Cambridge, Mass. – Jan. 29, 2009 – Harmonix and MTV Games today announced that a six pack of songs from country greats including Kenny Chesney, Willie Nelson, Rascal Flatts and others will be added next week to the Rock Band Music Store of downloadable content for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation® 3 computer entertainment system and Wii™.
These artists are among the more than 390 bands currently available through the Rock Band platform. With more than 1,000 songs available, Rock Band is, without question, the industry leader in providing the best selection of interactive musical content, songs and artists.
Rock Band DLC Additions for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 System and Wii
This Rock Band Music Store update represents some of the hottest artists in the country music genre. Kenny Chesney burst onto the scene in the early 90s and has been a staple since, with hits such as “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy” from 1999’s Everywhere We Go. Montgomery Gentry, composed of Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry, offer their 2004 single “Gone” from their fourth album, You Do Your Thing, while country/pop crossover sensation Rascal Flatts brings one of their most successful singles, “Me and My Gang” from the 2006 album of the same title. “Suds in the Bucket” (Sara Evans’ third No. 1 song on the country charts and the third single from 2003’s Restless) and Trace Adkins’ “Swing” (a single from 2008’s Dangerous Man) are also included in this week’s additions. Rounding out the pack is Willie Nelson’s timeless travelling classic, “On the Road Again,” from 1980’s Honeysuckle Rose.
Available on Xbox 360 and Wii (Feb. 2) and PlayStation 3 system (Feb. 4):
• Kenny Chesney – “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy”
• Montgomery Gentry – “Gone”
• Rascal Flatts – “Me and My Gang”
• Sara Evans – “Suds in the Bucket”
• Trace Adkins – “Swing”
• Willie Nelson – “On the Road Again”
(All tracks are original master recordings)
These tracks will be available for purchase as “Going Country Pack 03,” as well as individual tracks on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system, and as individual tracks only on Wii.
Price: $1.99 USD, £.99 UK, €1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track
$9.99, £4.99 UK, €7.99 EU (800 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for “Going Country Pack 03”
$2.00 USD (200 Wii Points™) per track
** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change. **
For more information, please visit:
Rock Band Website
Kenny Chesney Website
Montgomery Gentry Website
Rascal Flatts Website
Sara Evans Website
Trace Adkins Website
Willie Nelson Website
Rock Band 2 is available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and Wii system. Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system and Wii versions support downloadable content.
Downloadable content for Wii is purchased via the in-game Rock Band Music Storeusing Wii Points™ purchased through the Wii™ Shop Channel and can be downloaded to the system memory or to an SD card for additional storage. The tracks stream directly from the SD card for seamless play.
With these additions, there are now 1,068 tracks available to date via disc and download purchase (complete list of tracks at www.rockband.com/music). Rock Band continues to satisfy music fans’ and gamers' voracious appetite for rock with more than 60 million paid downloads since its launch Nov. 20, 2007. The Rock BandRock Band library. Music Store allows players to preview and purchase downloadable individual music tracks and packs from the vast selection of offerings available to date without ever leaving the game as they build their own custom
Rock Band and Rock Band 2 are rated "T" for Teen (lyrics, suggestive themes) by the ESRB. Music downloads are not rated by the ESRB.
For more information on Rock Band 2 and Harmonix Music Systems please visit www.rockband.com and www.harmonixmusic.com.
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