Tuesday, April 29, 2014


May 3 Program with Gayle Celebrates Exhibit Opening
Nashville, Tenn. (April 29, 2014) – The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will debut a spotlight exhibit devoted to iconic crossover star Crystal Gayle on May 2, 2014. Crystal Gayle: When I Dream will feature fashion, awards, letters, family photos and more from her groundbreaking career. The exhibition will run through November 3, 2014.

On Saturday, May 3, Gayle will participate in a special program, Concert and Conversation: Crystal Gayle. The 2:30 p.m. presentation, held in the museum’s Ford Theater, is included with museum admission and free to museum members. Hosted by Curatorial Director Mick Buck, the interview and performance will allow Gayle to discuss her life and career and perform songs from her extensive repertoire. Seating for the program is limited, and program passes are required for admittance.  The program will be streamed live on the museum’s website. For complete admission and streaming information, visit http://countrymusichalloffame.org/calendar/.

Crystal Gayle: When I Dream recounts Gayle’s unique rise to stardom. She began as a young dreamer emboldened, but nearly pigeon-holed, by the pioneering success of her older sister Loretta Lynn. Determined to make her own mark, Gayle grew into a superb vocalist whose signature glamour and pop-infused hits charmed the entire country.

The youngest of eight children, Gayle was born Brenda Gail Webb on January 9, 1951, in Paintsville, Kentucky. Not long thereafter, as the coal mines closed, her family left Appalachia to find work and moved to Wabash, Indiana, northeast of Indianapolis. As a child watching her older sister’s success, Gayle harbored her own musical aspirations. While still in high school, Gayle performed regionally and sampled life on the road with Lynn, joining her onstage for a couple of songs. Before graduating, Gayle signed her first contract with Decca Records, Lynn’s recording home, and was asked to change her name because one of her musical heroes, Brenda Lee, was a mainstay on the label. Her adopted stage name, “Crystal,” was suggested by Lynn as the two drove by a Krystal hamburger franchise.

In 1974, Gayle, now signed to United Artists Records, began to work with producer Allen Reynolds, a great song man whose musical instincts and mentoring perfectly complemented Gayle’s developing vision and smooth alto. Later that year she scored her first Top Ten hit with “Wrong Road Again.” Her first #1, “I’ll Get Over You,” followed two years later, along with another chart-topper, “You Never Miss A Real Good Thing (Till He Says Goodbye).” In 1977, she became a household name when “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue” perched atop the country charts for four weeks and climbed the pop charts in America and around the world.

Gayle enjoyed fifteen additional Billboard #1 hits between 1978 and 1987, including “Talking in Your Sleep” and “It’s Like We Never Said Goodbye.” In 1978, her album We Must Believe in Magic was certified platinum, making her country music’s first female artist to sell one million units. She also had success singing duets, including chart-topping hits with Eddie Rabbitt (“You and I”) and Gary Morris (“Makin’ Up for Lost Time”). Gayle won back-to-back female vocalist honors from the Academy of Country Music in 1976 and 1977 and from the Country Music Association in 1977 and 1978. Later, she moved to different record labels, scoring hits at Columbia, Elektra and Warner Bros.

For the last twenty years, Gayle has gained acclaim for compelling specialty recordings, including albums of gospel and children’s music, a tribute to Hoagy Carmichael, a collection of pop standards, and concert recordings—all featuring her effortlessly smooth vocals.

Among the artifacts on display in Crystal Gayle: When I Dream are:

  • Hand-stitched valentine Gayle made in the third grade for her mother, Clara
  • Gayle’s custom white microphone, with her name engraved in gold 
  • Red parlor guitar, custom built for Gayle by luthier Danny Ferrington in 1980
  • Photos of teenaged Gayle and her sisters Loretta Lynn and Peggy Sue that hung on their mother’s living room wall
  • LP cover for the soundtrack album to the 1982 film One from the Heart, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, featuring Gayle and Tom Waits. The album featured Gayle performing solo or as a duet partner with Waits, who wrote the songs.
  • Flight suit and boots worn by Gayle on her F-16 flight in 1984
  • 1977 Grammy for Best Female Country Performance, for “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue”
  • 1976 ACM Female Vocalist of the Year trophy
  • Marble and crystal Indiana Living Legend award, presented to Gayle in 2005
  • Mattel’s Crystal “Eagle” Gayle Air Force Barbie doll, which commemorated both her 1984 flight aboard an F-16 fighter and the fiftieth anniversary of the U.S. Air Force
Spotlight exhibits supplement themes or aspects of the museum’s core exhibition, Sing Me Back Home: A Journey Through Country Music. These short-term, informal displays either provide a closer look at a particular person, group or aspect of country music, or spotlight recently donated items or special anniversaries. Rotated often, spotlight exhibits also offer a glimpse into the museum’s unique collection, which includes recorded discs; historical photographs; films and videotapes; thousands of posters, books, songbooks, periodicals and sheet music; personal artifacts such as performers’ instruments, costumes and accessories; and more.

Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is operated by the Country Music Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization chartered by the state of Tennessee in 1964. The museum’s mission is the preservation of the history of country and related vernacular music rooted in southern culture. With the same educational mission, the foundation also operates CMF Records, the museum’s Frist Library and Archive, CMF Press, Historic RCA Studio B and Hatch Show Print®.

First-Ever Marvel Live Tour Coming to Scottrade Center in January 2016
Tickets On-Sale Now for this Must-See Event
St. Louis, MO, April 29, 2014 - After much anticipation, Feld Entertainment, Inc., the world’s leading producer of touring live family entertainment, revealed details about the most ambitious live show in its history, with new information about the epic storyline and tour dates for Marvel Universe LIVE! Featuring the most Marvel characters ever assembled in one production, this high-caliber arena spectacular will put fans right in the middle of one of the most electrifying battles between good and evil ever conceived. Produced by Feld Entertainment, this first-ever live Marvel tour makes its 85-city debut in July in Tampa, FL, followed by the world premiere at New York City’s Barclays Center on Wednesday, August 13. Marvel Universe LIVE! will be flying in to St. Louis from January 8 to January 10, 2016 for six performances at Scottrade Center.  Tickets for Marvel Universe LIVE! are on sale now.
Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original story that brings more than 25 Marvel characters together on one epic quest.  The story is framed around the battle over the Cosmic Cube, the source of ultimate power and one of the most feared and coveted treasures in the Marvel Universe, that has been shattered into pieces by the Mighty Thor in order to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands. With the pieces scattered across the globe, Thor’s villainous brother Loki devises a scheme to clone its powers, inciting a threat that could not only decimate Earth but also obliterate the Universe. 
To defeat Loki, Marvel’s biggest Super Heroes must band together, including The Avengers - Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk and Thor along with Spider-Man and Wolverine, must trek across the globe to retrieve the Cosmic Cube fragments and unite them. As the Super Heroes track the Cube, they will encounter some of their biggest adversaries including Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, Red Skull, Madame Hydra, Aldrich Killian, Electro and more, in the quest for the very same fragments. These foes have no problem teaming up if it gets them closer to their ultimate goal of world domination.
Marvel Universe LIVE! will be the most remarkable live event that the world has ever seen with an absolutely epic story line and jaw dropping technological advances. Fans will feel like they’ve stepped into a Marvel blockbuster film come to life with nonstop movie style action and stunts,” said Feld Entertainment Executive Vice President and Marvel Universe LIVE! Producer Juliette Feld. “We are working hand in hand with Marvel to give fans a revolutionary live show experience that introduces an original story that is faithful to the Marvel canon and utterly captivating from beginning to end!”
“To see all the elements of this spectacular live show come together has been truly incredible,” said Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada. “The technology utilized in the show is not only going to blow your mind, it is going to take you to a whole new Marvel world like nothing fans have ever seen before. What Feld Entertainment has done is going to astonish and amaze fans.”
Marvel Universe LIVE! launches new innovations in set design, aerial stunts, pyrotechnics and state-of-the-art show elements that bring movie style special effects to the live entertainment arena.  Audiences will see the awe-inspiring world of Super Heroes come to life before their eyes with a dynamic cast comprised of some of the industry’s most talented stunt performers. Utilizing their talents and aided by a unique combination of never before seen arena mechanics some of Marvel’s mightiest will come to life with profound results. These true-to-comic creations will be supported by innovative lighting design and transformative 3D projection that will take the audience on a journey around the globe with these timeless characters. To support this massive undertaking, Marvel Universe LIVE! will not only utilize the entire arena floor, but also perform within a multilevel aerial space creating a unique experience that puts audiences right in the middle of the action in ways they could only dream about prior.
“This is the most ambitious undertaking in the more than 40 year history of Feld Entertainment. It’s the kind of show you always strive to produce but with so many advances in technology only now can you truly deliver it to fans,” said Feld Entertainment Chairman and CEO and Marvel Universe LIVE! Producer Kenneth Feld. “We know this is going to be game-changing for the live entertainment industry as a whole and are making a tremendous investment to surpass the audience’s expectations at every performance. We are elated to feature Marvel Universe LIVE! as part of our portfolio of memorable live touring productions.”
Tickets for Marvel Universe LIVE! are available at the Ford Box Office at Scottrade Center, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online at Ticketmaster.com. For a complete list of tour dates, visit the Marvel Universe LIVE!  website (http://www.marveluniverselive.com) and stay current on the latest developments through social media, including:
·         Facebook  (www.facebook.com/MarvelOnTour)
·         Twitter  (@MarvelOnTour/@Juliette Feld (show’s producer twitter feed))
·         YouTube  (www.youtube.com/MarvelOnTour)
·         Instagram (@MarvelOnTour)
·         Google+ (http://gplus.to/MarvelOnTour)
About Feld Entertainment
Feld Entertainment is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that lift the human spirit and create indelible memories, with 30 million people in attendance at its shows each year. Feld Entertainment's productions have appeared in more than 70 countries on six continents and include Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®, Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, Nuclear Cowboyz®, AMSOIL Arenacross, Marvel Universe LIVE!, Disney On Ice and Disney Live! More information about Feld Entertainment is available online at www.feldentertainment.com. More information on Marvel Universe LIVE! available at www.marveluniverselive.com.
About Marvel Entertainment, LLC
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information, visit www.marvel.com.

Tommy Emmanuel Announces 2014 US Summer Tour


LOS ANGELES,  -- Two-time GRAMMY Nominee Tommy Emmanuel, whose five decade career has garnered hundreds of thousands of fans worldwide, will once again be bringing his passionate and infectious live show to the United States in summer 2014. The tour kicks off on June 12 in St. Louis, MO at Sheldon Concert Hall and wraps up on August 16 in Philadelphia at The Philadelphia Folk Festival.  
Supporting Tommy is Antsy McClain, front man of the Trailer Park Troubadours. McClain is a singer/songwriter and humorist who will be presenting an introductory dose of his solo show which is set to tour the same markets in the coming months.
Emmanuel is a national treasure in his mother country of Australia. He started as a child prodigy touring with his family band, and rose up through the ranks as a studio musician and with a series of successful Australian bands, including providing his guitar stylings on Air Supply's multi-platinum selling album, "Lost In Love." He has been voted Favorite Acoustic Guitarist in both Guitar Player Magazine and Acoustic Guitar Magazine's reader polls, and is a YouTube sensation. His videos have nearly 14,000,000 views and have led to sold out shows in new markets all over the US.
To view Tommy's YouTube page, visit: https://www.youtube.com/user/TommyEmmanuelTV
From July 28th to August 1st, 2014, Emmanuel will be hosting his 2nd-ever Tommy Emmanuel Guitar Camp USA. This all-inclusive 4 day/4 night workshop will take place at the Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, NY, where players of all ages and skill levels will learn directly from Tommy and other top players, including John Knowles, cgp, Jim Nichols, and Joe Robinson. For more information, visit www.tommyemmanuelguitarcampusa.com/.
Recently, Emmanuel self-released his highly-anticipated live CD/DVD combo, titled "Tommy Emmanuel cgp: Live and Solo in Pensacola, Florida." Recorded live in early 2013, this CD/DVD includes old and new favorites, exhibiting Tommy's amazing showmanship and musical talent as he performs before a packed house at the Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio.
Tommy Emmanuel is an honorary Kentucky Colonel, a CGP (Certified Guitar Player), an Order of Australia Medalist (AM) and the holder of both an honorary Master's Degree (MA) and more recently an honorary Doctor of Arts (DR) from Charles Sturt University in Australia in recognition of his commitment to rural Australia and contributions to music education.
June 12
St. Louis, MO – Sheldon Concert Hall
June 14
Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room
June 16
New York, NY - B.B. King Blues Club
June 17
Annapolis, MD – Ram's Head
June 19
New York, NY - B.B. King Blues Club
June 20
New York, NY - B.B. King Blues Club
June 21
Richmond, VA – Carpenter Theatre
June 23
Charlotte, NC – McGlohon Theatre
June 24
Newberry, SC – Newberry Opera House
June 25
Newberry, SC – Newberry Opera House
June 26
Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
June 27
Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
June 28
Birmingham, AL – BJCC Concert Hall
July 17
Wichita, KS – Orpheum Theater
July 18
Omaha, NE – Holland Performing Arts Center
July 19
Sioux Falls, SD – Orpheum Theatre
July 21
Rapid City, SD – Rusmore Plaza Civic Center
July 23
Missoula, MT – Wilma Theatre
July 24
Spokane, WA – Bing Crosby Theater
July 25
Bend, OR – Tower Theater
July 26
Jacksonville, OR – Britt Pavilion
August 4
Beach Haven, NJ – Surflight Theatre
August 9
Copper Mountain, CO – Guitar Town
August 13
Norfolk, CT – Infinity Hall
August 14
Fall River, MA – Narrows Center for the Performing Arts
August 15
Newton, NJ – The Newtown Theatre
August 16
Philadelphia, PA – Philadelphia Folk Festival
SOURCE Tommy Emmanuel


On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z 










in partnership with #BeyGood
benefitting the Shawn Carter Foundation

June 25- August 5, 2014

Exclusively with Chase

Members of Beyonce's Fan Club will have access to pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, April 29 at 8am local time. For details visit, www.beyonce.com/tour.

Exclusively, Chase credit and debit customers will receive advance access to purchase tickets from Tuesday, April 29 at 10am through 10pm local time.  A non-exclusive presale window will continue through Thursday, May 1 at 10pm local time. Chase credit and debit customers will also have exclusive access to purchase a Chase Lounge VIP ticket package which includes a private pre-show lounge with food, drinks, music and more.

Tickets for "ON THE RUN TOUR: BEYONCE AND JAY Z" go on sale to the general public starting Friday, May 2 through the Live Nation Mobile APP and at www.livenation.com

Beginning today, Monday, April 28, fans can visit https://www.facebook.com/Beyonce or https://www.facebook.com/JayZ for more information about getting early access to tickets on Wednesday, April 30 at 10:00am local time.  

See below dates.
Wednesday, June 25
Miami, FL
Sun Life Stadium
Saturday, June 28
Cincinnati, OH
Great American Ballpark
Tuesday, July 1
Foxborough, MA
Gillette Stadium
Saturday, July 5
Philadelphia, PA
Citizen's Bank Park
Monday, July 7
Baltimore, MD
M & T Bank Stadium
Wednesday, July 9
Toronto, ON
Rogers Centre
Friday, July 11
East Rutherford, NJ
MetLife Stadium
Tuesday, July 15
Atlanta, GA
Georgia Dome
Friday, July 18
Houston, TX
Minute Maid Park
Sunday, July 20
New Orleans, LA
Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Tuesday, July 22
Dallas, TX
AT&T Stadium
Thursday, July 24
Chicago, IL
Soldier Field
Sunday, July 27
Winnipeg, MB
Investor Group Field
Wednesday, July 30
Seattle, WA
Safeco Field
Saturday, August 2
Los Angeles, CA
Rose Bowl
Tuesday, August 5
San Francisco, CA
AT&T Park

"On The Run: Beyonce and JAY Z," in partnership with #BeyGOOD, will donate $1 from every ticket purchased to the Shawn Carter Foundation to support students.   Additionally, a portion of the proceeds from each Chase Lounge VIP Ticket Package will also be donated to The Shawn Carter Foundation.  
The mission of the Shawn Carter Foundation is to help individuals facing socio-economic hardships further their education at institutions of higher learning. Students served by the Shawn Carter Foundation represent diverse backgrounds, and face significant barriers to success such as teen pregnancy, homelessness, poverty, former incarceration, sexual and domestic abuse, and gang membership. The Foundation supports these students on the run to greatness through its scholarship fund, annual college tours, study abroad experiences, counseling initiatives, and holiday toy and meal drives.  For more information visit www.shawncartersf.com.
Launched in 2013,  #BeyGOOD inspires people everywhere to be kind, be charitable and get involved in their local communities.  To date, over 2 million fans have joined in to raise awareness and resources for causes important to them.  For more information about the charities we support visit,  www.Beyonce.com/BeyGood and follow us on Twitter @BeyGood
Chase is the U.S. consumer and commercial banking business of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), a leading global financial services firm with operations in more than 60 countries. Chase helps almost 70 million consumers and small businesses with a broad range of financial services.  The  firm and its Foundation give approximately $200 million annually to nonprofit organizations around the world and lead volunteer service activities for employees in local communities, utilizing its many resources, including access to capital, strength, global reach and expertise. More information about Chase is available at www.chase.com.
About Live Nation EntertainmentLive Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Artist Nation Management and Live Nation Media/Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.
Join the conversation, use #OnTheRunTour on Twitter and Instagram.  On The Run Tour is exclusively promoted by Live Nation.
ANTI-MORTEM: New Album Available For Streaming!
New Southern, the debut album by Native Oklahoman quintet and saviors of southern-infused hard rock ANTI-MORTEM, is exclusively available for streaming in its entirety at Loudwire.com: http://smarturl.it/NewSouthernAlbum
Produced, recorded, and mixed by the esteemed Bob Marlette (BLACK STONE CHERRY, LYNYRD SKYNYRD, SHINEDOWN, ROB ZOMBIE), the album will be released on April 29th in North America and features artwork by Brent Elliott White (DEATH ANGEL, JOB FOR A COWBOY, TRIVIUM).  Pre-order the album via the New Southern Landing Page: http://bit.ly/1hPIBT7
ANTI-MORTEM will play dates with Lacuna Coil this May and open for MACHINE HEAD’s “Killers & Kings” tour through the U.S. this summer.  Dates can be viewed on the band’s official Facebook page.
Dunno what it means to be Southern? Let the guys fill you in here: http://youtu.be/cz8eKTSTF_A
The track listing for New Southern is:

01. Words Of Wisdom (lyric video here)
02. New Southern
03. 100% Pure American Rage (music video here)
04. Hate Automatic
05. Black Heartbeat
06. I Get Along With The Devil
07. Path To Pain
08. Wake Up
09. Ride Of Your Life
10. Stagnant Water (music video here)
11 Truck Stop Special
12. Jonesboro
BONUS TRACK:13. A Little Too Loose (MR. BIG cover)

Purchase the “100% Pure American Rage” single on iTunes:
For more of ANTI-MORTEM’s testicular fortitude, check out:
“100% Pure American Rage” - http://vevo.ly/kjWBVz
“Stagnant Water” http://youtu.be/dnqz2u5qBB8
“Words Of Wisdom” (lyrics) - http://youtu.be/5sZXVP3H04E“Hate Automatic” (acoustic) - http://youtu.be/y-KUBIITPHA     
“Truck Stop Special” (acoustic) - http://youtu.be/xooedVqxm-Y            
“John The Revelator” (acoustic) - http://youtu.be/35Wm15f8_sE             
What the American hard rock and metal scene needs right now is an infusion of youth and some new blood coursing through its veins. Enter ANTI-MORTEM and their upcoming debut album, New Southern. Formed in 2008 and with over 300 shows already to their name, the combined average age of this Oklahoma quintet is just 21-years-old. ANTI-MORTEM were raised on southern rock & heavy metal and driven by a hunger to make an impact. The band dole out bottom-heavy and groove-laden anthems with every track and infuse a modern sense of melody that is the signature trademark of all the metal greats they've learned from.  Also present and accounted for: southern swagger in spades, courtesy of the band's roots and upbringing.

Larado Romo – Lead Vocals
Nevada Romo
– Guitar
Zain Smith
– Guitar 
Corey Henderson
Levi Dickerson –  Drums
Visit ANTI-MORTEM online at www.ANTI-MORTEM.com.
Like: www.facebook.com/ANTIMORTEMUSA Follow: twitter.com/ANTIMORTEMUSA

Country Artists Release Anthem Highlighting Hunger in America, Generates Donation to Feeding America


What: A group of top recording artists have come together to record the original recording “Give ’Em Hope,” which supports the nationwide initiative Outnumber Hunger. Since 2011, Outnumber Hunger has helped Feeding America secure more than 25 million meals for local food banks.

Forty-eight percent of the anthem purchase price is being donated by Big Machine Label Group to Feeding America to benefit local food banks across the country.

Who: The anthem features 11 top artists and bands: Danielle Bradbery, Vince Gill, Lauren Jenkins, Toby Keith, Martina McBride, Cassadee Pope, Reba, The Band Perry, The Cadillac Three, Thomas Rhett and Chris Young.

“Give ’Em Hope” is recorded by Nashville for Outnumber Hunger (on Big Machine Records). The anthem was written by Fancy Hagood and Megan James, and produced by James Stroud.

When and where: “Give ’Em Hope” is available for $1.29 on iTunes.  

Streaming link: Nashville For Outnumber Hunger – Give 'Em Hope
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Old Crow Medicine Show

with special guest Hurray For The Riff Raff

Friday, July 18 at Peabody Opera House

Tickets on sale this Friday, May 2 at 10am.
TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE FORD BOX OFFICE AT SCOTTRADE CENTER, TICKETMASTER.COM, ALL TICKETMASTER RETAIL OUTLETS INCLUDING SUITE 100 AT THE PAGEANT, OR CHARGE BY PHONE 1-800-745-3000      All dates, acts, and ticket prices are subject to change without notice.  Tickets may be subject to fees.  

Miley Cyrus
Bangerz Tour
August 10, 2014 - Rescheduled Date - 

Tickets On Sale This Friday, May 2 at 10am  
All tickets for the original date of April 16, will be refunded.  
Customers holding tickets for the original date must purchase new tickets in order
 to attend the concert.  
Tickets with the April 16 date listed will not be honored.   
Tickets available at LiveNation.com/Ticketmaster.com, the Ford Box Office at Scottrade Center, Ticketmaster Retail Outlets, or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000  All dates, acts, and ticket prices are subject to change without notice.  Tickets may be subject to fees.


The Lead Single Has Sold Over 1 Million Downloads

New Album JUST AS I AM Debuts May 19


Nashville, TN (April 28, 2014)Brantley Gilbert tops the Country radio charts for a third time with “Bottoms Up." Selling over 1 million downloads and garnering over 14.2 million views of the accompanying video, Brantley is making a bold introduction to his May 19 release, JUST AS I AM (The Valory Music Co.).

Earlier this year the tune scored the #1 spot on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, marking Brantley's second ascend since "Country Must Be Country Wide." The Hot Country Songs chart, published weekly by Billboard, collects data from Nielsen BDS along with digital sales and streaming.

Since debuting at #1 on the iTunes Country Top Songs chart in December, “Bottoms Up,” has remained in the Top 5, even in the midst of major new releases.

Fans can catch Brantley’s LET IT RIDE TOUR this weekend in Springfield, MO (5/1) and Evansville, IN (5/2).

For tour dates and more visit, www.brantleygilbert.com.


LOS ANGELES - APRIL 28, 2014 - R.E.M. delivered two knockout performances on MTV's acclaimed "Unplugged" series, the first in 1991 and the other in 2001, giving them the unique distinction of being the only band to appear on the series twice. Surprisingly, audio from both shows has never been available, making these some of the most demanded music in the R.E.M. vaults. That all changed on Record Store Day 2014, when Rhino released both performances as a limited edition, four-LP vinyl set. The collection includes every performance from the original broadcasts, as well as 11 songs that never aired. Following the sell-out of the limited edition vinyl Rhino will release the collection digitally and as a 2-CD set on May 19th.

Today R.E.M. premiered the 'Unplugged' version of "The One I Love" via Rolling Stone. To stream the track now, click HERE.  

The "Unplugged" performances are sonic snapshots that capture the legendary Athens, Georgia band at important points on its journey from alternative-music progenitors to international stars that have sold more than 85 million albums.

Drummer Bill Berry, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist Mike Mills, and singer Michael Stipe recorded their first "Unplugged" session in 1991, while riding a growing wave of success that began in 1987 with the commercial breakthrough of Document. Much of the performance spotlights songs from R.E.M.'s then-current album Out of Time, which sold several million copies and was the band's first #1 album in the U.S. From the album, the band performed "Radio Song," "Low" and its biggest American hit, "Losing My Religion."

The remainder of the set list spans eight years of music and touches on five different albums, mixing "Perfect Circle" from R.E.M.'s 1983 debut Murmur and fan-favorites like "Fall On Me" and "Its The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" with a cover of The Troggs' "Love Is All Around." Five songs that never aired can be heard on this set for the first time, including two tracks from the multi-platinum Green - "Get Up" and "World Leader Pretend."

R.E.M. made an extremely rare second appearance on "Unplugged" in 2001, but this time without original drummer Bill Berry, who left the band in 1997 due to health reasons. For the show, the band focused mainly on its 12th studio album Reveal - which came out that year - with performances of the singles "Imitation of Life" and "All The Way To Reno (You're Gonna Be A Star)." The song selection draws from eight different albums with "So. Central Rain" from 1984's Reckoning, "Cuyahoga" from 1986's Lifes Rich Pageant and "Find The River," the elegiac album closer from the 1992 classic Automatic For The People.

This collection uncovers six songs from the session that were never broadcast, including tracks from Reveal and Up (1998), as well as a haunting and tranquil re-imagination of the band's breakthrough single, "The One I Love" from 1985's Document.

Track Listing

1991 Unplugged
  1. "Half A World Away"
  2. "Disturbance at the Heron House"
  3. "Radio Song"
  4. "Low"
  5. "Perfect Circle"
  6. "Fall on Me"
  7. "Belong"
  8. "Love Is All Around"
  9. "Its The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)"
  10. "Losing My Religion"
  11.  "Pop Song 89"
  12. "Endgame"
  13. "Fretless"*
  14. "Swan Swan H"*
  15. "Rotary 11"*
  16. "Get Up"*
  17. "World Leader Pretend"*

2001 Unplugged
  1. "All The Way To Reno (You're Gonna Be a Star)"
  2. "Electrolite"
  3. "At My Most Beautiful"
  4. "Daysleeper"
  5. "So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)"
  6. "Losing My Religion"
  7. "Country Feedback"
  8. "Cuyahoga"
  9. "Imitation of Life"
  10. "Find the River"
  11. "The One I Love"*
  12. "Disappear"*
  13. "Beat a Drum"*
  14. "I've Been High"*
  15. "I'll Take the Rain"*
  16. "Sad Professor"*
* Not included in original television broadcast



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