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Country Music News International Newsletter November 24. 2016

Country Music News International Newsletter November 24. 2016

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Dianna Corcoran on Country Music News International Radio Show interviewed by Christian Lamitschka – November 24. + 25. + 27. + 28. 2016 http://countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.de/2016/11/dianna-corcoran-on-country-music-news.html


MORGAN WALLEN PERFORMED DEBUT SINGLE “THE WAY I TALK” ON TODAY IN NASHVILLE http://countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.de/2016/11/morgan-wallen-performed-debut-single.html

LOCASH TO HEADLINE FREE FRANKLIN AMERICAN MORTGAGE MUSIC CITY BOWL POSTGAME CONCERT http://countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.de/2016/11/locash-to-headline-free-franklin.html

TEGAN MARIE IN CHICAGO’S MAGNIFICENT MILE LIGHTS FESTIVAL TREE LIGHTING PARADE SATURDAY (11/19) http://countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.de/2016/11/tegan-marie-in-chicagos-magnificent.html


KELSEA BALLERINI AND JOEY ALEXANDER TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE “MY FAVORITE THINGS” http://countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.de/2016/11/kelsea-ballerini-and-joey-alexander-to.html



The Country Music Hall of Fame® & Museum Celebrates The Delmore Brothers With Live Music & Reflections http://countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.de/2016/11/the-country-music-hall-of-fame-museum.html

Ryan Laird Interview by Christian Lamitschka for Country Music News International Magazine http://countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.de/2016/11/ryan-laird-interview-by-christian.html




BIG LOUD MOUNTAIN AND TREE VIBEZ MUSIC SIGN SONGWRITER CAMERON MONTGOMERY http://countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.de/2016/11/big-loud-mountain-and-tree-vibez-music.html



CD Review: ALLEN KARL & DONNA CUNNINGHAM - Doin' Those Country Covers http://countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.de/2016/11/cd-review-allen-karl-donna-cunningham.html

CD Review: TRADITIONAL FIDDLE MUSIC OF THE OZARKS - Along The Eastern Crescent http://countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.de/2016/11/cd-review-traditional-fiddle-music-of.html

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Music Video: Sir Waldo Weathers Cold Sweat with The Soul of James Brown http://countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.de/2016/11/sir-waldo-weathers-cold-sweat-with-soul.html

Music Video: Sir Waldo Weathers - The Soul of James Brown @ The Hofmeister Festival 2016 http://countrymusicnewsinternational.blogspot.de/2016/11/waldo-weathers-soul-of-james-brown.html

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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CMA Songwriter Series: LIVE LIFE LIKE A SONG

While in Nashville attending the CMS's earlier this month, I was afforded the rare opportunity to witness from 5 amazing songwriters testify as to what happens "behind the scenes" when one writes a song. The CMA Songwriter Series: LIVE LIFE LIKE A SONG was held at the Country Music Hall of Fame's prestigious CMA Theater offering ideas, inspiration, and how to magically transform those "bolt of lightening strike ideas" into creating a #1 Hit song. Ideas ranging from watching a movie, reading a book, hearing a conversation in a restaurant, and even the driven desire to write a song about jumbo shrimp! Inspiration is all around us, we just have to stop, listen, and write it all down (even on napkin, if need be) before we forget. Once the song is written, it needs to be recorded, pitched to artists, and then wait,( sometimes for many years), for a slew of rejections before the song finally gets cut by an artist.

The five songwriters offered their stories as to how they wrote certain songs, or how they pitched a song to an artist. Both Country Music Hall of Famers, Don Schlitz and Gary Burr, along with Gary's very talented wife, Georgia Middleman, and the both Warren Brothers; Brad and Brett. All five offered a menagerie of helpful insights, funny stories about their songwriting, and tips into writing a song. 
 
Those of us who write songs know the importance of jotting down every idea when it hits us, much like Gary Burr and his "jumbo shrimp" song. Gary confessed his passion for jumbo shrimp and thought to himself, "I should write a song that has jumbo shrimp in it", and so he did with a song entitled "NOTHIN' BOUT LOVE MAKES SENSE", recorded and released by LeAnn Rimes.
Or maybe you just love beer so much you decide to, and I quote the Warren Brothers here, "write the stupidest song ever", entitled, "RED SOLO CUP".

Maybe you have an artist approach you wanting to write a specific song for a specific event, or about a certain special person; much like when Tim McGraw approached the Warren Brothers about writing a "Dear John Letter" song about a soldier returning home from war. The stunning and heart-string tugging of "IF YOU'RE READING THIS" earned The Warren Brothers a Grammy nomination and #3 on the Billboard country chart in 2007. Tim climbed into a car once to meet with the Warren Brothers to hear some songs they had written. They had barely pitched a few words of the first song to Tim when he said, "Nope". Second song a "Nope"; the third song a "Nope". Tim had rejected all three songs pitched, then asks, "Do you have anything else?" The Warren Brothers pulled "IT FELT GOOD ON MY LIPS" out of their hat, and Bingo the song hit #1 and stayed at #1 three weeks in a row! With Brett accompanying on the harmonica, the duo also performed their #1 song, cut released by Dierks Bentley, "MAKE HER FEEL THAT FIRE", and Keith Urban's duet with Taylor Swift, "HIGHWAY DON'T CARE".
Jokingly, Gary Burr, told us he is from Connecticut where there is no country music, only the Beatles and Paul McCartney while growing up. Spending many of his years as an electrician he decides to start writing songs in his spare time and at night after a hard day's work in a hot and stuffy attic. This being back in the days of MTV and being the newest thing, Gary gets a call saying someone is cutting one of his songs! He gets all excited thinking he's going to be the next biggest songwriting sensation: he throws all his electrical tools in the trash can, quits his job, and tells his boss he is now a bonafied songwriter! Later that day he is told, "I hope you know it will take at least 9 months to get paid for your song through any Publishing Company". The next day he returns to work like he had never quit the day before, gets his tools out of the trash, and goes back to work for nine more months. "LOVE'S BEEN A LITTLE BIT HARD ON ME" was Gary's first ever song cut and released, and was one of the first ever videos aired on MTV. He also went on to write "A THOUSAND WILD HORSES", "BATON ROUGE", and "A THOUSAND TIMES A DAY" recorded by Patti Lovelace and George Jones, all affording him the prestigious Songwriter of the Year and Hall of Fame status.
Gary's lovely wife, Georgia Middleman, started the CMA Songwriter Series with the song Reba cut and released "I'LL HAVE WHAT SHE'S HAVING" which was also in the movie "WHEN HARRY MET SALLY". The first song Middleman ever wrote only took about 30 years to get cut and recorded.  After failed promises of a "cut" from several artists and being "put on the shelf", Keith Urban and Capital Records releases "BABY I'M IN" on his album "RIPCORD" which reached #1 on the Billboard charts. While living in Texas and working as a waitress, Middleman, wrote the song "TABLE 32". It is only a 2.5 minute song, short by most standards, but it took her 5 years and two awesome co-writers who finally understood her story, to write it, and get the song cut. Most of you know or have heard of the t.v. sitcom, NASHVILLE, I am sure. Georgia wrote "WHEN SOMEBODY NEW COMES ALONG" and is known for a certain wedding that took place on the show. Georgia had to tell the story of how her hubby had a huge "Showcase" at the BlueBird Cafe in Nashville before she performed this next song for us that night. She said, " He had all his music, a full band, and even had a moonlighting backup singer who was a receptionist by day. He was so excited after finishing his showcase set, only to see everyone but one person still there. He walks up, introduces himself as Gary, only to have the Warner Brothers representative ask if he could meet Gary's backup singer. Gary introduces his backup singer saying, 'Meet my backup singer, Faith Hill'". Faith Hill later went on to record Gary's song, "FIND SOMEBODY NEW".
Well known and acclaimed country music songwriter and Country Music Hall of Fame honoree, Don Schlitz, has earned 2 Grammy's as well as 4 ASCAP Country Songwriter of The Year Awards. Mr. Schlitz got his 1st big break back in 1978 when the first song he wrote and took him to Songwriter status was Kenny Rogers' country cross-over hit and Kenny's "signature" song, "THE GAMBLER". Among Schlitz's biggest hits are "FOREVER AND EVER, AMEN", which was also a "signature" song for Randy Travis, and "WHEN YOU SAY NOTHING AT ALL" by Keith Whitley. POTUS, George H. W. Bush, also commissioned Schlitz to write a theme song for his "Points of Light" program. "POINT OF LIGHT" rose to #3 on the country charts for Randy Travis back in 1991. He also performed "HELLO AMERICA" released by Alabama, and the Bluebird Cafe's "TATTOO REDO".

It was a great night full of "behind the scenes" stories, great music, songwriting tips, and inspiration alike! LIVE LIFE LIKE A SONG gave us all new meaning and inspired us all to write from our hearts, even if we seem crazy, or as Gary was jokingly referred to as, "dumb but infectious" by some when starting his music career.

I hope everyone enjoys themselves and haves a great week! It's time for me to start cooking the cornbread, the turkey, some collard greens, and lots of yummies for our Thanksgiving feast! Until next time...... Peace Out!!
 -Penney D. Holley

Cc: pdh/Country News International 22Nov2016

MORGAN WALLEN PERFORMED DEBUT SINGLE “THE WAY I TALK” ON TODAY IN NASHVILLE

MORGAN WALLEN PERFORMED DEBUT SINGLE “THE WAY I TALK” ON TODAY IN NASHVILLE 

Title Track Of Current EP Is Climbing The Country Radio Charts


Pictured (L-R): Morgan Wallen, TODAY in Nashville host Kelly Sutton and guest co-host Craig Wayne Boyd

NASHVILLE, TN (November 23, 2016) - Big Loud Records’ Morgan Wallen performed his steel-driven anthem and chart-rising debut single “The Way I Talk” on TODAY in Nashville to kick off the Thanksgiving week (11/21). As the second artist signed to headline-grabbing label, Wallen is already making waves in the genre thanks to his dynamic vocal presence and a sound straight out of the modern South. 

In case you missed it, watch Wallen’s performance here:

“The Way I Talk” has already logged an impressive 3 million plus plays on Spotify and early media raves with Taste of Country claiming it “both charming and genuine…” while Billboard praises “The lyrics are smart, Wallen’s vocals are convincing, and there’s an intensity to the chorus that makes it all worthwhile.” The buzz-worthy title track is off of Wallen’s debut EP available now.

Wallen is currently in the studio with superstar producer Joey Moi working on his debut album in between captivating audiences around the country as he opens for Chris Lane. 

About Morgan Wallen
Born about three hours from Nashville in Sneedville, Tenn. (also home to bluegrass legend Jimmy Martin), Wallen was a star on the baseball diamond, attended the same high school as country superstar Kenny Chesney, and has deep roots in the church. With a hard-rock loving preacher for a father and a mother who couldn’t get enough country and contemporary Christian music, Wallen began performing for his local congregation at the tender age of 3 and went on to develop a strong love of country, rock and hip-hop. After moving to Music City in 2015, he’s spent the last year developing his writing skills with hitmakers like Craig Wiseman (“Live Like You Were Dying”), Rodney Clawson (“Dirt”), Chris Tompkins (“Drunk on a Plane”), the Warren Brothers (“Highway Don’t Care”), Tommy Cecil (“Home Alone Tonight”) and Matt Dragstrem (“Sippin’ on Fire”), and has been honing his studio poise with award-winning producer Joey Moi. 

For more information about Morgan Wallen and tour dates, visit www.morganwallen.com

 Photo Credit: Courtesy of Sweet Talk Publicity

LOCASH TO HEADLINE FREE FRANKLIN AMERICAN MORTGAGE MUSIC CITY BOWL POSTGAME CONCERT

LOCASH TO HEADLINE FREE FRANKLIN AMERICAN MORTGAGE MUSIC CITY BOWL POSTGAME CONCERT


Duo Also Set to Perform National Anthem
  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 23, 2016) – The Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl is excited to announce a special appearance by country music duo LOCASH at this year’s inaugural postgame concert. Scheduled for approximately 7:00 p.m. CST on Friday, Dec. 30 immediately following this year’s bowl game, this free event is part of the Bowl Week festivities for the 19th annual Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl. The concert will take place on the stage at the intersection of 1st Avenue and Broadway.

The duo of Preston Brust and Chris Lucas will also perform the National Anthem for the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl. Kickoff for the game is set for 2:30 p.m. CST. Their current single, “I Know Somebody,” reached #1 on the Billboard Country Airplay charts.

In addition, country/pop rock artist, Megan Ruger, will sing “God Bless America” as part of the pregame festivities. Ruger was a contestant on Blake Shelton’s team during Season 6 of “The Voice.”

About LOCASH:
Reviver Records hot country duo LOCASH includes Baltimore, Maryland native Chris Lucas and Indianapolis, Indiana’s Preston Brust. Their smash No. 1 hit “I Know Somebody” topped Billboard Country Airplay and Country Aircheck after their RIAA Gold-Certified “I Love This Life” single ascended to the top of the charts. Both hits 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, which includes additional dates part of Live Nation’s ‘Ones To Watch’ headlining tour. LOCASH is also featured in Comcast Built Ford Tough® dealer advertising campaigns and in Pennzoil® Garage sessions. Visit LOCASHmusic.com to see when their high-energy show is coming to a city near you! For more information on LOCASH, visit locashmusic.com and follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

About the Bowl:
The Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl (501(c)(3) non-profit organization) is an annual post-season collegiate Bowl featuring the Southeastern Conference against the Atlantic Coast or Big Ten Conference. Since its inception, the Bowl has produced over $268 million in direct economic impact. Distributed nationally to millions of viewers and listeners on ESPN and ESPN Radio, the Bowl is Nashville’s Holiday Tradition. For more information, call the Bowl office at 615.743.3130 or visit the Bowl online at MusicCityBowl.com. Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: @MusicCityBowl

TEGAN MARIE IN CHICAGO’S MAGNIFICENT MILE LIGHTS FESTIVAL TREE LIGHTING PARADE SATURDAY (11/19)

TEGAN MARIE SPARKLED ATOP RADIO DISNEY’S FLOAT WITH THE PERFORMANCE OF UPCOMING HOLIDAY SINGLE “JUST ANOTHER NIGHT” IN CHICAGO’S MAGNIFICENT MILE LIGHTS FESTIVAL TREE LIGHTING PARADE SATURDAY (11/19)



NASHVILLE, TN (November 23, 2016) – 13-year-old country sensation Tegan Marie sparkled atop Radio Disney’s float in the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival Tree Lighting parade in Chicago on Saturday (11/19). Although the Windy City lived up to its name, the country charmer radiated as she waved to the crowd of people along the route and performed her soon-to-be released holiday single “Just Another Night,” available at digital retailers on December 2. The special aired live on Chicago’s ABC7 and will air nationally across 150 markets this holiday season.


Earlier in the week, Tegan honored Smokey Robinson, the 2016 recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, with a stunning performance of “My Guy” at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. Samuel L. Jackson hosted the evening’s festivities that also featured appearances by the honoree, Aloe Blacc, Gallant, Berry Gordy, CeeLo Green, JoJo, Ledisi, Kip Moore, Corinne Bailey Rae, Esperanza Spalding, The Tenors and BeBe Winans. The special will air on PBS nationwide at 9 p.m. ET on February 10.

A native of Flint, MI, the burgeoning singer-songwriter released her catchy single, “Lucky Me,” last spring with 100% of the proceeds going to children directly affected by the water crisis in her hometown. She stunned listeners this summer when she released her breathtaking rendition of Florida Georgia Line’s #1 smash hit “H.O.L.Y.,” which garnered 17 million plus views on Facebook and led to high-profile media looks including her national TV debut on ABC’s Good Morning America and US Weekly's “Buzzzz-o-Meter” feature.  She also caught the attention of the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team who invited her to perform the national anthem at their last home game prior to the Olympics. After debuting on the Radio Disney Country stage at the CMA Music Festival in June, Tegan has played shows with country stars Hunter Hayes, Thomas Rhett, Cam and Chris Stapleton.

Discovered by girl platform Sweety High, Tegan first shared her videos on their site when she was only 7 years old. Her sweet, clean vocals and sensitive interpretations now have girls (and moms) across the nation clamoring for more. In their words, she is “your new obsession.” Tegan has received over 60 million video views in the last 120 days with unprecedented social engagement.

For more information on Tegan Marie, visit teganmarie.com.

Reach out to her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Sweety High

RAELYNN JOINS BLAKE SHELTON ON 2017

RAELYNN JOINS BLAKE SHELTON ON 
2017 DOING IT TO COUNTRY SONGS TOUR

Rising Singer-Songwriter To Open For Her Voice Mentor On 13-Date Run

Current Single “Love Triangle” Launches Into The Top 35 At Country Radio





Photo Credit: Joseph Llanes
Nashville, Tenn. (November 23, 2016) – Warner Bros. Records/Warner Music Nashville recording artist RaeLynn will join her former Voice mentor and friend Blake Shelton as the opener on his 2017 DOING IT TO COUNTRY SONGS Tour. The pair made the announcement Monday night (11/21) via a Newlyweds-style game on Facebook Live, and will kick things off in Bakersfield, CA on February 16, 2017.

With her current chart-rising single “Love Triangle” launching into the Top 35 this week at country radio, tallying 311 million plus cumulative career streams, and debut album WILDHORSE (produced by Jimmy Robbins and Nicolle Galyon) set for release in 2017, the sky’s the limit for this rising star as she heads into the New Year.

“We had such a blast this fall, I'm so grateful Blake asked me to join him again this spring! Can't wait for y'all to come out!” exclaims RaeLynn.

Fans can catch a glimpse of what they can expect from RaeLynn’s electrifying live show here on her 2016 Tour Highlights Video.

Tickets for the Bakersfield, Portland, Sacramento, San Jose and Chicago shows will go on sale beginning December 2, with the remaining dates following on December 9. American Express® Card Members have the opportunity to purchase tickets before the general public. Full tour dates and onsale information below.

About RaeLynn
ACM New Female Vocalist of the Year nominee RaeLynn’s current single “Love Triangle” is the powerful first track from her Warner Bros. Records/Warner Music Nashville debut WILDHORSE, currently available for pre-order and set to release in 2017. “Love Triangle” tells her personal story in a way that "is a raw and emotional account of what it’s like to be the child of divorced parents" (People Magazine), which media and fans have immediately gravitated to, evidenced by the single hitting Top 10 sales per spin while the music video has racked up 2.7 million views since release. The remainder of the 12-track album, 11 of which were co-written by RaeLynn herself, is a broader look into her life over the past few years since her breakthrough on NBC’s hit show, The Voice. Selected as a 2017 “Country Artist to Watch” by Pandora Radio, RaeLynn has tallied 311 million plus cumulative career streams. She is poised to follow in the early success of her Top 10, GOLD-certified song “God Made Girls” that sold more than 850,000 downloads, been streamed more than 75 million times, nominated for 2016 Radio Disney Favorite Country Song, earned her recognition as one of CMT’s Next Women of Country and was the highest charting debut single by a solo female in 2014. The music video has accumulated more than 23 million views and earned her a pair of CMT Music Award nominations for Female Video of the Year and Breakthrough Video of the Year in 2015.

DOING IT TO COUNTRY SONGS Tour Dates:

DATE                         CITY
2/16/17                      Bakersfield, CA
2/17/17                      Los Angeles, CA
2/23/17                      Portland, OR
2/24/17                      Spokane, WA     
2/25/17                      Seattle, WA
3/3/17                        Fresno, CA
3/4/17                        Las Vegas, NV
3/9/17                        Sacramento, CA
3/10/17                      San Jose, CA
3/11/17                      San Diego, CA
3/16/17                      Evansville, IN
3/17/17                      Chicago, IL
To Be Announced      Omaha, NE

• American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets in Bakersfield, Portland, Sacramento, San Jose and Chicago before the general public beginning Friday, November 25 at 10am local time through Thursday, December 1 at 10pm local time.

• American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets in Los Angeles, Spokane, Tacoma, Fresno, Las Vegas, San Diego, and Evansville before the general public beginning Friday, December 2 at 10am local time through Thursday, December 8 at 10pm local time.

For more information on RaeLynn, visit www.raelynn.com.

KELSEA BALLERINI AND JOEY ALEXANDER TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE “MY FAVORITE THINGS”

KELSEA BALLERINI AND JOEY ALEXANDER TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE “MY FAVORITE THINGS” FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON
Superstar Country Sweetheart and Brilliant Pianist Collaborate To Create New Christmas Classic
Standout Performance Airs During CMA Country Christmas Special Nov. 28 on ABC


Nashville, Tenn. (November 23, 2016) – Country music’s superstar sweetheart Kelsea Ballerini teams with critically acclaimed, two-time Grammy nominated pianist Joey Alexander to release their collaboration on “My Favorite Things” to all digital retailers November 25. The classic tune from Sound of Music was the title track of Alexander’s debut instrumental album in 2015, which hit #1 on the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. With the addition of Ballerini’s charming contemporary vocals, the two create a new Christmas standard for every generation to love for years to come.
“I’m really proud of the work we’ve done and excited to share our new holiday single with the world.”​
"Putting out 'Favorite Things' with Joey has been one of my proudest and most exciting projects and moments so far," beams Ballerini. "He is so incredibly talented and, more so, so humble. Being in the studio and listening to him play so effortlessly over and over really challenged me to be my best. I'm so excited for people to hear this!"
Their performance of the beloved song was a standout from 2016’s CMA Country Christmas special, with Ballerini’s bright voice taking on a smoky hue over the sophisticated stylings of Alexander’s keyboard work. The newly-recorded studio version will be serviced to country radio for the holiday season, and fans should tune in to watch these young talents make musical magic on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry when CMA Country Christmas airs November 28 and Christmas Eve on ABC.
About Kelsea Ballerini:
Kelsea Ballerini has launched to stardom with releasing three consecutive #1 smashes from her critically acclaimed, GOLD-certified debut album THE FIRST TIME; the PLATINUM-certified "Love Me Like You Mean It” and GOLD-certified hits “Dibs” and “Peter Pan,” making her the only female artist in Country music history, including female duos and groups, to achieve this accolade. The talented singer/songwriter wrote all 12 songs on her debut. Abuzz with high-profile media looks, the Black River Entertainment artist has been named “The Country Sweetheart” in People Magazine’s elite “Ones to Watch” portfolio, touted by Billboard Magazine as “Country’s Next Queen,” praised by Rolling Stone as the “Nashville It Girl,” selected as one of CMT’s Next Women of Country, and this summer co-hosted alongside Arsenio Hall on ABC’s summer replacement series Greatest Hits. Awarded Billboard’s “Rising Star” honor at the prestigious 2015 Women In Music event, Ballerini continues to gain recognition with scoring her first-ever ACM Award win for New Female Vocalist of the Year, the fan-voted Radio Disney Music Award for The Freshest - Best New Artist (all genre), the American Country Countdown Award (ACCA) for Breakthrough Female of the Year, and most recently the 2016 CMT Artists Of The Year Breakout Artist of the Year honor. Following her run on Rascal Flatts' nationwide RHYTHM & ROOTS TOUR, she is currently out on her first solo headlining tour – THE FIRST TIME TOUR. For more information, please visit KelseaBallerini.com and reach out to her on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram
About Joey Alexander:
Joey Alexander has held the #1 spot at jazz radio for seven consecutive weeks with his sophomore album titled “Countdown,” produced by Grammy Award winning Jason Olaine and featuring three original compositions (“City Lights,” “Sunday Waltz” and “Soul Dreamer”). It is the highly anticipated follow-up to his critically acclaimed debut, My Favorite Things, which hit #1 on the Billboard Jazz Albums chart and was nominated for two Grammy Awards (“Best Jazz Instrumental Album” and “Best Improvised Solo”), making Joey the youngest jazz artist ever nominated for a Grammy. He performed live on the Grammy telecast this year, introduced by Recording Academy President Neil Portnow and received a standing ovation. The 13-year-old pianist from Bali, Indonesia, who made his U.S. debut at Lincoln Center before his 11th birthday, has been interviewed by Anderson Cooper for 60 Minutes; has been featured on CNN with Christiane Amanpour; has been interviewed/performed on The Today Show and NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, and has appeared on the front page of the New York Times. The 2016 Downbeat Magazine Critics Poll “Rising Star” winner, who has performed for Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, sells out tour dates weeks in advance. Time Magazine calls him a Next Generation Leader.  Newport Jazz Festival founder George Wein, among the first to book him, says this kind of musical genius only comes round every 20 to 40 years. For more information, please visit JoeyAlexandermusic.com and Motema.com.
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