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The Roosevelts to be Featured on Hit TV Series NASHVILLE - Again

My personal management clients, The Roosevelts, will be prominently featured on the hit TV series, NASHVILLE – again.

While avoiding any spoilers for fans of the show, I can say that The Roosevelts will be featured in connection with the series lead character, Rayna Jaymes, in a featured spot. This marks the second time in one year the TV series’ brass tapped the band’s well of talent, and we are all quite proud that both ABC Television and CMT (the new home for the series) have taken serious notice of The Roosevelts’ unique musical voice.

You can see The Roosevelts on the season premiere of  NASHVILLE  on January 5th, 2017, on CMT.

You can see The Roosevelts on the season premiere of NASHVILLE on January 5th, 2017, on CMT.

Recognition and demand of The Roosevelts’ sound across the US was significantly boosted during 2016 with placements in two pop culture broadcast juggernauts. Featured on the band’s first full-length album, The Greatest Thing You’ll Ever Learn, tracks “This Is Life” (featured on ABC TV’s hit series NASHVILLE) and “Ashes” (recently featured on Netflix hit series The Ranch) are among the most popular singles found via the Shazam music locator mobile app, and streaming services such as Pandora.

Indie-Rock Act The Roosevelts at Austin City Limits Festival

Touring in support of their recent full-length album drop, The Greatest Thing You’ll Ever Learn, Ken Lingad's personal management clients, The Roosevelts, performed an incendiary set on stage of the prestigious Austin City Limits Festival last weekend!

A “live” band if there ever was one, this year found The Roosevelts completing a run of at-capacity tour dates and one-nighters with Robert Earl Keen, Green River Ordinance, and Grace Potter; a featured spot at the BMI Songwriters Festival in Key West; and hard-earned feature spots at world-famous, tastemaker festivals Austin City Limits Festival, and South by Southwest (SXSW).

The Roosevelts’ show experience always provides a rousing, dance-worthy compilation of songs, but also features poignant tunes that scale the depth of their personality and communicate their story with remarkable power. Having a charismatic ability to connect with fans, and a delightful set of songs, concert-goers can’t help but smile – making The Roosevelts a band that music fans of any genre can’t afford to miss.


Currently touring in support of their first full-length release, The Greatest Thing You’ll Ever Learn, The Roosevelts have surpassed the popular cult-following status they achieved with their freshman effort, earning a distinctive spot on the stage of the Austin City Limits Festival 2016 along with heavyweight acts such as Radiohead, Mumford & Sons, Kendrick Lamar, Cage The Elephant, Young The Giant, Band of Horses, and Willie Nelson.

Released earlier this year and already featured in Hollywood’s top TV shows, such as NASHVILLE and Netflix’s The RanchThe Greatest Thing You’ll Ever Learn peaked at #5 on the iTunes charts.

See The Roosevelts Latest Video Single

See the latest video single release, Belly of the Beast, by my personal management clients, The Roosevelts! Make sure to turn this up LOUD!

Don Henley Talks New Album Release, Cites The Dillards As Major Influence

Music luminary, Don Henley, has been fielding tons of print, radio, and television interviews to promote his latest release, Cass County, and I am honored and proud to report he's also one hell of a super fan of the super group I manage and produce: The Dillards.

While noting his intention to explore his musical roots and inspiration with the new album's works - which also features many other artists who were directly influenced by The Dillards: Vince Gill, Alison Krauss, Dixie Chicks, et al - Henley continues to highly regard Rodney Dillard and The Dillards, citing the legendary bluegrass group as a major influence in his musical direction, and also that of his mothership band, The Eagles.

...the Dillards did it first. That first album — the Dillards’ album called Wheatstraw Suite, which came out in 1968 — was as a very influential album in my life … as was Jesse Winchester’s first album. I was a big fan of the Dillards. In fact, I drove through a snowstorm to hear them play in Fort Worth back in 1968. … I just thought it was the most interesting song and they were an interesting band.

Read the latest interview with CMT here.

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