Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
JASON ALDEAN 'RIDES' INTO FIFTH STUDIO ALBUM WITH LEAD SINGLE IMPACTING RADIO NOW “Take A Little Ride” Available at iTunes Today and Walmart on Aug. 7
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
VOICE REST FORCES MIRANDA LAMBERT TO RESCHEDULE UPCOMING SHOWS NASHVILLE, TN – Miranda Lambert’s physician is keeping her on vocal rest for another week, forcing the postponement of this weekend’s shows. The shows are being rescheduled for October 4, 5 and 6. “I’m so sorry to disappoint the fans that have already bought tickets to see me,” Miranda wrote in a statement. “I’m taking care of my voice and I can’t wait to get on the road again and bring you a hell of a show.” Rescheduled dates are: Orange Beach, AL – October 4 Atlanta, GA – October 5 Pelham, AL – October 6 For tour dates visit www.mirandalambert.com.
Nashville, TN- July 9, 2012- Country Superstar Tim McGraw's first single for Big Machine Records, "Truck Yeah," debuted at No. 22 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart and No. 25 on the Mediabase/Country Aircheck Chart, marking his highest solo chart debut ever. His previous record was in 2002 when “Grown Men Don’t Cry” debuted at No. 30. "Truck Yeah" also set the pace this week as the No. 1 most added song with 99 stations on board. "Country radio has given me an amazing career already," said McGraw. "I'm 20 years into it, so to be having my highest chart debut ever is such a cool thing. I can't thank everyone in radio enough for the support they've shown me over the years and especially now as I'm starting a new chapter with a new label. It means more to me than ever…the best is really yet to come!" “Truck Yeah” was written by Chris Lucas, Preston Brust, Danny Myrick and Chris Janson and produced by Byron Gallimore and McGraw. To listen to the song, click here: http://www.thegreenroompr.com/timmcgraw.html. McGraw continues to excite crowds on the BROTHERS OF THE SUN TOUR, performing for hundreds of thousands of fans in stadiums across the nation. On Sunday, the tour hit Target Field in Minneapolis with the Minneapolis Star Tribune commenting that "Without question, award McGraw, the son of the late World Series champion relief pitcher Tug McGraw, a save for Sunday's Brother of the Sun show. In fact, give him the MVP award for the whole day…he was perfect for the party-loving crowd…he clearly knows his ways around stadiums." The tour continues on this weekend with stops at Anaheim's Angels Stadium (7/14) and Oakland's O.co Coliseum (7/15). For a full list of tour dates and music updates, visit www.timmcgraw.com.
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Friday, July 6, 2012
CARRIE UNDERWOOD WRAPS SUCCESSFUL CONCERT AND PROMOTIONAL TOUR IN AUSTRALIA AND UNITED KINGDOM BLOWN AWAY Album Debuts at #1 in Both Countries Nashville, TN – (July 5, 2012) - Superstar Carrie Underwood has just returned from the United Kingdom and Australia where she wrapped a promotional media tour as well as a very successful string of concerts on “The Blown Away Tour.” Her new album, BLOWN AWAY, was recently released in both countries, debuting at #1 on the UK and Australian Country Charts respectively. Carrie’s trip included her first-ever show in the United Kingdom at London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall, which sold out in 90 minutes. The concert performance received rave reviews, garnering 4 stars from the Evening Standard. While in the UK, Carrie performed a private show at the Dover Street Arts Club for some of the UK's biggest media outlets and journalists, visited the Prime Minister’s residence at 10 Downing Street, and held a CD signing event for her UK fans at London’s Oxford Street HMV. She also interviewed with various print, online, radio and television outlets including interviews with Steve Wright and Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2, as well as performances on BBC Breakfast, Loose Women, and more. The Australian leg of Carrie’s trip brought “The Blown Away Tour” to Melbourne, Tamworth, and Brisbane, wrapping at the iconic Sydney Opera House where ticket demand in the market led to the addition of a second show. During her Australian tour, Carrie made appearances on many of the country’s high profile radio and television shows including Sunrise, the Today Show, and more.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
BRAD PAISLEY CELEBRATES TROOPS AND THEIR FAMILIES WITH “SALUTE to the MILITARY” USO CONCERT ON SOUTH LAWN OF WHITE HOUSE
Monday, July 2, 2012
The Band Perry Partners With Greeneville Astros to Raise Money for United Way Hometown Team Celebrates Sibling Trio With Custom Bobbleheads Nashville, TN – (July 2, 2012) – Republic Nashville's The Band Perry, partnered with their hometown baseball team – Greeneville Astros – on Thursday evening (6/28) to thank those who made donations to the United Way. The sibling trio is always the first to step up to the plate to support their beloved hometown of Greeneville, TN, and were honored to perform a special acoustic concert for the 200 VIP guests. The private event took place just before the Greeneville Astros baseball game. “We love small towns and we especially love OUR small town. Performing for our friends and neighbors and raising money for United Way at the same time meant a lot to us,” says Kimberly Perry. The team celebrated The Band Perry's appearance and showed additional support for the non-profit by creating custom bobbleheads for the game. That night, all patrons received the collectables and $1 of every ticket sold benefited United Way. http://www.unitedway.org/ After their performance, Kimberly, Reid and Neil threw the first pitch of the game and had the opportunity to visit with The Astros' General Manager David Lane and Owner Scott Niswonger. “It was an honor to spend time with Mr. Niswonger and Mr. Lane and be a part of such a special evening in the community,” says Reid Perry. “We were excited about throwing out the first pitch at the game! We love sports and even though we are baseball rookies we had a blast on the field with the professionals,” says Neil Perry. Following the game, TBP headed back to the bus for more shows as special guests on Brad Paisley's tour. Currently they are also nominated for a TEEN CHOICE award for Choice Country Group and fans can cast their vote right now at http://teenchoiceawards.com/. “We’re The Band Perry and we play Country Music!”
President Obama to Celebrate Our Nation’s Real Heroes with Fourth Annual “Salute to the Military” USO Concert Featuring Brad Paisley Twitter Pitch: President Obama & the First Lady are #joiningforces with @the_USO: military families invited to @WhiteHouse for food, fun, @BradPaisley show WHAT: “Salute to the Military” USO Concert on South Lawn WHEN: Wednesday, July 4, 2012 8:10 p.m. EST USO Concert Note. Concert will be streamed LIVE on www.whitehouse.gov WHERE: White House South Lawn 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20500 WHY: As Americans across the world prepare to celebrate their independence, the USO and President Obama are gearing up to honor and thank those whose sacrifice, service and dedication make our freedoms a reality - the men and women of our armed forces and their families. This Fourth of July, the White House will host the fourth annual “Salute to the Military” USO concert. The star spangled event will include a barbecue, family-friendly games, a musical selection by “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band, and a 60-minute USO show featuring Grammy Award-winning country music artist Brad Paisley and a capitol view of the Nation’s fireworks. In celebration of Joining Forces, an ongoing initiative led by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden calling for all Americans to show their support to military families, the White House “Salute to the Military” USO concert featuring Brad Paisley is expected to be attended by more than 1,200 troops and military families, and will be streamed LIVE on www.whitehouse.gov. The White House celebrated their first “Salute to the Military” USO concert in 2009 and have continued their tradition for the past four years. Among the notable names and groups to participate in this Independence Day ritual are Jimmy Fallon, Foo Fighters, Michelle Branch, Cedric “The Entertainer,” The Killers, Brandi Carlile, Train, Amos Lee and "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band. A three-time Grammy Award-winner, Paisley has placed more than 20 singles at the top of the charts and been awarded 14 Country Music Association Awards including the 2010 “Entertainer of the Year.” The USO is proud to support Joining Forces and urges Americans to send Messages of Thanks to military families, share their Stories of Support that detail how they have supported military families and participate in volunteer opportunities in their neighborhood that will help strengthen the military community. QUOTES: Attributed to Sloan Gibson: “Every day of the year, the USO finds ways to support and thank our troops and their families for their service. As we head into our fourth annual “Salute to the Military” celebration at the White House, it’s important to reflect on those sacrifices made by our troops and their families and to tell them how much they are appreciated. Take a moment this July 4th to say “thank you” to our service men and women and their families.” Attributed to Brad Paisley: “The Fourth of July has always been about family, freedom and celebration. I am so honored to be spending my holiday performing a USO concert for our troops and their families, and to be celebrating those freedoms with the men and women who put everything on the line to defend them.” For more information about the USO, visit uso.org. About the USO The USO (United Service Organizations) lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places worldwide. We provide a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases in the U.S. and abroad, top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services. We also provide critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed troops, military families, wounded warriors and their families and the families of the fallen. The USO is a private, nonprofit organization, not a government agency. All of our programs and services are made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners and the dedication of our volunteers and staff. In addition to individual donors and corporate sponsors, the USO is supported by President’s Circle Partners: American Airlines, AT&T, Clear Channel, The Coca-Cola Company, Kangaroo Express, Kroger, Lowe’s, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Procter & Gamble, and TriWest Healthcare Alliance and Worldwide Strategic Partners: BAE Systems, The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin, and Microsoft Corporation. We are also supported through the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-11381). To join us in this patriotic mission, and to learn more about the USO, please visit uso.org. ###
LADY ANTEBELLUM WRAPS NORTH AMERICAN LEG OF THEIR OWN THE NIGHT WORLD TOUR Tour Marks Attendance Milestone of More Than One Million Fans While Prepping for Europe and Australia Nashville, TN – July 2, 2012 – As the North American leg of Lady Antebellum’s headlining OWN THE NIGHT WORLD TOUR sponsored by GAC with special guests Darius Rucker and Thompson Square comes to a close, the 85 city run that has incited fan hysteria and massive critical acclaim also marks an attendance milestone with over one million fans as they continue into Europe and Australia this summer. "I remember how exciting and special it was to hear we sold out the first weekend of the tour back in the Fall," said Charles Kelley. "I seriously had no idea that so many others would follow, especially places like LA and Chicago, or that we would be sitting here eight months later saying we played to a million fans. It doesn't even register." "What I love is the connection we made with all of those fans," added Hillary Scott. "It truly felt like we got to know everyone in the arena every night, which was one of our biggest goals when we started brainstorming on a paper plate last summer in Lake Tahoe. We invited fans up on stage most nights and just tried to get as close as possible to them…it was one giant sing-along each night. As a songwriter, it's so cool to hear the lyrics you wrote with your best friends in the back of a bus echoing back to you by so many people." "We've definitely become closer as a band – musically and personally – over this tour too," noted Dave Haywood. "We are really proud of our show and how much we've grown on stage. Moments like selling out two nights in our hometown of Augusta, GA with all our friends and family around are really going to make us miss being on the road this Fall, but we're looking forward to working on new music and getting back into the studio." A tour concept that started with a simple production sketch on a paper plate, the OWN THE NIGHT WORLD TOUR kicked off in Knoxville, TN on 11/11/11 with an entourage of more than 100 people in 10 buses and eight trucks who travelled more than 46,000 miles across the continent, hitting arenas and amphitheatres in 34 states and six Canadian provinces. Along the way, the trio has earned praise from critics for their spirited live show and proved that Lady Antebellum has long-term staying power as one of the biggest touring groups in country music. “Nashville’s Lady Antebellum, on its first arena headlining tour, has become such a crowd-pleasing phenomenon that there is arguably no other country band on the planet right now that can steal the trio’s ever-brightening spotlight.” – Salt Lake Tribune “Lady Antebellum certainly pushes all the right buttons in concert --backdrops dominated by shooting stars and bucolic scenery, a careful placement of the hits -- but there's more to their appeal than just that. Their palette is broader, more forcefully colored than most of their peers, and the soulfulness that results is unmistakable.” – Variety “The Grammy-winning group has claimed its spot among the elite headliners, moving up from playing theaters to selling out massive arenas.” – San Jose Mercury News “Its performance erased all doubts that the act’s seemingly meteoric ascendance to the top of the contemporary country world is undeserved…its celebrated vocal harmonies were terrific.” – Kansas City Star “While it can be hard to take the studio sound to the live stage, Lady Antebellum proved it can be done. But more than that, the group’s playfulness, youthful exuberance and unending energy was evident fromstart to finish.” – Virginian Pilot Upcoming stops on the OWN THE NIGHT 2012 WORLD TOUR include shows in the UK where they will also open for Bruce Springsteen in Hyde Park, and headline in Ireland, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Norway and Sweden before they head to Australia in September. For a full list of upcoming tour dates, visit www.ladyantebellum.com.
Lee Greenwood on Fox News Channel's “Hannity,” Lifetime's “The Balancing Act,” CNN.COM's “The Red Chair,” Daytime and Fox Business Network's “The Willis Report.” Nashville, Tenn. (July 2, 2012) -- Grammy-award winning artist, Lee Greenwood, kicks off the 4th of July holiday week today performing his signature song, “God Bless the USA,” on the nationally syndicated midday show, “Daytime,” (check local listings), followed by an appearance tonight on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity” at 9:50 pm EDT (8:50 CDT). An exclusive interview with CNN.com’s “The Red Chair” spotlighting Greenwood’s new book, “Does God Still Bless the USA; A Plea for a Better America,” has also just been posted. Additional appearances include a performance on Lifetime’s daily morning show, “The Balancing Act,” on July 3 (7:00-8 AM EDT, 6:00-7AM CDT) as well as an upcoming appearance on Fox Business Network’s “The Willis Report.” In addition to his new book, Greenwood has just released a new seven-track EP entitled, “I Want to Be in Your World,” which includes the original track, “Here Comes Love, There Goes My Heart,” as well as a cover of the popular Michael McDonald/Kenny Loggins ballad, “You Can Let Go Know.” For additional information and tour dates, visit www.LeeGreenwood.com About Lee Greenwood A Presidential Appointee serving on The National Endowment for the Arts Council, Greenwood was honored with the prestigious National Patriot’s Award, presented by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society. In addition, Greenwood is the national spokesperson for Operation Never Forgotten (ONF), an all-volunteer national non-profit communications service that connects military and civilian worlds through non-partisan public service announcements (PSAs). He has also entertained the troops on more than 30 USO tours over the years.
Trace Adkins, Eric Church, Easton Corbin Among Those To Perform NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 2, 2012) The Grand Ole Opry announced today that due to fan demand a second show has been added to the schedule for Tues., July 10. Show times are 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Among the performers scheduled for both shows that night are Trace Adkins, Eric Church, and Easton Corbin. Kix Brooks will appear on the night’s first show. The Opry announced last week the addition of a series of four Wednesday night shows beginning July 18. Among the artists already confirmed for Wednesday shows are Lauren Alaina, Rodney Atkins, Rascal Flatts, Vince Gill, and Josh Thompson. To plan an Opry visit, call (800) SEE-OPRY or visit opry.com.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
National Rifle Association Named Title Sponsor for Labor Day Weekend NASCAR Nationwide Series Event at Atlanta Motor Speedway
NRA American Warrior 300 to Honor America’s Bravest Men and Women HAMPTON, Ga. (June 30, 2012) – The National Rifle Association, America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group, and its NRA American Warrior magazine, will serve as title sponsor of the NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 1, with the event being called the NRA American Warrior 300. The announcement was made by Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North, USMC (Ret.), who is an NRA Board Member and reports on American heroes for NRA Life of Duty, along with AMS President and General Manager Ed Clark, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Office of the NRA, Wayne LaPierre and Richard Childress, owner of Richard Childress Racing who is an NRA board member. “Atlanta Motor Speedway is proud to celebrate and honor America’s bravest and most respected fighting men and women,” said AMS President and General Manager Ed Clark. “Many shooting sports enthusiasts are also race fans, and this partnership will highlights those long standing relationships. We look forward to saluting those that protect and serve the United States.” “As Americans gather in the back yard for barbecues this Labor Day weekend and celebrate the upcoming school year, the return of hunting season and the worth ethic which makes America great, we wanted one race that focuses entirely on the life’s work of the American Warrior,” said Wayne LaPierre, NRA Executive Vice President. “This is a labor of patriotism and gratitude. As a tribute to these wonderful people, the NRA and Atlanta Motor Speedway came together to make possible the NRA American Warrior 300.” The NRA American Warrior magazine is the NRA’s bi-monthly salute to all who serve, from the armed forces to law enforcement to first responders. Fans that visit www.NRA.org/warrior and sign up for a free subscription to the magazine will receive a complimentary ticket to the NRA American Warrior 300. The NRA American Warrior 300 will feature 195-laps of racing under the lights on the speedway’s 1.54-mile high-banks. The race will mark 10 events remaining in the 2012 season, meaning drivers will be battling for positions in the points standings and trying to build momentum for the season’s final three months, all while striving for the coveted AMS trophy. NASCAR night racing returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway on Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31-Sept. 2, 2012. Tickets for the NRA American Warrior 300 start at just $30. For more information, call the Atlanta Motor Speedway Ticket Office at (877) 9-AMS-TIX, (770) 946-4211 or visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com. About the National Rifle Association (NRA) Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association (NRA) is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. Four million members strong, NRA continues to uphold the Second Amendment and advocates enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime. The NRA remains the nation’s leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the armed services. For more information about the NRA, visit www.NRA.org. About Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS) Speedway Motorsports is a leading marketer and promoter of motorsports entertainment in the United States. The Company, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates the following premier facilities: Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Infineon Raceway, Kentucky Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway. The Company provides souvenir merchandising services through its SMI Properties subsidiaries; manufactures and distributes smaller-scale, modified racing cars and parts through its U.S. Legend Cars International subsidiary; and produces and broadcasts syndicated motorsports programming to radio stations nationwide through its Performance Racing Network subsidiary. The Company also equally-owns Motorsports Authentics, a joint venture formed with International Speedway Corporation to produce, market and sell licensed motorsports merchandise. For more information, visit the Company's website at www.speedwaymotorsports.com.