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August 18, 2017

Kip Moore Premieres New Track & Music Video For "Blonde" Exclusively On "Noisey"

KIP MOORE “PULLS NO PUNCHES” AS HE PREMIERES NEW TRACK AND M…

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LUCAS HOGE LANDS HIM ON BILLBOARD TOP COUNTRY ALBUMS SALES CHART

LUCAS HOGE #1 ON BILLBOARD TOP COUNTRY ALBUMS SALES CHART WI…

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Kenny’s "All The Pretty Girls" Video Is a Winner: Jessica Martinez’s Clip Rules

Kenny Chesney’s Collegiate Directors
“All The Pretty Girls” Directed by Jessica Martinez with Will Renner

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Nashville Serves as Backdrop of Paulina Jayne’s New Video,

Nashville Serves as Backdrop of Paulina Jayne’s New Video, “Country Music Everywhere”

Video now available for viewing 
here.(Nashville, Tenn. – August 17, 2017) – Country singer/songwriter, Paulina Jayne, is proud to announce the release of her latest video for “Country Music Everywhere;” shot on location at several Nashville hotspots, including Fat Bottom Brewery and The Country. Music City was the perfect framework for capturing the essence of the song. The video is now available for viewing here.

Jayne proudly took the reins for the video shoot, calling on friends, strangers and everyone in between. Jayne and her team managed to gather thirteen actors, 5 country music star look-alikes, an award-winning videographer (Tyler Manuel), craft services, hair/makeup, and 7 of Nashville’s hottest locations and venues in 5 days with NO BUDGET! While most would consider such feat a modern day miracle, to Paulina Jayne, it was just another day in the office. “We aren’t scared of the independent life,” Jayne says grinning.

When Jayne called Manuel to shoot the new music video, he quickly developed the concept into a series of vignettes featuring 5 of country music’s biggest artists, who are referred to in the lyrics of “Country Music Everywhere.” This music video aims to humanize the artists we love and reminds listeners that Zac Brown still buys groceries at Kroger and Garth Brooks still pumps his own gas.

“With such a great song, making the video was easy. Everything we needed was in Paulina’s lyrics. The video is really an extension of the story the song tells! It was such an honor to get to work with such a talented artist! Paulina Jayne and her team brought this thing to life and allowed me to come on board and be a part of it. We had an absolute blast over the two days it took to film!” says Tyler Manuel.

To celebrate the video release, Jayne has launched the #CME Campaign. She is asking country music fans to retweet, share, and repost the video from her social media to theirs, tagging at least 3 artists in their post. Everyone who participates will be entered into a drawing for an exclusive giveaway. Jayne hopes this provides a unique interaction between her fans, their favorite artists, herself, and the country music community.

In just 2 weeks, “Country Music Everywhere” has received over 10,000 Spotify streams, landing an add on one of Spotify’s hottest playlists, “Release Radar.” Simultaneously, Noisetrade featured Paulina as one of their New and Notable Artists on the landing page of their website.

About Paulina Jayne: Made in Detroit, Paulina Jayne’s musical style has been curated by a melting pot of influences coming together under one genre she calls urban country. At just 21 years old, Jayne has written with renowned writers Shane McAnally, JT Harding, Trey Bruce, Danny Orton and the list goes on. She has opened for Sheryl Crow, Sam Hunt, Chase Rice and Blackberry Smoke to name a few. A year ago, Paulina embarked on the creation of an all-encompassing entertainment group with a student body infrastructure spearheaded by Jamie Polen and #1 hit songwriter, Trey Bruce. When she isn’t whipping her hair on stage, she is keeping the books for her team. As equally left-brained as right, Jayne is moving the marketing and musical needles simultaneously with the help of a young and hungry group to break their careers and her own. In 2016, Jayne released an EP under their company, Girl King Records. The single, “Love’s Gonna Always Win,” written by Jayne, Bruce and Hailey Steele, won Robert Oermann’s DISCovery Award in MusicRow Magazine. “From the lyric to the searing lead guitar, from the pulsing tempo to her soprano swoops, this record has an audio delight around every corner,” says Oermann. In July of 2017, Jayne released “Country Music Everywhere,” self-written with Caroline Baker. It landed placement on Spotify’s Release Radar and racked up over 10K streams in just over a week! Meanwhile, the corresponding music video received over 30K views in just one week! Her inimitable lyricism and powerhouse vocals lure your attention. Her drive and dedication to her art and the business demands your respect, and her overall enthusiasm for her craft paired with her high energy performances keep you wanting more. Paulina Jayne is an unmistakable and unyielding force that is taking country music by storm!

Stay Connected with Paulina:

Website: www.paulinajayne.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/paulinajaynemusic

Twitter: @paulinajayne

Instagram: @paulinajayne

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GLOBAL SUPERSTAR SHANIA TWAIN ANNOUNCES 2018 NOW TOUR

GLOBAL SUPERSTAR SHANIA TWAIN
ANNOUNCES 2018 NOW TOUR

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COUNTRY MUSIC INDUSTRY REMEMBERS JO WALKER-MEADOR

“Jo was a champion for Country Music around the world and a …

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KENNY ROGERS' FAREWELL CONCERT CELEBRATION

Country Legend Kenny Roger’s farewell concert celebration to be held at Nashville’s Bridgestone Area Oct. 25th.

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Collin Raye Honors Glen Campbell With 2013 Album

Collin Raye Honors Glen Campbell With 2013 Album ‘Still On The Line: The Songs Of Glen Campbell’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In 2013, multi-platinum selling country sensation Collin Raye honored one of his heroes, Glen Campbell, with a tribute album of the Rhinestone Cowboy’s iconic songs. The 12-track album titled, Still On The Line: The Songs of Glen Campbell, was an opportunity for Raye to show his respect and admiration for Campbell. Click here to order Still On The Line: The Songs of Glen Campbell.

Raye released the following statement on Campbell’s passing: “My hero… My Friend… Glen Campbell, is gone. My heart is heavy. A lot of memories… the end to a beautiful era in music. His incredible legacy is what we have now. Thank you, my friend, for always treating me as an equal, though clearly I am not. May God comfort your sweet family, and welcome you into His presence. The Heavenly Band, just got way better. I love you, Glen. Happy Trails.”

STILL ON THE LINE TRACK LISTING:
Galveston
Gentle On My Mind (feat. Ricky Skaggs)
Wichita Lineman
Southern Nights
True Grit
Country Boy (You’ve Got Your Feet In L.A.)
Try A Little Kindness
Dreams Of The Everyday Housewife
By The Time I Get To Phoenix
The Hand That Rocks The Cradle
Rhinestone Cowboy (feat. Billy Dean)
Where’s The Playground Susie

COLLIN RAYE ON TOUR:

Aug. 10 San Juan County Fair – Monticello, Utah
Aug. 11 Club Madrid @ Sunset Station – Henderson, Nev.
Aug. 12 Sevier County Fair – Richfield, Utah
Aug. 15 Rockingham County Fair – Harrisonburg, Va.
Aug. 26 Patty Pallatos Fund Raiser at The Great Frederick Fairgrounds – Frederick, Md.
Aug. 30 Central Wisconsin State Fair – Marshfield, Wis.
Aug. 31 DuQuoin State Fair – DuQuoin, Ill.
Sept. 02 Sweet Corn Festival – Millersport, Ohio
Sept. 09 Clearwater River Casino – Lewiston, Idaho
Sept. 14 Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino – Laughlin, Nev.
Sept. 19 Ashland County Fair – Ashland, Ohio
Sept. 21 Mill Town Music Hall – Bremen, Ga.
Sept. 29 Peppermill Concert Hall – West Wendover, Nev.
Oct. 13 Welk Resort Theater – Branson, Mo.
Oct. 18 City Winery – Breaking the Silence Country Music Night – Nashville, Tenn.
Oct. 21 Knowlton Auditorium – Austin, Minn.
Oct. 22 Mayo Civic Center – Rochester, Minn.
Oct. 23 Potter Auditorium – Chatfield, Minn.
Nov. 03 Coastal Carolina Fair – Ladson, S.C.
Dec. 02 Christmas In Ida Festival – Ida, Mich.
Dec. 16 Stephens Performing Arts Center – Pocatello, Idaho
Jan 20 Sugar Creek Casino – Hinton, Okla.
March 01 Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center – St. Cloud, Minn.
April 10 Grand Ballroom – Salt Lake City
July 20 Franklin County Fair – Hampton, Iowa

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"Still The King" Starring Billy Ray Cyrus Available for Download and On Demand

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Burnin’ Vernon is too hot to handle! Fans…

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Jason Aldean Raises $700K for Hometown Children’s Hospital

JASON ALDEAN PLAYS HOMETOWN CONCERT FOR THE KIDS EVENT RAISI…

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Danielle Bradbery Releases Vulnerable "Human Diary"

DANIELLE BRADBERY’S VULNERABILITIES ON DISPLAY WITH
“HUMAN …

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CATCH JUSTIN MOORE'S APPEARANCE AGAIN ON 'JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Chart-topping country crooner Justin Moore made his return to ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ on Tuesday, August 1, and the episode will repeat again Friday, August 11. 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:
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.

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Kenny Chesney Returns w/ Live in No Shoes Nation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — When the sound of the generators finally fell silent in his head, Kenny Chesney dug into his mountains of tapes and started listening. To the songs, to the band, but especially to No Shoes Nation, well over one million strong. And the more he listened, the more he realized his music – and the people it has attracted over the last decade – have indeed created a nation without borders or boundaries; in that moment he knew he wanted those people to know they were heard.

“When you’re on stage, in the rush of it all, it hits you so hard and so fast. You take it in, but you never really digest it,” explains the high-intensity songwriter/superstar from East Tennessee. “Once the noise in my head died down, I went in to relive some of those amazing nights I’d had with everyone in No Shoes Nation, and the more I listened, the more I wanted to hear. And the more I heard, the more I knew I needed to share these moments with all the citizens of what we call No Shoes Nation, so they could hear how freaking awesome they sound.”

Almost 10 years to the day from the first recording – a medley with Dave Matthews captured at the end of Chesney’s 2007 Flip Flop Summer Tour – Live in No Shoes Nation captures 29 performances from the last decade. Some hits, some surprises, some obscure jewels, some guests and some of the unabashed songs that have come to define coming of age in the flyover in the 21st century. Beyond the obvious joy that marks the 8-time Entertainer of the Year’s summer tours, you can hear the fervor for what Chesney created.

“I always say no matter how hard we hit that stage and hurl the music at them, No Shoes Nation has so much energy and so much heart, they come back at us even harder,” Chesney marvels. “But when you can sit and really listen, it’s shocking. They are so loud, so in the moment and put out so much awesomeness, it stopped me in my tracks – and reminded me why I feel most alive out there on that stage.”

Combing through 10 years of stadium shows, pop-up bar gigs, amphitheaters and the occasional beach takeover, Chesney listened to over a thousand hours of concerts in search of the definitive performances. More than wrangling a greatest hits with cheers, the man Los Angeles Times called “The People’s Superstar” sought to capture the spirit of his audience as much as document some of the most special moments in his touring life.

“So much has happened over the last 10 years,” Chesney marvels. “But the one thing that remained consistent, that’s been there no matter what, are the people of No Shoes Nation. They’ve always been why I do what I do, but listening to all these shows over the last several months, I realized they’re really the heartbeat to everything me and my road family do.”

“And the more I heard those voices singing, the energy and the power, the more I wanted everyone who’s ever come to our shows to hear it, too. Those moments when you’re so completely free are the greatest feeling in the world.”

With a track list being finalized and plans for 2018 being sorted out, the only sure thing is this: Live in No Shoes Nation arrives October 27. As Chesney says, “No Shoes Nation is more than a state of mind, it’s the place we all come together for the music, the fun and each other.”

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Country music great Glen Campbell died after a long battle with Alzheimer's

Legendary country singer Glen Travis Campbell has passed awa…

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The Bellamy Brothers to Embark on European Tour

they made history as the first country music duo to perform in Duba

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WHEELER WALKER JR. MAKES TRIUMPHANT FESTIVAL DEBUT AT FASTER HORSES

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Wheeler Walker Jr. set out on a mission to bring his decidedly wild and profane performances directly to the fans nationwide this summer, and in his typical over-the-top fashion, he delivered above and beyond expectation.

With sold-out shows across the country, in Atlanta, D.C., Saint Paul, Costa Mesa, Portland, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, San Diego and Phoenix, the raunchy showman proved once again to be truly giving the people what they wanted.

After offending, horrifying and entertaining crowds across the country for two months, Walker took his unstoppable live spectacle to Brooklyn, Mich. last weekend to make his triumphant festival debut at Faster Horses, giving country music mainstays such as Dierks Bentley, Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi in attendance an in-your-face lesson on country music, Wheeler Walker Jr. style. He followed up his Faster Horses debut the following weekend to an exuberant crowd as seen HERE.

Walker showcases established fan-favorites from his debut album Redneck Sh*t such as “Drop ‘Em Out” and “Eatin’ P*ssy/Kickin’ Ass” as well as new classics from his June release, Ol’ Wheeler, including “Puss In Boots,” P*ssy King,” and was joined onstage by Dierks Bentley for a duet of his latest single “Summers in Kentucky,” the track that left program directors quaking and prompted Walker to declare war on country music radio. Ol’ Wheeler is produced by Dave Cobb with the same band put together by the elite producer for Redneck Sh*t. The album builds on that 2016 debut, which proved to be no novelty record, taking a deeper look at life spent misanthropically on the road and in the crosshairs of Nashville’s establishment.

“The tour has been great and I’ve loved bringing the new tunes to fans across America, except Virginia Beach, who were a bunch of assholes,” reveals Walker. “I don’t judge my music by how many albums I sell. I judge it by the amount of tits I sign on the road… and I can already tell the new album is gonna have a lot of nips…. er, hits.”

As he continues to wage war on country radio, fellow musicians and celebrities have come out in droves to pick the right side as they appear on Walker’s provocative, un-PC, and wildly popular podcast, The Wheeler Walker Jr. Podcast. Guests the likes of Bentley, Paul Cauthen, Chris Shiflett, Brandy Clark, Chris Stapleton and Bill Bur have all been featured.

Fans will have more chances to catch the “unfathomably obscene and undeniably offensive” (Rolling Stone Country) country star up close and personal on the newly announced Ol’ Wheeler Fully Extended Tour with over a dozen additional dates through Oct. 22.

2017 OL’ WHEELER FULLY EXTENDED TOUR DATES:
August 2 – Costa Mesa, CA @ The Wayfarer
August 4 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues- Voodoo Room
August 5 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
October 6 – Whites Creek, TN @ Kid Rock Catfish Fry
October 9 – Lexington KY @ Cosmic Charlies
October 10 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
October 11 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
October 13 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Stache
October 14 – Detroit, MI @ The Shelter
October 15 – Covington, KY @ Madison Live
October 16 – St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House
October 18 – Kansas City, MO @ Knuckleheads
October 19 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
October 20 – Houston, TX @ Bronze Peacock at House of Blues
October 21 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar N Grill
October 22 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s BBQ

For more information about Wheeler Walker Jr., visit wheelerwalkerjr.com or follow @wheelerwalkerjr on Twitter.

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GEORGE STRAIT’S PURE COUNTRY TO BE RELEASED ON VINYL FOR FIRST TIME, SEPT. 15, 2017

STRAIT REVEALS SEPT. 1-2 VEGAS SHOWS WILL SPOTLIGHT SOUNDTRACK

25th Anniversary Limited-Edition Vinyl Released to Celebrate One of the Best-Selling Country Soundtracks of All Time

Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas in Austin, Dallas/Richardson, Houston, Kansas City, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Lubbock, Omaha, Phoenix, and Washington D.C. to Feature the Film Throughout August in Celebration of Anniversary

“The defining voice of country music” – The New Yorker

LAS VEGAS, NV./NASHVILLE, TENN. – When George Strait walks the 60-steps from the gauntlet to the center stage at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on September 1 and 2, he will do so knowing countless fans of his 6x Platinum-selling Pure Country will be in the crowd as they celebrate its silver anniversary alongside the King of Country. In honor of the anniversary, the Pure Country soundtrack will appear for the first time on vinyl with a limited-edition pressing made available in conjunction with September shows (released-wide 25 years to-the-day since it initially hit shelves, Sept. 15). Strait will pay special tribute to the film’s impact on his music for a not-to-be missed set of shows.

In a rare interview and iconic nearly-8,000-word profile in The New Yorker, Strait divulged that he was initially reluctant to star as the lead in the feature film. In the profile (link here; The New Yorker Radio Hour “On the Record with Kelefa Sanneh” conversation here; podcast available beginning Tuesday, Aug. 1), Strait revealed he “was persuaded by the producer Jerry Weintraub, and by Colonel Tom Parker, the former manager of Elvis Presley… After a concert in Las Vegas, Parker told Strait how important Hollywood had been to Presley. ‘Elvis hated making those movies,’ he said—but they transformed him from a pop star to an icon.’” Serendipitously, from his Las Vegas shows this weekend at T-Mobile Arena, Strait revealed his plans to honor the motion picture’s connection to fans over the last 25 years with a special spotlight on the music and stories behind some of the soundtrack’s most beloved songs.

In observance of the release of the vinyl and the film’s silver anniversary, the Alamo Drafthouse, an independent movie theater chain founded in Austin, Texas with 28 locations nationwide, will host special screenings of Pure Country throughout the month of August. Known for a completely immersive experience, providing food and beverages during their showings along with a strict no talking/no cell phone policy, it’s the perfect way for fans, old and new, to relive their favorite moments and songs while experiencing Dusty on the big screen once again.

What’s equally as impressive is that even though Pure Country is Strait’s highest-selling single album RIAA 6x Platinum Certification, his 50 Number Ones and Strait Out of the Box have sold 7 and 8 million copies respectively, with Sanneh noting, “One of the things that really makes George Strait unusual is longevity and consistency… He’s become the defining voice of country music.”

George Strait’s Final Four Shows of 2017 are as follows:
Friday, Sept. 1, 2017
Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017
Friday, Dec. 8, 2017
Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017

ABOUT CID ENTERTAINMENT/VIP EXPERIENCE:
George Strait has once again partnered with CID Entertainment to offer VIP Experiences at the September and December T-Mobile Arena shows. All VIP Experiences include a premium ticket to see George Strait, plus limited edition merchandise including an autographed hardcover coffee table book full of rare and previously unreleased photos and an exclusive Strait to Vegas poker set. VIP guests are also invited to take a trip down memory lane with access to the private King’s Exhibit featuring George Strait memorabilia. For full details, please visit CID Entertainment.

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AARON LEWIS TO HOST 6TH ANNUAL INVITATIONAL CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT

NORTH HAMPTON, Mass. – Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum singer-songwriter Aaron Lewis will hold his 6th Annual Aaron Lewis Invitational Charity Golf Tournament on August 5 at Crumpin-Fox Golf Course in Bernardston, Massachusetts. The Aaron Lewis and Friends Benefit Concert will take place the night before at Pines Theater at Look Park in Northampton, Massachusetts featuring special guests Mike Mushok (Staind, Saint Asonia) and Adam Gontier (Three Days Grace, Saint Asonia) plus Ben Kitterman and Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour). All of the proceeds from both events will go to the nonprofit organization founded by Lewis, It Takes A Community (ITAC).

“It Takes a Community began when my family joined with neighbors in our small adopted home town to keep the doors of the community elementary school open after state funding was eliminated due to district consolation,” explains Aaron. “It started out as something very personal and close-to-home, but is morphing into something bigger. If we can make a difference in our little corner of Massachusetts, couldn’t we give additional worthy organizations in our area a similar leg up?”

Since 2012, the golf tournament and benefit concert have raised over $700,000 for ITAC. These annual events have allowed ITAC to help fund vital programs, education and services to communities in need of support including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County, Greenfield Education Foundation, YMCA of Hampshire County’s Camp Norwich Improvement Fund and Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (T.A.P.S). ITAC works with local leaders and organizations that have firsthand knowledge of the needs in their area to support initiatives that improve community life – particularly the lives of children and families.

About Aaron Lewis
Aaron Lewis, the self-proclaimed “Northern Redneck” and Staind front man, achieved critical and commercial success with his latest album, SINNER, which earned him the #1 position on the Billboard Top 200 Albums, Top Country Albums and Top Digital Albums Charts upon release. The 12-track project, voted one of Whiskey Riff’s 40 Best Country Albums of 2016, was recorded in 16 hours at Nashville’s Blackbird Studios with producer Buddy Cannon (George Strait, Merle Haggard, George Jones). Lewis penned eight of the songs, in addition to covering Chris Stapleton’s “Whiskey and You” and The Dixie Chicks’ “Travelin’ Soldier.” Additionally, Lewis collaborates with Willie Nelson on the album’s title track while Grammy Award-winning artists Alison Krauss, Dan Tyminski and Vince Gill are also featured. SINNER was also one of Billboard’s 10 Best Country Albums of 2016, while The Boot raves, “Aaron Lewis shows a surprising understanding and respect for country music with his latest album, SINNER. Drawing from his childhood influences of listening to country music in his grandfather’s car, SINNER shows Aaron’s abilities as a singer, songwriter, musician and stylist. SINNER might just be the record that propels Aaron to a permanent place in country music.

About It Takes A Community
Noted musician Aaron Lewis founded It Takes A Community (ITAC) when the State of Massachusetts eliminated funding for the R.H. Conwell School in Worthington, MA. The school had served the children of the hill towns in the area since the 1940s and was one of the only community buildings in tiny Worthington. Lewis founded ITAC in July 2010 to save the school. The support provided through ITAC provided the bulk of the funding to reopen the public facility as a private community open to all local students. The R.H. Conwell experience demonstrated that rural communities can help themselves if residents work together and have adequate resources. Under Lewis’s leadership, ITAC now provides funding and guidance to a wide array of organizations that play a vital role in connecting people within rural communities. ITAC was created to help revive rural communities across New England by providing assistance to strengthen, enrich and preserve these communities. We share our expertise and provide financial assistance to empower citizens and organizations to take charge of their own community’s future. ITAC works to unite resources and ideas to help people and communities create a better tomorrow.

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NRA Country Names Michael Ray As Featured Artist For August

NRA COUNTRY NAMES MICHAEL RAY
AS FEATURED ARTIST FOR AUGUST

For more information on monthly featured artist campaigns, visit www.NRACountry.com

Nashville, Tenn. – Atlantic Records/Warner Brothers recording artist, Michael Ray, has been chosen as NRA Country’s Featured Artist for August. Read an exclusive Q&A with Michael Ray about the great outdoors at NRACountry.com.

The Florida native hit the top of the charts with his debut single “Kiss You In The Morning,” as did his single, “Think A Little Less.” His self-titled debut album reached the top ten on the Country Albums chart, and he is poised to become one of the top stars in the format.

“I was practically raised and learned my most valuable life lessons either on an air boat or in the woods with my father, grandfather, friends and family. Those times made me the man I am today, and I cherish the times I can get back out there in nature now as an adult,” said Michael Ray.

As an NRA Country Featured Artist, Michael Ray joins some of country music’s biggest acts including Hank Williams Jr., Florida Georgia Line, Lee Brice, Justin Moore, Gretchen Wilson, Aaron Lewis, Chris Janson, Dustin Lynch, Aaron Watson, Granger Smith and many more, in teaming up to celebrate their support of our brave men and women in uniform, appreciation for the great outdoors, and love of family.

Listen for Ray’s current single “Get to You,” rapidly gaining popularity on radio now. For a more information and a complete list of tour dates, visit www.michaelraymusic.com.

Get NRA Country connected at www.NRACountry.com.

About NRA Country
Respect. Honor. Freedom. It’s a lifestyle and a bond between the best and brightest in country music and hard-working Americans. NRA Country is powered by pride, love of country, respect for the military, and our responsibility to protect our great American lifestyle. NRA Country celebrates these values with concerts and events benefiting military and veteran services organizations, first responders, conservation organizations, firearm safety programs, and local charities making a difference in their communities. Get NRA Country Connected at www.nracountry.com and get the latest artist info and exclusive events on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About Michael Ray
March 2017 brought Michael Ray his 2nd #1 with “Think A Little Less” off his debut self-titled album. This followed his first #1 single, “Kiss You In The Morning” which went to the top spot in just 24 weeks. Ray continues to grow his following, having toured with Sam Hunt, Kip Moore, Brantley Gilbert and Darius Rucker and just recently wrapped up his 1st 40 city headlining tour. With two #1’s under his belt Michael Ray is definitely making his mark on Country Music.

Michael was raised in Eustis, Florida an hour from Orlando, and grew up hunting alligators and fishing for tarpon at the end of white sand dirt roads. The child of a family full of musicians, he began his professional career before mhe was a teenager, graduated to the bar scene as soon as he could drive and hasn’t let up on the pedal since. When he decided it was time to move to Nashville, the work Ray had put in began to pay off quickly as he landed a publishing contract with Warner/Chappell Music and a record deal with Atlantic Records /Warner Music Nashville.

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SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY WITH BLACKBERRY SMOKE

Anaheim, Ca – Country Rock lives with a vengeance on this pa…

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"LARRY’S COUNTRY DINER" AND "COUNTRY’S FAMILY REUNION"

Both “Larry’s Country Diner” and “Country Family Reunion” pr…

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Desirae Bronson – “Feel Good Song” Check her out!

Today we were all enlightened on a great talent, Desirae Bronson. Had the opportunity to give her music a listen and was more than impressed with the entire vibe of the song. The video made it much more sweeter.  You can watch it below.

Desirae develops a strong melodic folky/country vibe in this song. It is so easy to be pulled into it and feel like the song was written for you.  Music these days have walked away from that feeling. “Feel Good Song” accomplishes what it’s name says. “It gives you something to smile about, one of those big smiles.”

Check out Desirae Bronson and show her some love by checking out her music and follow her on her social media sites.

Among the hordes of musical artists Desirae Bronson emerges with beauty and wholeness in a refreshing, homegrown style. Her smoky-velvet voice weaves simple County-Folk-Rock melodies into your mind through lyrics that convey life in a way everyone can relate to. Having begun her career in the unlikely city of Boise, Idaho, this singer/songwriter has found her way on stage with headliners such as Clint Black,The Band Perry, Jana Kramer, Joe Nichols, Trace Adkins, Little Texas and Thompson Square as well as headlining her own shows in concert houses, venues and festivals all over the Northwest. In 2013 she was chosen as RAW artist “Musician of the Year”, Winner of First Place in the National Radio Talent Contest (receiving over 100,000 votes), and a finalist in Nashville’s Music City Songwriting Competition. Her albums title track was also placed on the Big Bang Theory last spring. It won’t take long for you to realize that she has that special something listeners crave. Her album “This Is Me” demonstrates that she is “not afraid to let you see” who she is and what she is about.

Desirae Bronson : FB | Official | Youtube | Twitter |

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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.czin September, along with a stop at Switzerland’s Most Prestigious Country Music Festival in beautiful Gstaad.

American Grandstand Track Listing:
1. Above and Beyond
2. One
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

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