Artist Action: TV Spots, New Music, and More

TV Appearances
Big Machine Records duo Steel Magnolia (Meghan Linsey and Joshua Scott Jones) will get a taste of late night tonight (June 27) when they make their debut on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11 pm CT. The duo will perform a new song from their album, which their fans have helped choose.

Marty Stuart will appear on The Late Show With David Letterman Wednesday, June 29. Stuart and his band The Fabulous Superlatives will perform “Country Boy Rock & Roll” from his album Ghost Train (The Studio B Sessions).

Kid Rock recently visited Hazel Smith for an episode of CMT’s Southern Fried Flicks. The show is set to air Saturday, July 2.

Album and Single Releases
Shawna Russell has released her self-titled sophomore album (Way Out West Records), which is available at iTunes, Amazon and more. The album was produced by Julian King, Clif Doyal and Tim Russell and features the single “Get Right Or Get Left.” Russell is also set to play the Summer Oil Patch Festival July 4 in Drumright, Oklahoma with co-headliner Richochet.

Former pop star Tiffany (“I Think We’re Alone Now,” “Could’ve Been”) has returned to music with the release of her debut country album Rose Tattoo. The first single, currently going for adds, is “Feel The Music,” which Tiffany wrote with Julie Forester and Dee Briggs.

Eli Young Band’s current single “Crazy Girl” has broken the 350,000 total downloads mark, averaging weekly sales of 25,000. The group’s forthcoming album Life At Best (Republic Nashville) is due out August 16.

Guy Clark will get his own tribute November 1, but prior to that he will release his new live album Songs and Stories (Dualtone) on August 16. Recorded at Nashville’s Belcourt Theatre, Songs and Stories features Clark performing works from across his career surrounded by bandmates Verlon Thompson, Shawn Camp, Bryn Davies, and Kenny Malone.

Artist Action
Warner Bros. duo the JaneDear girls are joining with Nick Jonas and Quaker Chewy to find the first Quaker Chewy Superstar. Children ages 8-14 are invted to sing one of four songs for the contest, one of which is tJDg’s “Wildflower.” The contest winner will receive a $5000 cash prize, record a song produced by Jonas, and be signed to the Jonas Management Group. More info here.

Phil Vassar has recorded “Rattler Hum,” a custom version of his new single “Let’s Get Together” for the Arizona Rattlers arena football team, which will be used as their new fight song. “Ron Shurts, one of the owners of the Rattlers, is a friend of mine and he brought Coach (Kevin) Guy and some of the Rattlers players to one of my shows and we just clicked,” says Vassar. “Tony Mullins and I decided to write a little ‘spin off’ of ‘Let’s Get Together’ for them to play at their home games.”


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