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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.

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Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert and Brantley Gilbert set to headline Country Thunder Wisconsin in 2014!

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CountryThunder_logo_lrgTWIN LAKES, Wisc. (December 2, 2013) – Country Thunder is preparing for a massive musical onslaught from July 24-27, 2014. Country music fans will two-step the night away with Jason Aldean, reigning ACM “Male Vocalist of the Year.” Aldean brings the power to the party wherever he performs. Alongside powerhouse Aldean is four time and current ACM and CMA female vocalist of the year Miranda Lambert. With her massive catalogue of hits, her high-energy show and her fiery personality, fans will come to see the real face of new country music.But that’s not all. 2013 ACM Top New Male Artist Brantley Gilbert is also coming to this party. The outlaw country boy who’s also a bit of a heart-throb, is the real deal, delivering the hits that he’s written for others, and a set of tunes that will raise the temperature through the roof in Twin Lakes in July!

Joining these three powerhouses, are some names everyone will know. The festival site will become a massive sing-a-long when the likes of Gary AllanSawyer BrownCraig MorganMark ChesnuttJoe Diffie, and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band hit the stage. “Fishin’ in the Dark” is the unofficial Wisconsin state song… right?Joining these legendary acts are some of the hottest artists up and coming in country music. Enter Colt FordCharlie WorshamWill Hoge, and Chad Brownlee with a few acts still to be announced and you’ve got the makings of an epic weekend of country music.

“We feel it’s important to get the right mix of talent every year,” said Troy Vollhoffer, executive producer. “We think we’ve gotten it right yet again. Our headliners are incredibly strong and we’ve backed them up with a good mix of hot, young talent, and classic artists who appeal to our entire demographic. We know that our fans are going to have a blast this summer!”

Four day passes are still available for only $130, but that price won’t last! Get your tickets today before they go up at midnight tonight to $160. A Country Thunder ticket is the easiest gift anyone can give and it’s an amazing value. Visit www.countrythunder.com or call 866-802-6418 to purchase tickets or for more festival information. Also receive CT updates directly to your mobile phone by texting WISCONSIN to 74455. Like us on Facebook at: facebook.com/countrythunderusa and follow us on Twitter at: twitter.com/countrythunder.

Every year without fail, Country Thunder Wisconsin fans come out in droves to Twin Lakes, Wis., for the premier country music and lifestyles event. In addition to award-winning music featuring the hottest acts from yesterday and today, patrons enjoy tasty food and beverages, incredible shopping, thrill rides, camping and much more. Electronic Thunder, featuring DJs spinning country, red dirt and rock and giving it an EDM/club twist, offers late-night entertainment to festival-goers.

Country Thunder is thrilled to be working with WXXQ in Rockford, IL, WMIL in Milwaukee, WI, WMAD in Madison, WI and WJVL in Janesville, WI again in 2014. Listen to our exclusive radio partners for chances to win prizes you won’t find anywhere else!

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Country Thunder Arizona Brings Out the Heavy Artillery in 2014!

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CountryThunder_logo_lrgFLORENCE, Ariz. (November 30, 2013) – Country Thunder is preparing for a massive musical onslaught in the desert from April 10-13, 2014. Country music fans will two-step the night away with Jason Aldean, reigning ACM “Male Vocalist of the Year.” Aldean brings the power to the party wherever he performs. Alongside powerhouse Aldean is the firecracker artist herself, Miranda Lambert. With her massive catalogue of hits, her high-energy show and her fiery personality, fans will come to see the real face of new country music.

Also headlining, The Band Perry, the family trio that embraces that old trusted adage of any good music – the hook. And they have a lot of great hooks. Add to that Kimberly Perry’s lusty, belting voice, and fans will be lost in the maelstrom of music that is The Band Perry.

Joining these three powerhouses, are some names everyone will know. The festival site will become a massive sing-a-long when the likes of Sawyer BrownCraig MorganMark ChesnuttJoe Diffie, and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band hit the stage. Joining these legendary acts are some of the hottest artists up and coming in country music. Enter Charlie WorshamWill Hoge, and Chad Brownlee, with a few acts still to be announced and you’ve got the makings of an epic weekend of country music.

“We feel it’s important to get the right mix of talent every year,” said Troy Vollhoffer, executive producer. “We think we’ve gotten it right yet again. Our headliners are incredibly strong and we’ve backed them up with a good mix of hot, young talent, and classic artists who appeal to our entire demographic. We know that our fans are going to have a blast this spring!”

Four day passes are still available for only $99, but that price won’t last! Get your tickets today before they go up at midnight tonight to $130. A Country Thunder ticket is the easiest gift anyone can give and it’s an amazing value. Visit www.countrythunder.com or call 866-802-6418 to purchase tickets or for more festival information. Also receive CT updates directly to your mobile phone by texting ARIZONA to 74455. Like us on Facebook at: facebook.com/countrythunderusa and follow us on Twitter at: twitter.com/countrythunder.

Set against the backdrop of the Arizona desert, Country Thunder offers its patrons much more than your typical music festival. With thousands descending on Florence, Arizona every year for the full-fan experience, the limitless activities include camping, thrill rides, amazing food, specialty item vendors, and much more. Electric Thunder, the latest addition to the Country Thunder experience is where the party keeps going all night long.  DJs are spinning country, red dirt, and rock while giving a EDM/club twist.

Country Thunder radio partners include KMLE in Phoenix and KIIM in Tucson.  Listen to our exclusive radio partners for giveaways and prizes you won’t find anywhere else!

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BIG KENNY OF BIG & RICH HEADS TO NEW YORK CITY IN SUPPORT OF CMA AWARDS

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BIG KENNY OF BIG & RICH HEADS TO NEW YORK CITY IN SUPPORT OF CMA AWARDSAppearances set for Fox & Friends, Access Hollywood, Bloomberg TV, ABC News Now, The Better Show, among others

 

07_16_13_BK_ES_Promo_861Nashville, Tenn. (October 31, 2013) – Big Kenny, one-half of multi-platinum country duo Big & Rich, is headed to New York City in support of “The 47th Annual CMA Awards,” airing Wednesday, November 6 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.  Big & Rich are nominees in the Vocal Duo of the Year category.
“I’m so excited to be going up to New York City … I love that city and everybody in it,” said CMA Awards nominee Big Kenny. “We are honored and happy to be nominated for the CMA Awards again this year – we have some exciting new music coming out and can’t wait for everybody to hear it! So tune in Wednesdaynight on ABC — you’ll be glad you did! Now go out and love everybody!”You can catch Big Kenny when he appears on ABC NewsNow (11/4), Access Hollywood (11/4), Bloomberg TV (11/4), SiriusXM (11/4), Fox & Friends (11/5) and The Better Show (11/12).

Hosted for the sixth consecutive year by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, “The 47th Annual CMA Awards” will air live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

Tickets for “The 47th Annual CMA Awards” are officially sold-out, marking the fifth year in a row the ceremony has sold out in advance.

The CMA Awards nominees and winners are determined by more than 7,000 industry professional members of CMA, which was formed in 1958 as the first trade organization to promote an individual genre of music. The first “CMA Awards Banquet and Show” was held in 1967. The following year, the CMA Awards was broadcast for the first time – making it the longest-running, annual music awards program on network television. The CMA Awards moved to ABC in 2006, where it will remain through 2021.

“The 47th Annual CMA Awards” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer, Paul Miller is the Director, and David Wild is the writer. The special will be shot in high definition and broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound.

For more information, visit CMAawards.com, or follow the conversation on Twitter with #CMAawards.

Jay Jolley Makes Music City Debut At Mercy Lounge On Tuesday, November 12

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Jay Jolley Makes Music City Debut At Mercy Lounge On Tuesday, November 12

Vocalist Brings Country Soul Sound & Full Band To The Billy Block Show

 “This is one of the most powerful songs I have heard in a long time.  Jay’s vocals carry the strong message with class and emotion that tears at the very core of your being.” – Pam Stadel, Digital Rodeo

590Nashville, TN (October 21, 2013) – – Country up-and-comer Jay Jolley makes his Music City debut on Tuesday, November 12 at 7:30 p.m. with a five-song, full-band set on The Billy Block Show at Mercy Lounge’s High Watt Room (One Cannery Row).  The Show streams live online and is archived via USTREAM servers at www.billyblock.com.  For more information, call (615) 251-3020.

Jolley is creating a stir with his current single, the high-impact Charlie Daniels/Doug Johnson/Kim Williams composition, “God Save Us All From Religion.”  The track is moving up the national charts and the video, which premiered globally last month, is in rotation on ZUUS Country, Heartland (formerly TNN), CMT.com, CMT Mobile, GACTV.com and Zuus.com.  The mood-infused clip, produced by Sean Babas (Monster Energy Drink, Chevrolet’s Camaro, Dallas Lovato, Big Sean), is also streaming on-demand on Clear Channel, Buzz Net and Yallwire/Blastro/Roxwell.  Fans can watch it online by clicking HERE.

A pianist with a soulful touch and a singer with incredible range and passion, Jolley is a new name to local club-goers.  However, he’s honed his stage chops and made a name for himself playing State Fairs and Festivals across the Midwest, and overseas at the National Rodeo Association (Mexico), Piccadilly Circus (UK) and on the beach in Masalia (France).  Jay has opened shows (with his own band, as lead singer forThe Notorious Johnnys or as frontman and keyboardist for the band2XL) for top-tier acts The Black Crowes, Sass Jordan, Rick Springfield, Burton Cummings, John Alec Entwistle and UFO.

Jay knows that Nashville’s “rooms” are tougher than most, so he’s bringing along his own band of “name” entertainers and pickers.  Most of the audience should recognize: Ron Pirrone / Electric Guitar(songwriter who has opened for Rick Springfield, Burton Cummings) and Roy Caldwell / Acoustic Guitar (singer/songwriter who has opened for Mick Fleetwood, BTO The Cult, Shooting Star, Kim Mitchell).  Hot players include: John Howard / Bass Guitar (Faith Hill, Randy Owen, Randy Travis, Phil Vassar, Lee Greenwood, Dolly Parton, Tim McGraw) and Chuck Tilley / Drums (Dolly Parton, Lee Greenwood, Engelbert Humperdinck, Jewel, Al Jarreau, Delbert McClinton).

Get social with Jay at www.jjolley.comFacebookTwitterYouTube andMyspace.

ABOUT JAY

A native of Michigan, Jolley is currently based in Rochester.  The singer/songwriter enjoyed chart success with his last single, the still radio-active “It’s a Friday Thing (A Little More Country).”  Jay finds joy in fishing, “fixing things,” flip-flops, ice hockey, NASCAR and spending time around the fire pit with his family.  A giving heart, he supports Michigan-based charities Grace Centers of Hope and Operation Injured Soldiers in honor of his late father who served in the U.S. Coast Guard.

DOLLY PARTON ANNOUNCES THE EUROPEAN DATES FOR 2014 ‘BLUE SMOKE WORLD TOUR’

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DOLLY PARTON ANNOUNCES THE EUROPEAN DATES FOR 2014 ‘BLUE SMOKE WORLD TOUR’

 

DollyParton_2014_publicity_lrgNashville, Tenn. (October 22, 2013) – Iconic singer, songwriter, musician, actress and philanthropist DOLLY PARTON announces the ‘Blue Smoke World Tour’ will travel across the pond in 2014 for June and July concerts in Europe hitting England, Ireland, Scotland, Denmark, Germany, Norway, as well as a return to the O2 Arena in London, the venue where Dolly recorded and filmed ‘An Evening With…Dolly’ (Dolly Records), her widely praised DVD/CD set that was certified GOLD by the RIAA.

Dolly’s latest studio album of all new material ‘Blue Smoke’ will be released worldwide on Dolly Records with a release date to be announced soon.

“Every time I come to Europe I’m just as excited as I was my very first time, which was many, many years ago.  I love that part of the world and I especially love the fans,” adds Parton.  “We always have such a good time and I’ve put together a lot of things for this show that I think the fans will love.  We had not planned to come back so soon, but we got so much fan mail and such a great reaction that I thought ‘Well, why not.  If they’re having a good time and we always do, let’s just do it’.”

In 2011, Dolly continued to receive accolades for what was her most successful European and Australian tour of her 45-plus year career—The Better Day World Tour! During the 2011 tour, Dolly performed for record-breaking attendances in both Europe and Australia, surpassing her previous attendance records. In 2008, Dolly performed 17 European shows to over 170,000 fans, surpassing her then-best 2007 European tour, where she played 21 shows for over 140,000 people.  Each of these treks grossed in the tens of millions of dollars and established Dolly as Europe’s favorite and most successful country artist.

Dolly fans, get ready for an opportunity like none other!  We are about to announce some very exciting news, and we think you’ll like what we have in store.  New VIP packages are coming out for this upcoming tour that include access to Dolly’s personal wardrobe and instruments, a backstage tour, and an opportunity to meet Dolly.  Keep your eyes peeled for these packages.  You won’t want to miss out! For the latest VIP Experience updates, please visitwww.dollypartonmusic.net.

Tour dates and venues are below, for ticket and on-sale information please check with your local market. www.livenation.co.uk www.ticketmaster.co.uk

UK & EUROPE Dates:
June 8th      England, Liverpool, Echo Arena
June 10th    Northern Ireland, Belfast, Odyssey Arena
June 11th    Ireland, Dublin, O2 Arena
June 12th    Ireland, Cork, Live At The Marquee
June 14th    England, Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
June 15th    Scotland, Aberdeen, GE Arena
June 17th    Scotland, Glasgow, Hydro Arena
June 20th    England, Leeds, First Direct Arena
June 21st    England, Manchester, Phones 4U Arena
June 22nd   England, Birmingham, LG Arena
June 24th    Wales, Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
June 27th    England, London, O2 Arena
July 2nd       England, Nottingham, Arena
July 5th        Germany, Cologne, Lanxess Arena
July 6th        Germany, Berlin, O2 World
July 8th        Denmark, Copenhagen, Forum
July 9th        Norway, Oslo, Spektrum

For all the latest tour, VIP Experience and ticketing information please visit
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ANDY GRIGGS’ LATEST PROJECT, NAKED, LANDS ON INITIAL GRAMMY BALLOT IN FOUR CATEGORIES

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ANDY GRIGGS’ LATEST PROJECT, NAKED, LANDS ON INITIAL GRAMMY BALLOT IN FOUR CATEGORIES

Album of the Year, Best Country Album, Song of the Year (“Me On His Mind”), and Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance

AndyGriggs_NAKED_cvr_lrgNashville, Tenn. (October 23, 2013) – Andy Griggs often says, “there is no defining a style of song. As long as there’s soul, it has a place in music.”  Griggs took these words to heart when he set out to record and produce his latest album, NAKED, which is all acoustic…one singer/songwriter, one guitar, one track.

“I am honored that my music is being recognized by the members of the Grammy’s (National Recording Academy), and my peers. It is a very humbling experience,” says Andy Griggs.

Country Weekly says “most listeners latch onto a song because of a melody, a voice or a lyric. So Andy Griggs did something really clever. He stripped away the high-tech production on his new album, Naked, and presents the things you love—a melody, a voice and an amazing stack of songs.”  Armed with just his guitar and accompanied by his earthy soul-filled vocals, Griggs penned original tunes for his new offering, as well as covered songs from artists that influenced him like Waylon’s “Old Timer” and Willie’s “Angel Flying Too Close To the Ground.” Country Weekly bestowed it with 4 stars, the highest rating Griggs has had on any album.

“Me On His Mind,” the song that has landed on the initial Grammy ballot for “Song of the Year” and for “Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance” has a very special meaning to Griggs.  “What can I say? How could I end an acoustic album without my brother? I can’t. I was 18yrs old and I walked into the living room late one night to him singin’ a song that he had just written. He said, ”Check this out!” and started over. Luckily, he had a little tape recorder on the coffee table and pushed record. Now my brother wrote some incredible songs in his short life, but this one goes above and beyond. He died three weeks later. It took a long time for me to listen to that cassette tape that now sits tightly in my gun safe. When I play that song, I close my eyes, choke back a tear and smile and think about him singin’ that song to his little brother, not knowing how much it would relate to me later in life.”

NAKED is available digitally on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/naked/id598987879

NAKED Track Listing
1.    Old Timer
2.    Understanding Hank
3.    Heart Hush
4.    You and Cocaine
5.    Superman
6.    I Wonder Do You Think of Me?
7.    De’m Boyz
8.    Thrown Away
9.    Long Time Coming
10.  Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground
11.  Between an Old Memory And Me
12.  Blue Train
13.  Me On His Mind

Griggs continued, “I’m addicted to pure and raw feelings that’s as still and quiet as the wind. Throwing your heart out whether it’s healthy or broken! Exposing a hurting soul! Bearing and giving it all with that ol’ piece of wood and 6 strings! It’s underwear on the couch, singing until daylight! It’s vulnerability to yourself! It’s vulnerability to your friends! It’s vulnerability to a crowd of strangers! In short, it’s all about bein’ NAKED!”

For more information about Andy Griggs, visit andygriggs.com

KENNY ROGERS’ NEW CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ALBUM YOU CAN’T MAKE OLD FRIENDS DEBUTS AT #9 ON THE BILLBOARD COUNTRY CHART

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KENNY ROGERS’ NEW CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ALBUM YOU CAN’T MAKE OLD FRIENDS DEBUTS AT #9 ON THE BILLBOARD COUNTRY CHARTWill Be Inducted Into The Country Music Hall Of Fame On October 27th

KennyRogers_cvr_lrgNASHVILLE, Tenn. – (October 16, 2013) – Legendary music icon Kenny Rogers has just landed his 22nd Top 10 Country album with the Billboard debut of You Can’t Make Old Friends at #9 via Warner Bros. Records.The album reunites the multiple Grammy Award-winner with long-time friend and collaborator, Dolly Parton, for a brand new duet on the title track, “You Can’t Make Old Friends,” and accompanying music video. The bold 11-track recording, highlighted by Rogers’ fresh takes on a diverse array of musical styles including country, soul, folk, rock and even zydeco, is receiving widespread critical acclaim.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel observes “his voice is still an instrument to be reckoned with” and the Associated Press calls You Can’t Make Old Friends “an album that blends the familiar with the challenging, seeking new hits and pursuing new ideas even as he enters the Country Music Hall of Fame this fall.”  In a glowing review, Country Weekly notes “you have to give Kenny a ton of credit for being willing to spread his wings in new directions—and even more for pulling it off.”

In celebration of the album release, Rogers did a blitz of media appearances that kicked off with an interview and performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on October 2nd. Rogers was also featured on Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family, Extra!, GAC’s Backstory, CBS This Morning, Fox & FriendsBloomberg TV,Kathie Lee & Hoda on The Today Show, and The Rachael Ray Show.

Rogers can be heard performing several new songs from the album live on SiriusXM’s Artist Confidential airing on Prime Country this weekend.  He can also be heard guest hosting the nationally syndicated radio program AfterMidnite all this week through Sunday, October 20th.

With a collaboration of producers, including Kyle Lehning, Warren Hartman, and Dann Huff, You Can’t Make Old Friends is Rogers’ first country album since the release of Water & Bridges in 2006. Rogers considers this release the most varied and complete album of his lifetime. “I can honestly say this may be the best album I’ve ever recorded,” said Rogers. “I’m thrilled with how it turned out. I wanted to really stretch my boundaries and do something a little different.  There are songs on this record that I would normally sing, and then there are songs I would normally never even listen to. In this business, you do albums to both grow artistically, and for the sheer love of music.  We chose what I think are the most diverse and best songs I’ve ever had access to.”

A trailblazing recording artist, vocalist, and entertainer, Rogers has sold more than 120 million records worldwide and recorded more than 65 albums during his illustrious 56 years in show business. Rogers has charted a record within each of the last seven decades and scored a hit single in the past six. He was the first country artist to consistently sell out arenas and quickly became a pop superstar as well – his 28 Billboard Adult Contemporary Top 10’s is fourth-best all time among men, trailing only Elton John, Neil Diamond, and Elvis Presley.  Rogers has recorded 12 No. 1 albums and 24 No. 1 hits – “The Gambler,” “Lady,” “Lucille,” “Coward Of The County,” and “Islands in the Stream” (with Dolly Parton) among them. His Greatest Hits album has sold over 24 million copies worldwide to date.  He is the RIAA’s 8th best-selling male artist of all time with one Diamond album, 19 Platinum albums and 31 Gold albums.

Rogers will be inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame later this month onSunday October 27th.