(NASHVILLE, Tenn. Press Release) Mac McAnally is undoubtedly music royalty. His latest album, A.K.A. Nobody, has critics, industry insiders and a core of devoted fans buzzing loudly enough that word is getting out about Mac. And it is spreading. Up first is the Grammy Museum in Cleveland, MS.
Celebrating the museum's grand opening weekend in early March, McAnally is set to appear as an honored guest and will be welcoming the very first visitors through its doors. On March 17, he'll play SXSW at the Garden & Gun showcase (10:30pm at St. David's Historic Sanctuary, 301 E 8th St).Two days later, it's the 10th anniversary party for Blue Rock Studio in Wimberly, TX.
April opens with a solo performance at Birmingham's WorkPlay Theatre, and another on April 2 at NPR's Bluegrass Underground in McMinnville, TN. Mac returns to Nashville April 5 to play the Mother Church, The Ryman Auditorium, with Ricky Skaggs, Ry Cooder, and Sharon White.
Indie Rock Supergroup East of Venus Readies Debut Album, Memory Box, on Omnivore Recordings April 15th
HOBOKEN, N.J. (Press Release) — When members of alternative heavyweights Winter Hours, The Feelies, Luna, and the Bongos began quietly playing together in the mid-2000s, their fans anticipated something special. The problem? There wasn’t an easy way to hear it — until now.
Memory Box, due out April 15, 2016 on Omnivore Recordings, is the debut album from supergroupEast of Venus, which comprised Michael Carlucci (Winter Hours), Glenn Mercer (The Feelies, Wake Ooloo), Stan Demeski (The Feelies, Luna) andRob Norris (The Bongos). The music encompasses the feeling and passion from all of those bands, but is truly East of Venus’s own.
"THE CHARLIE DANIELS BAND: LIVE AT BILLY BOB'S TEXAS" Premieres Sunday, Feb. 28th at 10/9c on AXS-TV
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 25 Press Release) – For nearly six decades,The Charlie Daniels Band has brought their popular brand of bluegrass, country and southern rock to the masses, rightfully earning their rank as legends in the music industry. Their fiery fiddling No. 1 hit, “The Devil Went Down To Georgia,” is RIAA Certified Platinum, having topped both the country and pop charts and earning the band a GRAMMY Award, three CMA Awards and prime placement on the soundtrack for the movie Urban Cowboy. In 2015, the band performed over 100 concert dates, with one of the first stops being at the world’s largest honky-tonk, Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth. On that night, The Charlie Daniels Band joined Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and many others as a member of the Live At Billy Bob’s Texas family.
Tune in on Sunday, Feb. 28 at 10 p.m. / 9 p.m. CT for the PREMIERE of the entire performance at the iconic venue exclusively on AXS-TV.
After receiving mainstream national attention as contestants on season nine of “America’s Got Talent,” The Willis Clan, a family of 12 brothers and sisters from Nashville, TN, will be performing at the Highline Ballroom in NYC on Sunday, October 23rd as part of their nation-wide tour.
Performing regularly on The Grand Ole Opry stage alongside many of today’s hottest names in Country Music, the family also has Irish music and dancing roots. 2015 has been an exciting year for the clan with the popularity of their reality show on TLC, “The Willis Family,” airing on March 15 at 10/9c, as well as releasing their 3rd album, Heaven.
Sunday, October 23, 2016
Showtime @ 8:00 PM
Doors open @ 6:00 PM
Tickets $20 - $35
ALBUM SOMETHING MORE THAN FREE WINS TWO GRAMMYS FOR BEST AMERICANA ALBUM AND BEST AMERICAN ROOTS SONG
Nashville, TN – Acclaimed two-time Grammy Award winner Jason Isbell will perform on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert this Thursday, February 25. Isbell recently took home his first two Grammy Awards for his celebrated 2015 album Something More Than Free, winning BEST AMERICANA ALBUM and BEST AMERICAN ROOTS SONG, for the track “24 Frames”.
Along with an unprecedented chart debut with the #1 Rock, #1 Folk and #1 Country album, Something More Than Free received unanimous praise from a wide range of press. The album landed in numerous year-end top album lists, including Rolling Stone (#7), Village Voice ‘Pazz & Jop’ (#11), Entertainment Weekly’s ’10 Best Country Albums of 2015’ (#3), NPR Music’s “Top 50 Albums of 2015”, American Songwriter (#3), No Depression’s Critic’s Poll Top 10 (#1), Reader’s Poll (#1), and many more.
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit recently returned from Europe to begin a U.S. tour, headlining some of their largest venues yet. Demand remains high as many recent dates have sold out, including two nights to kick things off at ACL Live at the Moody Theatre in Austin, TX. This week, Isbell will perform two sold out shows at The Beacon Theatre in New York.
On March 25th, the Orlando, Flordia-based singer songwriter Terri Binion will release The Day After The Night Before, her first album in over fourteen years. This collection of 11 songs summarizes her journey, or attempt rather, at finding some sense of normalcy after enduring a year that saw the tragic loss of her wife, along with both parents, and an aftermath that included a long and unsuccessful bid for justice due to a legal system still struggling to recognize same sex marriage.
Today, PopMatters premiered "Burden Song," the second track to be released from the album. Editor Sarah Zupko called Binion a "singer-songwriter's singer-songwriter" and praised her for her "meticulously crafted lyrics and consummate musicality."
Stream the song here:
The Day After The Night Before chronicles Binion's personal journey through her pain and loss, while instilling a sense of true love and hope. With each of her previous releases, Leavin' This Town and Fool, she has demonstrated a knack for clear-eyed honesty and a deep understanding of the human condition.
Over the course of her twenty-year career, Terri Binion has built a devoted fan base that happens to include Lucinda Williams (who sang on Binion’s last album, 2004’sFool), Jim White (who penned a heartfelt bio that appears on her website), and songwriting legend Jimmy Webb (who, in his biography, singled out Binion as one of the most promising songwriters working today).
A FIRST TIME GRAMMY® WIN FOR “BEST BLUEGRASS ALBUM” FOR THE TOP-CHARTING ROUNDER RECORDS RELEASE THE MUSCLE SHOALS RECORDINGS
Former band member, the incomparable Chris Stapleton invites group for surprise set during his three night sold-out stand at The Ryman to a roar of excitement
Nashville, TN (February 24, 2016 Press Release) - Rounder Records’ group, The SteelDrivers is taking 2016 by storm, having already sold out a majority of its shows leading into the spring, winning a first-time GRAMMY® award for the acclaimed #1 album The Muscle Shoals Recordings, and joining former bandmate Chris Stapleton at his sold-out concert at The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. For more information, please visit The SteelDrivers' website here.
“We could not have scripted this,” says SteelDriver Gary Nichols. “We put our hearts and souls into every show and every recording we do,” he continued. “We have a great team of believers behind us and the SteelHeads are the best in helping spread the word about our music and our shows. Thanks to you all.”
"Silver City Bound has their own loose-limbed charm...serving up a sprightly mixture of folk, country, mariachi, and more." - The New Yorker
"Americana at its best." - Huffington Post
Having played Folk Alliance as well as having opened for the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Amy Helm, and Sam Bush, NYC's Silver City Bound - accordionist (that's, right accordian!) and vocalist Sam Reider, guitarist and vocalist Justin Poindexter, bassist Noah Garabedian, and drummer Will Clark - are prepping to release their new EP, Take My Picture, which follows up their award winning album Diner In The Sky (named Best Americana album 2014 from the Independent Music Awards).
Consisting of five tracks, (four originals and a heavenly rendition of "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man,") Take My Picture wickedly merges zydeco, folk, jazz and rock for a more than a solid listen.
Opening with an influx of horns, "Take My Picture" is a rootsy rocker featuring lush melodies, smooth vocals and a foot stomping, hand clap filled bridge that you'll find irresistible....and will definitely leave you wanting to hear more.
The Daily Country is pleased to be able to stream the soulful title track below.
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GRAMMY-Nominated Country Music Couple Joey+Rory Land #1 Position on This Week's Billboard Country Music Sales Chart
All-New Hymns Recording from GRAMMY-nominated Duo Tops the
Billboard Music Video Chart, Contemporary Christian Album Chart
and Christian Video Chart
NASHVILLE, Tenn.--February 23rd, 2016 (Press Release) GRAMMY®-nominated, husband-and-wife country music duo Joey+Rory garnered the No. 1 position on this week’s Country Music chart, according to Nielsen Soundscan, with their all-new recording, Hymns That Are Important To Us (Gaither Music Group).
The 13-song recording, produced by Rory and Joe West (except “When I’m Gone,” which was produced by Gary Paczosa), also topped the Contemporary Christian Album chart, while the Hymns That Are Important To Us video landed at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Music Video chart and on the Christian Video chart. In addition, the audio recording took the No. 4 spot on this week’s Billboard Top 200 chart.
Vassar Pairs Music, Wine and Stories in Video Series on SongsFromTheCellar.com
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 23, 2016) – Phil Vassar is back with an all-new episode of “Songs from the Cellar” as the award-winning singer/songwriter opens the doors to his personal cellar to showcase wine and spirits, share unforgettable stories and collaborate with special guests, including Sarah Darling who’s featured in the latest episode. Darling is a talented singer-songwriter who has played numerous times at the Opry and has had recent radio success with songs such as “Home to Me,” and “Little Umbrellas.”
In the first of a two-part episode, Vassar sampled Darling’s irresistible macaroons, paired with a 2011 St Urban-Hof Splatise Riesling before they collaborated on her new tune titled, “Cowboy Ride,” featured on Darling’s upcoming album. The second part will be released in the coming weeks.