GEORGE STRAIT'S NEWEST SINGLE "HERE FOR A GOOD TIME" AVAILABLE AT ALL DIGITAL RETAILERS TODAY HIT SINGLE ALREADY SITTING AT NO. 20 ON THE CHARTS AFTER ONLY THREE WEEKS Nashville, TN - George Strait's newest hit single "Here For A Good Time," which is already sitting at No. 20 on the Billboard country singles chart after only three weeks, is available now at all digital retailers. The single was his highest debut since his 2008 smash "I Saw God Today" and was the most added single at radio for two straight weeks. "Here For A Good Time," written by Strait, his son Bubba Strait and Dean Dillon, is the first single and title track to his upcoming album scheduled to be released this year. With a career spanning more than 30 years, George Strait has the most number one singles of any artist in history including Elvis (57 to date inclusive of all charts). He has sold nearly 69 million records and with 33 different platinum or multi-platin
SARA EVANS’ DIGITAL SINGLE “A LITTLE BIT STRONGER” HAS BEEN CERTIFIED PLATINUM BY THE RIAA Nashville, TN - It was announced today that Sara Evans’ digital single release “A Little Bit Stronger” has reached one million downloads and has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. “This song has exceeded all of my expectations,” says Sara. “I knew ‘A Little Bit Stronger’ was a hit the first time I heard it and what makes it even more special are the stories I hear from people about how this song has touched them. I am so blessed to have been able to record such an amazing song, written by Hillary Scott, Luke Laird and Hillary Lindsey, who are all dear friends of mine.” “A Little Bit Stronger” was a multi-week No. 1 single on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart and Country Aircheck. Sara has performed the song on the ACM awards, Good Morning America , The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and the season finale of Dancing with the Stars . “My Heart C
AARON LEWIS DOES YAHOO! FOR RAM COUNTRY SERIES AARON LEWIS has been chosen to participate in Yahoo!’s “Ram Country” series. In the interview, the singer/songwriter/guitarist gives a tour of his one-stoplight Massachusetts hometown and farmhouse. He talks about how important the rural lifestyle is to him, and shows viewers his assorted farm animals (fresh eggs daily!), recording studio and prized guitar vault. He also exclusively performs two songs for Yahoo!, the unreleased “75” and his current hit, the powerful “Country Boy . ” TOWN LINE ( R&J Records ) has now sold over 170,000 copies and the official video for “Country Boy” has been viewed over 7 million times, with the single having now sold over 450,000 copies and quickly approaching gold certification. The official link for the series is http://new.music.yahoo.com/programs/ram-country/?vid=221565589
CHRIS YOUNG GIVES FANS A SNEAK PEEK OF NEW ALBUM, NEON NEON Deluxe and Standard Version Pre-order Now Available Online Nashville , TN. ..(June 28, 2011)...With only two weeks to go to the release of his highly anticipated third studio album, GRAMMY nominated singer/songwriter CHRIS YOUNG is giving fans a sneak peek at the title track when NEON becomes available for pre-order beginning today on iTunes at http://bit.ly/ljyVdh . In addition to the standard ten song album, a deluxe version of NEON is available for digital pre-order, featuring two previously unreleased bonus tracks -- “I’m Gonna Change That” and “Don’t Leave Her (If You Can’t Let Her Go)” – along with a photo gallery containing new images of the man voted Country Weekly’s Hottest Bachelor. As an added bonus, fans who pre-order the deluxe version will receive an immediate download of the NEON title track before the album releases on July 12. NEON features the smash lead single “Tomorrow,” the fastest‐risin
TAYLOR SWIFT TAKES FANS BEHIND THE SCENES OF CURRENT HIT VIDEO “ON THE SET WITH TAYLOR SWIFT: MEAN” PREMIERES THIS SUNDAY, JULY 3 NASHVILLE , TENN. (June 30, 2011) – “I never expected that if I wrote a treatment, a director would love it and want to direct the video exactly the way I’d written it,” says Taylor Swift of her newest video, “Mean.” Swift and video director Declan Whitebloom share stories and take fans behind the scenes of the video shoot in On The Set With Taylor Swift: Mean premiering this Sunday, July 3, 9:00 p.m./Eastern on Great American Country (GAC). Swift had her reasons for wanting to shoot in LA’s historic Orpheum Theater. “It occurred to me after months of thinking about this video and having it keep me up at night, ‘What if we did the entire video in a theater?’ That way we could show all these different story lines and create set pieces that would show these very distinctive performances, having all of these characters struggle and then thrive.
NFL Star Chad Ochocinco Takes a Ride with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Veteran Jeff Burton at Atlanta Motor Speedway HAMPTON, Ga. (June 30, 2011) – After trying his hand at professional soccer and riding a bull, Cincinnati Bengals Wide Receiver Chad Ochocinco came to Atlanta Motor Speedway on Thursday to get a taste of NASCAR racing. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Veteran Jeff Burton and crew were on hand to provide Ochocinco with a high speed tutorial, both on and off the track. After taking a few hot laps in the No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet, Ochocinco received a lesson on how a pit stop works with the Caterpillar pit crew. He then tried his hand at changing tires and jacking up the car. “This ranks right up there with the bull riding, man,” said Ochocinco. “It’s not until you actually get in a car with these guys, like today with Jeff Burton, that you realize how dangerous this sport is and the amount of skill it takes to run out there with other drivers. “The pit crew was diff
RIDERS IN THE SKY TO RELEASE LONG-AWAITED INSPIRATIONAL ALBUM The Land Beyond The Sun to be released Aug. 9 th NASHVILLE, TN - (June 29, 2011 ) –Two-time Grammy Award-winning artist Riders In the Sky will release their long awaited Inspirational CD on Aug. 9. "The Land Beyond The Sun" presents a collection of songs of inspiration recorded in the western tradition that their legion of fans expect, along with a poem indicative of “America’s Favorite Cowboys’” left-field humor which has been their trademark for nearly three and a half decades! “The stillness of the desert, the majesty of towering mountains, the endless skies; all these things have developed a deep and abiding spirituality in the westerner and the cowboy” explains Ranger Doug, Idol of American Youth and the group’s baritone vocalist and guitar player. “The CD appeals to all generations, and welcomes all who are as inspired by the great outdoors, as are Riders In The Sky.” Perhaps best known for the
JUSTIN MOORE’S OUTLAWS LIKE ME debuts at #1 ON THE SALES CHART COUNTRY STAR’S NEW ALBUM IS THE THIRD BEST DEBUT OF THE YEAR Nashville, TN-- OUTLAWS LIKE ME, the new album from Valory Music Co. artist Justin Moore, debuts as the #1 BEST SELLING Country album according to Billboard’s Scoundscan chart. The new set also enters Billboard’s Top 200 albums chart at #5. The 3 rd highest Country debut this year, beating first week numbers from many superstar artists, including recent releases from Ronnie Dunn and Sara Evans. Outpaced this year by only Brad Paisley’s THIS IS COUNTRY MUSIC and Alison Krauss and Union Station’s PAPER AIRPLANE , this impressive debut further underscores Justin Moore’s status as one of the hottest artists in country music. Moore kicked off the street week for his sophomore album in New York City, making appearances on “Fox News”, “ABC News” and “Better TV.” He also interviewed with radio and television stations around the country via satellite from a
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The Original...done by Paul in 1973..... Second Shows Added In Chicago & Montreal! Due to overwhelming popular demand, Paul's On The Run tour has added second shows in Montreal and Chicago. The newly announced dates are July 27 at the Bell Centre in Montreal and August 1 at Chicago's Wrigley Field. Click here to read more ------------------------------- 21.06.2011 - ON THE RUN TOUR ADDS MONTREAL 15th July 2011 at Yankee Stadium, New York, USA 16th July 2011 at Yankee Stadium, New York, USA 24th July at Comerica Park, Detroit, USA 26th July at Bell Centre, Montréal, Canada 31st July at Wrigley Field, Chicago, USA 4th August at The Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, USA Paul has confirmed yet another date on his On The Run tour: 26th July at Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada. Tickets will go on sale Monday 20th June at noon. Click here to read more ------------------------------- 08.06.2011 - YANKEE STADIUM DEBUT CONFIRMED FOR JULY 15 Paul ha
XTREME MUZIK THE TOUR JAMS AT MOONDANCE (Nashville, Tennessee...) -- One week into one of the most exciting tours of the year, Xtreme Muzik The Tour packed the fans into the main stage of the Moondance Jammin' Country Fest in Walker, Minnesota last weekend. The tour hits the Viaero Event Center in Kearney, NE on Friday and the Wells Fargo Theatre in Denver on Saturday this week. The tour lands in Deadwood, South Dakota next Friday and Saturday, July 8 and 9, 2011 for the grand opening of the Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center. Housed in the completely refurbished 1906 Homestake Mining Co. plant, where millions of dollars in gold ore was recovered in a century of operations, the Deadwood Mountain Grand represents one of the largest historic preservation projects in the U.S. The July 8 date is completely sold out, but a limited number of good seats remain for the following night. Tickets and more information on the tour can be found at www.XtremeMuzik.com . Pictured in the
WYNONNA HEADLINES FREE INDEPENDENCE DAY CONCERT IN GEORGIA Tune in Thursday, June 30th to catch Wynonna on CNN Headline News “Morning Express with Robin Meade” Nashville, TN (June 29, 2011) – Five-time GRAMMY award winner, Wynonna Judd , will be performing at the 29th Annual Independence Day Concert on July 1st in Warner Robins, Georgia . Judd will be joined by CNN Headline News morning show anchor Robin Meade and the Emmy nominated U.S. Air Force Reserve Band. The free show will start at 8 p.m. with the singing of the National Anthem and an F-15 fighter jet fly over at McConnell-Talbert Stadium and will conclude with a celebratory fireworks show. This year marks the 29th year of the annual partnership concert and it is expected to draw an upwards of 30,000 people. The show will be taped and broadcast on the Fourth of July on American Forces Network , a television broadcast network that serves American service men and women and their families stationed at bases overseas.
Kids Allowed in Pits at Atlanta Motor Speedway Due To New 2011 NASCAR Pit Road Policy HAMPTON, Ga. (June 28, 2011) – For years, family and NASCAR have been synonymous with one another. This year, children can do more than watch the cars from the grandstands, they can get close enough to touch them. Prior to the AdvoCare 500 on September 4, children of all ages have access to the pits via a new rule NASCAR instituted in 2011. With the purchase of a Sunday pre-race pit pass, kids will get to watch crew members prepare their racing machines and pit areas prior to 500 miles of racing on the high banks of the historic 1.54-mile speedway. As always, children ages 14 and up can purchase pit access on Friday and Saturday. Spectators with pre-race pit passes are allowed in the pit area until an hour prior to the start of each race on Labor Day Weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Pit passes are $125 for the weekend of $100 for Sunday only. Another change this year is a relaxed dress code on
June 28, 2011 GEORGE STRAIT’S NEWEST SINGLE “HERE FOR A GOOD TIME” AVAILABLE AT ALL DIGITAL RETAILERS TODAY HIT SINGLE ALREADY SITTING AT NO. 20 ON THE CHARTS AFTER ONLY THREE WEEKS Nashville, TN – George Strait’s newest hit single “Here For A Good Time,” which is already sitting at No. 20 on the Billboard country singles chart after only three weeks, is available now at all digital retailers . The single was his highest debut since his 2008 smash “I Saw God Today” and was the most added single at radio for two straight weeks. Go to http://bit.ly/GStraitGoodTime to purchase “Here For A Good Time.” “Here For A Good Time,” written by Strait, his son Bubba Strait and Dean Dillon, is the first single and title track to his upcoming album scheduled to be released this year. With a career spanning more than 30 years, George Strait has the most number one singles of any artist in history including Elvis (57 to date inclusive of all charts). He has sold nearly 69 million re
FINAL WEEK FOR FANS TO GO “ON TOUR” WITH WORLD CLASS ENTERTAINER, NEAL MCCOY Nashville, TN. June 28, 2011----Country superstar, Neal McCoy has logged millions of miles on the road touring over the last decade. The native Texan usually spends 200-300 dates a year performing for his fans in concerts. This is the final week that music fans have a chance to get a taste of life on the road with Neal McCoy by registering at www.ilikeneal.com . The winners will receive a weekend pass to travel via your own artist tour bus and attend two McCoy concerts with backstage access to hang out with McCoy & his band. McCoy is a music lover of all styles & genres and this becomes very evident when you see his live show. At a McCoy live show, the set list is never the same and it is tough to stay in your seat for the length of his performance. Recently when McCoy was asked to perform at friends’ Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert’s wedding reception he kept inquiring if they had specific
HITMAKER RONNIE MILSAP RETURNS TO HIS COUNTRY ROOTS WITH NEW ALBUM, COUNTRY AGAIN Country Again To Be Released July 26th (Milsap Music Group / Bigger Picture Group) NASHVILLE , TN -- (June 28, 2011) – On July 26 , country music legend, Ronnie Milsap will release his first country album in five years, Country Again . This new 12-track release launches this summer with the first single “If You Don’t Want Me To”, also known as “The Freeze”. Country Again is a joint venture between Milsap Music Group and Bigger Picture Group. With over 40 #1 Hits to his credit, Milsap is ready for more, “I’ve been very fortunate to have had a lot of successful records. Now it’s time to make some more.” The first single, “If You Don’t Want Me To (The Freeze)”, hits radio July 18 th . The music video for the song was filmed this past spring and showcases the dance craze, The Freeze, inspired by the song. To premiere Country Again , Milsap will return to the Grand Ole Opry stage on Saturd
THE FONTANEL ADDS 18-HOLE REGULATION DISC GOLF COURSE The Course at Fontanel Free to the Public (Nashville, Tennessee...) -- The grand opening of the newest addition to the 135-acre property of The Fontanel Mansion & Farm is The Course at Fontanel , a regulation disc golf course opening at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 2, 2011. The course will be open year around during the property operating hours Tuesday-Sunday , weather permitting, and will be free and open to the public with no tee times required. The Fontanel Mansion & Farm has become a cherished community asset since it opened just over a year ago, drawing both Middle Tennessee locals and visitors from near and far to its diverse offerings of music, family activities, an acclaimed restaurant, the popular Music City On Stage! dinner show, the trails and of course tours of the 27,000 square foot Fontanel Mansion. "A large part of our master plan for the property was to have a place where our neighbors and
DALLAS, Texas (NBC) -- A north Texas attorney tells an unforgettable story about his run-in with a monster alligator. While hunting with friends the Dallas-based attorney bagged a 14-foot long alligator that weighs almost 900 pounds. Officials say it's one of the largest gators ever found in Texas. Even with trophies in his office, as big game hunting goes, attorney Levi McCathern is still a novice. Levi says "I've been hunting since I was six. I try to hunt year round when I was growing up I hunted dove and quail." McCathern had something bigger in mind on a recent hunting trip to Leon County. Something like alligators, McCathern learned the Trinity River was loaded with them, and just before his hunting trip ended he had a monster gator in his sites. Levi says "How far are you when you take that shot? probably about 100, 110, 120 yards away. It went right in the brain, it was a perfect shot probably my luckiest shot." For certain it's hi