Nashville, TN, November 23, 2015 -- Superstar Carrie Underwood has multiple reasons for celebration today! On the heels of her Favorite Female Artist - Country win last evening on the 2015 American Music Awards , Underwood achieves her 22nd #1 hit with "Smoke Break," the lead single from her new album, Storyteller . The single has also reached #1 on the country charts in Canada and Australia. Described by The Guardian as “refreshingly smart and bold,” "Smoke Break," was produced by Jay Joyce and written by Carrie Underwood, Hillary Lindsey, and Chris DeStefano, and has become an anthem for those who need an escape every now and then from the challenges of daily life. When Storyteller debuted at #1, the 19 Recordings/Arista Nashville entertainer made history being the first artist to have all six of her first albums debut at the top of the Billboard Country Albums Chart. Of Underwood's 22 #1 hits, "Smoke Break" is her 12th co-write.
Nashville, TN - Nov. 23, 2015 - Watershed Music and Camping Festival will be the first-ever country music festival to host two consecutive weekends, set to take place on July 29-31 and Aug. 5-7 at the world’s most scenic music venue, The Gorge. Since its inception four short years ago, Watershed garnered a nomination for "Festival of the Year" by the Academy of Country Music and has been heralded by Country Weekly , Entertainment Weekly and Rolling Stone as a "must-see" summer festival. With a history of selling out in just minutes, both weekends will feature the same lineup of soon to be announced headliners. “Watershed was the very first festival we launched four years ago,” said Brian O’Connell, President of Live Nation Country Touring. “Thinking back to when we started we had no idea how quickly it would take off. The fans who we now know as ’Shedders have become very important to us on this journey. We’ve been listening to their feedback and ad
Nashville, TN (November 23, 2015) – Country Music Icon Alan Jackson is partnering with Ply Gem Industries as the ambassador for their “Home for Good Project” to build more than 300 homes across the U.S. with Habitat for Humanity. As ambassador, Alan will help raise awareness through his fan base, social media following and support in a local Builders Blitz event in Nashville, scheduled to coincide with the 2016 CMA Music Festival in June 2016. The “Home for Good Project” is grounded in Alan’s song “You Can Always Come Home” from his recently released album Angels & Alcohol. The song is the anthem that will be played throughout the program to remind individuals the importance of having a place to call home. The first phase of the program, kicking off today, is Alan Jackson’s ‘You Can Always Come Home’ for the Holidays Contest with Ply Gem, where two grand prize winners will receive paid airfare for two to be with family for the holidays. The two-week contest will award addit