Tuesday, December 6, 2016

WILLIAM MICHAEL MORGAN TO PERFORM ON NBC’s TODAY SHOW IN JANUARY

Critically Acclaimed Debut Album VINYL Releases on Vinyl on December 16
Named 2017 CRS New Face of Country Music and Music Row’s Next Big Thing


William Michael Morgan is set to kick off the new year with Kathie Lee and Hoda on NBC’s TODAY, making his national TV debut on January 4 to perform his No. 1 hit “I Met A Girl”. The poignant song, along with his newest single, “Missing,” are featured on his recently released critically acclaimed debut album VINYL.

The project, hailed by Roughstock as “one of 2016’s absolute best…” will be released on vinyl on December 16 and may be purchased at WilliamMichaelMorgan.com. To celebrate the release, Morgan will be performing on the Grand Ole Opry presented at the Ryman Auditorium that night. Following his performance on the historic stage, he will join fans to sign copies of his CD and LP. For tickets and information, please visit opry.com.

To add to the New Year excitement, Morgan has been selected to join an elite class as a member of the 2017 New Faces of Country Music and will be performing at CRS on February 24th at Nashville’s Omni hotel. For more information visit countryradioseminar.com. He’s also been named a 2017 Next Big Thing artist by Music Row.

The 23-year-old Vicksburg, MS native will be far from “Missing” as he continues on the road throughout the fall before joining country music stars Lee Brice and Justin Moore on the “American Made” Tour in 2017. His breakout mega-hit “I Met A Girl,” which topped Country Radio charts and SiriusXM’s “The Highway” Top 45 Countdown chart, has garnered over half a billion audience impressions, including over 20 million on-demand streams. His critically acclaimed album VINYL debuted in the Top 5 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart.

For more information and tour dates, please visit www.williammichaelmorgan.com.

SHANE OWENS TO RELEASE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW AMERIMONTE RECORDS ALBUM, WHERE I'M COMING' FROM, FRIDAY, DEC. 9


Critics and fans alike have been raving about Shane Owens' highly anticipated debut album, Where I’m Comin’ From, citing the traditional-based artist as one – who like George Jones sang about in his classic song – just might be able to fill the shoes of legends such as “The Possum” and Merle Haggard. The Amerimonte Records recording artist received a ringing endorsement along those lines from Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Randy Travis – who lent his production talents to the album.

James Stroud, who produced the album, has blazed trails for country superstars such as Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Clint Black, Aaron Lewis, Chris Young and many more during his career. Among Stroud’s credits include having produced over 130 No. 1 singles.

The new album, Where I’m Comin From, is currently available for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon and will be available for purchase on December 9 in select retailers nationwide through Memphis, Tenn. based distributor, Select-O-Hits.

“Country music fans have been yearning for an artist like Shane Owens,” said Steve Popovich Jr., President Amerimonte Records. “There's a perception out there that traditional Country music is dead and I can assure you that's not the case. This album is going to surprise a lot of people, and I mean that in a good way. Shane Owens is delivering a style of traditional Country music that Country music enthusiasts both here and abroad have been craving for a long time. I think fans of the genre will be pleased to know that style of Country music is alive and well.”

In the past year, Shane Owens has released two nationally promoted music videos which impacted almost every major DMA in the US and also included significant airplay in the UK, Ireland and Europe. Videos are currently available on CMT.com and are currently being aired on The Country Network (33 million households), AXS-TV (45 million households), Great American Country (63 million households) and The Heartland Network (18 million households).

RUNAWAY JUNE SOARS INTO TOP 30 AT COUNTRY RADIO WITH DEBUT SINGLE “LIPSTICK”

Fast-Rising Act Named  MusicRow’s “2017 Next Big Thing” and 
AXS.com’s “10 Artists To Watch in 2017”


Photo Credit: Jason Myers

Trailblazing trio Runaway June is rounding out a banner year as its swaggering debut single “Lipstick” catapults into the Top 30 at Country radio this week (#29/Mediabase Country chart). With “Lipstick,” Runaway June continues to make history as the first all-female trio in a DECADE to earn a Top 30 hit on the Mediabase Country chart.

Purchase “Lipstick” here: http://geni.us/rjlipstick 
Stream “Lipstick” here: http://smarturl.it/streamlipstick

In addition to celebrating landmark chart success, accolades continue to pour in for “Country music’s hottest new trio” (People.com). Just this week, Runaway June was named MusicRow’s “2017 Next Big Thing” and AXS.com’s “10 Artists To Watch in 2017,” which highlights artists spanning across multiple genres. These honors come on the heels of being recognized as a 2017 CMT Next Women of Country act, one of Pandora’s “Country Artists to Watch in 2017” and one of Rolling Stone’s “10 Country Artists You Need to Know.”

Runaway June’s ascent into Top 30 territory bookends an exciting few weeks for the hit-making trio. In a series of firsts, Runaway June performed as part of superstar Carrie Underwood’s all-female band at the 50th Annual CMA Awards for a sizzling performance of “Dirty Laundry.” Additionally, the Wheelhouse Records act debuted the music video for “Lipstick,” featuring Luke Pell of ABC’s The Bachelorette as leading man. Watch the infectious video HERE.

For tour dates and more information on Runaway June, please visit: www.runawayjune.com