Photo Friday: Trace Adkins, Matraca Berg, Steve Azar

The video for Trace Adkins’ single “Just Fishin’” was released today (6/3) via AOL,,, Vevo and others. Starring Adkins and youngest daughter Trinity Adkins, the video, directed by Trey Fanjoy, will go into music network rotation on TV the following week and available for download on iTunes. Also today (6/3), CMT’s Next Superstar 109, featuring Adkins as artist advisor, will air at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT. In this episode the top two contestants go head to head at the Ryman Auditorium. Each perform a song of their choice, a judge’s pick, and a song from the record label, Warner Music. Then for the first time, CMT turns voting over to America to decide who will become CMT’s Next Superstar.

(L-R) Adkins and his daughter Trinity on the set



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BMI hosted a reception to celebrate the release of Matraca Berg’s new album, The Dreaming Fields, on Tuesday, May 24. Berg performed at the event. The CD marks the BMI award-winning hit writer’s return to performing after a 14-year break.

(L-R): Dualtone Records’ Will McDonald and Paul Roper, BMI’s Jody Williams, Keith Case & Associates’ Keith Case, Matraca Berg, Dualtone Records’ Scott Robinson, and BMI’s Clay Bradley. Photo by Eric England

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On Tuesday, May 31, North Little Rock hosted the internationally syndicated radio show, Tales of the South, that featured Mississippi native and singer-songwriter, Steve Azar, award-winning actor, Morgan Freeman, and Mississippi Democratic Governor candidate, Bill Luckett as special guests. The “Delta Music Show” edition of Tales was sponsored by Oxford American and kicked-off the Little Rock Film Festival and was filmed in front of a sold-out live audience at the Starving Artist Cafe’ in Little Rock, Arkansas. Luckett, who owns  the Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksville, MS with Freeman and Azar shared their own memorable stories of the Delta. Azar performed “Soldier Song” and later shared the story behind the award-winning music video for, “Waitin’ on Joe,” which Freeman narrated and appeared in starring role.

(L-R): Morgan Freeman, Bill Luckett and Steve Azar Photo: Tim Vahsholtz




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