Luke is a two-time Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year, a five-time host of the ACM Awards and the 2017 Super Bowl LI National anthem performer. He has sold over 10 million albums, 40 million tracks and garnered three Billion music streams. He debuted a new single “Light It Up” last week, which is the first song off a new album due out later this year. Luke’s concert tours have consistently sold out shows across North America including many NFL Stadiums like the Patriot’s Gillette Stadium, Chicago’s Soldier Field, Cleveland’s First Energy Stadium, the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Denver’s Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Ford Field in Detroit, home of the Vikings at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field, and Levi Stadium in San Francisco. In the last three years, Luke has performed for 5.6 Million fans on tour and is currently touring across the U.S on his “Huntin’, Fishin’ And Lovin’ Every Day Tour” through October.
Country Music Association’s 2012 “Entertainer of the Year,” five-time Male Vocalist of the Year winner and GRAMMY nominee Blake Shelton continues to add to his superstar status. His most recent album, If I’m Honest, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Album Sales Chart and the Billboard Country Album Chart, and is the best-selling country album release of 2016. He just notched his 24th #1 single with “Every Time I Hear That Song,” which followed chart-topping smash hits “Came Here To Forget” and “A Guy With A Girl.” The album features three songs written by Shelton, including the gospel tinged “Savior’s Shadow,” “Friends,” which was also featured in the #1 film, The Angry Birds Movie, and “Go Ahead and Break My Heart,” a song he wrote and performs with Gwen Stefani.
A member of the Grand Ole Opry, he has earned a host of awards throughout his career, which most recently include Top Country Artist at the Billboard Music Awards. In 2017 he became the first country artist to win Favorite Album at the People’s Choice Awards in addition to his win for Favorite Male Country Artist. He also took home the trophy for Favorite Country Male Artist at the American Music Awards as well as the first-ever Male Artist of the Year. As a coach for the Emmy Award-winning television show, The Voice, Shelton is a five-time champion, most recently with his contestant Sundance Head. He recently wrapped his headlining 2017 “Doing It To Country Songs” Tour.
Hunt is a Grammy Award-nominee, American Music Award winner and MCA Nashville breakout star who has established a name for himself and is one of music’s most talked about talents. On February 1, 2017, Hunt released his latest single “Body Like a Backroad” which landed on the Billboard “Hot 100” chart as his highest debuting single. It also premiered at No. 1 on iTunes charts. Since, the single has smashed records, becoming the fastest country song to ever reach 100 million and 200 million streams. It has become an RIAA-certified triple platinum hit, and has broken a record six decades in the making spending 25 consecutive weeks on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
His debut album on MCA Nashville, Montevallo, is the best-selling debut album from a country artist since 2011. The album featured the No. 1 smash single, “Leave the Night On,” as well as other No. 1 singles, “Take your Time” and “House Party.” Called “stylistically provocative” by The New York Times and “deceptively phenomenal” by The Washington Post, Hunt is one of Rolling Stone’s “Artists You Need to Know.” Since the 2014 release of Montevello, Hunt has accrued over 2.5 billion streams and has earned an additional 10.5 million units in RIAA single certifications. Currently, Hunt is touring for his first ever full headlining tour, “15 in a 30.” The 29 city tour features Maren Morris, Chris Janson and Ryan Follese as guests and will wrap in October 2017. Throughout its run, the show sold out shows in multiple cities.
With a string of hits stretching back to 2012, a red hot live performance reputation, and a Fanbase that’s growing exponentially, Dustin Lynch is one of the hottest acts in modern country music. And with his third album for Broken Bow Records, CURRENT MOOD, he’s done flying under the radar. After three years of determined diligence, CURRENT MOOD arrives as one of the most adventurous, attention grabbing Country albums of 2017, and it shows a bold next generation superstar coming into his own. “I’m a little nervous,” Lynch admits with a laugh. “But the last thing I want for chapter three is ‘Oh, this is just a new take on what we’ve heard for the last few years.’ I hope people see a side of me they haven’t seen yet.”
Still only 32 years old, fans have already seen a few sides of the Tullahoma, Tennessee, native. His first two albums mixed traditional influence with edgy intensity to debut at #1 and #2 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, while his first ever single, the tender ballad “Cowboys and Angels”, earned Platinum status. Five consecutive Platinum and Gold singles followed as “Where It’s At,” “Hell of a Night,” “Mind Reader,” “Seein’ Red,” and “Small Town Boy” all became hard driving #1s.
Twenty-seven year old Columbia Nashville singer/songwriter Maren Morris has quickly established herself with vocal stylings that reflect her country, folk and pop influences. Armed with sheer talent, honest lyrics and a completely magnetic presence, Morris’ label-debut album, the GOLD-certified HERO, released via Columbia Nashville on June 3, 2016. One week after it was available, HERO entered the Billboard Country Albums chart at No. 1 and No. 5 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, which spans across all genres. The Arlington, Texas was awarded the NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR trophy at the 50th Annual CMA Awards, as well as being the most nominated country music artist for the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards, where she took home the GRAMMY for BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE for “My Church.” Furthermore, Morris was awarded NEW FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR for the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards.
Named as the only Country act on Shazam’s “Emerging Artists of 2017,” Brett Young has captured the hearts of fans everywhere through his honest lyrics and West Coast-meets-Southern sound, aptly dubbed “Caliville” style. “Destined for mass appeal” (Rolling Stone Country), the CMA New Artist of the Year nominee released his self-titled, GOLD-certified debut album on BMLG Records earlier this year. The album was recorded in Nashville with producer Dann Huff (Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett, Steven Tyler) and features 11 of the 12 tracks co-written by Brett, including his current fast-rising single “Like I Loved You” and the No. 1 PLATINUM -certified debut “Sleep Without You.” The follow-up single, a Billboard and Mediabase No. 1 hit “In Case You Didn’t Know,” solidified Brett as the first Country artist to hit the 2X PLATINUM-certification sales mark with a song released in 2017. The video was No. 1 on Vevo’s Country Chart for six consecutive weeks and is currently the only Country song on Vevo’s list of Top 10 Videos of 2017. “In Case You Didn’t Know” was nominated for a Teen Choice Award for Choice Country Song and was also nominated for Breakthrough Video of the Year at the 2017 CMT Music Awards. Brett was also nominated for ACM’s New Male Vocalist of the Year as well as two Association of Independent Music Publisher (AIMP) Awards for Writer of the Year and Song of the Year for “Sleep Without You.” The California native launched his own headlining CALIVILLE Tour this fall, after joining Lady Antebellum’s YOU LOOK GOOD WORLD TOUR 2017 and Luke Bryan’s KILL THE LIGHTS TOUR earlier this year.
The Cadillac Three
THE CADILLAC THREE is rapidly becoming known for their high-energy shows and gritty musical instincts. With opening slots on Superstar tours and sold-out stops across Europe, the trio of Nashville natives were named the UK Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards Best New Band and one of the 10 New Artists You Need to Know by Rolling Stone Country. Jaren Johnston (Guitar & Lead Vocals), Kelby Ray (Bass Steel Guitar, Dobro, Acoustic & Vocals) and Neil Mason (Drums, Percussion & Vocals) have weathered wild adventures as a Country group with a rockin’ edge and epitomize their self-described “country fuzz” sound with their Big Machine Records singles “The South,” featuring Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley and Mike Eli (Eli Young Band) and “Party Like You.” CMT’s Samantha Stephens proclaims, “Sometimes you hear a song and it stops you in your tracks. That’s kind of what happened the first time I heard ‘White Lightning,’ …” Available now on iTunes, Rolling Stone calls TC3’s latest offering, “…a smoldering ballad an unflinching look at love through the eyes of a Southern boy. [… ] a compact bit of ear candy.” The band’s talents extend into songwriting, garnering #1 hits for Keith Urban, Tim McGraw and Jake Owen as well as albumcuts for Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts and Miranda Lambert , among others. Jaren was nominated for two GRAMMY Awards: Best Country Song (“Meanwhile Back at Mama’s”) and Best Country Album (RISER | Dierks Bentley) and an ACM nod for Album of The Year (RISER | Dierks Bentley) while the band was up for Vocal Event of the Year (“The South”). With a raw sound like no other, the buzz-worthy trio has appeared on ABC’s hit drama “NASHVILLE” and their music has been featured on “CSI Miami” and two CW shows – “Vampire Diaries” and “Hart Of Dixie.” After touring in Europe together last year, TC3 opened select dates on Eric Church’s spring tour in addition to their own AVIATORS AND RADIATORS headline club shows and stops with Lee Brice’s COLLEGE TOUR
Ryan Hurd has written songs that have been recorded by Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Jake Owen, Maren Morris, Tim McGraw, FGL, Lady Antebellum, among many others. In 2015, he celebrated his first No. 1 single as a songwriter with the GRAMMY & CMA-nominated duet “Lonely Tonight,” recorded by Blake Shelton and Ashley Monroe. Now, the Kalamazoo, MI native is lending his own voice to the songs on his forthcoming debut album on Sony Music Nashville, which is garnering praise for its unique style and youthful, adventurous take on life. “We Do Us,” the first song released on Spotify, received over 2 million streams in just three weeks. Hurd is also honored to join an elite group of artists of all genres to be featured in Vevo’s dscvr program. Hurd is featured on Rolling Stone Country’s “Artists You Need to Know” list and CMT named him one of their “Listen Up” Artists of 2016. He has taken his soulful-country-rock sound on the road beginning with Maren Morris on The HERO Tour 2017, Thomas Rhett’s 2017 Home Team Tour and Florida Georgia Line’sThe Smooth Tour 2017. Ryan’s debut single “Love In A Bar” is on the Country Radio airwaves now.
Named one of Rolling Stone’s “10 New Country Artists You Need To Know,” Stoney Creek Records’ Adam Craig is one of Music Row’s most promising new acts. In addition to soaring vocals, Adam has contributed his songwriting chops to hits like Parmalee’s “Close Your Eyes,” and Love & Theft’s “Whiskey on My Breath.” Adam has also scored cuts by Jason Aldean (“Church Pew or Bar Stool”), Dustin Lynch (“World to Me”) and more. Adam gained critical attention for the clever word-play of his debut single “Reckon” as well as his blues-tinged, Top 40 follow-up “Just A Phase” off his self-titled EP (May 20, 2016). In 2017 alone, the hot newcomer supported superstar Luke Bryan’s Kill The Lights and Huntin’ Fishin’ And Lovin’ Every Day Tours and celebrated his Grand Ole Opry debut.
A woman of exceptional versatility and variety, the Nashville-based artist draws from the many musical genres at play in the city — a love of storytelling and substantive lyrics learned from country music, an affinity for finely crafted pop production, R&B’s commitment to an irresistible groove. Familiar elements all, but Maggie Rose combines them in a singular way. It’s always honest, always her.
Maggie Rose’s new tracks “Just Getting By” and “Pull You Through” show a powerhouse singer in complete command not only of her live-in-the-studio recording sessions but also of her creative and prolific career. Recording in Nashville with an 11-piece band, Maggie’s making the most exciting music of her life as she taps into a soulful country side in the vein of Linda Ronstadt and Adele.
Already an award-winning songwriter, having written hits for Chris Stapleton, George Strait, Jamey Johnson and Jake Owen, Kendell Marvel makes his solo debut with Lowdown & Lonesome, a concept album that blends his musical down home country and rock & roll roots. Having written 9 out of 10 tracks on the album, Marvel flexes his writing chops and invites listeners on the familiar journey of heartbreak, vices and all points in between. “Gypsy Woman” paints the picture of a love that’s not chasing back while on the title track” Lowdown & Lonesome” Marvel sings about hitting rock bottom and drinking about it. Lowdown & Lonesome is reminiscent of classical country greats Waylon Jennings and Hank Williams Jr. combined with the southern rock edge of the Allman Brothers and ZZ Top. “I wrote the song “Lowdown & Lonesome” with Keith Gattis and Randy Houser a few years back and we based the whole album around that track. The songs are real, they’re gritty- a combination of hurt-like-hell heartache and rowdy rebellion.” Born and raised in Southern Illinois, Marvel began playing his first gigs at 10 years old. “My dad would take me out to bars, and I’d play old country covers,” he remembers. “Dad would get free beer, and I’d get free pickled eggs or beef jerky. I was hooked.
DJ ROCK has always been a fan of country music! Having grown up in a musical household, ROCK’s talents began to develop at an early age. While attending college at Georgia Southern University in the late ‘90s, he began DJing at popular college bars, clubs, sororities, and fraternities. Slowly but surely, DJ ROCK became a college town celebrity. After making a name for himself at GSU, he began touring throughout Georgia, expanding his fan base and honing his craft.
Currently residing in Milledgeville, GA, DJ ROCK is the resident DJ at the local hotspot “Capital City” as well as Atlanta’s country hotspot “Stagecoach Buckhead.” In the summer of 2014, Universal Music Group Nashville booked DJ ROCK to play a three-night stand at their official after party during CMA Music Fest in Nashville, which also featured artists Brothers Osborne, Sam Hunt, and Kelleigh Bannen. For the past 3 years, DJ ROCK has been DJing for country music superstar Luke Bryan’s Farm Tour, which in turn landed him a spot opening for all four of Bryan’s 2014 “That’s My Kind Of Night Tour” stadium dates. Most recently DJ ROCK opened for Warner Brothers recording artist Cole Swindell on various Georgia tour dates.