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Cumulus Media Partners With Big Machine Label Group and The Madison Square Garden Company to Launch the Anheuser-Busch One Night Only Concert Series

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Country Superstar Duo Florida Georgia Line to Kick Off Series on August 25th at the Theater at Madison Square Garden


NEW YORK, NY, JULY 21, 2016 – Cumulus Media, in association with Big Machine Label Group and The Madison Square Garden Company, announced today that superstar duo Florida Georgia Line will perform at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 8:00PM as a part of the Anheuser-Busch One Night Only concert series. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 22, 2016, at 10:00AM EST.

The Anheuser-Busch One Night Only concert series is a joint initiative between The Madison Square Garden Company and the brewer, as part of the long-standing partnership between the two organizations. Beginning with Florida Georgia Line in August, each show throughout the concert series will be entitled by either Budweiser or Bud Light and feature renowned artists across multiple genres of music performing at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. More information about upcoming concerts in the series will be announced in the coming weeks.

Florida Georgia Line will kick off the concert series with a special intimate performance for fans in support of their forthcoming album Dig Your Roots, featuring smash single “H.O.L.Y.,” which has held the number one spot on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the last eleven weeks. Ticket prices include a digital download of the album, out August 26, 2016.

Suzanne Grimes, Executive Vice President, Corporate Marketing, Cumulus Media, and President, Westwood One, said: “Cumulus Media is #1 for Country and is proud to join with Big Machine Label Group, MSG Live and Anheuser-Busch to present and promote the Budweiser One Night Only Concert Series across our unmatched country radio platform in markets across the U.S., including the NASH flagship station, New York’s country radio station, NASH FM 94.7. Country superstars Florida Georgia Line are the perfect artists to launch this concert series, as our country fans are counting down the days for their new album to be released. Our listeners now have the chance to attend these concerts through a national promotional sweep and contesting. It’s a natural fit that the world’s most iconic venue joins forces with America’s #1 provider of country music radio content to create exclusive, up close and personal experiences with today’s most exciting artists and their fans.”

Tickets for Florida Georgia Line go on sale on Friday, July 22, 2016, at 10:00AM EST and will be available via www.ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster Charge By Phone (1-866-858-0008) and all Ticketmaster Outlets. Tickets will be available in person on Saturday, July 23, 2016, at the Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre box offices.

About Florida Georgia Line

History-making duo Florida Georgia Line recently became the first ever Country act to achieve RIAA’s DIAMOND certification as their breakout chart-topper “Cruise” surpassed 10 million copies sold. In their relatively short career, FGL has achieved 10 #1 hits collectively as artists and songwriters with the PLATINUM-certified ANYTHING GOES (Big Machine Label Group) fueling five consecutive chart-toppers – GOLD “Confession,” PLATINUM “Anything Goes,” “Sippin’ On Fire” and “Sun Daze;” and 2X PLATINUM “Dirt.” The pair took home Vocal Duo of the Year at the 2016 ACM Awards, marking their third straight time. The Superstars have been honored with numerous accolades from ACM, AMA, Billboard and CMA Awards, in addition to a trifecta of CMT Artists of the Year feats. FGL has skyrocketed to stardom becoming the only artist in history to join Brooks & Dunn in achieving four back-to-back, multi-week #1 singles; breaking the record for longest #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, and having sold nearly 26 million downloads and over 3.5 million albums worldwide to date. In 2015 alone, the group’s ANYTHING GOES TOUR sold an impressive 1.5 million tickets. Their highly anticipated third studio album DIG YOUR ROOTS is slated for release August 26, featuring the lead single “H.O.L.Y.,” which has commanded the #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart for the last ten weeks and marks their 11th consecutive Top 10 hit as artists at Country radio. Complimenting their forthcoming album, FGL’s current headline tour of the same name runs through the end of 2016. Taking their undeniable songwriting skills to the next level and discovering new talent, FGL formed publishing company Tree Vibez Music. For more on FGL, visit FloridaGeorgiaLine.com.

About The Madison Square Garden Company

The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) is a world leader in live sports and entertainment with a portfolio of legendary sports teams, exclusive entertainment productions and celebrated venues. MSG Sports owns and operates some of the most widely recognized sports franchises: the New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Rangers (NHL) and the New York Liberty (WNBA), along with two development league teams — the Westchester Knicks (NBADL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL). MSG Sports also presents a broad array of world-class sporting events, including: professional boxing, college basketball, tennis, bull riding and e-gaming events. MSG Live features exclusive, original productions that include the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes and New York Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes. MSG Live also presents or hosts a wide variety of live entertainment offerings, including concerts, family shows and special events, in the Company’s diverse collection of iconic venues. These venues are: New York’s Madison Square Garden, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre; the Forum in Inglewood, California; The Chicago Theatre; and the Wang Theatre in Boston, MA. More information is available at www.themadisonsquaregardencompany.com.

About Anheuser-Busch

For more than 160 years, Anheuser-Busch and its world-class brewmasters have carried on a legacy of brewing America's most-popular beers. Starting with the finest ingredients sourced from Anheuser-Busch's family of growers, every batch is crafted using the same exacting standards and time-honored traditions passed down through generations of proud Anheuser-Busch brewmasters and employees. Best known for its fine American-style lagers, Budweiser and Bud Light, the company's beers lead numerous beer segments. Budweiser and Bud Light Lime Lime-A-Rita were named Brands of the Year for the Beer and the Spirits, Malt Beverages and Wine categories, respectively, by Ace Metrix® in 2014. Anheuser-Busch is the U.S. arm of Anheuser-Busch InBev and operates 17 local breweries, 21 distributorships and 23 agricultural and packaging facilities across the United States. The company committed to investing more than $1.5 billion in its U.S. brewing, agriculture, packaging and distributing operations by 2018. Its flagship brewery remains in St. Louis, Mo., and is among the global company's largest and most technologically-capable breweries. Visitor and special beermaster tours are available at its St. Louis and five other Anheuser-Busch breweries. For more information, visit www.anheuser-busch.com.

About Cumulus Media

A leader in the radio broadcasting industry, Cumulus Media (NASDAQ:CMLS) combines high-quality local programming with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands to deliver premium content choices to the 245 million people reached each week through its 452 owned-and-operated stations broadcasting in 90 US media markets (including eight of the top 10), more than 8,200 broadcast radio stations affiliated with its Westwood One network and numerous digital channels. Together, the Cumulus/Westwood One platforms make Cumulus Media one of the few media companies that can provide advertisers with national reach and local impact. Cumulus/Westwood One is the exclusive radio broadcast partner to some of the largest brands in sports, entertainment, news, and talk, including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, the GRAMMYs, the Academy of Country Music Awards, the American Music Awards, the Billboard Music Awards, Westwood One News, and more. Additionally, it is the nation's leading provider of country music and lifestyle content through its NASH brand, which serves country fans nationwide through radio programming, exclusive digital content, and live events. For more information, visit www.cumulus.com.

Contact: Lisa Dollinger, Dollinger Strategic Communication for Cumulus Media, 512.633.4084, lisa@dollcomm.com