The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® and CMT® are bringing the annual motorcycle festival best known for its massive nine-day superstar concert lineup, week of jaw-dropping stunts, and competitions to television when CMT Bike Week premieres Aug. 18. CMT Bike Week was filmed at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s two-week long event in Sturgis, S.D.
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip takes place July 29 through Aug. 11. The nine days of concerts announced thus far include Queensrÿche, The Cult, Buckcherry, Pop Evil, ZZ Top, Halestorm, Kid Rock, Doobie Brothers, Toby Keith, Tesla, Rob Zombie, Mastodon, Machine Head, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Brantley Gilbert, Sublime with Rome, Fuel, Lit, and Alien Ant Farm, with more to be announced soon.
“We are thrilled that CMT BIKE WEEK intends to bring the Chip to the world of CMT and document our most exciting traditions,” says Rod Woodruff, President of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. “The Buffalo Chip has always offered a unique sanctuary to bikers in search of freedom, camaraderie, and entertainment. Built by bikers for bikers, we aim to provide the most thrilling experience to the many who consider us their second home and return to the wild festivities each year.”
Festival event information is available at buffalochip.com and CMT Bike Week programming information can be found at cmt.com.
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Pictured (L-R): Red River Entertainment’s Chuck Rhodes, Michael Martin Murphey, and Murphey’s producer, Ryan Murphey.
Nashville’s Red River Entertainment, distributed by RED Distribution, launched this week with several releases on the docket. The label’s first releases include WSM “Live From the Archives,”Michael Martin Murphey’s Red River Drifter and Dos Divas, a collaboration by Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis.
The label will release Dos Divas on July 2, which will feature hit songs like “I Know What You Did” and “I Am Woman.” Red River Drifter will be released July 9.
Music industry veteran Chuck Rhodes will head Nashville operations for the label. “It’s fantastic to be reunited with co-founder Bob Frank and to be working with the Red River Entertainment team in New York and Sony RED,” says Rhodes. “I am overwhelmed by the legendary artists and projects that have chosen to grace our roster here in Nashville and look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with them.”
The label plans to announce more projects in coming weeks. Rhodes can be contacted at [email protected] or at 615-594-7684
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The Band Perry give the performance of the night. Photo: ACM
The Band Perry has rightfully performed its way to the top of this week’s MusicRow Chart, to land at No. 1 with the single “Done.”
Written by brothers Neil and Reid Perry with Jacob Bryant and John Davidson, “Done” took flight after performances by the Perry trio on the 2013 ACM Awards, the ACM special Tim McGraw’s Superstar Summer Night and on American Idol.
The Dann Huff-produced single has been the group’s second hit from its album Pioneer.
Catch the sibling trio on the road this summer as special guests on Rascal Flatts‘ Live and Loud tour.
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Carey Watermark Investors, Inc. (CWI) has acquired the Hutton Hotel in Nashville. The 247-room luxury hotel opened in 2009. CWI purchased the property for $73.6 million.
The Hutton Hotel is located at 1808 West End Avenue.
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The 2013 Billboard Music Awards contributed to significant sales gains in the first full week after the May 19 show. In the week ending May 26, the 19 songs performed during the broadcast sold a total of 973,000 downloads, according to Nielsen Soundscan.
Among the major sales jumps are Taylor Swift‘s Red, which jumped 17 percent and Kacey Musgraves‘ Same Trailer, Different Park, which was up 11 percent from the previous week.
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Shania Twain was announced as the winner of the SMItty Award for Most Innovative Use of Scent Marketing. It is awarded to a brand owner who has implemented an outstanding use of scent in a way that is new and unexpected.
In her Las Vegas Show, Shania: Still The One, at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, the air is infused throughout the show with various specialized scents. Twain’s own fragrances, Still The One Day and Still The One Night, are wafted throughout the audience and slowly transitions into a saloon scent (leathery and vintage) and then into the smell of a campfire. Scent machines are strategically placed throughout The Colosseum for audience members to experience the show from all senses.
Carrie Underwood is set to bring her TheBlown Away Tour to DVD with The Blown Away Tour: LIVE on Aug. 13
Filmed in concert this past March in Ontario, Calif., the DVD features more than 20 songs, including performances of 12 of Underwood’s hit singles, including “Before He Cheats,” “Jesus, Take the Wheel,” “Two Black Cadillacs,” and the album title track that inspired her tour name, “Blown Away.”
The DVD offers nearly 100 minutes of performance footage, along with exclusive bonus clips offering a behind-the-scenes look into the making of the tour. Viewers will see interviews with Underwood and Raj Kapoor, the tour director responsible for the large production and the visual elements of her tour. The project will also feature several music videos from the entertainer’s Blown Away album. The Blown Away Tour launched in spring 2012, making 112 stops in 110 cities, six countries and three continents. Underwood performed for more than 1 million fans.
By the numbers, the stage production for the outing included 575,424 individual LED lights in 3,000 square feet of video walls and 23,063 feet of cable to generate the 172 different colors used in the show’s lighting. As part of each show, Carrie and her band flew 150 feet above the audience on a secondary stage that weighed 5,890 pounds, while a total of 450 CO2 tanks and 222 nitrogen tanks were used during the life of the tour to create the “Blown Away” tornado effect at each performance.
DVD audio for The Blown Away Tour: LIVE will be in Dolby® 5.1 and stereo. The Blown Away Tour: LIVE is available for pre-order at amazon.com.
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Chris Stapleton has been on the road promoting his upcoming Universal Nashville release. Pictured (L-R): Jill Brunett, Chris Stapleton, Travis Moon (PD of KAJA/San Antonio); Bree Wagner (MD of KAJA).
The Band Perry‘s “Done” made a swift ascent to the pinnacle of the MusicRow charts this week, reaching the penthouse after 14 weeks on the chart. Blake Shelton‘s “Boys Round Here” is close behind at No. 2 after only 10 weeks on the chart. Meanwhile, Luke Bryan‘s “Crash My Party” seems to be crashing everyone else’s party as it sails upward, reaching No. 3 in only eight weeks. The Henningsens‘ “American Beautiful” keeps its stubborn hold in the Top 10, jumping from No. 6 to No. 4. Zac Brown Band‘s “Jump Right In” lands at No. 5. Rounding out the Top 10 this week is Jake Owen‘s former No. 1 single “Anywhere With You,” which lands at No. 6, Carrie Underwood‘s “See You Again” at No. 7, Kip Moore‘s “Hey Pretty Girl” at No. 8, Justin Moore‘s “Point At You” at No. 9 and Randy Houser‘s “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight” at No. 10.
The greatest gainer this week is Keith Urban‘s “Little Bit of Everything,” which earned 474 added spins this week, jumping from No. 27 to No. 20. Florida Georgia Line‘s “Round Here” gained 404 spins, enough to land at No. 44. Lady Antebellum‘s “Goodbye Town” accumulated 349 additional spins, rising from No. 20 to No. 18 this week. DierksBentley‘s new single, “Bourbon in Kentucky” (featuring KaceyMusgraves on background vocals), gained 290 additional spins this week, debuting at No. 69. Meanwhile, ChrisYoung‘s “Aw Naw” earned 248 added spins, rising from No. 31 to No. 28. Florida Georgia Line‘s “Round Here” is this week’s highest debut, landing at No. 32, followed by Kellie Pickler‘s “Someone, Somewhere Tonight” at No. 60, Dierks Bentley‘s “Bourbon In Kentucky” at No. 69, Thompson Square‘s “Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About” at No. 70 and The Sins Country‘s “Romeo and Juliet Sparks” at No. 72. Frozen Playlists: KVAY, KMOK, KBXB, KZTL, WAAG, WBKR, WLJE, KXKZ Upcoming Singles June 3
Love and Theft/If You Ever Get Lonely/RCA Nashville
B.J. Thomas (feat. Vince Gill)/I Just Can’t Help Believing/Wrinkled
Florida Georgia Line/Round Here/Republic Nashville
Lauren Alaina/Barefoot and Buckwild/19-Interscope-Mercury
Tyler Barham/17 & Young/YN
Lydia Hollis/All For You/HMG
Chelsea Bane/James Dean/Jobe
Steve Richard/Keep On Rollin’/Force MP June 10
Thompson Square/Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking/Stoney Creek
Kenny Chesney/When I See This Bar/Blue Chair-Columbia Nashville
Dierks Bentley/Bourbon In Kentucky/Capitol Nashville
Cassadee Pope/Wasting All These Tears/Republic Nashville
Andy Ross/Cold Dead Hand/Buck Shot Collective
Elizabeth Lyons/Everything Tonight/Roar Records
Sawyer Brown/Shadows of the Heartland/Beach Street Records
Greg Susoreny/Gently Breathe/Aqua Blue
Denae Gardner/Sound Of A Woman Sayin’ Goodbye/4D Records June 17
Travis Tritt (feat. Tyler Reese)/Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough
Andy Gibson/Best Thing/Curb
Wynn Varble/Freak Show/Steele Mansion Records July 8
Downday/Back In The Day/Render
• • • New On The Chart—Debuting This Week Artist/song/label — chart pos.
Florida Georgia Line/Round Here/Republic Nashville – 44
Kellie Pickler/Someone, Somewhere Tonight/Black River – 60
Dierks Bentley/Bourbon In Kentucky/Capitol Nashville – 69
Thompson Square/Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About/Stoney Creek – 70
The Sins Country/Romeo and Juliet Sparks/GTR – 72 Most Added Artist/song/label — New Adds
Florida Georgia Line/Round Here/Republic Nashville – 32
Dierks Bentley/Bourbon In Kentucky/Capitol Nashville – 24
Keith Urban/Little Bit Of Everything/Capitol-UMG Nashville – 15
Kellie Pickler/Someone, Somewhere Tonight/Black River – 14
Chris Young/Aw Naw/RCA Nashville – 11
Thompson Square/Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About/Stoney Creek – 10
Taylor Made/That’s How I Roll/LG Records – 9 Greatest Spin Increase Artist/song/label — spin+
Keith Urban/Little Bit Of Everything/Capitol-UMG Nashville – 474
Florida Georgia Line/Round Here/Republic Nashville – 404
Lady Antebellum/Goodbye Town/Capitol-UMG Nashville – 349
Dierks Bentley/Bourbon In Kentucky/Capitol Nashville – 290
Chris Young/Aw Naw/RCA Nashville – 248 On Deck—Soon To Be Charting Artist/song/label — spins
David Nail/Whatever She’s Got/MCA Nashville – 186
Parmalee/Carolina/Stoney Creek Records – 185
Randy Rogers Band/Fuzzy/UMG Nashville – 184
Erica Nicole/Better Beer/Heaven-Nine North-Turnpike – 182
Dustin Lynch/Wild In Your Smile/Broken Bow Records – 181
Kenny Chesney met with radio prior to his ‘No Shoes Nation’ tour at Fed Ex Field on May 25. Pictured (L-R): David Friedman (Columbia Nashville); Charlie Cook (‘MusicRow’ Columnist and West Virginia Broadcasting VP/Programming); Meg Stevens (Clear Channel Washington-Baltimore OM); Chesney; Don Brake (WFRE Frederick PD); Jon Zellner (SVP/Programming); Paul Donovan (WMZQ Washington DC APD/MD); Scot Michaels (Morris Management Promo Rep.)
Kellie Pickler stopped by SiriusXM’s Nashville studio after her successful run on Dancing With The Stars to promote her latest single, “Someone Somewhere Tonight.” Pictured (L-R): Gordon Kerr (Black River); John Marks (SiriusXM); Kellie Pickler; Storme Warren (SiriusXM); and Black River’s Greg McCarn, Brian Rhoades and Bill Macky.
So I drove to Landover, Md. last weekend to kick off summer with a few of my friends including Kacey Musgraves (not actually a friend as I have never met her), The Eli Young Band, Eric Church and Kenny Chesney. They are also not really friends either but they are terribly nice when we chat for a few minutes. Summer is a great time to see friends, have a pop or two and maybe grill some hot dogs and burgers. It is also the best time of the year for country music and country music radio. The format has the biggest stars touring America with big shows each summer and up and coming acts. Some acts have been away from radio for a while and are out there playing fairs away from the stadiums and arenas.
The No Shoes Nation Tour is a big one out there this year. Kenny puts together an incredible six hour show each year and this, the 2013 version, is no exception. Kenny brought along newcomer Musgraves this year and while about 10 percent of the eventual crowd was in the house when she took the stage at 5 p.m., she worked like there were a million people in Fed Ex Field. Jason Aldean is out with his 2013 Night Train Tour and last year Jason was the spring board to Luke Bryan taking the format by storm, eventually winning the ACM Entertainer of the Year. On tour, Aldean is joined by Jake Owen and newcomer Thomas Rhett. By the way, once concert goers get a listen to Rhett live, there is going to be no stopping this kid.
Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley are Locked and Reloaded with Lee Brice, Randy Houser and Joanna Smith providing the early ammunition. This is another opportunity for your station’s listeners to be introduced to superstar and newer performers. Carrie Underwood extended her Blown Away Tour throughout the year and has done no harm by keeping Hunter Hayes on the bill. Hayes is no longer a newcomer but not all fans have yet to experience him live in concert and when they do, will come away very impressed.
The aforementioned Luke Bryan is out with his Dirt Road Diaries Tour and has Thompson Square and Florida-Georgia Line warming up the crowd. No affront to Ms. Musgraves, who will quickly build a loyal following, but the opening acts to the other tours I mentioned should guarantee fans will get their beer cups filled during breaks and not during warm up acts. There will be no 10 percent crowds for these acts who have established radio track records already.
I could list another half dozen tours this year, including Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift, and on and on. Additionally, the best weekend for country music in Nashville will be going on next week during the CMA Music Fest. Plenty of music, not only the four nights at LP Field, but from morning through evening, there will be music stretching from 6th Ave. to the river. The non-stadium shows are filled with newcomers and middle level acts that are great entertainers. The summer is the season for country music.
Back in Landover, the kids were at Fed Ex Field to dance, drink and party as they kicked off the summer in high (word chosen carefully) fashion. Sunday afternoon—late in the afternoon—after they woke up, I’m sure they were still texting and tweeting about the event.
Country radio must aggressively get on board. Take, don’t send, listeners to these concerts. Host pre- and post-parties on-air when the big stars come to your area this summer. Find and participate in the summer fairs that have new, local and established acts. I believe that it is important for the local country station to educate the market about the range of country artists out there. If country radio does it job and “sells” acts like Kacey Musgraves, the fan will make an effort to be in their seats to hear her. This is how we learned about Kip Moore on Church’s tour last year.
I am lucky to live in a part of the country where I am within a few hours drive of many events. In fact, this weekend I am going to go to Pittsburgh and see Brad Paisley, Lee Brice and Chris Young, and maybe meet new friends The Henningsens. I know I will be there in time to see them all perform because my local station has gotten me excited about their music. (The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of MusicRow.)
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Songwriter, producer and journalist Larry Wayne Clark has passed after an extended battle with cancer. His wife Maggie Ross was at his side.
Clark, a Canadian native, is a former editorial contributor to MusicRow Magazine, in addition other media outlets. He interviewed Gordon Lightfoot, Hank Cochran, Bobby Braddock, Merle Kilgore, Mel Tillis, Roger Cook and many others.
As a songwriter, Clark co-penned Chris Young’s breakout Nashville Star single, “Drinkin’ Me Lonely,” Lee Greenwood’s “Between A Rock And A Heartache,” TheStatler Brothers’ “To Make A Long Story Short” and Buddy Jewell’s “Addicted To The Rain.”
Clark was inducted into the British Columbia Country Music Hall of Fame in April 2011. Clark will be honored this summer in Nashville with a celebration of life ceremony. No information on this ceremony has yet been released.
Funeral arrangements have not been announced.
Cards and letters can be sent to: 10-14 Sierra Ave., Rothesay NB E2E 2M8, Canada. Donations can be made in his name online with Bobby’s Hospice Greater Saint John.
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The United States Postal Service, John Carter Cash and other members of the Cash family will celebrate the legacy of the Man in Black with the release of a limited-edition Johnny Cash Forever® stamp on June 5, 2013 at the Ryman Auditorium (116 Fifth Avenue, Nashville). The event will begin at 10:30 a.m. CDT. Doors open for stamp sales at 9 a.m. and the event is free and open to the public.
Designed by Greg Breeding, the stamp features a photograph taken by Frank Bez during the photo session for Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash (1963). The stamp is part of the U.S. Postal Service’s Music Icon series; other artists paid tribute to in the series include Lydia Mendoza and Ray Charles (to be released in September).
Artists set to appear, perform or speak at the first-day-of-issuance ceremony on June 5 include John Carter Cash, Carlene Carter, Larry Gatlin, Jamey Johnson, The Oak Ridge Boys, The Roys, Marty Stuart and Randy Travis, among others. 650AM WSM personality Bill Cody will serve as emcee of the event.
“It is an amazing blessing that my father Johnny Cash be honored with the issue of this stamp. Dad was a hard-working man, a man of dignity. As much as anything else, he was a proud American, always supporting his family, fans and country. I can think of no better way to pay due respect to his legacy than through the release of this stamp,” said John Carter Cash.
“My family is thrilled that my father will grace a United States ‘Forever’ stamp, a great honor for any American, and an honor that would have particularly delighted him. It is a joy to know that generations will use this stamp, and my father will forever be where he loved to be: traveling the world,” added Rosanne Cash.
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Wednesday evening’s (May 29), Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert hosted by Blake Shelton and NBC has raised more than $6 million in pledges and ticket sales for the United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornadoes Relief Fund.
United Way of Central Oklahoma spokeswoman Karla Bradshaw told newsok.com that there was about $3 million in the relief fund prior to the concert; the fund should now top $9 million. According to Bradshaw, 100 percent of the event’s proceeds will go directly to the fund.
The evening featured performances and appearances from Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Vince Gill, Toby Keith, Alicia Keys, Miranda Lambert, Reba, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Ryan Tedder, Usher, Carrie Underwood and many others.
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