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Hunter Hayes Premieres New Video for “Tattoo”

Hunter Hayes

Multi-talented and multi-platinum recording artist Hunter Hayes is entering a new dimension with the fresh music video for his current single, “Tattoo,” premiering worldwide across CMT platforms and on more than 120 Clear Channel country station websites, along with the newly launched CMT Artists App for iPhone and Android today, July 28. Directed by Kristen Barlowe, the street-art-inspired piece brings “Tattoo” to life with animated graphics, graffiti art and of course, a beautiful brunette who plays the muse to Hayes’ energetic performance.

“With a song like ‘Tattoo,’ it’s a very visual thing,” Hayes told PEOPLE Country. “Lyrically, the goal is to bring you to a place where all these artistic elements of inspiration come to life around you. So, for the video, rather than just explain how a relationship can inspire you, we wanted to go beyond the expected and make a musically inspired moment jump out of a two-dimensional space.”

Written by Hayes and fellow Nashville songsmiths Barry Dean and Troy Verges, “Tattoo” is the second single off of Hayes’ chart-topping sophomore album, Storyline. Previous hits for the four-time GRAMMY nominee include the consecutive No. 1 smashes “Wanted,” “Somebody’s Heartbreak” and “I Want Crazy,” as well as Storyline’s moving lead single, “Invisible.”

Hayes just completed the international leg of his promotional tour for Storyline and is currently headlining dates across the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit www.HunterHayes.com or connect on Twitter and Facebook @HunterHayes.

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Big & Rich Breaking New Ground with Historic New Album Release

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Country superstars Big & Rich, Big Kenny and John Rich, are celebrating 10 years of hit music making with their highly-anticipated new album, Gravity.   It’s the multi-platinum selling duo’s fifth studio album and is set to launch on September 23, 2014.  Big & Rich’s lead-off single for the project, “Look at You” has already proven a chart-climbing success.  Their first studio album, Horse of a Different Color, was released by Warner Bros. in 2004, producing four straight hits, including the iconic “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy).”   Other accolades include being first-rate songwriters, producers and musicians with a roster of collaborations and hits produced or penned for various artists including Jason Aldean, Gretchen Wilson, James Otto, Martina McBride, Faith Hill, Merle Haggard, Bon Jovi, John Anderson, Willie Nelson, Jewel, Keith Anderson, Hank Williams, Jr., John Legend, Wyclef Jean, Tim McGraw, Ky-Mani Marley and Cowboy Troy.

In addition to the latest recording project, the larger-than-life duo has formed its own label, Big & Rich Records, a partnership with Kobalt Label Services.  Big Kenny describes the business venture and forthcoming CD as a platform for gaining creative control of their trailblazing musical legacy.

“This is an exciting and intense time in the history of Big and Rich.  We continue to embrace all the change that happens in our business of entertainment.  As artists, we are now at the place where we can finally gain complete creative control.  That’s huge.  It allows us to be true to ourselves and be the trailblazers we’ve always risked being. We want to be important to Country music.  It’s important to Big and Rich. It is our musical legacy.  Our new album title is perfect.  Big and Rich can now really feel the Gravity.  We are counting our blessings,” he says.

John Rich adds, “We couldn’t be happier with how the fans and radio are responding to our new music!  To take on the challenge of being your own label and slugging it out with the majors is a gambler’s move, but BK and I are happy to just let it all ride.”

Big & Rich are generating rave reviews for the summer leg of their 2014 concert tour with shows spanning across the U.S. and Canada.  Cities among upcoming stops for the tour include Orlando, Grand Rapids, Spokane, Hampton, Panama City and more.

For the latest updates or information on a concert near you, visit:  http://www.bigandrich.com.   Click here for the current single, “Look At You”:

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Brad Paisley Leaking Moonshine in the Trunk Against Labels Wishes

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Brad Paisley has gone rogue!!!!!!! On Saturday (July 26) Brad took to his Twitter page to leak a short YouTube video of clips of  each song from his forthcoming Moonshine in the Trunk album.

“I’m going rogue,” Brad wrote in his first of many tweets Saturday night. “The label doesn’t know I’m doing this. Seriously. But I made a Moonshine Preview teaser. Don’t tell. Better listen to this while you can. I bet the label tries to pull it down. Clock’s ticking.”

Brad was right!  His label, Sony Music Nashville, shut Brad down quickly making the video private and sending him emails pleading with him to stop.    Not to be out down Brad posted the email exchange along with very funny captions.

“Hurry up and Listen,” he wrote. “I’m going to detention. Breakfast club!!! Here I come.”

Brad made sure his fans knew that he certainly loves his label folks but admitted to loving his fans even more by saying,

I really do love my record label.Especially for puttin’up with my $h@t. But I love ya’ll even more. Ha! Priorities.

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It looks like Brad’s label has given up the chase.  His most recent preview video is still ONLINE!  Listen below:

And don’t worry Brad Paisley fans. It doesn’t seem like Brad is going to stop just because he won the battle.

He revealed that a 3rd clip is ready to go!

“The 3rd clip is ready to upload. Ha! Gotta get up pretty early in the morning to beat ole BP. Sometimes I feel for those vicariously responsible for my actions. Victory! Wow this was hilarious. Can’t believe I just had this exchange. Really funny.”

As Brad wrapped up his tweets to head on stage for his show, Brad left fans with one more teaser.

“Wonder if I can get away with that with an entire song….” he wrote. “Someone just asked if the label really didn’t know I was gonna post this clip tonight. They really& truly didn’t know. Y’all should be ready tomorrow night cause I may just leak somethin’else during @RisingStarABC -til then,BP-1 suits-0.”

And that teaser turned into a reality this morning when Brad sent Bobby Bones his remix of  ‘River Bank’ featuring Colt Ford.
Take a listen before it gets taken down to:

Brad’s Moonshine in the Trunk album is set to hit stores on August 26.

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10. @glorianatheband Not only is Junebug a great companion, she’s a killer snack table for movie night. -t http://instagram.com/p/qxaakct33K/

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9. @DierksBentley  · got to say… i think our drummer steve misamore could have made better use of his A1 @SouthwestAir boarding pass.

 

8. @blakeshelton  ·I’m so famous I don’t pre-heat the oven… I just turn it on and put shit in it. Bitch…

 

7. @bretteldredge  · Wandering around the island of Nantucket and stepped on a crab…go live in your pineapple under the sea w/ that sponge fella!

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6. @carrieunderwood  ·Awww…I think @mikefisher1212 misses me so much when I’m gone! Sure glad @MattEaton1 is there to help fill the void!

 

5. @thebandperry  · Stupid storm. We’re so bummed that our show in Indianapolis tonight got canceled. Hope to be back soon.

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4. @CharlieDaniels  You guys really don’t like each other do you?

 

3. @BradPaisley Sometimes I feel for those vicariously responsible for my actions.

 

2. @Lauren_Alaina GOD MADE GIRLS!!!!!!!!!!! And he did a beautiful job with my baby girl @RaeLynnOfficial love your song precious! #unicorns #raedio #iloveyou

 

1. @ScottyMcCreery  · Moving out of an apartment by yourself, on the fourth floor, thats not close to an elevator… Is toughhh. lord have mercy

Tim McGraw Reveals ‘Sundown Heaven Town’ Tracklising & Cover!

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Tim McGraw revealed the new album cover and tracklisting for his upcoming album, Sundown Heaven Town on Twitter this morning.

Here it is, the cover for my new album SUNDOWN HEAVEN TOWN. We worked with Nick Egan to create the design for the cover, as well as the entire album package. He’s worked on so many amazing projects for people like The Ramones, Mick Jagger and The Clash, and we clicked creatively right off the bat. I hope it starts getting everyone excited for the new album. Bring on the comments…I love reading them!

Track 1: Overrated
Track 2: City Lights
Track 3: Shotgun Rider
Track 4: Dust
Track 5: Diamond Rings and Old Barstools
Track 6: Words Are Medicine
Track 7: Sick Of Me
Track 8: Meanwhile Back At Mama’s
Track 9: Keep On Truckin’
Track 10: Last Turn Home
Track 11: Portland, Maine
Track 12: Lookin’ For That Girl
Track 13: Still On The Line
Track 14: Kids Today
Track 15: Lincoln Continentals and Cadillacs (duet with @KidRock)
Track 16: The View
Track 17: I’m Feelin’ You
Track 18: Black Jacket

Sundown Heaven Town hits stores on September 16th and fans can preorder the album starting tomorrow.

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