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Country music newcomer Clare Dunn is garnering attention for her debut single, “Get Out,” which is currently perched at #17 on the Music Row Country Breakout chart, at #41 on Billboard Indicator, and #43 on Aircheck Activator. 

Dunn co-wrote the single with writer-producer Ben West, whose writer credits include Pink’s #1 “Try,” Cassadee Pope’s “Champagne,” and more.  Dunn played all the guitar parts on the infectious mid-tempo track, which is the first single from her forthcoming EP release. 

Dunn commented about the song, “Writing ‘Get Out’ was the first time me and Ben wrote and everything just clicked. It truly had been a long ass week – long ass couple of months actually! - and it was all catchin’ up with me that day. We all have times when we need to have a little break from the stresses that weigh on us.  For me it was just that simple and honest.  We all have our own ways of blowing off steam, and however you like to get out and get down is the best thing! Just go for it. That’s the message of this song.”  

Dunn is a fearless performer and guitar player whose music possesses a unique blend of country and rock. Born on a farm in Southeast Colorado, she grew up driving silage trucks, combines, eighteen-wheelers and spent countless hours behind the wheel of a John Deere tractor. Now her time is spent on a stage performing shows all across the country. Dunn has already opened up for some of the format’s biggest stars, including Keith Urban, Hank Jr., Jamey Johnson, and many others.  

In addition to establishing herself as a performer, Dunn is also earning a name within the songwriting community.  She has written with some of the most highly regarded songwriters in Nashville and LA, including Hillary Lindsey, Blair Daly, David Hodges, Troy Verges, busbee, Liz Rose, Angelo, Terry McBride, Brice Long, Will Hoge, Chris Lindsey, Tommy Lee James, Dylan Altman, Marshall Altman and more. She’s also contributed background vocals to some of Nashville’s finest, including Luke Bryan’s smash “Country Girl (Shake It For Me).” Most recently, a song she co-wrote titled “Farm Life” was recorded by Colt Ford featuring Justin Moore and is on Ford’s new album, Thanks For Listening.

This past June, she was a featured performer on SiriusXM’s Superfan concert series. “Get Out” sits at #22 on SiriusXM’s “Hot 45” countdown this week.  

“Get Out” is available on iTunes and other major digital music retailers.  
To listen to “Get Out,” view the official lyric video on YouTube

For more information visit www.ClareDunn.com.  

 
 
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CMT Pure will debut Stoney LaRue's video for his new song "First One To Know" on Thursday July 24th at 9amEST. Be sure to tune in! You can watch a promo for the video below.
Also, check out Stoney's new website here.

 
 
The Americana Music Association and Lincoln Center have partnered for the first time to present Americanafest NYC. The event, a music and film experience, will take place August 4th-10th during Lincoln Center's popular free Summer music program,Out of Doors, which is now in its 44th season.
 
Americanafest NYC will present concerts by a range of Folk, Bluegrass, Country, Gospel, Blues, Jazz, Rock and R&B artists. Also offered will be film screenings, a related photo exhibition by Music Maker Relief Foundation and a symposium exploring the elders and their legacies finding new expression among younger generations of musicians.
 
“We’re thrilled to partner with the American Music Association this summer,” shares Jill Sternheimer, Producer, Public Programming for Lincoln Center. “The organization, led by Jed Hilly, is at the epicenter of a vital movement bringing together new voices, celebrated icons, and eager audiences. Our initial thought was for Americana to be represented at our annual “Roots of American Music” weekend but we realized that this music is such a part of the country’s cultural canon, that a full week of programming was the way to go.”
 
“After receiving the invitation from Lincoln Center to co-curate this event, my first call was to invite Rodney Crowell and Emmylou Harris, who’ve been champions of our cause," said Jed Hilly, Executive Direcotr of the Americana Music Association. “Rodney called me back within minutes and said, 'Let’s do it.' We are truly humbled by artists' support and the acknowledgement of our work by America’s greatest cultural institution, Lincoln Center.”
 
All events are free with no tickets required. Events take place on Lincoln Center’s Plazas between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenues, from West 62nd Street to West 65th Street (except where noted). For the full schedule visit here.
 
 
Codie Prevost's album All Kinds of Crazy has been a huge success since being independently released March 1, 2014. It debuted at #6 on the ITunes Canada Country Albums Chart, is nominated for Country Recording Of The Year at the 2014 Western Canadian Music Awards, and is now nominated for Album Of The Year at the 2014 Canadian Country Music Association Awards. 

Prevost says he couldn't be more thrilled: "A lot of hard work goes into making an album and when it's finally finished you release it hoping people will like it and respond to it. As an artist the reaction to All Kinds Of Crazy has been overwhelming. I have my fans, my team, and my family to share these moments with and this wouldn't be possible without them."

Other nominees in the Album Of The Year category include Dean Brody with Crop Circles, Brett Kissel with Started with a Song, Tim Hicks with Throwdown, and Dallas Smith with Tippin' Point EP. This makes Prevost the only independent artist to be nominated in this category.

The CCMA Awards Show will be held at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta on September 7, 2014.  Tickets for the event are available at ccma.org

To listen to the album "All Kinds Of Crazy" follow the links below:
Canada : https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/all-kinds-of-crazy/id793510161
USA : https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/all-kinds-of-crazy/id793510161

Watch Codie's video for "All Kinds of Crazy" here.
 
 
By the time Sarah Dunn was 13 she knew she wanted to perform and sing. Growing up her folks didn’t have a lot of money but that didn’t stop her from learning the fiddle by watching her great grandfather play and by listening endlessly to Bob Wills’ songs on her Little Orphan Annie record player. “That’s all we had,” Sarah says.  “I remember watching him, and picked up one of his old fiddles. I still have it actually. I would sit and start that record over and over trying to learn those Bob Wills songs” she added.

Sarah was playing a gig in Tulsa when she met Scotty Bell who was playing in a band that same night. They clicked musically and from there Scotty introduced her to bass player Roger Caple and drummer David Montgomery and together they formed the Sarah Dunn Band. Collectively their credits include Vince Gill, Tim McGraw and more. They have performed at venues such as The Apollo and The Superdome.

Their new single “You or the Whiskey” has just been released with their album dropping August 19.
The band is currently touring and visiting radio to promote their new single.

www.sarahdunnband.com
twitter.com/sarahdunnband
www.facebook.com/sarahdunnband
 
 
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Sundy Best is working on a new video for "I Wanna Go Home," and they want YOU to be a part of it!  Only the best footage can be used, so they encourage you to get creative, and have some fun! 

Here is how it works:

Record on a digital camera in HD 1080p if possible (Gopro, Handycam, Canon). Email or dropbox the actual file from the SD card. Do not apply any effects or change the file in any way.

Record on an iPhone or Android smartphone. Must record horizontally. No videos will be accepted that are recorded with the phone positioned vertically.

Record a 10-20 second clip with good light so we can see you and use the footage. Frame up your shot well, or let someone with a steady hand work the camera/phone.

Hold signs up or come up with a way to say where home is. Get in front of something interesting like a water tower, town hall or just your actual home. Get friends, family and pets to join in the shot. Get creative and have fun.

Once you have your footage, email jake@sundybest.net so you can be sent a dropbox link.  Dropbox is a free program to send large files from your computer to me. Start filming today!  LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!


 
 
CMT and Mountain Dew are teaming up to announce the first-ever Mountain Dew and CMT Summer Concert Series which will feature all-new, live performances from Dierks Bentley, Kip Moore, David Nail and Chris Young. The four-part series launches on the CMT Hot 20 Countdown Saturday, July 19 at 11:00 a.m. ET/PT with CMT on Tour headliner Kip Moore.

Each installment will focus on a different artist, and include exclusive interview segments in addition to live performances. The week following its HOT 20 debut, each live performance will air as a video during scheduled CMT music hours, with an additional artist performance video from the Mountain Dew stage launching simultaneously on CMT.com.

Dierks Bentley will appear in each installment of the series. Kip MooreDavid Nail and Chris Young will also take part in the segments. Moore will perform on the July 19 episode, followed by Nail on July 26 and Young on Aug. 9. 

Bentley concludes the series on Sept. 6 when the CMT Hot 20 Countdown joins him for a performance at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. The episode will also include an appearance by race car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. In addition, Bentley will offer fans exclusive videos and a behind-the-scenes look from the road of his national headlining Riser tour, sponsored by Mountain Dew.
 
 
Both extremely popular when they played NYC back in February, Josh Abbott Band and Casey Donahew Band return to the city to play the Bowery Ballroom in New York City on September 9th.

The Josh Abbott Band will be releasing a new tune in a few weeks and will follow that up with a new EP in September.
The Casey Donahew Band's latest single is "Lovin' Out of Control." You can watch the video below.

Doors 730/Show 830
Tickets $20 (a STEAL)
Tickets on sale Friday July 18th at 12noon
 
 
Bart Crow released the music video for his current single "If I Go, I'm Goin'" today (7/16) on CMT. The song, from his album Dandelion, is a touching duet featuring Macy Maloy. The video takes you through a myriad of emotions before concluding in a hopeful place.

Filmed in Austin, TX, Bart worked alongside director Phillip Guzman to bring the song to life. The video captures the defeats and triumphs of a couple’s relationship, portrayed by Katie Featherston (Paranormal Activity) and Austin Hebert (A&E’s Bonnie And Clyde). 
 
The Maypearl, TX native has earned five chart-topping No. 1 songs on the Texas Country Charts including “Run With The Devil,” “Dandelion,” “Saying Goodbye,” “Little Bit of Luck,” and “Wear My Ring,” which has sold over 165,000 copies to date. His fourth studio album, DANDELION, captures all the songwriting skill, vocal prowess and blue-collar believability that have made him a fan favorite and one of the most-respected ‘under the radar’ artists in country music. Selling more than 30,000 albums to date, he has garnered praise from Country Weekly, AOL’s The Boot and many more. Crow has hit multiple milestones in his career, solidifying him as one of the most dynamic live touring artists across Texas, Nashville and beyond. Known for his high-energy concerts, he has played to packed crowds nearly 200 days a year and opened for the Randy Rogers Band and Eli Young Band.

 
 
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Carissa Leigh is inviting her fans to spend their night chatting live from her couch! The event will streamed via YouTube, but gives fans the feeling as if they were with Carissa! 

Fans will be able to submit questions for Carissa to answer live and be treated to acoustic performances including Carissa's single "Bad Boy!" 

Fans can even set themselves a reminder through YouTube so they don't miss it! Get your questions ready and tune in at 8pm CT HERE. Fans can also tweet in questions beforehand with the hashtag #AskCarissa!