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Charlie Daniels Releases New Single, “Take Back The USA”

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The Legendary “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” Singer Mr. Charlie Daniels has released his latest single on Blue Hat Records, titled “Take Back The USA.”

Two versions of the single have been released, with one including a narrative of a bible verse from Chronicles 7-14.  Listen to “Take Back the USA” on iTunes here.

“Take Back The USA” was produced by Alabama’s Teddy Gentry and Charles English of Music Brothers Productions.  Songwriter and multi instrumentalist Bobby Terry contributed lyrics, along with Gentry and English.  Distributed through Megaforce Records/MRI and Sony/Red Distribution, the song is a plea to the people of the United States to “Take Back The USA.”

“I think it speaks volumes about how a lot of people in this country feel right now,” says WQNU Program Director Shane Collins.  “It’s easy to hear how Charlie paved the way for the Jason Aldeans and Eric Churchs of today.”

Captain Jack of Nashville’s Renegade Radio adds, “Charlie Daniels is saying what is on ALL our minds in his new release, ‘Take Back The USA.’  It’s GREAT and the audience LOVES it!”

“In a time where music has lost much of its meaning and heart, Charlie Daniels 
reminds us that patriotism is a way to reach millions and millions of Americans,” says SiriusXM Patriot 125 producer Ray Muccio.  “It’s time for us as Americans to ‘Take Back the USA,’ and Charlie Daniels has paved the road for other artists to reach out to all Americans and remind them of the importance to vote on November 6th and take back the country we know and love so much.”

“This song reminds me why I love Country music,” says WKMK Program Director Marty Mitchell.  “For over half a century, Charlie Daniels has continued to carry the patriotic torch for Country music.”

For more information, visit www.CharlieDaniels.com.

Charlie Daniels Re-Records Devil for Monday Night Football

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Country music icon The Charlie Daniels Band have re-recorded a special version of “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” for Monday Night Football. The opening song will make its debut next week when the Atlanta Falcons host the Denver Broncos. “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” was originally a 1979 hit for the group, and quickly became one of the best known songs all-genres.

In an interview with ESPN, Charlie shares:

“I had to watch the lyrics real close because I’ve done those same ‘Devil Went Down To Georgia’ lyrics for 33 years.”

Each week will feature a brand new opening song for Monday Night Football. What other country stars would you like to see sing the theme one week?

Maggie Baugh Fiddles Her Way Into America’s Hearts

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Thirteen-year-old musician, Maggie Baugh, was recently brought on stage by the legendary Charlie Daniels during a show in South Florida. Maggie, a fiddle playing extraordinaire, not only assisted Daniels during the iconic song “Devil Went Down to Georgia,” but also kicked the event off with the National Anthem.

We were so impressed with Maggie (and fell in love with her stage presence and personality) that we had to share it here with all of you! Check out the videos below from the South Florida event:

REVIEW: The Swon Brothers in South Florida

Photo by Sara Kauss / www.sarakaussmusicians.com

S wonderful! ‘S marvelous! That’s what rang through my head as I watched The Swon Brothers tear up the South Florida Fair stage during their “Swoncert” (try saying that … it rolls right off the tongue) in front of a rowdy crowd. After seeing The Swon Brothers live, this much is clear – these boys were born to be on stage.

The Voice Season 4 Finalists, Zach and Colton Swon, spent their show covering songs ranging from country to classic rock to classic country rock. The boys barreled through the starting line with a cover of Randy Houser‘s “How Country Feels” and quickly transitioned into the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band‘s “Fishin’ In the Dark” (much to our amazing photographer friend, Sara Kauss‘, excitement). The guys manifested their uncanny abilities to harmonize with one another without ever making evident that one brother’s vocal prowess is any more superior than the other.

Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Reba & More Added to George Jones Tribute Concert

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The lineup for George Jones‘ Tribute Concert at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena just got even bigger. In addition to an already packed lineup, it was announced today that George Strait, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Reba McEntire and Alabama will also be performing at the November 22nd show.

“I am thrilled and honored that so many of George’s friends are coming to what would have been his last concert, but is not a fitting tribute,” says Nancy Jones. “George loved these artists and before passing had actually wrote letters to almost all of them.”

The new list of performers will join an already star-studded lineup that includes Alan Jackson, Dierks Bentley, Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker, Josh Turner, The Oak Ridge Boys, Charlie Daniels, Jamey Johnson, Montgomery Gentry, Sam Moore, and others. All previously announced artists are currently being reconfirmed.

For more information on George Jones, please visit www.georgejones.com.

Phil Vassar signs with APA Nashville

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APA Nashville has signed chart-topping, multi award-winning singer/songwriter and “Piano Man” Phil Vassar to its talent roster, it was announced today by APA’s Jeff Howard.  Vassar’s current single “Love Is Alive” earned BILLBOARD’s coveted “Hot Shot Debut” designation, launching with nearly 900,000 audience impressions at the 30-plus stations monitored by Nielsen BDS.  The tune is impacting BILLBOARD’S Country Airplay chart, holding the #48 spot this week.  The Lyric Video for “Love is Alive” has just been released and can be seen HERE.

APA’s Jeff Howard had this to say on the signing:

“Phil is an accomplished musician and writer, a true artist with one of the most engaging live shows out there.  We are beyond excited about his joining the APA team.”

A multiple award-winning artist (ASCAP Songwriter of the Year x 2, BILLBOARD Country Songwriter of the Year), Vassar has earned Top 5 placement seven times with songs “Carlene,”Last Day of My Life,”American Child” and others.  He also topped the charts with “In A Real Love” and the perennial favorite, “Just Another Day in Paradise.”  Known as one of Nashville’s top tunesmiths, Vassar has been recognized by his peers.  Numerous other artists including Tim McGraw (“My Next Thirty Years,“) Alan Jackson (“She’s Right On The Money“) and Jo Dee Messina (“Bye, Bye” and “I’m Alright“) have taken Vassar’s tunes to #1 positions.

Recently, the Virginia native hosted special guest Charlie Daniels and other artists at his fifth annual benefit for The Miller Home For Girls in Lynchburg, VA. Established in 1875, The Miller Home provides care and guidance to non-delinquent girls ages 4-21 who cannot live with their own families.  Fans can read more about Phil’s music, his charitable endeavors and more at philvassar.com.

Brad Paisley’s Wheelhouse available now!

Brad Paisley. photo credit: Jim Shea.

Brad Paisley’s WHEELHOUSE – SPECIAL EDITION is now available at all Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations and digitally on crackerbarrel.com, as well as select online retailers. The Cracker Barrel Old Country Store exclusive special edition album release coincides with Paisley’s wide release of WHEELHOUSE on Arista Nashville. It includes all tracks on WHEELHOUSE as well as three additional never-before-recorded songs for a total of 20 tracks priced at just $11.99. Fans can find out how enter for a chance to win a trip to California to see Brad Paisley in concert by visiting crackerbarrel.com/bradpaisley for complete details. Also, a limited number of WHEELHOUSE-SPECIAL EDITION autographed albums will be available for purchase at shop.crackerbarrel.com.

The songs “Only Way She’ll Stay,”“She Never Really Got Over Him,” and a special acoustic version of the current #15 Billboard hit, “Beat This Summer,” are the exclusive bonus tracks found on WHEELHOUSE – SPECIAL EDITION. Special guests from multiple musical genres joined Paisley in the studio when recording the album including Charlie Daniels, LL COOL J, Eric Idle, Mat Kearney, Dierks Bentley, Hunter Hayes and the late Roger Miller. Paisley produced the album and wrote or co-wrote all 20 of the tracks.

Fans can also pick up a copy of Paisley’s autobiography, Diary Of A Player, at all Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations for $25, and a limited amount of autographed copies will be available at shop.crackerbarrel.com. In the book, Paisley retraces his entire musical and personal journey and explains how the Christmas gift from his grandfather – his first guitar – turned out to be the key to unlocking his ultimate dream.

 Paisley will perform in 29 cities in the U.S. and Canada on the Beat This Summer Tour Presented by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® beginning on May 9.  For a full list of dates, with more stops being added soon, visit http://bradpaisley.com/tour.
See the full track listing for the Special Edition below:

Brad Paisley Prepares for Album Release

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This Monday (04/01), Brad Paisley will be testing out his anchor skills as he joins the anchors of Good Morning America as a special guest. This appearance is undoubtedly going to get fans even more excited for the April 9th release of his new album, Wheelhouse, as well as his Building A Wheelhouse Interactive Book.

To get fans revved up, Brad is holding a Wheelhouse Scavenger Hunt for his fans. This interactive contest aims to provide fans with a look into the making of Wheelhouse. Each day during the contest, the artist will post clues to the location of a hidden icon, photo or video via Twitter or Facebook. The first person to locate the hidden item will then win a prize after returning to the promotion site. All participants are eligible to win the grand prize – a flyaway for the winner and a guest to a Brad Paisley contest, as well as a meet and greet and accommodations.

Paisley’s second  single off the upcoming album, “Beat This Summer,” is already #17 on the Billboard national airplay charts. The lead single, “Southern Comfort Zone,” recently became a number one hit, the 21st for the artist. “Beat This Summer” is available instantly when you pre-order Wheelhouse.The album includes special guests Dierks Bentley, Roger Miller, Hunter Hayes, Matt Kearney, Charlie Daniels and LL Cool J.

Fans can also pre-order Building A Wheelhouse, which offers an interactive look at the songwriting and production aspects of the album.

Brad Paisley releases Wheelhouse track list

Brad Paisley. photo credit: Jim Shea.

Country superstar Brad Paisley garners his 21st No. 1 single with “Southern Comfort Zone,” and today confirms the track listing for his 8th regular studio album, Wheelhouse, set for release on Arista Nashville on Tuesday, April 9.

Beginning today, fans will be able to participate in an interactive reveal of the Wheelhouse and Wheelhouse (Deluxe Version) album covers at bradpaisley.com .

The layered reveal experience includes a fan mosaic, hidden icons that unlock special items, an exclusive Brad Paisley making-of-the-album interview and information on how to enter a national sweepstakes.

Produced by Paisley, the 14 songs and 3 interstitials, along with the songwriters and any special guest collaborations, are indicated below. Paisley wrote or co-wrote all of the complete songs featured on Wheelhouse, including the lead hit, “Southern Comfort Zone.”

1. “Bon Voyage”
2. “Southern Comfort Zone” [Brad Paisley/Chris DuBois/Kelley Lovelace]
3. “Beat This Summer” [Brad Paisley/Chris DuBois/Luke Laird]
4. “Outstanding In Our Field” (Featuring Dierks Bentley and Roger Miller with Hunter Hayes on guitar) [Brad Paisley/Mike Dean/Chris DuBois/Lee Thomas Miller/Roger Miller]
5. “Pressing On A Bruise” (Featuring Mat Kearney) [Brad Paisley/Mat Kearney/Kelley
Lovelace]
6. “I Can’t Change The World” [Brad Paisley/Chris DuBois/Kelley Lovelace]
7. “幽 女” [Brad Paisley/Justin Williamson/Randle Currie]
8. “Karate” (Featuring Charlie Daniels) [Brad Paisley/Chris DuBois/Kelley Lovelace]
9. “Death of a Married Man” (Featuring Eric Idle) [Brad Paisley]
10. “Harvey Bodine” [Brad Paisley/Chris DuBois/Kelley Lovelace]
11. “Tin Can On A String” [Brad Paisley/Ashley Gorley/Kelley Lovelace]
12. “Death Of A Single Man” [Brad Paisley/Kelley Lovelace/Lee Thomas Miller]
13. “The Mona Lisa” [Brad Paisley/Chris DuBois]
14. “Accidental Racist” (Featuring LL Cool J) [Brad Paisley/Lee Thomas Miller/LL
Cool J]
15. “Runaway Train” [Brad Paisley/Chris DuBois/Kelley Lovelace]
16. “Those Crazy Christians” [Brad Paisley/Kelley Lovelace]
17. “Officially Alive” [Brad Paisley]

Four additional tracks will be included on the Wheelhouse (Deluxe Version). Fans can preorder Wheelhouse and Wheelhouse (Deluxe Version) now on Amazon.com.

Suite Caroline Changes Stage Name To Caroline Kole

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You know her as 14 year old Suite Caroline, but now she has a new stage name – Caroline Kole. Caroline announced her stage name change this morning on her Twitter and Facebook pages, and also announced that she officially has her own Ticketmaster page.

@SuiteMusic: Announcement!! Starting today my stage name will be Caroline Kole!! And my first big concert as Caroline Kole…

Caroline’s big announcement is that she will be opening for country music star and The Voice coach Blake Shelton on August 17th, at 7:00 PM in Indianapolis, IN at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse. You can get tickets on Ticketmaster.

At only the young age of 14, Caroline has opened for artists such as Reba McEntire, Martina McBride, Blake Shelton and Lifehouse. She has performed live with Sheryl Crow, Pat Benatar, Charlie Daniels and the GoGo´s.

You can now find Caroline on her new Facebook and Twitter pages here: Facebook, Twitter

If you haven’t already, check out our interview we did with Caroline when she was only 13 - here!