Thursday, September 21, 2017

DAVID LEE MURPHY SIGNS WITH REVIVER ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

Kenny Chesney and Buddy Cannon Produced NO ZIP CODE Will Mark 1st Release

David Lee Murphy Signs with Reviver Records 
Top L to R: David Ross (Founder/President/CEO, Reviver Records) and Gator Michaels (Executive VP, Reviver Records)
Bottom L to R: David Lee Murphy and Kenny Chesney

Platinum-selling country artist and prolific songwriter David Lee Murphy returns to recording with Reviver Entertainment Group. The man who defined country’s freewheeling spirit with the #1 “Dust on the Bottle” and Most Played Song of 1995 “Party Crowd” will release No Zip Code on Reviver Records.

Produced by 8-time Entertainer of the Year Kenny Chesney and Buddy Cannon, No Zip Code features Murphy’s sweeping post modern country: a little bit redneck, a little bit romantic, a little bit real life. Having written hits for many of today’s biggest stars, Murphy now sings his own songs.

No Zip Code will be his fifth studio album and the first album on Reviver Records for Murphy who, in a addition to his own career as a recording artist, has written more than 50 cuts, including chart-toppers for Jason Aldean (“Big Green Tractor,” “The Only Way I Know”), Blake Shelton (“The More I Drink”), Gary Allan (“A Feelin’ Like That”), Jake Owens (“Anywhere With You”), Eli Young Band (“Always the Love Songs”), Thompson Square (the Grammy-nominated “Are You Gonna Kiss Me (Or Not)") and Chesney (“Livin’ In Fast Forward,” “Pirate Flag”). In addition, he’s penned significant album cuts for Thomas Rhett, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Brooks & Dunn, Brad Paisley, Montgomery Gentry, Reba McEntire, and Keith Urban.

“I didn’t think I’d ever get out here and do this again,” Murphy says. “You focus on writing, and that’s its own kind of great. But Kenny and I got to talking, and it seemed like something worth doing. Then when we got in the studio, it felt so good, every day was more exciting than the one before.”

“David Lee is the original – and the last of – the hillbilly rock stars,” Chesney, the man The Los Angeles Times calls “The People’s Superstar,” says of Murphy. “His groove, the way he lays into a melody is so smooth, yet he uses the words for shaping the rhythm. He knows the life, and he bottles it up in song. Making this record showed us what country music can be in the 21st century.”

For Cannon and Chesney, No Zip Code is a labor of love: both for the artist and the music. Cannon, who’s recently produced projects for Alison Krauss, Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard, Jamey Johnson, George Jones and Chesney’s last thirteen releases, has co-written classic songs for Vern Gosdin, Alabama, Mel Tillis, Reba McEntire and George Strait, including the 2007 Academy of Country Music Song of the Year “Give It Away.”

“We are thrilled to welcome David Lee Murphy to Reviver,” says CEO David Ross. “His songs, his style and this record are incredible. We can’t wait to get to work.”

FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, DOLLY PARTON, JUSTIN MOORE AND MANY MORE FEATURED IN THE LATEST EPISODE OF “THE PICKUP”


Continuing the tradition of bringing you the latest in country music news, “The Pickup” starts by paying tribute to two country music artists taken way too soon. CMA and ACM winner Don Williams and Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry both died on September 8. Williams passed away at the age of 78 after a battle with emphysema. Gentry was tragically killed in a New Jersey helicopter crash headed to a concert on the East Coast for later that night. Gentry was 50 years old.

Justin Moore has announced his “Hell on a Highway Tour.” The tour is scheduled to kick off October 13 in Louisiana and will run through Spring 2018. Opening for Moore will be previous Pickup & Coming success story Dylan Scott.

Dustin Lynch, Brothers Osborne and Lauren Alaina announced the nominees for the 51st Annual CMA Awards have been announced. Up for Female Vocalist of the Year are Kelsea Ballerini, Miranda Lambert, Reba and Carrie Underwood. Nominees for Male Vocalist include Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton and Keith Urban. For a full list of awards and nominees go to cmaworld.com. The awards show will air on ABC November 8 at 8 pm ET/ 7 pm CT.

Fall may be right around the corner, but the newest Pickup & Coming artist Scott Brantley is keeping summer around a little longer with his single “My Cooler.” The Georgia native stopped by “The Pickup” headquarters.

Last time “The Pickup” went behind the scenes Hank Jr.’s all new “Are You Ready For Some Football.” In this episode, “The Pickup” has an exclusive with his rowdy friends Florida Georgia Line and Jason Derulo about what it means to them to be part of such an iconic anthem.

As previously mentioned on “The Pickup,” Dolly Parton has announced her debut children’s album called I Believe In You. “The Pickup” was on hand when Parton performed some of the tracks for a group of children, and got to catch up with her backstage where she talked about the music on the album. The album will be available digitally on September 29 and physical copies will be available October 13.

Watch the latest episode of “The Pickup” below.




TRACY LAWRENCE ANNOUNCES 12TH ANNUAL MISSION POSSIBLE TURKEY FRY

Tracy Lawrence recently announced his 12th annual "Misson Possible Turkey Fry" will be taking place on Tuesday, November 21 at the world famous Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville. This years special guest performers include Luke Combs and Halfway to Hazard with more being announced soon.

The event benefits the Nashville Rescue Mission and helps provide a warm Thanksgiving meal and necessary items to help them through the holiday.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, September 22 at 11AM CT. Click here for tickets.