Snapshots: Paisley, EYB, Hoge, Nick Lowe

Brad Paisley recently played to a sold-out crowd at the Olympia Theater in Dublin, Ireland. Paisley posed for a picture with Maureen Grant, who was celebrating her 62nd year as manager of the backstage bar in the Theater.

(L-R): Rob Beckham, WME; Noel McHale, Promoter MCD Concerts; Paisley, Grant, Damien O’Donoghue, Chief Operations Officer-MCD Concerts; and Orin Murphy, Webmaster MCD Concerts. Photo By: Ben Enos

Eli Young Band’s current single “Crazy Girl” was recently certified gold by the RIAA for sales of over 500,000 downloads and their label Republic Nashville presented them with plaques commemorating the milestone. The song from the band’s latest album Life At Best (released Aug. 16) is currently inside the Top 10 and climbing on MusicRow’s CountryBreakout Chart.

(L-R): EYB's James Young, Big Machine Label Group's Kelly Rich, EYB's Mike Eli, Big Machine Label Group's Scott Borchetta, EYB's Jon Jones, Chris Thompson and Triple 8 Management's George Couri.

Nashville singer/songwriter Will Hoge fulfilled a lifelong dream last Friday (8/19) when he made his debut at the Grand Ole Opry. Vince Gill, who appears on Hoge’s album Number Seven, introduced Hoge to the audience and made a special request to play his song “Baby Girl.”

(L-R): Hoge, Amy Grant, Vince Gill. Photo By: Chris Hollo

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum welcomed British pop legend Nick Lowe to its Songwriter Session on Saturday, August 20. During the interview segment, Lowe discussed his ties to country music, including writing “The Beast In Me” for Johnny Cash and covering Tom T. Hall’s “Shame On The Rain” for his upcoming album The Old Magic.

(L-R): Sirius XM Radio’s Jeremy Tepper, Nick Lowe, Museum Writer/Editor Michael McCall and Yep Roc Records’ Glenn Dicker. Photo by John Russell

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