First Conway Twitty Vinyl Available in 26 Years – Aptly Titled TIMELESS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 21, 2017) – Conway Twitty, one of America’s most-loved performers of all-time with 55 No. 1 one hits to his credit (second only to George Strait) created a musical legacy that continues to endure and thrive almost a quarter-century after his passing in 1993. Country Rewind Records has released TIMELESS, a collection of never before heard recordings from Twitty himself. The new record is now available on vinyl and it’s the first vinyl release of Conway music since the 1991 record Even Now. The vinyl is available on ConwayTwitty.comand Amazon.

The songs on Timeless haven’t been heard since their original airing in 1972, included in a series of musical recordings from top artists at the time as part of a United States recruitment program. Singers such as Dolly Parton, George Jones, and Waylon Jennings would record fifteen-minute performances that would be distributed to over 2,000 radio stations throughout the world intended for commercial release. Tom Gramuglia of Country Rewind Records, says that he can’t wait for fans to hear these recordings – which put the recorded genius of Conway Twitty on full display for all to hear.

“These recordings were long forgotten and few people who knew of their existence. They’ve never before been made commercially available to the public and I truly felt like this music needed to be shared with long-time traditional fans, and heard by our younger generation of Millennials who have a flavor and inkling for country music recording artists that made American country music great.”

“Timeless is a truly special piece of Country Music history that reminds listeners of the exquisite musical legacy of an artist who was rightfully called “The Best Friend A Song Ever Had.” The title of the album says it all. Conway Twitty was – is – and always will be ‘Timeless.’” – Chuck Dauphin, Billboard Magazine

The music on Timeless is a mixture of many of the songs that made Conway Twitty a household name, such as his signature song from 1970, “Hello Darlin,” as well as a pair of deeper Twitty cuts that are no less historic or powerful – “The Image Of Me” and “Next In Line” (his first top ten and number one hits, respectively) from 1968. His band, the Twitty Birds – featuring steel guitar wizard John “Buttermilk” Hughey, bassist “Big Joe” Lewis, and drummer Tommy “Pork Chop” Markham – are featured on Timeless, as well as new musical accompaniment produced by Twitty’s daughter and son-in-law, Joni and John Wesley Ryles. Joni – who performed with her father on the 1975 classic “Don’t Cry Joni” – says this music is something that Twitty’s loyal following will want to add to their collection:

“When I heard it, I was blown away. I couldn’t be prouder of Dad’s performance, and the Twitty Birds did such a great job. Every Conway Twitty fan needs to hear this. My family could not be more pleased to celebrate his life in music with this compilation of treasures.” Ryles says that her family has been pleased to see that his music continues to warrant praise and attention from many of today’s biggest stars – something for which she is grateful.

While the sessions that comprise Timeless weren’t the typical Decca recording session with Owen Bradley producing, these tracks – cut at the studio of former Elvis Presley band member Scotty Moore – drip with as much perfection as anything he cut at Bradley’s Barn. It wasn’t like a typical session where everything was perfected,” explained Ryles. “But, these songs are an incredible gift, and Daddy was sounding as incredible as he ever did. These recordings make my heart smile, and I think his fans will feel the same way.”

Timeless Track Listing:
1. (Lost Her Love) On Our Last Date
2. Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (And Loud, Loud Music)
3. Hello Darlin’
4. How Much More Can She Stand
5. Working Girl
6. I Can’t See Me Without You
7. I Love You More Today
8. Crazy Arms
9. 15 Years Ago
10. Honky Tonk Man
11. The Image Of Me
12. If You Were Mine To Lose
13. Proud Mary
14. Next In Line

About Conway Twitty
By any measure, the career of singer, songwriter, producer, entertainer and recording artist Conway Twitty stands among the greatest in the history of popular music. His 55 No. 1 singles are an astounding and singular accomplishment in the annals of the recording industry. Those hits drove sales of more than 50 million records, powering literally thousands of live performances for tens of millions of fans and led to more than 100 major awards. From Sun Studios in Memphis and the infancy of rock and roll to the top of the country charts and induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame, Conway built an astounding musical legacy that spanned five decades. In 1958, Conway Twitty scored his first No. 1 hit titled “It’s Only Make Believe.” Widely regarded by Nashville’s songwriters as “the best friend a song ever had,” Twitty was pitched top shelf material for the better part of two decades. Twitty’s tunes are the mile markers for three decades of country music: “Hello Darlin’,” “Goodbye Time,” “You’ve Never Been This Far Before,” “Linda On My Mind,” “I’d Love To Lay You Down,” “Tight Fittin’ Jeans,” “That’s My Job.” Conway also entered into a duet partnership with the top female vocalist of that time, Loretta Lynn. They became the most awarded male/female duet in history recording songs like “After The Fire Is Gone,” “Lead Me On,” and “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man.”

Those who worked with Conway, knew him or were influenced by him approach with stories of a true gentleman, someone who, as one fellow performer described him, “wore a white hat.” Throughout his life, Conway would tell people, “If you do what you love and you’re able to take care of the people you love, it doesn’t matter what you do. You’re a successful man.  ” Undoubtedly, that is the legacy that would have meant the most to Harold “Conway Twitty” Jenkins. Which makes the rest of his story — the accomplishments and accolades — that much sweeter. Visit www.conwaytwitty.com for more.

 

HUNTER HAYES, BRETT YOUNG, JOHN BERRY, HALFWAY TO HAZARD, AND LINDSAY ELL SET FOR 2017 CHRISTMAS 4 KIDS CONCERT AT NASHVILLE’S RYMAN AUDITORIUM

Benefit Concert Set for Monday, November 20Tickets On-sale Now at Ryman.com
Nashville, Tenn. (October 31, 2017) –  The Christmas 4 Kids organization has announced the lineup for its 2017 Ryman Auditorium concert, set for MondayNovember 20 at 7:00 PM inNashvilleHunter Hayes will headline this year’s show with Brett YoungJohn Berry, Halfway to Hazard, and Lindsay Ell also scheduled to perform. This year marks the organization’s 35th anniversary.
“We are so thankful for all of these great artists who have all volunteered to donate their time and talent to help bring a better Christmas to so many children in need,” says Christmas 4 Kids President Linda O’Connell. “This year, Christmas 4 Kids is celebrating its 35th anniversary so this concert will be extra special!”
John Berry adds, “I am so excited to be part of the Christmas 4 Kids concert for the second year in a row! Christmas is my favorite time of year and I love the opportunity to spread holiday cheer to kids in the Nashville area.”
Tickets are $38.50 and $60.00 and are available for purchase now at Ryman.com. All proceeds generated from the concert go to the Christmas 4 Kids organization.
About Christmas 4 Kids
Christmas 4 Kids is a not-for-profit organization that has been in existence for 35 years providing many children, each year, with their very own shopping spree. The funds generated by the concert, and the Tour Bus Show/Artist Meet and Greet event, are used to give over 400 children from 29 different schools, a day-long shopping excursion.  The special day consists of a chauffeured trip from their school aboard an entertainer’s luxury tour bus, dinner, and a party hosted by Santa and Mrs. Claus.  To wrap up the day, the tour buses journey to the Hendersonville, Tennessee Walmart where the kids receive a brand new winter coat, and $150.00 to spend however they choose.
For more information on Christmas 4 Kids, visit www.christmas4kids.org.

BELLAMY BROTHERS ADD SOUTH AFRICA, NAMIBIA AND SRI LANKA TO WORLD TOUR AND ANNOUNCE 2018 DATES

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Bellamy Brothers will perform in South Africa, Namibia and Sri Lanka as the international icons add dates to their current world tour. They return to South Africa and Sri Lanka for the second visit during their 40+ year career. The tour, which is appropriately titled the “Let Your Love Flow Tour” after their first worldwide hit, will take place over the U.S. Thanksgiving holidays.

The Bellamy Brothers are adding five stops which will include their first concerts for the fans in Windhoek, Namibia as well as a visit to South Africa for a show in Cape Town and two performances in Johannesburg. The final tour stop will take them back to Colombo, Sri Lanka where they performed for the first time in 2014.

2017 EXTENDED WORLD TOUR DATES:
Nov. 24 Independence Stadium – Windhoek, Namibia
Nov. 25 Cape Town Stadium – Cape Town, South Africa
Nov 26 Carnival City Casino, Big Top Arena – Brakpan, Gauteng, South Africa
Nov 29 Mosaic Teatro (Theater) – West Rand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Dec 02 Bandaranaike Memorial Intl. Conference Hall – Colombo, Sri Lanka

While the duo continues to globe trek and wow audiences all around the world, their hit song, “Let Your Love Flow” is being featured in movie theaters all across America in Tom Cruise’s latest critically acclaimed film, “American Made.”

In 2018, the duo is also gearing up for the release of their autobiography “Let Your Love Flow – The Life and Times of The Bellamy Brothers.”

To keep up with this on-the-move duo, you can follow the Bellamy Brothers on TwitterFacebookInstagram or visitbellamybrothers.com.

BELLAMY BROTHERS ON TOUR:
Oct. 26 Carbon Event Center – Price, Utah
Oct. 27 Herber Valley Western Music & Cowboy Poetry Gathering – Heber City, Utah
Oct. 28 Stephens Performing Arts Center – Pocatello, Idaho
Nov. 03 Hochatown Saloon – Broken Bow, Oklahoma
Nov. 04 La Rita Performing Arts Center – Dalhart, Texas
Nov. 07 Higley Center For The Performing Arts – Gilbert, Arizona
Nov. 10 Peppermill Concert Hall – West Wendover, Nevada
Nov. 11 PRIVATE EVENT – Ft. Worth, Texas
Nov. 17 Country Tonite Theatre – Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Nov. 18 Peoples Bank Theatre – Marietta, Ohio
Nov. 24 Independence Stadium – Windhoek, Namibia
Nov. 25 Cape Town Stadium – Cape Town, South Africa
Nov. 26 Carnival City Casino, Big Top Arena – Brakpan, Gauteng, South Africa
Nov. 29 Mosaic Teatro (Theater) – West Rand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Dec. 02 – Bandaranaike Memorial Intl. Conference Hall – Colombo, Sri Lanka
Dec. 07 Palace Theatre – Corsicana, Texas
Dec. 08 Hank’s Place McKinney – Texas
Dec. 09 Lantex Theatre – Llano, Texas
Dec. 15 John T. Floore’s Country Store – Helotes, Texas
Dec. 16 PRIVATE EVENT – Corpus Christi, Texas
Dec. 29 Rosebud Casino – Valentine, Nebraska 
Dec. 30 Wild Rose Casino – Clinton, Iowa 

2018:
Jan. 06 PRIVATE EVENT – Trilby, Florida
Jan. 12 Main Street Crossing – Tomball, Texas
Jan. 13 Greek Brothers – El Campo, Texas
Jan. 20 Walhalla Civic Auditorium – Walhalla, South Carolina
Jan. 26 Hunting Convention – Houston, Texas 
Jan. 27 PRIVATE EVENT – Gatesville, Texas
Feb. 03 Orange Blossom Opry – Weirsdale, Florida
Feb. 09 Texan Theatre – Greenville, Texas
Feb. 17 Sugar Creek Casino-Event Center – Hinton, Oklahoma
Feb. 24 Granbury Live Theatre – Granbury, Texas
Mar. 02 The Dallas Bull Of Tampa (Surratt 50th Wedding Anniversary) – Tampa, Florida
Mar. 10 Red Barn Convention Center – Winchester, Ohio
Mar. 17 Brazos Co. Youth Livestock – Bryan, Texas
Mar. 22 Meyer Theatre – Green Bay, Wisconsin
Mar. 23 The Medina Entertainment Center – Medina, Minnesota
Mar. 24 Ohiya Casino and Resort – Niobrara, Nebraska
April 07 American Cancer Society Cattle Baron’s Ball J.S. Birdwell Agricultural Center Wichita Falls, Texas
April 09 Whatley Center – Mt. Pleasant, Texas
April 14 Third Annual River Oaks Music Festival The Lodge At River Oaks – Del Valle, Texas
April 20 Billy Bob’s – Ft. Worth, Texas
April 21 Galveston Co. Fair & Rodeo – Hitchcock, Texas
May 05 Helotes Cornyval 2018 Helotes Festival Ground Main Stage – Helotes, Texas
June 23 Trucker and Country Festival – Interlaken, Switzerland
July 06 Iconic Fest – Brainerd, Minnesota
July 07 Rolette, Ryan Keplin Summer Fest 2018 – North Dakota
July 13 Blue Gate Theatre – Shipshewana, Indiana
July 14 Blue Gate Theatre – Shipshewana, Indiana
July 27 Anderson Companies Appreciation Day Show – Alexandria, Minnesota
July 28 Deadwood Mountain Grand – Deadwood, S.D.
Aug. 10 I-Bar Ranch – Gunnison, Colorado
Aug. 11 Midvale Harvest Days – Midvale, Utah
Aug. 17 Main Street Crossing – Tomball, Texas
Aug. 25 Western Legends Round-Up – Kanab, Utah
Oct. 06 Arlington Music Hall – Arlington, Texas
Nov. 17 Mill Town Music Hall – Bremen, Georgia

ABOUT THE BELLAMY BROTHERS:
Howard and David continue to prove that the trail they’ve ridden to fame has been as unique as their music itself—music that is now celebrating 40 years of success. The road that started on the pop music charts in the ‘70’s, took a winding turn into country music in the ‘80’s, paving the way for duos to come, such as Brooks & Dunn, Montgomery Gentry, Big & Rich, and The Judds. “If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body (Would You Hold It Against Me),” originally scrawled on a dinner napkin by David, rocketed them to the top of the country charts the way “Let Your Love Flow,” had done in the pop market just a few years earlier. It proved to be the first of a string of fourteen No. 1 singles in the U.S. alone. They’re the only U.S. country music act who’ve toured in India, Sri Lanka, New Caledonia and Qatar. The Bellamy Brothers hold the record in both the Academy of Country Music (ACM) and the Country Music Association Awards (CMA) for the most duo nominations. Numerous Grammy nods have also been directed toward the brothers. For more information, visitbellamybrothers.com.

THE OAK RIDGE BOYS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country Music Hall of Fame members and five-time GRAMMY winning group, The Oak Ridge Boys, announced they will release a project with acclaimed producer Dave Cobb in the first quarter of 2018.

At a listening event during Americana Music Association AmericanaFest at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A, where the album was recorded, the Oaks performed songs from the yet-untitled project recorded with multi-award winning producer Dave Cobb. This is the group’s second project with Cobb, who produced the Oaks’ acclaimedThe Boys Are Back album released in 2009.

For the new project, Cobb’s vision for the Oaks was to dig way back into their roots of gospel music. But a different kind of gospel. One that took a hard look at the early days of rock and roll, which was influenced by spiritual, or black gospel.

The album will be released by Lightning Rod Records and distributed by Thirty Tigers.

According to Logan Rogers, founder of Lightning Rod Records, “Everyone has heard the Boys sing gospel, but nobody has heard it quite like this. Under Dave Cobb’s direction, they touch on unchartered territory—and for a long-tenured act like The Oak Ridge Boys, that’s saying something.”

The event was hosted by Peter Cooper, Senior Director, Producer and Writer at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

For more information, visit oakridgeboys.com

The Oak Ridge Boys On Tour:
Sept. 15 Adventure Road Entertainment Stage, Oklahoma State Fair – Oklahoma City, Okla.
Sept. 16 Falcon Stadium – Colorado Springs, Colo.
Sept. 20 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Sept. 21 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Sept. 23 Country Tonite Theater – Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
Sept. 27 Nörsk Hostfest – Minot, N.D.
Sept. 28 Casino Regina Show Lounge – Regina SK Canada
Sept. 29 The Resort at Paws Up – Greenough, Mont.
Sept. 30 WYO Theater – Sheridan, Wyo.
Oct. 04 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Oct. 05 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Oct. 07 Meramec Music Theatre – Steelville, Mo.
Oct. 10 Mississippi State Fair – Jackson, Miss.
Oct. 11 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Oct. 12 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Oct. 13 Shawnee Bluff Vineyard – Eldon, Mo.
Oct. 20 Innovation Amphitheater – Winder, Ga.
Oct. 21 Alabama Theatre – North Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Oct. 26 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Oct. 27 French Lick Resort Casino – French Lick, Ind.
Oct. 31 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Nov. 01 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Nov. 02 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Nov. 03 Cherokee Casino – Roland, Okla.
Nov. 04 Limelight Eventplex – Peoria, Ill.
Nov. 07 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Nov. 08 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Nov. 09 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Nov. 11 The Colony Five Star Complex – The Colony, Texas
Nov. 14 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Nov. 15 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Nov. 16 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Nov. 17 Effingham Performance Center – Effingham, Ill.
Nov. 18 Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel – Tama, Iowa
Nov. 19 Memorial Hall – Independence, Kan.

About The Oak Ridge Boys:
The Oak Ridge Boys, who have sold over 41 million units worldwide, are synonymous with “America, apple pie, baseball, pop, rock, gospel and country music.” In addition to their awards and accolades in the country and pop music fields, they have garnered five GRAMMY® Awards and nine GMA DOVE Awards as well as the Mainstream Artist of the Year Award at the ICM Awards. The group—Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen, William Lee Golden, and Richard Sterban—have earned prestigious membership in the Country Music Hall of Fame (2015 Inductees) and Grand Ole Opry, and are known worldwide as one of recording history’s most extraordinary musical successes. They have charted single after single and album after album, celebrating two double-platinum albums and more than 30 Top 10 hits, including No. 1 chart-toppers “Elvira,” “Bobbie Sue,” “Thank God For Kids,” “American Made,” “Y’All Come Back Saloon,” among dozens more. For more information and to view upcoming tour dates for The Oak Ridge Boys, please visit oakridgeboys.com.

Pride to Accept Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

NASHVILLE, TENN. – Country icon Charley Pride is back with his brand new album, Music In My Heart, which is available now. The project serves as Pride’s first album in more than six years, and is released via Music City Records. The highly anticipated project features 13 new studio recordings that were produced by acclaimed singer/songwriter Billy Yates. Fans can purchase Music In My Heart on Amazon, iTunes and wherever music is sold.

Pride has continued to turn heads with the new collection. In addition to a recent feature by Billboard, Pride will also be included in spotlight feature interviews with the Associated Press, Huffington Post, Goldmine Magazine and more. Media is raving, with Billboard saying “Charley Pride’s vocals are just as soothing to the soul as a glass of Granny’s tea and those pair of shoes that you always find yourself drawn to…..just like returning to the well.”

The trailblazing singer will be celebrating street week by traveling to New York City to accept the Lifetime Achievement Award from The Recording Academy® at their 2017 Special Merit Awards. The awards ceremony and live tribute concert will be held on Tuesday, July 11, at The Beacon Theatre, where Pride will also be performing. While in the area, Pride will stop by CBS Evening News, ABC News’ ‘Live From The Couch’, Access Hollywood, Fox News Radio, SiriusXM, CNBC SquawkBox and more.

Pride will also appear at the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville July 15. The multi-Grammy® award winner will be performing songs from his brand new album, along with many of the 36 chart-topping hits that propelled him to superstardom and an induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Music In My Heart Track Listing:
1. New Patches
2. Make Me One More Memory
3. Natural Feeling For You
4. All By My Lonesome
5. It Wasn’t That Funny
6. The Same Eyes That Always Drove Me Crazy
7. I Learned A Lot
8. You’re Still In These Crazy Arms Of Mine
9. The Way It Was In ‘51
10. I Just Can’t Stop Missing You
11. You Lied To Me
12. Standing In My Way
13. Music In My Heart

Charley Pride On Tour:
Jul. 08 – Bossier City, La. – Riverdome At Horseshoe Casino
Aug. 26 – Enniskillen Airport, Northern Ireland – Harvest Country Music Festival
Aug. 27 – Westport House, County Mayo, Ireland – Harvest Country Music Festival
Sept. 10 – Lancaster, Pa. – American Music Theatre
Sept. 22 – Arlington, Texas – Arlington Music Hall
Sept. 23 – Crockett, Texas – Crockett Civic Center
Sept. 29 – Branson, Mo. – The Welk Resort Theatre
Oct. 21 – Shipshewana, Ind. – Blue Gate Theater
Oct. 28 – Wendover, Nev. – Peppermill Concert Hall
Nov. 03-04 – Lincoln City, Ore. – Chinook Winds Casino
Nov. 11 – Mescalero, N.M. – Inn of the Mountain Gods

About Charley Pride:
Charley Pride is celebrating more than 50 years as a recording artist. He has enjoyed one of the most successful careers in the history of country music and is credited with helping to break color barriers by becoming the first black superstar within the genre. A true living legend, he has sold tens of millions of records worldwide with his large repertoire of hits. A three-time GRAMMY® award winner, Pride has garnered no less than 36 chart-topping country hits, including “Kiss An Angel Good Morning,” a massive #1 crossover hit that sold over a million singles and helped Pride land the Country Music Association’s “Entertainer of the Year” award in 1971 and the “Top Male Vocalist” awards of 1971 and 1972. A proud member of the Grand Ole Opry, Pride continues to perform concerts worldwide and has toured the United States, Canada, Ireland, The United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand over the last several years. For more information, visit CharleyPride.com.