The 2017 lineup has been announced for the highly anticipated music festival, Nashville Meets London, set for July 22-23 in Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf. This year’s talent lineup includes US-based acts Ashley Campbell, Russell Dickerson, Sam Outlaw, Angaleena Presley, Jo Smith, and Lucie Silvas, along with UK-based acts Flats & Sharps, Wildwood Kin, Kevin McGuire, and Raintown.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Russell Dickerson has “possibly written one of the sweetest love songs in country music” in “Yours” (Taste of Country), a single impacting Country radio today that is resonating with tens of millions of fans having already garnered more than 30 million Spotify streams and 3 million-and-counting views for the music videoto date.
On the heels of Dickerson wrapping the first leg of Thomas Rhett’s Home Team Tour with a two-night, blowout that was “a little bit country, a little bit rock ‘n roll and a whole lot of fun” (The Tennessean) in Dickerson’s hometown of Nashville, Tenn., streaming and SiriusXM hit, “Yours,” impacts terrestrial radio today, April 24.
The lyrics of “Yours” address the transformative power of love – not just about completing someone with the discovery of your soul mate, but of changing that person for the better: The worst me is just a long-gone memory/You put a new heartbeat inside of me/You make me better than I was before/Thank God I’m yours.
Penned with longtime friends and frequent collaborators Casey Brown and Parker Welling, "Yours" has been dubbed the wedding song of the year by SiriusXM. The “hypnotic” (CMT) singer has even surprised several couples performing the emotional tribute as a surprise at their wedding.
"It’s a rare and incredible thing to have a song go from being yours to someone else’s," Russell reflects. “There have been so many incredible moments already – from hearing how this song is the soundtrack to a relationship, to being played during the moment they got engaged or as their first dance, to wedding anniversaries – and I’m so proud of that as a writer; the biggest compliment you can receive is that you helped provide the words to describe how something feels.”
Dickerson is the first artist to sign with Triple Tigers Records, a joint venture between Sony Music, Thirty Tigers and Triple 8 Management for label representation and is the flagship act on the label.
Dickerson's EP, available now, features "Yours" and "Blue Tacoma."
Keep up with Russell at RussellDickerson.net or on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook at @Russelled.
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Nashville breakout country singer/songwriter and Triple Tigers Records recording artist Russell Dickerson recently released his EP, Yours, which premiered at No. 1 on Billboard’s Heat Seeker Chart and No. 2 on iTunes Country Chart. Its success landed him as a special guest on the first leg of Thomas Rhett’s 2017 Home Team Tour. Dickerson has also been chosen as one of Pandora’s Artists to Watch for 2017 and “Yours” has been called the “biggest love song of the year” by SiriusXM.
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Nashville, TN – October 11, 2016 – Following the current success of his single, “Yours,” Russell Dickerson is set to kick off his first headlining tour. Dates for the YOURS Tour start October 13th in Mountain Home, AR through Dec. 16th in Charleston, SC. Fans can purchase tickets now by visiting www.russelldickerson.net.
With over 20 million streams on Spotify, two million views on YouTube and over 120,00 singles sold, it seemed fitting for Dickerson to name the tour after the song that catapulted his career. “I never dreamed that we would be able to sell out shows just because of one song connecting so deeply with so many of you!” said Dickerson. “I’m beyond stoked to be headlining my first tour EVER and to bring ‘Yours’ to your city.”
The Nashville native has quickly emerged as the next new artist to watch on the Country music scene. His debut EP, “Yours,” first appeared at #2 on the iTunes Country chart and #8 on the all genre chart. It also premiered at #1 on Billboard’s Heat Seeker chart and #14 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. His early success has not gone unnoticed, and led to his record deal as the flagship artist on the just announced joint venture between Thirty Tigers, Triple 8 Management and Sony Music Entertainment – a new label called Triple Tigers Records.
Fans will also have an opportunity to catch Dickerson out on the road next year when he joins Thomas Rhett’s 2017 HOME TEAM TOUR, along with Kelsea Ballerini and Ryan Hurd.
To find out the latest information and get to know Russell Dickerson, connect via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
YOURS Tour Dates
10/13/16 Mountain Home, ARVada Sheid Center
10/20/16 Birmingham, AL Workplay Theater
10/21/16 Buford, GA Tannery Row Ale House
10/22/16 Valdosta, GA Bluewater
11/4/16 Macon, GA Cox Capitol Theatre
11/5/16 Savannah, GA Saddle Bags
11/11/16 St. Louis, MO Firebird
11/12/16 Ames, IA Maintenance Shop
11/13/16 Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theater
11/18/16 Morgantown, WV Schmitt’s
11/19/16 Charlotte, NC Coyote Joe’s
12/2/16 St. Petersburg, FL Jannus Live
12/3/16 Orlando, FL Tin Roof
12/8/16 Peoria, IL Limelight
12/9/16 Lansing, MI The Loft
12/15/16 Columbia, SC Music Farm
12/16/16 Charleston, SC Music Farm
For more information on the tour and a full list of appearances visit www.russelldickerson.net.
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THIRTY TIGERS AND TRIPLE 8 MANAGEMENT PARTNER WITH SONY MUSIC FOR NEW IMPRINT, TRIPLE TIGERS RECORDS
MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2016 - 10:30AM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nashville-based artist development and marketing company Thirty Tigers and Triple 8 Management have entered into a strategic partnership with Sony Music Entertainment to create Triple Tigers Records, a new label imprint focused on country music that will be led by veteran radio promotion executive Norbert Nix, it was announced today.
The imprint’s first signing is Russell Dickerson.
The formation of the imprint builds upon the successful collaboration among Thirty Tigers, Triple 8 and Sony Music across multiple project releases over the last five years, including now Columbia Nashville artist and Triple 8 client, Chase Rice. Thirty Tigers and Triple 8 teamed to release Rice’s 2014 Ignite The Night, with Norbert Nix and Columbia's radio promotion staff added. The album was certified Gold, crossing 800,000 albums sold, and resulted in two Top 5 Billboard singles at Country radio—one of which is RIAA-certified Platinum.
Nix will serve as general manager for Triple Tigers and oversee a dedicated promotion staff for the imprint. Previously he spent more than a decade with Sony Music Nashville driving airplay for numerous hits from the label group’s artist roster in a series of promotion roles. Most recently he was VP of promotion for Columbia Nashville, where, as part of his responsibilities, he worked closely with Thirty Tigers and Triple 8 on the promotion campaign for Rice.
"I’m very fortunate to have formed significant relationships with country radio programmers over the years, as we’ve worked together developing hits and breaking artists," said Nix. "Russell Dickerson is the next chapter in that relationship. The decision to sign Russell to Triple Tigers Records was unanimous, as we believe in his great music and star potential. I look forward to engaging in this quest with David, George and Bruce."
Thirty Tigers has been key in the early development of Rice, Old Dominion, Aaron Watson, Granger Smith, Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell and more, while Triple 8 has broken Eli Young Band, Sam Hunt and Chase Rice. Nix has decades of breaking country radio singles. Triple Tigers brings together 60 people plus a dedicated full national country radio promotion team, that equals a uniquely strong powerhouse team with track records all around.
In connection with the deal, Thirty Tigers has entered into a long-term extension of its distribution agreement with Sony Music’s independent distribution arm, RED, which also will handle distribution for releases from Triple Tigers.
“We are really enjoying working in the commercial country arena, and we are thrilled to be in business with Sony Music, Triple 8 and Norbert Nix on this imprint,” said Thirty Tigers President and Partner of Triple Tigers Records David Macias. “We have had a lot of success in working with Sony Music, and we are very happy to be expanding and extending our relationship with them through this deal. We've also had a very long and productive relationship with Triple 8, who have been very successful in the country world for some time. And we are thrilled to have Norbert serving as general manager. He is a well-known and highly respected executive who knows how to break acts through country radio. The opportunity for us all to work together on Triple Tigers was a no brainer."
Said Dennis Kooker, President, Global Digital Business and U.S. Sales, Sony Music Entertainment, “We’re thrilled to be extending our successful distribution relationship with Thirty Tigers, and to be joining forces with them for this new imprint. Thirty Tigers is an innovator in cultivating new artists and providing cutting-edge label and artist services, and they have been a great partner in Nashville. We look forward to even more success in working with them and the talented team at Triple 8 Management to develop hit artists through Triple Tigers.”
"Triple 8 and Thirty Tigers are already partners in many ways, so this label was a welcomed step for all of us," said Triple 8 Management's Bruce Kalmick. "Adding in a great leader like Norbert Nix was icing on the cake."
ABOUT THIRTY TIGERS
Founded in 2002 by David Macias and Deb Markland, Nashville-based Thirty Tigers has provided marketing, distribution and management services for a variety of artists including Santana, Lucinda Williams, Patty Griffin, The Avett Brothers, Jason Isbell, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Will Hoge and many others. In 2014, the business expanded to include a music publishing division.
ABOUT TRIPLE 8 MANAGEMENT
Founded on 08/08/08, Triple 8 Management partners George Couri and Bruce Kalmick have since grown their operations to encompass a 30+ full-time staff with offices in both Nashville, Tenn. and Austin, Texas. Designed to have a highly-favorable manager-to-artist ratio, Triple 8 has a dedicated 13-person staff overseeing marketing in each of the following departments: radio promotion, tour marketing, general marketing, branding, merchandising and digital strategy.
Recent Triple 8 milestones include 10 No. 1 songs across multiple artists at Country radio, three chart-topping Billboard album debuts, major award nominations and award wins from the ACMs, CMAs, CMTs and GRAMMYs. Additionally, Triple 8 has led multiple independently released album launches resulting in more than 1 million in album sales as well as multi-million dollar touring enterprises for new artists—having done so both with and without significant radio airplay.
ABOUT SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. It is home to premier record labels representing music from every genre, including Arista Nashville, Beach Street Records, Black Butter Records, BPG Music, Bystorm Entertainment, Century Media, Columbia Nashville, Columbia Records, Day 1, Descendant Records, Disruptor Records, Epic Records, Essential Records, Essential Worship, Flying Buddha, Fo Yo Soul Recordings, House of Iona Records, Insanity Records, Kemosabe Records, Latium Entertainment, Legacy Recordings, Louder Than Life, Masterworks, Masterworks Broadway, OKeh, Polo Ground Music, Portrait, RCA Inspiration, RCA Nashville, RCA Records, Relentless Records, Reunion Records, Sony Classical, Sony Music Latin, Star Time International, Syco Music, Vested in Culture and Volcano. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.
ABOUT NORBERT NIX
Music industry veteran Norbert Nix has extensive experience in artist management, publishing, booking, artist development and radio promotion, having worked with Shania Twain, Toby Keith, Jo Dee Messina and many others before his most recent series of posts with Sony Music Nashville. Over the last 10 years, he helped establish RCA artists Chris Young and Jake Owen as radio stars before being promoted to VP of Promotion of Columbia Nashville, where he worked with Maren Morris and Tyler Farr as well as notching more than 20 singles at the top of the charts for superstar Kenny Chesney.
ABOUT RUSSELL DICKERSON
Nashville native and emerging country music star Russell Dickerson is the debut artist on Triple Tigers. Dickerson had an incredible reaction to the release of his single, “Yours” when it was selected for Sirius XM’sThe Highway Find program. Quickly finding himself on the satellite station’s weekly Hot 45 countdown, successfully reaching No. 3.
Soon after, Dickerson released his EP, Yours, which first appeared at No. 2 in the iTunes country store and No. 8 in all genres. It also premiered at No. 1 on Billboard’s Heat Seeker chart and No. 14 on Billboard’s Top Country Album chart. Boosted by the power of his hit single, he landed on the iTunes' Best of 2015 year-end list, TheKnot.com’s Best Wedding Songs of 2016 and Spotify’s #SpotifySpotlight 2016.
With more than 20 million streams on Spotify, 2 million views on YouTube and skyrocketing social media, followers have amassed helping Dickerson quickly find himself touring with the likes of Canaan Smith and Billy Currington, as well as joining Florida Georgia Line on their cruise for the second year in a row. In addition, Russell got to have that moment that every artist dreams about – debuting at the Grand Ole Opry.
THOMAS RHETT CALLED UP TO THE BIG LEAGUES FOR FIRST-EVER HEADLINING 2017 HOME TEAM TOUR
The Two-Time CMA Nominee Drafts Kelsea Ballerini along with Fresh New Artists Russell Dickerson and Ryan Hurd For Run Kicking Off Feb. 23 in Saginaw, MI
NASHVILLE, TN - Sept. 28, 2016 - "From a promised next big thing to actually being it”(Noisey), multi-CMA nominee Thomas Rhett has announced the launch of his first-ever headlining 2017 HOME TEAM TOUR. With special guest Kelsea Ballerini and up-and-comers Russell Dickerson and Ryan Hurd, the run will open in Feb. 23 in Saginaw, MI and end in Thomas Rhett’s hometown at Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater. Fans can visit www.thomasrhett.com to begin purchasing pre-sale tickets on Oct. 4 before first dates go onsale to the public Oct. 7. AT&T is sending customers to the front of the line with AT&T priority pre-sale ticket access via the AT&T THANKS program. For complete pre-sale details visit att.com/frontoftheline.
“This is really the first time we’ve been able to totally build our own stage and really plan for our show with all our fans," said Thomas Rhett. "There has been this undeniable energy out on the road this year, and I know having Kelsea out there is going to amp things up even more. Having my own tour also gives me the opportunity to introduce some people I think are going to explode in the next couple of years and help give them a platform to reach the fans, like how Blake, Toby and Jason did for me. I’m a huge fan of both Ryan and Russell and I can't wait for my fans to get to know them too."
2017 HOME TEAM TOUR:
Saginaw, MI @ Dow Event Center*
Erie, PA @ Erie Insurance Arena*
Peoria, IL @ Peoria Civic Center*
Ft. Wayne, IN @ Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
DeKalb, IL @ NIU Convocation Center*
Duluth, MN @ AMSOIL Arena
Wilkes-Barre, PA @ Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza*
Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena
Dayton, OH @ Wright State University Nutter Center*
Huntington, WV @ Big Sandy Superstore Arena*
Winston-Salem, NC @Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum*
Knoxville, TN @ Knoxville Civic Coliseum
Southaven, MS @ Landers Center
Norman, OK @ Lloyd Noble Center
Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater*
*Dates that go onsale to the public on 10/7
As Thomas Rhett continues “pushing up against Country’s music boundaries” (Associated Press), his PLATINUM certified sophomore release TANGLED UP (The Valory Music Co.) follows the same path earning critical applause and a Deluxe edition slated for release Oct. 28. The album has produced three chart-toppers including the the 2X PLATINUM six-week No. one "Die A Happy Man” as well as the PLATINUM No. one’s “Crash And Burn” and “T-Shirt.” The singer/songwriter sparks "an ushering in of Country's future" (Rolling Stone) as he dominates the Nielsen 2016 Mid-Year List with TANGLED UP, landing in the Top 5 Country albums while "Die A Happy Man" was the most streamed song overall with more than 80 million streams. Garnering two CMA nominations for “Die A Happy Man" after earning a Billboard Music Award for "Top Country Song” along with ACM and ACCA for “Single Record of the Year,” Thomas Rhett was also recently chosen as one of five of CMT's Artists Of The Year which airs 10/20 on CMT at 9P ET/PT.
Kelsea Ballerini has launched to stardom with releasing three consecutive #1 smashes from her critically acclaimed debut album THE FIRST TIME; the PLATINUM-certified "Love Me Like You Mean It” and GOLD-certified hits “Dibs” and “Peter Pan,” making her the only female artist in Country music history to achieve this accolade. The talented singer/songwriter’s credit is featured on all 12 songs on her debut. Abuzz with high-profile media looks, the Black River Entertainment artist co-hosted alongside Arsenio Hall on ABC’s summer replacement series Greatest Hits. Awarded Billboard’s “Rising Star” honor at the prestigious 2015 Women In Music event, Ballerini continues to gain recognition with scoring her first-ever ACM Award win for New Female Vocalist of the Year, the fan-voted Radio Disney Music Award for The Freshest - Best New Artist (all genre) and the American Country Countdown Award (ACCA) for Breakthrough Female of the Year.
Nashville native and emerging country music star Russell Dickerson had an incredible reaction to the release of hissingle, “Yours” when it was selected for Sirius XM’s The Highway Find program. Soon after, Dickerson released his EP, “Yours,” which first appeared at #2 in the iTunes country store and #8 in all genres. In just a short amount of time with over 20 million streams on Spotify and two million views on YouTube, Dickerson’s fans solidified him unanimously as the next big thing.
Ryan Hurd has written songs that have been recorded by Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Jake Owen, Maren Morris, Tim McGraw, FGL, among many others. In 2015, he celebrated his first No. 1 single as a songwriter with the GRAMMY and CMA-nominated duet “Lonely Tonight,” recorded by Blake Shelton and Ashley Monroe. He is now lending his own voice to the songs on his forthcoming debut album on Sony Music Nashville as "We Do Us," the first song released on Spotify, received over 2 million streams in just three weeks.
For more information and a full list of upcoming tour dates and appearances, visit www.thomasrhett.com.
Russell Dickerson has been invited to make his Grand Ole Opry debut on June 3, 2016. Joining the lineup with musical legends and Opry members, Martina McBride and Larry Gatlin, Dickerson will perform his runaway hit, “Yours,” which has surpassed 11 million streams on Spotify. The career milestone for the contemporary country crooner is a humbling experience. “Performing on the Opry is the story of my songs coming to fruition. They started in a tiny rundown apartment, now I’m singing them on one of the most famous stages in the world,” he explains. “I’m honored to be trusted with the responsibility of that circle.”
Russell Dickerson’s independent release, “Yours,” debuted at #2 in the iTunescountry store and #8 in all genres. The album also premiered at #1 on Billboard’s Heat Seeker chart and #14 on Billboard’s Top Country Album chart. The album features five songs co-written by Dickerson, including a stripped down wedding version of the title track “Yours.” The song was recently named one of the best wedding songs of 2016, alongside superstar Adele, by the #1 wedding brand, The Knot. Boosted by the power of his hit single, which has sold over 100,000 units, Dickerson landed on iTunes' Best of 2015 year-end list alongside the format’s most well known artists.
The grassroots marketing campaign has launched Dickerson into many headlines this year. Surpassing country’s superstars, Dickerson found himself at #3 on Sirius XM The Highway’s weekly Hot 45 Countdown and #21 on their yearly wrap up. The official music video has earned over 1 million YouTube views and inclusion in CMT’s Artist Discovery Campaign. He has found himself on numerous Spotify playlists in the past few months, including ‘Hot Country,’ ‘Wild Country,’ and ‘New Boots.’
Dickerson was previously named one of the #SpotifySpotlight 2016 country artists. The annual campaign showcases new acts that are on the brink of stardom. Previous ‘Spotlight’ stars have gone on to make major waves in country music, including Chris Stapleton, Sam Hunt, and Kelsea Ballerini.
Rising country singer Russell Dickerson crowns Heatseekers Albums with his YOURS, EP launching with 3,000 copies sold in the week ending January 21, according to Nielsen Music. The effort also bows at No. 14 on Top Country Albums.
The title cut has done well for the singer through streaming services, racking up 3.3 million on-demand audio streams. The song nabbed 306,000 streams in the frame ending January 21 (up 4 percent). Dickerson has yet to visit the Hot Country Songs or Country Airplay Charts.
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Russell moved up to #3 on the Hot 45 Countdown on this week, and it is his fourth week in the top 10
"YOURS" by Russell Dickerson was the voted #6 this week on the 12-Pack Video Countdown on CMT Pure TV
Jumping 15 spots from its debut at number 30 on the hot 45, "YOURS" hit number 15 on the national countdown after only 2 weeks of airtime. According to The Highway DJs, YOURS is "The best love song of 2015" and has had "incredible first week sales."
In country music, the only artists that are played on FM radio are the artists signed to record labels, but not as of this friday. KNIX in Phoenix broke the rules and their regular programming to play the song Matt had discovered 2 days earlier. He called it "Such a pure love song" and "a huge hit." Just like that, YOURS played on FM radio for the first time in America. The last time that Matt broke regular programming was to play "Cruise" by FGL. Russell had received a tweet from the station that morning telling him to call in and they would play his latest single. Next thing Russell knew, he was on the phone with his first radio interview, ever. When asked if Russell knew who he was on the phone with, they went on to tell him they are a major station in Phoenix that has been around for 40 years. They said "Man, it's like putting on cleats and walking on a major league field."