March 03, 2009
Little Big Town and Eventful let the fans decide their Opening Acts
Four Country Musicians Win Spots to Open up for Little Big Town!
SAN DIEGO, CA – March 2, 2009 - Eventful and Little Big Town announced today that four budding country musicians have been given an unreal opportunity to share the stage with the Grammy-nominated band on their current A Place to Land tour. With shows selling out nationwide, the new acts are joining the lineup at the perfect time. Throughout March, each band will open the show at a different stop on the tour. The musicians were winners of a four-week competition on Eventful. Over 300 country musicians across the nation were vying for the opportunity to appear with Little Big Town. The winners were determined by the fans who Demanded that their favorite performer win the slot.
Eventful’s Demand service powers the viral tools for both performers and fans to ignite their friends and family to join the Demand. The bands posted widgets, banners and blogs on their official websites and social networking sites including Myspace - rallying their fans for Demands. The four winners are 32 Below from Fargo, North Dakota who will be performing in Green Bay, Wisconsin; J.W. Cudd from Nashville, Tennessee who will be performing in Durant, Oklahoma; Josey Greenwell from Bardstown, Kentucky who will be performing in Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Corinne Chapman from Nashville, Tennessee who will be performing in Adrian, Michigan. For full event details on each of the winning band’s performances, see http://eventful.com/littlebigtown.
“I am very excited to have this opportunity to open for Little Big Town and so thankful towards Eventful for putting on such a great competition,” said winning artist Josey Greenwell. “I am truly honored to be in the top four and looking forward to getting my music heard, but I am mostly excited about being followed by such incredible talent like Little Big Town. For them to be where they are in their careers and extend an opportunity like this is just huge. I think my style of music will complement theirs very well and generate an exciting show. Thanks to Eventful, Little Big Town and all of the fans that voted for giving me this chance to live out a dream!”
“Congratulations to the winners and their fans for voting and making this event a success!” said Philip Sweet of Little Big Town. “We are excited to see up and coming talent emerge and are grateful to share our fans and our platform with them in this unique way. Each of the four winners is very different from each other and has something special to bring to the show. We’re a band that believes in perseverance and building a strong base of fans in a grass roots way, and this is a cool way to nurture that spirit of independence by creating this opportunity.”
Along with MySpace, YouTube and iTunes, Eventful is an essential part of the online marketing toolkit for performers and artists. Eventful is transforming the way tours get routed and promoted, by giving fans the ability to influence where their favorite performers appear and by helping artists, promoters and venues promote their concerts to millions of fans around the world. Performers use Eventful’s Demand service to engage their fans by giving fans a voice in where artists tour. Performers and their management get valuable data about their audience so they can best schedule their shows.
“The fans have spoken, using Eventful, and have helped put four rising stars of country music on stage with Little Big Town,” said Eventful CEO Jordan Glazier. “We love helping connect fans and performers to bring about incredible live events. Congratulations to the winning bands and their fans.”
About Eventful, Inc.
San Diego based Eventful, Inc. operates Eventful.com, the leading events website which enables its community of users to discover, promote, share and create events throughout the world. Eventful users select from nearly 5 million events taking place in local markets throughout the world, from concerts and sports to singles events and political rallies. Eventful’s Demand service enables users to influence where their favorite performers appear by creating viral grass-roots campaigns to “Demand” them in their town. Visit Eventful at http://www.eventful.com.
About Little Big Town
Little Big Town’s sophomore CD, critically-acclaimed A Place to Land, was recently re-released on Capitol Nashville with four new tracks including the Grammy nominated collaboration with Sugarland and Jake Owen, “Life in a Northern Town.” The band, who toured with Martina McBride, George Strait, Sugarland and Carrie Underwood is currently headlining their own tour.
Little Big Town released Platinum-selling record, The Road to Here, in 2005, which included Gold Digital Certified, "Boondocks." In 2006, the foursome landed two Grammy nominations including Best Country Album for The Road to Here and Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group for “Boondocks.” Billboard Magazine also named them Independent Artist of the Year and named The Road to Here Independent Album of the Year. In 2007, they were awarded Academy of Country Music’s Top New Vocal Group and in 2008 were nominated for CMA Vocal Group of the Year. To learn more, visit www.littlebigtown.com.
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