Sugarland’s Kristian Bush debuts brand-new lyric video for “You Can’t Stop the Sun From Going Down” (from the mailbag)

 

This April, Sugarland's Kristian Bush made a decision: it
was time to start sharing the music he was writing. "I've written over 50 songs
just this year," Bush says. "It's like I'm on a streak. The songs just keep
coming. And if you add these to everything from the past two decades, they might
never all be heard." He launched his 'Music Mondays' web series that week, and
has since released 12 tracks, both old and new, via KristianBush.com and his
social media feeds. [Hear the "mixtape" of his first eleven songs here.] "I love
writing songs, and I love how the right song at the right time can change
everything," adds Bush. "I'm always looking for new ways to connect these songs
with people who might need to hear them."

(more…)

Continue ReadingSugarland’s Kristian Bush debuts brand-new lyric video for “You Can’t Stop the Sun From Going Down” (from the mailbag)

Tim McGraw teams up with country radio to debut new video for “Southern Girl” (from the mailbag)

Southern_Girl_Cover_for_Media_jpg
Country superstar Tim McGraw will premiere the new music video
for "Southern Girl" by partnering with country radio stations nationwide.
Stations will debut the video on their websites simultaneously starting at 4 pm
ET on July 23, 2013. Immediately following the premiere, McGraw will host a
twitter chat with fans via @TheTimMcGraw.  

(more…)

Continue ReadingTim McGraw teams up with country radio to debut new video for “Southern Girl” (from the mailbag)

Will Hoge’s “Strong” featured in 2014 Chevy Silverado ad campaign (from the mailbag)

Grammy-nominated recording artist Will Hoge is on fire this week with his song “Strong” prominently featured in General Motor’s 2014 Chevy Silverado ad campaign that kicks off today, 7/15 nationwide.…

Continue ReadingWill Hoge’s “Strong” featured in 2014 Chevy Silverado ad campaign (from the mailbag)

Craig Morgan releases new single “Wake Up Lovin’ You” (from the mailbag)

Craig morgan
Black River Entertainment recording artist and country music superstar Craig
Morgan is releasing his acclaimed new single, “Wake Up Lovin’ You,” today,
everywhere digital music is sold.  Impacting radio this week, “Wake Up Lovin’
You” is the lead single from an upcoming album due this September.
 
Produced
by Craig Morgan and Phil O’Donnell, the robust new single exemplifies Craig’s
trademark vocal abilities and is one of Craig’s edgiest singles to-date.  “Wake
Up Lovin’ You” is digitally available on iTunes and Amazon now.  A
heart-wrenching tale of indulgence and distraction, “Wake Up Lovin’ You”
demonstrates the power love has to hold on, even when desperately trying to let
it go.
 
“The new
Craig Morgan single feels like a game changer,” explains Michael Bryan OM/PD at
WSIX in Nashville. “I’m obsessed with the song.”

(more…)

Continue ReadingCraig Morgan releases new single “Wake Up Lovin’ You” (from the mailbag)

Clint Black and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® Announce Exclusive Album, When I Said I Do, Available August 5 (from the mailbag)

Clint black album
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® and Clint Black announce the release
of When I Said I Do, Black’s newest CD, which will be available
on August 5 at all Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations and online at crackerbarrel.com and select digital retailers. The release
will feature 11 of Black’s heartfelt favorites as well as three new recordings
exclusively created for this album.
“It’s truly an honor to join the Cracker
Barrel family,” said Black. “It’s exciting to have new music available for the
fans. I hope listeners love the new songs and enjoy rediscovering the ones we’ve
previously released.”   

(more…)

Continue ReadingClint Black and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® Announce Exclusive Album, When I Said I Do, Available August 5 (from the mailbag)

ABC’s “Good Morning America” Will Air Sneak Peek of Kellie Pickler’s New Music Video Tomorrow Morning (from the mailbag)

ABC Television’s “Good Morning America” will air a sneak peek of Kellie Pickler’s new music video for “Someone Somewhere Tonight” tomorrow morning, Wednesday, July 3, during the 8:30 AM (all…

Continue ReadingABC’s “Good Morning America” Will Air Sneak Peek of Kellie Pickler’s New Music Video Tomorrow Morning (from the mailbag)

Rodney Atkins’ America’s Heroes Celebration (from the mailbag)

Rodney5
Enjoy a weekend of music, food and fun on Jekyll Island this August for Rodney
Atkins' America's Heroes Celebration Weekend. Dedicated to the brave men and
women who serve in our nation’s military, this weekend celebration will bring
together families and friends for several exciting events including a spotlight
for one of the biggest names in country music.
 
Throughout the weekend of August 16 – 18, artists will perform at a variety
of venues around the island, ending with a concert from country music all-star
Rodney Atkins. On Sunday, August 18, Atkins will rock the stage of the Jekyll
Island Convention Center to entertain crowds in a mega-salute to the men and
women of our military.
 
The east Tennessee-native will rock the Jekyll Island Convention Center
stage with songs off his yet-to-be-released new album, in addition to hits such
as "Take a Back Road," "Farmer's Daughter" and "These are My People." Atkins
will take the stage at 5 p.m., following opening act Rose Falcon, who will begin
at 4 p.m.

(more…)

Continue ReadingRodney Atkins’ America’s Heroes Celebration (from the mailbag)

Eli Young Band starts off summer with sizzling sales milestone and new single “Drunk Last Night” (from the mailbag)

6_2013_Mike_Eli_Cuyahoga_Falls_Chesney_tour_Corey_WerneckeEli Young Band’s Mike Eli performs to packed
arena during a stop in
Cuyahoga
Falls, OH,
on Kenny Chesney’s NO SHOES NATIONS TOUR. Photo Credit:
Corey Wernecke 

As temperatures begin to rise, so do emotions in Eli Young Band’s
brand new single, “Drunk Last Night,” which is available today (6/25)
on iTunes.
The band has been previewing new music out on tour and if the fan reaction is
any indication, another smash is on the way! The lead single from their second
Republic Nashville album will officially impact Country radio on July
1.
 
“’Drunk Last Night’ starts the next chapter for EYB. We loved our
last record and we are lucky enough to have a song from that reach double
platinum. We set the bar high on these next set of songs, no pun intended, and
we are thrilled to release our first single from those sessions … the response
has been huge out on the Kenny Chesney tour!” said Jon Jones, EYB
bassist.

(more…)

Continue ReadingEli Young Band starts off summer with sizzling sales milestone and new single “Drunk Last Night” (from the mailbag)

U.S. Marine Honored as Brickyard Sprint Cup Series Race Namesake (from the mailbag)

Untitled_2Country music singer Justin Moore, NASCAR driver Kurt Busch, Armed Forces
Foundation President and Executive Director Patricia Driscoll, Crown Royal Brand
Director Abby Wise, Big Machine Label Group Founder and CEO Scott Borchetta and
Indianapolis Motor Speedway COO Doug Boles pose with Retired Gunnery Sergeant
Samuel Deeds (center), winner of Crown Royal's "Your Hero's Name Here" program,
behind the replica Yard of Bricks in Erlanger, KY, on Thursday, June 27, 2013.
As the winner, Deeds will receive naming rights to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 28, 2013. 
Photo Credit: Tony
Tribble, AP

While deployed in Iraq, Gunnery Sergeant Samuel Deeds, a diehard NASCAR fan,
dreamed of working in the sport after completing his service. In 2005, those
dreams took a back seat when Deeds placed himself in harm’s way to save the
lives of his fellow Marines. This summer Deeds will travel to one of the
country’s most historic tracks, Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS), not as a fan
or employee, but as the race namesake.
 
Thursday in his hometown of
Erlanger, Ky., Deeds was recognized as the winner of Crown Royal’s “Your Hero’s
Name Here” program, which awards one deserving individual naming rights to the
July 28th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at IMS. Surrounded by
friends, family and Marines, Deeds cemented his place in the NASCAR record books
by laying the final brick, engraved with the official race logo, in a ceremonial
“Yard of Bricks” at Flagship Park in Erlanger.
 
While deployed in Iraq,
Deeds came across an improvised explosive device (IED) while setting up a
vehicle checkpoint. Upon seeing fellow Marines approaching, he exposed himself
to the device, risking his own life to save others. He was severely injured and
underwent more than 30 surgeries and procedures following the blast. Three years
later, while still recovering, Deeds’ heroic instincts took charge once again
when he saved the lives of three individuals caught in a rip tide off the coast
of North Carolina.

(more…)

Continue ReadingU.S. Marine Honored as Brickyard Sprint Cup Series Race Namesake (from the mailbag)