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Album Review: Tyminski | ‘Southern Gothic’

He was the deep, bluegrassy singing voice of George Clooney’s character in ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou’, a GRAMMY winner, and member of Alison Krauss & Union Station.

The new album, ‘Southern Gothic’ from Universal Nashville’s newest addition to their tremendous roster, Tyminski, is quite special. The first time I heard it, it gave me chills and I could not get the music out of my head.  It’s actually kind of indescribable. You can’t fit this one in the genre box. It’s swampy, haunting, cathartic, reflective, a little country, Americana, indie rock even…it’s magnificent and my favorite album to come out in a long time.

Do yourself a favor and buy this album. Grab a glass of wine or whiskey might be a little more appropriate for this one, turn up the volume, and be prepared to feel transported down to the deep southern cities of Savannah and New Orleans through the lyrical imagery of this musical masterpiece.  Imagine cities where Spanish moss hangs low from trees near over 100-year old southern mansions like the Garden District of New Orleans, and around every street corner you know there is some history, often a slightly sorted history that will intrigue you.  It’s just a vibe in both cities that is both unmistakable and indescribable, which is how I would describe this new album from Tyminski.

Better yet, grab a copy of this album, pack your bag, pop it in your car’s cd player, and take a weekend trip yourself down to these beautiful southern cities to see what I mean.  It’s the perfect soundtrack to accompany you along the way, if you decide to live it up and explore what I think inspired this album or at least what I imagine inspired it.

Watch this mesmerizing new video of the title track, “Southern Gothic”, my favorite off the album, by clicking HERE.  You’ll want to watch it over & over like me.

You’re going to love this one.  Buy it today!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

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Chris Young Is “Losing Sleep” During A Busy Album Launch Week

“Losing Sleep” is more than just the title of Chris Young’s latest hit single and upcoming tour – it’s also the Grammy® nominated vocalist’s motto over the next week as his seventh studio album, appropriately titled Losing Sleep, releases in mere hours at http://smarturl.it/losingsleepalbum. After taking the stage in Columbus, OH tonight, the newest and youngest member of the Grand Ole Opry will treat fans to a special Facebook Live event at approximately 12am eastern!

Following concert appearances in Louisville, KY and Greenville, SC with Jason Aldean on his “They Don’t Know Tour,” Chris will head west to Los Angeles, CA. Catch Chris Young on Jimmy Kimmel Live’s outdoor stage Tuesday, October 24 at 11:35pm eastern/10:35pm central on ABC. Earlier that evening he’ll make a guest appearance on NFL Network’s Fantasy Live, airing at 5pm eastern.

In tandem with the release of Losing Sleep, Chris Young and Sony Music Nashville, in partnership with Clearwater Beach and Visit Florida, are giving fans a chance to appear in an upcoming music video with the hitmaker. The multi-tiered sweepstakes will run across 30 major market radio stations and syndicated shows in the U.S. and Canada, as well as TV commercials in select markets. Contest winners will receive a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Clearwater Beach, Florida where they’ll stay at the brand-new Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach Resort, take part in the filming of the music video and have exclusive access to a concert with Chris at the resort!

In addition to the brand new album, tickets for “Chris Young Losing Sleep 2018 World Tour” with special guests Kane Brown and LANCO are available starting tomorrow at 10am local time at ChrisYoungCountry.com.

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Jerrod Niemann Releases New Album, ‘This Ride’; Celebrates At Hemingway’s Bar & Hideaway

Jerrod Niemann just released his fourth studio album and first on Curb Records after signing his new deal with them entitled, ‘This Ride’, on October 6th.

This release is his most adventurous yet with a strong indie rock influence throughout.  He’s taking chances and doing his own thing, which works well for him and something he is known for.  I don’t think those fans yearning for a traditional country sound will really appreciate this newest album due to the heavy influence of indie rock infused with contemporary country.  However, for fans looking for good music that is well-written and looking for an escape from the everyday reality of life, it will be right up their alley.

Be sure to buy it! It’s available everywhere that music is sold.

I particularly enjoyed the opportunity to hear the new album in advance of the release at the album launch celebration that was held at Hemingway’s Bar & Hideaway in Nashville just prior to the album dropping on October 6th.

It was the perfect setting to host the celebration that included all of the songwriters that he collaborated with on this album, label, team, friends, and media.  This upscale bar/restaurant is new to Nashville with a drink menu and rustic-chic decor inspired by the renowned writer, Ernest Hemingway.  I particularly enjoyed the Steve McQueen and the daiquiri.

I found the food to be incredibly-tasty and adventurous.  My personal favorite food they served were the brussels sprouts that were savory and oh-so-flavorful.  I helped myself to 2 servings of it.  Seriously, you must give them a try!

It’s nestled in an industrial area off the normal beaten track near downtown Nashville.  With the way Nashville is growing, I have no doubt more businesses will be popping up in the same area.

Located at 438 Houston Street in Nashville.  Be sure to check it out if looking for something a bit different and an escape just like Jerrod Niemann’s new album, ‘This Ride’.  Both will be well-worth your time.

‘This Ride’ track listing & songwriters:

  1. “Zero to Crazy” (Ashley Gorley, Chris DeStefano, Shane McAnally)
  2. “But I Do” (Josh Osborne, Jimmy Robbins, Jon Nite)
  3. “Leavin’ a Trail” (Corey Crowder, Luke Dick, Cole Taylor)
  4. “I Got This” (Rodney Clawson, Josh Osborne, Luke Dick)
  5. “Out Of My Heart” (Ashley Gorley, Dallas Davidson, Chris DeStefano)
  6. “A Little More Love” with Lee Brice (Ross Copperman, Natalie Hemby, Shane McAnally, Kristi Neumann)
  7. “God Made a Woman” (Michael Ray, Joel Shewmake, Jeff Hyde)
  8. “Whiskey Waitin’ On Ice” (Jerrod Niemann, Lance Miller, Rob Hatch, Brandon Hood)
  9. “Feelin’” (Jeremy Stover, Chris Janson, Luke Dick)
  10. “I Ain’t All There” featuring Diamond Rio (Jerrod Niemann, Lance Miller, Richie Brown)
  11. “Come Back” (Jimmy Yeary, Matt Dragstrem, Craig Wiseman)
  12. “The Regulars” (CJ Solar, Tina Parol, Jessie Jo Dillon)
  13. “This Ride” (JT Harding, AJ Babcock, Pete Good)
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Album Review: Carly Pearce | ‘Every Little Thing’

For several years now, I have heard about Carly Pearce on the music scene; well before she was signed to Big Machine.  I always seemed to just miss her performance.

Finally, at this past year’s CRS (Country Radio Seminar), I got to see her perform live for the first time at the Big Machine luncheon showcase and she did not disappoint.

Pearce is releasing her debut album on Big Machine entitled, ‘Every Little Thing’, on October 13th.  It is produced by busbee.  Just to sum it up, I think it is aptly named because there really IS something to love about every little thing on this album.

“Every Little Thing” is also the title of the first single off this album.  If this beautiful ballad does not hit #1, I’ll be incredibly disappointed.  It has all the makings of a great hit and such an emotional song that many can relate to when they lose a loved one.

Carly Pearce’s voice is powerful.  She sings with conviction, great control, and emotion that is incredibly moving.  I can’t say enough good things about her vocals.

There is something for every country music lover on this album.   The songwriting is strong and deep throughout the album.  Thankfully, no mention of beer, pick-up trucks or dirt roads.   “Honeysuckle” is exuberant and playful midtempo.  “Dare Ya”, “Catch Fire”, and “Everybody Gonna Talk” are sassy mid to uptempo tunes.  “If My Name Was Whiskey” is poignant and moving ballad.  It is probably my very favorite off the album.

Honestly, I can go straight down the tracklisting and tell you something I enjoy about each song.  There is no song that I want to skip over and it is on repeat right now.  It is such a strong album in whole and I feel would appeal to any country music fan whether you like the contemporary country sound or more traditional roots.  Pearce tends to lean a little more traditional very reminiscent of early works by Sara Evans with just the right blend of contemporary to appeal to a broad audience.

In short, I think Carly Pearce has the potential to become one of the great, standout female A-list vocalists that you’ll be hearing about for many years to come in country music along the lines of greats like Sara Evans, Faith Hill, Shania Twain, Reba, and Carrie Underwood just to mention a few who have all stood the test of time.  She is certainly one to watch and I strongly recommend buying this album when released.  It is one of the best I have had the pleasure to listen to this year.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars. 

 

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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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A Thousand Horses Release New Album Today

Rowdy country rockers A THOUSAND HORSES have today (6/2) released their second project on BMLG Records, the scorching, live-focused BRIDGES. Get it here: http://smarturl.it/BridgesATH.

Making its exclusive streaming debut on Thursday (6/1), ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY praised the hot-and-heavy album for its “stadium-sized tracks,” “new, refined sense of groove,” and “Southern-rock edge,” while lead singer Michael Hobby hinted at where the road-tested band is headed next.
 
“It’s bridging the gap of what’s to come,” he said of the aptly-titled project.
 
Comprised of six swaggering new tracks and seven acoustic versions of the band’s best-live jams – like their GOLD-certified breakout #1, “Smoke” – the album was co-produced by the band themselves with studio aces Corey Crowder and Dann Huff. Each of the acoustic tracks was recorded live, with six taking shape in London’s famed Metropolis Studios (recorded live-to-vinyl) and “Smoke” filling the air during a raucous night in the Nashville tourist destination of Printer’s Alley.
 
BRIDGES is available digitally, and it follows the Top 5 success of the band’s debut album, SOUTHERNALITY. Lead single “Preachin’ to the Choir” is already rising up the Country Airplay charts, connecting with fans as a laid back, lighters-in-the-air anthem about living life for good times and Saturday nights. The track was co-written by Heather Morgan, Morgan Wallen, and the Warren Brothers, and other hit makers involved in the album include Ross Copperman, Ryan Hurd, The Cadillac Three’s Jaren Johnston and Josh Osborne.
 
A Thousand Horses is made up of Michael Hobby (lead vocals), Bill Satcher (lead guitar), Zach Brown (guitar), and Graham Deloach (bass). They’ll be touring all summer with dates scheduled from California to Connecticut and major festival appearances at the CMA Music Festival (6/10) and Country Stampede (6/23).
 
BRIDGES TRACK LIST:
1. “Blaze Of Somethin’” – Michael Hobby, Bill Satcher, Aaron Eshuis, Ryan Hurd*
2. “Burn Like Willie” – Zach Brown, Graham DeLoach, Michael Hobby, Bill Satcher, Corey Crowder*
3. “Preachin’ to the Choir” – Heather Morgan, Morgan Wallen, Brad Warren, Brett Warren**
4. “One Man Army” – Michael Hobby, Ross Copperman, Josh Osborne**
5. “Bridges” – Zach Brown, Graham DeLoach, Michael Hobby, Bill Satcher, Corey Crowder*
6. “Weekends In a Small Town” – Michael Hobby, Jaren Johnston, Neil Mason*
7. “Travelin’ Man” (Live from Metropolis Studios, London) – Michael Hobby, Bill Satcher, Jaren  
     Johnston***
8. “Preachin’ to the Choir” (Live from Metropolis Studios, London) – Heather Morgan, Morgan Wallen,
     Brad Warren, Brett Warren***
9. “Sunday Morning” (Live from Metropolis Studios, London) – Zach Brown, Graham DeLoach,
     Michael Hobby, Bill Satcher, Rich Robinson***
10. “One Man Army” (Live from Metropolis Studios, London) – Michael Hobby, Ross Copperman,
        Josh Osborne***
11. “Bridges” (Live from Metropolis Studios, London) – Zach Brown, Graham DeLoach, Michael Hobby,
        Bill Satcher, Corey Crowder***
12. “First Time” (Live from Metropolis Studios, London) – Michael Hobby, Bill Satcher, Patrick Davis***
13. “Smoke” (Live from Printer’s Alley, Nashville) – Michael Hobby, Jon Nite, Ross Copperman***
 
*Produced by Corey Crowder
**Produced by Dann Huff
***Produced by A Thousand Horses
 
For more information on A Thousand Horses, please visit AThousandHorses.com.

ABOUT A THOUSAND HORSES: Dubbed “Country’s coolest band” by Rolling Stone Country, A Thousand Horses delivers an authentic fusion of Southern rock and contemporary Country mixed with rowdy jams. Their new 13-track project BRIDGES is available through digital retailers now and features their chart-rising single “Preachin’ to the Choir” along with seven acoustic tracks, six of which were recorded live in the U.K. at the famed Metropolis Studios. “Preaching’ to the Choir” is quickly becoming the working-man’s anthem and follows their successful debut single “Smoke.” The chart-topping track made Country Aircheck history as the highest debut for a new artist and solidified the band (with at least three members) as the first this decade to score a No. 1 with their first single on the Billboard Country Airplay Chart. A Thousand Horses have scored multiple award show nominations, most recently vying for the title of ACM New Vocal Duo or Group at the 52nd Annual ACM Awards. The band’s first album on BMLG Records, SOUTHERNALITY, blends Southern Rock and influential sounds of The Black Crowes and Rolling Stones’ Exile on Main Street era. The talented foursome soars with Michael Hobby on lead vocals as Bill Satcher and Zach Brown on guitar and Graham Deloach on bass round out their unique grooves. A Thousand Horses headlined a string of shows in the U.K. last fall and have previously toured with Jason Aldean on his wildly successful SIX STRING CIRCUS TOUR.

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Luke Combs Debut Album On Columbia Released Today

“If anybody has what it takes to build a big, broad, generation-spanning audience, it’s Combs.” – NPR MUSIC

River House Artists / Columbia Nashville singer/songwriter Luke Combs releases his highly-anticipated debut album This One’s For You today, June 2. The album, which Combs co-wrote all twelve tracks on, produced the North Carolina native’s PLATINUM-certified two-week No. 1 hit single, “Hurricane”- the first for a debut solo country male artist in 9 years – and debuts today at No. 1 atop the iTunes Country Albums chart and No. 2 on iTunes Overall Albums Chart. Remarking on the album, NPR Music heralds Combs for “demonstrating current pop fluency and a connection with the sturdy contributions of previous generations of country performers” and Entertainment Weekly calls This One’s For You a “dynamic debut album.”  Listen to This One’s For You HERE.

For the release of This One’s For You, Combs kicks off a week of back-to-back appearances and special performances for fans in New York City where he will make his national TV debut on NBC’s Today (Monday, June 5) performing in both the 8am and 10am hours.

On Wednesday June 7, Combs teams with Rolling Stone Country for “Luke Combs: Live & Loud from Nashville”, an intimate performance & conversation live stream from Aurora Nashville. The livestream concert event will be broadcast globally across Rolling Stone and Rolling Stone Country digital platforms at 12:00p CT / 1:00p ET. Fans can catch Combs on the CMT Music Awards later that evening where he is nominated for BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO OF THE YEAR for his first-ever music video for “Hurricane” which was shot in his home state of North Carolina and has garnered over 33 million views.

True to form as the artist who “earned his newfound success by tirelessly delivering the goods on the road” (Rolling Stone), Combs continues his whirlwind release week taking his trademark rowdy live shows on the road for fans with performances at the 2017 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester (June 8), the Carolina Country Music Fest in Myrtle Beach (June 9) and the 2017 CMA Music Festival (June 10 & 11.)

In addition to his performances, fans can catch Combs alongside fellow country peers including Sam Hunt, Margo Price, Shooter Jennings and more for Noisey’s feature documentary series “Under The Influence: How Outlaw Country Keeps The Renegade Independent Spirit Alive”, out today on Noisey.com. 

Forecast as the “artist to watch in 2017”, Combs stormed into the Country music format earlier this year being selected by iHeart Media’s Bobby Bones for his “Class Of 2017”, featured in Billboard’s 2017 Predictions Issue as one of four all-genre artists anticipated to breakthrough this year and topped “Watch Lists” curated by Huffington Post (Top 10 Country Artists To Watch In 2017), Pandora (Artists To Watch in 2017) and Rolling Stone (2017 Country Music Preview: Most Anticipated Albums, Tours, Festivals).

 

This One’s For You Track Listing

 

1. Out There

Luke Combs, James McNair, Ray Fulcher, Jacob Bryant

2.  Memories Are Made Of

Luke Combs, Ray Fulcher, Cody Webb

3. Lonely One

Luke Combs, Drew Parker, Erin Ashley O’Keefe

4. Beer Can

Luke Combs, James McNair, Ray Fulcher

5. Hurricane

Luke Combs, Thomas Archer, Taylor Phillips

6. One Number Away*

Luke Combs, Robert Williford, Sammy Mitchell, Steven Andre Battey

7. Don’t Tempt Me

Luke Combs, Robert Williford, Joseph Michael Costa

8. When It Rains It Pours

Luke Combs, Ray Fulcher, Jordan Walker

9. This One’s For You

Luke Comb, Ray Fulcher, Pat Cooper

10.  Be Careful What You Wish For

            Luke Combs, Rob Crosby, Ray Fulcher

11. I Got Away With You

Luke Combs, Ray Fulcher, Tyler Reeve

12. Honky Tonk Highway

Luke Combs, Ray Fulcher, Rob Crosby

 

This One’s For You is produced by Scott Moffatt

*Produced by Sammy Mitchell & Jackie Boyz

 

 

For more on Luke Combs visit, LukeCombs.com.

 

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Rascal Flatts Celebrate Album Release With Intimate Performance On May 18

Pictured (L-R): Maverick Management’s Brian Wolf, Rascal Flatts’ Joe Don Rooney, Big Machine Label Group’s Scott Borchetta, Rascal Flatts’ Gary LeVox, Maverick Management’s Clarence Spalding, Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus. Photo credit: Katie Kauss

On the eve of their 10th studio album release, superstar vocal group RASCAL FLATTS shared some of the new songs included on the collection with an intimate group in the town where it all started for them, Nashville. With the infamous Music City skyline serving as a backdrop at The Westin Nashville’s L27 Rooftop, the trio gave insight into the process of making one of their most personal albums yet. They performed renditions of songs from the record including their current Top 15 single “Yours If You Want It,” “Back To Us,” “I Know You Won’t” and “Vandalized” before culminating the evening with a sing-along of their smash-hit “Life Is A Highway.” BACK TO US is available today (5/19) on Big Machine Records here.

Photo credit: Katie Kauss

A force to be reckoned with in any genre, Rascal Flatts continue to race up the charts with their new music, heralded by USA Today as a “sure-fire smash.” As the best-selling Country vocal group of the past decade, Rascal Flatts has sold over 23.4 million albums, over 33.7 million digital downloads worldwide, as well as earning over 40 trophies from the ACA, ACM, AMA, CMA, People’s Choice and more, also making them the most awarded Country group of the past decade. Known as one of the hottest-selling touring acts in any genre, the trio also recently celebrated a major milestone of 10 million tickets sold, following a rousing year stacked of headlining shows. To pre-order BACK TO US and more, visit  RascalFlatts.com.

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Benji Harris Premieres Debut, Solo, Self-Titled Project

Benji Harris, a vocalist and guitarist that has toured with headliners and scored a top hit on CMT and Music Row with his previous trio, moves center stage for his self-titled, solo debut premiering at online retailers on Friday, June 30th. Fans can pre-order the project today by clicking here and instantly receive two tracks, including the lead single That’s How You Get a Girl.

Ty, Kelly & Chuck’s Ty Bentli, Benji Harris and Chuck Wicks

“I feel like this record is a whole new chapter for me.” says Benji. “After so many years of touring with other great artists, I’ve gained invaluable experience watching the masters at work. I knew I had the goods to make a great record, and I’ve learned what goes into putting on an amazing live show. I’m so excited the time has finally come for me to step out to center stage.”

Benji announced the project live on Cumulus’ NASH FM morning show Ty, Kelly and Chuck where he was challenged by listeners to compose a #10MinuteTune on the gender neutral MTV Movie and TV Awards. You can view the segment by clicking here.

 

Benji will be making his debut this summer at the 2017 CMA Music Festival meeting and greeting with fans and performing at the PLAtinum Acoustic Fan Jam II at the Wildhorse Saloon on Saturday, June 10. Fans can stay updated on Benji at the following:

Website: www.benjiharris.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thebenjiharris/

Twitter: @thebenjiharris

Instagram: www.instagram.com/thebenjiharris/

About Benji Harris

Since moving to Nashville in 2009, this Dallas native has found a welcomed home on Music Row. His country/rock trio Scarletta (2009-2014) had a Top 30 radio hit in 2012, and a popular music video in high rotation on CMT.  They gained critical acclaim from Billboard and the Country Music Association as a top act to watch. He even found viral success and salutes from country headliner Jake Owen with a trio of parodies celebrating his daughter’s birth.  Since leaving the band in 2014, Benji has lent his instrumental and vocal talents to projects and tours for stars like Sam Hunt, Jana Kramer, Cassadee Pope and Carly Pearce.  Pope’s fans see Benji in the spotlight every night on tour when he sings the Chris Young part in the Billboard #1 duet Think of You. With a single premiering just before CMA Fest, this father of two beautiful daughters is excited for the opportunity to finally share a project of his own. Benji co-wrote five of the six songs on the EP that is available for pre-sale now via iTunes and will premiere on all online retailers on June 30.

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A Thousand Horses Charge Ahead With Their New Album, “Bridges”

After making Country Aircheck history in 2015 as the highest debut for a new artist, A Thousand Horses boosts the momentum with their highly-anticipated sophomore effort, BRIDGES (BMLG Records).  Available for pre-order on May 26, the 13-song project will be released digitally June 2 and features their current chart-rising single “Preachin’ to the Choir” as well as an acoustic version of the critically-acclaimed track. Entertainment Weekly previewed the lead tune teasing, “The first taste of their upcoming second album bursts with attitude and saucy wordplay.”

The new collection follows SOUTHERNALITY, which solidified the band (with at least three members) as the first this decade to score a No. 1 with their debut single on the Billboard Country Airplay Chart. Produced by Dann Huff, Corey Crowder and the band itself, BRIDGES highlights the perfect mix of their signature Rock-infused Country sound with “Burn Like Willie,” familiar Gospel influence on “One Man Army” and a live version of their chart-topper “Smoke.” Featuring seven acoustic tracks, six of which were recorded live in the U.K. at the famed Metropolis Studios, fans will get to hear firsthand the raw magic that happens when this band comes together.

All four A Thousand Horses’ members contributed in writing this album alongside some of their accomplished peers:

BRIDGES TRACK LIST
1.    “Blaze Of Somethin’” | Michael Hobby, Bill Satcher, Aaron Eshuis, Ryan Hurd*
2.    “Burn Like Willie” | Zach Brown, Graham DeLoach, Michael Hobby, Bill Satcher, Corey Crowder*
3.    “Preachin’ To The Choir” Heather Morgan, Morgan Wallen, Brad Warren, Brett Warren**
4.    “One Man Army” | Michael Hobby, Ross Copperman, Josh Osborne**
5.    “Bridges” | Zach Brown, Graham DeLoach, Michael Hobby, Bill Satcher, Corey Crowder*
6.    “Weekends In A Small Town” | Michael Hobby, Jaren Johnston, Neil Mason*
7.    “Travelin’ Man” (Live from Metropolis Studios, London) | Michael Hobby, Bill Satcher,
Jaren Johnston***

8.    “Preachin’ To The Choir” (Live from Metropolis Studios, London) | Heather Morgan, Morgan Wallen,
Brad Warren, Brett Warren***

9.    “Sunday Morning” (Live from Metropolis Studios, London) | Zach Brown, Graham DeLoach,
Michael Hobby, Bill Satcher, Rich Robinson***

10.   “One Man Army” (Live from Metropolis Studios, London) | Michael Hobby, Ross Copperman,
Josh Osborne***

11.   “Bridges” (Live from Metropolis Studios, London) | Zach Brown, Graham DeLoach, Michael Hobby,
Bill Satcher, Corey Crowder***

12.  First Time” (Live from Metropolis Studios, London) | Michael Hobby, Bill Satcher, Patrick Davis***
13.   “Smoke” (Live from Printer’s Alley, Nashville) | Michael Hobby, Jon Nite, Ross Copperman***

*Produced by Corey Crowder
**Produced by Dann Huff
***Produced by A Thousand Horses

A Thousand Horses has scored multiple award nominations, most recently a 2017 ACM Awards nod. The talented foursome, comprised of Michael Hobby (lead vocals), Bill Satcher, (lead guitar) Zach Brown (guitar) and Graham Deloach (bass), has already been earning rave reviews of the new single with AXS saying, “Heavy on the rock-country overtones with a gospel choir (literally) takin’ the listener to church in the background…with a healthy dose of old soul.” Fans who purchase the album on iTunes May 26 will instantly receive “Preachin’ to the Choir.” Get the single here – http://smarturl.it/ATHPreachinChoir.

A Thousand Horses is out on the road this summer on headline dates as well as major festival stops such as Nashville’s CMA Music Fest on June 10. For additional dates, please visit AThousandHorses.com.

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