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Watershed Music Festival Releases Full Schedule

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The third annual Watershed Music Festival released the full schedule today for the three-day music and camping event on Aug. 1, 2, and 3 at the Gorge Amphitheatre. Additionally, a second stage will feature up and coming artists including Cody Beebe & The Crooks, Carrie Cunningham & The Six Shooters, Aaron Crawford, McKenna Faith, Massy Ferguson, Old Dominion, Austin Jenckes, Tayla Lynn, Jessica Lynne, Chance McKinney, Caitlyn Smith, Sweetkiss Momma, A Thousand Horses and Austin Webb. The full schedule is available now at watershedfest.com.

Watershed Music Festival sold out within 10 minutes of going on sale to the public with over 25,000 three day passes claimed. The heavy hitting lineup features Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen, along with Billy Currington, Eli Young Band, Joe Diffie, Randy Houser, Justin Moore, Kip Moore, Cassadee Pope, Brothers Osborne, The Cadillac Three, Chase Rice, Dallas Smith, Adam Craig, Kelleigh Bannen, Lindsay Ell, Lonestar and The Swon Brothers.

In addition to the versatile lineup and late night sets, the festival will feature a “Drop Zone” thrill ride, 100 ft. vertigo swing, giant ferris wheel, the world’s largest inflatable water slide and a Foamalicious foam party. Watershed Music Festival is set at the picturesque Gorge Amphitheatre, undoubtedly one of the most scenic concert venues in the world offering sweeping views of the Columbia River Gorge.

For more details, visit watershedfest.com, tweet @watershedfest, LiveNation.com, and join the conversation on Twitter, #watershed.

Randy Houser Rides in “Like A Cowboy” with Epic New Music Video

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Taking a page from classic western film sagas like Tombstone and Arizona, chart-topping country star Randy Houser is bringing fans a music video for his new single, “Like A Cowboy,” that is as visually epic as Houser’s vocal performance is powerful. Acclaimed film director Dustin Rikert helmed the project, which will premiere exclusively on CMT and CMT.com this Saturday, June 28 at 10:00 a.m. ET / 9:00 a.m. CT.

Houser spent a week shooting at multiple locations in Tucson, Ariz., including famed Old Tucson Studios, where many major western films have been shot including Arizona, McLintock!, Three Amigos, Tombstone and more. Under Rikert’s direction, a cast and crew of more than 75 people (including William Shockley of “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman” fame and Tim Murphy from “Sons of Anarchy”) and 50 head of cattle came together for the multi-day shoot, bringing the 1800’s period piece to life with “Like A Cowboy” as its soundtrack.

“I really wanted to give [fans] as much as I could possibly give them for a music video and I feel like this song really leant itself to do something unique and special, something that looks just a little beyond where we’ve been,” said Houser.

“Like A Cowboy” is the fourth single from Houser’s Stoney Creek Records album How Country Feels, which has yielded three consecutive No. 1 smashes with the title track, “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight” and “Goodnight Kiss.” Houser wrote the ballad with Brice Long and has received rave reviews for his outstanding vocals, with Country Weekly saying, “Randy Houser is one of the finest male vocalists the community has ever welcomed. The authenticity in his voice reveals itself in that he sings with the same growl and drawl with which he speaks” and Taste of Country adds, “‘Like a Cowboy’ is another vocal gem that’s both romantic and dangerous. One feels his conflicted emotions, which are a perfect fit for the ballad.”

In addition to premiering the “Like A Cowboy” video this Saturday, CMT’s Hot 20 Countdown will air a taped performance of the song as Houser and Eckrich, the makers of naturally hardwood smoked sausage and savory deli meats, show their support for military families and Operation Homefront with a rooftop celebration at the Country Music Hall of Fame® in Nashville. The new episode of Hot 20 Countdown will air at 11:00 a.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. CT on June 28th, after the video premiere.

Houser is currently touring with Brad Paisley on the Country Nation World Tour and continues to perform his own headlining dates across the country. For more information and the latest updates, visit www.RandyHouser.com

More Than 40,000 Fans Attend The 2nd Annual Taste of Country Music Festival

PHOTO CREDIT: Joshua Timmermans, Taste of Country Music Festival

PHOTO CREDIT: Joshua Timmermans, Taste of Country Music Festival

More than 40,000 enthusiastic country music fans turned out for the Northeast’s premiere 3-day country music festival – the 2nd Annual Taste of Country Music Festival – held June 13-15 Hunter Mountain Resort (Hunter, NY) in the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County.

To catch a brief video recap of the flavors, artists and thousands of fans who helped make this year’s Taste of Country Music weekend a huge success click HERE.

The star-packed lineup for this year’s festival included Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Brantley Gilbert, Hank Williams, Jr., Randy Houser, Thompson Square, Craig Morgan, Thomas Rhett, Tyler Farr, Eric Paslay, Charlie Worsham, Leah Turner, The Cadillac Three Chase Rice, Blackjack Billy, Gwen Sebastian and Jamie Lynn Spears.

Saturday night, TasteofCountry.com host Billy Dukes made the onstage announcement that Tim McGraw will be the first headliner for the 2015 festival.

“We are grateful and humbled by the support we’ve gotten from the fans of the Taste of Country Music Festival this year,” said Dhruv Prasad, Executive Vice President – Live Events, Townsquare Media Group. “Thanks again to all the great artists who performed on our stages this year, our hosts at Hunter Mountain, all of our great staff, and the folks in Greene County for welcoming us again. We are already looking forward to producing another great experience in 2015, and could not be more excited to bring Tim McGraw up to the Mountain!”

The 3rd Annual Taste of Country Music Festival will be held June 12-14, 2015, the weekend following the eleventh annual Mountain Jam Music Festival, scheduled for June 4-7, 2015.

For more information about the Taste of Country Music Festival – and to purchase tickets for the 2015 festival – go to www.tasteofcountryfestival.com.

Randy Houser and Eckrich Host a Welcome Home for Our Heroes

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Randy Houser joined Eckrich, part of the John Morrell Food Group, a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods on June 11th, for a special homecoming for wounded military service members and their families. Accompanied by the Eckrich mobile sampling tour, Houser participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new Operation Homefront Village in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The chart-topping singer and songwriter also performed select hits to help welcome the families to their new homes before joining them in a cookout featuring Eckrich naturally hardwood smoked sausage and savory deli meats.

Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney A. Katz and members of his council were also in attendance to celebrate the opening of the new Operation Homefront Village located at Hidden Creek Apartments. The Village will provide the military families with rent-free accommodation while they transition from the military to civilian life due to their injuries.

Houser performed for the Operation Homefront Village families and several hundred Hidden Creek Apartments residents in attendance and also distributed a $100 gift card good at Giant Food stores to each Village family, on behalf of Eckrich. Prior to his performance, Houser spent one-on-one time with selected military families who are currently Village residents and personally thanked each family for their service to the country and for their sacrifice. Houser has been a supporter of our military troops and their families throughout his career, and has even traveled to Iraq to perform for the active soldiers there.

“The men and women who serve this country, and their families, sacrifice so much to protect our freedom,” said Houser. “It’s an honor to have the opportunity to show our appreciation and join Eckrich in supporting military families with Operation Homefront.”

The visit and cookout were part of the Eckrich “Operation Inspiration” campaign which supports and honors military families. This is Houser’s first year of partnering with Eckrich and his participation with the award-winning campaign. He will continue to honor military families throughout the summer at select concerts and events.

“We are thrilled to be able to host the housewarming for the new Operation Homefront Village,” said Chuck Gitkin, vice president, marketing, innovation and R&D for the John Morrell Food Group. “Having Randy (Houser) and the community join us for this event and cookout, really makes for a memorable day for our military families. This new Village provides an unbelievable relief for these families and today’s visit and performance from Randy was our way to welcome them to their new home.”

Now in its third year of partnership with Operation Homefront, Eckrich has already donated more than a half a million dollars to the organization. Eckrich is again donating up to $250,000 this year through the contribution of five cents from each purchase of specially marked products from May 1 through July 4. Operation Homefront is a non-profit organization which provides emergency housing, financial and other assistance to service members and wounded warriors.

“We couldn’t be happier to be joined by Mayor Katz, Randy Houser and our good friends at Eckrich to celebrate the opening of our new Village,” said Jim Knotts, Operation Homefront’s president and CEO. “Our Village program affords wounded warriors and their families with stable housing while they transition from the military, addressing the critical gap that so often exists before they begin receiving veteran benefits.”

Each furnished Village apartment – including the cost of financial counseling and other transition programs for residents – costs more than $20,000 per year with a total program budget of more than $1.5 million for three Village locations across the country. The program is made possible by generous contributions from individual donors, corporate foundations and partners. No federal funding is provided.

For more information about Eckrich, including “Operation Inspiration,” it’s partnership with Randy Houser and its mobile sampling tour, please visit www.facebook.com/EckrichMeats.

John Rich & Friends Will Be a Night to Remember

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John Rich will be joined by Deana Carter, Clint Black, Randy Houser, Cowboy Troy and Big Kenny for this year’s St. Jude Presents John Rich & Friends June 3 at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts in Memphis.The concert kicks off the 2014 FedEx St. Jude Classic.

“I’m very blessed to have such giving friends in the music industry who continue to show up and play this incredible event year in and year out,” says Rich. “This group represents more than 30 million record sales and countless No. 1s. It will be a night to remember for sure.”

Get more information about the event here.

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