Thursday, June 9, 2011
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REBA ANNOUNCES ARENA TOUR SET FOR THIS AUTUMN
Opening Act Support From Label Group With The Band Perry, Steel Magnolia & Edens Edge
Superstar Offers A Preview During CMA Music Festival Performance On Friday, June 10
Nashville, Tennessee (June 9, 2011) – Earlier today, multimedia superstar Reba announced her upcoming fall tour. She will give fans a preview of her impending 31-city trek throughout the US and Canada during the CMA Music Festival on Friday, June 10, at LP Field in Nashville. Reba will play her current single “When Love Gets A hold Of You” as well as several previous smashes like “Fancy” and “Turn On The Radio.” Fellow Big Machine Label Group artists – Republic Nashville’s multi-platinum sibling trio The Band Perry and Big Machine Records’ emerging stars Steel Magnolia and Edens Edge – will open select US dates beginning in October.
“I am very excited about the fall tour. We are designing new production and staging. I'm looking forward to touring with The Band Perry, Steel Magnolia and Eden's Edge. It will be a night of great music and I'm planning on having a blast,” said Reba.
One of the most successful female recording artists in history, Reba has sold over 56 million albums worldwide and her previous 13 studio albums have all achieved Gold or Platinum-plus status. As a leading lady in the genre, she was recently inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame for her contributions. She has won 15 American Music Awards; 13 Academy of Country Music Awards; 9 People’s Choice Awards; 6 Country Music Association Awards and 2 GRAMMY Awards throughout her extraordinary career. She is one of only four entertainers in history to be honored with a National Artistic Achievement Award by the U.S. Congress. Reba’s reign of 35 #1 hits spans four decades, prompting Billboard, Country Aircheck and Mediabase to all recognize her as the biggest female hit-maker in Country music history. The multimedia superstar recently earned her 64th Top 10 hit with “Turn On The Radio” and her 35th #1 with the lead single from her new album, ALL THE WOMEN I AM.
Reba’s unprecedented run of sales successes extended the superstar’s lead as the female artist with the most RIAA sales certifications and #1 albums in Country music history. The superstar surpassed the two-million-fan mark on Facebook, propelling her into an elite group of Country artists to achieve the popularity milestone. Also an acclaimed film, TV and Broadway actress, Reba signed with The Valory Music Co. in November 2008. The move reunited the multimedia entertainer with industry leader Scott Borchetta, now President and CEO of the Big Machine Label Group, which includes Big Machine Records, The Valory Music Co. and Republic Nashville.
A full schedule and ticketing information will be announced at a later date. For more on Reba and up-to-date tour details, please visit: Reba.com.
ABOUT THE BAND PERRY: The self-titled debut album by the family band was released in October 2010 and just four months later, it was certified Gold. The trio’s “modern throwback” style combines classic Country with an eclectic infusion of Rock, Gospel and Soul. As songwriters and musicians, their sound is distinct and rounded out by the rare magic of perfect three-part harmonies. Their first single, the up-tempo “Hip To My Heart” was a Top 20 hit, followed by the inspiring, reflective “If I Die Young,” which earned a Grammy nomination, reached #1, was certified Double Platinum and racked up over 18 million views on YouTube. The Band Perry recently revealed their third single, “You Lie.” The sassy anthem of a woman scorned features wordplay that proves the pen is mightier than the sword. “You Lie” is TBP’s fastest-climbing radio single to date, already in the Top 5 on Country Charts. Having previously garnered Grammy, CMA, CMT and ACA nominations, The Band Perry recently earned their first CMT Music Award for “USAWEEKEND Breakthrough Video of the Year” as well as ACM Awards for "New Duo or Group of the Year" and the coveted "New Artist of the Year." Currently they are on Tim McGraw’s Emotional Traffic Tour and will join Keith Urban on the road in September.
ABOUT STEEL MAGNOLIA: CMT’s 'Can You Duet' season two winners Steel Magnolia (Meghan Linsey and Joshua Scott Jones) captivated America with their dynamic harmonies and musicianship that is one part Country and two parts Southern Soul. After their win, the duo landed a record deal with Big Machine Records (home to Taylor Swift) and released debut single, “Keep On Lovin’ You.” The song climbed the Billboard Country Songs chart to peak at #4 and became the fastest-rising single by a male/female duo in Country music history. Steel Magnolia’s critically-acclaimed, self-titled debut album was released January 1, 2011 and features hits like, "Keep On Lovin' You," "Just By Being You (Halo and Wings)" and their current single, "Last Night Again." The duo's National TV appearances include The Late Show with David Letterman, Lopez Tonight, CBS Early Show, Better TV, 2010 CMT Music Awards and they will perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live! later this month. They have also been featured in such outlets as USA Today, Associated Press, Billboard, People, Country Weekly and The Huffington Post.
ABOUT EDENS EDGE: Comprised of Hannah Blaylock (lead vocalist), Dean Berner (harmony vocals, guitar, dobro) and Cherrill Green (harmony vocals, mandolin, banjo, and guitar), Edens Edge composes a unique musical blend deeply rooted in Country and Bluegrass. Growing up about an hour from each other in Arkansas the members of Edens Edge never met until they were introduced through mutual friends in college. After entering the CMT/NSAI Songwriters Contest in 2006, the band was discovered by Kye Fleming who helped further develop the group’s writing and artistic talents. In recent months the trio has opened for such Country stars as Lady Antebellum, Gloriana, Lonestar and Ronnie Milsap. Throughout the summer, they are on the Brad Paisley H2O II: Wetter & Wilder World Tour. Recently profiled as one of Billboard’s “Artists to Watch in 2011” the trio’s debut single on Big Machine Records, “Amen,” is already in the Top 40 on the Country Charts.
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