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BIG MACHINE RECORDS RISING POP STAR LAURA MARANO TOPS “NEW ARTIST” VEVO CHART

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NASHVILLE, TN (April 20, 2016) – Proving she is a musical force to be reckoned with, Laura Marano tops Vevo’s “Top 20 New Artist Music Videos in the US” chart with her debut single “Boombox” (Big Machine Records). Watch here. In just two weeks since the official premiere, the danceable video has already surpassed 11 million views.

Directed by Cole Walliser, Marano’s humerous take on a music video shoot also stars Ken Jeong (The Hangover, ABC’s Dr. Ken) as the fictional director who has no idea how to do his job. The petite vocalist released the energetic tune in March with People magazine calling it “addictive” and MTV saying Marano’s “optimism is contagious.”

The multi-media entertainer will make the national television debut of “Boombox” at the Radio Disney Music Awards, airing May 1 at 7pm ET/PT on The Disney Channel (check local listings). In 2015, Marano was nominated for …

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RASCAL FLATTS SCORE 16TH CAREER #1 AS COUNTRY RADIO AGREES “I LIKE THE SOUND OF THAT”

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Nashville, TN (April 18, 2016) – Superstar vocal group RASCAL FLATTS continue to add to their many accolades today as they celebrate their 16th career #1 as their infectious single “I Like The Sound Of That” reached the top of the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase charts. The smooth, catchy track that Rolling Stone dubbed as “sweetly reminiscent of the trio’s early days” was penned by Jesse Frasure, with pop star Meghan Trainor and Shay Mooney of country duo Dan + Shay. The chart-topping single is taken from their current album, REWIND (Big Machine Records), which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart, making Rascal Flatts one of only four acts from the SoundScan era to have eight consecutive studio albums debut in the top spot.

“We’ve had a lot of fun with this single,” said Gary LeVox. “It’s a blessing and humbling to be achieving milestones such …

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DRAKE WHITE BRINGS “LIVIN’ THE DREAM” TO NBC’S TODAY (4/18)

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NASHVILLE, TN (April 15, 2016) – Soulful singer-songwriter Drake White will be “Livin’ The Dream” on Monday, April 18 when he makes his national television debut on NBC’s TODAY. The artist, who Rolling Stone Country recently named “one of country’s most energizing performers,” will perform his Top-40-and-climbing single “Livin’ The Dream” during the program’s fourth hour, hosted by Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb (check local listings).

“I have always loved TODAY’s great spirit while watching it from home over the years,” said White. “I can’t wait for the band and I to come in and experience the unbelievable opportunity to play there and make new friends.”

The performance of “Livin’ the Dream” comes less than a week after White released his music video for the personal song, which features White alongside wife Alex and dog Writer spending time outdoors on a farm just outside of Nashville. The video showcases …

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A THOUSAND HORSES EMBRACES THEIR ROOTS WITH NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “SOUTHERNALITY”

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NASHVILLE, TN (April 8, 2016) – History-making band A Thousand Horses are showcasing their Southern personalities on another level with the release of a music video for “Southernailty.” The title track, which recently hit Country radio, has been making an impact with fans during their live show. Watch here: http://smarturl.it/SouthernalityVevo. Director Shaun Silva (TackleBox Films) filmed scenes from A Thousand Horses’ high-energy performances throughout their current stint opening on Jason Aldean’s WE WERE HERE TOUR. The end result also features the band in front of a green screen in Nashville.

“This was a really fun shoot since we got to film most of it in a concert setting,” said frontman Michael Hobby. “Our fans relate to the message of this song and we love getting to show our Southern personalities when we perform.”

Early reviews about the song which is the third track released from their debut album Southernality …

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DRAKE WHITE TAKES PERFORMANCE TO NEW HEIGHTS

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NASHVILLE, TN (April 6, 2016) – Drake White couldn’t keep his feet on the ground in Las Vegas during the Academy of Country Music Awards weekend. The soulful singer/songwriter took to the friendly skies via helicopter for a trek to the Grand Canyon with a group of industry friends for a once-in-a-lifetime performance in front of a breathtaking backdrop.

The foot-stomping, multi-talented artist performed his current Dot Records’ single “Livin’ the Dream” as well as “I Need Real,” “Back to Free,” “Making Me Look Good Again” before busting out some freestyles. Drake has come to perfect the latter during his “Freestyle Friday” video series, posted here. The Tennessean captured the special moment and spoke to Drake about the experience. Additional photos here.

“To be out here and to bring folks out here that have become my friends over the years to see the Grand Canyon for the first …

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CHEAP TRICK WILL “WAKE UP TOMORROW” ON NBC’S TODAY SHOW FOR THROWBACK THURSDAY

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NASHVILLE, TN (April 6, 2016) – With a pioneering sound that has made them an indisputable American institution, CHEAP TRICK will perform during Throwback Thursday on NBC’s TODAY, airing tomorrow, April 7. The legendary band, who will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 8, will play their classic hit “I Want You To Want Me” and their first Big Machine Records’ single “When I Wake Up Tomorrow.” The track ascended to the #1 spot on the Classic Rock radio chart, setting a solid tone as 2016 is “…shaping up to be a banner year for the band” (ROLLING STONE).

Fervent reviews have continued to pour in following the April 1 release of Cheap Trick’s seventeenth studio album Bang, Zoom, Crazy…Hello. With their first new music in more than five years, critics are already raving:

“Unlike many who preceded them into the Hall, …

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