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"THE PICKUP" CRUISES INTO FEBRUARY WITH KENNY ROGERS, RANDY OWEN, THE OAK RIDGE BOYS & THE BELLAMY BROTHERS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 1, 2016) - "The Pickup" sails into February with another star-studded episode that features artist insights from the 2016 Country Music Cruise, an exclusive interview with Lorrie Morgan, a tribute to The Eagles' Glenn Frey, performance footage of Whoopi Goldberg with Hank Williams Jr., plus major news on other Country headliners. 

 

"THE PICKUP" HANGS WITH HANK JR., KELSEA BALLERINI AND MORE

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 20, 2016) - Hot on the heels of being profiled in the music-industry Bible Billboard, "The Pickup" delivers a star-packed episode featuring Hank Williams Jr., Kelsea Ballerini, John Anderson and other country headliners.

 

"THE PICKUP" MOMENTUM BUILDS WITH COVERAGE IN BILLBOARD

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 12, 2016) - "The Pickup" is generating more buzz than ever as the new year kicks off.  Already syndicated to approximately 70 radio stations around the United States, the country music news program has now been profiled in Billboard magazine.

 

'TIS THE SEASON FOR KENNY ROGERS, THE OAK RIDGE BOYS, TANYA TUCKER, T. GRAHAM BROWN AND MUCH MORE ON THE HOLIDAY EDITION OF ONLINE SERIES "THE PICKUP"

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (December 16, 2015) - 'Tis the season to celebrate good tidings as the popular online series "The Pickup" adds Zimmer Communications' 94.3 KAT Country (Jefferson City, Missouri) to its syndicated online family.  The holiday edition features exclusive interviews with Kenny Rogers, T. Graham Brown and Tanya Tucker.

 

Jake Clayton's "What Not To Do" Video Premieres Tomorrow On The Heartland Network

Nashville, TN ( December 10, 2015) -Jake Clayton's new music video, "What Not To Do," premieres  tomorrow, Friday, December 11 on The Heartland Network at 11 p.m. Central.  The clip and its companion "behind-the-scenes" video will air multiple times over the next week; check local listings for broadcast times.  "It's a song that tells the stories of three separate people, their actions and the resulting consequences," explains the talented artist and multi-instrumentalist.  "We wanted a gritty video - and we got it."   Clayton co-produced the clip with Rob Daniels for Please & Thank You Motion Pictures; Dylan White directed.  

 

"MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS ADDS SYNDICATED ONLINE SERIES "THE PICKUP" TO ITS COUNTRY BRAND

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (December 3, 2015) -- Fast-rising syndicated online series, "The Pickup," has just been added to Midwest Communications' country brand.  Fans can now enjoy the series via the powerhouse media company's 16 country websites, including seven DUKE FM stations and nine contemporary country stations.

 

Give Thanks For Your Country Fix - Join Alexandra Demetree As Rising Star Hosts Show Now Through December 6

Nashville, TN (November 23, 2015) - Country fans the world over can give thanks for their Country Fix as rising star Alexandra Demetree hosts two week-long episodes of the popular television program now through December 6.  The engaging up-and-comer is a natural in front of the camera with talent to spare, brains, beauty - and charm.  "The tapings were great fun," recalls the petite brunette.  "I have so much to be thankful for, and to have the show kick off just before the Thanksgiving holiday is very special."  

 

Leslie Cours Mather Sets Screen On Fire In New Video, "Hell Hath No Fury," Premiering Today On Roughstock

Nashville, TN (November 20, 2015) - Leslie Cours Mather sets the screen on fire in her new video, "Hell Hath No Fury," premiering today on Roughstock.  Directed by 2013 ACM Video of the Year award-winner Shane Drake (Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift, Avril Lavigne) for Taillight TV, the sultry, "woman-empowered" scenes were shot in locations along California's Sierra Highway, including the VFW Hall in Canyon Country, and the Halfway House CafĂ© in L.A. County.  Drake hooked Mather with his initial video treatment.  "The concept centered on a 'Quentin Tarantino meets Patsy Cline-esque' scenario," Leslie recalls.  "I was drawn to his treatment for two reasons: it was so cinematic and the character was very different from who I really am." 

 

 

 

Denny Strickland's Taking The Test Drive - Revs It Up As His New Single Breaks Top 30

Nashville, TN (November 17, 2015) - Country newcomer Denny Strickland's career continues to gain ground as the singer enters the Top 30 on the MusicRow CountryBreakout™ Chart with his current single, "How Far You Wanna Go."  The music video, which features an all-star production "cast," was helmed by Lindsey Labadie (Where the Red Fern Grows, Removed, Desert Friends) and directed by Caleb Kuhl (Wu-Tang Clan, Tedashii, Dylan Scott).  Emmy Award-winning Isaac Alongi (National Geographic, BBC, Discovery) served as Director of Photography. 

 

 

 

ONLINE SERIES "THE PICKUP" ON THE ROAD WITH THOMPSON SQUARE, WRAPS UP CMA AWARDS WEEK AND PREVIEWS CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 17, 2015) -- Syndicated online series, "The Pickup," continues providing content and coverage of country music headlines, happenings and untold stories with the latest episode featuring Hank Williams Jr.'s CMA Awards opening number, a preview of this year's CMT Artists of the Year, a candid interview with Thompson Square and a special report about the a passing of a beloved folk singer/songwriter beloved by children.

 

"THE PICKUP" ROCKS THE RED CARPET FOR COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME'S BIGGEST NIGHT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 6, 2015) -- In less than a year, "The Pickup" has expanded its online presence dramatically among country music fans by taking viewers behind the scenes at television tapings, concerts, festivals and special events, reporting breaking news and creating fun features involving the stars of country music. 

 

Alison Krauss Announced As Special Guest For The Pen Fund: Inspired By Hank Cochran

Nashville, TN (November 2, 2015) - Event sponsors are thrilled to announce that Alison Krauss will appear as a special guest of The Pen Fund: Inspired By Hank Cochran Presents Songwriters 4 Songwriters: Ladies' Night show on Tuesday, November 10 at 3rd & Lindsley . Tickets are $20 online and $25 day of show; doors open at 6 p.m. and the music starts at 7:30 p.m.  "Hank always said that Alison was his favorite singer," recalls Booth Calder Cochran, co-founder of The Pen Fund."To have her join us in this fund-raising endeavor is absolutely humbling."  For those who cannot attend the show, donations can be made directly to The Pen Fund at www.thepenfund.org or by logging on to your PayPal Account.  

 

 

 

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