Thursday, November 30, 2017

NAOMI JUDD TO APPEAR ON TODAY, DR. OZ, ACCESS HOLLYWOOD, VARNEY AND CO., HUCKABEE, HARRY AND MORE AS SHE OPENS UP ABOUT RELEASE OF "RIVER OF TIME" PAPERBACK BOOK

Naomi Judd to Guest Announce During December 9 Grand Ole Opry and Sign Copies of "River of Time: My Descent Into Depression and How I Emerged With Hope" Prior to Show
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 30, 2017) - Naomi Judd will be all over national television, radio and online media next week when she releases the paperback version of “River of Time: My Descent Into Depression and How I Emerged With Hope.”

The Grammy-winning country icon, best-selling author and actress will appear on TODAY, Dr. Oz, Access Hollywood, Varney and Co., Huckabee, HARRY, Honky Tonkin' with Tracy Lawrence, SiriusXM's Prime Country and MORE as Judd opens up about "River of Time." Judd will also appear on the Grand Ole Opry as a Guest Announcer December 9 and sign copies of the book prior to the show.

December 5
TODAY (NBC)
8:00am and 9:00am

December 6
Dr. Oz (syndicated)
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Access Hollywood (NBC)
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December 8
Varney and Co. (Fox Business)
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December 9
Huckabee (TBN)
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December 21
HARRY (syndicated)
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RADIO:
December 2-3
Honky Tonkin’ with Tracy Lawrence
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To be announced:
Town Hall w/ Naomi Judd and host Charlie Monk
SiriusXM Prime Country (Ch. 58)
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“I wrote it with the sincere hope of offering encouragement to the 40 million Americans who suffer from depression and anxiety every minute of every day and night,” Judd said. “I want them to know that I understand, and I’m here to help."

Judd first captured the attention of the entire world as half of The Judds, which she formed with her daughter Wynonna. The Judds sold 20 million records, scored fifteen No. 1 hits, and received more than 60 industry awards, including six GRAMMY® awards and seven consecutive CMA Vocal Group of the Year trophies. That ride came to a screeching halt when Naomi was diagnosed with Hepatitis C––and given only three years to live. Instead of accepting her fate, the former registered nurse educated herself and pursued healing. Today, Naomi is Hep C-free––a medically documented miracle.

For more information, follow Naomi Judd on Facebook and Instagram or visit NaomiJudd.com.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

RICKY SKAGGS BOARDS 75TH ANNUAL SANTA TRAIN TO BRING HOLIDAY CHEER TO APPALACHIA

Photo courtesy of Ed Rode
Nashville, Tenn. (November 28, 2017) -- Country and bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs climbed aboard the 75th running of the CSX Santa Train on Saturday, November 18 for a 110-mile route through Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee and performed for the crowds in Kingsport. 

Skaggs joined Santa Claus and volunteers from the Kingsport Chamber, Food City, Appalachian Power, Soles4Souls and presenting sponsor CSX Transportation in handing out more than 15 tons of gifts at the 14 stops along the route.

"I didn't know exactly what to expect, I just knew we were gonna be giving away toys, backpacks, clothing and food to the folks in the mountains, but those precious faces I saw gave me more than I gave them. A very moving event," notes Skaggs. "I'd do it again in a heartbeat. CXS was totally professional and prepared. 75 years! Then you have Santa! Awesome!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

The Nelons The Americana Sessions Available Today! Beloved Family Group Performs Iconic Classic Songs

 
 
(November 24, 2017 – Nashville, TN) – The Nelons, known for their intricate family harmonies and soaring vocalshave put their signature style on beloved American classics with their new release, The Americana Sessions, available today on Daywind Records
 
Produced and arranged by Jason Clark, the project features iconic classic compositions with intricate and stunning family harmonies, delivering the musical excellence that Kelly, Jason, Amber and Autumn are known for. From Glen Campbell's "Gentle On My Mind," to Dolly Parton's "Coat of Many Colors," and "An American Trilogy," to "Bridge Over Troubled Water," The Nelons weave songs of faith, family, God and country in a seamless journey on what could be condisdered a songbook of American culture.

To support the new release, The Nelons have embarked on The Americana Sessions Tour, receiving rave reviews with many SOLD OUT performances in theatres across the country.
 
 The Americana Sessions is available now at www.TheNelons.com, iTunes, Amazon and other digital retail outlets.

FULL TRACK LISTING:
  1. Gentle on my Mind
  2. Colors of the Wind
  3. Coat of Many Colors
  4. You Needed Me
  5. Daddy and Son
  6. Bridge Over Trouble Waters
  7. Oh, Senendoah
  8. Take Me Home, Country Roads
  9. An American Trilogy
  10. Mama Tried
  11. Battlefield

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

BILLY RAY CYRUS RELEASES "TULSA TIME (ROKMAN REMIX)" VIDEO FEATURING NOAH CYRUS AND DEREK JONES

Recent Appearances and Performances Include The Talk, HARRY, Rachael Ray Show, Last Call with Carson Daly, Pickler and Ben, TODAY, AOL Build, HLN’s Morning Express and MORE!

‘Set The Record Straight’ Cyrus’ 15th Billboard Top 40 Country Album
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 21, 2017) – Momentum continues for Billy Ray Cyrus’ new album Set The Record Straight, his 15th Billboard Top 40 Country Album, which includes a new collaboration with Noah Cyrus and U.S. Navy Veteran Derek Jones on “Tulsa Time (Rokman Remix).” CLICK HERE to watch their new “Tulsa Time (Rokman Remix)” video!

“This is a party. This is a good time with a rock n’ roll band and a dance groove. So fun! Made loud to be played loud!” Billy Ray Cyrus said.

"I shared the greatest gift I have to give with him - a great song, my daughter and her talent," Cyrus said of his tribute to Don Williams with Jones, who served in Iraq as an MM3 Machinist Third Class Petty Officer .

The international country music icon is everywhere promoting Set The Record Straight, including performances and appearances on The TalkHARRYRachael Ray ShowLast Call with Carson DalyPickler and BenTODAYAOL BuildHLN’s Morning Express and MORE!

Cyrus’ Set The Record Straight also features collaborations with Joe Perry, George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Bryan Adams, Glenn Hughes, Jencarlos Canela and Ronnie Milsap.

FIRST CONWAY TWITTY VINYL AVAILABLE IN 26 YEARS APTLY TITLED TIMELESS



NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 21, 2017) – Conway Twitty, one of America's most-loved performers of all-time with 55 No. 1 one 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. Country Rewind Records has released TIMELESS, a collection of never before heard recordings from Twitty himself. The new record is now available on vinyl and it’s the first vinyl release of Conway music since the 1991 record Even Now. The vinyl is available on ConwayTwitty.com and Amazon.

The songs on Timeless haven't been heard since their original airing in 1972, included in a series of musical recordings from top artists at the time as part of a United States recruitment program. Singers 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.”

"Timeless is a truly special piece of Country Music history that reminds listeners of the exquisite musical legacy of an artist who was rightfully called "The Best Friend A Song Ever Had." The title of the album says it all. Conway Twitty was - is - and always will be 'Timeless.'" - Chuck Dauphin, Billboard Magazine


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.

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.”

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

Monday, November 20, 2017

SHENANDOAH EXTENDS 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR INTO 2018

 
Legendary Country Group Announces First Round of Concert Dates for 2018 Tour Schedule 
Nashville, Tenn. (November 17, 2017) — Due to popular demand, legendary GRAMMY® Award-winning country music group Shenandoah has announced an extension of its 30th Anniversary Tour into 2018. Today, the band unveiled its first round of live concert dates scheduled to take place next year as a continued celebration of Shenandoah's three decades of music. A total of 21 extended tour concerts were announced with stops in Green Bay, WI, Bremen, GA, Hinton, OK, Lubbock, TX, Pigeon Forge, TN, Greenville, AL, and more.
 
"I still can't believe it's been 30 years since we started this journey," notes Shenandoah's Mike McGuire. "We could've never imagined back then that we would've lasted this long. A big 'thank you' to the unsung heroes that are the driving force in any career like ours, the songwriters. They gave us great material to record and other than Marty's vocals, I believe that is the biggest ingredient that has afforded us this kind of longevity." 
 
Shenandoah frontman Marty Raybon adds, "It's been great watching the crowds get larger and more energized. It allows you to believe and feel that what you're doing is right. It's not only a wonderful time in life, it's a great place to spend it, in front of a multitude of people, friends and fans. I say load the calendar and bring on 2018!"
 
Last month, Shenandoah premiered a new song, "Noise," on SiriusXM Prime Country, marking the group's first single released to radio in 20 years. The track, available through BMG, and produced by Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flattsfame, has critics raving and is quickly gaining traction at radio. The new song serves as a preview to an upcoming full-length album, currently scheduled for an early 2018 commercial release.
 
"Noise" is available for digital download now at iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon and Google Play. Digital review copies are available upon request.
 
Shenandoah's 2018 30th Anniversary Tour kicks off January 12 is Palmetto, FL. Additional tour dates will be announced soon.
 
2018 Shenandoah 30th Anniversary Tour schedule:

Jan 12 - Palmetto, FL - Manatee County Fair
Jan 25 - Green Bay, WI - Meyer Theatre
Jan 26 - Eau Claire, WI - State Fair
Feb 16 - Poplar Bluff, MO - Black River Coliseum
Feb 17 - Bremen, GA - Milltown Music Hall
March 22 - New Braunfels, TX - Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre
March 24 - Hinton, OK - Sugar Creek Casino
April 12 - Pigeon Forge, TN - Dollywood
April 20 - Black River Falls, WI - Ho Chunk Casino
April 28 - Lubbock, TX - Boots & Badges Fundraiser
May 12 - Greeneville, TN - Niswonger PAC
June 2 - Buffalo, TX - Leon County Expo Center
June 17 - Marinette, WI - Porterfield Country Music Festival
June 22 - Fredericksburg, TX - Rockbox Theater
June 23 - Weatherford, TX - Texas Opry Theater
July 28 - Benkelman, NE - Dundy County Fair
Aug 25 - Chattanooga, TN - Tivoli Theatre
Sept 8 - Gail, TX - The Coyote Store
Oct 11 - Greenville, AL - The Ritz Theatre
Oct 19 - Pigeon Forge, TN - Country Tonite Theatre
Nov 8 - Somerset, KY - Center for Rural Development

Platinum-Selling Recording Artist, Jamie O’Neal Signs with Sawyer and Garner Management And Buddy Lee Attractions









Jamie O'Neal


Nashville, TN. (November 17, 2017) - Platinum-Selling Recording Artist and hit songwriter, Jamie O’Neal has signed with Sawyer and Garner Management (who also represents Tanya Tucker) and Buddy Lee Attractions as she prepares to launch a new album in 2018.
 
O’Neal became a household name in 2000 with her back-to-back # 1 singles, "There Is No Arizona" and "When I Think About Angels." With multiple hits that followed, including "Shiver," "Trying To Find Atlantis" and "Somebody's Hero," Jamie was on fire. She earned numerous career accolades (including multiple Grammy nominations), won ACM and Billboard Awards and appeared on the national television shows Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with David Letterman among many others.  Her voice can also be heard internationally in major motion pictures including Bridget Jones's Diary, on ABC's Desperate Housewives and in commercials. 
 
While she has penned most of the songs for her own albums, Jamie has also written hits for such notable artists as Reba McEntire, Martina McBride, Leann Rimes, Cece Winans, Idina Menzel, among others. Jamie has toured with Reba McEntire, Keith Urban, and Kylie Minogue.
 
O'Neal gained heightened industry respect when she was chosen by producers as the most powerful vocalist in country music to perform in place of Celine Dion in a major motion picture film. She was then once again selected to perform with Carrie Underwood when Carrie won American Idol and needed the perfect duet partner to introduce her to the country music world. Jamie and Carrie's duet of  "Does He Love You" made the list of CMT's 100 Greatest Duets
 
Sawyer and Garner commented, “Jamie O'Neal is a groundbreaking artist that was undoubtedly ahead of her time when she took over country radio. Her signature sound, which is extremely current and commercial, can be heard in the voices of today's biggest female artists. Jamie's hits are internationally recognized, and her songs as a songwriter have been cut from Reba, Martina McBride, to Idina Menzel. We are thrilled to be working with such an outstanding talent and amazing person. Many exciting things are ahead for this award winning songbird!"
 
Currently, O’Neal is in the studio putting finishing touches on her new music.  Dates will soon be announced for her 2018 North American Tour.
 
“We are thrilled to add Jamie O’Neal to the BLA family. We have not come across a single buyer who does not love her for not only her vocal ability but also her interaction with her fans. Jamie sounds just as good, if not better than she did when ‘There Is No Arizona’ first hit the airwaves. We know she is going to be a great addition to our roster and we are looking forward to kicking off her 2018 North American Tour!” says Buddy Lee Attractions.
 
For more information about Jamie O’Neal, visit http://www.Jamieoneal.com and her FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

LACY J. DALTON RELEASES "CARL THE CHRISTMAS DOG" JUST IN TIME FOR HOLIDAYS!

Lacy J Dalton - "Carl the Christmas Dog" Music Video
"Carl The Christmas Dog"
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country music hit-maker Lacy J. Dalton is known for her willingness to help others, whether it range from teaching songwriting to prisoners in State Prison in California to saving wild horses throughout the West to simply rescuing a dog that has become the subject of her latest release “Carl The Christmas Dog.” [DOWNLOAD]

“Carl The Christmas Dog,” is based on a true story, however much like the movies this is not an actual portrayal. Carl did eat the tree, presents and a bunch of other things, however, he did not eat the cat!!

“Carl is not much of a guard dog, but he sure is like my best friend,” says Lacy J. Dalton. In making the video, Dalton adds, “This is quite the departure from many of the previous music videos, but I wanted to just get some friends and keep it fun and simple. So all we did was gather some good friends, Carl (the dog), a phone and a camera. I sure hope it brings some joy to everyone this Christmas season.”

Watch the video here:youtu.be/wDCljO18Sww
Get "Carl The Christmas Dog" at CDBaby or lacyjdalton.org.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

AXS TV COUNTS DOWN TO CHRISTMAS WITH A WEEK OF FESTIVE MUSIC SPECIALS HOSTED BY ROCK LEGEND ANN WILSON AND FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY HEART, FAITH HILL, ROD STEWART, JESSICA SIMPSON, & MORE, EVERY NIGHT AT 8pE FROM DEC. 17 TO DEC. 24

ANN WILSON’S CHRISTMAS WITH A HEART’ Include Performances by Michael Bublé, Stevie Nicks, Willie Nelson, Jennifer Nettles, Chris Isaak, & Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Among Others
Plus, Don’t Miss a Christmas Day Marathon on Monday, Dec. 25 Starting at 11aE

Los Angeles, CA (November 15, 2017) – AXS TV will have viewers rockin’ around the Christmas tree this December, as the network presents Ann Wilson’s Christmas With A Heart, a week of unforgettable Christmas concerts featuring some of music’s biggest names, every night at 8pE from Sunday, Dec. 17 through Sunday, Dec. 24, followed by an all-day marathon on Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 25 starting at 11aE. The block is hosted by rock legend and Heart frontwoman Ann Wilson, who will be on hand to introduce each special and share some of her most beloved Christmas moments in exclusive interstitial content.
The Yuletide event kicks off with incomparable crooner Rod Stewart tackling some of the season’s most beloved songs including “We Three Kings,” “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!,” “Silver Bells” and more, joined by fellow chart-toppers Michael BubléElla Fitzgerald, and Mary J. Blige in Rod Stewart: Merry Christmas, Baby. And stay tuned at 9pE, as prog heroes Trans-Siberian Orchestra bring their signature blend of metal, classical, and Christmas to Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Ghost Of Christmas Eve—a visionary tale about a young runaway who embarks on a magical journey to return to her family. The film is narrated by acclaimed actor Ossie Davis, and features appearances by Jewel and Michael Crawford.
On Dec. 18, Country songstress Faith Hill delivers a powerful set that includes “A Holly Jolly Christmas,” “Silent Night,” “O Come All Ye Faithful,” and more, backed by a 31-person orchestra, a nine-person choir, and a big band in Faith Hill—Joy To The World. Then, on Dec. 19, pop superstar Jessica Simpson decks the halls in her second Christmas special, belting out beloved standards such as “Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town,” “Happy Xmas (War Is Over),” and “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” with Willie NelsonCarly Simon, and Ashlee Simpson in Jessica Simpson: Happy Christmas. And R&B legend Michael McDonald puts his soulful spin on “Christmas In The Bayou,” “O Come, O Come Emmanuel,” “White Christmas,” and Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” in Michael McDonald – This Christmas on Dec. 20.
The festivities continue on Dec. 21, as celebrated vocalist Jennifer Nettles shines in Band Against Cancer Presents Jennifer Nettles: ‘Tis The Season—an hour-long special featuring a charming blend of Christmas classics and modern favorites, including “Go Tell It On The Mountain,” “O Holy Night,” and “Merry Christmas With Love,” from her latest holiday album To Celebrate ChristmasNext, on Dec. 22, roots rocker Chris Isaak presents a night of Yuletide hits and originals, headlined by unforgettable duets with Michael Bublé on “The Christmas Song,” Stevie Nicks on “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town,” and Brian McKnight on “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” among others, in Chris Isaak Christmas. And Grammy-winning Rockabilly icon Brian Setzer rolls into town with a sleigh full of retro Christmas cheer, armed with an impressive 19-piece orchestra and a roster of classics such as “The Nutcracker Suite,” “You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch,” “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” and more in the swingin’ holiday special The Brian Setzer Orchestra: Christmas Rocks! on Dec. 23.
The week comes to a close on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, as glam metal heroes Twisted Sister put their wicked spin on Holiday favorites in Twisted Sister – A Twisted Christmas: Live in Vegas! at 6pE, featuring songs from their album “A Twisted Christmas” and classics like “We’re Not Gonna Take It” and “I Wanna Rock.” Then, at 8pE, rock n’ roll icons Heart have a homecoming for the ages, returning to Seattle for a lively and festive event packed with unconventional Christmas hits such as “Santa’s Going South,” “Remember Christmas,” and “Ring Them Bells” with the help of Sammy Hagar, Shawn ColvinPat Monahan, and Richard Marx, in Heart & Friends: Home For The Holidays from Benaroya Hall.
As part of this special countdown to Christmas, AXS TV will also be broadcasting seven star-studded episodes of the beloved British Christmas spectacular The Royal Variety Performance, following the Christmas Concerts block every night at 9pE, beginning Monday, December 18. Each episode puts the spotlight on the top artists in music, comedy, magic, and theatre, as legendary entertainers such as Lady GagaSir Elton JohnBette MidlerStingEd SheeranMary J. BligeJosh Groban, and more take the stage at some of England’s most iconic venues to perform in front of members of the British Royal Family and a live audience