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Oak Ridge Boys’ “Elvira” Set for Primetime Encore on CBS’ Hit Mike & Molly Sitcom

Source: Webster PR Press Release

Show Scheduled to Air on Monday, August 25th
 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 22, 2014) – The Oak Ridge Boys’ iconic hit, “Elvira” is taking to the airwaves on CBS’ award-winning Mike & Molly show.  It’s scheduled for Monday, August 25th at 9:00 pm (Eastern).  The plot for the “Mike’s Manifold Destiny” episode has an unforgettable “Elvira” twist where Mike learns a lesson after his car breaks down and he’s forced to decide whether or not to accept a loan from Carl to fix it.

Mike & Molly’s Billy Gardell and Melissa McCarthy star as the title characters of the show.  The CBS sitcom was created by producer/writer Mark Roberts.  It’s slated to enter its fifth season this fall, featuring its 100th episode.

The Oak Ridge Boys’ platinum-selling “Elvira,” written by Dallas Frazier, is one of country music’s most distinctive and recognizable songs.  Here’s a link to the newest version of “Elvira” on the CD: soundcloud.com/cleopatra-recs/oak-ridge-boys-elvira/s-M7oK7.

The Oak Ridge Boys have sold more than 41 million albums worldwide, including several RIAA certified gold, platinum, and multi-platinum records.  In addition, The Oak Ridge Boys are celebrating their 41st anniversary and have released their first-ever live album, Boys Night Out (Cleopatra Records).

For more information on the upcoming Mike & Molly episode featuring “Elvira” or to watch full shows, visit: cbs.com/shows/mike_and_molly/.

To get updates on the Oaks, visit: oakridgeboys.com

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.

MIDNIGHT RED UNITES WITH 1-800-FLOWERS JUST IN TIME FOR PROM

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Partnership launches in advance of Today Show performance on Monday, March 10th

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CARLE PLACE, NY (March 6, 2014) – As spring blossoms, Midnight Red hooks up with the world’s leading florist and gift shop, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, to arrange smiles to fans, proms and music lovers everywhere.

Before the Christmas holiday, America’s boy band surprised the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM’s team with a private performance at their headquarters in Carle Place, NY. They had the chance to meet with the staff and enjoy their time before their performance in Long Island.

“We fell in love with the band and their talent and asked them to help support our prom program,” said Lisa Hendrikson, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM VP of Retail Marketing.  “We are looking for Midnight Red to help us deliver smiles this spring for prom season.”

1-800-FLOWERS.COM Prom Program offers corsages and boutonnieres online or at one of their retail floral shops nationwide. In early March, the deal was brokered by Creative Artists Agency on behalf of Midnight Red and with this budding relationship, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM will be offering downloads ofMidnight Red’s music.  Plus, by teaming up with the leading florist and gift shop, there’s a guarantee that every show will have flowers for the boys to hand out to fans. And to spring some more surprises, Midnight Red may be coming to a school near you to perform.

The partnership is launching just in time for Midnight Red to be performing on the Today Show and hot interviews with HuffPost Live, Entertainment Scoop, MTV, FUSE-TV and Sirius XM – Hits 1 with Kid Kelly.  Currently, Midnight Red is on MTV’s Artist To Watch Tour with Austin Mahone and will be on tour with The Wanted starting on April 8th.

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).

About 1-800-FLOWERS:
1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. is the world’s leading florist and gift shop. For more than 35 years, 1-800-FLOWERS® (1-800-356-9377 or www.1800flowers.com) has been helping deliver smiles for our customers with gifts for every occasion, including fresh flowers and the finest selection of plants, gift baskets, gourmet foods, confections, candles, balloons and plush stuffed animals. As always, our 100% Smile Guarantee backs every gift.  1-800-FLOWERS.COM has been honored in Internet Retailer’s “Hot 500 Guide” for 2013. 1-800-FLOWERS.COM was recognized for our mobile site with a Gold Award in the Ecommerce/Shopping category of the 2012 Horizon Interactive Awards1-800-FLOWERS.COM was also rated number one vs. competitors for customer service by STELLAService in 2011 and named by the E-Tailing Group as one of only nine online retailers out of 100 benchmarked to meet the criteria for Excellence in Online Customer Service in 2011. The Company’s BloomNet® international floral wire service (www.mybloomnet.net) provides a broad range of quality products and value-added services designed to help professional florists grow their businesses profitably. The 1-800-FLOWERS.COM “Gift Shop” also includes gourmet gifts such as popcorn and specialty treats from: The Popcorn Factory® (1-800-541-2676 orwww.thepopcornfactory.com); cookies and baked gifts from Cheryl’s® (1-800-443-8124 or www.cheryls.com); premium chocolates and confections from Fannie May® confections brands (www.fanniemay.com andwww.harrylondon.com); gift baskets and towers from 1-800-Baskets.com®  (www.1800baskets.com); incredible, carved fresh fruit arrangements from FruitBouquets.comsm (www.fruitbouquets.com); wine gifts from Winetasting.com® (www.winetasting.com); top quality steaks and chops from Stock Yards® (www.stockyards.com); as well as premium branded customizable invitations and personal stationery from FineStationery.com® (www.finestationery.com). The Company’s Celebrations® brand (www.celebrations.com) is a source for creative party ideas, must-read articles, online invitations and ecards, all created to help people celebrate holidays and the everyday. 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. is involved in a broad range of corporate social responsibility initiatives including continuous expansion and enhancement of its environmentally-friendly “green” programs as well as various philanthropic and charitable efforts. Shares in 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, ticker symbol: FLWS.

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

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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

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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Stay social with Lee and Elaine at theroysonline.comFacebook and Twitter.

Oak Ridge Boys To Release Their First Ever Live Country Album!Oak Ridge Boys To Release Their First Ever Live Country Album!

Source: Webster PR

Oak Ridge Boys To Release Their First Ever Live Country Album!

LOS ANGELES, Ca. – With a legacy that stretches across 6 decades, encompasses more than 41 million albums sold, and includes numerous iconic hit singles such as “Elvira,” “American Made,” and “Y’all Come Back Saloon,” it’s no wonder that The Oak Ridge Boys are one of the most popular live acts on the circuit today, packing fans in by the thousands and tens of thousands wherever they perform. What is surprising is that the Boys, renowned for their great live shows, have never released a full length, official hits concert album – that is, until now! Cleopatra Records will release Boys Night Out on April 15th, in three formats – CD, vinyl, and digital download – finally giving ORB fans the experience of the group’s well-polished live performance for them to enjoy anytime, anywhere.

To be sure, Oak Ridge Boys fans have been clamoring for a live album of hits for several years now, but as the band explained, “For some reason or another, the time never seemed right.” Then, in early 2013, lead vocalist and producer Duane Allen saw the stars align as the band was able to get its hands on some top quality remote recording equipment, and promptly began capturing performances of their current show dubbed “Boys Night Out.” Night after night, The Oak Ridge Boys wowed audiences across the nation with a set list that packed all of the group’s hit singles and fan favorites into one magnificent celebration. Years of preparation have made such well-loved songs as “You’re The One,” “Thank God For Kids,” and the brilliant “Bobbie Sue” sound even more exhilarating than when they were originally recorded! It might not be quite the same as being there, but it’s thrillingly close!

1. You’re The One
2. American Made
3. (I’m Settin’) Fancy Free
4. Love Song
5. Y’all Come Back Saloon
6. Sail Away
7. Dream On
8. This Crazy Love
9. Trying To Love Two Women
10. Come On In
11. Make My Life With You
12. Thank God For Kids
13. Elvira
14. Bobbie Sue

Kellie Pickler, Clint Black, The Grascals headline Lipscomb University’s Copperweld Charlie Daniels’ Scholarship for Heroes event March 25

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Kellie Pickler, Clint Black, The Grascals headline Lipscomb University’s
Copperweld Charlie Daniels’ Scholarship for Heroes event March 25
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 10, 2014) – Legendary musician Charlie Danielsand Lipscomb University are partnering to raise funds for veterans education with an all-star line-up of artists at the fifth annual Copperweld Charlie Daniels’ Scholarship for Heroes event.

This show, produced by David Corlew & Associates, will include performances by Daniels along with Kellie PicklerClint BlackThe Grascals, the Navy Band Sea Chanters and the American Hitmen along with other special guests who will be part of the program set for Tuesday, March 25 at 7 p.m. in Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena.

Tickets are made available through the generosity of the event sponsors.They are available at all Middle Tennessee Daily’s and Twice Daily’s locations and the Lipscomb University box office. Call 615-966-7075.

“It’s an honor to be part of something special like the Charlie Daniels’ Scholarship for Heroes event,” said Black, a popular Country music artist for more than three decades. “As if it weren’t enough that Charlie Daniels asked me to sing—our troops occupy a very special place in our history. We have to do our utmost to make sure the part we play in their history is worthy of their sacrifice and commitment. This event is playing a fantastic role, making higher education a reality for returning veterans. I’m thrilled to be a part of this special evening.”

Daniels launched the event in March 2010 to create a greater awareness of the national Veterans Yellow Ribbon education program and to raise funds for veterans to attend Lipscomb University. Lipscomb’s Yellow Ribbon Enhancement Program offers eligible Post-9/11 GI Bill veterans and their family members an undergraduate degree tuition-free or a graduate degree either tuition-free or at a greatly reduced tuition rate.

Members of the military and their families are invited as guests of the event’s corporate sponsors. Attendees will have an opportunity to make a donation at the event. Proceeds from the event benefit the Charlie Daniels’ Scholarship for Heroes Fund benefitting veteran students at Lipscomb University.

“Our veterans know that freedom isn’t free, but we think their education should be. At Lipscomb we have a very unique opportunity to help open doors for our veterans through higher education,” said Jim Humphrey, associate dean of campus life and director of veterans services at Lipscomb. “We appreciate Charlie Daniels and his organization as well as those artists who have joined us for this event the past five years. The awareness and funds that they raise for our program are impacting the lives of our veterans and their families in significant ways.”

Daniels will be joined by some of music’s hottest artists. Clint Black, has had 22 singles hit number one on the Billboard country charts. Black River Entertainment artist and “Dancing with the Stars” champion Kellie Pickler released her fourth album, The Woman I Am, last year. Grammy-nominated group, The Grascals, have become one of the most acclaimed bands on today’s bluegrass scene for their innovative mingling of bluegrass and country music. The Navy Band Sea Chanters is the United States Navy’s official chorus. The American Hitmen, Marines and brothers Dan and Tim Cord, formed in the midst of battle in Fallujah, Iraq, and have recently been featured on “America’s Got Talent.” Today, the band also includes former Marine Dan Jarmon, bass guitar, and drummer Phil Snyder.

Event sponsors and donors include Copperweld, Humana, Grand Avenue, Twice Daily, Clear Channel, Shofner Vision Center, Lipscomb, Glover Group Entertainment.

About Lipscomb University’s Veteran Services Program
For veterans who qualify for 100 percent of the Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits Lipscomb University has committed to allocate the necessary funds to allow them to earn a tuition-free undergraduate degree through the Yellow Ribbon Enhancement Program. The university also offers qualifying student veterans a variety of graduate degrees tuition-free or at a greatly reduced tuition rate.

Lipscomb University officials believe strongly in helping open doors for student veterans through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Since its inception in fall 2009, Lipscomb’s Yellow Ribbon Program has graduated 104 student veterans. Students have performed well academically with 71 percent of currently enrolled student veterans maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA, with 13 percent of those maintaining a perfect 4.0 GPA. This semester, more than 200 student veterans are enrolled at Lipscomb University.

For more information about Lipscomb University’s Yellow Ribbon Enhancement Program, call 615-966-5176 or visit veterans.lipscomb.edu.

About the federal Yellow Ribbon Program
In 2009, the Post-9/11 GI Bill was established as an education benefit program for individuals who served on active duty after Sept. 11, 2001. It is administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Based on a veteran’s length of service, he or she may be eligible to receive the cost of tuition and fees, not to exceed the most expensive in-state institution of higher education.

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DOLLY PARTON TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM BLUE SMOKE IN THE U.S. ON MAY 13, 2014

Source: Webster PR

DOLLY PARTON TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM BLUE SMOKE IN THE U.S. ON MAY 13, 2014

 

NEW YORK, NY (February 10, 2014) – Iconic singer, songwriter, musician, actress and philanthropist Dolly Parton announces the release of her new album Blue Smoke which will be released by Sony Music Masterworks and Dolly Records on May 13, 2014.  Following the album release the Blue Smoke World Tour will hit select dates in the United States, England, Ireland, Scotland, Denmark, Germany, Norway and Sweden.

“On this CD I think there are all of the colors of my life in all the areas of music that you’ve allowed me to dabble in through the years,” says Dolly Parton.  “You will hear my old world mountain voice on songs like ‘Banks of The Ohio’ and ‘If I Had Wings’ my tender side on songs like ‘Miss You – Miss Me’ and ‘Unlikely Angel.’ My country / bluegrass side of songs like ‘Home,’ ‘Blue Smoke’ and ‘Don’t Think Twice’ and my funny tongue-in-cheek side on ‘Lover du Jour.’”

TRACK LISTING:

  1. Blue Smoke
  2. Unlikely Angel
  3. Don’t Think Twice
  4. You Can’t Make Old Friends
  5. Home
  6. Banks of the Ohio
  7. Lay Your Hands on Me
  8. Miss You-Miss Me
  9. If I Had Wings
  10. Lover du Jour
  11. From Here to the Moon and Back
  12. Try

Dolly is the most honored female country performer of all time. Achieving 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards, she has had 25 songs reach number 1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a female artist. She has 41 career top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and she has 110 career charted singles over the past 40 years. All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, paid digital downloads and compilation usage during her Hall of Fame career have reportedly topped a staggering 100 million records world-wide. She has garnered 7 Grammy Awards, 10 Country Music Association Awards, 5 Academy of Country Music Awards, 3 American Music Awards and is one of only five female artists to win the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award. Dolly was inducted as a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1999.  And the litany goes on.

Dolly’s career has spanned nearly five decades and is showing no signs of slowing down.  An internationally-renowned superstar, the iconic and irrepressible Parton has contributed countless treasures to the worlds of music, film and television.  Some of her hit films have included Nine to Five, Steel Magnolias, The Best Little Whorehouse in TexasRhinestone, Straight Talk, and Joyful Noise.  Parton received two Oscar® nominations – one for writing the title tune to Nine to Five and the other for Travelin’ Thru from the film Transamerica.

BLUE SMOKE WORLD TOUR DATES:

NEW ZEALAND/AUSTRALIA 
Feb 11   Australia, Melbourne – Rod Laver Arena
Feb 12   Australia, Melbourne – Rod Laver Arena
Feb 13   Australia, Adelaide – Entertainment Centre
Feb 15   Australia, NSW, Hunter Valley – Hope Estate
Feb 16   Australia, Tamworth – TRECC
Feb 18   Australia, Sydney – Entertainment Centre
Feb 19   Australia, Sydney – Entertainment Centre
Feb 21   Australia, Brisbane – Entertainment Centre
Feb 22   Australia, Brisbane – Entertainment Centre
Feb 24   Australia, Cairns – Cairns Convention Center
Feb 27   Australia, Perth – Perth Arena

US 
May 22  Tulsa, OK – Hard Rock Casino
May 23  Tulsa, OK – Hard Rock Casino
May 25  Cherokee, NC – Harrah’s Cherokee Casino
May 27  Richmond, KY – EKU Center For The Arts –  (St. Mark’s Evening Among Friends)
May 28  Knoxville, TN – University of Tennessee –  (Benefiting Dolly’s Imagination Library)
May 30  Thackerville, OK – Winstar Casino
May 31  Thackerville, OK – Winstar Casino

UK & EUROPE 
Jun 08   England, Liverpool – Echo Arena
Jun 10   Northern Ireland, Belfast – Odyssey Arena
Jun 11   Ireland, Dublin – O2 Arena
Jun 12   Ireland, Cork – Live At The Marquee
Jun 14   England, Newcastle – Metro Radio Arena
Jun 15   Scotland, Aberdeen – GE Arena
Jun 17   Scotland, Glasgow – SSE Hydro Arena
Jun 18   Scotland, Glasgow – SSE Hydro Arena
Jun 20   England, Leeds – First Direct Arena
Jun 21   England, Manchester – Phones 4U Arena
Jun 22   England, Birmingham – LG Arena
Jun 24   Wales, Cardiff – Motorpoint Arena
Jun 25   Wales, Cardiff – Motorpoint Arena
Jun 27   England, London – O2 Arena
Jun 28   England, London – O2 Arena
July 02   England, Nottingham – Capital FM Arena
July 05   Germany, Cologne – LANXESS Arena
July 06   Germany, Berlin – o2 World
July 08   Denmark, Copenhagen – Forum
July 09   Norway, Oslo – Spektrum
July 11   Sweden, Stockholm – THE GLOBE

Sony Music Masterworks comprises the Masterworks, Sony Classical, OKeh, Portrait, Masterworks Broadway and Flying Buddha imprints. For email updates and information please visit www.SonyMasterworks.com

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