Mason Douglas Nashville CD Release Party

Rural Rhythm Country is pleased to announce the CD Release Party for the new COUNTRY ALBUM, “MY WILD HEART” by country music entertainer and songwriter, MASON DOUGLAS. The party will take place at The Listening Room located at 209 10th Avenue South, Suite 200, Nashville, TN at 6:00 pm.

This incredible new country album features 11 original songs by Mason Douglas including the first single release “Anything Can Happen” that has been serviced to radio via Play MPE, DMDS and Airplay Direct.  Mason was recently featured in the Country Music Association’s CMA Close-Up Magazine’s Debut Spotlight and received rave reviews for this first national release.

Robert K. Oermann, Music Row recently wrote, “Who is Mason Douglas, and where has he been all my life? I don’t know when I have heard a more accomplished debut single. And he wrote it all by himself. Give that man a DisCovery Award.” —Wow. This guy’s wedding song takes off like a rocket ship and blazes across your brain with its jets firing wide open. Power and drive to spare. The CD is titled My Wild Heart, and you can bet I’ll be playing the rest of it.

“MY WILD HEART” encompasses a wide variety of songs including true fan favorite party songs from his powerful live performances, “Big Bad Wolf”, “Trabajo Manana (Fiesta Today)”,  “Getting’ Warmed Up”, “For the Girls”, to his mesmerizing and beautiful love songs like “Hesitate”, “People Fall In Love”, “Speak to Me”, and the heartfelt uplifting “That’s a Life” to name a few.  “MY WILD HEART” is now available for purchase now via iTunes, Amazon.com and many more major outlets.

Lonesome River Band’s New Album

Rural Rhythm Records is very proud to announce today’s new release, “STILL LEARNING” by the Lonesome River Band.  This super group is lead by the award-winning banjoist Sammy Shelor who is joined by: Brandon Rickman (guitar, lead vocals), Andy Ball (mandolin, lead vocals), Mike Hartgrove (fiddle) and Mike Anglin (bass, vocals).  Rickman explains the meaning behind his original song, “I’m Still Learning” that was of course the inspiration for the title.  “We all thought that this song really describes LRB today.  Learning something new every day and seeing things a whole new way has been the creative path and our attitude ever since the five of us got together.”

The Lonesome River Band was back on top with their last album, “NO TURNING BACK” reaching #1 on numerous charts including staying #1 on the Bluegrass Unlimited Top 15 Album Chart for 3 months in a row.  The album included two chart singles, “Them Blues,” (the #1 song for 2 months in a row), plus the hit, “Like a Train Needs a Track.  “STILL LEARNING” certainly picks up where “NO TURNING BACK” left off.  The first single, “Record Time Machine,” written by Marvin E. Clark (who also co-wrote “Like a Train Needs a Track”) has received rave reviews from key radio hosts including:

“Man, I love it!! It’s a HIT!!” – Kyle Cantrell, Sirius-XM Radio “Bluegrass Junction”

“FABULOUS! That’s a winner!!” – Terry Herd, Bluegrass Radio Network “Into the Blue”

“STILL LEARNING” is available at all fine outlets including iTunes, Amazon, and many more.

Next year the Lonesome River Band will celebrate their 30th Anniversary and these band members are certainly carrying on tradition with “STILL LEARNING.”  Their new single and album will surely dominate the bluegrass charts again and we are still learning how high the ceiling is for this top group.

The Lonesome River Band can also be heard on the upcoming new album, “GRAVES MOUNTAIN – LIVE” recorded live last month at the Graves Mountain Festival of Music in Syria, Virginia celebrating Rural Rhythm Records 55th Anniversary.

For more information on the Lonesome River Band including their tour schedule and other news, please visit www.lonesomeriverband.com or the label’s site at www.RuralRhythm.com. Media information and request are available at HopeRiverEntertainment.com/lrb.htm and Booking provided by Roe Entertainment.

New Country single by Mason Douglas

New Country Single Release by Mason Douglas
Rural Rhythm Records Launches Country Arm of Label

Nashville, TN (Tuesday, June 15, 2010) Rural Rhythm Records is very proud to announce the first single release, “Anything Can Happen” by country music entertainer, Mason Douglas. This original song is from his upcoming July 27, 2010 album, “MY WILD HEART.” This will be the first country album release by Rural Rhythm Records who also launched their new country music arm of the label including a brand new website at:  www.ruralrhythmcountry.com

Popular radio host, “Big D and Bubba” have been spinning Mason’s music for years and were thrilled to bring him into their studio recently to record an interview and play his new single, “Anything Can Happen.” Big D and Bubba’s syndicated radio show can be heard in Nashville and throughout the country.

“Putting everything you love back into country music” is what singer/songwriter Mason Douglas set out to do on this debut album.  Mason’s fans have become addicted to his distinguished diversity, some saying he sounds like Chris Isaak with his signature, sexy falsettos; some saying Garth Brooks with his honesty and range; and other even saying he’s country music’s Rob Thomas.  Look for a feature article on Mason in the June/July 2010 issue of the Country Music Association’s CMA Close-Up Magazine.

The single, “Anything Can Happen” is available for purchase now via iTunes, Amazon.com and other digital retailers with album pre-ordering also available.

Radio is being serviced via DMDS and AirplayDirect.com:

– More info on DMDS: YANGAROO’s patented Digital Media Distribution System (DMDS) is a leading secure B2B digital delivery solution for the music and advertising industries. DMDS is a Web-based delivery system that pioneers secure digital file distribution by incorporating biometrics, high-value encryption and watermarking. DMDS replaces the physical distribution of audio and video content for music, music videos, and advertising to television, radio, media, retailers, award shows and other authorized recipients with more accountable, effective, and far less costly digital delivery of broadcast quality media via the Internet.

– More info on AIRPLAY DIRECT: AirPlay Direct is a digital delivery system developed for artists, radio programmers and music industry professionals sending secure broadcast quality music and digital press kits to radio stations, booking agents, promoters and music supervisors worldwide.

Mason Douglas is currently on tour including upcoming performances in Boise-ID, Portland-OR, Los Angeles-CA, Tucson-AZ, Newnan-GA, Chattanooga-TN and more. For more information on Mason Douglas please visit www.masondouglasmusic.com.

Media inquiries including high res photos and available at: http://www.hoperiverentertainment.com/masondouglas.htm

Donna Hughes Receives Multiple Honors from Various Organizations

Donna Hughes
Donna Hughes

Acclaimed songwriter and national touring artist, DONNA HUGHES has just received numerous honors and nominations by a variety of organizations in recent weeks including being nominated by The Carolina Music Awards for the Country Female Vocalist of the Year. Winners will be announced at the 2nd Annual Carolina Music Awards Show on August 15, 2009 at the Progress Energy Center in Downtown, Raleigh, NC.  Fans can still cast their vote at the organization’s website at: CarolinaMusicAwards.com

Hughes’ current CD, GAINING WISDOM (Rounder Records), has also garnered 4 nominations by the Just Plain Folks Music Organization for Bluegrass Album of the Year, Country Song of the Year (“Hold On“), and Bluegrass Song of the Year (“Bottom of a Glass” and “What I’m Looking For.”) Just Plain Folks is a community of over 51,500 songwriters, recording artists and music industry professionals and host to the world’s largest independent music awards.  The Awards Show will be held Saturday, August 29, 2009 from 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, TN.

The International Bluegrass Music Association has chosen Donna Hughes as a 2009 IBMA Showcase Artist where she will perform with her band at this year’s IBMA World of Bluegrass held at the Nashville Convention Center in September.

Hughes has recently been in the studio recording a new bluegrass album with producer and bluegrass legend, J. D. Crowe.  This will be her second Rounder Records release and comes on the heels of her acclaimed “Gaining Wisdom” album produced by legendary guitarist, Tony Rice.  The CD featured many of Hughes’ original songs complimented with guest vocals by Alison Krauss, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Rhonda Vincent and more. 

For more information on Donna Hughes, please visit www.donnahughes.com

#1 Album, #1 single for Lonesome River Band

Lonesome River Band
Lonesome River Band

Wow – well deserved recognition for the Lonesome River Band.  They have the #1 ALBUM (“NO TURNING BACK“) on  July’s Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine (BU) Top 15 album chart marking the third consecutive month holding the #1 spot!  The band is also celebrating the #1 SINGLE, “Them Blues” on the July Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine  Top 30 Singles Chart.  Yet another single, Like a Train Needs a Trackclimbs again reaching #19 on the same chart. 

We can’t agree more with The Bluegrass Special who recently said, “In its 25-year history of making memorable music the Lonesome River Band has arguably never been stronger than it is on NO TURNING BACK.  If this album doesn’t earn a place on a lot of year-end Best Of lists, something’s amiss, because few other albums in any genre boast finer singing, songwriting, playing or more conviction than this gem.”  We hope that this year brings lots of International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards for this band!  We know we are voting for LRB!!

With all of this good news, there is more!  Next week Rural Rhythm Records will release the debut solo album by  Brandon Rickman titled YOUNG MAN, OLD SOUL” on June 30th.   The first single, “Always Have, Always Will is already receiving incredible feedback from radio, media and fans and is already a top song on our iTunes! 

Many congrats to: Sammy Shelor , Brandon Rickman, Mike Hartgrove, Andy Ball and Mike Anglin! 

“Home Free” song benefiting ALS Foundation

"Word and Music" - Order your copy today!
"Word and Music" - Order your copy today!

Mason Douglas’ original song, “Home Free” is featured on the new CD, “Words & Music Nashville” now on sale at www.AdoitRecords.com.  The CD also includes songs by Vince Melamed (“Walkaway Joe”), Craig Monday (“Heaven Is A Small Town” and more by Nashville songwriters.  “I am very excited to have Home Free included on the first Adroit Records release and honored to be included among so many amazing and even legendary writers! It seems well overdue that someone gave the public the opportunity to hear the music that we all tell our visiting friends and family about,” said Mason.

 

Mason announced he will be donating his portion of the proceeds from this recording to the ALS Foundation, a nonprofit organization working to increase public awareness of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.  Adroit Records announced they will match Mason’s contribution to help strike out ALS.

Mason Douglas in Country Weekly 12/29

mason-small2Check out next week’s Country Weekly Magazine (12/29) and see MASON DOUGLAS featured in the LISTEN UP section and get your free download of his song, “Goodbye Woman

Visit www.countryweekly.com/freemusic

Mason Douglas to Appear at Christmas4Kids

Mason Douglas
Mason Douglas

Country music performer, Mason Douglas will appear at the Christmas4Kids Tour Bus Show on December 15, 2008 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  The event will be in the Hendersonville, TN in the Wal-mart parking lot.

For more info, visit   www.christmas4kids.org/tourbusshow.html
Please stop by for a meet and greet with Mason and other entertainers on the tour buses.  All proceeds from the event go for Christmas presents for the children.

2008 IBMA World of Bluegrass – Nashville

What a fantastic week at IBMA’s World of Bluegrass in Nashville last week!  THANK YOU to all the folks that came to the Hope River Entertainment After Hours showcase last Saturday night.  Fantastic performances by The Donna Hughes Band, Brand News Strings (great to see these guys together in this brand new band), Melonie Cannon, Lonesome River Band and Jett’s Creek.  Unfortunately Charlie Sizemore was under the weather, so at we were very proud to have the G2 Band from Sweden fill in at the last minute and they were awesome!  We’ll be posting some more comments and pics, but in the meantime, here’s a few pics from the week to get us started.

Jon Weisberger and Carrie Hassler
Jon Weisberger and Carrie Hassler
Melonie Cannon and Donna Hughes
Melonie Cannon and Donna Hughes

 

Country artist, Mason Douglas with Melonie Cannon
Country artist, Mason Douglas with Melonie Cannon
Bob Mitchell and Audie Blaylock
Bob Mitchell and Audie Blaylock