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Ashley McBryde Announces 2020 Tour

CMA’S NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR ASHLEY McBRYDE ANNOUNCES ONE NIGHT STANDARDS TOUR 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — In 2017 The Washington Post noted Ashley McBryde’s “blue-collar storytelling and straightforward singing set her apart” and NPR’s World Cafe opined, “after a decade of being the best unknown performer in those dive bars, it’s all paying off.” Fast-forward to March 2018, The New York Times dubbed Girl Going Nowhere a “vivid and accomplished major-label debut,” later including it on the year’s ‘best of,’ and in April the Los Angeles Times raved McBryde “is making country music without a safety net.” Her album sparked appearances on CBS’ coveted Saturday morning stage (later garnering an Emmy nomination for the performance),The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Night with Seth Meyers and more. It was a whirlwind two years for the Arkansas native.

“After nearly a decade playing, driving to any gig I could, I don’t know how to describe it exactly, it just feltdifferent – like things were about to change,” reflects McBryde. “On the road, in writes around town … I didn’t know it could get any better than that. Well, I was wrong!”

In 2019 McBryde earned a GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Album and was named ACM New Female Artist of the Year, CMT’s Breakthrough Video of the Year winner and CMT Artists of the Year’s Breakout Artist of the Year, culminating with last week’s major win as the Country Music Association’s New Artist of the Year.

“I once had the pleasure of playing a tribute show for Mr. John Prine and the next day he shook my hand and he said, ‘you’re real good, you’re no Reba, but you’re real good.’” recalled McBryde as she accepted honor of CMA New Artist of the Year. “I cherish those little moments that are like that, that are truth and guidance from voices that we respect and admire. And I’m thankful for that and for this. And for the opportunity to step up. Thank you.”

Fans can see more of McBryde on her newly announced 2020 One Night Standards Tour.

McBryde’s 2020 One Night Standards Tour kicks off Thursday, January 30 at the Saturn in Birmingham, Alabama – and continues rocking until Thursday, April 23 at Floore’s Country Kitchen in Helotes, Texas. Tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 22 at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Ashley McBryde’s 2020 One Night Standards Tour announced dates are as follows:
January 30                   Saturn                                      Birmingham, AL
January 31                   The Lyric Oxford                    Oxford, MS
February 1                   Druid City Music Hall            Tuscaloosa, AL
February 28                 Georgia Theatre                      Athens, GA
February 29                 Variety Playhouse                   Atlanta, GA
March 7                       8 Seconds Saloon                    Indianapolis, IN
March 19                     Bourbon Theatre                     Lincoln, NE
March 21                     Majestic Theatre                     Madison, WI
March 28                     Soul Kitchen                           Mobile, AL
April 23                       Floore’s Country Kitchen       Helotes, TX

About Ashley McBryde
“One Night Standards,” produced by Jay Joyce, is the first taste of what’s to come from Ashley McBryde’s highly anticipated sophomore album for Warner Music Nashville. Since its release this fall the lead single has garnered over two million streams. Lauded by The New York Times as “an alluringly flexible singer, fluent in classic country, blues and Southern rock, with a voice that moves easily from tender to tough,” McBryde caught the attention of some of Nashville’s most raucous entertainers, landing her dates opening for Eric Church, Chris Stapleton, Luke Combs, Little Big Town and George Strait. Currently, she is on the road with Miranda Lambert’s all-female Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars Tour for select dates alongside Elle King and Maren Morris. Earlier this year, the Arkansas native earned an ACM award for New Female Artist of the Year in addition to CMT’s Breakout Artist of the Year, as well as GRAMMY and Emmy nominations for performances around Girl Going Nowhere, and most recently received her first-ever CMA award for New Artist of the Year. For tour dates and more information, visit AshleyMcBryde.com or follow her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AshleyMcBryde, Instagram @ashleymcbryde and Twitter at @AshleyMcBryde.

Photo Credit:Katie Kauss

STAGECOACH LINEUP REVEALED!!!

THOMAS RHETT, CARRIE UNDERWOOD AND ERIC CHURCH
HEADLINE
14th ANNUAL STAGECOACH: CALIFORNIA’S COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL
LOS ANGELES, CA – October 15, 2019 – Get ready for more Stagecoach country loving because we’re back for our 14th year and we’ve invited all of your favorites to keep your heart racing and your boots stomping. STAGECOACH is back Friday, April 24 through Sunday, April 26, 2020 for its 14th year at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, CA. Multi-platinum selling entertainer Thomas Rhett headlines Friday night while seven-time GRAMMY® Award-winning superstar Carrie Underwood closes things out on Saturday and instant hit creator Eric Church rounds out the weekend on Sunday.
“Shattering our all-time attendance record in 2019 only made our team work harder and dive deeper to deliver more to our fans this year,” says festival Talent Buyer Stacy Vee. “The Stagecoach 2020 lineup is all about high energy and getting every type of country music fan fired up. On top of this crazy lineup, Guy Fieri is back, Diplo is back, and we have much more in store that is absolutely going to blow minds!”
The 3-day event will also feature performances by Brett Young, Dan + Shay, Alan Jackson, Dustin Lynch, Midland, Jon Pardi, ZZ Top, Morgan Wallen and more (lineup as of October 15 is below).
Fan-favorite Guy Fieri’s Stagecoach Smokehouse is back again for its third year in a row to reveal new chefs, pit bosses and BBQ vendors. Guy and friends will be showcasing their pits and rigs and offering taste tests to fans throughout the weekend with live demos. Stay tuned for the full food lineup.
“I’m stoked to be firing up my Stagecoach Smokehouse again this year where we’ll be cookin’ up some bad ass bar-b-que,” says Guy Fieri. “So, ride on down to Flavortown and hang out with me, my buddies and some real deal pit masters from around the country.”
Join us Sunday night for the welcome return of Diplo Late Night In Palomino. After the unforgettable and first-ever live performance of “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus at the festival last year and the debut of Diplo’s country project with collaborations from Morgan Wallen, Cam and Jonas Brothers, who knows what other surprises the superstar producer/DJ will have on deck this season!
Returning to the festival this year is the SiriusXM Spotlight Stage, which will once again highlight today’s rising stars like Hardy, Caylee Hammack and Gabby Barrett and others. The Honkytonk Dance Hall also makes a comeback in addition to High Class Hillbilly owner and singer Nikki Lane’s Stage Stop Marketplace.
Festival passes go on sale Friday, October 18 at 11 AM PDT at stagecoachfestival.com.
Pass Prices:
3-Day General Admission $319
3-Day General Admission/Shuttle Combo $379
3-Day Corral Standing Pit $1,299
3-Day Corral C1 Reserved Seating $1,299
3-Day Corral C2 Reserved Seating $829
Preferred Parking $89
Any Line Shuttle Pass $70
Camping Companion Parking $55
**plus fees
Pay in full or choose the Stagecoach Payment Plan to pay up to four equal payments from October 18 through January. Travel Packages, Shuttles and the Safari Camping Experience available via Valley Music Travel.
American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Wednesday, October 16 at 10am PT through Thursday, October 17 at 10pm PT.

LOVE WINS Organization: Finding Triumph After Tragedy

On the morning of October 1, 2017, Dennis Guerrero (DG), an avid photographer, was on assignment for a local radio station covering Route 91 Harvest.  The events of that night would change his life forever.  The tragedy that occurred that night was surpassed only by the bravery, compassion and heroism that followed.  And after that night DG says that he had a restless desire help those effected by tragedy and random acts of violence.

DG’s desire to assist others was not limited to the victims of October 1.  Dennis wanted to create a movement that would positively effect people across the world and that’s where his vision for the LoveWins Organization began.   In his own words, prior to Oct. 1, he was concerned about materialistic things and a bit selfish.  But after the events that transpired that night, DG realized that what really mattered to him, and probably to most people, were not materialistic things, but rather the people he loved and cared about.

This epiphany sparked DG’s desire to create the LoveWins Organization, an organization whose purpose was to spread love, joy, offer support and honor the 58 lives lost on October 1, through “Random Acts of Kindness”.

The LoveWins Organization started as a group of people wanting to help the families of the 58 victims of Route 91.  They offered support, both emotional and financial, to families of the victims, but the organization wanted to do more.  So they reached out, and helped some of the survivors in any way that they could.  But still, LoveWins was determined to assist, support and LOVE anyone that needed their help.  So the LoveWins Organization decided that they would be there to support, encourage and love, all survivors and families, from any random act of violence, a goal they still have to this date.

LoveWins has also decided to fight back against random acts of violence, through Random Acts of Kindness (RAK), a good deed done for strangers, for the sole reason of brightening their day.  On their social media account, LoveWins has posted numerous RAK from paying for someone’s meal, parking or coffee; to mowing a neighbor’s yard or taking out their trash.  Through these selfless acts, LoveWins hopes to inspire people around the world, to give of themselves and demonstrate kindness to one another, because they believe, “A Random Act of Kindness Can Change the World”.

LoveWins Organization knows that there is a long climb ahead of them, but they are ready for the challange.  By attending concerts, festivals and holding different events, they are inspiring Route 91 Survivors, the country music community and people all over the world.  They are demonstrating that Love will overcome hate and that there is a strong support system available, for any victim or survivor, that needs help.  LoveWins has demonstrated that they are an organization that will listen, encourage and give of themselves freely, because in the end… Love Wins.

 

 

If you would like more information on the LoveWins Organization visit their site at:

www.LoveWinsOfficial.org 

 

Tailgate Fest: California’s Newest FOMO Festival!

Tailgates, tanlines, food, drinks and GREAT music… that only begins to describe the weekend that was hashtagged as #BestWeekendEver.  In its second year, Tailgate Fest has already established itself as a ‘MUST ATTEND’ festival in California.  The ability to enjoy a country music concert from the comfort of your vehicle is an experience that is unique to Tailgate Fest and it’s this experience that has made Tailgate Fest so popular amongst country music fans.

Tailgate Fest is unique because it is a festival run predominantly by women, from organizers Melissa Carbone and Alyson Richards, to the all female team at Mason Jar Media, and even the ladies behind ‘Bev’, who provided the delicious Rose libations. While we stood in awe at all that this festival stands for, the majority of festival attendees were unaware and frankly didn’t care, who was in charge of throwing this “kick ass” party.  One attendee said, “It’s great that a female company is putting on this show, but if people are having fun, feeling safe and there’s great music, they won’t care about what sex is running the show.”

And throughout the weekend, festival attendees were definitely treated to great country music.  Brantley Gilbert and Brett Eldredge, closed out each night, respectively, while RaeLynn, Lee Brice, Clint Black, Lindsay Ell and others, took to the stage and entertained the thousands of fans.  Some fans watched in traditional festival standing-room fashion, from the pit or general admission, while others chose to party from the tailgate of their trucks.

As if those options weren’t enough, Tailgate Fest also offered attendees the opportunity to view the concert poolside by way of VIP Boots and Bikinis.  This experience allowed you sit in a personal cabana, or watch the show, while relaxing in an above ground pool.  The VIP Boots & Bikinis option included private servers, floaties, photo-ops and was one of the closest locations to the stage.  To say, this location was a favorite of our coverage team, is an understatement.  Experiencing the VIP Boots & Bikinis‘ personalized service, proximity to the stage and having a chance to cool off; all while enjoying great music, hardly seemed like “work” to us.

Not to be out done, the Tailgating campground had its own perks, which included guest appearances by Brantley GilbertHardy and Cody Allen, host of CMT’s Top 20 Countdown.   Tailgate staff walked the campgrounds upgrading wristbands, giving away Wyld Gear coolers and Meet & Greets with artists.  Bev, one of the festival sponsors, roamed the campground giving away free samples of their drinks to fans of legal drinking age.  If you were looking for a party, the Tailgating campground was definitely the place to be. 

To put it frankly, last weekend was definitely one to remember and all in all Tailgate Fest is by far one of the most fan friendly festivals, we have ever been a part of.  From pop-up guest appearances, to giveaways, to the overall fun factorTailgate Fest definitely has the right to use the hashtag #BestWeekendEver.

 

For more information on Tailgate Fest, go to www.LATailgateFest.com

UPDATED: 8/23/2019

 

Less Than 10 Days Until Tailgate Fest!!!

ACCLAIMED COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL TAILGATE FEST RETURNS AUGUST 17-18
NEW ACTIVITIES, MEGA POOL PARTY, CAMPING, & COMPETITIONS ADDED

 

Chevrolet Signs On As Presenting Sponsor

Featuring

The All-New 2019 Silverado

Tailgate Fest, the Southern California festival that combines the pre-party energy of big game tailgating with top tier country music performances is proud to announce even more activities, competitions, and activations for its August 17-18, 2019 event. In between watching lively performances from Brantley Gilbert, Brett Eldredge, Lee Brice, Clint Black, and more, fans can now splash and swim in the all-new VIP Boots & Bikinis poolside experience, enjoy craft food and beverage offerings at the Bloody Mary Buffet Brunch, or participate in the festival’s many activities and competitions.

At the festival, fans can enjoy libations and pop-up performances at the all new VIP Las Vegas-style Boots & Bikinis poolside experience. The all-day, all-night pool party will feature exclusive cocktails, live DJ spinning, poolside waitstaff, pool activities such as volleyball, beer pong, horseshoes, and even surprise Tailgate Unplugged performances complete with late-night smores and fire pits. Access to the Boots & Bikinis mega pool party is available with all VIP and SUPER VIP packages.

The second annual Tailgate Fest is also proud to introduce their new Bloody Mary Buffet Brunch. The brunch buffet will feature bottomless bloodys and mimosas, and a full menu of craft food offerings from 11am – 2pm on Saturday and Sunday. Reservations for the Bloody Mary Brunch are now on sale for all VIP ticket holders and will be available to general admission on Friday, August 2nd. Tickets can be purchased at $75 per person, per day. For more information, visit tailgatefest.com.

Guests are also invited to challenge their friends in Extreme Cornhole Championships, stomp their boots at the Two Step Honky Tonk tent, and show off their rides in the Jacked Up Truck Competition. Guests are encouraged to bring their tailgating A-game, and to show off their wheels for a chance to win incredible prizes like Wyld Gear coolers, private performance tickets, and VIP upgrades.

For the second consecutive year, Tailgate Fest is proud to announce Chevrolet as the festival’s presenting sponsor. Guests can stop by the main Chevrolet display at the festival to scope out the all-new, fully-stocked 2019 Silverado; the official truck of Tailgate Fest, and take part in numerous immersive activities and photo opportunities.

Passes are currently on sale on the Tailgate Fest website (latailgatefest.com). General admission two-day passes are currently $119 while VIP passes for the weekend are $349. VIP packages include parking in “close to the stage” reserved tailgate lots; access to VIP viewing areas at the mainstage; entry to the Boots & Bikinis Pool Party; a priority line at all concessions and bars; premium bathrooms; private lounges; and early entry. Also available is the Super VIP Pass for $599. It includes all VIP amenities plus to access to a stageside swimming pool and platform; Country Club artist lounge access; exclusive private performances and meet and greet parties; bottle service; and more. RV camping upgrades are also available online for purchase.

For more information on Tailgate Fest, or to purchase tickets, visit:https://latailgatefest.com

City Girls/Country Music Tour is Another Step Forward for Woman Artists

City Girls/Country Music (CGCM) is a community of women who create country, americana, and folk music in cities around the world and on August 17, they will kick off their North American tour with a stop at Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles.  The tour will include stops in Boston and New York.

CGCM was founded by the talented singer, songwriter and pianest Cindy Jollotta.  Cindy experienced first hand the struggles of being a woman in the music industry and courageously decided to do something abou it.  After noticing festival after festival, where female artists were sparse or not present at all, she started CGCM to create a more opportunities specifically for women to play, but also more opportunities for country fans living in big cities to discover new stars and to see their favorite genre of music performed live – close to home.

The show on August 17 will feature artists Leigh Madison, Courtney Cowart, Drew & Ket and the Queen herself, Cindy Jollotta.  This show will give audiences the opportunity to enjoy great music in an intimate setting and a will support female artists in a cause that has been a longtime coming.  We anticipate that this event will be the first of many and the first of many steps towards empowering woman artists.

Tickets to the event can be found on the City Girls/Country Music site and more information about City Girls/Country Music can be found on all forms of social media under the name @CityGirlsCountryMusic

 

Below are bios of the artists that will perform at the Los Angeles Show:

Leigh Madison grew up in Oklahoma and has been in LA for her whole adult life. She has lived in her car, lived like a queen, and lived every way in between. Leigh has played in bands up and down Sunset Blvd. and starred opposite Neil Patrick Harris in the Broadway show RENT, as well as singing on national and international commercials.
Leigh is a single mother in LA “which isn’t easy, folks” and has a passion for Country Music which stands for everything she valued and cherishes in her life: family, love, faith, tradition, friendships, community, speaking truth, being genuine, having fun and staying grounded by & connected to her roots.
Courtney Cowart is a singer-songwriter and Tennessee native. She was the lead singer of two NYC-based bands before her recent move to LA. She can be seen highlighting in an all-girls bluegrass band, ‘The Snowy Mountain Sisters’, and the Country Western band, ‘The Island City Outlaws’. She is a regular at LIC Bar, and has performed at The Duplex and Red Room. Courtney’s most recent theatrical role was in the Off-Broadway musical ‘Boys Will Be Boys’ (NYMF), and has featured in several Cabarets, including Bucket List Theatre at LA’s Three Doors and Theatre 40. She also makes appearances with 2Scoops, Sherry Duvall-Covington and Guilty Pleasures by Too Legit to Quit Productions in NYC. Her music incorporates elements of pop, folk, country and blues, and she is currently working on her first studio album. Courtney is thrilled to be performing with the amazing women of City Girls/ Country Music!
Drew and Ket are a pop country duo based out of Los Angeles, CA.  Fresh melodies, raw harmonies, and honest storytelling draw and captivate their audience.  The two connected over a passion for writing songs meant to inspire listeners to push the boundaries of the impossible and set off pursuing their own individual dreams.  A love story all their own, the lyrics and melodies they create bleed the adventure and struggles they have shared together.  Drew and Ket are thrilled to support women in country and so thankful to City Girls Country Music for the opportunity to be a part of this movement.
Cindy Jollotta is a singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles. She has performed all around the United States (Stagecoach Festival, House of Blues, Las Vegas Country Saloon, etc.) with her former band.  Now stepping our on her own, Cindy has performed around Europe and the US and is about to embark on a tour from California to Alaska.

Her sound combines her love of honky-tonk with her roots in the alternative rock world. It’s Dark Country meets Folk Pop. Dixie Chicks meets Amy Lee. She aims to deliver raw emotion with a touch of whimsy in a style that combines dramatic arrangements and playful touches.

STAGECOACH: CALIFORNIA’S COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2020 DATES AND SHARES ADVANCE SALE INFORMATION

Stagecoach 2020 will take place Friday, April 24 through Sunday, April 26
at Empire Polo Club, Indio, CA
Advance Sale starts Friday, July 19 at 11 am PT at stagecoachfestival.com
LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 15, 2019 – Stagecoach 2020 follows another successful year with headline performances from Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt and Jason Aldean plus an unforgettable closing weekend set by Diplo featuring the first-ever live performance of “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus.
We’ve got more surprises in store so grab GA & GA Shuttle combo passes at their lowest price beginning this Friday, July 19th at 11am during the Stagecoach 2020 Advance Sale. Limited quantities, while supplies last.
Pass prices:
3-Day GA (advance sale only price) – $299*
3-Day GA & Shuttle Combo (advance sale only price) – $359*
3-Day Corral Standing Pit – $1,299*
3-Day Corral Reserved Seating – C1 – $1,299*
3-Day Corral Reserved Seating – C2 – $829*
RV Resort Lot 8 – $1,331*
RV Resort Lot 7 – $931*
RV Resort Lot 10 – $531*
Preferred Parking – $89*
Car Camping – $155*
Camping Companion parking – $55*
Any Line Shuttle Pass – $70*
*All prices + fees
Payment Plans are available during the advance sale. This is your only opportunity to buy GA passes for the advance sale price of $299 + fees while supplies last. If you opt in for our 2020 Payment Plan, it’s only $25 down per order with 6 payments divided equally after.
All ages welcome with kids 10 & under free in General Admission. Visit stagecoachfestival.com for additional info. Stay tuned for lineup announcements, food and drink reveals, public on-sale information and other fun surprises this fall.

Country Concerts Ready To Heat Up Summer

As if summer wasn’t hot enough, country music has some amazing concerts and festivals taking place over the next few months, so start getting your friends together for a good time!

July 11-  Trace Adkins headlines Boots in the Park at Silverlakes (Norco).  Trace Adkins will be joined by The Cadillac Three, Cassadee Pope and John Gurney.

July 13-  Randy Houser and Rodney Atkins will perform at Country Fest 2019.  This fest is brought to you by 103.7 KSON and will take place at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in San Diego.

July 14- Justin Moore and Josh Phillips perform at The Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa.

August 17 & 18-  The second year of Tailgate Fest will take place at Leal Ranch in Eastvale, CA.  Brantley Gilbert, Brett Eldredge, Lee Brice, Clint Black, Tyler Farr, Big Boi, Lindsey Ell, Locash, Raelynn, Hardy, Craig Campbell and King Calaway.

September 14-  Kip Moore, High Valley and Wade Bowen perform at Silverlakes (Norco) during the Boots in the Park series

October 19-  Cole Swindell, Dylan Scott, Devin Dawson and Leaving Austin perform at Silverlakes in Norco, CA during the Boots in the Park series.

October 20-  Cole Swindell, Dylan Scott, Devin DawsonCassadee Pope and Leaving Austin will perform at Waterfront Park in San Diego, CA during the Boots in the Park series.

For even more concert dates FOLLOW, LIKE and VISIT, Boots on Stage website for some of the latest country music news and show dates.

JIMMIE ALLEN DEBUTS MAGICAL NEW VIDEO FOR SINGLE “MAKE ME WANT TO” TODAY ON CMT

Breakout country star, Jimmie Allen made a splash in New York’s Times Square today with the premiere of his eye-popping new music video on Viacom’s Times Square billboard. The fun and fantastical video for his current single “Make Me Want To” also made its premiere today across CMT platforms as well. Watch the comical video HERE.

“I’m a huge fan of Disney, Harry Potter and ‘The Notebook.’ I wanted to create a video that showcased my love for all three,” Allen shared with CMT. “I feel like authenticity is celebrated today more than ever so with this video I really wanted highlight my quirky side.”

Shot in Franklin and Nashville, Tenn., the video CMT describes as “magical and positively effervescent” was conceptualized by Allen and directed by Justin Nolan Key. The special effects-laden and often humorous video spotlights both Allen’s creativity and natural comedic ability. From a fairy godmother to a magic wand and a romantic love connection to dancing in the rain, the video shares a unique and magical narrative that gives fans a look inside Allen’s subconscious.

“I love that the video focuses on the action and the music is in the background,” Allen continues. “Enjoy Chapter 1! This is the first of a five-part music video collection. Thanks to everyone for going on this journey with me and stay tuned for more!”

“Make Me Want To,” which The Boot called “an infectious, romantic romp,” was most added at Country Radio with 61 stations reporting in its first week and is currently making its way up the chart. Written by Allen with Paul Sikes and Jennifer Denmark, the song is the follow up to his debut No. 1 “Best Shot,” and the second single off his Stoney Creek Records / BBR Music Group debut album Mercury Lane, an album Rolling Stone praises as “a sturdy, hits-packed collection that…challenges the narrowly defined model of what constitutes a next big thing in country music.”

The Delaware native recently wrapped runs on Scotty McCreery’s Seasons Change Tour and Kane Brown’s Live Forever Tour. Catch Allen on the road this summer as support on Chris Young’s Raised on Country Tour and Rascal Flatts’ Summer Playlist Tour.

For more information and tour dates, visit www.jimmieallenmusic.com.

About Jimmie Allen:
The epitome of the phrase “persistence pays off,” Jimmie Allen laid it all on the line to make his dreams a reality. Now signed to BBR Music Group’s Stoney Creek Records, Allen’s debut single “Best Shot” is a certified hit, claiming the top spot as the No. 1 Most Shazamed song in the format for eight consecutive weeks, and the No. 1 spot on Country radio for three weeks, marking the first time a black artist has launched a career with a No. 1 hit with their debut single on country radio. On the heels of that historic success, Allen is back with his latest single, “Make Me Want To” which was most added at country radio in its first week with 61 stations.

“Make Me Want To” is the second single off his Stoney Creek Records / BBR Music Group debut album Mercury Lane released Oct. 12, 2018. Named in tribute to the street he grew up on and the origin of his incredible journey, Mercury Lane was produced by Ash Bowers and Eric Torres and features a cutting-edge mix of country, rock, R&B and pop that draws upon the influence of his family and small-town upbringing of the critically-acclaimed rising star. Rolling Stone raved Allen’s debut “challenges the narrowly defined model of what constitutes a next big thing in country music in 2018” and The New York Times dubbed it one of 2018’s strongest, calling it “a conventional country album, filled with songs about the small details.”

The Southern Delaware native’s talent for songwriting is undeniable, having written a song that was featured in a Super Bowl commercial and appearing in a Diet Coke ad with megastar Taylor Swift. “Blue Jean Baby,” off his debut self-titled EP, immediately caught the attention of country music fans and critics alike with its soulful groove— rocketing it to the top of digital playlists, across all genres. Allen recently wrapped his run on Scotty McCreery’s Seasons Change Tour as well as Kane Brown’s Live Forever Tour.  He will also be hitting the road this summer as support on Chris Young’s Raised on Country Tour and Rascal Flatts’ Summer Playlist Tour. The hot newcomer was heralded as one of the top “artists to watch in 2018” by Rolling StoneBillboard, Pandora, Sounds Like NashvilleNY Country SwagCountry Music Rocks and New England Country Music and has earned spots in CMT’s “18 for 2018” Listen Up program and Bobby Bones’ Class of 2018. For more information, visit jimmieallenmusic.com.

Danielle Bradbery: Stagecoach Interview

Danielle Bradbery is an incredibly talented artist that has accomplished more at 22, than most artists twice her age.  Danielle burst onto the music scene by winning season 4 of NBC’s, The Voice and released the hit “The Heart of Dixie” shortly after her win.  Since that time Danielle has been extremely busy writing music, touring, and performing at festivals across the country.

Danielle Bradbery has always been a positive influence to millions of young fans and she continues to encourage & motivate her audience with inspirational lyrics, like those found in “Worth It”.  During this year’s Stagecoach Festival, we had the opportunity to sit down with Danielle before her incredible performance and she shared some encouraging words for our readers and up and coming artists.

Here’s our interview:

Coachella Valley Country:  Danielle, you’ve had an extremely busy 2019, with writing, collaborations and touring.  Tell us about your amazing year.

Danielle Bradbery:  It has been unreal!  The opportunities that I have been blessed with from the ACM nomination (New Female Artist of the Year) to performing at all of these festivals (Stagecoach, CMA Fest, Watershed, CMC Rocks).  It’s great when you have your mind set on a goal and you see yourself moving in the right direction.  I’m having a lot of fun and there’s a lot of great things to look forward to.

CVC:  You are a very talented artist and you have recently released “Yours Truly” where you cover songs from artists like Post Malone, Ariana Grande and Kacey Musgraves.  What was the inspiration for that album?

DB:  Who you listen to and who inspires you, has a lot to do with what you put out.  I grew up listening to a variety of music.  My dad was heavily into country music and my mom loves to dance, so she listened to Country, R&B and Latin music and that’s what influenced me growing up.  They allowed me to listen to all types of music.  So now, I feel I can listen to all types of music and I can put my own little touch to these songs.

CVC:  And you sound amazing doing it.  Anyone that has listened to this album would agree.

DB:  Thank you, I appreciate that.

CVC:  Although you’re only 22, you have a wealth of knowledge because of all that you’ve seen and experienced.  What words of wisdom/encouragement do you have for anyone that is looking to go into the music industry/business?

DB:  Most people will tell you to go and have fun, don’t be afraid, but it’s so much easier said than done.  I would tell people to figure out who you are as a person and be true to yourself.  Don’t let anyone tell you who you’re not.  I was on tv and in music, at an early age, and I had to figure out who I was and I’m still trying to figure out who I am.   But if you’re true to yourself, you’ll present yourself with more confidence and your music and writing will reflect that.

 

Although her final response was intended for those readers pursuing a career in music, it still applies to everyone, in every aspect of our lives.  This phenomenal 22 year old is wise beyond her years and we look forward to album number three!

Danielle Bradbery can be followed on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and you can visit her site www.DanielleBradbery.com for all the latest news and all things pertaining to this amazing, young woman.