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Lee Greenwood Live Performance Special Set To Air On SiriusXM’s Prime Country Channel 58

Lee Greenwood Live Performance Special Set To Air On SiriusXM’s Prime Country Channel 58

Nashville, Tenn. – Throughout his expansive career, international country music icon Lee Greenwood has earned multiple CMA and ACM Awards, a Grammy Award for Top Male Vocal Performance on “I.O.U,” in 1985, and a multitude of other prestigious award nominations. Now, in 2020, as Greenwood has announced and celebrates his ‘Hits Tour presented by ABC Supply Company,’ his music will be spotlighted during a one-hour performance special airing on SiriusXM’s Prime Country channel 58 starting this Friday, February 28.

“I am really excited about this radio special,” says Lee Greenwood. “Storme Warren and I sat around in the SiriusXM Nashville theater and chatted about so many topics, but the real fun was performing nine of my Top 10 singles. Storme requested songs like I.O.U., It Turns Me Inside Out, Holdin’ A Good Hand, Ring On Her Finger and a few others so I hope people will tune in to hear this show.”

The Lee Greenwood Prime Country special will air during the following times:
Feb. 28: noon (12p), 6pm, and 9pm
Feb 29: 4 pm and 11pm
March 1: 6pm
March 3: 3am
*All airtimes are in Eastern Time Zone

His discography includes twenty-two studio albums, seven compilation albums, seven No. 1 hits and thirty-eight singles including songs like “She’s Lyin’,” “I Don’t Mind the Thorns if You’re the Rose,” “Dixie Road,” “Somebody’s Gonna Love You,” “Going Going Gone,” “You Got A Good Love Comin’,” among others.

His stand-out hit “God Bless the U.S.A.” has been in the top five on the country singles charts three times (1991, 2001 and 2003), giving it the distinction of being the only song in any genre of music to achieve that feat. It reached the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart shortly after 9/11. Known for his stand-out patriotism and support of the U.S. Military, Greenwood has been honored with the Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s National Patriot’s Award, and entertained troops on more than 30 USO Tours.

Greenwood was appointed to the council of the National Endowment for the Arts in 2008 by President George W. Bush, confirmed by the United States Senate, and continues to serve on the NEA at the pleasure of the President. His latest book release is a children’s book called Proud To Be An American, which is currently available in stores, on Amazon and leegreenwood.com.

About SiriusXM:
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) is the leading audio entertainment company in the U.S., and the premier programmer and platform for subscription and digital advertising-supported audio products. Pandora, a subsidiary of SiriusXM, is the largest ad-supported audio entertainment streaming service in the U.S. SiriusXM and Pandora together reach more than 100 million people each month with their audio products. SiriusXM, through Sirius XM Canada Holdings, Inc., also offers satellite radio and audio entertainment in Canada. In addition to its audio entertainment businesses, SiriusXM offers connected vehicle services to automakers and directly to consumers through aftermarket devices. For more about SiriusXM, please go to: www.siriusxm.com.

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#AmericanPie Trends After Tyson Fury Sings Don McLean’s Classic Following Win Over Deontay Wilder

#AmericanPie Trends After Tyson Fury Sings Don McLean’s Classic Following Win Over Deontay Wilder

Las Vegas, Nevada – Tyson Fury may be one of the great boxers of the modern era, but he is also a showman. When it comes to putting on a show, few places are more suited to the role than Las Vegas. Few men revel in the role more than the Gypsy King.

Having dismantled Deontay Wilder in seven rounds to claim the WBC heavyweight title in Las Vegas on Saturday night, the Gypsy King swapped boxing gloves for a microphone as he launched into a rendition of Don McLean’s American Pie. [ Twitter ] [ YouTube ] [ Facebook ]

Singing in front of nearly 16,000 attendees at the MGM Grand Garden Arena may send shivers down even the most confident of amateur singers, but Fury had no such qualms.

After all, he had just ended one of the world’s most powerful puncher’s reign as the undefeated heavyweight champion of the world.

Fury sang for approximately two minutes—the album version comes in at 8 minutes and 33 seconds—urging fans to join in for the chorus and proving he’s a natural entertainer, before ending with, “Thank you, Las Vegas.”

The Briton’s rendition clearly left a lasting impression on viewers and quickly went viral, with the song’s title rocketing up Twitter trends.

The single was the number-one US hit for four weeks in 1972 and the song was a worldwide success. The Recording Industry Association of America listed it as the No. 5 song in its Songs of the Century list at the end of the 20th century.

American Pie has become a staple of Fury’s post-fight performances. When the Gypsy King first fought Wilder in December 2018, he sang a rendition of the tune during the post-bout press conference, asking bemused reporters in attendance to sing along.

The performance at the time had been all the more remarkable considering that barely an hour earlier Fury had been on the receiving end of a one-two combination that had left him seemingly unconscious as he hit the canvas in the 12th round.

The Briton, however, somehow beat the count to earn a split draw and a rematch.
On Saturday night it was Wilder who got knocked down as Fury floored him in the third round with a right hander to the temple and then again in the fifth round with a powerful body shot.

With the Alabama native unsteady on his legs and bleeding from his left ear, Fury methodically picked him apart in the sixth round, before Wilder’s camp threw in the towel with 1:56 gone in the seventh round.

“I hit him with a clean right that dropped him, and he got back up,” Fury said after the fight. “He is a warrior. He will be back. He will be champion again.”

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Don McLean On Tour:
Feb 29 – Sugar Loaf, N.Y.
Mar 28 – Greeley, Colo.
Apr 03 – Honolulu, Hi.
Apr 04 – Honolulu, Hi.
Apr 05 – Honolulu, Hi.
Apr 17 – Kirkland, Wash.
Apr 25 – Gulfport, Miss.
May 01 – Orlando, Fla.
May 02 – Orlando, Fla.
May 06 – Mississauga, Ontario – Canada
May 08 – Riverhead, N.Y.
May 09 – Glenside, Pa.
May 16 – St. George, Utah
May 22 – Regina, Saskatchewan – Canada
Jul 11 – Mt. Vernon, Ky.
Aug 13 – Ridgefield, Ct.
Aug 14 – Boston, Mass.
Aug 15 – Alexandria, Va.
Aug 21 – Savannah, Ga.
Aug 22 – Estero, Fla.

2021
Feb 18 – 22, 2021 Rock Legends Cruise / Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

**Click here for Don’s most updated 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. In 2000, “American Pie” 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. In 2015, one of McLean’s four handwritten manuscripts of the lyrics to “American Pie” was auctioned by Christies, selling for just over $1.2 Million. 2017 brought a huge honor when his iconic song was inducted into the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry, joining less than 500 works including “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” With over 40 gold and platinum records worldwide, McLean’s prowess for writing timeless songs was again captured on his 2018 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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Tyson Fury sings “American Pie” after beating Deontay Wilder during postfight interview
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‘The Song – Recorded Live @ TGL Farms’ To Feature Don McLean And His Hit Songs In 30 Minute TV Show

‘The Song – Recorded Live @ TGL Farms’ To Feature Don McLean And His Hit Songs In 30 Minute TV Show

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Don McLean is a Grammy award honoree, a Songwriters Hall of Fame member, a BBC Lifetime Achievement award recipient, and his smash hit “American Pie” resides in the Library of Congress National Recording Registry and was named by the Recording Industry of America (RIAA) as a top 5 song of the 20th Century. His creative works “Castles In The Air,” “Vincent,” and “American Pie” will be the focus of a full episode of The Song – Recorded Live @ TGL Farms tv show during its inaugural season that will air beginning this week. Check local listings for air times. The Song airs in national syndication across America. Broadcast dates & times will vary by market. Find your local station by using the station finder at thesong.tv.
 
“I have been really blessed to have written songs that turned into hit records and propelled my career throughout the years as well as have other artists like Madonna, Garth Brooks, Josh Groban, Drake, Weird “Al” Yankovic, and countless others record them,” says Don McLean. “A good song will last a lifetime!”
 
The Song – Recorded Live @ TGL Farms airs in national syndication on predominantly CBS, ABC, FOX and NBC affiliates across the country including New York, Boston, Atlanta, Detroit, Dallas, San Francisco, Miami and Seattle. Gray Television distributes the series, which is presented by Ally and powered by Nashville Music City.
 
Season one includes nine 30-minute fast-paced episodes hosted by Krista Marie and Damien Horne and a one-hour “Best of The Song” finale co-hosted by CeeLo Green.

Don McLean On Tour:
Feb 29 – Sugar Loaf, N.Y.
Mar 28 – Greeley, Colo.
Apr 03 – Honolulu, Hi.
Apr 04 – Honolulu, Hi.
Apr 05 – Honolulu, Hi.
Apr 17 – Kirkland, Wash.
Apr 25 – Gulfport, Miss.
May 01 – Orlando, Fla.
May 02 – Orlando, Fla.
May 06 – Mississauga, Ontario – Canada
May 08 – Riverhead, N.Y.
May 09 – Glenside, Pa.
May 16 – St. George, Utah
May 22 – Regina, Saskatchewan – Canada
Jul 11 – Mt. Vernon, Ky.
Aug 13 – Ridgefield, Ct.
Aug 14 – Boston, Mass.
Aug 15 – Alexandria, Va.
Aug 21 – Savannah, Ga.
Aug 22 – Estero, Fla.

2021
Feb 18 – 21, 2021 Rock Legends Cruise / Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

**Click here for Don’s most updated 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. In 2000, “American Pie” 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. In 2015, one of McLean’s four handwritten manuscripts of the lyrics to “American Pie” was auctioned by Christies, selling for just over $1.2 Million. 2017 brought a huge honor when his iconic song was inducted into the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry, joining less than 500 works including “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” With over 40 gold and platinum records worldwide, McLean’s prowess for writing timeless songs was again captured on his 2018 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.

About The Song – Recorded Live @ TGL Farms:
Conceived, produced, shot and edited in Nashville, Tennessee, the wildly entertaining 30-minute show includes intimate performances by superstars such as CeeLo Green singing “Crazy,” Rick Springfield singing “Jessie’s Girl,” All-4-One singing “I Swear,” Big & Rich singing “Save A Horse,”, Don McLean singing “American Pie,” and more. In-depth interviews with the artists and songwriters reveal never-before-heard details behind those songs, the inspiration and how they became woven into the fabric of popular culture.

Executive produced by Marc Oswald, Cary Glotzer and award-winning director Trey Fanjoy, the series was filmed at picturesque TGL Farms. The setting provided a relaxed atmosphere for hosts Krista and Damien to dig deep into the lives and careers of the artists and songwriters. The TGL Farms stable was transformed into a studio soundstage, where the artists performed intimate versions of their hit songs and often introduced new music.

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Damien Horne, Don McLean and Krista Marie on the set of The Song surrounded with multiple Platinum and Gold awards from Madonna, Drake, Josh Groban, and Garth Brooks.
Damien Horne, Don McLean and Krista Marie on the set of The Song where McLean was surprised with multiple Platinum and Gold awards from Madonna, Drake, Josh Groban, and Garth Brooks.

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Foundry Records Adds Rick Baumgartner As National Director Of Promotion

Foundry Records Adds Rick Baumgartner As National Director Of Promotion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Foundry Records has added Rick Baumgartner as National Director of Promotion. Baumgartner has worked at several labels, including Warner Brothers, Decca, Atlantic, Broken Bow and Black River Entertainment.

“It’s an incredible honor to be given this opportunity by Cole, Mark and April,” says Baumgartner. “I continue to hold dear the friendships I’ve made in my years working with country radio, and I look forward to making many new ones as I help this team deliver top-notch new music to country radio. I am beyond grateful for the team’s vote of confidence.”

Over the course of his career, Rick has been at the forefront of countless careers of some of the biggest names in country music, including Randy Travis, Hank Williams Jr., Faith Hill, Little Big Town, Travis Tritt, Craig Morgan, Clint Black, Lee Ann Womack and more. As a result of his hard work and dedication, Rick has worked on 41 #1 hits.

“Having Rick in the role of National Director of Promotion was an easy decision,” says General Manager Cole Johnstone. “His knowledge of the music industry is an asset and he is respected throughout the community. We are very excited to have him on board and look forward to seeing what the future holds for all of our artists at Foundry Records.”

“Rick’s relationships with country radio are strong,” added VP Marketing & Promotion April Rider. “We worked great together years ago at Decca Records and I am thrilled to be working with him again!”

Foundry Records was formed in 2019 by Cole JohnstoneMark Bright and April Rider, with the first artists announced on label being legendary Grammy winning group, Shenandoah and newcomer Austin Merrill. Foundry Records is a full-service independent record label with a strategic alliance with ADA Worldwide that is dedicated to long-term artist development and will include a diverse roster of artists. For more information, visit foundry-records.com.

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Jack Black Channels Don McLean During Music Themed Episode Of National Geographic’s ‘Brain Games’

Jack Black Channels Don McLean During Music Themed Episode Of National Geographic’s ‘Brain Games’

Los Angeles, Calif. – The Emmy-nominated Nat Geo’s Brain Games featured Jack Black as mentalist Lior Suchard was getting into his mind during the music themed episode which aired this week. Seen in the clip here: screenrant.com/jack-black-brain-games-mentalist-clip watch as Jack Black and his Tenacious D bandmate Kyle Gass learn how music affects the brain. Wonder what song he was channeling?? Well, it was none other than Don McLean’s “American Pie”!

The reboot of Nat Geo’s series returns with host Keegan-Michael Key, adding a Hollywood twist to its classic mind-bending format by challenging the world’s biggest celebrities to realize their exceptional brain power through fun and highly entertaining interactive games, illusions and social experiments. Key along with world-famous mentalist Lior Suchard and field correspondent and science communicator Cara Santa Maria, guide celebrities, including Anthony Anderson, Kristen Bell, Jack Black, Mark Cuban, Ted Danson, Tiffany Haddish, Dax Shepard, Megan Trainor and Rebel Wilson, through fun and exciting experiments, illusions and demonstrations that will help them realize their untapped brain power. The results are hilarious, surprising and interactive, and will keep you on the edge of your seat.

In addition to the guests featured in each episode, additional celebrities make cameo appearances throughout the season, including Tim Allen, Colin Hanks, Tom Hanks, Kevin Hart, Gillian Jacobs, Thomas Middleditch, Jordan Peele, Ben Schwartz and Marcus Scribner. The new season also includes a mixture of in-studio and in-the-field game components; physical and mental games; and the introduction of the Gauntlet, a series of simple, yet challenging, brain games, faced by each celebrity guest, that delight and confound.

Filmed in front of a studio audience, the show investigates topics like distinguishing fact from fiction, manipulating the brain through filmmaking, changing neural patterns through music, falling in love and maximizing our mental potential through sports. In a hilarious battle of the sexes, the series also explores the cognitive differences between men and women and shows us through a head-to-head battle of kids vs. grown-ups just how age affects brain power.

*information provided by Screen Rant/Rob Keyes

Don McLean On Tour:
Feb 29 – Sugar Loaf, N.Y.
Mar 28 – Greeley, Colo.
Apr 03 – Honolulu, Hi.
Apr 04 – Honolulu, Hi.
Apr 05 – Honolulu, Hi.
Apr 17 – Kirkland, Wash.
Apr 25 – Gulfport, Miss.
May 01 – Orlando, Fla.
May 02 – Orlando, Fla.
May 06 – Mississauga, Ontario – Canada
May 08 – Riverhead, N.Y.
May 09 – Glenside, Pa.
May 16 – St. George, Utah
May 22 – Regina, Saskatchewan – Canada
Jul 11 – Mt. Vernon, Ky.
Aug 13 – Ridgefield, Ct.
Aug 14 – Boston, Mass.
Aug 15 – Alexandria, Va.
Aug 21 – Savannah, Ga.
Aug 22 – Estero, Fla.

2021
Feb 18 – 21, 2021 Rock Legends Cruise / Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

**Click here for Don’s most updated 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. In 2000, “American Pie” 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. In 2015, one of McLean’s four handwritten manuscripts of the lyrics to “American Pie” was auctioned by Christies, selling for just over $1.2 Million. 2017 brought a huge honor when his iconic song was inducted into the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry, joining less than 500 works including “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” With over 40 gold and platinum records worldwide, McLean’s prowess for writing timeless songs was again captured on his 2018 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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Watch Jack Black get his mind blown on Brain Games