2018 Merlefest Initial Lineup & Midnight Jam Announced #Merlefest

2018 Merlefest Initial Lineup & Midnight Jam Announced #Merlefest

A few years ago {maybe 10 or so) I went to Merlefest for the first time. So. Much. Music. I have to say, it was pretty amazing. There was entertainment and vendors everywhere. And I got to see THE Emmylou Harris. Amazing, people. There were so many types of music there that I really think most people could find something that they not only liked, but loved. And I have to say, the 2018 Merlefest Initial Lineup is looking pretty sweet. Check it out below.
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John Anderson Signs With Absolute Publicity

John Anderson Signs With Absolute Publicity

When I used to work in radio, I loved playing John Anderson’s music. Personal favorites of mine were “Black Sheep,” “Seminole Wind” and my all time favorite, “Straight Tequila Night.” Honestly, I never get tired of hearing the latter. John Anderson has been a fixture in my musical universe since I was a child and I am happy to share some new developments in his career with you today with his new PR representation deal.
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Ricky Skaggs To Serve As Special Guest On 75th Santa Train #santatrainis75

Ricky Skaggs To Serve As Special Guest On 75th Santa Train #santatrainis75

Last year about this time exactly, we interviewed Ricky Skaggs here on Eat Play Rock. What a nice guy! Speaking of nice guy, this year Ricky Skaggs will serve as a special guest on the 75th Santa Train. This is the 75th Year of CSX’s Holiday Event and will take place on November 18th. Get all of the details below.
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Lucinda Williams Reimagines 1992 Classic Album With “This Sweet Old World”

Lucinda Williams Reimagines 1992 Classic Album With "This Sweet Old World"

If you are a fan of Lucinda Williams, then you will be interested to learn that she has a reimagining of her classic album, “Sweet Old World” coming out very soon. The new album entitled “This Sweet Old World” will include fresh arrangements, additional lyrics and bonus tracks. “This Sweet Old World” will be available for purchase on September 29th. Get all the details here!
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Songs And Stories With John Berry Debuts This Week On The Heartland Network

Song And Stories With John Berry Debuts This Week On The Heartland Network

The premiere episode of Songs and Stories with John Berry will be debuting this week on the Heartland Network. This premiere episode will air Thursday, August 3rd at 8PM EST and will feature special guest Billy Ray Cyrus. See a sneak peak of the show below and check out the Season 1 guest lineup!
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In Memory Of Gregg Allman

In Memory Of Gregg Allman

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We are sad to hear to the passing of Gregg Allman. Gregg Allman passed from complications from Liver Cancer Sunday, May 28th. He passed away at home surrounded by his family and loved ones in Macon, Ga. He had been working on a new solo album entitled, “Southern Blood”. He was 69 years old. [Read more…]

Switchfoot Hosting The 13th Annual Bro-Am To Give Back To San Diego Community

Switchfoot Hosting The 13th Annual Bro-Am To Give Back To San Diego Community

In 2005, Switchfoot Bro-Am began as a dream of combining 3 of the band’s favorite things: surfing, music and the local community. 13 years later, Bro-Am is hosting it’s 13th annual Bro-Am, an annual complimentary celebration that gives back to the San Diego community. Read on to get information about how you can attend and/or help out. [Read more…]

James Robert Webb Launches Sophomore Album Honky Tonk Revival

James Robert Webb Launches Sophomore Album Honky Tonk Revival

James Robert Webb’s new album is out now and it is getting great reviews! It includes his current single, “Six Strings & The Truth” and remakes of classics like George Jones’ “He Stopped Loving Her Today” and George Strait’s “Nobody In His Right Mind Would Have Left Her.” You can grab yourself a copy on iTunes as well as on Amazon! [Read more…]

Get The Band Back Together With These Sweet Deals From Guitar Center

Get The Band Back Together With These Sweet Deals From Guitar Center

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Did you have a garage band in high school or college? Do you often reminisce about your nights in the garage making sweet {or maybe not so sweet} music? If work, marriage and kids put your band on hold for a while, why not start it back now? Oh, I know, you need some instruments, don’t you? Well, here are some sweet deals to help get you and your band making music together again very soon.
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Country Singer Darryl Worley “Arrested” In Cupcake Caper

Country Singer Darryl Worley "Arrested" In Cupcake Caper

Before you all get too upset, no, Darryl Worley was not officially arrested. Worley participated in a crime scene investigation at his daughter’s school where the children got to take part in solving a “crime” while learning a little more about the criminal process. The children got to interrogate some of their teachers, as well as Darryl Worley. Although, there were several suspects in the cupcake thieving caper, in the end, Worley was found to be the thief and was “arrested.” He was such a good sport about the whole thing that he even got to return to the school and eat cupcakes with the amateur sleuths! [Read more…]