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Johnny Cash Museum Founder Bill Miller, Acquires Lawrence Records Building

(Nashville, Tenn. – Jan. 29, 2016) Bill Miller, founder of the Johnny Cash Museum, has released a statement regarding today’s acquisition of the Lawrence Records building, located at 409 Broadway, Nashville, Tenn.

Miller commented saying, “We are pleased to take ownership of the Lawrence Records building. This acquisition further demonstrates our commitment to and belief in the city of Nashville. We will be announcing details on an exciting and unique food and beverage concept for the site soon. Suffice it to say that we will continue to live up to the bar we set in terms of quality at The Johnny Cash Museum.”

Specific details surrounding the space will be released in the coming months.

In addition to the Lawrence Records building, Miller currently owns and operates the Johnny Cash Museum, which is located at 119 Third Ave. Since opening on April 26, 2013, the museum has received widespread national attention, including a AAA Gem rating as well as being named the #1 Must Visit Museum for Music Lovers by Conde Nast Traveler [Worldwide], the #1 Pitch Perfect Museum by National Geographic [Worldwide], and one of five Nashville Must-Sees by Forbes Magazine. Additionally, the museum has been featured by numerous other national and regional outlets, including CNN, USA Today, NY Times, Time Magazine, Southern Living, Huffington Post, Rolling Stone, Money Magazine, and many others. Miller recently announced plans surrounding an expansion of the museum, set to open in March 2016.

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The Cains Receive Support for New Single “Knock Knock” from “Pretty Little Liars” Star, Lucy Hale

(Nashville, Tenn. Jan. 29, 2016) “Pretty Little Liars” actress, Lucy Hale, recently took to her social media to show her support and liking to The Cains’ new single, “Knock Knock.” A screenshot of the trio’s single and a quote of her favorite lyric from the song was posted to Hale’s Instagram and Twitter, sharing “JAM @thecainsmusic ‘we walk around this ghost town just like the living dead’.” Sent on the morning of Friday, Jan. 29, the post already has over 100,000 likes on Instagram alone.

Written by Jaida Dreyer, Stephony Smith and Dave Thompson, “Knock Knock” is the latest single off the group’s self-titled EP, The Cains, which was released this past summer on July 21, 2015. The EP was produced and mixed by Daniel Agee. The five-track EP is available on iTunes, Amazon and other major digital retailers.

A music video for “Knock Knock” has been shot and will be released in the coming weeks. Get your listen of The Cains’ single “Knock Knock” here.

For more information on The Cains, view their website at www.thecainsofficial.com and follow them on InstagramTwitter and Facebook.

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Dianna Corcoran’s Debut U.S. Album, In America, Now Available

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(Nashville, Tenn. – Jan. 29, 2016) – Country artist Dianna Corcoran has officially released her much-anticipated album, In America, on January 29, 2016. The album is available for download on iTunes, Amazon and other major digital retailers.

In America, self- produced by Corcoran and recorded at Nashville’s Ocean Way, Warner and Fool on the Hill Studios, is a 12-track collection of songs that brings the best of Australia’s country flavor stateside.

Infusing pop into her Country, Corcoran contributes a unique sound and feel to the genre with her impressive songwriting and agile vocals. From the upbeat fun of “God Did Good” to the subdued, angelic vocals of “A Better Me,” there’s a song for every Country fan.

In America is a collection of true stories,” commented Corcoran. “It’s all real, from the first note to the last raw guitar strum. I hope that by sharing honesty through my music, I’ll have the chance to connect with people across the world.”

Leadoff single “God Did Good” hit radio in August and is available for download on iTunes and Amazon. The upbeat love song features Corcoran’s clever songwriting skills and vocal prowess. With its catchy hook and infectious melody, “God Did Good” sings the praises of Corcoran’s love interest and how “God did good” when he made him. The video, which took the No. 1 spot on Taste of Country’s Top 10 video countdown for two straight weeks, can be viewed here.

An Australia native, Corcoran is no stranger to success in the Country format. With numerous awards to her name, including two Australian Country Music Association Golden Guitar Awards, Corcoran has proven her talents in Australia and across the globe.

Working extensively in the songwriting community throughout Stockholm, London, Germany, Australia, and the U.S., it was only a matter of time before Corcoran took the leap and brought her Country stardom to America.

Now that Corcoran is here, America and Country music are much better off for it. Country stars better watch out, because it’s Corcoran’s time to shine.

For more information on Dianna Corcoran, visit her official website at www.DiannaCorcoran.com, and follow her on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

In America Track Listing:

  1. GOD DID GOOD (Written by Dianna Corcoran, Jeff Cohen and Kristian Bush)
  2. THANK YOU FOR CHEATING ON ME (Written by Dianna Corcoran, Rebecca Lynn Howard and Rachel Thibodeau)
  3. BLAME CAROLINA (Written by Dianna Corcoran and Jenn Schott)
  4. THERAPY (Written by Dianna Corcoran and Trey Bruce)
  5. WHEN THESE WHEELS HIT TENNESSEE (Written by Dianna Corcoran, Jeff Cohen and Kristian Bush)
  6. NOT READY TO LOSE with Gary Burr (Written by Dianna Corcoran and Gary Burr)
  7. HOLD ON LOVER (Written by Dianna Corcoran, Jeff Cohen and Kristian Bush)
  8. FEELS LIKE HOLLYWOOD (Written by Dianna Corcoran, Andrew Fromm and Brian White)
  9. OTHER SIDE OF LETTING GO (Written by Dianna Corcoran and Blake Bollinger)
  10. GHOST IN THE PASSENGER SIDE (Written by Dianna Corcoran, Ben Stennis and Blake Bollinger)
  11. SUGAR (Written by Dianna Corcoran, Jeff Cohen and James Slater)
  12. A BETTER ME (Written by Dianna Corcoran and Jeremy Spillman)

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Lineup Announced For Grand Ole Opry At CRS 2016

Trace Adkins, Ashley Campbell, Easton Corbin, Chris Janson, Tracy Lawrence, Maddie & Tae, Martina McBride and David Nail among list of performers

(Nashville, Tenn. – January 29, 2016) – The lineup has been announced for this year’s Grand Ole Opry at Country Radio Seminar (CRS), which will be held on the kick-off night (Feb. 8) of the three-day event at Omni Nashville.

The star-studded lineup includes Trace Adkins, Ashley Campbell, Easton Corbin, Chris Janson, Tracy Lawrence, Maddie & Tae, Martina McBride and David Nail. The show will begin at 7 p.m., immediately following the annual CRS Welcome Reception. All CRS registrants can attend, with both seating and standing room available. The Grand Ole Opry at CRS 2016 is sponsored by Disabled American Veterans.

Since 2012, Country music’s most famous show has made its mark on CRS and brought star-studded shows to standing room only crowds. With the Opry’s signature barn backdrop and famous microphone stands on stage, the Omni Hotel’s Broadway Ballroom will be transformed into the CRS Performance Hall to give audience members a real taste of the Opry and the Grand Ole Opry House in the middle of CRS.

The Opry, radio’s longest-running program, has rarely staged shows outside its regular program schedule and its permanent home (the Grand Ole Opry House) or its winter residence (Ryman Auditorium). Past Opry performances played outside the show’s home venues include performances staged at prestigious theaters such as New York City’s Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

To register for Country Radio Seminar 2016, held Monday, Feb. 8 through Wednesday, Feb. 10 at the Omni Nashville, visit www.CountryRadioSeminar.com today. The current registration rate for the event is $629 per person. A limited number of Omni Hotel rooms are still available. To book a room, please call 1-800-THE-OMNI (1-800-843-6664) or reserve online by visiting here. The CRS Rate booking code is 020616CRB2016. For more information and an advance agenda, please visit www.CountryRadioSeminar.com.

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. The three-day event offers attendees access to informative panels, countless networking opportunities, prominent speakers, research presentations and intimate performances from some of today’s biggest stars and emerging artists. Visit www.CountryRadioSeminar.com for more information. Like CRS on Facebook and follow CRS on Twitter (Hashtag #CRS2016).

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“Put Me In Coach: The Best Talent Coaches Converge” Set For CRS 2016

Scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 9 a.m. at Omni Nashville

(Nashville, Tenn. – Jan. 28, 2016) Barry Switzer (Former Oklahoma and Dallas Cowboys Coach), Dennis Clark (VP of Talent Development, iHeart Media) and Steve Reynolds (Talent Coach) will present Put Me In Coach: The Best Talent Coaches Converge at Country Radio Seminar 2016. This panel will provide tips on managing great talent, be it radio or professional athletes. With each talent so unique, how do you unlock the secrets to motivating high performers? How do you do it consistently? What’s the secret sauce? Find out how as three superstar coaches come together for this panel.

Put Me In Coach: The Best Talent Coaches Converge will be led by RJ Curtis (All Access). Curtis comments, “This panel will touch on leadership, managing uniquely talented people in a specialized field, and the art of developing ordinary air personalities into extraordinary ones. Along with talent coaches Steve Reynolds and Dennis Clark from radio, we have another expert in recruiting, developing and managing gifted people: Barry Switzer, who owns both NCAA and NFL championship rings. It all comes down to coaching and teaching; the similarities of working with radio and football talent are striking. This conversation promises to be very helpful.“

The panel will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 9 a.m. on Level 2, in Legends D-G at Omni Nashville.

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Barry Layne Switzer has served 16 years as head football coach at the University of Oklahoma and four years for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He has one of the highest winning percentages of any college football coach in history. Switzer is one of only three head coaches to win both a college football national championship (1974, 1975, 1985) and a Super Bowl (Super Bowl XXX 1995).

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Dennis Clark followed his passion for radio. He started his career by joining the team of Rick Dees, the legendary LA morning man, 35 years ago. Clark has an unmatched track record of success developing new radio talent, strengthening established talent and training programmers. He is the only American consultant to have trained talent in every country in Europe. Dennis masters his markets’ playbooks and develops innovative strategies for ratings success through talent development.

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Steve Reynolds began his successful career by working in morning radio. After making a professional transition, Reynolds opened his own company, The Reynolds Group. For years, Reynolds studied the art of connecting with audiences, what motivates the listeners to return and the prep it takes to stay successful in the industry. He created The Reynolds Group to help managers and talent develop a strategy to succeed to grow positive personality images while relating to the talent in a way where they buy in to grow their audience share. He is currently the only talent coach that works with eight different morning shows across the Top Ten markets.

To register for the three-day event, held Monday, Feb. 8 through Wednesday, Feb. 10 at Omni Nashville, visit www.CountryRadioSeminar.com today. The current registration rate for the event is $629 per person.  In addition, a limited number of Omni Hotel rooms are still available. To book a room, please call 1-800-THE-OMNI (1-800-843-6664) or reserve online by visiting here. The CRS Rate booking code is 020616CRB2016.

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 2016 is set for Feb. 8-10, 2016 at the Omni Hotel. Visit www.CountryRadioSeminar.com for more information. Like CRS on Facebook and follow CRS on Twitter (Hashtag #CRS2016).

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Programmers Boot Camp Series Announced For CRS 2016

Programmers Boot Camp Series Sponsored by Benztown

(Nashville, Tenn. – Jan. 27, 2016) Details have been released surrounding three boot camp discussions taking place during Country Radio Seminar 2016, held Feb. 8-10, 2016 at Omni Nashville. Sponsored by Benztown, the three discussions are “Programmers Boot Camp Series Part 1: Imaging Secrets Revealed,” “Programmers Boot Camp Series Part II: Get Prepped,” and “Programmers Boot Camp Series Part lll: Mastering the Music.”

“Programmers Boot Camp Series Part l: Imaging Secrets Revealed” is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. Four of the best imaging copywriters in the business, Rich Witt (Vanilla Gorilla), Cowboy Kyle (WUSY Chattanooga), Jason Garte (The Mix Group) and Jeff Berlin (Greater Media Boston) will discuss how to effectively image your station on a budget. Bob Richards (Emmis Communications) will lead the Q&A discussion. Additionally, the panelists will examine how to write better copy, the best ways to get local listener testimonials to make your imaging shine, and how to effectively communicate with your voice talent to get the best read.

“Programmers Boot Camp Series Part ll: Get Prepped” is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 9. The discussion will be led by RJ Curtis (All Access). Confirmed panelists are Big D and Bubba (Silverfish Media), Jeff Andrews (Sheet Happens) and Steve Harmon (Bit Board and iHeartMedia’s Paul and Young Ron). Together they will give recommendations on how you can give your air-staff the tools they need to gather relevant content to produce a great on air product and how to engage an audience on a budget. Panelists will also provide lists of useful websites “free” content can be gathered and companies who specialize in prep services.

“Programmers Boot Camp Series Part lll: Mastering the Music” is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 9. The discussion will be led by Beverlee Brannigan (The E.W. Scripps Company). Industry professionals with years of experience in competitive market battles, Lance Houston (PD of the Bull in Boston) Bill Jones (Bill Jones Media Consulting) and B-Dub (KUPL/Alpha) will explain how to effectively schedule music coding and setting up rules to free up time in your busy day.

Boot camp panels will take in Cumberland Rooms #1 and #2, located on Level 3 in Omni Nashville.

To register for the three-day event, held Monday, Feb. 8 through Wednesday, Feb. 10 at the Omni Nashville, visit www.CountryRadioSeminar.com today. The current registration rate for the event is $629 per person. In addition, a limited number of Omni Hotel rooms are still available. To book a room, please call 1-800-THE-OMNI (1-800-843-6664) or reserve online by visiting here. The CRS Rate booking code is 020616CRB2016.

About Benztown: Benztown is an international radio imaging, production library, programming, jingles and voiceover services company with over 1,900 affiliations on six different continents. In August, 2015, Benztown was recognized for the third consecutive year by Inc. magazine as one of America’s Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies, ranked at No. 1364 on the exclusive Inc. 5000. With offices and studios in Los Angeles, New York, and Stuttgart, Benztown offers the highest quality imaging workparts for 20 libraries across 13 formats including AC, Hot AC, CHR, Country, Urban, Rhythmic, Classic Hits, Rock, News/Talk, Sports and JACK. Benztown’s industry-leading technology and proprietary web-based imaging solution, “Benztown Branding”, is used daily by nearly 1,200 broadcast radio stations and digital services worldwide. Benztown also provides custom voice-over and imaging services across all formats, including commercial voice-over and copywriting services. Benztown Radio Networks, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hollywood Radio Networks, is an international media syndication company providing unique, first-rate programming and features to radio stations and media companies around the world, including The Todd ‘N’ Tyler Radio Empire, Hot Mix, Slow Jams with R Dub!, Remote News Service, Vipology and Flashback. For more information, visit www.benztown.com.

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 2016 is set for Feb. 8-10, 2016 at the Omni Hotel. Visit www.CountryRadioSeminar.com for more information. Like CRS on Facebook and follow CRS on Twitter (Hashtag #CRS2016).

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Futuri Media and CRS Partner to Present the CRS Tech Breakfast: Country’s Digital Advantage

Scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 8 a.m.

(Nashville, Tenn. – Jan. 27, 2016) Futuri CEO Daniel Anstandig and 3D MediaVentures President Jon Erdahl will present Country’s Digital Advantage: How technology gives country radio unique opportunities above all other formats at the “CRS Futuri Tech Breakfast” during Country Radio Seminar 2016. Presented by Futuri Media (http://www.FuturiMedia.com), the event will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 8 a.m. at the Omni Hotel in Cumberland 3/4, and will include a breakfast buffet, mimosas, and a chance to win an Apple Watch.

Since 2013, Futuri Media has monitored millions of posts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with its TopicPulse social monitoring system; entertained millions of country music fans through its radio station mobile apps; and created live interactive shows using “LDR” (Listener Driven Radio) on hundreds of radio stations around the world.

Anstandig and Erdahl will also present data from Futuri’s platforms that show how country listeners differ from all other formats. You’ll get a unique perspective on the value of engaging a country fan in the digital world. The session will examine the value of an interactive consumer and how social and mobile technology provides unprecedented opportunities to cultivate and attract engaged and interactive fans in country and more.

For more information and an advance agenda, please visit www.CountryRadioSeminar.com.

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 2016 is set for Feb. 8-10, 2016 at the Omni Hotel. Visit www.CountryRadioSeminar.com for more information. Like CRS on Facebook and follow CRS on Twitter (Hashtag #CRS2016).

About Futuri Media: Futuri Media (http://www.futurimedia.com) is a global leader in innovative interactive broadcast technology. It develops SaaS-based social and mobile audience engagement technology for broadcasters and publishers including Listener Driven Radio’s LDR1™ voting window, LDR1’s Instant Alerts™ and Takeover® technologies; TopicPulse®, a real-time social media measurement system for newsrooms and content producers; the TopLine sales presentation service; and Futuri Mobile™, which designs custom mobile features and apps for broadcasters, offering more than 165 iPhone, Android and tablet apps. The company’s platforms are in use at more than 950 TV and radio stations and networks in 18 countries, reaching more than 100 million consumers monthly.

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#MeetMeMonday – Kelly Basdavanos

Getting To Know Aristo PR’s Kelly Basdavanos

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Q: Where is your hometown? And why did you decide to come to Nashville?
My hometown is in Glen Cove, N.Y. I decided to come to Nashville to major in Music Business at Belmont University.

Q: What is one interesting fact about you?
I love sharks. I went cage diving off the coast of Oahu, HI with a bunch of Galapagos sharks. My next stop is either Australia or South Africa to cage dive with the Great Whites.

Q: What is your favorite Nashville eatery?
FIDO. FIDO. FIDO.

Q: What is your favorite music venue? (Anywhere)
Beacon Theater, NY.

Q: If you could only pick one, what would be your all-time favorite song?
“Vienna” – Billy Joel

Q: What are some of your hobbies?
I like to attend concerts, play tennis, paint and travel when I get the chance!

Q: What is your favorite thing to do in Nashville on the weekend?
On the weekend, I usually stop at Fido because their breakfast dishes are the bomb. I also like to try new restaurants around the city.

Q: If you could have any super power, what would it be?
Teleportation so I could travel anywhere in the world in the blink of an eye.

Q: What do you consider your greatest achievement?
My greatest achievement has probably been working the GRAMMY Awards my sophomore year at Belmont. It was amazing to meet so many industry professionals and talents who I will hopefully be working for some day in the near future.

Q: What is something interesting that is on your bucket list?
I would love to eventually travel to different parts of the world to help monitor sea turtle hatchings.

Q: What is one type of food that you could not live without?
Mac and cheese

Q: What actor would you want to play you in the movie of your life? Why?
Amy Schumer because she’s funny and fabulous.

Q: If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would you go?
London. I absolutely love it there. I studied abroad in London last spring and loved it so much, I returned in August for a week.

Q: How would your friends describe you?
Obsessed with cats, bubbly, very particular, and truthful.

Q: What TV or movie series are you obsessed with right now?
I just started watching “Friday Night Lights” over winter break and I’m almost done with the third season. I’m totally obsessed.

Q: What did you ‘want to be when you grew up’ as a kid?
I wanted to be a singer when I was younger. I quickly realized that wasn’t going to work out since I have no musical talent whatsoever.

Q: If time or money weren’t an issue, what would you be doing right now?
I would be traveling to different parts of the world and exploring.

Q: What are the top five albums that have shaped your life?
Jonas Brothers (self titled album): They were a pretty huge part of my life— I was a mega fan.
The Eagles: Greatest Hits: My family would listen to this album every year we took our Canada skiing trip, so now it just reminds me of family and good times.
How To Save A Life – The Fray: For some reason when this album came out, I became obsessed. It still pops up in my playlists and it never gets old.
Oops… I Did It Again – Britney Spears: The tour after this album came out was my first concert ever. I was 7 years old and now when I listen to this album, a lot of childhood memories come back to me.
Mylo Xyloto – Coldplay: I love every Coldplay album, but Mylo Xyloto was the tour that I was finally able to attend and it still ranks as the best concert I have ever been to.

Q: A television show you can’t miss, but hate to admit you watch:
“Keeping Up With The Kardashians”

Q: If you could spend the day with any person (living or deceased), who would it   be?
Harry Styles because he’s awesome.

Q: What is your life goal?
My life goal would have to be: be happy in whatever career path I end up choosing.

Q: What is your favorite joke?
What is a pile of cats called?
A meowntain.

Daily necessities in your desk drawer, pocket, or purse:
My license, credit card, and cell phone.

Favorite thing in your office:
Colorful paperclips.

Take a photo of your favorite coffee mug and explain:
I received this mug as a gift and I absolutely love it (mostly because it’s pretty)!

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Travis Tritt Comments On Passing Of Close Friend, Eagles Member Glenn Frey

(Nashville, Tenn. – Jan. 18, 2016) – Travis Tritt has released a statement regarding the passing of his longtime friend, founding member and guitarist of the Eagles, Glenn Frey.

Tritt commented, “Glenn Frey and the music he created alone and with The Eagles have been such an inspiration to me. We first met at the video shoot for my version of ‘Take It Easy’ in 1993. He always went out of his way to acknowledge and encourage me ever since. I’m a better person, better musician and a better songwriter having met him. I still can’t believe he is gone!”

Tritt’s 1993 release of Eagles’ “Take It Easy” led to a reunion of the famously acrimonious band as they came together to appear in the music video.  The meeting led to reconciliation and the band put aside their differences, eventually reuniting for their 1994 Hell Freezes Over tour.
Glenn Frey passed away on Jan. 18, 2016 at the age of 67.

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Marco Club Connection Announces Top 10 Country Dance Club Hits of 2015

Andy Grammer’s “Honey, I’m Good.” and Blake Shelton’s “Sangria” top the list

(Nashville, Tenn. – January 18, 2016) – Andy Grammer’s “Honey, I’m Good.” and Blake Shelton’s “Sangria” topped the list of Country dance favorites in 2015, according to Marco Club Connection’s annual ranking of Country dance club songs.

“Honey, I’m Good.” was a major pop hit that appealed to dancers at all outlets, and received a significant boost among Country fans when Eli Young Band released their collaborative version of the song with Grammer to country radio and dance venues. Marco Club Connection’s Craig Bann notes the unusually strong impact of the song, stating that “Following the release of Eli Young Band’s version of ‘Honey, I’m Good’ featuring Andy Grammer, we saw an incredible resurgence of popularity and club play for the song at Country venues.”

Bann further reports that “2015 saw continued growth in dance-oriented, up-tempo Country singles, with hits like Luke Bryan’s ‘Kick The Dust Up’ and Sam Hunt’s ‘House Party’ making a lasting impression within the Country line-dance community.”

The Nashville-based company surveys a panel of nearly 250 club owners, DJs and dance instructors from across the country to compile its rankings every December. Overall votes by the panel determine each song’s placement on the list.

The list was a mixture of new and established artists with Little Big Town’s CMA award-winning “Girl Crush” placing as the 6th most popular song among dancers, while newcomers Sam Hunt, A Thousand Horses and Mo Pitney all had their first placement on the annual list.

Zac Brown Band was the only artist to be represented twice in the Top 10 with “Homegrown” and “Beautiful Drug” coming in at 8 and 10.

Two titles from 2014, Kenny Chesney’s “American Kids” and Colt Ford’s “Crank It Up,” continued their run of popularity well into 2015 and were also ranked very highly among dancers and DJs.

The results of the 2015 Top 10 Country Dance Club Hits are:

  1. “Honey, I’m Good.” – Andy Grammer
  2. “Sangria” – Blake Shelton
  3. “Kick The Dust Up” – Luke Bryan
  4. “House Party” – Sam Hunt
  5. “Crash and Burn” – Thomas Rhett
  6. “Girl Crush” – Little Big Town
  7. “Boy & A Girl Thing” – Mo Pitney
  8. “Homegrown” – Zac Brown Band
  9. “Smoke” – A Thousand Horses
  10. “Beautiful Drug” – Zac Brown Band

A complete archive of Marco Club Connection’s Top 10 Country Dance Club Hits can be viewed at http://marcoclubconnection.com/top-10/.

About Marco Club Connection: With a nationwide database including more than 250 venues and world-renowned dance instructors, Marco Club Connection has the ability to reach more than 200,000 club patrons per weekend. Marco Club Connection directly markets music to over 2 million club goers. Ranging from product distribution to full marketing and promotion campaigns, Marco Club Connection has the resources to meet your needs. In today’s rapidly evolving and increasingly fragmented media environment, club promotion offers a unique channel that capitalizes on new opportunities to reach your audience. Club promotions are a valuable component in a music marketing campaign.

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