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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

HIGH-OCTANE TEXAS SINGER-SONGWRITER SERIES, 'TROUBADOUR, TX" RETURNS WITH ALL NEW EPISODES

 Critically Acclaimed Show premiered first new episode September 27, 2014 in 14 Million Television households throughout Texas and surrounding key markets.


(Dallas, Texas – September 30, 2014) – Texas singer-songwriter television series Troubadour, TX continued its celebrated run in brand new episodes of musical excellence. The Emmy nominated series premiered its first new episode September 27, 2014 across 14 million television homes across mid-America.

During the first three years, Troubadour, TX has introduced millions of fans to incredible artist stories following their Music, their Passion & their Journey. This year, Troubadour, TX spotlights the Music with exclusive showcase performances from a diverse and compelling array of singer/songwriters in listening rooms, concert halls and honky-tonks all across the lone Star State.

Featured artists in the first three episodes include: Zane Williams, Cody Johnson, Kylie Rae Harris, Jackopierce, Andrew Ripp, Green River Ordinance, Jon Christopher Davis, Mickey and the Motorcars, Kirk Thurmond & Texas Legend, Walt Wilkins, and Rodney Crowell.

According to Wm. A. Landers, Co-creator & Executive Producer of TTX, “41E’s mantra is “Prepare for Places Unexpected”. These upcoming new episodes will not disappoint. We’ve found some great Texas music… and we’ve also discovered some really great music in Texas.”

For more information on the show, visit www.TroubadourTX.com.

HUNTER HAYES ADDS TWO “WILD CARD” DATES TO UPCOMING TATTOO (YOUR NAME) TOUR

Tickets on sale now for October 28 stop in New York; tickets to go on sale October 10 for additional stop in Dallas

Photo Credit: Kristin Barlowe

PRESS RELEASE

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 29, 2014) – Four-time GRAMMY nominee and multi-instrumentalist Hunter Hayes is announcing today the addition of two dates to his upcoming Tattoo (Your Name) Tour. Dubbed “Wild Card” shows after the same-titled song on Hayes’ chart-topping album Storyline, the additional shows are set for October 28 at New York City’s Best Buy Theatre and November 29 at the Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie in Dallas, Texas. Tickets for the New York date are currently on sale and tickets for the Dallas show will go on sale to the public Friday, Oct. 10 at 10:00 a.m. CST.

Each ticket purchased for Hayes’ Tattoo (Your Name) Tour also comes with a customized LED wristband by Glow Motion Technologies that will allow fans to be an integral part of the live show. The wristbands, featuring technology that has never been taken on a full tour before, will officially debut at the Oct. 28 show in New York.

Joining Hayes as a supporting act for that show will be up-and-coming country group The Railers, with hot new duo Dan + Shay joining Hayes as supporting acts for the “Wild Card” show in Dallas. Both Warner Music labelmates will appear on previously announced U.S. dates for the Tattoo (Your Name) Tour.

Dates for the Tattoo (Your Name) Tour are as follows:
Oct. 28, 2014 Best Buy Theatre | New York, N.Y.
Oct. 30, 2014 Bryce Jordan Center | University Park, Penn.
Oct. 31, 2014 Times Union Center | Albany, N.Y.
Nov. 1, 2014 Thomas M. Ryan Center | Providence, R.I.
Nov. 13, 2014 BMO Harris Bradley Center | Milwaukee, Wisc.
Nov. 14, 2014 iWireless Center | Moline, Ill.
Nov. 15, 2014 Sprint Center | Kansas City, Mo.
Nov. 20, 2014 Chaifetz Arena | St. Louis, Mo.
Nov. 21, 2014 Sears Centre Arena | Chicago, Ill.
Nov. 22, 2014 The Palace of Auburn Hills | Detroit, Mich.
Nov. 29, 2014 Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie | Dallas, Texas
Dec. 4, 2014 Lakefront Arena | New Orleans, La.
Dec. 5, 2014 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena | Jacksonville, Fla.
Dec. 6, 2014 Arena at Gwinnett Center | Atlanta, Ga.
Dec. 11, 2014 Wolstein Center | Cleveland, Ohio
Dec. 12, 2014 Rogers K-Rock Centre | Kingston, ONT Canada
Dec. 13, 2014 Budweiser Gardens | London, ONT Canada

Monday, September 29, 2014

KENNY CHESNEY DROPS “TIL IT’S GONE”

Hits Billboard’s Top 40 Two Weeks Before Add Date as The Big Revival Picks Up Good Reviews and Strong Sales


Press Release

Nashville, TENN. (September 29, 2014) - Kenny Chesney heard “Til It’s Gone” and he knew he had the distillation of everything The Big Revival was destined to represent. Not about how far or how much, the surging mid-tempo David Lee Murphy/Rodney Clawson/Jimmy Yeary song was an invitation to not just being in the moment, but hanging onto the one or ones you love for all its worth.

“Obviously, it’s a song for a guy and girl and that moment in a relationship where you put everything on the table,” Chesney says of the song that sweeps listeners up in another one of the intriguing rhythms on Revival. “But when I heard it, I thought of my audience, of the No Shoes Nation – and what an act of faith it is for us to get together. There are people whose lives might be falling apart, who’ve traveled  a hundred miles to get there, who just need to have that night where their faith in living is restored... and if you live like that, I think, the song suggests you can get all the good out of what’s meant to be.”

With “American Kids,” The Big Revival’s debut single, spending two weeks at #1 on the Country airplay charts, Chesney knew he had to come with something that packed the same stopping power. A direct invitation, “Til It’s Gone” is powerful, long on the embrace of the audience and full of the passion he sought to capture on his new record. Chesney chose wisely: two weeks before radio stations were even supposed to add the single, it hit Billboard’s Top 40.

“The Big Revival is committing to your life, walking into a room with a smile, arms open to what might be,” Chesney says. “I wanted all the songs to reflect that, but ‘Til It’s Gone’ really is living every last drop with the people who matter. To look someone in the eye, to say ‘I got this...’ When you get to the bridge: ‘One life, one chance/ One ticket to the big dance/ You & me just holding on/ Right down to the last song...,’ that’s what it’s all about.”

Early response to all the songs has been strong. Not only did Matt Lauer take off his shoes when Chesney visited “The Today Show,” the 8-time Entertainer of the Year has been picking up strong reviews. USA Today called The Big Revival, “a coming-of-age tale full of life-changing memories,” while Billboard offered it “captures the zeitgeist of American youth in a way John Mellencamp once owned” and Rolling Stone raved the album “continuously being a sense of music energy and emotional urgency... His strongest collection of songs since 2010’s career-defining Hemingway’s Whiskey.”

Having spent a year to create the creative space to claimThe Big Revival’s varied tempos, aggressive sonics and life affirming message, his latest builds on what people have come to expect and also expands what is possible for mainstream country to include. Beyond a song for Chesney’s first tour bus and an homage to the Flora-Bama Lounge along the Florida/Alabama line, Grace Potter guests on the thinking man’s appreciation of women “Wild Child” and Alison Krauss and Dan Tyminski appear on the stark Appalachian philosophy of “Don’t It.”

“It’s great to see people taking to the music like this,” Chesney says. “You lock yourself away, writing and recording and you don’t know! That people are responding like this gives me hope.... for the music, and for the passion people invest in their lives.”