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The Voice Star Jake Worthington’s Upcoming EP, “Hell Of A Highway”, Available For Pre-Order Now

Most well-known as a member of Team Blake on The Voice, country singer-songwriter, Jake Worthington’s sophomore EP, Hell of a Highway is available now.  The project, which is set for release on Friday, May 19, follows his self-titled EP, which was released in October of 2015 and debuted at #16 on Billboard Heat Seekers.

 

The native Texan will join Texas Country mainstay Cody Johnson in his hometown of La Porte to celebrate his new release at the San Jacinto Monument on Friday, May 12.

 

Worthington gained national media attention after winning the title of runner-up on Season 6 of the NBC hit series, where he reached Top 20 on Billboard Heat Seekers for his renditions of Richard Marx’s “Right Here Waiting” and Keith Whitley’s “Don’t Close Your Eyes.” His first single off of his debut EP, “Just Keep Falling in Love,” reached Top 50 on the Music Row Chart and Top 30 on the Texas Regional Radio Report, with the music video premiering on GAC and CMT, among others.

 

Fans can preorder Hell of a Highway EP here.

 

About Jake Worthington:

 

Growing up in the small town of La Porte, TX, Country singer-songwriter and recent NBC The Voice star Jake Worthington spent his days fishing, mudding, and playing sports. Now most well-known from Season 6 of NBC’s The Voice, Worthington gained the title of runner-up while under the guidance of Country music superstar Blake Shelton in 2014. While on the show, Worthington quickly became a fan favorite, with his renditions of “Right Here Waiting” and “Don’t Close Your Eyes” reaching the Top 20 on Billboard Heatseekers. In October of 2015, Worthington released his first EP, debuting at #16 on Billboard Heat Seekers and #44 on Billboard Country Albums. His first single off the EP, “Just Keep Falling in Love,” reached Top 50 on the Music Row Chart and Top 30 on the Texas Regional Radio Report, with a video that debuted on GAC, CMT, among others. The Texas-native released his follow-up single, “How Do You Honky Tonk,” in the summer of 2016 and hit the road on the How Do You Honky Tonk Summer Tour, which was sponsored by Amspec, Cinch Jeans, and Ernie Ball. As he continues his tour on the road, Worthington is gearing up for the release of his sophomore EP,  Hell of a Highway, on May 19, 2017, which is currently available for preorder.

 

 

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“Springsteen Of The South” Rick Brantley Releases Today His Newest EP, Starts Tour With Kiefer Sutherland

0Rock-infused Rick Brantley releases today his newest EP ‘Hi-Fi,’ a six-song project that delves deep into his thoughtful lyrics and rocking energy. ‘Hi-Fi’ is a record of hope: the release features a warm optimism that’s the perfect soul food for our crazy world.

 

 

Rick has been compared to Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp by Rolling Stone, and was recently referred to as the “Springsteen of the South.”

 

 

‘Hi-Fi’ is available on iTunes and Spotify. Media can listen here.

 

 

Watch the video for thought-provoking lead single “Hurt People”:

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Iw_PHibOY0

 

 

Rick also announces today that he’ll be joining Kiefer Sutherland’s national Not Enough Whiskey Tour beginning May 2 in Solana Beach, CA and wrapping in Asbury Park, NJ. The Georgia native has recently toured opening for Shawn Mullins and John Hiatt.

 

 

Dates for the Not Enough Whiskey Tour with special guest Rick Brantley:

 

May 2 – Belly Up – Solana Beach, CA

 

May 3 – Roxy Theatre – Hollywood, CA

 

May 4 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA

 

May 6 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR

 

May 7 – Tractor Tavern – Seattle, WA

 

May 9 – The Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT

 

May 10 – Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO

 

May 12 – Choctaw Event Center – Hugo, OK

 

May 13 – 3TEN – Austin, TX

 

May 14 – Gruene Hall – New Braunfels, TX

 

May 17 – Terminal West – Atlanta, GA

 

May 18 – Singin’ River Live – Florence, AL

 

May 19 – Exit / In – Nashville, TN

May 20 – Fubar – Saint Louis, MO

 

May 21 – Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL

 

May 23 – The Birchmere – Alexandria, VA

 

May 25 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY

 

May 26 – The Stephen Talkhouse – Amagansett, NY

 

May 27 – The Stone Pony – Asbury Park, NJ

 

 

 

About Rick Brantley:

 

Rick is a Macon, Georgia native that’s one part introspection and one part rock and roll. His influences include Bruce Springsteen and Guy Clark, and he’s been compared to both Springsteen and John Mellencamp by Rolling Stone. Rick has recently impressed crowds opening for the likes of Shawn Mullins and John Hiatt, and continues to tour with both in 2017.

 

 

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“Next Big Thing” Bailey Bryan’s Debut EP “So Far” Available Today

Since “next big thing” (Perez Hilton) Bailey Bryan first arrived on the scene with her debut single “Own It,” critics have prepared the world to “fall in love” (People) with the singer/songwriter. Touted by Rolling Stone and Entertainment Weekly as an “artist you need to know,” Bryan is “ready to show the world her confident side” (Taste Of Country) with her EP SO FAR (300 Entertainment/Warner Music Nashville) that “runs the emotional gamut” (Billboard), available digitally now.

 
Produced by GRAMMY award-winner Dennis Matkosky, Bryan co-wrote each of the songs on the “deliciously infectious” (Building Our Own Nashville) collection, packed with “relatable songs that instantly grab the listener’s attention” (Sounds Like Nashville). The EP features four brand new tracks along with lead single “Own It,” which has been featured on Apple’s “Hot Tracks” and the “Breaking Country” and “Cool Country” playlists. “Hard Drive Home” has been hand-picked to be featured on Spotify’s “New Music Friday” playlist. Click here to watch a live performance video for the track, which premiered exclusively on Billboard today as the first of five installments of her “SO FAR Sessions.”
 

“All of the songs represent something I’ve learned and something that has impacted me and made me who I am thus far,” Bryan said of the EP. “I’m so excited to finally get to share these songs with everyone. Seriously, somebody pinch me.”

 
Bryan was recently selected as one of 15 artists to take part in “Next Wave April” through Musical.ly. Fans can tune in to catch her on a Live.ly stream this Sunday, April 16 at 2:00P CT.

Bryan is continuing to introduce her new music to live audiences across the country, currently on tour with Kane Brown after wrapping up a run earlier this year with Dan + Shay. On May 6, Bryan will take to the world-famous Grand Ole Opry stage to make her Opry debut. She has also been added to the MainStage lineup for several festivals this spring and summer, including Stagecoach (4/28) and Watershed (6/28). For additional information and a full list of tour dates, visit baileybryan.com.

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NASHVILLE’S ALLISON VELTZ RELEASES THE WHITE ROOM EP

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Two months after launching her Rockethub/Ovation TV crowdfunding campaign as part of “A&E’s Project Startup,” Nashville’s Allison Veltz is seeing her dream come true with today’s release of her passion project, The White Room. Named for the music room in her East Nashville home where she recorded the intimate EP, The White Room’s five songs are co-produced by Veltz and Will Denton. The record not only showcases Veltz’s independent spirit, it also demonstrates her drive and determination as the record was fully funded in only 48 hours, and recorded and released in only two months time! Continue Reading →

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BIG MACHINE RECORDS RELEASES NASHVILLE ON THE RECORD: VOLUME 3 IN TANDEM WITH ONE-HOUR MUSIC SPECIAL

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Big Machine Records enhances the genuine music experience portrayed on the ABC hit series with the release of Nashville On the Record: Volume 3, available today across all digital retailers: http://smarturl.it/NOTRv3. In conjunction with the soundtrack, a one-hour special of the same name airs tonight on ABC at 10:00P ET and shadows storylines from the hit series. Alongside the cast performances and a behind-the-scenes look at touring, Nashville On the Record also features interviews with NASHVILLE Executive Producer Steve Buchanan; Lennon and Maisy’s real-life parents Brad and Marylynne Stella; show band leader Colin Linden and show musician Brandon Young. Star actors Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes, Hayden Panettiere as Juliette Barnes, Clare Bowen as Scarlett O’Connor, Chris Carmack as Will Lexington, Will Chase as Luke Wheeler, Charles Esten as Deacon Claybourne, Jonathan Jackson as Avery Barkley, Sam Palladio as Gunnar Scott, Maisy Stella as Daphne Conrad, Lennon Stella as Maddie Conrad and Aubrey Peeples as Layla Grant once again lend their voices to both the album and television event. Continue Reading →

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Album Review: ‘Working Man’s Poet: A Tribute To Merle Haggard’ (Various Artists)

Working Man's Poet‘Working Man’s Poet’: A Tribute To Merle Haggard’ was released by Broken Bow Records from executive producer Benny Brown with help from producers Mickey Jack Cones, Derek George, Michael Knox, Jeff Stevens, and Mark Miller. Continue Reading →

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LUCY HALE’S DEBUT ALBUM, ROAD BETWEEN, DELUXE VERSION AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW

Amid an online fan frenzy last week, Lucy Hale revealed the album cover and track listing for her June 3rd debut release, Road Between. This week the singer and actress feeds the fire as a deluxe version of Road Between is now available for pre-order at iTunes and Amazon. The deluxe album features sixteen total tracks including three bonus songs and two live acoustic tracks.

Fans who react early will be treated to a sneak peek of the project with immediate access to her critically acclaimed single, “You Sound Good To Me,” written by tunesmiths Ashley Gorley, Luke Laird, and Hillary Lindsey, and additional album track “Goodbye Gone,” written by J.T. Harding, Melissa Peirce, and Andy Dodd. As eager fans count down the weeks leading up to album release, three additional songs from the project will be available via online partners as part of the deluxe pre-order. Fans who had previously tagged “You Sound Good To Me” via Shazam will also get a weekly treat as tracks from the album will become available through the new Shazam newsfeed.

Adding to the excitement, Lucy has been invited to make her rescheduled debut on the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday, June 21st from Nashville, as she announced on E! News yesterday. For more information on how to catch her first steps onto the legendary Opry stage, please visit HERE.

Recently named one of CMT’s Next Women of Country, the Memphis born and raised singer/actress is set to release her debut album ROAD BETWEEN, featuring 11 songs and produced by Mark Bright and Mike Daly, on June 3rd through DMG NASHVILLE/BIGGER PICTURE GROUP.

Learn the latest about Lucy on Facebook and follow her on Twitter and Instagram to find out more about her single, upcoming album and touring plans.

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Album Review: Mark Cooke ‘Living For The Weekend’

It took me a while to review this 6-track EP from Mark Cooke entitled ‘Living For The Weekend’.  Unfortunately, it fell under a big pile of things to do.

Well, I just have to say that I’m glad that it did not get lost in that pile for good! This album from new country artist, Mark Cooke, was well-written with great vocals that put me in mind of musical greats like Clint Black and George Strait.  In fact, I picked up a hint of Texas in this cd while listening.  Being originally from Texas myself, I couldn’t help but hear that, I suppose.  I just HAD to check his website to see where Mark is originally from.  Yes, Texas! haha  I just KNEW it! I guess you can take us out of Texas, but can’t take the Texas out of us, huh? 🙂  Anyway…see my track by track review below.

Track by track review:

“Any Way The Wind Blows”:  Uptempo, full of optimism, hope…really a great song!

“Living For The Weekend”:  Another uptempo, fun song.  Makes you want to get up and dance.

“Can’t Cheat In A Small Town”:  My favorite song of the album.  A mid-tempo song with a slightly dark feel to this song.

“Stay With Me Tonight”:  Beautiful, poignant ballad.  Even gave me chills a couple of times.

“I Love It”:  A great, uptempo song that would be just right for the summer.

“I’ll Take This Town”:  Mid-tempo, great vocals, well-written, and can easily visualize a video from this one.  Another great one for the summer.

I highly recommend this album from new artist, Mark Cooke.  If you like steel guitar, banjo, fiddles, well-written songs, excellent vocals with both a traditional/contemporary country fell, then this album is for you.  Check Mark Cooke out, he’s worth a listen!

 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

 

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