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Tim Atwood Performs With Grand Ole Opry Member Jeannie Seely During Songwriter Session At The Country Music Hall Of Fame® And Museum

Tim Atwood Performs With Grand Ole Opry Member Jeannie Seely During Songwriter Session At The Country Music Hall Of Fame® And Museum

NASHVILLE, TN. – Grand Ole Opry Member, Jeannie Seely and special guest Tim Atwood brought the attendees at the weekly Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum Songwriter Sessions to their feet during the event on Saturday Feb. 23. Watch the live-stream video here.

The museum’s Songwriter Sessions are held every Saturday at 11:30 a.m. in the intimate atmosphere of its Ford Theater. During the program, the featured songwriter shares special stories about the compositions they have written through a mix of songs, stories and questions from the audience, followed by a meet and greet. Previous Songwriter Sessions can be viewed here.

“I was apprehensive about doing the songwriter showcase at the Hall of Fame. It is after all, very hallowed ground! But as I sang the songs I had written that were recorded by so many of the artists who are now honored in the Hall, I felt so at ease and truly felt their presence with me,” said Jeannie Seely. “Thank you to all who made this happen, and to all of the wonderful fans and visitors to our city for coming in to share the time with me.”

“For years I performed with Jeannie Seely on the most venerable stage in country music–the Grand Ole Opry; however, to perform alongside Jeannie at the Country Music Hall of Fame was an honor like no other.  To think that ten Country Music Hall of Fame members have recorded her songs is mind boggling,” said Tim Atwood. “Jeannie is one of the best entertainers in our business, but Jeannie is also one of the best wordsmiths I’ve ever known.  This lady can do it all, and I’m just proud to call her my friend.”

About Tim Atwood:
Tim is originally from East Peoria, Illinois. He began his music career playing gospel music at the age of thirteen for The Harris Family. Before settling in at the Grand Ole Opry, Tim toured with country legends Mel Street, Lynn Anderson and Jim Ed Brown where he can still be seen regularly on the rebroadcasts of Jim Ed’s TV series Nashville On The Road. Tim’s other TV credits include Home & Family, Larry’s Country Diner, Another Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting, Opry Live, Nashville Now, Hee Haw, Church Street Station, Country On The Gulf, Pop Goes The Country, Country Connection, Late Night With David Letterman, The Dailey & Vincent Show and features on CBS, NBC and FOX National News.

About the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum:
The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum collects, preserves, and interprets country music and its history for the education and entertainment of diverse audiences. In exhibits, publications, and educational programs, the museum explores the cultural importance and enduring beauty of the art form. The museum is operated by the Country Music Foundation, a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) educational organization chartered by the state of Tennessee in 1964. The museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, and welcomes over one million patrons each year, placing it among the most visited museums in the U.S. The Country Music Foundation operates Historic RCA Studio B®, Hatch Show Print® poster shop, CMF Records, the Frist Library and Archive, and CMF Press. Museum programs are supported in part by the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission and Tennessee Arts Commission More information about the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is available at www.countrymusichalloffame.org or by calling (615) 416-2001.

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Tim Atwood Media Contacts:
Jeremy Westby, jpw@2911.us, 833-537-2911 x800
Scott Sexton, scott@2911.us, 833-537-2911 x802

Post Malone Joins Cheyenne Frontier Days™ 2019 Frontier Nights® Lineup

Post Malone Joins Cheyenne Frontier Days™ 2019 Frontier Nights® Lineup

Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Kelsea Ballerini, Midland, Tanya Tucker, Clint Black, Josh Turner and Devin Dawson also set to perform during the 10 day Rodeo and Western celebration, which kicks off July 19, 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – GRAMMY nominated and chart-topping breakout artist Post Malone will perform at Cheyenne Frontier Days Thursday, July 25, in addition to a line-up already stacked with country superstars, including Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts and more!

Post Malone blends a mix of genres into his own sound that is both intoxicating and invigorating. His RIAA Platinum certified debut album, Stoney, led the genre-bending Dallas, Texas artist to his first Top 10 Billboard 200 and first #1 R&B/Hip-Hop Album while being the “#1 Debut Hip-Hop Artist of 2016.”

In 2018, his sophomore album, Beerbongs & Bentleys, debuted on the Billboard Top 200 at #1 and achieved one the year’s “biggest streaming weeks ever.” Additionally, Post charted nine songs in the Top 20 of the Hot 100, notching “the most songs in the Top 20 of the Hot 100.”

Post has also smashed the record for most simultaneous Top 40 Hot 100 hits with 14, while also being nominated for 4 awards at the 61st Grammy Awards.

Tickets for Post Malone’s concert at Cheyenne Frontier Days will go on sale Friday, March 8 at 9 a.m. MST at www.cfdrodeo.com, the Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Ticket Office and by calling (307) 778-7222.

Cheyenne Frontier Days™ (CFD) also announced the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) has added Cheyenne to its exclusive Last Cowboy Standing series and the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) Rodeo will return to the arena in 2019.

For two nights, the Top-40 stars of the PBR will attempt to conquer the sport’s rankest bulls on the historic Wyoming Dirt at Cheyenne Frontier Days, strapping in for their shot to make the buzzer. If a rider covers his bull for the required 8 seconds, he continues to compete. If he gets bucked off, he is finished. The grueling match between Man and Beast continues until one prevails and is crowned the Last Cowboy Standing.
 
Additionally, the 123rd annual “Daddy of ‘em All®” will feature nine days of PRCA professional rodeo that will culminate in Championship Sunday where champions are crowned and legends are made.
 
There will be hundreds of vendors, a full carnival, artists, food and music that celebrate the history and culture of the American West.
 
Concert ticket prices range from $39 to $86, with daily rodeo tickets costing $20 to $35. A $3 discount is offered on rodeo tickets and $5 discount on concert tickets purchased before July 1. PBR tickets range from $15 – $101 with special Elite Seating and V.I.P. tickets also available at various prices.
 
Fans can upgrade to a Frontier Nights® Fast Pass for early admission to the Party Zone, a voucher for best-available same-day rodeo tickets and a souvenir rodeo program. For a full events schedule and profiles of musical acts, go to www.cfdrodeo.com.
 
All tickets for all performances are on-sale now!

2019 Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Entertainment Schedule:
July 19: Lady Antebellum with Kelsea Ballerini and Midland
July 20: Rascal Flatts with Clint Black
July 21: Josh Turner with Tanya Tucker
July 22-23: Professional Bull Riders – Last Cowboy Standing
July 24: Miranda Lambert
July 25: Post Malone
July 26: Keith Urban with Walker Hayes
July 27: Tim McGraw with Devin Dawson
July 20 – 28: PRCA Rodeo action

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Suggested tweet:
.@CheFrontierDays adds @postmalone to headline #FrontierNights in Cheyenne, Wyo. #CheyenneFrontierDays #DaddyOfEmAll

For Cheyenne Frontier Days national press, contact:
Jeremy Westby, jpw@2911.us, 833-537-2911 x800
Jason Ashcraft, jason@2911.us, 833-537-2911 x801

For Cheyenne Frontier Days media credentials & more info, contact:
Nicole Gamst, nicole@cfdrodeo.com, 307-778-7200

KIP MOORE, BOBBY BONES & THE RAGING IDIOTS, PARMALEE, TOM WOPAT, WHEY JENNINGS AND COOTER’S GARAGE BAND SET TO PERFORM AT MUSCLEKINGZ CAR SHOW & CONCERT

KIP MOORE, BOBBY BONES & THE RAGING IDIOTS, PARMALEE, TOM WOPAT, WHEY JENNINGS AND COOTER’S GARAGE BAND SET TO PERFORM AT MUSCLEKINGZ CAR SHOW & CONCERT

Kern County Raceway To Host Epic Day of Country Music, Cars, Trucks and The Dukes of Hazzard Cast

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – The all-day, family-friendly MuscleKingz Car Show & Concert series will kick-off in Bakersfield, California on Saturday, April 13 at the Kern County Raceway with performances by platinum-selling hitmaker KIP MOORE, Dancing with the Stars winner and award-winning radio personality BOBBY BONES & THE RAGING IDIOTS, chart-topping country group PARMALEE, The Dukes of Hazzard cast member TOM WOPAT, the grandson of Waylon Jennings WHEY JENNINGS, COOTER’S GARAGE BAND, TOM SOLIS and more. Tickets and all info available at www.MuscleKingz.com.

American muscle car and truck enthusiasts, country music lovers and Dukes of Hazzard fans will enjoy a day of fun-filled entertainment while perusing some of the finest classic and modified modern American muscle cars and trucks on the planet as well as reminiscing amongst The Dukes of Hazzard themed vehicles.

“This event is going to be the biggest party in Bakersfield.’ says Brad DeBerti, ‘Kip Moore, Bobby Bones and The Raging Idiots, Parmalee, amazing cars and trucks, and the cast of The Dukes of Hazzard? This is going to be epic!”

The MuscleKingz Car Show & Concert will be hosted by Brad Deberti, who was born and raised in Bakersfield, and co hosted by his father Doug Deberti who together entertain fans on their Discovery Channel TV show ‘Twin Turbos’. They build outrageous state-of-the-art cars and trucks and each have won multiple SEMA Best of Show Awards. Brad is currently NASCAR’s State Rookie of the Year.

“We’re bringing Hazzard County to Kern County!” – proclaimed Vic D, night shift host from Bakersfield’s KUZZ 107.9 FM

The Good Ol’ Boys Tour will make a pit-stop at the MuscleKingz Car Show & Concert to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of The Dukes of Hazzard featuring Hazzard County’s famous stars – Catherine Bach (Daisy Duke), Tom Wopat (Luke Duke), Ben Jones (Cooter Davenport), Sonny Shroyer (Enos Strate), Rick Hurst (Deputy Cletus), Byron Cherry (Coy Duke), Chris Hensel (Jeb Duke), and – as well as one of the legendary 1969 Dodge Chargers – “General Lee” – owned by Chrome Cars and used in the original filming of the Dukes of Hazzard TV series. Fans can get autographs and photos with the cast and photos with the General Lee.

“Country Music, American Muscle Cars, Custom Trucks plus the cast from The Dukes of Hazzard!” exclaims John Oakes – Freeze Management CEO, MuscleKingz co-founder and co-producer. “We make an effort to add value to those who spend their hard earned money to attend our events with memorable experiences. April 13 in Bakersfield will be a good time you will not forget!”

To register your car or truck, get your tickets and all information about the Muscle Kingz Car Show & Concert at the Kern County Raceway on Saturday, April 13, visit www.MuscleKingz.com.

Follow MuscleKingz on Instagram: @MuscleKingz_Show
Like MuscleKingz on Facebook: Facebook.com/MuscleKingz

WHO:Kip Moore, Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots, Parmalee, Tom Wopat, Whey Jennings, Cooter’s Garage Band, Tom Solis, Catherine Bach, Ben Jones, Sonny Shroyer, Rick Hurst, Byron Cherry, Chris Hensel, Doug & Brad Deberti, and special guests to be announced!

WHAT: The day combines hundreds of custom high performance classic & modern American Muscle cars, lifted and lowered trucks with a concert featuring premier artists. This is a family friendly car and music festival with games and activities throughout the day.
WHEN: Saturday, April 13, 2019, Event Times: 12 pm – 10 pm
WHERE: Kern County Raceway 13500 Raceway Blvd Interstate 5 and Enos Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93311
TICKETS: Early Bird General Admission Car Show & Concert tickets starting at $20 +fees, Early Bird Car Registration starting at $45 +fees, with Premium and VIP options available. FREE for children 5 and under, discounted tickets for 6-12 with paid adult admission.
Presale: Bakersfield’s Best Country! KUZZ will host a presale starting on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 7:00 am PT

Full Public Onsale: Friday, March 1 at 7:00 am PT
To purchase tickets, visit www.MuscleKingz.com or call 888-512-7469.

About MuscleKingz:
MuscleKingz is a brand and social media powerhouse featuring both modern and classic American muscle cars with over 1.6 million followers on Facebook, 450k+ on Instagram and thousands of attendees at each car show and concert series. Partnering with the automotive industry’s most respected brands, MuscleKingz produces the Car Show and Concert Series with a modern twist to a classic culture. www.MuscleKingz.com

About John Oakes:
John Oakes is an entertainment entrepreneur, executive, and marketer based in Southern California. Oakes founded his music, entertainment, event, and marketing consulting company, Freeze Management, in 2002, while managing rock band Story of the Year. He specializes in producing music festivals, concerts, car shows, motorcycle shows and events, and developing marketing programs benefiting live events, brands, artists, partners, and fans. Oakes has spent 20 years as an entrepreneur in the music industry, representing a diverse group of musicians selling millions of records and tickets worldwide. Oakes, with his company Freeze Management, has also developed effective strategies and implemented successful marketing programs for an assorted group of well-known companies, including Rockstar Energy Drink, Ram Trucks, AT&T Wireless, Samsung Mobile, Ford, Jagermeister, Lucas Oil, Coors Light, Harley-Davidson and many more.

About Kip Moore:
Kip Moore’s current Top 20 single “Last Shot” is the second taken from his revered third studio album SLOWHEART and follows his fourth No. One hit “More Girls Like You.” “SLOWHEART,” garnered instant praise from critics as Moore’s “most complete, cohesive declaration of his artistic sensibilities yet” (NPR,) as well landing on multiple “Best Of” lists including Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, UpRoxx, Bobby Bones Show, Taste Of Country, Sounds Like Nashville, The Boot, PopMatters and Whiskey Riff. SLOWHEART follows the acclaim that surrounded Moore’s sophomore album WILD ONES heralded as “an impressively singular release from Music Row” by The Guardian and his PLATINUM debut album UP ALL NIGHT that spawned three No. One hit singles, including GOLD certified “Beer Money,” PLATINUM certified “Hey Pretty Girl,” and the DOUBLE PLATINUM breakout hit “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck. For more information, visit kipmoore.net.Songs: Last Shot, More Girls Like You, Beer Money, Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck

Publicists: Kristie Sloan/Courtney Johanson
The GreenRoom PR
kristie@thegreenroompr.com
courtney@thegreenroompr.com

About Bobby Bones:
Born and raised in Arkansas, Bobby started his radio career at Henderson State University. Since then he has been on the fast track to success. Currently based in Nashville, Bobby is a local celebrity hosting an afternoon show on the music station, ME TV, as well as contributing to several local news mediums and organizations such as the Big Brothers and Sisters volunteer program and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Bobby’s hardworking, sensitive and semi-neurotic personality fuel the show. His natural ability to relate to a wide range of listeners and his uncanny knack for coffee talk makes him a tough match for any morning show competitor. The mediator between Lunchbox and Amy, Bobby is the voice of reason and the glue that binds the unpredictable cast. A germaphobic over-achiever at heart, Bobby wins people over by exposing his biggest weaknesses to the audience. With daily tales of life, love, passion and therapy, Bobby connects with the listeners and bears his soul on air every morning.

About Doug and Brad Deberti:
For father-son duo Doug and Brad DeBerti, custom car building isn’t just a hobby, it’s their life. From creating a truck modeled after a fighter jet to developing the first ever drift racing truck, the DeBerti’s have been building one-of-a-kind cars and trucks for more than two decades, winning over twenty awards, and turning the family business into a household name. Watch them on Discovery Channel’s TV show TWIN TURBOS creating outrageous, state-of-the-art builds – pushing the boundaries being featured SEMA, the largest car event in the world! See them host the MuscleKingz Car Show & Concert on April 13 at the Kern County Raceway. Brad will be exhibiting and showcasing his favorite builds for all to see and enjoy the true craftsmanship and fabrication they took to create! For more information, visit deberti.com.

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Good Ol’ Boys Tour Media Contacts:
Jeremy Westby, jpw@2911.us, 833-537-2911 x800
Jason Ashcraft, jason@2911.us, 833-537-2911 x801

Good Ol’ Boys Tour Booking Contact:
TKO Agency
Andrew Goodfriend, andrewgoodfriend@tkoco.com, 914-346-8938

THE GOOD OL’ BOYS TOUR FEATURING LUKE DUKE, DAISY DUKE, ‘CRAZY’ COOTER DAVENPORT, COY DUKE, COUSIN JEB DUKE, DEPUTY ENOS STRATE AND DEPUTY CLETUS HOGG BRINGS 40 YEARS OF THE DUKES TO EVENTS ACROSS AMERICA

THE GOOD OL’ BOYS TOUR FEATURING LUKE DUKE, DAISY DUKE, ‘CRAZY’ COOTER DAVENPORT, COY DUKE, COUSIN JEB DUKE, DEPUTY ENOS STRATE AND DEPUTY CLETUS HOGG BRINGS 40 YEARS OF THE DUKES TO EVENTS ACROSS AMERICA

The Dukes of Hazzard Cast Reunites During Special 40th Anniversary Year

EARLY BIRD TICKET PRICES END SUNDAY FEBRUARY 24, 2019
CONCERT HEADLINERS TO BE ANNOUNCED ON MONDAY, FEB. 25, 2019

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Yes, it’s true! Luke Duke, Daisy Duke, ‘Crazy’ Cooter Davenport, Coy Duke, Cousin Jeb Duke, Deputy Enos Strate, and Deputy Cletus Hogg are reuniting and will appear at the MuscleKingz Car Show & Concert series! The MuscleKingz Car Show & Concert series puts a modern twist to the classic culture of a traditional car show with the addition of great live music. The kick-off event will transform the Kern County Raceway on Saturday, April 13 into a car show & concert venue fit for a great experience for car enthusiasts and music fans alike featuring classic and modern American muscle cars, custom trucks, hot rods, rat rods and more. Previous shows have been headlined by Dan+Shay, Rodney Atkins, 38 Special, Night Ranger, and more! To register your vehicle and learn more visit www.musclekingz.com.
 
“I just can’t wait to get back to Kern County again because the best folks in the world live there. I’m also looking forward to these wonderful events because my “Dukes” family is also going to be there, celebrating our 40th year of fun and friendship!” said Catherine Bach (aka Daisy Duke).
 
The Bakersfield event will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of The Dukes of Hazzard featuring Hazzard County’s famous stars as well as one of the legendary 1969 Dodge Chargers – “General Lee” – owned by Chrome Cars and used in the original filming of the Dukes of Hazzard TV series. Attendees will be able to take their photo with the Chrome Cars General Lee. In addition, Cooter’s Place – the headquarters of Hazzard Nation – will be set up with famed Duke’s merchandise and more!
 
“What’s not to like about the MuscleKingz Car Show and Concert? There’s going to be hot cars, fine country music, and a “Dukes of Hazzard” reunion. Save me a place, ya’ll! Kern County, here I come!” Ben Jones aka Cooter
 
The MuscleKingz Car Show & Concert will be hosted by Brad DeBerti, who was born and raised in Bakersfield, and co-hosted by his father Doug DeBerti who together entertain fans on their Discovery Channel TV show ‘Twin Turbos’. They build outrageous state-of-the-art cars and trucks and each have won multiple SEMA Best of Show Awards. Brad is currently NASCAR’s State Rookie of the Year.
 
“Like most of America I grew up on Dukes of Hazzard! It’s an honor to have this lineup of cast members from such a historical television show come together to celebrate the The Dukes of Hazzard’s 40th anniversary,” said John Oakes – Freeze Management CEO, MuscleKingz co-founder and co-producer. “April 13 in Bakersfield, California is the first of a series of Car Show & Concerts we are routing across the country this year!”
 
In celebration of The Dukes of Hazzard’s 40th anniversary, the first 50 replica “Cars of Hazzard” to register will receive FREE admission to the car show and 2 concert tickets: General Lee, Rosco’s Patrol Car, Daisy’s Roadrunner, Daisy’s Dixie Jeep, Uncle Jesse’s Pickup Truck, or Boss Hogg’s Cadillac.
 
To register your car or truck, get your tickets and all information about the Muscle Kingz Car Show & Concert at the Kern County Raceway on Saturday, April 13, visit www.musclekingz.com.
 
Follow MuscleKingz on Instagram: @MuscleKingz_Show
Like MuscleKingz on Facebook: facebook.com/MuscleKingz
 
WHO: Tom Wopat, Catherine Bach, Ben Jones, Byron Cherry, Chris Hensel, Sonny Shroyer, Rick Hurst, Doug & Brad Deberti, and special guests to be announced!
 
WHAT: The day combines hundreds of custom high performance classic & modern American Muscle cars, lifted and lowered trucks with a concert featuring premier artists. This is a family friendly car and music festival with games and activities throughout the day.
WHEN: Saturday, April 13, 2019, Event Times: 12 pm – 10 pm
WHERE: Kern County Raceway 13500 Raceway Blvd Interstate 5 and Enos Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93311
TICKETS: Early Bird General Admission Car Show & Concert tickets starting at $20 +fees, Early Bird Car Registration starting at $45 +fees, with Premium and VIP options available. FREE for children 5 and under, discounted tickets for 6-12 with paid adult admission. To purchase tickets, visit musclekingz.com or call 888-512-7469.
 
About MuscleKingz:
MuscleKingz is a brand and social media powerhouse featuring both modern and classic American muscle cars with over 1.6 million followers on Facebook, 450k+ on Instagram and thousands of attendees at each car show and concert series. Partnering with the automotive industry’s most respected brands, MuscleKingz produces the Car Show and Concert Series with a modern twist to a classic culture. www.MuscleKingz.com
 
About Doug and Brad Deberti:
For father-son duo Doug and Brad DeBerti, custom car building isn’t just a hobby, it’s their life. From creating a truck modeled after a fighter jet to developing the first ever drift racing truck, the DeBerti’s have been building one-of-a-kind cars and trucks for more than two decades, winning over twenty awards, and turning the family business into a household name. Watch them on Discovery Channel’s TV show TWIN TURBOS creating outrageous, state-of-the-art builds – pushing the boundaries being featured SEMA, the largest car event in the world! See them host the MuscleKingz Car Show & Concert on April 13 at the Kern County Raceway. Brad will be exhibiting and showcasing his favorite builds for all to see and enjoy the true craftsmanship and fabrication they took to create! For more information, visit deberti.com.
 
About John Oakes:
John Oakes is an entertainment entrepreneur, executive, and marketer based in Southern California. Oakes founded his music, entertainment, event, and marketing consulting company, Freeze Management, in 2002, while managing rock band Story of the Year. He specializes in producing music festivals, concerts, car shows, motorcycle shows and events, and developing marketing programs benefiting live events, brands, artists, partners, and fans. Oakes has spent 20 years as an entrepreneur in the music industry, representing a diverse group of musicians selling millions of records and tickets worldwide. Oakes, with his company Freeze Management, has also developed effective strategies and implemented successful marketing programs for an assorted group of well-known companies, including Rockstar Energy Drink, Ram Trucks, AT&T Wireless, Samsung Mobile, Ford, Jagermeister, Lucas Oil, Coors Light, Harley-Davidson and many more.


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#MuscleKingz #carshow & #concert set for @KernRaceway ‏Saturday, April 13 featuring appearances & musical performances from @wopatofficial @BradDeberti #DougDeBerti & more! #goodoleboystour #twinturbos @Discovery

Good Ol’ Boys Tour Media Contacts:
Jeremy Westby, jpw@2911.us, 833-537-2911 x800
Jason Ashcraft, jason@2911.us, 833-537-2911 x801

Good Ol’ Boys Tour Booking Contact:
TKO Agency
Andrew Goodfriend, andrewgoodfriend@tkoco.com, 914-346-8938

Don McLean Reflects On His Song ‘The Legend of Andrew McCrew’ During Black History Month

Don McLean Reflects On His Song ‘The Legend of Andrew McCrew’ During Black History Month

McLean’s song details the shameful events surrounding an
African American man who died in 1913 after falling from a train.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Legendary folk singer and songwriter Don McLean reflects on his 1974 song “The Legend of Andrew McCrew,” which was written about a homeless African American man who died after falling from a freight train in 1913, but whose body was never given a proper burial until nearly 60 years later in 1973. Detailed in a recent article posted by Dallas Morning News, McCrew was often referred by many as “The Amazing Petrified Man” because after his death his corpse was mummified, and eventually stashed in a basement near Dallas, Texas after no relatives claimed him.

“When I wrote the song ‘The Legend of Andrew McCrew’ and recorded it on my album called Homeless Brother, produced by the wonderful Joel Dorn, I sang it for my friend Lee Hays who was a member of the famous folk quartet The Weavers,” said McLean. “Hays was in his 60s at that time and was raised down South. He paused for a moment, and said, ‘I saw that mummy.’ I was shocked, of course, as he described the strange underworld of racism in the Deep South. Black bodies hanging from tree limbs where the night before people danced, partied, and stuck the corpse with hot pokers. Carnivals with a black, legless corpse dressed in a tuxedo. I realized the story behind the song I had written was much more than simply the facts presented in The NY Times “Mummy Buried in Dallas.” This world I discovered should someday be explored more fully. I think it might bring greater understanding of what it was like – and still is like – to be black in America.”

Don McLean On Tour:
MAR 22 – Cerritos Center/ Cerritos, Calif.
MAR 23 – Saban Theater / Beverly Hills, Calif.
MAR 25 – GRAMMY Museum / Los Angeles, Calif.
MAR 30 – Harrah’s Lake Tahoe / Stateline, Nev.
APR 05 – The Birchmere / Alexandria, Va.
APR 06 – The Suffolk Theater / Riverhead, N.Y.
APR 26 – City Winery / Boston, Mass.
MAY 04 – Towne Theater / Oklahoma City, Okla.
MAY 10 – The Greenwich Odeum / East Greenwich, R.I.
MAY 11 – Paramount Hudson Valley Theater / Peekskill, N.Y.
Click here for Don’s entire tour calendar

About Don McLean:
A New York native, Don McLean is one of the most revered and respected songwriters in American history. After paying his dues in the New York club scene in the late ‘60s, he went on to score mega-hits like “American Pie,” “Vincent (Starry, Starry Night),” “Castles in the Air” and many more. In 2004, McLean was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame by country superstar Garth Brooks. “American Pie” has brought great happiness and hope to millions of people through the years and continues to be honored for its success. In 2000, the song was named one of the Top 5 Songs of the 20th Century by the RIAA and in 2002 was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. 2017 brought a huge honor when the iconic song was inducted into the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry, joining less than 500 works including “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” classical music compositions, famous live broadcasts, and similar recordings.


With over 40 gold and platinum records worldwide, McLean’s prowess for writing timeless songs is once again captured on his latest album Botanical Gardens, as he artfully weaves country, Americana, folk, and boot stomping rock for an eclectic, yet American sound that he is known for.

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Don McLean U.S. Media Contacts:
Jeremy Westby, jpw@2911.us, 833-537-2911 x800
Jason Ashcraft, jason@2911.us, 833-537-2911 x801