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Brett Young Makes Soulful Opry Debut 

©2016 Grand Ole Opry | Photo Credit: Chris Hollo

©2016 Grand Ole Opry | Photo Credit: Chris Hollo

“Destined for mass appeal” (Rolling Stone Country), singer/songwriter Brett Young made his Grand Ole Opry debut on Saturday night (6/25) in Nashville. He stunned the audience with his soulful voice and authentic lyrics that perfectly encapsulate his “Caliville” persona. With his dominating stage presence, Young performed his current Top 30 single “Sleep Without You” and the emotional “You Ain’t Here to Kiss Me.”

“I grew up listening to the legends who have performed on this stage before me,” said a humbled Young. “Never in a million years did I imagine that a Country boy from California would have this opportunity and I am beyond grateful.”

Young has been winning over fans and critics alike with Sounds Like Nashville exclaiming, “If you haven’t had a chance to listen to his self-titled EP, WHAT’S TAKING YOU SO LONG?”

He will continue introducing his music to fans across the country with stops at many major festivals over the summer including Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI on June 29, Faster Horses in Brooklyn, MI on July 15 and Watershed in Gorge, WA on July 30 and August 5. For more information and tour dates, visit BrettYoungMusic.com.

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Outdoor Channel is Taking You on “Nick’s Wild Ride” with Nick Hoffman

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This summer, Outdoor Channel is premiering the highly-anticipated, new travel and outdoor adventure TV series, Nick’s Wild Ride, starring award-winning fiddle player and country artist, Nick Hoffman. The half-hour, 13-episode series will make it’s debut on the network Friday, July 1 at 7:30 pm ET/6:30 pm CT.

Hoffman, a former member of Kenny Chesney’s band, is a member of the country music trio THE FARM. He has also performed with music superstars Sara Evans, Keith Urban, Brooks & Dunn, John Mellencamp, Trace Adkins, Steve Miller, James Otto, and more.

Produced by Watermarc Productions and Ugly Duckling Entertainment, Nick’s Wild Ride is unlike other hunting or fishing shows. The Nowthen, Minnesota native and Nashville transplant goes beyond hunting and fishing to explore the music, food, culture, history and heartbeat of each stop he makes along his journey. The show’s aim is to reveal fascinating places and captivating people around the world.

Viewers will follow Hoffman as he explores interesting locations, hunts and fishes for unusual species, and dives into the culture of each place he visits. The first episode takes Hoffman to Louisiana, where he learns from locals how to make hot sauce. The host then travels the Mississippi River and hits the swamps to hunt turkey and catch crawfish. From hunting waterfowl in Nebraska and checking out the best microbreweries in Denver to spending time in the Argentine Republic capital of Buenos Aires to hunting javelina in Mexico, get on board with Hoffman to see where this wild ride ends up.

The series is part of Outdoor Channel’s Friday night “country” programming roster, which includes the return of new episodes of Craig Morgan All Access Outdoors, the debut of Nick’s Wild Ride, along with a slate of classic and modern western cinema blockbusters.

Tune in to Outdoor Channel on Friday nights at 7:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. CT to catch the riveting new series.

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Kenny Chesney Spreads The Love In Philadelphia

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In town for his 14-stadium Spread the Love Tour with Miranda Lambert, Big & Rich and Old Dominion, Kenny Chesney rocked 48,322 people at Lincoln Financial Field, home of the Philadelphia Eagles. After honoring Police Officer Christopher Dorman, who had been shot seven times – and had Tweeted a video “don’t forget me” from the hospital bed where he’s recovering, the man The Los Angeles Times called, “the people’s superstar,” brought a little girl onstage and presented her with an official Philadelphia Eagles football helmet. After twirling the young lady around a few times – to cheers from the crowd – Chesney finished out his two-hour show by more than living up to his tour name.

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Jon Pardi’s ‘California Sunrise’ Debuts at No. 1

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Jon Pardi’s California Sunrise debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart with 23,708 units sold and total consumption reaching 29,233. California Sunrise features Pardi’s current Top 10, Gold-selling hit “Head Over Boots” – which Pardi will take to NBC’s TODAY Show July 7th for its national television debut.

Pardi put his stamp on the 12-track album writing a majority of the songs including “Head Over Boots,” and reteaming with Bart Butler as co-producer. The Golden State country singer is frequently commended for his ability to connect with mainstream country radio while sticking to his traditional country roots, and with Pardi’s long-standing admiration of country music pioneers including Buck Owens, Merle Haggard and George Strait, their influence is evident throughout California Sunrise.

Fans across the country gravitate towards Pardi’s authenticity, working-man relatability, and ready-to-cut-loose spirit. This week, Pardi hits his home state with back-to-back sellouts in Los Angeles, San Diego and San Bernardino.

For more information, images, music and tour dates, please visit www.JonPardi.com.

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