The 2nd Annual “Kicking For Defenses” Kickball Tournament Kicks Off on May 20th for The Boot Campaign
Nashville, TN (March 29, 2017 Press Release) - In 2016, Ft. Worth music artist, Nick Verzosa, joined forces with The Boot Campaign, a grassroots initiative started in 2009 by five women from Texas known as the Original Boot Girls. In an effort to help spread awareness of military issues, Nick Verzosa launched his inaugural kickball tournament last year in his hometown of Ft. Worth. A full day of kickball exhilaration followed by an evening of music performances by Nick and fellow music artists, raised over $5,000 for the charitable organization. This year they plan to raise twice as much with the help of local businesses and participants. The 2nd Annual “Kicking For Defenses” Kickball Tournament will be held on Saturday, May 20th at Veterans Park in White Settlement, Texas (just outside of Ft. Worth).
Registration and opening ceremonies start at 8:00 AM. First games start at 9:00 AM. An acoustic concert will follow. Go to the event web page to sign up for teams. http://www.nickverzosa.com/kickball. Music artists confirmed to participate include Walt Wilkins, Zac Wilkerson,Bobby Duncan, Brandon Steadman and Jake Dexter.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 29, 2017 Press Release) – The legendary Hank Williams Jr. has kicked 2017 into high gear with a handful of rollicking performances thus far. Never one to slow down, the country music icon has added additional shows to his summer concert calendar. Included in his run are a handful of co-headlining shows with Lynyrd Skynyrd and special guest Aaron Lewis.
Hank Jr. continues to promote his most recent album It’s About Time, which achieved the highest studio album debut of his career. The album skyrocketed to No. 2 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums and broke the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top 200, landing at No. 8.
Hank Jr.'s extremely impressive resume has spawned 70 million albums sold worldwide, six PLATINUM albums, 20 GOLD albums, 13 No. 1 albums and 10 No. 1 singles. Hank Jr. has been named ACM Entertainer of the Year, CMA Entertainer of the Year and BMI Icon in addition to winning a GRAMMY and being inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
As a touring artist, Hank Jr. was a pioneer in bringing arena rock production values to country music, and he remains one of the most consistent ticket sellers in music, period, as generation after generation gets turned on to one of the most dynamic live performers ever to take the stage.
For more information, visit hankjr.com
Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketfly.com at 10am on Friday, March 31st.
Bridging the gap between rock & roll, roadhouse Americana, and the musical sounds of the southwestern United States, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers have carved their own path over 20 years. They've traveled the world, sent eight albums to the top of the Billboard heatseekers Internet Sales Chart, launched an annual music festival in Mexico, started their own line of ultra-premium tequilas and built a global community of music-lovers and peacemakers — all while remaining 100% independent.
The Peacemakers have always looked forward, though, and the summer of 2017 promises another album. Produced by Grammy winning legend Steve Berlin, It'll be the band's tenth studio record, shining new light on a band that's built a career on setting the traditions, twang, and taller-than-life characters of the Southwest to a rock & roll soundtrack.
Big Star Concert Film, 'Thank You, Friends: Big Star's Third Live...And More' to Make North Carolina Premiere at Carolina Theatre on April 21
Panel and performance featuring Big Star’s Jody Stephens
plus North Carolina Big Star Third ensemble members Chris Stamey, Skylar Gudasz, Jeff Crawford and Django Haskins to follow screening.
DURHAM, N.C. (Press Release) — Building on a concept that started with a tribute concert in Chapel Hill in 2010, a score of talented musicians — including sole surviving Big Star member Jody Stephens, Mike Mills (R.E.M.), Jeff Tweedy (Wilco), Robyn Hitchcock, Mitch Easter (Let’s Active), Chris Stamey (the dB’s), Dan Wilson (Semisonic), Kronos Quartet, Skylar Gudasz, Brett Harris, Django Haskins (The Old Ceremony) and more — came together in California in April of 2016 to play songs from the 1978 album Third by Big Star in honor of the band’s late guitarist/songwriter Alex Chilton.
The resulting film of that event, Thank You, Friends: Big Star's Third Live ... And More, to be released by Concord Bicycle Music on April 21st, 2017, had its world premiere at the annual South by Southwest Festival in Austin last month. Rolling Stone proclaimed it one of “20 Must-See Movies at SXSW.”
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 29, 2017 Press Release) – Country Music Hall of Famer and GRAMMY® award-winning living legend Bobby Bare will release THINGS CHANGE May 26, which features a collaboration with Chris Stapleton. The album is Bare’s first studio project in five years and is available for pre-sale now at BobbyBare.com.
THINGS CHANGE will feature 10 tracks written by Bare, Mary Gauthier, Guy Clark and the producer of the project, hit singer/songwriter Max T. Barnes. THINGS CHANGE will be released by HYPERMEDIA Nashville and BFD through RED Distribution.
The album features a special collaboration on Bare’s iconic hit, “Detroit City” with Chris Stapleton adding his unique vocals. The song was written by Mel Tillis and Danny Dill and was originally released by Bare in 1963. It would become one of his most highly requested songs to this day and won a GRAMMY® in 1964 for Best Country/Western Recording.
March 28, 2017 (Press Release) -- Indie-folk/Americana outfit Moonsville Collective recently shared two singles--"Santa Fe" and "New Orleans"—with Glide Magazine and Elmore Magazine, respectively. The group has also recently announced the release of their new EP, Moonsville II, the second down home installment in the group's ongoing four-EP series, which will ultimately scatter 20 new songs throughout 2017.
Moonsville Collective is a Southern California band that writes songs shoveled from the soil that surrounds them. During an age of short attention spans and speedy business, the band draws their inspiration from a simple well and holds firm to the truth that good songs can hold a person's hand through hard times.
As young nomads from the suburbs of Los Angeles, they began their musical fostering by allowing themselves to be adopted into the Central California scene, sitting-in on jug band and old-time music circles where an infectious and pure spirit of “music for music’s sake” lived. Injecting that same spirit into their songs and their lives became their quest. Moonsville, like a train station, always had players and characters stopping in from time to time to play, drink, chat and record. Although recent recognition has ushered them onto bigger stages, the bands roots will always find harvest in low-lit bars, drunken alleys and the hobo lullabies.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 28, 2017 Press Release) – Coming off a streak of sold-out shows, including a three-night run at Nashville's 3rd and Lindsley and a packed show at Atlanta's Variety Playhouse, GRAMMY® award-winning group, The SteelDrivers, announced upcoming dates for their 2017 tour. They will take Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico by storm, and they will return to the country's biggest bluegrass festivals, such as Rudy Fest, Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival and Deep Roots Mountain Festival, to name a few.
The SteelDrivers will also make a hometown stop at the historic Ryman Auditorium on April 18 for a benefit concert for Saint Bernard Academy, one of Nashville's. They will be joined by Rodney Crowell, Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley, Aberdeen Green, Zach Seabaugh and more to be announced. Limited tickets are available at the Ryman Box Office or by visiting the school’s website here.
DUBLIN, Ireland — I Draw Slow has already won over audiences in their home country of Ireland and in many parts of North America. But the band hopes to capture many more stateside hearts with a northeastern tour starting April 20 in Philadelphia, and the April 21 release of their Compass Records debut, Turn Your Face to the Sun.
Dublin siblings Dave and Louise Holden, the songwriting vocalists who front I Draw Slow, share a love of American folk and Irish storytelling traditions, which they combine with close-harmony vocals, intriguing instrumentation and compelling subject matter; on their new album, they examine loss, the darker side of human nature and the uplift of redemption.
Every Spring for the past eight years, Reckless Kelly's Celebrity Softball Jam has brought together musicians, media personalities, and athletes for a fun-filled athleticism optional softball game followed by a post-game concert at Dell Diamond in Round Rock.
As the band enters adulthood - RK turns 21 this year - they are planning a party that will surely be bigger and better than ever and are moving the 9th Annual Reckless Kelly Celebrity Softball Jam to the Fall. Exact dates will be announced soon, so keep an eye out HERE.
For more information including tour dates, visit Reckless Kelly's official website HERE.
Recorded in Austin during a whirlwind session, Chris Jamison's sixth album, Mindless Heart captures the moment that exists between creative tension and composed artistic vision. The eleven songs on the album contain a tenderness and swagger that ebb and flow along a Country/Folk/Americana landscape.
TDC is pleased to premiere the video for the title track on which Jamison commented, "This video is for the title track from the new record. There is a childish innocence to this song. The video brings to life the playfulness of the lyrics and reflects on a time when love seemed like a simple thing."
The video features the interplay of simple, yet creative artistic images with nature scenes that convey the overall sentiment of the song. Watch "Mindless Heart" below.
For more information visit his official website.