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Analog At Hutton Hotel Officially Opens

Analog, the brand new music venue and cocktail lounge inside Hutton Hotel in Nashville, has officially opened its doors.

During the grand opening celebration, invited guests were treated to a stellar performance by soul sensation, Allen Stone, along with a special guest appearance by Jamie Lidell, English musician and soul singer extraordinaire.

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The beautiful 5,000 square foot music venue and cocktail lounge personifies Nashville and Hutton Hotel’s creative spirit with regular live performances, art installations and more in the works for 2018.

Elegant and modern, Analog is sure to appeal to a wide audience.  The vibe is elegant without being stuffy, modern without being overly-trendy.  Great sound along with a beautiful stage set-up featuring a beautiful chandelier directly over the stage is bound to appeal to many artists and patrons alike.

If you are looking for a great place to perform, the new 300 person venue should be at the top of your list of places to play given you can draw a sizable crowd.

If just looking for a night out on the town, it’s a great place to hang.  Grab some tasty, visually-appealing drinks, listen to cool live performances where you’re unsure who might drop in as a special guest, take in a great meal at the new West End restaurant by Michelin star Chef Chris Anderson upstairs, and even book yourself a room into the elegant boutique-style Hutton Hotel it is located in that has just undergone a complete renovation.

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Sugarland To Release “Still The Same” On December 21st

Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez for Big Machine Records / UMG Nashville

GRAMMY®, CMA and ACM Award-winning Country duo SUGARLAND announced today their upcoming single, “Still The Same,” will be available worldwide with all digital partners on December 21. Signifying their return, the song will be released through a joint venture between Big Machine Records and UMG Nashville. The Big Machine Records’ radio promo team will introduce “Still The Same” to Country radio in 2018.

“We are thrilled for fans to hear our new music, especially this new single,” said Jennifer Nettles. “The title of the song is so meaningful to us as we want fans to know, we are still the same, we are still the same Sugarland they’ve known and loved”.

Kristian Bush added, “We want to finish where we left off. We always knew were going to make music again, so this has been the best of both worlds. We were able to take time to feed our personal passions, and we’re excited to come back together to create music as a band again.”

Sugarland has sold nearly 10 million albums domestically, achieving high-mark sales with PLATINUM-certified THE INCREDIBLE MACHINE, 2X PLATINUM LOVE ON THE INSIDE and 3X PLATINUM TWICE THE SPEED OF LIFE as well as ENJOY THE RIDE. The superstars have also garnered PLATINUM-certified singles “All I Want to Do” and “Stay” as well as 2X PLATINUM hit “Stuck Like Glue.” The pair has amassed GOLD-certified smashes with “Baby Girl,” “It Happens,” “Settlin’,” “Something More” and “Want To” while enjoying a host of industry accolades, including five consecutive CMA Awards for Vocal Duo of the Year (2007-2011), five ACM Awards (including Song of the Year and Single of the Year) and GRAMMY® Awards for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals and Best Country Song for “Stay.” The chart-toppers have earned seven No. 1 singles to date and amassed over 260 million on-demand streams.

Currently back in the studio working on their new album and mapping out tour dates for 2018, Sugarland is set to perform at Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018 from New York City’s Times Square on December 31. For more information about upcoming music and tours, visit SugarlandMusic.com.

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Danielle Bradbery’s Sold-Out Nashville Show Kicks Off I DON’T BELIEVE WE’VE MET Release Week

DANIELLE BRADBERY KICKS OFF RELEASE OF
SOPHOMORE ALBUM,  I DON’T BELIEVE WE’VE MET, WITH INTIMATE NASHVILLE SHOW TUESDAY, NOV. 28

Danielle Bradbery Live at ONE Cannery Row  | Photo Credit: BMLG Records

Kicking off the release of her highly-anticipated sophomore BMLG Records album,
I DON’T BELIEVE WE’VE MET, Danielle Bradbery played the first of a four-show run at ONE at Cannery Row in Nashville, Tenn. last night. The Texas-native performed six songs from the new project and chatted with host Kelly Sutton throughout the sold-out set, allowing fans and industry to get a sneak peek at the re-introductory record due this Friday, December 1.

With the “Sway” video debuting No. 1 on the iTunes All-Genre and Country charts and the tune accruing more than 9 million streams to date, I DON’T BELIEVE WE’VE MET has already made an impression on fans and critics alike, with NPR calling it, “a significant, and successful, reinvention captured in a taut 10 tracks.”

L to R: BMLG’s Allison Jones, BMLG’s Scott Borchetta, Bradbery, BMLG’s Jimmy Harnen and BMLG’s Matthew Hargis  | Photo Credit: BMLG

Bradbery will appear on NBC’s TODAY Show (9:00A hour) on December 1 to perform her song “Worth It” in celebration of I DON’T BELIEVE WE’VE MET’s release.

Fans will receive “Worth It” along with lead single “Sway,” “Human Diary,” “Hello Summer” and “Potential” instantly when they pre-order I DON’T BELIEVE WE’VE MET HERE.

Learn more about Danielle at DanielleBradbery.com or follow her on Facebook and Instagram @daniellebradbery and Twitter at @DBradbery.

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Album Review: Danielle Bradbery | I DON’T BELIEVE WE’VE MET

Photo credit: Cameron Powell

Danielle Bradbery’s sophomore album, I DON’T BELIEVE WE’VE MET, releases December 1st.

This album shows growth and introspection from the powerful vocalist who up until this point following THE VOICE has been highly-underated, in my opinion.  There is no reason she should not be garnering #1 hits and award nominations.

This album could be her game-changer as emotional songs fill this stellar release.

Standouts for me off this album are “Potential” and the vibey “What Are We Doing”.  Lots to love here!

Buy it on December 1st, it’s a must have from this incredible songstress.

 

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Brantley Gilbert Debuts “FANDOM: FULLY COMMITTED” Today  

Courtesy of the Valory Music Co.

With Rolling Stone calling THE DEVIL DON’T SLEEP (The Valory Music Co.) one of the year’s Best of Country and Americana so far this year, alongside Willie Nelson, Chris Stapleton, Alison Krauss, Nikki Lane and Jason Isbell, it feels like the critics are recognizing the lived-in truth of the Georgia born, raised and living songwriter thoroughly inhabits. But to understand the back-to-back PLATINUM success of HALFWAY TO HEAVEN and JUST WHO I AM, it comes down to understanding the bond between BRANTLEY GILBERT and his fans, known as the BG Nation.

With a tireless hard-ticket touring schedule that focuses on the Rust Belt, Northeast, West and entire South, it’s tricky being in the right place at the right time to catch him. So when the Opry Entertainment Group wanted to kick-off a new series dedicated to the fans, they knew exactly who the right artist to set their tone was: Brantley Gilbert and the always zealous BG Nation.

“When the Opry people came to us about kicking off their series Fandom,” recalls the man who won the American Music Awards Best Country Album for Just Who I Am, “I was all about it. We didn’t quite know how it was going to work, but I knew wherever they went, they were going to find the very best people in the world.

“When we got into taping, it was so much about Marc and Tina (Schardan) — I loved that! Loved the idea viewers would get a sense how blessed I am, because they were going to get to see what I see: the kind of soul I see every night when I go out and meet the people who love this music.”

With Rolling Stone calling Gilbert’s latest single “the soundtrack to Friday night in small towns everywhere,” it’s that ability to tap into how people between the coasts, the ones who work hard 60 hour weeks, that’s given the man whose penned six No. 1 singles, including Jason Aldean’s CMA Awards Song of the Year nominated “Dirt Road Anthem,” such a passion point with the BG Nation.

“Even before we had a record label, there were people who believed in this music. They believed in the things I was writing about, and they came to the shows, because my songs were their life.  When you talk to the BG Nation, that’s what they say.  But when you hear their stories, listen to them talk about their lives, that’s when what we do out on the road and in the studio gets real.”

Saying and seeing are two different things. To check out what “Fandom: Fully Committed” is all about, go to People.com (link live at 10:00A ET) – and meet one of the diehard fans who believe in Gilbert’s full-throttle way of life.

“What I love is they make it about Marc! I mean, there’s a little of us in there, but it’s really about one of so many awesome people who believe – and live – this music,” Gilbert says. “The BG Nation are friends. They don’t get enough credit in what we do, for how they inspire us – and the way they share their lives with us through how the music is part of their life.  So, I love everything about this show. And having just done our baby announcement with People, well, they understand why friends and family are so important. So where else would we debut this?”

“Fandom: Fully Committed” is dedicated – like Gilbert – to showing people the essence of what makes Country music lovers special. They set a high bar with BG Nation, who begin coming together again as THE ONE’S THAT LIKE ME 2018 TOUR kicks off February 1 at Worcester, MA’s DCU Center.

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John Oates Announces New Album

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member John Oates has teamed with an amazing group of accomplished and rising stars in the Americana music world to bring his new album, Arkansas, to life. Scheduled for release on February 2, the project is his first for Thirty Tigers.  Arkansas is available for advance order through e-retailers and a Pledge Music campaign including autographed vinyl, limited edition exclusives, hats, shirts, and more.

The project originally began as a tribute to Oates’ idol, Mississippi John Hurt. During a series of Nashville recording sessions, it evolved organically to become a unique collection drawing from a wide range of Oates’ musical influences. Asked about the style and sound of Arkansas, John says, “It’s like Dixieland, dipped in bluegrass, and salted with Delta blues.”

The album was recorded at Addiction Studios in Nashville and produced by Oates and David Kalmusky who also engineered and mixed it. The sonic glue that cements the project is “The Good Road Band”. The impressive lineup consists of Sam Bush on mandolin, Russ Pahl on pedal steel, Guthrie Trapp on electric guitar, Steve Mackey on bass, Nathaniel Smith on cello, and Josh Day on drums and percussion.

With this incredible band, Oates shines a light on music from America’s past long before the birth of rock ‘n’ roll. Fresh interpretations include the Emmett Miller classic “Anytime” from 1924 as well as the Jimmie Rodgers tune, “Miss the Mississippi and You,” from 1932. Reimagined traditional Delta, country blues and ragtime selections salute legendary artists like Mississippi John Hurt and Blind Blake.

Two new original songs by Oates blend seamlessly with the traditional roots material, as well as John’s deep catalog of Hall and Oates hits. Taken together, Oates’ music becomes a retrospective of American popular song.

ABOUT JOHN OATES

John Oates is one half of the best-selling duo of all time, Hall & Oates, as well as an accomplished solo artist. A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Oates embarked on a long-awaited solo career in 1999. He has recorded six solo albums and the 2015 DVD docu-concert Another Good Road. His seventh project, Arkansas, will be released by Thirty Tigers in February..

Influenced by R&B and folk music while growing up near Philadelphia, Oates was honored as a BMI Icon in 2008. In 2016, Hall & Oates received a star on the Hollywood of Fame. In addition to his solo shows, Oates continues to tour with Daryl Hall, playing sold-out concerts around the world. St. Martin’s Press released the hardcover of Oates’ memoir, Change of Seasons, in March 2017; the paperback will be released in 2018. Oates resides in Nashville.

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Thomas Rhett Brings “Marry Me” To Country Radio

Photo courtesy of Valory Music Co.

Current American Music Awards nominee THOMAS RHETT’S newest single “Marry Me” ships to Country radio today, following a hot streak as “Craving You” and “Unforgettable” – the first two singles from his Billboard 200 chart-topper LIFE CHANGES (The Valory Music Co.) – soared to No. 1, each faster than the one before and with RIAA GOLD certification. Known for his “detailed style of songwriting” (Rolling Stone), Thomas Rhett often draws from personal experience when it comes to penning a new song, but for “Marry Me,” he flips the tables alongside hit co-writers Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley and Shane McAnally, presenting a non-autobiographical “heartbreaking twist” (Associated Press) to the track.

“‘Marry Me’ is one of my favorite tracks on the record,” said Thomas Rhett. “It’s my big ‘what if’ song. I wrote it from the perspective of if I had never told my wife how I felt about her all those years ago. I probably would have been sitting at her wedding watching her marry someone else. Heartbreaking thought and thankfully I DID tell her how I felt- but it makes for a great song concept that so many people can relate to.”

Thomas Rhett is set to perform LIVE from AT&T Stadium during the nationally televised halftime of the Dallas Cowboys game (3:30P CT/CBS) against the Los Angeles Chargers on Thanksgiving Day, kicking off The Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Campaign. Donations to the campaign help provide shelter and meals for the homeless and hungry as well as Christmas toys for millions of children, in addition to numerous other social service programs The Salvation Army provides year-round.

In September, Thomas Rhett released his third album LIFE CHANGES, the biggest, boldest-sounding record of his career, filled with a diverse batch of songs united by the “consistency of their craft” (Variety) as he stretches his sound to new limits. Highlighting his “detailed style of songwriting” (Rolling Stone), the new release debuted at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, marking the first Country release to take the top spot in 2017. This week, he wrapped an electric run in the UK which included capacity venues in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and Belfast, marking 31 total sell outs on his in-demand debut headlining HOME TEAM TOUR this year. Thomas Rhett recently announced he’ll roll the momentum in to next year on his LIFE CHANGES TOUR 2018, set to kick off in April. For more information and a full list of upcoming tour dates, visit ThomasRhett.com.

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Tim McGraw & Faith Hill View Exhibit for First Time At Country Music Hall Of Fame

NASHVILLE, TN – NOVEMBER 15: CEO at Sandbox Entertainment Jason Owen, Sandbox Entertainment’s Sandra Westerman, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, SVP of museum services at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Carolyn Tate, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum CEO Kyle Young, and EM.co’s Kelly Clague attend the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s debut of the Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Exhibition on November 15, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum)

Country music superstars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill visited the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum on Nov. 15 to see their exhibit Tim McGraw & Faith Hill: Mississippi Woman, Louisiana Man on display for the first time. The Grammy-winning couple walked through the exhibit together, recounting memories from their lives and careers. The career-spanning exhibition opens to the public Friday, Nov. 17 and runs through June 10, 2018.

The exhibition features a wide array of memorabilia representing milestones and significant moments in the couple’s lives, from Hill’s Mississippi upbringing and singing in church, to McGraw’s youthful promise as a baseball player, and, later, their high-profile lives as entertainers with dozens of top hits and a slew of industry awards between them. The couple, whose individual careers have celebrated multi-platinum records, sold-out tours, #1 hits and multiple Grammy, ACM and CMA Awards, have also built their Soul2Soul tour franchise together, one of the most successful running tours in the history of country music.

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Just In Time For Veteran’s Day, Temecula Road Releases A Very Emotional Video

Country trio Temecula Road premiered their latest video, “Everything Without You” last week. The video, directed by Kyle Cogan, is the perfect accompaniment to the song and features the real-life love story of Lisa and Adam Franco, a retired Marine, who was deployed while Lisa was 5 months pregnant.  Between cinematic performance shots of Temecula Road, the couple’s love story is narrated via photos, home videos and personal texts.   The band was drawn to the couple’s story and felt the emotion that comes with having a loved one far away, especially for military families, is relatable and had this to say about the video, ‘Everything Without You’ touched us the first time we heard it, so we wanted the video to be very special too. After hearing the Adam and Lisa’s inspiring love story, we felt it was the perfect fit to highlight the sacrifices our troops endure every day to protect our country, and the strength of their loved ones at home patiently awaiting their return.“

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/tDbfp5_zZf0

ABOUT TEMECULA ROAD:  Called out by The Huffington Post as one of the top country artists to watch and named after the town they grew up in. Temecula Road‪ (comprised of sisters Emma and Maddie Salute and longtime friend Dawson Anderson) are known for their trademark harmonies and their covers which have earned praise from Carrie Underwood, Brett Eldredge, Dan + Shay, Cam and RaeLynn. Their first two singles, ”What If I Kissed You” and “Hoping” have both surpassed 1MM streams each on Spotify. The trio were named one of Radio Disney’s NEXT BIG THING artists and were nominated in the “The Freshest! – Radio Disney Country Best New Artist” category at this year’s Radio Disney Music Awards, putting them in great company alongside Lauren Alaina, Maren Morris, Old Dominion and RaeLynn in the category.  On the touring side, Temecula Road have opened for Martina McBride, Josh Turner, Joe Nichols, Eli Young Band and will open for Sara Evans in 2018 in addition to making a return to Stagecoah Music Festival.

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Kelsea Ballerini Releases Highly Anticipated Sophomore Album Unapologetically – AVAILABLE NOW

The wait is finally over, as Grammy-nominated hitmaker Kelsea Ballerini releases her latest album Unapologetically. The project serves as the CMA “Female Vocalist of the Year” nominee’s sophomore release, and the follow-up to the Gold-certified debut, The First Time, which also produced multiple Platinum-certified hits.  After just 9 minutes, the official release the album hit No.1 on the iTunes Country Albums chart and is No. 3 on the All Genre Albums chart.

 

“Legends,” the lead single from Unapologetically, has continued to turn heads while currently racing up the charts. The track immediately charged its way into the Top 15 on the iTunes All-Genre Songs chart within 12 hours of its release. Additionally, her empowering anthem “Miss Me More” stormed its way to No. 1 on the iTunes Country Songs chart upon its release two weeks ago. Ballerini shared one of her favorite fan-made videos showing off their fierce sides lip-syncing the song on her Instagram.

 

Ballerini is also returning to her roots, with a very special show this past weekend in her hometown of Knoxville, Tenn. The singer/songwriter performed a full set at her high school, Central High, this past weekend. The show was highly centered around the encore song, “High School,” which is featured on Unapologetically. The reflective ballad was penned solely by Ballerini, inspired by her experiences at Central High.  The emotional night concluded with the “Peter Pan” singer donating $20,000 to the school for future music programs. In an Instagram post, she called this, “the most fulfilling thing I’ve ever been able to do.”

 

The talented songstress kicked off her album release week by announcing “The Unapologetically Tour,” which will begin next year. The must-see spectacle kicks off Feb. 8 in Birmingham, Ala. where fans will be treated to a unique set list packed with some of the country singer’s biggest hits like the upbeat “Love Me Like You Mean It” and the heartbreaking “Peter Pan” along with new songs from Unapologetically.

 

The album buzz has reached new heights, with recent features in Forbes, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, Paste Magazine and many more. Ballerini has also kicked her promotional efforts into high gear, making recent appearances on The Ellen Degeneres Show and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon while also gracing the cover of Parade Magazine in October. The country starlet will appear on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert tonight at 11:35pm ET (check local listings) and on the Nov. 8 edition of Good Morning America. CBS also recently announced that Ballerini will be the headliner for The Thanksgiving Day Parade, airing Nov. 23.

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