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.

 

TIN ROOF REVIVAL LOVE YOUR MELON NIGHT TO BENEFIT CURESEARCH, PINKY SWEAR FOUNDATION AND TOYS FOR TOTS IN NASHVILLE, TN, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -  In light of the holiday season, Tin Roof Revival will host Love Your Melon Night at Tin Roof in Nashville, Tennessee on Tuesday, December 15 at 7:00PM. Ten percent of proceeds will benefit Love Your Melon partners, CureSearch and Pinky Swear Foundation. Love Your Melon hats will also be for sale to support the cause. For every hat sold, 50% of the proceeds go to children and their families battling cancer. Attendees are also encouraged to bring a toy for a Toys for Tots donation. Performers to include Dean Alexander, Bobby Pinson, Rainey Qualley, Channing Wilson, Rob Snyder, Mandy McMillan, Nestor AnDress, Luke Combs, Ronnie Bowman and more.  

 

"Christmas wouldn't have been the same without help from the Marines and Toys for Tots after my parents passed away when I was a kid," says Alexander, "it made a huge difference in my life and my Christmas that year. I always wanted to return the favor and make a difference in other people’s lives the way the Marine's did for me."

 

What: Tin Roof Revival Love Your Melon Night
When: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 @ 7:00PM
Where: Tin Roof Nashville 
Tickets: Encouraged to bring a toy for Toys for Tots but admission is FREE.

 

Please contact us if you are interested in attending the event for coverage or knowing more about Dean Alexander's Toys for Tots story for precoverage.

 

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About Love Your Melon: 
Love Your Melon began as 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, run by college students that started this project with a mission to put a hat on every child battling cancer in America. For every hat they sold, another identical hat was given to a child battling cancer. Through funding from this Buy One - Give One program and hat donations, the Love Your Melon Foundation has provided therapeutic entertainment and comfy hats to children battling cancer during the difficult cancer treatment process.

As of early this year, Love Your Melon has sold enough hats to put a hat on every child in America battling cancer. Their new mission is to donate 45,000 hats by the end of 2015 to children battling cancer and donate $1,000,000 to CureSearch Foundation & Pinky Swear Foundation by the end of 2015 from taking 50% of every hat sold and donating it to both organizations. Pinky Swear Foundations helps families in need with financial relief with medical bills, food, gas, etc. CureSearch helps fund Cancer Research. All of Love Your Melon products are made in the U.S.A.

 

About Toys for Tots:

Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity is the fundraising, funding and support organization for the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.  The Foundation was created at the behest of the U. S. Marine Corps and provides support in accordance with a Memorandum of Understanding with the Commander, Marine Forces Reserve, who directs the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.  The Foundation has supported Toys for Tots since 1991.

TEXAS COUNTRY ROCKER CAMERAN NELSON RELEASES SOPHOMORE ALBUM TO ITUNES TODAY FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Following the exclusive streaming premiere on The Boot, Texas Country Rocker, Cameran Nelson, releases his highly anticipated sophomore album, "Good Thing Going," today, Friday, Decemeber 4. The album is available on iTunes here

The Texas native's sophomore album will include his latest single, "Nothin's Got Nothin'," a sexy feel-good song that continues to climb the Texas Music Chart and Texas Regional Radio Report and leaves nothing to the imagination for fans. The project will also include chart-toppers “Shotgun” and “You Can Still Wear White," along with "Beer Lease," a humorous song Nelson collaborated on with Texas Country’s cheeky crooner Kevin Fowler.

Nelson, who recently joined Thirty Tigers management roster and signed a distribution deal with Smith Music, continues to captivate fans across the nation with his energetic show, performing with Country music mainstays Lee BriceDustin Lynch, Randy Rogers BandJack Ingram and many more. 

 

MULTI-GRAMMY NOMINATED DUO DAILEY & VINCENT CELEBRATE 2015 REGIONAL EMMY® NOMINATION

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Following the release of their #1 Billboard Bluegrass charting album, "Dailey & Vincent - ALIVE! In Concert," and the premiere of their first national TV series The Dailey & Vincent Show on RFD-TV,  the multi-Grammy nominated duo celebrate their nomination for a 2015 Midsouth Regional Emmy® nomination. The award winning duo is nominated in the Entertainment Program category for their Dailey & Vincent - ALIVE! In Concert, which has been aired on PBS in over 84 markets with an estimate of over 1 million impressions.  

"We had a great time producing our public television special," said Darrin Vincent, "it was a lot of hard work and it feels really good to be recognized by the Emmy’s for our hard work." 

Also nominated are Executive Producer – Zac Koffler of APEX Entertainment Management, Patrick Tolhill of Patrick Tolhill Productions, and Adam Mills of High End TV. The Midsouth Regional Emmy awards will take place February 27, 2016.  

“When Darrin and I first begin dreaming of a public television special, we couldn’t wait to put our thoughts, hearts and feelings into it, hoping that the people who watched would feel what we felt while we produced and performed on our own show creation," said Jamie Dailey, "now, to receive an Emmy® nomination for our efforts is just overwhelming. We feel so blessed and thankful.”

Gracing stages nationwide at historic venues such as Carnegie Hall, Library of Congress (Coolidge Auditorium), and the Ryman Auditorium with their distinct sonic hybrid of bluegrass, country and gospel influences, the duo went on to tape their first ever LIVE CD/DVD and Public Television concert special at The Hylton Performing Arts Center. The live CD and DVD are both available for purchase at all Old Cracker Barrel Country Stores nationwide and CrackerBarrel.com

Following Dailey & Vincent's return to Carnegie Hall on January 25, 1016, they will hold their 2016 WaterFest Cruise on Feb. 14-20, 2016. The cruise to the Western Caribbean will feature performances from Dailey & Vincent, Ricky Skaggs, Jimmy Fortune of the Statler Brothers, and more.  For cruise tickets reservations, call (844) 233-3393.  For more information on LandFest, including performers, ticket information, and more, visit daileyandvincent.com.

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