Archive | May 4, 2014

Extras Needed: BIG & RICH SET TO FILM ESPN GAME DAY OPENING IN NASHVILLE

WHO:                        BIG & RICH and others

WHAT:                      ESPN GAME DAY OPENING

                                   WEEKLY GAME DAY THEME OPENINGS

 

WHERE & WHEN:

 

Wednesday, May 7th noon – 8 pm

– Location: The Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel

– Scene: Big & Rich with full band in concert setting; huge stage production with live audience.

 

EXTRAS NEEDED:

Will be a fun event for Nashville.  For more information : https://www.habanaavenue.com/espnbigandrich/

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“Tonight Tonight” The Debut Anthem By John King Is At Country Radio Now

John KingProviding a soundtrack for summer, “Tonight Tonight,” the debut single by Black River Entertainment recording artist, John King, is at Country Radio.  Making a strong debut as one of the most added records this week as reported by Country Aircheck, the single is also playing on Sirius/XM’s The Highway and is digitally available.

“John King is the real thing – genuine, talented and country. If you haven’t already, check him out! – Tonight, Tonight!” – Stoney Richards, WDSY Pittsburgh

Produced by Marshall Altman and Doug Johnson, “Tonight Tonight” was written by Marshall Altman, Dylan Altman and Andy Cortes.  The single is set to become an emotional bookmark for millions as they celebrate Prom, a Friday night out, a wedding or a graduation, sound tracking life’s celebrations and milestones.

“Working for a paycheck, but looking forward to nighttime fun. EVERYBODY can relate to this. Especially since it is ridiculously hooky and completely ebullient.”
– Robert K. Oermann, Music Row Magazine

“…A quintessential summer country anthem.” – #CMChatLive

Fans of John King can purchase “Tonight Tonight” digitally and view the Official Song Stream featuring behind-the-scenes footage and Official Lyric Video  on www.johnkingcountry.com.

For tour schedules and more information, visit www.johnkingcountry.com.  Follow him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/johnkingcountry, Twitter @johnkingcountry and Instagram johnkingcountry.

Upcoming Tour Dates:
05/01/14 – Knoxville, TN – Cotton Eyed Joe
05/02/14 – Spartanburg, SC – Spring Fling Main Stage
05/08/14 – Davie, FL – Round Up w/Parmalee
05/09/14 – Sarasota, FL – White Buffalo Saloon w/Parmalee
05/10/14 – Lakeland, FL – Boots N Buckles w/Parmalee
05/16/14 – Suwannee, GA – Wild Wing Café
05/17/14 – Rock Hill, SC – City Limits South
05/23/14 – Tunica, MS – Delta Country Jam
05/24/14 – Helen, GA – Big Daddy’s
05/25/14 – Watertown, WI – Riverbend RV Resort
06/04/14 – Akron, OH – WQMX Charity Show
06/07/14 – Nashville, TN – CMA Festival
06/13/14 – Kernersville, NC – Bucked Up Super Saloon
06/20/14 – Washington D.C. – Pony To Go Festival
06/21/14 – Boston – Country Fest
06/24/14 – Melvin, IL – Ford County Fair
06/27/14 – Pittsburgh, PA – Lernerville Speedway
07/05/14 – Idaho Falls, ID – Hawk Fest
07/12/14 – Roanoke, VA – Sidewinders
07/17/14 – Memphis, TN – Smokin’ Summer Showcase
07/26/14 – Pittsburgh, PA – PNC Park

ABOUT JOHN KING:
Hailing from Demorest, GA, singer/songwriter John King graduated from the University of Georgia with a BBA in Marketing/Music Business.  John leveraged the skills he learned there to play more than 150 dates a year, prior to having a booking agent.  In 2013, John signed with Black River Entertainment and the first single on his forthcoming album, “Tonight Tonight” is digitally available now.

ABOUT BLACK RIVER ENTERTAINMENT:
Black River Entertainment is based in Nashville, Tenn., and is the home to country music entertainers Craig Morgan, Kellie Pickler, Glen Templeton, John King and Kelsea Ballerini.  The company also owns and operates the premiere recording studios Sound Stage and Ronnie’s Place, as well as Black River Records, Black River Publishing and Black River Management.  For more information about Black River Entertainment, please visit www.blackriverent.com.

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Country Legends BlackHawk Team With USA Today To Premiere “Brothers of the Southland”; 1st Studio Album In 12 Years Coming July 8

BlackhawkMulti-platinum-selling country group BLACKHAWK has teamed with USA Today for the premiere of their new single “Brothers Of The Southland,” the band’s anthemic tribute to some of Southern music’s most iconic figures, among them Duane Allman and Ronnie Van Zant.

The song can be heard here: http://usat.ly/1mV2VY5.

“Brothers Of The Southland” is also the title track of BlackHawk’s new album, which arrives July 8 via Loud & Proud Records. Co-produced by the band (guitarist/vocalist Henry Paul and keyboardist/vocalist Dave Robbins) and Dale Oliver (Casting Crowns, Steven Curtis Chapman), Brothers Of The Southland is BlackHawk’s first studio release in 12 years.

About the single, Henry Paul says he set out to “pay respects to a collection of people that were large in my life, like the Marshall Tucker Band and Ronnie Van Zant. I talk about Ronnie’s ‘angel’s voice and devil’s smile,’ contrasting the mischievous and highly principled parts of his personality. And while I didn’t know Duane Allman, we certainly grew up revering him and losing him and Barry Oakley from the Allman Brothers was tragic. The song pulls from my childhood, too, with Southern imagery like gospel tents.”

The song “really embodies Henry’s past with these other people,” says Dave Robbins. “We’re not just paying homage to a genre of music or a geographical topic. When Henry sings about the guys from Skynyrd, the Allman Brothers and the Marshall Tucker Band, he’s talking about people he worked with and grew up with.”

Players on the track include Lynyrd Skynyrd’s original guitarist Ed King (the co-writer of “Sweet Home Alabama”); Paul Riddle, the original drumer for the Marshall Tucker Band; and original Outlaws drummer Monte Yoho and current Outlaws guitarist Chris Anderson. Paul and Robbins penned the tune with Survivor’s Jim Peterik, who has some experience with anthems, having co-written “Eye of the Tiger,” one of the best-selling singles of all time.

The album also includes tribute to BlackHawk’s own early-‘90s roots in the form of three unearthed demos that Paul and Robbins recorded with the band’s late co-founder, Van Stephenson. “Heart With A View,” Wide Open Spaces,” and “Baby, The Rain Must Fall.” Robbins predicts that fans are “going to be ecstatic when they hear three little jewels featuring Van singing with us. It’s the three of us playing and singing live, with an acoustic guitar, mandolin and a piano and not a bunch of edits. We’re so excited to be able to include Van’s amazing voice on these songs. It makes the album that much more special.”

Paul, Robbins and Stephenson exploded onto the country music landscape in 1993 with their self-titled album and top 10 hit single “Goodbye Says It All.” Three more hit singles followed (“Every Once In A While,” “I Sure Can Smell The Rain” and “That’s Just About Right”), propelling the album to platinum status. They maintained that pace in the years that followed, scoring a dozen top ten hits, including two number ones, while selling more than seven million records. Tragedy struck in 1999 when Van was diagnosed with melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer. After a long and courageous fight, Van tragically lost his battle in 2001.

Making an artistic and commercial comeback wasn’t the only motivation for firing up the band again. “Van’s dying requests were ‘Keep BlackHawk going, because there’s a lot of great music left in the band… and do what you can do to try and help find a cure for cancer,” says Henry. To that end, he and Dave founded the Van Stephenson Memorial Fund, which raises funds for organizations like the Vanderbilt Women’s Cancer Research Center in Nashville.
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Over the years, BlackHawk’s songs have touched people young and old and their unique musical character has been a catalyst in bringing non-country music fans to the genre. Though they haven’t recorded until now, BlackHawk has continued to tour and play to packed-house audiences across the country. “Our band was always different than many or most of the other groups in our sort of category,” says Henry. “We had a little bit more of a pop lyrical sensibility that brought a lot of people that weren’t necessarily country music fans into the fold of BlackHawk fans.”

That fresh attitude toward the making of their music is certainly appreciated by the twentysomething-year-old fans (affectionately dubbed “wingnuts”) who make up much of BlackHawk’s improbably youthful audience. But it doesn’t matter which demographic they fit into: BlackHawk fans aren’t sons, uncles, dads, or nephews of the Southland, but in the end, as the title says, brothers.

For tour dates, please visit blackhawklive.com

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http://www.loudandproudrecords.com

About Loud & Proud Records
Loud & Proud Records is an independent record label founded in 2007 by Tom Lipsky whose mission is to provide a true and transparent partnership between artists and their record label.  Labels under Lipsky’s direction in the past (CMC International, Sanctuary Records Group) have been among the market leaders in the veteran artist space with releases by Neil Young, Lynyrd Skynyrd, KISS, Robert Plant, Morrissey, Earth Wind & Fire, The Allman Brothers Band, Widespread Panic, Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Bad Company and more.  In a previous joint-venture with Roadrunner Records, Loud & Proud was responsible for new albums by Rush, Lenny Kravitz, Rob Zombie, Lynyrd Skynyrd, KISS, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and The Steve Miller Band.  Loud & Proud’s current roster includes five-time Emmy Award winning actor and musician Jonathan Jackson and his band Enation, supergroup rock band The Winery Dogs, renowned jam band The String Cheese Incident, multi-platinum country artists BlackHawk, Seattle’s alternative Walking Papers, critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter Willie Nile, powerhouse rockers KIX and the classic Starship featuring Mickey Thomas.  Loud & Proud Records is a registered trademark of Lipsky Music, LLC, and is distributed in the U.S. and Canada by RED and in the rest of the world by earMUSIC/Edel AG.

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The Lost Trailers Team Up With CMT Artists For Innovative Summer Tour Experience

The Lost TrailersCountry music band The Lost Trailers are joining forces with CMT’s music discovery platform, CMT Artists, this summer to give fans nationwide an exclusive multi-media experience on the group’s forthcoming 2014 Tour.

Fans will have the chance to appear in a music video at every tour date and showcase their hometowns. These unique videos will be live on The Lost Trailers exclusive site on Artists.CMT and on the CMT Artists App.

“One of my favorite parts of touring is learning about the great regions of America that I’ve never been to before, or haven’t had the chance to really experience,” shares front-man Stokes Nielson. “This allows not only us, but the whole country music community, to have access to these heartland stories and local lore.”

At every tour stop, The Lost Trailers’ show will be filmed with state-of-the-art video production highlighting the night’s crowd participation. An interactive “Fan-Filmed” area will also be on-site to collect video footage captured from fans, including content that showcases the local community, the before-during-and-after experiences around the show and local up-and-coming acts. The footage will then be combined to create a new music video for every show.

“CMT Artists was designed to unite artists and fans across the digital landscape, and The Lost Trailers are taking an unprecedented approach that taps the full creative potential of the platform,” said Brian Bayley, Manager of Music Strategy for CMT. “The fan-filmed channel allows everyone to share their experiences well after the concert has ended. We encourage Lost Trailer fans to login and see themselves online, stay current on tour dates and tickets and download the CMT Artists App (http://www.cmt.com/artists/apps/) to share with fellow fans.”

Discovered by Willie Nelson, The Lost Trailers broke onto the country music scene and delivered five Top 40 singles including the breakout Top 10, Gold-certified anthem “Holler Back.”  They have earned multiple ACM nominations and continue to tour nationwide with their energetic live show. Fronting the group is award-winning songwriter Stokes Nielson, who is also a new media entrepreneur and a producer for Google/YouTube’s Country Now TV.

This summer, The Lost Trailers will feature Nielson and longtime fixture guitar-slinger Charles Longoria, TLT bassist Jimmy Lykens, and guitarist/vocalist Jeff Dane, as well as support on certain dates from artists Jason Wyatt, California native Ry Bradley, and Houston-based Arabella Jones.

For tour dates and more information, please visit www.thelosttrailers.com

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Dierks Bentley & Brett James Honored For “I HOLD ON” #1

Dierks BentleyASCAP and Music Row came together on Tuesday, April 29th to celebrate “I Hold On,” which hit the top of the charts earlier this month to become Dierks Bentley’s 11th career #1 single as an artist and a songwriter. The hit marked the 16th chart-topper for ASCAP co-writer Brett James, and producers Ross Copperman and Arturo Buenahora were also congratulated in front of a packed crowd at the Pour House in Nashville. Publishers Combustion Music and Warner/Chappell Music, and label Capitol Records Nashville were also on hand to celebrate the group.

“I Hold On” was released in late 2013 as the lead single from Bentley’s seventh studio #1 album, Riser, and was recently certified Gold in the US and Canada. Riser’s second single, “Drunk on a Plane,” was released to country radio on April 21st and has already been named “Nashville’s freshest, funniest party song” (Star Tribune).James & Bentley

ABOUT ASCAP
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a professional membership organization of songwriters, composers and music publishers of every kind of music. ASCAP’s mission is to license and promote the music of its members and foreign affiliates, obtain fair compensation for the public performance of their works and to distribute the royalties that it collects based upon those performances. ASCAP members write the world’s best-loved music and ASCAP has pioneered the efficient licensing of that music to hundreds of thousands of enterprises who use it to add value to their business – from bars, restaurants and retail, to radio, TV and cable, to Internet, mobile services and more. The ASCAP license offers an efficient solution for businesses to legally perform ASCAP music while respecting the right of songwriters and composers to be paid fairly. With more than 500,000 members representing over 9 million copyrighted works, ASCAP is the worldwide leader in performance royalties, service and advocacy for songwriters and composers, and the only American performing rights organization (PRO) owned and governed by its writer and publisher members. www.ascap.com

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JOSH TURNER APPEARED ON “THE CHEW” ON APR. 30 AND “FOX & FRIENDS” ON MAY 1 TO TALK ABOUT HIS FIRST BOOK, MAN STUFF: THOUGHTS ON FAITH, FAMILY, AND FATHERHOOD, OUT NOW

Josh Turner Man Stuff book cover artEarlier this week, country music superstar Josh Turner made several national media appearances in support of his first book, Man Stuff: Thoughts on Faith, Family, and Fatherhood, which was released on Apr. 29.  The book, revealing stories from his life and the lessons he learned from those experiences, is available wherever books are sold.

 
On Wednesday, April 30, Turner demonstrated his cooking skills by making a salsa verde (with assistance from co-hosts Daphne Oz and Michael Symon) to pair with co-host Mario Batali’s stuffed chicken dish on ABC’s daytime hit television series “The Chew.” During the appearance, he discussed Man Stuff and participated in a fun quiz to test his knowledge of “female stuff.” To see his appearance on “The Chew,” click HERE and HERE.

 
Later that day, he interviewed with FOX News Radio’s Dave Anthony for “A Few Moments with Josh Turner.”  Listen to the interview HERE.

 
Turner appeared live on FOX News Channel’s “FOX & Friends” on Thursday, May 1. In addition to chatting about Man Stuff, he also sang an impromptu duet of the opening lines of his No. 1 hit song “Your Man” with guest-host Anna Kooiman. To see his appearance on “FOX & Friends,” click HERE.

 
Look for more of Turner on television next week when he is scheduled to appear on the Christian Broadcasting Network’s “700 Club” on Monday, May 5 in an interview that he taped at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium last month, and on the nationally-syndicated “The Better Show” on Wednesday, May 7, in an interview taped earlier this week while he was in New York City.

 
Man Stuff: Thoughts on Faith, Family, and Fatherhood features a forward written by “Duck Dynasty” star Jase Robertson. The book is published by Thomas Nelson, an imprint of Harper Collins Christian Publishing.
 

About Josh Turner

MCA Nashville recording artist Josh Turner is one of country music’s most successful artists.  With a rich, deep voice and unique style, Turner is an award-winning singer/songwriter who has sold more than five million albums, a disciple of traditional country music, a mentor to up-and-coming artists —and one of the youngest members of the Grand Ole Opry.  From his 2003 Platinum-selling debut Long Black Train to his most recent 2012 Billboard No. 1 release Punching Bag, Turner has received six Inspirational Country Music Awards and garnered multiple GRAMMY, CMA, and ACM nominations.  Turner’s hits include “Time Is Love,” “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” “Firecracker,” “Would You Go with Me” and more.
This year Turner added author to his list of accomplishments.  His first book, Man Stuff: Thoughts on Faith, Family and Fatherhood was released April 29, 2014 and his sixth studio album is expected to follow later this year. The Hannah, S.C. native has been songwriting and performing since he was a young child, and in support of music education, created The Josh Turner Scholarship Fund to assist students interested in pursuing a future in arts and music. As a high school student, Turner had very little access to music education, therefore realizes first-hand the importance of arts education in schools. For more information on Josh Turner including a list of his upcoming tour dates, visit www.JoshTurner.com.

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The Horse, the Brand, and Kentucky Land! “Si-fecta” is Now in Play

Uncle Si's Iced TeaSpectators at this year’s running of America’s most famous horse race will be saying, “Hey Jack! Check out those pants!” when they see Uncle Si’s Iced Tea gracing jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr.’s  jockey pants atop thoroughbred contender Uncle Sigh.  As the horse and the brand converge, Ortiz will proudly fly the colors of America’s newest beverage – Uncle Si’s Iced Tea.

 
Chinook USA, LLC, the Kentucky-based producers of Uncle Si’s Iced Tea, partnered with Ortiz and Wounded Warrior Stables for this years’ 140th running of the race.

 

“When we learned about a contender named Uncle Sigh, it was irresistible,” said Mark Gundersen, Chief Marketing Officer of Chinook USA. “Besides the names, Uncle Sigh and Uncle Si’s Iced Tea are both making their debuts, and they’re both about living well and wild in the good ol’ USA.”

 
Uncle Sigh and the Wounded Warrior Stables presented an ideal partnership opportunity for Uncle Si’s Iced Tea, Duck Commander Family Foods and Chinook USA. Chinook USA will also be sponsoring the “Uncle Si’s Iced Tea Classic” on the Thursday, May 1 at Churchill Downs.

 
Uncle Sigh is owned by Wounded Warrior Stables (George “Chip” McEwen and Anthony Robertson) and is trained by Gary Contessa. “Wounded Warrior Stables donate 10% of any purses or sales to wounded vets, and we’re proud to be associated with them,” added Gundersen. “We are extremely excited about the prospects of being able to expose the HPNOTIQ name to a large and desirable audience, especially in association with jockeys of Mr. Solis’ and Mr. Santos’ caliber.”
Jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr., with 2014 earnings of $4 million on 88 wins, capped off a stellar year in 2013 by ending up sixth on the North American leader board with $14,344,538 in earnings from 223 wins.  Ortiz will be sporting Uncle Si’s Iced Tea colors on his pants, and Uncle Sigh will be showcasing an Uncle Si’s Iced Tea horse blanket and flysheet.

 
Uncle Si’s Iced Tea shot out of the gate when it premiered at the Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway in Ft. Worth Texas on April 5, 2014. Uncle Si’s Iced Tea will soon be available nationwide in four flavors: Sweet, Un-Sweet, Peach and Half & Half (½ tea and ½ lemonade).

 
To learn more about Uncle Si’s Iced Tea, please go to: www.DrinkUncleSi.com

 
ABOUT DUCK COMMANDER FAMILY FOODS:

 
Duck Commander is a family-owned and operated business that was established in 1972 by Phil Robertson and based in West Monroe, Louisiana. What once began as a duck call centered company has grown into a multi-million dollar empire. Duck Commander products, which now include much more than just duck calls, have been sold in all fifty states and in several countries and encompass lifestyle brands including Duck Commander duck-hunting merchandise, Buck Commander deer-hunting merchandise, Duck Commander apparel, Duck Commander Wine, Duck Commander Family Foods, and more. Each of the Duck Commander brands was created with a focus on bringing family together. It is their motto of faith, family, and ducks that has resonated with fans at their speaking engagements and on A&E’s No. 1 cable show “Duck Dynasty.” Their perseverance, business savvy and knack for storytelling also landed them at the top of the New York Times’ Best Sellers list three times with titles “The Duck Commander Family,” “Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander,” and “Si-cology.” In early 2014 the brand revealed a multi-year sponsorship of both the Duck Commander Independence Bowl and Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. For more information, please visit www.duckcommander.com.

 

ABOUT CHINOOK USA:

 

Chinook USA brings existing and new-to-market beverage brands to the global market.   The Company specializes in beverage development, marketing, sales, and distribution. Chinook USA is the exclusive licensed producer of Uncle Si’s Iced Tea for Duck Commander Family Foods, and is a privately held company based in Prospect, Kentucky.  Visit: www.chinookusa.com.

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Country Music Artist Granger Smith Sets Out on Fourth 100-Mile Walk to Honor U.S. Armed Forces

Country music artist and proud patriot Granger Smith is lacing up his BOOTS once again for the fourth annual Boot Walk, May 4-8, 2014. Granger will begin the 100-mile trek in Austin, Texas and will spend five days wearing out those combat boots all the way to Fort Hood. Granger will celebrate the completion of the walk with friends William Clark Green, Josh Grider, Brian Keane, and Cody Bryan in concert Thursday, May 8th at Fort Hood Harley Davidson in Harker Heights, TX.  More artists will be announced soon. Proceeds raised from the Boot Walk and concert benefit the Boot Campaign, a national 501c3 non-profit dedicated to promoting patriotism, raising awareness, and providing assistance to military families.

 

“Boot Walk started as a crazy extension of my entertainment tours in Iraq as a way to say thank you to our armed forces.  Now at year 4, it has turned into a very passionate fundraiser to me,” said Granger Smith. “I firmly believe that my career as a musician is enabled by the brave men & women that ensure our freedom.  There’s not a month in the year now that I’m not wearing combat boots and thinking about the next 100 miles.”

 

Granger is inviting friends to join him on this walk of gratitude: whether it’s by raising funds for his efforts, joining him locally on the walk or by hosting a “shadow walk” in your hometown.  Visit BootWalk.com to learn how you can support Granger and to see all the “free stuff” you can earn while supporting Granger and Boot Campaign.

 

“This year, we have had added new components to Boot Walk in an effort to allow Granger’s fans to join him and show their support,” said Deanna Kenisell, Co-Special Events Coordinator for Boot Campaign.  “We are excited to have more people join in the Boot Walk experience with Granger and make a bigger impact on our desire to awaken the patriot in us all and give back to our troops when they come back.”

 

Granger and friends will be in concert on May 8th at Fort Hood Harley Davidson located at 875 W Central Texas Expressway, Harker Heights, TX.  Tickets go on sale March 21st on http://BootWalk.com.

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Concert tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door.  Admission is free with a Military ID.  Visit BootWalk.com to purchase tickets and to find the most up to date event information including sponsorship and volunteer opportunities.

 

ABOUT THE CHARITY

The Boot Campaign is a national 501c3 nonprofit that is dedicated to showing tangible appreciation of our active military, raising awareness of the challenges they face upon return and supporting their transition home.  The Boot Campaign cultivates awareness, promotes patriotism, and provides assistance to military, past and present, and their families.  Through the sale of its signature military combat boots, general public donations, and corporate sponsorship, the Boot Campaign operates six distinct initiatives — Jobs, Housing, Wellness, Urgent Assistance, Education and Family Support– that are caring for military personnel, past and present, healing from a variety of physical and emotional combat wounds, embodying the campaign motto that, “When They Come Back, We Give Back”.  www.BootCampaign.com

 

ABOUT GRANGER

Country singer/songwriter, Granger Smith, continues to reinvent the face of traditional country music.  His consistency in providing powerful, heartfelt, blended hits have made him into a fan and critic favorite over the years. He released his ninth studio album, “Dirt Road Driveway,” on April 16th, which impressively debuted at #1 on the iTunes Country chart.  The album is currently the best selling independent country album in digital sales and has been named one of iTunes’ “Best Albums of the 2000’s.”  Granger launched a country boy alter-ego, Earl Dibbles Jr.,who has found his own success with “The Country Boy Song” and more recently, “County Boy Love.”Dibbles is now part of Granger’s tour schedule, which includes over 200 dates nationwide. Earl and Granger together boast more than 18.6 million views on YouTube and have a captive audience on social media that exceeds 1.5 million followers.  For more information visit www.grangersmith.com.

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BRANTLEY GILBERT REVS UP FOR NEW ALBUM WITH MOTORCYCLE RIDE FROM ATHENS TO ARLINGTON

Revving up for his new album JUST AS I AM (The Valory Music Co.) on May 19Brantley Gilbert will embark on a motorcycle ride from Athens, GA, to Arlington, VA. Both Harley-Davidson and military charity Folds of Honor will partner with the chart-topper for a six-day trek, beginning May 21. Brantley will sign autographs at select stops along the journey and share new music with fans, performing at multiple locations, including The Georgia Theater where it all began for the Georgia native.

 

“As a long-time Harley-Davidson rider and enthusiast, I am beyond excited to have their support to ensure this ride is a success,” said Brantley.

 

A supporter of Folds of Honor, Brantley joined the organization earlier this month to help honor some of our nation’s heroes. By visiting www.brantleygilbert.com. fans were invited to submit names of military family & friends who have lost their lives serving our country. Upon verification, the names will appear on a tour bus wrap that will accompany Brantley from Athens to Arlington. For donations and future scholarship opportunities for families of fallen soldiers visit,  http://www.foldsofhonor.org/donate.

 

Fans will be able to follow along with Brantley’s journey with daily video updates, tweets, photos and news alerts beginning May 21 at www.brantleygilbert.com.

 

SCHEDULE:

Exact times and location details to be announced week of May 12

 

Sunday (5/18)

DENVER, COLET IT RIDE TOUR spring leg finale concert with national contest winners

 

Monday (5/19)

JUST AS I AM officially released and available everywhere music is sold

 

Tuesday (5/20)

JEFFERSON, GA: JUST AS I AM radio remote broadcast from Brantley’s hometown

ATHENS, GA: Kick-off concert at The Georgia Theater

 

Wednesday (5/21)

ATHENS, GA: Album signing breakfast & ride kick-off event

ATLANTA, GA: Best Buy in-store album signing event

AUGUSTA, GA: Album signing event

 

Thursday (5/22)

COLUMBIA, SC: Walmart in-store album signing event

GREENVILLE, SC: Best Buy in-store album signing event

 

Friday (5/23)

GAFFNEY, SC: SiriusXM listener LIVE broadcast event at Harold’s

CHARLOTTE, NC: Best Buy in-store album signing event

 

Saturday (5/24)

CHARLOTTE, NC: Special media event

FOREST CITY, IA: Tree Town Music Festival (Concert Event)

 

Sunday (5/25)

CHARLOTTE, NC: Coca Cola 600 pre-race concert at Charlotte Motor Speedway

GREENSBORO, NC: Album signing event

 

Monday (5/26)

WASHINGTON, DC: Arlington National Cemetery Ceremony

 

For tour dates and more visit, www.brantleygilbert.com.

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