"Chris Young Losing Sleep 2018 World Tour"launches January 11 with special guests Kane Brown and LANCO Tickets on-sale October 20 at chrisyoungcountry.com
Nashville, TN – October 16, 2017 – With days to go until his induction as the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry and the release of his seventh studio album, Losing Sleep, Chris Young is revealing the launch of his 2018 headlining concerts. “Chris Young Losing Sleep 2018 World Tour” will kick-off in the new year with 18 shows during the initial winter run.
Proclaimed a “headliner on his own, capable of stirring an audience in ways very few in country music can” (Taste of Country) and “one of the more commanding voices in country music” (Houston Chronicle), the Grammy-nominated singer has invited his Sony Music Nashville label mates Kane Brown and LANCO to join as special guests for the first leg of the “Chris Young Losing Sleep 2018 World Tour.”
“I’m excited about getting out on the road in the new year with Kane and the guys from LANCO,” says Young. “It’s been really cool to write, record and tour with Kane over the last year. And then to have LANCO bring their unique energy out on the road too - I can guarantee it’s going to be a great time.”
Tickets and VIP packages for the “Chris Young Losing Sleep 2018 World Tour,” promoted by AEG Presents and Concerts West, go on sale beginning Friday, October 20 at 10am (local time). American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Wednesday, October 18 at 10am (local time) through Thursday, October 19 at 10pm (local time). A limited number of exclusive VIP Packages will also be available for sale starting October 17. These exclusive offers can include premium tickets, access to a pre-show VIP Hang (includes an exclusive performance and special Q&A session), limited-edition lithographs, autographed memorabilia and much more. Tickets and VIP packages can be purchased at ChrisYoungCountry.com.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country Music Hall of Fame members and five-time GRAMMY winning group, The Oak Ridge Boys, announced they will release a project with acclaimed producer Dave Cobb in the first quarter of 2018.
At a listening event during Americana Music Association AmericanaFest at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A, where the album was recorded, the Oaks performed songs from the yet-untitled project recorded with multi-award winning producer Dave Cobb. This is the group’s second project with Cobb, who produced the Oaks’ acclaimed The Boys Are Back album released in 2009.
For the new project, Cobb’s vision for the Oaks was to dig way back into their roots of gospel music. But a different kind of gospel. One that took a hard look at the early days of rock and roll, which was influenced by spiritual, or black gospel.
The album will be released by Lightning Rod Records and distributed by Thirty Tigers.
According to Logan Rogers, founder of Lightning Rod Records, “Everyone has heard the Boys sing gospel, but nobody has heard it quite like this. Under Dave Cobb’s direction, they touch on unchartered territory—and for a long-tenured act like The Oak Ridge Boys, that’s saying something.” The event was hosted by Peter Cooper, Senior Director, Producer and Writer at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. For more information, visit oakridgeboys.com The Oak Ridge Boys On Tour: Sept. 15 Adventure Road Entertainment Stage, Oklahoma State Fair - Oklahoma City, Okla. Sept. 16 Falcon Stadium - Colorado Springs, Colo. Sept. 20 The Mansion Theatre - Branson, Mo. Sept. 21 The Mansion Theatre - Branson, Mo. Sept. 23 Country Tonite Theater - Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Sept. 27 Nörsk Hostfest - Minot, N.D. Sept. 28 Casino Regina Show Lounge - Regina SK Canada Sept. 29 The Resort at Paws Up - Greenough, Mont. Sept. 30 WYO Theater - Sheridan, Wyo. Oct. 04 The Mansion Theatre - Branson, Mo. Oct. 05 The Mansion Theatre - Branson, Mo. Oct. 07 Meramec Music Theatre - Steelville, Mo. Oct. 10 Mississippi State Fair - Jackson, Miss. Oct. 11 The Mansion Theatre - Branson, Mo. Oct. 12 The Mansion Theatre - Branson, Mo. Oct. 13 Shawnee Bluff Vineyard - Eldon, Mo. Oct. 20 Innovation Amphitheater - Winder, Ga. Oct. 21 Alabama Theatre - North Myrtle Beach, S.C. Oct. 26 The Mansion Theatre - Branson, Mo. Oct. 27 French Lick Resort Casino - French Lick, Ind. Oct. 31 The Mansion Theatre - Branson, Mo. Nov. 01 The Mansion Theatre - Branson, Mo. Nov. 02 The Mansion Theatre - Branson, Mo. Nov. 03 Cherokee Casino - Roland, Okla. Nov. 04 Limelight Eventplex - Peoria, Ill. Nov. 07 The Mansion Theatre - Branson, Mo. Nov. 08 The Mansion Theatre - Branson, Mo. Nov. 09 The Mansion Theatre - Branson, Mo. Nov. 11 The Colony Five Star Complex - The Colony, Texas Nov. 14 The Mansion Theatre - Branson, Mo. Nov. 15 The Mansion Theatre - Branson, Mo. Nov. 16 The Mansion Theatre - Branson, Mo. Nov. 17 Effingham Performance Center - Effingham, Ill. Nov. 18 Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel - Tama, Iowa Nov. 19 Memorial Hall - Independence, Kan.
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.
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. –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.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – July 28, 2017 - Much like music, “love has a way of outliving everything,” and multi-platinum selling BBR Music Group/ Red Bow Records artist JOE NICHOLS has a lifelong way of delivering that traditional country sound, as displayed on his new album NEVER GETS OLD, out today. Download and stream the album HERE.
Written by Steve Moakler and Connie Harrington, the lead single and title track “Never Gets Old,” for which the album takes its name, offers a sweet, nostalgic melody delivered by Nichols’ traditional baritone. The lyric video for the title track exclusively premieres today via One Country, sharing the catchy tune with their more than 6.45 million Facebook fans - watch HERE.
“By mixing contemporary themes with traditional sounds, Joe Nichols stays true to his roots…throughout Never Gets Old, Nichols proves why he has stayed a prominent name in country music for so long. His desire to stay relevant while staying true to his traditional country identity makes for a perfect contemporary blend of country sounds.” ~ Sounds Like Nashville
“This guy endures as one of the greatest singers in contemporary country music.” ~ Music Row
“Joe brings his flawless voice to this straight forward love song and the rest of the album.” ~ One Country Drawing from Country tradition in its truest form, the album reflects a timeless sound and features songwriter heavyweights Chris Stapleton, Zach Crowell, and Shane Minor. Standout tracks include the soaring tribute to the human experience of “We All Carry Something” to the traditional steel-laden sing along “I’d Sing About You” while “Diamonds Make Babies” adds a dose of light-hearted mischief. Joe Nichols – Never Gets Old - Track Listing: 1. “Diamonds Make Babies” (Chris Stapleton, Jim Beavers, Lee Miller) 2. “Girl In The Song” (Lynn Hutton, Neal Coty) 3. “We All Carry Something” (Westin Davis, Justin Weaver) 4. “I’d Sing About You” (Chris Janson, Preston Brust, Chris Lucas) 5. “Breathless” (Zach Crowell, Matt Jenkins, Jon Nite) 6. “Tall Boys” (Monty Criswell, Shane Minor, Tom Shapiro) 7. “Hostage” (Brett Tyler, Aaron Eshuis, Ryan Lafferty) 8. “Never Gets Old” (Steve Moakler, Connie Harrington) 9. “Billy Graham’s Bible” (Chris Dubois, Jimmy Melton, Neal Coty) 10. “So You’re Saying” (Ross Copperman, Chris Tompkins, Josh Kear) 11. “This Side of the River” (Clint Daniels, Justin Lantz, Jeremy Crady) 12. "Baby Got Back" feat. Darren Knight aka “Southern Momma” (Anthony Ray)
Fans of Nichols’ live show will recognize his throwback country interpretation of Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “Baby Got Back,” featuring comedian Darren Knight. Nichols has been performing this classic-twist in concert thanks to fan demand, and this is its first time on a recorded project. Watch Joe give a tongue-in-cheek reading of the song’s iconic chorus HERE.
This summer, Nichols brings the nationwide NEVER GETS OLD Tour to festivals and legendary clubs such as Cotton Eyed Joe in Knoxville, Tenn. (Aug. 5) and Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth, Texas (Aug. 26). For a full list of upcoming tour dates, visit https://joenichols.com/events.
JOE NICHOLS TOUR DATES: 7/28 – Guthrie Center, IA – Guthrie’s River Ruckus 7/29 – Wayne, NE – Wayne County Fair* 8/3 – Little Valley, NY – Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds* 8/4 – Hamilton, OH – Big Buls Roadhouse* 8/5 – Knoxville, TN – Cotton Eyed Joe* 8/12 – Little Current, ON, Canada– Manitoulin Country Fest* 8/19 – Calgary, AB, Canada – Country Thunder Calgary 8/26 – Fort Worth, TX – Billy Bob’s Texas* 9/9 – Pomona, CA – Los Angeles County Fairgrounds 9/14 – Columbus, OH – The Bluestone* 9/16 – Dubuque, IA – Diamond Jo Casino’s Mississippi Moon Bar* 10/1 – Atlantic City, NJ – Garden State Country Music & Food Truck Festival at Bader Field 11/18 – Harrington, DE – Harrington Casino Exhibit Hall* * Denotes headlining date
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 28, 2017) –Logan Mize is an artist on the ascent with the numbers to back it up. His 12-track album — produced by Dan Agee— Come Back Road is out today and has already yielded a single demonstrating the power of his songwriting and voice. The full-length Big Yellow Dog Music release can be purchased HERE.
The debut single from the “driving” (Rolling Stone) Come Back Road, “Ain’t Always Pretty,” was pushed out early this year and has already exceeded 22 million streams on Spotify and has been selected for inclusion on popular playlists on both Spotify and Apple Music. With early support from The Bobby Bones Show, “Ain’t Always Pretty” has quickly become the most popular single ever released by Mize. He continues to prove that he is one of the hottest independent artists to watch in country music with cutting-edge success, strong fan feedback and glowing reviews.
“‘Come Back Road,’ written by Josh Kear, Ross Copperman and Rodney Clawson, benefits from symmetry in the production – a fingerpicked acoustic guitar and Mize's serrated edge vocals give way to a contemporary, thunderous drum loop before returning to the acoustic strums.” - Jon Freeman, Rolling Stone Country.
"I'm really blown away by the early response to this album. It's tough to drum up this kind of noise about a release without a major label and country radio airplay,” said Mize, adding, “I think the combined support of Spotify and Apple Music along with a decade of playing small town bars across the country has put us in a really great spot. Seeing these songs connect with country music fans in such a big way is a tremendous feeling.”
Come Back Road Track Listing: 1. Somebody To Thank (Josh Kear / David Frasier / Ed Hill) 2. Life’s a Party (Josh Kear/ Mark Irwin / Chris Tompkins) 3. Cool Girl (Logan Mize / Daniel Tashian) 4. Come Back Road (Josh Kear / Rodney Clawson / Ross Copperman) 5. Better Off Gone (Abe Stoklasa / Donovan Woods) 6. All This Night Needs (Daniel Tashian / Matraca Berg / Dave Berg) 7. Ain’t Always Pretty (Brett Warren/ Brad Warren / Chris Stevens / Lance Miller) 8. Drinkin’ Buddies (Chris Gelbuda / Kylie Sackley) 9. Bands Make Her Dance (Logan Mize / Rodney Clawson / Luke Dick) 10. Catch a Fish (Mize / Brett Warren/ Brad Warren / Lance Miller) 11. All Time (Luke Dick / Shane McAnally/ Josh Osborne) 12. Big City (Daniel Tashian / Troy Verges)
Logan Mize 2017 Tour Dates: July 28 - El Dorado, KS - El Dorado Lake July 29 - Concordia, KS - Cloud County Fair Aug. 12 - Rossville, KS - Rossville Community Park Sept. 2 - DuQuoin, IL - DuQuoin State Fairgrounds Sept. 9 - Thomson, IL - Rebels On The Run Country Music Fest Sept. 15 - Lincoln, NE - Box Awesome’s Bourbon Theatre Sept. 20 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge Sept. 29 - Manhattan, KS - The Hat Sept. 30 - Hays, KS - The Fox Pavilion More dates coming soon…
"Wrong Girl" Available on iTunes and Spotify Today
NASHVILLE, TENN. – Hot country songstress Olivia Lane's sassy new video for her just-released “Wrong Girl” exclusively premiered on Billboard.com. Lane's visionary talents come alive in this energetic video that she co-produced and directed with James King (Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Kelsea Ballerini).
Shot at Finley Studios in Nashville, Lane integrated visual effects with chroma key and laser lighting technology. The high energy video features Lane with a potential love interest, showing him she just might be the right kind of wrong girl.
“Because 'Wrong Girl' is a fun and high energy song, I wanted the video to reflect that sentiment. James and I had so much fun creating this video and I think it perfectly represents my personality and the strong, independent personalities of all 'wrong girls' out there,” said Lane.
So if you’re looking for a red wine sipping kind of night Well tonight ain’t it And oh if you’re trying to find that quiet type get it right Right now boy you’ve got the wrong girl Boy tonight I think you’ll like the wrong girl (Lane, Toshinskiy, Harding, Schmidt)
“Wrong Girl,” which Lane co-wrote with Ilya Toshinskiy, JT Harding and Jordan Schmidt, is her first release since her self-titled debut EP last year. Forgoing the typical EP release this time around, Lane will be releasing individual tracks directly to her fans throughout 2017. “Wrong Girl” track premiered earlier this week on Whiskey Riff. Fans can see Lane as she joins Brandy Clark July 28 in Las Vegas at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country, and in August when she hits the road with Billy Ray Cyrus for select tour dates.
Olivia Lane On Tour: July 28 Stoney’s Rockin Country - Las Vegas, Nev. July 29 Country Fan Fest - Tooele, Utah Aug 03 Knoxville Civic Auditorium - Knoxville, Tenn. Aug 04 The Brown Theatre - Louisville, Ky. Aug 05 Victory Theatre - Evansville, Ind. Nov 03 Indiana University Auditorium - Bloomington, Ind.
NASHVILLE, TENN. – Music buyers take a stand to show that Traditional Country Music hasn’t gone anywhere. It’s loved, alive, and well, as the incredible new project American Grandstand landed its first week on Billboard’s Top Current Country Albums chart at No. 10. It is No. 1 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart, and No.1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Album Chart for the week of July 29, 2017.
Not since George & Tammy and Conway & Loretta has there been a vocal duet performance like Rhonda Vincent & Daryle Singletary. This week marks yet another indication that buyers love the authentic, unaltered voices of two of the greatest singers in this generation of country music.
“The New Queen of Bluegrass” Rhonda Vincent and country hitmaker Daryle Singletary share their thoughts as they celebrate being at the top of the charts!
Daryle says, “I just want to say how excited Rhonda and I are on the chart debut of American Grandstand. We really didn’t know what to expect, but this CD has charted way beyond our expectations and we can’t say thanks enough to every single person that supported our efforts and purchased the new duet project. God Bless Country music and Country music fans. We love ya’ll!!”
“This is so special! I don’t know what makes me happier, #1 on the Billboard Bluegrass Charts or a Top 10 Album on the Current Country charts!” says Rhonda. “Either way, I am thrilled beyond words, and thankful to each of you who purchased and sent your love for this new music! Thank you for your incredible support of Traditional Country music, and if you don’t have American Grandstand please go get it!”
This chart-topping project was released on Upper Management Music, and features 12 amazing songs; with originals like the title song written by Rhonda Vincent, along with country classics like the first single “One,” that was written by hit country writer/performer Ed Bruce and originally performed by country legends George Jones and Tammy Wynette.
Fans can catch “The Most Award-Winning Band in Bluegrass Music History” Rhonda Vincent & The Rage on the road throughout the remainder of the year, as the IBMA “Entertainer of the Year” and 8-time “Female Vocalist of the Year” winner makes stops at festivals and venues throughout North America, plus a return visit to Europe’s Bluegrass Capital - Prague, Czech Republic www.rhondainprague.cz in September, along with a stop at Switzerland’s Most Prestigious Country Music Festival in beautiful Gstaad.
American Grandstand Track Listing: 1. Above and Beyond 2. One 3. After The Fire Is Gone 4. American Grandstand 5. Slowly But Surely 6. As We Kiss Our World Goodbye 7. Can’t Live Life 8. Golden Ring 9. We Must Have Been Out of Our Minds 10. Louisiana Woman Mississippi Man 11. A Picture of Me Without You 12. Up This Hill and Down
Rhonda Vincent On Tour: Jul 19 Sheridan, WY – Whitney Center for the Arts Jul 20 Livingston, MT – Music Ranch Montana Jul 22-23 Darrington, WA – Darrington Bluegrass Festival Jul 27 Hiawassee, GA – Georgia Mountain Fair Aug 03-04 Thornton, NH – Pemi Valley Festival Aug 05 Milan, MI – Milan Bluegrass Festival Aug 11 Hebron, CT – Podunk Bluegrass Festival Aug 17 Marion, NC – North Carolina Bluegrass Festival Aug 18 Gettysburg, PA – Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival Aug 19 Salyersville, KY - Magoffin County 14th Annual Community Day Aug 23 Rhonda - TV Filming Aug 25 Keene, Ontario, Canada – Greenbridge Celtic Folk Festival Aug 26 Washington, PA – Wild Things Park Sep 02 Fort Fairfield, ME – County Bluegrass Sep 06 Prague, Czech Republic Sep 8-9 Gstaad, Switzerland – Country Night Gstaad Sep 14 Kodak, TN – Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival Sep 15 Conway, MO – Starvy Creek Bluegrass Festival Sep 16-17 Flagstaff, AZ – Pickin’ in the Pines Sep 23 Vine Grove, KY – Vine Grove Bluegrass Music Festival Sep 30 Hartselle, AL – Hartselle High School Auditorium Oct 19 Breman, GA – Milltown Music Hall with Daryle Singletary
Nashville, Tenn. – July 18, 2017 – Multi-platinum country star SARA EVANS is gearing up for her highly anticipated new album, Words, out July 21. Check out Entertainment Tonight for an online exclusive behind the scenes look at the making of Words. Tomorrow, USA Today and The Tennessean will offer a first listen to the full album before its release while Taste of Country will roll out an exclusive cover story with Sara and an in-depth look at the inspiration behind Words. For more great stories behind the project, tune into Sirius XM and catch “Y2Kountry Presents A Sara Evans Album Premier!” starting Friday, July 21 at 11am eastern. Visit siriusxm.com/y2kountry for additional airdates and times.
Fans can catch Sara on the road this week with shows July 20 in Tulsa, OKand an album launch date concert on July 21 at Billy Bob’s in Ft. Worth, TX. From there, she will travel to New York City for appearances on July 24 with AOL, Paste, and Facebook where she will be #FBArtistoftheDay. On July 25, tune in to see Sara perform on nationally-syndicated talk show “Live with Kelly and Ryan”! She will wrap the whirlwind week with shows in Ohio (July 28) and Michigan (July 29).
Words, which includes the “sleek” lead single “Marquee Sign,” is available for pre-order now at saraevans.co/words and releases everywhere on July 21 via Sara’s own Born To Fly Records. The 14-song collection features fourteen separate female songwriters, including powerhouses Ashley Monroe, Caitlyn Smith, Hillary Lindsey, Hillary Scott, Liz Hengber, Sonya Isaacs and more. The album marks a creative reunion for Evans, pairing her with frequent co-producer Mark Bright (2005’s Real Fine Place, 2014’s Slow Me Down) while Tracy Gershon and Craig Dunn provide A&R direction.
Family is at the forefront of Words as daughter Olivia Evans (14) sings on “Marquee Sign” and Sara’s siblings MattEvans, Lesley Evans Lyons and Ashley Evans Simpson provide harmonies on “Night Light.” In “Letting You Go,” Sara pours out her heart for son and oldest child Avery as he prepares to embark on his senior year of high school. Pre-order Words today iTunes: saraevans.co/words Amazon Music: saraevans.co/wordsad Amazon: saraevans.co/wordsa LISTEN TO “MARQUEE SIGN” iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon Digital, Spotify, Google Play