(Press Release) Nashville’s Boo Ray is kicking off the Holiday Season with the release of “All Strung Out Like Christmas Lights,” a duet with Elizabeth Cook. This the first in a series of vinyl duet releases Boo Ray is putting out through his partnership with Kindercore Vinyl.
Ray is a long time fan and admirer of Cook’s so the song had to be just right. “Elizabeth is inspiring, entertaining, self effacing and clever as hell," says Ray. "That Texas shuffle is a cool vehicle for the kind of good-natured cuttin' up and carrying on that Elizabeth and I have in common."
The limited edition colored vinyl is is available in select record stores and from Ray’s website. Side A features “All Strung Out Like Christmas Lights” and Side B features Boo Ray’s “I’ve Got the Jug.”
(Nashville, Tennessee...Press Release) - November 17, 2017 - Singer, songwriter, troubadour Josh Morningstar stared down the devil and lived to tell...and sing about it, and his life as a father, husband, addict, inmate, fighter and recovery is captured in 10 songs on his Whole Lotta Crazyalbum. Morningstar produced the album and wrote eight of the songs on the collection, which is set for release January 19, 2018.
"So much went into this record - happiness, pain, stress, sweat, good times and bad," said Morningstar. "There were days and nights I thought it would never get done. I have the best group of musicians a guy could ask for. I have thebest friends that support my music I could dream up."
(Press Release) Christmas has come early for Kelleigh Bannen fans, who will be able to stuff their stockings with two new holiday favorites this season – “Deck The Halls” and “O Holy Night” – as you’ve never heard them before. Produced by Justin Glasco (The Lone Bellow), Bannen’s renditions bring a soulful, rootsy twist to the traditional Christmas classics. Both tracks are available everywhere today.
“I have always had a special obsession with Christmas music, in fact Bing Crosby’s ‘White Christmas’ was the first album I knew by heart,” says Bannen. “As an artist, I think when it comes to recording Christmas music, you either have to go really classic or you have to go in and do something really different. ‘O Holy Night,’ was really a happy accident. It’s usually a waltz, but we realized such a classic and recognizable melody could fit in just about any style, so we recorded it in 4/4, which gave me a lot more room to play with it vocally,” she adds.
“On ‘Deck The Halls,’ I just kind of stumbled onto this little alternate melody for the “fa la la” part. Both songs are a little bit of unexpected but still celebrate the spirit of the originals, which made recording them a lot of fun.”
Kelleigh has released two concept videos for both tracks, which can be seen here and here. An official music video for “Deck The Halls” will be released later this month.
Bannen will close out November by opening for Little Big Town at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium on the 27th, the final date of the band's extended residency at the historic venue.
For more information, visit www.kelleighbannen.com.
November 17, 2017, Nashville, TN...(Press Release) Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member John Oates has teamed with an amazing group of accomplished and rising stars in the Americana music world to bring his new album, Arkansas, to life. Scheduled for release on February 2, the project is his first for Thirty Tigers. Arkansas is available for advance order through e-retailers and a Pledge Music campaign including autographed vinyl, limited edition exclusives, hats, shirts, and more.
(Press Release) NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Don McLean, one of America’s greatest singer-songwriters, will continue to bring his music to stages across the world stage in 2018 with the announcement of concerts in Ireland, United Kingdom, and, of course, the United States. In addition, McLean will soon announce the release of new music.
Most recently McLean rereleased his classic 'American Pie' album in celebration of its 45th anniversary in both CD and vinyl formats. The inspiration for the title track hit McLean on February 3, 1959, when a chartered aircraft crashed in Mason City, Iowa just minutes after takeoff claiming the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J.P. Richardson – “The Big Bopper” – and the pilot, Roger Peterson. The fateful day was coined “The Day The Music Died” by Don McLean and spanned his hit “American Pie.” The song was released in 1971 and spent four weeks at No. 1 in 1972. In 2001, thirty years later, the Recording Industry of America named the it the fifth greatest song of the 20th century.
NASHVILLE, TN (November 17, 2017) – Country rocker Tim Montana is set to perform “Hillbilly Rich” on Fox & Friends this Saturday, November 18th celebrating his latest single and its official music video.
Performance will be in the last half of the 9am hour. Click here for local listings.
Already racking up an impressive 770,000 views, the video features pals Rob O’Neill, known as the American hero and former U.S. Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden, and“Streetbike" Tommy Passemante, from MTV’s Nitro Circus.
The Butte, MT native, whose own brand of country rock defies the genre lines, continues on the road across the country through the winter.
For more information please visit TimMontana.com / Facebook - Tim Montana / Instagram - TimMontana / Twitter: @TimMontana / YouTube – OfficialTimMontana
Nashville, Tenn. (November 17, 2017 Press Release) - After taking the CMA Awards red carpet by storm, Country music’s top a cappella sensation HOME FREE is back with a new cover video for their take on Cam’s “Mayday.”
“’Mayday’ is such a well-written song to begin with, but there are so many interesting musical elements on the original that it gave each of us room to have some fun and put our individual twists on it,” says bassist Tim Foust, who exercises his full five-octave range on the track, taking high lead.
Watch Home Free’s latest video for “Mayday” here.
Yeah I know this isn't a country song. Doesn't matter, this is a great pop song and I have no shame in admitting I turn it up every time it comes on in the car.
Nashville, Tenn. (November 17, 2017 Press Release) – MULTI-PLATINUM world-class entertainers FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE made their destined debut on CBS’ The Late Late Show with James Corden last night (11/16), premiering their latest “Meant to Be” single released to Country radio. As featured on BEBE REXHA’s EP, All Your Fault: Pt. 2, it marked the first national TV performance of the genre-smashing track.
In case you missed it, watch Bebe Rexha and FGL introduce “Meant to Be” on CBS’ The Late Late Show with James Corden here.
Reminiscent of their “Wild West A Go-Go" music video set directed by Sophie Muller, FGL kicked it on barstools as Rexha joined in donning a red-plaid flannel shirt. Adding to the vibe, childhood photos danced on the screens behind them as they grooved along to the soulful rendition. PopCrush applauded the fated union as a "fantastic marriage between country and the pop sensibility that Rexha provides."
Nashville, TN (November 17, 2017 Press Release) -- A host of industry insiders and country music stars including Brandy Clark, Chris Stapleton, George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Lee Ann Womack, Mac Davis, Mo Pitney, Robert Earl Keen, Rory Feek and others, filled the Franklin Theatre Tuesdaynight for the premiere of "Tennessee Whiskey - The Dean Dillon Story." The new film directed by Cole Claassen is about the life of prolific country music songwriter Dean Dillon.
The evening, hosted by Claassen, BMI and Sony ATV, began with a VIP cocktail reception followed by a short welcome from the man of the hour, Dillon, and director Claassen, who introduced the film. The intricate documentary took viewers on a journey through the life of a songwriting genius, showing his quick witted sense of humor and big heart, but most of all his integrity, both creatively and personally.
Claassen met Dillon while skiing in Colorado and was captivated by his story and asked him if he would be willing to do a film project with him. Even though Dean had been approached many times in the past about a project like this, the songsmith says that something just felt right about the idea this time, and the rest is history.
BMI Icon songwriter Dillon has written more than 26 #1 songs, with the majority of those recorded by his longtime friend and "king of country," the great George Strait. Dillon has also written more than 53 Top 10 songs in his storied career thus far.
The new film is available on iTunes HERE.
NASHVILLE, TN – November 16, 2017 Press Release– Ned LeDoux’s first full-length album Sagebrush debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart this week. The Heatseeker chart is the week's top-selling albums by new or developing acts, defined as those who have never appeared on the top 100 of the Billboard 200 or the top 10 of R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, Country Albums, Latin Albums, Christian Albums or Gospel Albums.
Sagebrush carries on the traditions, music and cowboy way of life passed down to him by his Mom and Dad, Peggy and Chris LeDoux. Produced by award-winning Mac McAnally, Sagebrush completes and follows on the heels of his debut EP Forever A Cowboy released last year. Ned wrote or co-wrote eight of the 12 songs included on Sagebrush, and each song leaves no doubt as to what the LeDoux name stands for in country music.
Click HERE to learn more about Ned LeDoux and his inspiration for Sagebrush and carrying on his Dad’s legacy while at the same time forging his own.
To find out more about Ned LeDoux go to: www.NedLedoux.com or follow him on TWITTER, FACEBOOK or INSTAGRAM.