Apple Steve Jobs -

Apple’s Co-Founder & Former CEO, Steve Jobs, passed away today, Wednesday October 5, at the age of 56 after a battle with cancer.  Steve’s creativity and innovation was beyond amazing.  His inspiration & brilliance has impacted, and will continue to impact, millions of lives on a daily basis.  Thoughts and prayers as well as sincere condolences go out to his family and friends during this difficult time. 

Country Stars took to social media upon hearing the news of the passing of Steve Jobs. 

LeAnn Rimes: RIP Steve Jobs…..what an innovator. This world will miss him

Eric Paslay: Can’t believe the news about Steve Jobs! Thoughts and prayers for his family

Joe Don Rooney/Rascal Flatts: Steve Jobs passed away. Sad loss but his legacy will live forever. My thoughts & prayers are with his family & friends at this time

James Otto: So Sad Steve Jobs died today! As a mac geek this is Truly sad news! He was a visionary that will never be replaced!

Chris Young: RIP Steve Jobs- sent from my iPhone

JT Hodges: His undeniable passion and vision created one of the greatest cultural phenomenon this world has ever seen. Although Steve Jobs time has passed, he will never die

Jaron ATLRTL: iCrushed. RIP Steve Jobs.  Wondering why I’m so saddened by the passing of Steve Jobs… I realize he was the cool uncle who brought the coolest gifts every time he showed up. RIP uncle Steve.

Billy Ray Cyrus: What the mind of man can conceive and believe… it can achieve. Great work Steve Jobs !!! Couldn’t Tweet Without ya. Rest In Peace.

CartersChord: RIP Steve Jobs. You challenged the norm and took creativity to new heights & depths. The world won’t be the same.

Taylor Swift: I never met Steve Jobs, but I always wanted to. What a tragic loss. I can’t believe it. About to call my family and tell them I love them.

Brad Paisley: I am glad I get to live in the world Steve Jobs enhanced.

Laura Bell Bundy: Steve Jobs, Thank u for ur genius & incredible advancements in technology … & allowing me to literally work anywhere. #ripstevejobs  Steve Jobs definitely defined my generation…

Jay DeMarcus/Rascal Flatts: Sad to hear about Steve Jobs.. What a true visionary… Thoughts and prayers go out to his family…

“Let’s go invent tomorrow rather than worrying about what happened yesterday.” – Steve Jobs (May 2007).


Jaron ATLRTL Cordovas -

Jaron Lowenstein of Jaron and the Long Road to Love, known for his clever country hit “Pray For You” and early 2000′s smash hit “Crazy for this Girl” from pop duo, Evan and Jaron, has recorded a genre-bending album with Joe Firstman (former band leader of Last Call with Carson Daly) and their new band Cordovas. The new release, which shifts from Southern Rock to Alt/Country to Gospel then Bluegrass, sometimes within a single track, became available worldwide on iTunes and Tuesday, September 13.

“This whole project has been one giant musical evolution… and still continues to evolve daily,” said Jaron. “Joe and I had no idea where this would lead when we began working together back in May, but we knew that combining our strengths would lead to a sum that is greater than the individual parts. We set out to create the best music we could — music that would inspire us first with the belief that if we’re moved by it, others will be too.”

The band is making the new album available for sale in physical form at live shows, digitally worldwide on iTunes and for FREE (download) at their official website, Their decision to allow it to be downloaded for free stems from their belief that art should be made available to everyone with no barrier for entry.

“Superfans will immediately buy the record, some may download and then buy it for a friend or some may enjoy it and never pay for it,” Jaron said. “How they get the album isn’t our concern. That they get the album is.”

For a sneak preview of the release, click to watch an exclusive video for track #6, “Old Dog.”

Track Listing:

1. All I Found (3:05)2. Southern Rain (6:14)

3. Maria (4:41)

4. Step-back Red (4:20)

5. Storms (3:41)

6. Old Dog (3:29)

7. Salome (3:56)

8. Tell Me You’re Not Telling The Truth (3:36)

9. Standin’ On The Porch (4:05)

10. Louisiana Hurricane (4:47)

11. Feel Good To Be Free (5:38)

Cordovas is a six-piece band fronted by lead singers Jaron Lowenstein, Joe Firstman and Jon Loyd.  Fans can catch them out on tour this fall performing over 60 dates nationwide.

For a full list of dates visit or



Fans of his platinum-selling tongue-and-cheek ‘love gone wrong’ anthem, “Pray For You,” and top-selling album Getting Dressed In The Dark can expect to catch Jaron and The Long Road to Love out on the road this fall performing in over 60 cities nationwide. Joining him for the trek will be former band leader for Last Call With Carson Daly, Joe Firstman. The tour kicks off on Saturday, Sept. 3 in Los Angeles, Calif. at Hotel Café and includes stops at smaller-capacity venues in order to bring the show closer to fans.

Recently celebrating the release of his new single, “Beautiful Lies,” featuring Big Kenny (Big & Rich), Jaron is hitting the road with an invigorating live show and new band members including Jon Loyd (Spin Doctors) on piano and vocals and show opener Joe Firstman doubling up as musical director.

Additionally Jaron, Joe and Jon have formed a new group together called “Cordovas.”  Audiences will get their first chance to hear new music from them as well as fan-favorites from Jaron like “Crazy For This Girl” and “Pray For You.”

Jaron And The Long Road To Love with Special Guest Joe Firstman Tour Dates

  • September 3 — Hotel Café — Los Angeles, CA
  • September 4 — Café Boogaloo — Hermosa Beach, CA
  • September 5 — Zoey’s Café — Ventura, CA
  • September 6 — Velvet Jones — Santa Barbara, CA
  • September 8 — The Rodeo Club — San Jose, CA
  • September 10 — The Hotel Utah — San Francisco, CA
  • September 15 — Kilby Court– Salt Lake City, UT
  • September 17 — The Lazy Dog Lounge — Boulder, CO
  • September 18 — The Soiled Dove Underground — Denver, CO
  • September 19 — Aggie Theatre — Fort Collins, CO
  • September 22 — Midnight Rodeo — Jenks, OK
  • September 23 — Stickyz Rock n’ Roll Chicken — Little Rock, AR
  • September 24 — Harrah’s Louisiana Downs — Bossier City, LA
  • September 27 — The Vaudeville Mews — Des Moines, IA
  • October 2 — Wildwood Station Pavillion — Marshfield, WI
  • October 4 — Shank Hall — Milwaukee, WI
  • October 5 — Joe’s Bar — Chicago, IL
  • October 8 — Frank LoBiondo Sr. Park- Deerfield — Rosenhayn, NJ
  • October 11 — Rumba Café — Columbus, OH
  • October 15 — Musica — Akron, OH
  • October 16 — Elchelberger Performing Arts Center — Hanover, PA
  • October 17 — Rockwood Music Hall — New York, NY
  • October 20 — The Legendary Dobbs — Philadelphia, PA
  • October 21 — Hill Country Barbecue Market — Washington, D.C.
  • October 25 — The Pour House Music Hall — Raleigh, NC
  • October 27 — The White Mule — Columbia, SC
  • November 3 — Melting Point — Athens, GA
  • November 4 — Peachtree Tavern — Atlanta, GA
  • November 10 — The Prophet Bar — Dallas, TX
  • November 11 — Midnight Rodeo — Austin, TX
  • November 15 — The Capitol Theatre — Yakima, WA

Additional tour stops to be added weekly. For updates, visit or


For the fifth consecutive year, the Academy of Country Music will host the Academy of Country Music Stage at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) held in Las Vegas from Thursday, December 2nd through Saturday, December 11th. New country artists will take the Academy of Country Music Stage in the Cowboy Corral, a special area created by Las Vegas Events, to entertain NFR fans inside the Cox Pavilion at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. The event is free to NFR fans and open to all ticket holders.

The Academy of Country Music Stage will include performances from Bleu Edmondson, Chancey Williams & The Younger Brothers Band, Brett Eldredge, Eli Young Band, Jaron and The Long Road to Love, Reckless Kelly, and Thompson Square. Doors will open at the Cowboy Corral at 5:00 PM/PST expect on Saturday, December 4, Sunday, December 5 and Saturday, December 11 when they open at 4:00 PM/PST. Music performances on the Academy of Country Music Stage begin at 5:45 PM/PST expect on Saturday, December 4, Sunday, December 5 and Saturday, December 11 when they begin at 4:45 PM/PST. Rodeo performances begin at 6:45 PM/PST expect on Saturday, December 4, Sunday, December 5 and Saturday, December 11 when they start at 5:45PM/PST.
“The Academy of Country Music is excited to kick off the 10 nights of music with ACM award nominees, Eli Young Band.” said Michelle Goble, VP, Membership and Events for the Academy of Country Music. “NFR is an exciting event for us every year. We have the chance to give new artists, Texas touring acts and established artists a place to show their diverse talents.”
The Academy of Country Music Stage artist line-up is as follows:
•Thursday, December, 2, 2010 – Eli Young Band, 5:45pm & 9:00pm
•Friday, December 3, 2010 – Reckless Kelly 5:45pm & 9:00pm
•Saturday, December 4, 2010 – Bleu Edmondson, 4:45pm & 8:00pm
•Sunday, December 5, 2010 – Chancey Williams & The Younger Brothers Band, 4:45pm & 8:00pm
•Monday, December 6, 2010 – Chancey Williams & The Younger Brothers Band, 5:45pm & 9:00pm
•Tuesday, December 7, 2010 – Chancey Williams & The Younger Brothers Band, 5:45pm & 9:00pm
•Wednesday, December 8, 2010 – Chancey Williams & The Younger Brothers Band, 5:45pm & 9:00pm
•Thursday, December 9, 2010 – Jaron and The Long Road to Love, 5:45pm & 9:00pm
•Friday, December 10, 2010 – Thompson Square, 5:45pm & 9:00pm
•Saturday, December 11, 2010 – Brett Eldredge, 4:45pm & 8:00pm

Specific dates and times on additional entertainers during the Wrangler NFR can be found at Additional information about Las Vegas can be found at