Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Streisand’s First Album of Songs Written by Her Longtime Collaborators, Alan & Marilyn Bergman, to Debut on Columbia Records August 23, 2011

LOS ANGELES, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The incomparable Barbra Streisand’s long-cherished desire to release an album of music with lyrics exclusively written by her collaborators and friends, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, will be achieved with her latest release What Matters Most- Barbra Streisand Sings the Lyrics of Alan and Marilyn Bergman for Columbia Records.  The ten song album, and deluxe edition, will be available August 23, 2011.  

“What Matters Most” is Ms. Streisand’s first new album since the September 2009 release of “Love Is The Answer,” which debuted at Number One, making her the only artist to achieve number one albums in five consecutive decades.
The new album, which Streisand personally produced, is comprised of ten Bergman songs which Streisand has never previously recorded.  Included in the set are the Academy Award winning songs “The Windmills of Your Mind” (from the 1968 film The Thomas Crown Affair);  “So Many Stars” (originally a hit song for Sergio Mendes &  Brazil ’66); “Nice ‘n’ Easy” (popularized by Frank Sinatra); and “That Face” (first recorded by Fred Astaire) .  The CD will be packaged in a jewel box with a 24-page color booklet.
The deluxe edition CD will include ten previously released performances of Barbra singing the lyrics of Alan and Marilyn Bergman including “The Way We Were”, “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers”, “Papa Can You Hear Me?” and “Pieces of Dreams”.
Reflecting on her long-held desire to devote an entire album to the amazingly varied and consistently inspired music of the Bergmans, Streisand noted, “Alan and Marilyn Bergman have a remarkable gift for expressing affairs of the heart.”
The affection and respect between lyricists and artist is quite wonderful.  “When we write a song, we hear Barbra,” said lyricists Alan and Marilyn Bergman.  “She makes the connection from the heart to the mind, and it emerges through her voice.” 
According to the RIAA, Barbra Streisand is the #1 best selling female recording artist in history and the only woman to make the Top 10 all time best selling artists list, which includes Elvis Presley and The Beatles. Over the course of her career, Streisand has recorded 50 gold, 30 platinum and 13 multi-platinum albums, all records for female performers.  An artist of unparalleled accomplishments in multiple entertainment fields, Streisand has made her mark as an award winning actress of stage and screen, recording artist, concert performer, movie producer, film director, author and songwriter. (She won an Academy Award for writing the music to “Evergreen” – the theme song from “A Star Is Born”)
Having earned two Oscars (Best Actress and Best Song), five Emmys, ten Golden Globes, eight Grammys, a special Tony Award (in 1970 as “Star of the Decade”), and two Cable Ace awards, she is the only performer to hold honors from all of those institutions.   In addition, Streisand is a recipient of the American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award, the National Endowment for the Arts Medal, two prestigious Peabody Awards, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and a Grammy Legend Award.  She’s also received the Kennedy Center Honors and most recently the MusiCares Person of the Year Award.
During their distinguished career Alan and Marilyn Bergman have been nominated for sixteen Academy Awards, winning three for “The Windmills of Your Mind” (1968) “The Way We Were” (1973) and the score for “Yentl” (1984).  “The Way We Were” also earned a Golden Globe and two Grammys.
SOURCE Columbia Records
Vince Gill Returns With "Threaten Me With Heaven"

Calls New Single "Crown Jewelof Forthcoming Album,Guitar Slinger

NASHVILLE, TN -- After a long and musically productive spell of writing, touring and recording with other artists, Vince Gillroars back on his own with "Threaten Me With Heaven,"which will be released in late summer and is his first single in four years.  The song is the opening salvo from his MCA Records album, Guitar Slinger, due out this fall.
Gill co-wrote "Threaten Me With Heaven" with his wife, singer/songwriter Amy Grant, Dillon O'Brian and Will Owsley.   
"Since the song was recorded, my friend Will Owsley took his own life, so the song has a profound impact on me now," Gill laments.  "In my lifetime, 'Go Rest High On That Mountain' has been the song that helped a lot of people through their grief. I think this one will in turn hopefully do the same thing. It's a powerful, powerful song.  I feel like it's the crown jewel of the new record."
And that's quite a statement, considering that this album includes some of the most poignant and moving songs of his career, such as "Bread and Water" and "If I Die." But the album also features fun, upbeat songs as well, and serves as a wonderful showplace for his guitar playing.  Gill wrote every song on the album, which was the first project recorded from start to finish at his new home studio.
"I feel like the emphasis has been on the songs and the songs have gotten better," he says. "They really run the gamut of what they are about, how they feel, how they sound. It's not an all-traditional record, it's not an all-contemporary record; it's all over the map, like I kind of have always been. But it doesn't feel out of step with anything I've done previously."
Guitar Slinger is the follow-up to his critically acclaimed four-CD, 43-song box set, These Days, which was certified platinum, won the 2006 Grammy for Best Country Album and received an overall Grammy Album of the Year nomination. "That never feels anything but great," he says of the album's overwhelming reception.
Gill didn't have any specific thoughts or themes in mind when he began creating the songs for Guitar Slinger. Instead, he just let his creativity flow. "I had no expectations of what it would sound like in my home studio," he says. "I've never recorded in my house before. So I discovered an awful lot about how the rooms sound, and it's a real warm record.
"I don't know what it is, but it's so different than most studios in that there are windows all the way around the room. You look out and see trees. There's such a great spirit running around in the house and in the rooms that all the musicians have raved about the vibe. It's real low key; it's not commercial-feeling at all."
Guitar Slinger epitomizes coming home for Gill for several reasons. Not only did he record in his home, but he is joined on the album by his wife, Amy Grant, and their daughters Jenny, Sarah and Corrina. "Corrina makes her debut at nine on this record in a very dark song," he says of "Billy Paul." "It's a song about a friend of mine who took his life after he took someone else's life. It's very, very dark, but I love that in music. I was always drawn to music with those kinds of things."
Despite his unbelievably pure tenor voice and his jaw-dropping guitar playing, Gill always keeps the song first and foremost in his focus. "All I ever want to be is honest, truthful and authentic," he says. "The thing I've learned as a musician, record producer and part of a cast that does what it is that we do is that the most important thing is to serve the song. It's not to show off and play the most you can play or sing the most you can sing. It's all in how do you serve this song the best and what keeps the song the real focal point of what you're doing."
Gill has sold more than 26 million albums, won 20 Grammys and 18 CMA Awards, including Entertainer of the Year twice. He has been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
In recent months, the congenially collaborative Gill has jammed with rocker Alice Cooper at a Nashville Predators game, backed Keb Mo, Crystal Bowersox and Sarah Darling on their individual Grand Ole Opry debuts and recorded with the Blind Boys of Alabama and blues guitarist and singer Joe Bonnamassa. He recently appeared on the CBS-TV tribute special Girls' Night Out: Superstar Women of Country. His duet with Carrie Underwood of "How Great Thou Art" has been viewed on YouTube by more than 6 million people.

 NASHVILLE, TN -- Next year, country music superstar Vince Gill will add a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to his list of honors that includes inductions into the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
The Walk of Fame honorees for 2012 include actors Jennifer Aniston, Richard Burton, Kate Winslet, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Lopez and Adam West, music legends Barry White, Hal David and David Foster, the band Heart and cartoonist Matt Groening.
This will be his family's second star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His wife, singer/songwriter/author Amy Grant, received a star in 2006.
Gill moved to Los Angeles when he was 19 and lived there from 1976 until 1983. "It was one of the best times in my life," he says. "I have a great fondness for it.
"When I lived out there, I was such a young person that I hadn't really accomplished much of anything," he says. "So even the thought of one day having a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was preposterous. It was silly. It wasn't even in the realm of my thinking.
"I walked up and down Hollywood Boulevard and said, 'There is so-and-so.' I never thought for one second, 'I will have one of these one day.'
"Amy has one out there, which is really neat. I got to go out there and experience that with her. When I found out that I would be getting one too, I said, 'If you could just put it next to Amy's that would be awesome.'"
When Gill moved to Los Angeles, he quickly discovered that he was surrounded by many of the musicians he had admired while growing up in Oklahoma City, Okla. "The most amazing thing was that it seemed to me that everybody I was really nuts about was out there," he says. "It was mind-numbing to me who I could go hear play. Those guys I had seen on the back of record jackets were playing in the clubs."
The first time he performed in Los Angeles was at the Troubadour. He played in Sundance, a bluegrass group fronted by Byron Berline that opened for Guy Clark. "It turns out Emmylou Harris was there, and Rodney Crowell and Guy Clark," he says,
"all of these people that I had no idea how they would shape my future. There they were right off the bat, and we hit it off. I don't think I could have found a better place to go at that age. It would have been a much better situation for me than coming to Nashville at that time. It was really an amazing place to be."
Gill first began writing songs while living in Los Angeles. "I was a seriously struggling musician, so I was also out there playing on the Redondo Beach for tips and borrowing cars to get around in and first getting my feet under me," he says. "The scale of that place was so much bigger than anything I could have ever imagined - miles and miles of people and freeways and oceans and mountains. It was insane. I had never been to a place that big.
"It was a wild time, I assure you," he says. "I couldn't believe that there was that much stuff going on and that many people. At 19, you are wide-eyed and yet to see much of anything. It was a wonderful experience and I am grateful for that stretch of time. It really puts you in your place in a humbling way. You thought you were a pretty good musician and go out there and then say, 'Gee whiz, everybody in every bar and club and studio is pretty amazing.'"
In 1979, Gill joined Pure Prairie League as the lead singer and recorded three albums with the band, the first of which produced the 1980 hit "Let Me Love You Tonight."  After leaving the band in 1981, he joined Rodney Crowell's band, the Cherry Bombs, where he worked with Tony Brown and Emory Gordy Jr., who would become his producers.
In 1983, he signed with RCA Records and moved to Nashville. He released his debut album the following year. His debut mini-album Turn Me Loose (produced by Gordy) was released the following year, featuring his first charting solo single, "Victim of Life's Circumstance." The Things That Matter, his first full album, was released later that year, featuring two Top 10 hits: a duet with Rosanne Cash on "If It Weren't For Him" and a solo hit with "Oklahoma Borderline." In 1987 he achieved his first Top 5 single, "Cinderella," from his album The Way Back Home. In addition to his solo career, he also worked frequently as a studio musician, wrote songs for other artists and toured with Emmylou Harris.
He signed with MCA Records in 1989 and reunited with Brown as a producer. His first MCA album, When I Call Your Name, established him as a force in country music and helped him nab his first Country Music Association trophy (Single of the Year) and Grammy (Best Male Country Vocal Performance). The hits and awards kept coming, and they haven't stopped since. The two-time CMA Entertainer of the Year is the only person to ever win five consecutive CMA Male Vocalist of the Year awards and the only songwriter to win Song of the Year four times for "When I Call Your Name," "Look At Us," "I Still Believe in You" and "Go Rest High On That Mountain."
Gill has sold more than 26 million albums and won 20 Grammys and 18 CMA Awards. He has been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Later this summer, he will release "Threaten Me With Heaven," his first new single in four years. This will be the debut single from his new album, Guitar Slinger, which
Luke Bryan Strikes Gold With Certification Of Current Single, “Country Girl (Shake It For Me)”
                                                    New Album, Tailgates & Tanlines In Stores August 9

Luke Bryan’s current single, “Country Girl (Shake It For Me)” has been certified Gold by the RIAA.  The up-tempo Top 10 hit is the lead single off Luke’s Tailgates and Tanlines album due out on August 9.  Co-written with songwriting vet Dallas Davidson, “Country Girl (Shake It For Me)” is Luke’s third Gold-certified single.

The song debuted at #1 in U.S. country digital singles sales with 105,498 downloads and is the fastest rising single of his career.  It follows Luke’s recent three back-to-back #1 singles "Do I," "Rain Is A Good Thing” and "Someone Else Calling You Baby," all from his Gold-certified album Doin’ My Thing.  

The Georgia born singer-songwriter isn’t showing any signs of slowing down soon. After an electrifying standout performance at the 2011 CMT Awards, Luke became the top-searched term on Google that evening.  Luke also appeared with the Doobie Brothers in the latest installment of CMT Crossroads, which aired last week.   

Fans can catch Luke on the road this summer with Tim McGraw’s “Emotional Traffic Tour,” and can look forward to his headline tour - “CMT ON TOUR: Luke Bryan Tailgates & Tanlines” launching this fall.

For more information, be sure to check out www.lukebryan.com.

Country Again To Be Released July 26th
(Milsap Music Group / Bigger Picture Group)

NASHVILLE, TN -- (June 28, 2011) – On July 26, country music legend, Ronnie Milsap will release his first country album in five years, Country Again.  This new 12-track release launches this summer with the first single “If You Don’t Want Me To”, also known as “The Freeze”.  Country Again is a joint venture between Milsap Music Group and Bigger Picture Group. With over 40 #1 Hits to his credit, Milsap is ready for more, “I’ve been very fortunate to have had a lot of successful records. Now it’s time to make some more.”

The first single, “If You Don’t Want Me To (The Freeze)”, hits radio July 18th. The music video for the song was filmed this past spring and showcases the dance craze, The Freeze, inspired by the song. To premiere Country Again, Milsap will return to the Grand Ole Opry stage on Saturday July 16th, where he has been a member since 1976.

Throughout the course of his career, Milsap has navigated his way through a variety of musical genres, most notably the country and pop markets, where he achieved outstanding success topping the Billboard Hot Country, Adult Contemporary, and Pop Charts. In 2009, he took on a new challenge and ventured into gospel music, releasing Then Sings My Soul: 24 Favorite Hymns and Gospel Favorites. With encouragementfrom Executive Producer Eddie Stubbs, Milsap is ready to come back to his roots with Country Again.

Tracks on Country Again:
  1. A Better Word For Love
  2. Country Again
  3. Cry Cry Darling
  4. You’re The Reason I’m Living
  5. Almost Mine
  6. Oh Linda
  7. Even Fools Get Lucky
  8. For A Minute There
  9. Fireworks
  10. On My Own
  11. Trapped In An Old Country Song
  12. If You Don’t Want Me To (The Freeze)

About Ronnie Milsap
Ronnie Milsap ranks as the top country soul singer of his generation selling over 35 million albums. He has 40 #1 Hits, six Grammy Awards, eight Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, and four Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards to his name. As a crossover artist appealing to both country and pop markets, Milsap is one of the heralding “crossover” artists between the two styles. His well-known hits include “It Was Almost Like a Song”, ”Smoky Mountain Rain”, “(There’s) No Gettin’ Over Me”, “I Wouldn’t Have Missed It for the World”, “Any Day Now”, “What a Difference You’ve Made in My Life”, and “Stranger in My House”.  Please visit www.ronniemilsap.com for further information.


Nashville, TN – George Strait’s newest hit single “Here For A Good Time,” which is already sitting at No. 20 on the Billboard country singles chart after only three weeks, is available now at all digital retailers. The single was his highest debut since his 2008 smash “I Saw God Today” and was the most added single at radio for two straight weeks.

Go to http://bit.ly/GStraitGoodTime to purchase “Here For A Good Time.”

“Here For A Good Time,” written by Strait, his son Bubba Strait and Dean Dillon, is the first single and title track to his upcoming album scheduled to be released this year. 

With a career spanning more than 30 years, George Strait has the most number one singles of any artist in history including Elvis (57 to date inclusive of all charts).  He has sold nearly 69 million records and with 33 different platinum or multi-platinum albums has the most RIAA platinum certifications in country music and the third in all genres, behind The Beatles and Elvis Presley. Strait was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006.

Strait’s last CD Twang debuted at #1 on The Billboard 200 chart and the Top Country Albums chart.  This is the fourth time in Strait's career that a new release has debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart and the 13th time debuting at #1 on the Top Country Albums chart.
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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Flatts Fest 2011
With Special Guests:
Check Out Some of the Fun Activities On-Site – Party Starts at 4pm!
Watch this video of Rascal Flatts talking about Flatts Fest!
Also…Win a Meet and Greet with Rascal Flatts!
St. Louis Foodbank will be on-site outside the front gates– help us raise 20 tons for the 20th Anniversary
of the Amphitheater! The fan who donates the most will win a meet and greet with Rascal Flatts


All dates, acts, and ticket prices are subject to change without notice.
Produced by Live Nation

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Important Day of Show Information

Motley Crue
With Support From
And Special Guests
New York Dolls
Parking Lot Opens: 5 pm
Gates Open: 6 pm
Show Begins: 7 pm
In case you missed the sneak peak – here’s a link to video of the 360 coaster
Tickets Still Available at Livenation.com and the Box Office
Get 4 Lawn or 4 Select Reserved for *$78
All dates, acts, and ticket prices are subject to change without notice.
*Price does not include service fee.
Produced by Live Nation

Rise Against and It Gets Better Project Announce Collaboration and Tackle Bullying In New Music Video for "Make It Stop (September's Children)"

LOS ANGELES, June 21, 2011  Rise Against and The It Gets Better Project ® are proud to announce a collaboration in conjunction with the release of Rise Against's new single, "Make It Stop (September's Children)" from their album Endgame, which debuted at number 2 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart.
The It Gets Better Project and Rise Against shift the spotlight to bullying via "Make it Stop (September's Children)," a topic Rise Against lead-singer Tim McIlrath says really hasn't been adequately addressed in the rock scene. "A number of events were the catalyst for the creation of Make It Stop, everything from the suicides in September 2010, to our own fans voicing their fears and insecurities from time to time," says McIlrath. "I decided to create the song as a response, and when I discovered the It Gets Better campaign and [It Gets Better Project co-founder] Dan Savage's commitment to such an important and concise message, I was moved. I immediately felt that if our song is the road, then the It Gets Better campaign is the destination. I hope the synergy between the two can reach people and make a difference."
"Tim McIlrath has written a powerful song," It Gets Better Project co-founder Dan Savage said. "With the release of 'Make It Stop' and the accompanying video, Rise Against is sending the message to its fan base that the bullying and harassment of LGBT teens needs to stop and that suicide isn't a solution."
Award-winning director Marc Klasfeld directed the "Make It Stop" music video in Chicago at Tim McIlrath's high school alma mater. "I've been a fan of Rise Against for a while and it was amazing to work with them on this special video," Klasfeld said. "As soon as I heard the song, I knew a powerful video could be made that could potentially help people and I jumped at the chance to be a part of it."
The video depicts the band performing the song in the high school gymnasium alongside moving scenes of individuals from the LGBT community experiencing and coping with bullying from their peers in high school. The music video also includes snippets of multiple youtube submissions provided by the It Gets Better Project, with individuals sharing their stories and letting viewers know that "it gets better." You can watch the video by clicking the links below, and embed using the code at the bottom of this release:
"Make It Stop (September's Children)" on Vevo
For some great background and more on the meaning behind the song and video, you can watch the video for the Behind The Scenes of "Make It Stop" at the link below:
Behind The Scenes
Rise Against is well known for lending their voice to causes as well as their close relationship to their fans. Past songs with a bent toward social activism have included "Ready to Fall" in support of PETA and "Hero of War", written in response to the military action in Iraq.
The It Gets Better Project is a non-profit organization created by syndicated columnist and author Dan Savage, who is featured in the video, and his partner Terry Miller in September 2010.  Eight months later, IGB has turned into a worldwide movement, inspiring over 10,000 user-created videos viewed over 35 million times.
To date, the project has received submissions from celebrities, organizations, activists, politicians and media personalities, including President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Lady Gaga, Adam Lambert, Anne Hathaway, Joel Madden, Ke$ha, Sarah Silverman, Ellen DeGeneres, the staffs of The Gap, Google, Facebook, Pixar, the Broadway community, and many more.
The website www.itgetsbetter.org is a place where LGBT youth can see how love and happiness can be a reality in their future, straight allies can support their friends and family members, and where anyone can share their story, take the It Gets Better Project pledge, watch videos of love and support, and seek help through the Trevor Project, GLSEN and the ACLU LGBT Project.
Please spread the word today by visiting www.riseagainst.com and taking the pledge at the It Gets Better Project's website, itgetsbetter.org.

SOURCE Interscope Records

Legendary Musician Gregg Allman Joins Merck and American Liver Foundation to Launch Tune In to Hep C Public Awareness Campaign

Benefit Concert to be Held in New York on July 27, the Eve of World Hepatitis Day

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J., June 21, 2011Merck (NYSE: MRK) (known as MSD outside the United States and Canada) today announced that Rock 'n Roll Hall of Famer Gregg Allman will work together with the company and the American Liver Foundation on Tune In to Hep C, a public health campaign to help raise awareness of chronic hepatitis C virus infection.  To help turn up the volume around hepatitis C a benefit concert featuring The Allman Brothers Band will be held in New York on July 27, the eve of World Hepatitis Day.

This week marks the one-year anniversary of Allman's liver transplant, which he received after his liver had become damaged from chronic hepatitis C infection.  Allman has returned to performing and recording music, and now wants to help raise awareness of hepatitis C.
"I'm excited to be working with Merck and the American Liver Foundation because there are many people who have been diagnosed with chronic hepatitis C, but aren't taking action.  I want to tell them, don't wait.  Doing nothing is not an option; they need to talk with their doctor," said Allman, a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band.  "I made the decision to take action and talk to my doctor, so that I could get back to making the music I love.  I want others to take that action too, and if I can help make that happen, I've done my job."
Nearly 3.2 million Americans have chronic hepatitis C virus infection, a potentially serious disease that can damage the liver over time and lead to cirrhosis, end-stage liver disease and liver cancer.  Many people infected with chronic hepatitis C do not know that they have the virus – approximately 60 to 80 percent of people infected with chronic hepatitis C virus do not have symptoms.
The American Liver Foundation (ALF) joined the Tune In to Hep C campaign to help elevate awareness of this important public health issue.  ALF is a national organization advocating for those living with liver disease and their families, and provides education, support and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease.
"We are thrilled to work with Merck and Gregg Allman to help educate and empower patients with chronic hepatitis C – this has been a focus of the American Liver Foundation for 35 years," said Newton Guerin, acting CEO and chief operating officer, ALF.  "People don't often talk openly about their hepatitis C, which contributes to misinformation and isolation for those infected with the virus.  Gregg's willingness to share his story will open the door for meaningful dialogue that can help reduce stigma and the lack of understanding surrounding chronic hepatitis C."
Merck recently announced the Hope Against Hepatitis C initiative, in which the company restated its long-standing commitment to supporting the hepatitis C community through a variety of public-private partnerships that will involve public education, patient support programs and collaborative research efforts.  Working with Gregg Allman and the ALF is an example of this ongoing commitment.
"When a person like Gregg Allman comes forward to speak about his personal experience, it is extremely powerful, and we are grateful to him for his commitment to helping motivate other people with chronic hepatitis C to take action," said Mark Timney, president, Global Human Health - U.S. Market, Merck.
About the Benefit Concert
The concert, Tune In to Hep C Presents The Allman Brothers Band, will take place at The Beacon Theatre in New York City on July 27, the eve of World Hepatitis Day.  The Beacon Theatre has special meaning for Allman, who has played there every year since 1991 with the exception of 2007, when the band had to cancel their performance because Allman was too ill from his chronic hepatitis C to play.  Tickets will go on sale tomorrow, Wednesday, June 22 at 12:00PM EDT.  Tickets are available at LiveNation.com, Ticketmaster.com, select Ticketmaster locations and charge by phone at 800-745-3000.  Tickets also will be available at The Beacon Theatre box office beginning June 23.
Proceeds from the benefit concert will be donated to community-based organizations that provide education and support services to people with chronic hepatitis C.
About Gregg Allman
Allman is a legendary performer who is both a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band and a critically acclaimed solo artist.  He has several gold records to his credit and his distinctive voice placed him on the Rolling Stone list of the "100 Greatest Singers of All Time."  More than 40 years down the road, Allman still loves making and performing music as much as ever.
In addition to his singing and playing, Allman wrote many of The Allman Brothers Band's most memorable signature hits, including the classics "Whipping Post" and "Dreams" from their self-titled debut album, "Midnight Rider" and "Please Call Home" from their second album "Idlewild South," and "Melissa" from 1972's classic "Eat A Peach" album.  The Allman Brothers Band went on to become the principal architects of Southern rock and were inducted into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame in 1995.  Allman's latest solo album "Low Country Blues" was released in 2011, debuting at No. 5 on the Billboard Top 200, the highest chart position of his solo career, and continues to gain critical acclaim and commercial success.
About The American Liver Foundation  
The American Liver Foundation (ALF) is the nation's leading nonprofit organization promoting liver health and disease prevention.  ALF provides research, education and advocacy for those affected by liver-related diseases, including hepatitis.
About Merck
Today's Merck is a global healthcare leader working to help the world be well.  Merck is known as MSD outside the United States and Canada.  Through our prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, and consumer care and animal health products, we work with customers and operate in more than 140 countries to deliver innovative health solutions.  We also demonstrate our commitment to increasing access to healthcare through far-reaching policies, programs and partnerships.  For more information, visit www.merck.com

New shows at Old Rock House

Adrian Belew Power Trio & Stickmen (feat. Tony Levin & Pat Mastellotto)
Wednesday, October 26th
Doors 7pm Show 8pm
$26 Advance $28 Day of Show $40 VIP (soundcheck / meet & greet 2 hrs before doors)
All Ages $2 Minor Surcharge
*OnSale Fri. 6/24 @ 5pm

In February 2006 guitarist Adrian Belew performed with the Paul Green School of Rock where he met drummer Eric Slick and his sister, bassist Julie Slick. In May 2006 Adrian announced that they would comprise his new power trio. Through the end of 2006 the trio toured throughout the East, South, & Western United States, followed by more touring (nationally and internationally) in 2007 and 2008.


Hawthorne Heights – Rescheduled Date
Tuesday, October 25th
Doors 7pm Show 8pm
$10 Advance $12 Day of Show
All Ages $2 Minor Surcharge
*Back OnSale Fri. 6/24 @ 5pm

The band’s career has been pretty eventful since breaking out of Dayton, OH, with 2004’s platinum debut, The Silence in Black, on the influential Chicago-based indie label Victory Records, on the heels of MTV and VH1 airplay for the single, “Ohio is for Lovers.” The 2006 gold follow-up, If Only You Were Lonely, debuted at 3 on the Billboard Album charts, producing the Top 10 Modern Rock smash, “Saying Sorry.”

Split Lip Rayfield & Legendary Shack Shakers
Saturday, November 12th
Doors 7pm Show 8pm
$15 Flat
All Ages $2 Minor Surcharge
*OnSale Fri. 6/24 @ 5pm

With over a decade of recording and performing under its belt, Split Lip Rayfield has demonstrated an uncanny ability to survive adverse conditions and swim against mainstream trends, to emerge as one of the Midwest’s most uncompromising bands. Split Lip hasn’t just carved a niche, it has sounded a firm and furiously independent tone that reverberates in the ears of music lovers from coast to coast.
The Legendary Shack Shakers’ hell-for-leather roadshow has earned quite a name for itself with its unique brand of Southern Gothic that is all-at-once irreverent, revisionist, dangerous, and fun. Led by their wildly charismatic, rail-thin frontman/blues-harpist, J.D. Wilkes, the Shack Shakers are a four-man wrecking crew from the South whose explosive interpretations of the blues, punk, rock and country have made fans, critics and legions of potential converts into true believers.

Old Rock House
1200 S. 7th St.
St. Louis, MO 63104


Friday, June 17, 2011

Auditions Continue This Summer in Portland, OR; San Diego, CA;
Pittsburgh, PA; Charleston, SC; Denver, CO; and Houston, TX
AMERICAN IDOL, television’s No. 1 show, begins its 11th nationwide search for the best undiscovered talent in the country in St. Louis, MO on Tuesday, June 28. The search for the next singing superstar continues in Portland, OR, on Saturday, July 2; San Diego, CA, on Friday, July 8; Pittsburgh, PA, on Friday, July 15; Charleston, SC, on Friday, July 22; Denver, CO, on Friday, July 29; and Houston, TX, on Friday, Aug. 26.
AMERICAN IDOL auditions will be held as follows:
Cities                          Dates                           Venues 
St. Louis, MO                   Tuesday, June 28                Scottrade Center
Portland, OR                    Saturday, July 2                Rose Garden
San Diego, CA           Friday, July 8                  Petco Park
Pittsburgh, PA                  Friday, July 15                 Heinz Field
Charleston, SC          Friday, July 22                 North Charleston Coliseum
Denver, CO                      Friday, July 29                 INVESCO Field at Mile High
Houston, TX                     Friday, Aug. 26         Reliant Park
Full details regarding the St. Louis auditions are below. Specific information on the subsequent audition cities will be announced shortly.
St. Louis AMERICAN IDOL Audition Information
WHO:            Men and women 15-28 years old as of June 26, 2011, who are eligible to work in the U.S. Some restrictions apply – please visit americanidol.com for specific information.
WHEN:           Tuesday, June 28
WHERE:  Scottrade Center
                1401 Clark Avenue
                St. Louis, MO 63103
HOW:    Wristbands will be distributed from approximately 7:00 AM on Sunday, June 26, until approximately 8:00 AM on Tuesday, June 28. Auditioners will not be permitted to camp out. Once auditioners obtain their wristbands, they will be asked to return to Scottrade Center by 5:00 AM on Tuesday, June 28.
Audition information, including forms and requirements, will be available online at americanidol.com. Visit americanidol.com for exclusive videos, interviews and photos from auditions, as well as special behind-the-scenes information and all of your AMERICAN IDOL news. For all photo requests, please go to foxflash.com.
Emmy Award-winning AMERICAN IDOL is produced by 19 Entertainment, a division of CKX, Inc. and FremantleMedia North America Inc. The series is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, XIX Entertainment, and executive-produced by Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.; Ken Warwick, Executive Producer, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.; and Nigel Lythgoe, President, Big Red 2 Entertainment. AMERICAN IDOL has been No. 1 among Adults 18-49 for the past seven consecutive seasons and currently ranks as the No. 1 television show of the 2010-11 season.

Thursday, June 16, 2011



Nashville, TN – RCA recording artist Jake Owen announced today that his third studio album, Barefoot Blue Jean Night, will be released on August 30.

“It is kind of ironic that my new album is being released on August 30, two days after I turn 30 and this is my third record,” says Jake. “This album is a big step for me and my career and I can’t wait for people to hear it.”

The forthcoming album includes 11 tracks, six produced by Joey Moi and Rodney Clawson and five tracks produced by Tony Brown.

The debut single, “Barefoot Blue Jean Night,” is the fastest rising single of Jake’s career. It has been racing up the charts since it was released and currently holds the No. 17 position on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart and is No. 16 on Country Aircheck.

“Barefoot Blue Jean Night” is currently No. 8 on the Digital Country Songs chart, selling over 44K which is up 41% from last week. To purchase the digital single, click here: http://bit.ly/dIbNWx

Jake hits the road with Keith Urban this weekend for the kick-off dates of the Get Closer 2011 World Tour, which begins on Thursday, June 16 in Biloxi, MS.

“I have always wanted to go out on the road with Keith,” says Jake. “He really inspires me as a songwriter, musician and entertainer. Keith is the real deal and one of the most amazing talents our genre has ever seen.”

“It meant the world to me that Keith called me up last week and invited me to join him on stage for a song during his set at LP Field,” reflects Jake. “Performing ‘Don’t Think I Can’t Love You’ with him was definitely a career highlight. To have Keith playing electric guitar and singing harmony with me on a song that I wrote was so awesome. Then, when the audience sang the words back to us at the top of their lungs, it was the coolest moment I have experienced in my career so far. It was surreal.”

Ronnie Dunn’s Self-Titled Solo Album Debuts At
#1 On Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart With Sales Of 45,000!

Nashville, TN – Ronnie Dunn’s first solo album, Ronnie Dunn, debuts at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart with 45,000 albums sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. Dunn’s self-titled Arista Nashville project debuts at #5 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart.

"Cost of Livin’," Dunn’s new single, shipped to radio stations this week. Music critics have singled out this track as an all-too-real everyman’s portrait. The New York Times shares that “by song’s end pride has mixed with fear in vivid fashion” and USA Today picked it as the “one to download.”

Ronnie Dunn calls this album "the one I've always wanted to make." Its depth of material includes the poignant smash first single, “Bleed Red,” to the energized cantina-country of the Dunn/Terry McBride co-write, “How Far toWaco,” and the devastating, heart-on-the-line balladry of the Dunn-penned “Last Love I’m Tryin’.”

The collection kicks-off with the party-time opener, “Singer in a Cowboy Band” (penned by Dunn and Craig Wiseman), and closes with another Dunn co-write, the soulful “Love Owes Me One.”

 Keep up with Dunn online anytime at www.RonnieDunn.com http://www.ronniedunn.com
NASHVILLE, TN – (June 15, 2011) - After wrapping an exciting time in Nashville last week with a show-stopping performance on the CMT Awards and the recent announcement of his headline tour- “CMT ON TOUR: Luke Bryan Tailgates & Tanlines” launching this fall, Luke Bryan has put the finishing touches on his new album, Tailgates & Tanlines, due in stores August 9.
The new album contains 8 songs co-penned by Bryan, including his current Top 15 hit single “Country Girl (Shake It For Me),” co-written with Dallas Davidson and co-produced by Mark Bright and Jeff Stevens.  The song is the debut single from the forth coming album and is the fastest rising single of his career.  It debuted as a #1 country digital single with sales of nearly 106,000 its first week.
 Tailgates & Tanlines is the follow up to Bryan’s GOLD-certified album Doin’ My Thing, which produced three back-to-back, co-penned #1 singles- “Do I,” “Rain Is A Good Thing” and “Someone Else Calling You Baby.”
Tailgates & Tanlines
1. Country Girl (Shake It For Me)- Luke Bryan, Dallas Davidson
2. Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye- Luke Bryan, Jeff Stevens, Shane McAnally
3. Drunk On You- Rodney Clawson, Chris Tompkins, Josh Kear
4. Too Damn Young-  Arlis Albritton, Casey Kessel
5. Don't Want This Night To End- Luke Bryan, Dallas Davidson, Rhett Akins, Ben Hayslip
6. You Don't Know Jack - Erin Enderlin, Shane McAnally
7. Harvest Time – Luke Bryan, Rodney Clawson
8. I Know You're  Gonna Be There - Luke Bryan, Ashley Gorley
9. Muckalee Creek- Luke Bryan, Patrick Jason Matthews
10. Tailgate Blues- Brent Cobb, Neil Medley
11. Been There, Done That- Luke Bryan, Rachel Thibodeau
12. Faded Away- Luke Bryan, Michael Carter
13. I Knew You That Way- Jay Clementi, Radney Foster

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

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