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Montgomery Gentry Headlines Benefit for the T.J. Martell Foundation

Montgomery Gentry

Montgomery Gentry Headlines 9th Annual

Country on the Beach in Key West, Florida Benefitting the

T.J. Martell Foundation 

Three-Day Exclusive Event Brings Together Country Music and Resort Living All to Benefit Cancer Research

Montgomery Gentry

L to R: Eddie Montgomery, Storme Warren, Troy Gentry

Nashville, Tennessee – (July 21, 2017) The T.J. Martell Foundation, Music’s Promise for a Cure, has announced the 9th Annual Country on the Beach three-day event to take place at the Reach Resort in Key West, Florida Sunday October 1 through Wednesday, October 4, 2017. The event, hosted by popular media personality Storme Warren, will include concerts by some of country music’s most popular artists, daily events, parties, a chance to hang with country music superstars and memories made with new friends, all for the benefit of raising funds for cancer research. For tickets, go to
www.countryonthebeach.com.

Platinum-selling Country music superstars, Montgomery Gentry, will once again headline Country on The Beach. The duo who have fourteen Top 10 singles including five #1’s which include “Something to be Proud of,” “If You Ever Stop Loving Me,” Lucky Man,” “Back When I knew it All,” and “Roll With Me” are also CMA and ACM winners and inductees of the Grand Ole Opry. Acknowledged in 2010 by the Academy of Country Music with its Humanitarian Award, the duo also devotes much of their time and energy into making the needs of others a priority including their work with the T.J. Martell Foundation. This will mark the 7th year that Montgomery Gentry has headlined the event.

Joining Montgomery Gentry on the ticket are country music favorites Darryl Worley, Ray Scott, Love & Theft, Halfway To Hazard, Shelly Fairchild, and more.

Country on the Beach takes place at The Reach Resort, a landmark luxury resort, located in Key West, Florida. The Waldorf Astoria Resort will give guests the opportunity to escape to a refined haven and experience the gentle breezes and sunsets of the Atlantic Ocean while enjoying three full days of entertainment, great country music and the sights and sounds of the bright colors of Key West. The Reach Resort boasts the only natural beach on the island and the hotel offers the perfect blend of soft white sand and breathtaking sunshine.

Private balconies are included with every room and guests can spend time exploring Old Town and Duval Street, lounge by the pool and stroll the sugary beaches.

To confirm your reservation and tickets to the exclusive Country on the Beach three-day event for the T.J. Martell Foundation go to www.countryonthebeach.com. Rooms are limited and the event is open to guests of the exclusive event only.

ABOUT THE T.J. MARTELL FOUNDATION:
The T.J. Martell Foundation is the music industry’s largest foundation that funds innovative medical research focused on finding cures for cancer. The Foundation, headquartered in New York, is a national 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was founded in 1975 by music industry executive Tony Martell and his colleagues in loving memory of his son T.J., who died of leukemia. The Foundation has provided more than $280 million dollars for research that supports top hospitals in the United States. For more information click on the T.J. Martell Foundation go to www.tjmartell.org

 

 

 

 

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Natalie Stovall and The Drive at Music in the City 2014

Natalie Stovall

Natalie StovallNote from Nashville Rocks: Natalie Stovall and the Drive appearing at Music In The City by Nashville Lifestyles Magazine. I’m so excited for Natalie, having worked with her in the past in another capacity. She is truly an amazing musician and worth going out to see. Check out this article and make sure to get your tickets to support this great band!

Natalie Stovall and The Drive

Show-stopping singer Natalie Stovall’s high-energy, take-no-prisoners live performances and relentless, barnstorming global tours have earned her the attention she deserves from those who matter the most to her — the fans. Natalie has been playing professionally since she was ten, and by the time she graduated high school she had already performed everywhere from the Grand Ole Opry to the Oprah Winfrey Show. And since she put her first band together in 2007 while studying at Berklee, things have really taken off as they are wrapping up their debut album with famed producer Paul Worley (Dixie Chicks/Lady Antebellum/Big & Rich).

Natalie Stovall Stovall, a Tennessee native, has amassed more than 200 dates each year across college campuses, clubs and military bases around the globe. In 2012, she won the coveted Campus Activities Magazine Entertainer of the Year Award, marking the first time a female performer has received the honor in more than 20 years. The Drive includes band members James Bavendam, Joel Dormer, Zach Morse and Miguel Cancino. Blending country/roots background with a strong rock sensibility, Natalie Stovall and the Drive’s fiddle-shredding shows are bred for wide audiences, and this year that mainstream popularity is paying off in a big way with a record deal and a new album on the way.

natalie Stoval and the driveKeep watching as we’ll be announcing each Music in the City artist over the next two weeks.

Get your tickets for the 2014 Music in the City showcase!

– See more at: http://nashvillelifestyles.com/entertainment/music-in-the-city-lineup-#.UrCrBywvSrY.email

 

Written By:  Nashville Lifestyles

Photographers:  Provided

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Kacey Musgraves – New Artist Spotlight – CMA Close Up by Bob Doerschuk – On Nashville Rocks

Kacey Musgraves

Kacey Musgraves

Kacey Musgraves on Nashville Rocks

It was one of those nights at the Grand Ole Opry that promised satisfaction for Country traditionalists. One after the other, Del McCoury, Ricky Skaggs and Dailey & Vincent filed out and fired up some sizzling bluegrass.

Yet it was an idiosyncratic new artist that brought the audience to its feet. Wrapped in a tight, blazing-red outfit, Kacey Musgraves teetered out in heels. Smiling a little shyly, she spoke two words — “Hello, Opry!” — and then drifted into “It Is What It Is” (written by Musgraves, Luke Laird and Brandy Clark), surely one of the most wistful and resigned songs ever to open a set on that stage. As she finished, cameras flashed all over the main floor and balcony as Musgraves allowed herself a short rumination.

“No matter what side of the coin you’re on, gay or straight, black or white, somebody is gonna have a problem with it,” she said. “So I think everybody should just do what they do.”

That, and the bouncy beat of “Follow Your Arrow” (Musgraves, Clark and Shane McAnally), both from her debut album Same Trailer Different Park, set off the crowd again. The same folks who clapped to Skaggs’ “You Can’t Hurt Ham” now sang along to a song that suggested kissing lots of boys — or girls — and maybe lighting up a joint now and then won’t bring the Republic to its knees.

The success of Kacey Musgraves may signify a sea change in what mainstream Country is ready to accommodate.

“I love conversational music,” she explained. “I hate when I feel like someone is singing at me. The message of the song is the most important thing.”

Plenty of people have seen potential in this young East Texan, ever since she left Austin at 18 to join other hopefuls in the 2007 season of “Nashville Star.” After settling in Nashville a few years later, she took a few day jobs, including a gig that involved wearing costumes and entertaining kids at birthday parties. But singing demos provided steadier income and helped point her toward a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell.

In that position, Musgraves wrote a number of songs that were picked up by major Country artists. “My first was by Lee Ann Womack,” she recalled. “It was a song I wrote with a guy named Travis Meadows, called ‘There’s a Person There.’ It’s about this older lady who lived in the apartment above me when I moved to town. Unfortunately, it never saw the light of day. But when I figured out that I could make a living by putting things that came out of my brain onto a piece of paper, I really fell in love with that.

She wanted to perform too. Offers came in from folks who misidentified her as a candidate for stardom according to the prevailing industry model. Wisely, she opted to wait for an opportunity she could fully embrace.

Kacey Musgraves“It wasn’t that people were trying to push me into anything,” Musgraves said. “It was more that the material was OK but it didn’t really come from a different point of view. It was like, ‘Oh, this could be a hit. Let’s do this.’ I had the sense to be patient with all that, because I thought that if I’ve got one shot to say something, it better mean something.”

After a promising moment with Lost Highway before the label was shuttered, Musgraves found someone who could give her that shot. “Kacey doesn’t project the typical, middle-of-the-road image that we expect from our female artists,” said Mike Dungan, who began working with the newly signed artist when he became Chairman/CEO, Universal Music Nashville. “Our radio format is crying for something different. This was a new perspective and fresh delivery that was so high-quality that we were confident it would work, given the right plan.

“Her presentation is a bit understated when you compare her to some of the arena artists. So we made sure she was presented in intimate settings. But mainly, we took our lead from the press. The minute they heard her music, the response from all areas was phenomenal.”

Much of that had to do with the overlay of acoustic timbres, accessible tunes, ironic humor and songs that tell narrative stories, in the often touted but rarely practiced Country tradition. Musgraves explained, “I just wanted to create an album with concise character, not just, ‘Here’s a song! This could be a hit! Look what I can do!’ A lot of records nowadays are like that.

Kacey Musgraves“My favorite songs are simple,” Musgraves added. “It’s not that sometimes a song can’t be really intricate, but I never wanted the production to smack you in the face. There has to be space because that makes the idea stronger than loading it up with too many things. It’s never about how many licks somebody can play or solos they can shred. I just want it to feel good. I do love having songs that people can sing along to. I love that pop sensibility as much as a Radiohead song. If you can walk the line between having both, then you’ve nailed it.”

If that means testing Country audiences a little by playing on words like “whore” in “Follow Your Arrow,” or embracing the ennui of a listless affair in “It Is What It Is,” so be it. “Times have changed,” Dungan insisted. “If people give it a shot, they’ll hear that she’s not saying, ‘Go out and do this.’ She’s saying, ‘Just live your life and be happy.’”

On the Web: www.KaceyMusgraves.com

On Twitter: @KaceyMusgraves

 

© 2013 CMA Close Up® News Service / Country Music Association®, Inc.

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