Friday, May 29, 2015

LEE GREENWOOD TOPS THREE AMAZON CHARTS WITH BEST-SELLING PATRIOTIC CHILDREN'S BOOK, PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN

Colorful, Fully-Illustrated Hardback is named A Bestseller
Following Memorial Day Release


PRESS RELEASE

Lee Greenwood is taking the Amazon charts by leaps and bounds as a children’s book author following the release of his patriotic, fully-illustrated hardback, Proud To Be An American, over the Memorial Day weekend. Debuting at No. 1 on the “Movers and Shakers” chart and named one of Amazon’s top “Hot New Releases,” the book comes in as the No. 1 best-seller on both Amazon’s “Children’s Books On The U.S.” and “Children’s Multicultural Story Books” charts.

Greenwood penned the new book, Proud To Be An American, in the words of his iconic anthem, “God Bless The U.S.A.,” with the hope of instilling American patriotism in the hearts of our nation’s youth.

“After more than 30 years of singing ‘God Bless The U.S.A,’ I’ve watched my song be passed down to three generations,” Greenwood said while on a media tour this week in New York City. “Given the unrest in America today, and the U.S. having to defend its very existence with much of the world, I felt it was time to give the next generation something to hold and read, that tells in a very simple way why it’s good to be an American and why we should be proud of it.”

Along with the lyrics and a free download for a never-before-heard rerecord of “God Bless The U.S.A,” Proud To Be An American features colorful illustrations by Amanda Sekulow that paint the portrait of scenic farmland and cityscapes throughout the country, American soldiers, and even Arlington Cemetery.

“The illustrations in my book paint in a childlike way, a picture of this country in colorful snapshots that teach geography, pinpoints the cities that they soon will know and visit, and show on several pages the servicemen and women that we honor,” Greenwood added.

As a father, Greenwood recalls reading to his own children when they were very small -- watching as they fervidly flipped through the pages and became captivated by all of the vivid photos and drawings.

“Reading to my own children when they were young was a way for my wife and I to hold them close and bond with them while teaching them all they needed to know about life,” said Greenwood. “It’s my sincere hope that this book will become an educational tool for all parents, grandparents, and even teachers at schools throughout the U.S. to help teach the lessons of patriotism at an early age.”

Released by Clovercroft Publishing, Proud To Be An American is currently available for purchase online at LeeGreenwood.com, Amazon and in various bookstores nationwide including Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million, Christian Family Stores and others.

After a national TV appearance last night on Hannity on FOX News, (in case you missed it, watch here), Greenwood is slated to appear at Book Expo America trade show in New York City this week and will commence his national tour performing at fairs, festivals, casinos and theaters immediately following. Tune in on July 3 to watch him perform LIVE as part of the FOX and Friends All-American Summer Concert Series kicking off Fourth of July weekend.

For a full list of upcoming tour dates and additional information on Lee Greenwood, please visit www.leegreenwood.com.

SAMMY KERSHAW TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM JUNE 9


NASHVILLE, TN (May 27, 2015) – On June 9th, Cleopatra Records will release Sammy Kershaw’s first album of new country material in five years, I WON’T BACK DOWN. Kershaw is available for phone interviews leading up to the release as well as in-person interviews in Nashville could be arranged.

The Louisiana country crooner was a mainstay on country radio throughout the 90’s with hits like “Cadillac Style,” “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful” and “Third Rate Romance.” Kershaw has more recently recorded a tribute album to his friend and childhood idol George Jones, a Christmas album and a compilation album with Aaron Tippin and Joe Diffie. With a legacy that stretches across three decades, encompasses gold and platinum sales Kershaw continues to travel coast-to-coast on tour throughout the year.

“The fans have waited for a while. Hell, I’ve waited for a while,” says Kershaw. “At our shows, or wherever we go, people keep asking for new music. I’m glad to have a new record coming their way.”

TRACK LISTING:

1. Take A Letter Maria
2. Lay Back Down
3. Grillin’ and Chillin’
4. Fixer Upper
5. Groove
6. I Won’t Back Down
7. I Had To Give That Up Too
8. I Can’t Wait To Waste A Little Time
9. Send In The Rodeo Clowns
10. Don’t Move
11. Why You Wanna Do Me This Way
12. Let’s Lay Here Forever

JAKE OWEN’S “REAL LIFE” GOES FROM WAFFLE HOUSE TO WHITE HOUSE

New Summer Anthem “Real Life” Available Now

Jake Owen treats fans to lunch at Waffle House to celebrate new single “Real Life”
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Jake Owen

Jake Owen makes a stop at the White House

Pictured (L-R): Zeke Hunter, RCA Nashville’s SVP of Promotion Keith Gale, Jake Owen, Jon Andolina, RCA Nashville’s Elizabeth Sledge and Greg Fowler

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Sony Music Nashville

NASHVILLE, TN (May 29, 2015) – This week, fans got a glimpse of Jake Owen’s “Real Life,” moments, following him from the Waffle House to the White House. The country superstar, who often surprises fans with one-of-a-kind experiences via Twitter, celebrated the release of his brand new single "Real Life" by treating fans to the scattered-smothered-covered fare at a Nashville-area Waffle House. Sending an invite to join him for lunch via this social platform, a huge crowd turned up. To catch the action, check out his flipagram and Instagram.

Owen aptly chose Waffle House since he mentions the restaurant chain in the song's catchy lyrics. The following day, Owen made a stop at another famous house – the White House – while in the area for his tour stop that night on Kenny Chesney’s THE BIG REVIVAL TOUR.

"Yesterday I was at the Waffle House…today I'm at the White House," shared Owen on Instagram with the caption #REALLIFE.

Named USA Today’s “Song of the Week,” "Real Life" (Ross Copperman, Shane McAnally, Ashley Gorley and Josh Osborne) is the first single from his forthcoming fifth studio album on RCA Nashville due out later this year. This new summer anthem is now available at iTunes and sets the playful, boundary-pushing tone for the project.

Fans can catch the dapper vocalist performing “Real Life” live on Kenny Chesney’s 2015 THE BIG REVIVAL TOUR throughout the summer.

Owen ascended to stardom with five #1 smashes - the 2X PLATINUM anthem “Barefoot Blue Jean Night,” PLATINUM-certified hits “Beachin’,” “Anywhere with You,” “Alone with You,” “The One That Got Away” and the critically acclaimed “What We Ain’t Got.” Previously taking home ACA and ACM Awards, the Vero Beach, FL, native has earned GRAMMY and TEEN CHOICE Awards nominations.

For tour dates and more, visit www.jakeowen.net, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jakeowen, and follow him on Twitter @jakeowen.

“Real Life” is now available via this link: http://smarturl.it/joreallife

Watch the official lyric video here: http://smarturl.it/joreallifelyric