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Serling Rooks Hunter Mckoy & Worob Llp Opens New Nashville Office and Adds New Partners

Craig Averill Appointed As A Name Partner; Changes Name To Serling Rooks Hunter McKoy Worob & Averill LLP

(Nashville, Tennessee —April 23, 2018) Entertainment law firm Serling Rooks Hunter McKoy & Worob has appointed Craig Averill as a name partner and will change its name to Serling Rooks Hunter McKoy Worob  & Averill LLP and has promoted attorneys Patrick Sabatini and Jeffrey Koenig to partners.  In addition, the firm (SRHMWA) is reestablishing a Nashville office, with three attorneys initially, to be co-headed by Sabatini and partner J. Reid Hunter. SRHMWA represents a broad range of recording artists, producers, songwriters, record companies, music publishers, music royalty monetization companies, music industry executives, marketing and promotion companies, personal managers, production companies and booking agencies in all aspects of transactional entertainment law.

SRHMWA’s expansion to Nashville follows a natural evolution of the firm as they already represent a wide cross-section of talent and corporate clients closely associated with Music Row and beyond. Current Nashville-based clients include Zac Brown’s Southern Ground Studios, Jamey Johnson, River House Artists (home to CMA-nominated Luke Combs), Jason Isbell, White’s Mercantile (owned by musician Holly Williams), Curb Records (intellectual property matters), Word Records (intellectual property matters), the Kinkead Entertainment Agency and Judah & the Lion. The firm also represents a significant number of Nashville-based agents, having recently negotiated Nashville power agent Scott Clayton’s recent move to William Morris Endeavor. In addition, the firm represents the estates of Country Music Hall of Fame Artists Jerry Reed, Mel Tillis, Don Williams and Dottie West, as well as several legacy country artists such as John Anderson.

SRHMWA Partner, J. Reid Hunter commented,“Over the years, our firm has observed the incredible growth of the music business in all genres in Nashville and it’s been our goal to return to ‘Music City’ so that we might interface more regularly with our existing clients there, as well as expand our client base. We are elated to once again have an office in Nashville. We already represent a significant number of the industry’s Nashville-based booking agents, artists, and music companies. Our new Nashville office will enable us to better serve those existing clients and to work more closely with the growing number of artists, writers, producers, executives and music and branding companies based in Nashville while drawing upon the exceptional pool of legal and business talent graduating from the local universities.”

Patrick Sabatini, based in Nashville, focuses his practice on the representation of recording artists and performers, songwriters, entrepreneurs and innovators in the music space, branding agencies, independent music publishers, record labels and executives in the entertainment industry. His expertise includes recording and music publishing matters, strategic partnerships, merchandise and touring agreements, private aircraft agreements, branding agreements and copyright issues.

Craig Averill, based in New York, represents entertainment marketing companies such as Cornerstone, Red Bull Media House, and others. Producer and artist clients for Averill range from John Hill – producer and co-writer for such hits as “Feel it Still” by Portugal the Man – LCD SoundsystemPhoenix and Interpol to RL Grime, Hudson Mohawke and Baauer, and most recently Joji and Niki, both ascendant stars newly signed to the Asian hip-hop label 88Rising.

Jeffrey Koenig, based in New York, represents Grammy-nominated recording artists, up-and-coming musicians and bands, Fortune 500 companies, independent record labels, industry executives, publishers, managers, songwriters, DJ’s, producers, vinyl record companies, and music PR and branding companies. Prior to joining the firm in 2010, Jeffrey worked for five years as an in-house attorney for Universal Motown Republic Group.

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Limited Number of Tables and Individual Tickets Available For Country Radio Broadcasters Annual Hall of Fame Induction Dinner and Awards Ceremony

Set for Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 at the Nashville Marriott by Vanderbilt

Purchase individual tickets here!

(Nashville, Tenn. – April 23, 2018) – The Country Radio Broadcasters (CRB) has announced that individual tickets and tables are available for the 2018 Country Radio Hall of Fame Induction Dinner and Awards ceremony, to be held Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at the Nashville Marriott by Vanderbilt. A cocktail reception will take place at 6 p.m. CDT with the induction ceremony to follow at 7 p.m. CDT.

Individual tickets are $130 each and tables are $2500. Individual tickets can be purchased here or by contacting Darcie Van Etten at darcie@crb.org. For tables and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Holly Freeman at holly@crb.org or Brooke Sanders at brooke@crb.org.

Seven on-air personalities and two off-air broadcasters will be honored and include Radio category honorees Michael O’Malley of the Albright, O’Malley & Brenner consulting firm, and the late Lisa McKay, VP/Programming at Curtis Media/Raleigh, who doubled as PD for WQDR. The On-Air Personality category includes Andy Ritchie and Alison Mencer (“Andy & Alison”) formerly of WIVK/Knoxville; Steve Harmon and Scott Evans (“Harmon And Evans”) formerly of KPLX/Dallas and WXTU/Philadelphia; and Bill BarrettTim Fox, and Tracy Berry (“Barrett, Fox, And Berry) still active at KKNU/Eugene, OR.

Additionally, special presentations honoring this year’s 2018 CRB Artist Career Achievement Award and 2018 President’s Award will be held. Recipients of these achievements will be released in the coming weeks.

Country Radio Hall of Fame Chairman, RJ Curtis comments, “We gather each year to celebrate the accomplishments of our incoming Hall of Fame Class, President’s Award recipient, and Artist Career Achievement honoree; in the process, the evening inevitably rises to another level, and takes on a greater meaning. This event also serves as an inspirational, invigorating experience for all who attend, reaffirming their passion for radio, and appreciation for the talented, dedicated professionals who make it a necessary, rewarding medium. If you’ve never been to this dinner, you’re really missing out on a special, unforgettable night.”

The Country Radio Hall of Fame is dedicated to the recognition of those individuals who have made significant contributions to the radio industry over a 20-year period, 15 of which must be in the Country format.  The Country Radio Hall of Fame was founded in 1974 to recognize outstanding individuals working in the broadcasting industry who are promoting the Country radio format.

The event coincides with the Country Radio Broadcasters annual summer Board and Agenda committee meetings.

About CRB: The Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.® is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization founded in 1969 to bring radio broadcasters from around the world together with the Country Music Industry to ensure the vitality and promote growth in the Country Radio format.  More information may be obtained at www.CountryRadioSeminar.com or at the CRB office at (615) 327-4487.  Like CRS on Facebook and follow CRS on Instagram and Twitter.

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Organizers of Annual Nashville Meets London Festival Announce New Monthly Music Residency

Nashville Meets London Presents at PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)
Kicks Off Wednesday, March 28th

First Show Features “Glee” Star/Singer-Songwriter Noah Guthrie
and UK-based Act Liv Austen 

(Nashville, Tenn. – March 6, 2018) – On the heels of the successful Nashville Meets London summer music festival (slated for July 28-29 in 2018), organizers are excited to announce a new monthly residency to London’s music fans:

Nashville Meets London Presents will take place the last Wednesday of every month, beginning March 28, at the PizzaExpress Live at 99 High Holborn in London. One of the city’s newest live music venues, PizzaExpress Live is an intimate space for the best in live entertainment featuring a state of the art sound system, stage, and setting. Each acoustic show will feature two rising country music artists, one from the UK and one from the U.S.

Glee star Noah Guthrie is best known for playing the pivotal character of Roderick Meeks on the hit U.S. show. Already a YouTube sensation when he was cast on “Glee,” Guthrie’s latest album, The Valley, has established the young South Carolina native as a rising Americana/Country artist to watch.

Norwegian-born singer-songwriter Liv Austen possesses one of the hottest new voices on the ever-expanding British country music scene. Her star has been rising since she unveiled her Workin’ Man’s Dream EP in 2014, with what turned out to be perfect timing, in tandem with the extraordinary new wave of interest in all things Nashville. Austen is currently working on her first album in the wake of her January 2017 signing to NUA Entertainment.

Additional confirmed dates for the Nashville Meets London Presents residency at Pizza Express Live (Holborn) include: April 25, May 30 and June 27. Doors are at 6:30 pm and the show begins at 8:30 pm with a £15.00 cover each evening. Only a limited number of tickets are available and can be purchased here. For more information visit: https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/venues/pizzaexpress-live-holborn

The new Nashville Meets London monthly residency is co-produced by Peter Conway Managementand Nashville-based agency, The AristoMedia Group in collaboration with PizzaExpress Live. U.K. based radio DJ Baylen Leonard is the Head Artistic Programmer.

About Noah Guthrie:
Noah Guthrie’s journey into music began at age 12 when he wrote his first song. He first rose to fame covering chart-topping hits on YouTube. He received national attention with his blues-filled version of LMFAO’s “Sexy and I Know It,” which to date has received over 26 million views, with his YouTube channel, only1noah, racking up over 79 million total views. Guthrie’s growing presence on YouTube eventually led to his being cast as Roderick Meeks, a pivotal character on FOX’s hit TV show “Glee,”on its sixth and final season. After the show ended, Guthrie dove headfirst back into songwriting and touring. His second original album, The Valley, solidifies Guthrie as one of the freshest new voices in Americana/Country music. He is often compared to artists, such as Ray Lamontagne and Jason IsbellThe Valley is getting major play on streaming services, such as Spotify, Pandora and Apple Music. Noah currently has over 600,000 monthly listeners on Spotify alone. The South Carolina native has opened concerts for Ed Sheeran, Sister Hazel, Neon Trees, Ben Rector, Corey Smith, Matisyahu, Matt Nathanson, and Selena Gomez, and has performed on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” as well as NBC’s “Today Show” and “The Tonight Show.” Guthrie and his band were recently featured performers on Rock Boat XVIII, the biggest music festival at sea, along with Sister Hazel, Barenaked Ladies, needtobreathe, Drew Holcomb and others. He will appear on the upcoming season of “America’s Got Talent” after being invited directly onto the show without an audition. For more information on Noah Guthrie, visit noahguthrie.com.

About Liv Austen:
Norwegian-born singer-songwriter Liv Austen arrived in the UK in 2010 to study acting, before finding her voice to be one of the hottest properties on the ever-expanding British country music scene. While she’s become a key part of that explosion, she has the pop sensibility to cross over to the widest possible audience. The buzz about her has got louder since the release of her EP Workin’ Man’s Dream in 2014 – from the brilliantly catchy, feel-good singles ‘Don’t Regret A Single One’ and ‘The Next Time’, to the tear-stained ‘Over,’ written especially for Austen by her good friend Ben Earle of UK country figureheads The Shires. Another example of her stunning talent is ‘Injured Party,’ a typically intelligent piece of 21st-century pop on the multi-artist Round Two EP, from the ever-creative Revolution collective. The best news of all is that there’s so much more where that all came from, as Austen continues work on that first album in the wake of her January 2017 signing to NUA Entertainment. By March, one track from it was receiving a prestigious preview as part of a BBC Radio 2 show on the eve of the Country 2 Country Festival, and this year that same festival will see her performing on all three days representing the best the UK has to offer in contemporary country music. For more information on Liv Austen, visit:livausten.com.

 About Nashville Meets London Music Festival: 
The Nashville Meets London Music Festival is part of Canary Wharf’s Arts + Events programme which offers tenants and visitors over 200 diverse and culturally inspired events. From outdoor theatre, live concerts, sporting events, fashion shows, dance performances, global street food and family-friendly shows, the majority of these events are free to the public. The event is sponsored by Canary Wharf Group. With a fantastic line-up of activities and eateries, Canary Wharf is the perfect destination for a great day out. Nashville Meets London has showcased performers including American Young, Logan Brill, Ashley Campbell, Russell Dickerson, Ty Herndon, Sam Outlaw, Angaleena Presley, Lucie Silvas, Jo Smith, alongside UK-based acts Yola Carter, Flats & Sharps, Kevin McGuire, Megan O’Neill, Pauper Kings, Hannah Rose Platt, Raintown, Wildwood Kin and William the Conqueror.The inaugural Nashville Meets London festival took place in August 2016. The third annual Nashville Meets London festival is scheduled for July 28-29, 2018 in Canada Square Park and the line-up will be announced soon. For more information and updates about Nashville Meets London, follow onFacebook, TwitterInstagram, and Spotify.

Nashville Meets London MEDIA CONTACT:
Christy Walker-Watkins – AristoPR – 615-269-7071 – Christy@aristomedia.com

Pictured below: Interior photos of Pizza ExpressLive (Holborn)

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Country Radio Broadcasters Now Accepting Applications for 2018-2019 Country Radio Seminar (CRS) Agenda Committee

SAVE THE DATE: Country Radio Hall of Fame Induction and Dinner to be held at the
Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University on June 20 at 6 p.m.

(Nashville, Tenn. – March 1, 2018) – Country Radio Broadcasters announced today that they are accepting applications from interested parties wishing to be considered for the 2018-2019 Country Radio Seminar (CRS) Agenda Committee.

Applications can be found by visiting Country Radio Seminar’s website:  https://www.countryradioseminar.com/agenda-application and the application deadline is Friday, March 30, 2018.

The CRS Agenda Committee is comprised of volunteers who are industry professionals from all areas of Country radio and record labels.  The committee is primarily responsible for planning educational panels and events for the upcoming year’s Country Radio Seminar. Prospective applicants must be available to attend agenda meetings in Nashville on June 20-22, 2018 and selected candidates are expected to attend CRS 2019, held Feb. 13-15, 2019.

Please direct agenda committee inquiries to Sheree Latham at 615-329-4942 or Sheree@CRB.org.

About Country Radio Seminar: Country Radio Seminar is an annual convention designed to educate and promote the exchange of ideas and business practices in the Country music industry, with specific emphasis on issues relevant to Country radio. Country Radio Seminar 2019 is set for Feb. 13-15, 2019 at the Omni Nashville.

For more information, visit www.CountryRadioSeminar.com, and follow CRS on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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Free Country Music Festival, Nashville Meets London, Returns for Third Year at Canada Square Park in Canary Wharf

SAVE THE DATE:

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JULY 28-29, 2018


Pictured above: Russell Dickerson performs at the 2017 Nashville Meets London Music Festival.
Photo Credit: Paul 
Clamplin

(Nashville, Tenn. – March 1, 2018– Organizers of the fast-growing Nashville Meets London Music Festival at Canary Wharf announced today that the event will return for its third consecutive year. The annual festival, known for booking the brightest rising stars of both Nashville and London’s vibrant country music scenes, will return to Canary Wharf’s Canada Square Park, Saturday and Sunday, July 28-29, 2018. The two-day event is open to the public and free for all to enjoy.

Nashville Meets London is quickly earning a tastemaker’s reputation amongst UK country fans, having showcased recent #1 hit-maker Russell Dickerson on its 2017 line-up as well as Sam Outlaw who earned a 2017 Americana Music Award nomination for “Emerging Artist of the Year.” It’s the practice of booking artists on the cusp of stardom that has helped grow the festival’s attendance numbers and has cemented it as a firm fixture in London’s music calendar.

The 2018 talent lineup will be announced soon. For more information visit:http://www.nashvillemeetslondon.com. For more information regarding sponsorships and partnerships, please contact NashvilleMeetsLondon@gmail.com.

The Nashville Meets London Music Festival is co-produced by Canary Wharf Arts + Events, Peter Conway Management and Nashville-based agency, The AristoMedia Group. U.K. based radio DJ Baylen Leonard heads the Artistic Programme and serves as Host. The event is sponsored by Canary Wharf Group.

About Nashville Meets London: Nashville Meets London is part of Canary Wharf’s Arts + Events programme which offers tenants and visitors over 200 diverse and culturally inspired events. From outdoor theatre, live concerts, sporting events, fashion shows, dance performances, global street food and family-friendly shows, the majority of these events are free to the public. With a fantastic line-up of activities and eateries, Canary Wharf is the perfect destination for a great day out. Nashville Meets London has showcased performers including American Young, Logan Brill, Ashley Campbell, Russell Dickerson, Ty Herndon, Sam Outlaw, Angaleena Presley, Lucie Silvas, Jo Smith, alongside UK-based acts Yola Carter, Flats & Sharps, Kevin McGuire, Megan O’Neill, Pauper Kings, Hannah Rose Platt, Raintown, Wildwood Kin and William the Conqueror. The inaugural Nashville Meets London festival took place in August 2016. For more information and updates about Nashville Meets London, follow on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

About Canary Wharf Group: Canary Wharf Group plc has overseen the largest urban regeneration project ever undertaken in Europe, designing and building more than 17m sq ft of London real estate, which now houses local and international companies and renowned retailers. The Canary Wharf Estate is a major retail destination comprising around 1m sq ft across five shopping malls, including the award-winning leisure development, Crossrail Place, housing one of London’s most stunning roof gardens.  It also has world-class, year-round arts and events programme offering over 200 diverse and culturally inspiring events performed throughout the Estate. Canary Wharf Group is a wholly-owned joint venture between Brookfield Property Partners and the Qatar Investment Authority.
Website: www.canarywharf.com
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Pictured above: Russell Dickerson performs at the 2017 Nashville Meets London Music Festival.
Photo Credit: Paul 
Clamplin
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Jessica Mack Has Reason to Celebrate with Premiere of CMT’s “Music City” And the Release of Her LP, One Love

(Nashville, Tenn. – February 28, 2018) – Singer-songwriter, Jessica Mack has a lot to celebrate this week with the March 1 premiere of CMT’s music-themed docu-series, “Music City,” in which Mack has a featured role, and the March 2 release of her full-length project, One Love.

The collection of 12 tracks takes listeners on a fun, inspirational journey crossing many genres of music highlighting her unique and positive pop sound and catchy tunes. “I am so excited to share this record with the world. It is a total gift from the Lord- the songs are His! I hope this gift can bring joy to everyone who listens!” commented Mack.

The project is produced by Andrew Bergthold (Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Ginny Owens, Big Daddy Weave), Bobby Campbell (“Nashville,” Logic, Mary J. Blige), Josh Bronleewe (Sanctus Real, Natalie Grant, Danny Gokey) and Nate Dodge (E!, MTV, Oxygen) and is available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and Spotify (listen here).

Mack has been privileged to collaborate alongside some of Nashville’s top songwriters on this LP, included in the tracklisting below. “Jessica Mack’s persuasive, pop vocals fused with her stellar storytelling-songwriting skillset represents the BEST of the NEW ‘Music City,’ Nashville, TN,” added Shereé Spoltoré, President of Global Songwriters Connection and mentor to Mack.

One Love Official Track Listing
“Sonic Boom” (Jessica Mack, Andrew Bergthold, Mike Van Soest)
“You Are The One” (Jessica Mack. Bobby Campbell, Justin Haplin)
“Mixtape” (Jessica Mack, Kristina Kidd, Andrew Bergthold)
“A Million Ways” (Jessica Mack, Bobby Campbell, Justin Halpin)
“Still Out There”  (Jessica Mack, Brett Rutledge)
“Drive” (Jessica Mack, Robert Andrew Vischer)
“Lay It Down” (Jessica Mack, Tony Wood, Josh Bronleewe)
“Only You” (Jessica Mack, Bobby Campbell, Justin Halpin)
“If You Could” (Jessica Mack, Bobby Campbell, Justin Halpin)
“Because You Love Me” (Jessica Mack, Nate Dodge)
“Brand New” (Jessica Mack, Andrew Bergthold)
“Let Jesus” (Jessica Mack, Cory Wigal)

When asked about making her national television debut in “Music City,” Mack said, “Being cast for ‘Music City’ was such an honor and an unexpected blessing! To be a part of a show that inspires people to dream big and go after it – that’s what I’m all about. I’m thankful to share my journey with all who watch!”

“Music City” is an eight-episode series created by renowned executive producer Adam DiVello (MTV’s “The Hills” and “Laguna Beach”), following a group of young adults as they enter the next phase of their lives while chasing dreams of success, fame, and romance in Nashville. Confronted with everyday decisions that carry high stakes for their careers, their relationships, and their futures, they must navigate the rocky road on their journeys of self-discovery.
“Music City” premieres on CMT this Thursday, March 1 at 10 p.m. ET/ 9 p.m. CT.
About Jessica Mack:
Jessica Mack is a sweet tea-loving, Razorback fan and although she is proud of her Arkansas roots, she now calls Music City home. Since relocating to Nashville back in 2013, Mack has been making strides and following her dream in her pursuit of a professional music career in which she has won numerous accolades (including being named one of AT&T U-verse’s “Rising Stars”), performed at the CMA Music Festival and on The Country Network (TCN) and has opened for superstars like Sheryl Crow and Kris Allen.
For all management and booking inquiries contact:
Paul Wright III – 615-260-2132 – Paul@360MusicWorX.com
For more information, visit www.jessicamack.com and follow her on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

Lyric videos from the project:

Still Out There (view here)
You Are The One (view here)
“Music City” video trailer:
(view here)

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Nashville-Based Pop Artist Juliana Hale Releases New Single “Overrated”

(Nashville, Tennessee – 27, 2018) – Nashville-based Pop recording artist, Juliana Hale, has released her new single, the sonically adventurous “Overrated,” available now at all digital retailers and streaming outlets. The song is the first single from her upcoming EP, Small Talk, available Spring 2018, and the follow-up to her single “Home.”Produced by Grammy Award-winner, Skidd Mills as well as Independent Music Award winner Billy Dawson, “Overrated” juxtapositions the vocal prowess of Hale’s uniquely deep alto amongst a backdrop of poignant lyrics and an upbeat musicality. Co-written with Noah Henson (producer of Kane Brown’s debut EP, Closer/ Christian rock band Pillar), the danceable “Overrated” is actually based upon the petite singer’s own heartbreaking personal experience.

“’Overrated’ was inspired by a complicated break up in my past. The guy I was dating didn’t really know what he wanted. I wrote the song at the point when I decided the whole situation just felt ‘Overrated.’ I think it’s something a lot of people can relate to,”
 says Hale.Buy “Overrated” here and stream it here. An official music video for “Overrated”has been shot and will be released in the coming weeks.Initially hailing from Laguna Hills, CA, Hale’s parents moved the family to Nashville when Hale was 10 years old to help their daughter pursue her dream. A talented multi-instrumentalist, Hale began playing guitar and writing songs in fourth grade. She’s since added piano as well as ukulele, bass, and flute to her instrumental repertoire. Describing her music as “unique indie pop with a clean and empowering message,” the intense songwriter has over 1,000 songs in her catalog.

Hale released her first EP, Dance in the Rain, when she was just 14 years old; however, health issues affecting Hale’s voice arose soon afterward and her dreams were temporarily put on hold. During this time, the young singer spent countless hours with vocal coaches, reclaiming her voice. This period in Hale’s life has had a significant impact on her writing and her musical journey.

“When I look back on this time where I was struggling, I can see God’s hand and realize there was a blessing waiting for me, I just had to be patient enough to find it. During my sickness, I had plenty of time to write music. I wrote over 250 songs during those two years. I played my guitar until my fingers bled and the callouses thickened. I became a much more skilled musician and I was determined to get out there and share my music with the world,” says Hale.

The hard work paid off: Hale was invited to perform at the 2018 Leather & Laces Super Bowl Pre-Party hosted by Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy, performing alongside Flo Rida, Brandi Cyrus, and DJ Automatic. The young star-in-the-making is looking ahead to crisscrossing the U.S. on tour as she supports her upcoming EP, Small Talk, in 2018.

For more information and the latest updates on Juliana Hale, visit www.julianahale.com.

Follow Juliana Hale on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter:
Facebook.com/julianahalemusic
Instagram: @julianahale
Twitter: @julianahalee 
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Country Duo American Young Garners International Attention through Touring and Fan Engagement

(Nashville, Tenn. – February 27, 2018) Curb Records’ recording duo, American Young continues to bring in fans throughout the world after traveling overseas for a sixth time to perform songs off their debut album, AY. Throughout their various tours, the duo, comprised of Kristy Osmunson and Jon Stone, has made stops in Switzerland, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, and Norway.“One of the amazing things about this job is getting to travel and visit new places. Music will always be my first love but my second love is travel. It is such a wonderful by-product of what we do. We get to experience different cultures and traditions. We are all products of who we meet and our experiences,” said Osmunson in an interview with iSing Magazine.  

American Young was delighted to have the opportunity to tour in Europe again, combining the two things they love most – performing and traveling. The duo’s unique sound and high-energy performance hasearned them fans across the globe. This tour was a chance for them to once again give thanks and connect with their international supporters.

“Listening to Jon’s slightly husky tones mingled with Kristy’s feather-light vocals created a fantastic symmetry to the songs that was undeniable.You could feel the creativity and energy building as they burned through every song.  The instrumental solos of Kristy’s lilting, almost soulful violin and the guitarist’s blazing solo cooked the atmosphere until it was just electric.” –TheMusicSite.com.

“It’s clear that Stone and Osmunson have a natural chemistry. When they come together and harmonize, such as on the dreamy ‘Slow Ride,’ they really excel and it makes you long for more moments like that.”
– Entertainment Focus.
While on tour, American Young made several appearances on BBC, one appearance with Ricky Rosson BBC Scotland and another with Tony Fisher on BBC Essex. Most recently, the duo returned to the UK for an appearance at the British Country Music Awards. They attended the event as nominees for the “Best International Touring Act” award.  Having had such a wonderful response from their sixth European Tour, American Young was honored to receive this nomination.Most recently, American Young is gearing up for more dates overseas in March (listed below).
Upcoming Dates:
Mar. 3: Country Music Festival – Zurich, Switzerland
Mar. 6: Musik & Frieden – Berlin, Germany with High Valley
Mar. 7: Luxor  – Cologne, Germany with High Valley
Mar: 8: Amsterdam Country Night Melkweg – Amsterdam, NL with High Valley and Ashley McBride
Mar. 10: C2C Festival – The Town Square Stage – London, UK
Mar. 11: C2C Festival – The Big Entrance Stage – London, UK
About American Young: 
American Young is comprised of songwriter/musician Kristy Osmunson, and songwriter/producer Jon Stone, who are complete opposites when it comes to personality, but come together to create hauntingly beautiful music stemmed solely from their own personal experiences. Both are established songwriters in their own right and wrote 11 out of the 12 tracks on their debut album, AY.
Kristy Osmunson, born and raised in Idaho, grew up playing the violin. She went from playing at honky-tonks to co-founding the electrifying fiddle-duo, Bomshel, to writing the Joey + Rory hit “Cheater, Cheater.” Osmunson was well on her way as a songwriter and solo artist before crossing paths with Stone.Jon Stone, originally from Oregon, is country born and bred, for a while even working as a bull rider. Prior to founding American Young, he was a solo act turned successful producer/songwriter including Kenny Chesney’s “Seven Days,” Blake Shelton’s “Kiss My Country Ass,” and Rascal Flatts’ “Me and My Gang.”For more information on American Young, please visit www.AmericanYoung.com or follow on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

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Award-Winning Artist, John Berry, Releases Title Track for Film, Beautifully Broken

Inspirational Feature Film ‘Beautifully Broken’ to Screen at NRB Program 2018 Conference

Photo Credit: Justin Kaicles
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(Nashville, Tenn. – February 26, 2018) ACM, CMA, and Grammy award-winning Country artist, John Berry, has released the title track for Big Film Factory’s exhilarating new feature film, Beautifully Broken to radio. The song, which features heartfelt lyrics, is perfectly paired with the compelling film that tells the riveting true story of three families, worlds apart, whose paths seem unlikely to cross. Each family faces a crisis beyond their control and is forced to make difficult decisions. Those decisions set in motion a series of events that leads to their lives becoming intertwined in ways they could have never predicted or imagined. Their journeys reveal the divine tapestry of God’s love and guidance, and they learn firsthand the power of forgiveness and reconciliation. Fans can view the trailer at beautifullybrokenmovie.com.

Chuck Howard (Beautifully Broken, I’m Not Ashamed, and award-winning music Producer honored by Billboard Magazine for having the biggest Billboard single in the first 100 years of the magazine’s history with “How Do I Live,” as well as the longest-running single on the Billboard Christian chart with “You Light Up My Life.”) produced the track, which is now at radio.

John Berry commented, “I received a text from my friend and producer Chuck Howard saying, ‘I have a song you need to sing’ followed by a rough edit of the film ‘Beautifully Broken.’ I watched the film and was moved to tears… I called Chuck and told him, ‘I’m sure the song is great and I look forward to hearing it, but regardless of the song, I want to be a part of this film any way he could use me; people need to see this film!’ Of course, the song is an amazing work in and of its self, but this song in this film, wow! It was such an honor to sing and be a small part of this story. “

Beautifully Broken will be screened during the National Religious Broadcasters Proclaim 18 International Christian Media Convention (NRB Proclaim 2018 Convention) in Nashville on Thursday, March 1, 2018, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. CT. The film will be screened in the Delta A Ballroom at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. Registered attendees will gain free admittance with their Proclaim 18 badge.

In addition to John Berry, the movie features songs by Dove Award winner, Plumb, and appearances by Hollywood actors including Oscar nominee Eric Roberts and Benjamin Onyango (God’s Not Dead, Inception), and television personality Thomasina “Goo Goo” Atkins (Mary Mary). Christian music fans will also recognize CCM legends Toby McKeehan and Michael W. Smith making appearances in the film–McKeehan playing himself, and Smith in the role of Pastor Henry.

Filmed on location in Port Alfred, South Africa and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Beautifully Broken is directed by Eric Welch (DC Talk: Welcome to the Freak Show) and written by Brad Allen, Chuck Howard and Martin Michael (I Am Not Ashamed), along with Mark McCann (Harmony). It is produced by Allen, Michael and Howard, along with Lisa Arnold (Caged No More), Jarred Coates (God’s Not Dead), Michelle Duffie (War Room, The Shack), and executive produced by Randy Hartley (Through the Valley).

The film has been getting positive reviews and filling up advance release theater screenings.

To schedule an interview with John Berry during the NRB Proclaim 2018 Convention in Nashville, contact Christy Watkins at Christy@aristomedia.com or 615-269-7071.

For more information about Beautifully Broken or the film screening during the NRB Proclaim 2018 Convention, contact Isiah Tatum at isiah@d3egroup.com or (501) 412-9188.

About John Berry: ACM, CMA, and Grammy award-winning country star John Berry has placed 20 singles on the country hit parade charts, six of which went Top 5 as well as a #1 on the Billboard and Radio & Records country charts. He has earned numerous Gold and Platinum records. Berry’s co-written “A Mind Of Her Own” and “Kiss Me In The Car” introduced him to radio audiences in 1993. Then, “Your Love Amazes Me,” “What’s In It For Me” and “You And Only You” thrust him to stardom in 1994. “Standing On The Edge Of Goodbye,” “I Think About It All The Time,” and “If I Had Any Pride Left At All” were all major hits the following year. “Your Love Amazes Me” earned Berry a 1995 GRAMMY nomination. In 1996, he scored a GRAMMY win for his participation in Amazing Grace: A Country Salute to Gospel Vol. 1. Berry took “Change My Mind” into the country music Top 5 in that same year. “She’s Taken A Shine” became an even bigger hit in 1997. The same year, he was nominated for CMA Vocal Event of the Year for “Long Haired Country Boy” with Charlie Daniels and Hal Ketchum. Both fans and the media took note when “There He Goes” was released as a 1999 duet with Patsy Cline. Berry’s two most recent albums, What I Love The Most and his holiday album, Christmas, are both available now at johnberry.com as well as iTunes and other digital retailers.  Berry’s TV show, Songs & Stories with John Berry, airs weekly on Heartland Television, The Family Channel, The Country Network, Roku (via Heartland), AMG TV, Country TV (New Zealand), and Keep It Country TV (UK). For more information, visit songsandstories.com.

About the National Religious Broadcasters Proclaim 18 International Christian Media Convention:
The annual National Religious Broadcasters Proclaim 18 International Christian Media Convention (NRB Proclaim 2018 Convention), is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assisting those in the field of Christian communications. The dynamic expositionconsists of nearly 200 companies and is an active marketplace for those seeking tools and services to expand their ministries. The NRB Proclaim 2018 Convention will be held from February 27 to March 2, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee.


Beautifully Broken/John Berry and “Beautifully Broken” at NRB Convention Contact:

Christy Walker-Watkins – AristoPR – 615-269-7071 – christy@aristomedia.com
Cheri Cranford – AristoPR – 615-269-7071 – cheri@aristomedia.com
John Berry Contact:
Zach Farnum – 117 Entertainment Group – zach@117group.com – (615) 997-0100
Bev Moser – 117 Entertainment Group – bev@117group.com – (615) 997-0100 x701
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Corteo, One of the Best-Loved Cirque Du Soleil Productions, is Coming to Nashville with its North American Arena Tour

At the Bridgestone Arena July 26 through 29, 2018

Tickets on pre-sale exclusively to Cirque Club members today
General on-sale begins March 9, 2018 

(Nashville, Tennessee – February 26, 2018) – Corteo, the latest Cirque du Soleil arena production, will embark on a new journey throughout North America next March. The show will visit Nashville at Bridgestone Arena, from July 26 to 29, for a limited run of six performances. This unique production, directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca, first premiered in Montreal under the Big Top in April 2005. Since then, the show has been a great success and has amazed 8 million people in 64 cities in 19 countries on four continents.   Corteo, which means cortege in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy, and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth.

The clown pictures his own funeral taking place in a carnival atmosphere, watched over by quietly caring angels. Juxtaposing the large with the small, the ridiculous with the tragic and the magic of perfection with the charm of imperfection, the show highlights the strength and fragility of the clown, as well as his wisdom and kindness, to illustrate the portion of humanity that is within each of us. The music turns lyrical and playful carrying Corteo through a timeless celebration in which illusion teases reality.

The concept and disposition of the stage bring the audience in a theatrical atmosphere like never seen before in Cirque du Soleil arena shows. The set curtains, inspired by the Eiffel Tower, and the central curtains, which were hand-painted, give a grandiose feel to the stage. This sets the tone for the poetry of Corteo.

The cast of Corteo includes 51 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors from all around the world.

Sponsor
Cirque du Soleil gratefully acknowledges the official partner of the Corteo USA tour: Forsythe, A Sirius Company

Social media
Facebook: facebook.com/Corteo
Twitter: @Cirque #CORTEO
Instagram: @cirquedusoleil #CORTEO

Ticket information
Show Schedule:
Thursday, July 26, 2018 – 7:30 pm
Friday, July 27, 2018 – 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 28, 2018 – 3:30 pm & 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 29, 2018 – 1:00 pm & 5:00 pm

Advance tickets for Corteo are available now online to Cirque Club members. Cirque Club membership is free and benefits includes access to advance tickets, special offers and exclusive behind the scenes information. To join, go to www.cirqueclub.com.

Tickets will be available to the public as of March 9 at 10 am at cirquedusoleil.com/corteo.

To download official images (taken under the Big Top) and press kit:
Images of the show: http://bit.ly/2G0akkW
B-roll (shoot under the Big Top)http://bit.ly/2jlDJfN
Trailer: http://bit.ly/2ArJ2Fm
Press kit: http://cirk.me/2zzgSra
About Cirque du Soleil:  Originally composed of 20 street performers in 1984, Cirque du Soleil completely reinvented circus arts and went on to become a world leader in artistic entertainment. Established in Montreal, the Canadian organization has brought wonder and delight to over 180 million spectators with 42 productions that have taken place in close to 450 cities in 60 countries. Cirque du Soleil currently has over 4,000 employees, including 1,300 artists, from nearly 50 countries. In 2017 alone, 19 shows are being presented simultaneously throughout the world

For more information about Cirque du Soleil, please go to www.cirquedusoleil.com

Media contact:
Christy Watkins – AristoPR – 615-269-7071 – Christy@aristomedia.com
Cheri Cranford – AristoPR – 615-269-7071 – Cheri@aristomedia.com

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