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Country Music News International Newsletter October 4. 2016

Country Music News International Newsletter October 4. 2016

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Homegrown Band Interview by Christian Lamitschka for Country Music News International Magazine http://countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.com/2016/09/homegrown-band-interview-by-christian.html





Charlie Daniels Jam Together With 3 Doors Down, Chris Stapleton, Kid Rock, Larry the Cable Guy, Luke Bryan and Travis Tritt http://countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.de/2016/10/charlie-daniels-jam-together-with-3.html



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Music Video: Jaehl • Where are you now (Alan Walker - Faded Bootleg) http://countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.de/2016/06/jaehl-where-are-you-now-alan-walker.html




Eileen Carey Releases Her Ode to “Love Being Stronger Than Hate” http://countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.de/2016/07/eileen-carey-releases-her-ode-to-love.html



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SELLING OUT LAS VEGAS

THIRD ANNUAL ROUTE 91 HARVEST DECLARED ‘A WINNER,’
SELLING OUT LAS VEGAS VILLAGE FOR THE SECOND TIME
Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley and More Led Special Weekend As Fans Relished Phenomenal Performances and Surprise Collaborations Set Against An Unrivaled Backdrop  
Nashville, TN – Oct. 3, 2016 – The third annual Route 91 Harvest firmly plotted its pin on the global map as a destination festival this past weekend as the infamous Las Vegas Strip played host to a sold-out audience for the second year in a row. Heralded by Rolling Stone as “a winner, living up to the expectations that it set in its previous years,” the festival boasted a superstar lineup including Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Little Big Town, Dan + Shay, Chris Young and more as the high-energy weekend illustrated the festival’s staying power as it thrived in its third year. 


The first day of the three-day neon sleepover saw Toby Keith take the stage, bringing “a patriotic party to the center of The Strip with his songs ‘American Ride,’ ‘Made In America’ and many others, which brought on a chant of “USA” from the passionate audience.” (Sounds Like Nashville


Showcasing the collaborative nature of the genre, artists across the weekend invited guests to join them on stage during their set, including Saturday’s headliner Brad Paisley who brought fellow guitarist and main stage performer Lindsay Ell back up for a guitar-off to rival all others.  Dan + Shay continued the cheer-inducing trend on Sunday as they harmonized with R & B vocal group Boyz II Men on their smash-hit “I'll Make Love To You.”


Sunday’s superstar headliner Luke Bryan took things up another gear as Karen Fairchild from Little Big Town took the stage with him for an electrifying rendition of their chart-topping duet “Home Alone Tonight.”  As the unforgettable final night continued, the pair were then joined by Fairchild’s bandmates for a heartfelt version of Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” mashed up with Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On,” followed by a collaboration with Bryan and Dustin Lynch. The pair teamed up for a rowdy version of Brooks & Dunn’s infamous and appropriate “Play Somethin' Country.”

“Selling out for a second year in a row already is crazy,” said Brian O’Connell, President Of Country Touring at Live Nation.  “There were some really special moments throughout the weekend and I don’'t think the fans took a breath.  We have an amazing partner in MGM Resorts, who really understand our vision for Route 91 Harvest and we are excited to be able to let fans know when we’ll be back in 2017!”

Engaging closely with fans across social media platforms since its establishment just two short years ago, Route 91 Harvest continues to tailor the festival experience to those new and returning. Standout fan opportunities this year included House Of Blues Experience where NFL fans could enjoy the festival, but also not miss those all-important games. Additionally, spirited attendees were able to partake in “Silent Disco Line Dancing” that saw many flock to join in.

The festival’s second stage, known as “Next From Nashville,” furthered its status as it shone throughout the weekend with a laundry list of the genre’s most buzzed about artists captivated new audiences. Fans can also plan to return in 2017 as it was announced last night that Route 91 Harvest will return for a fourth year on Sept. 29 through Oct. 1. For further information and details as they are announced, visit www.rt91harvest.com. 

LUCAS HOGE BOOM BOOM COUNTDOWN

LUCAS HOGE VIDEO FOR "BOOM BOOM"
VOTED NO. 1 IN CMT 12-PACK COUNTDOWN


Hoge's Cross-Country Tour Continues
with Stops in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and More

 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 3, 2016) – Country Artist and Cabela’s spokesman Lucas Hoge’s video for “Boom Boom” reaches No. 1 on CMT’s 12-Pack Countdown. The countdown allows for fans to vote for their favorite 12 videos weekly at CMT.com. Voting opens every Friday at 1 p.m. ET and closes the next Friday at 1 a.m. ET. To watch Lucas Hoge’s video for “Boom Boom” click here.

"Super excited to hear this video was voted to the No. 1 spot in the 12-pack countdown. It means a lot since this is a fan voted countdown. We had a great time making this video and it's awesome that it's getting such a great response, I feel very blessed! ” said Hoge.

The video for the upbeat love song was directed by Stokes Nielson and shot in Las Vegas, Nev. and locally in Tennessee, features Hoge taking a ride down memory lane with the help of a Shelby Cobra. All the moments of his relationship leading up to him meeting his girlfriend dressed in a tuxedo, driving the classic Shelby Cobra. The video ends with a cliffhanger, Hoge reaching into his pocket and pulling out a diamond ring.

“Boom Boom,” available for download here, was co-written by Philip LaRue and Ben Glover. Hoge is touring the country with his guitar in tow visiting fans and radio stations while promoting his latest single.

For more information on Lucas Hoge visit lucashoge.com and follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Lucas Hoge on Tour
Oct. 8 - KIX Fest - Memphis, Tenn.
Nov. 04 - Hook The Cure - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Nov. 05 - Hook The Cure - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Nov. 15 - The Mint - Los Angeles, Calif.
Nov. 18 - State Theater - Red Bluff, Calif.
Nov. 19 - Aftershock - Klamath Falls, Ore.
Dec. 07 - 10 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo - Las Vegas, Nev.


About Lucas Hoge
Hoge currently on Rebel Engine rose to national fame in 2010 as a star of Animal Planet's “Last Chance Highway,” which led to appearances on “The Today Show,” “Inside Edition,” “The Daily Buzz,” “Daytime TV” and many more. Hoge is the Music Ambassador for Cabela’s and is also a passionate supporter of the U.S. military having traveled to various countries throughout the Middle East and beyond to perform for troops, for the past 8 years on the Wrangler National Patriot Tour. Hoge is also the Celebrity spokesperson for Guardian Angels For Soldier's Pet. Hoge has been visiting radio stations all over the U.S. promoting his latest single, “Boom Boom.”

HUNTER HAYES YESTERDAY AND TODAY

HUNTER HAYES’ HIGH-OCTANE NEW SINGLE, “YESTERDAY’S SONG,” ARRIVES AT COUNTRY RADIO TODAY, OCTOBER 3
Hayes gives fans the first taste of music from his highly anticipated third studio album ahead of Oct. 24 single add date
NASHVILLE, Tenn.  – Having spent the past year on a creative odyssey, writing more than 100 new songs and even building his own mobile studio to be able to record music whenever and wherever inspiration struck, Hunter Hayes has pulled the curtain back on the first three tracks from his as-yet-untitled third studio album for Atlantic / Warner Music Nashville. Hayes surprised fans by sharing a sampling of his new music – “Yesterday’s Song,” “Amen” and “Young Blood” – via social media on his 25th birthday before shipping his new single, “Yesterday’s Song,” to country radio today, Oct. 3. Fully immersed in crafting the song from start to finish, the five-time GRAMMY nominee wrote “Yesterday’s Song”with Barry Dean and Martin Johnson and produced the track with his longtime co-creator, Dann Huff.
“I’m beyond excited to share this new single with everyone,” said Hayes. “I’ve been on such an incredible journey this past year, not just musically but personally as well. There’s always been that next goal to reach, whether it was a single or an album or an arena tour, and this is the first time I’ve really been able to kind of step back from all of that and just let my instincts and creativity flow. I’ve waited a long time to get this new music out, and ‘Yesterday’s Song’ really captures that free feeling, that joyous realization that you’re moving on and starting this fresh, new chapter.”
An innovative artist who pushes boundaries both creatively and technologically, Hayes is constantly exploring non-traditional avenues to share music with fans however and wherever they are able to consume it, most recently rolling out a series of songs entitled The 21 Project via streaming services and a limited edition three-disc collection showcasing the metamorphosis of each song from acoustic to studio to live recordings. Eager to share his new music with fans, Hayes again turned to social media and streaming services to introduce the three songs from his forthcoming studio album.
“Yesterday’s Song” is available to download now at http://smarturl.it/yesterdayssong and is currently featured on iTunes’ “Hot Tracks” list and “Country A-List” as well as Spotify’s “Hot Country” playlist. It can be streamed on Spotify at http://smarturl.it/yesterdayssong_sp.
In early reviews, Rolling Stone Country calls the single a “hard-driving, Keith Urban-like rocker, with some Lenny Kravitz-inspired guitar” and observes that “Hayes is moving on to embrace a new tune and letting go of ‘yesterday's song’ – a clever, totally appropriate way to introduce this surprisingly turbo-charged number.” Taste of Country notes that the sampling of new music reflects “Hayes’ growing maturity, not only in his vocals and lyrics, but his musical proficiency. Of course, the multi-instrumentalist’s guitar solos are masterful, but the production and composition of each song are a testament to his true talent.”
Hayes continues to perform select headlining dates across the country. For more information and the latest updates, visit www.hunterhayes.com or follow on Twitter/Instagram @HunterHayes and www.Facebook.com/HunterHayes.
About Hunter Hayes
Hailed as a "country-rock-blues guitar hero in the making" by the Los Angeles Times, five-time GRAMMY nominee Hunter Hayes is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who roared onto the music scene with his double-Platinum-selling, No. 1 self-titled debut album and chart-topping sophomore album, Storyline, on Atlantic / Warner Music Nashville. With three No. 1 singles already under his belt (including the multi-Platinum smash “Wanted,” double-Platinum “I Want Crazy” and “Somebody’s Heartbreak”), and Hayes delved into unprecedented territory with the innovative rollout of new music via streaming and digital platforms in 2015, culminating in the release of a special, three-disc collection dubbed The 21 Project. While recording for his forthcoming third full-length studio album, Hayes surprised fans by releasing three new songs via social media (“Yesterday’s Song,” “Amen” and “Young Blood”) and his new single, “Yesterday’s Song,” will impact country radio on October 24.

BUDDY LEE ATTRACTIONS SIGNS JO DEE MESSINA

BUDDY LEE ATTRACTIONS SIGNS CMA & ACM AWARD WINNING, PLATINUM SELLING
ARTIST JO DEE MESSINA
BLA VP Mike Meade, Jo Dee Messina, BLA SR. VP David Kiswiney, BLA CEO & Co-Owner Donna Lee &BLA Co-Owner Tony Lee

Buddy Lee Attractions (BLA) is proud to welcome to their roster the multi-platinum and nine-time #1 songstress Jo Dee Messina. Buyers will get to experience this ACM and CMA award winning artist during the IEBA Conference in Nashville, TN on Monday, October 10th at 11:30 AM CT.
 
“Look no further than Jo Dee Messina if you want a fierce performer who has raised the bar in both her live show and on the charts, where she became the first female in the country genre to have three multi-week number ones,” says BLA CEO and Co-owner Donna Lee. “Her two-decade career of hits has built a passionate fan base across all demographics and her relentless, high-energy performance will leave fans electrified and begging for more from this red-hot, no holds barred artist.”
 
Jo Dee most recently released her last full length project ME on her own label Dreambound Records after a highly successful Kickstarter campaign. To stay updated on Jo Dee Messina, visit the following:
 
Twitter: @jodeemessina
Instagram: @jodeemessina
 
About Jo Dee Messina
Jo Dee Messina firmly established herself on the country scene with her breakthrough debut in 1996 Heads Carolina, Tails California from her self-titled album.  She would go on to top the charts nine times and score sixteen Top 40 hits including signature tunes: Bye, Bye, I’m Alright, Stand Beside Me, Burn and the Tim McGraw duet Bring On the Rain.  After a successful run with her launching label, Jo Dee departed and would engage her fans with the release of the critically acclaimed, crowd sourced project Me.  Throughout her career, she has taken home ACM and CMA trophies and was honored to be nominated for two Grammys.  Albums sales are over five million and counting with two Platinum and three Gold RIAA certified projects.  Known for her high-energy performances and fit lifestyle, she most recently partnered with Beachbody™ and released the song Night Crawl from their Country Heat Workouts.

About Buddy Lee Attractions
Serving a variety of live entertainment sectors across the globe since 1964, BLA has represented some of the biggest names in country music including Garth Brooks, the Dixie Chicks, Ronnie Milsap, Lorrie Morgan, Willie Nelson, George Strait, and reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Jason Aldean.  BLA’s integrity, collective knowledge base and solid work ethic has garnered the agency numerous industry awards, including three “Talent Agency Of The Year” awards from Country Music Association, two “Tour Of The Year” Pollstar awards, and the 2014 Pollstar Touring Industry Award as “Independent Agency Of The Year.”  In addition to their celebrated roster of performing artists, the BLA umbrella also extends to their 38 Music Artist Development, 38 Music Publishing, and a public speaker division.  To stay updated on Buddy Lee Attractions, visit the following:
 
Twitter: @blanashville

Charlie Daniels Jam Together With 3 Doors Down, Chris Stapleton, Kid Rock, Larry the Cable Guy, Luke Bryan and Travis Tritt

CHARLIE DANIELS 80TH BIRTHDAY VOLUNTEER JAM IS THE HOTTEST TICKET IN TOWN -- ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL TICKETS ON SALE BY POPULAR DEMAND

Charlie Daniels 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam

"Jam" Tradition to Celebrate Charlie Daniels' 80th Birthday With Guests 3 Doors Down, Chris Stapleton, Kid Rock, Larry the Cable Guy, Luke Bryan and Travis Tritt
 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 3, 2016) – Due to popular demand, with over 10,000 tickets sold to date, the producers of Charlie Daniels 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam have released additional seating at Bridgestone Arena on November 30 so that as many fans and friends as possible can experience this monumental occasion. The jam will feature guests 3 Doors Down, Chris Stapleton, Kid Rock, Larry The Cable Guy, Luke Bryan and Travis Tritt to celebrate with Charlie Daniels.

Tickets for the much anticipated event are on sale now at all Ticketmaster locations and the Bridgestone Arena Box Office. Ticket prices start at $25.00.

After a star-studded 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam last year, this year’s celebration event will feature The Charlie Daniels Band and a select bunch of their favorite musicians and entertainers on stage for an exhilarating event for the ages. Since 1974, Daniels has commissioned his musical friends and peers to come together on a “volunteer” basis to hang out, “jam” together, and entertain crowds in an unconventional, laid-back fashion unknown to any other concert event -- all while dedicating concert proceeds to worthy causes. This year’s event will feature extra special “jam” sessions with some of Charlie’s most prolific friends who want to celebrate the soon-to-be Country Music Hall of Famer, his birthday, and his many accomplishments.

"I am extremely humbled and excited for this year's Volunteer Jam. I think the fans are going to get a great variety of music from rock to country to southern rock with this stellar lineup, which reminds me so much of some of the early 'Jams' that we held at Municipal Auditorium," says Charlie Daniels. "We are also going to be raising some well-needed money to continue our support of the Veterans through the Journey Home Project."

A portion of the proceeds from the night will go to the The Journey Home Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit co-founded by Daniels and manager, David Corlew, to help Veterans of the United States Armed Forces. For more info on The Journey Home Project, please visit: thejourneyhomeproject.org.

“The Volunteer Jam has been a staple of the Charlie Daniels Band’s career since 1974. We’re thrilled to be able to use the platform we’ve built through the years to give back to the men and women who give so much of themselves for us, our veterans. This is a culmination of wonderful friends, hard work and great music that is shaping up to be one of the best Volunteer Jam’s to date!” said David Corlew, Charlie Daniels’ manager and co-founder of The Journey Home Project.

Charlie Daniels’ 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam is produced by Mike Smardak of Outback Concerts in association with David Corlew & Associates and Webster & Associates.

About Charlie Daniels
With a career spanning over 50 years and exceeding 20 million in sales worldwide Charlie Daniels is the quintessential Southerner with a healthy dose of Wild West Cowboy. For decades, he has connected with his millions of fans in the varying genres of music that reflect his steadfast refusal to label his music as anything other than the "Charlie Daniels Band" sound — music that is now sung around the fire at 4-H Club and scout camps, helped elect an American President, and been popularized on a variety of radio formats. Having celebrated multiple GRAMMY® Awards, CMA Awards, ACM Awards, BMI Awards, GMA Dove Awards, CCMA Awards, his list of accolades is broad; the latest being an announcement that he is the latest inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame. Six of his albums have been RIAA Certified Multi-Platinum® and he has achieved a platinum-selling single in his iconic fiddle-ridden hit, "Devil Went Down To Georgia." An outspoken American Patriot and strong supporter of the U.S. Military, Daniels' talked-about Volunteer Jam concerts are world-famous musical extravaganzas featuring artists like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ted Nugent, Trace Adkins, Alabama and others, all on one stage for one purpose – to raise funds for our U.S. Military. His 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam held in 2015 raised over $300,000 for The Journey Home Project, a non-profit veterans assistance organization which he co-founded. For more information on Charlie Daniels, please visit www.charliedaniels.com.

About 3 Doors Down
Formed in 1995, Grammy Award®-nominated multiplatinum Mississippi rock band 3 Doors Down consistently captivates audiences worldwide. The quintet’s many accolades include selling 16 million albums globally, receiving three Grammy nominations, and winning two American Music Awards, and five BMI Pop Awards for songwriting including “Songwriter of the Year.” Their debut The Better Life, became certified six-times RIAA platinum in 2000 and was fueled by the success of juggernaut hit “ Kryptonite.” This was followed by 2002’s sophomore album, Away from the Sun which went triple-platinum and saw similar success with “When I’m Gone” and “Here Without You.” 2005’s platinum Seventeen Days and 2008’s 3 Doors Down each earned #1 debuts on the Billboard Top 200, while Time of My Life landed at #3 in 2011. Ignited by the single “In The Dark,” 3 Doors Down unleashed their sixth full-length album, Us and the Night, which debuted top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 in 2016.

About Chris Stapleton
Chris Stapleton boldly introduced himself to the public at-large in 2015 with the release of his breakthrough debut album, Traveller. Released in May on Mercury Records Nashville, Traveller initially debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Country Albums chart with more than 27,000 albums sold, making it one of the best-selling first weeks by a debut country artist in 2015. Following a historic turn on the CMA Awards—where Stapleton became the first artist to win Album of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year and New Artist of the Year at the same awards—Traveller became the first album to re-enter the Billboard 200 all-genre album chart at No. 1, where it stayed for two straight weeks. The breakthrough success continued earlier this year at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, where Stapleton took home two awards for Best Country Album and Best Country Solo Performance (“Traveller”). Most recently, Stapleton won six awards at the 51st Annual ACM Awards—Album of the Year (for Traveller as both artist and producer), Song of the Year (for “Nobody To Blame” as both artist and songwriter), Male Vocalist of the Year and New Male Vocalist of the Year. With the six wins, Stapleton ties the record for most ACM Awards won in a single year (only Garth Brooks and Faith Hill have previously won six in the same year).

About Kid Rock
Kid Rock, a native of Detroit, has sold a staggering twenty six million albums since breaking onto the scene in the 1990s. Other hit albums in the Kid Rock catalog include Cocky (2001), Rock and Roll Jesus (2007), and Born Free (2010). He has had success on the Pop, Country, and R&B charts with a variety of artists, ranging from Sheryl Crow to Martina McBride to R. Kelly. His most recent work is 2015’s "First Kiss."

About Larry the Cable Guy
Larry the Cable Guy is a multiplatinum recording artist, Grammy nominee, Billboard award winner and one of the top comedians in the country. He has his own line of merchandise and continues to sell out theatres and arenas across the United States. He is the spokesman for Prilosec OTC and most recently launched his own comedy channel on SIRIUSXM with Jeff Foxworthy. He will also return as the voice of beloved Mater in Disney/Pixar’s Cars 3, which is currently in production. In addition to all of his professional accomplishments, Larry created the Git-R-Done Foundation, which was named after Larry’s signature catchphrase. With an emphasis on children’s and veterans’ causes, The Git-R-Done Foundation has donated more than 7 million dollars to great organizations such as The Arnold Palmer Hospital, Operation Homefront and Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital.

About Luke Bryan
Since the debut of his first album in 2007, Luke has placed 16 singles at No. 1 and sold nearly eight million albums with 30 million digital tracks from his five studio albums. He has twice been named Entertainer of the Year by both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association. His fifth studio album, Kill The Lights, debuted at No. 1 on both the Billboard Top 200 (his third to do so) and Top Country Albums charts and closed 2015 with the best-selling country album of the year and the 10th biggest selling album on the all-genre Billboard Top 200 Year-End list. In Luke’s stellar 2015 year, he performed for 1.5 million fans in concert, had three albums on the Top 15 Year-End Country Albums list- Kill the Lights (#1), Spring Break…Checkin’ Out (#10) and Crash My Party (#15), was the most streamed artist of 2015, placed six songs in the Year-End Top Country Streaming Tracks list, had his own exhibit at The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum (“Luke Bryan: Dirt Road Diary”), performed live during halftime at the Dallas Cowboys game on Thanksgiving and wrapped up the year with a live Times Square performance on ABC’s “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.” Luke recently co-hosted the ACM Awards for a fourth consecutive year and is performing in venues and stadiums across the U.S. on his “Kill The Lights Tour” through this fall.

About Travis Tritt
More than 25 years after Travis Tritt launched his music career, the Grammy award-winning artist continues to sell-out shows, top sales charts and stay true and relevant to Country music fans across the globe. A Marietta, Ga. native, Travis Tritt is dubbed one of “The Class of ‘89,” which included Country music superstars Garth Brooks, Clint Black and Alan Jackson; all of whom dominated the charts in the early ‘90s. Among his eleven studio albums and numerous charted singles are nineteen Top 10 hits, including “Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde,” “Love Of A Woman” and “T-R-O-U-B-L-E.” His 25 year career has produced millions in album sales, two Grammy award wins and multiple No. 1 singles on the Country radio charts. Tritt formed Post Oak Recordings in 2012 and released his album The Calm After... through his own record label. In 2014-2015, the Southern-rock influenced Country artist topped the SoundScan Top 200 Catalog Country Albums chart for over 50 consecutive weeks for his album, The Very Best of Travis Tritt. For more information on Travis Tritt, visit his website TravisTritt.com and follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

About The Volunteer Jam:
The Volunteer Jam, a multi genre musical extravaganza is one of Charlie Daniels’ best known accomplishments. The legendary event began in 1974 at the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville, TN as a way of celebrating their first hometown sellout concert. The CDB invited numerous musical compadres to stop by “and do some jamming.” Among those who dropped in were members of the Marshall Tucker Band and The Allman Brothers Band. Recordings from this Jam are included on the CDB’s Fire On The Mountain LP, and 100 radio stations aired one-hour tapes of the event. CDB songs at Jam I included “Whiskey,” “Long Haired Country Boy,” “Trudy,” and “The South’s Gonna Do It, (Again).” This was the beginning of the Homecoming concert tradition.

Volunteer Jam II (1975) took place at Murphy Center on the Middle Tennessee State University campus in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The first year’s 2400 revelers and 10,600 of their friends returned for another advance sellout. The evening was documented in “Volunteer Jam,” the first Southern rock motion picture. The aristocracy of Southern rock - The Marshall Tucker Band, Dickey Betts and Chuck Leavell of The Allman Brothers Band, and Dru Lombar of Grinderswitch - “volunteered” with The CDB. Alvin Lee of Ten Years After, Hee Haw regular Roni Stoneman, top ranked session men Jamie Nichol and Karl Himmel, along with Jimmy Hall of Wet Willie and Billy Joe Shaver were also among the performing guests. Taped broadcasts were aired on 120 radio stations. At that time, “The South’s Gonna Do It (Again),” was a hit anthem on FM radio and the CDB was enjoying popularity that would keep on building.

Volunteer Jam III moved to Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium in 1976 where the CDB’s homecoming concert continued annually until 1985. Another advance sellout included mail orders from as far away as New York and California. The rowdy bash attained the stature of a civic event inspiring mayoral and gubernatorial proclamations. Radio coverage doubled the first year’s programmers. More than 250 stations aired two-hour tapes of Volunteer Jam III via King Biscuit Radio Network.

In 1979 at Volunteer Jam V, Lynyrd Skynyrd reunited for the first time since the 1977 plane crash for a tribute to the legendary Skynyrd band.

Volunteer Jam X (1984) marked the Jam debut as an international media event. The CDB and more than 30 guest artists entertained millions around the world via an unprecedented live Voice of America broadcast . The SRO event was later aired as a two-hour TV special, produced by Dick Clark Productions, and syndicated by Multimedia Entertainment. Television personalities Dick Clark, Byron Allen of NBC’s “Real People,” and MTV’s deejay Alan Hunter were on hand.
Daniels, had no limit to the genre of music that was invited to perform at Volunteer Jams and the lineups included rock, country bluegrass, gospel, soul, classical, comedy, and southern rock.

Other memorable moments at Volunteer Jam Municipal Auditorium concerts include performances by Billy Joel, Ted Nugent and Molly Hatchet performing “Mississippi Queen.” Leon Russell, Mickey Gilley, Duane Eddy, Woody Herman, and the Jordanaires made appearances as well as, Vince Gill, the late Nicolette Larson, Dwight Yoakam, the late Papa John Creach, and Willie Nelson singing his classic “Crazy.”

The list goes on. Other historic performances included Soloman Burke, Sea Level, Eddie Rabbit, Poco, the Oak Ridge Boys, B. B. King, Delbert McClinton, Ray Price, ( “For the Good Times,”) Roy Acuff, Amy Grant, John Prine, Bonnie Bramlett, Emmylou Harris, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Carl Perkins. When Little Richard removed his shirt and shoes while performing, the crowd went wild. James Brown brought the house down when he performed “I Feel Good,” along with a medley of his hits. The crowd never knew who would appear next.

Volunteer Jams took place at Starwood Amphitheater in Nashville, TN from 1986 to 1992 and were the subject of documentary TV productions as well as a live appearance on the national broadcast of the Jerry Lewis Telethon. Guest at Starwood Jams included Don Henley and J.D. Souther performing “Desperado and “You’re Only Lonely.”

Volunteer Jam XIII brought back Lynyrd Skynyrd for a 2nd reunion with a paralyzed Allen Collins speaking to the crowd, not long before his passing. Pat Boone performed, and Tennessee Governor Lamar Alexander played piano, while Travis Tritt, and Garth Brooks joined CDB on “Drinkin’ My Baby Goodbye.”

Volunteer Jam XVI was the last of the official Vol Jam concerts held on Oct. 28, 1996 at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville. The first ever acoustic Volunteer Jam, commemorated Charlie Daniels’ 60th birthday. Joining Charlie for a very special birthday party included David Ball, John Berry, Tracy Byrd, Billy Ray Cyrus, Tracy Lawrence, David Lee Murphy, Victoria Shaw, Jimmy Hall & Lorrie Morgan.

Charlie Daniels’ 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam brought the historic event to its largest stage yet, Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. A sold out crowd raised over $300,000 for Charlie’s 501(c)(3) non-profit The Journey Home Project benefitting American Veterans, military members, and their families. The memorable anniversary event featured The Charlie Daniels Band, Ted Nugent, Trace Adkins, Alabama, Blackberry, Bonnie Bramlett, Eric Church, Terri Clark, Billy Crain, Billy Ray Cyrus, Billy Dean, Colt Ford, The Grascals, Lee Greenwood, Jimmy Hall, The Kentucky Headhunters, Jamey Johnson, Tracy Lawrence, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Montgomery Gentry, , Craig Morgan, The Oak Ridge Boys, Lee Roy Parnell, Jeannie Seely, Michael W. Smith, Natalie Stovall, Travis Tritt, Phil Vassar, Ryan Weaver, Wynonna, and Tucker Yochim among others.

 

Dierks Bentley Hell with Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi

DIERKS BENTLEY SETS PLANS FOR 
2017 WHAT THE HELL WORLD TOUR STARTING JANUARY 19

“The Format Superstar” (Entertainment Weekly) Amplifies First Leg with
Special Guests Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi

Nashville's Bridgestone Arena Scheduled For Opening Weekend


Nashville, TN - Oct. 3, 2016 - “Notorious road warrior” (
Rolling Stone) Dierks Bentley released details today for his 2017 WHAT THE HELL WORLD TOUR launching Jan. 19 in Dayton, OH.  Known for having “always been one of Country’s most engaging performers” (Hartford Courant), Bentley will take the the first leg to 23 cities through April in both the US and Canada, making a notable stop its first weekend with a career-first for Bentley - headlining Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Jan. 21.  Special guests Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi will round out the full-throttle weekend party. Pre-sale tickets for select dates including Nashville go on sale tomorrow (10/4), with the first public on-sales scheduled for this Friday, Oct. 7 at www.dierks.com and www.livenation.com.

"Coming off the electricity and emotion of two nights at Red Rocks last week, it felt right to just go ahead and announce plans for next year and keep this thing rolling,” shared Bentley. "There’s a song on my album called ‘What The Hell Did I Say’ and it seemed like an appropriate title for a tour with Cole and Pardi. I have a feeling I'll be asking myself that question the morning after many of our shows and late night hangs because you really don’t know what will happen when the three of us get together. There has been a lot of drunk calls and texts between all of us over the last year trying to make this tour happen, and I’m excited we were able to pull it off.

To watch a censored version of Bentley, Swindell and Pardi’s tour announcement video, visit People for the exclusive look: http://www.people.com/article/dierks-bentley-2017-what-the-hell-tour

2017 WHAT THE HELL WORLD TOUR Cities:
Dayton, OH
Louisville, KY
Nashville, TN
Hamilton, ON
Oshawa, ON
Ottawa, ON
London, ON
Winnipeg, MB
Saskatoon, SK
Calgary, AB
Dawson Creek, BC
Edmonton, AB
Penticton, BC
Vancouver, BC
Cedar Rapids, IA
Sioux Falls, SD
Columbus, GA
Tupelo, MS
Knoxville, TN
Billings, MT
Rapid City, SD
Fresno, CA
Reno, NV

*Support may vary, check local listings

Since moving from Phoenix to Nashville, Bentley has established his own artistic trail in Country music. Instead of rehashing proven formulas, he’s doggedly reinvented his sound and subsequently developed an uncommon mix of commercial success and critical respect. Known for “traveling his own path...Country music’s most relatable star" (Esquire) recently released his eight studio album BLACK, which ranks as the best selling release of Bentley's career, after debuting at the No. one position on Billboard’s Top Albums Chart and Top Country Albums chart. The critically-acclaimed album has already spawned the PLATINUM certified chart-topping hit “Somewhere On A Beach” and GOLD “Different For Girls” featuring Elle King. Bentley has now amassed 15 No. one songs, 13 GRAMMY nominations and is currently a top CMA nominee with four total nods including Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of The Year, Vocal Event of the Year and Video of the Year categories. "The  bluegrass  picker,  the  love  song  singer  and  the stadium rocker all packaged together” (Associated Press) has been a Grand Ole Opry member for over a decade and is currently set to head into the second leg of his headlining 2016 SOMEWHERE ON A BEACH TOUR on October 13.

Cole Swindell, a current CMA New Artist of the Year nominee, is a Platinum-selling recording artist and record-breaking five-time No. 1 hit maker, who recently released his second album You Should Be Here. The album debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes Top Country Albums Chart and No. 3 All Genre chart within hours of release. Its lead single and title track held a four week run on top of Billboard’s Hot Country songs chart in addition to multiple weeks sitting at No. 1 on country airplay. His Platinum-certified “You Should Be Here” already boasts over 50 million streams and has surpassed over 1 BILLION total audience impressions. The song joins Swindell’s first four No. 1 consecutive singles from his Platinum selling self-titled debut album, which tops his own record of being the only solo artist in the history of Country Aircheck/Mediabase to top the chart with his first five singles. His current single "Middle Of A Memory" is already in the Top 10 and still climbing. To date, Swindell has sold over 1.5 million total album equivalents in the two years since his debut.

Jon Pardi is one of country music’s most entertaining and fastest rising newcomers. Dubbed “a triumph of gritty, honky-tonkin', old-school country” by HITS Magazine, Pardi’s recently released No. 1-debuting album, California Sunrise, features the Platinum-selling No. 1 hit “Head Over Boots” and has already landed on multiple “Best of” lists including Rolling StoneThe Tennessean and NASH Country Daily. Additional hits include “Up All Night,” “When I’ve Been Drinkin,’” “What I Can’t Put Down” and Pardi’s latest single, “Dirt On My Boots.”

For more information and for a full list of upcoming tour dates, visit www.dierks.com.

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