NASHVILLE, Tenn. - (March 17, 2014) – 21-year-old rising Cuban – American Country artist and former “American Idol” season 10 contestant, Sammy Arriaga, will open for the Country chart-topping winner of “The Voice,” Cassadee Pope (hit single “Wasting All These Tears”), on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at The Bluestone in Columbus, Ohio


Integrating his roots and influences into his music, Arriaga puts a unique spin on today’s Pop Country sound, filling a niche that country music has not yet seen. Becoming a young sensation, he is bringing his infectious style across the country as he headlines in various venues and even opens with acts such as Cassadee Pope and Love and Theft.


WHAT: Cassadee Pope Tour

WHO: Opening act Sammy Arriaga

WHERE: The Bluestone in Columbus, Ohio

WHEN: Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 7 p.m.

TICKETS: Tickets are $20-$23 and may be purchased here



April 11 - Charlotte, NC - Coyote Joe's

April 12 - Winston-Salem, NC - Johnny & June's


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 12, 2014) - Country Blues artist Kasey Lansdale is bringing home her “Restless Roadtrip” national tour with a final stop at the new Maklemore's Ale House and Bistro location in her hometown of Nacogdoches, Texas on Saturday, March 29. The performance will kick off at 8:30 p.m. and will feature songs off of her recently released album, "Restless," which was produced by Grammy award-winner John Carter Cash in the Cash Cabin Studio.


The “Restless” album features 11 tracks that showcase her smokey Tanya Tucker-esque twang in self-penned songs like "Sorry Ain’t Enough" and "Blame You for Trying." The tour’s kickoff performance in Nashville, Tenn. on January 18, at The Rutledge also showcased performances by John Carter Cash, son of legendary Johnny Cash; Raelynn Nelson; Blue Mother Tupelo; and Angel Mary & the Tennessee Werewolves.  


What: Kasey Lansdale’s Restless Roadtrip Tour

Who: Kasey Lansdale

When: Friday, February 29 at 8:30 p.m.

Where: Maklemore's Ale House and Bistro


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (February 10, 2014) – On the heels of Young Entertainment Professionals’ (YEP) third anniversary celebration and most successful event yet, YEP announces the next upcoming events for professionals of all ages. YEP, Nashville’s newest and fastest-growing entertainment industry group (5,248 members), hosted its third anniversary YEP mixer at the Music City Tippler January 30 with its highest attendance yet of over 250 members.


“We've spent three years building our profile as a welcoming and supportive environment for Nashville's next generation,” said YEP Executive Director and Founder, Andrew Cohen. “From the creative to the business side, the growth we've seen in the past year has been overwhelming and inspiring. We're so excited to continue bringing people together in a free and fun environment to create their own opportunities and make their mark on the landscape of Nashville's entertainment industry.”


Still to come for the month of February will be the next session of the monthly “Musicpreneur” series in conjunction with the Nashville Entrepreneur Center and Music City Music Council. The second session of this series is scheduled for Tuesday, February 11, with Big Machine’s Scott Borchetta serving as the guest speaker. The following sessions are scheduled for March 11 with Mark Montgomery and April 8 with Matt Urmy as speakers.  Additionally, March 12 is scheduled to be the YEP Writers Night at The Basement music venue.


To be added to the emailing list and for additional information about Young Entertainment Professionals and upcoming events, visit

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About the Young Entertainment Professionals (YEP) Network:

The YEP (Young Entertainment Professionals) network creates a platform for the entertainment industry to thrive in a supportive and creative environment for the betterment of its members as well as the industry as a whole. All aspects of the entertainment industry are represented and invited to come together at mixers, educational events and showcases to create connections and build a movement to establish a well-connected new generation of entertainment professional.


Country Newcomer Kasey Lansdale Kicks Off the New Year And "Restless Roadtrip" At The Rutledge With Producer John Carter Cash

Along with Angel Mary and the Tennessee Werewolves,

Raelyn Nelson and Blue Mother Tupelo January 18, 2014


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 8, 2014) - Few artists have the privilege of being produced by Grammy award-winner John Carter Cash. Even fewer have the chance to perform alongside him. Country Blues artist Kasey Lansdale can boast of both. This new year, Nashville concert-goers have the opportunity to see her perform live alongside her producer, John Carter Cash, at The Rutledge on Saturday, January 18, as she officially kicks off her "Restless Roadtrip" tour. The Southern Blues infused line-up also features Angel Mary & the Tennessee Werewolves, who Cash also produced; Raelyn Nelson, the granddaughter of Outlaw Country legend Willie Nelson; and Blue Mother Tupelo. This new generation of talent puts their own unique twist on a classic Country family tradition and is sure to bring an iconic, action-packed performance that everyone will want to put on their list of things to do this new year. Admission is $10 at the door with performances starting at 7:30 p.m.


Lansdale's performance will feature songs off her recently released album, "Restless," which was produced by John Carter Cash in the Cash Cabin Studio. Released in August of 2013, the album features 11 tracks that showcase her smoky Tanya Tucker-esque twang in self-penned songs like "Sorry Ain't Enough" and "Blame You for Trying."


"As a vocalist, she walks the line between traditional and contemporary sounds throughout, with the passion oozing out of tracks such as 'Blame You for Trying' and 'Just Another Day' being a great example of the former," said seasoned music writer, Chuck Dauphin, in Music News Nashville of the album.


The "Restless Roadtrip" national tour will serve as a follow up to her debut studio album with stops ranging from coast to coast and new dates being added regularly.


Upcoming Restless Roadtrip Tour Dates:

January 10 Nacogdoches, TX - House Party
January 11 Crockett, TX - Campstreet Cafe
January 17 Nashville, TN - House Show
January 18 Nashville, TN - The Rutledge
January 23 Ben Wheeler, TX - The Forge
January 24 Plano, TX - Cafe Bohemia
February 8 Tarkio, MO - House Party
February 9 St. Joseph, MN - The Local Blend
February 11 St. Cloud, MN - House Party
February 14 Paxton, IL - House Party
February 22 Boston, MA - House Party
February 24 Cambridge, MA - Pandemonium Books
February 25 Boston, MA - Atwood's Tavern
February 26 Portsmouth, NH - Press Room
February 28 Long Island, NY - House Party
March 1 Landing, NJ - House Party



Produced by Grammy award-winner John Carter Cash, Kasey Lansdale is a Country Blues artist from small-town Nacogdoches, Texas. Already an accomplished songwriter and author, her music is scheduled to be featured in two new films, "Cold in July," starring award-winning actor, Michael C. Hall from the Showtime hit series "Dexter," which is slated for a fall of 2014 release, and in "Christmas with the Dead," where she made her first big-screen debut portraying Ella, the protagonist's wife. For the most up-to-date news and tour dates, please visit:



Progeny of "The Man in Black," John Carter Cash started as Associate Producer on his father's Grammy winning records "American III: Solitary Man" and "American IV: The Man Comes Around," the later receiving three CMA Awards. He has sinced produced material for legends such as Loretta Lynn, Rodney Crowell, George Jones, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Rosanne Cash, Vince Gill, Sheryl Crow, Brooks & Dunn, Josh Turner and more.



The Rutledge is a music venue and bar and grill on the East side of downtown Nashville. Live music is featured almost nightly and ranges in genres from Rock, Jazz, Country and even Alternative music. Shows and information may be found at


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Chase Rice Announces First US Headlining Tour

Including House of Blues' "Ones to Watch" Tour Dates 


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 24, 2013) – Chase Rice, co-writer of Florida Georgia Line's multi-week #1 hit single, "Cruise," is ready to roll with his first nationwide headlining tour, "Ready Set Roll," including House of Blues' "Ones to Watch" tour dates. 
The tour kicks off October 3, 2013 at Bogarts in Cincinnati, OH and goes through the end of the year. House of Blues' "Ones to Watch" tour dates are below. A full list of "Ready Set Roll" tour dates will be announced shortly and can be found at
“If y'all like partying, make sure you find a city that we're bringing the ‘Ready Set Roll’ Tour to this fall. I don't want anyone coming just expecting to see a concert. We want y'all to come expecting a way bigger experience than that. A get away,” said Rice, “For two to three hours of your lives, drop your worries and come party with me and the crew. I promise, it'll be a night you'll never forget.”  
See what else Rice has to say to his fans about the tour in the video below: 

Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased HERE. VIP Tickets will also be offered in select markets and will include: a meet and greet, an exclusive VIP tour laminate, an unreleased t-shirt and a copy of Rice's latest album, "Dirt Road Communion." 
Watch the official lyric video of his new single, "How She Rolls," here: 

House of Blues' Ones to Watch Tour Dates:
10/3/13 - Cincinnati, OH at Bogarts              
10/4/13 - Washington, D.C. at The Fillmore, Silver Spring
10/11/13 - Philadelphia, PA at Xfinity Live
10/12/13 - New York City, NY at The Gramercy Theatre
10/17/13 - Cleveland, OH at House of Blues
10/18/13 - Indianapolis, IN at Deluxe at Old National Centre
10/19/13 - Detroit, MI at St. Andrew’s Hall
10/20/13 - Chicago, IL at House of Blues
10/26/13 - Minneapolis, MN at The Varsity Theatre
11/8/13 - Charlotte, NC at The Fillmore
11/9/13 - Orlando, FL at House of Blues
11/21/13 - Houston, TX at House of Blues
11/22/13 - New Orleans, LA at House of Blues
11/23/13 - Dallas, TX at House of Blues
11/27/13 - San Diego, CA at House of Blues
11/29/13 - Anaheim, CA at House of Blues
11/30/13 - Los Angeles, CA at House of Blues
For More Information Contact: 
Lone Star PR 
Heather Blankenship 

Hometown Highflier Kasey Lansdale Hosts Debut Album Release Party At The Barn Bar & Grille in Nacogdoches, TX

NASHVILLE, Tenn.- July 8, 2013 - Nacogdoches native Kasey Lansdale pays homage to her hometown by hosting the CD release party for her long awaited debut album, "Restless," produced by legend John Carter Cash in her hometown on Saturday, September 14, 2013, promising an outdoor intimate setting for friends, family and fans at The Barn Bar & Grill. Further details regrading the show are below.
WHAT: "Restless" CD Release Party
WHO: Kasey Lansdale
WHERE: The Barn Bar & Grill in Nacogdoches, Texas
WHEN: Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 9 p.m.
For more information contact:
Lone Star PR
Heather Blankenship (

Love and Theft Added to Lineup for Inaugural Thumbs Up For What's Wright Benefit at Tin Roof on May 15th


NASHVILLE -- RCA Nashville duo Love and Theft - Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson - will perform at the Thumbs Up For What's Wright benefit concert at Tin Roof Nashville on Wednesday, May 15.
Love and Theft join previously announced artists David Nail, Chris Janson, Kristen Kelly, Randy Montana, and special guests to support the Thumbs Up For Lane Childhood Cancer Foundation and the Payton Wright Foundation, raising money to fight pediatric cancer.
Two songwriters rounds will include hitmakers Lee Miller, Jonathan Singleton, Brad Tursi, Dan Isbell, Scooter Carusoe, and Jason Matthews. Emcee'd by television host Shane Tallant, the event will include a tribute to Lindsay Walleman, live auction, and an outdoor beer garden featuring Star Hill, Blackstone, Jackalope, Fat Bottom, and Turtle Anarchy breweries. Event sponsors include SunTrust, Lucchese Boots in the Gulch, Decosimo, Harris Real Estate & Auction, and Jim Havey Public Relations.
Tickets are $25 and available at
Twitter: @tufwwbenefit
About Love and Theft
Duo Love and Theft, comprised of Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson, released their first studio album on RCA Nashville, appropriately titled Love and Theft, in 2012.  The ACM, CMA and CMT-nominated duo share lead vocals throughout the 11 songs on the album, which was produced by Josh Leo (Alabama, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band).  The album's first single, "Angel Eyes," hit the #1 spot on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart and the Country Aircheck airplay chart, and was certified Gold by R.I.A.A. They are currently on tour with Tim McGraw. Find Love and Theft online at
To view the initial press release, click here.

Stephen Barker Liles of ACM Nominated Duo Love And Theft Nominated for Country Weekly's "Country Music's Hottest Bachelor"


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 27, 2013) –  As the single half of one of country music’s hottest duo’s, it's no surprise that Stephen Barker Liles of Love and Theft is also nominated as one of country music’s hottest bachelors. While Eric Gunderson,  the other half of Love and Theft, is celebrating becoming a first-time father, Liles is celebrating bachelorhood. "My dad would be so mad if he found out I got married, because that would mean he didn't get invited to the wedding! Not good," said Liles. 
With “Angel Eyes,” sultry looks and a great sense of humor it is apparent Liles has the whole package. One look at his steamy, sexy new music video, “Runnin’ Out of Air,”  and you'll know who to vote for!
Click here to watch their new music video and on the link below to vote. CAUTION: This video contains material that might be too hot to handle! 
Cast your vote here through March 31.  
For More Information Contact: 
Lone Star PR 
Heather Blankenship 

Special CRS Week #CMCHAT Live at the Ryman, Wednesday, Feb 27, 4pm - 7pm CT

Featuring Special Guests Scotty McCreery, Jerrod Niemann, Tyler Farr, Chase Rice, 

Love and Theft, Sunny Sweeny, Tracy Lawrence and more! 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 27, 2013) – #CMChat, one of the largest and most popular hashtag communities on Twitter, has teamed up with the historic Ryman Auditorium for  “#CMchat LIVE at the Ryman,” a first-ever showcase of LIVE STREAMING interactive video interviews with some of today’s hottest Country Music Stars! Fans can participate through Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus to ask their favorite artists questions during the live chat tonight from 4-7 p.m. CT. 
“I’m excited about bringing this unique opportunity to the historic Ryman during Country Radio Seminar week,” said #CMChat founder Jessica Northey of the social media chat she has planned to take place during the annual conference designed to educate and promote the exchange of ideas between country radio and the country music industry. You can watch the event LIVE HERE. The schedule is as follows: 
Be ready with your questions and use #CMchat plus the artists Twitter handle.  
For More Information Contact: 
Lone Star PR 
Heather Blankenship 

Spin Doctors Music Group Announces New Music and CRS Late Night Luau Event for Feb

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 11, 2013) – Spin Doctors Music Group announced today the release of several new singles to radio along with CRS festivities and new intern additions.

New client radio releases include Stephanie Grace’s Valentines Day ballad “Would U Be Mine,” John Karl’s “That’s What I Believe,” female fight songs such as Justine Blazer’s “Not Gunna Take You Back”, Brinn Black’s “Powerless,” and Andy Grigg’s “20 Little Angels,” which was co-written with seasoned songwriter Bobby Pinson in support of the Newton, CT shooting victims. All of the proceeds from the song go to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund managed by the United Way of Western Connecticut.
Also, Spin Doctors Music Group plans to show it’s appreciation to supporting radio stations during this year’s CRS with a Late Night Luau at Margaritaville on February 28. There will be food, drinks, live entertainment, drawings and door prizes including gas cards, an iPad and a trip that can either be used by the winner or used as a station give away. Contact your Spin Doctors rep for credentials to the CRS Late Night Luau.
In addition, the promotions company that launched in XX continues its expansion this month with the addition of three new Belmont interns: Kathryn Byrd, John Rudeshein and Alexis Tarver.
Media Contact:
Erik Blumenfeild / / 615-975-9791.
Brinn Black is available for radio phoners and can also provide station liners. To set up a radio phoner or liner, please contact Al Brock at