Artist Updates (2-27-13)

The Shuggah Pies performed a five-song set at the BMI Nashville offices on Jan. 24 for a diverse crowd of writers, publishers and young professionals. The trio is currently in the studio with producer Jeffrey Steele wrapping up their debut album. They released their single “I’m Ready” to iTunes late last year and have been playing road dates with Jana Kramer, Craig Campbell, and others.

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(L-R): CAA’s Rod Essig; 3 Ring Circus’ Casey Le’Vasseur; The Shuggah Pies’ Angela Krechel, Courtney Krechel, Amy Krechel; Jeffrey Steele; BMI’s Jody Williams

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kenny chesney life on a rock11Kenny Chesney revealed the cover to his upcoming album, Life On A Rock, which releases April 30. “Life. You’ve shared so much of yours with me and my music, and I can’t wait to get the next record out to you,” Chesney said via Facebook. “It’s snapshots of places I’ve been, people I’ve loved and moments I wish I could bottle up. Kind of like the album cover… literally, pictures from my life. It’s called Life On A Rock. It looks at where I’ve been, what I’ve learned and hopefully how we grow. I can’t share the music for a bit, but here’s the cover. It’s a lot like this record actually sounds!”


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parmalee1Newcomers Parmalee will make its Grand Ole Opry debut on Friday (March 1) at the Grand Ole Opry House.

The group will perform during the 7 p.m. show as part of a bill that includes Blake Shelton, Josh Turner, Steve Wariner and Montgomery Gentry.

“We are completely blown away!” said Parmalee member Matt Thomas. “What an honor to be invited into the ‘Circle.’ This is definitely a lifetime achievement for all us.”

“My first thought when I heard we were playing the Grand Ole Opry was, ‘My family is gonna be so proud!’” said Barry Knox.

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chris janson1Chris Janson will make a guest appearance on GAC’s Headline Country debuting Thursday, Feb. 28 at 3 p.m. CT. The singer-songwriter will discuss his Grand Ole Opry debut and new music.


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