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Faster Horses Festival Announces 2nd Stage Lineup & First-Ever Official Kickoff Party

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Faster Horses Festival, dubbed Michigan’s “go-to summer bash” (Detroit Free Press), just got rowdier with the announcement of the festival’s second stage lineup, as well as the news that campers arriving on Thursday (7/14) will have the opportunity to attend the first-ever “Budweiser Campfire Kickoff” featuring LoCash as well as local artists Matt Austin, Bear Creek Brothers, Paulina Jayne and Audrey Ray. Taking place in the center of the festival’s campgrounds, the event will mark the official kickoff to the three-day, two-stage country music and camping festival, that across the weekend is set to feature performances from Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Lady Antebellum and more on July 15-17.

The fourth-annual Faster Horses Festival will also host country music’s brightest stars on the festival’s “Next From Nashville” stage as it was announced today that Kelleigh Bannen, Russell Dickerson, Brooke Eden, Haley Georgia, Ryan Hurd, LanCo, Jon Langston, Aaron Lewis, William Michael Morgan, Steven Lee Olsen, Mo Pitney, Jameson Rodgers, Royal Bliss, Runaway June, Aubrie Sellers, Tara Thompson, Aaron Watson and Brett Young will all take the festival’s second stage known for its eclectic lineup and showcasing emerging artists.

“Our ‘Next From Nashville’ stage has become a go-to for fans and a mainstay we’ve kept throughout our family of festivals,” said Brian O’Connell, Live Nation President of Country Touring. “In past years some of country’s biggest stars have played the stage as a launching pad to superstardom including Sam Hunt, Chris Stapleton, Kelsea Ballerini, Old Dominion, A Thousand Horses, Cole Swindell to name a few! We’re excited to see the genre’s hottest acts hit the stage this year.”

Faster Horses Festival, which sold out last year in advance, will continue its tradition of offering fans a wide range of onsite experiences and this year will introduce a Saturday Fun Run on the speedway track dubbed Faster Humans, the Budweiser Country Club, and in-keeping with the festival’s theme, the Budweiser Clydesdales will also be on the grounds. For those looking to indulge, onsite offerings will include Down N’ Dirty Hats, Inhalation Station, Painted Pony, BootRoxx, Wallet Buckle, Henna Envy, Alex & Ani, Maui Jim Sunglasses, GoRVing and more. Fan-favorite staples will also return, including the infamous foam party, giant ferris wheel, the world’s largest inflatable water slide, as well as the opportunity to seek refreshments at the Malibu Rum Beach House®.

For more information, visit fasterhorsesfestival.com, twitter @faster_horses,  LiveNation.com and join the conversation on Twitter, #FasterHorses.

Eric Church Debuts “Record Year” Music Video

On the heels of winning ACM Video of the Year Award for “Mr. Misunderstood” earlier this month, Eric Church has premiered his new music video for current single, “Record Year,” on Vevo. The music video again enlists directors John Peets and Reid Long and features teenager McKinley James who starred in the music video for “Mr. Misunderstood” and appears on the cover art of Church’s highly acclaimed album by the same name. Also making an appearance in the 3:09 video is Church’s new uniquely designed and distinctively customized signature edition of the world famous Gibson Hummingbird acoustic guitar, aptly termed by Church as Hummingbird Dark. Church –who joins artists such as Bob Dylan, Jackson Browne, Emmylou Harris, and Pete Townshend who have also constructed their own signature guitars – is seen playing the model throughout the video shot in an abandoned schoolhouse on the outskirts of Nashville, Tenn.

“…a standout of Church’s latest album…” raved Rolling Stone rejoicing it “…makes the case for losing oneself in music to get over a break-up. Specifically, it’s the warmth of vinyl albums…” and Los Angeles Times dubbing it one of his more “deeply felt heartbreak songs.” Church co-wrote the track, #9 on Mr. Misunderstood, with longtime banjo player and guitarist Jeff Hyde. With poignantly clever lyrics, “Record Year” is Church’s ode to a lost-love who instead of finding solace in another’s arms finds consolation in a three-foot stack of vinyl albums. Iconic albums and artists are namechecked in the song, including Stevie Wonder’s Songs In The Key of Life, Willie Nelson’s Red Headed Stranger, John Lee Hooker’s One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer as well as artists James Brown, Waylon Jennings, George Jones, and New Grass Revival, reflecting the diversity of influence on Church and his music.

Throughout the video, Church and his band members are seen marking time by listening to vinyl records on turntables as well as performing. In several key visuals, vinyl records are stacked horizontally to become a 3-D audio waveform reflecting the sonic intensity of the song.

Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam Partners with St. Jude

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Organizers of the 4th Annual Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam country music festival, set for September 2-4, 2016 in beautiful Panama City Beach, FL, are proud to announce a commitment to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. For every ticket sold, $2.00 will go to support the lifesaving work being done at St. Jude.

“I love St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the work that they do and the fact that no family ever receives a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food,” said Rendy Lovelady, Executive Producer of Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam. “We’re excited about this partnership, because it allows us to bring awareness and help raise the necessary funds to save the lives of these precious kids.”

Over 75,000 music fans are expected to converge on Frank Brown Park in Panama City Beach for the Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam to see headliners Eric Church, Brad Paisley and Jake Owen.

Rounding out the lineup for this year’s extravaganza are: Brett Eldredge, The Band Perry, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Granger Smith, Sara Evans, Tyler Farr, A Thousand Horses, Charles Esten, Neal McCoy, Mark Chesnutt, Darryl Worley, Colt Ford, Dylan Scott, Craig Campbell, Kirstie Lovelady, Gal Friday Band and Chris Cavanaugh.

Three-day tickets begin at $149 and various ticket packages can be viewed here. A variety of Preferred Lodging Packages in one of the country’s most beautiful family beach locations are also available.

For additional information about Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam, including tickets, artist lineup updates, directions, parking, lodging and more, visit www.GulfCoastJam.com.

Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, Sam Hunt & MORE Added to CMA Fest Line-Up

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CMA Fest 2016 just got bigger with the announcement of Friday night’s stadium shows! Chris Stapleton, Sam Hunt, Eric Church, Hank Williams Jr. and Carrie Underwood will entertain the crowd downtown Nashville!

Since the event began as Fan Fair® in 1972 it has centered on Country Music fans and their unique connection to the artists they admire. To honor that tradition fans will be the first to have access to the lineups through the CMA Music Festival app. This year’s app is now available in the App store for iPhone and Android and includes features that allow fans to create individual concert schedules and be the first to know which of their favorite stars will be appearing on the Nissan Stadium stage.

Funds generated through CMA Music Festival ticket sales benefit music education. Since 2006, CMA and the CMA Foundation have donated more than $13.6 million to support sustainable music education initiatives across the country on behalf of the artists who participate in the event for free.

Fans that were not able to purchase tickets to the Nightly Concerts are still able to enjoy non-stop music, fan engagement, and artist experiences across the Festival through numerous FREE stages and events across town and by experiencing Fan Fair X in the Music City Center.

Tickets to Fan Fair X are available now at CMAfest.com (Fan Fair X admission is included in four-day CMA Music Festival tickets). Fan Fair X tickets are $10 per day or $25 for a four-day pass.

For the second year, fans will be able to purchase a four-day pass to the Fan Fair X that includes a general admission ticket to the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum that is good for use any day in 2016. The package deal is on sale now through Friday, June 10 and costs $39.95. The combination Fan Fair X/Country Music Hall of Fame tickets are available via the Country Music Hall of Fame website, http://countrymusichalloffame.org, and will also be sold at their box office the week of CMA Music Festival.

For upcoming announcements and all other info stay connected with CMA on CMAfest.com. Fans can also download the 2016 CMA Music Festival mobile app for iPhone or Android to view the latest artist lineups and to plan their festival experience.

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