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Black River artist Kelsea Ballerini’s critically-acclaimed album UNAPOLOGETICALLY embodies loss, life, and love. Lead single “Legends” is among 12 tracks – written by Ballerini. Her headline THE UNAPOLOGETICALLY TOUR launches this winter. Ballerini skyrocketed to stardom after three consecutive PLATINUM #1s from her GOLD debut THE FIRST TIME – “Love Me Like You Mean It,” “Peter Pan,” “Dibs” – making her the only female artist in Country music history to achieve this accolade.
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“Country music superstar Luke Bryan is a two-time Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year and the 2017 Super Bowl LI National anthem performer. He has sold over 10 million albums, 40 million tracks with three Billion music streams. He has had 18 career No. 1 singles and has headlined arena tours and sold-out stadiums across the U.S. When the sixth song from his Kill The Lights album hit the top of the chart, Luke became the only artist in the 27-year history of the Billboard Country Airplay chart to garner six No. 1 singles from one album. Luke’s previous two albums, tailgates & tanlines and Crash My Party, both generated five No. 1 singles. On Dec. 8, Luke will release his sixth studio album What Makes You Country. The album’s first single is out now, “Light It Up,” and was co-written by Luke. Next March, Luke will join Katy Perry and Lionel Richie at the judges table for American Idol on its first season on ABC.”
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CB30, comprised of real-life brothers Christian and Brody Clementi, grew up in Nashville surrounded by music from a young age. After playing some local charity events with their father Jay Clementi, a successful songwriter, they caught the attention of country superstar Luke Bryan who introduced them to various industry contacts leading to a record deal with Buena Vista Records, a partnership between Disney Music Group and Universal Music Group Nashville. The name CB30 comes from Christian and Brody’s first initials as well as the fact they were both born on the 30th of the month, Christian’s birthday is May 30th while Brody’s is March 30th. Their young, fresh sound is built on harmony-driven country melodies with influences ranging from The Everly Brothers to Ed Sheeran. In between football and baseball games, you can often find Christian and Brody on the lake fishing and wakeboarding. Their first single “Cool If You Wanna,” co-written by Christian with Jay Clementi and Jim McCormick, has been released and is at Radio Disney Country. They are currently in the studio writing songs for their debut album.
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Delivering a bright, polished sound that owes as much to contemporary pop as anything in the classic country handbook, Dan + Shay is the country singing and songwriting duo of Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney. Both began playing music as teenagers, with Smyers (born and raised in Wexford, Pennsylvania) discovering songwriting at the age of 14, then learning the guitar at the age of 16, and Mooney (born and raised in Natural Dam, Arkansas) writing and playing music from the age of 12. The pair met in Nashville in December of 2012 and immediately began writing songs and performing together. Developing a bright and contemporary country-pop sound, the duo was signed to Warner Bros. Nashville, which released an infectious debut single, “19 You + Me,” a song the duo wrote with Danny Orton, in the summer of 2013. “19 You + Me” peaked at seven on Billboard’s country chart. In the spring of 2014, Dan + Shay dropped their debut album, Where It All Began, which included “19 You + Me.” “Show You Off” went to 29 in 2014 and, after the seasonal single “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” it was followed by “Nothin’ Like You,” a single that peaked at five on the country chart. It set the stage for Dan + Shay’s next album, Obsessed. Released in June of 2016, it was preceded by the single “From the Ground Up,” which reached nine on the Billboard country chart earlier that year. Two other singles — “How Not To” and “Already Ready,” both reaching the mid-20s on Billboard — followed in 2016. Early in 2017, Dan + Shay released “When I Pray for You,” a song recorded for the faith-based film The Shack. ~ Steve Leggett”>Delivering a bright, polished sound that owes as much to contemporary pop as anything in the classic country handbook, Dan + Shay is the country singing and songwriting duo of Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney. Both began playing music as teenagers, with Smyers (born and raised in Wexford, Pennsylvania) discovering songwriting at the age of 14, then learning the guitar at the age of 16, and Mooney (born and raised in Natural Dam, Arkansas) writing and playing music from the age of 12. The pair met in Nashville in December of 2012 and immediately began writing songs and performing together… READ MORE
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Black River artist Kelsea Ballerini’s critically-acclaimed album UNAPOLOGETICALLY embodies loss, life, and love. Lead single “Legends” is among 12 tracks – written by Ballerini. Her headline THE UNAPOLOGETICALLY TOUR launches this winter. Ballerini skyrocketed to stardom after three consecutive PLATINUM #1s from her GOLD debut THE FIRST TIME – “Love Me Like You Mean It,” “Peter Pan,” “Dibs” – making her the only female artist in Country music history to achieve this accolade.
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“Country music superstar Luke Bryan is a two-time Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year and the 2017 Super Bowl LI National anthem performer. He has sold over 10 million albums, 40 million tracks with three Billion music streams. He has had 18 career No. 1 singles and has headlined arena tours and sold-out stadiums across the U.S. When the sixth song from his Kill The Lights album hit the top of the chart, Luke became the only artist in the 27-year history of the Billboard Country Airplay chart to garner six No. 1 singles from one album. Luke’s previous two albums, tailgates & tanlines and Crash My Party, both generated five No. 1 singles. On Dec. 8, Luke will release his sixth studio album What Makes You Country. The album’s first single is out now, “Light It Up,” and was co-written by Luke. Next March, Luke will join Katy Perry and Lionel Richie at the judges table for American Idol on its first season on ABC.”
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CB30, comprised of real-life brothers Christian and Brody Clementi, grew up in Nashville surrounded by music from a young age. After playing some local charity events with their father Jay Clementi, a successful songwriter, they caught the attention of country superstar Luke Bryan who introduced them to various industry contacts leading to a record deal with Buena Vista Records, a partnership between Disney Music Group and Universal Music Group Nashville. The name CB30 comes from Christian and Brody’s first initials as well as the fact they were both born on the 30th of the month, Christian’s birthday is May 30th while Brody’s is March 30th. Their young, fresh sound is built on harmony-driven country melodies with influences ranging from The Everly Brothers to Ed Sheeran. In between football and baseball games, you can often find Christian and Brody on the lake fishing and wakeboarding. Their first single “Cool If You Wanna,” co-written by Christian with Jay Clementi and Jim McCormick, has been released and is at Radio Disney Country. They are currently in the studio writing songs for their debut album.
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Delivering a bright, polished sound that owes as much to contemporary pop as anything in the classic country handbook, Dan + Shay is the country singing and songwriting duo of Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney. Both began playing music as teenagers, with Smyers (born and raised in Wexford, Pennsylvania) discovering songwriting at the age of 14, then learning the guitar at the age of 16, and Mooney (born and raised in Natural Dam, Arkansas) writing and playing music from the age of 12. The pair met in Nashville in December of 2012 and immediately began writing songs and performing together. Developing a bright and contemporary country-pop sound, the duo was signed to Warner Bros. Nashville, which released an infectious debut single, “19 You + Me,” a song the duo wrote with Danny Orton, in the summer of 2013. “19 You + Me” peaked at seven on Billboard’s country chart. In the spring of 2014, Dan + Shay dropped their debut album, Where It All Began, which included “19 You + Me.” “Show You Off” went to 29 in 2014 and, after the seasonal single “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” it was followed by “Nothin’ Like You,” a single that peaked at five on the country chart. It set the stage for Dan + Shay’s next album, Obsessed. Released in June of 2016, it was preceded by the single “From the Ground Up,” which reached nine on the Billboard country chart earlier that year. Two other singles — “How Not To” and “Already Ready,” both reaching the mid-20s on Billboard — followed in 2016. Early in 2017, Dan + Shay released “When I Pray for You,” a song recorded for the faith-based film The Shack. ~ Steve Leggett”>Delivering a bright, polished sound that owes as much to contemporary pop as anything in the classic country handbook, Dan + Shay is the country singing and songwriting duo of Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney. Both began playing music as teenagers, with Smyers (born and raised in Wexford, Pennsylvania) discovering songwriting at the age of 14, then learning the guitar at the age of 16, and Mooney (born and raised in Natural Dam, Arkansas) writing and playing music from the age of 12. The pair met in Nashville in December of 2012 and immediately began writing songs and performing together… READ MORE
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Singing country music with a soulful edge and more than a dash of pop polish, Brett Eldredge was born in Paris, Illinois on March 23, 1986, and grew up listening to singers Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, and Bobby Darin. After hearing Brooks & Dunn at the age of 16, he became fascinated by country music, a fascination that stayed with him when he began attending Elmhurst College in Chicago…READ MORE
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A recent Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, Alan Jackson’s place among country music’s all-time greats also includes three CMA Entertainer of the Year honors, membership in the Grand Ole Opry, and a 2016 Billboard ranking among the Top 10 Country Artists of All-Time. One of the most successful and respected singer-songwriters in music, the Georgia native has sold nearly 60-million albums – including his platinum Honky Tonk Christmas and the gold-certified Let It Be Christmas.
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The empowering call of independence found in the title track of Lady Antebellum’s No. 1 selling album “Heart Break” (Capitol Records Nashville) serves as the new single from the multiplatinum trio. “Heart Break” provides “a bedrock for the entire record” (Paste) as “Scott takes satisfaction in feminine independence” (NPR) with “a touch of darkness and a clever play on words” (Rolling Stone). Lady Antebellum’s recent CMA Album of the Year and Vocal Group of the Year nominations follow more than 18 million album units sold, nine No. 1 hits, CMA Vocal Group of the Year trophies three years in a row and countless other honors, including seven Grammy Awards.
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Country vocal quartet Little Big Town began with Kimberly Roads and Karen Fairchild, two Georgia natives who began singing together in college. Arkansas-born and Alabama-raised Jimi Westbrook, a friend of Fairchild’s husband, joined them to make a trio, and the group was completed by the addition of Arkansan Phil Sweet in 1998. From the outset, Little Big Town devoted their sound to harmony and multiple lead vocals, a combination that made the band a hard sell at first… READ MORE
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Singing country music with a soulful edge and more than a dash of pop polish, Brett Eldredge was born in Paris, Illinois on March 23, 1986, and grew up listening to singers Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, and Bobby Darin. After hearing Brooks & Dunn at the age of 16, he became fascinated by country music, a fascination that stayed with him when he began attending Elmhurst College in Chicago…READ MORE
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A recent Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, Alan Jackson’s place among country music’s all-time greats also includes three CMA Entertainer of the Year honors, membership in the Grand Ole Opry, and a 2016 Billboard ranking among the Top 10 Country Artists of All-Time. One of the most successful and respected singer-songwriters in music, the Georgia native has sold nearly 60-million albums – including his platinum Honky Tonk Christmas and the gold-certified Let It Be Christmas.
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The empowering call of independence found in the title track of Lady Antebellum’s No. 1 selling album “Heart Break” (Capitol Records Nashville) serves as the new single from the multiplatinum trio. “Heart Break” provides “a bedrock for the entire record” (Paste) as “Scott takes satisfaction in feminine independence” (NPR) with “a touch of darkness and a clever play on words” (Rolling Stone). Lady Antebellum’s recent CMA Album of the Year and Vocal Group of the Year nominations follow more than 18 million album units sold, nine No. 1 hits, CMA Vocal Group of the Year trophies three years in a row and countless other honors, including seven Grammy Awards.
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Country vocal quartet Little Big Town began with Kimberly Roads and Karen Fairchild, two Georgia natives who began singing together in college. Arkansas-born and Alabama-raised Jimi Westbrook, a friend of Fairchild’s husband, joined them to make a trio, and the group was completed by the addition of Arkansan Phil Sweet in 1998. From the outset, Little Big Town devoted their sound to harmony and multiple lead vocals, a combination that made the band a hard sell at first… READ MORE
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Since releasing his PLATINUM debut single, “Cowboys and Angels,” Dustin Lynch has earned five consecutive #1s, three Top 5 albums, PLATINUM-level certifications and toured with the biggest names in Country music (Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, and Brad Paisley). His latest album CURRENT MOOD (Broken Bow Records) features the GOLD-certified, #1 hits “Seein’ Red” and “Small Town Boy,” and brand new single “I’d Be Jealous Too.”
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With over 56 million albums sold and 35 No. 1 singles, Reba McEntire has become a household name with an illustrious career that spans across music, television, film, theater and retail. The Country Music Hall of Fame member has been honored with numerous accolades including CMA and Grammy Awards. The superstar’s current release, MY KIND OF CHRISTMAS, is her third holiday album and features duets with Vince Gill & Amy Grant, Darius Rucker and contemporary Christian artist Lauren Daigle.
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CeCe Winans’ music has crossed genres and influenced gospel & secular vocalists. Her mantel today holds a staggering 10 GRAMMY Awards, 22 Dove Awards, and seven Stellar Awards. She’s been inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Nashville Music City Walk of Fame and received multiple awards. Her classic duet with Whitney Houston featuring, ” Count On Me” from the multi-platinum ‘Waiting To Exhale’ soundtrack, sold over two million copies and cracked the Top 10 on the Pop, R&B, and Adult Contemporary charts.
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Trisha Yearwood possesses one of the most powerful female voices in Country music. The platinum-selling, multiple CMA and Grammy winning artist’s twelfth album, PrizeFighter: Hit After Hit, combined both her new and iconic songs from her revered catalogue in 2014. Each Saturday morning, Trisha’s Emmy-Award winning Trisha’s Southern Kitchen on Food Network is kicked off by her Facebook Live “pre-show,” T’s Coffee Talk. Both programs have become a weekly hang with Trisha, her friends, and family in a relaxed environment with great food, conversation, and coffee. Yearwood’s lifestyle empire continues to grow, encompassing three New York Times Bestselling cookbooks, cookware, furniture, home accessories, area rugs and summer collaborations with Williams-Sonoma and 7-Up. In her spare time fans can find her on the road as part of the history making Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood.
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Since releasing his PLATINUM debut single, “Cowboys and Angels,” Dustin Lynch has earned five consecutive #1s, three Top 5 albums, PLATINUM-level certifications and toured with the biggest names in Country music (Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, and Brad Paisley). His latest album CURRENT MOOD (Broken Bow Records) features the GOLD-certified, #1 hits “Seein’ Red” and “Small Town Boy,” and brand new single “I’d Be Jealous Too.”
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With over 56 million albums sold and 35 No. 1 singles, Reba McEntire has become a household name with an illustrious career that spans across music, television, film, theater and retail. The Country Music Hall of Fame member has been honored with numerous accolades including CMA and Grammy Awards. The superstar’s current release, MY KIND OF CHRISTMAS, is her third holiday album and features duets with Vince Gill & Amy Grant, Darius Rucker and contemporary Christian artist Lauren Daigle.
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CeCe Winans’ music has crossed genres and influenced gospel & secular vocalists. Her mantel today holds a staggering 10 GRAMMY Awards, 22 Dove Awards, and seven Stellar Awards. She’s been inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Nashville Music City Walk of Fame and received multiple awards. Her classic duet with Whitney Houston featuring, ” Count On Me” from the multi-platinum ‘Waiting To Exhale’ soundtrack, sold over two million copies and cracked the Top 10 on the Pop, R&B, and Adult Contemporary charts.
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Trisha Yearwood possesses one of the most powerful female voices in Country music. The platinum-selling, multiple CMA and Grammy winning artist’s twelfth album, PrizeFighter: Hit After Hit, combined both her new and iconic songs from her revered catalogue in 2014. Each Saturday morning, Trisha’s Emmy-Award winning Trisha’s Southern Kitchen on Food Network is kicked off by her Facebook Live “pre-show,” T’s Coffee Talk. Both programs have become a weekly hang with Trisha, her friends, and family in a relaxed environment with great food, conversation, and coffee. Yearwood’s lifestyle empire continues to grow, encompassing three New York Times Bestselling cookbooks, cookware, furniture, home accessories, area rugs and summer collaborations with Williams-Sonoma and 7-Up. In her spare time fans can find her on the road as part of the history making Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood.
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Recently inducted as the newest member of the iconic Grand Ole Opry, Chris Young’s latest album Losing Sleep debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart. He’s amassed nine chart-topping singles and sixteen Gold/Platinum certified projects. Young has seven albums to his credit, including the 2016 release of his first-ever holiday album, It Must Be Christmas. The 10-song collection features collaborations with Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley and Boyz II Men.
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Recently inducted as the newest member of the iconic Grand Ole Opry, Chris Young’s latest album Losing Sleep debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart. He’s amassed nine chart-topping singles and sixteen Gold/Platinum certified projects. Young has seven albums to his credit, including the 2016 release of his first-ever holiday album, It Must Be Christmas. The 10-song collection features collaborations with Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley and Boyz II Men.
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