Currington’s Sophomore CD Goes Gold
Billy Currington’s Little Bit Of Everything CD, produced by Currington and Carson Chamberlain, was awarded RIAA Gold Certification yesterday, marking sales exceeding 500k units. Amongst his peers gathered at ASCAP and BMI, Currington also received honors for single “That’s How Country Boys Roll”, which climbed to No. 1 earlier this month and became his third consecutive chart-topper and fifth overall. Co-writers Dallas Davidson and Brett Jones were recognized alongside Currington, who was celebrating his first No. 1 co-write.
Lonestar Goes Live on QVC
Lonestar performed an exclusive live concert during the QVC Presents Q Sessions Live broadcast on March 31. The special live performance included several of the group’s greatest hits such as “Amazed” and “I’m Already There” as well as selections from Lonestar’s forthcoming album, Party Heard Around The World, due out April 27 on Saguaro Road Records.
Mark Chesnutt To Perform for Troops
Lofton Creek’s Mark Chesnutt is heading to South Korea to bring some US troops a taste of home. the singer will take his neo-traditional country to the Pacific, playing several shows at U.S. Air Force bases in the region.
Chesnutt will perform at Camp Casey April 8, Camp Humphreys April 9, and Kunsan Air Base April 10. While in Korea, Chesnutt will also tour the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), that separates North and South Korea.
Veronica Ballestrini’s Networking Success
Rising country artist Veronica Ballestrini made a different kind of guest appearance at this week’s Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival. As part of NSAI Spring Training’s “Here’s How I Did It” panel, the singer/songwriter talked about her successes with new media and establishing a fan base via her independent grassroots campaign. The panel, scheduled in conjunction with Tin Pan South activities, explored non-traditional avenues artists and songwriters have utilized to launch their careers.
Ballestrini currently has more than 140,000 Facebook friends and her songs have streamed more than 12 million times. She joined songwriters Tom Douglas, Elizabeth Eckert and Bud Tower on the panel.
Ballestrini will soon join her fans on a summer cruise to the Bahamas. Departing from Miami on August 27, the 3-day excursion will make stops in CocoCay and Nassau—including a visit to the location where Ballestrini shot her forthcoming music video “Don’t Say.”