Snapshots (8/03/12)

The Band Perry, Justin Moore, The Mavericks, Sunny Sweeney and Greg Bates entertained Country music and racing fans alike prior the Brickyard 400 last Sunday (7/29). Each was also showcased on the No. 38 car, driven by Front Row Motorsports’ David Gilliland. Fans have the opportunity win a race-used firesuit and a guitar signed by the artists. Visit for details. This marks the second consecutive year for the label to participate as a presenting sponsor at the Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

(L-R): Sunny Sweeney; Big Machine Label Group President/CEO Scott Borchetta; Greg Bates; Justin Moore; David Gilliland and The Band Perry’s Kimberly, Neil and Reid Perry hit the track to check out the No. 38 car just before the engines start.

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Carrie Underwood made her CMA Songwriters Series debut July 31 in a sold-out performance at Royale in downtown Boston. Underwood, a respected songwriter in her own right with seven of her 15 No. 1 hits as co-writes, was joined by respected Nashville songwriters Brett James, Luke Laird, Hillary Lindsey, and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member and CMA Songwriters Series host Bob DiPiero. The show also streamed live on

(L-R) BMI Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations and CMA Board Member, Jody Williams; Sony Music Nashville Chairman and CEO and CMA Board Chairman, Gary Overton; CMA Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Sheri Warnke; songwriter Luke Laird; Underwood; songwriter and CMA Board Member, Brett James; songwriter Hillary Lindsey; songwriter, CMA Songwriters Series host, and CMA Board member, Bob DiPiero; CMA Chief Executive Officer, Steve Moore; and XIX Entertainment Manager and CMA Board member, Ann Edelblute. Photo: Natasha Moustache/CMA

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Bucky Covington recently attended the 51st Annual International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Convention held in Philadelphia, PA, where IAFF President Harold Schaitberger surprised him with a personalized Fire Fighter helmet to thank him for his work with the organization. Over the last year, Bucky has been working closely with Help The Good Guys and the IAFF Charitable Foundation to provide financial relief to injured fire fighters and their families. Covington will be releasing his sophomore album Good Guys on September 11 with a portion of the proceeds from the first week sales benefiting the IAFF Charitable Foundation.

Covington (L) and Schaitberger (R) Photo: Jocelyn Augustino


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