Block Releases Latest Single and Lyric Video for “My Bar” Available Now
Mercury Nashville recording artist, Priscilla Block, has announced the release of her debut album, Welcome To The Block Party, available everywhere on February 11th. Listed as a MusicRow 2021 Next Big Thing Artist and a 2021 CMT Next Women of Country inductee, Priscilla Block is undoubtedly the breakout female country star of the past year and is poised to become one of Nashville’s acclaimed truth-tellers with a voice for her generation.
Welcome To The Block Party follows last year’s six-song self-titled Priscilla Block EP, the highest-performing country female debut EP of 2021. Bringing a lyrically driven blend of Country-Pop and Southern Rock – a.k.a. the “Block Party” sound – to Nashville’s evolving musical landscape, Welcome To The Block Party features 12 songs, all written by the newcomer, including “Just About Over You,” the Top 15 smash and highest peaking debut single from a female country artist in 2021. Pre-Order / Pre-Save Welcome To The Block Party HERE; Limited signed CDs available HERE.
“Priscilla’s songs emanate authenticity, making others feel they have a place at the table, and someone new to relate to” – MusicRow
Additionally, Block releases today her brand new song and lyric video, “My Bar,” a defiantly independent track written by Block, Stone Aielli, and Lexie Hayden. Illustrating her firm-footed approach as she embarks on this next chapter of her life, Priscilla’s empowered stance in “My Bar” is a glimpse into the overall feeling of Welcome To The Block Party – an unapologetic recapturing of one’s own self-worth and unwavering confidence.
“I cannot believe that my debut album is almost here. It has all the trash, all the sass, and all the sad. But hey, that’s my life, and I’m so excited for the world to finally hear this. I wrote all of these songs from a real and raw place, and I am grateful that I have the opportunity to show various aspects of where I’ve been and who I am.
Everyone knows that I love a good bar, so “My Bar” felt a perfect place to kick off the new record!!
Welcome to the Block Party Baby!!!! “– Priscilla Block
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IN REMEMBRANCE – LOVE SONGS & LOST TREASURES AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW AT BJTHOMAS.COM
B.J. Thomas, whose career spanned over six decades and sold over 70 million albums, will have new music available to music lovers on February 4, 2022, as Real Gone Music will release an 18-song CD, which will include 13 unreleased songs! This package includes eight unreleased songs from the Warner-Reprise Records vault, four songs from a limited edition direct response album in the 90s, rare photos, outtakes recorded with veteran songwriter/producer Steve Dorff, and more. Fans can pre-order this collection at www.bjthomas.com.
Born in Oklahoma, raised in Texas, B.J. Thomas began his career with the Houston-based band The Triumphs, when as lead singer he covered his father’s favorite Hank Williams classic “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” which led to Scepter Records to buy out his contract and take the song to the Top 10 on the national charts. Hit after hit then followed for B.J. as he mixed genres effortlessly, joining legendary Memphis producer Chips Moman for a series of smashes (“Hooked on a Feeling,” “The Eyes of a New York Woman,” “I Just Can’t Help Believing”) and he hit paydirt with the #1 Bacharach- David hit “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head,” the Oscar-winning song from Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid.
B.J.’s cross-over to country was cemented with his 1975 pop/country/adult contemporary million-seller “(Hey, Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song.” Simultaneously, B.J. became the first platinum-selling Contemporary Christian recording artist with a string of hugely popular albums in the late 1970s and early 1980s which also won him five Grammys and numerous other awards.
Along the way, B.J. made countless television appearances and performed thousands of concerts into 2020 until the Coronavirus pandemic brought an end to touring. His voice and energy remained almost supernaturally strong and B.J. eagerly looked forward to returning to the stage until cancer claimed his life on May 29, 2021, at the age of 78.
Mid-Parade Performance to feature Louisiana’s own Laine Hardy and the Hot 8 Brass Band
Recently the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® announced the Mid-Parade Performance presented by the Louisiana Office of Tourism. The 2022 Mid-Parade Performance fulfills Louisiana’s promise to feed your soul with an unforgettable rendition of Born on the Bayou, featuring Laine Hardy, season 17 winner of American Idol, and the Hot 8 Brass Band – the New Orleans-based group that blends hip-hop, jazz and funk styles with traditional New Orleans brass sounds.
Mention Louisiana and images of Mardi Gras, jazz clubs and late-night revelry are most likely the first things that come to mind. But there is far more to Louisiana than the Crescent City—and likewise, New Orleans is much more than the French Quarter and Fat Tuesday.
With this year’s float and mid-parade performance, Louisiana invites the world to come to Louisiana and experience all it has to offer. But Louisiana isn’t for spectators. It’s for participants— for those who want to not only live the moment, but also to become the moment.
Celebrating the diverse beauty and unique cultures of Louisiana, this gorgeous float features the iconic wrought-iron balconies, lamp posts and moss-draped cypress swamps that make Louisiana beautiful, as well as the music and zest for life of the people of this great state.
For millions of viewers around the world, the Rose Parade is an iconic New Year’s Day tradition. Join us on Saturday, January 1, 2022, to experience the floats, bands and equestrians as they parade down Colorado Blvd.
About the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® and The Rose Parade® presented by Honda
The Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that hosts America’s New Year Celebration® with the Rose Parade® presented by Honda, the Rose Bowl Game® and a variety of accompanying events. The Association’s 935 volunteer members supply more than 80,000 hours of human power, which will drive the success of the 133rd Rose Parade, themed “Dream. Believe. Achieve.,” on Saturday, January 1, 2022, followed by the 108th Rose Bowl Game. For more information, visit www.tournamentofroses.com. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
EP Includes Ava’s Most Recent Singles “Love Away The Lonely,” “Ghost,” “If I Ever Fall In Love,” and More!
Rising country singer/songwriter Ava Rowland shows off her true talent and artistry with the release of her new EP, Ava Rowland. The EP consists of her most recent previously released singles, showing off the range of her creativity and incredible musicality. Fan favorites such as her romantic tunes “If I Ever Fall In Love,” “Best Thing Around,” her latest groovy single “Love Away The Lonely,” and more will all be included in her first-ever EP which is available both physically and digitally now!
Listen/Stream/Buy Ava Rowland’s EP HERE.
To purchase physical copies of the EP, visit Ava’s website HERE.
“I’m so excited to release my first album,” shares Ava. “The songs on the album are a collaboration of the singles I’ve released since September 2020, starting with ‘He’s Like A Habit.’ There is such a feeling of accomplishment when the songs I’ve written and recorded are all put together on one CD. I hope you enjoy the album and want to listen to it over and over again.
Ava continues to prove why she’s one to watch in the music industry, shining on each track she releases and engaging with fans on social media. Ava’s most recent single “Love Away The Lonely,” premiered by Sounds Like Nashville, shows off her playful side by channeling 70’s aesthetics. Her new EP will have fans excited to have all of their most-loved Ava songs on repeat and keep them on their toes for what’s to come next!
To view Ava’s premiere of “Love Away The Lonely” with Sounds Like Nashville, visit HERE.
To view Ava’s premiere of “Ghost” with Taste of Country, visit HERE.
To view Ava’s premiere of “Ghost” on The Boot, visit HERE.
To view Ava’s premiere of “If I Ever Fall in Love” with Center Stage Magazine, visit HERE.
To view Ava’s premiere of the “Run Like Hell” lyric video on Nashville.com, visit HERE.
To view Ava’s premiere of the “Mama’s Favorite Song” music video on American Songwriter, visit HERE.
Visit HERE to keep up with everything Ava Rowland.
Barry Waldrep and Friends Celebrate Tony Rice now available digitally
Join country artists as they take the stage alongside the 82nd Airborne Division Band & Chorus for an All-American Holiday Concert! Hosted by Natalie Stovall and produced by Orpheus Live, in collaboration with Nashville Music Consultants, the show features country stars Michael Ray, Craig Morgan, and Abby Anderson performing holiday favorites in tribute to the 82nd Airborne Division paratroopers, veterans, and their families.
“We are beyond thrilled that some of Nashville’s best artists, to include 82nd Airborne veteran, Craig Morgan, came to town to ring in the holidays,” says Fort Bragg Commanding General Christopher Donahue. “This was a very special evening and a perfect way for us to say thank you for everything our Paratroopers and families have done for the Division and the nation over the past year.”
“We are honored to answer the call of General Donahue and Fort Bragg to bring this fantastic event to the men and women of the 82nd Airborne Division and the surrounding community,” said Rebecca Abrahams, Executive Producer and President of Orpheus Live. “We are also excited to entertain and bring holiday cheer to active-duty soldiers throughout the season by distributing the concert via American Forces Network and to country music fans nationwide via Circle TV and RFD TV.”
Prior to the show, Michael Ray, Craig Morgan and Abby Anderson visited with the 82nd paratroopers and commanding officers at Fort Bragg to participate in various training activities and offer their personal thanks to the paratroopers for their service in Afghanistan.
“I’m very proud to have performed with the 82nd Airborne Division Band for our servicemen and women at Fort Bragg,” says artist Michael Ray. “The opportunity to show appreciation for those who serve our country is always an honor, and I’m grateful to have been a part of it.”
“The 82nd Airborne Division’s performance is spectacular under the musical direction of MAJ Rich Winkles,” says Clay Myers, President of Nashville Music Consultants. “We were proud to be a part of the All-American Holiday concert and to have had the privilege to work alongside Lt. Col. Brett Lea and his team.”
The All-American Holiday was shot live to tape on December 10th at the Crown Complex in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The concert airs December 24th and December 25th at 8:00pm ET on Circle TV, December 24th at 12:00pm ET on RFD TV and December 24th at 7:00pm viewer time overseas on AFN Prime.