Professional Bull Riders and Epic Nashville Join Forces

Debut PBR Album 'Dancin' With Thunder' to Be Released Sept. 25

Aug 20, 2001, 01:00 ET from Professional Bull Riders

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The energy and excitement
 synonymous with professional bull riding is being captured in song, thanks to
 the Professional Bull Riders' recent partnership with Epic Nashville.
     The PBR, the governing body for the sport of professional bull riding, and
 Epic Nashville together have created "Dancin' With Thunder," the PBR's debut
 event soundtrack album. The 10-track album features an eclectic collection of
 tracks by artists representing a wide range of musical genres. The album's
 release date is Sept. 25 and will be available everywhere that music is sold.
 "Dancin' With Thunder" is the PBR's first in a series of planned projects
 being created with Epic Nashville.
     Among the artists featured on "Dancin' With Thunder" include:
 Billy Ray Cyrus, Toby Keith, Jewel, Montgomery Gentry, Charlie Daniels,
 Stevie Ray Vaughan, Deryl Dodd, Wildhorses, a new Epic Nashville group whose
 first single "I Will Survive" was recorded for the "Dancin' With Thunder"
 album. Wildhorses' debut music video will feature PBR action footage and is
 set to air on CMT (Country Music Television) at the end of August.
     "The PBR is extremely excited to work with a first-class organization that
 knows great music, and, as demonstrated on 'Dancin' with Thunder,' knows great
 bull riding music," said Sean Gleason, the chief operating officer of PBR
 Properties, Inc.  "Epic Nashville has matched some of the biggest names in the
 music business with songs that capture the essence of the PBR. We couldn't be
 happier with how this first project has turned out, and we look forward to the
 response from our fans."
     The PBR was created in 1992 by 20 top bull riders who felt bull riding
 -- the most popular event of a traditional rodeo -- could survive as a
 stand-alone sport. Today the PBR serves a membership of more than 700 athletes
 from the United States, Brazil, Australia and Canada. An estimated
 $7.2 million is up for grabs during the PBR's 2001 season, making it the
 richest tour in the history of the sport. More than 84 million viewers watched
 a PBR event on The National Network (TNN) in 2000 and more than
 500,000 attended a live event.
     For further information, please contact:  Amy Robinson of Professional
 Bull Riders, +1-970-402-9516, or Anita Mandell of Epic Nashville,
 +1-615-742-4358; or Marc Simon of BZA, +1-818-344-6195, ext. 117, for
 Professional Bull Riders.
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