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Sidewalk/Curb recording artist Morgan Frazier‘s debut music video, Hey Bully, world premiered on act.mtv.com. The video addresses tough, real world issues and does not shy away from the truth about bullying. Morgan, who was picked on herself, to the point where she was taken out of school and home schooled thereafter, co-wrote the country tune with Sherrie Austin and Tiffany Goss.
“I am so glad that MTV is helping to bring this issue to the forefront, and I applaud act.mtv.com for encouraging folks to truly act on this and to join Stand For The Silent and myself. . . . I’ve had the pleasure of working with Kirk and Laura Smalley of Stand For The Silent everywhere from middle and high schools to major corporate headquarters to address bullying head on. The effects of bullying and the tragedies it can leave behind in today’s world must end. We made this video in an effort to get parents, kids and educators talking about the reality of this issue and to teach kids that suicide is not an option. One child lost is one too many,” says Morgan.
Rising country star Morgan Frazier has announced plans to release a 5-song exclusive with Best Buy. The Sidewalk Records artist’s Best Buy EP is available now through bestbuy.com until November 2013. The EP features her debut single “Yellow Brick Road” which she co-wrote with Jim Brown and Steve Clark. The song shares how hard it is to find a good man in an imperfect world by using references from the Wizard of Oz.
Other songs included on the EP are “Cowboy’s Ride,” written about all the bad cowboys she’s dated; “Halo,” which is about searching for positives when a man does you wrong; “Part Of My Show,” which is about her experiences in trying to forget someone and get over a bad relationship; and “Love Letters,” which wasn’t written by Morgan, but is a powerful ballad. I’m starting to see a theme here.
About releasing the EP, Morgan said:
“I am very proud of this EP, and I am really excited to debut it exclusively on bestbuy.com. If you get a chance to pick it up you will get insight into my life through my songs. I can only hope that my fans will be able to borrow my music and relate it back to their every-day lives.”
Look for Morgan out on tour this summer playing large festivals to headlining dates near you. Have you seen her live yet?
To purchase Morgan’s EP, visit http://bit.ly/morganEP
Country Thunder will be rolling into Florence, Arizona from April 11th to the 14th, 2013! Who will be joining them? Just some of country’s biggest acts these days, that’s all! Artists such as Lady Antebellum, Toby Keith, Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert, Lee Brice, Kip Moore and many more (all are listed below) will be there, and you can be too! You’ll need a 4-day admission wristband in order to get into the shows and right now they’re available at a special early bird rate of only $99! But you’ll need to act on this early bird rate fast – and super fast- because tonight at 11:59pm Central, the prices goes up to $120. To order your tickets, and for other ticket details, head on over to www.countrythunder.com or call (866) 802-6418.
The Watershed Festival made their big line-up announcement this morning – and it’s a huge one! Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton and Dierks Bentley will headline the inaugural Watershed Music Festival. The festival runs August 3rd to the 5th in George, WA. See the full line-up below and let us know if you’ll be heading to the new festival. Tickets go on sale May 5th through Ticketmaster.com and three-day passes are only $90!
The festival is being run by Live Nation and ACM Promoter of the Year, Brian O’Connell. Brian believes that the unique setting picked for the festival will make it a stand-out event for fans and artists alike.
“The Gorge provides a feeling that is impossible to recreate anywhere else,” said O’Connell. “It is truly a magical place and provides the perfect setting for a cool, eclectic country event. We wanted to create something that didn’t exist, from the caliber of artists to the camping and the atmosphere. I’m excited to be a part of it and see it all come together.”
This isn’t the first time that The Gorge has held events for country music; but it’s the first time for more than one concert at a time, explains Live Nation’s Jeff Trisler:
“In the storied 25 year history of The Gorge, we’ve been fortunate to host many of the nation’s top country artists, but all have been single day concerts,” said Jeff Trisler, President of Live Nation Seattle. “For years, we’ve wanted to host a multiple day country festival that builds on the tremendous success for our annual Sasquatch Music Festival and Dave Matthews Band residency. We believe this event will bring that same sort of excitement and energy to The Gorge for an entirely new group of music fans.”
Artists confirmed for the multi-day country fest include Dierks Bentley, Kix Brooks, Sara Evans, Brantley Gilbert, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Thompson Square, Uncle Kracker, Dwight Yoakam, Tracy Lawrence, Reckless Kelly, The Lost Trailers, Steve Holy, Johnny Reid, Jon Pardi, Thomas Rhett, Morgan Frazier, DeeJay Silver and a local stage will feature regional acts each night. More artists are set to be announced in the coming weeks, so stay tuned to Keepin’ it Country to see who else will be added.
Who do you want to see added to the lineup? Are you thinking of going?
Contrary to popular online rumors, Steel Magnolia will be making an appearance together at the first-ever ACM Experience in Las Vegas. The country music duo will perform at the free, 3-day open-to-the-public event during The Week Vegas Goes Country. They hit the stage on Saturday, March 31st at 1:30 pm after Mallory Hope.
Also joining the line-up are country music trio Gloriana, who will perform on March 31st at 5:30 pm, closing the night.
See the full ACM Experience line-up below: