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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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UMG Nashville Releases 19 Song Original Soundtrack For The Feature Film FOREVER MY GIRL

UMG Nashville releases the highly anticipated 19 song soundtrack to the feature film Forever My Girl today. Assembled by executive music producer Brett Boyett, the star-studded soundtrack includes brand new original songs along with classics from some of the most respected names in country music. Artists include reigning CMA Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town performing their harmony soaked “Can’t Go Back,” premier American acoustic vocalist Dan Tyminski with his new track “Can’t Tame A Fire,” and critical darling Lauren Alaina and her original song “Wings Of An Angel.” Alaina also performs a duet with Little Big Town’s Phillip Sweet titled “Enough.” Additionally, Josh Turner, Travis Tritt, Canaan Smith, Mickey Guyton, Alex Roe, Destin Bennett, Brett Boyett, and Abby Ryder Fortson have all recorded original songs for the soundtrack.

 

The digital-only soundtrack is available worldwide, and Forever My Girl releases wide in theatres today. Fans can listen to the entire soundtrack HERE. Written and directed by Bethany Ashton Wolf based upon the novel by Heidi McLaughlin, the film stars Alex Roe, Jessica Rothe, Abby Ryder Fortson, Travis Tritt and John Benjamin Hickey The official trailer for the movie can be viewed HERE and the full track listing to the soundtrack is as follows:

 

FOREVER MY GIRL SOUNDTRACK:

  1.  Little White Church – Little Big Town
    2.  Don’t Water Down My Whiskey – Alex Roe – Original Song
    3.  Enough – Alex Roe – Original Song
    4.  Can’t Tame A Fire – Dan Tyminski – Original Song
    5.  Can’t Go Back – Little Big Town
    6.  Back From Gone – Josh Turner  – Original Song
    7.  Who Needs Mexico – Canaan Smith – Original Song
    8.  Silver and Gold – Little Big Town
    9.  Wings Of An Angel – Lauren Alaina – Original Song
    10. Live Forever – Little Big Town
    11. Little Red Wagon – Miranda Lambert
  2. Caught Up In Your Storm – Mickey Guyton – Original Song
    13. Slowing Down – Travis Tritt – Original Song
    14. Wild And Free – Destin Bennett – Original Song
    15. Solid Ground – Brett Boyett – Original Song
    16. Smokin’ and Cryin’ – Alex Roe – Original Song
    17. Finally Home – Alex Roe and Abby Ryder Fortson – Original Song
    18. Always and Forever – Canaan Smith – Original Song
    19. Enough (reprise) – Lauren Alaina and Phillip Sweet – Original Song

 

ABOUT UMG NASHVILLE

Universal Music Group Nashville consists of Capitol Records Nashville, EMI Records Nashville, MCA Nashville and Mercury Nashville. Reading like a “who’s who” of Music Row, the combined rosters include Alan Jackson, Billy Currington, Brandon Lay, Brothers Osborne, Canaan Smith, Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Clare Dunn, Darius Rucker, Dierks Bentley, Easton Corbin, Eric Church, Eric Paslay, Gary Allan, George Strait, Jon Pardi, Jordan Davis, Josh Turner, Kacey Musgraves, Kassi Ashton, Keith Urban, Kip Moore, Lady Antebellum, Lauren Alaina, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Maddie & Tae, Mickey Guyton, Sam Hunt, Shania Twain, Sugarland, The Band Perry, Travis Denning, Tyminski and Vince Gill.

 

ABOUT ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS

Since its founding in 2003, ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS films have grossed over $300M and garnered nineteen Academy Award® nominations.  Roadside has released such critical and commercial hits as Manchester by the Sea, Beatriz at Dinner, Stronger, Love & Friendship, Hello My Name is Doris, Mr. Holmes, Love & Mercy, A Most Wanted Man, Dear White People, The Skeleton Twins, All Is Lost, Mud, Winter’s Bone, The Cove, Arbitrage, Margin Call and Super-Size Me. Its upcoming slate includes Forever My Girl, starring Alex Roe, Jessica Rothe, Abby Ryder Fortson, Travis Tritt, Judith Hoag and John Benjamin Hickey; Sally Potter’s The Party, starring Cillian Murphy, Patricia Clarkson, Kristin Scott Thomas and Timothy Spall; Jon and Andrew Erwin’s I Can Only Imagine, starring Dennis Quaid, Cloris Leachman, Trace Adkins, Priscilla Shirer, and Broadway’s J. Michael Finley and Richard Loncraine’s Finding Your Feet starring Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie, David Hayman, John Sessions and Joanna Lumley, among others.

 

ABOUT LD ENTERTAINMENT

LD Entertainment is an independent film studio that finances the development, production and distribution of elevated and thoughtful films and television. Founded in 2007 by veteran television and film executive Mickey Liddell, LD Entertainment has produced numerous award winning films covering all genres.

 

LD’s recent films include the Academy Award nominated Jackie, starring Natalie Portman and directed by Pablo Larrain, The Zookeeper’s Wife starring Jessica Chastain and directed by Niki Caro and Megan Leavey starring Kate Mara and directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite. Past films include Anthropoid with Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan, The Grey starring Liam Neeson and Risen starring Joseph Fiennes and Cliff Curtis. LD has also produced and received Oscar nominations for the poignant and complex films Biutiful starring Javier Bardem and Albert Nobbs starring Glen Close.

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LANCO’s Debut Album HALLELUJAH NIGHTS Available Everywhere Today

“LANCO is on a roll not even a month into the new year” (Taste of Country) as the PLATINUM selling breakthrough band unleashes their debut album HALLELUJAH NIGHTS (Arista Nashville) today, January 19th. As the hype continues, LANCO will perform their multi-week PLATINUM No. One hit “Greatest Love Story” on The Bachelor (1/22 at 7:00P CT on ABC) on Monday, before taking their anthemic single “Born To Love You” to TODAY (1/25 at 7:00A ET/CT on NBC) and Jimmy Kimmel Live!  on Thursday (1/25 at 10:35P CT on ABC). Additionally, fans can join the band for two intimate record signings, as they kick things off at Nashville’s legendary Ernest Tubb Record Store this Sunday (1/21 1:00pm CT) and the new Opry City Stage in New York City (1/24 at 2:00pm ET.) Listen to HALLELUJAH NIGHTS now at all digital and streaming outlets.

In case you missed it, LANCO made their debut on The Ellen Degeneres Show this week and the renowned host claims, “you have to watch this”: http://bit.ly/2DktQrw

Heralded as “one of the most-anticipated albums of 2018” (Rolling Stone), HALLELUJAH NIGHTS features 11 tracks co-written by the band’s lead singer and namesake, Brandon Lancaster. To capture the electric energy of their live performance, producer Jay Joyce maintained LANCO’s signature organic sound which continues to be applauded by critics and fans alike.

“With drummer Tripp Howell leading the percussive charge, its tracks dance and pulse with quasi-anthemic tendencies behind Brandon Lancaster’s relatable, every-man vocals. The band weaves playful gang vocals into several titles — particularly the good-timin’ “Trouble Maker” — helping them generate audience involvement in their live shows.” – Billboard

“11-song collection that puts an anthemic spin on young love and small-town life..many of the songs are interwoven with repeating themes and characters.” – The Tennessean

“The human connection and deliberation truly makes Hallelujah Nights stand out among its modern peers. There’s an actual song cycle, with the end of one track bleeding into the next. It’s possible to discern that each story is happening in the same town to the same characters.” – Rolling Stone

“Blends fresh sonic sounds to make an ear-pleasing blend of instrumentals backing up the lyrics of frontman Brandon Lancaster. Roots Rock, Country/Pop and Alternative/Folk are all blended into an interesting stew on LANCO’s debut album.” – Roughstock

“Sense of nostalgia….underlines the album’s theme of living in the present, but celebrating and cherishing the past.” – ABC News Radio

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 with their two-week No. ONE PLATINUM hit “Greatest Love Story” and its follow-up anthemic current single “Born To Love You.” They are now the only Country band to achieve a PLATINUM single prior to a debut album release. 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. 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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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
  3. HOLD ME TIGHT OR DON’T
  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

 

FALL OUT BOY – 2018 U.S. M A N   I    A TOUR DATES

*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

https://falloutboy.lnk.to/mania

 

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FIRST LISTEN: Dierks Bentley’s New Single “Woman, Amen”

Multi-PLATINUM singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley found himself instantly intrigued with the idea of “Woman, Amen” when it was thrown out during a Fall co-write with songwriters Josh Kear and Ross Copperman. The result is a deeply sincere and personal message of love and gratitude made universal and then freed to soar with signature acoustic instrumentation and a full-throated anthemic chorus. Available now at Country Radio and with all digital partners, Bentley will perform the lead track from his next studio album THE MOUNTAIN tomorrow on The Ellen DeGeneres Show (1/18, check local listings).

“My wife and our relationship has been the one constant element in my life over all the ups and downs of my career and personal life,” shared Bentley. “Our journey together has made me the man I am today. I doubt my heart would even recognize the old me. This song addresses that in the most direct possible way. The personal gratitude expressed in the lyrics, mixed with a track that leans heavily on some bigger sounds, is the perfect way to introduce the album.” 

Since moving to Nashville, Bentley has brought a distinguishable grit and songwriting prowess to his recordings, and he’s consistently recreated his sound with a fearlessness that has won him both critical acclaim and commercial viability. Billboard gives breadth to his latest evolution with a video glimpse into the epic landscapes of Colorado and the studio atop a Telluride mesa where the song was recorded. To watch and listen to the full track, click here: http://bit.ly/2DoWOcY

Last week, NPR previewed new music from THE MOUNTAIN (Capitol Records Nashville), which will be released in early 2018. “He pursues themes of questing and self-actualization across a wide-open terrain of arid deserts and rugged ridgelines, cactus flowers and tumbleweeds” (NPR) as the writing process came together quickly when Bentley returned to Telluride a short time later for a retreat with fellow Nashville songwriters. Guitars, banjos, mandolins and fiddles are given room to shine, and integrated into modern drum and bass sounds that will fuel the arenas and amphitheaters on the road. He has become a fixture in country music amassing 17 No. One singles, dozens of nominations including those from the ACM, CMA, GRAMMY and Billboard Music Awards while serving as a Grand Ole Opry member for over a decade. For more information on new music and upcoming appearances, visit www.dierks.com.
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CMT Unveils Cast Of “Music City” From The Creator Of “The Hills” And “Laguna Beach” Premiering Thursday, March 1 At 10pm ET/PT

CMT today announced the cast of “Music City,” the latest series from famed executive producer Adam DiVello, who has created iconic shows such as “The Hills” and “Laguna Beach,” in association with Lionsgate. The docu-series premieresThursday, March 1 at 10 PM ET/PT.

The highly-anticipated “Music City” follows a group of friends entering the next chapter of their lives while chasing dreams of success, fame and romance in Nashville. Faced with real choices that carry real stakes for their careers, their relationships and their futures, they must navigate the rocky road on the journey of self-discovery.

Meet the cast of “Music City”:

RACHYL – A Colorado native who moved to Nashville with her husband, Kerry, and their two-year-old son, Wolfgang, to support Kerry’s dreams of singing/songwriting. Feeling often like a single parent, Rachyl struggles to balance motherhood with her goals of attending law school. Instagram: @rachyldegman

KERRY – A country singer/songwriter originally from Beaverton, Oregon. Kerry, along with his wife, Rachyl, and their two-year-old son, Wolfgang, moved from California to Nashville so Kerry could pursue his musical dreams. As his career blossoms, Kerry must navigate the temptations of life on the road and learn firsthand the personal sacrifice that comes with following your dreams. Instagram: @kerrydegman

JESSICA – Better known to her friends as JMack, Jessica is an all-American Southern belle originally from Little Rock, Arkansas. She has lived in Nashville for nearly five years and is pursuing her dreams as a singer/songwriter in country music, while also searching for the man of her dreams. Instagram: @jessicamackmusic

JACKSON – A fitness instructor and personal trainer born and bred in Nashville, with Southern charm and looks to kill. When he is not helping his friends and family get into shape, he can be found cooking at home or hanging out downtown with friends. Instagram: @jacks_boyd

ALISA – A Los Angeles native who moved to Nashville to pursue her ambition of singing and writing country music, despite her family’s doubts. With no formal training, she’s trying to get traction in a city where everyone has dreams of making it big. She’s also searching for someone to sweep her off her feet, a task that’s been challenging considering she’s picky to a fault. Instagram: @alisabethfuller

CMT continues its year of record growth notching its 13th consecutive month of year-over-year ratings growth among Adults 18-49 and Women 18-49 in Total Day to earn its best year since 2014. Last quarter, CMT generated the highest year-over-year gainsof any Top 50 ad-supported entertainment cable channel among Women 18-49. (Total Day, L+SD)

“Music City” is produced by Done and Done Productions in association with Lionsgate. Adam DiVello serves as creator and executive producer.

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Sister Hazel Announces New EP “Water” Releasing Feb. 9th

Platinum-selling band, Sister Hazel, will kick off the New Year with a new EP, “Water,” set for release February 9, 2018. The six-track EP is Volume I of a collectible compilation series titled, “Elements,” and includes a bonus seventh track that will continue throughout the series. “Water” was produced by Sister Hazel and includes writer contributions from Billy Montana, Michael Logen, Neil Carpenter, and more. Fans can pre-order the EP through PledgeMusic HERE and get the instant grat track “Roll on Bye.” In addition to the digital download and CD, this release offers exclusive limited-edition bundles including an Instagram takeover from the band and the opportunity to donate to Lyrics for Life.  

The water element is symbolically often viewed as the source of life and reflection. In the powerful track “You Won’t See Me Again,” co-written by Andrew Copeland, singer and guitarist for the band, he addresses heartbreaking emotions and distress about his own brother-in-law’s fight with alcohol addiction. The emotional delivery of the lyrics by lead vocalist Ken Block came easily and honestly as he is in his 15th year of recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. The loss of his own younger brother-in-law law earlier this year, after a lifelong struggle with this horrible disease, added to the sense of desperation, urgency, and finally hope that this powerful track holds. 

“Creatively, we are firing on all cylinders right now. I’m 100% sure that people will hear that excitement and energy instantly on this new EP,”
expressed Ken. “We had a blast shaping these songs in the studio and we couldn’t be prouder of the songwriting and the way it all came together! The fact that this is the first in a series of upcoming EP’s that will be released, has us riding a wave of huge momentum and in a really sweet groove musically. We’re pumped about what we’re rolling out on this record. The Hazelnuts asked for it, and we’re responding with more music more frequently. Hold on tight!” 


“Water” Track List:

1. “Roll On Bye”
2. “First Time”
3. “You Won’t See Me Again”
4. “Shelter”
5. “I Stayed For The Girl”
6. “More Than I Want To”
7. “Elements” Part 1 (Abilene)

To celebrate the release of their new EP, Sister Hazel, have announced additional 2018 dates and VIP packages, which include The Rock Boat in January followed by more headlining shows and the Tortuga Music Festival. Please see below for full tour details.

 

Upcoming Tour Dates: 

01.30.18 -02.04.18 – Hosts of The Rock Boat Cruise
02.23.18 -Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts – Bloomington, IL
02.24.18 -The Vogue – Indianapolis, IN
02.25.18 -City Winery – Nashville, TN
03.09.18 -The Country Club – Augusta, GA
04.07.18 -Tortuga Music Festival – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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Anderson East’s “Encore” Out Today

Anderson East’s highly anticipated new album, Encore, is out today on Low Country Sound/Elektra Records (stream/purchase HERE).

In celebration of the release, East performed his #1 single, “All On My Mind,” on this morning’s “TODAY” show (watch HERE), while, earlier this week, he performed “Girlfriend” on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (watch HERE).

Last night, East kicked off his “Encore World Tour 2018” with a sold out show at New York’s Bowery Ballroom. The extensive tour will span throughout the year and includes a sold out show tonight at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg and two sold out shows next weekend at Nashville’s 3rd & Lindsley among many others. All tickets are on sale now. See below for complete details.

Widespread critical praise for Encore

“…an often lustrous revisiting of raucous Southern soul, rousingly delivered and pinpoint precise. He has a voice full of extremely careful scrape and crunch, but his howls never feel unhinged.”—The New York Times

“…drawing inspiration from the sophistication of Donny Hathaway’s compositions and arrangements, the grandness of Van Morrison’s Caledonia Soul Orchestra and the dashing song interpretation of Joe Cocker.”—NPR Music

“…highlights an exciting singer-songwriter effortlessly able to blend elements of rock, blues, country and soul. East sounds both deeply classic and yet fresh…East’s voice is a thing of wonder, marbled like a slab of beef that’s been drenched in bourbon.”—Associated Press

“…this remains a sharp, soul-drenched, organically based set that solidifies the R&B roots at the heart of East’s talents…The songs are terrific, East sells them with his gritty, committed vocals and Encore is poised to push the talented singer-songwriter over the top and into the mainstream.”—American Songwriter

“One of Nashville’s most promising new talents.”—Billboard

Encore was produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb and recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio along with additional production at House of Blues and Farmland Studio. The album features eleven songs, including “All On My Mind,” “King For A Day” and “Girlfriend” as well as renditions of songs by Ted Hawkins and Willie Nelson.

photo credit: Joshua Black Wilkins

The release of Encore culminates a breakout series of years for East following his widely praised debut album, Delilah. In addition to the “TODAY” show and “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, East has previously performed on “Ellen,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” “CBS This Morning Saturday” and Daryl Hall’s “Live from Daryl’s House” and has lent his talents to several notable projects. He’s been featured on Dave Cobb’s Southern Family compilation, contributed a song to Brandi Carlile’s Cover Stories LP and crafted the original song “What Would It Take” for the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack.

ENCORE TRACK LIST:

1. King For A Day (Anderson East, Chris Stapleton, Morgane Stapleton)

2. This Too Shall Last (Anderson East, Natalie Hemby, Aaron Raitiere)

3. House Is A Building (Anderson East, Natalie Hemby, Aaron Raitiere)

4. Sorry You’re Sick (Ted Hawkins)

5. If You Keep Leaving Me (Anderson East, Chris Stapleton, Aaron Raitiere)

6. Girlfriend (Anderson East, Dave Cobb, Aaron Raitiere, Tim Bergling)

7. Surrender (Anderson East, Aaron Raitiere, Adam Hood)

8. All On My Mind (Anderson East, Ed Sheeran, Johnny McDaid, Aaron Raitiere)

9. Without You (Anderson East, Steve McEwan)

10. Somebody Pick Up My Pieces (Willie Nelson)

11. Cabinet Door (Anderson East, Jillia Jackson)

ENCORE WORLD TOUR 2018

January 12—Brooklyn, NY—Music Hall of Williamsburg (SOLD OUT)

January 19—Nashville, TN—3rd & Lindsley (SOLD OUT)

January 20—Nashville, TN—3rd & Lindsley (SOLD OUT)

January 24—London, U.K.—Omera (SOLD OUT)

January 26—Berlin, Germany—Musik & Frieden (Schwarzes Zimmer)

January 27—Hamburg, Germany—Nochtspeicher

January 28—Worpswede, Germany—Music Hall

January 30—Stockholm, Sweden—Kägelbanan Södra Teatern

February 8—Dallas, TX—Trees

February 9—Austin, TX—The Parish (SOLD OUT)

February 10—Houston, TX—Studio at Warehouse Live

February 13—Jackson, MS—Duling Hall

February 15—Atlanta, GA—Terminal West

February 16—Athens, GA—Georgia Theatre

February 17—Birmingham, AL—Iron City Birmingham (SOLD OUT)

March 1—Los Angeles, CA—El Rey Theatre

March 2—San Francisco, CA—The Fillmore

March 2-4—Phoenix, AZ—M3F Fest 2018

March 3—Solana Beach, CA—Belly Up

March 6—Crystal Bay, NV—Crystal Bay Club Casino

March 7—Sacramento, CA—Harlow’s

March 9—Portland, OR—Revolution Hall

March 10—Seattle, WA—Neumos

March 11—Vancouver, BC—Imperial

March 13—Boise, ID—The Olympic

March 14—Salt Lake City, UT—The State Room

March 16—Denver, CO—Gothic Theatre

March 17—Fort Collins, CO—Washington’s

March 18—Mountain Village, CO—Club Red, Telluride Conference Center

March 20—Kansas City, MO—The Madrid Theatre

March 21—Columbia, MO—The Blue Note

April 3—South Burlington, VT—Higher Ground

April 5—Boston, MA—Paradise Rock Club

April 6—Washington, DC—9:30 Club

April 7—Philadelphia, PA—Theatre of Living Arts

April 10—Toronto, ON—Horseshoe Tavern

April 11—Syracuse, NY—Westcott Theater

April 13—Columbus, OH—A&R Music Bar

April 14—Cleveland, OH—Beachland Ballroom

April 15—Cincinnati, OH—20th Century Theater

April 17—Lexington, KY—Manchester Music Hall

April 18—Asheville, NC—Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall

April 20—Charleston, SC—Charleston Music Hall

April 21—Charlotte, NC—The Underground

April 22—Raleigh, NC—Lincoln Theatre

April 24—Charlottesville, VA—Jefferson Theater

April 26—Macon, GA—Cox Capitol Theatre

April 27—Knoxville, TN—Bijou Theater

April 28—Chattanooga, TN—Revelry Room

May 11—Louisville, KY—Headliner’s Music Hall

May 12—Indianapolis, IN—The Vogue

May 13—Detroit, MI—The Shelter

May 15—Madison, WI—Majestic Theatre

May 17—Minneapolis, MN—Fine Line Music Café

May 18—Chicago, IL—Thalia Hall

May 20—Gulf Shores, AL—Hangout Festival 2018

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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
http://www.drewbaldridgemusic.com/
To listen to “Guns & Roses” click here.

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