Day in both performances with “19,” an emotional patriotic tribute song off his current album “Where I’m Comin’ From.” Click here to watch an acoustic performance of “19.”

Fox & Friends
May 28 – 8:00 AM (ET)
Fox News Channel (Click here for local listings)

Home & Family
May 29 – 10.00 AM (ET)
Hallmark Channel (Click here for local listings)
Also re-airs May 30 at 1:00 PM (ET)

“19” tells the story of a local football star signing up for the military straight out of high school following the terror attacks on September 11, 2001. In the end he pays the ultimate sacrifice as the song describes a life tragically cut short.

But on the day those Twin Towers came down
his whole world turned around
he told them all I can’t play ball there’s a war on now
he marched right in with a few good men
and joined the marines
at nineteen
(Tom Hambridge, Jeffrey Steele, Gary Nicholson)

“I’m really looking forward to performing on “Fox and Friends” and “Home & Family.” It is truly a dream come true and even more importantly to perform a song as monumental as “19,” which pays tribute to all those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country,” says Shane.

Owens album, “Where I’m Comin’ From,” is featured on Amazon’s Best Deals Page. Fans can also purchase an autographed copy from ShaneOwensCountry.com as well as iTunes.

The Alabama-native’s song “19” is featured in the latest Country Faith music series, “Country Faith America” available now. The full-length studio album consisting of country music’s biggest stars and their best patriotic hits exclusively released through Cracker Barrel’s 639 locations as well as digital outlets such as iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon and Spotify available through Curb Records and Word Entertainment.

Follow Shane Owens on Twitter and Facebook or visit ShaneOwensCountry.com.

About Shane Owens:
Amerimonte Records recording artist, Shane Owens, recently named by Rolling Stone Country as one of “10 New Country Artists You Need To Know,” has been building a strong following in nightclubs across the Southeast for more than a decade. His powerful vocal range combined with the emotional lyrical content of his songs has made him a favorite of fans, critics, and his fellow artists alike. After starting his career by opening shows for dozens of major stars in the mid-2000s, the baritone performer attracted the attention of Nashville music executives, and he soon landed a record deal. However, with all the changes in the music industry at the time, his album was shelved and never released. Just like the ‘Never Give Up’ mantra of his lyrics, Owens picked himself up and moved on, thanks to famed producer James Stroud (Tim McGraw, Aaron Lewis, Clint Black), who produced his new album, Where I’m Comin’ From with Country music legend Randy Travis and industry executive Steve Popovich, Jr. as executive producers and mixed by Ed Seay (Blake Shelton, Martina McBride, Alabama). For more information about Shane Owens, visit ShaneOwensCountry.com.

Shane Owens Stands Up For Traditional Country With New Single “All The Beer In Alabama”

Shane Owens Stands Up For Traditional Country
With New Single “All The Beer In Alabama”

Recent Performances Include Randy Travis Tribute And Gene Watson Show

Shane Owens’ latest single release, “All The Beer In Alabama,” leaves little doubt why he was recently named by Rolling Stone Country as one of the “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know.” With this new release Owens continues to prove his vocal ability to rightfully rub shoulders with the legends.

“All The Beer In Alabama” is the third single release from his highly acclaimed “Where I’m Comin’ From” CD and is gaining instant connectivity with both radio and listeners. The CD is available for purchase at select retailers across the nation and online at iTunes, Amazon and ShaneOwensCountry.com.

Written by Owens, Dan Murph and Phillip Douglas, “All The Beer In Alabama” offers an alternative to the party songs that proliferate in modern country today. It acknowledges the pleasures of “drinkin’ with the boys” and “shootin’ that 8-ball” but affirms that loyalty, integrity and faithfulness for the one he loves are his greatest priorities.

Feedback from country radio has been overwhelmingly positive:
“Great COUNTRY song! My GM said “Keep sending us Country Songs like this!”
– Austin Daniels, KFTX Radio

“Best traditional Country I have heard in a while.”– Bill Cody, 650 AM WSM

“New country traditionalist Shane Owens knocks it out of the park again with ‘All the Beer in Alabama.’ He has a catchy knack for telling real stories about real people. This guy is one to watch in 2017!” – Chris Diestler, KQBA Radio

“A true country song’s best friend is Shane Owens! Listen to ‘All The Beer In Alabama’ and tell me you didn’t live the song!!! Simple, true, pure country music brought to you by one of the best voices in the business today… that’s Shane Owens!”
– Ed Carter, WKSR-AM/FM-WLLX-FM

“Shane Owens is an Alabama country boy through and through. And his true country roots shine again with ‘All the Beer in Alabama.’ It’s a rousing anthem, a fun song and breath of fresh Southern air speaking to Shane’s background, playing in some of the South’s biggest and best honkytonks.” – Dave Summers, WTVY Radio

“Shane Owens has country in his blood…and I’m not talking about that manufactured “country” that’s coming out of Nashville right now. This is true country, reminiscent of Strait, Randy Travis and Clint Black!” – Kelly Green, WEIO The Farm

Along with his radio success, Owens enjoyed several major milestones this past week. On Feb. 8 he joined an all-star lineup onstage at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena to pay tribute to one of his greatest influences, Randy Travis. In his performance of “Heroes And Friends,” Owens paid homage to Travis, who served as executive producer for Where I’m Comin’ From. The Country Music Hall Of Fame member had previously noted that “Shane has successfully merged yesterday and today to remind us that country will always be in style.” Then on Feb. 10 Owens was honored to open for another traditional country giant, Gene Watson, at the legendary Nashville Palace.

“Everything has been moving so fast since we released Where I’m Comin’ From,” Owens observes. “The early response from radio on my brand new single has been unbelievable. And with helping to honor Randy and open for Gene, this week especially has been a humbling but joyous ride.”

Recent media coverage has included stories by WSMV TV, Nash Country Daily, Wide Open Country, The Trucker, Nashville Music Guide, Freshly Brewed Country, AXS.com, Country Music Junkies and Roughstock.

To learn more about Shane Owens visit ShaneOwensCountry.com and follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

About Shane Owens:
Recently named by Rolling Stone Country as one of “10 New Country Artists You Need To Know,” Shane Owens has been building a strong following in nightclubs across the Southeast for more than a decade. His powerful vocal range combined with the emotional lyrical content of his songs has made him a favorite of fans, critics, and his fellow artists alike. After starting his career by opening shows for dozens of major stars in the mid-2000s, the baritone performer attracted the attention of Nashville music executives, and he soon landed a record deal. However, with all the changes in the music industry at the time, his album was shelved and never released. Just like the ‘Never Give Up’ mantra of his lyrics, Owens picked himself up and moved on, thanks to famed producer James Stroud (Tim McGraw, Aaron Lewis, Clint Black), who produced his new album, Where I’m Comin’ From with Country music legend Randy Travis and industry executive Steve Popovich, Jr. as executive producers and mixed by Ed Seay (Blake Shelton, Martina McBride, Alabama). For more information about Shane Owens, visit ShaneOwensCountry.com.

Las Vegas Resident Co-Authors New Chicken Soup for the Soul Book

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LAS VEGAS RESIDENT CO-AUTHORS NEW CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL BOOK

 Loren Slocum Lahav and Several Locals Featured in “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Time to Thrive,” in Stores May 5

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Chicken Soup for the Soul, the world’s favorite and most recognized storyteller, has added several Las Vegans to its cherished history. Publisher, editor-in-chief and author Amy Newmark has collaborated with Las Vegas resident, Loren Slocum Lahav, to co-author the newest book in the publisher’s collection, “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Time to Thrive,” now available for pre-order on Amazon and in stores May 5.

 

Slocum Lahav – an international personal development speaker, seminar leader, coach and author – worked closely with Newmark to curate 101 empowering stories that will motivate readers to create balance and give more meaning to their lives. The book also features touching pieces from other Las Vegas locals including Jaki Baskow, Founder of Baskow & Associates; and Sam Georges, the former CEO/President of Tony Robbins’ organization.

 

“I am thrilled to represent Las Vegas in such a motivating and transformational book,” said Slocum Lahav. “We have collaborated with some amazing individuals who have conquered their fears, embraced adventure and found the path to a more fulfilling lifestyle.”

 

Bringing the heart of the city into the pages of the book, the following Las Vegas locals shared their souls in “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Time to Thrive:”

  • Loren Slocum Lahav; Personal Development Speaker

Along with penning the book, Slocum Lahav also contributed a story to “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Time to Thrive.” In her piece “The Strength of No,” Slocum Lahav dives into a difficult time in her life when she learned that saying no to extra responsibilities can be just as powerful as agreeing to everything life presents.

  • Jaki Baskow; Founder of Baskow & Associates

Named “Queen of Las Vegas” by Discovery Channel, Jaki Baskow’s story, “The Future Belongs to Those Who Believe,” details how she overcame several hardships, including the death of her father, a failed acting career and an unhappy marriage.

  • Linda M. Johnson; Hospital Executive & Business Owner

Linda Johnson’s nephew, Cole, had battled a life-threatening heart disease since he was 15 months old. “An Open Heart” recalls when Johnson overcame stress and anxiety to find a unique way to raise awareness for his condition.

  • Marcia Castro-Rosenburg; Nurse, Teacher and Strategic Intervention Coach

A life-altering experience led Marcia Castro-Rosenburg to reexamine her life, as documented in her piece, “A Life by Design.” She had lost all hope after dealing with bankruptcy and depression, until she saw the terrified look in her son’s eyes after stress-induced idiopathic anaphylactic shock almost killed her.

  • Andrea Hadhazy; Voiceover Actress and Singer

In her story, “Dream Life through Freedom,” Andrea Hadhazy outlines the struggles of breaking through the grief from her mother’s passing by figuring out her true passions and pursuing new life ambitions.

  • Sam Georges; Former CEO/President and General Counsel of the Anthony Robbins Organization

The former entrepreneur considers himself a private person, but pours his heart out in his story, “A Future to Step Into.” Sam Georges recounts the tragic passing of his wife and how he used his grief as an opportunity to rebuild his life.

 

Thriving comes in many forms, and “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Time to Thrive” covers everything from minor adjustments to complete overhauls. Whether a life needs a little tweak or a major change, these stories will show readers how to thrive. This is the perfect book for anyone who wants to bust out of the same old routine and take life in a new direction. It will give readers the confidence to take the first step toward a happier, more meaningful, purposeful life. There are a million ways to thrive, and the trick is discovering which is right for an individual. This book offers readers practical tips and thoughtful advice on how to do just that.

 

Newmark said, “This is the time to take charge of your life, pursue your passion, do something you are enthusiastic about and feel alive. ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul: Time to Thrive’ is an excellent tool to jumpstart this invigorating journey.”

 

Part of the proceeds from the sale of “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Time to Thrive” will be donated to the company’s community partner, Humpty Dumpty Institute. Humpty Dumpty Institute’s program initiatives work to overcome humanitarian and development challenges that affect many people throughout the world. Past programs have succeeded in providing food to the hungry, delivering healthcare to the impoverished, providing literacy and education for women and girls and more. Chicken Soup for the Soul has become a key contributor to these ongoing efforts by donating millions of dollars throughout their years of involvement.

 

Chicken Soup for the Soul fans are invited to a special book launch event on Thursday, May 7 at Vasari at Tivoli Village. Slocum Lahav and the other Las Vegas contributors will be on-hand to meet guests and sign copies of “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Time to Thrive.” Part of the proceeds from book sales that evening will go to local non-profits Create a Change Now, an organization dedicated to changing the way families eat by educating and empowering children to make healthier food choices; and Elevate Las Vegas’ S.P.I.N. program, “Supporting People in Need.” The event is free to the public and will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 410 South Rampart Blvd. Suite 150.

 

About Chicken Soup for the Soul

Chicken Soup for the Soul, the world’s favorite and most recognized storyteller, publishes the famous Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. With over 100 million books sold to date in the U.S. and Canada alone, more than 250 titles, and translations into more than 40 languages, “chicken soup for the soul” is one of the world’s best-known phrases and is regularly referenced in pop culture. Today, 22 years after it first began sharing happiness, inspiration and wellness through its books, this socially conscious company continues to publish new titles, but has also evolved beyond the bookstore with super premium pet food, a line of high quality food to bring people together for healthy meals, and a variety of licensed products and digital offerings, all inspired by stories. Chicken Soup for the Soul has recently expanded into visual storytelling through movies and television. Chicken Soup for the Soul is “changing the world one story at a time®.”

THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC ANNOUNCES SPONSORS AND PARTNERS

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THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC ANNOUNCES SPONSORS AND PARTNERS
FOR EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE WEEK VEGAS GOES COUNTRY®

THE 49TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS BROADCAST LIVE
FROM THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS
SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced today the sponsors and promotional partners including Amazon, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Beats Music, Cabela’s, CAT Entertainment Services, ConAgra Foods, Coors, Cumulus, Dr Pepper, Firestone, Grey Goose, Hostess, Justin Boots, Kohl’s Department Stores, the city of Las Vegas, Martin Guitar, Music Choice, Ole Smoky, PEOPLE Magazine, Pure Via, Ram Trucks, Shazam, SoundExchange, The Boot Campaign, Wrangler Jeans, Yahoo and more associated with events throughout the Week Vegas Goes Country®.  The week culminates with the 49th Academy of Country Music Awards broadcast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.   Sponsors and partners for the 49th ACM Awards include:

  • City of Las Vegas “The Week Vegas Goes Country®” is a great example of two brands, the Academy of Country Music and Las Vegas, uniting to deliver unrivaled excitement to thousands of loyal country music fans. The fun-filled weekend is full of exclusive parties, celebrity meet-and-greets and concerts that only this partnership could provide access to. This is the eighth year that “The Week Vegas Goes Country®” has brought unprecedented access to country music stars.
  • Amazon – Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, will provide fans with a comprehensive hub to discover all things ACMs. The partnership will also allow customers to purchase a selection of music from nominees and performers at discounted prices.
  • ConAgra Foods – ConAgra Foods Child Hunger Ends Here program has partnered with ACM Lifting Lives to raise awareness about child hunger in America. At the ACM Party for a Cause Festival, fans will be encouraged to participate with their Child Hunger Ends Here Hope Grocery Experience to learn how they can help with the cause.
  • Coors – Coors has been a proud partner of the Academy of Country Music for over 19 years, proving that great music and ice cold beer is a winning combination. As the exclusive beer partner of the ACM All-Star Jam, Coors helps toast the evening to the recently announced ACM Award Winners. And the ACM Party for a Cause Festival wouldn’t be complete without the Coors Party Bars; a place for fans to sit, relax, and enjoy a Coors.
  • Cumulus – Cumulus Media Networks and the Academy of Country Music have joined forces to engage fans by delivering exclusive cutting edge content through affiliate platforms, including radio, station websites and social media. Cumulus reaches more country fans through its platform than any other broadcaster in the world.  Radio coverage of the ACM Awards will feature original programming, including a two-hour red carpet radio show in advance of the awards along with prime positioning and unprecedented access to talent, offering an unparalleled and unique experience for millions and millions of listeners.
  • Dr Pepper – Through in-store, on-line, and national radio sweepstakes, Dr Pepper gave fans the chance to win a VIP Experience with Rascal Flatts this year at the ACM Awards, giving them a one-of-a-kind experience only Diet Dr Pepper can deliver. But don’t worry, you can still snap your picture on Diet Dr Pepper Red Carpet Experience at the ACM Party For a Cause Festival.
  • Justin Boots – As the “Official Boots of the Academy of Country Music Awards”, Justin Boots asked their fans to submit stories about which artist they would most like to thank for making music that changed their lives. Winning story will be awarded the ultimate fan experience during the Week Vegas Goes Country.
  • Kohl’s –Kohl’s is presenting ACM’s New Artist of the Year Award to recognize country music’s New Artists and rising talent. Winning the New Artist of the Year Award is a pivotal moment in any new artist’s career and Kohl’s is proud to sponsor that moment.
  • Music Choice – Multi-platform video and music network Music Choice will air over 30 hours of Academy of Country Music Awards-related moments and archival content across all its properties including Music Choice Play, Video On Demand, Music Channels and MusicChoice.com.
  • PEOPLE Magazine – 750,000 fans will find in their inbox the highly entertaining PEOPLE.com Daily e-blast with ACM tune-in inclusions the week leading up to the telecast.
  • RAM – Ram Trucks knows it takes guts to stand on the ACM stage, which is why Ram is continuing to power the vote for ACM Entertainer of the Year and entitling the “ACM Ram Red Carpet.” At the Ram Ride and Drive outdoor test track at the ACM Party for  Cause Festival, fans can experience firsthand the refined interior, capabilities and handling of the Ram 1500, the only vehicle to win Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year for two consecutive years,  and watch the “Raminator” monster truck crush cars and provide live demos throughout the weekend.
  • Shazam – The Academy of Country Music Awards has partnered with music and TV App Shazam to provide viewers with a second screen experience of the show. When viewers use Shazam anytime during the broadcast, they will have access to nominee and performer information, additional free artist content, and the ability to download music from the Academy of Country Music Awards nominees and performers.
  • Wrangler Jeans – The “Official Jeans of the ACM Awards” is partnering with the Academy to deliver behind-the-scenes glimpses of a network award show through its newest initiative, the Wrangler Network, a first-of-its-kind mobile and online destination that serves as a centralized hub for all Western lifestyle content. Through this online platform, fans will be able to access the exclusive content by visiting www.WranglerNetwork.com after the show. Country music fans can stay tuned to www.WranglerNetwork.com and www.Facebook.com/WranglerWestern for more exclusive ACM coverage and giveaways.
  • Yahoo – Yahoo will exclusively live stream a 90-minute Academy of Country Music Awards red carpet pre-show from 6:30pm – 8pm EST. RAM Country on Yahoo Music (http://ramcountry.music.yahoo.com) will also feature extensive editorial coverage around the event, top moments from past shows, special exclusives and much more.
  Sponsors and partners for the 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival include:
  • Beats Music – Beats Music is enhancing the backstage greenroom for performing artists at the ACM Party for a Cause festival, giving them a place to relax before taking the stage, and get a chance to demo the app, receive VIP free trials, a custom photo booth and lots of Beats swag
  • Cabela’s – For the second year, the ACM & Cabela’s Great Outdoor Archery Event, part of the ACM Party for a Cause Festival weekend events, will bring together hosts Luke Bryan and Justin Moore along with several other country music artist to test their skills in an archery exhibition.
  • CAT Entertainment Services – CAT Entertainment Services has joined us a a partner for this year and is providing all of the generator power and technicians for the stages and festival
  • Firestone – Country fans will have the chance to experience the Firestone auto simulator and meet some of their favorite Country stars when they visit the Firestone booth at the ACM Party for a Cause festival.
  • Hostess – Celebrate with Hostess® at the ACM Party for a Cause Festival. Fans can enjoy Hostess snack samples and win a chance to upgrade your seats. Plus, be on the lookout for special appearances by Twinkie the Kid!
  • Ole Smoky – Ole Smoky Moonshine will be bringing the best Tennessee moonshine with their Mobile Holler at the ACM Party for a Cause Festival.
  • Pure Via – Pure Via, the all-natural, non-GMO, zero-calorie sweetener, is giving fans a chance to meet Jewel at the ACM booth at the ACM Party For a Cause Festival on Saturday at 2:30pm.
  • The Boot Campaign – Fans of the ACM Party for a Cause Festival will have the opportunity to compete against decorated military Veterans in a push-up competition for charity, and meet some of their favorite country music artists.
  Sponsors and partners for the ACM Lifting Lives Celebrity Golf Classic include:
  • Presenting Sponsor: Segway
  • Co-Sponsors: Sound Image and Live Nation.
  • Participating Sponsors: PING, William Morris Endeavor, The Fitzgerald Hartley Company, McGhee Entertainment, Creative Artists Agency, Champion Risk & Insurance Services, L.P., Richards & Southern Inc., Loeb & Loeb LLC, Van Atkins Jewelers, Fry’s Electronics, Inc. and G/FORE.
  • Contributing Sponsors: Big Machine Label Group, Buck Owens’ Enterprises, Buddy Lee Attractions, Losers Most Wanted Bar and Grill, Miller Coors, PARADIGM, Police Productions, Premier Global Production, SESAC, Sony Music Nashville, Universal Music Group Nashville and Warner Music Group.
  Sponsors and partners for the ACM All-Star Jam post-party include:
  • Barefoot Wine & Bubbly – Barefoot Wine & Bubbly will be on hand at the ACM All-Star Jam as the Official Wine sponsor, so fans can kick-off their boots and enjoy the ACM’s no-holds-barred musical tradition.
  • Grey Goose –The World’s Best Tasting Vodka, is hosting a VIP ultra premium lounge at the ACM All Star Jam.  This year’s experience provides invited guests a night of celebration and fun while enjoying world class Grey Goose cocktails.
  • Martin Guitar – Martin Guitar has been making the world’s best acoustic guitars for over 180 years. Country music superstars performing at the ACM All-Star Jam will have the opportunity to play these premiere guitars backstage, courtesy of C.F. Martin & Co., Inc.
  • SoundExchange – The ACM All-Star Jam is sponsored in part by SoundExchange, an independent performance rights organization with a mission to support, protect and propel the entire music industry forward. SoundExchange collects and distributes digital royalties for the streaming of sound recordings for recording artists like those performing at the ACM Awards.
  For more information, visit www.ACMcountry.com, www.ACMAwards.com , like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at @ACMawards for more immediate updates.  Download the FREE ACM App for maps, information and to build your own schedule for The Week Vegas Goes Country®. iPhone users can download the app HERE and Andriod users can download the app on Google Play HERE .