Celebrated Trio Wins “Country Album of the Year,”
Golden Guitars and Welcomes New Addition
Nashville, TN (February 4, 2013) – The McClymonts have received the two most prestigious awards in Australian Country Music. They’ve been awarded the “ARIA Country Album of the Year” by the Australian Recording Industry Association. This honor was followed by winning the Golden Guitar for the “Highest Selling Australian Album” at the Australian Country Music Awards.“Winning the highest selling album of the year is so gratifying for us. We just want to thank our fans who gave us this award by making Two Worlds Collidethe biggest-selling Australian album of the year,” says Mollie McClymont.
“A very special thanks goes to our 3 producers on this album, Peter Asher, Luke Wooten, and Nathan Chapman. All three of you are amazing and such a pleasure to work with. We feel so lucky to have had you gentlemen on our team,” adds Samantha McClymont.
The McClymonts also took home the Golden Guitar for “Video of the Year” for their single, “Piece of Me” from their current Australian album, Two Worlds Collide. “Piece of Me” is the celebrated group’s seventh #1 single in a row from their last 2 albums, Wrapped up Good and Two Worlds Collide.
The latest album by the acclaimed sisters has not yet been released in the U.S. But, the group’s management team is optimistic about discussions planned with record labels during their return to Nashville this month.
After touring North America over the last 3 summers as independent artists on their own label, The McClymonts have their sights set on following fellow Australian Keith Urban into the U.S. market and working with a major label.
Many Music City insiders predict that Australia’s most successful country group definitely has what it takes to pick up where The Dixie Chicks left off. Their soaring harmonies and electrifying stage show has impressed many promoters, reporters, and country stars over the last few summers while performing throughout the U.S.
Brooke McClymont, the group’s lead singer, recently gave birth to her first child, a beautiful baby girl named Tiggy Heart. “This baby is going to be a road baby. My sisters are already fighting over who will be the favorite aunty. So, I have no problem with getting plenty of help on the road with Tiggy,” she says.
For more information and tour updates, please visit: www.themcclymonts.net.
CMA GLOBAL ARTIST AWARD RECIPIENTS,
THE MCCLYMONTS, BACK FROM DOWN UNDER AND READY TO ROCK
AT CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2012
Aussie Sister-Trio’s Current Single, “I Could Be A Cowboy,” Jumps
Into the Top 40 on MusicRow’s CountryBreakout Chart
Nashville, Tenn. (May 28, 2012) – Fresh off their Australian tour, The McClymonts are back in the U.S. and ready to perform for their American fans and share in the activities planned during CMA Music Festival. The annual festival commences with a parade and officially runs from June 7-10 in downtown Nashville, TN. The girls will perform their current single, “I Could Be A Cowboy,” on the Bud Light Stage in front of the Bridgestone Arena Plaza on Friday, June 8 at 2 p.m.
The McClymonts will help get the annual CMA extravaganza underway on June 8 at 11 a.m. when they participate in the 8th Annual CMA Music Festival Kick-Off Parade which runs along Broadway in downtown Nashville. Later that day, the girls will perform at Dreamwest Magazine’s “Music & Fashion” event while modeling legendary Manuel’s couture creations at the Hard Rock Cafe. Then, they will head over to the Bridgestone Arena to walk the red carpet and enjoy the 2012 CMT Music Awards.
Throughout the CMA Music Festival, The McClymonts will be signing at their own booth in the Fan Fair Hall located in the Nashville Convention Center. On Friday, they perform on the Bud Light Stage from 2 – 2:20 p.m. The show is open to the public. On Sunday, the girls will stop by the YWCA Celebrity Auction at the corner of Fourth and Broadway at 12:15 p.m. Then they will head back to the Nashville Convention Center for a performance on the WSM Acoustic Stage at 1:30 p.m. Fans can hear them live at WSM 650 AM and wsmonline.com.
Immediately after CMA Fest, The McClymonts will continue their 2012 U.S. Tour which runs from June 2 - August 6.
Mollie McClymont shared her excitement to return, “We can’t wait to get back to our fans in the U.S. and participate in CMA Fest again this year. We hope everyone will come see us when we are touring about doing the fairs and festivals this summer. Here we come America!”
Stay tuned to www.TheMcClymonts.net for updates, news and a list of tour dates.
Sister-trio to Perform at 10th Annual MusicRow CRS
Meet & Greet and CountryBreakout Awards February 21
Nashville, TN (January 30, 2012) – The McClymonts’ new single, “I Could Be A Cowboy,” from their albumWrapped Up Good, SHIPPED to radio on January 27. The sweet ballad, produced by Taylor Swift collaborator Nathan Chapman, was written by both Chapman and The McClymonts. The trio will perform at Margaritaville in Nashville on February 21st during the 10th Annual MusicRow CRS Meet & Greet and CountryBreakout Awards.
Commenting about the single, Sam McClymont said, “‘I Could Be A Cowboy’ shows our softer side and vulnerability. You can choose to be independent and strong but sometimes you just need love and to be in someone else's arms.” Billboard.com and Music News Nashville writer, Chuck Dauphin, noted the song is a “Grand Slam out of the ballpark.”
Wrapped Up Good, ranked #5 on the year-end Australian country sales charts outselling releases by Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Alan Jackson and Kenny Chesney. The album is produced by industry heavyweights, Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift's Taylor Swift, Fearless, and Speak Now) and Adam Anders (Fox TV's Glee). Winning four out of five years, Best Group at the Country Music Awards of Australia and Best Country Album in 2008 and 2010 at the ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) Awards, this sister-trio headed to the United States to mark new territory. In 2010, they landed opening gigs for Jason Aldean’s tour and Lady Antebellum while performing at fairs, festivals, and clubs. Such excitement started to buzz, that the CMA (Country Music Association) named them the 2011 CMA Global Artist of the Year award recipients.
Stay tuned to www.TheMcClymonts.net for updates, news and a list of tour dates.
Writer Chuck Dauphin Takes an Up Close Look
at the Sister-Trio’s U.S. Experience
Nashville, TN (November 23, 2011) – As Aussie sister-trio, The McClymonts, continue their U.S. album promotion, writer Chuck Dauphin takes a deeper look into their efforts in a feature forBillboard.com going live today. In the article, Dauphin covers the girls’ journey from being on top in Australia to their current U.S. climb and the differences in marketing themselves in both locations.
With the August U.S. release of Wrapped Up Good, The McClymonts have been going non-stop with touring and a national media campaign. Their efforts haven’t gone unnoticed as on November 7, CMA Chairman of the Board, Steve Moore, presented them with the 2011 CMA Global Artist of the Year Award. They also had the great honor of making their Grand Ole Opry debut September 9 and were immediately invited back to play September 30. Esteemed country writer Chuck Dauphin, or as Phil Sweetland put it in The New York Times “the Cameron Crowe of Country music,” also took notice and selected The McClymonts for a Billboard.comfeature. Dauphin recently caught up with the girls and explored their aggressive marketing and viral marketing campaign, the differences between the U.S. and overseas, and their recent CMA award. The article is scheduled to go live today and can be viewed at www.billboard.com.
The McClymonts are also slated to hit the outdoor stage on Broadway in Nashville today for Tootsie’s Birthday Bash Street Party. They will be celebrating the legendary honky tonk’s 51st Birthday with artists The Kentucky Headhunters and The Roys. The girls’ current single, “Wrapped Up Good,” is climbing the charts and they are continuing promotion of it throughout the year and into 2012.
For further information on The McClymonts, please visit: www.themcclymonts.net
AUSTRALIA'S THE McCLYMONTS RECEIVE CMA 2011
GLOBAL COUNTRY ARTIST AWARD
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 9, 2011) -- The McClymonts have received the 2011 CMA Global Country Artist Award. The Australian sisters - Brooke, Samantha, and Mollie McClymont - were presented with the honor during the annual CMA International Reception held on Nov. 7 as part of festivities around "The 45th Annual CMA Awards." The Award was presented by CMA Chief Executive Officer Steve Moore.
"Wow, after five months of living here in Nashville, to have picked up the CMA Global Country Artist Award is an absolute honor," said Brooke McClymont, speaking for herself and her sisters.
Born in the small town of Grafton in New South Wales, the McClymonts have enjoyed great success in Australia. They won Best Group honors at the Country Music Awards of Australia in four of the past five years, and they earned Best Country Album honors from the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) in 2008 and 2010. Their second album, Wrapped Up Good, made the 2010 Top Five in national sales. The McClymonts expanded their territory to the United States by opening for Jason Aldean on his Fall 2010 tour, and in 2011 they released Wrapped Up Good in the U.S. On Nov. 23, they will perform at Tootsie's 51st Birthday Bash at the legendary Nashville venue.
The Global Country Artist Award recognizes outstanding achievements by a Country Music artist originally signed outside of the United States - in both furthering the popularity of Country Music and bringing attention to the Country Music format in their foreign based territory.
Previous Winners of the Global Country Artist Award include:
2003 Lee Kernaghan, Australia
2004 Kasey Chambers and Slim Dusty, Australia
2005 Paul Brandt, Canada
2006 Jason McCoy, Canada
2007 Adam Harvey, Australia
2008 Troy Cassar-Daley, Australia
2009 Catherine Britt, Australia
THE KENTUCKY HEADHUNTERS, THE MCCLYMONTS AND THE ROYS BRING A VARIETY OF SOUNDS TO TOOTSIE’S BIRTHDAY BASH STREET PARTY ON NOVEMBy My Country Space
|The Kentucky Headhunters|
“Last year having Kris Kristofferson, Terri Clark, Randy Houser and Mel Tillis was the beginning of what has become an annual event – The Tootsie’s Birthday Bash!," says Tootsie’s owner Steve Smith. “Knowing how Kid Rock has agreed to partner with Tootsie’s and co-brand his Ryman show as part of our Birthday Bash is just proof of what we are creating here.”
“Every time I end up at Tootsie's its a good night, and I don’t expect this night to be any different. It's cool to be celebrating their birthday party with them; I like parties and seem to excel in that type of atmosphere,” commented Kid Rock on the event.
"We are so honored to be performing at Tootsie's 51st Birthday Bash. We are looking forward to playing in front of our adopted hometown audience and rocking out with such a great group of artists! It doesn't get much cooler than this!," adds Sam McClymont of The McClymonts.
Tootsie’s is known to have been used as a “green room” to some of
the greatest Opry stars including Patsy Cline, Hank Williams and
Ernest Tubb. “Tootsies is where the stars would come to wet their
whistles and pick their guitars,” adds Smith.
Entertainment will be on both stages of Tootsies, the roof-top of Rippy’s and a stage in the street on Broadway. After the Kid Rock show, Tootsie’s will continue the celebration into the night!
Tickets to Kid Rock's show at the Ryman Auditorium are SOLD OUT!
About Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge:
Today, Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge is a must-see Music City destination for tourists and is frequented by locals, including some of the biggest names in country music, who often drop in and surprise patrons with impromptu performances. Kenny Chesney with classic rock icon Steve Miller, Kix Brooks, Montgomery Gentry, Kid Rock, Randy Houser, Jamey Johnson, Dierks Bentley and Hank Williams, Jr. are among the artists who have recently performed there. For additional information, visit www.tootsies.net.
The Girls From Down Under are Taking the U.S. by Storm with Visits
to NPR’s Weekend Edition, Fox & Friends Weekend and The Better Show
Back row (from left): Lisa Konicki, Montine Felso, Chris Allen, Mollie McClymont, John Reiman, Brooke McClymont, Eva Elliott, Sam McClymont, Steve Morley, Bob Paxman
Pictured L-R: David Ross, Founder; Mollie McClymont; Sara Skates, News Editor; Sherod Robertson, President; Sam McClymont; Jon Freeman, Chart Director; Brooke McClymont; and Christie King, Art Director/Production Mgr.
Sisters Brooke, Sam and Mollie have already conquered Australia and are now targeting the U.S. On August 23, The McClymonts released their album,Wrapped Up Good, in The States. The same album, produced by Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift’s producer) and Adam Anders (Executive Music Producer for Fox TV’s Glee,) was the #5 country album for 2010 in their homeland, outselling the releases from country stars Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, and Alan Jackson. In addition, for the last four years, they have won Best Group at the Country Music Awards of Australia and Best Country Album for 2008 and 2010 at the ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) Awards. In 2010, The McClymonts opened for country music sensation Jason Aldean on his fall tour and worked with Lady Antebellum and even rock legend Ozzy Osbourne. Just this past month, they made their Grand Ole Opry debut and were immediately invited back to play a few weeks later.
The U.S. press is also starting to take notice. The girls were listed on USA Today’s “Playlist” as a pick of the week and critic John Shelton Ivany named their album as “One of the best albums of the year.” Don Chance of Scripps Howard News Service commented “Their new album, Wrapped Up Good,seems poised to put sisters Brooke, Samantha and Mollie McClymont on top of the U.S. charts as well as the Aussie charts….welcome to the big time!” The album seems to be on its way there. Their current single, “Wrapped Up Good,” just broke into the Top 40s this week on the Music Row chart and is currently positioned at #38. The video for the single can be seen nationally on GAC, CMT Pure, and TCN. Just this past week, the girls also shared their single with visits to local Nashville outlets, Music Row and Country Weekly.
Be sure to catch the girls this month and join them on their ride. To tune in this Saturday morning to NPR’sWeekend Edition, visit NPR.org to find your local time and station. Fox & Friends Weekend airs live from 6 a.m. – 10 a.m. ET on Sunday October 16 on the Fox News Channel. The Better Show episode will be televised on October 24.
For further information on The McClymonts visit them at www.themcclymonts.net
The Girls Made Their Grand Ole Opry Debut On September 9
Nashville, TN - (September 28, 2011) - On September 30, Australian country music trio, The McClymonts, will perform for the second time this month and in their career, at the Grand Ole Opry. Their debut at the world-famous venue was on September 9. The girls have garnered critical and popular acclaim in their homeland of Australia, but nothing compares to receiving such wonderful recognition as not only being invited, but being invited back, to play country music’s most famous stage. Brooke McClymont had this to say: "When we were told that we had been invited back to perform at the Grand Ole Opry for the second time within a month, we thought they were joking. The first experience was so awesome and so special. It was a lifetime memory to treasure. We all feel so honored to be coming back again. We can't wait."
Australia's hottest female group, The McClymonts, released their album, Wrapped Up Good, in the U.S. on August 23rd (BSM Music). On August 22, USA Today listed the album on their “Playlist” as a pick of the week. Wrapped Up Good was produced by some of the top players in the music business, Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift's Taylor Swift, Fearless, and Speak Now) and Adam Anders (Fox TV's Glee). Last year, their album was #5 on the Australian country charts, outselling Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Alan Jackson and Kenny Chesney. For the past four years, this sister trio won Best Group at the Country Music Awards of Australia. At the ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) Awards, they picked up Best Country Album in 2008 and 2010. In 2010, the girls opened for Jason Aldean's fall tour. Their single, “Wrapped Up Good,” is currently at #44 with a bullet on Music Row’s Country Breakout Chart and the video can be seen on national networks GAC, CMT Pure, and TCN.
Throughout the summer, The McClymonts have toured and visited stations throughout the U.S. to support the debut of their album. They are continuing the momentum this fall. On September 29, they are doing a Satellite Media Tour from Nashville, and in October they are making stops in New York (Oct. 16-17), Los Angeles (Oct. 21 – 24, 29) and Las Vegas (Oct. 25-28). Please contact Montine Felso (listed below) to arrange a visit with The McClymonts.
PBR teams up with Australian singing sensations The McClymonts
Enter to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to
Colo. (September 15,
2011) – The Professional Bull Riders are teaming up with one of
the hottest Australian country music groups around, The
McClymonts, for a chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip for two
to Australia to see the trio live Down Under! The McClymonts will
also be giving multiple exclusive performances during the 2011
PBR World Finals in Las Vegas, Oct. 26-30.
The contest is simple: go towww.pbr.com/mcclymonts, watch the music video for their current single, “Wrapped Up Good,” and tell us the color of the winning race car in the video. The Grand Prize winner will be randomly selected from all eligible entrants who correctly identify the car’s color, and will receive a nine day/eight night trip to Australia in January 2012.
The sisters are from New South Wales, which is also the home of PBR riders Brendon Clark and Ben Jones, as well as brothers Jared and Pete Farley.
For the past four years, The McClymonts were named Best Group by The Australian Country Music Awards, and the trio’s most recent album, Wrapped Up Good, was #5 on the ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) End of the Year Charts. Their Wrapped Up Good Tour sold out all over Australia in 2010, and the group also shared some dates with U.S. country music stars Jason Aldean and Lady Antebellum, and even rocker Ozzy Osbourne.
Fans can check out some of The McClymonts’ latest hits at http://www.themcclymonts.net. Fans can also see the trio live during the 2011 PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals at the PBR Fan Zone and various after parties throughout the week. For the McClymonts full PBR World Finals schedule, please visitwww.pbr.com
The 2011 PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals in Las Vegas will officially begin on Tuesday, Oct. 25, with the first-ever PBR Legends Reunion at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. This special day gives bull riding fans an opportunity to meet their favorite riders. Every rider who has competed since the PBR began has been invited to Las Vegas to participate in the largest PBR Meet & Greet ever. Just a few of the confirmed attendees include all 40 current BFTS athletes, and former stars such as Ty Murray, Cody Lambert, Cody Custer, Jerome Davis, Justin McBride, Jerome Robinson, Adriano Moraes and over 100 other current and former bull riders.
Only a limited number of PBR Legends Reunion packages are available. Each contains tickets to the Founders Forum, Alumni Meet & Greet, Heroes & Legends Ceremony, and the Built Ford Tough World Finals Kickoff Party, as well as a commemorative Legends Reunion ball cap and autograph book. PBR Fan Club members can purchase a Legends Reunion ticket for $75 by telephone at (800) 732-1727 or atwww.TeamPBR.com. The general public can purchase a package that includes the Legends Reunion ticket and World Finals tickets for Round 1 on Wednesday and Round 2 on Thursday for only $150, a savings of $170, by telephone at (866) PBR-SHOW or at www.UNLVTickets.com.
The Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas will host the 2011 PBR World Finals, beginning Wednesday, Oct. 26, and continuing through Sunday, Oct. 30. Bull riding begins at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. Tickets are on sale now at the Thomas & Mack Center box office, at www.UNLVTickets.com and by telephone at 866-PBR-SHOW. For special PBR World Finals rates at the Mandalay Bay, please visit www.mandalaybay.com/PBR2011 or telephone (877) 632-9001. For more information on the Mandalay Bay, please visit www.mandalaybay.com or telephone (877) 632-7800.
About the Professional Bull Riders, Inc.
The PBR is the world’s premier bull riding organization. More than 100 million viewers annually watch over 400 hours of primetime PBR programming on VERSUS, NBC, CBS and networks around the world. The PBR has awarded over $100 million in prize money and 20 riders have earned over $1 million, including Justin McBride with $5.5 million – the most of any western-sports athlete in history. The PBR was nominated as 2010 Sports League of the Year at the Sports Business Journal Sports Business Awards, alongside the National Football League, National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball. Nearly 2 million fans attend Built Ford Tough Series and Touring Pro Division events each year. For more information on the PBR, go to www.pbr.com, or follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TeamPBR andhttp://twitter.com/TEAMPBR.
In 2010, these three Australian sisters dominated the country music airwaves and charts in their homeland. The Australian release of Wrapped Up Good ended up being the Top 5 Best Selling Country Album of the Year (2010), outselling U.S. country artists like Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Alan Jackson, Kenny Chesney amongst others. The first four singles from Wrapped Up Good all went straight to No.1 on the Australian Country charts.