Friday, December 11, 2015

DALE ANN BRADLEY RECEIVES FIRST GRAMMY NOMINATION

DALE ANN BRADLEY RECEIVES FIRST GRAMMY NOMINATION
Bradley’s Album “Pocket Full of Keys” Up For Bluegrass Album of the Year


Dale Ann Bradley was drinking her first cup of coffee on Monday when she heard her cell phone beeping with incoming messages. Upon opening the first one, she was thrilled to find that she was nominated for a GRAMMY in the Bluegrass Album of the Year category for her album “Pocket Full of Keys.” It is her first for Pinecastle since returning to the label earlier this year.
“I had just taken my first gulp of coffee, and when I looked at my messages, I saw a whole bunch of congratulations to me for being nominated for a GRAMMY for ‘Pocket Full of Keys,’” the singer says. “I had no idea. I was very humbled.
“We all have Bucket Lists, and I was always afraid to even put a GRAMMY nomination on there. I want to offer congratulations to all who are nominated.  I am truly blessed and honored to have receive this honor."
Pinecastle’s Ethan Burkhardt says of the nomination, “We are beyond excited for Dale Ann and are honored to be a part of "Pocket Full of Keys."  From the beginning of the process, the resounding theme of the project was that "this is Dale Ann."  I think she got it right and created a well-rounded album that beautifully reflects her influences, inspirations and ultimately, her true voice.”    
This has been a great year for Bradley, who released “Pocket Full of Keys” in June. Her first single, “‘Til I Hear It From You,” was well received by bluegrass radio, charting at number 4 on the “Bluegrass Unlimited” National Bluegrass Survey. “Pocket Full of Keys” charted at number 3.
Her new single, “The Stranger,” is a song penned by one of Bradley’s heroes, Dolly Parton. “Pocket Full of Keys” and “The Stranger” were the most played album and track on Sirius XM radio’s “Bluegrass Junction” for the month of December. “The Stranger” also came in at number four on “Bluegrass Today’s” monthly airplay chart
Bradley continues to tour in the United States, as well as expanding her music to audiences in France, Germany and Canada. In 2016 she will tour with her own band as well as play special shows with new Pinecastle super group, Sister Sadie.

The BossHoss feat. The Common Linnets und Gold für Dos Bros

THE BOSSHOSS
Gold für DOS BROS +++  VIDEOPREMIERE der neuen Single „JOLENE (FEAT. THE COMMON LINNETS)“


 
THE BOSSHOSS haben mit ihrem Album „Dos Bros“ Goldstatus erreicht und feiern jetzt ihre Videopremiere zu „Jolene (feat. The Common Linnets)“ mit prominenter Videobesetzung. 
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THE BOSSHOSS: GOLD FÜR DOS BROS +++ VIDEOPREMIERE DER NEUEN SINGLE JOLENE (FEAT.THE COMMON LINNETS)

Auf ihrer Ende August veröffentlichten Single „Dos Bros“ haben sich The BossHoss mit frisch gebündelten Kräften aus ihrer kreativen Pause zurück gemeldet und schossen mit dem im September folgenden, gleichnamigen Album aus dem Stand auf einen sensationellen 1. Platz der Longplay-Charts – mit ihrer brandneuen Single „Jolene (feat. The Common Linnets)“ verneigen sich die Berliner Stadtcowboys nun vor der amerikanischen Country-Queen Dolly Parton!


Sie sind absolut nicht zu stoppen; wer sich ihnen in den Weg stellt, der sollte ganz genau wissen, worauf er sich da einlässt: Platin-Awards für die Alben „Flames Of Fame“, „Rodeo Radio“ und „Internashville Urban Hymns“, Doppelplatin für das 2011 veröffentlichte Langeisen „Liberty Of Action“ (mehr als 400.000 verkaufte Einheiten) sowie Ehrungen mit dem Deutschen Fernsehpreis 2012, dem ECHO 2014 in der Kategorie „Gruppe national Rock/Pop“ und dem international begehrten World Music Award sprechen eine deutliche Sprache – längst zählen The BossHoss zu den der aufregendsten und erfolgreichsten Formationen innerhalb der deutschen Musiklandschaft.

Pünktlich zu ihrem 10-jährigen Bandjubiläum konnten The BossHoss kürzlich mit ihrem 8. Studioalbum „Dos Bros“ den erfolgreichsten Longplayer ihrer bisherigen Karriere vorlegen, mit dem das eingeschworene Outlaw-Septett von der Spree sich zum aller ersten Mal an die Spitzen der deutschen und österreichischen Charts katapultierte! Nur wenige Wochen nach Erscheinen ging „Dos Bros“ mehr als 100.000 Mal über die Ladentheke und erreichte damit bereits jetzt Goldstatus.

Und auch mit der zuvor releasten Single gleichen Titels unterstrich man einmal mehr, wer die momentan größten Halunken des heimischen Rock-Biz sind. Mit „Jolene“ haben sich The BossHoss nun den großen Klassiker der Country-Ikone Dolly Parton vorgenommen, den die Gang um Boss Burns und Hoss Power zu einer modernen Country-meets-Rock-Hymne mit typischem The BossHoss-Swag entstaubt hat. Tatkräftige Unterstützung erhielt man(n) dabei von seinen alten Bekannten, dem niederländischen Duo The Common Linnets, die dem Track mit sexy knisternden Male/ Female-Vocals eine völlig neue Soundfacette verpasst haben.

Wie schon zur ersten Single „Dos Bros“ ließen es sich The BossHoss nicht nehmen ein aufwendiges Video zu produzieren. Nach Franziska Knuppe ist dieses Mal Uwe Ochsenknecht prominenter Sidekick des actionreichen Streifens.

"‘Jolene‘ ist ein Welthit für die Ewigkeit, den man eigentlich gar nicht besser machen kann“, so Hoss Power über die gelungene Neuinterpretation des 1973 erschienen und mehrfach Grammy-nominierten Classics. „Zusammen mit The Common Linnets würdigen wir nun dieses Stück großer Musikgeschichte!“

Im kommenden Jahr werden The BossHoss wieder live auf großer Germany-Tour zu sehen sein; ebenfalls werden die beiden TBH-Masterminds Alec Völkel und Sascha Vollmer an der dritten Staffel von „Sing meinen Song – Das Tauschkonzert“ auf VOX teilnehmen.

DOS BROS TOUR 2016
31.03.16 Nürnberg, Arena
01.04.16 Stuttgart, Schleyer-Halle
02.04.16 München, Zenith
08.04.16. Leipzig, Arena
09.04.16 Frankfurt, Jahrhunderthalle
10.04.16 Berlin, Max-Schmeling-Halle
15.04.16 Hannover, Swiss Life Hall
16.04.16 Hamburg, Sporthalle
17.04.16 Oberhausen, König-Pilsener-Arena
22.04.16 CH - Winterthur, Eishalle Deutweg
23.04.16 AT - Wien, Stadthalle

„DOS BROS SUMMER 2016“
27.05.16 Hannover, NDR 2 Plaza Festival

Country Music News International Newsletter December 11. 2015

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TAYLOR HICKS TO APPEAR ON THE 84TH HOLLYWOOD CHRISTMAS PARADE

TAYLOR HICKS TO APPEAR ON THE 84TH HOLLYWOOD CHRISTMAS PARADE ON THE CW NETWORK DECEMBER 11 AND 24TH ANNUAL DEER VALLEY® CELEBRITY SKIFEST ON CBS SPORTS DECEMBER 13

SkiFest Event Raised Over $500,000 This Year, Surpassing Over $5 Million Overall For Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s Waterkeeper Alliance

 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (December 10, 2015) – Alabama entertainer Taylor Hicks is celebrating the holiday season with a pair of televised appearances that will carry him all over the United States from California to Utah as he spreads holiday cheer to audiences around the world.

Coming up this Friday, the “American Idol” winner will be participating in The 84th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, the largest Christmas celebration in America, which will air on the CW Network at 8:00 p.m. EST/PST featuring the “Magic Of Christmas!” theme with Grand Marshals Penn & Teller of the hit series “Fool Us.” The parade will also include special reality-defying magic tricks by Jonathan Pendragon, Michael Turco, Michael Grandinetti, Titou and Nathan Phan from the CW’s hit series “Masters of Illusion” with co-hosts Elizabeth Stanton, Garrett Clayton and Montel Williams. A true Hollywood tradition, this year’s parade includes more than 4,000 participants with larger than life inflatable character balloons and celebrity filled cars making the much heralded trek down Hollywood Boulevard. Long-time parade partner Hallmark Channel will also air multiple runs beginning December 19 on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel. Additionally, the parade will also air to more than one million American servicemen and women worldwide on American Forces Network.

Hicks will also be featured as part of the 24th Annual Deer Valley® Celebrity SkiFest, which took place December 4-7 at the Deer Valley Resort in Park City, UT. The star-studded annual event pairs U.S. Olympic ski legends with celebrities for a weekend of skiing, live music and fundraising for Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s Waterkeeper Alliance, an organization devoted to protecting fresh water resources around the world.

Celebrity attendees included Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Dierks Bentley, Amy Brenneman, Dylan Bruno, Nicole Curtis, Mark Feuerstein, Hill Harper, Rachael Harris, Taylor Hicks, Cheryl Hines, hypnotist Chris Jones, Chad Lowe, Diane Neal, Perrey Reeves, J.B. Smoove, and more. The stars were joined by U.S. Olympic medalists Phil and Steve Mahre, Tommy Moe, and Heidi Voelker.

Taylor helped Dierks Bentley on stage with some scorching country harmonica, serenaded skiers on the slopes with JB Smoove, and cut up with the Crabwizard Captain Keith Colburn for a fun-filled day for a good cause. Hicks will appear on the one-hour CBS Sports special telecast, which will air on Sunday, December 13 at 5pm EST / 4pm CST.

About Deer Valley® Celebrity SkiFest:
DEER VALLEY CELEBRITY SKIFEST is produced by JUMA Entertainment for CBS. Bob Horowitz (“Vanilla Ice Goes Amish,” “Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials,” “The Singing Bee”) is the creator and executive producer of the event. The DEER VALLEY CELEBRITY SKIFEST has raised over $5 million dollars for Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s Waterkeeper Alliance. The organization’s mission is to protect fishable, swimmable and drinkable waterways worldwide.

The DEER VALLEY CELEBRITY SKIFEST is shot on location at the Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah. Deer Valley was the site of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games slalom, aerial and mogul events. Deer Valley Resort revolutionized the ski industry by providing the first-class service one would receive at a five-star hotel. The resort offers 21 chairlifts, 101 ski runs, six bowls, 12 restaurants, 300 annual inches of powder, three elegant day lodges, 2,026 acres of alpine skiing, hundreds of luxury accommodations and a renowned Ski School and Children’s Center.

More information about the event can be found at www.dvskifest.com.

TAYLOR HICKS ON TV & ON TOUR:
Dec. 11 Hollywood Christmas Parade / CW Network
Dec. 13 Celebrity SkiFest Competition / CBS Network
Jan. 16 Bartlett Performing Arts Center / Bartlett, TN (SOLD OUT)
Feb. 13 Pastime Theatre / Winfield, AL


 Photo courtesy:
Lara Brucker, Deer Valley Resort

OLD DOMINION'S NATIONAL MOMENTUM CONTINUES

OLD DOMINION'S NATIONAL MOMENTUM CONTINUES    
Rising country group to perform two-week No.1 debut single “Break Up With Him” and forthcoming single “Snapback” from Meat and Candy on Today Show, Monday, Dec. 21, 2015
 
Trevor Rosen, Matthew Ramsey and Brad Tursi are all featured in Billboard’s Top 20 Hot Country Songwriters of the Year
 
“Snapback” at radio January 18, 2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015) – Old Dominion, “which is helping to usher in a new wave of country” [Billboard], will make their national morning show television debut on NBC’s Today Show with two performances on Monday, Dec. 21, 2015. The band has been tapped to perform their two-week No.1 and RIAA Gold-certified debut smash single, “Break Up With Him” from their new album, Meat and Candy, as well as their highly anticipated follow up single, “Snapback” in the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. hours, respectively.

“Break Up With Him,” penned by all five members, is the first release from their first full-length album Meat and Candy, which NPR’s Ken Tucker called “both an enjoyable and a calculated album - very clever and very self-conscious” and Entertainment Weekly dubbed a “deceptively smart, occasionally cheeky, stellar debut.” The single topped both the MediaBase and Billboard charts, spending two weeks at No.1 on the Billboard country charts—a feat less than a handful of debut artists have accomplished in the history of the Country format.

“After a year like the one we've had it's only fitting we close it out with another milestone,” said Ramsey. "The last show we play this year will be our first major TV appearance, and it will be on The Today Show! 2015 was good to us, and with the reactions we are getting to "Snapback",  2016 is gonna be bring. We cannot wait to kick this up to the next level."

Upon its release, NPR’s Jewly Hight tapped Meat and Candy, produced by GRAMMY award winner Shane McAnally, for the highly regarded First Listen program and noted, “the five members of Old Dominion — one of country music's few current, self-contained bands — write clever songs, work in various combinations and sometimes with outside collaborators, flesh out their own taut and tuneful arrangements, and attack their parts with playful precision.”

Old Dominion will perform more than 170 dates in 2015, with upcoming sold out performances in Boston, Mass., Hoboken, N.J. and two sold out shows at Joe’s Pub in N.Y. And earlier this week, Country Radio Seminar announced that Old Dominion has been slated for a coveted performance slot in the sold out 2016 CRS New Faces show.

They will kick of their 2016 Meat and Candy Tour on Jan. 14 in Nashville, Tenn. at Marathon Music Works. The club tour has already sold out several dates, including the Feb. 11 stop at Chicago’s Joe’s on Weed. The show sold out in just six minutes, going on sale only days after their Nov. 19 sold out performance at the same venue that Yahoo Music streamed live nationally.

On April 21, Old Dominion will rejoin Kenny Chesney for his highly anticipated Spread The Love Tour, which kicks off at Jordan Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala. and they will become the first band to ever perform in the venue.

Announced Old Dominion tour dates are as follows:

Dec. 10, 2015      Riverwind Casino Showplace Theatre | Norman, Okla.
Dec. 11, 2015      Whiskey Creek | Killeen, Texas
Dec. 12, 2015      Schroeder Hall | Victoria, Texas
Dec. 15, 2015      Joe’s Pub | New York, N.Y.
Dec. 16, 2015      Maxwell’s | Hoboken, N.J.
Dec. 17, 2015      The Royale | Boston, Mass.
Dec. 18, 2015      Upstate Concert Hall | Cliffton Park, N.Y.
Dec. 19, 2015      Kegs Canal Side | Jordan, N.Y.
Jan. 14, 2016       Marathon Music Works | Nashville, Tenn.
Jan. 20, 2016       The Roxy Theatre | Los Angeles, Calif.
Jan. 22, 2016       Phase 2 | Lynchburg,Va.
Jan. 23, 2016       Coyote Joe’s | Charlotte, N.C.
Jan. 27, 2016       Cain’s Ballroom | Tulsa, Okla.
Jan. 28, 2016       Ralston Arena | Omaha, Neb.
Jan. 29, 2016       Union Colony Civic Center | Greely, Colo.
Jan. 30, 2016       Grizzly Rose | Denver, Colo.
Jan. 31, 2016       Royalton Riviera Cancun | Cancun, Mexico
Feb. 1, 2016        Royalton Riviera Cancun | Cancun, Mexico
Feb. 2, 2016        Royalton Riviera Cancun | Cancun, Mexico
Feb. 3, 2016        Royalton Riviera Cancun | Cancun, Mexico
Feb. 4, 2016        Texas Club | Baton Rouge, La.
Feb. 5, 2016        Mavericks | Jacksonville, Fla.
Feb. 6, 2016        Georgia Theatre | Athens, Ga.
Feb. 11, 2016      Joe’s Bar | Chicago, Ill.
Feb. 12, 2016      Varsity Theater | Minneapolis, Minn.
Feb. 13, 2016      Varsity Theater | Minneapolis, Minn.
Feb. 21, 2016      AT&T Center | San Antonio, Texas
March 2, 2016     U of I Main Lounge | Iowa City, Iowa
March 3, 2016     Waldorf College Fieldhouse | Forest City, Iowa
March 4, 2016     Seven Flags Event Center | Des Moines, Iowa
March 5, 2016     Winter Show Arena | Valley City, Nev.
March 9, 2016     Brick Street | Oxford, Ohio
March 10, 2016   Fillmore Detroit | Detroit, Mich.
March 18, 2016   Runaway Country Music Fest | Kissimmee, Fla.
April 7, 2015       Country Thunder | Florence, Ariz.
April 9, 2015       Spring Jam | Panama City Beach, Fla.
April 15, 2015     Tortuga Music Festival | Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
April 23, 2015     Kenny Chesney's Spread the Love Tour | Auburn, Ala.
May 1, 2016        Stage Coach Festival | Indio, Calif.
May 7, 2016        Kenny Chesney's Spread the Love Tour | Phoenix, Ariz.
May 28, 2016      Kenny Chesney's Spread the Love Tour | Louisville, Ky.
May 29, 2016      Tree Town Music Festival | Forest City, Iowa
June 4, 2016        Kenny Chesney's Spread the Love Tour | Arlington, Texas
June 5, 2016        Country Summer 2016 | Santa Rosa, Calif.
June 10, 2016      Kenny Chesney’s Spread the Love Tour | Canandaigua, N.Y.
June 17, 2016      Country Fest | Cadott, Wis.
June 18, 2016      Kenny Chesney's Spread the Love Tour | Milwaukee, Wis.
June 25, 2016      Kenny Chesney's Spread the Love Tour | Philadelphia, Pa.
July 1, 2016         Jam in the Valley | Varysburg, N.Y.
July 2, 2016         Kenny Chesney's Spread the Love Tour | Pittsburgh, Pa.
July 6, 2016         Country Concert | Fort Loramie, Ohio
July 10, 2016       Cavendish Beach Events Centre | Cavendish, Canada
July 13, 2016       Rock The Park Music Festival | London, Canada
July 16, 2016       Kenny Chesney's Spread the Love Tour | Kansas City, Mo.
July 22, 2016       Gallatin County Fair | Bozeman, Mont.
July 23, 2016       Kenny Chesney's Spread the Love Tour | Seattle, Wash.
July 28, 2016       Cheyenne Frontier Days | Cheyenne, Wyo.
July 30, 2016       Mountain Home Country Music Fest. | Mountain Home, Idaho
July 31, 2016       Oregon Jamboree | Sweet Home, Ore.
Aug. 6, 2016        Kenny Chesney's Spread the Love Tour | Santa Clara, Calif.
Aug. 13, 2015      Kenny Chesney's Spread the Love Tour | Detroit, Mich.
Aug. 20, 2016      Kenny Chesney’s Spread The Love Tour | East Rutherford, N.J.
Aug. 26, 2016      Kenny Chesney’s Spread The Love Tour | Foxborough, Mass.
Aug. 27, 2016      Kenny Chesney’s Spread The Love Tour | Foxborough, Mass.
Sept. 3, 2016        Lake County Fair | Lakeview, Ore.


 Photo Credit: Michael Elins

Charlie Daniels, Will Place Wreaths at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery on December 12

THE JOURNEY HOME PROJECT TO HONOR FALLEN HEROES ON NATIONAL WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA DAY

501(c)(3) Non-Profit, Co-Founded by Charlie Daniels, Will Place Wreaths at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery on December 12
  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (December 10, 2015) – Country music legend Charlie Daniels' co-founded non-profit The Journey Home Project will join the local community to lay wreaths upon the graves of fallen soldiers at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery as part of National Wreaths Across America Day, which will be celebrated in all 50 states and beyond on Saturday, December 12. The Journey Home Project has donated a total of 250 wreaths, which will grace the headstones of military servicemen and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, and representatives from "Journey Home" will be on-site to solemnly lay the wreaths upon each grave in a special salute.

"We love what Wreaths Across America is doing in the local Nashville community," said Mercedez Longever, co-founder of The Journey Home Project. We hope that by joining them in this initiative we can help to further spread the word about this event so that more community members can get involved. We should never forget to honor our fallen military members, especially during the holidays when their families are missing them the most."

The Journey Home Project was founded in 2014 by country music legend Charlie Daniels and fellow board members David Corlew, Ed Hardy, and Joe and Mercedez Longever to raise and contribute funds and resources to those organizations that do the most good in making a difference in the lives of American patriots. As a result of funds raised through Daniels' 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam at the Bridgestone Arena on August 12, The Journey Home Project has been able to donate funds to help with the completion of the state-of-the-art Veterans and Military Families Center on campus at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), among various other fundraising events for veterans.

In 2014, Wreaths Across America and its national network of volunteers laid over 700,000 memorial wreaths at 1,000 locations in the United States and beyond. They were able to include ceremonies at the Pearl Harbor Memorial, as well as Bunker Hill, Valley Force and the sites of the September 11 tragedies; and accomplished this with the help from 2,047 fundraising groups, corporate contributions and donations of trucking, shipping and thousands of helping hands. Their goal of covering Arlington National Cemetery was accomplished in 2014 with the placement of 226,535 wreaths. The wreath laying is held annually, on the second or third Saturday of December. Wreaths Across America's annual pilgrimage from Harrington, Maine to Arlington National Cemetery has become known as the world's largest veterans' parade.

Join The Journey Home Project and other community members in showing respects to Nashville's local fallen soldiers this holiday season by sponsoring a wreath from Wreaths Across America. In lieu of financial donations, volunteers are invited to join Wreaths Across America's national wreath-laying ceremony at the cemetery located at 7931 McCrory Lane, Nashville, TN 37221. Arrival time is 10:30 a.m. CT. Laying of the wreaths will begin promptly at 11 a.m. CT. A volunteer bagpiper will be in attendance, and hundreds of volunteers of all ages are expected to attend. A total of 2,000 wreaths have been sponsored so far.

For more information on how to get involved, please visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org. For more on The Journey Home Project or to donate, please visit www.thejourneyhomeproject.org.

About The Journey Home Project
The Journey Home Project is a not-for profit organization that assists other not-for-profits in securing funds to help causes that benefit veterans of the United States Armed Forces. The Journey Home Project was founded in 2014 by country music legend Charlie Daniels and board members: David Corlew, Ed Hardy and Joe & Mercedez Longever. Conscious of the need to assist our nation’s veterans, they have set out to partner with organizations that do the most good, with the least overhead. Working in tandem with these organizations, The Journey Home Project is making a difference in the lives of American patriots. For more information, visit www.thejourneyhomeproject.org.

Jake Clayton's "What Not To Do" Video Premieres

Jake Clayton's "What Not To Do" Video Premieres  

Nashville, TN ( December 10, 2015) -Jake Clayton's new music video, "What Not To Do," premieres  tomorrow, Friday, December 11 on The Heartland Network at 11 p.m. Central.  The clip and its companion "behind-the-scenes" video will air multiple times over the next week; check local listings for broadcast times.  "It's a song that tells the stories of three separate people, their actions and the resulting consequences," explains the talented artist and multi-instrumentalist.  "We wanted a gritty video - and we got it."   Clayton co-produced the clip with Rob Daniels for Please & Thank You Motion Pictures; Dylan White directed.       
           
Taped in 115-degree heat, viewers are immediately drawn in with a sense of urgency, punctuated by blistering fiddle work, dynamic guitars and heart-pounding drums.  While the video is a warning about straying from a virtuous path, and is based upon real crimes, it is related in a "by example" fashion and not in a "doom-and-gloom" way.  There is nothing "preachy" about Jake's high-energy performance or ear-splitting grin, and both lighten the mood considerably.  Split between performance footage shot in an abandoned barn just outside of Nashville, Tennessee and entertaining re-enactments taped in Chesapeake and Portsmouth, Virginia, the video definitely matches the single in intensity.
 
The radio-active track, a searing up-tempo, was released to Country radio in September. Music News Atlanta states "Clayton is in a league of his own when matched against most of the current young Country artists," and describes "What Not To Do" as a "powerful and honest song in the mold of how they used to make 'em."  The tastemaker adds "Jake's on-the-money tenor ... (is) definitely from deep Country roots and his delivery is filled with an energy that the genre hasn't seen in a while."  The track is from Jake's current CD, BY THE LIGHT OF THE MOON, for Rebel Engine Entertainment.  
 
Jake and his band have opened for Charlie Daniels, Jon Pardi and Jerrod Niemann.  He recorded and produced the theme song for The Sportsman Channel's Legacy Trails TV show and, as a musician, he has entertained crowds at Madison Square Garden, the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame.

SMACKSongs BESTS THE 2015 BILLBOARD HOT COUNTRY LISTS


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015) – This morning the 2015 Billboard Hot Country Lists were announced, revealing big wins for Shane McAnally and his Nashville-based publishing company, SMACKSongs, and fellow SMACKSongs writers.

After a year filled with six No.1 smash singles—tallying his career total to 15-and-counting—including the Hot Country No.1 Song of the Year, “Take Your Time,” it comes as no surprise that award-winning songwriter and producer, McAnally, was tapped as Billboard’s 2015 Hot Country Songwriter of the Year. He was also ranked No. 4 on Billboard’s 2015 Hot Country Songs Producers Chart for his work on the recently announced GRAMMY nominated albums Montevallo by Sam Hunt and Kacey Musgraves’ Pageant Material, to name a few.

 
McAnally had a whirlwind year, receiving a 2015 GRAMMY nomination, three ACM nominations and four CMA nominations. And as a lyricist and composer, McAnally co-wrote the music for the broadway-bound Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical with Brandy Clark.

"I am so lucky to have collaborated with the most talented artists and writers in all of music, and have been championed by the best publishing team in the business," said McAnally.  "It takes a village and a miracle to have a year like this, and I am beyond grateful to get to do what I love every day."

In addition to McAnally’s personal accolades, SMACKSongs was recognized as the No. 7 publishing company on Billboard’s Hot Country Publishing Corporations List. SMACKSongs’ roster includes Josh Osborne, Trevor Rosen and Matthew Ramsey, who were ranked No. 3, No. 14 and No. 17 on the Hot Songwriters List respectively.

Collectively, these songwriters are responsible for 2015 chart-toppers recorded by Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, Old Dominion, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and more.  Earlier this year, McAnally, Osborne, Ramsey and Rosen were recognized in Billboard’s Nashville Power Players Issue as some of the top songwriters in the industry. McAnally was additionally featured on the issue’s cover as one of six Nashville Power Players.

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