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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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    BIG MACHINE RALLIES SUPERSTAR TALENT FOR NASCAR’S BRICKYARD 400 WEEKEND

    July 28, 2014 0 Comments

    Scott Borchetta presents 2014 Brickyard 400 winner Jeff Gordon with a Big Machine Records custom branded guitar trophy in Victory Lane.

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    TIM MCGRAW BEGINS TO SHED LIGHT ON SUNDOWN HEAVEN TOWN – SET FOR RELEASE SEPT. 16

    July 28, 2014 0 Comments

    Country music icon Tim McGraw revealed more details today about his upcoming Big Machine Record's album, SUNDOWN HEAVEN TOWN, available everywhere on September 16. With a staggering 35 No. one hits and 54 Top 10 singles to his credit, McGraw presents a new collection of songs that capture a distinctly country and a distinctly McGraw sound.The album was co-produced by McGraw and his longtime collaborator Byron Gallimore and features both a 13 track standard and 18 track deluxe version. The album cover was revealed to fans on Facebook this morning, and is available for pre-order on both iTunes and Amazon MP3 starting tomorrow, July 29.

    "This album is very encompassing of everything that I’ve done in my career," said McGraw. "I think it’s a good microcosm of what my 20 or so years in music have been, in a lot of ways. You can certainly hear parts of my career throughout all of these songs, as well as the future and where my music is headed. To me, the title of the album is all about that time where you stop doing what you have to do, and start doing what you want to do. "

    "I feel like I’ve got a lot of music in me and that's part of the reason why this album is so soon after the last one and why I wanted to start sharing it with everyone as soon as I could," continues McGraw. "I’m excited about where music is gonna take me and where I’m gonna take my music."

    To build anticipation of the new album, McGraw launched his sold-out summer tour ahead of the album's release and began revealing tracks through his "Countdown to Sundown" program. Over the past few months, he has made high profile performances where he introduced new songs to fans for the first time. He has appeared on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon to perform "Shotgun Rider," on The Voice where he debuted "City Lights," at NBC's TODAY where he revealed "Overrated" and on the Academy of Country Music Awards, where the performance of "Meanwhile Back At Mama's (featuring Faith Hill) spawned so much fan demand that it was immediately released as the next single. The song is currently driving up the Top 10 at country radio.

    SUNDOWN HEAVEN TOWN TRACK LIST: 1. Overrated 2. City Lights 3. Shotgun Rider 4. Dust 5. Diamond Rings and Old Barstools (with Catherine Dunn) 6. Words Are Medicine 7. Sick Of Me 8. Meanwhile Back At Mama’s (featuring Faith Hill) 9. Keep On Truckin’ 10. Last Turn Home 11. Portland, Maine 12. Lookin’ For That Girl
    13. Still On The Line

    DELUXE TRACKS 14. Kids Today 15. Lincoln Continentals and Cadillacs (duet with Kid Rock) 16. The View 17. I'm Feelin' You 18. Black Jacket

    For more information and behind the scenes exclusives, visit countdowntosundown.com

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    MADDIE & TAE GIVE A VOICE TO EVERY “GIRL IN A COUNTRY SONG” IN NEW MUSIC VIDEO

    July 24, 2014 0 Comments

    MADDIE & TAE boldly bring a fresh perspective to the radio waves, giving a voice to the often trivialized, “Girl In A Country Song.” NPR exclusively shared the vision earlier today, premiering the official music video for the female duo’s cheeky debut single on Dot Records. While gaining a lot of recent attention, the esteemed outlet notes, “Maddie Marlow, who is 19 years old, and Tae Dye, who is 18, made it abundantly clear that they're aiming to tweak country's conventions, not tear them down.” Watch the unique video here, shot outside of Nashville with director TK McKamy. 
     
    Additionally, “Girl In A Country” song was the most-added song at Country radio this week.  
     
    Maddie & Tae will make their national television debut  August 11 on NBC’s TODAY . 
     
    MusicRow calls the unabashed introduction, "fabulous. They have the guts to sass every ‘bro-country’ cliche out there. She hates her tight cut-offs, her bikini top and being called pretty little thing, hottie or baby. Not to mention being whistled at, shaking her money maker and being invited to ride along in the pickup truck. Bonus points for the lively tune, the catchy track, the saucy harmonies and the overall wit. I guarantee you will smile.”
     
    Maddie & Tae, who penned the tune with Big Machine Music staff writer Aaron Scherz, merged their love of mainstream Country and traditional upbringing into the confident yet carefree track. "…it’s no mystery why this singing and songwriting pair from the neighboring states of Texas (Marlow) and Oklahoma (Dye) has built such buzz. Excellent timing, for one thing. They've arrived on the heels of listener fatigue, offering a different vantage point. And it certainly doesn’t hurt that they have a feel for intertwining their voices, executing their phrasing and crafting their hooks for maximum smartly sweet impact,” surmises Rolling Stone Country.
     
    Their creative insight initially dominated headlines across The AtlanticThe Washington PostCMTYahoo! Music and more, touting the song as “undeniably catchy” and “a deliciously snarky tune.”
     
    Maddie & Tae are currently on the road for their first Country radio tour. Follow their journey on Twitter

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    FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE GOT THEIR SLIME ON FOR NICKELODEON'S KIDS' CHOICE SPORTS AWARDS 2014

    July 21, 2014 0 Comments

    Superstar duo Florida Georgia Line performed a mashup of their fifth consecutive Platinum-certified hit “This Is How We Roll” (featuring Luke Bryan) and 7X Platinum smash “Cruise” on Nickelodeon's first-ever Kids' Choice Sports Awards last Thursday (7/17) at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA. Adding to the fun, FGL got their slime on as they launched the signature green goo into the crowd while closing out their appearance. Earlier in the week, FGL's brand new single "Dirt" piled high, landing at #1 on the Country Digital Singles chart and #2 on Top Digital Songs for sales of 182,929 tracks in the first week. The record-breaking track is from their forthcoming sophomore album on Republic Nashville slated for release this fall.

    Watch FGL's performance here

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    FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE PLOWS TO THE TOP WITH “DIRT”

    July 16, 2014 0 Comments

    New Single Debuts at #1 Country Digital Singles Chart & #2 Top Digital Songs Selling 182,929 Tracks in First Week

    Breaks Record for Highest One-Week Add Total

    It’s full-steam ahead for superstar duo Florida Georgia Line whose momentum continues with a top spot debut of “Dirt” at #1 on the Country Digital Singles chart and #2 on Top Digital Songs for sales of 182,929 tracks in the first week. Additionally, “Dirt” scored the #1 spot on both the all genre Digital Songs and Country charts in Canada. The lead track from their forthcoming sophomore album on Republic Nashville 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.

    Making a record-breaking splash at Country radio, “Dirt” earned the highest one-week add total in Country Aircheck history with 130 stations on in the US. In Canada, "Dirt" was the #1 Most Added song at Country on Mediabase and tied for #1 Most Added for all genres.

    Inspired by the emotionally-fueled song, FGL recently launched the Dirt Campaign, partnering with the fundraising platform Omaze to benefit Habitat for Humanity, a global nonprofit which creates affordable housing in partnership with low-income families. The official “Dirt” music video and Entertainment Tonight’s exclusive behind-the-scenes footage bring even more life with tender lyrics like “you know you came from it and some day you’ll return to it.”

    Music critics across the country have embraced FGL’s fresh sound with rave reviews:

    "’Dirt’ is arguably the country duo's most sentimental — and definitely the most traditional — song to date. It connects dirt with everything from birth to death to falling in love...” ROLLING STONE

    “Country music's party boys start thinking about settling down […] a plot of land tugs hard on Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley’s souls in this pensive ballad…” USA TODAY (“Song of the Week”)

    “The heartfelt song is a sound unlike anything we’ve heard from the duo before, and the clip it has quite the cameo [JD Souther].” TASTE OF COUNTRY

    "Florida Georgia Line sets a career-high bow on Country Airplay, as "Dirt" debuts with Hot Shot Debut stripes at No. 16 – the chart's highest launch this year." BILLBOARD

    The nostalgic yet inspiring material covers new ground for FGL, who skyrocketed across genres with four consecutive, multi-week #1 smashes – the PLATINUM-certified hits “Stay,” “Get Your Shine On,” "Round Here" and 7X PLATINUM “Cruise,” which broke the record for longest #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart and is the best-selling digital Country single of all time (SoundScan). Producer Joey Moi is once again at the helm of the new music, following up FGL’s 2X PLATINUM debut HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES, which has tallied over 15 million tracks sold worldwide.

    The ACM Vocal Duo of the Year is slated to perform a mashup of hits at Nickelodeon’s inaugural Kids’ Choice Sports Awards this Thursday, July 17. A continual favorite among the younger crowds, FGL is nominated for Choice Country Group at the August 10 TEEN CHOICE Awards on FOX and fans ages 13-19 can vote once a day via teenchoiceawards.com. The plethora of previous industry honors includes ACA, AMA, ACM, Billboard, CMA and CMT Music Awards.

    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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    MADDIE & TAE REVEAL WHAT IT'S LIKE TO REALLY BE THE "GIRL IN A COUNTRY SONG"

    July 14, 2014 0 Comments

    Armed with two guitars and sass rarely heard from newcomers, MADDIE & TAE are shaking things up with their debut single, “Girl In A Country Song.” The first release from Dot Records will be available on iTunes tomorrow (7/15) and is already making headlines with the bold introduction that has been touted as “fantastically unapologetic” and “gutsy.”

    The female duo’s gumption has garnered praise from multiple outlets with high-profile magazine The Atlantic surmising, "'Girl In A Country Song' skewers the last few years of Nashville machismo—which is a refreshing change, and smart business." With lyrics like, “we used to get a little respect, now we’re lucky if we even get to climb up in your truck keep our mouth shut and ride along. And be the girl in a country song,” it's no wonder that the track was listed as a Taste of Country Critic's Pick, which also commended the pair saying, “not since Gretchen Wilson has a female artist come out throwing punches like these.”

    While fans of many of the recent songs in mainstream Country, the two began to ponder why "the girl" hasn't had a voice. Maddie & Tae, who penned "Girl In A Country Song" with Big Machine Music staff writer and producer Aaron Scherz, admit their cheeky yet insightful tune is “all in good fun" and a viewpoint that hasn’t really been heard before. "We don't want to bring the guys down, we just want to lift the ladies up as well," says Tae. Backing Maddie & Tae up for their light-hearted approach, CMT.com noted, "I really hope the guys whose songs are mentioned aren't offended. But if they are, let's just remember this: They started it."

    The female duo is currently on their first Country radio tour to introduce "Girl In A Country Song" in advance of the July 21 impact date. The single is generating substantial buzz, even among male tastemakers like VP Programming for Clear Channel Minneapolis/Program Director of KEEY GREGG SWEDBERG, who calls the song, "a potential game-changer for the format…the future is almost limitless.”

    "Meet" Maddie & Tae and follow their journey on Twitter: @MaddieandTae

  • BY400 Rules

    July 11, 2014 0 Comments

    OFFICIAL RULES

    “Big Machine Records 2014 #KissTheBricks With BigMachineRecords.com Sweepstakes”

    By participating in the “Big Machine Records 2014 #KissTheBricks With BigMachineRecords.com 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 Indianapolis Motor Speedway, LLC (“IMS”), 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 http://smarturl.it/kissthebricks.Follow the instructions on the website (the “Instructions”) to complete the required fields and click “Enter Now!” 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 July 11, 2014 12:01 a.m. EST and Friday, July 25, 2014 at 12:00 PM EST.. 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 July 21, 2014. BMR will make one (1) attempt over the 2-hour period following Winner’s selection to contact the potential Winner. If a potential Winner cannot be reached during the 2-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) within one (1) hour 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) hour 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) hour 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 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. Winner and Guest must execute all required IMS consent and liability releases in order to participate in the kissing of the bricks at the Yard of Bricks at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway®. 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: two (2) post-race passes and the opportunity to be photographed kissing the bricks at the Yard of Bricks at Indianapolis Motor Speedway® immediately following the 2014 Crown Royal presents the John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard powered by BigMachineRecords.com (“Brickyard 400®”) (to be held July 27, 2014). The prize will include:

    a. Two (2) post-race passes to access the Yard of Bricks immediately following the 2014 Brickyard 400®. b. Photograph opportunity of Grand Prize Winner and Guest kissing the bricks at the Yard of Bricks.

    The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the Grand Prize is $500.00 and is subject to change based on current market conditions at the time of the related Prize fulfillment. 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. If the Winner is not available to claim prize on the date and time 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. 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 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 Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 4790 West 16th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46222.

    PRIZE PROVIDER: Big Machine Records, 1219 16th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212 and Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 4790 West 16th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46222. 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: “2014 #KissTheBricks With BigMachineRecords.com Sweepstakes,” 1219 16th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212. Indianapolis Motor Speedway® and Brickyard 400® are registered trademarks of Brickyard Trademarks, Inc., used with permission. Indianapolis Motor Speedway, LLC and Brickyard Trademarks, Inc. have no responsibility for this Sweepstakes.

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