Founded in 1991 and entering its 31st season, Jazz Aspen Snowmass (JAS) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The mission of JAS is to present and preserve jazz and related forms of music through world-class events, performances, and...More Info
Founded in 1991 and entering its 31st season, Jazz Aspen Snowmass (JAS) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The mission of JAS is to present and preserve jazz and related forms of music through world-class events, performances, and education programs. Since 1997, JAS has donated over $7.5 million dollars to music education.
JAS introduced a new format to the annual June Experience in 2019 which includes four nights of music in multiple venues spread across the Downtown Aspen core. Attendees can enjoy as many as eleven acts nightly in seven diverse venues, all within a short stroll of one another. Experience VIP at the private downtown donor tent with catered dinner, open bars and private concerts nightly.
Winner of CMA 2015 Male Vocalist of the Year, New Artist, and Album of the Year, the Kentucky-born singer, songwriter and producer Chris Stapleton is one of Nashville’s most revered craftsmen, with a 15-year career that includes No. 1 hits, Grammy Award nominations, feature film contributions, the respect of his peers and, now, a new album.
Stapleton released his highly anticipated debut “Traveller” on May 5, 2015. The Mercury Records Nashville release is the rare mainstream country album eagerly awaited by fans on both sides of the dial.
Blessed with an otherworldly voice, Stapleton earned this respect in numerous recording studios and anonymous writing rooms on Music Row and on stage as a touring headliner and opener for the most popular acts in the genre.
He has written five No. 1 songs for George Strait, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Darius Rucker and Josh Turner and contributed cuts to several major motion picture soundtracks. He’s also been nominated for three Grammy Awards and won the International Bluegrass Music Association Emerging Artist of the Year award as a member of The SteelDrivers.
His songwriting credits span all genres and artists from Adele to Jason Aldean and he’s recorded with everyone from Miranda Lambert to Don Williams.
“I would say true love of anything is supposed to rip your heart out and put it back together all in the same go round. This album to me is all the trials we face day-in and day out and I wrote all the stories on it hoping someone, somewhere might relate or some kid might pick up an instrument and replicate it in an effort to be an artist. Some songs are sad, some are happy, some are hopeful, and some are hopeless, all of them mean something different to me and I pray they mean something to someone else. American Heartbreak is my effort at trying to explain what being a 26-year-old man in America is like. There’s love, loss, revelry, resentment, and forgiveness all wrapped into one piece of work. Thank you, guys, for listening, always.”
- Z. L. Bryan
Oklahoma born and bred Zach Bryan has been making an impact on the underground country music scene for the past few years even while he was still actively serving in the US Navy. He released a pair of independently recorded and released albums, DeAnn (2019) and Elisabeth (2020) that provided the spark that would ignite his arrival. New songs and videos would appear via socials and YouTube all fueled by a voracious word-of-mouth community that would ascend into a dramatic trajectory that continuously draws millions of new country and rock fans into his orbit week after week.
His 2019 breakthrough single “Heading South” garnered 90 million global Spotify streams and over 15 million YouTube views and soon the Billboard Hot Country Songs and Hot Rock Songs began to chart his moves.
Without the aid of extensive touring or commercial radio, his impact upon the new Americana culture skyrocketed purely on the strength of his deeply personal, relatable songs gaining a seemingly unstoppable momentum that is resonating with music fans around the world. Upon his release from service, he traveled from base directly to the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. Soon after, in 2021, shows in New York City and Nashville – at prestigious The Ryman Auditorium, no less, sold out in minutes without fanfare.
Each of the tracks released prior to the full 34-song AMERICAN HEARTBREAK album, “Something In The Orange,” “Highway Boys,” “Late July,” “Open The Gate,” and “From Austin,” have become fast fan-favorite audience sing-alongs at his spirited live shows. “From Austin” claimed #1 Country Song on Apple Music, debuted at #4 on Spotify’s Global Country chart, along with making a spectacular first day impression at #38 Overall Song on Spotify US Top 200, and #63 Overall Song on Apple US. The track was added to numerous flagship streaming playlists, including Spotify’s All About Country, Hot Country, and Just Good Music; Apple Music’s Today’s Country, Country Risers, and Future Hits; and Amazon Music’s Fresh Country. His most recent single “Something In The Orange,” commanded 9.6 million global streams and debuted on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts at #11, #4 on the Hot Rock Songs chart, and rose to the #1 on Billboard’s Country Songwriter chart. On the strength of “SITO” deeply personal story, the track has garnered over 34 million global streams. To date, Bryan has surpassed 1 billion combined global streams with 4 million monthly Spotify listeners. All unprecedented terrain for a new artist completely free from any music industry influence or outside assistance.
His recent blistering set at Southern California’s Stagecoach Festival debut was the most talked about event of the weekend and left an indelible impression that will challenge perceptions of modern country music. To date, every show of his first extensive US tour has found him connecting with fans in a Springsteen-esqe communal experience thanks to music and attitude that is simple, undiluted, genuine, and captivating.
Zach Bryan is a true artist who believes in letting the music do the talking as the songs themselves take centerstage. He embodies the Outlaw attitude of legends like Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson while drawing in young alternative fans and new country purists alike. The bond he shares with his audience is something special to witness live. He tells his story through the songs, delivering them with raw emotion and pure passion, generating a mutual respect in an authentic way very few can and do.
May 20th, 2022 via Warner Records. Digital, double CD, triple vinyl.
All songs by Zach Lane Bryan. Produced and mixed by Eddie Spear.
Additional Production by Ryan Hadlock and Colton Jean.
Recorded in Nashville and New York City.
For more information, please contact:
Rick Gershon | Warner Records
Growing up in South Jersey, Patrick Droney’s career began with a bang, at age 13 he won a Robert Johnson New Generation Award as “Best Young Blues Guitarist” and began sharing stages with the likes of B.B. King, James Brown, The Roots, Taj Mahal, Macy Gray, and Elvis Costello. Droney became enamored of New York City at an early age, gigging frequently in esteemed Manhattan clubs and eventually attending the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU. He moved to LA and signed a publishing deal, and in 2018 relocated to Nashville to craft a self-titled EP, also making his TV debut on Late Night with Seth Meyers, performing at Barclays Center for Tidal X, and seeing his song “High Hope” featured on Grey’s Anatomy. After signing to Warner Records in 2019, he appeared at Bonnaroo and ACL, collaborated with Kygo, and recently reached the 75 million streams milestone. To craft his full-length debut, Droney pulled inspiration from his life experiences living in multiple places around the country with nods to both his musical heroes and current influences like The National and Bon Iver. With a résumé that reads like a dream, and after extensive touring and playing onstage with some of the all-time legends of blues, pop, rock, and soul, Droney's STATE OF THE HEART released in May with a DELUXE version available now.
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