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Eleven Hit Songwriters Announced for Bob Kingsley’s Acoustic Alley at CRS 2017

Highly Anticipated After-Hour Event set for Feb. 23

(Nashville, Tenn. Nov. 28, 2016) On Feb. 23, eleven of the format’s most successful songwriters will perform at Bob Kingsley’s Acoustic Alley, one of the many popular after-hour events taking place during Country Radio Seminar 2017 (Feb. 22-24). ,Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, JT Harding, Laura Veltz, Luke Laird, Ashley Gorley, Brett James, Rhett Akins, Busbee, Jon Nite, and Cole Taylor are all set to perform.

Bob Kingsley will host this magical event, which is in its sixth consecutive year, and becoming one of the pinnacle shows of Country Radio Seminar.

Kingsley states, “One of the highlights of my year is presenting some of the best songwriters in the world to my radio colleagues at CRS. This year we’ve got one of the best line-ups ever. Anyone who’s been there can tell you that seeing hit songs performed by the people who wrote them, and hearing the stories behind them, makes for one of the greatest evenings you will ever spend. As always, I can’t wait.”

Bob Kingsley’s Acoustic Alley will be held on Feb. 23 from 7 p.m. until midnight in the Legends Ballroom (level 2) at The Omni in Nashville, Tenn. A cash bar will be provided. A CRS badge will be required for admittance.

The $599 regular registration rate for Country Radio Seminar 2017, held Wednesday, Feb. 22 through Friday, Feb. 24 at the Omni hotel, is available at www.CountryRadioSeminar.com. 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.

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 2017 is set for Feb. 22-24, 2017 at the Omni Hotel. Visit www.CountryRadioSeminar.com for more information. Like CRS on Facebook and follow CRS on Twitter (Hashtag #CRS2017).

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Shane McAnally

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Luke Laird

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Brett James

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CRB/CRS Now Announces 2017 Rusty Walker Scholarship Recipients

(Nashville, Tenn. – Nov. 21, 2016) The Country Radio Broadcasters have named Alexandria Hardy (General Manager, Tomlinson-Leis Communications/Palestine, TX), Joseph Pitt (Cumulus Broadcasting-Appleton/Oshkosh/Green Bay), and Matt Ramone (PM Drive DJ, KUBL/Salt Lake City, UT) as recipients of the 2017 Rusty Walker Scholarship. Each individual will receive an all-expense paid trip and attendance to CRS 2017, to be held Feb. 22-24, 2017.  The three scholars will be recognized during the CRS 2017 Opening Ceremonies.

The Rusty Walker Scholarship program is named in honor of Country Radio Hall of Fame member Rusty Walker, who passed away in May 2012 at the age of 59.  To honor Walker’s belief in cultivating rising stars, CRS created the scholarship program in his name, enabling young members of the business who may not otherwise have the chance, to attend CRS.

Country Radio Seminar will be held Wednesday, February 22 through Friday, February 24 at the luxurious Omni Nashville, in the heart of downtown Nashville.  Register to attend CRS 2017 today by visiting www.CountryRadioSeminar.com or by calling the CRS offices at 615-327-4487.  Registration is now available at the “Regular Rate” of $599.

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. CRS 2017 will be held Feb. 22-24, 2017. Visit at www.CountryRadioSeminar.com for more information. Like CRS on Facebook and follow CRS on Twitter. (Hashtag #CRS2017).

 

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TRAVIS TRITT’S A MAN AND HIS GUITAR – LIVE FROM THE FRANKLIN THEATRE 2-DISC CD SET AND DVD NOW AVAILABLE

(November 18, 2016 – Nashville, Tenn.) – Multi-award winning artist and country music hit-maker Travis Tritt has released a special live 2-disc CD and DVD, titled A Man and His Guitar – Live From The Franklin Theatre. The much-anticipated release, shot and recorded at the historic Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tenn., spotlights Tritt’s distinctively soulful voice and his exceptional guitar prowess in an intimate theater setting.

The project features Tritt at his best; performing an unplugged solo concert that gives fans the rare opportunity to hear a fresh take on some of Tritt’s biggest hits, including “Help Me Hold On,” “Anymore,” and “Best of Intentions,” in their purest form. Previously unreleased renditions of “Come and Go Blues” and “Pickin’ At It” are also included in the program.

In this concert, Tritt acknowledges and pays tribute to the artists that were influential to him as he punctuates the release with personal stories and anecdotes from his lengthy career. Select acoustic numbers and humorous moments between Tritt and his guests, Marty Stuart and James Otto, are also highlighted.

More than 25 years after he launched his music career, the Southern-Rock influenced artist continues to stay true and relevant to Country music fans across the globe. In 2015, Tritt’s compilation album, The Very Best of Travis Tritt, continued a trend that started the previous year by topping the SoundScan Top 200 Catalog Country Albums chart for 50 consecutive weeks with 15 weeks spent at No. 1 and 33 weeks notched in the Top Five.

Over the course of his career, Tritt has produced over 25 million in album sales, two Grammy award wins and multiple No. 1 singles on the country radio charts, including “Help Me Hold On,” “Can I Trust You with My Heart” and “Foolish Pride.” Tritt was dubbed one of “The Class of ‘89,” which included country music superstars Garth Brooks, ‪Clint Black and ‪Alan Jackson, all whom dominated the charts in the 1990s and beyond. Among his eleven studio albums and numerous charted singles are nineteen Top 10 hits including “Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde,” “Here’s A Quarter” and “It’s A Great Day to Be Alive.”

A Man and His Guitar – Live From The Franklin Theatre, will be available for purchase through major digital retailers, TravisTritt.com, and at various stops throughout Tritt’s tour. The DVD will only be available at TravisTritt.com and on tour. For a list of forthcoming tour stops, please visit www.TravisTritt.com.

For more information on Travis Tritt, visit his website TravisTritt.com and follow him on and Facebook and Twitter.

For media inquiries, please contact Christy Walker-Watkins at christy@aristomedia.com or (615) 269-7071.

CD TRACK LISTING:

Disc 1
1. “It’s All About The Money” (Donny Kees, Jody Harris)
2. “Where Corn Don’t Grow” (Mark Alan Springer, Roger Murrah)
3. “The Pressure Is On” (Hank Williams, Jr.)
4. “I’m Gonna Be Somebody” (Jill Colucci, Stewart Harris)
5. “Lord Have Mercy On The Working Man” [with James Otto] (Kostas)
6. “Country Club” (Catesby Jones, Dennis Lord)
7. “Country Ain’t Country” (Carson Chamberlain, Casey Beatherd, Teresa Boaz)
8. “500 Miles Away From Home” (Bobby Bare, Charles Williams, Hedy West)
9. “Here’s A Quarter” (Travis Tritt)
10. “Best of Intentions” (Travis Tritt)
11. “Drift Off To Dream” (Travis Tritt, Stewart Harris)
12. “Help Me Hold On” (Travis Tritt, Pat Terry)

Disc 2
1. “Whiskey Ain’t Workin’” [with Marty Stuart] (Ronny Scaife, Marty Stuart)
2. “Pickin’ At It” [with Marty Stuart] (Travis Tritt)
3. “Come And Go Blues” (Gregg Allman)
4. “Anymore” (Travis Tritt, Jill Colucci)
5. “I Walk the Line” (Johnny Cash)
6. “Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way” (Waylon Jennings)
7. “A Long Time Ago” (Waylon Jennings, Shel Silverstein)
8. “Mama’s Don’t Let Your Babies Grown Up To Be Cowboys” (Patsy Bruce, Ed Bruce)
9. “Lone Wolf” (Hank Williams, Jr.)
10. “It’s A Great Day To Be Alive” (Darrell Scott)
11. “T-R-O-U-B-L-E” (Jerry Chestnut)
12. “Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde” (Walt Aldridge, James LeBlanc)

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Emerging Country Artist, Camille Rae, Releases Official Music Video for “But I Want You”

Watch “But I Want You” Official Music Video Here

(Nashville, Tenn. – November 15, 2016) – Country singer/songwriter, Camille Rae, has released the official music video to her single “But I Want You” through Facebook.

The music video was shot and directed by Jacob Long in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

“I am so excited about this video and I think it’s a perfect representation of how fun this song really is,” said Rae. “Plus, the video consists of my closest friends, which make this so special and memorable for me.”

Co-written by Jaida Dreyer, Fred Wilhelm, and Jay Knowles, “But I Want You” is the follow-up single to her debut release, “Shadows Dance Tonight,” which scored the emerging artist her first nationally charted single.  “Shadows Dance Tonight” landed at No. 55 on the Music Row Charts and received strong airplay across the United States and Canada.

Originally from Mount Vernon, Ky., Rae has been sharing her talent with all whom would listen since the age of three. At 12, Rae began to craft her own songs and was a member of the Kentucky All-State choir. She went on to complete her musical education at University of the Cumberlands and taught choir before focusing on her own artistry. Since 2012, Rae has opened for notable acts like The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, David Cook, Maddie and Tae, and more.

Rae has recently completed studio work for a full-length studio album in which the street date is to be determined.

Download “But I Want You” on iTunes and Apple Music.

For more information on Camille Rae, visit her official website at www.CamilleRae.com, and follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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CRS 2017 New Faces of Country Music Show Talent Voting Opens This Thursday, Nov. 17, at 8 a.m. CT

Deadline To Vote Is EOD Nov. 25

(Nashville, Tenn. – November 15, 2016) – Voting for the CRS 2017 New Faces of Country Music Show® lineup opens this Thursday, Nov. 17 at 8 a.m. CT to all Country radio station employees. Voting will remain open through the end of day (11:59 p.m. CST), Friday, Nov. 25 at www.CountryRadioSeminar.com. The five acts with the most votes will make up the lineup for the show.

This year’s performer nominees are:
Lauren Alaina (Mercury Records)
Tucker Beathard (Dot Records)
Chase Bryant (Red Bow Records)
Chris Lane (Big Loud Records)
William Michael Morgan (Warner Bros.)
Maren Morris (Columbia Nashville)
Jon Pardi (Capitol Nashville)
Michael Ray (Warner Bros.)
Granger Smith (Wheelhouse Records)
Drake White (Dot Records)
Brett Young (Republic Nashville)

Any full-time employee of a commercial, 24-hour Country formatted radio station may vote for the 2017 New Faces of Country Music Show performers. Votes must be cast from voter’s station email in order to be verified and successfully cast.

The New Faces of Country Music Show will be held during CRS 2017, at the Omni Hotel Nashville. The show is co-sponsored by the Academy of Country Music and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and is one of the most anticipated events at Country Radio Seminar. Five emerging artists who have achieved significant success at Country radio during the qualification period are selected each year to perform at the showcase event.
Below are the New Faces of Country Music qualification criteria:

1. The qualification period is Nov. 1 – Oct. 31 during the year immediately preceding the New Faces of Country Music Show.

2. Nominees may not have appeared on a previous New Faces of Country Music Show. Solo performers that become a member of a group or duo, or a group or duo member that becomes a solo artist are considered eligible.

3. Nominees must have charted at least one Top 25 single on the the Mediabase Country Chart as published in Country Aircheck or at least one Top 25 single on the Billboard Country Chart during the qualification period.

4. Nominees may not have more than two albums on the Billboard Country Top 50 Country Album chart, nor more than two albums that peaked above No. 50 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart (or corresponding Nielsen Soundscan-based chart) by the end of the qualification period.

The $599 regular registration rate is now available at www.CountryRadioSeminar.com. Dinner tickets for the New Faces of Country Music Show are sold-out.

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 2017 is set for Feb. 22-24, 2017 at the Omni Hotel. Visit www.CountryRadioSeminar.com for more information. Like CRS on Facebook and follow CRS on Twitter (Hashtag #CRS2017).

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Nomination Period Open For Country Radio Hall Of Fame Class of 2017

Applications due by December 12, 2016: Nominate Here!

Nominations for the Country Radio Hall of Fame Class of 2017 are now being accepted and must be received by December 12, 2016. Interested parties can submit applications at www.countryradioseminar.com.

The 2017 Hall of Fame inductees will be revealed at Country Radio Seminar 2017, which will take place Feb. 22-24, 2017 at the Omni Hotel in downtown Nashville, Tenn. Information regarding the date, location, sponsorship opportunities and ticket prices for the Country Radio Hall of Fame Dinner and Awards ceremony will be available in the coming months.

The Country Radio Hall of Fame is dedicated to the recognition of 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 Hall of Fame has two categories: Radio and On-Air Personality. The CRB President’s Award and the Artist Career Achievement Award are also recognized at the event.

Submissions received after the deadline will be placed under consideration for the 2018 Country Radio Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

Visit www.CountryRadioSeminar.com for more information.  Like CRS on Facebook and follow CRS on Twitter.

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Billy Ray Cyrus Delivers a Call-to-Action on Veterans Day

Billy Ray Cyrus, paid tribute to America’s veterans with his patriotic anthem, “Some Gave All” amongst other career hits and presented a call-to-action through a Facebook Live stream.

Cyrus encourages all to replace their current political outlook, no matter what that be, with positivity and respect. 

“Today and every day, no matter where you are, please thank our veterans for the right, the privilege, and the freedom we share… in peace. That’s what it’s [Veterans Day] all about.”

Recently, Cyrus volunteered his time and talent at Appleton Harley-Davidson in Clarksville, Tenn. in which he led a parade of motorcycles in the Eagle Toy Run throughout the area in support of the families at Fort Campbell Airforce and Army Installation.

Cyrus was joined on his motorcycle by local news anchor, Demetria Kalodimos, who introduced Cyrus before he performed with his friend, veteran Derek Jones before contributing his own collection of teddy bears and toys.

Appleton Harley-Davidson is selling specially-made T-shirts to further raise support of the families at Fort Campbell and our military’s efforts. For information on the shirts, head to Appleton Harley-Davidson’s Facebook page.


Billy Ray Cyrus and Demetria Kalodimos Picture Courtesy of WSMV Channel 4

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Ty Herndon’s Powerful New Record, House On Fire, Now Available on iTunes and Amazon

Critics Deliver Praise On New Release

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’s much anticipated, full-length album House On Fire is now available on iTunes and Amazon. From track to track, Herndon has made the most engaging, meaningful and fulfilling music of his career. Featuring Herndon’s powerful trademark vocals, the new album is already receiving critical accolades and being hailed as one of his best albums yet.

In a recent article, USA Today states, “His expressive vocals, the surging romance of his lyrics — all the things that put him on the map with his No. 1 debut single ‘What Mattered Most’ are evident on each of its 12 tracks.”

Rolling Stone Country claims, “Herndon aims to put forth a newfound vulnerability… It’s a new look, but one that suits him well.”

The project has also garnered praise from People, Huffington Post, Sounds Like Nashville, and many more.

In support of the release, Herndon has also released three music videos to songs off the new album. Videos for “That Kind of Night,” “House On Fire” and “Fighter” are now available, and were directed by Trent Atkinson and edited by Jeff Matthews. Two other music videos have been shot and will be released in the coming days.

Herndon will appear on Prime Country (Ch. 54) as guest a DJ on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. ET as well as Sunday, Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. ET.

House On Fire is a collection of 12 new contemporary songs, which are co-produced by Herndon and Erik Halbig, with Drew Davis joining as co-producer on six of the songs.

Herndon recently signed with BFD through Sony/RED Distribution, which marks Herndon’s return to the Sony family, where he made his chart-topping debut in the mid-90s. Herndon is also booked by Nashville-based agency, Buddy Lee Attractions.

Herndon’s 20-year career has resulted in an impressive string of hits, which includes four No. 1’s (“What Mattered Most,” “Living in a Moment,” “It Must Be Love,” “Loved Too Much”), as well as numerous top 10 hits, including “I Want My Goodbye Back,” “Loved Too Much,” “A Man Holding On (To a Woman Letting Go),” and “Hands of a Working Man.” He’s had 20 Billboard charted singles to his credit, numerous industry awards, and more than five million albums sold.
For more information on Ty Herndon, please visit www.TyHerndon.com.

Track Listing:

1) That Kind of Night
(Erik Halbig, JT Hodges, Rich Redmond)
2) Sweet Way To Go
(Ty Herndon, Erik Halbig, Sammy Ariaga, Jason Massey)
3) Just Friends
(Ty Herndon, Drew Davis, Erik Halbig, Dakota Bradley)
4) All Night Tonight
(Ty Herndon, Drew Davis, Erik Halbig)
5) Blame It On the Mustang
(Chase Yaklin, Jason Delkou, Erik Halbig)
6) House On Fire
(Ty Herndon, Drew Davis, Erik Halbig)
7) Go
(Ty Herndon, Drew Davis, Erik Halbig)
8) If You
(Walker Hayes, Erik Halbig)
9) Stick With What I Know
(Ty Herndon, Erik Halbig, Jeremy Bussey, John Ritter)
10) Nothing Left to Break
(Erik Halbig, Rebecca Lynn Howard, Elisha Hoffman)
11) World I’m Livin’ In
(Ty Herndon, Drew Davis, Kristy Osmunson, Erik Halbig)
12) Fighter
(Ann Marie Boskovich, Danny Myrick, Monica Madrid)

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Singer-Songwriter and MTV Star Davis Mallory Releases Holiday Single “Box It Up”

(Nashville, Tenn. –November 4, 2016)— Singer-songwriter and Former MTV’s The Real World star Davis Mallory has released a holiday single, “Box It Up.”

The track, co-written with Clayton Jones of Madison Letter and produced by Josh Sudduth of Relient K, is paired with a music video and can be viewed here.

“We filmed in September with the Nashville Film Institute’s Zachary Layman and Blake Guidry in Thompson Station and East Nashville,” said Mallory. “I wrote ‘Box It Up’ just after Christmas, so the theme of wanting the spirit to linger came naturally.”

Mallory came to Nashville in 2013 to focus on his songwriting. In 2014, he released “Beautiful Girls (Diem’s Song),” a tribute to his Real World co-star, Diem Brown, who passed from cancer that year. After Mallory starred on MTV’s The Real World: Denver and other MTV network shows, he took a position as a Music News Host for LOGO TV building playlists and interviewing musicians, which eventually led to a Marketing/A&R role with Astralwerks Records (UMG/Capitol) in New York City.

In addition to earning himself a name as a songwriter and performer, Mallory is a sought after DJ. Having been trained at Dubspot School of Electronic Music in Manhattan, Mallory’s performance credits include appearing at CMA Music Festival (2015), the Anheuser-Busch Awards in the Bahamas (hosted by James Corden), Third Coast Improv Festival, Vanderbilt Homecoming (with Aaron Carter), opening for Victor Calderone at Pacha New York, as well as throughout New York City at nightclubs Santos Party House, The Dream Hotel and Hotel Chantelle. Now residing in Nashville, Tenn., Mallory DJs at major events and holds a residency at Tin Roof and Aerial.

“Box It Up” is available to download on iTunes and Amazon and for streaming on Google Play and Spotify.

For more information, visit www.davismallory.com and follow Davis Mallory on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Soundcloud, YouTube, VEVO and Spotify.

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