Adley Stump Releases Military Family Tribute “Stay At Home Soldier” And Readies “Like This” LP Release May 19th
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 27th, 2015) – Adley Stump, known for her time on Season 2 of NBC’s “The Voice” as part of “Team Blake Shelton”, and fresh off a trip to the 50th Anniversary ACM Awards show, has released a powerful and moving tribute to Military families with the new single & video for “Stay At Home Soldier”
“Stay at Home Soldier” is the lead single from her forthcoming “Like This” (Deluxe) album which is being released by Big Buckle Entertainment on May 19th. Stump is also the founder of the Stay at Home Soldier Project, whose aim is the support, appreciation, and celebration of those who represent the mindset and values of our nation’s military within their own communities here at home.
“When you hear enough stories of personal tragedy, loss, and the heartbreaks of our unsung heroes that we continue to hear in the media, you naturally want to do something to help,” says Ms. Stump. “I can’t write a large check. I can’t be out there on the front lines. And I can’t bring someone’s husband, wife or child back. But what I can do is write a song. I can be a part of the healing, the honoring and the support.”
Stump has been busy preparing for this launch with a trip to the 50th Anniversary ACM Awards show in Dallas, where she charmed Major Outlets on “Radio Row”. Adley has also partnered with Nissan, Logan’s Roadhouse, Remington Outdoors and Little Black Dress Wines. Stump recently co-wrote and recorded “Little Black Dress,” the single, as part of the Little Black Dress partnership (www.adleystump.com/lbd-song to download). Adley is also 1 of 12 “DIY” celebrities in the book “How They Sell Music” being released in May. Her hard work and hustle have not gone un-noticed – she was recently Featured in Forbes magazine.
All this springs from a dare: Adley’s friends dared her to try out for Season 2 of NBC’s wildly popular reality music competition show “The Voice”. She beat out 16,000 other contestants to gain a spot on “Team Blake Shelton”. Although she did not win the ultimate prize, Adley made a lasting impression on fans and the judges alike.
NASHVILLE, TN (April 27, 2015) – In its fifth consecutive year, Women Rock For The Cure™(WRFTC) has set the 2015 date for their annual Young Survivors Retreat, a relaxing weekend aimed to connect young women survivors and those fighting breast cancer to stand together in their journey. The four-day, impactful event will be held September 24th through September 27th, at Deer Run Retreat Center, located just outside of Nashville (3845 Perkins Road Thompson’s Station, TN 37179). The all-expense paid experience is open to around 20 women currently undergoing treatment or survivors of breast cancer who have been diagnosed between the ages of 18-40 years.
Approximately five percent of breast cancers occur in women under the age of 40. These women – college students, young professionals, new moms – often struggle with finding support and education due to the rarity of this diagnosis at a young age. While friends are launching their careers and starting families, surviving is suddenly the new priority. WRFTC developed the Young Survivors Retreat as a way for these women to connect and help support each other in their healing process with peers who can relate.
Jensen Sussman, WRFTC CEO, shares her personal experience with the retreat, “Having to face breast cancer as a young woman is physically, emotionally and mentally challenging. For WRFTC to bring together these women from all across the country who share in the same struggles and see how their connection forms a sisterhood of hope is inspiring.”
The Young Survivors Retreat is an opportunity for attendees to discuss their stories and age-related challenges while making life-long new friends, all in a safe, welcoming environment. Activities include sessions on art, relaxation, nutrition, fertility, relationships and beauty tips.
Throughout the year, WRFTC raises funds for The Retreat including at their signature event – Opry Goes Pink. Thanks to the success of Opry Goes Pink and the organization’s generous supporters, WRFTC covers ALL travel expenses to and from Nashville for Young Survivor attendees. Limited space is available and applications will be accepted beginning Friday, May 1st at 9A CST through Monday, May 4th at 5P CST, via an online application at www.WomenRockForTheCure.org.
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Sasha McVeigh is a talented country singer from England who has taken the US country music scene by storm.
Two and a half years ago, Sasha took a two week trip to Nashville with a plan to perform a handful of shows. What resulted was two weeks of solid bookings at venues such as Tootsies Orchid Lounge, The Rutledge, The Bluebird and various others up and down Broadway. The reception she received found Sasha returning to Nashville numerous times for extended periods in 2012 to 2014. During one of the trips, Sasha recorded her first EP made up solely of original material. Music from the acoustic EP has received airplay in the US and UK and June 8th, Sasha will be releasing her debut album I Stand Alone, the money for which was raised using Kickstarter.
“This is an album I’ve been waiting my whole life to make and I can’t believe it’s finally here,” says Sasha. I Stand Alone chronicles the stories of my life so far and compiles them into one, big rhyming diary.” The album is undoubtedly personal. A collection of songs detailing the life of a young singer/ songwriter who has hit the big time in a country not her own. A fresh voice which encapsulates the meaning of ‘country music’ in every way.
The catchy ‘Someone To Break My Heart’ speaks of needing a muse in the form of a heartbreaker to use as inspiration to write a decent song. The seductively rocky ‘Hot Mess’ describes the dual personalties of each person and having the urge to do something crazy and unexpected. The delightfully trademark-country ‘Time Of My Life’ describes a fond memory of a young love which oozes happiness.
I Stand Alone is home to a selection of endearing and charming tunes that will warm the heart of any country music fan. Sasha McVeigh is on the up and this year she’s out to prove it.
"These past few years have been part of a journey, a journey that's far from over,” says Sasha. “I feel incredibly blessed for all the opportunities that continue to present themselves and for the support of my fans, friends and family. There's a lot to look forward to in 2015 and I just can't wait to get started!"
Sasha will have a Stage-It I Stand Alone Album Pre-Release Show on June 7th, which will be live from Nashville. Information and tickets here.
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THE OAK RIDGE BOYS, MICKEY GILLEY, LARRY GATLIN, LORRIE MORGAN, THE BELLAMY BROTHERS, EXILE, EDDY RAVEN, DAVID FRIZZELL, T. GRAHAM BROWN, RESTLESS HEART'S LARRY STEWART, AND TIM RUSHLOW (FORMERLY OF LITTLE TEXAS) SET TO UNOFFICIALLY KICK OFF CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL DURING "A NIGHT WITH LEGENDS" ON JUNE 10
Nashville, TN (April 27, 2015) - The stars will shine brightly on Wednesday, June 10 as a line-up of Country music legends assemble at the famous Wildhorse Saloon on 2nd Avenue in downtown Nashville to raise funds for The Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. Artists confirmed to perform include The Oak Ridge Boys, Mickey Gilley, Larry Gatlin, The Bellamy Brothers, Lorrie Morgan, Eddy Raven, T. Graham Brown, David Frizzell, Restless Heart's Larry Stewart, Tim Rushlow (formerly of Little Texas) and Exile. Long Island songstressLisa Matassa, who recently recorded a duets album with each of these performers, will collaborate with various artists throughout the evening.
Tickets go on sale through TicketMaster outlets on Wednesday, April 29; prices range from $15 - $120 and include seating options from General Admission to Front Row. Doors open at 6 p.m. 650 AM WSM is the official radio partner with Bill Cody and Larry Gatlin serving as co-hosts, and Renegade Radio Nashville as official online radio partner.
May is shaping up to be a fantastic month of music here in NYC and things kick off May 5th with Butch Walker and Jonathan Tyler at The Concert Hall at the Society for Ethical Culture. Walker is touring in support of his latest album, Afraid of Ghosts, which was released earlier this year. He has had a long career in music both as a front man (Marvelous 3), as well as writer and producer. Constantly mixing things up and displaying an unparalleled versatility, Afraid of Ghosts is an album with grace and depth. For more information visit his official website.
Supporting Walker on this tour, is an aritst who is similarly versatile as well as a skilled songwriter and energizing performer. Jonathan Tyler has played Austin City Limits, Bonnaroo, Hangout Fest and the Voodoo Experience as well as performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and toured alongside AC/DC, ZZ Top, Grace Potter, and Kid Rock. His 2010 LP Pardon Me for Atlantic Records with backing band The Northern Lights reached No. 8 on the Billboard Modern Rock chart and he has had his songs featured in such television shows as Boardwalk Empire and Friday Night Lights.
It was everything Tyler thought he’d wanted and everything he’d signed up for. But it wasn’t really him.
“I knew what I was getting into,” Tyler says now, removed enough from that whirlwind to have gained some perspective on it. “I knew what would happen when we signed with Atlantic. Then I got over it.”
These days, Tyler is a changed man both in person and on record. He’s more introspective and focused. His shoulders are less slumped, as if a heavy burden has been lifted....and it has. Holy Smokes, his forthcoming third LP, finds Tyler shed of major-label constraints, bearing his soul as a songwriter who’s seen the top of the mountain and now seeks a different kind of climb, one filled less with flash and more with substance. The album’s an open look into who Tyler is at this very moment and, most of all, who he feels he’s always really been.
“I’m in this for the long haul,” he says with certainty; and Holy Smokes, filled with songs that fill every emotional nook and cranny, very much plays out like a testament to this fact.
Tyler will release Holy Smokes in late summer. Visit his website to listen to a new track "Everything Was Cool in 2002."
Watch his performance of "Disappear" here.
Where: The Concert Hall at the Society for Ethical Culture
When: Tuesday May 5th
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NASHVILLE, TN (April 24, 2015) – Casey Donahew had a busy week in his home state of Texas last week as he helped the Academy of Country Music celebrate its 50th birthday in a big way during the weekend of concerts, celebrity charity events, and of course the big awards show itself.
Donahew joined Luke Bryan, Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore, Duck Dynasty’s Willie and Jep Robertson, and many more artists and celebrities for the Cabela’s Great Outdoors Archery Event on Saturday April 18th. Though he and the rest of his teammates on Team Justin weren’t victorious against Luke Bryan and his team this year, a tremendous amount of fun was had by all at the event. Each team competed for a Make-A-Wish child and the kids were also given the opportunity to try their archery skills as well.
On Sunday April 19th, Casey walked the red carpet and spoke with many of the numerous media outlets on hand for ACM’s 50th Anniversary Awards celebration.
It’s back to business as usual for the hardworking Texan this week, as he returns to the road for several Texas dates and an upcoming date opening for Brantley Gilbert at the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion in Rogers, AR on May 1st.
Photos courtesy Splash PR
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (Apr. 23, 2015) – Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and Live Nation announced today that on July 30, seven-time GRAMMY nominee Eric Church will be the inaugural performer for Music City’s new Ascend Amphitheater in Riverfront Park.
Recently ranked No. 1 on the all-genreBillboard Hot Tours chart for his successful “The Outsiders World Tour” which continues through this summer, Church will give a rare solo concert performance with just his guitar, giving fans a unique experience from when he set a new venue attendance record of 18,441 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena earlier this year in January. Tickets will go on sale at Ticketmaster next Thursday, Apr. 30 at 10:00 AM (CT).
“The newest addition to Music City’s live music scene will get off to a great start with a concert from Eric Church, who represents what’s great about Music City,” Mayor Dean said. “His songs can’t be confined to just one genre; he draws from country, rock and other types of music that help make the scene here in Nashville so vibrant and eclectic.”
Named one of the “50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now” by Rolling Stone, the EMI Nashville recording artist "... is arguably both the mainstream country artist of the year and the mainstream rock artist of the year and his show made a case for that blend” proclaimed the Memphis Commercial Appeal when reviewing his concert late last year.
The CMA and four-time ACM Award winner finished 2014 as country music’s top-selling artist, with the year’s highest debut and sales of any release in the format as the critical and commercial success The Outsiders reached Platinum status, marking more than one million albums sold. Debuting at No. 1 on both the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart and Top Country Albums chart, The Outsiders garnered GRAMMY, CMA, and ACM Top Album nominations and features his No.1 hits “Give Me Back My Hometown” and “Talladega” as well as his current single “Like A Wrecking Ball.”
For more information on Church, visit www.EricChurch.com.
Nashville, TN (April 22, 2015) - Platinum-selling country star and Streamsound recording artist Kristian Bush charmed CBS’ The Talk hosts – Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler and Sheryl Underwood - yesterday (4/21) with a lively performance of his Top 20 hit "Trailer Hitch." Both Chen and Osbourne tweeted their praise of Bush and SOUTHERN GRAVITY, and the seasoned entertainer had the studio audience snapping and grooving to the song’s catchy beat.
Watch the performance here:
“Trailer Hitch” is the lead single from Bush’s critically acclaimed debut solo album SOUTHERN GRAVITY. Released to rave reviews, SOUTHERN GRAVITY has been lauded by THE BOSTON GLOBE, ROLLING STONE, and THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD as well as COUNTRY WEEKLY, who named it the “feel-good album of the year.”
Bush has been leaving his mark on music for more than two decades. The singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist started his career with folk-rock duo Billy Pilgrim in the early ‘90s, releasing a much-lauded pair of albums for Atlantic Records (self-titled debut and BLOOM). In 2004, he exploded onto the country music scene with Sugarland, surpassing sales of over 22 million albums worldwide, achieving five No. 1 singles and winning numerous awards, including GRAMMYs, AMAs, ACMs, CMT Music Awards and CMAs. To date, Bush has garnered six BMI Awards for his songwriting, and in 2011 he founded the music publishing company and songwriting collective Songs of the Architect, collaborating with Matt Nathanson, the dB’s, Martin Johnson of Boys Like Girls, Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale and more.
Bush is currently headlining shows nationwide with his PUT YOUR SOUL IN IT Tour and will be teaming up with Armed Forces Entertainment in May to perform for military bases in Japan and Okinawa, kicking off with a Memorial Day Concert on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Pat Waters and his label Big Valley Agency have penned an agreement with “Friends Of Texas Public Schools” and “National Mounted Warfare Foundation” to donate the profit from Pat’s album, “Crazy That Way” to each of their respective 501c-3 non-profit groups which are sold from their individual websites. Pat Waters has spent much of his extensive career working with various organizations and charities and is excited for this next venture. “It’s an honor and privilege to team up with these two great organizations,” says Pat, “These champion companies provide education for our children and freedom for America respectively. Both programs touch the lives of people I hold dear to my heart.”
The former football star picked up guitar at age 20, playing at VFW’s, regional oprys and small clubs, wooing the hearts of country music fans throughout the Southwest. To date he has released nine acclaimed CD’s, made Texas Music Charts and even scored a #1 hit in the European market earning him the Terry Award’s Male Vocalist of the Year Award in Texas. Pat has also performed on stage with country legends such as Merle Haggard, John Conlee, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and many others.
Waters is also the “National Spokesperson for America’s Drug Free Promotions,” (501c 3, a humanitarian non-profit organization) traveling to hundreds of school districts throughout the Southwest performing and visiting with youth about the dangers of illicit drugs, teen bullying, teen suicide and the abuse of alcohol. “Today’s students are our country’s future,” Pat said. “It is my aim to help steer them in the right direction using music, my own personal story and statistical facts.”
For more information, visit www.patwaters.com, and follow his Texas personality on Twitter at @patandchainlink.
Photos Courtesy PLA Media
(Nashville, Tenn. – April 22, 2015) – One of Country music’s finest, John Anderson, will release his new album, Goldmine, on May 26. Released on his own record label, Bayou Boys Music, the 13-track collection of original material features authentic lyrics and Anderson’s signature sound. The award-winning and hall of fame songwriter wrote or co-wrote 12 of the album’s 13 tracks. Goldmine is an album that was cut with the artist in complete control. Anderson produced the record with long-time friend and producer Joe Spivey.
“With Goldmine, I thought, first off, I’m going to take my songs into the studio and make a record like I think it ought to be made, without all those other influences,” Anderson says, “I’m more pleased with the sound of this record than I have been in a long time.”
The first single, “I Work a Lot Better” will be shipped to radio on May 11and will be available for download on iTunes, Amazon and other major digital retailers. The rocking mid-tempo track is in the style of previous chart-topping hits, such as “Money in the Bank.” When asked about the single, Anderson stated, “It was actually Josh Turner's idea. He is a fine young man, a great talent and a real asset to modern day country music. Josh and I have written several songs together and it’s always a pleasure to write with him”.
Raised in Apopka, Fla., John Anderson grew up listening to both rock and traditional country. In the end, Anderson resisted the call of rock ‘n roll and chose to pursue his country music dreams, and is recognized as one of the greatest country singers to ever step up to the microphone and possesses one of the most instantly identifiable vocal instruments in the history of the genre.
In 1977, Anderson signed with Warner Brothers Records and had his first major hit in 1980 with Billy Joe Shaver’s, “I’m Just an Old Chunk of Coal (But I’m Gonna Be a Diamond Someday).” Other hits include the classic “Wild and Blue” released in 1982, and “Swingin,” the No. 1Billboard Country single co-written with Lionel Delmore that would lead Anderson to garner the CMA Horizon Award.
Throughout his career, Anderson has produced 23 albums and released more than 60 singles (26 of which charted in the Top 10). He was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame on October 5, 2014, and holds a wealth of industry awards including Academy of Country Music Career Achievement Award.
When asked about his upcoming album Goldmine, Anderson remarked, “I'm really proud of this album. At this point, it’s just for me and the fans. A best case scenario for me is if the fans that have loved our music and supported us for so many years know Goldmine is out there, and how to get it, I’ll be happy.”
Most recently, Anderson collaborated with Keith Urban for the taping of “ACM Presents: Superstar Duets,” a CBS special featuring Country music luminaries and chart-topping artists. The two-hour event will air on Friday, May 15. On July 25, he will join Keith Urban again for a performance at Cheyenne Frontier Days in Cheyenne, WY.
For more information on John Anderson, visit his official website at JohnAnderson.com. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
Goldmine Track Listing and Songwriters:
1. Freedom Isn’t Free (John Anderson/James C. Hicks Sr.)
2. Magic Mama (Merle Haggard)
3. Back Home (John Anderson/Jimmy Stevens/Jeff Farr)
4.Goldmine (John Anderson/Josh Turner)
5. Happily Ever After (John Anderson/James C. Hicks Sr.)
6. I Work Alot Better (John Anderson/Josh Turner)
7. I Will Cross O’er the River (John Anderson)
8. Louisiana Son Of A Beast (John Anderson/Bill Emerson/Jody Emerson)
9. Holdin’ On (John Anderson/Jimmy Stevens)
10. Song the Mountain Sings (John Anderson/Buddy Cannon)
11. On And On And On... (John Anderson/Jimmy Fortune)
12. Don’t Forget To Thank the Lord (John Anderson/John Rich)
13. You All Are Beautiful (John Anderson/James C. Hicks Sr.)