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MIKE SHORT JR BUCKLES UP WITH BELTENVY - March 15, 2013

MIKE SHORT JR. BUCKLES UP WITH BELTENVY NASHVILLE –

When country music artist Mike Short Jr. and his band Statewide hit the road for their summer tour, they’ll wear custom belt buckles and straps designed from BeltEnvy.com, an online national retailer based in Villanova, PA. “Teaming up with BeltEnvy is the perfect fit for Mike Short Jr.”, said Short’s Marketing Manager Mike Pace. “The belt buckles will appeal to Mike’s young and growing fan base who seek style in everything they do, whether it’s spending time with friends or enjoying a night out on the town.” Launched in 2011, BeltEnvy buckles and straps are made in America and combine classic design elements with inspiration drawn from nature, fashion, and timeless style. Handcrafted in BeltEnvy’s studio, the buckles highlight one’s individual taste and come in seasonal varieties, monogramed, or customized. The buckles start at $60.00. Straps are made from high-quality Tuscany leather or suede and come in a variety of colors starting at $55.00. “BeltEnvy buckles are a wearable piece of artwork that heightens one’s sense of fashion and individual spirit,” said Jackie Arch, BeltEnvy owner and designer. “We recognized Mike’s passion, individual spirit, integrity, and his gift of music which inspired our men’s line of custom buckles. We are working closely together to elevate the classic buckle with more designs, styles and personality.” A versatile singer and songwriter, Mike Short Jr., 22, is an emerging country music recording artist from Nashville with a soulful, edgy country rock sound with a recognizable southern twang. Short is one of the fastest-growing talents to come out of Music Row. He recently won “Video of-the-Year” honors for his “Drive Bye” music video at the first-annual Nashville Universe Awards singer and songwriter competition, was a former Country Music Television reality contestant, was previously named “Country Boy of the Year” by voting customers of Country Girl/Country Boy apparel, and voted one of 13 finalists in American Country Star Season Two international singing competition, outlasting more than 1,000 contestants during the 26-week, summer-long competition. Short is originally from Ottsville, PA. He moved from his hometown to Nashville in 2009 to pursue a music career and study at Middle Tennessee State University. He is currently a senior majoring in Agricultural Business with a minor in Music. Shortly after moving, he recorded a 12-song debut CD titled “Blame it on Me”. He followed that up with a second eight-song music CD titled “Stirrin’ Things Up”. The partnership with BeltEnvy.com represents a growing list of clothing sponsors for Mike Short Jr. In 2012 Short teamed up with national outdoor clothier Carhartt, who supplies designer shirts and jeans during all performances. Short also wears M.L. Leddy’s Cowboy Boots provided by Texas National Outfitters. For the latest Mike Short Jr. and Statewide performance schedule, bookings, music, merchandise and other information, visit www.mikeshortjr.com. Fans can also follow Mike Short Jr. on Twitter @mikeshortjr or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/#!/mikeshortjrandstatewide. For more information about BeltEnvy.com, visit www.beltenvy.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BeltEnvy or follow on Twitter @BeltEnvy. # # # CONTACTS Dave Darovitz Publicist, Mike Short Jr. ddarovitz1968@gmail.com Michael Pace Mike Short Jr. Marketing / Promotions (410) 459-3135 mdpace@comcast.net Jeanne Dunkle Mike Short Jr. Booking Agent 267-246-1557 info@mikeshortjr.com Jackie Arch BeltEnvy Owner/Designer 610-613-8579

MIKE SHORT JR. FINALIST IN FIRST-ANNUAL NASHVILLE UNIVERSE AWARDS - January 18, 2013

MIKE SHORT JR. FINALIST IN FIRST-ANNUAL NASHVILLE UNIVERSE AWARDS NASHVILLE – Nashville recording artist Mike Short Jr. was named a finalist in several categories by voting fans in the first annual Nashville Universe Awards singers, songwriters and performers competition. The Nashville Universe Awards will hold a live awards show at the Wild Beaver Saloon in downtown Nashville on Monday, January 28, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Fan voting ended January 2. Mike Short Jr. is nominated for several National Universe Awards including Male Artist of the Year, Song of the Year for “Stirrin’ Things Up”, and Music Video of the Year for his hit single “Drive Bye”. A versatile singer and songwriter, Mike Short Jr., 21, is a rising country music recording artist with a soulful, edgy country rock sound and a southern twang popular among big-named artists. Music critics have called him an “extremely well-polished Country artist”. Short’s second music video “Drive By” recently earned five stars – the highest possible – from Country Music Entertainment magazine. A former Country Music Television reality star, Short and his band Statewide recently completed a four-month, 25-city summer tour to promote the band’s second CD "Stirrin' Things Up”. The CD includes original hit singles such as “Drive Bye”, "Stirrin' Things Up", “It’s All Good”, among others. The Mike Short Jr. and StateWide “Stirrin’ Things Up” 2012 summer tour began May 24th in Atlanta and concluded on September 16th in Essex, Maryland. It included stops in Indiana, North Carolina, Virginia and Short’s home state of Pennsylvania. Last year, Short toured 18 cities in the mid-Atlantic region to promote his debut album, was a southern bachelor contestant on season one of CMT's hit reality show "Sweet Home Alabama", and released his second CD "Stirrin' Things Up". This past January, he was named “Country Boy of the Year” by voting customers of Country Girl/Country Boy apparel. Short is a senior at Middle Tennessee State University and is majoring in Agricultural Business with a minor in Music. He moved from his hometown of Ottsville to Murfreesboro, Tennessee in 2009 to follow his music career. Shortly after, he recorded his 12-song debut CD “Blame it on Me”. For the latest Mike Short Jr. and Statewide tour schedule, bookings, music, merchandise and other information, visit www.mikeshortjr.com. Fans can also follow Mike Short Jr. on Twitter @mikeshortjr or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/#!/mikeshortjrandstatewide. # # # CONTACTS Dave Darovitz Publicist ddarovitz1968@gmail.com Michael Pace Marketing / Promotions (410) 459-3135 mdpace@comcast.net Jeanne Dunkle Booking Agent 267-246-1557 info@mikeshortjr.com

MIKE SHORT JR- FINALIST IN AMERICAN COUNTRY STAR COMPETITION - October 16, 2012

MIKE SHORT JR. A FINALIST IN ‘AMERICAN COUNTRY SINGER’ COMPETITION NASHVILLE –

Nashville recording artist and former Country Music Television reality star Mike Short Jr. was named one of 13 finalists in American Country Star Season Two international singing competition. Short beat out more than 1,000 entries to compete for the Grand Champion World Title in ACS’s World Finals ShootOut on Sunday, Oct. 28th beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Wild Wing Cafe in Franklin, Tennessee.

The 26-week, summer-long American Country Start competition included weekly auditions that showcased 10 to 12 contestants, all vying for a semi-finals invitation. The field was narrowed to 20 to perform for a three-week semi-finals competition. The Finals Competition field was narrowed to (13) artists who will perform live songs. The best of the 13 is narrowed to a final two, who perform one final song for the title, American Country Star-Grand Champion-Nashville 2012.

A versatile singer and songwriter, Mike Short Jr., 21, is a rising country music recording artist with a soulful, edgy country rock sound and a southern twang popular among big-named artists. Music critics have called him an “extremely well-polished Country artist”. Short’s second music video “Drive By” recently earned five stars – the highest possible – from Country Music Entertainment magazine.

Short and his band Statewide recently completed a four-month, 25-city summer tour to promote the band’s second CD "Stirrin' Things Up”. The CD includes original hit singles such as “Drive Bye”, "Stirrin' Things Up", “It’s All Good”, among others. The Mike Short Jr. and StateWide “Stirrin’ Things Up” summer tour began May 24th in Atlanta and concluded on September 16th in Essex, Maryland. It included stops in Indiana, North Carolina, Virginia and Short’s home state of Pennsylvania.

Last year, Short toured 18 cities in the mid-Atlantic region to promote his debut album, was a southern bachelor contestant on season one of CMT's hit reality show "Sweet Home Alabama", and released his second CD "Stirrin' Things Up". This past January, he was named “Country Boy of the Year” by voting customers of Country Girl/Country Boy apparel.

“This is a tough competition, and there are a lot of really talented singers and performers here,” said Short. “I have my work cut out for me, but I am going to do my best and pray that the judges like what they hear.”

Short currently attends Middle Tennessee State University and is majoring in Agricultural Business with a minor in Music. He moved from his hometown of Ottsville to Murfreesboro, Tennessee in 2009 to follow his music career. Shortly after, he recorded his 12-song debut CD “Blame it on Me”.

American Country Star received entries from nearly every state in the Union, as well as Great Britain, Europe, and Texas. Finals judges include Lori and Herb of the Carter-Cash Family, Johnny Frizzell of the legendary Frizzell family, singer/songwriter and TV star Wynn Varble, Woody Woodard, along with a few special celebrity guests.

Finals are a one day shootout held Sunday October 28th at 7:00pm at WildWingCafe.com/Franklin (545 Cool Springs Blvd) Franklin, Tennessee. The event is open to the public and there is no admission charged.

For the latest Mike Short Jr. and Statewide tour schedule, bookings, music, merchandise and other information, visit www.mikeshortjr.com. Fans can also follow Mike Short Jr. on Twitter @mikeshortjr or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/#!/mikeshortjrandstatewide.

About American Country Star: American Country Star is hosted by Founder and Executive Producer Woody Woodard. The competition is designed to provide an opportunity for anyone with a desire to make it in country music, with a chance to make it. Season One winner Richie Law, has gone on to compete in this year's American Idol show, where he made top 13. Law has performed with Darius Rucker, Montgomery Gentry, George Strait's band, Jewel, Simon Cowell's X Factor, and more. Woodard is a Tennessee native, and lives in the Nashville area.

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CONTACTS Dave Darovitz Publicist ddarovitz1968@gmail.com

Michael Pace Marketing / Promotions (410) 459-3135 mdpace@comcast.net

Jeanne Dunkle Booking Agent 267-246-1557 info@mikeshortjr.com

MIKE SHORT JR. & STATEWIDE LAUNCH 25-CITY TOUR - May 22, 2012

MIKE SHORT JR. & STATEWIDE LAUNCH 25-CITY TOUR

Former CMT reality show contestant debuts latest releases

 TENNESSEE – Rising country music artist Mike Short Jr. and his southern rock band StateWide will embark on a four-month, multi-city summer music tour beginning May 24th in Atlanta and concluding on September 16th in Essex, Maryland. The tour also includes stops in Indiana, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

 The Mike Short Jr. and StateWide summer tour is the second of the band’s young career, and will include original hit singles such as “Drive Bye”, "Stirrin' Things Up", Who’s to Blame, and others.

 A versatile singer and songwriter, Mike Short Jr., 21, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee is a Nashville recording artist with a soulful country sound and a southern twang popular among big-named artists. Originally from Ottsville, Pennsylvania, Short followed his dream of being a country music star soon after graduating high school. His dream took him to Nashville in 2009, where he recorded his 12-song debut CD  “Blame it on Me”.

Last year, Short recorded and released his second Nashville album - "Stirrin' Things Up", toured 18 cities in the mid-Atlantic region, and was a southern bachelor contestant on season one of CMT's hit reality show "Sweet Home Alabama".

 “God has blessed me, and I am really fortunate to be able to share my music,” said Short. “My band and I are really excited to bring our music to cities across the United States.”

 Short’s four-member band - known as Statewide - includes Joel Ericson on lead guitar and background vocals; Justin Barnes on drums; Lindsay Jurek on rhythm guitar and background vocals; and Jake Darovitz on bass. The band met at Middle Tennessee State University in 2009, where Short is majoring in Agricultural Business with a music minor.

 Although unsigned, music critics have given Mike Short Jr. and Statewide rave reviews. According to Hardcore Mix.com, "Mike Short Jr. is an extremely well polished Country artist. His voice is as good if not better than any other Country artist out in the mainstream today! His new album “Blame It On Me” is a wonderful showcase of his skills.”

 For the latest Mike Short Jr. and Statewide tour schedule, bookings, merchandise and other information, visit www.mikeshortjr.com. Fans can also follow Mike Short Jr. on Twitter @mikeshortjr or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/#!/mikeshortjrandstatewide.

 

CONTACTS

Dave Darovitz

Publicist

ddarovitz1968@gmail.com

 

Michael Pace

Marketing / Promotions

(410) 459-3135

mdpace@comcast.net

 

Jeanne Dunkle
Booking Agent 

267-246-1557

info@mikeshortjr.com

 

Mike Short Jr. and Statewide tour dates and locations:

 

Thursday, May 24th

The Peachtree Tavern - 8 pm
Atlanta, GA

 

Saturday, May 26th

Pucketts Farm - 10 pm
Charlotte, NC

 

Friday, June 1

The Tobacco Company - 9:30 pm

Richmond, VA 23219

Friday, June 8

Low Places Country Club – 9 pm
Lancaster, PA 17602

 

Saturday, June 9

Buck Wild's Rode House – 8 pm

Mechanicsburg, PA

 

June 15-17

Central PA Rodeo Huntingdon County Fairgrounds

Huntingdon, PA  

 

Thursday, June 21

Northwoods Bar and Grille  - 9 pm
St. John, IN

 

Friday, June 22

Amore 109 Lounge – 10 pm
Crown Point, IN

 

Saturday, June 23

Bull Dog Brewing Company – 9 pm

Whiting, IN

 

Friday, June 29

Perkasie Carnival - TBA

Perkasie, PA

 

June 30 and July 1

The Oasis – 1 pm
Whaleyville, MD
 

 

Saturday, July 7

Punxsutawney Ground Hog Festival – 4 pm

Punxsutawney, PA

 

Friday, July 13

Big Daddy's Wagon Wheel – 9 pm

Quakertown, PA

Saturday, July 14

Long beach Restaurant – 9 pm

Middle River, MD

 

Sunday, July 15

The Oasis – 1 pm
Whaleyville, MD
 

 

Tuesday, July 17

Knoebels Resort and Amusement Park - 1:30 pm, 6 pm & 8:30 pm
Elysburg PA
 

 

Friday, July 27

Sylvester's Saloon - 9:30 pm

Essex, MD

Saturday, July 28

Green Turtle – 9 pm
Aberdeen, MD
 

 

Thursday, August 2

Looney's Pub - 9 pm
Belair, MD
 

 

August 3-4

Rock-A-Billy's – 9 pm
Middle River, MD

 

Saturday, August 11

SHORT FEST – 7 pm

Ottsville, PA

Sunday, August 12

Big Daddy's Wagon Wheel – 2 pm

Quakertown, PA

 

Saturday, August 18

Dublin Carnival – 8 pm

Dublin, PA

 

Saturday, September 15

Long Beach Restaurant – 9 pm
Middle River, MD

 

Sunday, September 16

Essex Day 2012 – Noon
Essex, MD

MIKE SHORT JR ELIMINATED-BUT HE IS A CLASS ACT - September, 2011

Watch the full TV show version of Sweet Home Alabama's Lightning on Mobile Bay episode. Its sad to see Mike Short Jr get eliminated but he shows what a class act he really is. A true southern gentleman.  

http://www.cmt.com/videos/sweet-home-alabama-102/1667791/full-episode.jhtml

SWEET HOME ALABAMA SEASON 1- CASTS MIKE SHORT JR - April, 2011

Music City East - 2011

http://musiccityeast.com/mikeshortjr.cfm

Mike Short Jr. is a rising country music recording artist from Murfreesboro, TN (via Maryland and Pennsylvania.) Recently, Mike was a cast member of the CMT Reality Show “Sweet Home Alabama.” His performance of an original song during his farewell episode won the hearts of thousands of young female fans all throughout the country. His latest release “Stirrin’ Things Up,” produced by Mark D. Conklin for Music City East Productions, rocks hard from the opening title track. The album combines the edge and fun of Jason Aldean (with its hard driven electric guitars) with lyrical depth that you’d expect to find on a Tim McGraw or Gary Allan record.

 

Mike and his band Statewide just finished an exciting east coast summer tour and are in the process of booking an 18 city tour for the spring of 2012.

 

Music City East is currently shopping Mike for a major label record deal. For more info please contact Mark@musiccityeast.com or use the CONTACT page on this site.

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