Archive | August 14, 2015

JESSIE JAMES DECKER NEW SINGLE “LIGHTS DOWN LOW” AVAILABLE NOW ON ITUNES

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Multi-talented country singer, songwriter Jessie James Decker released her new single titled “Lights Down Low,” available now on iTunes (http://smarturl.it/JJD_LDL). “Lights Down Low” was written and produced by Jessie James Decker and Alyssa Bonagura and recorded in Nashville. The song is currently #1 on the iTunes Country Song Chart.

 

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DUO STRIKING MATCHES RECEIVES TWO BRITISH COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS NOMINATIONS

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Striking Matches (duo comprised of singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalists Sarah Zimmermann and Justin Davis) received two British Country Music Awards nominations in the following categories:
 
International Act of the Year:
Luke Bryan; Striking Matches; Brandy Clark; Lee Ann Womack; Darius Rucker

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HUNTER HAYES ROUTES 21 TOUR AND REWARDS BIGGEST FANS

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After launching what Billboard called “country’s biggest digital experiment to date” with the streaming and digital release of his new single “21”– already resulting in nearly 21 million global streams of “21” in less than 10 weeks, and counting – Hunter Hayes continues to explore new ways to connect with his audience. Earlier this year, the tech-savvy artist collaborated with streaming music service Spotify to help route the upcoming 21 Tour by identifying college markets with a high density of passionate Hunter Hayes fans.  The first round of dates for the 21 Tour are being unveiled today, August 14, with ticketing information and more dates to be announced in the coming weeks.

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KIP MOORE FANS CAN #GETWILD WITH EXCLUSIVE WILD ONES VIDEO CONTENT AHEAD OF HIGHLY ANTICIPATED ALBUM RELEASE

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Ahead of the release of his sophomore album WILD ONES on 8/21, MULTI PLATINUM singer/songwriter Kip Moore is intensifying fan anticipation by giving them the opportunity to view exclusive video clips of tracks from the upcoming album.  #GetWild launches tomorrow (8/15) and fans can participate both in the digital world and in the real world by amassing #GetWild tweets.  Once the number of hashtags is reached, a video and location will be revealed. With the location announced, clues will lead to a landmark in select cities where a one-of-a-kind prize can be found. For more information and to participate visit www.kipmoore.net. 

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CHRIS YOUNG LAUNCHES “I’M COMIN’ OVER” FALL TOUR AND ALBUM

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On the heels of the fastest growing single of his career, Chris Young, “one of the strongest, most distinctive voices among country’s current crop” (Billboard), is unveiling his upcoming “I’m Comin’ Over” fall tour, leading up to his fifth studio album due later this year.  With six chart-toppers and a hit-packed set, Young, “one of country’s most reliable hitmakers” (USA Today), will continue his headlining streak, igniting the “I’m Comin’ Over” Tour October 22 in Savannah, GA with fourteen dates continuing throughout the rest of the year as revealed by Entertainment Weekly earlier this morning.

 

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RISING COUNTRY DUO MADDIE & TAE TEAM UP WITH RADIO DISNEY COUNTRY FOR THE ULTIMATE FAN EXPERIENCE

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Days away from the release of their debut album START HERE, red hot duo Maddie & Tae and Radio Disney Country are inviting fans to sign up for a chance to meet the rising country singers for a concert September 7-8 at iconic Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The duo will perform at the American Gardens Theatre, the outdoor venue at Epcot’s American Adventure Pavilion.

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COUNTRY MUSIC SENSATION GRANGER SMITH INKS DEAL WITH LABEL POWERHOUSE BBR MUSIC GROUP

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(Pictured Left to Right/ TOP ROW: BBR Music Group’s Rick Shedd and Teddi Bonadies; Tyler Smith, Manager, TS Management, LLC, BBR Music Group’s Carson James. BOTTOM ROW: BBR Music Group’s Benny Brown; Granger Smith; BBR Music Group’s Jon Loba)

On the heels of his overtly successful 4×4 EP release co-produced by Frank Rogers, Granger Smith continues to be one of today’s most talked about artists. Adding to the excitement, Granger has just been announced as the newest act to join the eclectic BBR Music GroupEntrepreneur.com recently spoke with Granger and BBR Music Group’s Executive Vice President Jon Loba about the importance of branding and the use of unique content to build an engaged audience. “To Expand Your Brand, Create An Alter Ego” by John Brubaker can be read here.

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ASCAP CELEBRATES KELSEA BALLERINI’S DEBUT #1 SINGLE

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Pictured (l-r): Black River Entertainment's Gordon Kerr and Celia Froelig, Kerr, Whitehead, Ballerini, Carpenter, Parallel Music Publishing's Tim Hunze and ASCAP's Mike Sistad. Photo by Ed Rode.

ASCAP hosted a #1 party to celebrate “Love Me Like You Mean It,” Black River Entertainment recording artist Kelsea Ballerini’s first #1 song as an artist and a songwriter, on Monday, August 10th in the lobby of the performing rights organization’s Music Row offices. A shoulder-to-shoulder crowd cheered Ballerini and her co-writers Lance Carpenter, Josh Kerr and Forest Glen Whitehead, who also celebrated their first chart-topping hits as songwriters. Whitehead also produced the track, which made Ballerini the first solo female artist in nine years to hit #1 with her debut country single and one of only 11 women to have ever hit the top of the charts with a debut. Publishers Black River Music Publishing and Parallel Music Publishing were also on hand to celebrate the group.

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