Last year, Turnpike Troubadours brought American Aquarium with them for their debut NYC show. And really, one would think it couldn't get any better than that. Well, hold onto your hats folks, beacuse on November 4th, the Troubadours return to the Big Apple and are bringing the insanely talented The Black Lillies with them.
After (what seems like) a lengthy absence from putting out new music, the quintet from Oklahoma will release their long awaited self-titled new album on September 18th. The first single "Down Here" includes their trademark story telling lyrics delivered by Evan Felker's distinct vocals, as well as fiddle, steel and electric guitar.
Like the Turnpike Troubadous, The Black Lillies are superb live. With a couple new additions, the six person group once again played Rockwood Music Hall in August captivating the crowd while previewing songs from their new album, Hard To Please, which will be released on October 2nd.
Both groups have an intense joyous energy that permeates a crowd, holding your attention with incredible musicianship and stage presence; ensuring a good time for all with music that makes you think, feel and move.
See ya there!
Where: Highline Ballroom
When: November 4th
Time: Doors 7pm
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 – Drew Baldridge has new music coming your way with Crossing County Lines Deluxe Edition this Friday on iTunes. Fans who have already purchased Vol. 1 (Dec.) and Vol. 2 (April) will be able to complete the album and receive seven brand new tracks. In 2013, Drew signed with THiS Music, joining the ranks of Nashville’s most prominent and prolific songwriters. The Patoka, IL native’s small town roots and work ethic inspire much of his music. (Check out the story behind the song for “Town The World Forgot”)
“If you have to describe my music in 3 words, I would have to say it’s fun, real, and positive,” says the singer/songwriter. “I love what Keith Urban says about creating music; ‘We don’t make music to impress, but to inspire.’ I truly believe that you know.”
Baldridge’s single “Dance With Ya” can be heard on SiriusXM The Highway where it debuted as a Highway Find and reached Top 10 on their Hot 45 Weekend Countdown. The channel also hosted the world premiere for the “Dance With Ya” music video on their Facebook page and can now be seen on CMT Pure where it’s No. 5 on CMT Pure’s 12-Pack!
McVey’s latest single, “Y’all Girls,” is a road tested fan favorite that showcases the energy he brings to the stage, and sets the tone for his new EP. McVey’s three previous albums showcased his warm, muscular voice, easy-going charm and enviable song sense. “Unknown Highway,” “Redlined and Wasted” and “Best Days of Our Lives” propelled him to the forefront of new artists looking to make a name for themselves. McVey is proud of those previous efforts, but in recording his newest collection, his creative mission was simple. “It’s feel good songs,” McVey says proudly. With the help of producer J. Gary Smith (Andy Griggs), McVey also explores new territory sonically, surrendering more to his rock ‘n roll influences on such tracks as “Twisted.” Jake expresses his excitement for the new album saying, “I love the feel of these new songs and how they’ve been going over live.”
PLA Media’s president, Pam Lewis, states, “Jake’s hard work and dedication to his craft sets him apart from many other musicians. We are excited to be a part of his new venture with this great album created under my long time business friends, J. Gary and John Smith’s, direction."
A relentless road dog who performs nearly 300 dates a year, McVey has earned a loyal fan base that’s addicted to his fiery stage show and arsenal of ear-grabbing songs. Though Jake could easily take time off and not push himself so hard, that’s just not in his nature. He’s currently writing songs for two film projects and he also takes time when he’s in a town to visit local hospitals and nursing homes to do acoustic performances.
To keep up with Jake visit him on his website, www.jakemcvey.com, or Facebook, www.facebook.com/JakeMcVeyOfficial.
New York's NASH FM 94.7 brought listeners “Up Close and Country” with country star Kip Moore on Monday night, at Brother Jimmy’s BBQ in Union Square. 400 hand-picked NASH FM winners and Brother Jimmy’s loyal clientele came out to Brother Jimmy’s on East 16th Street for a special intimate performance celebrating last Friday’s release of Moore’s new album, Wild Ones. Moore explained the meaning and stories behind his songs, creating a storytelling experience for the attendees. He played some of his biggest hits, including “Hey Pretty Girl” and “Beer Money”, plus several songs from his new album that were requested by the audience.
Monday's performance was the most recent installment in NASH FM 94.7’s exclusive concert series, which has previously brought their lucky listeners “Up Close & Country” with artists including Brad Paisley, The Band Perry, Jennifer Nettles, and A Thousand Horses. This was the first time NASH FM 94.7 brought the show to Brother Jimmy’s.
Kip Moore on stage talking about his new album. Courtesy NASH FM
The late legend Lynn Anderson is once again back in the Top 20 entering at #18 on the Play MPE Country charts. The chart ranks the top downloads at country radio and currently features Lynn alongside other leaders like Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood and Reba McEntire. In addition, on shelves this week, Nash Country Weeklypremiered its tribute to Lynn by featuring a classic shot of the trailblazer on the cover.
"We couldn’t be more honored to be part of this project and to see this outpouring of support from the music community is overwhelming,” says Center Sound Records VP Craig Brandwynne. “She will always be a part of the CSR team and we will support this final project and the Anderson family with all of our effort. She was a lady, an icon and dear friend.”
Currently on shelves now, fans can also pick up the August 31, 2015 issue of Nash Country Weekly featuring a 6 page tribute to the legend. “The feisty Rose Garden singer helped open the doors for future female artists. They didn’t come much more genuine than Lynn Anderson,” says Nash Country Weekly Senior Writer Bob Paxman in the story. He continues saying, “She’ll remembered as one of country’s first female superstar acts.”
You can view the full story in the current issue. Find more information at www.countryweekly.com.
Up and coming Nashville-based country artist Matt Gary released his new single "It's On You" yesterday on The Boot, which describes the track as "a full-fledged country-pop song, complete with an electric guitar solo."
"I'm pumped to have 'It's On You" be the lead-off single for my new music. I've been in Nashville a while, really working on developing my sound. My producer, Ilya Toshinskiy, and I feel we have created something that's unique. It's a song that you just want to turn up loud from the first beat. I dig the way the story line puts the girl in charge, makes her sound confident.. I like that!" - Matt Gary
Matt Gary grew up in Kansas City, KS, and his love for country music (including Tim McGraw and Keith Urban), as well as pop influences like Maroon 5, Jack Johnson and John Mayer, led him to Nashville after graduating from the University of Tampa. Matt was recently named one of CMA's "Who to Watch" and is currently in the studio recording new music.
Stay up to date on Matt Gary by visiting http://mattgary.com/.
"It's On You" Official Audio: https://youtu.be/SuMliDBCncs
Nashville, TN - August 25, 2015 - As one of country music’s most personal and prolific blue-collar anthem singers and songwriters, Josh Thompson, is preparing to release a record he and many of his fans never thought would see the light of day. Change: The Lost Record, Volume One, the first in a two EP series, was originally recorded in 2011 while Thompson was signed to RCA Records. After parting ways, Josh held the songs close, some of his most personal to date, performing them in his live show, all while waiting for the right moment to share the music with fans across the country. The moment has come as Change: The Lost Record, Volume One will release digitallyOctober 9th with partner ole Digital/The Orchard.
“It’s been soul cleansing to finally be able to share this music with my fans,” confides Josh. “I think if there’s one thing people can cling to it’s their beliefs and their way of life, I think people need that simplicity in country music and that was my goal with this record.”
As a co-writer on all of the tracks from his upcoming project, Josh cannot wait to share this music with his fans after teaming with ole Digital earlier this year.
“ole is proud to facilitate the long-overdue release of such an incredible album from Josh Thompson,” said John Ozier, GM of Nashville Creative at ole. “Ever since we first heard this record, we knew that we needed to have Josh on the ole team. We’re thrilled that his fans and the world at large will finally have a chance to hear these songs, and we look forward to ensuring that these EPs receive all the attention they deserve.”
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 25, 2015) -- Hailed by One Stop Country as "the greatest voice since Martina McBride," Erica Nicole has mobilized fans as well as critics to help her set a new chart record. With the release of "I'm Making Mine," the title cut from her upcoming album, the dynamic young star-in-the-making becomes the first female on an independent label to release three consecutive Top 20 singles onto the MusicRow CountryBreakout™Chart, following "I Listen To My Bad Girl" and "It's Comin' Down."
This achievement brings truth to a maxim that Erica Nicole came up with as a guide to her approach to both her life and career: "Don't just dream it. Believe it, live and make history." Yet this Georgia native also humbly shares the credit for her success, not just with producer Kent Wells (Dolly, Reba), who helmed all three singles, but also with her entire crew. "I feel so blessed to have the people behind me that I do," she says. "Every day, our team gives it 110 percent. That's something I'm very proud of."
Raised on the music of Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, Reba McEntire and other country music legends, Erica Nicole moved to Nashville with a dream to follow in their footsteps. She is already well on her way, having won Best Female Country Artist of the Year honors from NIMA (Nashville Music Industry Awards) in 2014. At this year's NIMA event, scheduled for Aug. 29, she is nominated for Artist of the Year, Best Country Solo Artist Female, Best Live Country Performer and Song of the Year (for "I'm Making Mine"). In June she made her first appearance onstage at CMA Music Festival. Her recent performances include headline dates in Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Wisconsin and elsewhere. In September, she heads back to New York for more concert engagements.
Find Erica Nicole online at www.ericanicolemusic.com.
NASHVILLE, TN – August 25, 2015 – Bart Crow, alt-country singer/songwriter from tiny little Maypearl, TX, realized a dream Friday when he stepped on to the stage of the Grand Ole Opry to make his debut. Introduced by Opry legend Jeannie Seely, Crow performed his current hit single “Life Comes At You Fast” and “Queen of the Heartache Parade” from his upcoming new album The Parade, scheduled for release October 2. Many of Crow’s family and friends flew in from his hometown to celebrate and witness his realized dream.
August 24, 2015…Nashville, TN…Middle Tennessee native and international country music ambassador, Chris Young, is looking forward to coming home on September 30 to headline Nashville’s most exciting new venue, Ascend Amphitheater. A special stop on the “I’m Comin’ Over” World Tour 2015, the hometown show takes place just days after he returns from a sold-out, two-week run of dates in Europe and the UK.
Joining Young at Ascend Amphitheater are Sony Music Nashville labelmates Jerrod Niemann and Cam. Tickets for Chris Young’s September 30th show at Ascend Amphitheater go on-sale at 10am central this Friday, August 28th, and can be purchased at Ticketmaster and chrisyoungcountry.com.
Closing in on five million views for his steamy new music video, “I’m Comin’ Over,” Chris Young, one of country music’s “strongest, most distinctive voices,” (Billboard) will release his fifth studio album this Fall after kicking off his “I’m Comin Over” Tour October 22 in Savannah, GA with openers Eric Paslay and Clare Dunn.