Wednesday, December 4, 2019

DARRYL WORLEY RELEASES COUNTRY CHRISTMAS TO INSPIRE YOUR HOLIDAY PLAYLIST


Darryl Worley is spreading the meaning of the season with the release of Country Christmas. The seven-track album features a blend of holiday classics sprinkled with yuletide originals and was produced by renowned songwriter/musician Jim "Moose" Brown. The project was originally released in 2012 and, due to demand, has been reissued digitally. It's wrapped with Worley's rich vocals and also includes "No Vacancy," a reading of the Christmas Story, meant to inspire the young and young at heart.

The acclaimed singer/songwriter said the album helped bring the hustle and bustle of the holiday season into clear focus. "I never dreamed that making Christmas music would be this much fun," says Worley. "This project has forced me to slow down and think about the real meaning of Christmas. Reading the Christmas Story was a very surreal occasion. It was as if no one was there and it was just God and I spending time together."

Worley hopes fans will be inspired by the album and take time to reflect on what means the most. "I couldn't stop thinking of my beautiful wife and daughter during the recording sessions. It's that time of year when you realize how wonderful the people are around you and how much you love them," Worley explains. "I wanted the album's soul to match what we all enjoy about Christmas. I'm very proud of this project and excited for my fans to hear it!"

"Just Around the Corner," one of the original songs for the holiday collection, was written by Worley and award-winning songwriters Jerry Salley and Steve Leslie. The single is featured on the Spotify New Music Holiday playlist and has generated more than 125,000 streams. 

Purchase or stream the album here.

(Country Christmas available via Bob Frank's BFD through The Orchard)

Country Christmas Track Listing

1.  Just Around the Corner
2.  The Christmas Song
3.  Jingle Bells
4.  O' Come All Ye Faithful
5.  Let It Snow
6.  Silent Night
7.  No Vacancy

For more information on Darryl Worley, visit darrylworley.com.

Monday, December 2, 2019

CALIFORNIA COUNTRY SHOW RADIO AND PODCAST HOST “JUST DAVE” BERNAL ANNOUNCES A NEW SERIES: “TRAILBLAZERS—WOMEN IN COUNTRY MUSIC”

FIRST SHOW AIRS ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 2ND! 

SEE FULL SCHEDULE BELOW.

A Special In-Depth Interview Series on Female Artists And Their Journey In The Music Industry



Hosted by “Just Dave” Bernal, The California Country Show is a syndicated weekly radio show, interview podcast, and event production labor of love.  Bernal has hosted the California Country Show for 5 years now which has since expanded to have six radio affiliates. The radio show features new and classic country music from independent and major label artists while the podcast interviews these artists, diving deep into their journey in the industry with live performances and sneak peeks at new music.. A former Bakersfield resident and country music historian, Bernal is also a songwriter and bandleader himself, and his take on the podcast interview reveals how a modern-day country singer can thrive, not just survive.

Bernal prides himself on constantly challenging country radio to play more female artists and his own show’s ratio of male to female artists it plays remains among the highest of shows in its field. He is now set to take it one step further with “TrailBlazers—Women in Country Music”, an interview series on female artists and their journey in the music industry.  A full weekly lineup in December is planned, with a different episode from a female country artist releasing each Monday. (Full schedule below).

 “Women in country music are having a banner year,” Bernal notes. “The recent strong showing at the CMA Awards, the formation of the Highwomen,  and major comebacks like Tanya Tucker are just a few examples. The 5 female acts that I interview represent multiple aspects of the independent music business and represent multiple markets, from California, Texas, Washington and Nashville. Each of them are making it in a different way, each of them blazing their own trail in this business.”

Listen and subscribe to the California Country Show on: Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, and Spotify. 

December 2019 Schedule:

December 2nd:  Dixie Jade - https://www.dixiejade.com/

December 9th:  Julia Hatfield - https://www.juliahatfield.com/

December 16th:  Honey County -  http://www.honeycounty.com/

December 23rd:  Darci Carlson - https://www.facebook.com/darcicarlsonmusic/

December 30th:  Sheyna Gee -  http://www.sheynagee.com/

For more information:  http://www.california-country.com

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

ANTICIPATION IS HIGH FOR TIM RUSHLOW & HIS BIG BAND’S HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS SHOWS AT THE FRANKLIN THEATER


Anticipation is high as Tim Rushlow prepares to present his annual Home For The Holidays Christmas show with his All-Star Big Band at the Franklin Theatre on Dec. 2, 3 and 4.  These three shows will mark his first time back in his home town of Franklin since his two big sold out shows in 2016. Tickets are on sale and available for purchase here.

"I am so excited to bring my big band back to the Franklin Theater,” exclaims Tim Rushlow! ”There is not a better venue to swing in the holidays in classic big band music! Come kick off the season in style with me and the boys in the band!"

"Tim Rushlow is an accomplished artist who is not afraid to work hard, especially for his audience," states Paul T. Couch, Executive Director, The Franklin Theatre. "Our audiences can expect to see an expertly crafted show that will leave them dazzled by Tim’s big band sound and warmed by the sounds of their Christmas favorites, all expertly delivered by a superb showman."

The word “Entertainer” is often used to describe Rushlow, as he has the rare ability to not only perform songs across multiple genres, but to quickly grab the audience’s attention and engage them in an exciting and dynamic way. This same engagement is what fans can expect to be a part of when he fronts his Big Band and returns Home for the Holidays at The Franklin Theatre.

Rushlow and his Big Band carry on the musical romance and swagger of an earlier era and will transport guests back to a time when Christmas was “Classic.” Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Bobby Darin are the names that made Christmas music special and timeless. Relive the romance of this Christmas music tradition in the intimate setting of the historic Franklin Theater with Tim Rushlow & His Big Band Home for The Holidays with a heart-warming, and soul-stirring concert event led by multi-platinum recording artist, Tim Rushlow.

Fans are anxious to see what Tim will do next following his recent show-stopping set at the star-studded James Burton and Friends concert at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville. Rushlow joined a cast of rock and country music royalty, including Brian May of Queen, Joe Walsh of The Eagles, Sammy Hagar, Steve Wariner and many others who gathered to honor Burton, a guitar legend who played onstage and in the studio with a “Who’s Who” of American music icons including Elvis, John Denver, and Glen Campbell and dozens others. Rushlow captivated the sold out crowd with a two-song tribute to Denver and his own smash hit “God Blessed Texas” from his days as the front man for Little Texas.

Leading off the high-profile week, Rushlow’s recording of the classic “Jingle Bells,” from his critically-acclaimed album Tim Rushlow Classic Christmas will be featured in the Hallmark Television movie ‘Christmas Town’ scheduled to air on Sunday, December 1, at 7:00PM CT.

Keep up with Tim Rushlow on his website which is currently under renovation with a brand new look to launch soon! In the meanwhile, you can connect with Tim on social media - Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Monday, November 25, 2019

#TUNEIN ALERT! JON PARDI TO PERFORM “HEARTACHE MEDICATION” ON NBC’S “LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS” ON TUESDAY 11/26


Photo Credit: Jim Wright

CMA/ACM Award-winning artist Jon Pardi will perform his Top 10 radio hit “Heartache Medication” on NBC’s “Late Night With Seth Meyers” tomorrow (11/26). “Heartache Medication” is the title track off Pardi’s highly-acclaimed album Heartache Medication, which debuted among the top albums on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart and released to overwhelming critical-acclaim by NPR, Associated Press, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Billboard, ET, EXTRA, Variety, People and Rolling Stone. Fans can tune-in and watch the special live performance on NBC’s “Late Night With Seth Meyers” on Tuesday, Nov. 26th at 12:35p.m. EST /11:35p.m. CST.

Lauded as an artist with an impressive ability to carve out his own path and one that is “a long-lasting mark on the genre” (Music Row), critics praised Heartache Medication, as an album that affirms “...the kind of country music multiple generations came to know and love can still work on a mass scale” (Variety). Filled with fiddle, twang and steel guitar, Pardi continues to “...apply new ideas to country’s old sounds...” (Los Angeles Times) and “...bring authenticity back into Country music…” (People). The New York Times added that like Pardi’s previous album California Sunrise, which “...split the difference between Alan Jackson and Bob Seger...Heartache Medication-continues that direction with honky-tonkin’, boot-stompin’ tracks about whiskey, women and song.”

Heartache Medication was named one of Billboard’s Most Anticipated Albums of Fall and is the follow up to the California native’s breakthrough, Platinum-selling album, California Sunrise which debuted No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. A third time co-producer, Pardi’s multi-platinum, chart-topping hits “Dirt On My Boots,” “Head Over Boots,” “Heartache On The Dance Floor” and “Night Shift” have been noted for “attracting youthful crowds” (NPR), while Heartache Medication is “an emboldened work, a distilling of his sound into a more potent form — one that draws both vitality and assurance from his anything-but-sterile relationship to his tradition’s modern era” (NPR). For more information visit www.jonpardi.com.

DREW HALEY RELEASES LONG AWAITED MUSIC VIDEO FOR "WILDFLOWER"



Singer-songwriter Drew Haley released her music video today and her single "Wildflower" November 15th, 2019 on Itunes, Google Play and Amazon. Drew is a true artist, capturing her lyrics and compositions in country, Americana and blues. Her vocals carry her effortlessly through every song she sings. "Wildflower" was written by Drew Haley and produced by David Spencer (Nashville). Drew Haley is a breath of fresh air and her fans have been waiting anxiously for a release. The single release is the first in a series of single releases leading up to her EP release in 2020.  With "Wildflower" she has put to lyrics and music the essence of a woman's journey in a way that celebrates rising above the challenges we are faced with in our life.  "Wildflower" evokes pure sentimental joy and brings a nostalgic smile to the listener.. As a songwriter Drew Haley pens simple straightforward lyrical phrases that touch the soul and inspire hope. As a singer and musician Drew further transforms the listener as she brings them into her world of beauty, grace and grit.  "Wildflower" is a tribute to that untamed spirit and way of life that many people dream of living. "Wildflower" instills and inspires courage and strength for those wildflowers ready to bloom.  The video was produced in Nashville Austin Peckham, Create Nash.



Drew shares, "Wildflower" was inspired by two strong women in my life. My good friend who was going thru a tough divorce at the time and my niece who was discovered in foster care at age 8 and DNA tests proved she was part of our family and given to my parents to raise.  Her childhood struggles grew into a risk taking teenager.  Through these troubled years of striving for independence she grew, learned to love, forgive and rise above her pain but always a wildflower never to be tamed."-Drew Haley

In addition to Drew's solo career, she has embarked on another project and has recently joined the all female fronted country band, The Highway Women.  Drew will be touring and recording with the band in 2019-2020.  Drew has been invited to perfom at the Legendary Bluebird Cafe and is seen regularly performing her songs at Nashville Writer Rounds.

Wildflower is available on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Deezer, Tidal and more. 
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