Blackberry Smoke has a new CD/DVD! Leave A Scar Live in North Carolina includes a double live cd which features 22 songs and a live DVD featuring 18 songs, including "Leave A Scar" and "Ain't Much Left of Me."
The CD/DVD is available at all Blackberry Smoke shows and online at their official website.
You can watch the trailer below.
Going on its fourth consecutive year, Women Rock For The Cure™ (WRFTC) proudly announces today the 2014 date for their annual Young Survivors Retreat, a weekend retreat aimed to connect young women survivors and those fighting breast cancer to stand together in their journey. The four-day, impactful event will be held October 30 ththrough November 2nd, 2014 at Deer Run Retreat Center, located just outside of Nashville (3845 Perkins Road Thompson’s Station, TN 37179). The all-expense paid experience is open to approximately 20 women currently undergoing treatment or survivors of breast cancer who have been diagnosed between the ages of 18-40 years.
Approximately five percent of breast cancers occur in women under the age of 40. These women – college students, young professionals, new moms – often struggle with finding support and education due to the rarity of this diagnosis at a young age. While friends are launching their careers and starting families, surviving is suddenly the new priority. WRFTC developed the Young Survivors Retreat as a way for these women to connect and help support each other in their healing process with peers who can relate.
Jensen Sussman, WRFTC CEO, shares her personal experience with the retreat, “Having to face breast cancer as a young woman is physically, emotionally and mentally challenging. For WRFTC to bring together these women from all across the country who share in the same struggles and see how their connection forms a sisterhood of hope is inspiring.”
The Young Survivors Retreat is an opportunity for attendees to discuss their stories and age-related challenges while making life-long new friends, all in a safe, welcoming environment. Activities include sessions on art, relaxation, nutrition, fertility, relationships and beauty tips.
Throughout the year, WRFTC raises funds for The Retreat including at their signature event – Opry Goes Pink. Thanks to the success of Opry Goes Pink and the organization’s generous supporters, WRFTC covers ALL travel expenses to and from Nashville for Young Survivor attendees. Limited space is available and applications will be accepted beginning June 4th at 9AM CST through June 6th at 5PM CST via an online application at WomenRockForTheCure.org.
For more information, click here.
To DONATE To The Young Survivor’s Retreat, Click Here!
Jamie Lynn Spears released her highly-anticipated EP The Journey to iTunes. After teasing each track on Instagram and a weeklong Spotify stream, fans can finally download the EP in full.
Jamie Lynn hand-selected the five tracks out of the 100+ songs she’s written over the years; her selection allows fans a glimpse into her journey in life, love, and career.
In "Shotgun Wedding", Jamie Lynn's personal lyrics mix with the up-tempo, banjo-driven track to open the EP with a rockin’ tune. “Run” has a feel-good groove to which you can’t help but sway. The fourth track “Mandolin Summer Sun,” will surely be the soundtrack to summer 2014 with it’s catchy, fun-loving vibe. “Big Bad World” is an understated track showcasing Jamie Lynn's vocals and lyrics, and closes out The Journey demonstrating her depth.
Jamie Lynn shares, "The Journey is so personal, and I hope people feel like they are getting to know me just by listening to it! More than anything though, it’s for my fans. They have been so supportive and so patient!”
You can download The Journey on iTunes now!
Country music star Katie Armiger recently announced her Fan Appreciation Party to take place on Saturday, June 7 at the SIRIUS XM Theater located inside Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena from 10am- 12pm. This year Armiger has teamed up with Sirius XM to bring fans a creative and unique experience during the 2014 CMA Music Festival. The party promises to be an unforgettable experience!
Hosted by SIRIUS XM’s Buzz Brainard, fans will be treated to an intimate performance and a meet-n-greet, plus they will co-write a song with Armiger. Upon entrance to the event, all ticket holders will be prompted to submit a song lyric. During the event, Armiger will take their lyric suggestions and create an original tune that she will then perform live before the end of the party.
Tickets are available on www.katiearmiger.com for $50. Fans are urged to purchase early due to limited capacity. All ticket holders receive a free t-shirt.
Armiger's fans as they are a dedicated group that have shown their support over the years by voting her last four music videos to the No.1 spot on GAC’s“Top 20 Countdown,” as well as consecutively securing Armiger the top spots in Country Weekly polls for “Most Beautiful Women,” not to mention, they have made her current video tribute for “Safe” go viral on YouTube with over 1.6 million views.
Armiger recently sat down with Katie Couric on the set of “Katie” to discuss songwriting, her growing career, and Project Feel Safe; Armiger’s awareness campaign created to honors our nation’s first responders. The interview and performance on “Katie” is schedule to air on July 9—check your local listings for air times.
Canadian country superstar Gord Bamford is well known as a family man north of the border, in no small part because of well-loved songs including "Little Guy" and "My Daughter's Father." As he continues his already well-received rollout for U.S. audiences, Bamford is releasing both tracks to radio in advance of June 15th, Father's Day 2014.
Out the week of May 19, the songs shine a spotlight on Bamford's only passion that rivals music - his family. Gord wrote the song, "Little Guy" about four hours after the birth of his son Nash, while his good friend and mentor, Nashville hit songwriter Bryon Hill, penned "My Daughter's Father." Gord included his brood in the video as "Little Guy" features Nash and "My Daugther's Father" stars his wife Kendra and daughters Paisley and Memphis.
"As a music man, I recall my wife and I discussing the possibility of not having children because of the time I spend out on the road," he admits. "I am so glad that there was a different plan for me! I have been blessed with three beautiful children and being a father is the best part of my life. Each year at this time I find myself coming back to these two songs. I hope there's a father or two out there who claims one of these as their own expression of love to their son or daughter."
Bamford recently made his U.S. festival debut at Country Thunder in Arizona, earning raves for his ability to "put on one hell of a show," according to the Phoenix New Times. In Canada, Gord's latest single "Unreal" is quickly rising in the wake of its gold-certified predecessor "When Your Lips Are So Close." His current album Country Junkie, which earned a No. 1 debut on the Canadian Country album sales chart, will get a U.S. release later this year.
On September 8, 2013, Bamford picked up five CCMA trophies in the record seven categories he was nominated in, largely in part to “Leaning On A Lonesome Song” off his 2012 album Is It Friday Yet? That album also earned the 2012 CCMA Album of the Year. Those awards followed other accolades from winning the 2010 CCMA Male Artist of the Year and Album of The Year award for Day Job, to his song “My Daughter’s Father” which claimed the #1 Spun Canadian song in 2011.
For more information visit www.gordbamford.com
Logan Mize's newest single, "Can't Get Away from a Good Time" will be on Sirius XM's The Highway on May 27th!
The song is available for pre-order on iTunes right now!
Watch some behind the scenes footage below.
RPME Records vocalist and Potomac, MD native Maggie Rose has been honored by The National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), with a local 2013 Emmy Award nomination for the 56th Emmy Awards. The singer co-wrote and performed “Get Ya Game On” for Comcast SportsNet as the theme of their coverage of the National Football League’s Washington Redskinsthroughout the 2013 season.
Winners will be announced at the 56th Emmy Awards Gala on June 14th.
"I am beyond excited to earn an Emmy nomination in my home state of Maryland,” says Maggie. “I am looking forward to continuing my collaboration with everyone at Comcast SportsNet in this coming year."
Due to the success of the “Get Ya Game On” promo, Maggie is gearing up to repackage the promo for Comcast SportsNet for the 2014 NFL season.
"Comcast SportsNet is very fortunate to have had the opportunity to collaborate on this project with one of the hot, young stars of Nashville,” shares Comcast SportsNet Managing Editor, Joe Yasharoff. “Maggie and Jim Wes wrote a great, catchy tune that our viewers love. We are thrilled about the Emmy nomination."
Her local 2013 Emmy Award nomination follows the release of Maggie’s latest hit, “Looking Back Now,” which is the third single from her acclaimed debut album, CUT TO IMPRESS. The project landed on Roughstock.com and CountryMusicRocks’ Best Albums of 2013, and was listed as one of only four country albums to make Amazon.com’s Best Music of 2013. Produced by Blake Chancey, James Stroud and Stephony Smith, the album features the breakthrough Top 30 hits “I Ain’t Your Mama” and “Better,” which stayed on the country music charts for over 30 weeks. The project highlights Maggie’s songwriting prowess on nearly half of the tracks. The singer recently opened for Gary Allan and Sheryl Crow on the FREE & EASY Tour.
For more information, visit www.iammaggierose.com
Watch the Redskins postgame live promo here.
“LeMay reminds me of some of the odd men out in the music world of the early 70s— artists such as Jim Dawson and Stu Nunnery and Bill Puka...There is a slight James Taylor feel to some of the songs, a couple are straight out of Jim Dawson’s playbook, and others less specific— all impressive and a few damn good.”
--Frank Gutch Jr, Bob Segarini Blog
Songwriter Joseph LeMay is excited to celebrate the release of his new album Seventeen Acres today, Tuesday, May 20, 2014.
Before patching up the old trailer in West Tennessee, grass grew through cracks on the floor and copperheads mingled between decades of stacked boxes on a grandfather’s hand-me-down farm. It was in this abandoned singlewide that Americana artist Joseph LeMay cleared a space for his new life as a married man and Seventeen Acres, his first full-length release.
LeMay began performing at an age when most kids are focused on learning the alphabet. Just barely a teen, the young musician could add Showtime at the Apollo, an opening gig for Brian Wilson and a countless line of county fairs across the southeast to his list of growing accomplishments. This passion for music continued to manifest during high school as LeMay took to writing and moved to New York in search of work as a performer.
During his time in Manhattan, LeMay’s musical future bent when he met music veteran Charlie Peacock, producer of The Civil Wars and The Lone Bellow. LeMay moved to Nashville and spent hours as a silent observer of Peacock as artists passed through his studio. Witnessing the life of a working musician changed Joseph, inspiring him to find his voice.
But it wasn’t long before LeMay found himself in an age-old Nashville ritual- working a part-time job to pay the bills and creating on the side. “After making sandwiches for 60 hours a week, it’s hard to find the energy and time to do the work you want,” says LeMay. To escape the inevitable pace their life was heading, he and his new wife made a drastic change of scenery and moved into that forgotten trailer on her family’s inherited farm on the outskirts of Dyersburg, Tenn.
Filled with stories of dissecting the nuances of love and uncertainty, Seventeen Acres was produced by LeMay himself and came to life in the same space the stories originated. Joining LeMay as his band on the album are Juan Solorzano (electric guitar), Noah Denney (drums, bass, percussion), Caleb Hickman (keys, lap steel, banjo), Molly Parden (backing vocals), Eleonore Denig (violin), Austin Hoke (Cello) and Ben Jones (upright bass).
Songs like “Fruit on the Vine” and “Warrant for My Worry” ache with missed expectations and hope in their draught, while “Molly My Girl” and “Just So” are timeless tales of endearing love. Start to finish, LeMay’s labor is driven by this love and all the desperation, fear and commitment that comes with it.
“Music fulfills a need,” says LeMay. “It’s communicating across mediums. We don’t just want words. It’s the color and the canvas. The cadence and the lyric.” It’s with a balanced grasp of bare truth and pursuit of grace that LeMay channels this primal need in the desolation of his Seventeen Acres.
LISTEN to the title track of the album at American Songwriter: http://bit.ly/1mhIHE1
For more about Joseph LeMay and tour dates, please visit www.JosephLeMayMusic.com.
Also, keep up-to-date with news at facebook.com/josephlemaymusic and twitter.com/josephlemay.
Known for his energetic and contagious performances, country music artist Chris Janson will continue to build the buzz surrounding his career with multiple performances and appearances throughout the 2014 CMA Music Festival.
Janson will perform FREE at the Opry Plaza Party presented by Humana® on Tuesday, June 4 beginning at 5pm. On Wednesday, Janson will set his talents at SiriusXM's "Highway Finds Stage" at the Hard Rock Cafe in Nashville. Thursday, fans can get the VIP treatment and a chance to get up close and personal with Janson and the star's of CMT's "Dog And Beth On The Hunt”--Dog the Bounty Hunter, Beth and Leland & Dakota at their Fan Club party at the Silver Dollar Saloon in downtown, Nashville. To end the week, Janson will perform in front of the Bridgestone Arena at the Bud Light Stage at 11:15am.
Known for his latest Billboard Top 40 Hit Song, "Better I Don't," Chris Janson, the dynamic performer, multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter, has been making major waves in the Country music industry. With his recently released new EP, Take It To The Bank, on Columbia Records, Janson continues his steady flow of tour dates across the country. Performing over 150 nationwide dates in 2013, including numerous appearances on the Grand Ole Opry and a National Television appearance on Huckabee on FOX, he has shared the stage with music greats including Hank Jr, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Janson has penned songs for Justin Moore, Parmalee, and Tim McGraw among others. Notable songs include "Truck Yeah" for McGraw, and "Off The Beaten Path" for Moore. Most recently, Billboard Magazinenamed him "The New Wave of Country Music" and was named "Artist Worth Your Attention" by The Boston Globe.
List of Scheduled Performances:
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
5pm & 8:30pm
Opry Plaza Party
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Sirius XM Stage, Hard Rock Café,
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Fan Club Party—Silver Dollar Saloon
Purchase tickets visit HERE or http://chrisjanson.bigcartel.com/product/fan-club-party-june-5-2014
Friday, June 6, 2014
Bud Light Stage at Bridgestone Arena
For more information on Chris Janson visit, www.chrisjanson.com
Jamie Lynn Spears surprised fans with a week-long Spotify stream of The Journey EP. Fans can get a sneak peek of the five full tracks off of Jamie Lynn’s highly anticipated debut.
Including the hit, "How Could I Want More", Jamie Lynn's EP features five tracks co-written with some of Nashville's most talented writers: Liz Rose, Chris Tompkins, Lisa Carver, Tyler Hayes, Rivers Rutherford, and Corey Crowder.
You can preview the EP on Spotify NOW.
The Journey EP will be available on iTunes May 27th. You can pre-order it here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-journey-ep/id880094929?ls=1
"How Could I Want More" on iTunes