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ACM LIFTING LIVES ANNOUNCES 2017 CLUB SHOWS
KANE BROWN AND CHASE BRYANT TO PARTICIPATE IN 2017 CLUB SHOWS

TO RAISE MONEY FOR ACM LIFTING LIVES

Encino, CA (March 22, 2017) – ACM Lifting Lives® announced today that Kane Brown and Chase Bryant have been added to the string of nationwide ACM Lifting Lives Club Shows. Participating clubs have agreed to donate a portion of each ticket sold to ACM Lifting Lives, and the money raised will go to help fund organizations that are improving lives through the power of music.

Previous ACM Lifting Lives Club Shows have already taken place this year at Joe’s Bar in Chicago, IL featuring Maren Morris. Morris headlined an ACM Lifting Lives benefit show raising $3,600 for the Academy’s charitable arm.

Schedule of upcoming 2017 ACM Lifting Lives Club Shows:

March 23, 2017             The Bluestone (Columbus, OH) Chase Bryant         

April 21, 2017            Billy Bob’s Texas (Fort Worth, TX) Kane Brown

About ACM Lifting Lives®

ACM Lifting Lives® is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music. Through partnerships with artists and strong ties in the music industry, ACM Lifting Lives develops and funds music-related therapy and education programs, and serves members of the community who face unexpected hardships through its Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund. Through generous donations and the support of artists and fans, ACM Lifting Lives is able to fund everything from disaster relief and helping communities in need, to music education in schools and music camps for those with disabilities, to supporting programs that use music therapy as a means to help our veterans and wounded warriors, while providing grants to help them ease back into life. For more information, please visit www.ACMLiftingLives.org.

Music defines Chase Bryant. At every level and in often unexpected ways, his truths are expressed in melody, lyrics, hooks and sounds … but his reality goes even deeper than that. Bryant’s heritage is defined by music. His upbringing, his craft, his inspiration and his obsessions are all centered in the same – which is good – because there’s no other way to explain how a 23-year-old Texan could already be a top-flight guitar player, head-turning songwriter, RED BOW recording artist and co-producer of his debut album.

 

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Bluestone Promotions, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Bluestone, located in downtown Columbus, Ohio, has decided to no longer be involved with the promotion of 92.3 WCOL Country Jam. Bluestone Promotions has been the promoter for the event, held at Legend Valley Music Center in Thornville, Ohio, since 2013. The event brought central Ohio some of country music’s biggest stars, including Tim McGraw, Chris Stapleton, Eric Church, Hank Williams Jr., Chris Young, and many more. The event has grown into a three day festival over Labor Day weekend bringing in excess  of 21,000 country music fans to the Buckeye Lake area during each event.

 

“The team at The Bluestone has decided to concentrate on their core business this summer”, said Hank Straty, President and General Manager of the Bluestone. “We are concentrating the resources, normally spent promoting Country Jam, on continuing to build central Ohio’s love of country music in the downtown area of Columbus. While we have enjoyed promoting 92.3 WCOL Country Jam and building it into what it has become to date, we feel that our energy is better spent this year in the downtown Columbus area” said Straty.

 

The Bluestone, located at 583 East Broad Street in Columbus, Ohio (www.liveatthebluestone.com), brings many national country music acts to the historic, converted church throughout the year. The Bluestone was nominated in 2016 by the Academy of Country Music for “Nightclub of the Year” and is considered one of the areas most unique venues for corporate and private events. The Bluestone has also received The Knot’s “Best of weddings Award” for the past 6 years.


While we are not sure what the plans are at WCOL for Country Jam it has been our sincere pleasure working with such professionals to help build this event into the “Legend” that it has become. Bluestone Promotions has truly enjoyed our relationship with WCOL and all of our partners at Country Jam for the past 4 years and we are excited to see what the future holds for this event.

Backstage The Bluestone - Columbus Ohio

The Bluestone Columbus, Ohio

Tyler Farr and Raelynn will play The Bluestone January 20th for Columbus Cares A Night of Music to benefit St Judes. Tickets are on sale now at www.liveathebluestone.com

Artists at The Bluestone - Columbus Ohio

Tyler Farr at The Bluestone January 20th 2017

“Maybe I’m addicted to pain…What used to be, what’s gone.

There’s definitely some darkness,
but it’s hard to explain, though everybody knows it.
“Probably I’m a hopeless romantic,
but sex can make that complicated, too.
“You know you want to be in love, but that’s a tricky thing to find.”

Tyler Farr’s a thinker, an observer of the human condition, a man in the middle of a surging testosterone country movement in today’s Nashville who insists on digging a little deeper, getting a little realer and owning how hard it can be. On Suffer In Peace, the son of a Garden City, Missouri farmer opens his veins and examines the pain that comes from being truly engaged with living.

From the wracked hangover of what you don’t see coming in love “Withdrawals,” the smoky acoustic “I Don’t Even Want This Beer” or the spare run-from-the-memories title track, the classically-trained vocalist knows that love isn’t just hard, it’s risky. With a resonant tenor that has a powdery bottom and a warm center, Farr heats up difficult emotions and peels back what most men barricade behind bravado.

 

 

 

Raelynn

Raelynn to play The Bluestone January 20th 2017

Biography
Singer/songwriter RaeLynn released her Warner Bros. Records/Warner Music Nashville debut single “Love Triangle” to radio on August 1 to rave reviews. The heartbreaking and emotionally raw video was released exclusively to PEOPLE.com and CMT and is striking a visceral reaction at radio and with fans across the country.“There’s a lyric about having a little white suitcase,” says RaeLynn.
“I remember waiting on the front step for my dad, with a little white suitcase that had Minnie Mouse on it. Every part of that song is me. So many of us have lived this life. I loved writing the song with Nicolle Galyon and Jimmy Robbins and having their perspectives, too. We all come from our own love triangles, I guess you could say. I’m so proud of this song; it’s my favorite song I’ve ever written.”She will be joining labelmate Blake Shelton for his 2016 Tour Presented by Gildan® kicking off in his home state with a two-night stand in Oklahoma City, OK on Sept. 9-10.

Her gold-certified hit single, “God Made Girls” was nominated for a 2016 Radio Disney Music Award for Favorite Country Song and she also received her first ever Academy of Country Music Award nomination for New Female Vocalist of the Year in 2016.

“God Made Girls” was the highest charting debut single by a solo female that year upon its release (Billboard & Country Aircheck) and reached #7 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The music video has accumulated over 22 million views and earned her a pair of CMT Music Award nominations for Female Video of the Year and Breakthrough Video of the Year.

Chris Janson The Bluestone - Columbus Ohio

Chris Janson to headline Wcol Winter Wonder Jam at The Bluestone Dec 16th 2016

Chris Janson will rock The Bluestone Stage with special guest High Valley and LanCo December 16 2016. Ticket will go on sale for Chris Janson November 23 at 10 AM. Visit www.liveatthebluestone.com for event info and tickets. This will be Chris Jansons’ First visit to the Bluestone stage.

NASHVILLE, TN – (June 30, 2016) – With his heartfelt single “Holdin’ Her” impacting the sales and singles charts, singer-songwriter Chris Janson continues to add milestones to his career.

Last week he made a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame in downtown Nashville to get a personal tour of the ACM Gallery exhibit which contains an entire case filled with Janson items. Each piece of memorabilia played a part in his rise to stardom including boots worn since his early days when he first arrived in Nashville and played shows at Tootsie’s, a Bocephus T shirt, his signature Fender harmonica and a guitar he paid $25 for and calls “the best investment I ever made.” It’s a vintage Yamaha guitar signed by Merle Haggard that Janson wrote all of the songs for his debut album “Buy Me A Boat” on and every song he’s had recorded by other artists.

“Being part of this exhibit is a top three musical achievement of my career,” said Janson. “It’s right up there with playing on the Grand Ole Opry and having my songs played on country radio.”

Janson is also the latest celebrity face to don the walls of Nashville’s famed restaurant, the Palm. Janson’s caricature is featured amongst a variety of other musicians, actors, politicians, athletes, executives, regular customers and people of note, as well as classic cartoons. “I eat there a lot,” says Janson. “My go-to is the Power Lunch — Steak, onion strings and a wedge salad. Oh and cheesecake plain.”

In addition to his current single “Holdin” Her,” look for more Janson penned songs on the charts soon as Tim McGraw just announced his next single “That’s How I’ll Always Be” and earlier this year, LoCash’s single “I Love This Life.”

New Years Eve 2016 was so much fun we decided to do it again for New Years Eve 2017. The Country Music Duo Love and Theft has become a favorites of The Bluestone Stage. New Years Eve 2017 they will welcome fellow artists from Nashville and Columbus, OHIO to ROCK in New Years Eve 2017! Tickets for New Years Eve 2017on sale now at www.liveatthebluestone.com

Several ticket options will be available Friday November 18th. A New Years Eve 2017 VIP table can be purchased which will include dinner and seating for 4 and will include the After Party with the artists. Party favors and a great time is to be had by all! If you simply want to enjoy the show without dinner and a table those options are also available. Tickets for New Years Eve 2017 with Love and Theft can be purchased at www.liveatthebluestone.com starting at 10 AM November 18th 2016 Don’t miss the best party in town New Years Eve 2017.

Love and Theft will be joined by Nashville’s own, Stevie Monce, David Adam Byrnes and we can’t forget about the always awesome local favorite artists Cliff Cody! Get Your New Years Eve 2017 Bluestone tickets at www.liveatthebluestone.com

Love and Theft

NYE 2017 Love and Theft

Love and TheftOriginally a trio that also included fellow singer-songwriter Brian Bandas, Love and Theft first galvanized fans in 2009 with the Top 10 hit “Runaway.” That breakthrough success set the stage for their debut album World Wide Open, which also produced the hit single “Dancing In Circles.” After a move from the Disney-affiliated Carolwood label to RCA, Stephen and Eric scored their first #1 single with “Angel Eyes,” which was featured on Love and Theft’s self-titled second album, along with the hits “Runnin’ Out of Air” and “If You Ever Get Lonely.”

The longtime partners agree that their potent musical chemistry is a reflection of their personal rapport. “The thing about us,” Eric asserts,” is that we really are best friends, and that’s helped to get us through the tougher times. At the same time, though, we’re different enough personality-wise that the combination works. Stephen’s naturally a more social person than I am, and I’m a little more introverted. He tends to see the best in every person and every situation, and I’m kind of the opposite. My songwriting’s different from his, and when we’re in the studio, his approach is different from mine. The way we play guitar is different. The way we arrange songs is different. But our differences come together to make something that each of us couldn’t do on his own.”

The pair’s second-nature chemistry led them both to agree that the occasion of their third album called for the bold musical statement that Whiskey On My Breath would ultimately become.

“In some ways, we’ve played it safe in the past, and I think we’re over that now,” Stephen observes. “It’s easy to fall into that when you’re working in the Nashville system and trying to please everybody. But eventually you come around and realize that you need to be true to yourself. I don’t mind that songs like ‘Whiskey On My Breath’ and ‘Everybody Drives Drunk’ may be a little controversial, because they’re honest, and I think that they’ll make people think about how they feel about life.”

“Those songs are both really personal for us,” Eric notes. “They show a side of us that’s legitimately us, and how we’ve grown up and matured in the time that we’ve been in this business. But there are plenty of songs on this album that are just good, fun songs, and that’s still a side of us too.”

Indeed, Whiskey On My Breath makes it apparent how far the duo—who’ve both become husbands and fathers in the six years since they began their recording career—have traveled, and demonstrates that they’re in for the long haul.

“We feel more strongly about this record than anything we’ve ever done,” Eric concludes. “Whatever happens, we’ve made a record that we both love and that we can both stand behind, and that’s a great feeling.”

 

Its going to be a GREAT New Years Eve 2017!

Tucker Beathard Live November 10th 2016

Tucker Beathard Live November 10th 2016

At just 20 years old, singer-songwriter Tucker Beathard already exudes the confidence and swagger of an established artist. It’s probably because music is in his blood. He started playing drums and guitar in a band with his brothers at 10 years old and had an early immersion into songwriting via his dad, two-time BMI “Songwriter of the Year” Casey Beathard. It was Tucker’s rebellious attitude as a teenager that inspired the lyrics for the chart-topping hit “Homeboy” recorded by Eric Church. Not long after making the decision to forgo a baseball scholarship to focus on music, Beathard signed a publishing deal with Big Machine Music and a recording contract with DOT Records. Now he is beginning to carve a path for his own unique and unapologetic sound with lyrics like “Hell no I don’t mind turning heads; Hell yeah I’ll get by living on the edge; Our point of views may never meet; I don’t wanna be you, yeah I know me.” Beathard is working on his debut album and is already booked for shows this summer with superstars Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban. http://tuckerbeathard.com/home

Growing up in a family that excelled at both music and sports — his father is a hit songwriter; his brothers, star quarterbacks — Big Machine Label Group recording artist Tucker Beathard has an unrelenting competitive spirit: He wakes up every day trying to write the perfect song. For Tucker, a self-taught guitarist and drummer, there’s no such thing as “good enough.”   “I love anything with great melodies and I’m drawn to the little things,” Tucker says, rattling off his influences with an artist’s attention to detail. “When I listen to Led Zeppelin, I focus on John Bonham’s drums. Or Joe Walsh’s guitar licks in the Eagles. And Hank Williams Jr.’s ‘Family Tradition’ is as country songwriting as it gets.”  Tucker certainly knows something about family tradition, taking cues from dad Casey Beathard, who wrote Kenny Chesney’s “Don’t Blink” and Eric Church’s “Homeboy.” The latter, in fact, was inspired by Tucker, who admits to going through his own rebellious phase.  Giving up a college baseball scholarship to dive headlong into songwriting, Tucker came out better for his diverse experiences and documented those wild times in the wise-beyond-its-years “Momma and Jesus.” The track is one of many in contention for his debut album, being overseen by producer Angelo Petraglia (Kings Of Leon).   With a rhythmic way of playing guitar, influenced by his innate drumming ability, Tucker has created some of contemporary country music’s most progressive songs. “Rock On,” a song about regretting the girl that got away, is taut in its delivery, with clever turns of phrase. Likewise, “20-10 Tennessee,” a standout, uses a football game as metaphor for a relationship and “Better Than Me” puts a unique spin on an arena-ready breakup anthem, ultimately wishing the best for someone after parting ways.   “I’ve always been a huge fan of deep songs, and I’ve always liked poems,” he says. “I’m an introvert, but writing songs that go beneath the surface allows me the chance to open up a piece of myself.”   As does his engaging live show.  Having played with artists like Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert, Tucker regularly bares his soul in front of a crowd. Despite his reserved demeanor, the stage is where he is most free — it’s his canvas to paint an honest picture of who he is, as both a songwriter and an artist.   “Expressing yourself onstage and putting your emotion into each song is a feeling that is tough to match. It’s your way of letting the world know who you are,” says Tucker, who has one main goal when performing. “Whether it’s ‘My heart is broken’ or ‘Let’s party tonight,’ I want people to feel this is a real dude who knows who he is — and who says it like it is.”

Country Music’s LOCASH will be performing live at The Bluestone on Thursday, November 10th, 2016. Fresh off their #1 Country Music Hit

TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7th at 10am

Opening Artist: Stevie Monce and David Byrnes

Locash returns to The Bluestone

Locash returns to The Bluestone

It’s an exciting time to be LOCASH these days. That might very well be one of the biggest understatements in Nashville these days. Already in their career, the duo of Preston Brust and Chris Lucas have enjoyed hit singles, sold-out concert appearances here and abroad, and have tasted the top of the chart as two of Nashville’s quickest-rising songwriters. But, to quote the old saying… You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet.

Recently signing with Reviver Records, the duo is joining forces with some of the biggest names on the Country Music business landscape. Brust says they could feel the team’s energy from the first meeting. “We haven’t felt an energy like this since the day we began our journey. This feels like it has all come together –the right label head, the right promo team, it finally feels like we’ve got all of our ducks in a row for the first time in our lives. We’ve been out there doing the grass roots thing for so long, and to feel it all come together, is so encouraging.”

That part together happened at Nashville’s Wildhorse Saloon, where the pair worked together in the club’s DJ booth. They talked about their influences – which range from Gospel (Preston’s great-uncle was Gospel legend Albert Brumley) to Rock and Roll bands such as Motley Crue and Quiet Riot. The two also talked about their dreams of a career in the business, which have come true beyond their wildest imagination – though they are far from done writing the chapters to their story.

An integral part of that LOCASH book is their songwriting. “I think that part of what we do reflects our different personalities, and what has happened in our lives,’ says Lucas. “The passing of my father was ‘The Best Seat In The House.’ Preston and I still write things like that. But, a lot of times, as songwriters, you get to go in someone else’s world, and try to think about what you would do in a situation. Some days, I feel like hearing something upbeat, and when there’s a lot of stuff going on in the world, we want to bring something a little fresh and make people want to roll down the window and smile. Then, there are songs that you have for when you’ve loved someone so much in your life, and you don’t want to let them go – like your wife and your kids, we have those songs too. It’s day by day what we write, and I don’t think any of that has changed. I just think the sound of it has evolved. We’re so excited to put it out so people can hear it.”

Brian Davis Live

April 13, 2015

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David Adam Byrnes:

With the help of Ray Scott’s band, David Adam Byrnes got the party started at The Bluestone Friday night, April 10th. Brynes, a talented entertainer with a big voice and the stage presence of a headlining act, featured many songs from his upcoming EP. He also covered “Unwound” by George Straight (Brynes’ favorite singer), “Pickup Man” by Joe Diffie, and a countrified portion of Sir Mix-a lot’s “Baby Got Back” (something Byrnes saw Joe Nicholas do when he opened for him). Brynes was able to keep the crowd captivated throughout his set by featuring his soaring voice in songs like his ballad, “She Only Wanted Flowers,” and by getting the crowd to sing along on upbeat songs like “Alcoholiday,” his just-released single.

Ray Scott:

With his deep voice and Johnny Cash inspired lyrics, Ray Scott started out his set with his song “Gotta Quit Drinkin’.” Throughout the evening Scott told the stories behind the songs he has written and the music that inspires him. With his wit and sing-speak style, Scott delivered some of his most popular songs including the pickup-line centered “Those Jeans” and the self-deprecating “The Ugly One.” He also performed a praiseworthy cover of “Folsom Prison Blues” by Johnny Cash.  Scott engaged the audience by playing songs out of his diverse catalog. His song selection spanned from his current single, “Ain’t Always Thirsty,” to the song, “Plowboy,” which Scott describes as the song that got him his first record deal.

 Brain Davis:

If one thing can be taken from this Friday night concert, it’s that Brain Davis knows how to throw a party. Davis, who stated to the rowdy crowd that he had been “dying, counting down the seconds to be back in this room [The Bluestone],” started off his set with an array of his upbeat, drinking-style songs. Davis rocked the stage with his songs like “Hurt Like Hell Yeah,” “County Line Crossers,” “Long Line of Wrong,” and “I Earned This Beer.” He slowed things down with his song, “Against the World,” a ballad that he described as “close to his heart.”

 

One of the highlights of the evening is when Davis performed a set just featuring a box drum, strums on a guitar, and his voice. The softer music allowed for the showcasing of the power and slight rasp of Davis’s voice.  In this set he performed noteworthy covers of Eric Church’s “Springsteen,” Blake Shelton’s “Sure Be Cool If You Did,” and Kenny Chesney’s “Back Where I come From” with inserts of Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel.”

After the stripped-down set, Davis returned to his stronghold of upbeat, rocking music. Throughout the evening he proved to be at the level of some of Country Music’s top hit makers. With a style similar to chart-toppers, Brantley Gilbert and Eric Church, Davis showcased his arena-ready songs and charisma to The Bluestone crowd.

Jared Cox – CMA EDU – April 13th, 2015

 This Friday, up and coming country music artist, Brian Davis will be at the Bluestone with doors opening up at 7:00 pm.  Davis, a native of North Carolina, writes all of his own songs, and a lot are party anthems heavy on guitar and drums.

Last year, Brian was the opening act for Brantley Gilbert on the Hell on Wheels tour and it could not have gone better.  Since the tour, his name has blown up.  Not only have his back-home fans been watching him grow as an artist, he now has a large following making their ways to many of his shows all over the nation.

Brian will be rocking out to songs from his new album, “Under the Influence”, which contrary to popular belief, has far less to do with “going out and getting hammered” then loyal Davis fans would think. A lot of his musical influences will play through in this album and that is something Brian has not ever really displayed.

The Friday concert is sure to be a lively one, and it is definitely something you do not want to miss out on.  Get your tickets now and enjoy the show!

CMA EDU of The Ohio State University Member: Hannah Nowacki

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The Bluestone an iconic Columbus event venue has won The Knot Best of Weddings Award for 2015 and has just been inducted into The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame. Exceptional wedding professionals who have earned four or more The Knot Best of Weddings awards are inducted into the prestigious The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame.

The Knot Best of Weddings is an annual guide to the country’s top local wedding professionals and represents the highest-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot.  To determine the winners, The Knot assessed a sample of almost one million real reviews across the various vendor categories—venues, musicians, florists, photographers, caterers and more—that a bride or groom would want in order to inspire, plan and pull off their own unique wedding at The Bluestone.

This year, The Knot Best of Weddings winners represent the top 2% of local wedding vendors listed on TheKnot.com.  There were only 748 new inductees in the United States for The Knot Best of Weddings Hal

of Fame for 2015.

The Knot has helped inspire and plan more than 25 million weddings. With a rich history of providing quality content and inspiration to couples, The Knot is making it easier for couples to connect with just the right wedding vendor to create a wedding that is unique to them. More than eight out of 10 couples come to The Knot, and they can be connected to any of 250,000 local wedding vendors across the country. The Knot is marrying great technology with trusted content — and a little love — to make planning for the most important day of a person’s life easier and more enjoyable at The Bluestone.