What officially began with a paper napkin contract to themselves in April of 2010 to quit their day jobs and focus solely on their music together, is merely the midpoint of the story for Warner Bros. Records’ The Railers, who are enjoying the release of their debut single, "Kinda Dig The Feeling." As the #1 most added new artist on the chart this week, the hard charging, multi-instrumental and vocalists have impacted country radio with a song and a sound that continues to widen and strengthen the genre.
Blake Shelton brings sunshine to the top of the charts this week as BRINGING BACK THE SUNSHINE debuts at #1 on The Billboard 200 and Billboard’s Top Country Album Chart with 101,000 albums sold. SUNSHINE is only the third country album to top The Billboard 200 this year. The CMA Entertainer of the Year nominee and reigning Male Vocalist debuts at #1 with only six short weeks of airplay on his hot Top 5 single, “Neon Light.”
Elektra Records country singer-songwriter Dean Alexander and Streamsound Records recording artist Jaida Dreyer’s song “If Your Heart Can Handle It” will be featured on tomorrow’s episode of ABC’s award-winning series “Nashville.” Fans can get an exclusive look into the songwriting process on today’s "On The Record" episode where Dean and Jaida sat down with actors Chris Carmack (Will Lexington) and Aubrey Peeples (Layla Grant) who will perform the duet.
Warner Bros. Records’ Frankie Ballard has teamed up with Live Nation and Yahoo for the kick-off show of his first headlining run – LIGHT ‘EM UP TOUR – as part of the exclusive Live Nation Ones To Watch with Skype. The rising Country newcomer will offer a cutting-edge live stream of his concert in Minneapolis, MN, on October 16th, via the brand new Live Nation Channel on Yahoo Screen, a groundbreaking live music channel that will deliver one exclusive concert live stream a day and has featured popular artists such as Lady Antebellum, Dave Matthews Band.
Four-time GRAMMY nominee and multi-instrumentalist Hunter Hayes is announcing today the addition of two dates to his upcoming Tattoo (Your Name) Tour. Dubbed “Wild Card” shows after the same-titled song on Hayes’ chart-topping album Storyline, the additional shows are set for October 28 at New York City’s Best Buy Theatre and November 29 at the Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie in Dallas, Texas. Tickets for the New York date are currently on sale and tickets for the Dallas show will go on sale to the public Friday, Oct. 10 at 10:00 a.m. CST.
Elektra Records country singer-songwriter Dean Alexander premiered the official music video for his new single “Live A Little" on Taste of Country this week. The track recently reached the Top 50 at Billboard and is also available on iTunes now. Named one of "Tomorrow's Hits" by Billboard and the first single off his forthcoming album, “Live A Little” is a hook-filled celebration of life and an up-tempo call to seize the day--something Alexander's life has more than qualified him to share about.
Warner Music Nashville was created in 2009 to expand the presence of WMG and its family of labels in Nashville. The division is home to Atlantic Records, Warner Bros. Records, Elektra Nashville and Word Entertainment.