Jesse Rice, a writer on the RIAA Diamond certified longest-running Billboard #1 Cruise, walks the plank between trop-rock and country on The Pirate Sessions III which was released Friday, January 27. Much like the predecessors Sessions I and II, Jesse raises the sails on a project that takes listeners on a journey to seashores with copper-tone beach goers sharing beers and umbrella drinks.
“The Pirate Sessions is an album series that serves as an escape to a carefree, beachfront good-time for fans,” says Jesse. “I really enjoy not only performing these songs live, but also getting to record them with my friends here in Nashville. Our previous sessions featured Florida Georgie Line and Chase Rice and this one has surprise guests as well.”
Watch the "Talk Like That" Video HERE
High-energy, Rowdy, Raucous, Longhair Mississippi Glam Rock.
That's the sound of Easy, The Week's long-awaited followup to their breakthrough album, Dear Bo Jackson. Recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis — a place filled with the ghosts (and gear) of the Replacements, ZZ Top, and Big Star, all of whom traveled to Ardent to create their own landmark albums — Easy finds The Weeks doubling down on a mix of groove, grit, and guitars. It's swaggering and sharply-focused, shining new light on a band of brothers who, although still in their mid-20s, have already logged a decade's worth of sweaty gigs together.
If Easy bears resemblance to the raw, rowdy attitude of the The Weeks' live show, it's because the album was written at the end of a busy, five-year period that found the group rarely leaving the road.
"We moved to Nashville in 2010," remembers frontman Cyle Barnes, who formed the band in Jackson, Mississippi, with his three longtime bandmates: drummer (and twin brother) Cain Barnes, guitarist Sam Williams, and bass player Damien Bone. "We spent 2011 to 2015 touring. November 2015 was the first time we ever spent an entire month in Nashville."
Jason Eady Announces Self-Titled Album out April 21 via Thirty Tigers, Premieres "Why I Left Atlanta"
On April 21, Jason Eady returns with his first album in more than three years in partnernship 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.
Today, RS Country premiered "Why I Left Atlanta," the first single to be released from the forthcoming album. Robert Crawford called the self-titled release "...an acoustic-heavy album that makes room for electricity, eclecticism and guest appearances, with Eady serving as the master of ceremonies."
Stream the track HERE
Tim Carbone, Phil Ferlino, Jeff Miller, Keith Moseley, Sheryl Renee, Matt Butler, & Duane Trucks Join Musical Forces To Release Their 2nd Album, Wilderness And Space, on LoHi Records
Singles to be released for seven months, with 100% of proceeds going to non-profits
First single paired with Rex Foundation to come out February 17, 2017
ASHEVILLE, NC -- When Relix magazine announced the The Contribution’s debut record, Which Way World , and called them a “jamband supergroup,” they also recognized, “the band serves the songs first and foremost.” Although the band is comprised of some of the scene’s heavy hitters, the first listen to their music reveals their love of 60s pop and soul coupled with their ability to flat-out shred. It’s what makes the band appealing to music lovers from all walks of life and they are pleased to release tracks from their upcoming LoHi Records album, Wilderness And Space, one song at a time over the course of seven months, with full proceeds of each single going to a different non-profit with each track.
The Contribution is the brainchild of Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth (violin, guitar, vocals) together with Phil Ferlino (keyboards, vocals) and Jeff Miller (guitar, vocals) of New Monsoon. Keith Moseley (String Cheese Incident), has been the bass player from the band’s inception along with vocalist Sheryl Renee (The Black Swan Singers). The drum chair has been occupied by Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident), Matt Butler (Everyone Orchestra), and currently Duane Trucks (Widespread Panic). Both Matt Butler and Duane Trucks appear on the band’s new record, Wilderness And Space.
The first song will be released on February 17, 2017 and all proceeds will be donated to Rex Foundation. Consecutive songs will come out each month, each paired with it’s own art and a different non-profit partner. Others taking part include Conscious Alliance, HeadCount, and a handful of other organizations that support the arts, environment, and health. The full ten song album will be released on vinyl this Fall.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 26, 2017 Press Release) – Ronnie McDowell, known for 40 years of hit singles and genuine warmth that fills seats show after show, is set to release Songs I Love, a brand new album featuring his versions of his all-time favorite songs, as well as two original tracks. Fans can pre-order the album, along with McDowell’s most recent print, as part of an exclusive bundle onRonnieMcDowellStore.com.
Songs I Love features McDowell’s one-of-a kind rendition of the songs most special to him by artists including Eddie Rabbitt, Frank Sinatra, Ricky Nelson, Merle Haggard, B.J. Thomas, Charlie Rich and more. Two new tracks co-penned by McDowell titled “I Want That Girl” and “He Still Has You” round out the project, which showcases a never-before-seen photo of a young McDowell on the back cover.
A man of many talents, McDowell is accompanying the album with his most recent artwork in the exclusive pre-order bundle. “Just In The Nick Of Time” features Elvis Presley and his 1950's band (Scotty Moore, D.J. Fontana and Bill Black) on their way to a show. When they have a flat tire, St. Nick saves the day by offering them his sleigh. Each print and CD will be autographed by McDowell.
(Press Release) The French-born, Philadelphia-based duo The Dove & The Wolf is excited to announce that they have signed to Oxford, Mississippi's Fat Possum Records. On March 24, they will re-release their 2016 EP I Don't Know What To Feel with two new and unreleased tracks. This is also the first time that the EP will be available on vinyl.
Today, NPR Music premiered the video for "Seven Days" that was directed by Eliu Cornielle and features dancer Jasmine Mendoza. WXPN's Bruce Warren called the song "...shimmering, beautiful and languorous."
Watch the video via NPR Music's Songs We Love:
"We were, at first, very hesitant about shooting a video for 'Seven Days' because of the subject matter and how close to our heart it is. We didn’t want images to distract from the content. But then we thought of Jasmine, who is an amazing dancer and who uses improvisation in her work," the band said about the video. "The idea of a body expressing the emotion we describe in the song felt right. We had no words for what happened and we still don’t, and Jasmine knew exactly how to interpret and transcribe our song into movements."
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Press Release) - Best known for capturing hearts across America on the most recent season of ABC's hit television series, The Bachelorette, country singer-songwriter Luke Pell announces the release of his new, highly-anticipated single, "Pretty Close," Friday, January 20. The single, which exclusively premiered on Sounds Like Nashville, is one of a series of releases that will take place at six week intervals over the following months.
Pell, who recently made appearances on several nationally syndicated shows, including The Bobby Bones Show, Sirius XM's The Highway, America's Morning Show, Entertainment Tonight, and Extra, is signed with Peer music and continues to work with some of the industry's biggest hit songwriters, including producer Brandon Kinney, country music superstar Cole Swindell, Ash Bowers, Jaron Boyer, Dan+Shay, and more.
"Pretty Close" is now available on iTunes and Spotify.
Randy Rogers Band & Josh Abbott Band Slated For NYC's 9th Annual Salute to Texas Independence Day Show March 4
(Press Release) On Saturday, March 4, Randy Rogers Band will headline NYC's 9th Annual Salute to Texas Independence Day, with direct support from Josh Abbott Band. Other artists performing that night include Casey Donahew Band, Stoney LaRue and an acoustic set by William Clark Green and friends. Any patron with a Texas-related tattoo or wearing clothing with a Texas college logo will receive one complimentary drink (must be 21+).
The Randy Rogers Band is a "fine, no-glitz, knowing hard-country outing" (Wall Street Journal) known for delivering two hours of twin-fiddle driven music more than 100 nights a year. After wrapping a sold out West-coast tour to end 2016, the "musicians who grow along with their audience" (NPR) are slated for a record-breaking 2017, touring the East coast to kick off the year, followed by a performance at Stagecoach in April. The band's single "Tequila Eyes" is "a new standard, a sozzled, tragic take on the Eagles' placid country-rock" (Rolling Stone Country) and is currently climbing the Billboard Hot Country singles chart.
Josh Abbott Band is kicking off 2017 with a performance on Conan on Thursday, January 18 (TBS) and their 'Live It While You've Got It' Tour this spring in support of their last release, 'Front Row Seat.' The album debuted at #1 on Billboard's Independent Albums chart and has garnered high praises since release. Rolling Stone Country called it "Ambitious not only for its confidently twangy sound at a time of remixes and pop influence, but because it goes out on a limb in a way country hasn't seen in decades."
Tickets are available on the Terminal 5 website, here. For sample of what to expect from the show, here's a Spotify playlist: https://play.spotify.com/user/shorefire/playlist/RRB_JAB_TX
(Press Release) Chapel Hill, NC natives Sarah Shook & the Disarmers have signed with Bloodshot Records and will release their album Sidelong on April 28. The band is also working on a brand new album for release in 2018. Sarah Shook & the Disarmers have been heralded by No Depression, Alternate Root, and Rolling Stone Country, with the last saying, “Honest to a fault and as foul-mouthed as a drunken sailor, she's a nonconforming spitfire who's proud of not fitting in with mainstream country music.”
PRE-ORDER LINK: https://www.bloodshotrecords.com/album/sidelong
Historic John T Floore's Kicks Off 75th Anniversary April 14th with Co-Headliners Robert Earl Keen and Randy Rogers Band
Nashville, TN - - - Jan, 2017 (Press Release) - - - Legendary honky tonk, Floore’s Country Store will kick off their 75th Anniversary season in style with Robert Earl Keen and Randy Rogers Band on April 14th. The co-headline is the first of many special performances scheduled for the 2017 Anniversary Season. Tickets for the sure-to-sell-out event will go on sale this Friday, January 27th at 10:00am CT. Tickets will be available at the venue as well as online at www.liveatfloores.com.
With a history steeped in country music, legends, and lore, Floore’s is a slice of Americana and a reminder that they just don’t make 'em like they used to. “Floore's Country Store is a timeless honky tonk. One hundred years from now, you're going to step out of your spaceship and tell your robot spouse, 'This is Floore’s Country Store. It's where music was invented,'” said Robert Earl Keen. Rogers added, “I’m proud to be a part of the 75th Anniversary Celebration, it’s an honor to play the shows with Robert, and it will easily be one of the highlights of my career. Both Floore’s and Robert are a big part of why I have a job in this crazy business.”