For the first time in its 87-year history, 650 AM WSM is set to release a compilation volume of live, in-station performances. On June 25, the 16-track release Live From The Archives of 650 AM WSM- Volume One (Red River Entertainment/RED Distrbution) will be available on CD, vinyl and digitally. The disc features an introduction from Vince Gill, Ralph Emery’s National Radio Hall of Fame Induction and songs from Darrell Scott, The Time Jumpers, Mark Wills, Shawn Camp, JD Souther, The Grascals, Elizabeth Cook and others.
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It seems that American Idol isn’t moving viewers to download new music as mightily as it once did. The season’s winner Candice Glover only notched 54,000 downloads of her debut single “I Am Beautiful,” according to Nielsen Soundscan, while runner-up Kree Harrison‘s “All Cried Out” moved 24,000 downloads. Comparatively, Season 9 American Idol Lee DeWyze winner sold approximately 100,000 copies of his single “Beautiful Day” in 2010.
Here are the best first week for Idols coming off the show, according to USA Today:
- Clay Aiken, “This Is the Night” (393,000 first-week sales)
- Ruben Studdard, “Flying Without Wings” (286,000)
- Phillip Phillips, “Home” (278,000)
- David Cook, “Time of My Life “(236,000)
- Kelly Clarkson, “A Moment Like This” (236,000)
- Taylor Hicks, “Do I Make You Proud” (228,000)
- Scotty McCreery, “I Love You This Big” (171,000)
- Carrie Underwood, “Inside Your Heaven” (171,000)
- Fantasia, “I Believe” (142,000)
- Kris Allen, “No Boundaries” (134,000)
- Lauren Alaina, “Like My Mother Does” (122,000)
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Creative Nation’s Co-Owners Beth and Luke Laird have added Kelsey Granda as Office Manager. Granda will report directly to Beth Laird. She can be reached at [email protected]. “Kelsey was one of our first Belmont interns and she impressed me from the first day she started! Her attention to detail and warm personality will make a great addition to our team and we are so excited to have her join us,” shares Co-owner/General Manager Beth Laird.
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