Thursday, March 23, 2017

RESTLESS HEART ANNOUNCES 2017 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR


Legendary country music group Restless Heart has announced the first leg of tour dates for its 2017 North American tour.  Entering their 34th year on the tour trail, the men of Restless Heart will again travel the country coast-to-coast with scheduled tour dates in Oregon, Texas, Ohio, Florida, Tennessee, Georgia, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and more.

"My favorite part about touring each year is seeing the familiar faces of our incredible fans in every crowd," says Restless Heart keyboardist/vocalist Dave Innis.  "After all these years, it's more like family, especially since so many are raising a new generation of Restless Heart fans to keep us 'rollin' down the highway!'"

"It's a great feeling going into each touring season knowing that we get to once again hit the stage every night with the original five guys still on top of our game," adds Restless Heart lead singer Larry Stewart.  "Time to get the show on the road!"

Larry Stewart, John Dittrich, Greg Jennings, Paul Gregg and Dave Innis, the men who make up Restless Heart, have enjoyed one of the most successful group careers in country music history. The band has placed over 25 singles on the charts with six consecutive #1 hits, four of their albums have been certified Gold by the RIAA and they have won a wide range of awards from many organizations including the Academy of Country Music's "Top Vocal Group."

Restless Heart 2017 North American Tour Schedule:

3/24/17 - Florence, OR - Three Rivers Casino & Hotel 
3/25/17 - Florence, OR - Three Rivers Casino & Hotel 
4/08/17 - DeQuincy, LA - Louisiana Railroad Days Festival 
4/09/17 - Lindale, TX - Love and War in Texas 
4/15/17 - Amarillo, TX - Amarillo Civic Center 
4/21/17 - Nashville, TN - Nashville Palace 
4/22/17 - Cartersville, GA - The Grand Theatre
4/28/17 - Lake Charles LA - Golden Nugget Casino
5/20/17 - Giddings, TX - Lee County Fair 
5/28/17 - Verdi, NV - Boomtown Hotel & Casino 
6/03/17 - Carlsbad, NM - CavernFest 
6/23/17 - Chipley, FL - Panhandle Watermelon Festival 
7/04/17 - Rogersville, TN - Rogersville 4th Of July Celebration 
7/15/17 - Sisseton, SD - Sisseton's 125th Anniversary-Brewster/Gunderson Field 
7/20/17 - Warren, MN - Marshall County Fair 
7/21/17 - Twin Lakes, WI - Country Thunder USA 
7/22/17 - Lubbock, TX - Lubbock Cattle Baron's Ball 
8/05/17 - Culleoka, TN - The Barn 
8/15/17 - Des Moines, IA - Iowa State Fair 
8/18/17 - Farmington, NM - San Juan County Fair
8/26/17 - Bonner Springs, KS - Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
9/01/17 - Millersport, OH - Sweet Corn Festival 
9/08/17 - Branson, MO - Silver Dollar City 
9/16/17 - Hartford, WI - Schauer Arts And Activities Center 
9/22/17 - Wendover, NV - Peppermill Concert Hall 
10/13/17 - The Woodlands,TX - Dosey Doe

For additional information on Restless Heart visit www.restlessheartband.com.

Friday, March 17, 2017

BIG LOUD RECORDS SIGNS JILLIAN JACQUELINE

Edgy Young Singer-Songwriter Thrills At BELCOURT THEATRE Last Night (3/16)


Pictured (L-R): (back row) Big Loud Records' Joey Moi, McGhee Entertainment's Doc McGhee, Marcus and Colvin, LLP's Kent Marcus, Downtown Music Publishing's Danny Berrios (middle row) Downtown Music Publishing's Steve Markland, McGhee Entertainment's Scott McGhee, Big Loud Records' Seth England, Downtown Music Publishing's Natalie Osborne, Big Loud Records' Chief Zaruk (front row) Big Loud Records' Clay Hunnicutt, Jacqueline's dad Peter Arciero, Jillian Jacqueline, Producer Tofer Brown, Big Loud Records' Craig Wiseman


BIG LOUD RECORDS is pleased to announce the signing of edgy young singer-songwriter JILLIAN JACQUELINE to its growing roster of next-generation talent.

A native of Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, Jacqueline was road-mentored by country icon Kenny Rogers and has written and recorded alongside legends like Vince Gill and Richard Marx. Combining a progressive mindset and a distinctive, effortless voice with new-school, no-holds-barred storytelling, she joins a label home that already features breakout success Chris Lane and rising star Morgan Wallen.

Making her official Big Loud Records debut at Nashville’s historic BELCOURT THEATRE on Thursday (3/16), Jacqueline – a vibrant, green-eyed artistic force – stunned the crowd with a sizzling EPK and a slinky performance of the feisty tracks “Hate Me,” “God Bless This Mess,” “Til I See You Around,” and “Sad Girls.” She accepted roses and a standing ovation from the packed house of early supporters, then chatted with a crowd in the theater’s lobby.

Her first project will be unlike anything else in country music – a full-on audio/visual experience. Produced by Tofer Brown, Jacqueline’s first batch of tunes will begin rolling out in April alongside full-length videos to accompany each one. More details will be available soon.

"I am so overwhelmed by all the love I felt last night, to have all the people in Nashville that have supported me on this long, crazy road, in one room, was really magical," exclaimed Jacqueline. "I'm SO proud and grateful to my Big Loud team for giving my music a home, and I can't wait to share more with you."

“Jillian is truly one of those voices and talents that comes along very rarely,” says Big Loud Records’ President Clay Hunnicutt. “This is truly a ‘passion project’ from day one and we are thrilled to be lucky enough to work together on great music and more. Jillian is a woman we will be talking about for a long time, and one day we’ll say ‘do you remember the first time you heard Jillian Jacqueline?’ This is going to be special in a lot of ways!”

View additional photos from the event via Getty Images here.

Jacqueline has been invited to co-write with some of the biggest hitmakers in Music City, including Craig Wiseman, Shane McAnally, Natalie Hemby, Rodney Clawson, Chris Tompkins, Lori McKenna and more.

Dubbed a “dazzling chanteuse-wordsmith” by Rolling Stone in 2016, Jacqueline’s tender 2014 single “Overdue” (featuring Vince Gill) has been streamed over 2.5 million times on Spotify. “Prime,” her young-at-heart lifestyle manifesto released in 2016, has already gathered almost 1.5 million streams. Her “Prime” music video premiered on Nylon.com and also aired in regular rotation on CMT, who have named Jacqueline as one of their Next Women of Country for 2017.

For more about Jillian Jacqueline, visit www.jillianjacqueline.com.

TOBY KEITH, ALABAMA & BILLY GIBBONS OF ZZ TOP ADDED TO ALL-STAR CONCERT CELEBRATION HONORING MERLE HAGGARD

SING ME BACK HOME: THE MUSIC OF MERLE HAGGARD
AN ALL-STAR CONCERT CELEBRATION 
TO BE HELD AT NASHVILLE’S BRIDGESTONE ARENA ON APRIL 6, 2017 

LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE AT TICKETMASTER



Toby Keith, Alabama & Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top have been added to the all-star lineup at Sing Me Back Home: The Music Of Merle Haggard, previously reported by The Tennessean. The event is an all-star concert event taping at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. CT in honor of what would have been Merle’s 80th birthday and the one-year anniversary of his passing. This one-night-only concert event taping will bring together fans, friends, and music icons to honor the life and songs of music legend Merle Haggard.

The new additions to the lineup join previously announced performing artists Willie Nelson, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, John Mellencamp, Dierks Bentley, Loretta Lynn, Hank Williams Jr., The Avett Brothers, Alison Krauss, Ronnie Dunn, Warren Haynes, Jamey Johnson, Kacey Musgraves, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lucinda Williams, Ben Haggard, John Anderson, Connie Smith and Bobby Bare. Additional performers to be announced in the coming weeks.

In a career that spanned more than 50 years, Merle Haggard racked up an astounding 38 No. 1 country hits and every major award imaginable. Songs like “Mama Tried,” “Okie From Muskogee,” “I’m a Lonesome Fugitive” and “The Fightin’ Side Of Me” continue to inspire new generations of artists and fans alike, and as we approach what would have been a major milestone, the time has come to celebrate his truly remarkable career. He was an iconoclast who refused to bend to country music convention and helped create the indelible Bakersfield sound. He gave voice to outlaws and outsiders and in a way that few, if any, have ever equaled.

A limited number of tickets for this all-star concert event are currently available at ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000, all Ticketmaster locations and the Bridgestone Arena box office.

Keith Wortman, Mark Rothbaum and Theresa Haggard are the creators and executive producers of the show. Don Was, Ben Haggard and Buddy Cannon will serve as music directors, and preside over a stellar house band backing the performers at this historic concert event taping. The event will be filmed and recorded for multi-platform distribution throughout traditional media (worldwide broadcast, music, and digital). A portion of the proceeds will benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation.

"I am so very thankful for this tribute to my husband, Merle Haggard. Please come join me and my family at this fantastic show that Merle would be so proud of," said Theresa Haggard.

“I am honored to produce a show that celebrates the life and music of Merle Haggard,” says Wortman. “His music and lyrics continue to shape the lives of musicians and millions of fans. I can't think of any better way to celebrate his 80th birthday than to honor his legacy with this extraordinary event. It’s going to be an unforgettable evening.”

FOR COMPLETE SHOW DETAILS AND OFFICIAL CONCERT WEBSITE, VISIT:
http://musicofmerle.com

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