NASHVILLE NEWCOMER NESTOR ANDRESS RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM "FALLING IN LOVE" TO ITUNES SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Just in time for Valentine's Day, Nashvile newcomer Nestor AnDress releases his debut album, "Falling in Love," to iTunes Sunday, February 14, which can be purchased here.

 

The six song album,"Falling in Love," is not just about falling in love with an individual but with moments, a song and a memory. Andress' new album covers all aspects of love with songs like the title track "Falling In Love" that talks of falling for not just the person but their idiosyncrasies, "Drunk at a Bar" that sings of keeping things interesting with your love and ballad "Watch You Lie" that brings the difficulties of letting love go to the forefront. The up-and-coming singer-songwriter draws from the love he watched between his parents, the hardships of losing his father and daily life experiences as inspiration for his songs.

 

"Music is a universal language that I have seen break barriers between people all over the world and offers common ground as all desire to feel loved, like they matter and they’re a part of something bigger then themselves," says AnDress. "Everyone’s life is a song to be heard. All I want to do is live life, sing about it and hope that my music, lyrics and life will have the best impact on those who listen."

 

The Texas native, who has been captivating fans playing alongside country music mainstays Craig Campbell, Cody Johnson Band, Tracy Lawrence and Jon Pardi, will be hitting the road this Spring.

THIRD ANNUAL BUCKIN WILD MUSIC FEST RETURNS TO LOST CREEK RANCH AND ARENA FOR THREE FULL DAYS OF LIVE MUSIC, CAMPING, BULL RIDING, MUD BOGGING AND MUD DRAGS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Dubbed by Great American Country (GAC) as one of its Top Tours, Festivals + Rockin’ Road Trips, the Third Annual Buckin Wild Music Fest returns to the Lost Creek Ranch and Arena on historic Route 66 west of Erick, Oklahoma, April 15-17.

 

Capturing the hearts of fans all over Western Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle and beyond, with 5,000+ in attendance in its first two years, the highly anticipated festival remains one of the first and only festivals in the area to combine live Country and Red Dirt music, bull riding, camping, and new this year, mud drags and mud bogging, capped off with a high-dollar mud bog bounty hole. Many avid festival-goers have already staked out their campsites from years past, claiming Buckin Wild Music Fest as their own annual tradition.

 

“What’s happening now continues to validate our vision for the Buckin Wild Music Fest of keeping it real,” said Donny G. Liles, the festival’s founder and producer, and Managing Partner of ALL Entertainment LLC.  “In just three years, we already have a first-rate lineup of great talent to deliver fantastic entertainment. This is part of what makes Buckin Wild unique - the connection among the artists and the fans.  On and off the stage, everyone has a great time.”

 

The All-American, home-grown festival is proud to announce its 2016 line-up with headliner, Jamey Johnson, 11-time Grammy Nominee, whose ACM and CMA award winning songs, “In Color” and George Strait’sGive it Away,”  earned him a place in the hearts of Country and Texas music fans forever, is set to perform on the main stage Saturday night.      

 

Joining Johnson on Saturday is the CMA, ACM and CMT nominated Country duo Love and Theft, whose latest single, “Whiskey on My Breath,” a life affirming song of overcoming addiction and experiencing grace is gathering steam.  Recently signed to the iconic Curb Records, Love and Theft is in hot pursuit of another #1 spot on the Billboard charts following their 2013 #1 hit “Angel Eyes.” The duo’s current single shot to the #2 spot on iTunes downloads in January and the video is chugging along toward two million views on YouTube.  

 

Friday night also brings a fired-up roster with headliner, JW Lane and County Road X, with the success of their first two singles, “Weeds” and "Up and Gone," produced by Mike McClure (The Great Divide), and their recent single, “Tease,” this band is a first-rate crowd pleaser with nowhere to go but up. Other hit makers to perform include Ray Scott, Steve Brack, Kaitlin Butts, Elaina Kay, Tyler Wilhelm, Ward Davis, Crossroads and SHEP.  Amarillo-based bands Shotgun Rider and Mike Chism and Hollow Point round out the 2016 roster.

 

The volume will soar higher and the red dirt will fly further than ever at the launch of the festival’s first-ever Buckin Wild Mud Fest, where mud boggers and mud-drag trucks are rolling in to compete in races, vie for the high-dollar Bounty Hole and enjoy the music.  Also on Saturday is the Lost Creek Invitational Bull Riding Competition, set to amp up the Lost Creek Ranch Arena with top-notch riders and bulls currently on the PBR (Professional Bull Riders Association www.pbr.com) circuit.  

 

Buckin Wild Music Fest is proud to team up with the Cystic Fibrosis Oklahoma Chapter once again in 2016 for “adding tomorrows.”

 

The laid back, friendly atmosphere at the beautiful Lost Creek Ranch will again treat both fans and artists to down-home, Western-style hospitality and good eats, supported by a great group of hands - local volunteers and professionals many of whom have been helping since year-one.

 

Tickets and detailed information about the festival are available online at www.buckinwildmusicfest.com. Buckin Wild Music Fest is a “rain or shine” event.  For updates, follow Buckin Wild Music Fest on FacebookTwitter and Instagram and use #BuckinGoodTime.

 

For more information, call 580.799.5973 or email to info@buckinwildmusicfest.com.

SUPERSTAR JASON DERULO SADDLES UP FOR RODEOHOUSTON WITH HELP FROM WORLD CLASS PICK-UP MAN CHASE CERVI

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Only at RodeoHouston does soundcheck include horse riding! Superstar Jason Derulo saddles up for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ Friday, March 4 by entertaining the audience with a stellar performance and his horseback riding skills before the show with help from world-class pick up man, Chase Cervi. After Derulo's debut RodeoHouston performance, he took the saddle once again to ride off the stage in true Rodeo fashion. Check out the action below in the latest episode of “RodeoHouston Unplugged,” hosted by social media correspondents Mark and Jay O’Shea.

 

The hitmaker, who shares the RodeoHouston stage this season with Country Music mainstays Luke Bryan andFlorida Georiga Line, is no stranger to the Country genre. He is set to team up once more with Bryan this Summer for an episode of "CMT Crossroads," following their viral YouTube mash up of Derulo's smash hit "Want to Want Me," and the collaboation with Florida Georgia Line on the remix of their Summer anthem, "This Is How We Roll."

 

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ will continue to take place through March 20, with Cole Swindell taking the stage tonight, March 5. Nightly entertainment to take place throughout the month will include performances by Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban and more. For more information on RodeoHouston and the performance schedule please visit http://www.rodeohouston.com/.

THE BAND PERRY HELPS KICKS-OFF OPENING DAY OF HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW AND RODEO™ WITH NEIL PERRY DRESSED AS RODEOSAURUS

NASHVILLE, TENN. - The Band Perry helped kick-off opening day of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ Tuesday, March 1 with the help of band member Neil Perry who dressed as Rodeosaurus, to try out a new "mascot" for RodeoHouston. On an episode of "RodeoHouston Unplugged," hosted by social media correspondents Mark and Jay O'Shea, Neil Perry of The Band Perry dressed incognito as Rodeosaurus and was escorted around the RodeoHouston grounds to mingle with unsuspecting fans and rodeo-goers before hitting the stage as the openin night entertainment. The video, originally posed on RodeoHouston's Facebook page, has already garnered over 50,000 views in less than 15 hours. Click the video below to watch.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zGhDjWL_II&feature=youtu.be

 

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ will continue to take place through March 20, with Chris Young to take the stage tonight as a part of Armed Forces Appreciation Day. Nightly entertainment to take place through the month will include performances for Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban and more. For more information on RodeoHouston and the performance schedule please visit http://www.rodeohouston.com/.

POP-CONTEMPORARY COUNTRY SINGER BRENNIN RELEASES SELF-TITLED EP TODAY, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -  Known for his guest role as Sullivan Fitzgerald on ABC’s hit series “Nashville,” the sleek singer-songwriter, Brennin, releases his self-titled, 6 song EP today, Friday, February 19, following the recent release ofVince Gill's new album "Down to My Last Bad Habit," featuring Brennin’s latest cut “I Can’t Do This.” The pop-infused debut EP filled with high energy, feel-good love ballads was first premiered on Sounds Like Nashville yesterday and can be purchased on iTunes here.

 

"Lose My Cool," the lead single, tells the tale of the once suave, GQ man falling apart at the sight of a beautiful love interest. From upbeat anthems like "Light It Up," and "Strut," which exemplifies the way a woman’s confidence can light up a room and drive a man crazy, to the slow, sensual serenade "Slow Rise," where Brennin paints a picture of getting lost living in the moment of waking up with the one you love, the EP captures all aspects of love.  

 

“From the Eagles to Michael Jackson to Vince Gill, this record has a little bit of all of my influences. I've been searching for this sound for years and I finally found it," says the multi-instrumentalist, who recently signed with William Morris Endeavour and Deluge Music Publishing.

RED DIRT ROCKER RICH O'TOOLE RELEASES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW SINGLE "BACK TO BACK"

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Following the exclusive streaming premiere on The Boot, Red Dirt rocker, Rich O'Toole, releases his most intimate single to date, "Back to Back," today, Friday, Februrary 12 just in time for the Valentines holiday. The Aggie Alum kicked the release weekend off by serving as a judge for “Aggieland Idol,” a singing competition put on by Texas A&M Baseball to find National Anthem performers yesterday at Olsen Field. A single release party will be held tonight where O'Toole will perform alongside the Josh Abbott Band at Hurricane Harry's in College Station, Texas.  "Back to Back,"  mixed by Billy Decker, known for his work producing Sam Hunt and Kenny Chesney, is available now and can be purchased on iTunes here

 

O’Toole recently joined Morey Management, LA based management team known for their work with Miley Cyrus andDolly Parton, and has moved to Nashville to sharpen his songwriting skills. 

 

The singer-songwriter's prior single "Talk About the Weather," climbed the Texas Radio Charts quickly breaking into the top 10, becoming the rocker's 15th top ten hit on the Texas Radio Charts. The Texas Titan also recently released the highly anticipated emoticon keyboard, TexMoji, with business partner and social media mecca "Sorry, I'm Texan," which was featured on People.com and debuted #2 on Top Paid Apps. The app features Lone Star staples such as the state flag, some of Texas' beloved beverages, tacos and famous landmarks. "If you enjoy using emojis and you're Texan by birth or by heart, then you'll love using TexMojis," says O'Toole, "So let's get to TEXtin' ya'll!" 

 

HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW AND RODEO™ANNOUNCES PERFORMANCE LINE-UP FOR 2016 WORLD'S CHAMPIONSHIP BAR-B-QUE CONTEST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Celebrating 43 years of great barbecue, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ announces the live performance line-up for the World's Champion Bar-B-Que Contest, sponsored by Comcast business, to help kick-off the world's largest livestock show and rodeo. Taking place February 25-27, attendees will get a taste of authentic Country Music, with performances by Old DominionBart CrowPat GreenCameran Nelson, Rich O'Toole and more. 

 

Net proceeds benefit the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™. With each ticket purchased, visitors are treated to a complimentary chopped beef sandwich plate. Guests will get the opportunity to enjoy their complimentary meal on the porch-style area at The Chuck Wagon. This year be sure and stop by the Rockin’ Bar-B-Que Saloon. There are no tent passes required to enjoy either of these venues. An NRG Park Season Pass is $25 and is valid through the run of the contest and the duration of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (March 1 – March 20, 2016). Tickets are available for purchase online at rodeohouston.com/Tickets/HalfPriceCarnivalPacks, or at the contest gates.

 

CONTEST DATES AND TIMES

Thursday, Feb. 25: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 26: noon to 11 p.m.
Saturday, Feb 27: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

TICKETS

Adult (ages 13 and over): $15
Child (ages 3 to 12): $5
Children age 2 and under: Free 

COOKING/JUDGING

Invitational and Go Texan teams feature the most creative in barbecue décor, with pits disguised as fire engines, covered wagons, airplanes, waste disposal trucks, the state of Texas and armadillos, just to name a few. More than
250 teams comprising over 400 entries compete for best overall barbecue. Judging will be held Saturday, Feb. 27. The awards presentation will begin at The Garden at 6 p.m. with the results being announced at 7 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT
The Garden, a festive gathering place inside the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest, will feature street dancing with live entertainment each night. The Garden Stage is sponsored by Miller Lite. The entertainment schedule is as follows:

Thursday, Feb. 25
6:15pm: DJ DU 
7:15: Bri Bagwell 
9:15: Bart Crow

Friday, Feb. 26
2 pm: DJ DU
3 pm: Texas Renegade
5 pm: Cameran Nelson
7:15 pm: Jon Wolfe 
9:15 pm: Kevin Fowler  

Saturday, Feb. 27
11:30 am: DJ DU 
12:30 pm: O’Shea 
2:30 pm : Rich O’Toole 
4:30 pm: Old Dominion 
6 pm: World's Championship Bar-B-Que Contest Awards Ceremony
7:45 pm: Cory Morrow 
9:30 pm: Pat Green

The Rockin’ Bar-B-Que Saloon is open to the public inside the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest and features live entertainment.

Thursday: 7:30 p.m. Texas Renegade
Friday: 7:30 p.m. Bri Bagwell
Saturday: 7:30 p.m. Bri Bagwell
 
The Carnival is open during the contest for family enjoyment of all ages.
Thursday: 6 to 11 p.m.
Friday: 4 to 11 p.m.
Saturday: noon to 11 p.m.

PARKING & RIDE
Visit rodeohouston.com/GuestServices/Transportation/ParkRide for more information.
 
PARKING
Limited parking is available at NRG Park:
Miller Lite Yellow Lot: $20
610 Lot: $20.
 
MEDIA ASSISTANCE AND LOGISTICS
The World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Committee publicity subcommittee will have a media office near the committee area during the contest.
 
For media questions, assistance with sound or video, truck movements within the barbecue area, or with interviews, video and photo opportunities, and other media requirements within the barbecue area, please call:

713.857.4610
713.204.7669
713.206.6566

THESE NUMBERS ARE FOR WCBBQ CONTEST MEDIA INQUIRIES ONLY.

Photos for editorial use only are available upon request. All other Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo media inquiries and requests for media credentials should be directed to the Show at 832.667.1200

 

HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW AND RODEO™ANNOUNCES PERFORMANCE LINE-UP FOR 2016 WORLD'S CHAMPIONSHIP BAR-B-QUE CONTEST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Celebrating 43 years of great barbecue, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ announces the live performance line-up for the World's Champion Bar-B-Que Contest, sponsored by Comcast business, to help kick-off the world's largest livestock show and rodeo. Taking place February 25-27, attendees will get a taste of authentic Country Music, with performances by Old DominionBart CrowPat GreenCameran Nelson, Rich O'Toole and more. 

Net proceeds benefit the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™. With each ticket purchased, visitors are treated to a complimentary chopped beef sandwich plate. Guests will get the opportunity to enjoy their complimentary meal on the porch-style area at The Chuck Wagon. This year be sure and stop by the Rockin’ Bar-B-Que Saloon. There are no tent passes required to enjoy either of these venues. An NRG Park Season Pass is $25 and is valid through the run of the contest and the duration of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (March 1 – March 20, 2016). Tickets are available for purchase online at rodeohouston.com/Tickets/HalfPriceCarnivalPacks, or at the contest gates.

CONTEST DATES AND TIMES

Thursday, Feb. 25: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 26: noon to 11 p.m.
Saturday, Feb 27: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

TICKETS

Adult (ages 13 and over): $15
Child (ages 3 to 12): $5
Children age 2 and under: Free 

COOKING/JUDGING

Invitational and Go Texan teams feature the most creative in barbecue décor, with pits disguised as fire engines, covered wagons, airplanes, waste disposal trucks, the state of Texas and armadillos, just to name a few. More than
250 teams comprising over 400 entries compete for best overall barbecue. Judging will be held Saturday, Feb. 27. The awards presentation will begin at The Garden at 6 p.m. with the results being announced at 7 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT
The Garden, a festive gathering place inside the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest, will feature street dancing with live entertainment each night. The Garden Stage is sponsored by Miller Lite. The entertainment schedule is as follows:

Thursday, Feb. 25
6:15pm: DJ DU 
7:15: Bri Bagwell 
9:15: Bart Crow

Friday, Feb. 26
2 pm: DJ DU
3 pm: Texas Renegade
5 pm: Cameran Nelson
7:15 pm: Jon Wolfe 
9:15 pm: Kevin Fowler  

Saturday, Feb. 27
11:30 am: DJ DU 
12:30 pm: O’Shea 
2:30 pm : Rich O’Toole 
4:30 pm: Old Dominion 
6 pm: World's Championship Bar-B-Que Contest Awards Ceremony
7:45 pm: Cory Morrow 
9:30 pm: Pat Green

The Rockin’ Bar-B-Que Saloon is open to the public inside the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest and features live entertainment.

Thursday: 7:30 p.m. Texas Renegade
Friday: 7:30 p.m. Bri Bagwell
Saturday: 7:30 p.m. Bri Bagwell
 
The Carnival is open during the contest for family enjoyment of all ages.
Thursday: 6 to 11 p.m.
Friday: 4 to 11 p.m.
Saturday: noon to 11 p.m.

PARKING & RIDE
Visit rodeohouston.com/GuestServices/Transportation/ParkRide for more information.
 
PARKING
Limited parking is available at NRG Park:
Miller Lite Yellow Lot: $20
610 Lot: $20.
 
MEDIA ASSISTANCE AND LOGISTICS
The World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Committee publicity subcommittee will have a media office near the committee area during the contest.
 
For media questions, assistance with sound or video, truck movements within the barbecue area, or with interviews, video and photo opportunities, and other media requirements within the barbecue area, please call:

713.857.4610
713.204.7669
713.206.6566

THESE NUMBERS ARE FOR WCBBQ CONTEST MEDIA INQUIRIES ONLY.

Photos for editorial use only are available upon request. All other Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo media inquiries and requests for media credentials should be directed to the Show at 832.667.1200

LATIUM/RCA NASHVILLE RECORDING ARTIST SAMMY ARRIAGA EXCLUSIVELY PREMIERES OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR "COLD IN MIAMI" ACROSS ALL CMT PLATFORMS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Latium/RCA Nashville recording artist, Sammy Arriaga, has been selected for CMT’s “Artist Discovery” campaign. The network exclusively premiered the official video for his current single “Cold In Miami,” today, Monday, January 11 across all CMT platforms, including the 24/7 digital music channel CMT Music, CMT.com and the CMT Artists app, which can be viewed here.
 
The rising Cuban-American Country artist returned to his roots of Miami, Florida to film the highly anticipated music video, directed by David Rousseau, also a Miami native, known for his work with artists such as Pitbull, Marc Anthony, Lil Wayne, Christina Aguilera, Enrique Iglesias and Nicki Minaj. In the reminiscent song of lost love, Arriaga uses his infectious and uniquely chilling sound to bring “Cold In Miami” alive.
 
Dubbed by The Miami Herald as "the next artist to emerge on the Country music scene from Miami since The Mavericks," Arriaga is continuing to work on new music under LA-based manager Charles Chavez, CEO of Latium Entertainment. His highly anticipated new single, "Cold In Miami," was premiered on Sirius XM The Highway's On the Horizon and was released to Spotify and iTunes, where it was named one of Apple Music's "Hot Tracks"alongside Blake Shelton and George Strait. The single can be purchased HERE.
 
The esteemed singer-songwriter has been captivating audiences across the country with his infectious style, performing alongside popular chart-topping acts such as the ACM-nominated duo Love and Theft, The Voice winner Cassadee Pope and Country music staple Trace Adkins. Integrating his Latin heritage into his music, Arriaga incorporates various rhythmic elements that put a unique spin on today’s Country sound, blazing new trails and filling a niche that Country music has not yet experienced.

HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW AND RODEO™ ANNOUNCES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED 2016 RodeoHouston® ENTERTAINER LINEUP

Tickets On Sale Saturday, January 16, 10 AM 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. –  The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo sets the stage for 21 of music’s hottest stars to perform during the 2016 Show, March 1 – 20.

“The variety in this year’s entertainer lineup makes it one of the most exciting in RODEOHOUSTON history! These stars, as a group, have won everything from Teen Choice and Latin GRAMMY® awards to all of the country music honors," said Joel Cowley, president and CEO of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. “And with our family friendly ticket pricing, our fans can enjoy the full spectrum of entertainment at our legendary event.”
 

Tickets go on sale Saturday, Jan. 16, at 10 a.m. through AXS Ticketing via rodeohouston.com. The online Waiting Room opens at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, and the store opens at 10 a.m., with fans chosen at random to purchase tickets, no matter what time they entered the Waiting Room. To make the process easier on Saturday, ticket buyers can register any time at axs.com/rodeohouston_registration. Visit rodeohouston.com/Tickets/RODEOHOUSTONTickets to view all RODEOHOUSTON ticket options. 

 
2016 RODEOHOUSTON LINEUP

The following 21 entertainers slated to perform during the 2016 Show have garnered 14 GRAMMY® awards, two Latin GRAMMY® awards, 88 Academy of Country music awards and six Teen Choice Awards. Four of the 2016 entertainers are members of the Grand Ole Opry — Little Big Town, Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker and Keith Urban. 
 

INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE RODEO TICKETS – ON SALE SATURDAY, JAN. 16, 2016 
 
Rodeo ticket prices range from $10 to $86, plus applicable fees. 
  • Upper Level Value Wednesday: $10
  • Upper Level: $18
  • Loge Level: $21
  • Action, Field and Club Level: $24 to $86
    The majority of these seats have been sold as season tickets; however, single tickets (no two seats together) may be available.
 
Individual Rodeo tickets may be purchased in the following ways:
 
Admission into the Waiting Room will speed up the ticketing process by allowing each customer to log in to his/her MyAXS account and enter payment information in preparation for the sale.
  • Please note: a place in the Waiting Room does not guarantee ticket availability.

  • Beginning at 10 a.m., customers who entered the Waiting Room between 9:30 and 9:59 a.m. will be randomly selected to enter the store to purchase tickets. A customer entering the Waiting Room at 9:59 a.m. has the same chance to be chosen at random as the customer who entered the Waiting Room at 9:30 a.m.

  • Those arriving after 10 a.m. will be placed in line behind those who were in the Waiting Room by 9:59 a.m.

  • Each performance is sold separately; therefore, to purchase tickets for additional performances, customers will be placed back in line after each purchase.

 
Additional purchasing options:
  •  by phone at 855.239.7207; or

  •  in person beginning Monday, Jan. 18, at the NRG Park Box Office, with no service charge.

 
 A 10-ticket purchase limit is set for all 20 performances through the first day of public sales, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016. 
SEASON TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE (Loge and Upper Level)
  • Season ticket options start as low as $336 per seat, plus handling.

  • There is a four-ticket purchase limit per household.

  •  Season tickets are available online at rodeohouston.com/Tickets/SeasonTickets; or call the Rodeo Ticket Office at 832.667.1080.

 

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