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logoLOS ANGELES, Ca. (November 25, 2013) – It’s beginning to look a lot like  … Joey, Thomas, Anthony, Eric, and Colton are set to make a special announcement on Thanksgiving evening at 9 PM (Eastern).  The 2101 Records/Capitol Records recording artists, known as MIDNIGHT RED, will spread some joyful news this Thursday … watch as the boys give you a little tease of what is to come http://instagram.com/p/g_ocIDqE4Q/
“We are excited for the fans.  Our fans are the best and have supported us all year long and we are overjoyed to make this announcement,” says Anthony Ladao.

Having been named Z100 DJ Elvis Duran’s October Artist of the Month on The Today Show, Midnight Red is continuing their promotional support of the current single “Take Me Home,” with upcoming holiday radio shows and media appearances.

11/26 – Chamaleon Club – 7 pm – Lancaster, PA
11/27 – iPlay America – 8 pm – Freehold, NJ & St. Peters University Hospital Pediatrics Care Unit visit
11/28 – Philadelphia, PA – Salvation Army Temple Corps Thanksgiving Day
11/29 – Q102 event – Philadelphia, PA
11/30 – WBLI event – Patchougue, NY
12/03 – 98PXY event – 5:45 pm – Rochester, NY
12/05 – 985KRZ event – 7 pm – Wilkes Barre, PA
12/06 – WRVQ event – 4:15 pm – Richmond, VA
12/07 – KHTS event – San Diego, CA
12/08 – KLJT event – Tyler, TX
12/09 – Good Day Dallas – Dallas, TX
12/11 – WERO event – 7:45 pm – Greenville, SC
12/12 – WKSE event – Buffalo, NY
12/13 – WKSZ event – 8 pm – Green Bay, WI
12/14 – B-96 event – Chicago, IL
12/15 – WDZH event – Detroit, MI
12/16 – WJHM event – Orlando, FL
12/17 – WAEZ event – 7:25 pm – Johnson City, TN
12/19 – KKHH event – Houston, TX

6About Midnight Red:
United by their intensely pure talent and passion for music of all kinds,Midnight Red’s members hail from all over the U.S.: Joey Diggs, Jr. is a Los Angeles native, Thomas Augusto was raised in rural Texas, Anthony Ladao is from Seattle, Eric Secharia grew up in Burbank, and Colton Rudloff comes from Buffalo, New York. As the second signing to the partnership between Grammy Award-winning producer/songwriter RedOne’s 2101 Records and Capitol Music Group, Midnight Red is now teaming up with RedOne (Lady Gaga, U2, J.Lo, Pitbull) to create a debut album that showcases their powerhouse vocals and harnesses the combustible energy of their live show.

Near-lifelong singers and dancers hailing from wildly different backgrounds,Midnight Red saw its inception when Anthony and Eric met through their mutual vocal coach. A star dancer for Monsters of HipHop, Anthony had tried out as a backup dancer for Janet Jackson at age 12, then made it to the final round of auditions only to find he was too young to go on tour. After Anthony connected with Eric (through a vocal coach), the two reached out to Thomas, who soon relocated to L.A. from his rural Texas hometown to join the group. A self-described music obsessive “raised by MTV,” Thomas devoted his high school years to scouting out any opportunity to sing onstage, and had crossed paths with Eric through a singing competition when he was 15. Next, the group tracked down Colton after stumbling across a YouTube video of the aspiring singer/school-chorus star covering Jesse McCartney’s “Leavin.’” To round out the lineup, Midnight Red’s then-manager tapped Joey, another aspiring singer who was attending California State University, Northridge (and whose singer/songwriter father, Joey Diggs Sr., had recorded vocals with the likes of Smokey Robinson, Whitney Houston, and Rod Stewart).


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Nu_Blu_TEN_lrgNASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 26, 2013) – Nu-Blu was founded ten years ago by husband and wife team, Carolyn and Daniel Routh, who are joined by long time band members Levi Austin and Austin Koerner to comprise one of today’s most popular bluegrass groups.  Through the years, and after numerous charted bluegrass and gospel titles, Nu-Blu has developed a solid fan base utilizing the strong lead vocal talents of Carolyn, Daniel and Levi along with their diverse selection of material including original songs, traditional favorites and songs from other genres of music.
Now with five albums to their credit, Nu-Blu has developed a unique sound which combines their love for bluegrass music and respect for its traditional roots, along with an edgy feel that gives their music a fresh energy and spirit.  The recent release of their latest digital album TEN, has garnered rave reviews

“TEN is a wonderful blend of The Tradition with their own Contemporary spin. Strong songwriting, tight vocal harmonies and fantastic instrumental work from Carolyn and Daniel Routh, Levi Austin and Austin Koerner show why North Carolina IS Bluegrass Country and produces some of today’s best musicians and bands. – Dennis Jones, WNCW

“TEN – is one of their best projects to date! … The CD has many memorable songs and is full of strong performances. They just keep getting right!! – Jerry Salley, award-winning singer/songwriter

Appropriately titled, TEN contains ten new songs performed in their unique and distinctive style with award-winning special guest musicians Ron Stewart and Jim Van Cleve.  The up-tempo “That Road”, written by Honi Deaton, kicks of the album and is the first single from TEN.

TEN celebrates our 10th anniversary with new songs that we feel pass through the full range of emotions. We explore life on the road, family devotion, tragic loss, the joys of love, patriotism, and no regrets. We’ve even included a brand new original instrumental that will leave you breathless. This is our best album to date and we can’t wait to share it with our fans,” says, Carolyn Routh.

1.    That Road
2.    Without A Kiss
3.    Caught In The Middle
4.    Eddie’s Garage
5.    Train’s I Didn’t Take
6.    The Seed
7.    It’s A Good Day To Be With You
8.    All Americans
9.    Giant Squid
10.  Shadows Of The Night

Nu_Blu_promo_2_lrgNu-Blu are now on tour, for more information on the album and tour dates, please visit:
Instagram: @nublubluegrassartists


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Country Music Icons release lyric video to support collaboration


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 26, 2013) – Five-time Entertainer of the Year Hank Williams Jr. and Country Music Hall of Fame member Merle Haggard spent some time in the studio recording the 1980 hit song “I Think I’ll Just Sit Here and Drink,” for Hank Williams Jr.’s latest studio album Old School New Rules.  You can watch the video here: http://youtu.be/hpD8aehKRtI

“Merle is one-of-a-kind,” says Hank Williams Jr.  “His music resonates with fans just like mine does.  Making this song was simple, it maybe took two takes.  Then we spent the rest of the time laughing and telling old road stories. Merle and I are for the everyday working man and that’s something we have in common.”

On December 31, 2013, Williams will perform at the fifth annual “Bash on Broadway” in downtown Nashville, Tennessee.  Prior to the show he will receive the 2013 Operation Troop Aid “Patriot Award” for his support of those serving in the military, their families, and his continued Patriotic stance.

About Hank Williams Jr.
Though he began his career in the shadow of his legendary father, Hank Williams Jr. emerged as a formidable Country singer-songwriter in his own right with 1960s hits such as “It’s All Over But The Crying” and “Cajun Baby.” But things changed with the 1979 release of “Family Tradition,” where he broke the Nashville mainstream by adopting a rebel image and writing/recording in a style incorporating his Blues and Southern Rock influences. The results were staggering as  42 Top-10 hits followed, two CMA Entertainer of the Year honors, three ACM Entertainer of the Year honors, multiple Grammy nominations and a Grammy award for “There’s a Tear in My Beer”, a duet with his father using electronic merging technology.

As groundbreaking as Hank Williams Jr. became, it wasn’t just his performance that people took note about, but rather his songwriting that became so notable. The driven musician penned hits songs year after year scoring 20 BMI Awards. One of the arguably most-heard Country song of modern times, the four-time Emmy award-winning “Are You Ready For Some Football?,” which was heard nationally as the theme song of ABC and ESPN’s Monday Night Footballtelecasts, was aired for 21 years.

As the accolades kept coming, Williams sold over 55 million albums, achieving gold, platinum, and multi-platinum status along with 13 of those albums hitting the no. 1 spot on the Billboard chart. In 2008, Williams was honored with the BMI Icon award at the 56th annual BMI Country Awards, joining an elite group of past honorees including Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Dolly Parton.

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Aaron Lewis and Rock Bordelon co-host “ON THE ROAD” airing on Sportsman Channel


AaronLewis_lrgNASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 27, 2013) – Aaron Lewis, whose success has brought him to the top of the Rock and Country music charts, along with producer and co-host Rock Bordelon are nominated in four categories for the 2013 Sportsman Choice Awards set to take place on January 15th in Las Vegas.   Aaron and Rock co-host the weekly ever-popular outdoor lifestyle show “On The Road” that airs on the Sportsman Channel each Tuesday (6:30 am ET),Thursday (3:30 pm ET) and Saturday (4:30 pm ET).

“We are excited to have received four nominations in our very first season,” says Aaron Lewis.  “With the fans vote we can take home a couple of those awards. Thank you to all the fans that have supported us and without you we couldn’t have had this success.”

Nominations were garnered in the following categories:
Sportsman Choice – Best Hunting Show – Big Game Category (On The Road)
Sportsman Choice – Best Educational/Instructional Show
Sportsman Choice – Best Host (On The Road – Rock Bordelon and Aaron Lewis)
Sportsman Choice – Best New Series

2013 Sportsman Choice Awards voting is underway now at www.facebook.com/sportsmanchannel

To catch a little of the “On The Road” click here: http://vimeo.com/66246861

For more information on the show: www.ontheroadoutdoors.com

Aaron Lewis, born and raised in the backwoods of Vermont, feels his love and passion for the outdoors, hunting, and this country were instilled in him through time spent with his grandfather and father. Beyond his musicianship, Lewis spends time co-hosting the Sportsman Channel television show “On The Road”.

Aaron Lewis released his first solo album in 2011, Town Line, which debuted #1 on Billboard’s Country Album Chart.  The first single from that release, “Country Boy” featured the late George Jones and Charlie Daniels and has been certified Gold.  It earned Lewis multiple CMA, ACM and CMT Music Award nominations, while the accompanying video has been streamed over twenty million times to date. Lewis recently completed a run of dates as the headlining act on the Jägermeister Country Tour, performing a majority of the songs from The Road.  The album was released by Blaster Records via Warner Music Nashville in late 2012. As the frontman for the multi-platinum selling band Staind, Lewis is the songwriter and voice behind the most-played rock song of the past decade, “It’s Been Awhile,” in addition to three other #1 hits and eight Top Ten singles.

For up-to-date information on Aaron Lewis, visit www.aaronlewismusic.com

Rock Bordelon grew up on the bayou in a small Parrish in Louisiana. He has a wealth of knowledge with wildlife from catching frogs, to hunting ducks, squirrel, rabbits, deer, and basically any game that one can hunt. He has hunted, stalked, trapped, creeped, chased, and taken game with many methods and with many types of equipment from bows to shotguns to rifles.

While growing up, Rock enjoyed different types of fishing and even raised crawfish traps for income while going to college. He spent many nights sleeping in a duck blind with his dad, brother, and friends when permitted, to have the best duck spots on public game reserves!

Rock currently owns River Run ATV Park and Carey Lake Ranch in Jacksonville, Texas.  He continues to pursue his passion by visiting his ranch often, keeping up family hunting and fishing traditions, and traveling to many different areas of the world to continue his passion of hunting and fishing while enjoying the great outdoors.

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Jeffrey Steele and Friends

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Jeffrey Steele & Friends 2014
the 7th annual Jeffrey Steele & Friends will take place Tuesday March 11, 2014 at the Franklin Theatre in Franklin, TN. The charity concert will feature Jeffrey Steele & his band performing with a variety of artists including LoCash Cowboys, Chris Janson, The Shggah Pies and more to be named! The event also includes a live auction. Tickets go on sale THIS Friday at 10am! This is an incredible event that raises money for programs and projects that impact overlooked and at-risk youth.

This year the Alex LeVasseur Memorial Fund is partnering with The Beat of Life, a local non-profit. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will go to The Beat of Life, an organization that provides therapeutic music programs to human/social service organizations and populations in need throughout Nashville that cannot otherwise afford it through the mobilization of Nashville’s talent and resources. Want to make the holiday season extra special? Consider JS&F tickets! On sale HERE Friday at 10am!


The Silver Dollar Saloon Announces New Weekly Series: “Off the Hook: Dueling Songwriters”

Source: Entertainment Evolution


Some of Nashville’s Top Tunesmiths to Face Off in “Hook-to-Hook” Competition Beginning Wednesday, December 4

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 27, 2013) – If it’s true that the pen is mightier than the sword, then Nashville is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to its songwriting population. No one recognizes this more than James Aycock, Producer and Emcee of the new weekly series “Off the Hook: Dueling Songwriters,” to be held every Wednesday night (Dec. 4, 11, 18 and Jan. 15) at the Silver Dollar Saloon (110 2nd Avenue North, Nashville) from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m.

The series is best described as dueling piano bar meets “Whose Line Is It Anyway?,” pitting songwriters against one another in a fun, friendly competition. Writers respond to audience suggestions, improvise and pull from their own catalogs to meet a series of lively challenges until the last writer remains and is named “King of the Hook.” As always, there is never a cover and seating is limited, so everyone is encouraged to get there early.  Songwriters who wish to participate in the show should submit a package to offthehooknashville@gmail.com  for an audition. Fans can also follow the series on twitter at @Offthehooknashv and on Facebook at OfftheHook Nashville. For more information on the series, please visit silverdollarsaloon.com.

“Think of it as a mental workout/head-cutting competition for songwriters!” explains creator of “Off the Hook: Dueling Songwriters,” veteran entertainer and songwriter Jim Aycock. An award-winning fine arts major from the University of Alabama, Aycock launched his career as the lead in the Wild West Show atOpryland USA, followed by several national tours in such shows as“Oklahoma!” and “Guys and Dolls.” Throughout his career, Aycock has acted alongside names such as Daniel Day LewisSissy SpacekJonathan Taylor Thomas and has been featured in “Walt Disney’s “Tom and Huck,” “The Long Walk Home, and “Stars and Bars.” Additionally, he has lent his voice to numerous national commercials, including Subway, Chevrolet, McAlister’s, AT&T and Timex.  As a singer/songwriter, Aycock has released five albums of original music, including two for children.  Not currently touring, he lives in Nashville with his wife Cynthia, where he continues co-writing and honing his songwriting craft. For him, it’s another marker along his creative journey and he feels blessed to join the countless others hoping for a few good breaks.

silverdollarAbout the Silver Dollar Saloon:
The iconic Silver Dollar Saloon is Cumberland Hospitality Group’s largest venue in Historic Downtown Nashville’s entertainment district. Steeped in a rich history dating back to the 1800’s when steamboats and railroads were the mode of shipment and trade with coal dust covering the streets, The Silver Dollar Saloon once catered to the riverboat men coming up from the wharf at the foot of Broadway (which is now Riverfront Park). The saloon earned its name for the hundreds of silver dollars used as decoration in the floor of the original saloon. Today’s Silver Dollar Saloon pays homage to this old style with detailed dark wood furnishings, copper inlaid accents, steamboat décor, spittoons, dim lights, ice cold drinks, and authentic live entertainment that will have you coming back for more.

Creative Allies Bob Dylan Contest Entry

First, sorry for the lack of updates. I had tried to post some releases and information a couple of weeks ago and had some issues.  Then life got a little busy. Updates and releases are coming this week, along with some blogs over the weekend. Lots of photos and some new art to post.

Speaking of art, I entered a Creative Allies contest for a Bob Dylan poster. I would love for you all to see it, like it, share it and all that jazz. There are some really great entries, so like and share all of the ones you like. I have entered a few of these contests, haven’t won yet but it’s not about winning…it’s about the challenge and the experience.

Here’s the link to my entry: http://creativeallies.com/creations/mtb3/contests/880/create-commemorative-art-bob-dylan

Here’s the link to the contest, there’s still time to enter: http://creativeallies.com/contests/880-create-commemorative-art-bob-dylan