“GRACEFUL LIVING” IS ABOUT LIVING WELL THROUGH FAITH, FAMILY, FRIENDS, MUSIC, AND MORE
NASHVILLE, TN – (February 27, 2012) – Multi-platinum selling trio, Point of Grace (Shelley Breen, Leigh Cappillino, Denise Jones), is launching a new lifestyle and music radio show entitled “Graceful Living,” in support of the group’s ongoing platform to encourage others through their music and authentic lifestyle.
The weekly show will be syndicated through KMG Networks, with advertising sales being handled by AdLarge Media.
Beginning March 3, 2012, the 3-hour, music intensive family-friendly radio show will be launched to Contemporary Christian and Country stations and will include helpful tips and content that can be used in everyday life. The inspiring show will feature Shelley, Leigh and Denise sharing their lives as moms, wives, sisters and friends, and will include occasional celebrity guest appearances with Point of Grace’s friends from music, movies and TV.
“Shelley, Leigh, and Denise are naturals on the radio, with a unique 20 year connection to the life-group of the Contemporary Christian and Country formats, that has a universal appeal amongst women and men, and families,” remarked Gary Krantz, President & CEO of KMG Networks. “In addition, there is a long list of both Faith-based and General Market advertisers that want to reach this audience in a safe, compelling programming environment.”
“Graceful Living provides AdLarge’s advertisers the opportunity to align their products and services with an optimistic radio program, led by ambassadors of hope, faith, and family,” shares Gary Schonfeld, Co-Founder and CEO of, AdLarge Media. “This is one of those perfect, family-friendly environments for all advertisers”
Since forming at Ouachita Baptist University 20 years ago, the GRAMMY® nominated group has sold more than 7 million albums and earned 24 consecutive No. 1 singles (27 total including radio staples “Steady On”, “The Great Divide” and “Circle of Friends”), a feat unmatched by any artist in any genre. They have won 13 Dove Awards and been nominated for two GRAMMY Awards.
For more information about “Graceful Living,” visit www.gracefullivingradio.com.
RONNIE MILSAP, STONEWALL JACKSON, BOBBY LEWIS & JIM ED BROWN SET TO HOST ERNEST TUBB MIDNITE JAMBOREE IN MARCHBy My Country Space
George Thorogood and 38 Special to Join Bocephus on Select Dates
NASHVILLE, TN (February 22, 2012) - Never one to stay silent for long, country music Icon, Hank Williams Jr., is set to embark on a multi-city tour throughout the country kicking-off on March 3 in St. Augustine, FL. With 16 dates (and more to be added) and a new album on the horizon, the outlaw is sure to make some noise while sharing his timeless music with new and old fans alike.
Williams, who has 20 gold albums, six platinum albums, 13 chart-topping albums, and 10 No. One singles will perform hits like “A Country Boy Can Survive,” “Dixie on My Mind,” and “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight.” In addition, fans can look forward to hearing new material, written within weeks of his 2011 controversial remarks.
Hank Jr.’s tour will visit the following cities:
3/03/12 – St. Augustine, FL – The St. Augustine Amphitheatre
3/04/12 – Plant City, FL – Florida Strawberry Festival
4/06/12 – Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum (w/ 38 Special)
4/07/12 – Tuscaloosa, AL – Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre (w/ 38 Special)
4/13/12 – Duluth, GA – The Arena at Gwinnett Center (w/ 38 Special and Jamey Johnson)
4/14/12 – Charleston, WV – Charleston Civic Center Coliseum (w/ 38 Special and Jamey Johnson)
4/27/12 – Southaven, MS – Landers Center (w/ Josh Thompson and Jamey Johnson)
5/11/12 – Evansville, IN – Ford Center (w/ 38 Special and Jamey Johnson)
5/12/12 – Dayton, OH – Nutter Center (w/ 38 Special and Jamey Johnson)
5/18/12 – Bossier City, LA – Centurylink Center (w/ 38 Special and Jamey Johnson)
5/19/12 – Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena (w/ Jamey Johnson)
7/27/12 – Cheyenne, WY – Cheyenne Frontier Days (w/ Chris Young)
8/04/12 – Davenport, IA – Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds
8/16/12 – Louisville, KY – Kentucky State Fair, Freedom Hall (w/ George Thorogood)
8/17/12 – Des Moines, IA – Iowa State Fair, Grandstand (w/ George Thorogood)
8/18/12 – Sedalia, MO – Missouri State Fairground (w/ George Thorogood)
Ticket information, on-sale dates, and fan club promotions will be available at www.hankjr.com.
About Hank Williams Jr.
With more than 70 albums to his credit, Williams has a fascinating career to reflect upon for a legend still in his prime. His discography chronicles a bold profile of growth from adored offspring of a legendary father, to titan of the modern country rock movement in his own right. For two decades, America came to its collective feet each fall Monday night when this larger than life superman of a musician looked into the camera and unleashed the national anthem for viewers of Monday Night Football – ‘Are you ready for some football?’ Those simple words have won Williams an entirely new generation of fans and given him the distinction of being the first country performer to ever win an Emmy. Williams has also been named Entertainer of the Year five times, and most recently was the recipient of the 2009 Academy of Country Music “Pioneer Award”.
Newcomer Lizzie Sider is Making Her CRS Debut
At just 13, Lizzie has already performed and co-written with top names including Liz Rose, Keith Follese and Jamie O'Neal. She has been honored to perform the national anthem for more than 10 major sporting events.
Winner, Florida Barbizan State competition for singing, modeling and acting, 2010. First Place, Los Angeles IMTA (International Model Talent Association) singing competition. Finalist , Boca Raton, Florida Stars Competition, 2010 and 2011.
Meet and hear Lizzie perform at CRS on Thursday, 5-8 p.m. and Friday, 2-6 p.m. at the Renaissance Suite 2314.
Check her out at www.lizziesider.com.
Country Star Neal McCoy Returns With New CD, XII, March 6th
Returning to country music after a five year-hiatus, multi-platinum recording artist Neal McCoy’s highly anticipated new album, XII, will be released March 6, 2012. Produced by CMA’s reigning Male and Female Vocalists of the Year, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, and renowned guitar-slinger, Brent Rowan, this Blaster Records’ debut is McCoy’s 12th studio album. Already creating a buzz amongst top media outlets, McCoy’s upcoming television appearances include a satellite media tour in New York, and segments on “Hannity,” “Huckabee,” “411 Live,” and “Better TV,” to name a few. Plus, McCoy returns to host GAC’s highly-rated, Top 50 Videos of the 2000s, debuting February 20, 2012.
“Neal is not only a friend of mine, but my hero,” commented Blake Shelton about working with McCoy on XII. “Our first priority with this album was that Neal only cut songs that he truly loved and was excited about. That was very important to us.” Miranda Lambert added, “It was a blast seeing Neal and Blake together…had the place laughing all the time. I think fans will hear three different artists coming together on this album with their individual takes on the music.” Read More>>>
From Pittman to New Faces, CRS Will CookWhen the Country Radio Seminar returns to town Feb. 22-24, keynote speaker Bob Pittman will set a powerful tone on Wednesday morning that will get even more intense all the way through to the closing New Faces Show on Friday night.
Pittman, who has previously run media giants MTV and AOL, is now CEO of the biggest radio company, Clear Channel Media. For the Country Radio Seminar (CRS), a timely and must-hear keynote speech has become an annual highlight.
“The whole focus on the keynote speakers is to try to get someone that is topical and who brings a unique perspective,” said Bill Mayne, executive director of the Country Radio Broadcasters, the organization which puts on CRS. “Last year, we had Ken Lowe, who pretty much invented cable TV at Scripps. And with the work Bob Pittman did with MTV and AOL, and now his role at Clear Channel, it’s important for our radio people to hear the perspective of these leaders.” Read More>>>
Lucy's Country Cafe and Bobby Pinson Present "Sing For Your Supper" Wednesday Writers Night Sponsored By the Nashville Music Guide, BMI, and Nashville Muse
Opened by hit singer/songwriter Bobby Pinson and his wife Lucy, the restaurant is located at the Blue Bar in the heart of Nashville's Midtown right off Music Row.
"Sing for Your Supper" tomorrow evening inside the Blue Bar on Division St. from 7-to close. Friends and colleagues of Bobby Pinson will be performing and the food will be plated and served at tables.
The lineup for this week's "Sing For Your Supper" includes David Ray, Nikki Shannon Fernnandez, Eric Landes, Crystal Hoyt, Dave Turnball, Trent Willmon, Keith Anderson, Chad Warrix, The Beagles and Bobby Pinson .
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ARE YOU READY FOR SOME COUNTRY?
BEST OF HANK WILLIAMS JR. (ALL MY ROWDY FRIENDS)
LAUNCHES FROM CURB RECORDS MARCH 27TH
Country Icon Proves Again Why He’s A Pop Culture Giant
Album available exclusively at Walmart
(Nashville, Tennessee) — February 20, 2012 – Fans of Hank Jr. can kick the wintertime blues with the announcement from Curb Records of the March 27 release of a retrospective collection of signature hits from the iconic superstar. The package will feature 22 of Hank Jr.’s best songs that span decades of his high octane music making career, that includes high points such as Family Tradition, A Country Boy Can Survive, All My Rowdy Friends Are Comin’ Over Tonight,and Whiskey Bent And Hell Bound.In the history of recorded music, perhaps no ‘second generation’ heir to a musical dynasty has surpassed superstar status to become a true American icon as boldly as Hank Williams, Jr. With stacks of gold and platinum lining his walls amid Grammys and Emmys and the reflection of the nearby crowns of Entertainer of the Year resting comfortably on his mantle, Jr. has carved a giant niche in the annals of the record industry. Stepping from the shadows of the greatness of Hank Sr. the current incarnation of family greatness is unique in Hank Jr’s relevance and the amazing influence of his music and image as part of America’s pop culture. He is by any definition a 21st century pop culture force to be reckoned with.
Along the way, as witnessed by the new Curb package, Hank Jr.’s music has become rooted as a unique creative barometer consistently reflecting both our nation’s challenges and the resilience of human nature in general—and Hank’s creative finger on the pulse of culture in particular. From the familiar shout of "Are You Ready For Some Football" to the brooding country patriotism of "A Country Boy Can Survive," Hank is seemingly permanently woven in the midst of America’s daily soundtrack of life--from football, to politics, to his latest reincarnation of the Williams family’s traditional way with a song.
"Whiskey Bent And Hell Bound"
"Women I've Never Had"
"The Blues Man"
"Dixie On My Mind"
"All My Rowdy Friends (Have Settled Down)"
"A Country Boy Can Survive"
"If Heaven Ain't A Lot Like Dixie"
"All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight"
"Country State Of Mind"
"Born To Boogie"
"If The South Woulda Won"
"There's A Tear In My Beer" (with Hank Williams)
"Red, White, & Pink-Slip Blues"
"Bartender Song (Sittin’ At The Bar)" (with Rehab)
"All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming For Monday Night Football"
Whether old or new friend or fan of Hank’s, the March 27 release from Curb offer a singular reminder across the span of all 22 tracks: Now in a sixth decade of making music, Hank’s totally ‘done it his way’.
and Miranda Lambert, and Guitar Slinger, Brent Rowan
Nashville, TN (February 20, 2012) - Returning to country music after a five year-hiatus multi-platinum recording artist Neal McCoy’s highly anticipated new album, XII, will be released March 6, 2012. Produced by CMA’s reigning Male and Female Vocalist of the Year, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, and renowned guitar-slinger, Brent Rowan, this Blaster Records’ debut is McCoy’s 12th studio album. Already creating a buzz amongst top media outlets, McCoy’s upcoming television appearances include a satellite media tour in New York, and segments on “Hannity,” “Huckabee,” “411 Live,” and “Better TV,” to name a few. Plus, McCoy returns to host GAC’s highly-rated, Top 50 Videos of the 2000s, debuting February 20, 2012.
“Neal is not only a friend of mine, but my hero,” commented Blake Shelton about working with McCoy on XII. “Our first priority with this album was that Neal only cut songs that he truly loved and was excited about. That was very important to us.” Miranda Lambert added, “It was a blast seeing Neal and Blake together…had the place laughing all the time. I think fans will hear three different artists coming together on this album with their individual takes on the music.”
Some of Nashville’s best writers—including Tom Douglas, Rivers Rutherford, Jamey Johnson, Allen Shamblin, Rhett Akins, and newcomers Luke Laird, Brett Eldredge, Geroge Terren and Barry Dean, came forward to contribute their very best songs. The end result from the ‘consummate live performer’ is a new collection that offers a little something for every listener. From the bouncy, bright, feel good single, “A-OK,” (featuring Lambert and Shelton on background vocals), to the infectious bar-room, toe-tapper, “Shotgun Rider,” to the engaging ballad, “Judge a Man by the Woman,” and classic, “Van Gogh,” the project is chock full of good music.
“It’s like my shows, a little bit of everything that makes music special,” said McCoy. “XII has a little bit of church, a little bit of bar-room, a couple ballads that’ll encourage, and a real Texas thing about finding your groove in the midst of heartbreak with a cold beer and a good jukebox.” Blake and Miranda had definite ideas about what this should be – you almost couldn’t hold ‘em back.”
Recently listed as one of the Top 10 USO Tour Entertainers since the organization’s inception in 1941 (at number eight, between John Wayne and Marilyn Monroe), it has been 21 years since McCoy released his first single. Since that time, he has released 11 albums, had five #1 singles, over 25 charted singles, had a string of top ten radio hits, sold over 6 million albums all while completing over 15 USO tours and supporting the East Texas Angels Network, his charity for children with life-threatening illnesses.
For more information on the life and musical career of Neal McCoy, please visit www.nealmccoy.com!
To view Neal McCoy’s new video, “A-OK,” visit http://youtu.be/EUiF3O_WIs4
Neal McCoy is on the Blaster Records label, a division of Blaster Entertainment, with distribution and marketing through Warner Music Nashville.
2. Real Good Feel Good
3. Judge A Man By The Woman
5. Shotgun Rider
6. That’s You
7. Crazy Women
8. Lucky Enough
9. Every Fire
10. That’s Just How She Gets
11. Borderline Crazy
12. Van Gogh
Festival Spokesman Darryl Worley to Host and Kick-off Festival
Tickets Go on Sale Friday, March 2, 2012
Country superstar and actor Tim McGraw will close out the first day ofBamaJam 2012 on June 14. McGraw’s most recent studio album,Emotional Traffic, was released on January 24 and debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. The first single, “Felt Good on My Lips,” hit #1 and remained there for three consecutive weeks. His recent single, “Better than I Used to Be,” is currently at #20 on the Billboard Country chart and climbing. McGraw’s accolades include three GRAMMY© awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM), 11 Country Music Association Awards (CMA) and three People’s Choice Awards. He has starred in such blockbuster movies as “Blind Side,” “Country Strong” and “Friday Night Lights.”
The Atlanta-based, award-winning group Zac Brown Band will take the stage to headline Friday’s BamaJam2012 performances. Exploding onto the country music scene in 2008 with the release of their double-platinum project The Foundation, Zac Brown Band has since become one of the most-sought-after groups on the touring market. The CD was the first major-label debut album in 18 years to spawn five #1 singles including “Chicken Fried” and “Free.” The band recently earned four GRAMMY© nominations including "Best Country Album" for their sophomore release, You Get What You Give, and five CMA award nominations including "Entertainer of the Year." Previous awards include the 2010 GRAMMY© award for "Best New Artist," 2010 CMA award for "New Artist of the Year," 2009ACM win for "Top New Vocal Group" and the 2009 "USA WeekendBreakthrough Video of the Year" award from CMT for their video"Chicken Fried."
Kid Rock, the adopted “Son of the South,” is set to close out the final day of performances at BamaJam 2012. Racking up sales of almost 25 million units from eight studio albums since 1998, Rock is one of the biggest concert draws in the touring industry. Released in 2007,Rock ‘N Roll Jesus was the biggest-selling rock album of 2008 and not only debuted at #1 but stayed on the charts for 100 weeks. In November 2010, Atlantic Records released the platinum-selling Born Free, which was inspired by events taking place in Rock’s hometown of Detroit, Mich. A five-time GRAMMY© nominee, Kid Rock has received numerous awards including American Music Awards,Billboard Music Awards, CMT Music Awards (which he also hosted in 2010 and 2011) and People’s Choice Awards, among others.
“I’m looking forward to coming to ‘Sweet Home’ and playing with my friends, Zac Brown Band and Tim McGraw,” said Rock. “Turn it up! We’re gonna’ set this place on fire!!”
Darryl Worley will perform and host the opening night of BamaJam 2012. Worley has hit the country charts more than 20 times over the past decade. His chart-toppers include “I Miss My Friend,” “Awful, Beautiful Life” and the iconic “Have You Forgotten.” Darryl’s latest album, One Time Around, will be released in June 2012, and the first single, “You Still Got It,” will begin hitting radio March 19, 2012.
BamaJam 2012 Executive Producer, Rendy Lovelady preparing for the festival says, “This is going to be the biggest festival ever! BamaJam 2012 is expected to bring in fans to the Enterprise, Ala., community from almost every state across the nation and deliver them an uncompromised musical experience.” BamaJam 2012 is a production of Bama Jam Entertainment, LLC.
For more information about BamaJam 2012 artists, tickets, camping, directions, parking and vendors, please visit www.bamajam2012.com.