Kenny Chesney’s The Big Revival Gets Big TV

“Today Show,” “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “CONAN,” “The Talk” Starting 9/23
PLUS “Entertainment Tonight” & “Access Hollywood” LIVE

kenny big revivalNew York/LA (September 18) — Kenny Chesney’s The Big Revival is an album about finding the fire to embrace your life with passion. With a September 23 release date, the East Tennessean is going to be bringing the music to network television in a way that says he’s fired up and ready to take his new music to America with verve. Starting with “The Today Show” on street date, Chesney will also perform on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (9/24), “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (9/26), “CONAN” (9/29) and “The Talk” (10/2), as well as sit for interviews with both “Entertainment Tonight” and “Access Hollywood” live from Rockefeller Center (9/23).

“Normally I don’t get geared up for this much television,” Chesney says. “But this record makes me wanna get out and talk about it. Starting with ‘American Kids,’ all of the songs on here say so much about how the people who see their lives in my music commit to their lives – it’s a lot like showing their home videos on network TV! I’m gonna be sick of talking about me, but not this record; The Big Revival is a whole other kinda record for me.”

Already singled out by USA Today, Rolling Stone, PEOPLE, Entertainment Weekly and USA Weekend, Chesney’s 15th studio project marks the evolution of an artist who has kept his finger on the pulse of real people living in America since releasing “Young” in 2001. For Chesney, born and raised in a small East Tennessee town, life in smaller towns embraces its own way of being.

“Maybe the artists people are listening to, or the cars they’re driving have changed,” the man deemed “The People’s Superstar” by The Los Angeles Times explains. “But I promise you the little things that make your life what it is, they haven’t. Somewhere some girl has a boyfriend the Dad doesn’t like… and the boys are making out in church parking lots, then saying they got further than they did. But they’re also making life rich where they are… finding joy and having the time of their life without worrying about keeping up with the Kardashians!

“When I went in to make this record, that’s what I wanted: songs that captured the real of life in the flyover, that talked about the passion people live with and the fun they make, how hard they work and the way they set themselves free right where they are. So taking the music straight into their living rooms seems like taking it to the source.”

“American Kids,” The Big Revival’s lead single, has already spent two weeks at #1 on the Country airplay charts. Written by Shane McAnally, Russ Copperman and Luke Laird, the triple rhythm’ed, double hook celebration of the freewheeling spirit of anyone raised between New York and LA has hit a nerve with fans. “Flora-Bama,” pre-released on the heels of his stadium-show-on-the-beach at the state line, is also finding traction with the fans.

Come Tuesday, the wait and see is over. All anyone needs to do is look at the television to see what the fervor is all about. Or work on faith and get The Big Revival sight unseen.


Lady Antebellum’s New Song For ‘The Best Of Me’ Soundtrack

ALBUM RELEASE DATE FOR THE BEST OF ME SOUNDTRACK SET FOR OCTOBER 7

RELATIVITY STUDIOS’ THE BEST OF ME, BASED ON NICHOLAS SPARKS’ BEST SELLING NOVEL, OPENS NATIONWIDE OCTOBER 17

SOUNDTRACK FEATURES LADY ANTEBELLUM, HUNTER HAYES, DAVID NAIL, KACEY MUSGRAVES, COLBIE CAILLAT, KIP MOORE, ERIC PASLAY, ELI YOUNG BAND, THOMPSON SQUARE, THOMAS RHETT, PHOEBE HOFFMAN, COWBOY JUNKIES AND

NEWCOMERS SHEL & GARETH DUNLOP

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Nashville, TN – EMI Nashville, in conjunction with Relativity Music, is set to release the soundtrack for the upcoming Nicholas Sparks penned film,The Best of Me, on October 7. Artists contributing all brand new original music on the album Lady Antebellum, Hunter Hayes, David Nail, Kacey Musgraves, Colbie Caillat, Kip Moore, Eli Young Band, Eric Paslay, Thompson Square, Thomas Rhett, Phoebe Hoffman and newcomers SHEL and Gareth Dunlop.

The Best of Me Soundtrack

Track Listing:

1. Lady Antebellum                           “I Did With You”

2. Hunter Hayes                                “Dream Girl”

3. SHEL and Gareth Dunlop             “Hold On”

4. Colbie Caillat                                  “In Love Again”

5. Thomas Rhett                                “The Way Things Go”

6. Thompson Square                        “Borrowed Time”

7. Kip Moore                                      “Lead Me”

8. Kacey Musgraves                          “Love Is A Liar”

9. Lady Antebellum                           “Falling For You”

10. Eric Paslay                                   “Rain From Heaven”

11. David Nail                                    “All The Way”

12. Eli Young Band                            “Unchanged”

13. Cowboy Junkies                          “Sweet Jane”

14. Phoebe Hoffman                         “Crossroads”

Seven-time GRAMMY-Award winners, Lady Antebellum, wrote (with Monty Powell) and recorded the original song “I Did With You,” based on the film’s premise. Fans can now purchase the song at all digital partners here.

Surrounding the excitement of this release, Walmart will make available for purchase a special 48-page ZinePak exclusive at all Walmart stores nationwide. The ZinePak will include photos and quotes from some of the actors as well as the film makers responsible for the creation of the filmThe Best of Me. In addition the special ZinePak will have flower seeds from the flower that is featured in the story, an unabridged audio book and of course the soundtrack.

Furthermore, Relativity Studios is adding a $7.50 “Movie Cash Ticket” to all physically released versions of The Best of Me Soundtrack for fans to use towards one movie’s admission to see the film, The Best of Me. Available while supplies last and while the film is in theaters.

Relativity Studios will release the film, starring Michelle Monaghan and James Marsden, in theaters nationwide on October 17.

About The Best Of Me

Based on the bestselling novel by acclaimed author Nicholas Sparks, The Best of Me tells the story of Dawson and Amanda, two former high school sweethearts who find themselves reunited after 20 years apart, when they return to their small town for the funeral of the beloved friend.  Their bittersweet reunion reignites the love they’ve never forgotten, but soon they discover the forces that drove them apart twenty years ago live on, posing even more serious threats today. Spanning decades, this epic love story captures the enduring power of our first true love, and the wrenching choices we face when confronted with elusive second chances.

LUKE BRYAN’S CRASH MY PLAYA LINE-UP REVEALED FOR JANUARY 23-27, 2015

Four-day Musical Event Packages Available Today

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RIVIERA MAYA, Mexico (August 22, 2014) – Ticket packages for Luke Bryan’s highly anticipated Crash My Playa, presented by CID Presents, are now available. The exclusive four-day country concert event – including performances from Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Cole Swindell – will take place in Riviera Maya on January 23 – 27, 2015. This intimate country concert experience has limited availability, and full package details and reservations can be found at www.crashmyplaya.com.

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All packages for Luke Bryan’s Crash My Playa include four nights / five days all-inclusive accommodations at one of the unique participating resorts, airport transfer to and from the hotel, admission to each night’s exclusive beach performances, a limited edition Luke Bryan’s Crash My Playa event poster, beach bag, and beach towel. Food featuring local flavors, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available inside the venue and are included with all Crash My Playa packages. Optional themed adventures and activities that explore the riches of the Riviera Maya will also be offered – from ATV rides to zip lines through the jungle, snorkeling and SCUBA diving, tours through the ancient Mayan ruins and more!

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cole swindellGuests from each resort will receive complimentary ground transportation to and from the Crash My Playa performance area each evening, including two full Luke Bryan shows on January 24 & 26, Florida Georgia Line performing on January 25, and Cole Swindell’s concert on January 23.

Other special guests, including Kelleigh Bannen, Dustin Lynch, Eric Paslay, DJ Rock and Chris Stapleton will also be in attendance for the musical destination event and all-inclusive Caribbean vacation experience.

LINE-UP BREAKDOWN:

January 23: Cole Swindell featuring Dustin Lynch

January 24: Luke Bryan featuring Kelleigh Bannen

January 25: Florida Georgia Line featuring Eric Paslay

January 26: Luke Bryan featuring Chris Stapleton

Dierks Bentley Joins Blake Shelton for Second Annual Tree Town Music Festival Memorial Day Weekend 2015

Four-Day, General Admission Passes Available for $120 Until Dec. 2

Even More Exciting Artist Announcements Coming Soon!

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TreeTownLogo_layer_lrgForest City, Iowa (August 25, 2014) – Coming off of a successful first year, Tree Town Music Festival organizers are turning up the heat on year two of the now four-day event! In addition to previously-announced country megastar and judge on NBC’s The Voice, Blake Shelton, the man behind the smash hit of the summer “Drunk on a Plane,” Dierks Bentley, will be hitting the Tree Town Music Festival stage in Forest City, Iowa, next Memorial Day Weekend (May 21-24, 2015). One of country music’s most-respected singer/songwriters, Dierks’ long list of chart-topping hits includes, “5-1-5-0,” “I Hold On,” “Sideways,” “Come a Little Closer,” “What Was I Thinkin,” and more. Fans can expect even more exciting announcements in the coming months.

blakeEarly-bird, four-day passes are currently on sale for $120 and VIP tickets for $500 until Dec. 2. For ticket-holders looking for the true festival experience, camping is available starting at $100. Whether you have a two-person tent or jumbo home on wheels, Tree Town Music Festival has campsite options to meet your needs. For more info on tickets, camping or for any of your Tree Town Music Festival needs, please visit: treetownfestival.com or call 877-569-7767. 

Tree Town Music Festival started off with a bang in 2014. Thousands of fans descended on Forest City, Iowa, for the first-year event this past Memorial Day weekend to catch performances by some of country music’s biggest stars, including Brad Paisley, Toby Keith, Brantley Gilbert, Chris Young, Scotty McCreery and more. The festival also featured “Little Nashville,” a stage that brought the excitement of Nashville’s world-famous Broadway to Iowa. In addition to non-stop music from multiple stages, the grounds boasted beer tents, a variety of food vendors, rock climbing, zip lines and much more.


COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME® AND MUSEUM GEARS UP FOR ALAN JACKSON EXHIBIT OPENING

Jackson’s prized car and special museum programs mark the occasion

Alan Jackson’s 1955 Ford Thunderbird – on display August 29- September 1

NASHVILLE, Tenn., August 19, 2014 – The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is gearing up for the forthcoming exhibit Alan Jackson: 25 Years of Keepin’ It Country, with an opening-weekend-only artifact on display and special, exhibit-related programs.

Country fans and car enthusiasts take note. From August 29 through September 1, Jackson’s 1955 Ford Thunderbird convertible will be on display in the museum’s Curb Conservatory.  Having saved his money since he was 12 years old, Jackson bought the car when he was 15. He restored it with his dad, Gene, and drove it throughout high school before selling it to put a down payment on his first home with wife Denise. Several years later Denise tracked down the car and gave it to Alan as a Christmas gift. The T-Bird served as inspiration for his 2002 song “First Love,” and, in 2008, the car (and Denise) appeared in Jackson’s music video “Good Time.”

In addition to the car display, the museum is offering a trio of exhibit-related programs for the opening weekend. On Saturday, August 30, Jim McBride, a frequent collaborator with Jackson, will participate in a Songwriter Session at 11:30 a.m. Later that day, at 1:00 p.m. families are invited to participate in a guided tour, When Daddy Let Me Drive: The Museum’s Cool Cars, highlighting the classic vehicles on display in the museum’s galleries. Finally, on Sunday, August 31, the museum will screen Alan Jackson: The Greatest Hits Collection (1995).

Further down the road, Alan Jackson will take the stage in the museum’s new 800-seat CMA Theater as its 2014 Artist-in-Residence on October 8 and 22. Both Wednesday night concerts start at 7:00 p.m. Tickets go on sale to the general public at NOON (CDT) on Monday, September 8, and can be purchased at countrymusichalloffame.org/artist-in-residence.

There is no charge to view Jackson’s T-Bird in the Curb Conservatory. All programs are included with museum admission and free to museum members.

Among the artifacts featured are:

  • Monumental Mementos—items from some of Jackson’s milestone music videos, album covers and award show appearances—including the motorcycle from the cover of the album A Lot About Livin’ (and a Little ’Bout Love); water ski from the “Chattahoochee” music video; Hollywood Walk of Fame plaque; Grand Ole Opry member induction trophy and more.
    • Industry Accolades—ACM Top New Male Vocalist (Jackson’s first award); 1995, 2002, and 2003 CMA Entertainer of the Year; ACM Milestone Award; Grammy for “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)”; CMA plaque celebrating 20 years in country music; 10- and 50-million sales plaques and more.
    • Country Couture—Jackson’s first Stetson cowboy hat; the jacket Jackson wore when he signed his record deal; jacket from the cover of the album Here in the Real World; overalls worn in “Summertime Blues” music video.
    • Poet’s Pen—lyrics for “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning),” “Remember When,” “First Love,” “Drive,” and “A Woman’s Love.”
    • Man Cave—personal items from Jackson’s home, including a repurposed Ford truck desk and Schwinn bicycle chairs, taxidermied fish, Houston Rodeo belt buckle display, toy and model car collection, first tricycle, childhood bike and scooter, Mayberry memorabilia from The Andy Griffith Show and more.
    • Famous Friends—letters, notes and photos from country artists Roy Acuff, Merle Haggard, George Jones and Minnie Pearl.
    For more information about the exhibit Alan Jackson: 25 Years of Keepin’ It Country, visit http://countrymusichalloffame.org/exhibits/exhibitdetail/alan-jackson-25-years-of-keepin-it-country.

    Alan Jackson: 25 Years of Keepin’ It Country
    Opening Weekend Programs

    Saturday, August 30                                   11:30 a.m.
    Songwriter Session: Jim McBride
    Jim McBride’s long-time songwriting collaboration with Alan Jackson produced the hits “Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow,” “Chattahoochee,” “Someday,” “Who Says You Can’t Have It All” and many other songs. McBride also wrote “Bet Your Heart on Me” (Johnny Lee); “Rose in Paradise” (Waylon Jennings); “I’m a Survivor” (George Jones); and songs recorded by Trace Adkins, Tammy Cochran, Diamond Rio, Toby Keith and Keith Whitley. Included with museum admission. Free to museum members. Limited seating. Program pass required.

    Saturday, August 30                                   1:00 p.m.
    Family Program: When Daddy Let Me Drive: The Museum’s Cool Cars
    Start your engines! This guided tour for youth ages 5 to 15 and accompanying adults will highlight the classic vehicles on exhibit in the museum, including Elvis Presley’s Sold Gold Cadillac, Keith Whitley’s motorcycle, the Bandit Pontiac Trans Am and—on display this weekend only—Alan Jackson’s first car, a 1955 Ford Thunderbird. Learn what makes these cars special, and get ideas to create a design for your own dream car. Meet in the Taylor Swift Education Center. Included with museum admission. Free to museum members. Children and up to two accompanying adults may attend the program and tour the museum at a discounted rate.

    Sunday, August 31                                    2:00 p.m.
    Film Screening: Alan Jackson: The Greatest Hits Collection (1995)
    The faded color and tatter of his denim jeans may change over time, but Alan Jackson’s music has been consistently country for twenty-five years. In 1995, only six years into his career, Jackson had sold over 20 million albums and been named CMA Entertainer of the Year. Watch the videos of his biggest early hits, from “Blue Blooded Woman” (his first single, in 1989) to “Tall, Tall Trees.” Other videos in this collection include “Chattahoochee,” “Don’t Rock the Jukebox” and “Livin’ on Love.” 75 minutes. Included with museum admission. Free to museum members.

    These programs are made possible, in part, by grants from the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission and by an agreement between the Tennessee Arts Commission and National Endowment for the Arts.

    Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is operated by the Country Music Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization chartered by the state of Tennessee in 1964. The museum’s mission is the preservation of the history of country and related vernacular music rooted in southern culture.  With the same educational mission, the foundation also operates CMF Records, the museum’s Frist Library and Archive, CMF Press, Historic RCA Studio B and Hatch Show Print®.

    More information about the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is available at www.countrymusichalloffame.org  or by calling (615) 416 2001.


    Billy Ray Cyrus Premieres New Song Called ‘The Distance’ On Rolling Stone Country

    BILLY RAY CYRUS
    WORLD PREMIERE OF BRAND NEW SONG
    THE DISTANCE
    TODAY, MONDAY, JUNE 2 VIA ROLLING STONE COUNTRY

     ‘THE DISTANCE’
    RETROSPECTIVE ALBUM OUT TUESDAY, JUNE 3 AS PART OF MERCURY/Ume’s ICON SERIES

     BILLY RAY CYRUS AND HIS BAND TO PERFORM LIVE AT

    CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL IN NASHVILLE
    SATURDAY, JUNE 7
    RIVERFRONT STAGE (10am)
    AND AT THE
    GRAND OLE OPRY (7:45pm)

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    As BILLY RAY CYRUS gears up for the release of his retrospective album THE DISTANCE, the American singer, songwriter and actor has premiered the title track off the album today Monday, June 2 via Rolling Stone Country. Listen to “The Distance” the only new song off THE DISTANCE–a collection of hits spanning CYRUS’ 22-year career which has been marked by multiple GRAMMY nominations–here:http://tinyurl.com/kppmsdd.

    “The song is about going full circle in my life both personally and professionally,” explains CYRUS. “I’m proud to still be standing here and looking forward to what the future holds. I am going the distance.”

    Song highlights on THE DISTANCE–due out June 3rdon Mercury/Ume as part of Ume’s ICON album series–include “Stand” (with Miley Cyrus), “Country Music Has the Blues” (with George Jones and Loretta Lynn), “Achy Breaky Heart” and an acoustic version of “Some Gave All.” TasteofCountry.com has premiered the acoustic version of “Some Gave All” off THE DISTANCE. Listen here: http://tinyurl.com/m6mger7. The collection features new versions of some of his most beloved hits, along with some album cuts that never made the radio airwaves.Full tracklisting is below.

    Photo credit: Jimmy Steinfeldt

    Photo credit: Jimmy Steinfeldt

    CYRUS heads to Nashville this week CMA Music Festival. On Saturday, June 7, he’ll perform live at the CMA Music Festival on the Riverfront Stage (http://www.cmaworld.com/cma-music-festival/tickets). Later that night, CYRUS and his band will do a special show at the Grand Ole Opry (2804 Opryland Dr, Nashville, TN 37214), set time is 7:45pm. CYRUS will join Craig Morgan, Mel Tillis, Charley Pride, Ricky Skaggs, and more to be added for the Opry show. On Thursday, June 5, CYRUS will be on hand for a screening of LIKE A COUNTRY SONG, a new independent film he is featured in; it will premiere during CMA Fest at the Regal Cinema (3815 Green Hills Village Dr., Nashville). The evening will commence with a cast/celebrity red carpet at 6:00 PM and the film will screen at 7:30PM. LIKE A COUNTRY SONG explores the “life happens” experiences of a talented and emerging country singer and reveals the personal character flaws, hurdles and unexpected challenges hindering the momentum of a hopeful career. The film will be featured in limited release in select theaters in Music City and around the nation beginning Friday, June 6 (www.likeacountrysong.com).

    Following is the tracklisting for THE DISTANCE, part of Mercury/Ume’s ICON series.

    1.         The Distance (Sandford)
    2.         Trail Of Tears* (Cyrus)
    3.         Call Me Daddy* (Cyrus/Von Tress/Sagraves)
    4.         Busy Man** (Regan/Teren)
    5.         Wanna Be Your Joe (Cyrus)
    6.         Stand (with Miley Cyrus), (Dodd/Watts)
    7.         The Freebird Fell (King/Pyle)
    8.         Need A Little Help* (Cyrus/Von Tress)
    9.         Country Music Has The Blues (w/George Jones and Loretta Lynn), (Trace     Cyrus)
    10.       Some Gave All (acoustic), (Cyrus/Cyrus)
    11.       Achy Breaky Heart*** (Von Tress) 

    All tracks produced by BILLY RAY CYRUS except otherwise noted.
    *Produced by Terry Shelon and Billy Ray Cyrus
    **Produced by John Kelton and Keith Stegall
    ***Produced by Joe Scaife and Jim Cotton
    +Produced by Chas Sanford

    www.billyraycyrus.com

    https://twitter.com/billyraycyrus
    http://www.youtube.com/user/billyraycyrus
    http://www.youtube.com/user/SeriouslyCyrusTV 


    Kellie Pickler Will Be Performing On ‘Dancing With The Stars’, ‘The View, And More This Week

    KELLIE PICKLER PERFORMS ON
    “DANCING WITH THE STARS,” “THE VIEW”
    AND “MACY’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE” THIS WEEK

    Her ACA-Nominated Video for “Someone Somewhere Tonight” is No. 1 Country Music Video
    in Australia This Week

    Pickler’s Performance of Holiday Classic
    “The Man with the Bag” Available
    for Purchase Now at All Digital Music Outlets;
    Pickler Performs Song on “CMA Country Christmas”
    ABC Television Special on Dec. 2

    Photographer:  Robert Ascroft

    Photographer: Robert Ascroft

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Hot on the heels of her new album The Woman I Am debuting at No. 4 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, country music singer/songwriter Kellie Pickler will make multiple television appearances this week.

    Tonight, the reigning Mirror Ball Champion returns to ABC Television’s “Dancing with the Stars” during its Finale Week to perform her single “Little Bit Gypsy.” “Dancing with the Stars” airs 8:00-10:00 PM/ET.

    After flying cross-country, Pickler will perform on ABC Television’s “The View” tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 26. “The View” airs live at 11:00 AM/ET.

    On Thanksgiving Day, Pickler will make her debut riding a float and performing on “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.” The event is carried live on NBC Television from 9 AM – 12 PM (noon)/ET on Thursday, Nov. 28.

    Next week, Pickler will be sharing holiday cheer when she performs “The Man with the Bag” on “CMA Country Christmas” on Monday, Dec. 2 (9:00-11:00 PM/ET) on ABC Television. However beginning today, Pickler’s rendition of “The Man with the Bag” is available for purchase everywhere digital music is sold.

    Halfway around the globe, Pickler’s music video for “Someone Somewhere Tonight” reached No. 1 on the Country Music Channel (CMC) Top 50 Music Videos Chart in Australia for the week starting Nov. 23, 2013.

    The video, which reunites Pickler with her “Dancing with the Stars” dance coach and partner Derek Hough, is also nominated for a 2013 American Country Award (ACA) for Music Video of the Year: Female. “Someone Somewhere Tonight” is featured on The Woman I Am.

    The Woman I Am was produced by Luke Wooten and Frank Liddell. The album features 12 songs, including three that were co-written by Pickler. This is her first album for Black River Entertainment.

    For tour schedules and more information, visit www.KelliePickler.com. Follow her on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/KelliePickler and on Twitter @KelliePickler.

    First Annual Delta Country Jam Adds Billy Currington, Kellie Pickler, Randy Houser And More To Lineup

    Delta Country Jam

    The First Annual Delta Country Jam Adds
    Billy Currington, Kellie Pickler, Randy Houser and More
    to the Star-Studded Lineup

    Special Ticket Discount Available until June 30 

    Billy Currington

    Billy Currington

    Nashville, TN (June 25, 2013)- The First Annual Delta Country Jam, held in Tunica, MS, October 4-5, 2013 is excited to announced the addition of country stars Billy Currington, Kellie Pickler, Randy Houser and more to the star-packed line-up. 

    They will join previously announced headliner Tim McGraw, plus Brantley Gilbert, Jerrod Niemann, Thompson Square and Josh Thompson.  Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through Ticketmaster.

    The two-day music extravaganza will take place in Tunica, MS, October 4-5 on the Abbay & Leatherman Plantation for one of the largest, most anticipated and exciting country music festivals of 2013. Fans of country music will experience non-stop entertainment by today’s brightest stars on a 20-acre field.

    Kellie Pickler

    Kellie Pickler

     

    Platinum-selling recording artist Billy Currington is set to headline the Friday night lineup with newly announced Randy Houser and Steel Magnolia, plus previously announced Thompson Square, Jerrod Niemann and Josh Thompson.  For Saturday’s festivities, Kellie Pickler, Blackberry Smoke, Maggie Rose, Bush Hawg, Drake White and Michael Ray will join previously announced Brantley Gilbert with mega-country star Tim McGraw headlining and closing out the festival.

    Produced by Harbor Entertainment, tickets for the First Annual Delta Country Jam Music Festival are available now through Ticketmaster. Single day passes start at $80, or two-day passes can be bought for just $125.00.  VIP Packages start at $280. A special discount code can be applied when purchasing tickets. Using the code: DCJam13, a $10 discount will be applied for single day tickets and $15 discount for two-day tickets. 

    Randy Houser

    Randy Houser

    This discount offer will expire June 30, 2013.  To purchase your tickets now, visit http://bit.ly/15zmJm8

    Details: 


    What: Delta Country Jam Music Festival
    When: October 4-5, 2013
    Where: Tunica, MS on the Abbay & Leatherman Plantation (next to River Bend Golf Links.)
    Ticket Packages: Single day General Admission passes start at $80. Two-day General Admission packages priced at $125 and VIP packages start at $280, available through Ticketmaster.
    Friday, October 4, Featuring: Billy Currington, Randy Houser, Thompson Square, Jerrod Niemann, Josh Thompson and Steel Magnolia.
    Saturday, October 5, Featuring: Tim McGraw, Brantley Gilbert, Kellie Pickler, Blackberry Smoke, Maggie Rose, Bush Hawg, Drake White and Michael Ray.

    More About Billy Currington:
    Mercury Records recording artist Billy Currington burst onto the country music scene in 2003 and has since sold over 11 million units, earned multiple RIAA Gold and Platinum certifications, had seven #1 singles, been nominated for two Grammy Awards and multiple CMA and ACM Awards.  His list of impressive hits include– “Pretty Good At Drinkin’ Beer,” “Let Me Down Easy,” “That’s How Country Boys Roll,” “People Are Crazy,” ”Don’t,” “Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right” and “Good Directions.” His multiple nominations include two 2010 Grammy nominations (Male Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Song) for “People Are Crazy,” which also received nominations for Single and Song of the Year from the Academy of Country Music, as well as Single, Song and Video of the Year from the Country Music Association. He was honored with a 2006 nomination for Top New Male Vocalist at the ACM’S, which followed 2005 ACM and CMA nominations for “Party For Two,” his duet with Shania Twain. His current Top 25 radio hit, “Hey Girl,” is the lead single from his highly anticipated September 17 album release of We Are Tonight. The new single has garnered Currington’s biggest first-week track sales ever and has remained in the Top 25 on the Country Singles Chart for five consecutive weeks. For more official Billy Currington news and ticket information go to www.billycurrington.com.

    More About Kellie Pickler:
    Kellie Pickler grew up immersed in country music in the small town of Albemarle, North Carolina with the words of Tammy Wynette, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, and Dolly Parton shaping her musical footing. At the age of 19, she gained fame as a contestant on the fifth season of “American Idol” where it was evident to all that she was a star. In 2006, she signed to 19 Recordings/BNA Records to release her debut, Small Town Girl, which has gone on to sell over 800,000 copies worldwide and produce three singles: “Red High Heels,” “I Wonder,” and “Things That Never Cross a Man’s Mind.” In 2008, Pickler released her self-titled sophomore record featuring country radio hits “Don’t You Know You’re Beautiful,” “Best Days of Your Life” (co-written with Taylor Swift and her first Top 10), and “Didn’t You Know How Much I Loved You.” Having established herself as not only a powerful vocalist but also a songwriter, Pickler released her third studio album, 100 Proof, with famed producer Frank Liddell (known for his work with Miranda Lambert) and Luke Wooten. An avid supporter of the U.S. military, she has performed on six USO Tours, having most recently visited Afghanistan in Dec. 2012. In May 2013, Pickler and partner Derek Hough won the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy on ABC Television’s highly-rated “Dancing with the Stars.” Pickler recently released her new single “Someone Somewhere Tonight” on new label Black River Entertainment. For more information, please visit www.kelliepickler.com.

    More About Randy Houser:
    The Los Angeles Times wrote Stoney Creek Records’ Randy Houser adds “grit to the genre” and The New York Times calls him a true “crowd pleaser.” Celebrating his No. 1 Gold-certified smash hit in “How Country Feels,” Houser’s latest album, How Country Feels, hit stores Jan. 22 and has been called “a buoyant, hook-filled outing (Washington Post) that’s infused with “a balance of revelry and introspection” (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel) and shows off Randy’s powerhouse voice hailed “one of the best in Nashville,” (GAC) among others. His latest single, “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight” is currently climbing the country charts. Houser will be joining Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley on dates in 2013. Visit www.randyhouser.com for more information.

    For more event information and updates, visit www.deltacountryjam.com

    Darius Rucker’s ‘True Believers’ In Stores Now

    “Wagon Wheel” Hits No. 1
    On Billboard Country Singles Chart

    Performs on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
    Tomorrow Night

    Darius RuckerNASHVILLE, Tenn. – (Tuesday, May 21, 2013) – True Believers, the third country album from Platinum-selling Capitol Nashville recording artist Darius Rucker, arrives in-stores today. The album features Platinum-certified single “Wagon Wheel,” which hit No. 1 on the Billboard Country Singles Chart this week.

    “I am so excited that today is finally here and I can share True Believers with my fans,” said Rucker. “Having ‘Wagon Wheel’ reach No.1 this same week is amazing to me. I’m very proud of this album, and hope everyone enjoys it as much as I do.”

    Rucker will perform tomorrow night (May 22) on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” Due to extended news coverage on the tragic aftermath of yesterday’s tornado in Oklahoma and last weekend’s tornadoes that ripped through the Midwest, his live appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” previously announced for this morning, was taped and will be rescheduled to air at a later date.

    “My thoughts and prayers are with the families whose lives were devastated by these tornadoes,” said Rucker. “I encourage my fans to help by donating to the American Red Cross.” Donations can be made by visiting redcross.org, dialing 1-800-REDCROSS or texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

    True Believers, produced by Frank Rogers, is already receiving rave reviews, including:

    • “On new album True Believers, he proves he can do more than create formulaic radio hits: Finding a country voice and sound of his own, Rucker shows he can leave a distinctive mark on 21st century country music.” – Associated Press

    • “…crafting the richest of his three solo country albums. [Rucker’s]…soulful rasp remains his greatest weapon, and it’s further elevated by the writing and production on True Believers. Rucker already has a formidable commercial track record, but he raises the creative bar a couple of notches with True Believers.” – Billboard

    • “Rucker throws in a soulfulness and bluesy touch on many of the songs. …he still manages to touch on the mundane aspects of quotidian life in a way that seems totally genuine and relatable whether you’re a CEO or a fork-lift driver. That could be an even bigger gift than his gritty, instantly recognizable vocals.” – Hitfix

    • “[‘Wagon Wheel’]…it’s a well-known song, but Rucker makes it his own, his rugged voice giving it a sense of experience lacking in the Old Crow Medicine Show version. Three songs about the fear of a lover leaving – ‘Lie To Me,’ ‘Heartbreak Road’ and ‘I Will Love You Still,’ which features up-and-comer Mallary Hope – give the album’s latter half a gut-punching immediacy. Rucker is astute in his treatment of the details that turn songs from vague platitudes into crush ballads. *** (out of four stars)” – RedEyeChicago

    True Believers Track Listing:
    1. “True Believers” (Darius Rucker, Josh Kear)
    2. “Miss You” (Darius Rucker, Frank Rogers)
    3. “Wagon Wheel” (Bob Dylan, Ketch Secor)
    4. “Love Without You” (Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally)
    5. “Radio” (Darius Rucker, Luke Laird, Ashley Gorley)
    6. “Lost In You” (Darius Rucker, Mark Nesler, Phillip White)
    7. “I Will Love You Still” (Darius Rucker, Josh Kear)
    8. “Take Me Home” (Darius Rucker, Frank Rogers, Monty Criswell)
    9. “Shine” (Darius Rucker, Frank Rogers)
    10. “Heartbreak Road” (Darius Rucker, Dallas Davidson, Rhett Akins)
    11. “Leavin’ the Light On” (Darius Rucker, David Lee Murphy, Phil O’Donnell)
    12. “Lie To Me” (Darius Rucker, Rodney Clawson, Bob DiPiero)

    Rucker’s True Believers Tour continues this Friday, May 24, in Little Rock, Ark. The tour is travelling to more than 20 cities across the U.S. before wrapping up in Clarkston, Mich. on June 30. Joining him on select dates will be special guests RIAA platinum-selling Rodney Atkins, top-charting country singer Justin Moore, and 2013 ACM New Female Vocalist winner Jana Kramer.

    Darius Rucker – True Believers Tour

    May 24, 2013 | Little Rock, Ark. | Riverfront Park**

    May 30, 2013 | Greensboro, N.C. | Greensboro Coliseum Complex*

    May 31, 2013 | Simpsonville, S.C. | Charter Amphitheatre at Heritage Park*

    June 1, 2013 | Virginia Beach, Va. | Patriotic Festival*

    June 6, 2013 | Morrison, Colo. | Red Rocks Amphitheatre**

    June 9, 2013 | Grand Prairie, Texas | Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie**

    June 13, 2013 | N. Lawrence, Ohio | Clay’s Park Amphitheater**

    June 14, 2013 | Buffalo, N.Y. | Coca Cola Field+

    June 15, 2013 | Baltimore, Md. | Pier Six Pavilion**

    June 20, 2013 | West Long Branch, N.J. | The MAC at Monmouth University**

    June 21, 2013 | Bangor, Maine | Waterfront Park**

    June 22, 2013 | Gilford, N.H. | Meadowbrook-US Cellular Pavilion**

    June 27, 2013 | Toledo, Ohio | Toledo Zoo Amphitheatre**

    June 28, 2013 | Highland Park, Ill. | Ravinia Festival**

    June 29, 2013 | Normal, Ill. | The Corn Crib**

    June 30, 2013 | Clarkston, Mich. | DTE Energy Music Theatre**

    * denotes Justin Moore and Jana Kramer
    ** denotes Rodney Atkins and Jana Kramer
    + denotes Sheryl Crow, Rodney Atkins, Gloriana and Jana Kramer

    For more information, please visit www.dariusrucker.com.

    George Strait Tells Us Why Love Is Everything In This Rare Interview

    George Strait Tells Us Why Love Is Everything In A Rare Interview by thecountrybuzz

    UPDATE – May 14, 2013 – The album was released TODAY – Purchase it from Amazon or Download it from iTunes.

    George Strait will release his highly anticipated 40th studio album, Love Is Everything, on May 14 on longtime label home MCA Nashville. The King of Country music rejoined veteran producer Tony Brown to co-produce the album, which features 13 new tracks, including the lead single “Give It All We Got Tonight.”

    Strait co-wrote three songs alongside his son Bubba Strait and legendary songwriter Dean Dillon on Love Is Everything including “That’s What Breaking Hearts Do,” “The Night Is Young,” and “I Believe,” in addition to a self-penned track “I Just Can’t Go On Dying Like This.” Love Is Everything will be available in stores and at all digital retailers.

    George Strait has sold more than 68.5 million records and counting. With 33 different platinum or multi-platinum albums, he’s earned the second most certifications of any artist in any genre, following only Elvis Presley. With a total of 59, George Strait has more No. 1 songs than any other artist in history (including Elvis).

    Strait’s newest single, “Give It All We Got Tonight,” is currently in the Top 10 on the country charts and is poised to be the hit- maker’s 60th career No. 1. Fans can tweet and Instagram their support with hashtag #60for60, as well as share posts on Facebook.

    Love Is Everything, Strait’s 40th album on longtime label home MCA Nashville, is due in stores May 14, 2013.

    In Oct. 2011, Strait celebrated his first No. 1 as a songwriter with the debut single from his album of the same name “Here For A Good Time”- he wrote the song with his son Bubba (also his first No. 1 as a songwriter) and legendary songwriter Dean Dillon. On Love Is Everything, Strait again has co-written with Dillon on three tracks.

    Strait announced he will use 2013-2014 for his final official tour – The Cowboy Rides Away Tour. With his hometown of San Antonio, Texas standing as the only remaining date on June 1, 2013, Strait has so far experienced record attendance and sold-out shows at ALL of his 20 previous tour stops, including topping 80,000 at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.

    The Ace in the Hole band formed in 1975. Original members include mainstays Terry Hale (bass), Mike Daily (steel guitar) and Tommy Foote (then drummer, now road manager). Rondal Huckaby (keyboards), Benny McArthur (guitar/fiddle), Gene Elders (fiddle), Rick McRae (guitar), and Mike Kennedy (drums) all joined in the early ’80s and have been with the band for 20-to-25 years. Rounding out the band is John Michael Whitby (strings), Joe Manuel (acoustic guitar), Marty Slayton (harmony vocals) and Thom Flora (harmony vocals).

    Love Is Everything Track listing:

    1. I Got A Car
    2. Give It All We Got Tonight
    3. Blue Melodies
    4. I Just Can’t Go On Dying Like This
    5. I Thought I Heard My Heart Sing
    6. That’s What Breaking Hearts Do
    7. When Love Comes Around Again
    8. The Night Is Young
    9. Sittin’ On The Fence
    10. I Believe
    11. Love Is Everything
    12. You Don’t Know What You’re Missing
    13. When The Credits Roll

    Online @georgestrait #60for60 : www.georgestrait.com : www.sixtyforsixty.com