35th Anniversary of The Kingbees' 'The Big Rock,' Their Last for RSO, Coming in Expanded Edition from Omnivore
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Press Release) – “Crank it up ’til your ears start to bleed and don’t get lost in that big drum beat/Hey! It’s the big rock and it don’t roll no more . . . no, no I wanna little rock ’n’ roll.”
So begins The Kingbees’ second and final album for RSO Records (1981). The band, disenchanted by the corporate rock of early ’80s FM radio, played straightforward rock ’n’ roll that pre-dated the rockabilly revival by a full two years. And hot on the heels of the successful self-titled debut album and hit single, “My Mistake,” The Big Rock delivered another smokin’ batch of rock and roll-fueled tunes.
Nashville, TN...(April 26, 2016 PR)...CRAIG MORGAN’S revealing new studio album, aptly titled, A WHOLE LOT MORE TO ME, is set for release on Black River Entertainment on June 3 but eager fans can pre-order the new music now! Available HERE, the A WHOLE LOT MORE TO ME album pre-order presents three tiered offerings with additional value for the country music fan which you can read about when you click the link.
After almost a year of intense focus in the studio, country music entertainer, military veteran and award-winning TV host CRAIG MORGAN is proud of the new collection, which he co-produced with Byron Gallimore (Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Lee Ann Womack).
Sturgill Simpson's 'A Sailor's Guide to Earth' Debuts at #1 on Billboard Country Chart, #3 on Billboard 200
(Press Release) Sturgill Simpson’s widely praised new album A Sailor’s Guide To Earth sells 55,000 units in its first week (with over 52,000 in pure albums sales) and debuts at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart, #1 on theBillboard Current Albums chart, #1 on Billboard Current Digital Albums chart and #3 on the overall Billboard 200 chart. A Sailor’s Guide To Earthis also #1 on the Billboard Vinyl Albums chart with over 9,400 copies sold.
Available now on Atlantic Records (purchase here), the album continues to receive overwhelming critical acclaim--Pitchfork proclaims, “A Sailor's Guide to Earth finds Sturgill Simpson weirder and more adventurous than ever, forging a bold new way forward” and goes on to assert, “"It’s a deeply personal album that, while establishing Simpson as the defining songwriter of his class, displays an artistic growth that defies any sort of easy label.” Additionally, Rolling Stone awarded the album 4-stars calling it, “a spectacular mic drop of a third LP,” whileThe New York Times praises, “Sailor’s Guide is rowdier, more emotionally insular and also far more musically surprising, an album of raw country cut with rich and messy Southern soul and sleek orchestral bombast."
(Press Release) After an exceptional reception to Paul Mosley’s last album and debut for Folkwit Records, Paul has taken his creativity up another notch after tending lovingly to ‘The Butcher’ – his folk opera over the past two years, to reveal what is in fact his seventh solo record. Featuring a stunning 20 songs, with 20 plus musicians from six different countries 'The Butcher' is an epic ghost story told in songs. [Listen to "The World Is Flat" here]
Taking inspiration from Nilsson's 'The Point', Kate Bush's 'The Ninth Wave' and especially Anais Mitchell's 'Hadestown', Paul set out to create something that would bring together his years of singer/songwriter experience and the new skills he has developed as a composer for theatre. A 'piece' that was more than the sum of its parts, that could have layers of ideas, a whole world to explore within the songs. It's that 'the more you listen, the more you hear' thing.
No stranger to the sort of cult following that comes with a prodigious career having been part of major alt folk group Moses whose fans ranged from Graham Coxon to Florence & The Machine among the rest of the UK’s music cognoscenti in the early naughties.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 25, 2016 Press Release) – Coming off the heels of a headline-making performance at the ACM Awards in early April, Dolly Parton is heading out on her largest North American tour in over two decades. Tickets are selling fast for the first leg of the Pure & Simple Tour, which will be a total of 16 dates. (See first 14 announced in tour schedule below)
Dolly Parton’s Pure & Simple Tour coincides with the summer release of her double-disc album Pure & Simple with Dolly’s Biggest Hits. The collection will include some of Parton’s most popular singles as well as a few new tracks. Parton’s set list will include the hits her fans love along with a few new songs from the double-disc album. She will also be playing songs that have not been heard live for decades.
They say the true job of a Juke Joint Bluesman is to make any song he covers his own with tools as simple as an acoustic guitar and a microphone, and Charlie Bonnet III has been stripping Rock and Metal’s Greatest Hits down to their most basic blues essentials for years. On “JUKEBOX BLUESMAN,” his first-ever covers LP, CBIII – a veteran of 11 million Youtube views and 50,000+ Twitter followers – puts his original spin on every song!
The “King of Country Music” captivates 19,222 concertgoers during his opening night at new Las Vegas arena
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (April 23, 2016 PR) – On a balmy Friday night in Las Vegas, the heat only added to the excitement as George Strait packed the new T-Mobile Arena and captivated a record-setting 19,222 fans during the opening night of his Strait to Vegas exclusive concert series. With his Resistol cowboy hat on his head, his signature Wrangler shirt and denim with a well-worn acoustic guitar and the expert Ace in the Hole Band backing him up, Strait proved once again that he is the undeniable “King of Country Music” and consummate entertainer. As he churned through hit after hit, he lived up to the Las Vegas Review Journal's bolstering observation, “George Strait is someone you can legitimately say is in a league of his own.”
“I’ve missed you guys and I’m looking forward to being here a few more nights this year,” Strait told the crowd early on in the night before performing for over two hours. In addition to playing a selection of his illustrious 60 career No. 1’s including “Give It All We’ve Got Tonight,” “Ocean Front Property,” “All My Ex’s Live in Texas” and more, Strait also took a moment to pay tribute to Merle Haggard who was not only an icon for Strait but also a friend. “We’ll never get to hear Merle play live again, but his music will live on forever,” Strait said before performing a medley consisting of “Mama Tried,” “Fightin’ Side of Me,” and “My Life’s Been Grand,” with Strait pausing at the end in remembrance. GRAMMY, CMA and ACM Award-winning singer/songwriter Kacey Musgraves opened the show. For more information, visit www.straittovegas.com.
ASHEVILLE, NC (Press Release) -- The Band of Heathens are currently on tour in the Midwest on their "Green Grass Spring Tour" and paid tribute to Prince at The Castle Theatre last night in Bloomington, IL with their own soulful take on "Purple Rain."
Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/YZTCLtJ2xkI
For more information including tour dates visit:
www.twitter.com/bandofheathens, and www.youtube.com/user/bandofheathens.
Nashville, TN (April 22, 2016 Press Release) - Country Rebel hosts today's world premiere of Country newcomer Leslie Cours Mather's high-octane new video, "That Was The Whiskey." Their Facebook page boasts over two MILLION fans, and plays perfectly to Mather's broad demographic appeal.
The clip, shot at Los Angeles' UFO Poodle Parlor and Cherry Soda Studios, was produced and co-directed by Laurie Leinonen ("Irreplaceable," "The Family Project," "The Ride") and co-directed by Stokes Nielson (Nash TV & Nash TV Films). Full-band performance footage shows Mather at her dynamic best; quick cutaway shots, dramatic backlights and an industrial vibe spike the drama. More intimate scenes show Leslie alone on the "morning after," regretting her whiskey-fueled excess. Mather, who loves exploring different characters via the songs she sings, reflects, "We've all done things we regret in life and I wanted to present this girl's indiscretions in a relatable way."
The single, written by Nini Camps, Kristen Henderson and Lori McKenna,is moving steadily up the MusicRow CountryBreakout™ Chart, sitting at #66 this week. The track has already taken the international market by storm, holding the #1 spot on the European Hotdisc Chart for the past two weeks. Her EP is complete and a release date will be announced in the near future.
Leslie's music can be purchased on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and more.
(Press Release) It’s been twenty years since Canadian quintet The Bills first formed, and the collective spirit of this wide-ranging, globally-inspired roots ensemble remains as vibrant as ever. Originating from a kitchen-jam exploration of traditional and modern styles, they’ve forged a sophisticated, down home blend of global rhythms that has been celebrated in dance halls and festivals across the western world. If it’s not abundantly clear from the smiles of their devoted fans, take a look at the five beaming faces on stage when the full band joins together, and you can see how much The Bills love making music together. With their new album, Trail of Tales, set for release in the United States on April 22, 2016 via Borealis Records, The Bills are poised to release their most compelling set of music yet. Coinciding with Earth Day, the group set out intentionally to make a sophisticated, earthy, masterful record that speaks of the complexity of human and environmental interaction in a pivotal moment in the planet’s history. To make the album, the band gathered together in the picturesque wooded splendor of tiny Mayne Island, an artists’ enclave just off the coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia. With the wind in the trees, a view of the Salish sea, a wood fire for heat, and an old farm house wired up with vintage microphones, they set out to create a truly collaborative record. “There’s never been a Bills album with five songwriters, that’s a first in the history of the band” says singer/guitarist Chris Frye. “Hopefully it’s bringing out the best we have to offer because we’re truly together as a unit.”