Tuesday, March 22, 2016



March 22, 2016 -- In 2013, TOM KEIFER released his highly-anticipated debut solo album, THE WAY LIFE GOES, to rave reviews and immediately kicked off a non-stop touring schedule. Flash forward to 2016.
Now, as a “thank you” to his fans who have supported him and the long-awaited solo project for the past few years by attending one packed show after another, KEIFER and his bandmates (#keiferband: Tony Higbee/guitars and vocals, Billy Mercer/bass and vocals, Paul Simmons, drums and vocals, Paul Taylor/keyboards and vocals, Savannah Keifer/vocals, percussion and piano, Kendra Chantelle/vocals and percussion) will being entering a Nashville studio later this month to record with four-time Grammy® Award-winning producer/engineer Vance Powell (Elle King, Chris Stapleton, Jack White).
The new tracks will be featured as bonus material on an expanded, deluxe edition of KEIFER’s critically acclaimed 2013 solo debut album, THE WAY LIFE GOES.  Set for release later this year, the package will also include the original album that’s currently being remastered by Richard Dodd (Kings of Leon, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum), a bonus DVD with video extras, a documentary about the creation of the bonus tracks, and exclusive interviews with the band filmed during the new recording sessions.
The as-yet-untitled deluxe set will be wrapped in an all new expanded art package designed
by artist David Calcano (creator of the Fantoons comic strip series) with one-of-a-kind unique illustrations depicting each song. KEIFER credits a framed collage designed by Calcano of images depicting life, members of his band and songs from THE WAY LIFE GOES that was given
to him by his tour manager, Gene Aldridge, as the inspiration to release the deluxe edition.
“That one gift,” said KEIFER, “instantly made us think about all the incredible people, adventures and inspiration that had come into our lives over the last few years. The new deluxe edition is our way of celebrating the way life’s gone since the initial release. It’s been an amazing journey!”
The new package’s bonus track song titles, release date and some other very special surprises will be announced in the coming weeks.
Upon its initial release, THE WAY LIFE GOES garnered rave reviews. To wit:
“A collection of 14 blues howlers, Stones-y rock and, yes, big ballads, the album calls to mind Cinderella but with an even more rootsy undercurrent.”
--Joseph Hudak, Rolling Stone
“…14 songs that stay true to form – killer blues-rock playing and tones, hooks galore, and strong songwriting. If you’re a fan of harder-edged rock and long to hear genuinely enjoyable new tunes, it may be just the thing; the opener, ‘Solid Ground,’ offers pure Keifer guitar and vocals with a feel reminiscent the Stones’ Exile On Main Street while the remaining tracks are, much like his life the last 15 years, an up-and-down ride.”
--Ward Meeker, Vintage Guitar,
“...the record features such vital, vibrant guitar tones and parts that are immediate and honest.  They also have that cool, interlocking, layered quality that made so many classic rock albums so, well, classic.  Keifer flat-out knows how to play vibey guitar parts with ungodly tone, and fans of the Stones, Zeppelin, Steve Marriott, and early Aerosmith should definitely take notice.  And, although you wouldn’t wish hemorrhaging vocal cords on anyone, this guy is singing better than ever to complement his great 6-string parts.”     
--Matt Blackett, Guitar Player,
“...an amazing, raspy voice and a knack for writing songs that lodge themselves on the brain and refuse to leave for days...”
--Gerry Gittleson, Los Angeles Daily News,
“The Way Life Goes marks the first release of any kind by Keifer since Cinderella’s last record, 1994’s Still Climbing. In many ways, it picks up right where the band left off. The first single, ‘The Flower Song,’ echoes ‘Maggie May,’ the familiar grit in Keifer’s voice approximating Faces-era Rod Stewart; but for the most part the album replicates the blend of pounding hard rock, soaring ballads and blues and country tinges that characterized Cinderella’s sound beginning with Long Cold Winter.”
--Shaun Brady, Philadelphia City Paper,
“’The Flower Song,’ his premiere solo offering, smacks of the Black Crowes/the Faces.”
--Katherine Turman, Village Voice (NY),
In touring news, TOM KEIFER and his band has confirmed lots of new tour dates that will keep them on the road throughout the rest of the year. Check them out at any of the following stops:
DATE               CITY                                         VENUE
Sat 4/2              Sunrise, FL                               Markham Park – Rockfest 80’s
Thu 4/7             Agoura Hills, CA                        Canyon Club
Fr 4/8                Pasadena, CA                           The Rose
Sat 4/9              San Juan Capistrano, CA           Coach House
Mon 4/11          Tempe, AZ                                Marquee
Sat 4/23            Fayetteville, NC                         Fayetteville Dogwood Festival
Thu 4/28            Chester, PA                              The Block Entertainment Center/Harrah’s
Fri 4/29             Englewood, NJ                         Bergen Performing Arts Center
Sat 4/30            Columbia, MD                           M3 Rock Festival
Thu 5/12            Dallas, TX                                 Gas Monkey Live
Fri 5/13             Houston, TX                              The Pub
Sat 5/14            Kinder, LA                                 Coushatta Casino Resort
Sat 5/28            Herrin, IL                                   HerrinFesta Italiana
Fri 6/3               Nashville, TN                             Farm Rock
Fri 6/10             Saginaw, MI                              FirstMerit Bank Event Park
Sat 6/11            Elgin, IL                                    Arcada Park
Wed 6/15          Alameda, CA                             Alameda County Fair
Sat 6/18            Tucson, AZ                               Kino Sports Center
Fri 6/24             Uncasville, CT                           Mohegan Sun Arena
Fri 8/12             Three Forks, MT                        Rockin’ The Rivers Music Festival
Sat 8/20            Calgary, AB.                             Deerfoot Inn & Casino
* More dates to be announced.



"How refreshing and inspiring it is to encounter a young artist whose achievements match his ambitions.”
The Washington Post

“The 10 Most Exciting Artists Now”
Entertainment Weekly

“100 Best Living Songwriters”
—Paste Magazine
“…the most exuberant outburst of imagery since Bob Dylan’s ‘A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall,’ in 1963.”
—Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly

“The music is contagious.”
—Bob Boilen NPR Music 

Josh Ritter and The Royal City band will continue their North American tour this May, with additional shows added in New Orleans, Milwaukee, Cleveland and more. This extensive run of tour dates supports Ritter’s acclaimed new album, Sermon On The Rocks (Pytheas Recordings/ Thirty Tigers), and follows recent sold-out shows at New York’s Beacon Theatre, D.C.’s 9:30 Club and Nashville’s Cannery Ballroom, among others. See below for complete details.

In celebration of Sermon On The Rocks, Ritter was recently featured on “PBS NewsHour” as well as on “CBS This Morning” as part of their “Saturday Sessions” series (watch the full performances here: “Getting Ready To Get Down,” “Homecoming” and “To The Dogs Or Whoever”).

Sermon On The Rocks is receiving widespread critical praise:
 “Favorite Songs Of 2015”—NPR Music

“…it’s an approach that brings out some of Ritter’s slipperiest, nimblest wordplay…and a few genuine head-turners. Not many singers could pull off a whopper like, ‘If you wanna see a miracle, watch me get down,’ but when Ritter gets there near the end of ‘Getting Ready To Get Down,’ it lands like a grand punchline.”—NPR Music

 “50 Best Songs of 2015”—Paste

“80 Best Albums of 2015”—Popmatters

“‘Homecoming’ moves from a solo piano setting a butterscotch tone, to the voice of a young man backed by a band chugging in the background; to an acoustic middle eight and back to the glorious rhythm…It’s seamless, sweet, and real”—The Huffington Post

 “The literary-minded songwriter Josh Ritter…recharges his music on his eighth studio album, Sermon on the Rocks…Harking back to Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and maybe a little Mark Knopfler, Mr. Ritter has always been a slinger of serious ideas and high-flown imagery” —The New York Times

 “The new album’s music is airy, propulsive and more often than not, catchy.”
The Wall Street Journal

Produced by Ritter and Trina Shoemaker (Queens of the Stone Age, Emmylou Harris), Sermon on the Rocks was recorded over two weeks at New Orleans’ The Parlor Recording Studio and features Matt Barrick from The Walkmen on drums, Zachariah Hickman on bass, Josh Kaufman on guitar and Sam Kassirer on piano.

Of his inspiration behind Sermon on the Rocks, Ritter comments, “I wanted to play messianic oracular honky-tonk.”

Over the course of his acclaimed career, Ritter has released seven full-length albums including his most recent, 2013’s The Beast In Its Tracks, which debuted at #22 on the Billboard 200 and #8 on the Top Rock Albums chart. The record also received widespread critical praise—NPR Music called it, “…gorgeous and glorious,” while Pitchfork asserted, “Beast is contemplative and forgiving, a means of burying one relationship to commit to another, and Ritter nicely evokes the excitement and resignation of such a transition.” Additionally, in 2011, Ritter made is debut as a published author with his New York Times best-selling novel, Bright’s Passage (Dial Press/Random House). Of the work, Stephen King writes in The New York Times Book Review, “Shines with a compressed lyricism that recalls Ray Bradbury in his prime…This is the work of a gifted novelist.”
May 16—New Orleans, LA—Civic Theatre
May 17—Birmingham, AL—Saturn
May 18—Asheville, NC—The Orange Peel
May 19—Lafayette, IN—Lafayette Theater
May 20—St Louis, MO—The Pageant
May 21—Kansas City, MO—Madrid Theatre
May 22—Morrison, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre*
May 24—Milwaukee, WI—Pabst Theater
May 25—Royal Oak, MI—Royal Oak Music Theater
May 26—Cleveland, OH—Beachland Ballroom
May 27—Charlottesville, VA—Jefferson Theater
May 28—Charlotte, NC—The Fillmore
May 29—Charleston, SC—Charleston Music Hall
July 23—Camden, NJ—XPoNential Music Festival
August 28—Florence, MA—Look Memorial Park

*appearing with Elephant Revival
Tickets will be On-Sale Fri. 3/25 at 5pm!

Black Stone Cherry
Monday, May 23rd
Old Rock House
Doors 7pm  Show 8pm
$20 Advance  $22 Day of Show
All Ages

Black Stone Cherry bridges the gap between the blue collar craftsmanship of dirty, bluesy, ballsy, pedal-to-the-metal Hard Rock steeped in the ancestral lineage of Southern Rock and the warm, broad embrace of the rock radio mainstream. There’s enough boot stomping, soulful meat-and-potatoes in the Kentucky band’s stew to invigorate Middle America, with the melodic chops to conquer the worldwide stage. The Allman Brothers and Metallica meeting up, getting drunk, raising some hell and then crashing into a big brawl together, only to have Robert Johnson break it all up? That’s

Monday, March 21, 2016

Kenny Chesney Taps Another Keg
Sloppy Joe’s in Key West Was Site of Surprise Show 

Photo credits: Jill Trunnell

KEY WEST, Fla. (Monday, March 21, 2016) - Word started to spread Friday: a keg show at Key West’s iconic Sloppy Joe’s March 21. Fans stood in line all night long, and by 6 a.m. Duval Street was blocked off for what local officials knew would be an overflow crowd that would shut the street down. By the time “Mas Tequila” rolled at 5:02, the fans were primed and ready as Kenny Chesney and band swung into “Beer In Mexico” with a vengeance.

A quick tumble down and through a blazing “Til It’s Gone,” a lilting “Summertime” and a reggae-undertowed “Pirate Flag” got the party off to a musically robust start with the crowd singing along as loud as the man The Los Angeles Times called “The People’s Superstar.” Arms aloft, giant smile on his face, Chesney welcomed the so-far-beyond-capacity crowd with a witness about how much these keg shows mean.
“We’ve been off, and we’re getting to know each other again,” Chesney proclaimed. “Nothing gets us as in the mood to go out and play music for you all summer long quite like coming down to the Florida Keys and doing this show: old songs, new songs, we may even make up some songs before the night is over.”
Before it was over the night included Eric Church sitting in for several songs, including “Springsteen,” “Drink In My Hand” and a stripped down, Chesney-requested “Mr. Misunderstood.” Old Dominion’s Matthew Ramsey joined the eight-time Entertainer of the Year for The Big Revival’s three-week No. 1, “Save It For A Rainy Day,” which he co-wrote. In addition, Chesney and band covered a plethora of artists they revere: the Kinks’ “You Really Got Me,” Willie Nelson’s “Whiskey River,” John Mellencamp’s “Hurts So Good,” Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Pride & Joy,” George Strait’s “The Fireman” and “Carried Away,” a double-time version of Alabama’s “Dixieland Delight” featuring Jon Conley on fiddle and a jubilant culmination of the Eagles’ “Take It Easy.”
From a young girl on her mother’s hip to NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Jr., NFL players to 4th Generation Conchs, an eclectic audience turned out for the (un)official kick-off of Chesney’s tour. Dressed in a sleeveless green Boston t-shirt, the night – which lasted more than three hours – felt as good to the East Tennessean as it did to the crowd.
“There is nothing after several months off,” Chesney said after the show. “Like coming together, hitting a bar and just playing ’til we wanna drop, to remember every single thing you love about music: how it feels, what it means, the way it charges people up. There is no feeling like it, and to do it with friends, fans and the No Shoes Nation, well, it tells me it’s time to get out there and start rocking America.”
Chesney’s Spread the Love Tour kicks off April 23, where it will be the first concert at Auburn’s Jordan-Hare Stadium. On Thursday, March 24, Chesney’s “Noise,” about the sonic and mental overload of today’s world, hits radio hard. With a special Facebook event slated for 3:45p CT/ 4:45p ET, Chesney is just getting started on the year ahead.

Appearance Follows Performances on NBC's Today Show and FOX & Friends
LOS ANGELES, CA (March 18, 2016) – Tune in on Wednesday, March 23 to ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! for the late night television debut for “I Love This Life” country hit-makers, LOCASH. They will perform the self-penned No. 1 smash and their brand new single “I Know Somebody” for viewers nationwide, and will be available for viewing online at abc.go.com/shows/jimmy-kimmel-live.

The mega television performance comes following LOCASH’s daytime debut on NBC’s Today Show and FOX & Friends, where they also performed both songs from the duo’s current E.P., I Love This Life. It is their first E.P. release from the Nashville and New Jersey label, Reviver Records, and available now on iTunes and Amazon.

The national Jimmy Kimmel Live! appearance was originally slated to air on Tuesday, March 16.

“Hard work is really starting to pay off for us,” said Lucas. “It’s an amazing feeling for sure. We’re just so blessed and grateful for everything that’s going on right now with our career, and our team who has gotten us where we are. I think if you talked to Preston [Brust] or me, either one of us would definitely say… ‘I Love This Life.’”

Written by Ross Copperman, Jeremy Stover and Rhett Akins, new single “I Know Somebody,” is a salute to all of those passionate fans out there whose relentless support has helped the duo along the way. “We owe it all to you,” said Brust.

To purchase music from LOCASH’s new EP, I Love This Life, visit iTunes, Amazon or LOCASHmusic.com.

Tell LOCASH what you think of the new music by following them on Twitter and Facebook!

REVIVER RECORDS' country music duo LOCASH is made up of Baltimore, Maryland native Chris Lucas and Indianapolis, Indiana's Preston Brust, and in 2016, the duo has proven to be unstoppable. Their upbeat, contagious single “I Love This Life” climbed all the way to No. 1 on the Music Row Country Breakout Chart, and No. 2 on the Country Billboard radio chart. They are currently celebrating the release of their new single called, "I Know Somebody." Formerly as the LoCash Cowboys, the duo enjoyed hits with songs such as “Keep In Mind” and “The Best Seat In The House,” and wrote such hits as the chart-topping “You Gonna Fly” for Keith Urban and “Truck Yeah” for Tim McGraw. With a new name, new look, and new record deal with Reviver Records, LOCASH continues to build their brand through live performances– performing over 150 dates per year -- with appearances on some of the most prestigious stages in the world with acts ranging from Tim McGraw, Hank Williams, Jr., Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert to Kiss. Their music has received over ten million views on YouTube, and they are known as one of the hardest working acts in the music business today. Their current E.P. I Love This Life is now available on iTunes, Amazon and their official website.

Kelley joins his wife, Katherine Heigl in her directorial debut for new video

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Singer-songwriter Josh Kelley released his brand new video for “It’s Your Move” today, co-starring with his wife, actress Katherine Heigl, who also directed the very personal video in her directorial debut. View the new video exclusively on ETonline HERE.

Kelley was inspired to write “It’s Your Move” from a difficult moment early in his marriage to Heigl. “It was like one of those fights, an all-end-all fight, where you have to decide whether you’re going to remain in this story or not,” shares Kelley. “And luckily, we love each other, we’re best friends, and we came out of it on top, but it was a big eye-opener for us. It’s a very vulnerable song. It’s very honest.”

Produced by Josh Kelley and co-written with Rachel Thibodeau and Ben Glover, “It’s Your Move” is the lead single off New Lane Road, Kelley’s highly-anticipated new album on Sugar Hill Records, to be released April 22.

The full album is now available for preorder HERE.

New Lane Road Track Listing:

1. “It’s Your Move” (Josh Kelley/Rachel Thibodeau/Ben Glover)
2. “The Rock Who Found a Rollin’ Stone” (Josh Kelley)
3. “Call It What It Is” (Josh Kelley/Charles Kelley/Alan Chang)
4. “Take It On Back” (Josh Kelley/Charles Kelley/Tommy King)
5. “The Best of Me” (Josh Kelley/Rachel Thibodeau/Kyle Jacobs)
6. “New Lane Road” (Josh Kelley)
7. “One Foot in the Grave” (Josh Kelley/Jesse Valenzuela/Danny Wilde)
8. “Anywhere You Wanna Go” (Josh Kelley)
9. “Cowboy Love Song” (Josh Kelley/Clint Lagerberg)
10. “I’ll Be Standin’ Tall” (Josh Kelley)
11. “Life’s Too Short” (Josh Kelley/Clint Lagerberg/Sean McConnell)
12. “Only God Can Stop Her Now” (Josh Kelley/Rachel Thibodeau/Jason Sever)

For more information, visit www.joshkelley.com or follow on Twitter @JoshBKelley and www.facebook.com.
Spread The Love Tour

with Special Guest
Old Dominion
July 14

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Kenny Chesney Turns Up The “Noise” March 24
New Single Takes on America’s Overwhelming Crush of Sound

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Monday, March 21, 2016) - When Kenny Chesney walked into a marketing meeting late and on the phone, it was obvious he was focused. What no one knew was the East Tennessee superstar/songwriter was hip-deep in a conversation with Shane McAnally that would become “Noise,” completed that day – and rushed into the studio two days later.
“Sometimes you know you’ve got something so timely, so right then, you have to grab it,” Chesney says. “It seemed like everywhere I turn, everywhere I go, there is so much stuff coming at you. Your phone, your car, on the streets, on TV. Everywhere it’s just so loud, so much, so many different things – all pushing buttons, being sensational, shouting for attention.  You can’t escape it, and you can’t turn it down.”
“When Shane and I started talking the next morning, the topic came up, then the song fell out with a real meter and the sense ‘This is a lyric.’ We got started, and I knew I had to get to that meeting – and was literally writing in the car as I was driving into town. I actually sat in my manager’s parking lot, still working on the lines, the phrasing, the rhythms... Until finally I had to go in.”
Like Chesney, McAnally is a songwriter with a deep sense of urgency and being in the moment. By the time Chesney was done with his meetings to set-up his tour and talk about his next album, McAnally, Ross Copperman and Jon Nite had finished the song and had a working demo in place.
“Wrecking balls, downtown construction/ Bottles breaking, jukebox buzzing/ Cardboard sign says ‘The Lord is Coming’/ Tick tick tock...” begins the surging song that embodies the nervous rush of sonic overload. As the tempo builds, the layers thicken and the electric guitars rise, then shape the shafts of melody, as the song continues, “Rumors turn the mills back home/ Parking lot kids with the speakers blown/ We didn’t turn it on, but we can’t turn it off off off...”
“The chorus is very orderly, very much a staccato press,” Chesney says. “If there’s anything that sums up both the state of the world and the reality of what it costs us and feels like, it’s that. It’s all right there: ‘We scream, we shout til we don’t have a voice/ In the streets, in the crowds, it ain’t nothing but noise... drowning out all the dreams of this Tennessee boy/ Just trying to be heard... in all this noise’ says it all.”
Chesney has always been an artist to harness a moment and respond to his environment. Whether it was the freewheeling GRAMMY-nominated “American Kids,” the girl empowering “Wild Child,” the power of music and memory “I Go Back,” the way life’s tragedies can be its greatest gifts the Academy of Country Music Single of the Year “The Good Stuff” and “There Goes My Life,” “Noise” – arriving at country radio March 24th – may well be another one of those essential truths about life as we live it.


TWEET: .@dollyparton & @katyperry to duet for a can't miss performance @ACMawards @CBSTweet
ENCINO, Calif. (March 21, 2016) – Country Music’s Party of the Year® just got bigger with music superstars Dolly Parton and Katy Perry added to the epic line-up of performers taking the stage at the 51ST ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS! This can’t-miss duet will mark their first-ever live performance together. Additionally, 10-time ACM Award winner Parton will be honored with the Tex Ritter Award for her television movie, Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors. This award is given to a movie released and/or receiving major exposure during the preceding calendar year, featuring or utilizing country music.
>> Dolly Parton sound bites: DOWNLOAD <<

The 51st Academy Of Country Music Awards, co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 3 at 8:00PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors aired on NBC in 2015, inspiring millions of viewers with its story of faith and family. Set in 1955 in the Great Smoky Mountains, the film showcases a poignant time in Parton’s childhood, as her family struggles with loss, grapples with religion, and ultimately triumphs with the healing power of love. Alyvia Alyn Lind stars as the nine-year-old singer who was given a patchwork coat made by her mother, played by Jennifer Nettles. Ricky Schroder portrays Parton’s father, along with Gerald McRaney as her grandfather. The movie was watched by more than 16 million viewers, making it one of the most-watched TV movies of all time. Past recipients of the Tex Ritter Award include Beer For My Horses, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Country Strong, Crazy Heart, O Brother, Where Art Thou, Sweet Dreams and Walk the Line, among others.

Parton and Perry join previously announced performers, including Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Cam, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Sam Hunt, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Chris Young with Cassadee Pope and Florida Georgia Line. Additional acts and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.

For more information on the ACM Awards and all ACM events, visit www.ACMcountry.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at @ACMawards for more immediate updates.

About the Academy of Country Music Awards:
The 51st Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry. The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.
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Band Scores #1 Single on Class Rock Chart This Week

Pictured (L-R): Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander, Tom Petersson and Daxx Nielsen
Photo Credit: David McClister
NASHVILLE, TN (March 21, 2016) – Once again proving they are an indisputable American institution, CHEAP TRICK summits the Classic Rock radio chart this week with their first Big Machine Records single “When I Wake Up Tomorrow.” The song spent two weeks on the Mediabase chart prior to rising to the #1 spot ahead of the April 1 release date for their forthcoming album Bang, Zoom, Crazy...Hello. The feat marks the band’s first chart-topper with new label home Big Machine and the ninth format chart summit for Big Machine Label Group.

Cheap Trick’s “When I Wake Up Tomorrow” surpasses “Anywhere You Want To Go” (Santana), “Gold On The Ceiling” (The Black Keys) and “Radio Active” (Imagine Dragons), highlighting how their highly-anticipated project is both timeless and innovative.
Rolling Stone premiered the music video, heralding the track as "Moody, Bowie-esque."

Bang, Zoom, Crazy...Hello is Cheap Trick's seventeenth studio album and first new music in more than five years. The band has earned total record sales in excess of 20 million and more than 40 international gold and platinum certifications throughout their career. They will join label mate and Country superstar Jennifer Nettles to perform a mashup of their hits on CMT Crossroads, airing this Thursday, March 24 at 11/10pm CT.

The legendary band will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next month to celebrate their pioneering sound. Cheap Trick will kick off the 30-date ROCK HALL THREE FOR ALL tour of the US alongside Heart and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts on July 14 at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Michigan. Tour dates can be found at 
The Rock Hall Three For All tour plays Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre on Saturday, July 16. For show and ticket information, pleae visit www.livenation.com
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Jenna Bush Hager Visits Hank Jr. During Candid Interview Also Featuring Daughter Holly Williams

Photo Credit: David McClister
NASHVILLE, TN (March 21, 2016) – Hank Williams Jr. will light up morning television when he appears on NBC’s TODAY to talk about his ‘family tradition’ in the music business this Tuesday, March 22 beginning at 7A (all time zones/check local listings). Hank Jr.'s daughter Holly joins him for a sit-down interview and acoustic performance for Jenna Bush Hager's “Family Business” series.
Hank Jr. invited TODAY to Nashville where he opened up about his 37th studio album It’s About Time (Nash Icon Records), which achieved the highest peak position of Hank Jr.’s career with a No. 2 position on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. He also expands on the dynamics of his children, including Holly, as they pursue their dreams in the music industry.
The rowdy icon will perform fresh music and classic hits throughout upcoming performances at the CMA Music Festival on June 10 and co-headline dates during a special limited Summer tour with Chris Stapleton. The two music renegades will visit 8 cities lined up in Tampa, Houston, Austin, West Palm Beach, Detroit (Clarkston), Cleveland, Indianapolis and Cincinnati. The country legend's 2016 shows have all been SOLD OUT, and he continues to add additional dates (see tour schedule below).
It’s About Time (Nash Icon Records)
Fans can keep up with Hank Jr. by visiting hankjr.com, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
*denotes stops with Chris Stapleton
June 17 – The Corn Crib – Normal, Ill.
June 18 – Black Diamond Harley Davidson – Marion, Ill.
July 16 – Harrah’s Hotel & Casino – Council Bluffs, Iowa
July 17 – Madison Co. Fairgrounds – Madison, Neb.
Aug 05 – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre – Tampa, Fla.*
Aug 06 – Coral Sky Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, Fla.*
Aug 12 – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, Texas*
Aug 13 – Austin360 Amphitheater – Austin, Texas*
Aug 16 – Rockingham Co. Fair – Harrisonburg, Va.
Aug 19 – Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio*
Aug 20 – DTE Energy Music Theatre – Clarkston, Mich.*
Aug 26 – Klipsch Music Center – Noblesville, Ind.*
Aug 27 – Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, Ohio*
June 10 – CMA Fest – Nashville, Tenn.
Sep 03 – Legend Valley – Thornville, Ohio
Sep 24 – Laughlin Events Center – Laughlin, Nev.
Sep 25 – Ava Amphitheater – Tucson, Ariz.
Hank Williams Jr.'s extremely impressive resume has spawned 70 million albums sold worldwide, six PLATINUM albums, 20 GOLD albums, 13 No. 1 albums and 10 No. 1 singles. Marking 52 years since his first album in 1964, Hank Jr. released IT’S ABOUT TIME (Nash Icon Records) on January 15. In addition to the history-making “Are You Ready for the Country,” the project includes new tunes such as “Dress Like an Icon,” “Just Call Me Hank,” “It’s About Time,” and “The Party’s On” as well as re-recorded versions of classics “Mental Revenge” and “Born to Boogie” with Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore and Brad Paisley on guitar. IT’S ABOUT TIME is Hank Jr.'s 37th album in his five-decade career. He continues to add accolades to an extremely impressive resume, which includes 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. As a touring artist, Hank Jr. was a pioneer in bringing arena rock production values to country music, and he remains one of the most consistent ticket sellers in music, period, as generation after generation gets turned on to one of the most dynamic live performers ever to take the stage.
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