DT: MARCH 8, 2010
COUNTRY THROWDOWN TOUR ARTIST RYAN BINGHAM TAKES HOME
ACADEMY AWARD FOR “BEST ORIGINAL SONG”
COUNTRY THROWDOWN TOUR artist Ryan Bingham has won an Academy Award with co-writer T Bone Burnett for “Best Original Song” for the song “The Weary Kind” from the soundtrack for the movie Crazy Heart. Actor Jeff Bridges also garnered the “Best Actor” award for the film. The news comes on the heels of Ryan and T Bone Burnett’s Golden Globe win for “Best Song” last month. Watch Ryan’s Academy Award acceptance speeches here: http://oscar.go.com/video/index?playlistId=253172&clipId=253199 and http://oscar.go.com/video/index?playlistId=167479&clipId=253200 and check out the video for the haunting track here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zelvaxvTaUk.
The COUNTRY THROWDOWN TOUR® Presented by Rockstar Energy Drink–the first annual multi-stage country tour from 4 FINI, Inc., producers and creators of the hugely successful Vans Warped Tour–will commence May 14 in Tampa, FL and wrap June 20 in Mountain View, CA. Select Pre-sale tickets are available now in select cities and will go nationwide March 12. Fans can sign up via: http://media.musictoday.com/ticketing/CountryThrowdown/registration.htm to receive first notice on the pre-sale in their city. Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster locations and www.CountryThrowdown.com.
COUNTRY THROWDOWN is anchored by headliners Montgomery Gentry, Jamey Johnson, Little Big Town and Jack Ingram. Other artists confirmed for the first annual multi-stage country tour include Eric Church, the Eli Young Band, The Lost Trailers, Heidi Newfield, Ryan Bingham and The Dead Horses, Jonathan Singleton & The Grove and Emily West. They will be performing on three stages (one main stage and two side stages). Check out new videos from the artists, full band profiles, and free Mp3s, all up now at http://www.countrythrowdown.com/bands.
To view the latest COUNTRY THROWDOWN press release and dates, visit: http://www.msopr.com/?q=node/5317.
For publicity inquiries for Ryan Bingham, reach out to:
Fount Lynch/Universal/Lost Highway 615-524-7848, firstname.lastname@example.org