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Gretchen Wilson Releases New Single on iTunes

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She may be on the Gang of Outlaws Tour with ZZ Top & 3 Doors Down, but NRA Country Artist of the month, Gretchen Wilson, still has her roots firmly planted in country music. Her new single “One Good Friend” hit iTunes today and will be sent to radio soon.

 The single was written by Bekka Bramlett, Billy Burnette and Dennis Morgan, and produced by Gretchen and Blake Chancey. Chancey co-produced her last CD, I Got Your Country Right Here, which yielded the Grammy-nominated “I’d Love To Be Your Last.”

The single was love at first listen for Gretchen. “The first time I heard this song it blew me away. “The lyric hit me really hard, and fans at the ZZ Top shows are telling me it’s doing the same thing to them.”

Although she may seem a bit of an outcast on her current tour, Gretchen has nothing but raves about her current gig. “It’s been a blast out there,” she added. “People are coming up to me and saying, ‘I’ve never heard of you, but I’m buying all of your music!’ This has been a great opportunity to get out and hit a totally new audience.”
 
The tour will run through the end of June, and fans of Gretchen can purchase an exclusive VIP package that includes an exclusive meet & greet with Gretchen on her tour bus, a VIP-Only Laminate, a guaranteed ticket in one of the first 15 rows of the concert, one-of-a-kind Gretchen Wilson Box Set, personal photo taken with Gretchen, and an autographed copy of her critically acclaimed I Got Your Country Right Here album. For additional details or to purchase a VIP Package, visit www.GretchenWilsonVIP.com or www.GretchenWilson.com.

Hunter Hayes Hits Nashville

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Hunter Hayes will hit Nashville next week during CMA Music Festival for several appearances and live performances. Hunter will kick off the week on Wednesday, June 6th at the 2012 CMT Music Awards. On Thursday, June 7th at 11 am, Hunter will sign for fans at The Warner Sound booth inside the Nashville Convention Center. Following the signing, Hunter and his band will perform at 6PM at Downtown Nashville’s aVenue. Hunter has billed his nearly two-hour set list “Music City’s Most Wanted.”

On Saturday June 9th, Hunter will share the stage with country music stars Eric Church, Luke Bryan, and Faith Hill. To wrap up his week in Nashville, Sunday, June 10, Hunter will make a stop at the Martin Guitar tent on Broadway at 1:30PM. He will then head to a sold out “Coffee Break Experience” with fans later that afternoon.

If you are unable to make it to CMA Fest, have no fear. You, too, can get your fill of Hunter soon. Hunter will be featured in the upcoming new episode of CMT Crossroads: Joe Walsh and Friends, starring Joe Walsh from The Eagles, accompanied by Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Sara Evans, Luke Bryan and Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top. The artists will perform Walsh’s hits and Eagle’s classics. The show premieres on Saturday, June 23rd at 11 PM ET.

For more information and a complete rundown of Hunter Hayes’ CMA Festival activities, please visit www.HunterHayes.com. Let us know if you are heading to CMA Fest and what Hunter events you plan to attend!

CMT Crossroads: Joe Walsh & Friends

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This will be one episode of CMT Crossroads you won’t want to miss. Joe Walsh of the Eagles is calling in a few Nashville friends for a superstar-packed episode of CMT Crossroads - “Joe Walsh & Friends.” Some of the guests announced as performers with the guitarist include Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, Sara Evans, Luke Bryan, and Hunter Hayes. Each singer will join the rock star for one of the Eagles biggest hits like “Life In The Fast Lane,” “Life’s Been Good To Me,” and more classics.

It’s something that Joe himself is pretty pumped up for. He shares:

“It’s an honor and a privilege to be on board for a CMT Crossroads episode. I’ve hand-picked some old friends and some new friends and we’re going to make sure it’s a special evening. Nothing beats Country music with a little Rock & Roll sprinkled on top. We’re going to mix up a batch and see what happens. I got a real good feeling about it. Nashville, here we come!”

The episode will air Saturday, June 23rd at 11 pm EST on CMT!

Gretchen Wilson Joining ZZ Top Tour

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In what might be one of this year’s hottest touring packages, Gretchen Wilson has joined 3 Doors Down on ZZ Top‘s “Gang Of Outlaws” tour. The tour, which kicks off May 25th in Manchester, NH’s Verizon Arena, will bring all three to select southern and mid southern venues across the United States. See a full list of their tour dates together below.

Fans might be familiar with southern rock group 3 Doors Down for their number one hits “Here Without You,” “Kryptonite,” and, “When I’m Gone.” Just because they might not be the most ‘country’ act on the bill doesn’t mean that they aren’t excited! Lead singer Brad Arnold had a lot to say on the tour:

“The tour is huge! We have the honor to share the stage with some amazing artists, including one of my favorite bands, ZZ Top! We can’t wait to bring Gang Of Outlaws to your town.”

Gretchen, who will make appearances on most of the tour dates, (see below for which ones), is also pretty pumped about the line-up:

“Obviously I couldn’t be more excited that I am to be part of this tour…  Fabulous guys, fabulous musicians!”

Check out the official tour dates below and let us know if you’re planning on heading out to any!

ZZ Top Broadcast Free Concert Live Tonight On Sirius/XM

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Thanks to the magic of satellite radio, fans wanting to be part of ZZ Top’s first-ever “La Grange Fest” in Austin, Texas will be able to listen in live tonight. It’s the next best thing to actually being there.

This will be the first time in the band’s 40 year career that they will broadcast a concert in real-time on radio. You  can hear their concert live at 10:30 pm EST on Sirius/XM’s “Outlaw Country” channel. It’s the first year for ZZ Top’s “La Grange Fest” with a line-up that includes Lynyrd Skynyrd, Jamey Johnson, and Corey Taylor. The doors open at 5 pm tonight with the festival starting at 6.