Archive for November, 2010

Howard and Sebastian Accomplish “Nothing”

Producer Chuck Howard’s studio sessions with new artist Gwen Sebastian have produced what they hope might become the perfect tear jerker for 2011, country’s latest breakup song, “Nothing.” The song, co-written by Jason Matthews, Lisa Carver and Sebastian, is the third release from her six-song EP V.I.P. on Open Road Records. Sebastian was selected as […]

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Songwriter Ronny Scaife Passes

Hit country songwriter Ronny Scaife died Wednesday, November 3 at age 63. The creator of such hits as “The Whiskey Ain’t Workin,’” and “Hearts Are Gonna Roll,” suffered a brain hemorrhage at his home in Perry Country on October 25 and was life-flighted to St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. He never regained consciousness. “He was […]

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SESAC Signs Armiger

SESAC has signed singer/songwriter Katie Armiger for representation.  Armiger recently released her third album, Confessions Of A Nice Girl, on Cold River Records. Armiger stopped by the Nashville SESAC office to celebrate her signing with Craig Hayes (Zumwalt, Almon & Hayes), Tim Fink (SESAC), and Kates Robinson (Cold River). Confessions debuted at No. 6 on […]

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Liz Rose Launches Independent Publishing Company

Award-winning songwriter Liz Rose has launched her own publishing company, Liz Rose Music, Inc. (BMI). Scott Ponce will serve as General Manager/Creative Director, and Kobalt Music will provide administrative services for the boutique publishing house, which will focus on signing uniquely talented and driven writers. “I am finally doing this,” says Rose about the opening […]

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Kenny Chesney to Co-Headline Stadium Tour with Zac Brown Band

Kenny Chesney announced his return to the stage for a nine stadium “Goin’ Coastal Tour”. When the four time CMA/ACM Entertainer of the year sets out on the 2011 tour, he will be joined by co-headliners The Zac Brown Band, plus special guests Billy Currington and Uncle Kracker. “With four acts on the bill, we’ve […]

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SESAC Promotes Edwards

SESAC has announced the appointment of Maxine Edwards to Vice President, Broadcast Operations. Edwards previously served as Vice President, Licensing Administration & Process Development. In her new position, she will be responsible for directing and evaluating strategic licensing initiatives within the broadcast and digital media industries. She will continue to work out of the SESAC […]

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Big Machine Publicity Adds Burr

Big Machine announces it has added Erin D.D. Burr to its publicity department as PR Account Manager. Burr’s primary focus will be the day-to-day facilitation of publicity initiatives for the Republic Nashville label roster, which includes The Band Perry, Eli Young Band, Jaron And The Long Road To Love, Sunny Sweeney and SHEL. “I am […]

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NYC Songwriters Series, Aldean’s Kind of Party, and Currington in Georgia

Eric Church, Bob DiPiero, Carolyn Dawn Johnson and Luke Laird recently performed a sold-out show for CMA’s Songwriters Series at Joe’s Pub in New York City. Broken Bow Records’ Jason Aldean celebrated with publishers, producers and writers for the release of his latest album, My Kinda Party, at Red Rooster’s in Nashville. Mercury artist Billy […]

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Sara Evans Presents; Kid Rock Performs

Kid Rock is back, and set to perform on the 44th Annual CMA Awards set to air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 10. The show will be hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood. Kid Rock is nominated for Musical Event of the Year for “Don’t You See,” his duet with the Zac […]

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Brown Opens Nashville Format Office

Anastasia Brown has joined LA/NY based Format Entertainment, which specializes in music supervision, production and soundtracks for film. Format has worked on films such as Iron Man 1 & 2, Sex and the City 1 &2, The Blindside, Alvin and The Chipmunks 1 & 2, and Swingers. Brown will head up a Nashville Format branch, […]

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Pinecastle Records Reopens Under New Ownership

The bluegrass label Pinecastle Records has been reactivated by its new owner, physician Dr. Lonnie Lassiter. One of the leading bluegrass imprints, the company was closed last February because of the health issues of its previous owner, Col. Tom Riggs. Lassiter purchased the company from the Riggs family in August, and the label began rebuilding […]

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