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by Kristi Lee // Monday, June 30, 2008 // News, Upfront, Promo Music // 0 Comments


In support of their July 22 album release, Sugarland will kick off the 25 city nationwide LOVE ON THE INSIDE tour beginning in Asheville, NC on September 13. The tour will feature special guests Kellie Pickler and Ashton Shepherd.

Tour Dates:
9/13 Asheville, NC Asheville Civic Center
9/14 Wilmington, NC Trask Colesium
9/19 Mashantucket, CT MGM Foxwoods
9/20 Atlantic City, NJ Mark G. Etess Arena
*9/21 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
*9/26 Bloomsburg, PA Bloomsburg Fair
*9/27 W. Springfield, MA Eastern States Exposition
9/28 Gilford, NH Meadowbrook
10/2 Ames, IA Hilton Coliseum @ IA State Center
10/3 Stillwater, OK Oklahoma State University
*10/10 Columbia, SC South Carolina State Fair
10/11 Roanoke Rapids, NC Carolina Crossroads Outdoor Amphitheatre
*10/12 Perry, GA Reaves Arena
10/16 Verona, NY Turning Stone Resort & Casino
10/17 Rochester, NY Blue Cross Arena
10/18 Erie, PA Erie Civic Center Complex
10/23 Tupelo, MS BancorpSouth Arena
10/24 Evansville, IN Roberts Stadium
10/25 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena
11/6 Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
11/7 Kissimmee, FL Silver Spurs Arena @ Osceola Heritage Park
11/8 Fort Myers, FL Lakes Regional Park
11/14 Lafayette, LA Cajundome
11/15 Beaumont, TX Ford Arena
11/16 Bossier City, LA CenturyTel Center

* indicates dates that do not include Kellie Pickler and/or Ashton Shepherd

Log on to www.sugarlandmusic.com Wednesday, July 2 at 1pm CST for a SURPRISE video announcement from the duo. You don't want to miss this!

Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush make up country duo Sugarland who exploded onto the music scene in "04 with multi-platinum selling album Twice The Speed Of Life, which gave birth to mega hits "Baby Girl" and "Something More". Their second album Enjoy the Ride has sold over two million copies and spawned #1 hits with "Want To," "Settlin'" and "Stay". Their third studio album, Love On The Inside will be released July 22nd. Sugarland is credited with co-writing all tracks from all three albums and co-producing the last two with Byron Gallimore. Their debut single from Love On The Inside, "All I Want To Do" is the highest country chart debut of their career. They have received trophies from the American Music Awards for "Breakthrough Favorite New Artist," the Academy of Country Music for "New Duo/Group of the Year," Single Record of the Year" ("Stay"), and "Song of the Year" ("Stay"), Country Music Television for "Collaborative Video of the Year" and "Duo Video of the Year," and the Country Music Association for "Vocal Duo of the Year" and "Duo Video of the Year" ("Stay"). Nettles scored a Grammy in "07 for her collaboration with Bon Jovi for their #1 hit "Who Says You Can't Go Home".

Since the release of her gold certified, debut album Small Town Girl in 2006, American Idol finalist Kellie Pickler has been anything but idle. The disc yielded three Top 20 hits, two of them, "Red High Heels" and "I Wonder," she co-wrote. And earlier this year she won three CMT Awards (the most awarded of the night).

Just one year ago Ashton Shepherd was picking peas in the morning and guitars at night in a small town in southern Alabama. Now, the 21-year-old singer/songwriter, wife and mother is a recording artist for MCA Records and is living her dream of being a country music singer. She will be performing self-penned hit singles "Taking Off This Pain" and "Sounds So Good" from her critically acclaimed debut album, Sounds So Good.

by Kristi Lee // Friday, June 27, 2008 // News, Upfront, Promo Music // 0 Comments


You may have heard the news that Cher spent the past few days in Music City. Would you believe she made the trip solely to attend a Merle Haggard concert? According to Nashville's WKRN-TV, the pop diva took in the Hag's Wednesday night performance at the historic Ryman Auditorium, sitting sixth row center. Apparently, one of her best friends in L.A., jeweler-to-the-stars Richard Starks, is a huge Merle fan. So Cher booked a private jet and told Richard and his wife she had a surprise for them, but didn't let on as to where they were going. Prior to Haggard's show, Cher, Richard and their significant others all got to visit with him for quite a while. Several country stars also took in Merle's show, though they didn't have quite as far to travel. Among them were Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, Gretchen Wilson, John Anderson and Jewel, who attended with her boyfriend, bull rider Ty Murray.

by Kristi Lee // Friday, June 27, 2008 // News, Upfront, Promo Music // 0 Comments


Fresh on the heels of two 2008 CMA Music Fest performances, Whiskey Falls hits the road hard this summer with dates in England, France, Canada and even a volcano in Japan.

In between three months of shows across the U.S., the band will make stops in Canada in June, England and France in July and play the Country Gold Festival at the largest ACTIVE volcano in Japan in October. The dates in Europe and Japan mark the first shows the band has ever played outside North America.

The UK show will be held in London on July 25 at the world famous Borderline, followed by an appearance two days later at the Country Rendez-Vous Festival in France.

"We could not be more excited about taking our live show, and country music, overseas where many of our influences originated," said lead singer Seven Williams.

Without any major label support, Whiskey Falls has already graced the pages of People, USA Weekend and Billboard magazine this year. They have also been featured on Extra! and the CBS Early Show.

Named 2008's 'Breakout Band of the Year' by Music Row, Whiskey Falls' self-titled debut album produced two Top 40 hits in "Last Train Running" and "Falling Into You."

Their foot-stompin' baseball anthem "Load Up the Bases" was selected by Fox Sports South as the official theme song for the network's Major League Baseball coverage. The song can be heard in stadiums across the country throughout baseball season.

Whiskey Falls' hectic schedule in 2008 has already included major festival appearances and special events such as the Super Bowl Tailgate Party, Country Thunder USA Festival, Stagecoach Festival and the ACM Jam at Fremont Street.

Whiskey Falls Tour dates:

6/26 Chippewa Valley Country Fest / Cadott, Wisconsin
6/27 Evergreen Park / Grande Prairie, Alberta
6/28 Dauphin Countryfest / Dauphin, Manitoba
7/3 Riverside Park / Lacrosse, Wisconsin
7/4 Marion Country Fair / Marion, Ohio
7/5 Kempton Fairgrounds / Kempton, Pennsylvania
7/8 Lincoln Country Fair / Troy, Missouri
7/10 KIX on Beale Street / Memphis, Tennessee
7/13 Hodag Country Festival / Rinelander, Wisconsin
7/15 West Virginia Fair / Mineral Wells, West Virginia
7/17 Independence Country Fair / Batesville, Arkansas
7/19 KSON Event /San Diego, California
7/25 The Borderline / London, England
7/27 Country Rendez-Vous Festival /Craponne, France
7/31 Duke's Hometown Bar / Portland, Oregon
8/1 Kruzer's / Twin Falls, Idaho
8/2 Utah Basin Celebration / Roosevelt, Utah
8/6 Les Schwab Amphitheater / Bend, Oregon (w/ Brooks & Dunn)
8/7 Lithia Motor Amphitheater / Central Point, Oregon (w/ Brooks & Dunn)
8/8 WXCY Maryland BBQ Fest / Havre De Grace, Maryland
8/14 Kansas City Live / Kansas City, Missouri
8/15 Midnight Rodeo / Springfield, MO
8/16 WMUS Moosefest / Muskegon, Michigan
8/22 Billings Harley Davidson / Billings, Montana
8/23 The Butte Depot / Butte, Montana
8/28 Hickory American Legion Fair / Hickory, North Carolina
8/29 Barbour Country Fair / Philippi, West Virginia
8/30 Moss Cottage Park / Mt. Savage, Maryland
8/31 On the Waterfront / Rockford, Illinois
9/5 Low Places Club / Lancaster, Pennsylvania
9/6 Wachusett Mountain / Princeton, Massachusetts
10/19 Country Gold Festival / Kumamoto, Japan

by Kristi Lee // Wednesday, June 25, 2008 // News, Upfront, Promo Music // 0 Comments


Get ready to hear some of country music's biggest stars tackle classic and contemporary Disney favorites! A new 15-track project, titled Country Sings Disney, will be released to stores on Tuesday, July 8. The CD features such artists as Martina McBride, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Trisha Yearwood, Little Big Town, Josh Gracin and many more! Highlights include Faith Hill singing "Part Of Your World" from The Little Mermaid, Rascal Flatts' version of "Life Is A Highway," which was featured on Disney's Cars, Bucky Covington's take on "You'll Be In My Heart," from Tarzan, and Phil Stacey's cover of The Lion King classic, "Can You Feel The Love Tonight." Also on the album are Billy Ray Cyrus' "Ready, Set, Don't Go," featuring Miley Cyrus,and "Real Gone," plus tracks from Alison Krauss, SheDaisy and Bonnie Raitt.