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Meghan Linsey Will Hop On Board the Santa Train

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Meghan Linsey will be the celebrity guest on the Santa Train when it makes its 73rd journey to bring gifts to Appalachian families on Saturday, Nov. 21st.

She will accompany Santa and event sponsors CSX, Dignity U Wear, Food City and the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce on the 110-mile trek. Fans can use the hashtag #santatrain15 to engage in the Santa Train conversation on social media.

“I’m honored to be the celebrity guest on this year’s Santa Train,” Linsey said. “This is a wonderful opportunity to give back and be a part of something that has become a holiday tradition for many families, and I am looking forward to being a part of it.”

2015 has been a big year for Linsey, who released her EP titled “Believer” in July. The six-song EP highlights her crossover from country music to pop and debuted at No. 6 on the iTunes pop chart.

“We are so glad to have Meghan Linsey join us on this year’s Santa Train,” said Tori Kaplan, assistant vice president, corporate social responsibility for CSX. “We are thankful for the support we receive each year from our celebrity guests. It’s humbling to see artists add to the holiday cheer the Santa Train brings to the region.”

Prior to her appearance on “The Voice,” Linsey was half of the country duo Steel Magnolia, which dominated top charts in 2009. Linsey has had three Top 5 songs on the iTunes all-genre chart, including “Change My Mind,” which she performed as an original song on “The Voice” finale.

The Santa Train makes 14 stops in Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee and delivers toys, food and winter clothing to hundreds of children and families along the way.

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LoCash Releases “I Love This Life” Music Video

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There are countless music videos out there that are all about the artist. But like everything else they do, rising country duo LOCASH’s new music video all is all about their fans. Exhibiting an action-packed lifestyle out on the road where its their championing supporters who make all of the ‘chaos’ worth it, the duo’s dynamic new music video for “I Love This Life,” makes its exclusive world premiere on CMT today, Wednesday, August 26th.

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The video, produced by Channel Greatness with direction by Stokes Nielson, is a montage of the duo’s Chris Lucas and Preston Brust sporting a polished new wardrobe look in the stunning red rocks of Garden Of The Gods, Colorado, including documentary-style live concert footage at the Red, White and Boom Music Festival in Lexington, Kentucky and Grizzly Rose in Denver, Colorado. It tells the story of their life on the road, and the crowds of passionate fans responsible for getting them to where they are today. Nashville and NJ record label Reviver Records backs the national release.

Now a breakthrough Top 35 Billboard radio hit and rising, “I Love This Life,” is LOCASH’s highest charting single to-date. As songwriters, having celebrated a No. 1 in Keith Urban’s “You Gonna Fly,” and a buzz-worthy, genre-bending Top 10 hit, “Truck Yeah” by Tim McGraw, Lucas and Brust told The Boot in a recent interview that “I Love This Life” was “nearly another one of those songs that they gave away to a different artist.”

“Scoring hit songs with other artists are ‘moments that changed our lives,” said Brust. “But there comes a moment where, I think, as an artist, you have to say, ‘This is our shot.’ We’re on a brand-new record label and they’ve got a really great team, a really strong team… We have to think about keeping a couple songs for ourselves, especially if they fit and they’re the right ones. And this happened to be one.”

Brust added, “When Chris and I took it [“I Love This Life”] out on the road and started performing it… the very first time we played it, everybody’s hands were up in the air, everybody started smiling, everybody started moving, and it was like, okay, we’ve really got something here.” As it turns out, the LOCASH guys were right.

LOCASH is currently out on the road across the nation on their I Love This Life Tour.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES – I LOVE THIS LIFE TOUR
09/01 – 102.7 The Wolf’s Free Dollar Show at Sierra Vista Mall | Clovis, Calif.
09/05 – Best In The West Rib Cook-Off | Sparks, Nev.
09/17 – Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa | Chesapeake Beach, Md.
09/18 – York Fair – The Radio Stage | York, Pa.
09/19 – B98.5’s Boots-N-Bulls Rodeo | Litchfield, Maine
09/20 – Terminal 5 with Eli Young Band | New York, N.Y.
09/21 – Wolf Sessions III Acoustic Concert Series at Cheyenne Saloon | Orlando, Fla.
09/25 – The White Buffalo Saloon | Sarasota, Fla.
09/26 – Country On The Beach | Key West, Fla.
10/03 – WPOC’s Weekend In The Country | Columbia, Md.
10/04 – I105 WIOV Turkey Hill FallFest | Lancaster, Pa.
10/15 – Minges Coliseum, East Carolina University | Greenville, S.C.
12/07 – Gilley’s at Treasure Island Casino | Las Vegas, Nev.
12/08 – Gilley’s at Treasure Island Casino | Las Vegas, Nev.
12/09 – Gilley’s at Treasure Island Casino | Las Vegas, Nev.
12/10 – Gilley’s at Treasure Island Casino | Las Vegas, Nev.
12/11 – Gilley’s at Treasure Island Casino | Las Vegas, Nev.
12/12 – Gilley’s at Treasure Island Casino | Las Vegas, Nev.

LOCASH will also perform in the following upcoming cities in 2015 (venues not yet announced): Providence, R.I., Loveland, Co., Ft. Meyers, Fla., Quapaw, Okla., Evansville, Ind., Virginia Beach, Va., Springfield, Mass., Memphis, Tenn., Atlanta, Ga., Spokane, Wash., Buffalo, N.Y., Sacramento, Calif., San Jose, Calif., Portland, Oregon, Marion, Ill., Morgantown, W. Va., Boston., Mass., Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., and Hav De Grace, Maryland.

Get the duo’s backstory in their new EPK, which can be viewed here.

For more information on LOCASH, please visit www.locashmusic.com.

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New “Front & Center” Featuring Brett Eldredge, Darius Rucker & Ronnie Dunn Coming this Fall!

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“Front and Center” filmed brand-new episodes of the CMA Songwriters Series on Monday night at Marathon Music Works in Nashville. Twenty-time CMA Award winner and Country Music icon Ronnie Dunn, reigning CMA New Artist of the Year Brett Eldredge, and CMA Award winner and Grand Ole Opry member Darius Rucker all took the stage as part of the tapings, joined by an arsenal of hit songwriters.

Award-winning songwriter Rucker was joined on stage by an illustrious group of songwriters including Casey Beathard, Nathan Chapman, Chris Dubois, Ashley Gorley, Tim James, Charles Kelley, Clay Mills, Frank Rogers, and Rivers Rutherford.

Dunn, of the legendary CMA Award-winning duo Brooks & Dunn, had a set that featured appearances by songwriters on some of his biggest career hits and the lead single from his forthcoming third solo album Ain’t No Trucks In Texas (Nash Icon Records).

Eldredge performed a high-energy show from his debut album Bring You Back including No. 1 hits “Don’t Ya,” “Beat of the Music,” and “Mean to Me” along with “Lose My Mind” and other songs from his upcoming sophomore album Illinois, out Sept. 11th.

Eldredge and Dunn also performed together for the first time on stage. Collectively their sets included performances with songwriters Ross Copperman, Dallas Davidson, Bob DiPiero, Tom Douglas, Travis Hill, Tommy Lee James, Tony Martin, Wendell Mobley, Heather Morgan, Neil Thrasher, and Craig Wiseman.

The taped episodes will air early 2016 on public television as part of the ongoing partnership between “Front and Center” and the CMA Songwriters Series.

“Front and Center” is the critically-acclaimed, original one-hour concert series that airs commercial-free on public television. Now in its sixth season, the show has presented an eclectic mix of Grammy, CMA, and American Music Award winners, rock icons, and multi-Platinum sellers including Dierks Bentley, Counting Crows, Goo Goo Dolls, Jack Johnson, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, The Fray, Train, Keith Urban, and more.

“Front and Center” is a production of Front and Center Entertainment, LLC in association with WLIW21 for WNET, and distributed by American Public Television.
For more information on the “Front and Center” music series please visit frontandcenter.com and check out the YouTube page at youtube.com/frontandcentertv.

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Carrie Underwood Releases “Smoke Break” Music Video

Check out Carrie Underwood‘s new music video for “Smoke Break.” This is the first single off Carrie’s upcoming album, Storytellers.  Check it out and tell us what you think!!!

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