Photo Spread: Joe Walsh and Friends, Dustin Lynch, Casey James

CMT Crossroads: Joe Walsh & Friends
Taped recently at the Factory in Franklin, CMT Crossroads: Joe Walsh & Friends premieres Sat., June 23 at 11:00 p.m., ET/PT on CMT. A first of its kind, this special features the legendary rocker and guitarist onstage with friends from country music including Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Sara Evans, Luke Bryan and Hunter Hayes, as well as Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top. Among the hits they perform are “Life’s Been Good” and “Life in the Fast Lane.”

Pictured backstage at the taping (L-R): Back Row: John Hamlin, Executive Producer and SVP, Music Events and Talent, CMT; Brian Philips, President, CMT; and Bill Flanagan, Executive Producer and EVP & Editorial Director, MTV. Front Row: Gibbons; Hayes; Joe Walsh; Evans; Bryan and Paisley. Photo: Rick Diamond/WireImage

Dustin Lynch Visits CMA
Broken Bow Records artist Dustin Lynch stopped by the CMA offices recently to perform for the staff. He played current Top 20 single, “Cowboys and Angels,” as well as “Last Lap” and “She Cranks My Tractor,” all from his upcoming album set for release Aug. 21.

(L-R): CMA Senior Coordinator of Member Relations and Services, Betsy Walker; President of L3 Entertainment, Peter Hartung; Dustin Lynch; CMA Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Sheri Warnke; President of Dashboard Media, Natalie Kilgore; CMA Senior Manager of Membership and Balloting, Brandi Simms. Photo: Christian Bottorff

Casey James Performs For CRB Board
19/Columbia artist and former American Idol contestant Casey James performed for a gathering of industry executives and Country Radio Broadcasters board members at The Rutledge on Wed., June 20. James appeared in conjunction with the CRB board and CRS agenda committee meetings, held at the downtown Renaissance Hotel to help plan Country Radio Seminar 2013. CRS 2013 will be held Feb. 27 – March 1, 2013.

Pictured (L-R): Norbert Nix, Columbia Nashville; Johnny Chiang, KKBQ; Bill Mayne, CRB Executive Director; Becky Brenner, Albright & O'Malley; Casey James; Mike Culotta, CRB President/WQYK; John Shomby, WGH-FM/Max Media of Hampton Roads; Joel Raab, Joel Raab Consulting.

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