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Old Dominion’s “Snapback” Inspires Fan-created Merchandise For Lids

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Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers… all these national NFL team stadiums have seen ACM Best New Duo/ Group of the Year Old Dominion play their hallowed fields while on tour with Kenny Chesney, and now they have another commonality: each fan base have a chance to create their own customized New Era cap with LIDS. The five-piece band comprised by lead singer Matthew Ramsey, lead guitarist Brad Tursi, multi-instrumentalist Trevor Rosen, bassist Geoff Sprung and drummer Whit Sellers, may have found the perfect partner for their 2016 summer tour in LIDS Sports Group and headwear manufacturer New Era. The partnership launched today with a hat design contest in honor of Old Dominion’s Top 5-and-climbing single, “Snapback,” and will continue through June 21.

From now until June 21st, fans are encouraged to design a hat for the band and submit their design image via Twitter or Instagram by tagging @LIDS and @OldDominion (@OldDominionBand on Instagram) while including the hashtags #OldDominionLids and #contest. A design image can also be uploaded through LIDS’ contest website. No purchase necessary to enter the contest.

“Working with a company like LIDS just makes sense for us,” expressed Old Dominion’s lead singer Matthew Ramsey. “Every night we play a song we wrote that has now become a hit and was inspired by seeing so many of our fans wearing Snapbacks. Our fans are LIDS customers and we are excited to partner up and bring them into the Old Dominion family.”

A winning hat design will be selected each week for the duration of the contest, providing each winner with two free tickets to see Old Dominion perform as part of Kenny Chesney’s 2016 Spread the Love Tour, agreed upon between the winner and LIDS. After eight weeks of design selections, those eight designs will be put forward for a fan vote to determine the grand prize winner. The fan with the leading design will receive a VIP ticket and travel package to a tour date, complete with an Old Dominion meet-and-greet backstage. Additionally, and with the help of New Era, LIDS will also put the grand prize winner’s design will also be featured on a New Era snapback to be sold at participating stores throughout the country. LIDS will also carry the New Era hat that appears in Old Dominion’s “Snapback” music video.

“We are excited to partner with a group of musicians that exemplify the core values of our brand,” said LIDS co-founder Glenn Campbell. “This band is known for its passion and commitment to the music, the same way our patrons are known for their dedication to their favorite sports teams. Their ambition and love of ‘snapbacks’ makes Old Dominion the perfect partner for LIDS.”

To learn more about Old Dominion and the band’s summer tour stops, visit www.olddominionband.com. For more information about LIDS Sports Group’s stores, fan gear and sports apparel, visit www.lids.com.

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Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles & Cam to kick off the “2016 American Country Countdown Awards”

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Three of country music’s leading ladies, Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles and Cam, will kick off the 2016 AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS, airing live from the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., Sunday, May 1st (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. The trio will take the stage together for the first time and open the show with a performance of McBride’s No. 1 hit anthem “This One’s For the Girls.”

“I always look forward to singing this song because it resonates with so many different people of all different ages,” said Martina. “With Jennifer and Cam joining me for the first time, the song will be even more fun and I’m so happy we’ll be performing this together.”

The two-hour 2016 AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS broadcast features 14 performances including: Kelsea Ballerini, 2016 NASH Icon Award presented by Ford F-Series recipients Brooks & Dunn, Luke Bryan, Cam, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt, Chris Janson, Martina McBride, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell, Carrie Underwood, and Toby Keith’s tribute to Merle Haggard, with Haggard’s longtime band the Strangers.

Presenters at the 2nd annual show include: pop music icon Paula Abdul, country newcomer Chase Bryant, Terry Crews (BROOKLYN NINE NINE), Cat Deeley (SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE), country singer/songwriter Sara Evans, AMERICAN IDOL winner Trent Harmon, current two-time finalist Jana Kramer, rising country star Chris Lane, country duo Maddie & Tae, Academy Award® winner Matthew McConaughey, country singer/songwriter Scotty McCreery, 2014 NASH Icon Award recipient Reba McEntire, country superstar Jennifer Nettles, current finalist Michael Ray, up-and-coming singer/songwriter Canaan Smith, actor Luke Wilson and country music legend and actor Dwight Yoakam.

Tickets for the AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS at the “Fabulous” Forum are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.com.

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Scotty McCreery Releases First Book and Launches 14-City Book Signing Tour

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Singer, songwriter, and now, author Scotty McCreery will release his first book, Go Big or Go Home: The Journey Toward the Dream, and launch his book signing tour on Tuesday, May 3.  During the first two weeks of May, the ACM and CMT Award winner will hold book signings at bookstores and venues in 14 cities. The book signing tour will begin in Ridgewood, New Jersey on release day and end in his hometown of Garner, North Carolina on May 14. See the bottom of this release for dates, locations and times.

McCreery envisions the book as a travelogue and takes the reader on a journey through his life, sharing stories such as his life-altering discovery of Elvis Presley at age five, auditioning for and ultimately winning “American Idol” season 10, and embarking on the country music career he had always dreamed about. He also reveals how he had to grow up quickly when he was thrust into the adult world at age 17, the way he balanced his senior year of high school and college experience with his active recording and touring career, and how he put life into perspective after being robbed at gunpoint. Throughout the book, he writes of how his faith, family and friends have kept him grounded and normal in the midst of a life in the entertainment business.

On May 3, McCreery will perform live on NBC’s “Today” during the 10-11:00 AM hour. The next day, May 4, the country music sensation will be interviewed live on “FOX & Friends” on the FOX News Channel. That same day, New York City-area viewers can also watch him being interviewed on WNYW-TV’s “Good Day New York.”

Before the book signing tour begins, McCreery will be featured on the cover of American Profile this weekend. The national weekly magazine will circulate within community newspapers nationwide between April 29-May 3. In addition, the man recently named “Country Music’s Hottest Bachelor” will be a presenter on FOX’s “American Country Countdown Awards” on Sunday, May 1.

McCreery’s book signings are listed below:

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Dierks Bentley’s “Somewhere On A Beach” Remains #1 on Hot Country

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Dierks Bentley’s “Somewhere On A Beach” leads the Hot Country Songs chart for a second week.   The lead “Black” single earns a second consecutive week atop the all-encompassing Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. It concurrently rises to #2 on Country Airplay, holds at #2 on Country Digital Songs, and rises to #3 on Country Streaming Songs.

Tim McGraw’s “Humble And Kind,” which retains its Country Digital Songs crown, holds at #2 on Hot Country Songs. Chris Young & Cassadee Pope’s “Think Of You” follows at #3 on the all-encompassing chart.

Up three places — and making its first Top 5 appearance — Old Dominion’s “Snapback” earns #4 on Hot Country. Thomas Rhett’s former multi-week #1 “Die A Happy Man” stays at #5 and also remains the leader on Country Streaming Songs.

Florida Georgia Line’s “Confession,” which leads the Country Airplay songs chart, is at a peak of #7 on Hot Country.

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