Thursday, January 22, 2015
Nashville, TN – Superstar Carrie Underwood has now surpassed a personal best that she set with her debut single, “Jesus, Take the Wheel,” as her GRAMMY®-nominated smash “Something in the Water” achieves a seventh cumulative week at #1 on Billboard’s airplay/sales/streaming-based Hot Country Songs chart. The Gold-certified “Something in the Water” recently topped Rolling Stone’s year-end social media readers’ poll of the “10 Best Country Songs of 2014,” and it continues to be red-hot on the radio airwaves, currently approaching the summit of both the Billboard and Country Aircheck country airplay charts. It was actually nine years ago this week that Underwood was enjoying her first Hot Country Songs success in the midst of her six-week run at #1 with “Jesus, Take the Wheel.” “Something in the Water” also continues its record-setting ways on Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs chart with a 16th week at #1, the longest such tenure for a female artist, according to Billboard. The song’s music video is now in its fifth consecutive week at #1 on GAC’s fan-voted Top 20 Country Countdown. “Something in the Water” is from Underwood’s chart-topping new album, Greatest Hits: Decade #1, which also includes the new song “Little Toy Guns” and four songs in never-before-released versions, as well as all 18 of Underwood’s #1 hits. The album is available for sale here: http://smarturl.it/cughdecade1.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
COUNTRY MUSIC SUPERGROUP RASCAL FLATTS ANNOUNCE RIOT TOUR 2015 Trio Brings Along Special Guest Scotty McCreery For Multi-City Tour - Tickets On Sale 1/26 Nashville, TN - Jan. 20, 2015 – Multi-Platinum selling group Rascal Flatts revealed plans today for their headlining RIOT TOUR 2015. The coast-to-coast tour will kick off May 29 in St. Louis, MO and will continue throughout the summer with special guest Scotty McCreery. Tickets will be available for fans to purchase beginning Jan. 26 for select cities as part of tour promoter Live Nation's Country Megaticket at www.Megaticket.com and additional information will be available in the coming weeks at www.rascalflatts.com. Before their headlining tour kicks off this summer, Rascal Flatts will start the first-ever country residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, from Feb. 25 to March 14 with The Voice winner Craig Wayne Boyd tapped for the opening slot. Tickets for Rascal Flatts Vegas Riot! are on sale now. "2014 was such a great year for us on the radio and on tour," said Jay DeMarcus. "We had a few weeks off at the holidays, and now we're getting ready for the first-ever country residency at The Joint at the Hard Rock in Vegas. Those shows are going to be the ultimate way to kick off our 2015 tour, where we can try new things and pretty much do whatever the hell we want. We're having a blast with it, and we'll be counting the days til the buses pull back out of Nashville for opening night." With countless sold-out shows under their belts, Rascal Flatts' live show has been heralded as keeping "crowds on their feet, dancing and especially singing along," (Cleveland Plain Dealer), "brilliant" (Dallas Morning News) and "high energy" (St. Louis Post Dispatch). Their current Big Machine Records single "Riot," from which the tour name is lifted, is impacting radio now. RIOT TOUR 2015 Cities: Cozumel, MX* Atlanta, GA* Forest City, IA* St. Louis, MO Indianapolis, IN Hershey, PA Virginia Beach, VA Washington, DC Hartford, CT Columbus, OH* Cadott, WI* Dallas, TX Pittsburgh, PA Charlotte, NC Raleigh, NC Holmdel, NJ Philadelphia, PA Boston, MA Detroit, MI* Brownsville, OR* Toronto, ON Cleveland, OH Darien Center, NY Jones Beach, NY Cincinnati, OH Chicago, IL Albuquerque, NM Phoenix, AZ Irvine, CA Mtn. View, CA W. Palm Beach, FL Tampa, FL *Denotes Festival Rascal Flatts (Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney) have earned over 40 trophies from the ACMs, AMAs, CMAs, People's Choice Awards and more making them the most awarded country group of the past decade. To date, the trio has scored 15 No. one songs, sold over 22.8 million albums, over 29 million digital downloads, and their current ninth studio album REWIND (Big Machine Records) debuted at No.one on the Billboard Country Albums chart making them one of only four acts during the SoundScan era to have eight consecutive studio albums debut in the top spot. For more information, visit www.rascalflatts.com. Scotty McCreery has sold more than 2.1 million albums since winning “American Idol” in 2011: his first album Clear as Day debuted at No. one on the Billboard 200 Albums chart, and his sophomore album See You Tonight debuted at No. one on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart and featured his two consecutive Top 10 hits - “Feelin’ It” and the title track. The ACM, CMT, ACA, and ICM Award winner recently earned three Platinum-certified singles in the same week. For more information, visit ScottyMcCreery.com.
Friday, January 16, 2015
Nashville, Tenn. (January 16, 2015) - In celebration of his 25th year in music, country singer Aaron Tippin is teaming with Stonehaus Winery to release his very own brand of wine. Stonehaus Winery’s "Aaron Tippin Country Jam" wine is set to make its shelf debut this Valentine’s Day. The new barrel select blackberry wine, taste-tested and approved by the "Hardest Workin' Man in Country Music" himself, is being bottled especially for Tippin as a commemorative 25th anniversary item. On February 14, 2015, Valentine's Day, Tippin will host a special release party at the Stonehaus Winery in Crossville, Tennessee. The event is free and open to the public and will offer fans a chance to meet Tippin and have their purchased "Aaron Tippin Country Jam" bottle autographed by its namesake. During the event, Tippin will personally unveil his new wine and may even bring along his guitar. Tippin's new wine will be available for purchase at the event. "Come out and toast to 25 years of music and wine with me!" says Tippin. "I couldn’t be happier about our partnership with Aaron," says Stonehaus Winery Vice President, Rob Ramsey. "Besides being a world-class performer, Aaron truly knows his wine and is one of the most genuine people you could ever meet. I just have to say, 'you love his music, now taste his wine!' By happy coincidence, we at Stonehaus Winery are celebrating our 25th year in business. What a perfect pairing – 25 years of music and wine!" The event will also offer a special Valentine’s Day dinner package which includes dinner for two at The Butcher’s Block at Stonehaus, a bottle of "Aaron Tippin Country Jam" wine, a box of Stonehaus Winery Cabernet Fudge and a long stem rose for that special someone. A limited number of tickets (75) for the Valentine’s Day dinner package are available for purchase ($125.00 - tax and gratuity included) and go on-sale today. Tickets can be purchased online at www.stonehauswinery.com or by calling 931-484-9463. The free and open to the public meet and greet begins at 5:00 PM. Dinner for purchased package ticket holders begins at 6:30 PM. The Stonehaus Winery is located at 2444 Genesis Road #103, Crossville, TN, 38571.
LOS ANGELES- January 16, 2015- Garth Brooks has sold over 140,000 tickets for nine shows at the Pepsi Center in Denver, shattering his previous Denver ticket sales record. On July 17-19, 1996, he played 3 shows at McNichols Arena in Denver selling 50,685 tickets. Today's ticket sale has nearly tripled that number and he is still selling! Concerts will be: Wednesday, March 18th, 7:30 PM Thursday, March 19th, 7:30 PM Friday, March 20th, 7:00 PM Friday March 20th, 10:30 PM Saturday, March 21st, 7:00 PM Saturday, March 21st, 10:30 PM Sunday, March 22nd, 3:00 PM Sunday, March 22nd, 7:00 PM Tuesday, March 24th, 7:30 PM Tickets are still selling for all nine shows! There is an eight ticket limit per purchase. Tickets can be purchased at www.altitudetickets.com/garth or 1-844-63GARTH (1-844-634-2784). Tickets will cost $57.00 plus a $4.00 facility fee and a $5.50 service charge for a total of $66.50.
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - Jan. 16, 2015 - NBC has signed a development deal with Dolly Parton, one of the most honored female country musicians of all time and an American icon. "I am so excited to be involved with my friend Bob Greenblatt, who produced the Broadway version of '9 to 5: The Musical' with me, and my longtime friend and former agent Sam Haskell. We want to create projects for NBC that are both fun and inspirational with a family audience in mind," said Dolly Parton. In conjunction with production partner Sam Haskell of Magnolia Hill Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television, NBC will develop a slate of two-hour TV movies based on the songs, stories, and inspiring life of Dolly Parton. This extraordinarily prolific country music artist and movie star will produce these projects that are meant to appeal to an inclusive family audience. "I don't know anyone in the world who doesn't love Dolly Parton, and the idea of developing television movies inspired by her incredible life and the stories she has sung about for decades is exciting to all of us at NBC," said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment." I hope we will create some uplifting movies that the entire family can enjoy together, a genre of programming that still seems largely untapped on television." Added Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment: "We all feel so lucky to be in business with Dolly. We're so excited about working with her to infuse these movies with her incredible work ethic and that genuine hopefulness and positive outlook that has been her trademark for years. And you can bet there will be a lot of her music in them too." Over the past 40 years, Parton has 41 albums that have reached the top 10 in the country charts - the most for any artist - as well as 25 albums have either been certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum. In addition, 110 singles have reached the country charts. She has won 10 Grammy Awards, 10 Country Music Assn. Awards and 7 Academy of Country Music Awards. In fact, Parton has been nominated for 46 Grammys as both she and Beyonce are the most Grammy-nominated women of all time. She was twice nominated for an Oscar for her original songs "9 to 5" and "Travelin' Thru," for the film "Transamerica." As an actress, Parton was nominated for three Golden Globes (two for "9 to 5," one for "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas") and won two People's Choice Awards.
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Friday, January 9, 2015
WILLIE NELSON & FAMILY, BOYZ II MEN, SUBLIME WITH ROME, LORRIE MORGAN & PAM TILLIS COMPLETE RODEO AUSTIN’S 2015 LINEUP Austin, Texas, January 9, 2015 – Rodeo Austin is excited to announce the final list of big-name entertainers who will perform during the 2015 Main Stage Concert Series. Entertainment Dates: March 14 – Willie Nelson & Family March 15 – Dwight Yoakam March 16 – Eli Young Band March 17 – Panic! At the Disco March 18 – The Beach Boys March 19 – Randy Rogers Band March 20 – Joe Nichols March 21 – Turnpike Troubadours March 22 – Lorrie Morgan & Pam Tillis March 23 – Tyler Farr March 24 – Boyz II Men March 25 – Sublime with Rome March 26 – Martina McBride March 27 – Lee Brice March 28 – Kevin Fowler Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, January 9, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. and may be purchased at RodeoAustin.com or by calling 512-477-6060. Rodeo and concert tickets start at $20.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 7, 2015) Country superstar Alan Jackson kicks off his 25th Anniversary KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TOUR this week in Florida with stops in Ft. Myers tomorrow and Tampa on Friday. Sponsored by Kubota Tractor Corporation, the tour will also make stops over the coming months in Los Angeles, San Diego, Dallas, Phoenix and Nashville, to name a few, wrapping for the spring with a show at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver (Morrison), CO on May 17, 2015. Joining Jackson on his KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TOUR will be Capitol Records Nashville’s Jon Pardi and Grammy/CMA/ACM nominated hit singer/songwriter Brandy Clark. Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter and Warner Bros. recording artist Ashley Monroe will open with Jon Pardi in Dallas (Grand Prairie, TX) on March 6. Alan Jackson’s 25th Anniversary KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TOUR will be a memorable celebration for his longtime fans as well as legions of new fans who are discovering his music through the many songs that have withstood the test of time and influenced many new artists of today like the tour’s special guests Jon Pardi and Brandy Clark. Fans will hear the songs they love from the man who wrote them and made them famous – from his massive debut hit, “Here In The Real World” to “Chattahoochee,” “Drive,” “Gone Country,” the summertime party-anthems “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” and “Good Time,” and many, many more. Alan Jackson’s 25th Anniversary KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TOUR: JAN 08 Fort Myers (Estero), FL Germain Arena JAN 09 Tampa, FL USF Sun Dome JAN 23 Springfield, MA MassMutual Center JAN 24 Portland, ME Cross Insurance Arena FEB 20 San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center FEB 21 Laughlin, NV Laughlin Event Center FEB 27 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre LA LIVE FEB 28 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion **MAR 06 Dallas (Grand Prairie), TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie** MAR 27 Augusta, GA James Brown Arena MAR 28 Greenville, SC Bon Secours Wellness Arena APR 09 Wilmington, NC North Carolina Azalea Festival APR 11 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena APR 17 Kansas City (Independence), MO Independence Events Center APR 18 Enid, OK Enid Event Center APR 24 St. Augustine, FL Augustine Amphitheatre APR 25 Roanoke, VA Berglund Center Coliseum MAY 01 Sioux City, IA Tyson Events Center MAY 02 Brookings, SD Swiftel Center MAY 08 Green Bay, WI Resch Center MAY 09 Bloomington, IL US Cellular Coliseum MAY 16 Salt Lake City (West Valley City), UT USANA Amphitheatre MAY 17 Denver (Morrison), CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre **Jon Pardi and Ashley Monroe opening More dates will be added soon. Jackson’s tour is an extension of the already year-long 25th anniversary celebration which kicked off this summer with the opening of his exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, Alan Jackson: 25 Years of Keepin’ It Country, which will run through March 2015. The multi-platinum selling Grammy winner played two record-breaking sold out shows last October at the Country Music Hall of Fame’s CMA Theater making him the first simultaneous artist-in-residence and major museum exhibit subject. Tickets and information for all KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TOUR dates will be available via local outlets and by visiting www.alanjackson.com, where you can find information about Alan, his tour schedule, music and more
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
The Trio Continues Their 7FOR7 Initiative Surprising Seven Deserving Families With The Help Of Quicken Loans Hunter Hayes and Special Guest Sam Hunt Stack Lineup For The 65-City Trek Beginning May 1 Nashville, TN – Jan. 6, 2014 – In advance of their performance on tomorrow’s People’s Choice Awards in Los Angeles, Lady Antebellum dropped by CBS' The Talk today to announce their headlining WHEELS UP 2015 TOUR presented by Quicken Loans. The band will kick things off on Feb. 28 with a European trek through Norway, Sweden, Ireland, Scotland, the UK and Australia and begin the North American leg on May 1 in Lubbock, TX. The tour will continue through the fall with triple-threat entertainer Hunter Hayes and red-hot newcomer Sam Hunt rounding out the electric lineup. Citi is the official credit card of the WHEELS UP 2015 TOUR with Citi cardmembers having access to pre-sale tickets through Citi’s Private Pass Program at www.citiprivatepass.com, or visit www.LadyAntebellum.com to join the mailing list and be the first to know about VIP ticket information as more dates are announced. Fans can also purchase tickets in select markets as part of tour promoter Live Nation’s Country Megaticket beginning the week of Jan. 26 at www.Megaticket.com. “The magic of being with fans from all over the country is really why we’re ultimately all here,” said Lady A’s Charles Kelley. “Being able to play off each other on that stage is honestly where we have the most fun, and I have a feeling the crowd will already be on their feet when we get out there after starting the night with Hunter and Sam!" Last year, Lady Antebellum launched their 7FOR7 initiative where they fulfilled seven wishes for seven fans in seven days. Continuing with their unique campaign, the band has partnered with Detroit-based Quicken Loans, the nation’s second largest mortgage lender, to pay the mortgages of seven families across the country for one year. “Lady Antebellum has very devoted fans and we cannot wait to help several of them not only enjoy some great music through our sponsorship of this tour, but also enjoy a yearlong vacation from mortgage payments,” said Jay Farner, President and Chief Marketing Officer for Quicken Loans. The trio’s “warranted leap to stardom” (Dallas Morning News) and undeniable chemistry has continuously commanded the attention of critics who continue to praise their “effortless harmonies and raw emotion” (The Washington Post) and “top-notch, high energy” performances (The Boston Herald). First Announced Cities on the WHEELS UP 2015 TOUR: Oslo, NOR* Stockholm, SWE* Glasgow, SCT* Dublin, IRL* London, UK* Ipswich, QLD* Sydney, NSW* Melbourne, VIC* Lubbock, TX** Dallas, TX Houston, TX* St. Louis, MO Indianapolis, IN Cincinnati, OH Holmdel, NJ Mansfield, MA Saratoga Springs, NY New York, NY Bristow, VA Toronto, ON Detroit, MI** Cleveland, OH Sacramento, CA Mountain View, CA San Diego, CA Los Angeles, CA** Phoenix, AZ Albuquerque, NM Bentonville, AR** Southaven, MS** Atlanta, GA Eau Claire, WI** Omaha, NE** Camrose, AB** Charlotte, NC Raleigh, NC Virginia Beach, VA Hershey, PA** Hartford, CT Tulsa, OK** Kansas City, KS** Chicago, IL Birmingham, AL Tampa, FL* West Palm Beach, FL Pittsburgh, PA Philadelphia, PA *Openers may vary **Not part of Live Nation’s Megaticket Seven-time GRAMMY winning group Lady Antebellum’s fifth studio album, 747, has spawned the PLATINUM certified multi-week chart-topping smash hit “Bartender,” and its new single “Freestyle” is quickly climbing the charts. The new album follows over 11 million albums sold worldwide, nine trips to No. one on the country radio charts, six Platinum singles and “Vocal Group of the Year” honors from both the CMA and ACMs three years in a row. The trio’s new headlining tour, which will once again partner with Brancott Estate wines, follows their previous 80-city 2014 TAKE ME DOWNTOWN TOUR, which took them through Canada and the US. Hailed as a "country-rock-blues guitar hero in the making" by the Los Angeles Times, five-time GRAMMY nominee and CMA Award-winning artist Hunter Hayes is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who roared onto the music scene in 2011 with his Platinum-selling, No. one self-titled debut album on Atlantic Records. In 2014, his critically-acclaimed follow-up Storyline also debuted at No. one and features the GRAMMY-nominated hit, “Invisible.” Sam Hunt’s debut album Montevallo topped the Billboard Country Albums Chart in its first week and is the best-selling debut album for a country artist since 2011. The album has been named one of the best of the year by the Associated Press, Billboard and Rolling Stone, and includes the Platinum-selling No. 1 hit, “Leave the Night On.” About Quicken Loans Based in the heart of Detroit’s urban-core, Quicken Loans is the nation’s second largest retail home mortgage lender. In 2013, the company closed a record $80 billion in volume across all 50 states through the support of its web centers located in Detroit, Cleveland and Scottsdale, Arizona. Breaking records isn’t foreign to Quicken Loans, the company ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction for Primary Mortgage Origination,” in the United States by J.D. Power for the last five years (2010-2014), as well as highest in customer satisfaction among all mortgage servicers in 2014. Recognized for its incredible culture, Quicken Loans has been named among the top-30 companies on FORTUNE magazine’s annual “100 Best Companies to Work For,” list for the last 12 consecutive years, ranking #5 in 2014. The last 5 years have been the most significant to date for the company following the move of its headquarters to downtown Detroit in 2010, where the team has grown to nearly 12,000 team members, with 10,000 working in the re-emerging downtown area. For more information about Quicken Loans, please visit QuickenLoans.com. Later this week, Lady Antebellum will perform at the CMT Ultimate Kickoff Party live from Dallas, TX on Jan. 9 before they sing the National Anthem at the College Football Playoff National Championship on Jan. 12. For more information on the tour and a full list of appearances visit www.ladyantebellum.com.