Smyrna native Brandon Lancaster was selling concessions at Bridgestone Arena during a Keith Urban concert in 2014 when he recognized famous producer Jay Joyce in the crowd of fans filing into the arena to watch the show. Lancaster shut down his cash register and went to introduce himself. Lancaster was a hot dog salesman with a random country band who could barely afford rent.
Eddie Montgomery knew Troy Gentry longer than he knew his own wife. The men met in their native Kentucky, formed a friendship and then a duo two decades ago. Montgomery Gentry charted five No. 1 songs over the last 20 years and was inducted into The Grand Ole Opry in 2009. The men planned to their release new album “Here’s To You” and tour in 2018 to mark their 20th anniversary as a duo. Now, Montgomery is doing it alone. Gentry was killed in a helicopter crash Sept. 8.
Kenny Chesney has left his long-time record label home at Sony Music Nashville and signed a new recording contract with Warner Music Nashville. The singer's new music will be released under Blue Chair Records/Warner Bros. Records label. Blue Chair is Chesney's imprint. “It is a big deal to change labels,” Chesney said in a statement. “But when you hear Max, Espo, and Cris Lacy talk about music, about what it means and does, when you hear that passion, you can’t help but get fired up.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".