Muscle Shoals Documentary DVD available today

The Muscle Shoals DVD and Blu-Ray versions are now available for purchase.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00H3JHH6Q/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_H4vdtb1D7TWQX

Also available at other retailers and digitally from Amazon and iTunes.

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Brantley Gilbert, Chris Young, Tyler Farr, Charlie Worsham, David Nail & More Added to Tree Town Music Festival

Source: Webster PR

Brantley Gilbert, Chris Young, Tyler Farr, Charlie Worsham,
David Nail & More Added to Tree Town Music Festival

Campsites and Two-Day Ticket Prices Increase on March 15

FOREST CITY, IOWA (February 21, 2014) – If Country Music falls in a forest and there IS someone around to hear it, does it make a sound?  It certainly will in Forest City, Iowa this Memorial Day weekend (May 24-25, 2014)!

The inaugural Tree Town Music Festival, which previously announced Brad Paisley and Toby Keith as headliners, are excited to announce the addition of Brantley Gilbert, Chris Young, Tyler Farr, Charlie Worsham, David Nail, JT Hodges, Leah Turner, Sarah Darling and The Last Ride to the star-studded line-up.

In addition to the musical extravaganza, Tree Town Music Festival will feature “Little Nashville,” a stage bringing the excitement of Nashville’s world-famous Broadway to Iowa (opens to campers and ticket-holders on Friday, May 23 from 6pm to 2am as well as during the festival), beer tents, a variety of food vendors, rock climbing, bounce houses and much more for the entire weekend.

Set against the picturesque backdrop of Heritage Park, Tree Town Music Festival is bringing Nashville to Iowa with non-stop music from two stages and other on-site entertainment during the day and a Country Music party night under stars. If you’re looking for the full-festival experience, the campgrounds boast over 1800 campsites on more than 200 acres. The fun continues in the campgrounds, with flip cup competitions, golf cart taxis, food and drink vendors and more.

VIP tickets are also available for those looking for the premium Tree Town Music Festival experience. VIP ticket holders will be given prime seating, with the best view of the main stage, the closest parking to the festival entrance, access to mouth-watering catered food from 1:30pm to 8pm on May 24-25 and discounted drinks at a private bar.

Two-day general admission passes (May 24-25) are available for the early-bird price of $120 until March 14th. Campsites are available starting at $100. For more info on tickets, camping or for any of your Tree Town Music Festival needs, please visit:treetownfestival.com or call 877-569-7767.

Social Media:
Facebook: facebook.com/treetownfest
Twitter: twitter.com/treetownfest

TIME Magazine: The Beatles Invasion

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Just got finished reading the TIME Inc. Special The Beatles Invasion. I highly recommend it for any Beatles fan – casual or diehard. It’s well written, funny and insightful. The photos are perfectly placed throughout showing all the ins and outs of the trip “that rocked America.”

It’s on newstands now. $14.99 US, $16.99 CAN

BRAD PAISLEY & TOBY KEITH SET TO HEADLINE INAUGURAL TREE TOWN MUSIC FESTIVAL IN FOREST CITY, IOWA

Source: Webster PR Memorial Day festival festivities and additional artists to be announced February 21st

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FOREST CITY, IOWA (February 14, 2014) – Grab your “Red Solo Cup” and get ready to “Beat This Summer” with country superstars Toby Keith and Brad Paisley at the inaugural Tree Town Music Festival in Forest City, Iowa, May 24-25, 2014. And that’s just the beginning—even more artists will be announced on Friday, February 21st, so stay tuned!

In addition to the star-studded line-up, Tree Town Music Festival will feature “Little Nashville,” a stage bringing the excitement of Nashville’s world-famous Broadway to Iowa (opens to campers and ticket-holders on Friday, May 23 from 6pm to 2am as well as during the festival), beer tents, a variety of food vendors, rock climbing, bounce houses and much more for the entire weekend.

Set against the picturesque backdrop of Heritage Park, Tree Town Music Festival is bringing Nashville to Iowa for the first time Memorial Day weekend. Party with non-stop music from two stages and other on-site entertainment during the day and spend the night under stars.

If you’re looking for the full-festival experience, the campgrounds boast over 1800 campsites on more than 200 acres. The fun continues in the campgrounds, with flip cup competitions, golf cart taxis, food and drink vendors and more.

Two-day general admission passes (May 24-25) are available for the early-bird price of $120 until March 14th. Weekend campsites are available starting at $100. For more info on tickets, camping or for any of your Tree Town Music Festival needs, please visit: treetownfestival.com or call 877-569-7767.

VIP tickets are also available for those looking for the premium Tree Town Music Festival experience. VIP ticket holders will be given prime seating, with the best view of the main stage, the closest parking to the festival entrance, access to mouth-watering catered food from 1:30pm to 8pm on May 24-25 and discounted drinks at a private bar.

Social Media:
Facebook: facebook.com/treetownfest
Twitter: twitter.com/treetownfest

THE ROYS Named Top Bluegrass Artist at 10th Annual International Acoustic Music Awards

Source: Webster PR

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 17, 2014) – THE ROYS, award-winning brother/sister duo, were named Top Bluegrass Artist at the 10th Annual International Acoustic Music Awards (IAMA) on Wednesday. The IAMA promotes excellence in acoustic music performance and artistry, acoustic artists in various genres.

“Another Minute,” a song penned by Lee Roy in fond remembrance of his grandfather and released on THE ROYS’ recent hit-album Gypsy Runaway Train, competed against thousands of entries from all over the world, including (but not limited to) Australia, Canada, Japan, Brazil, Germany, USA, and South Africa. Winners were chosen by a Blue Ribbon Judging Committee comprised of music industry professionals including A&R managers from record labels, publishers and producers and judged equally on music performance, production, originality, lyrics, melody and composition.

“What an honor it is to be recognized internationally for this song!” says an elated Lee Roy. “My grandfather was such an incredible person, and the time I had with him was so precious!  Looking back, I realized how much he helped to shape my life and I set out to write a song about it. Fans just immediately connected with it, so we included it on our latest album. It’s really cool to win this award but even better that my grandfather helped me to win it!”

“When Lee brought me this song, it brought tears to my eyes,” says Elaine Roy. “Pepere [French for grandfather] would be humbled by it all, but so proud that his grandson was able to write something that would resonate with fans all over the world.  We couldn’t be more thrilled!”

IAMA is sponsored by SiriusXM Radio, D’Addario Strings, Acoustic Café Radio Show,  SongU.com, New Music Weekly, Broadjam,  Sonicbids.com , Loggins Promotion, Airplay Access, NoisyPlanet.net,  and Kari Estrin Management & Consulting.

The Roys On Tour:
Feb 19-23 Folk Alliance International Conference — Kansas City, MO
Mar 13      WSM Station Inn Sessions — Nashville, TN
Mar 20 5   Star Theatre — Hot Springs, AR
Mar 21-22 Lions Club Concert Series/Kenneth E. Cowan Civic Center — Lebanon, MO
Mar 25      Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center — Borrego Springs, CA
Mar 28      Ocotillo Performing Arts Center — Artesia, NM
Apr 3-4      Florida State Bluegrass Festival — Perry, FL
Apr 6         Historic Washington City Schools Auditorium — Washington Court House, OH
Apr 25       The Norris Community Center — Naples, FL
May 3        Song of the Mountains Festival — Louisburg, NC
May 26      Victory Weekend — Harrisonburg, VA
May 31      Nepa Bluegrass Festival — Tunkhannock, PA
– Jun 1
Jun 5-8      CMA Music Fest–Nashville, TN
Jun 13       Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival — Morgantown, IN
Jun 15       Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center — Stowe, VT
Jun 18       Blistered Fingers Bluegrass Festival — Waterville, ME
Jun 21       Rockahock Bluegrass Festival/Rockahock Campgrounds — Lanexa, VA
Jun 28       Lewis Clark Bluegrass Festival — Lewiston, ID
Jul 24-27   Country Thunder — Twin Lakes, WI
Aug 7-8     Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Festival — Richmond, MN
Aug 20      Bluegrass in the Park — Staunton, VA
Aug 22-23 Rogersville Bluegrass Festival — Rogersville, Canada
Aug 28-29 New Richmond Bluegrass Festival — New Richmond, Canada
Sep 20      Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival — Morehead, KY
Sep 21      31st Annual Lyons Fiddle Festival — Bowers, PA
Sep 27      Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival — Manteo, NC
Oct 1-4      IBMA Convention — Raleigh, NC
Oct 10       Bob Evans Farm Festival — Rio Grande, OH
Oct 19       Orange Park Fall Festival — Orange Park, FL

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SAM MOORE PERFORMS AS PART OF “A CELEBRATION OF BLUES & SOUL: THE 1989 INAUGURAL CONCERT” PREMIERING MARCH 2014 on PBS

Source: Webster PR

SAM MOORE PERFORMS AS PART OF “A CELEBRATION OF BLUES & SOUL: THE 1989 INAUGURAL CONCERT”
PREMIERING MARCH 2014 on PBS

World Television Premiere of Dazzling 1989 Concert Featuring Sam Moore, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bo Diddley, Ronnie Wood, Billy Preston,
Percy Sledge, Delbert McClinton, Dr. John and more

Sam Moore set to perform on Imus in the Morning and Huckabee in early April

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 17, 2014) – This March, PBS viewers will be treated to the world television premiere of a never-before-seen historic concert featuring Sam Moore and some of the biggest names in blues, soul and rock history performing their greatest hits. Recorded during a live Presidential Inaugural Concert Event in 1989 for President George H.W. Bush, the video and audiotapes of this concert were presumed lost for nearly 20 years after the untimely death of Lee Atwater, the concert organizer and host.

A CELEBRATION OF BLUES & SOUL: THE 1989 INAUGURAL CONCERT is part of special programming premiering on PBS stations beginning March 1, 2014.

A CELEBRATION OF BLUES & SOUL
   features Sam Moore’s performance of “Soul Man,” Dr. John’s performance of “Right Place, Wrong Time,” Bo Diddley’s performance of “Hey! Bo Diddley,” with Ronnie Wood from the Rolling Stones, “Hoochie Coochie Man,” performed by Willie Dixon with Albert Collins, fellow Blues Hall of Fame guitarist Joe Louis Walker and Delbert McClinton, and McClinton’s own performance of “Just A Little Bit,” with both Albert Collins and a stunning duet by 5th Beatle Billy Preston and Carla Thomas performing the Sam & Dave classic “When Something Is Wrong With My Baby”.

“PBS viewers are in for a once-in-a-lifetime musical treat,” said Joyce Moore, one of the principal producers of the 1989 concert. “This broadcast of the concert originally called ‘A Celebration for Young Americans’ is especially significant because it contains truly magnificent performances from brilliant American icons we have since lost — Billy Preston, Willie Dixon, Albert Collins, Bo Diddley, Duck Dunn, Lafayette Leake and Stevie Ray Vaughan. It was an honor and the thrill of a lifetime to have been part of and associated with this inaugural event when it occurred in 1989.”

In addition, the special features nearly 20 minutes of dazzling historic Stevie Ray Vaughan performances including “Superstition,” “Love Struck Baby” (with guest artist Jimmie Vaughan), and “Frosty,” with guest artists Jimmie Vaughan and Blues Hall of Fame legend Albert Collins and Rolling Stone Ronnie Woods.

Finally, A CELEBRATION OF BLUES & SOUL has the elements of being a very special tribute to the legendary artists who recorded for Memphis’ Stax Records. Including Eddie Floyd’s performance of “Knock on Wood,” Moore’s “Soul Man”, the and a stirring Carla Thomas and Billy Preston rendition of “When Something Is Wrong With My Baby.” These performances also include Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Steve Cropper and bassist Donald “Duck” Dunn from the Stax Records legendary group Booker T and the MG’s, who played on the original studio recordings for these songs, and fellow Stax guitarist Michael Toles of the Bar-Kays. The companion pledge drive dvd also features Stax label mate William Bell performing the Albert King classic, Booker T penned “Born Under A Bad Sign”.

The original video for A CELEBRATION OF BLUES & SOUL was professionally recorded with seven cameras, along with a separate 24-track audio recording. When these original recordings were relocated six years ago, the original video was restored, re-mastered, color-corrected, and converted to HD, and the audio was remixed to a 6-channel, 5.1 format by the legendary audio engineer Ed Greene, who has won more than 20 Emmy® Awards for sound mixing and engineering, for programs such as American Idol, and numerous productions of the Grammy Awards® and the Academy Awards®

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