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THE MUSIC OF NASHVILLE (SEASON 3, VOLUME 2) AVAILABLE MAY 12 IN ADVANCE OF ABC SEASON FINALE

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NASHVILLE, TN (April 28, 2015) – The excitement on ABC’s hit series NASHVILLE has reached a fever pitch and just before the Season 3 finale on May 13, Big Machine Records will release THE MUSIC OF NASHVILLE: ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK SEASON 3, VOLUME 2 to digital retailers and Target. The project once again combines the talents of performers and songwriters alike, featuring 18 tracks sung by cast members throughout Season 3 as well as two additional tracks exclusively at Target. To date, music from NASHVILLE has sold nearly 4.5 million digital tracks.

Between Will Lexington’s (Chris Carmack) new relationship and Layla Grant (Aubrey Peeples) opening for popstar turned Country songstress Jade St. John (Christina Aguilera), the drama on NASHVILLE continues to escalate. The cast will keep the momentum going, embarking on the NASHVILLE Live in Concert Tour, which kicks off tomorrow night (4/29) at the Beacon Theater in New York with series stars Clare Bowen, …

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HANK WILLIAMS, JR. JOINS NASH ICON RECORDS

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NASHVILLE, TN (April 29, 2015) – Country legend HANK WILLIAMS, JR. has officially signed to NASH ICON RECORDS, a joint venture label between the Big Machine Label Group (BMLG) and Cumulus. The raucous Superstar joins the distinct voices of Reba, Martina McBride and Ronnie Dunn on the label, which launched in 2014. These four artists combined have sold over 186 million albums worldwide.

“Country music singers have always been a real close family and today the Nash Icon family has added me as a new member. I have done shows with Ronnie Dunn, recorded a hit record with Reba and absolutely love Martina McBride,” said Williams, Jr. “I am writing songs better than ever and am signed with a label that is already making history … it’s an exciting time!”

Following up his 2012 OLD SCHOOL NEW RULES release, Williams, Jr. will record his 37th album on Nash Icon Records with music expected later this year. His five-decade career continues to add accolades to an extremely impressive resume, …

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THE CADILLAC THREE PREMIERE NEW SINGLE “WHITE LIGHTNING”

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Nashville, TN (April 16, 2015) – Amped with a fan-favorite this morning, THE CADILLAC THREE premiered their new single “White Lightning” on SiriusXM The Highway. The Nashville natives explained the unique “faster-than” Country metaphors for falling in love to host Storme Warren and treated listeners to an acoustic set that also included “Party Like You” and “The South.” Grammy-nominated frontman Jaren Johnston penned “White Lightning,” while longtime friends and bandmates Kelby Ray and Neil Mason collaborate on the band’s signature sound. The trio’s latest installment on Big Machine Records will be released digitally next Tuesday (4/21).

As a band known for their beat-laden party anthems, “White Lightning” offers a gear-shifting dynamic to The Cadillac Three’s standing room only live shows. Watch a preview from the SiriusXM studio now: https://www.facebook.com/onthehighway/videos/vb.95817515676/10152908037605677/?type=2&theater. This weekend TC3 will vie for the ACM Awards’ Vocal Event of the Year, scoring a nomination for “The South” featuring Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley and …

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JUSTIN MOORE CELEBRATES HIS BIRTHDAY WITH EPIC PERFORMANCE AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

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NASHVILLE, TN (March 30, 2015) – Entertainment Weekly recently said it best when they exclaimed, “Justin Moore has had a killer year.” The reigning Academy of Country Music New Artist of the Year, heated things up during a captivating performance at “the world’s most famous arena” on Saturday (3/28) during Miranda Lambert’s CERTIFIED PLATINUM Tour.

With friends and family in attendance from Arkansas, the multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter had thousands of fans on their feet and singing along to his chart-topping hits including “Lettin’ the Night Roll” and “Point at You.” A highlight of the evening came as his wife Kate looked on from the crowd of adoring fans as Justin dedicated his #1 song “Til My Last Day” to her. She stood smiling alongside Justin’s parents who also made their first trip to New York City for their son’s big night and to celebrate his 31st birthday (3/30).

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BRANTLEY GILBERT PROVES RENEGADE STATUS WITH FAN-VOTED HONOR AT iHEARTRADIO MUSIC AWARDS

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LOS ANGELES, CA (March 30, 2015) – BRANTLEY GILBERT offered a heartfelt thank you to the fierce BG Nation while accepting the Renegade Award during last night’s iHeartRadio Music Awards, surpassing Meaghan Trainer, Charli XCX, Iggy Azalea and Hozier. The fan-voted honor recognizes artists who break boundaries while remaining true to themselves. Exploring new sounds, the Georgia native’s third studio album JUST AS I AM has been certified GOLD, notched the third-highest Country debut of 2014 and scored a spot at #2 on the all-genre Billboard Top 200 chart. The project also scored Favorite Country Album at the American Music Awards, producing 2X PLATINUM #1 smash “Bottoms Up” and emboldened “One Hell Of An Amen.”

Brantley will continue the momentum releasing JUST AS I AM PLATINUM EDITION on May 19, exactly one year after the original album’s debut. The rebel-rousing hit singer/songwriter revealed the news via Facebook just hours before his big win at the iHeartRadio Awards. Brantley penned every song on his latest project, which will feature five new tracks, including a remix of “Bottoms Up” featuring rapper T.I.…

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SCOTT BORCHETTA TAKES AMERICAN IDOL TO NASCAR’S FAST LANE IN FONTANA

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FONTANA, CA (March 23, 2015) – FOX’s hit show American Idol is experiencing strong ratings in its 14th season with Big Machine Label Group President/CEO Scott Borchetta in the driver’s seat as the show’s new in-house Mentor.

Borchetta, who has been working with the Idol contestants since November of last year, is prominently featured on the show each week where he advises this season’s crop of eclectic and edgy young singers on song selection, stage presence and fan engagement.

In an effort to show contestants the pressures of performing the National Anthem in front of thousands of fans, Borchetta arranged for Idol’s Top 11 remaining contestants to perform the song at the Auto Club 400 NASCAR race this past weekend in Fontana, CA. The contestants delivered a powerful performance on the track before serving as grand marshals for the race with Borchetta. Footage from the race will appear on this week’s show.

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