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Big Machine signs Josh Thompson to Publishing

Josh Thompson. photo credit: Greenroom PR / Christian Lantry

Congratulations to Josh Thompson, Show Dog Universal, and Big Machine Records! The country artist, who currently calls Toby Keith’s Show Dog Universal home, just signed an exclusive publishing agreement with Big Machine earlier this week.

Big Machine’s Vice President Mike Molinar said:

“We are proud to welcome Josh Thompson to the Big Machine Music team! We count ourselves among the many in this creative community who are fans of his songwriting and look forward to working with him and his songs.”

Josh himself added:

“As a songwriter, I’ve been at a handful of publishing companies over the years, and I know firsthand that change is good especially when it comes to creativity. The staff at Big Machine Music is top notch, and I’m back working with one of my good friends, Alex Heddle. I’m looking forward to makin’ some noise with this publishing team.”

Are you excited for new music from Josh?

Josh Thompson Signs With Show Dog-Universal

Josh Thompson. photo credit: Greenroom PR / Christian Lantry

Congratulations to Josh Thompson and the team at Show Dog-Universal! They announced earlier this week that Josh has been signed to Toby Keith‘s label. The country music singer split ways with his home of three years at Sony Music Nashville earlier this year. While there’s no news yet on a new single or album with his new label, we’re sure he’ll be hard at work soon! It’s an exclusive recording contract with the label, who currently has a roster of Toby, Jessie James, Trace Adkins, J.T. Hodges, and Rose Falcon.

Josh’s new website is currently under construction. His last single released with Sony was “Comin’ Around.”

Josh Thompson’s Bus Involved in Accident

Josh Thompson. photo credit: Greenroom PR / Christian Lantry

Country artist Josh Thompson‘s tour bus was involved in an accident before his show Sunday night. His bus hit the guardrail on an Arkansas highway on his way to the show. No one was injured in the accident, and he still managed to make it on time to his show.

Josh shared the news on Twitter, saying:

“Was involved in a small bus accident this morning, everyone’s ok and we’re on a new not so broken bus headed to Little Rock.”

Josh’s bus is the latest of multiple bus incidents in 2012 with country artists. Jerrod Niemann, Lee Brice, Joe Diffie, and Chris Young‘s buses have all caught on fire; while Bucky Covington and Justin Moore‘s buses have been involved in accidents.

Josh Thompson Splits With RCA Nashville

Josh Thompson. photo credit: Greenroom PR / Christian Lantry

Country music singer Josh Thompson has officially parted ways with RCA Nashville. He was signed to sister label Columbia Nashville but was moved to the RCA branch of Sony Music Nashville when the label underwent some restructuring earlier this year. He released his debut album “Way Out Here” on Columbia in 2010, which produced hit singles “Beer On The Table” and “Won’t Be Lonely Long.” Josh was to release his sophomore album “Change” on the label later this year, but his lead single “Comin’ Around” was pulled from radio before his exit from the label.

This was his last Twitter update on his album:

 

Josh is the second artist to leave from the Sony Music Nashville branches this month; Kellie Pickler announced her split from the label and opened up about it in a recent interview.

Josh was announced as the NRA Country Artist of the Month for July earlier this month.

Josh Thompson Named NRA Country Artist of Month

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Singer-songwriter Josh Thompson has been named the July NRA Country Artist of the Month for his support of the brave men and women overseas serving the United States and his love of the great outdoors. His strong beliefs and love of family and outdoor life joins previous NRA Country Artists of the Month Sunny Sweeney, Craig Morgan, Trace Adkins, Justin Moore, Gretchen Wilson, Lee Brice, and Montgomery Gentry for the title.

“Before I moved to Nashville, I took a wilderness course where I lived entirely off the land for 9 months. During that time I gained a deep appreciation for our beautiful land and freedom in this country. I’m eternally grateful to those who fight to protect that freedom every day. When I’m not making music, my favorite place to be is way out in the country surrounded by open fields, blue skies and fresh air. I am Josh Thompson and I am NRA Country.”

As part of his NRA Country promotion, Josh is giving fans a special behind-the-scenes look at Josh at his NRA Country photoshoot, on his bus, and on the road. Fans can also enter to win a Josh prize pack including Two tickets to the public concert of their choice, two meet-and-greet passes, a t-shirt, photo and CD sampler of his music! To enter to win, and to see the behind-the-scenes footage, visit nracountry.com/this-is.

Each month a new artist will be highlighted by NRA Country. Who do you want to see as the next Artist of the Month?

Rodney Atkins Gives Back

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Country megastar, Rodney Atkins, will host the “2nd Annual Music City Gives Back” benefit concert on Tuesday, June 5th, in Nashville, Tennessee.

The show, which begins at 5:00pm, will feature an all-star lineup, including Clint Black, Thompson Square, Lee Brice, Josh Thompson, Jana Kramer, The Farm, Mallary Hope, and The Willis Clan. With the help of sponsors Wrangler, Cricket Wireless, Carl Black Chevrolet, and GAC, fans will be able to enjoy a night of great music at no cost and have the opportunity to contribute to the American Red Cross. Donations may be made on-site.

“Last year was such a great experience to close down Broadway and to raise money and awareness for the American Red Cross we decided to do it again. This is an organization that helps so many people in all of our communities and they need support not just when disaster strikes. Looking forward to getting out there and working with Wrangler Western Wear and Cricket’s Muve Music to raise awareness and party with everyone in Music City,” said Atkins.

If you would like to participate in this event, but are unable to attend, you can stream the concert by visiting Wrangler’s Facebook page.

Hank Williams Jr. Announces “Take Back America Tour”

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Bocephus is heading back on the road.  Be warned:  don’t expect it to be a tight-lipped trip.

Hank Williams Jr. has been pretty quiet in the months following his controversial comments about President Obama that got his “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight” removed from ESPN’s “Monday Night Football.”  But fans should be hearing plenty about it on his tour.  We’re told he’ll be playing new material that was written within weeks of his 2011 controversial remarks.

Along with the new material, he’ll also be playing fan favorites.  With 20 gold albums, six platinum albums, 13 chart-topping albums, and ten #1 singles, how could he not?  “A Country Boy Can Survive,” “Dixie on My Mind,” and the already mentioned “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight” are expected to be on the playlist.

NRA Country Volume 1 Now Available!

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Fresh off the press is This is NRA Country Volume 1, a unique project featuring various country artists such as Charlie Daniels, Trace Adkins, Justin Moore, and many others. The artists on this album compilation sing songs that speak about what NRA Country is all about, including support of our U.S. military, appreciation for the great outdoors, and love of family. The CD is available now exclusively through nracountry.com  and can be purchased at this LINK.  

Tracklisting:

1. Justin Moore “This is NRA Country”

2. Hank Williams Jr. “A Country Boy Can Survive”

3. Montgomery Gentry “My Town”

4. Rodney Atkins “Cleaning This Gun”

5. Trace Adkins “More Of Us”

6. Craig Morgan “I’m Country”

7. Charlie Daniels “In America”

8. Josh Thompson “Way Out Here”

9. John Rich “Shutting Detroit Down”

10. Lee Brice “She Ain’t Right”

11. Rhett Akins & Dallas Davidson “Opening Day”

2012 Country Throwdown Tour Announces Lineup

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4 FINI Inc. announced today the star-studded line-up for its highly popular Country Throwdown Tour. The third-annual, outdoor amphitheater trek will feature an impressive lineup that will deliver energy-packed, exhilarating performances to eager country fans in 20 cities.

Joining headliner Gary Allan, recording artists Josh Thompson, Eric Paslay, and Sunny Sweeney round out the high-profile lineup for the nationwide country music tour that will kick off in Gulfport, Mississippi on May 18 and run through July 8. Special guests on many tour stops, Rodney Atkins (June 1-30) and Justin Moore (May 18-27) will join the roster of superstars and newcomers for the ultimate country music experience.

Gary Allan, country’s modern day outlaw, has won over legions of fans with his signature blend of rugged vocals, rebellious lyrics and raucous live performances. With more than seven million chart-topping albums sold and nearly a dozen Top 10 hits to his credit, Allan sets the tone for what promises to be a dynamic concert event in each and every tour city.

Josh Thompson Bringing A Little “Change” On Tour

Josh Thompson. photo credit: Greenroom PR / Christian Lantry

RCA singer-songwriter Josh Thompson will be kicking off a brand new headlining tour next month. His “Change Is Comin’” tour launches February 3rd, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The road warrior will roll out 2012 with club dates to help share the new music from his upcoming sophomore album “Change.”

“The road definitely feels like home to me,” says Thompson.  “I tour as much as I possible can.  If I have a day off, I feel guilty.  I’m so excited to share this new music with my fans…I hope they love it as much as I do.  Come out and party with us!”

Josh recently released his new lead single “Comin’ Around” from the upcoming record. His new album will be out sometime this summer.

See the full list of tour dates below: