Archive for April, 2011
MUSICROW EXCLUSIVE: Are label co-heads Shannon Houchins and Colt Ford really just a couple of Average Joe’s as the name of the label might have you believe? Not according to newly hired label President Tom Baldrica. “It feels to me like this model is the future,” says Baldrica “I like the authenticity that the artists radiate from the stage. These folks are out there touching the fans.”
Keith Urban’s “Without You” earns a second week on top of the CountryBreakout Chart, with 96 stations on board. Closing up the gap behind him in a tight 2-3-4 configuration are Ronnie Dunn’s “Bleed Red,” Brad Paisley’s “Old Alabama” (also the greatest spin increase), and The Band Perry’s “You Lie.” Also screaming toward the top are Taylor Swift’s “Mean” at No. 8, and Luke Bryan’s “Country Girl,” which jumps to No. 11.
Charles Edward Fach Jr., former Mercury Records Executive VP of A&R died on Monday, April 25 at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage , TN at the age of 82. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 7, 2PM at the Hermitage Funeral Home , Nashville, TN. Charles Fach was born on September 10, 1928 […]
Dierks Bentley appears in the latest issue of men’s magazine Esquire, in the publication’s annual Music Issue. For the second year in a row Bentley joined other artists from all different genres on location for a photo shoot and songwriting challenge. This year took the group to the gritty streets of Detroit for a two-day […]
BMI has debuted a mobile version of its BMI Live service, which allows artists to submit live performance information to be considered for royalty payments. The new mobile service enables songwriters to upload venue and set-list data from their smartphones into BMI’s systems. This helps the musicians submit info in a timely manner while they […]