Artist Snapshots (2/14/12)

On February 3, many members of the Grand Ole Opry paid tribute to the Ryman Auditorium’s long-lasting stage for the final time before its replacement. Among those present for the occasion were Whisperin’ Bill Anderson and the Oak Ridge Boys, who sang the first-ever live rendition of their collaboration “Gone Away.” The song was produced by Buddy Cannon, and Anderson co-wrote it with Steve Ripley, Tim DuBois, and John Wooley.

(L-R): Oak Ridge Boys Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen, William Lee Golden, and Richard Sterban with Bill Anderson.

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MCA Nashville’s Josh Turner recently filmed the music video for his new song “Time Is Love,” the ninth video release of his career. The single is the first off his upcoming album Punching Bag.

On the set of the “Time Is Love” video shoot are (L-R): Ted Greene (Modern Management), Peter Zavadil (Director), Renee Behrman-Greiman (Modern Management), Josh Turner, Chandra Pereira (Exec. Producer), Fount Lynch (UMG Nashville). Photo: Stephen Shepherd.

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Big Machine Records’ trio Edens Edge (Hannah Blaylock, Dean Berner, and Cherrill Green) were recently invited to become honorary Friends and Family of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The group’s debut single “Amen” was recently a Top 20 hit and they have toured with Brad Paisley, Reba, and Lady Antebellum. Their debut album is expected later in 2012.

(L to R) back: Jay Orr (Vice President, Programs), Sharon Burns (Vice President, Sales and Marketing), Kyle Young (Museum Director), Pamela Johnson (Vice President, Development),Virginia Davis (B.A.D Management), Whitney Cheshier (B.A.D Management) and Nikki Burns (Big Machine Label Group); front: Edens Edge Members Cherrill Green, Hannah Blaylock, and Dean Berner

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