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Source: Webster PR Press Release

Nashville, Tenn. (August 26, 2013) – Multi-Platinum and seven-time GRAMMY winning icon Randy Travis is set to release his 21st studio album October 1ston Warner Bros. Records titled Influence Vol. 1: The Man I Am. Travis and his music has been a major influence to other country artists throughout his celebrated career thus far. In his new album, Influence Vol. 1: The Man I Am, Travis looks back at some of the songs and artists that were instrumental in crafting his musical career, including Merle Haggard, George Jones, Lefty Frizzell, among others. After releasing his 25th Anniversary Celebration album and going back through his repertoire of collaborations with artists including Zac Brown Band, Kenny Chesney, Don Henley, Alan Jackson, Jamey Johnson, Josh Turner, George Jones, Kris Kristofferson, Tim McGraw, Willie Nelson, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, Travis reflected on the icons and their music that have inspired him over the years.

“When I think of my musical heroes of yesteryear, or the younger stars of this year, I am reminded that it is true we learn from the ones ahead of us, and teach the ones that follow.  They are the reason I chose to make this album,” says Randy Travis.

Earlier this year, Travis released a duet with Joe Nichols paying tribute to his longtime friend, George Jones, titled “Tonight I’m Playin’ Possum,” which he debuted at the 2013 CMA Music Festival in June.

Songs on Influence Vol. 1: The Man I Am include:
1. Someday We’ll Look Back
Influence: Merle Haggard
Songwriter: Merle Haggard
Original Performer: Merle Haggard
Originally Released: 1971

2. Big Butter And Egg Man
Influence: Merle Haggard (1985)
Songwriter: Percy Venable
Original Performer: Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five
Originally Released: 1926

3. What Have You Got Planned Tonight Diana
Influence: Merle Haggard
Songwriter: Dave Kirby
Original Performer: Merle Haggard
Originally Released: 1976

4. Ever Changing Woman
Influence: Merle Haggard
Songwriters: David Kirby, Curly Putman
Original Performer: Merle Haggard
Originally Released: 1980

5. Pennies From Heaven
Influence: Merle Haggard (1986)
Songwriters: Arthur Johnston (music) Johnny Burke (lyrics)
Original Performer: Bing Crosby
Originally Released: 1936

6. Thanks A Lot
Influence: Ernest Tubb
Songwriters: Eddie Miller and Don Sessions
Original Performer: Ernest Tubb
Originally Released: 1964

7. Trouble In Mind
Influence: Merle Haggard (1996)
Songwriter: Richard M. Jones
Original Performer: Thelma La Vizzo
Originally Released: 1924

8. My Mary
Influence: Merle Haggard
Songwriters: Stuart Hamblen, Jimmie Davis
Original Performers: Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson
Originally Released: 1983

9. Saginaw, Michigan
Influence: Lefty Frizzell
Songwriters: Don Wayne
Original Performer: Lefty Frizzell
Year Released: 1964

10. Always On A Mountain (When I Fall)
Influence: Merle Haggard
Songwriter(s): D. Kerran & Chuck Howard
Original Performer: Merle Haggard
Year Released: 1978

11. (Because) You Asked Me To
Influence: Waylon Jennings
Songwriter(s): Billy Joe Shaver & Waylon Jennings
Original Performer: Waylon Jennings
Year Released: 1973

12. Why Baby Why
Influence: George Jones
Songwriters: Darrell Edwards & George Jones
Original Performer: George Jones
Year Released: 1955

13. Tonight I’m Playing Possum (Duet With Joe Nichols)
Songwriters: Keith Gattis
Original Performer: Randy Travis
Year Released: 2013

Warner Bros. Records has been home to Randy Travis for the majority of his recording career; and together they have accumulated lifetime sales of his music in excess of 20 million units to date. Travis is one of the biggest record sellers in music industry history, with 18 No. 1 singles, 29 Top 10 chartings, certification of the rare quintuple platinum album (Always and Forever,released in 1987), one triple platinum album (Storms of Life, released in 1986), two double platinum’s (Old 8×10, released in 1988, and No Holding Back, released in 1989), eight platinum albums, and 10 gold albums. In 2011, Travis released 25th Anniversary Celebration, marking his phenomenal silver milestone in the music industry, and included a star-studded cast of collaborators. Major industry career awards include seven GRAMMY Awards, five Country Music Association Awards (CMA), 10 Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM), 10 American Music Awards (AMA), two People’s Choice Awards, and eight Dove Awards from the Gospel Music Association. He is a three-time recipient of CMA Award’s “Song of the Year’’ honors (“On The Other Hand,” “Forever and Ever Amen,” and “Three Wooden Crosses”). Randy Travis has appearances in more than 40 feature film productions and major television projects to his credit. In 2004, he was honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In the midst of every major career award and accolade, he considers his honored induction as a member of the famed Grand Ole Opry, in Nashville, in 1986, as a shining highlight of his legendary accomplishments. Travis’ latest digital single release “Tonight I’m Playin’ Possum” was recorded as a tribute to the late George Jones, and included two versions; a Travis only version and a duet collaboration with Travis and Joe Nichols.

Darling Parade Set To Perform at MTV’s O Music Awards on June 19th

Source Webster PR

Darling Parade Set To Perform at MTV’s O Music Awards on June 19th

Hot New Band NOMINATED In “Make a Band Famous” Category

DarlingParade_PromoPic1Nashville, Tenn. (May 31, 2013) – Nearly one million votes were cast and the results are in—Darling Parade scores a nomination in the “Make a Band Famous” category at MTV’s O Music Awards. All five nominees, chosen by fan vote, will perform at the MTV O Music Awards airing on June 19 at 7 p.m. ET as part of “Live Music Day,” a 24-hour, live-streamed party featuring performances from around the country.

The OMAs, which honor innovators in music, culture and technology, will feature more than 50 bands performing, with Roots drummer ?uestlove serving as host and the party’s heartbeat during an all-day drum-a-thon.

During the live show, the band who scores the most votes will get a once-in-a-lifetime shot to play VMA weekend in August, as well as the distinction of becoming MTV’s Artist to WatchVH1’s You Oughta Know or CMT’s Listen Up highlighted band.

To cast your vote for Darling Parade and to see the full list of nominees, head over to:

“We are so thankful to have the opportunity to perform in NYC and compete in the O Music Awards “Make A Band Famous” category,” said Kristin Kearns. “It’s such a great chance for bands like us to have a real shot at making it. I’m hoping we win, but just being a part of the competition has been a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”

Watch the thank-you video from Darling Parade:

About Darling Parade:
Darling Parade’s music has been featured extensively on ABC Family’s “The Lying Game,” The CW’s “Flygirls,” Syfy’s “Stargate Universe,” andShowtime’s “Shameless.” They’ve shared the stage with Cassadee Pope,ChevelleRed Jumpsuit ApparatusStephen JerzakPlumbThe Ataris and more. Their music has been reviewed and featured by AOLMSN, Billboard,PollstarLast.FMMetrolyrics.comRDIO, Spotify and more. The band is the reigning 2012-2013 Channel One “Artist Of The Year” and their music is currently being played on AOL Radio,, Slacker Radio and more. Darling Parade was chosen to star in Supercuts’ national “Rock the Cut” campaign that will begin airing in summer 2013.

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Just a Note about Creatively Musical

There is about About section of this site, but I would like to share my vision of this site with you all.

I am just getting this started and it’s a hobby at the moment. A hobby I hope to make into something bigger someday.

I love music, I love to create and that’s where Creatively Musical came from. I can consider myself a former musician, I did play the violin throughout grade school, junior and senior high school. Admittedly I haven’t hardly played since. I was a few credits short of a music minor in college.

I love music. Passionately love music. A wide variety of music. I had a music teacher once ask the class what kinds of music do you like and I answered all kinds. She quickly corrected me and said that I haven’t heard all of the music in the world, so I couldn’t have listened to or liked all kinds of music. That’s the truth, but as I get older I am on a mission to discover and listen to as much new music as I can for the rest of my life.

My love of music has gotten me where I am today and taken me places I’d never thought I would be. I have made friends and acquaintances with musicians and other like minded music lovers. It’s only made me more passionate about listening to the music I love and discovering music I have just to hear.

On that note, I am on a couple of mailing lists for music press releases and follow a lot of music media sites. I try and post those press releases and interesting articles here on and share them with those who stumble across my site. My job keeps me pretty busy, so I miss a few here and there, but I try to post as many as I can, especially about the artists and music I like, but in general I’ll post almost anything music related.

I don’t write articles yet, I simply post the press releases or links thereto. I do love to write, but time runs out quickly in my days and it’s all I can do right now. I have written reviews of a few CDs and someday hope to do more. But again, I get busy and just don’t always have the time to meet deadlines.

I would like the chance for artists that are similar to ones I have mentioned or maybe I haven’t heard at all to be shared on To do that, just send me a link or a press release and I’ll try to post it. Since this is just getting started, I won’t promised a million readers, but a link exchange or just me posting a press release may help an artist get noticed by someone else.

My email is on my Contact page. I cant promise anything but that I will try and help you spread your information. I love music, I’ve learned a lot about music over the last fifteen years and I know that sharing information, music and links is the basics of being successful.

Just another note – I won’t post anything that I don’t feel comfortable posting. I won’t accept unsolicited materials to pass along to my full-time job. This site is all about me and me only. Yes, I work for Bret Michaels, but Creatively Musical is about me, it is me. It’s what I do in my personal time, as limited as that can be when we get busy. I do just want to help share music with the world.