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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

About Old Dominion:

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

 

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

 

 

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Benji Harris’ Debut, Self-Titled, Solo Project At Online Retailers Now

The first solo release from Benji Harris has hit iTunes and other online retailers this week, etching a career benchmark for the celebrated vocalist and guitarist that has toured with headliners and scored a top hit on CMT and Music Row with his previous trio, Scarletta.  Kick starting his summer with the announcement of the project on Cumulus’ NASH FM morning show Ty, Kelly and Chuck, Benji performed at the Wildhorse Saloon and greeted fans at the RFD-TV booth in the Exhibit Hall during the 2017 CMA Fest and was most recently on the Hard Rock Café Stage at WSMV NBC’s show “Today in Nashville.” 
 
“I played this new record for the first time with a full band at the album release show in Nashville on Tuesday,” says Benji.  “Man did it feel good to see the crowd enjoying the new songs and to get all the positive responses from the live stream that Center Stage Magazine hosted.  I’ve watched some of the best in the business perform and grow while I was out on the road with them and I finally feel ready to share my own music with country fans.”
 
Fans can download the project on iTunes by clicking here. Benji premiered the record to his Nashville area fans and industry professionals before a packed house at The Country on Tuesday. Among those in attendance was Cassadee Pope, the 2012 winner of NBC’s The Voice that would go on to chart a #1 Billboard Country album (Frame by Frame) and #1 Billboard Country Airplay single Think of You with Chris Young. Benji, who also serves as a guitarist and vocalist on Cassadee’s tour, joins her on the stage each night performing the Chris Young portion of the #1 hit.
  A photo recap of his recent activity is below. 
 

Center Stage Magazine‘s Tommy Lemon, Benji Harris, Cassadee Pope & Center Stage Magazine‘s Missy Wolf after the album release show at The Country

Benji cooking up stir fry for Battered and Brewed‘s “Music In The Kitchen”

 

Ty, Kelly and Chuck‘s Ty Bentli, Benji Harris and Ty, Kelly and Chuck‘s Chuck Wicks

Benji Harris & Ty, Kelly and Chuck‘s Chuck Wicks

 

Benji joining WSMV NBC’s Today In Nashville wall of fame.

Today In Nashville‘s Carole Sullivan, Benji Harris and Today In Nashville‘s Kelly Sutton

Benji will be making a return appearance on Ty, Kelly and Chuck on July 17 and will be sharing his latest music with the patients at The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt via Seacrest Studios on July 21.
 
To stay updated on Benji, visit the following:
 
 
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 they perform the Chris Young duet Think of You. 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 now via iTunes and all major online retailers.
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Global Superstar Shania Twain Reveals New Album NOW – Available Sept. 29

International superstar Shania Twain is set to release her brand new album NOW on Sept. 29. Three decades into her storied career as the “top-selling female country artist of all-time,” Shania confidently embraces the moment on her triumphant fifth full-length album on Mercury Nashville and her first album since 2002. Assuming the role of sole songwriter for the first time and overseeing production as a co-producer, this is the woman the world knows and loves at her brightest, boldest and best.NOW, offered as both a 12-track standardand a 16-track deluxe, is available for preorder now and includes an instant download of the album’s lead single “Life’s About to Get Good.” The joyful new tune premieres today on country radio platforms around the globe.

 

Shania is set to rock New York City tomorrow morning as part of NBC’s TODAY Show Summer Concert Series. Fans can expect to hear new music including her latest single along with a few of her most-popular hits. While fans got a taste of the highly-anticipated new song in an exciting NBC Winter Olympics ad, the TODAY Show appearance will only be the second time Shania has performed “Life’s About to Get Good” for a live audience. The first came recently when she performed to a high-spirited crowd of over 75,000 fans as one of the three headliners of this year’s Stagecoach Festival in Indio, Calif.

 

In addition to the upcoming new album, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tenn. opens its Shania exhibit later this month as part of the museum’s 50th anniversary celebration. Scheduled to run through mid-2018, the exhibit will feature some of Shania’s iconic outfits from the “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!” music video (including her top hat, top coat, corset, shirt, necktie, gloves, and skirt), as well as her memorable 2003 Super Bowl halftime performance outfit — the Marc Bouwer-designed black pleather-duster coat and velvet skirt with rhinestone embellishments and many more.

 

Shania is a five-time GRAMMY Award-winner and the reigning Queen of Country Pop. With more than 75 million albums sold worldwide and U.S. sales topping 34.5 million, Shania remains the top-selling female country artist of all time. Shania’s albums include her Platinum-selling 1993 debut, Shania Twain; the GRAMMY Award-winning, Double Diamond-selling 1995 release, The Woman in Me; Come On Over, the best-selling studio album in Soundscan history by a female artist in any genre and the best-selling country album of all time with over 40 million units sold worldwide; and UP!, Shania’s third consecutive Diamond-selling album release.

 

Recognizing her indelible impact and achievements in music, Shania is the first and only female artist to receive CMT’s Artist of a Lifetime Award. She was also honored with the Icon Award atBillboard’s Women in Music ceremony. Shania’s hits include “Any Man of Mine,” “That Don’t Impress Me Much,” “You’re Still the One,” and “Man! I Feel Like A Woman!”.

 

NOW album preorder packages are available now at Shania’s official store. Fans can find exclusive items only available through preorder including a sequin leopard print bomber jacket and a vinyl record with a personalized voice greeting from Shania. Fans can also hear Shania’s NOW playlist HERE. For more information, please visit ShaniaTwain.com.

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Chris Stapleton Scores #1 Album

Chris Stapleton’s From A Room, Volume 1 debuted at the top of the Billboard Country Albums Chart. The collection sold 219,000 units (and 202,000 in traditional album sales) to land at No. 1 on the Country chart and at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. This is the highest-selling country debut since Luke Bryan’s Kill the Lights sold 320,000 in its first week in 2015. Stapleton also debuts at No. 1 on the Top Album Sales chart this week (Logic’s Everybody sold 196,000 in album sales, but with over 70 million streams).

Chris not only holds the top spot on the Country album chart, but he is also sitting at No. 2 with his previous album, Traveller, which sold nearly 24,000 copies this week. This marks only the second time a male artist has held the No. 1 and No. 2 spots in the same week since 1993 (when Garth Brooks accomplished that feat December 2016). It’s also the fourth time for any country artist since then (LeAnn Rimes in 2003 and Taylor Swift in 2009). Rounding out the Top 3 this week isKeith Urban’s Ripcord.

Stapleton says he didn’t feel any pressure for his new album even with the double-platinum success of his previous record, Traveller. “I didn’t have any expectations for the last record. I was hoping if we even sold 50,000 records, it’d be a giant victory for me as far as getting to go out and play shows and play live and keep the wheels rolling, but we did a little bit more than that,” says Chris. “So, I kind of feel the same way about this record. It’s a new record and my expectations for this record don’t have much to do with the last record. I want them to be whatever it’s gonna be for this record.

The Kentucky native, who just released his new single “Either Way,” is in the midst of headlining his All-American Road Show. He’s set to play San Diego on Thursday (May 18th), Phoenix on Friday (May 19th) and L.A. on Saturday (May 20th).

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Chris Stapleton’s New Album, “From A Room: Volume 1”, Available Now

★★★★ “From A Room is strikingly focused, sonically and thematically.”
—Rolling Stone

Chris Stapleton’s highly anticipated new album, From A Room: Volume 1, is out now on Mercury Records Nashville (available here).

Released to widespread acclaim, The New York Times recently profiled Stapleton and his wife and collaborator, Morgane Stapleton (read the full story here). Of the couple, The Times’ Jon Caramanica praises, “The dynamic between the two is one of country’s great treats, a vivid display of affection that elevates their music.” He goes on to assert, “Like Traveller, From A Room is earthen, rich with tradition, has a tactile intensity and is carefully measured.”

In celebration of the release, Stapleton will debut new music on NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” this coming Monday, May 8 and will be a guest on Sirius/XM’s  “Howard Stern Show” on Tuesday, May 9. Stapleton also recently sat down with Beats 1 for an in-depth interview filmed at RCA Studio A. Watch the full interview here.

Additionally, “Chris Stapleton’s All-American Road Show” tour kicks off tonight with back-to-back sold out shows in Alpharetta, GA and will span throughout 2017 with ten additional shows announcing today. The new dates include performances in Houston, Dallas, Tampa and Omaha as well as a very special hometown show at Nashville, TN’s Bridgestone Arena on October 13. Exclusive Stapleton Fan Club pre-sales will begin next Tuesday, May 9 at 10:00am local time. For more information visit www.stapletonfanclub.com. Public tickets for the newly announced concerts begin Friday, May 12 at 10:00am local time. Live Nation is the national tour promoter for the “All-American Road Show.”

Citi® is the official credit card of the “All-American Road Show” tour. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets through Citi’s Private Pass Program® beginning Tuesday, May 9 at 10:00am local. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.

Special guests for the extensive tour include Brothers Osborne, Lucie Silvas, Anderson East, Brent Cobb, Margo Price and Marty Stuart. Of a recent performance, the Seattle Times declares, “…Stapleton dazzled the sold-out crowd with a barrage of songs that defy easy categorization while receiving the kind of deafening cheers reserved for superstars.”

From A Room: Volume 1 is the first new music from Stapleton since 2015’s breakthrough double Platinum solo debut Traveller and will be followed by From A Room: Volume 2—coming later this year.

The album takes its name from Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A, where it was recorded during the winter of 2016-17. Once again produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb, Volume 1 features eight original songs as well as “Last Thing I Needed, First Thing This Morning,” which was written by Gary P. Nunn and Donna Sioux Farar and made famous by Willie Nelson. Additional highlights on the album include the album’s first radio single, “Either Way.”

In addition to Stapleton on vocals and guitar and Cobb on acoustic guitar, the album features Morgane Stapleton on harmony vocals as well as longtime band-members J.T. Cure on bass and Derek Mixon on drums and musicians Mickey Raphael on harmonica, Robby Turner on pedal steel and Mike Webb on keys.

photo credit: Andy Barron

The May 5 release of Volume 1 comes exactly two years to the day since the release of Traveller. Released to immediate widespread critical acclaim, the album had one of the best-selling first weeks by a debut country artist in 2015. Following a historic turn on the 49th Annual CMA Awards—where Stapleton became the first artist to win Album of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year and New Artist of the Year at the same awards – Traveller became the first album to re-enter the Billboard 200 all-genre album chart at No. 1, where it stayed for two straight weeks. The critically acclaimed album went on to win multiple Grammy and ACM Awards and was the #1 selling Country album of 2016 and the fourth-highest selling album of 2016 across all genres. Additionally, in the past two years, Stapleton has performed on multiple national TV shows including “Saturday Night Live,” “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and was profiled on “CBS News Sunday Morning.”

FROM A ROOM: VOLUME 1 TRACKLIST

1.  Broken Halos (Chris Stapleton and Mike Henderson)

2.  Last Thing I Needed, First Thing This Morning (Gary P. Nunn and Donna Sioux Farar)

3.  Second One To Know (Chris Stapleton and Mike Henderson)

4.  Up To No Good Livin’ (Chris Stapleton and Casey Beathard)

5.  Either Way (Chris Stapleton, Tim James and Kendall Marvel)

6.  I Was Wrong (Chris Stapleton and Craig Wiseman)

7.  Without Your Love (Chris Stapleton and Mike Henderson)

8.  Them Stems (Chris Stapleton, Jimmy Stewart and Shawn Camp)

9.  Death Row (Chris Stapleton and Mike Henderson)

“CHRIS STAPLETON’S ALL-AMERICAN ROAD SHOW”

May 5—Alpharetta, GA—Verizon Amphitheatre‡ (SOLD OUT)

May 6 – Alpharetta, GA – Verizon Amphitheatre‡ (SOLD OUT)

May 11—Virginia Beach, VA—Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at VA Beach‡

May 12—Raleigh, NC—Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek§ (SOLD OUT)

May 13—Charlotte, NC—PNC Music Pavilion‡ (SOLD OUT)

May 18—San Diego, CA—Mattress Firm Amphitheatre‡

May 19—Phoenix, AZ—Ak-Chin Pavilion‡

May 20—Los Angeles, CA—The Forum‡

May 23—Denver, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre‡ (SOLD OUT)

May 24—Denver, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre‡ (SOLD OUT)

June 1—Fresno, CA—Save Mart Center at Fresno State‡

June 2— Mountain View, CA—Shoreline Amphitheatre‡

June 3—Wheatland, CA—Toyota Amphitheatre‡ (SOLD OUT)

June 9—Southaven, MS—BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove§

June 10—Birmingham, AL—Oak Mountain Amphitheatre§ (SOLD OUT)

June 11—Nashville, TN—CMA Music Fest

June 15—Charleston, WV—Charleston Civic Center§ (SOLD OUT)

June 16—Cincinnati, OH—Riverbend Music Center§

June 17—Indianapolis, IN—Klipsch Music Center§

June 22—Tulsa, OK—BOK Center§

June 23—Manhattan, KS—Country Stampede

June 24—North Platte, NE—Nebraskaland Days

June 29—Chicago, IL—Wrigley Field# (SOLD OUT)

July 5—Milwaukee, WI—Summerfest#

July 6—Milwaukee, WI—Summerfest#

July 14—Mansfield, MA—Xfinity Center§

July 15—Hartford, CT—The XFINITY Theatre§

July 16—Darien Lake, NY—Darien Lake Performing Arts Center§

July 20—Holmdel, NJ—P.N.C. Bank Arts Center§

July 21—Wantagh, NY—Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater§

July 22—Bristow, VA—Jiffy Lube Live§

July 28—George, WA—Watershed Festival (SOLD OUT)

July 29—Central Point, OR—Country Crossings Music Festival

July 30—Mountain Home, ID—Mountain Home Country Music Festival

August 3—Duluth, MN—AMSOIL Arena** (SOLD OUT)

August 4—Prairie Du Chien, WI—Country on the River

August 5—St. Louis, MO—Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre**

August 10—Hershey, PA—Giant Center**

August 11—Pittsburgh, PA—KeyBank Pavilion**

August 12—Philadelphia, PA—BB&T Pavilion**

August 17—Toronto, ON—Budweiser Stage**

August 18—Cleveland, OH—Blossom Music Center**

August 19—Clarkston, MI—DTE Energy Music Theatre** (SOLD OUT)

August 25—Gilford, NH—Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion**

August 26—Gilford, NH—Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion** (ON-SALE 5/12)

October 5—Moline, IL—iWireless Center** (ON-SALE 5/12)

October 6—Des Moines, IA—Wells Fargo Arena**

October 7—St Paul, MN—Xcel Energy Center**

October 13—Nashville, TN—Bridgestone Arena†(ON-SALE 5/12)

October 19—Baton Rouge, LA—Raising Cane’s River Center Arena†† (SOLD OUT)

October 20—San Antonio, TX—AT&T Center††

October 21—Bossier City, LA—CenturyLink Center††

October 26—Austin, TX—Austin360 Amphitheater††

October 27—Houston, TX—Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman†† (ON-SALE 5/12)

October 28—Dallas, TX—Starplex Pavilion†† (ON-SALE 5/12)

November 3—Columbus, OH—Nationwide Arena†† (ON-SALE 5/12)

November 4—Grand Rapids, MI—Van Andel Arena††

November 10—Tampa, FL—MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre†† (ON-SALE 5/12)

November 11—Jacksonville, FL—Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena†† (ON-SALE 5/12)

November 16—Little Rock, AR—Verizon Arena†† (ON-SALE 5/12)

November 18—Omaha, NE—CenturyLink Center Omaha†† (ON-SALE 5/12)

‡with special guests Brothers Osborne and Lucie Silvas

§with special guests Anderson East and Brent Cobb

#with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

**with special guests Margo Price and Brent Cobb

†with special guests Brothers Osborne and Brent Cobb

††with special guests Marty Stuart and Brent Cobb

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Zac Brown Band Releases “Roots” Today, A Lyric Video With A Glimpse At The Band’s Beginnings

Photo credit: Danny Clinch

Zac Brown Band has released “Roots” today from their new album, ‘WELCOME HOME.’ “Roots” pays homage to the band’s humble beginnings. “My roots always keep me grounded / Roots remind me where I’m from,” Brown sings during the chorus. “Even when I’m a thousand miles away from my roots / I’m home.”

Watch the lyric video here via Rolling Stone: http://www.rollingstone.com/country/news/hear-zac-brown-bands-new-song-roots-w480395

‘WELCOME HOME’ is out May 12 via Southern Ground / Elektra.

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Charlie Worsham Featured On NPR’S “All Things Considered”

In celebration of his acclaimed new album, Beginning of Things, Charlie Worsham was recently featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered.” Listen to the full interview HERE. Of the acclaimed singer, songwriter and musician, NPR praises, “…he’s the sort of artist who can do it all. As he returns with his second album, Beginning Of Things, he’s got everybody in the know in Nashville rooting for him.”
Released last month on on Warner Bros. Records / Warner Music Nashville (purchase here), Beginning Of Things continues to receive widespread critical praise—NPR Music’s Ann Powers asserts, “Worsham is the guy many country music lovers in Nashville love the most, though the rest of the world is only just recognizing his enormous skill and grace.” She continues, “Like [Miranda] Lambert, Worsham is making a space in country music for subtle challenges, using humor and insight and undeniable musical talent. He’s a serious contender, even as he makes us all smile.”
Additionally, the official music video for Worsham’s single, “Cut Your Groove,” recently premiered at CMT and can now be viewed/shared here. Of the song and video, CMT praises, “…an uplifting and mighty ode to staying the course and never giving up…The empowering lyrics of Worsham’s stunning debut track were put into motion in the heartwarming video directed by Sam Siske.”
Worsham is currently in the midst on an extensive co-headlining tour with Brandy Clark, which includes upcoming shows in Birmingham, Nashville, Atlanta, Denver, Portland and more. He’ll also join Tim McGraw and Faith Hill for select performances as part of their SOUL2SOUL Tour later this summer. See below for full details.

hoto credit: Allister Ann

Recent critical acclaim for Beginning Of Things

“…shows him to be one of country’s most formidable dark horses,
a quiet contender worthy of the attention and airplay claimed by his
less cerebral contemporaries.” —American Songwriter
“If ever there was a champion for truth in life and music, it would hands-
down be Charlie Worsham.”—CMT
“…a solid reminder that no matter what happens in life, the world keeps
spinning…strings and surprise horns provide an uplifting accompaniment to
the song’s positive message.”—CMT
 “At its best, country music is a preserve for the up-close and personal. From Merle Haggard to Miranda Lambert, the genre’s most powerful storytellers illuminate big subjects like family, love or work by focusing on small details unfolding in kitchens, on back porches or in farm fields. ‘The Beginning Of Things,’ the title track from Charlie Worsham’s excellent upcoming second album, demonstrates this art with uncommon grace and intelligence.”—NPR Music
 “His understated, warm vocal exudes sympathy, exactly nailing the part in the storytelling process where words are shaped by phrasing and intonation. Behind
him, an ace band…crafts an environment that’s simple and inviting, encouraging the listener to sit back and think about what’s being said.” —NPR Music
 “…a combination of that gentle spirit and rebellious streak – with plenty of
room to showcase his serious guitar chops.”—Rolling Stone
“…a skillful, dazzling array of musical genres that suggest the work of a
seasoned veteran.”—Rolling Stone
 “For country fans, Beginning of Things is already one of the most-anticipated
records of 2017.”—The Tennessean
Beginning of Things includes 13 new songs, 9 of which Worsham co-wrote, and was co-produced by Frank Liddell (Miranda Lambert, Lee Ann Womack, Aubrie Sellers) and Eric Masse (Rayland Baxter, Mikky Ekko) with Arturo Buenahora, Jr. (Eric Church, Dierks Bentley) serving as the Executive Producer.
Of the album, Worsham comments, “We had so much fun! I had fallen out of love with music, and making this record put me back in love with it on a level I hadn’t felt since I was a teenager. Beginning Of Things was a challenge in surrendering control and trusting my own talent. I’m confident that these songs and these recordings capture my musical geography and personal truth, and at the end of the day, I’m convinced that is the ultimate purpose of an artist—to speak one’s truth.”
Born and raised in Mississippi, Worsham attended Grenada High School and went on to study at Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music. In addition to his life as a working musician, Worsham is actively involved in music education and, last year, founded the Follow Your Heart Scholarship Fund in partnership with The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. The fund supports the youth of Grenada, Mississippi—his hometown—who possess uncommon talent and desire to achieve great things in the arts. In its first year, the organization has raised nearly $50,000. More information can be found at www.FollowYourHeartArts.org.
Beginning of Things is Worsham’s second full-length album and follows 2013’s Rubberband, which received widespread acclaim. American Songwriter calls Worsham, “the sort of triple threat artist that seems in short supply on Music Row these days. He writes well, sings well, and is a skilled and tasteful guitarist to boot,” while Rolling Stone asserts, “A fleet-fingered guitarist and empathetic vocalist, his talent is reminiscent of a young Keith Urban in all the best ways.”

BEGINNING OF THINGS TRACK LIST

1. Pants (Jeff Hyde)
2. Please People Please (Charlie Worsham, Ryan Tyndell)
3. Southern By The Grace of God (Charlie Worsham, Luke Dick, Shane McAnally)
4. Call You Up (Abe Stoklasa, Daniel Tashien)
5. Lawn Chair Don’t Care (Charlie Worsham, Brent Cobb, Ryan Tyndell)
6. Only Way To Fly (Charlie Worsham, Brent Cobb, Ryan Tyndell)
7. Old Time’s Sake (Charlie Worsham, Jeremy Spillman, Brent Cobb)
8. Cut Your Groove (Charlie Worsham, Oscar Charles)
9. I Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere (Charlie Worsham, Ryan Tyndell, Billy Montana)
10. The Beginning Of Things (Abe Stoklasa, Donovan Woods)
11. Birthday Suit (Luke Dick, Jason Lehning)
12. I-55 (Charlie Worsham, Ben Hayslip)
13. Take Me Drunk (Charlie Worsham, Ryan Tyndell, Steve Bogard)

CHARLIE WORSHAM CONFIRMED TOUR DATES

May 5—Birmingham, AL—WorkPlay Theatre*
May 7—Mobile, AL—The Steeple*
May 11—Athens, GA—40 Watt Club*

May 12—Greensboro, NC—The Blind Tiger*
May 13—Richmond, VA—The Broadberry*
May 19—Nashville, TN—City Winery*

May 20—Atlanta, GA—City Winery*
May 21—Nashville, TN—City Winery*
May 31—Denver, CO—Bluebird Theater*
June 1—Salt Lake City, UT—The Depot*
June 3—San Francisco, CA—Social Hall SF*
June 6—Portland, OR—Doug Fir Lounge*

June 15—Saint Louis, MO—Delmar Hall*

June 16—Des Moines, IA—Wooly’s*
June 17—St. Paul, MN—Turf Club*
June 18—Omaha, NE—The Waiting Room Lounge*
June 22—Ottawa, Canada—Canadian Tire Centre†
June 23—Toronto, Canada—Air Canada Centre†
June 24—Toronto, Canada—Air Canada Centre†
*“An Evening with Brandy Clark & Charlie Worsham”
†SOUL2SOUL Tour with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
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Sara Evans Sets July 21 For Release Of New Album, WORDS

Days after Country Music star and entrepreneur SARA EVANS announced the launch of her own record label – Born To Fly Records – the multi-platinum entertainer has revealed additional details about her highly-anticipated forthcoming album. The ACM Female Vocalist of the Year divulged yesterday that her brand new album Words will release on July 21. Fourteen separate female songwriters, including powerhouses Ashley Monroe, Caitlyn Smith, Hillary Lindsey, Hillary Scott, Liz Hengber, Sonya Isaacs and of course Sara herself, contribute their words to the stunning, upcoming record.

“When I’m listening to a song, it’s the lyrics and the stories they tell that matter most to me,” said Sara. “Not only is ‘Words’ the title to one of the songs on my album but in listening to new music for the record, I was always looking for lyrics that moved me and expressed a powerful range of emotions. Women are natural storytellers and I’m proud to have so many amazing female songwriters represented on this record.”

Words marks a creative reunion for Evans, pairing her with frequent co-producer Mark Bright (2005’s Real Fine Place, 2014’s Slow Me Down) while Tracy Gershon provides A&R direction. Her daughter Olivia (14) even contributes background vocals to the record.

Beginning today, limited-edition, fan packages are available for pre-order at http://smarturl.it/SEStore. Pricing starts at $11.99 and include a variety of bundles ranging from a signed CD or vinyl version of Words, a Sara Evans t-shirt, journal, mug or acoustic guitar.

Additional details about Sara’s new album Words will be revealed in the coming weeks. Fans can catch up with Sara on the road with dates booked throughout the year. For more details, check out saraevans.com.

About Sara Evans: Multi-platinum entertainer SARA EVANS is at the top of her game. With five No. 1 Country singles including “No Place That Far,” “Suds In The Bucket, “A Real Fine Place To Start,” “Born to Fly,” and “A Little Bit Stronger,” which spent 2 weeks in the top spot and was certified platinum by the R.I.A.A., Sara thrills audiences across the U.S. playing close to 100 shows each year. Her “stunning, country voice” (Rolling Stone) has earned her the prestigious Academy of Country Music Top Female vocalist accolade as well as numerous American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Country Music Association, CMT and Grammy Awards nominations. In addition, the CMA awarded Video of the Year honors for her hit chart-topping single, “Born to Fly” from her double-platinum album of the same name. In 2014 Evans released her critically acclaimed seventh studio album Slow Me Down, which debuted at #2 on the Country Album Chart and landed in the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart, winning over fans and media alike and dubbed her best album to date. Named one of People Magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People,” Evans’ career also includes the platinum-selling studio albums Real Fine Place and Restless and the gold-certified No Place That Far. Sara continues to forge a bold, creative path with the launch of Born To Fly Records, distributed by Sony RED, and will release her highly anticipated eighth studio album, Words, on July 21, 2017.

In addition to a prolific country music career, Sara is an accomplished author, lifestyle blogger and Red Cross ambassador who in 2008 was presented with the national Crystal Cross award for her work with the disaster-relief organization.

For more information on Sara Evans, visit SaraEvans.com and ARealFinePlace.com and engage with her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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The Swon Brothers Release Their New EP “Pretty Cool Scars”

Zach and Colton, The Swon Brothers deliver their new EP PRETTY COOL SCARS yesterday. Click HERE to download.

 

Zach and Colton will perform tonight at The Grand Ole Opry and sign autographs for fans at the Opry Store immediately following the show.  Tomorrow they will celebrate the new release with a FREE show for fans at Nashville’s ACME Feed and Seed.

 

The brothers spent the majority of 2016 on Carrie Underwood’s STORYTELLER Tour and had the opportunity to showcase new music to fans all over the United States, before going into the studio to record their new EP with producer Brad Hill. (Maren Morris, Brothers Osborne).

 

The BUZZ on PRETTY COOL SCARS and THE SWON BROTHERS

 

“Pretty Cool Scars unveils a brand-new side to the Swon Brothers.” says THE BOOT

 

“The Swon Brothers are one of our favorite country music duos.  We’ve seen them on stage; we’ve listened to their music; we’ve written about them; we’ve talked about them; we’ve met them; we talked to them … and we just can’t get enough of these guys.”  COUNTRYS CHATTER

 

“The Voice alums from Team Blake can expect their coach to be proud of his fellow Okies.” COUNTRY COMMON

 

 

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The Swon Brothers Release

The Swon Brothers spent the better part of 2016 putting an indelible notch in their live performance belt. The sibling duo played their first show on January 30th in Jacksonville, FL on Carrie Underwood’s Storyteller Tour and ended their year in their hometown of Muskogee, OK to a SOLD-OUT house for a show to benefit their local Salvation Army post on December 16th. But somehow, in between those arduous hours on the road, the brothers found time to record their most authentic record to date, and one they are certainly proud of.
The new EP, titled PRETTY COOL SCARS and produced by Brad Hill, will be released on March 17th and the brothers have released a brand new single from PRETTY COOL SCARS called “Don’t Call Me.”
“This is our first time to work with Brad, who produced records that garnered Grammy nominations and awards this year, and for good reason.  He’s a very talented guy.  He brought out sides of us that we didn’t even know were there, both musically and vocally.  He actually brought this song to us also, he’s got a great ear,” says Zach.
The brothers describe “Don’t Call Me” as a song about being in a bad situation but becoming stronger despite the circumstances.
“It’s a song we can all relate to,” says Colton. “It’s about finally getting to a point where you get over the things you need to get over, and you can move on with your life.  I think it can represent people in a lot of different ways, and then it becomes much more than a song at that point.”
“We always like to try out songs in our live show before we make the decision to record them.  We like to listen to our fans that way, and hands down, our fans gave us every indication that this was definitely a keeper. Me and my brother knew we had something golden when we just sat down and played it for the first time in the living room with just the two of us, and it just felt like it was written for us,” says, Zach.
“Don’t Call Me” is one of six songs that appear on PRETTY COOL SCARS and Zach and Colton are excited to share this new music with their fans.
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