PANDORA COUNTRY: EXCLUSIVE NASHVILLE CONCERT FEATURING TYLER FARR, KIP MOORE, CAM AND BRENT COBB
Artist-curated mixtape available on May 25
OAKLAND, Calif.- May 16, 2016 –
On June 7, Pandora (NYSE: P), the go-to music source for fans and artists, kicks off the biggest week in country music with Pandora Country, a live celebration in the heart of Nashville leading up to CMA Fest and the CMT Music Awards. The second annual concert will feature top country music talent Tyler Farr
, Kip Moore
and Brent Cobb
. Fans can RSVP
now for free event admission at Marathon Music Works.
On May 25, check out our artist-curated Pandora Country Mixtape featuring a selection of their favorite tunes and personalized audio messages.
“Pandora is deeply committed to country music and so is our audience,” said Lars Murray, SVP Music Makers Group, Pandora. “Today’s Country
is the second most played station on Pandora.
We’re happy to bring Pandora Country back to Nashville, and can’t wait to work with Tyler, Kip, Cam, and Brent, who combined have over a BILLION spins on Pandora. After the success of the first Pandora Country concert last year with Kelsea Ballerini, Dustin Lynch and Thompson Square, we knew we needed to do it again.”
Featured performer Cam, who was named a Pandora Artist to Watch in 2016
said, “CMA Fest is the one time of year when all of country music is in the same place at the same time, and the Pandora Country event is going to be a big highlight for me. So many of my fans love listening on Pandora and I can’t wait to thank them for those 60 million plus streams with an unforgettable show!”
The event advances Pandora’s focus on helping artists grow their careers. This began with the launch of AMP in October 2014 and continued with the rollout of Artist Audio Messages in February 2015 and AMPcast in March 2016. The acquisitions of Next Big Sound and Ticketfly have helped to deepen this partnership by providing even more data to artists while making it easier to connect with fans through live events.
Pandora Country attendees will be treated to custom activations from sponsors including: Astellas Pharma, Ram Trucks, White Castle® and XFINITY®.
Pandora is the world’s most powerful music discovery platform – a place where artists find their fans and listeners find music they love. We are driven by a single purpose: unleashing the infinite power of music by connecting artists and fans, whether through earbuds, car speakers, live on stage or anywhere fans want to experience it. Our team of highly trained musicologists analyze hundreds of attributes for each recording which powers our proprietary Music Genome Project®, delivering billions of hours of personalized music tailored to the tastes of each music listener, full of discovery, making artist/fan connections at unprecedented scale. Founded by musicians, Pandora empowers artists with valuable data and tools to help grow their careers and connect with their fans.
ABOUT TYLER FARR
Nashville’s Tyler Farr released his highly anticipated sophomore album, Suffer In Peace, in April 2015 making its debut in the top 5 on the BILLBOARD Top 200 Albums and BILLBOARD Country Albums Charts. Previously with the release of his debut album Redneck Crazy, which released in 2013, Farr landed at No. 2 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and #5 on the Billboard Top 200 making Farr the only solo male country artist in the last 10 years to have his first two studio albums debut in the top-5 on the Billboard 200 Chart. Tyler’s first single off the newly released Suffer In Peace album, “A Guy Walks into a Bar,” proved to be Farr’s third No. 1 hit and is now RIAA Certified GOLD. Farr’s #1, platinum-selling title-track “Redneck Crazy” projected Farr forward to celebrate back-to-back #1 singles, including his first #1 as a songwriter, with his Gold-certified hit “Whiskey in my Water.” Farr’s most recent single at radio, “Better In Boots,” was described by the New York Times as a “muscular love song.” The Missouri native’s dry wit and energetic live show has earned him industry recognition as a 2014 CRS New Faces of Country Radio and 2014 Music Row “Breakthrough Artist of the Year” nominee, as well as rave reviews for his coveted opening slots touring with Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Brantley Gilbert, Lee Brice and Brad Paisley.
Hot on the heels of his sold-out tour in the US and Canada and a stint in Australia for the first time, Moore recently returned from a sold-out string of headlining shows in The UK and Ireland. Fan demand led to bigger venues being scheduled and Moore closed the run with a sold-out date in London, UK. Moore will head back out on the road next month for Miranda Lambert’s Keeper Of The Flame Tour, which kicks off in St. Louis, MO on 5/13. Hailed as a “career song” by Billboard, Moore’s current single “Running For You” continues to climb the charts and was taken from his critically acclaimed sophomore album Wild Ones that VICE declares “sprinkles a little late-night Bonnaroo magic…that’s made to be witnessed live.” Wild Ones follows Moore’s debut album Up All Night which was recently certified GOLD by the RIAA and spawned three No. One hit singles including GOLD certified “Beer Money,” PLATINUM certified “Hey Pretty Girl,” and the DOUBLE PLATINUM breakout hit “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck.”
California-born singer/songwriter Cam emerged as one of the past year’s true breakthrough artists, achieving her first Platinum record and first #1 country single with “Burning House,” which earned her a GRAMMY® Award nomination for Best Country Solo Performance. The success also sparked Cam to six nominations for the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards, becoming the year’s most-nominated female artist in her first year as an ACM nominee. Her Untamed
album on Arista Nashville/RCA Records, which released December 11, 2015, debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart with the year’s best first-week album sales by a debut country artist. With each song, including her newest single, “Mayday,” co-written by Cam, Untamed released to widespread critical acclaim from The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, PEOPLE, Associated Press, and many others. Cam has been featured on such programs as Good Morning America, Today, CBS This Morning, The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Talk and The Ellen DeGeneres Show, with live performances over the past year including the opening slot on Dierks Bentley’s current Somewhere On A Beach Tour and, prior to that, Brad Paisley’s Crushin’ It Tour, Apple Music Festival 2015 in London, Stagecoach, SXSW, ACM Lifting Lives Party for a Cause, CMA Music Festival, the Grand Ole Opry, and more. Chosen among CMT’s Next Women of Country, Cam began 2015 on multiple “New Artist to Watch” lists and closed the year with Untamed ranked among 2015’s best country albums by Rolling Stone Country, The Washington Post, and others. Find her online at www.camcountry.com, on Twitter @camcountry, and on Instagram at https://instagram.com/camcountry/
Brent Cobb was born in Ellaville, Georgia, about an hour east of Columbus, in the rural south-central part of the state. His parents were highly musical and both his father and uncle were songwriters. This led Brent to pick up the guitar at age 12, and begin writing songs at 13. Luke Bryan gave him his first break, inviting the fellow Georgian to Nashville and taking him on a tour of booking agencies, publishing companies, and record labels. Brent made the permanent move to Nashville in 2008, signed to Carnival Music as a songwriter in 2009 and, by 2011, had made a name for himself as a songwriter with multiple cuts from several major label artists, including Bryan, The Oak Ridge Boys, Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert and more. Earlier this year, his song “Down Home” was featured on his cousin Dave Cobb’s acclaimed compilation, entitled Southern Family. His anticipated debut full-length album, produced by Cobb, will be released fall 2016 on Low Country Sound/Elektra Records.