THE SECRET SISTERS AND CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE® ANNOUNCE EXCLUSIVE PUT YOUR NEEDLE DOWN: DELUXE EDITION CD, AVAILABLE AUG. 4
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 17:22
Deluxe Edition of Critically Acclaimed Album Contains Two Bonus Tracks, Available Exclusively at All Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® Locations and CrackerBarrel.com
LEBANON, Tenn. (July 23, 2014) – Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® and The Secret Sisters announce the release of Put Your Needle Down: Deluxe Edition, which will be available on August 4 exclusively at all 630 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations and online at crackerbarrel.com. The digital album will also be available for purchase at select digital retailers. Put Your Needle Down: Deluxe Edition contains two brand-new and exclusive bonus tracks not found on the regular edition that was released in April. Produced by T Bone Burnett, the album contains 14 songs and will sell for $11.99.
Rolling Stone praised The Secret Sisters for their “ethereal harmonies” on the album while NPR commented that “Real life sisters Laura and Lydia Rogers are as flawlessly retro as ‘Mad Men’ and as lively and bold as Bettie Page, and their voices ring in impeccable harmonies that soar straight into the Everly Brothers’ territory.” The New York Times commended them for “…writing songs that hark back to vintage country storytelling” and went on to say “it’s no wonder the producer T Bone Burnett teamed up with them; they’re devoted to the rootsy anachronism, the throwback with modern savvy.” The Fort Worth Star-Telegram said, “Like orchids blooming in the swamp, The Secret Sisters embody beauty amid harshness….[they] make music with echoes of the past — everyone from the Everly Brothers and Kitty Wells to Simon & Garfunkel and Emmylou Harris lingers in the background like shadows — that enriches the present day.” And, the UK’s Independent wrote “These songs bounce, buzz and bubble along with timeless life. And jeez louise, those harmonies!”
Wristbands for 8/16 Beach/Bar Show Gone in Under 5 Minutes
PENSACOLA, Fla. (July 17, 2014)-- Kenny Chesney knew he wanted to get the No Shoes Nation together for one big show before The Big Revival hit the streets – and he knew he wanted that show to be something special. He also wanted it to reflect the laidback, easy-going hang that has come to mark his all-day outdoor plays.
What he wasn’t prepared for – when the announcement hit yesterday that he would be making wristbands for the free show at the Flora-Bama on August 16 available at 7 a.m. – was the volume of traffic that caused his website to literally shut down the site. But the No Shoes Nation is not to be denied, and when the RSVP portal re-opened at 7:30 a.m., the wristbands for the fenced-in beach area were snapped up in less than 5 minutes.
“Maybe the fans are as hungry to see me as I am them,” Chesney said with a laugh. “Cause I can’t wait to get out there and play. As I’ve said: I really miss not playing shows, seeing the people and having that exchange of energy that we have every night! The No Shoes Nation always brings it, and brings it hard – and they push me to bea better artist.” The Flora- Bama Lounge is located on Perdido Key, where Orange Beach and Gulf Shores meet. Established in 1964, it straddles the Florida/Alabama line and draws an eclectic mix of beach people, good ole boys, sports fans, locals, tourists, college kids, good timers, musicians and other folks looking to soak up the be-as-you-are environment.
Flora-Bama-Jama Blurs State Lines & Brings People Together All In the Spirit of How Good It Feels To Be Alive
Pensacola, FL (July 14, 2014): With “American Kids” taking the country charts by storm, Kenny Chesney’s itch to bring the No Shoes Nation together didn’t take long. But in keeping with his always “embrace life, make it happen” attitude, Chesney wasn’t looking to just show up and play, he wanted to make it the kind of day that his fans really know how to celebrate, to turn into a memory that’s going to last for months to come.
After a quick site scout and a bunch of phone calls, the 4-time Country Music Association and 4 consecutive Academy of Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year settled on a spot along the Gulf Coast where Alabama meets Florida, and entire worlds come together: the Flora-Bama.
“I’ve been holed up making a record for the last year... and anyone who knows me knows how much I miss playing, miss the fans, but especially miss the culture the people who love this music bring with them,” Chesney says. “Obviously, this isn’t going to be one of those huge shows we do, but it’s gonna be a long day, a whole lotta music and even more fun.