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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.

Eric Church Sends Message to Scalpers

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Eric Church is again taking strong action to ensure his fans come first. Last November, he revealed to the more than 80,000 members of the Church Choir that inspiration had struck and resulted in his new album Mr. Misunderstood, which he shared with them first and free of charge before putting it on sale. That insistence that his fans come first now has the man Stereoum dubbed “our greatest working rock star” standing up to scalpers in light of recent on-sales for his back-to-back intimate engagements at Red Rocks Amphitheater.

“I get asked all the time about my favorite venue, and I always answer the same way. Red Rocks. When people ask why, I just smile and say, ‘you must not have been there.’ It’s truly breathtaking,” the ACM Entertainer of the Year nominee shares. “I’m honored to have two shows there.”

Upon their normal review of the orders for the two nights, Church and his team discovered that a total of 2,700 tickets were purchased by known scalpers, including more than 750 tickets purchased by a Texas-based scalper ring, all of which were cancelled.

“I do want to add a quick word about the scalpers,” Church insists. “I have never seen more relentless, nefarious and frankly disgusting efforts to defraud the fans and the general public. Six words for you thugs: You Will Not Win. I Will.”

Q Prime South’s Fielding Logan has long spearheaded Church’s war on scalpers noting, “On an ongoing basis, our team will continue to examine ticket orders and cancel tickets purchased by scalpers.”

So when the more than 19,000 concert attendees arrive in Morrison, Colorado and see “sold out” across its iconic marquee for two nights, the Church Choir can feel confident that the Chief is doing everything he can to help the fans in the fight against scalpers.

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