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ACME Feed & Seed Launch ACME Radio TODAY

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Acme Feed & Seed, in partnership with TuneIn, is pleased to announce the launch of Acme Radio. On Wednesday, February 10, 2016, listeners worldwide will be able to experience the variety and excellence of all things Nashville thanks to TuneIn’s unique platform – an app that provides listeners access to more than four million radio stations streaming from every continent. Tom Morales, owner of Acme Feed & Seed, reopened the doors of the historic, century-old building to bring locals back to downtown Nashville. He succeeded by renovating a building rich with local history and by inviting Nashville’s best players to the stage.

“If you are one of the best musicians in Nashville, you are one of the best in the world. Acme’s stage gives this talent a live, local platform and Acme Radio will give them an international one. We are creating the opportunity for these artists to be discovered regardless of the genre,” said Morales.

Since opening in 2014, Acme has earned the reputation for hosting the best of the best musicians, as well as those artists who don’t necessarily fit the music row profile, from a wide range of genres- reggae, blues, rock, country, electronic, gospel, funk and more. Acme Radio is the next natural step of Acme’s mission to support local music and export all things Nashville to a waiting worldwide audience. Acme Radio will broadcast the past, present and future of Nashville’s musical repertoire, as well as live-streamed concerts from any one of the four floors, flooding internet airwaves with the world class talent that calls Nashville home.

In addition to music, Acme Radio’s programming includes hand-picked shows hosted by Nashville’s top influencers that illustrate the overall essence of Music City’s lifestyle – from business to boozing, food to football, and everything in between. Lifestyle shows include Cropper Radio Hour with Steve Cropper, TAG Radio Hour with Guthrie Trapp, Roots Now with Barry Mazor, Entrepreneurial Mind with Dr. Jeff Cornwall and Kane Harrison, Vinyl Lunch with Tim Hibbs, Bhop & Baribeau Show with Brad Hopkins and Rachel Baribeau, The Side Men with Bruce Bouton, Cocktails with Nashville’s Bar Heroes, The Hive with Jennifer Masley, Pairs Wells with Food with Executive Chef Matt Farley, Nashville Jazz with Greg Pogue, Film Nashville Transmedia Hour with Andy van Roon, and Buzz Cuts UK with Chris Smith. For full show descriptions and additional host information, please visit www.acmeradiolive.com.

Acme Radio differs from the typical radio format as it is self-funded station, providing an unfiltered lifestyle voice that reflects the real Music City. No consultants, no extraneous pressures, no need for political correctness. In short: we play what we want and what listeners want to hear. This station invites listeners to take ownership of the airwaves – tell us who you’re listening to, what you want to hear and we’ll spin it. Acme Radio is created for Nashville, by Nashville, with the help of Nashville.

Looking for a program director to oversee operations, Acme turned to local radio pro Justin Hammel. In 2002 he joined the ranks of Nashville’s lighthouse indie station, Lightning 100, helping to introduce artists like Arcade Fire, Alabama Shakes, and Alt-J to his dedicated listeners well before they were seen atop festival lineups and year-end lists.

“I’m so excited to be a part of Acme Radio. Building a radio station from the ground up has been an amazing experience and it’s just the beginning. I can’t wait to introduce our rich Nashville culture to a global audience and to show everyone why Nashville truly is Music City,” said Hammel.

The in-house, state-of-the-art studio will be buzzing daily, bringing fresh tunes and exclusive interviews to listeners near and far. The weekly programming schedule will be devoted to the discovery, development and preservation of the Nashville way of life. Discovery in that Acme Radio, under the direction of Hammel, will feed listeners the best in underground music and culture. Development-wise, the station gives artists and influencers an opportunity to expand their fan base globally with exclusive interviews and live-streamed concerts. The programming team is well aware that Music City would not exist as we know it, if not for the great musicians, entrepreneurs and artists who built this town brick-by-brick and lyric-by-lyric. History buffs and music fans alike will be entertained and educated as Hammel and the Acme Radio team chat with the great session players and songwriters who inhabit this town – aiming to preserve the city’s rich musical history for many generations to come.

For more information on programming and to stream Acme Radio, please visit http://acmeradiolive.com/ and http://tunein.com/.

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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Lee Brice Dishes Relationship Advice on “Bachelor Live”

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Lee Brice appeared on ABC’s “Bachelor Live” joining host Chris Harrison and “The Bachelor” Ben Higgins. Lee and couch-mates Lacey Chabert (actress, “Mean Girls”), Michelle Collins (“The View” co-host) and comedian Ralph Carman recapped this Monday’s episode and offered love advice to Ben.

Lee performed a personal farewell for Jubilee — the contestant leaving Monday’s episode — and performed a song written by his brother Lewis called “Best Ex Ever,” which comes out on iTunes Feb. 14.

Lee kicks off his “Life Off My Years” tour this Thursday in Salisbury, MD with special guests Maddie and Tae and Dylan Scott. For a complete list of dates visit http://www.leebrice.com/tour

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