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MIDNIGHT RED SET FOR THE TODAY SHOW ON MARCH 10TH

Source: Webster PR

NEW YORK, NY (March 3, 2014) – America’s Boy Band, MIDNIGHT RΞD, will be bringing the redheads back to The Today Show on March 10th just as they wrap up their tour dates with Austin Mahone.  Anthony, Thomas, Colton, Eric and Joey will be reuniting with their honorary redheads, Kathie Lee and Hoda, for a performance during the fourth hour.

“Being invited back on the Today Show is something we are really excited about. This time we get to show Kathie Lee and Hoda our sick dance moves,” says Eric Secharia.

The boy band made their last appearance in October being introduced as Elvis Duran’s Artist of the Month and performed an acoustic version of their hit single, “Take Me Home.” Their fans traveled from all over the U.S. to witness the performance in Time Square by greeting them with wigs, signs and even staying over the night to have the best seat in the house. Kathie Lee and Hoda were crowned with two personal red wigs to match the MNR fans who are dubbed as the Redheads.  After the show, the fans traded their red wigs for red sauce as they were treated with a pizza party and a free performance byMidnight Red to show their appreciation.

Midnight Red will be back on tour starting April 8 with The Wanted.

About MIDNIGHT RΞD:
United by their intensely pure talent and passion for music of all kinds, MidnightRed’s members hail from all over the U.S.  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 EP 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).

CATCH MIDNIGHT RΞD IN A TOWN NEAR YOU:
MTV / Austin Mahone Tour
3/04 – Silver Springs, MD – Fillmore
3/05 – NYC – Hammerstein Ballroom
3/06 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
3/07 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
3/09 – Pittsburg, PA – Stage AE

The Wanted Tour
4/08 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
4/09 – Washington, DC – The Fillmore
4/11 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
4/12 – Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theatre
4/14 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
4/15 – Montreal, QU – Metropolis
4/17 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
4/18 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
4/19 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
4/21 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
4/23 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
4/25 – Vancouver – Orpheum Theatre
4/26 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
4/28 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
4/29 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
5/01 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
5/02 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica
5/04 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
5/05 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
5/07 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
5/09 – Miami, FL – The Fillmore
5/11 – Tampa, FL – Jannus Landing
5/14 – Columbus, OH – LC Pavil
5/15 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room
5/16 – Kansas City – The Uptown Theatre

Watch MIDNIGHT RED’s latest video, “Hell Yeah” on VEVO or YouTube

Megadeth Launches 2014 World Tour in April

Source: Webster PR

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine to Appear as Featured Soloist
with San Diego Symphony on April 12th, 2014
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SAN DIEGO, CA. (March 5, 2014) – Multi-platinum selling thrash metal band Megadeth is set to embark on a world tour in over 25 countries across four continents starting in April.  The tour follows a first-ever performance at Copley Symphony Hall on April 12, where Dave Mustaine will collaborate with the San Diego Symphony, demonstrating his classically-influenced technique as a featured soloist in “Symphony Interrupted.”

Beginning at 8:00 PM, Mustaine and the Symphony will perform renditions of the “Summer” and “Winter” movements from Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons”, and Bach’s “Air” (on the G string), in a completely original way.  Richard Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries” and Antonin Dvorak’s “New World Symphony” will also be performed by the symphony during the concert.  For more information, visitSanDiegoSymphony.org.

When asked about “Symphony Interrupted,” Mustaine said “I love the challenge.  I really admire this genre of music because of the level of skill required and there are great dark undertones in these incredible pieces.  The marriage of two such distinctly different genres is one thing, but cross-pollinating different societies is a whole new level of badass!  I’m used to them being before me, but it’s a bit unnerving to know so many talented eyes will be on my back.  It’s a bit intimidating, and to be given the opportunity to interpret these melodies – to meld what I am best at with what they incredibly present, it is a great honor.”

Tour Dates
4/12 San Diego, CA – Copley Symphony Hall
4/17 Las Vegas, NV – Pearl Concert Theater
4/19 Tuscon, AZ – Pima County Fair
4/22 Quito, Ecuador – Agros Casa de Cultura
4/24 Montevideo, Uruguay – Teatro de Verano
4/26 Santiago, Chile – Movistar Arena
4/29 Córdoba, Argentina – Plaza de la Música
5/01 Buenos Aires, Argentina – Estadio Cubierto Malvinas
5/04 Sao Paulo, Brazil – Espaco Das Americas
5/06 Bogota, Colombia – Royal Center
6/06 Solvesborg, Sweden – Sweden Rock Festival
6/10 Paris, France – Le Palais Des Sports
6/11 Utrecht, Netherlands – TivoliVredenburg
6/13 Copenhagen, Denmark – Copenhell Festival
6/15 Nickelsdorf, Austria – Nova Rock
6/16 Budapest, Hungary – Aerodrome Festival
6/17 Prague, Czech Republic – Aerodrome Festival
6/22 Clisson, France – Hellfest
6/23 Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Rockhal
6/26 Rome, Italy – Rock In Roma @ Ippodromo Capannelle
6/27 Milan, Italy – City Sound @ Ippodromo Del Galoppo
6/28 Winterthur, Switzerland  – Eishalle Deutweg
7/24 Tolmin, Slovenia – Metaldays Festival
7/26 Oulu, Finland – Qstock
8/01 Rejmyre, Sweden – Skogsrojet Festival
8/02 Wacken, Germany – Wacken Open Air Festival
8/04 Istanbul, Turkey – Rock Off Festival
8/09 Leeuwarden, Netherlands – Into The Grave
8/10 Derbyshire, England – Catton Park

For the latest Megadeth tour info, visit 
http://www.megadeth.com/tour

About Megadeth:
Formed over 30 years ago, heavy-metal band Megadeth features Dave Mustaine (vocals, guitars), Chris Broderick (guitars, background vocals), David Ellefson (bass, background vocals) and Shawn Drover (drums, percussion, background vocals).  This past year they released their latest album, Super Collider, which debuted at no. 6 on the Billboard 200.  Megadeth has sold over 38 million albums worldwide, were nominated for 11 GRAMMY’s and earned five consecutive platinum albums.  Together, Megadeth has helped pioneer the thrash metal genre and have been one of the most influential bands of the last three decades.

DOLLY PARTON ANNOUNCES NEW ZEALAND CONCERT TO ‘BLUE SMOKE WORLD TOUR’

Source: Webster PR

Nashville, Tenn. (October 30, 2013) – Iconic singer, songwriter, musician, actress and philanthropist DOLLY PARTON announces a New Zealand concert date as part of the Australasian ‘Blue Smoke World Tour’ starting in February 2014 at Auckland’s Vector Arena.

Dolly Parton returns to New Zealand next year for the first time in over three decades performing at Auckland’s Vector Arena on Friday, February 7 2014. 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.

“New Zealand, here I come again.  We have a lot of new and exciting things for the show and I can’t wait to share it with you.  I love my fans in that part of the world.  You’ve been so very good to me for so many years and I know that we’re gonna have a wonderful time.  It’s a long way from home in your part of the world, but I know I’ll feel like I’m right at home.  So New Zealand, I’m coming home.  Wait up!”

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 favourite and most successful country artist.

Dolly fans get ready for an opportunity like none other!  Dolly Parton is about to announce some very exciting news, and she thinks you’ll like what she has 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.

Tickets go on sale at 9am Friday November 11

My Live Nation members can be among the first to access tickets during the exclusive pre-sale commencing 2pm Wednesday November 6.  Sign up at www.livenation.co.nz

www.dollypartonmusic.net

NEW ZEALAND TOUR DATE:

AUCKLAND –  VECTOR ARENA –  FRIDAY  FEBRUARY 7, 2014

For all the latest tour, VIP Experience and ticketing information please visithttp://www.dollypartonmusic.net

Facebook: Facebook.com/DollyParton
Twitter: Twitter.com/DollyParton
Hashtag: #BlueSmokeWorldTour
Tumblr: OfficialDollyParton.tumblr.com
Google+: Plus.Google.com/+DollyParton

TICKETS ON SALE 9AM MONDAY NOVEMBER 11

My Live Nation pre-sale: 2pm November 6 until 5pm November 7
Ticketmaster pre-sale: 2pm November 8 until 5pm November 10

For complete tour and ticket information, visit: www.livenation.co.nz

About Live Nation Entertainment:
Live Nation Entertainment is the world’s leading live entertainment and eCommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network.Ticketmaster.com is the global event ticketing leader and one of the world’s top five eCommerce sites, with over 26 million monthly unique visitors.  Live Nation Concerts produces over 20,000 shows annually for more than 2,000 artists globally.  Front Line is the world’s top artist management company, representing over 250 artists.  These businesses power Live Nation Network, the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions, enabling over 800 advertisers to tap into the 200 million consumers Live Nation delivers annually through its live event and digital platforms. For additional information, visitwww.livenation.com/investors.

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

Source: Webster PR
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
http://www.dollypartonmusic.net

Facebook: Facebook.com/DollyParton
Twitter: Twitter.com/DollyParton
Hashtag: #BlueSmokeWorldTour
Tumblr: OfficialDollyParton.tumblr.com
Google+: Plus.Google.com/+DollyParton

Megadeth Announces Super Collider Tour — Cross-Country Trek Kicks Off in St. Paul, Minnesota on Nov. 23

Source: Webster PR

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Highly-Anticipated ‘Countdown To Extinction: Live’ Available Sept. 24

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Los Angeles, Ca. (September 24, 2013) – Following the success of GIGANTOUR 2013 and sold-out shows with Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath, Megadeth confirms the long-awaited Super Collider Tour. The cross-country tour kicks off in St. Paul, Minn., on Nov. 23 and make stops in Detroit, Boston and Charlotte, along with other markets. Megadeth’s Cyber Army fan club exclusive tickets presale and VIP packages presale begins Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 10 am and ends Thursday, Sept. 26 at 10 pm local time.  Pre-sale details will be provided to club members at cyberarmy.megadeth.com. Megadeth has partnered with On The List Presents to offer a variety of VIP packages, including meet & greets and exclusive Megadeth guitar packages. For more info, please visit: www.megadeth.com.

CountdownLiveCvr_med (1)Last November and December, Megadeth blazed hot on the band’s “Countdown To Extinction 20th Anniversary Tour,” ripping through their entire double platinum 1992 album from start to finish before performing other classics from their recorded catalog.  On September 24 (September 23 outside of North America), Tradecraft/UMe will release Countdown To Extinction: Live, a definitive document of the acclaimed, sold-out tour.  Recorded and filmed at Los Angeles’ Fox Theatre last December, Countdown To Extinction: Live will be available in several video and audio configurations, including deluxe Blu-ray/CD, DVD, CD, Digital Album, Mastered for iTunes Album, and Longform Digital Video. In addition to Megadeth’s blistering performance of the entire Countdown To Extinction album, including the essential “Symphony Of Destruction,” “Foreclosure Of A Dream,” “Sweating Bullets” and “Skin O’ My Teeth,”Countdown To Extinction: Live features all of the other Megadeth classics the band performed at the epic concert, including “Holy Wars” and “Hangar 18” from 1990’s Rust In Peace, “Peace Sells” from the band’s influential, platinum certified 1986 album, Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?, and “Trust” from 1997’s platinum certified Cryptic Writings.

Tour Dates

SAT 11/23/13 St. Paul, MN Myth Live
SUN 11/24/13 Madison, WI Orpheum Theatre
TUE 11/26/13 Grand Rapids, WI Orbit Room
WED 11/27/13 Detroit, MI The Fillmore
FRI 11/29/13 Montclair, NJ The Wellmont Theatre
SAT 11/30/13 Bethlehem, PA Sands Bethlehem Event Center
SUN 12/01/13 Boston, MA House of Blues Boston
TUE 12/03/13 Huntington, NY The Paramount
WED 12/04/13 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore Silver Spring
THU 12/05/13 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore Charlotte
SAT 12/07/13 N. Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues Myrtle Beach
SUN 12/08/13 St. Petersburg, FL Jannus Live
MON 12/09/13 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues Orlando
THU 12/12/13 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center
SAT 12/14/13 Socorro, TX Socorro Entertainment Center

About Megadeth:
In a career nearing 30 years, Megadeth has sold more than 38 million albums worldwide, earning five consecutive platinum albums and numerous accolades along the way, including 11 GRAMMY® nominations.  The band’s latest studio album, Super Collider, reunites Mustaine once again with guitarist Chris Broderick, bassist David Ellefson, and drummer Shawn Drover.  Released in June, Super Collider debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200, Megadeth’s highest chart debut since 1994’s Youthanasia.

 

THE OAK RIDGE BOYS ANNOUNCE 2013 CHRISTMAS TIME’S-A-COMIN’ TOUR

Personal note: I saw The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas show a couple of years ago and it’s a must see. So much fun for all ages. Here’s a link to my personal photos from the show I attended. http://caewebdesigner.com/photography/orb-christmas/orb-christmas.html

Source: Webster PR

THE OAK RIDGE BOYS ANNOUNCE 2013 CHRISTMAS TIME’S-A-COMIN’ TOUR

Legendary award-winning, hit-making group celebrate 24th Anniversary of Christmas Tour

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 16, 2013)– Grammy Award-winning music legends The Oak Ridge Boys will celebrate their 24th Anniversary of their annual Christmas Tour in 2013 with a festive show featuring live performances of holiday classics and their biggest hits.  Additionally, Richard Sterban, Duane Allen, William Lee Golden, and Joe Bonsall are celebrating the 40th Anniversary of The Oak Ridge Boys.  The Oak Ridge Boys came together in 1973, beginning as gospel singers, became a top act in country music and then crossed over to pop with the monster hit “Elvira” in 1981.  The song became their fourth No. 1 country hit, reached No. 5 on the pop charts, won the group a Grammy® award and went on to become one of only a handful of singles released out of Nashville ever to go double platinum.  The Oak Ridge Boys recently became members of the Grand Ole Opry®.

The Oak Ridge Boys are known for creating a show atmosphere of holiday cheer with their Christmas tour, which consistently receives rave reviews and has become a holiday tradition in its own right since its start 24 years ago.  The masterful blends of new and traditional yuletide tunes are enhanced by the powerhouse group’s renowned four-part harmonies.

“Christmas is my favorite time of the year. The Oak Ridge Boys get to take our Christmas tour all over the USA, sharing joy, happiness, gifts, families getting together, and, of course, the story of the birth of Jesus Christ. Our Christmas shows are the highlight of our year,” says Oak Ridge Boy Duane Allen.

The Oak Ridge Boys will be filling the holiday season with the celebrated sounds of their Christmas Time’s A-Coming CD (Gaither Gospel Series). The album was released to retail outlets in 2012, with an exclusive version of the CD available at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®, featuring two heartwarming bonus tracks that capture the meaning of the season. The Christmas Time’s A-Coming album marks the Oaks’ sixth holiday CD.
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“Our 40th Anniversary tour dates are turning into celebrations everywhere we go. We have chosen a busy schedule so we can say ‘thank you’ to the many promoters, radio stations, fairs, festivals, and our wonderful fans who have all supported us for so many years. We hope everyone will come on out and celebrate with us,” adds Allen.
Christmas Time’s-A-Comin’ Tour Dates:
Nov 5-7 – Branson, MO
Nov 12-14 – Branson, MO
Nov 16 – Wisconsin Dells, WS
Nov 19-21 – Branson, MO
Nov 25 – Portsmouth, OH
Nov 29 – Sioux Falls, SD
Nov 30 – Des Moines, IA
Dec 1 – Cheyenne, WY
Dec 2 – Salt Lake City, UT
Dec 3 – Cedar City, UT
Dec 5 – Billings, MT
Dec 6 – Boise, ID
Dec 7 – Kennewick, WA
Dec 8 – Lewiston, ID
Dec 9 – Spokane, WA
Dec 10 – Eugene, OR
Dec 11 – Redding, CA
Dec 12 – Yountville, CA
Dec 13 – Northridge, CA
Dec 14 – Coachella, CA
Dec 15 – Tucson, AZ
Dec 16 – Amarillo, TX
Dec 17 – Topeka, KS
Dec 18 – Cedar Rapids, IA
Dec 19 – Wabash, IN
Dec 20 – Akron, OH
Dec 21 – Toledo, OH
Dec 22 – Green Bay, WI
ORB_ChristmasCD_cvr_lrgTracks on Christmas Time’s A-Coming
1. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
2. Peterbilt Sleigh
3. Here Comes Santa Claus
4. Christmas Time’s A-Coming
5. White Christmas
6. All I Want For Christmas Is You
7. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
8. Getting Ready For A Baby
9. Joy To The World
10. Mary, Did You Know?
11. Mary Had A Little Lamb
12. Glorious Impossible

ORB_40thAnniv_cvr_lrgTracks on The Oak Ridge Boys 40th Anniversary Collection
1. Leaving Louisiana In The Broad Daylight
2. Elvira
3. An American Family
4. Thank God For Kids
5. Amazing Grace
6. God Will Take Care of You
7. American Made
8. Jesus Is Coming Soon
9. G.I. Joe & Lillie
10. How Great Thou Art
11. The Star-Spangled Banner

For more information, please visit: www.oakridgeboys.com.

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Busy Bluegrassers THE ROYS Host Midnite Jamboree September 14; Talk Tracks On SiriusXM Beginning September 18

Source: So Much Moore Media

Busy Bluegrassers THE ROYS Host Midnite Jamboree September 14; Talk Tracks On SiriusXM Beginning September 18

ICM Nominees Make National Radio Rounds and Will Present at IBMA Awards

TheRoys_2013_publicity_lrgNashville, TN (September 9, 2013) – Busy Bluegrassers THE ROYS return to host the Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree, one of the longest-running radio shows in the U.S., on September 14. They will bring along Country newcomers Branch & Dean (“The Dash”) as their special guests. Fans can listen to the world-famous show live online at 650AMwsm.com.

Beginning at 11 a.m. ET on Wednesday, September 18, audiences can hear the duo talk tracks on SiriusXM / Bluegrass Junction’s Track-By-Track program. Hosted by Kyle Cantrell, the feature shines the spotlight on the duo’s current CD GYPSY RUNAWAY TRAIN (Rural Rhythm Records) and repeats (all times Eastern) Thursday at 9 p.m., Saturday at 8 a.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m.

THE ROYS will be presenters for the first time at the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Awards Show in Raleigh, NC on September 26. They are nominated for two 2013 Inspirational Country Music Awards (Inspirational Bluegrass Artist of the Year and Vocal Duo & Performance of the Year) and winners will be announced in Nashville on October 24. THE ROYS were previously honored with these ICM Awards: 2012 Bluegrass Artist of the Year, No. 1 Inspirational Country Single (“I Wonder What God’s Thinking”), 2011 Bluegrass Artist of the Year and the 2009 & 2010 Duo of the Year.

The duo is currently on tour and upcoming dates include:

Sep 14 – Midnite Jamboree – Nashville, TN
Sep 20 – Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival – Morehead, KY
Sep 21 – Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival – Kodak, TN
Sep 24 – IBMA Raleigh, NC – Moonstruck Showcase
Sep 25 – IBMA Raleigh, NC
Sep 26 – IBMA Raleigh, NC – Awards Show
Sep 27 – IBMA Raleigh, NC
Sep 28 – Willies Locally Known – Lexington, KY
Sep 29 – Washington County High School – Sandersville, GA
Oct 04 – Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival – Manteo, NC
Oct 09 – Song of the Mountains – Blountville, TN
Oct 18 – The Listening Room – Nashville, TN
Oct 19 – Orange Blossom Opry – Weirsdale, FL
Oct 20 – Orange Park Fall Festival – Orange Park, FL
Oct 22 – ICM Conference
Oct 23 – ICM Conference
Oct 24 – The 5 Star Theater – Hot Springs, AR
Nov 22 – George Jones Tribute Concert at Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN

Stay social with Lee and Elaine at www.theroysonline,Facebook and Twitter.

THE JETS SET FOR REUNION TOUR; PLANNING NEW MUSIC RELEASE

Source: Webster PR

THE JETS SET FOR REUNION TOUR; PLANNING NEW MUSIC RELEASE

Best Of The Jets CD on Universal Music includes hits
“Crush On You,” “You Got It All,” “Make It Real,” and “Rocket 2 U”

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Los Angeles, CA – It was a time of punk rock music, spiked hair and lots of heavy eye shadow.  The music of the 80’s featured everything from the early sounds of rap and the new jack style to dance-able pop.  And that fun, energetic style of pop was the flavor for the popular group The JETS, who burst onto the scene during the era.

The Jets were formed by eight brothers and sisters of the musical Wolfgramm family: Leroy, Eddie, Eugene, Haini, Rudy, Kathi, Elizabeth, and Moana, and were a ready-made band from Minneapolis.  As offspring of parents who emigrated from the South Pacific nation of Tonga to the US, this ensemble got an early start in music singing and playing instruments around the house.

One day, their playing music for family and friends and talent shows turned into a record deal that was the start of something very special.  The year was 1986, and The Jets’ first self-titled album was released by MCA.  The group had lots of mass appeal with their innocent, good looks and upbeat charm.  And no one could anticipate that their first effort would get so much attention.  Their first single, “Curiosity,” hit the airwaves and put the group on the map.  Now that people were learning about the Jets, they were anxious for more hits that were hopefully on the way.  And that’s exactly what they got!  The hit single, “Crush on You,” was getting airplay across the country from pop and R&B stations to dance clubs and car stereos.  To show their versatility, another of the singles from the project, “You Got it All,” hit the charts as a slow dance anthem that listeners absolutely adored.

The hits kept coming for The Jets!  Now that the band was known for their bouncy, dance tracks and meaningful love songs, the stage was already set for another hit album, which included, “Rocket 2 U,” “Make It Real,” “Cross My Broken Heart,” and more.

The decade was nearing its close, and The Jets didn’t release a project, and instead chose a brief hiatus. In 1990, MCA released the group’s next CD, the last for the label, entitled The Best Of The Jets.

Today, The Jets are making new music, gearing up for a reunion tour and are ready to share their enthusiasm for music.  And though the group may have experienced only a brief stay in the musical spotlight, they go down in harmonious history as singers who simply love music.

Let’s dance and celebrate!

 

JO DEE MESSINA ANNOUNCES CANADIAN TOUR; APA BOOKING UPCOMING TOUR IN SUPPORT OF NEW SINGLE “PEACE SIGN”

Source: So Much Moore Media

JO DEE MESSINA ANNOUNCES CANADIAN TOUR;

APA BOOKING UPCOMING TOUR IN SUPPORT OF NEW SINGLE “PEACE SIGN”

Current BILLBOARD Feature Outlines Entertainer’s Bold Moves

Nashville, TN (September 9, 2013) – Multi-platinum selling, award-winning country entertainer JO DEE Messina’s new single,“Peace Sign,” is currently impacting radio, bursting onto PLAY MPE’s Top Fivedownload chart in its first week of release.  In support of her new single release, APA Nashville is working on new routing for the singer’s upcoming tour as JO DEE gears up to head north in October for her much-anticipated Canadian tour.Upcoming Tour Dates:

Sep 14 – Honolulu, HI – Hawaii Convention Center
Sep 21 – Bakersfield, CA – Kern County Fair
Sep 28 – Columbus, TX – Colorado County Fair
Oct 3 – North Battleford, SK – Gold Eagle Casino
Oct 4 -Swift Current, SK – The Living Sky Casino
Oct 5 -Yorkton, SK – Painted Hand Casino
Oct 6 – Melfort, SK – Kerry Vickar Center
Oct 8 – Grande Prairie, AB – Spurs Cookhouse
Oct 10 – Edmonton, AB – Cook County Saloon
Oct 11 – Whitecourt, AB – Eagle River Casino
Oct 12 – Regina, SK – Casino Regina
Oct 13 – Winnipeg, MB – McPhillips St. Station

Messina is presently featured on Billboard magazine’s “The 615” column, which focuses on the formation of the singer’s own Dreambound record label, her new crowd-sourced CD, and the Kickstarter campaign that made it all possible.

“We are excited about the bold moves and vibrant marketing strategy that Jo Dee has put behind this project,” says Steve Lassiter, SVP/Partner of APA Nashville.   “Jo Dee has gone outside the box and enlisted total support from her fans.  Jo Dee is determined to provide today’s country fans with the music they want and how they want it…and she is succeeding.”

Messina told Billboard writer Chuck Dauphin that the creation of the single and forthcoming album was a group effort… with her fans.  Via snippets posted on JO DEE’S Twitter, Facebook and YouTube accounts, her supporters were able to observe the recording process, perform on the record, and choose her current single.  Over 220,000 impressions were tallied during the 10-day voting periodand“Peace Sign” was the winner.

“It was a close call between the songs,” admits Messina.  “Now that the fans have spoken, it’s up to Country radio to tell the rest of the story.”  “Peace Sign,” written by Amy Dalley, Scott Ledger and Tyler Hayes, and produced by Messina, is the first radio single from her forthcoming full-length album.  The song is now available for purchase on iTunes.

The fiery redhead charted 23 singles on the Billboard charts between 1996 and 2009. She has won the ACM’s Top New Female Vocalist award, the CMA Horizon award and the nod for Most Played Country Female of the Year from Billboard.

 

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