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The Roys featured in September issue of Trailblazer Magazine

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

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THE ROYS' New CD, THE VIEW, Makes Strong Debut On Billboard, Airplay Direct & Amazon Charts

Friday, 12 September 2014

the_viewDuo Receives ICM Nominations For Bluegrass Artist of the Year & Duo of the Year

Nashville, TN (September 12, 2014) - THE ROYS' celebrate strong debuts on multiple charts with their fourth Rural Rhythm Records' CD release, THE VIEW. The disc will enter the Billboard Top 10 Bluegrass Albums chart next week at #2, and currently holds the #7 spot on AirPlay Direct's Bluegrass/Folk chart. THE VIEW entered Amazon's Bluegrass Bestsellers list at #10 last week, and rises to #18 on today's Roots Music Report Top 50 Bluegrass Chart. The news of the disc's early success follows closely on the heels of the announcement of final-round ICM nominations for THE ROYS in the Inspirational Bluegrass Artist of the Year and Vocal Duo & Performance of the Year categories. Winners will be announced at the Awards' 20th anniversary spectacular in Nashville on November 13.

The new album is driven by "No More Lonely," the upbeat first single released to radio in June. The track continues to gain momentum; now featured on the Bluegrass Radio Network's IntoThe Blue syndicated radio show, it is tied at #6 on this week's Bluegrass Junction Most-Played Tracks/SiriusXM Radio Chart. "No More Lonely" holds the #16 slot on active Roots Music Report's Weekly Top 50 Bluegrass Song Chart and moves to #6 on the Bluegrass Today Weekly Chart today.

THE VIEW is creating a stir in the media, and recent features can be found in Billboard and Sentinel & Enterprise. Tastemakers are praising the project, calling it the duo's best yet. Reviews include: American Songwriter, Parcbench, Nashville Country Club.com, Pittsburgh In Tune, to name a few.

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THE ROYS DEBUT THE VIEW: TRACK-BY-TRACK TODAY ON THE BOOT

Thursday, 28 August 2014

theroysviewNashville, TN (August 28, 2014) -THE ROYS debut THE VIEW: Track-By-Track, an official companion video to their September 2 CD release, THE VIEW, today on The Boot.

The candid overview features Elaine and Lee revealing the stories behind the disc's songs, and offering insights into the recording process. "We love the idea of addressing our fans directly," notes Elaine. "Folks always want to know about the creative process," adds Lee. "Hopefully, this video explains it."

The new album is driven by "No More Lonely," the upbeat first single released to radio in June. One Stop Country calls it their "best single yet," and the track has been in the Top 10 on the Bluegrass Today Weekly Chart for the past three weeks. It continues to generate positive spins, and fans can purchase the single via digital vendors including: iTunes, Amazon, Google Plus, Rhapsody and eMusic. The duo's fourth Rural Rhythm Records' CD release is available for pre-order now on Amazon.

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THE ROYS Sign Exclusive Worldwide Booking Agreement With Buddy Lee Attractions

Friday, 15 August 2014

roysbuddyleeNew Deal Sealed Prior To September 2 Release of New CD, THE VIEW

Nashville, TN (August 15, 2014) -THE ROYS have signed an exclusive booking agreement with Buddy Lee Attractions for worldwide representation. The deal was solidified yesterday in advance of the award-winning Bluegrass/Country duo's September 2 CD release, THE VIEW, on Rural Rhythm Records.

"We're very excited," says Elaine Roy. "Nobody knows this business better." Lee notes, "They've broken some of the biggest acts of all time, handled Bill Monroe throughout his career, and continue to represent some of today's biggest entertainers. We're thrilled to join their roster."

Established in 1964, Buddy Lee Attractions is Nashville's largest privately owned talent agency. Throughout the past 50 years, the company has developed and represented George Strait, Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line and the Dixie Chicks. Currently, Gwen Sebastian, Steve Holy, Jason Michael Carroll and Duck Dynasty's Mountain Man make their home at BLA.


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THE ROYS Wrap Labor Day Weekend With SiriusXM's Bluegrass Junction & Special CD Release Party For THE VIEW

Monday, 11 August 2014

the_viewAward-winning Duo's New Music In Stores Tuesday, September 2

Nashville, TN (August 11, 2014) -THE ROYS wrap the long Labor Day weekend with SiriusXM as the media giant hosts a special-format release party on its Bluegrass Junction channel for the duo's new CD, THE VIEW. The celebration, which will air Monday, September 1 at 6 p.m. ET, will feature THE ROYS performing their full album for an audience at the SiriusXM Music City Theatre. The CD hits stores on Tuesday, September 2; fans in a hurry for the award-winning Bluegrass/Country duo's new music can pre-order THE VIEW now from Amazon.

Fans won't be disappointed with this much-anticipated 11-track offering, which is full of surprises, including guest artists. In addition to the unique talents that Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry icon Whisperin' Bill Anderson brings to THE VIEW as co-writer of the title track, Bluegrass superstar Doyle Lawson (reigning SPBGMA Mandolin Player of the Year and International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame inductee) plays and sings on the Lee Roy/Larry Alderman co-write, "Mandolin Man." This ode to Bill Monroe highlights lightning-fast pickin' that's sure to bring devotees to their feet.

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