Thursday, April 30, 2015

Kenny Chesney’s THE BIG REVIVAL 2015 
Hits The Stadiums
Hitting Scottrade Center first on Wednesday
 

Joins Jason Aldean’s BURN IT DOWN To Open San Francisco’s Levi’s Stadium May 2

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Monday, April 27, 2015) – When Kenny Chesney kicked off his The Big Revival 2015 Tour with two sold-out nights at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, he knew it was just the tip of the iceberg. The man who’s the only country artist in Billboard’s Top 10 Touring Acts of the Last 25 Years – headlining for only 12 – is the most alive when he’s taking his always high-energy shows to the largest venues.

Saturday, May 2, Chesney merges THE BIG REVIVAL TOUR with Jason Aldean’s wildly successful BURN IT DOWN TOUR for the first of a dozen co-headlining shows. The pair will open San Francisco’s brand new Levi’s Stadium – bringing high impact country to the Bay area for one definitive night of music.

“There is nothing I love more than playing stadiums,” Chesney says. “The energy and the size of the stage lets me get close to so many more people – and that is a feeling unlike any other. To be able to join up with Jason for these shows this summer, I think it’s the kind of night people won’t forget.”

The man The Wall Street Journal deemed “The King of the Road” has a special place in his heart for the City By The Bay. As he says, “San Francisco has always been an amazing place for us. I’ve had Steve Miller and Sammy Hagar join me onstage there... The fans come early, they stay late – and they always send us into multiple encores. If this is how we’re kicking off the year in stadiums, this is going to be a pretty strong bar-setter.”

Chesney, a 4-time Country Music Association and 4-time consecutive Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year, has had 26 #1s, 13 #1 Albums and sold in excess of 30 albums. Heralded as “The People’s Superstar” by The Los Angeles Times, his summer concerts are legend:  indeed, many people plan their vacations around his tour schedule.

Jason Aldean, whose Old Boots, New Dirt became his second #1 Billboard Top 200 Album chart debut, is known for high intensity shows, his sense of true grit and songs that capture the way his fans genuinely live. Country's most downloaded male artist and three-time Academy of Country Music Male Vocalist of the Year has extended his wildly successful BURN IT DOWN TOUR into 2015, including the dozen stadium shows with Chesney.

This pairing extends beyond the two headliners. Joining them in San Francisco will be Jake Owen, known for his laid back, but invested take on country – including the #1 hits “Beachin’,” “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” and “What I Ain’t Got.” Also on the bill is Luke Bryan/Thomas Rhett/Florida Georgia Line hit songwriter/emerging artist Cole Swindell, whose hit #1 on his own “Chillin’ It” and “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight.”

Kenny Chesney’s THE BIG REVIVAL TOUR is presented by Corona Light & Blue Chair Bay Rum. The tour, with Chesney headlining, and special guests Jake Owen and Cole Swindell hit the Scottrade Center on Wednesday, May 6. Tickets or available by logging on to www.livenation.com. More information is available by visiting the Scottrade Centert website.




          
 


ORH Concerts Presents

The Steeldrivers
at The Ready Room
Thursday, July 2nd
Doors 7pm  Show 8pm
$25 Reserved
$20 Standing Room Only
All Ages
(on-sale Fri. 5/1 @ 10am)

http://youtu.be/1cdvtSn4tTo

Only Nashville, Tennessee could give birth to a band like the SteelDrivers: a group of seasoned veterans –each distinguished in his or her own right, each valued in the town’s commercial community – who are seizing an opportunity to follow their hearts to their souls’ reward. In doing so, they are braiding their bluegrass roots with new threads of their own design, bringing together country, soul, and other contemporary influences to create an unapologetic hybrid that is old as the hills but fresh as the morning dew. This is new music with the old feeling. SteelDrivers fan Vince Gill describes the band’s fusion as simply "an incredible combination."


Turkuaz
Wednesday, August 5th
Doors 7pm  Show 8pm
$10 Advance  $12 Day of Show
All Ages
(on-sale Wed. 4/29 @ 5pm)

https://youtu.be/l7NWDTK6rD8

Turkuaz is a 9-piece “Powerfunk” army hailing from Brooklyn, NY, whose modern twist on the classic sound has placed them at the forefront of a new funk evolution. With the obvious influences—Parliament, Sly & The Family Stone, Rick James and Zapp and Roger—as the basis for a recipe, Turkuaz adds healthy doses of Talking Heads inspired jittery, world-pop-dance grooves and a passion for The Beatles, Motown and R&B into the mix, resulting in a refreshing update to the funk idiom. A universally appealing dance band at its core, Turkuaz’s tightly arranged songs are built on thick grooves, driven by a powerhouse rhythm section and interlaced with swirling guitar lines and synthy keyboard riffs.

www.instagram.com/old_rock_house_stl


 


MADISON ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF 'WONDERLAND' EP ON JULY 21
 LISTEN TO NEW TRACK 'THAT FEVER' TODAY 
 
You'll quickly find yourself caught in the magic."-
Indie Shuffle

"Infectious beats and cotton candy sweet vocals that meld into one stuck-on-repeat song."-NYLON

"A promiscuous bit of alternative pop, enchantingly catchy, flashing bona fide soul, and a harbinger of bigger things to come."-Billboard

(April 28, 2015)- DIY pop musician and Miami native, Madison, is excited to announce plans to release her new EP, Wonderland, which she will be releasing on her own label, G Records, on July 21. Comprised of four original new tracks, Wonderland highlights Madison mastering her craft for writing a contagious pop song.  Check out the EP track 'That Fever' that The Music Ninja hails as 'engaging, memorable, and encompassing, demanding your attention' here: https://soundcloud.com/noiseofmadison/that-fever-1

Wonderland marks Madison's 4th original EP and is a follow up to EPs In The Bright Light, We've Been Nothing, The Noise Some People Make as well as her remix albums, The Remixes Some People Make, Volume IandVolume II, which featured remixes from Wild Cub, The Twelves, Carousel and RAC (which now has nearly 1.5 million YouTube plays), to name a few.

Madison's music has been featured in various TV shows such as Grey's Anatomy, Nashville, Gossip Girl, Parks & Recreation, Lost Girl and Happyland as well as commercials for Pantene, Victoria's Secret and Wet 'N Wild (directed by David LaChapelle). 

When Madison isn't writing or in the studio she spends her time as a loving mom to her rescue-pup, Alabama. In honor of Alabama, Madison is donating 50% of all proceeds to the rescue where she was adopted from, BadAss Brooklyn.

For more information, please contact: Jamie Garabedian, Sweet Avenue PR, Jamie@sweetavenuepr.com


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has announced that the pre-order of Just As I Am - Platinum Edition is available starting today, and "Same Old Song" is the first track available for y'all to hear on iTunes...

We know y'all probably have a version of the record already (either standard or deluxe), so all of these new tracks will be available individually on 5/19. We hope you are as stoked as we are about these new tunes, and as always we hope to see you soon...
 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015


 
Kenny Chesney’s Two-Fisted No. 1 Party
 “American Kids” & “'Til It’s Gone” Feted for Topping Country Charts

Nashville, Tenn. (April 28, 2015) -- When you reach for songs that capture people’s lives, country fans respond. For Kenny Chesney, who took a year off to concentrate on making what became The Big Revival, he’s already seen the project yield the GRAMMY - and triple Academy of Country Music-nominated “American Kids” and the surging “’Til It’s Gone,” his 25th and 26th No. 1 hits.
 
“I’ve been blessed to know some of the very best songwriters there are,” Chesney says, “starting at Acuff Rose as a kid, I learned when you can give folks their lives, people will respond. It’s an honor to be able to give songs like ‘American Kids’ and ‘’Til It’s Gone’ to the fans – and to be able to call people like Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, David Lee Murphy and Jimmy Yeary my friends.”
 
The Big Revival, Chesney’s 13th No. 1 Album debut, pushed country’s boundaries. Celebrating the way people live in the flyover, both songs capture the details, realities and especially the exuberance of the moments, memories and laughter that define being absolutely alive in America today.
 
“With two hooks, three rhythm scans and some of the most ingenious wordplay I’ve ever heard, ‘American Kids’ was a song that stopped me in my tracks,” Chesney says, “seven, eight, ten seconds in, I took my head phones off and said to Shane (McAnally), ‘I’m gonna cut it.’ Songs you can wrap your record around don’t come along very often. I’m glad this one came to me.”
 
Written by Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird and Shane McAnally, “American Kids” evokes the little pink houses and "born in the USA" of several generations, while embodying the swept-up-in-the-moment urgency and complete abandon of today’s teens and twenty-somethings.

“'Til It’s Gone” gave Clawson back-to-back No. 1s at the party. “'Til It's Gone” was written with Jimmy Yeary and David Lee Murphy. With the sweeping melody and a bridge that breaks down the ultimate invitation to live and love in full, the man The Los Angeles Times deemed “The People’s Superstar” ratifies the power of music to inspire.
 
“When Kenny Chesney cuts one of your songs, you know it’s going to get delivered,” Murphy told publishers, songwriters and industry insiders present to resounding applause.
 
 “I think it was David Lee who said to me,” Chesney responded, “‘Well, when you get back out there, what do you want to say to your audience?’ And this song is about living in the moment WITH someone, but if you back away... and look at it as all those people (in the audience), that’s exactly what I wanted to say. I knew when I heard the demo, the groove, the mood, the lyric that was it! I’m blessed they send me their demos.”
Chesney's BIG REVIVAL TOUR hits the Scottrade Center on Wednesday, May 6. For tickets, log on to www.livenation.com
 
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HANK WILLIAMS, JR. JOINS 
NASH ICON RECORDS

Country Legend Joins Superstar Roster

Hank Williams Jr. Signs to NASH ICON
Photo Credit: Randi Radcliff
(L-R: BMLG’s John Zarling, Vector Management’s Ken Levitan, Nash Icon Records’ Jim Weatherson, Hank Williams, Jr., BMLG’s Jackie Campbell) 


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 29, 2015) – Country legend HANK WILLIAMS, JR. has officially signed to NASH ICON RECORDS, a joint venture label between the Big Machine Label Group (BMLG) and Cumulus. The raucous Superstar joins the distinct voices of Reba, Martina McBride and Ronnie Dunn on the label, which launched in 2014. These four artists combined have sold over 186 million albums worldwide.

"Country music singers have always been a real close family and today the Nash Icon family has added me as a new member. I have done shows with Ronnie Dunn, recorded a hit record with Reba and absolutely love Martina McBride,” said Williams, Jr. "I am writing songs better than ever and am signed with a label that is already making history … it’s an exciting time!"

Following up his 2012 OLD SCHOOL NEW RULES release, Williams, Jr. will record his 37th album on Nash Icon Records with music expected later this year. His five-decade career continues to add accolades to an extremely impressive resume, which has spawned 70 million albums sold worldwide, 20 gold albums, six platinum albums and 13 chart-topping albums. Williams, Jr. has been named ACM Entertainer of the Year, CMA Entertainer of the Year and BMI Icon in addition to winning a GRAMMY and being inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Williams, Jr. isn’t slowing down with a rigorous tour schedule that has him entertaining fans on the road throughout the fall. For more information and tour dates, please visit hankjr.com.
MARTINA MCBRIDE TO MENTOR & PERFORM ON
AMERICAN IDOL TONIGHT (4/29) 

 
TUNE-IN ALERT
 
MARTINA MCBRIDE TO MENTOR & PERFORM ON
AMERICAN IDOL TONIGHT (4/29) 

 

Photo Credit: Kristin Barlowe
Show: American Idol

Date: Wednesday, April 29

Time: 8:00P ET / 7:00P CT

Channel: FOX (Check local listings)


Details: Powerhouse vocalist
Martina McBride will appear on American Idol as a guest mentor to the female finalists while Jay DeMarcus (of Rascal Flatts) advised the male contestants, who recently visited her Nashville-based Blackbird Studios. USA Today exclusively broke the news that the Superstar will also perform the iconic “Over The Rainbow” on the live show. The track is available now on iTunes. 
Martina made history with her most recent album EVERLASTING as the first solo female artist to debut at #1 on the Top Country Albums chart with an independently released and distributed album in the chart's 50-year history. The project also marks her fifth chart-topping debut. To date, she has sold over 18 million albums, which have included 20 Top 10 singles and six #1 hits. She recently performed during the 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards and has earned more than 15 major music awards, including four wins for Female Vocalist of the Year from the Country Music Association as well as the Music Business Association’s prestigious 2015 Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award for her philanthropic efforts on behalf of domestic violence and using her voice throughout her musical career with songs like “Independence Day” and “A Broken Wing.” The petite powerhouse’s EVERLASTING TOUR has been well received with sold-out shows across the country and praise from Rolling Stone Country: “It's familiar music coming from one of the most recognizable voices of any genre, yet with a stage plot unlike anything in McBride's illustrious 22-year career.” Ever the entertainer, Martina also released her first book, Around The Tablea full-color illustrated collection of her favorite recipes, hosting tips, practical menu planning advice, and themed d├ęcor inspiration. Martina is expected to release new music later this year as part of the innovative Nash Icon Records roster, which also includes renowned superstars Reba and Ronnie Dunn. 
Join the excitement on Twitter with @martinamcbride, @JayDeMarcus, @rascalflatts, @AmericanIdol and @FOXTV

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Mickey Gilley Receives High Honors with ACM Triple Crown Award

'ACM Presents: Superstar Duets' Airing May 15 on CBS

 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 23, 2015) – The legendary Mickey Gilley is celebrating a new milestone as the recipient of the 2015 ACM Triple Crown Award.  It’s the Academy’s recognition of artists who have previously won ACM Awards in all three of the following categories: New Artist (1974); Male/Female Vocalist and/or Vocal Duo/Vocal Group (1976); and Entertainer of the Year (1976).

The Triple Crown Award was presented to Gilley by multi-platinum singer Darius Rucker during ACM Presents: Superstar Duets which was taped for a two-hour television special at Globe Life Park on Friday, April 17 in Arlington, Texas. It was part of the 3-day 50th Academy of Country Music Awards® celebration and is set to air on Friday, May 15 on the CBS Television Network.

“Receiving the ACM Triple Crown Award is truly an honor of a lifetime. I’m thankful for the recognition and grateful to all those who helped me reach this incredible mark of achievement as I celebrate more than 50 years in the entertainment industry,” Gilley says.

In addition to being honored with the 2015 ACM Triple Crown Award, Mickey Gilley is marking the 35th anniversary of the Urban Cowboy movie and taking the spotlight across North America with this year’s concert tour.

For more information, visit: www.mickeygilley.com

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TUNE-IN ALERT: Monday, April 27!
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Friday, April 17, 2015

 CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT

105.7 THE POINT BIG SUMMER SHOW 
 
 

 It's another Point Big Summer Show, featuring: Shinedown with Three Days Grace, Buckcherry, Hurt, and Nothing More. 

Big Summer Show #3 is going down on August 1st at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre.
Tickets go ON SALE, Saturday, May 2nd at 11am. Point Club Presale Friday, May 1st from 10a-10pm.
For the first week of sales get a 4-pack of lawn or select reserved seats for just $57 at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Box Office, or get 4 tickets for $70 online with fees!