HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW AND RODEO ANNOUNCES CODY JOHNSON AS NEW ENTERTAINER FOR 2017 LINEUP

To Replace Old Dominion after Unexpected Death in Family

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ officials have announced that Cody Johnson will be the new entertainer for the March 8 performance of RodeoHouston® in NRG Stadium after Old Dominion had to cancel due to a death in one of the member's immediate family.

 

“Cody Johnson will be a great addition to our 2017 RodeoHouston lineup,” said Joel Cowley, the Show’s president and CEO. “We welcome this talented Texas singer to our stage as we honor the men and women of our military on Armed Forces Appreciation Day.”

 

Previously purchased tickets for March 8, regardless of the entertainer name on the tickets, are still valid. For those fans who want refunds for the March 8 performance, please visit rodeohouston.com/updates for instructions.

 

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo runs March 7-26, 2017.

POP-CONTEMPORARY COUNTRY SINGER BRENNIN RELEASES NEW SINGLE "RIP OFF THE REARVIEW" FEATURING COUNTRY MUSIC ICON VINCE GILL TODAY, FRIDAY, MARCH 3

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Following the exclusive premiere on Rolling Stone Country, the sleek country singer-songewriter, Brennin, announces the release of his latest single "Rip Off The Rearview," featuring country music icon Vince Gill, today, Friday March 3. Partnering with YWCA of Nashville and Middle Tennessee, 50% of iTunes sales on the track will go towards victims of domestic violence as one in four women experience domestic abuse in their lifetime.

 

Known for his guest role as Sullivan Fitzgerald on the former ABC hit series, "Nashville," Brennin has toured and opened for artists, such as Tracy Lawrence, Lee Ann Womack, and Charlie Daniels Band, across the US and Canada and appeared on numerous television shows, include the Ellen Degeneres Show and The X-Factor, where Simon Cowell praised the talented singer as having a "brilliant voice, with a great charisma that could be turned into a great artist." After signing to William Morris Endeavor and Deluge Music, the singer-songwriter earned his cut, "I Can't Do This," on Vince Gill's 2016 album "Down To My Last Bad Habit" and was featured in Rolling Stone Country's "10 New Country Artists You Need To Know."

 

 

Fans can purchase the new track on iTunes here and watch for the new music video to follow.

THE UNDERDOG AARON WATSON TO RECORD LIVE CD AND DVD OF RODEOHOUSTON PERFORMANCE

In Celebration of New Album Release

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - In celebration of the release of his latest album, Vaquero, The Underdog Aaron Watson announces that he will be recording a live CD/DVD on Tuesday, March 7 during his opening night performance at RodeoHouston. Fans are invited to be a part of this historic night and can purchase tickets here.

 

Vaquero debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes Country Albums chart, as well as No. 2 on the iTunes All Genre Albums chart. The album is the follow-up to the history-making album The Underdog, which debuted as No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, making Watson the first-ever independent, male country artist to debut in the coveted top spot. Texas Monthly shares an in-depth story about the honky-tonk kid's impressive rise in their March print issue.

RISING SONGSTRESS JORDYN MALLORY RELEASES NEW SONG "I FOUND FAITH" TODAY, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24

Following Exclusive Premiere on Whiskey Riff

 

Nashville, Tenn. - Following the exclusive premiere on Whiskey Riff, rising songstress Jordyn Mallory announces the release of her latest song "I Found Faith (and Tim)" today, February 24, 2017. The double entrendre hymn was inspired by the music of country music icons Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, who greatly influenced the former American Idol contestant's music career.

 

Most recently known for co-writing "Separate Ways" off of counry music superstar Kip Moore's latest EP, Underground, the Mississippi girl has shared the stage with country legend Loretta Lynn, as well as artists such as Jake Owen, Eric Church, and Colt Ford. The music video for her last single was released by CMT as part of their Artist Discovery campaign in 2016, where the video landed her over 300,000 views.

 

Fans can purchase the new track on iTunes here.

NASHVILLE RECORDING ARTIST AUSTIN WAHLERT PERFORMS AT RFD-TV'S THE AMERICAN AT AT&T STADIUM

Following Performance in the FanZone for The American Semi-Finals at the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - On Sunday, February 19, Nashville recording artist and former professional bull rider Austin Wahlert performed at RFD-TV's The American presented by Polaris Ranger at the legendary AT&T Stadium, following in the footsteps of country music superstars such as Justin Moore, Jewel, and William Michael Morgan.

The Colorado-native and Rocky Mountain CMA Songwriter of the Year performed his single "Thin Blue Line," a song that was written in memory of those lost in the Dallas police shooting, to honor first responders and military at the event. His performance was preceded by a one-hour concert on Friday, February 17 in the FanZone for The American Semi-Finals at the historic Fort Worth Stockyards.
 

Wahlert, who also performed at the 10th Round at the Wrangler's National Finals Rodeo in 2014 and the Mandalay Bay Stage in December of 2016, has had great success in both America and Europe, where his song "Long Live Cowboys" hit #7 on the international chart and broke the top 100 on the pop chart. His latest album I WILL WIN has been described by Real American Cowboy Magazine as a "ballsy album with songs that challenge your realities and make you swell inside, some even make you re-commit to things that you've left behind." The album can be purchased here.

HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW AND RODEO™ ANNOUNCES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED 2017 RODEOHOUSTON® ENTERTAINER LINEUP

Surprise Guest Artist Aaron Watson Makes Live Announcement on Facebook

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - In anticipation of one of the world's largest live entertainment and livestock exhibitions, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ took to Facebook Live at midnight on Monday, January 9 to announce their 2017 entertainer lineup. Surprise guest and opening night entertainer Aaron Watson made the official announcement in front of a select group of media and 60 lucky fans.

 

The lineup features some of the biggest names in today's music including The Chainsmokers, Willie Nelson, Sam Hunt, Fifth Harmony, Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, and more. For a full list of performers, see the lineup calendar below.More than half of the star-studded entertainer lineup scheduled to perform at RODEOHOUSTON® will take the rotating stage for the first time in 2017. "With a number of RODEOHOUSTON® veterans and entertainers who are new to the rotating stage, the March entertainment schedule is set," said Joel Cowley, president and CEO of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™. "Houstonians can see a diverse offering of incredibly talented artists at truly affordable prices."

 

Tickets will go on sale Saturday, January 14 at 10:00 am. Visit rodeohouston.com for more information.

 

In addition to the rotating main stage entertainment, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ will also present live performances at the Show's very own honky tonk, The Hideout, as well as the World's Championship Bar-B-Que Contest's Miller Lite Stage at The Garden. Artists include Bri Bagwell, Cameran Nelson, Josh Ward, Rich O'Toole, Cory Morrow, and more.

DUSTIN LYNCH JOINS STAR-STUDDED MUSICAL LINEUP DURING PBR FINALS WEEK

NASHVILLE, Tenn.– PBR (Professional Bull Riders) has announced an additional music act to an already star-studded musical lineup that will perform for fans during PBR Finals Week in Las Vegas (Oct. 29 – Nov. 6). Joining the list of star power is popular country music artist, Dustin Lynch.
Lynch, who grew up watching PBR with his dad, will join other confirmed artists, Colt Ford, Lita Ford, Jerrod Niemann, Warrant, Kyle Park, George Thorogood & the Destroyers, Rick Springfield and the headliner, Steven Tyler, who recently recorded PBR's new anthem, "Hold On (Won't Let Go)."
Cumulatively, the artists performing during PBR Finals Week have sold more than 200 million records.

 

With three consecutive No. 1s, two Top 5 albums, platinum-level sales and back-to back summers on one of the biggest tours in country music, Lynch has been on a steady path toward superstardom. But now with the release of “Seein’ Red,” the Broken Bow recording artist is shifting into high gear.
The first single from Lynch’s soon-to-be-announced third album, “Seein’ Red” is a fist-pumping blast of intensity full of flirtatious heat and tangled-up passion, and the next step in the Tennessee native’s evolution. Lynch has just finished his second tour in a row with master showman and ACM Entertainer of the Year, Luke Bryan.

“The PBR has been a part of my whole life. Growing up my dad and I would count down the minutes to watching it on TV,” Lynch said. “I'm a huge fan and it's an honor to be associated with such an iconic and badass sport and be a part of the Finals.”

 

The concerts, that will be held throughout the week that PBR crowns its world champion, will be comprised of both free shows on Toshiba Plaza outside T-Mobile® Arena as well as special performances for fans attending the PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals in the new venue and the PBR BlueDEF Finals earlier in the week at South Point Arena & Equestrian Center
Leading up the PBR World Finals, several artists will be performing inside South Point Arena & Equestrian Center, home of the BlueDEF Finals. Casey Donahew Band is performing Sunday, Oct. 30 at 9:30 p.m. and Neal McCoy will hit the stage Monday, Oct. 31 at 9:30 p.m. after the action on the dirt concludes. While in the Fan Zone artists that will be performing include: Natalie Stovall & The Drive, Justin Adams, Andy Velo, Sierra Black, The Morrison Brothers, Leah Turner, Baylor Wilson, Luke Kaufman, Brennin and Ashley McBryde.

 

PBR Finals Week offers fans an expanded, enhanced, eight-day competition, from Saturday, Oct. 29 through Sunday, Nov. 6, including the sport’s top two tour championships and featuring more than 70 of the world’s top bull riders and roughly 700 of the best bulls in the business. More than $3.5 million in prize money will be awarded to the athletes and bulls, including $1 million for the 2016 PBR World Champion.

 

Tickets for the 2016 PBR World Finals range in price from $36 to $251 and can be purchased at www.axs.com or by calling the PBR’s customer service department at (800) 732-1727. Tickets for the BlueDEF Finals, which will begin at 7 p.m. each day, Saturday, Oct. 29, through Monday, Oct. 31, can be purchased online at www.Ticketmaster.com and by telephone at (800) 745-3000.  Tickets are available for $25 (general admission), $40 (reserved seating) and $100 (three-day reserved seating package).

RISING HITMAKER ERIK DYLAN ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF NEW ALBUM "HEART OF A FLATLAND BOY" TODAY, OCTOBER 21

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - This morning, rising hitmaker Erik Dylan appeared on Coffee, Country & Cody to discuss the release of his latest album, Heart of a Flatland Boy, today, Friday, October 21. The project, which Dylan produced alongside Randy Montanna and Paul Cossette at OmniSound Studios, was written in entirety by Dylan and a handful of his favorite songwriters including Montanna, Driver Williams, Douglas Waterman, Westin Davis, Andrew DeRoberts, Jake Mitchell, and Adam James.

 

Describing Heart of a Flatland Boy,  Dylan says,"This album is 100% organic. No fluff. No bullshit. I played guitar and tracked vocals live with the band in the studio and I truly love what happened. It's not perfect--and I didn't want it to be perfect. I wanted it to be me."

 

Most recently known for co-writing "My Kind" off of country music superstar Kip Moore's latest EP, Underground, Dylan was originally discovered by Moore and has had cuts from many other country music mainstays, including Eric Paslay, Justin Moore, and Eli Young Band. The singer-songwriter has also shared the stage with some of the biggest names in music, such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Reckless Kelly, Emmylou Harris, and Rodney Crowell.  Fans can purchase Heart of a Flatland Boy here.

 

TWISTED J APPAREL ANNOUNCES GRAND OPENING FOR NEW STORE IN STEPHENVILLE, TX

With an Action-Packed Day of Live Music and Giveways on September 17

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Just in time for the Cowboy Capital of the World PRCA Rodeo, rustic and free-spirited apparel company Twisted J announces the grand opening of their new clothing store in Stephenville, TX. The new boutique, which includes a stage for live music, a full-service bar, and a studio for affiliated Texas Home Grown Radio, will open its doors to the public for the first time in their new location on Saturday, September 17 at 10:00 AM. The action-packed event will offer a full day of live music from local musicians, prize giveaways, food trucks, and a silent auction to benefit Erath County Veterans.

 

Launched in 2011, Twisted J is a 100% family-owned company owned by cowboy and team roper Cody Johnson that offers not only a country-inspired apparel line, but also custom apparel services, such as screen printing and embroidery. The company has the latest state-of-the-art machinery and a staff that has undergone extensive and long hours or training in order to provide their customers with high quality clothing.

 

Twisted J also sponsors cowboys and artists alike and is the official producer of the t-shirt for Steven Tyler's Janie's Fund, an organization that brings hope and healing to young girls who have experienced abuse and neglect.

 

COUNTRY ROCKER STEVIE MONCE PREMIERES NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR "EVERYTHING'S BETTER WITH A BUZZ" ON COUNTRY REBEL

With Over 35,000 Views
 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The world's largest country music network, Country Rebel, exclusively premiered Country Rocker Stevie Monce's new action-packed music video for his latest single, "Everything's Better with a Buzz," on Wednesday, August 24. The video, which already has over 35,000 views,  features an appearance by country music star Michael Ray. Co-written by seasoned songwriter Jesse Rice and country star Stephen Barker Liles of Love and Theft, the track was released on Sunday, August 1.

 

Based out of Nashville, Monce is known for his unique style of music which combines classic rock 'n' roll with a distinct southern flair. His latest EP, TN.EP, can now be found on iTunes and Spotify, along with his latest single "Everything's Better with a Buzz." Monce, who has shared the stage with many country music mainstays such as Love and Theft, Michael Ray, Zac Brown, and Cole Swindell, is currently on the road for a radio tour which takes him throughout Kentucky, Indiana, Iowa, Georgia, New York, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Florida, and Tennessee.

 

Fans can purchase "Everything's Better with a Buzz" on iTunes here.

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