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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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OLD DOMINION SNAPS ATTENTION OF COUNTRY RADIO  WITH NEW SINGLE “SNAPBACK”

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (Monday, Jan. 11, 2016)  RCA Nashville Old Dominion’s, the group that Billboard says is “helping to usher in a new wave of country,” new single “Snapback” hit the country radio airwaves today with a thunderous pop. 126 first week chart reporting Country radio stations across the country are now spinning the new single that is the follow-up to the band’s debut, GOLD-certified, two week No. 1 hit song, “Break Up With Him,” the first single off the band’s debut album Meat and Candy an album that NPR Fresh Air describes as “an enjoyable and a calculated album, very clever and very self-conscious.” 

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Old Dominion
L to R: Geoff Sprung, Trevor Rosen, Matthew Ramsey, Brad Tursi, Whit Sellers
Credit: Joseph Llanes

To put that in perspective “Break Up With Him” had 76 chart reporting country radio stations spinning it the first week versus today’s “Snapback” count sitting at 126.

“Picking a second single was kind of nerve-wracking,” says Matthew Ramsey of Old Dominion. “We felt like ‘Snapback’ was the right choice, but it’s really just a guess. You never know what’s going to connect. The overwhelming support radio and the fans have shown for ‘Snapback’ right out of the gate is something we never saw coming. Now it really feels like we made the right choice!”

Along with the massive support Old Dominion has received from country radio, the band that Billboard states is “helping to usher in a new wave of country” continues to crisscross the continent bringing their exciting live show to their fans selling out 15 shows including dates in Chicago (Joe’s Bar), New York City (Joe’s Pub), Boston (Royale), Nashville (Marathon Music Works), Los Angeles (The Roxy), Denver (Grizzly Rose), Milwaukee (The Rave) and Minneapolis (Varsity Theater) to name a few. At the turn of the year, Old Dominion performed almost 200 shows including an 18 city stadium tour with Kenny Chesney on the Big Revival Tour. The group of hit songwriters will join Chesney again this summer on tour along with Miranda Lambert and Sam Hunt. 

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Meat & Candy Album Artwork
Courtesy of RCA Records Nashville

Doing what Old Dominion has done in the past 12 months is nothing short of impressive. In February of 2015 the band signed to RCA Records Nashville, released their first single (“Break Up With Him”) to country radio in May, hit the road with Kenny Chesney the same month in addition to selling out their own headlining shows, released their debut album Meat and Candy in November as well as having their aforementioned debut GOLD-certified single hit No. 1 on the Country Airplay charts and holding for the top position for TWO weeks, making their National television debut in December on NBC’s Today Show to now releasing their second single “Snapback” with a massive response from radio.  

“What I’ve learned in working in this business is that great things happen to great artists,” says Randy Goodman (Chairman & CEO, Sony Music Nashville). “If the artist is great at what they do, they rise, and rise fast. This has been evident with what is happening with this band. You take great songwriting, an energetic and captivating live show and combine it with five unique individuals who have a grasp of who they are and where they want to go, and you get Old Dominion. I am so excited to see what happens in the next 12 months, not to mention the many months after that.”

 For more information about Old Dominion or to hear “Snapback,” visit  www.olddominionband.com  and  Facebook or follow @OldDominion on Twitter and @OldDominionMusic on Instagram.
 
About Old Dominion 
RCA Nashville recording act Old Dominion has been writing songs and honing its live show in Music City for 10 years. While many of the group’s songs have been recorded by top artists including Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, The Band Perry, Chris Young and more, the group is currently focused on performing its own brand of country stripped down and raw but muscular enough to fit in on today’s country radio. Their recent debut single “Break Up With Him” spent two weeks at No.1 on the Country charts and was certified GOLD by the RIAA. The band released its debut full-length album Meat and Candy on Nov. 6, produced by GRAMMY Award winning songwriter/producer Shane McAnally. They will join Kenny Chesney’s 2016 tour. Their new single “Snapback” is at Country radio now.

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Osceola Heritage Park Secures Runaway Country Music Fest

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Hits Home Run with 10-Year Agreement

A Florida spring tradition, the Runaway Country Music Festival is moving to Osceola’s Entertainment complex on US Hwy 192, next to Florida’s Turnpike.

Osceola Heritage Park/SMG General Manager, Robb Larson made the announcement today, “Runaway Country has grown into a destination event for fans from all over the world. We have been looking to bring a popular, established music festival like this to Osceola Heritage Park and are thrilled to have landed this. The venue is perfect for music lovers and artists alike.”

Larson continued, “We are very pleased to confirm a long-term, 10-year agreement with Runaway Country and their talented team of producers, artists and festival organizers.”

Runaway Country founder and Executive Producer, Gary McCann said, “The new festival site at OHP is just a short drive from our previous location. Music fans, vendors and sponsors will enjoy a larger concert bowl, air conditioned restrooms, shaded food courts, new facilities to host the Outer Limits and My Apartment party zones, more campsites, easy access parking and more activities throughout the weekend.”

Osceola Heritage Park boasts easy access. Located on Hwy 192, just west of the Turnpike, in Osceola County, approximately 12 miles south of the Orlando International Airport, 45 minutes from the Space Coast’s beaches.

McCann continued, “This opens the door to a larger line-up on an expanded festival site. We have always been big fans of Stage Coach in Palm Springs and successful events like Country Thunder and Country Stampede. With the support offered by Osceola County and larger footprint, we can now introduce new features, attractions and of course, more great entertainment. We are all in for a real treat.”

Runaway Country’s VP Marketing and Sponsorships Doug Baker added, “The amenities for fans are unmatched, including a green, dust-free concert bowl. Sponsors and vendors have told us they love the new facilities. We are looking forward to showing off our new home.”

McCann added, “It was important to keep the festival as close as possible to its roots. A wonderful combination of fans and sponsors built Runaway Country into one of the premier music events in the country. We are grateful for the hospitality and support provided by Wickham Park staff over the past 5 years and of course the great folks involved with the Space Coast’s tourism industry. The time has come to showcase country music’s hottest stars in a new venue just 40 minutes west.”

Larson concluded, “We have everything needed to deliver the ultimate fan experience in what we believe is the perfect venue for a Festival here at OHP. The weather is great, refreshments are on ice and we can’t wait for March!”

Current reserved seating and campsite ticket holders will receive renewal notices for the 2016 event within the next couple of weeks. Tickets are expected to go on sale in early June.

Runaway Country weekend includes non-stop music, shopping, dining, backstage meet & greets, contests and more Friday March 18 through Sunday, March 20th, 2016.

Festival pre-parties, SuperFan club promotions and charitable events take place throughout the year. News and updates will be posted in the coming weeks at http://www.RunawayCountry.com and http://www.Facebook.com/RunawayCountry.

Osceola Heritage park is located at 1875 Silver Spur Lane, on Osceola County FL 34744 and is managed by SMG. Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 240 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theatres, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 15 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering company SAVOR, currently serving more than 140 accounts worldwide. For more information visit http://www.smgworld.com

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Briefly:

– Runaway Country is an annual 3-day music festival in east central Florida the 3rd weekend of March.

– The 5th annual event in March 2015 drew fans from 39 states, 10 countries and just about every zip code in Florida.

– Held in Melbourne’s Wickham Park for 5 years, the line-up has included Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, Jake Owen, Alan Jackson, Keith Urban, Toby Keith, The Band Perry, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Randy Travis, The Charlie Daniels Band, Easton Corbin, Sara Evans, John Anderson and many others.

– Runaway Country is the first music festival of each new year. For many artists, the event is the kick-off to their touring season.

– Runaway Country will move to a larger site in time for the 6th annual event, March 18-20, 2016. The new location in Osceola Heritage Park provides for increased capacity, a larger line-up, more campsites and more festival attractions. 2016 event plans include several new bars and taverns and two after hour music zones featuring bands and DJs until the early hours.

Florida in March, never sounding so good!

For more information:

 Gary McCann – Runaway Country  |  Producer

321-613-4907  |  e; gmccann@cfl.rr.com

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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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The First 5 of 2015 Have Been Announced

Blake Shelton | Easton Corbin | Joe Diffie
Lo Cash Cowboys | Caroline Kole

*****plus more soon to be announced*****


Blake Shelton to Headline Runaway Country 2015

 

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Boys ‘Round Here
God Gave Me You

These are just a few of the songs we can’t wait to hear coming from the Runaway Country stage! We are thrilled to announce that Blake Shelton will be one of the headliners for next year’s Runaway Country. We’ve been after Blake for a long time and everything just fell into place this year. We feel extremely lucky to have him since they tell us that Runaway Country is his ONLY Florida date in 2015.

With a career spanning more than a decade, Blake has earned numerous #1 hits and has a long list of awards to his name including Song of the Year, Video of the Year & Entertainer of the Year. He is also the reigning CMA Male Vocalist of the Year.


Time to Celebrate 5 Years

These two know how to throw a party C.O.U.N.T.R.Y style!

What better way to celebrate our 5th anniversary than with a group that has been with us EVERY year.lo cash

This year not only will LoCash Cowboys get you dancing to foot tappers like “Here Comes Summer” and “Little Miss Crazy Hot” blasting from the main stage, but they are going to keep the party going till the wee hours in My Apartment.

Then to top it all off, they are going to be your main stage emcees for part of the weekend. So get yourselves out of the campgrounds and see what these two have in store for all of you.


 

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Easton Corbin

Joe Diffie

Caroline Kole

Last year this young Florida-born artist was supposed to be at Runaway Country…but no worries….he’s back in 2015!
All the way from 1994 with songs where we can sing along because we know all the words…”Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox…..”. You fill in the blank.
This year we are happy to introduce to you, a young Floridian who has opened recently for Alan Jackson, Blake Shelton and the Charlie Daniels Band.

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 additional ticket information go to www.RunawayCountry.com or phone 321-613-4907.

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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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