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BIG MACHINE LABEL GROUP TO LAUNCH DIGITAL VIDEO PLATFORM IN FEBRUARY

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NASHVILLE, TN (January 18, 2017) – Big Machine Label Group will soon launch a proprietary digital video platform that gives fans direct access to content featuring the label’s superstar roster of talent.  Big Machine TV (www.BigMachineTV.com) will offer music videos and behind-the-scenes content when it goes live in February, later hosting exclusive interviews, announcements, contests and more. All of the label’s artists, including superstars Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw, Reba, Florida Georgia Line, Rascal Flatts and Thomas Rhett, will have individual channels on the platform that allow viewers to seamlessly search for desired content for an immersive online fan experience.

The development of Big Machine TV comes just as Nielsen Music’s recent 2016 U.S. Year-End Report shows that music video streaming is up 8% year over year, reaching nearly 180 billion streams last year. Video viewership on the new BMLG platform will count towards Nielsen’s consumption charts.

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TUCKER BEATHARD TAKES THE RYMAN STAGE WITH JUST A GUITAR AND MAKES A STAND-OUT GRAND OLE OPRY DEBUT

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NASHVILLE, TN (January 16, 2017) – Breakout singer/songwriter TUCKER BEATHARD made his debut at the Grand Ole Opry this weekend (1/14) with his impression-making performance. Becoming known for his compelling stage presence, Beathard walked into the Opry circle for the first time with just his guitar and captivated the audience with a reflective, yet fiery rendition of his new single “Momma And Jesus.” A born songwriter, Beathard also played a new song for the enamored Opry audience, “18,” creating an unforgettable moment for the capacity crowd. Beathard’s debut also marked the final one for Opry VP/GM Pete Fisher, after 17 years of welcoming new artists into the circle.

“Growing up in Nashville, it’s instilled from a young age what an honor playing the Grand Ole Opry is,” said Beathard. “I started writing songs to put my emotions out there…the ones that I don’t how to let out any other way. …

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BRETT YOUNG DEBUTS “IN CASE YOU DIDN’T KNOW” ON COUNTRY RADIO TODAY

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NASHVILLE, TN (January 9, 2017) – Following his No. 1 debut “Sleep Without You,” Brett Youngdelivers his new single to Country radio today with 65 stations officially adding “In Case You Didn’t Know.” Brett co-wrote the personal tune alongside Tyler Reeve, Kyle Schlienger and Trent Tomlinson, a highlight on his upcoming self-titled album out February 10 on BMLG Records.

Already a No. 1 hit on SiriusXM’s The Highway, “In Case You Didn’t Know” was recently named a Taste of Country Critic’s Pick, raving “The song’s writers have penned a meaningful love letter, but they rely on the singer to turn good into great, and Young doesn’t disappoint. He sings it like he’s lived it, or is living it right now.”

The emotional melody and sincere lyrics come to life with the accompanying music video, available on Vevo + syndicators this Friday, January 13. The same day, fans can pre-order BRETT …

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RASCAL FLATTS DROPS INFECTIOUS NEW SINGLE “YOURS IF YOU WANT IT” ON COUNTRY RADIO TODAY

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NASHVILLE, TN (January 6, 2017) – With 16 career No. 1’s to their name, superstar vocal group Rascal Flatts are continuing their reputation for infectious anthems, as USA Today offered the exclusive first listen of their new single “Yours If You Want It,” highlighting the “sure-fire smash” for “its intense verses, rousing choruses and upbeat message.” Co-written by Andrew Dorff and Jonathan Singleton, the immediate sing-along was produced by Rascal Flatts and spotlights the trio’s flawless harmonies throughout the altruistic ode. The track, which is available today, premiered on iHeartCountry Radio Stations nationwide. As fans have fervently anticipated new music from the trio, the refreshing track is the lead single taken from the group’s much-awaited forthcoming studio album. The track follows the success of their summer anthem and PLATINUM-certified No. 1 hit “I Like The Sound Of That,” from their ninth studio album REWIND (Big Machine Records) which debuted… Read More

RYAN FOLLESE KICKS OFF 2017 WITH FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE

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NASHVILLE, TN (January 4, 2017) – With 2017 just beginning, chart-topping songwriter and artist Ryan Follese (pronounced fall-uh-ZAY) is already burning the midnight oil with a hearty string of new shows. He will join Florida Georgia Line’s DIG YOUR ROOTS TOUR during a coveted slot in select markets while continuing as special guest on Live Nation’s ‘Ones To Watch’ run with headliner LoCash. The Tennessee native will also return to his hometown for Nashville Lifestyles’ 13th Annual Music in the City event on January 25. Tickets are available via http://bit.ly/2g6OS4w.

“The last year was filled with a lot of exciting surprises and new beginnings,” says Ryan. “I can’t wait to get back out on the road again with LoCash … and I’m so grateful to Brian and Tyler for inviting me on the DIG YOUR ROOTS TOUR. The next three months are going to be a wild ride!”

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GRAMMY NOMINEE THOMAS RHETT SHARES THE “AMERICAN SPIRIT” WITH FANS IN BONUS VIDEO ON VEVO NOW

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NASHVILLE, TN (January 1, 2017) – After ringing in the new year with millions of people in Times Square on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017 last night, GRAMMY-nominee THOMAS RHETT brings it back home releasing a new video to fans for “American Spirit,” off his sophomore album TANGLED UP DELUXE (The Valory Music Co.). Premiering with Vevo today, the new video was shot outside of Nashville, TN and directed by TK McKamy.

“‘American Spirit’ is one of my favorite songs to sit down and play on an acoustic guitar,” said Thomas Rhett. “So, I knew I wanted to make a video for it…just to share with our fans. I knew I wanted it to be simple and something that would pull on the heartstrings and I think it’s the perfect blend of that.”

Watch Thomas Rhett capture the essence of “American Spirit” on VEVO here

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