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Dan + Shay Release New Single ‘From The Ground Up’

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ACM Vocal Duo nominees Dan + Shay (Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney) kick off February with “From The Ground Up,” the debut single from their forthcoming album, which makes its world premiere today on Country Radio. In celebration, the pair has also released their heartfelt new music video, directed by Shaun Silva and shot just outside of Nashville, digitally to fans.

“‘From The Ground Up’ is a song that started with a conversation about our grandparents and the love that they shared for the 65-plus years that they were married,” Smyers explained of the single he wrote with Mooney and produced with Scott Hendricks. “It tells the story of the life that they built through their power and dedication to each other, and the perseverance to endure whatever would come their way.”

Mooney continued, “We put our hearts and souls into every word and every note of this song, and we just hope that it’s as special to our fans as it is to us.”

Earning their third consecutive nod for Vocal Duo of the Year from the Academy of Country Music earlier this week, they also scored their first No. 1 single on Country Radio with “Nothin’ Like You” just after wrapping their sold-out headlining tour late last year. With the release of their first album Where It All Began, they became the first ever new country duo in SoundScan recorded history to debut at No. 1 on the chart. Since then, Dan + Shay have racked up over 120 million streams, sold more than 1.5 million tracks and 375,000 album equivalents, while collecting almost 30 million YouTube views. They will go back on the road next month, and continue this summer with Darius Rucker on his “Good for a Good Time” tour (dates below).

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Scotty McCreery to Return to American Idol on Feb. 11

Photo: Russ Harrington

Photo: Russ Harrington

Scotty McCreery returned to his roots earlier this week when he taped an episode of the Farewell Season of “American Idol.”
For three days, the Season Ten champion mentored two of the Top 24 contestants (their names cannot be
revealed at this time) and shared lessons learned from both his experience on the iconic television show and in
his ACM and CMT Award winning career.

Much to the excitement of the studio audience, the entertainer also performed duets with both singers. “American Idol,” featuring McCreery, along with five other returning Idols, will air next Thursday, February 11 at 8:00 PM ET (7:00 PM CT) on the FOX Television Network.

“I remember how important it was to me during my time on ‘Idol’ to meet and learn from all the great artists who visited the set and offered their advice,” said McCreery. “I was proud to be able to come back and offer whatever guidance I could to my two talented contestants. This is their season and their show. I was there to help them shine…and I believe they both did!”

McCreery is on the road next week performing concerts on Feb. 12 at the Canton Palace Theater in Canton, Ohio; Feb. 13 at the Secrest in Zanesville, Ohio; and Feb. 14 at the River City Casino in St. Louis, Missouri.

He will release his first book, Go Big or Go Home: The Journey Toward the Dream , on May 3. The book is available now for presale at Amazon , Barnes and Noble , and ChristianBook.com.

LoCash to Make Morning Show Debut on NBC’s Today Show

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One of the feel good stories in country music during the past year is the success story of Reviver Records recording duo LOCASH. Consisting of Preston Brust and Chris Lucas, they’ve watched as “I Love This Life,” has climbed all the way to No. 2 on the Billboard airplay chart.

Watching the rise of the song, which was co-written by veteran songwriter Danny Myrick and Academy of Country Music Awards nominee Chris Janson, has been a moment that the duo will never forget.

“Hard work is really starting to pay off for us,” says Chris Lucas. “We have been seeing the response live. People are singing it back to us. It’s an amazing feeling, for sure.” Brust agrees, adding, “Every day is so exciting. I know this sounds like a cliché, but dreams do come true. We have worked so hard to get to this point. It’s so surreal.”

And, with 2016 in gear, the good times are only going to get better. On February 24, LOCASH will make their network morning show debut on NBC’s The Today Show from New York City, and will guest on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live just a few weeks later, on March 16.

The Today Show is one of the most iconic network shows of all time,” says Brust. “When you think about all of the artists that have gotten a chance to showcase their talents on that platform, you realize just how lucky you are.” As far as the Kimmel appearance, Lucas says it’s just more of their goals being realized. “Come on, late-night network television, man! Who doesn’t dream of that? We’re just so blessed and grateful for everything that is going on right now with our careers, and our team that has gotten us where we are. I think if you talked to Preston or me, either one of us would definitely say… ‘I Love This Life.'”

LOCASH has also just released their follow-up to their smash hit, with “I Know Somebody” beginning to make an impact at radio.

For updated appearance and concert date information, visit their website, www.locashmusic.com

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Willie Nelson Releases “Someone To Watch Over Me” Music Video

Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson has released a new cover of a George Gershwin classic in this new Team Coco-exclusive music video.  Check it out below!

Get Willie Nelson’s new album of George Gershwin covers, Summertime: Willie Sings Gershwin February 26, 2016.

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