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Watch the iHeartRadio Country Festival LIVE Online NOW!

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Yahoo is streaming The 2015 iHeartRadio Country Festival LIVE!!! See Country music’s biggest superstars all on one stage at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas TODAY,  Saturday, May 2nd. This year’s incredible lineup will feature Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Little Big Town, Dierks Bentley, Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore, The Band Perry, iHeartRadio’s On The Verge artist Sam Hunt and Tyler Farr as well as special guest appearances by Bobby Bones, Big & Rich, Cody Alan, Brooklyn Decker, Gavin DeGraw, Eric Decker and Jessie James Decker.

Tune in below starting at 8pm ET or visit www.yahoo.com/iheartcountry .

Sammy Kershaw to Release ‘I Won’t Back Down’ This Summer!

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With a legacy that stretches across three decades, encompasses gold and platinum sales, and includes numerous iconic hit singles, Sammy Kershaw is gearing up for the June 9th release of I Won’t Back Down on Cleopatra Records.

I Won’t Back Down is a mixture of all things Kershaw, ranging from the romantic yearnings of “Lay Back Down” and “Let’s Lay Here Forever” to the heartfelt regret of the haunting “I Had To Give That Up Too.” He also ventures into a light-hearted feel on up-tempo cuts like “Fixer Upper” and “Grillin’ and Chillin.” As is the case with any Kershaw album, you can always count on a cover – and I Won’t Back Down adds two to the mix – “Take A Letter Maria,” originally a No. 2 hit for R.B. Greaves on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1969, and the title cut, familiar to Pop listeners as a hit for Tom Petty from 1989.

I Won’t Back Down is the first all-original album from Kershaw in five years, and the singer is excited to bring new music to his fans. “At all of our shows, or wherever go, people keep asking for new music. I’m glad to have a new record coming their way. They’ve waited a while. Hell, I’ve waited a while,” he said with a grin. “The other aspect of the new album that makes it exciting is getting a chance to work with Tim Yasui and all the staff at Cleopatra Records. Together, we’re ready to get it out to the people.”

“Sammy Kershaw is one of those voices that you know the moment you hear it. We at Cleopatra are excited to work with an artist of Sammy’s caliber,” says Cleopatra Records President Tim Yasui.

I Won’t Back Down Track Listing:
1. Take A Letter Maria
2. Lay Back Down
3. Grillin’ and Chillin’
4. Fixer Upper
5. Groove
6. I Won’t Back Down
7. I Had To Give That Up Too
8. I Can’t Wait To Waste A Little Time
9. Send In The Rodeo Clowns
10. Don’t Move
11. Why You Wanna Do Me This Way
12. Let’s Lay Here Forever

Resource Sammy Kershaw online at: www.SammyKershaw.com

John Anderson Set to Release ‘Goldmine’ in May!

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One of Country music’s finest, John Anderson, will release his new album, Goldmine, on May 26th. Released on his own record label, Bayou Boys Music, the 13-track collection of original material features authentic lyrics and Anderson’s signature sound. The award-winning and hall of fame songwriter wrote or co-wrote 12 of the album’s 13 tracks.

Goldmine is an album that was cut with the artist in complete control. Anderson produced the record with long-time friend and producer Joe Spivey.

“With Goldmine, I thought, first off, I’m going to take my songs into the studio and make a record like I think it ought to be made, without all those other influences,” Anderson says, “I’m more pleased with the sound of this record than I have been in a long time.”

The first single, “I Work a Lot Better” will be shipped to radio on May 11th and will be available for download on iTunes, Amazon and other major digital retailers. The rocking mid-tempo track is in the style of previous chart-topping hits, such as “Money in the Bank.”

 “It was actually Josh Turner’s idea. He is a fine young man, a great talent and a real asset to modern day country music. Josh and I have written several songs together and it’s always a pleasure to write with him”.

 “I’m really proud of this album. At this point, it’s just for me and the fans. A best case scenario for me is if the fans that have loved our music and supported us for so many years know Goldmine is out there, and how to get it, I’ll be happy.”

Anderson is currently touring heavily throughout the United States. For a complete list of upcoming tour dates, please visit JohnAnderson.com/tour.

Most recently, Anderson collaborated with Keith Urban for the taping of “ACM Presents: Superstar Duets,” a CBS special featuring Country music luminaries and chart-topping artists. The two-hour event will air on Friday, May 15. On July 25, he will join Keith Urban again for a performance at Cheyenne Frontier Days in Cheyenne, WY.
For more information on John Anderson, visit his official website at JohnAnderson.com.

Goldmine Track Listing and Songwriters:

1. Freedom Isn’t Free (John Anderson/James C. Hicks Sr.)
2. Magic Mama (Merle Haggard)
3. Back Home (John Anderson/Jimmy Stevens/Jeff Farr)
4.Goldmine (John Anderson/Josh Turner)
5. Happily Ever After (John Anderson/James C. Hicks Sr.)
6. I Work Alot Better (John Anderson/Josh Turner)
7. I Will Cross O’er the River (John Anderson)
8. Louisiana Son Of A Beast (John Anderson/Bill Emerson/Jody Emerson)
9. Holdin’ On (John Anderson/Jimmy Stevens)
10. Song the Mountain Sings (John Anderson/Buddy Cannon)
11. On And On And On… (John Anderson/Jimmy Fortune)
12. Don’t Forget To Thank the Lord (John Anderson/John Rich)
13. You All Are Beautiful (John Anderson/James C. Hicks Sr.)

StageCoach Announces TV Schedule that Includes Jake Owen, Kip Moore, Dierks Bentley & MORE!

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Heading into AXS TV’s third consecutive broadcast of the Stagecoach Country Music Festival this weekend, the network has announced its broadcast schedule for Friday night starting at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. Featured artists include Jake Owen, Kip Moore, Kacey Musgraves, The Time Jumpers (featuring Vince Gill & Kenny Sears), and more.

Artist Times Are Approximate
The Lone Bellow 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT
Parmalee 9:25 p.m. ET/6:25 p.m. PT
Sturgill Simpson 9:55 pm. ET/6:55 p.m. PT
The Time Jumpers Featuring Vince Gill & Kenny Sears 10:25 p.m. ET/7:25 p.m. PT
Kacey Musgraves 11:25 p.m. ET/8:25 p.m. PT
Kip Moore 12:25 a.m. ET/9:25 p.m. PT
Jake Owen 1:10 a.m. ET/10:10 p.m. PT

AXS TV’s updated artist line-up for the Saturday and Sunday is as follows (line-up subject to change):

Saturday, April 25 Sunday, April 26
Dierks Bentley The Band Perry
ZZ Top Sara Evans
Justin Moore George Thorogood and the Destroyers
Eli Young Band The Outlaws
Mac Davis Maddie & Tae
The Oak Ridge Boys

AXS TV will re-air each night’s Stagecoach broadcast the next day at the following times:

Air Date Re-broadcast
Friday Satuday, April 25 in two parts at 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT and 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT
Saturday Sunday, April 26 at 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT
Sunday Monday, April 27 at 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT

For more information about AXS TV’s 2015 festival coverage, go to axs.tv/festivals.

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