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ERIC CHURCH’S “RECORD YEAR” TAPPED FOR SECOND SINGLE

ACM Entertainer of the Year Nominee Releases New Single from Mr. MisunderstoodEC John Peets3

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016) – A 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards top nominee, Eric Church drops his second single “Record Year” from Mr. Misunderstood at Country radio today. The new single namechecks Stevie Wonder’s Songs In The Key of Life, Willie Nelson’s Red Headed Stranger, John Lee Hooker’s One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer among others from Church’s stack of vinyl. Upon the album’s surprise release last November, Rolling Stone Magazine dubbed the new single the “most moving moment” on the widely-lauded album.

Church co-wrote “Record Year” with longtime banjo player and guitarist Jeff Hyde who has previously collaborated on hits such as the three-week No. 1 “Springsteen” (along with Ryan Tyndell) from the ACM and CMA Album of the Year Chief and the anthematic Top 20 “Smoke a Little Smoke” (written by Church and Hyde alongside other bandmate Driver Williams) from 2009’s Carolina, a release that has since been pointed to as a pivotal shift in musical direction for “our greatest working rock star” (Stereogum).

With poignantly clever lyrics, “Record Year” is Church’s ode to a lost love who instead of finding solace in another’s arms, finds consolation in a three-foot stack of vinyl:

“Your leavin’ left me goin’ crazy, I’m countin’ on a needle to save me / I drop it in the groove, And we go ’round and ’round, And down in a spiral / I guess I really oughta call and thank you, I rediscovered Red Headed Stranger / Got down with old James Brown, And found New Grass Revival / If you find your way back, I owe you a beer, For my record year”

“Record Year” follows the Top 15 title track, which shipped to radio unexpectedly in conjunction with the album’s release last fall. Church recently discussed the reason behind Mr. Misunderstood’s sudden issue to ESPN’s Marty Smith: “Inspiration. And you can never pick when inspiration is going to strike,” Church simply stated. “I hate when you’re told ‘here’s where to make an album’–it doesn’t work like that.” Church had initially revealed in a letter to his fans that the inspiration for Mr. Misunderstood came from a guitar his son affectionately named “Butter Bean.” Thirty days after picking up that guitar, over 80,000 fans received the unannounced album and a note directly from Church on November 4 before it was made available everywhere for purchase later that week.

The New York Times calls Mr. Misunderstood “a love letter to his influences” noting “in his songs, music is fuel for love, for anguish and, naturally, for other music.” The Guardian calls the 10-song collection “a gem and the best album of his career.” And Rolling Stone Country raves “‘Record Year’ talks of three seminal J’s – Jennings, Jones and James Brown – who all are crucial pillars in Mr. Misunderstood’s songbook. But it’s a more subtle reference to John Lee Hooker (“one bourbon, one scotch, one beer/I’m having a record year”) that shows he’s more than comfortable being stuck inside of Mobile with the Memphis — or Delta.”

Along with an Album of the Year nod for Mr. Misunderstood, Church is also up for ACM Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Video of the Year (for “Mr. Misunderstood”), and Musical Event of the Year for “Raise ‘Em Up” with Keith Urban.

About Eric Church
The two-time Country Music Association and four-time Academy of Country Music Award winner cemented his reputation as a maverick by releasing his 2015 album Mr. Misunderstood as a surprise, delivering it to fans before announcing its existence and putting it on sale. The North Carolina native received a huge response from fans who made Church 2014’s top-selling country music artist with the year’s highest debut and sales of any release in the format as the critical and commercial success The Outsiders reached Platinum status. Debuting at No. 1 on both the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart and Top Country Albums chart, The Outsiders garnered GRAMMY, CMA and ACM Album of the Year nominations and featured his No.1 hits “Give Me Back My Hometown” and “Talladega” as well as multiple nominee “Like A Wrecking Ball.” The Outsiders is the follow-up to Church’s Platinum-certified CHIEF, named the 2012 Album of the Year by both CMA and ACM, and GRAMMY-nominated for Best Country Album. The LP featured five Top 20 singles: “Homeboy” (certified Platinum for sales in excess of 1 million); the Top 10 “Like Jesus Does” and the Top 5 “Creepin’” (both certified Gold for sales in excess of 500,000); and two No. 1 hits “Drink in My Hand” (certified Platinum) and “Springsteen” (certified Double Platinum for sales in excess of 2 million singles). Church’s 2006 debut album, Sinners Like Me and his sophomore album Carolina (2009) are both RIAA Gold certified.

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JAKE OWEN’S “REAL LIFE” GOES FROM WAFFLE HOUSE TO WHITE HOUSE

New Summer Anthem “Real Life” Available Now

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Jake Owen treats fans to lunch at Waffle House to celebrate new single “Real Life”

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Jake Owen / 5.26.15

Jake Owen makes a stop at the White House

Pictured (L-R): Zeke Hunter, RCA Nashville’s SVP of Promotion Keith Gale, Jake Owen, Jon Andolina, RCA Nashville’s Elizabeth Sledge and Greg Fowler

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Sony Music Nashville / 5.27.15

NASHVILLE, TN (May 29, 2015) – This week, fans got a glimpse of Jake Owen’s “Real Life,” moments, following him from the Waffle House to the White House. The country superstar, who often surprises fans with one-of-a-kind experiences via Twitter (@jakeowen), celebrated the release of his brand new single “Real Life” by treating fans to the scattered-smothered-covered fare at a Nashville-area Waffle House. Sending an invite to join him for lunch via this social platform, a huge crowd turned up. To catch the action, check out his flipagram and Instagram.

Owen aptly chose Waffle House since he mentions the restaurant chain in the song’s catchy lyrics. The following day, Owen made a stop at another famous house – the White House – while in the area for his tour stop that night on Kenny Chesney’s THE BIG REVIVAL TOUR.

“Yesterday I was at the Waffle House…today I’m at the White House,” shared Owen on Instagram with the caption #REALLIFE.

Named USA Today’s “Song of the Week,” “Real Life” (Ross Copperman, Shane McAnally, Ashley Gorley and Josh Osborne) is the first single from his forthcoming fifth studio album on RCA Nashville due out later this year. This new summer anthem is now available at iTunes and sets the playful, boundary-pushing tone for the project.

Fans can catch the dapper vocalist performing “Real Life” live on Kenny Chesney’s 2015 THE BIG REVIVAL TOUR throughout the summer.

Owen ascended to stardom with five #1 smashes – the 2X PLATINUM anthem “Barefoot Blue Jean Night,” PLATINUM-certified hits “Beachin’,” “Anywhere with You,” “Alone with You,” “The One That Got Away” and the critically acclaimed “What We Ain’t Got.” Previously taking home ACA and ACM Awards, the Vero Beach, FL, native has earned GRAMMY and TEEN CHOICE Awards nominations.

For tour dates and more, visit http://www.jakeowen.net, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/jakeowen, and follow him on Twitter @jakeowen.

“Real Life” is now available via this link: http://smarturl.it/joreallife

Watch the official lyric video here: http://smarturl.it/joreallifelyric

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This Ain’t Your Father’s Christmas Party!

circle boot logo_GOLDIt’s a Runaway Country Christmas.

 FREE Champagne & the Space Coast’s best wings.

 Awesome catering, too!

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DJ Shane on Stage!

Yes, line dancing and a full cash bar.

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To Benefit The M.O.R.G.A.N. Project


When: Thursday, December 4th, 6-10pm
Where: Runaway Country Warehouse & Production Offices
175 Imperial Blvd.
Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
(Directly across the street from Florida Beer Company)
How Much: $20
Includes Champagne, Wings & Catering
What to Wear: Business Casual, Country Formal, Holiday Flair…your call!

Tickets On Sale
11AM – Wednesday, November 12
Click Order tickets/click Add-Ons/Champagne&Wings

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WIN PRIZES ALL EVENING

WIN! A Runaway Country autographed guitar, autographed hat, backstage Meet & Greets with select 2015 artists & truckloads of gifts awarded all evening.
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More Artists Announced for 2015

Florida Georgia Line, Lee Brice, Thomas Rhett, Love and Theft

Joining Blake Shelton at Runaway Country


Also Confirmed Eric Paslay and Cole Swindell

Runaway Country Music Fest revealed more of March’s line-up this morning.

“We are thrilled to announce, Florida Georgia Line, Lee Brice, Thomas Rhett, Love and Theft, Eric Paslay and Cole Swindell will be joining Blake Shelton, Easton Corbin, Joe Diffie and LoCash Cowboys for the 5th annual Runaway Country Music Festival in March.”ANNOUNCE OCT

Festival Executive Producer, Gary McCann added, “Young up and comers and awesome entertainers in their own right, Caroline Kole, Clare Dunn and Chris Lane will also perform on the Main Stage.”

The 5th annual Runaway Country Music Festival, featuring Country Music’s hottest stars runs 3 days and nights, March 20 thru 22, 2015.

McCann continued, “This is our biggest line-up ever in terms of star power. The weekend just got a whole bunch bigger with these additions. Lee Brice sold out Madison Square Garden last month and Florida Georgia Line just hit number one on both Country and Rock charts. They are unprecedented in their multi-genre popularity.”

Preparations are well under way to welcome music fans from all over Florida, across the country and from around the world to the Space Coast.

The 5th annual edition of Runaway Country has an improved layout for 2015.

Tara Miller, Runaway Country Production Assistant explained, “A newly configured concert bowl, Lakeside Lounges, a craft beer area, shaded food court and some other additions will greet festival goers. We are excited for March to get here.”

McCann concluded, “As big as the line-up is with today’s announcements, there’s still more to come in the next few weeks. We are just waiting for some paperwork to arrive. It’s going to be a fun weekend.”

The Space Coast offers 72 miles of oceanfront beaches including Melbourne, Cocoa Beach, Palm Bay and Titusville. Music fans can choose from approximately 12,000 hotel rooms for every budget and taste within 10-20 minutes of the festival site.

Single day and weekend ticket packages are on sale now.

For tickets, hotel, camping or festival information go to the http://www.RunawayCountry.com

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Busy Weekend for Runaway Country Street Team

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Friday, October 24, 2014 – 6-10pm

Join the Runaway Country Street Team to celebrate the 2nd annual FIT Homecoming Fest going on in Downtown Melbourne tonight, Oct. 24, 2014. Our Street Team will have the Wicked Ride out along the streets of Downtown Melbourne.  Should be a beautiful Florida Fall evening.

Come on out and help us cheer on our local college football team, the Florida Tech Panthers.


Saturday, October 25, 2014 –  7-10:30 pm

10703521_10154839114190131_5595075024166632411_nFor a Halloween scare drop by The Asylum haunted house in the Merritt Square Mall. Whatever your fear, chances are you will find it in this house!  This year’s theme: Taken.

Just for Runaway Country fans: there is a coupon for $5 off Fast Pass admission on our Facebook page that you can print and take to The Asylum.

Drop by our tent and say goodbye before you enter…just in case you don’t make it back out….

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Here is your Announce Week Itinerary!

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2015 Artist Announcements: More Are Coming


Monday Morning Oct. 27

Be listening to K92.3, AJ and Ashley will reveal more of the 2015 Runaway Country Lineup!


All Week: Oct 27-31!

Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs., AND Friday, Every morning AJ and Ashley will have your chance to Win tickets to Runaway Country!

WAIT! There’s more…. K92.3, Orlando’s Country has even more chances to win.  Listen every evening between 7 and 8pm for another chance to enter to win a pair of tickets!


Thurs. Oct 30th 6-9pm ————–PARTY!

FREE ADMISSION! OPEN TO ALL!party

Tons of prizes! Win backstage Meet & Greets with newly announced 2015 artists, an autographed guitar, free hotel nights, dinner certificates and other great prizes.  We’re always looking for a great reason to throw a party.  Come celebrate at the Hilton Rialto in Melbourne.  Happy Hour prices all evening!  The K-Crew and DJ Shane will be in the house with great music and great prizes all evening!

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Runaway Country Tickets On Sale Today

5th _1aStarting Thursday July 10th at high noon, music fans can stake their claim to reserved seats and campsites for the 5th annual Runaway Country Music Fest.

The 3–‐day music festival takes place in Melbourne’s Wickham Park, March 20–‐ 22, 2015.

The festival’s website; RunawayCountry.com will have single day and 3–‐day reserved stage–‐front ticket packages available and many new campsites added for 2015. Camping areas throughout the park offer sites for every type of camper from the smallest tent to the largest RV rig.

“Each year, the festival sees more people reserving campsites in blocks, then setting up a ‘village’ for their entire group,” explained Runaway Country Executive Producer Gary McCann. “It’s a great way to get together with family and friends.”

In advance of this Thursday’s on–‐sale launch, McCann said, “The 5th annual Runaway Country Music Fest promises another outstanding Main Stage line–‐up and lots of new surprises. Opening day is just over 8 months away but plans are well underway to celebrate the biggest event, yet.”

For 2015, a new concert bowl layout, additional entry gates, new Lakeside Lounges, My Apartment –‐ the after hours lounge is much bigger and more entertainment has been added to the Outer Limits Party Zone.

“Actually, it is almost impossible to take in everything in 3 days,” said VP of Marketing Doug Baker. “Music fans, sponsors and vendors alike have told us, ‘There’s no such thing as too much fun.’”

Baker continued, “We are also excited about the opening night party on Thursday evening, March 19. This is a first for the festival and a great way to celebrate No. 5. A must attend kick–‐off event to the weekend. More details to follow!”

Previous artists to play Runaway Country’s Main Stage include Keith Urban, Toby Keith, The Band Perry, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lady Antebellum, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, Jake Owen, The Charlie Daniels Band and Alan Jackson.

The 2015 line–‐up is scheduled for release at an upcoming Announce Party the first week in September. Date/Location TBA.

Runaway Country ticket prices range from $89 for single day General Admission, $129 for a 3–‐day pass and up to $309 for a 3–‐day stage front reserved ticket.

Campsites for the entire weekend start at $99 for a tent site. RV sites vary from $245 to $450 for a full service hook–‐up.

For music fans who don’t fancy camping, there are approximately 10,000 hotels rooms within 20 minutes of the Festival site. Check the website for avails.

For more ticket information go to http://www.RunawayCountry.com or phone 321‐549-4204.

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Runaway Country Set To Kick-Off Series of Pre-Parties

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The Runaway Country Promotion Tour Debuts this Friday

on the Crowne Plaza’s Ocean Deck

 

Just a couple of weeks after announcing Nashville superstars Keith Urban, Toby Keith and The Band Perry will play Wickham Park in March, Runaway Country Executive Producer, Gary McCann has released the date for the first of many scheduled Festival Pre-Parties.

“We live to celebrate great music, friends and fun,” said McCann. “There are so many amazing places along the Space Coast and across the state. This Friday, Nov 1st we kick-off party season on the Crowne Plaza’s Ocean Deck.“

“Runaway fans tell us they love getting out to experience it all,” explained Runaway Country’s VP of Marketing, Doug Baker. “Of course a bounty of hundreds and on some nights, thousands of dollars worth of prizes, including tickets, helps ramp up the fun.”

The list of performers to join Urban, Keith and Band Perry at the 4th annual music festival include, Joe Nichols, Chris Cagle, The Charlie Daniels Band, Gloriana, Lo Cash Cowboys, JT Hodges, Sarah Darling, Blackjack Billy and Jill’s Cashbox.

McCann smiled, “We still have a few more to announce in the coming weeks. In the meantime, we are getting out to enjoy everything the Space Coast has to offer, to meet new music fans and start the celebration. Why wait for spring?”

Pre-Parties are open to the public and admission is free.

Runaway Country takes place March 21-23, 2014 in Melbourne’s Wickham Park. Single day and weekend ticket packages are on sale now.

For more information go to RunawayCountry.com or phone 321-549-4204.

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Runaway Country Announces Keith Urban, The Band Perry, Easton Corbin and More

The Runaway Country “Get-Ready-for-Spring” Tour continued last Thursday evening at the Hilton Rialto Hotel.

The night’s festivities were hosted by DJ Shane who announced 9 more artists to the enthusiastic crowd all packed onto the outdoor patio deck.keith

“The weather is a 10, it’s the 10th day of the 10th month and this artist is a 10,” said McCann.  “We are thrilled to announce Keith Urban will be joining us at Runaway Country, March 21-23, 2014.”

The announcement was met with a lot of screams of excitement as fans rushed to the front.

Also announced; The Band Perry, Easton Corbin, Joe Nichols, Chris Cagle, Gloriana, Sarah Darling, JT Hodges and Blackjack Billy.band perry

The Festival’s VP of Marketing and Sponsorships, Doug Baker added, “This is the largest gathering of country music stars ever in Central Florida.  The camping areas are almost sold out.  There are just a few vendor spots available and are expected to sell out 3 months ahead of last year’s pace.  Sponsorships are at an all time high.  Runaway Country has really grown into a major regional event.”easton

Previously announced artists to play in March include Toby Keith,toby The Charlie Daniels Band and LoCash Cowboys.

Thursday night’s Announce Party raised almost $1,000 for the Melbourne Police Athletic League via a raffle of an autographed poster and gift certificates to Bonefish Grill and movie passes to Premiere Oaks 10. Space Coast Plating sponsored the night.

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For more information go to RunawayCountry.com or phone 321-549-4204.

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Runaway Country to Host Lineup Announcement Party

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The Crowne Plaza’s Ocean Deck is the place to be for music fans on September 5th. Beginning at 6PM, Runaway Country will make the first line-up announcements for the 2014 Music Festival.

“Fans and sponsors alike have really taken to the tradition of the line-up being released right after Labor Day each year,” explained Runaway Executive Producer, Gary McCann. “And outdoors, on the Crowne’s deck, over looking the ocean is a pretty cool place to have a party.”MLBOC-Logo-Standard-Black-CMYK

Attendance to the party is free and open to the public.

Doug Baker, Runaway Country Vice President of Sponsorships is ready for the pre-parties, “We’ve already lined up a truckload of prizes for the evening and are thrilled with the tremendous support from a long list of amazing sponsors. It’s always great to win stuff for free while enjoying a beverage on the beach. We come up with different raffles, bar games and fan-of-the-night contests.”

The prize list for the first announce party includes Runaway survival kits, dinner certificates to Space Coast restaurants, souvenir t-shirts, Kennedy Space Center passes and more.

A lucky fan will go home with a guitar autographed by Lady Antebellum, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Billy Currington, Dierks Bentley, Sara Evans, Colt Ford, Craig Morgan and many other artists who have played Runaway Country’s Main Stage.

The evening’s proceeds will be donated to the Children’s Hunger Project of Brevard.

McCann added, “Runaway Country is a great experience for one weekend every spring, however the festival is active in the community year round. We’re always looking for a good reason to have a party.”

Runaway Country Music Fest takes place March 21-23 in Melbourne’s 400-acre Wickham Park. Tickets, camping and hotels packages are on sale now.

For more information go to RunawayCountry.com or phone 321-549-4204

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