The newest American Country Duo Florida-Georgia Line has become a well-known name in the Country Music scene. With their multi-week #1 single “Cruise” topping the charts a mere 14 weeks after its release it seems that Florida-Georgia Line is only just getting started. After being nominated for four CMA Awards – Single of the Year, Vocal Duo of the Year, Musical Event of the Year, with Nelly, and New Artist of the Year – you may wonder how Florida-Georgia Line did it.
According to band member Tyler Hubbard “The one thing that set us apart and made us able to sell over 100,000 copies of ‘Cruise’ before we had a deal with Republic was the fact that we did work hard. Instead of looking for a deal, we were looking for fans.”
To give back to those fans who so quickly raised them to stardom the Duo, sponsored by Carl Black Automotive, put on a Live on the Lot performance at Carl Black of Kennesaw on Sunday, June 14th.
Carl Black frequently hosts Live on Live on the Lot performances, featuring some of Country Music’s rising stars, for the communities that they’re involved in, and Florida-Georgia Line’s performance was one of many. However, we at Carl Black Automotive wanted to expand on these awesome concerts, and so we have introduced Carl Black Radio.
Carl Black Radio will be playing today’s top country songs at all of the Carl Black Automotive locations. You can help make it into the station that you love listening to by requesting the songs that you want to hear! In addition to continuing to play the Country Music that you request, we’ve taken it a step further with rebroadcasting the Live on the Lot performances! For those of you that could not make it, or want to relive the Live on the Lot of Florida-Georgia Line at Carl Black of Kennesaw here’s your chance!
Carl Black Radio will be rebroadcasting the Live on the Lot performance of Florida-Georgia Line on October 22nd, 24th, and 26th! Three opportunities to experience or relive the impressive Live on the Lot performance given on Sunday, June 14th by Florida-Georgia Line!
You can listen in to Carl Black Radio any time by going to CarlBlackRadio.com. Be sure to tune in for future Live on the Lot performances and rebroadcasts!
CARL BLACK AUTOMOTIVE GROUP LAUNCHES “CARL BLACK RADIO” WITH LIVE STREAM OF KIP MOORE “LIVE ON THE LOT” IN ORLANDO TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24.
Nashville, TN –Sept. 23, 2013 – Carl Black Automotive Group, a General Motors top dealer with locations in Nashville, Atlanta, and Orlando, has launched an exclusive internet radio station to support their endorsing artists and enhance their continuing commitment to country music.
“Carl Black Radio” is now available at www.carlblackradio.com and via TuneIn, an online and mobile platform that features over 80,000 radio stations worldwide and current GM partner in the pioneering development of the “digital dashboard” inside new automobiles. In addition to spotlighting music from all 16 artists that are currently part of the Carl Black radio partnership – including current singles, previous hits, and selected album cuts – Carl Black Radio also focuses special attention on new, emerging artists that are attracting fans, social media engagements, and downloads. Carl Black Radio is also heard inside the showrooms at all four of its southeastern dealership locations, featuring an aggressive playlist of today’s top country hits, brand-new songs, and various musical surprises – including in-depth and “behind-the-scenes” artist audio about their albums, touring, and personal life.
Carl Black is well known for partnering with new artists and supporting their career launch in paid radio advertisements on top country stations. Carl Black’s “new artist” program includes platinum-selling singer/songwriter and 2013 CMA Awards “New Artist of the Year” nominee, KIP MOORE, whose “Live on the Lot” concert performance will officially launch Carl Black Radio via a live audio broadcast on Tuesday, September 24 at 5:00 pm EST from the free event at Carl Black Orlando.
“Carl Black Radio strengthens our commitment to the country music industry by further engaging our loyal customers with dedicated programming designed to help grow the fan bases of our partner artists,” said Advertising Director Melony Wilson. “It also gives us the freedom to step outside the sometimes ridged rules of programming and offer exciting content to fans nationwide, like the live streaming of Kip’s performance to those that can’t make it to Orlando on Tuesday, September 24.”
“Carl Black has been a great partner and sponsor. They have been there with me from the beginning and we celebrated “Something Bout A Truck” going #1 together. It’s pretty cool that I was chosen to help launch Carl Black Radio,” said Kip Moore.
“Carl Black figured out early on the benefits of working with new artists and helping grow their careers,” says Cindy Mabe, Universal Music Groups’ SVP of Marketing. “UMG has several artists in their program including Kip Moore, Luke Bryan, Eric Church and Darius Rucker. While these artists are not new, they were when Carl Black started the relationship. Sounds like Carl Black Radio will be another way for Carl Black to highlight their artists.
About Carl Black Carl Black Chevrolet Buick GMC is a top General Motors dealer with locations in Atlanta (Kennesaw and Roswell) Nashville and Orlando. Carl Black GMC has been the number one GMC dealer in the Southeast for the past 19 years. Artists that are currently part of the Carl Black artists partnership include Big and Rich, Phil Vassar, Trace Adkins, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Rodney Atkins, Darius Rucker, Justin Moore, Jana Kramer, Josh Thompson, Thompson Square, Lee Brice, Kip Moore, Dustin Lynch, Randy Houser and Florida Georgia Line.
About Kip Moore PLATINUM selling artist Kip Moore is nominated for his first CMA Award in the “New Artist Of The Year” category just weeks after celebrating his third consecutive No. one hit from his debut album, UP ALL NIGHT. UP ALL NIGHT shot out of the gate as the best selling debut country album of 2012, earning Moore critical praise as both an artist and songwriter. Chicago Sun-Times calls him, “A kind of magical cross between the songwriting talents of a Jackson Browne, the grit of a Bruce Springsteen and the twang of a Willie Nelson or Merle Haggard, Moore has taken the top spot when it comes to the title of one of country music’s most promising new stars.” Moore has relentlessly toured the country coast to coast this year with Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert and Toby Keith amid selling out his own headlining shows, often in just minutes. In November, Moore will join Lady Antebellum for their TAKE ME DOWNTOWN TOUR.
About TuneIn TuneIn is the world’s most popular service for listening to live, online radio. Each month, over 40 million people use TuneIn to listen to music, sports, news and talk, across more than 70,000 AM, FM and Internet radio stations. TuneIn is free, and available on more than 200 platforms to listeners in 230 countries and territories. Existing investors include Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), Sequoia Capital, Google Ventures, and General Catalyst Partners. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.