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Travis Tritt Set To Appear In New Feature Film, ‘Forever My Girl’

Multi-award winning artist and country music hit-maker Travis Tritt will appear on the big screen in the feature film, Forever My Girl, in theaters beginning Friday, January 19th. Tritt plays the role of a bartender and is featured in the movie performing “Slowing Down;” an original song written by Paul Overstreet.

Forever My Girl tells the story of Country music super-star Liam Page (Alex Roe) who left his bride, Josie (Jessica Rothe), at the altar choosing fame and fortune instead. However, Liam never got over Josie, his one true love, nor did he ever forget his Southern roots in the small community where he was born and raised. When he unexpectedly returns to his hometown for the funeral of his high school best friend, Liam is suddenly faced with the consequences of all that he left behind.

The southern-rock influenced artist also made this week’s Billboard top-grossing Hot Tours.  He joins an impressive list of performers, including Coldplay, Billy Joel, The Killers, and more.  For a list of dates and markets in which Travis Tritt is set to perform, visit www.TravisTritt.com/tour.

About Forever My Girl: Forever My Girl is a film about big dreams, true love and second chances. This drama, directed by Bethany Ashton Wolf, is based upon the novel by Heidi McLaughlin. Distributed by Roadside Attractions the film was produced by Mickey Liddell, Pete Shilaimon and Jennifer Monroe. Forever My Girl is starring Alex Roe, Jessica Rothe, Abby Ryder Fortson, Travis Tritt, Judith Hoag and Benjamin Hickey. For more information on the film visit www.forevermygirlthemovie.com and follow the official Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

About Travis Tritt: Nearly three decades after Travis Tritt launched his music career, the Grammy award-winning artist continues to sell out shows and stay true and relevant to Country music fans across the globe. A Marietta, Ga. native, Travis Tritt is dubbed one of “The Class of ‘89,” which included Country music superstars Garth Brooks, Clint Black and Alan Jackson; all of whom dominated the charts in the early ‘90s.  Among his eleven studio albums and numerous charted singles are nineteen Top 10 hits, including “Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde,” “Here’s A Quarter” and “It’s A Great Day To Be Alive.” His career has produced millions in album sales, two Grammy award wins and multiple No. 1 singles on the Country radio charts. Most recently, Tritt has been performing across the country on his A Man and His Guitar tour (view upcoming dates here). For more information on Travis Tritt, visit his website TravisTritt.com and follow him on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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Country Newcomer Kassi Ashton Releases “California, Missouri”

Newcomer Kassi Ashton, recently named “Who to Watch” by Huffington Post, The Tennessean, and radio personality Bobby Bones’ Class of 2018, releases “California, Missouri” to all digital partners yesterday. Listen HERE.

 

Quickly making a name for herself with her soulful voice and authentic songwriting, Kassi shares, “This is the song I always knew I wanted to write. It’s an intro in to everything I am.” In the deeply personal song, Kassi digs into her experience as a self-described black sheep, ridiculed for her individuality and ready to break away. “I want the people who live here [California, Mo.] to hear it and know that I love them, but I also want them to know how bad it hurt,” she continues. “I also want them to realize that the hurt and the beauty is what made me who I am completely.”

 

In addition to writing the autobiographical “California, Missouri,” Kassi created the concept and graphics for the song artwork. “This is my introduction to the world,” she says. “I wanted people to get more than just a pretty picture.” Comprised of seven layered images all shot at her father’s farm, Kassi aimed for “high fashion editorial in front of a cliché, but honest, rural country background.” The multiple layers each have significant meaning and range from one of her high school senior pictures, a time when the young songwriter says, “dreams were still dreams,” to a pile of junk outside her dad’s shop and a horse trailer. Kassi explains, “I’ve always tried to make beauty out of a mess – and I’m kind of a creative mess – and it’s unconventional. I like things that are unconventional and skipped over.” One of the final images is of three-year-old Kassi performing at her grandparents’ home. Thinking back on all of those years with one goal in mind, Kassi shares, “I’ve thought about this my entire life – every day since I was that age – and now I’m living it.”

 

For a more in-depth, unapologetic view into Kassi’s “California, Missouri,” visit www.KassiAshton.com.

 

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Granger Smith Launches 2018 DON’T TREAD ON ME Tour With First Ever New York City Show At Famed Irving Plaza

Hit maker Granger Smith brought the YEE YEE Nation brand of country to the city last night during an electrifying show at New York City’s famed Irving Plaza, marking both the launch of his 2018 DON’T TREAD ON ME TOUR and his New York City full band debut show. Playing to a packed house, Smith performed a charged set of songs from his new album When The Good Guys Win, mixed with beloved tracks from previous records.  This headlining tour will take him to every corner of the US and bookends with a run of shows in Canada in April.

Smith, whose hits include the No. 1 RIAA GOLD “Backroad Song,” “If The Boot Fits” and current single “Happens Like That,” has steadily and swiftly built his career and aptly birthed an unparalleled brand. Dubbed YEE YEE Nation, his rabid and energized followers continue to show up in droves and last night was no exception. “This show is special because not only is it the first time we’ve played New York City, but because this is such a packed house,” Smith told the crowd. “It’s cool to see so many country fans in one of the greatest music cities in the world.” Digital Journal wrote, ”Granger Smith put on a high-octane live concert in the heart of New York City and gave his Manhattan fans a night of country music to remember.”

The tour launches as his latest single “Happens Like That” is set to break into the top 15 powered by fan support nationwide.  Granger Smith’s connection to his fans is unique even among the country genre.  As Smith criss-crosses the nation on this tour, he continues to call fans daily fulfilling a pledge he made to personally call everyone that bought his latest album during release week.

Over the course of his groundbreaking career, Granger Smith has amassed a massive and rabid audience now known as “YEE YEE Nation” built through heavy touring and grassroots fan engagement. He now has a social media following of over 6.5 million and over a quarter of a BILLION online video views. Flagship artist on BBR Music Group’s Wheelhouse Records, Smith broke onto the national scene with Remington, an album that garnered him the No. 1 single “Backroad Song.” Smith was also awarded a BMI Country Award for writing, producing, publishing and performing “Backroad Song” and followed it with the Top 5 hit, “If The Boot Fits.” “Backroad Song” was one of the Top 10 Most Played country singles of 2016 according to Mediabase and has been certified RIAA GOLD. He was nominated as Best New Country Artist for the 2017 iHeartRadio Awards and was included in the 2017 crop of artists honored during the CRS “New Faces” show. Smith’s new album When The Good Guys Win, includes “Happens Like That,” the #1 Most Added at Mediabase the week of release. He is currently headlining his “Don’t Tread On Me” nationwide tour. www.grangersmith.com

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TUNE-IN: MIDLAND To Perform On THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT On Jan. 23rd

Photo credit: Harper Smith for Big Machine Records

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Show: THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT
Date: Tuesday, January 23
Time: 11:35P | 10:35P (CT)
Network: CBS (Check local listings)
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NASHVILLE, TN (January 19, 2018) Critically-acclaimed MIDLAND will perform the foot-tapping, optimistic Top 15-and-rising sophomore-single “Make A Little” on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT.  Tune-in to CBS on Tuesday, January 23 at 11:35P ET/10:35P CT (check local listings)
The eclectic trio have garnered praise for their debut album, ON THE ROCKS (Big Machine Records), with GRAMMY nominations for Best Country Duo/Group Performance and Best Country Song for their chart-topping GOLD-certified freshman single, “Drinkin’ Problem.”

 

Beginning in February, Midland will join Little Big Town’s THE BREAKERS TOUR along with Kacey Musgraves. For more information about new music and a full list of upcoming tour dates, visit MidlandOfficial.com.

ABOUT MIDLAND: Hailing from Dripping Springs, TX lead vocalist Mark Wystrach fronts Midland’s rich sound that is rounded out with lead guitarist Jess Carson and bass player Cameron Duddy. Rooted in tradition in both sound and style, the trio initially garnered attention playing clubs in the region. Their GOLD-certified lead single “Drinkin’ Problem,”which offers an intentional nod to Country music reminiscent of the 1970s and 80s, earned the band their first Grammy Award nominations for Best Country Song and Best Country Duo/Group Performance. Midland followed the chart-topper with their optimistic tune, “Make A Little,” which began impacting Country radio on September 25. Their critically-acclaimed freshman album, ON THE ROCKS, available now on Big Machine Records, features 13 tracks with songwriting credits from each member alongside hitmakers Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne. Launching to rave reviews from notable outlets like Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone Country with The Washington Post touted ON THE ROCKS as “the year’s best Country Album.”  The Dann-Huff produced album earned the No. 1 position on Billboard’s Top Country Album Sales chart upon release.

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UMG Nashville Releases 19 Song Original Soundtrack For The Feature Film FOREVER MY GIRL

UMG Nashville releases the highly anticipated 19 song soundtrack to the feature film Forever My Girl today. Assembled by executive music producer Brett Boyett, the star-studded soundtrack includes brand new original songs along with classics from some of the most respected names in country music. Artists include reigning CMA Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town performing their harmony soaked “Can’t Go Back,” premier American acoustic vocalist Dan Tyminski with his new track “Can’t Tame A Fire,” and critical darling Lauren Alaina and her original song “Wings Of An Angel.” Alaina also performs a duet with Little Big Town’s Phillip Sweet titled “Enough.” Additionally, Josh Turner, Travis Tritt, Canaan Smith, Mickey Guyton, Alex Roe, Destin Bennett, Brett Boyett, and Abby Ryder Fortson have all recorded original songs for the soundtrack.

 

The digital-only soundtrack is available worldwide, and Forever My Girl releases wide in theatres today. Fans can listen to the entire soundtrack HERE. Written and directed by Bethany Ashton Wolf based upon the novel by Heidi McLaughlin, the film stars Alex Roe, Jessica Rothe, Abby Ryder Fortson, Travis Tritt and John Benjamin Hickey The official trailer for the movie can be viewed HERE and the full track listing to the soundtrack is as follows:

 

FOREVER MY GIRL SOUNDTRACK:

  1.  Little White Church – Little Big Town
    2.  Don’t Water Down My Whiskey – Alex Roe – Original Song
    3.  Enough – Alex Roe – Original Song
    4.  Can’t Tame A Fire – Dan Tyminski – Original Song
    5.  Can’t Go Back – Little Big Town
    6.  Back From Gone – Josh Turner  – Original Song
    7.  Who Needs Mexico – Canaan Smith – Original Song
    8.  Silver and Gold – Little Big Town
    9.  Wings Of An Angel – Lauren Alaina – Original Song
    10. Live Forever – Little Big Town
    11. Little Red Wagon – Miranda Lambert
  2. Caught Up In Your Storm – Mickey Guyton – Original Song
    13. Slowing Down – Travis Tritt – Original Song
    14. Wild And Free – Destin Bennett – Original Song
    15. Solid Ground – Brett Boyett – Original Song
    16. Smokin’ and Cryin’ – Alex Roe – Original Song
    17. Finally Home – Alex Roe and Abby Ryder Fortson – Original Song
    18. Always and Forever – Canaan Smith – Original Song
    19. Enough (reprise) – Lauren Alaina and Phillip Sweet – Original Song

 

ABOUT UMG NASHVILLE

Universal Music Group Nashville consists of Capitol Records Nashville, EMI Records Nashville, MCA Nashville and Mercury Nashville. Reading like a “who’s who” of Music Row, the combined rosters include Alan Jackson, Billy Currington, Brandon Lay, Brothers Osborne, Canaan Smith, Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Clare Dunn, Darius Rucker, Dierks Bentley, Easton Corbin, Eric Church, Eric Paslay, Gary Allan, George Strait, Jon Pardi, Jordan Davis, Josh Turner, Kacey Musgraves, Kassi Ashton, Keith Urban, Kip Moore, Lady Antebellum, Lauren Alaina, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Maddie & Tae, Mickey Guyton, Sam Hunt, Shania Twain, Sugarland, The Band Perry, Travis Denning, Tyminski and Vince Gill.

 

ABOUT ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS

Since its founding in 2003, ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS films have grossed over $300M and garnered nineteen Academy Award® nominations.  Roadside has released such critical and commercial hits as Manchester by the Sea, Beatriz at Dinner, Stronger, Love & Friendship, Hello My Name is Doris, Mr. Holmes, Love & Mercy, A Most Wanted Man, Dear White People, The Skeleton Twins, All Is Lost, Mud, Winter’s Bone, The Cove, Arbitrage, Margin Call and Super-Size Me. Its upcoming slate includes Forever My Girl, starring Alex Roe, Jessica Rothe, Abby Ryder Fortson, Travis Tritt, Judith Hoag and John Benjamin Hickey; Sally Potter’s The Party, starring Cillian Murphy, Patricia Clarkson, Kristin Scott Thomas and Timothy Spall; Jon and Andrew Erwin’s I Can Only Imagine, starring Dennis Quaid, Cloris Leachman, Trace Adkins, Priscilla Shirer, and Broadway’s J. Michael Finley and Richard Loncraine’s Finding Your Feet starring Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie, David Hayman, John Sessions and Joanna Lumley, among others.

 

ABOUT LD ENTERTAINMENT

LD Entertainment is an independent film studio that finances the development, production and distribution of elevated and thoughtful films and television. Founded in 2007 by veteran television and film executive Mickey Liddell, LD Entertainment has produced numerous award winning films covering all genres.

 

LD’s recent films include the Academy Award nominated Jackie, starring Natalie Portman and directed by Pablo Larrain, The Zookeeper’s Wife starring Jessica Chastain and directed by Niki Caro and Megan Leavey starring Kate Mara and directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite. Past films include Anthropoid with Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan, The Grey starring Liam Neeson and Risen starring Joseph Fiennes and Cliff Curtis. LD has also produced and received Oscar nominations for the poignant and complex films Biutiful starring Javier Bardem and Albert Nobbs starring Glen Close.

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LANCO’s Debut Album HALLELUJAH NIGHTS Available Everywhere Today

“LANCO is on a roll not even a month into the new year” (Taste of Country) as the PLATINUM selling breakthrough band unleashes their debut album HALLELUJAH NIGHTS (Arista Nashville) today, January 19th. As the hype continues, LANCO will perform their multi-week PLATINUM No. One hit “Greatest Love Story” on The Bachelor (1/22 at 7:00P CT on ABC) on Monday, before taking their anthemic single “Born To Love You” to TODAY (1/25 at 7:00A ET/CT on NBC) and Jimmy Kimmel Live!  on Thursday (1/25 at 10:35P CT on ABC). Additionally, fans can join the band for two intimate record signings, as they kick things off at Nashville’s legendary Ernest Tubb Record Store this Sunday (1/21 1:00pm CT) and the new Opry City Stage in New York City (1/24 at 2:00pm ET.) Listen to HALLELUJAH NIGHTS now at all digital and streaming outlets.

In case you missed it, LANCO made their debut on The Ellen Degeneres Show this week and the renowned host claims, “you have to watch this”: http://bit.ly/2DktQrw

Heralded as “one of the most-anticipated albums of 2018” (Rolling Stone), HALLELUJAH NIGHTS features 11 tracks co-written by the band’s lead singer and namesake, Brandon Lancaster. To capture the electric energy of their live performance, producer Jay Joyce maintained LANCO’s signature organic sound which continues to be applauded by critics and fans alike.

“With drummer Tripp Howell leading the percussive charge, its tracks dance and pulse with quasi-anthemic tendencies behind Brandon Lancaster’s relatable, every-man vocals. The band weaves playful gang vocals into several titles — particularly the good-timin’ “Trouble Maker” — helping them generate audience involvement in their live shows.” – Billboard

“11-song collection that puts an anthemic spin on young love and small-town life..many of the songs are interwoven with repeating themes and characters.” – The Tennessean

“The human connection and deliberation truly makes Hallelujah Nights stand out among its modern peers. There’s an actual song cycle, with the end of one track bleeding into the next. It’s possible to discern that each story is happening in the same town to the same characters.” – Rolling Stone

“Blends fresh sonic sounds to make an ear-pleasing blend of instrumentals backing up the lyrics of frontman Brandon Lancaster. Roots Rock, Country/Pop and Alternative/Folk are all blended into an interesting stew on LANCO’s debut album.” – Roughstock

“Sense of nostalgia….underlines the album’s theme of living in the present, but celebrating and cherishing the past.” – ABC News Radio

Rooted in the southern storytelling of Country music with the modern punch of rock & roll, HALLELUJAH NIGHTS (Arista Nashville) is LANCO’s coming-of-age debut album. Equal parts nostalgic and forward-thinking, the record breathes new life into universal themes with their two-week No. ONE PLATINUM hit “Greatest Love Story” and its follow-up anthemic current single “Born To Love You.” They are now the only Country band to achieve a PLATINUM single prior to a debut album release. LANCO’s story begins in the small towns where all five bandmates — Lancaster, bassist Chandler Baldwin, multi-instrumentalist Jared Hampton, drummer Tripp Howell and lead guitarist Eric Steedly — were raised. After they crossed paths in Nashville during their early 20s, LANCO bonded over that shared southern adolescence, while hoping to build a new life in a bigger city. “Few bands have have generated as much buzz as LANCO” (Pop Culture) as their self-titled debut EP, has gained more than 100 million streams. Named “the band to watch” by Bobby Bones, CMT, Entertainment Weekly, Hits Magazine, Pandora, Rolling Stone, Pandora, Spotify, SIRUIS XM and more, LANCO gained their status from touring the country’s top festivals with their “twangy rock, blistering guitars and chugging rhythms” (Nashville Scene) at Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Watershed, Faster Horses and more. For more information on LANCO and upcoming tour dates, visit www.LANCOMusic.com

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Fall Out Boy’s New Album, M A N I A, Out Now, Hits #1 In 30 Countries

Photo credit: Pamela Littky

After months of anticipation, multi-platinum selling, Grammy-nominated Chicago band Fall Out Boy release their seventh studio album M A N   I    A today on Island Records/DCD2 Records. The album is available across all DSPs NOW and has already hit #1 on iTunes in 30 countries, including the U.S, UK, Australia, Canada and France. The band also released a new music video for the track “Church” directed by Daveion Thompson – watch HERE.

 

Fall Out Boy will bring M A N   I    A on the road to 25+ U.S. cities beginning August 29 in Uniondale, NY with special guest Machine Gun Kelly on all dates. Gym Class Heroes, Every Time I Die, Against The Current, State Champs, L.I.F.T., and nothing,nowhere will each join the tour on select dates to be announced. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, January 22 at 10am local through Thursday, January 25 at 10pm local. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Friday, January 26 at 10 a.m. local time. For complete presale details and ticket information, please visit www.ticketmaster.com. $1 from every ticket sold will go to the Fall Out Boy Fund benefiting charities throughout Chicago. Prior to the U.S. run, the band will continue their global tour with dates across Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Asia. For a complete list of tour dates, please visit https://falloutboy.com/tour.

On September 8, Fall Out Boy will return to their hometown for a special homecoming milestone – their first-ever headline show at Chicago’s iconic Wrigley Field. The band previously performed at Wrigley as MLB’s first-ever live musical performance on Opening Night in April 2015. Most recently, Fall Out Boy took over the 7th inning stretch and sang “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” on September 16, 2017 when the Cubs hosted the St. Louis Cardinals – a game at which Pete Wentz also had the honor of throwing the game’s ceremonial first pitch.

 

“I grew up going to games with my dad at Wrigley,” says Pete Wentz. “This stadium contains so much magic from being a kid…. I can’t think of somewhere closer to me to come home and play a show at in Chicago.”

 

The band celebrated the album’s release this week with performances on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night and Good Morning America this morning, along with an appearance on MTV’s TRL on Wednesday. They will perform on The Late Late Show with James Corden on January 31.

 

M A N   I    A Track List:

  1. Stay Frosty Royal Milk Tea
  2. The Last Of The Real Ones
  3. HOLD ME TIGHT OR DON’T
  4. Wilson (Expensive Mistakes)
  5. Church
  6. Heaven’s Gate
  7. Champion
  8. Sunshine Riptide feat. Burna Boy
  9. Young And Menace
  10. Bishops Knife Trick

 

FALL OUT BOY – 2018 U.S. M A N   I    A TOUR DATES

*All dates with special guest Machine Gun Kelly unless otherwise noted

Date City Venue
Wednesday, August 29 Uniondale, NY NYCB LIVE, Home of The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Friday, August 31 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Saturday, September 1 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium
Sunday, September 2 Buffalo, NY KeyBank Center
Tuesday, September 4 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
Wednesday, September 5 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena
Thursday, September 6 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
Saturday, September 8 Chicago, IL Wrigley Field **Rise Against & Machine Gun Kelly
Sunday, September 9 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
Tuesday, September 11 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Wednesday, September 12 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
Friday, September 14 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Sunday, September 16 Orlando, FL Amway Center
Friday, September 21 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Saturday, September 22 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena
Sunday, September 23 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
Tuesday, September 25 El Paso, TX UTEP Don Haskins Center
Wednesday, September 26 Tucson, AZ Tucson Arena
Friday, September 28 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
Saturday, September 29 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
Sunday, September 30 San Jose, CA SAP Center
Tuesday, October 2 Boise, ID Taco Bell Arena
Wednesday, October 3 Salt Lake City, UT Vivint Smart Home Arena
Friday, October 5 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena
Saturday, October 6 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
Sunday, October 7 Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Tuesday, October 9 North Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
Wednesday, October 10 New Orleans. LA Smoothie King Center

 

M A N   I    A

https://falloutboy.lnk.to/mania

 

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Help Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation Fill The Little Red Wagon On The LIVIN’ LIKE HIPPIES Tour

Miranda Lambert has found the perfect way to nurture two of her passions – music and mutts. In every community during her 24-city 2018 Livin’ Like Hippies Tour, Miranda’s 501c3 nonprofit, MuttNation Foundation, will collect dog food, treats, supplies & cash donations for a local shelter at the “Fill the Little Red Wagon” activation, located at the entrance of each venue before the show.

Photo credit: Becky Fluke

Lambert, who owns 8 rescue dogs, says, “I always try to combine my two passions which are music & mutts. I’ve gotten to meet some amazing people that run shelters in the communities where we perform, and I always love connecting with other dog-loving fans.”

 

Supporters can drop off their donations and sign up for a chance to win a meet and greet with the mutt-loving and celebrated superstar, presented by Live Nation & MuttNation. Check venue sites online for Little Red Wagon collection times.

 

1/18/2018         Greenville, SC                    Bon Secours Arena                                         Greenville Humane Society

1/19/2018         Orlando, FL                        Amway Center                                                 Pet Alliance

1/20/2018         Atlanta, GA                         Infinite Energy Arena                                   Furkids

2/1/2018           Tacoma, WA                     Tacoma Dome                                                 Humane Society

2/2/2018           Spokane, WA                     Spokane Arena                                                 SCRAPS-Spokane Country Regional Animal Protection Services

2/3/2018           Eugene, OR                        Matthew Knight Arena                                 To be announced

2/8/2018           Sacramento, CA               Golden 1 Center                                               Happy Tails

2/9/2018           Fresno, CA                          Save Mart Center at Fresno State             To be announced

2/10/2018         Los Angeles, CA                The Forum                                                         To be announced

2/15/2018         San Diego, CA                    Viejas Arena                                                      Helen Woodward Animal Shelter for SD

2/16/2018         Ontario, CA                        Citizens Business Bank Arena                    To be announced

2/17/2018         Phoenix, AZ                       Talking Stick Resort Arena                         Rockstar Rescue

3/1/2018           Knoxville, TN                    Thompson Boling Arena                              Humane Society for Knoxville

3/2/2018           Lexington, KY                   Rupp Arena                                                        Lexington Humane Society

3/3/2018           Cleveland, OH                   Wolstein Center                                               Friendship Animal Protective League of Lorain County

3/8/2018           Omaha, NE                         CenturyLink Center                                       Hearts United Animal Shelter

3/9/2018           Oklahoma City, OK         Chesapeake Energy Arena                          Second Chance Animal Shelter

3/10/2018         Little Rock, AR                 Verizon Arena                                                  Pulaski County Humane Society

3/15/2018         Des Moines, IA                  Wells Fargo Arena                                          AHeinz 57 Pet Rescue

3/16/2018         St. Louis, MO                     Scottrade Center                                             APA Adoption Center

3/17/2018         Kansas City, MO               Sprint Center                                                     Wayside Waifs

3/22/2018         Newark, NJ                        Prudential Center                                           See Spot Rescued

3/23/2018         State College, PA              Bryce Jordan Center                                      Centre County PAWS

3/24/2018         Winston-Salem, NC        Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum     Forsyth Humane Society

About MuttNation Foundation

Founded by Miranda and her mom, Bev Lambert, in 2009, MuttNation is a donation-supported 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to promote the adoption of shelter pets, advance spay & neuter and educate the public about the benefits of these actions. MuttNation also works with transport partners to assist and relocate animals under threat of euthanasia and during times of natural disaster. With a goal of finding a forever home for every shelter animal, MuttNation supports animal rescues across the country, hosts adoption events throughout the year, provides positive reinforcement for the shelter adoption experience, works to raise awareness for its causes and develops and implements initiatives to further its mission-driven goals.  www.muttnation.com

 

About Miranda Lambert

Vanner Records/RCA Records Nashville singer/songwriter Miranda Lambert is the reigning ACM Female Vocalist of the Year, having been bestowed this honor for eight consecutive years. Her accolades include 2 Grammy Awards, 13 (CMA) Country Music Associations Awards, and 28 (ACM) Academy of Country Music Awards as well as many other honors, including the prestigious Harmony Award from the Nashville Symphony.

The Texas native released her most recent effort, a double album titled The Weight of These Wings in November 2016, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. She touts six studio albums to her repertoire; Kerosene (2005), Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2007), Revolution (2009), Four The Record (2011) and Platinum (2014), the latter earning Lambert a GRAMMY Award for Best Country Album, in addition to her previous GRAMMY win for Best Female Country Vocal Performance in 2010 for “The House That Built Me.”  The first song released from The Weight Of These Wings, “Vice,” received multiple Grammy and ACM Award nominations. For More Information  www.Mirandalambert.com

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Keith Urban (And Fans) Announce “GRAFFITI U WORLD TOUR 2018” During Live Streamed Pop-Up Performance

At an unannounced pop-up show last night at Nashville’s Exit/In, GRAMMY Award winner Keith Urban enlisted his fans to officially announce his “GRAFFITI U WORLD TOUR 2018,” and also took the opportunity to reveal that his forthcoming album will be called GRAFFITI U.  During a 2-hour surprise show, in front of a crowd of 350 lucky fans that poured out onto the streets, Urban also took time to introduce and perform with GRAMMY nominee Kelsea Ballerini, who will accompany Urban on the North American leg, as his supporting act.

 

It was Urban’s fans who took center stage for the tour announcement – a live streamed event that saw them during the feed, in cities across the country announcing the “GRAFFITI U WORLD TOUR 2018” on white poster boards –  http://smarturl.it/KU-FanVideo.

 

“I’ve been full-on writing, recording, collaborating and creating with some incredibly talented people for GRAFFITI U, a lot of whom I’ve never worked with before,” said Urban.  “I can hear how some of the songs will translate live already, which really makes putting on a new show so exhilarating and I loved having our fans included in the announcement of the tour because it’s their tour too.”

 

The 58-city tour will kick off on June 15th at St. Louis’s Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre and will include 10 shows in Canada (supporting act TBA) as well as visits to cities in Nevada, Oregon, Alabama and Arkansas that Urban has yet to headline.  Urban’s shows have become concert events that electrify.  They’re unexpected, if not unpredictable, and have been hailed by media around the world as a “concert experience not to be missed.” The tour will feature many of Urban’s 23 #1 songs, as well as brand new songs that have never been performed live and an all-new concert production that promises to be as spectacular as never before.

 

“I remember hearing Keith Urban songs that stopped me in my tracks and made me want to drop everything and chase that kind of lyric and heart filled artistry,” says Ballerini. “He’s the best in the business and I can’t wait to fangirl and learn from him this year. Truly an honor to tour with him.”

 

Ballerini continues her record-breaking momentum with acclaimed sophomore album UNAPOLOGETICALLY (Black River Entertainment) featuring Top 10 single “Legends.” Regarded as her “grown-up statement” (Rolling Stone), the album follows her history-making GOLD debut THE FIRST TIME that delivered three consecutive #1, PLATINUM-certified smashes – “Love Me Like You Mean It,” “Peter Pan,” “Dibs” – making her the only female artist in Country music to achieve this accolade. Praised by The New York Times as an “elegant songwriter,” Ballerini was most recently honored with the ASCAP Vanguard Award and ACM Gene Weed Milestone Award.

 

 

THE GRAFFITI U WORLD TOUR 2018

Fri Jun 15                               St. Louis, MO                        Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Sat Jun 16                             Indianapolis, IN                   Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center

Fri Jun 22                               Clarkston, MI                       DTE Energy Music Theatre

Sat Jun 23                             Pittsburgh, PA                      KeyBank Pavilion

Wed Jun 27                           Saratoga Springs, NY         Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Fri Jun 29                               Toronto, ON                         Budweiser Stage

Sat Jun 30                             Toronto, ON                         Budweiser Stage

Thu Jul 5                                Gilford, NH                           Bank of NH Pavilion

Fri Jul 6                                  Gilford, NH                           Bank of NH Pavilion

Sun Jul 8                                Canandaigua, NY                CMAC

Fri Jul 13                                Salt Lake City, UT                USANA Amphitheatre

Sat Jul 14                               Denver, CO                           Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

Sun Jul 15                              Albuquerque, NM               Isleta Amphitheater

Fri Jul 20                                Mountain View, CA            Shoreline Amphitheatre

Sat Jul 21                               Lake Tahoe, NV                   Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys

Sun Jul 22                              Lake Tahoe, NV                   Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys

Fri Jul 27                                Raleigh, NC                           Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek

Sat Jul 28                               Charlotte, NC                       PNC Music Pavilion

Sun Jul 29                              Alpharetta, GA                    Verizon Amphitheatre

Fri Aug 3                                Philadelphia, PA                  BB&T Pavilion

Sat Aug 4                              Mansfield, MA                     Xfinity Center

Sun Aug 5                              Bangor, ME                          Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion

Fri Aug 10                             Cleveland, OH                      Blossom Music Center

Sat Aug 11                            Bristow, VA                          Jiffy Lube Live

Sun Aug 12                           Virginia Beach, VA              Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater

Wed Aug 15                         Rogers, AR                            Walmart AMP*

Fri Aug 17                             Kansas City, MO                  Sprint Center

Sat Aug 18                            Chicago, IL                            Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Sun Aug 19                           Cincinnati, OH                      Riverbend Music Center

Fri Aug 24                             Nashville, TN                        Bridgestone Arena

Sat Aug 25                            Orange Beach, AL               The Wharf Amphitheater

Sun Aug 26                           Tuscaloosa, AL                     Tuscaloosa Amphitheater

Fri Sept 7                               Uncasville, CT                       Mohegan Sun Arena

Sat Sept 8                             Uncasville, CT                       Mohegan Sun Arena

Fri Sept 14                            Ottawa, ON                          Canadian Tire Centre*

Sat Sept 15                           London, ON                          Budweiser Gardens*

Wed Sept 19                        Winnipeg, MB                      Bell MTS Place*

Fri Sept 21                            Saskatoon, SK                       SaskTel Centre*

Sat Sept 22                           Edmonton, AB                     Rogers Place*

Sun Sept 23                          Calgary, AB                           ScotiaBank Saddledome*

Tue Sept 25                          Vancouver, BC                     Rogers Arena*

Thu Sept 27                          Eugene, OR                          Matthew Knight Arena

Fri Sept 28                            Boise, ID                                Taco Bell Arena

Sat Sept 29                           Missoula, MT                       Adams Center

Thu Oct 4                              Phoenix, AZ                          Ak-Chin Pavilion

Fri Oct 5                                Laughlin, NV                         Laughlin Event Center

Fri Oct 12                              Peoria, IL                               Peoria Civic Center

Sat Oct 13                             Minneapolis, MN                Target Center

Sun Oct 14                            Grand Forks, ND                  Ralph Engelstad Arena

Thu Oct 18                            Toledo, OH                           Huntington Center

Fri Oct 19                              Grand Rapids, MI                Van Andel Arena

Sat Oct 20                             Louisville, KY                         KFC Yum! Center

Wed Oct 24                          Youngstown, OH                 Covelli Centre

Thu Oct 25                            Hershey, PA                          Giant Center

Sat Oct 27                             Brooklyn, NY                        Barclays Center

Sun Oct 28                            Charlottesville, VA              John Paul Jones Arena

Thu Nov 1                             Little Rock, AR                     Verizon Arena

Fri Nov 2                                New Orleans, LA                 Smoothie King Center

Sat Nov 3                              Dallas, TX                              American Airlines Center

* Supporting performer to be announced

 

 

For more official Keith Urban news and information go to www.keithurban.net.

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Kane Brown’s Gold-Certified Debut Album Returns To #1 On Billboard Top Country Albums Chart For Fourth Week

Photo credit: Brian Jamie

Kane Brown’s Gold-Certified self-titled debut album remains #1 on Billboard Top Country Albums Chart this week, marking the breakthrough singer/songwriters fourth week to top the Country Albums chart. With his return to #1, the breakthrough star becomes 2018’s first artist to achieve consecutive weeks at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart.

Remaining country’s best-selling new-artist debut of the past three years, the 24-year-old entertainer first topped the Billboard Top Country Albums chart when Kane Brown debuted #1 and concurrently entered the Top 10 all-genre Billboard 200 chart in December 2006.

In October 2017, Brown made history as he revisited the top Country Album position when he released the Deluxe Edition of his self-titled album which debuted 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums and Top 5 on Billboard 200 Charts. This same week, The singer/songwriter became the first artist ever to top all 5 Billboard  Country Charts with his breakthrough #1 Top Country Album; #1 debuting Country Digital Song, “Heaven”; and #1 Country Airplay, Hot Country Song and Country Streaming Song, the Platinum-certified “What Ifs” featuring Lauren Alaina.  The 24-year-old entertainer also made history in 2015 when his country EP made the highest debut in the Nielsen SoundScan era.

His current single, “Heaven,” is currently #3 on Billboard’s Country Digital Song Chart, #8 On Demand Country Audio Streams and Top 30-and-climbing at country radio

Less than a month ago, on Friday, December 15, the breakthrough vocalist sold out his first-ever headline arena concert at Landers Center, outside of Memphis, TN. Before 7,000-plus fans, the 24-year-old entertainer was surprised by his management, label, producer and music publishing team members who presented with a Gold RIAA certification for his self-titled debut album (and Deluxe Edition) which has accumulated over 500,000 physical sales and downloads including on-demand streams and track equivalents. Additionally, he received a plaque commemorating the history-making feat of being the first artist ever to score #1 on all 5 Billboard country charts simultaneously.

In addition to wrapping his sold-out headlining tour, Brown ended 2017 with several television appearances, including the national debut of “Heaven” on Good Morning America (December 6) as well as a performances of his #1 hit, “What Ifs” on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018” on New Year’s Eve and the CBS Special “A Home for the Holidays” (December 19), and an encore performance of “Heaven” on Good Morning America on New Year’s Day. Brown is currently opening as direct support for Chris Young’s Losing Sleep tour. For more information and a full list of tour dates, visit www.kanebrownmusic.com.

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