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Trailblazing Bluegrassers Sideline To Headline Select Dates Throughout The Fall

Nashville, TN (September 11, 2019) -- Trailblazing Bluegrassers, Sideline, are set to headline select dates at a variety of venues throughout the Fall. The group will wrap up a milestone year with a #1 single ("Crash Course In The Blues") and 125 shows (that included tours of Canada and Ireland) under their belts. Additionally, Sideline is nominated for their first IBMA awards - for Song of the Year ("Thunder Dan") and Instrumental Recording of the Year ("Cotton Eyed Joe").

 

 

Bobby Messano Rips The Slide From Summer To Fall With October Run

Nashville, TN (September 9, 2019) -- Triple-threat singer/songwriter/guitar monster Bobby Messano rips the slide from summer to fall with an October run of dates that includes a wild mix of solo performances, duo shows with keyboardist/vocalist Bob Malone (John Fogerty) and full band appearances. "The change ups should keep things interesting," notes the virtuoso.

 

 

Amazing Metal Sculptor Albert Nahman Debuts At Age 82

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- It's never too late to climb your first mountain, write your first novel ... or stun the art world with a spectacular debut.

This is the truth exemplified by Albert Nahman, whose first-ever art opening at age 82 offers inspiration to doers and dreamers of all ages - while also introducing an artist whose work merits the highest critical accolades.

 

Brinn Black Releases New Video -72's - A Glorious Cinematic Fix

Nashville, TN (August 2, 2019) -- Brinn Black's newest music video, 72's, is a glorious cinematic "fix." The piece was directed by Cory Brandon Clay (Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban, CMA Fest, CMT) and edited by Jake Bonham for The Jukebox Romeos.

The video's official broadcast premiere is set for TONIGHT at 11 p.m. CT to the 22 MILLION - plus households serviced by the Heartland TV Network. The clip will air again on the network tomorrow at 5 p.m. CT, and on Monday, August 5 at 1 p.m. CT; the online partner for the launch of 72's is Roughstock. Last night, industry insiders were treated to a special invitation-only preview party at the CMA Event Hall.

 

 

Bobby Messano Releases Video For Tasty New Single,"Lemonade"

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Coinciding with the release of his sizzling new album LEMONADE, session player and stage mainstay Bobby Messano simultaneously debuts the title cut's video today.

The network premiere takes place at 2 p.m. Eastern on the Heartland TV Network viewed by more than 22.4 million households throughout the United States. Ten additional airings will follow over the next week.

 

 

Southern Halo Joins Pepsi MidAmerica's Country4Country Kickoff Concert Lineup

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Fast-rising dynamic sister trio Southern Halo has joined Pepsi MidAmerica's Country4Country campaign and will take the stage at the official kickoff concert on July 21 in Marion, IL at Rent One Park. Headliners include Country superstars Lady Antebellum, platinum-selling artist Chris Janson, Billboard "Artist to Watch" Jordan Davis, and rising Country artist Tucker Beathard. Opening acts scheduled to appear alongside Southern Halo are Ashlyn Grayce, James Robert Webb, Lexanna and Elvie Shane.

 

Blues-Rock Guitarist Bobby Messano To Release New Solo CD, Lemonade

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --  Bobby Messano has conquered every musical challenge he's faced. He's topped the Billboard Blues Album chart. His searing solos and sizzling backup grooves have ignited albums by Gloria Gaynor and Peter Criss; Clarence Clemons trusted Messano to play the only guitar break on his Hero album. Steve Winwood, Foreigner's Lou Gramm and country artist Rodney Atkins are among the headliners who have tapped him to serve as music director.

 

Southern Halo Debuts "Sunshine" Music Video

Nashville, TN (June 7, 2019) -- Southern Halo lights up the beaches and the boardwalks in their new music video, "Sunshine." The clip brings to life the perfect coastal summer with cut offs, camaraderie and cold ones - making for vibrant viewing while providing a singalong vibe.

 

MARTY BROWN Returns To CMA Fest With Performance Trifecta

Nashville, TN (June 3, 2019) -- Singer/songwriter Marty Brown returns to CMA Fest with a performance trifecta. The popular entertainer kicks off the week with a 4 p.m. performance today at Center Stage Live at The 615 Hideaway (broadcasting on Facebook Live), and on Friday, June 7, he will take the CMA Spotlight Stage for a 3:30 p.m. performance followed by a meet & greet. That evening, the Kentucky native will host a Fan Club gathering and show at Martin's Bar-B-Que (410 4th Ave South, Nashville) at 7 p.m.

 

Brinn Black Burns For More On "72's

Nashville, TN (May 31, 2019) -- Singer/songwriter Brinn Black burns for more attention from her lover in her newest release, "72's." Comparing the obsession her partner has for his beloved Marlboros to the attention she receives from him, Brinn finds herself on the short end of the stick and wondering why. The track starts off with a slow-burning spark that explodes into an all-consuming fire. The song is dynamic, the lyric adept; Black's voice seductive. The result is a performance that is every bit as addictive as love - or nicotine - and it's streaming now on all platforms; radio can find "72's" on Play MPE.

 

Buckle Up Now - Marty Brown's AMERICAN HIGHWAY Album Is OUT

Nashville, TN (May 17, 2019) -- It's time to buckle up! Marty Brown's much-anticipated new album, AMERICAN HIGHWAY, is out and available for purchase now. The gregarious Kentuckian officially launched the project last night as he wooed industry insiders and select guests with a party at B.M.I.-Nashville's posh digs. Today, the Country star guests on WSMV-TV's Today In Nashville show, an appearance that follows visits to Country Aircheck, MusicRow Magazine and All Access earlier this week.

 

"Sunshine" Is Heating Things Up For Southern Halo

Nashville, TN (May 6, 2019) -- Southern Halo's new single, "Sunshine," is impacting radio now and things are definitely heating up for the siblings from Mississippi. Already this month, the group has been named to Taste of Country's Five Artists To Watch In May list, announced a new partnership with luxury upcycle brand Spark*l, launched a Mother's Day promotion with ongoing partner 1800flowers, and set a May 29 date for their debut appearance in-the-round at the legendary Bluebird Café. Additionally, the trio is shooting a new companion music video for the groove-oriented tune, plus writing and recording songs for an upcoming project.

 

MARTY BROWN Explores Road Less Traveled With New CD, AMERICAN HIGHWAY

Nashville, TN (April 19, 2019) -- MARTY BROWN explores the lesser traveled musical road on his new CD, AMERICAN HIGHWAY. Set for May 17 release, the Plowboy Records' disc is Brown's first in two decades - and shows just how far a little exploration can take an artist. This is a righteous, joyful foray that features stylistic growth and gentle genre bending - and Brown is proud to share production credits with the revered Jon Tiven (B.B. King, Wilson Pickett, Waylon Jennings) with whom he co-wrote all of the disc's 10 songs.

 

Southern Halo Delivers Summer Escape with "Sunshine"

Nashville, TN (April 9, 2019) - Today, Southern Halo delivers a summer escape with "Sunshine," a groove-oriented, electrified wave of sound that lifts the listener out of the winter doldrums with high-energy musicianship and dynamic sibling harmonies. Written by Love and Theft's Stephen B. Liles  and Eric Gunderson, along with Southern Halo's lead singer/songwriter Natalia Morris, the track was produced by Catt Gravitt.

 

Marty Brown Guest Hosts Country Classics TV Show

Nashville, TN (April 1, 2019) Singer/songwriter Marty Brown kicks off a four-episode guest hosting run on Country Classics TV show today, with new shows set to broadcast on April 8, April 15 and April 22. The weekly half-hour program is filmed at the Willie Nelson & Friends Museum in Nashville and features interviews and music videos from classic Country artists like George Strait, Willie Nelson, Pam Tillis, George Jones, Tanya Tucker and others. Country Classics airs domestically on Heartland TV and The Family Channel, and internationally on Country TV (NZ), Keep It Country (UK) and Cayman 27 (Cayman Islands). Check your local listings for air dates and times.

 

Marty Brown Releases Romantic, Sun-Drenched Video For "Umbrella Lovers"

Nashville, TN (March 19, 2019) - Country entertainer and hit songwriter Marty Brown has released a romantic, sun-drenched companion video for his new single, "Umbrella Lovers." The clip, produced, directed and filmed by Brown, premiered yesterday on Taste of Country

 

TUNE IN Marty Brown Rocks The "Global Front Porch" Of RFD-TV's WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour

Nashville, TN (February 28, 2019) - America's Got Talent alum MARTY BROWN rocks the "global front porch" of the WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour Friday, March 1 at 6:00 p.m. Eastern. The popular, traditional-style radio program is filmed for television and broadcasts on the RFD TV network in major markets nationwide, including Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, New York and Boston. The show airs on 500+ affiliated public radio stations; check RFD-TV for additional channel and airing information, including a Wednesday, March 6 repeat. For a sneak peek of Marty performing on the show, click HERE.

 

Legendary Producer Fred Foster Has Died

Fred Luther Foster passed away peacefully last night following a short illness with his family at his side. Foster was born July 26, 1931, in Rutherford County, North Carolina, the youngest of eight children. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vance Hampton and Clara Marcella (Weaste) Foster, and siblings Albert Glen, Estelle, Charles Vance, Ray, Pauline, Ethel Lou, and Ann. He is survived by his son Vance Foster, and daughters Micki Foster (Greg) Koenig, Leah Foster (Dillon) Alderman, Brit Foster (Judd) Rothstein, and Kristen Foster and grandchildren Rachel DiGregorio, Rhys and Tess Rothstein, and Penelope Kirschner. He is also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews.

 

Entertainer Marty Brown Returns To Country Radio With Hypnotic New Single, "Umbrella Lovers" 

Nashville, TN (February 18, 2019) - Entertainer Marty Brown returns to Country radio via Play MPE with "Umbrella Lovers," a hypnotic new single from his upcoming CD, AMERICAN HIGHWAY, for Plowboy Records. With a laid-back, big-city vibe and Brown's distinctive vocal, this is a record that will drive you to grab your lover and stroll your day away. Jangling guitars, a slight "island vibe" and easy vamps keep the track moving while a "live" room sound makes this a radio stand out. Taste of Country premiered the audio track earlier this month, and Country Rebel gave a shout-out to sweethearts on Valentine's Day with a special acoustic video performance of the song. Fans can hear "Umbrella Lovers" on SoundCloud now; the single was co-produced by Jon Tiven (B.B. King, Wilson Pickett, Waylon Jennings) and Brown, and will be available for purchase March 15. 

 

Charley Pride: I'm Just Me, PBS American Masters Premieres Friday, February 22 At 9 PM Eastern

Nashville, TN (February 18, 2019) - American Masters - Charley Pride: I'm Just Me traces the improbable journey of Charley Pride - from his humble beginnings as a sharecropper's son in segregated Sledge, Mississippi - to his career as a Negro League baseball player - to his meteoric rise as a trailblazing music superstar. This new, 52-minute documentary reveals how Pride's love for music led him from the Delta to a larger, grander world. The show airs on Friday, February 22 at 9 p.m. Eastern and begins streaming via pbs.org/americanmasters and PBS apps on Saturday, February 23.
 

 

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