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Curb Introduces Little Feather With “Hillbilly Love Song (Hey Y’all)”

Curb Records announces the signing of award-winning group Little Feather, whose debut single premieres today on Huffington Post .  The single “Hillbilly Love Song (Hey Y’all)” is available here. This autobiographical debut single release showcases the band’s organically-optimisitic acoustic playing, and the lead singer’s vintage-modern vocal skills.  The forthcoming self-titled album will be released September 29.

The acoustic driven band is fronted by lead vocalist Liz Sharpe.  Steeped in tradition, Liz is a coal miner’s daughter with a family lineage that connects the young Pikeville, Kentucky singer to award-winning traditionalist Patty Loveless and to the Queen of Country herself, Loretta Lynn.

Liz’s resumé reads like a New York Times best seller including lending harmonies for such diverse acts as Holly Williams and Michael Bolton.  She penned a song titled “Float Along, Little Feather,” and upon careful listening she knew she was onto a sound that she wanted to explore deeper.  She and her husband, Aaron Spraggs (drums), approached Dylan Rowe (bass player), Sam Brooker (rhythm guitar and harmony), Shannon Campbell (guitar, mandolin, banjo, harmony and Glen Campbell’s son), and Pat Boyer (guitar and slide).  Thus, Little Feather was born.  Take one listen to the music and you’ll hear why this new generation of rustic, heart-on-the-sleeve sound is quickly attracting the ears of many listeners.

The easy-going, fun-loving band has been blowing up social media with their innovative “Drive-Thru Concert” series on Facebook and YouTube. They literally pile into a van, order a meal, and then pick and sing their way to the drive-thru window causing impromptu reactions by employees who can’t help but start dancing and singing along with them.  The videos, which have amassed nearly two million views, have gone over so well that earlier this month Little Feather enjoyed their first taste of success by winning a Silver Telly Award in the Music Video category at the 38th Annual Telly Awards that honors the best in film and video.  

“Words can’t express how happy my band and I are to share our music with the world,” says Liz Sharpe.  “The music has been incubating for awhile now, but Little Feather is getting ready to fly!”

Little Feather’s self-titled debut album on Curb will be released on September 29.  To learn more visit Little Feather.  Follow them on Instagram @littlefeatherband, Twitter @lilfeathermusic and
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/littlefeathermusic/ .

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Lucy Angel To Make A Splash With New Single, “Public Pool Party” 

Summer is upon us and just as the temperatures are rising, Lucy Angel returns with the perfect anthem, “Public Pool Party.” The single’s driving groove and laid back melody are just the right mix to beat the heat this summer.

Consisting of Emily, Kate and Lindsay Anderton, Lucy Angel made waves at country radio with their release of “Crazy Too.” The trio has since been diligently focused on writing and honing in on the sound that captures their effortless harmonies and colorful personalities.

The release of “Public Pool Party” is a first taste of the new music Lucy Angel plans to release in the coming months. The upbeat tune that is sure to be on everyone’s summer playlist was written by Emily, Kate, Lindsay and Jake Anderton, along with Summer Overstreet and produced by Noah Gordon (Colt Ford, Joey + Rory, LoCash, Billy Ray Cyrus). Listen to “Public Pool Party” on iTunes HERE and Spotify HERE.

“We wrote this song at the end of last summer and wanted to release it right then but obviously had to wait for the timing to be right. We are so excited that it’s coming out now and can’t wait for everyone to hear it. We hope you have as much fun listening to this song as we had writing it.“ -Lucy Angel

The mother-daughter trio’s 13-episode docu-series, Discovering Lucy Angel, is currently streaming on NETFLIX and follows the ladies and their family, the Andertons, as they work together to launch their music career in Nashville.  The trio’s vlogging channel, Life With Lucy Angel gives fans an inside look into the day-to-day lives of Kate, Lindsay and Emily while they spend time in the studio, at home, traveling and touring.

For more information, visit www.LucyAngel.com; go to their Facebook page HERE and follow them on Twitter, @LucyAngelBand; on Instagram and YouTube.

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Jon Pardi “Heartache On The Dance Floor” Most-Added At Country Radio  

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Capitol Records Nashville’s Jon Pardi releases “Heartache on the Dance Floor” and the new single is the most-added at country radio with 65 first-week stations. Pardi’s latest tune, the third from his No. 1-debuting sophomore album California Sunrise, follows his back-to-back smash singles, the Platinum-selling No. 1 “Head Over Boots” and his most recent three-week No. 1 “Dirt On My Boots.” Written with Brice Long and producer Bart Butler, Pardi’s “Heartache on the Dance Floor” is poised to be the ACM New Male Vocalist of the Year’s next big hit.

 

“Jon has posted his third big one in a row with ‘Heartache On The Dance Floor.’ Look for him to fill up arenas soon with the track record he’s racking up!” predicts Kerry Wolfe, WMIL Sr. VP of Programming. While iHeartCountry Brand Coordinator and Sr. VP of Programming Nashville Gator Harrison attests, “Jon Pardi is Country Music’s SECRET Weapon, STRONG enough for a Man, but Made for a Woman. This is another EASY one!”

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Pardi, who brought thousands to their feet this weekend to sing and stomp along to his roaring set on the Stagecoach Mane Stage, also joined his tour mate and the night’s headliner, Dierks Bentley, for a spirited rendition of George Strait’s “Fireman.” Pardi is currently on the What the Hell World Tour with Bentley with upcoming dates in Wichita, Kan.; Columbia, Md. and Cincinnati, Ohio. The young country star also joins Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s Soul 2 Soul next weekend with shows in Tulsa, Okla.; Lincoln, Neb. and Oklahoma City, Okla.

 

Fans can listen to “Heartache on the Dance Floor” HERE and find additional information, music and tour dates by visiting www.JonPardi.com.

 

 

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Caanan Smith Releases New Single, “Like You That Way”

Mercury Nashville’s Canaan Smith spent the last few months on the road touring throughout the US and Europe, bringing his energetic live show to crowds across the globe. Noted for his “vocals… charisma and the performance ability to be one of the biggest stars in Country music” (Entertainment Focus), Canaan’s new single “Like You That Way,” goes for adds today at Country radio, following Friday’s world premiere of the song on People.com. 

 

The upbeat Summer anthem has already garnered attention for its catchy lyrics, which include a lyrical nod to one of country’s leading ladies. As revealed to People.com, Canaan credits “my wife [Christy] and Miranda Lambert. I live with one and I listen to the other,” as part of the inspiration for the song.

 

“Like You That Way” follows Canaan Smith’s debut album, Bronco, which debuted in the Top 5 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart and features the RIAA Platinum-Certified # 1 hit “Love You Like That.” The breakout smash “Love You Like That” marked one of the top streaming tracks from all new artists in country music, besting many songs from the genre’s superstars. After his own headlining tour of the US in the fall of 2016, Canaan embarked on an extensive sold-out tour of the U.K. with London based breakout country duo, The Shires.  While there, his album skyrocketed to #3 on the U.K Charts. He recently returned to the UK in March 2017 for the C2C Festival, where he was consistently ranked as one of the festival’s best live acts. Canaan’s reputation as a road warrior and one of the top live performers in country music has earned him touring slots with Dierks Bentley, Brantley Gilbert and Kip Moore, where he played well over 400 shows for more than a million fans. Named a “One to Watch” by The Huffington Post, Spotify, Yahoo Music and USA Today, Canaan continues his run with a full list of US and European headlining tour dates. Visit www.CanaanSmith.com  for more information. “Like You That Way” is available to purchase or stream now.

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April Showers Brings May Flowers as Powerhouse Country Duo Williams Honor Prepares for Next Single Release With No Umbrella

Asbury Park, NJ’s first ever country duo continues to build the WHArmy nationally as Gordon Brown and Reagan Richards gear up for a busy summer ahead. No Umbrella, the next single from the duo’s self-titled debut album, has officially been released to country radio today (Tuesday, April 18) and fans can download it on all digital platforms.

Once again, Williams Honor is showing the world that Asbury Park isn’t too far from Nashville. “We’re really excited about the release of this song,” says Richards. “It was a song that seemed to resonate with our fans since day one. We wrote this in Nashville right on Music Row with (Billboard hot country artist) Cyndi Thomson and we knew right away that we stumbled on something special.”

This talented duo is gearing up for exclusive private events in New Jersey for the next few months to promote No Umbrella and will be doing a media tour in Nashville the week of the release with appearances all over town. They just wrapped up their very first music video for their previous release, Send It To Me (#55 on the Music Row Country Breakout Chart). This video showcases their favorite places, streets and venues on the Jersey Shore and Nashville. Shot during last year’s CMA Music Festival by Nashville’s Over The Cumberland production team, the scenes filmed along downtown Broadway showcases prominent venues like The Ryman Auditorium, Tootsie’s, and Bridgestone Arena. While in Asbury Park, the duo shot with Cinecall filmaker George McMorrow along Cookman Ave and at classic Jersey Shore venues like The Saint, McLoones on the Asbury Boardwalk, The Wonderbar, and The Stone Pony. The official video will be released next month and sneak peaks were already shown on the NJNews12 broadcast which was aired April 15th and 16th.

ABOUT WILLIAMS HONOR: Straight from Asbury Park, NJ’s legendary music scene, comes an unstoppable collision of likeminded influence, chemistry and a true love for country music. The duo consists of powerhouse singer and performer Reagan Richards and producer/multi-instrumentalist Gordon Brown. After spending years separately in Nashville and never running into each other, they both were writing, recording and touring for other projects and artists. The two met while doing a benefit for Hurricane Sandy victims in NJ and fueled by the memory of their fathers, who were both lost way too soon, Williams Honor was born the summer of 2014.

This duo wrapped up an extensive national radio tour last year, visiting close to 40 stations and performing shows in many of the cities they traveled to. They had their first live network feature interview and performance on NBC’s Today in Nashville and participated in Nashville’s Country Radio Seminar earlier this year doing endless media interviews, appearances and performances. Their debut album is available wherever digital music is sold, iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Google Play, etc. and signed physical CD’s are available on their website.

Website: www.williamshonor.com
Facebook: @WilliamsHonor 
Instagram: @WilliamsHonor
Twitter: @WilliamsHonorX
 
About Reagan Richards:  Country music artist and vocalist for many national acts including Bon Jovi, Joan Jett, David Gray, Social Distortion, Lisa Loeb, Bobby Bandiera, Cheap Trick, Glen Burtnik, Michael Des Barres among others. Reagan starred as the legendary Patsy Cline at Monmouth University’s production of “Always, Patsy Cline,” where she sang 27 songs from her catalogue to a ten-night sold out run which gained critical acclaim. https://www.facebook.com/reaganrichards
 
About Gordon Brown: Gordon built his career as the main songwriter and guitarist for Asbury Park national label and touring acts mR.rEALITY, Samhill, and HWY9. He’s been hired to write, produce, tour and help develop careers with emerging artists like Jessie James Decker, Natalie Stovall, Jackson Harris, Corey Wagar, ABC show Rising Star’s Audrey Kate, NBC show The Voice’s Audra McLaughlin and New Jersey’s very own Lo Kloza. Gordon has also continued his role as lead guitarist with Epic recording artist Jessie James Decker as she sells out shows around the nation, performing with some of country music’s biggest names. https://www.facebook.com/gordon1brown

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Delta Rae Debuts “A Long And Happy Life” At Radio Today

Pictured (L-R): Brittany Hölljes, Grant Emerson, Ian Hölljes, Liz Hopkins, Mike McKee, Eric Hölljes Single Image Courtesy of The Valory Music Co.  

Fueled with a passionate melodic delivery of honest lyrics, DELTA RAE debuts “A Long And Happy Life” today. The new single is available now and marks the six-piece Durham, NC-based band’s first release on Big Machine Label Group’s imprint The Valory Music Co.

Brothers Eric and Ian Hölljes penned the buoyant “A Long And Happy Life,” offering fans a soundtrack to jumpstart their summer with an earnest hope that the best seasons are still to come. The song name comes from a book of the same title written by Ian’s dear friend, the late Reynolds Price. Lyrics from three other literary works – William Styron’s Lie Down In Darkness, Pat Conroy’s The Prince of Tides and The Water Is Wide – are woven throughout as homage to the Southern storytelling they admire.

With roots firmly planted in the South, Liz Hopkins and Brittany Hölljes front the robust group with their sultry harmonies rounded out by Eric (vocals, piano) and Ian (vocals, guitar) as well as Mike McKee (drums) and Grant Emerson (bass). Delta Rae chose their moniker from a mythical story the Hölljes siblings’ mother crafted about a Southern girl of the same name who summons the Greek gods to earth. The band’s sound defies parameters – a little bit Americana and Gospel combined with equal parts Country, Rock and Bluegrass – being most influenced by their geographical location as they’ve traversed the globe and experienced life.

Since forming in 2009, Delta Rae has graced stages at esteemed festivals such as Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits and more with their larger-than-life live show. The band will headline several dates throughout their A LONG AND HAPPY LIFE SUMMER TOUR 2017, which kicks off in May. Tickets go on sale at DeltaRae.com beginning this Friday, March 17.

A LONG AND HAPPY LIFE SUMMER TOUR 2017 DATES:
May 19 – Harvest Theatre | Rocky Mount, VA
May 20 – Soundstage | Baltimore, MD
May 22 – Bowery Ballroom | New York, NY
May 24 – Playhouse | Ridgefield, CT
May 25 – Center for Arts | Natick, MA
May 26 – Tupelo Music Hall | Londonderry, NH
May 28 – Avalon Theatre | Easton, MD
June 1 – Throne Theatre | Wilmington, NC
June 2 – The Underground @ Fillmore | Charlotte, NC
June 3 – Cat’s Cradle | Carrboro, NC
June 12 – Hi Fi | Indianapolis, IN
June 16 – Shank Hall | Milwaukee, WI
June 17 – Joe’s Bar | Chicago, IL
June 20 – Wooly’s | Des Moines, IA
June 21 – Old Rock House | St. Louis, MO
June 23 – Muscogee (Creek) Nation Festival | Okmulgee, OK
July 17 – The Parish – House Of Blues New Orleans | New Orleans, LA
July 18 – White Oak Music Hall | Houston, TX
July 19 – Sam’s Burger Joint | San Antonio, TX
July 21 – The Parish | Austin, TX
July 22 – Club Dada | Dallas, TX
July 25 – Belly Up | Solana Beach, CA
July 26 – The Troubadour | West Hollywood, CA
July 28 – Great American Music Hall | San Francisco, CA
July 29 – Opera House Ballroom | Napa, CA
July 30 – Harlow’s | Sacramento, CA
August 1 – Doug Fir Lounge | Portland, OR
August 2 – The Crocodile | Seattle, WA
August 5 – Bluebird Theater | Denver, CO
August 6 – Moxi Theater | Greeley, CO
August 8 – The Waiting Room | Omaha, NE
August 9 – PBR Big Sky | Kansas City, MO
August 11 – Fountain Square | Cincinnati, PH
August 12 – The Ark | Ann Arbor, MI
August 14 – Rex Theater | Pittsburgh, PA
August 16 – Shalin Liu Performance Center | Rockport, MA
August 18 – Paradise Rock Club | Boston, MA
August 19 – Port City Music Hall | Portland, ME
August 20 – Blue Ocean Music Hall | Salisbury, MA
August 22 – World Café Live | Philadelphia, PA
August 249:30 Club | Washington, DC
August 25 – The Jefferson Theater | Charlottesville, VA
August 31 – Epcot | Orlando, FL
September 1 – Epcot | Orlando, FL
September 3 – Capitol Theatre | Clearwater, FL

Alongside producer Dann Huff, Delta Rae is putting the finishing touches on their A LONG AND HAPPY LIFE EP, which is slated for release this Spring.

Get to know Delta Rae: http://deltarae.com/introduction.

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LANco Release Newest Single “Greatest Love Story” To Country Radio

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Emerging Arista Nashville band LANCO released their newest single “Greatest Love Story” to Country radio on Monday.  Written solely by lead singer Brandon Lancaster, “Greatest Love Story”  ignited as the fan-favorite from the band’s first EP, has accumulated over 9 million streams.

“Greatest Love Story” leads LANCO’s forthcoming debut album produced by Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Cage The Elephant, Little Big Town.) While recording with Joyce in his East Nashville studio, the band filmed a rootsy, stripped-down performance of the new single which premieres exclusively with Billboard.com.

View the live video & discover more on LANCO’s collaboration with Joyce HERE.

Name as “the band to watch” by Bobby Bones, CMT, Rolling Stone, Spotify and more, LANCO gained their “exuberant concert persona” (Billboard) status from touring the country’s top festivals, playing stages at Austin City Limits, Lollapalooza, Watershed and Tortuga among others. This Spring, LANCO joins Dierks Bentley, Kane Brown and Jake Owen on tour and has been tapped to join lineups for Stagecoach, Moondance Jam and Country Thunder.

For more information on LANCO, visit LANCOMusic.com.

Facebook.com/LANCOMusic | Twitter.com/LANCOMusic | Instagram.com/LANCOMusic

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Lady Antebellum Is Back! Brand New Single, Tour, And New Album On The Way

In case you missed it, Lady Antebellum is back with a brand new single just released to country radio called “You Look Good”, a new album on the way, and a tour planned.

I was lucky enough to be one of the few who got to see them perform together live for the first time in public in over a year for a secret show that they streamed live on Facebook at OZ in Nashville.  It was a fantastic show that I wanted to basically go on forever! Check out the video clip below from the performance.

The new song “You Look Good” is an midtempo country song with just a touch of 70’s funk to it complete with a horn section. Just a very cool vibe, and it feels like they are having fun again after a break they took to work on some solo projects. The new album is slated to release later this year.

They also announced a new worldwide tour this year that will include Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young. Catch them on the road, it’s going to be a good one.

To buy their newest single, you can find it here: http://umgn.us/LadyApurchase

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GARTH BROOKS RELEASES “BABY, LET’S LAY DOWN AND DANCE” AS FIRST SINGLE FROM UPCOMING 11th STUDIO ALBUM

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The United States of America’s top selling solo artist of all time and current CMA Entertainer of the Year nominee Garth Brooks revealed “Baby, Let’s Lay Down And Dance” as the first single from his upcoming 11th studio album set to be released later this year by Pearl Records, Inc. Available now at Country radio, the uptempo track embodies Brooks’ unmatched energy and trademark sound, while remaining undeniably timeless. Continue Reading →

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TIM MCGRAW RELEASES NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO “HUMBLE AND KIND” FROM CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED ALBUM DAMN COUNTRY MUSIC

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Continuing the success of his critically-acclaimed album Damn Country Music, three-time Grammy®-winning singer, songwriter, and actor Tim McGraw released the record’s anthemic second single, “Humble And Kind,” today. 

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