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Emily West With Tin Pan Symphony At City Winery – August 6

Sultry songstress Emily West is back with show featuring a symphony after last summer’s successful concert at Cheekwood with the Music City Symphony. On August 6 at City Winery, West will be performing a variety of songs including originals from her upcoming release Symphonies and classic covers reimagined for the debut of the Tin Pan Symphony. From the producers, Charles Dixon and Charlie Judge, of the critically acclaimed Music City Hit-Makers, Tin Pan Symphony is Nashville’s first true “pop symphony” geared towards “symphonic re-imagined” collaborations with Nashville based artists and songwriters focused on songs and symphony.
Tickets are available here.
$25 for premier, $20 for VIP, $15 for Balcony and reserved
About Emily West 
Waterloo, Iowa native, Emily West, moved to Nashville at the age of 18, where she honed her songwriting and performance skills in the local clubs. Soon after arriving, West landed a publishing and record label deal, releasing three country singles. She was nominated with duet partner Keith Urban for the Academy of Country Music Awards in the category of “Vocal Event of the Year” for their song “Blue Sky.”
Driven by her love and fear of New York City, West got on a plane, got lost on the subway, and found herself auditioning for America’s Got Talent. As a finalist on Season 9 (2014), West won crowds over, including AGT judge Howard Stern, with re-imagined versions of songs like the “Moody Blues’”, “Nights in White Satin” and Sia’s hit “Chandelier.” Her mentor and idol, Cyndi Lauper, whom she met during an episode of NBC’s The Celebrity Apprentice, appeared with her on the AGT finale.
Following AGT, West signed with Sony Music Masterworks’ Portrait imprint.  Her debut album “All For You”, features three original songs co-written by West including “Bitter”, which has charted in the Top 30 on AC radio, with its music video premiering on Yahoo Music. RollingStone.com raved that “’Bitter’… swells and soars thanks to West’s impassioned vocals. Heartbreak has never sounded quite this uplifting.” “All For You” also includes a stunning duet with Lauper of “True Colors” and unique covers of “Without You” (David Guetta & Usher), “You Got It” (Roy Orbison) and the songs that made her popular on AGT.
West started 2015 with a bang, releasing a video collaboration with YouTube series Postmodern Jukebox where she performed a Roy Orbison inspired version of Kanye West and Paul McCartney’s “Only One”. Shortly thereafter, she was invited to open for comic legend Jay Leno on his national tour and continues to do so today.
In April, West launched her one woman-show with a multi-city residency tour in New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Chicago.  She won over audiences with her soul-bearing vocals, captivating personality and guest appearances from the likes of music icon David Foster, pop artist Who is Fancy and legendary songwriter and producer, Mark Hudson. West was recently featured as one of the “Women of Gravitas” for the fashion brand, Project Gravitas, who premiered their “Emily Skirt” inspired by the artist.  A portion of the proceeds from the skirt benefitted the Education through Music Foundation.
West has shared the stage with Lauper at her annual Home For The Holidays benefit concert in New York, co-hosted the red carpet at the first American Country Countdown Awards in Nashville and the featured vocalist at an HRC Gala in Las Vegas honoring Rob Reiner. She has performed the National Anthem across the country at major sporting events for the NHL, MLB, NBA, WNBA and the Kentucky Derby.
In 2017, West will debut her symphony show American One Night Stand(ards) appearing at Performing Arts Centers and with Symphonies across the country.
About Tin Pan Symphony
  • From the producer, Charles Dixon and Charlie Judge, of Music City Hit-Makers, the “most famous people you never heard of” comes the debut of the Tin Pan Symphony. Tin Pan Symphony is Nashville’s first true “pop symphony” geared towards symphonic re-imagined collaborations with Nashville based artists and songwriters focused on songs and symphony.
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Rhonda Vincent And Daryle Singletary Debut At No. 1 On Billboard Bluegrass Albums Chart

Music buyers take a stand to show that Traditional Country Music hasn’t gone anywhere. It’s loved, alive, and well, as the incredible new project American Grandstand landed its first week on Billboard’s Top Current Country Albums chart at No. 10. It is No. 1 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart, and No.1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Album Chart for the week of July 29, 2017.

Not since George & Tammy and Conway & Loretta has there been a vocal duet performance like Rhonda Vincent & Daryle Singletary. This week marks yet another indication that buyers love the authentic, unaltered voices of two of the greatest singers in this generation of country music.

“The New Queen of Bluegrass” Rhonda Vincent and country hitmaker Daryle Singletary share their thoughts as they celebrate being at the top of the charts!

Daryle says, “I just want to say how excited Rhonda and I are on the chart debut of American Grandstand. We really didn’t know what to expect, but this CD has charted way beyond our expectations and we can’t say thanks enough to every single person that supported our efforts and purchased the new duet project. God Bless Country music and Country music fans. We love ya’ll!!”

“This is so special! I don’t know what makes me happier, #1 on the Billboard Bluegrass Charts or a Top 10 Album on the Current Country charts!” says Rhonda. “Either way, I am thrilled beyond words, and thankful to each of you who purchased and sent your love for this new music! Thank you for your incredible support of Traditional Country music, and if you don’t have American Grandstand please go get it!”

This chart-topping project was released on Upper Management Music, and features 12 amazing songs; with originals like the title song written by Rhonda Vincent, along with country classics like the first single “One,” that was written by hit country writer/performer Ed Bruce and originally performed by country legends George Jones and Tammy Wynette.

This dynamic duo is off to a blockbuster start, with rave reviews, and a momentum that started with their numerous Nashville performances at the CMA Music Fest, Music City Roots, and The Grand Ole Opry.

“American Grandstand” is available now at AmericanGrandstand.com and wherever music is sold.

Fans can catch “The Most Award-Winning Band in Bluegrass Music History” Rhonda Vincent & The Rage on the road throughout the remainder of the year, as the IBMA “Entertainer of the Year” and 8-time “Female Vocalist of the Year” winner makes stops at festivals and venues throughout North America, plus a return visit to Europe’s Bluegrass Capital – Prague, Czech Republic www.rhondainprague.cz in September, along with a stop at Switzerland’s Most Prestigious Country Music Festival in beautiful Gstaad.

American Grandstand Track Listing:
1. Above and Beyond
2. One
3. After The Fire Is Gone
4. American Grandstand
5. Slowly But Surely
6. As We Kiss Our World Goodbye
7. Can’t Live Life
8. Golden Ring
9. We Must Have Been Out of Our Minds
10. Louisiana Woman Mississippi Man
11. A Picture of Me Without You
12. Up This Hill and Down

Rhonda Vincent On Tour:
Jul 19 Sheridan, WY – Whitney Center for the Arts
Jul 20 Livingston, MT – Music Ranch Montana
Jul 22-23 Darrington, WA – Darrington Bluegrass Festival
Jul 27 Hiawassee, GA – Georgia Mountain Fair
Aug 03-04 Thornton, NH – Pemi Valley Festival
Aug 05 Milan, MI – Milan Bluegrass Festival
Aug 11 Hebron, CT – Podunk Bluegrass Festival
Aug 17 Marion, NC – North Carolina Bluegrass Festival
Aug 18 Gettysburg, PA – Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival
Aug 19 Salyersville, KY – Magoffin County 14th Annual Community Day
Aug 23 Rhonda – TV Filming
Aug 25 Keene, Ontario, Canada – Greenbridge Celtic Folk Festival
Aug 26 Washington, PA – Wild Things Park
Sep 02 Fort Fairfield, ME – County Bluegrass
Sep 06 Prague, Czech Republic
Sep 8-9 Gstaad, Switzerland – Country Night Gstaad
Sep 14 Kodak, TN – Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival
Sep 15 Conway, MO – Starvy Creek Bluegrass Festival
Sep 16-17 Flagstaff, AZ – Pickin’ in the Pines
Sep 23 Vine Grove, KY – Vine Grove Bluegrass Music Festival
Sep 30 Hartselle, AL – Hartselle High School Auditorium
Oct 19 Breman, GA – Milltown Music Hall with Daryle Singletary

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Music Icon Kenny Rogers Announces Star-Studded Concert In Nashville Celebrating 60-Year Career

All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers’ Farewell Concert Celebration,” an all-star concert event taping at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 7PM CT. This once-in-a-lifetime concert event will honor Kenny Rogers’ historic 60-year career and will feature the final performance together by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, one of popular music’s most beloved duets of all time.

“As I’m bringing this chapter of my career to a close, this will be an unforgettable way to celebrate with my talented friends, who I’m so grateful to have crossed paths with,” says Kenny Rogers. “It means so much that they would feel compelled to do this for me. Of course, the night would not be the same without Dolly Parton being part of it. We’ve enjoyed a special friendship for decades, and I’ll forever look back fondly on the many collaborations, performances, and laughs we’ve shared as some of the most extraordinary moments of my career. I know it will be a moving experience for us standing on that stage together for one last time.”

This one-night-only concert event taping will bring together fans, friends and music icons to celebrate Kenny Rogers. “All In For The Gambler” will feature performances by Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Little Big Town, Alison Krauss, The Flaming Lips, Idina Menzel, Jamey Johnson, Elle King and many other special guests to be announced in the coming weeks.

“Kenny is like a family member to me. We have been friends for over 30 years and made musical magic together. Since 1983, when we released ‘Islands In The Stream,’ everyone has had an expectation to see Kenny everywhere I go and me with him wherever he goes,” says Dolly Parton. “Well, I guess for many of those fans that wanted to see us together, this will be that night. Performing with Kenny for the last time ever on October 25th is going to be emotional for both of us, but it’s also going to be very special. Even though Kenny may be retiring, as he fades from the stage, our love for each other will never fade away.”

Tickets go on sale July 21, 2017 at 10AM CT online at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000, all Ticketmaster locations and the Bridgestone Arena box office. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation and the Kenny Rogers Children’s Center.

In a career that has spanned more than six decades, Kenny Rogers has left an indelible mark on the history of American music. His songs have endeared music lovers and touched the lives of millions around the world. Chart-topping hits like “The Gambler,” “Lady,” “Islands In The Stream,” “Lucille,” “She Believes In Me,” and “Through the Years” are just a handful of Kenny Rogers’ songs that continue to inspire new generations of artists and fans alike. Rogers, with twenty-four number-one hits, is a Country Music Hall of Fame member, six-time CMA Awards winner, three-time GRAMMY® Award winner, recipient of the CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013, CMT Artist of a Lifetime Award honoree in 2015 and has been voted the “Favorite Singer of All Time” in a joint poll by readers of both USA Today and People.

Blackbird Presents’ Keith Wortman, creator and executive producer of Nashville’s recent highly acclaimed “Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard,” is the creator and executive producer of “All In For The Gambler. GRAMMY® Award Winner Don Was will serve as music director, and preside over a stellar house band backing the performers at this historic concert event taping. Kenny Rogers’ manager, Ken Levitan, also serves as executive producer. The event will be filmed and recorded for multi-platform distribution throughout traditional media (worldwide broadcast, music, and digital).

“Like millions of fans around the world, Kenny Rogers has been the soundtrack of my life. As he finishes out this beautiful victory lap of touring life, I am honored and privileged to create and produce a show celebrating this special artist on this monumental occasion.” says Keith Wortman, CEO of Blackbird Presents.

FOR COMPLETE SHOW DETAILS, VISIT THE OFFICIAL CONCERT WEBSITE:

allinforthegambler.com
#allinforthegambler

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About Blackbird Presents:
Blackbird Presents is a global media company that produces premium content via a range of strategies including large-scale concert events and festivals, broadcast series and specials, and music releases featuring major music stars across all genres and demographics.

Blackbird’s recent concerts, broadcast specials and releases include “Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard,” “The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson,” “Imagine: John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert,” “Outlaw: Celebrating The Music of Waylon Jennings,” “I’ll Take You There: Celebrating 75 Years of Mavis Staples,” “The Life and Songs of Emmylou Harris,” “Lynyrd Skynyrd: One More For The Fans,” “The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: Celebrating Mac and His Music,” and “All My Friends: Celebrating The Songs and Voice of Gregg Allman,” the latter of which earned a 2014 GRAMMY® Award nomination for Gregg Allman and Taj Mahal’s awe-inspiring performance of “Statesboro Blues.”

Blackbird Presents is also creator and producer behind the Outlaw Music Festival Tour, in partnership with Willie Nelson; the American Roots Music & Arts Festival, in partnership with Eric Church; and The Last Waltz 40 Tour.

Visit us at www.blackbirdpresents.com

About Kenny Rogers
Kenny Rogers began recording in the late 1950s, notching a local hit in the Houston, TX market with “That Crazy Feeling” that resulted in a national TV appearance on “American Bandstand.” After stints with the jazz group the Bobby Doyle Three and folk favorite The New Christy Minstrels, Rogers formed The First Edition in 1967. As the lead singer of the group, Rogers sang on the band’s biggest hits, such as “Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)” and “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town.” The group, who hosted their own syndicated television series, “Rollin’”, stayed together through 1975.

In 1976, Rogers signed a deal in Nashville with United Artists. With the help of producer Larry Butler, Rogers released “Lucille” in early 1977, his first No. 1 hit. The singer would tally many classics through the decade, including “Love Or Something Like It,” “Sweet Music Man,” “The Gambler,” and “Every Time Two Fools Collide,” which he recorded with the late Dottie West. Rogers was named Male Vocalist of the Year by both the CMA and the ACM, being also recognized as Entertainer of the Year by the latter in 1979.

In 1980, Rogers made musical history with his cross-over success of “Lady.” The Lionel Richie composition netted the singer a hit in the Country, Pop, AC, and R&B fields. The album from which the song was pulled, Kenny Rogers’ Greatest Hits, was certified Diamond for sales of over ten million units. In the 1980s, he stayed on top of the charts with hits like “I Don’t Need You,” “We’ve Got Tonight,” and “Morning Desire,” and sang on the GRAMMY® winning USA For Africa charity single, “We Are The World,” joined by an unprecedented number of music legends. He also established a successful career as an actor – with roles in The Gambler movie series – and as a photographer, with several published books of photos to his credit, including “This Is My Country.”

Rogers has sold over 120 million albums worldwide during his career, making him one of the best-selling male artists of all-time according to the RIAA, with twenty Platinum albums and eleven Gold. He has won awards from every organization imaginable, including multiple GRAMMY® Awards, as well as CMA, ACM, CMT, TNN, Music City News, and American Music Awards. In 2012, Rogers released his successful memoir, “Luck or Something Like It” and became a New York Times Best-Selling Author. In the fall of 2013, Rogers was bestowed with his biggest honor, being inducted as a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. He continues to endear himself to audiences through his timeless music, and appearances on television – including a well-received Geico commercial in 2015.

In the fall of 2015, Kenny Rogers made headlines with the announcement that he would soon embark on a farewell tour – after one of the most successful and iconic careers in the history of show business. The spring of 2016 saw the singer begin that process with his “The Gambler’s Last Deal” Final World Tour, saying goodbye to his loyal legion of fans one city and one night at a time in what has been a critically-acclaimed night of music and memories.

www.kennyrogers.com

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RCA Nashville’s Old Dominion Teams With Bud Light For Special Partnership — Kicking Off With Special Dive Bar Show Presented By Bud Light In Nashville, TN (7/24)

Acclaimed RCA Nashville country rockers Old Dominion and premium light lager brand Bud Light is pleased to announce a partnership that will kick off on July 24th with a special dive bar show by Old Dominion in Nashville, TN at Blue Bar located in midtown of Music City.

 

The Old Dominion Bud Light Dive Bar concert comes just over one month ahead of the bands highly anticipated sophomore album, Happy Endings, which releases on August 25th and is now available for pre-order.

 

Happy Endings is the follow-up to Old Dominion’s debut GOLD-certified album Meat and Candy, which spawned the PLATINUM, two-week No. 1 Country Radio hit, “Break Up With Him,” the RIAA GOLD hit “Snapback,” and critically acclaimed  “Song For Another Time,” which also hit No. 1 the on Billboard Country Airplay and MediaBase charts.

 

The debut album, Meat and Candy, also garnered Old Dominion the Academy of Country Music (ACM) New Group of the Year, the ACCA Breakthrough Group of the Year, AIMP Songwriter Artist of the Year and Nashville’s Music Row Breakthrough Artist of the Year awards.

 

Old Dominion consists of lead singer Matthew Ramsey, lead guitarist Brad Tursi, multi-instrumentalist Trevor Rosen, bassist Geoff Sprung and drummer Whit Sellers.

 

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About Bud Light:
Introduced in 1982, Bud Light is a premium light lager with a superior drinkability that has made it the best-selling and most popular beer in the United States. Bud Light is brewed using a blend of premium aroma hop varieties, both American-grown and imported, and a combination of barley malts and rice. The light-bodied beer features a fresh, clean and subtle hop aroma, delicate malt sweetness and a crisp finish that delivers the ultimate refreshment. For more information, visit www.BudLight.com.

 

About Old Dominion:

Proving that they are not your average country band, Old Dominion blends old-fashioned country charm, lyrical wit and rock n’ roll grit into radio-friendly, hook-heavy pop nuggets. The band has emerged as one of the hottest breaking bands in country music, fusing clever lyrics and an infectious sound. The band released their first full length album Meat and Candy, which is RIAA-certified GOLD and called a “deceptively smart, occasionally cheeky, stellar debut,” by Entertainment Weekly. The debut album produced their PLATINUM track “Break Up With Him,” GOLD hit “Snapback,” and single “Song For Another Time,” which hit No. 1 the on Billboard Country Airplay and MediaBase charts.

 

In 2016, the band was notably named ACM New Group of the Year, ACCA Breakthrough Group of the Year, AIMP Songwriter Artist of the Year and Music Row Breakthrough Artist of the Year. Old Dominion consists of lead singer Matthew Ramsey, lead guitarist Brad Tursi, multi-instrumentalist Trevor Rosen, bassist Geoff Sprung and drummer Whit Sellers.

 

 

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Special Movie Screening For Patsy Cline Movie On July 18th

Franklin Theater is holding a screening event that is open to the public for “When Patsy Cline Was Crazy” at 7pm on Tuesday, July 18th.

Here is the link to the webpage to buy tickets for only $10:

https://secure.franklintheatre.com/websales/pages/info.aspx?evtinfo=124624~cfe40b7d-1c56-4c4b-b937-600bdd7c5904&



#franklintn #franklin #franklintheater #movie #screening #patsycline

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Luke Combs And Co-Writers Celebrate “Hurricane”

L-R: Chris Kappy, MAKE/WAKE Management, Bradley Collins – BMI, Scott Borcheta – Big Machine Music Publishing, Jonathan Singleton – 50 Egg Music Publishing, Chris Ogelsby – BMG Music Publishing, Mike Molinar – Big Machine Music Publishing, Jeff Catton – InTune Entertainment, Will Overton –Warner Chappell, Lynn Oliver-Cline – River House Artists, Randy Goodman – SonyMusic Nashville. (Photo by Steve Lowry.)

Luke Combs joined his BMI co-writers Thomas Archer and Taylor Phillips at downtown Nashville’s ACME Feed and Seed to celebrate their two-week No. 1 PLATINUM-certified hit. Yesterday’s celebration was an especially momentous occasion as the single marks the first No.1 for Combs, Archer and Thomas. Friends, family and Nashville industry gathered to commemorate the success of “Hurricane” as the first debut artist single to top the chart for multiple weeks since Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise” and the first debut solo male to accomplish the task since Darius Rucker in 2008.

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LANco Unveils Mural At Flipside On 12South

LANco pictured with creator, Neon Lumberjack.

LANco recently unveiled a beautiful mural at Flipside on 12South in Nashville created by Neon Lumberjack.  It is based on their current single, “Greatest Love Story”.

Grab a delicious chicken sandwich at Flipside, and check it out soon.  Only on display for a limited time.

Inside Flipside on 12South

Watch the video for “Greatest Love Story” by clicking here.

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Mary Sarah Celebrates Birthday With New Single: “Without You” Out Today

Photo credit: Katie Kauss

Texas songstress Mary Sarah kicks off her birthday (#77Seventeen) with the release of her new single “Without You” out today on all digital platforms.  The modern traditionalist co-wrote the tune with David Garcia, Bart Butler and Mike Walker.  This is Mary Sarah’s first single since her time on the ‘Voice’ and what better way to send it out than to debut the track on her birthday as a gift to her fans.  Purchase/Stream “Without You” at the links below.

ITunes: http://smarturl.it/MSWithoutYou
Spotify: http://smarturl.it/MSWithoutYouSpotify

Photo credit: Katie Kauss

GET CONNECTED WITH MARY SARAH
Website || www.marysarah.com
Facebook || www.facebook.com/MarySarahMusic
Twitter || twitter.com/MarySarahMusic
Instagram || https://www.instagram.com/marysarahmusic
YouTube || https://www.youtube.com/user/MarySarahMusic

 

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Our Favorite Moments From CMA Music Festival 2017

Garth Brooks performs on night one of CMA Music Festival as a surprise guest. Photo credit: Courtney Davidson

CMA Music Festival is always one of our favorite times of the year when downtown Nashville is filled with country music and fans from around the world converge on our great city.

We thought we would relive some of our favorite moments from the festival in anticipation of it airing on ABC on August 16th beginning at 7pm/central, and because we just want to go back.

1) It put a smile on our faces to walk across the pedistrian bridge first thing on Thursday and spot all those people decked out in pink walking with all those cute dogs in Miranda Lambert’s Muttnation to help get numerous dogs needing a forever home adopted.  Loved the start and could not have asked for a more perfect day to start the festival.

2) Who didn’t love it when Garth Brooks surprised us on night one of the nightly concerts at Nissan Stadium? Always the consummate entertainer, and we loved every minute of it.

3) We loved Warner Music night at Ascend Amphitheatre and hearing new artist Cale Dodds.  Such personality and great songs.  One to watch.

4) Interviewing Luke Pell and getting to see him perform live for the first time on the Chevy Park stage.  Nice, talented guy who most will remember from Jojo’s season of “The Bachelorette”.

5) Attending High Valley’s fan club party at Warner Music on Music Row.  Sometimes it was just nice to get away from all the hustle & bustle downtown.  High Valley especially impressed.  Loved their harmonies and hearing them live for the first time.   They have this great blend of traditional country blended with today’s radio-friendly sound as they incorporate lots of the bluegrass instruments missing from most country artists’ music today.

6) Attending anything over at Warner Music for the Warner Sound during the festival with the cool Bic Lounge offering men free shaves and everyone 21 & up free drinks.  It was very relaxing just being over there.

7) Attending Sofar Nashville, a surprise pop-up show that happened at Warner Music on Music Row.  We especially loved Australian artist Morgan Evans signed to Warner Music and engaged to Kelsea Ballerini.  Great personality, voice, and good music.  It was a relaxing time.

8) City of Hope celebrity softball game is always a fun time, but it sure was hot out there that day.  Still fun and they broke their record for attendance this year.

9) Pandora’s “Sounds Like Country” concert was a fun time.  Boy, that line seemed neverending to get in, but worth it to see RaeLynn, Old Dominion, and Jake Owen at Marathon Music Works.

10) The Pepsi Firehouse was a cool experience with great food, specialty drinks, a chance to hear some new music from a few up and coming artists, and getting to see Devin Dawson perform an intimate set in a very cool setting.

Bonus: Kicking off the festival with Sony’s LANco at Flipside in 12South area enjoying drinks and checking out their new mural inspired by their new single, “American Love Story”, painted by artist Neon Lumberjack.

LANco with mural artist Neon Lumberjack

Don’t miss CMA Music Festival airing on ABC on August 16th at 7pm/central to see many of the nightly performances hosted by Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini.

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Curb Introduces Little Feather With “Hillbilly Love Song (Hey Y’all)”

Curb Records announces the signing of award-winning group Little Feather, whose debut single premieres today on Huffington Post .  The single “Hillbilly Love Song (Hey Y’all)” is available here. This autobiographical debut single release showcases the band’s organically-optimisitic acoustic playing, and the lead singer’s vintage-modern vocal skills.  The forthcoming self-titled album will be released September 29.

The acoustic driven band is fronted by lead vocalist Liz Sharpe.  Steeped in tradition, Liz is a coal miner’s daughter with a family lineage that connects the young Pikeville, Kentucky singer to award-winning traditionalist Patty Loveless and to the Queen of Country herself, Loretta Lynn.

Liz’s resumé reads like a New York Times best seller including lending harmonies for such diverse acts as Holly Williams and Michael Bolton.  She penned a song titled “Float Along, Little Feather,” and upon careful listening she knew she was onto a sound that she wanted to explore deeper.  She and her husband, Aaron Spraggs (drums), approached Dylan Rowe (bass player), Sam Brooker (rhythm guitar and harmony), Shannon Campbell (guitar, mandolin, banjo, harmony and Glen Campbell’s son), and Pat Boyer (guitar and slide).  Thus, Little Feather was born.  Take one listen to the music and you’ll hear why this new generation of rustic, heart-on-the-sleeve sound is quickly attracting the ears of many listeners.

The easy-going, fun-loving band has been blowing up social media with their innovative “Drive-Thru Concert” series on Facebook and YouTube. They literally pile into a van, order a meal, and then pick and sing their way to the drive-thru window causing impromptu reactions by employees who can’t help but start dancing and singing along with them.  The videos, which have amassed nearly two million views, have gone over so well that earlier this month Little Feather enjoyed their first taste of success by winning a Silver Telly Award in the Music Video category at the 38th Annual Telly Awards that honors the best in film and video.  

“Words can’t express how happy my band and I are to share our music with the world,” says Liz Sharpe.  “The music has been incubating for awhile now, but Little Feather is getting ready to fly!”

Little Feather’s self-titled debut album on Curb will be released on September 29.  To learn more visit Little Feather.  Follow them on Instagram @littlefeatherband, Twitter @lilfeathermusic and
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/littlefeathermusic/ .

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