PURE COUNTRY: PURE HEART AVAILABLE ON DVD, BLU-RAY COMBO™ PACK &
DIGITAL HD TODAY
Rated 'family-approved' by The Dove Foundation
|BURBANK, Calif. – Kick up your boots and get ready to sing your heart out as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and WWE® Studios bring you a touching, tune-filled All-American tale of family in Pure Country: Pure Heart today, August 1. Featuring country music icon Willie Nelson, Tony Award nominee Laura Bell Bundy, WWE Legend Shawn Michaels in a feature-length film filled with both new and popular songs, Pure Country: Pure Heart is priced to own on DVD ($18.94 SRP), Blu-ray Combo Pack ($24.98 SRP) and Digital ($19.99 SRP). The DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack are available exclusively at Walmart.|
Directed by Damon Santostefano (Another Cinderella Story, Three To Tango) from a script by New York Times best-selling author Holly Goldberg Sloan (Angels in the Outfield, Made in America), Pure Country: Pure Heart is the newest installment of the adored Pure Country franchise and also stars Kaitlyn Bausch (One Life To Live), Cozi Zuehlsdorff (Dolphin Tale, Dolphin Tale 2), Amanda Detmer (Final Destination), Dara Sisterhen (Dog with a Blog, Switched At Birth), Mathew Barnes (Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk), Myra Turley (Flags of Our Fathers), famed singer-songwriter Ivan Neville, and Ronny Cox (Deliverance, Total Recall, Robocop). Pure Country: Pure Heart is produced by Hunt Lowry (Pure Country 2: The Gift, A Time to Kill, A Walk to Remember) and executive produced by President of WWE Studios, Michael Luisi (Fighting with My Family, Oculus, The Call).
The DVD, Blu-ray and Digital release of Pure Country: Pure Heartwill include the all-new original movie, as well as exciting enhanced content featuring a music video with Willie Nelson, interviews with the cast, behind-the-scenes featurettes and more.
Pure Country: Pure Heart is the moving, music-driven tale of teenage sisters Ada and Piper. Upon discovering a letter about their late father, a Marine who died in Iraq, they leave rural Tennessee and hit the road secretly in search of the truth about the man they never knew. As they uncover his past as a budding country music star, the sisters find their own voice, beginning their journey as singers/songwriters.
Pure Country: Pure Heart is rated 'family-approved' by The Dove Foundation. The Dove Family Approved Seal is awarded to movies, DVDs, made for TV movies and specials, books and other entertainment products that portray and encourage positive values.
Filmed on location in the heart of country music’s capitals New Orleans and Nashville, Pure Country: Pure Heart boasts 23 songs, curated by music supervisors Frankie Pine (Nashville, Mozart in the Jungle) and Mandi Collier (Nashville, Secrets and Lies), including 16 new songs making their debut in the film. Among the featured songs is Willie Nelson’s beloved “We Don’t Run,” Laura Bell Bundy’s all-new “Grass Ain’t Greener,” the Ronny Cox penned-and-performed “Silver City,” and a bevy of songs from award-winning country-music songwriters – including Trent Dabbs & Jabe Beyer, Jon Kenzie, Maren Morris and Dallas Davidson & Natalia Starzuynski. The songs are performed in the film by Bausch, Zuehlsdorff, Barnes, Bundy, Cox and Nelson. WaterTower Music will release the Pure Country: Pure Heart soundtrack on July 28th.
“Pure Country is a wonderful, heartwarming franchise with proven success,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Vice President Family & Animation Marketing. Pure Country: Pure Heart pulls you in with its music and engaging story about love, loss, and dreams.”
This is the third film in the Pure Country series. Other titles include Pure Country and Pure Country 2: The Gift.
- Music Video: “We Don’t Run”
- Pure Country: You’ve Got to Have Heart
- Me Oh My-Meemaw’s PecanPie!
Street Date: August 1, 2017
Total Run Time: Feature Approx. 80 minutes //Bonus Features: 14 minutes
DVD Pricing: $18.94 SRP
BD Pricing: 24.98 SRP
NMAAM PRESENTS BLACK MUSIC HONORS A 2-hour television special honoring
legendary African American icons who have influenced and made
significant contributions to American Music
|It's that time again! Black Music Honors is right around the corner. Hosted by Rickey Smiley and Latoya Luckett, join us in honoring The Jacksons, Donnie McClurkin, Oleta Adams, Jody Watley, Guy and Slick Rick with special performances from the Jacksons, Jonathan Butler, Marvin Winans, Avery Sunshine, Leela James and many more.|
The National Museum of African American Music is the event's beneficiary. Purchase tickets today and party with a purpose!
7th ANNUAL NATD HONORS GALA SET FOR NOVEMBER 14
Historic Organization to Honor Music Industry Veterans David Corlew and Barbara Hubbard, GRAMMY-Winning Artist Jeannie Seely and Nashville CVB’s Butch Spyridon With More to be Announced
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Nashville Association of Talent Directors (NATD) announced today four Nashville leaders who will be recognized at the 7th Annual NATD Honors Gala, scheduled for November 14, 2017, at the Hermitage Hotel. Honorees include David Corlew, long-time personal manager for Charlie Daniels and co-founder of Blue Hat Records, Barbara Hubbard, Executive Director of American Collegiate Showcase (ACTS), Jeannie Seely, GRAMMY®-Award-Winning country artist and Butch Spyridon, President/CEO of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation.
The Gala will begin with a reception at 6:00 PM, followed by dinner and the awards ceremony. For tickets and sponsorship information visit www.n-a-t-d.com.
For media credentials to awards ceremony, please email your request to email@example.com.
NATD was founded in 1958 and professionally represents, directs, and promotes the entertainment industry through its members. Today those members generate over $300 million dollars annually for Nashville-based artists. The organization not only serves as a forum for idea exchange among its members, it also serves as a vehicle for other facets of the industry to share information vital to the overall growth of the Nashville music and entertainment industry. NATD members foster camaraderie among "friendly competitors" which seems to be unique to the close-knit Nashville music and entertainment community. As part of its philanthropic program NATD provides scholarship funds for students showing exemplary performances in academics, civic duties, and personal goals. For more information, please visit www.n-a-t-d.com.
About David Corlew
David Corlew has worked with The Charlie Daniels Band for 44 years, serving as Daniels' personal manager for the last 28 years. Corlew also holds the title of President/Co-Owner of Blue Hat Records which recently celebrated their 20th year of releasing albums and DVD projects. Even winning a GRAMMY Award for Amazing Grace Vol. II (A Country Salute to Gospel) in 1998. In 1999, The Corlew Music Group was formed, producing over 150 cuts to date, from artists such as Reba, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean, and many other country superstars. In 2005, Corlew formed d corlew films which has filmed several projects for Charlie Daniels' Band, including their 2005 tour of Iraq and Southwest Asia as well as developing projects for CMT, GAC, and other networks. Corlew and Daniels also co-founded the not-for-profit organization The Journey Home Project which sees it's mission to assist veterans with military organizations who do the most good. David is a former President of the Academy of Country Music Board of Directors and Governor to the Nashville Chapter Board for NARAS. He is currently a member of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Board of Directors and President of the Stars For Stripes Board of Directors.
About Barbara Hubbard
A spit fire with an Arkansas twang came to Las Cruces, New Mexico in the early 50’s and has since left a legacy in the community and an impression on the entertainment businesses. Barbara Hubbard started as a biology teacher where she met her husband and later explored careers as a Campus Activities Program advisor and cheer-leading coach for New Mexico State University. She was named Director of Special Events in 1977 which quickly lead her to her current title as Executive Director of the American Collegiate Showcase. Although ACTS has changed over the years, their mission remains the same: providing educational scholarships and experience for students wishing to display their talents in the performing arts field. With the scholarship money raised, Barbara is able to take her students to various industry conferences and help nurture their involvement, giving them the exposure, networking experience, and skills to succeed in the entertainment industry.
About Jeannie Seely
“Miss Country Soul” Jeannie Seely is a GRAMMY® award-winning artist who has been recording and performing for more than six decades. A Pennsylvania native, Seely moved to LA where she met many songwriters including Dottie West who ultimately encouraged her to move to Nashville. Within a month, Porter Wagoner hired her as the female singer for his road and television series. On September 16, 1967, Seely’s biggest dream came true when she became the first Pennsylvania native to become a member of the world famous Grand Ole Opry. Seely subsequently became the first female to regularly host segments of the weekly Opry shows. She’s also credited for changing the image of female country performers by being the first to wear a mini-skirt on the Opry stage. On March 2, 1967, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences honored Jeannie with the 1966 GRAMMY® Award for the "Best Country Vocal Performance by a Female." A BMI-awarded songwriter, Seely’s songs have been recorded by Country Music Hall of Fame members Faron Young, Merle Haggard, Connie Smith, Ray Price, Willie Nelson, Ernest Tubb and Little Jimmy Dickens, as well as by many other artists including Doyle Lawson, Lorrie Morgan and Irma Thomas. Along with placing records on the Billboard country singles chart for 13 consecutive years, Seely also served as a radio disc jockey on her own Armed Forces Network Show. For more information, visit jeannieseely.com.
About Butch Spyridon
Butch Spyridon has served as the head of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp (NCVC) since 1991. Over the last 25 years the NCVC has led the strategic development of Nashville’s hospitality industry. During that time, Nashville has evolved into a global, year-round destination. Visitor spending in Davidson County exceeded $5.7 billion and accounts for one third of the visitor spending in the entire state. During Butch’s tenure, the NCVC has been involved with development initiatives that include the Tennessee Titans, Bridgestone Arena, Music City July 4th, New Year’s Eve in Nashville, the Music City Center, Music City Walk of Fame, and the first ever citywide branding initiative. Combined with the NCVC ongoing sales and marketing initiatives, the city enjoyed an unprecedented 70 months of record (year-over-year) hotel performance and has been named a top destination in the world by multiple publications for five consecutive years.
Past NATD Honors honorees include:
2016 – Rod Essig, Scott Hamilton, Doc McGhee, Leon Russell, Mike Smardak, P.K. Subban and Randy Travis
2015 – Mayor Megan Barry, Sarah Trahern, Charlie Brusco, Mike Wolfe, Peter Weber, Steve Lassiter and Kirt Webster
2014 – Gov. Bill Haslam, Rob Beckham, Tim Corbin, Demetria Kalodimos, Michael W. Smith, JP Williams and Charlie Daniels
2013 – Bernie Cahill, Tom Condon, Chaz Corzine, Martina McBride, Kevin Neal and Bob Romeo
2012 – Mike Fisher, Clint Higham, John Huie, George Jones, Robert Williams and Alan Valentine
2011 – Alabama, Tony Conway, Mayor Karl Dean, James H. Gosnell Jr. and Barry Trotz
Billy Ray Cyrus Celebrates '25 Achy Breaky Years' on SiriusXM's Prime
Country Ch. 58
CMT's "Still The King" All-New Season Airs Tuesdays at 10/9c
|NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Internationally renowned superstar Billy Ray Cyrus is celebrating ‘25 Achy Breaky Years’ this weekend on SiriusXM’s Prime Country Ch. 58. Hosted by Billy Ray Cyrus’ longtime friend Storme Warren, Cyrus opens up about his journey from Flatwoods, Kentucky to achieving worldwide success as a singer, songwriter, actor and producer. The ‘25 Achy Breaky Years’ special also includes an exclusive acoustic performance. |
SiriusXM’s Prime Country Ch. 58
July 28 – 6 pm EST
July 29 – 11 am EST
July 30 – 12 am (midnight) EST
July 30 – 9 pm EST
Aug. 01 – 12 pm EST
Aug. 03 – 3 pm EST
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of “Achy Breaky Heart,” which hit No. 1 on Hot Country Songs and peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100, Cyrus re-recorded and released a Muscle Shoals edition on iTunes.
“When the song was released 25 years ago, the world was very divided. Perhaps 25 years later it might be even more divided so through the magic of a little song, people can come together for just a moment to dance and sing and celebrate life, that's all that matters," Cyrus said.
Recently, Cyrus has been all over television, including appearances on “LIVE with Kelly and Ryan,” “The Wendy Williams Show,” and many more to promote CMT’s hit comedy “Still The King,” airing Tuesdays at 10/9c.
“Still The King” averaged 3 million weekly viewers during season one and in season two, Vernon (Cyrus) is fresh out of jail and determined to reclaim his position as a country music superstar while being present in the lives of his daughter Charlotte (Madison Iseman) and her mother Debbie (Joey Lauren Adams). Faced with the possibility of being a father to Debbie’s unborn child, Vernon must balance his desires for fame and family.
BILLY RAY CYRUS ON TOUR:
July 28 North Star Casino Resort - Bowler, Wis.
July 29 St. Croix Casino - Turtle Lake, Wis.
Aug. 03 Knoxville Civic Auditorium - Knoxville, Tenn.
Aug. 04 The Brown Theatre - Louisville, Ky.
Aug. 05 Victory Theater - Evansville, Ind.
Aug. 12 Edgewater Hotel Casino Resort - Laughlin, Nev.
Aug. 19 Mill Town Music Hall - Bremen, Ga.
Sept. 09 Hard Rock Live - Northfield, Ohio
Sept. 22 Lancaster Performing Arts Center - Lancaster, Calif.
Oct. 21 Crystal Grand Theatre - Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
RICKY SKAGGS TO PERFORM FIRST FULL-BLOWN COUNTRY CONCERT IN 20 YEARS
Photo courtesy of Carson Photoworks
Legendary Country Music Artist to Perform Career Hits at the Nashville Palace on Saturday, September 2; Tickets On Sale Now at EventBright.com
Nashville, Tenn. (July 26, 2017) — For the first time in two decades, the legendary Ricky Skaggs is returning onstage to perform a full-blown country music concert featuring the hit songs that made him a household name. On Saturday, September 2, at 7:00 PM, Skaggs will appear live at the Nashville Palace in Nashville, Tennessee where he'll plug-in and perform his tunes from the '80s.
"After playing bluegrass music for the last 20 years, I'm gonna have blast plugging in my electric guitar and singing my country hits again," says Skaggs. "Can't wait! We did a test run of the show back in June and came away from it feeling great!"
Skaggs promised the late Bill Monroe that he'd do his part to keep bluegrass alive. Since Monroe's passing in 1996, Skaggs has kept his promise, playing thousands of live bluegrass shows and releasing several albums dedicated to the genre. While he has no plans of ever quitting bluegrass music, he feels it's time to dust off the songs that made him famous.
Those in attendance can expect to hear Skaggs perform many of his chart-topping songs including "Highway 40 Blues," "Honey (Open That Door)," "Heartbroke," "Country Boy," and "Uncle Pen," among others.
Tickets to Skaggs' country show go on sale today and can be purchased by clicking HERE. Prices range from $20-$200. The Nashville Palace is located at 2611 McGavock Pike in Nashville.
LORRIE MORGAN & MARTY MORGAN ANNOUNCE FROM THE HEART: A NIGHT WITH THE
MORGANS AT THE BLUEBIRD CAFÉ AUGUST 2
Pictured (L-R): Lorrie Morgan and Marty Morgan
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 25, 2017) – Country music songstress Lorrie Morgan will join her brother, acclaimed songwriter Marty Morgan for a very special evening of music at the world famous Bluebird Café on Wednesday, August 2. Children of Grand Ole Opry® Star, George Morgan, the next generation will come together and share the heartfelt songs and stories they love the most.
The in-the-round performance will begin at 9:00pm with doors opening at 8:30. The night will also feature several special guests who will join in and celebrate the iconic music that the Morgan family have shared with the world for the past several decades.
Tickets go on sale tomorrow morning 07/26/17 at 08:00am
Click Here to Purchase Tickets
Craig Wayne Boyd Adds Another "Voice" to the Family, Announces Baby Boy
and New Music
Winner of Season 7 NBC's "The Voice" to Release New Album 'Top Shelf' Oct. 2
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Craig Wayne Boyd, the powerful country vocalist who Billboard recently profiled as a ‘new country act to watch in 2017,’ announced he’s adding another ‘voice’ to his family with the addition of a baby boy on the way and a new album Top Shelf (available Oct. 27).
In an exclusive interview with People.com, Boyd beamed, "Taylor and I are thrilled about the arrival of our new #BabyBoyd! We're so blessed. I think my son is more excited that it's not another sister! It'll be a busy fall/winter as we're also preparing to release new music!"
Boyd’s new son, due in January, will join big sister Dakota Lynne, 18 months, and Jaxon, who is 5-years-old.
A native of Mesquite, Texas, Craig Wayne Boyd came to the attention of America as the winner of Season 7 of the NBC hit “The Voice.” During his run on the show, Craig hit the charts with his versions of classics such as “I Walk The Line,” “You Look So Good In Love,” and the Merle Haggard classic “Workin’ Man Blues.” His post-“Voice” career kicked off with a bang with the release of “My Baby’s Got A Smile On Her Face,” which topped the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. As a songwriter, Craig spent three years as a staff writer for EMI Publishing.
For more information on Craig Wayne Boyd, visit CraigWayneBoyd.com or follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Blake Shelton and The Oak Ridge Boys Get 'Animated' in "Doing It to
|NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Oak Ridge Boys morph into animated characters in Blake Shelton’s new video “Doing It to Country Songs,” which features Blake as “Buck Shelton” and as a William Lee Golden as possum, Joe Bonsall as a beaver, Duane Allen as a fox, and Richard Sterban as a frog.|
The animation portrays all of them as ““Blake Buck & the Oak Ridge Boys” at the fictitious Blake Shelton Bar & Grill on Some Beach. “Doing It to Country Songs” appears on Shelton’s 2016 album If I’m Honest. Watch here.
Currently, the Country Music Hall of Fame members are crisscrossing North America with a bevy of tour dates (see below).
Since the start of their highly decorated career, The Oak Ridge Boys have achieved five GRAMMY® Awards, and multiple CMA, ACM and Dove Awards for their cross-over brand of pop, country and gospel music that spans multiple generations.
The Oak Ridge Boys have given many command performances throughout their legendary career, from performing for King Gustaf of Sweden, to Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline of Monaco, to Her Royal Highness Princess Anne of Great Britain and five U.S. presidents: Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.
For more information, visit oakridgeboys.com
The Oak Ridge Boys On Tour:
Aug. 02 Ulster County Fair - New Paltz, Ny.
Aug. 04 Central National Bank Center - Enid, Okla.
Aug. 05 Mabee Center - Oral Roberts University - Tulsa, Okla.
Aug. 10 The Beacon Theatre - Hopewell, Va.
Aug. 11 Anderson Music Hall - Hiawassee, Ga.
Aug. 12 Mill Town Music Hall - Bremen, Ga.
Aug. 16 Upper Peninsula State Fair - Escanaba, Mich.
Aug. 17 Dodge County Fair - Beaver Dam, Wisc.
Aug. 19 Von Braun Center Propst Arena - Huntsville, Ala.
Aug. 20 Kentucky State Fair-Cardinal Stadium - Louisville, Ky.
Aug. 21 Wilson County Fair - Lebanon, Tenn.
Aug. 24 Bureau County Fair - Princeton, Ill.
Aug. 26 Winston-Salem Fairgrounds & An - Winston-Salem, N.C.
Sept. 01 Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam - Panama City Beach, Fla.
Sept. 02 Hollywood Casino at Charles Town - Charles Town, W.Va.
Sept. 04 Catlettsburg Labor Day Fest - Catlettsburg, Ky.
Sept. 08 State Theatre center for the Arts - Eastern, Pa.
Sept. 09 Tilles Center for the Performing Arts - Brookville, Ny.
Sept. 15 Adventure Road Entertainment Stage – Oklahoma State Fair - Oklahoma City, Okla.
Sept. 16 Falcon Stadium - Colorado Springs, Colo.
Sept. 20 The Mansion Theatre - Branson, Mo.
Sept. 21 The Mansion Theatre - Branson, Mo.
Sept. 23 Country Tonite Theater - Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
Sept. 27 Nörsk Hostfest - Minot, N.D.
Sept. 28 - Casino Regina Show Lounge - Regina SK Canada
Sept. 29 The Resort at Paws Up - Greenough, Mont.
Sept. 30 WYO Theater - Sheridan, Wyo.
Oct. 04 The Mansion Theatre - Branson, Mo.
Oct. 05 The Mansion Theatre - Branson, Mo.
Oct. 07 Meramec Music Theatre - Steelville, Mo.
Oct. 10 Mississippi State Fair - Jackson, Miss.
Oct. 11 The Mansion Theatre - Branson, Mo.
Oct. 12 The Mansion Theatre - Branson, Mo.
Oct. 13 Shawnee Bluff Vineyard - Eldon, Mo.
Oct. 21 Alabama Theatre - North Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Oct. 26 The Mansion Theatre - Branson, Mo.
Oct. 27 French Lick Resort Casino - French Lick, Ind.
Oct. 31 The Mansion Theatre - Branson, Mo.
Nov. 01 The Mansion Theatre - Branson, Mo.
Nov. 02 The Mansion Theatre - Branson, Mo.
Nov. 07 The Mansion Theatre - Branson, Mo.
Nov. 08 The Mansion Theatre - Branson, Mo.
Nov. 09 The Mansion Theatre - Branson, Mo.
Nov. 11 The Colony Five Star Complex - The Colony, Texas
Nov. 14 The Mansion Theatre - Branson, Mo.
Nov. 15 The Mansion Theatre - Branson, Mo.
Nov. 16 The Mansion Theatre - Branson, Mo.
Nov. 17 Effingham Performance Center - Effingham, Ill.
Nov. 18 Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel - Tama, Iowa
Nov. 25 Carson Center - Paducah, Ky.
Nov. 26 Stranahan Theater - Toledo, Ohio
Nov. 27 Mayo Performing Arts Center - Morristown, N.J.
Nov. 29 Canton Palace Theatre - Canton, Ohio
Nov. 30 The Palace Theatre - Greensburg, Pa.
Dec. 01 Smoky Mountain Center for the Arts - Franklin, N.C.
Dec. 02 Renfro Valley Entertainment Center - Renfro Valley, Ky.
Dec. 03 Niswonger Performing Arts Center - Greeneville, Tenn.
Dec. 07 The Center for the Performing Arts - Carmel, Ind.
Dec. 08 Southern Kentucky Performing Arts - Bowling Green, Ky.
Dec. 09 Gold Strike Casino Millennium Theatre - Robinsville, Miss.
Dec. 10 Private Residence - Lafayette, La.
Dec. 13 Vern Riffe Center for the Arts- Portsmouth, Ohio
Dec. 14 FireKeepers Casino Hotel - Battle Creek, Mich.
Dec. 15 Treasure Island Resort & Casino - Red Wing, Minn.
Dec. 16 Crystal Grand Music Theatre - Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
Dec. 17 Star Plaza Theatre - Merrillville, Ind.
Dec. 19 Collins Center for the Arts - Orono, Maine
Dec. 20 The Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, Conn.
Dec. 21 Luhrs Performing Arts Center - Shippensburg, Pa.
Dec. 22 The Capitol Center for the Arts - Concord, N.H.
Dec. 31 Rising Star Casino Resort - Rising Sun, Ind.
TUNE-IN ALERT: JUSTIN MOORE SET TO APPEAR ON 'JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!'
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Chart-topping country crooner Justin Moore will be making his return to 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' on Tuesday, August 1. Tune in to catch Moore perform his latest Top 10 hit single “Somebody Else Will” at 11:35pm ET / 10:35 pm CT on ABC (check local listings).
“Somebody Else Will” is the PLATINUM-selling artist’s follow-up to his sixth No. 1 and second single from his fourth studio album KINDA DON’T CARE. Justin is out on the road for headlining and festival dates throughout summer.
Justin Moore On Tour:
July 21 - Celebrate Virginia After Hours - Fredericksburg, Va.
July 22 - Bayside Toyota Pavilion - St. Leonard, Md.
July 27 - The Pacific Amphitheatre - Costa Mesa, Calif.
July 28 - Lyon County Fairgrounds - Yerington, Nev.
July 29 - Peppermill Concert Hall - Yerington, Nev.
Aug. 04 - Kearney Amphitheater - Kearney, Mo.
Aug. 05 - Country on the River - Prairie du Chien, Wis.
Aug. 07 - Sturgis Buffalo Chip Amphitheater - Sturgis, S.D.
Aug. 11 - Foxwoods Resort and Casino - New London, Conn.
Aug. 12 - Sands Steel Stage - Bethlehem, Pa.
Aug. 13 - Tags Summer Stage - Big Flats, N.Y.
Aug. 18 - Havelock Country Jamboree - Ennismore, Canada
Aug. 19 - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom - Hampton Beach, N.H.
Aug. 26 - Redding Civic Auditorium - Redding, Calif.
Aug. 27 - Enumclaw Expo Center - Enumclaw, Wash.
Sept. 02 - Bridge View Center - Ottumwa, Iowa
Sept. 03 - South Dakota State Fair - Huron, S.D.
Sept. 09 - Clay County Fairgrounds - Spencer, Iowa
Sept. 14 - Masonic Auditorium - Portland, Ore.
Sept. 15 - The Farm - Selma, N.C.
Oct. 28 - Curtis-Hixon Park - Tampa, Fla.
NEW VIDEO "I'M ON FIRE" FROM ICONIC VOCALIST CHUCK NEGRON MAKES
New Album 'Negron Generations' Available Now
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (July 20, 2017) – When Chuck Negron co-penned "I'm on Fire" he included lyrics that were extremely personal and self-reflective of his life story. The ups and downs of the singer's career and personal life have often been played out in the public eye and it's no secret that he endured an infamous battle with drug addiction in the height of his career with Three Dog Night. Now 25 years sober, the video for the song highlights the highs and lows through images and clips from his rock star life. The new album, titled Negron Generations is available now at ChuckNegron.com and all digital music outlets as announced by ABC News Radio.
“My hope with this song is that we can reach people that need the inspiration to keep fighting the good fight, whatever that may be for them," said Chuck Negron, "I continue to find solace in my spirituality and it has helped me make it through the past 25 years of sobriety. I recognize that a higher power gave me a second chance at a time I probably didn't deserve one."
Three never-before-heard Three Dog Night tracks are included on this release. They were recorded by the band in the mid-1970s prior to their first breakup in 1976. “The Letter,” “Save Our Ship” and “This Is Your Captain Calling” feature that iconic sound that could only come from the original vocalists of Three Dog Night; Cory Wells, Danny Hutton and Chuck Negron.
Negron and his daughters, Charlie and Annabelle, created a unique harmony blend that only a family can on the new project. The sisters’ lead vocals on The Ronettes’ “Be My Baby/Do I Love You” are truly compelling.
Two Three Dog Night hits re-recorded by Chuck Negron are featured on Spotify playlist Yacht Rockin' Through the Years. Fans can follow the playlist and support him on Spotify.
Negron is currently touring for the fourth year on the critically-acclaimed, Happy Together tour, joining The Turtles featuring Flo and Eddie as well as The Association, The Box Tops, The Cowsills and The Archies starring Ron Dante.
Negron Generations Track Listing:
1. Open My Heart
2. I Live Alone
3. Be My Baby/Do I Love You
4. I’m Sorry
5. Heal Me
6. So Rude
7. I’m On Fire
BONUS TRACKS (Unreleased Three Dog Night Tracks)
8. The Letter
9. Save Our Ship
10. This Is Your Captain Calling
Sylvia Celebrates 35th Anniversary of No. 1 Hit "Nobody" With
Appearances at the Grand Ole Opry and More! Chart-Topper Reflects on
Career in Online Video Series “The View From Here”
NASHVILLE, TENN. – This year marks the 35th anniversary of Sylvia’s No. 1 smash crossover hit “Nobody,” which dominated the country music charts, leading the acclaimed singer to win the ACM award for “Female Vocalist of the Year.” The chart-topping vocalist shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon, as she returns to the legendary Grand Ole Opry this Saturday for another uplifting performance (purchase tickets HERE).
“I can’t imagine a better way to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of ‘Nobody’ topping the charts than to perform it on the Grand Ole Opry,” says Sylvia. “I’ve been listening to the Opry my whole life. In fact, my earliest memory of listening to the Opry was during a road trip from Kokomo, Indiana to Lafayette, Tennessee on a Friday night to visit my grandparents. It makes me wonder what little child might be out there listening this Saturday night dreaming of someday standing on that stage…”
After high school graduation, Sylvia moved to Nashville to realize her dream of becoming a recording artist and in a few short years signed with RCA Records. The rest is history! Sylvia is detailing her full career journey on her web series “Sylvia: The View From Here,” produced by The Nashville Soundbite. In the latest episode, the songstress opens up about her early career when she auditioned for the part of Daisy Duke in the hit series “The Dukes of Hazzard.” Even though ultimately she didn’t get the part, the story came full circle when Daisy Duke actress Catherine Bach was the presenter the year Sylvia picked up the award for “Female Vocalist of the Year” at the ACM Awards. Fans can watch the latest episodes, and past videos HERE.
On her latest album It’s All In The Family, Sylvia expanded her horizons as a songwriter, co-writing 9 of the 12 songs on the record. The singer/songwriter is returning to east Tennessee on Saturday, August 19th for a 4:00p matinee show at the Sixth Annual Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival in Gatlinburg, TN. In addition to singing the hits, Sylvia will take attendees on a musical journey into the heart of her new album, exploring life's challenges and joys, and the growth that she - and they - have experienced along the way. Tickets are available HERE.
Country and Rock n' Roll Icon Jerry Lee Lewis to Play BB Kings Blues
Club on Saturday, July 29
Photo Credit Steve Roberts
'The Killer' to be Honored by Chris Stapleton, Lee Ann Womack and More on Skyville Live in August in Nashville - ROLLING STONE ARTICLE
BB King Blues Club & Grill - Times Square
237 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036
DATE: Saturday, July 29
TIME: Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
Jerry Lee Lewis is one of the all-time greatest singer-songwriters, musicians and pianists. A true American Stylist akin to all-time greats Hank Williams, Jimmie Rodgers and Al Jolson, he is an architect of great genres such as rock n' roll and rockabilly as well as a commander of country music and the blues.
He was born in 1935 to Mamie and Elmo Lewis of Ferriday, Louisiana. In November of ‘56 Jerry Lee made his way to Memphis, Tennessee where he would join Sun Records and launch hit records with "Crazy Arms," "Whole Lotta Shakin,’", and "Great Balls of Fire." Jerry Lee, along with his friends, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and Carl Perkins would become known as the Million Dollar Quartet and there is not any part of music that their influences haven't touched. Musically, Jerry Lee has topped the Billboard charts countless times throughout his seven-decade career. 3 Top 10 songs, 17 Country Top 10 albums, 6 Country Number 1 hits, 46 Country Top 10 songs, more than a dozen Gold records in rock and country, and the list goes on. As a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s very first class of inductees, “The Killer” holds numerous awards including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, numerous GRAMMYs, the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award and countless other honors. Rolling Stone has named him in the top 25 Greatest Artists of All Time and Top 40 in the Greatest Country Artists of All Time. He is truly rock’s first great wild man and an accomplished country stylist, and shows no signs of stopping, touring around the globe still today.
Visit www.jerryleelewis.com to follow “The Killer.”
SEETHER'S 5TH ANNUAL RISE ABOVE FESTIVAL TO PAY TRIBUTE TO CHESTER
BENNINGTON AND CHRIS CORNELL
EVENT TO BENEFIT 'SAVE' AND BUILD AWARENESS FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION, FEATURES SEETHER, KORN, SHINEDOWN, STONE SOUR, SKILLET, HALESTORM, FALLING IN REVERSE AND MORE!!!
Festival founder and Seether frontman Shaun Morgan to appear on Access Hollywood, Fox News Radio, iHeart/Premiere Networks, ABC News Radio, Fox NewsEdge / Fox News Extra, SiriusXM Volume, PIX 11 (NYC), and United Stations Radio Networks
BANGOR, Maine – Seether’s 5th Annual Rise Above Fest, the largest suicide awareness event in the world, which will be held this Saturday, July 22nd and Sunday, July 23rd at Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor, Maine will feature performers including Korn, Shinedown, Stone Sour, Skillet, Halestorm, Falling in Reverse, and more.
"Losing another great rock voice to suicide yesterday is absolutely tragic and heartbreaking," said Seether's Shaun Morgan. "It's exactly why we are doing what we set out to do this weekend - to build awareness for this mental disease. I started this festival as a tribute to anyone who has lost someone. If this festival does something to help one person reconsider the tragic choice of suicide, then it will be the greatest success of my career. We will honor the memories of Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell and dedicate this weekend to them."
Morgan, Rise Above Fest’s founder, was honored in 2016 with the “Artistic Expression” Award from the National Council for Behavioral Health at the Awards of Excellence in Las Vegas.
Fifteen years deep into an incredibly consistent and rewarding career, Seether continues to thrive, pushing their creative boundaries while remaining true to their fiercely loyal, worldwide fan base. Poison the Parish is Seether at their very best, a gripping and self-assured affirmation of a quintessential hard rock band in peak form.
For Rise Above Fest tickets and information, visit: Rise Above Fest.
For more information on SAVE, Suicide Awareness Voices of Education, visit SAVE.org.
OLIVIA LANE’S VIDEO FOR “WRONG GIRL” PREMIERES ON BILLBOARD
"Wrong Girl" Available on iTunes and Spotify Today
|NASHVILLE, TENN. – Hot country songstress Olivia Lane's sassy new video for her just-released “Wrong Girl” exclusively premiered on Billboard.com. Lane's visionary talents come alive in this energetic video that she co-produced and directed with James King (Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Kelsea Ballerini).|
Download “Wrong Girl” on iTunes and Spotify.
Shot at Finley Studios in Nashville, Lane integrated visual effects with chroma key and laser lighting technology. The high energy video features Lane with a potential love interest, showing him she just might be the right kind of wrong girl.
“Because 'Wrong Girl' is a fun and high energy song, I wanted the video to reflect that sentiment. James and I had so much fun creating this video and I think it perfectly represents my personality and the strong, independent personalities of all 'wrong girls' out there,” said Lane.
So if you’re looking for a red wine sipping kind of night
Well tonight ain’t it
And oh if you’re trying to find that quiet type get it right
Right now boy you’ve got the wrong girl
Boy tonight I think you’ll like the wrong girl
(Lane, Toshinskiy, Harding, Schmidt)
“Wrong Girl,” which Lane co-wrote with Ilya Toshinskiy, JT Harding and Jordan Schmidt, is her first release since her self-titled debut EP last year. Forgoing the typical EP release this time around, Lane will be releasing individual tracks directly to her fans throughout 2017. “Wrong Girl” track premiered earlier this week on Whiskey Riff.Fans can see Lane as she joins Brandy Clark July 28 in Las Vegas at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country, and in August when she hits the road with Billy Ray Cyrus for select tour dates.
To learn more about Olivia Lane, visit OliviaLane.com or follow her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Olivia Lane On Tour:
July 28 Stoney’s Rockin Country - Las Vegas, Nev.
July 29 Country Fan Fest - Tooele, Utah
Aug 03 Knoxville Civic Auditorium - Knoxville, Tenn.
Aug 04 The Brown Theatre - Louisville, Ky.
Aug 05 Victory Theatre - Evansville, Ind.
Nov 03 Indiana University Auditorium - Bloomington, Ind.
Rhonda Vincent and Daryle Singletary Debut at No. 1 on Billboard
Bluegrass Albums Chart
|NASHVILLE, TENN. – Music buyers take a stand to show that Traditional Country Music hasn’t gone anywhere. It’s loved, alive, and well, as the incredible new project American Grandstand landed its first week on Billboard’s Top Current Country Albums chart at No. 10. It is No. 1 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart, and No.1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Album Chart for the week of July 29, 2017.|
Not since George & Tammy and Conway & Loretta has there been a vocal duet performance like Rhonda Vincent & Daryle Singletary. This week marks yet another indication that buyers love the authentic, unaltered voices of two of the greatest singers in this generation of country music.
“The New Queen of Bluegrass” Rhonda Vincent and country hitmaker Daryle Singletary share their thoughts as they celebrate being at the top of the charts!
Daryle says, “I just want to say how excited Rhonda and I are on the chart debut of American Grandstand. We really didn’t know what to expect, but this CD has charted way beyond our expectations and we can’t say thanks enough to every single person that supported our efforts and purchased the new duet project. God Bless Country music and Country music fans. We love ya’ll!!”
“This is so special! I don’t know what makes me happier, #1 on the Billboard Bluegrass Charts or a Top 10 Album on the Current Country charts!” says Rhonda. “Either way, I am thrilled beyond words, and thankful to each of you who purchased and sent your love for this new music! Thank you for your incredible support of Traditional Country music, and if you don’t have American Grandstand please go get it!”
This chart-topping project was released on Upper Management Music, and features 12 amazing songs; with originals like the title song written by Rhonda Vincent, along with country classics like the first single “One,” that was written by hit country writer/performer Ed Bruce and originally performed by country legends George Jones and Tammy Wynette.
This dynamic duo is off to a blockbuster start, with rave reviews, and a momentum that started with their numerous Nashville performances at the CMA Music Fest, Music City Roots, and The Grand Ole Opry.
“American Grandstand” is available now at AmericanGrandstand.com and wherever music is sold.
Fans can catch “The Most Award-Winning Band in Bluegrass Music History” Rhonda Vincent & The Rage on the road throughout the remainder of the year, as the IBMA “Entertainer of the Year” and 8-time “Female Vocalist of the Year” winner makes stops at festivals and venues throughout North America, plus a return visit to Europe’s Bluegrass Capital - Prague, Czech Republic www.rhondainprague.cz in September, along with a stop at Switzerland’s Most Prestigious Country Music Festival in beautiful Gstaad.
American Grandstand Track Listing:
1. Above and Beyond
3. After The Fire Is Gone
4. American Grandstand
5. Slowly But Surely
6. As We Kiss Our World Goodbye
7. Can’t Live Life
8. Golden Ring
9. We Must Have Been Out of Our Minds
10. Louisiana Woman Mississippi Man
11. A Picture of Me Without You
12. Up This Hill and Down
Rhonda Vincent On Tour:
Jul 19 Sheridan, WY – Whitney Center for the Arts
Jul 20 Livingston, MT – Music Ranch Montana
Jul 22-23 Darrington, WA – Darrington Bluegrass Festival
Jul 27 Hiawassee, GA – Georgia Mountain Fair
Aug 03-04 Thornton, NH – Pemi Valley Festival
Aug 05 Milan, MI – Milan Bluegrass Festival
Aug 11 Hebron, CT – Podunk Bluegrass Festival
Aug 17 Marion, NC – North Carolina Bluegrass Festival
Aug 18 Gettysburg, PA – Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival
Aug 19 Salyersville, KY - Magoffin County 14th Annual Community Day
Aug 23 Rhonda - TV Filming
Aug 25 Keene, Ontario, Canada – Greenbridge Celtic Folk Festival
Aug 26 Washington, PA – Wild Things Park
Sep 02 Fort Fairfield, ME – County Bluegrass
Sep 06 Prague, Czech Republic
Sep 8-9 Gstaad, Switzerland – Country Night Gstaad
Sep 14 Kodak, TN – Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival
Sep 15 Conway, MO – Starvy Creek Bluegrass Festival
Sep 16-17 Flagstaff, AZ – Pickin’ in the Pines
Sep 23 Vine Grove, KY – Vine Grove Bluegrass Music Festival
Sep 30 Hartselle, AL – Hartselle High School Auditorium
Oct 19 Breman, GA – Milltown Music Hall with Daryle Singletary