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June 8, 2015

Melissa Manchester’s “Big Light” Coming

“Big Light,” the new single from GRAMMY winner Melissa Manchester, goes to radio the week of June 15. The track, which is from her latest album, You Gotta Love the Life, features the legendary vocalist Al Jarreau. “Big Light” marks Manchester and Jarreau’s first recording together since “The Music of Goodbye,” their duet for the 1985 Academy Award-winning film Out of Africa, although the longtime friends have since toured together.

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June 8, 2015

The Walking Guys Begin Walk

The Walking Guys (Benjamin Butler, Christopher Kessenich, Will Stevens, and Riley Moore) are set to begin their one-of-a-kind music/adventure tour in Portland, ME on July 8, 2015, with performances that combine original music and stories of their 1600-mile walk. Yes, walk. The four performers plan to walk from gig to gig, sharing their music in venues ranging from highly esteemed theaters to dive bars and around campfires. Representing the best of Southern Folk Americana, the Walking Guys will create a musical experience that will allow fans to join in their adventure of covering miles every day on foot, becoming immersed in the culture of each area they enter, and sharing their story with those who will become the next characters in it.

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June 8, 2015

Kacey Musgraves’ Pageant Material Coming

Mercury Nashville’s Kacey Musgraves will debut new music from her sophomore album, Pageant Material, on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (June 9) and Late Night with Seth Meyers (June 10). Musgraves will perform her current single “Biscuits,” on The Tonight Show and “Family Is Family” on Late Night. Pageant Material, set for release on June 23, is available for digital pre-order tomorrow and includes instant downloads of both “Family Is Family” and “Biscuits.”

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June 5, 2015

Florence + The Machine’s …Beautiful Hits #1

To celebrate the release of their new album How Big How Blue How Beautiful, Florence + the Machine will play select U.S. headline dates this fall, with stops including two nights at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl, a further two nights at Berkeley’s Greek Theatre and an appearance at Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater. American Express Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, June 9 at 10 a.m. local time through Thursday, June 11 at 10 p.m. local time. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. local time Friday, June 12*.

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June 4, 2015

Tim McGraw Helps Vets

Tim McGraw, Operation Homefront and Chase are continuing to award mortgage-free homes to veterans on the Shotgun Rider Tour 2015. Over their three years working together, they have awarded 108 homes, touching over 300 veterans and family members in 30 states in front of over 2,000,000 fans. Thirty-six homes will be awarded during the upcoming tour.

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June 4, 2015

Jack Antonoff Offers Thank You And Sorry

Life on the road is tough for a neurotic germaphobe who just turned 31. Thank You and Sorry is an original six-part, docu-style series that follows GRAMMY® Award-winning indie rocker Jack Antonoff during Bleachers’ world tour as he ponders relationships, life’s big questions and encounters a strange cast of unusual and witty characters along the way. Produced by Above Average, Thank You and Sorry debuts exclusively for FREE on Google Play on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Pre-order the series for your library now.

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June 4, 2015

Cracker Factory’s Chasing Ghosts Out June 20

Cracker Factory is something of a throwback. A power trio in the tradition of the Jimi Hendrix Experience or Cream making modern rock music that is at once controlled and ferocious. It’s not normal, but it feels familiar. As Seattle’s The Stranger put it, “Since their first effort they’ve been unable to write anything but drum and guitar driven, proggy rock songs, whose anachronistic feel is easily forgotten because they’re just so fun to listen to.”

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