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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
• 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)
• 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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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.


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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Enter to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Australia 

PUEBLO, Colo. (September 15, 2011) – The Professional Bull Riders are teaming up with one of the hottest Australian country music groups around, The McClymonts, for a chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip for two to Australia to see the trio live Down Under! The McClymonts will also be giving multiple exclusive performances during the 2011 PBR World Finals in Las Vegas, Oct. 26-30.

The contest is simple: go to www.pbr.com/mcclymonts, watch the music video for their current single, “Wrapped Up Good,” and tell us the color of the winning race car in the video. The Grand Prize winner will be randomly selected from all eligible entrants who correctly identify the car’s color, and will receive a nine day/eight night trip to Australia in January 2012.

The sisters are from New South Wales, which is also the home of PBR riders Brendon Clark and Ben Jones, as well as brothers Jared and Pete Farley.

For the past four years, The McClymonts were named Best Group by The Australian Country Music Awards, and the trio’s most recent album, Wrapped Up Good, was #5 on the ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) End of the Year Charts. Their Wrapped Up Good Tour sold out all over Australia in 2010, and the group also shared some dates with U.S. country music stars Jason Aldean and Lady Antebellum, and even rocker Ozzy Osbourne.

Fans can check out some of The McClymonts’ latest hits at http://www.themcclymonts.net. Fans can also see the trio live during the 2011 PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals at the PBR Fan Zone and various after parties throughout the week. For the McClymonts full PBR World Finals schedule, please visit www.pbr.com

The 2011 PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals in Las Vegas will officially begin on Tuesday, Oct. 25, with the first-ever PBR Legends Reunion at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. This special day gives bull riding fans an opportunity to meet their favorite riders. Every rider who has competed since the PBR began has been invited to Las Vegas to participate in the largest PBR Meet & Greet ever. Just a few of the confirmed attendees include all 40 current BFTS athletes, and former stars such as Ty Murray, Cody Lambert, Cody Custer, Jerome Davis, Justin McBride, Jerome Robinson, Adriano Moraes and over 100 other current and former bull riders.

Only a limited number of PBR Legends Reunion packages are available. Each contains tickets to the Founders Forum, Alumni Meet & Greet, Heroes & Legends Ceremony, and the Built Ford Tough World Finals Kickoff Party, as well as a commemorative Legends Reunion ball cap and autograph book. PBR Fan Club members can purchase a Legends Reunion ticket for $75 by telephone at (800) 732-1727 or at www.TeamPBR.com. The general public can purchase a package that includes the Legends Reunion ticket and World Finals tickets for Round 1 on Wednesday and Round 2 on Thursday for only $150, a savings of $170, by telephone at (866) PBR-SHOW or at www.UNLVTickets.com.

The Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas will host the 2011 PBR World Finals, beginning Wednesday, Oct. 26, and continuing through Sunday, Oct. 30. Bull riding begins at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. Tickets are on sale now at the Thomas & Mack Center box office, at www.UNLVTickets.com and by telephone at 866-PBR-SHOW. For special PBR World Finals rates at the Mandalay Bay, please visit www.mandalaybay.com/PBR2011 or telephone (877) 632-9001. For more information on the Mandalay Bay, please visit www.mandalaybay.com or telephone (877) 632-7800.

About the Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR)
The PBR is the world’s premier bull riding organization. More than 100 million viewers annually watch over 400 hours of primetime PBR programming on VERSUS, NBC, CBS and networks around the world. The PBR has awarded over $100 million in prize money and 20 riders have earned over $1 million, including Justin McBride with $5.5 million – the most of any western-sports athlete in history. The PBR was nominated as 2010 Sports League of the Year at the Sports Business Journal Sports Business Awards, alongside the National Football League, National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball. Nearly 2 million fans attend Built Ford Tough Series and Touring Pro Division events each year. For more information on the PBR, go to www.pbr.com, or follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TeamPBR and http://twitter.com/TEAMPBR.

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