NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 7, 2018) -- Nashville’s weekly sold out singer-songwriter round, Song Suffragettes, will host its 4th Anniversary Party on Monday, June 11 at 6:30 P.M. at Analog at Hutton Hotel in Nashville. The party will consist of two performance rounds by some of Nashville’s best female singer-songwriters, and a special panel on the “State of Women in Country Music,” which will feature CMT’s Leslie Fram, Red Light’s Tracy Gershon and MTSU’s Beverly Keel. The panel will be moderated by Rolling Stone/Billboard’s Marissa Moss. Tickets for the event can be purchased here.
”We started Song Suffragettes in 2014 simply to give underserved female singer-songwriters a place to play their music and hone their craft,” says music industry veteran Todd Cassetty. “To watch Song Suffragettes evolve from simply a talent showcase to a proud community of talented women has been highly rewarding. And on June 11, we’re excited to once again celebrate the diversity of female voices that we will continue to support until there’s more gender parity within the Nashville music community.”
Since Song Suffragettes first made their debut four years ago, they have grown to become the Listening Room Cafe’s largest weekly sold out show. Each show airs live on Periscope with as many as 28,000 viewers per week. The Song Suffragettes performances have featured guest appearances from Lauren Alaina, RaeLynn, Lindsay Ell, Kelsea Ballerini, Deana Carter, Jesse James Decker, Jamie O’Neal and more. Nine suffragettes, including Carly Pearce and Jillian Jacqueline, have received record deals and 37 women have received publishing deals, including Kalie Shorr and Abby Anderson. The group has been featured by the Washington Post, Billboard and USA Today, and has performed at Tin Pan South, Project Music and CMA Fest. You can keep up with Song Suffragettes on their website at www.songsuffragettes.com.
Song Suffragettes Anniversary Lineup
Round 1: Kelleigh Bannen, Candi Carpenter, Alys Ffion, Tegan Marie and Kalie Shorr
"State of Women in Country Music" Panel: Leslie Fram, Tracy Gershon, Beverly Keel
Moderator: Marissa Moss
Round 2: Nora Collins, Erin Enderlin, Madison Kozak, Hayley Orrantia and Tara Thompson
Headliners Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Brantley Gilbert, and Brett Eldredge will be joined by Dustin Lynch, Kip Moore, Luke Combs, Brett Young, Josh Turner, Walker Hayes, Lauren Alaina, Carly Pearce, Devin Dawson, Trent Harmon, Tucker Beathard, Jimmie Allen, and Sasha McVeigh
GREENWICH, CT – January 17, 2018 – Dustin Lynch, Kip Moore, Luke Combs, Brett Young, Josh Turner, Walker Hayes, Lauren Alaina, Carly Pearce, Devin Dawson, Trent Harmon, Tucker Beathard, Jimmie Allen, and Sasha McVeigh have been added to the lineup for the 27th Annual Country Jam festival at Jam Ranch outside Grand Junction, CO. “Colorado’s Biggest Country Music Party,” which hosted nearly 92,000 fans in 2017, will be held June 14-17, 2018, in the heart of Western Colorado.
Dustin Lynch, Kip Moore, Luke Combs, Brett Young, Josh Turner, Walker Hayes, Lauren Alaina,Carly Pearce, Devin Dawson, Trent Harmon, Tucker Beathard, Jimmie Allen, and Sasha McVeigh join previosuly announced headliners Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Brantley Gilbert, and Brett Eldredge for the 2018 festival, with more artists to come. Tickets are now available for Country Jam 2018. 4-day general admission tickets start at $145, with reserve tickets starting at $375, and VIP packages starting at $735. More information on VIP package details, along with camping options and pricing are available online at http://countryjam.com/tickets/.
Country Jam features top country music entertainers and an unforgettable on-site camping experience in the heart of Western Colorado. The four-day festival has established itself as a must-go for country music fans, with last year’s Country Jam featuring performances from superstars Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett, Justin Moore, Randy Houserand many others.
More information about Country Jam can be found online at www.countryjam.com
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Nashville, TN (January 17, 2018)-While Gary Kyle gears up for the spring release of his new EP “Rewind Blue,” the sequel to his 2017 acclaimed release “Rewind White,” the Houston singer/songwriter is taking this opportunity to partner with Operation FINALLY HOME, and use his 2018 tour to aid fundraising efforts for wounded, ill and injured men and women veterans in Texas. Select tour dates throughout the year will be designated events planned specifically for Operation FINALLY HOME and will be announced in advance on Gary’s website at www.garykylemusic.com
Based in New Braunfels, Texas, Operation FINALLY HOME was established in 2005 as a nonpartisan/nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. The mission is to provide homes and home modifications to America’s military Heroes and the widows of the fallen who have sacrificed so much to defend our freedoms and values. They partner with corporate sponsors, builder associations, builders, remodelers, developers, individual contributors, and volunteers to help these Heroes and families by addressing one of their most pressing needs – a place to call home. To date, Operation FINALLY HOME has over 240 custom-built, mortgage-free homes and home modifications that have been completed or in planning for America’s military heroes and the widows of the fallen.
Executive Director, Rusty Carroll, and Director of Donor Engagement, Katie Herries, were thrilled when they got a phone call from Gary Kyle asking how he could help. Gary is well versed on the topic of “giving to those in need” having started his own nonprofit effort along with his wife back in 2013 called the “Texas Strong Organization.” Similarly working community-by-community and choosing candidates by recommendations through their Facebook page, the Kyle’s work included everything from paying utility bills, supplying Christmas presents, providing plumbing and carpentry work, paying mortgages and car notes, and purchasing airline tickets to enable soldiers to come home and see their families. This life realization for the Kyle’s was immediate as Gary explains. “My gift is music, my calling is helping.”
Gary Kyle has no military background of his own, but he wears the sentiment “finally home” on his sleeve, having just returned to his native home of Houston weeks before Hurricane Harvey slammed southern Texas back in August with a devastating blow. His elation about being home again mixed with the despair his fellow Texans were experiencing stoked his altruistic fire once again, and after delivering an 18-foot box trailer filled with food and supplies to flood victims, Gary decided to continue on with that sentiment by dedicating his new EP release and the corresponding tour to helping our military veterans come “finally home.” Check www.garykylemusic.com for upcoming dates and community announcements on Operation FINALLY HOME and his new EP release “Rewind Blue.” www.operationfinallyhome.org
Headliners Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood, and Florida Georgia Line will be joined by Vince Gill, Chris Young, Justin Moore, Josh Turner, Chris Janson, Tyler Farr, Carly Pearce, Rodney Atkins, Devin Dawson, The Cadillac Three, and Ashley McBryde
GREENWICH, CT – January 16, 2018 – Vince Gill, Chris Young, Justin Moore, Josh Turner, Chris Janson, Tyler Farr, Carly Pearce, Rodney Atkins, Devin Dawson, The Cadillac Three, and Ashley McBryde have been added to the lineup for the 36th Annual WE Fest. WE Fest, the world’s largest country music and camping festival will be held August 2-4, 2018, at Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes, MN.
Vince Gill, Chris Young, Justin Moore, Josh Turner, Chris Janson, Tyler Farr, Carly Pearce, Rodney Atkins, Devin Dawson, The Cadillac Three, and Ashley McBryde join previously announced headliners Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood and Florida Georgia Line for the 2018 festival, with more artists to come. Tickets are available now for WE Fest 2018. 3-day general admission tickets start at $130, with reserve tickets starting at $270, and VIP packages starting at $650. More information on VIP package details, along with camping options and pricing are available online at http://wefest.com/ or call 800-493-3378.
The 2017 WE Fest hosted superstars Luke Bryan, Zac Brown Band, Lady Antebellum, Alan Jackson, Darius Rucker, Brett Eldredge and many more.
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CINCINNATI – The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) has greenlit a second season for “Pickler & Ben,” its Nashville-based daytime talker hosted by country music star Kellie Pickler and Emmy Award-winning television personality Ben Aaron.
Recorded in front of a live studio audience, “Pickler & Ben” features the best in lifestyle and entertainment. In its first season, which debuted Sept. 18, 2017, “Pickler & Ben” has featured a roster of celebrity guests including Dolly Parton, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Little Big Town, Molly Sims, Christian Siriano, Cat Cora, Reba McEntire, Duff Goldman, Ty Pennington and more.
“Kellie and Ben are a breath of fresh air in the daytime space, and audiences have loved watching them bring this fun, dynamic show to life,” said Cater Lee, vice president of programming for Scripps. “The creators’ vision that a show originating from Middle America would appeal to viewers everywhere was spot on, and we are seeing that in just a few months it is already outperforming many long-established talk shows in key demos and on social media. I am delighted that we are recommitting for a second season.”
“‘Pickler & Ben’ is thrilled to continue our mission of uplifting and entertaining viewers for a second season,” said Executive Producer Lisa Erspamer. “Our impassioned team is committed to highlighting stories that make you smile and people who make you cheer – star chefs, DIY experts, celebrities and top-notch entertainment. Our goal remains the same: to bring joy, light and humor to daytime.”
The show draws its focus from the trends and interests of Main Street America and everyday Americans, with Kellie and Ben joined in segments by top celebrities, tastemakers and experts on everything from entertaining and home design to cooking and DIY and more. The show is recorded in Nashville on an expansive, modern farmhouse-styled set.
“Pickler & Ben” is produced by Grammy Award-winning superstar Faith Hill; co-founder of Happy Street Entertainment, Lisa Erspamer; and president and CEO of Sandbox Entertainment Jason Owen; in partnership with Scripps. Award-winning director, Joe Terry (“The Oprah Winfrey Show”) directs “Pickler & Ben.” Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution is distributing the show in national syndication.
Scripps also runs two other successful syndicated original programs, “The List,” which is entering its seventh season, and “Right This Minute,” which is entering its eighth season.
To stay up to date on episodes and get a behind-the-scenes look at Kellie and Ben in action, follow “Pickler & Ben” on Facebook, Twitterand Instagram. Find out when and where the show airs and request tickets to a taping at picklerandben.com.
Nashville, TN – January 15, 2018 – Platinum-selling country music star Chris Youngkicked off the opening weekend of his “Chris Young Losing Sleep 2018 World Tour,” with three back-to-back SOLD OUT headlining shows in Indianapolis, Kansas City and St. Louis! Chris played a 90-minute, hit-packed set, with the St. Louis Post Dispatch declaring “when it's 20 degrees outside with a cold wind whipping...the act fans are going to hear needs to deliver...country singer Chris Young did that better than the post office, FedEx and Amazon combined.”
Proclaimed "a headliner…capable of stirring an audience in ways very few in country music can” (Taste of Country) and a performer who “seems so comfortable on stage that fans felt like they could be hanging out with him in a bar or even a living room while he breaks into oh-so-satisfying song” (St. Louis Post Dispatch), the Grammy-nominated singer welcomed his Sony Music Nashville label mates Kane Brown and LANCO as special guests for the first leg of the tour. Go behind the scenes at http://smarturl.it/lswtrecap1. The tour travels to Cincinnati, Grand Rapids and Chicago later this week for another string of sold-out arena shows.
Tickets and VIP packages for the “Chris Young Losing Sleep 2018 World Tour,” promoted by AEG Presents and Concerts West, can be purchased at ChrisYoungCountry.com.
Nashville, TN – Country music superstars and GRAMMY, CMA and ACM Award-winners Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town announce their co-headlining tour, The Bandwagon Tour, scheduled to hit the road summer 2018.
The joint tour kicks off July 12th in Charlotte, North Carolina and will take the country music troupe along the U.S. Atlantic seaboard, Southeast and Midwest regions.
Both critically lauded artists, Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town, together tout a combined thirty-six ACM Award wins, twenty-one CMAs, and four GRAMMY’s. Reigning, eight-time consecutive, ACM Female Vocalist of the Year Lambert released her ambitious, 24-song, double album titled The Weight of These Wings in November 2016, making its debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart.
Reigning, six-time consecutive CMA and four-time ACM Vocal Group of the Year, Little Big Town's latest studio album, the Grammy-nominated The Breaker, debuted #1 on the Billboard Country Charts and No.4 on the Billboard 200 to critical acclaim.
Live Nation is the national tour promoter for The Bandwagon Tour. Tickets for select dates will become available as part of the Live Nation’s Country Megaticket going on sale Jan. 26 at www.megaticket.com . Also visit MirandaLambert.com and LittleBigTown.com for more information.
Additional dates and support for The Bandwagon Tour to be announced soon.
The Bandwagon Tour dates
Date City, State Venue
7/12/18 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
7/13/18 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
7/14/18 Indianapolis, IN Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
7/20/18 Hartford, CT XFINITY Theatre
7/21/18 Mansfield, MA XFINITY Center
8/2/18 Orange Beach, AL The Wharf at Orange Beach
8/3/18 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
8/4/18 West Palm Beach, FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre
8/16/18 Darien Center NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
8/17/18 Pittsburgh, PA KeyBank Pavilion
8/18/18 Philadelphia, PA BB&T Pavilion
8/23/18 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage
8/24/18 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
(Nashville, Tennessee – January 10, 2018) Two-time North Carolina Artist of the Year, Tim Elliott, has dropped a new single, “I Got You” to Country radio and digital retailers. The blue-collar Country artist, who has built a solid touring foundation across the Southeast, commented about the new release, stating, “It’s almost overwhelming to see my little song connect with people so soon. Just today, a new fan from New Jersey sent me a Facebook message that said ‘Thank you for this song, my husband got out of bed tonight and asked me to dance.’ Those are the moments that make all this hard work really mean something.” The single made it to the Top 5 Most Added on MusicRow’s CountryBreakout Chart on the day of its release.
“I Got You” is now available through The Orchard/Sony (available here). The single is the first ballad from Elliott, following his two up-tempo singles “Start Pourin’ Whiskey On It” and “What’s Not To Love,” both released in 2017. “I Got You” was written by Tim Elliott and Bill Diluigi and produced by Grammy-nominated, Kent Wells.
Through his previous releases, Elliott has garnered over one million streams through Spotify. His music incorporates a diverse range of musical tastes and influences, including Hank Williams Sr., Frank Sinatra, and Sammy Davis. Elliott is the two-time winner of Country Artist of the Year for the Carolina Music Awards, in which both North and South Carolina are included. He has toured the country performing over 200 dates. This year alone, he’s opened shows for Chris Young, Dustin Lynch, Frankie Ballard, Rodney Atkins, Tracy Lawrence, Kane Brown, Sammy Kershaw and others.
Fans can also expect to hear more music from Tim Elliott on his EP, to be released this year.
Tim Elliott is the grandson of a West Virginia coal miner who also had a heart for music. The backbreaking, dirty work didn’t stifle Elliott’s grandfather’s pursuit of playing music and serves as the backdrop of Elliott’s story; Bluegrass jam sessions were a regular occurrence on Saturday nights. Elliott mastered the acoustic guitar at the age of eight and banjo, mandolin and keyboard followed. Over the last few months, Elliott has traveled the country on a radio tour in support of the single release. Most recently, the Boone, North Carolina-native has visited Iowa, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Tennessee, New York, and Connecticut. He plans to continue traveling and visiting new stations in 2018. “I am really looking forward to kicking off the “I Got You” radio tour. I have met so many great people across the country. I look forward to revisiting my radio friends and making new ones!” said Tim.
Elliott is one of the founding members of Matthew 25:35, Inc., a non-profit organization which raises money to assist people in the community with a specific emphasis on feeding the hungry. He is also a passionate advocate for Cohn’s disease awareness; a disease that affects over 200,000 people each year in the US.
Stay connected with Tim Elliott by visiting: http://www.timelliottlive.com and following him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
(Nashville, Tenn. – Jan 8, 2018) Multi-PLATINUM singer/songwriter and CRS 2018 Artist Humanitarian of the Year, Dierks Bentley, has been announced as Monday’s featured speaker (Feb. 5 from 4 – 5:00 p.m.) for CRS 2018, set for Feb. 5-7 in Nashville, Tenn.
The conversation, sponsored by DAV and titled “Climbing The Mountain,” will spotlight Bentley’s rise to superstardom built by following his own path and not trends, ultimately celebrating a career built on the combination of commercial success and critical acclaim. The CRS 2018 Artist Humanitarian Award presentation, sponsored by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, will take place during the CRS Opening Ceremonies (sponsored by Sarah Cannon), prior to Bentley’s conversation.
Since moving from Phoenix to Nashville in the 1990s, Bentley has established his own artistic path in country music. Instead of rehashing proven formulas, he’s doggedly reinvented his sound with every album and has ultimately built one of the most enviable careers in any genre of music. His program will explore the last decade of trials and triumphs that developed him into the artist who “sells out enormous tours, is a perennial favorite of format radio stations, and earns critical acclaim without compromising his artistic vision” (Entertainment Weekly).
The $699 final registration rate for Country Radio Seminar 2018 is available at www.CountryRadioSeminar.com. Single-day passes are also being made available. Single-day passes (limited to two day passes per person) are $200 per pass. In addition, today (Jan. 8) marks the last day to reserve rooms at Omni Nashville. Single rooms are $259 and double rooms are $269, and only a limited number of rooms are still available. To book a room, please call 1-800-THE-OMNI (1-800-843-6664).
About Country Radio Seminar: Country Radio Seminar is an annual convention designed to educate and promote the exchange of ideas and business practices in the Country music industry, with specific emphasis on issues relevant to Country radio. Country Radio Seminar 2018 is set for Feb. 5-7, 2018 at the Omni Nashville. Visit www.CountryRadioSeminar.com for more information.
DAV (Disabled American Veterans): DAV is a charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year. It provides more than 700,000 rides for veterans attending medical appointments annually, assists veterans with more than 300,000 claims for benefits and helped them attain more than $4 billion in new and retroactive benefits in 2016 so they can care for their families. DAV is also a leader in connecting veterans with meaningful employment, hosting job fairs and providing resources to ensure they have the opportunity to participate in the American Dream their sacrifices made possible. With nearly 1,300 chapters and 1.3 million members, DAV empowers our nation’s heroes, their families and survivors with the resources they need and ensures we keep the promises we made to them. For more information, please visit www.DAV.org.
Highlighted as 2018 Artist to Watch by Huffington Post, One Country, NashvilleGab and More
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 8, 2018) -- Crowned by many as the one to watch in 2018, CMT Next Women of Country artist Kalie Shorr is set to release Awakeon January 26. The highly-anticipated project features seven songs that truly showcase Shorr’s ability, passion and energy she injects into her music. Awakewill be available for pre-sale on iTunes January 15 while the project's first single "Two Hands" continues to be featured on SiriusXM The Highway's "On The Horizon," Radio Disney Country, TuneIn Country Roads and on prominent Apple Music playlists Breaking Country and Cool Country.
“Sometimes, this industry makes you second guess yourself,” Shorr explains. “It might not even mean to -- there are just so many opinions and it's easy to try to please everyone. This project is the first time I've tuned everything else out but my own gut feeling on who I am and what makes me unique. This past summer, I bought a new electric guitar, met an amazing producer, and fell back in love with the records that made me want to write songs in the first place. Before I knew it, the Awake EP was born. I couldn't be more excited for it's release, this record feels like the most authentic introduction to me I could give anyone.”
Shorr will host an Awake EP launch party on Thursday, January 25 at The Back Corner. The event will be open to both the media and the public. To view the invitation, click here.
Shorr, who was recently announced as support alongside RaeLynn on the CMT Next Women of Country Presents Sara Evans All The Love Tour, has been a powerful voice for women in country music and remains fiercely herself amidst adversity. Over the past month, she has been highlighted as one to watch by Huffington Post, TBK Magazine, Nashville.com, New England Country Music, Nashville Country Club, One Country, CelebSecrets Country and Nashville Gab.
“Thanks to Shorr’s dedication and passion for women empowerment, and the success of Song Suffragettes, more and more women are gaining record deals, publishing deals, radio airplay and the overall attention they deserve.” - TBK Magazine
“...her voice is uniquely hers, further stretching the boundaries Swift shifted in her country days. Shorr represents the genre-bending future…” - One Country
“We promise you, this is one live performer you will not want to miss when she comes to your town in the coming months.” - Nashville Gab
Awake Track Listing:
2. Two Hands
5. Damn Sky
6. Who What When Where Why
7. Cool Kids
CMT Next Women of Country Presents Sara Evans All The Love Tour
Feb. 12 - New York, N.Y. - B.B King’s Blues Club
Feb. 14 - Concord, N.H. - Capitol Center for the Arts- Chubb Theatre
Feb. 15 - Albany, N.Y. - The Palace Theatre
Feb. 16 - Verona, N.Y - Turning Stone Resort Casino - The Showroom
Feb. 17 - Medford, Mass. - Chevalier Theatre
Feb. 23 - Athens, Ohio - Templeton- Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium
Feb. 24 - Richmond, Ky. - EKU Center for the Arts
Feb. 25 - Joliet, Ill. - Rialto Square Theatre
March 9 - Salina, Kan. - Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts
March 10 - Pocola, Okla. - Choctaw Casino Resort- Centerstage
March 15 - Kansas City, Mo. - Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts - Muriel Kauffman Theatre
March 16 - Prior Lake, Minn. Mystic Lake Casino- Mystic Showroom
March 17 - Waukegan, Ill. - Venue TBA
April 6 - Lake Charles, La. - Golden Nugget
April 7 - Mobile, Ala. - Saenger Theatre