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Country Music News International Newsletter May 22. 2014

Country Music News International Newsletter May 22. 2014

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Lonestar Releases Music Video "Just The Rain"

Lonestar Releases Music Video "Just The Rain"

Premieres Exclusively on Yahoo!
Behind The Scenes Feature in Upcoming Issue of Country Weekly


(Nashville, TN)--- Multi-platinum recording group LONESTAR tells a powerful story in the release of the music video for their latest single, Just The Rain.” This commanding ballad, reminiscent of some of their biggest hits, is impacting radio now. Yahoo! has exclusively premiered the music video and it can be seen HERE.

For a deeper glimpse into the making of “Just The Rain,” check out a behind the scenes feature in the upcoming June 9th issue of Country Weekly, on newsstands June 2nd.

“Just The Rain” is currently available on iTunes along with their latest full-length album, Life As We Know It.

Known for merging their country roots with strong melodies and rich vocals, Lonestar, comprised of Richie McDonald (lead vocals), Michael Britt (lead guitar & backing vocals), Keech Rainwater (drums), and Dean Sams (keyboards & backing vocals), has amassed RIAA-certified sales in excess of ten million album units since their national launch in 1995, and achieved ten #1 country hits including "No News," "Come Crying To Me," and their crossover smash "Amazed" (which was also #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, the first record since 1983's "Islands in the Stream", to top both charts). The band's awards include a 1999 ACM Single of The Year for “Amazed” (the song also won the Song of the Year award), and the 2001 CMA Vocal Group of the Year.


Nashville, Tenn. (May 21, 2014) - Legendary country duo THE BELLAMY BROTHERS have released a new music video that is pushing the envelope in terms of traditional country music.  The video titled, "Boobs," was recently filmed at a private ranch in Weatherford, Texas and features the iconic brothers, a bevy of beauties and a rapper, partying Bellamy-style.

"It's called 'Boobs' and I gotta tell you, we had a lot of fun making this video," says David Bellamy.

Howard Bellamy adds, "you might want to be sure to take your blood pressure meds before viewing this one."

The music video is available for viewing now by clicking HERE.  The song will be included on a new three-song EP titled Boobs / Texas Girls and will be available for purchase through iTunes and Amazon on May 27.

The EP and video serve as a teaser for the brothers' 40th anniversary album which is set for a spring 2015 release. The two-disc set will feature 15 new songs and 15 #1 hits.

Throughout their nearly four-decade career, the multi-platinum selling Bellamy Brothers have charted 15 #1 hits on the US country and pop music charts.  Hits like "Let Your Love Flow," "If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body (Would You Hold It Against Me)," "Redneck Girl," and "Old Hippie" helped to make the brothers household names.  Today, their seamless harmonies remain perfectly intact as they continue to travel the United States and European tour circuits, performing over 150 dates each year.
*Bellamy Brothers photo credit: Jarret Gaza



(May 20, 2014) - Multi-platinum country star Joe Nichols and his wife Heather are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Georgia Blue Nichols.
Georgia was born at 8:06 am CST today in the star’s native Texas.  The brown-eyed girl weighed in at 7 lbs and 4 oz.  Georgia is 19 ½ inches in length and has beautiful brown hair.
Joe and Heather Nichols, who have been married since 2007, are also parents to older sister Dylan who turned two years old on April 17th.   Nichols is also father to daughter Ashelyn, 15, from a previous marriage.
Baby and mother are both happy and healthy.




Free Social Music Concert Event To Feature Special Guest Artist Appearances

NASHVILLE, TN – May 21, 2014 – Tracy Lawrence is celebrating a milestone in his career in a big way with the “Tracy Lawrence Street Party” during CMA Fest on June 4 in Nashville. The CMA award-winning artist will take over the Losers Bar & Grill parking lot in Nashville for the free open to the public concert starting at 6:00pm. The first annual social music event will feature special guest artist appearances with a finale performance by Lawrence.

The multi-platinum selling entertainer who has enjoyed a resurgence of fans since the release of his latest album Headlights, Taillights and Radios, recently reached the one million mark on Facebook. “I enjoy interacting with fans through social media,” says Tracy Lawrence. “We have built a great community online and I wanted to reward everyone with something special during CMA Fest this year.”

The singer has embraced social media and takes every opportunity to share his music online through chats and special events, earning him a 2014 #CMchattys Award nomination for “Must Follow Male.”

"Tracy reached a million Facebook followers by collaborating with our data-driven strategies about his fans to better communicate and embrace them,” says Jay Frank, Owner/CEO of DigMark. “By combining our methods with his great catalog of new and classic music, we've been able to reconnect Tracy with long time fans and establish new, younger fans as well."

Lawrence’s latest single “LIE” is currently in the top 20 on the country charts. Billboard praised the song “LIE” as one of the best-written cuts of his career, with only "Time Marches On" surpassing it.

The 2014 “Tracy Lawrence Street Party” sponsored by Suntrust Bank and Energems begins at 6:00pm and is open to the public. Losers Bar & Grill is located at 1911 Division Street in Nashville.


Location Changed To Mercy Lounge For The Event Powered By NASH With Previously Announced Performers Kip Moore & Frankie Ballard

Tickets On Sale Now With All Proceeds Benefiting Musicians On Call
Country Weekly Kick-Off Party
Musicians On Call

Chuck Wicks

Photo Credit: Jim Wright
NASHVILLE, TN (May 21, 2014) – Blaster Records artist Chuck Wicks is teaming up with Country Weekly to host the magazine’s annual Country Weekly Kick-Off Party powered by NASH. The magazine’s pre-celebration for the 2014 CMA Music Festival will take place on June 3, at its new location, Nashville’s Mercy Lounge. Wicks will also join the performance lineup, which already includes two of today’s hottest country stars - Kip Moore and Frankie Ballard. 
All proceeds from the show will benefit Musicians On Call, a non-profit organization that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities. In the past eight years, Country Weekly has teamed up with the organization for multiple fundraisers to help support the charity’s mission.

"Teaming up with Country Weekly to help benefit Musicians on Call sounds like a great way to kick off CMA Fest to me," shares Wicks. "I'm looking forward to sharing the stage with Kip Moore and Frankie Ballard and also getting my crack at hosting duty. Should be a fun night for everyone."

Tickets are on sale now for the event sponsored by Durango and Roper with General Admission $30. All attendees will enjoy a red carpet arrival complete with bright lights and a backdrop for photos. Doors open at 7:00P with the music cranking up at 8:00P.  
For more information on the event, ticket options and Musicians On Call, please visit
About Chuck Wicks
Chuck Wicks is celebrating the release of his latest single, “Us Again,” the first on his new label home, Blaster Records. The story of a couple trying to return to a time when loving each other was easy, the song was written by Chuck with Andy Dodd and Tiffany Vartanyan and will be the first single from his forthcoming album. Following the breakout success of his 2007 debut single “Stealing Cinderella,” which hit the Top 5 on the Billboard country chart and marked the biggest single debut for any new country artist that year, Chuck actively took a step back and committed himself to songwriting. His upcoming release, which he co-produced, will include all of the tracks from his EP Rough, a recent collection of songs released in April of 2013 that announced the singer-songwriter. Chuck has become a welcome face in country music, moonlighting as a morning DJ on NASH-FM’s popular America’s Morning Show.
About Kip Moore
MCA Nashville singer/songwriter Kip Moore shot out of the gate with the bestselling debut country album from any solo male country artist released in 2012 and 2013, which spawned the PLATINUM, two week chart-topping hit "Somethin' 'Bout A Truck," followed by two more No. one singles, "Beer Money" and "Hey Pretty Girl."   In advance of his upcoming sophomore album due out later this year, Moore recently released "Dirt Road" as his latest single.  In addition to headlining his own shows, which have often been selling out in minutes, Moore, "one of Nashville's breakout stars…" (Washington Post), joins Tim McGraw on his SUNDOWN HEAVEN TOWN Tour for over 30 dates across the country this summer.
About Frankie Ballard
Frankie Ballard has launched onto the country music scene with breakthrough #1, GOLD-certified smash “Helluva Life.” The infectious anthem is featured on his current album SUNSHINE & WHISKEY (Warner Bros. Records), which debuted in the Top 5 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and captures the rising newcomer’s unique blend of blues-infused, country rock. Produced by Marshall Altman (Mark Broussard), Ballard played guitar on every track on the project including his latest single “Sunshine & Whiskey.” The Battle Creek, Michigan native is currently touring all over the country playing headline shows and will join Jake Owen’s Days Of Gold Tour for select dates through the summer. His dynamic live show has caught the eye of many headliners, including Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift and longtime idol Bob Seger, who have previously tapped him for coveted opening slots. Ballard has appeared on TBS’ Conan, NBC’s TODAY Show and CBS’ Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. He first captured the national spotlight with hits – “Tell Me You Get Lonely” and “A Buncha Girls.”

Brandon Jenkins Stand Alone

Brandon Jenkins New I Stand Alone Due May 27 on Red River Entertainment
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE — The very core of a great song is often heard best with the simpliest of settings.  "The Red Dirt Legend," Brandon Jenkins has the songs front and center in his new I Stand Alone collection, set for release on May 27 on Red River Entertainment.
Known for his often incendiary, high octane electric performances with his hard working tour band, Jenkins strips away the layers on his I Stand Alone to further reveal the depth of the Oklahoman journeyman musician’s songwriting skills.
“I had been writing a lot of songs toward the end of last year and went up to Nashville to visit my manager, Ben Ewing,” Jenkins recalls.  “He had arranged an acoustic show for me and I played for a few industry folks and a couple of my fans, performing the all new material that no one had ever heard but me.  We recorded the show listened back the next day. Ben suggested I do an acoustic solo album.  I said when and he said now.” 
Produced again with longtime friend David Perciful, Jenkins retains his hallmark raw energy coupled with the spare backing of his own guitar.  In the end, the lyrics of his songs are presented with a power, sincerity and conviction that few others have mastered.
“It is unwise to simply dismiss Brandon Jenkins as a tattooed guitar wielding giant, although that is certainly part of his personality,” writes LoneStarMusic Magazine. “To truly understand Brandon Jenkins you must realize that he is a thoughtful and soul baring artist sharing his craft with audiences nightly and on each of his records."
Jenkins has been breaking musical ground and stereotypes since the mid 1990’s. His live shows, whether acoustic or featuring his rocking electric trio, are a spellbinding display of music mixing force and subtlety.  The diverse nature of his song catalog and the versatile dynamics of his musicianship allow him to conquer any audience he is in front of. 


“Looking Back Now” Singer Praised for Redskins Football Theme Song

Maggie Rose

Photo Credit: Glen Rose
Nashville, TN (May, 21, 2014) – RPME Records powerhouse vocalist and Potomac, MD native Maggie Rose has been honored by The National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), with a local 2013 Emmy Award nomination for the 56th Emmy Awards. The singer co-wrote and performed “Get Ya Game On” for Comcast SportsNet as the theme of their coverage of the National Football League’s Washington Redskins throughout the 2013 season. Winners will be announced at the 56th Emmy Awards Gala on June 14th.
"I am beyond excited to earn an Emmy nomination in my home state of Maryland,” says Maggie. “I am looking forward to continuing my collaboration with everyone at Comcast SportsNet in this coming year."
Due to the success of the “Get Ya Game On” promo, Maggie is gearing up to repackage the promo for Comcast SportsNet for the 2014 NFL season.
"Comcast SportsNet is very fortunate to have had the opportunity to collaborate on this project with one of the hot, young stars of Nashville,” shares Comcast SportsNet Managing Editor, Joe Yasharoff. “Maggie and Jim Wes wrote a great, catchy tune that our viewers love. We are thrilled about the Emmy nomination."
Her local 2013 Emmy Award nomination follows the release of Maggie’s latest hit, “Looking Back Now,” which is the third single from her acclaimed debut album, CUT TO IMPRESS. The project landed on and CountryMusicRocks’ Best Albums of 2013, and was listed as one of only four country albums to make’s Best Music of 2013. Produced by Blake Chancey, James Stroud and Stephony Smith, the album features the breakthrough Top 30 hits “I Ain’t Your Mama” and “Better,” which stayed on the country music charts for over 30 weeks. The project highlights Maggie’s songwriting prowess on nearly half of the tracks. The singer recently opened for Gary Allan and Sheryl Crow on the FREE & EASY Tour.



Blue Smoke lands at #2 on Billboard Country Chart; #6 on Billboard Top 200
  Nashville, Tenn. (May 21, 2014) – The most celebrated female in country music history, Dolly Parton, adds another career milestone to her long list of accomplishments!!!  With the release of her 42nd studio album, BLUE SMOKE, Parton scores her highest charting solo album ever.  Parton, amazingly, has only visited the top 10 of the Billboard 200 once: with the collaborative set "Trio," with Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt. It peaked at No. 6 on May 2, 1987, after earlier debuting at No. 38 on March 28, 1987.
“I am glad that people are enjoying the music from my new Blue Smoke album.  It feels great to be in the Top 10,” says Dolly Parton.  “It’s always an honor to know the fans spend their hard earned money on my music.  Thanks everybody!”

In terms of Parton's solo efforts, she's gone as high as No. 11 on the Billboard 200 with "9 to 5 and Odd Jobs," on March 21, 1981. That album of course featured her No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 single "9 to 5", as well as the No. 41 hit "But You Know I Love You" and the No. 77-peaking "The House of the Rising Sun."

Parton's chart history on the Top Country Albums chart is more befitting of her living-legend status: She's notched 42 top 10 albums, with six of them going to No. 1. On the Hot Country Songs chart, she holds the record for the most No. 1s among women, with 25.

About Dolly Parton:
Dolly is the most honored female country performer of all time. Achieving 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards, she has had 25 songs reach number 1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a female artist. She has 42 career top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and she has 110 career charted singles over the past 40 years. All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, paid digital downloads and compilation usage during her Hall of Fame career have reportedly topped a staggering 100 million records world-wide. She has garnered 7 Grammy Awards, 10 Country Music Association Awards, 5 Academy of Country Music Awards, 3 American Music Awards and is one of only five female artists to win the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year Award. Dolly was inducted as a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1999.  And the litany goes on.

Dolly’s career has spanned nearly five decades and is showing no signs of slowing down.  An internationally-renowned superstar, the iconic and irrepressible Parton has contributed countless treasures to the worlds of music, film and television.  Some of her hit films have included Nine to Five, Steel Magnolias, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Rhinestone, Straight Talk, and Joyful Noise.  Parton received two Oscar® nominations – one for writing the title tune to Nine to Five and the other for Travelin’ Thru from the film Transamerica.

Jiggley Jones album release party for "...A Mountain, A Struggle, A Tunnel, A Light..."

2013 IMEA Songwriter of the Year and Lamon Records Nashville recording artist, Jiggley Jones will hold his album release party for "...A Mountain, A Struggle,  A Tunnel, A Light..." on May 31st at the historic, Chaplin's in Spring City, PA.
May 21, 2014 - COATESVILLE, PA. -- MTS Management Group and Lamon Records Nashville recording artist, Jiggley Jones are pleased to announce Jiggley's album release party for ...A Mountain, A Struggle, A Tunnel, A Light... The event will take place on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at the historic venue, Chaplin's, located at 66 N. Main Street, Spring City, PA. Doors open at 7pm, with the show starting at 8pm. Advance tickets are available online for $10 and $13.75 (reserved) at Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $12. The first 25 ticket buyers will receive a free copy of Jiggley's new CD. The venue is BYOB.
Jiggley Jones will be performing selections from his new album, as well as a few favorites from his debut release, No Spring Chicken.  Also performing at the event are Tyler Patchel's The Process, Dead and Lovely, and Davey O. 
Originally the Gem Theater, Chaplin's was built as a vaudeville theater that once hosted greats like Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton.  Today, they are known for their listening room, cozy balcony and high quality recording capabilities. The stunning look of the stage, the warm acoustics of the room, and the professional audio system with talented technicians makes Chaplin's a favored spot for performers, recordings artists, and listeners. 
Jiggley Jones is the 2013 International Music and Entertainment Association’s Songwriter of the Year, and he was nominated for two prestigious 2014 New Music Awards. His debut EP, No Spring Chicken spent more than 6 months on the national roots music charts. He signed with Lamon Records Nashville, who released his latest album in May 2014.  Jiggley will be signing at CMA Fest in June.

LUCAS HOGE ALIGNS USO Wrangler National Patriot Tour

Hoge Announces Official Endorsement 
 Set To Perform On The 5th Annual USO Wrangler National Patriot Tour
In Support Of United States Coast Guard 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 20, 2014)—Nashville singer/songwriter and country recording artist Lucas Hoge is pleased to announce his official endorsement relationship with Wrangler National Patriot.  The endorsement follows his four-year relationship with the organization as a committed member of the USO Wrangler National Patriot Memorial Day Tour. (Hoge has been a tour participant since 2011.)

His contribution to the organization’s endeavor continues; Hoge is set to embark on the 5th Annual USO Wrangler National Patriot Memorial Day Tour set to launch today (May 20, 2014) with seven stops scheduled between Washington State and Alaska at remote US Coast Guard Units throughout the remainder of the the month.  With the mission to celebrate and extend gratitude to our men and women of services in all branches, the USO Wrangler National Patriot Memorial Day Tour concentration in the previous four years lent support to entertain our Marines, Army, Navy and Air Force;* the 2014 tour will cater to our nation’s United States Coast Guard. 

In keeping with a tradition that he started at the onset, Hoge totes a USA Wrangler National Patriot guitar collecting autographs from our brothers and sisters of service along the way. The signatured guitar is showcased throughout the remainder of the year by Wrangler National Patriot officials at various rodeo events across the country before country music and rodeo fans alike including the highlight event--the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. 

"The endorsement solidifies our mutual sentiment to support our military. I look forward to being with our Coast Guard Family this year during the USO Wrangler National Patriot Memorial Day Tour.  The ‘Coastie’ community is a tight knit family, much like our Wrangler Team,” said Lucas Hoge. “I'm right where I need to be, with our military family, on Memorial Day and I am truly blessed to be a part of a team that represents the entire western industry year after year.  It’s an honor to perform for them to ‘bring some country home’.”

Joining Hoge on the tour are notable sports celebrities and distinguished guests including: Kaycee Feild, a 3-time World Champion Bareback Pro Rodeo Cowboy; Annie Bianco-Ellett, a World & National Champion Mounted Shooter (better known as Outlaw Annie); Meagan Ridley, Miss Rodeo America 2009 and Miss Rodeo California 2008; Jeff Chadwick, Director of Western Events and Endorsees for the Wrangler Corporation; Colonel John Bates, United States Marines, Retired and Robi Powers of American 300.

"We have a high level of pride and respect for the individuals serving in the U.S. military who show heroism every day in an effort to protect our country," said Phil McAdams, President/Wrangler Specialty Apparel

Hoge’s summer agenda also includes a recording schedule; Lucas is gearing up to release a new single to country radio (mid-Summer 2014) from his upcoming project. Paralleling his participation in the Wrangler National Patriot tour, the compelling vocalist is poised to appear at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo to perform at the Cowboy Fanfest LIVE Stage at the Wrangler National Patriot event to be held December 11, 2014 in Vegas. Hoge will lend a hand in the 2014 donation check presentation. 

For more information on Lucas Hoge, please visit,

Wrangler National Patriot Tour: Five Years of Saluting Service
*Showcased Branches Throughout the Years:
2010 Army - Iraq
2011 Marines - Afghanistan
2012 Navy - Middle East
2013 Air Force - Pacific Command
2014 Coast Guard - Alaska

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