NASHVILLE, TN / LONDON, UK —(Weds, Oct 31st 2018) — BBR Music Group artists Jimmie Allen, Lindsay Ell, Chase Rice and Lainey Wilson all toured the UK this month and were received with open arms by fans across the country. Many of the shows were part of AEG’s Country Music Week, while others were part of the artists continued dedication to tour internationally and play for their fans in the UK. Amidst the energy of Country Music Week it was announced that Broken Bow Records artists Dustin Lynch and Rice will be playing the Main Stage at the Country to Country (C2C) Festival in March 2019.
The dates kicked off with Lindsay Ell’s sold-out London headline show (Oct 16th); before Chase Rice took to the stage at the historic Bush Hall venue earlier this week to mark the start of his second UK headline tour, titled the Lambs & Lions Tour, with Jimmie Allen as main support for all four shows.
Sunday night (Oct 28th), Jimmie Allen closed out a two-week combined run of UK shows from the label’s roster during October, with a special performance at the ‘Bluebird Cafe’ songwriters round in London. Joining them in London was Broken Bow Records’ latest signing Lainey Wilson, who spent several days working with internationally-acclaimed songwriters following her debut overseas performance, before returning to the stage at Country Music Week for a packed performance and Q&A as part of their Daytime Hub event.
Rice found time on his trip to join legendary BBC Radio broadcaster Bob Harris on stage at the CMA Songwriters Series (Oct 22nd) for a special announcement, letting fans know he’d be joining the Country to Country (C2C) Festival lineup in March 2019, for full band shows on the main stage in London, Glasgow and Dublin. It was also announced that labelmate Dustin Lynch will make his long-awaited first trip across the pond to play C2C 2019 in all cities, alongside Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, and Chris Stapleton. Rice went on to join songwriter/producer and frequent collaborator Chris DeStefano for an acoustic rendition of current single ‘Eyes On You’, which is receiving growing airplay worldwide and has topped 65m+ streams, including over 1m in the UK alone.
All four artists received rave live reviews, while fans clamoured for the engaging live show experiences. Additionally, keeping a packed schedule, all were featured on multiple BBC Radio shows during their trip, as well as stopping in to visit the UK’s 24/7 country station Chris Country Radio. Ell also made an appearance on London Live TV, took over Fender’s social media channels and recorded an interview with Total Country TV, to air shortly after the new channel’s launch in November.
ABOUT JIMMIE ALLEN:
The epitome of the phrase “persistence pays off,” Jimmie Allen laid it all on the line to make his dreams a reality. Now signed to BBR Music Group’s Stoney Creek Records, Allen’s debut single “Best Shot” is a certified hit, claiming the spot as the #1 Most Shazamed song in the format for three consecutive weeks, as it continues to climb up the Top 5 on Country radio. On October 12th, Allen released his hotly-anticipated debut album, Mercury Lane, named in tribute to the street he grew up on and the origin of his incredible journey. Featuring a cutting-edge mix of country, rock, R&B, and pop, Mercury Lane draws upon the influence his family and small-town upbringing of the critically-acclaimed rising star.
The Southern Delaware native’s talent for songwriting is undeniable, having written a song that was featured in a Super Bowl commercial and appearing in a Diet Coke ad with megastar Taylor Swift. “Blue Jean Baby,” off his debut self-titled EP, immediately caught the attention of country music fans and critics alike with its soulful groove— rocketing it to the top of digital playlists, across all genres. After introducing his music at festivals across the country this summer, this fall Allen will hit the road once again to share the stage with Chase Rice, Kane Brown, and Scotty McCreery. The hot newcomer has already been heralded as one of the top “artists to watch in 2018” by Rolling Stone, Billboard, Pandora, Sounds Like Nashville, NY Country Swag, Country Music Rocks and New England Country Music has earned spots in CMT’s “18 for 2018” Listen Up program, Bobby Bones’ Class of 2018.
ABOUT LINDSAY ELL:
Lauded “one of the most exciting and talented young artists in country music” (Forbes), Lindsay Ell is a true triple threat; a multi-instrumentalist as well as a unique vocalist and songwriter. Lindsay played lead guitar on recent album ‘The Project’, which debuted at No.1 on the US Country Album Sales Charts. Lauded the ‘Best Country Album of 2017’ by Billboard, The Project is produced by GRAMMY-winner Kristian Bush, of Sugarland. Recently, Lindsay traded guitar licks with Brad Paisley on his Weekend Warrior World Tour, and hit the road on Sugarland’s Still The Same Tour, before joining select dates of superstar Keith Urban’s Graffiti U World Tour, and returning to the UK in October for headline shows having been a standout artist at the O2 Arena’s C2C Festival in March 2018.
ABOUT DUSTIN LYNCH:
Since releasing his PLATINUM-certified debut single, “Cowboys and Angels,” Lynch has “steadily built one of the most consistent recording careers in modern country music” (Billboard) with five consecutive #1s, three Top 5 albums, PLATINUM-level certifications and tours with the genre’s biggest names (Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, and Brad Paisley). His grooving current single “Good Girl” is making its way up the Country radio charts as he teams up with Cole Swindell and special guest Lauren Alaina for the REASON TO DRINK … ANOTHER TOUR this fall. Racking up over 238 million views on YouTube/VEVO, scoring one BILLION streams, soaring to #1 on the MTV Music Meter, and selling 4.5 million digital tracks, the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry brings a fresh combination of traditional influence and edgy intensity to the genre. Lynch’s “sexy” (CMT), “intoxicating” (Taste of Country) third studio album, CURRENT MOOD, debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart in Fall 2017. Produced by Brent Anderson, Mickey Jack Cones, Ross Copperman, Zach Crowell, and Will Weatherly, the boldly adventurous project features the GOLD-certified, #1 single “Seein’ Red” and PLATINUM-selling, multi-week chart-topper “Small Town Boy,” and aims to push the musical envelope even further. With accolades rolling in – including Billboard Music Awards, iHeartRadio Music Awards, and CMT Music Awards nominations – Lynch made his mark with high–profile appearances on CMA Fest, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, ACM Awards, Good Morning America, TODAY, and many more. Realizing his longtime dream of creating a fashion line, Lynch has also branched out to launch Stay Country. The line of accessibly priced men’s and women’s shirts, hats, and accessories, all emblazoned with the distinctive Stay Country logo, can be found online at www.staycountryclothing.com . For more information, visit DustinLynchMusic.com, and reach out to him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
ABOUT CHASE RICE:
Country music maverick Chase Rice has become one of country music’s most exciting figures since arriving in Nashville, building a loyal fan base with energetic live shows and gaining the attention of music critics and industry professionals alike with his edgy, eclectic sound. The North Carolina native has also had songwriting success with mega-hit “Cruise,” recorded by Florida Georgia Line. He recently released his sophomore album, Lambs & Lions, and the first single, “Three Chords & The Truth,” was a Top 20 hit and the follow-up, “Eyes On You,” is already a major hit with fans who streamed it over 50 million times before even learning it would be the next single! Rice’s debut album Ignite the Night debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums and No. 3 on the all-genre chart, and produced a pair of Top 5 hits, the Platinum-certified “Ready Set Roll” and “Gonna Wanna Tonight.” He has toured with Kenny Chesney and Luke Bryan.
ABOUT LAINEY WILSON:
Hailing from the small farming community of Baskin, Louisiana, newcomer Lainey Wilson has as much grit in her as she does soul. She moved to Nashville in a camper trailer to pursue a career in music and has been carving her own unique place in the country music landscape ever since, already garnering early praise as “a cautious optimist with just enough scars and pragmatism to write great, universal country songs” (Taste of Country) and “one of those voices who will grab your attention and keep it” (Whiskey Riff). A natural-born storyteller, Wilson has quickly established herself as an in-demand songwriter on Music Row as part of the powerhouse Sony/ATV, landing cuts with chart-topping country artist Luke Combs and fellow rising country artist Kasey Tyndall, and independently releasing her own self-titled EP in April 2018.
This summer Lainey landed a record deal with BBR Music Group/BMG and is currently in the studio working on new material for her debut with its flagship imprint, Broken Bow Records. www.laineywilson.com