Artist Updates (3-27-13)

crystal bowersox111Former American Idol contestant Crystal Bowersox has signed on to portray country legend Patsy Cline in the Broadway musical Always…Patsy Cline.

Always…Patsy Cline ran Off Broadway in 1997 and has been produced at regional theaters. The Broadway play will be directed by John Rando and produced by Jimmy Burke and Jeff Cohen. The musical will feature several of Cline’s hits, including “Walkin’ After Midnight,” ”I Fall To Pieces,” ”Crazy,” ”She’s Got You” and “Your Cheatin’ Heart.”

Performances are scheduled to begin in July.

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ghost brothers of darkland co11After putting the finishing touches on the gothic, supernatural musical Ghost Brothers of Darkland County (Hear Music/Concord Music Group), co-conspirators Stephen King, John Mellencamp and T Bone Burnett have set June 4, 2013 as the project’s new release date. The album features Kris Kristofferson, Ryan Bingham, Sheryl Crow, Rosanne Cash, Mellencamp, Dave Alvin, Phil Alvin and others.

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While in New York City for a media blitz this week, Florida Georgia Line celebrated with three plaques commemorating the RIAA Gold Certification of their debut album Here’s To The Good Times, the Gold-certified Top 10 single, “Get Your Shine On,” and the double platinum-certified single “Cruise.”

Florida Georiga Line, March 26, 2013 photographed by John Ricard

Pictured (L-R): Jimmy Harnen (Republic Nashville President/Big Machine Label Group EVP), Tom Mackay (Executive Vice President of Republic Records), Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley, Monte Lipman (Chairman & CEO of Republic Records). Photo Credit: John Ricard

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