Saturday, October 14, 2017

Joseph Habedank to Perform with Reba McEntire at 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards

  
 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 13, 2017) – Joseph Habedank is preparing to share the stage with a bona fide international superstar – Reba McEntire. Habedank, who wrote the title track to McEntire's latest release, Sing It Now, will join the beloved star on stage to perform with her during the 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards to be held on October 17, 2017 at Lipscomb University's Allen Arena. TBN will exclusively air the awards show on October 22, 2017 at 8 PM CT.
 
The special performance comes on the heels of his win for Favorite Soloist of the Year during the Singing News Fan Awards at NQC 2017 just a few weeks ago and a busy year for Habedank.
 
"I am absolutely overjoyed to be sharing the stage with Reba McEntire," Habedank said. "I've been a fan of hers for a long time and it's going to be a special honor to sing with her."
 
The performance details will be a surprise as producers of the show are keeping everything under wraps until the night of the appearance. 
 
The GMA Dove Awards celebrate the contributions of artists from every style of Christian/Gospel music. Top nominated artists include Wayne Haun, Zach Williams, Lauren Daigle, Chris Tomlin, Kirk Franklin and NEEDTOBREATHE. For more information, visit www.DoveAwards.com.
 
For more information about Joseph Habedank, visit www.JosephHabedank.com.
 

Friday, October 13, 2017

SHENANDOAH INKS RECORD DEAL WITH BMG AND PREMIERES NEW SINGLE, "NOISE," ON SIRIUSXM World Premiere of New Tune Airs Today at 4:50 PM Central on SiriusXM Prime Country


Nashville, Tenn. (October 13, 2017) — Grammy Award-winning country music group Shenandoah hits radio airwaves with brand new music today. The world premiere of the legendary group's new single, "Noise," airs today at 4:50 PM central time exclusively onSiriusXM Prime Country (Ch. 58). An interview with radio personality Mike Terry and a live performance of the band's biggest hits will follow the debut. Shenandoah recently inked a recording contract with BMG for the new single and forthcoming album.
 
The single marks a historic moment for Shenandoah. It's been 20 years since the group has released new music to country radio.  
 
"Having the fortunate opportunity to get a record deal with BMG after 30 years of being in this business is beyond exciting," says Shenandoah lead singer Marty Raybon. "The new music has given flames to embers that have burned since we started in 1987. It's been 20 years since our last recordings. The new music is fresh, up to date and allows us to continue where we left off. We feel like we still have so much to say when it comes to music and it gives us the joy of sharing it with country music fans all over the world."
 
Rascal FlattsJay DeMarcus, a longtime friend of the band, produced the new song.
 
Shenandoah's Mike McGuire adds, "Special thanks to Jay DeMarcus for taking such an interest in Shenandoah to produce this song on us. If it hadn't been for him, we'd have never gone in the studio to do this project. He struck the perfect balance of keeping our original sound and at the same time, making us sound current."
 
The new single is a precursor to a full-length album that BMG has slated for a first quarter 2018 release. 
 
"Noise" is available for digital download now at iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon and Google Play. Download via iTunes here: smarturl.it/shenandoahnoise
 
Shenandoah fans can catch the group performing live on their 30th Anniversary Tour throughout the remainder of the year.
 
Shenandoah 30th Anniversary Tour Dates:
 
Oct 13 - Terrell, TX - Silver Saloon
Oct 14 - Cuero, TX - Turkeyfest
Oct 20 - Franklinton, LA - Washington Paris Fair
Oct 21 - George West, TX - Live Oak County Coliseum
Oct 28 - Las Vegas, NV - Tropicana Casino
Nov 3 - Orange Park, FL - Thrasher Center for the Arts
Nov 4 - Ocoee, FL - Founders Day Festival
Nov 17 - Houston, TX - Tumbleweeds
Nov 18 - Boerne, TX - The Round Up
Nov 24 - Roland, OK - Cherokee Casino
Dec 2 - Nashville, TN - Nashville Christmas Parade
Dec 15 - Montgomery, AL - Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts (Christmas Show)
Dec 22 - Phoenix, AZ - Comercia Theatre

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Country/Pop Superstar Kenny Rogers to be Inducted into Music City Walk of Fame



Ceremony to be on Oct. 24, One Day Prior to Rogers’ Nashville Farewell Concert Celebration

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – GRAMMY-winner and music icon Kenny Rogers will be inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame on Oct. 24 at 1 p.m., the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp announced today. The induction ceremony will take place one day in advance of the all-star “All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert Celebration” taking place at Bridgestone Arena.

“Kenny Rogers is one of the best storytellers in country music history, with one of the sweetest and most soulful voices,” Mayor Megan Barry said. “I’m so glad he’ll be able to join all the other amazing artists on the Music City Walk of Fame before he retires after nearly 60 years of making beautiful music.”

Rogers will receive the 80th star on the Music City Walk of Fame. Inductees are recognized for their significant contributions to preserving the musical heritage of Nashville and for contributing to the world through song or other industry collaboration.

Rogers has sold more than 120 million albums worldwide, topped the charts for nearly six decades, famously been a duet partner with Dolly Parton, is a New York Times best-selling author, appeared in movies and participated in the historical USA For Africa recording of “We Are The World,” the multi-celebrity performance that raised millions of dollars for famine relief in Africa.

The farewell celebration on Oct. 25 will feature the final live performance together by Rogers and Parton, and other guests will include The Flaming Lips, Jamey Johnson, Elle King, Alison Krauss, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Idina Menzel, Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton and Wynonna Judd.

In Rogers’ nearly six decades on the charts, the Country Music Hall of Fame member and pop superstar has notched chart-topping songs, including “The Gambler,” “Lady,” “Islands In The Stream,” “Lucille,” “Coward of the County,” “She Believes In Me,” “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town,” “We've Got Tonight,” “Daytime Friends,” “Through The Years,” “Love Will Turn You Around,” “You Decorated My Life,” “Crazy,” “Every Time Two Fools Collide” and “Buy Me A Rose.”
 
Rogers has charted a record within each of the last seven decades (’50s, ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, 2000s, 2010s), while sending 24 songs to the No. 1 spot of the charts. With more than 120 million albums sold worldwide, he is one of the Top Ten Best Selling Male Solo Artists of All Time, according to the RIAA. Rogers has won many awards for his music, including three GRAMMY Awards, 19 American Music Awards, 11 People’s Choice Awards, eight Academy of Country Music Awards, six Country Music Association Awards (including the CMA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013) and the Artist of a Lifetime Award at the CMT Artists of the Year 2015 award show.

The Music City Walk of Fame was created in 2006 on Nashville’s Music Mile, a roughly one-mile stretch that connects downtown to Music Row. Permanent sidewalk medallions with the names of the inductees are displayed in a star-and-guitar design.

The Music City Walk of Fame is an official project of Music City, Inc., the charitable foundation of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp, and is produced with the support of founding sponsor Gibson Brands and sponsors the City of Nashville and Metro Parks and Recreation. Nominations are open to the public and are accepted in the categories of Artist, Musician, Songwriter, and Producer/Music Industry Executive. Application forms are reviewed by the Music City Walk of Fame anonymous selection committee. For more information about the Music City Walk of Fame, go to visitmusiccity.com/walkoffame.

Monday, October 9, 2017

AVAILABLE NOW: COUNTRY REWIND RECORDS RELEASE TIMELESS, A COLLECTION OF CONWAY TWITTY HITS AND HIDDEN RECORDINGS


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Fans of the late Country Music Hall of Fame member, Conway Twitty, can now purchase TIMELESS, a collection of never-before released songs from one of America's most beloved musical performers of all-time.The album is available on ConwayTwitty.comand can be downloaded through all major digital retail outlets.

The songs on TIMELESS haven't been heard since their recording in 1972, included in a series of musical tracks from top artists at the time as part of a United States recruitment program. Performers such as Dolly Parton, George Jones, and Waylon Jennings would record fifteen-minute performances that would be distributed to over 2,000 radio stations throughout the world intended for commercial release. Tom Gramuglia of Country Rewind Records, says that he can’t wait for fans to hear these recordings - which put the recorded genius of Conway Twitty on full display for all to hear.

“These recordings were long forgotten and few people who knew of their existence. They’ve never before been made commercially available to the public and I truly felt like this music needed to be shared with long-time traditional fans, and heard by our younger generation of Millennials who have a flavor and inkling for country music recording artists that made American country music great.”

The music on TIMELESS is a mixture of many of the songs that made Conway Twitty a household name, such as his signature song from 1970, “Hello Darlin,” as well as a pair of deeper Twitty cuts that are no less historic or powerful - “The Image Of Me” and “Next In Line” (his first top ten and number one hits, respectively) from 1968. His band, the Twitty Birds - featuring steel guitar wizard John “Buttermilk” Hughey, bassist “Big Joe” Lewis, and drummer Tommy “Pork Chop” Markham - are featured on TIMELESS, as well as new musical accompaniment produced by Twitty’s daughter and son-in-law, Joni and John Wesley Ryles. Joni - who performed with her father on the 1975 classic “Don’t Cry Joni” - says this music is something that Twitty’s loyal following will want to add to their collection.

“When I heard it, I was blown away. I couldn't be prouder of Dad's performance, and the Twitty Birds did such a great job. Every Conway Twitty fan needs to hear this. My family could not be more pleased to celebrate his life in music with this compilation of treasures.”

While the sessions that comprise TIMELESS weren’t the typical Decca recording session with Owen Bradley producing, these tracks - cut at the studio of former Elvis Presley band member Scotty Moore - drip with as much perfection as anything he cut at Bradley’s Barn. It wasn't like a typical session where everything was perfected,” explained Ryles. “But, these songs are an incredible gift, and Daddy was sounding as incredible as he ever did. These recordings make my heart smile, and I think his fans will feel the same way.”

For more on TIMELESS and other Country Rewind Records productions, visitcountryrewind.com.

TIMELESS Track Listing:
1. (Lost Her Love) On Our Last Date
2. Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (And Loud, Loud Music)
3. Hello Darlin’
4. How Much More Can She Stand
5. Working Girl
6. I Can’t See Me Without You
7. I Love You More Today
8. Crazy Arms
9. 15 Years Ago
10. Honky Tonk Man
11. The Image Of Me
12. If You Were Mine To Lose
13. Proud Mary
14. Next In Line

Thursday, October 5, 2017

LEE GREENWOOD, ALABAMA, THE GATLIN BROTHERS, LYLE LOVETT, SAM MOORE, YOLANDA ADAMS, CASSADEE POPE, ROBERT EARL KEEN AND MORE TO PERFORM AS PART OF "DEEP FROM THE HEART: THE ONE AMERICA APPEAL"



FORMER PRESIDENTS OBAMA, BUSH 43, CLINTON, BUSH 41 AND CARTER TO HEADLINE OCT 21ST CONCERT BENEFITING HURRICANE RELIEF EFFORTS

 
COLLEGE STATION, Texas. — The George H. W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation today announced a hurricane relief concert at Texas A&M’s Reed Arena the evening of October 21st featuring former Presidents Obama, Bush 43, Clinton, Bush 41 and Carter joined by top music performers. All ticket sales and other proceeds from the “Deep From the Heart: The One America Appeal” concert will go to the special hurricane recovery effort launched last month by the five living former U.S. presidents.
 
Together with all five living former presidents, the show at Reed Arena will feature America’s Patriot and Grammy winner LEE GREENWOOD as emcee and performer, Grammy winners and producers of 43 #1 hits, ALABAMA, Texas music legend THE GATLIN BROTHERS, four-time Grammy winner LYLE LOVETT, Texas great ROBERT EARL KEEN, legendary Grammy-award winning, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer ‘Soul Man’ SAM MOORE, gospel legend YOLANDA ADAMS, season three winner of NBC’s “The Voice,” CASSADEE POPE, and rising country artist STEPHANIE QUAYLE, who Rolling Stone Country called one of the “Ten New Country Music Artists You Need to Know.”
 
Tickets for the “Deep From the Heart” concert are now on sale at bush41.org/deep-from-the-heart.
 
The One America Appeal was launched September 7th when all five living former presidents aired a joint PSA on the NFL’s regular season opening broadcast and launched a website accepting tax-deductible donations at OneAmericaAppeal.org.
 
Originally, the former presidents were inspired to come together in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, which unleashed devastating flooding that threatened hundreds of thousands of Texans — and spurred thousands of first responders and neighbors into action. The effort has since expanded twice to include recovery efforts in Florida from Hurricane Irma, and in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands from Hurricane Maria.
 
A special restricted account has been established through the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation to collect and distribute donations to every dollar given goes to assist hurricane victims. Donations will be distributed to:
 
  • Houston Harvey Relief Fund, focusing on the greater Houston region
  • Rebuild Texas Fund, assisting hurricane-ravaged communities across the state
  • Florida Disaster Fund
  • Juntos y Unidos Por Puerto Rico, launched by First Lady Beatriz Rossello and a private sector coalition
  • The Fund for the Virgin Islands
 
“Thanks to our very generous underwriters, we can once again state that every dollar we raise through ticket sales for our 'Deep From the Heart' show will go to our designated hurricane recovery funds,” said David Jones, CEO of the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation. “So grab your friends and join us at Reed Arena on October 21st for what promises to be a truly unforgettable night – that also helps a lot of Americans."

DOLLY PARTON PARTNERS WITH PLEDGEMUSIC FOR FIRST CHILDREN'S ALBUM



Proceeds From Pre-Order Campaign Will Benefit Parton's Charity
"Imagination Library”

Parton Offers Up Personal Phone Messages And
Signed Set Lists Among Other Items
 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Dolly Parton has joined forces with PledgeMusic to launch a pre-order campaign in support of her first-ever children's album, I Believe In You. Comprised of original tunes penned by Dolly, including a reading of her famed “Coat Of Many Colors”, the album is available digitally now, with a physical release slated for Friday, October 13.

Fans can pre-order the album in digital and CD form now on Parton's campaign page. The leaders in direct-to-fan platforms, PledgeMusic allows artists to get more personal with their fans, offering pledgers behind-the-scenes content and items not available anywhere else.

Inspired by her passion for fostering a love of reading amongst children and their families, as well as her beloved organization Imagination Library, I Believe In You is the star's first album written specifically for kids and those young at heart. This year marks 50 years since Dolly released her first album, and 20 years since Imagination Library was established; making the forthcoming album a special contribution to the singer/songwriter's legendary career and the cause so close to her heart.

Since its inception in 1996, the Imagination Library has expanded into four countries serving more than one-million children by providing a brand new, age-appropriate book each month.
 
With her PledgeMusic campaign, Dolly is inviting fans to join her in her dedication to promoting literacy and joy through music throughout America's promising youth.
 
Fans who pre-order the album via PledgeMusic will get the AccessPass, which will give them special access to exclusive items straight from Dolly. These include: an early digital download of the album; a custom outgoing voicemail recorded by Dolly herself, plus a CD and digital download; a Recording King RD-T16 guitar autographed by Dolly, and specially crafted to produce a vintage tone, deluxe hard case included; a signed tour laminate; and much more.

The track listing is as follows:
 
1. I Believe in You
2. Coat of Many Colors (new recording)
3. Together Forever
4. I Am a Rainbow
5. I’m Here
6. A Friend Like You
7. Imagination
8. You Can Do It
9. Responsibility
10. You Gotta Be
11. Makin’ Fun Ain’t Funny
12. Chemo Hero
13. Brave Little Soldier
14. Bonus track spoken audio: Coat of Many Colors (book read by Dolly Parton)

To pre-order I Believe In You, please visit: www.pledgemusic.com/projects/dollyparton

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

KID ROCK SETS LITTLE CAESARS ARENA ATTENDANCE RECORD WITH 86,893 ATTENDEES IN SIX SOLD-OUT SHOWS

 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Kid Rock wrapped up six explosive sold-out shows in his hometown of Detroit at Little Caesars Arena, setting the attendance record with 86,893 tickets sold and bringing thousands of fans to The Motor City. From “Born Free” and “Batwitdaba” to “Picture” and “All Summer Long,” Kid Rock gave his fans a little bit of every genre he covers. Not only was Kid Rock the inaugural act for the venue, but he also opened Kid Rock’s Made in Detroit restaurant at the recently completed Little Caesars Arena. The restaurant features an array of contemporary food and music inspired by the award-winning musician.
 
The recording artist has blazed his own trail in the music world, having sold over 26 million albums to date. Since the spontaneous release of his two most recent tracks, “Po-Dunk” and “Greatest Show On Earth” and their accompanying videos in July, Kid Rock has been at the center of media coverage speculation as to his musical and personal ambitions, with hints of a Senate run in the near future.
 
The Detroit run comes on the heels of Kid Rock’s latest release, “Tennessee Mountain Top,” currently available on streaming and sales platforms and impacting country radio October 2. While Kid Rock’s early career was linked to the hip-hop and rap genres, his musical talents intersected early with country audiences and created a connection that has continued to grow each year. He found success in country music with “Picture” featuring Sheryl Crow (2003) and “Can’t You See” with Zac Brown Band (2010). In 2016, Kid Rock joined Jason Aldean at Fenway Park in Boston for part of Aldean’s Six String Circus Tour. This October 6th and 7th, he will host Kid Rock’s Third Annual Fish Fry in Nashville, yet another sign of his close ties to Nashville and country music.

Purchase/Stream “Tennessee Mountain Top” here.

For more information visit: www.kidrock.com

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IG: instagram.com/kidrock/
Twitter: twitter.com/kidrock
Snapchat: @KidRock

MEGHAN LINSEY OF THE VOICE RELEASES STATEMENT ON DECISION TO 'TAKE A KNEE' AFTER SINGING NATIONAL ANTHEM AT TENNESSEE TITANS GAME

Meghan Linsey

I want to say, I love my country and I have so much respect for those who died for our right to stand, kneel, or be absent during the anthem yesterday. The heart of our country is our Constitution, and we are all walking, talking, breathing symbols of that Constitution.

Yesterday upon finishing the anthem, I kneeled in solidarity with the players and for those who experience racism and police brutality on a daily basis. I love the American Flag, but a symbol is nothing without the people it represents, so yesterday, I kneeled for those who are mistreated, beaten down and disregarded.

It was never a choice for me as to whether or not I would show support for many of my fans and friends who have a heightened level of anxiety and fear because of the hateful, polarizing rhetoric from the President perpetuating a dangerous climate.

I can never be anything but me, the way God made me, and what I do is not just my art, it’s my calling. I will never normalize hate, whether that angers people or not. I knew there would be some backlash from people who don't understand, but there has also been such an overwhelming amount of support from those who applauded and knelt with me, and I’m so grateful for that.

I pray that change is sparked and that our great country can find unity despite our differences.
 
Love and Light-
Meghan

Sunday, September 24, 2017

AWARD-WINNING ARTISTS JASON CRABB AND SELAH KICK OFF YOUR LOVE IS UNBREAKABLE TOUR Presented by World Vision, 13-City Fall Tour Begins Sept. 23, Runs Through Nov. 4

 
 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Sept. 22, 2017 – Grammy Award-winning artist Jason Crabb will join fellow GMA Dove Award-winners Selah on the Your Love Is Unbreakable Tour this fall. Presented by World Vision, the co-headlining tour kicks off Sept. 23, 2017, and is slated to hit 13 cities during the months of September, October and November. 
 
A Grammy winner and 21-time GMA Dove Award winner, Jason Crabb and the critically-acclaimed, 8-time GMA Dove winners Selah are the ultimate pairing with their powerhouse vocals and stylistic interpretations that bring audiences to their feet. The Your Love Is Unbreakable Tour will give concert attendees the unique opportunity to hear some of their best-loved radio hits while experiencing a night of unforgettable on-stage collaborations and worship. The tour takes its name from Selah’s current album, Unbreakable, which released earlier this year. Crabb will also be touring in support of his latest release, the Grammy-nominated Whatever The Road.
 
“We are so excited to be touring with Jason Crabb,” said Selah’s Todd Smith, Amy Perry and Allan Hall. “That voice! We are looking forward to a special night of songs and stories about hope, victory, and encouragement.  There are going to be collaborations throughout the night and we can’t wait to lift up our voices along with yours to sing praises to the One who loves us so much, Jesus.”
 
“I can’t wait to tour with Amy, Todd and Allan,” Crabb adds. “You just don’t get any better harmony than Selah. What I love more than their musical excellence is their hearts for ministry and for people -- they love people. That’s where it counts. We’re going to have a great time on this tour and we can’t wait to see YOU!”
 
YOUR LOVE IS UNBREAKABLE TOUR - Fall 2017 – Selah & Jason Crabb
Dates, markets and venues subject to change without notice.
 
SEPTEMBER
23    Cuero, TX – Cuero Performing Arts Center
24    Paris, TX – Love Civic Center
30    Dover, OH – Dover First United Methodist Church
 
OCTOBER
5      El Dorado, AR – Griffin Music Hall
7      Liberal, KS – Liberal High School
8      Cape Girardeau, MO – Cape First Church
12    DeFuniak Springs, FL – Walton High School
13    Effingham, SC – Lebanon Church
14    Bradenton, FL – Christian Retreat Church
15    Baxley, GA – Baxley Church of God
27    Watertown, SD – DD Miller Auditorium
28    Galena, KS – ChristPoint Church
 
NOVEMBER
4      Mifflintown, PA – Cedar Ridge Brethren in Christ Church
 
Tickets for the Your Love Is Unbreakable Tour are on sale now. For details and ticket links, visit www.JasonCrabb.com or www.SelahOnline.com.


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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Lorrie Morgan and Jesse Keith Whitley Featured on Premiere Episode of Fox News Podcast: Children of Song

Jesse Keith Whitley & Lorrie Morgan

Nashville, Tenn (September 21, 2017) – Country music star Lorrie Morgan and her son Jesse Keith Whitley are featured In the premiere edition of Children of Song, a new podcast produced by Fox News. 

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN
 
The daughter of Country Music Hall of Famer George Morgan, Lorrie was encouraged by her famous father and made her mark early on, singing at the Grand Ole Opry when she was just 13 years old.
 
With three #1's and numerous hits over the years, Lorrie has eclipsed her famous daddy in many ways, who died of a heart attack when she was just a teenager.  But her life off-stage is almost as well-known as that velvety voice, which has wowed Opry crowds for three decades.
 
In the podcast, Lorrie discusses her relationship with the late country music great, Keith Whitley, Lorrie shares touching stories about losing the love of her life to alcohol addiction and how she soldiered on for her kids, herself and ultimately for the fans who she still plays for today.
 
In this episode, Lorrie weaves spectacular stories, singing snippets of her greatest hits while leaving the room in stitches with her wild sense of humor. Joined by her son Jesse, she still sings with a lot of emotion and joy.  She'll make you laugh; she'll make you cry; sometimes all at the same time.

For more information on Lorrie Morgan or upcoming tour dates, visit www.Lorrie.com

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COUNTRY REWIND RECORDS TO RELEASE TIMELESS, A COLLECTION OF CONWAY TWITTY HITS AND HIDDEN RECORDINGS



NASHVILLE, Tenn.
 – Conway Twitty, one of America's most-loved musical performers of all-time with 55 No. 1one hits to his credit (second only to George Strait) created a musical legacy that continues to endure and thrive almost a quarter-century after his passing in 1993 There haven't been many releases of unreleased music from the Country Music Hall of Fame member over the years, but that will change October 6 when Country Rewind Records releases TIMELESS. The album will be available on CD at all major One Stops, Amazon.com and select retailers. TIMELESS will also be available for download through all major digital retail outlets and through ConwayTwitty.comCLICK HERE to pre-order TIMELESS.

The songs on TIMELESS haven't been heard since their recording in 1972, included in a series of musical recordings from top artists at the time as part of a United States recruitment program. Performers such as Dolly Parton, George Jones, and Waylon Jennings would record fifteen-minute performances that would be distributed to over 2,000 radio stations throughout the world intended for commercial release. Tom Gramuglia of Country Rewind Records, says that he can’t wait for fans to hear these recordings - which put the recorded genius of Conway Twitty on full display for all to hear.

“These recordings were long forgotten and few people who knew of their existence. They’ve never before been made commercially available to the public and I truly felt like this music needed to be shared with long-time traditional fans, and heard by our younger generation of Millennials who have a flavor and inkling for country music recording artists that made American country music great.”

The music on TIMELESS is a mixture of many of the songs that made Conway Twitty a household name, such as his signature song from 1970, “Hello Darlin,” as well as a pair of deeper Twitty cuts that are no less historic or powerful - “The Image Of Me” and “Next In Line” (his first top ten and number one hits, respectively) from 1968. His band, the Twitty Birds - featuring steel guitar wizard John “Buttermilk” Hughey, bassist “Big Joe” Lewis, and drummer Tommy “Pork Chop” Markham - are featured on TIMELESS, as well as new musical accompaniment produced by Twitty’s daughter and son-in-law, Joni and John Wesley Ryles. Joni - who performed with her father on the 1975 classic “Don’t Cry Joni” - says this music is something that Twitty’s loyal following will want to add to their collection.

“When I heard it, I was blown away. I couldn't be prouder of Dad's performance, and the Twitty Birds did such a great job. Every Conway Twitty fan needs to hear this. My family could not be more pleased to celebrate his life in music with this compilation of treasures.” Ryles says that her family has been pleased to see that his music continues to warrant praise and attention from many of today’s biggest stars - something for which she is grateful.

“It is so gratifying to learn that today’s country music superstars (Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw and many more) identify my dad as an impactful influence in their career development and artistic direction—listening to his music growing up.”

While the sessions that comprise TIMELESS weren’t the typical Decca recording session with Owen Bradley producing, these tracks - cut at the studio of former Elvis Presley band member Scotty Moore - drip with as much perfection as anything he cut at Bradley’s Barn. It wasn't like a typical session where everything was perfected,” explained Ryles. “But, these songs are an incredible gift, and Daddy was sounding as incredible as he ever did. These recordings make my heart smile, and I think his fans will feel the same way.”

For more on TIMELESS and other Country Rewind Records productions, visitcountryrewind.com.

TIMELESS Track Listing:
1. (Lost Her Love) On Our Last Date
2. Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (And Loud, Loud Music)
3. Hello Darlin’
4. How Much More Can She Stand
5. Working Girl
6. I Can’t See Me Without You
7. I Love You More Today
8. Crazy Arms
9. 15 Years Ago
10. Honky Tonk Man
11. The Image Of Me
12. If You Were Mine To Lose
13. Proud Mary
14. Next In Line

 
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WWE® SUPERSTAR MICKIE JAMES BACK ON COUNTRY RADIO WITH NEW SINGLE, "GET DOWN"

 
Nashville, Tenn. (September 19, 2017) — WWE Superstar Mickie James is back on the radio airwaves with her latest country single, "Get Down." The new tune, written by James and Nashville songwriter Bridgette Tatum, is the debut single from her forthcoming untitled full-length album.
 
"I am beyond excited to release 'Get Down' as my newest single and just one of the tracks off my upcoming album," says James. "After my last album, I took a step back from touring and recording to have my son, Donovan, which honestly, was one of my greatest accomplishments in my life. But, I kept hard at work writing and trying to get back to my roots... now with a new purpose for everything. I teamed up with SMG Records & Media in Grand Rapids to hopefully bring you something fresh, new, and true to me. It's so amazing to be able to share this with you all."
 
James, a six-time WWE Women's Champion, is no stranger to the country music scene. The upcoming project will be her third country album since releasing her first in 2010.  
 
"Get Down" is impacting country radio now and can be purchased through iTunesAmazon and other online digital retailers.
 
Fans can catch James on WWE's flagship program RAW on Monday nights at 8 PM ET on the USA Network.
 
For more information on Mickie James, visit wwe.com and mickiejames.com.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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September
20- Jeannie Seely (Grand Ole Opry Star) 
27- George Wallace (Stand Comic, Movie Actor)

October
4- Bebe Buell (Rock Singer, Author, Pop Culture legend, Mother of Liv Tyler)
11- Ronnie McDowell (Country Music Star, Songwriter, Author, Painter, Elvis Tribute)
18- Manuel (Fashion Designer to the Stars, Rhinestone Couture, clothed country stars, rock, movie stars and Presidents) 
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8- Donna Fargo (Country Music Legend, Songwriter, Author)
15- Bettye LaVette (R&B, Rock and Blues Icon)
22- Dennis Banks(American Indian Movement, Actor, Civil Rights Leader, Wounded Knee Stand Off)
29- Waylon Payne (Singer/Songwriter, Movie Actor; Walk The Line, Identical)

December
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13- Mo'Nique (Oscar winning actress, stand up comic, tv personality)
20- Bobby Bare (Architect of the Outlaw Country movement, Songwriter, Legend)
27- Angela Primm (Gospel Music, Evangelist, Producer and Businesswoman)

January
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10- Jody Miller (Pioneer of the Country Pop Female Crossover, Gospel Singer)



Monday, September 18, 2017

LARRY, STEVE & RUDY GATLIN: "WE SADLY, BUT JOYFULLY ANNOUNCE THE 'HOMEGOING' OF OUR MOTHER"

Photo caption: Billie Doan Gatlin, mother of Larry, Steve, Rudy and La Donna, plays piano as the Gatlin Brothers perform  in Abilene, Texas -- circa 1955
 
Photo caption: Billie Doan Gatlin Accompanies Larry, Steve & Rudy on Piano at the Grand Ole Opry 
*Photos courtesy of the Gatlin Brothers
 
Nashville, Tenn. (September 16, 2017) — Larry, Steve, andRudy Gatlin, the Gatlin Brothers, have released the following statement:
 
"On behalf of our father, William Wayne "Curley" Gatlin, our sister, La Donna Gatlin Johnson, and a whole 'gang' of grandkids and great grandkids, we sadly, but joyfully announce the HOMEGOING of our mother, Billie Christine Doan Gatlin. Our mother went to heaven on Friday night at 11:30pm. We loved her, we will cherish our memories of her, and we will see her again. HALLELUJAH TO THE RISEN LORD!!"
-Larry, Steve and Rudy Gatlin
 
Billie Doan Gatlin was born in Megargel, Texas on December 21, 1928. She was instrumental in nurturing the early days of the brothers when they began singing together 62 years ago. She often accompanied the young brothers on piano as they performed together at church events, television and radio shows, and live concerts throughout the United States, which included an appearance at the 1964 World's Fair in New York City.
 
She is survived by her husband of 70 years, William Wayne "Curley" Gatlin, three sons and a daughter, Larry, Steve, Rudy and La Donna, nine grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren (with another on the way). She was 88 years old.
 
A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.