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THE ROYS Debut THE VIEW: Track-By-Track Today On The Boot

Nashville, TN (August 28, 2014) -THE ROYS debut THE VIEW: Track-By-Track, an official companion video to their September 2 CD release, THE VIEW, today on The Boot

The candid overview features Elaine and Lee revealing the stories behind the disc's songs, and offering insights into the recording process.  "We love the idea of addressing our fans directly," notes Elaine.  "Folks always want to know about the creative process," adds Lee.  "Hopefully, this video explains it." 



NASHVILLE SONGWRITER Reveals "Stories Behind The Country Music's Greatest Hits"


Nashville, TN (August 20, 2014) - A hit song resonates across generations, genders and backgrounds.  These #1s become "our songs."  They are the soundtrack to our lives.  The songs themselves become timeless, and the stars who sing them become legends.  Every song tells a story and, in his new book NASHVILLE SONGWRITER 

(The Inside Stories Behind Country Music's Greatest Hits), music biographer Jake Brown reveals these stories - and one of Music City's best-kept secrets.  The book will be available September 9 from BenBella Books, at popular online retail outlets including  Amazon and in major book retail chains nationwide including Barnes&Noble, IndieBound, !ndigo and Books-A-Million.  





9th Annual Smithfield Music's Aiken & Friends Fest Line-Up Announced


Norfolk, VA (August 19, 2014) --Smithfield Music's Aiken & Friends Fest returns to Smithfield, Virginia for its ninth year with an outstanding talent lineup, one-of-a-kind educational seminars and more.  Performing at this year's event are Fest founder and Northwind Records' artist Mike Aiken,  talented singer/songwriter Tim Buppert (Trisha Yearwood, Billy Ray Cyrus, Mike Aiken), Washington Area Music Association award-winning entertainer Patty Reese (2009 Album of the Year, Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year), Folk/Rock/Americana duo Moors & McCumber, American Soul-inspired Caleb Hawley Band, popular Piedmont stylists M.S.G. Acoustic Blues Trio, area favorites Snuff Trio (featuring Chuck Larson, Norman Harrell & Robbie House), Mississippi native and Southern/Soul singer/songwriter Adrian Dickey, 16-year-old sensation Evan Button, the Mike Aiken Band, and local teen songstress Mollie Taylor.  Also appearing will be three songwriters who will compete for their stage slots via Fest open-mic nights scheduled for September.  Proceeds from the Fest benefit area youth music education. 



THE ROYS Sign Exclusive Worldwide Booking Agreement With Buddy Lee Attractions


Nashville, TN (August 15, 2014) -THE ROYS have signed an exclusive booking agreement with Buddy Lee Attractions for worldwide representation.  The deal was solidified yesterday in advance of the award-winning Bluegrass/Country duo's September 2 CD release, THE VIEW, on Rural Rhythm Records. 



THE ROYS Wrap Labor Day Weekend With SiriusXM's Bluegrass Junction & Special CD Release Party For "The View"


Nashville, TN (August 11, 2014) -THE ROYS wrap the long Labor Day weekend with SiriusXM as the media giant hosts a special-format release party on its Bluegrass Junction channel for the duo's new CD, THE VIEW.  The celebration, which will air Monday, September 1 at 6 p.m. ET, will feature THE ROYS performing their full album for an audience at the SiriusXM Music City Theatre.  The CD hits stores on Tuesday, September 2; fans in a hurry for the award-winning Bluegrass/Country duo's new music can pre-order THE VIEW now from Amazon.



Mike Aiken's "Your Memory Wins" Delivers a Dose of Much Needed Traditional Country to Radio Today


Nashville, TN (August 6, 2014) -  Northwind Records' Mike Aiken steers away from songs about tailgates, beer and first kisses with a tribute to traditional roots country and life-long love with the release of  "Your Memory Wins."  As summer days slip away and school bells start to ring, the anthems of country music are winding down and making room for more traditional songs.







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