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CMT Music Premieres “She Keeps Me up Nights” Video From J.D. Shelburne

CMT Music Premieres “She Keeps Me up Nights” Video From J.D. Shelburne

Shelburne’s second single from his 2018 album ‘Two Lane Town’ premiered today on CMT’s 24/7 digital music channel, CMT Music, and CMT.com

Shelburne also announced as headlining artist for NASCAR’s Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart concert at Kentucky Speedway, July 13

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nashville recording artist and Taylorsville, Kentucky native J.D. Shelburne premiered his new video for “She Keeps Me Up Nights” today on CMT Music and CMT.com. [Click here to watch]. The video airs eight times today on CMT’s 24/7 digital music channel, and CMT Music at 7:07 am ET; 10:37 am ET; 1:25 pm ET; 4:25 pm ET; 7:25 pm ET; 10:36 pm ET; and 1:28 am ET; 4:11 am ET the morning of Apr. 26.

On the second single from his 2018 album, Two Lane Town , Shelburne worked with veteran Nashville songwriters Mark Nesler, Marty Dodson, and Carson Chamberlain to bring life to the tune.

“I am so honored and thrilled to have my second single premiere on CMT,” said Shelburne. “It has been a dream come true to work with the folks at CMT, because I know they believe in my music enough to feature two songs off my latest album, Two Lane Town. I also consider myself blessed to be able to write and record with some of the most genuine and talented writers in Nashville. This song was co-written by Mark Nesler, Marty Dodson and Carson Chamberlain, all of who have hundreds of accolades and awards between them all. When I first heard this song, I knew it had potential to be a hit. I can’t wait to see it on CMT!”

“She Keeps Me Up Nights,” a loyal fan favorite, follows a recent successful debut of his first single, “One Less Girl,” which CMT Music also premiered, and recently cracked the Top 40 on the Music Row Chart.

Shot and recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, and produced and directed by Dawson Waters, the “She Keeps Me Up Nights” video brings the swanky and catchy ballad to visual life, as the modern country crooner portrays a young man who is consistently yearning the accompaniment of one woman. Who keeps him waiting. Who keeps him wondering. Who keeps him up, nights.

“When I was first pitched this song I immediately fell in love with the melody, from the verse to the chorus, along with the song’s hook. I began testing this song out live at my shows and fans immediately responded – it is one of my most requested songs. I knew this song would eventually make a great music video and I am excited for the world to see this!”

J.D. to perform at NASCAR’s Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart, July 13 at Kentucky Speedway
Shelburne was also announced today as the featured artist set to perform at the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart, on July 13 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky.

“I am so thrilled to perform at the Quaker State 400 race this summer! It has been a dream of mine to perform back in my home state and headline this event, said Shelburne. “I am looking forward to performing for all my Kentucky fans!”

JD will perform a full band concert on the Trackside Live Stage at 5:30 pm ET, as crowds ready for gates to open for the race. To buy tickets, and for more information on all the race’s activities, please visit KentuckySpeedway.com/quaker-state-400.

J.D. Shelburne Shows and Appearances:
APR 25 – Ole Red / Nashville, Tenn.
APR 26 – West Point Independent Schools / West Point, Ky.
APR 28 – Ole Red / Nashville, Tenn.
APR 29 – Ole Red / Gatlinburg, Tenn.
MAY 01 – Kentucky Derby Festival Chow Wagon / Louisville, Ky.
MAY 01 – Kentucky Derby Festival “Great Steamboat Race”/ Louisville, Ky. (Appearance Only)
MAY 02 – Kentucky Derby Festival “Celebrity Day At The Downs” / Louisville, Ky. (Appearance Only)
MAY 03 – Kentucky Oaks @ Churchill Downs / Louisville, Ky. (Appearance Only)
MAY 03 – Unbridled Eve Gala / Louisville, Ky.
MAY 04 – Kentucky Derby @ Churchill Downs / Louisville, Ky. (Appearance Only)
MAY 05 – Ole Red / Nashville, Tenn.
MAY 09 – Listening Room Cafe / Nashville, Tenn.
MAY 12 – Ole Red / Nashville, Tenn.
MAY 17 – Levee River House / Louisville, Ky.
MAY 19 – Ole Red / Nashville, Tenn.
MAY 25 – alley View Golf Course Summer Concert Series / Floyds Knobs, Ind.
MAY 31 – Merle’s Whiskey Kitchen / Louisville, Ky.
JUN 02 – The Bluebird Cafe / Nashville, Tenn.
JUN 06 – TBA / Nashville, Tenn.
JUN 14 – Madison Music In The Park / Madison, Ind.
JUN 15 – Barbourville BBQ Festival / Barbourville, Ky.
JUN 19 – Levee River House / Louisville, Ky.
JUN 21 – Merle’s Whiskey Kitchen / Louisville, Ky.
JUN 28 – Friday Fest Concert Series @ Highview Park / Louisville, Ky.
JUL 06 – Green River Catfish Festival / Morgantown, Ky.
JUL 12 – Franklin Summer Nights Series / Franklin, Ky.
JUL 13 – Quaker State 400 @ Kentucky Speedway / Sparta, Ky.
JUL 14 – Middletown Concerts In The Park / Middletown, Ky.
JUL 17 – Levee River House / Louisville, Ky.
JUL 20 – The Blind Squirrel / Louisville, Ky.
AUG 03 – Street Rod Nationals @ Freedom Hall / Louisville, Ky.
AUG 10 – Cumberland County Fair / Greenup, Ill.
AUG 14 – Levee Riverhouse / Louisville, Ky.
AUG 16 – The GOAT / Louisville, Ky.
AUG 24 – Boots, Badges & Bids Concert / Louisville, Ky.
SEP 07 – Old Louisville LIVE @ Central Park / Louisville, Ky.
SEP 14 – Hometown Rising Music Festival / Louisville, Ky.
For JD’s complete show and appearance schedule, please visit: JDShelburne.com

About J.D. Shelburne:
Nashville-based country music artist J.D. Shelburne was raised on a tobacco farm in Taylorsville, Kentucky, just outside of Louisville. When JD was 19, he found a guitar after the death of his grandmother. He quickly learned how to play it, and began writing and singing songs on his own. By his sophomore year of college, he had found a few gigs at some local bars in Louisville & Lexington, Kentucky area venues, developing a large base of fans along the way.

Fast forward to today, JD’s latest album Two Lane Town, is building upon his blossoming career as a modern country singer, songwriter and performer. His debut single and video for “One Less Girl” world premiered on CMT in 2018, and then went on to be a Top 40 Music Row charted song at country radio, with more than 30 adds. CMT again world premiered his second song and video for “She Keeps Me Up Nights” in April of 2019.

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New Live At Billy Bob’s Texas Episodes Set To Air On RFD-TV Featuring David Allan Coe, The Gatlin Brothers, Collin Raye and more!

New Live At Billy Bob’s Texas Episodes Set To Air On RFD-TV Featuring David Allan Coe, The Gatlin Brothers, Collin Raye and more!

Live at Billy Bob’s Texas Airs Weekly on RFD-TV Sunday at 7/6c and also available on-demand at RFDCC.com

Fort Worth, Texas – The newly launched hour-long program “Live at Billy Bob’s Texas,” airing weekly on RFD-TV takes the music fan inside the world’s largest honky tonk – Billy Bob’s Texas – all while highlighting the best in both country music and Texas music from artists who have performed on the main stage over the past 20 years.

In a partnership that started over 20 years ago, Smith Music Group has gathered a collection of their favorite cuts – including icons Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson with newer artists like Shooter Jennings – and put them into a TV show! You’ll see exclusive interviews, one offs from up-and-comers and intimate backstage acoustic performances.

Catch these new episodes:

Week of April 21:
Justin McBride, The Gatlin Brothers, Asleep at the Wheel, Collin Raye, David Allan Coe, and Jason Cassidy

Week of April 28:
Collin Raye, Cory Morrow, Brandon Rhyder, Josh Grider, Micky and The Motorcars, and the Hogg Maulies

Week of May 5:
David Allan Coe, Charlie Robison, Billy Joe Shaver, Jackson Taylor, Shooter Jennings, and the Toadies

About Billy Bob’s Texas:
Located in the heart of the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, the 100,000 square foot cattle barn became Billy Bob’s Texas in 1981. Since then more than 17 million visitors have enjoyed live entertainment and real bull riding at “The World’s Largest HonkyTonk”.

The facility can hold 6000 rowdy patrons on a given night and has been host to hundreds of musical acts, from Alan Jackson to ZZ Top. On Fridays and Saturdays, the venue also features live bull riding – a step up from the mechanical variety. It seems like an unlikely source for a series that has sold millions of albums.

Billy Bob’s has been named the Country Music Club of the Year 10 times by the Academy of Country Music.

You can find more information on upcoming events or buy Billy Bob’s Texas merch, Live at Billy Bob’s Texas CDs and DVDs or tickets at billybobstexas.com.

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Billy Ray Cyrus, Charlie Daniels, Gavin DeGraw, Home Free, The Katinas, Wes King, Nicole C. Mullen, Michael Tait, Matthew Ward and Zach Williams To Join Star-Studded Tribute Concert ’35 Years Of Friends: Celebrating The Music Of Michael W. Smith’ April 30 in Nashville

Billy Ray Cyrus, Charlie Daniels, Gavin DeGraw, Home Free, The Katinas, Wes King, Nicole C. Mullen, Michael Tait, Matthew Ward and Zach Williams To Join Star-Studded Tribute Concert ’35 Years Of Friends: Celebrating The Music Of Michael W. Smith’ April 30 in Nashville

They join previously-announced lineup of Amy Grant, Avalon w/ Jay DeMarcus, Bob Goff, Brian Littrell from the Backstreet Boys, CeCe Winans, Chonda Pierce, Danny Gokey, Francesca Battistelli, The Gatlin Brothers, Henry Cho, The Isaacs, Jars of Clay, Jason Crabb, Jim Brickman, John Crist, Jordan Smith, Jordin Sparks, Justin Flom, Laura Story, Lee Greenwood, Mac Powell, Mark Hall, Matt Maher, Matthew West, MercyMe, Natalie Grant, Nate Bargatze, Newsboys, The Oak Ridge Boys, Phil Keaggy, Phillips, Craig and Dean, Point of Grace, Randy Travis, Rascal Flatts, Ricky Skaggs, Russ Taff, Sandi Patty, Scott Hamilton, Steven Curtis Chapman, Vince Gill, Wayne Kirkpatrick and the Original MWS Band, and Wynonna, celebrating 35 #1 Hits and the 35th Anniversary of “Friends”

Nashville, Tenn.Billy Ray Cyrus, Charlie Daniels, Gavin DeGraw, Home Free, The Katinas, Wes King, Nicole C. Mullen, Michael Tait, Matthew Ward and Zach Williams have been added to the star-studded lineup to celebrate Michael W. Smith during the once-in-a-lifetime tribute event taking place April 30th at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

‘35 years of Friends: Celebrating The Music Of Michael W. Smith’ will also include appearances from Amy Grant, Avalon with Jay DeMarcus, Bob Goff, Brian Littrell from the Backstreet Boys, CeCe Winans, Chonda Pierce, Danny Gokey, Francesca Battistelli, The Gatlin Brothers, Gavin DeGraw, Henry Cho, The Isaacs, Jars of Clay, Jason Crabb, Jim Brickman, John Crist, Jordan Smith, Jordin Sparks, Justin Flom, Laura Story, Lee Greenwood, Mac Powell, Matt Maher, Matthew West, MercyMe, Natalie Grant, Nate Bargatze, Newsboys, The Oak Ridge Boys, Phil Keaggy, Phillips, Craig and Dean, Point of Grace, Randy Travis, Rascal Flatts, Ricky Skaggs, Russ Taff, Sandi Patty, Scott Hamilton, Steven Curtis Chapman, Vince Gill, Wayne Kirkpatrick and the Original MWS Band, and Wynonna.

Promoted by Outback Concerts and produced by Tony Conway of Conway Entertainment Group, music lovers will experience over 40 artists from all genres, performing a set list to include many of Smith’s 35 #1 hit singles. With over 45 Dove awards, three Grammy awards, and an American Music award, Michael W. Smith has forever enshrined his mark in the music history books. Smith garnered yet another Grammy nomination in 2018 for ‘Best Contemporary Christian Music Album’ for his worship effort, Surrounded. AWAKEN: The Surrounded Experience is Smith’s latest release (Feb. 22, 2019). [ AWAKEN press assets ]

Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster locations and the Bridgestone Arena box office.

About Michael W. Smith:
Michael W. Smith has been releasing new music regularly and performing around the world to sold-out crowds for the last 35+ years. During his storied career, he’s written over 35 #1 songs, been honored with three GRAMMY® Awards and 45 Dove Awards, one American Music Award, was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and has sold more than 15 million albums. His most recent USA Today, Yahoo! Music and Billboard-acclaimed studio album A Million Lights and Parade, Good Morning America-featured and GRAMMY nominated live worship album Surrounded have together become his 30th and 31st Top 10 hits on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums chart, more than any other solo artist in history. He’s also given back to the global community. Smith has raised funds to battle AIDS in Africa; started Rocketown, a safe haven for young people in Tennessee to meet and find hope; and has helped more than 70,000 children through Compassion International. He has also written several bestselling books, including Old Enough To Know and Friends Are Friends Forever. For more information, visit www.michaelwsmith.com.

About Outback Concerts:
Outback Concerts is an independent, full-service concert and comedy promoter based in Nashville, TN. In addition to producing hundreds of concerts and events each year, ranging from clubs to arenas across the country and Canada, Outback Concerts also produces the Nashville Comedy Festival. Outback Concerts President Mike Smardak was a 2011 inductee of the IEBA Hall of Fame. In November of 2016, Mike Smardak was honored with a distinguished NATD Award alongside Nashville’s most recognized members of the entertainment industry. In March of 2018, Smardak was honored by the T.J. Martell Foundation with the Tony Martell Outstanding Entertainment Achievement Award. Promoter Andrew Farwell was voted IEBA Rookie of the Year in 2014.

About Conway Entertainment Group:
Conway Entertainment Group is a full-service talent agency comprising live events, booking and talent management. CEG is built firmly on the foundation of Tony Conway’s forty years of experience in the industry, climbing the ranks from agent to CEO of Buddy Lee Attractions, Inc., one of the world’s largest agencies. In 2009, Conway sold his interest in BLA and opened Conway Entertainment Group with the desire to use his expertise from years of representing and negotiating some of the biggest tours, sponsorships, licensing deals, and literary, film and TV projects to come out of Music City.  

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Michael W. Smith: “Surrounded (Fight My Battles)”

For event media coverage and credentials, contact:
Jeremy Westby, jpw@2911.us, 833-537-2911 x800
Jason Ashcraft, jason@2911.us, 833-537-2911 x801

Michael W. Smith Media Contacts:
Rick Hoganson, Hoganson@comcast.net, 615-459-9870
Samantha Goldstein, samantha@nashunderground.com, 615-964-9000

For Outback Concerts:
Morgan Carney, morgan@outbackconcerts.com, 615-242-4922

2019 Nashville Comedy Festival Hosted A Slew of Sold-Out Shows And Brought Endless Laughter to Nashville

2019 Nashville Comedy Festival Hosted A Slew of Sold-Out Shows And Brought Endless Laughter to Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nashville Comedy Festival made its triumphant return to Music City April 8-14 with gut-busting laughs and record-breaking attendance. With more than 20 sold-out shows and over 45,000 tickets sold, the festival kicked off on a charitable note with the yearly TJ Martell Foundation Roast at Zanies, raising over $65,000.00 for cancer research.

Among the dizzying week of sold out shows included 2 sellouts of Polk Theater with comedy superstar Sebastian Manisicalco, sold out Ryman Auditorium shows from trendsetting YouTube comedy duo Rhett & Link, multi-talented mega-star Ali Wong, sharp-witted late night king Jim Jefferies, and 2 sellouts from rising comedy star John Crist. Tennessee kid Nate Bargatze brought a family affair to Polk Theater for 2 sold-out performances and Tiny Meat Gang podcasters Cody Ko & Noel Miller followed suit with their own sellout of Polk Theater.

Zanies had an array of late night laughs, podcasts, and classic standup with the likes of Janeane Garofalo, Rita Rudner, And That’s Why We Drink, Dusty Slay, and more. Zanies also featured their first Spanish speaking-only show with Luis de Alba.

The festival closed out in impressive fashion on Sunday with comedy legends Jay Leno and Jeff Foxworthy selling out The Opry House, comedy powerhouse Tom Segura selling out 2 shows at Ryman Auditorium, and podcasters 85 South selling out 3 Polk Theater shows – all in one night.

For a full schedule and photos from the event, please visit www.nashcomedyfest.com.

About Outback Concerts:
Outback Concerts is an independent, full-service concert and comedy promoter based in Nashville, TN. In addition to producing hundreds of concerts and events each year, ranging from clubs to arenas across the country and Canada, Outback Concerts also produces the Nashville Comedy Festival. Outback Concerts President Mike Smardak was a 2011 inductee of the IEBA Hall of Fame. In November of 2016, Mike Smardak was honored with a distinguished NATD Award alongside Nashville’s most recognized members of the entertainment industry. In March of 2018, Smardak was honored by the T.J. Martell Foundation with the Tony Martell Outstanding Entertainment Achievement Award. Promoter Andrew Farwell was voted IEBA Rookie of the Year in 2014.

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www.NashComedyFest.com
facebook.com/NashComedyFest
Instagram: @NashComedyFest
Twitter: @NashComedyFest
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Media Contact:
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For Outback Concerts, contact:
Andrew Farwell, andrew@outbackconcerts.com, 615-242-3323

Chris Stapleton Closes Out Country Thunder Arizona To A Near-Capacity Crowd

Chris Stapleton Closes Out Country Thunder Arizona To A Near-Capacity Crowd

2020 Festival Dates Announced – Tickets available now!
April 16-19, 2020
Florence, Arizona

FLORENCE, Ariz. – Reigning ACM Festival of the Year – Country Thunder Arizona – brought a prime slate of country music superstars to their massive stage in Florence, Arizona, April 11-14. Five-time Grammy, seven-time ACM and 10-time CMA winner Chris Stapleton made his first ever Country Thunder appearance to a rowdy, and packed-in crowd!

Country Thunder also welcomed industry stalwarts Dierks BentleyBrett Eldredgeand Tim McGraw to the stage, along with a plethora of other hit makers including Brothers OsborneTrace Adkins, Clay WalkerRestless HeartLonestarMarty Stuart and His Fabulous SuperlativesMorgan Evans, Craig Campbell, HIGH VALLEY, Hunter BrothersBrandon LayAbby AndersonAustin BurkeJosh Abbott BandScooter Brown BandThe Cole TrainsHarry Luge, and festival hosts Williams & Ree.

Adding to the excitement of the main stage talent, Electric Thunder delivered an EDM throwdown featuring Lucy VollDavid Fanning and DJ Hish who satisfied the late-night party crowd into the wee hours of the morning.

The Copperhead stage was equally rowdy and featured Harry LugeScooter Brown BandThe Cole TrainsRyan and The RenegadesA Boy Named SiouxDrew CooperMatt FarrisJulia RizikLauren Mayell, and Jessa.

Other notable moments included:

  • Brothers Osborne & Dierks Bentley performing “Burning Man” together, a song that took Music Event of the Year at the 2019 ACM Awards.
  • Austin Burke making a surprise marriage proposal to his girlfriend onstage, with Dierks Bentley being the cameraman to film the occasion.
  • Tim McGraw bringing out Clay Walker on stage for a raucous duet of “I Like It, I Love It,” which benefited greatly from the natural chemistry they seemed to share.

Organizers have also announced next year’s Country Thunder Arizona festival dates, from April 16-19, 2020.

Visit countrythunder.com to purchase, or order by phone at 1-866-388-0007. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram all @countrythunder. Don’t forget to download the app – loaded with festival information, schedules and more.

Country Thunder Music Festivals has a 15-year history which boasts four other major multi-day events in North America. The organization also hosts festivals in Florida, Wisconsin (July 18-21), Alberta (August 16-18) and Saskatchewan (July 11-14).

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

For media credentials & festival info, contact:
Gerry Krochak, gerry@countrythunder.com, 403-629-8902