<![CDATA[ - News]]>Mon, 27 Mar 2017 06:41:16 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Video Premiere: Chris Jamison "Mindless Heart"]]>Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:30:00 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/video-premiere-chris-jamison-mindless-heartRecorded in Austin during a whirlwind session, Chris Jamison's sixth album, Mindless Heart  captures the  moment that exists between creative tension and composed artistic vision. The eleven songs on the album contain a tenderness  and swagger that ebb and flow along  a Country/Folk/Americana landscape.

TDC is pleased to premiere the video for the title track  on which Jamison commented, "This video is for the title track from the new record. There is a childish innocence to this song. The video brings to life the playfulness of the lyrics and reflects on a time when love seemed like a simple thing."   

The video features the interplay of simple, yet creative artistic images with nature scenes that convey the overall sentiment of the song. Watch "Mindless Heart" below.

​For more information visit his official website.

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<![CDATA[Stream Jason Eady's "Waiting To Shine"]]>Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:11:06 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/stream-jason-eadys-waiting-to-shineOn  April 21,  Jason Eady   returns with his first album in more than three years in partnership with Thirty Tigers. The self-titled release marks his sixth full-length effort and finds the Mississippi-bred singer/guitarist merging his distinct sensibilities into a stripped-down, roots-oriented sound that starkly showcases the gritty elegance of his songwriting. This week, Eady shared "Waiting To Shine," the third single from the forthcoming album.  Stream the song below.

Jason Eady  is now available for pre-order via his  website  and  iTunes. Fans will receive instant downloads of "Waiting To Shine," "Barabbas" and "Why I Left Atlanta" with their pre-order.
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<![CDATA[Sarah Dunn Band Releases New Single "Figure It Out"; Enter to Win VIP Tour Bus Experience]]>Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:54:54 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/sarah-dunn-band-releases-new-single-figure-it-out-enter-to-win-vip-tour-bus-experiencePicture
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 23, 2017) – Country newcomers the Sarah Dunn Band released their latest single “Figure It Out.” The single debuted on Billboard the second week of being released. The power ballad also made Top 20 Play MPE list for downloads and streams.  CLICK HERE    to download “Figure It Out.” Sarah Dunn Band is currently visiting radio stations across the U.S.

To celebrate the release of “Figure It Out” fans of the Sarah Dunn Band will get a chance to enter to win a VIP Tour Bus Experience. Winner will get to have lunch or dinner with the Sarah Dunn Band, a personal private acoustic VIP performance on the bus, limited edition duffel swag bag, a personalized Sarah Dunn Band guitar, VIP tour laminates and a personal photo with the Sarah Dunn Band.  CLICK HERE to enter to win. Contest will run through April 24. Winner will be announced on  April 28.

To be automatically entered, share this  post from the Sarah Dunn Band on Facebook and download the single “Figure it Out” from Google PlayiTunes, or Amazon Music. Comment on the post that you have downloaded the single and sign up for the Sarah Dunn Band’s email list so that you can be contacted if you win.

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<![CDATA[Chris Price, Producer of Emitt Rhodes and Linda Perhacs, Readies Omnivore Solo Debut for May 19th]]>Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:59:28 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/chris-price-producer-of-emitt-rhodes-and-linda-perhacs-readies-omnivore-solo-debut-for-may-19thPicture
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Press Release)—It’s been five years since  Chris Price released his debut solo album, but there are a few reasons it’s taken this long for a follow-up — he’s been a bit busy. Even as he produced critically acclaimed comebacks from Linda Perhacs  and  Emitt Rhodes, opened for  the Who   with Tal Wilkenfeld’s band, and wrote songs with Roger Joseph Manning Jr. (Jellyfish, Beck), Price continued to write and record his own new music.  

The result?  Stop Talking, due out on Omnivore Recordings on May 19, 2017.

Recorded from 2013 to 2016, Stop Talking  contains 14 tracks produced, engineered, and arranged by Price, and features a wide variety of sounds and styles. Acoustic tracks (“Once Was True”) meet electric tracks like the title cut. Others are peppered with string arrangements (“Man Down”), Mellotron, and tape loops (“Algebra in the Sky”). Chris was joined in the studio by a variety of top musicians, including  Kyle Fredrickson, Ben Lecourt, Fernando Perdomo, Joe Seiders,  and many others.

According to Price, “I spent the five years since my first album  Homesick  working on albums for two heroes of mine, Emitt Rhodes and Linda Perhacs. But I never stopped writing and recording material of my own, and both of those incredibly inspiring and fulfilling projects ended up deeply informing my work, pushing me to think harder about my lyrics, become more adventurous in my production and never take the safe route musically. Nearly 50 songs were recorded for this project, and I went through an arduous and at times painful process whittling it all down to the form it is now in. I'm very proud of this work, which has been brewing for quite some time. But I should really stop talking and let the music speak for itself.”

Stop Talking  is a perfect introduction to understanding why Chris Price is such an in-demand producer and musician. Stellar songwriting and playing all add up to one of the best listening experiences you will have in 2017. Once you hear it, you will not be able to stop talking about  Stop Talking.

Track listing:
1. Stop Talking
2. Hi Lo
3. Pulling Teeth
4. Man Down
5. Father to the Man
6. Once Was True
7. You and Me (and Everyone Else)
8. Algebra in the Sky
9. Sigh
10. Darkness
11. Contrition
12. One of Them
13. Just in Time
14. Anhedonia

Watch the Chris Price trailer:  https://youtu.be/_u6J8mDB8gc
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<![CDATA[Legendary Nashville Rockers Raging Fire Return with New Album 'These Teeth Are Sharp' on May 12th]]>Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:54:06 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/legendary-nashville-rockers-raging-fire-return-with-new-album-these-teeth-are-sharp-on-may-12thPicture
’80s alternative rockers deliver their first new album in more than 30 years, reaffirming their status as one of Music City’s most dynamic bands by creating literate punk-powered rock for the here and now.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Press Release)— Nashville-based ’80s alternative rockers Raging Fire are back with a blazing selection of nine recordings on their new album, These Teeth Are Sharp, hitting the streets and available online, on   May 12, 2017. The album follows the 2015 release of the critically acclaimed career anthology, Everything Is Roses 1985-1989, which told the story of one of Music City’s most innovative and beloved rock bands.  

Raging Fire was formed in 1983, when Nashville underground rock scene veterans  Michael Godsey, Mark Medley  and  Les Shields teamed with vocalist  Melora Zaner. Under the name   Ring of Fire, the quartet combined the punk/roots rock esthetic of bands like  X   and the   Gun Club   with fiercely literate lyrics, invoking  Patti Smith   filtered through a Southern gothic esthetic. In 1985, they changed their name to  Raging Fire and released their first EP,  A Family Thing. Over the next four years, the band refined their pop-punk-classic rock sound, garnered critical acclaim for their EP and the 1986 LP  Faith Love Was Made Of,   and toured extensively throughout the South and Midwest.

In 1987, College Music Journal    (CMJ) named Raging Fire one of the top unsigned bands in the U.S. (alongside soon to be superstars the Pixies). Although Raging Fire seemed to be teetering on the edge of stardom, many major labels lacked the insight to understand the band’s unique fusion of a dynamic rock sound with feminist and deeply interpersonal lyrics. It was a classic case of a musical vision ahead of its time, as proven by the ’90s alternative rock explosion. By the end of 1989, the members had moved on to other projects, leaving behind a legacy of powerful, innovative music and the legend of a band that never received its due.  

But there would be another chapter to Raging Fire’s story. In 2012, Godsey and Medley began discussing plans for the compilation Everything Is Roses 1985-1989, just months before Godsey’s tragic death from a heart attack. Three years later, Raging Fire honored Godsey’s memory and celebrated the release of the 22-song compilation with a live performance at Nashville’s Exit/In. For that show, Zaner and Medley reunited with three former Raging Fire bass players, Les Shields,John Reed and Rusty Watkins. To fill out the band’s sound, they also recruited friends and contemporaries from the ’80s Nashville rock scene — guitarist and vocalist Joe Blanton (Royal Court of China, The Bluefields), guitarist Jeff Cease (The Black Crowes, Eric Church Band) and keyboardist and electronic music composer Giles Reaves.  

“At first, getting on stage and doing a reunion was something that I wasn’t sure I could do,” Zaner says. “It was incredibly emotional for all of us. But when we walked off the stage, Mark and I both said, ‘We’re not done.’ We were always about the art of the song and the stories underneath. There were more stories to tell and some stories to fix.”  
With the new line-up from the Exit/In show, the group began cutting tracks in Nashville’s County Q studios with producer/engineer  Mike Purcell. Several songs were drawn from the band’s past, lost gems that had never been fully developed or recorded properly. That was the case with the album’s title track, “These Teeth Are Sharp.”  

“That was one of the first songs we wrote when we were still Ring of Fire,” Zaner says. “Mark found a very early recording of it and when I heard it, I said, ‘Oh my God, we gotta do this!’ I think recording it with Joe, Jeff and Giles brought a whole new life and meaning to it. It captured the spirit of everything we’ve been through.”  

Other tracks gave the band an opportunity to take previously released songs in a very different direction. That was the case for the smoldering ballad “After Loving One Man From East Texas,” which originally appeared on the band’s 1986 album as a simple acoustic arrangement.  

“The version with just Michael on guitar and my vocals was spontaneously captured in the studio,” Zaner says. “We decided to use it on the album at the time, but we only had one scratchy recording of the whole band playing it. Recording it again really gave it new life.”  

In addition to bringing a new perspective to older songs, the group also turned their attention to new material, as with the powerhouse statement of purpose “Free to Be,” a song that Zaner was working on with Godsey at the time of his death.  

“Michael and I never stopped playing music,” Zaner says. “While we were living in Shanghai, China we started a record label and were working with Chinese artists. ‘Free to Be’ was the last song Michael and I worked on together, but we never finished it. When I played it for Mark, he said there’s a massive hook in there, we just need to refine it. I love it. With times being so political, it speaks to politics, empowerment, and multi-cultural awareness. Every time I sing it, I uncover new meaning.”  

Another aspect of Raging Fire’s unique voice is found in the album’s one cover tune, the  Rufus Thomas  R&B classic “Walking the Dog.”  

“I was massively hesitant about recording that song,” Zaner says. “At first Mark wanted to do it like the Rolling Stones’ version, and I couldn’t find myself in it. It wasn’t me. Jeff said, ‘Let’s talk about this. What are you feeling?’ I said I was hearing it slower. Jeff started playing with it until he found a riff that enabled me to find my voice and my story in the song.”  

Throughout the nine songs on These Teeth Are Sharp, the new configuration of Raging Fire burns with fierce punk passion, razor sharp lyricism and a focus and wisdom granted only by rich life experiences. It’s a bold declaration from a band that has chosen to forgo nostalgia over past glories and make their stand here and now.  

“Coming together to record this album was a way of finishing something for Michael,” Zaner says. “But it was also a way to honor the people who were there with us at a very exciting time in music. It was a time of great creativity with bands pushing each other to be better musicians, songwriters, storytellers and performers. There’s been a lot of living since those days, but there’s still a lot of living left to do — these teeth are still sharp.”  

On  Saturday, April 22, Raging Fire will play These Teeth Are Sharp   in its entirety outdoors at Nashville’s  Grimey’s New & Preloved Music  as a part of  Record Store Day 2017.  

Look for more info on These Teeth Are Sharp  at  http://www.ragingfire.us  
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<![CDATA[Joey Feek's Debut Album 'If Not For You' Available April 7]]>Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/joey-feeks-debut-album-if-not-for-you-available-april-7Picture
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – March, 2017 (Press Release) -- The solo album debut from Joey Feek, one half of GRAMMY®-winning country music duo Joey+Rory, will finally be widely available. If Not For You  will be released on  April 7, 2017, through Gaither Music Group/Farmhouse Recordings, including a special edition that features a 48-page booklet of photos, memories and stories penned by Joey, her family and husband, Rory. 

Recorded in 2005 and produced by her husband, Rory Feek, and Bill McDermott, the 12-song collection features her original rendition of “That's Important to Me,” which would later be a charting single by Joey+Rory. Though recorded years before the duo would achieve widespread success, the songs and their lyrics speak volumes about the woman whose life touched the hearts of millions. 

​“[The album is] filled with songs that spoke to her and, even more, spoke volumes about her. About what’s most important to her. The lyrics of this record made it clear who she was and who she wanted to be,” Rory said in the album’s booklet. “Yes, her voice might have changed a bit in time, but her character was already rock-solid.”

The couple captured the hearts of many with their faith-filled approach to Joey’s cancer battle and preparation for her passing in March 2016, though they had just been married three years when this album was recorded. If Not For You features cameo appearances from her parents and their daughter Heidi Feek, as well as “Have I Told You Lately That I Love You,” the song that brought Joey and Rory together. It also includes a tribute to her late brother Justin -- the song “See You There.” Originally titled  Strong Enough to Cry  in 2005, the album was released independently and made available at the duo’s shows and on their website. 

In the past few years, countless people have followed the couple’s journey on Rory’s blog, This Life I Live, as they welcomed their daughter Indiana and Joey battled cancer. Gaining attention as finalists on CMT’s Can You Duet  in 2008, the duo went on to release eight albums, winning a GRAMMY® Award for Best Roots Gospel Album for Hymns (Gaither Music Group/Farmhouse Recordings) last month. Recorded in hotel rooms as Joey received treatment, the album features songs of faith and was released in February 2016, a month before Joey passed away at age 40. 

If Not For You will be exclusively distributed by Capitol Christian Distribution and Universal Music. It will be available throughout general market stores and the Christian marketplace, and through online retailers including iTunes, Amazon, Target, Walmart.comcrackerbarrel.com and www.gaither.com. The recording will also be available at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®. 

For further information regarding Joey+Rory, visit  www.thislifeilive.com  or follow  www.facebook.com/joeyandrory  or Twitter @joeyandrory

If Not For You Track Listing:

1. Intro (Have I Told You Lately That I Love You)
2. Strong Enough to Cry
3. That's Important to Me
4. When the Needle Hit the Vinyl
5. Nothing to Remember
6. The Cowboy's Mine
7. If Not for You
8. Southern Girl
9. Red
10. Like a Rodeo
11. See You There
12. Old Paint

(Produced by Rory Feek and Bill McDermott)
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<![CDATA[The Hank Cochran Pen Fund Benefit April 25 Features Buddy Cannon, Dean Dillon, Dean Miller and Waylon Payne]]>Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:29:54 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/the-hank-cochran-pen-fund-benefit-april-25-features-buddy-cannon-dean-dillon-dean-miller-and-waylon-paynePicture
Nashville, TN (March 23, 2017 Press Release) - THE HANK COCHRAN PEN FUND    has gathered an eclectic mix of high-profile songwriters for its  April 25 benefit   at  3rd & Lindsley.  Tickets are $17  in advance    and $20 day of show.  The doors open at  6 p.m. and the music kicks off at 8.  The evening promises to be a memorable one as Nashville's finest come to the aid of songwriters with cancer. 
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"These guys all know each other really well," observes  Booth Calder Cochran (co-founder of THCPF  and Hank's daughter).  "They're nuts ... in a good way, and there is no telling where this night will take us."  As with all FUND shows, guest performers are welcome, and Cochran says it's "likely" they'll have some surprise visitors.

Confirmed for the  April 25 th show are:
 
Buddy Cannon   is a powerhouse of a writer who has penned some of Country's most memorable songs, including Vern Gosdin's "Set 'Em Up Joe," "Dream Of Me" and "I'm Still Crazy," Billy Ray Cyrus' "She's Not Cryin' Anymore," George Strait's "I've Come To Expect It From You," and the ACM 2007 Song of the Year"Give It Away."  As a producer, he is responsible for #1 hits for Kenny Chesney, Mel Tillis, John Michael Montgomery, Joe Nichols, Sammy Kershaw and Reba McEntire, and projects with Merle Haggard, Shania Twain, Dolly Parton, Randy Travis, Willie Nelson and more.  Most-recently, he helmed Alison Krauss' much-heralded Country debut, WINDY CITY. 

 
Dean Dillon  is a Nashville legend. Named BMIIcon of the Year  in 2013, Dillon can lay claim to 11 #1 hits with George Strait, plus hits with Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Lee Ann Womack, George Jones and many more.  His best-known compositions include: "The Chair," "Nobody In His Right Mind Would've Left Her," "It Ain't Cool To Be Crazy About You," "Ocean Front Property," "Famous Last Words Of A Fool," and"If I Know Me."  Dean's "Tennessee Whiskey" cut by Chris Stapleton is nominated for Song Of The Year by the ACM this year.  As an artist, Dillon charted eight times and broke the Top 30 with "I'm Into The Bottle (To Get You Out Of My Mind)."  He was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002.
 
Dean Miller  has written hit songs for George Jones, Trisha Yearwood, Jamey Johnson, Trace Adkins, Terri Clark and more.  He is best known for Clark's incendiary "A Little Gasoline." As an artist, he has released three albums, including this year's 'TIL YOU STOP GETTING UP.  The son of the late Roger Miller blends Honky Tonk, Outlaw Country and Roots Rock influences together on the project.  A talented producer, Dean has worked with Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, John Goodman, Dolly Parton and many more. 
 
Waylon Payne  is a singer/songwriter/actor with a "rat-pack croon" that swings charmingly off-kilter with his Texas drawl.  The son of Grammy-winner Sammi Smith and longtime Willie Nelson guitarist Jody Payne, Waylon was named for his godfather, Waylon Jennings.  Payne honed his chops on the road, playing guitar with Shelby Lynne, before releasing a critically-acclaimed debut album, THE DRIFTER, in 2004.  Following several years focused on acting, Waylon returned to writing full-time and promptly nailed two cuts ("Use My Heart" and "To Learn Her") on Miranda Lambert's THE WEIGHT OF THESE WINGS compilation.   A Lee Ann Womack cut, "Solitary Thinkin'," earned a Grammy nomination for Best Female Country Vocal Performance.  Payne returns to the studio to record a new project this year.  

Created in honor of  Country Music Hall of Famer  and NSAI Hall of Famer  Hank Cochran, the HANK COCHRAN PEN FUND continues to raise money to assist the cancer-impacted songwriting community.  All funds raised will be used to alleviate financial stress for the patients, their family and loved ones.  Suzi Cochran, FUND co-founder notes, "We do everything from paying rent to assisting with household chores.  We were fortunate enough to not need help when Hank became ill; that's not true for many others."  Cochran passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2010.  He wrote many songs now considered Country standards, including "Make The World Go Away," "She's Got You" and "I Fall To Pieces."  Suzi recalls, "Hank loved his fellow writers and he understood the importance of the Arts and music in our lives.  Songs help, go help a songwriter." 

 
For more information on this non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, go to  http://www.facebook.com/ThePenFund.
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<![CDATA[Restless Heart Announces 2017 North American Tour]]>Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:22:48 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/restless-heart-announces-2017-north-american-tourPictureCourtesy: Absolute Publicity
Nashville, Tenn. (March 23, 2017 Press Release) — Legendary country music group  Restless Heart   has announced the first leg of tour dates for its 2017 North American tour.  Entering their 34th year on the tour trail, the men of Restless Heart will again travel the country coast-to-coast with scheduled tour dates in  Oregon,  Texas,  Ohio,  Florida,  Tennessee,  Georgia,  Minnesota,  Wisconsin, and more.
 
"My favorite part about touring each year is seeing the familiar faces of our incredible fans in every crowd," says Restless Heart keyboardist/vocalist  Dave Innis.  "After all these years, it's more like family, especially since so many are raising a new generation of Restless Heart fans to keep us 'rollin' down the highway!'"

"It's a great feeling going into each touring season knowing that we get to once again hit the stage every night with the original five guys still on top of our game," adds Restless Heart lead singer  Larry Stewart.  "Time to get the show on the road!"
 
Larry Stewart, John DittrichGreg JenningsPaul Gregg and Dave Innis, the men who make up Restless Heart, have enjoyed one of the most successful group careers in country music history. The band has placed over  25 singles  on the charts with  six consecutive #1 hits,  four of their albums have been certified Gold by the RIAA  and they have won a wide range of awards from many organizations including the  Academy of Country Music's "Top Vocal Group."

For additional information on Restless Heart visit www.restlessheartband.com.
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<![CDATA[State of Tennessee Honors Jeannie Seely ]]>Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:20:13 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/state-of-tennessee-honors-jeannie-seelyPicturePictured L-R: Gus Arrendale, Gene Ward, Jeannie Seely, Rep. Beth Harwell, Rep. Bill Black
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 23, 2017 Press Release) - The State of Tennessee recognized GRAMMY® award-winning songstress Jeannie Seely with a House Joint Resolution as the country music legend celebrates her 50th anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member.

“This is such an honor to be recognized by the great state of Tennessee and the House of Representatives. I’ve always been proud to be a Opry member and champion for country music,” Seely said.

Seely was joined by her husband Gene Ward, Rep. Bill Black, Rep. Beth Harwell and Gus Arrendale, president of Springer Mountain Farms®.

Seely recently released her new album WRITTEN IN SONG, which topped the list of CMT’s ‘New Albums in the New Year,’ The Boot’s ‘Most Anticipated Albums’ and continues to receive lovely reviews:

She is “Miss Country Soul,” a beloved member of the Grand Ole Opry, a country icon and a Pennsylvania hit-maker well before Taylor Swift was born… Seely’s latest album WRITTEN IN SONG features 14 updated timeless classics she has written and co-written.
-CMT.com, Lauren Tingle

Jeannie Seely proves that her songs and her voice are as great as they ever were on this fantastic new album.
-Roughstock, Matt Bjorke

The country music singer has written songs for numerous artists and it’s refreshing to hear her voice along with her very own take and production on these songs. These are, after all, her songs to sing and she certainly has the vocal prowess to do so!
-Backstage Axxess, Dee Haley


Be sure to LIKE Jeannie Seely on  Facebook  or visit  jeannieseely.com.
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<![CDATA[Leon Bridges, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, and More Added to NCAA March Madness Music Festival]]>Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:07:15 GMThttp://thedailycountry.com/news/leon-bridges-nathaniel-rateliff-the-night-sweats-and-more-added-to-ncaa-march-madness-music-festivalPicture
Phoenix, AZ — March 23, 2017 —  Today the NCAA and Turner Live Events, alongside official NCAA Corporate Champions AT&TCoca-Cola, and Capital One have announced additional superstar artists for the  2017 NCAA March Madness Music Festival   in conjunction with the 2017 NCAA Men’s Final Four.  The free, three-day celebration taking place  March 31-April 2 is open to the public at Margaret T. Hance Park in Phoenix.  
 
On Friday, March 31 four time Grammy Award winner Keith Urban will take the stage as the AT&T Block Party headliner. On Saturday, April 1 chart-topping, indie-pop band Grouplove, Grammy-nominated recording artist  Leon Bridges, and Grammy-nominated pop duo  Capital Cities   will perform at Coca-Cola Music, joining previously announced Grammy Award-winning headliner, The Chainsmokers. On  Sunday, April 2  soul rock outfit  Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats   will open the final day of the festival at the Capital One JamFest, later followed by iconic Grammy Award-winning alt rock band  Blink-182. They join previously announced Grammy Award-winning hip hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and headlining rock legend Grammy Award winners  Aerosmith   at the Capital One JamFest.
 
Fans can also watch a selection of the weekend’s concerts being live streamed on  ncaa.combleacherreport.com, and the official NCAA YouTube channel.  To stay up to date, fans can visit  ncaa.com/finalfour, follow @FinalFour on Twitter, and download the Final Four app at  ncaa.com/mffapp.

This is a non-ticketed event open to the public on a first-come basis featuring the following events: 
 
Friday, March 31-AT&T Block Party
●      Keith Urban
●      Additional highlights to be announced
●      Performances from  4 p.m. to 10 p.m.  Mountain Standard Time
 
Saturday, April 1 – Coca-Cola Music
●      Live broadcast of the  first semifinal game   at Margaret T. Hance Park
●      The Chainsmokers
●      Grouplove
●      Capital Cities
●      Leon Bridges
●      Performances from 2 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Mountain Standard Time
 
Sunday, April 2 - Capital One JamFest®
●      Aerosmith
●      Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
●      Blink-182
●      Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
●      Performances from  3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Mountain Standard Time
●      Capital One cardholders can take advantage of a preferred entry lane

The NCAA March Madness Music Festival has brought one-of-a-kind concert experiences to over 150,000 music fans each year. In 2016, Kendrick Lamar, Maroon 5, Fall Out Boy, Twenty One Pilots, Aloe Blacc, Lukas Graham, Flo Rida, Panic! At the Disco, Pitbull and Jason Derulo performed at the festival in Houston. Additional top-tier performers who have helped celebrate Final Four weekend throughout the years include Rihanna, Imagine Dragons, Zac Brown Band, Lady Antebellum, Weezer, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Jason Aldean, fun., Tim McGraw, The Killers, LL Cool J, Sting, Dave Matthews Band, Muse, Kings of Leon, Jimmy Buffett, KISS, The Black Keys, Kenny Chesney and Taylor Swift among many others.  The NCAA March Madness Music Festival is an activation extension of the NCAA’s Corporate Champions and Partners marketing program, which Turner Sports and CBS Sports license and collaborate on as part of an agreement with the NCAA  through 2032.
 
Specific media event credentials will be issued for  Friday,  Saturday and Sunday (March 31-April 2) at Margaret T. Hance Park.  The link to apply for credentials to the NCAA March Madness Music Festival can be found  here.  Men's Final Four game credentials will not be accepted.  
 
Turner Sports and CBS Sports will provide live coverage of all 67 games from the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship across four networks — TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV for the seventh consecutive year.
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