The Minnesota-based country singer releases the first single from her forthcoming sophomore album, ‘More To Be Said’, produced by Gena Johnson in Nashville
Anthony’s polished vocals and heartfelt determination deliver a poignant message in her new single, ‘Make Me Stay.’ For anyone struggling with the notion of giving up, especially in a relationship, give this song a chance. Anthony may just help you find the strength to realize the end result may just be worth the temporary challenges.” — Lindsey Sipe, The Country Note
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Adult-contemporary and country singer Debbie Anthony is excited to announce the premiere of her new song and video for “Make Me Stay” on TheCountryNote.com. Anthony delivers a rare combination of experience and emotion, with a voice that will satisfy and surprise true lovers of country music as she shares her soulful and honeyed voice through heartfelt lyrics.
“I’m excited to share my heart in this piercing, emotionally-packed song about love and the elements that come with it––pain, passion, longing, and above all, hope,” Anthony explained.
“Make Me Stay” is the first song being released from her forthcoming sophomore album, More To Be Said, due out Summer 2019.
Recorded at MOXE, an airy, light-bathed studio and creative retreat on 20 wooded acres in Nashville, More To Be Said features some of Music City’s most accomplished and emphatic musicians, with fast-rising studio ace Gena Johnson(Ben Folds, Dave Cobb –– Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlisle, Kacey Musgraves, John Prine, and more) helming the production.
“Working with my incredibly gifted producer, Gena Johnson, and all the talented musicians, has been one of the most extraordinary experiences of my life,” Anthony concluded.
Debbie Anthony Performance Dates: APR 01 – KMNB Radio In-Studio Performance / Minneapolis, Minn. APR 03 – Rochester Golf & Country Club / Rochester, Minn. APR 05 – Forager Brewery / Rochester, Minn. MAY 04 – Taco JED / Rochester, Minn. MAY 10 – Five West / Rochester, Minn. MAY 14 – ninetwentyfive / Wayzata, Minn. JUN 08 – Five West / Rochester, Minn. JUN 12 – 318 Cafe / Excelsior / Minn. JUN 14 – Five West / Rochester, Minn. JUL 28 – Down By The Riverside / Rochester, Minn. AUG 04 – Meeker County Fairgrounds / Litchfield, Minn. AUG 14 – Steele County Fairgrounds Park / Owatonna, Minn. For Debbie’s most updated tour schedule, please visit debbieanthonymusic.com
About Debbie Anthony: Debbie Anthony was born to make music. Raised in Minnesota, trained as a voice major at North Central University in Minneapolis, she drew inspiration from sources as varied as classic arias and Karen Carpenter. But after hearing Shania Twain, she knew that country music was her destiny.
With her children grown, Debbie now steps into the spotlight with More To Be Said. This collection of classically crafted songs and strikingly distinctive vocals proves that her time has come — and, more than that, assures her a place among today’s outstanding country artists.
CMT’s Hot 20 to feature Billy Bob’s Texas in an upcoming series for America’s Best Honky Tonks
FORT WORTH, Texas – Billy Bob’s is the home of big-name concerts, bull riding and chicken fried steak with a reputation as gigantic as the state itself. Billy Bob’s Texas fans will be two-stepping throughout the month of April with top name entertainers from the past, present and future gracing its historic stage.
CMT’s Hot 20 Coming to Billy Bob’s A film crew for CMT’s Hot 20 Countdown will be visiting Billy Bob’s on March 29 to shoot a profile for their upcoming series on America’s Best Honky Tonks. They’ll be sitting down with country music icon Mark Chesnutt to talk about what makes Billy Bob’s so special, as the Texas stalwart celebrates his 44th performance at the legendary venue.
Tyler Childers April 5 Concert SOLD OUT! Fans of surging country music star Tyler Childers took only 2 days to sell out his April 5 concert. The native Kentuckian is set to grace Billy Bob’s historic stage on a wave of popularity brought on from his 2017 breakout album, Purgatory, which ascended to #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Album Chart.
More fun facts on Billy Bob’s Texas…
A Little Bit Rock & Roll While Billy Bob’s is known for hosting the biggest stars in country music, it also hosts Rock ‘n’ Roll & Pop Music stars. Ringo Starr, .38 Special, Men At Work, The Go-Go’s, Steppenwolf, REO Speedwagon, Styx, The Doobie Brothers, Jackyl, KC and the Sunshine Band, Pat Benatar, Heart, and ZZ Top have all performed at the World’s Largest Honky Tonk. Even Ray Charles and Bob Hope have taken the stage at Billy Bob’s Texas.
The Stars at Night, Are Big & Bright! Billy Bob’s is known for discovering new talent. In one weekend in 1982, it paid Reba McEntire $3,500 on a Friday, and George Strait $4,500 on a Saturday – a fraction of what those performers command today.
Real Bulls, Real Action Billy Bob’s Live Pro Bull Riding takes place every Friday and Saturday night. We’re talking real bulls- not mechanical! Billy Bob’s also offers our guests a chance to be a rodeo star by providing an authentic stuffed bull photo opportunity as if they were part of the live action.
Lights, Camera, Honky Tonk! Billy Bob’s Texas has been featured in many acclaimed films, including Pure Country starring George Straight, Baja Oklahoma starring Lesley Ann Warren, Peter Coyote and Willie Nelson. In Addition, Billy Bob’s Texas can be seen in reruns of many episodes of Dallas and Walker, Texas Ranger.
About Billy Bob’s Texas: In 1980, at the height of the Urban Cowboy craze, the idea for Billy Bob’s Texas was born. Billy Bob Barnett and Spencer Taylor plotted what to do with a 100,000-square-foot department store that was closed and for sale. Barnett knew that the authenticity of the Stockyards and the size of the space would lend itself well to a nightclub. They hired a crew of 80 and set to work. Billy Bob was hesitant to make a commitment about when the club would open. He set the date for April 1, 1981. A fallback plan, if everything fell through, would be “April Fools!”
Originally, the idea was to capitalize on the popularity of local musician Jerry Max Lane by naming the club “Jerry Max’s Texas,” but when legal barriers of licensing that name began to surface, Billy Bob added his own namesake to the club and “Billy Bob’s Texas” was born.
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Organizers also announced next year’s festival dates of March 27-29, 2020
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -Rowdy fans and perfect weather at fabulous Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee made Country Thunder Florida 2019 an instant classic. With Bryan, Toby Keith and a spectacular Saturday evening performance from 2019 ACM New Male Artist Of The Year, Luke Combs, leading the charge, fans soaked up the sun and fun of Florida’s newest and greatest country music festival.
Chris Lane, Granger Smith, Lanco, Tracy Lawrence, High Valley, Mitchell Tenpenny, Maddie And Tae, Jimmie Allen, Runaway June, Restless Heart, Waterloo Revival, Jameson Rodgers, Noah Schnacky, Scooter Brown and more were part of a lineup which included an astounding 10 ACM nominations.
Electric Thunder, featuring line dancing, DJ Steve Stewart and even more live music was a major hit, and $90,000.00 was raised for the Nemours Children’s Hospital at the on-site Nemours Garden Party.
Many Thunder fans also took in the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo which took place during the festival at Silver Spurs Arena.
Organizers also announced next year’s festival dates of March 27-29, 2020. A very limited number of three-day GA passes for Country Thunder Florida 2020 are currently available for the ridiculously low price of $109.00 (plus taxes and fees) by visiting countrythunder.com. Order by phone at 1-866-388-0007. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram all @countrythunder.
The Country Thunder Music Festivals organization has a 15-year history which boasts four other major multi-day events in North America, including the reigning ACM Festival Of The Year in Arizona (April 11-14). The organization also hosts events in Wisconsin (July 18-21), Alberta (August 16-18) and Saskatchewan (July 11-14).
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BURBANK, Calif. – In advance of The Good Ol’ Boys Tour kick-off in Bakersfield, California, on April 13, Catherine Bach is making a pit stop at Hallmark’s national morning show Home & Family Monday, March 25 at 10am/9c. Bach, known for serving up food and drinks in Boss Hogg’s Boar’s Nest, will be serving up some delicious nachos and banana ice cream sandwiches in the Home & Family kitchen.
The Good Ol’ Boys Tour stop at the MuscleKingz Car Show & Concert in Bakersfield, which will feature appearances by Tom Wopat, Catherine Bach, Ben Jones, Rick Hurst, Sonny Schroyer, Byron Cherry, and Chris Hensel, will give fans the opportunity to catch a glimpse of their favorite Dukes of Hazzard character, with live music from Kip Moore, Bobby Bones and the Raging Idiots, Parmalee, Tom Wopat, Whey Jennings, Cooter’s Garage Band and more. The schedule for the cast appearances will be released soon and get tickets at www.goodolboystour.com.
About Catherine Bach/Daisy Duke: Catherine Bach heard about the audition for The Dukes of Hazzard through her husband. When she arrived there, she found the producers were looking for a Dolly Parton-lookalike; despite not looking like what they were searching for, she was hired on the spot. One of the earliest costume ideas from the producers was that she wear a tight white turtleneck, go-go boots and a poodle skirt, but Bach asked if she could bring her own outfit, which was a homemade T-shirt, a pair of cut-off denim shorts and high heels. Bach had concerns about the appropriateness of the cut-off shorts at first, saying she could not wear them in a restaurant scene. When prompted by the producers to visit a restaurant across the street, Bach found the waitresses were wearing “little mini-skirts that matched the tablecloths!”.
At the suggestion of the show’s producers, Bach posed as Daisy Duke for a poster, which sold 5 million copies. The poster once caused a stir when Nancy Reagan took a liking to it after Bach visited The White House with one as a gift for one of her former school teachers then working there.
While she was starring on The Dukes of Hazzard, her legs were insured for $1,000,000.
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Releases Will Include Their First Christmas Album In Four Years, Followed By A Much Anticipated Concept Album of Classics and Standards, Both To Be Produced By Dave Cobb
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – GRAMMY® winning, Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry members The Oak Ridge Boys are showing no signs of slowing down as they move into the Spring and Summer concert touring seasons with performance dates across the country. Performing songs from their latest album, 17th Avenue Revival, along with their classics “Elvira,” “Thank God For Kids,” “American Made” and countless others, The Oak Ridge Boys continue to take their show to the road for their loyal fan-base, and capturing new ones along the way.
While on tour, The Oak Ridge Boys have just announced two follow up projects to 17th Avenue Revival that will again be produced by one of Nashville’s hottest producers, Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, John Prine, Jason Isbell). The first album, which will be released at the end of 2019, will be The Oak Ridge Boys first Christmas album in four years. It will be followed next year by a concept album with a “front porch” feel. This week marks the ten-year anniversary of the release of The Boys Are Back, when The Oak Ridge Boys first collaborated with Cobb in 2009.
“I remember, as if it were yesterday, when we first signed with a major record label and our career exploded decades ago. The Oak Ridge Boys became a household name. Now, after signing with Thirty Tigers and Lightning Rod Records—with Dave Cobb as our producer—we are experiencing that surge again,” said Oaks lead singer Duane Allen”
“Dave Cobb has the unique ability to record in a raw, honest, almost retro way that sounds fresh. Part of our last album with Dave (17th Avenue Revival) was recorded around one microphone with Dave playing acoustic guitar about six feet away. He told us that he wanted us to sing “together,” and listen to, and watch, each other. The result was pure magic, and we wound up recording the entire album with that same attitude.”
“Now, we are thrilled to announce that we will be recording two new projects with Dave’s production, Logan Rogers’ label direction, and David Macias’ mass marketing. The first is a new Christmas album, which will be released in time for our fall Christmas tour. A few months later, we will release a classics and standards album with the attitude of singing together on the front porch.”
“Our recording career is taking off again. Come along for the ride!!!!!!”
“Partnering with the Oak Ridge Boys and Dave Cobb for last year’s 17th Avenue Revival has been one of the most enjoyable experiences of my career – both critically and commercially,” said Logan Rogers of Lightning Rod Records. “The Oaks and their team are total pros, and it’s obvious why they have been successful for so long. I’m excited to see what kind of studio magic the Oaks and Cobb create this time around.”
The group—Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen, William Lee Golden and Richard Sterban—are best known for their iconic and multi-platinum hit “Elvira,” along with other chart-toppers like “Bobbie Sue,” “Thank God For Kids,” “Y’All Come Back Saloon,” and “American Made.” The Oak Ridge Boys have achieved a decorated career, winning five GRAMMY® Awards and multiple CMA, ACM and Dove Awards for their crossover brand of pop, country and gospel music that spans multiple generations. The Oak Ridge Boys became members of the Grand Ole Opry in 2011 and achieved arguably country music’s highest honor in October 2015 when they were inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame.
The Oak Ridge Boys Shine The Light Tour: MAR 22 The Capitol Theatre / Wheeling W.V. MAR 23 Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center / Clarksburg, W.V. MAR 28 The Grand Ole Opry / Nashville, Tenn. MAR 29 Mountain Arts Center / Prestonsburg, Ky. MAR 30 Macomb Center For The Performing Arts / Clinton Township, Mich. APR 04 Peoples Bank Theatre / Marietta, Ohio APR 05 Sandusky State Theatre / Sandusky, Ohio APR 06 Renfro Valley Barn Dance / Mt. Vernon, Ky. APR 12 Missouri Theatre / St. Joseph, Mo. APR 13 WinnaVegas Casino Resort / Sloan, Iowa APR 16 The Grand Theater / Wausau, Wis. APR 18 Mystic Lake Casino Hotel / Prior Lake, Minn. APR 19 Black Bear Casino Resort / Carlton, Minn. APR 20 Dakota Magic Casino / Hankinson, N.D. APR 25 Northern Oklahoma College / Tonkawa, Okla. APR 26 The Mansion Theatre / Branson, Mo. APR 27 The Mansion Theatre / Branson, Mo. APR 30 Bridgestone Arena / Nashville, Tenn. MAY 02 Miller Theater / Augusta, Ga. MAY 03 Blue Ridge Electric Co-Op / Pickens, S.C. MAY 10 John A. Walker Community Center / Wilkesboro, N.C. MAY 11 Red Barn Convention Center / Winchester, Ohio MAY 16 Majestic Theater / Gettysburg, Pa. MAY 17 Penn’s Peak / Jim Thorpe, Pa. MAY 18 Victoria Theatre / Dayton, Ohio JUN 06 The Grand Ole Opry / Nashville, Tenn. JUN 07 Hartsville Kitchen / Hartsville, Ohio JUN 08 Hartsville Kitchen / Hartsville, Ohio JUN 21 Showplace Theatre at Riverwind Casino / Norman, Okla. JUN 29 Ferro Pavilion / Williams Bay, Wisc. JUL 26 Clare County Fair / Harrison, Mich. AUG 11 Beacon Theatre / Hopewell, Va. SEP 13 Georgia Mountain Fair / Hiawassee, Ga. SEP 18 The Mansion Theatre / Branson, Mo. SEP 19 The Mansion Theatre / Branson, Mo. SEP 20 The Grand Ole Opry / Nashville, Tenn. SEP 23 Bloomsburg Fairgrounds / Bloomsburg, Pa. SEP 25 The Mansion Theatre / Branson, Mo. SEP 26 The Mansion Theatre / Branson, Mo. OCT 02 The Mansion Theatre / Branson, Mo. OCT 03 The Mansion Theatre / Branson, Mo. OCT 09 The Mansion Theatre / Branson, Mo. OCT 10 The Mansion Theatre / Branson, Mo. OCT 16 The Mansion Theatre / Branson, Mo. OCT 17 The Mansion Theatre / Branson, Mo. OCT 18 The Grand Ole Opry / Nashville, Tenn. OCT 23 The Mansion Theatre / Branson, Mo. OCT 24 The Mansion Theatre / Branson, Mo. NOV 06 The Mansion Theatre / Branson, Mo. NOV 07 The Mansion Theatre / Branson, Mo. NOV 13 The Mansion Theatre / Branson, Mo. NOV 14 The Mansion Theatre / Branson, Mo. NOV 20 The Mansion Theatre / Branson, Mo. NOV 21 The Mansion Theatre / Branson, Mo.
About The Oak Ridge
The Oak Ridge Boys, who have sold over 41 million units worldwide, are
synonymous with “America, apple pie, baseball, pop, rock, gospel and country
music.” In addition to their awards and accolades in the country and pop music
fields, they have garnered five GRAMMY® Awards and twelve GMA DOVE Awards as
well as the Mainstream Artist of the Year Award at the ICM Awards. The
group—Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen, William Lee Golden, and Richard Sterban—have
earned prestigious membership in the Country Music Hall of Fame (2015
Inductees) and Grand Ole Opry, and are known worldwide as one of recording
history’s most extraordinary musical successes. They have charted single after
single and album after album, celebrating one double-platinum album and one
double-platinum single and more than 30 Top 10 hits, including No. 1
chart-toppers “Elvira,” “Bobbie Sue,” “Thank God For Kids,” “American Made,”
“Y’All Come Back Saloon,” among dozens more. For more information and to view
upcoming tour dates for The Oak Ridge Boys, please visit oakridgeboys.com.
Lightning Rod Records:
Formed in 2007, Lightning Rod Records is a Nashville-based independent record
label. Over the last ten years, Lightning Rod has released albums by acclaimed
artists such as James McMurtry, Billy Joe Shaver, Jason Isbell, Amanda Shires,
Paul Cauthen, and Joe Pug.
Thirty Tigers is a music marketing, management, distribution, and publishing
company based in Nashville, Tennessee. Thirty Tigers Distribution has served as
a label infrastructure for a vast client base including The Avett Brothers,
Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, Chase Rice, Lucinda Williams, Ryan Bingham,
Patty Griffin, St. Paul and The Broken Bones, Trampled By Turtles, and many
others in their 15 years of working with Sony/RED Distribution, now The
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