Rodney Crowell Shines A Spotlight on Nashville Based Non-Profit Music Health Alliance with 3rd Annual Celebrity Barn Dance
Nashville, TN — October 31, 2016 (Press Release) — Life and art collided over the weekend at the 3rd Annual Celebrity Barn Dance in Thompson's Station, Tennessee. Grammy winning artist Rodney Crowell had just wrapped sound check and was preparing to host hundreds of guests at The Jaeckle Centre when cardiac symptoms forced him to leave for the emergency room. While doctors were able to stabilize and discharge him later that night, his health crisis shone a spotlight on the very cause he was there to support – Music Health Alliance.
Twenty-time Grammy winner Vince Gill – along with an all-star band including Colin Linden and Paul Franklin– was joined by friends and fellow musical superstars Ashley Monroe, Emmylou Harris and Wendy Moten, entertaining the crowd with more than 2.5 hours of music and dancing late into the night. As the night was drawing to a close, Crowell surprised the audience, taking the stage for the final two songs following his release from the hospital.
(Nashville, Tennessee...Press Release) - October 31, 2016 - In 2014, Gretchen Wilson stepped away from an 11-year rocket ride to be a full time mom to her teenage daughter and focus on one of her musical passions - songwriting. She recently went back in the studio with award-winning producer Blake Chancey, and her first single, "Rowdy," from an upcoming album is set to drop at country radio this Friday, November 4, 2016. Plans are also in the works for Gretchen to hit the road on a new tour next year.
"As a single mom, I knew I could never get the time back with my daughter if I continued the pace I was on," said Gretchen. "Grace is really talented and very involved in school, and I didn't want to miss anything, so I just put everything on hold."
Over the last two years, Gretchen hunkered down to write...and write and write, songs that had been bottling up over the years. She hit the studio with Chancey, and they started working on her first new music since 2013's Right On Time. Gretchen wrote "Rowdy" with Trent Tomlinson and Shane Minor. A new album is slated for release in early 2017, and her longtime booking agent WME is working on a tour to kick off the middle of next year.
"I'm as excited about the music we've cut as I am about my first album, and I can't wait to get back on the road to share it with everyone!"
(Press Release) Wrapping up a successful summer with his hit single Women, Water and Beer, country singer/songwriter Travis Rice released fan loved favorite song on Monday, October 24, 2016 entitled, When the Fish Didn’t Bite.
What started off as simply incorporating over 100 photos of his loyal fans in a lyric video for the song this past June in honor of Father’s Day, has now turned into Rice switching plans and releasing it to country radio. “Social media blew up when we released the video,” shares Rice. “I received so many messages that I knew there was something special right there. I felt it deserved to be the next single.”
This song tells the tale of Rice’s childhood days spent with his father and the life lessons he learned from those fishing trips. “Those fishing trips were so much deeper than just spending time with him; he was teaching me how to live and how to be a man.” Life lessons that included: “Treat a women like a queen cause that’s just what she is,” “Learn to take your time son, this life it ain’t a race,” and “Remember where you come from, thank God for what you have,” to name a few.
Available on iTunes and other major online distributors, When the Fish Didn’t Bite was written by Rice and produced by Noah Henson (producer for Kane Brown’s EP Closer and guitarist for Brantley Gilbert). This reminiscent tune showcases a softer side to Rice and shows what’s to come first quarter of 2017.
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(Nashville, Tenn. – Oct. 28, 2016)-- The latest in the hit Country Faith music series, Country Faith Volume 2, will release on November 18 to Christian retail through Word Entertainment, and to mainstream retail and digital outlets through Curb Records.
Based on the popular book Country Faith, penned by award-winning author/journalist Deborah Evans Price, the new music project will feature faith-based country songs by Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley, George Strait, Brooks and Dunn, Wynonna, Wade Hayes, LeAnn Rimes and other bestselling Country artists.
“I’m so excited about this collection of songs on Country Faith Volume 2,” says Evans Price. “The album opens with ‘Pray About Everything,’ Luke Bryan’s upbeat celebration of the power of prayer, and the project continues with such compelling songs of faith as Brad Paisley’s ‘When I Get Where I’m Going,’ Wade Hayes’ ‘What’s a Broken Heart for You,’ Brooks & Dunn’s ‘Believe,’ and many others. Country artists/songwriters have a unique perspective on faith and God’s grace, and I think listeners will find a great deal of comfort and inspiration in these powerful songs.”
TIMOTHY B. SCHMIT--the groundbreaking vocalist, songwriter and bass player from the legendary rock groups Eagles and Poco--has announced he'll launch a West Coast tour starting on Saturday, January 7, 2017. Expect more tour dates to be announced in the coming weeks and see the current itinerary below. LEAP OF FAITH, his new 12-track solo album--out now on Benowen Records--will be released as a 180 gram 2-LP vinyl set on Friday, November 4; exclusive bundles are available for pre-order now (here). To purchase LEAP OF FAITH on iTunes, visit: (here).
In radio news, Timothy stopped by KCSN 88.5 FM in Los Angeles for a special live performance and in-depth interview with station host Sky Daniels. To hear the entire performance and interview now, click (here). Watch Timothy's live performance at "Music City Roots" recorded during the Americana Music Festival & Conference in Nashville (here).
Recorded at his Los Angeles studio and co-produced with engineer Hank Linderman, LEAP OF FAITH is a strong mix of rock, country, Americana, R&B and even a bit of reggae. LEAP OF FAITH marks the culmination of SCHMIT's unhurried, yet inspired reflections of life. The album's first single "Red Dirt Road" is currently impacting Americana and AAA radio. "Like the rest of my new solo album Leap of Faith, 'Red Dirt Road' was recorded in my L.A. studio featuring Van Dyke Parks on accordion, John McFee (from The Doobie Brothers) on fiddle, and harmonies by Herb Pedersen," explains TIMOTHY re the first single. "Upon hearing this song one might think the setting is from the deep south, but actually the image comes from the island of Kauai. It's a tune about finally being able to let go."
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Press Release) — Four-time GRAMMY nominee Brandy Clark, and 21-time nominated, multiple GRAMMY Award winner, Dwight Yoakam release a recorded version of their highly-regarded duet performance of Clark’s “Hold My Hand” today. The two teamed up at the 2015 GRAMMY Awards, where Clark was nominated for Best New Artist, for a beautiful performance of the song - then for a recording of the duet after that. The original version of “Hold My Hand” is off Clark’s debut album, 12 Stories, which was GRAMMY-nominated for Best New Album the year they performed. The pair’s compelling version of the “affecting ballad” [Billboard] releases today.
Yoakam has been part of well-known collaborations in the past, including his rendition of “Same Old Train” that featured Clint Black, Joe Diffie, Merle Haggard, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, Patty Loveless, Earl Scruggs and Marty Stuart and earned him a GRAMMY nomination for Best Collaboration with Vocals. Yoakam contributed his unmistakable harmonies on the “Hold My Hand” recording, and when they got together for a show in Arkansas in August, 2016 they revisited the recording. Ultimately, they decided it was too good not to release.
(Press Release) Carrie Rodriguez, acclaimed singer-songwriter from Austin, Texas, announces a headline November UK tour, following her recent project, the celebrated Spanish/English album “Lola”, released in the UK earlier this year. Carrie will perform at the Old Queens Head in London on 9th November, promoted by the Green Note.
A passionate performer, Carrie effortlessly melds fiery fiddle playing, electrifying vocals and a fresh interpretation of new and classic songs with an “Ameri-Chicana” attitude. Lola is both a return to her musical roots and something of a departure where she delivers her own twangy, Texas-bred twist on Mexican Ranchera songs, creating culturally blended music for a culturally blended world.
(Press Release) Rising independent label Silverado Records is proud to announce the signing of country music icon, ACM and Grammy Award winning, multi-platinum selling artist Joe Diffie to their roster.
“Working with Joe Diffie is a true honor,” said Silverado Founder and CEO, Scott Thomas. “There isn’t a Silverado team member who isn’t already a huge Joe Diffie fan, and working with Joe on new music is something that we’re all extremely excited about.”
With 13 albums, more than 20 top ten singles and 12 number one tracks to his name, Diffie is best known for his smash hits, “Third Rock from The Sun,” “Ships That Don’t Come In,” and “John Deere Green.” He is a recognized artist of the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame and has been a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry for more than 20 years.
The Kentucky Headhunters To Premiere Tracks From New Album, ‘On Safari,’ On SiriusXM Outlaw Country Ch. 60
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 28, 2016 Press Release) – The Kentucky Headhunters are going “On Safari” with former WWE Superstar Hillbilly Jim, as they premiere tracks from their new album this weekend on SiriusXM Outlaw Country Channel 60’s “Hillbilly Jim’s Haunted Hayride.” The special will air Saturday, Oct. 29 at 10 a.m. ET, Sunday, Oct. 30 at 2 p.m. ET and Monday, Oct. 31 at 8 p.m. ET. The 12th studio album by the GRAMMY award winning group is available for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon now.
Long considered “Southern Rock Royalty,” The Kentucky Headhunters continue to live up to the hype with On Safari, which serves as a nod to family and the Southern way of life. A perfect fit for their long-time friend and fellow Kentuckian, Hillbilly Jim, who serves up 200-proof down-home country and southern-fried rock & roll every weekend on SiriusXM Outlaw Country.
“It’s always an unbelievable treat to have The Kentucky Headhunters on my show, as our friendship goes back to when we were all young men together,” said Jim “Hillbilly Jim” Morris. “In my opinion not only are they one of the best bands in this country, but in any country, anywhere.”
On Safari hits stores and digital retailers November 4. For more information on The Kentucky Headhunters, visit KentuckyHeadhunters.net and follow them on Facebook and Twitter
(Nashville, Tennessee...Press Release) - October 27, 2016 - Multi format recording company Black Country Rock was launched by Shooter Jennings several years ago to produce and release his recordings and a variety of other artists and projects. Today, he announced the release of his new song, "Coming Home," and the first cut from country star Julie Roberts in several years entitled "Why Can't I Have You." Both songs have been featured in the Netflix original series "The Ranch," and both will be released digitally October 28, 2016.
Shooter's track is a return to his country roots and is his first original music released since 2014's Don't Wait Up (For George.) The self-penned song is set on a simple production highlighted by acoustic guitar and wailing steel guitar.