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Newcomer Jenna Jentry Readies Four-Song EP

Jenna Jentry

Dallas native and rising country sensation Jenna Jentry’s mixture of big city country and small town charm has led to opening slots with The Band Perry, Scotty McCreery, Travis Tritt and others. More significantly, it caught the attention of country star and “redneck woman” Gretchen Wilson, who produced Jentry’s self-titled EP.


Due Oct. 14 through powerhouse independent distributor Sony/RED, Jenna Jentry is led by single “Wise Advice,” on which the newcomer has solo writing credit. Tracks also include “When It Wanders,” “Scared” and “Only By The Grace Of God.” Among her co-writers are Kevin DeClue (Hilary Duff) and Bruce Wallace (Trace Adkins, Dierks Bentley, Montgomery Gentry, Katie Armiger).

“Jenna has a very unique voice and writing technique that stands apart from other females in the industry,” says Wilson, who knows a thing or two about multi-platinum success. “It was a pleasure working with her in the studio!”

Born in Dallas and raised outside of the city, Jentry began writing poetry at the age of five and eventually fused her love of meter and verse with a deep appreciation for music. Commuting between Dallas and Nashville after college led her to make the commitment to Music City full-time. Associations with Sony/RED and Wilson soon followed.

“I’ve spent the past two years completely submersed in Nashville writing and growing as an artist,” she says. “I was lucky enough to be surrounded by talented and influential people in the industry, like Gretchen Wilson, and I absorbed all the knowledge I possibly could from them. I’m really proud of the four songs that made the EP, some brand new and some re-produced, and I think my fans that have grown with me along this journey will really connect with them as well.”

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Motley Crue Talks Country Music Metal Covers

90’s metal and country music together…….how does this all make sense?

“Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute To Motley Crue,” will include the likes of Gretchen Wilson (“Wild Side”), Rascal Flatts (“Kickstart My Heart”), The Mavericks (“Dr. Feelgood”) and LeAnn Rimes (“Smokin’ In The Boys Room”) taking their turns covering 15 of the Crue’s greatest hits.

You can sample and/or buy the songs here: (iTunes | Amazon).

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Mötley Crüe Tribute Album is a Little Bit Country and a Little Bit Rock ‘n’ Roll


If you’re a little bit country and a little bit rock ‘n’ roll, you’ll be excited for Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Mötley Crüe. The album comes out July 8 and features 15 of the rock band’s biggest hits covered by Florida Georgia Line, Justin Moore, Big & Rich, LeAnn Rimes, Gretchen Wilson, Darius Rucker, Rascal Flatts and more.

“People will be surprised how these artists made these songs their own and we couldn’t be happier with how the album turned out,” says MC bassist Nikki Sixx. “It’s been an amazing, positive experience and, as a lot of things we’ve done, a first in our career.”

See the full list of artists involved, watch their “Crüe Stories” and pre-order the album here.

Country on the River to Benefit Operation Toop Aid


Country On The River, a multi-day music festival taking place in Iowa on June 20 – 21 and Wisconsin on August 7 – 9, has named Operation Troop Aid as the official charity.

The Iowa festival will feature performances by Gary Allan, Bret Michaels, Montgomery Gentry, Gretchen Wilson, Thompson Square, Tracy Lawrence, Lonestar and Joe Diffie. The Wisconsin festival will feature performances by Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, Tracy Lawrence, Kix Brooks, Thompson Square, Sawyer Brown, Dustin Lynch, Parmalee and Trick Pony.

“We are very honored to have Operation Troop Aid with us at Country On The River. The support they bring to our troops is invaluable. Country On The River is committed to the Troop Aid cause and we fully support their efforts. We look forward to having Operation Troop Aid in both Iowa and Wisconsin,” says festival organizer Scott Sheckler.

Since its inception, Operation Troop Aid has garnered the support of music celebrities across multiple genres, from KISS to Toby Keith and Cheap Trick to Charlie Daniels. Operation Troop Aid’s mission is to make a positive difference and inspire deployed U.S. service members by letting them know America stands with them. Operation Troop Aid provides care packages and bill assistance with revenue generated through professional concert promotions, entertainment initiatives and public financial generosity.

In addition, Operation Teddy Bear, which started in 2012 as an initiative of Harris Jewelry, continues in support of our military, both at home and abroad through the sale of uniformed teddy bears. Teddy Bears representing all branches of the military can be purchased for $15.00 at or To date, Operation Teddy Bear has raised over $100,000 to help Operation Troop Aid, a 501(c)3 organization, send care packages to deployed personnel and sponsor events for military families and communities.

Gretchen Wilson Performs at SeaWorld Amid Blackfish Backlash

Gretchen Wilson

Gretchen Wilson took to the stage at SeaWorld this past weekend for their BBQ Festival. However, it wasn’t without controversy stirred-up by the CNN documentary, Blackfish. She took to Twitter to briefly respond before giving up all together.


Gretchen was added to the festival after Trace Adkins, Willie Nelson and Martina McBride pulled-out of the festival citing their disagreement with the park’s handling of their prize Killer Whales as the reasoning. Justin Moore and Scotty McCreery are still on the roster to perform on upcoming dates.

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