Josh Ward Continues #1 Hit Streak with Tenth Consecutive! New Album Hailed as “Next Level”

Over the course of three album releases, pure country music artist Josh Ward has proven himself to be a radio magnet. His two previous albums “Promises” in 2012 and “Holding Me Together” in 2015 has generated a combined total of nine #1 hit singles making Ward a steadfast resident of the Texas Regional Radio Chart for seven years running. What started out as a sprint in 2012 has now settled into a marathon pace as his brand new single “All About Lovin’” off his new album hit #1 this week. So, hand this man a water bottle as he strides through his TENTH consecutive #1.

“Can’t thank radio enough for their constant support of my music. To have come this far seems so surreal and I am a very grateful man. I am also so grateful to my fans, the very people I make this music for. If it wasn’t for them we wouldn’t have places to play or milestones like this to celebrate. –Josh Ward

Josh Ward’s fourth full length album “More Than I Deserve” was released on May 4th and has amassed just shy of 300,000 streams in the first few weeks of release. The album debuted at #15 on Billboard's Heatseekers Chart and debuted at #5 on the iTunes country albums chart. Critic’s praises call the album “next level,” “a solid, neo-traditional sound,” “powerful with spirituality-infused imagery” and ”a true country album from start to finish.” To date, Ward’s music has garnered over 2 million views on YouTube and over 3 million streams on Spotify globally. With such mass appeal and a demand for his live show, Ward’s tour schedule will expand into a lot of new territory this year. Check tour dates at www.joshwardmusic.com

“Ten #1 songs in a row just proves what a wide appeal Josh Ward has with country music fans. Whether you’re eighteen, eighty, or anywhere in between, there’s just something about his music that EVERYONE loves. ‘All About Lovin’’ is so much fun, it’s the perfect song to start off summer... and that’s just the tip of the iceberg of excellence that is ‘More Than I Deserve.’ If I could describe the album in just words, it would be “Next Level.” –Rob Edwards/KORA Radio Bryan, TX

"Josh Ward should be all over your radar and the measuring stick for quality country music. Josh has the talent and the show that is going to take him much farther than what he's already achieved. Could not be more excited to see how well he's done and that he continues to garner all the respect he's earned and deserves! Solid, solid guy and performer!" –Justin Frazell/KFWR “The Ranch” Ft. Worth, TX

“I knew he was a ‘10’ the first time he was out on radio tour! Congrats Josh Ward on your 10th #1 in a row! He's proved himself as consistent hitmaker and artist...I'm looking ahead to the 20th...keep putting out great songs! -Austin Daniels/KFTX Radio Corpus Christi, TX

The Josh Ward band is Josh Ward (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Steve Cargill (bass), Travis Bishop (keys, organ, harmony vocals), Justin Cognito (drums), Bryan “Woody” Woodruff (lead guitar) and Cody Angel (steel guitar).

FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE CLOSES CMA FEST ON TOP + NAMED BILLBOARD’S FIRST-EVER TRAILBLAZERS

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LIMITED LAS VEGAS RESIDENCY AT PLANET HOLLYWOOD RESORT & CASINO ON SALE NOW

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TYLER AND HAYLEY HUBBARD “SIP & SWEAT” TO BENEFIT CMA FOUNDATION

INAUGURAL YOGA EVENT AT FGL HOUSE SELLS OUT DURING CMA FEST

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MORGAN EVANS' "KISS SOMEBODY" SOARS INTO COUNTRY RADIO'S TOP 10

10 IN 10 TOUR KICKS OFF JUNE 21 WITH SOLD OUT LOS ANGELES SHOW

BRAND NEW FEEL-GOOD GROOVE "DAY DRUNK" AVAILABLE NOW

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Country Music Legend Travis Tritt Joins Shania Twain and Jake Owen for USA Network's "Real Country"

USA Network recently announced that multi-platinum, GRAMMY Award®-winning country music legend Travis Tritt will join its upcoming new music showcase series "Real Country," alongside previously announced GRAMMY Award®-winning trailblazer Shania Twain and ACM Award-winning singer-songwriter Jake Owen. In each hour-long episode set to premiere this fall on USA Network, Twain, Owen, and Tritt will hand-select emerging solo artists, duos, and groups to perform in showcases that spotlight the rich traditions, songs and themes of specific country genres. The best artists from each showcase will perform in a grand finale, for the chance to be named one of country music’s next breakout acts Tritt commented, saying “I’ve been influenced by so many amazing country music artists in my career, and the key to longevity is using those influences as inspiration to become something unique. I’ve never been shy about how I feel about country music so I can’t wait to join "Real Country" to share my experiences and thoughts. Like I always say…if you don’t want my opinion don’t ask me a question.” Tritt launched his career nearly 30 years ago with a Southern rock-influence, and continues to sell-out shows and stay true to country music fans across the globe. Over the course of nearly three decades, Tritt has released 15 albums, seven of which are certified platinum or higher, scored multiple hit singles and amassed more than 30 million in career album sales. A native of Marietta, Georgia, Tritt is a two-time GRAMMY Award® winner, three-time CMA Award winner and has a devoted global fan base. Most recently, Tritt released a new project, a special live 2-disc CD and DVD, titled A Man and His Guitar – Live From The Franklin Theatre.

"Real Country" will shoot in Nashville and is produced by Wilshire Studios. Twain, Nicolle Yaron, Stijn Bakkers and Leslie Garvin are set to executive produce

3rd SATURDAY "SONGS IN PROGRESS" WORKSHOP

SATURDAY JUNE 16 - 1pm to 4pm

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IERKS BENTLEY’S “WOMAN, AMEN" MARKS 17TH CAREER NO. ONE WHILE THE MOUNTAIN CONTINUES TO CLIMB WITH CRITICAL PRAISE OF “THE MOST COHESIVE COLLECTION OF HIS CAREER”

Multi-PLATINUM singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley earns his 17th career No. One single with "Woman, Amen" as its grateful message and anthemic chorus tops the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase/Country Aircheck singles charts this week. The lead single from his just-released ninth studio album THE MOUNTAIN, the track "hits Bentley’s sweet spot: a big, contemporary-sounding radio hit that carries a deeper message" (Washington Post) while serving as a "shimmering song of devotion," (Billboard).

"Making THE MOUNTAIN with my fellow songwriters and musicians was such a creatively inspiring journey and it’s been so gratifying to share the culmination of that effort with the fans in the last few days,” said Bentley. "To see people genuinely connecting with the music in the way they have is the ultimate reward. Thank you to my collaborators and thank you to the fans for opening their hearts to this album. I love that these songs are making good traveling companions."

As Bentley's momentum rolls with THE MOUNTAIN, critics continue to praise "the introspective new album," (The Tennessean). "Marks one of the most joyful, brazen, and cohesive collections of his career." - Entertainment Weekly

“The best representation of all his skills, from being a true fan of acoustic instruments like the mandolin and banjo, to raising a glass to his partying crowds and delivering arena-sized anthems." - Associated Press

"Echoes the inspiring majesty of the Rockies. The Mumford & Sons-esque 'Woman, Amen' abounds with energy, while Brothers Osborne add flair to the rollicking 'Burning Man.' The simmering title-track and the rootsy, jubilant standout 'Travelin' Light’ exude organic authenticity." - PEOPLE Magazine

"Bentley moves so effortlessly between radio-friendly country, bluegrass and rock on his new album that his skill becomes impressive and his serenity becomes contagious. Bentley seems unflappable as he tackles a variety of styles and topics, from the seductive 'Nothing on But the Stars' to the good-natured breakup in 'Goodbye in Telluride.'" - Newsday

"Grapples with the low points of everyday existence, even when it's conjuring mental images of the sun-bleached bacchanalia Burning Man. It's full of gratitude for the past while reminding listeners that final moments can trigger new beginnings." - Rolling Stone

“THE MOUNTAIN is a bit heavier, more contemplative and — surprise — completely devoid of ditties. Yet it is not without its joyful moments, and a positive spirit imbues the tracks." - Billboard

After closing out last night's stadium set at CMA Music Festival, Bentley heads to TODAY’s Summer Concert Series tomorrow (6/12 at 7:00A ET/CT on NBC), The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday (6/13 at 10:35P CT on NBC) and takes CBS correspondent Jan Crawford back to the studio in Colorado for CBS This Morning on Thursday (6/14 on CBS at 7:00A CT). Exclusive fan performances this week also continue with an iHeartCountry Album Release Party (6/12 at 9P CT via iHeartCountry's YouTube) and at Pandora's Up Close concert experience, both in NYC.

Reaching a new creative high, Bentley co-wrote 10 of the album’s 13 new tracks that are unified by themes of presence and positivity, and range in style from textured rock to acoustic folk, feeling both rooted and expansive at the same time. The Arizona native has amassed more than one billion digital streams, countless additional nominations from the ACM, CMA and Billboard Music Awards while earning 13 GRAMMY nominations – including at least one stemming from each of his last six albums. Bentley will continue to bring an "energy-packed atmosphere" (Washington Post) to venues and amphitheaters on his 2018 MOUNTAIN HIGH TOUR throughout the summer. For more information and a list of upcoming tour dates visit www.dierks.com.

RASCAL FLATTS CONTINUE TO BRING THE HOUSE DOWN ON HEADLINING BACK TO US TOUR

Touring giants and superstar vocal group Rascal Flatts continue to live up to their reputation as they kicked off their stacked headlining BACK TO US TOUR this past weekend. Inviting artist friends Dan + Shay and Carly Pearce out on the road to form one of the hottest lineups this summer, The Sun Chronicle praised the trio who, "delivered a solid 90-minute set that showcased their hits through the years in their trademark consistent, energetic fashion.” The tour will continue this weekend with stops in Alpharetta, GA (6/14), Charlotte, NC (6/15) and Raleigh, NC (6/16.) A force to be reckoned with in any genre, ‪Rascal Flatts recently released their tenth studio album, BACK TO US (Big Machine Records), heralded by Rolling Stone as "the band is returning to their sweet spot,” as well as back-to-back chart topping singles “Yours If You Want It” and “I Like The Sound Of That." Time and success have only put the trio closer to their core on BACK TO US, their LP that's both a return to form and a proclamation of everything that this trio has come to represent over nearly two decades. And that's expert musicianship, razorsharp vocals and songs that have shaped lives, loves and the genre of country music itself. Known as the best-selling country vocal group of the past decade, Rascal Flatts has sold over 23.4 million albums, over 34.3 million digital downloads worldwide, as well as earning over 40 trophies from the ACA, ACM, AMA, CMA, People's Choice and more, also making them the most awarded country group of the past decade. For more information visit rascalflatts.com.

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Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships Expands Again: America’s Most Attended Polo Event Announces 2018 Teams, Players, New Elements & Ticket Sales

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KELSEA BALLERINI SURPRISES FANS WITH THE CHANCE TO STEP INSIDE HER BRAND NEW MUSIC VIDEO DURING CMA FEST

BRINGS SET TO LIFE BEFORE THE “I HATE LOVE SONGS” CLIP MADE ITS DEBUT AT NASHVILLE’S NISSAN STADIUM

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CITY OF HOPE CELEBRATES 28TH ANNUAL CELEBRITY SOFTBALL GAME AT FIRST TENNESSEE PARK

City of Hope joined Music Row to strike out cancer at the 28th Annual Celebrity Softball Game today at First Tennessee Park, home of the Nashville Sounds. In a friendly competition for a great cause, Team Grand Ole Opry defeated Team iHeart 6-5 in extra innings.



Big Machine Artist and Season 15 Winner of American Idol, Trent Harmon kicked off the event by singing the National Anthem. BBR Music Group duo Walker McGuire led with the traditional coin toss. Team Captains were Bobby Bones for iHeart Media, and Bill Cody and Brian Lambert for Grand Ole Opry.



Guest announcers Naomi Judd, Jeannie Seely, Tim Rushlow, and Charlie Monk joined by iHeart Media radio personality and Master of Ceremonies, Gator Harrison called the play by play.



Additional talent in attendance were: Adam Craig, Adam Doleac, Brandi Cyrus, Brett Kissel, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Charles Esten, Drew and Jonathan Scott of HGTV’s The Property Brothers, Eddie Garcia and Ray Slater of The Bobby Bones Show, Gabby Barrett, Jackie Lee, Jay Cutler, Jennifer Fiedler, Lauren Alaina, Liz Rose, Lucas Hoge, Maddie Poppe, Marc Mariani, Megan Alexander, Seth Ennis, Shawn Parr, Tegan Marie, Trey Smith, and Uncle Si & the Si-Cotics, which includes Si Robertson, Marsha Robertson and Bridgette Tatum.



Office Depot was the supporting sponsor of the game.

City of Hope patient and acute myeloid leukemia survivor, Brian Lambert met his life-saving donor for the first time. The traditional “meeting at the mound” hit a little closer to home than usual for Nashvillians as Lambert is a well-known executive of the Warner Music family and a long-time City of Hope volunteer through its Music, Film & Entertainment Industry group which has raised more than $118 million for City of Hope over the years.

The Music, Film & Entertainment Industry group, founded in 1973, consists of over 150+ music and entertainment executives who dedicate their efforts and time to achieve an annual fundraising goal in support of City of Hope.

Nearly 50 fans signed up as potential bone marrow donors with Be the Match at City of Hope.



For more information, visit cityofhope.org/softball or follow City of Hope on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

ABOUT CITY OF HOPE: City of Hope is an independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as one of only 49 comprehensive cancer centers, the highest recognition bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, with research and treatment protocols that advance care throughout the world. City of Hope is located in Duarte, California, just northeast of Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California. It is ranked as one of "America's Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation, diabetes and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs based on technology developed at the institution.

MASON RAMSEY RELEASES “LOVESICK BLUES”

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KELSEA BALLERINI WORLD PREMIERES PLAYFUL NEW MUSIC VIDEO DURING CMA FEST 2018

TAKES CHART-CLIMBING SINGLE ON THE ROAD THIS SUMMER SUPPORTING KEITH URBAN’S GRAFFITI U WORLD TOUR

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BIGGER • AVAILABLE NOW

The moment you've all been waiting for... the highly anticipated new album from SUGARLAND is available now.

We hope you love the album as much as we do, listen to it over and over again, and share it with all of your family and friends.

"BABE" • THE MUSIC VIDEO Get ready for the world premiere of the "Babe" music video tomorrow by watching the official trailer here.

The "Babe" music video stars SUGARLAND (Jennifer Nettles + Kristian Bush), TAYLOR SWIFT, and Brandon Routh.

LIZ FRAME AND THE KICKERS RELEASING HOTLY ANTICIPATED ALL NEW COLLECTION SPARROW IN A SHOEBOX ON JUNE 8

Celebrated Boston-area Americana quartet double down on DelFest and Merlefest appearances with north and southeast tour throughout the summer

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MULTI-PLATINUM SELLING HITMAKER BRETT YOUNG SURPRISED WITH PLAQUE TO HONOR RIAA GOLD CERTIFIED SINGLE “MERCY”

“Soulful Ballad” (Billboard) Continues to Climb at Country Radio

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ERNEST TUBB RECORD SHOP CELEBRATES 50 YEARS WITH DAVID MCCORMICK

The iconic, historic record & music memorabilia store in downtown Nashville presents a strong lineup of #CMAFest celebrity signings, sightings and more!

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HANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU

I sat as a fan so many years ago in the nosebleeds... praying, hoping, wishing.. that one day I'd know what it felt like to hear my name called... and last night, because of YOU, I did.

I will never ever be able to tell you what this meant to me and the HONOR it is to finally be a part of the country music family.

To the fans, THANK YOU FOR EVERY. LITTLE. THING.

CRAIG CAMPBELL SCORES WITH DAY OF STAR-STUDDED TAILGATE FUN AT 6TH ANNUAL CELEBRITY CORNHOLE CHALLENGE

COUNTRY HITMAKERS COMPETE WITH FANS TO BENEFIT FIGHT CRC

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JANA JAE IS TAKING HER ‘MAGIC BLUE FIDDLE’ ON TOUR TO THE AMERICAN HERITAGE MUSIC FESTIVAL, ‘GYPSY WEEK’ IN ROMANIA, REUNITING WITH FORMER HEE HAW CAST MEMBERS & MORE!

This summer Jae celebrates Romanian performance as the 50th country she has performed in, along with performing and judging in the National Oldtime Fiddlers Contest, and kicking off the ‘Kornfield Friends’ tour with former Hee Haw co-stars.

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