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Top Country Tweets of the Week – Week of October 20th

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10. With the release of his second CD, @ScottyMcCreery was invited to the Opry stage once again “Always great to be on the @opry stage! Thanks for having me! #SeeYouTonight

9. Sunny Sweeney (@GettinSweenered) is working on a new album, but until then she is busy doing this: “Just driving around Nashville with my windows down & my music up…sprinkling country music dust everywhere I go.”

8. I love this quote from @LauraBellBundy “Counting time is not as important as making time count….in bed #HumpDay

7. After a summer long tour with Rascal Flatts, @CassadeePope has some time off “Woke up sad. I don’t want this tour to be over!!!  I’m gunna miss me some @rascalflatts and @thebandperry

6. With a debut CD to be released next week, @ThomasRhett currently has another thing to be proud of “I can’t believe I have a Number One song. SO AWESOME. #itgoeslikethis

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5. It’s been a few months, but @HillaryScottLA has finally released photos of her new baby girl “Hello World, my name is Eisele Kaye.”

4. In other baby news, @JenniferNettles tweeted this “When my kid gets ahold of my iPhone, he gets so excitedly drunk on power that he shakes all over. Something’s going on. #conspiracytheory

3. Philosophy of life by @BlakeShelton: “Someone told me today that I drink like a fish and it really hit me hard and made me think… Do fish really need to drink?!!”

2. @MartinaMcBride is able to sell millions of albums, but sometimes other things aren’t as easy… “Why can’t my phone learn that 99% of the time when I type “live” I really mean “love” and just autocorrect it to that?Oh 4get it. I live you”

1. She might bring down the house every weekend she is on tour, but this week @CarrieUnderwood almost did burn down her house… “I set off the fire alarm in my apartment tonight trying to make dinner. Oops! Sorry neighbors… #TopChef #KitchenNightmares

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NASH FM’s “America’s Morning Show” Launch Party

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New York City, the greatest city in the world –so great in fact, one might wonder what could possibly make it any better. If you’re a true New Yorker, you know this great city has been lacking something for the last 17 years –a country music radio station! Yes, New Yorkers love their country music, despite their city slicker, rough around the edges, appearance. Thanks to NASH FM 94.7, New Yorkers can once again break out their cowboy boots, old cutoffs, and rowdy attitudes.

To show how excited they are to bring country music back to the Big Apple, Nash FM recently celebrated their new morning show, “America’s Morning Show,” with a launch party in midtown. On July 18th, The Cutting Room hosted the event for the NASH FM team.

Blair Garner, host of “America’s Morning Show,” reflects on what it’s like to bring country back to New York after such a long absence.

“I would say it’s an extreme sense of pride,” said Garner. “The fact that we are the ones that get to wave the flag for country in New York City, it’s an honor, and to get to do it with your friends, that’s the thing that’s really the keeper.”

Garner’s co-hosts include Terri Clark, Robin Meade, Sunny Sweeney, Chuck Wicks, and Lee Ann Womack. Garner had been friends with each of his co-hosts for many years, but none of them really knew each other. However, Garner knew this group would instantly bond before ever introducing them to one another.

“The first day Terri Clark sat down next to Sunny Sweeney, they decided they were sisters from another mother and it very quickly became apparent that Chuck Wicks is basically the little brother that kind of keeps needling everybody along the way,” said Garner. “We’ve all kind of fallen into our respective roles, and that’s been the biggest reward for me, is seeing that dream come to fruition.”

Aside from becoming an instant family, what makes this group particularly unique is that they are also, with the exception of Garner, all singer-songwriters. No need to hire talent for their launch party, they were the talent!

Garner hosted the evening while his colleagues provided the entertainment. Meade, Wicks, Sweeney, and Clark each took turns singing.

Meade sang songs from her recently released sophomore album, “Count on Me,” including “Here for You” and “Get Up.” Wicks also gave fans a taste of his latest material. He sang his current single, “Salt Life,” off of his newly released EP, “Rough.” Other songs from his performance included “All I Ever Wanted,” and “I Don’t Do Lonely Well,” a song Wicks wrote that can be found on Jason Aldean’s album, “Night Train.”

Sweeney and Clark rounded out the performance. Sweeney sang, “From a Table Away,” “Kiss My Ass,” and “Drink Myself Single.” Clark sang, “I Just Want to Be Mad,” “Better Things to Do,” and fan favorite, “Girls Lie Too.”

Having radio personalities double as the performers country fans love to go out and see on the road, is something truly unique about “America’s Morning Show.”

“What’s really cool about this show is that is does something that no other program can, and that is on weekends, my co-hosts are the ones that are out touring, and they are there in the flesh meeting our country core line group face-to-face, hand-to-hand, day after day, night after night and to bring these stories on the road, or to the people who listen in New York, there’s no other program that can afford their listeners that opportunity,” said Garner.

Sit in a room for five minutes with Garner, Clark, Meade, Sweeney, and Wicks, and you will see just how great a team NASH FM has nabbed themselves. Throughout their launch party, the gang joked with each other, told the crowd stories, and really gave their fans a look into what their mornings are really like each and every day.

“None of us are afraid to be who we are,” said Garner. “None of us are afraid to let those barriers down, and to be self-deprecating, but also to talk about what really matters to us. When we did that [launch] party the other night, I can’t tell you how many people came up to me and talked to me about my kids and that meant the world to me.”

It’s evident by the way Garner speaks about his fans how much they mean to him and to the rest of his co-hosts. Garner feels passionately about connecting with his listeners and the fans of country music. No need to doubt who is responding if you ask Garner a question on Twitter.

“Literally I’ve got on my phone 186 direct messages right now through Twitter and each and every one of those will be answered by me, not some other person because we have that trust,” said Garner. “They believe that I’m there for them, and by golly, I am going to be there for them.”

So what’s in store for “America’s Morning Show?” The hosts and their team are currently in the process of building a studio where they will have an in-studio audience. The location is yet to be announced, but according to Garner, the announcement will be coming soon.

If one thing is for certain, it is that New Yorkers will be lining up out the door and down a city block for a chance to take part in a studio audience with NASH FM’s morning show. After all, New Yorkers love their country music, and never want to see it leave their city again!  Listen on line at: http://www.nashfm947.com/

Top Country Tweets of the Week – Week of July 28th

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10. With a fast-rising career, it’s a good thing that @ThomasRhett has good people surrounding him “My wife almost always takes care of me as I’m about to step on stage”

9. A new festival was born this year in @FrankieBallard’s home state “The Faster Horses festival was very cool. Thanks to those who brought us in! It’s joyful to see country music so strong in Michigan”

8. If you want to follow the most random person on twitter, Sunny Sweeney (@GettinSweenered) has you covered “As much as I love shoes, it’s a wonder to me why I always wonder why we can’t live in a world where everyone can go barefoot. Carry on.”

7. Big things coming soon for @KelliePickler “Shooting my album cover/artwork with the wonderful Robert Ascroft! #PhotoShoot

6. Wonder if this lady that @BrettEldredge saw wants to dog-race “Just saw a lady walkin a giant dog that was literally bigger than her…She should throw a saddle on that pooch and name him FleaBiscuit!”

Carrie Underwood

5. I hate celebrities with flat personalities – @CarrieUnderwood said One Direction wasn’t outgoing “So…The 1D boys were totes at my movie theater last night. Jealous? I tried to chat w/them but they…”

4. Kimberly from Little Big Town (@OhGussie) tragically lost her husband a few years ago, but the driver got his time this week “My husband lost his brother to a drunk driver the day before thanksgiving last yr. Today that man was sentenced to 22 yrs in prison, but that doesn’t bring our brother back. Please don’t drink & drive.”

3. From singing about Tim McGraw to singing with legends, @TaylorSwift13 has come a long way in a few short years “Got to sing ‘You’re So Vain’ with Carly Simon at Gillette Stadium tonight!!!!! Unreal. I could not possibly look up to her more.”

2. Sorry @BradPaisley, but that is just a little different than George… “Okay the royal baby name betting pool is on. I got a hundred bucks on Fauntleroy.”

Hillary Scott

1. Talking about babys, @HillaryScottLA is a new mother herself! “She’s here, and we are in HEAVEN!!! Eisele Kaye, our beautiful angel, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!”

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Sunny Sweeny Signs with Thirty Tigers for New Album

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Country music singer/songwriter Sunny Sweeney has signed with Thirty Tigers and will begin working on her next album.

Earlier this year, the Longview, Texas native was nominated for the Academy of Country Music’s New Female Vocalist of the Year Award. Previously signed to both Big Machine Records and its sister label Republic Nashville, Sweeney released two critically acclaimed albums: Heartbreaker’s Hall of Fame and Concrete.  The latter album featured the Top Ten hit “From a Table Away,” which was the highest charting Billboard debut single from a female country artist in four years.

“I have long been a fan of Thirty Tigers and the amazing roster of talent they have worked with through the years, and am thrilled to become part of their family,” said Sweeney. “I can’t wait to share my new music with my fans!”

“Most of the time, it’s the managers or attorneys that initiate discussions about artist relationships. In this case, I reached out, hat in hand, expressing how much we’d love to work with Sunny,” said David Macias, President and Co-Founder, Thirty Tigers. “I’m such a fan of hers and I’m incredibly excited that she is joining the family. We’re looking forward to working with Sunny, as well as the incredibly talented team of people she’s surrounded herself with.”\

For more about Sweeney, visit www.sunnysweeney.com or follow her on Twitter at @GettinSweenered.

 

Top Country Tweets of the Week – Week of April 14th

Kyle Park

10. Texan @Kyle_Park just self-released an album last month, but this week the ball stopped short “This freaking close to a hole in one today. Come onn!”

9. Last night the Night Train made a stop in GA and @ThomasRhett wanted to make the most of the day “I’m so pumped for today. Where are y’all tailgating today? #GoDawgs

8. Attention Nashville drivers – @GettinSweenered still has a license “I’m taking online defensive driving for my 1/13 speeding ticket…but would like to thank my cleavage for getting me out of one today.”

7. The ACMs were last weekend, so country music headed back home to Nashville. @BrettEldredge tweeted this from the plane “This airplane smells like booze, country music and empty wallets…so worth it! #acms #byevegas #scratchNsniff

6. There’s no place like home and for @ScottyMcCreery that is on the Idol stage “On the @AmericanIdol stage again in 10-15 minutes! Pumped, yall tune in! Performing my new single #SeeYouTonight for the first time on tv!”

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5. Gotta love @JoeyAndRory always keepin’ it country “…Joey showing me her new babies. She has 100 of them.”

4. Having had her time on the show, @CarrieUnderwood is now supporting others on Idol “Dear, @KreeAI12, welcome, officially, to Country music! Why are the judges not standing up after that? #incredible #lovethatsong

3. I have said 2013 is going to be a great year for country music…it just got better according to @JoeDonRooney “Starting recording our new @rascalflatts album this week! Exciting times! #FlattsBackInTheStudio

2. In the wake of the ACMs, @BradPaisley had an oddly realistic dream… “Had the strangest dream last night..was playing w/ Hunter but my guitar was muted..& then Dierks sang,& Roger Miller was there, but silent….&John Mayer was there, but you could barely hear me sing..or him play..&then they played wrap up music over our solos..weird.”

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1. Charles of @LadyAntebellum and Luke Bryan spent a little time pool side last week “not quite the epic celebration we were hoping for in vegas at the pool. cold cold. @LukeBryanOnline -ck”

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