If only Texas and NY were closer......Wade Bowen's 16th Annual Bowen Classic will be held on June 1st & 2nd in Waco, TX. The golf tournament, which is already sold out, will occur on June 2nd. The concert/jam is held the day prior, June 1st, at Indian Spring Park and will include performances by Adam Hood, Micky and the Motorcars, Randy Rogers, Willy and Cody Braun (of Reckless Kelly) and more!! A great time for a good cause, why would you not be there???
Wade has said, “I truly love having the opportunity to help those in need, which is one of the many reasons the Bowen Classic is very important to me. I’ve been very privileged over the last 16 years to have such dedicated and hard working friends and family to help contribute to the success of this event and The Bowen Family Foundation. I look forward to continuing my efforts to raise money for others, while having a blast doing it!”
The Bowen Classic has raised close to a million dollars for charities that help children. Wade & his wife Shelby started their own foundation to raise money for kids in need & charitable organizations close to their hearts. Wade & Shelby not only want to raise money for these organizations, they also want to create awareness and support for these charities and those who turn to these organizations for help, in Wade’s hometown of Waco, TX.
EVENT TIMELINE:Sunday, June 1, 2014 - Concert
WADE BOWEN & FRIENDS CONCERT
Doors open at 2:30
Indian Spring Park
100 University Parks Drive
Across from the Waco Hilton in between Franklin and Washington Ave. From 1-35, exit 335C and head west.
Monday, June 2, 2014 – Golf Tournament
Cottonwood Creek Golf Course
Waco, TX 76711
9 – 10:45am golfers register
11am Shotgun......Dinner and awards immediately following
For the where, when and lots more details visit here.
Big & Rich will kick off four days of Country Music from June 5-8 at the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage during CMA Fest. The Chevrolet Riverfront Stage is completely FREE! The gates open at 9 AM/CT for four-day ticket holders and 9:45 AM for the general public.
Performance times have yet to be announced but the following is a list of artists scheduled to appear.
Big and Rich Billy Ray Cyrus
Eric Paslay Frankie Ballard
Craig Campbell Tyler Farr
Charlie Worsham LoCash Cowboys
Cole Swindell Darryl Worley
Dustin Lynch The Swon Brothers
Love and Theft Jason Michael Carroll
Cassadee Pope The Cadillac Three
Wynonna Maggie Rose
Craig Morgan Terri Clark
Danielle Bradbury Gloriana
Parmalee Colt Ford
Dan + Shay Corey Smith
Chase Rice Lonestar
Collin Raye Lorriee Morgan & Pam Tillis
Kristian Bush Jon Pardi
Kellie Pickler Uncle Kracker
Clay Walker David Nail
Dawes, Jason Isbell, Patty Griffin, Wade Bowen, Paper Bird, Jackopierce, Andrew Ripp, Kylie Rae Harris and Michaelis To Perform
Rendezvous Music Festival, presented by Be Live Events, is coming to Beaver Creek, Colo. Sept 19-20, 2014. This marks the first year of the full-scale event, which features performances by nationally known singer-songwriters.
Centered in the heart of the Rockies, the festival features outdoor stages, the Vilar Performing Arts Center, intimate house concerts, and food and wine, amongst the breathtaking views of the Colorado mountains. Combining musical performances in intimate crowds, along with the fall landscape makes the Rendezvous Music Festival unique and memorable to its attendees.
Confirmed performers include Dawes, Jason Isbell, Patty Griffin, Wade Bowen, Paper Bird, Jackopierce, Andrew Ripp, Kylie Rae Harris and Michaelis. Additional talent will be announced in the coming weeks. For breaking news regarding the festival, sign up to recieve email updates through www.rendezvousbc.com.
To view highlights in support of the 2014 Rendezvous Music Festival, clickhere.
Tickets are now available for purchase throughhttp://www.rendezvousbc.com. Three ticket options for the festival are available: Weekend tickets, Saturday-only tickets and Strawberry Park General Admission.
Weekend tickets are $145 per person and allows admittance into all festival locations and events that take place during the two-day festival. The weekend ticket package includes Friday’s “An Evening In The Rockies” event featuring live music and wine pairings at private luxury homes in Beaver Creek Village. “An Evening In The Rockies” will serve as the kickoff for the weekend and begins at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19. Saturday's Strawberry Park Outdoor Stage is included for Weekend ticket holders, with doors opening at 12:00 p.m. and the show ending at 6:30 p.m. This stage will feature performances by Dawes, Jason Isbell, Paper Bird, Wade Bowen, Kylie Rae Harris, and more. Weekend ticket holders will enjoy two complimentary drinks during the Strawberry Park Outdoor Stage performances, and also receive a commemorative Rendezvous Music Festival blanket. Weekend tickets include admittance to the Vilar Performing Arts Center with performances beginning at 7:30 p.m. Confirmed performances for the Vilar show include Jackopierce, Andrew Ripp and Patty Griffin. Weekend ticket holders will also enjoy entry to a private reception prior to the Vilar show where they can enjoy complementary beverages and mingle with the artists. Attendees are encouraged to purchase these two-day passes early as a very limited number of Weekend tickets are available. At this time, early bird tickets are available for $125 and will only be available while supplies last.
Saturday-only tickets are $95 per person and offer admittance into shows scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 20. These tickets include the Strawberry Park outdoor stage show which runs from 12:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. featuring Dawes, Jason Isbell, Paper Bird, Wade Bowen, and Kylie Rae Harris with more performers to be announced. Saturday Passes also include admittance into the Vilar Performing Arts Center Theatre which begins at 7:30 p.m. and features performances by Jackopierce, Andrew Ripp and Patty Griffin. An early bird rate of $75 per ticket is now available, and will be in effect until June 1 or while supplies last.
Strawberry Park general admission is $35 per person and is for Saturday’s outdoor Strawberry Park stage show only. The outdoor event will take place from 12:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. and include performances by Dawes, Jason Isbell, Paper Bird, Wade Bowen, Kylie Rae Harris and many more.Currently, an early bird rate of $25 per Strawberry Park general admission ticket is available. The early bird rate will be in effect untilJune 1 or while supplies last.
“We’re excited about the opportunity to partner with Beaver Creek Resort Company to create a weekend of music throughout the village. Our vision is to saturate Beaver Creek with music, bringing a unique experience to fans by hosting performances in one-of-a-kind settings including private homes, slope side stages, and the Vilar Performing Arts Center,” said Be Music and Entertainment President, Michael Blanton.
To purchase tickets visit www.rendezvousbc.com. An additional service fee is added to all ticket sales at checkout. Tickets can also be purchased at the gate providing tickets are still available.
For more information, visit www.rendezvousbc.com and follow the Rendezvous Music Festival on Facebook and Twitter.
Award-winning singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley’s “I Hold On” has officially been certified GOLD in the US by the RIAA for digital sales of over 500,000 downloads and simultaneously received GOLD certification by the CRIA in Canada. Released on Capitol Records Nashville, RISER’s lead track has become Bentley’s 11th career No. one single as both a singer and songwriter.
Bentley is following up RISER’s GOLD single with “Nashville’s Freshest, Funniest Party Song” (Star Tribune), “Drunk On A Plane." Fans can catch Bentley out on his headlining 2014 RISER TOUR for opening weekend in Charlotte, NC (5/9) and Raleigh, NC (5/10) next week. For a full list of tour dates, visit www.dierks.com.
On April 28th, Rising country star Carissa Leigh released her debut EP The Blackbird EP.
The Blackbird EP, produced by Tone Def (Santana, Green Day) boasts four tracks including, "Bad Boy", "Man Enough", "Can't Come Back From That" and "Losing You". Carissa shares more on the songs saying, "'Man Enough" and "Bad Boy" are kind of more sassy and fun! Then "Can't Come Back From That" really captured how I felt at the time that I wrote it!"
Carissa co-wrote all tracks on The Blackbird EP along with other writers including, Clay Mills (Darius Rucker), Brian White (Trace Adkins, Rascal Flatts), Andrew Fromm (The Backstreet Boys, Nsync, Billy Gilman) and country singer JT Hodges. Talking about the EP, Carissa shares, "I'm excited for fans to hear some new music from me and see how I've progressed as both a writer and an artist."
Carissa is currently on a radio tour to promote her debut single "Bad Boy".
The Blackbird EP on iTunes
Stories of Desolation and Commitment From a Singlewide Trailer on Seventeen Acres in Tennessee
ASHEVILLE, NC -- Before patching up the old trailer in West Tennessee, grass grew through cracks on the floor and copperheads mingled between decades of stacked boxes on a grandfather’s hand-me-down farm. It was in this abandoned singlewide that Americana artist Joseph LeMay cleared a space for his new life as a married man and Seventeen Acres, his first full-length release which is set for release on Tuesday, May 20, 2014.
Filled with stories of dissecting the nuances of love and uncertainty, Seventeen Acres was produced by LeMay himself and came to life in the same space the stories originated. Songs like “Fruit on the Vine” and “Warrant for My Worry” ache with missed expectations and hope in their draught, while “Molly My Girl” and “Just So” are timeless tales of endearing love. Start to finish, LeMay’s labor is driven by this love and all the desperation, fear and commitment that comes with it.
“Music fulfills a need,” says LeMay. “It’s communicating across mediums. We don’t just want words. It’s the color and the canvas. The cadence and the lyric.” It’s with a balanced grasp of bare truth and pursuit of grace that LeMay channels this primal need in the desolation of his Seventeen Acres.
Joseph LeMay. Photo by Juan Solorzano
LeMay began performing at an age when most kids are focused on learning the alphabet. Just barely a teen, the young musician could add Showtime at the Apollo, an opening gig for Brian Wilson and a countless line of county fairs across the southeast to his list of growing accomplishments. This passion for music continued to manifest during high school as LeMay took to writing and moved to New York in search of work as a performer.
During his time in Manhattan, LeMay’s musical future bent when he met music veteran Charlie Peacock, producer of The Civil Wars and The Lone Bellow. LeMay moved to Nashville and spent hours as a silent observer of Peacock as artists passed through his studio. Witnessing the life of a working musician changed LeMay, inspiring him to find his voice.
It wasn’t long before LeMay found himself in an age-old Nashville ritual- working a part-time job to pay the bills and creating on the side. “After making sandwiches for 60 hours a week, it’s hard to find the energy and time to do the work you want,” says LeMay. To escape the inevitable pace their life was heading, LeMay and his new wife made a drastic change of scenery and moved into that forgotten trailer on her family’s inherited farm on the outskirts of Dyersburg, Tenn.
“It’s like sitting under a magnifying glass,” says LeMay of the isolation of rural Tennessee. “Writing this record, I was constantly alone and in a period of self-doubt. I was worried I wouldn’t measure up as a new husband and as a songwriter, more or less thrown out in the wilderness.” The intensity of his self-examination led to what we now know as Seventeen Acres.
For more about Joseph LeMay and tour dates, please visit www.JosephLeMayMusic.com.
Also, keep up-to-date with news at facebook.com/josephlemaymusic and twitter.com/josephlemay.
It's Monday and what better way to start off the week than with new music from the talented, funny, and sassy Sunny Sweeney! "Bad Girl Phase" premiered on Sirius XM's The Highway this morning and from the tweets and Facebook posts people, us included, are loving it! You can pick up the single below.
Get a glimpse at some of his live shows as well as a look at life on the road for Granger Smith and his band during episode of one YEE YEE TV.
Don't forget his Boot Walk is May 4th- 8th. You can learn more about it and find out how you an participate here.
Find Granger on Facebook http://facebook.com/GrangerSmith
Follow him on Twitter http://twitter.com/GrangerSmith
For more information visit his official website: http://GrangerSmith.com
Tickets are selling quickly for all shows on the first leg of Eric Church’s recently announced and highly anticipated “The Outsiders World Tour” with special guest Dwight Yoakam, and fans are encouraged to make their purchases now in order to guarantee a seat for what will undoubtedly be one of the hottest concert tours of 2014.
Over 14,000 tickets have been sold since Friday at Target Center in Minneapolis making it one of the hottest stops on the first set of announced dates. In fact, currently only a small number of seats directly behind the stage—unofficially coined “The Choir Loft”—in the upper bowl remain for Minneapolis fans who want to purchase seats for Church’s Sept. 16 show. However, that will change momentarily this afternoon (Apr. 25) at 5:00 PM/CDT, as 902 tickets have been identified as being purchased by scalpers that were in violation of the sales limits of the show. Those ticket orders have been cancelled, and the 902 tickets will be put back into the system for sale at that time.
“A lot of acts just want to sell as many tickets as they can and they don't care who they sell them to,” said Church, a long-time foe of ticket scalping. “I want my fans to be the ones who buy tickets to my shows, and I want scalpers to back off. I can't stop ticket scalpers completely, but I can definitely make it harder for them.”
All ticket orders for Church’s “The Outsiders World Tour” will be scrutinized to combat scalping as much as possible so that the fans can have the best opportunity to see the concert for the originally intended price.
Opening the tour on different dates throughout the first leg will be rising country music duo Brothers Osborne, critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Brandy Clark, or the hard rocking band Halestorm.
For more information, visit www.ericchurch.com.
We may be based outside NYC, but we absolutely are fans of Texas/Red Dirt music and love catching up with the troubadours, both those who live the dream and those who are chasing it, via the "Troubadour, TX" shows. It was announced today that there will be seven new season three episodes of the docu-reality show set to air, with the first debuting April 26th.
Texas singer-songwriter television series “Troubadour, TX” will return April 26, 2014 with all-new episodes to finish out its third successful season on the Texas Plus syndicated network of 17.3 million homes throughout Texas and key surrounding markets.
The new episodes will have even more of a focus on the music, getting back to the basics of what it takes to make it as a troubadour in Texas. The final seven episodes of the season will include a variety of Texas music, including Country, Pop, Americana and Alternative.
Returning troubadours include Zane Williams, Josh Grider, Cody Johnson,Curtis Grimes, Michaelis and Kylie Rae Harris. The final episodes of season three will also showcase some new talent, including Andrew Ripp and Jackopierce.
The new episodes will continue to feature those troubadours living the dream, such as Ray Wylie Hubbard, Rodney Crowell, Jack Ingram, Wade Bowen, Roger Creager and more.
Co-creator of the series, Stacy Dean Campbell, narrates the docu-reality series, and legend Kris Kristofferson appears each week in a segment where he shares his advice on the music, the passion and the journey.
For a sneak peak of the new episodes, click here.
“Troubadour, TX” first premiered across America in 2011. The show has continued to introduce dozens of singer-songwriters as they chased their dreams across the Lone Star State. The documentary-meets-reality TV series focuses on a concentrated lineup of talent, characterized as artists either “Chasing The Dream” or “Living The Dream.”
For more information on the show, visit www.TroubadourTX.com.
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