Braeden Counts, a Sutherlin, Oregon country music singer/songwriter Releases 1st Single, Shot of You, June 10, 2016

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Braeden Counts, a Sutherlin, Oregon country music singer/songwriter

Releases 1st Single, Shot of You, June 10, 2016

Now available: CD, and Digital, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Apple Music

Sutherlin, Or – Braeden Counts has a voice you can’t ignore; a voice of persistence, of struggle and of hope. His new single Shot of You is out today, June 10, 2016. Braeden Counts, is a singer/songwriter and will be releasing his first EP in the fall of 2016. His single, Shot of You, is the first song that he has written.

This song was made in collaboration with All About Groove Entertainment and produced by Michael Harris and Kimberley Patterson, engineered by BluReel and mixed and mastered by Kent Shin at The Tower Studio in San Diego, California.

The groundbreaking country singer is a man of endless talent and passion. Born into a small town with not a lot of opportunities in the music scene, Braeden used his dedication and passion to turn his dreams into a reality. A self-taught musician, he studied some of his favorite artists while working and going to college full time, often practicing his guitar into the late hours of the night. Braeden has proved to be a country boy at heart who can seamlessly blend pop, traditional and new country into his music.


“Music is my way of telling my life’s stories,” said Braeden Counts. “It’s my way of letting you know exactly who I am, what I stand for, what I believe in, and so on. I’ve always been a little bit of an introvert, but with music I can be as open as I want to be. It’s let me come out of my shell and express myself not only as an artist, but as a human being. I hope my music and bring out the same feeling in others. That’s what it’s all about. Connecting with people and making them feel something real. And that’s what I want to do with my music.”

Braeden has been featured as a guest artist on Best Country 103 KRSB to perform his original single, “Angels in the sky,” which was written as a tribute to his college, Umpqua Community College, and the friends he lost in the shooting tragedy, in addition to a guest performance at the Umpqua Strong Music Festival. Today also marks the date that Braeden will graduate from UCC with his Fitness Technician Certification. He has played other local venues such as Brewstation, Black Forest, Melrose Grange, Movies in the Park at the Half Shell, and is always adding new venues. While recording his single at The Tower Studio in San Diego, California, Braeden also performed at The Tin Roof, and Lestats East. He is proudly sponsored by Coldcock Whiskey and managed by All About Groove Entertainment and has received accolades from several national country acts for his song covers on his YouTube channel.

While it’s true that his path has been one of hard work and determination, Braeden aims to show that believing in yourself and fulfilling your dreams are possible.

More info, tour dates and updates at


Braeden Counts is available for interviews and other media opportunities. If you would like physical copies of Shot of You, album artwork, additional press shots, or anything else at all, please let me know and I will send them your way.








NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 10, 2016) – Row Entertainment, an exciting new label in Nashville, is excited to announce the signing of country music superstar Mark Chesnutt to its roster. “Without a doubt, Mark is an artist that continues to stand for the best in the format,” said Row’s Jimmy Ritchey. “Everyone here is so excited to be working along with him to bring his music to the masses.”

Chesnutt, one of the most iconic voices in the business, thanks to hits such as “I’ll Think Of Something” and “Your Love Is A Miracle,” will release Tradition Lives for Row later this year. It is his first studio release of all new music since 2008.

“Country music is what I’ve always been about, and that’s what I’ll always be,” Chesnutt said. “It’s all I know, and I think people will love the new music as much as I am going to love playing it for them.”

He’s also excited about his association with Row. “Jimmy Ritchey and I have been making music for years. He understands what I do, and has always been behind me. I needed somebody like Jimmy who really believed in country music. I have complete confidence in what he and everyone at Row will bring to the table,” Chesnutt added. Ritchey also produced Tradition Lives.

Row Entertainment is a partnership with Ritchey, Kyle Waites, and recording artist Tim Rushlow.

Row Entertainment’s offices are located at 2818 Azalea Place Nashville, TN 37204.

Chesnutt is booked by WME. To inquire about a booking opportunity, please call 615-963-3000.

Ray Stevens, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers and a touching tribute to Joey Feek featured in the latest The Pickup.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 18, 2016)The Pickup, classic country music’s only syndicated video news program, continues to grow with the latest episode being added to The Heartland Network, as well as on the websites of such stations affiliated with the Nash Icon, HankFM and DukeFM brands.

As always, The Pickup has put together a winning lineup of news items and your favorite Country stars, including:

  • Dolly Parton’s exciting announcement that she would be hitting the road for an extensive tour in America for the first time in twenty-five years. The singer also talks about her upcoming double album set.
  • Comedian Ray Stevens breaking ground on a new musical theatre just outside of Nashville that he plans to be very hands-on with concerning his involvement.
  • Kenny Rogers’ legendary career is celebrated in an exclusive Music City event to raise funds for the T.J. Martell Foundation.
  • Don Williams decides to call it a career, after a successful five-decade run – and well over fifty charted records.
  • Actor Kiefer Sutherland announces plans for his first-ever album and tour this summer.
  • Cyndi Lauper, Pop icon, is still having fun – as she premieres the cover for her next album, a collection of classic Country songs!

And, headlining The Pickup is a touching farewell to Joey Feek of the duo Joey+Rory, who lost her long battle with cancer on March 4. Clips from a tribute video made by several of Country’s biggest stars prior to her passing were shared, featuring Tanya Tucker, Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus, Marty Stuart, and Connie Smith.

Check out the current episode here:–29/a60b8c22-b8e6-4df1-8249-ddd1bc0a2a65

Launched in early 2015, The Pickup, a syndicated country video news series produced by The Hot Seat, highlights today’s stars and classic country artists making news today. New episodes are posted on the 1st and 15th of each month. The Pickup can be seen on the websites of broadcasters across the country (Nash Icon, HankFM, Midwest Communications, Zimmer Communications’ 94.3 KAT Country, etc.), online media blogs, the U.K.’s SKY Television, Heartland Network, and Sandy Zimmerman’s Las Vegas Television Network.

Some fun with Cole Swindell in Hanford with 106.7 KJUG!


A week before Cole Swindell played the stage at the Grand Old Opry for the very first time, he played the final Summer Concert Series for 106.7 KJUG in Hanford, California. Cre8tive Reviews was lucky enough to attend the concert and work with Cole at the event.

The concert was held at the Hanford Civic Park, with open lawn seating. We have covered many concerts at this park, and it’s always so great to see just how many fans attend. The Summer Concert series are free, and hosted by local country station KJUG. There were over 3,000 fans that attended Cole’s concert of all ages. Cole dressed casual, but still wore his signature ball cap which sported his initials on it.


He spent over an hour singing his hits such as “Aint worth the whiskey,” and “Chillin’ it,” and sounded even better live than he does on his CD. He engaged the crowd, put on a high energy show full of megawatt smiles and humor. He truly is a performed who appreciates his fans, loves what he does and wants to share that passion with fans everywhere.

Unfortunately, we weren’t able to interview Cole, but would love to in the future. We did manage to have him autograph a CD to give away to one of our lucky twitter followers though! Maybe another time, we will have the opportunity to work with him again since he will no doubt be around for a long time to come!

To learn more about Cole Swindell, please visit his OFFICIAL WEBSITE.

CMA 2014 Awards Recap!

We watched the CMA Awards show last night, did you? Overall, we weren’t that impressed with how the night went. For some reason everyone seemed a little off in their performance. Time for a new sound guy? So what were the best parts of the night in our opinion? Carrie and Brad as hosts. We loved hearing that she was having a boy. Carrie’s multiple outfit changes. Even while pregnant she managed to look classy and amazing! Thomas Rhett’s short performance that sounded the best out of everyone Luke Bryan winning his first CMA as Entertainer of the Year The touching tribute and award to Vince Gill The Doobie Brothers, who rocked the stage, even though Kasey Musgrave’s had the unimpressed grumpy cat face during their performance. (We wish we had a photo of this!) Brett Eldredge winning for new artist of the year And our least favorite parts? The opening number with Miranda Lambert and Meghan Trainor singing “All about that bass,” and including the lyrics about “skinny bitches.” We thought this was a country music awards show. With that being said, Ariana Grande with Little Big Town. Why is country music selling out? What purpose did either of these pop princesses serve on this show? We would have rather seen more of Thomas Rhett or any other talented country star, like maybe, Garth Brooks sing. Jason Aldean, who got shunned this year in all awards categories performance of “Burnin’ it down.” Even Blake Shelton looked uncomfortable during his duet with Ashley Monroe and sounded off. Garth Brooks wardrobe. It looked like he was wearing something a few sizes too big for him. He would look even more handsome in something fitted.  And speaking of wardrobe… Kasey Musgraves, Ariana Grande, Ashley Monroe, and model (why was she even there?) Lily Aldridge, who decided to wear skirts that left little to the imagination. Award shows, especially country music shows are supposed to be classy, where talent outweighs the “sex sells” rule. But the ladies weren’t the only offenders. For the men, like Cole Swindell (who we love) and Brantley Gilbert… ball caps with suits? How much do you pay your stylists? The only surprise of the night for us wardrobe wise is that when Florida Georgia Line accepted their award for Vocal Duo of the year, at least one of them finally wore a shirt with sleeves. All in all, we expected more this year from the CMA’s. We love country music, and send our congratulations out to all of the performers, nominees and winners from last night’s show. The winners and nominees are listed below: Entertainer of the Year: Luke Bryan — WINNER Miranda Lambert Blake Shelton George Strait Keith Urban Female Vocalist of the Year Miranda Lambert — WINNER Kacey Musgraves Taylor Swift Carrie Underwood Martina McBride Male Vocalist of the Year Blake Shelton — WINNER Dierks Bentley Eric Church Luke Bryan Keith Urban Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town — WINNER Eli Young Band Lady Antebellum The Band Perry Zac Brown Band Album of the Year Miranda Lambert: Platinum — WINNER Luke Bryan: Crash My Party Keith Urban: Fuse Dierks Bentley: Riser Eric Church: The Outsiders Vocal Duo of the Year Florida Georgia Line — WINNER Dan + Shay Love and Theft The Swon Brothers Thompson Square New Artist of the Year Brett Eldredge — WINNER Brandy Clark Kip Moore Thomas Rhett Cole Swindell Song of the Year “Follow Your Arrow,” Kacey Musgraves — WINNER “Automatic,” Miranda Lambert “Give Me Back My Hometown,” Eric Church “I Don’t Dance,” Lee Brice “I Hold On,” Dierks Bentley Single of the Year “Automatic,” Miranda Lambert — WINNER “Drunk on a Plane,” Dierks Bentley “Give Me Back My Hometown,” Eric Church “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s,” Tim McGraw & Faith Hill “Mine Would be You,” Blake Shelton Music Video of the Year “Drunk on a Plane,” Dierks Bentley — WINNER “Automatic,” Miranda Lambert “Bartender,” Lady Antebellum “Follow Your Arrow,” Kacey Musgraves “Something Bad,” Miranda Lambert & Carrie Underwood Musical Event of the Year “We Were Us,” Keith Urban & Miranda Lambert — WINNER “Bakersfield,” Vince Gill & Paul Franklin “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s,” Tim McGraw & Faith Hill “Something Bad” Miranda Lambert & Carrie Underwood “You Can’t Make Old Friends,” Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton Musician of the Year Mac McAnally, Guitar — WINNER Sam Bush, Mandolin Jerry Douglas, Dobro Paul Franklin, Steel Guitar Dann Huff, Guitar