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Country Music News International Newsletter December 19. 2014

Country Music News International Newsletter

December 19. 2014

Here is your Country Music News of the day from Country Music News International Magazine http://www.CountryMusicNewsInternational.blogspot.com . Your Country Music News is supported by, The Capital Hotel Downtown Nashville http://www.thecapitolhoteldowntownnashville.com , Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau www.visitmusiccity.com , Tennessee Tourism, http://www.Tennessee.de , Coreopsis Publications LLC www.coreopsis.gs , Richard Lynch http://richardlynchband.com , Stephanie Grace http://www.stephanie-grace.com ,Mid South Music www.midsouthmusic.us , Lucy Malheur http://www.lucy-malheur.info

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Hier sind jetzt Eure Country Music News des Tages von Country Music News International Magazin http://www.CountryMusicNewsInternational.blogspot.de . Eure Country Music News werden unterstützt von The Capital Hotel Downtown Nashville http://www.thecapitolhoteldowntownnashville.com , Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau www.visitmusiccity.com , Tennessee Tourism, http://www.Tennessee.de , Coreopsis Publications LLC www.coreopsis.gs , Richard Lynch http://richardlynchband.com , Stephanie Grace http://www.stephanie-grace.com , Mid South Music www.midsouthmusic.us , Lucy Malheur http://www.lucy-malheur.info

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Crystal Gayle Exhibit Shines On at Country Music Hall of Fame http://countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.de/2014/12/crystal-gayle-exhibit-shines-on-at.html

OLIVIA LANE TO RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH MUSICAL INSPIRATION, WYNONNA JUDD AND THE BIG NOISE http://countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.de/2014/12/olivia-lane-to-ring-in-new-year-with.html

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The Swon Brothers Celebrate With Craig Wayne Boyd


Pictured (l-r):  Colton Swon, Boyd, and Zach Swon

 
Nashville TN - (December 18, 2014) - While making media appearances in New York City, Arista Nashville’s The Swon Brothers received a surprise dinner invitation from The Voice’s newly crowned season seven winner, Craig Wayne Boyd. The Swons, likewise veterans of The Voice and Team Blake, grabbed a bite with Boyd at New York’s Bond 45, where fans were delighted to spot the stars and get a few photo opps of their own.

DIERKS BENTLEY PILOTS BREAKOUT YEAR IN 2014


DIERKS BENTLEY PILOTS BREAKOUT
YEAR IN 2014

Grammy Nominee Ends 2014 On "Best Of" Lists
By iTunes, Rolling Stone And Billboard


Nashville, TN – Dec. 18, 2014 – When Dierks Bentley titled his seventh album Riser, the point was to call attention to the resilience and determination at the core of life. But the title took on a second meaning over the course of 2014 as Bentley became country music’s most impressive riser, catapulting an already successful career into one that blends his long-held critical acclaim with A-level commercial success.

“We put the music first,” Bentley told Billboard, “and when you do that, good things can happen far beyond what you could actually try to make happen.”

To watch a recap of Bentley's unforgettable year, click HERE.

Bentley’s album managed to balance the strengths of country music, focusing on powerful, reflective material prompting USA Today to note "Bentley bares his soul" while deftly weaving in some lighter material to bring an ironically comedic twist. Bentley’s success was evident during awards season as Riser notched GRAMMY and CMA Nominations for "Best Country Album."  Additionally, the album's first two singles "I Hold On" and "Drunk On A Plane" scored nominations on their own, to make the singer/songwriter the most nominated male artist at this year's annual CMA ceremony.  

Bentley and the album certainly connected and with the first two songs, he became one of only three country acts to register two Platinum No. one singles during 2014, giving him a career total of 12 radio chart toppers and pushing digital downloads beyond the 2 million mark.  He anchored high profile television appearances on Good Morning America, Today, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The View, The Late Show with David Letterman, PBS Front and Center, The CMA Awards, The ACM Awards and the CMT Awards shows, and a special episode of CMT Crossroads with OneRepublic, among others.

Bentley’s music and fortitude collided for his inaugural amphitheater headlining tour, taking him to new heights as capacity crowds reached upwards of 21,000  in venues across the country.  The tour left music critics inspired, praising Bentley for his “high-energy and emotion-packed” sets (San Diego Union-Tribune) and noted he "rose to the occasion like a pro, as though headlining is what the man was born to do” (Arizona Republic).

“I’ve always done my own thing, and it’s led me here,” says country’s Riser. “I wouldn’t change anything about it.  It seems like so much came together all at once, and it truly has been a year I will never forget.”

As 2014 winds down, the Capitol Records Nashville's artist lands among the year’s top albums, featured by iTunes, Rolling Stone and Billboard on their "best of" year end lists. The year marks $3 million in charitable donations raised by his annual Miles & Music For Kids event, a passion project now in its ninth year and benefitting the Monroe Carroll Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, and 2015 will kick-off with a weekend stacked full of performances and appearances at the Super Bowl when it descends in his hometown of Phoenix at the end of January.

Crystal Gayle Exhibit Shines On at Country Music Hall of Fame

 
Extended By Popular Demand: Crystal Gayle Exhibit Shines On at Country Music Hall of Fame

Country Star’s Legacy Being Showcased Through February 1st
 
Nashville, Tenn. (December 18, 2014) – The spotlight continues to shine on the legacy of Grammy-winning recording star Crystal Gayle at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.  Due to popular demand, the Crystal Gayle: When I Dream exhibit has been extended until Sunday, February 1, 2015 to further showcase her exceptional life and worldwide acclaim.

"I am honored and very excited that the Country Music Hall of Fame has extended my exhibit.  So many fans have told me how much they have enjoyed my display at the Hall of Fame, and I have too,” says Crystal Gayle.

The iconic singer’s numerous accolades and awards include 22 #1 hit singles and 34 Top 10 singles.  Crystal Gayle has released more than 30 albums and was the first female Country artist to reach Platinum sales of an album.  She was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2009, and has performed more than 3,000 concerts for over ten million fans across the globe.


 Featured artifacts among the Crystal Gayle: When I Dream exhibit:
  • Hand-stitched valentine Crystal made in third grade for her mother, Clara 
  • Crystal Gayle’s custom white microphone, with her name engraved in gold 
  • Red parlor guitar, custom built by luthier Danny Ferrington in 1980 
  • Photos of teenaged Crystal Gayle and sisters Loretta Lynn and Peggy Sue that hung on their mother’s living room wall 
  • LP cover for the soundtrack album to the 1982 film, One from the Heart, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, featuring Gayle and Tom Waits. The album featured Gayle performing solo or as a duet partner with Waits, who wrote the songs. 
  • Flight suit and boots she wore on her F-16 flight in 1984 
  • 1977 Grammy for Best Female Country Performance, for “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue” 
  • 1976 ACM Female Vocalist of the Year trophy 
  • Marble and crystal Indiana Living Legend award, presented to Crystal in 2005 
  • Mattel’s Crystal “Eagle” Gayle Air Force Barbie doll, which commemorated both her 1984 flight aboard an F-16 fighter and the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force

OLIVIA LANE TO RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH MUSICAL INSPIRATION, WYNONNA JUDD AND THE BIG NOISE

OLIVIA LANE TO RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH MUSICAL INSPIRATION, WYNONNA JUDD AND THE BIG NOISE


New Year’s Eve Event to Support The Sheridan Arts Foundation in Telluride, CO

Fun-Loving Single Gaining Fast Momentum at Country Radio


Olivia Lane

Photo Credit: Kevin White
NASHVILLE, TN (December 18, 2014) – Big Spark Music Group powerhouse vocalist-songstress Olivia Lane is kicking off 2015 with a bang, as she will open for five-time Grammy award winner Wynonna Judd and her band The Big Noise, at the New Sheridan Opera House in Telluride, CO. Tickets for the highly anticipated New Year’s Eve (12/31) event are selling fast, with $100 general admission tickets still available, along with $250 admission for balcony seating. Proceeds from the show will support The Sheridan Arts Foundation, and for more information click here.

“I’m over the moon excited to open for the amazing Wynonna on New Year’s Eve,” shares Lane. “She is undoubtedly one of the most influential female vocalists in country music, so it’s an absolute honor to ring in my New Year with her!”

Lane is catching fans attention with her national debut single “Steal Me Away" that she co-wrote along with Lee Thomas Miller (Trace Adkins, “You’re Gonna Miss This”) and award-winning producer/musician Ilya Toshinskiy (Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood). The music video for the bold, fun-loving tune premiered on CMT.com and has been featured on GAC’s Emerging Artists Channel, ZUUS and across multiple online platforms.

She is currently working on new music and writing with some of Nashville’s top tunesmiths including Catt Gravitt (Jake Owen, “Alone With You”), Danny Myrick (Jason Aldean, “She's Country”)  and Laura Veltz (Eli Young Band, "Drunk Last Night”). The talented singer will once again team up with musician Ilya Toshinskiy at the helm of the new music. Channel, ZUUS and across multiple online platforms.

The fresh-faced newcomer made the move to Nashville, TN, over a year ago to pursue music, eagerly following in the footsteps of her mother who was a country singer. Ever since she can remember, the 23-year-old has been immersed in the craft and tradition of country music and knew that Music City was where she would land after graduating from USC with a focus in music, songwriting and acting.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Country Music News International Newsletter December 18. 2014

Country Music News International Newsletter

December 18. 2014

Here is your Country Music News of the day from Country Music News International Magazine http://www.CountryMusicNewsInternational.blogspot.com . Your Country Music News is supported by, The Capital Hotel Downtown Nashville http://www.thecapitolhoteldowntownnashville.com , Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau www.visitmusiccity.com , Tennessee Tourism, http://www.Tennessee.de , Coreopsis Publications LLC www.coreopsis.gs , Richard Lynch http://richardlynchband.com , Stephanie Grace http://www.stephanie-grace.com ,Mid South Music www.midsouthmusic.us , Lucy Malheur http://www.lucy-malheur.info

You can publish the Newsletter to your websites or forward to your friends. If you want to publish some of the interviews, please contact me.

Hier sind jetzt Eure Country Music News des Tages von Country Music News International Magazin http://www.CountryMusicNewsInternational.blogspot.de . Eure Country Music News werden unterstützt von The Capital Hotel Downtown Nashville http://www.thecapitolhoteldowntownnashville.com , Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau www.visitmusiccity.com , Tennessee Tourism, http://www.Tennessee.de , Coreopsis Publications LLC www.coreopsis.gs , Richard Lynch http://richardlynchband.com , Stephanie Grace http://www.stephanie-grace.com , Mid South Music www.midsouthmusic.us , Lucy Malheur http://www.lucy-malheur.info

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THE BAND PERRY RELEASE VIDEO FOR “GENTLE ON MY MIND” http://countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.de/2014/12/the-band-perry-release-video-for-gentle.html

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Christian

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Editor / Publisher
Christian Lamitschka
An der Pfingstweide 28
61118 Bad Vilbel
Germany
Phone: ++49 6101 544613
Mobil: ++49 171 6903352
Fax: ++49 6101 544622

Sonny French - Country Music in his genes!




Sonny French - Country Music in his genes!

At just seven years old, Sonny French has achieved what many artists much older can only dream of!  The recent release of his first full-length album "Seven" features some of this country's most talented and admired musicians, and promises to propel this talented youngster headlong onto much bigger stages.

Already a winner of junior talent quests and regular performer on mum and dad's shows, Sonny has a warm and cheeky personality that makes audiences fall in love with him.  He has an amazing talent for harmony, plays guitar and ukulele and is always keen to share the limelight with his friends and siblings!  Sonny sings his best at night apparently, he's "not just trying to stay up late", he tells us on the liner notes!

The album includes songs from country greats such as Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, and Jimmie Rogers and also some guest appearances from friend Ivy Simpson on the incredibly catchy "Dumb Ways To Die", and mum Camille French "But You Love Me Mummy" and the Nashville TV show hit, "A life That's Good".  The entire French Family appears on "Daddy Frank".  The real gem on this album is the song penned by Sonny himself, a touching and heartfelt tribute to home and family "Home", that proves that song writing is best when it comes from the heart – even a 7-year old one!

Sonny's future is looking very bright indeed - it's in his genes!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Voice Champ “My Baby’s Got A Smile On Her Face”



Singer Songwriter Gets Christmas Miracle
New The Voice Champ Wins With Stephanie Urbina Jones Song
“My Baby’s Got A Smile On Her Face” Chosen by Blake Shelton
Jones in Final Week of Fiery Angel Indigogo Fundraiser for Next Album

Nashville, TN -- December 17, 2014 -- Stephanie Urbina Jones’ euphoric “My Baby’s Got A Smile On Her Face” has become the signature song of new The Voice winner, Craig Wayne Boyd
Coached and mentored by superstar Blake Shelton, Boyd first performed the song as his vocal showcase, then sang it again as his competition finale.  Shelton said he recommended the song to Boyd because he’s loved the dreamy, romantic ballad since he first heard it.
Taking time out from his triumph, Boyd told Urbina Jones via Facebook, “Thanks for a great song.”
 Boyd has also released a charming music video version of “My Baby’s Got A Smile On Her Face.”  All this activity rocketed the song to No. 2 on iTunes.   The Voice 2014 - Craig Wayne Boyd: "My Baby's Got a Smile on Her Face" (Official Music Video) - YouTube
 “It’s my Christmas miracle!” exclaims Urbina Jones, whose fans have dubbed the powerful singer/songwriter “Fiery Angel.” She co-wrote the song with Mark Marchetti. 
Urbina Jones has just concluded a week-long, 16-show tour of her home state of Texas, during which she imparted her own brand of the spirit of Christmas to enthusiastic crowds at clubs, children’s hospitals, nursing homes and homeless shelters.
The clamor generated by “My Baby’s Got A Smile On Her Face” comes just as Urbina Jones is entering the final week of her Fiery Angel INDIGOGO campaign to raise funds to put out the album she recorded for a major label but which was never released. Jones was poised to be the first female Latin/American to break through as a country artist in decades.
Fans and well-wishers can contribute their own Christmas gift to this fiery angel by contributing to her project via  Stephanie Urbina Jones:The Fiery Angel Project | Indiegogo by December 22, 2014 at 12:00am pct.  Fans can preview her first single from the project, “Bring Back The Heartland,” Bring it Back To The Heartland (1) - Stephanie Urbina Jones - YouTube. Single release date slotted for January 2015.
Digital copies of Craig Wayne Boyd’s “My Baby’s Got A Smile On Her Face” can be downloaded at https://www.apple.com/itunes/charts/songs/. Boyd will perform the song on NBC’s Today Show on Thursday, December 18.  

DOLLY PARTON SCORES UK

DOLLY PARTON SCORES UK PLATINUM ALBUM
WITH BIGGEST SALES FROM AN INTERNATIONAL FEMALE IN 2014

 
Nashville, Tenn. (December 17, 2014) - As 2014 draws to a close, Dolly Parton is far from resting on her laurels, and shows no signs of slowing down. The songstress continues to make history, with a record-setting tour overseas, and also raises the bar from a sales standpoint with yet another platinum selling album in a career that has already seen worldwide sales of over one hundred million records, and shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon.

"I was so happy when Blue Smoke went Silver, so excited when it went Gold and now I'm over the moon to hear that we have gone Platinum,” says Parton. “Thanks to the fans and to everybody who made this happen."

Once again, the Country Music Hall of Fame member proved her timeless quality as a recording artist once again with the Platinum-selling success of her CD Blue Smoke....The Best Of, a collection that includes her most recent studio album as well as a compilation that includes many of her most memorable hits, such as “Love Is Like A Butterfly,”  “Here You Come Again,” and her biggest hit as a solo artist, 1980’s “9 To 5.” But, Dolly’s success with the album was not entirely tied to those past glories. Blue Smoke....The Best Of earned a pair of Top-30 airplay hits for Parton in the UK with ‘Try” and “Home,” as well as her cover of Bon Jovi’s “Lay Your Hands On Me” and the title cut, which also made the Top-40 airplay.

“Dolly’s hard work ethic has once again paid off achieving platinum sales in 2014 with Blue Smoke…The Best Of,” says Danny Nozell, CEO CTK Management.  “I am very blessed to be working for a true Icon who lives up to her name. Dolly dominated 2014 with many milestones and charting history. Thanks to our partner Sony Masterworks, Sony UK, and all of Sony worldwide. We make a great team!”

Parton’s success overseas continued with a recent nomination for International Artist of the Year at the BBC Music Awards 2014. The nomination capped off a year in which Parton – after five decades in the business – scored one of her biggest and most heralded performances ever.

"Dolly Parton has been making great music for decades, and the Blue Smoke album sits right among her best recorded work. We at Masterworks are honored to be working with one of our industry's biggest icons, and happily congratulate Dolly, her label Dolly Records, as well as our partners at Sony Music UK, on this great achievement,” says Bogdan Roscic, President of Sony Music Masterworks

The singer brought her show to Glastonbury, where an estimated 180,000 came to watch her perform – her largest audience ever. Her set prompted The Guardian to say “Parton rewarded Glastonbury with a performance that surely calls for a redefinition of the word "crowd-pleaser.” The concert also aired on television, attracting the festival's largest ever TV audience. Parton also was in the news constantly with appearances all over the tube in the UK, a Twitter campaign to “Get Dolly On Grimmy” (a reference to Nick Grimshaw’s Radio One morning show), and as well as through the story of “Dolly The Dog,” a fluffy white Lurcher who was separated from her owners following Parton’s Glastonbury performance last month. She volunteered to take the dog back to America with her, but the owners came forward to reclaim their lost pet.

The success of Blue Smoke...The Best Of gives Parton the distinction of having the biggest album from an International female so far this year.

Since moving to Nashville in the spring of 1964, Parton has created one of the biggest success stories in entertainment history, with hits on country and pop radio, Gold and Platinum singles and albums the world over, membership into The Grand Ole Opry (1969), the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (1986), and the Country Music Hall Of Fame (1999). She was won seven Grammy Awards, nine CMA Awards, including the Entertainer of the Year prize from the organization in 1977, and seven awards from the Academy of Country Music. She has also enjoyed success on television, on the big screen, and as an author, with the Best-selling autobiography My Life and Other Unfinished Business.

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