Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Luke #1

(Nashville, TN) – March 19, 2013 - ACM Awards show co-host and reigning Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan is celebrating the No. 1 debut of his digital EP, Spring Break 6… Like We Ain’t Ever, on Billboard's Country Albums chart with 74,296 copies sold. In addition to topping the Country Albums chart, Bryan landed at No. 2 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart with the sixth installment of his Spring Break series. Combined Luke’s six Spring Break releases have sold over 825,000 copies and last year’s Spring Break…Here To Party was the first and only retail release of the Spring Break releases. Spring Break 6… Like We Ain’t Ever contains six original songs, all co-written by Luke. Last week, Luke performed two spring break concerts in Panama City at Spinnaker Beach Club to a crowd of over 230,000 fans. The Ellen DeGeneres Show correspondent Jeannie joined Luke in Panama City and the show aired an interview piece and performance of “She Get Me High” which can be viewed here. The video for "She Get Me High" will premiere on CMT's Hot 20 on March 22. Luke’s current single “Play It Again” from his Platinum selling Crash My Party album was just released to country radio. Crash My Party sold one million copies in just six weeks and was the best-selling country album in 2013. The album contains three No. 1 hits thus far including “That’s My Kind of Night,” “Crash My Party” and “Drink A Beer.” Luke is currently headlining his “My Kind Of Night Tour” and will be co-hosting the ACM Awards on Sunday, April 6 at 8pm ET on CBS.

Cassadee Pope Goes Platinum

Cassadee Pope shares the excitement with her Republic Nashville label family, band and team who were on hand to celebrate the platinum certification of “Wasting All These Tears” and the introduction of “I Wish I Could Break Your Heart.” Pictured (L to R): Kneeling – Darin Murphy (CAA), Erin Burr (BMLG), Matthew Hargis (Republic Nashville); Standing – Sam Forbert (CAA), Pat McCarthy (bandmate), (bandmate), Cheyana Weekley (BMLG), Steve Fekete (bandmate), Jim McGorman (bandmate), Jimmy Harnen (BMLG), Pope, Allison Jones (BMLG), Angie Coonrod (Republic Nashville), Kelsey Hamrick (Republic Nashville), Katherine Susemichel (Republic Nashville) and Sarah Montgomery (BMLG)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

BBC Taping With Brad Paisley and songwriter buddies

Pictured (l-r): Lee Thomas Miller, Brad Paisley, Kelley Lovelace, Chris DuBois NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 18, 2014) Brad Paisley and three of his songwriting friends closed the CMA International Marketing Summit last night with the “Brad Paisley and Friends” BBC Songwriter show taping at the iconic BBC Radio Theatre in London, England. Chris DuBois, Kelley Lovelace and Lee Thomas Miller joined Paisley for a humorous but insightful and personal chat about some of Paisley’s hit songs they have written together.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Brad Paisley Performing in London

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 17, 2014) Brad Paisley closed the C2C Festivals this weekend by playing before a packed house each night at The O2 Dublin and The O2 London. In Dublin he joined in the St. Paddy’s Day jubilation by hand painting (with a Sharpie) a green shamrock on the front of his hat and at the end of his performance gave it to lucky Irish fan. He continues his European tour this week with shows in Stavanger and Oslo, Norway, Gothenburg and Stockholm, Sweden.

Nashville Record Label Big Into Racing!!!

Marino Franchitti celebrates the win with a nod to sponsor Big Machine Records. Nashville, TN (March 17, 2014) – Speeding into Victory Lane with the closest-finish in race history (4.682 seconds with Marnio Franchitti at the helm), Big Machine Records added more hardware to its shelf at the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship’s 62nd Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by “Fresh from Florida.” The label’s longstanding partnership with Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates fostered an impressive set of wins over the weekend. Marking the inaugural attempt in the Chip Ganassi Racing Teams' 25-year history, the No.1 Telcel Ford EcoBoost Riley car, driven by Marino Franchitti, Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas, claimed the first place title. The No. 02 Comfort Revolution/Big Machine Records Ford EcoBoost Riley, driven by Scott Dixon, Sage Karam and Tony Kanaan, came in sixth place overall and reigned supreme with the most points from the Sebring’s three segments toward the season-ending $100,000 bonus for the PatrĂ³n Endurance Cup for the Prototype (P) class. Select drivers were outfitted with the bold BMR logo while both cars prominently featured the image. “It hasn't really sunk in yet what we've done, but every time I remember it makes me smile! We couldn't have done it without Big Machine, they are more than a partner, they are like family and to see them win another one of the worlds biggest races is fantastic. Scott Borchetta has been in victory lane at the Indy 500 and I know how much it means to him that we were able to get Big Machine into the same spot at Sebring,” said Franchitti.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Carrie Underwood at Mardi Gras.....

from Carrie Underwood: Holy crap! I just met Norman Reedus! I think I played it pretty cool...I don't look excited in this pic at all, do I?