<![CDATA[ - News]]>Wed, 24 May 2017 14:26:35 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Ruby Force Shares "Cowboy" Music Video; Debut Album 'Evolutionary War' Out June 23]]>Wed, 24 May 2017 21:10:06 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/ruby-force-shares-cowboy-music-video-debut-album-evolutionary-war-out-june-23PictureCourtesy: Clarion Call
Watch: "Cowboy" video  HERE

Stream: "Cowboy" at  Soundcloud

Ruby Force will release her debut album Evolutionary War  on  June 23The album is available to pre-order now at Bandcamp. Today Ruby Force has shared the official video for "Cowboy" from the upcoming release with American Songwriter. About the video  Ruby Force's Erin McLaughlin says, "This is my first music video so it was DIY from the ground up, but so much fun to get to boss my friends around in a nice way all day. I got so lucky and had so much fun and I hope I get to make more little movies soon." Ruby Force has announced summer tour dates including a record release show taking place  June 24  at the  Hotel Cafe    in Los Angeles. 

The musical brainchild of Erin McLaughlin, Ruby Force captures her personal journey of self-discovery...marked by a maturity and ease in tone, lyrics that elicit confidence in the midst of questions, and a flirty playfulness that will melt anyone's heart. All this - with an invitation to listen and engage in her twisted tales of life and love, lost and gained.

Evolutionary War  is Ruby Force's debut ten-song record. It transports a listener through McLaughlin’s own experiences – from her upbringing in the yellow-hued fields of the Southwest, through the dank, fluoresced streets of urban metropolises, and across a myriad of international seas. Enlisting the collaboration of musical luminaries such as Elijah Thomson (Everest, Delta Spirit, Father John Misty), Richard Swift (The Black Keys, The Shins, The Archs, Foxygen), Frank Lenz (Pedro The Lion) and Sean Watkins (Nickel Creek), McLaughlin keeps good company on the sojourn as these creative partners inject a wealth of heart, brains and guts into her already soul-wrenching compositions. 

‘After the first pass through Evolutionary War, it is clear that we are witnessing only the emergence of an exciting new artist, as the songs weave through a host of familiar musical genres creating an exciting hybrid of past, present and future. If this independently produced release is any indication, the future is glittered with Ruby Force.’ - Eli Thomson

Ruby Force Tour Dates
06.15 - Wapakoneta, OH @ Route 33 Rhythm (w/ J.P. Harris)
06.16 - Maumee, OH @ The Village Idiot (w/ J.P. Harris)
06.17 - Urbana, OH @ Champaign County Rhythm and Food Festival (w/ J.P. Harris)
06.18 - Lexington, KY @ The Burl (w/ J.P. Harris)
06.24 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Cafe **RECORD RELEASE SHOW**
06.17 - Costa Mesa, CA @ Wayfarer
08.13 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo - Grand Ole Echo
<![CDATA[Watch: Dawes Perform “One Of Us” On Conan]]>Wed, 24 May 2017 21:07:21 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/watch-dawes-perform-one-of-us-on-conanPictureCourtesy: Q Prime
Last night, Dawes appeared on  Conan  to perform “One Of Us” off their critically acclaimed album, Were   All   Gonna   Die. 
Watch their performance here: 

Recently, Dawes confirmed support dates with Kings of Leon in cities including Mexico City, St. Paul, Oklahoma City, and Vancouver (full dates below). Dawes also announced dates opening for John Mayer  in late August and early September. The band will open for Mayer in Holmdel, NJ, Hartford, CT, Bristow, VA, Toronto, ON, and Noblesville, IN (full dates below). Dawes will also open for  Willie Nelson in Ohio on July 11th and 12th. Additionally, the band has added dates to their headlining “Evening With Dawes” North American tour, with stops in Denver, Milwaukee, Fargo, Bloomington, and Detroit (full dates below).

Tickets for all these shows are on sale now and can be purchased  


<![CDATA[The Marcus King Band Extend US Tour]]>Wed, 24 May 2017 21:02:02 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/the-marcus-king-band-extend-us-tourPictureCourtesy: Missing Piece Group
(Press Release) The Marcus King Band  have announced new tour dates to their almost non-stop schedule. The tour will take the band across the US to  NPR's Mountain StageThe Ride Festival,  Red Rocks Amphitheater,  Lockn' Festival and even the  Fuji Rocks Festival   in Niigata, Japan. Find a full list of tour dates and ticket links after the jump.
Late last year, The Marcus King Band released their sophomore, self-titled album that was produced by  Warren Haynes  and released on  Fantasy Records. On March 25, the band made their network television debut on  CBS This Morning  Saturday  where they performed  "Rita Is Gone"  and  "Ain't Nothing Wrong With That."

The Washington Post    said, "King is poised to be one of music’s next great guitarists-a virtuosic talent capable of playing blues, rock, country, R&B, soul and more," and  The Philadelphia Inquirer    said “Marcus King is about to become a Southern rock guitar superstar.”

Tour Dates:
May 24 at Kenny’s Westside in Peoria, IL | Free
May 25 at Summer Camp Music Festival in Chillicothe, IL | Tickets
May 27 at Rooster Walk Music & Arts Fest in Martinsville, VA | Tickets
May 28 at Long Creek Music Festival in Long Creek, SC | Tickets
Jun 1 at Augusta Common in Augusta, GA* | Tickets
Jun 2 at Music Farm in Charleston, SC | Tickets
Jun 3 at Candler Park Music & Food Fest in Atlanta, GA | Tickets
Jun 8 at Fox Theatre in Boulder, CO | Tickets
Jun 9 at Mountain Games in Vail, CO | Tickets
Jun 17 at The Big House Museum in Macon, GA | Tickets
Jun 21 at Chautauqua Festival in Wytheville, VA | Tickets
Jun 22 at The Abingdon Music Experience in Abingdon, VA | Free
Jun 23 at WTTS Rock on the River in Indianapolis, IN | Tickets
Jun 24 at Schenley Plaza In Pittsburgh, PA | Free
Jun 25 at Culture Center Theater in Charleston, WV | Tickets
Jun 27 at Space in Evanston, IL | Tickets
Jun 28 at Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI | Tickets
Jun 29 at Gabe’s in Iowa City, IA | Tickets
Jun 30 at Slowdown in Omaha, NE | Tickets
Jul 1 at Knuckleheads in Kansas City, MO | Tickets
Jul 2 at Highberry in Eureka Springs, AR | Tickets
Jul 5 at Live! Form Mt Crested Butte in Crested Butte, CO | Tickets
Jul 7 at The Ride Festival in Telluride, CO
Jul 8 at The Ride Festival in Telluride, CO | Tickets
Jul 10 at The State Room in Salt Lake City, UT | Tickets
Jul 11 at Knitting Factory Concert House in Boise, ID | Tickets
Jul 14 at Knitting Factory Concert House in Spokane, WA | Tickets
Jul 15 at Top Hat Lounge in Missoula, MT | Tickets
Jul 16 at Targhee Fest in Alta, WY | Tickets
Jul 17 at Live from the Divide in Bozeman, MT | SOLD OUT
Jul 20 at Jaycee Park Stage in Lander, WY | Tickets
Jul 22 at Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival in Winthrop, WA | Tickets
Jul 24 at Tractor Tavern in Seattle, WA | Tickets
Jul 25 at Mississippi Studios in Portland, OR | Tickets
Jul 28-29 at Fuji Rock Festival in Niigata, Japan | Tickets
Aug 10 at Burley Oak Brewery in Berlin, MD | Tickets
Aug 11 at Brotherhood at the Beach in Virginia Beach, VA+ | Tickets
Aug 10-13 at Peach Music Festival in Scranton, PA | Tickets
Aug 19 at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO^ | Tickets
Aug 24-27 at Lockn' Festival in Arrington, VA | Tickets
Aug 26 at RTE 23 Music Festival in Wise, VA | Tickets
Sep 1 at Savage Oakes Vineyard & Winery in Union, ME | Tickets
Sep 3 at Oxbow Music Festival in Morrisville, VT | Tickets
Sep 8 at The Union in Athens, OH | Tickets
Sep 9 at BRGD in Hamilton, OH | Tickets
Sep 14 at Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival in Fredericton, CAN | Tickets
Sep 17 at Festival at the Farm in Canton, MA | Tickets
Sep 20 at 100 Club in London, UK | Tickets
Sep 21 at Bitterzoet in Amsterdam, NL | Tickets
Sep 20-23 at Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, DE | Tickets
Sep 26 at Hirsch in Nuremberg, DE | Tickets
Sep 27 at Colos Saal in Aschaffenburg, DE | Tickets
Sep 28 at Ampere in Munich, DE | Tickets
Oct 21-28 at Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise in Ft. Lauderdale, FL | Tickets
Jan 17-22 at Jam Cruise in Miami, FL | Tickets
Feb 26 - March 2 at Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea in Miami, FL | Tickets
*with Umphrey's McGee
^with Gov't Mule and Yonder Mountain String Band
+with Chris Robinson Brotherhood
The Marcus King Band online:
Website - Facebook - Twitter - Instagram
<![CDATA[A THOUSAND HORSES Return with BRIDGES June 2]]>Wed, 24 May 2017 20:56:32 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/a-thousand-horses-return-with-bridges-june-2PicturePhoto Credit: Courtesy of Big Machine Label Group
Nashville, Tenn. (May 24, 2017) – BMLG Records hit makers A THOUSAND HORSES to release their hot-and-heavy, live-focused project,  BRIDGES.

Arriving June 2, the digital-only release will put a new spotlight on this road-tested band of brothers – Michael Hobby (lead vocals), Bill Satcher (lead guitar), Zach Brown (guitar), and Graham Deloach (bass). BRIDGES  shows a new high point in their patented fusion of Southern rock and country soul, featuring six scorching new tracks and seven acoustic live renditions – including a captivating version of their breakout smash, “Smoke.”

Lead single “Preachin’ to the Choir” is already climbing at Country radio and earning rave critical reviews. A laid back, lighters-in-the-air anthem, the summertime rocker is all about living life for good times and  Saturday nights – and surrounding yourself with people who do the same.

BRIDGES  was jointly produced by studio aces Corey Crowder and Dann Huff, with the band calling their own shots on each of the seven live tracks. Determined to set those live tracks apart from the rest, six were recorded “Live to Vinyl” at London’s Metropolis Studios and “Smoke” filled the air of Nashville’s famous Printer’s Alley.

Featuring titles like “Blaze of Somethin’,” “Burn Like Willie” and “Weekends In a Small Town,” the four band members were joined by in-demand co-writers like Ross Copperman, Ryan Hurd, The Cadillac Three’s Jaren Johnston, Heather Morgan, Josh Osborne, and the Warren Brothers.

BRIDGES follows A Thousand Horses’ 2015 breakout album, SOUTHERNALITY, a Top 5 hit that features the GOLD-certified #1 debut “Smoke.”

1. “Blaze Of Somethin’” - Michael Hobby, Bill Satcher, Aaron Eshuis, Ryan Hurd*
2. “Burn Like Willie” - Zach Brown, Graham DeLoach, Michael Hobby, Bill Satcher, Corey Crowder*
3. “Preachin’ to the Choir” - Heather Morgan, Morgan Wallen, Brad Warren, Brett Warren**
4. “One Man Army” - Michael Hobby, Ross Copperman, Josh Osborne**
5. “Bridges” - Zach Brown, Graham DeLoach, Michael Hobby, Bill Satcher, Corey Crowder*
6. “Weekends In a Small Town” - Michael Hobby, Jaren Johnston, Neil Mason*
7. “Travelin’ Man” (Live from Metropolis Studios, London) - Michael Hobby, Bill Satcher, Jaren Johnston***
8. “Preachin’ to the Choir” (Live from Metropolis Studios, London) - Heather Morgan, Morgan Wallen, Brad Warren, Brett Warren***
9. “Sunday Morning” (Live from Metropolis Studios, London) - Zach Brown, Graham DeLoach, Michael Hobby, Bill Satcher, Rich Robinson***
10. “One Man Army” (Live from Metropolis Studios, London) - Michael Hobby, Ross Copperman, Josh Osborne***
11. “Bridges” (Live from Metropolis Studios, London) - Zach Brown, Graham DeLoach, Michael Hobby, Bill Satcher, Corey Crowder***
12. “First Time” (Live from Metropolis Studios, London) - Michael Hobby, Bill Satcher, Patrick Davis***
13. “Smoke” (Live from Printer’s Alley, Nashville) - Michael Hobby, Jon Nite, Ross Copperman***
*Produced by Corey Crowder
**Produced by Dann Huff
***Produced by A Thousand Horses

Meanwhile, the band will continue on with their loud-and-proud ways this summer, embarking on a jam-packed tour schedule of headlining shows and major festivals like CMA Music Festival and Country Stampede.

Here’s a complete list of dates and venues on A Thousand Horses’ summer tour schedule:
May 26 - Daytona Beach, FL @ Daytona Country 500
May 27 - Charlotte, NC @ Tour de Fat Festival
May 28 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ The Boathouse
May 29 - Charleston, SC @ Budweiser Salute to Service
May 30 - Birmingham, AL @ Tin Roof

June 03 - Forney, TX @ Forney BBQ Cook-Off & Festival
June 08 - Elko, NV @ Country Under the Stars
June 10 - Nashville, TN @ CMA Music Festival
June 11 - Temecula, CA @ Wilson Creek Winery
June 15 - Bakersfield, CA @ Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace
June 16 - San Diego, CA @ Moonshine Beach
June 17 - Santa Rosa, CA @ Country Summer
June 23 - Manhattan, KS @ Country Stampede
June 24 - Joliet, IL @ Taste of Joliet
June 29 - Detroit, MI @ Campus Martius

July 08 - Varysburg, NY @ Jam in the Valley 
July 09 - Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun
July 14 - Salinas, CA @ California Rodeo
July 15 - Reno, NV @ Cargo Concert Hall at Whitney Peak Hotel
July 22 - Glencoe, MN @ Heat in the Street Music Festival
July 28 - Dubuque, IA @ Dubuque County Fair
July 29 - Grover Hill, OH @ Wetzelland

August 04 - Cherokee, IA @ Mill Creek Festival
August 05 - Saint Joseph, MI @ WYTZ Summer Jam Fan Appreciation Show
August 12 - Minong, WI @ Northwoods Country Music Festival

October 20 - Baton Rouge, LA @ Texas Club
For more information on A Thousand Horses, please visit  AThousandHorses.com.
<![CDATA[Barenaked Ladies, Will Hoge, NEEDTOBREATHE, & More Join Rock The Boat XVIII in 2018]]>Wed, 24 May 2017 20:45:27 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/barenaked-ladies-will-hoge-needtobreathe-more-join-rock-the-boat-xviii-in-2018Picture
5-Night Cruise Featuring 5 Stages of Entertainment from more than 20+ bands 
Sailing from New Orleans to Progreso and Cozumel, Mexico January 30 – February 4, 2018

Pre-sale signups are open NOW at  therockboat.com

Atlanta, GA  (Press Release) – Eighteen…the age of excitement and an adventurous outlook for the future.  The Rock Boat,  Sixthman’s flagship music festival at sea, will celebrate its 18th birthday  January 30 – February 4, 2018  aboard Norwegian Pearl for 5 rockin’ nights.

Barenaked Ladies  will make a triumphant return to The Rock Boat XVIII after a three-year hiatus. They’ll be joined at the lead of the lineup by NEEDTOBREATHE,  Will Hoge,  Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors,  Cowboy Mouth  and host  Sister Hazel. In addition, Colony House,  Wild Adriatic,  Welshly Arms, MELODIME, Larkin Poe  and more will join for the 18th annual sailing. For the first time, NEEDTOBREATHE, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, Colony House & Welshly Arms will present their popular “Tour De Compadres” in a whole new setting – at sea!

“The Rock Boat is a living manifestation of what life should be about,” says Sister Hazel’s Ken Block. “There is a spirit of community and camaraderie that I’ve never seen anywhere else. Once you’ve been in once, you’re part of the family forever.”

One of the first-ever themed cruises of its kind, The Rock Boat XVIII returns to The Big Easy for the first time since 2012. Famous for its anything-goes atmosphere, spur-of-the moment collaborations and performances that often last from sunset to sunrise, The Rock Boat XVIII will feature more than five stages and offers guests the opportunity to vacation alongside their favorite artists and discover new favorites along the way.

Hitting the seas from January 30 – February 4, 2018, the 18th anniversary sailing will gather more than 2,500 music lovers for an open-water musical odyssey that includes non-stop performances and collaborations from dozens of artists, theme nights, fan-band activities and tropical memory making between New Orleans, Louisiana  and Caribbean paradises  Progreso  and  Cozumel, Mexico.

With 13 decks of dining and entertainment, Norwegian Pearl is a destination of her own, offering guests access to 13 bars and lounges, 19 dining experiences, one outdoor pool, hot tubs, and an award-winning spa. Guests can also shoot some hoops on the sports court, bowl a few frames at the onboard bowling alley or try and tempt lady luck at the Pearl Club Casino. Plus, Rock Boaters can enjoy day-long excursions to the Caribbean paradises of Progreso and Cozumel, Mexico, where fantastic fishing, snorkeling and boating opportunities await adventurous travelers.
For the best selection of staterooms, join the pre-sale at:  therockboat.com/presale.

Double occupancy staterooms for your 5-night The Rock Boat XVIII experience begin at $1,015 per person, plus taxes and fees. For more information about booking your vacation, visit us online at therockboat.com, or call Sixthman directly at  877-379-9173 between the hours of 10AM EST and 6PM EST.

Connect with The Rock Boat on  FacebookTwitter    and  Instagram @TheRockBoat #therockboat.
<![CDATA[Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer To Release Long-Awaited Collaboration NOT DARK YET On August 18th]]>Wed, 24 May 2017 20:40:38 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/shelby-lynne-and-allison-moorer-to-release-long-awaited-collaboration-not-dark-yet-on-august-18thPicture
Nashville, TN (Press Release) — Critically acclaimed artists and sisters Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer will release Not Dark Yet  on August 18th via Silver Cross Records / Thirty Tigers. Produced by Teddy Thompson, their first and highly anticipated album together is an extraordinary debut of the pair’s transcendent musical bond.

Not Dark Yet  was recorded in Los Angeles in the summer of 2016. The album provides a potent look at the sisters’ individual and collective artistry through eclectic song choices from writers ranging from the Louvin Brothers, Nick Cave, Kurt Cobain, and back to Jessie Colter. Shelby and Allison wrap their arms around the past, plant their feet in the present, and nod toward what’s around the bend with a co-written “Is It Too Much,” to close out the ten-song set.

Raised in the haunting and beautiful woods of rural Alabama, the sisters sang as soon as they could form words, but music is the only language they have ever needed to communicate with and understand each other. Not Dark Yet   offers a glimpse into that understanding for the first time and finally, after years of trying to get it made, at the right time.

Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer have pursued separate musical paths, garnering a Grammy, an Oscar nod, and many other awards and nominations along the way. They have collectively released twenty-four albums, but never one together until now. Not Dark Yet is not a duet record. It is no ordinary collaboration. It is not a creation, but rather a celebration of something that has always been, two voices becoming one and finding home within each other. 

Not Dark Yet  Track Listing

My List – The Killers
Every Time You Leave – The Louvin Brothers 
Not Dark Yet – Bob Dylan 
I'm Looking For Blue Eyes – Jessi Colter 
Lungs – Townes Van Zandt
The Color of a Cloudy Day – Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires 
Silver Wings – Merle Haggard
Into My Arms – Nick Cave
Lithium – Kurt Cobain
Is It Too Much – Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer
<![CDATA[Jake Worthington to Perform at Country Fest 2017]]>Wed, 24 May 2017 20:37:54 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/jake-worthington-to-perform-at-country-fest-2017Picture
NASHVILLE, Tenn.  (Press Release) -  Most well-known as a member of  Team Blake  on  The Voice,  country singer-songwriter,  Jake Worthington,  will be performing at  Country Fest    in  Cadott, WI   on  Saturday, June 24   on the  "Next from Nashville" stage. The gates open   at  11:00 AM CST  with a performance by Worthington at  5:45 pm CST.  Other artists scheduled to perform include country music superstars  Eric Church, Thomas Rhett, Dan + Shay, Alabama,   and Jake's former coach,  Blake Shelton.

The native Texan gained national media attention after winning the title of runner-up on Season 6 of the   NBC  hit series, where he reached Top 20 on  Billboard Heat Seekers  for his renditions of   Richard Marx's  "Right Here Waiting"  and  Keith Whitley's "Don't Close Your Eyes."   In October of 2015, Worthington released his first, self-titled EP, which debuted at #16 on  Billboard Heat Seekers.  The first single off the EP,   "Just Keep Falling in Love," reached Top 50 on the Music Row Chart and Top 30 on the  Texas Regional Radio Report, with the music video premiering on GAC and CMT, among others. His latest EP,  Hell of a Highway,  was recently released on May 19 with the track  "A Lot of Room to Talk"  hitting #1 on the Texas Regional Radio charts.

Event Details:
Who: Jake Worthington
What: Country Fest 2017  
When: Performance at 5:45 pm CST
Where: Country Fest in Cadott, WI 
Tickets: Please visit http://www.countryfest.com/ for more information.

<![CDATA[Emily Barker Joins Mary Chapin Carpenter for US Dates This Summer]]>Wed, 24 May 2017 19:18:25 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/emily-barker-joins-mary-chapin-carpenter-for-us-dates-this-summerPictureCourtesy: Signal Flow PR
(Press Release) Emily Barker'sSweet Kind of Blue’   is out now   through  Everyone Sang/Kartel.  The album marks a new sound as she returns to the soul and blues influences that first inspired her to become a singer/songwriter.  Now the singer-songwriter will be joining Mary Chapin Carpenter on select tour dates this  summer. Check them out after the jump.

The stars were perfectly aligned for these Memphis ‘Sweet Kind of Blue’ sessions. Barker brought her songs, her guitar, that cathedral of a voice and her irrepressible freewheeling spirit. Producer Matt Ross-Spang was riding high following his recent Grammy success with Jason Isbell and Barker was backed by top Memphis musicians Rick Steff, Dave Smith, Dave Cousar and Steve Potts who have performed on recordings for John Mayall, Cat Powerand Norah Jones, amongst many others. Barker marveled at the synergy they created: in this short amount of time, (4 days of tracking) myself and the musicians become very close. It’s a magical thing to experience; the rapid transition from strangers to life-long friends, it doesn’t always happen”. The result is an intoxicating blend of songs Barker penned about loves lost, heartrending humanity, the rush of the road trip and the sheer glory of a new love. The making of the album was a love story in itself - between Barker and Memphis.
Barker has penned and performed theme songs for BAFTA and Ivor Novello winning television dramas  Wallander  (starringKenneth Branagh) and The Shadow Line and for the movie  The Keeping Room, as well as an entire musical score for the poignant and well-received 2015 road movie, Hector, starring Peter Mullan. She has released several critically acclaimed albums both solo, as  Emily Barker and the Red Clay Halo  and including side projects  Vena Portae  and  Applewood Road. She has played many sold-out UK dates and performed with  Frank Turner  at the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony.

July 23 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up
July 24 – Boulder, CO – Chautauqua Auditorium
July 27 – Des Moines, IA – Hoyt Sherman Place
July 28 – Iowa City, IA – Englert Theatre
July 29 – Apple Valley, MN – Minnesota Zoo
July 30 – Bayfield, WI – Big Top Chautauqua
August 2 – Stowe, VT – Spruce Peak PAC
August 3 – Portsmouth, NH – Prescott Park
August 4 – Portland, ME – State Theatre
August 8 – Shelbyville, DE – Freeman Stage
August 9 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Music Hall
August 11 – Charlotte, NC – Knight Theatre
<![CDATA[Olivia Lane to Host 4th Annual "Diva Jam" on June 10th]]>Wed, 24 May 2017 19:14:22 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/olivia-lane-to-host-4th-annual-diva-jam-on-june-10thPicturePhoto Credit: Courtesy of Big Spark Music
NASHVILLE, TN (May 23, 2017 Press Release) – Rising country newcomer Olivia Lane is gearing up to host her fourth annual “Diva Jam” at The Listening Room Cafe on Saturday, June 10 during the 2017 CMA Music Festival. The Nashville music series will bring the girl power featuring some of the most powerful rising female voices in the industry like  April KryMegan & LizColby DeeMaggie BaughSaraBethLucy AngelLena Stone and Shelley Skidmore

“I'm so excited to return for a fourth year with Diva Jam! There are so many talented women in this town that I'm lucky to call friends. Nashville has a real community of women who want to help one another and that has inspired me to continue this amazing event!” beams Lane.

Fans can also catch Lane appearing at numerous events throughout the 2017 CMA Music Festival:

June 9 – 12:45pm – Hard Rock Stage Performance
June 9 – 4:00pm – Radio Disney Country Stage Performance
June 10 – 10:15am – Roper Booth Autograph Signing - Fan Fair X in the Music City Center
June 10 – 2:00-5:00pm – “Diva Jam 2017” – The Listening Room Cafe

Lane plans to take summer by storm hitting the road with the legendary Billy Ray Cyrus on tour for select dates and joining the Country Fan Fest lineup alongside Thomas Rhett, Dan + Shay, Old Dominion and more. She will also take the stage at Stoney's Rockin' Country in Las Vegas on July 28 with Brandy Clark. 

Known for her unparalleled optimism, irrepressible drive and powerful vocals, Lane has been garnering media buzz since the moment she stepped into the spotlight. The Texas native was selected as one of Rolling Stone Country’s “10 New Country Artists You Need To Know,” for iTunes Country “New Artist Spotlight,” CMA Close Up’s “Debut Artist Spotlights,” as one of Entertainment Weekly’s “Breaking Big” artists and for CMT’s “Listen Up” Music Discovery Program. Lane has been immersed in the craft and tradition of Country music since she was a little girl, eager to follow in the footsteps of her mother who was a Country singer. In college at USC, she honed her calling studying music, songwriting and acting. Immediately upon graduation, she moved to Nashville to pursue her lifelong dream of a career in Country music.

OLIVIA LANE (Deluxe Edition) is available  here
For additional tour dates and information on Olivia Lane visit  www.olivialane.com.  
Reach out to her on  FacebookInstagramTwitter    and  YouTube
<![CDATA[Song Premiere: Buckstein "This Time"]]>Wed, 24 May 2017 11:00:00 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/song-premiere-buckstein-this-time
A bass-baritone powerhouse who once hit 200 million television sets worldwide as a contestant on Season 5 of American Idol, Buckstein is gearing up to release his new EP, Country Side, on  June 2nd.  The Colorado-based singer's latest outing contains five songs (four originals and one cover) that mine  Buckstein's varied musical influences - and while there are country rockers and contemporary country  numbers, Buckstein  also has a deeper, emotional side which is displayed on  "This Time,"  a  piano-tinged, heartfelt ballad about  finally reaching the end point in  a relationship after being on the receiving end of deception for far too long.

"You can't undo the damage or re-tie the knot
That held us together and made you mine
It's heart-breaking situation when you give a girl all you got
And those pretty blue eyes won’t cover the lies this time"

TDC is pleased to premiere "This Time" in its entirety above. Listen and then learn more about   Buckstein as he talks about the track  in the Q&A below.

What is the story behind this song?  Why did you write it and what story did you want to tell with it?
There was a great line in the great movie "Crazy Heart" where a reporter asks a successful songwriter, "Where did all those songs come from?"  To which he replied, "Life unfortunately."  This song is a true story.  Fortunately for me it wasn't mine.  It was my co-writer Dillon Carmichael's memory of something that happened to him in his youth.  "It" happened one-too-many times.  So the last time it happened he didn't raise hell about it.  He went about his day with his girl like nothing was wrong.  And the next morning he was gone forever.  It was a powerful image and it gave us a lot to draw from when we decided to write this song.

What was the recording session like for this particular track?  Did the song come easily or was it a challenge to get it just the way you wanted it?
This one was tough.  This song is filled with powerful imagery and it really requires a lot of introspective emotion.  Bringing that into the microphone was tricky.  I probably took more passes on this tune than any of the others on the EP.  And when it came to the mixing I had the most criticism and direction for my engineers with this track.  To be honest, I still feel like there's things I'd like to fix.  But that's the plight of the artist.  You're never satisfied.  At some point you just gotta let it go and let the people decide.

This song shows your gentler side.  Do you prefer your more rockin' self, or do you enjoy indulging in ballads just as much?
My energy is usually much more upbeat.  I bring a lot of energy to my shows and my recordings  But the sweet is not as sweet without the sour.  You need ballads.  I love a good power ballad.  Upbeat tunes will grab your soul while ballads cut to the heart.  Affecting the heart is an important job in music.  We want to feel something.  Music is emotional and it's why we select the music we do. It's because of what it does to us emotionally.  The tricky thing with this ballad is that it's not a love tune.  It's a cheating tune.  You don't win as many people over with cheating tunes.  But it was a story I felt needed to be told.

What's your favorite lyric line from this song and why?
The easy answer is "This time tomorrow I'll be gone."  It was cool discovering that line when we wrote it because it has a double meaning.  It could mean "this time I'll be gone tomorrow" or "by this time tomorrow I'll be gone."  But I also love the line "there's no stories left to sell."  I actually wrote that line as an after thought before recording the song when my producer suggested I put something better in for the original line, which was "your friend can go to hell."  I think the idea of "selling stories" paints a lot of pictures about a liar and how they operate.  It was one of my better lyrical moments.

What do you hope listeners learn about you from this song and from your EP as a whole?
I don't know that I want listeners to learn anything about me from this song.  It's not about me.  If anything I hope listeners learn that there is a civil way to handle your broken heart and it's just as effective.  With the EP as a whole I hope people get a sense of who I am as an artist as well as an individual.  I try to never sing about things I don't believe in so you can know that if I'm singing about it, it's something that I support/believe/think about/think is funny/etc.  I also hope people learn that they like my music and that they wanna come to my next show and buy my next album. Ha!

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