Thursday Snapshots

CMT Helps Feeding America
Steel Magnolia, Carter’s Chord, Crystal Bowersox, Jimmy Wayne, Margaret Durante and Coldwater Jane recently visited Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee to stuff backpacks for the Feeding America BackPack Program. The event was symbolic of the donation that CMT makes every year on behalf of artists in lieu of having celebrity giftbags at the CMT Music Awards.

Standing (L-R): Steel Magnolia; Carter’s Chord; Crystal Bowersox; Jimmy Wayne; Jaynee Day, CEO, Second Harvest; Coldwater Jane; Margaret Durante; Ron Kelly of sponsor Ladies’ Home Journal. Front: Lucia Folk, Sr. Director, Public Affairs, CMT. Photo: John Russell

CJaye LeRose Performs At MusicRow
Budding country music artist CJaye LeRose recently visited MusicRow to perform for the staff. The Texas native has garnered fans worldwide through social media. She has more than 2.5 million YouTube channel views, over 18,000 Twitter followers, and 15,000 Facebook ‘Likes.’ On July 12 she will independently release her debut album Date With The Tub, featuring single “The Porch.”

(L-R): Back row: MR Pres. Sherod Robertson, MR Art Dir. Christie King, RowFax Mgr. Michelle Stephens, MR Chart Dir. Jon Freeman. Front: MR Publisher David Ross, CJaye LeRose

 

Jaron and The Long Road To The ACM
The Academy of Country Music welcomed Jaron Lowenstein to the office when he was in Los Angeles last week. While at the Academy, he sang current single, “Beautiful Lies.”

(L-R): Erin Spahn, ACM Executive Director, Lifting Lives; Jaron Lowenstein; and Tiffany Moon, ACM Executive Vice President, Managing Director. Photo: Michel Bourquard

 

Kolby Gray In The Studio
New artist Kolby Gray has been recording at Starstruck Studios with producer David Huff, who also brought in his brother Dann to co-produce some tracks. Debra Byrd, who has served as the head vocal coach for American Idol, has also been working with Gray. Among the musicians on the project are Chad Cromwell, Tom Bukovac, Mike Rojas, Jonathan Yudkin, Ilya Toshinskiy and Jimmie Lee Sloas.

(L-R): Debra Byrd, Kolby Gray, producer David Huff. Photo: Alan Mayor

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