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Joe Nichols Hits Hot Gold With “Sunny and 75″

ImageSingle Sales in Excess of 500,000 Downloads                              

Nashville, TN  January 9, 2014 – Joe Nichols’ #1 hit “Sunny and 75” has been certified gold by the RIAA for single sales in excess of 500,000 digital downloads.  The song is the lead single from Nichols’ debut RED BOW CD release Crickets.

“Sunny and 75” hit the #1 spot on both the Billboard Hot Country Songs and the Country Aircheck/ USA Today charts in early December.  The song is the 4 x Grammy nominee’s fifth #1 single.

“Yeah,” the second single from Crickets, will hit radio on January 27, 2014.


Joe Nichols was one of the first artists signed to RED BOW Records, the newly created imprint of the highly successful BBR Music Group and Sony RED.

Nichols is one of country music’s most praised traditional country artists. He has five #1 hits and eight Top 10 singles to his credit, including “Sunny and 75,” “Brokenheartsville,” “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off” and “Gimmie That Girl.” Top 10 smashes include “The Impossible,” “If Nobody Believed In You,” “What’s A Guy Gotta Do,” “Size Matters” and “I’ll Wait For You.”  The star has earned multiple RIAA platinum and gold certifications for his hit albums and singles.

During his career, Nichols has received four GRAMMY nominations, including Best Country Album and Best Country Male Vocal Performance (2 consecutive years) and Best Country Song for his debut single “The Impossible.”

Nichols has won every “best new artist” award available in the field of country music: the prestigious Horizon Award from the Country Music Association; Top New Male Vocalist from the Academy of Country Music and CMT Breakthrough Video of the Year, as well as “new artist” awards from Billboard, Radio & Records and Music Row Magazine and a New York Times Best-Albums-of-the-Year nod.

For more information on Joe Nichols, visit:

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Road to Runaway: Preparty at Captain Hiram’s with County Line Road

Listen to some great music from Runaway Country 2014 artist County Line Road while you dance under the palm trees or just sit back with a drink and dig your toes in the sand.

When: Saturday, January 11, 6PM-9PM
Where: Capt Hiram’s Sand Bar –  1580 US Highway 1, Sebastian, FL


Lots of cool prizes:
– Budweiser and Land Shark gift packs
–  Ocean Potion gift packs
– your chance to win exclusive Runaway Country Pre-Party tee shirts
– OF COURSE…a pair of opening night tickets up for grabs
–  and more!!!!


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Do you have what it takes to be the next “Runaway RockSTAR”?


Runaway Country Open Call!

Do you have what it takes to be the next “Runaway RockSTAR”? If the fans agree, you will kick off Runaway Country 2014, March 21-23. Energize your current fan base and win new fans on You Tube!

The artist/band with the most votes in each round of head-to-head contests will advance until a winner is declared!

Win the opening slot at this year’s Runaway Country Music Festival!

Melbourne, FL (12 miles south of Cocoa Beach)

Where would you rather be in March?! In sunny Florida on the Main Stage of course!!

Warm up The Band Perry, Toby Keith, Joe Nichols, Keith Urban and many more!

This could be your year to join the experience

Enter through January 19, 2014 at this link

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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 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.


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

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Runaway Country to Host Lineup Announcement Party


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 or phone 321-549-4204

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Win 2014 Runaway Country opening-night tickets!

It’s the Fourth of July, our nation’s 237th birthday, and what better way to celebrate than FIREWORKS & RUNAWAY COUNTRY TICKETS !!!!

Join Us!


Thursday, July 4, 2013


Splashes & Sparks Independence Celebration

at BCC Palm Bay Campus

5pm until 9pm

Fireworks at 9:15pm

Ev’ry heart beats true’neath the Red, White and Blue,~ George M. Cohan

Runaway Country will be giving away a pair of opening-night tickets for the 2014 festival.  Drop by our table and enter to win.

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Runaway Country Tickets On Sale – Wed. May 15th at 11 AM

4th Annual Music Festival March 21-23, 2014, Wickham Park

Runaway Country is still 10 months away, but tickets go on sale this Wednesday.

“A lot of people plan their annual get-together early and want their tickets as soon as possible”, explains Runaway Country Executive Producer, Gary McCann. “Music Festivals are a unique experience; different than any other concert. One ticket provides access to three days of live music and performances by some of today’s hottest bands, also admission to dance and party clubs, dining, shopping, so much to see and do.”

Available again this year is the popular EZ Pay option where you can automatically split your ticket purchase into 5 monthly payments with no interest and no fees.

Several ticket options are available:
– Single Day General Admission, $79
– Three Day Weekend General Admission $119 (General Admission; BYO lawn chair)
– Three Day Weekend Reserved Stage Front Sections; $279 – $299
– Single Day Reserved Stage Front Sections; $129 (Fenced, gated, chair provided for you in reserved sections.)

On-site camping is available for the weekend with reserved sites suitable for everything from little tents to the biggest rigs; $99 – $395

March 21 to 23, 2014 marks the 4th anniversary for Runaway Country, now recognized by many artists as the kick-off event to the touring season.

McCann added, “Every year, the organizing committee comes up with an outstanding line-up, new attractions and experiences. The beauty of a festival ticket, it averages about $7 per artist. Just three years ago folks would look at us sideways; you know that kind of funny look. Lady Antebellum, Alan Jackson, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Miranda Lambert, Jake Owen, Randy Travis, Dierks Bentley and Eric Church live in Wickham Park for seven dollars each? … Now the expression is more like, ‘This is very cool!’”

“We work hard to offer the best entertainment value anywhere in the country,” explained Runaway Country VP of Marketing, Doug Baker. “A great deal of credit goes to the business community who step up in large numbers each year to sponsor the festival. Based on renewals each year, the Festival is as good for them as it is for the fans.”

“Nowhere better to be than Florida in March, for fans and performers, alike,” added Rob Varley, Executive Director, Space Coast Office of Tourism. “Hosting visitors from all over the country, and in fact, from around the world, has been great for our area. Each year more music fans tell us they are staying a little longer and taking in everything the Space Coast has to offer.”

The line-up for 2014 will be announced in the coming weeks. Based on the previous three years, the festival’s slogan, ‘Florida in March, never sounding so good’ will hold true.

McCann concluded, “We are in for a real treat. Yes, Florida in March is the best place to be. Well, actually, anytime is a good time to be here, but March 2014 will be very special.”

Tickets available starting at 11AM, Wednesday May 15, online at or by phone 321-549-4204 or 877-569-7767.


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