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How Country Artists Express Their Love on Valentine’s Day

How do some country artists express their love on Valentine’s day? Read below to find out!

Lucas Hoge

Lucas Hoge
I Iike to put my own touch on Valentine’s day instead of making a reservation and ordering something to be delivered, I’d rather be at home with my wife having made her favorite things!


Cypress Spring- 
Tyler Ackerman- The best Valentine’s day gift I’ve ever given was a huge teddy bear!! It was bigger than her and more expensive than my whole outfit!!! The best gift I have ever received was bullets for my gun. We usually celebrate with dinner and a movie and give each other little gifts like candy and our son gets candy as well.
Kalan Miller- I usually do the card and flowers, then dinner and a movie thing. I never really get anything other than a card.
Paul Roche- I’m probably the least romantic in the band. I might splurge with a dinner and a movie.

Dustin Collins
I love celebrating Valentine’s day with a classic date night, dinner and a movie.

Tommy Chayne- 
This year I think I’m going to set the smoke alarms off on purpose and hide and act like a firefighter. Suit and all. “I hear you’re burning for love,” then proceed to dance to “macho man.” Yeah that’ll be perfect.

Southern Halo-
Natalia—I like to make heart-shaped sugar cookies for all of our neighbors, friends and family. They’re so good, and what better way to tell someone you love them than to make them cookies?!
Christina—I buy sweet surprises for my sisters, friends and family, because they’re all my valentine!
Hannah— I hug everyone I encounter that day to let them know they are loved!

Colton Swon of Swon Brothers – 
The best Valentines gift I have given I would say, is the year I surprised Caroline with a private chef that gave us cooking lessons in the comfort of our own home. We played our own version of chopped in a house full of lit candles and roses! Best gift I’ve received was a small stuffed animal giraffe from my fiancé. One of our first dates was at the zoo and we will never forget it because we saw two giraffes mating. When I saw the stuffed animal I lost it and knew exactly why she had gotten me a giraffe. Every time I look at I still crack up. When celebrating Valentine’s day it’s go big or go home. One of my favorite days of the year.

Craig Wayne Boyd- 
Last year’s Valentine’s Day fun with my wife Taylor included oysters, getting tipsy and getting our ring tattoos. This year, we’re going on “dates” with the other men/women in our lives. Taylor and I decided to take the older two kids, Jax and Kota, out separately to do something special! 

Glen Templeton
As an artist based on tradition I express love on Valentine’s Day with tradition…an entire day of “whatever you wants” and “anything you say’s” Roses, a box of candy (That I usually end up eatin’), a card and that special gift, followed by a good evening supper make for another day to indulge in gratitude for my soul mate…​​

Shelby Lee Lowe-
The best Valentine’s gift I’ve ever given would have to be tickets to Bonnaroo.
I usually celebrate with a low-key dinner somewhere that is fancy (within my budget). If that doesn’t work out, there’s always Cracker Barrel.

Hailey Verhaalen-
I would say the best valentine’s gift I have received was probably the stud emerald earrings (My birthstone) that my dad gave me one year a while back. They are my only pair of real diamond earrings, and they are beautiful! From a significant other though…. I would say tickets to the Grand Ole Opry. It was SO cool being there for Valentines Day 🙂
Celebrating depends on the year and if I’m in a relationship or not. This year, I will celebrate Valentine’s day on February 15th instead by buying myself 50% off chocolate once it goes on sale 😉 #SingleLife

Dave Cohen (reigning ACM Piano / Keyboard Player of the Year):
In the 1st grade I gave my crush a box of chocolates. But unfortunately ,her dog ate them and got sick. Everybody survived 🙂 I celebrate myself by taking the day off work and sleeping!

Carolyn Routh (of the Americana/Country group Nu-Blu):
A few years ago, Daniel (my husband) and I didn’t get a chance to do anything special for Valentine’s Day because we had a show that night. When we arrived at the venue, the promoter gave me a box of chocolate covered strawberries. It was so thoughtful and sweet of him to think of me. I will always remember this unexpected surprise.
Daniel and I are usually out on tour during Valentine’s Day, so we try and go out to eat someplace special. Sometimes we just cuddle up on the bus and watch a movie. Having a little alone time is always the best way to celebrate no matter where we are.

Haley Mae Campbell-
I remember when I was in high school, I woke up on Valentine’s morning and went into my bathroom to get ready for school. There was a pretty pink bag with balloons attached sitting on my bathroom counter, and inside I found all three of the Urban Decay “Naked” eyeshadow palettes! Not sure who tipped off my dad for that one, but it was definitely an awesome gift that I still use to this day!
Personally, I’ve always loved Valentine’s Day, whether single or attached. My first album, “Hugs & Disses,” came out on Valentine’s Day 2015, so I always celebrate the anniversary of that project! This year I’m attending a Phoebe Bridgers concert at Cannery Ballroom, which might be the most anti-Valentine’s Valentine’s activity ever (if you know Phoebe’s music, you know what I mean). I absolutely can’t wait!

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Tickets On Sale Now For Sam Hunt’s Inaugural 2-Day Music Festival, THE NASHIONAL, April 20-21



Multi-platinum-selling artist Sam Hunt announced that he will be curating his first-ever music festival The Nashional this spring at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park in Nashville, TN on April 20th and 21st. Hunt will be headlining the musically diverse line-up that includes Nashville genre-bending band Judah & The Lion, R&B rapper Fetty Wap, American country music duo Brothers Osborne, west coast rapper Kyle, indie-pop artist Quinn XCII, LA’s indie-rock band LANY, American country music band LANCO, electronica singer/songwriter/producer Chelsea Cutler, Nashville-based rapper Ernest K. and contemporary country duo Muscadine Bloodline, making it one of the most eclectic music events this spring. Tickets go on sale on February 9th at www.ticketmaster.com.

The Nashional is a unique two-day event that highlights the inclusive, diverse, and genre-blurring landscape of music today.  Nashville’s Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park will be home to this inaugural event and will feature an experiential environment for fans to enjoy.  Hunt, whose own eclectic style owes its roots to country music with influences in pop, folk and R&B, was inspired to create this festival while out on his “15 In a 30” national tour this past summer.

“The sense of community in Nashville helps give it the character and personality that makes me proud to be a part of it,” says Hunt. “I wanted to create an experience at The Nashional that celebrates music, community, and everything they mean to each other and this city.”

Bud Light is the official beer sponsor of The Nashional.

Citi® is the official credit card of The Nashional.  Citi® cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning [day/date/time] through Citi® Private Pass, Citi’s Entertainment Access Program.  For complete presale details visit  www.citiprivatepass.com


General admission tickets start at $150.00 plus fees for a two day pass or $85.00 plus fees for a single day. Single day or 2-day VIP Passes will also be available including access to VIP viewing areas and a VIP Party with food vendors, comfortable lounge furniture, air-conditioned restrooms, private bars, and more. 

The specially priced General Admission tickets & VIP tickets will be available in limited quantities starting with the Sam Hunt fan  pre-sale on Monday, Feb. 5th at 10AM. Citi pre-sale Tues. Feb 6th at 10 AM. When the these limited quantities sell out prices for general admission tickets will go up without notice so join the Sam Hunt email list and buy early to lock in the lowest price. 


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LANY Announce North American Headline Tour

Following a massive 2017, playing 135+ live shows across 28 countries, LANY announces new fan-demanded tour dates. The group will embark on another headline tour this spring, hitting 9 cities across the United States. In celebration of their upcoming festival appearances, the group will hold their own “mini-festival” in between Coachella weekends at the 6,500 capacity amphitheater, Great Saltair in Salt Lake City, UT on April 18th. The news follows their previously announced international dates in Russia, Australia and Asia, including their first-ever arena show in Manila, which sold out in less than 24 hours, prompting the group to add an additional date – which has also sold out. Their new North American dates are supplemented by a round of appearances across the U.S. festival circuit this summer, including sets at Coachella, BottleRock, Governors Ball, Bonnaroo, Bunbury and more. See below for full tour itinerary. Tickets for the tour are available to the general public today, Friday, February 9th at 10am local time.  Fans can check http://thisislany.com/tour for more details.

LANY (pronounced “Lay-nee”), the Los Angeles-based trio comprised of Paul Jason Klein, Les Priest & Jake Goss, crafts dreamy pop with an R&B spirit.  Releasing their first set of songs in 2014 with no social following, fans, or even photos, their take on modern alternative music immediately caught the attention of audiences, and within weeks their play counts were leaping exponentially.


Flash-forward to the summer of 2017 and the band’s debut album, LANY, peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums chart, with singles “ILYSB” and “Super Far” reaching nearly 100 million streams each.  In 2017 alone, the group racked up nearly 300 million streams on Spotify and played more than 135 live shows across 28 countries.


The band has thrived within the harsh parameters of their barebones musical setup: a copy of pretty much defunct production software on a worn old Dell computer, bolstered by drum and synth apps on their iPhones.  Their music reflects the spontaneity and impulsiveness of the love stories bursting out of every song without losing focus of a cohesive concept threaded through the entire record.


The group has a huge 2018 ahead of them as they continue to tour prolifically. They are set to embark on a European headline and festival tour in the spring, and play their first-ever arena show in Manila, which sold out in less than 24 hours, prompting the addition of a second date – which also sold out. They will also hit the U.S. festival circuit this summer with sets at Coachella, Governors Ball, Bonnaroo and more to be announced, on top of headline shows across North America. They are currently in the studio working on new music.


LANY – 2018 Tour Dates

*All dates and venues subject to change

Date City Venue
April 15, 2018 Indio, CA Coachella
April 18, 2018 Salt Lake City, UT The Great Saltair
April 20, 2018 Nashville, TN The Nashional
April 22, 2018 Indio, CA Coachella
May 25, 2018 Napa, CA BottleRock Napa Valley
May 29, 2018 Oklahoma City, OK Jones Assembly
May 30, 2018 Tulsa, OK Brady Theater
June 1-3, 2018 Cincinnati, OH Bunbury Music Festival
June 2, 2018 New York, NY Governors Ball
June 3, 2018 Providence, RI Fete Music Hall
June 5, 2018 New Haven, CT College Street Music Hall
June 6, 2018 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
June 7, 2018 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
June 9, 2018 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo
June 10, 2018 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore
June 11, 2018 Tampa, FL The Ritz Ybor
July 14, 2018 Birmingham, AL Sloss Music & Arts Festival
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Sandra Lynn Releases FIGHT EP: Chapter 1 Of 3-Part Series

Photo credit:  Daria Nagovitz

Country music singer-songwriter, Sandra Lynn released a new EP, titled FIGHT, yesterday on iTunes, Spotify, GooglePlay, and Amazon. The new release is Chapter One of a three-part series, to be released throughout 2018, and features four new tracks, including “Fight,” “Rest In Pieces,” the EP focus track “Somebody Kissed Me At A Bar,” and “From The Outside.”

FIGHT is a testament to how Lynn has grown as an artist as she reveals deeply felt emotions and puts them into the music. “These songs touch on the vulnerable and intimate details we ladies like to talk about behind closed doors with one another,” she says of FIGHT, which features contributions from hit songwriters such as Rachel Proctor, Shane Stevens, Matthew West, and Melissa Pierce, including her collaboration with Jake Scott (“From The Outside”). “The songs convey the push and pull in relationships, which take work; sometimes they work out and sometimes they don’t. I want listeners to feel that friction, but to also come away with a hopeful feeling that what’s meant to be will always work itself out. Fight for what you love, work for what you want, and don’t take relationships for granted.”

Photo credit: Daria Nagovitz

Taken together, the songs on FIGHT tell a story about a couple who are struggling to save their relationship (“Fight”), but eventually realize they must call it quits (“Rest In Pieces), though one isn’t so sure they’re over their former love when someone new tries to sweep them off their feet (“Somebody Kissed Me At A Bar”). The final song, “From The Outside,” delivers the larger message of Lynn’s story, which is that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. “What might appear to be happy on the outside might, in fact, be broken on the inside,” she says. “I hope the takeaway is not to wish for someone else’s life because you never know what goes on behind closed doors.”

Lynn’s new song, “Somebody Kissed Me At A Bar” is set to receive support through Spotify, and the music video debuted exclusively yesterday via CMT.com and CMT’s 24/7 digital all-music channel, CMT Music. Click here to view the video.

FIGHT was recorded at Ocean Way Studios and is produced by Grammy award-winning producer/engineer, Ben Fowler (Eric Clapton, Michael McDonald, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sara Evans, Maddie and Tae).

Back in 2017, in mixing tradition with her own contemporary flair, Lynn released “Hey California;” which debuted on Radio Disney. The video for the single aired on Great American Country (GAC), The Country Network, The Heartland Network, and on CMT Music. 

Lynn currently splits her time between Los Angeles and Nashville, where she’s immersed herself among Music City’s creative community and has worked with some of Nashville’s most successful songwriters and producers including Rascal Flatts,’ Jay DeMarcus, Dave Brainard, Ross Copperman, Jeremy Spillman, Hall of Famers Gary Burr and Tom Schuyler, Tia Sillers, Victoria Banks, Paul Brandt, Mike Mobley, as well as ascending young songwriters Bobby Hamrick and Dave Pittenger. Lynn has also made a name for herself on the live circuit, opening for Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, Cole Swindell, Kenny Rogers, Jana Kramer, and Josh Thompson, as well as performing during CMA Fest, the KNE New Music Stage at Milwaukee’s Summerfest, and playing local Nashville venues, including 3rd and Lindsley and The Listening Room.

For more information about Sandra Lynn, visit www.SandraLynnMusic.com and her Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

FIGHT EP Track List:
1. Fight (Rachel Proctor, Shane Stevens, Matthew West)
2. Rest In Pieces (Courtney Cole, Jeff Pardo, Melissa Pierce)
3. Somebody Kissed Me At A Bar (Brooke Eden, Dave Pittenger, Justin Wilson)
4. From The Outside (Sandra Lynn, Jake Scott)

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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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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
  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



*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



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Brantley Gilbert Takes It to the High Seas, Inaugural “KICK IT IN THE SHIP” Cruise Is Going to Rock

Sail From Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas Aboard the Norwegian Jade

October 23 – October 27, 2018


One of country music’s most-electrifying performers Brantley Gilbert, and Sixthman, the industry leader in music festivals at sea, are pleased to announce Brantley Gilbert’s Kick It In the Ship Cruise. The 4-night inaugural voyage sails October 23-28, 2018 from Miami, Florida to Nassau, Bahamas on the luxurious Norwegian Jade. Joining Brantley on the initial lineup is 2017 CMA Best New Artist nominee Luke Combs, Michael Ray, Blackhawk, Colt Ford, Josh Phillips, Faren Rachels and even more to be announced soon.


Like everything about the man who’s notched back-to-back platinum albums with Halfway To Heaven and Just As I Am, this cruise is going to be a lot about the music. Gilbert will treat the BG Nation to two unique performances onboard, as well as an up close, intense and personal Q&A session. In addition, Gilbert’s band will host a variety of activities for the hardcore BG Nation members to provide an even deeper look into his world. Other musicians on board are going to host their own special interactions. A teaser video for the cruise exists here: www.brantleygilbertcruise.com/experience


“We want to take the entire BG Nation on vacation,” Gilbert says. “Have a lot of fun, a lot of music and a lot of coming together somewhere nobody has to drive, nobody has to go home and everybody can make friends. Obviously, we’ve never done this before, but then, that’s how some of the coolest stuff happens. So, lets all be pirates for a few days. Hit the seas, see the Caribbean and rock as hard as the Norwegian Jade can handle.”


A destination in her own right, the recently renovated Norwegian Jade offers guests Norwegian Cruise Line’s signature freedom and flexibility. Passengers enjoy 11 onboard bars and lounges, 16 dining experiences, the Jade Club Casino, an outdoor pool, hot tubs, and a full menu of spa treatments. Cruisers will enjoy duty-free shopping and awe-inspiring architecture in beautiful Nassau. Or people can explore their adventurous side diving into the crystal waters with dolphins and colorful fish.


Pre-sale registrations are open now at brantleygilbertcruise.com.  Guests who book during the pre-sale period are eligible for one-of-a-kind lottery exclusives, including signed guitars, dinner with Brantley and spending credit to use on board the ship. ALL guests who book before March 2nd will receive a photo with Brantley. Reservations can be made with deposits $200; flexible, monthly payment plans are available.


With his The Ones That Like Me 2018 Tour hitting the road February 2, Gilbert’s committed to bringing his music to the people. For the hardcore fan, hard working American or just someone who wants to unwind where the music hits hard, reserve now. With just some of the new artists announced, it’s sure to be a four days of good fun, good times and good music on the ocean.


To learn more about Brantley Gilbert’s Kick It In The Ship Cruise, please visit brantleygilbertcruise.com.


Connect with the Kick It In The Ship Cruise on FacebookTwitter and Instagram #BGCruise


About Brantley Gilbert: One of only four country artists this decade to have back-to-back platinum certified albums, Brantley Gilbert’s pummeling kind of hard country consolidated the outsiders, outliers and full-tilt life livers in a collective known as the BG Nation. The Georgia-born and bred songwriter/rocker has 6 #1s – “Country Must Be Country Wide,” “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do,” the CMA Song of the Year nominee “Dirt Road Anthem,” “My Kinda Party,” “Bottoms Up” and “One Hell Of An Amen” – and the 2014 American Music Award for Favorite Country Album for Just As I Am to his credit. What separates Gilbert from the pack is a deep commitment to real people, to vets, to the anyone who needs a little help. His hard-charging performances define country’s outlaw edge, what Entertainment Weekly hails for “his swaggering guitars, catchy hooks, and a DGAF attitude” and American Songwriter raves, “Gilbert never fails to deliver.”


ABOUT SIXTHMAN: Since 2001, Sixthman has pioneered themed cruise experiences, creating intimate shared encounters for bands, brands, and their fans. We are proud to be celebrating our 16th year and the accomplishment of executing 107 festivals, hosting over 230,000 guests for 940,000 days on vacation at sea with world class artists such as KISS, Kid Rock, John Mayer, Zac Brown Band, Train, Pitbull, Paramore, Florida Georgia Line, Diplo, Joe Bonamassa, Lynyrd Skynyrd, 311, Lyle Lovett, Barenaked Ladies, Sister Hazel and for brand partners such as Turner Classic Movies, VH1, SiriusXM’s Outlaw Country, Walker Stalker Con, truTV and others along with Sixthman curated festivals, The Rock Boat and Cayamo! Our festivals at sea bring non-stop performances, artist collaborations and a truly immersive music vacation experience with fan/band interactions throughout the voyage and in port. Our home ports of call include New Orleans, Louisiana, and Miami and Tampa, Florida with dream destinations to the Virgin Islands, Belize, Honduras, Mexico and the Bahamas. For more information, visit Sixthman.net and connect with us @SXMLiveLoud. LIVE LOUD.

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Drew Baldridge Is “The One To Watch” After Huge Vegas Event Debuts New Music From Upcoming Project

Photo credit: Fred Morledge

Drew Baldridge gave an ecstatic performance for his 3rd annual Drew Year’s Eve event in Las Vegas at the Hard Rock Hotel’s music venue, Vinyl, with special guests Neal McCoy, Tim Nichols, Monty Criswell and Mr. Las Vegas himself, Wayne Newton. He performed his current single “Guns & Roses,” along with a preview of six new tracks.

The set started with “Goodyears On Gravel,” a song that describes what home feels like for Baldridge stating, ”It’s 100% what I feel when I go back to Illinois.”

After hearing “Lonely” and “Cool Like That,” the audience knew they were seeing something special. The new music continued with “Gentle Man,” “Heartbreak Waiting to Happen,”  followed by “Tomorrow,” a disco-feeling party track that had everyone in the room up and moving.

Radio friends in attendance had rave reviews of the new music.

“Country music always tells a story, but Drew Baldridge brings the personalities of their narratives to life on stage. #DrewBelievers,” said Jason McCollim, SVPP of iHeartRadio/Colorado Springs.

“Drew’s growth as an artist and performer is undeniable,” said Ashley Wilson, newly-minted PD at WNOE/New Orleans. “This guy is a star!”

Jon Shannon from WPOR/Portland said: “Drew stands out from the crowd. This guy is the total package.”

With the current single “Guns & Roses” – a big crowd favorite – rolling up the charts, more and more momentum gathers for Baldridge as he completely wins in person and on stage.

“Guns and Roses is a hit record,” said KRTY/San Jose GM Nate Deaton, “2018 is the year we’ll see him break through.”

“Definitely the one to watch in the coming year,” added KEEY/Minneapolis APD/MD Levi Jessen. “The new music we heard at Drew Year’s Eve surely indicates it’s going to be his best year.”

For more information on Drew Baldridge, visit
To listen to “Guns & Roses” click here.

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LANCO Releases “Born To Love You” To Radio Today – Debut Album HALLELUJAH NIGHTS Out Jan. 19

Building on the momentum started with the multi-week PLATINUM No. One, “Greatest Love Story,” Sony Music Nashville’s buzz band LANCO releases their new single “Born To Love You” to Country radio today. Produced by Jay Joyce and written by lead singer Brandon Lancaster, Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley and Josh Osborne, the unconventional track is the next taste of new music off their debut release, HALLELUJAH NIGHTS available January 19th. “Born To Love You” continues the through line found across the record, as the “infectious love song” (American Songwriter) opens the sequence and immediately “puts the focus on anthems, the band’s specialty” (Rolling Stone). HALLELUJAH NIGHTS is now available for pre-order and digital pre-save on LANCOMusic.com and at all retailers . With the digital pre-order, fans receive instant downloads of five songs from the upcoming album including “Born to Love You.”


“‘Born To Love You’ tells another piece of LANCO’s story…who we all are, the small towns we came from and the search for what the world has to offer,” said lead singer Brandon Lancaster. “This song brings together those early experiences with finding that person who makes it all matter…the person that you were born to love. We spent a couple of weeks writing this one, and in the studio, we got to explore a lot of different sounds on it.”


“Born To Love You” “provides a bridge from the laid-back vibe of that first hit to the more energetic moments in LANCO’s musical repertoire and live show,” (Rare). As the five-man band kick off their first run of 2018 this Thursday (1/11) in Indianapolis, IN, on Chris Young’s LOSING SLEEP WORLD TOUR, they will bring that same “live show energy that is going to build their fan base in a hurry,” (Tucson Weekly). As a co-writer of all eleven songs on HALLELUJAH NIGHTS, Lancaster’s Nashville hometown roots and authentic style has resonated with fans through the warm introductory of “Greatest Love Story,” as the “gifted storyteller” (Taste of Country) solely penned the two-week PLATINUM No. One. The recent accolade marked LANCO as the only Country Band in history to earn a PLATINUM single prior to a debut album release.


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. 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. Spread across Tennessee, Kentucky and Georgia, they lived normal lives full of late nights, long weekends, hard lessons and young love. 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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Brothers Osborne Releases New Track “Shoot Me Straight” From Forthcoming Sophomore Album

EMI Nashville’s Brothers Osborne releases “Shoot Me Straight” as the first track off their highly-anticipated sophomore album today, listen HERE. The two-time CMA “Vocal Duo of the Year” again teamed up with producer Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Little Big Town) for the new album set to release later this year. Recorded at Jay’s house in a remote part of the Florida coast, Brothers Osborne again delivers a tune highlighting why “they won over Nashville critics with a distinctive sound combining classic country and hints of soul, with songs centered on John’s impressive guitar skills and TJ’s rich baritone” (The Washington Post).


“Brothers Osborne has the coolest, sexiest song of the year.”

– Phathead, JVC Broadcasting


“In typical Brothers’ fashion, it stands out for its combination of gritty guitar and vocals and that ever-present bass drum beat that hits you right in the gut. It answers the demand for an up-tempo winter title from a duo with a proven fan base.”

– JC Coffey, PD WTHT


John and TJ Osborne cowrote the tune with Lee Thomas Miller. To view in-studio video footage of an edited version of “Shoot Me Straight” click HERE.


Brothers Osborne recently received their third GRAMMY nomination in the Best Country Duo/Group Performance category for their Top 10 rowdy hit “It Ain’t My Fault.” This nomination joins their previously nominated performances for their No.1 Platinum smash hit “Stay A Little Longer” as well as the nostalgic “21 Summer”. All three tracks are featured on their critically-acclaimed debut album Pawn Shop which was recently certified Gold by the RIAA.


The duo is set to launch their first headlining UK tour in May 2018.  Tickets and additional information can be found at www.brothersosborne.com

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