Ray Price "For The Good Times" Exhibit To Be Unveiled February 28 At Texas Country Music Hall of Fame
Nashville, TN (January 30, 2015) - A special exhibit honoring Country icon RAY PRICE and titled "For The Good Times" will be unveiled onSaturday, February 28 at the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in Carthage, Texas. The new display will feature over 60 of the star's personal items, and represents Ray's many career accomplishments and his lifelong commitment to his craft. Following a 10 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony, fans can tour the exhibit for the day, free of charge.
Among the treasures they will see:
A 2006 inductee into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame, Price's previous exhibit was "a bit smaller," according to Janie. "With the excitement of his new CD, Beauty Is ... the final sessions, the Museum wanted to enhance Ray's display, and that tied in nicely with a 3,000 square-foot expansion to their existing exhibit space." She adds, "Ray was so proud that he was able to accomplish his dream of becoming an international star, but he was most proud to be a Texan, and to be able to give back to his home state. To have this new exhibit so close to home, as we continue to write the last chapter in his life story, is a special honor."
Tommie Ritter Smith of the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame notes: "We are thrilled to have formed this partnership with Janie to honor the great Ray Price. He was very special to us. We hope his fans will visit our exhibit and love it as much as we do."
Although Price passed away in December 2013, accolades and awards continue to pour in. The Beauty Is ... project garnered a unique Honorable Mention on Billboard.com's The 10 Best Country Albums of 2014 list, and grabbed the #1 spot on TheNashvilleBridge.com's Top 10 Albums list. The disc debuted at #22 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, giving Ray his highest solo appearance on that chart in over three decades. Additionally, his duet with Martina McBride, "An Affair To Remember," scored as #8 on the Hotdisc International Chart's Top 30 Most Popular Songs of 2014 list after three consecutive weeks at #1. Recently, ESPN-TV soundtracked their College Football Playoff ads with Price's "For The Good Times" and Country's Family Reunion Tribute To Ray Price aired on RFD-TV. The CD, on Amerimonte Records, can be purchased at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations, Hastings Stores, Wal-Mart, Amazon and other retailers.
Photo Courtesy So Much Moore Media
"The Avenues is a unique soldier in the Americana landscape — though there are threads of country in her writing, there's a stronger inclination towards the more free-wheeling, free-form folk of Fiona Apple, Traci Chapman or Joni Mitchell's Turbulent Indigo, even the aggressive, sultry moodiness of Chris Isaak." - Rolling Stone
In September 2014 Lera Lynn, who won the 2011 Chris Austin songwriting contest, released her second full-length album The Avenues following the release of the self-produced 5 song EP Lying in the Sun in March. The Avenues, produced by Joshua Grange, landed on multiple "Best of 2014" lists from Rolling Stone, American Songwriter, Twang Nation and Huffington Post.
2015 started off with her first national TV appearance on David Letterman on January 5th - click to watch
SiriusXM's "The Loft" will air a one hour live performance (session #416) beginning on January 28th.
In February, Acoustic Cafe will debut a new song titled "Not Home Anymore" (Live from Sun Studio) as part of their Acoustic Cafe Songcraft Presents campaign.
Lera just completed her first headlining tour of Texas playing to packed houses in Austin and Ft. Worth. The tour landed her first ever sold out show in her birth city of Houston! Lera will be back on the road throughout 2015.
Read what the press is saying HERE
Please visit Lera's website and join her mailing list for all the latest news and watch for a very special announcement this spring.
(Nashville, Tenn. – Jan. 29, 2015) – Keb’ Mo’ fans can now enter to win a chance to see him live at B.B. King’s in New York City on March 14, 2015 with his Experience Mo’ Giveaway.
Fans can submit a video or a one paragraph essay stating how Keb’ Mo’s music has affected their life, and how much it would mean to receive this special package. The winner of the contest will be notified by certified mail and formally announced through Keb' Mo's official Facebook and Twitter pages on Feb. 14, 2015.
The Experience Mo’ winner will receive two tickets to Keb’ Mo’s show on March 14, roundtrip airfare, transportation from the airport as well as hotel accommodations for them and a guest in New York City. Hotel accommodations are from March 13, 2015 to March 15, 2015.
For additional information on the contest and how to enter, visit Keb’ Mo’s official website, here.
JD McPherson's highly anticipated sophomore album on Rounder Records, Let the Good Times Roll, will hit stores in the US on February 10th. You can head on over to his official website to pre-order the album and/or special bundles.
Watch and listen to the lyric video for "Let The Good Times Roll" below. Guaranteed you wont be able to sit still.
Live Oak, FL -- On March 19-22, 2015, the 19th annual Suwannee Springfest kicks off the spring festival season at The Spirit Of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL. A gem of a festival with beautiful early spring weather in a stunning natural setting, Suwannee Springfest is thrilled to announce a few additions to the already stellar lineup. Additions include Lucinda Williams, John Hiatt, Del McCoury & David Grisman, Hot Rize with Red Knuckles and The Trailblazers, Jeff Austin, The Duhks, Pgrass, Virginia Dare Devils, Whetherman, Flagship Romance, The Applebutter Express, Big Cosmo, Canary in the Coalmine, and Acoustic Ensemble.
Bands that have already been announced to perform are The Wood Brothers, Shovels and Rope, Keller Williams and The Travelin’ McCourys, The Infamous Stringdusters, Blind Boys of Alabama, Donna The Buffalo, Larry Keel Experience, Cabinet, Jim Lauderdale, Verlon Thompson, The Seth Walker Band, Fruition, Town Mountain,Joe Craven, amongst others.
Festivalgoers experience four days of superb music in the midst of a friendly, family-style environment with good times including music from usual festival favorites, as well as lots of talented new faces in Bluegrass & Newgrass, Acoustic Blues, Roots Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Cajun/Zydeco, New & Traditional Folk and other forms of American Roots music.
Along with the camping, there are nearly 12 miles of trails suitable for hiking, biking, horseback riding and nature exploring. For RV hook ups, cabin rentals and golf cart rentals, please call SOSMP at (386)364-1683. SOSMP is located between Jacksonville, Florida & Tallahassee, Florida about 30 minutes south of the Georgia State line, about 45 minutes north of Gainesville and is host to a variety of events including Wannee, Magnolia Fest, Bear Creek Music and Arts Festival, Hulaween, and Aura Music Festival amongst others. Please visit the park's web site at www.musicliveshere.com or call them at 386-364-1683 for information.
Get your tickets in advance for Suwannee Springfest and save for $160 until February 28th; $175 from March 1st through March 18th; and $200 at the gate. Individual day tickets are also available. Student / Military Ticket $150 Advance. Tickets are inclusive of all taxes and fees, and include 4 days of primitive camping and music Thursday -Sunday nights. Kids under 12 are invited to join for free. Attendees can also upgrade for a VIP Experience which includes a four-day ticket with primitive camping, dinners Thursday - Saturday evenings, a VIP Laminate, a swag bag with the festival poster, a cap, and other goodies for $300 through February 15th ($350 from 2/16 on and at gates. If you purchase a VIP Ticket you will be entered into a drawing for a pair of upgraded All Access Passes. Please visit SuwanneeSpringfest.com for ticketing and other information.
Suwannee Springfest 2015 Lineup Additions:
Del McCoury & David Grisman
Hot Rize with Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers
Virginia Dare Devils
The Applebutter Express
Canary in the Coalmine
In addition to the already announced line-up of:
The Wood Brothers, Shovels and Rope, Keller Williams and The Travelin’ McCourys,
The Infamous Stringdusters, Blind Boys of Alabama, Donna The Buffalo, Larry Keel Experience
For more information visit suwanneespringfest.com.
Find them on facebook.com/suwanneespringfest, twitter.com/SuwanneeSpring and instagram.com/SuwanneeSpringfest
(NASHVILLE, TN) – BBR Music Group is pleased to announce the signing of Craig Campbell to its Magic Mustang Music publishing roster. The news follows Campbell’s signing to BBR Music Group’s label imprint, RED BOW RECORDS, last month.
Campbell recently scored his first Top 10 hit with the catchy, up-tempo “Keep Them Kisses Comin’,” which continued its ascent at Country Radio even after former label Bigger Picture Group closed its doors in May 2014.
"I have known Craig for a while and have always been impressed by his talent,” says Juli Newton-Griffith, VP of Publishing for Magic Mustang Music. “To have him as part of our team is beyond exciting. We are ready to hit the ground running!”
The talented artist-songwriter has already marked several songwriting milestones in his career including a co-write credit on the song “All American Kid” featured on country music legend Garth Brooks’ new albumMAN AGAINST THE MACHINE. In addition, Campbell co-penned the majority of songs featured on his 2011 self-titled debut album including Top 15 autobiographical hit “Family Man” and co-wrote half of 2013 sophomore release NEVER REGRET. To date, Campbell has achieved four consecutive charted hits with over a billion radio airplay audience impressions and over a half million downloads.
"I'm super excited to join the Magic Mustang roster," shares Campbell. "Some of my favorite songs I've written have been with writers Rob Hatch and Justin Wilson, and now to be a part of that family is a pretty big deal to me. I've always admired what Juli and the Magic Mustang team do in the publishing world and I am so looking forward to what is ahead."
To learn more about Craig Campbell, visit www.craigcampbell.tv and follow him on Twitter@craigcampbelltv.
NASHVILLE, TN (January 28, 2015) – Platinum-selling country star Kristian Bush brings his voice to the forefront with his highly anticipated debut solo album, SOUTHERN GRAVITY, to be released April 7 on Streamsound Records. Drawing on his proven skills as a hit-making performer, writer and producer, the record builds on the catchy, radio-friendly vibe of lead single “Trailer Hitch” and showcases Bush as a recording artist at the top of his craft.
Earlier today, Bush revealed album details in an exclusive on ROLLING STONE Country. Check it out here: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/kristian-bushs-southern-gravity-album-not-weighed-down-by-stereotypes-20150128.
"I love this album. The songs on SOUTHERN GRAVITY feel like home to me, and I am proud and excited to share them, finally. They are your stories as much as they are mine, and I hope you hear yourself in here, no matter if you are standing up, falling down, or dancing in between the pieces of your life,” said Bush.
For his solo debut, the GRAMMY Award winner teamed with friend and producer Tom Tapley, as well as executive producer Byron Gallimore (Sugarland, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw), to hone SOUTHERN GRAVITY’sgroove-heavy mainstream country sound. Bush is a co-writer on each of the album’s 12 tracks, including collaborations with legendary Nashville songwriters like Bob DiPiero, Paul Overstreet, Tom Douglas and more.
The feel-good lead single “Trailer Hitch” – now Top 25 and rising at radio -- was released to rave reviews from music critics, radio, and fans alike. Named USA Today’s “Song of the Week,” the track was also featured in ROLLING STONE Country’s TOP 25 SONGS OF 2014 and iTunes BEST OF 2014 – COUNTRY SONGS. The infectious tune has racked up millions of streams to date, and its inspiring lyrics sparked Bush to partner with Goodwill Industries International for the #GiveItAway campaign to encourage donations of used clothing and goods.
In 2015, Bush will continue his PUT YOUR SOUL IN IT TOUR, beginning with appearances at the Ryman Auditorium (2/15), The Bluebird Cafe (2/26) and the Grand Ole Opry (3/6) in Nashville before heading overseas for select tour stops in Australia.
(Nashville, Tenn. – Jan. 27, 2015) – Jon Wolfe has announced the Natural Man Album Release Tour in support of his new album, Natural Man, which will be available for pre-sale on March 3, with a release date of March 31.
With is first show scheduled in Houston at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the Natural Man Album Release Tour kicks off on March 20 and is scheduled to make 22 stops across Texas and into Oklahoma, with notable pit stops in Austin, Helotes and Fort Worth, TX.
Of the upcoming tour, Wolfe commented, “Each one of the venues on my album release tour have been integral in my growth as an artist over the past few years. To be able to celebrate the release of my new album, Natural Man, with old and new friends will be such an honor. Interacting with my fans is the best part of what I do, and I can't wait to share my new music with them in a live music setting. This is definitely going to be a special time in my career, and I am so excited about these shows!”
Produced by Wolfe, Lex Lipsitz and Billy Decker, and recorded in Nashville’s Westwood Studios and Ronnie’s Place, Natural Man is a 13-track collection of songs that merge Wolfe’s signature traditional sound, influenced by some of Country music’s greatest legends, including George Strait, Garth Brooks, Clint Black and Dwight Yoakam, with an edgy, modern energy.
“Smile On Mine,” the lead off single from Wolfe’s forthcoming album, hits radio this month and will be available for download on iTunes, Amazon and other major digital retailers on Feb. 3, 2015. The up-beat tune features Wolfe’s familiar traditional sound, while showcasing a new modern flair. With its catchy hook and foot-tapping melody, “Smile On Mine” tells the story of budding romance on a first date.
Wolfe is no stranger to the Lone Star State’s music scene. His music has been burning up the Texas Charts, where he garnered six consecutive Top Ten singles (“Let A Country Boy Love You,” “That Girl In Texas,” “I Don’t Dance,” “It All Happened In A Honky Tonk,” “The Only Time you Call” and “What Are You Doin’ Right Now”), classifying Wolfe as a “must see” act in the Texas touring scene.
Having opened for some of Country’s biggest stars, Wolfe has played more than 400 live shows over the past four years and is eager to continue his touring legacy with the Natural Man Album Release Tour.
Natural Man Album Release Tour dates include:
March 20th - The Hideout at The Houston Live Stock Show and Rodeo - Houston, TX
March 21st - Yoakum Gin and Feed - Yoakum, TX
March 25th - Buddy Logan Presents: Radio Texas Live from Cowboys - Tyler, TX
March 27th - Brewster Street Icehouse - Corpus Christi, TX
March 28th - TBA - Mission, TX
March 31st - Stage It Release Event from the Gibson Showcase Room - Austin, TX
April 3rd - Midnight Rodeo - Austin, TX
April 4th - Wild West - Lubbock, TX
April 10th - Floore's Country Store - Helotes, TX
April 11th - Banita Creek Hall - Nacogdoches, TX
April 17th - Midnight Rodeo - San Angelo, TX
April 18th - Waylon and Ray’s - Brownwood, TX
April 23rd - Big Texas Dancehall - Webster, TX
April 24th - Big Texas Dancehall - Spring, TX
April 25th - The Wild Horse Desert Round Up - Bishop, TX
April 29th - Coaches and Cowboy’s - Tyler, TX
April 30th - Billy Bob's Texas - Fort Worth, TX
May 1st - TBA - TBA
May 2nd - TBA - TBA
May 8th - Midnight Rodeo - Amarillo, TX
May 9th - City Limits - Stephenville, TX
For additional tour information, visit Jon Wolfe’s official website at www.JonWolfeCountry.com and follow him on Facebook, Twitter andInstagram.
With DAVE STEWART ENTERTAINMENT’s Nashville office officially open (located in the highly-praised Blackbird Studio), select artists on the company’s roster headed by Dave Stewart--singer, songwriter entrepreneur and co-founder of the Eurythmics—are gearing up for a month full of shows around town. February will see performances by The Lake Poets, Molly Tuttle and SHEL. Meanwhile, Dave Stewart arrives in Nashville the first week of February to begin producing The Lake Poets’ debut full-length album at Blackbird Studio.
THE LAKE POETS: Martin Longstaff, a multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter from Sunderland, England creates heart-in-the-mouth music. Beautiful and quietly devastating—Inspired by artists such as Feist, Jackson Browne, Warren Zevon, Tom Waits, Villagers, and Neil Young, Martin’s output as The Lake Poets is as haunting as it is beautiful.
SHEL: The SHEL sisters turn folk music upside down with their infectious rhythms, hypnotic vocals and captivating songs. Since the release of their self-titled debut CD in August 2012, they’ve toured across the U.S. and Europe mesmerizing audiences with their distinctive vocal arrangements and energized performances. Raised on a farm in Fort Collins, CO, the four Holbrook sisters are classically trained musicians, who started performing at a very young age as the backup band for their singer/songwriter father. SHEL’s songs can also be heard in television shows, independent films and national TV commercials.
All photos courtesy MSO PR
The Damn Quails proudly hail from Norman, Oklahoma. In 2011 they released their first record, "Down The Hatch," which the band honestly says "changed our lives, and set us on a journey full of amazing highs and some pretty incredible lows. Through it all, we have remained dedicated to making the best music possible, doing all we can to bring it to you on the road and in the studio."
Now they are free to make their second album, which will have Dave Abeyta from Reckless Kelly as producer, and are turning to their fans, old and new, to help them out. Their Kickstarter campaign launched today (January 27th) with some pretty cool perks for those who choose to back the record. In addition, TDQ plan on taking their supporters inside the process from pre-production to the first release shows via a series of videos on Quail TV that you can access here: Damn Quails TV
Help a good band out. For more information and to pledge visit here