Archive | May 15, 2014

SARA EVANS Shows No Signs Of Slowing Down In Support Of Seventh Studio Album ‘Slow Me Down’

Multi Platinum-selling recording artist Sara Evans, one of the most compelling and authentic vocalists in country music, continues to show no signs of slowing down in support of her critically acclaimed seventh studio album Slow Me Down. On Friday, May 23rd Evans will kick off the Fox & Friends Summer Concert Series at 8am EST on FOX (check local listings). Evans is also set to hit the road starting next week for her Slow Me Down Tour with shows across the country including a performance at LP Field Saturday, June 7th during the 2014 CMA Music Festival, where she will also have several other performances and make a few special appearances. For up to date information on tour dates and Sara Evans you can go to www.saraevans.com.

 

The title track from Slow Me Downshowcases Evans at her finest with her signature powerful vocals and marked Evans’ fourteenth Top 20 singleSlow Me Down is the follow-up album to 2011’sStronger. The album, which debuted at #2 on the Country Album Chart and landed in the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart, continues to win over fans and media alike and has been highlighted for Evans’ collaborations with Country legend Vince Gill, Isaac Slade and a cover of Gavin DeGraw’s “Not Over You.” Fans can also purchase Slow Me Down now by going tohttp://smarturl.it/itunesslowmedown.

 

Sara Evans is enjoying a prolific recording career with nearly 6 million records sold and 5 #1 Country singles, including “Suds In The Bucket, “A Real Fine Place To Start,” and “A Little Bit Stronger,” which spent 2 weeks at #1 and was certified Platinum by the R.I.A.A. Evans has garnered numerous accolades over the course of her stellar career, including the Academy of Country Music’s Top Female Vocalist honor and the Country Music Association’s Video of the Year for her hit chart-topping single, “Born to Fly” from her double-platinum album of the same name. Named to People Magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People,” Sara’s career also includes the Platinum-selling studio albumsReal Fine Place and Restless, the Gold-certified No Place That Far and the double-Platinum selling Born To Fly.

 

Slow Me Down Tour Dates:

May 24th               Caruthersville, MO          Lady Luck Casino             

June 7th                Nashville, TN                      LP Field

June 12th              Lemoore, CA                      Tachi Palace Casino

June 13th              Oroville, CA                        Gold Country Casino

June 14th              Santa Rosa, CA                  Sonoma Country Fairgrounds

June 21st              Cullman, AL                        Rock The South

July 5th                  Bossier City, LA                 Margaritaville Resort

July 10th                Duluth, MN                        Bayfront Park

July 11th                Clinton, IA                           Wild Rose Casino & Resorts

July 12th                Emmetsburg, IA                               Wild Rose Casino & Resorts

July 13th                Rhinelander, WI                               Hodag Country Festival

July 18th                Bremen, GA                       Mill Town Music Hall

July 19th                Panama City, FL                Bay Pointe Marina

July 25th                Deadwood, SD                  Deadwood Mountain Grand

July 26th                                       Colorado Springs, CO      World Arena

July 27th                Denver, CO                         Coors Field

August 1st            Waverly, IN                        Bremer County Fair

August 2nd           Michigan City, IN              Blue Chip Casino

August 9th            Sedalia, MO                        Missouri State Fair

August 15th         West Wendover, NV      Peppermill Concert Hall

August 16th         Lewiston, ID                       Clearwater River Casino

August 17th         Brownsville, OR                The Willamette Country Music Fair

August 29th         Cohasset, MA                    South Shore Music Circus

August 30th         Hagersville, Canada         Hagersville Summer End Festival

August 31st          Jackson, NJ                         Six Flags

September 1st   Woodstock, CT                  Woodstock Fair

September 5th   Thief River Falls, MN       Seven Clans Casino

September 6th     Fort Yates, ND                  Prairie Knights Casino

September 27th Fort Worth, TX                  Bass Performance Hall

October 19th       Thousand Oaks, CA         Kavli Theater

October 23rd       Santa Ynez, CA                  Chumash Casino

October 24th       Reno, NV                             Grand Sierra Resort

 

For more official Sara Evans news and ticket information go to www.saraevans.com.

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Tyler Farr Visits The Opry

Columbia Nashville breakthrough artist Tyler Farr played his Top 15 hit single, “Whiskey in My Water” for the Grand Ole Opry Tuesday night in Nashville. Tyler also celebrated his first CMT Awards nomination for Breakthrough Video of the Year for his #1 platinum-selling hit title-track, “Redneck Crazy.”

 

The video, available here:http://vevo.ly/XHMcw8, currently has 11.5 million views combined and features a series of cameo appearances from friends, including Willie Robertson, Lee Brice, and Colt Ford. Voting begins now at CMT.com and continuesuntil Sunday, June 1 at midnight ET. To Vote for Tyler for Breakthrough Video of the Year, visit: http://smarturl.it/TFCMT. The fan-voted award will be announced on Wednesday, June 4th, during The 2014 CMT MUSIC AWARDS, which will air LIVE from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on at 8:00 p.m. ET.

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Darius Rucker Reveals Fifth Annual “Darius And Friends” Concert Lineup

Darius RuckerThree-time GRAMMY Award-winning artist Darius Rucker will be hosting his fifth annual “Darius and Friends” benefit concert on Monday, June 2 at the Wildhorse Saloon in downtown Nashville. Featuring performances by Rucker and a star-studded lineup including Clint Black, Eli Young Band, David Nail, Cassadee Pope, Kenny Rogers, Corey Smith and Thompson Square, the sold-out show unofficially kicks off CMA Music Festival Week. All proceeds from the concert will go directly to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

 
Additionally, the annual Darius and Friends Celebrity Golf Tournament, also benefiting St. Jude, will take place on Tuesday, June 3. Artists and celebrities set to tee off for the cause this year include Colt Ford, Scott Hamilton, JT Hodges, Randy Houser, Tommy John, Charles Kelley, Dustin Lynch, Derek Mason, David Nail, Jon Pardi, Eric Paslay, Keifer Thompson and more. Since its inception, “Darius and Friends” has raised more than $225,000 for St. Jude through the concert, celebrity golf tournament and charity auction.

 

“This is one of my favorite events every year and I’m so glad we’re able to support St. Jude for the fifth year in a row,” said Rucker. “St. Jude does such amazing work for young cancer patients and their families, and I’m grateful to all my fellow artists and friends for coming together to have some fun and support such a great cause.”

 

Rucker is currently on the road headlining his True Believers Tour. For more information, please visit www.DariusRucker.com or connect with Darius on Twitter and Facebook @DariusRucker.

 

About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Since opening more than 50 years ago, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has changed the way the world treats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. No family ever pays St. Jude for the care their child receives and, for every child treated here, thousands more have been saved worldwide through St. Jude discoveries. The hospital has played a pivotal role in pushing U.S. pediatric cancer survival rates from 20 to 80 percent overall, and is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. It is also a leader in the research and treatment of blood disorders and infectious diseases in children. St. Jude was founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, who believed that no child should die in the dawn of life. Join that mission by visiting stjude.org or following us on facebook.com/stjude and twitter.com/stjude.

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Craig Morgan Recovering From Shoulder Surgery

Craig MorganKnown for his adventurous spirit and daredevil streak, country music star and former soldier CRAIG MORGAN was scheduled for routine shoulder surgery yesterday to repair torn tendons that had accumulated over the years. The minor procedure turned out to be more complex than anticipated, requiring several hours of surgery and six screws to remedy bone fractures. As a result, the singer has been forced to cancel his commitments into next week, including shows in Chattanooga, TN and Twenty-Nine Palms, CA along with his scheduled appearances on “The Talk” (CBS) and The Grand Ole Opry. While he’ll be sporting a sling for the next several weeks, it’s anticipated that Craig will recover fully and be able to return to his usual hectic lifestyle, including concert dates and filming for the new season of his award-winning TV show, “Craig Morgan All Access Outdoors” (Outdoor Channel).

The Black River Entertainment artist’s latest single, “Wake Up Lovin’ You,” from The Journey (Livin’ Hits), is Top 15 and climbing on the charts. Morgan recently returned from Afghanistan and his eleventh overseas tour for our troops.

ABOUT CRAIG MORGAN: One of country music’s best-loved artists, Craig Morgan has made a name for himself with massive radio airplay of his signature hits:  “Bonfire,” “Almost Home,” “Redneck Yacht Club,” “That’s What I Love About Sunday,” “International Harvester” and “This Ole Boy.” He’s recently released his new album The Journey (Livin’ Hits), featuring the soulful single “Wake Up Lovin’ You,” on Black River Entertainment. Craig received one of country music’s highest honors when he was inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2008. Prior to becoming a country music and TV sensation, Craig Morgan spent seventeen years serving our country in the Army and Army Reserves.  He is an avid supporter of America’s military personnel and a recipient of the 2006 USO Merit Award. In addition to a prolific country music career, he hosts the award-winning show “Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors,” airing on Outdoor Channel. For more information on Craig Morgan, visit www.craigmorgan.com and engage with him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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JT Hodges Takes Fans Into the Studio in the Video for “Lay It Down”

JT-Hodges-single-artSinger – songwriter, JT Hodges releases a highly anticipated studio performance of his summer smash, “Lay It Down”!

 

JT takes fans behind the scenes in his latest release, making them feel as if they are a part of the recording process at Destiny Studio in Nashville. The video premiered on SiriusXM The Highway, where the song has been a fan favorite since release.

 

JT shares, “I’m all about making music that makes you wanna move, get your head noddin’ and put you in a mood,” which perfectly sums up his new track, “Lay It Down”. Combining the infectious “uh uh uhh’s” with the sultry melodies, this tune definitely has it all!

 

You can watch the brand new video for “Lay It Down” HERE.

Hodges will be playing this song among others at his upcoming performance at Show Dog Universal’s Fan Appreciation partyon June 5th at The Silver Dollar Saloon as part of CMA Fest. Stay tuned for other performances to be announced shortly!

 

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