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CMA WINNERS

Billy Ray Cyrus continues shattering records and racking up accolades as the Flatwoods, Kentucky singer/songwriter and global music icon wins the Country Music Association‘s Musical Event of the Year with Lil Nas X for “Old Town Road(Billy Ray Cyrus remix),” a song eliminated on country charts by Billboard critics for not “embracing enough elements of today’s country music.”

This is all on the on the heels of the song being certified diamond by the RIAA as Cyrus leads the pack for nominations as a country artist in the 2019 American Music Awards, yet none of the nods are in country categories. Cyrus is nominated in the all-genre Collaboration of the Year category, as well as Favorite Music Video, Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Song and Favorite Pop/Rock Song.

The CMA win follows a record-breaking year for Cyrus after he took home two MTV VMA Moonmen for Song of the Year and Best Direction, as well as two trophies at the BET Hip Hop Awards for Best Collab, Duo or Group and Single of the Year. The 2019 American Music Awards air November 24 on ABC.

The all-genre field is no stranger to Cyrus. In 1992, his first album, Some Gave All, debuted on the all-genre Billboard 200 album chart at No. 1 and stayed there for a record-breaking 17 weeks. 

Not only is “Old Town Road (Billy Ray Cyrus remix)” the first song of 2019 to gain the diamond recognition, it is the first in the RIAA’s history to meet the minimum requirement of 10,000,000 units sold so quickly.

“I Create Music” EXPO lineup

ASCAP “I CREATE MUSIC” EXPO ADDS OSCAR-WINNING “SHALLOW” CO-WRITER ANTHONY ROSSOMANDO PLUS LEE ANN WOMACK, MATTHEW KOMA AND PAUL WILLIAMS TO HITMAKING LINEUP

ADDITIONAL 2019 PANELS REVEAL WHAT’S NEXT IN HIP-HOP, LATIN POP AND VIDEO GAME SCORING; MAY 2-4 IN HOLLYWOOD

ASCAP has added leading music creators from the pop, country, EDM, Latin, hip-hop and video game music worlds to its 2019 “I Create Music” EXPO lineup. On the heels of his Oscar win for Best Original Song, “Shallow” co-writer Anthony Rossomando will look back on his two-decade journey to co-penning the anthemic Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper mega-hit from A Star Is Born’s original soundtrack. Grammy, CMA and ACM winner Lee Ann Womack will share the songs that have won her a dozen awards, including her breakout Billboard Country #1 “I Hope You Dance” and selections from her most recent album The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone, named a best-of-2018 by NPR and Rolling Stone.

In addition to sharing their stories and advice, top songwriters will inspire by performing some of their most notable hits from the 2019 EXPO stage. Singer, songwriter, producer and musician Matthew Koma, known for collaborating with Zedd on the #1 EDM hits “Spectrum” and “Find You,” and for co-writing the #1, Grammy-winning and triple-platinum “Clarity,” will be on hand to perform from his impressive multi-genre catalogue. Koma, who has also worked with artists including Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson, Shania Twain and Bruce Springsteen, currently fronts his newly-formed West Coast band Winnetka Bowling League.

Oscar-winning songwriter, ASCAP Chairman of the Board and President Paul Williams will kick off the Annual ASCAP Membership Meeting. Additional panels will shine a spotlight on some of this year’s hottest areas for emerging music, from the Atlanta music scene to Latin music’s role in mainstream pop, to songwriting in video games. For the first of these, previously-announced EXPO panelist Don Cannon (2 Chainz, Lil Uzi Vert, Jeezy) will be joined by Atlanta music luminaries like 21 Savage manager Kei Henderson, Capitol Music Group’s Senior Vice President of Global Creative Amber Grimes and Tunde Balogun of LVRN, the multi-faceted team behind D.R.A.M., Raury and 6LACK.

Latin music’s growing impact on the US pop charts will be highlighted in a panel with music creators like two-time ASCAP Latin Songwriter of the Year Claudia Brant, DJ Ali Stone (the opener on Justin Bieber’s Purpose tour) and Romeo Santos co-writer and musical director Joaquin Diaz, who join previously-announced Latin Grammy Producer of the Year Linda Briceño (aka Ella Bric). Diaz and Bric will also team up with award-winning producer-songwriter Tommee Profitt (Migos, NF, productions for ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, ESPN, NFL, NBA, NHL, MTV, VH1, NETFLIX, Hulu, HBO, more) and previously announced Mike Woods of duo Rice N Peas (G-Eazy, Mike Stud, Jay Sean) for a Hit Producers conversation about the art and business of producing.

Grammy-nominated and two-time BAFTA-winning composer Austin Wintory (Assassin’s Creed Syndicate) will moderate a panel about creating action-packed songwriting for video games with composers Jack Wall and Cindy Shapiro (Call of Duty, Mass Effect), Darren Korb (Bastion, Transistor, Pyre, Hades) and Ubisoft’s Lydia Andrew (Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate).

The ASCAP EXPO will also give attendees the chance to have their original songs heard by leaders from across the music industry, adding A&Rs like Ty Cannon (Aftermath), Jermi Thomas (Columbia), Jae Brown (Capitol) and Jennifer Goicoechea (Epic) to judge showcases and feedback panels throughout EXPO’s three days. Others added to the EXPO include “Music Business Toolbox” founder Bryan Calhoun.

The ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO will take place May 2 – 4, 2019 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles. It is the only music conference completely dedicated to music creation and what it takes to be a professional music creator today, attracting over 3,000 music creators for three days of panels, workshops, master classes, keynotes and one-on-one sessions with the industry’s top hitmakers. ASCAP EXPO panelists participate because they want to give back to the next generation, and the feeling of community and giving back is authentic, infectious and inspirational. Many who come to the EXPO walk away saying that it is a life-changing experience. ASCAP EXPO will be making many more panelist additions in the coming months.

For tickets and more information about the 14th annual ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO visit: http://www.ascap.com/expo.

About ASCAP

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a professional membership organization of songwriters, composers and music publishers of every kind of music. ASCAP’s mission is to license and promote the music of its members and foreign affiliates, obtain fair compensation for the public performance of their works and to distribute the royalties that it collects based upon those performances. ASCAP members write the world’s best-loved music and ASCAP has pioneered the efficient licensing of that music to hundreds of thousands of enterprises who use it to add value to their business – from bars, restaurants and retail, to radio, TV and cable, to Internet, mobile services and more. The ASCAP license offers an efficient solution for businesses to legally perform ASCAP music while respecting the right of songwriters and composers to be paid fairly. With more than 700,000 members representing more than 11.5 million copyrighted works, ASCAP is the worldwide leader in performance royalties, service and advocacy for songwriters and composers, and the only American performing rights organization (PRO) owned and governed by its writer and publisher members. Learn more and stay in touch at www.ascap.com, on Twitter and Instagram @ASCAP and on Facebook.

Citi / AAdvantage Present Luke Bryan

Four-time Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan will be performing an intimate show exclusively for Citi/AAdvantage cardmembers on Monday, December 3 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC.
Starting today at 10am ET, Citi/AAdvantage cardmembers will have the opportunity to purchase tickets using their Citi AAdvantage card. Visit http://www.citiprivatepass.com/landing/citi_aadvantage_presents_luke_bryan.html for additional information.
“I love that my fans are given special opportunities as Citi cardmembers,” said Luke. “We look forward to being in New York in December and putting on a great concert for them to show our appreciation.”
“We’re thrilled to once again partner with Luke to offer our cardmembers an exclusive, intimate performance they’ll never forget,” said Jennifer Breithaupt, Global Consumer CMO at Citi.
Last year, Luke celebrated the launch of his album What Makes You Country with an intimate performance for Citi cardmembers at LA’s Belasco Theater as part of Citi Sound Vault. Created in partnership with Live Nation – the world’s largest live entertainment company – Citi Sound Vault is a curated platform exclusively for Citi cardmembers to access unprecedented music experiences across the U.S.
Citi and Live Nation have a longstanding relationship that is focused on providing fans with more access to their favorite artists and providing next-gen experiences. The duo are trailblazers when it comes to delivering unrivaled experiences for fans, offering thousands of events each year to Citi cardmembers.

Southern Halo Gearing Up for CMA Music Festival

Trio Set To Rock Spotlight Stage June 7

Current Single, “Anything Is Possible,” Continues To Rise On Charts

Nashville, TN (May 24, 2018) – The Delta darlings known as the Country/Southern Rock trio Southern Halo are gearing up for a busy CMA Music Festival filled with performances, appearances and more. They’ll arrive in Music City with their current single, “Anything Is Possible,” continuing its rise on the Billboard Indicator (#54) and Music Row (#43) charts. Fans can catch the soulful sisters with their far-reaching appeal:

Thursday, June 7 – CMA Fan Experience Booth #101 @ Music City Center / 10-11 a.m.

Thursday, June 7 – CMA Media Room Interviews @ Music City Center / 11a.m.-12 noon

Thursday, June 7 – CMA Spotlight Stage @ Music City Center – Show / M&G / 1:30-2:15p.m.

Thursday, June 7 – Nashville Universe Booth # 111 @ Music City Center / 3-4 p.m.

Thursday, June 7 ­- Tin Roof Downtown – Back Stage / 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Friday, June 8 – Nashville Underground – Nashville Universe TV taping- Perf /12:30 – 2:15 p.m.

Friday, June 8 – World’s Largest Fan Club Party @ The Valentine – DJ & hosting / 3-4 p.m.

Friday, June 8 – World’s Largest Fan Club Party @ The Valentine – Show / M &G / 4-5 p.m.

Friday, June 8 – Piranha’s Bar & Grill – Show / M &G / 6-7 p.m.

Southern Halo’s much-anticipated, dream-inspired concept album, JUST LIKE IN THE MOVIES, can be purchased from iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and Google. Taste of Country hosted an exclusive global album premiere, and the band has traveled over 18,000 miles and visited over 50 radio stations to promote the new project. Fans and tastemakers are applauding the group’s latest effort. Recent features and interviews have appeared: Wide Open Country, Digital Journal, Center Stage Magazine, Celebrity Secrets Country, Hallels, Battered and Brewed, Music Matters Magazine, Whiskey & Cigarettes Show, KIX 96 Country and WQNZ Radio. Reviews can be found: CMChatlive.com, BringCountry2UK, Country Music & Dance Scotland, 360Magazine, Midwest Record Recap, Stacy’s Music Row Report, and Nashville Music Guide.

ABOUT SOUTHERN HALO

Natalia (principal songwriter, guitarist, lead vocalist), Christina (drums) and Hannah (bass) are SOUTHERN HALO.  Since their hypnotically-upbeat Country radio debut, “Little White Dress,” caught the attention of U.S. radio and press (spending eight weeks at #1 on the International Hotdisc Chart) this sibling trio has broken down doors and shattered glass ceilings.  Their sophomore single, “Rewind,” was a U.S. Top 40 MusicRow CountryBreakout™ Chart hit that also held the #1 spot on the Hotdisc Chart for two weeks.  The group’s third single, “Living Like That,” quickly found success of its own. Those three singles, from the group’s previous CD, SOUTHERN HALO (2015), further bolstered the trio’s profile. Since landing in the National Finals of the 2014 Texaco Country Showdown as the youngest competitors ever, the band has opened for Maren Morris, Phil Vassar, Deana Carter, Love and Theft, Brantley Gilbert, Eric Paslay, Tyler Farr, Parmalee, Old Dominion, American Young, Blues immortal B.B. King and legendary chanteuse Dionne Warwick, among many others. The Cleveland, Mississippi natives have performed at a pre-show on the rooftop terrace of the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles and launched Townsquare Media’s Say It With Pepsi Concert Series. They entertained fans at CMA Music Festival 2016, and have twice toured the U.K. When they are not on the road, the Morris sisters now call Nashville home.

Stay Social with Southern Halo:

Website:  www.southernhalo.net

FB: http://www.facebook.com/SouthernHalo

Twitter: @3halos http://twitter.com/3halosInstagram:  officialsouthernhalo

YouTube: southernhalorocks

SOUTHERN HALO

Southern Halo is comprised of three young ladies who hail from Cleveland, Mississippi. Endorsed by Gibson Guitars, the multitalented Morris sisters can all sing, play instruments and write most of their songs. Their latest country album, JUST LIKE IN THE MOVIES, showcases their passion for life and all things in between. Natalia (guitar), Christina (drums) and Hannah (bass) have been influenced by artists like Avril Lavigne, Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake. With powerful harmonies, top-notch production and instrumentation, this trio is nearly unstoppable. Many of their songs contain strong lyrical content which is extremely current in today’s march for gender equality. One of our favorite tracks is “I Think Too Much.” It’s an ode to second guessing your initial instincts in any given situation. Another anthemic track is “Anything Is Possible,” a motivational piece of art that’s about breaking glass ceilings in order to progress to the next level.

In short, Southern Halo is an intellectually sophisticated group of youthful women who know what they want and are determined to get it.

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The BANDWAGON Tour

Four select markets for country music superstars and GRAMMY, CMA and ACM Award-winners Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town’s co-headlining The Bandwagon Tour, scheduled to go on-sale Friday, March 16.

The March 16 on-sale includes tour stops in Charlotte, North Carolina (7/12), Cincinnati, Ohio (7/13), Hartford, Connecticut (7/20) and West Palm Beach, Florida (8/4).

Special guests joining Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town on The Bandwagon Tour include Turnpike Troubadours and The Steel Woods for select dates; both of whom joined Lambert for dates on her own Livin’ Like Hippies Tour. Also, on the first weekend is Natalie Hemby, who has penned #1 hits for both Miranda and Little Big Town.  In addition, singer/songwriter newcomer, Tenille Townes will join for all dates on The Bandwagon Tour.

Ticket on-sale dates to be announced throughout the upcoming weeks. Fans can stay up-to-date by visiting MirandaLambert.com and LittleBigTown.com for more information.  Live Nation is the official promoter.

The Bandwagon Tour dates

*(denotes Turnpike Troubadours select dates)

**(denotes The Steel Woods select dates)

***(denotes Natalie Hemby select dates)

Tenille Townes joins for all dates

Bold denotes new date added

SHENANDOAH x ADKINS PUBLICITY ROSTER

GRAMMY®, CMA and ACM-winning country music trailblazers, Shenandoah, join the ADKINS PUBLICITY roster for national and Nashville representation in advance of their highly-anticipated new album set for release this March via BMG.

Shenandoah, which includes founding members Marty Raybon and Mike McGuire, continues captivating audiences nationwide with their high-energy show packed with hits, including their new single “NOISE,” which is currently No. 43 on the chart and rising fast. Over the last 30 years, the band has recorded 9 studio albums, 13 No. 1 records and charted 26 singles on the Billboard country charts. Their No. 1 hits include “Two Dozen Roses,” “Church on Cumberland Road,” “Next to You, Next to Me,” “I Want to be Loved Like That,” “Sunday In The South,” “Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart” and many more.

We have found ourselves in the best of both worlds scenario. We have joined forces with ADKINS PUBLICITY. This will help to move along our plans of an aggressive strategy to get Shenandoah in front of as many people as possible on the national level while having Absolute Publicity continue our day to day touring press. That way, our fans and promoters alike will benefit. There are great things happening with our new single “NOISE,” and with new music coming out in March, we are turning up the awareness volume! We are proud to have Scott and his gang at Adkins Publicity on the team,” said Shenandoah lead singer Marty Raybon.

For more information, visit ShenandoahBand.comor follow them on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

SHENANDOAH 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR:
Jan. 12 Manatee County Fair – Palmetto, Fla. 
Jan. 25 Meyer Theatre – Green Bay, Wis. 
Jan. 26 State Theatre – Eau Claire, Wis. 
Feb. 16 Black River Coliseum – Poplar Bluff, Mo. 
Feb. 17 Mill Town Music Hall – Bremen, Ga. 
March 22 Brauntex Performing Arts Center – New Braunfels, Texas 
March 24 Sugar Creek Casino – Hinton, Okla. 
April 12 Dollywood – Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
April 14 Swisher Hospital Fundraiser – Tulia, Texas
April 28 Boots & Badges Fundraiser – Lubbock, Texas
May 12 Niswonger PAC – Greenville, Tenn. 

May 18 Camp Douglas Armed Forces – Camp Douglas, Wis.
May 26 City of Grafton Celebration – Grafton, W. Va.
June 02 Leon Co. Expo Center – Buffalo, Texas
June 17 Porterfield Country Music Festival – Marinette, Wis.
June 22 Rockbox Theater – Fredericksburg, Texas
June 23 Texas Opry Theater – Weatherford, Texas
June 30 Tolchester Marina – Chestertown, Md.
July 07 The Smiling Goat Saloon – Zanesville, Ohio
July 28 Dundy Co. Fair – Benkelman, Neb.
Aug. 01 Gallia Co. Fair – Gallipolis, Ohio
Aug. 22 Grange Fair – Centre Hall, Pa.
Sept. 08 The Coyote Store – Gail, Texas
Oct. 11 The Ritz Theatre – Greenville, Ala.
Oct. 19 Country Tonite Theatre – Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
Nov. 08 Center for Rural Development – Somerset, Ky.
(more dates to be announced soon)

TAYLOR SWIFT TOUR

TAYLOR SWIFT’S REPUTATION STADIUM TOUR

U.K. & IRELAND DATES ANNOUNCED

 

 

TICKETS ON SALE ON FRIDAY 1 DECEMBER

 

 

London, U.K. (24 November 2017) – Following the release of Taylor Swift’s unanimously critically-acclaimed U.K. #1 album, reputation, the ten-time GRAMMY award winner has today announced the U.K. & Ireland dates for Taylor Swift’s reputation Stadium Tour

 

Taylor Swift’s reputation Stadium Tour is set to arrive in Dublin, Manchester and London. Tickets go on-sale to the general-public Friday 1 December 2017. Subscribers of TaylorSwift.com will have access to purchase tickets in advance beginning Wednesday 29th November.

 

Taylor Swift’s reputation Stadium Tour is produced and promoted by Live Nation and S.J.M. Concerts in the UK, MCD in Ireland, and the Messina Touring Group (MTG) and AEG Presents in North America. General ticketing and on-sale information is currently available at TaylorSwift.com.

 

TAYLOR SWIFT’S REPUTATION STADIUM TOUR

U.K. & IRELAND DATES

 

DATE                         MARKET                     BUILDING

8 June 2018                Manchester                 Etihad Stadium

15 June 2018              Dublin                          Croke Park

22 June 2018              London                        Wembley Stadium Connected by EE

                       

About Taylor Swift

 

Taylor Swift’s critically acclaimed sixth studio album, reputation, topped iTunes album charts in 111 countries and debuted at no.1 on the Official UK Albums Chartsthe Official Irish Albums Charts and the Billboard 200 album chart. Selling over 1.29 million copies in the U.S. week of release, it is the highest selling album there this year. Taylor is the only artist in history to have four albums selling over one million copies in their first week of release in the U.S. (2010’s Speak Now, 2012’s RED, 2014’s 1989 and 2017’s reputation).

 

Taylor Swift’s chart-topping first single, “Look What You Made Me Do,” from her sixth album, reputation, broke multiple records within hours of its release. With over 10 million streams, it is the most-streamed song in a one-day period ever, the lyric video for “Look What You Made Me Do” broke the standing record with over 19 million views, while the music video shattered the original most viewed video (28 million) record with 43.2 million views in only 24 hours.

 

Taylor is a ten-time GRAMMY winner, a singer, songwriter, musician and producer.  She is the youngest person in history to win the music industry’s highest honour, The GRAMMY Award for Album of the Year and she is the first female solo artist to win this prestigious award twice. Rolling Stone listed Taylor as one of the 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time. Time magazine has named her one the of the 100 Most Influential People in the world and one of only eight candidates for their most prestigious honour, 2014 Person of the Year. A Brit and Emmy award winner, Taylor is Billboard’s youngest-ever Woman of the Year and the only artist to have been awarded this honour twice.

 

About Live Nation Entertainment

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Media & Sponsorship. 

Tegan Marie

Anna Sui and Tegan Marie

(Photo Credit: Jennifer Graylock)

SPOTTED: TEGAN MARIE AT NEW YORK FASHION WEEK


Young Country Newcomer All Aglow Attending The Runway Shows

 

Warner Music Nashville’s Tegan Marie glowed while attending New York Fashion Week on Monday and Tuesday (9/11-12). At just 13 years old, her sophisticated sense of style was on full display while sitting front row at Anna Sui. This fashion bucket list moment checks another one off the list following her record deal signing last month. The rising star is the youngest female artist to sign a major label Country deal in 45 years.

With a larger-than-life voice, the budding singer-songwriter was discovered by leading Gen Z girls’ media platform Sweety High when her father uploaded videos of her cover songs to their site. Tegan Marie – also a Radio Disney Country artist – since catapulted into the national spotlight with several high-profile media performances and appearances including ABC’s Good Morning America and PBS’ star-studded special Smokey Robinson: The Gershwin Prize and the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards. Last year, the Flint, MI, native released the song, “Lucky Me,” to benefit the children affected by the water crisis in her hometown. Continuing the momentum, her breathtaking rendition of Florida Georgia Line’s #1 hit song, “H.O.L.Y.,” racked up over 17 million views on Facebook alone. Tegan has amassed over 75 million video views and receives over five million engagements online each month. She’s also had a string of impressive performances, sharing the stage with singers Cam, Smokey Robinson and duetting with Kelsea Ballerini. This past spring Tegan appeared at CMA Music Festival on the Radio Disney Country stage and at California’s popular Country music festival Stagecoach to great acclaim. Critics praised her performance with USA Today hailing, “[Tegan] Marie has the personality and the voice of a future star, and she definitely has the always hard-to-define ‘It.’” She recently wrapped a six-city tour with Pepsi MidAmerica and is currently writing for her debut album.  

 

For more information on Tegan Marie, visit teganmarie.com.

 

Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

 

About Warner Music Nashville

Warner Music Nashville was created in 2009 with the goal of expanding the presence of WMG and its family of labels has had in the Nashville music community for more than 60 years. Under the leadership of Chairman & CEO John Esposito, the division is home to Warner Bros. Nashville, Atlantic Nashville, Elektra Nashville and the LoudMouth comedy label.

 

About Sweety High

www.sweetyhigh.com

Sweety High is an empowered destination for Gen Z females. As a vertically integrated media company consisting of a website, content studio, SH Music and SH Insights, they employ data, premium content, talent and audiences to create and distribute the cultural conversation. Focused on both entertainment and lifestyle, they’ve enjoyed partnerships with Disney, NBCU, America’s Got Talent, Macy’s, Sony and Live Nation among many others.