Steve Wariner Joins Adkins Publicity




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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Singer/songwriter/storyteller and multi-instrumentalist, Steve Wariner, joins Adkins Publicity for PR/publicity representation. 

Wariner continues to be recognized by his peers in the industry. Recently, Gretsch Guitars celebrated the incredible talents of the revered musician with the newly released G6120T-SW Steve Wariner Signature Nashville® Gentleman model. In October 2019, he’ll be inducted into the prestigious Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tenn.

A troubadour in the music industry, Wariner continues to inspire artists today. More than 20 albums and five decades into his career, Wariner has become a modern-day multi-genre icon, earning 14 No. 1 hits, over 30 Top 10 singles, three RIAA-certified Gold albums, the Minnie Pearl Humanitarian Award, four GRAMMY Awards, four CMA Awards, three ACM Awards, two TNN/Music City News Awards, a Christian Country Music Association Award, a CMA Triple Play Award, 15 BMI Million-Air Awards, and most recently, Country Radio Broadcasters bestowed Wariner as the recipient of the 2018 CRB Artist Career Achievement Award. Throughout his illustrious career, he has been inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame, the National Thumbpickers Hall of Fame, the Music City Walk of Fame, and is one of only five guitar players in the world to be given the "Certified Guitar Player" (CGP) award by Chet Atkins.
As an award-winning songwriter, he has composed songs for Clint Black (“Nothin’ But the Taillights”), Bryan White (“One Small Miracle”), Keith Urban (“Where the Blacktop Ends”), as well as the three week No. 1 smash, “Longneck Bottle,” by Country Music Hall of Fame member Garth Brooks. Wariner has also penned songs for Country Music Hall of Fame members Alabama, Kenny Rogers, The Statler Brothers, Conway Twitty, Bill Anderson and Don Williams; pop music icon Peter Tork (of The Monkees); R&B singer Ruben Studdard; Bluegrass music’s Del McCoury Band and Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver; Rockabilly/Country hitmaker Bob Luman and many more. 
Today, he continues to captivate audiences with his sensational voice and guitar prowess and is recognized through his portfolio of work spanning Country, Bluegrass, Rock, Jazz and Pop.
Born on Christmas Day, December 25, 1954, the Noblesville, Indiana native got his start in music at the tender age of 10 playing bass guitar. A few years later, he played drums in his father’s band. 
One night while performing in an Indianapolis club, Country Music Hall of Fame member, Dottie West, happened to be there and spotted the talented teenager. West convinced the 17-year-old to make the bold move from Indiana to Music City to join her band. Upon accepting the offer, Wariner played bass for three years with her and eventually signed to Dottie’s publishing company as a songwriter. After he left Dottie’s organization, Wariner toured and recorded with Grand Ole Opry star Bob Luman. 
In the 70’s, Wariner’s life and career forever changed when he connected with his idol and guitar extraordinaire Chet Atkins through guitar virtuoso Paul Yandell. Atkins signed him to his first recording contract at RCA Records in 1977 and eventually hired Wariner to play bass in his band. His first single, “I’m Already Taken,” peaked at No. 63 on the Country charts and was later re-recorded by Country icon Conway Twitty. More than 20 years later, Wariner recorded “I’m Already Taken” again in 1999 and took it all the way to the Top 5 on Billboard. Wariner’s first Top 40 hit was “Your Memory,” which was released in 1980 and peaked at No. 7, which paved the way for two more Top 10 hits, including “By Now” and his first No. 1 “All Roads Lead to You,” which was released in 1981.
While on the rise, Wariner left RCA in 1984 and signed with MCA Records, the label that would catapult him to achieve some of his biggest hits spanning into the 90s, including “What I Didn’t Do,” “Heart Trouble,” “Some Fools Never Learn,” “The Weekend,” and “Life’s Highway.”  
His star began to shine brighter as his music made its way into television. In 1986, he recorded the theme song for ABC’s Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning TV sitcom, “Who’s The Boss?”
Wariner moved over to Arista Records in 1991 where he released his album I Am Ready. Shortly after, he earned his first GRAMMY Award for Best Country Vocal Collaboration as a vocalist on the single “Restless,” along with Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs and Mark O’Connor, on O’Connor’s album. They were known as The New Nashville Cats.
Although he played the Opry since 1973 when he debuted as bass guitarist with Dottie West, a lifelong dream came true on May 11, 1996, when Wariner was asked to join the Grand Ole Opry as a member. He sang "A Woman Loves," a duet with Bill Anderson on "Tips Of My Fingers" and Chet Atkins joined Wariner on "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?"
In 1997, Wariner collaborated with Anita Cochran on the No. 1 duet “What If I Said," which Wariner recorded on his RIAA Gold certified album Burnin' the Roadhouse Down.
In 1998, Capitol Records signed and released Wariner's "Holes In The Floor Of Heaven." That same year, Wariner swept the Country Music Awards and Academy of Country Music awards by winning 3 ACMs and 3 CMAs for “Holes in the Floor of Heaven,” which won Song of the Year and Single of the Year. Wariner also produced “Holes in the Floor of Heaven.” The emotional hit smash was also nominated for a GRAMMY.
During that time, he won the GRAMMY Award for Best Country Instrumental as a musician on the Asleep at the Wheel song, “Bob’s Breakdown,” an award he would win again in 2008 for his collaboration with Brad Paisley for the single, “Cluster Pluck,” and in 2009 for “Producer’s Medley,” a track on Wariner’s album My Tribute to Chet Atkins. 
In 2011, he released Guitar Laboratory, a collection of instrumental songs spanning many genres, including Bluegrass, Classical, Country, Jazz, Blues and traditional Hawaiian music. The release of It Ain’t All Bad followed in 2013 and All Over the Map in 2016.
Metal icon Dave Mustaine, of Megadeth, invited Wariner to play steel guitar on the band’s Dystopia album in 2015. It’s clear Wariner has a true passion for his profession, and evident through his extensive collection of guitars, including the first one he ever learned to play, the first one he bought, several gifted to him by Chet Atkins, his own Takamine models, including 3 editions, and as previously mentioned, Gretsch released the Steve Wariner Signature Nashville Gentleman.
Over the course of his career, Wariner’s passion for writing, playing and singing music remains undiminished. He has served as an extraordinary role model and inspiration to artists in many genres and has become an excellent example of one our industry’s most talented and professional artists, songwriters and musicians, and has proven to be a triple threat; an award-winning artist, musician, and songwriter. 

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Sara Evans with The Barker Family Band Live from City Winery Nashville to Release August 30

Preorder 16-song live record at and instantly receive two tracks

Following their limited engagement City Winery and SiriusXM Y2Kountry present Sara Evans with The Barker Family Band – Bloodline Tour, multi-platinum entertainer Sara Evans, along with her daughter Olivia Barker (16) and son Avery Barker (19), will release a live album, Live From City Winery Nashville, on August 30. The 16-song collection chronicles the family band live in concert and showcases mesmerizing harmonies from Sara and Olivia on original songs and covers including Beyonce’s “XO” and Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams.” California trio Fairground Saints also guest on the closing track, Evans’ signature smash, “Born To Fly.”  Pre-order/Pre-save now at and instantly receive “A Little Bit Stronger” (8/16) and “Tennessee Whiskey” (8/23) ahead of the record’s release. 


Sara Evans with The Barker Family Band Live From City Winery Nashville track list:

1. “Southern Cross”

2. “Four-Thirty”

3. “XO” featuring Olivia Barker

4. “Why Not Me”

5. “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman”

6. “Dreams”

7. “A Little Bit Stronger” featuring Sara Evans and Olivia Barker

8. “Otis Redding”

9. “Suds In The Bucket”

10. “So Far Away” featuring Olivia Barker

11. “Long Ride Home”

12. “Long Way Down”

13. “Not Over You”

14. “As” featuring Olivia Barker

15. “Tennessee Whiskey” featuring Olivia Barker

16. “Born To Fly” with special guests, Fairground Saints

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Corey Smith Announces Solo Acoustic In The Meantime Tour

Corey Smith is commemorating 5 years since the release of Maysville in the Meantime with a solo acoustic tour this fall. The In The Meantime Tour goes on sale this Friday. Visit for more info.


11.14.19 – Chattanooga, TN – Walker Theatre

11.15.19 – Atlanta, GA – City Winery

11.16.19 – Decatur, AL – Princess Theatre

11.17.19 – Nashville, TN – City Winery

11.18.19 – Chicago, IL – City Winery

11.22.19 – Philadelphia, PA – City Winery

11.23.19 – Washington, DC – City Winery

11.24.19 – Athens, GA – The Foundry

Grant Landis Releases "I Want U"

Grant Landis released his single “I Want U” Friday, July 26th. It’s available on all streaming platforms. To purchase, download and stream visit This single is part of his debut EP, “Crazy Lately” that will be released August 9th. To pre-save his EP visit


Musicians Hall of Fame 2019 inductees: Steve Wariner, Alabama, Felix Cavaliere and more

The 2019 class of inductees into the Musicians Hall of Fame could have one heck of a jam session — and they'd need a massive stage to do it. 

Thirty names will enter the hall later this year, the Nashville-based museum announced Tuesday.

The inductees include country giants Alabama, Don Everly of The Everly Brothers, acclaimed singer/songwriter/guitarist Steve Wariner and Rascals vocalist/keyboardist Felix Cavaliere. 

They'll be joined by The Surfaris — the surf group behind one of rock's most iconic instrumentals, "Wipeout" — and more than a dozen unsung studio heroes from Nashville and Muscle Shoals, Ala.

They'll all be honored and formally inducted during an October 22 concert at Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center. 

It's a sprawling list, and that's partly due to the fact that this will be the organization's first induction ceremony since 2016.

In recent years, they've instead devoted the bulk of their resources to expanding and improving their museum space at Nashville Municipal Auditorium.

Last year, the Rolling Stones brought their traveling exhibit to the museum for a highly successful run; the building also houses a permanent gallery for the Grammy Museum. 

"It's not a yearly popularity contest. It is a lifetime of work," says museum founder Joe Chambers, "so there was no reason to cancel out whoever didn't get inducted the first year, because they very well could go in the next year." 

Inductees are nominated by union members of the American Federation of Musicians, and several of this year's inductees have been part of the family for years. In past years, when his heroes Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed were inducted, Wariner performed in tribute. 

Now that he's being inducted himself, Wariner says, "You dream about these kind of moments."

"I came to Nashville to be a musician. People ask me about the singing and the writing...but the roots, for me, is the playing."

"I know a lot of the other people that are in there, and I admire all of them," says Cavaliere.

He's long applauded the hall's celebration of "unsung heroes," like Nashville guitar great Reggie Young, who died earlier this year.

"You get your tears in your eyes when you hear (about) all of the songs this guy played on. And nobody knew his name at the time...I thought, from the inception, that (the hall of fame) was a great idea."

Three groups of session musicians are part of this year's class: The Original Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section and Muscle Shoals Horn Section, plus "The Players," a quintet of Nashville session greats. They include Eddie Bayers, Paul Franklin, John Hobbs, Brent Mason and Michael Rhodes.

The 2019 class is rounded out by late legendary Nashville producer Owen Bradley, engineer Billy Sherrill and Taylor Guitars co-founder Bob Taylor, who will receive the "Industry Icon Award."

Tickets to the October 22 induction ceremony and concert go on sale August 5 through the Schermerhorn Symphony Center box office.

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Gretsch® Celebrates The Incredible Talents Of Revered Country Musician Steve Wariner With The G6120T-SW Steve Wariner Signature Nashville® Gentleman With Bigsby®

“I have wonderful memories of standing, drooling over the row of beautiful Gretsch guitars at Vic Zinn music store as a kid,” said Wariner. “Owning one was a huge dream —having your very own signature model, the Nashville Gentleman, is that very dream coming true and more. Believe me, I understand the rich history of this guitar company. I'm humbled and proud to be alongside the likes of Duane Eddy, Malcolm Young, Brian Setzer and of course my mentor, Chet Atkins, to mention a few.”

A Grand Ole Opry and Kentucky Music Hall of Fame Member, Wariner is also one of five guitar players in the world to be given the “Certified Guitar Player” award by the legendary “Country Gentleman” himself, Chet Atkins. During his illustrious career, the four-time Grammy-award winning artist has released 19 studio albums spawning more than 50 charted Billboard singles including 14 No. 1 hits, plus songwriting hits such as Garth Brooks’ “Long Neck Bottle” and Keith Urban’s “Where the Blacktop Ends.”

Wariner’s new state-of-the-art signature instrument packs Gretsch style with plenty of twang in honor of the man who inspired it.

The single-cutaway hollow body combines with TV Jones® TV Classic Plus neck pickup and a TV Jones® Paul Yandell Duo-Tron bridge pickup for that classic powerful and big-body Gretsch sound. Paired together specially for this model, these pickups deliver articulated notes with a slightly rounder top-end and a touch more output. Designed with finger-picking styles in mind, the Duo-Tron never loses the character of the treble strings, resulting in fuller, bolder tone that is more rounded and focused.

Sonic power of the G6120T can be flexibly harnessed by a master volume and master tone control with a push-pull pot for coil splitting and a three-way toggle switch for even more tonal possibilities.

A smooth 12”-radius ebony fingerboard with classy aged mother of pearl Neo-Classic™ thumbnail inlays and 22 medium jumbo frets sit atop the aged white bound maple neck with a standard “U”-shaped profile and 25.5” scale length. A Bigsby® B6GP String-Thru tailpiece adds personality to playing, while the pinned vintage-style Tru-Arc™ brass rocking bar bridge and brass nut provide incredible tuning stability, allowing the notes to ring bright strum after strum.

Dressed in a Magic Black finish, this musical treasure is also decked in classic Gretsch style— shiny gold G-arrow control knobs and matching hardware, aged white binding with black and white purfling, and a gold plexi pickguard with black Gretsch logo and signpost graphic featuring Wariner’s signature.

“This guitar has taken nearly two years to design and bring to life,” shared Wariner. “I know I'm picky, but I believe great things are worth waiting for. Jeff Senn and Ryan Wariner certainly had a big, big hand in the design and appointments. That's what makes this a serious player's guitar — from the unique coil-splitting pickups to the dazzling Magic Black finish. This guitar is so versatile — easily transitions from the fingerpicking to more crunching rock or alternative styles.

“I'm absolutely confident with all these appointments, this guitar will blow away not only the finger pickers, but also the more crunchin’ rock or alternative player.”

For more information about this new models, please visit

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Sara Evans and The Barker Family Band Close Limited Engagement Bloodline Tour with Sold-Out Shows in Atlanta, Chicago and Nashville

SiriusXM’s Y2Kountry to offer special broadcast of sold-out Nashville show over Memorial Day weekend

 Olivia Barker to perform June 9 on the Radio Disney Country stage 
at CMA Music Festival

Sara Evans, along with daughter Olivia (16) and son Avery (19), closed their limited engagement City Winery and SiriusXM Y2Kountry present Sara Evans and The Barker Family Band – Bloodline Tour on a high note over the weekend, playing to sold-out audiences in Atlanta (5/15), Chicago (5/17) and Nashville (5/18). The six intimate acoustic shows entertained audiences over two weeks, leading Country Standard Time to declare of the Boston date, “give a heavy dose of credit to Evans for taking on a one-off side project that clearly is fun for her and family, but more importantly delivers musically…the front porch kind of night…provided the chance to see Evans in a way you may never see her again.”

 Fans unable to catch one of the limited engagement dates can tune-in to SiriusXM’s Y2Kountry over Memorial Day weekend to hear a special broadcast of the sold-out City Winery Nashville show. Tune to channel 61 on Friday, May 24 at 5pm ET; Saturday, May 25 at 8am and 8pm ET; Sunday, May 26 at noon ET and Monday, May 27 at midnight and 3pm ET for this exclusive airing.

 The tour and EP were intended from the outset to showcase this moment in time for the family as Avery, a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, and Olivia, a powerhouse vocalist and songwriter, embark on their own solo music careers. Evans tells The Tennessean’s Cindy Watts “I think Olivia would agree with me that being on the tour bus is her favorite place to be in the whole wide world. We’ve all spent the last 20 years out there. Them being part of my music for a short while is not that weird to them.”

 The trio released The Barker Family Band EP last month, including mesmerizing harmonies on original songs and covers including Beyonce’s “XO,” – spinning on Radio Disney Country ‑ and Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” – spinning on SiriusXM’s Y2Kountry. The family focused project showcases Sara and Olivia trading-off lead vocals throughout the project while Avery plays acoustic and electric guitar on the tracks. The project is co-produced by Sara and Ben Fowler. 

 Olivia will take a solo turn on Sunday, June 9 as she performs on the Radio Disney Country Stage at Xfinity Fan Fair X during CMA Music Festival. More information can be found at


Corey Smith Releases "Down Easy"

Songwriter, artist, and producer - Corey Smith continues to push the boundaries of his creative process by producing his new single, “Down Easy” in his newly assembled home studio. Located in Jefferson, GA, the town Smith that grew up in, his new setup offers Smith complete creative control of new music from the first word written to the last note mixed.  The song can be heard here:

 “This is the first single that I’ve been able to produce in my home studio,” said Smith. “I’ve gotten better at using producing as an extension of the songwriting.”

Written while sitting on Smith’s back porch, the song focuses on the light at the end of the metaphorical tunnel and celebrates that which keeps you going through hardships.  

“Sometimes shit’s disappointing,” says Smith. “Down Easy” is about how we cope with the less than desirable outcomes that life can throw at us. In my case, it’s the love of my family that keeps me going on a hard day.”

Corey Smith continues moving his Great Wide Underground tour across the country in 2019.  New this year, fans in select cities will be able to experience the live show in intimate settings with the addition of solo acoustic performances and acoustic trio sets. Tune into for a list of all tour dates and for more information on the new setups.

You can watch the official lyric video for “Down Easy” here:

About Corey Smith: Corey Smith, the fan-made man, has sold over 1 million concert tickets, 1.5 million digital singles and over 220,000 albums.  Smith has amassed an unfailingly devout fan base, not only in his native Southeast region, but all around the nation, simply by telling it the way it is.  He has released 10 albums.  Smith’s concerts, which were documented on his last live record, Live in Chattanooga, regularly sell out, with audiences singing along to such fan favorites as the coming-of-age anthem “Twenty-One,” the nostalgic time warp “If I Could Do It Again” and the group hug “I Love Everyone.” Corey consistently tours, hitting around 120 dates per year and has begun releasing singles from his upcoming project, the Great Wide Underground.

About the Great Wide Underground: Corey Smith wrote, produced, and mixed all music from the Great Wide Underground.  Written on the road and then tracked with his touring band in a Georgia studio, the project celebrates the raw authenticity that has become a trademark of Smith’s music. The first single release under the Great Wide Underground umbrella launched in May 2018 with “Empty Rooms” followed by “Halfway Home” and then “Honky Tonkin’ in My Blood.”  For more information about the Great Wide Underground in Corey’s own words, check out this video.


Sara Evans And The Barker Family Band Add Additional Shows To Limited Engagement Bloodline Tour

Following the recent release of The Barker Family Band EP, multi-platinum entertainer Sara Evans, along with daughter Olivia Barker (16) and son Avery Barker (19), have added additional shows to their limited engagement City Winery and SiriusXM Y2Kountry present Sara Evans and The Barker Family Band – Bloodline Tour. The trio has added a second show in Boston, for a total of seven shows over six days in May. In addition, California country act Fairground Saints have been added as special guests to open all shows of the Bloodline Tour.

May 7 at 8pm Washington, D.C.

May 8 at 8pm New York, NY

May 9 at 5pm Boston, MA

May 9 at 9pm Boston, MA

May 15 at 8pm Atlanta, GA

May 17 at 7pm Chicago, IL

May 18 at 8pm Nashville, TN

Tickets are on-sale now at and guests can expect to hear mesmerizing harmonies on original songs and covers including Beyonce’s “XO,” – spinning on Radio Disney Country ‑ and Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” – spinning on SiriusXM’s Y2Kountry. The family focused project showcases Sara and Olivia trading-off lead vocals throughout the project while Avery plays acoustic and electric guitar on the tracks. The project is co-produced by Sara and Ben Fowler.

Catch Sara Evans and The Barker Family Band on Emmy-nominated daytime talk show “Pickler & Ben” today, Tuesday, April 23rd.

Sara Evans's The Barker Family Band EP Available Now

Trio to appear April 23 on “Pickler & Ben” ahead of limited-engagement tour kickoff May 7 in Washington D.C.

Nashville, TN — April 12, 2019 — Multi-platinum entertainer Sara Evans’s side-project, The Barker Family Band, with daughter Olivia Barker(16) and son Avery Barker(19), releases today via all digital partners at The 6-song EP offers a snapshot of this moment in time for the family and showcases mesmerizing harmonies on original songs and covers including Beyonce’s “XO,” – spinning on Radio Disney Country ‑ and Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” – spinning on SiriusXM’s Y2Kountry. Watch the exclusive premiere of the “Dreams” lyric video HERE. The family focused project showcases Sara and Olivia trading-off lead vocals and harmonies throughout the project while Avery played acoustic and electric guitar on the tracks. The project is co-produced by Sara and Ben Fowler.  

Tune in Tuesday, April 23 as The Barker Family Band appear on Emmy-nominated daytime talk show “Pickler & Ben” – find a complete listing of stations and showtimes HERE

Sara, along with Olivia and Avery, will embark on the limited engagement acoustic tour — City Winery and SiriusXM Y2Kountry present Sara Evans and The Barker Family Band – Bloodline Tour —launching May 7 in Washington, D.C. with six shows at City Winery locations throughout the month of May. Tickets are on-sale now at  

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Clint Black To Present At The 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards


The Academy of Country Music® announced today that Luke Bryan, Old Dominion, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban have been added to the exciting lineup of live performances for the 54TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ and will be joined by a star-studded list presenters including Lauren Alaina, Beth Behrs, Clint Black, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Jessie James Decker, Hunter Hayes, Jay Hernandez, Lady AntebellumMidland, Nancy O’Dell, Danica Patrick, Dennis Quaid, Wilmer Valderrama and more to be announced in the coming days. The awards telecast, hosted by Reba McEntire, will air LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 8:00 PM ET / delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

Tickets for the ceremony are available for purchase now at For more information on the ACM Awards and all ACM events including ACM Party for a Cause®, visit You can also like Academy of Country Music on Facebook or follow on Twitter and Instagram for more immediate updates

Academy Of Country Music® Adds Clint Black To 7th Annual ACM Party For A Cause® Lineup

The 7th Annual ACM Party for a Cause®, taking place on Friday, April 5 – Sunday, April 7, 2019 in Las Vegas, will consist of fan events and private parties leading up to and immediately following the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®. The Academy-hosted marquee events slated for this year’s Party for a Cause include ACM Stories, Songs & Stars, ACM Lifting Lives Topgolf Tee-Off, ACM Decades and the ACM Awards Official After Party presented by Security Benefit. Each event will feature performances by country music’s biggest names and hottest new talent.

Portions of all event proceeds will benefit ACM Lifting Lives®, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music, which works to lift lives through the power of music. For additional information and/or to purchase tickets, visit

Sunday, April 7th at 8pm - ACM Awards Official After Party presented by Security Benefit

About: Party the night away with your favorite country stars at the official 54th ACM Awards after party

Location: Marquee Ballroom, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino

Talent: Hosted by Shawn Parr and Big Kenny, plus performances by Jimmie Allen, Big Kenny, Clint Black, Jessie James Decker, Lindsay Ell, Brantley Gilbert, Adam Hambrick, Caylee Hammack, Walker Hayes, High Valley, LOCASH, AJ McLean, Cassadee Pope, Runaway June, Dylan Scott and Brett Young

About ACM Lifting Lives®

ACM Lifting Lives® is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music. Through partnerships with artists and strong ties in the music industry, ACM Lifting Lives develops and funds music-related therapy and education programs, and serves members of the community who face unexpected hardships through its Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund. Generous donations and the support of artists and fans ensure ACM Lifting Lives is able to fund everything from disaster relief and helping communities in need, to music education in schools and music camps for those with disabilities, to supporting programs that use music therapy as a means to help our veterans and wounded warriors, while providing grants to help them ease back into life. For more information, please visit

ADA Worldwide Partners With Sara Evans And Born To Fly Records On Global Distribution Deal

ADA Worldwide today announced an exclusive partnership with multi-platinum entertainer Sara Evans and her label, Born To Fly Records. ADA Worldwide will support the Nashville-based label across sales and distribution on a global scale. Launched in 2017, Born To Fly Records is home to Evans’ critically acclaimed eighth studio record, Words, which was named one of Billboard and Rolling Stone’s Top Country Albums of the Year. The ACM Female Vocalist of the Year is currently prepping her new album, due later this year.
“As ADA continues to put an emphasis on building its Nashville roster, we are thrilled to join forces with such an acclaimed, decorated artist in country music such as Sara, as she enters this phase in her career,” says Warner Music Group President of Independent Music & Creator Services, Eliah Seton.
"On behalf of Sara, Born To Fly Records and Collective Artist Management, we’re excited to enter into this partnership with ADA and the overall Warner team,” said Craig Dunn, Vice President, Collective Artist Management. “Their passion and track record speak for itself and we’re thrilled to have Sara Evans alongside the long list of accomplished artists on the ADA roster.”

Adds ADA President, A&R and Label Services, Kenny Weagly, “We’re very excited to partner with Sara on the next steps of her already-lauded career, which is illuminated with No. 1’s, prestigious awards, platinum success and numerous tours. In addition to our partnerships that include Aaron Watson’s Big Label Records and Broken Bow Records, joining forces with an artist such as Sara further exemplifies ADA’s focus and commitment to the music coming out of Nashville.” 

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The Barker Family Band With Sara Evans Limited Engagement Tour Tickets And Ep Now Available To Order

Multi-platinum entertainer Sara Evans’ side-project, The Barker Family Band, with daughter Olivia Barker(16) and son Avery Barker(19), is now available for pre-order at The 6-song EP, releasing April 12, offers a snapshot of this moment in time for the family and showcases mesmerizing harmonies on original songs and covers including Beyonce’s “XO,” premiering exclusively via Billboard, and “Dreams” (Fleetwood Mac). Hear “Dreams” now on your favorite streaming platform and get an immediate download when you pre-orderThe Barker Family Band EP at In addition, a limited number of CD bundles are available at Priced at $29 the package will include an autographed CD copy of the EP along with an 8x10 photo and Barker Family Band t-shirt.

 Sara, along with Olivia and Avery, will embark on the limited engagement acoustic tour — City Winery and SiriusXM Y2Kountry present Sara Evans and The Barker Family Band – Bloodline Tour —launching May 7 in Washington, D.C. with six shows at City Winery locations throughout the month of May. Tickets are on-sale now at  

City Winery and SiriusXM Y2Kountry present Sara Evans and The Barker Family Band – Bloodline Tour

May 7 - Washington, D.C. - City Winery

May 8 - New York, NY - City Winery

May 9 - Boston, MA - City Winery

May 15 - Atlanta, GA - City Winery

May 17 - Chicago, IL - City Winery

May 18 - Nashville, TN - City Winery

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Sara Evans Surprises Fans with The Barker Family Band Side Project

Collaboration with daughter Olivia Barker and son Avery Barker for EP and limited-engagement acoustic tour launching spring 2019

Nashville, TN — March 8, 2019 — Multi-Platinum entertainer Sara Evans got her start in music at the age of 5, leading The Evans Family Band with two of her siblings. Her solo career took off after signing with RCA Records, going on to score five #1 singles, including “Born To Fly” and “A Little Bit Stronger,” selling millions of records and taking home trophies from the Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association. Family has remained a constant since day one as her brother Matt and sister Lesley continue to perform in her live band and her three children – Avery, Olivia and Audrey – were raised on the road, watching shows from the side stage.

Sara has a new solo album is in the works for 2019 however she was inspired to go in the studio earlier this year with her own family, daughter Olivia Barker(16) and son Avery Barker (19), to record a small side-project after fan reaction to acoustic renditions of “Dreams” and “Born To Fly” posted to Instagram. The result: a 6-song EP — The Barker Family Band — and limited engagement acoustic tour — City Winery and SiriusXM Y2Kountry present Sara Evans and The Barker Family Band – Bloodline Tour —launching this spring.
“Family is everything to me and making a record like this has been a dream for me since my kids were little,” said Sara. “They were literally raised on a tour bus around music and this is something that I’ve wanted to do for a long time. I’m honored that I get to make this music with them before they embark on their own careers as musicians.”
As Olivia, a powerhouse vocalist and songwriter, and Avery, a singer/songwriter, guitar player and multi-instrumentalist, embark on their own solo music careers, Evans is thrilled to share The Barker Family Band EP on April 12 as a snapshot of this moment in time for the family. Mesmerizing harmonies are showcased on covers including Beyonce’s “XO” and Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams,” along with an original song, “The View,” written by Olivia and Avery. Sara and Olivia trade off lead vocals and harmonies while Avery played acoustic and electric guitar on the tracks. The project is co-produced by Sara and Ben Fowler.
The Barker Family Band track listing

  1. “Born To Fly Intro” – lead vocals Sara Evans

  2. “Dreams” – lead vocals Sara Evans

  3. “XO” – lead vocals Olivia Barker

  4. “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” – lead vocals Sara Evans

  5. “The View” – lead vocals Olivia Barker

  6. “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” – lead vocals Olivia Barker 

The trio will also embark on the 6-city limited engagement City Winery andSiriusXM Y2Kountry present Sara Evans and The Barker Family Band – Bloodline Tour in late spring, with tickets on-sale starting March 14 at

City Winery andSiriusXM Y2Kountry present Sara Evans and The Barker Family Band – Bloodline Tour

DateCityVenueMay 7Washington, D.C.City WineryMay 8New York, NYCity WineryMay 9Boston, MACity WineryMay 15Atlanta, GACity WineryMay 17Chicago, ILCity WineryMay 18Nashville, TNCity Winery


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The Hits. Hats. History. Tour Kicks Off May 2nd in Charlotte

Country music icons Trace Adkins and Clint Black will make a triumphant return to the stage together as part of the Hits. Hats. HistoryTour. Pre-sale tickets go on sale March 5, with all remaining tickets going on sale March 8 at 10 a.m. (local time). 

The Hits. Hats. History. Tour kicks off May 2 in Charlotte, North Carolina and travels to nine different cities through August 9, with additional dates announced in the coming weeks. This summer tour will get that much hotter via the addition of a series of special guest artists such as Terri Clark, John Berry and Craig Campbell.

 “It’s been a few years since Clint and I shared the stage,” explains Trace Adkins, a three-time GRAMMY nominated BBR recording artist. “Since then, we have both been fortunate to have added a few more hits, and hats to our collection. Looking forward to this!” 

“Trace and I toured together back in the 90s and I’m really looking forward to sharing the stage with him again!” said Black, a GRAMMY award winner and one of the most successful singer/songwriters of the modern era.  “He’s a lot of fun and a real pro.”

In addition to the Hits. Hats. History. Tour, Black will launch his “Still Killin’ Time 30th Anniversary Tour” in March to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of his triple platinum, seminal album, Killin’ Time.  To this day, it is recognized as one of country music’s most authoritative recordings, it’s influence still heard on many of the recordings that have followed. 

Adkins is also on the road this summer as part of his current Don’t Stop Tour 2019. Currently, the “You’re Gonna Miss This” hit-maker is out with his “Hillbilly Bone” buddy Blake Shelton as part of his Friends & Heroes 2019 Tour, which concludes March 23 in New York. And while the Grand Ole Opry member certainly has much on his plate as of late, he is still set to lend his voice to the character of Robert in the forthcoming “Dally & Spanky,” due out later in 2019.

HITS. HATS .HISTORY. TOURMay 2  – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre – Charlotte, NC*
May 3 – Suwannee River Jam – Live Oak, FL^
May 4 – The Bowl – Sugar Hill, GA*
May 5 – CCNB Amphitheatre – Simpsonville, SC*
June 6 – White Oak Amphitheatre – Greensboro, NC<
June 8 – Foxwoods Amphitheatre – Mashantucket, CT<
June 9 – Bank of New Hampshire Amphitheatre– Gilford, NH<
August 8 – Smart Financial Centre – Sugar Land, TX<
August 9 – H-E-B Center at Cedar Park – Cedar Park, TX<

*Features John Berry ^Features Craig Campbell <Features Terri Clark

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Clint Black Celebrates Milestone With The "Still... Killin' Time 30th Anniversary Tour"

GRAMMY Award winning country music icon Clint Black will spend 2019 on the road with his fans celebrating 30 years of his triple platinum selling debut album Killin’ Time.  The “Still… Killin' Time 30th Anniversary Tour” launches in March in Norman, Oklahoma and will continue throughout the year with new dates still to be announced. Tickets are available at

Killin’ Time, to this day, remains one of the highest selling debut albums in country music. The groundbreaking album became a seminal recording as it helped bring the genre back to mainstream audiences. Its influence can be heard in many of the albums that followed, and its modesty and sincerity still resonate with artists and fans alike. Clint will be performing a number of songs from Killin’ Time including classic No. 1 hits like “A Better Man,” “Nobody’s Home,” and “Killin’ Time.” 

Clint says, “My songs and especially the songs from Killin’ Time are the glue that connects me to my fans. I’m excited that they’ve been a part of the soundtrack to their lives for so many years.”