Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Jane Bach, Sandra Piller, and Chip Esten Bring Nashville to Los Angeles

Jane Bach, Sandra Piller, and Chip Esten Bring Nashville to Los Angeles

"Nashville comes to NoHo" on Friday night, May 11, when songwriters Jane Bach, Sandra Piller, and Chip Esten bring their country tunes and beautiful harmonies to Skinny's Lounge in North Hollywood.

As a Nashville-style singer/songwriter event, all three writers take the stage at the same time to perform "in the round." The format of performing in the round, which is a Nashville tradition, encourages the sharing of songs, stories, lyrics and music. In addition, it brings the audience in for an up-close-and-personal look at how these hit tunes and soon-to-be hit tunes were created.

When and Where
It all happens on Friday, May 11 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m with this presentation of Piller Sounds Music. There is a $5 dollar cover. Skinny's Lounge is located at 4923 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood, CA 91601. (Near the junction of the Hollywood and Ventura Freeways, just South of Magnolia Blvd. and West of Vineland Ave.) Skinny's is for 21 and over. Club phone is (818) 763-6581; online at www.skinnyslounge(dot)com.

About the Songwriters
Jane Bach is a Grammy-nominated, multiple award-winning hit songwriter whose songs have been recorded by Tammy Wynette, Reba McEntire, Collin Raye, JoDee Messina, Ray Price, and many others. Her songs for Reba and Ray Price hit the top of the charts. Jane is online at: www.janebach(dot)com.

Sandra Piller first signed a single song contract with legendary Sun Records icon and country music producer Cowboy Jack Clement. She has three albums on Shady Hill Records and numerous videos on YouTube. Sandra is dedicated to songs that portray life, love and fresh starts. "I relate to the passion in country songs," Sandra says, and her tunes let listeners know that we're all on the same path together, "living and loving and moving through days like these." Online at: www.sandrapiller(dot)com.

Chip Esten is a singer, actor, and comedian who has appeared in such TV programs as "Whose Line is it, Anyway?," "ER," "Star Trek," and "The Office," and such motion pictures as "61," "The Postman," and "Swing Vote." Online at: www.chipesten(dot)com.

Marlee Scott to Release Beautiful Maybe Album on June 19

Marlee Scott to Release Beautiful Maybe Album on June 19

“Train Wreck” single continues its move up the charts, dance remix now available on iTunes
(Nashville, Tenn. – May 8, 2012) Big Ride Entertainment artist Marlee Scott is set to release her full-length debut album, titled Beautiful Maybe, on Tuesday, June 19.

Nearly a year in the making, Beautiful Maybe is a polished and diverse collection of songs that reflects a maturity rarely found on an artist’s debut release.  Included among the 12 tracks are Marlee’s uplifting 2011 single, “Beautiful Maybe,” the thought-provoking “Jane Doe” and the understated “I’m Not Your Baby Anymore,” the groove-inspired “Planet Of Your Own” and Marlee’s current single, the humorous bad relationship anthem “Train Wreck.” 

Award-winning Nashville producer David Kalmusky delivers an edgy, Pop-infused production to Beautiful Maybe, while an impressive list of chart-topping songwriters contributes material to the project, including Desmond Child, Blair Daly, Marcus Hummon, Hillary Lindsey, Aimee Mayo and Troy Verges, among others.  Marlee co-wrote two songs on the album: “Kiss of Coming Home” and “I Love Hating You.”

Beautiful Maybe is something I am so proud of,” says Marlee.  “This is my debut album, but I really feel like I have come into my own on this project musically.  I think the diversity of these songs offers something unique to my fans that will keep them coming back and listening to this record over and over again.  It’s relatable, fun and emotional, and I feel like each song has a message that will truly touch people in so many different ways.  In the end, that’s what making Country music is all about.”

Beautiful Maybe is Marlee’s debut release for Nashville-based label Big Ride Records.  Her current single “Train Wreck” (written by Marcus Hummon, Jedd Hughes and Sarah Buxton) features a guest vocal from Country legend Vince Gill and is gaining momentum not only at Country radio, but also in the dance clubs.  The bluegrass-tinged, Pop-Country track has translated well on the dance floor, inspiring a “Train Wreck” remix version and a custom choreographed “Wreck’d” line dance.  Allen Morgan produced and remixed the dance version, which is now available for purchase at iTunes.

In between her 2012 radio tour visits, Marlee continues to make a number of high-profile sporting event appearances.  On April 26, Marlee performed an acoustic set and the national anthem at the Chicago White Sox/Boston Red Sox baseball game in Chicago, Ill.   She appeared a week later at the Unbridled Eve Gala in conjunction with the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Ky., and on Aug. 12 she will sing the national anthem live on ESPN at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in Watkins Glen, N.Y.  Marlee will also headline the Aug. 10 fan concert held on the Watkins Glen International infield.

In 2011, Marlee launched her “Make It or Bake It” webisode cooking series, which has helped boost her Facebook following to more than 30,000 likes.  The humorous video clips feature some of Marlee’s favorite food and drink recipes.  Her latest installment is a rum-based drink called “Super Hot Chocolate.”  View episodes here
View Marlee's official “Train Wreck” music video directed by CMT award-winning director Roman White here.  Visit www.MarleeScott.com for music, tour dates, “Make It or Bake It” episodes and more.

For Beautiful Maybe album review copies, interview requests and hi-res Marlee Scott images, contact Krystal Douglas at krystal@aristomedia.com or (615) 269-7071.

About Marlee Scott:
Country artist Marlee Scott is set to release her debut album, Beautiful Maybe, through Big Ride Records on June 19.  Her current single, “Train Wreck,” is quickly rising up the Country charts.   The music video world premiered in March 2012 to great success across numerous CMT platforms.  She released her debut single, “Beautiful Maybe,” in 2011 and scored an international No. 1 in 2010 with “Here To Heaven.”   For more information, visit www.MarleeScott.com.
Beautiful Maybe album track list:

“Beautiful Maybe”                              3:13
“Jane Doe”                                          4:01
“I Love Hating You”                           2:36       
“I Won't Love You Anymore”             4:26       
“I'm Not Your Baby Anymore”           3:59       
“Let It Rain”                                        4:28       
“Planet Of Your Own”                         3:18       
“Rhinestone In The Rough”                3:30       
“Crazy For You”                                  3:27       
“Kiss Of Coming Home”                     2:58       
“Train Wreck”                                      3:50       
“Life Is Not A Movie”                         4:11


Marlee Scott at the Unbridled Eve Gala in Louisville, Ky., held Friday, May 4, in conjunction with the Kentucky Derby.  L to R: Big Ride Entertainment’s Gerry Leiske, Marlee Scott, Randy Owen, John Howard.  Photo: Doug Fraser/Art Of The Game.

William Lee Golden with wife, Brenda, and son, Solomon

WLG_MuseumReception.jpgCountry music legend and critically renowned artist William Lee Golden with wife, Brenda, and son, Solomon, along with artist David Wright and wife, Jane, attended the reception for the Tennessee State Museum exhibit, Becoming the Volunteer State: Tennessee in the War of 1812.

Image courtesy of Denny Adcock Photography
(Pictured from left to right: Jane Wright, David Wright, Solomon Golden, William Lee Golden, Brenda Golden)

Luke Bryan Has His Wife's Initials Tattooed On His Backside

Luke Bryan Has His Wife's Initials Tattooed On His Backside

Luke Bryan likes to shake what his mama gave him, but now it sports a no trespassing sign in the form of a tattoo. According to The Country Vibe News, it was tourmate Jason Aldean who let the cat…er…tat outta the bag during a recent radio interview. I think he has his wife’s initials on one of his ass cheeks!” Jason explained, “He was out on tour with me when he got it [and] you know, after you get a tattoo, when they start to heal they itch, and you want scratch it. Well, he kept complaining about it, and I was like, ‘What is wrong with you?’ And he told me he got a tattoo, and then proceeded to pull one of his a** cheeks out, and I could see her initials on it! I was gonna give him some Gold bond or something. I didn’t know what was going on.”

Lady Antebellum Will Perform Tonight On 'The Voice'

Lady Antebellum will sing their new single, "Wanted You More," on NBC's The Voice on Tuesday night (May 8). The show will also feature performances from Justin Bieber, Flo Rida and Hall & Oates. The three members of Lady Antebellum wrote the song with touring band members Jason Gambill, Jonathan Long, Dennis Edwards and musician Matt Billingslea. The ensemble enhanced the melody on daily sound checks on tour and crafted the song over several tour stops. The track comes from their latest album, Own the Night.
Lady Antebellum is releasing the sweeping “Wanted You More” as the latest single off their GRAMMY winning third disc Own the Night to country radio for airplay today. Penned by the trio along with band members Jason Gambill, Jonathan Long, Dennis Edwards and musician Matt Billingslea, the song’s melody was born during one of the group’s daily sound checks on tour and was crafted into what became “Wanted You More” over the course of several tour stops.

Blake Shelton and Cee-Lo Green Duet Coming Soon?

Cee Lo Green has a song for Blake Shelton — and he wants to make it a duet. Green tells the Associated Press he has already given Shelton the song, so now it’s up to him whether to record it.
The rest of “The Voice” judges have recorded duets together, including Christina Aguilera and Adam Levine’s hit “Moves Like Jagger.” Green thinks the idea of forming a supergroup with all four singers is “a great idea.” He says, “Why not? Everybody’s talented. Everybody’s available and highly enthusiastic.”

Miranda Lambert Wins Big at the Derby

Miranda Lambert wasn’t horsing around at the Derby.  Here she is fanning her winnings from the Kentucky Derby. “I’m lucky today!” she tweeted. “I won!”
Miranda got a chance to hang out with Ashton Kutcher and wound up making up with him after she tweeted that Ashton was making fun of country music at the ACM Awards in Las Vegas.
Miranda was hanging out with Ashton at the Derby’s Barnstable Brown party Friday evening and tweeted:
via @Miranda_Lambert:  @aplusk here it is y’all. He is sweet and lives country music! For real!:) and he likes randaritas!”

This was the first time the two have a chance to meet in person after Kutcher’s appearance at the ACM Awards where he was decked out in a cowboy hat and western wear. He presented Lambert with the top female vocalist award. Afterward Miranda tweeted, “Was Ashton Kutcher making fun of country or is it just me?” Kutcher replied that he’s “one of the biggest country music fans” and “wasn’t making fun at all.”

Jermaine Paul, 'God Gave Me You': 'The Voice' Contestant Sings in Tribute to Coach Blake Shelton

Jermaine Paul and Blake Shelton have been dubbed "The Odd Couple" on "The Voice," as the R&B/soul singing contestant and his country crooning coach are indeed worlds apart, musically. But it's perhaps that difference that works in their favor, as Blake admits Jermaine is just as much of a teacher to him. The former backup singer for Alicia Keys is now one of the final four on the hit NBC show and may just walk away the winner on tonight's (May 8) season finale.
Monday night, each contestant sang a song in tribute to their coach. Watch below as Jermaine puts his own spin on Blake's chart-topping, emotional song, "God Gave Me You." And in the second video player below, Team Blake takes on "Soul Man" in a killer duet that proves their coupling really isn't that odd.

Rhonda Vincent Shares Award-Winning Cornbread Recipe

Rhonda Vincent is a seven-time IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year in addition to countless other awards, the latest of which has nothing to do with her music: she's the Celebrity Cornbread Cookoff winner! Earlier this week, the bluegrass icon celebrated her tenth year as both a performer and participant in the National Cornbread Festival in South Pittsburg, Tenn. Her 'Rhonda's Ragin' Cornbread' took home a blue ribbon this year, and the musician was proud to share her win with a worthy cause.
"It's always an honor to represent Martha White (baking products) and especially exciting to win the celebrity cook-off at the National Cornbread Festival," Rhonda tells The Boot. "The proceeds go to the Marion County Children's Fund, which assists foster and underprivileged children in Marion County, Tenn., so it's always very special to participate in this event!"

IN EXTREMO - STERNENEISEN LIVE - Laut sind wir und nicht die Leisen!

IN EXTREMO - STERNENEISEN LIVE - Laut sind wir und nicht die Leisen!
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In Extremo
IN EXTREMO – STERNENEISEN LIVE – Laut sind wir und nicht die Leisen!
Der Ohren- und Augenschmaus der glorreichen Sieben erhältlich ab dem 25.Mai als limitierte Deluxe Edition ( 1 CD & 2 DVD inkl. Fotobuch ) / Standard Edition ( 1 CD & 1 DVD )

Husarenstück könnte man nennen, was In Extremo da gelungen ist. Von trüb staubigen Plätzen mittelalterlicher Märkte auf hell erleuchtete Bühnen der renommiertesten Rockfestivals; von unbekannten Spielleuten zu gefragten Stars; von der Sideshow zum Headliner, diesen Sprung haben einzig und allein In Extremo geschafft. Mitte der 1990er zogen zahllose Dudelsackkapellen durch die Lande, die neben Schwerterkämpfern, Flickschustern, Quacksalbern und Metbuden auf Mittelaltermärkten für musikalische Untermalung sorgten. Warum haben es nur In Extremo fertig gebracht, Nummer-Eins-Alben in die Charts zu bringen sowie Gold- und Platinscheiben zu erringen? Die Antwort hat drei Teile: 1) weil das Septett anders klingt als alle anderen; 2) weil es sich stetig weiter entwickelt hat; 3) weil es das gewisse Extra hat, für das es keine Formel gibt.

Das Charisma des unvergleichlichen Septetts zeigte zum Beispiel ihr zehntes Studioalbum „Sterneneisen“ von 2011. Angetrieben vom neuen Schlagzeuger Specki T.D. strotzen die Songs nur so vor rhythmischer Energie und vielschichtigen Melodien. In enger Gemeinschaftsarbeit hatte der verschworene Haufen strahlende Hymnen verschiedener Härtegrade zusammengeschweißt. Nachdem auch dieser Wurf auf Platz 1 in den Charts gelandet war, ging es auf die Straße, um allein 2011 neunzig Konzerte zu spielen. Schon nach den ersten Aufwärmgigs für Band und Crew galt es, eine neue DVD zu filmen. Am 29. April 2011 rückten Kameraleute, Tontechniker, Bildmischer und Regisseur an, um in der Siegerlandhalle von Siegen die „Sterneneisen“-Tour für die Nachwelt festzuhalten. Es war zu erwarten, dass die In-Ex-Fans ihre Favoriten wie „Herr Mannelig“, „Frei zu sein“ und „Küss mich“ freudetrunken feiern würden. Weniger selbstverständlich war dagegen, dass die überraschend jungen Anhänger auch die taufrischen Nummern bejubeln würden. Neue Titel wie „Zigeunerskat“, „Siehst Du das Licht“ und „Viva La Vida“ entfachten Jubelstürme in der Halle. Die Barden auf der Bühne gaben alles, um die Stimmung anzuheizen, von Balletteinlagen der Dudelsackbläser, detonierenden Pyros und hochschießenden Flammenfontänen bis zu goldenem Konfetti-Regen zogen In Extremo alle Register moderner Rock-Unterhaltung.

„Wir sind als Band dichter zusammen gewachsen“, freut sich Kay Lutter, Bassist und Organisator der Band. „Natürlich hat uns auch der Einstieg von Specki einen Schub gegeben. Für mich bilden unsere letzten drei Alben „Mein Rasend Herz“, „Sängerkrieg“ und „Sterneneisen“ eine Trilogie. Vorher waren wir eine Coverband mittelalterlicher Melodien, mit der Trilogie haben wir uns zu einer echten Rockband entwickelt, die eigene Melodien und Texte verfasst.“ Die Setlist einer In-Extremo-Tour kommt auf originelle Art und Weise zustande. „Unser Sänger Micha Rhein darf fünfzig Prozent der Songs auswählen, er muss sie schließlich singen und sich dabei wohlfühlen. Dazu suchen unser Gitarrist Basti Lange und Trommler Specki weitere Titel aus, um das Konzert abzurunden“, so Kay. Saitenmann Lange kümmerte sich auch um den Schnitt der DVD. Für „Sterneneisen live“ sorgte er dafür, dass einige Passagen in geschmackvolle Blautöne getaucht wurden.

Neben der feurigen Show in Siegen zeigt die neue DVD den Auftritt der Himmelsstürmer bei Rock am Ring 2011, mit dem sie für einen furiosen Festivalschluss sorgten. Pünktlich zum Konzert hörte es auf zu regnen und die Band ließ einen Ohrwurm nach dem anderen von der Kette. Dazu krachte, loderte und leuchtete es an allen Ecken der Bühne, so dass den Fans Augen und Ohren übergingen. Zu den weiteren Bonus-Materialien der DVD zählt ein Bericht von ihrem Karibik-Abenteuer „70.000 Tons Of Metal“. „Wir haben zwei Gigs an Bord des Kreuzfahrtschiffs „Majesty Of The Seas“ gespielt. Da wir beim ersten Auftritt sehr gut ankamen, haben uns die Veranstalter für den zweiten Gig als Headliner engagiert“, berichtet Kay Lutter zufrieden. „Das war bei unseren Auftritten im „Metal-Mekka“ Wacken nicht anders. Nach all den Ballerbands kommen wir und spielen Melodien, eine Erholung für strapazierte Nerven.“ Einmal mehr zeigte sich, In Extremo sind die Prise Salz im Kuchen, das Sahnehäubchen auf der Torte, das Tüpfelchen auf dem i eines jeden Festivals. Vollendet wird der neue Bildtonträger durch Aufnahmen ihres anschließenden Auftritts in Mexiko vor tausenden entfesselter Latino-Fans.

Ein weiterer Leckerbissen für In-Ex-Sympathisanten ist ihre druckfrische Bandbiografie In Extremo – Wir werden niemals knien“, erschienen im Riva Verlag. Hier ist schwarz auf weiß nachzulesen wie es Micha, Kay, Basti, Pymonte, Marco, Boris und Specki gelungen ist, gefeierte Rockstars zu werden. Ihr Buch schildert, mit welchen Schwierigkeiten Rockmusiker in der vergangenen DDR zu kämpfen hatten, wie es auf wuseligen Mittelaltermärkten zuging, wie Frontmann Micha als lebende Fackel auf der Bühne brannte und welche Steine die Kapelle aus dem Weg räumen musste, um ihren Aufstieg zu beginnen. Kurz gesagt, es ist die einmalige Story eines erstaunlichen Husarenstücks.

Live on Stage im Sommer in Europa hier:

01.06.2012 – A-Mining, Metalfest
02.06.2012 – Dessau, Metalfest
03.06.2012 – PL – Jaworzno, Metalfest
05.06.2012 – HR – Zadar, Metalfest
06.06.2012 – I-Monza, Metalfest
08.06.2012 – PL – Plzen, Metalfest
09.06.2012 – Loreley, Metalfest
15.06.2012 – CH – Interlaken, Greenfield Festival
16.06.2012 – F – Clisson, Hellfest
24.06.2012 – Gelsenkirchen, Blackfield Festival
14.07.2012 – B – Kortrijk XPO, Shadow Play Festival
15.07.2012 – Freiburg, Zelt-Musik-Festival
20.07.2012 – München, Tollwood Festival
21.07.2012 – Esslingen, Burg
03.08.2012 – Wacken, Wachen Open Air
10.08.2012 – Chemnitz/Klaffenbach, Wasserschloss Klaffenbach
11.08.2012 – A – Bildein, Picture on Festival
12.08.2012 – Hildesheim, Mera Luna Festival
17.08.2012 – Alsfeld, Ehrlich & Laut Festival



Lynyrd Skynyrd

NEW YORK, NY (May 8, 2012) - Loud & Proud/Roadrunner Records announced today the release of Last Of A Dying Breed from Lynyrd Skynyrd, the band’s first studio album since the September 29, 2009 release of God & Guns which debuted at #18 on the Billboard Top 20 and gave the band their highest debut since 1977.  Last Of A Dying Breed reunites the band with producer Bob Marlette who produced God & Guns.

“It was great to get back in the studio with Bob for this new album,” said Gary Rossington “we kind of went back old school this time.   All of us playing together in the studio as a band, tracking songs and creating licks.  We had a lot of fun and the music really flowed for us, so that’s when you know you are on to something good.  We can’t wait to let the fans hear these songs and play ‘em live.”

Led by core members Gary Rossington (guitar), Johnny Van Zant (vocals) and Rickey Medlocke (guitar), along with longtime drummer Michael Cartellone, Lynyrd Skynyrd have recorded an album that continues the tremendous legacy that began over 35 years ago in Jacksonville, Florida, a legacy that was halted for a decade after the 1977 plane crash that killed three band members, including Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines. Since then, the band tragically lost Billy Powell, Ean Evans, Allen Collins, Leon Wilkeson and Huey Thomasson, yet they rock on.

Joining Lynyrd Skynyrd will be bass player Johnny Colt, an original member of the Black Crowes who has also played with Train and Rockstar Supernova.  When asked about receiving a phone call from Rickey Medlocke on behalf of Lynyrd Skynyrd to join the band, Johnny said, “What else do you say to Medlocke, Rossington and Van Zant? We’re talking southern rock royalty.  We’re talking Lynyrd Skynyrd. The only thing out of my mouth was when and where!”

With a catalog of over 60 albums, sales beyond 30 million worldwide and their beloved classic American rock anthem “Sweet Home Alabama” having over two million downloaded ringtones, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd remains a cultural icon that appeals to all generations.

Lynyrd Skynyrd will be on tour throughout the summer in North America and Europe.  View a complete list of dates here. 
North American tour dates as follows:
5/4/2012            Pier Six Concert Pavilion                                   Baltimore, MD
5/5/2012            Celebrate Virginia Live                                      Fredericksburg, VA
5/11/2012          Virginia State Park Pavilion at Hooper Park Crewe, VA
5/12/2012          Harrahs Chester Downs                                   Chester, PA
5/18/2012          Shooting Star Casino                                        Mahnomen, MN
5/19/2012          Treasure Island Resort & Casino                    Welch, MN
5/25/2012          Indianapolis Motor Speedway                         Indianapolis, IN
5/26/2012          Riverfest Amphitheatre                                      Little Rock, AR
7/6/2012            Maddies Place                                                    Kahnawake, QUE Canada
7/7/2012            Buffalo Hill Village                                              Varysburg, NY
7/8/2012            Theatre at Westbury                                           Westbury, NY
7/13/2012          Toyota Park                                                          Bridgeview, IL
7/14/2012          Jackson County Fairgrounds                            Jackson, MI
7/19/2012          Great Jones County Fair                                    Monticello, IA
7/20/2012          Jamboree in the Hills                                          Belmont, OH
7/21/2012          FunFest @ Johnson Memorial Stadium          Kingsport, TN
7/22/2012          Bayside Toyota Pavilion Saint                          Leonard, MD
8/3/2012            Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre                         Charlotte, NC
8/4/2012            Time Warner Pavilion @Walnut Creek            Raleigh, NC
8/9/2012            Buffalo Chip Campground                                 Sturgis, SD
8/11/2012          Fortune Bay Resort and Casino                       Tower, MN
8/16/2012          Sands Bethlehem Event Center                       Bethlehem, PA
8/17/2012          Oakdale Theatre                                                 Wallingford, CT
8/18/2012          Havelock Country Jamboree                            Havelock, ON Canada
8/24/2012          CenturyLink Center                                             Bossier City, LA
8/25/2012          Amphitheater at the Wharf                                 Orange Beach, AL
8/31/2012          Memphis Botanic Gardens                                Memphis, TN
9/1/2012            Turner Field                                                           Atlanta, GA
10/4/2012          Paul Paul Theatre                                                Fresno, CA
10/5/2012          Stockton Arena                                                     Stockton, CA
10/6/2012          The Mountain Winery                                          Saratoga, CA
10/27/2012        Simple Man Cruise 2012                                   Miami, FL
Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Current Line Up:
Gary Rossington- Guitar
Johnny Van Zant- Vocals
Rickey Medlocke- Guitar
Mark "Sparky" Matejka- Guitar
Michael Cartellone- Drums
Johnny Colt - Bass
Peter Keys - Keyboards
Dale Krantz Rossington- Honkettes Backing Vocals
Carol Chase- Honkettes Backing Vocals


Bluegrass Comes to the Valley

Bluegrass Comes to the Valley TV Show Taping
May 15, 2012 at Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
Performances by Marty Raybon, Audie Blaylock & Redline, Carrie Hassler,
Rodney Dillard & The Dillard Band, and the Darrell Webb Band
to air on RFD-TV and BlueHighways TV
Renfro Valley, KY (May 7, 2012)  Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce a live performance taping for the upcoming Lost Echoes Production TV special BLUEGRASS COMES TO THE VALLEY This FREE event will take place at the Renfro Valley Entertainment Center in Renfro Valley, Kentucky on May 15, 2012 at 1:00 pm.  Ronnie Reno will serve as Host and fans will certainly line up to see performances by Marty Raybon, Audie Blaylock & Redline, Carrie Hassler, Rodney Dillard & The Dillard Band, and the Darrell Webb Band.
This exciting new show will debut on Reno’s Old Time Music Festival” on RFD-TV hosted by Ronnie Reno and airing later this year on BlueHighways TV (air dates to be announced at a later time.)  This event is supported by the Mt. Vernon-RockCastle County Tourist Commission and the City of Mt. Vernon.  Renfro Valley is known as “Kentucky’s Country Music Capital”, and has been a tourism destination since 1939.  The producers of the TV show taping are encouraging fans to come early, before the show, to enjoy the food, charm and attractions of this community.   It is conveniently located just off I-75 at exit 62.
The BLUEGRASS IN THE VALLEY performers are celebrating numerous successful albums on the Rural Rhythm Records label.  Marty Raybon has two new album releases, HAND TO THE PLOW and SOUTHERN ROOTS AND BRANCHES currently appearing on a variety of Country, Christian and Bluegrass Charts.  Top female vocalist, Carrie Hassler is already receiving critical acclaim for her brand new album, THE DISTANCE.  This exciting new project includes the single, “Luxury Liner” that made its debut last week on BLUEGRASS TODAY’s Top Airplay Charts. 
Bluegrass fans love high energy performances and will no doubt be thrilled to see:  Audie Blaylock & Redline who are gearing up for their new album HARD COUNTRY releasing next month; Rodney Dillard & The Dillard Band who entertain audiences around the country and have two popular albums on the label (DON’T WAIT FOR THE HEARSE TO TAKE YOU TO CHURCH and I WISH LIFE WAS LIKE MAYBERRY); and the Darrell Webb Band who has a current album (BLOODLINE) and a gearing up for a new album releasing later this summer on the label.
For more information on Rural Rhythm and performers, please visit RuralRhythm.com.  For more information about Mt. Vernon/Renfro Valley, visit RenfroValley.com and RockCastleTourism.com




May 8, 2012 – Nashville, TN– Fans are sure to be aglow when they check out Chris Young’s hot new video for his hit single “Neon," premiering on Wednesday, May 9th. Directed by Ryan Hamblin and shot earlier this year at Melrose Billiards in Nashville, the video uses black lights and cool effects to paint Chris Young’s world with pops of bright NEON.

Fans can catch the video debut tomorrow at 5pm CT on LiveStream.com.  Check out Chris’ Facebook (facebook.com/chrisyoungmusic) or his website (chrisyoungcountry.com) for complete information & links to the exclusive Live Chat. Look for Young’s “Neon” video at other online and broadcast outlets in the days following the premiere.

2012 continues to be a banner year for RCA Recording Artist Chris Young. In addition to burning up the road with Miranda Lambert and her “On Fire” tour, Young recently landed his fifth consecutive #1 single and posted two RIAA certified Gold singles. His newest single, the title track to his recently released album NEON, is currently climbing the charts at country radio.

ABOUT CHRIS YOUNG: 2012 has started off with a bang, as ACM Male Vocalist nominee Chris Young continues to notch more career accolades. The year began with a sold-out headlining show, a performance on the popular syndicated daytime program The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the kick-off of the “On Fire” tour with Miranda Lambert, ACM nominations for Male Vocalist and Single of the Year and most recently, his fifth consecutive #1 for “You.” The list continues to expand with three RIAA GOLD certified singles and a GOLD album for his sophomore release, The Man I Want To Be. The prior year saw nominations for CMA New Artist of the Year along with his first Grammy nod. He won Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Single of the Year at the 2011 American Country Awards and has made seven national TV appearances since the release of his third record, NEON, on July 12, 2011. With his rich, warm baritone and penchant for writing relatable, slice-of-life songs, Young has emerged as a favorite of fans and critics alike.  For tour dates and all the latest information on Chris Young, visit www.chrisyoungcountry.com and follow him on Twitter @ChrisYoungMusic.

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MARILYN MANSON und DONOTS - Rockinvasion in den TOP 10 der deutschen Albumcharts

MARILYN MANSON und DONOTS - Rockinvasion in den TOP 10 der deutschen Albumcharts
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MARILYN MANSON und DONOTS – Rockinvasion in den TOP 10 der deutschen Albumcharts
MARILYN MANSON – mit BORN VILLAIN zurück zu alter Größe

„Das neue Album spiegelt im Grunde meine Motivation und meinen Beweggründe wider aufgrund deren ich überhaupt angefangen habe Musik zu machen“, so MANSON.
Neben der aktuellen Single „No Reflection“ sorgt zurzeit auch ein Bonustrack des Albums für Gesprächsstoff, denn kein geringerer als JOHNNY DEPP begleitet MARILYN MANSON auf dem CARLY SIMON-Klassiker „You`re So Vain“.
Keine Frage: der Anti-Held ist zurück und wird auch diesem Jahr wieder einmal nicht nur seinen musikalischen Stempel aufdrücken. Live zu erleben in Deutschland erstmalig in 2012 bei Rock am Ring und Rock im Park.


Deutschland-Termine von FUN. bestätigt!

Deutschland-Termine von FUN. bestätigt!
Ende September kommt das New Yorker Trio FUN. endlich auch nach Deutschland auf Tour und bringt uns mit der Top-Single „We Are Young“ den definitiven Feelgood-Hit des Jahres.

FUN., das sind Nate Ruess, Andrew Dost und Jack Antonoff. Die drei sind ehemalige Mitglieder der Bands The Format, Anathallo und Steel Train und profilierten sich durch ausgiebiges Touren mit Paramore, Panic At The Disco und anderen Bands ähnlichen Kalibers.

Das kleine Wunder begann mit dem Einsatz von „We Are Young“ in einer Folge der US-Kult-Serie Glee Anfang Dezember 2011 und dem daraus resultierenden direkten Einstieg auf #1 der iTunes Charts. Inzwischen hält sich der Song seit Wochen konstant auf #1 der US Billboard Single Charts. Triumphal sieht es auch in den internationalen iTunes Charts aus: In Kanada rangiert der Song ebenso auf Platz 1, wie in Australien, Italien, Österreich und Polen.

Als das Album „Some Nights“ Ende Februar in den USA auf den Markt kam, landete es mit über 70.000 verkauften Einheiten in der ersten Woche unmittelbar auf #2 der Billboard Charts (und #1 der iTunes Charts). Mittlerweile verkaufte sich das Album über 200.000 mal.
Hierzulande wird das von Grammy-Gewinner Jeff Bhasker (Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Beyonce, u.v.m.) produzierte Album am 25.05.2012 veröffentlicht, die Single „We Are Young“ erscheint bereits am 11.05.2012 als CD und Download.

Zur Zeit befinden sich FUN. auf ihrer ersten, komplett ausverkauften Headliner-Tour in den USA, die sie durch Hallen und auf Festivals führt und überall überwältigende Reviews bekommt. Im Herbst wird man FUN. auch in Deutschland zum ersten Mal live zu sehen bekommen.

„…grandiose Pop-Melodien mit komplexen Strukturen, mitreißenden Hooks und nachdenklichen Texten” (New York Times)

Neuland Concerts präsentiert:

14.09.2012 Baden-Baden / SWR3 New Pop Festival
21.09.2012 Hamburg / Reeperbahn Festival
28.09.2012 Berlin / Postbahnhof
12.10.2012 Köln / Gloria
13.10.2012 München / Theaterfabrik
17.10.2012 Frankfurt / Batschkapp

Support: Walk The Moon

Die Tour wird präsentiert von ProSieben, piranha, kulturnews, TV Spielfilm und tape.tv

Ein exklusiver VVK über www.ournameisfun.com beginnt am 09.05.2012 (9:00 Uhr). 
Ab dem 11.05.2012 (9:00 Uhr) sind die Tickets an allen bekannten VVK-Stellen sowie unter www.eventim.de erhältlich.

Country Music News International May 8. 2012

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Butch Hancock Shares Songs at Nashville's Famed Bluebird Cafe http://countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.de/2012/05/butch-hancock-shares-songs-at.html

The Oak Ridge Boys among Star-Studded Lineup CMA Music Festival at LP Field http://countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.de/2012/05/oak-ridge-boys-among-star-studded.html

RAY STEVENS RELEASES STATEMENT ON PASSING OF CLOSE FRIEND, GEORGE LINDSEY http://countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.de/2012/05/ray-stevens-releases-statement-on.html

WADE BOWEN PLANS RELEASE OF 10-SONG FAN DRIVEN DISC THE GIVEN ON MAY 29 http://countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.de/2012/05/wade-bowen-plans-release-of-10-song-fan.html

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Of Monsters And Men stürmen mit "My Head Is An Animal" direkt auf Platz 4 in die deutschen Albumcharts http://countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.de/2012/05/of-monsters-and-men-sturmen-mit-my-head.html

Luca Hänni erobert mit "Don't Think About Me" direkt Platz 1 der Media Control Charts http://countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.de/2012/05/luca-hanni-erobert-mit-dont-think-about.html

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