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Tuesday, 29 December 2020

Daniel Onorato presents Pin Cushion




Pin Cushion is a band from Long Island that makes music. Whenever they get together, they plug their instruments in and boy howdy does music come out. They mainly draw influence from other musicians and a variety of sounds. In 2019, a notable publication has put them among the likes of other bands in existence during 2019. They play notes, and sing notes, and bang drums, sometimes all at once. When listening to Pin Cushion, one is transported to other times when music was being played. Just give them a listen and you’ll say, “Oh man, this is music.” Their most recent EP Brain Giblets is a prime example of three guys playing four songs.


Thursday, 3 December 2020

Thoroughbredmusic is delighted to announce the release of Ronan Furlong’s new album, ‘The King of Leaves’




Ronan’s music is currently playing on 4,000 US Radio stations, and trending on streaming services globally.

Listen and download the songs from ‘The King Of Leaves’ FREE here:



Superb 8.5/10 Review of ‘The King of Leaves’ album in Hotpress, courtesy Jackie Hayden:https://www.hotpress.com/music/album-review-ronan-furlong-the-king-of-leaves-22833911



The ‘King of Leaves’ must rank as one of the most diverse and accomplished albums of 2020. This exceptional collection expertly spans musical genres in delivering thought-provoking, melodic songs which expertly showcase Ronan’s skilful musicianship and powerful vocals. This eclectic album contains, hard hitting rock, gentle acoustic numbers, elements of prog, blues and pop, sometimes all within the one song! It has already gained an outstanding review from the esteemed Hot Press magazine rating it as 8.5/10 - Definitely an album to explore and savour.

Superb 8.5/10 Review of ‘The King of Leaves’ album in Hotpress,
courtesy Jackie Hayden:

‘Seneca Said is a wonderful acoustic ballad (with highly original lyrics) delivers intricate guitar picking and heartfelt vocals throughout. The guitar and the vocals are expertly woven to deliver a refreshingly positive, thought-provoking core message to lift any listeners' weary spirits’

The fabulous animated 2020 Grammy Contending animated video for ‘Hades Nebula’:
and a great review here:

Brilliant review and interview of Ronan’s last album, Minerva’s Meddling by highly respected rock journalist Pete Feenstra - European Blues Broadcaster of The Year:

Irish singer-songwriter Ronan Furlong displays an approach songwriting that is refreshingly unique and instantly recognisable. Weaving a beguiling tapestry of intricate guitar work, idiosyncratic lyrics and heartfelt vocals, Ronan's songs are strikingly original, exploring a broad range of philosophical themes in a fresh and contemporary fashion.

Ronan: a renowned guitarist is regarded as one of the finest at his craft in Ireland and has received global airplay. Ronan’s last album ‘Diotima’s Ascent’ made the charts in Hotpress in their top 20 albums of 2019 – coming in at Number 19.

Live acoustic videos:

Hades Nebula:
Hoplite Armour:
Mystic Mountain:




 

Editors Notes:

Ronan has developed a style that is very much his own, shedding fresh light on ancient core themes of the human condition and re-exploring timeless narratives from a contemporary perspective. As a former student of famed Mexican guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriella, he has acquired a reputation as a guitarist of renown and uses his skills to enhance and compliment his songs using subtle lines and clever licks.

This highly original artist always produces unique, thoughtful music infused with melody and a style that is entirely his own. In a live setting he always provides an eclectic and energetic show and takes time to explain the underlying meaning of his unique songs to involve his audience in the performance. "Ronan’s last single ‘The Silver Torc’ was chosen by Irish hero MMA fighter Richard Kiely as his signature walkout music. Ronan played the song LIVE, in front of 9,000 people when Richard fought at the 3Arena, Dublin on 27th September 2019, and to a global TV audience. RONAN FURLONG - Plays Live at Richard Keily's MMA fight
Richard quotes: ’I am a huge fan of Ronan Furlong's music and I am honoured that he allowed me to use his song for my walkout music. I needed a song that would match the fierce energy and fervour that the Irish crowd bring. When I heard The Silver Torc, I instantly knew I had found that song. After the opening chords hit, the song blew the roof off the 3Arena!

Ronan Furlong Minerva's Meddling on Music-News:

Excellent review of Minerva's Meddling album by Claudia Mendes who has taken great care and time to listen and research the album:

Ronan was featured TWICE on Classic Rock Magazine’s link below for Hades Nebula and The Jupiter Express: Classic Rock Ad Feature - Ronan Furlong
Industry Quotes:

‘Furlong is an assured & engaging solo performer with an expressive, flexible voice & dextrous guitar playing…helping pioneer a superior form of literate, contemporary song-based music for attentive listeners…His elegant lyrics range over a myriad of subjects… That said, Furlong also delivered accessible, snappy tunes…” Jackie Hayden – Renowned Irish Music Journalist and CBS Marketing Manager (masterminding marketing campaigns for Dylan, Leonard Cohen, ABBA, The Clash & Paul Simon).

“Furlong has a style that is unique and certainly makes him stand out on the contemporary singer-songwriter scene. The fact he is an outstanding guitar player certainly helps but it’s in the songs that the real magic lies”. – Brendan Keane - Storytellers.

'Exceptional work fusing music, literature, history, philosophy, mesmerising guitar work and a unique voice, the spirit of creativity soars to new heights. Not for Tiny Tim lovers! Pete Feenstra http://getreadytorockradio.com/presenters/pete-feenstra/ European/UK Based Blues Broadcaster of the Year 2020.

I am a huge fan of Ronan Furlong’s music and I am honoured that he allowed me to use his song and play it live for my walkout music. After the opening chords of The Silver Torc hit the song blew the roof off the 3Arena. An absolute belter of a tune’ Richard Kiely: Irish MMA Fighter

'Thoroughbred Music is proud to release the unique singer-songwriter Ronan Furlong's new album Minerva's Meddling: one of the most interesting and diverse albums of the last 20 years' Adrian Collis MD Thoroughbred Music

Please consider for airplay, playlist, and interview/session.
Ronan is available for interviews and live sessions, for more details contact:
Adrian Collis Tel: 07727 126645 adriancollis@btinternet.com



Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Albums due out in 2021




 










T.G. Sheppard and Kelly Lang Release Playful Christmas Song and Video, “Christmas in Mexico”



Single is Part Of Sheppard’s New Nine-Album Licensing Deal With Time Life, Spanning 25 Years Of Hit Songs By The Country Music Superstar

Special “Christmas In Mexico” Music Video Exclusively Premiered On Music Crowns


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country music power couple T.G. Sheppard and Kelly Lang will release a brand-new holiday single on November 13 titled, “Christmas in Mexico.” The duet is a sweet and romantic trip to sandy beaches and warm sunny days, buoyed by the sounds of mariachi trumpets and steel drums. An accompanying music video premiered exclusively on Music Crowns earlier today, featuring footage of the duo in the studio recording the song. “Christmas in Mexico” marks the first release from T.G. Sheppard’s new licensing deal with Time Life Retail, which encompasses nine albums from the country music icon’s career. Fans can listen to the song HERE.

“We’re always singing and making music together and it just felt like the right time for a fun and dreamy song about Christmas,” says Kelly, who has been married to Sheppard since 2007.

“Christmas in Mexico” kicks off Sheppard’s new licensing deal with Time Life Retail and will be followed with digital reissues of nine albums that feature 10 of his 21 #1 hits as well as “Iconic Duets,” the fan-favorite album he recorded with Lang in 2014. The catalog reflects 25 years of Sheppard’s career, beginning with his 1979 release, “3/4 Lonely.” “Smooth Sailin’,” “I Love ‘Em All” (with T. G.’s first top 40 pop hit, “I Loved ‘Em Every One”), “Finally!,” “Perfect Stranger,” “Slow Burn,” “One Owner Heart” and “T.G.” are also included in the deal.

“As long as I’ve got Kelly and my family by my side, I’m in paradise,” adds Sheppard, “but picturing all of us heading down to Mexico for Christmas is like looking into a little slice of heaven.”

To keep up with future releases and everything T.G. Sheppard, visit HERE.

To keep up with future releases and everything Kelly Lang, visit HERE.

About Time Life:
Time Life is one of the world's pre-eminent creators and direct marketers of unique music and video/DVD products, specializing in distinctive multi-media collections that evoke memories of yesterday, capture the spirit of today, and can be enjoyed for a lifetime. TIME LIFE and the TIME LIFE logo are registered trademarks of Time Warner Inc. and affiliated companies used under license by Direct Holdings Americas Inc., which is not affiliated with Time Warner Inc. or Time Inc.

JD Shelburne Exclusively Premieres Latest Single, “Bottoms Up Sundown” With American Songwriter


Single To Be Included On Upcoming Album ‘Straight From Kentucky’ Due Out in 2021


NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Country music standout, JD Shelburne releases yet another staple country tune titled, “Bottoms Up Sundown.” The single details a simple day in the life of small-town America where you work hard, live right, and take the time to enjoy each blessing as they happen. When life gets complicated and all comes crashing down, this is the perfect song to ground listeners and bring them back to their roots. The release of “Bottoms Up Sundown,” builds anticipation for Shelburne’s upcoming album 'Straight From Kentucky' scheduled for release in early 2021, featuring more catchy country tunes like this. “Bottoms Up Sundown” is available to download and stream on all digital services now and is exclusively premiered on American Songwriter.

To listen to “Bottoms Up Sundown” on American Songwriter visit HERE.

“While preparing to record for my 2021 album, Straight from Kentucky, I spent many hours listening to music,” says Shelburne. At the end of 2019, I had more time on my hands to actually dig down deep into some great songs! I came across “Bottoms Up Sundown” on a demo my producer Phil O’Donnell (George Strait, Blake Shelton) and Brandon Kinney (Jason Aldean, Cole Swindell) had written, which had the vibe I was looking for. It screamed “small-town country anthem” and I know many of my fans can relate to the lyrics. We started testing the song at shows in early 2020 and my fans have begged us for this one ever since. I am so excited for y’all to hear our new version,” shares Shelburne.

Not one to sit for too long, Shelburne has taken every opportunity to deliver motivation through his music to fans through various levels of the pandemic including a handful of interactive Facebook live performances and the creation of a Facebook Fanclub. In addition to this new release, Shelburne was named by Texas Roadhouse as May’s ‘Artist of the Month’ nationwide. His previous single, “Straight From Kentucky” was featured in all locations seeing over 20,000 guests each month. Continuing to count blessings, Shelburne and family also welcomed their first child, Jax Dillon Shelburne in September. With plans to release his next album, ‘Straight From Kentucky’ in early 2021, country music fans will not want to miss what this humble sensation has in store for the coming months!

To keep up with JD Shelburne, follow his social channels linked below.

About JD Shelburne:
Nashville-based country music artist JD Shelburne was raised on a tobacco farm in Taylorsville, Kentucky, just outside of Louisville. When JD was 19, he found a guitar after the death of his grandmother. He quickly learned how to play it, and began writing and singing songs on his own. By his sophomore year of college, he had found a few gigs at some local bars in Louisville & Lexington, Kentucky area venues, developing a large base of fans along the way. Fast forward to today, JD’s latest album Two Lane Town, is building upon his blossoming career as a modern country singer, songwriter, and performer. His debut single and video for “One Less Girl” world premiered on CMT in 2018, and then went on to become a Top 30 Music Row charted song at country radio. CMT again world premiered his second song and video for “She Keeps Me Up Nights” in April of 2019, which peaked at #3 of their 12 Pack countdown series. At the close of 2019, Shelburne joined international superstars like Lewis Capaldi and Billie Eilish on BandsInTown’s year-end fan favorites list — for playing more shows in 2019 than any other artist on their social networking platform! A global accomplishment for a country boy from rural Kentucky. JD's latest video for "Church Pew Bar Stool" recently hit #1 on CMT's 12-pack countdown.

To keep up with new music and upcoming show announcements visit www.jdshelburne.com.

BILLY GILMAN MAKES HIS 'COMING HOME TO COUNTRY' LIVESTREAM EVENT AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND THROUGH MYSONGBIRD.COM



Launches New Merchandise In Time For The Holidays


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Four-time Billboard Music award winner and American Music Award winner Billy Gilman performed a one-hour special livestream last month, 'Coming Home To Country,' in Nashville, Tennessee, where his career started 20 years ago with the release of his debut single “One Voice”. As a recent (2016) runner-up on NBC’s The Voice, on Adam Levine’s team, Gilman has proven that his vocal style and technique can cross genres, yet, he remains loyal to Country music!

“I had so much fun performing back in Nashville and catching up with old friends,” says Billy Gilman. “It’s so hard to believe it’s been twenty years since my first release. I am really excited about this new music and to offer up this opportunity for fans to watch a concert during these crazy times we are living in.”

Fans can purchase access to the livestream event for $4.99 at: shop.mysongbird.com/collections/billy-gilman. Fans can get a free sampling of Gilman’s performance of Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide” as well as check out the new merchandise offerings.

About Billy Gilman:
Billy Gilman is a Grammy nominee, American Music Award winner, Billboard Music Award winner, Artist Music Guild honoree, and has sold over 5 million albums. Gilman became a recognized voice in country music in 2000, at the age of 11, when he released his debut single “One Voice,” on Epic Records (Sony Nashville). The song shot onto the Billboard Top 40 charts making Billy the youngest artist to ever have a top 40 single on the country chart and ultimately reaching top 20 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

In 2016, Gilman auditioned and landed a spot on NBC’s The Voice, where he flipped the chairs of all four judges and ultimately chose to be on Adam Levine’s team. The decision took him to the finals, where Gilman became the runner-up during the finale.

Country Newcomer Ashley Barron’s Music Video For Latest Single “Let Me Go” Available Now

Ashley Barron - "Let Me Go"
Music Video Produced By Jimmy Lynch and Exclusively Premiered on Heartland TV



NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Country music singer/songwriter Ashley Barron continues to astound listeners with her latest single “Let Me Go,” which is quickly making its way up the Country Charts. This love gone-wrong single shows not only Barron’s raw talent as a vocalist but as a lyrical perfectionist. Co-written by Barron, Dean Scallan, Michael Huffman, and Alex Dooley, “Let Me Go” intertwines the need for a relationship, with the realization that it is easier to cope with being alone rather than putting effort into the wrong person. “Let Me Go” is as equally entrancing as it is catchy. The music video for this powerful single was exclusively premiered by Heartland TV and was produced and directed by acclaimed producer Jimmy Lynch.

To watch Ashley Barron’s “Let Me Go” music video on Heartland TV, visit HERE or watch on Ashley's YouTube channel HERE.

"This video was different not only because this was the first one I've ever done in Nashville, but it's the first one that I've done where I was truly just the artist. I went with [the director's] ideas, and it was just 'go-with-the-flow.' I didn't question it, and I just let loose and had fun, which was so awesome. I want to say a huge THANK YOU to Heartland for premiering “Let Me Go.”

Lynch has produced for artists such as Carrie Underwood, Garth Brooks, Lady Antebellum, Kenny Chesney, Elton John, and Dierks Bentley to name a few. Filmed in Nashville Tennessee, Barron’s music video for “Let Me Go” will captivate hearts around the world who have experienced a love that failed to last but nonetheless shook their soul and shaped them.

Barron has multiple special projects in line for the coming months that fans will not want to miss. There is no containing the star potential that is Ashley Barron and Let Me Go!

Visit Ashley Barron’s website for updates HERE.

About Ashley Barron:
SSM Nashville Records artist Ashley Barron embraces the independent and powerful countrywoman aura in her writing and music. Influenced by the country greats such as Johnny Cash and other modern stars like Miranda Lambert, she now incorporates her life experiences and stories into her writing, creating passionate, home-grown, and relatable music.

Before being a country-rock star, Ashley encircled her music passion singing in her room, music lessons, and the high school choir. Diagnosed with Linear Scleroderma and Celiac Disease, Ashley learned to gain courage and love herself when it came to performing—musically or with cheerleading. Used to a crazy lifestyle and giant family full of support her passion for music grew, and she declined an invitation to the University of Arizona to attend the local university and go full force into her music career—recording and performing wherever and whenever she could.

By persevering through some of her hardest moments, Ashley decided that her logo would be an Arrow, signifying to always push ahead and to never give up, even if it seems so easy to do.

Paige King Johnson's "Just Like You" Music Video Directed By Pam Tillis and Producer Josh Sikkema Exclusively Premieres on CMT

Stream/Download/Purchase “Just Like You” at smarturl.it/PKJJustLikeYou



NASHVILLE, Tenn.– Nashville-based singer/songwriter Paige King Johnson relays genuine talent and passion for her craft with the release of the “Just Like You” music video premiering on CMT. The music video, co-directed by Pam Tillis and producer Josh Sikkema, sports a unique twist and provides a visionary perspective on young love and a relationship that is perfectly imperfect but most importantly, one that belongs to the couple. The single, produced by Bill McDermott and written by Johnson and Regan Rousseau, is Johnson’s first release with the distinguished PCG Artist Development Records based out of Nashville, Tennessee. “Just Like You” is available to download and stream on all digital platforms with the music video premiering on CMT on November 19.

Watch the music video on CMT.com.

"This release with CMT is so much more than just another thing to put on paper for me. I spent my entire childhood sitting in front of the TV on Saturday and Sunday mornings anxiously waiting for the newest music videos from all my favorite artists to come on CMT, and now my own music is gonna be playing there alongside so many other great artists! After almost 5 years of living in Nashville and working so hard to create music that is worthy to be placed beside the top runners of this town, I’m absolutely humbled and so excited,” shares Johnson.

Aside from working hard to deliver the “Just Like You” music video to fans, Johnson is currently crafting a Christmas cover of “Santa Train”, to be premiered acoustically by Country Rebel on November 25. Originally performed by Patty Loveless, this could not come at a better time, serving fans a needed dose of holiday cheer. With a rare work ethic and a humble heart, there is no project too big for Johnson to tackle! Stream the “Just Like You” music video on YouTube and follow Johnson on her social channels linked below to keep up with future projects and exciting announcements.


About Paige King Johnson:
Born in a quiet North Carolina town just 22 miles south of Raleigh, as a young 9-year-old girl, Paige King Johnson spent her summers under the crepe myrtles imitating the styles of Loretta, Patsy, Waylon, and Merle. Having a grandpa as her biggest fan also meant receiving the gift of her first guitar – a baby Taylor - and enrolling in lessons. After her grandpa passed, the bright-eyed dreamer carried on his memory by taking her newfound discovery to local fairs, festivals, and any other stage she was allowed to stand on. As she grew older, Johnson added “opening act” to her resume, supporting chart-topping artists like Scotty McCreery, Neal McCoy, Luke Pell, and James Otto. And with high school graduation came the realization that this was more than a hobby. The Angier native traded in horse pastures and back roads for the bright lights of Music City in 2015. Upon starting school at Belmont University for Music Business, Johnson honed in on the magic that had heavily influenced her as a child: the art of storytelling through songwriting.

The famous Bluebird CafĂ© was just one of many writers’ circuits around Nashville that provided a safe space for Johnson to meet other writers, try out new tunes, and get feedback. In return, Johnson began captivating audiences with her down-home stage presence, cut straight to the bone stories and raw country voice, reminiscent of the classic country era. In the last four years, Johnson has traveled back and forth between Nashville and the Carolinas, playing shows like the North Carolina State Fair and running her dinner theater, Country on the Outskirts of Town, that she founded in high school. Johnson’s quarterly show provides an atmosphere for locals to enjoy Southern cooking, fellowship with friends, and the sounds of classic and current country music with some gospel thrown in. A three-time Carolina Music Awards Nominee for Best Country Female Artist, Johnson’s devoted homegrown fan base continues to expand farther than just her backyard.

Tim Atwood’s Latest Album 'Who I Am' Available Now


First Single “Sending Me Angels” Premiered by Center Stage Magazine

Listen/Stream/Buy: smarturl.it/TimAtwoodWhoIAm


"Sending Me Angels" is one of those songs that has the ability to move the listener to tears. Most of us have faced challenges and loss in our lifetime, but if we are quiet and pay attention, we see the angels that are sent to us in our time of need. Tim Atwood brings this song to life with his own emotions flowing through each note and lyric. It is beautiful knowing we are not alone and God keeps sending us angels to get us through!” - Missy Wolf, Center Stage Magazine

“Tim Atwood’s smooth vocals with deliberate feeling in each line of his new single, "Sending Me Angels," reminds us all that no matter what we are going through, God is always there. This song is perfect for release in this time we are all experiencing and right before the holidays. What a gift Tim Atwood has given us!” – Laura Woods, Road Dog Media Group

"From the moment the song begins, Tim instantly attracts the listener with the opening verse. The production and vocals are memorizing. If you're not a fan of Tim Atwood, you will be now! This is such a great release from Tim!" – Trevor Justin, CMChat.com



NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Fresh off a Telly Award win for 2020 Social Media Event of the Year, country entertainer Tim Atwood reflects a genuine desire to share his personal truth with the release of his latest album, ‘Who I Am.’ Each offering from this album allows listeners to jump into a different storyline and country music feel. No two songs alike, Atwood’s genuine nature and soulful renderings bring this album to life. From start to finish, its rollercoaster pacing makes you feel like you have attended an actual show that you want to see again. “Sending Me Angels” is the first single from ‘Who I Am’ was exclusively premiered by Center Stage Magazine and available to download and stream on all digital services now.

Visit HERE to listen to Who I Am.

Visit HERE to listen to the premiere of “Sending Me Angels” on Center Stage Magazine.

“To say I am excited about this new album is an understatement. I believe ‘Who I Am’ is the best project I've ever delivered. My fans know you can't put me in a box and simply slap a label on my music. I love to play a country shuffle, and I love to make that piano rock. I love songs that paint a picture as well as songs that bring a tear because life isn't always happy. I love songs that make you laugh, and I especially love songs that praise my Lord and Savior. My new album connects all of the pieces of my musical puzzle and gives you a true picture of ‘Who I Am,’ shares Atwood. “This album is me.”

With over 8,500 appearances on the Grand Ole Opry stage, Atwood has performed alongside nearly four decades of country music hitmakers including George Jones, Dolly Parton, The Oak Ridge Boys, Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, and Taylor Swift. With this fourth solo studio offering, it is apparent once again that Atwood learned from the best and has emerged as a premier stylist himself with a mantle full of awards, honors, and hall of fame inductions to prove it, including his upcoming March 13, 2021 induction into the North American Country Music Hall of Fame.

“I spent a year producing ‘Who I Am,’ writing and selecting songs that are meaningful to me,” explains Atwood. “It is personal. Over thirty years ago, I played every instrument on the demo for Confederate Railroad’s "Somewhere Stoned Playin' Pinball." That song just stuck with me all these years later. "You First" chronicles a big piece of my life story--a story for anyone who has ever lost a loved one. And “Sending Me Angels” is a powerful song of redemption for me. It is the song I sang to my wife on our wedding day--a song I feel is especially important to us in today’s time: When all feels lost, look heavenward. I know from experience, the angels are there. It can not go unsaid that I want to thank Gus Arrendale and Springer Mountain Farms. Their help and support allowed me to record the music I love, with the musicians I love, for the people I love. My heart is full.”

Here's what others are saying about Tim Atwood's new single, "Sending Me Angels":

When this song started, I had to sit up in my chair. I don’t know what I was expecting, but the urgency in Tim’s voice commanded all of my attention. I have known Tim for decades, and I have always admired his keyboard work. However, this vocal work by Tim announces to the world, “Hear me; I have something to tell you!!! Tim has surrounded his great vocal work with awesome musicians and vocal background singers. The song is powerful, and I believe that Tim has just nailed it.” - Duane Allen, The Oak Ridge Boys

“This is a great and much-needed song by friend and brother, Tim Atwood. Tim is a Nashville treasure and this song reflects that fact.” - Joe Bonsall, The Oak Ridge Boys

“Fantastic!!!! This is a great song and Tim Atwood delivers it! Great arrangement, great production, and great performance! I am proud to be a part of it.” - Charlie McCoy

“Thank you Tim Atwood for shining your heartfelt, soulful light on one of my all-time favorite songs, “Sending Me Angels!” I Love it!” - Deborah Allen

"Sending Me Angels" is yet another example of Tim Atwood’s incredible talent. A perfect song for these unprecedented times, that lifts us up and gives us hope. Something we all need, especially now. Tim Atwood, thank you for the beautiful reminder.” - Dallas Wayne, Willie’s Roadhouse SiriusXM

To keep up with everything Tim Atwood, visit his website and socials linked below.

About Tim Atwood:
Tim Atwood is an award-winning entertainer honored in our nation’s Congressional Record for his many contributions to country music as a performer and a studio musician. Winner of the 2020 Telly Award for Social Media Event of the Year, Tim is a 38 year veteran of the Grand Ole Opry stage and a member of the world-famous Wheeling Jamboree. He is proud to include memberships into the ALM Musician’s Hall of Fame, along with an artist membership into the North American Country Music Hall of Fame, to his list of accolades. After a recent nod by the Reunion of Professional Entertainers for Songwriter of the Year, Tim’s song “That’s How I Roll” was recorded as a collaborative effort by Jeannie Seely, Lorrie Morgan, and Vince Gill. Tim’s TV appearances include the Hallmark channel’s Home & Family show, Huckabee, Larry’s Country Diner, The Dailey & Vincent Show, Country Family Reunion, Opry Live, and Hee Haw. Voted “Fan Favorite” by the Genuine Country Music Association, Tim’s recent live stream performances have been viewed by over 600,000 country music fans.

CARRiNGTON MacDUFFiE Releases "Run Rudolph Run” Christmas Cover With An Exclusive Premiere On Music Crowns


New Music Video to be Released on December 4th

Listen/Stream/Buy: ingroov.es/run-rudolph-run-a


"With the current climate around the world, we're relying on Christmas to keep us in the spirit. The moment the song begins, CARRiNGTON blows you away with a unique and mesmerizing twist on a beloved classic. If you're a huge Christmas fan, this special release will instantly make you start dancing around your house." - Trevor Justin, Stage Right Secrets

"CARRiNGTON MacDUFFiE will put fans and listeners in the holiday spirit with her fun, high-octane, raspy rendition of 'Run Rudolph Run.' The arrangement is distinct and special."- Markos Papadatos, Digital Journal

"In Replacing the iconic Chuck Berry guitar riffs with looped synth beats, MacDUFFiE takes a risk that pays off. She proves that playing the computer takes just as much skill as playing any other instrument. Rudolph's nose will be blinking to the beat!"
- Matt Bailey, The Music Universe

“CARRiNGTON MacDUFFiE stays true to her roots in bringing holiday cheer in true rock and roll style in her cover of ‘Run Rudolph Run.’”
- Tara Low, Guitar Girl Magazine



NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Standout Indie singer/songwriter Carrington MacDUFFiE electrifies the Christmas scene with the release of her unique rendition of “Run Rudolph Run.” Putting an exhilarating spin on the timeless classic originally recorded by Chuck Berry, MacDUFFiE sounds off the season with an EDM rock flare. As a sign of the times, MacDUFFiE’s rare interpretation reflects the building energy of 2020 as all are gathering momentum for needed cheer. Like lightning in a bottle, this release shoots spirits high and illuminates the night just in time for holiday festivities. “Run Rudolph Run” is available to download and stream on all digital platforms with the music video that will be available on December 4.

To listen to “Run Rudolph Run”, with an exclusive premiere on Music Crowns, visit HERE.

“An ultra-strange year calls for a strange Christmas track. I like to think that Chuck Berry would have appreciated my EDM/rock treatment of this classic. I think my guys in Nashville and I captured the accelerating energy of our times — and so does the music video!” shares MacDUFFiE.

MacDUFFiE continuously releases new content, remaining resiliently active and highly engaged during various levels of social distancing. From lockdown videos to Christmas covers, MacDUFFiE’s vision takes charge as she refuses to let the times define her unique style and charismatic soul. So, hold onto your seats for the release of “Run Rudolph Run!”

To keep up with CARRiNGTON MacDUFFiE, visit HERE and follow her social channels linked below.

About CARRiNGTON MacDUFFiE:
In life and in art, CARRiNGTON MacDUFFiE is an adventurer. A New York native who now splits her time between Austin and Seattle – after a decade beachside in Los Angeles – she travels the globe and joyfully explores diverse universes of thought and practice. Whether making music, writing poetry, voicing works of literature, piloting a fixed-wing airplane, or savoring the Zen-like concentration of target shooting, she is led by her passion for creativity, and her endless fascination with exploring both the world outside and her inner muses.

As a singer-songwriter, CARRiNGTON first released work in 2014. Her love for music was sparked in early childhood while listening to the records that her dad, a huge music aficionado, was spinning — Teddy Wilson, Beethoven, Herb Alpert, Hudson River folk, Scottish marches, Bob Dylan, classic rock, and the Beatles, among many other artists and genres. Those far-reaching influences weave through her entire body of work and stand out in her newest singles and her most recent LP Kiss Make Better.

GENERATIONS COME TOGETHER THROUGH TIMELESS COUNTRY CLASSIC SONGS ON MARY SARAH'S 'BRIDGES,' REISSUED VIA TIME LIFE ON NOVEMBER 20


Album Features Duets With Legends On Their Iconic Hits, Including
Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Ray Price, Merle Haggard, Tanya Tucker, Vince Gill, Lynn Anderson, The Oak Ridge Boys, Ronnie Milsap, Neil Sedaka, Big & Rich and Freddy Powers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Mary Sarah’s 'Bridges' will be reissued by Time Life on November 20, a powerful reminder that great country music and great country artists always stand the test of time, bringing joy to the generations who grew up with them and to those who have just discovered them for the very first time. Recorded 10 years ago when Mary Sarah was just 15, the album features duets with beloved country music legends including Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Ray Price, Merle Haggard, Tanya Tucker, Vince Gill, Lynn Anderson, The Oak Ridge Boys, Ronnie Milsap, Neil Sedaka, Big & Rich, and Freddy Powers.

“Music brings people together, and the concept of this album was to do exactly that by building a bridge across the generation gap,” Mary Sarah explains. “These incredible artists have paved the path for artists like myself. People who are my age and younger might recognize some of the songs but don’t really know the person or the journey behind them. I wanted to show younger generations how these icons opened doors for so many artists.”

Mary Sarah is uniquely positioned to do this, with help from a dedicated fan base amassed during her performances as a contestant on 'The Voice' and her performances with the wildly popular Kidz Bop music series. Recorded when she was just 15 years old, the album literally and figuratively reflects the multi-generational appeal of the songs.

“It’s crazy now to look back and think that I made the record when I was 15 years old, in the studio with Dolly and everyone,” she reflects. “At that time, in all honesty, I don’t think I understood the magnitude of what was happening but now being 25 years old and looking back, I marvel at how we did this and am humbled by how was I the lucky one to be the artist to help build the bridge."

Mary Sarah and Friends: BRIDGES Track Listing:
1. Jolene with Dolly Parton
2. Crazy with Willie Nelson
3. Heartaches by the Number with Ray Price
4. The Fightin’ Side of Me with Merle Haggard
5. Texas (When I Die) with Tanya Tucker
6. Go Rest High on That Mountain with Vince Gill
7. Rose Garden with Lynne Anderson
8. Dream On with The Oak Ridge Boys
9. What a Difference You’ve Made in My Life with Ronnie Milsap
10. Where the Boys Are with Neil Sedaka
11. My Great Escape with Big & Rich
12. All I Want to Do Is Sing My Song with Freddy Powers
13. I’m Sorry

About Time Life:
Time Life is one of the world's pre-eminent creators and direct marketers of unique music and video/DVD products, specializing in distinctive multi-media collections that evoke memories of yesterday, capture the spirit of today, and can be enjoyed for a lifetime. TIME LIFE and the TIME LIFE logo are registered trademarks of Time Warner Inc. and affiliated companies used under license by Direct Holdings Americas Inc., which is not affiliated with Time Warner Inc. or Time Inc.

Fellow Singer /Songwriters and Friends Remember and Mourn The Loss of Hal Ketchum




NASHVILLE, Tenn. - American country music great Hal Ketchum has passed away at age 67. Some of his most legendary hits as an artist include, “Long Haired Country Boy” which got nominated for a CMA award in 1997, “Past the Point of Rescue,” “Small Town Saturday Night” and “Hearts are gonna Roll.” Ketchum’s 1991 album Past the Point of Rescue is his most commercially successful, having been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. Between 1991 and 2006 Ketchum had seventeen entries on the Billboard Hot Country Songs. Ketchum was not only a genuine entertainer and talented lyricist but a friend to many in the music and entertainment industry.

Fellow artists mourn the loss of their friend and share fond memories that have left them forever inspired by the timeless, Hal Ketchum.

“The Oak Ridge Boys are saddened over the loss of Hal Ketchum ... a great voice and a great guy ... 2020 has been hard ... so many country music artists and songwriters have gone home this year ... Rest easy Hal.” – The Oak Ridge Boys

“There is now another addition to the amazing band in heaven. I really hate to hear this. Hal was such a talented and wonderful guy.” – Johnny Lee

"Such a deep loss for our music community and for the world. Thank you, God, for giving us the gift of wonderful, talented Hal Ketchum. My heart and prayers are with the family, friends, and all who were touched by his music and songs. He will surely be loved, missed, and remembered Forever. Rest In Peace, Hal.” – Deborah Allen

“My heart is breaking for the family of Hal Ketchum. I always enjoyed playing the Grand Ole Opry with Hal. He stepped on that stage with a smile on his face, and the music he sang was pure poetry. He will be missed.” – Tim Atwood

“My thoughts and prayers are with his family. He made a lot of great music throughout his career.” - B.J. Thomas

“Hal was one of the nicest guys I’ve ever known. We always had a special bond. I’m saddened to hear of his passing but gladdened to know his physical pain is over. Sheila and my prayers are with his family today. R.I.P. my brother.” - T. Graham Brown

“Thoughts and prayers out to the family of Hal Ketchum. One of my favorite voices of the Opry. I’m glad to know that he is no longer suffering and in a much better place. Our hearts are still gonna roll, Hal. We love you and will miss you but your songs will always remain.” - JD Shelburne


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Friday, 23 October 2020

Rising Country Singer / Songwriter Jordan Moore’s Debut Single, “Hard At Quittin’” Available Now


Music Video Premiered Exclusively on CMChatlive.com

"With Jordan's single ‘Hard at Quittin’, he's showcasing his twang-country sound. From the moment the song begins, the listeners are immediately drawn into his deep and country rooted vocals that instantly make you addicted."
- Trevor Justin, Country Sway

"Hard At Quittin’ is a rock-infused ditty with rock-solid vocals and a melody that will have you swaying along. It embodies everything that modern country is about. He is radio-ready and rock-solid.”
- Brittany Vance, CMChatLive

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country singer/songwriter, Jordan Moore gets a little dirt on his boots and rides onto the scene with his debut single, “Hard At Quittin'”. This single, produced by Noah Henson, takes center stage with grit and traction, providing listeners with honest lyrics and a catchy beat. Moore’s country rooted vocals and genuine passion for his craft are highlighted throughout. “Hard At Quittin’” will have fans up on their feet, rockin’ to the beat and singing along all night long. The music video, produced by Keith Leman exclusively premiered on CMChatlive.com and is now available to download and stream on all digital services.

Watch “Hard At Quittin’” on CMChatlive.com.
“When I write not only do I want to have fun, but I want to use personal life experiences and music to create a connection between myself and listeners. Lots of people have been cheated on and “Hard At Quittin’” speaks about my experience and the internal struggle of staying in a toxic relationship or just calling it quits,” shares Moore.

The genuine nature of Moore sets this single into motion as listeners can feel an authentic desire to share a personal story within each line of the song. Fans instantly feel connected to the humbling effect that Moore's lyrics present. “Hard At Quittin’” appeals to those who can relate to the toxic drama that can cloud relationships when the mind runs rampant. When feeling stuck and confused, the single serves as a reminder that one shouldn’t waste romance on someone who doesn’t appreciate them. Moore presents distinctive experiences through music in hopes that listeners will take refuge and uncover individual strength within each song. Fans will not want to miss this one of a kind release.

Born and raised in the small town of Lowell, Michigan, Jordan Moore’s earliest memories are immersed in music. Lowell, a small town, sporting a total of only two stoplights, was known as “the farm town” to surrounding areas. “Growing up in the country gives a person a lot to be inspired about,” says Moore. Jordan’s music career took him all over the world, traveling around the United States and all the way to Thailand and Cambodia. He realized he was just as much inspired by the people in the world as the world itself.

In his senior year of college, Jordan started the rock band, Sargent Avenue, with his brother in law and a couple of friends. After gaining traction with local Michigan radio station, WGRD 97.9, as well as WOOD TV 8, they were soon featured at MTV’s EXIT concert in Thailand, playing to an audience of over 15,000 people, in order to raise awareness for Traffic Jam, an organization whose mission is to stop human trafficking.

The youngest of five children, Jordan has always known the world is bigger than him.

“I grew up in a very musical family, helping with praise and worship in church as long as I can remember,” says Moore. His father gifted him with his knowledge and love of music early on, teaching all his siblings and him to play instruments as early as they could hold one. Jordan took to the guitar and microphone instantly. Jordan’s father had to give up his dream of playing music as a career in order to make a living for his family. His father’s sacrifice is what inspires him to never give up on his own dreams.

He now lives just outside of Nashville with his wife and their three kids. Jordan’s solo career has taken him back to his original roots of down-home country.

To keep up with future releases and everything Jordan Moore, visit HERE and follow his social channels linked below.





Don McLean Releases New Album 'Still Playin' Favorites'



A follow-up to his 1973 covers album 'Playin' Favorites', this new collection digs deep into the roots of American music and adds a rock and roll edge to country, folk, gospel, bluegrass, blues, jazz, and soul gems

FAIRFAX, Va. - Don McLean pays homage to American music with his new covers album, Still Playin’ Favorites, released today through Time Life. Spanning more than 100 years of songwriting, McLean assembled a treasury of music from country, folk, gospel, bluegrass, blues, jazz and soul for the album, performing them with a rock and roll twist. Don discusses several of the tracks in a new video series on his YouTube channel, including “Backwater Blues,” originally recorded by Bessie Smith in 1927.

“I just love writing songs and I love hearing songs by good writers that make sense and have lyrics that say something and that are pretty simple,” Don explains about the concept behind the album. “My version is just a little bit more rock and roll, a little harder-edged, with drums and double guitars,” he goes on to say about the classic blues and jazz song, “Backwater Blues.” When it came to recording “Got The Bull By The Horns,” originally performed by Johnny Horton, “I changed a few of the words, I hope he won’t mind,” McLean admits good-naturedly. The collection also features songs made famous by Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Clyde Moody, Mel Tillis, Ray Charles, Mahalia Jackson, Elvis Presley, and more.

Still Playin’ Favorites is modeled after his first album of cover songs, Playin’ Favorites, a remarkable artistic statement for a young songwriter to release on the heels of his masterworks “American Pie” and “Vincent.” The new album extends his original tribute to the great songwriters who have helped shape American music and, in turn, McLean’s work.

To keep up with Don McLean and be a part of his upcoming announcements, visit his website and follow his social channels linked below.

Still Playin' Favorites track listing:
01. So Doggone Lonesome (Johnny Cash)
02. Greenback Dollar (Hoyt Axton, Ken Ramsey)
03. Hide Nor Hair (Morton Craft, Percy Mayfield)
04. I Ain’t Never (Webb Pierce, Mel Tillis)
05. Little Sister (Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman)
06. I’m Going To Live The Life I Sing About in My Song (Thomas A. Dorsey)
07. Six White Horses (Clyde Moody)
08. Treat Me Nice (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller)
09. Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine) (Bob Dylan)
10. Backwater Blues (Bessie Smith)
11. The Keys to the Kingdom (Jenny Lou Carson)
12. Got The Bull By The Horns (Amos E. Byrd, Billy Jones)
13. Tell Old Bill (Traditional, Arranged by Don McLean)
14. She Used To Love Me A Lot (Charles W. Quillen, Dennis Morgan, Kye Fleming)


About Don McLean:

Don McLean is a Grammy award honoree, a Songwriter Hall of Fame member, a BBC Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, and his smash hit “American Pie” resides in the Library of Congress National Recording Registry and was named by the Recording Industry of America (RIAA) a top 5 song of the 20th Century. A New York native, Don McLean is one of the most revered and respected songwriters in American history. After paying his dues in the New York club scene in the late ‘60s, he went on to score mega-hits like “Vincent (Starry, Starry Night),” “Castles in the Air” and many more. His catalog of songs has been recorded by Madonna, Garth Brooks, Josh Groban, Drake, Weird “Al” Yankovic, and countless others. In 2015, one of McLean’s four handwritten manuscripts of the lyrics to “American Pie” was auctioned by Christies, selling for just over $1.2 Million. 2019 honored Don with a star on the Las Vegas Walkway of Stars and his song “And I Love You So” was the theme for Prince Harry and Megan Markle’s wedding. Now in 2020, Don signed a recording contract with Time Life to release his catalog of recordings as well as the highly anticipated new album Still Playin’ Favorites, releasing October 23rd. “American Pie” will be featured in the Avengers Black Widow and the Tom Hanks movie BIOS and much more to be announced. And when you think things are slowing down, not so for Don McLean! 2021 will mark the 50th anniversary of American Pie with a world tour to follow.

About Time Life:

Time Life is one of the world's pre-eminent creators and direct marketers of unique music and video/DVD products, specializing in distinctive multi-media collections that evoke memories of yesterday, capture the spirit of today, and can be enjoyed for a lifetime. TIME LIFE and the TIME LIFE logo are registered trademarks of Time Warner Inc. and affiliated companies used under license by Direct Holdings Americas Inc., which is not affiliated with Time Warner Inc. or Time Inc.




Shane Owens' Latest Single "Everybody Dies But Not Everybody Lives" Is Available on All Streaming Services





Single Brings Optimism to Fans During Uncertain Times


“‘Everybody Dies’ certainly hit home with me. It reminds us to add life to our living - to create and cherish special moments daily, with those we love, wherever we are. Shane kindly reminds you to live without regret so when the distant shore is near, it is well with your soul. As always, he sets the mood and speaks to the heart through his music, making you laugh or cry... and think. His traditional country music approach remains a favorite of mine - thanks for keeping it alive and well, Shane! Great job on this one.”
- Randy Travis

"With recently losing a close family friend, Shane Owens connects with my heart personally. In the song, Shane mentioned that "life is just a moment" and that isn't anything but the truth. Sometimes you can lose someone so unexpected, however, at the end of the day, everybody dies at some point. With the traditional country sound that Shane brings to the table, this song is a highly relatable song for anyone going through losing a member or close friend."
- Trevor Justin, Country Sway



NASHVILLE, Tenn – Alabama-bred, neo-traditional country singer, Shane Owens releases his latest single, “Everybody Dies But Not Everybody Lives” from his current album ‘Thankful For Country Music.’ This single proclaims exactly what the title states. Dying is irrelevant, but living to the fullest each day is a choice. Reminding all of the brevity of life, this single stands to lift those carrying the weight of tomorrow's uncertainty, allowing them to drop tensions to see that living for the day and releasing that which is out of our control is the only option. The single places itself at the forefront of optimism, at a time where listeners all over the world can relate and find comfort in the message. “Everybody Dies But Not Everybody Lives” was the #1 most added song to country radio for Music Row and has moved up thirteen spots.

To listen to “Everybody Dies But Not Everybody Lives” or the full album ‘Thankful For Country Music’ visit HERE.

"When we picked, “Everybody Dies But Not Everybody Lives” for the album, it really spoke to me. I never dreamed how much it would hit home in 2020. This has been a tough time for everyone and the events of the year have made me sit back and reflect on things,” shares Shane.

The genuine nature of Owens sets this single in motion as listers can feel his authentic desire to inspire within each line of the song. Sometimes, an artist deals a sweet hand and the perfect song comes along that ties humanity together to bring about change. Though some deal with uncertainty better than others, everyone is affected by the inability to predict time which is seemingly more prevalent during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Everybody Dies But Not Everybody Lives” highlights that there is no better time than the present moment to live.

“One thing is for sure,” says Owens, “Life can change in a split second. Every day is a gift and sometimes we need to take a minute and remember to make the most of what we can, take the time to enjoy our family and friends, do what we love to do, and truly LIVE. I hope this song helps us all to do just that.”

Click HERE to listen to “Everybody Dies But Not Everybody Lives”.

To keep up with future releases and everything Shane Owens, visit HERE and follow his social channels linked below.


About Shane Owens:
Named by Rolling Stone Country as one of the “10 New Country Artists You Need To Know,” and awarded 2018 Music Row Independent Artist of the Year, Shane Owens has been building a strong following for more than a decade. His powerful vocal range combined with the emotional lyrical content of his songs has made him a favorite of fans, critics, and fellow artists alike. After starting his career opening shows for dozens of major stars, the baritone performer attracted the attention of Nashville music executives, and he soon landed a record deal. However, with all the changes in the music industry at the time, his album was shelved and never released. Just like the ‘Never Give Up’ mantra of his lyrics, Owens picked himself up and moved on, thanks to famed producer James Stroud (Tim McGraw, Aaron Lewis, Clint Black), country music legend Randy Travis, who co-executive produced his first album, Where I’m Comin’ From, and Amerimonte Records. Never one to sit still for long, Owens followed up with his most recent release It’s A Southern Thing, and is currently impacting at radio with his latest single “Everybody Dies But Not Everybody Lives” from his latest album, Thankful For Country Music. For more information about Shane Owens, visit www.shaneowenscountrymusic.com.