(Press Release) Cue playback, it’s time for Can’t Stop Shakin,’ a new video from Austin’s Whitney Rose. This new clip turns a song about nerves into a nervy show of shimmy and strength, golden throne, sequined boots, country hair and all.
"Can’t Stop Shakin’" features three of Austin’s go-to entertainers: Frostine Shake, a ballerina with a message that ‘Every Body is a Dancer’s Body,' burlesque sensation Ruby Joule and singer/dancer Jolie Goodnight. "Can’t Stop Shakin’" was directed by Blake Judd and Todd Tue of Milk Products Media.
Rose is currently in the running for one of the more original titles in music, Ameripolitan Awards’ Honky Tonk Female of the Year. Respect for her unique ‘real deal’ countrypolitan sound continues to build at home – attested by her place on the cover of Texas Music Magazine’s winter issue, where Rose is the first Canadian artist to have this honour – and beyond, where she and her newest album Rule 62 made a strong showing on Nashville Scene’s annual Country Music Critics’ Poll, landing on Best Album, Best New Act and Female Vocalist lists.
Lyft and Brett Eldredge have teamed up to announce Lyft’s latest addition to the Round Up & Donate family, St. Jude Children’s Hospital. In honor of this, some courageous kids and their families were given the surprise of their life to celebrate with their favorite star!
To kick this off, Brett treated his young fans to their dream experience including exclusive backstage access to his sold-out show in Nashville. See their reactions to him inviting them to the show HERE!
Brett says, “I am so thankful to St. Jude for the opportunity to meet these incredible kids. The courage and zest for life that they have is something that will inspire me forever. Now everyone can help make an impact with Lyft’s Round Up & Donate. I hope that everyone can see how powerful and simple it is to help by donating. Let’s give these children the life that they deserve.”
With St. Jude joining Round Up & Donate, passengers now have the chance to impact the lives of courageous kids fighting cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Learn more about Lyft’s Round Up & Donate here which to date, has raised $4 million dollars for various causes in eight months.
You can find more information on Lyft’s blog here.
NASHVILLE, TN - Jan. 29, 2018 (Press Release) - PLATINUM selling breakthrough band LANCO claims the No. One spot on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart this week with HALLELUJAH NIGHTS (Arista Nashville), marking the first Country band to open at No. One with a debut album since Lady Antebellum in 2008. Featuring their two-week No. One hit “Greatest Love Story” and their new single “Born To Love You” the "collection puts an anthemic spin on young love and small-town life" (The Tennessean) and has dominated the top of the iTunes Country chart since its release.
“Over the past five years we wanted to ride this dream as far as it would go and it’s hard to find the words to describe our debut record at the top of the chart,” said lead singer Brandon Lancaster. “We couldn’t be more grateful to see people gravitating towards these new songs that represent who we are, and its been wild to see these crowds sing every line back to us.”
Following performances on The Ellen Degeneres Show, The Bachelor, the TODAY Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the “arena-rock leaning band” (Entertainment Weekly) brought their "twangy rock with blistering guitars and chugging rhythms” (Nashville Scene) to capacity crowds this past weekend at the Gramercy Theatre in NYC, Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ, PBR in Baltimore and The Bluestone in Columbus, OH. LANCO "has given fans what they've been waiting for” (Pop Culture) and critics continue to champion HALLELUJAH NIGHTS, which features 11 tracks co-written by the band’s lead singer and namesake, Brandon Lancaster.
For more information on LANCO and upcoming tour dates, visit www.LANCOMusic.com.
WIN! Two Tickets to the Texas Independence Day Celebration on March 2nd with Aaron Watson, Jack Ingram, and Ryan Beaver
When: March 2nd
Where: Gramercy Theatre NYC
Tickets: $25; 16+ unless accompanied by a guardian
Doors: 7pm / Show: 8pm*
*Showtime is subject to change
On March 2nd, Texas comes to the Gramercy Theatre in NYC with the Texas Independence Day Celebration. Headlined by troubadour Aaron Watson, whose last album was 2017's critically acclaimed Vaqueroo, the incredible night of music begins with newcomer Ryan Beaver and esteemed singer-songwriter Jack Ingram - three artists who are not be missed live!
In advance of the show, TDC is thrilled to be giving away a pair of tickets to the show. All you have to do to enter is Comment below OR Retweet and Follow us on Twitter. The winner will be announced on February 12th.
Gramercy Theatre’s intimate live experience remains unmatched by any other Manhattan venue. Get up close and personal with the performers in the general admission section, or enjoy a full view of the unforgettable environment with their authentic theatre seating. For more information:
Norwegian born singer-songwriter Liv Austen storms into 2018 with an uplifting new country-pop single. Don’t Regret A Single One.
Liv explains “the song is an anthem for anyone who’s made mistakes in love, and learnt from them. It’s about how heartache makes you stronger and that relationships, both successful and unsuccessful, make us who we are”. Liv also tackles sexist assumptions by talking positively about having had several relationships, something that is still unfortunately seen more commonly as accepted behaviour for men. Liv’s rich lead vocal has the same dynamic power of that of Carrie Underwood. This combined with Liv’s undeniably catchy melodies and lyrical charm enables her to create something both infectious and inspiring.
2018 is shaping up the be an exciting year for Liv Austen and her heartfelt blend of country-pop. For more information visit HERE
A digital-only collection of 13 previously unheard tracks from the same recording dates that produced Price’s critically acclaimed 2017 album.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Chris Price had a breakthrough year in 2017. Fresh off the heels of producing Emitt Rhodes’ comeback album Rainbow Ends and touring alongside the Who as an opening act with Tal Wilkenfeld, Price went into the studio to complete work on what would become his own second solo album, the critically acclaimed fan favorite Stop Talking.
Much was made at the time of that album’s release about the lengthy and highly productive sessions, which left Price with a catalog of nearly 50 tracks to choose from. Some of the best material written and recorded during that time was left off of Stop Talking because it simply didn’t fit. With the arrival of Dalmatian, Price’s brand new third album and second release in only 10 months, that music finds new life in an electrifying new package that begs to be heard from start to finish.
Dalmatian will be released digitally on Omnivore Recordings on March 2, 2018.
Moore Will Take Special Guests Drake White And Fairground Saints For Stint In The US And Canada - Tickets Go On Sale Feb. 2
Nashville, TN - Jan. 30, 2018 (Press Release) - Multi-PLATINUM singer/songwriter Kip Moore announced the second leg of his headlining PLEAD THE FIFTH TOUR today, kicking off in Kingston, ON on 3/22. The new dates follow the fall leg of the tour which wrapped with a sold-out stint and praise from critics, including declaring “if you're not sold on Kip Moore, one of his concerts will make you a fan… dang, is it a good show!” (The Boot.) Moore has invited Drake White to rejoin him on the trek following a fun-filled fall run, and has also enlisted Fairground Saints to join. Tickets will go on sale on Feb. 2 at 10am CT, here.
Singer-songwriter Michelle LeBlanc is set to release her debut EP, A Man Like You, on March 2, 2018. The five-track outing, produced by Nick Buda, is a true reflection of LeBlanc’s fiery heart and gypsy soul - a confessional, vulnerable collection of songs about the time in her life when she took a leap of faith to move to a new city while having to leave behind someone she felt deeply for.
Today, TDC is incredibly proud to share one of the album's tracks, "Loving A Hurricane." Penned by LeBlanc and Amy Gerhartz, the heartfelt, accessible ballad is led by LeBlanc's airy, emotive vocals telling the story of a woman who finally garnered the courage to leave a toxic relationship.
LeBlanc relays the story behind the song explaing, "I wrote this song with one of my good friends, Amy Gerhartz. We had both just moved to Nashville around the same time and this was one of the first songs we wrote together. I remember showing up to her apartment for our co-writing session, where she was making a pot of chili for us because that’s what good co-writers do... they feed you. At that point, I was in the process of trying to move on from a man from my past life back in NYC who left me very confused. We had this ongoing dynamic where one of us would sort of show up out of the blue, and I would feel like I was the center of his universe, and it felt as though he had deeper feelings for me, but then he would always disappear on me shortly after. That pattern kept repeating itself over and over and was becoming destructive and toxic for me. So, I went into our writing session wanting to write a song about being in love with an unavailable man and how painful that experience is. We wrote the song in one sitting. It came quickly and easily, and when it moved me to tears by the end, I knew it had a some magic about it."
"Cause loving a man like you is like loving a hurricane
You’re so intense, you pull me in destroying everything in your way
And standing in the middle of the eye sure as hell ain’t worth the pain
And your winds don’t make it easy to stay
Loving a hurricane"
Listen to, and share, "Loving A Hurricane" above and then read on as LeBlanc discusses her musical heroes, details what's next, and more.
(Nashville, Tenn. – January, 2018 Press Release) – The Country Faith music series is gearing up for the release of Country Faith: Love Songs, to be released this Friday, January 26. Country Faith: LoveSongs features romantic tracks from some of today’s leading Country stars, including Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Phil Vassar, The Judds, Randy Travis and more, delivering songs of faith, hope, and love.
The standard full-length studio album consisting of country music’s biggest stars and their best love songs will be released through digital outlets, iTunes and Amazon, as well as physical stores, like Walmart. Additionally, a deluxe version with two bonus tracks added will be exclusively available at Cracker Barrel locations. The album is the sixth release in the series and will be distributed by Curb|Word Entertainment.
The series was originally inspired by the popular books written by Deborah Evans Price, Country Faith (No.1 on People Magazine’s Special Country Edition) and Country Faith Christmas (feat. on Billboard, Country Weekly & iTunes Top 10 Country Albums Chart). She’s a Country Music Association award-winning journalist, as well as a freelance writer for Billboard, Sounds Like Nashville, Rolling Stone Country, First for Women, Redbook and Simple Grace. Price is the co-founder of Country Faith LLC where, “Celebrating the Heart and Soul of Country Music,” is her ultimate goal.
Indie roots/blues band, Marty O’Reilly & the Old Soul Orchestra recently premiered the beautifully moving, "Off And On Again" from their upcoming LP, Stereoscope, due out on 2/9. Co-produced by Cian Riordan (Doyle Bramhall II, Foxygen, Nickel Creek) and the members of the Old Soul Orchestra, Stereoscope represents the maturation of artists shedding hero worship and embracing the creativity within. The resulting 11 songs represent a milestone entry for Marty O’Reilly & the Old Soul Orchestra, offering forth the band’s most assured release to date.
In their five-year existence, Marty O’Reilly & the Old Soul Orchestra have released one previous full-length album, Pray for Rain, one EP, Preach ‘Em Now!, and have toured nationally and internationally, selling out venues along the West Coast and throughout the United Kingdom. Select career live performance highlights include Outsidelands Festival, Bottlerock, and the Maverick Festival, where despite being at the bottom of the bill, the group managed to sell more CDs than any other artist in the festival's history. Additionally, Marty O’Reilly & the Old Soul Orchestra have played shows with Shakey Graves, Deer Tick, Martin Sexton and Kaki King, and were featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition.
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