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by admin // Friday, May 28, 2010 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Ashley Ray - Throwdown! Episode 1
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Meet Ashley Ray, country music's fresh new face with a voice as unexpected as spiked sweet tea, and your host of Yallwire's new series Throwdown! with Ashley Ray.  Touring coast-to-coast, Ashley is one of nine singer/songwriters on the Country Throwdown Tour, supporting acts like Montgomery Gentry, Jamey Johnson, Jack Ingram, Eric Church, The Eli Young Band, Little Big Town and several more.

Throwdown! with Ashley Ray not only captures this Kansas native in the spotlight performing in front of thousands, but it takes you behind-the-scenes of this summer's biggest country extravaganza, including interviews (some in the bathroom!) with headlining artists, fellow Bluebird Cafe singer/songwriters, and the people that make this tour happen; rarely seen footage of tour bus shenanigans; and a whole lot more.

And, honestly, it's just plain fun to watch. The first episode takes place in Tampa, FL, the kickoff city for the Country Throwdown Tour, and features Ashley chatting with The Eli Young Band, Eric Church and Troy Olsen. Ashley also performs in The Bluebird Cafe tent before taking the main stage to sing "This Time Around."

by Unknown // Thursday, May 27, 2010 // Upfront, News // 0 Comments

CMT has announced its all-star presenter line-up for The 2010 CMT Music Awards. The presenters include Zac Brown Band and Trisha Yearwood, as well as celebrity cook Paula Deen, American Idol judge Kara Dioguardi, the NFL's Terrell Owens, actress Hayden Panettiere, NASCAR legend Richard Petty and Saturday Night Live's Kenan Thompson. Hosted by Kid Rock, artists performing will include Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and ZBB. More artists will be announced soon. The CMT Music Awards will air live on Wednesday, June 9 at 8 PM, ET on CMT.



by Unknown // Wednesday, May 26, 2010 // Upfront, News // 0 Comments

James Otto is set to hit the road next month on Toby Keith's "American Ride Tour," along with Trace Adkins. Otto admits he's excited about this one. He says, "To go out with Toby Keith and Trace Adkins it's just an incredible thing... one awesome opportunity. We're really working on putting together a half hour set of the most ruckus, feel-good, show opening material we got." James says he does have another name for the tour, which features three of country music's biggest and tallest guys. He jokes, "They're some big boys on this tour, I wanna call it 'Our Tour Can Kick Your Tour's Ass Tour' but they've got another name for it." The tour sets sail on June 5 in Maryland.


James Otto

by admin // Monday, May 24, 2010 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Yallwire and Ashley Ray have teamed up to offer country music fans a chance to win tickets for each remaining date of the Country Throwdown Tour, as well as a meet and greet with Ms. Ray herself!  Check out the dates/cities for upcoming tour stops and click here to enter the contest.

May 27 - Charlotte, NC
May 28 - Raleigh, NC
May 29 - Burgettstown, PA
May 30 - Saratoga Springs, NY
May 31 - Gilford, NH
June 4 - Virginia Beach, VA
June 5 - Camden, NJ
June 6 - Bristow, VA
June 9 - Houston, TX
June 10 - Dallas, TX
June 12 - Salt Lake City, UT
June 13 - Englewood, CO
June 16 - Bakersfield, CA
June 17 - Chula Vista, CA
June 18 - Phoenix, AZ
June 19 - Irvine, CA
June 20 - Mountain View, CA

Featuring Montgomery Gentry, Jamey Johnson, Little Big Town, Jack Ingram, Eric Church, The Eli Young Band, The Lost Trailers, Heidi Newfield, Ryan Bingham and The Dead Horses, Jonathan Singleton & The Grove and Emily West, Country Throwdown is also throwing the limelight on Bluebird Cafe Artists Ashley Ray, Brad Tursi, Cory Branan, Dave Pahanish, Jedd Hughes, Sarah Buxton, Troy Olsen, Walker Hayes and Heather Morgan.

Also, stay tuned this week for the launch of Yallwire's Country Throwdowon series with Ashley Ray as host.  The series will feature footage from the kickoff Country Throwdown event in Tampa, FL - Ashley Ray's live performance, her interviews with fellow Country Throwdown artists and behind-the-scenes footage of life on the road as a Country Throwdown performer.