JOHN BERRY RELEASES SINGLE “BEAUTIFULLY BROKEN”

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 12, 2018) —  Grammy Award winner John Berryhas released the single “Beautifully Broken,” written by Jenny Slate Lee and Tiffany Arbuckle Lee. An accompanying video for the song, produced by CJM Productions in Nashville and directed by Jeff Moseley can be watched onlinehere. Both the song and video were simultaneously released on the WSM 650 AM radio program Coffee, Country and Cody and Heartland TV online. The music is the title track for the exhilarating new feature film, “Beautifully Broken.”  The song, which features heartfelt lyrics, is perfectly paired with the compelling film that tells the riveting true story of three families, worlds apart, whose paths seem unlikely to cross. Music is available for streaming on Spotifyand download on Amazon Music and iTunes.

“When I was pitched this song and watched the movie, I was immediately committed to the project,” said John Berry. “The emotion conveyed in the lyrics and throughout the movie ties perfectly with the movie and I am grateful to be a part of this project.”

The movie will be released nationwide later this year and you can hear John Berry’s version of the soundtrack featured at the end of the film as credits roll. The movie has been getting positive reviews and filling up advance release theater screenings. Watch the trailer at beautifullybrokenmovie.com.

About John Berry
GRAMMY Award-winning country star John Berry has placed 20 singles on the country hit parade charts, six of which went Top 5 as well as a #1 on the Billboard and Radio & Records country charts. He has earned numerous Gold and Platinum records. Berry’s co-written “A Mind Of Her Own” and “Kiss Me In The Car” introduced him to radio audiences in 1993. Then, “Your Love Amazes Me,” “What’s In It For Me” and “You And Only You” thrust him to stardom in 1994. “Standing On The Edge Of Goodbye,” “I Think About It All The Time,” and “If I Had Any Pride Left At All” were all major hits the following year. “Your Love Amazes Me” earned Berry a 1995 GRAMMY nomination. In 1996, he scored a GRAMMY win for his participation in Amazing Grace: A Country Salute to Gospel Vol. 1. Berry took “Change My Mind” into the country music Top 5 in that same year. “She’s Taken A Shine” became an even bigger hit in 1997. The same year, he was nominated for CMA Vocal Event of the Year for “Long Haired Country Boy” with Charlie Daniels and Hal Ketchum. Both fans and the media took note when “There He Goes” was released as a 1999 duet with Patsy Cline. Berry’s two most recent albums, What I Love The Most and his holiday album, Christmas, are both available now at johnberry.com as well as iTunes and other digital retailers.  Berry’s TV show, Songs & Stories with John Berry, airs weekly on Heartland Television, The Family Channel, The Country Network, Roku (via Heartland), AMG TV, Country TV (New Zealand), and Keep It Country TV (UK). For more information, visit songsandstories.com.

SHENANDOAH TO APPEAR ON AOL BUILD, GOOD DAY NEW YORK, OPRY CITY STAGE, FOX BUSINESS VARNEY & CO., FOX NEWS RADIO, CELEBRITY PAGE, LIFEMINUTE, DO YOU REMEMBER AND MORE!

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – It’s been more than 20 years since Shenandoah released new music to country radio and, for the first time, they’re heading to New York to promote their new album, RELOADED! They’ll appear on AOL Build, Good Day New York, Fox Business’ Varney & Co., Fox News Radio, Celebrity Page, Lifeminute, Do You Remember and make a special appearance at Opry City Stage, which will be their first performance ever in New York City!

Shenandoah’s frontman Marty Raybon and founding member Mike McGuire are RELOADED on their new record released by BMG, which includes 9 of their iconic hits recorded LIVE last year on tour, along with 3 brand new songs produced by Jay DeMarcus. CLICK HEREto pre-order RELOADED (available everywhere March 16).

Monday, March 12
Varney & Co.
11:00 a.m. EST
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Do You Remember
2:00 p.m. EST
Facebook LIVE
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Opry City Stage
8:00 p.m. EST
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Tuesday, March 13
Good Day New York
7-10:00 a.m. EST
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AOL Build
5:00 p.m. EST
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The GRAMMY®, CMA and ACM-winning group will also appear or be featured in Parade, Cowboys and Indians Magazine, The Tennessean, Today’s Christian Living, Washington Post, Sports and Entertainment Nashville, The Boot, PopCulture.Country, Jesus Calling, Rock and Review, Country Gold with Terri Clark, Racing Classic Country, Boot Scootin’ 90s, Audio Driver’s Magazine, The Country Note, Nashville Country Club, New Music Nashville, The Dana Williams Show, Classic Country Jamboree, The Justin Reed Show, Music Update Central, Pure American Country, Power Country, Collin Raye’s Rewind Country and MORE!

Shenandoah will celebrate RELOADED, along with several surprise guest performances, during an album release party March 20 at City Winery in Nashville. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

RELOADED TRACK LISTING:
1. Next To You, Next To Me (LIVE)
2. If Bubba Can Dance, I Can Too (LIVE)
3. The Moon Over Georgia (LIVE)
4. Mama Knows (LIVE)
5. Sunday In The South (LIVE)
6. I Want To Be Loved Like That (LIVE)
7. Ghost In The House (LIVE)
8. Two Dozen Roses (LIVE)
9. The Church On Cumberland Road (LIVE)
10. Noise
11. That’s Where I Grew Up
12. Little Bit of Livin

Shenandoah continues captivating audiences nationwide with their high-energy show and new single “NOISE,” which is currently No. 33 in the nation on the Music Row Radio Chart. Over the last 30 years, the band has recorded 9 studio albums, 13 No. 1 records and charted 26 singles on the Billboard country charts. Their No. 1 hits include “Two Dozen Roses,” “Church on Cumberland Road,” “Next to You, Next to Me,” “I Want to be Loved Like That,” “Sunday In The South,” “Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart” and many more.

For more information, visit ShenandoahBand.comor follow them on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

SHENANDOAH 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR:
March 16 Grand Ole Opry – Nashville, Tenn.
March 22 Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre – New Braunfels, Texas
March 23 Municipal Auditorium – Greenville, Texas
March 24 Sugar Creek Casino Hinton, Okla.
April 06 City Stage – Lynn Haven, Fla.
April 12 Pigeon Forge, Tenn. – Dollywood
April 13 Railroad Festival – Amory, Miss.
April 14 Swisher Hospital Fundraiser – Tulia, Texas
April 20 Ho Chunk Casino – Black River Falls, Wisc.
April 21 New Barn Convention Center – Winchester, Ohio
April 28 – Boots & Badges Fundraiser – Lubbock, Texas
May  04 Gilley’s Choctaw Casino – Polola, Okla.
May 12 Niswonger PAC – Greenville, Tenn.
May 11 The Stage at Center Star – Bossier City, La.
May 18  Camp Douglas Armed Forces – Camp Douglas, Wisc.
May 26 City of Grafton Celebration – Grafton, W.V.
June 02 Leon County Expo Center – Buffalo, Texas
June 09 Downtown Carlsbad – Carlsbad, N.M.
June 16  Cameron Elks Lodge’ Fundraiser – Cameron, Mo.
June 17 Porterfield Country Music Festival – Marinette, Wisc.
June 22  Rockbox Theater – Fredericksburg, Texas
June 23 – Texas Opry Theater – Weatherford, Texas
June 30 Tolchester Marina – Chestertown, Md.
July 07 The Smiling Goat Saloon – Zanesville, Ohio
July 14 Moonshine Ranch – Ranger, Texas
July 27 Heritage Park Music On Main – Denison, Texas
July 28 Dundy County Fair – Benkelman, Neb.
August 01 Gallia County Fair – Gallipolis, Ohio
August 22 Grange Fair – Centre Hall, Pa.
August 25 Tivoli Theatre – Chattanooga, Tenn.
Sept. 01 Loretta Lynn Ranch – Hurricane Mills, Tenn.
Sept. 08 The Coyote Store – Gail, Texas
Oct. 05 Come And Take It Celebration – Gonzales, Texas
Oct. 11 The Ritz Theatre – Greenville, Ala.
Oct. 19 Country Tonite Theatre – Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
Nov. 08 Center for Rural Development – Somerset, Ky.
Nov. 24 The Caverns – Pelham, Tenn.
(more dates to be announced soon)

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ABOUT SHENANDOAH:
GRAMMY®, CMA and ACM-winning hitmakers Shenandoah are celebrating 30 years of chart-topping hits as the group gears up for new music and non-stop touring in 2018. Fueled by Marty Raybon’s distinctive vocals and the band’s skilled musicianship, Shenandoah became well known for delivering such hits as “Two Dozen Roses”, “Church on Cumberland Road” and “Next to You, Next to Me” as well as such achingly beautiful classics as “I Want to be Loved Like That” and the Grammy winning “Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart” duet with Alison Krauss. Today that legacy continues as original members Raybon and Mike McGuire reunite to launch a new chapter in Shenandoah’s storied career. Raybon and McGuire formed the band in 1984 in Muscle Shoals, Alabama with bassist Ralph Ezell, keyboardist Stan Thorn and guitarist Jim Seales. Shenandoah inked a deal with the legendary label and began establishing a national fan base with their self-titled debut in 1987. However, it was the band’s sophomore effort, The Road Not Taken, that spawned their first top ten hits—“She Doesn’t Cry Anymore” and “Mama Knows.” Shenandoah followed with three consecutive No. 1 hits—“Church on Cumberland Road,” “Sunday in the South” and “Two Dozen Roses.” “The Church on Cumberland Road” spent two weeks at the top of the chart and made country music history as it marked the first time that a country band’s first No. 1 single spent more than one week at the summit. It also helped propel sales of the album to more than half a million units thus giving Shenandoah their first gold album. Shenandoah became known for delivering songs that celebrated the importance of faith and family while reveling in the joys of small town life. “Next to You, Next to Me” topped the charts for three weeks and “Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart,” a beautiful duet with Alison Krauss, won a Country Music Association Award for Vocal Event of the year and a Grammy for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. Shenandoah also won the Academy of Country Music’s Vocal Group of the Year in 1991. Shenandoah recorded nine studio albums and placed 26 singles on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart.

BMI PRESENTS SONNY LeMAIRE AND J.P. PENNINGTON OF EXILE WITH MILLION AIRPLAY AWARDS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 6, 2018) – BMI executives Jody Williams and David Preston  presented seven ‘Million-Air Awards’ to Sonny LeMaireand J.P. Pennington of Exile, in recognition of the success of major songs penned by the two writers and long-time band members. The awards totaled 11 million broadcast performances (radio spins) between four songs; “The Closer You Get,” “She’s A Miracle,” “Give Me One More Chance,” and “Beautiful Mess.”

A Million-Air Award is given to songwriters, composers, and publishers whose songs accumulate over one million U.S. broadcast performances. The acknowledgement is a mark of praise.

The songs recognized were:

J.P. Pennington
The Closer You Get performed by Alabama –  4 Million Broadcast Performances
She’s A Miracle performed by Exile – 2 Million Broadcast Performances
Give Me One More Chance  performed by Exile- 1 Million Broadcast Performances

Sonny LeMaire
Beautiful Mess performed by Diamond Rio – 4 Million Broadcast Performances
Give Me One More Chance performed by Exile – 1 Million Broadcast Performances
She’s A Miracle performed by Exile – 2 Million Broadcast Performances

Monkey C Music (Sonny LeMaire)
Beautiful Mess performed by Diamond Rio – 4 Million

Crossover hit-making band, Exile, is celebrating a distinguished career of 55 years as the longest running American self-contained band and has sold over 8 million records, including three Gold records and eleven number one hit songs, along with numerous hits on the pop and country charts. They are known for major hits including “Kiss You All Over,” “Give Me One More Chance,” and “I Don’t Want to Be a Memory,” to name a few. Exile music is available on all digital platforms here.

About Exile
Exile formed in 1963 looking to play small clubs in Richmond, Kentucky, but managed to top both the pop and country charts during their over 55 year-long career. Their most successful hit, “Kiss You All Over” spent four weeks at the top of Billboard’s pop chart in 1978. In the early 1980’s Exile started to focus on country music. During their run on the country charts Exile has successfully had ten No. 1 singles including “I Don’t Want To Be A Memory” and “Give Me One More Chance.” They have toured with acts including Aerosmith, Fleetwood Mac, The Oak Ridge Boys, Kenny Rogers and The Judds. The 5 original Exile members re-formed in 2008 and continue to tour today. Current members of the band include J.P. Pennington, Les Taylor, Sonny LeMaire, Marlon Hargis and Steve Goetzman. 2018 celebrates 55 years for the band and 40th anniversary of the hit song “Kiss You All Over.” For more information, visit www.exile.biz.

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NAOMI JUDD AND THE SCOTT BROTHERS JOIN CITY OF HOPE 28TH ANNUAL CELEBRITY SOFTBALL GAME

Tickets On Sale Now for 28th Annual Game at First Tennessee Park on Saturday, June 9

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country music icon Naomi Judd and The Scott Brothers’ Jonathan and Drew Scott are the first celebrities to sign up for the City of Hope 28th Annual Celebrity Softball Game. The event returns to First Tennessee Park on Saturday, June 9CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

Naomi Judd, who participated in the game in the late 80s and early 90s, is dusting off her glove and returning as a play-by-play Guest Announcer. Additional legendary artists will be announced soon.

“I may not be on the mound this time around, but I wanted to take a swing at cancer by being part of the game as one of the announcers! City of Hope is an incredible institution, so I’m honored to have a role in the event. I’m looking forward to seeing all the fans!” Naomi Judd said.

The Scott Brothers are warming up for some sibling rivalry! “The City of Hope Celebrity Softball game is always great fun and for a really good cause. Can’t wait to play again this year,” says Drew. Jonathan adds, “It’s like a family reunion of the most giving people in the biz. I’m practicing my swing already with sledgehammers on Property Brothers.”

Additional artists will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information, visit cityofhope.org/softball or follow City of Hope on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

ABOUT CITY OF HOPE:
City of Hope is an independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as one of only 49 comprehensive cancer centers, the highest recognition bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, with research and treatment protocols that advance care throughout the world. City of Hope is located in Duarte, California, just northeast of Los Angeles, with clinical practice sites
throughout southern California. It is ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” in cancer by U.S. News & World Report. For more information, visit cityofhope.org.

ABOUT NAOMI JUDD:
Hailing from the Appalachian​ ​foothills​ ​of Ashland, Ky., mother​ ​and​ ​daughter​ duo, The Judds, were first discovered by RCA​ ​label​ ​head​ ​Joe​ ​Galante​ ​in​ ​1983 ​after landing a spot on​ ​WSM-TV’s​ “​The​ ​Ralph​ ​Emery Show.” They​ ​made​ ​their​ ​chart​ ​debut​ ​by​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​the​ ​year​ ​with​ ​“Had​ ​A​ ​Dream​ ​(For​ ​The​ ​Heart),” and​ ​the​ ​two​ ​were​ ​on​ ​their​ ​way​ ​to​ ​a​ ​history​-making​ ​career. For​ ​the​ ​rest​ ​of​ ​the​ ​1980’s,​ ​each​ ​single​ ​from​ ​The​ ​Judds​ ​released​ ​by​ ​RCA​ ​went​ ​to​ ​the Billboard​ ​Top 10,​ ​with​ ​14 hits ​going​ ​all​ ​the​ ​way​ ​to​ ​number​ ​one.​ ​ The​ ​Judds​ ​embarked​ ​on​ ​their​ ​“Farewell​ ​Tour”​ ​in​ ​1991 ​after​ ​Naomi’s​ ​diagnosis​ ​of​ ​Hepatitis C​ ​forced​ ​her​ ​to​ ​retire​ ​from​ ​the​ ​road.​ Naomi​ ​focused​ ​on​ ​her​ ​health,​ ​beating​ ​the​ ​disease, writing​ ​several​ ​New​ ​York​ ​Times​ ​best-selling​ ​books​ ​and​ ​becoming​ ​a​ ​popular​ ​motivational speaker. This fall, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will explore the lives and careers of the GRAMMY®-winning mother-daughter duo with an exhibit opening Aug. 10, 2018. For more information, follow Naomi Judd on Facebook and Instagram or visit NaomiJudd.com.

ABOUT DREW AND JONATHAN SCOTT:
Multi-faceted entrepreneurs, authors and twin television personalities, Jonathan and Drew Scott are co-founders of Scott Brothers Global, which includes Scott Brothers Entertainment and Scott Living. With offices in both the U.S. and Canada, Scott Brothers Entertainment produces award-winning and engaging content in all genres for TV, film and digital platforms. Scott Living, their rapid expanding collection of home goods including indoor furniture, décor, textiles and bedding, is available at a variety of North American retailers including Amazon, QVC and Lowe’s. The Scott brothers are hosts of multiple top-rated HGTV series including the Emmy-nominated Property BrothersBrother vs. Brother and Property Brothers at Home, among others. Their shows are enjoyed by millions of viewers in over 150 countries and their books, Dream Home and It Takes Two: Our Story, are New York Times and Wall Street Journal best sellers. In 2017, the brothers were named Habitat Humanitarians, the highest recognition offered by Habitat for Humanity. For more information about Scott Brothers Global, please visit thescottbrothers.comsbentertainment.com or scottlivinghome.com.

RANDY TRAVIS ANNOUNCES DIGGIN’ UP SONGS NEW MUSIC SPOTLIGHT

FEATURING SONGS HAND-PICKED BY THE ICON HIMSELF FROM KANE BROWN, BRETT ELDREDGE, WALKER HAYES, LUKE COMBS AND LAUREN ALAINA

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 5, 2018) — Country Music Hall of Fame member Randy Travis has long since marked his spot in music history as one of the truly timeless country icons. Now, he is putting his years of experience and golden ear to good use by shining a spotlight on new music he believes in and enjoys listening to. Diggin’ Up Songs new music spotlight is a multi-faceted digital campaign across Spotify, Twitter, Facebook and RandyTravis.com highlighting music curated by Randy Travis himself. The direct Spotify playlist can be accessed HERE.

“Though Randy may not be able to perform right now, his love and affinity for music stands strong. We like to say he is ‘singing a new song’ and spending his time giving back to the community and supporting fellow artists — streaming is a great new outlet to do just that,” said wife Mary Davis-Travis.

New songs will be added every two weeks, by Randy, and the first round was released today. In no particular order they include:

About Randy Travis
With lifetime sales in excess of 25 million, Randy Travis is one of the biggest multi-genre record sellers of all time and a recent inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame class of 2016. His honors include seven Grammy Awards, 10 Academy of Country Music statuettes, 10 American Music Awards, two People’s Choice awards, seven Music City News awards, eight Dove Awards from the Gospel Music Association and five Country Music Association honors. In addition, three of his performances earned CMA Song of the Year honors, “On the Other Hand” (1986), “Forever and Ever Amen” (1987) and “Three Wooden Crosses” (2002). To date, he has 18 No. 1 singles, 29 top-10 smashes and more than 40 appearances in feature films and television shows to his credit. Ten of his albums are Gold Records. Eight are Platinum. Two have gone Double Platinum. One is Triple Platinum and another is Quintuple Platinum. In 2004, Randy was honored with his own star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is honored on the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville, TN. He has been a member of the cast of the Grand Ole Opry since 1986. Since his near fatal stroke in 2013, with the help of his wife Mary and rigorous physical therapy, Randy continues to make improvements in his speaking, walking, and yes, singing.

For more information please visit www.randytravis.com.

RESTLESS HEART ANNOUNCES “35TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR”

Legendary Country Group Unveils First Round of Live Concert Dates
in Celebration of Career Milestone
Nashville, Tenn. (January 19, 2018) — Legendary country music group Restless Heart has announced the first round of live concert dates for its “35th Anniversary Tour,” a year-long celebration that will take the band across the country performing the hit songs that launched them into stardom more than three decades ago. Over a dozen of performances have been announced with stops in Texas, Florida, Tennessee, Georgia, and Kentucky, with more to come.
“35 years… far more than we could have ever imagined or hoped for, and still an absolute privilege to share the stage with all of our original members,” says Restless Heart’s Dave Innis. “That is something to be grateful for and it’s in thanks to all our amazing fans, old and new, who have become friends and family to us throughout the years.”
Larry Stewart, the band’s lead singer, adds, “I’m so honored to hit the stage with my original bandmates every night, and I believe we’re as good as we’ve ever been. To see our fans continue to support us and to see so many new fans attend our shows, it’s humbling. Thank you to our RH family for remaining loyal fans!”
John DittrichGreg JenningsPaul Gregg, Stewart, and Innis, the five original men who make up Restless Heart, have enjoyed one of the most successful group careers in country music history. The band has placed over 25 singles on the charts with six consecutive #1 hits, four of their albums have been certified Gold by the RIAA and they have won a wide range of awards from many organizations including the Academy of Country Music’s “Top Vocal Group.”
Restless Heart “35th Anniversary Tour” Schedule:
Jan 27 – Nashville, TN – Grand Ole Opry
Feb 10 – Waco, TX – Karem Shriner Hall
Feb 17 – Punta Gorda, FL – Downtown Hoedown
Feb 24 – Bowie, TX – Bowie Community Center
March 24 – Manistee, MI – Little River Casino Resort
April 12 – Pigeon Forge, TN – Dollywood Showstreet Palace Theater
April 13 – Hopewell, VA – The Beacon Theatre
May 5 – San Angelo, TX – House of FiFi DuBois
June 16 – Bremen, GA – Mill Town Music Hall
July 3 – Campbellsville, KY – Campbellsville Fourth of July
July 7 – Norman, OK – Riverwind Casino
July 28 – Rural Retreat, VA – Rural Retreat
Sept 8 – Arenzville, IL – Burgoo Festival
Oct 19 – Pigeon Forge, TN – Country Tonite Theatre
Additional tour dates will be announced via the band’s website in the coming weeks. For more information on Restless Heart, visit restlessheartband.com.

COUNTRY SUPERGROUP, THE FRONTMEN, ANNOUNCE NEW SINGLE AND TOUR HONORING COUNTRY RADIO

Richie McDonald of Lonestar, Larry Stewart of Restless Heart and Tim Rushlow, formerly of Little Texas Form Country Music’s Newest Supergroup
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 22, 2018) – Trio veteran hit-makers, The Frontmen, featuring Larry Stewart of Restless Heart, Tim Rushlow, formerly of Little Texas and Richie McDonald of Lonestar have independently released their debut single “If It Wasn’t For The Radio” and announced an accompanying tour beginning February 3. The tour will kickoff in Mississippi and visit Oklahoma, Arizona, Minnesota and Nevada with more stops being added through the Spring. Fans can listen to the single on Spotify and Apple Music and purchase it on iTunes or Amazon.

“If It Wasn’t For The Radio” was written by Kellys Collins, Austin Cunningham and David Fenley and was produced by Brent Rader of Brent Rader Productions. With a tip of the hat to radio opening the doors to their own successful careers, these individual talents combine their unique voices to create a magical blend of harmonies and heartfelt sentiment that is sure to touch the hearts of country fans everywhere. The song was featured in an exclusive first listen by Billboard.

“To find a song like this that speaks to who we are, why we do what we do and why we’re here, with honesty and a huge dose of real life, is incredibly humbling and moving!” states Larry Stewart. “At this moment in time, we couldn’t have found a more perfect song for Richie, Tim and myself to sink our hearts into. Because I do not believe we would be where we are today, if it wasn’t for the radio. Truly a gift!”

“Over the past few years I’ve been honored to share the stage with Larry Stewart and Tim Rushlow as we perform our hit songs from our respective bands, having the opportunity to record a song like ‘If It Wasn’t For The Radio’ with these artists takes it to another level.” Richie McDonald states. “This song was perfect for The Frontmen to record, with each of us singing a verse and a chorus and lending three part harmonies just sends it over the top. We all three relate to this song and the story that it tells, I think that’s what makes it so special”

“The Frontmen are definitely special. There is a common thread that runs through us and our catalog of songs and I am honored to share the stage with these two amazing singers,” says Tim Rushlow. “From multiple global tours performing for our military in Japan, Afghanistan, Spain, Greece, Kuwait, Bahrain, Germany, Italy, Cuba, Africa and on several aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf – to shows across America for our fans from Kansas City, to Cerritos, California to Gulfport, Mississippi – it is always humbling when the people sing our songs back to us, never missing a lyric. That is simply because radio has embraced us and the music we have all made over the years. Radio is why we’ve had these amazing careers. So, it is entirely fitting that we finally get to record a great song from the heart and give a nod of thanks in their direction.”

Radio programmers are excited about the new single with veterans weighing in with praise for the single:

“Take three of the greatest voices in country music, add them to a brilliantly written song, sprinkle in some glorious harmony, and you get “If It Wasn’t For The Radio.” Don’t overthink it, just PLAY IT!” states Tom Baldrica, Corporate Country Brand Strategist / Midwest Communications

“Like a well-blended cocktail, using only the finest ingredients, The Frontmen deliver a smooth and tasty groove with an infectious hook, and a real country song. ‘”If It Wasn’t For The Radio”’ is what country listeners are starving for and they deserve to hear this awesome tune! “says Chuck Reeves, Program Director. KQBL 101.9 The Bull, Boise

With a collective 30 million records sold and over 50 top 40 hits between them, the group is making their mark as the premier Country Supergroup of our generation. Listen to a Spotify Playlist of the hits here: Music of The Frontmen.

The Frontmen Tour Dates:
Feb. 3, 2018 – Gulfport, MS – Island View Casino Resort
Feb. 23, 2018 – Shawnee, OK – Firelake Arena
Feb. 27, 2018 – Surprise, AZ – Happy Trails RV and Golf Resort
Mar. 2, 2018 – Jackpot, NV – Cactus Pete’s Resort Casino
Mar. 3, 2018 – Jackpot, NV – Cactus Pete’s Resort Casino
Mar 15, 2018 – Tower, MN – Fortune Bay Resort  Casino
Mar. 16, 2018 – Tower, MN – Fortune Bay Resort  Casino
Mar. 17, 2018 – Morton, MN – Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel
More dates announced soon.

About The Frontmen:
The Frontmen features three singers who were THE voices of three of the Top Country bands of the 90’s: Larry Stewart of Restless Heart, Tim Rushlow, formerly of Little Texas, and Richie McDonald of Lonestar. From their rave review performances around the globe for our troops, to casinos, fairs and corporate events, to their globally televised performance on the steps of the hallowed Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, The Frontmen are making their mark as the newest Country Supergroup of our generation. Stewart, Rushlow and McDonald have collectively sold over 30 million records and had over 50 top 40 hits between them. They have a chemistry and brotherhood seldom matched and they have logged the travel miles to prove it, wowing audiences around the globe with their brand of highly successful intimate unplugged shows. Powerhouse hits performed by the Frontmen include Restless Heart classics, “The Bluest Eyes in Texas,” “That Rock Won’t Roll,” “I’ll Still Be Loving You” and “Why Does It Have to Be (Wrong or Right). Lonestar smashes such as “Amazed,” “Smile,” and “I’m Already There,” plus Little Texas hits including “God Blessed Texas,” “Amy’s Back in Austin,” and “What Might Have Been.” These songs and many others included in their shows are the soundtrack of a generation. With their combined amazing vocal and instrumental talents, The Frontmen deliver a high energy show packed with fan-favorites from their three award-winning and critically-acclaimed bands, and also songs from some of the artists who have influenced them. The Frontmen deliver a truly one-of-a-kind concert experience. For more information on The Frontmen follow on social media platforms FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

 

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MICHELLE WRIGHT SIGNS WITH BUDDY LEE ATTRACTIONS

Nashville, Tenn. (January 22, 2018) — Country music’s Michelle Wright has signed with Buddy Lee Attractions (BLA) for exclusive live concert bookings.
“I’m really excited to join the roster at Buddy Lee Attractions and after spending some time getting to know the team, this is going to be fun,” says Wright. “I am thankful for the opportunity that this presents for me to continue to do what I love, which is playing music, traveling the road, seeing old friends and making new ones.”
In the modern era of country music, Wright is the first Canadian‐born artist to score a Top Ten hit in America with her breakthrough Arista Records Nashville release, “Take It Like A Man,” a #1 video on CMT (also for “Take It Like A Man”) and to win a major U.S. music industry award (the Academy of Country Music Top New Female Artist award in 1993). The string of fan favorite songs that followed included “He Would Be Sixteen,” “Guitar Talk,” “Nobody’s Girl,” “Shut Up And Kiss Me,” and “Strong” amassing a total of twenty‐five Top Ten radio hits and more than 40 major awards. In September 2011, Wright was honored with induction into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame.

Upcoming live concert dates:
Jan 30 & 31 – Lakeland, FL – RP Funding Center
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Feb 13 & 14 – Mesa, AZ – Mesa Convention Center
Feb 19 – Indio, CA – Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
Feb 20 – Winterhaven, CA – Quechan Casino
Feb 23 – Immokalee, FL – Immokalee Casino
Feb 26 – Clearwater, FL – Capital Theatre
Feb 27 – Bradenton, FL – Bradenton Area Convention Center
Feb 28 – Punta Gorda, FL – Charlotte Harbor Event & Convention Center
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MADAME TUSSAUDS NASHVILLE UNVEILS LIFE-LIKE WAX FIGURE HONORING RANDY TRAVIS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (December 1, 2017) – Madame Tussauds, the world-renowned wax attraction that opened its Nashville location in April, officially revealed their newly minted Randy Travis wax igure on December 1st during a special event honoring the country legend. Photos from the reveal are available via Dropbox.

To capture the Country Music Hall of Fame member’s likeness, Travis underwent a “sitting” with Madame Tussauds studio artists in Nashville. The research team took more than 300 measurements while Travis himself donated personal items of clothing to create a true likeness.

The figure is dressed in late 1990’s style featuring a suede embroidered jacket, jeans Travis donated himself and a 1991 Gibson J-185 guitar.

“I have been excitedly waiting to see the figure in person,” said Travis. “The Madame Tussauds team did a fantastic job capturing my likeness and I can’t wait for my fans to stop by the attraction to see it for themselves.”

After 40 years of dedication and influence in the country music genre, Travis’ legacy will be immortalized by the figure on display at Madame Tussauds Nashville.  Randy’s wax figure will be the 50th figure in the attraction and the last one introduced for 2017.

Each Madame Tussauds figure is truly a work of art, involving teams of professional artists and sculptors who spend months on extensive research and take more than 300 measurements to recreate world-famous icons, to achieve the kind of astonishing realism that has been at the heart of the 250-year Madame Tussauds legacy.

With a completely different concept, the attraction in Nashville is the company’s first offering in the U.S. that focuses solely on music icons that have shaped America’s musical landscape. Guests are encouraged to have fun with the famous stars from musical genres such as Country, Rock n Roll, Jazz, Blues and Pop.

Additional figures hitting the stage at Madame Tussauds Nashville include Beyoncé, Billie Holiday, Blake Shelton, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Carl Perkins, Carrie Underwood, Darius Rucker, Diana Ross, Ella Fitzgerald, Elvis Presley, George Jones, George Strait, Hank Williams, Jason Aldean, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Keith Urban, Kenny Rogers, Kid Rock, Little Jimmy Dickens, Louis Armstrong, Luke Bryan, Miley Cyrus, Minnie Pearl, Muddy Waters, Patsy Cline, Rayna Jaymes & Deacon Claybourne, Reba McEntire, Rihanna, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, and Waylon Jennings.

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About Madame Tussauds Nashville
Madame Tussauds Nashville attraction is a new interactive wax experience where guests have the unique opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the world’s biggest musical icons. Built to honor Music City and its deep roots into America’s history, Madame Tussauds will host visitors from across the globe as they enjoy a historical walk through America’s musical past and present with vivid scenes supporting the colorful cast of figures. Conveniently located within Opry Mills Mall across the street from the Grand Ole Opry.

Visit www.madametussauds.com/nashville or the attraction’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/mademetussaudsnashville for more information.

About Merlin Entertainments plc
Merlin Entertainments plc is a global leader in location based, family entertainment. As Europe’s Number 1 and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates over 100 attractions, 13 hotels and 5 holiday villages in 24 countries and across 4 continents. The company aims to deliver memorable experiences to its more than 60 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its c.27,000 employees (peak season). Visit www.merlinentertainments.biz for more information.

About Randy Travis
With lifetime sales in excess of 25 million, Randy Travis is one of the biggest multi-genre record sellers of all time and a recent inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame class of 2016. His honors include seven Grammy Awards, 10 Academy of Country Music statuettes, 10 American Music Awards, two People’s Choice awards, seven Music City News awards, eight Dove Awards from the Gospel Music Association and five Country Music Association honors. In addition, three of his performances earned CMA Song of the Year honors, “On the Other Hand” (1986), “Forever and Ever Amen” (1987) and “Three Wooden Crosses” (2002). To date, he has 18 No. 1 singles, 29 top-10 smashes and more than 40 appearances in feature films and television shows to his credit. Ten of his albums are Gold Records. Eight are Platinum. Two have gone Double Platinum. One is Triple Platinum and another is Quintuple Platinum. In 2004, Randy was honored with his own star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is honored on the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville, TN. He has been a member of the cast of the Grand Ole Opry since 1986. Since his near fatal stroke in 2013, with the help of his wife Mary and rigorous physical therapy, Randy continues to make improvements in his speaking, walking, and yes, singing.

For more information please visit randytravis.com.