Jake Owen In The Studio
RCA Nashville artist Jake Owen is currently in the studio cutting tracks for his third album with producers Joey Moi (Nickelback) and Rodney Clawson (writer of such hits as “I Saw God Today” and “Lost in This Moment”). Owen will be on tour this summer with Keith Urban’s Get Closer 2011 World Tour beginning in June.
Chris August Celebrates No. 1
Fervent Records artist and Word Music songwriter Chris August was recently honored at ASCAP Nashville for his No. 1 single “Starry Night.” The song is the only new-artist single of 2010 to score a No. 1 hit at Christian radio. August is also celebrating five Dove Award nominations in the following categories: New Artist Of The Year, Male Vocalist Of The Year, Pop/Contemporary Album Of The Year for his debut album No Far Away, Song Of The Year and Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song Of The Year for “Starry Night.” This marks the Texas native’s first-ever Dove Awards nominations, and with five total, he is the most nominated new artist this year.
CMT’s Jay Frank Speaks to SOURCE
SOURCE, Nashville’s music industry organization of women executives, held its monthly members’ luncheon February 24 at ASCAP. Jay Frank, CMT’s Sr. VP Music Strategy and author of Future Hit DNA, was the guest speaker sharing information on how the digital revolution affects chart topping hits.