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 Nashville, TN – July 16, 2012 – On the heels of five consecutive No. one singles, MULTI-PLATINUM entertainer Jason Aldean releases the driving lead single “Take A Little Ride” from his upcoming fifth studio album today. The track is now available for purchase at iTunes, and physical singles will be sold at Walmart stores nationwide beginning Aug. 7. "Everyone has been asking if the new album is going to be different from the 'My Kinda Party' album," said Aldean. "I tried to find the best songs that I could and also ones that fit what I do in my live show. There's a little bit of everything, including some more traditional country stuff and some songs that might raise a few eyebrows. I thought this would be a great lead single to come with after 'Fly Over States'…it's about grab
Nashville, TN - July 16, 2012 - GRAMMY winning country trio Lady Antebellum took a break from the European leg of their headlining OWN THE NIGHT 2012 WORLD TOUR on Saturday to open for music icon Bruce Springsteen in London’s Hyde Park. The trio continues their run of European dates this week with another show in London tonight followed by stops in Birmingham, UK (7/17), Zurich, Switzerland (7/19), Frankfurt, Germany (7/20) and Munich and Germany (7/21). For a full list of upcoming tour dates, visit www.ladyantebellum.com.
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 Gall
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 f
BRAD PAISLEY CELEBRATES TROOPS AND THEIR FAMILIES WITH “SALUTE to the MILITARY” USO CONCERT ON SOUTH LAWN OF WHITE HOUSE NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 5, 2012) Last night Brad Paisley was honored to participate in the fourth annual “Salute to the Military” USO concert that was held on the south lawn of the White House. President Obama and The First Family welcomed troops and military families to their backyard for an Independence Day celebration that was filled with fun, food, games and Paisley’s concert. “I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Independence Day then at the home of our President, honoring the men and women who protect and serve our rights and freedoms and their families. Being here today is truly an honor and makes me proud to be an American,” said Paisley. After the concert Paisley took to twitter with, “Thank you Mr. President, First Lady, and all the branches of military for the best 4th of July I’ve ever had. And thanks to @the_USO.”
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 g
Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum Join ASCAP Nashville, TN, July 2, 2012 – ASCAP (The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) is very proud to announce that Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood have joined the PRO as writer and publisher members. “We couldn’t be more excited to have Charles and Dave join ASCAP,” said Marc Driskill, VP and GM at ASCAP Nashville. “They are two of music’s most talented songwriters and their artistry has inspired millions around the world. We are thrilled to represent them and we welcome them to the ASCAP family.” Georgia natives Kelley and Haywood met as teenagers and attended the same high school, where Haywood played in a jazz band with Kelley’s older brother Josh -- now a successful ASCAP songwriter in his own right. The pair relocated to Nashville after college graduation, moving in with Josh so they could write songs together. Haywood and Kelley founded Lady Antebellum in 2006 with Hillary Scott
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
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
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-tr
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.
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 th