Country music’s Cledus T. Judd invited the Professional Bull Riders to do it, and one lucky fan will win $20,000 just by doing it too.
It’s Air Bull Riding, the latest craze to sweep the PBR and bull riding arenas across the country.
Today, the PBR launches its first annual Air Bull Riding contest – The Ride on to Vegas; Who Gives a Buck Challenge. One lucky fan will win $20,000 and a trip for two to the 2013 Built Ford Tough Series World Finals Oct. 23-27 in Las Vegas for the best air bull riding performance, and the chance to win $250,000.
Yes, you read it correctly. In the same week, the WMN promo team celebrated two separate No. 1’s. On Billboard’s Country Airplay Chart, Brett Eldredge marks his first No. 1 with “Don’t Ya,” while Hunter Hayes tops Country Aircheck's Mediabase chart with “I Want Crazy”. This marks Hunter’s third consecutive No 1. In addition, WMN celebrated having three albums in the Top 5 on SoundScan’s Top Current Country Albums chart with Brett Eldredge’s Bring You Back, Blake Shelton’s Based On a True Story… and Hunter Hayes’ (ENCORE).
Current President and CEO of Warner Music Nashville, John Esposito, has just joined FLO as a senior advisor. He joins music and media business vets Joe Galante, John Grady, Randy Wachtler, Ed Hardy among a host of others at the strategic group headquartered in Nashville, Tenn.
Warner Music Nashville will host the final three installments of the 2013 Pickin’ On The Patio events through October. The upcoming featured artists include Switchfoot on August 29th, Dean Alexander on September 19th and Dan + Shay on October 24th. Doors open at 5pm and the show starts at 5:30 and is hosted on the WMN patio. Thanks to sponsors Aramark, Bud Light, Ajax Turner, Spring Mill Bourbon, Zumi Sushi Japanese Kitchen, Pizza Perfect and Kay Bob’s Grill & Ale.
Multiple GRAMMY nominated country star Hunter Hayes is celebrating his third consecutive No.1 hit single off his platinum-selling debut album with “I Want Crazy” racing to the top of the Country Aircheck Mediabase chart this week. This comes on the heels of the hit single and his Atlantic Records’ self-titled debut album (ENCORE) both being certified platinum by the RIAA in the same week.
Multiple GRAMMY nominated country star Hunter Hayes Atlantic Records’ self-titled debut album has been certified platinum by the RIAA the same week as his nearing No. 1 hit “I Want Crazy” reaches platinum certification. Hunter’s deluxe edition release Hunter Hayes (Encore) remains Top 5 on the sales charts and “I Want Crazy” has hit #1 on the iTunes country singles chart every week since its release.
With almost 200,000 tickets sold in only nine dates, Blake Shelton’s “Ten Times Crazier” tour is living up to its name. While standing on the stage after sound check in Chicago, Blake looked up and pointed to the very back where the pavilion sits and recalled “When I opened for George Strait, I remember going up there and watching him perform. I’m excited to be performing in front of 27,000 people tonight but I’m not gonna lie – I’m a little nervous.”
Blake Shelton’s “Ten Times Crazier” tour is gearing up for three more shows this weekend in Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Chicago with ticket sales topping 60,000. Check out just a few of the rave reviews from some of the cities Blake has visited so far.
“He put that charisma on display before a rollicking and sold-out horde on Friday night at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater with a “Ten Times Crazier” tour that proved he’s a headliner well-worth his top billing... (There’s a reason he’s country music’s reigning male vocalist and entertainer of the year.)” - Amanda St. Amand, STL Today
Pictured L-R: Front Row: Co-writer/producer Chris DeStefano, Camille Alston, Brett Eldredge, Chris Stacey (SVP Promotion, WMN), co-writer Ashley Gorley, Lou Ramirez (Regional Promo Mgr – SW, WMN). Back Row: Josh Van Valkenburg (Dir. A&R, EMI Music Publishing), Rob Baker (RLB Artist Management, LLC), Peter Strickland (EVP & GM, WMN), Scott Hendricks (Sr. VP A&R, WMN), Kevin Herring (VP National Promotion, WMN) and
Chad Schultz (National Dir. Radio Interactive Mktg., WMN)
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.