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John Berry Will Headline Your Living Room! Time Running Out for Kickstarter Rewards

News & ViewsJohn Berry Will Headline Your Living Room!
Time Running Out for Kickstarter Rewards

Calling all fans of country music great John Berry!! How would you like an autographed copy of John’s upcoming album? Would you like to join him in the studio and see how the magic gets made? Maybe you might like him to sing “Your Love Amazes Me” to your spouse at an intimate anniversary party in your living room. You can have all of these things, but you’d better act fast, because John’s Kickstarter campaign is coming to a close and nearing the finish line.

The 40-day long Kickstarter began in July with a goal of raising $50,000, money which will pay for the production of a two disc set. As of Tuesday, Aug. 4, the project’s Kickstarter has generated $41,000 in pledges and is within striking distance of its goal. And, with only four days left to support the new album project, fans should not waste any time. Otherwise, they run the risk of missing out on some really great perks.

“I am so honored that my fans are rallying to support this project,” said John. “We’re excited to get started, get into the studio, and to lay down some great tracks for the new album. And it’s all being made possible by the fans, which touches my heart.”

Among the dozens of rewards offered to Kickstarter pledges are:
• digital downloads of the Christmas CD, a six-song bonus disc featuring inspirational holiday music, for $10
• a signed and personalized copy of the two-disc set, for $40
• a tee-shirt proclaiming your support of the project, $60
• invitations to the CD listening party in Nashville, $600
• a day in the studio with John to work on the album, $800
• a 30-minute miniconcert with John and his guitar appearing via Skype or Facetime, $1,200
• a private performance from John at the event of your choosing, $9,000
The untitled project will be a two-disc set. The first disc will feature 10 brand new country songs that he says are “absolute John Berry.” The second disc in the set comprises five inspirational and Christmas songs. This is the second Kickstarter-funded independent album Berry has produced. His previous album, RealMan.RealLife.RealGod., was produced as a result of a successful Kickstarter campaign.

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New EP From The Cains NOW Available On iTunes

Press ReleasesNew EP From The Cains NOW Available On iTunes

Country’s newest sibling harmony band, The Cains, have released their self-titled EP to fans today, Tuesday, July 21. The five-track EP is available on iTunes, Amazon and other major digital retailers.

The Cains features songs co-written by the group’s Logan, Madison and Taylor Cain, with additional writer credits, including Jaida Dreyer, Stephony Smith, Billy Lawson, Ed Hill, Becki Devries and Dave Thompson. The EP was produced and mixed by Daniel Agee.

Leadoff single, “Journey’s End” is a sentimental ballad about love, family and hope, and is currently playing On The Horizon on Sirius XM’s The Highway.

Of the new music, Logan Cain commented, "It's funny that we are 'releasing' this EP because that's the word that comes to mind when I think about these songs - release. Now that we can share this record with the world, I feel such a release. We've poured everything that we are into this project and cannot wait for the fans to hear it. From top to bottom, this EP captures exactly who we are as artists."

The two sisters and brother from Hartselle, Ala. have shared a lot over the years, but their passion for music is what has brought them together as The Cains, a country band with unique harmonies and a variety of influences. Taylor, Madison and Logan Cain are not only singers and songwriters, but also multifaceted entertainers and musicians who play guitar, piano, bass, harmonica, mandolin, drums and more. Their original music features compelling, edgy lyrics that evoke emotion and is inspired by a vast combination of genres from country, soul and pop to Americana, folk and contemporary Christian.

Most recently, the group partnered with Bravo TV to write and perform exclusive re-cap tracks for the network’s hit reality television show, “Southern Charm.” The group wrote and recorded original tunes, all titled “Southern Charm,” that musically recount episodes within the series.

In March of 2015, hot off the heels of a successful radio debut and packed performances at Country Radio Seminar 2015, The Cains broke onto the U.K. Country music scene with their first international appearance at London's Country to Country (C2C) festival, Europe's largest and most well-attended Country music event of the year. After their wildly successful C2C performances, the group landed a cover feature and four-page spread on the UK’s leading Country music magazine, Up! Country Magazine. The group has also recently inked a booking agreement with Nashville’s The Kinkead Entertainment Agency.

For more information on The Cains, view their website at www.TheCainsOfficial.com and follow them on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
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Tickets for Darius Rucker's "Southern Style Tour" Fall Leg On Sale Friday

Press ReleasesTickets for Darius Rucker's "Southern Style Tour" Fall Leg On Sale Friday

Three-time GRAMMY Award winner and the man the Star Tribune dubbed “the best male singer in country music,” Darius Rucker, recently announced the fall leg of his Southern Style Tour. Tickets to the first date in Chicago, Ill. on October 8 will go on sale this Friday, July 24. Over 15 more stops planned for the fall of 2015 will go on sale in the coming weeks.

The second leg of the Southern Style Tour begins October 8 and will run through Thanksgiving. Rucker will bring David Nail and A Thousand Horses out on the road with him. Critics have said “the chillest dude in Nashville” (Rolling Stone) has had the ability to “defy expectations” (Asbury Park Press) on the tour.

More than 400,000 fans have turned out to catch the rocking, raucous show, which has featured rising stars Brett Eldredge and A Thousand Horses. The summer run is on track to reach 700,000 tickets sold by summer’s end.

Rolling Stone recently debuted Rucker’s video for new single “Southern Style” last week. The video, directed by Peter Zavadil and produced by Jennifer Rothlein, features Rucker performing around his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina. “Southern Style” is the second single from his Capitol Records Nashville album of the same name, which was Rucker’s fourth No. 1 country LP. Lead single “Homegrown Honey” recently reached No. 1 as well, giving him seven chart-topping songs.

For more information about Rucker and to buy tickets, visit www.DariusRucker.com and follow @DariusRucker on Twitter.

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Restless Heart & Friends Unite for Benefit Concert to Fight Hunger in Middle Tennessee

News & ViewsRestless Heart & Friends Unite for Benefit Concert to Fight Hunger in Middle Tennessee

Legendary country music group Restless Heart will take the stage with friends Charlie McCoy and Michael Lington on September 22, 2015 at the historic Franklin Theatre for a very special cause. The evening of music with Restless Heart & Friends will shine a spotlight on the issue of hunger in Middle Tennessee while raising funds for One Generation Away - a non-profit organization dedicated to the idea that we are just one generation away from eliminating racism, denominationalism and poverty in America. All we have to do is act.

“One in four children and one in six of the general population, often the elderly, are going hungry, and it’s in our power to do something,” stated founder Chris Whitney. “There’s no doubt we can all make a huge difference to families in need. For every dollar donated, we can purchase $16 of retail food. In addition, the artists are generously donating their time and talent, and Jay Ellis of HALO Heating and Cooling graciously donated the evening at The Franklin Theatre. These blessings show we’re on the right track.”
Restless Heart’s Dave Innis and his wife Adrienne offered their full support after hearing about the organization through their church. “Restless Heart is humbled to be a part of promoting such an amazing organization as One Generation Away.” said Innis. “Lending our time and talents seems like a small thing in comparison to the hard working volunteers who are providing groceries to families in need. We are on board to help OneGen get the word out about who they are and what they are doing, so that they can expand their mission throughout the state and beyond: Wiping hunger off the face of America.”

The event will also include a VIP Meet & Greet from 6:30 - 7:30 pm for event sponsors featuring the exciting new group No Signal, plus a Silent Auction featuring one-of-a-kind memorabilia and experiences. All proceeds go to support One Generation Away and Tennessee families. Tickets on sale to the public Saturday, July 25th at the historic Franklin Theatre. Doors open at 7:30 pm, showtime at 8 pm.

For additional information on Restless Heart, visit www.restlessheartband.com
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NEW YORK, Ny. (July 20, 2015)—On August 28, 2015, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release the phenomenal concert film George Strait – The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium on DVD and Digital Formats [MSRP $14.98].

In 2014, the man known who has earned the moniker “The King Of Country” embarked on the second leg of his record-breaking two-year North American concert tour. The aptly titled 2014 The Cowboy Rides Away Tour was unique in that the tour featured a special guest on each weekend, so when it culminated in the year’s grand finale, filmed on June 7, 2014 at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas in front of a North American indoor concert record-breaking 104,793 in attendance, it was only fitting that several of George’s friends joined for the celebration.

The Cowboy Rides Away is an all-star musical production, featuring appearances by Jason Aldean, Ray Benson, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, and introducing George “Bubba” Strait, Jr. Strait who join Strait to deliver a 40-song set rich with hits from across his career including the following: “Unwound,” “The Chair,” “Amarillo By Morning,” “Check Yes Or No,” “Give It Away,” “Troubadour,” “All My Ex’s Live In Texas” (featuring all of the guest stars), and many more.

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Columbia Records Nashville recording artist Chase Rice has been touring steadily for the last five years--building a strong following, city-by-city in the flyover, but this year he has sharpened his skills as a performer after watching 8-time Entertainer of the Year Kenny Chesney while on the road with him for over 40 dates on The Big Revival Tour. An experience that Rice proclaims ignited an idea to continue the momentum from the summer into the fall with his own headlining tour, JD and Jesus Tour 2015, beginning in October.
"When I was playing football in college, I learned the most about my peers --and my competitors-- by studying their moves on and off the field," shares the North Carolina native. "Inadvertently at first but now out of this drive to personally be better for our fans, I have been engaging in the same practices I did while in school: observing and performing alongside Chesney and [Eric] Church, two of my musical heroes, on stage night after night. But in doing so, I have honed my own style, and so when this tour ends, I want to make sure my fans know they need to be ready because we're nowhere near done for the year."
Rice has tapped The Cadillac Three as a special guest for select appearances, ensuring a raucous vibe on the tour.
Dates and on-sale information will become available later this week.
Rice is one of country music’s fastest rising stars. As Taste of Country notes: “Chase Rice has seemingly come from out of nowhere to become one of the hottest young artists in country music over the last few years.”
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Warner Bros./Warner Music Nashville recording artist Chris Janson is in the market for some reliable transportation, and it doesn’t even need to float.
“Everyone asks if I've gotten a boat,” Janson said with a chuckle. “For now we are thrilled to have a bus that runs!”
The problems started when Janson, his wife and kids, band and road crew showed up at Country Fest in Cadott, Wisconsin, in late June. Their bus, however, did not, and they had a performance the next day at Lakes Jam in Brainerd, Minnesota – a not inconsiderable 235 miles away.
With no wheels available, Janson took matters into his own hands, renting a U-Haul truck and a car. With Janson behind the wheel, he, his family, the band and crew moved on to join Toby Keith’s Good Times & Pick Up Lines Tour presented by Ford F-series at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Detroit.
Janson has since gotten a new bus and is out on the road playing select solo and festival dates around the Keith tour. The Nashville singer-songwriter’s nearly Top 15 hit “Buy Me a Boat” continues to float up the charts and is well on its way to gold certification with more than 360,000 copies sold. He also made his first television appearance on NBC’s “Today” and has performed more than 100 times on the Grand Ole Opry.
For more information about the rising country star or to buy tickets, visit www.ChrisJanson.com and follow @janson_chris on Twitter.
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John Berry Kickstarts New Album Project

Press ReleasesJohn Berry Kickstarts New Album Project

When John Berry and his wife, Robin, relocated to Nashville last summer, he knew it would spur creative energy. Now, less than a year later, Berry is looking forward to getting back into the studio for the follow-up to his 2011 record, RealMan.RealLife.RealGod.

“Robin and I were given the chance to move to Nashville last summer and it has been awesome! I have been renewed musically and taken advantage of every opportunity I could to submerse myself into the writing world,” Berry said. “I cannot recall spending this much time writing since I last wrote Standing On The Edge Of Goodbye in 1995. I have truly enjoyed this resurgence of creativity.”

Berry’s untitled project will be a two-disc set. The first disc will feature 10 brand new country songs that he says are “absolute John Berry.” The second disc in the set comprises five inspirational and Christmas songs.

To secure funding for his new album, the independent recording artist knew exactly where they would go. For his previous album, Berry relied on fans through the crowdsourcing site Kickstarter. He’s hoping to recapture that success for his upcoming album. For the upcoming project Berry is looking to raise $50,000 in 40 days.

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Big & Rich Breaking New Ground with Historic New Album Release

Press ReleasesBig & Rich Breaking New Ground with Historic New Album Release

Country superstars Big & Rich, Big Kenny and John Rich, are celebrating 10 years of hit music making with their highly-anticipated new album, Gravity. It’s the multi-platinum selling duo’s fifth studio album and is set to launch on September 23, 2014. Big & Rich’s lead-off single for the project, “Look at You” has already proven a chart-climbing success. Their first studio album, Horse of a Different Color, was released by Warner Bros. in 2004, producing four straight hits, including the iconic "Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)." Other accolades include being first-rate songwriters, producers and musicians with a roster of collaborations and hits produced or penned for various artists including Jason Aldean, Gretchen Wilson, James Otto, Martina McBride, Faith Hill, Merle Haggard, Bon Jovi, John Anderson, Willie Nelson, Jewel, Keith Anderson, Hank Williams, Jr., John Legend, Wyclef Jean, Tim McGraw, Ky-Mani Marley and Cowboy Troy.

In addition to the latest recording project, the larger-than-life duo has formed its own label, Big & Rich Records, a partnership with Kobalt Label Services. Big Kenny describes the business venture and forthcoming CD as a platform for gaining creative control of their trailblazing musical legacy. "This is an exciting and intense time in the history of Big and Rich. We continue to embrace all the change that happens in our business of entertainment. As artists, we are now at the place where we can finally gain complete creative control. That's huge. It allows us to be true to ourselves and be the trailblazers we've always risked being. We want to be important to Country music. It's important to Big and Rich. It is our musical legacy. Our new album title is perfect. Big and Rich can now really feel the Gravity. We are counting our blessings," he says.

John Rich adds, "We couldn't be happier with how the fans and radio are responding to our new music! To take on the challenge of being your own label and slugging it out with the majors is a gambler's move, but BK and I are happy to just let it all ride.”

Big & Rich are generating rave reviews for the summer leg of their 2014 concert tour with shows spanning across the U.S. and Canada. Cities among upcoming stops for the tour include Orlando, Grand Rapids, Spokane, Hampton, Panama City and more.

For the latest updates or information on a concert near you, visit: http://www.bigandrich.com. Here’s a link to the current single, “Look At You”: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/loo...d797028801
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Hunter Hayes Premiering "Tattoo" Video on CMT Platforms Today

Press ReleasesHunter Hayes Premiering "Tattoo" Video on CMT Platforms Today

Multi-talented and multi-platinum recording artist Hunter Hayes is entering a new dimension with the fresh music video for his current single, “Tattoo,” premiering worldwide across CMT platforms and on more than 120 Clear Channel country station websites, along with the newly launched CMT Artists App for iPhone and Android today, July 28. Directed by Kristen Barlowe, the street-art-inspired piece brings “Tattoo” to life with animated graphics, graffiti art and of course, a beautiful brunette who plays the muse to Hayes’ energetic performance.

Hayes has been dropping hints about the new video in the weeks leading up to the premiere, sharing exclusive sneak peeks with CMT.com, Rolling Stone Country, People.com, Perez Hilton, Taste of Country and Country Weekly.

“With a song like 'Tattoo,' it's a very visual thing," Hayes told PEOPLE Country. "Lyrically, the goal is to bring you to a place where all these artistic elements of inspiration come to life around you. So, for the video, rather than just explain how a relationship can inspire you, we wanted to go beyond the expected and make a musically inspired moment jump out of a two-dimensional space."

Written by Hayes and fellow Nashville songsmiths Barry Dean and Troy Verges, “Tattoo” is the second single off of Hayes’ chart-topping sophomore album, Storyline. Previous hits for the four-time GRAMMY nominee include the consecutive No. 1 smashes “Wanted,” “Somebody’s Heartbreak” and “I Want Crazy,” as well as Storyline’s moving lead single, “Invisible.”

Hayes just completed the international leg of his promotional tour for Storyline and is currently headlining dates across the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit www.HunterHayes.com or connect on Twitter and Facebook @HunterHayes.

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