4 Nominations for Groundbreaking Lead Single of The Big Revival
ENCINO, Calif. (Jan 30, 2015) - Kenny Chesney knew his soul needed more when it came to his music. He wanted to push the envelope, but not lose sight of the people who lived their lives like he did. In some ways, taking a year off the road to make a record was a risk; but with The Academy of Country Music giving “American Kids,” The Big Revival’s lead track, four nominations, the music he made in that time he didn’t tour made a difference.
“With two hooks, three rhythm scans and some of the most ingenious wordplay I’ve ever experienced, ‘American Kids’ is unlike anything I’ve ever heard,” Chesney marvels. “I knew it celebrates those people who lived life wide-open, colored outside the lines, thought more about life than they get credit for and have fun doing it.
“For the Academy of Country Music to recognize what I saw,” Chesney continues, “that makes me really happy -- and proud. Proud for Shane (McAnally), Luke (Laird) and Rodney (Clawson), all the guys who played on it or played it, Shaun (Silva) and his team for capturing the spirit of the song – and everybody out there who is living their life with that kind of joy.”
RANDY HOUSER SURPASSES 3 MILLION IN SINGLES SALES FROM HOW COUNTRY FEELS AS FOURTH SINGLE NEARS TOP 5
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 22:27
“Like A Cowboy” rides higher on the charts as Houser prepares to hit the road with Luke Bryan
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 28, 2015) – With an inimitable voice that the New York Times describes as “wholly different, thicker and more throbbing, a caldron bubbling over,” Randy Houser has racked up three consecutive No. 1 singles and now more than three million in singles sales with his most recent Stoney Creek Records album, How Country Feels. His current single and fourth off the album, “Like A Cowboy,” continues its steady climb up the charts as it nears the Top 5 on both Billboard and Mediabase charts this week.
A born-and-bred road warrior who performs well over 150 dates a year, Houser recently announced that he will hit the road with Luke Bryan for remaining dates on his That’s My Kind of Night Tour and will start on Bryan’s highly-anticipated Kick The Dust Up Tour in May. He will continue to play headlining dates and several major festivals throughout the year as well, including New York City’s first-ever Farmborough Festival on June 28.
The Outsiders produces another hit as Church prepares to perform at Feb. 8 GRAMMY Awards
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (Jan. 26, 2015) – Add another accolade to the tally for Eric Church’s The Outsiders.
The album continues to deliver hits nearly a year after its release as “Talladega” reaches No. 1 on the Billboard and Mediabase country songs charts this week. It’s the second chart-topping single from the career-defining, GRAMMY Award-nominated album for Church.
“Talladega” joins previous No. 1 “Give Me Back My Hometown,” which is nominated for Country Song of the Year at the GRAMMYs. Church also is up for three other GRAMMYs, including Country Album of the Year. Church will perform on the Feb. 8 CBS broadcast.
The Outsiders ruled 2014 with country music’s biggest debut week, the genre’s first platinum-selling release of the year and an appearance on many critics’ best-of lists. Church was lauded for his fearlessness and embraced by fans, and that enthusiasm has already spilled over into 2015. Church set the Bridgestone Arena event attendance record with more than 18,000 fans spilling into the aisles at his recent hometown show in Nashville and has a number of dates ahead on his 2015 THE OUTSIDERS WORLD TOUR that could break records as well.