Jake Owen #1 Beachin

Jake Owen brought the ultimate beach party to a new level this week with his GOLD-certified smash “Beachin’” landing at the #1 spot on both the Mediabase and Billboard Country Airplay Charts. The infectious party anthem marks Jake’s fifth #1 single at Country radio and fastest selling hit to date.

“Beachin’” is from the talented singer’s latest album DAYS OF GOLD (RCA Nashville) produced by Joey Moi, which also includes the lively fan-favorite “Days of Gold.” In celebration of the golden times of summer, fans can post their photos and videos on Instagram or Twitter with hashtags #DAYSOFGOLD or #BEACHIN and these snapshots will be added to an infinity mosaic on Jake’s website here.

New Dirt On FGL

After revealing the release of their new single “Dirt” via their social networks, superstar duo Florida Georgia Line will debut the highly anticipated song on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon tomorrow, Tuesday (7/8) at 11:35P ET/ 10:35P CT. FGL will also perform “Dirt” on LIVE! with Kelly & Michael this Wednesday (7/9), along with the PLATINUM-certified smash “This Is How We Roll” (featuring Luke Bryan), whose recently released remix also features Jason Derulo. 

“Dirt” will hit Country radio airwaves nationwide this week and is available at all digital retailers beginning tomorrow (7/8).

Music Sales Decline - Streaming UP

Nielsen Entertainment & Billboard’s 2013 Mid-Year Music Industry Report came out last week - giving us some intel on the continuing decline of physical sales and rise of digital. Some stats from the report include: Total album sales (including digital, TEA & SEA): 227M (down from 235M), Digital album sales (including TEA): 113.2 million (down 15.9M), and Stream equivalent albums: 1,500 to 1 SEA, 46.9M total (up from 24.8M). - See more at: http://www.allaccess.com/pollack-media/archive/19387/nielsen-entertainment-billboard-s-2013-mid—-year?ref=mail_recap#sthash.yvxhBWtu.dpuf

Brantley Gilbert, TBP - Brickyard July 26 & 27th

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway will once again host an award-winning list of Big Machine Label Group country music artists, including headliners Brantley Gilbert and The Band Perry, at the Brickfest Music Festival on Saturday, July 26 and Sunday, July 27 during the Kroger Super Weekend at the Brickyard. All performances are free with admission to the track for each day.

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Lucy Hale Debut CD

Lucy Hale’s highly anticipated album, Road Between, is available for fans to download starting tomorrow, June 3rd as it hits store shelves, iTunes, and other online outlets. 
Catch Lucy on “Ram Country” on Yahoo! Music as she performs three songs from Road Between starting June 4.  Adding to the media frenzy, Lucy will be featured in American Profile, Country Weekly, People Country, Nashville Lifestyles, Southern LivingUS Magazine and many more in support of the June 3 album launch. 

APA Announces CMA Music Fest Line-Up

From the Bud Light Bridgestone Stage to LP Field, APA Nashville’s diverse concert roster of talented and iconic artists will be taking center stages during the CMA Music Festival from June 5 through 8 in Nashville.  Travis Tritt and Charlie Daniels Band will be performing at LP Field, while Big Smo, BlackHawk and Joshua Scott Jones hit the Bud Light Bridgestone Stage.  

Appearing on the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage are Lyndsey Highlander, Maggie Rose and Corey Smith.  Rob Baird, Phoenix Stone and Jacob Powell will also be highlighted on other prominent stages around town.  For more information on APA Nashville’s roster, please visit: apa-agency.com.

Cold Ford To Release #5 Studio Album

COUNTRY STAR COLT FORD TO RELEASE 5TH STUDIO ALBUM “THANKS FOR LISTENING” July 1. This tribute to fans includes collaborations with stars such as Keith Urban, Duck Dynasty’s Willie Robertson, Jerrod Niemann, Lee Brice, Randy Houser and more. The first volume of Colt’s own comic series “The Average Joes” is included in an exclusive Walmart edition.