NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 27, 2016) – The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will examine the life and career of 2016 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Charlie Daniels in the exhibitionCharlie Daniels: Million Mile Reflections, opening Sept. 23, 2016, and running through March 2017. Featuring musical instruments, stage wear, manuscripts, awards, childhood mementos and previously unpublished photographs from Daniels’ personal collection, the exhibit will describe his significant impact on American entertainment and explore the new musical style and image he brought to country music.
“I can’t even articulate how honored I am by this exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. I couldn’t think of a better name myself unless it would be Five Million Mile Reflections,” said Daniels.
New Willie Nelson Studio Album, 'For The Good Times: A Tribute To Ray Price,' Releasing on Friday, September 16
(Press Release) Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release Willie Nelson's latest album, For The Good Times: A Tribute To Ray Price, on Friday, September 16.
On his new album, Willie has teamed up with a pair of longtime friends--producer Fred Foster and conductor/arranger Bergen White--who, like Nelson, are American country music veterans with deep connections to the legendary Ray Price. Foster and White worked together to complete Ray Price's final album, Beauty Is..., at Nashville's Ocean Way Studios, where Willie Nelson has returned to create the magic of For The Good Times: A Tribute To Ray Price.
For The Good Times: A Tribute To Ray Price celebrates the wide-reaching impact and influence of Ray Price on American pop and country music, from Price's hallmark lush orchestral arrangements (presaging "countrypolitan") to the patented "Ray Price Shuffle," the groundbreaking 4/4 walking bass line which transformed honky-tonk and country-western swing music in 1950s on hits like "Crazy Arms".
Nashville, TN (July 27, 2016 Press Release) --- Eli Young Band recently made a special visit to Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany to once again entertain members of the Armed Forces. For Tech. Sgt. Timothy Covey and his family, a night under the stars with the GRAMMY-nominated musicians was the perfect ending to his tour of duty In Germany. With a Permanent Change of Station scheduled just three days later, Covey, his wife Carol and their three children bid Ramstein Air Force Base a fond farewell by enjoying the concert. They were among the estimated 5,500 fans in attendance during the July 16 concert. The Exchange, Pizza Hut and the 86th Force Support Squadron teamed up to present the show.
“We’re country music fans and also fans of the band, so we’re pretty excited to be here,” Tech. Sgt. Covey said. “Events like these are a great morale booster. It’s great to be able to come out and just relax and not have to worry about work.”
Thomas Dolby Autobiography, 'The Speed of Sound: Breaking the Barriers Between Music & Technology,' Out Oct. 11
NEW YORK, N.Y. (Press Release) — Walking home after being fired from his job at a grocery store, 16-year-old Thomas Dolby stumbled upon an abandoned musical synthesizer, a Transcendent 2000, lying in a dumpster. Few would have realized that this small discovery would lead to a career performing alongside David Bowie, pitching song lyrics to Michael Jackson, or helping create the iconic Nokia cellphone ringtone. Dolby lived among legends and eventually became one himself, breaking down walls in the music world with hits like “She Blinded Me With Science,” and then doing the same during the technology revolution in Silicon Valley when he helped introduce sound to the Internet.
In his forthcoming autobiography, The Speed of Sound: Breaking the Barriers Between Music and Technology (Flatiron Books; on sale October 11, 2016; $27.99), Thomas Dolby recounts a remarkable career of ups and downs, glamour and corruption, music and tech, and the eventual melding of them all into perfect harmony.
Add a new name to the long, proud history of family acts in American roots music: The O'Connor Band.
Formed by Grammy-winning fiddler and composer Mark O'Connor, The O'Connor Band will release its debut album, 'Coming Home,' Aug. 5 on Rounder Records.
O'Connor, a devoted student of America's musical traditions, has picked his favorites from the distinguished family band lineage including the Osborne Brothers, whose 1956 hit "Ruby, Are You Mad at Your Man" The O'Connor Band covers on 'Coming Home'; and Doc and Merle Watson, the father-son guitar duo with whom O'Connor recorded.
Mark O'Connor is joined in The O'Connor Band by his wife, Maggie O'Connor, on violin and harmony vocals; his son Forrest on mandolin and lead vocals; Forrest's fiancée, Kate Lee, on violin and lead vocals; Joe Smart on guitar; and Geoff Saunders on bass and banjo.
The result renews a vibrant tradition, much the same way Mark's favorite family acts brought their own contributions to the music.
Mon. Aug. 1 at 8pm
THE CADILLAC THREE: A Front And Center Television Event
TICKET PRICE: $30.00
Bold and electric, THE CADILLAC THREE has proven to be a force with high-energy shows and gritty sonic instincts. The Nashville natives are growing a rabid fanbase across the globe with slots on superstar tours and sold-out headline stops across Europe. A nonstop rollercoaster of touring resulted in every UK show boasting a sell out – including concerts at famous venues like O2 Academy Islington, Dingwalls and The Garage. The raucous trio is already near capacity on their upcoming Night Life Religion Tour in the UK and will join Florida Georgia Line, Kip Moore and Chase Rice in the US bringing an “unrefined live show you won’t want to miss” (PASTE).
As musical co-conspirators and friends, Jaren Johnston (Guitar & Lead Vocals), Kelby Ray (Bass Steel Guitar, Dobro, Acoustic & Vocals) and Neil Mason (Drums, Percussion & Vocals) have a sound all of their own that hovers between radio- ready Country anthems, hard-and-heavy Rock ballads and traditional Southern folk. Diversity extends into their songwriting talents, with Grammy-nominated frontman Jaren writing #1 hits for artists such as Keith Urban and Jake Owen while Neil penned their latest offering, “Graffiti,” with Corey Crowder and Luke Dick, showcasing lyrics that echo nostalgia for the band who met in high school. .
THE TURNPIKE TROUBADOURS RELEASE NEW SINGLE, “COME AS YOU ARE,” IN SEGMENT 3 OF BRUCE ROBISON’S THE NEXT WALTZ, LAUNCHING JULY 29
AUSTIN, Texas (Press Release) — When someone in Texas or Oklahoma refers to “red dirt,” there’s a good chance they’re talking about music, not soil. And when it comes to hotbeds of talent, this rich region is sprouting some of the best — including rising country-roots-rock band the Turnpike Troubadours. In the third segment of The Next Waltz, Bruce Robison’s innovative multi-platform music series, the Oklahoma sextet assess their growing popularity and introduce a fine new song, “Come As You Are.”
The song will debut as a music video July 29 at thenextwaltz.com; co-written by Turnpike Troubadours lead singer-songwriter-guitarist Evan Felker and Old 97’s frontman Rhett Miller, it also will be available for purchase at iTunes. The band’s 6-minute video “biopic,” which captures them recording the track and discussing their career and musical philosophies with fellow musician Robison, also debuts July 29 on the website. Additional material including podcasts and blogs offering further info and insights; streamable artist-picked playlists; and social-media clips will appear on the site and elsewhere.
'Stars Behind The Stars' Unveils Silent Auction Items Benefiting Dallas Police Association's Assist The Officer Foundation
Andrew Sabin Family Foundation Donates $5,000 on Behalf of Janie Fricke
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 26, 2016 Press Release) – Thousands of dollars worth of items, experiences and services have already been donated for STARS BEHIND THE STARS July 27 concert at Billy Bob’s Texas benefiting the Dallas Police Association’s Assist the Officer Foundation (items below). In addition to silent auction items, the Andrew Sabin Family Foundation came forward and donated $5,000 in support of STAR BEHIND THE STARS on behalf of country music legend Janie Fricke.
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Some notable items include a two-night stay at the luxurious Rough Creek Lodge & Resort, complete with a 3-course dinner and breakfast for two. Another item includes a Diamond Oaks Country Club golf package with PGA Professional Ryan Miller, which includes a Flight Scope Golf Lesson and Foursome Gold Game as well as a Miller Light Golf Bag and set of Titleist Golf Balls.
New York, NY (July 25, 2016) – Pop/folk trio Castro, featuring siblings Jason, Jackie and Michael Castro, announce today’s exclusive video premiere of the band’s “Automatic” (Live + Acoustic) with Twist Magazine. The studio-version of the song “Automatic” is also available now to stream on Spotify or download instantly as part of Castro’s Diamond Dreams EP pre-order now live at digital retail outlets, including iTunes and Amazon. “Diamond Dreams,” which is the lead radio single from the EP, is also available to stream now or instantly download as part of the digital pre-order. Diamond Dreams will be available at all digital retail outlets on September 2, 2016.
Beginning Thursday, September 8 and running through Saturday, November 5, Castro will join Green River Ordinance and The Roosevelts on Green River Ordinance’s “Country As Folk” Tour, hitting markets such as Austin, TX (The Parish; 9/8/16), New York City (Highline; 10/20/16), Philadelphia (Underground Arts; 10/21/16), and Chicago (Bottom Lounge; 10/29/16).
Castro has been performing in various cities across the US this year including recent dates with Delta Rae, and will again open for Delta Rae on 8/26 in Indianapolis, IN (The Vogue Theatre) and 8/27 in Cleveland, OH (Beachland Ballroom).
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 25, 2016 Press Release) – Every year, a man with a white beard goes city to city giving the gift of Christmas joy, and his name is… William Lee Golden (were you expecting someone else?). For 27 years now, Country Music Hall of Fame members The Oak Ridge Boys have been a part of their fans' holiday seasons with their annual Christmas tour. This year, the award-winning group will play to packed houses across America during the 2016 Christmas Celebration tour, which will take the group to two-dozen cities in 16 states, from the East to West Coast, November 1 through December 22 (see schedule below).
A mixture of traditional and contemporary songs—including religious, romantic and fun holiday tunes—makes up the set list, which includes songs from the Oaks’ six bestselling Christmas CDs. A highlight of the evening is the much-loved ‘rocking chair’ segment where each BOY rocks by the fireplace and shares personal thoughts about Christmas.