Monday, July 30, 2012

Josh Turner – Live Across America Album and Singles Will Be Available for Download on iTunes and
LEBANON, Tenn. (July 30, 2012)-- Country troubadour Josh Turner will be traveling down the road for a second time with the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® exclusive music program when his new live album Josh Turner—Live Across America, debuts on August 27, 2012.  The CD will be available exclusively at all Cracker Barrel® locations and online on,, and on iTunes for $11.99.  The album features live performances of Turner’s biggest hits including “Long Black Train,” “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” “Your Man,” as well as his never-before-released version of Waylon Jennings’ “America.”  The performances were recorded at 12 different live shows from Lancaster, Pa. to Austin, Texas during Turner’s 2012 tour, which continues through December and is sponsored exclusively by Cracker Barrel.  Turner previously collaborated with Cracker Barrel for his 2007 release, Josh Turner—Live at the Ryman. 
“This is my second go-round with Cracker Barrel, who also sponsors my tour. We came up with the idea of taking a mobile studio out on the road and recording our show every night. And that’s what Live Across America is: the best renditions of songs from all over the country,” Turner says. “The fans will be able to hear recordings from their hometowns.”
Cracker Barrel Marketing Manager Julie Craig shares, “Josh’s music genuinely resonates with many of our guests, and we are thrilled to join forces with him on a second Cracker Barrel album.  Because the songs were recorded during actual performances, there’s a feeling of being in the audience and getting caught up in the energy and excitement of a live show.”
Josh Turner—Live Across America track listing:
1)  “All Over Me” - Live In Biloxi, MS (3:28) 
2)  “Firecracker” - Live In Lancaster, PA (3:47) 
3)  “Everything Is Fine” - Live In Knoxville, TN (3:52) 
4)  “So Not My Baby” - Live In Lake Charles, LA (3:35) 
5)  “Would You Go With Me” - Live In Plant City, FL (3:48) 
6)  “Long Black Train” - Live In Austin, TX (5:27) 
7)  “I Wouldn't Be A Man” - Live In Savannah, GA (3:39) 
8)  “Me And God” - Live In Key Largo, FL (3:17)  
9)  “Another Try” - Live In Atlanta, GA (3:51) 
10)  “Your Man” - Live in Kansas City, MO (3:38)  
11)  “America” - Live in Charlottesville, VA (3:33)   
12)  “Why Don't We Just Dance” - Live In Atlantic City, NJ (4:00) 
In celebration of this release, Cracker Barrel is offering a sweepstakes with entries being accepted now through September 14, 2012 (5:00 p.m. CT).  One lucky fan and a guest will win an all-expense paid trip to Nashville, Tenn. to meet Turner and see him perform at the Grand Ole Opry.  A winner will be announced on or about September 30, 2012. See Official Rules for details at
Josh Turner - Live Across America is the latest in Cracker Barrel’s exclusive music program.  Since 2005, Cracker Barrel has released CDs with a wide variety of artists, some of which have debuted in the top three spots on a range of Billboard magazine’s charts including Top DVD Music Videos, Top Country Albums, Top Christian Albums and Top Bluegrass Albums. In addition, An Evening With ... Dolly earned a Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Gold award, Dailey & Vincent Sing The Statler Brothers won “Album of the Year” from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) and a track on that CD was nominated for a Grammy® award, and Smokey Robinson’s Now & Then was nominated for an NAACP IMAGE AWARD.  Cracker Barrel’s exclusive music program includes CDs with Alabama, Rodney Atkins, Jason Michael Carroll, The Charlie Daniels Band, Ronnie Dunn, Edens Edge, Sara Evans, Bill Gaither, Montgomery Gentry, Amy Grant, The Grascals, Merle Haggard, Alan Jackson, George Jones, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Craig Morgan, The Oak Ridge Boys, Kenny Rogers, Ricky Skaggs, Aaron Tippin, Randy Travis, Wynonna, and the Zac Brown Band.  For details visit
About Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store provides a friendly home-away-from-home in its old country stores and restaurants.  Guests are cared for like family while relaxing and enjoying real home-style food and shopping that’s surprisingly unique, genuinely fun and reminiscent of America’s country heritage…all at a fair price.  The restaurant serves up delicious, home-style country food such as meatloaf and homemade chicken n’ dumplins as well as its made from scratch biscuits using an old family recipe.  The authentic old country retail store is fun to shop and offers unique gifts and self-indulgences.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBRL) was established in 1969 in Lebanon, Tenn. and operates 616 company-owned locations in 42 states.  Every Cracker Barrel unit is open seven days a week with hours Sunday through Thursday, 6 a.m. – 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 6 a.m. - 11 p.m.  For more information, visit
About Josh Turner
One of country music’s most recognizable hit-makers earning numerous CMA, ACM and GRAMMY nominations since the release of his debut album, Long Black Train, Josh Turner has sold more than five million albums and garnered four No. 1 hits (including three multi-week chart-toppers): "Your Man," "Would You Go With Me," and "Why Don't We Just Dance" (a four-week No. 1 that was named the most-played song of the year in 2010 by MediaBase). His song, "All Over Me," from Haywire also reached the top spot on the charts, making him one of only seven country artists to have two No. 1 hits in 2010.  A Hannah, S.C. native, Turner has been songwriting and performing since he was a young child, and in support of music education, created The Josh Turner Scholarship Fund to assist students interested in pursuing a future in arts/music. As a high school student, he had very little access to music education, therefore realizes first-hand the importance of arts in the schools. Celebrating the release of one of his fastest-rising singles to-date, "Time Is Love," Turner recently celebrated the release of his fifth studio album, Punching Bag on Tuesday, June 12 which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart.  The Associated Press says, “With Punching Bag, Turner once again proves he ranks among the most effective -- and most hard-core country -- performers of his generation.” For more information on Josh Turner including a list of his upcoming headlining tour dates, visit

50 Cent Releases "New Day" Single


SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 29, 2012 -- 50 Cent released his single "New Day" featuring Alicia Keys and Dr. Dre. The track, produced by Dr. Dre, is the lead single from his fifth studio album, Street King Immortal which will be released on Shady/Aftermath/Interscope on November 13 th.
SOURCE Interscope Records

MISS MAY I to Headline THE AP TOUR FALL 2012
Guitar World Magazine and DRUM! Magazine Post Exclusive Gear Videos
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Third 2012 VANS WARPED TOUR Video Update Available Now on Official YouTube Page
Cleveland-based youth-culture magazine ALTERNATIVE PRESS has just announced MISS MAY I as the headliner for their annual fall tour, THE AP TOUR FALL 2012, sponsored by PETERSAYSDENIM. The tour, featuring a line-up handpicked by the AP staff, will be heading out on a 32-day trek that kicks off mid-October till the end of November. Tour dates will be announced soon.
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.
Once again, THE AP TOUR includes built-in incentives for both the fans and the bands. Presale purchasers will be given the first opportunity to buy a limited VIP package along with an exclusive add-on offer.  With the purchase of a ticket and an additional $17, fans will receive a one-year subscription to AP and all three covers of the AP TOUR FALL 2012 issue.  In addition, AP is offering a limited VIP Package with the purchase of a ticket and an additional $48. This package includes all three covers of the AP Tour issue, a one-year subscription to AP, access to a meet & greet with MISS MAY I, a sit-in on MISS MAY I’s soundcheck, a signed copy of Miss May I's new record At Heart, a VIP laminate and an AP Tour USB with exclusive MP3s, videos and additional content from all your favorite AP Tour bands.  Don't miss out on this first-come-first served opportunity before they sell out!
Pre-sale tickets go on sale from August 7th through 9th at and go on general sale on August 10th at 10 am local venue time. To read more about the tour, please visit and
Guitar World Magazine and DRUM! Magazine recently posted exclusive videos highlighting MISS MAY I’s gear that they are using on this year’s VANS WARPED TOUR. You can check out the guitar/bass video here and the drum video here. Take a behind-the-scenes look at specific gear the band uses and hear explanations straight from the guys on why they use the gear they do and how it shapes their signature sound.
Additionally, MISS MAY I posted their third official VANS WARPED TOUR video update today! Head to the band’s official YouTube page right now to check out the video.
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:
DANKO JONES: New Album ‘Rock and Roll is Black and Blue’ to be Released in North America on October 9, 2012
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DANKO JONES is extremely excited to announce that they will be releasing their new album Rock And Roll is Black and Blue on October 9, 2012.
Over the course of six full-length albums, DANKO JONES has forged a singular sound that draws equally from the blues, ‘60s garage, ‘70s hard rock, ‘80s hardcore, punky power-pop, Scandinavian metal, and classic stand-up comedy records without ever being fully defined by any of those sources. But while built from the same rudiments, each DANKO JONES record possesses a distinct sonic identity. Born A Lion (2002) brought the boogie and sledgehammer soul; We Sweat Blood (2003) was, by contrast, more anxious and aggro. Sleep Is the Enemy (2006) wielded the sharpest hooks. Never Too Loud (2008) was as slick as Below the Belt (2010) was stripped-down. But, compared to all that’s come before, Rock And Roll Is Black And Blue is, hands down, the most emotional and, as a result, the most epic DANKO JONES album to date.
Now, don’t be scared off by those E-words - there’s not a children’s choir, orchestra or piano ballad to be found within a 500-mile radius of this album. But what you hear on Rock and Roll is Black and Blue is the DANKO JONES ideal blown up to skyscraping proportions, resulting in 13 tracks that are bolder, brasher, and brawnier than anything they’ve attempted before.
The album is produced in full by their longtime partner in crime Matt DeMatteo and was mixed by Mike Fraser, known for his work with AC/DC, Aerosmith, Franz Ferdinand and Elvis Costello to name a few. It is also the first album recorded with “new” drummer Atom Willard - the sixth person in DANKO JONES history to hold the “drummer” title, but the first to stand on equal creative footing with Danko and his longtime foil, bassist John “JC” Calabrese. The man’s résumé speaks for itself: Not only was Willard the driving percussive force behind Danko’s all-time favorite San Diegan garage-punk armada Rocket From the Crypt, he’s also been keeping time for the multi-platinum likes of the Offspring, Social Distortion and Angels & Airwaves, so he knows how to drum his way around a massive tune.
The first single – “Just A Beautiful Day” – will be serviced to radio all over the world shortly.
The new album follows the June release of Bring On The Mountain – a two disc DVD featuring a 90 minute documentary, a short film, exclusive live clips from around the world and all the music videos they have ever done.
A lengthy European tour scheduled for October / November was announced during spring and with ticket sales already looking great we expect most shows to be sold out well before the doors open. Tour dates in Canada, US and Australia will be announced soon with more European touring and a busy festival summer in 2013 also on the horizon. European tour dates can be found here:
For more information on DANKO JONES, please visit these websites:
Green River Ordinance
Thursday, October 11
Doors 7pm  Show 9pm
$12 Advance $15 Day of Show
All Ages

In the nooks and crannies of their disparate lives, five boys from Texas found each other. Accident, inevitability, chance, fate no one will ever be able to explain whatever it is that draws the colors of a rainbow together into one stream of pure white light. Green River Ordinance was born from this light. Brothers Geoff and Jamey Ice, Josh Jenkins, Joshua Wilkerson and Denton Hunker joined their lives together into one singular dream. The dream of creating music. While most kids their age were worrying about entering high school, they were writing and performing their own music. They recorded their first EP in the basement of their church, a CD that sold out its first pressing in just a few months. They’ve packed houses across the Country, and have toured with the likes of Bon Jovi, Collective Soul, Blue October, Hanson, Sister Hazel, Bowling for Soup, Simple Plan and many other bands already established in the music world.

The Who-Band
plays Quadrophenia
Friday, September 21
Doors 7pm  Show 9pm
$10 Advance $12 Day of Show
All Ages

Knuckle Rumbler Presents
Hoodie Allen
 w/ G-Eazy
Wednesday, September 12
Doors 7pm  Show 8pm
$18 Advance $22 Day of Show
All Ages   $3 Minor Surcharge
tickets ARE on-sale at

St. Louis – Electronic dance music DJ Bassnectar brings nearly two decades of multi-genre mixes to Chaifetz Arena at Saint Louis University on Saturday, October 6 at 7 p.m.  The performance is the seventh chapter of the nationwide tradition of blow-out Bass Center events and includes Zeds Dead, Gramatik, and Gladkill as special guests.

Floor and lower level tickets are $44.50 and upper level tickets are $24.50 and go on-sale on Friday, July 27 at 10 a.m. at, charge by phone at 314-534-1111 and the Chaifetz Arena Box Office.  All tickets are general admission by seating level, and wristbands for floor access will be distributed on a first-come, first serve basis.  Chaifetz Arena staff will be distributing wrist bands at Gate C beginning at 3 p.m., with doors opening at 6 p.m.

Bassnectar is the genre-bending brainchild of Lorin Ashton. Ashton, who grew up in Silicon Valley, has cited bands from rock group Metallica to early electronic dance music artist Orbital as influencers of his constantly changing style of music, prompting Rolling Stone to describe him as “Death Metal Kid to Superstar DJ.” He has collaborated with the popular hip-hop artist Lupe Fiasco and remixed chart topping songs such as Ellie Goulding’s “Lights” while still maintaining his two foot long hair and “metalhead” look.

Bassnectar was the third highest-selling dance music DJ in solo concert ticket sales last year behind Tiesto and Deadmau5.  After selling out venues and headlining festivals such as Lollapalooza, Ultra and Coachella, Bassnectar created his own festival in 2011 in New York City which brought 10,000 fans to Govenor’s Island last fall. 

Bassnectar brings his tour to St. Louis in support of his latest album, Vava Voom which was released in April 2012. Vava Voom peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums and was Bassnectar’s third album to reach the No. 2 spot following Divergent Spectrum in 2011.

Known for his elaborate light shows, Bassnectar strives to put on a show for all of the viewer’s senses. The shows are a celebration of music and community. Bassnectar is very passionate about the family community he hopes to achieve at every show and even takes a “family picture” with himself and the crowd after each performance.

Primus is excited to announce a unique 3D tour this fall, featuring two sets per evening. Being that this is the first-ever traveling 3D
enhanced live musical performance, this groundbreaking tour is sure to provide a one-of-a-kind psychedelic experience,
further enhanced by the fact that every show will also feature Quad Surround Sound.
October 28
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All dates, acts, and ticket prices are subject to change without notice.
Tickets may be subject to fees

Friday, July 27, 2012

Lamb of God show cancelled

Due to the continued incarceration of LAMB OF GOD singer Randy Blythe in the Czech Republic, the band’s co-headline tour with Dethklok scheduled to begin August 1st in Seattle is being cancelled.  The band regrets the decision but the uncertainty of Randy’s release makes it impossible to carry on with the tour.  Upon Randy’s release, it is the band’s intention to rebook a tour in the fall and at this time the band fully intends to participate in the Mayhem Cruise in December. 
LAMB OF GOD wishes to thank Dethklok, Adult Swim and Gojira for their support and patience as well as all of the promoters who had dates on the tour.  Last but certainly not least, the band thanks all of the fans who bought tickets for the tour and who have been supportive of Randy and the band over the last month that Randy has been held in Prague.  Without the fans, there is no LAMB OF GOD.  

This includes the show set for the Family Arena Aug. 15.
Face value refunds are available at the point of purchase. If you purchased tickets through MetroTix by phone or internet, your tickets will automatically be returned to the credit card used to purchase them.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

On Newsstands Nationwide Tuesday, July 31
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Kellie Pickler is the leading lady in the special newsstand issue, Maxim Salutes the Military, in stores Tuesday, July 31. Her show-stopping cover and centerfold images are reminiscent of the 1940s-50s era with a modern flare, and in her in-depth personal interview Pickler shares her experience performing for troops overseas on five USO tours and why she will always be an avid supporter of our troops. The story and full photo spread is LIVE now on
In the cover story, Pickler reflects on the sacrifices made for our freedom. "I come from a military family. My grandfather is a retired Marine, and I’ve always had a great deal of respect for anyone who serves our country. It really does take someone special to sacrifice everything. I don’t mean just their lives, either. There are men who are sacrificing the chance to hold their newborn baby!" she says.
The issue will be available in stores beginning July 31 for the month of August. For more information on Kellie Pickler, visit


(NEW YORK, NY) - Riverside, California's finest, NO BRAGGING RIGHTS, have signed a worldwide record deal with eOne Music. "The guys and I are beyond stoked to be a part of the GoodFight/eOne family. We feel this will be a good fit for us as we grow and continue moving forward," says frontman Mike Perez.
NO BRAGGING RIGHTS, also widely known as “NBR,” began to take its present shape in the summer of 2005. Leading up to that point, the band had been veterans of the southern California pop punk scene before they began work on their first self released full length album, "Because You Believe in Something Beyond Them." 
NBR was at a crossroads. Member changes and new ideas took them in a heavier, more hardcore oriented direction. The early 2006 release was well received in the local scene and helped establish the band outside of their home town. 
NBR went on to release three more records over the next five years. Most notably "Illuminator," recorded at Lambesis Studios featuring the hit single "Blind Faith."
Beyond excited with the last album, the band returned to Lambesis Studios to record their new record which according to the band, is their most forward thinking material to date. Mixed by  Kelly "The Carnage" Cairns at One Light Media in Las Vegas, fans can expect the new record to be released later this year.
NO BRAGGING RIGHTS is: Mike Perez (vocals), Christian Lee (guitars), Daniel Garrow (guitars), Martin Alcedo (drums) and Ryan Warrell (bass).


Whiskey Brand and Country Star Justin Moore Celebrate Curtiss Shaver’s Heroism At Ceremony 

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Pictured (L-R): Justin Moore, Big Machine Label Group President and CEO Scott Borchetta, Vice President of Whisky, Diageo North America Yvonne Briese, Curtiss Shaver, Troy Alabama Mayor Jimmy Lunsford, Indianapolis Motor Speedway President and CEO Jeff Belskus and Troy firefighters.
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(Nashville, TN)   July 23, 2012 – When local firefighters saved Troy native Curtiss Shaver’s life during a tragic farming accident, Shaver knew he’d found his calling. Though the accident claimed the lower part of his left leg, Shaver persevered and began a lifelong career as a firefighter and certified EMT with the goal of giving back to his community. At Troy Fire Station No. 1 on Wednesday (7/18), Country star Justin Moore performed a special acoustic set to surprise Shaver in celebration of the local firefighter winning of Crown Royal’s “Your Hero’s Name Here” program.

The national contest renames the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) on July 29 after a deserving American hero. Five heroes were chosen as finalists and adult fans visited the Crown Royal Facebook page to cast their votes for the person they felt was most deserving of the honor. In an effort to bring a little piece of the famed track (more commonly known as The Brickyard) to Troy, AL, Crown Royal orchestrated an exclusive ceremony with to lay a replica “Yard of Bricks” in Troy’s downtown area. Shaver personally laid the final engraved brick bearing the race logo to culminate the ceremony.

“I’m a huge NASCAR fan, so having my name as a race title is absolutely unbelievable” said Shaver.  “I’m honored that I was nominated for this incredible contest and humbled that so many people voted for my story. I’m looking forward to representing emergency personnel everywhere who risk their lives for others on a daily basis.”

Nearly 200 Troy residents, including Mayor Jimmy C. Lunsford and Shaver’s friends, family and fellow firefighters attended the bricklaying ceremony, honoring their local hero. In addition, representatives from Crown Royal, Big Machine Label Group and IMS spoke during the ceremony. Moore performed his current single “Til My Last Day,” which is currently rising up the Country charts and his very first #1 hit “Small Town USA.”

“It was an honor to come to Alabama on this special day to pay homage to Curtiss. He truly embodies the all-American hero and I am glad I got to be a part of this historical celebration. We will have a great time in Indy for the Curtiss Shaver 400," said Moore.

As part of the grand-prize package, Shaver will ride in the pre-race pace car, deliver the trophy bearing his name to the race winner in Victory Lane, and kiss the bricks following the race. Through a partnership with IMS, country music artists from Big Machine Label Group including The Band Perry, The Mavericks, Justin Moore, Sunny Sweeney and Greg Bates will play special concerts at the track to honor Shaver throughout the race weekend. Throughout the celebrations, Crown Royal would like to remind everyone to please drink responsibly.
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About Big Machine Label Group: At the helm of the independent Big Machine Label Group is industry veteran Scott Borchetta, who serves as President and CEO. The conglomerate encompasses Big Machine Records (founded in 2005), The Valory Music Co. (founded in 2007) and Republic Nashville (a partnership with Universal Republic founded in 2009 with Jimmy Harnen serving as President). The Big Machine Label Group’s current artist roster includes Multi-Platinum superstars Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, Reba and Martina McBride; Platinum sensations The Band Perry; Newly minted Gold-selling artist Brantley Gilbert; Chart-topping established acts Eli Young Band and Justin Moore, and newcomers Florida Georgia Line, Sunny Sweeney, Edens Edge, Ella Mae Bowen, Greg Bates and Thomas Rhett. BMLG artists have received multiple GRAMMY, CMA, ACM, American Music Awards, CMT Music Awards, Teen Choice Awards, MTV Video Music Award and People’s Choice Award accolades as well as Brit Award and JUNO Award nominations. For more information, visit

About Indianapolis Motor Speedway: The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has been the worldwide leader in motorsports entertainment since it opened in 1909. The facility has hosted the Indianapolis 500, the world's largest single-day annual sporting event, since 1911 and also is the site of the Crown Royal Presents the "Your Hero's Name Here" 400 at the Brickyard and the Red Bull Indianapolis GP. The NASCAR Nationwide Series and GRAND-AM Road Racing also will make their IMS debut with races in 2012. IMS is the world's largest spectator sporting facility and is the only venue to stage annual races in the IZOD IndyCar Series, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, GRAND-AM Road Racing and MotoGP.

About Crown Royal: Crown Royal Canadian whisky is the number one selling Canadian whisky brand in the US by value and has a tradition as long and distinctive as its taste. Specially blended to commemorate a grand tour of Canada made by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain in 1939, Crown Royal Canadian whisky's smooth, elegant style reflects its aristocratic origins and is considered the epitome of Canadian whisky. For more information visit Crown Royal encourages all race fans to please drink responsibly.
The Script
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Tickets on Sale this Friday, July 27 at 10am!

National Announcement
First Single "Hall Of Fame" Featuring
Band Returns to the US with Headlining Tour Kicking off October 9th at
Radio City Music Hall
(New York, NY) – The Script--Dublin, Ireland’s chart-topping hit-makers, step up to the podium with their Olympic sized new single, “Hall Of Fame,” featuring global superstar, off of their forthcoming release, #3, out October 9th.  Penned by the band (Danny O’Donoghue, Mark Sheehan and Glen Power), inspirational new single – available August 21st – brings the band back to their piano-laden, pop melodiousness, blending a seamless duet with the hip hop lyrical flow of It’s clear The Script have raised the stakes with “Hall of Fame,” declaring “… and the world’s gonna know your name.”
On “Hall of Fame,” Mark Sheehan comments: "We wanted to capture as much emotion in the track’s sound as there is in the lyrics, which are definitely some of the most positive and upbeat we’ve ever written."
In December of 2011, The Script’s frontman Danny O’Donoghue joined Jessie J, Tom Jones and as a judge on BBC’s inaugural season of The Voice UK. Working with on “Hall Of Fame,” Danny O’Donoghue says: “We thought it might make a great duet but we wanted to do it line by line, true duet style. It took several months, a headlock and a taxi cab to get Will on the song!”
The Script will make a triumphant return to the road in North America, kicking off their headlining tour on October 9 at New York’s prestigious Radio City Music Hall. Fans can pre-order #3 beginning July 23 at and all who pre-order the album will receive a code for early access to tour tickets. The ticket pre-sale period runs from July 24 at 10am to July 26 at 10pm, with the public on sale going live July 27th 
#3 follows up The Script’s critically acclaimed 2010 Science & Faith album, which rocketed to No. 3 on Billboard’s Top 200 and led to a string of sold out US tour dates in Fall 2011. Science and Faith debuted at #1 in Ireland and the UK. The Script  have enjoyed an epic rise to fame following the success of their 2008 self-titled debut album and their massive platinum selling single, “Breakeven.” That single rewrote history on Billboard’s Adult Pop Songs airplay radio chart, taking the #1 spot, where the song completed a record-setting 36 week rise to the summit. Impressively, the band has sold over five million singles in the US, and has played stadium shows with Paul McCartney and their mentors, U2.
The Script on tour, 2012:
October 9                           New York, NY                   Radio City Music Hall
October 18                         Oakland, CA                       Fox Theater
October 19                         San Diego, CA                    Humphrey’s
October 20                         Los Angeles, CA                 Greek Theatre
October 22                         Salt Lake City, UT             The Rail Event Center
October 23                         Denver, CO                         Ogden Theatre
October 25                         St. Louis, MO                     Peabody Opera House
October 26                         Minneapolis, MN             Orpheum Theatre
October 27                         Chicago, IL                         Aragon Ballroom
October 29                         Dallas, TX                           House of Blues
October 30                         Houston, TX                       Bayou Music Center
November 1                      Orlando, FL                         Hard Rock Live
November 2                      Boca Raton, FL                Mizner Park Amphitheatre
November 3                      Atlanta, GA                          The Tabernacle
November 6                      Toronto, ON                       Sony Centre For Performing Arts
November 7                      Washington, DC               D.A.R. Constitution Hall
November 9                      Boston, MA                         Agganis Arena
November 10                   Camden, NJ                         Susquehenna Bank Center
All dates, acts, and ticket prices are subject to change without notice.
Tickets may be subject to fees
Produced by Live Nation


NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Hank Williams, Jr. has the top selling independent album in the country with his new CD, Old School, New Rules.  The new CD debuts at #4 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart and #12 on Billboard’s Top U.S. Albums chart.  This gives the country music legend the highest peak position of his career on the overall chart, surpassing his previous high of #16 achieved by 1964’s “Your Cheatin’ Heart” and the 2006 compilation, “That’s How They Do It In Dixie: The Essential Collection.”
“Old School, New Rules” is the first album on Hank Williams, Jr.’s new label imprint, Bocephus Records, licensed to Blaster Records with distribution by Warner Music Nashville.
“Bocephus delivered a musically brilliant album,” says Tom Porter, CEO of Blaster Entertainment, “Our team worked really hard to build awareness and the audience responded. All the pieces came together for us and we couldn’t be more pleased to celebrate this with Hank.”
“I’ve got some of the best, most loyal fans out there,” say Hank Williams, Jr. “This album was for them; it was their voices that encouraged the writing process for me.”
About Old School, New Rules:
The 12-song package, available for sale now, includes a duet with Brad Paisley on “I’m Gonna Get Drunk And Play Hank Williams” as well as a new duet with the legendary Merle Haggard on his classic “I Think I’ll Just Sit Here and Drink.” Williams’ first single in several years, “That Ain’t Good”, has been shipped to radio with a companion video that recently debuted at #1 on
Track Listing:
1. Takin’ Back The Country
2. I’m Gonna Get Drunk And Play Hank Williams (with Brad Paisley)
3. Three Day Trip
4. Old School
5. We Don’t Apologize for America
6. You Win Again
7. Cow Turd Blues
8. Who’s Takin’ Care of Number One
9. That Ain’t Good
10. Keep The Change
11. Stock Market Blues
12. I Think I’ll Just Stay Here And Drink (with Merle Haggard)
About Hank Williams, Jr.:
With more than 70 albums to his credit, sales of 55 million records, countless awards including 5-time Entertainer of the Year awards (ACM & CMA), BMI Icon Award, a Grammy, and most recently in 2009 the Academy of Country Music “Pioneer Award,” Williams is a living legend. His discography chronicles a bold profile of growth from adored offspring of a legendary father, to titan of the modern country rock movement in his own right. For two decades, America came to its collective feet each fall Monday night when this larger than life superman of a musician looked into the camera and unleashed the national anthem for viewers of Monday Night Football – ‘Are You Ready for Some Football?’ Those simple words have won Williams an entirely new generation of fans and given him the distinction of being the first country performer to ever win an Emmy.

COMEDY CENTRAL® Honored With 12 Primetime Emmy® Nominations

Sixteen-Time Emmy-Winner "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" Cited For Program, Writing, Directing, and Picture Editing Totaling Four Nominations
Emmy-Winner Hit "The Colbert Report" Scores Four Big Nominations For Show, Writing, Directing and Picture Editing
Three-Time Emmy Winner "Futurama" Garners Two Nominations
"6 Days to Air: The Making of 'South Park'" Scores Nomination for Outstanding Non-Fiction Special
COMEDY CENTRAL Digital Media Nominated for "The Daily Show Correspondents Explain" on
COMEDY CENTRAL earned 12 nominations in the 2011-2012 Primetime Emmy® Awards competition.
Sixteen-time Emmy winner (including a record nine consecutive wins for program) "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" is nominated this year in four categories, including Outstanding Variety Series, Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series and Chuck O'Neil was singled out for the ninth year-in-a-row for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series.  The show was also nominated for Outstanding Picture Editing for Short Form Segments and Variety Specials.  This brings the grand total of Primetime Emmy nominations for the "The Daily Show" to 44.  "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" is also a two-time winner of the prestigious Peabody® Award for Excellence in Broadcasting.

"The Colbert Report" received four Emmy Award nominations, including Outstanding Variety Series, Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series, a category in which it won its first Emmy in 2008, and director Jim Hoskinson was cited for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series.  The show was also nominated for Outstanding Picture Editing for Short Form Segments and Variety Specials.  The series has been nominated in the show, writing and directing categories for seven consecutive years and its total number of nominations now stands at 28.  The show has also twice been honored with the prestigious Peabody® Award for Excellence in Broadcasting
COMEDY CENTRAL Digital Media also received a nomination for Outstanding Special Class - Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program for "The Daily Show Correspondents Explain" on  The division has garnered one Emmy and five nominations the category. 
"6 Days to Air: The Making of 'South Park'" was nominated for "Outstanding Non-Fiction Special."  The exclusive behind-the scenes documentary by Arthur Bradford shot at the South Park Studios in Los Angeles chronicles the rigorous process of producing the iconic series in under a week.
Three-time Emmy winner "Futurama" earned a nomination for Outstanding Animated Program for the episode "The Tip of the Zoidberg," as well as a nomination in the Outstanding Voice-Over Category for Maurice LaMarche.  The series has aired for two seasons on COMEDY CENTRAL earning two Emmy wins last year and previously aired for five seasons on Fox (1999 to 2003) earning four Emmy nominations for Outstanding Animated Program, taking home the Emmy in 2002.
The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards will be presented in two ceremonies.  The first, primarily for creative arts categories, will take place on Saturday, September 15, while the balance of the Emmys, primarily for the performing arts, will be announced before a black-tie audience during a primetime telecast on ABC on Sunday, September 23 at the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, CA.
The following is a complete list of COMEDY CENTRAL's nominations.
     The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

     The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
     Tim Carvell, Head Writer, Rory Albanese, Kevin Bleyer, Rich Blomquist, Steve Bodow,
     Wyatt Cenac, Hallie Haglund, JR Havlan, Elliott Kalan, Dan McCoy, Jo Miller,
     John Oliver, Zhubin Parang, Daniel Radosh, Jason Ross, Jon Stewart,

     Chuck O'Neil, Director, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
     Eric Davies, Editor, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
     The Colbert Report
     The Colbert Report
     Barry Julien, Head Writer, Stephen Colbert, Tom Purcell, Richard Dahm,
     Michael Brumm, Rob Dubbin, Opus Moreschi, Peter Gwinn, Jay Katsir, Frank Lesser,
     Glenn Eichler, Meredith Scardino, Max Werner, Eric Drysdale, Scott Sherman,
     Dan Guterman, Paul Dinello,

     James Hoskinson, Director, The Colbert Report
     Andrew Matheson, Editor, The Colbert Report
     Futurama, "The Tip of the Zoidberg"
     Maurice LaMarche as Clamps, Donbot, Hyperchicken, Calculon, Hedonismbot &
     Morbo, Futurama

     6 Days To Air: The Making Of South Park
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SANTA MONICA, Calif. and VANCOUVER, British Columbia LIONSGATE's ® (NYSE: LGF) acclaimed AMC drama MAD MEN and hit Showtime comedy NURSE JACKIE earned a total of 22 Emmy® nominations today, including a fifth consecutive drama series nomination for MAD MEN, which made history last year with its fourth consecutive win tying the all-time Emmy® record in the category, and a third consecutive comedy nomination for four-time Emmy® winner Edie Falco, who won the Lead Actress trophy for her role in the first season of NURSE JACKIE.  

MAD MEN scored 17 nominations – the most for any series -- including nods for Jon Hamm as Lead Actor (fifth drama nomination), Elisabeth Moss as Lead Actress (third nomination in this category), Christina Hendricks as Supporting Actress (third nomination), Jared Harris as Supporting Actor, Julia Ormond as Guest Actress and Ben Feldman as Guest Actor, in addition to the Outstanding Drama Series nomination, three nominations for Writing and a Directing nod.
In addition to Edie Falco's nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and Merritt Wever's nod for Outstanding Supporting Actress, NURSE JACKIE earned nominations for Bobby Cannavale as Guest Actor, as well as Casting, and Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour). 
"This is a very proud day for Lionsgate and we thank the TV Academy for this wonderful recognition," said Kevin Beggs, president, Lionsgate Television Group.  "The continuing success of MAD MEN and NURSE JACKIE is extraordinary, and we salute Matthew Weiner, Edie Falco and all of the remarkable artists involved in both series who strive to set the bar higher each year."
Lionsgate has now amassed a total of 120 Emmy nominations and 19 wins, including 69 nominations in the past three years alone.
MAD MEN received the following nominations:  
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series – Jon Hamm
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series – Elisabeth Moss
Outstanding Supporting Actress in Drama Series – Christina Hendricks
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – Jared Harris
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series – Julia Ormond
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series – Ben Feldman
Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series – Phil Abraham – "The Other Woman"
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series – Semi Chellas, Matthew Weiner, "The Other Woman"
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series – Andre Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton, "Commissions and Fees"
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series – Erin Levy, Matthew Weiner, "Far Away Places"
Outstanding Art Direction for a Single Camera Series – Dan Bishop, Production Designer; Christopher L. Brown, Art Director; Claudette Didul, Set Decorator, "At the Cod Fish Ball"
Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series – Laura Schiff, Carrie Audino
Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series – Christopher Manley, ASC, Director of Photography, "The Phantom"
Outstanding Single Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series – Chris Gay, Edited By, "Far Away Places"
Outstanding Hairstyling for a for a Single Camera Series – Theraesa Rivers, Department Head Hairstylist; Lucia Mace, Key Hairstylist; Arturo Rojas, Additional Hairstylist; Maria Sandoval, Additional Hairstylist; David Blair, Additional Hairstylist, "The Phantom"
Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic) -- Lana Horchowski, Dept Head Makeup Artist; Ron Pipes, Key Makeup Artist; Ken Niederbaumer, Makeup Artist; Keith Sayer, Makeup Artist
NURSE JACKIE received the following nominations:  
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series – Edie Falco
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – Merritt Wever
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series -- Bobby Cannavale
Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series – Julie Tucker, Ross Meyerson
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation -- Jan McLaughlin, M.P.S.E., Production Sound Mixer; Peter Waggoner, Re-Recording Mixer
MAD MEN is one of the most honored series in television history.  With its fourth consecutive Emmy® win for Outstanding Drama Series last year, it tied the all-time record for Emmy® wins in the category, joining an illustrious group of only three other shows in history that have achieved this milestone (Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, The West Wing). The series has also won four consecutive Golden Globes® for Best Drama, along with a host of additional awards.  Set in New York in the 1960's, MAD MEN has riveted audiences with the seductive and intriguing Madison Avenue world of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, and stars an outstanding ensemble cast, including Golden Globe® winner Jon Hamm, January Jones, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Jared Harris, Jessica Pare, Rich Sommer, Aaron Staton, Robert Morse, Kiernan Shipka, Jay Ferguson and Christopher Stanley.  Produced by Lionsgate, the series is created, written and executive produced by Matthew Weiner in association with Weiner Bros.  Joining Weiner are executive producers Scott Hornbacher and Andre and Maria Jacquemetton, and co-executive producer Victor Levin.  
NURSE JACKIE, which brought four-time Emmy® winner Edie Falco her first Lead Actress Emmy® for a comedy in the first season of the series, stars Falco as a strong-willed, fiercely loyal, deeply dedicated but very flawed emergency nurse working in a New York City hospital.  Also starring are Eve Best, Paul Schulze, Dominic Fumusa, Anna Deavere Smith, Ruby Jerins, Mackenzie Aladjem and Peter Facinelli, with special guest star Bobby Cannavale.  Co-produced by Lionsgate and Showtime Networks, the series was created by Evan Dunsky and Liz Brixius & Linda Wallem and is executive produced by Wallem, Brixius, Richie Jackson and Caryn Mandabach.
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