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Iconic Rock and Roll Label Sun Records Celebrates 70th Anniversary with Collector’s Shirt and Limited Edition Vinyl Collector’s Box Bundle, out April 22nd

It’s called “Where Rock and Roll was Born” for good reason. The Tennessee-based legendary independent record label, Sun, founded in Memphis by producer Sam Phillips in February 1952, was the first label to record Elvis Presley, Charlie Rich, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash. Seventy years later, the world is still reeling from this rock and roll revolution. To honor its hallowed history, Sun will be issuing a special edition bundle that includes an anniversary version of its classic shirt, and a handsome wooden Sun’s 70th collector’s box to house the label’s beloved vinyl 2022 reissue series. The collector’s box will be available Friday, April 22nd in the Sun Record Company Official Store.

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Linda Martell, A Rediscovered Country Legend, To Receive CMT’s 2021 Equal Play Award

So often, country music is a story defined by three chords and the truth. However, for 86-year old Linda Martell, it was as a veteran vocalist in her mid-30s releasing three pop-country singles at the turn of the 1970s that changed the arc of country music history forever. The career of the artist to be honored with CMT’s 2021 Equal Play Award at the 2021 CMT Music Awards provides an eternally compelling case for why the music industry must always support marginalized artists.

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Platinum-selling, Grammy-Nominated Musician Chris Isaak Announces New Song & Video Along With 2021 Holiday Tour

GRAMMY-nominated musician Chris Isaak announced a 2021 U.S. holiday tour along with the release of a new song and video.  The song called “Pandemic Blues: I Can’t Take It” takes a lighthearted and fun look at days spent in quarantine, the song is available HERE.  The video can be seen HERE and debuted with a watch party including Chris Isaak answering fan questions.  The video was directed by Anthony Craparotta for LyricVids Media and has custom video animation provided by illustrator Storm LaBass.  The cartoon art style is inspired by kids cartoons from the 90’s.  Dog lovers will delight in seeing the dog Chris adopted during quarantine, become the unlikely secret star of the video.

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