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TARA THOMPSON HEATS UP VALENTINE’S DAY WEEKEND AS NEW MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERES ON CMT TODAY (2/12)

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NASHVILLE, TN (February 12, 2016) – TARA THOMPSON embraces flying solo until the right partner – or at least partner in crime – comes along. The newcomer heats up Valentine’s Day weekend, premiering the music video for her debut single “Someone To Take Your Place” across CMT, CMT Music and CMT.com today. Watch now: TaraThompson.CMT.com. Armed with unapologetic confidence and a bar full of “suitors,” the petite songstress teased photos earlier this week on Facebook. Tara penned the TK McKamy-directed video alongside producer Alex Kline and songwriter Leslie Satcher.

One of the “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know,” Rolling Stone dubbed Tara a “Loretta Lynn for the Instagram generation.” The fiery East Tennessee native hit the ground running as the new year began, being named a Spotify Spotlight on 2016 artist. Just in time for Singles Awareness Day, Tara offers a cheeky alternative to the typical February …

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MADDIE & TAE PERFORM PLAYFUL NEW SINGLE “SHUT UP AND FISH” ON LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL

Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan talk with Maddie & Tae during the production of "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" in New York on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016.
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NASHVILLE, TN (February 12, 2016) – Country music’s hottest new duo Maddie & Tae performed their current single, “Shut Up and Fish” for the first time on national television Thursday morning (2/11) when they appeared on the top-rated Live with Kelly and Michael.

The newest single off of their Dot Records’ debut album START HERE is now available across all retailers and is currently perched in the Top 20 at Country radio. After a date on the lake with two city slickers, the female pair co-wrote “Shut Up and Fish” alongside Pete Sallis and Aaron Scherz. With lyrics like “I was fishin’, he was wishin’ / We were kissin’, I was gettin’ / Madder than a hornet in an old Coke can / Gettin’ closer slidin’ over / Crowdin’ up my castin’ shoulder / Reachin’ out and tryin’ to hold my reelin’ hand,” Maddie & Tae proved they don’t take …

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JUSTIN MOORE PREMIERES “YOU LOOK LIKE I NEED A DRINK” MUSIC VIDEO EXCLUSIVELY ON CMT

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NASHVILLE, TN (February 12, 2016) – With a storyline reminiscent of Groundhog Day, Justin Moore goes back in time for a wild Western showdown in the new music video for his latest release “You Look Like I Need a Drink.” The clip premieres exclusively on JustinMoore.CMT.com beginning at 12:01am ET on Saturday, February 13 in addition to the on-air debut during CMT Hot 20 Countdown at 9am ET. The video will be available to all partners on Monday, February 15.

Directed by Shane Drake and shot in Los Angeles, Moore is able to live out all of his Western fantasies. Between riding a horse, tumbleweeds, bandits and bar fights, there is no shortage of classic Wild West flavor on screen.

“This may be my favorite video I’ve ever shot,” shared Moore. “I am a huge Western fan, and we shot one with a dose of comedy.”

“He keeps repeating the …

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BRETT YOUNG’S SELF-TITLED EP NOW AVAILABLE

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NASHVILLE, TN (February 12, 2016) – After making a huge splash at his first Country Radio Seminar (CRS), Brett Young today releases his debut, self-titled EP. Available now at digital retailers, the six-song BRETT YOUNG EP was produced by two-time ACM Producer of the Year Dann Huff (Taylor Swift, Reba, Steven Tyler) and features his lead single “Sleep Without You.” He previewed the upbeat love song, which goes for adds at radio on April 11, to well-received crowds this week, performing at a handful of events around town, including the Republic Nashville Happy Hour alongside label mate Cassadee Pope. 

“This week has been beyond what I ever imagined,” expressed Young. “I am so thankful that Country radio has been so receptive to my music, and I look forward to getting on the road to play for more of you very soon.” 

Young, who has a publishing deal with Big …

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JENNIFER NETTLES FEATURED IN GARY GRAHAM FALL 2016 FASHION PRESENTATION

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NEW YORK, NY (February 11, 2016) – Grammy-award winning vocalist and songwriter Jennifer Nettles is known for always making a fashion statement at awards shows and on red carpets. Now, the multi-faceted entertainer further showcases her love for high fashion with inclusion in Gray Graham’s Fall 2016 collection. Vogue first unveiled the new campaign online today, profiling Nettles in four distinct looks from the collection.

Jovially describing her relationship with Graham, Nettles shares: “I met Gary the old fashioned way: I bought so many of his pieces over the years that, one day when he heard I was in the store, he had to come and meet the obsessed woman paying the rent on the place! That, and his company president had been a fan of my music over the years. She introduced me to Gary, and I invited him to come see my performance in Chicago. He did. And …

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BIG MACHINE LABEL GROUP BRINGS STEVEN TYLER & FRIENDS TO CRS FOR MUSIC + MARDI GRAS

NASHVILLE, TN - FEBRUARY 08: Drake White; A Thousand Horses' Bill Satcher, Graham DeLoach, Zach Brown, and Michael Hobby; Big Machine Label Group President and CEO Scott Borchetta; Steven Tyler; and the Cadillac Three's Jaren Johnston, Neil Mason, and Kelby Ray attend the Big Machine Label Group CRS Bash with Steven Tyler, A Thousand Horses, The Cadillac Three and Drake White at aVenue on February 8, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for BMLG) *** Local Caption *** Drake White;Bill Satcher;Graham DeLoach;Zach Brown;Michael Hobby;Scott Borchetta;Steven Tyler;Jaren Johnston;Neil Mason;Kelby Ray

Nashville, TN (February 9, 2016) – Big Machine Label Group burned the midnight oil with Country radio and industry executives at aVenue in downtown Nashville last night (2/8), capping off the first official day of Country Radio Seminar (CRS). Noise ordinances be damned, the exceptional talent – STEVEN TYLER, A THOUSAND HORSES, THE CADILLAC THREE and DRAKE WHITE – performed testosterone-fueled sets into early this morning, a fitting start to Mardi Gras and the annual festivities.

Other BMLG artists RaeLynn and Tara Thompson showed their support, singing along from the crowd and visiting with attendees. BMLG President & CEO Scott Borchetta rocked alongside imprint leaders George Briner (The Valory Music Co. SVP Promotion), Jimmy Harnen (BMLG EVP & Republic Nashville President), Jack Purcell (Big Machine Records SVP Promotion) and Chris Stacey (Dot Records GM).

A Thousand Horses amped up the crowded room with their nine-piece ensemble, performing songs …

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