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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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Camping Goes On Sale Tomorrow at 10AM

Kenny Chesney, Jake Owen to perform at 6th Annual Runaway Country Music Festival


March is still 8 months away, but many campers like to plan early.

According to Runaway Country Executive Producer, Gary McCann, “With the announcement of Kenny Chesney, Jake Owen and Old Dominion music fans have been calling to book their campsites even earlier than previous years.”

from shelley gillMcCann continued, “To date we have announced just 3 of more than 25 artists who will perform on 3 stages at the 6th annual event. No question three pretty amazing artists so we are not surprised by the demand for camping. Hotels are reporting early bookings, as well.”

Camping is a big part of the festival vibe. Everything from small pop up tents to the largest, most extravagant rigs are common sights at Runaway Country.

Festival Reservation Manager, Tara Miller said, “We are happy to be able to offer more campsites at the new venue however it appears these will be reserved quickly. Plans are already underway to develop more camping adjacent to the festival site.”

Campers can view the camping layout at RunawayCountry.com then call to reserve or make their reservation directly online beginning at 10am EDT, Friday July 10th.from matthew danner

Customers can divide their ticket and camping purchase into 6 low, monthly payments. It’s easy and automatic with no credit check, and it is interest free. Just request EZ Pay at check out.

Runaway Country weekend begins Friday, March 18 at 11am running through to Sunday evening March 20. More artists will be announced in the coming weeks.

Runaway Country takes place at Osceola Heritage Park, 1875 Silver Spur Lane, Kissimmee, FL just off US Hwy. 192 approx. 20 minutes east of Disney World and 12 miles south of Orlando International Airport.

McCann concluded, “Last year we hosted visitors from 39 states, 10 countries and just about every county in Florida. It’s a fun weekend for music fans of all ages.”

For tickets, hotel, camping or festival information go to the http://www.RunawayCountry.com or call 321‐613‐4907

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OLD DOMINION SET TO PREMIERE MUSIC VIDEO FOR “BREAK UP WITH HIM” EXCLUSIVELY ON CMT WEDNESDAY, JULY 8

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Monday, July 6) –RCA Records Nashville’s own Old Dominion will premiere their first-ever major label music video for their song “Break Up With Him” via CMT this Wednesday, July 8. In addition to its TV debut, the video can be viewed on demand across all CMT digital platforms including OldDominion.CMT.com, CMT Pure and the CMT Artists app.old dominion

The thematic music video was shot in Nashville, TN during the annual CMA Music Festival in June and was directed by the aptly titled, Director Steve.  The what-everyone-will-be-talking-about video showcases the humor and cleverness that the five band members of Old Dominion possess. The band members gave their fans a preview of what’s to come in a trailer for the upcoming video. View it by clicking HERE.

“We came up with the idea for the Back to the Future video when we had a long ride from West Virginia all the way to San Francisco,” Matthew Ramsey tells Country Weekly. “It was a long radio tour trip, and on our stops we knew we had a video coming up and we wanted to talk about it, so we were sitting by the pool coming up with all these crazy ideas, and somebody said something like, ‘I don’t know if people are gonna get that,’ and one guy goes, ‘Your kids are gonna love it.’ Which is a catchphrase from the movie, and that just sparked us down this road.”

Old Dominion is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on their debut album set to release via RCA Records Nashville late 2015. The untitled album comes on the heels of the gut-punch self-titled EP, which Rolling Stone Country says is dashed with “fuzzy guitars, catchy licks and even a little rap” and features the back porch smack of the undeniable first radio single “Break Up With Him” and the bruising “Shut Me Up,” and is the product of the five-piece band, which includes singer Matthew Ramsey, lead guitarist Brad Tursi, multi-instrumentalist Trevor Rosen, bassist Geoff Sprung and drummer Whit Sellers. They’ve spent eight years honing their craft, each making a name for themselves in Nashville by penning songs for the likes of Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, The Band Perry, Dierks Bentley and Tyler Farr. Now the band that The Tennessean describes as “a humble group of songwriters and musicians who earned their way in the music industry” is out on the road on Kenny Chesney’s The Big Revival Tour for 18 stadium performances plus over 130 tour dates of their own in 2015.

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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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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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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.

ABOUT JOE NICHOLS:

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: http://www.joenichols.com/

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

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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 http://a.pgtb.me/rlRLcS

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Runaway Country Announces Line-up

Keith Urban, Toby Keith, The Band Perry to Play at Wickham Park

Runaway Country Music Festival has released the final line-up for the 3-day event in Melbourne’s Wickham Park.

Festival Executive Producer, Gary McCann confirmed the weekend schedule today. “We are thrilled to announce an amazing line-up of stars are coming to light up the Space Coast, March 21st thru 23rd.  From the time the gates open right through until Sunday evening music fans will take in a wonderful outdoor Florida experience. Keith Urban, Toby Keith, The Band Perry, Joe Nichols, Charlie Daniels Band, Rodney Atkins, Colt Ford and many more are on their way to Runaway.”

The 4th annual Runaway Country begins Friday, March 21 at 1PM and runs all weekend to Sunday evening with a grand finale performance by Keith Urban.

Music fans have an option of single day and weekend ticket packages.

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Runaway Country Music Fest takes place every spring in Melbourne’s Wickham Park.

In addition to big name entertainment, the festival offers unique shopping with up to 75 vendors from across the country, dining choices from Brevard County’s finest restaurants, eight bars and two nightclubs. Soda and H2O stations keep attendees energized.

Camping is available on the festival site. Hotels for every budget are within a short 5 to 15 minute drive.

Wickham Park is located in Melbourne just minutes east of I-95 at exits 180, 183 and 188.

For Reservations and 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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Involvement With Other Music Events

Hey y’all. We’ve received inquiries asking about our involvement with other music events here in our hometown.

Just to clear up the confusion, Runaway Country is not involved with any other events in Brevard County at this time.  When we are, you will be the first to know! 

Please feel free to contact the Runaway Country office with any questions. 

Phone: 321-549-4204

Email: info@RunawayCountry.com

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