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Travis Tritt Releases New Single, “That’s What Dreamers Do”

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Award-winning country artist Travis Tritt has released a new single, titled “That’s What Dreamers Do.”

The heart-touching ballad resonates with dreamers of all kinds and embraces the struggles and joys of being a dreamer. Tritt wrote the song for the independent biopic film, As Dreamers Do, which he narrates. The film is based on the early life of Walt Disney.  View the trailer for the film at www.WaltMovie.com.

The song features a full string arrangement, which was composed by melvin MAESTRO lightford of Lightworks Muzik.

“That’s What Dreamers Do” is Tritt’s second single release since forming Post Oak Recordings.  Tritt formed the label in 2012 and shortly after released his full length album The Calm After… Included on the album is a duet with Tritt’s daughter, Tyler Reese. The song, “Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough,” is a cover of the 1980s pop hit. Together, they released a video for the track, which is available for viewing here.  Four of the songs on the album, co-produced by Randy Jackson, were either written or co-written by Tritt.  The album is available on iTunes and other major digital retailers.

The single, “That’s What Dreamers Do,” is available through iTunes and www.TravisTritt.com.

Photo courtesy: Post Oak Recordings

Travis Tritt to Narrate Walt Disney Biopic

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Country star Travis Tritt will be lending his distinct voice to a new project this year, acting as narrator on a new Walt Disney biopic. The film, titled As Dreamers Do, is set to be released independently this spring.

“When I first read through the script in my head, it was in the voice of Travis Tritt,” said director Logan Sekulow. “I grew up listening to him and I’m a big fan. This role needed someone who could be warm and that the audience could trust. I was thrilled when I heard that he wanted to do it. As a director, it is great to see the vision you have play out on film exactly how it did in your head.”

In addition to narrating, Tritt has written a song for the movie, entitled “That’s What Dreamers Do.” View the trailer for As Dreamers Do, which includes a clip of Tritt’s narration, on www.WaltMovie.com.

More Stage Lineups Announced For 2014 CMA Music Festival

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You’ve been waiting and here they are! We’ve got the lineups for the Bud Light Stage, the Samsung Galaxy Stage, Chevrolet Roadhouse Stage, The Buckle State, and the BMI Tailgate Party!

Also – three artists have been added to the LP Field lineup! The Charlie Daniels Band, Sara Evans and Travis Tritt.

Bud Light Stage: Lauren Alaina, Keith Anderson, Katie Armiger, Kelleigh Bannen, Jeff Bates, Big Smo, BlackHawk, Brothers Osborne, Mark Collie, Bucky Covington, Joel Crouse, Sarah Darling, Clare Dunn, Morgan Frazier, JT Hodges,  Will Hoge, Home Free, Sam Hunt, Chris Janson, Joshua Scott Jones, Krystal Keith, Meghan Linsey, Robin Meade, Granger Smith, Jamie Lynn Spears, Chris Stapleton, Striking Matches, Sundy Best, The Henningsens, Leah Turner, Trick Pony, Aaron Watson, Austin Webb, Drake White, Chuck Wicks and Holly Williams.

Samsung Galaxy Stage: Robby Armstrong, Rob Baird, Ty Bates, Dakota Bradley, David Bradley, Laura Bell Bundy, Cam, Brandon Chase, Cowboy Troy and DJ Sinister, Heath Haynes & The High Dollars, Sam Hollyman, Joey Hyde, Jukebox Mafia, John Karl, Ryan Kinder, John King, Jenny Leigh, Cheryl LuQuire, Rachele Lynae, Brian Milson, Danielle Peck, Pierce Avenue, Stephanie Quayle, Raven Cliff, Julie Roberts, Gwen Sebastian, Canaan Smith, Phoenix Stone, The Brothers Road, The Nelsons, The Railers, The Stickers, Chad Warrix, Ryan Weaver, Jesse Keith Whitley and Zane Williams.

Chevrolet Roadhouse Stage: Ballie and the Boys, Brinn Black, Cast of “Crazy Hearts Nashville,” Cerrito, Jaida Dreyer, Jordan Grassi, Marty Haggard, Lyndsey Highlander, Rachel Holder, Levi Hummon, Angie Johnson, Stevens Layne, Matt Mason, Walker McGuire, Randy Montana, Music City Doughboys, Aaron Parker, Jacob Powell, Brent Rupard, Lizzie Sider, The Danberrys, Keni Thomas and Whiskey Rose.

The Buckle Stage: Carlton Anderson, Kelsea Ballerini, Bonner Black, Misty Rae Carson, Karlie Chayne, Steven Clawson, Courtney Cole, Hannah Dasher, Jacob Davis, GirlBilly, Ryan Griffin, Curtis Grimes, Adam Hambrick, Brett Kissell, Ryan Lafferty, Brandon Lay, Josh London, Daisy Mallory, Michaelis, Oklahoma, Carly Pearce, David Ray, Jameson Rodgers, Smithfield, Walker County and Hailey Whitters.

BMI Tailgate Party: A Thousand Horses, Blackjack Billy, Chase Bryant, Adam Craig, DJ Du, Brett Eldredge, David Fanning, Sara Haze, Chris Lane, Natalie Stovall and The Drive, Michael Ray, Josh Thompson and Whiskey Jam.

That’s 5 more stages and 137 more artists! The Bud Light stage will be located at the Bridgestone Arena Plaza, The Samsung Galaxy Stage at the Walk of Fame Park, and the Chevrolet Roadhouse Stage in Fan Alley.

For more information on the CMA Music Festival, head on over to CMAfest.com or text the word FESTIVAL to 66937.

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.

EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Craig Campbell

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We were lucky enough to sit down and talk to Craig Campbell recently and learn a lot about this singer/songwriter/fisherman who does NOT do interviews in his pajamas (trust us, we asked!).  With Craig’s five-track “Outta My Head” EP coming out today, we thought sharing this interview with our readers on this very special day would be a great way to celebrate this release.  Read further to find out about Craig’s trek up the ladder to a coveted music career, odd jobs, family life, and his “idiocy” when he first heard his own song on the radio.  Oh, and if you want to know what to get Craig for Christmas this year, you can find out his dream gift too!

REVIEW: Chad Brownlee & Dallas Smith in Ottawa

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Last night (11/05), Canadian singers Dallas Smith and Chad Brownlee performed one heck of a show in Ottawa. What a treat! This country girl has seen too many shows to count from all different genres. But this particular show stood out and will be one I’ll remember for quite some time.

To review this show in just a few paragraphs seems unjust. In fact, it was difficult to take notes because I found myself just wanting to enjoy the show. With that being said, there were definitely many highlights of the show that are worth noting.

EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Lucas Hoge

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There’s just something about Lucas Hoge that makes him instantly likable.  Maybe it’s his small-town roots (He’s from tiny Hubbell, Nebraska with a population of around 50).  Or maybe it’s his farm-bred work ethic.  Or maybe it’s how you can sense those things in both the man and his music.

He’s currently promoting his single, “Give A Damn,” and is putting the finishing touches on his self-titled album, which is due out near the end of March.  You may already have heard some of his music — not necessarily on the radio but on TV.  His “If I Only Could,” was featured on an episode of Smallville on the WB.  Plus, he has written and performed the theme songs for two shows:  The already mentioned “Give A Damn,” which is the theme song for Tom’s Wild Life on GAC and the title theme song for Last Chance Highway on Animal Planet.  If that’s not enough, he also wrote and performed a jingle for Lipton Tea.

The interview is the first time that I had spoken with Lucas.  Yes, he’s out to promote his music, but clearly there’s so much more to him than that.  It may have only been one conversation, but from it I could tell that he is truly compassionate and caring about people, pets, and, naturally, making music.  You’ll probably get the same sense about him after reading it.

Danielle Peck and Friends Online Charity Auction (Ends 12/22)

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In this season of giving, Danielle Peck and some of her fellow country music stars are doing their part to help the homeless.  Last month, Peck held her 4th Annual “Danielle Peck and Friends Concert” which supports the Nashville-based Safe Haven Family Shelter.  She’s now following it up with an online auction featuring an awesome assortment of autographs, guitars and other collectables.

Learn about the auction, register and bid by clicking here.

Singer-Songwriter Wayne Scott Passes Away

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Wayne Scott, country music singer and songwriter, passed away Friday, November 18th in Kentucky in a traffic accident.

He was pronounced dead at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville where his wife, Linda, remains hospitalized with injuries.

Wayne shared his passion for country music with his sons and proceeded to mentor them. They all became professional musicians thereafter, with son Darrell making a name for himself as a songwriter in Nashville. His songs include: “It’s a Great Day to Be Alive” (Travis Tritt), “Born To Fly” (Sara Evans), and “Long Time Gone” (Dixie Chicks).

Wayne wrote many songs, but seldom shared them with an audience. Rather, he sang the country songs of his time for dancing pleasure.

Darrell and Wayne collaborated on some songs, leading to the creation of Wayne’s debut album This Weary Way, released in 2005. The album contained nine compositions by Wayne and two father-son collaborations, among other songs.

Wayne’s music was featured on the NPR program Fresh Air in 2006. He was also featured on the WHAY Americana radio station in Kentucky.

Son Darrell has left his thoughts about his father’s passing here.

Exclusive Interview: Craig Campbell

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Craig Campbell first appeared on the country scene with the song ‘Family Man,’ that was about working hard just to provide for your family. But, the long hours and sometimes little pay being worth it when you get to look into the eyes of your wife and your family. His newest single, ‘Fish’ is a fun, up-tempo song about finding out that your girl loves to fish and wants “To do it early in the morning and in the middle of the night.” I got to recently talk to Craig over the phone and ask him about his songwriting, touring and the time he got to meet Alan Jackson. Follow the jump to read the interview.