Nashville, TN – Sept. 22, 2014 – Multi-CMA nominee Dierks Bentley is set to host his ninth annual "Miles & Music for Kids" celebrity motorcycle ride and concert this Sunday, Sept. 28 in Nashville, TN. Tickets for the family–friendly event are available now through Ticketmaster.com.
This year's concert includes previously announced special guests Randy Houser, Kip Moore, Jon Pardi and Chris Young, along with the recently added DeeJay Silver and host Storme Warren. Bentley will also be joined by additional celebrity riders for the hour-long motorcycle ride. Festivities begin at the Harley-Davidson of Columbia (1616 Harley Davidson Blvd., Columbia, TN) and end at downtown Nashville's Riverfront Park where RISER TOUR sponsor Ole Smoky® Tennessee Moonshine will be the official spirit of the music-filled afternoon.Fans can purchase a combo ticket for the ride and concert for $50 or individual concert tickets for $30. All proceeds from the event will benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, a Children's Miracle Network Hospital. Special VIP packages are also available.
For more ticket info, visit www.dierks.com.About Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt: Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, a freestanding hospital dedicated to serving only children, is nationally recognized as a leading provider of pediatric health care services. Experts treat and work to prevent all health issues ranging from common childhood conditions to serious, advanced diseases. Featuring Centers of Excellence for the treatment of diabetes and congenital heart disorders, Children's Hospital also operates the region's only level 1 pediatric trauma unit and a neonatal intensive care unit with the highest designated level of care. In addition, Children's Hospital is a top-level teaching and research facility. No child is denied care on basis of limited ability to pay.
The Railers, who recently signed to Warner Brothers Records, released their first single, the instantly infectious, “Kinda Dig The Feeling."
The Railers include brothers and Missouri natives Jordan and Jonathan, Arizona native Cassandra (the three are classically trained musicians), and Indiana drummer Tyler.
The band is currently on a radio tour and in October will be a part of Hunter Hayes' Tattoo (Your Name) Tour.
"Kinda Dig The Feeling" is available on iTunes. Check it out and pick it up!
For more information, visit their official website.
ASHEVILLE, NC -- How do you follow an album that features three #1 and two #2 bluegrass radio hits? If you’re Chris Jones & The Night Drivers, you give fans what they’ve been asking for—a live album that delivers a few choice new selections nestled among a flock of favorites, recorded in an intimate, small-town venue that brings out the best in the quartet’s soulful vocals, hotshot picking and easygoing humor.
From its blazing opener, “Bound To Ride,” to its even speedier closer, “Pike County Breakdown,” Live At The Old Feed Store, which hits stores on October 7, 2014, is one that long-time fans will treasure, and it’s also a perfect introduction to a group heading toward its 20th anniversary in bluegrass. The live album is a follow-up to 2013’s release Lonely Comes Easy, which was their first all-new collection since 2009’s Cloud Of Dust. Founded by guitarist Chris Jones in 1995, the Night Drivers feature four distinct personalities who bring a multitude of talents to each performance. Indeed, the group boasts three radio personalities who appear regularly on SiriusXM’s Bluegrass Junction—Jones, banjo man Ned Luberecki and bassist Jon Weisberger—and Jones and Weisberger have won acclaim for both musical and industry achievements, with the former earning an IBMA Song of the Year trophy (“Fork In The Road”) and an IBMA Broadcaster of the year award, along with a 2014 nomination for IBMA Print Media Person of the Year. Weisberger’s collected the latter honor, and was the first recipient of the organization’s Songwriter of the Year award in 2012. Luberecki has also been nominated for the Broadcaster honor several times, and has earned additional recognition as a premiere educator, teaching at banjo camps around the world and recently releasing a popular beginning banjo instructional DVD, while mandolinist Mark Stoffel has built a strong reputation as a producer and recording engineer.
It’s Night Driver music that’s front and center on the new release, exemplified by the first single, “Battle Of The Bands,” which scored a world-exclusive premiere on Bluegrass Junction before dropping on September 23rd. Written by Weisberger, Thomm Jutz and Charley Stefl, the song was first recorded by Jones on The 1861 Project (2011), a collection of new original songs about the Civil War. Based on a true incident, it’s delivered with Jones’ typical warmth, and prominently features Stoffel’s delicate mandolin work. The project displays the group’s wide range of inclinations, with nods to the Stanley Brothers (“Bound To Ride”), Johnny Horton (“I’m Ready If You’re Willin’”) and George Jones (“I Cried Myself Awake”), banjo pyrotechnics (Luberecki’s own “Emergency Pulloff” and a blistering “Pike County Breakdown”) and well-crafted originals (“Like A Hawk,” “Then I Close My Eyes,” “Lonely Town”). Alongside these, the Night Drivers have laid in a selection of fan favorites, including Stoffel’s glistening take on The Sound Of Music’s ever-popular “Edelweiss” (followed by a lively turn on an old-time fiddle tune, “Forked Deer”), the gospel quartet of “Leaning On The Everlasting Arms,” and Luberecki’s comic tour de force, “Cabin Of Death,” one of the group’s most requested numbers.A couple of guests make appearances—Sally Jones contributes harmonies to “Follow Your Heart,” and IBMA Momentum Vocalist of the Year Emily Bankester recaps her Lonely Comes Easy appearance on “Then I Close My Eyes”—with the focus all on the Night Drivers, who show conclusively that no studio magic is needed for them to deliver compelling performances. From start to finish, Live At The Old Feed Store delivers a faithful representation of a Chris Jones & The Night Drivers set, and as their busy schedule shows, that’s something that audiences are always eager to share.
Wade Bowen just premiered the lyric video for his current (and absolutely terrific) single "When I Woke Up Today."
The track is from his upcoming self titled album which will be available on October 28th. The album is currently available for pre-order on iTunes and I encourage you to pre-order the album. Honestly, it's his best yet. Look for a review coming soon!
For more information visit his official website.
The iconic PBS music series Austin City Limits (ACL) will live stream the highly-anticipated ACL debut of Eric Church on Tuesday, September 23 at 9pm ET/8pm CT. The taping will be webcast worldwide directly from ACL’s stage via the show’s YouTube Channel. Fans can log on to watch the entire taping as it happens live from ACL’s in Austin. The broadcast version will air as an hourlong episode November 15, 2014 on PBS as part of the show’s milestone 40th Anniversary season.
Church appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone this year and the magazine named him one of their “50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now.” The North Carolina singer/songwriter is notorious for his electrifying live show and will perform songs from his critically-acclaimed new album The Outsiders which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 and Country charts. The game-changing artist has blazed his own trail to country superstardom and was recently nominated for four Country Music Awards including Album of the Year.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 23, 2014) – Following the early success of Scotty McCreery’s "See You Tonight Tour," the Platinum-selling country star has extended his first-ever headlining tour into the fall, with special guest Danielle Bradbery, and will bring it to Toyota Oakdale in Wallingford, CT, on Thursday, December 4, for a special 12.14 Foundation Benefit Concert. McCreery serves as a National Goodwill Ambassador for the Newtown, CT-based foundation. In conjunction with this show and Live Nation Concerts, McCreery will also host a VIP pre-show party to benefit the foundation as well.
The pre-show party will allow those who purchase VIP ticket packages an opportunity to hear McCreery perform in an intimate acoustic setting, have a meet & greet with the artist, and enjoy appetizers and beverages prior to the show.
“When I realized we were coming to Connecticut, I knew I wanted to do something special to support the 12.14 Foundation, and this was the perfect opportunity,” said McCreery. “I am looking forward to the event and hope we raise some awareness for this remarkable organization and have a great time in the process.” Since the 2012 shooting tragedy which devastated the town and shocked the nation, McCreery has made multiple visits to Newtown to meet with families there.
There will be two ticket options available for purchase beginning this Friday, Sept. 26, at 10:00 AM ET at oakdale.com and livenation.com. Tickets for just the concert itself are $55*, $45* and $35*.
A limited number of the VIP Pre Show Party Package tickets - that also includes the concert - will be available for $150*.
*additional fees apply
The "See You Tonight Tour" originally kicked off in January, making stops in more than 50 U.S. markets. With his high-energy live show and allure of a seasoned showman, McCreery captivated audiences across the country, selling out more than 20 dates along the way, including at famed venues such as Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth, TX, the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN, and House of Blues in Myrtle Beach, SC.
McCreery is currently touring in support of his sophomore album, See You Tonight, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums charts and features both his Gold-certified, Top 10 hit “See You Tonight” and his currently climbing single, “Feelin’ It.” His record-breaking, Platinum-certified first album, Clear As Day, debuted at No.1 on the Billboard Top 200 charts, making him the first country artist, as well as the youngest artist, to do so with their debut studio album. Clear As Day, which features fan-favorite songs such as “Trouble with Girls,” “Water Tower Town” and “I Love You This Big,” reached No. 1 on five separate Billboard charts – Billboard Top 200, Top Current Albums, Digital Albums, Internet Albums and Top Country Albums. The Mercury Nashville / 19 / Interscope Records artist, who won the tenth season of "American Idol" in 2011, has earned three Gold-certified singles and was named the Artist of the Year: Breakthrough Artist at the 2013 American Country Awards.
For more information on Scotty McCreery and the "See You Tonight Tour," visit www.ScottyMcCreery.com.
This morning, Dierks Bentley released the video for his new single "Say You Do." The single is the third from his CMA nominated album Riser, which was released in February. His previous two singles from the project, "I Hold On" and "Drunk On A Plane," both reached number one on the charts.
Watch the video for the track here.
Country recording artist Veronica Ballestrini has released a concept video for her current single, “Cookies and Cream,” which is now available for viewing on her YouTube page (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSO55y1ZcRM&). Directed by Carl Diebold, the video was shot in downtown Nashville, Tenn., and features the iconic Elliston Place Soda Shop.
“Cookies and Cream” is an upbeat, high-spirited anthem reminiscent of the overwhelming “can’t eat, can’t sleep” feeling of falling in love and being in a “love spell” where life is filled with laughter and magic. This whimsical and bubbly tune showcases a fun, softer side of the young singer and highlights her versatile songwriting skills.
2014 has been an eventful year for Ballestrini thus far. In conjunction with the release of her single, “Cookies and Cream,” Ballestrini was named brand ambassador for Davy Crockett’s new Cookies & Cream Whiskey. Currently, she is on tour with Secondhand Serenade for the Rock band’s US and Asian tour.
More recently, Ballestrini released her sophomore album, Flip Side on June 17th and it is available through iTunes and Ballestrini’s website, VeronicaBallestrini.com. Veronica co-wrote all eleven tracks on the album and is the writer of her current single “Cookies and Cream.” Destiny Nashville’s Brandon Metcalf produced the album.
For more information visit www.veronicaballestrini.com
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Check out our interview with Veronica here
(Nashville, Tenn. – Sept. 19, 2014) – J. Michael Harter is set to release his new EP, Ride On, on Sept. 30 on Anozira Records/GMV Nashville. The release follows Harter's launch of his current single, titled “Holy Cowgirl,” which is receiving positive feedback and airplay at Country radio across the United States.
The album, which is produced by J. Michael’s brother, Scott Harter, and Matt McClure will be available on iTunes and other major digital retailers. Harter commented that Ride On contains some of the most special and refreshing music he’s ever written, including bonus tracks “Another Trip,” and a dance remix to single “Holy Cowgirl.” He is currently in the midst of an extended radio tour in support of the single and album.
Harter, a former member of brother-sister trio, The Harters, commented on the development of the EP, “For the past three years I have attended the Bristol Bay Nashville Songwriters Retreat in Alaska. In fact, several of the songs on the EP were written on these retreats. Myself, my brother Scott, Earl Bud Lee (“Friends in Low Places,” “Who Are You When I’m Not Looking”), Bruce Wallace, and Scott Laurent are the writers that make up what we call ‘The Fighting Chums.’ Our track “The Only One” was the starting point for this whole project, and it was the first song ‘The Fighting Chums’ wrote in Alaska. Bruce Wallace started strumming his Gibson acoustic then my brother and I joined in. Before I could say, "damn that’s kind of cool," Scott Laurent and Bud Lee were already spitting out lyrics. It turned out to be a killer power ballad that I had to record!”
A Tempe, Ariz. native, Harter’s music blends up-beat Country melodies with profound lyrics and a unique Western flair. Of the new music, Harter says, “I am striving to be part of the pendulum swinging the other way to lyrically driven songs that would make you cry, laugh, or make you remember something that touches your heart.”
Ride On track listing and songwriter information:
1. "Holy Cowgirl" (J. Michael Harter/Scott Harter/Earl Bud Lee/Scott Laurent/Bruce Wallace)
2. "No Plans" (J. Michael Harter/Earl Bud Lee/John Wiggins)
3. "The Only One" (J. Michael Harter/Scott Harter/Earl Bud Lee/Scott Laurent/Bruce Wallace)
4. "I Live To Love You" (J. Michael Harter/Trey Matthews/Earl Bud Lee)
5. "Mama Look Out Yonder" (Earl Bud Lee)
6. "Nobody Knows My Name" (J. Michael Harter/Scott Harter)
7. "Holy Cowgirl" (Dance Remix)
8. "Another Trip" (J. Michael Harter/Mark Narmore/Scott Harter/Leslie Harter)
For more information view his website at www.JMichaelHarter.com
The Band of Heathen's new single "Carry Your Love," comes a year after the release of their most recent album Sunday Morning Songs. The band's co-front man Gordy Quist says of the song, "This is the first time we've gone into the studio not thinking about the song in the context of a whole album. We booked one day in the studio to track just this one song, mixed it the next day, and mastered it the day after that. It feels fresh being able to finish a song, record it quickly, and then set it free."
Take a listen to the song below.
For tour dates and more information visit their official website