Artist Snapshots (2-28-13)

Finalists in the ACM Top New Artist category–including Florida Georgia Line, Brantley Gilbert and Jana Kramer–gathered to tape the GAC special, ACM Top New Artist, which premieres March 25 at 8 p.m. CT. The special is hosted by reigning ACM Top New Artist Scotty McCreery and features performances by each nominee.

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Pictured (L-R): GAC VP/Programming Suzanne Gordon, Scotty McCreery, Brantley Gilbert, Jana Kramer, Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley. Photo: Ed Rode.

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Warner Music Nashville artist Sheryl Crow shared an intimate evening with CRS attendees at the Tuesday Night Country Club “Sheryl Crow and Friends” presented by Warner Music Nashville. Crow welcomed friends Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Charlie Worsham, John Oates and Brett Eldredge to join her during the concert. Warner Music Nashville and guests celebrated with Crow after an evening of performances for the sold-out crowd at aVenue Nashville.

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Pictured (L-R): Scooter Weintraub (W Management), Charlie Worsham, John Esposito (President & CEO, WMN), Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Sheryl Crow, Peter Strickland (EVP/GM, WMN), Brad Paisley, Scott Hendricks (SVP A&R, WMN), John Oates, Brett Eldredge, Chris Stacey (SVP Promotion, WMN)

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RCA Nashville’s Love and Theft toasted to CRS at Sony Music Nashville’s Margaritaville event on Wednesday evening (Feb. 27). The duo treated the radio crowd to a four-song performance, including their hit “Angel Eyes” and current single “Runnin’ Out Of Air.”

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Pictured (L-R): Love and Theft’s Stephen Barker Liles, WUSN Chicago’s Marci Brown, RCA Promotion’s Matt Galvin and Love and Theft’s Eric Gunderson. Photo: Donn Jones

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Rascal Flatts members Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney met up with Franklin, Tenn.-based company K5 Presents to reinforce their support of positive lyrics for children. K5 Presents is a company determined to give parents safe, fun and powerful music
that is age-appropriate for Kindergarten through 5th grade. Rascal Flatts showed their enthusiasm for the K5 Presents childrens’ CDs in a recorded endorsement interview at Jay DeMarcus’ studio in Nashville. Levox’s daughter, Brittany, has performed on multiple songs on K5 Presents projects, including K5 Kids Vol 3 and K5 Kids Christmas.

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Pictured (L-R): Ryan Smith (Mountview Creative), Ahmande (Mondo) Grimes (K5), Joe Don Rooney, Jay DeMarcus, Gary LeVox, Jon Hartman (K5).

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Redneck Records artist Gretchen Wilson recently sat down with GAC’s Headline Country host Storme Warren to chat about her new “Still Rollin'” single and upcoming 12-song Right On Time album, due in stores April 2.

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