Lindsay Ell Crushes Day 3, at Stagecoach

As the sun began to set on Stagecoach 2022, a familiar voice rang out from the Mane Stage. Lindsay Ell took the stage, on day three, and put on a high energy performance, filled with guest appearances and her latest chart topping hits, which got the 75,000 fans on their feet and singing along, prior to headliner Luke Combs, taking the stage.

Dressed in neon green, Lindsay began her set with an infectious amount of energy that spilled over to the crowd, who quickly began singing along to “Criminal” and didn’t stop until her final song, “What Happens In A Small Town“.

During her performance, the crowd of 75,000, was treated to Lindsay’s latest release, “Right on Time“. a song that Lindsay told me, was “near and dear to her heart, because of the constant pressure that is placed on women, by society, to fall in love, get married and have kids; all by a certain age.” She stated, “women are beautiful and should be empowered to live their life on their own timeline; write their own stories.” Before performing “Right on Time” at Stagecoach, Lindsay dedicated the song to women everywhere, as a reminder that they “can’t be late to their own party.” The statement was greeted cheers as the women, and some men in the crowd, recognized the realness of her statement.

Shortly after that song, Lindsay and her band, had a little fun with the crowd, by squirting them with water guns, then quickly returned to the stage to introduce special guests, Cheat Codes, for their next song, “How Do You Love“. The trio and Lindsay, proceeded to perform their smash hit, while the crowd danced, sang and throughly enjoyed the moment. The end of Lindsay’s set was capped, with her most popular song to date, “What Happens in a Small Town“, a song featuring Brantley Gilbert.

Although Lindsay’s performances are entertaining, because of her incredible guitar skills, crowd interaction, and high energy throughout the set, this one felt very different. Good different. This was, easily, one of my favorite performances of Stagecoach weekend. Lindsay’s energy provided an atmosphere that we hadn’t experienced since the beginning of the pandemic. Lindsay was captivating throughout and reminded us, of just how much fun live music can be, and how much we’ve missed it!

Thank you, Lindsay!

If you’d like to experience Lindsay Ell’s phenomenal performance for yourself, be sure to follow her on all social media platforms, and catch her opening for Shania Twain this summer.

For more info about Lindsay Ell, check out LindsayEll.com

Photo: @JesusRosasPhotos

Holiday State debuts Festival Anthem ‘Indio’

When the weather get’s warmer in the Coachella Valley, it only means one thing… Festival Season! This year, April marks the return of Coachella and Stagecoach, after a two year hiatus due to covid. Just in time for our local festivals, the country trio, Holiday State, has released the song “Indio”, which promises to be a festival-fan favorite for years to come.

Holiday State, is a pop-country trio made up of brothers Brandon, Brett & Bryan DeLaura. The group hails from Ranch Santa Margarita, California, and has released several singles throughout their career and expect to drop their first EP in fall of 2022. The brothers have stated that being of Hawaiian and Hispanic descent they find musical influence in their culture, as well as their music they grew up listening to during their childhood.

Holiday State’s latest song, “Indio”, is another addition to their catchy, feel good style, that instantly transports listeners into a festive, chill-vibe. The song has already been streamed over 15k times, and has been shared on social media, by none other than Waymond Fermon, the Mayor of Indio.

The trio’s list of feel good songs don’t end with “Indio”, the brothers have also released popular singles, such as “Friday Feelin” and “Where I Wanna Be“. It is easy to see that Holiday State is well on their way to becoming rising stars on the pop country scene, with more than enough talent to perform at Stagecoach, TailgateFest, or any number of country festivals throughout the US.

We look forward to future hits from Holiday State and forsee them headlining at a concert venue, near you.

Be sure to check out HolidayState.com for their latest music and upcoming shows.

Stagecoach Preview

Stagecoach Country Music Festival is 10 days away, and it promises to be an amazing weekend filled with phenomenal artists and activities throughout Stagecoach venue. This year’s festival continues Goldenvoice’s excellent run of Stagecoach headliners with Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood and Luke Combs. In addition to this year’s incredible lineup, fan favorites Guy Fieri’s Stagecoach Smokehouse, the SiriusXM Spotlight Stage and the Honkytonk Dance Hall are also returning to the festival.

As always, the headliners are a “Must Watch”, but we’ve compiled a list of several artists, that we look forward to watching during Stagecoach weekend.

Here’s a list of artists that we believe you “Must Watch”:

Walker County– Sisters Ivy Dene and Sophie Dawn create a unique blend of country music that was inspired by the sounds of middle America, which they group up on. Now having spent years honing their skills, Walker County is ready to carry on the heritage of country music with their modern-traditional blend. Walker County performs on the SiriusXM stage at 2:20pm on Friday

Jordan DavisJordan Davis has been named “Artist to Watch” by Billboard, Rolling Stone, CMT and several other outlets. His hits, “Cool Anymore”, Slow Dance in the Parking Lot” and “Buy Dirt”, have helped Davis accumulate over 2 billion streams worldwide.

Reyna Roberts– With hits like, “Stomping Grounds”, 67 (Winchester), and “Raised Right”; Reyna Roberts is well on her way to super stardom. She is one of our most anticipated artists to watch during Stagecoach weekend.

Travis Denning– Hits like “After a Few”, “David Ashley Parker from Powder Springs” and “Red, White and Blue”, have made Travis Denning a fan favorite and one of the most anticipated artists to watch during Stagecoach weekend. His set promises to get the crowd on their feet and singing along, from beginning to end.

Hardy– His latest album “A Rock” is phenomenal!!! Just push play, sit back and enjoy it. We’re looking forward to seeing him live, for the first time.

Lindsay Ell– One of our favorite Bad Ass Women of Country, returns to Stagecoach! If you’ve never seen Lindsay shred on her guitar, LIVE… you’re missing out! She is one of the most talented guitarist we’ve ever seen. Be sure to watch her set… you will not be disappointed

Cody Johnson– Known for his explosive live shows and electrifying stage presence Cody Johnson’s set will be a party from beginning to end. CoJo Nation will be rockin’, singing and dancing on the last night of Stagecoach!

For set times, tickets and other info, check out StagecoachFestival.com

Morgan Wallen Closes Out Record-Setting 3-Night Bridgestone Run with Jason Aldean, Lil Durk and Thomas Rhett

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Just hours after announcing his headlining stadium show set for Arlington, Tex.’s Globe Life Field, Morgan Wallen performed the last of his three consecutive sold-out nights at Bridgestone Arena, part of his 58-show Dangerous Tour. “Run This Town” (Rihanna, Jay-Z, Ye) blared from the speakers before Wallen took the stage, like a walk up song he might have chosen during his baseball career, foreshadowing the night to come.
 
“Man, this is an incredible thing,” Wallen celebrated ahead of ACM Album of the Year title track “Dangerous.” “It’s my home state – the town that I call home now – a town that’s been good to me. I’ve got the majority of my family here tonight.”
 
The at-capacity crowd followed Wallen’s every move and sang word-for-word a smooth sequence of album cuts that followed, from “Silverado For Sale” to “Somebody’s Problem” and the ultimate ode to his Hancock County roots, “865.”
 
Just after performing “Where I Find God” with tourmate Larry Fleet, Wallen welcomed surprise guest Thomas Rhett to the stage for the Rhett-penned Dangerous track, “Whiskey’d My Way.” Then, without missing a beat, the Sneedville, Tennessean gleamingly revealed, “I’ve got another good buddy of mine out here tonight – I bet you’re gonna like this one,” as former tourmate Jason Aldean surprised the crowd with his 2005 breakout hit “Hicktown.”
 
At the top of the encore, Chicago-born rapstar Lil Durk, Wallen’s recent collaborator, thrilled with an appearance as the pair worked the stage throughout their No. 1 debut Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart crossover “Broadway Girls.”
 
As Wallen closed the night he thanked the crowd sincerely, “God bless you, Nashville – these have been three of the best nights of my life.”
 


Remaining 2022 Dangerous Tour stops:
April 14, 2022 — Evansville, IN — Ford Center — HARDY and Larry Fleet
April 15, 2022 — Charleston, WV — Charleston Coliseum — HARDY and Larry Fleet
April 21, 2022 — Corpus Christi, TX — American Bank Center — HARDY and Larry Fleet
April 22, 2022 — San Antonio, TX — AT&T Center — HARDY and Larry Fleet
April 23, 2022 — Lafayette, LA — CAJUNDOME — HARDY and Larry Fleet
April 28, 2022 — Green Bay, WI — Resch Center — ERNEST and Larry Fleet
April 29, 2022 — Des Moines, IA — Wells Fargo Arena — ERNEST and Larry Fleet
April 30, 2022 — Kansas City, MO — T-Mobile Center — ERNEST and Larry Fleet
May 12, 2022 — Denver, CO — Ball Arena — HARDY and Larry Fleet
May 13, 2022 — Rapid City, SD — Summit Arena — HARDY and Larry Fleet
May 14, 2022 — Billings, MT — First Interstate Arena — HARDY and Larry Fleet
May 27, 2022 — Allentown, PA — PPL Center — HARDY and Larry Fleet
June 2, 2022 — Charlotte, NC — PNC Music Pavilion — HARDY
June 3, 2022 — Raleigh, NC — Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek — HARDY
June 4, 2022 — Bristow, VA — Jiffy Lube Live — HARDY
June 16, 2022 — Noblesville, IN — Ruoff Music Center — HARDY
June 23, 2022 — Gilford, NH — Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion — HARDY
June 24, 2022 — Gilford, NH — Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion — HARDY
June 25, 2022 — Darien Center, NY — Darien Lake Amphitheater — HARDY
July 2, 2022 — Orange Beach, AL — The Wharf Amphitheater — HARDY
July 3, 2022 — Orange Beach, AL — The Wharf Amphitheater — HARDY
July 7, 2022 — Saratoga Springs, NY — Saratoga Performing Arts Center — HARDY
July 8, 2022 — Syracuse, NY — St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview — HARDY
July 21, 2022 — Burgettstown, PA — The Pavilion at Star Lake — HARDY
July 30, 2022 — Ridgefield, WA — RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater — Chase Rice and ERNEST
August 4, 2022 — Atlanta, GA — Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood — HARDY
August 5, 2022 — Atlanta, GA — Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood — HARDY
August 11, 2022 — Mansfield, MA — Xfinity Center — HARDY
August 12, 2022 — Hartford, CT — XFINITY Theatre — HARDY
August 25, 2022 — Wichita, KS — INTRUST Bank Arena — HARDY
August 26, 2022 — Rogers, AR — Walmart AMP — HARDY
August 27, 2022 — St. Louis, MO — Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre — HARDY
September 7, 2022 — Albuquerque, NM — Isleta Amphitheater — HARDY
September 9, 2022 — Nampa, ID — Ford Idaho Center — HARDY
September 10, 2022 — West Valley City, UT — USANA Amphitheatre — HARDY
September 15, 2022 — Chula Vista, CA — North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre — HARDY
September 16, 2022 — Mountain View, CA — Shoreline Amphitheatre — HARDY
September 17, 2022 — Wheatland, CA — Toyota Amphitheatre — HARDY
September 24, 2022 — Los Angeles, CA — Crypto.com Arena — HARDY
September 25, 2022 — Los Angeles, CA — Crypto.com Arena — HARDY

October 8, 2022 – Arlington, TX – Globe Life Field – HARDY, Mike Ryan and Jake Worthington


MORGAN WALLEN BAND
Morgan Wallen – Lead Vocals, Guitar
Mark “Taco” Annino – Drums/ MD
Luke Rice – Bass
Dominic Frost – Guitar
Tyler Tomlinson – Guitar
Chris Gladden – Aux/ Keys
Tony Aichele – Aux/ Guitar
 
HARDY BAND
HARDY – Lead Vocals/Guitar
Harry Miree – Drums
Rhett Smith – Guitar
Justin Loose – Guitar
 
LARRY FLEET BAND
Larry Fleet – Lead Vocals, Guitar
Eric Harley Brown – Bass
Zander Wyatt – Lead Guitar and Dobro
Steven Metz – Keys
Cam McClaren – Drums

For more information on Morgan Wallen, visit MorganWallen.com

Photo Credit: David Lehr
 

Stagecoach Line Dance Competition Recap

Another year of Stagecoach Line Dancing Competition is in the books, and this year’s competition was another welcome step towards normalcy. Over 25 competitors danced their way into the Stagecoach Festival competition, and at the end a few were offered an opportunity to join the Stagecoach HonkTonk Dance Team. Dancers from across Southern California converged on Fantasy Springs Resort Casino for the two hour competition with dreams of being one of the fortunate four winners.

As in years past, the event DJ was Big John Miller, who provided competitors and guests, current and classic line dance songs, to keep everyone dancing. Big John was also the MC of the event and called out the upcoming songs & dances for the competition.

In a surprising twist to the event, all 8 of the finalists were female, which caused one of the judges to jokingly add, that “the guys need to step their game up, for next year.”

When the final four winners were chosen, tears were shed, hugs were given and dreams were realized. It was an emotional conclusion to an action packed day.

(Video and photos of the event may be viewed on Big John Miller’s Facebook page or on Coachella Valley Country’s Instagram & Facebook pages)

Tickets to Stagecoach Festival can still be purchased from StagecoachFestival.com

Road To Stagecoach Begins Thursdays at Fantasy Springs Casino

Stagecoach Country Music Festival is next month, but the fun of the Stagecoach HonkyTonk has already begun! Every Thursday is Country Night at Lit Lounge, located inside Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino.

Along with great music, live bands, food and drink specials, guests also have an opportunity to win Stagecoach Festival wristbands. Three winners will be selected (one a week) leading up to the Stagecoach Line Dance Competition, which will be held on March 12, inside the Lit Lounge.

At the line dance competition, six winners will be selected by representatives from the Stagecoach HonkyTonk and may be asked to join the HonkyTonk Dance Team.

Dates and Details of the event can be found at StagecoachFestival.com

The Stagecoach Dance Competition Is BACK!!!

After taking last year off, the highly anticipated Stagecoach Line Dance Competition, is back at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.  On Saturday, March 12, individuals will be able to compete for a chance to win a 3-day General admission wristband, to Stagecoach, California’s Country Music Festival.   This competition is held throughout southern California, at different locations and dates, with the final competition being held in the city of Indio.  Not only will dancers be competing for a 3-day wristband, but they’ll also have the opportunity, to be selected to join the Stagecoach HonkyTonk Dance Team.

All individuals interested in competing must dance three line dances and three couples dances.  An individual’s partner, does not have to be entered in the contest to accompany a contestant during the couples dances.  This year’s individual line dances will be “Lil Bit”, “Half Past Tipsy” and “Raised Like That” and the couple’s dances will be “Two Step”, “Sweetheart Schottishe” and “El Paso Cha Cha”.  Since winners of the competition may be offered an opportunity to join the Stagecoach HonkTonk Dance Team, judges will not only be looking for individuals that are performing the dance accurately, but also for dancers with flare and showmanship.

Locally, our dance competition will be held at Lit Lounge in Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.  DJ Big John Miller will be spinning the latest country music hits before, during, and after the competition.  Registration is from 4:30pm-6pm and the dance competition will begin at 6pm.   All individuals in attendance will also have the opportunity to win various prizes, courtesy of KPLM The BIG 106 and they’ll be able to enjoy food and drink specials throughout the evening.

Click here for tickets and information regarding Stagecoach Country Music Festival

Multi-Talented, Ashlee Willis, Releases New Song “Don’t Let the Music Die”

Last week, singer/songwriter/DJ, Ashlee Williss (aka DJBadAsh) released her latest single “Don’t Let the Music Die” and we’ve been playing it all week long!

The song is upbeat and catchy, with a rhythm that you can’t help but dance to, and Ashlee Willis knows a thing or two about making people dance. Williss may be better known as DJBadAsh, is a phenomenal DJ that has performed at local festivals; Stagecoach & Tailgate Fest. Williss’ ability to mix songs, live, while entertaining an audience at a concert or festival, come through in the work that she and producer T.I Jakke accomplished during “Don’t Let the Music Die”.

The song is a perfect addition to any summer playlist and goes perfectly with a pool party & ice cold adult beverage. As concerts and festivals start up again, we can’t wait to hear this song performed live, during one of Ashlee Williss’ sets.

Be sure to listen to “Don’t Let the Music Die” on any music platform and be on the lookout for the video, which will be released on Tuesday, May, 11.

To learn more about Ashlee Williss, visit ashleewillissmusic.com, and follow Ashlee Williss on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube.

Read More about Ashlee Williss below:

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (April 30, 2021) – Ashlee Williss is a genre-melding maverick, on the cutting edge of Pop, Dance and Country, she effortlessly blends her southern roots with a light EDM flare in her new single, “Don’t Let The Music Die”, available now on all digital platforms. The upbeat, dance-inspired tune, produced by T.I Jakke (Ava Max hit “Kings & Queens”) – offers listeners a much needed break from the heaviness of current times, and was written by Williss (in the stairwell of her apartment, no less) with the hope of creating a three-minute moment of feel-good fun and inclusivity.

“When I wrote ‘Don’t Let the Music Die,’ I was imagining being in a crowd of people lost in the music,” said Williss of the song. “Covid took away those magical moments you only experience with human interaction. I wanted to relive that, even if only in my mind.” “Don’t Let the Music Die” is just the start from the DJ-turned-artist, music video is due out May 11.

Ashlee (aka DJ Bad Ash) made her mark as the one & only female county music DJ as well as spinning some of the hottest celeb events and notable festivals across the globe, Williss returns to the world of original music with a strong lineup of on-deck releases coming down the pipeline in 2021.

RELEASE, “DON’T LET THE MUSIC DIE”
Produced by No. 1 Airplay Songwriter T.I Jakke

About Ashlee Williss:

Born out of a life of trials and tribulations, Ashlee Williss’ story is one of a singer-songwriter who needed music to escape – and turned that escape into her purpose. Seamlessly blending genres of pop, dance and country, her sound and story immediately connect with audiences who crave that same escape. Seeking out more than her humble beginnings had to offer in Jacksonville FL, a move to L.A. at 18 quickly saw promising opportunities including notoriety on ABC’s The Bachelor and Fuller House, several song placements on TV/Film; singing, songwriting and voiceover work for all 12 episodes of Netflix hit show Absurd Planet; Gibson guitar endorsement; performances at The GRAMMYS® and American Music Awards gifting suites; and even a song ‘on hold’ by country superstars Rascal Flatts.

After tragedy struck in 2013 (Williss’ boyfriend passed away the day she launched her debut single), Williss took a creative detour into the world of DJing. She found herself at the board as DJ Bad Ash, opening for acts like Snoop Dog, Gwen Stefani, Adam Levine, Diplo, and Cardi B (among others), and taking the stage at festivals like Stagecoach, Tortuga Music Festival, and Country2Country. Though the venture made Williss fall in love with music again, “I missed playing my own songs so much… I saw this as the perfect opportunity to re-embrace that exposed singer-songwriter I’d put aside for so long.” Partnering with hit producer T.I Jakke (Ava Max, “Kings & Queens”), “Don’t Let the Music Die” will launch the first of several new tunes from Williss – a dancy, mid-tempo tune encompassing her unique mix of pop, country and dance all in one.

To learn more about Ashlee Williss, visit ashleewillissmusic.com, and follow Ashlee Williss on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube.

Country Music Legend, Charley Pride, Dies At 86

DALLAS, Texas. — Charley Pride, whose rich baritone voice and impeccable song-sense altered American culture, died Saturday, December 12, 2020, in Dallas, Texas of complications from Covid-19 at age 86.

Born a sharecropper’s son in Sledge, Mississippi, on March 18, 1934, Pride emerged from Southern cotton fields to become country music’s first Black superstar and the first Black member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.

“No person of color had ever done what he has done,” said Darius Rucker in the PBS American Masters film Charley Pride: I’m Just Me.

Pride was a gifted athlete who at first thought baseball would be his path from poverty, labor, and strife. But his musical acumen was more impressive than his pitching arm or his hitting skills, and he emerged as one of the most significant artists at RCA Records, with chart-topping hits including “Kiss An Angel Good Mornin’,” “Is Anybody Goin’ to San Antone,” and “Mountain of Love.” He won the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year award in 1971, its top male vocalist prize in 1971 and 1972, and a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2020.

His final performance came on November 11, 2020, when he sang “Kiss An Angel Good Mornin’” during the CMA Awards show at Nashville’s Music City Center with Jimmie Allen, a modern-day hitmaker who counts Pride among his heroes.

Charley Frank Pride was not the first Black artist to make important contributions to country music — DeFord Bailey was a star of the Grand Ole Opry from 1927 through 1941 — but Pride was a trailblazer who emerged during a time of division and rancor.

After a stint in the Army, time working at a Missouri smelting plant, and some unsuccessful attempts to break into big-league baseball, he came to Nashville in 1963 and made demonstration recordings with help from manager Jack Johnson.

Those recordings languished for two years until Johnson met with producer Jack Clement, who offered songs for Pride to learn. On August 16, 1965, Clement produced Pride at RCA Studio B, and the results of that session impressed RCA’s Chet Atkins, who signed Pride to a recording contract.

In 1967, Pride’s recording of Clement’s “Just Between You and Me” broke into country’s Top Ten, and Pride quit his job as a smelter. Iron ore was behind him, and platinum records lay ahead.

Between 1967 and 1987, Pride delivered 52 Top 10 country hits, won Grammy awards, and became RCA Records’ top-selling country artist. His musicality opened minds and superseded prejudice.

“We’re not color blind yet, but we’ve advanced a few paces along the path and I like to think I’ve contributed something to that process,” Pride wrote in his memoir.

Today, Black artists including Allen, Rucker, Mickey Guyton, Rissi Palmer, Rhiannon Giddens, Yola, and others add new chapters to country music’s story. Charley Pride’s impact is evident and important to all of them, and also to every other country performer who builds bridges with melody and sincerity.

Charley Pride escaped the cotton fields, where labor hurt his hands, back, and knees. He transcended and ascended through connection. Through fortitude and artistry, he became a member of the Grand Ole Opry and a beloved American icon.

Charley Pride was the son of Tessie Stewart Pride and Mack Pride, Sr. He was the husband of Ebby Rozene Cohran Pride. His children are Carlton Kraig Pride, Charles Dion Pride, and Angela Rozene Pride. His grandchildren are Carlton Kraig Pride, Jr., Malachi Pride, Syler Pride, Ebby Pride, and Arrentino Vassar. His two great-grandchildren are Skyler Pride and Carlton Kraig Pride, III. he is preceded in death by brothers Jonas McIntyre, Mack Pride, Jr., Louis Pride, Edward Pride, and Joe L. Pride, and by sister Bessie Chambers. He leaves behind siblings Harmon Pride, Stephen Pride, Catherine Sanders, and Maxine Pride, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to The Pride Scholarship at Jesuit College Preparatory School, St. Philips School and Community Center, The Food Bank, or the charity of your choice.

Photo Credit: Joseph Llanes

LUKE COMBS AND MILLER LITE COME TOGETHER TO SUPPORT BARTENDERS NATIONWIDE 

LUKE COMBS AND MILLER LITE
COME TOGETHER TO SUPPORT BARTENDERS NATIONWIDE 
LIVESTREAM CONCERT TO BE HELD THIS FRIDAY, MAY 1
Luke Combs and Miller Lite are joining forces this Friday, May 1 for a special livestream concert to support out-of-work bartenders nationwide. Having previously planned on collaborating together during Luke’s “What You See Is What You Get” tour, the pair are instead coming together virtually for a good cause. Fans can tune in to Luke’s social channels at 7:00pm CT on Friday (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube) to watch the live show and enjoy a Miller Lite along with him (if you are 21+, of course). As part of the Miller Lite #VirtualTipJar campaign, fans are encouraged to show support by visiting virtual-tips.org.
“The bars and small clubs are where I got my start, so it hurts to see them and everyone else having to struggle the way they are,” said Luke Combs. “I’m excited to partner with Miller Lite to raise some money for them, sing a few songs, and spread the love for my favorite beer with my fans!”
To support the bartenders and waitstaff nationwide that are affected by the pandemic, Miller Lite recently launched the #VirtualTipJar campaign to support the United States Bartender’s Guild National Charity Foundation and its Bartender Emergency Assistance Program. Last month, the brand made the first “tip” for $1 million dollars.
“Luke is a longtime Miller Lite fan and we’re so lucky to be able to partner with him,” said Justine Stauffer, Senior Marketing Manager for Miller Lite. “When the tour got postponed, it was an easy to decision to come together to give back to our fans and raise awareness for bartenders and waitstaff in need during this time.”
Luke Combs is a multi-platinum, award-winning musician from Asheville, NC, who stormed onto the music landscape as one Country’s brightest stars. His acclaimed new album, What You See Is What You Get, was released last fall via River House Artists/Columbia Nashville and debuted at #1 on both the all-genre Billboard 200 chart as well as Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. The record enjoyed the largest streaming week ever for a country album with 74 million on-demand streams and features 17 new songs including his current single, “Does To Me” featuring Eric Church, which is currently top 10 at country radio. Combs’ previous single, “Even Though I’m Leaving,” spent three weeks at #1 at country radio, making it his seventh consecutive #1—a first on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart. Adding to his groundbreaking year, Combs is nominated in three categories at the 2020 ACM Awards: Entertainer of the Year, Male Artist of the Year and Album of the year. Moreover, Combs’ triple Platinum debut album, This One’s For You, has now spent 50 non-consecutive weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart—tying the record for longest reign atop the chart—and was the most-streamed country album of 2019.
Miller Brewing Company was founded in 1855 by Frederick J. Miller when he purchased the Plank Road Brewery in Milwaukee, a city he chose as the best place for a brewery given its access to great water. Miller Lite, the original great-tasting light pilsner beer, (MillerLite.com, Facebook.com/MillerLite, @MillerLite on Twitter, YouTube.com/MillerLite) was introduced nationally in 1975 and is among the top-five selling beers in the United States. The brewery’s oldest enduring beer is Miller High Life (MillerHighLife.com, Facebook.com/MillerHighLife, @MillerHighLife on Twitter). Known as the Champagne of Beers, it was introduced in 1903 and still is brewed with the same yeast strain that Miller carried in his pocket from Germany. Miller Genuine Draft (MGD.com, Facebook.com/MillerGenuineDraft, @Miller_Global on Twitter), introduced in
1986, is the original cold-filtered, packaged draft beer.