Garth Brooks, Legendary Lunch, LOCASH, ACM Nominees And More Featured In This Edition Of ‘The Pickup’

GARTH BROOKS, LEGENDARY LUNCH, LOCASH, ACM NOMINEES AND MORE FEATURED IN THIS EDITION OF THE PICKUP

Continuing to present the top stories in country music, another all-new episode of the “The Pickup” features a look inside the Webster PR Legendary Lunch co-hosted by the CMA, Garth Brook’s celebration of 5 million ticket sales, a surprising twist on CMT’s “Nashville” TV series, legendary television duo Crook & Chase honored in Nashville and more of the top stories in country music.

The reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year, Garth Brooks, broke his own record by selling 5 million tickets in just 60 cities. Over 20 years ago, Brooks set the record by selling the same colossal amount of tickets in 100 cities.

The 52nd Annual ACM Awards will be held in Las Vegas on April 2nd. Nominees for the major event were announced and included Keith Urban with 7 nominations, Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris with 6 nominations and Florida Georgia Line and Tim McGraw with 5 nominations, amongst others. A full list of nominees can be found at ACMCountry.com. Stay tuned to the pickup for complete ACM coverage in April.

CMT’s “Nashville” packed a killer surprise in a recent episode. Tune in to this week’s episode of “The Pickup” for the spoiler alert of the month. The mid-season finale is rapidly approaching and fans are left in suspense as they follow along with the music-related drama.

Webster PR’s 3rd Annual Legendary Lunch co-hosted by CMA included over 40 artists in attendance the staggering cumulative stats included 171 #1 Billboard chart hits, 559 Top 10 Billboard chart hits and over 1000 Top 40 Billboard charted singles. The attendees included country radio, music industry and media enjoying camaraderie and fellowship. First time artist attendees included Tracy Lawrence, John Michael Montgomery, Donna Fargo, The Forester Sisters, Johnny Lee, Tim Rushlow, Confederate Railroad’s Danny Shirley, Dailey & Vincent, Baillie & the Boys, Razzy Bailey, Wilson Fairchild, Bobby Bare, Hee Haw’s Jana Jae, Wanda Jackson, and long-time Webster PR client (of 20 years) Janie Fricke.

Fan-favorites and ACM Nominees, LOCASH celebrated their first #1 hit with “I Know Somebody.” The hit song can be found on their album The Fighters in stores and online. Congratulations to the duo for this well-deserved success.

Legendary television duo, Lorianne Crook and Charlie Chase of Crook & Chase were honored with the Bob Kingsley Living Legend Award. The ceremony was held at the Grand Ole Opry and featured the who’s who of country music including Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks, Trace Adkins, T.G. Sheppard, Moe Bandy and more. You can listen to the Crook & Chase Countdown every week on stations across the country.

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ABOUT THE PICKUP:
Launched in early 2015, The Pickup, a syndicated country video news series produced by The Hot Seat, highlights today’s stars and classic country artists making news today. New episodes are posted on the 1st and 15th of each month. The Pickup, hosted and produced by Adam Wurtzel, can be seen on the websites of broadcasters across the country (Nash Icon, DUKE FM, Midwest Communications, Zimmer Communications’ 94.3 KAT Country, etc.), online media blogs, the U.K.’s SKY Television and Heartland Network.

Kiefer Sutherland To Appear On GAC’s Top 20 Countdown This Weekend

KIEFER SUTHERLAND TO APPEAR ON GAC’S TOP 20 COUNTDOWN THIS WEEKEND

Debut Album DOWN IN A HOLE Continues to Receive Rave Reviews

“Designated Survivor” Airs Wednesdays at 10|9c on ABC


You’ve seen him in the hit ABC series “Designated Survivor,” but Kiefer Sutherland continues to pursue his musical passion as he opens up on Great American Country’s Top 20 Countdown about his critically-acclaimed debut album DOWN IN A HOLE.

Sutherland sits down for an intimate discussion with host Suzanne Alexander about the inspiration behind DOWN IN A HOLE, a passion project chock-full of 11 co-written tracks.

GAC Air Dates
Jan. 6 6p EST
Jan. 7 10am and 12pm EST
Jan. 8 9am and 11am EST
Click here for local listings

Recently, Sutherland performed “Can’t Stay Away” on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and “Calling Out Your Name” on “The View.” Sutherland also graced the cover of Guitar Aficionado, Goldmine Magazine and Collectible Guitar issues.

DOWN IN A HOLE was recently featured in People, Wall Street Journal, Billboard, Huffington Post, Entertainment Weekly, Washington Post, Rolling Stone, Wall Street Journal, Guitar Player, The Boot, Vice/Live Nation TV, Closer Weekly, US Weekly, Sounds Like Nashville, Nashville Country Club, Taste of Country, The Pickup, Paste, Bella Magazine, Celebrity Page, Consequence of Sound, Associated Press and more.

Sutherland will be back on the road this spring with a North American tour. Dates will be announced soon. Keep up with Sutherland by visiting kiefersutherlandmusic.com or connect with him on social media by following him on Twitter and Facebook.

Reviewers are applauding Sutherland’s vocals, guitar licks and songwriting style:

“Kiefer Sutherland…slows down and unwinds on his debut album, a collection of 11 rough-edged country songs…The album has an unexpected, unvarnished authenticity that is pleasant, if sometimes familiar.”
-Jill Lawless, Associated Press

“The perfect soundtrack for your Americana, dive bar road trip, “All She Wrote” starts off with an intro that would sound right at home during the duel scene in a modern western. Sutherland’s gritty vocals overlap electric guitar and crashing drums…”
-Kat Harlton, Lithium Magazine

DOWN IN A HOLE TRACK LISTING:
1.Can’t Stay Away
2.Truth In Your Eyes
3.I’ll Do Anything
4.Not Enough Whiskey
5.Going Home
6.Calling Out Your Name
7.My Best Friend
8.Shirley Jean
9.All She Wrote
10.Down In A Hole
11.Gonna Die

Reba McEntire, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Aaron Lewis, Dolly Parton & More Featured In The Latest Episode Of ‘The Pickup’

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REBA McENTIRE, FAITH HILL, TIM McGRAW, AARON LEWIS, DOLLY PARTON AND MORE FEATURED IN THE LATEST EPISODE OF ‘THE PICKUP’

Continuing the tradition of presenting the top stories in country music, another all-new episode of the “The Pickup” features a look inside the performance list announced for the 50th Annual Country Music Awards, the birthday sing-along for the Grand Ole Opry’s 91st birthday, Dolly Parton’s new children’s book as well as stories featuring Aaron Lewis, Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.

The 50th Annual Country Music Awards will air November 2 on ABC. The first list of performers have been announced and include some of the hottest acts in country music, including Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Maren Morris, Keith Urban and more.

The Grand Ole Opry, the largest house that country music built, celebrated its 91st birthday on October 7 and 8. The birthday celebration involved a star-studded rendition of “Happy Birthday.” This sing along included Larry Gatlin, Jeannie Seely, Jan Howard, Riders In The Sky, and many, many more.

From a song to a movie, Dolly Parton is now bringing her classic “Coat of Many Colors” to a children’s picture book. Parton released the book as the latest part of her mission to improve childhood literacy. You can find the book in stores beginning October 18.

As Halloween approaches, artists have been known to get in the spirit with their costumes. This includes Tanya Tucker dressing as Dolly Parton on stage singing “I Will Always Love You,” Lady Antebellum dressed as Reba and Brooks and Dunn and more.

Aaron Lewis had a big month with the release of his newest studio album, “Sinner.” The Pickup was on hand to celebrate with him and a packed house at SiriusXM’s Music Row Happy Hour with Buzz Brainard at Margaritaville on Nashville’s famous Broadway strip.

Reba McEntire recently received another accolade. McEntire was named Nashville Business Journal’s 2016 Artist of the Year. “The Pickup” was on hand to speak and celebrate with McEntire at The Women In Music City Awards.

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are celebrating after receiving stars in Nashville’s elite Walk of Fame Park. In the same week that the power couple received their stars, Tim and Faith announced their Soul 2 Soul World Tour kicking off in New Orleans in April. For more information go to www.soul2soultour.com.

Check out the latest episode of The Pickup here

ABOUT THE PICKUP:
Launched in early 2015, The Pickup, a syndicated country video news series produced by The Hot Seat, highlights today’s stars and classic country artists making news today. New episodes are posted on the 1st and 15th of each month. The Pickup, hosted and produced by Adam Wurtzel, can be seen on the websites of broadcasters across the country (Nash Icon, HankFM, Midwest Communications, Zimmer Communications’ 94.3 KAT Country, etc.), online media blogs, the U.K.’s SKY Television, Heartland Network, and Sandy Zimmerman’s Las Vegas Television Network.