Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Join the Rockettes As They Bring A New Dance Program That Gives Aspiring Dancers The Chance
To Learn The Rockettes Choreography And Precision Technique

October 22, 2012 (New York) – The Rockettes announced today a new dance program, The Rockettes Master Class, as the Rockettes travel to cities across the U.S. providing dance students that cannot make it to New York the opportunity to learn alongside the legendary Rockettes and what it takes to become a part of the iconic dance company. The class will take place in St. Louis on Sunday, November 18, 2012 at Downtown Dance Center.
The Rockettes Master Class, a Rockettes Experience, is a unique chance for local dancers to learn the precision technique and signature choreography that has made the Rockettes such national icons.  As part of the Rockettes dance education programming, the class is an intensive one day opportunity for aspiring dancers in the intermediate to advanced level with experience in ballet, jazz and tap to study under the direction of the Rockettes. The program includes seven hours of comprehensive training, the chance to learn the signature Rockettes kickline and Parade of the Wooden Soldiers choreography, Q&A session with an inside look at what it takes to become a Rockette including important tips on how to successfully audition, a commemorative warm-up jacket and a photo opp with the Rockettes!
Known for their rich history, unrivaled talent, strength, precision and athleticism, the Rockettes are a legendary New York dance company. This year, the Rockettes celebrate 85 years of performing in New York City, commemorating a legacy spanning more than eight decades with dynamic performances and precision technique. The Rockettes innovative choreography and classic glamour has been beloved by millions of fans across the nation, as they have continually remained iconic role models for generations of women. Each of the Rockettes achieved their lifelong dream of becoming a Rockette through hard work, determination, dedication & dreaming big!
For more information on the Rockettes Master Class, visit

About MSG Entertainment
MSG Entertainment is one of the country's leaders in live entertainment. MSG Entertainment creates, produces and/or presents a variety of live productions, including the Radio City Christmas Spectacular featuring the Radio City Rockettes. MSG Entertainment also presents or hosts other live entertainment events such as concerts, family shows and special events in the Company’s diverse collection of venues. These venues include Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, the Theater at Madison Square Garden, the Beacon Theatre, the Chicago Theatre, the Forum in Inglewood, CA, and the Wang Theatre in Boston, MA. More information is available at
ooVoo & MTV JAMS Present
with special guests Miguel & Elle Varner
Sunday, December 9 at 7:30 pm
At The Fabulous Fox Theatre!
$68, $58 & $48
A limited number of Gold Circle seats are also available.
Limit of 8 tickets per customer.
On-Sale Information:
Tickets on sale Friday, October 26 at 10 AM!
Purchase tickets at the Fox Box Office or by calling 314/534-1111. 
Order tickets online at
Trey Songz has unveiled details of his upcoming “Chapter V World Tour Presented by ooVoo,” appropriately titled after his fifth studio album, CHAPTER V. The 25 date U.S. tour will stop at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on December 9.  RCA recording artists Miguel & The Kaleidoscope Dreams Experience and Elle Varner will join Songz as special guests of the tour. 

“As I enter this next chapter of my life, what better way than to celebrate with the very people who have made me who I am today; MY FANS and my Angels. They are continuously there for me and as we embark on the Chapter V World Tour, I plan on giving them the experience of a lifetime. I can't think of anyone else I would rather share my stage with, than two artists who are at the forefront of our genre, Miguel and Elle Varner. We're moving R&B forward and I look forward to touching so many cities and countries over the coming months. I would also like to thank Larry and my good friends at ooVoo for presenting the Chapter V World Tour. Today, social media plays such an important role in our lives and I appreciate ooVoo's commitment to keeping me connected with my Angels and fans all around the world, by connecting us anywhere and at any time through video chat rooms, video messaging, and screen sharing. I’m looking forward to celebrating with you all,” Songz says of the upcoming “Chapter V World Tour Presented By ooVoo.”
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Neal Schon Continues On His Journey With The Release Of The Calling

In Rock Star Fashion, Neal Schon Celebrates the Milestone of his Engagement to Real Housewives' Starlet Michaele Salahi with the Release of his Seventh Solo Album

-- Taking a detour from his main job as lead guitarist for iconic rock band  Journey , the multi-talented  Neal Schon  has put the finishing touches on his latest solo album,  The Calling  - which will be released by Frontiers Records WORLDWIDE on  Monday, October 22, 2012 .
To view the multimedia asset associated with this release, please visit:
Produced by, and featuring, Schon on all guitars and bass,  The Calling  reunites Schon with former Journey band mate,  Steve Smith , who lends his virtuoso drum talents to all 12 tracks on the new album and GRAMMY Award-winning special guest  Jan Hammer  (Jeff Beck, Mahavishnu Orchestra,) recorded Moog synthesizer solos on two tracks –  Fifty Six  and  Tumbleweeds .   Igor Len , an accomplished classical, jazz and film composer who had previously collaborated with Schon, is featured on acoustic piano throughout  The Calling album.
Recorded at Berkeley's famed Fantasy Studios during a break from Journey's busy touring schedule, Neal recorded the album completely from scratch in just four days.  Neal once again teamed up with  Dan Barnett  (Journey: Live In Manila) to produce the video for the first single and title track from  The Calling , filmed entirely in San Francisco and Marin County.  The long-form video is available now at  iTunes .
Schon has earned 19 Top 40 singles and 25 gold and platinum albums, was awarded the prestigious "Legend Of Live Award" at the 2011 Billboard Touring Awards, and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005.  As the only member to record on all of Journey's albums, Schon continues to lead the band today in its latest incarnation.
In demand as one of the leading guitarists of his generation, Schon uses custom PRS Neal Schon LTD Private Stock guitars made especially for Neal by Paul Reed Smith.
"It's a thrilling, edgy, ballsy, inspiring, and beautiful work that sounds as purposely constructed as a symphony piece.  Less-blessed composers and guitarists can now take a moment to cry..."   - Guitar Player Magazine   – U.S.
"Nothing short of a six string symphony!"  –  ROCK iKON Magazine   – UK
"The Calling has a series of well-composed, skillfully executed and produced mixed instrumental pieces that Schon has adorned with his lead work."  – Metal Discovery   – UK

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Taylor Swift Announces RED Tour

October 27, 2012
Taylor Swift announced Friday that she will launch a North American stadium and arena tour in early 2013 in support of her blockbuster new album, RED. Taylor made the special announcement in partnership with ABC News on tonight’s primetime TV special “All Access Nashville with Katie Couric – A Special Edition of 20/20.” RED was released this week to widespread worldwide critical acclaim and has already topped the iTunes album sales charts in 40 countries.
On The RED Tour, Taylor is currently slated to headline 58 shows in 45 cities in 29 states and 3 provinces in 2013. The tour will kick-off on March 13 in Omaha, Nebraska and continue through September. Acclaimed singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran, whose duet with Taylor from her RED album, “Everything Has Changed,” has already reached the #1 position atop iTunes all-genre Top Songs chart, will be a special guest on all of the shows on the tour.
The 2013 dates will include nine stadiums – Detroit’s Ford Field, Dallas’s Cowboys Stadium, Toronto’s Rogers Centre, Winnipeg’s Investors’ Group Field, Vancouver’s BC Place Stadium, Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field, Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field, Foxborough, Mass.’s Gillette Stadium and Chicago’s Soldier Field.
The RED Tour will be produced and promoted by The Messina Group (TMG). At Taylor’s request, every show will include tickets priced at under $50. The first tickets will go on sale on November 16th, and on-sale information is available now at and TMG is a partner of AEG Live, one of the top live entertainment companies in the world, which produces world tours featuring internationally renowned artists and regional concerts and festivals.
Taylor’s RED Tour is set to be one of the most-anticipated musical events of 2013, as Taylor’s live shows are renowned worldwide for bringing her music to life with what Variety has dubbed “supreme spectacle” and Billboard has hailed as an “overwhelming experience…that blended the pacing, the music and the artist's personality in a way that transfixed.” During the course of every show, Taylor plays a variety of instruments and performs her biggest hits and fan favorites from her four Big Machine Records albums.
“I didn’t think I could be any more excited about my RED album, but then I start thinking about how I’m going to put the new show together for The RED Tour,” says Taylor. “I have so many ideas about how to really bring this music to life, and I can’t wait to share the new show with all my fans!”
The TAYLOR SWIFT RED TOUR will include the following:
March 13 & 14 Omaha, Nebraska
March 18 & 19 St. Louis, Missouri
March 22 Charlotte, North Carolina
March 23 Columbia, South Carolina
March 27 & 28 & 29 Newark, New Jersey
April 10 Miami, Florida
April 11 & 12 Orlando, Florida
April 18 & 19 Atlanta, Georgia
April 20 Tampa, Florida
April 25 Cleveland, Ohio
April 26 Indianapolis, Indiana
April 27 Lexington, Kentucky
May 4 Detroit, Michigan
May 7 Louisville, Kentucky
May 8 Columbus, Ohio
May 11 & 12 Washington, DC
May 16 Houston, Texas
May 21 Austin, Texas
May 22 San Antonio, Texas
May 25 Dallas, Texas
May 28 & 29 Glendale, Arizona
June 1 Salt Lake City, Utah
June 2 Denver, Colorado
June 15 Toronto, Ontario
June 22 Winnipeg, Manitoba
June 29 Vancouver, British Columbia
July 6 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
July 20 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
July 27 Foxborough, Massachusetts
August 1 Des Moines, Iowa
August 2 & 3 Kansas City, Missouri
August 6 Wichita, Kansas
August 7 Tulsa, Oklahoma
August 10 Chicago, Illinois
August 15 San Diego, California
August 19 & 20 Los Angeles, California
August 27 Sacramento, California
August 30 Portland, Oregon
August 31 Tacoma, Washington
September 6 Fargo, North Dakota
September 7 & 8 St. Paul, Minnesota
September 12 Greensboro, North Carolina
September 13 Raleigh, North Carolina
September 14 Charlottesville, Virginia
September 19, 20 & 21 Nashville, Tennessee
NOVEMBER 16 (10am local time) ON-SALES INCLUDE:
Washington DC
Kansas City
San Diego
Los Angeles
Two-time BRIT Award winning singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran has become one of the biggest musical success stories in the UK over the past year and is already a fast-rising star in the U.S. Sheeran’s debut single, “The A Team,” was Britain’s highest-charting, biggest-selling debut single of 2011; his debut album, “+”, entered the UK Albums Chart at #1 and has since been certified 5x-platinum. “+” debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200 upon its stateside release via Elektra Records this past summer, with “The A Team” continuing to climb the radio charts.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Lee Brice excited about career, personal life

Playing at The Pageant for USO Friday

 by Scott Kiefer
Country music singer Lee Brice, who is holding the number two spot this week on Billboard Country singles chart with "Hard To Love," is making a special appearance at The Pageant Friday night at the Red Rock and Blue Concert to benefit the USO.
"We've done quite a few things with the USO all across the states," Brice said Wednesday afternoon. "We've been trying to work it out to get overseas, but we haven't been able to get that done yet. We're going to, but in the meantime, I like to do everything that I can to support the efforts of the USO, because it means so much to the military and their families."
Although he has never been in the military himself, many of Brice's family members have served, and one currently is.
"I have a cousin who is on his third tour overseas right now," Brice said. "So, it is an organization that is very dear to me. Both my grandfathers fought and uncles and all of that. I am proud of my heritage with that, and I fully support the efforts of our military men and women who are serving now."
Lee Brice performing in Sparta last year on the Throwdown Tour

With all of his success in the past year, Brice is riding high with his career achievements, and he credits a lot of that to the Throwdown Tour he did last year, which played at the World Shooting and Recreation Complex at Sparta.
"That was a great tour, and I do remember playing at Sparta," Brice said. "It was a unique venue for us for that tour, but it was a great festival feel. That whole tour opened a lot of things up for us. We hadn't had our first number one yet, but we got out there and played for the people, and I think being on such a big tour got us a lot of great exposure. It was a lot of fun."
With the lineup of that tour Brice said there was no way he couldn't have fun.
"First of all you've got Willie, and that speaks for itself," Brice said. "So many things have happened for everybody on that tour since then. Jamey Johnson has just released a great album for one. Randy Houser, who I consider the best singer in Nashville has a great single out now. Then you've got Brantley Gilbert. There will never be a lineup like that again. It will be hard to match, for sure. They didn't call it a 'Throwdown' for nothing."
Brice is hoping that "Hard to Love" will crack the number one spot next week, but is looking ahead to the next single, "I Drive Your Truck."
"That is one of, if not the most powerful song I have ever heard," Brice said. "I think it could be my 'career song' as they say. It's a song that you just have to stop and take it in the first time you hear it. I just know that the fans of my music will love it, and I hope everybody does, because everybody can relate to it."
The upcoming months are going to be busy for Brice, headlining shows, and his first arena headlining date coming up the day after Thanksgiving at Clemson, South Carolina where he used to play football.
"I am super stoked about that," Brice said. "My first arena headlining show, Thanksgiving, and football all together."
He will continue with some dates throughout the winter, all the while planning his wedding to fiance Sara Reeveley, which is set for April of next year.
"Things are going smooth, it's a little harder for me because I am out on the road so much, but things are getting done," Brice said. "I honestly can't wait to be married. You know we have a son, Takoda, and this step is going to complete everything for me. I'm serious, it can't get here soon enough."
After the honeymoon, Brice will embark next spring on a tour with a major country artist, but he can't say anthing about it until the announcement is made.
"I am really, really, excited about next year, but I can't say anything until 'he' does," Brice said. "It's gonna be big, though."
In the meantime, Brice wants fans to come see his show this year, like the one at The Pageant Friday.
"Right now, we are out there playing our hearts out, and I am so thankful that the fans spend their hard-earned money to come see us play," Brice said. "I really don't know how to explain my show except for the fact that my goal is to take the audience on a rollercoaster ride of emotions. We rock it, and we play a tear-jerker, and maybe an acoustic song or two. Being me is all I know how to do, and I share that on stage as I do when I am writing a song, or recording. It's just me, that's all I have to offer, I just want to make sure what I offer is good, that's all."

Who: Lee Brice
When: Friday, October 26
Where: The Pageant
Tickets: $21 and $61

Saturday, October 20, 2012

blessthefall has premiered their music video for single "40 Days" today with Kerrang! Magazine

The new video, which was first revealed by ESPGuitars, offers the band's take on a zombie film, featuring lead singer Beau Bokan returning from his grave. 

"After waiting around for several months for the new season of The Walking Dead to start back up we decided to take matters into our own hands and make our very own zombie flick, with a Blessthefall twist" explains lead singer, Beau Bokan. "As many of our fans know we dont take ourselves too seriously, so we of course added a proper dose of BTF comedic value. The video was a blast to film and we even added a very special female guest zombie at the end. Hope you love this music video as much as we do and dont always live just once."

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blessthefall - "40 Days..." Music Video

To follow a successful summer on the Vans Warped Tour, the Phoenix, AZ quintet is currently overseas in the UK on the Never Say Die Tour with We Came As Romans and Stick To Your Guns, and have recently announced their North American headline tour, including support from A Skylit Drive, At The Skylines, and Skip The Foreplay
Never Say Die Tour w/ We Came As Romans, Stick To Your Guns, For The Fallen Dreams, Obey The Brave, At The Skylines, and more
Oct 19 - Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix Zaal
Oct 20 - Koln, Germany @ Essigfabrik
Oct 21 - Berlin, Germany @ C-Club
Oct 22 - Hamburg,  Germany @ Markthalle
Oct 23 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Klubben/Fryshuset
Oct 25 - Munster, Germany @ Sputnikhalle
Oct 26 - Esch, Luxembourg @ Kulturfabrik
Oct 27 - Pratteln, Switzerland @ 27
Oct 28 - Tezzo D'Adda (Milan) Italy @ Live Club
Oct 29 - Munchen, Germany @ Backstage Werk
Oct 30 - Wien, Austria @ Arena
Nov 01 - Prague, Czech Republic @ Futurum
Nov 02 - Leipzig, Germany @ Werk 2
Nov 03 - Den Haag, Netherlands @ Paard
Nov 06 - Moscow, Russia @ Pipl
The Nut Up or Shut Up Tour presented by Peter Says Denim w/ A Skylit Drive, At The Skylines, Skip The Foreplay
Nov 26 - Spokane, WA @ A Club
Nov 27 - Calgary, AB @ The Den 
Noc 28 - Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room 
Nov 29 - Saskatoon, SK @ Louis' Pub
Nov 30 - Winnipeg, MB @ WECC
Dec 1 - Thunder Bay, ON @ Crocks
Dec 3 - London, ON @ Rum Runners 
Dec 4 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Dec 5 - Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe
Dec 6 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium Upstairs
Dec 7 - Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon 
Dec 8 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabodys 
Dec 9 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection 
Dec 10 - Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose
Dec 11 - Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room 
Dec 13 - St Louis, MO @ Firebird
Dec 14 - Tulsa, OK @ Bixby 
Dec 15 - Lubbock, TX @ Jakes
Dec 16 - Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock 
Dec 17 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
Dec 18 - El Paso, TX @ Club 101
Dec 19 - Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theatre 
MISS MAY I: Alternative Press Magazine’s AP TOUR FALL 2012 Issue Covers Revealed!
Troy, OH’s MISS MAY I is currently headlining THE AP TOUR FALL 2012, sponsored by PETERSAYSDENIM! Alternative Press Magazine has unveiled their new AP TOUR FALL 2012 issue covers today, and MISS MAY I’s is looking great! There are a total of three—one with MISS MAY I, one with THE GHOST INSIDE, and one with the vocalist from each band. Head to now to see all of the covers! While you’re there, make sure to check out the band’s new music video for ‘Day by Day’ at this location.
THE AP TOUR FALL 2012, featuring a line-up handpicked by the AP staff, will run until the end of November. MISS MAY I will receive direct support from California heavy hitters THE GHOST INSIDE, melodic metal act LIKE MOTHS TO FLAMES, Australia’s modern metal quintet THE AMITY AFFLICTION, and technical metal up-and-comers GLASS CLOUD. Tickets for the AP TOUR FALL 2012 are on sale now! Buy them at:
Also, VIP passes are available at: and include a one-year subscription to Alternative Press Magazine, all 3 covers of the AP Tour issue, access to a Meet & Greet with MISS MAY I, the ability to sit-in on a MISS MAY I soundcheck, an autographed copy of the MISS MAY I CD At Heart, early entry into the venue, an AP Tour VIP commemorative laminate, and an exclusive AP Tour Flash Drive wristband that includes a personal message and exclusive music/videos from all the bands.


10-18 Boston, MA @ Royale Night Club
10-19 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts
10-20 Sayerville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
10-21 Baltimore, MD @ The Recher Theatre
10-23 Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
10-24 Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend Music Hall
10-25 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10-26 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
10-27 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
10-28 Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
10-30 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
10-31 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
11-01 San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
11-03 Mesa, AZ @ The Nile
11-04 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
11-06 Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
11-07 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
11-08 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
11-09 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
11-10 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
11-12 Salt Lake City @ In The Venue
11-13 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
11-15 Minneapolis, MN @ Station 4
11-16 Sauget, IL @ Pops
11-17 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
11-18 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
11-20 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
11-21 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
11-23 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
11-24 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
MISS MAY I’s most recent album, At Heart, was released on June 12, 2012 with Rise Records and reached #32 on the Billboard Top 200 it its first week.
B.J. Stead - rhythm guitar
Jerod Boyd - drums
Justin Aufdemkampe - lead guitar
Levi Benton - lead vocals
Ryan Neff - bass guitar, clean vocals

For more information on MISS MAY I, please visit these sites:
Brett James
Show Time Has Changed to 8:00 PM/CT
NASHVILLE – Hit songwriter Brett James has been added to the lineup for the Wednesday, Oct. 31 CMA Songwriters Series at Marathon Music Works. A new show time of 8:00 PM/CT has also been announced.
James, known for writing such hits as “Cowboy Casanova” (recorded by Carrie Underwood), “The Truth” (recorded by Jason Aldean), and “Out Last Night” (recorded by Kenny Chesney), will join the previously announced Kristian Bush, Brantley Gilbert, and host Bob DiPiero as they share songs and the stories behind those songs.
Kristian Bush
Bob DiPiero

Tickets for the Oct. 31 CMA Songwriters Series are $30 and can be purchased online at or by calling (877) 4-FLY-TIX. Marathon Music Works is located at 1402 Clinton St., Nashville, Tenn. 37203.
For more information on the CMA Songwriters Series, visit
ASCAP, BMI, GAC, and SESAC are the official partners of the CMA Songwriters Series.

Vince Gill is Big Winner at 18th Annual
ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards

Awards to Air on Nashville’s News 2,
WKRN-TV on December 23

Nashville, TN (Oct. 18, 2012) – The 18th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards rolled out the red carpet at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony for Inspirational Country artists last night. Vince Gill was a big winner of the night, taking home two awards—Mainstream Inspirational Country Song and Mainstream Country Artist. Other winners included Chuck Day for Entertainer of the Year, Joyful Noise for Faith, Family and Country Movie and The Roys for Inspirational Bluegrass Artist. For a complete list of winners, please see below or visit

Highlights of the evening included performances by Mac Powell, performing music from his new country album, as well as moving performances from Andy Griggs, John Berry, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver and Crawford Crossing. Dr. Johnny Lee Cook was the recipient of this year’s Living Legend Award. Ronald McDonald was on-hand representing Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville—a portion of the proceeds from the week-long event were donated to the charity.

In addition to being aired on Total Living Network, Golden Eagle Broadcasting, TCT Television Network and NRB Network, Nashville's News 2, WKRN-TV, the ABC affiliate in Nashville, Tenn., will be airing the awards this year for the first time. The 18th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards will air on Dec. 23 from 1pm-3pm.

"We at Nashville's News 2 WKRN-TV are thrilled to be a part of this year's Inspirational Country Music Awards," said Michelle Dube, Director of Programming and Community Affairs. "This is a special event for those involved and the fans of their music and we look forward to sharing it with them."

The 18th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards Winners

Chuck Day

Chuck Hancock

Laura Dodd


Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

“Threaten Me With Heaven” Vince Gill

Vince Gill

“Jesus Is Enough” Russ Murphy

Chuck Hancock


“Loves Gotta Go Somewhere” Steve Richard

Greg McDougal

Johnny Lee Cook

Rich Miller

WSM AM 650

The Roys

Isaac Cole

Tommy Brandt

Joyful Noise

Gospel Music Channel

Los Angeles, Calif. – Distinctive Assets, an LA-based entertainment marketing company credited with beginning the marketing craze of celebrity swag over a decade ago, will be heading back to Nashville to once again produce the official talent gift bags and backstage gift lounge for “The 46th Annual CMA Awards.”
“Country Music's Biggest Night” will be held on Thursday, Nov. 1 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville and will be broadcast live on the ABC Television Network. The show’s presenters and performers will be offered thank you gifts in an exclusive backstage “Gift Garden” designed by Pam Morrison and Nashville-based Bella Baxter Special Events.
“To be part of Country Music’s Biggest Night is thrilling,” says Distinctive Assets’ founder Lash Fary. “Last year, everyone involved had such a great time at this event, so it is exciting to be heading back to Nashville to bring our unique collection of brand partners to the home of Country Music. The success our clients enjoyed last year was enhanced by the kindness of the incredible artists we gifted. In my 14 years of creating these gift lounges, I don’t think I have ever encountered such gracious giftees.”
The Official CMA Awards Gift Lounge will be open to presenters and performers throughout rehearsals. Invited guests will be able to stop by to scoop up dozens of lovely gifts. This year’s gift bonanza will include the following:
Sephora cosmetics and shave kits; handcrafted jewelry and stationery from The Artisan Group; three months of the Nutrisystem Select Success VIP Meal Delivery Program; Bella Semplice skincare; reclaimed vintage leather accessories from Brit West; Gibson Gear; fashionably humorous apparel by Hick Stuff from 540 Brands; delicious cookie assortments from Great American Cookies; frozen delights from Marble Slab Creamery and MaggieMoo’s Ice Cream & Treatery; all-natural soy candles from Unwined Candles; cowboy hats from Atwood Hat Company; Eufora International beautifying hair elixirs; Devicewear iPhone and iPad cases; Aluminyze unique photo printing; beautiful hand-bound coffee table book and exquisite Lounge florals by Tanarah Luxe Floral; and chic women’s apparel from Belldini. Plus a reusable eco-friendly tote from The Green Garmento prefilled with a bevy of items such as Stubbs Legendary Bar-B-Q; The Brittle Brothers gourmet brittle; Le BraZees designer bra straps; Pure Matters BioCell Collagen and Krill Oil; Luvvitt iPhone and tablet protection; Theodent chocolate-based fluoride-free luxury toothpaste; Mexican resort stay from Imanta Resorts; Popcorn Sutton’s Tennessee White Whiskey; SP Lifespan Strings by C.F. Martin & Co.; Revo Exotic Wood Guitar Straps; Dukan Diet book and online coaching; M3K Beauty face wash and toner; Chubby Chipmunk hand-dipped chocolates; Sixth Course Artisan Confections authentic handmade caramels; “Unconquered: The Sage of Jerry Lee Lewis, Jimmy Swaggart and Mickey Gilley” by JD Davis; TapouT XT extreme home fitness; BeautySleep anti-aging sleep aid; Rouge Maple Gourmet Products featuring the “best you’ve ever tasted” maple syrup; Yankee Candles; Moxie & Oliver handmade leather goods; Puppy Love Glam shirt; Junior Johnson’s Midnight Moon Fruit Inclusions Moonshine; complimentary blowouts from the Blowout Co.; Le PeTiT CiRqUe all-kid pro Cirque troupe gift certificate; Papa John’s gift cards; PR Plus Celebrity Concierge Services and VIP Vegas Entertainment Package; Krystal Klear water filtration systems; and a deluxe Live In Fitness Enterprise health retreat.
This year’s CMA Awards talent will, as always, include top Country performers including Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Kelly Clarkson, Eli Young Band, Brantley Gilbert, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, The Band Perry, Carrie Underwood, and Zac Brown Band.   
About Distinctive Assets
Established in 1999, Distinctive Assets not only produces the Gift Bags and Backstage Gift Lounges for many major award shows but also provides product placement, product introduction, event production and branding opportunities within the entertainment industry and beyond.
About the CMA Awards
The CMA Awards nominees and winners are determined by the 11,000 industry professional members of CMA, which was formed in 1958 as the first trade organization to promote an individual genre of music. The first “CMA Awards Banquet and Show” was held in 1967. The following year, the CMA Awards was broadcast on NBC television for the first time – making it the longest-running annual music awards program on network television. The show aired on NBC through 1971 and on the CBS Television Network from 1972 through 2005. In 2006, the Awards moved to ABC which will be the network home of the CMA Awards through 2021. “The 46th Annual CMA Awards” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer, Paul Miller is the Director, and David Wild is the writer. The special will be shot in high definition and broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound.


Featuring Their Gold-Certified Smash Debut Single “Cruise”

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Nashville, TN (October 19, 2012) – Republic Nashville’s hot country/rock newcomers Florida Georgia Line will release their debut album, HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES, on 12/4. The title couldn’t be more fitting for the duo, who has quickly catapulted into the Top 15 at Country radio and the Top 5 on iTunes Country Charts thanks to their GOLD-certified (in both the US and Canada) debut smash “Cruise.” The tune reached a high mark, selling over 72,000 this past week alone, and is closing in on 700,000. The infectious lyrics and buoyant melody also has Superstars Taylor Swift, Keith Urban and Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles buzzing on Twitter.

USA TODAY exclusively revealed the album title as part of FGL’s “On the Verge” feature. Read here:

"Releasing our debut album is a dream come true! We can't wait to share our lives through music with our amazing fans," said FGL’s Brian Kelley from Ormond Beach, Florida.

FGL’s Tyler Hubbard of Monroe, Georgia added, "There truly is something for everyone on this album and we could not be more proud of it!"

For the project, FGL once again partnered with producer Joey Moi (Jake Owen, Nickelback), who was behind the It’z Just What We Do EP earlier this year. The duo’s fresh sound combines electrifying, hard-driving rock with honest, expressive lyrics. HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES features 11 tracks, six penned by FGL’s Tyler Hubbard (Monroe, Georgia) and Brian Kelley (Ormond Beach, Florida).

1.     Cruise (Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley, Joey Moi, Chase Rice, Jesse Rice)
2.     Round Here (Rodney Clawson, Chris Tompkins, Thomas Rhett)
3.     Get Your Shine On (Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley, Rodney Clawson, Chris Tompkins)
4.     Here’s To The Good Times (Rodney Clawson, Chris Tompkins, Lynn Hutton)
5.     It’z Just What We Do (Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley, Rodney Clawson)
6.     Stay (Joey Moi, John Fred Young, Chris Robertson, Jon Lawhon, Ben Wells)
7.     Hell Raisin’ Heat Of The Summer (Rodney Clawson, Chris Tompkins, Craig Wiseman)
8.     Tell Me How You Like It (Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley, Chris Tompkins)
9.     Tip it Back (Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley, Rodney Clawson)
10.  Damn, Baby (Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley, Rodney Clawson, David Lee Murphy)
11.  Party People (Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, J.T. Harding)

With energetic live shows and compelling tunes, it’s no surprise that FGL, who has sold-out multiple headlining shows in recent months, has also been selected to open for Jake Owen on “CMT On Tour” as well as for Luke Bryan’s “Dirt Road Diaries Tour" in 2013.
For tour dates and more, visit

ABOUT REPUBLIC NASHVILLE: In May 2009 Scott Borchetta, President and CEO of the Big Machine Label Group and Monte Lipman, President and CEO of Universal Republic, announced the formation of its new label partnership – Republic Nashville. BMLG Executive Vice President Jimmy Harnen also serves as President of the label. The imprint is headquartered on Music Row and utilizes the combined resources of Big Machine and Universal Republic Records. The two companies first joined forces in 2007 to propel Country Superstar Taylor Swift. Republic Nashville's artist roster includes Grammy-winning, multi-platinum superstar Martina McBride; Grammy-nominated, Quadruple-Platinum sensations The Band Perry; Platinum-selling breakout act Eli Young Band; newcomers Florida Georgia Line, Greg Bates and RaeLynn.


(NEW YORK, NY) - After re-releasing "Chickenfoot I" this week, the band has debuted a live video for "Something Goes Wrong" at today, which appears as a live bonus track on the new release. Click HERE to view! Sammy Hagar comments:
"Normally, I write positive lyrics, but when Joe brought me the music it was spooky," Hagar tells Rolling Stone. "So, I just wrote about what I saw around me in the present and tied it into the four elements: earth, air, fire and water in what we call a solar year, or a 2,000 year cycle."
The release featureslive tracks recorded throughout the "Different Devil" tour this past spring while supporting their latest record, "Chickenfoot III.

Avienda Revolution
Soap On A Rope
Sexy Little Thing
Oh Yeah
Runnin Out
Get It Up
Down The Drain
My Kinda Girl
Learning To Fall
Turnin Left
Future Is The Past
Bitten By The Wolf
Lighten Up (Live in Chicago 5/12/12)
Big Foot (Live in Seattle 6/6/12)
Last Temptation (Live in Seattle 6/6/12)
Something Going Wrong (Live in Boston 5/16/12)
CHICKENFOOT released "Chickenfoot III" late last year to much critical praise. "It's hard to hate big-boned butt rock from guys clearly making it because they still love the form," said  ROLLING STONE.
BILLBOARD said, “It’s a rare case of a group that’s equal to – or perhaps even greater than – the sum of its parts…this is an album that really wins hearts with its granite thump’n’roll.” USA TODAY went as far to say that "Chickenfoot III" could be "the beginning of a riff-driven renaissance."
In addition to a GRAMMY Nomination for "Best Recording Package," "Chickenfoot III" saw two top five singles on the Classic Rock charts with "Big Foot" and "Different Devil."
CHICKENFOOT IS: Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani, Michael Anthony and Chad Smith.
Sharks - Luck (Official Music Video)
Sharks - Luck (Official Music Video)

Los Angeles, CA - October 18, 2012 - UK band Sharks today revealed a new music video for "Luck" from their debut  full length album, No Gods, which was released last March via Rise Records. The video was shot in Northampton and directed by Ryan Macktfall.
Said the band's James Mattock, "The video for Luck was shot in Northampton at my friend's art studio where I currently reside with my fiancée. It's an old victorian factory building, and with all the space and the taxidermy on the walls, it just made for an irresistible location to shoot a video. It also ties in with Sharks' history as Aasen Stephenson (deathhouse), who works here, did a lot of artwork for our records in the past. The concept for the video is the most simple and direct idea we've had, but the actual process of filming was extremely difficult. The studio is above a funeral home, and since we filmed through the hours of midnight to 4am, within the first or second take the police were banging down the door and were having shut the whole thing down. Subsequently, Sam had to play the drums without practically making any noise, and with having to mime along to the track and everything, he did a good job. The projections on the walls are just a couple of movies I love including 'The Man Who Laughs' and a personal favourite, 'The Penalty'. Neither of which bared any particular relevance to the song. The video was made by our good buddy, Ryan Mackfall."

Born in 2007, Sharks is James Mattock (vocals), Andrew J. Bayliss (guitar), Sam Lister (drums), and
Carl Murrihy (bass).  They released their first independent EP, Shallow Waters, in 2008 and drummed up a serious buzz while playing with the likes of Gallows, The Wedding Present, and Babyshambles. Barely old enough to drive, the group garnered critical acclaim from tastemakers such as KERRANG!, The Guardian, and NME for 2010's Show of Hands EP and incendiary performances supporting The Gaslight Anthem in the UK.  In April 2011, they released The Joys of Living 2008-2010, a 14 song collection of previously released tracks and two band new ones that garnered them instant acclaim.  Zane Lowe praised the collection as "the sound of a band reaching that moment when they are absolutely ready," while Kerrang called them "one of the best bands around." 

Sharks have upcoming live dates in the UK and Australia. For a full list of dates, click HERE