Atlantic Records’ powerhouse vocalist and Paris, Ill., native, Brett Eldredge, returned to his roots on Sunday when he was honored in a hometown ceremony at “Brett Eldredge Day.” Over 2,000 people, in a town with less than 10,000 residents, attended the event. The singer was recognized for his achievements in country music, his hometown values and the role he played in putting Paris on the map.
Cole Swindell is set to release his self-titled debut album February 18th on Warner Bros. Records. The new album will feature his debut single, "Chillin' It,” which is currently No. 9 on the Country Airplay chart and is an infectious and groove-laden hit that perfectly captures Swindell himself. The single has sold over 500,000 copies making “Chillin’ It” the highest selling debut single released this year from a solo country male.
2013 was an exceptional year and none of this would have been possible without your support. Happy holidays, happy New Year and thank you for making 2013 one of the most unforgettable years yet. We look forward to big numbers and other exciting accomplishments to come in 2014.
4 Grammy nominations from his debut album, Hunter Hayes (Encore), including Best Country Solo Performance for “I Want Crazy”
3 consecutive No. 1’s with “Wanted,” “Somebody’s Heartbreak” and “I Want Crazy”
5 singles released off Atlantic Records’ Hunter Hayes (Encore)
NASHVILLE, TN – (December 17, 2013) – Sandra Boynton’s “Beautiful Baby,” as sung by Darius Rucker, from her latest release FROG TROUBLE is featured in a touching video created by St. Jude Children’s Hospital. The video, which features the beautiful patients and families of St. Jude, was sent to the 1.7 million donors today as part of their year-end email message. Click here to watch the moving video. Recently, FROG TROUBLE was featured as part of Country Weekly’s Holiday Hit List while Boynton and Rucker sat down to speak with CBS This Morning about the making of the album.
NASHVILLE, TN – (December 17, 2013) – Award-winning trio Gloriana is releasing their brand-new music “Best Night Ever” today, which is available at all digital retailers just in time for the holidays. The band is currently in the studio writing and recording for their upcoming 2014 Emblem / Warner Bros. Nashville release. Fan requests to hear new music prompted Tom, Rachel and Michael to release a song off their new album before the end of the year.
NASHVILLE, TN – (December 10, 2013) – Big Smo, A.K.A. Hick Ross and Boss of the Stix, is set to release his debut album with Warner Bros. / Elektra Records, Kuntry Livin’, on March 4th and will be available to fans who come out to a Smo tour date as early as January 14h as part of a special tour only release. His current EP, Backwoods Whiskey is available on iTunes and features a remix of “Kickin’ It In Tennessee”, produced by Battleroy (Bruno Mars, Eminem).
Award-winning artist, Hunter Hayes, won BMI’s coveted "Song of the Year” award for his multi-week No. 1 hit “Wanted” at last night’s BMI Awards. The song was co-written by Hunter and Troy Verges and produced by Hunter and Dann Huff. "Wanted" garnered more than one million performances in 2012 alone, making it one of the most-performed songs of the year. The multi-platinum record was also nominated for a GRAMMY Award in the “Best Country Solo Performance” category this year and is one of the top 10 selling country songs of 2013 selling over three million singles to date.
Big Smo Hits The Road On The Backwoods Whiskey Tour Beginning November 1st
NASHVILLE, TN – (November 1, 2013) – Big Smo, A.K.A. Hick Ross, is set to release his latest collection of music via his Backwoods Whiskey EP with Warner Bros. / Elektra Records, on November 19th. A remix of “Kickin’ It In Tennessee” is a featured highlight, produced by Battleroy (Bruno Mars, Eminem). The high energy track, co-written by Battle, Casey Beathard and Smo, serves as this season’s theme song for the NFL’s Tennessee Titans.
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