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    TAYLOR SWIFT ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM 1989 AVAILABLE FOR PRE-BUY

    August 18, 2014 0 Comments

    Global superstar and seven-time GRAMMY® winner, Taylor Swift, announced her new album 1989 (Big Machine Records) is available immediately for pre-buy on TaylorSwift.com, iTunes and Target. In addition, Taylor released “Shake It Off,” the first single and video from her fifth studio album.

    1989 is a touchstone; Taylor's songwriting and sonic evolution surprises us more than ever before. Heavily keyboard and beat driven, the pop sensibilities that have always been the hallmark of Taylor’s music now move front and center on 1989. "I spent two years making 1989. Two years gives you enough time to grow and change and let things inspire you. I was listening to a lot of late 80's pop music and how bold those songs were and how that time period was a time of limitless possibilities. In thinking about that, this album is a rebirth for me. This is my very first documented, official pop album. 1989 is the most sonically cohesive album I have ever made and my favorite album I have ever made," said Taylor. Taylor debuted “Shake It Off,” the first single, available at iTunes now, and video (which can be viewed at TaylorSwift.com) from 1989 in a worldwide Live Stream on Yahoo, where she told fans, “Over the last few years I've learned a very important lesson. We cannot control what people say about us but we can control how we react to it. We can let it get to us, make us bitter, even drive us insane or we can shake it off.”

    Taylor surprised fans by revealing the 1989 Swiftstakes™ that gives fans an opportunity to win prizes that include 1,000 tickets and 500 meet and greets.

    The songstress also explained that a Deluxe version of the album will include three additional songs and three songwriting voice memos. These memos are personal audio recordings that offer a unique insight into Taylor's songwriting process and document the early creation of three songs on 1989, which are available at Target stores in both the U.S. and Canada.

    1989 Album Configurations Include: The 1989 album will include 13 songs, cd booklet designed by Taylor, one of five collectible sets of 13 exclusive photo prints, and a code to enter the 1989 Swiftstakes™.

    The Deluxe 1989 album will include 13 songs, cd booklet designed by Taylor, one of five collectible sets of 13 exclusive photo prints, three bonus songs, three of Taylor's songwriting voice memos, and a code to enter the 1989 Swiftstakes™.

    The Digital 1989 album will include 13 songs, digital cd booklet designed by Taylor, one collectible set of 13 exclusive photo prints, and a code to enter the 1989 Swiftstakes™.

    1989 will be available in-stores on October 27th.

    Taylor Swift, who writes all of her own songs, is a seven-time GRAMMY winner and the youngest winner in history of the music industry's highest honor, the GRAMMY Award for Album of the Year. She is the first artist since the Beatles (and the only female artist in history) to log six or more weeks at #1 with three consecutive studio albums. Taylor has an album on Rolling Stone's prestigious The 50 Greatest Albums of All Time (by women) list, Time magazine has named her one the of the 100 Most Influential People in the world, and she is Billboard's youngest-ever Woman of the Year. Taylor has career record sales in excess of 30 million albums and 75 million song downloads worldwide, and has had singles top both the pop and country radio charts around the globe. Taylor's album RED, released almost two years ago on Big Machine Records, has sold more than 6 million copies worldwide to date, including more than 1.2 million copies in the U.S. in its first week, scoring the highest first-week sales debut of any album in over a decade. Taylor is the only female artist in music history (and just the fourth artist ever) to twice have an album (2010's Speak Now and 2012's RED) hit the 1 million plus first-week sales figure. ”Shake It Off” is the first single off her fifth studio album 1989.

    *Details of the 1989 Swiftstakes™ are available at TaylorSwift.com.

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    Thomas Rhett Celebrates Fans with #HomeTeam

    August 18, 2014 0 Comments

    Thomas Rhett fans have noticed his use of the hashtag #HomeTeam countless times over the past several weeks. The talented singer/songwriter celebrates their passion in his #HomeTeam campaign video, where Thomas Rhett appears on the ballot for 2014 CMA Awards' New Artist of the Year, Single of the Year, Song of the Year and Musical Event of the Year.

    In the poignant cinematic endeavor, Thomas Rhett shares, “I am just a guy with a dream and I play for the home team.” His words reflect the devotion of each hard-working fan who has attended his shows and purchased his music this past year, earning him a platinum-certified single and a gold-certified single … and even more so allowed him to follow his musical destiny.

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    "ANYTHING GOES" FOR FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE ON 10/14

    August 15, 2014 0 Comments

    Known for their seize-the-day attitude and festive party tunes, Florida Georgia Line finds new creativity while building on their signature sound with the highly anticipated album ANYTHING GOES (Republic Nashville), slated for release October 14.

    “Tyler and I’ve been really blessed to have an amazing team – an extended family – who push us continually to be better and think differently. Whether we’re home or out on the road, we’re doing things the FGL way and it feels like with our recording, our writing, our lives … ANYTHING GOES … and we can’t wait to see where it leads next,” said Brian Kelley.

    Live from Central Park in New York City this morning (8/15), FGL headlined ABC’s Good Morning America Summer Concert Series and revealed details about their forthcoming album. The talented pair hit the stage with PLATINUM-certified smashes – chart-topping “Round Here” and Teen Choice Award’s Choice Country Song “This Is How We Roll” (featuring Luke Bryan) – and their MULTI-PLATINUM #1 “Cruise,” the best-selling digital Country single of all time (SoundScan). Giving fans a taste of what’s to come, FGL also performed their latest single “Dirt,” which has already sold over 535,000 downloads and shot to #1 on both the iTunes all genre and Country charts in the US and Canada, while also sitting atop the Country chart in Australia shortly after release. Their lead single’s record-breaking momentum not only filtered across Country radio with earning the highest one-week add total in Country Aircheck history, but its moving lyrics inspired FGL to launch the Dirt Campaign to benefit Habitat for Humanity.

    “There have been a lot of changes in our lives over the past couple of years but we’re still the same guys from Florida and Georgia who drove from show to show in BK’s Tahoe. We’re really excited about what we’ve learned on this journey and can’t wait to give our fans new music they can crank up just as loud as the tunes they sing back to us every night,” said Tyler Hubbard. “ANYTHING GOES is a natural progression of where we’re at and what we’ve learned getting here.”

    Everything is better when doubled for the Superstar duo, who released their 2X Platinum debut HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES two years ago and again have producer Joey Moi at the helm for their second album. Critics nationwide from USA TODAY to ROLLING STONE and BILLBOARD are embracing FGL’s fresh vibe. Fans can get the ANYTHING GOES party started early with the iTunes pre-order beginning on 9/16.

    TRACK LISTING

    “Anything Goes”(Felix McTeigue, Chris Tompkins, Craig Wiseman) “Sun Daze” (Cary Barlowe, Jesse Frasure, Sarah Buxton, Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley) “Good Good” (Cary Barlowe, Jesse Frasure, Sarah Buxton, Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley) “Dirt”(Chris Tompkins, Rodney Clawson)
    “Smile” (Chris DeStefano, Dallas Davidson, Ashley Gorley) “Sippin’ On Fire” (Rodney Clawson, Matt Dragstrem, Cole Taylor) “Smoke” (Josh Kear, Chris Tompkins) “Bumpin’ The Night” (Bart Allmand, Chris Tompkins, Rodney Clawson) “Angel” (Rodney Clawson, Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley, Ross Copperman) “Confession” (Rodney Clawson, Ross Copperman, Matt Jenkins) “Like You Ain’t Even Gone” (Chris Tompkins, Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley, Rodney Clawson) "Every Night” (Chris DeStefano, Ashley Gorley, Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley) FGL has skyrocketed to stardom with becoming the only artist in history to join Brooks & Dunn in achieving four back-to-back, multi-week #1 singles; breaking the record for longest #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart; selling over 16 million tracks worldwide, winning numerous industry awards and collaborating across genres with sensations like Nelly and Jason Derulo.

    Currently on the road as direct support for Jason Aldean's BURN IT DOWN Tour, FGL will host "This Is How We Cruise" aboard the Norwegian Pearl in November.

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    "Party Like You"

    August 13, 2014 0 Comments

    Girls, gigs, guitars and a damn-good time have become ubiquitous with THE CADILLAC THREE so it’s no wonder that their brand new video for “Party Like You” will leave fans “feeling like a Saturday night,” “buzzing like a Miller Lite sign” and definitely on “a wild ride!” Join the “Party” via VEVO.

    Shot at fooBAR in East Nashville, director Brian Lazarro’s cinematic vision wasn’t a stretch for the high-energy trio of Nashville natives – Jaren Johnston (Guitar & Lead Vocals), Kelby Ray (Bass Steel Guitar, Dobro, Acoustic & Vocals) and Neil Mason (Drums, Percussion & Vocals) – who grew up together playing music and getting rowdy. Rolling Stone Country chatted with Jaren and featured an exclusive Behind the Scenes of the video shoot yesterday.

    “Despite numerous party tunes on the radio, TC3 still knows how to stand out from the crowd,” raves Country Weekly. “It’s a perfect summertime tune that’ll sound just right in these hot days ahead.”

    Johnston co-wrote the beat-heavy, infectious tune with Jon Nite and Jimmy Robbins and has previously penned #1 smashes – “You Gonna Fly” (Keith Urban) and “Southern Girl” (Tim McGraw) – as well as tunes for Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney, Jake Owen and Dierks Bentley, among others. Mason has cuts on Rascal Flatts’ and Miranda Lambert’s latest albums.

    TC3 initially made their Big Machine Records debut with “The South,” a song that epitomizes the band’s self-described “country fuzz” sound and features Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley and Mike Eli (Eli Young Band).

    One of Rolling Stone Country’s 10 New Artist You Need to Know: Summer 2014, TC3 is currently on the road with Jake Owen’s DAYS OF GOLD TOUR 2014 and wrapped European dates with Eric Church earlier this year. This fall, TC3 will join labelmates Florida Georgia Line for “This is How We Cruise” aboard the Norwegian Pearl.

  • 2015 CMA Fest Rules

    August 5, 2014 0 Comments

    OFFICIAL RULES 

“Big Machine Records 2015 CMA Fest Flyaway Sweepstakes” By participating in the “Big Machine Records 2015 CMA Fest Flyaway Sweepstakes,” entrants agree to the specific rules, terms and conditions provided herein. ELIGIBILITY AND ODDS OF WINNING:
No purchases necessary to enter. Purchase will not improve chances of winning. Contests are open to legal residents of the contiguous 48 United States and the District of Columbia who have reached the age of majority in the state of residence (18, except NE and AL 19, and MS 21), except employees of BMR or the Country Music Association (“CMA”), their affiliates, subsidiaries, and successor companies, contest sponsors, advertising and promotion agencies, contest prize suppliers, participating advertisers and immediate family members of anyone so situated (collectively, with BMR, the “Contest Entities”). "Immediate family members" shall include spouses, siblings, parents, children, grandparents, and grandchildren, whether as "in-laws", or by current or past marriage, remarriage, adoption, co-habitation or other familial extension, and any other persons residing at the same household location, whether or not related. If minors are permitted to participate in the contest, a parent or guardian of any participant who is a minor at the time of entry must sign a release on behalf of the minor to be eligible to receive a prize, and BMR reserves the right to refuse to award a prize to or on behalf of a minor. The odds of winning this contest depend on the number of eligible entries received. HOW TO ENTER:
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. To enter, visit www.bigmachineradio.com. Follow the instructions on the website (the “Instructions”) to complete the required fields and click “Submit”. The Instructions are made a part of these Official Rules and are incorporated herein by reference. Additional entries may be made in the manner set forth in the Instructions. Entries must be received between August 1, 2014 12:01 a.m. CDT and March 31, 2015 11:59 p.m. CDT. Automated entry attempts will be rejected and may result in disqualification. Multiple entries using multiple accounts related to the same person will be disqualified. Entries generated by script, macro, bot, or other automated means will be disqualified. Any entry information collected from the contest shall be used only in a manner consistent with the consent given by entrants at the time of entry and with BMR’s On-line Privacy Policy, which can be found at: http://www.bigmachinelabelgroup.com/privacy. All information provided during contest entry becomes the property of BMR, and BMR may use any of the entries for any purpose whatsoever, without further compensation to the entrant. All information provided during contest entry becomes the property of BMR, and BMR may use any of the entries for any purpose whatsoever, without further compensation to the entrant. RESTRICTIONS AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: Void where prohibited by law. BMR reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the contest if it is not capable of completion as planned for any reason, including, but not limited to, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures of any kind. The decision of the BMR is final. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. BMR, their subsidiaries and affiliates, their officers, directors, agents, stockholders, insurers, and employees, and their advertising and promotional agencies and sponsors assume no responsibility or liability whatsoever for damages, loss or injury resulting from participating in any contest or acceptance or use of any prize. In consideration of participation in a contest, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the Entrant, on Entrant's behalf, and on behalf of Entrant's heirs, successors or assigns, administrators and personal representatives, does hereby COVENANT NOT TO SUE, FULLY RELEASE AND FOREVER DISCHARGE the Contest Entities from and against any and all actions, charges, claims, losses, costs, damages, expenses (including attorneys' fees and expenses) and liabilities of any kind or character, whether known or unknown, in connection with, arising out of or in any way related to Entrant's participation in any contest. Entrants must accurately complete all required fields or entry will be deemed invalid. BMR and its sponsors shall have no liability for any malfunction of the Internet, BMR website, local station websites or any other computer-related processor system. BMR is not responsible for any prize offered or any aspect of any contest appearing on an advertiser's web banner or hyperlink located on BMR website. WINNER SELECTION/ NOTIFICATION: ONE (1) Grand Prize Winner will be selected via a drawing at random by BMR on or around April 1, 2015. BMR will make one (1) attempt over the 24-hour period following Winner’s selection to contact the potential Winner. If a potential Winner cannot be reached during the 24-hour period in which he/she is called (no messages will be left on answering machines or voicemail systems) or emailed, such potential Winner will be disqualified and an alternative Winner will be selected from among the remaining Eligible Entries received, if time permits. In addition, BMR reserves the right to select an alternative Winner in the event that a Winner fails to comply with these Official Rules. WINNER VERIFICATION: The potential Winner and his/her guest must prove eligibility, including, without limitation, proof of age (age of majority in state of residence) and residence (contiguous 48 United States) and willingness to travel to determined destination within one (1) day of being notified as a potential Winner. In the event of non-compliance by any potential Winner, such potential Winner shall be disqualified and all privileges otherwise due as a Winner shall be terminated and an alternative potential Winner may be chosen from among all of the remaining Eligible Entries received in BMR sole discretion. Winner must sign within one (1) day of receipt of such documents from BMR: (a) an affidavit of eligibility and release of Contest Entities and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, members, independent contractors, affiliated companies and subsidiaries, from any and all liability, loss, claims, demands, and causes of action for personal injury and/or damage, theft, losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind, or any other harm suffered in connection with this Contest or any Contest-related activity (including travel) or the use/misuse or acceptance of any prize or any portion thereof to be eligible for the Grand Prize; (b) except where prohibited by law, a promotional release granting Contest Entities the right to use their name and likeness for advertising and publicity purpose without additional compensation; and (c) a BMR appearance release. Failure of Winner to complete, sign and return to BMR such affidavit, release and legal documentation within such one (1) day period shall result in his/her disqualification from the Contest, in which even an alternate potential Winner may be selected in BMR sole discretion. Entry into this Contest constitutes agreement to sign such releases. Winner also must acknowledge that BMR has not and will not obtain or provide insurance of any kind relating to the National Grand Prize and that Winner will be responsible for obtaining and paying for any form of insurance relating to the Grand Prize. Winner must also complete any additional legal documents provided by BMR (or third party on its behalf, if applicable) with respect to the Grand Prize and return them as instructed within the time frame specified by BMR or Winner may forfeit Grand Prize at BMR sole discretion. All decisions of BMR relating to the Contest are final. BMR expressly reserves the right to delay the announcement of the Winner for creative or technical reasons or for any other reason BMR deems necessary. GRAND PRIZE: One (1) Grand Prize will be awarded to one (1) entrant selected as the Grand Prize Winner. Winner will receive: a six (6) day / five (5) night trip for two (2) to Nashville, Tennessee to attend the 2014 CMA Music Festival (to be held June 11 through June 14, 2015). The trip will include: • a. Roundtrip coach class air transportation for two (2) (to be taken together) each which shall originate from an airport of BMR’s choice nearest Grand Prize Winner’s residence (as determined by BMR) to Nashville, Tennessee (BMR reserves the right to substitute ground transportation if the Grand Prize Winner resides within 150 miles of Nashville, Tennessee); • b. Two-night double-occupancy accommodations in Nashville, Tennessee at a hotel of BMR’s choosing; • c. Round trip ground transportation to/from hotel/airport; and • d. Two (2) tickets to attend the 2014 CMA Music Festival.

    The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the Grand Prize is $3,000.00 and is subject to change based on current market conditions at the time of the related Prize fulfillment and the time of travel and the distance between departure and destination. Any difference between the ARV and the actual value, if any, will not be awarded. No substitution, transfer or cash equivalent permitted. The value of the Grand Prize will be taxable to the Grand Prize Winner as income. The Grand Prize Winner must provide BMR with a valid Social Security number before the Grand Prize will be awarded for tax reporting purposes. An IRS Form 1099 may be issued in the name of the Grand Prize Winner for the actual value of the Grand Prize received. The Grand Prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by the Contest Entities. All Grand Prize details are at the sole discretion of the Contest Entities. Grand Prize Winner cannot assign or transfer the Grand Prize to another person. Grand Prize package does not include taxes, insurance, room service mini-bar and laundry services, personal expenses, gratuities, incidental charges, or any other items not specifically described in these Official Rules, and all expenses for any of the foregoing are the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner. If the Winner is not available to travel on the dates specified by BMR in its sole discretion, Winner privileges and Prize will be terminated and an alternative Winner will be selected from the remaining Eligible Entries if time permits. The Winner and his/her Guest must travel on the same itinerary. Guest traveling with Winner must be at the time of Prize fulfillment the age of majority in the jurisdiction in which he/she resides. BMR will determine the airline and hotel in its sole discretion. Travel restrictions, conditions and limitations may apply. The Winner and Guest must possess valid travel documents in order to travel. Travel arrangements are subject to availability and must be roundtrip. Winner and his/her Guest are solely responsible for obtaining travel insurance (and all other forms of insurance) at their option and hereby acknowledge that Contest Entities have not and will not obtain or provide travel insurance or any other form of insurance. Contest Entities shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitution or any act or omissions whatsoever by the air carriers, hotels or other transportation companies or any other persons providing any of these services and accommodations necessitated by same. Contest Entities shall not be liable for any loss or damage to baggage. All travel dates are subject to change in Contest Entities’ sole discretion. If for any reason any Prize related event is delayed, cancelled or postponed, Contest Entities reserve the right, but is not obligated, to cancel or modify the Contest in its discretion and shall award a substitute prize of equal or greater value, which may include, but is not limited to, a cash prize equivalent to the ARV of the trip portion of the Prize as set forth in these Official Rules. DISQUALIFICATION AND PENALTIES: All participants agree to be bound by these rules. BMR, in its sole discretion, further reserves the right to disqualify any person for (i) violating any of these rules, (ii) tampering with the entry process or the operation of the BMR website, (iii) gaining an unfair advantage in participating in the contest, (iv) obtaining winner status using fraudulent means, or (v) engaging in otherwise unsportsmanlike, disruptive, annoying, harassing, or threatening behavior. Furthermore, any resale or auction or attempt to resell or auction of BMR complimentary prizes, if any, will result in disqualification for all future BMR contests. ANY ATTEMPT BY A CONTESTANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY CIRCUMVENT, DISRUPT OR DAMAGE ORDINARY AND NORMAL OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST WEBSITE, OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, BMR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PARTICIPANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. PUBLICITY RELEASE: Unless prohibited by law, participation constitutes permission for BMR and contest sponsors, without any further obligation to the contest participant, to use participant's name, voice, video footage, biographical data and likeness for promotional purposes. ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS: These rules apply to all BMR sponsored contests unless modified or superceded by rules written for a specific contest, or if inapplicable for such a promotion or contest. In the event any specific contest rule conflicts with any of the general rules provided above, the specific contest rules prevail. BMR reserves the right in its sole discretion to supplement or make changes to the rules of any contest at any time without notice. BMR reserves the right in its sole discretion to interpret the rules of any contest, and such interpretation shall be binding upon all participants. BMR shall not be responsible for any administrative errors involved in the execution of any contest. THE STATE AND FEDERAL COURTS LOCATED IN NASHVILLE, DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE SHALL HAVE SOLE JURISDICTION OF ANY CONTROVERSIES REGARDING THIS CONTEST AND THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW TENNESSEE SHALL GOVERN THIS CONTEST. EACH ENTRANT WAIVES ANY AND ALL OBJECTIONS TO JURISDICTION AND VENUE IN THESE COURTS AND HEREBY SUBMITS TO THE JURISDICTION OF THOSE COURTS. SPONSORS: Big Machine Records, 1219 16th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212 and Country Music Association, 1 Music Circle South, Nashville, Tennessee 37203. PRIZE PROVIDER: Big Machine Records, 1219 16th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212 and Country Music Association, 1 Music Circle South, Nashville, Tennessee 37203. REQUESTS FOR NAME OF GRAND PRIZE WINNER AND OFFICIAL RULES: For a copy of the Official Rules or for the name of the Grand Prize Winner, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Big Machine Records, LLC, Attn: “2015 CMA Fest Flyaway Sweepstakes,” 1219 16th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212.

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    BRANTLEY GILBERT, JUSTIN MOORE AND THOMAS RHETT “THROWDOWN”

    August 4, 2014 0 Comments

    Watch The Raucous New Music Video

    Labelmates on The Valory Music Co., Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett brought out the big guns, some ATVs and pretty ladies for their latest Top 15-and-rising collaboration. The rowdy “Small Town Throwdown” music video premiered Friday and you can watch it here. Award-winning director Shane Drake shot the dirt road party just outside of Nashville with the talented Country stars and a few hundred guests. Former UFC Champion Chuck Liddell, who may or may not get in a fight with one of the guys, swung by for an unexpected visit.

    The talented trio will perform "Small Town Throwdown” tomorrow, August 5, on CMA Music Festival's Country's Night to Rock on ABC beginning at 8:00 PM ET. Later this month, Brantley will take the excitement to small towns across the country on the second leg of his LET IT RIDE TOUR, which begins August 19 in Austin, TX, with special guest Aaron Lewis and Chase Bryant.

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    "GIRL IN A COUNTRY SONG" TALLIES OVER 3 MILLION VIEWS IN UNDER A WEEK

    August 1, 2014 0 Comments

    “Girl In A Country Song” has amassed over 3 million views on Vevo in a mere four days, eliciting more momentum around hot newcomers MADDIE & TAE. In the music video for their debut single, the teenage duo deliver a hilarious role reversal that features guys strutting around in “painted on cut-off jeans.” Watch via VEVO.

    Maddie & Tae have seen an explosion of media attention surrounding the cheeky tune, which they co-wrote with Aaron Scherz, commending their perspective as a breath of fresh air. The New Yorker touts the song as “brave” while Rolling Stone calls it a “wickedly clever retort” and The Washington Post points out how “the lyrics are already spreading like wildfire.”

    Maddie & Tae are poisted to make their national television debut on NBC’s TODAY August 11, while host Hoda Kotb has already expressed her excitement for “Girl IN A Country Song.”

  • BG Hell On Wheels Contest Rules

    August 1, 2014 0 Comments

    Big Machine Label Group’s “Hell on Wheels” Sweepstakes
Official Rules A complete copy of these rules can be obtained at the office of Big Machine Label Group (“Sponsor”) during normal business hours Monday through Friday or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Sponsor at address below. Sponsor will conduct the Big Machine Label Group’s “Hell on Wheels” Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) substantially as described in these rules, and by participating, each participant agrees as follows: No purchase is necessary. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Void where prohibited. All federal, state, and local regulations apply. 1. Eligibility. This Sweepstakes is open only to legal U.S. residents who are age 21 or older at the time of entry and who reside in the United States. Void where prohibited by law. Employees of the Sponsor, its parent company, affiliates, subsidiaries, promotional sponsors, prize providers, and partnering advertising agencies are not eligible to participate. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. 2. Sweepstakes Period. The Sweepstakes will begin at 6:00am CST on Monday July 28th, 2014 and will run through 11:59pm CST on Monday August 4th, 2014 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). Sponsor’s computer is the official time keeping device for this Sweepstakes. 3. How to Enter. . You may enter by visiting smarturl.it/BGamc and follow the online instructions to complete the required fields of the entry form. After doing so, you are officially entered into the pool of eligible entrants. 4. Limitations. All entries must be received by 11:59pm ET on Saturday August 2nd, 2014. Limit one (1) Entry Form per person per day per email address during the Sweepstakes Period. Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same email address. Any attempt by any participant to submit more than one (1) Entry Form by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that participant may be disqualified. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, inappropriate or misdirected the registrations, all of which will be disqualified. In the event of a dispute as to any registration, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the participant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder. All entries become the sole and exclusive property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Sponsor reserves the right to contact entrants and all other individuals whose email address is submitted as part of this promotion. No mail-in entries will be accepted. 5. Winner Selections. On Monday August 4th, 2014, Sponsor will select one (1) Entry Form for the Grand Prize described below in a random drawing of all valid Entry Forms received during the Sweepstakes Period. All winning entrants will be contacted using the email address and/or telephone number provided with the Entry Form and may be awarded the prize (subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms of these rules). Sponsor’s decisions as to the administration and operation of the Sweepstakes and the selection of the potential winners is final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Failure to respond to the initial verification contact within three (3) days of notification will result in disqualification. 6. Verification of Potential Winner. POTENTIAL SWEEPSTAKES WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE SWEEPSTAKES. Potential winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. Potential winners will be notified by email and/or telephone call after the date of random drawing. Potential winners will be required to sign and return to Sponsor, within ten (10) days of the date notice is sent, an affidavit of eligibility and a liability/publicity release (except where prohibited) in order to claim his/her prize, if applicable. If a potential winner of any prize cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the affidavit of eligibility and/or the liability/publicity release within the required time period (if applicable), or if the prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits prize. In the event that a potential winner of a sweepstakes prize is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor may award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. 7. Grand Prize. One (1) winner will receive the Grand Prize, which consists of [round-trip coach airfare for two (2) to Nashville, TN; two (2) nights single-room, double-occupancy hotel accommodations at Union Station Hotel in Nashville; local ground transportation in Nashville and access for two (2) to attend a special Hell on Wheels Brantley Gilbert and friends acoustic event in Nashville on November 2nd, 2014 and meet and greet photo with artist. The grand prize trip must be taken Saturday November 1 through Monday November 3,2014. Ground transportation and other expenses not specifically included in the Grand Prize description are the sole responsibility of the winner.] ARV of the Grand Prize $2,500. Grand Prize is non-transferable. Winner is responsible for all taxes associated with prize receipt and/or use. Odds of winning Grand Prize depend on a number of factors including the number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period and listeners participating at any given time. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any listed prize for one of equal or greater value for any reason. Grand Prize Trip must be taken November 1st though November 3rd, 2014. Winner and guests must travel on the same itinerary. Winner’s guest must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older. Grand Prize Trip is non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. 8. Entry Conditions and Release. By entering, each participant agrees to: (a) comply with and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are binding and final in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes; (b) release and hold harmless the Sponsor, its parent company, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies, participating sponsors, the prize suppliers and any other organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Sweepstakes, and all of their respective past and present officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to negligence and damages of any kind to persons and property, including but not limited to invasion of privacy (under appropriation, intrusion, public disclosure of private facts, false light in the public eye or other legal theory), defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, infringement of trademark, copyright or other intellectual property rights, property damage, or death or personal injury arising out of or relating to a participant’s entry, creation of an entry or submission of an entry, participation in the Sweepstakes, acceptance or use or misuse of prize (including any travel or activity related thereto) and/or the broadcast, exploitation or use of entry; and (c) indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Sponsor from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liabilities (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to an entrant's participation in the Sweepstakes and/or entrant’s acceptance, use, non-use or misuse of the prize. 9. Publicity. Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes winner’s consent to Sponsor’s and its agents’ use of winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration. 10. Taxes. All State, Local, Federal and or other taxes, duties, tariffs, title fees, licensing fees, or other fees for prizes awarded become the sole responsibility of the winner. All those who win a prize or prizes valued $600 or more in any given year will be issued an IRS Form 1099 to report their winnings. 11. General Conditions. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Sweepstakes, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Sweepstakes, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. 12. Limitations of Liability. The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use, non-use or misuse of any prize. If for any reason an entrant’s entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in the Sweepstakes, provided that if it is not possible to award another entry due to discontinuance or completion of the Sweepstakes, or any part of it, for any reason, Sponsor, at its discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. In event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate, unawarded, eligible prize claims. 13. Disputes. Entrant agrees that: (i) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, other than those concerning the administration of the Sweepstakes or the determination of the winner, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (ii) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved exclusively by the United States District Court or the appropriate Georgia State Court located in the City of Atlanta, Georgia; (iii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (iv) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Georgia, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Georgia or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Georgia. 14. PRIVACY POLICY/DATA COLLECTION: Information provided by you for this Sweepstakes is subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy located at: 1219 16th Ave S Nashville, TN 37212 15. Sweepstakes Results. A winners list may be obtained after Monday August 4th, 2014 by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to Big Machine Label Group’s “Hell on Wheels” Sweepstakes
Official Rules C/O Big Machine Label Group , 1219 16th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212.

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