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

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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.

Kellie Pickler, Jerrod Niemann, Love & Theft and More Set to Perform Island Time Music and Fishing Fest

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The island paradise of Isla Mujeres will welcome an informal delegation of Nashville musicians, singers, and songwriters — along with fans, fun lovers, and fishermen — for The Island Time Music and Fishing Fest, February 15-20, 2016. This year’s performance lineup includes both promising and pedigreed artists and an appealing mixture of styles, genres, and repertoires. A partial list of those songwriters and entertainers scheduled to appear includes (in no particular order) Kellie Pickler, Jerrod Niemann, Blackjack Billy, Love & Theft, LOCASH, Lucas Hoge, Kyle Jacobs, American Young, Nick Norman, Natalie Stovall, Lewis Brice, Joal Rush, Hailey Steele, Rob Hatch, and Ryan Rickman.

“These artists, musicians, and songwriters are donating their time for this cause”, notes Skip Bishop of Studio 1Bee Entertainment, one of many “Isla-Holics” who live in Nashville and visit the island several times a year. “And unless they’re family members, music fans will never have access to performers of this caliber like they will have this week.”

The event’s six day schedule features a series of intimate, live performances in local venues (including a luxurious private residence) along with a fishing tournament that coincides with the winter migration of sailfish to the local waters.

“There’s not another gathering like this anywhere else in the Caribbean,” observes Chris Shannon of island-based Mundaca Real Estate. The Canadian businessman, who has made his home in Isla Mujeres for over a decade and spearheads fundraising for the school, says “The music, the people, the spirit of the locals and the natural beauty of this place–it all comes together for one incredible week. The money we raise keeps the Little Yellow Schoolhouse going and growing.”

Proceeds from event tickets, the fishing tournament, an online memorabilia auction, and sales of commemorative merchandise will fund the operations of the Little Yellow Schoolhouse, which provides services to the special needs children of Isla Mujeres at no charge.

Bundled tickets for the event range from $199 to $249 per person and additional pricing for select events is also available. Complete information on the Island Time Music and Fishing Festival, along with a link to purchase tickets, can be found at

Love and Theft and Casey Donahew Band to Headline Second Annual Buckin Wild Music Fest

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Dubbed by Great American Country (GAC) as one of last summer’s Top Tours, Festivals + Rockin’ Road Trips, the Second Annual Buckin Wild Music Fest returns to the Lost Creek Ranch and Arena on historic Route 66 west of Erick, Oklahoma, adding a third night to the party July 16-18.

Capturing the hearts of fans all over Western Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle and beyond, with more than 3,000 in attendance last year, 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 much more. Many avid festival-goers have already staked out their campsites from last year, claiming Buckin Wild Music Fest as their own new summer tradition.

The All-American, home-grown festival is proud to announce 16 acts in its 2015 line-up. Topping the list again this year is platinum-selling duo Love and Theft, set to perform on the main stage Saturday night. The CMA, ACM and CMT nominated duo’s latest single, “Whiskey on My Breath,” is a current mainstay on Sirius XM’s “The Highway,” and the Grand Ole Opry stage in Nashville, in hot pursuit of another #1 spot on the Billboard charts, following their 2013 #1 hit “Angel Eyes.”

Friday night also brings a fired-up roster with headliner Texas Music Mainstay Casey Donahew Band, whose high-energy, leave-it-all-on-the-stage throw-downs and latest album, “Standoff,” which debuted a #1 on the Country iTunes chart, have propelled them onto the national music scene. Other hit makers to perform include Trent Tomlinson, American Young, Tyler Wilhelm, JW Lane and County Road X, Tommy Gallagher Band, Elaina Kay, Sarah Dunn Band, Steve Brack, a Few Dollars More, Kaitlyn Butts, Troy Cartwright, Boone Cook and the Remains, Ethan Stedman, Shep and Tear Stained Eye and more well-loved local area artists. Following the artists’ performances on Friday and Saturday, there will be a Post-Show Artist Jam led by American Young outside on the main stage.

Kicking off the festival, Thursday night will offer a FREE Artist Acoustic Showcase to all festival ticket holders. The showcase will create an intimate setting of hay bale seating inside the arena for casual acoustic performances by festival artists who will swap songs and share the stories behind them. “This is part of what makes Buckin Wild unique, the connection among the artists and the fans.  On or off the stage, everyone has a great time,” said festival founder and producer, Donny G. Liles.

Friday night’s Lost Creek Invitational Bull Riding Competition is sure to kick up the dust with top-notch riders and bulls on the PBR (Professional Bull Riders Association circuit competing for the $20,000 pay out.

The Buckin Wild Music Fest is proud to team up with the Cystic Fibrosis Oklahoma Chapter once again in 2015, hosting numerous fund raising activities for “adding tomorrows.”

The laid back, friendly atmosphere at the beautiful Lost Creek Ranch will again have both fans and artists treated to down-home, Western-style hospitality and good eats.  This year the Buckin Wild Music Fest has excellent vendors serving a wide range of foods, in addition to a great group of local volunteers and professionals helping.

Tickets and detailed information about the festival are available online at  For updates, follow Buckin Wild Music Fest on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and use #BWMF.

Love and Theft Debut New Music Video for “Whiskey On My Breath”

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Love and Theft have released an emotionally charged new video for “Whiskey On My Breath,” the first single from their boundary-pushing, self-released album. The video, directed by Paul Cain/Ruckus Films, tells a story of redemption and can be seen today exclusively at The song is a personal one for the duo.

I come from a family of alcoholics,” Gunderson, 30, tells PEOPLE. “I’ve had grandparents and great-grandparents die from alcoholism, and Stephen’s grandfather pretty much drank himself to death. He had a case of Crown sitting next to his bed, woke up every day and drank until he passed out.”

“In the industry we’re in, it’s pretty easy to find yourself drinking every night,” he says. “It’s easy to fall into that hole and hard to get out of it. I am also type 1 diabetic, so drinking too much could be dangerous, and I decided to be sober. It’s been a life-changing decision.”

You can read more about the life changing decision and what inspired it here.

Love and Theft will also have a major presence during the upcoming CMA Fan Fest in Nashville. In addition to performances on the Bridgestone Stage, AT&T U-Verse and HGTV Lodge, Stephen and Eric will be playing in the 25th Annual City of Hope Celebrity Softball game (details below).

Love and Theft have already established themselves as one of country’s hottest acts with the #1 country smash “Angel Eyes” and the Top 10 hit “Runaway,” and their widely acclaimed albums World Wide Open and Love and Theft. For their third record, Whiskey On My Breath, the ACM/CMA/CMT-nominated Stephen Barker-Liles and Eric Gunderson (the singer-songwriter-guitarists-front men of Love and Theft) decided on release their music independently via their label Hate & Purchase Music, allowing them greater liberty when writing and recording.

Thur, June 11:
12:45pm AT&T U-Verse (performance and interview)
Fri, June 12:
10:45am Bridgestone stage (Full band performance)
Sat, June 13:
25th Annual City of Hope Celebrity Softball game
Sun, June 14:
10:00 am HGTV Lodge (performance & signing)

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