Currently in Europe for music festivals in Austria, Denmark, The Netherlands and Spain, Columbia Records’ all-vocal country sensation Home Free unveiled their cover video for Zac Brown Band’s “My Old Man” today (5/5). Directed by Jimmy Bates, the family scenes were shot at a farm in Oregon, meanwhile the band filmed their segments at a studio in Minnesota during downtime in March. Home Free’s fresh take on the first single from Zac Brown’s forthcoming album, Welcome Home.
“If you’ve followed us for any amount of time, you’ll know that we love all things Zac Brown,” shares Home Free’s tenor Rob Lundquist. “All of our fathers have played huge roles in our lives, so when you couple that into a song as powerful as Zac did, it became a no-brainer for us to take a crack at this song.”
Bass Timothy Foust adds about the video, “Its a beautiful story. We hope our fans are as touched by this song as we were.”
Garnering international acclaim, the group just surpassed a whopping 150 million views on YouTube thanks to fan-favorites “Ring of Fire,” “How Great Thou Art,” “Elvira” and “God Bless The USA.”
Before launching their European stretch, Home Free wrapped up the fourth North American run of their must-see tour in South Portland, ME, on April 30. The six-week tour sold more than 30,000 tickets throughout North America.
NJ Arts raves, “Each voice transforms the song, creating pure ear candy for the audience to wave their arms along to, creating an irresistible ‘feel-good’ groove.” Scene (Green Bay / De Pere, WI) adds, “Home Free wows with their high-energy show and quick-witted humor; meshing Nashville standards with pop hits, all with a dip in country flavor.” This summer, fans can catch the band at CMA Music Festival in Nashville, TN, on June 11, in addition to select tour dates throughout the U.S. Stay tuned for news on new music coming soon!
AirplayExpress welcomes another confirmed radio station, Country Barnyard 305 USA to our Gospel Top40 Weekly Adventure
Keith Bradford will be counting down the latest AirplayExpress Gospel Top 20 from Nashville Tennessee in the regular slot at the Nashville Broadcast Network this morning. To tune in right now click the NBRN banner to the left. Keith Bradford counts down the latest AirplayExpress Gospel Top 20 in line with AirplayExpress efforts to promote the Artists on featured on AirplayExpress.
Keith Bradford says it is his distinct pleasure and honor to host the Airplay Express Top 20 Gospel radio show. Scheduled for 11 AM every Sunday morning, NBRN.FM looks forward to the very first broadcast with anticipation of a large audience.
This brand new Top20 chart features only the most playlisted songs compiled from the current week AirplayExpress playlists and from playlists sent in by Disc Jockey’s worldwide to AirplayExpress.
The show will be available every week at AirplayExpress’s RadioWorld for download by Radio Stations for airing on their radio stations and worldwide networks. We are happy to announce that the following radio stations worldwide have confirmed that they will run the Gospel Top20 every week, Nashville Broadcasting Radio Network NBRN.FM, Nashville USA, Musical Venture Radio Panama, DownSouth Country South Africa, Radio Wellenflug Germany, Country Barnyard 305 USA and WHIR Wildhorse Internet Radio
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In the hopes of escaping his past as a notorious outlaw, “Wild Bill” Hickok seeks redemption as a small town lawman. Unfortunately, as the titular gunslinger discovers, the past has a way of catching up with you in HICKOK, a frontier thriller starring Luke Hemsworth (“Westworld”) in his first leading role in a feature film; the period Western from Cinedigm and Status Media also stars Trace Adkins (Stagecoach, Traded, Deepwater Horizon), Country Music Hall of Famer and Golden Globe®-winner Kris Kristofferson (Traded, A Star is Born, Blade, Billy the Kid) and Oscar®-nominee Bruce Dern (The Hateful Eight, Django Unchained, Nebraska). On July 7, HICKOK opens theatrically in ten markets including Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Phoenix, Denver, Seattle, Orlando, Tampa-St. Petersburg and Kansas City; and, day-and-date, it will also be available on demand and Digital HD.
The story of the West’s most notorious gunslinger and his road to redemption, HICKOK finds the infamous, hard-drinking outlaw (Hemsworth) in 1870’s Abilene, Kansas, seeking to start a new life. Captivated by Wild Bill’s unparalleled gun skills, the mayor, George Knox, (Kristofferson) quickly ropes him in as the town marshal. Recognizing the need to clamp down on the wildest cow-town in the west, Hickok soon finds himself at the center of a controversial ordinance while dispensing his own brand of frontier justice. His attempts to protect Abilene, however, are quickly challenged by a band of outlaws led by powerful saloon owner, Phil Poe (Adkins). And when Poe places a bounty on Wild Bill’s head, the marshal, with the help of outlaw turned lawman John Wesley Hardin, makes a stand for Abilene and his new life, while putting his reputation as the fastest draw in the west on the line.
Shot on the dusty, turn-of-the-century sets like Melody Ranch, which is also home to HBO’s hit series “Westworld,” the action-packed HICKOK, directed by Timothy Woodward Jr. (Traded, Weaponized, 4Got10) and written by Michael Lanahan, is filled with gritty authenticity. Co-stars include Cameron Richardson (Flashburn, “Murder in the First”, Alvin and the Chipmunks) as Hickok’s old flame, Kaiwi Lyman-Mersereasu (American Violence, Den of Thieves) as Hardin aka Little Arkansas and Robert Catrini (“Bosch,” Jack Reacher: Never Go Back) as Sheriff Akers.
“Classic westerns hold a special place in my heart, so having the opportunity to bring such a compelling and iconic story to the screen was a real pleasure,” says director Timothy Woodward Jr. “It was such an incredible honor to work with two of the western genres living legends, Kris Kristofferson and Bruce Dern, and to watch Luke Hemsworth so successfully take on the challenge of portraying one of the west’s most recognizable heroes. The entire cast really brought the old west to life.“