Thursday, 28 April 2016

Honey Ryder's video for “In A Heartbeat” exclusively revealed by The Sun


The Sun premiere Honey Ryder's In A Heartbeat

Taken from third studio album, Born In A Bottle

Honey Ryder (Lindsay O'Mahony, Jason Huxley, Matt Bishop) have had a more than impressive 2016 thus far. Kickstarting the year with “What If We’ve Only Got Tonight”, the lead single from their third album BORN IN A BOTTLE, being playlisted on BBC Radio 2 and A-listed on the Bauer Network. Heightening their enjoyment of the first quarter, Born In A Bottle was rewarded with several five star reviews (Country Music People) and every date they have played this year has seen audiences arrive in their droves, with their show at the Little Rabbit Barn becoming the venue’s fastest ever sold out appearance!
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The latest success follows on from the success of their sophomore album 'Marley's Chains', which spawned several Radio 2 playlist hits as well as being Album Of The Week across the Smooth Radio Network and Music Week, and TV appearances and performances on BBC Breakfast, ITV's This Morning, and C5 Live with Myleene Klass. Lead track 'Marley's Chains' was synced in the hit ABC series 'Body Of Proof'. Internationally, the album received strong support in Canada, Holland, and most recently Denmark, where the band enjoyed Top 20 airplay.

To celebrate, Honey Ryder are set to release the album’s second single. The uptempo, driving 'In a Heartbeart', was co-written in Nashville with Stephen Dale Jones (John Legend, George Strait, Bonnie Raitt) and recorded at the legendary Ocean Way Studios. The song was written about a well-known celebrity who recently went from riches to rags....the lyrics remind us how quickly your life can change course, that it is impossible to predict your destiny...and it also reflects on how important it is to trust the right people.


Their most recent album BORN IN A BOTTLE was crowd-funded by fans using the Pledge Music platform (211 pledgers reached 122% of the goal). It was officially released on iTunes on Dec 25, 2015 and became available on CD on Amazon UK (Jan 29, 2016).


It was nominated for Album of the Year at the 2015 the British Country Music Awards beaten out by The Shires GOLD certified BRAVE. The album garnered a 5 Star reviews from Maverick Magazine and from Chris Smith in the August 2015 issue of Country Music People.
For The Country Record website wrote that it “is a strong album that does well to showcase exactly what this band is made of. There are a few heavily influenced country numbers but it also gets stripped back to basics with tracks such as ‘Years From Now’

Their single "What If We've Only Got Tonight" was added to the BBC Radio 2 "B" Playlist on Dec 26, 2015 and remained on the list until week commencing Jan 23, 2016. The station has a 15.2 million weekly radio audience.
As of Jan 9, 2016 "'What If We've Only Got Tonight" appeared at #51 on UK iTunes Country Songs chart falling to #197 by Jan 11. 
It received its first spin by Alex Lester (Dec 29), further plays included Radio 2 presenters Janice Long (Jan 1st, Jan 7th), Sara Cox (sitting in for Chris Evans), Richard Madeley (sitting in for Sir Terry Wogan; 3rd Jan), Jeremy Vine (5th Jan spin) and Vanessa Feltz (8th Jan 2 spin ).
BBC Radio 2 Playlist
Steve Wright Show

“An upbeat pop record with elements of folk, rock and country, this is a record with emotional depth that will knock your socks off” Honey Ryder shared: 
We’ve made the B-list on Radio 2 kicking off on December 26th and we’re SO SO happy! 
We can’t wait to hear ‘What if We’ve only Got Tonight’ on national radio…..and we want to say a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who’s supported us and believed in us this year – it’s been a good one – but 2016’s gonna be even better methinks….(mehopes!)



Honey Ryder played two dates at C2C Country To Country Festival 2016 at London’s O2 Arena to over 1000 people a day including a headline slot at The Brooklyn Bowl. They can be seen at various festivals throughout the Summer and will be performing the BBC Scotland (previously Edith Bowman) Sessions in Glasgow.  
Honey Ryder play the NY-LON Stage at C2C Festival 2016
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C2C 2016 at NY-LON and Brooklyn Bowl stage (Saturday March 12, 2016 | 10:50-11:30 | 13:45-14:30)
Setlists included: What If We've Only Got Tonight , You Can’t Say That, Beautiful Horizon (from Marleys Chains)
Second Set: Mirage, Marleys Chains, Damn it I’m in Love Again
C2C 2016 Town Square Stage (Sunday March 13, 2016 | 15:45-16:30)
Setlist: You Can’t Say (from That Marleys Chains), In A Heartbeat, Drink With Me, Marleys Chains, Damn it I’m in Love Again, What If We've Only Got Tonight, A Beautiful Horizon (from Marleys Chains)
Honey Ryder: Jason Huxley & Lindsay O'Mahony
Country 2 Country Festival Day 2
Brooklyn Bowl (Credit Burak Cingi) 12 March 2016























Honey Ryder Live Dates:
Wed June 15, 2016 - 9:00 PM -The Horn of Plenty (Victoria Street, St. Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3TE) Honey Ryder perform with a support act (TBA) Tickets £5
Fri June 24, 2016 - The Buckle and Boots Festival (George Street, Stockport) Full Band set (£20 Day Ticket) Website - Facebook
Friday 22nd (from 6pm) to Sat 23rd July 2016 - Beer And Bluegrass Festival 2016 (St Aldhelm's Hall, 401 Pool Road, Branksome, Poole, Dorset, BH12 1AD) Event Detail

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Shining the Spotlight on Honey Ryder:

About Honey Ryder:
Style of music varies from Rock, Folk, Pop, Indie and Country.
Formed in 2006, they took their name from Ursula Andress' character (See Bond Bombshell Image | Image) in the Bond film 'Dr No'. Both Bond fans, they liked the name and the Britishness of it.

RISING UP Era: 
Originally a duo, London based Lindsay O'Mahony and co-founder Martyn Shone came together through a mutual friend at MTV.


























They then spent several years honing their sound with various bands on the London circuit before striking out on to the commercial scene in 2008. O'Mahony was working alongside the likes of Chris Evans, Edith Bowman, Russell Brand and Alex Zane at MTV, whilst Shone was working as a banker in the city and jobbing as a musician. The band’s unique model caught the eye of former EMI CEO Eric Nicoli who took the role of personal mentor for the duo, whose growing fanbase included the likes of Annie Lennox. 
For their business plan they had a EIS status (Enterprise Investment Scheme) which gave tax advantages to anyone who invested in its. It was something the government set up to help small business.
Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire based Lindsay O'Mahony (now aged 36), worked at MTV as a production assistant in the studios (whilst living in London and paying the expensive rent). She ended up going all over the world like U2 at Slane Castle, MTV Music awards, and projects for the BBC whilst doing her own thing writing and forming a band and recording. She then left the daytime job and went full time with the band and hasn't looked back. She cites Dolly Parton, Carole King, KD Lang, Sheryl Crow and Alanis Morissette as influences and band sounds from the Eagles and Fleetwood Mac to Oasis and U2.

Honey Ryder scored two UK top 40 hits in the late 2000s "Numb" (#32; released July 28, 2008) and "Fly Away" (#31, released Feb 16, 2009) from the album RISING UP (Tagged Rock; released July 2009 | iTunes).


A 2008 single version of “Fly Away” (see Artwork) included remixes from Ortega Gold, Manhattan Clique, Papercuts, Fat Buddha & Howling Wolf along with a 12” mix.
** FREE DOWNLOAD “Fly Away” 12” Mix (128kbps MP3) for an email share at Reverbnation.com


Their debut singleNumb” was one of the darker tracks on debut album engaging the listener through an anthemic rock sound that underlined the band's ear for melody. The album was produced by Goldust (Bryan Adams, Natasha Bedingfield) and mixed by Brad Gilderman, (Madonna, Outkast) and Bob Kraushaar (Pet Shop Boys, Robbie Williams).
A rock record with folk influences, Rising Up received widespread critical acclaim and led to the band supporting Will Young on a 19 date theatre tour and Michael Bolton in UK arenas (including The Royal Albert Hall). The band flew to Austin, Texas and the south of France for performances at South By South West and Midem, respectively.

MARLEY'S CHAINS Era:















































After the first album, Shone decided to leave the group (personal reasons). They had been working with musician Jason Huxley, who then joined the band officially. Recruiting a third member, they teamed up with guitarist Matt Bishop while working on the second album. At Midem, playing a Brits showcase alongside Paolo Nutini and Jamie Cullum, Honey Ryder found a fan in ex Sony executive Chris Craker, who invited them to be the first act to record at his newly-built, state of the-art, residential recording complex south of Bangkok.  They spent a month writing songs in Phuket.
We left with lots of hooks, riffs and lyrics, and as soon as we arrived, our surroundings inspired us,” explained Lindsay. Having the sun beating down on the balcony, being opposite a beach, in a completely different culture, gave our songs a sunnier, more upbeat feel.  We were watching elephants and swimming in the afternoons.  It couldn’t have been more different to working in London.
Lady In Red
Honey Ryder: Lindsay O'Mahony performs
at Liverpools free concert Pier Head
21 July 2012
“Jason joining changed the band sound naturally as he was into the finger-picking style of Glenn Campbell and Mark Knopfler and a huge Simon & Garfunkel fan, which pushed them in a Folk-Pop direction - This album was never going to sound like our first because we weren’t the same band.”

Writing in Thailand, they stuck with the same stripped down, acoustic structure that forced their melodies to the fore.  

After a month of recording in spectacular surroundings, for the first time as a live band rather than relying on overdubs, the trio came home assuming their second album was almost complete.
After tinkering with the dozen tracks in their West London studio, however, Honey Ryder had an idea
They have had couple of trips to Nashville, recorded and written in Nashville with some fantastic musicians. They sent a track Marley's Chains to Paul Worley (The Dixie Chicks & Lady Antebellum's producer) and he hooked them up with songwriter Tom Douglas. Recorded MARLEY'S CHAINS out there at Ocean Way studios. “Marley’s Chains” (Apr 26, 2012), the first single from the album, was written by Lindsay with Emerson Hart, the frontman of multi-platinum selling, post-grunge group Tonic. At the time it was their “most Nashville song”, a very positive and uplifting number about regrets but learning how to live and deal with them.
Months ahead of its release, Marley’s Chains was snapped up for the soundtrack US TV series Body Of Proof. Marley’s Chains, released Aug 5, 2012, was described as a “POP album with its feet in folk and country that sounds both classic and contemporary and fits to the current trend for a return to real music”. Three further singles were released "You Can't Say That" (Aug 5, 2012), "World's Away" (Oct 25, 2012) and a cover of John Denver's "Annie's Song" (Oct 4, 2012) none of which charted in the UK but several made it onto the BBC Radio 2 playlist.
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On 16 October 2012 they joined the late Sir Terry Wogan in the studio for a chat and >> performed "World's Away" and "You Can't Say That"


BORN IN A BOTTLE Era
Their 3rd studio album BORN IN A BOTTLE was born (5 December 2014). On August 29, 2014 they launched a Pledge Music crowd-funded project to help raise the money (211 pledgers; reached 122% of the goal) to make it happen.
Sonnet Music welcomed Honey Ryder to their artist roster fold. Their single 'Drink With Me' was scheduled for release on July 10th 2015. "We wanted to write a summery feel good song about hanging out with friends and partying, inspired by the bright lights of Downtown Nashville ", explained lead singer Lindsay. "We had just come back to our hotel after a fantastic night at a bar called Pucketts, where we feasted on deep fried green beans and drank beer out of jam jars, and felt inspired to write, so we started jamming and within a few hours the song was pretty much finished. We then recorded it a few days later over at Ocean Way".














On Thursday July 16, 2015 Honey Ryder joined Bob Harris (OBE) as session guests on BBC Radio 2s Bob Harris Harris Country (BBC Page) . They played “Damn it I'm in Love Again” and “Marleys Chains" live and their promo single “What If We've only Got Tonight” (OCEANIC) was played.
Quote: “C2C what an amazing experience it was this year, how exciting was that, the pop Up stages are like a fertile breeding ground of new acts from the UK giving them space and the chance to get their music across to people…We've now got a phenomenal and very healthy country scene here in the UK and Honey Ryder are subscribing to that” "They are really great aren't they, thanks again to them for a really terrific session" - Bob Harris OBE (July 16, 2015)
Before it’s general and official worldwide Digital iTunes release (Dec 25, 2015) Born In A Bottle was nominated for Album of the Year at the British Country Music Awards which took place on Sunday October 25th 2015 held at the Concorde Suite, Heathrow, London. They were also nominated for Song of the Year (“Born in a Bottle”) and Group of the Year. 

With the release of “Bottle” they were cited as “having firmly established themselves within the inner circle of Nashville’s elite” and the UK band were said to have made a “return to spearhead the British country crossover invasion”. For the week commencing December 26, 2015 Honey Ryder’s single "What If We've Only Got Tonight" was added to the BBC Radio 2 "B" Playlist, removed week commencing 23rd January 2016. Lindsay penned the track with Blair Daly in Nashville which depicts a couple’s troubled relationship which has suffered due to continual petty arguments. They question how they would behave if told that they had a single night left together on planet earth and sparks a realization they’ve lost their appreciation of one another and instead decide to resolve their differences. Album track 4 “Little Feet” is dedicated to Lindsay’s two sons (youngest Max). Over the weekend March 12 & 13, 2016 they showcased their music once again performing on 3 stages within London's O2 Arena complex at the C2C Country To Country Festival 2016.

Blackjack Billy takes America on board "The Booze Cruise" with latest single

Blackjack Billy Is Currently Featured on The Test Drive
 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 26, 2016) – It may only be spring, but country radio is about to get a lot hotter with a brand new version of Blackjack Billy's upcoming single, “The Booze Cruise” from Reviver Records. The country group is moving full steam ahead with their highly energetic new single.






























The feel-good anthem, available for download on Amazon UK, iTunes, and Amazon.com was officially released to country radio yesterday.

Due to the exposure on SiriusXM’s
 The Highway, “The Booze Cruise” has already become an underground indie hit. Just from airplay on the satellite radio powerhouse alone, “The Booze Cruise” has already exceeded sales over 300,000 units. Fans of the group might be familiar with the song, as it made an impact north of the border in Canada upon its original release, where it was certified platinum.
The song was written by members Noll Billings (Vocals/Acoustic guitar) and Jeff Coplan (Electric guitar/Vocals), along with Chuck Jones.

Blackjack Billy member Jeff Coplan feels that the track is perfect for this time of year. “This song is just a big ol' party on the water. You can Booze Cruise out on a lake or right in your backyard with some buddies, some booze, tunes and a sprinkler.”
The band shared on Facebook: Brand new mix is out today on U.S. radio and to celebrate we made a lyric video! We've had an absolute blast performing this song these last couple of years. We hope this video captures what a blessing and joy it is for us to perform for the best fans in the world. Thank you!!!
Nothing Signals the return of Summer like New Music from Blackjack Billy! 


The original “The Booze Cruise” (TTA Music) single was sent to country radio back on May 21, 2013 by “popular demand” and were cited as being “the band all of Nashville is talking about2 with a debut song that radio would be “adding to your summer party mix”.


Blackjack Billy were described as “the essence of the new Country music scene.  Hit songs, incredible high energy show, dedication to the road"


"The Booze Cruise" original official Video published on Apr 26, 2013 has received over 3-million views on YouTube:



Booze cruise, summer groove, I wanna see your booty move, Woohoo! So many hotties


On June 1, 2015 the band promoted single “Why God Made Summertime” (Reviver Records) with a impact date set for June 29, 2015.
"Why God Made Summertime" was described as “breezy and refreshing as a cold beer in one hand and a tackle box full of hooks in the other”!  The summer-time fun number made an immediate impact with spins as a "Highway Find" on SiriusXM.
EVERYBODY IN THE POOL: The >> lyric video has had over 60K.

The band also promoting a new single “Tread” (2016 BjB Records) to Canada which is available for download:

The Nashville, TN based band, which consists of Brad Cummings (Drums/Vocals) and Ian Munsick (Bass/Vocals) along with Billings and Coplan – is currently in the studio working on their debut Reviver Records project. In addition, the country-rockers are adding dates to their concert schedule throughout the summer.

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Blackjack Billy Tour Dates:
May 19 - Miles City, Mont. - Bucking Horse Sale
May 21 - Denver, Colo. - The Barn Party
Jun 10 - Ballwin, Mo. - Ballwin Days
Jun 11 - Nevada, Mo. - Bushwacker Days
Jun 30 - Dauphin, MB, CAN - Dauphin Country Fest
Jul 02 - Saint Agapit, QC, CAN - Festival De Country Lobiniere
Jul 08 - Cavendish, PEI, CAN - Cavendish Beach Music Festival
Jul 15 - Grand Prairie, AB, CAN - Tee Pee Creek Stampede
Jul 21 - Yerington, Nev. - A Night In The Country
Aug 06 - Little Current, Ontario, CAN - Manitoulin Country Festival

About Blackjack Billy:






















Biography - Once upon a time them boys started jammin’ and God looked down and said, 'It is good.'

Every band has their unique success formula, for Blackjack Billy it is their combination of talented songwriters, and a drummer with a gift for live performance which led to them to being called the “Rolling Stones of country music.” Often called one of the hardest working bands in the business; when Blackjack Billy takes the stage with their unique blend of Country and Rock, heads turn and people take notice.
The guys play close to 100 shows a year across the U.S. and Canada, and are involved in every step of creating new music. From writing the songs to producing their own record, playing their own instruments in the studio, and even driving their own bus to the hundreds of must-see live shows they perform every year, this self-sufficient band of brothers is sticking to the goals that brought them together in the first place, to write and perform the best country songs they can.

Reviver Records is distributed by BDG, RED - A Division of SONY Music, LLC.

Craig Morgan new album A WHOLE LOT MORE TO ME set for June 3rd release


Nashville, TN...(April 26, 2016)...CRAIG MORGAN’S revealing new studio album, aptly titled, A WHOLE LOT MORE TO ME, is set for release on Black River Entertainment on June 3 but eager fans can pre-order the new music now! 































Available HERE, the A WHOLE LOT MORE TO ME album pre-order presents three tiered offerings with additional value for the country music fan:
Pre-Order #1:  Autographed A Whole Lot More To Me CD
Pre-Order #2:  Exclusive T-shirt + Autographed A Whole Lot More To Me CD
Pre-Order #3:  Autographed Breedlove Discovery Concert Acoustic Guitar + Exclusive T-shirt + Autographed A Whole Lot More To Me CD

After almost a year of intense focus in the studio, country music entertainer, military veteran and award-winning TV host CRAIG MORGAN is proud of the new collection, which he co-produced with Byron Gallimore (Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Lee Ann Womack).

Building on the proven hits "This Ole Boy," "Wake Up Lovin' You," "Bonfire," "International Harvester" and the six week #1, "That's What I Love About Sunday," the Black River Entertainment recording artist's music continues to evolve to new heights, working with GRAMMY® award winning producer Byron Gallimore for the first time, further defining the distinctly authentic Craig Morgan sound.

“I’ll Be Home Soon,” is an epic love song and one of many radio-ready hits on Morgan's highly anticipated project. He's written nearly half of the album's dozen tracks, and makes all of them his own. "I'm That Country" exudes Southern charm; "Remind Me Why I'm Crazy" showcases Morgan the crooner; "I Can't Wait to Stay" exults the joys of a small-town life; and "A Whole Lot More to Me" is a musical autobiography. The collection’s “When I’m Gone,” has already met critical acclaim with Music Row calling it a “powerhouse performance of a pile-driving song.” Each highlights his artistic renaissance. 

When I’m Gone” (RADIO EDIT; Black River Entertainment) was sent to country radio September 2, 2015 produced by Byron Gallimore & Craig Morgan. The single peaked at #48 on Bilboard Country Airplay



When I’m Gone” opens with driving production that isn’t too loud, sporting a drum beat, claps, and is that a hint of a banjo? The production sticks to the sound that Craig is known for, not traditional, but still very much modern country. This song celebrates life. The narrator
wants everyone to say that he lived life to the fullest, that he never backed down from anything, that he faced his fears, and lived exactly the way he wanted to, after he’s passed on. It’s an energetic song. You’d expect a stripped down ballad when you look at the story/theme of the song, but instead, Morgan gives a fresh, different spin on it. There’s no sadness here. No subdued atmosphere. When you’re listening to this song, you’re struck with the realization that this song really fits Craig Morgan well, as he lives his life fully and at high speed most of the time. Craig isn’t one to sit back and let time and life pass him by, and he certainly isn’t one who plays it safe…read more For The Country Record (Single Review)

Another standout on the project is “Hearts I Leave Behind,” which features Morgan’s gritty and poignant vocals with the soulful Christian rock band Third Day’s lead singer, Mac Powell.
The hard-touring artist has already been testing out the songs on the road, to stellar results. "When I'm Gone" becomes a call to action; "Country Side of Heaven" is an audience sing-along; and "Nowhere Without You," written by Michael McDonald, stands as an epic power ballad.

"I’ve got a renewed energy with this record," Morgan says emphatically. "In fact, I'm at the pinnacle of my career — producing, singing and touring. And this album epitomizes that. It's all about living to the fullest, and when people hear it, I know they'll relate it to their own lives."

OFFICIAL A WHOLE LOT MORE TO ME TRACK LISTING: 
1. “I’ll Be Home Soon” (Justin Ebach/ Steven Dale Jones/ John King)
2. “Living On Memories” (Craig Morgan/ Scott Stepakoff/ Josh Osborne)
3.  “All Cried Out” (Wendell Mobley/ Neil Thrasher/ Busbee)
4. “A Whole Lot More To Me” (Craig Morgan/ Mike Rogers)
5. “Hearts I Leave Behind” featuring Mac Powell (Nick Sturms/ Travis Meadows)
6. “Country Side Of Heaven” (Eric Paslay/ Dylan Altman/ Shane McAnally)
7. “Nowhere Without You” (Michael McDonald/ John Goodwin)
8. “I’m That Country” (Craig Morgan/ Mike Rogers/ Kevin Denney/ Tom Botkin)
9. “When I’m Gone” (Justin Ebach/ Steven Dale Jones)
10. “Who Would It Be” (Dylan Altman/ Will Hoge/ Gordie Sampson)
11. “Remind Me Why I’m Crazy” (Craig Morgan/ Jim McBride/ Phil O’Donnell)
12. “Can’t Wait To Stay” (Craig Morgan/ Phil O’Donnell)

ABOUT CRAIG MORGAN:  A multi-faceted entertainer, CRAIG MORGAN has made a name for himself as a country music icon, TV host, celebrated outdoorsman and patriotic Army veteran. One of country music’s best-loved artists, the Black River Entertainment artist thrills massive crowds with signature hits including “Bonfire,” “Almost Home,” “Redneck Yacht Club,” “International Harvester,” "This Ole Boy,” “Wake Up Lovin’ You” and the six week #1, “That’s What I Love About Sunday.” A WHOLE LOT MORE TO ME, is set for release on Black River Entertainment on June 3 but eager fans can pre-order the new music now at
craigmorgan.com/store.
Craig received one of country music’s highest honors when he was inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2008.
In addition to a prolific country music career, he hosts the award-winning TV show “Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors," set to premiere its seventh season on Outdoor Channel. Prior to becoming a country music star and TV sensation, Morgan spent seventeen years serving our country in the Army and Army Reserves. 
He is an avid supporter of America’s military personnel and a recipient of the 2006 USO Merit Award. For more information on Craig Morgan, visit www.craigmorgan.com and engage with him on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Dolly Parton announces dates for First Leg of 2016 'Pure & Simple' Tour

DOLLY PARTON ANNOUNCES DATES FOR FIRST LEG
OF 2016 
'PURE & SIMPLE' TOUR

Her Largest North American Tour in 25 Years Kicks Off June 3
 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 25, 2016) – Coming off the heels of a headline-making performance at the ACM Awards in early April, Dolly Parton is heading out on her largest North American tour in over two decades. Tickets are selling fast for the first leg of the Pure & Simple Tour, which will be a total of 16 dates. (See first 14 announced in tour schedule below)

Dolly Parton’s Pure & Simple Tour coincides with the summer release of her double-disc album Pure & Simple with Dolly’s Biggest Hits. The collection will include some of Parton’s most popular singles as well as a few new tracks. Parton’s set list will include the hits her fans love along with a few new songs from the double-disc album. She will also be playing songs that have not been heard live for decades.


Additional U.S. dates for Parton's 2016 historic tour will be announced soon, which includes her first trek into Canada in more than two decades. For the last 20 years, Parton has only played select dates in the U.S., but her 2016 tour will cover cities across North America.

The entertainment icon is on one of the biggest hot streaks of her career after her hugely successful TV movie, “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors,” attracted a network record of more than 15.8 million viewers. It was the most watched movie on network TV in more than three years and will be released on DVD May 3.

DOLLY PARTON PURE & SIMPLE TOUR DATES:
June 03 
Greensboro Coliseum - Greensboro, N.C.
June 04 
Infinite Energy Center - Duluth, Ga.
June 07 
Charleston Civic Center - Charleston, W.Va.
June 08 
Wolf Trap - Vienna, Va.
June 10 
Hard Rock - Northfield, Ohio
June 11 
Horseshoe Casino - Cincinnati, Ohio
June 12 
Artpark - Lewiston, N.Y.
June 15 
Mann Center - Philadelphia, Penn.
June 17 
Tanglewood - Lenox, Mass. | VIP
June 18 
Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion - Bangor, Maine
June 22 
Mohegan Sun Arena - Wilkes Barre, Penn.
June 25 
Forest Hills Stadium - Forest Hills, N.Y.
June 26 
PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, N.J.
June 28 
Consol Energy Center - Pittsburgh, Penn.

All Tickets and official VIP packages are available for the North American dates; details and purchasing info can be accessed at dollypartonentertainment.com/tour.
 

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ABOUT DOLLY PARTON:
An internationally renowned superstar, the iconic and irrepressible Dolly Parton has contributed countless treasures to the world of entertainment. All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, paid digital downloads and compilation usage during her illustrious career have topped a staggering 100 million records worldwide. Achieving 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards, Dolly has had 25 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a female artist.

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51st ACM Awards
Tex Ritter Award 3 April 2016
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Dolly has garnered 7 Grammy Awards, 10 Country Music Association Awards, 5 Academy of Country Music Awards, 3 American Music Awards and is one of only five female artists to win the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award. Making her film debut in the 1980 hit comedy “9 to 5,” Dolly earned rave reviews for her performance and an Oscar nomination for writing the title tune, along with her second and third Grammy Awards. Roles in “Steel Magnolias,” “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” “Rhinestone,” and “Straight Talk” followed. Dolly saw a cherished dream become a reality in 1986 with the opening of her own theme park, Dollywood, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. In 1988, Dolly began the Dollywood Foundation which funds Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library across America and in Canada by giving every preschool child a book each month from the time he or she is born until the child reaches kindergarten. Currently 60,000,000 books are mailed to children in the US, Canada and throughout the UK. In 1999, Dolly was inducted as a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. She has her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and in 2004, the U.S. Library of Congress presented her with their Living Legend Award for her contribution to the cultural heritage of the United States. In December 2015, more than 13 million tuned into “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” and was the most-watched film on broadcast networks since May 2012. To learn more about this American icon, visit DollyPartonEntertainment.com.