Artist Photos (7-16-13)

MCA Nashville singer/songwriter Drake White made his Grand Ole Opry debut on Friday night. The Hokes Bluff, Ala. native performed his single “The Simple Life” with the legendary Opry band and an acoustic version of “Always Want What You Can’t Have;” both songs will appear on Drake’s debut album due out early next year.

Drake White

Drake White

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Thomas Rhett was joined by Jason Aldean onstage for “Dirt Road Anthem” and “1994,” Aldean’s single that was co-written by Rhett, during Aldeans’ recent record-breaking concert at Boston’s Fenway Park.

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Pictured (L-R): Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett

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Amy Grant will make a West coast media run this week, in support of the release of her best-selling and first studio record in a decade, How Mercy Looks From Here. Her trip kicks off with a visit to the highly-rated morning show KTLA on July 16, followed by an appearance on Tavis Talks, which airs July 17 . On July 19, Amy will appear on ABC’s popular lifestyle show The Chew alongside hosts Mario Batali, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly, Daphne Oz and Michael Symon.

Photo courtesy ABC Publicity.

Amy Grant on the set of The Chew. Photo courtesy ABC Publicity.

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Cold River recording artist Katie Armiger and Season 3 winner of The Voice Cassadee Pope meet backstage in Houston, Texas before 100.3 The Bull’s 2nd Annual Girls With Guitars show at the Arena Theater. Armiger and Pope were among 11 female performers who took part in the event.
Pictured (L-R): Katie Armiger, Cassadee Pope

Pictured (L-R): Katie Armiger, Cassadee Pope

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RCA Nashville’s Bush Hawg performed a showcase over the weekend at Boston’s House of Blues. While in Beantown the guys took a tour of the city on the famed Duck Boat and visited with Charlie Cook, Director of Programming and Brand Management for West Virginia Radio Corporation Corporate Offices and President of McVay/Cook and Associates. Cook is also a MusicRow contributor.

Pictured (L-R): Bush Hawg’s Shaun Ames, Alex Wilshire, & Craig Hand; Charlie Cook (Director of Programming and Brand Management West Virginia Radio Corporation Corporate Offices & President of McVay/Cook and Associates); Bush Hawg’s Ben Helton, Russ Caldwell & Jim Phipps. Photo: Angelynn Edwards Tinsley

Pictured (L-R): Bush Hawg’s Shaun Ames, Alex Wilshire, & Craig Hand; Charlie Cook (Director of Programming and Brand Management West Virginia Radio Corporation Corporate Offices & President of McVay/Cook and Associates); Bush Hawg’s Ben Helton, Russ Caldwell & Jim Phipps. Photo: Angelynn Edwards Tinsley.

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Kip Moore, Brett James, Miranda Lambert, Sony Music Nashville Chairman and CEO Gary Overton and Bob DiPiero get together backstage during the CMA Songwriters Series event at Royale in Boston on July 11.

Pictured (L-R): WKLB Program Director, Mike Brophey; WKLB Music Director, Ginny Rogers; Moore; songwriter and CMA Board Member Brett James; Lambert; Sony Music Nashville Chairman and CEO and CMA Board Member, Gary Overton; and songwriter, CMA Songwriters Series host, and CMA Board member, Bob DiPiero. Photo: Natasha Moustache/CMA

Pictured (L-R): WKLB Program Director, Mike Brophey; WKLB Music Director, Ginny Rogers; Moore; songwriter and CMA Board Member Brett James; Lambert; Sony Music Nashville Chairman and CEO and CMA Board Member, Gary Overton; and songwriter, CMA Songwriters Series host, and CMA Board member, Bob DiPiero. Photo: Natasha Moustache/CMA

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