Sunday, April 28, 2013

Rick Monroe To Support & Emcee The 2013 J鋑ermeister Country Tour With Headliner Aaron Lewis

Monroe's single and video release date for his new track, "Just the Same" will coincide with the Tour which kicks-off May 1 & twitter: @rickmonroe

Nashville, TN (April 10, 2013) � Rick Monroe will support headliner Aaron Lewis on the 2013 J鋑ermeister Country Tour. Monroe's new single and video release for his new track, "Just the Same" will coincide with the Tour which kicks-off May 1.

Monroe said, "It's true that Jagermeister is a brand as deeply rooted in music as it is in mythology and lore. I'm proud to take part in this my fifth Jagermeister Tour, this time with Aaron Lewis."

The soon to be released track, Just the Same ( is the follow-up to Monroe's "Crazy Not To" single which was released in the summer of 2012 and reached top-40 radio and chart status across the country. Now, in the spring of 2013, Monroe looks to continue that momentum, releasing the emotionally charged and heartfelt single, Just the Same, with a uniquely romantic and stylized video music clip/postcard to accompany the music, lensed by director Mike Stryker.

Monroe's music and music videos have been heard and seen on CMT, GAC and TNN here in the US and on international outlets, as well. He's been profiled on network shows including Access Hollywood, ET, ABC's "On the Red Carpet and Extra, in addition to his numerous performances on national and local talk and morning shows. Rick's headlined his own tours and has opened for the likes of Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Josh Thompson Pat Green, Charlie Daniels, Dwight Yoakam and Montgomery Gentry. He's toured Europe consistently and performed an average of 70 dates a year for the last two years.

As has been the case for the past several years, Monroe will be on the road touring once again. Commenting on last year's 2012 Jagermeister Country tour with Randy Houser, Rick Monroe said, "I was absolutely thrilled to be on the road doing what I love to do best. We were out there in support of my new single "Crazy Not To" so it was great fun performing that tune in front of packed houses and shaking hands with as many country music fans as possible." In 2011, Rick's single, "Get UR Country On" spawned the "Jagermeister Presents" Club tour of the same name.

Produced by David Norris (, of the new Just the Same track, Monroe noted, "When we wrote Just The Same I thought it was more for pitching to another artist. But it was no surprise to me when we selected it to be a single and how naturally it came to together." Regarding the music video clip, Rick added, "We couldn't have gotten any luckier with getting Mike Stryker to direct the video he "got it" right away and like the recording everything fell into place with ease. From getting the couples, locations, props and support we were definitely blessed and under favor."

No stranger to success, Rick's previous album "Get Loud Get Lit" launched the hit single Honky Tonk Road Trip which spawned a television reality series pilot of the same name which is currently in development. His 'Against the Grain' album featured the hit single and video 'Midnight Rider'. Having received rave reviews in print and numerous accolades on television shows such as EXTRA and ET, Rick's gritty Midnight Rider music video is still a fan favorite.

Aaron Lewis made his journey to the country scene in 2011 with the release of his debut EP, Town Line, and the success of the gold-selling single "Country Boy," featuring the legendary George Jones and Charlie Daniels. The seven-song EP reached No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and No. 7 on the Billboard Top 200.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through Ticketmaster ( or directly through the venue website. The 2013 J鋑ermeister Country Tour will feature J鋑ermeister custom tour prizes from Schecter Guitars and Vypyr Amps by Peavey. For more information on J鋑ermeister, visit

Tour dates are as follows:

5/1 � Glen Allen, VA � Innsbrook Pavilion

5/3 � Greenville, SC � Blind Horse Saloon

5/8 � Hattiesburg, MS � Brewsky's

5/10 � San Antonio, TX � Cowboys

5/11 � Tatum, TX � Gator Run Offroad Park

5/16 � Springfield, IL - Boondocks

5/17 � Milwaukee, WI � The Rave

5/21 � Bloomington, IL � Castle Theatre

5/22 � South Bend, IN � Club Fever

5/30 � Chattanooga, TN � Track 29

5/31 � Augusta, GA � Country Club Saloon

6/1 � Charlotte, NC � Coyote Joe's

6/5 � Flint, MI � The Machine Shop

6/6 � Flint, MI � The Machine Shop

6/8 � Birmingham, AL � Iron City

6/9 � Montgomery, AL � Performing Arts Center

6/10 � Durham, NC � Carolina Theatre

6/11 � Washington, DC � Fillmore Theatre

6/12 � E. Stroudsburg, PA � Sherman Theatre

6/13 � Patchogue, NY - Emporium

6/18 � Wilmington, DE � Opera House

6/20 � Wichita, KS � The Cotillion

6/22 � St. Louis, MO - Pageant

6/23 � Evansville, IN � Victory Theatre

J鋑ermeister, the 7th largest selling premium spirit in the world and #1 selling imported liqueur in the United States, has a long history of supporting musicians of all genres, from local bands to national acts. The brand has spent almost two decades developing artists and has seen many go from obscurity to the top of their fields. Now in its fourth year, the J鋑ermeister Country Music Tour has featured some of the finest in country music including Pat Green, Eric Church and Dierks Bentley.


J鋑ermeister, which translates to "master hunter," is the #1 selling imported liqueur in the United States and one of the top shot brands in the world. The liqueur is based on a secret recipe, combining 56 different natural ingredients, including select herbs, blossoms, roots and fruits. J鋑ermeister, with the distinctive square bottle, was developed in 1934 in Germany and the brand quickly gained global fame through its innovative marketing, unique taste profile and its association with good times. The brand recently unveiled its first-ever television and 360� advertising campaign in the United States. The bold and compelling "Stronger Bond" campaign features a pantheon of legends that speak to the 21-29 year old male demographic including All-Pro Wide Receiver - Keyshawn Johnson, Champion Boxing Trainer - Freddie Roach, Rock Icon - Kerry King, World Champion Bullfighter � Rob Smets, NASCAR Pit Crew Champion � Mike Lingerfelt, Famed Street and Tattoo Artist � Mister Cartoon and Big Wave Surfer � Nathan Fletcher. J鋑ermeister Liqueur is 35% Alc. /Vol. and imported exclusively by Sidney Frank Importing Company, Inc., New Rochelle, NY. J腉ERMEISTER IS DEDICATED TO MUSIC, NOT UNDERAGE DRINKING.

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Riptunes Launches On IndieGoGo - Seeks To Change Online Music Distribution

Riptunes is an online music and ebook store that pays a portion of the distribution fee back to end users each time one of their friends, or fans in the case of a band, purchases a song, album or ebook. Riptunes terms this "Crowdsharing." Riptunes Crowdshares the traditional distribution fee for online digital purchases back with end consumer.

Riptunes carries the same digital content as other online music and ebook stores and even offers a higher quality download. The site will be free to join and register and the company is currently raising funds on IndieGoGo!

Click the link below to check out the video pitch on IndieGoGo. Pretty impressive business model!

Rachelle Spector Pays Homage To Husband Phil In "P.S. I Love You" Video

Phil Spector's wife Rachelle recently debuted the single, "P.S. I Love You," and premiered the song's video on Rolling Stone. She is putting the finishing touches on an EP based on love letters between the couple sent while Phil has been incarcerated.

If "P.S. I Love You" - co-written and produced by Chris Seefried (Fitz and The Tantrums) - sounds reminiscent of Phil抯 hit song, "To Know Him Is To Love Him," it should. Rachelle always wanted to do a spin off of that song for Phil, as a way to pay homage to him, hence the idea and sonic inspiration for this song. "P.S. I Love You" will be included on Rachelle抯 upcoming EP later this spring, along with 5 other new songs, each of which was mono recorded in Phil's signature style. Rachelle is also working on a musical about the life of Phil Spector.

With the new movie Phil Spector, staring Al Pacino and directed by David Mamet, recently premiering on HBO, a lot of attention is obviously on the Spectors. Rachelle hopes that this new project will continue to alter people's perceptions of her husband.