NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In recent years, groundbreaking country music icon Tanya Tucker has been quietly writing and recording new music while coping with a wave of emotions surrounding Glen Campbell’s battle with Alzheimer's disease. While their relationship and breakup made headlines years ago, Tucker channeled her heartfelt feelings for Campbell in a new song titled “Forever Loving You.” A portion of the proceeds from “Forever Loving You” will benefit Alzheimer's Foundation of America, a non-profit organization which provides programs and services for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers, as well as funds research towards a cure for Alzheimer’s.
Tanya Tucker statement on passing of Glen Campbell:
“I’m just devastated. Absolutely devastated. It’s been so hard these past several years knowing what he’s been going through. My heart just breaks. Glen and I shared some incredible, precious memories together for a long time. There were some ups and downs and, of course, all the downs were played out in the press. We both got past all that. Forgiveness is a wonderful thing. It’s why I’m releasing “Forever Loving You” in memory of Glen and for all of those who are losing or have lost someone they love. I’ll forever love you, Glen.”
Tucker co-wrote “Forever Loving You” with Michael Lynn Rogers and Rusty Crowe, a Tennessee State Senator who co-sponsored the Campbell/Falk Act. The Tennessee law protects communication rights for people who've become wards of the state and those who have conservators over their financial and living situations.
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TANYA TUCKER 2017 TOUR:
Aug. 11 Golden Nugget Biloxi – Biloxi, Miss.
Aug. 12 Golden Nugget Lake Charles – Lake Charles, La.
Aug. 19 Kipawa Countryfest – Kipawa, Que.
Aug. 20 South Mountain Fair – South Mountain, Ont.
Aug. 25 Greenup Cumberland County Fair – Greenup, Ill.
Aug. 26 Secrest Auditorium – Zanesville, Ohio
Aug. 30 Minnesota State Fair – Saint Paul, Minn.
Aug. 31 Minnesota State Fair – Saint Paul, Minn.
Sept. 09 Sugar Creek Casino – Hinton, Okla.
Sept. 15 Rialto Square Theatre – Joliet, Ill.
Sept. 16 Andy Williams Moon River Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Sept. 23 5D Steakhouse & Lounge – Yorktown, Texas
Oct. 06 Billy Bob’s Texas – Fort Worth, Texas
Oct. 07 House Pasture Cattle Company – Concan, Texas
Oct. 22 Festival Grounds – Niceville, Fla.
Dec. 05 Higley Center For The Performing Arts – Gilbert, Ariz.
Dec. 08 Harris Center For The Arts – Folsom, Calif.
Dec. 10 Parker Arts – Parker, Colo.
Dec. 12 Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino – Las Vegas, Nevada
May 05 Mill Town Music Hall – Bremen, Ga.
Nashville, Tenn. – Lucas Hoge, Rebel Engine Entertainment recording artist and Cabela’s Ambassador, lays claim to the #1 spot on the Billboard Top Country Albums Sales Chart, with the best-selling country album of the week. In addition, Hoge’s debut album lands at #5 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart, which includes album sales, streams and single track sales, moving up from #12.
As reported Monday in Music Row, the up-and-coming artist made an impressive debut last week at #3 with pre-sales, and has now made the climb to #1 this week just ahead of Chris Stapleton, Lady Antebellum and Joe Nichols.
Best known as host of Animal Planet’s Last Chance Highway, Hoge has made the transition into budding country star look easy. With his new single spinning on radio stations from Albany, NY and Orlando, FL to Monterey, CA and a #1 best-selling album to his credit, a humble Hoge is taking it all in stride.
“This experience has been so amazing and I can't thank everyone enough for the support,” shares Hoge. “Purchasing music is one of the biggest compliments you can give to an artist, knowing people enjoy my music is so fulfilling!”
Hoge's Dirty South Tour is equally impressive with stops at several iconic southern destinations just around the corner, with appearances at Sun Records in Memphis, The French Quarter in New Orleans, the Florida Everglades and Lookout Mountain, to name a few.
The video for “Dirty South” made its world premiere several weeks ago on CMT Music, and holds in the Top 10 on the CMT 12 Pack for the 2nd consecutive week, while Hoge was recently named one of Rolling Stone Country’s “10 New Country Artists You Need To Know.” He was also named NRA Country featured artist for the month of July.
Longtime brand ambassador for Cabela’s, Hoge also has a longstanding relationship with Wrangler National Patriot and was recently brought on board with Hero Outdoor Products.
With all the buzz surrounding his new release, it is clear Hoge is a star on the rise.
Stream/Download Hoge's new album DIRTY SOUTH here.
For a complete list of tour dates log onto lucashoge.com.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Internationally renowned superstar, Billy Ray Cyrus, will soon be honored by his beloved home state of Kentucky as he is inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame in 2018.
“It’s been a long journey since those days of growing up in Flatwoods, Kentucky,” said Cyrus. “For me, getting the chance to be inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame just brings it all full circle.”
The Kentucky Music Hall of Fame & Museum honors Kentucky performers, songwriters, publishers, promoters, managers, broadcasters, comedians and other music professionals who have made significant contributions to the music industry in Kentucky and around the world. Cyrus will join the ranks of artists such as Loretta Lynn, Bill Monroe and the Osborne Brothers.
Cyrus was born in Flatwoods Kentucky where he first picked a six-string guitar and developed a passion for music. After getting his big break opening for Reba McEntire in Louisville, Kentucky, Cyrus landed his first record deal. Twenty-five ‘Achy Breaky’ years and 16 top-40 hits later, the rest has been history.
The Kentucky Music Hall of Fame is excited to announce of new group of inductees from all across the state and represent a wide array of talents. Cyrus will be honored alongside Jason Crabb, Jackie DeShannon, Dale Ann Bradley, Bobby Lewis and David “Stringbean” Akeman. The induction ceremony will be held May 11, 2018 at the Center For Rural Development in Somerset, Kentucky.
Cyrus is currently on tour, starring in CMT’s “Still The King” and will be releasing a new album titled Set the Record Straight on November 11. For more information, visit billyraycyrus.com.
BILLY RAY CYRUS ON TOUR:
Aug. 12 Edgewater Hotel Casino Resort - Laughlin, Nev.
Aug. 19 Mill Town Music Hall - Bremen, Ga.
Sept. 08 Rockin' Country Music Festival - Taylor, Mich.
Sept. 09 Hard Rock Live - Northfield, Ohio
Sept. 22 Lancaster Performing Arts Center - Lancaster, Calif.
Sept. 23 Lewis Family Playhouse - Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Oct. 12 Coeur d’Alene Casino - Worley, Idaho
Oct. 13 Snoqualmie Casino - Snoqualmie, Wash.
Oct. 14 Spirit Mountain Casino - Grand Ronde, Ore.
Oct. 21 Crystal Grand Theatre - Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
MUSIC STARS REBA MCENTIRE, CHRIS STAPLETON, LADY ANTEBELLUM & WYNONNA JUDD ADDED TO ALL-STAR CONCERT CELEBRATION HONORING KENNY ROGERS
Nashville, Tenn. — Music stars Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton, Lady Antebellum and Wynonna Judd have been added to the momentous lineup for "All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers' Farewell Concert Celebration," an all-star concert event taping at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 7PM CT. In addition, The Judds (Wynonna and Naomi Judd) will reunite for an unforgettable performance.
The new additions to the lineup will join previously announced artists Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Little Big Town, Alison Krauss, The Flaming Lips, Idina Menzel, Jamey Johnson, and Elle King.
The final block of tickets is now available via Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000, all Ticketmaster locations and the Bridgestone Arena box office. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation and the Kenny Rogers Children's Center.
This once-in-a-lifetime concert event will honor Kenny Rogers' historic 60-year career and will feature the final performance together by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton.
“It is a great honor to learn that my friends Reba, Lady Antebellum, Chris Stapleton, Wynonna, and The Judds will be performing at this show,” says Kenny Rogers. “I admire each one of them for the music they create and for the integrity that is always evident in their work. Having them be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime night is going to make things even more exciting for me. I appreciate them doing this, and all of the other artists who will perform, more than they know.”
In a career that has spanned more than six decades, Kenny Rogers has left an indelible mark on the history of American music. His songs have endeared music lovers and touched the lives of millions around the world. Chart-topping hits like "The Gambler," "Lady," "Islands In The Stream," "Lucille," "She Believes In Me," and "Through the Years" are just a handful of Kenny Rogers' songs that continue to inspire new generations of artists and fans alike. Rogers, with twenty-four number-one hits, is a Country Music Hall of Fame member, six-time CMA Awards winner, three-time GRAMMY® Award winner, recipient of the CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013, CMT Artist of a Lifetime Award honoree in 2015 and has been voted the "Favorite Singer of All Time" in a joint poll by readers of both USA Today and People.
Blackbird Presents' Keith Wortman, creator and executive producer of Nashville's recent highly acclaimed "Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard," is the creator and executive producer of "All In For The Gambler." GRAMMY® Award Winner Don Was will serve as music director, and preside over a stellar house band backing the performers at this historic concert event taping. Kenny Rogers' manager, Ken Levitan, also serves as executive producer. The event will be filmed and recorded for multi-platform distribution throughout traditional media (worldwide broadcast, music, and digital).
"Like millions of fans around the world, Kenny Rogers has been the soundtrack of my life. As he finishes out this beautiful victory lap of touring life, I am honored and privileged to create and produce a show celebrating this special artist on this monumental occasion." says Keith Wortman, CEO of Blackbird Presents.
FOR COMPLETE SHOW DETAILS, VISIT THE OFFICIAL CONCERT WEBSITE:
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Chart-topping, ACM award-winning artist Justin Moore’s performance in a “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” skit landed an Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics category for “The Ballad of Claus Jorstad (Devil Stool).” The spoof was written by Jimmy Kimmel and Gary Greenberg.
"If you had told me I would be a part of earning an Emmy nod for singing a song about what I did, I would have thought you were crazy. Haha," said Moore. "Nonetheless, it's very cool to hear. I'm excited for Jimmy and his crew. Hopefully, we can bring it home. They told me this week that they would share it with me, so it would be pretty cool to add an Emmy to the mantle."
Watch here as the platinum-selling artist introduces his wicked sense of humor to the late night audience as he performed the song about an unlucky man in Norway who had an unfortunate run-in with an Ikea stool in the shower.
The 2017 Emmy Awards will air live on CBS on Sept. 17 at 8PM ET. A complete list of 2017’s Emmy Awards nominees is available on Emmys.com.
Justin performed both his latest hit single "Somebody Else Will" and title track "Kinda Don't Care" Tuesday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Watch them both here.
Justin Moore on Tour:
Aug. 04 - Kearney Amphitheater - Kearney, Mo.
Aug. 05 - Country on the River - Prairie du Chien, Wis.
Aug. 07 - Sturgis Buffalo Chip Amphitheater - Sturgis, S.D.
Aug. 11 - Foxwoods Resort and Casino - New London, Conn.
Aug. 12 - Sands Steel Stage - Bethlehem, Pa.
Aug. 13 - Tags Summer Stage - Big Flats, N.Y.
Aug. 18 - Havelock Country Jamboree - Ennismore, Canada
Aug. 19 - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom - Hampton Beach, N.H.
Aug. 26 - Redding Civic Auditorium - Redding, Calif.
Aug. 27 - Enumclaw Expo Center - Enumclaw, Wash.
Sept. 02 - Bridge View Center - Ottumwa, Iowa
Sept. 03 - South Dakota State Fair - Huron, S.D.
Sept. 09 - Clay County Fairgrounds - Spencer, Iowa
Sept. 14 - Masonic Auditorium - Portland, Ore.
Sept. 15 - The Farm - Selma, N.C.
Oct. 28 - Curtis-Hixon Park - Tampa, Fla.
(Nashville, Tenn. – Aug. 2, 2017) – Emerging country duo, Indigo Summer, is excited to announce the release of their infectious new song, “A1A” to Spotify and Apple Music. The duo, comprised of Bryan Edwards and Hope Nix, co-wrote the song along with Larry McCoy.
The idea for “A1A” was sparked when Edwards and his dad were heading down the famed A1A Boulevard in Florida. “Growing up in Florida, A1A was always an iconic beach stroll, so it’s a beachy-twist to country songs you hear about driving through the country-side making memories,” says Edwards.
An official music video for “A1A” will be released on August 4. Leading up to the release of the video, the duo will conduct a Facebook Live through the duo’s official Facebook page on Aug. 2 and 3.
As the duo’s name suggests, Indigo Summer’s music is fun and energetic. Their songs are true to their country roots yet they are not scared to push the boundaries of today’s country music. Pushing the confines was exactly what they did with this latest release, “Our goal was to point out that a Florida road-trip, Spring Break, or vacation, can seem like the time of your life with all the fun little beach towns, seaside shacks and flintiness of tan lines and convertibles,” explains Edwards.
Enjoy the summer a little longer, listen to Indigo Summer’s “A1A” here.
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MUSIC CHOICE AND THE COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION CONTINUE PARTNERSHIP FOR THE FOURTH YEAR Program Kicks Off July 31st with “CMA Fest™” Content Available Across All Music Choice Properties
NASHVILLE – Music Choice extends its strategic partnership for the fourth year with The Country Music Association for 2017. The promotion kicks off July 31st with CMA Music Festival content across all Music Choice properties including Music Choice On Demand, Music Channels, the Music Choice App and digital properties. As part of the collaboration, Music Choice will continue to feature CMA content through 2017 for marquee events including “The 51st Annual CMA Awards” and “CMA Country Christmas.” “CMA Fest” airs August 16th (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Starting today, Music Choice On Demand will highlight interviews, music videos and playlists from “CMA Fest” hosts Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini, plus many more artists appearing on The Music Event of Summer. (Directional: MC Music Choice > Country Hits)
“CMA Fest” artist facts and images will appear across Music Choice’s Today’s Country, Pop & Country, and Country Hits Music Channels. “CMA Fest” programming will also take over the Today’s Country Video Channel (available via the app or MusicChoice.com) featuring music videos and original content from “CMA Fest” artists.
Get Music Choice on all your devices, and find out more at app.musicchoice.com.
About CMA Music Festival: The Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience began in 1972 as Fan Fair®, bringing 5,000 fans to Nashville's Municipal Auditorium. Now 46 years later, the legendary Festival has become the city's signature music event hosting tens of thousands of fans from every state and two dozen foreign countries. The 2017 CMA Music Festival featured 11 stages with more than 300 acts and 100 hours of music, all to benefit music education. CMA Music Festival was filmed for a national television special that airs on the ABC Television Network. This is the 14th consecutive year the event will be broadcast on national television, a feat no other music festival has achieved. "CMA Fest" is executive-produced by Robert Deaton and co-hosted by Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini.
Nashville, Tenn. – Atlantic Records/Warner Brothers recording artist, Michael Ray, has been chosen as NRA Country’s Featured Artist for August. Read an exclusive Q&A with Michael Ray about the great outdoors at NRACountry.com.
The Florida native hit the top of the charts with his debut single “Kiss You In The Morning,” as did his single, “Think A Little Less.” His self-titled debut album reached the top ten on the Country Albums chart, and he is poised to become one of the top stars in the format.
“I was practically raised and learned my most valuable life lessons either on an air boat or in the woods with my father, grandfather, friends and family. Those times made me the man I am today, and I cherish the times I can get back out there in nature now as an adult,” said Michael Ray.
As an NRA Country Featured Artist, Michael Ray joins some of country music’s biggest acts including Hank Williams Jr., Florida Georgia Line, Lee Brice, Justin Moore, Gretchen Wilson, Aaron Lewis, Chris Janson, Dustin Lynch, Aaron Watson, Granger Smith and many more, in teaming up to celebrate their support of our brave men and women in uniform, appreciation for the great outdoors, and love of family.
Listen for Ray’s current single “Get to You,” rapidly gaining popularity on radio now. For a more information and a complete list of tour dates, visit www.michaelraymusic.com.
Get NRA Country connected at www.NRACountry.com.
BURBANK, Calif. – Kick up your boots and get ready to sing your heart out as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and WWE® Studios bring you a touching, tune-filled All-American tale of family in Pure Country: Pure Heart today, August 1. Featuring country music icon Willie Nelson, Tony Award nominee Laura Bell Bundy, WWE Legend Shawn Michaels in a feature-length film filled with both new and popular songs, Pure Country: Pure Heart is priced to own on DVD ($18.94 SRP), Blu-ray Combo Pack ($24.98 SRP) and Digital ($19.99 SRP). The DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack are available exclusively at Walmart.
Directed by Damon Santostefano (Another Cinderella Story, Three To Tango) from a script by New York Times best-selling author Holly Goldberg Sloan (Angels in the Outfield, Made in America), Pure Country: Pure Heart is the newest installment of the adored Pure Country franchise and also stars Kaitlyn Bausch (One Life To Live), Cozi Zuehlsdorff (Dolphin Tale, Dolphin Tale 2), Amanda Detmer (Final Destination), Dara Sisterhen (Dog with a Blog, Switched At Birth), Mathew Barnes (Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk), Myra Turley (Flags of Our Fathers), famed singer-songwriter Ivan Neville, and Ronny Cox (Deliverance, Total Recall, Robocop). Pure Country: Pure Heart is produced by Hunt Lowry (Pure Country 2: The Gift, A Time to Kill, A Walk to Remember) and executive produced by President of WWE Studios, Michael Luisi (Fighting with My Family, Oculus, The Call).
The DVD, Blu-ray and Digital release of Pure Country: Pure Heartwill include the all-new original movie, as well as exciting enhanced content featuring a music video with Willie Nelson, interviews with the cast, behind-the-scenes featurettes and more.
Pure Country: Pure Heart is the moving, music-driven tale of teenage sisters Ada and Piper. Upon discovering a letter about their late father, a Marine who died in Iraq, they leave rural Tennessee and hit the road secretly in search of the truth about the man they never knew. As they uncover his past as a budding country music star, the sisters find their own voice, beginning their journey as singers/songwriters.
Pure Country: Pure Heart is rated 'family-approved' by The Dove Foundation. The Dove Family Approved Seal is awarded to movies, DVDs, made for TV movies and specials, books and other entertainment products that portray and encourage positive values.
Filmed on location in the heart of country music’s capitals New Orleans and Nashville, Pure Country: Pure Heart boasts 23 songs, curated by music supervisors Frankie Pine (Nashville, Mozart in the Jungle) and Mandi Collier (Nashville, Secrets and Lies), including 16 new songs making their debut in the film. Among the featured songs is Willie Nelson’s beloved “We Don’t Run,” Laura Bell Bundy’s all-new “Grass Ain’t Greener,” the Ronny Cox penned-and-performed “Silver City,” and a bevy of songs from award-winning country-music songwriters – including Trent Dabbs & Jabe Beyer, Jon Kenzie, Maren Morris and Dallas Davidson & Natalia Starzuynski. The songs are performed in the film by Bausch, Zuehlsdorff, Barnes, Bundy, Cox and Nelson. WaterTower Music will release the Pure Country: Pure Heartsoundtrack on July 28th.
“Pure Country is a wonderful, heartwarming franchise with proven success,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Vice President Family & Animation Marketing. Pure Country: Pure Heart pulls you in with its music and engaging story about love, loss, and dreams.”
This is the third film in the Pure Country series. Other titles include Pure Country and Pure Country 2: The Gift.
Music Video: “We Don’t Run”
Pure Country: You’ve Got to Have Heart
Me Oh My-Meemaw’s PecanPie!
Street Date: August 1, 2017
Total Run Time: Feature Approx. 80 minutes //Bonus Features: 14 minutes
DVD Pricing: $18.94 SRP
BD Pricing: 24.98 SRP
BILLY CURRINGTON SCORES 12th CAREER #1 SINGLE WITH “DO I MAKE YOU WANNA” ON BILLBOARD’S COUNTRY AIRPLAY CHART
(Nashville, TN – TBD) – Country music mainstay, Billy Currington, has reached the #1 spot on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart with his latest singe, “Do I Make You Wanna,” off his sixth studio album, Summer Forever (Mercury Records Nashville). The single marks Currington’s 12th career #1 and third song from Summer Forever to top the charts following his hit “It Don’t Hurt Like It Used To.”
“Do I Make You Wanna” was produced by Dann Huff and written by Ashley Gorley, Zach Crowell, Matt Jenkins, and Jerry Flowers.
“This album, Summer Forever, is the album that keeps on giving.” states Billy. “Having the song ‘Do I Make You Wanna’ become my 12th No. 1 hit is beyond gratifying and so rewarding. I want to thank my team, my label, my co-writers, country radio and most of all you, my fans! This could have never happened without the fans, so a deep felt thank you to all of you,” elaborates Billy.
Currington is currently on the road for his headlining “Stay Up Til The Sun” tour through August.