With an enthusiastic crowd of industry and radio, Big Machine Label Group’s RAELYNN (The Valory Music Co.) and ELI YOUNG BAND (Republic Nashville) took the stage to kick off Country Radio Seminar’s special edition of the Grand Ole Opry. Performing new singles and commemorating earlier hits, the label mates thanked supporters during their diverse sets.
As RaeLynn took the stage, she was still radiating from being presented a plaque for her GOLD-certified “God Made Girls,” the first debut single in nine years by a solo female artist that has sold over half a million copies. The bubbly 20-year-old singer/songwriter gave a preview of her follow-up “For A Boy,” which will be available on iTunes March 9 and impacts Country radio on March 23. The busy month will also find RaeLynn celebrating the 30th Anniversary of National Music In Our Schools Month with a week-long bus tour and a song she penned for the initiative called “Always Sing.” Currently on fellow Texan Miranda Lambert’s CERTIFIED PLATINUM Tour, RaeLynn will join Rascal Flatts’ RIOT TOUR 2015 this summer, proving why BuzzFeed named her one of Country Music’s 15 Brightest Stars.
EYB entertained with their new adrenaline-inducing track “Turn It On,” which impacts radio on March 9, in addition to their #1 smashes – “Crazy Girl” and “Drunk Last Night.” The talented foursome will release TURN IT ON EP March 10 with all four songs co-written by members of the band. Thrilled with the evolution of EYB’s sound, their label is fast tracking the full collection to fans. The new music highlights clever lyrics and beat-laden grooves from the band of brothers. TURN IT ON EP follows the band’s critically acclaimed, chart-topping album 10,000 TOWNS, which earned EYB multiple Grammy, CMA, ACM, CMT, ACA and Billboard award nominations.