KID ROCK SETS LITTLE CAESARS ARENA ATTENDANCE RECORD WITH 86,893 ATTENDEES IN SIX SOLD-OUT SHOWS

Kid Rock 09.25.17

Kid Rock wrapped up six explosive sold-out shows in his hometown of Detroit at Little Caesars Arena, setting the attendance record with 86,893 tickets sold and bringing thousands of fans to The Motor City. From “Born Free” and “Batwitdaba” to “Picture” and “All Summer Long,” Kid Rock gave his fans a little bit of every genre he covers. Not only was Kid Rock the inaugural act for the venue, but he also opened Kid Rock’s Made in Detroit restaurant at the recently completed Little Caesars Arena. The restaurant features an array of contemporary food and music inspired by the award-winning musician.
 
The recording artist has blazed his own trail in the music...

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WANDA JACKSON LAUNCHES PLEDGE CAMPAIGN; GIVES FANS A CHANCE TO PURCHASE UNIQUE COLLECTIBLES WHEN THEY PRE-ORDER AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Wanda Jackson 09.25.17

Legendary rockabilly and country music pioneer Wanda Jackson is giving fans a chance to purchase one-of-a-kind personalized collectibles and memorabilia along side their pre-order of her new autobiography through a PledgeMusic campaign. You can pre-order and purchase bonus items ...

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EXILE ANNOUNCES FAN APPRECIATION CONCERT AT WILDHORSE SALOON

Exile 09.25.17

Pop/Country crossover hitmakers, EXILE, announce a fan appreciation concert at the Wildhorse Saloon October 17. Soon-to- be announced special guests will help the band kick off the road to their 55th anniversary "No Limit Tour" in 2018. Partnering with WSM-AM for the free show, Exile is set to perform at 6 p.m CT with special guests starting at 4 p.m. CT.


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FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, JASON DERULO, DOLLY PARTON, JUSTIN MOORE AND MANY MORE FEATURED IN THE LATEST EPISODE OF “THE PICKUP”

Dolly Parton 09.22.17

Continuing the tradition of bringing you the latest in country music news, “The Pickup” starts by paying tribute to two country music artists taken way too soon. CMA and ACM winnerDon Williams and Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry both died on September 8. Williams passed away at the age of 78 after a battle with emphysema. Gentry was tragically killed in a New Jersey helicopter crash headed to a concert on the East Coast for later that night. Gentry was 50 years old.

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JAZZ MUSICIAN BARRON RYAN RELEASES PIANO RENDITION OF MICHAEL JACKSON'S "DON’T STOP 'TIL YOU GET ENOUGH"

Barron Ryan 09.19.17

Today, contemporary jazz musician Barron Ryan released his solo piano rendition of the Michael Jackson classic “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough.” The stirring cover shows off Barron’s exceptional talent and pays tribute to one of the world’s greatest artists.

"Making pop tune covers is both extremely challenging and some of the most fun I have at the piano,” he mentions. “I have to play music everybody has already heard while trying to find subtle (and sometimes not-so-subtle) ways to surprise them. If someone responds by saying, ‘Wow, I like that as much as the original,' then I've done accomplished my goal.”

Barron just released his newest album, ...

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OFFICIALLY, JUSTIN MOORE “KINDA DON’T CARE”

Justin Moore 09.19.17

Rooted in his rural upbringing, Justin Moore's"Kinda Don't Care" proves he is nothing but 100% genuine. His new single emulates the mentality loyal fans have come to expect from him, as his Southern drawl impacts Country radio today. The title track from Moore’s fourth studio album follows back-to-back No. 1’s with “You Look Like I Need a Drink” and “Somebody Else Will” and was most-added right out of the gate making it the third single from the project to hit that mark.
 
Tunesmiths Rhett Akins, Ross Copperman and Ben Hayslip penned “Kinda Don’t Care” precisely reflecting Moore’s no-frills sensibilities. The air of laissez faire...

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THE ASSOCIATION FOR RECORDED SOUND COLLECTIONS ANNOUNCES WHISPERIN’ BILL ANDERSON WINNER OF 2017 AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE

Bill Anderson 09.19.17

The Association for Recorded Sound Collections has awarded Country Music Hall of Famer Bill Anderson and author Peter Michael Cooper with Best Historical Research In Recorded Country Music for their work Whisperin’ Bill Anderson: An Unprecedented Life In Country Music. The Awards will be presented at a ceremony on May 12, 2018 during ARSC’s annual conference.

Winners are chosen by a committee consisting of three elected judges representing specific fields of study, two judges-at-large, the review editor of the ARSC Journal and the President or past President of ARSC.

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RHONDA VINCENT RETURNS FROM SUCCESSFUL INTERNATIONAL TOUR

Rhonda Vincent 09.19.17
The International “Queen of Bluegrass” returns from a week of traveling abroad. Rhonda Vincent kept a jet-setting pace, flying from New York City to Dublin, Prague, and Zurich, before returning on Sunday.

The All American Bluegrass Girl, along with the Most Award Winning Band in Bluegrass Music History, “The Rage” performed amongst the breathtaking beauty of Prague, Czech Republic and Gstaad, Switzerland.

“The response was overwhelming,” Rhonda stated. “It is such an amazing feeling to know our music transcends beyond borders, languages, and cultures. Music is a universal language, and we certainly felt the love by the ovations received after every...
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COUNTRY REWIND RECORDS TO RELEASE TIMELESS, A COLLECTION OF CONWAY TWITTY HITS AND HIDDEN RECORDINGS

Conway Twitty 09.18.17

Conway Twitty, one of America's most-loved musical performers of all-time with 55 No. 1 one hits to his credit (second only to George Strait) created a musical legacy that continues to endure and thrive almost a quarter-century after his passing in 1993 There haven't been many releases of unreleased music from the Country Music Hall of Fame member over the years, but that will...

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‘MISS COUNTRY SOUL’ JEANNIE SEELY CELEBRATES 50 YEARS AS A MEMBER OF THE GRAND OLE OPRY

Jeannie Seely 09.18.17

Miss Country Soul’ Jeannie Seely celebrates 50 years as a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Exactly 50 years to the day she was first inducted on September 16, 1967, Seely performed her Grammy®-winning classic “Don’t Touch Me” and other favorites before being joined on stage by fellow Opry member Bill Anderson and Opry General Manager Sally Williams to mark the occasion with gifts and presentations. Seely becomes the sixth woman in country music history to reach the milestone, joining Minnie Pearl, Jean Shepard, Wilma Lee Cooper, Loretta Lynn and Connie Smith with that...

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