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Jamey Johnson and Love and Theft to Headline Buckin Wild Music

Buckin Wild Music

Dubbed by Great American Country (GAC) as one of its Top Tours, Festivals + Rockin’ Road Trips, the Third Annual Buckin Wild Music Fest returns to the Lost Creek Ranch and Arena on historic Route 66 west of Erick, Oklahoma, April 15-17.
Capturing the hearts of fans all over Western Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle and beyond, with 5,000+ in attendance in its first two years, the highly anticipated festival remains one of the first and only festivals in the area to combine live Country and Red Dirt music, bull riding, camping, and new this year, mud drags and mud bogging, capped off with a high-dollar mud bog bounty hole. Many avid festival-goers have already staked out their campsites from years past, claiming Buckin Wild Music Fest as their own annual tradition.

“What’s happening now continues to validate our vision for the Buckin Wild Music Fest of keeping it real,” said Donny G. Liles, the festival’s founder and producer, and Managing Partner of ALL Entertainment LLC. “In just three years, we already have a first-rate lineup of great talent to deliver fantastic entertainment. This is part of what makes Buckin Wild unique – the connection among the artists and the fans. On and off the stage, everyone has a great time.”

The All-American, home-grown festival is proud to announce its 2016 line-up with headliner, Jamey Johnson, 11-time Grammy Nominee, whose ACM and CMA award winning songs, “In Color” and George Strait’s “Give it Away,” earned him a place in the hearts of Country and Texas music fans forever, is set to perform on the main stage Saturday night.

Joining Johnson on Saturday is the CMA, ACM and CMT nominated Country duo Love and Theft, whose latest single, “Whiskey on My Breath,” a life affirming song of overcoming addiction and experiencing grace is gathering steam. Recently signed to the iconic Curb Records, Love and Theft is in hot pursuit of another #1 spot on the Billboard charts following their 2013 #1 hit “Angel Eyes.” The duo’s current single shot to the #2 spot on iTunes downloads in January and the video is chugging along toward two million views on YouTube.

Friday night also brings a fired-up roster with headliner, JW Lane and County Road X, with the success of their first two singles, “Weeds” and “Up and Gone,” produced by Mike McClure (The Great Divide), and their recent single, “Tease,” this band is a first-rate crowd pleaser with nowhere to go but up. Other hit makers to perform include Ray Scott, Steve Brack, Kaitlin Butts, Elaina Kay, Tyler Wilhelm, Ward Davis, Crossroads and SHEP.  Amarillo-based bands Shotgun Rider and Mike Chism and Hollow Point round out the 2016 roster.

The volume will soar higher and the red dirt will fly further than ever at the launch of the festival’s first-ever Buckin Wild Mud Fest, where mud boggers and mud-drag trucks are rolling in to compete in races, vie for the high-dollar Bounty Hole and enjoy the music.  Also on Saturday is the Lost Creek Invitational Bull Riding Competition, set to amp up the Lost Creek Ranch Arena with top-notch riders and bulls currently on the PBR (Professional Bull Riders Association www.pbr.com) circuit.

Buckin Wild Music Fest is proud to team up with the Cystic Fibrosis Oklahoma Chapter once again in 2016 for “adding tomorrows.”

The laid back, friendly atmosphere at the beautiful Lost Creek Ranch will again treat both fans and artists to down-home, Western-style hospitality and good eats, supported by a great group of hands – local volunteers and professionals many of whom have been helping since year-one.

Tickets and detailed information about the festival are available online at www.buckinwildmusicfest.com.

Buckin Wild Music Fest is a “rain or shine” event.  For updates, follow Buckin Wild Music Fest on FacebookTwitter and Instagram and use #BuckinGoodTime.

Love and Theft Sign to Curb Records

Love and Theft

Chart topping duo Love and Theft, known for their high-energy performances and emotionally forthright lyrics, have signed to Curb Records, one of the world’s leading independent music companies.

“We’re extremely excited and proud to have Love and Theft joining the Curb Records family,” says Jim Ed Norman, CEO of The Curb Group. “The chance to work with great artistry is first and foremost a privilege, but getting to add the incredible management team at Vector and long time friend and award winning Producer Josh Leo, is uncommonly rewarding. 1-2-3-GO!”

Taylor Childress, Vice President of The Curb Group adds,

“This is AWESOME! We couldn’t be more fired up to welcome Stephen and Eric to the Curb family.  They are true artists in every sense of the word and we can’t wait to get to work with them and their team on taking their artistry to even greater heights.”

With their third record Whiskey On My Breath available now, the ACM/CMA/CMT-nominated duo Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson reveal growth as songwriters, as they push boundaries and build momentum that started with their #1 country smash “Angel Eyes” and Top 10 hit “Runaway.” The pair also saw top 40 success with “Dancing In Circles,” “Runnin’ Out Of Air,” “If You Ever Get Lonely,” and “Night That You’ll Never Forget.”

The title track from Whiskey On My Breath has recently been given a shot of adrenaline by Bobby Bones who fell in love with the song while touring with Love and Theft. The iHeart radio host was inspired by the powerful ballad touting the strength of the single as the next number one Country hit.

Whiskey On My Breath, which Liles and Gunderson co-produced with longtime friend Josh Leo (Alabama, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Restless Heart), was released independently via their own label, Hate & Purchase Music, allowing them greater liberty when writing and recording.

“We realized we had a chance to give fans a record that best represented us as artists when we decided to release the new album independently,” says Gunderson. “By signing with Curb, who are an independent company themselves, we have an amazing opportunity to work with them while keeping our integrity as artists.”

“We are honored to be signed to Curb Records,” Barker Liles adds.  “Mike Curb and Jim Ed Norman are both legends who share our passion for music and independence, so to be a part of a team who understands and believes in who we are and the music we are making is inspiring.”

Top Country Tweets of the Week January 11th-17th

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  1. @jakeowen I surprised Pearl with tickets to see Frozen at Hollywood Studios today.. She said, “Dad, I… https://www.instagram.com/p/BAgbYyMBboj/
  1. @BradPaisley Goodbye David Bowie. Thank you for keeping it weird.
  1. @charleskelleyla met some of the coolest kids today @StJude #countrycares event. haven’t been back to the hospital since @ladyantebellum years ago.

drake white tweet

  1. @DrakeWhite Unreal experience this morning at St. Jude. Thanks amazing people! You win at life.… https://www.instagram.com/p/BAkg1wnm-8o/

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  1. @loveandtheft What up! #countryCares https://www.instagram.com/p/BAku9ecRumy/

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  1. @JustinColeMoore Not the ideal speed on the interstate…
  1. @blakeshelton Hey haters.. I’m having an INCREDIBLE 2016 so far!! Suck it… You like that? I can’t hear you. Oh yeah.. It’s because you’re sucking it
  1. @martinamcbride There are days when you think you look pretty good. And then there are days when you look in the mirror and say “Wait. That can’t be right”

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  1. @ThomasRhett Jan 15 Good morning Evansville #sockgameonpoint

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  1. @carrieunderwood I have always thought to myself, “I sure wish there were some giant chopsticks in the middle of this roundabout!”

Country Now Celebrates the Holidays with Sara Evans, Hunter Hayes, Lady A and More!

Sara Evans

Country Now is ready to get you into the holiday spirit with classics including “Go Tell It To The Mountain,” “Run Rudolph Run” and “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town,” performed by the likes of Frankie Ballard, Sara Evans, Tracy Lawrence, Natalie Stovall and The Drive and Charlie Worsham are set to premiere this week, exclusively on YouTube’s most viewed and highest-rated dedicated country music channel, Country Now.

In addition, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum, Hunter Hayes, Love and Theft will reveal what they want for Christmas. The videos, mostly shot during sessions of Country Now’s “Live From Blackbird,” will air beginning this week, and will run through the holidays.

Check out Sara Evans performing “Go Tell It To The Mountain” below.

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