Mark Your Calendar – May 2013

Chris-Young-2013-AwNawSingle Releases

May 6
Scotty McCreery/See You Tonight/Mercury-19-Interscope
Chuck Wicks/Salt Life/McGhee
Thomas Rhett/It Goes Like This/Valory
Amber Hayes/Any Day is a Good Day/A OK

May 13
Joe Nichols/Sunny and 75/Red Bow
Chris Young/Aw Naw/RCA
Trace Adkins (feat. Colbie Caillat)/Watch The World End/Show Dog–Universal-New Revolution
Frank Ortega/Two Places at Once/Villa One Records
Lee Brice/Parking Lot Party/Curb
Mark Chesnutt/When The Lights Go Out (Tracie’s Song)/Nada Dinero
Adam Fears/There’s A Girl Out There/LandStar-Flying Island

May 20
Adrianna Freeman/Just a Girl/AFM Entertainment

May 27
Ali Dee/It Ain’t/Diamond Dee
Alexandra Lee/Dancin’ Round the Fire/Wild Blue Records

VandyAlbum Releases

May 7
Lady Antebellum/Golden/Capitol Nashville
Natalie Maines/Mother/Columbia Records
Pistol Annies/Annie Up/RCA
Craig Campbell/Never Regret/Bigger Picture
Various/The Music of Nashville (Season 1, Volume 2)/Big Machine Records
Various/NOW That’s What I Call A Country Party/Universal Music Group-Sony Music Entertainment
Patty Griffin/American Kid/New West Records
Courtney Jaye/Love and Forgiveness
Mickie James/Somebody’s Gonna Pay/eOne

May 14
George Strait/Love Is Everything/MCA Nashville
Trace Adkins/Love Will.../Show Dog-Universal
Amy Grant/How Mercy Looks From Here
Various/You Don’t Know Me: Rediscovering Eddy Arnold/Plowboy Records
Various/Everybody Has A Story/Thirty Tigers

May 21
Darius Rucker/True Believers/Capitol
Angie James/Sing For You [EP]/Sony
Restless Heart/Playlist: The Very Best of Restless Heart/RCA-Legacy

May 28
Gretchen Wilson/Under The Covers/Redneck Records
Aaron Tippin, Joe Diffie, Sammy Kershaw/All In The Same Boat/Big Hit Records
John Fogerty/Wrote A Song For Everyone/Vanguard Records
Claire Lynch/Dear Sister/Compass Records
Rebecca Frazier/When We Fall/Compass Records

Block-PartyIndustry Events

May 1-5
Key West Songwriters Festival

May 2
George Jones’ funeral at The Grand Ole Opry House at 10 a.m.

May 4
Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame inductions at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Murfreesboro

May 6
ASCAP Golden Note Award, during the  invitation-only 35th Annual ASCAP Christian Music Awards at The Franklin Theatre

May 14
The Nashville Chapter of The Recording Academy’s annual Grammy Block Party from 4:30-10 p.m. at Owen Bradley Park

May 18

  • Poets and Prophets: Legendary Country Songswriters series with Tom Douglas, at 1:30 p.m. in the museum’s Ford Theater
  • Green Hills Music Group seminar to help songwriters navigate the industry. 10 a.m.–1 p.m. at The Actor’s School in Franklin
  • ‘That A Fly Digital’ workshop at the Timothy Demonbreun House in Nashville, from 10 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.

May 19
2013 Billboard Music Awards, 7 p.m. CT on ABC from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas

May 19-20
Grand opening for Nashville’s Music City Center

May 30-June 2

  • 11th Annual Nashville SongWriters Festival
  • The 15th Annual Nashville Screenwriters Conference at the Union Station Hotel


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