Tuesday, March 8, 2011

KC JOHNS RELEASES SOPHOMORE ALBUM CAROUSEL RIDE

KC JOHNS RELEASES SOPHOMORE ALBUM CAROUSEL RIDE
Hometown shows their support at CD Release show



(Nashville, TN – 03/08/2011) Hernando, Mississippi based country music artist KC Johns has officially released her sophomore album Carousel Ride to retail stores and online retail outlets.
The album, recorded in Mount Juliet, TN at TJ Tunes produced by Thomm Jutz, features 12 tracks, all which were written or co-written by Johns including the albums playful lead single “Fishin’ In Daddy’s Pond.”
Johns says about the new album in comparison to her 2009 debut album Tell Me You Love Me, “Recording Carousel Ride was a blast!  Since I usually write my songs by myself, it was awesome to include two co-writes with this album and spend more time recording and spacing out the songs rather than hurrying to finish the album like we did with the debut."
Johns hometown of Hernando, MS showed up to offer overwhelming support for KC and her new album this past Saturday March 5, 2011 when she performed at Windy City for her official CD Release show.
KC Johns will be on a radio tour to promote her new music and album throughout March going to Clarksdale, Tupelo, Memphis, and Jackson, TN based radio outlets.
Carousel Ride can be found in Hernando, MS at Cowboy Corner, Pucci Petique, and All About Hair, in Southaven, MS at Ideal Tires, in Senatobia, MS at Nelson Reed, in Maui, HI at Aloha Cowboy as well as online at Amazon, Napster, I-tunes.com, Rhapsody and www.kcjohns.net.
For more information, or to purchase a copy of Carousel Ride please visit KC Johns online at http://www.kcjohns.net

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day March 17th with a brand new single by Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day March 17th with a brand new single by Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out
 
Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce the upcoming SINGLE release of “If Your Heart Should Ever Roll This Way Again” by the award-winning bluegrass band, Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out The song will be available to all radio stations March 17, 2011 via Airplay Direct and also serviced via the label’s Fresh Cuts and Key Tracks radio CD.  Radio Host, Kyle Cantrell has announced he will debut the song on his Sirius XM radio show, “Bluegrass Junction” that day as well.

"If Your Heart Should Ever Roll This Way Again" was written by Austin Cunningham and Mark Irwin and previously recorded by Cajun artist, Jo-El Sonnier.  The song was suggested to the band by Steve Dilling’s dad, Don Dilling.  This is the first single release from the group’s upcoming album, their second for Rural Rhythm Records, scheduled for release later this year.

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out’s upcoming album will also include at least six new songs, several classic songs, plus an instrumental the band has been performing at their live shows titled, Carroll County Blues.  Fans will certainly notice familiar songwriters the band has used in the past including: David Norris (The Best Durn Ride, A Song and a Prayer), Bill Castle (The Dream, I Will See You On the Other Side of Jordan, Just Over the Tide, Prayer For Peace), Billy Smith (Grandpa's Mandolin, He'll Take You In, Snow Angel) and Ronnie Bowman (Me and Dad, Bobbie and Millie, I'm Better Off Without You).

The label released RUSSELL MOORE & IIIRD TYME OUT, the band's self-titled ALBUM in 2009 that debuted at #6 on Billboard Magazine's Top 50 Bluegrass Album Chart; was #1 on Bluegrass Music Profiles (BMP) Top 10 CDs for three months (July, Aug, Oct 2009); and received many 2009 honors including being named in WNCW Radio's Top 50 Bluegrass Albums, KSON Radio's Top 50 Bluegrass CDs, Country Stars Online's Top 10 Albums, and chosen in The Bluegrass Journal's Best Bluegrass CDs of 2009.  The single, “Hard Rock Mountain Prison “Til I Die” also reached #1 on the Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine Top 30 Song Chart (Dec ’09); #1 on the BMP Top 30 Hot Singles (Jan ’10); and #1 on WCYO Radio’s Top Songs of 2009.

In October 2010, Russell Moore received the prestigious Male Vocalist of the Year award presented to him during the 2010 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards Show held at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn.  Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out were the second most nominated artist last year receiving nominations in 5 additional categories including:  ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR; VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR (previous 7 time winner in this category); ALBUM OF THE YEAR (Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out); SINGLE OF THE YEAR (Hard Rock Mountain Prison); and GOSPEL RECORDED PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR (The Eastern Gate).

The band includes members, Russell Moore, Steve Dilling, Justen Haynes, Wayne Benson, and Edgar Loudermilk.  For more information Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, please visit their website at: www.iiirdtymeout.com.

Interview with Nathan Stanley

Interview with Nathan Stanley

CL: Could you please introduce yourself to the Country Music Fans in Europe who might be hearing about you for the first time.

NS: Yes of course. When I was two years old I began playing with my grandfather Blue Grass Legend Ralph Stanley, who is now celebrating his 65th year in the music business. I started out playing the Spoons, then went on to play the Mandolin. I tried the five-string banjo, didn’t succeed on it and went to guitar. Now I’m singing lead with his band Clinch Mountain Boys and playing rhythm guitar. During those early years, I recorded several blue grass gospel projects with him and the Band, which done really well. Now, we travel all around the world.

CL: You have a new album out, “My Kind Of Country”. What inspired you to the title album?

NS: I love traditional country music, the way it sounded about 30 and 40 years ago. I call it real country music. Wanting to go way back and create an album that introduces me into the country music industry. I figured I would do an album of songs people would recognize, which some are old favorites. Songs like “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” and “Folsom Prison Blues. While I was putting this album together, I wanted to do Duets with some of my friends in the music industry and favorite artists. We have 21 tracks on this album and 19 Duets with of course my grandfather Dr. Ralph Stanley, Vince Gill, Marty Stuart, John Anderson, Rhonda Vincent, and several new artists.

CL: It’s a Who’s of Who of Country Music.

NS: Yes, it’s a Who’s of Who and I am real honored to have them on there.

CL: I have to ask this: Is it a struggle or is it helpful to have your last name “Stanley”.

NS: It’s helpful, God really blessed me with that last name because you know that my grandfather is so respected in the music industry and it really helps a lot.

CL: If you see when you are talking about your dad and grandfather and what your family with different styles of music; there is a difference in the generation, so what difference sheds you to your family who are playing in the music business?

NS: The styles of music beginning with my grandfather with the old-time mountain-style what he said they called Blue Grass Music and I still have a traditional/blue grass feel to it. So I kind of put my own feel to it, but it’s still traditional and down to earth music.

CL: Your inspiration is by Elvis I know….

NS: I am, Elvis was just a great vocalist and I love the way he would phrase and sing. I get his old videos out and watch his stage presence and I really admired him for that and me getting out those old videos and just seeing how he entertained the crowd in the audience. That really struck me.

CL: Let’s come back to the CD. How did you get all the people together to do Duets with you?

NS: I knew most of them, of course, and the making of this project took about two years. Of course with my time and getting the songs cut and when the artists have time from their busy schedules laid their vocals down. Most of them I knew were and were glad to do it as Gene Watson and some others. I just called to see if they wanted to sing a Duet, they said yes, and I made some new friends by putting this album together.

CL: When we see that you are in the music business now too, like your family; you have kids you might want to be in the music business than too?

NS: I don’t have kids now, but hopefully in the future, I may have a little boy to carry on my name.

Christian Lamitschka ( Ch.Lamitschka@t-online.de )




THE SECRET SISTERS PREMIERE NEW MUSIC VIDEO, “TENNESSEE ME,” EXCLUSIVELY ON AOL’S THE BOOT

THE SECRET SISTERS PREMIERE NEW MUSIC VIDEO, “TENNESSEE ME,” EXCLUSIVELY
ON AOL’S THE BOOT
 
Nashville, Tenn.— (Monday, March 7, 2011) — With their recent album debut at #1 on the U.K. Country Albums iTunes chart, Universal Republic/Beladroit recording duo The Secret Sisters are on the fast-track to international stardom. However in the midst of the excitement and chaos, they still haven’t forgotten to pay homage to the very place where country music was born with the exclusive premiere of their brand new music video, “Tennessee Me,” on AOL’s The Boot.
 
"We can't wait for everyone to see our new video, not only because it's our first 'official' music video, but also because it's for a song we wrote early in our careers in tribute to the wonderful state of Tennessee," one half of the duo, Laura Rogers, says. "The fans have expressed a real love for the song so far, so we're happy to be able to share it with them through cinematography that was filmed in Nashville."
 
The video was directed and produced by renowned Nashville filmmaker, David McClister who is known for his work in music videos “Kiss Goodbye,” (Little Big Town), “If I Die Young” (The Band Perry), “Come A Little Closer” (Dierks Bentley) and more.
 
Viewers can anticipate The Secret Sisters’ music video for “Tennessee Me” to make its television debut on Great American Country (GAC) and GACtv.com on Wednesday, March 9th. To check local listings, visit www.GACtv.com.
 
For more information on The Secret Sisters, visit www.secretsistersband.com. All press materials including high-res images can be downloaded here: www.ebmediapr.com/secret-sisters.
 

JASON ALDEAN ADDS SUMMER LEG TO SOLD OUT 2011 MY KINDA PARTY TOUR

 
 
JASON ALDEAN ADDS SUMMER LEG TO SOLD OUT
2011 MY KINDA PARTY TOUR

Chris Young And Thompson Square Join Aldean For New Dates

“Don’t You Wanna Stay” With Kelly Clarkson
Spends Second Week at No. One


Nashville, TN. – March 7, 2011 – ACM Entertainer of the Year nominee Jason Aldean will extend his 2011 MY KINDA PARTY tour into the summer, with special guests Chris Young and Thompson Square. After selling over 154,000 thousand tickets to the first leg’s 14 dates so far, the tour will pick up on July 8 in Milwaukee, WI with more shows to be announced over the coming weeks.

“Feels like this first leg just got started...we’re only warming up!” said Aldean. “It’ll be nice to stop in some places we haven’t been since the new record came out. I’m really looking forward to having Chris and Thompson Square out with us too.  Both are on a roll right now, so it’ll be a great time!”

Lexington, KY's Rupp Arena hosted Aldean Saturday night for its biggest crowd in over six years and Aldean’s biggest career headlining show with over 18,000 fans. Of the live show, The Lexington Herald-Leader said, “…watching a young indie country act smoke all major name competitors at the box and earn such an easygoing and complete trust with an audience of this size was an honest thrill.”
 
Click here for a short video clip from the tour: http://www.thegreenroompr.com/jasonaldean_video.html.

FIRST ANNOUNCED MY KINDA PARTY TOUR DATES:
7/8      Milwaukee, WI
7/9      Ft. Loramie, OH
7/14    Orange Beach, AL
7/15    Tampa, FL
7/16    West Palm Beach, FL
7/21    Monticello, IA
7/22    Omaha, NB
7/23    Cheyenne, WY*
7/26    Paso Robles, CA*
7/27    Mountain View, CA*
7/30    Camrose, Alberta Canada
8/12    Des Moines, IA
8/13    Sedalia, MO
8/14    Springfield, IL
8/20    Louisville, KY
8/25    Scranton, PA
8/26    Pittsburgh, PA
8/27    Chicago, IL
 
*Indicates shows without Chris Young

Aldean’s sixth career No. one “Don’t You Wanna Stay” featuring Kelly Clarkson holds a second week at No. one on the Billboard Country Singles chart this week.  The second release off his PLATINUM album MY KINDA PARTY also continues to hold strong in the No. one position on iTunes’ Top 10 Country Songs.  2011 began with a new benchmark for Aldean, his first ever Entertainer of the Year and Top Male Vocalist of the Year nominations for the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. The news came just days after learning of the PLATINUM certification of his fourth studio album MY KINDA PARTY, bringing the country rocker to over five million in career album sales.

Recently nominated for his first GRAMMY Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance with his hit, “Gettin’ You Home,” Chris Young has emerged as a fan-favorite with three consecutive No. ones at radio. His third release, NEON, featuring the hot new single, "Tomorrow," is set to release this summer.

Thompson Square, burst on to the country music scene with the release of their self-titled debut album earning the No. three spot on the Top Country Albums chart.  Their infectious hit single, “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not,” has reached the Top five spot on iTunes Country Singles chart and on the country radio charts.

For a full list of tour dates and ticket info as it becomes available, visit www.jasonaldean.com, www.ticketmaster.com or www.livenation.com.

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