OAKLAND, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On June 6, Pandora (NYSE:P) kicks off the biggest week in country music with Sounds Like Country, a live celebration in the heart of Nashville leading up to CMA Festival and the CMT Music Awards. The third annual concert will feature top country music talent Jake Owen, Old Dominion, and RaeLynn. Fans can RSVP HERE now for free event admission at Marathon Music Works.
On May 31, check out Pandora’s artist-curated Pandora Sounds Like Country Mixtape featuring a selection of their favorite tunes and personalized audio messages. The station will refresh on June 14 to include live recorded tracks from the show.
“Pandora’s partnership with the country music community keeps getting better,” said Lars Murray, SVP Music Makers Group, Pandora. “Today’s Country is the second most played station on Pandora. We’re happy to bring Pandora Sounds Like Country back to Nashville for a third year. Jake Owen is in the 99th percentile of all artists in Pandora station adds and has more than 1.7 billion total spins on Pandora. It’s a treat to be working with RaeLynn for a second time, and to reunite Jake with his former tour mates – and fellow ACM winners - Old Dominion for Pandora listeners.”
Said Jake Owen, “I'm pumped to perform at the Pandora Sounds Like Country event in Nashville. CMA Fest is such a great week not only for country fans, but for us as entertainers. I love getting to know my fans and I know they listen to music on Pandora. It's going to be an awesome night, and it will be good to see Old Dominion and RaeLynn-- her song ‘Love Triangle’ absolutely floors me.”
Pandora Sounds Like Country attendees will be treated to custom activations from sponsors including: Advance Auto Parts, Ashley HomeStore®, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®, Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation, Lincoln Tech, Regions Bank, and TitleMax®.
Pandora is the world’s most powerful music discovery platform – a place where artists find their fans and listeners find music they love. We are driven by a single purpose: unleashing the infinite power of music by connecting artists and fans, whether through earbuds, car speakers, live on stage or anywhere fans want to experience it. Our team of highly trained musicologists analyze hundreds of attributes for each recording which powers our proprietary Music Genome Project®, delivering billions of hours of personalized music tailored to the tastes of each music listener, full of discovery, making artist/fan connections at unprecedented scale. Founded by musicians, Pandora empowers artists with valuable data and tools to help grow their careers and connect with their fans.
ABOUT JAKE OWEN
Jake Owen has had six #1 singles to date - the 2X PLATINUM anthem Barefoot Blue Jean Night, PLATINUM-certified hits Beachin’, Anywhere with You, Alone with You and The One That Got Away plus GOLD-certified American Country Love Song. The RCA Nashville recording artist recently released his fifth studio album, AMERICAN LOVE, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and #4 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album was produced by award-winning songwriters/producers Shane McAnally and Ross Copperman plus Owen co-produced three tracks, which marks his first time as a co-producer with Lukas Bracewell. The Vero Beach, FL native is well known for his high-energy performances and laid-back style.
ABOUT OLD DOMINION
Old Dominion has emerged as one of the hottest breaking bands in country music, fusing clever lyrics and an infectious sound. Proving that they are not your average country band, the group blends old-fashioned country charm, lyrical wit and rock n’ roll grit into radio-friendly, hook-heavy pop nuggets. The band’s newly released single No Such Thing As a Broken Heart was recently performed at the Academy of Country Music Awards and became the #1 Shazamed song of the night. The track will be featured on their highly anticipated upcoming sophomore album and is quickly rising on the Country Music Airplay Charts. Old Dominion released their certified GOLD debut full length album Meat and Candy in 2015, which was called a “stellar debut,” by Entertainment Weekly. The album featured the PLATINUM selling #1 single Break Up With Him and GOLD hit Snapback, as well as Song For Another Time, which also hit #1 on the Billboard Country Airplay and MediaBase chart.
RaeLynn’s current single Love Triangle is the powerful first track from her Warner Bros. Records/Warner Music Nashville #1 debut WILDHORSE, produced by Jimmy Robbins and Nicolle Galyon. Love Triangle tells her personal story in a way that "is a raw and emotional account of what it’s like to be the child of divorced parents" (People Magazine), which media and fans have immediately gravitated to, evidenced by the single hitting Top 10 sales per spin while the music video has racked up 6.7 million views since release. The remainder of the 12-track album, 11 of which were co-written by RaeLynn herself, is a broader look into her life over the past few years since her breakthrough on NBC’s hit show, The Voice. Recently nominated for the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards fan-voted THE FRESHEST! - BEST NEW ARTIST COUNTRY and selected as a 2017 “Country Artist to Watch” by Pandora, Napster and Billboard, RaeLynn has tallied 120 million plus cumulative career streams. She is poised to follow in the early success of her Top 10, GOLD-certified song “God Made Girls” that has racked up more than 940,000 track equivalent sales and has been streamed more than 50 million times. The track was nominated in 2016 for Radio Disney’s Favorite Country Song, earned her recognition as one of CMT’s Next Women of Country and was the highest charting debut single by a solo female in 2014. The music video has accumulated more than 28 million views and earned her a pair of CMT Music Award nominations for Female Video of the Year and Breakthrough Video of the Year in 2015.