HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW AND RODEO™ INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION SETS THE STAGE FOR 2016 RODEO UNCORKED! EVENTS

Champion wines were awarded from thousands of wines at the 2016 Rodeo Uncorked!® International Wine Competition, held Nov. 14 – 15, 2015, at NRG Center.

The 2016 International Wine Competition judging boasted nearly 2,500 entries from approximately 20 different countries, including Chile, Croatia, France, New Zealand and Portugal. The competition also received 181 entries from the 2016 featured region, The Pacific Northwest, which includes wine-making regions of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia.  Texas wineries alone represented 267 entries.

The 2016 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition champions are:

  • Grand Champion Best of Show – Orin Swift Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, Mercury Head, Napa Valley, 2013
  • Reserve Grand Champion Best of Show – B.R. Cohn Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, Olive Hill Estate, Sonoma Valley, 2013
  • Top Texas Wine – Pedernales Cellars Viognier, Texas, 2014
  • Top Sparkling Wine – La Gioiosa Prosecco Superiore DOCG, Valdobbiadene, NV
  • Top White Wine – B.R. Cohn Winery Chardonnay, Sangiacomo Vineyard, Carneros, 2014
  • Top Red Wine – Mercer Estates Reserve Cavalie, Horse Heaven Hills, 2012
  • Top Region Wine – Mercer Estates Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, 2012
  • Top Sweet Wine – J. Lohr Late Harvest White Riesling, Arroyo Secco, 2014
  • Top Value Wine – Harken Chardonnay, Barrel Fermented, California 2014
  • Top All-Around Winery – Sutter Home Family Vineyards
  • Top Region Wine Company – Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
  • Top Wine Company – Tinchero Family Estates

All champion wines will be auctioned at the Rodeo Uncorked! Champion Wine Auction and Dinner Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, and paired with competing dishes from top chefs at the Roundup and Best Bites Competition, Sunday, Feb. 21.

Visitors to the 2016 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo can enjoy a selection of award-winning wines by the glass or bottle at the Rodeo Uncorked! Champion Wine Garden, located in Carruth Plaza at NRG Park. For more information on tickets and events in the Champion Wine Garden, visit rodeohouston.com.

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MANAGER MARC RUCKER PARTNERS WITH PARALLEL ENTERTAINMENT NASHVILLE

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Parallel Entertainment-Nashville has expanded their management team to support new beginnings and growth within the company with the addition of manager, Marc Rucker, and signing new artist, Ryan Beaver to Parallel's artist roster.  

 

“The combination of Parallel’s all encompassing knowledge of the entertainment industry coupled with my experience will provide a strong foundation for the new Nashville home of Parallel Entertainment," says Rucker. "Our focus in Nashville will be specifically on musical artists and growing the careers of those who are both new and established. I’m excited to be working along side some of the best in the business in JP, Tim Hunze and Hannah Showmaker Wilson.” 

 

Rucker comes to Parallel Entertainment from Crush Music where he worked with industry staple John Grady, managing country songstress Ashley Monroe, Nashville duo Striking Matches and independent artist Ryan Beaver. Prior to this he was at Huskins-Harris Business Management working with hit makers Chris Young, Jerrod Niemann and Frankie Ballard. Rucker is also a founding board member of Young Entertainment Professional's (YEP).

 

"We are very excited to have Marc be a part of our family. He is a really great addition to the Parallel team and we look forward to our future together," says J.P. Williams, CEO of Parallel Entertainment.  

 

Ryan Beaver, who was named one of Rolling Stone's artist to watch of the Fall, will be joining the Parallel team for management representation. Beaver released his first single, "Dark," which was dubbed by Stereogum's Caitlin White as “the strongest country song I’ve heard all year.”  His upcoming album "Rx," is set for an early 2016 release.

MULTI-GRAMMY NOMINATED DUO AND PRESENTING SPONSOR SPRINGER MOUNTAIN FARMS PROUDLY ANNOUNCE THE FOURTH ANNUAL DAILEY & VINCENT LANDFEST


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Due to the overwhelming success of this year’s Dailey & Vincent LandFest, the multi-Grammy nominated duo Dailey & Vincent are proud to announce their return to Denton, N.C. for the Fourth Annual Dailey & Vincent LandFest, presented by Springer Mountain Farms and Denton FarmPark, September 15–17, 2016.

The three-day festival will include great music, camping, fellowship and all around fun for fans with one of the best lineups of Bluegrass and Country music. The star-studded LandFest lineup features staples for all evenings, which can be viewed below. Fans can reserve a premium camping area and guaranteed spot in the first 13 rows for all performances with the 3-day festival pass. Day passes and camping registration are also available and may be purchased here. View the full 2016 festival details by visiting www.daileyvincentfest.com or calling (336) 859-2755.


THURSDAY: SEP 15

Bethel Universtiy's Renaissance Bluegrass Band

Bruse Molsky

Feller & Hill & Bluegrass Buckaroos

Balsam Range

FRIDAY:  SEP 16

Breaking Grass

The Gibson Brothers

Earls of Leicester

Dailey & Vincent

SATURDAY:  SEP 17

The Spinney Brother

Flatt Lonesome

Jimmy Fortune

Larry Sparks

Dailey & Vincent with Jimmy Fortune

Dailey & Vincent also invite fans to join them at sea to cruise the Western Caribbean for the Dailey & Vincent WaterFest Cruise February 14–20, 2016 for seven sizzling days of sun, beaches, music and more. The cruise 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.

 

RISING CUBAN-AMERICAN COUNTRY ARTIST SAMMY ARRIAGA INKS DEAL WITH  SONY/ATV MUSIC PUBLISHING 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Following the premiere of his new single "Cold In Miami" on Sirius XM The Highway's "On the Horizon," and his recent visit to Sirius XM The Highway's Music Row Happy Hour, rising Cuban-American Country artist, Sammy Arriaga, inks deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing today.

 

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 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. Arriaga is blazing new trails and filling a niche that Country music has not yet experienced.

 

TEXAS COUNTRY ROCKER CAMERAN NELSON'S SOPHOMORE ALBUM  NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER TODAY FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – After joining the Thirty Tigers management roster and signing a distribution deal with Smith Music, Texas Country Rocker, Cameran Nelson announces his highly anticipated sophmore album, "Good Thing Going," available for pre-order on iTunes today Friday, October 30.

The Texas native's sophomore album, slated for a Friday, December 4 release, wil include his latest single, "Nothin's Got Nothin'," a sexy feel-good song that continues to climb the Texas Regional Radio Charts 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 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.

RISING COUNTRY CROONER DEAN ALEXANDER RELEASES CHILLING SINGLE "PRETTY LITTLE CEMETERY" IN TIME FOR THE HALLOWEEN HOLIDAY

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -Dubbed by Country Weekly as "One to Watch," rising country crooner, Dean Alexander, releases his haunting new single "Pretty Little Cemetery," which is out of the casket just in time for the Halloween holiday. The single can be streamed on Spotify here, and can be purchased on iTunes here. Listen to the track on SoundCloud here.  

Following the success of "Live A Little," named one of "Tomorrow's Hits" by Billboard, which was released through Elektra Nashville (Warner Music Group division), Alexander went on to co-write "If My Heart Can Handle It," which was featured on ABC's award winning series, "Nashville."

According to Alexander, he is more motivated than ever to be authentic and make music he is proud of. The singer-songwriter has started working on a new project with an old friend, writer and producer, Danny Myrick ("She's Country" by Jason Aldean). Myrick descirbes the project, "equal parts Sergio Leone spaghetti western, midnight Tarentino desert roadhouse, Dick Dale and Dwight Yoakam on steroids," adding, "Dean Alexander has found a new sound. He calls it "Acid Western," I call it badass." 

Alexander will release "Pretty Little Cemetery," and forthcoming track, "Super Casanova," as a limited edition 7' vinyl single with HITS In The Sticks Records. He is continuing to work on new music and planning for an EP release in 2016.

MULTI-GRAMMY NOMINATED DUO DAILEY & VINCENT CELEBRATE 90TH GRAND OLE OPRY PERFORMANCE DURING THE OPRY'S 90TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATON

NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Last night was a special evening as the "Rockstars of Bluegrass" (dubbed by CMT), Dailey & Vincent, as they celebrated their 90th performance at The Grand Ole Opry during the Opry’s 90th Birthday Celebration. In light of such milestones, Dailey & Vincent took the stage with Country music mainstay Dierks Bentley, who was celebrating his 10th anniversary as an Opry member. They shared their love for Bluegrass with a collaborative performance of "Rovin' Gambler."  
 
Following the performances, the award-winning duo headed to the Opry Shop to sign copies of their DVD, "Dailey & Vincent - ALIVE! In Concert," which debuted at #2 across all genres on the Billboard Music Video Sales Chart following the Foo Fighters.

RISING COUNTRY MUSIC SENSATION SAMMY ARRIAGA PREMIERES NEW SINGLE ON SIRIUS XM THE HIGHWAY'S "ON THE HORIZON"ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

Now Available on iTunes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Rising Cuban Country sensation, Sammy Arriaga, brings his Latin-infused sound to Sirius XM The Highway’s “On the Horizon” with the premiere of his new single “Cold In Miami” on Saturday, September 26th. The highly-anticipated single was recently released to iTunes and Spotify.
 
"On the Horizon" is known for searching far and wide to find the best new and unheard country music to showcase. The show airs every Saturday at 12pm ET and rebroadcasts every Saturday evening at 7pm and 11pm and every four hours on Sundays.
 
"I'm excited for the world to finally hear the new material, especially premiering on XM The Highway's "On The Horizon" where some of my favorite acts broke out from," said Arriaga, "I feel blessed."
 
In the reminiscent song of lost love, Arriaga uses his infectious and uniquely chilling sound to bring “Cold In Miami” alive on the airwaves. Integrating his Latin heritage into his music, Arriaga incorporates various rhythmic elements that put a unique spin on today’s Country sound.
 
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 winnerCassadee Pope and Country music staple Trace Adkins. Arriaga is blazing new trails and filling a niche that Country music has not yet experienced.

LONE STAR PR ADDS THE HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW AND RODEO AND CAMERAN NELSON TO CLIENT ROSTER

NASHVILLE, TN - Nashville-based PR firm, Lone Star PR, continues to build its growing roster with the addition of theHouston Livestock Show and Rodeo  and Texas troubadour Cameran Nelson to its current roster, which includes JT Hodges, Dailey & Vincent, Sammy Arriaga, Rich O’Toole and Kasey Lansdale. 

 

“I am thrilled to see such tremendous growth with Lone Star PR over the past few years and am ecstatic to represent Lone Star State staples such as Cameran Nelson and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo,” said Heather Blankenship, president of Lone Star PR, who hails from Houston, Texas. "From attending the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo while growing up to interning for them in college, where I gained valuable experience, the opportunity to represent the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is a dream come true." 

 

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is the world's largest livestock show and richest regular-season rodeo and 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to benefiting youth, supporting education and facilitating better agricultural practices through exhibitions and presentations. Lone Star PR will work with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo to secure optimal coverage for this iconic Texas tradition.

 

Blankenship is also looking forward to working with Gino Genaro, new Vice President of Country Music Management at Thirty Tigers, who brought long-term client Cameran Nelson to join the Thirty Tigers roster. Nelson is preparing for a fall tour and the release of his highly anticipated sophomore album slated for a release this fall with Smith Music Distribution.

 

THE "ROCKSTARS OF BLUEGRASS" KICK-OFF THEIR FIRST NATIONAL TV SERIES SEPTEMBER 5 AND THIRD ANNUAL DAILEY & VINCENT LANDFEST SEPTEMBER 17-19

Presented by Springer Mountain Farms

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Multi-GRAMMY Nominated duo Dailey & Vincent close the summer season with the launch of their first ever national TV series on RFD-TV, Saturday, September 5, followed by their Third Annual LandFest presented by Springer Mountain Farms in Denton, N.C. on Thursday, September 17- Saturday, September 19.Season One of The Dailey & Vincent Show will premiere Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 9:30 PM EST / 8:30 PM CST and continue weekly on RFD-TV for a 26-episode run through the end of August 2016.

 

Tune in to the first episode as Vince Gill joins the duo for a unique performance and exclusive interview. This weekly 30-minute music, entertainment, and lifestyle show - full of music, humor and fun - will include live performances and interview segments by guest stars such as Jimmy Fortune of the Statler Brothers, Dan Tyminski, The Oak Ridge Boys and Emily West, runner up on America’s Got Talent, among other famed Country, Bluegrass and inspirational acts.  Each episode will also include live performances by Dailey & Vincent, as well as a Springer Mountain Farms cooking segment. The schedule of special guests for Season One can be found below.

 

Following the premiere of their first ever TV series, the duo will hold their Third Annual Dailey & Vincent LandFest presented by Springer Mountain Farms, Thursday, September 17 - Saturday, September 19. This ultimate outdoor experience offers festival-goers live music, camping, comedy, and down-home fun for all ages, that is sure to be an unforgettable weekend. The star-studded lineup will feature action-packed performances from nationally recognized acts each night. Kicking off the festivities Thursday, September 17 will be performances by The Isaacs, Michael Cleveland and the Flame Keepers, Heather Berry and the ETSU Bluegrass Band. Set to take the stage on Friday, September 18 are Dailey & Vincent, Lonesome River Band, Blue Highway, The Church Sisters and Danny Paisley and Southern Grass. Wrapping up on Saturday, September 19 are Dailey & Vincent, The Gatlin Brothers, The Grascals, The Cleverlys and Summer McMahan & Mountain Faith.

 

New to LandFest 2015, Springer Mountain Farms will offer tasty samples of chicken, certified Humanely Raised on family farms without antibiotics on a pesticide free vegetarian diet, at their Springer Mountain Farms Chicken Coop which will be prepared by Chef Jonathon Penson.
Fans can still reserve a premium camping area and guaranteed spot in the first 13 rows for all performances with the 3-day festival pass for $110. Day passes and camping registration are also available and may be purchased here. View the full 2015 festival details by visiting www.daileyvincentfest.com.

 

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