Friday, August 22, 2014


L to R: Neil Perry, Pete Fisher, Kimberly Perry and Reid Perry.

WHO:             Award-winning, Superstar sibling trio – THE BAND PERRY 
WHAT:           Kimberly, Reid and Neil share their stories and perform both on stage and behind-the-scenes at                         the world-famous Grand Ole Opry.
WHEN:           Beginning Thursday, August 21st / watch here
Since releasing their self-titled debut album in 2010, The Band Perry has skyrocketed into the mainstream. Fronted by Kimberly Perry and rounded out by her younger brothers Reid and Neil, the band has notched a string of hit singles from their platinum debut and their gold sophomore release, PIONEER, including: the quintuple-platinum No. 1 “If I Die Young,” the platinum “You Lie,” the No. 1 “All Your Life,” the platinum No. 1 “Better Dig Two,” and the gold No. 1 “DONE.” (which earned Reid and Neil Perry their first No. 1 as songwriters).  They’ve also enjoyed sold-out tours and multiple ACM, CMA, and CMT Music awards – including the 2014 ACM Award for “Vocal Group of the Year” and CMT’s 2014 ”Group Video of the Year” award – along with many Grammy, AMA, ACA, Teen Choice and Billboard Music nominations — all of which have cemented the sibling trio as one of the hottest acts in recent history. They have recently partnered with State Farm® in their “Celebrate My Drive” campaign to promote safe driving among teenagers. The band is spending the summer touring the U.S. and will play in front of hundreds of thousands of fans, during their own headline shows and with Blake Shelton for a select number of dates. On September 9th, The Band Perry will perform as part of the 2014 Fashion Rocks concert broadcast on CBS from the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, NY during Fall Fashion Week. 

Big & Rich's Gravity Set to Blast Off

Big & Rich's Gravity Set to Blast Off
with Historic Launch on September 23rd

Duo to Appear on TODAY Concert Series, The Queen Latifah Show, The Chew, Imus in the Morning, Huckabee, and more
  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 21, 2014) –  Gravity, the latest album from hit-making duo Big & Rich since 2011, is set to hit stores on Tuesday, September 23rd with a major roll-out.  As part of Gravity’s release, Big & Rich are promoting their current hit single, “Look At You,” and setting the stage for album release week where John Rich and Big Kenny will be making stops in both New York City and Los Angeles.

The dynamic duo, who are celebrating their 10th anniversary, are scheduled for the TODAY show on Thursday, September 25, 2014, powered by a full band performance.  In addition, they will perform on Imus in the Morning, Huckabee, The Better Show and make an appearance on The Chew.  After leaving the Big Apple, Big & Rich will head to Los Angeles to appear on The Queen Latifah show among others.  Full details with air dates will be released soon.

Gravity, which contains 11 tracks, is the multi-platinum act’s fifth studio album and the inaugural project of their new label, Big & Rich Records.

Gravity Track Listing:
1. Look At You
2. Lovin' Lately (feat. Tim McGraw)
3. Gravity
4. Brand New Buzz
5. Rollin' Along
6. Run Away With You
7. Lose A Little Sleep
8. Don't Wake Me Up
9. That Kind of Town
10. Thank God For Pain
11. I Came To Git Down

 About Big & Rich:
Big & Rich is comprised of Kenny Alphin and The Celebrity Apprentice winner John Rich. The multi-platinum hit duo have garnered multiple GRAMMY, ACM, CMA and CMT Music Award nominations and were recently nominated as the 2014 ACM Vocal Duo of the Year. Their current single "Look At You" which is racing up the charts is from their forthcoming studio album to be released this Fall. Their first studio album, Horse of a Different Color, includes their hit infectious single, "Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)." Other hits include, "Comin’ to Your City," "8th of November" and their #1 hit "Lost in this Moment." "Comin’ to Your City" is nearing a decade as the theme song for ESPN’s College GameDay show.


Country Music Hit-maker Coined by Rolling Stone Country For “Best Live Show”
Electric Performer Touring All Summer With Major Festival Stops

Chris Janson

Chris Janson

NASHVILLE, TN (August 21, 2014) – Country music entertainer Chris Janson will join the legendary Merle Haggard next week, for two sold-out shows at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. Recently named by Rolling Stone Country as one of the “Top 10 Artist You Need To Know,” Janson will light up the stage as the opening act for Haggard during both shows on Monday (8/25) and Tuesday (8/26).
"It's an incredible honor to play on this show and I'm humbled. It's hard to even find words to describe...this is a career milestone for me and I'm beyond grateful," shares Janson. "It's just a few shorts steps from the back door of Tootsie's where I had my first gig and a lot of hard work later to make it to the Ryman with Merle. A dream come true!"
Janson has garnered national attention for his energetic live performances, as he was noted by Billboard Magazine as “The New Wave of Country Music,” “Artist Worth Your Attention,” by The Boston Globe and “Best Live Show” by Rolling Stone Country. While playing more than 100 shows this past year, the singer has reached capacity crowds at multiple tour stops. This summer, he made his mark at major festivals such as Country Thunder, We Fest, Creekfest, as well as Deer Assic Classic, and has opened for some of the biggest names in music including Lynyrd Skynyrd, Florida Georgia Line, Hank Williams Jr. and Haggard. Since his Grand Ole Opry debut last year, Janson has been asked to perform on the coveted stage over 50 times.
The talented songwriter began writing at 18-years-old, and has scored cuts with notable artists such as Tim McGraw (“Truck Yeah”), Justin Moore (“Off The Beaten Path”) and Parmalee (“Back In The Day. The Perryville, Missouri, native first broke onto the Nashville music scene when he landed a year long, four show a day gig at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge on Nashville’s Lower Broadway.
 Photo Credit: Courtesy of Country Music Association
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Chris Janson

Mitch Goudy Performs and Tee’s off for a Good Cause Benefiting Operation Troop Aid

Time to Get #ROWDIE as Mitch Goudy Performs and Tee’s off for a Good Cause Benefiting Operation Troop Aid

Country Music Association’s ‘Who New to Watch’ 2014 artist Mitch Goudy is ready to Tee It Up for a great cause, performing and participating in a celebrity golf tournament benefiting Operation Troop Aid (OTA) Sunday and Monday, September 14 and 15, 2014. 
“To be a part of this event is such an honor,” states Mitch Goudy. “I met Mark Woods, Founder/CEO of OTA earlier this year at Country Radio Seminar and I admire everything he does for our U.S service members. I wrote a very special song Dark Red in support of our troops and I’m looking forward to being a part of this and help make a difference!”
Mitch is just one of the celebrities to perform at the Tin Roof (1516 Demonbreun St/Nashville TN) Sunday, September 14th for the Tee ‘N’ It Up for Troop Aid Kickoff Concert. Doors open 5:30pm, show starts at 6pm. This event, which is hosted by Trailer Choir, is open to the public and tickets are just $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Tickets are now available at the Tin Roof or by calling 615-995-9316. 
Mitch proves he is up to par by hitting the green the next morning (Monday, September 15th) for the Tee ‘N’ It Up for Troop Aid Celebrity Golf Tournament at the Five Oaks Golf & Country Club (622 Five Oaks Blvd. / Lebanon TN). Hosted by Larry Gatlin of the Gatlin Brothers, he is joined alongside celebrities including Marty Roe (lead singer of Diamond Rio). This day will be filled with fun, memories and honor in remembrance of what our Troops have been through combating terrorism. To register for the golf tournament, visit   
Hailing from the cornfields of southeast Iowa, Mitch grew up with a sense of pride about who he is and a strong notion of what he believes. His latest single, Ain’t My Fault, is getting great feedback by his #ROWDIE fans along with industry personnel and radio stations. Folks are calling him “the new Brad Paisley” and “one of country music’s bright new stars.” You can view the official music video for this song on VEVO, and YouTube. This single is off his upcoming album, which will be released late October.    
His interest in country music began when he first picked up a guitar after suffering a traumatic knee injury that would forever limit his ability to play sports. His dad bought him that first guitar, put it in his hands and said, “Let’s see what you can do.” At that moment, Mitch found his passion and never gave up on it. Since then, he’s been rocking stages large and small across the country.

Stories Behind The Country Music's Greatest Hits

NASHVILLE SONGWRITER Reveals "Stories Behind The Country Music's Greatest Hits"

 BenBella Publication Includes Songwriting Tips From Music City Elite; Available In Stores September 9th  

Nashville, TN (August 20, 2014) - A hit song resonates across generations, genders and backgrounds.  These #1s become "our songs."  They are the soundtrack to our lives.  The songs themselves become timeless, and the stars who sing them become legends.  Every song tells a story and, in his new book NASHVILLE SONGWRITER 
(The Inside Stories Behind Country Music's Greatest Hits), music biographer Jake Brown reveals these stories - and one of Music City's best-kept secrets.  The book will be available September 9 from BenBella Books, at popular online retail outlets including  Amazon and in major book retail chains nationwide including Barnes&Noble, IndieBound, !ndigo and Books-A-Million.  

The book exposes the fact that the majority of hits were written or co-written by an elite club of Music City songwriters, 20 of whom are exclusively interviewed within its 300-plus pages.  Presented in one volume are the "stories behind" many of the most memorable songs of our lives.  Writers featured include Craig Wiseman, Dean Dillon, Bob DiPiero, Bill Anderson, Sonny Curtis, Tom Shapiro, Kelley Lovelace, Rivers Rutherford, Tom T. Hall, Wayne Carson, Chris Dubois, Dallas Davidson, David Lee Murphy, Freddy Powers, Jeff Silbar, Brett James, Ashley Gorley, Lee Thomas Miller and Neil Thrasher.  As a bonus, exclusive commentary from Country music superstars Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and John Rich is included.  

NASHVILLE SONGWRITER features American classics like "Always On My Mind" (performed by Willie Nelson), "Jesus Take the Wheel," taken to the top by Carrie Underwood, and the Tim McGraw release, "Live Like You Were Dying."   Additional artists / titles explored are:

Kenny Chesney "The Good Stuff," "Living in Fast Forward," "Summertime," "Out Last Night," "When the Sun Goes Down," "There Goes My Life" 

Brooks & Dunn "Ain't Nothing 'Bout You"  

George Strait "Blue Clear Sky," "The Best Day," "Famous Last Words of a Fool," "I've Come to Expect It From You," "Ocean Front Property," "Give It Away," "Living and Living Well"  

Rascal Flatts "Fast Cars and Freedom

Lady Antebellum "We Owned the Night," "Just a Kiss
Brad Paisley "Remind Me," "Then," "Ticks," "Online," "Whiskey Lullaby," "When I Get Where I'm Going," "Mud on the Tires" 

George Jones "Tennessee Whiskey
Luke Bryan "Play It Again," "Crash My Party," "That's My Kinda Night" 

Jason Aldean "Big Green Tractor" 

In addition to these never-before-revealed stories behind the songs, aspiring songwriters will find countless gems of wisdom about the craft and career of songwriting itself.  A few samples from the book: 

"To be successful in songwriting, you have to write because you love it, not because you're driven to get rich doing it." 
John Rich of Big & Rich  

"When I hitchhiked down here when I was 18 years old, it wasn't because I thought I'd get rich off of it, it was because I loved it.  As far as advice to the next generation of songwriters: write, write, write, write and write some more.  I'll leave you with this: I can promise you that your 500th song will be better than your first one." Dean Dillon, 2013 BMI Icon Award winner 

"When you write a lot, you do get better at it.   You learn about yourself, you push yourself, you grow, and if you do it a lot, too - a lot of it is to just do it." 
Craig Wiseman, Nashville Songwriters Association International 2009 "Songwriter of the Decade"  

"A good title and a good melody and some honesty - there's your formula for a hit right there." 
 - Dallas Davidson, 2013 & 2012 ACM Songwriter of the Year

Award-winning Music biographer Jake Brown has written 35 published books since 2001, featuring many authorized collaborations with some of Rock's biggest artists, including 2013 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Heart (with Ann and Nancy Wilson), living guitar legend Joe Satriani, Heavy Metal pioneers Motorhead (with Lemmy Kilmister), late Hip Hop icon Tupac Shakur (with the estate), celebrated Rock drummer Kenny Aronoff, late Funk pioneer Rick James, superstar Country music anthology Nashville Songwriter (featuring interviews with Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, etc.) and the all-star Rock producers anthology Behind the Boards, among many others.  Brown has also appeared as the featured biographer of record on Fuse TV's Live Through This series and Bloomberg TV's Game Changers series, and received national press in Rolling Stone Magazine, CBS News, The Hollywood Reporter, USA Today,, Guitar World Magazine, Billboard, Huffington Post, Yahoo News, etc.  In 2012, Brown won the Association for Recorded Sound Collections Awards in the category of Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Country Music News International Newsletter August 20. 2014

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Special First-Time Performance Of New Single “What We Ain’t Got” With Songwriter Travis Meadows
#1 Smash “Beachin’” Certified Platinum

Photo 1: Jake Owen Beach Party 2014 aerial view
Photo Credit: FlyHi Films
Photo 2: Jake Owen performs for capacity crowd
Photo Credit: Nick Rau
Photo 3:  Jake Owen receives commemorative plaque for Platinum certification of #1 smash “Beachin’” from his Sony Music Nashville family
Pictured (L-R): SVP, Marketing Paul Barnabee, VP, Sales Caryl Healey, Jake Owen, Chairman & CEO, Sony Music Nashville Gary Overton
Photo Credit: Alan Poizner
Photo 4: Pictured (L-R): Chairman & CEO, Sony Music Nashville Gary Overton, Assistant VP, Writer-Publisher Relations, BMI Clay Bradley, Brandon Gill and Clint Higham, Morris Higham Management, Jake Owen, Dale Morris and Mike Betterton, Morris Higham Management, and VP, Writer-Publisher Relations, BMI Jody Williams
Photo Credit: Alan Poizner
Nashville, TN (August 19, 2014) – After announcing across his social sites just days before, country star Jake Owen threw Nashville’s largest beach party for fans last night, Monday (8/18) at BMI. Taking it up a notch from the wildly successful block party last year, the capacity crowd gathered for the talented singer’s free concert, where he performed a dynamic set, including his PLATINUM-certified, #1 summer anthem “Beachin’.” Music industry insiders were also on hand to present Jake with a plaque for his Beachin’ milestone pre-show.
Concert highlights included songwriter Travis Meadows joining Jake onstage for a memorable performance of his emotional new single “What We Ain’t Got” and special guest Mike Posner appearing for a crowd-jumping rendition of “Cooler Than Me.” Lee Brice, Sonia Leigh, Dan + Shay and Brothers Osborne also made surprise appearances throughout the night and openers Old Dominion and The Cadillac Three got the crowd revved up.
Jake is currently on his major nationwide headlining run - DAYS OF GOLD TOUR 2014 - which delivers the party atmosphere with a stage set designed to resemble his hometown Riverside Café, including tiki bars, nautical ropes and palm trees. Presented by Discover Boating, the sizzling tour covers 75-plus cities.
Touring in support of his latest album DAYS OF GOLD, the RCA Nashville project is the follow up to the GOLD-certified BAREFOOT BLUE JEAN NIGHT album, which has sold well over 5 million tracks.
Previously taking home ACA and ACM Awards, the Vero Beach, Fla., native has ascended to one of Country music’s leading male vocalists with five #1 smashes – GOLD-certified hits “The One That Got Away,” “Anywhere with You,” PLATINUM-certified “Alone with You,” “Beachin’” and 2X PLATINUM “Barefoot Blue Jean Night.”

9th Annual Smithfield Music's Aiken & Friends Fest Line-Up Announced

9th Annual Smithfield Music's Aiken & Friends Fest 
Line-Up Announced

Coastal Virginia Event Runs October 3 & 4; Talent, Charm & History Combine To Benefit Youth Music Education

Patty Reese

Norfolk, VA (August 19, 2014) --Smithfield Music's Aiken & Friends Fest returns to Smithfield, Virginia for its ninth year with an outstanding talent lineup, one-of-a-kind educational seminars and more.  Performing at this year's event are Fest founder and Northwind Records' artist Mike Aiken,  talented singer/songwriter Tim Buppert (Trisha Yearwood, Billy Ray Cyrus, Mike Aiken), Washington Area Music Association award-winning entertainer Patty Reese (2009 Album of the Year, Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year), Folk/Rock/Americana duo Moors & McCumber, American Soul-inspired Caleb Hawley Band, popular Piedmont stylists M.S.G. Acoustic Blues Trio, area favorites Snuff Trio (featuring Chuck Larson, Norman Harrell & Robbie House), Mississippi native and Southern/Soul singer/songwriter Adrian Dickey, 16-year-old sensation Evan Button, the Mike Aiken Band, and local teen songstress Mollie Taylor.  Also appearing will be three songwriters who will compete for their stage slots via Fest open-mic nights scheduled for September.  Proceeds from the Fest benefit area youth music education. 


M.S.G. Acoustic Blues Trio
"We're definitely taking a turn towards more Piedmont, Delta and American Soul music this year," observes Mike Aiken.  "We like that Americana, Country and Roots have a wide base and we embrace it all in our genuine original music festival.  It's a unique weekend experience that will be great for all."


Smithfield Music's Aiken & Friends Fest has become well known for its quality workshops and this year is honored to feature acclaimed musician Rich Eckhardt (Toby Keith, Blake Shelton) as the host of its popular Guitar Workshop.  Rounding out the educational offerings are the Songwriting Workshop (hosted by Mike Aiken) and Indie Music Promotion (presented by Northwind Records' executive Amy Aiken).

Weekend Pass $35 - all events, concerts, workshops
Songwriters-in-the-Round (Friday only) $25

Saturday All Day -Field Pass $20 advance, $25 day of show (12 & under FREE with paying adult)


Friday, October 3, 2014   7 p.m. to 10 p.m.   (Doors open at 6 p.m.)
Smithfield Little Theater - 210 N. Church St., Smithfield, VA
Songwriters-in-the-Round concert featuring Mike Aiken, Patty Reese and Tim Buppert

Saturday, October 4, 2014  11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

All performance times are approximate and are subject to change.

Workshops - times TBA

Indie Music Promotion

River Stage

12:30-1:30 p.m. - Open Mic Winners

2:30-3:30 p.m. - Moors & McCumber

5:00-6:00 p.m. - Caleb Hawley Band

7:45-9:00 p.m. - Mike Aiken Band


Castle Stage

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Evan Button / Mollie Taylor

1:30-2:15 p.m. - Adrian Dickey

3:45-4:45 p.m. - M.S.G. Acoustic Blues Trio

6:30-7:30 p.m. - 'Snuff Trio' featuring Chuck Larson, Norman Harrell & Robbie House

Taylor Swift - Neues Album "1989" erscheint am 28. Oktober

Taylor Swift kündt Pop-Album "1989" an und stellt erste Single "Shake It Off" vor
Taylor Swift, Taylor Swift - Neues Album 1989 erscheint am 28. Oktober ++ Neue Single Shake It Off feiert Weltpremiere
Taylor Swift, Taylor Swift - Neues Album 1989 erscheint am 28. Oktober ++ Neue Single Shake It Off feiert Weltpremiere

Taylor Swift - Neues Album "1989" erscheint am 28. Oktober ++ Neue Single "Shake It Off" feiert Weltpremiere
Die Rekordsängerin meldet sich mit einem neuen Album zurück und legt zum ersten Mal ein reines Pop-Album vor! "1989" - benannt nach ihrem Geburtsjahr - wird am 28. Oktober veröffentlicht und kann ab sofort vorbestellt werden. Die erste Single "Shake It Off" feierte Weltpremiere und ist ab sofort als Download erhältlich. Auch der Videoclip wurde bei einem exklusiven Yahoo!-Livestream-Event von Taylor Swift vorgestellt.

Gleich drei Geheimnisse lüftete Rekordsängerin Taylor Swift gestern Abend während eines weltweiten Yahoo! Livestreams aus New York City: Neues Album, neue Single, neues Video! Ihr fünftes Studioalbum "1989" erscheint am 28. Oktober und wird zum ersten Mal ein reines Pop-Album sein! Im Livestream erzählte die 24-Jährige, dass sie sich von den späten 80er Jahren inspirieren ließ. „Das neue Album war für mich eine Wiedergeburt, es ist so neu… und da ich am 13. Dezember 1989 geboren wurde, heißt das Album 1989“, erklärte sie die Entstehung des Namens.

Die erste Single "Shake It Off" feierte Weltpremiere und wurde gemeinsam mit den Fans im Livestream-Studio tanzend gefeiert. Das Video zum Song, der gemeinsam mit Überproduzent Max Martin entstanden ist, wurde ebenfalls zum erstem Mal vorgestellt.


Legendary Country Music Couple to Release HEARTS LIKE OURS on September 30, 2014
NASHVILLE, TENN. (August 19, 2014) - On August 4, country and bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White (of country music's The Whites) celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary.  Over the course of more than three decades of marriage, Skaggs and White have savored every moment of their lifelong commitment to one another.  With both of their respected careers cemented into the country music history books, one might find it hard to believe that the couple has never recorded an album together.  That all changes on September 302014 when Skaggs and White release their first-ever studio album, Hearts Like Ours.
In 1987, the pair won a CMA Vocal Duo of the Year award for "Love Can’t Ever Get Better Than This," but White was touring with her family band and Skaggs was on fire with his solo career, so releasing a full project wasn't possible at the time.  Skaggs and White are beyond thrilled to finally release their first full project.
"Hearts Like Ours is a dream come true for Sharon and I," says Skaggs.  "Being married for 33 years, you really get to know someone's heart. I know hers and she knows mine, and you can hear that on this CD.  I loved getting to work with her.  She knows what she wants."
White notes, "I am so happy that Ricky and I have finally done a duet CD, which we have wanted to do for years and I think our hearts are in the right place to do this now.  It was great to pick songs together and share ideas about how we wanted to do them.  I have always enjoyed making music with Ricky so this album is the fulfillment of a dream of my heart."
The 13-track album, releasing on Skaggs Family Records, is produced by Skaggs and White and features the couple dueting on handpicked country love songs.  The album includes songs written by some of the industry's top songwriters including Connie Smith and Marty Stuart-penned tunes, "Hearts Like Ours" and "I Run To You," Bob DiPiero and Keith Sewell's "Forever's Not Long Enough," Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz's "Hold On Tight (Let It Go)," Leslie Satcher and Buddy Jewell's "When I'm Good And Gone" and the late Townes Van Zandt's "If I Needed You," among others.
About Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White
With 12 #1 hit singles14 GRAMMY® Awardseleven IBMA Awardseight ACM Awards and eight CMA Awards (including Entertainer of the Year), Ricky Skaggs is truly a pioneer of Bluegrass and Country music.  Since he began playing music more than 50 years ago, Skaggs has released more than 30 albums and has performed thousands of live shows.  Skaggs and his band, Kentucky Thunder, continue to keep the tour trail red hot, performing more than 80 live dates each year.  He started his own record label, Skaggs Family Records, in 1997 and has since released 12 consecutive GRAMMY®-nominated albums.  Last year, the Grand Ole Opry member released his first-ever autobiography, "Kentucky Traveler."  The book details the life and times of Skaggs and provides a descriptive history of Country and Bluegrass music, as told by the master himself.
Sharon White is a member of beloved country-gospel family band, The Whites, and has been making music alongside her father Buck and sister Cheryl for more than four decades.  They originally began as a Bluegrass group, but the family trio became well known for their string of Country hits in the 1980s, including "Hangin’ Around," "Give Me Back That Old Familiar Feeling," and "Pins and Needles."  The Whites are Grand Ole Opry members and combine a respect for – and mastery of – traditional country and bluegrass with a refreshing style in each of their performances.  They were involved in the 2001 hit movie and soundtrack, O Brother, Where Art Thou?and have gone on to win multiple awards, including GRAMMY®CMA and Dove Awards, among others.



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