NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Press Release) -- Country Music Hall of Famer Don Williams turns 78 on Saturday, but it is his legion of “Gentle Giant” fans around the globe that will receive a star-packed present Friday with the Slate Creek Records release of Gentle Giants: The Songs of Don Williams today, May 26, available HERE.
The 11-song tribute features an impressive lineup of musical innovators including Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Brandy Clark, Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires, Keb’ Mo’, Alison Krauss, Lady Antebellum, John Prine featuring Roger Cook, Pistol Annies, Chris Stapleton featuring Morgane Stapleton and Trisha Yearwood.
“I’m so honored to be part of Gentle Giants a tribute to Don Williams. He is such a great person, such a huge influence on so many people, and an icon in country music,” said Bentley, who contributed “Some Broken Hearts Never Mend” to the album.
To celebrate the release and Williams’ extraordinary career, the Grand Ole Opry will honor the music of the legend on Tuesday night’s Opry (May 30). The evening will feature performances by Opry member Krauss, Prine, Isbell and Shires, all of whom appear on the album, as well as Darius Rucker and Bill Anderson. Find tickets to Tuesday’s tribute show HERE.
NEW YORK | May, 2017 (Press Release) A fresh wave of passion, energy and change is coming - and NYC's Hayride Casualties is at the forefront. Driven and defined by the political and ecological crises of our age, they're taking a stand against climate change, greedy corporations, and political discord. Their single "The Catskills Ain't for Sale" takes on the first battle, with a premiere via Pancakes & Whiskey yesterday. The song is a punchy, playful dedication to mountain communities in upstate New York and elsewhere, fighting to protect their home turf from fossil energy extraction and pipeline development.
Despite the tune’s hippie rock spirit, its battle cry is far from drug-induced or aimless. Instead, it delivers a cutting rebuke of the Big Oil and Gas industries’ attempts to coerce disadvantaged rural communities. As the first verse states:
You can offer job creation
You can promise reparations
Your shareholders have been patient
But the Catskills Ain’t for Sale
Rhonda Vincent Teams Up With Daryle Singletary On Upcoming Duets Album 'American Grandstand' Set for Release July 7
Album Features 12 Traditional Country Tracks Including Lead Single, “One”
NASHVILLE, TENN. (May 26, 2017 Press Release) – Rhonda Vincent, who The Wall Street Journal dubbed “The New Queen of Bluegrass,” is teaming up with country sensation Daryle Singletary for the upcoming duets album, American Grandstand, set for release July 7. The project delivers real traditional country music with a unique American twist. This must-have album will be released via Upper Management Music, and fans can pre-order American Grandstand HERE.
“I’ve always loved singing with Daryle Singletary. He’s one of the greatest singers in this generation of country music,” said Vincent. “It’s so fun to sing with someone who challenges me as a singer. The songs were given great thought, along with one that was totally unexpected. It’s one of the best projects I’ve ever been part of. I am so proud of this recording, and I cannot wait for the world to hear our wonderful creation, American Grandstand.”
The lead single, “One,” offers the very first taste of American Grandstand. The slow love song takes fans on a musical journey. The track may sound familiar, as it was previously made famous by country legends George Jones and Tammy Wynette, whose demanding vocal duets helped propel both acts to superstardom. Singletary and Vincent first performed “One” together at the legendary Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman Auditorium in April of 2016. Due to the overwhelming response, the dynamic pair chose to add the track to American Grandstand.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 26, 2017 Press Release ) – RED BOW Records’ country artist Craig Campbell is set to host the 5th Annual Craig Campbell Celebrity Cornhole Challenge and third One Million Strong benefit in Nashville, TN on Tuesday, June 6. The afternoon-to-evening event will raise funds for the non-profit Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) which works to increase awareness, education and research for colorectal cancer, the second-leading cause of cancer deaths among adults. Building on last year’s success which raised over $35,000, the fundraiser will take place at a new venue; local favorite City Winery.
The cornhole challenge will face off at 2:30pm followed by the benefit dinner at 6:00pm.
A Fight CRC national spokesperson, Campbell was only 11 when he lost his father at age 36 to colorectal cancer. He started his campaign five years ago because he wanted to do something to bring awareness to this disease.
Lucas Hoge Spends Memorial Day Weekend with Service Men and Women Overseas Wrapping Up Month Long Military May Tour
Nashville, TN —- May 26, 2017 (Press Release) —- Rebel Engine artist Lucas Hoge is thanking members of the military for their service in person this Memorial Day weekend. While Americans nationwide head into holiday mode, Lucas Hoge is wrapping up a month-long tour overseas performing for and meeting with members of the armed forces. Hoge spent the first part of the month at Mildenhall in the UK and is currently wrapping a tour that has crisscrossed Southwest Asia making stops in Jakarta, Indonesia; Amman, Jordan; Ferizaj, Kosovo and various undisclosed locations.
“The trip back to Mildenhall, UK was amazing and humbling,” said Hoge. “ I love spending time with our military and each time they teach me something - not only life lessons but how incredibly hard their jobs are. They took us in the simulators for the fighter pilots and it's overwhelming to see what they actually do, I have so much respect for these brave men and women. We also spent time with the fire department and helped put out fires during a training mission.”
After completing the stop in the UK at Mildenhall, Hoge left for Southwest Asia where he performed in far more intimate settings on The Wrangler National Patriot Tour. This year marks his 8th with the tour which recently tapped Hoge’s song “Medal Of Honor” as the theme song for The Wrangler National Patriot Tour. Hoge was truly looking forward to being in the field in more intimate settings with members of the military.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 26, 2017 Press Release) – Country Music Hall of Famer and GRAMMY® award-winning living legend Bobby Bare will be all over SiriusXM this Memorial Day weekend to celebrate the release of his first studio project in five years, Things Change, AVAILABLE TODAY. Bare continues a whirlwind media schedule to promote Things Change, which features a collaboration with Chris Stapleton.
SiriusXM Willie’s Roadhouse, Channel 59
Saturday 5/27, 10 am & 7 pm ET
Sunday 5/28, 8 am & 4 pm ET
Memorial Day, 5/29 11 am & 11 pm ET
SiriusXM Outlaw Country, Channel 60
Saturday 5/27, 8 am ET
Sunday 5/28, 12 am & 1 pm ET
Memorial Day 5/29, 12 pm & 8 pm ET
Suwannee Roots Revival Announces Initial Lineup: Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, The Wood Brothers, Peter Rowan Dharma Blues featuring Jack Casady & More
Early Bird Tickets On Sale Now
LIVE OAK, FL (Press Release)-- Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is excited to announce the 2nd Annual Suwannee Roots Revival taking place Thursday, October 12th, 2017 through Sunday, October 15th, 2017 at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak, FL. The stellar lineup includes Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, The Wood Brothers, Peter Rowan Dharma Blues featuring Jack Casady, Donna the Buffalo, Steep Canyon Rangers, Jim Lauderdale, Verlon Thompson, Shawn Camp, Rev Jeff Mosier Band, Willie Sugarcapps, Joe Craven & The Sometimers, River Whyless, Seth Walker, Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters, Rumpke Mountain Boys, The Grass Is Dead, Grandpa's Cough Medicine, Nation of Two, Dread Clampitt, Belle and The Band, and more! See the full initial lineup below.
The family friendly festival includes four days of music, camping, campground pickin' sessions hosted by Sloppy Joe at Slopryland and Quartermoon at Bill Monroe Shrine, the Dance Tent, hands on and performance workshops, yoga, a Kids Tent, and much more! Hosted by long time friends of the park Randy Judy and Beth Judy, Suwannee Roots Revival focuses on amazing roots music that ties together a weekend laced with community based fun, growing friendships, laughing families, and that feel good feeling you get from hanging out in such a beautiful natural setting.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 25, 2017) – Columbia Records’ all-vocal country sensation HOME FREE is returning to the U.S. this fall for their nationwide HOME FREE LIVE IN CONCERT TOUR. Following four nearly sold-out headline runs in support of their last studio album COUNTRY EVOLUTION, which debuted at No. 4 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, this fresh tour will also feature new a cappella music from their forthcoming full length project due out this fall. Spanning 27 shows in 27 cities, HOME FREE LIVE IN CONCERT kicks off in Boise, ID, on September 29. The five-man band can also be seen at this year’s CMA Music Festival on the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage at 4:30pm on Sunday, June 11.
HOME FREE LIVE IN CONCERT TOUR tickets are available for pre-sale on Wednesday, May 31 at 10:00am local time and go on sale to the general public on Friday, June 2 at 10:00am local time. A limited quantity of VIP tickets, including premier seating, a private performance and a Q&A session, will be available for purchase.
TNECD will serve as a sponsor of the 2-day event, set for July 22-23 in Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf, London
(Nashville, Tenn. – May 25, 2017) – The 2017 lineup has been announced for the highly anticipated music festival, Nashville Meets London, set for July 22-23 in Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf. This year’s talent lineup includes US-based acts Russell Dickerson, Lucie Silvas, Ashley Campbell, Sam Outlaw, Angaleena Presley, Jo Smith, and , along with UK-based acts Flats & Sharps, Wildwood Kin, Kevin McGuire, and Raintown.
The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD) serves as a sponsor of the two-day event, designed to bring the “Music of Nashville” abroad, showcasing musical talent from both Nashville and the United Kingdom. The festival is free and open to the public to attend. Representatives from TNECD will be in attendance for this year’s event.
Damn fine lineup includes Blackberry Smoke, The Mavericks, Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle & The Dukes, Rodney Crowell, and more
4-night music experience sails from New Orleans to Costa Maya, Mexico aboard Norwegian Pearl
Reserve your vacation now at outlawcountrycruise.com
Atlanta, GA (Press Release)– The Outlaw Country Cruise is back on the high seas in 2018, celebrating its third annual Caribbean voyage after boasting sold-out festivals its first two years. Presented by Sixthman and Steven Van Zandt’s Renegade Circus, the party sets sail January 22 - 26, 2018 hosting over 2,500 fans of Outlaw Country, Southern rock, honky-tonk and Americana music in the lap of luxury between New Orleans and Costa Maya, Mexico. It is sure to be one helluva boat ride with over four nights of rebels, renegades, and rabble-rousers making lifelong music memories aboard Norwegian Pearl. For those who want to start the party a night early, guests are invited to join the Official Outlaw Country Cruise Pre-Party aboard Norwegian Pearl. It’ll be an extra night of great music, raucous activities, and the chance to relax at the bars and restaurants on board while it stays docked in New Orleans until the cruise kicks off the following day.