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Easton Corbin, Dustin Lynch, Greg Bates, Chris Janson part of Country Weekly kick-off party

CW-Kickoff-Party-MOC_1000x1000Country Weekly magazine’s annual celebration to kick off CMA Music Festival has been announced for Tuesday, June 4, and features performances by some of today’s hottest country stars – Easton Corbin, Dustin Lynch, Greg Bates and Chris Janson.

This year’s event, held at the Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Nashville, will be a night filled with great music for a great cause with all proceeds benefiting Musicians On Call Nashville, a non-profit organization that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities.

Tickets are on sale now and range from a $30 General Admission entry up to $500 for a VIP table for four including a meet-and-greet with all four artists. All attendees will enjoy a red carpet arrival with bright lights and a backdrop for photos. To purchase tickets and to find out more on the VIP and meet-and-greet options, click HERE.  Doors open at 7 p.m. with music cranking up at 8 p.m. For more information on the event, ticket options and MOC Nashville, please visit www.MusiciansOnCall.org.

The event is sponsored by Boot Barn, Durango and Roper.

EastonC_NRA_HIresae422aAbout Easton Corbin:  Mercury Nashville recording artist Easton Corbin is lauded for his traditional country sound, authentic lyrics and mastery of understatement. His self-titled debut album was released in 2010 and spawned back-to-back hits “A Little More Country Than That” and “Roll With It;” making him the first country male artist in 17 years to have his first two consecutive singles reach No. 1. That same year the Gilchrist County Florida native won all of the Breakthrough Artist awards at the American Country Awards – Artist of the Year: Breakthrough Artist, Single of the Year: Breakthrough Artist and Music Video: Breakthrough Artist for “A Little More Country Than That.” Billboard named Corbin as the Top New Country Artist of 2010. "Lovin’ You Is Fun," Easton’s debut single from his sophomore album All Over The Road, placed No. 5 on the country airplay charts. His current single is “All Over the Road.” Visit www.eastoncorbin.com or www.umgnashville.com to learn more about the Florida native.

Dustin LynchAbout Dustin Lynch:  Since the release of his debut single, “Cowboys and Angels,” Broken Bow Records’ Dustin Lynch has earned a No. 1 album, over a million single sales and has surpassed 8 million views on YouTube/ VEVO. He’s soared to No. 1 on the MTV Music Meter, earned a No. 1 ringtone on CMT, a Top 5 on the Billboard Heatseekers Songs chart, and a No. 2 country radio single. With the release of his self-titled debut album, Lynch became the only new male act to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart in 2012. People magazine declared Dustin Lynch to be “one of the best debuts of 2012” and the editors of Rolling Stone lauded him as one of “Nashville’s Newest Hitmakers” in its 2013 Best of Rock issue. His follow-up single, the Top 20 double-entendre head turner, “She Cranks My Tractor,” further cemented his status as one of country’s hottest new talents. Lynch’s new single, “Wild in Your Smile,” impacts country radio on May 28th. www.dustinlynchmusic.com

GB_PHOTO_0100_Wright_MG_7773(1)About Greg Bates:  Growing up in Music City, the Nashville native was born with a natural tendency to write and sing. Greg Bates continued developing his skills while attending Belmont University, where his undeniable talent caught the attention of music industry tastemakers. Soon after graduation, Bates began “living the dream” after signing a co-publishing/artist development deal with Effusion Entertainment and Super 98 Music. Currently, Bates is in the studio with producer Jimmy Ritchey recording new material for his debut project, which includes his Top 5 hit, “Did It for the Girl” and latest single, “Fill In the Blank,” which recently hit country radio. He is weaving together a collection that will connect with today’s youthful audiences while still honoring his musical heroes – Alan Jackson, Dwight Yoakam and George Strait. Bates has shared the stage with Alan Jackson, Darius Rucker, Willie Nelson, Kellie Pickler, and most recently, wrapped up an opening slot on Brantley Gilbert’s Hell On Wheels Tour. www.gregbatesofficial.com

Chris Janson
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FREEAbout Chris Janson: Since releasing his chart-climbing single “Better I Don’t,” dynamic multi-instrumentalist Chris Janson has been garnering nationwide buzz from media and fans alike. With undeniable charisma, Janson brings a blue-collar, working-class, boot-stomping hillbilly redneck attitude to bear on every live performance, earning him opening slots for music legends Merle Haggard and Hank Williams Jr. as well as regular appearances on the Grand Ole Opry. The talented songwriter, who co-wrote the fastest rising single of Tim McGraw’s career, “Truck Yeah,” and began writing at just 18 with an impressive group of musicians from the likes of Guns N’ Roses to Bill Anderson. The Perryville, Missouri, native first broke onto the Nashville music scene when he landed a yearlong, four-show-a-day gig at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge on Nashville’s Lower Broadway. Janson is currently working with producer Keith Stegall (Alan Jackson, Zac Brown Band) on his full-length album debut, expected for release later this year via Bigger Picture Group. www.chrisjanson.com

untitledAbout Country Weekly:  As America’s premier country entertainment source for 19 years, Country Weekly and CountryWeekly.com deliver the inside stories on country music’s hottest stars, featuring late-breaking news and the scoop on the stars’ lifestyles, families, homes, favorite foods and latest fashions. Country Weekly is published 52 times a year by parent company American Media, Inc. www.countryweekly.com

MOC Logo-true blackAbout Musicians On Call (MOC):  Musicians On Call (MOC) was founded in 1999 with the mission of bringing live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities. To date, its volunteers have played for over 350,000 people nationwide. Musicians On Call continues its mission through room-to-room hospital performances by both local musicians and national celebrities as well as the Music Pharmacy and Project Playback Programs. www.musiciansoncall


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