Warner Bros. Records the JaneDear girls posed for a photo with Ludacris on the red carpet at the 2011 CMT Music Awards on June 8, where the duo made their award show performance debut. They sang their up-tempo single, “Shotgun Girl” on the show’s Nationwide Stage. Ludacris also performed at the awards, in a collaboration on Jason Aldean’s current Top 10, “Dirt Road Anthem.” The remix of the song is now available on iTunes for download and the performance video will be available on June 13.
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The AristoMedia Group held two showcase events on June 7 to help kick off CMA Music Festival week including the AristoMedia Global Show (co-sponsored by CMA) and the Aristo Summer Show. Both events were held at downtown honky tonk The Second Fiddle. Artists performing at the Aristo Summer Show included Deborah Allen, Lacy Green, Adam Gregory, Amber Hayes, Ty Herndon, Rachel Holder, DJ Miller and Margaret Phillips. Eight international Country acts participated in the AristoMedia Global Show: High Valley (Canada), Brett Kissel (Canada), Ryan Laird (Canada), Mike & Ashley (New Zealand), Craig Morrison (Australia), Six West (Canada), Springfield (Australia) and Steve & Heather (France). Australian group The McClymonts hosted the event.
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The Academy of Country Music welcomed BNA recording artist The Lunabelles to the office when they were in Los Angeles last week. While at the Academy, they sang their current single “A Place to Shine.”
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Australian artist Brad Cole performed at the Boundary on June 2 in a showcase with emcee Katie Cook. Cole is credited for being one of the most added and most played country music artists on Australian radio in 2009, with three consecutive hit singles.