Monday, April 7, 2014

Martina McBride Sails On By With Everlasting Album Release

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Photography: Glynis Carpenter

Country music's power house vocalist Martina McBride returns with new music, releasing Everlasting a compilation disc  Tuesday April 8th.The 12 track album includes collaborations with music entertainment artists Gavin DeGraw and Kelly Clarkson. The most eclectic and diverse of albums released this year, McBride revisits her favorite artists of all time from Aretha Franklin to Elvis, Etta James and Otis Redding to name. Each track has special meaning to Martina and as fitting as it is Everlasting will remind fans of all genres what they fell in love with during those times in music history.
In support of the albums release Martina will visit The Today Show, Aresnio Hall and Fox and Friends through out the week.
Listed are days and times to tune in along with various programming.

Tuesday 4-8-14  The Today Show on NBC at 7 am EST
The Today Show | official site

Tuesday  4-8-14  Great American Playlist  - Interview on GAC 12 pm EST/11CT
Great American Playlist | GAC

Wednesday 4-9-11 Big Buzz Morning Live on VH1 at 10 am EST
Big Buzz Morning Live | Episode Guide

Friday 4-11-14 Fox and Friends  on FOX at 6 am EST
Fox & Friends | official website

Friday 4-11-14  Arsenio Hall Show on CBS at 11:00 pm EST
Arsenio Hall Show | episode guide

Canadian Country Artist Amy Rose Releases New Single Country Crazy Word Wide April 7th

Courtesy of: MTS Management Group

The voice that brought you three straight top ten hits, "I Just Want You To Know", "Party Like A Redneck" and "Sunshine" returns with a brand new single "Country Crazy".  This raucous and rocking track picks up where "Party Like A Redneck" left off it's a stompin' summer anthem featuring Amy's trademark soaring vocals. Written by  Tal Backman, Glenn Coulson and Marty Beecroft, "Country Crazy" is guaranteed to get your feet stomping on the dance floor.
Rose brings the meaning to country music flare and romping good times. Released world wide on April 7th "Country Crazy" will set the blaze on fire in country radio as where it belongs.
Request "Country Crazy" today! This romping good time song is just the ticket you don't want to miss out on.

Download "Country Crazy" on Amazon and iTunes here

Sunday, April 6, 2014

49th Annual ACM's Winners and Highlights

It was country music's night to shine, though fell flat at times from lackluster  performances from Florida Georgia Line and Brett Eldredge. Aside from the less than stellar, hosts of the 49th annual Academy Awards Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan give their hosting chops something to talk about from their brotherly banter to their hair raising opening segment Bryan exclaims " this is not a head and shoulders commercial everyone". after a confetti filled room covers the audience to applauding Carrie Underwood for her Live Sound of Music telecast this past year bringing them to think what if Vince Gill and Reba McEntire for Annie Oakly and what not, and what about all these states legalizing marijuana. Aside from wanting to out do Ellen Degeneres' Oscars selfie, Shelton and Bryan take one of the two of them.
Much highlighted performances of the evening came from the duet and collaboration of Blake Shelton and Gwen Sebastian "My Eyes" Shelton's brand new single out now. This pairing sparkled. Brad Paisley performed his new single "River Bank" poolside at the Mandalay Bay Resort. It was though  Tim McGraw's performance with wife and female artist Faith Hill, McGraw's newest single "Back At Mama's" the captivating vocals were effervescent and tender. Toby Keith trail blazed his performance of "Shut Up and Hold On", the traditional country rock sound and vocals sailed smoothly as the true professional he is. Miranda Lambert's "Automatic" performance was a brand new high for the lean and trim Lambert who's year continues to flourish.
With much to be said it is the last year country music will see George Strait perform as he plans to retire before the end of the year,which leads him to win Entertainer of the Year. It isn't country without Garth Brooks who presented The Lifetime Milestone Achievement Award to legendary Merle Haggard who turns 77 today. The crowd wishes Merle a happy birthday with song. Much of the night's highlights rang true from those we grew up listening to classics and with today's new generation of country music more will see and hear a sound all too different. Country is still country when you truly listen to the musicality of a song, that is country.

All Winners Listed

Vocal Event of The Year  Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert "We Were Us"
producers: Nathan Chapman and Keith Urban
record labels: Capitol Records Nashville, Hit Red Records, and RCA Nashville

Vocal Duo of The Year  Florida Georgia Line

New Artist of The Year  Justin Moore

Single Record of The Year  Mama's Broken Heart - Miranda Lambert
producers: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Lidell and Glen Worf
Record Label: RCA Nashville

Song of The Year  I Drive Your Truck - Lee Brice
songwriters: Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington and Jimmy Yeary
publishers: Beattyville Music (BMI), Emi Blackwood Music,Inc (BMI), Great Day At This Music (BMI),Happy Tears Music (ASCAP), Vistaville Music (ASCAP), Watch This Girl Publishing (BMI)

Male Vocalist of The Year - Jason Aldean

Female Vocalist of The Year - Miranda Lambert

Vocal Group of The Year - The Band Perry

Video of The Year  - Highway Don't Care - Tim McGraw featuring Taylor Swift and Keith Urban
producers: Tameron Hedge, Chandra LaPlume
director: Shane Drake

Album of The Year - Same Trailer Different Park -Kacey Musgraves
producers: Luke Laird,Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves
record label: Mercury Records

Entertainer of The Year - George Strait
Night Club of The Year  Billy Bob's Texas - Fort Worth, TX

For the entire list of winners visit +ACM - Academy of Country Music official website
Academy of Country Music - Winners

Sponsor of The Month RL Branded Entertainment,LLC

Southern Ohio entertainer, professional rodeo and Motorsports announcer Ronnie Lee Osterholt might know his way around the rodeo circuit though works full time for his own business RLO Construction in remodeling and service repair. Ronnie Lee an Ohio State University/ATI graduate serves the great southern Ohio region in country music booking who opened RL Branded Entertainment in 2010. Ronnie has worked for artists Joe Nicholas, Tyler Farr, The Band Perry and as for several artists in country music. Osterholt hails from Chickasaw, Ohio who currently resides in the small town of North Lewisburg. What is it about Osterholt that clicks? His southern roots is refreshing and is all about family and good entertainment. Osterholt is a true family man and knows good entertainment, no fluff or frills for this southern fella. RL Branded makes it mark and you will see why.

Country Music City Promotions proudly sponsors RL Branded Entertainment and is looking forward to future projects.

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Monday, March 17, 2014

What's New To Come At Country Music City Promotions

Country Music City Promotions will be getting revamped and updated through out the year with new content, videos and more. Through out the month of March Tuesdays are webisode Tuesdays at Country Music City Promotions, unfortunately the 3/18 webisode has been canceled due to various schedules and appointments, however will return on 3/25. Go to Country Music City Promotions on Youtube to see the previous videos.
Country Music City Promotions | YouTube
Stay in touch with Country Music City Promotions on Facebook as several updates these days are coming in there.
Country Music City Promotions - Facebook

New content you'll soon find on the site weekly CMC Promo Weekly Q&A.
I'll be taking it to twitter to ask random country music questions to the most interactive country music insiders in country music. This weeks Q&A will come available Wednesday,stay tune.
For the latest in country music, country music news,follow and like on Facebook, YouTube & G+ . In The mean time get to know 
+Got Country +Country Music +Country Music Chat ~ #CMchat+ +Taste of Country +Jennifer Smith in country music.

The 49th Annual ACM Awards Nominees and More

The 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards are merely weeks away airing live at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada and as they say "what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas". This years event will be a star studded event with the ACM Party For A Cause with Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban as well as concerts and performances all over the Vegas strip. Will you be there with the hottest stars of country music? Grab your tickets and make the trip! Go to ACM here ACM Country - Tickets

Performances from Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban, The Band Perry, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Eric Church and more to be announced.
The following nominees are!

Entertainer of The Year Presented by Ram

Luke Bryan
Miranda Lambert
Blake Shelton
George Strait
Taylor Swift

Male Vocalist of The Year

Jason Aldean
Lee Brice
Luke Bryan
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of The Year

Sheryl Crow
Miranda Lambert
Kacey Musgraves
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Vocal Group of The Year

Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town

For the entire list of nominees in radio, venues, casinos and nightclubs, go to the official ACM website page.
Academy of Country Music ACM Awards Nominees

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Country Music Chat Host Jessica Northey Makes Social Media Enjoyable

Credit to Jessica Northey/Country Music Chat

Credit: Jessica Northey
Country Music Chat is the leading force in country music social media these days and the woman behind the social media frenzy Jessica Northey keeps it real and fresh in the world of country music. Airing on Mondays at 9 pm eastern, 8 pm central , 6 pm pacific time zones gives fans the chance to talk with the guest artist of the week ask questions and join in the most random of community questions asked by fellow on air personality Bethany Priest. Country Music Chat's diversity keeps all things country though occasionally infuses rockabilly, Americana and independent artists from the genre. Northey's personality and social media sense makes complete sense in today's world of technology with Twitter, Facebook, Google + and YouTube, the combination is fierce. Anyone and everyone uses some form of social media outlet to networking whether it is for down time online or for work purposes. Northey who has a degree or two still knows what to bring to the table when it comes to chatting with today's country artists or with a community of people, it simply comes down to personality and Northey has it. The buzz of +Country Music Chat ~ #CMchat+ is a simple formula, bringing country music, country fans and industry insiders together on one large format. One of social media's top influencer's Northey remains humble and grounded, the likability factored in makes you like her more. Jessica Northey may be the cream of her crop yet still manages to keep perspective on life and living it to the fullest.

Catch Country Music Chat every Monday night on Twitter,YouTube, G+ and Facebook at 9 pm EST, 8 pm CT, 6 pm PT.
Follow Country Music Chat online here on the official website
Country Music Chat | Country Music News and Entertainment

Past and Present Guests on CMChat

radio show host Bobby Bones 2-17-14

rising star, one to watch of 2014 Jamie Lynn Spears  2-24-14

country artists Kevin Fowler and Kelleigh Brennan  3-3-14

country darling Katie Armiger 3-10-14

Will Hoge 3-17-14

John Rich of Big and Rich 3-24-14

Kip Moore 3-26-14

Charlie Daniels 3-31-14

March Album Releases From David Nail, Sara Evans, Jo Dee Messina, Jerrod Neimann

MCA Nashville
David Nail has been places and not just alone on musicality, his soul is truly endearing whether performing the hit's "Let It Rain" or "Turning Home".Nail's song selections from his previous two albums separates man and music finding his place. On David's newly released I'm A Fire the traditional sound of country rings true on the original remake of Glenn Campbell's "Gavelstone" featuring Le Ann Womack to "When They're Gone (Lyle County) featuring Little Big Town both reminding us of good ole country. Don't count out the hit makers on Nail's third studio album, the title track "I'm A Fire" has country radio potential. David tackles both traditional and mainstream 
to a solid T.
Own it today, now available! I'm A Fire on Amazon
David Nail I'm A Fire

Download Whatever She's Got on iTunes here Whatever She's Got

Sony Music/ RCA
It has been more than two years since we've heard from Sara Evans, with any indication her highly anticipated seventh album Slow Me Down will make fans hearts melt and turn non believers into new fans. The single and title track of the album Slow Me Down is climbing the charts.  
Listen to "Slow Me Down" here   
Sara Evans Slow Me Down

Pre-order Sara Evans Slow Me Down on Amazon Sara Evans Slow Me Down 

Download Slow Me Down on iTunes and Amazon
iTunes - Music - Slow Me Down Sara Evans
The album's release is merely days away, impacting Tuesday March 11th.

Dreambound Records
One can't resist listening to the fiery red head Jo Dee Messina who's music is just as fun as she is. ME is Messina's seventh studio album who's given us plenty of hits since the late nineties from "Bring On The Rain" with Tim McGraw, "Bye, Bye" ,"Heads Carolina, Tails California" and "Burn". One can expect the unexpected from Jo Dee. On ME Messina sure tells it like it is from her current single "Peace Sign" to the new single release "A Woman's Rant". Bringing on some woman empowerment for the every day woman who can sure relate. Messina sure brings the goods singing such strong songs.

Pre-order Jo Dee Messina ME on Amazon
Jo Dee Messina ME

Jo Dee's ME release date is set for March 18th.

Sony Music Nashville
Jerrod Niemann has brought us the hit singles "Lover, Lover", "One More Drinkin' Song", What Do You Want From Me" and "Shinin' On Me". Since his debut in 2010 Niemann not only found his niche performing he found an artistry all his own. The music speaks for itself Jerrod has explained in interviews that it is listening to the instrumental side of the music, incorporating percussion and horns to the music, that is what it is from Niemann. In his third studio album High Noon due in stores March 25th Jerrod keeps his fun loving rowdy self on the songs "Donkey" and his current single " Drink To That All Night". Climbing the charts with "Drink To That All Night" Jerrod knows how to relate with fans and the growing business with the younger generation. I say Niemann knows how to pick them.

Pre-order High Noon on Amazon
Jerrod Niemann High Noon

Download "Drink To That All Night" on iTunes
Drink To That All Night

Friday, February 28, 2014

Maggie Rose 2014 Tour Dates

Female country artist Maggie Rose was one to watch in 2013 and from the likes of country radio to Billboard, Rough Stock, media base charts and fans Rose delivered a debut album that was electrifying. Cut To Impress Rose's debut album gave us the singles "I Ain't Your Mama" and "Better" who recently released "Looking Back Now" as a third single from the album. 2014 is looking even brighter for Rose who's touring the country on new dates and new cities. Haven't seen a Maggie Rose show, your in for a treat, the power house country blues, rock and soul from Rose will have you singing to the music. You'll find all dates here with direct links to the ticket stop page.
Note!! stay tune for venue updates for tickets, including night clubs below.
Don't miss a Maggie Rose show this year!

2-28-14 Gray's Tied House  Verona, WI
Bobby Bones Birthday Bash w/ Raging Idiots and Maggie Rose

3-6-14 3rd and Lindsley  Nashville, TN

3-8-14  Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club  Bethesda, MD
Blues and Jazz Supper Club - Maggie Rose - Tickets  

3-9-14  Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club  Bethesda, MD
Blues and Jazz Supper Club - Maggie Rose - Tickets

3-29-14  Throw Down 2014 Wind Creek Casino and Hotel  Atmore, AL
Throw Down 2014 - Tickets

4-4-14  Silverton Casino  Las Vegas, NV
Silverton Casino - Events- Maggie Rose Tickets

4-5-14  Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino  Maricopa, AZ
FREE Show at Oasis Lounge - (book your stay)
Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino

4-11-14  Whiskey Wild Saloon  Columbia, MO
Whiskey Wild Saloon - Tickets - Maggie Rose
4-23-14  WQMX 94.9FM Presents Gary Allan Charity Concert
Rocksino  Northfield, OH

5-1-14 120 Tavern & Music Hall  Marietta, GA 
120 Tavern and Music Hall - Events- Maggie Rose

5-9-14  Borderline Bar and Grill  Thousand Oaks, CA

5-16-14  Hard Rock Cafe  Pittsburg, PA
Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburg - Maggie Rose - Tickets

6-27-14  Lakes Jam at Brainerd International Raceway  Brainerd, MN
Lakes Jam - General Ticket Information

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Danny Gokey Returns To Music With New Single Hope In Front of Me

It's been more than three years since country artist Danny Gokey has released new music, many know Gokey who rose to fame on season 8 of American Idol. Danny went on to release his first album  My Best Days Are Ahead of Me in 2010, the album's title track first single, My Best Days Are Ahead of Me sent Gokey on a whirl wind in country music. GAC, CMT, Music Row, Roughstock and Billboard hailed Danny as one of the top artists to watch that year. Through out 2010 Gokey not only had music and a second single  I Will Not Say Goodbye on his full plate he was continually active with his foundation Sophia's Heart who remains well aboard making a difference in the lives of those who live with congenital heart disease. It's sure fitting for Gokey who has a huge heart himself for others. Throughout 2011 and 2012 Gokey's focus was more than on music it was Sophia's Heart and taking fans and audiences around the world to become a spokesperson for his own line of glass wear. Danny released the single Second Hand Heart in 2011. In 2013 Danny's great purpose came calling when he set out on writing, soon Gokey was a published author of his own book Hope In Front of Me which brings us to 2014, new music on the horizon and a brand new single written and inspired of the book, Hope In Front of Me brings a sense of hope and purpose in the lives of others. The message so deep the pure conviction in Gokey's vocals radiate hope for everyone who has ever felt the need to give up. Danny's journey is flourishing in life with so much to gain.

Hope In Front of Me is available now on Amazon and iTunes

Hope In Front of Me MP3 Download - Amazon

iTunes music - Hope In Front of Me single Danny Gokey

Call and request the new single at your country station

Follow Danny on Facebook and Twitter

Danny Gokey Official - Facebook


Monday, February 17, 2014

Substance Over Style In Country Music

Country music has it's diversity yet everyone has their thoughts and opinions on what country music is, it was no surprise to the number of fans, musicians mothers who joined the open conversation on twitter Sat. February 15th. Lovin' Lyrics Music Promotions Jennifer Smith began the conversation with nothing more than constructive criticism on what's getting played on country radio, the open topic had artist, musician Casey James' mom Debra James stating her rightful opinion, and rightfully so. Casey James fans who remain supportive continue to rise above what is getting played in the mixed up mashed up world of country radio. Where as Kellie Pickler fans stay afloat of all things in artist Kellie Pickler's continuing career, both Pickler and James poised, raw talent under played in country radio remains a mystery and as it seems to be with artists Maggie Rose, new comer Dylan Scott, Kristy Lee Cook, and independent artists Taria, Amy Rose, Jay Jolley and others who continue to work their craft of artistry and musicality. So where does this lead us to?, it is all down to the promotion of the artist and the fan bases who back them. Several radio stations are openly ready to give these artists air play, it remains among the team of the fan bases and country radio giving the artist their time to shine. what are your thoughts and opinions?

Country Music City Promotions and  Lovin' Lyrics Music Promotions are always looking forward to hearing them. Follow us on twitter
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Substance over style is it underrated?
Is your radio station playing the artists you want to hear?

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Grand Ole Opry Get's A Makeover

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The Grand Ole Opry is the home of country music and it's artists for 40 years, opening doors for Loretta Lynn, Porter Wagner, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Conway Twitty, Kitty Wells, Dolly Parton, Jack Greene and so many more.  Through the years the Opry has welcomed rising female and male vocalists from Reba, Vince Gill, Tricia Yearwood, Garth Brooks, Brooks and Dunn, The Judds, Martina McBride, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts to super stars of country music. The new breed of country music has grown largely over the past ten years, the list is endless. The official website home of the +Grand Ole Opry continues to change and those changes are well fitting in the growth of modern technology today. With that said the new and improved official website takes you through a full scheduled line up to back stage tours, to the history of the Opry and more. Check out the newly improved website here  Grand Ole Opry | Grand Ole Opry
Follow the Opry on all social media platforms from Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook and YouTube.


Pinterest - Grand Ole Opry

Grand Ole Opry - Nashville,TN - Historical Place, Concert Venue | Facebook

Grand Ole Opry - YouTube

Don't forget to book a date to visit the Grand Ole Opry!

New Music February

Country music rolls on in February with new music from Big and Rich, Kellie Pickler & more with country radio adds to come available. Get your country on with these new singles and request them at your favorite country radio station across the country.

RCA Records
Miranda Lambert "Automatic"

Automatic MP3 Download

Automatic Miranda Lambert

Big and Rich  "Look At You"

Look At You MP3 Download 

Look At You Big and Rich

Lee Brice "I Don't Dance"
Downloads to come available impacting radio 2/18

Black River Entertainment
Kellie Pickler "Closer To Nowhere"

Closer To Nowhere MP3 Download

Closer To Nowhere Kellie Pickler

Gloriana "Best Night Ever" 

Best Night Ever MP3 Download

Best Night Ever Gloriana

BMG Rights 
Danny Gokey "Hope In Front of Me" 

Hope In Front of Me

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Chris Young Celebrates Singles Awareness Week

Photo Credit: Sherry Nields

Country Weekly's hottest bachelor, People's Sexy Man of the Week is bringing his romantic side out this Valentine's Day launching a Valentine's e-card campaign to share with his fans. As of Friday Feb.7th through February 14th, the love-struck can visit the page here Chris Young to create and share personalized e-cards with the one's they love via e-mail, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. There are assortments of designs to choose from, including one in celebration of "Singles Awareness Week", all featuring fun shots of Chris. "My band likes to give me a hard time about the sexy, bachelor stuff", confesses Chris. "These e-cards are a fun way to give back to my fans, but I'm sure the guys will be giving me some flak next week when we're back on the road". Chris and the band are celebrating Valentine's weekend on the road with fans on the Brad Paisley Beat This Winter Tour before joining Dierks Bentley on the Riser Tour starting in May. Chris's newest single "Who I Am With You" is making immediate impact now at country radio and with critics. Music Row explains, This guy is arguably our finest young country vocalist. This powerful love song gives him plenty of room to emote. I remain an enormous fan. Play this now".

Download "Who I Am With You" on iTunes and Amazon

Friday, February 7, 2014

Craig Morgan The Journey Tour Dates

Photo Credit: Black River Entertainment

Craig Morgan released a brand new album this past year, The Journey and on the journey of his career has been non stop embracing opportunities, getting involved and always giving back. Craig's journey continues to thrive and in support of the album Craig is heading out on tour in support of the album. Get all the dates and ticket pages here.
Stay tune to Country Music City Promotions for the latest updates and more.

02-07-14 Mavericks at the Landing  Jacksonville, FL
Mavericks at the Landing Events - Craig Morgan

02-08-14  Joyland IV  Bradenton, FL
Joyland County | The Home of Country Music - Events - Craig Morgan

02-09-14 Old Florida Outdoor Festival  Apopka Amphitheater -  Apopka, FL
Old Florida Outdoor Festival - Events -tickets- Craig Morgan

02-12-14  Dixie National Rodeo featuring Craig Morgan 
Mississippi Coliseum  Jackson, MS
Dixie National Rodeo featuring Craig Morgan - Events -tickets

02-13-14  Saenger Theater  Mobile, AL
VA Mortgage Leader Presents Craig Morgan The Journey Tour - Saenger Theater - Tickets

02-14-14  Silver Saloon  Terrell, TX
Silver Saloon | Terrell, TX

02-14-15  Chicken Ranch Dance Hall  Ledbetter, TX
Chicken Ranch Dance Hall - Events - Advanced Tickets

02-28-14  Mill City Nights  Minneapolis, MN
Mill City Nights - Tickets

03-01-14  Limelight EventPlex  Peoria, IL
Limelight EventPlex - Craig Morgan - Tickets

03-05-14  Live at The Wareham  Manhattan, KS
Wareham - Tickets

03-06-14 The District  Sioux Falls, SD
The District - Events - Craig Morgan

03-07-14  Deadwood Mountain Casino and Resort  
Grand Event Center  Deadwood, SD
Deadwood Mountain Casino and Resort - Events - Craig Morgan

03-13-14  WYRK EnergyMark Acoustic Show
University At Buffalo Center for the Arts  Buffalo, NY
WYRK EnergyMark Acoustic Show - Tickets

03-15-14  Starland Ballroom  Sayreville, NJ
Starland Ballroom - Events- Craig Morgan

03-20-14  The Bluestone  Columbus, OH
The Bluestone - Event - Craig Morgan

03-21-14 8 Seconds Saloon Indianapolis, IN
8 Seconds Saloon - Ticketmaster Craig Morgan

04-03-14 Knitting Factory Concert House  Spokane, WA
Knitting Factory Concert House - Spokane, WA - Craig Morgan

04-04-14 Knitting Factory Concert House  Boise, ID
Knitting Factory Concert House - Boise,ID - Craig Morgan

04-05-14 Knitting Factory Concert House  Reno, NV
Knitting Factory Concert House - Reno,NV - Craig Morgan

04-08-14 House of Blues San Deigo, CA
House of Blues San Diego Events - Craig Morgan

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Eric Paslay NRA Featured Artist of The Month

Photo Credit: NRA

Eric Paslay is celebrating a #1 hit with "Friday Night" and a highly anticipated debut album release this week so it is perfectly fitting for Paslay to be NRA's featured artist of the month. Excited to get this music out to fans has been a long time coming for the songwriter and entertainer. A small town country boy Paslay is appreciative of all that is happening these days. He recalls always working, writing and just honing his skills as a writer. Every day people inspire him as I can relate. Everyone and everything inspire a writer, the diversity is endless. Paslay has written for several artists in country music and now with the tables turned a bit Eric is enjoying the spotlight but don't let that think he hasn't dreamed of making it on his own. The contentment Paslay shows is honest and real, a real small town boy making his dreams come true.
NRA is especially excited to feature Paslay as artist of the month and I can sure feel the excitement.
Go behind the scenes at NRA, get exclusive features and more.
Join the mailing list today.

Download Eric's self titled debut album on iTunes here
iTunes Eric Paslay

Follow Eric on Twitter

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

CMchat Guest Eric Paslay Gives February Something To Talk About 02/3/14 Recap

Photo Credit: EMI Records

It was a night country fans won't forget, +Country Music Chat ~ #CMchat+  with special guest singer, songwriter, performer Eric Paslay who just made it to #1 on the charts with the first single from his self titled debut album, "Friday Night".Paslay is more than a songwriter, he sings who brings a sense of entertainment to the country music table. Country music is full of talent and Eric has worked with several from Lady A to Eli Young Band, Little Big Town and Jake Owen to name among Neal McCoy. Host Jessica Northey sat down with Paslay for a twitter chat full of questions to community fan questions, several didn't even make it to this recap due to the fast paced chat though Northey's hard hitting, fun and light questions made it.
For those who missed the Monday night chat the recap is here. 

Cmchat Q and A

Q1: What was the first country music album you ever remember buying?

Eric Paslay: I believe the first country album ever bought was Garth Brooks Fences.

Q2: What made you choose country music performing/songwriting as a career?

Eric Paslay: I think country music kind of chose me. A lot of doors have opened over the years, so I keep walking through them.

Q3: When you aren't singing/performing/writing what do you like to spend your free time doing?

Eric Paslay:  I love doing handy man projects and fishing in my free time.

during the CMchat artist and friend Neal McCoy gives out good mention to Eric " I'm a big fan of Eric's. Super Nice Kid!"

Q4: Do you have a mentor or someone who has helped guide your career? Best advice given and who was it?

Eric Paslay: Brian Gowan was my first mentor. He told me "move to Nashville!" He was an artist on Curb Records. Great Guy!

Q5: Is there a song that you've written that another artist performs your most proud of?

Eric Paslay: I'm proud of all the songs, but "Even If It Breaks Your Heart" is about what we do everyday as dreams.

Q6: Do you have a "wish I wrote what" song on the radio right now? via @ScottyB2150

Eric Paslay: Eric Church  My Home Town

Q7: What other singers/musicians inspire you? and why?

Eric Paslay: I've been inspired by every song I've ever turned up on the radio. I'm usually drawn to singer/songwriters though.

Q8: What is something most people would be surprised to learn about you?

Eric Paslay: Something people be surprised to know about me, I thought about being a doctor when I was a kid. I decided to heal people with the medicine of music. Ha!

Q9: Is there a song from your new album you can't wait for everyone to hear?

Eric Paslay: YES!!! I can't wait for people to hear all of the songs on the album. No cherry picking on iTunes!!! Ha

Q 10: What would you want people to leave CMchat knowing about you?

Eric Paslay: I hope that everyone knows that I'm pumped that anyone want anyone wants to know what I think! Ha

Jessica Northey: Is there anything you want to add?

Eric Paslay: Can't wait for tomorrow because my album finally comes out. Great feeling  knowin' that if fans want music they can get it.

For more on Eric Paslay follow on Twitter and Facebook here
@ericpaslay   Eric Paslay

Join the e-mail list on Eric's official website here
Eric Paslay

Monday, February 3, 2014

Country Music Reigns The Grammy's

Of all award shows the Grammy's bring out the best of the best or the worst of the worst in all music genre's, so who sparkled and fizzled at the 56th annual Grammy Awards Sunday January 26th? Country music pulled the reigns,  the nights best performances came from country music itself, Keith Urban performing his newest single "Cop Car", Taylor Swift's performance of "All Too Well" received a standing ovation that left me applauding the young star, Swift's on stage presence and conviction was inviting to watch.  Icon country stars Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard and Blake Shelton giving audiences a traditional collaboration of "Mama's Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys" and "Okie From Muskokie". Miranda Lambert and Billy Joel Armstrong paid tribute to the late Phil Everly who passed earlier this past year performing "When Will I Be Loved". The big highlight came from Kacey Musgraves who gave a performance so proud country music is singing on.
Hunter Hayes may have just entered new territory performing a brand new song anyone of any age can relate to. The hits and misses of the Grammy's might have been a blur if you didn't catch them in the 3 hour live telecast.
The nights winners surprised me in more ways than any other predictable awards show. I can honestly say have never heard of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis who were the night's top winners, among "Royals" singer Lorde. Country music saved the Grammy's this year. Thank you Country music!
For the entire list of winners in the country music, Americana,  & bluegrass categories get them here, for all winners visit | The Official Site


Best Country Album  Same Trailer Different Park  Kacey Musgraves

Best Country Solo Performance  Wagon Wheel Darius Rucker

Best Country Duo/Group Performance  From This Valley The Civil Wars

Best Country Song  Merry Go Round   Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves and Josh Osborne, songwriters (Kacey Musgraves)

Best American Roots Song  Love Has Come For You  Edie Brickell and Steve Martin, songwriters (Steve Martin and Edie Brickell)

Best Americana Album  Old Yellow Moon Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell

Best Bluegrass Album The Streets of Baltimore  Del McCoury Band 

Best Folk Album  My Favorite Picture of You  Guy Clark

Monday, January 20, 2014

One's To Watch For In 2014

Doug Briney may be the new kid in Nashville though spent his lifetime traveling among the snowy tundra of Alaska and his home town of Anchorage to pave the wave from his first independent album "It's All Country" to his debut album release with Tate Music Group "Super Country Cowboy" in November of 2013. Already several independent country award nominations and award wins piling up Briney's one to watch in 2014. His traditional positive baritone sound is much his own and is easily recognized when you hear his music. Briney's positive effect on audiences gives good meaning to traditional positive country. You'll want to hear what he has to say. For more Doug Briney music visit the official website here. Doug Briney - Home

Young bright eyed full of humor and a voice so deep as it is you may hear a voice all so differently, this is what separates Dylan Scott from the rest of the pact. Scott's big break came in 2013 with the release of his 5 track E.P featuring the single "Makin' This Boy Go Crazy". Scott has just gotten his feet wet,rest assured will make a splash in 2014 as one to watch. Already radio tour stops across the country, rising star showcases, his first video to his rising single "Makin' this Boy Go Crazy" receiving rotation on +Great American Country more is to come including getting into the studio to record his debut album. The Louisiana born and bred singer/songwriter is on the move and loving the connection with female fans. Follow Dylan on Facebook and Twitter here. Dylan Scott @DylanScottCntry

Canada has it's star in independent country female artist Amy Rose. Her vocals radiate power,poise and emotion.Rose's career path began at the tender age of 5, performing across the hill sides of Canada's fairs and festivals,recorded two albums One Special Girl and The Last of The True Believers. She has opened for Emerson Drive, High Valley, The Wilkinsons and Big And Rich. As an independent artist Amy has garnered several nominations, 3 nods and 1 win in 2013's Independent Country Music Association awards, 4 nominations for international music and entertainment association awards, was nominated as 2013 Ontario's Country Music Association for rising star, including Barrie's Cultural Grant Honoree.  Amy released 3 singles in 2013 all which have climbed high on the independent country music charts, "(Redneck Reunion) Party Like A Redneck", "I Just Want You To Know" and "Sunshine".
The sun continues to shine bright for this sweet rose who's climb keeps growing. 2014 is already the start of better things for Rose who will tour across the country, her brand new video for the new single "Sunshine" is out now and available on YouTube. Follow Amy on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube here. Amy Rose Music Official - Facebook  @Amy_Rose_Music
Amy Rose Music Official - YouTube

Trey and Lori Beth Hill of October have plenty of experience behind them and have something to say. The instant connection and chemistry have a sweet sound that stands out among the crowd.The Hills are alive and kicking. If Trey Hill looks familiar to you he has worked with several artists you already hear on country radio, Kellie Pickler, Jana Kramer,Jason Michael Carroll to name including weight watchers spokesperson, fashion guru Jessica Simpson who has toured and played with bands of artists Brad Paisley and Scotty McCreery. Beyond the steel and acoustic guitar Trey's vocals sparkle, the sweet under tone perfectly matches his other half Lori Beth Hill who's gritty, raw, strong cords fly with color. Lori Beth is no stranger to the stage who went from auditioning for American Idol to become the most in demand theater performers to Nashville's General Jackson Showboat Revue, triple threat to a solid T. This country rocking duo has just begun as one's to watch of 2014. Already creating music with Nashville's top producer Jimmy Ritchey, October Hill music will delight audiences. Get to know October Hill on their Facebook page here. October Hill Music

Lucy Hale is best known on the ABC Family Channel hit TV series Pretty Little Liars. Hale's earliest memories were far from acting, born and raised in Memphis, TN Lucy's career path began performing on NBC's American Juniors singing reality show that had her moving to Los Angeles, California. While there acting took over the budding stars singing career putting music on the back burner. Lucy found herself emerged in several films and television series from Scream 4, Secret of The Wings, A Cinderella Story: Once Upon A Song, Sorority Wars, Wizard of Waverly Place, CSI: Miami, Fear Island and more. In 2013 Hale felt it was time to put her music career back on track and so it was the right time. Through out most of the year Lucy spent several hours in a music studio creating music for her 2014 spring debut release, it's first single "You Sound Good To Me" was released Jan.7th, within the first week, Hale's "You Sound Good To Me" was the number one top download in digital sales bringing in 42,000.Lucy's strong connection to already fans of the hit show Pretty Little Liars has fans for life. Among acting Hale will continue to make music and prove sure longevity. There is so much in store for Hale,as for one to watch in 2014. Follow Lucy on Twitter and Facebook here. @lucygale  LucyHale

With songwriting credits to the hit singles from Jake Owen and Eli Young Band "Barefoot Blue Jean Night" and "Even If It Breaks Your Heart" Eric Paslay has written for Donny and Marie Osmond, Joe Nichols,Lady Antebellum and others to count. This multi-talented songwriter is ready for the spotlight. His self titled debut album hits stores February 4th and touring the country in support of his up and coming release. If that weren't enough the first single from the album "Friday Night" is a top 10 charted hit. We're not going to see the last of Paslay, he's getting warmed up. 2014 is the year of one's to watch for Paslay. That's not all Paslay is joining Thomas Rhett on the Brantley Gilbert Let It Ride Tour starting in March. Not a fan yet, follow Eric on Twitter and Facebook.
@EricPaslay  Eric Paslay