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BIG MACHINE RECORDS SIGNS JENNIFER NETTLES

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Nashville, TN (August 27, 2015) – Grammy-nominated Country superstar JENNIFER NETTLES announced today that she has signed to Big Machine Records, will release a new single this October and has set her next solo album for early 2016 release. In addition, she will embark on the headlining PLAYING WITH FIRE TOUR which will cross 20 plus cities beginning this October with Brandy Clark and Ryan Kinder.

“This is somewhat full-circle as I was at UMG Nashville as SVP/Promo when then-President Luke Lewis presented a disc of ‘this new band we’ve signed – pick a single,’” said Scott Borchetta, President and CEO of the Big Machine Label Group. “I was floored with Sugarland then and I’m floored with all things Jennifer now. She’s simply one of the best female voices to ever grace Country Music and I can’t wait for the world to hear her new music. Get. Ready.”

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WATERLOO REVIVAL SCORCHES IN NEW “BAD FOR YOU” MUSIC VIDEO

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Nashville, TN (August 25, 2015) – Hot new duo WATERLOO REVIVAL is heating up Country radio airwaves, fairs and festivals this summer with their scorching single “Bad For You.” Named one of Rolling Stone Country’s 10 New Artists You Need To Know, George Birge and Cody Cooper are giving fans another visual of their catchy lyrics and twangy-harmonies through a brand new music video. Watch now exclusively on Rare Country: http://rare.us/story/new-country-duo-waterloo-revival-stirs-up-some-good-things-with-bad-for-you/. Shot just outside of Nashville and directed by Brian Lazzaro, the fun and frisky scenes depict an unexpected adventure after the duo’s truck breaks down outside a fruit stand. Using a modern twist on The Garden of Eden, the video captures temptations and excitement of young hearts stirred up by sunshine and song lyrics reflected in the up-tempo tune.

The track is scoring radio airplay and rave reviews: Rolling Stone Country praises that it, “…taps into country’s …

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BIG MACHINE LABEL GROUP SIGNS BRETT YOUNG

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Nashville, TN (August 21, 2015) – Big Machine Label Group has added BRETT YOUNG to its diverse roster of talent. Brett will join superstar acts Florida Georgia Line and The Band Perry as well as dynamic vocalist Cassadee Pope and chart-topping band A Thousand Horses. The California native will also find a songwriting home at Big Machine Music, signing a new publishing deal.

 

“Laurel Kittleson in our A&R department sent me Brett’s demos and I was immediately drawn in by his incredibly blue-eyed soulful voice and fantastic sense of melody and groove,” shared BMLG Executive Vice President Jimmy Harnen. “A few weeks later Brett played for us at my home and we were mesmerized by his performance. Simply amazing!”

 

Drawing inspiration from his early upbringing on the West Coast and coming-of-age in the South, Brett’s song catalogue continues to evolve. His music has appeared on shows like Real …

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MADDIE & TAE’S START HERE NOW AVAILABLE ON NPR’S PRESTIGIOUS “FIRST LISTEN”

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NASHVILLE, TN (August 20, 2015) – Every now and then, magic happens. ACM nominated and chart-topping duo Maddie & Tae proved that Tuesday in Nashville when they celebrated the release of their debut album START HERE and the RIAA PLATINUM-certified hit “Girl In A Country Song.” To top off an extraordinary week, their August 28 album is now being live-streamed early as part of NPR’s prestigious “First Listen” series. To hear what all the fuss is about, click here. NPR Pop critic Ann Powers writes of the Platinum pair’s eagerly anticipated debut, “the duo’s sound is firmly rooted in the Country harmonies and acoustic instrumentation that Swift has abandoned, and its songs stress the themes Swift only occasionally, if brilliantly, touches upon: friendship and female rivalry, girl-power independence and, most of all, the emotional challenges that arise when kids upon whom hopes and dreams have been pinned find themselves …

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BRANTLEY GILBERT LEADS CHATTANOOGA UNITE: A TRIBUTE ON THE RIVER

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Nashville, TN (August 17, 2015) – BRANTLEY GILBERT visited Chattanooga today to announce a benefit event honoring U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, U.S Marine Staff Sgt. David Wyatt, U.S. Marine Sgt. Carson Holmquist, U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Skip Wells and U.S. Navy Petty Officer Randall Smith. CHATTANOOGA UNITE: A TRIBUTE ON THE RIVER will take place Wednesday, September 16, two months after the loss of these five courageous lives. Focusing on a renewed appreciation for those who risk their well-being every day to protect our freedoms and celebrate a city that has united in the face of tragedy, CHATTANOOGA UNITE will honor servicemen and women.

After hearing the devastating news on July 16, Brantley felt a call-to-action. The chart-topping “One Hell Of An Amen” singer/songwriter spoke with local radio station WUSY to announce a special concert benefitting families of the fallen soldiers. View the video here. …

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MADDIE & TAE TO HIT NBC’s TODAY SHOW SUMMER CONCERT SERIES ON SEPTEMBER 1

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Nashville, TN (August 17, 2015) – With a bumper crop of back-to-school media from Teen Vogue to Seventeen, Maddie & Tae’s START HERE is striking a chord with young women coming into their own. But the debut album from only the third female duo in Billboard chart history to hit #1 with their first single is also resonating with people of all ages. 

NBC’s TODAY, the first national broadcast outlet to book the pair as “Girl In A Country Song” took off, will feature the 2015 Academy of Country Music Vocal Duo of the Year nominees on September 1. The performance marks their second appearance on NBC’s iconic morning show – and it’s part of a START HERE street week of activities that’s already packed.

“We will never forget the morning we were sitting on our bus watching TV while en route to a radio show and all of a …

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