Keith Urban addressed more than 200 students from four Metro Nashville Public Schools in a special educational program at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum recently (9/6). The Q&A format of All Access: Keith Urban allowed Urban to answer students’ questions about his career and offer advice for those who want to break into the music industry.
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Asheville Forest Music, a division of Crossroads Entertainment & Marketing, has announced the signing of songwriting spouses, Jamie Johnson (of the Grascals) and Susanne Mumpower-Johnson (also known as Iodine). Together, the duo has penned tunes including “I am Strong,” (co-written with Jenee Fleenor), which was written for the children of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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The Mavericks performed a special, intimate show on September 5 at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles, preceded by a 30 minute interactive Q&A moderated by GRAMMY Foundation/MusiCares VP, Foundations Scott Goldman. Lead singer Raul Malo, guitarist Eddie Perez and accordion player Michael Guerra were all present at the event where they performed nine songs and received two standing ovations. The group released a five song EP titled Suited Up and Ready in June. Their full-length album is now slated for release in January 2013.