PHOTOS: Rascal Flatts Wraps Limited Engagement In Las Vegas

RASCAL FLATTS WRAPS LIMITED ENGAGEMENT AT THE VENETIAN LAS VEGAS AS THEY CONTINUE TO SUPPORT #VEGASSTRONG

The Trio Also Join Team Blake For The Final Part Of “The Voice: The Battle Rounds” This Week

CMA “Vocal Group Of The Year” nominee Rascal Flatts wrapped the final weekend of their limited engagement at The Venetian® Las Vegas this past weekend (10/21), to a rousing reception. Following the tragedy in Las Vegas, Rascal Flatts were quick to encourage residents and visitors to remain #VegasStrong during the opening weekend of their sold-out stint, donating personally to the Las Vegas Victims Fund and promoting ways during their shows for attendees to also donate. The exclusive run produced by Live Nation allowed fans the rare opportunity to see the group in an intimate setting and enjoy their “airtight harmonies and an uncanny knack for picking songs that speak to their fans” (Billboard). 
 
The trio is also continuing to lend insight from their impressive career, as they join coach Blake Shelton on “The Voice” this week for the final installment of “The Battle Rounds.” The final rounds begin tonight (10/23) at 8pm ET/ PT on NBC and end tomorrow (10/2), as they join Shelton in mentoring the acts on his team as they prepare to sing against each other in a dueling duet.
 
Rascal Flatts recently released their new single “Back To Us,” the harmony-led title track taken from their 10th studio album (Big Machine Records) and follows back-to-back chart toppers “Yours If You Want It” and “I Like The Sound Of That.” The song was heralded by Rolling Stone Country as the “centerpiece of the LP” upon release. Known as one of the hottest-selling touring acts in any genre with over 10 million tickets sold and as the best-selling country vocal group of the past decade, Rascal Flatts has sold over 23.4 million albums, over 34.3 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. For more information, visit rascalflatts.com.
 
 
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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.

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® WELCOMES NATALIE STOVALL AND THE DRIVE FOR A VISIT

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® WELCOMES

NATALIE STOVALL AND THE DRIVE FOR A VISIT

NATALIE STOVALL AND THE DRIVE

Natalie Stovall and The Drive perform at the Academy of Country Music in Encino, CA.

 

The Academy of Country Music welcomed HitShop recording artists Natalie Stovall and The Drive to the office while they were in Los Angeles recently.  While at the Academy, they performed their hit, “Baby Come On With It” and debuted their new single “Mason Jar.”

Written by Sarah Buxton, Jesse Frasure and Tina Parol, “Mason Jar” is a flirtatious tune with an intoxicating groove. The song is punctuated by Natalie’s signature fiddle-playing, which Rolling Stone Country compares to Joe Perry’s skills on the guitar.  “Mason Jar” will be available on iTunes starting tomorrow, July 29, 2014, but the Academy is offering fans a first listen of the new single here.

Watch the ACM Acoustic episode with Natalie Stovall and The Drive featuring an exclusive interview and performance clips from their visit.

Photo: Michel Bourquard/Courtesy of the Academy of Country Music