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Olivia Lane to Debut “Make My Own Sunshine” on “Home & Family”

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Amanda Van Sandt

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Amanda Van Sandt

Olivia Lane will make the national TV debut of her bright new single “Make My Own Sunshine” on Hallmark Channel’s lifestyle show “Home & Family”  TODAY(5/3). Written by Lane, producer Ilya Toshinskiy and hit maker Jim Beavers, the playful song is currently climbing the country radio charts and an acoustic version is featured on her current mixtape HEART UNLOCKED.  In celebration of Mother’s Day, Lane will talk with the hosts Mark Steines and Cristina Ferrare about how her mother – who was also a country singer – inspired her to pursue her lifelong dream of a career in country music.

Garnering media attention, Lane is currently featured on iTunes Country New Artist Spotlight and has been selected as an Entertainment Weekly “Breaking Big” artist and one of Rolling Stone Country’s “10 New Country Artists You Need To Know.”  She was also chosen for CMT’s Listen Up Music Discovery Program. Touring nationwide, the powerhouse singer/songwriter has opened select dates for Wynonna Judd, Kip Moore, Randy Houser and joined Neal McCoy’s Country Cruisin’ voyage with other artists including Trace Adkins, Thompson Square and Charlie Worsham.

For additional tour dates and information on Olivia Lane visit www.olivialane.com.

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Kelsea Ballerini Takes Homes Big Wins This Weekend

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Photo Credit: Courtesy of Sweet Talk Publicity

Kelsea Ballerini shines bright with two big award wins this weekend – the fan-voted Radio Disney Music Award for The Freshest – Best New Artist (all genre) and the American Country Countdown Award (ACCA) for Breakthrough Female of the Year. Thanks to the support of her fans and country radio, Ballerini is the only artist to score award wins at both shows.

Taking her third single “Peter Pan” to a new level, Ballerini teamed up with rising pop star Daya for a special mash-up of the chart-rising hit and Daya’s pop anthem, “Hide Away” on the Radio Disney Music Awards. And, the ACM New Female Vocalist of the Year continued to illuminate the stage at the ACCAs, literally, with a flirty, colorful performance of her #1, GOLD-certified hit “Dibs,” featuring a custom-designed light up romper. She kicked off the song by sending a tweet from her phone and then kept the playful social media theme going with emojis corresponding to her song lyrics appearing on screen.

Ballerini rounded out the trip to Los Angeles with media stops at Access Hollywood Live, Young Hollywood, The Hollywood Reporter and Perez Hilton.

Flying up the country radio charts, Ballerini’s “Peter Pan” (written by Ballerini, Jesse Lee and Forest Glen Whitehead) was recently added to Spotify’s “Hot Country Playlist.” Alongside “Love Me Like You Mean It” and “Dibs,” the song is from her critically-acclaimed debut THE FIRST TIME.


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Chris Young Extends His “I’m Coming Over Tour”

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With an impressive string of sold-out shows running coast-to-coast, Billboard Music Awards nominee Chris Young is revealing the Fall run of his 2016 “I’m Comin’ Over Tour,” with 25 shows running September through the end of the year. CASE Construction Equipment will join the tour as an official sponsor.

Special guests joining Young on tour in September and October are Dan + Shay, with Dustin Lynch coming on board in November and December. Cassadee Pope, who provided direct support for the first leg of the tour, is returning for all Fall dates of Young’s “I’m Comin’ Over Tour.”

“I’ve been friends with Dan + Shay and Dustin Lynch for a while now, so to have them join me on tour and to have Cassadee back out with us again, it’s going to be a blast,” says Young.

The tour announcement is made as Young scores his eighth chart-topper and fastest rising single of his career for “Think Of You,” a fiery duet with Cassadee Pope. The song is from his ACM-nominated album, I’m Comin’ Over, which opened at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart in November.

Tickets for the “I’m Comin’ Over Tour,” presented by AEG Live, go on sale starting this Friday, May 6 at 10am local time and can be purchased at aeglive.com and ChrisYoungCountry.com. A limited number of exclusive VIP Packages will also be available for sale. These packages can include premium tickets, access to a Chris Young preshow acoustic event, limited-edition merchandise and much more.

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Wynonna & The Big Noise Prep for Spring/Summer Festival Performances

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photo credit Joseph Llanes

Earning rave reviews for their acclaimed self-titled debut album–which has achieved Top Ten status on the Americana Airplay chart and reached #2 on the Roots Music Report (country) chart–Wynonna & The Big Noise look forward to an eventful spring and summer on the road. It starts with two performances set for “Dylan Fest Nashville”–a musical celebration of Bob Dylan’s 75th birthday-at the Ryman Auditorium on May 23 and 24 alongside Jason Isbell, Kacey Musgraves, Nikki Lane and more. Tickets are available now here.

“Years ago, Bob Dylan wrote me a song and I have never forgotten that,” says Wynonna. “I still have it…I kept it as a treasure. He is a poet. He is relevant to every generation because he’s authentic. He has never conformed to musical fads and has always maintained a true sense of self. He’s a stylist. You know whose record it is three second in. He’s timeless…I’m looking so forward to celebrating him.”

Says Cactus Moser, Wynonna’s producer, longtime drummer and husband who leads The Big Noise:

“To be on the Dylan Fest is a 40-year dream come true. His Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid and Time Out Of Mind albums are two of my great influences. He’s The American Icon influence for all of us 70s kids.”

Coming of their three strong performances in Marchat SXSW, American music icon Wynonna and her band The Big Noise will continue on the road throughout the summer with select headlining shows and various festival performances, including the Red Ants Pants Music Festival (lineup mates include The Lone Bellow, Hurray for the Riff Raff and The Mavericks), Faster Horses Music Festival (alongside Eric Church, Jason Aldean, Gary Allan and others) and Live Oak Music Festival (with Sarah Jarosz, James McMurtry and Jay Farrar), among others. More information on purchasing tickets can be found here See below for full list of upcoming dates.

“There is always a really joyful and celebratory vibe of outdoor shows,” says Wynonna. “The freedom of being outdoors allows my spirit to fly! AND!!! When the walls come down, Wynonna & The Big Noise can get even louder!!!! I am so RED-y to rock!!!!!!”

“To be on festivals this summer like Red Ants Pants with artists we are fans of as well as friends with is the BEST SUMMER vacation!!” says Cactus. “The Mavericks and Ray Wiley Hubbard just to name a couple! DELIGHTED!”

Currently at Americana radio is the co-penned Chris Stapleton song “Ain’t No Thing,” the latest single from Wynonna & The Big Noise‘s self-titled album (via CURB Records), which has been described as raw, rootsy, joyful, tough and tender. They performed the song in February on “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” which marked their national late-night TV debut. Click here to watch the performance video of “Ain’t No Thing.”

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