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OFFICIAL RE-ISSUE OF 2014 ALBUM, ‘THE OUTSIDERS’ SET FOR JUNE 12th RELEASE

THIS LANDMARK, CHART-TOPPING STATEMENT COMES WITH 
BONUS TRACKS & SPECIAL PACKAGING

The most successful country album of 2014, ‘The Outsiders’ is a true
statement of intent, defining the North Carolina story-teller’s view that song-writing shouldn’t be restrained by convention or by style.

There’s a lot of current talk about the crossover between country and rock, which makes now the perfect time for this ground-breaking outing to be getting an official June 12th re-issue via Snakefarm Records across CD, double gatefold vinyl & digital, complete with special packaging and extra tracks – including a bonus CD of live material with the LP.

Pre-order the album HERE.

Simply, ‘The Outsiders’ was boldly blurring those rock / country lines back in 2014, with tracks such as ‘That’s Damn Rock & Roll’ and the title song showing that Eric and his band needed no encouragement to move into the rock ‘n’ roll fast lane; elsewhere, numbers such as ‘A Man Who Was Gonna Die Young’ and ‘Talladega’ show the artist in a more vulnerable, retrospective light, but every number is bound together by the same consuming desire to follow the natural flow of the music and to keep things real.

These recordings, over-seen as usual by producer Jay Joyce, weren’t going to be judged on how perfect they were; the litmus test was simply ‘how does it feel?’, both for listener and performer – which is why the aforementioned ‘A Man Who Was Gonna Die Young’ is essentially a microphone check that turned into a spontaneous performance. and why the spoken word intro to ‘Devil, Devil’ (‘Princess Of Darkness’) was recorded on Eric‘s phone in the Opry Mills mall parking lot in Nashville!

Now at double platinum status in the US, ‘The Outsiders’ stands for all of those values most closely associated with Eric Church – creativity over commerce, “front row over Music Row”, remembering earlier, tougher times, and thinking well outside of the box… in fact, reducing that box to matchwood.

In those earlier times, Eric saw something in the crowd that struck a chord. He felt they needed a voice – a cause, not just to rally behind but to be a key part of; and with ‘The Outsiders’, studio album Number 4, artist and audience came together to make a collective fist.

Dylan Scott Reaches 2 RIAA Milestones; Double Platinum for #1 Single, “My Girl,” and Gold for Self-Titled Debut Album

Curb Records recording artist Dylan Scott hits the RIAA Double Platinum certification with his US #1 single, “My Girl.” The track, which was the #6 most played country song of 2017, as well as the #40 song of the decade according to Mediabase, hit #1 on the Mediabase and Billboard charts in July 2017.

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‘WALK, RIDE, RODEO’ NETFLIX PARTY & INSTAGRAM LIVE Q&A TO BE HOSTED BY DUO HALEY & MICHAELS AND AMBERLEY SNYDER

Nashville duo Haley & Michaels have today announced that they will be hosting a Netflix Party with Amberley Snyder, to join fans for an online viewing of the 2019 film inspired by her inspirational story, ‘Walk, Ride, Rodeo’, on Thursday June 25th at 7pm BST / 1pm CST. To get involved, download the Netflix Party extension for Chrome and follow the duo on social media (Instagram / Facebook / Twitter) to get the link on the day.

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TYLER FARR NEW EP, ‘ONLY TRUCK IN TOWN’ OUT NOW

BBR Music Group’s chart-topping Tyler Farr brand new EP, Only Truck in Town  has been  released digitally as of Friday June 5th. His first body of work since 2015, the EP features four songs, including his current single “Only Truck in Town.” The music video for the EP title track and current single premiered on CMT’s Hot 20 Countdown on Saturday.
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The Chris Armstrong Live Stream – 03/06/2020

Back indoors in the CMNI man-cave for this one where we have a bit of country music in the mix and Chris takes us on his Country Music journey from the beginning of his love of Country Music.

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The Chris Armstrong Live Stream – 27/05/2020

The latest live stream saw Chris broadcast live from the family farm in Co. Antrim. Complete with goats and a Ford tractor, it truly was unique! Have a listen!

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Podcast 68

In our latest instalment we chat to Eric Paslay about his new single and what he’s been up to during lock down. We also hear from Jordan Davis about his self titled EP out now and Sam Hunt and Eric Church about their respective family’s role in past world wars as America reflects for Memorial Day.

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The Chris Armstrong Live Stream – 20/05/2020

Back for another Wednesday night with the Virtual Pub folks! Have a listen! Also avaliable as per usual, on spotify, TuneIn and Apple podcasts!

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The Chris Armstrong Live Stream – 15/05/2020

Friday night weekly stream is done and here’s the audio! Two hours of amazing country from the likes of Brad Paisley, Faith Hill, Montgomery Gentry and much more! Brand new music from Kip Moore, Brothers Osborne and Travis Denning.

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The Chris Armstrong Live Stream – 13/05/2020

Back again for another Wednesday night sesh for The Virtual Pub via their Facebook page, converted to audio, uploaded to CMNI, Spotify, TuneIn and Apple Podcasts.

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