Iconic Newfoundland singer-songwriter, best-selling author, actor and recent recipient of the Order of Canada, Alan Doyle released his third solo album, A Week at The Warehouse today (October 13th) via Universal Music Canada.
A Week at The Warehouse was recorded live off the floor with Doyle’s band and legendary producer Bob Rock at the helm. The album is chock-a-block with country-tinged, radio-ready tunes that carry Doyle’s signature blend of traditional and modern flavors. Rock’s own band, Payola$, is celebrated with a cover of “Forever Light Will Shine” – which includes a guest vocal from none other than Paul Hyde. The album’s first single, the call to the campfire salvo “Summer Summer Night” was released in June of this year, with a second to follow.
Stream the video for "Summer Summer Night"
Doyle was the lead singer of iconic Canadian band Great Big Sea, known for fusing traditional Newfoundland music with their own pop sensibilities. Their nine albums, double-disc hits retrospective, and two DVD releases have all been declared Gold or Platinum and have sold a combined 1.2 million copies in Canada. His third solo album continues to cement Doyle’s reputation a
Amy Helm Announces SKYLARK Concert Series Featuring Nicki Bluhm,Rachael Yamagata, Carolyn Wonderland and more
(Press Release) This November, Amy Helm and some of her closest friends and collaborators will hit the road for three very special SKYLARK shows. The evening will feature an all-female lineup of musicians, singers and songwriters from Helm's hometown of Woodstock, NY and beyond. The tour begins on November 3 at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, NY and will make stops at City Winery in New York for two shows on Saturday, November 4 and Infinity Hall in Norfolk, CT on Sunday, November 5.
From the rhythm section to the vocalists, these woman play and sing with grace and fire. The evening will first both long term musical partnerships and first-time collaborations. SKYLARK will feature performances by Nicki Bluhm, Cindy Cashdollar, Jennifer Condos, Emily Gimble, Amy Helm, Shelley King, Allison Miller, Simi Stone, Carolyn Wonderland, and Rachael Yamagata.
"I can't wait to dig into the collaborations with these fine musicians and singers," said Helm of the upcoming SKYLARK shows. "The songs, voices, and musicians cover all the ground we need, from kick-ass boot stomping funk, to heart breaking melodies and quiet, masterful playing. This group of ladies is surely a force to be reckoned with!"
Amy Helm's most recent release, her critically-acclaimed solo debut Didn't It Rain, was released in 2015 via eOne Music. The album was embraced by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Relix, Rolling Stone and firmly established her as a solo artist.
While Didn't It Rain was her first official album as a solo artist, Helm has been making music most of her life. She's already won widespread praise as a singer, songwriter and live performer, first as a member of the celebrated alt-country/ collective Ollabelle and subsequently for her extensive work with her father, musical icon Levon Helm, who passed away in 2012.
11/3: Woodstock, NY - Levon Helm Studios - SKYLARK
11/4: New York, NY - City Winery - SKYLARK (Two Shows)
11/5: Norfolk, CT - Infinity Hall - SKYLARK
11/18: Jay, VT - Foeger Ballroom, Jay Peak Resort
Iconic Songwriter John Prine, Bootsy Collins, Maria Maldaur and OthersOn Tap to Honor 2017 Memphis Music Hall of Fame Inductees
Memphis, TN (Press Release)
In August, the Hall of Fame announced the names of 7 honorees for the Friday, October 27 Induction Ceremony, which bring the total Hall of Fame roster to 67. They include Sun Records icon and member of the original Class of ’55, Roy Orbison, Booker T. Washington alum and co-founder of the supergroup Earth, Wind & Fire, Maurice White, prolific Stax and Hi Records horn section, The Memphis Horns, father of Memphis guitar blues, Frank Stokes, gospel singer and songwriter, Cassietta George; Sun Records performer and producer who later had a huge influence on Nashville’s country music scene, “Cowboy” Jack Clement, and artist manager and civil rights lawyer who also helped start the Beale Street Music Festival 40 years ago, Irvin Salky.
John Prine will be performing and participating in the induction of longtime friend “Cowboy” Jack Clement. Bootsy Collins will participate in the induction of Maurice White. Maria Maldaur will be performing and honoring Frank Stokes. The Memphis Music Hall of Fame is also looking forward to the Memphis return of Valerie June, who will be performing in a raucous tribute to Roy Orbison. Additional performers and presenters are expected to be announced.
The 2017 Induction Ceremony will be held at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts. The show will begin at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $50 and $100 and are available at the Cannon Center, at Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000.
The Smithsonian-developed Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum launched the Memphis Music Hall of Fame in 2012 to pay proper tribute to the hundreds of legendary musicians who helped place Memphis, Tennessee on the world map and, in doing so, created the music that changed the planet. In 2015, the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum also opened the Memphis Music Hall of Fame museum, located at 126 Beale Street at Second Street, adjacent to Hard Rock Cafe. Additional information about the Memphis Music Hall of Fame is available at www.memphismusichalloffame.com.
Nashville, Tenn. (October 13, 2017 Press Release) — Grammy Award-winning country music group Shenandoah hits radio airwaves with brand new music today. The world premiere of the legendary group's new single, "Noise," airs today at 4:50 PMcentral time exclusively onSiriusXM Prime Country (Ch. 58). An interview with radio personality Mike Terry and a live performance of the band's biggest hits will follow the debut. Shenandoah recently inked a recording contract withBMG for the new single and forthcoming album.
The single marks a historic moment for Shenandoah. It's been 20 years since the group has released new music to country radio
At The Louisiana Hayride Tonight Spotlights the Legendary Radio Show in a Historic 20-CD Box Set Due October 20th
Featuring more than 25 hours of music, this unprecedented collection comes packed in an LP-sized package complete with a 224-page hardcover book with rare performances from stars like Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, June Carter, Kitty Wells, George Jones, and Webb Pierce, as well as
a previously unknown Hank Williams recording.
Rolling Stone Country premiered unheard Hank Williams track: http://rol.st/2gf77XJ
SHREVEPORT, La. (Press Release) — For more than two decades, the Louisiana Hayride radio show was a Saturday night staple for music lovers. Broadcast by Shreveport, Louisiana’s KWKH-AM from 1948-1960, Hayride stood as the chief rival to the now better-known Grand Ole Opry. While the Opry favored established Nashville stars, Hayride offered headliners and newcomers alike an opportunity to perform. It was this policy that led Hayride to say “yes” to a young singer from Tupelo, Mississippi after the Opry said “no.” That singer, Elvis Presley,debuted on the show in October 1954 and later made his first TV appearance on the television version in March 1955.
Presley’s 15 songs here (which include “That’s All Right,” “Baby Let’s Play House,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” and “Don’t Be Cruel”) are just a fraction of the more than 500 tunes stockingAt the Louisiana Hayride Tonight. Bear Family Records’20-CD box set holds a treasury of long-buried live Hayride performances — many of which have never been heard since the day they were broadcast — with perhaps the rarest of these rarities being the previously unknown recording of “I’m a Long Gone Daddy” by Hank Williams.
Eric Church: Two-Part Documentary "Holding My Own" and Concert Event "Eric Church On The Rocks" Premieres Fri. Oct 13 at 8:00pm on AT&T AUDIENCE Network
AT&T and AUDIENCE® Network Present: A Two-Part Live Music Event Featuring Eric Church
"Holding My Own" One Hour Documentary (8:00 p.m. ET/PT)
"Eric Church: On The Rocks" Concert (9:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Friday, October 13
On DIRECTV and U-verse (DIRECTV Ch 239/U-verse Ch 1114) and DIRECTV NOW
(Press Release) Tune in this Friday, October 13 to watch the broadcast premiere of a special tour documentary and concert event featuring Eric Church on AT&T*AUDIENCE Network via DIRECTV Ch 239, AT&T U-verse Ch 1114 and on-demand through DIRECTV NOW.Friday night's roadblock begins at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT with Church's "Holding My Own" one-hourdocumentary affording viewers a never-before-seen glimpse behind this year's CMA Entertainer of the Year nominee from footage filmed across his 61-stop Holdin' My Own Tour. Directly following "Holding My Own," tune in for the second one-hour special, "Eric Church: On The Rocks," at 9:00 p.m. which was recorded live, on location at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO in 2016. Watch and share the trailer for "Eric Church: On The Rocks" (HERE).
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Press Release) – On Thursday, September 28th, multi- platinum selling country artist and Texas native, Mark Chesnutt, was presented the first ever Trailblazer Award along with a Thank You Plaque for serving as a Spoken-person for the Texas Country Music Association (TCMA) at their 2017 awards ceremony. Though Chesnutt was unable to attend due to an unexpected illness, his good friend and co-writer Roger Springer accepted the award in his honor.
"It was unfortunate that Mark got ill and could not make it to the Awards show. “said Linda Wilson, founder of the TCMA. “He was missed, but the Finalists and Award Recipients along with amazing performances made the 2017 Texas Country Music Awards show an evening that will go down in history."
Mark was heavy hearted that he could not attend the event, but was thrilled that Roger Springer, co-writer of the #1 singles “It’s a Little Too Late” and “Thank God For Believers” was there to accept it in his place.
“I am very sorry to have missed such a special event,” Chesnutt said. “Receiving the Trail Blazer award from my home state is such an honor, and I am thankful for my friend Roger Springer for accepting it in my absence.”
The TCMA is an organization dedicated to the promotion and support of both established and new artists, songwriters and musicians from Texas, as well as those who perform in the state. Chesnutt doubles as spokesperson for Texas Country Cares, the TCMA’s charity, which will show the support of the music community in times of need throughout the state.
The Texas Country Music Association, Inc. is a non-profit charitable organization with 501c3 status and donations are tax deductible. To join, donate or for more information visitwww.texascountrymusic.org.
For more information on Mark Chesnutt, please visitwww.markchesnutt.com.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Press Release) – The Oak Ridge Boys have achieved many historical milestones during their Country Music Hall of Fame career, and many of those from the past decade involve their albums being sold through Cracker Barrel® Old Country Store locations across the United States.
Coming up on October 6, that streak will continue when the Grand Ole Opry stars make their holiday album, Celebrate Christmas from Gaither Music Group, available at the 600+ locations of Cracker Barrel® Old Country Store. No stranger to Yuletide musical offerings over their career – this being their seventh, the disc features many timeless holiday classics such as “Away In A Manger” and “Joy To The World,” with a few new songs thrown in for good measure. New songs include the breathtaking “Come To The Manger” and the endearing “Rest In You Tonight.”
Longtime tenor singer Joe Bonsall says that finding the right mix of the past and the present is a must. “First of all, we have to find songs we’ve never recorded before and that’s always challenging. Because we’ve done so many Christmas albums over the years, there aren’t a lot of classics left. Duane (Allen) works hard to find songs, whether it’s for a regular project, a Gospel project or a Christmas project. We try to mix it up, and that’s always been our goal.”
Singer-songwriter Ryan Sims is gearing up to release his debut EP, My Side of the Story and today, TDC is excited to share a brand new track from the EP, “Get Away." Exploding with a welcome dose of heartland rock, the instantly infectious "Get Away" is built on a dynamic backbeat and driving guitars that, alongside Sims distinctly weathered vocals, encourage hitting that open road, escaping life's struggles, and expanding your horizons.
"I can't take this anymore
I gotta get out of town gotta have myself a getaway
Any city I can play, I just gotta get away
Everybody knows that rubber on the road takes the pain away
I got a lot of pain
So it's time to get away from here"
Have a first listen to "Get Away," which is officially available this Friday, October 13th, below.
MY SIDE OF THE STORY will be available Friday, November 17th and features an all-star band including Jason "Slim" Gambel (Lady Antebellum, guitars), Darryl Jones (Rolling Stones, bass), Kenny Aronoff (John Fogerty, John Mellencamp, drums) and Kim Bullard (Elton John, keyboards). With a warm sound pulling from Americana, Country, and Southern Rock, Sims translates heartbreak and the human experience into song on seven tracks that will draw you in and keep you wanting more.
Black And Blue
Before I Sell Myself
Little Ms. Bad Decision
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“Rhiannon Giddens shows us that while Americawas never as innocent as some nostalgists wantto believe, its young spirit still lives within, resistant to corruption, leading those who canhear its voice toward a better place down theroad.”
This morning, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced that singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Rhiannon Giddens has been named a MacArthur Fellow. The MacArthur Fellowship, often referred to as a “genius grant,” offers an unrestricted $625,000 grant, distributed over five years, to, in the Foundation’s words, “individuals who show exceptional creativity in their work and the prospect for still more in the future.
Giddens said of being awarded the Fellowship: “I am just thrilled! So many things I want to do - but the first thing is to thank whoever nominated and supported me for this grant - it means the world to me, and to the projects I have been longing to do”, and added in an interview with her home town paper, North Carolina’s News & Observer, “it’s gonna let me live a little bit. I’ll be able to pursue some things while not having to stay on the road so much to keep the lights on. This will let me tour a little less and work on larger projects I believe need to be done.” More info about Giddens and her Fellowship, including downloadable photos and video, is available here.