Archive | May 26, 2015

MOTHER-DAUGHTER TRIO LUCY ANGEL TAKE “CRAZY TOO” TO COUNTRY RADIO

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Country music’s most buzzed about female trio, Lucy Angel, have just released their debut single, “Crazy Too” to country radio. Produced by Noah Gordon (Colt Ford, LoCash Cowboys, Bubba Sparxxx) and Bobby Terry (Alabama, Trace Adkins), and written by Shane McAnally, Brandy Clark and Karyn Rochelle, “Crazy Too” takes a lighthearted stab at a topic that most women, and even men, can relate to.

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KELSEA BALLERINI PERFORMED ON TODAY FOR THE FIRST TIME WITH TOP 10 & CLIMBING DEBUT “LOVE ME LIKE YOU MEAN IT”

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Pictured: TODAY’s Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford with Kelsea Ballerini

Photo credit: Courtesy of Black River Entertainment

Black River Entertainment recording artist Kelsea Ballerini continues to rack up the firsts and adds her recent (5/21) national TV debut performance on NBC’s TODAY to the list. After dishing with show hosts Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford about her breakthrough success, celeb shout-outs, and songwriting, Ballerini performed her popular Top 10-and-climbing hit single “Love Me Like You Mean It.”

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BILLY CURRINGTON SCORES 10TH NO. 1 HIT WITH “DON’T IT”

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Platinum-selling recording artist Billy Currington scores his 10th No. 1 hit today with “Don’t It” topping both the Billboard and Mediabase charts. The smash hit, written by Jaren Johnston, Ashley Gorley and Ross Copperman, is the lead single off Currington’s sixth studio album, Summer Forever, releasing on June 2 on Mercury Nashville.

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Tortuga Music Festival

Sun, sand and a drink in my hand. Tortuga Music Festival was a collision of my two favorite worlds — country music and island life. Festival-goers left the cowboy boots at home and went barefoot in the Florida sand to watch a lineup of 25 bands in two days. Continue Reading →

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COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME® AND MUSEUM PREPARES FOR MUSIC FEST WEEK ACTIVITIES PRESENTED BY XFINITY INCLUDING AUTOGRAPH SIGNINGS AND PERFORMANCES

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The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum welcomes thousands of country music fans to the CMA Music Festival, June 11-14. The museum will offer a packed week of activities, presented by Xfinity, beginning Wednesday, June 10. In addition to autograph signings, performances, special programs, and the new exhibition Luke Bryan: Dirt Road Diary, the museum will offer a last chance to see the exhibitions Kenny Rogers: Through the Years, closing June 15, and Alan Jackson: 25 Years of Keepin’ it Country, closing June 21. The museum will also offer a bundled ticket option with Fan Fair X. More information about events and special promotions can be found at countrymusichalloffame.org/MusicFestAttheHall.

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SOLID FEATURES RARE COUNTRY MUSIC COLLECTIBLES AT THE 13TH ANNUAL MUSIC ROW YARD SALE & AUCTION TO BE HELD AT PREMIER GEORGE JONES MUSEUM

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The Society of Leaders in Development (SOLID) will host the 13th annual Music Row Yard Sale & Auction.  The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 13th from 8AM – 2PM at the newly christened George Jones Museum located at 128 2nd Ave. N, Nashville, TN.  The Yard Sale, which runs in conjunction with CMA Music Festival, the largest country music festival in the world, allows country music fans to find treasures that are only available through this event. 

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RODNEY ATKINS RALLIES FRIENDS FOR FIFTH ANNUAL “MUSIC CITY GIVES BACK” CONCERT BENEFITING W.O. SMITH MUSIC SCHOOL

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Photo credit: Joseph Llanes

Six-time chart-topping country artist Rodney Atkins will once again take over the busy streets of downtown Nashville“Music City Gives Back”Tuesday, June 9. Launched in 2011 as a way to raise funds for Nashvillians who suffered devastating losses during the 2010 flood, this year’s concert will support the W.O. Smith Music School. Atkins will host a star-studded lineup for the event, with Atkins, Lee Brice, Tyler Farr, Maddie and Tae and Kip Moore all set to perform.

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CARRIE UNDERWOOD KICKS OFF SUMMER AT CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL

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"Hey #CMAfest! Looks like I will be seeing you real soon! @CMA," Underwood posted on her Instagram Tuesday morning.

On the day after the unofficial start of summer, Carrie Underwood tapped her social networks to announce that she will be performing at LP Field during the 2015 CMA Music Festival Nightly Concerts. Her performance at this year’s CMA Music Festival will mark the 10th anniversary of her first performance in 2005 following her victorious run on “American Idol” that same year.

“We know our fans will be thrilled to kick off summer with Carrie at CMA Music Festival,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer.

The Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience™, CMA Music Festival takes place Thursday through Sunday, June 11-14 in Nashville.

Underwood performs Saturday, June 13. She joins previously announced performers including Jason AldeanDierks BentleyLee BriceLuke BryanBrett EldredgeFlorida Georgia LineRandy HouserLady AntebellumLittle Big TownMaddie & TaeBrad PaisleyDarius RuckerCole SwindellThe Band Perry, The Oak Ridge Boys, Keith UrbanWynonna & The Big Noise, and Zac Brown Band. This year’s National Anthem singers include Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin BrothersLee GreenwoodKellie Pickler, and Restless Heart.

Tickets to the Nightly Concerts at LP Field sold out in November. Across the river from the stadium, there are countless free and low-cost entertainment options for fans visiting downtown Nashville as part of the CMA Music Festival. Seven free entertainment stages give fans an opportunity to choose their musical adventure, including the hugely popular Chevrolet Riverfront Stage, which consistently fills the Cumberland riverbank each of the four days.

AT&T U-verse® Fan Fair X at Music City Center moves the CMA Music Festival party inside, with musical performances on three stages, artist interactions, meet-and-greets, shopping and other unique fan experiences. Tickets to AT&T U-verse Fan Fair X are available now at CMAfest.com (AT&T U-verse Fan Fair X admission is included in four-day CMA Music Festival tickets). AT&T U-verse Fan Fair X tickets are $10 per day or $25 for a four-day pass.

For full lineup and to plan their schedule, maps, activities, trivia, and more information fans can go to CMAfest.com and download the CMA Fest app for iPhone or Android presented by AT&T U-verse.

For the most up to date Festival information, fans can stay connected with CMA on CMAfest.com, Facebook.com/CMA, Twitter.com/CountryMusic, Instagram.com/CMA, and sign up for CMA Exclusive, CMA’s e-newsletter.

CMA Music Festival is organized and produced by the Country Music Association. Fan Fair® is a registered trademark of CMA.

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JAKE OWEN GETS “REAL” ON NEW SINGLE

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Country superstar Jake Owen is as real as it gets and earlier today (5/26) made the exclusive world premiere of his highly anticipated new single, “Real Life,” across all iHeartMedia Country stations. The power anthem, now available at iTunes, will play at the top of every hour through midnight local time across the country. In addition, all iHeartMedia Country station websites are now featuring the brand new official VEVO lyric video.

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