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Country Music News International Newsletter October 26. 2016

Country Music News International Newsletter October 26. 2016

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Garth Brooks, Jason Aldean, Reba McEntire, Kelly Clarkson, Chris Young, Steve Wariner and Trisha Yearwood unforgettable night in Nashville


Laura McCormick Interview by Christian Lamitschka for Country Music News International Magazine



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Sister Hazel Overwhelming Challenges of Cancer Diagnosis

Sister Hazel’s 2nd Annual Camp Hazelnut A HUGE Success 

Camp Provides Uplifting Experience for Youth and Families Navigating the Overwhelming Challenges of Cancer Diagnosis

NASHVILLE, TN (October 25, 2016) -Platinum-selling group,  Sister Hazel, hosted the 2nd Annual "Camp Hazelnut" at Camp Crystal Lake outside Gainesville, FL October 21 – 23, 2016. Camp Hazelnut began with a simple goal: for the band to create a playful, safe, uplifting event for children and families navigating the overwhelming challenges of a cancer diagnosis and to get together with their fans (the Hazelnuts) to share a unique summer camp experience. This year, with triple the available spots for youth and families, forever friendships were made. The band members and camp counselors led activities including archery, water sports, arts and crafts, alpine tower ropes course, songwriting sessions, singalongs, and s’mores at the campfire. Sister Hazel partnered with Wyc Grousbeck, co-owner of the Boston Celtics, to make the event even more special. Grousbeck will once again sponsor Camp Hazelnut in 2017.

“Our 2nd Annual Camp Hazelnut was over the top this weekend!” said Ken Block, Sister Hazel’s lead singer.  “It’s hard to put into words what an amazing event this is. Hosting so many incredible kids and their families who are dealing with cancer is hugely inspirational. It was a great escape from the real world, and we all recharged and reconnected with extraordinary families, awesome Hazelnuts, incredible camp counselors, and unforgettable activities at Camp Crystal Lake in beautiful North Florida. This means an awful lot to me personally, having lost my own little brother to cancer when we were teenagers. We already can’t wait until next year!”

"Camp Hazelnut" is part of Sister Hazel's “Lyrics for Life Foundation” (, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to make a difference in the fight against pediatric cancer. Sister Hazel frontman, Ken Block, and his band mates founded “Lyrics for Life” in memory of Ken’s younger brother, Jeffrey, who ultimately lost his four-year battle with cancer that started at age 14.

For more information on Sister Hazel or for details about sponsorship opportunities visit and Follow Sister Hazel @SisterHazelBand, Instagram, and Facebook


Originating from Gainesville, FL, Sister Hazel is comprised of five gifted, seasoned musicians whose well-spring of natural talent has been called "one of the Top 100 Most Influential Independent Performers of the last 15 years" by Performing Songwriter Magazine. Song "All for You" topped the adult alternative charts during the summer of 1997 and the success propelled their album to platinum status. Sister Hazel has been equally attentive to connecting with their audience through social media. In their first showing on the country music charts they made a strong debut with “Lighter In The Dark” at #4 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, #6 on Billboard’s Independent Albums chart, #30 on Billboard's Top Current Albums chart and #79 on the Billboard 200 album chart. Living up to their fan-centered reputation, the band hosts annual events like “Hazelnut Hang,” that focuses on fan involvement, and are co-founders of the “Rockboat,” a cruise featuring nonstop opportunities for fan/artist interaction. In addition to the events and touring, the band also gives back with “Lyrics for Life.” Founded by singer Ken Block, the charity unites musicians and celebrities for concerts and auctions to benefit cancer research and patient-care charities.

The Oak Ridge Boys Honor Johnny Cash

The Oak Ridge Boys Honor Johnny Cash at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's 21st Annual Music Masters

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 25, 2016) – This past Friday, Country Music Hall of Fame members The Oak Ridge Boys paid tribute to their friend and collaborator, Johnny Cash, at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s 21st Annual Music Masters at Playhouse Square’s State Theatre in Cleveland. The Johnny Cash tribute concert, the pinnacle of a week of events paying tribute to the Man in Black, featured one-of-a-kind performances from The Oak Ridge Boys, Sam Bush, Paul Cauthen, Ana Cristina, Ira Dean, Nikki Lane, Terry McBride, Bill Miller, Charlie Worsham, Cash’s longtime drummer WS Holland, Mike Ness of Social Distortion, Eilen Jewell and L.A. punk band X, while John Carter Cash served as executive bandleader and keyboardist Tony Harrell as band director.

Each year, the Music Masters series explores the legacy of one of those pioneering figures through a range of events that includes Museum exhibits, lectures, films, a major conference and a tribute concert benefiting the Rock Hall’s education department. Drawing together music experts, artists, fans and friends, these events aim to provide new perspectives on some of the most beloved and influential musicians of the past century. The Music Masters series began in 1996 when the museum paid tribute to Woody Guthrie with a 10-day celebration of his life and legacy. Other honorees have included Aretha Franklin, Muddy Waters, Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew, Janis Joplin, Jimmie Rodgers and more.

Christmas Celebration Tour 2016 Dates:
Nov 1, 2016 Branson, Mo. The Mansion Theatre
Nov 3, 2016 Branson, Mo. The Mansion Theatre
Nov 9, 2016 Branson, Mo. The Mansion Theatre
Nov 10, 2016 Branson, Mo. The Mansion Theatre
Nov 15, 2016 Branson, Mo. The Mansion Theatre
Nov 16, 2016 Branson, Mo. The Mansion Theatre
Nov 17, 2016 Branson, Mo. The Mansion Theatre
Nov 18, 2016 Biloxi, Miss. Golden Nugget
Nov 19, 2016 Lake Charles, La. Golden Nugget
Nov 20, 2016 Paris, Texas Love Civic Center
Nov 25, 2016 Joplin, Mo. Joplin Memorial Hall
Nov 26, 2016 Sioux Falls, S.D. Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science
Nov 27, 2016 Grand Forks, N.D. Chester Fritz Auditorium
Nov 28, 2016 Minneapolis, Minn. State Theatre
Nov. 29, 2016 Dubuque, Iowa Five Flags Center
Nov 30, 2016 Milwaukee, Wisc. Milwaukee Theatre
Dec 1, 2016 Portsmouth, Ohio. Vern Riffe Center For the Arts
Dec 2, 2016 Renfro Valley, Ky.
Dec 3, 2016 Wisconsin Dells, Wisc. Crystal Grand Music Theatre
Dec 4, 2016 Mount Pleasant, Mich. Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
Dec 6, 2016 Lima, Ohio Crouse Performance Hall
Dec 8, 2016 Meridian, Miss Riley Center for the Performing Arts
Dec 9, 2016 The Villages, Fla.
Dec 10, 2016 Sarasota, Fla. Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Dec 11, 2016 Ft. Pierce, Fla.
Dec 12, 2016 Ft. Myers, Fla.
Dec 13, 2016 Jacksonville, Fla. Florida Theatre
Dec 14, 2016 Roanoke Rapids, N.C. The Roanoke Rapids Theater
Dec 15, 2016 Hagerstown, MD Maryland Theater
Dec 16, 2016 Wabash, Ind. Honeywell Center
Dec 17, 2016 Akron, Ohio Akron Civic Center
Dec 18, 2016 Merrillville, Ind. Star Plaza Theatre
Dec 19, 2016 Green Bay, Wisc. Weidner Center for the Performing Arts
Dec 20, 2016 Mason City, Iowa North Iowa Community Auditorium
Dec 21, 2016 Grand Island, Neb. Heartland Events Center
Dec 22, 2016 Burlington, Iowa PZAZZ! Convention and Event Center
Dec. 23, 2016 Nashville, TN Schermerhorn Symphony Center

2016-2017 Celebration Tour Dates:
Oct 28, 2016 Bloomington, Ill. Bloomington Center For the Performing Arts
Nov 5, 2016 Longview, Texas S.E. Belcher Jr. Chapel and Performance Center
Jan 20, 2017 New Braunfels, Texas Brauntex Theatre
Feb 17, 2017 Pala, Ca. Pala Casino Spa & Resort - Event Center
Feb 18, 2017 Palm Springs, Ca. Spa Resort Casino
Mar 12, 2017 Sellersville, Pa. Sellersville Theater 1894
Mar 17, 2017 Warsaw, Ind. Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts
Apr 9, 2017 Florence, Ariz. Country Thunder USA
May 6, 2017 Lincolnton, Ga. Elijah Clark State Park
Jun 22, 2017 Cadott, Wisc. Chippewa Valley - Country Festival

About The Oak Ridge Boys:
The Oak Ridge Boys, who have sold over 41 million units worldwide, are synonymous with “America, apple pie, baseball, pop, rock, gospel and country music.” In addition to their awards and accolades in the country and pop music fields, they have garnered five GRAMMY® Awards and nine GMA DOVE Awards as well as the Mainstream Artist of the Year Award at the ICM Awards. The group—Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen, William Lee Golden, and Richard Sterban—have earned prestigious membership in the Country Music Hall of Fame (2015 Inductees) and Grand Ole Opry, and are known worldwide as one of recording history’s most extraordinary musical successes. They have charted single after single and album after album, celebrating two double-platinum albums and more than 30 Top 10 hits, including No. 1 chart-toppers “Elvira,” “Bobbie Sue,” “Thank God For Kids,” “American Made,” “Y'All Come Back Saloon,” among dozens more. For more information and to view upcoming tour dates for The Oak Ridge Boys, please visit

 Photos by: Amber Patrick



Platinum-Selling Entertainer Joins Star-Studded Rock the Troops Spike TV Special

Outspoken Artist to Appear on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (11/2)

LOS ANGELES, Ca. (October 25, 2016) – On the heels of his No. 1 album debut, Aaron Lewis officially kicked off his headlining SINNER TOUR with a sold-out performance at The Troubadour in Los Angeles, CA last night (10/24). The GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter welcomed the capacity crowd by starting the show the way he does all of his performances - with the Pledge of Allegiance. He then launched into his Platinum-selling hit “Country Boy” followed by the title track from the new album SINNER. The set also included his current single “That Ain’t Country,” “Northern Redneck” and “Mama,” in addition to Staind hit “It’s Been Awhile” and a cover of Richard Marx’s “Right Here Waiting.”

The patriotic entertainer made a stop in Hawaii over the weekend for Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Rock the Troops event. Set to air in December on Spike TV, Lewis showed his appreciation for this Country’s military by performing alongside other A-list entertainers Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Terry Crews, retired Marine Rob Riggle, musicians Lynyrd Skynyrd, Nick Jonas, Flo Rida and Tenacious D, featuring Black and partner Kyle Gass.

Lewis will make his debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, airing November 2 on CBS. While Nashville celebrates at the Country Music Association Awards, the outspoken singer will perform in New York City.

The SINNER TOUR continues to make its run on the West Coast this week, before heading to New York City on November 15 for a special headlining date at The Beacon Theater for Budweiser One Night Only: Aaron Lewis. For additional information and SINNER TOUR dates, visit
 Photo Credit: Jim Wright

Garth Brooks, Jason Aldean, Reba McEntire, Kelly Clarkson, Chris Young, Steve Wariner and Trisha Yearwood unforgettable night in Nashville



Fans Can Exclusively Preview Previously Unreleased Songs From

Nashville, TN - Oct. 25, 2016 - CMA "Entertainer Of The Year" Nominee Garth Brooks marked the unrivaled achievement of becoming the first recording artist in the history of music to earn Seven Diamond Album Certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) last night, as thousands of fans filled every inch of Ascend Amphitheater and descended on the surrounding streets of downtown Nashville, TN to celebrate the monumental milestone.

The atmosphere was palpable, as the festivities commenced with Governor of Tennessee, Bill Haslam welcoming the high-energy crowd by presenting Brooks with a congratulatory custom belt buckle with seven diamonds to highlight each of the awarded albums.  The evening continued as Brooks hosted a diverse group of surprise guests, including Jason Aldean, Kelly Clarkson, Reba McEntire, Chris Young, Steve Wariner and wife Trisha Yearwood.  The hand-picked selection of long-time friends and peers, as well as country music's superstars, brightest stars and icons, took the stage for a set of spine tingling performances. The revered guests all relished the unique opportunity to sing their chosen personal favorite songs from one of Brooks' Diamond Certified albums: Garth Brooks, No Fences, Ropin’ The Wind, The Hits, Double-Live, Sevens and The Ultimate Hits, all of which were recorded in the state of Tennessee.

With the audience in the palm of his hand, Brooks sustained the hit-filled set with seven more songs taken from his Diamond Certified albums, each one crescendoing into a city-wide singalong.  In a special moment, RIAA Gold & Platinum Program and Communications Director, Liz Kennedy Holman, then presented Brooks with his record-setting seventh Diamond Award. The unforgettable night's curtain call was marked by a rousing rendition of Brooks' infamous worldwide smash-hit "Friends In Low Places," for which he was joined back on stage by his earlier special guests, capped off by a breathtaking firework-filled finale.

A stacked-day of landmark events, Brooks also announced yesterday the official track-listing for his much-coveted GARTH BROOKS: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION, a 10-disc boxed set available at Target, featuring Brooks’ upcoming studio album GUNSLINGER and nine discs of curated music from his unrivaled catalog. The collection features 18 previously unreleased tracks, and last night backstage at the show, during his weekly "Inside Studio G" Facebook series, Brooks revealed that fans can exclusively preview a selection of songs, as well as their all-time favorites included in the upcoming boxed set exclusively on USA Today's "Listening Room" at

GARTH BROOKS: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION, will be released on Nov. 11, two weeks prior to Brooks’ upcoming album’s, GUNSLINGER, national standalone street date on Nov. 25. for Pearl Records, Inc.  The first single taken from GUNSLINGER, "Baby, Let's Lay Down And Dance," has instantly captivated country radio and critics with Rolling Stone praising that "the upbeat country tune with Southern rock-inspired guitar riffs has a timeless sound." During the pre-order for the upcoming boxed set, which began yesterday on, fans can purchase a limited-release holiday bundle – the 10-disc collection and CHRISTMAS TOGETHER, the first-ever duets album with Brooks and wife Trisha Yearwood.

Garth Brooks has received seven Diamond awards for seven individual albums from the RIAA for selling over ten million units each, a feat only he can claim, and is the No. 1 selling solo artist in U.S. history certified by the RIAA with over 138 million album sales. Throughout his illustrious career he has won the Billboard Music Artist Achievement Award, NACCP Image Award and has been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the International Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York. Garth also just received his 11th nomination for Entertainer of the Year from the CMA Awards.

 Photo credit: Ben Kerns


Debut Album "Where I'm Comin' From" Available for Pre-order Now

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 25, 2016) - One of 2016's fastest rising stars, Shane Owens' song, "Chicken Truck," featuring Country legend John Anderson, premiered on SiriusXM Outlaw Country's Hillbilly Jim's Moonshine Matinee.  Owens' highly-anticipated debut album, Where I'm Comin' From, will be available through digital retailers beginning December 9.  Click here to pre-order Where I'm Comin' From.  Each album pre-order on iTunes will instantly receive "Chicken Truck" and the extended version of "Where I'm Comin' From."
"Chicken Truck," originally recorded by John Anderson in 1981, reached No. 8 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.  "I have always looked up to John Anderson.  When it came time to put the album together I wanted to include "Chicken Truck."  The song is as country as it gets and speaks to me being from Alabama!  I am honored that he agreed to join me on the track, I hope everyone loves the song as much as I do," said Owens.

Former WWE superstar Hillbilly Jim and his good-for-nothing cousin Spike have set up a white lightnin' still in Mudlick, Kentucky to serve up 200 proof Country and southern-fried rock & roll every weekend.
"I've been hosting the Moonshine Matinee on SiriusXM's Outlaw Country channel going on now for over 11 years.  Every now and again an artist will come along and grab my attention and Shane Owens is one of those guys.  His music and vocal style is very reminiscent of guys like, George Strait, Keith Whitley and George Jones.  Shane Owens is the real deal and him covering a John Anderson classic such as Chicken Truck, I mean really, how can you go wrong," said Jim "Hillbilly Jim" Morris.
To learn more about Shane Owens, visit and follow him on Facebook and Twitter.
Shane Owens on Tour
Oct. 29 - Hangar 33 - Level Plains, Ala.
Nov. 05 - Greater Gulf State Fair - Mobile, Ala.
Nov. 09 - National Peanut Festival - Dothan, Ala.
Nov. 10 - Cherokee Casino - Roland, Okla.
Nov. 11 - North Florida Fair - Tallahassee, Fla.
Nov. 12 - Bayfest - Freeport, Fla.
Nov. 18 - Sylvia's Bar - Pelham, Ga.
Nov. 19 - Malone Pecan Festival - Malone, Fla.
Dec. 02 - Santobe's - Thomasville, Ga.
Dec. 03 - Doo-Dah's Bar & Grill - Albany, Ga.
Dec. 10  - Gunslinger's Saloon -Smiths Station, Ala.
Dec. 16 - Holiday Spectacular - Newton, Ala.
Dec. 17 - Byrd's Nest - Eufaula, Ala.



The Two-Hour Special Tapes Tuesday, Nov. 8 at Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville
Live Audience Encouraged to Bring an Unwrapped Toy to the Taping to Make the Holidays Brighter for Area Children in Need
NASHVILLE – Multi-talented entertainer Jennifer Nettles returns to host “CMA Country Christmas” as some of the most powerful and emotionally moving voices in music come together to celebrate the holidays. Taped in front of a live audience on Tuesday, Nov. 8 (7:00 PM/CT; doors open from 5:30-6:30 PM/CT) at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. 
The popular holiday special is slated to air on the ABC Television Network on Monday, Nov. 28 (8:00-10:00 PM/ET). 
“The taping of ‘CMA Country Christmas’ has become a treasured holiday tradition for Nashville families,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “And watching ‘CMA Country Christmas’ on ABC is equally important as generations gather to celebrate the season.”
Nettles, who is hosting the special for the seventh time this year, will release her first holiday album, To Celebrate Christmas, Oct. 28 on Big Machine Records. Special collaborations highlight lush harmonies with Idina Menzel on “Little Drummer Boy,” the jazz-influenced melody of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman” alongside American-soul sensation Andra Day, and “Circle of Love” penned by friend and mentor Dolly Parton. The Grammy-winning singer/songwriter has kept a full schedule this year, releasing her critically-acclaimed sophomore album, Playing With Fire, joining label mates Cheap Trick for a “CMT Crossroads” that earned a CMT Music Awards nomination for Performance of the Year and headlining the 30+ city “CMT Next Women of Country Tour” across the U.S. and Canada alongside Brandy Clark, Lindsey Ell, and Tara Thompson. Visit for upcoming tour dates and more. 
A popular feature of the “CMA Country Christmas” taping is a toy drive. Audience members are invited to bring an unwrapped toy for deserving children in need throughout Middle Tennessee. In 2015, through a partnership with ABC Television Network and the U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program, CMA collected more than 5,000 unwrapped gifts.
“Providing new toys for deserving children shines a spotlight on a worthy endeavor and reflects the values and spirit of giving found in our artists, industry, and city,” Trahern said.
For updates and information visit or follow us on Twitter @Countrymusic.
“CMA Country Christmas” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer, Paul Miller is the Director, and David Wild is the writer.



LOCASH Recently Topped Charts with No. 1 Single "I Know Somebody"
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 25, 2016) – Major League Baseball announced Reviver Records hot country duo LOCASH, comprised of Chris Lucas and Preston Brust, will perform the National Anthem prior to Game Two of the 2016 World Series on Wednesday, Oct. 26 on FOX.

The country duo recently topped Billboard Country Airplay and Country Aircheck with their smash No. 1 hits “I Know Somebody” and “I Love This Life”. Both singles are included on their new album THE FIGHTERS, their first full-length project with Reviver Records.

The nonstop duo continues their North American tour to promote THE FIGHTERS (available here), which includes additional dates part of Live Nation’s ‘Ones To Watch’ Tour. Rolling Stone Country recently profiled their headlining ‘Ones To Watch’ Tour with Reviver Records labelmate and hot newcomer Michael Tyler (tour dates below). BMLG Records Ryan Follese will also join LOCASH for select shows. CLICK HERE for more information on special VIP packages and tickets.

“I Know Somebody,” follows their chart-topping, RIAA Gold-Certified “I Love This Life.” Both hits are included on their new album THE FIGHTERS (available here), their first full-length project with Reviver Records. “I Know Somebody” has already racked up more than 16 million streams and sold more than 133,000 units. The “I Know Somebody” video is currently on CMT and Great American Country’s Top 20 Countdown (click here to vote).

For more information on LOCASH, visit and follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. CLICK HERE for more information on Live Nation’s ‘Ones To Watch’ shows, special VIP packages and tickets.

Nov. 11 Bogarts – Cincinnati, Ohio.
Nov. 17 Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, Ky.
Nov. 18 Deluxe at Old National – Indianapolis, Ind.
Jan. 05 Terminal West – Atlanta, Ga.
Jan. 06 House of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Jan. 07 House of Blues – North, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Jan. 11 House of Blues – Houston, Texas
Jan. 12 House of Blues – Dallas, Texas
Jan. 13 House of Blues – New Orleans, La.
Jan. 28 The Belasco Theater – Los Angeles, Calif.
Feb. 08 House of Blues – Boston, Mass.
Feb. 09 Irving Place – New York, N.Y.
Feb. 10 The Fillmore Charlotte – Charlotte, N.C.
Feb. 11 The Ritz – Raleigh, N.C.
Feb. 15 House of Blues – Cleveland, Ohio**
Feb. 17 Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, Pa.
March 23 The Cabooze – Minneapolis, Minn.
March 25 Summit Music Hall – Denver, Colo.
April 22 Delmar Hall – Saint Louis, Mo**
*Michael Tyler will not appear on this date
**Ryan Follese will not appear on this date

Nov. 03 Mavericks Live – Jacksonville, Fla.
Nov. 09 Tequila Cowboy Bar & Grill – Pittsburgh, Pa.
Nov. 20 Herrin Civic Center – Herrin, Ill.
Jan. 14 Country Cruising Cruise – January 14-19

Southern Halo Chili Cans

Southern Halo Joins Vietti Vinyl Family & Brings New Look To Famous Chili Cans
Cutting-Edge Country Trio Harvests Another Hit With "Rewind"

Nashville, TN (October 25, 2016) - Cutting-edge Country trio Southern Halo joins the Vietti Vinyl Family and celebrates National Chili Month gracing labels on 30-ounce cans of the brand's signature Chili with Beans.  "We are beyond excited," exclaims Natalia, the group's spokesperson.  "We love autumn and nothing goes better with football, hay rides and bonfires than Vietti Chili."  Click HERE to locate vendors of Vietti products in your area.  

Message from Southern Halo
The successful sibling trio is known for their distinctive individual voices and magical harmonies.  Combined with their fresh, contemporary arrangements, the girls are a perfect match for the Vietti Vinyl Family, which showcases rising stars from various genres of music.  Three Southern Halo songs were chosen to share on the VV website:  their debut smash, "Little White Dress," fan favorite "Living Like That" and their current Top 40 MusicRow CountryBreakout™ Chart hit, "Rewind." The group's self-titled debut CD is available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify.

Radio Disney Country  just aired the last episode of the band's popular 10-week lifestyle web series, SOUTHERN HALO.  The final clip includes Natalia, Christina and Hannah in typical high-energy style from the RDC stage at CMA Music Festival 2016.

Since landing in the National finals of the 2014 Texaco Country Showdown, these Mississippi natives have worked hard honing their craft.  They've gone from regional to national acclaim and opened for Maren Morris, Love and Theft, Brantley Gilbert, Eric Paslay, Tyler Farr, Randy Houser, John Michael Montgomery, Parmalee, Old Dominion, Craig Campbell, Julie Roberts, American Young and B.B. King.

Short-listed in's insightful feature on trending all-female bands, the group has recently enjoyed media coverage on Radio Disney Country, WREG TVParcbench,, Indie Music Magazine and Country Music Minute
ABOUT Vietti Chili
The maker of Vietti Chili, Zwanenberg Food Group (USA), Inc., produces and merchandises a broad variety of products for U.S. distribution and for export.  Vietti Chili Incorporated as a Nashville-based company in 1936 and remained under family ownership until 2006, when it became a part of Choice Food Group, Inc.  In March 2011 the Nashville operation was acquired by Zwanenberg Food Group BV, based in The Netherlands. With net sales of EUR 350 million, ZFG is a prominent European producer of deli meats and a leading producer and exporter of meat preserves.
ABOUT Southern Halo
The Morris sisters hail from Cleveland, Mississippi in the heart of the musically-diverse Delta region.  Natalia is the principal songwriter, guitarist and lead vocalist, while Christina plays drums. Younger sister Hannah is the group's bassist.  They recorded their first EP with Alabama's Jeff Cook, and their fall 2015 CD, SOUTHERN HALO, with SESAC's 2012 Writer of the Year Catt Gravitt (Kelly Clarkson, Jake Owen) and Gerald O'Brien (writer of hits for Martina McBride, Trace Adkins) at the helm.  They headlined Sara Evans' Rock The South Festival in Cullman, Alabama, performed at an elite pre-GRAMMY Awards show on the rooftop terrace of the GRAMMY Museum ® at LA Live in Los Angeles and launched Townsquare Media's "Say It With Pepsi" Concert Series in Illinois. 

Stay Social with Southern Halo:
Twitter: @3halos
Instagram:  officialsouthernhalo
YouTube: southernhalorocks

 Photo Credit: Pete Horne

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