Movie review by Jon Patch with 4 out of 4 paws
A Star is Born
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Live Nation Productions and Warner Bros. Pictures present an R rated, 135 minute, Drama, Musical, directed by Bradley Cooper with screenplay by Cooper and Eric Roth with a theatre release date of 10/05/18.
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
• 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
• 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)
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