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EA SPORTS Madden NFL is OUT NOW and it features our track *Holding All The Roses alongside a ton of other great artists. Pick it up and check out the Spotify playlist right here: http://smarturl.it/eq2oaq

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Brothers and Sisters,

We understand that there has been some confusion regarding our December 6th and 8th dates at MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. We’re here to clear that up: Both of these shows are 100%, all the way FREE SHOWS. No admission of any kind is needed to gain entry into either one of these. So come out and have a good ole FREE time with us! More information can be found on MGM Grand’s website right here: www.mgmgrand.com

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CHARLIE DANIELS' VOLUNTEER JAM STUNS WITH BOMBSHELL SURPRISE PERFORMANCES BY ERIC CHURCH, LYNYRD SKYNYRD AND BLACKBERRY SMOKE         40th Anniversary of Legendary Event Raises Hundreds of Thousands in Proceeds to Benefit U.S. Military and Veterans Through The Journey Home Project
 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 13, 2015) – A sold-out crowd of concert-goers went wild Wednesday night at the 40th Anniversary celebration of the legendary Charlie Daniels Volunteer Jam, presented by Copperweld, at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena as seven-time GRAMMY-nominee country star Eric Church, iconic Southern rock group Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Blackberry Smoke made bombshell, unannounced appearances to honor U.S. military members and veterans.
 
Making waves in the music world in recent years with their blend of Southern Rock and country, Blackberry Smoke was the first surprise of the night. In the 9:00 hour, country mega-star, Eric Church, busted out on the stage in the midst of Daniels’ crowd-pleasing performance of “In America,” joining Daniels for an electrifying duet. Though both Daniels and Church hail from the state of North Carolina, the two had never shared the stage before – giving the crowd the chance to witness a magnetic inaugural moment.

Ensuring the Jam stayed enthralling to the very end, Lynyrd Skynyrd made their rip-roaring entrance at 11:30 p.m. CT and closed out the final hour of the historically boundless extravaganza with their iconic hits like "Simple Man," "Sweet Home Alabama," "Free Bird," "Gimme Three Steps,"and more.

Jamey Johnson also showed up late in the event, surprising concert-goers, yet again.
 
The four surprise guests joined billed acts: The Charlie Daniels Band, Ted Nugent, Trace Adkins, Alabama, Terri Clark, Billy Ray Cyrus, Colt Ford, The Grascals, Lee Greenwood, The Kentucky Headhunters, Tracy Lawrence, The Oak Ridge Boys, Ryan Weaver, Wynonna, Craig Morgan, Lee Roy Parnell, Billy Dean, Michael W. Smith, Travis Tritt, Phil Vassar, Montgomery Gentry and Blackberry Smoke, for a jam-packed line-up to remember.

Former Blackhawk pilot, U.S. veteran and rising country star, Ryan Weaver, evoked arguably the most emotional applause of the night with a performance and moving video tribute to his brother and brother-in-law, both lost in combat in the War on Iraq.
 
A benefit for U.S. Military veterans and their families, the 40th Anniversary Charlie Daniels Volunteer Jam raised hundreds of thousands in proceeds for the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, The Journey Home Project. It was co-founded by Daniels and his manager David Corlew, seeks to connect donors with veterans’ organizations that do the most good in meeting the health care, education and career needs of military servicemen and women and their families. Additional concert proceeds will benefit the Nashville Predators Foundation.

The Volunteer Jam's title sponsor, Henry Repeating Arms, donated a $200,000 check on-stage to The Journey Home Project. Anthony Imperato, President of Henry Repeating Arms, said, "Although we can never repay them [U.S. Military servicemen and women] what they have done for us, Henry's sponsorship of the Volunteer Jam and donation to The Journey Home Project is a small token of our gratitude."

Since 1974, Daniels has commissioned his musical friends and peers to come together on a “volunteer” basis to hang out, “jam” together, and entertain crowds in an unconventional, laid-back fashion unknown to any other concert event -- all while dedicating concert proceeds to worthy causes.
 
Having founded the “Volunteer Jam” concept in 1974 as a “homecoming,” event for music peers to gather in Nashville after celebrating their first hometown sellout concert, Daniels and The Charlie Daniels Band have grown the concept from its early days at the War Memorial Auditorium to the Starwood Amphitheater, to its first year at Music City’s Bridgestone Arena– it’s largest setting to-date.
 
The 40th Anniversary Charlie Daniels Volunteer Jam was co-hosted by conservative talk show host, Sean Hannity, and SiriusXM “The Highway” host, Storme Warren.

It is promoted in partnership with 95.5 FM Nash ICON, WSM-AM, and Henry Repeating Arms. It is presented by Copperweld and produced by David Corlew & Associates in association with Outback Concerts.
 
For more information on Charlie Daniels, please visit www.charliedaniels.com. For more on The Journey Home Project, visit www.thejourneyhomeproject.org.

 

Happy to announce that it's ‪#‎MaddenSeason‬! Check out Holding All The Roses in the new EA SPORTS Madden NFL Soundtrack right HERE.

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Andrew Kostelnik in the Minjock Racing #34 NASCAR Weekly Series Charger Division.. They traveled 3 hours to the Jennerstown Speedway to compete after winning with the #17 car driven by Stephen Shelpman last evening at the Motordrome. Andy ran away with both the heat and feature races. Minjock Brother's Racing was formed in 1952 and is a family owned program honored to be sponsored by Blackberry Smoke.b2ap3_thumbnail_11760293_10152790344351116_4490886691579384132_n.jpg

The next 50 orders on  www.blackberrysmoke.com will receive 2 FREE Outlaw Country Cruise COOZIES.  Order anything! Also don’t forget to check out OUTLAWCOUNTRYCRUISE.COM and see who with and where we will be sailing in February.

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Hot on the heels of their tour with Jeff Beck and a sizeable concert run on their own, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers ZZ Top are teaming up with special guests Blackberry Smoke for the Grooves & Gravy Tour.  The tour will take the two simpatico bands through much of North America from mid-August to early October.

 

The Grooves & Gravy Tour stops in Memphis (Live At The Garden Summer Concert Series), Festival Trois-Rivieres en Blues in Quebec, Nashville, New Orleans, The Blues & Brews Festival in Telluride, CO, Pomona and San Diego, CA, and -- to quote the  ZZ Top’s classic “Jesus Just Left Chicago,” – “all  points in between.”

 

Mutual admiration between the bands is strong, who both share Southern roots. “We’re looking forward to getting out there with the Blackberry Smoke guys,” declared ZZ Top singer/guitarist Billy F Gibbons. “Grooves & Gravy promises to be one of the rowdiest outings of the year so come on out and get crazy with us.”

 

Likewise, Blackberry Smoke lead singer/guitarist Charlie Starr proclaimed, “We can’t wait to go out and make music with the legendary ZZ Top!”

 

ZZ Top is an anomaly in the world of rock - singer/guitarist Billy F Gibbons, bassist/singer Dusty Hill and drummer Frank Beard, aka “the man with no beard,” have been the most consistently stable lineup ever in the entire genre. For more than 45 years, “that little ol’ band from Texas” has been putting out albums (25 million U.S. sales to date) and touring relentlessly, showing no signs of slowing down.

 

Blackberry Smoke, who formed in Atlanta, GA in 2000, have been making waves in the music world in recent years, playing a blend of Southern rock and country rock to enthusiastic audiences. No strangers to rigorous touring, they headlined multiple U.S. tours and have also been the supporting act for Zac Brown Band, Eric Church and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Blackberry Smoke have recently signed with Rounder Records, who released the group’s fourth album Holding All the Roses this past February.

 

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Aug 13 - Glen Allen, VA - Innsbrook After Hours

Aug 15 - Memphis, TN - Live At The Garden 

Aug 16 - Asheville, NC - Biltmore Estate

Aug 18 - Vienna, VA - Filene Center at Wolf Trap

Aug 21 - Trois-Rivieres, QC - Amphitheatre Cogeco (Festival Trois-Rivieres en Blues)

Aug 22 - Pownal, VT - Green Mountain Live

Aug 25 - Northfield, OH - Hard Rock Live

Aug 27 - Highland Park, IL - Ravinia Festival

Aug 28 - Mt. Pleasant, MI - Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort

Aug 30 - Windsor, ON - The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor

Sept 1 - Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheater

Sept 3 - New Orleans, LA - Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square

Sept 4 - Dallas, TX - Music Hall @ Fair Park

Sept 10 - Lincoln, CA - Thunder Valley Casino Resort Amphitheater

Sept 11 - Saratoga, CA - The Mountain Winery

Sept 12 - Pomona, CA - Los Angeles County Fair

Sept 13 - San Diego, CA - Humphrey’s

Sept 16 - Nampa, ID - Idaho Center Amphitheater 

Sept 18 - Telluride, CO - Telluride Town Park (Blues & Brews Festival)

Sept 20 - Gillette, WY - CAM-PLEX

Sept 22 - Bismark, ND - Bismark Civic Center

Sept 23 - Brookings, SD - Swiftel Center

Sept 26 - Cedar Rapids, IA - McGrath Amphitheater 

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Atlanta southern rockers BLACKBERRY SMOKE have announced spring and autumn European tour dates.

The autumn tour kicks off on October 17th in Madrid, Spain, and follows the band's recently announced string of European dates starting this June, which includes a main stage slot at the UK's Download festival alongside the likes of KISS, MÖTLEY CRÜE and SLASH.

Don't miss BLACKBERRY SMOKE on tour in Europe at the following shows:

Jun. 04 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Amager Bio
Jun. 05 - Solvesborg, Sweden - Sweden Rocks Festival
Jun. 06 - Oslo, Norway - Rockerfeller
Jun. 09 - Zwolle, Netherlands - Hedon
Jun. 10 - Hasselt, Belgium - Muziekodroom
Jun. 12 - Edinburgh, UK - Liquid Room
Jun. 13 - Aberdeen, UK - Garage
Jun. 14 - Derbyshire, UK - Download Festival

Oct. 17 - Madrid, Spain - Sala Arena
Oct. 18 - Barcelona, Spain - Bikini
Oct. 20 - Paris, France - Trabendo
Oct. 22 - Milan, Italy - Alcatraz
Oct. 24 - Vienna, Austria - Flex
Oct. 26 - Berlin, Germany - C-Club
Oct. 27 - Hamburg, Germany - Gruenspan
Oct. 29 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Medis
Oct. 30 - Lund, Sweden - Mejeriet
Nov. 01 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso

View the autumn tour flyer at http://bit.ly/1GARazh

BLACKBERRY SMOKE's latest album, 'Holding All the Roses', was recorded with legendary producer Brendan O'Brien (AC/DC, PEARL JAM, SOUNDGARDEN, THE BLACK CROWES) and features twelve smoking songs from the new southern rock kings.

Get 'Holding All the Roses' now on CD and vinyl in Europe at http://www.earache.com/bbs

The album is also available now on iTunes, including an exclusive bonus track, at http://bit.ly/bbs-holding-itunes

Watch BLACKBERRY SMOKE's music video for the track "Too High" at http://bit.ly/1EjpF7g

Get more BLACKBERRY SMOKE news and info:

Official site - http://www.blackberrysmoke.com
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/blackberrysmoke
Twitter - http://twitter.com/blackberrysmoke


UK PRESS - MICHELLE KERR
COSA NOSTRA PR
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Lynyrd Skynyrd will release a guest-packed concert project that features Gregg AllmanCheap TrickPeter FramptonBlackberry Smoke and Warren Haynes, as well as a series of country and Americana stars. One More for the Fans, due July 24 as a two-CD/DVD set, was recorded last November at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.

The title works as a sequel to Lynyrd Skynyrd’s famous 1976 live album One More From the Road, which was also recorded at the Fox Theatre. Among the highlights this time is a special rendition of “Travelin’ Man” that pairs current frontman Johnny Van Zant with his late brother, Lynyrd Skynyrd founding singer Ronnie, through archival video. Their sibling Donnie Van Zant, of .38 Special, also appears. Lynyrd Skynyrd are joined for a rousing finale of “Sweet Home Alabama” by all of the guests.

“Hearing all of these incredible musicians sing our songs was unforgettable,” founding guitarist Gary Rossington says in a press release announcing the set. “It was a really special night and I’m so happy our fans will now get to enjoy the show at home.” A complete track listing, with featured artists, is below.

Lynyrd Skynyrd will be back on the road later this month, with dates through the summer. They also have a return visit planned for CMT Crossroads, this time for a collaborative show with Brantley GilbertOne More for the Fans will also make its television debut on July 19 via AXS.

Lynyrd Skynyrd’s ‘One More for the Fans’ Track Listing
“Whiskey Rock a Roller” (Randy Houser)
“You Got That Right” (Robert Randolph and Jimmy Hall)
“Saturday Night Special” (Aaron Lewis)
“Workin’ for MCA” (Blackberry Smoke)
“Don’t Ask Me No Questions” (O.A.R.)
“Gimme Back My Bullets” (Cheap Trick)
“The Ballad of Curtis Loew” (moe. and John Hiatt)
“Simple Man” (Gov’t Mule)
“That Smell” (Warren Haynes)
“Four Walls of Raiford” (Jamey Johnson)
“I Know a Little” (Jason Isbell)
“Call Me the Breeze” (Peter Frampton)
“What’s Your Name” (Trace Adkins)
“Down South Jukin’” (Charlie Daniels and Donnie Van Zant)
“Gimme Three Steps” (Alabama)
“Tuesday’s Gone” (Gregg Allman)
“Travelin’ Man” (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
“Free Bird” (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
“Sweet Home Alabama” (Lynyrd Skynyrd and guests)

Read More: Lynyrd Skynyrd to Release All-Star Concert Recording | http://ultimateclassicrock.com/lynyrd-skynyrd-one-more-for-the-fans/?trackback=tsmclip

*Stay tuned for more dates to be added*

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BLACKBERRY SMOKE ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

 
Atlanta southern rockers BLACKBERRY SMOKE have announced a string of European live shows this June.

Starting on June 4th in Denmark, the band will be playing a number of headline and festival shows, including a recently-announced performance at the UK's Download festival, where the band have since been upgraded to a main stage slot alongside the likes of KISS, MÖTLEY CRÜE and SLASH.

BLACKBERRY SMOKE are touring in support of their latest album, 'Holding All the Roses', which is out now and landed in numerous top 20 charts around Europe on its release.

Don't miss BLACKBERRY SMOKE on tour in Europe at the following shows:

Jun. 04 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Amager Bio
Jun. 05 - Solvesborg, Sweden - Sweden Rocks Festival
Jun. 06 - Oslo, Norway - Rockerfeller
Jun. 09 - Zwolle, Netherlands - Hedon
Jun. 10 - Hasselt, Belgium - Muziekodroom
Jun. 14 - Derbyshire, UK - Download Festival

View the tour flyer at http://bit.ly/1Lb0Xvc

'Holding All the Roses' was recorded with legendary producer Brendan O'Brien (AC/DC, PEARL JAM, SOUNDGARDEN, THE BLACK CROWES) and features twelve smoking songs from the new southern rock kings.

Get 'Holding All the Roses' now on CD and vinyl in Europe at http://www.earache.com/bbs

The album is also available now on iTunes, including an exclusive bonus track, "Pearls".  Download the album now at http://bit.ly/bbs-holding-itunes

Watch BLACKBERRY SMOKE's music video for the track "Too High" at http://bit.ly/1EjpF7g

Get more BLACKBERRY SMOKE news and info:

Official site - http://www.blackberrysmoke.com
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/blackberrysmoke
Twitter - http://twitter.com/blackberrysmoke


UK PRESS - MICHELLE KERR
COSA NOSTRA PR
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Check out the full page Ecopark Guitars Ad in the new Guitar Aficionado Magazine featuring Charlie Starr with THE DOWNTOWNER '55 GOLD TOP. These are some of the finest American Made Guitars on the market. Hand Crafted in Los Angeles, Ca. http://www.echoparkguitars.com 

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HOW TO ENTER
 
  1. Buy a copy of Blackberry Smoke’s “Wood Wire & Roses" on Record Store Day
  2. Take a Selfie of you and the the new record
  3. Post it to instagram and hashtag #SMOKINTURNTABLE
  4. Tag @blackberrysmoke & @uturnaudio
 
Deadline for Submission is 11:59PM Wednesday, April 22nd

DRAWING WILL BE HELD AND WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED Thursday, April 23rd

 

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Hope to see everyone on the first Outlaw Country Cruise! From February 7th to 11th 2016 we’ll be out to sea with Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, Shooter Jennings, The Mavericks, Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real and more! For additional info on the ‪‎Outlaw Cruise‬, click HERE.

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Check out our cover of Led Zeppelin's The Rover!! Get it with the April issue of MOJO Magazine, OR on limited-edition vinyl HERE.

Thanks to everyone that picked up a copy of the new "Holding All The Roses" album! Go check out all of the kind words that have been said about it. If you haven't got it yet, grab your copy HERE

CONTEST! We’re teaming up with SOL REPUBLIC to give away TWO of their “Punk" wireless Bluetooth speakers and our BBS iPhone 6 cases. You have until next Monday, the 23rd to enter. Only one entry per person is allowed. You can put your name in the hat right HERE.

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Brothers and Sisters it hurts us beyond words to have to postpone a show. We rarely do it, but in certain circumstances, it is beyond our control. The roads in and around Tennessee are in bad shape and not looking to improve before our show at The Ryman tomorrow night. We don't want to put anyone at risk. We also know that some of you are on the way. While we understand you have already traveled a great distance, we cannot risk everyone else trying to get to Nashville. We are rescheduling the show for April 3rd, 2015.

 All tickets as well as our VIP meet and greet purchases will be honored at the rescheduled date. For fans that cannot attend the new date, refunds will be available at the point of purchase.

We will also work with the local government to help with any relief the community may need after this storm has passed. Thank you all for your constant support on the road and with the new album.

For more information and updates, please visit ryman.com or follow the Ryman on Twitter: @theryman.

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