Category: Entertainment & Music News

Johnny Cash Museum Also Reaches Milestone One Millionth Customer

Icon Entertainment Group, the parent company for both the Johnny Cash Museum and Patsy Cline Museum, is busting with joy this holiday season with the acknowledgement that their “glossed” and “new” museums helped secure Nashville the #8 spot on National Geographic‘s “The Cool List 2018”. This spotlight came just a few days before Toronto, Canada couple Jackie and Tony Seccombe became the Johnny Cash Museum’s one millionth customers.

“The 2017 holiday season is especially bright this year as we reached a monumental one million guests in just over four and a half years at the Johnny Cash Museum,” says Founder Bill Miller. “The Seccombe’s are proof that Johnny Cash continues to have an international impact on fans across the globe. Within the same seven days to see both the Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline Museums highlighted in National Geographic‘s ‘The Cool List 2018’ is an astonishing accomplishment and we’re proud of the team that we have at Icon Entertainment Group.”

National Geographic‘s “The Cool List 2018” highlights 18 destinations that the publication expects to “make it big” in 2018.  Nashville was listed #8 on the list with the publication stating, “Like famous former resident Taylor Swift, Nashville has glossed itself up in recent years, with new museums devoted to Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash…” To read the full piece, click here.

At 1:55 PM CT on Tuesday, December 12 Jackie and Tony Seccombe of Toronto, Canada purchased the one millionth (and one million and one) ticket to the Johnny Cash Museum.  The couple was presented with a gift bag full of more than $100 of Johnny Cash Museum merchandise and a pass that will guarantee them two adult admissions to the museum anytime they visit throughout 2018. In addition, the one millionth ticket and a photo of them is currently being framed and will be presented to the Seccombe’s.

 

Icon Entertainment Group, the parent company for The Johnny Cash Museum, also owns and operates Nudie’s Honky Tonk and Skull’s Rainbow Room. It was recently announced that a Merle Haggard museum and restaurant will be among their award-winning offerings in the summer of 2018.

About The Johnny Cash Museum

Earning the AAA Gem rating, The Johnny Cash Museum experience has quickly spread around the globe with outlets like CNN, USA Today, Parade, The NY Times, The NY Post, Billboard, Vogue, Southern Living, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, Yahoo, Huffington Post, London’s NME, etc. all buzzing about the attraction. You never know who you will see at the museum as celebrities like Former VP and Nobel Prize winner Al Gore, CMT Nashville cast members, Noah Galloway, Dancing With The Stars Val Chmerkovskiy, Weezer, The Oak Ridge Boys and American Pickers’ Mike Wolfe have all been spotted at the attraction. Located at 119 Third Avenue South between Demonbreun and Broadway, the Johnny Cash Museum is open every day from 9 AM to 6 PM. General admission is $18.95 with discounts for AAA, military, senior citizen and youth (6-15). “The Man in Black: The Style of Johnny Cash, Curated by Manuel” will become the newest exhibition for the attraction when it open on February 26, 2018 (Johnny’s birthday). Since opening its doors in April 2013, The Johnny Cash Museum has expanded twice adding a café and additional exhibition space.  The latest wing of exhibits profile “Walk the Line,” The Carter Family and Cash Covers in addition to green screen technologies that enable fans to get a picture with Johnny Cash. The museum has received numerous accolades for their exhibitions and services:

  • Top 10 Trending U.S. Attraction for Fall 2017 – TripAdvisor
    • November 2017
  • Top 25 Trending U.S. Attractions for Summer 2017 – TripAdvisor
    • July 2017
  • Top 5 Museums Dedicated to Pop-Rock Music (worldwide) – Marie Claire
    • June 2017
  • Top 3 Best Things to Do in Nashville – Orbitz
    • July 2017
  • Top 10 Best Attractions in Nashville- USA Today
    • June 2017
  • Gem Rating – AAA
  • #1 Must Visit Museum for Music Lovers [Worldwide] – Conde Nast’s Traveler
    • September 22, 2014
  • #1 Pitch Perfect Museum [Worldwide] – National Geographic
    • October 2, 2013
  • 5 Nashville Must Sees – Forbes
    • September 27, 2013
  • 7 Great American Vacation Spots (That Won’t Bust Your Budget) – Time
    • July 3, 2014
  • 50 Reasons We’re Thankful to be Southern – Southern Living
    • November 2012
  • 22 Reasons You Should Visit Nashville – Huffington Post
    • January 25th, 2014
  • Top 10 Tennessee Spots for Music Lovers – Rolling Stone
    • September 16, 2014
  • Best Culture Stop in Nashville – Money Magazine
    • May 1, 2014

To stay updated on the museum, visit the following:

 

Website: www.johnnycashmuseum.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/johnnycashmuseum

Twitter: @CashMuseum

Instagram: @CashMuseum

About Patsy Cline Museum

 

Located on the second floor at 119 Third Avenue South, the Patsy Cline Museum houses the largest collection of Patsy Cline artifacts in the world featuring personal letters, photographs, costumes, clothing and household furnishings from her Nashville dream house that have been locked away for more than fifty years. Guests travel back to her humble beginnings in Winchester, VA and see family photos, possessions and even the very booth she waitressed as a teenager at Gaunt’s Drugstore. Never-before-seen costumes that exhibit her transition from western cowgirl to torch singing headliner are also be on display. Many of the costumes exhibited are creations designed and sewn by her mother, Hilda. Patrons also have the unique opportunity to step inside Patsy’s famed Rec Room, an exhibition containing original furnishings owned and used by Cline and her husband Charlie Dick. A bio film documents Patsy’s career and is hosted by noted actress Beverly D’Angelo, who was nominated for a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Patsy Cline in the 1980 film “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” Since opening in April of 2017, it has already acquired the following accolades:

#3 Best Things to Do In Nashville This Spring – Country Living

  • #2 on Nashville’s 10 Best Museums – Where Traveler
    • May 2017
  • Nashville Must SeeForbes
    • June 2017
  • #3 Best Things to Do in Nashville – Orbitz

July 2017

 

More information on the museum is below:

 

Attraction: Patsy Cline Museum

Address: 119 Third Avenue South, Second Floor, Nashville, TN 37202

Hours: Daily 9 AM – 6 PM CT

General Admission: $18.95

Website: www.patsymuseum.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Patsyclinemuseum/

Twitter: @ClineMuseum

 

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers’ Native Heart Debuts at #14 on iTunes Chart

Roger Clyne and The Peacemaker’s eighth studio album, Native Heart, is now available through all digital retailers. The ten-track project was produced by Grammy winning legend Steve Berlin and mixed by Michael Brauer at the iconic Electric Lady Studios; they shine new light on a band that’s built a career on trekking their own path with their own sound style of twang and taller-than-life characters of the Southwest to a rock & roll soundtrack. The group will celebrate the release of Native Heart with a show tonight at Livewire in Scottsdale, AZ. Tickets are available on their website, www.rogerclyneandthepeacemakers.com.

About Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers
Bridging the gap between rock & roll, roadhouse Americana, and the music sounds of the southwestern United States, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers have carved their own path over 15 years. They’ve traveled the world, sent eight albums to the top of the Billboard Internet Sales Chart, launched an annual music festival in Mexico, started their own line of ultra premium tequila and built a global community of music-lovers and peacemakers – all while remaining 100% independent.

The band’s roots run deep, sinking back to a time with The Refreshments – the hometown heroes of Phoenix during the mid-1990s, fueled by a major-label deal with Mercury Records, a popular song (”Banditos”) on American rock radio and MTV and the unique distinction of being both the composers and performers of the theme song for the cultural favorite “King of the Hill” TV show. All served to introduce Roger Clyne’s songwriting to a national audience. The Refreshments sang about Mexico, liquored-up bandits and troubadours, mixing the lore of the American Southwest with guitar muscle and pop/rock melody. Clyne deepened that sound with his next project, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers, a roots rock sound relying not on a record label for support, but on near-constant touring and a rare, genuine connection with fans.

In April of 2017, the band’s founders, Roger Clyne & PH Naffah, appeared in a documentary, “Here’s To Life,” about The Refreshments. Which celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the debut album, Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy. Two decades after its release, the album continues to influence a wide range of rock and country musicians, 12 of who put their own stamp on the album’s music with an upcoming, all-star tribute album recreation of Fizzy Fuzzy Big and Buzzy.

Native Heart

  1. Flowerin’
  2. Every Kind of Lucky
  3. Sunday Drivin’
  4. Arizona Night
  5. Barons to Break
  6. Shadyside
  7. ¡Viva Love!
  8. Hello Tiger
  9. Fun
  10. So May You

Benji Harris’ Debut, Self-Titled, Solo Project Premieres At Online Retailers Today

Benji Harris Debut Self-Titled Solo Project

Benji Harris Debut Self-Titled Solo Project

The first solo release from Benji Harris hits iTunes and other online retailers today, etching a career benchmark for the celebrated vocalist and guitarist that has toured with headliners and scored a top hit on CMT and Music Row with his previous trio, Scarletta. Kick starting his summer with the announcement of the project on Cumulus’ NASH FM morning show Ty, Kelly and Chuck, Benji performed at the Wildhorse Saloon and greeted fans at the RFD-TV booth in the Exhibit Hall during the 2017 CMA Fest and was most recently on the Hard Rock Café Stage at WSMV NBC’s show “Today in Nashville.”

“I played this new record for the first time with a full band at the album release show in Nashville on Tuesday,” says Benji. “Man did it feel good to see the crowd enjoying the new songs and to get all the positive responses from the live stream that Center Stage Magazine hosted. I’ve watched some of the best in the business perform and grow while I was out on the road with them and I finally feel ready to share my own music with country fans.”

Fans can download the project on iTunes by clicking here. Benji premiered the record to his Nashville area fans and industry professionals before a packed house at The Country on Tuesday. Among those in attendance was Cassadee Pope, the 2012 winner of NBC’s The Voice that would go on to chart a #1 Billboard Country album (Frame by Frame) and #1 Billboard Country Airplay single Think of You with Chris Young. Benji, who also serves as a guitarist and vocalist on Cassadee’s tour, joins her on the stage each night performing the Chris Young portion of the #1 hit.Benji cooking up stir fry for Battered and Brewed’s “Music In The Kitchen”
Ty, Kelly and Chuck’s Ty Bentli, Benji Harris and Ty, Kelly and Chuck’s Chuck Wicks

Benji will be making a return appearance on Ty, Kelly and Chuck on July 17 and will be sharing his latest music with the patients at The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt via Seacrest Studios on July 21.

To stay updated on Benji, visit the following:

Website: www.benjiharris.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/thebenjiharris/
Twitter: @thebenjiharris
Instagram: www.instagram.com/thebenjiharris/

About Benji Harris

Since moving to Nashville in 2009, this Dallas native has found a welcomed home on Music Row. His country/rock trio Scarletta (2009-2014) had a Top 30 radio hit in 2012, and a popular music video in high rotation on CMT. They gained critical acclaim from Billboard and the Country Music Association as a top act to watch. He even found viral success and salutes from country headliner Jake Owen with a trio of parodies celebrating his daughter’s birth. Since leaving the band in 2014, Benji has lent his instrumental and vocal talents to projects and tours for stars like Sam Hunt, Jana Kramer, Cassadee Pope, and Carly Pearce. Pope’s fans see Benji in the spotlight every night on tour when they perform the Chris Young duet Think of You. This father of two beautiful daughters is excited for the opportunity to finally share a project of his own. Benji co-wrote five of the six songs on the EP that is available now via iTunes and all major online retailers.

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Kally O’Mally

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Musik Radio Promotions

presents

Kally O’Mally

Genre
Country, Bluegrass

Location
United States

Label
Musik and Film

Website
Click Here

Songwriter/Publisher
O’Mally , Wrench

Music, dancing and fireflies floating in the sawgrass.   You’ve got a caller and a band and folks having fun under the moonlight.  With lyrics rooted in scenes of the deep south, think lights strung up around an outdoor patio in the heart of a town where they still love to square dance, it’s what ties them together.  You’ll find yourself wanting to take a turn into A Love Like This!

Few powerhouse talents are capable of taking a vision from inception all the way through to product and Kally O’Mally is one of them.    O’Mally hails from a Kentucky lineage that has generations of musical roots,  “I was enthralled by the music of my youth and far more interested in the stereo than the television.  My parents had a classic country and Southern Rock record collection that consisted of Loretta Lynn, Waylon Jennings, Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Anne Murray, Barbara Mandrell and others.”  That love of music laid the foundation of what’s clearly a longtime pursuit towards mastery and a willingness to push her own limits to bring her music to fruition.

O’Mally grew up in South Florida which helped cultivate her deep love of world musics and Latin rhythms. “South Florida is steeped in an incredible variety of world sounds, rich horn sections and energetic percussive beats; congas, bongos, steel drums, you name it.   Anything to get people grooving and dancing and having a good time.  When I’ve accomplished that, I’m happy.”  O’Mally has a particular knack for combining styles and can move from writing a classic traditional sounding song like, Bourbon on my Deathbed to the more raucous and tongue in cheek, Wild West Medicine Show.  An admitted computer geek with a competitive side, she was inspired to jump into sound engineering so she could fully execute her musical vision.  Being a multi-instrumentalist makes it even easier for her.  O’Mally is at home and comfortable playing guitar, keyboard, bass, ukulele and a whole host of percussion instruments.

O’Mally currently resides in Northern, California (Sacramento), where she performs live throughout the region.

Kirby

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Musik Radio Promotions

presents

Kirby

Genre
Pop, Rock, Adult Contemporary

Location
United Kingdom

Label
Label VMGSounds

Website
Click Here

Songwriter/Publisher
Michael Jay/Dex Nicholson/Wayne C. McDonald Publishers: Rhythm Addiction/PRS (BMI)

KIRBY is 16 years old from the East Midlands in England, United Kingdom. Approximately 12 months ago her Mum uploaded a cover on facebook showing KIRBY singing. This video had over 10000 hits and since this time KIRBY has continued to manage her own social media presence and promotion.

In January 2016 KIRBY was scouted by Adam Cornes the founder of @ViewMyGig after she reached the Grand Final of national singing compettiion OpenMic UK. KIRBY actually lives in the same town as Adam and he gave her an opportunity in May to support ex Stereo Kicks Artist Chris Leonard. After hearing KIRBY perform live he instantly saw that she had something special and he has subsequently taken her under his professional wing.

About

“KIRBY is unique, current and talented. She is a breath of fresh air.”

– Adam Cornes – ViewMyGig

Musik Radio Promotions Presents Brent Daniels Genre Country Location United States Label Independant

Please enable images to see artist photoBrent Daniels began singing when he was able to talk and first began playing the guitar at the age of 7. His career path took a different turn towards electronics. However, as Brent would sing on his job sites, he was constantly asked, “Why aren’t you pursuing a musical career”?

Brent came to the conclusion that a lot of kind people were behind him that wanted to see his musical aspirations become a reality, “So I put down my voltage meter as an electrician..Picked up a microphone..and dusted off my guitar”.

Then three years ago Brent got a break. Robyn Robins (the founding member of Bob Seger & The silver bullet band) discovered him through one of his best friends at the university. Robyn instantly recognized a different kind of voice.

That’s “Something” that couldn’t be heard in many others he had auditioned and produced. Robyn’s advice, “Good singers come and go in this business, but great singers will stand the test of time” was taken to heart and a plan developed to record an album, “Every Road Has A Turn”.

The album was recorded with some of the best players in Nashville including .Lee Hendricks, Eric Church’s bass player’; Steve Hinson Steel guitar for Randy Travis and Troy Lancaster…Tim McGraw’s guitar player.

This first release on the album “My First Friday Night”, was written by hit song writer, Dallas Davidson. Brent instantly felt the personal aspect of this song in the way it related to his first love. His voice brought a special delivery to the song that reaches to the heart.

Brent’s motivation is the joy of making someone smile “when they hear my songs”. He titled the album “Every Road Has A Turn” as it fits the time in his life right now. Brent say, I’m stepping out on a new road..That I always knew was out there”.

Nick Dakota

Please enable images to see artist photoMusik Radio Promotions presents Nick Dakota

Genre: Country, Rock Location: United States

Label: Independant

Nick Dakota has been singing and playing in bands since he was 16.  “Every year something significant comes through for me that leads to greater and greater opportunity”, he says.

This year, Nick was fortunate to have Robyn Robins (of Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band) produce his current album. Robyn believes highly in the talents of Nick and the future of his music career. “We feel Nick has great potential. The songs, vocal delivery and overall production are great”, quotes Robyn.

This album definitely defines the meaning of top quality production.. The fidelity speaks for itself. The album was recorded with some of the best players in Nashville including Lee Hendricks (Eric Church’s bass player), Steve Hinson(steel guitar for Randy Travis) and Troy Lancaster (Tim McGraw’s guitar player).

The goal of the project was to create a multi genre, listener friendly album, with lyrics and musical  content ringing true to any listener.  This first single, “How Cool is That”, achieved that goal with the help of hit songwriters, L. Hengber and S. Williams.

Nick is now spending alot of time in his personal studio in Saugituck,MI writing and preparing for his next album due to begin in March 2015. To stay sharp, he also plays the occasional showcase to keep his live chops up for touring.

Nick says, “singing and playing has stuck with me to that point in your life when it’s time to decide a career”.  Nick is sticking with his vision and following his dream.

Ronny Morris

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Musik Radio Promotions
presents
Ronny Morris

Genre
Rokc, Pop, Adult Contemporary

Location
Denmark

Label
Morris Music / Lifted House.

Songwriter/Publisher
Morris, Reservoir Media Affiliation: Koda / Ascap

Danish singer-songwriter Ronny Morris debut new alt-rock single “I’ll Survive”. After seeing his music in major TV shows like One Tree Hill, Brothers and Sisters and the Ghost Whisperer the Danish artist new single marks Morris’ latest release with Danish label/publishing group and Reservoir partner Lifted House, with whom Ronny signed as a writer last year.
About the single, Morris says, “A few years back I was invited to record a charity single in support of the families for the 2004 Indian Ocean-tsunami victims together with band members from Small Faces and Ronnie Wood from The Rolling Stones. I was deeply touched about their personal stories and great losses, that I somehow had to find a outlet for all these emotions. I guess ‘I´ll Survive’ came out of that.”
“I’ll Survive” was recorded in Stockholm and New York and produced by Adam Kviman (Eagle Eye Cherry) and Brian Sperber (Moby, 3 Doors Down). In addition to the main edit, several remixes will be made available, including cuts by Sidelmann and Michael A.M.
Morris shot the music video for “I’ll Survive” in New York on Super 8 with Danish director and photographer Thomas Fryd. Check it out  on YouTube

 

Matt Makaha

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Musik Radio Promotions presents Matt Makaha

Genre
Adult Contemporary, Country, Americana, College

Location
United States

Label
Indie

 

Songwriter/Publisher
David Kimo Chong ASCAP

“Matt Makaha is a Hawaii-based singer/songwriter.  In 2007, he had his song “I almost said I loved you” placed in the ABC TV soap opera “One Life To Live.” He has songs licensed to Louar Music, IFMP, Platinum Music (UK), Daddy Jack Music, Pump Audio, and Scorekeepers Music.  He writes both vocal and instrumental pieces in the genres of Pop, Rock, R&B, Country, Metal, and Jazz.  “