Wednesday, July 17, 2019

PARK CITY SONGWRITER FESTIVAL BRINGS INTIMATE MUSIC EXPERIENCE TO UTAH SEPTEMBER 13-14

Performers include Anders Osborne, Marc Broussard, North Mississippi Allstars, and more


Taking place across five venues in the “best small city in America” on September 13th and 14th, Park City Songwriter Festival promises to be an experience to captivate even the most avid of live music fans. In addition to the headliner’s concerts each night, songwriters in the round, panels, and workshops will all be part of the PCSF experience, which was dreamed up by Park City residents and festival co-founders, Ben Anderson, Scott Thomson, and Aaron Benward. “Park City Songwriter Festival brings to life our vision for an intimate musical experience where attendees feel like they’re in the green room, listening to their favorite artists swap stories,” says Anderson. “We’ve got Grammy award-winning artists with chart-topping songs and the Festival lineup brings a great mix of acoustic shows, electric musical performances, and industry-leading speakers.” Speaking of Grammys, Park City Songwriter Festival’s inaugural lineup has collectively won 17 of them. In addition to those awards and 12 more Grammy nominations, they’ve also won 3 ACM Awards, 3 CMA Awards, and have had 59 number one songs. Three tiers of tickets for Park City Songwriter Festival are on sale now. A very limited number of “Platinum” and VIP tickets are available as well as general admission. A detailed list of what is included with each ticket can be found below.

Diving deeper than just the songs, Park City Songwriter Festival was also founded to focus on mental health and addiction recovery challenges that persist in the music industry today. Partnering with the Grammy’s MusiCares organization and headlining artist Anders Osborne’s Send Me A Friend Foundation, Park City Songwriter Festival cares as much about the health of the songwriters as they do the songs themselves.

Park City Songwriter Festival’s initial lineup includes (in alphabetical order) Aaron Barker, Aaron Benward, Alicia Stockman, Anders Osborne, Anna Wilson, Bill Luther, Billy Dean, Bryon Friedman, Chad Cromwell, Chris Wallin, D Vincent Williams, Danny Myrick, Dave Pahanish, DJ Logic, Earl Bud Lee, Eric Van Houten, Even Stevens, Hailey Steele, Ira Dean, Keith Stegall, Kent Blazy, Kyle Jacobs, Kylie Sackley, Luther Dickinson, Marc Broussard, Matt Warren, Megan Linville, Monty Powell, North Mississippi Allstars, Paul Jenkins, Phillip White, Rick Brantley, Rick Gerber, Shannon Runyon, Sinclair, Sophia Dion, Steve Seskin, The Side Deal, Tim James, Travis Howard, Tyler Hilton, and Windy Wagner. In addition to national talent, ten local songwriters were selected through Park City Songwriter Festival’s relationship with Mountain Town Music.

Keep an eye out for further lineup announcements and updates from Park City Songwriter Festival at https://www.parkcitysongwriterfestival.com/.

Ticket breakdown:

Platinum: 

-2 Day Festival ticket with 32 shows to choose from 
-Guaranteed access and first entry option to all shows
-Reserved ticket to Headline Songwriter Rounds (Anders Osborne, Luther Dickinson, and Marc Broussard acoustic set on Friday and Hall of Fame Round on Saturday)
-Main Stage shows on both nights
-High West Nelson Cottage Dinner on Friday or Saturday night with the artists
-Access to Saturday’s workshops 
-Access to Grammy’s MusiCares Discussion with Harold Owens & Paul Williams 
-Goodie Bag
-Dedicated platinum service concierge to help make the most of your festival experience

VIP: 

-2 Day Festival ticket with 32 shows to choose from 
-Access to Main Stage shows on Friday and Saturday night (NMA, Anders Osborne, & Marc Broussard on Friday; Saturday to be announced)
-VIP Only Artist Mixer on Saturday 
-Early Access to rounds (behind Platinum ticket holders)
-Limited Standby access to Listening Room Headliner Round
-Access to Saturday’s workshops with standby access to MusiCares Discussion on Friday

General Festival: 

-2 Day Festival ticket
-Choose from 28 shows on a first come, first in basis
-Access to workshops
-Limited Standby access to Main Stage at O.P. Rockwell

SECOND ANNUAL ANDREW MARSHALL DORFF MEMORIAL BENEFIT CONCERT TICKETS AVAILABLE TODAY

October 1 Benefit Show at City Winery will feature Hunter Hayes, Lori McKenna, Devin Dawson, Rachel Wammack, Jeffrey Steele, & Josh Osborne with Additional Artists to be Announced


The second annual Andrew Marshall Dorff Memorial Benefit Concert will celebrate the amazing songs of Andrew Dorff, an acclaimed songwriter who had over 70 songs cut with 5 No. 1 hits, on October 1 at City Winery Nashville. Confirmed to perform are Hunter Hayes, Lori McKenna, Devin Dawson, Rachel Wammack, Jeffrey Steele, and Josh Osborne with additional performers to be announced. Tickets will be available today at 4 pm CST via www.citywinery.com.

"The evening will feature incredible performances by some of Andrew’s dear friends and co-writers. We will be raising money for pediatric oncology initiatives at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, a cause dear to my son. My family and I look forward to celebrating and honoring Andrew's memory with our Nashville music family," says Steve Dorff, father of Andrew.

Contributions from the Andrew Marshall Dorff Memorial Fund will play a key role in enabling more of our community’s young people to find expert, specialty cancer care. All proceeds from the benefit concert will help advance Children’s Hospital’s ongoing mission of compassionate patient care, discovery research, and clinical training.

About the Andrew Marshall Dorff Memorial Fund:

Father Steve, brother Stephen, and sisters Callie and Kaitlyn established the Andrew Marshall Dorff Memorial Fund to honor the memory of their son/brother Andrew, a talented Nashville songwriter known for writing songs for country stars such as Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Old Dominion, Hunter Hayes, and more. Andrew died unexpectedly in 2016. His songwriting was recognized and respected, but he had many other gifts that were admired and loved by his family and a wide circle of friends. Through this fund, Andrew’s family makes contributions to support nonprofit organizations that celebrate Andrew's life and talents and to honor his memory.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

LARRY, STEVE & RUDY: THE GATLIN BROTHERS RELEASE NEW SNEAKERS TO AID FAMILIES OF AMERICA'S FALLEN MILITARY HEROES

Legendary Trio Unveils Special Edition 'TAPS x Gatlin' Shoe with a Portion of Proceeds Benefiting the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)

Sneakers Sell Out Within Three Minutes Following National Television Appearance; Pre-Orders for Next Round of Product Available HERE


Larry, Steve & Rudy: The Gatlin Brothers are in full sprint to help aid all those grieving a military loss. The legendary country trio has announced the release of a new running/walking shoe that will be sold to help benefit the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS). The national non-profit organization provides peer-based emotional support, grief and trauma resources, seminars, camps for kids, casework assistance and a 24/7 helpline. All resources and services are provided at no cost to military survivors.

Designed by Boulder, Colorado-based Newton Running, the TAPS x Gatlin shoe is decked out in red, white and blue, and embedded with the Gatlin Brothers and TAPS logos.



"For 25 years, TAPS has provided support for more than 85,000 loved ones and care givers whose families have made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we all enjoy," explains Bonnie Carroll, TAPS Founder and President. "We have enjoyed a long friendship with the Gatlin Brothers who have always given generously of their time and talent to our families. And, we are so excited that we can now welcome Newton Running to the TAPS Family."

"At Newton Running, we are delighted to be partnering with the Gatlin Brothers on this special edition running/walking shoe to benefit TAPS," adds Newton Running Co-Founder Jerry Lee. "We believe that every great cause begins with movement. This project holds a special place in our hearts as we deeply value all those who have served our country and their families."

On Saturday morning's edition of Fox & Friends, Larry Gatlin unveiled the new shoe. Following his appearance, the sneakers were sold out within three minutes. Newton Running has since ordered its manufacturing team to step up production to accommodate the groundswell of public demand. Pre-orders are available at newtonrunning.com.

The shoe retails for $150.00 with $50.00 of each purchase going to TAPS.

"Great shoes, great people, great cause," says Larry. "Buy 'em. I do!"