Monday, October 30, 2017

BILLY RAY CYRUS APPEARS ON "CBS SUNDAY MORNING" WITH DAUGHTER MILEY CYRUS

 


Pre-order 'Set The Record Straight' NOW, Features Joe Perry, George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Bryan Adams, Glenn Hughes, Jencarlos Canela, Miley Cyrus and Noah Cyrus

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Billy Ray Cyrus is everywhere in advance of his highly anticipated new album Set The Record Straight, available for pre-order NOW and available everywhere November 10. Cyrus appeared on this weekend's CBS Sunday Morning alongside daughter Miley after serving two weeks as her team advisor on "The Voice."

Cyrus’ Set The Record Straight also features collaborations with Joe Perry, George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Bryan Adams, Glenn Hughes, Jencarlos Canela and Ronnie Milsap. Fans who pre-order a physical copy of Set the Record Straight will receive an autographed CD when it’s released November 10. iTunes pre-orders will get 3 instant gratis tracks, including “I Wanna Be Your Joe,” “Achy Break Heart 25th (Muscle Shoals Mix)” and “Tulsa Time (Rokman Remix).”

BILLY RAY CYRUS ON TOUR:
Nov. 16 Cherokee Casino West Siloam Springs – West Siloam Springs, Okla.
March 22 The Palms at Crown – Southbank, Australia
March 24 Crossroads Country in the Vines – Pokolbin, Australia
March 25 By The Bay Country Music Festival – Sandstone Point, Australia

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LEE GREENWOOD CELEBRATES 75TH BIRTHDAY WITH TWEET FROM PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP



Lee Greenwood & Five Presidents

GREENWOOD AVAILABLE FOR SATELLITE MEDIA TOUR NOVEMBER 6


Greenwood Performed for 5 Former U.S. Presidents in Texas for "Deep From The Heart" Hurricane Relief Concert

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Country music icon Lee Greenwood, received a special birthday wish this morning in a tweet from President Donald Trump. Greenwood, who is often referred to as America’s Patriot, is available for a satellite media tour November 6 in celebration of Veterans Day.

In the tweet sent this morning, Trump wrote:

“Happy Birthday to the great @TheLeeGreenwood. You and your beautiful song have made such a difference. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.”

Greenwood was recently a part of the “Deep From the Heart” Hurricane relief concert, which was hosted by all five living former presidents. His stand-out hit "God Bless the U.S.A." has been in the top five on the country singles charts three times (1991, 2001 and 2003), giving it the distinction of being the only song in any genre of music to achieve that feat. It was also No. 1 on the pop charts after 9/11. Known for his stand-out patriotism and support of the U.S. Military, Greenwood has been honored with the Congressional Medal of Honor Society's National Patriot’s Award, and entertained troops on more than 30 USO Tours.

I love America, and anyone else who loves America, we’re on the same page,” said Greenwood.

Lee Greenwood is currently a celebrity Ambassador for the DAV (Disabled American Veterans), a nonprofit charity DAV is a leading nonprofit that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families. Every year, we help more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing ways by helping them access benefits they earned, like healthcare, education and disability, and connecting them to meaningful employment opportunities. DAV is the nation’s most resourceful veterans service organization, keeping the promise to support America’s veterans.

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