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RAELYNN SHINES AND ELI YOUNG BAND “TURN IT ON” FOR THE GRAND OLE OPRY AT CRS

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Nashville, TN (February 26, 2015) – With an enthusiastic crowd of industry and radio, Big Machine Label Group’s RAELYNN (The Valory Music Co.) and ELI YOUNG BAND (Republic Nashville) took the stage to kick off Country Radio Seminar’s special edition of the Grand Ole Opry. Performing new singles and commemorating earlier hits, the label mates thanked supporters during their diverse sets.

As RaeLynn took the stage, she was still radiating from being presented a plaque for her GOLD-certified “God Made Girls,” the first debut single in nine years by a solo female artist that has sold over half a million copies. The bubbly 20-year-old singer/songwriter gave a preview of her follow-up “For A Boy,” which will be available on iTunes March 9 and impacts Country radio on March 23. The busy month will also find RaeLynn celebrating the 30th Anniversary of National Music In Our Schools Month with a week-long …

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MADDIE & TAE START HERE ARRIVES JUNE 2

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Nashville, TN (February 26, 2015) – When Maddie & Tae came to Nashville at 17, they had a publishing deal and a dream. The notion they would have a #1 hit, an RIAA GOLD-certified single, international acclaim and over 19 million VEVO views on their first single, the wry commentary “Girl In A Country Song.” Named Single of the Year in the Nashville Scene’s Country Critics’ Poll, Maddie & Tae became only the third female duo in 70 years to have their debut single top the charts.

For the songwriter/singers from Sugar Land, Texas and Ada, Oklahoma, getting the music right was everything. Rather than rush an album, Maddie Marlow and Tae Dye insisted on taking their time, refusing to hurry the recording process and collaborating with uber-producer Dann Huff on their Dot Records debut.

“We couldn’t have guessed it would be like this,” Tae says of the response. “Maddie …

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THOMAS RHETT’S DEBUT ALBUM PEAKS WITH THIRD CONSECUTIVE #1 AND ACM NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR NOMINATION

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Nashville, TN  (February 23, 2015) – PLATINUM-selling Country artist THOMAS RHETT’s momentum continues to escalate as he establishes himself “at the forefront of young Country singers” (Tampa Bay Times) with the third consecutive #1 hit off his debut album IT GOES LIKE THIS (The Valory Music Co.), and his first as the artist and songwriter. The infectiously soulful GOLD-certified “Make Me Wanna” summits both the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase radio charts this week, just days after securing his first-ever ACM nod as one of only three New Artist of the Year nominees. Thomas Rhett now stands with only a small number of elite artists who can claim three #1 smash hits, more than 3.8 million digital downloads, over 150 “high-energy all the way” (El Paso Times) live shows a year as well as both ACM and CMA New Artist of the Year nominations from a debut project.

“This song …

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VIBRANT SINGER/SONGWRITER RAELYNN TO HEADLINE 2015 MUSIC IN OUR SCHOOLS TOUR AND RAISE AWARENESS FOR MUSIC EDUCATION

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Nashville, TN (February 24, 2015) – Nothing gives a voice to students like music! Next month, RaeLynn will hit the road to encourage today’s youth to “Always Sing.” The mantra is also the name of an aptly titled song she wrote for the initiative, which is available now on iTunes, and celebrates the 30th Anniversary of National Music In Our Schools Month. Building on the success of the 2014 Music In Our Schools Tour, RaeLynn will visit five communities in the United States and join Give a Note Foundation and Radio Disney in sharing the message that music belongs in school.

Kicking off the 30th Anniversary of National Music In Our Schools Month this March, the tour will begin with a performance by RaeLynn at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. RaeLynn will perform at Festival Disney as part of Disney Performing Arts, a national competitive music festival, …

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THE CADILLAC THREE HEAT UP MUSIC CITY WITH CMT LISTEN UP

Nashville, TN (February 20, 2015) – THE CADILLAC THREE have taken over in the latest installment of CMT LISTEN UP. Recently filmed in the trio’s native Nashville, the live taping highlights the buzz Jaren Johnston (Guitar & Lead Vocals), Kelby Ray (Bass Steel Guitar, Dobro, Acoustic & Vocals) and Neil Mason (Drums, Percussion & Vocals) are creating across the country. Dubbed Best New Band at the UK’s 2014 Classic Rock Awards and labeled as one of the 10 New Artists You Need to Know: Summer 2014 by ROLLING STONE, TC3’s self-described “country fuzz” sound is showcased throughout these exclusive videos. Starting tomorrow, February 21, fans will be able to watch the achingly raw “White Lightning” on CMT and CMT Pure. All songs and a behind-the-scenes interview from the event are online now.

In their post-show interview, CMT’s Samantha Stephens noted, “This may be one of the most energetic, …

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FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE GETS THEIR “SUN DAZE” ON ATOP OF THE COUNTRY RADIO CHARTS THIS WEEK

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Nashville, TN (February 17, 2015) – Florida Georgia Line is getting their “Sun Daze” on this week, taking over Country radio with their sizzling, GOLD-certified smash landing at #1 on both the Mediabase and Billboard Country Airplay charts. Featured on their GOLD, chart-topping sophomore albumANYTHING GOES (Republic Nashville), “Sun Daze” marks the superstar duo’s sixth run atop the charts and follows the buzzed-about PLATINUM #1 hit “Dirt.”

“We are real proud of ‘Sun Daze’ because that song came about so late in the game. It was one of the last ballpark tour dates we did with Nelly, but we were still finishing up the album and inspired to write that day,” shares FGL’s Brian Kelley. “We thought we pretty much had every song we wanted but this one definitely kicked one of the songs off. It shows that right down to the wire you need to keep writing and stay …

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