Martina and Train on “Crossroads”; Meador Speaks; Anna Willson Opry Debut

Grammy award winning acts Martina McBride (Republic Nashville) and Train (Columbia Records) shared the stage—swapping lines on “A Broken Wing,” “Wrong Baby Wrong,” “Drops of Jupiter” and “Hey, Soul Sister”—during the most recent episode of CMT Crossroads. (L-R): CMT Sr. VP Music Events and Talent John Hamlin, Big Machine Label Group Pres./CEO Scott Borchetta, Train’s Pat Monahan, McBride, Republic Nashville Pres. Jimmy Harnen and Train’s Jimmy Stafford. Photo: WireImage.com/Rick Diamond


Jo Walker-Meador traced her legendary 33-year career as executive director of the Country Music Association during SOURCE’s monthly luncheon meeting (11/18) at ASCAP. (L-R): SOURCE Secretary Judi Turner, Walker-Meador and SOURCE Pres. Judy Harris. Photo: Denise Fussell

Acclaimed jazz vocalist Anna Wilson made her Grand Ole Opry debut on Nov. 16 at the historic Ryman Auditorium, performing songs from her upcoming album Countrypolitan Duets. Special guests joining Wilson were Opry member Connie Smith, country singer Billy Dean, jazz icon Larry Carlton and American Idol finalist Matt Giraud, who appears on the album. Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Rogers, Ray Price, and steel guitar great Lloyd Green, are among the other featured artists on the album produced by Wilson’ husband, hit songwriter/producer Monty Powell. (L-R): Mathew Knowles, Pres./CEO Music World Ent.; Dean; Wilson; Giraud; Carlton; and Powell. Photo: Joel Dennis


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