Archive | July 9, 2015

9 Questions With Logan Mize

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Get to know new country artist, Logan Mize, a little better with these 9 questions! Continue Reading →

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BIG & RICH PARTNER WITH COUNTRY OUTFITTER, HOLIDAY INN RESORT® & VEVO TO DEBUT BRAND NEW VIDEO FOR LATEST SINGLE “RUN AWAY WITH YOU”, Contest

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Known for their explosive live performances and instant party anthems, notorious rule-breakers Big & Rich show their softer side on the latest smash hit, “Run Away With You”, which is rocketing up the charts. From their fifth studio album, Gravity, the music video for “Run Away With You” debuted exclusively on CountryOutfitter.com today. Continue Reading →

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Kenny Chesney Takes ABC’s Good Morning America on the Road

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With over a million tickets sold before the first note was even played, Kenny Chesney’s 2015 The Big Revival Tour was easily the year’s biggest country tour – with 22 stadium plays, several arenas, a few festivals and a couple amphitheaters for good measure. Given ABC’s Good Morning America’s position as the leader in morning news shows, they wanted to find out what the buzz is all about. Continue Reading →

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CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL SETS NEW RECORD AT $46.8 MILLION IN DIRECT VISITOR SPENDING

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The 2015 CMA Music Festival generated a record $46.8 million in direct visitor spending, an increase of $7.5 million over last year according to numbers released by the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. (NCVC) today. Continue Reading →

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JUSTIN MOORE STEPS ON-DECK FOR THE 2015 MLB ALL-STAR LEGENDS & CELEBRITY SOFTBALL GAME THIS SUNDAY

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Photo credit: Kristin Barlowe

When it comes to hits, Justin Moore has cranked out one Grand Slam after another with his multiple #1 chart-toppers, amounting to over one million records sold. But this weekend, the avid baseball fan will take a break from the CRUSHIN’ IT WORLD TOUR with Brad Paisley to try his hand at a new kind of hit making, as he participates in the 2015 MLB All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game on Sunday, July 12 at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio. Continue Reading →

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LITTLE BIG TOWN MAKES BILLBOARD HISTORY WITH LATEST SINGLE “GIRL CRUSH”

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GRAMMY award-winning country group, Little Big Town, makes Billboard history as their reign continues atop Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart for the 11th consecutive week with their smash hit, “Girl Crush.”

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THE DOOBIE BROTHERS: THE WARNER BROS. YEARS

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The Doobie Brothers recorded some of the band’s most iconic music during their dozen years with Warner Bros. Records, scoring major hits with timeless tunes like “Long Train Runnin’,” “Black Water,” and “Takin’ It To The Streets.” With 46 million albums sold during their outstanding career, The Doobie Brothers have nothing left to prove, but this summer the group is still “Rockin’ Down the Highway” as they tour North America. 

Rhino salutes the group with a new 10-CD boxed set that features some of the band’s greatest albums. THE WARNER BROS. YEARS 1971-1983 will be available on July 24 for a list price of $79.98. 

The set includes more than 110 songs from 10 albums: The Doobie Brothers The Captain And Me What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits Stampede Minute By Minute One Step Closer (1980), and Farwell Tour (1983).

The Doobie Brothers started out in 1969 as a northern California bar band. In 1970 the band signed with Warner Bros. and in 1971 released its self-titled debut album. It was the beginning of a 12-year streak in which The Doobies released ten new albums. The group’s commercial breakthrough came with its sophomore effort, Toulouse Street, which boasted popular tracks like “Listen To The Music” and “Jesus Is Just Alright.” The string of hits continued on The Captain And Me with “Long Train Runnin’” and the classic “China Grove.” The Doobie Brothers notched their first #1 in the funky “Black Water” from their 1974 album What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits.

In 1975, the band began to expand Pat Simmons’ and Tom Johnston’s rock and country influences with R&B and even scored a hit with its cover the Motown track, “Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While.)” In 1976, with the addition of Michael McDonald to the band, they introduced more R&B and keyboards to their rocking sound and the hits kept rolling with the title track from Takin’ It To The Streets. In 1979, The Doobie Brothers won four Grammy® Awards on the strength of its triple-platinum album, Minute By Minute. The final disc in this new collection is the 1983 live album Farewell Tour, which includes performances of songs that spanned the band’s entire history to that point. This 10 CD Set represents an outstanding body of work from one of America’s most popular bands.

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