Monday, September 21, 2015

ELI YOUNG BAND TO HEADLINE WINTER TOUR
PRESENTED BY LIVE NATION

EXCLUSIVE CITICARD PRE-SALE BEGINS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22



Nashville, TN --- September 21, 2015 --- Chart topping Valory Music Co Artist Eli Young Band to headline winter tour presented by Live Nation.  The GRAMMY nominated foursome will kick off the tour on November 11 in Philadelphia and will be making stops in twenty cities including Las Vegas, Atlanta, Asbury Park and San Diego before the tour wraps in Greensboro on February 20. On select dates, EYB will be joined by special guests LOCASH, LANco, Blackjack Billy, CAM, Dallas Smith, Luke Combs and Kevin Fowler.
After spending the summer touring the nation with Toby Keith, performing in amphitheaters and arenas, EYB is looking forward to hitting the road again as a headliner. 
The band’s new single, “Honey, I’m Good” is a collaboration with Andy Grammer and is currently impacting radio stations nationwide. The video for the song is scheduled to premiere on People.com later this month.  With a trio of platinum and multi-platinum #1 hits like “Drunk Last Night,” “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” and “Crazy Girl” under their belts, their last album 10,000 TOWNS ranked #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and #1 on the iTunes Country Albums Chart.  EYB has been awarded Billboard’s #1 Country Song of the Year, ACM Song of the Year and garnered numerous nominations from GRAMMY, CMA, CMT, ACA and Teen Choice Awards.
Tickets for all shows go on sale this Friday, September 25 at 10AM at www.livenation.com.   Pre-sale for Citi Bank card holders begins in select cities, tomorrow, Tuesday, September 22 at: https://www.citiprivatepass.com/landing/eli_young_band.html.  
For more information about the tour, log onto: www.eliyoungband.com.
JASON ISBELL
WITH SPECIAL GUEST

SHOVELS & ROPE

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016 | 7:30pm

Peabody Opera House | St. Louis, MO

Tickets on sale Friday, Sept. 25 at 10am!
Ticket Locations
Online at Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000,  and at the Ford Box Office at Scottrade Center
Ticket Prices
$49.50 / $39.50 / $34.50 (plus applicable fees)
More information
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JUST ANNOUNCED:  
Brian Regan returns to Peabody Opera House Friday, March 4 at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets go on sale Monday, September 28 at 10:00 a.m. and may be purchased at the Ford Box Office at Scottrade Center, all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, by phone at 800-745-3000, or online at ticketmaster.com.

COMEDIAN BRIAN REGAN
ANNOUNCES SPRING 2016 TOUR DATES


Tickets Go On Sale Monday, September 28, 2015

On Saturday, September 26, Regan Will Star In
Brian Regan: Live From Radio City Music Hall,
Comedy Central’s First-Ever Live Broadcast Of A Stand-Up Special


September 21, 2015 – Comedian Brian Regan announces spring tour dates for his non-stop theater tour going on sale Monday, September 28, 2015.  The spring leg of the tour will visit 38 cities throughout North America including Regan’s return to the 12,500-seat EnergySolutions Arena on March 18.  A list of new tour dates is below.  For more information and links to purchase tickets visit www.BrianRegan.com.

This Saturday, September 26, Regan will make history with the live Comedy Central broadcast of Brian Regan: Live from Radio City Music Hall, the first-ever live broadcast of a stand-up special in Comedy Central’s history.

On May 8, Regan made his final stand-up performance on Late Show With David Letterman, his 28th appearance and the most of any comic since the show moved to CBS in 1993.

“He is one of my favorite, favorite stand-up comedians.” - Jerry Seinfeld
“No comedian in the world says, 'Yeah, I want to follow Brian Regan.'" – Chris Rock
“Saw Brian Regan last night at the Arlington Theater in Santa Barbara. In a word (or three) Simply the Best!” – Dennis Miller

“You’re one of the rare guys that is universally respected by comics as being one of the most hilarious guys out there at stand-up.” – Joe Rogan

“Honestly, Brian Regan’s the best stand-up working today. Period.” – Patton Oswalt
“You’re the guy people look up to…Brian Regan’s the funniest guy…there’s Brian Regan and then there’s other people.” – Marc Maron

“I’ll take all of that guy you got…Very funny man.” – David Letterman
Regan made a scene-stealing cameo in Chris Rock’s film, Top Five, and he was seen in Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, but it is stand-up comedy that is Brian’s focus visiting close to 100 cities each year, and selling out some of the most beautiful venues on the continent.

For more on Brian visit www.BrianRegan.com and follow Brian on Twitter - @BrianReganComic.


TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA TO BRING ROCK OPERA ‘THE GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS EVE’ PRESENTED BY HALLMARK CHANNEL LIVE ACROSS NORTH AMERICA IN 2015   

SCOTTRADE CENTER - SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27
  AT 3:00PM and 7:30PM 
Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) has announced the dates of its 2015 Winter Tour, once again featuring one of the group’s beloved stories performed in its own renowned audio visual manner. This year’s enchanted Yuletide tale is “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve,” which TSO will take to 60 cities across North America to perform 100 shows.  Scottrade Center will host two spectacular shows on Sunday, December 27 at 3:00pm and 7:30pm.  Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday, September 18 at 10:00am with a portion of the proceeds benefitting local charities.    TSO is pleased to announce that each concert ticket bought online will come with a digital copy of the groups highly-anticipated upcoming studio album, Letters From The Labyrinth (Lava Records/Republic Records). Letters From The Labyrnith, which is set to be released November 13, 2015 is TSO’s first full-length album since 2009’s Night Castle, and fans who purchase tickets to the 2015 Winter Tour will be among the first to hear it. Visit www.trans-siberian.com for more details. 
Based on TSO’s multi-platinum DVD and long running PBS fundraiser, the story follows the journey of a young runaway who, on Christmas Eve, breaks into an abandoned vaudeville theater seeking shelter from the cold, and the ghostly visions she experiences from that concert hall’s past. “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” features the best of TSO such asChristmas Eve Sarajevo 12/24, O’ Come All Ye Faithful, Good King Joy, Christmas Canon, Music Box Blues, Promises To Keep, and This Christmas Day. TSO creator, lyricist and composer Paul O’Neill says, “‘The Ghosts of Christmas Eve’ brings me back to TSO’s beginnings. We recorded this TV show before TSO had ever toured and it was almost like our first show. It was filmed in a majestic old theatre in Jersey City and we got to work with the legendary Ossie Davis, Jewel and Michael  Crawford.  
There was a magic we captured and I think that’s why it was so successful as a fundraiser for PBS. The special features some of the best songs from our catalog at the time. We want to keep the spirit of the story alive and weave it together to encompass the best of the Christmas Trilogy that fans of all three stories can enjoy. The band always gets excited when they get to do something new and now that we are finished up with “Letters From The Labyrinth” there is going to be lots of new music and twists for our fans on this tour.”   This year’s tour follows the massive success of The 2014 Winter Tour, which grossed more than $51 million in just 52 days, played to nearly 1,000,000 fans.  

In total, TSO has played in excess of 1,600 shows for more than 11 million fans cementing itself as one of the world’s biggest arena rock acts.  Trans-Siberian Orchestra has consistently ranked in the Top 10 for attendance and grosses according to Pollstar, the touring industry trade publication, and was named among the “Top Touring Artists of the Decade” by Billboard (in 2009). This ongoing success is due to Paul O’Neill’s vision. O’Neill has melded the sound and fury of rock with the storytelling of Broadway to create a unique amalgamation he calls “rock theater” that leaves crowds of all ages speechless. With new fans being introduced to the wonder presented on stage everyyear, and TSO constantly striving to provide a new experience, audiences can be assured the best is yet to come in 2015.   

As in all previous years, a portion of all ticket sales will go to benefit select national and local charities.  To date, TSO has donated approximately $12 million to worthy charities.   TSO will unveil exciting news about “Letters From The Labyrinth” (Lava Records/Republic Records), the group’s first full-length release since 2009’s Night Castle, shortly. Visit www.trans-siberian.com  for more details.   Reserved Tickets start at $39.00!  Tickets go on sale Friday, September 18 at 10am at LiveNation.com, the Live Nation Concerts App, The Ford Box Office at Scottrade Center, all Ticketmaster Retail Outlets, and charge by phone at 1-800-745-30000.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015


ARE YOU READY FOR SOME DARKNESS?
St. Louis' scariest haunted house  
opens Friday, September 18 for the 2015 season

St. Louis -- September 14, 2015 -- The Darkness, located in St. Louis' historic Soulard neighborhood, opens Friday, September 18 for the haunt season.  

Additional September dates include Saturday, September 19 from 7 to 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 25 and 26, from 7 to 11 p.m.  

The Darkness also will be open on October 2, 3 and 4;  October 8, 9, 10 and 11; October 15, 16, 17 and 18; and daily from October 22 through 31. After Halloween, The Darkness opens on November 1, 6, 7 and 13. Opening times vary. 

Visit www.Scarefest.com for details.  The Darkness is located at 1525 S. 8th Street, St. Louis, MO 63103.

This year, The Darkness features an all-new outdoor Scream Zone populated with monsters and zombies that will terrorize guests while they wait for their turn to enter the haunted attraction. The new Mega Scream outdoor movie wall will show classic horror movies. Bands and food trucks will add to the frightful fun. Visitors can take free photos with their favorite monsters to share on their social media feeds. 

Inside, The Darkness is longer and scarier than ever with new scenes and animations providing surprising frights on both floors. On the first floor, ancient ruins are filled with demons, monsters and a never-before-seen man-eating worm. The second floor is the abandoned, haunted mansion of everyone's nightmares and includes a library filled with evil spirits, zombies and demons. 
TerrorVisions Logo

The Terror Visions in 3D area of The Darkness is alive with crazed clowns. (Beware of the clown that springs down from the ceiling and leaps out of sight with his victims!) A Monster Museum inside The Darkness displays horror collectibles and memorabilia and a new live action game where guests operate on a body. Fail and be attacked by your living-dead patient. 

The Darkness' evil siblings, Creepyworld and The Abyss at the Lemp Brewery, will open for their seasons on September 25 and 26 and October 2nd and 3rd, respectively. 

Visit www.fearticket.com to purchase a Trilogy of Terror Ticket (all three haunts), Double Combo (any two haunts) or any single ticket to 
The Darkness, The Abyss or Creepyworld. Individual tickets are $23 for children and $25 for adults. Fast passes are available for purchase for fright fans who would like to skip the lines. Group tickets are available online for groups of 20 or more.
 
To learn more about The Darkness, Creepyworld or The Abyss at the Lemp Brewery, visit www.Scarefest.com.

Follow Scarefest.com on Facebook.com/stlouismissourihauntedhouses.  
"Blue-Eyed Soul Man" Martin Sexton Announces US and Canada Fall Tour Dates

Critically Acclaimed LP
Mixtape of the Open Road Available Now
 
"Sexton has never been a songwriter to stick in one genre.  He is always walking the lines of folk, soul and country with his records, but when he's performing it's all about the strength, beauty and honesty of his voice and lyrics." - WFUV

"If you spend a few minutes watching Martin Sexton perform, then you will understand that his time onstage isn't a job, but a calling." - Relix

"One of the most soulful cats to ever sling an acoustic guitar." - Folk Alley

"Thanks to his incredibly soulful, highly versatile voice, Martin Sexton probably could have made a name for himself as merely a singer.  Add in his deft songwriting touch and a distintive, engaging guitar style, and Sexton becomes a true triple threat." - Acoustic Guitar Magazine

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Martin Sexton released his new album Mixtape of the Open Road earlier this year, his 8th studio album in a career spanning over two decades.  This Fall, the "blue-eyed soul man" will bring his incendiary live show on the road again for a nationwide US tour.  The trek will kick off mid-September in Montana and include stops in Austin, St. Louis, Nashville, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, and Kansas City before winding down in his hometown Northampton at the end of November.
 
Inspired by the mix tapes he and his friends/family used to make for each other, Mixtape of the Open Road is a musical cross-country trip blazing through all territories of style, cruising through time and place.  It's a charm bracelet of twelve gems all strung together with the golden thread of what Rolling Stone calls Martin's "soul marinated voice."  Since release, it's garnered great praise from Wall Street Journal, Billboard, Folk Alley, NPR MusicDiffuser, and Relix Magazine who called it "a breezy, affable sound that resides midway between the old-school charm of James Taylor and the spunk and swagger of a young John Mayer."
 
Watch him perform "You (My Mind is Woo)" featured by CMT Edge HERE.
 
Tour Dates:
09/15 - Billings, MT @ Pub Station
09/16 - Bozeman, MT @ Faultline North
09/17 - Missoula, MT @ Top Hat Lounge
09/18 - Calgary, AB @ Central United Church
09/19 - Edmonton, AB @ McDougall United Church
09/20 - Sundre, AB @ Sundrew Performing Arts Center
09/23 - Pullman, WA @ Jones Theatre at Washington St. University
09/24 - Enterprise, OR @ OK Theatre
09/26 - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House
09/27 - Vancouver, BC @ Imperial
10/08 - Ashland, OR @ Southern Oregon University
10/09 - Olympia, WA @ Washington Centre
10/10 - Edmonds, WA @ Edmonds Centre
10/11 - Grass Valley, CA @ Center for the Arts
10/14 - Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre
10/16 - Austin, TX @ Belmont
10/17 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues Dallas
10/18 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues Houston
10/22 - St. Louis, MO @ Sheldon Concert Hall
10/24 - Nashville, TN @ Centennial Park
11/04 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
11/05 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
11/06 - Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
11/07 - Duluth, MN @ Mitchell Auditorium
11/09 - Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre
11/10 - Fargo, ND @ Fargo Theatre
11/11 - Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
11/12 - Kansas City, MO @ Madrid Theatre
11/13 - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
11/14 - Davenport, IA @ Redstone Room
11/15 - Evanston, IL @ Space
11/21 - Northampton, MA @ Calvin Theatre
11/27 - Sellersville, PA @ Sellersville Theatre
11/28 - Syracuse, NY @ Palace Theatre
 
 
  
GHOST RELEASES NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR "FROM THE PINNACLE TO THE PIT"

"From the Pinnacle To The Pit"

LINKĂ–PING, SWEDEN - September 14, 2015 - Ghost today released a new music video for "From The Pinnacle To The Pit." Directed by Zev Deans, the clip can be watched HERE. Ghost's North American tour kicks off next week. See below for a complete list of tour dates. Meliora, the band's critically acclaimed third record, is available now via Loma Vista Recordings. 
 
Black To The Future Tour
 
September 22 - The Fillmore - Washington, DC
September 23 - Newport Music Hall - Columbus, OH
September 25 - Stage AE - Pittsburgh, PA
September 27 - Terminal 5 - New York, NY
September 28 - House of Blues - Boston, MA
September 29 - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA*
September 30 - Metropolis - Montreal, QC
October 1 - Sound Academy - Toronto, ON
October 2 - The Majestic Theater - Detroit, MI
October 3 - The Riviera - Chicago, IL
October 5 - Liberty Hall - Lawrence, KS
October 6 - The Pageant - St. Louis, MO
October 8 - The Civic Auditorium - New Orleans, LA
October 9 - The Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA
October 10 - Beacham Theatre - Orlando, FL
October 11 - The Ritz - Tampa, FL
October 13 - House of Blues - Dallas, TX
October 14 - Aztec Theater - San Antonio, TX
October 16 - Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM
October 17 - Sumitt Music Hall - Denver, CO
October 19 - Knitting Factory - Boise, ID
October 20 - El Corazon - Seattle, WA
October 21 - Roseland Theatre - Portland, OR
October 23 - Warfield - San Francisco, CA
October 26 - The Mayan Theater - Los Angeles, CA
October 27 - Knitting Factory - Reno, NV
October 28 - The Depot - Salt Lake City, UT
October 30 - Northside Park Theater - San Diego, CA
October 31 - House of Blues - Las Vegas, NV
November 1 - Monster Mash Festival - Phoenix, AZ
 



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ROYAL BLOOD TO PERFORM ON THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN ON SEPTEMBER 22ND
 
UK duo Royal Blood will perform their song "Figure It Out" on The Late Late Show with James Corden on Tuesday, September 22nd. This will mark the band's fourth late night television performance in support of their self-titled debut album, which was originally released last August on Warner Bros. Records and has gone on to sell over 850,000 copies around the world and reached No. 5 on the Billboard Album Charts. The Late Late Show airs at 12:37am / 11:37am CST on CBS (check local listings).
 
Royal Blood's blistering summer included a remarkable interview and performance on the Howard Stern Show on SiriusXM, crowd-winning performances at the Sasquatch, Bunbury, Bonnaroo, and Governor's Ball festivals, and arena dates supporting Foo Fighters. The band will spend the fall playing headlining dates with Bass Drum of Death and will also appear at the Life is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas, NV and Austin City Music Festival in Austin, TX. See below for a complete list of upcoming dates.
 
UPCOMING LIVE DATES
September 24 - The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA* (SOLD OUT)
September 25 - House of Blues - San Diego, CA* (SOLD OUT)
September 26 - Life Is Beautiful Festival - Las Vegas, NV
September 28 - The Marquee - Tempe, AZ*
September 29 - Tricky Falls - El Paso, TX*
October 1 - Warehouse Live - Houston, TX*
October 2 - ACL Music Festival - Austin, TX (SOLD OUT)
October 3 - Emo's - Austin, TX*
October 5 - Ready Room - St. Louis, MO*
October 6 - Cain's Ballroom - Tulsa, OK*
October 7 - House of Blues - Dallas, TX*
October 9 - ACL Music Festival - Austin, TX (SOLD OUT)
 
* w/ Bass Drum of Death
 
Royal Blood is 24 year-old vocalist/bassist Mike Kerr and 27 year-old drummer Ben Thatcher. The duo's sound is a result of a lineage that stretches from present day heroes Queens of the Stone Age to the influential Led Zeppelin, and all the way back to early blues pioneers... yet this huge wall of sound emerges from just two men and two instruments. The band's ferocious approach to the drums and bass have led them to be hailed as one of the most exciting forces in live music. Entertainment Weekly praised the band's "muscle-car riffs and bluesy snarls", while Rolling Stone proclaimed "the band is surely well on its way to becoming a household name." Pitchfork noted the band's "crushing, contorted groove" and "telepathic sense of connectivity". USA Today declared them "the biggest breakouts in rock this year." 
 
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Photo Credit: Eliot Lee Hazel
 
 
 

KENNY CHESNEY GEARS UP FOR 2016
Miranda Lambert to Anchor Stadium Dates
 
Sam Hunt and Old Dominion Flesh Out Core Stadium LineUp

​Nashville, Tenn. - (Sept. 15, 2015) The dust hasn’t even settled from Kenny Chesney’s record-smashing Big Revival 2015 Tour – closing with 120,206 fans played to over two nights at Foxboro, Massachusetts' Gillette Stadium – and the man The Wall Street Journal has deemed “The King of the Road” is ready to kick-off 2016. As is always his way, he’s looking to make his stadium shows the best day of the summer.

​“People count on having a great day when they come out to see us,” Chesney explains. “And I think it’s important that we give them the best show we can from the moment they hit the gate until the final encore song’s been played.”

To realize this goal, Chesney tapped six-time Female Vocalist and four-time Album of the Year winner Miranda Lambert, currently up for four 2015 CMAs including Entertainer and Female Vocalist of the Year. Known for hits including “The House That Built Me,” “Kerosene,” “White Liar,” “Baggage Claim,” CMA Song of the Year “Over You” and the current “Smokin’ And Drinkin’,” TIME hails the Texas firebrand for “packing heat and heart in equal measure.”

​“Miranda is the real deal,” Chesney says. “She’s a songwriter, first, and a real vocalist. She’s puts it all out there when she’s on stage, and I loved touring with her so much in 2009, I can’t believe it’s taken us this long to get her back out here – because I love every single thing about who she is as an artist and a person.”

Joining them will be Sam Hunt, the Cedartown, Georgian who’s already scored three consecutive Platinum-selling #1s with “Leave The Night On,” “Take Your Time” and “House Party” from his debut album, Montevallo. In addition to his own hits, he wrote Chesney’s #1 “Come Over” and Keith Urban’s “Cop Car.” With his distinct country sound, Hunt has surpassed 450 million streams across all digital platforms – far more than any other country music newcomer.

​“The second I heard Sam’s demo for ‘Come Over,’ I knew he was onto something very unique,” says the man who gave Hunt his first cut. “Watching him develop as an artist, seeing his songwriting evolve – and knowing how he brings it when he gets onstage makes him a perfect act to come out with us. He’s fun, alive and all about the music.”

​And reprising their kick-off position -- but getting a longer set -- is Old Dominion, the songwriter’s group who’ve written hits for Dierks Bentley (“Say You Do”), Tyler Farr (“A Guy Walks Into A Bar”), The Band Perry (“Better Dig Two,” “Chainsaw”) and Chesney (his current “Save It For A Rain Day”). The five-man band with ties to Virginia will release their RCA debut Meat And Candy on Nov. 6.

​“Old Dominion had a tough job this summer, and they got it done,” Chesney says of his stadium opener. “They’re hit songwriters, but they’re also guys who’ve played in a lot of clubs – and know how to connect with people. I mean, not only are their songs solid, they’re great guys.”

​Setting or breaking records in Minneapolis’ Target Stadium, Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field, Kansas City’s Arrowhead Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ’s Met Life Stadium, Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field, Green Bay’s Lambeau Field, as well as putting 55,000 in the Rose Bowl, there’s a reason he’s the only country artist on Billboard’s Top 10 Touring Acts of the Last 25 Years. With this line-up, he will give the No Shoes Nation another stellar summer on the road.

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Online at KennyChesney.com and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @kennychesney.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

ERIC CHURCH TOPS CMA AWARDS NOMINATIONS WITH FIVE NODS
 
Singer’s breakout year now includes nominations for top honor Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year at the 49th annual awards

 
NASHVILLE, Tenn.  – An already amazing 19-month run got even better Wednesday morning when Eric Church learned he was nominated for a leading five CMA Awards, including top honor Entertainer of the Year.

It’s Church’s first nomination in that category, and one earned through tireless work, innovation and old-fashioned entertaining. He’s also up for Male Vocalist of the Year, Song of the Year for “Like a Wrecking Ball,” Single of the Year for “Talladega” and Musical Event of the Year for “Raise ‘Em Up” with Keith Urban.

It’s the EMI Records Nashville recording artist’s first nomination for Entertainer of the Year, an award given to the performer who has proven to be a recording, radio and touring star as well as an ambassador for the genre.

Church’s February 14, 2014, release The Outsiders was that year’s top-selling country album and has continued to surge in 2015. Church logged another No. 1 from the Grammy Awards-nominated album  with “Talladega” and set a number of venue records around the nation on The Outsiders Tour, including a stop at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. He also opened Nashville’s new Ascend Amphitheater with a pair of critically acclaimed, sold-out nights that showcased Church’s ability to hold a crowd of thousands in rapt attention with just an acoustic guitar, his songwriting abilities.

Church is tied for the nominations lead with Little Big Town, a vocal quartet with which he coincidentally shares producer Jay Joyce. The North Carolina native has now been nominated for 17 CMA Awards with one win, 2012 Album of the Year CHIEF. The 49th Annual CMA Awards will be broadcast live on ABC on Nov. 4 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

For more information about Eric Church, visit www.EricChurch.com. And to learn more about the CMA Awards nominations, visit www.CMAWorld.com.

About Eric Church
The Country Music Association and four-time Academy of Country Music Award winner finished 2014 as country music’s top-selling artist, with the year’s highest debut and sales of any release in the format as the critical and commercial success The Outsiders reached Platinum status, marking more than one million albums sold. Debuting at No. 1 on both the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart and Top Country Albums chart, “The Outsiders” garnered GRAMMY, CMA and ACM Album of the Year nominations and features his No.1 hits “Give Me Back My Hometown” and “Talladega” as well as his current single “Like A Wrecking Ball.” The Outsiders is the follow-up to Church’s Platinum-certified CHIEF, named the 2012 Album of the Year by both CMA and ACM, and GRAMMY-nominated for Best Country Album. The LP featured five Top 20 singles: “Homeboy” (certified Platinum for sales in excess of 1 million); the Top 10 “Like Jesus Does” and the Top 5 “Creepin’” (both certified Gold for sales in excess of 500,000); and two No. 1 hits “Drink in My Hand” (certified Platinum) and “Springsteen” (certified Double Platinum for sales in excess of 2 million singles). Church’s 2006 debut album, Sinners Like Me (2006) and his sophomore album Carolina (2009) are both RIAA Gold-certified.
For more information or tickets, visit www.EricChurch.com.
RANDY HOUSER NABS CMA NOMINATION FOR SONG OF THE YEAR
 
Nomination for “Like A Cowboy” comes as Houser preps for We Went Tour featuring Frankie Ballard and Craig Campbell

  NASHVILLE, Tenn. – ) – When powerhouse country vocalist Randy Houser released ballad “Like A Cowboy,” it was dubbed by Taste of Country as "a pure, unencumbered vocal showcase [...] for country fans who just like to hear a great vocalist at his best." The powerful single, released on his third album How Country Feels, garnered Houser his third career nomination earlier today (Wednesday) for the 49th Annual CMA Awards.

“I’m just so honored and humbled,” Houser said following the announcement this morning. “As an artist you don’t get into this for anything except your love for music, so to get to this point is kind of surreal. When you give it everything you’ve got and make sacrifices, to be recognized by fans, the industry and fellow artists, it really means the world. I grew up watching the CMAs and looking forward to those performances every year. It was the Super Bowl of music in a way for me. So I feel blessed to be at this point.”

“Like A Cowboy,” which Houser wrote with Brice Long, highlights the Stoney Creek Records recording artist’s epic voice and sense of drama. The soaring ballad was the fourth in a run of four Top 5 singles from How Country Feels, with the first three – “How Country Feels,” “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight,” and “Goodnight Kiss” -- scoring consecutive No. 1 titles.

“Song of the Year honors the craft of songwriting, which is the foundation of what we do as country artists, so it’s really special to be recognized,” Houser added. “This song means a lot to me personally. It’s one of my favorite songs that I have ever written. It’s a song that I’m proud of and made a huge impact on the live show. And I owe that to country radio for getting it out there for fans to hear."

The song immediately caught the attention of critics when it was released, evoking a long-ago time in country music but doing it in a thoroughly modern way. Taste of Country touted that “Like A Cowboy” is “for country fans who just like to hear a great vocalist at his best. The song is a pure, unencumbered vocal showcase.”

Houser’s latest single, “We Went,” is climbing the charts and has a smokin’ fun video that features car chases, romantic moments and a little Robin Hood action. It is the first taste of new music from a forthcoming album, which will be his fourth overall and second for Stoney Creek Records.

Houser will kick off his first headlining arena tour, aptly called the We Went Tour, with Frankie Ballard and special guest Craig Campbell in mid-November after a summer spent on a star-making turn opening for Luke Bryan to universal praise. The We Went Tour tour will kick off Nov. 20 in Corbin, Kentucky.

Current dates for the We Went Tour are as follows:
Friday, Nov. 20 – The Arena - Corbin, Ky.
Saturday, Nov. 21 – Hobart Arena – Troy, Ohio
Friday, Nov. 27 – Dow Events Center - Saginaw, Mich.
Saturday, Nov. 28 – Old National Events Plaza - Evansville, Ind.
Friday, Dec. 4 – La Crosse Center Arena - La Crosse, Wis.
Saturday, Dec. 12 - Choctaw Events Center - Durant, Okla.
Thursday, Dec. 17 – The Rave - Milwaukee, Wis.
Friday, Dec. 18 - Akron Civic Center - Akron, Ohio
Additional dates for the We Went Tour will be announced soon.

About Randy Houser
With an inimitable voice the New York Times describes as “wholly different, thicker and more throbbing, a caldron bubbling over,” Randy Houser racked up three consecutive No. 1 hits and more than four million in singles sales to date with his Stoney Creek Records album, How Country Feels. He topped the charts with the title track, “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight” and “Goodnight Kiss” (also his first No. 1 as a songwriter) and earned critical acclaim for his powerful delivery of the Top 5 smash, "Like A Cowboy." Houser’s new single, “We Went,” is available at country radio and digital retailers now, with a new album forthcoming. He is currently touring with Luke Bryan on the Kick The Dust Up Tour and will launch his headlining We Went Tour this fall. For more information, visit www.RandyHouser.com or follow on Twitter @RandyHouser and www.Facebook.com/RandyHouser.
THE BAND PERRY RECEIVES 2015 CMA AWARDS NOMINATION FOR 'VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR' 


NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 10, 2015 - Grammy® Award-winning superstar sibling trio THE BAND PERRY have been nominated for a 2015 CMA Award for "Vocal Group of The Year" - marking the group's sixth consecutive year to receive a nomination. The 49th Annual CMA Awards will be hosted for the eighth time by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood and broadcast live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Wednesday, Nov. 4 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network (check local listings).
 
The Band Perry released their roaring new anthem "Live Forever" on Friday, August 14th.  The track, produced by RedOne and Dann Huff, is the first taste of new music from The Band Perry's forthcoming album due for release later this fall by Big Machine Label Group.  "Live Forever" is available for purchase at all digital retailers.
 
The Band Perry performed "Live Forever" for the first time on national television - as well as other fan favorites - on Friday, August 14th when they make their first-ever appearance at Central Park's famed SummerStage in Rumsey Playfield as part of Good Morning America's Summer Concert Series.  
The music video for "Live Forever" made its world broadcast premiere on CMT's Hot 20 Countdown, CMT Artists App and CMT.com. The clip was directed by Collin Tilley and features both narrative and performance by the all-American band in a new and unique performance space called THE CUBE.  To watch now, click HERE.
The band learned of their nomination as they boarded a plane to Europe to participate in "Celebrity Fight Night in Italy," a seven-day experience hosted by legendary tenor Andrea Bocelli.  Celebrity Fight Night is an annual event held in both Phoenix and Tuscany benefitting multiple charities including Bocelli's foundation and the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix. The event will also feature guests Reba McEntire, Tony Bennett, David Foster, Sharon Stone, Zubin Mehta, and Ronnie Dunn.  From the airport they responded to the news - "We were so thrilled to hear about our CMA nomination and are grateful to be recognized by our musical peers. It's hard to believe it will be our 6th trip to the CMA Awards!  We are honored to be representing country music across the globe, and we will be sure to toast the Country Music Association and our fellow nominees from Tuscany!"

ABOUT THE BAND PERRY
 
Grammy® Award-winning sibling trio The Band Perry have proven an unstoppable presence in music, matching their major critical acclaim with massive mainstream success. Within just years of making their platinum-selling self-titled debut, frontwoman Kimberly Perry and her brothers Reid and Neil have already shown the history-defying power of their colossal appeal, playing sold out shows around the world.
 
Along with introducing the group as a dynamic new force in music, 2010's The Band Perry delivered five hit singles: the sextuple-platinum chart-topper "If I Die Young" (whose video's now Vevo-certified for reaching 100 million plays), the platinum-selling "You Lie" and "All Your Life" (a #1 single), "Hip to My Heart," and the gold-certified "Postcard from Paris." For their gold-certified 2013 follow-up Pioneer, The Band Perry delved deeper into an edgy, rock-and-roll-inspired sound while staying true to their Southern roots, offering up the platinum-selling #1 singles "Better Dig Two" and "DONE." (a first for Reid and Neil as songwriters) as well as smash hits "Don't Let Me Be Lonely" and "Chainsaw." Kicking off the WE ARE PIONEERS WORLD TOUR in late 2013, the trio quickly established themselves as an incendiary live act and global powerhouse, playing hundreds of venues from Seattle to Sweden.
 
Throughout 2014, The Band Perry built on that momentum by making appearances on major TV and award shows, became ACM Vocal Group of the Year, picked up a CMT Award for their "DONE." video, and marked their first USO tour stop with a performance for American troops at Royal Air Force Lakenheath in the United Kingdom. Later in the year, The Band Perry released a spirited rendition of country legend Glen Campbell's "Gentle On My Mind" (featured on the soundtrack to the James Keach-directed documentary Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me) and - in February 2015 - won the Grammy® Award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance. Having also earned multiple awards from the likes of The Country Music Association, CMT Music Awards, the American Country Awards, and the Academy of Country Music, The Band Perry have received multiple nominations from the American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, People's Choice Awards, Teen Choice Awards, and The American Country Countdown Awards as well. The band is currently nominated for a 2015 CMA Award for 'Vocal Group of the Year'. 
 
With their recent honors including being named ambassadors for Teen Cancer America (a charity founded by The Who's Roger Daltrey), The Band Perry are currently gearing up for the release of their third studio album due out for release later this year by Big Machine Label Group. The band's anthemic new single "Live Forever" and its accompanying music video are out now. For tour dates and more on TBP, visit www.thebandperry.com