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Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association all pledge large donations prior to start of telethon
PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (December 13, 2016) – Nearly $500,000 of donations already have been committed before the Smoky Mountains Rise: A Benefit for the My People Fund telethon has even started. The telethon, which will be broadcast on GAC, AXS-TV, RFD and The Heartland Network at 8 p.m. (EST), already has received pledges from Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney and both the Academy of Country Music (ACM) and the Country Music Association (CMA).

The ACM donated $100,000 to the fund, with Taylor Swift matching the amount, while the CMA donated $125,000 accompanied by a matching donation by East Tennessean Kenny Chesney. Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam will make a special appearance during the telethon, which has grown to include a star-studded lineup of performers and phone bank operators. All of the celebrities are donating their time to help the effort.

“The donations that are already coming in are so special to me,” Dolly Parton explained. “It means there are a lot of people behind us and ready to help us. There is still so much need to support the people of the Smoky Mountains, but thanks to Taylor and Kenny and both the ACM and CMA for gettin’ us started with such huge donations.”

While the telethon is off to a good start, the need for funds is much greater. More than 1300 families have been displaced due to the wildfires which spread across Parton’s home area of Sevier County, Tennessee in late November. The entertainment icon established the Dollywood Foundation My People Fund to provide $1000 each month for six months to every family who lost their primary residence. Currently, the monthly pledge is in excess of $1.3 million each month.

Artists donating their performances to the effort include: Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Hank Williams Jr., Chris Stapleton, Reba McEntire, Alison Krauss, Michael W. Smith, Chris Janson, Big & Rich, LOCASH, Chris Young, Montgomery Gentry, Jamey Johnson, Cyndi Lauper, Don McLean, Amy Grant, Alabama, Aaron Lewis and Rhonda Vincent.

Although Dolly will be hosting the overall telethon, friends HLN’s Robin Meade, GAC’s Suzanne Alexander and Nan Kelly, The Bobby Bones Show’s Bobby Bones, SiriusXM’s Storme Warren, Crook & Chase hosts Lorianne Crook and Charlie Chase, NASH Nights LIVE’s Shaun Parr and Elaina D. Smith, and TuneIn Country Roads’ Kelly Sutton will share hosting duties throughout the 3-hour broadcast. Celebrities donating their time to answer phones include: Paula Deen and her sons Bobby and Jamie, Chrisley Knows Best cast members Todd, Julie and Savannah, Moonshiners’ cast members Mark and Digger, Nashville’s Charles Esten, cast members of Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors, country hit-makers Chris & Morgane Stapleton, Terri Clark, Mark Wills, Lee Greenwood, Larry Gatlin, T.G. Sheppard, Highway 101's Paulette Carlson, John Conlee, Ronnie McDowell, Kristian Bush, Tim Rushlow, T. Graham Brown, Dolly’s nieces Rebecca Seaver and Danielle Parton, bluegrass hitmakers Lorraine Jordan and Darrin Vincent, comedian Henry Cho, KC of KC and the Sunshine Band, hot new country artists Brett Young, Cassadee Pope, RaeLynn, Danielle Bradbury, Lucas Hoge, Denny Strickland, songwriter Becky Hobbs, and members of the Tennessee Titans.

Several other celebrities are sharing special video messages during the telethon including: Katy Perry, Carrie Underwood, Larry King, Steve Harvey, Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts, Kiefer Sutherland, and Today Show’s Willie Geist.

Smoky Mountains Rise also will be simulcast across multiple radio chains, including iHeart Media's digital and select on-air platforms, Cumulus Media's NASH Nights LIVE, TuneIn's Country Roads channel, RURAL Radio on SiriusXM plus cross-promotion on The Highway, Prime Country, Y2Kountry and The Garth Channel, CBS Radio, ABC Radio Networks, and several other platforms which are set to be announced shortly. All of the artists are donating their performances to help the effort. USAToday.com and USA Today National Networks will live stream the telethon on their affiliate newspaper websites, including all Tennessee newspaper sites Tennessean.com, Knoxnews.com, commercialappeal.com, jacksonsun.com, theleafchronicle.com, dnj.com, and others.

The My People Fund will provide $1000 each month to Sevier County families whose homes are uninhabitable or were completely destroyed in the recent Smoky Mountain wildfires. Any family who lost their primary residence (renters and homeowners) due to the wildfires in Sevier County will be eligible. A pre-application for those affected is available at dollywoodfoundation.org.

During the telethon, viewers will be asked to call 1-866-CARE MORE to donate to the My People Fund.

Anyone who would like to make a tax-deductible contribution to the My People Fund may visit dollywoodfoundation.org. For those wishing to send donations via mail, those contributions should be sent to: My People Fund, c/o Dollywood Foundation, 111 Dollywood Lane, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863.

Please help the Dollywood Foundation share the word about this effort by using the hashtags #MyPeopleFund and #someplacespecial.


About Smoky Mountains Rise:
Smoky Mountains Rise is a three-hour telethon broadcast on Tuesday, Dec. 13 to raise money for the Dollywood Foundation’s My People Fund to benefit those affected by the Sevier County, Tennessee wildfires. Smoky Mountains Rise is executive produced by Dolly Parton, Danny Nozell, Kirt Webster, Pete Owens and Scott Durand. Produced by Edie Hoback, Jeremy Westby, Shanna Strassberg, Nic Dugger, Suzzane Skinner, and Shantel Klinger.

About The Dollywood Company:
A highly-awarded and widely-recognized leader in the amusement industry, The Dollywood Company consists of the 150-acre Dollywood theme park; the 35-acre Dollywood’s Splash Country; Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort; and Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Cabins. As unique as its namesake and owner Dolly Parton, Dollywood is the 2010 Applause Award winner, the theme park industry’s highest accolade; winner of nearly 30 Golden Ticket Awards; and recipient of 25 Brass Ring Awards for Live Entertainment (more than any other theme park in the world). In 2014, Dollywood was named a top three US theme park by USA Today and TripAdvisor recognized Dollywood as a top 20 worldwide theme park in 2015. Dollywood is open nine months a year (late March through early January) and offers rides and attractions, shows, and a dozen crafters authentic to the East Tennessee region. Dollywood’s Splash Country, recognized by the Travel Channel as one of the country’s most beautiful waterparks and named 2009’s Must-See Waterpark by the International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions, operates from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The 300-room Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort provides guests spectacular mountain views and family-friendly amenities next door to Dollywood theme park and Dollywood’s Splash Country. Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Cabins offers luxurious cabin accommodations overlooking Dollywood. For more information, call 1-800-DOLLYWOOD or visit dollywood.com. Operating days and hours vary.

 
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Mississippi- based teenage sister pop/country trio SOUTHERN HALO will join host Jon Patch this Saturday, August 13, live on his Talkin’ Pets radio show.

Sisters Natalia, Christina and Hannah Morris launched an exclusive 10-week digital series, SOUTHERN HALO, across all Radio Disney Country digital platforms last week on August 1. Each Episode includes behind-the-scenes footage and rare insights in their life.

With their newest single/video, “Rewind,” currently rising on the MusicRow CountryBreakout™ Chart and a well-received debut performanceat CMA Music Festival last month, Southern Halo is bringing a new energy – and a new sound to Country.

 

WATCH SOUTHERN HALO SERIES:

RadioDisneyCountry.com: http://radiodisneycountry.com/

RDC Facebook: http://Facebook.com/RadioDisneyCountry

Radio Disney APP: http://radiodisneyapp.com

RDC Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdcountry

RDC YouTube: https://youtu.be/2o4qDYWOa5M

ABOUT SOUTHERN HALO

This soulful sister trio hails from the small town of Cleveland, Mississippi and features Natalia, Christina and Hannah Morris. Natalia, 19 years old, is the principal songwriter, guitarist and lead vocalist, while 17-year-old Christina plays drums. Younger sister Hannah, 16, is the group’s bassist. Since landing in the National finals of the 2014 Texaco Country Showdown, these Mississippi Delta natives have worked hard honing their craft. They recorded their first EP with Alabama’s Jeff Cook, and their fall 2015 CD, SOUTHERN HALO, with SESAC’s 2012 Writer of the Year Catt Gravitt (Kelly Clarkson, Jake Owen) and Gerald O’Brien (writer of hits for Martina McBride, Trace Adkins) at the helm. They headlined Sara Evans’ Rock The South Festival in Cullman, Alabama, performed at an elite pre-GRAMMY Awards show on the rooftop terrace of the GRAMMY Museum® at LA Live in Los Angeles and launched Townsquare Media’s “Say It With Pepsi” Concert Series in Illinois.

Stay Social with Southern Halo:

Website:www.southernhalo.net

FB: https://www.facebook.com/SouthernHalo

Twitter: @3halos   https://twitter.com/3halos

Instagram:  officialsouthernhalo

YouTube: southernhalorocks

The Mississippi Delta is revered as the birthplace of the Blues and Rock & Roll. Soon, it will also be recognized as the home of Southern Halo, a soulful sister trio hailing from the small town of Cleveland, Mississippi. Growing up in an area so rich in musical history had its benefits for Natalia, Christina and Hannah Morris: a close-knit family nurtured the girls love of music and community support helped boost the siblings’ confidence. Their first liveperformance was in Cleveland - at the Airport Grocery - when Hannah, the youngest, was just nine years old.

In the years since, Southern Halo has crafted a blend of “new” Country and Classic Country with a dash of Southern Rock to create CPR: Country/Pop/Rock. It’s a youthful, signature sound made immediately recognizable by the sweet sibling harmonies that are fast-becoming their trademark. The girls lay it all out on the line during their high-energy stage shows, honing their chops as openers for top-tier acts Brantley Gilbert, Eric Paslay, Tyler Farr, Randy Houser, John Michael Montgomery, Parmalee, Old Dominion, Jamie Lynn Spears, Craig Campbell, Uncle Kracker, Julie Roberts, American Young and B.B. King.

The stars aligned early for these three sisters: in 2014, Southern Halo made the National finals of the Texaco Country Showdown at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium® and recorded their first EP with Alabama’s Jeff Cook. Since then, they have headlined Sara Evans’ Rock The South Festival in Cullman, Alabama, walked the red carpet at the CMT Music Awards and secured an endorsement from Gibson Guitars. Earlier this year, the trio performed at an elite pre-GRAMMY Awards show on the rooftop terrace of the GRAMMY Museum ® at LA Live in Los Angeles and filmed a series for online distribution. They are featured on RADIO COUNTRY DISNEY and their music video can be seen on CMT, MTV and THE COUNTRY NETWORK. Southern Halo is one of a handful of all-female bands listed in a recent BILLBOARD article highlighting the next hottest Country music

trend.

“We’re still learning and we know it,” admits Natalia, who’s written with Mike Daly (Jason Mraz, Alanis Morissette), SESAC’s 2012 Writer of the Year Catt Gravitt (Kelly Clarkson, Jake Owen) and others. “We’re working hard and having a blast. This is what we all want – and we understand it has to be earned.” At 19, Natalia (pronounced Na ta Lee’ Ya) is the trio’s lead vocalist, primary songwriter, guitarist and principal spokesperson. Although when the sisters are together the words flow quickly from all three.

The music flows as well: their self-titled debut album, co-produced by Catt Gravitt and Gerald O’Brien, was released late last year. The disc is a mix of tempos and attitudes: happiness exudes from the grooves, and even heartache is uplifted by lively rhythmic treatments. MusicRow’s Robert K. Oermann says the sisters “harmonize like angels.” The trio’s current single, “Rewind,” follows the international success of their hypnotically-upbeat Country radio debut, “Little White Dress” (written by N. Morris, Gravitt and O’Brien).

“It’s been kind of insane,” confesses 17-year-old “wild child” drummer Christina. “We play out as much as we can, from coffee bars to big festivals to little listening rooms. Basically, we’re on stage as much as possible, but our biggest thrill to date was playing the Ryman Auditorium.”

For 16-year-old bassist Hannah the road is a way a life she embraces. The laid-back, free-spirited “baby” of the family can’t imagine life without music. “We’re in this together,” she says reflectively. “We don’t attend regular classes; we study intensively online. Everything is geared to give us more time to work on the music.”

No one can say the girls aren’t “working it.” Musical tastes differ – even among sisters. With a range of influences that runs the gamut from Vince Gill and Justin Timberlake (Natalia) to Dave Grohl and Pink (Christina) to Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber (Hannah), the creative forces in play are diverse.

The girls love to play – onstage and off – managing to live a basic teenage “experience.” Time is spent with family and friends and a menagerie that includes horses, dogs, cats, ducks, numerous fish, turtles and a hamster. Natalia enjoys running, while Christina loves to fish and go “mudding.” Hannah is an experienced equestrian who loves Hunter Jumpers. If music were off the table? “Nata” would work in music marketing, “Tinka” would take to outer space as a Cosmologist and Hannah would become a veterinarian.

In the meantime, compromise and balance carry the day – allowing Southern Halo to keep reaching for those perfectly-aligned stars.                                                                 5/29/16

www.southernhalo.net


Celebrity-Driven Headlines & Global News Premieres Country Newcomer Callie Twisselman's"Hung Me On The Line" Music Video 

 

Nashville, TN (October 26, 2015) - Celebrity-driven Headlines & Global News premieres Country newcomer Callie Twisselman's new music video, "Hung Me On The Line,"today, as the young star begins a two week stint as guest host on the popular television show Country Fix through November 8.

 

The video concept centers on a classic Western theme with modern-day twists.  Filmed primarily on the Twisselman family ranch in Cholame, California, additional locations include the Varian Ranch and Parkfield Café (Parkfield, CA), "Hung Me On The Line" features a saloon, horses, grasslands and loose women.  A gunshot echoes at the close of the clip, which fades out with shots of Twisselman, playing the cowgirl, riding away.  "Hung Me On The Line" is Callie's current single, following her recent Top 30 MusicRow CountryBreakout™ Chart hit, "Breathe."    

 

 
 

Producer/Director Sam Schneider (Super Bowl, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Memphis May Fire) assumed acting duties as well.  His appearances in the movies "Soldiers Horse," "David and Goliath" and the upcoming "Aquarius" served him well and his experience made for a powerful love interest-pairing with Twisselman, whose previous acting roles includes the movie, "Almost Salinas."   

  

Acting, singing and songwriting aren't Twisselman's only talents:  the young entertainer recently launched her own clothing line, Sassy Girl, and is wearing one of the label's signature white dresses in the video's opening scenes.  "We're new, and so we're always adding new pieces," explains Callie.  "Fall means wonderful neutral and earth tones - and I love fringe, so it's a real mix of stylish colors with a dash of fun." Sassy Girl features dresses, casual tank tops, blouses, vests and sweaters as well. 

The busy blonde will enter 100 MILLION households this week via Country Fix; fans can catch Callie on DISH NetworkBlue Highways TVHeartland TVAngel TwoThe Family Channel and AMG.  "There is so much going on right now," Twisselman admits.  "To have my video debut on Headlines & Global News the same day that the Country Fix shows begin airing is just incredible.  Folks are liking my music.  I am thrilled, excited, over-the-moon happy."

ABOUT CALLIE TWISSELMAN

Raised on her close-knit family's seventh-generation grain and cattle ranch in California, this petite blonde grew up riding horses, roping and competing in rodeos.  Callie's Mom sang in a Country band, and this star-in-the-making names Dolly Parton, George Strait, Johnny Cash and Shania Twain as musical influences.  Callie caught her own case of "stage fever" at the age of 10, and she's been performing ever since.  A talented singer/songwriter, she has entertained music lovers at Fairs and Festivals throughout California and Nevada, and graced the stage at Nashville's famed Bluebird Café.  She's opened for top-tier acts Florida Georgia Line, Lee Brice and Frankie Ballard, and with the Top 30 (MusicRow CountryBreakout™ Chart) success of her debut single, "Breathe," and now"Hung Me On The Line,Callieis spreading her wings and expanding her own touring base.  She just launched a new clothing line, Sassy Girl, and supports the Oral Cancer Foundation charity.  Twisselman enjoys shopping, songwriting and baking. 

Fans can purchase Callie's music at Amazon and iTunes.

Stay social with Callie:

Website:www.callietwisselman.com

FB: https://www.facebook.com/CallieBobsinMusic

Twitter: https://twitter.com/callietwiss

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Popular Country Newcomer Alexandra Demetree's Acoustic Music Video,"Outta My Head," Premieres Today On THE BOOT

 "Delivering a passionate and aching vocal somewhere between LeAnn Rimes and Kelly Clarkson, Demetree fits right in with today's country radio." -  Music News Miami


"She is an angelic songbird who has mastered her craft ... finding a gem like this is a rarity in any genre." - One Stop Country

 

 
 

Nashville, TN (October 22, 2015) -- Popular Country newcomer Alexandra Demetree's new acoustic music video, "Outta My Head,"premieres today on THE BOOT.  Filmed at a vast, aged warehouse in Nashville's historic Germantown district, the video is stunning in its stark simplicity.  Demetree's emotionally-charged vocal and the song's high-impact lyrics take center stage, while abundant natural daylight, a sense of space and timelessness play supporting roles.  Producer/director Brian Harstine's (Dolly Parton, Ke$ha) minimalistic approach kept the camera focused on Demetree, three supporting musicians (Josh O'Keefe, Jason Roller and Jaran Sorenson), and a few quirky "abandoned" props

 

Alexandra Demetree "Outta My Head" video

"It was a very straightforward concept," explains Alexandra.  "The entire focus was on showcasing the emotion and musical validity of the song in an organic way."  For Demetree, returning to the basics was an exciting challenge.  "To go back to square one and make an acoustic version of this dynamic, mid-tempo power ballad was just a fantastic experience." The single, produced by Bobby Huff (Reba, 3 Doors Down, Journey, Heart) and written by Mark and Cherie Oakley, is rising on the MusicRow CountryBreakout™ Chart, currentlysitting at # 60.  "Outta My Head" delves into the reminders left behind when a relationship ends:  the photos, the empty space beside the bed and more.  It's a tale that most listeners can relate to, and it follows the petite brunette's three previous successful Country radio releases, including the popular single/video duet of her own composition, "Lay It On Me," with The Bachelorette's Wes Hayden.  

Demetree wraps a four-day radio promotion tour of Oklahoma today; the tour will resume in a few weeks.  She continues to work on her upcoming EP.  Fans can learn more about Alexandra from recent features at The Daily CountryMusic News San FranciscoDigital Rodeo and One Stop Country.

ABOUT ALEXANDRA DEMETREE

Alexandra's first performance, at the tender age of two, was singing Christmas carols for her Grandma's bridge group.  Throughout her childhood, she sang in her church choir - in Latin.  Music quickly became Demetree's passion and her life goal - to the extent that this true "Southerner," traveled all the way to Illinois to secure a degree from Northwestern University's prestigious musical theater program.  With musical influences ranging from Motown, Celine Dion, LeAnn Rimes, David Nail, Garth Brooks, Adele and The Eli Young Band, it's no surprise that this native Floridian is an inspiring and energetic performer.  Demetree has entertained crowds at Festivals, Fairs and venues ranging from New York's world-famous Carnegie Hall to stages in Cape Town, South Africa.  She's performed for First Lady Barbara Bush, at Walt Disney World and at the Toyota Gator Bowl.  She's opened for Andy Griggs and toured with singer/actor Wes Hayden.  Alexandra has released three successful Country radio singles to date, including the popular single/video duet of her self-composed, "Lay It On Me," with The Bachelorette's Hayden.  The singer/songwriter is most comfortable wearing jeans and cowboy boots.  In her spare time, she enjoys creating Lebanese dishes, reading and traveling.  Demetree supports The Children's Hospital at Oklahoma University Medical Center and resides in Oklahoma City with her family.

Keep up with Alexandra online at http://www.alexandrademetree.com.

Fans can stay social:

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/alexandradsings

Instagram: https://instagram.com/alexandradsings/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alexandrademetree

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LUCAS HOGE

JUST ANNOUNCED – Newly signed to REVIVER RECORDS

NEW SINGLE “POWER OF GARTH,” to be released to mainstream country radio THIS SPRING

 

Summertime anthem “Flip Flops” premiered on Sirius XM’s The Highway and stirred up fan support in 2014

A small-town Hubbell, Nebraska native, Lucas’s hometown of 50 people came together to throw a farewell concert for him, donating $2,500 to fuel his dreams in Nashville.

Upon moving to Nashville, Hoge built a loyal fan base performing in honky tonks on Broadway.

Lucas won "Country Album of The Year" with his debut album Dirt, at the 16th Annual Los Angeles Music Awards, and was also named Contemporary Christian Singer/Songwriter Of The Year for his song "Get The Door.”

Lucas received his first nomination in the ICM (Inspirational Country Music Awards) as ICM’s “New Artist of The Year” 2011. Lucas gained recognition in the Christian Country genre when he answered a woman’s dying wish and wrote a song inspired by her poem. “How Was I To Know” quickly became a favorite debuting at # 66 and climbed all the way to number two (#2).

Lucas appeared at the ICM Awards as a presenter and is nominated for “Best Male Vocalist” 2012. His song “Have I Done Something” is the # 1 song on the Christian Country Charts for November 2012.

Hoge has proved to be a TV darling, with his song "If I Only Could," featured in the hit television show, Smallville, inclusion in the Sunday Night Football commercial campaign with Faith HillToby Keith's Christmas special, GAC's Tom's Wild Life, (which features his song "Give A Damn"), and Animal Planet's Last Chance Highway, in which he starred as himself, a singer/songwriter who has volunteered to help rescue dogs in the south and transport them nor to their new forever homes.

Lucas also penned and performs the show's theme song, "Last Chance Highway," which was released to iTunes in 2010 by the Discovery Network. He's appeared on The Today Show, Inside Edition, The Daily Buzz, Daytime TV, and many more. 

Hoge is currently on tour, performing in major markets across the U.S. On May 19, he will head out on the Wrangler National Patriot Tour, performing in Alaska on several coast guard bases.


An avid supporter of the U.S. military,
Lucas has toured Denmark, Norway, Sweden and has traveled to the Middle East to perform for our troops. His songs “Soldiers Creed” and “Medal of Honor” are featured on his Music for Our Troops CD. Since, Lucas has become involved with ThanksUSA.org, which is a charity that helps military families with education scholarships.

Lucas is also is the official spokesperson for Guardian Angels for a Soldiers Pet, a group that fosters animals for our soldiers while they are stationed overseas.

Lucas made his debut performance at the Ryman in Nashville, TN in 2011 performing with the legendary George Jones and Lucas received a standing ovation.

Born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts and raised across the border in Coal Branch, New Brunswick, Canada, THE ROYS possess a sound that is rich and identifiable.
Sought-after entertainers on the New England circuit, THE ROYS eventually moved to Nashville, signing with Rural Rhythm Records.
Their debut album, Lonesome Whistle (2011), was met with critical acclaim. THE ROYS newest musical venture is the album New Day Dawning (2012)
and features the single "Still Standing."
THE MUSIC: New Album: Gypsy Runaway Train (Available June 4, 2013)
Previous Album: New Day Dawning (2012)
Previous Single: “Still Standing”
Debut Album: Lonesome Whistle (2011)
Record Label: Rural Rhythm Records
Website: theroysonline.com
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
• New Day Dawning debuted at #2 on Billboard Bluegrass Albums Chart
• 2012 Inspirational Country Music (ICM) Bluegrass Artist of the Year
• 2012 Inspirational Country Music (ICM) No. 1 Inspirational Country Single (“I Wonder What God’s Thinking”)
• 2011 Inspirational Country Music (ICM) Bluegrass Artist of the Year
• 2009 & 2010 Inspirational Country Music (ICM) Duo of the Year
• "Coal Minin’ Man" (Lee Roy/Matthew J. Rogers) from Lonesome Whistle CD Nominated for SPBGMA Song of the Year (2012)
• Lonesome Whistle hit #2 on The Alternate Root Top-66 International Bluegrass Chart and #7 on the Top-20 Bluegrass Albums Chart in Cashbox Magazine
• "Coal Minin’ Man" (single) hit #1 on Power Source Magazine Top-35 Songs Chart
• "Coal Minin’ Man" (single) hit #3 on the Bluegrass Unlimited Top-30 Songs Chart and Bluegrass Music Profiles Charts
• "Trailblazer" spent 14 weeks on the European Hot Disc Chart, Peaking at #4
• "Coal Minin’ Man" #1 on the European Country Chart for 2 Weeks
• Roughstock’s Ones To Watch: Class of 2011
PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS:
• Performed for President George W. Bush at Andrews Air Force Base on his final day in office
• Performed the National Anthem at the Tennessee Titans/Denver Broncos game (2011), Red Sox at Fenway Park and the NASCAR Truck Series
at The Kansas Speedway
• Performed with George Jones, Lady Antebellum, Jason Aldean, Chris Young, Blake Shelton, Doyle Lawson, Janie Fricke, Collin Raye, Alan Jackson,
Ricky Skaggs, Sara Evans, Rhonda Vincent, Phil Vassar, Neal McCoy, Jimmy Fortune, Dailey & Vincent and the Oak Ridge Boys
• Bluegrass Nights At The Ryman 2012
• CMA Music Fest 2012
• Tamworth Country Music Festival 2012 (Australia)
PERSONAL PROJECTS / CHARITIES:
• Hosts of the 2013 Christmas 4 Kids Celebrity Golf Tournament
• Co-hosted the 2012 Christmas 4 Kids Celebrity Golf Tournament with Tennessee Titans’ Placekicker Rob Bironas
• Compassion International Spokespersons: "Respond With Compassion" Campaign 2011- 2012
• Compassion International mission trip to Bogota, Columbia, South America (August 2010)
TOUR SPONSOR:
Team RealTree Outdoor Energy Drink: The number one energy drink brand for living outdoors, featuring the 16 oz. metal re-sealable bottles,
different camouflage patterns for flavor variations and the distinctive Team RealTree logo. Available in White Buck, Blaze Orange, AP Citrus, Pink
Lemonade and Low-Carb Cream Soda.

WAYLON JENNINGS’ GOIN’ DOWN ROCKIN’
IN AMAZON’S TOP 20 BEST SELLERS IN MUSIC CHART
AND #2 ON THEIR TODAY’S COUNTRY CHART,
#14 ON BILLBOARD’S COUNTRY ALBUMS CHART


Featured on NPR’s Flagship Program All Things Considered
And Awarded 4 Stars by Rolling Stone


Nashville, Tenn. (October 5, 2012) -- A decade after his death, Waylon Jennings continues to be one of country music’s most beloved artists while winning over a new generation of fans who have embraced his final recordings, Goin’ Down Rockin’. Released September 25th (Saguaro Road Records), Goin’ Down Rockin’ is one of Amazon.com’s best sellers, climbing into the Top 20 of their Music Chart as well as #2 on the Today’s Country Chart and debuted at #14 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart.

The album was the subject of an NPR profile on their top rated show, All Things Considered, this week (http://www.npr.org/2012/10/02/162163568/waylon-jennings-the-last-recordings-of-a-dreamer). "It was almost shocking when I first heard it," singer Jessi Colter, who was married to Jennings for more than 30 years, says in the interview. "It took me several times to be able to listen to it. It sounded like he was there, that he's opening his heart to you, and he's telling you how he feels." Goin’ Down Rockin’ also is the subject of a country music radio special, airing on over 60 stations in North America.

Critics have joined Jennings’ fans in welcoming these treasured recordings. Rolling Stone magazine gave the album four stars, calling it “…raw songs delivered in a weary but still magnificent baritone…a winner, a dignified badass to the very end.” Upon hearing the album, Mojo declared, “it’s apparent here that they don’t make ‘em like Waylon anymore.” His peers concur; Buddy Cannon, producer for Kenny Chesney, Jamey Johnson, George Jones and others reflects, “It's so great to hear Waylon's voice with new music. For any Waylon fan, this is sacred."

One of the all time greatest country music vocalists, Jennings was also the founder of the Outlaw movement, received two Grammy Awards, and multiple Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music awards. 11 of his albums hit #1 on the country charts, with 16 #1 singles. In all, 54 of Jennings’ albums have charted and more than 100 singles cracked the country and pop charts. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001.

LEE BRICE’S SOPHOMORE ALBUM, HARD 2 LOVE,
IN STORES NOW, RECEIVING RAVE REVIEWS

Hard 2 Love Debuts With Two Tracks in the Top 10 on iTunes Country Songs Chart

The New York Times – “…one of the year’s most impressive country albums.”
– Jon Caramanica

USA Today – “…Hard 2 Love is as well-crafted a set of country tunes
as you’ll hear all year.” – Brian Mansfield

Billboard – “Brice is gearing up for many more trips to the top
with music this good.” – Chuck Dauphin

Lee Brice: Hard 2 LoveNashville, Tenn. – (April 25, 2012) – Award-winning singer/songwriter, Lee Brice, launches his new album, Hard 2 Love, with the lead single, “A Woman Like You,” having reached No. 1 and the next single, “Hard to Love,” hitting radio now. With Hard 2 Love, an ACM Award for “Song of the Year,” and his first No. 1 as a vocalist, Brice’s career is soaring to new heights.

Brice’s high-profile media blitz began with co-hosting duties on the No. 1 national morning show “Today” on March 20 and continues through the next two weeks. This week, Brice is back in New York promoting the new album and has already appeared on “Fox & Friends,” CNN’s “Showbiz Tonight,” and “Imus In The Morning.”

In the event you have missed one of these appearances, you can click on the link below:

“Fox & Friends” - http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/fox-friends/index.html#/v/1577960844001/after-the-show-show-lee-brice/?playlist_id=86912

“Imus In The Morning” - http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/1580204048001/

Next week, Brice is off to the West Coast to make his late night debut on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on Monday, May 1, followed by a “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” performance later in the week (date TBD). He will also will appear and perform on the mid-day syndicated “The Better Show” on Wednesday, May 2. His busy week will end back east with a visit to “Huckabee” to tape on Saturday, May 5, and will air on May 12.

Hard 2 Love gives audiences a glimpse into Brice’s current place in life. In addition to songs explicitly written by Brice for his fiancé and son, the album contains an assortment of songs that cover a multitude of emotions from boisterous party songs to songs about coping with the loss of a loved one.

Brice commented on the selection of tracks: “Everything on the new album is very pertinent to who I am right now and where I am in my life. I have some very personal stuff on there, and had to be really honest with it. Hopefully, folks will see that.”

In addition to co-producing the album, Brice has co-written eight of the 13 tracks. 12 of these songs are currently charting inside the iTunes Top 200 songs on the Country chart. Hard 2 Love is available now in stores. For further information, please visit www.leebrice.com.

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Chart-topping Country Artist Receives Endorsement
From America’s Best Selling Beer

Nashville, TN - (April 20, 2012) Country Star Lee Brice, whose #1 single, “A Woman Like You,” was recently certified Gold, is the newest addition to the Bud Light family of select country artists endorsed by Anheuser-Busch. The long-term endorsement deal will expose Brice to a broader audience of fans nationwide through Anheuser-Busch’s extensive marketing platforms and reach.

Brice, who is busy touring and preparing for the release of his album, Hard 2 Love, on April 24 took time out to comment on this new partnership.

“Looks like all the years I spent supporting Bud Light are paying off,” Brice commented upon the news of being backed by the beer powerhouse. “I’m honored that they recognized my efforts. We will make quite a team!” Brice joins a multitude of country stars that have been endorsed by the Anheuser- Busch subsidiary including Tim McGraw, George Strait and Dierks Bentley.

Over the next few weeks, Brice has a jam-packed schedule with national TV appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” “Fox & Friends,” “Huckabee,” "IMUS in the Morning," “The Better Show,” and CNN’s “Showbiz Tonight.” Fans can also see him live as he will be visiting the following cities in the next couple months:

04/20 – Fayetteville, AR – SLR Yard
04/21 – Star City, AR – StarDaze Festival
04/23 – New York, NY – Joe’s Pub
04/26 – Louisville, KY – 4th Street Live
04/27 – Savannah, GA – Desperado’s
04/28 – Charlotte, NC – Coyote Joe’s
04/29 – Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum
05/04 – Murray, KY – CFSB Center
05/10 – Ruston, LA – Rabb’s Steak and Spirits
05/11 – Jasper, TX – Jasper Lions Club Rodeo Ground
05/12 – Mission, TX – Las Palmas Race Park
05/18 – Topeka, KS – Landon Arena
05/19 – Batesville, MS – Springfest
05/23 – Ship Bottom, NJ – Joe Pop’s Shore Bar
05/24 – Foxborough, MA – Toby Keith’s I Love this Bar & Grill
05/25 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun – Wolf Den
05/26 – Roanoke, VA – Elmwood Park
06/01 – Bloomington, IN – Bluebird Nightclub
06/02 – Harlan, KY – Harlan Poke Sallat Festival
06/08 – Sparta, IL – World Shooting & Recreation Complex
06/09 – Lincoln, NE – Celebrate Lincoln Festival
06/16 – N. Lawrence, OH – Clay’s Park Amphitheater
06/17 – Big Flats, NY – Tag’s Summer Sound Stage
06/22 – Oshkosh, WI – Country USA
06/24 – Cardott, WI – Chippewa Valley – Country Fest
06/29 – Bluefield WV – Mitchell Stadium
06/30 – Huntington, WV – Harris Riverfront Park

For further information on Lee Brice and a complete list of tour dates, please visit, www.leebrice.com

Tim McGraw - (Nashville, Tennessee) -- February 1, 2012 – Emotional Traffic, Tim McGraw’s much anticipated studio album debuts this week on Billboard’s Country Album chart at #1. 

In hitting the top spot, Emotional Traffic carves a notch as McGraw’s 13th album package from Curb Records to top the charts at #1 in its first week of release. The new McGraw offering posted sales of over 67,000 units to best all competition in the brief span since its January 24 release date.  The critically acclaimed album also landed  at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 chart.
 
The latest McGraw release is also home to his current hit single, Better Than I Used To Be, which is currently #22 and on the rise on the Billboard Country Singles chart.His previous #1 single,  Felt Good On My Lips, also included on the new package was certified digital gold just days prior to Emotional Traffic hitting the streets.
 
McGraw’s longtime producer, Byron Gallimore spoke recently to Associated Press entertainment writer Chris Talbott about the new release, noting:  “We’re certainly happy with it and feel like it’s one of our best. We’ve got a great batch of songs on here, and I’m just excited that it’s getting out there…I feel very strongly about this record.”
 
With a remarkable dynasty of 32 #1 singles and 44 million units of music sold, Emotional Traffic launches 2012 as a good year for McGraw’s legions of fans.
 
About Tim McGraw:
The release of Emotional Traffic is a fresh reminder of the unparalleled superstar presence Tim McGraw has carved in the music industry since the 1994 impact of his first #1 single Don’t Take The Girl skyrocketed him to national visibility and instant stardom. His most recent hit single, Felt Good On My Lips continues the now three decade history of #1’s on Billboard charts.  With over 9 million spins logged at radio, McGraw was deemed the “Artist of The Decade (2000-2010) by Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems.  He was won multiple Grammy® Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 11 CMA Awards, 10 American Music Awards, a trio of People’s Choice Awards and numerous other industry awards and accolades to varied to mention. His creativity has branched from music to acting—having starring roles in such films as the Oscar nominated blockbuster, The Blind Side (2009)  and a breakthrough to major film in the 2004 release of the critically acclaimed Friday Night Lights.

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