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Cracker Barrel Offers Up Deluxe Edition of Eden’s Edge Debut Album


Country newcomers Eden’s Edge will be releasing an exclusive deluxe edition of their self-titled debut album with some help from Cracker Barrel. The Big Machine Record group will release both the standard and deluxe editions of their CD on June 12th, marking the first time that Cracker Barrel has ever released their deluxe version on the same day as the album’s wide release.

The band, originally from Arkansas,consists of lead vocalist Hannah Blaylock, and guitarists/backup-singers/multi-instrumentalists, Dean Berner and Cherrill Green, wrote half of the songs on the album, as well as the 3 bonus tracks on the Cracker Barrel release. “Growing up in small towns, we’re huge fans of home cooking and a family-style environment. Now that we’re on the road most of the year, we often find ourselves seated at Cracker Barrels across the country. It’s so exciting that one of our favorite places has asked us to be a part of their exclusive music program and give our mutual fans an extra helping of our favorite songs,” said Green.

“Our working with Cracker Barrel is a perfect fit. We started pickin’ and singing music with friends and family on front porches in our home state of Arkansas. And they’re a lot like the front porches at Cracker Barrel stores that we see across the country. Every time we stop at a Cracker Barrel it feels like home to us!” said Blaylock.

In addition to the exclusive album, all Cracker Barrel stores will distribute digital download with a free download of Edens Edge’s new single, “Too Good to Be True.” “The free digital download will give Cracker Barrel guests a great taste of the sound they’ll find on the upcoming Edens Edge – Deluxe Edition CD,” said Julie Craig, Cracker Barrel Marketing Manager. “It’s a great way to enjoy a sample of what’s to come when their CD debuts in a few weeks. We hope our guests will like what they hear and then stop by to pick up the CD.”

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Eden’s Edge: On The Couch With Reba

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Eden’s Edge joined Reba McEntire, for her All The Woman I Am Tour last fall. After the show in Lafayette, LA, the trio sat down with Reba for an exclusive interview.

Reba shares her advice for surviving and gaining success in the music business as well as tips for keeping a healthy voice. She also discusses her personal life and how she has managed to juggle it all, and talks about some of her favorite aspects of the job and being a performer.

It is a really great interview, check it out:

VIDEO: Eden’s Edge Performs “Amen” At Opry Goes Pink

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Eden’s Edge were part of the special line-up last weekend at the “Opry Goes Pink” show to help raise awareness for breast cancer. They were part of an all-star lineup that included Martina McBride, Kellie Pickler, Lauren Alaina and others. Watch the video below of their live performance of “Amen” from the night:

Eden’s Edge Pays A Visit To The ACMs

Eden's Edge at ACM Office in Encino. photo credit: ACMs

Eden’s Edge stopped by the Los Angeles offices of the Academy of Country Music yesterday. They performed their current top 40 single “Amen” and finally signed their names down for a professional ACM membership.

You can catch the trio on tour with Brad Paisley on his “H20 II: Wetter & Wilder World Tour.” For tour dates see their official site HERE.

Review: Nashville – Music City Hits the Small Screen


Saddle up, country fans, there’s a new rodeo in town and it hits your television screens every Wednesday night on ABC at 10:00pm ET/9:00pm CT. The new and highly anticipated “Nashville” stars Connie Britton and Hayden Panettierre as country music artists who come together, despite Britton’s character’s desire to keep her distance from that “brat.” Connie Britton plays Rayna Jaymes, a forty-something artist who is having trouble staying afloat as a newer generation, headed by Panettiere’s Juliette Barnes, starts to take over the country music scene. Picture a Faith Hill meets Reba McEntire when you think of Jaymes — attractive, stylish, unparalleled talent and success — and a street-walking Taylor Swift when you think of Barnes — young, fun, but overly flirtatious. Now that Jaymes has to contend with the fresh, young, new artists, her record label has recognized an obvious dip in her popularity. While Jaymes will tell you that she has gone triple platinum in the past, her record label isn’t interested in past successes and fears that if she does not make a drastic move — and fast — her career will take the Mindy McCreedy route (if you are asking “who?”, that is exactly my point). So, in a last-ditch effort to give Jaymes’ career a little bit of CPR, the record label recommends that Jaymes call it quits on her own tour and join forces with Barnes as her *gasp* opening act. Now picture this — Reba opens for Kellie Pickler. It’s on par with that. Naturally, Jaymes has no interest in being the pre-cursor to a little fiery country-singing Britney Spears, but something tells us she’s fighting a losing battle!

Like any other late-night primetime show, there also exists love, infidelity, family angst, and this serving comes with a heaping side of politics. What should you take away from episode 1 of this much-talked-about new show? Just because something seems a certain way on the outside, it doesn’t mean it is just that. Fame has its falls and behind every person who has his or her name in lights lies darkness. Nashville just allows us the opportunity to shine a flashlight on the dark side — at least as far as these fictitious superstars are concerned. Bottom line, this show has it all — glitz and glam, love and scandal, cute kids, and a killer cast. If you aren’t tuning in, we suggest you change that immediately, because we have a feeling it is going to be better than any eight-second ride!

Tune in next week for music, drama, political banter, and a glimpse of the streets of Nashville. And don’t forget to check back here every week for our weekly review as country music takes over television (as it should be).

Episode 1 Playlist (head over to iTunes to download several of these tracks):

“Already Gone” – Performed by Rayna Jaymes
“Back Home” – Performed by Deacon (character)
“Boys and Buses” – Performed by Juliette Barnes
“It’s My Life” – Performed by Rayna Jaymes
“Love Like Mine” – Performed by Juliette Barnes
“If I Didn’t Know Better” – Performed by Scarlett and Gunnar (characters)
“Even If It Breaks Your Heart” – Eli Young Band
“Small Town USA” – Justin Moore
“Type of Gurl” – Rasheeda
“Too Good To Be True” – Eden’s Edge
“Sin For A Sin” – Miranda Lambert
“Did It For the Girl” – Greg Bates
“Stand By Your Man” – Tammy Wynette
“Rose-Colored Glasses” – John Connlee

Big Machine and Clear Channel Announce Groundbreaking Agreement


The Big Machine Label Group is home to such artists as Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts and Eden’s Edge on Big Machine Records, as well as Reba McEntire, Justin Moore, Brantley Gilbert, The Mavericks and Thomas Rhett on Valory Music Co. The group announced today that they are partnering with Clear Channel Media and Entertainment to align their business interests and accelerate growth and innovation in digital radio to the benefit of music fans and radio listeners everywhere.

Through this agreement, Big Machine (and its artists) will become the first record company to directly participate in Clear Channel’s terrestrial broadcast radio revenues.  For Big Machine Label President and CEO Scott Borchetta, it was a no brainer. Borchetta said, “In Clear Channel, I found partners who shared my big-picture view of how we could structure an agreement to benefit all involved. Not only does this partnership enable Big Machine to participate in terrestrial broadcast revenues, but we are also helping to grow digital radio – a great opportunity for all of us and a breakthrough opportunity for Big Machine artists.” 
“Scott Borchetta has reinvented the music business in many important ways over the years, from distribution and artist development to promotion and advertising,” said Bob Pittman, Chief Executive Officer of Clear Channel. “Focusing that same creativity on how best to grow the music business, Scott has developed this new model with us to let his labels and artists participate in the revenue of broadcast radio immediately and in digital radio as it builds. This is a big step, but we think this investment is an opportunity worth taking to align our interests in all of our revenue streams and grow digital listening to its full potential with record labels and their artists as our partners. This landmark agreement creates a structure that makes sense for both our companies – but most of all for music fans.”
“Today, 98 percent of our listening is terrestrial broadcast and 2 percent digital – with record labels and artists only paid for the 2 percent,” said John Hogan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. “This new agreement expands label and artist participation from just digital to terrestrial broadcast radio revenues in one comprehensive framework that will give all of us a great incentive to drive the growth of the digital radio industry and allow everyone to participate financially in its growth. This market-based solution helps bring the best in music to radio listeners wherever they want to hear it.”

Cracker Barrel Connects with Country Music Fans at CMA Fest


Cracker Barrel has become a home for country music and Americana, so it’s only fitting for the restaurant to be a part of 2012 CMA Music Fest. Thanks to Cracker Barrel, fans will have the opportunity to meet artists, catch performance and win prizes from artists who have participated in Cracker Barrel’s exclusive music program.

“The success of the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store exclusive music program is really due to the passion of the fans,” explains the program’s marketing manager, Julie Craig. ”We want to have a chance to meet them and say thank you, as well as introduce new fans to the great music available at their local Cracker Barrel.”

Artists participating in this include Josh Turner, Jason Michael Carroll, The Oak Ridge Boys, Eden’s Edge and more.

Representatives from Cracker Barrel and the Cracker Barrel exclusive music program will be on location at both Fan Fair Hall as well as Riverfront Park throughout the festival:

Thursday, June 7:  
Dailey & Vincent Autograph Session 11:30 – 12:30 PM Fan Fair Hall-NCC Cracker Barrel Booth
Josh Turner Autograph Session 2 – 3:00 PM Fan Fair Hall-NCC Cracker Barrel Booth
Jason Michael Carroll You’ve Been Sentenced Game Show 2 – 4:30 PM Hard Rock Cafe
Eden’s Edge Autograph Session 4 – 5:00 PM Fan Fair Hall-NCC Cracker Barrel Booth
Friday, June 8:  
Jason Michael Carroll Autograph Session 10:30 – 11:30/ 12:30 – 1:30 PM Fan Fair Hall-NCC Cracker Barrel Booth
Oak Ridge Boys Autograph Session 2 – 3:30 PM Fan Fair Hall-NCC Cracker Barrel Booth
Saturday, June 9:  
Teddy Gentry & Best New Nashville: Autograph Session 11:30 – 2:30 PM Fan Fair Hall-NCC Cracker Barrel Booth
Teddy Gentry, Garrett Steele, 3 Lanes Crossing, Amber Shalene & Chip Davis
Jason Michael Carroll Performance – Durango Stage 11:30 – 12 PM Fan Fair Hall-NCC Acoustic Corner
Jason Michael Carroll Autograph Session 12:00 – 1 PM Fan Fair Hall-NCC WSM-AM Booth
Sunday, June 10:  
The Grascals Autograph Session 10 – 11:00 AM Fan Fair Hall-NCC Cracker Barrel Booth
Jason Michael Carroll Autograph Session 11:00 – 12:00 PM Fan Fair Hall-NCC Cracker Barrel Booth

EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Joanna Smith

Joanna Smith.

We had the pleasure of speaking with Joanna Smith Friday afternoon in-between her Nashville studio sessions working on her new album. The “Gettin’ Married” singer is coming back with a new sound that’s true to who she is, without anymore proud-to-be-a-Georgia-peach songs this time around! Find out what Joanna has been up to, what she expects this time around, how she became friends with Luke Bryan, writing “Kissing in Public” about a popular Nashville songwriter friend (who shall remain nameless), and what it was like moving to Nashville all on her own to follow her dream in our exclusive interview with the “Georgia Mud” singer. It was a fun interview with a proud Southern girl who has a very important message for her friend Cody Johnson:



VIDEO: Reba & Tour Acts – Rolling In The Deep

Reba McEntire. photo credit: Big Machine Records.

Adele has one of the catchiest songs of the year, and it’s found it’s way into country music. Reba McEntire brought out all her opening acts on her “All The Woman I Am Tour” to perform a group number of Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep.” Watch Reba, The Band Perry, Eden’s Edge, James Otto and Steel Magnolia perform a country version of the rock/pop single:

VIDEO: Martina McBride Turns The Opry Pink

Martina McBride turns the Opry pink.

Martina McBride, Kellie Pickler, Eden’s Edge and Lauren Alaina were some of the stars at last night’s Grand Ole Opry show. It was a special night at the Opry, where the ladies of country music helped turn the historic venue pink for breast cancer awareness. Martina flipped the switch on the first show of the evening, and Kellie had her turn for the second show.

The third annual “Opry Goes Pink” was hosted by ABC’s Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts. She introduced the “Women Rock For The Cure” survivor of the year Yolanda Smith.

Watch the video below of Martina’s emotional new single, “I’m Gonna Love You Through It,” which was one of the highlights of the night: