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Bonnie McKee Premieres Official Video For “Wasted Youth”

Bonnie McKee Premieres Official Video For

Today, one of the most influential pop writers of the millennium, and artist in her own right, Bonnie McKee premiered her brand new video for her infectious new single and sure-to-be-pop-anthem-of-2016, “Wasted Youth.”

The 8 millimeter, bubblegum, teen inspired music video was directed by the talented Darren Craig (The Uprising Creative ) and premiered today via The FADER Magazine. “Wasted Youth” is taken from Bonnie’s latest EP “Bombastic” and is available today on iTunes and Spotify. Watch and share the official video here.

Currently, the multi-award winning, Grammy nominee Bonnie McKee — who has already penned an impressive nine #1 singles in the US and sold more than 30 million copies worldwide — is working on new material and plans to take her signature sound and live band on the road later this year.

Stay tuned for more exciting news to come.

Bombastic’ EP is available now on iTunes and Spotify.

 

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Rodeo Houston 2016 Concert Line Up Announced

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo sets the stage for 21 of music’s hottest stars to perform during the 2016 Show, March 1 – 20.

“The variety in this year’s entertainer lineup makes it one of the most exciting in RodeoHouston history! These stars, as a group, have won everything from Teen Choice and Latin GRAMMY® awards to all of the country music honors,” said Joel Cowley, president and CEO of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. “And with our family friendly ticket pricing, our fans can enjoy the full spectrum of entertainment at our legendary event.”

Tickets go on sale Saturday, Jan. 16, at 10 a.m. through AXS Ticketing via rodeohouston.com. The online Waiting Room opens at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, and the store opens at 10 a.m., with fans chosen at random to purchase tickets, no matter what time they entered the Waiting Room. To make the process easier on Saturday, ticket buyers can register any time at axs.com/rodeohouston_registration.

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2016 RodeoHouston Lineup
The following 21 entertainers slated to perform during the 2016 Show have garnered 14 GRAMMY® awards, two Latin GRAMMY® awards, 88 Academy of Country music awards and six Teen Choice Awards. Four of the 2016 entertainers are members of the Grand Ole Opry — Little Big Town, Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker and Keith Urban.

Tuesday, March 1 —  The Band Perry
Wednesday, March 2 —  Chris Young
Thursday, March 3: Jason Aldean
Friday, March 4 —  Jason Derulo
Saturday, March 5: Cole Swindell 
Sunday, March 6: Shawn Mendes
Monday, March 7: Miranda Lambert
Tuesday, March 8: Pitbull
Wednesday, March 9:Brett Eldredge
Thursday, March 10:Luke Bryan 
Friday, March 11: Darius Rucker 
Saturday, March 12:Billy Currington
Sunday, March 13 —Los Huracanes Del Norte | Banda Los Recoditos
Monday, March 14: Kenny Chesney
Tuesday, March 15: Kid Rock
Wednesday, March 16: Jake Owen
Thursday, March 17: Florida Georgia Line
Friday, March 18: Little Big Town
Saturday, March 19 — Brad Paisley
Sunday, March 20 — Keith Urban

Steve Grand “All American Boy” Gets Houston Ready

Steve Grand “All American Boy” Gets Houston Ready

(Houston, Texas) Steve Grand caught the attention of the world when his music video for the country-inspired “All-American Boy” hit viral gold in 2013. The song became a smash, viral hit, thanks in part to the self-produced and self-financed video, which went from zero to a million views on YouTube in a matter of days, all without the help of a label, a manager, or an agent.

The imagery was pure Americana—campfires, American flags, country roads, whiskey, and hunky, shirtless men. But there was a twist. The song and video (now with close to 4 million views and counting) both depict a situation familiar to many people—an unrequited crush of someone out of reach, that burning desire for someone you can never have.

It’s a universal truth, but Steve’s story was even more affecting, because he was telling that story from the perspective of a gay man who had a crush on a straight man. It’s not something that has ever been depicted in music quite so overtly.  Grand gained views and fans overnight and after it was discovered that he had previously been an aspiring model with sexy underwear shots in his portfolio it only propelled his career.

Grand later mounted a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign to fund his first album, All American Boy. It was the third most-funded music project ever in Kickstarter history, bringing in $327,000. While it’s become more common for celebrities to come out casually, without the fanfare or announcements on covers of magazines, Steve says it’s just as important as ever.

“While people say this is no big deal anymore, who cares? You know who cares? The kids who are still really struggling with this. The kids who feel like they would still rather be dead than live life as a gay person.”

“I’m thinking about them all the time when I’m doing these things because deep down we all just want to be loved, we want to experience love, we want to give love, we want to take in love, and we want to feel valued and understood.” He knew that gambit for “All American Boy” would work: no one had ever seen or heard anything quite like it before.

“What made the story impactful was the  apparent dichotomy  of a same-sex love story set against a very Americana backdrop—old cars, whiskey, American flags, and friends by a campfire.”

The weekend of October 2, Grand will come to Houston to perform live as part of the Diana Foundation’s Country Dinner Weekend. Recognized as the oldest continuously active gay organization in the United States, the Dianas were founded in 1953 with the mission of raising and distributing funds to organizations serving the gay community.

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Steve Grand Gets Naked To Prove He’s Not A Piece Of Meat

In this tongue-in-cheek clip, gay Internet personality Davey Wavey gets singer-songwriter Steve Grand to strip off his shirt and get oiled up. It turns out, however, that he’s just trying to prove a point.

“I think you’re super talented, I think you’re an amazing person,” an enthusiastic Davey Wavey, who has no qualms about helping Grand peel off his flannel, quips. “But I am sick and tired of the way that you’re always exploited and you’re always sexualized in media … I think that we need to show people at home how they parade you around without your shirt on.”

Grand, who rose to fame after the video for his first tune, “All-American Boy,” went viral, is no stranger to baring his bod. Last year, the Chicago-based out star took a chilly plunge into Lake Superior wearing nothing but a smile for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and later shared a photo and video of the experience with his fans.

After a massively successful Kickstarter campaign, Grand released his debut album, also titled “All-American Boy,” in March.