Hot newcomer Thomas Rhett serenaded the audience – and female hosts Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd, Jenny McCarthy and guest co-host Rachel Campos-Duffy yesterday (3/6) with his seductive “Get Me Some Of That” on ABC’s The View. The Top 20-and-rising single is featured on the heartthrob’s debut album IT GOES LIKE THIS (The Valory Music Co.), which previously scored a multi-week #1 with the PLATINUM-certified title track and two Top 15 hits – “Beer With Jesus” and “Something To Do With My Hands.” The talented songwriter also penned Florida Georgia Line’s two-week #1 “Round Here” and two Jason Aldean cuts, in addition to opening for Aldean last year. This Spring, Thomas Rhett will hit the road with Brantley Gilbert’s LET IT RIDE TOUR and Jake Owen’s DAYS OF GOLD TOUR.
A new Rascal Flatts song entitled “Compass” will be featured in the upcoming Sony Pictures film “Heaven Is For Real,” which opens nationwide on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The song will also be included on Flatts’ forthcoming Big Machine Records album, REWIND, available May 13, 2014. The album is now available for pre-order at RascalFlatts.com
Based on the #1 New York Times best-selling book of the same name, “Heaven Is For Real” brings to the screen the true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son’s extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world.
The film stars Academy Award® nominee and Emmy® award winning actor Greg Kinnear as Todd Burpo and co-stars Kelly Reilly as Sonja Burpo, the real-life couple whose son Colton (newcomer Connor Corum) claims to have visited Heaven during a near death experience. Colton recounts the details of his amazing journey with childlike innocence and speaks matter-of-factly about things that happened before his birth ... things he couldn't possibly know. Todd and his family are then challenged to examine the meaning from this remarkable event.
As the best-selling Country vocal group of the past decade, Rascal Flatts (Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney) have sold over 22.5 million albums and over 28 million digital downloads since their musical debut in 2000. The Superstar group has delivered 14 #1 singles to the top of the charts and have the distinction of being one of only four acts during the SoundScan era to have seven consecutive studio albums debut at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. Rascal Flatts have earned over 40 trophies from the ACAs, ACMs, AMAs, CMAs, People's Choice Awards and more. In 2012, they reached a new career milestone with over 7 million concert tickets sold and will hit the road again this Spring with the REWIND Tour 2014. In anticipation of their next Big Machine Records album this summer, fans will get a taste of the fresh sound and rewind back in time with some previously released tunes on March 4 with the release of a Walmart exclusive EP. Their new single “Rewind” is currently rising in the Top 15.
Florida Georgia Line will debut the brand new music video for their current single “This Is How We Roll” featuring Luke Bryan on ABC’s Good Morning America tomorrow (3/7) in the 8:00A hour.March 6, 2014 By Tune In For High Speed Cameos With X Games Champion Travis Pastrana & The Nitro Circus 0 Comments
Florida Georgia Line will debut the brand new music video for their current single “This Is How We Roll” featuring Luke Bryan on ABC’s Good Morning America tomorrow (3/7) in the 8:00A hour. Following the exclusive broadcast premiere, the first look online will be on GoodMorningAmerica.com on Yahoo and across all partners on 3/8.
Filmed in the desert just outside of Los Angeles, the action-packed video features jaw-dropping tricks, tractor-trailers and fiery cameos with X Games champion Travis Pastrana and The Nitro Circus. Director Marc Klasfeld amps up the thrills with cuts of FGL and Luke performing the catchy song, which is from the deluxe version of the award-winning duo’s chart-topping, PLATINUM-certified debut album HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES (Republic Nashville).
FGL has exploded since releasing four consecutive, multi-week #1 smashes in the US and Canada with the GOLD-certified hits “Stay” and “Round Here,” PLATINUM-certified “Get Your Shine On” and 6X PLATINUM “Cruise.” Breaking the record for longest #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart, “Cruise” has sold over 6.8 million downloads in the US alone and is the best-selling digital Country single of all time according to SoundScan.
The reigning ACM New Artist of the Year racked up four nominations - Vocal Duo of the Year, Album of the Year (HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES), Single of the Year (“Cruise”) and Vocal Event of the Year (“Cruise” Remix featuring Nelly)- for the ACM Awards, airing April 6 at 8:00P Eastern on CBS.
The unstoppable duo is currently on the road as direct support for Jason Aldean’s NIGHT TRAIN Tour.
Eli Young Band celebrated their sophomore Republic Nashville album 10,000 TOWNS on NBC’s TODAY Show yesterday morning (3/4). The ACM Vocal Group of the Year nominees chatted with host Hoda Kotb and guest host Jenna Bush Hager and performed their new single “Dust.” Available now on iTunes – and everywhere music is sold – the album journeyed to #1 on iTunes Country Albums chart and into the all-genre Top 10 upon release. The project has already scored EYB their third career #1 “Drunk Last Night,” which has sold over 700,000 downloads. The talented foursome, who co-produced the album with Justin Niebank and Frank Liddell, wrote over half of the songs. Last week, Rolling Stone and American Songwriter exclusively premiered two of the tracks.
Readied with consecutive chart-toppers – DOUBLE PLATINUM "Crazy Girl" and PLATINUM "Even If It Breaks Your Heart" – EYB won the 2012 ACM Song of the Year and has garnered several GRAMMY, CMA, CMT, TEEN CHOICE Awards nominations.
EYB is currently on the road with Darius Rucker and will join Jake Owen later this Spring.
Armed with “Wasting All These Tears,” the Top 10 Country debut single that has sold over 1 million copies, talented newcomer Cassadee Pope has released a brand new music video! The petite powerhouse’s latest offering, “I Wish I Could Break Your Heart,” has already garnered buzz with over 310,000 fans viewing online. Watch now via VEVO
Director Wes Edwards utilized the blank canvas of a sound stage in Nashville to capture a balance of femininity and empowerment. Soft scenes draped in ivory lace and pearls are intercut with dark visuals depicting broken hearts, mimicking the whirlwind of emotions that come with the vulnerability of passionate love. Cassadee’s band is also featured in a rockin’ performance as she belts out the driving chorus.
The single is from Cassadee’s album FRAME BY FRAME, which debuted in the upper echelon on the Billboard charts – #1 Top Country Albums and Top 10 all-genre Top Albums. The achievement marked Cassadee as one of only two solo women in the past five years to top the Country chart with a debut release. The singer/songwriter stole the national spotlight when she won The Voice (season 3) as part of Team Blake (Shelton) and dominated the #1 spot on iTunes All-Genre chart with three of her performances.
NASHVILLE, TENN. (February 24, 2014) – Big Machine Label Group President/CEO Scott Borchetta announced today that BMLG EVP/Republic Nashville President Jimmy Harnen has signed a new multi-year deal with the company. Under the agreement, Harnen will continue to oversee all three labels which includes Big Machine Records, The Valory Music Co. and Republic Nashville – a joint venture with NY-based Republic Records.
Harnen’s leadership, business acumen and critical ear for music has helped the label discover and develop some of the most successful acts in music since he joined the company in 2009.
"The leadership and musical vision that Jimmy has brought to the Big Machine Label Group has helped propel us to heights I honestly hadn't imagined,” said Borchetta. “What he has done with Republic Nashville is historic and many of his initiatives have spread across the entire BMLG platform to make the Machine run even smoother and faster. I'm thrilled that he has made a long-term commitment to continue his great work with the BMLG!"
"BMLG continues to create and deliver historic accomplishments in the music business on all levels,” said Harnen. “It is an honor and a privilege to be a part of such a ground breaking company and to have so much fun in the process!"
Harnen has had tremendous success in developing and launching record-breaking superstar duo Florida Georgia Line, multi-platinum trio The Band Perry, breaking Eli Young Band to mainstream Country audiences and presenting newcomer Cassadee Pope as a female powerhouse.
Under his leadership, Republic Nashville has scored 11 #1 hits, 17 Top 10 singles and released eight albums that have sold over five million copies and 33 million tracks, all solidifying Republic Nashville as a major player even beyond Music Row. "Cruise" is the best-selling digital Country single of all time and secured FGL as the only artist in history to join Brooks & Dunn in achieving four consecutive, multi-week #1 smashes.
The talented roster has also garnered a plethora of awards and nominations, including ACM Song of the Year, AMA Single of the Year, CMT Music Awards Breakthrough Video of the Year, CMA Group/Duo of the Year, among others.
Republic Nashville artists have appeared on virtually every awards show and major national TV outlet – American Idol, Good Morning America, TODAY Show, Ellen, The Talk, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and more.
THE BAND PERRY, JUSTIN MOORE, BRANTLEY GILBERT, DANIELLE BRADBERY & MOTLEY CRUE OFFER FULL-THROTTLE EXPERIENCE AT CRSFebruary 20, 2014 0 Comments
While still recovering from Tuesday’s party, the Big Machine Label Group and CMT Radio rallied VIP guests for night two of Country Radio Seminar (CRS) at Nashville’s Marathon Music Works. BMLG President/CEO Scott Borchetta and CMT Radio’s Cody Alan once again welcomed the massive crowd for an unforgettable experience.
Music execs and radio partners were entertained with a full-throttle experience of BMLG talent and a few surprises. Dynamic sibling trio The Band Perry started the show, introducing their driving next single “Chainsaw” followed by newcomer Danielle Bradbery, who showcased her killer pipes on songs from her debut album. ACM New Artist of the Year nominee Justin Moore kept the energy up with “Lettin’ The Night Roll” before bringing Vince Neil of Motley Crue to the stage for the band’s “Home Sweet Home.” The excitement continued with Brantley Gilbert joining on “Wild Side.” Borchetta brought Vince back to the stage as everyone belted out “Kickstart My Heart.” The unlikely pairings were just a preview of the forthcoming Country Tribute to Motley Crue, slated for release this Summer on Big Machine Records. Eliciting more crowd participation, Brantley closed out the evening with a rowdy set featuring his latest single “Bottoms Up.”
BIG MACHINE LABEL GROUP GOES BIG AT CRS WITH TIM MCGRAW, RASCAL FLATTS, FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, ELI YOUNG BAND & THE CADILLAC THREEFebruary 19, 2014 0 Comments
Known to go “big,” the Big Machine Label Group showcased the first round of stellar talent at Marathon Music Works last night (2/18) during their annual party to kick off Country Radio Seminar (CRS) week in Nashville. Co-hosted by CMT Radio, the capacity-crowd was treated to performances by Superstars Tim McGraw and Rascal Flatts. Hot newcomers The Cadillac Three introduced radio programmers from across the country to the rocking sound of their first single entitled “The South.” Eli Young Band’s Mike Eli, Thomas Rhett and Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley joined the trio for their southern-themed anthem. The Eli Young Band had the crowd singing at the top of their lungs with their most recent #1 hit “Drunk Last Night.”
BMLG President/CEO Scott Borchetta welcomed invited VIP guests then handed the mic to the evening’s host, CMT Radio’s Cody Alan. Music execs mingling and noshing on delectable nibbles included: Republic Nashville President/BMLG EVP Jimmy Harnen; BMLG COO Andrew Kautz; Big Machine Records SVP Promotion Jack Purcell; CMT’s SVP of Music Strategy Leslie Fram; Red Light Management’s Coran Capshaw, Spalding Entertainment’s Clarence Spalding and Clear Channel’s EVP Country Programming Clay Hunnicutt.
Halfway through the night, party attendees were asked to raise their “shot glass necklaces” for a massive toast with Florida Georgia Line’s signature favorite: Fireball Whisky.
To help them get a good night’s rest after the bash, all attendees were gifted a luxury pillow from Comfort Revolution.
The party will continue tonight with performances by Danielle Bradbery, Justin Moore, Brantley Gilbert and Motley Crue.
The Voice Winner Danielle Bradbery Kicks Off Music In Our Schools Month with National Bus Tour to Raise Awareness for Music EducationFebruary 14, 2014 0 Comments
Homework. Sports. Social Media. With so many demands, it can be easy for busy students to overlook something valuable in their daily lives. That’s why Give a Note Foundation and Disney Performing Arts will join forces with 17-year-old Danielle Bradbery, the youngest-ever winner of The Voice, for the Music In Our Schools national bus tour. From March 2-8, they will travel across America, bringing a compelling message to students, parents, teachers and community leaders: don’t forget the importance of music education.
Kicking off National Music In Our Schools Month (March), the cross-country bus tour will spotlight music education and the benefits music teachers bring to their students and school communities. A highlight of the tour stops will be a special performance at each high school by 17-year-old Bradbery, who will address students and perform songs from her self-titled Big Machine Records debut, including the Top 15-and-rising “The Heart of Dixie.”
Departing March 2 from the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif., the tour will visit high schools in five cities: Eldorado High School in Albuquerque, N.M. (March 3); Cypress Ranch High School near Houston, Texas (March 4); Classen School of Advanced Studies in Oklahoma City, Okla. (March 5); Antioch High School near Nashville, Tenn. (March 6); and Northwest School for the Arts in Charlotte, N.C. (March 7). The tour will conclude March 8 at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., where Bradbery will perform at Festival Disney, a national competitive music festival where top school bands, instrumental and vocal ensembles compete with other schools from across the country.
The five schools to be honored as part of the Music In Our Schools tour were selected by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME)’s Give a Note Foundation, in partnership with NAfME’s state music education association leaders. Each school will be recognized for the outstanding achievements of their music programs, and for the important role music education plays in their students’ daily curriculum.
Bradbery hopes the tour’s message will inspire America’s students. “This is a great way to reach kids my age and show them that the skills they learn in music can help them to be successful in life. Through music, I’ve learned the value of persistence and working hard to make my dreams come true, and I look forward to sharing that with students and others during the tour,” said Bradbery.
“Studying and making music, whether it’s playing an instrument or singing or composing, is one of the most valuable ways kids can spend their time,” said Jane Balek of NAfME and Give a Note Foundation, “Music education reinforces 21st century skills like creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking – all qualities kids need to be successful in their schoolwork. In addition, the inherent benefits of learning music, including emotional awareness, reflective learning, and development of ‘grit,’ are things that help students grow into successful and productive citizens.”
For Disney, performing arts have long been part of the company culture since Walt Disney personally invited California high schools to perform at the 1955 grand opening of Disneyland Park. “It’s an honor to be a part of the Music In Our Schools national bus tour,” said Tim Hill, Director, and Special Program Sales for Disney Destinations. “Our support is rooted in our understanding of the tremendous value music education offers to everyone, and Disney relies on the talents of musicians, composers and other artists across our many businesses every day.”