Monday Music Round Up- 10/20

You + Me Perform On The Ellen Show

After releasing their debut album Rose Ave., the duo You + Me comprised of Martin Ambassador City and Colour and Pink headed to The Ellen Show to perform their single "You and Me." You can watch the video here.

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Seth Avett Performs for Acoustic Guitar

Martin Ambassador Seth Avett stopped by the Acoustic Guitar studio to perform "Souls Like The Wheels" and chat about writing songs and much more. You can watch his performance here.

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Hunter Hayes To Perfom on CMA Country Christmas

Martin Ambassador Hunter Hayes is scheduled to perform on the two-hour CMA Country Christmas special. The special will air on ABC on December 1st. 

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Dierks Bentley Strips Down "I Hold On"

Martin Ambassador Dierks Bentley performed a stripped down, acoustic version of his single "I Hold On" for a special episode of Front and Center. You can watch the performance here.

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The 2015 Martin Festival Lineup!

There's not many things we love more than festival season! Which is one of the reasons we are already looking forward to the 2015 festival lineup.

From Bonnaroo and CMA Fest to Frendly Gathering and DelFest, Martin will be on hand at 20 events in 2015 spreading #MartinPride through giveaways and the Martin Jam Tent.

Membership brings rewards to Martin Owners Club Members who visit us at a listed festival! Show us your Martin Owners Club key and you'll walk away with a special gift. You can learn more about the Martin Owners Club and its endless benefits here.

You can find a list of the 2014 Martin Festival Lineup here.

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Monday Music Round Up- 10/13/14

Ed Sheeran Releases New Video & Book!

Martin Ambassador Ed Sheeran had quite a busy week! On the heels of being announced the top selling artist of 2014, Ed released the much anticipated music video for his new single "Thinking Out Loud" where he showed off his killer dance skills. You can watch the video here and also catch behind the scenes moments here.

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City and Colour Announces Canadian Tour Dates

Martin Ambassador City and Colour announced a string of solo tour dates in Canada during the month of December. Tickets are now on sale! For more information, click here.

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Thomas Rhett Nominated For New Artist of the Year

Martin Ambassador Thomas Rhett is official nominated for New Artist of the Year at the 2014 Country Music Awards! You can watch Thomas talk about his nomination here.

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Dierks Bentley To Perform At CMA Awards

Martin Ambassador Dierks Bentley has been added to the lineup for the upcoming Country Music Awards. Dierks is up for five awards: Music Video of the Year, Single of the Year, Song of the Year, Album of the Year, and Male Vocalist of the Year. The show will air on November 5th. For more information on the upcoming CMA's, click here.

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Thomas Rhett On The "Anything Goes Tour"

Martin Ambassador Thomas Rhett is ready to hit the road again as a special guest on the "Anything Goes Tour."

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Florida Georgia Line announced the tour yesterday on The Today Show. A scattering of dates have been released with even more to come! Frankie Ballard will also be a special guest on the tour.

The "Anything Goes Tour" will kick off in Toledo on January 15, 2015.

To view all the tour dates that have been released, click here.

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Monday Music Round Up- 10/6

AOL In Partenership With Maxwell House Launch “Made Right Here”

AOL in partnership with Maxwell House created a content hub named “Made Right Here.” The content includes ten short documentary-style videos from American companies that make high quality products. You can watch Martin Guitar's "Made Right Here" episode here.

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Ed Sheeran Has Top Selling Album of 2014!

It has been revealed that Martin Ambassador Ed Sheeran is the top selling artist album so far of 2014! His sophomore album "X" was released in June and has been certified double platinum by the BPI. You can learn more here.

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Thomas Rhett Releases New Music Video

Martin Ambassador Thomas Rhett released the music video for his single "Make Me Wanna." The video inspiration came from icons like Michael Jackson, James Brown, and James Bond. The tune even has a disco vibe! Watch the video here.

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ONCE The Musical Opens In Australia

The multi award-winning ONCE made its debut at the Melbourne Princess Theater on October 4th to rave reviews! Martin Guitar and Martin Strings are the official guitar and string sponsor of ONCE. You can read one of the glowing reviews of the show here

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Dream Inside The Box Game

Is your life long dream to own a custom Martin Guitar? Or do you have really awesome guitar ideas that you want to bring to life? Then this game is for you!

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Martin's Dream Inside The Box game gives you the chance to create your own custom Martin Guitar with a retail value of $10,000! Yes, you read that right. You can also win other instant game prizes.

So how do you play? Head to a participating dealer and purchase a set of SP or SP Lifespan strings. Inside you will find your game piece and instuctions on how to play. 

You can find a participating dealer here. Good luck!

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Monday Music Round Up- 9/29

Hunter Hayes Announces New Show

Martin Ambassador Hunter Hayes announced a new show at New York City's Best Buy Theater on October 28th. The show is a part of Hunter's Tattoo (Your Name) Tour. For a full list of tour dates, click here.

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Dierks Bently Releases "Say You Do" Video

On the heels of his back to back #1 hits, Martin Ambassador Dierks Bentley has released the music video for his new single "Say You Do." The track is the third release from his CMA nominated and critically acclaimed album Riser. You can watch the video here.

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Gabrielle Aplin Featured in 360 Magazine

Martin Ambassador Gabrielle Aplin is featured on the cover of 360 Magazine. You can catch her feature here.

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Nashville Returned With #MartinPride

ABC's Nashville returned last Wednesday and included some major #MartinPride. Deacon Claybourne (played by Charles Esten) was spotted rocking a Martin Guitar Celebration Tee. He was also seen playing a Martin Guitar through out the show. You can purchase Deacon's tee here.

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What We Are Looking Forward To In October

You + Me Debuts Rose Ave.

Martin Ambassador City and Colour teamed up with P!NK to form the duo You + Me. Their first album Rose Ave. will be released on October 14th. Their creative connection is immediate after listening to their single, "You and Me." You can preorder the album here.

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Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives at the MET Museum

In conjunction with the MET Exhibit, Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C.F. Martin, the MET Museum will hold a performance by Marty Stuart & his Fabulous Superlatives. Other performances will include: Steve Miller and Laurence Juber. The evening will be hosted by Martin's Director of Museum and Archives, Dick Boak. You can get your tickets to the event here.

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Weezer Releases Everything Will Be Alright In The End

Martin Ambassadors Weezer will be releasing their much anticipated new album, Everything Will Be Alright In The End, on October 7th. This will be Weezer's ninth studio album and includes their new single "Back To The Shack." You can preorder the album here.

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Ben Howard's I Forget Where We Were

Martin Ambassador Ben Howard will release his new album  I Forget Where We Were on October 20th. This week, Ben became the first person to perform his new album in full on Radio One. You can preorder Ben's new album here.

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Monday Music Round Up- 9/23/14

2015 Easy Livin' Burton Snowboard Now Available!

The 2015 Easy Livin' Burton Snowboard is now available for purchase at Burton retail stores and online. The Burton Snowboard was designed by Martin Ambassador Danny Davis and features Martin inspired graphics. The snowboard is limited to 1,000. Get your 2015 Easy Livin' Board here.

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Martin Ambassadors Dominate At Americana Awards

Martin Ambassadors Jason Isbell and the Milk Carton Kids took home awards at the 2014 Americana Music Honors & Awards last week in Nashville, TN.

Jason Isbell took home three awards for: Artist Of The Year,Album Of The Year, and Song Of The Year for "Cover Me Up." You can read more about his wins here.

The Milk Carton Kids took home the award for Duo/Group Of The Year.

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Ed Sheeran Performs at iHeartRadio Festival

On Saturday, Martin Ambassador Ed Sheeran took the stage at the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas. Midway through his set, Ed was joined on stage by Macklemore to perform "Same Love." You can watch the performance here.

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LP Premieres "Tokyo Sunrise"

Martin Ambassador LP released the official music video for her single "Tokyo Sunrise." The single comes from her album Forever For Now. You can watch the video here.

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Monday Music Round Up- 9/15/14

2014 CMA New Artist Nominee Thomas Rhett Becomes A Martin Ambassador

Martin Guitar is proud to welcome Thomas Rhett to the Martin Ambassador roster! The singer-songwriter was born with music in his DNA. He is the son of Rhett Atkins, who earned a trio of Top 20 hits in the mid-1990's.

Thomas has gained recognition in the country music world for his hits "It Goes Like This" and "Get Me Some Of That." You can learn more here.

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City and Colour & P!nk Form You + Me

Martin Ambassador City and Colour teams up with P!nk to release a folk album as the duo You + Me. The duo's debut album Rose Ave. is set to drop on October 14th.

You can hear You + Me's first single here.

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The Milk Carton Kids Featured On Bitter Tears Revisited

Martin Ambassadors The Milk Carton Kids are featured on the album Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited. The duo can be found on two tracks: "Apache Tears" with Emmy Lou Harris and "Custer" with Steve Earle. You can learn more about the album here.

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Martin Ambassador LP's Tour Named As A Must See

LP's fall tour was named as one of the "must see tours" by GuitarWorld.com. You can see the full list of tours you should see in 2014 here.

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