RASCAL FLATTS BRING “RIOT” TO LIFE IN MOVING NEW MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERING EXCLUSIVELY ON NASH TV TODAY
ACM “Vocal Group Of The Year” Nominees Set To Perform At 50th Annual ACM Awards
Nashville, TN – April 14, 2015 – Superstar vocal group Rascal Flatts released the emotion-driven video for their current single “RIOT” today exclusively on NASH TV at www.nashtv.com and the video will be carried on all NASH TV platforms including Cumulus Media, Inc. and NASH exclusive partner Music Choice On Demand, which brings NASH TV to 57 million homes through cable TV. Directed by Brian Lazzaro, the storyline of “Riot” is woven through an intense boxing match while spotlighting a young couple going through deep relationship turmoil, as Rascal Flatts execute a powerful performance of the track.
“This song has so many different interpretations that there were a lot of concepts to play around with,” said Rascal Flatts’ Gary LeVox. “Ultimately though, this song is about fighting for love and this video tugs at your heart strings. The story between the couple was shot beautifully, we’re really pleased with it and looking forward to our fans seeing the song from this perspective.”
John Dickey, Executive Vice President, Programming and Content for Cumulus said: “Big Machine Label Group’s and the Flatts’ decisions to world premiere the video for their new song “RIOT” on NASH TV is truly an honor and reinforces NASH TV as the fastest growing producer of original artist-centric lifestyle content in the country lifestyle segment. Lots more of this to come.”
Stokes Nielson, Director of NASH TV said: “This is a fantastic extension of our original content programming and another way that NASH TV brings country fans closer to their favorite artists.”
Currently nominated for ACM’s “Vocal Group of The Year,” Rascal Flatts will head to Texas later this week to perform live on 50th Academy of Country Music Awards broadcasting from AT&T Stadium on April 19 at 7:00PM CT on CBS. The trio are the most awarded country group of the past decade, having earned over 40 trophies from the ACAs, ACMs, AMAs, CMAs, People’s Choice Awards and more.
To date Rascal Flatts (Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney) have scored 15 No. One songs, sold over 22.8 million albums, over 29 million digital downloads, and their current ninth studio album REWIND (Big Machine Records) debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart making them one of only four acts during the SoundScan era to have eight consecutive studio albums debut in the top spot. As one of the hottest-selling acts on tour in any genre Rascal Flatts are gearing up to undertake their headlining RIOT TOUR 2015 beginning May 29 and continue across the country throughout the summer. The trio has invited Scotty McCreery and RaeLynn to join them on the road. For the latest updates, visit www.rascalflatts.com.
Cumulus Media, Inc. launched the NASH entertainment brand based on the Country music lifestyle in January 2013 with the flagship NASH FM 94.7 in New York City. In addition to Country radio stations, the NASH brand includes a NASH magazine, concerts/events, online content and television programming. Country radio programs originate from Cumulus Media’s NASH campus in Nashville, the nation’s only multimedia facility devoted solely to producing and distributing content based on the Country music lifestyle, including radio programming, TV/videos, magazines and events. For more information on NASH TV, visit: www.nashtv.com or contact Stokes Nielson at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Cumulus Media Inc. (CMLS) combines high-quality local programming with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands in order to deliver premium choices for listeners, provide substantial reach for advertisers and create opportunities for shareholders. As the largest pure-play radio broadcaster in the United States, Cumulus provides exclusive content that is fully distributed through approximately 460 owned-and-operated stations in 90 U.S. media markets (including eight of the top 10), approximately 8,500 broadcast radio affiliates and numerous digital channels. Cumulus is well-positioned in the widening digital audio space through a significant stake in the Rdio digital music service, featuring over 30 million songs on-demand in addition to custom playlists and exclusive curated channels. Cumulus is also the leading provider of country music and lifestyle content through its NASH brand, which serves country fans through radio programming, NASH Country Weekly magazine, concerts, licensed products and television/video. For more information, visit www.cumulus.com.