Brantley Gilbert Enlists PEDIGREE® Brand & DAV
Brantley Gilbert’s commitment to America’s service members has always been a driving force in a career that’s seen him play for the people instead of the music industry. Whether hitting #1 with the powerful “One Hell of an Amen” to honor a fallen soldier and his friend who was there, or taking a string of motorcycles from his home in Georgia to Arlington National Cemetery to honor the men and women who’ve served our nation, the songwriter powerhouse has sought to give back and say thank you. For Gilbert, it wasn’t enough.
After multiple conversations on how to help servicemen and women returning home, coping with the challenges of the transition back to civilian life, he reached out to DAV (Disabled American Veterans) with the idea of pairing veterans in need with companion dogs to help normalize their re-acclimation. On Saturday, Feb. 3, Gilbert’s notion will become a reality. Jason Hassinger, 29, of Philadelphia, will travel to Albany, New York, to meet his new best friend.
1-time GRAMMY Award winner, Bruno Mars, has announced a “finale” run for his hugely successful 24K Magic World Tour. Today, the global superstar unveils the cities he will be making stops in throughout the North American tour, and the on-sale date of February 16th. Cities include: Boston, Brooklyn, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, Nashville, Newark, Philadelphia, St. Paul, Toronto, and Tulsa. The venues and dates for the final leg of the 24K Magic World Tour will be announced soon.
After last weekend’s GRAMMY Awards, Mars is now the first male artist in 25 years to win album, record, and song of the year at the GRAMMYs, making him the only male artist this decade to have won across both pop and R&B genres and the “Big Three” categories. According to Billboard, Mars is one of only five R&B artists to win the GRAMMY for album of the year, preceded by Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, Natalie Cole and Ray Charles.
Lil’ Keke & The Suffers “Southside 2K Live” 2018
The final piece to Lil’ Keke’s “Don’t Mess Wit Texas” 20th Anniversary celebration is here. That’s right, 2017 marked been 20 years since the release of Lil’ Keke’d debut album, the album that contained his hit song “Southside”.
Lil’ Keke and The Suffers were first introduced at a Houston music festival. The Suffers were basically the House Band for the super-group called “Welcome To Texas”. The group included Slim Thug, Paul Wall, Z-Ro, Bun B and Lil’ Keke all performing their hit songs with live band The Suffers. Keke really enjoyed his performance with The Suffers, so when the opportunity came up last year to go into the studio and record with the band he didn’t hesitate.
BEYOND THE STYX Debut ‘Danse Macabre’ Music Video
French metal hardcore band, BEYOND THE STYX, have released a music video for ‘Danse Macabre’, a track taken from their new album ‘Stiigma’, out on February 23rd via Klonosphere/Season of Mist Distribution & Diorama Records. ‘Stiigma’ was recorded at DOME Studio by David Potvin, in Avrillé, France. Poduced, engineered, mixed & mastered by Nick Jett (Terror, Backtrack, Lionheart) & BEYOND THE STYX.
This pair loves to get in the studio together and has been doing so for over a decade. Danny Serrano & Mendo return to the fold with a peach of a release, the three-track ‘Ramon Ramon’. Title track ‘Ramon Ramon’, featuring the vocals of Andre Butano, mesmerises with a gamut of metallic, rhythmic percussion, which feels as if it’s gaining pace. ‘Grush’ follows; a little thicker, heavily rhythmic in the mids, with a rush-inducing breakdown. The duo expertly finishes things off with the rough-edged and clap-happy ‘Confessions’.
NBC OLYMPICS TO FEATURE ACADEMY AWARD-NOMINATED SONG ”THIS IS ME”
Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning hit “This Is Me,” from the global chart-topping The Greatest Showman-Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, will be used by NBC Olympics leading up to and during the PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games, NBC Olympics and Atlantic Records announced today. “This Is Me,” performed by breakout star Keala Settle, was co-produced and written by award-winning duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dear Evan Hansen, La La Land).
“This Is Me” will be featured in promotional spots to run across NBCUniversal’s broadcast, cable, digital, social, and radio platforms, including during NBC’s coverage of Super Bowl LII, featuring the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots from U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn., this Sunday.