The John Lennon Educational tour bus and SESAC are holding a celebration event Friday (Sept. 20) in Nashville. The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus will be onsite at SESAC’s Nashville headquarters on Friday, and hosting tours of the bus for the public from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Attendees can also enjoy local food trucks that will be onsite during the day.
Pictured (L-R): SESAC’s Tim Fink, singer/songwriter Lance Miller, SESAC’s Ellen Truley and Rob Marcus and John Lennon Educational Tour Bus coordinator Ryan L’Esperance.
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The Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) Nashville Chapter and Fifth Third Bank will hold a presentation titled Fair Use and Copyright Abuse: How To Reap Rewards and Avoid Litigation with Dr. E. Michael Harrington at ASCAP on Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Harrington will discuss current copyright problems and business issues in publishing. He will answer questions including: Can copyright protection extend to a bass line? A chord progression? The sound and style of a famous artist?
Harrington currently teaches entrepreneurship and other courses at the Berklee College of Music. His previous employment includes positions at Harvard Law School, Belmont University, UAB and William Paterson.
AIMP encourages interested parties to register for chapter membership. Members will attend the presentation for $25, while non-members will be required to pay $45. To join and register, visit aimp.org.
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The Copyright Society of the South hosted NMPA‘s David Israelite on Tuesday (Sept. 17) at BMI’s Nashville headquarters. Israelite discussed the current state of the publishing industry, including the on-going Pandora controversy and the latest congressional developments. For more info on CSOS, visit copyrightsocietyofthesouth.com
Pictured (L-R): CSOS board members Jill Napier, Bob Mather, NMPA’s David Israelite, and CSOS board members Casey McGinty, John Barker and Ted Goldthrope. Photo: Janice Jackson.
Painted Horse recording artist Ryan Broshear (R) performed his latest single “Make Each Moment Last” when he opened for Merle Haggard (L) in Franklin, OH earlier this month. Haggard is featured as one of MusicRow‘s most added singles this week, titled “I Think I’ll Just Stay Here And Drink” with Hank Williams Jr. on Blaster Records.
Stations can’t stop serving up Toby Keith’s “Drinks After Work,” which tops MusicRow’s chart this week with 3139 spins. Meanwhile, Luke Bryan’s “That’s My Kind of Night” climbs two spots, moving to No. 2. Blake Shelton’s “Mine Would Be You” holds the No. 3 spot for the second consecutive week, while Tim McGraw’s “Southern Girl” heads south, landing at No. 4. Miranda Lambert’s “All Kind’s Of Kinds” continues to sit at No. 5. Rounding out the Top 10 this week is Taylor Swift’s “Red” at No. 6, Eric Paslay’s “Friday Night” at No. 7, Eli Young Band’s “Drunk Last Night” at No. 8, Darius Rucker’s “Radio” at No. 9 and Jake Owen’s “Days of Gold” at No. 10. Keith Urban and Lambert’s “We Were Us” is once again the week’s greatest gainer, shooting to No. 30 with a whopping 664 more spins. Zac Brown Band’s “Sweet Annie” jumps seven spots, moving to No. 24 with another 249 spins. Dierks Bentley’s “I Hold On” leaps to No. 27 with another 230 spins, while Bryan’s “That’s My Kind of Night” reaches No. 2 with an extra 223 spins. Finally, The Band Perry’s “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely” comes closer to the Top 10, landing at No. 15 with an added 216 spins. MusicRow welcomes six stimulating debuts this week, with Outshyne’s “Moonlight Crush” debuting at No. 66, American Young’s “Love Is War” at No. 69, Brothers Osborne’s “Let’s Go There” at No. 72, Randy Houser’s “Goodnight Kiss” at No. 77, Gary Allan’s “It Ain’t The Whiskey” at No. 79 and Brent Cobb’s “Diggin’ Holes” at No. 80. FrozenPlaylists: KIAI, KYYK, WXXK News: Former WPPL-FM Blue Ridge, Ga. reporter Jim Quinton is launching an artist consulting firm called Radio Promotion Nashville in Nashville, Tenn. The firm will help guide artist careers and offer various services, including promotion. To contact RPM, call 615-920-2284.
In other news, MusicRow reporting station WKDZ-FM Cadiz, Ky. has been crowned the Small Market Station of the Year at the 2013 National Association of Broadcasters’ Marconi Radio Awards. The distinguished awards recognize radio’s outstanding personalities and stations. To offer congratulations and learn more about WKDZ, contact the stations’s general manager Beth Mann at [email protected].
Justin Moore recently entertained radio friends from across the country in Arkansas at Gaston’s White River Resort in promotion of his latest album, out this week, titled Off The Beaten Path on The Valory Music Co. Pictured (L-R) BACK: Eric Arnold (Warpspeed/NRA Country), Brad Howell (Valory Music Co.) Amy Staley (VMC), Drew Bland (KMLE), Dave O’Brien (WLHK), Brian Douglas (Westwood One), Bob Robbins (KSSN), Lia Knight (Lia Show), Penny Mitchell (Westwood One), John Paul (Westwood One), Clay Moden (WYRK). MIDDLE: Rick Moore (KTTS), Summer Stevens (KTTS), Curly Clark (KTTS), Nina D (KMLE), Justin Moore, Mandy McCormick (BMLG). FRONT: Billy Dukes (Taste Of Country), Jackie Campbell (BMLG), George Briner (VMC), John Zarling (BMLG).
Upcoming Singles September 23
Sara Evans/Slow Me Down/RCA Nashville
Randy Houser/Goodnight Kiss/Stoney Creek Records
Erica Nicole/Daughter Of The Revolution/Heaven-Nine North-Turnpike
Hank Williams Jr. feat. Merle Haggard/I Think I’ll Just Stay Here And Drink/Bocephus-Blaster-Quarterback
Gary Allan/It Ain’t The Whiskey/MCA Nashville September 30
Brandon Hamilton/You Give Me That/Nine North-Turnpike
LoCash Cowboys/Best Seat In The House/Average Joes-Tenacity
Brett Eldredge/Beat Of The Music/Atlantic-WMN
Krystal Keith/Get Your Redneck On/Show Dog-Universal October 7
Leah Turner/Take The Keys/Columbia Nashville
New On The Chart—Debuting This Week Artist/song/label — chart pos.
Outshyne/Moonlight Crush/MillStar – 66
American Young/Love Is War/Curb – 69
Brothers Osborne/Let’s Go There/EMI Nashville – 72
Randy Houser/Goodnight Kiss/Stoney Creek – 77
Gary Allan/It Ain’t The Whiskey/MCA – 79
Brent Cobb/Diggin’ Holes/Carnival – 80 Most Added Artist/song/label — New Adds
Keith Urban feat. Miranda Lambert/We Were Us/Capitol Nashville-Hit Red Records – 34
Brothers Osborne/Let’s Go There/EMI Nashville – 15
Little Big Town/Sober/Capitol – 11
Hunter Hayes feat. Jason Mraz/Everybody’s Got Somebody But Me/Atlantic-Warner Bros. – 10
American Young/Love Is War/Curb – 10
Hank Williams Jr. feat. Merle Haggard/I Think I’ll Just Stay Here And Drink/Blaster – 9
Dierks Bentley/I Hold On/Capitol – 8
Gary Allan/It Ain’t The Whiskey/MCA Nashville – 8
Sara Evans/Slow Me Down/RCA – 7
Rachel Holder/Lord Help Me/Curb – 7 Greatest Spin Increase Artist/song/label — spin+
Keith Urban feat. Miranda Lambert/We Were Us/Capitol Nashville-Hit Red Records – 664
Zac Brown Band/Sweet Annie/Southern Ground-Atlantic – 249
Dierks Bentley/I Hold On/Capitol – 230
Luke Bryan/That’s My Kind of Night/Capitol – 223
The Band Perry/Don’t Let Me Be Lonely/Republic Nashville – 216 On Deck—Soon To Be Charting Artist/song/label — spins
Tommy Dalton/Sweet/Red Horseshoe Records – 230
North 40/Hey Girl Hey/Rhymetown Entertainment- 210
Stephanie Grace/Loser/SMG – 209
Tim Ash/Broke/SMG – 193
Due West/Slide On Over/Sovereign 3 Records – 183
Warner Bros./WMN entertainer Blake Shelton played this week’s No. 3 single “Mine Would Be You” to a sold out show in Milwaukee after taking part in a radio hang. Pictured (L-R) BACK: Mike Ferris (WMAD), Fletcher Keys (WWQM), Charli McKenzie (WNCY), Shelton, Dave Ogden (WWQM), Kerry Wolf (WMIL). FRONT: Katie Bright (WMN) with her baby-bjorned son Leo, and Kristen Williams (WMN).
Landing ‘on deck’ this week with “Hey Girl Hey,” North 40’s Paige Logan recently received a “kiss” from a young cardboard cutout of Brad Paisley at WYCE. Pictured (L-R): Logan, Ben Merritt (WYCE), and North 40’s Heather Looney.
The Ryman Auditorium and SunTrust Bank are joining forces and entering into a multi-year partnership. The agreement will connect the two in cross-promotional activities on site at the legendary concert hall as well as through different media platforms.
“Partnering with SunTrust is a great fit for the Ryman,” said Sally Williams, Ryman Auditorium General Manager. “As financial leaders in the music industry, their clients include many of the artists who perform on the Ryman stage. More broadly, the support they provide to the industry as a whole has a positive impact throughout our community”.
SunTrust has a longstanding relationship with the music community. In 1990, the bank was the first to open a full-service branch on Music Row that is now named for its founder, The Brian Williams Music Row Financial Center. The bank provides financial services to a wide variety of music businesses and artists, actors, and athletes through its Sports and Entertainment Specialty Group.
“SunTrust is pleased to partner with such a respected, well-known venue in the music industry,” said SunTrust Managing Director Andrew Kintz. “Our clients and friends have a unique attachment to the Ryman for its incredible historical and current significance in our industry. We’ve been part of the music community for so long, it was a natural fit. We look forward to bringing our combined efforts to benefit our neighbors and the community.”
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“This ain’t no funeral, this is Country music,” shouted Columbia Records newcomer Tyler Farr as he roused the packed crowd into a party-ready troupe at Nashville club The Stage on Wednesday evening (Sept. 18). Launching into songs from his album Redneck Crazy, due on Sept. 30, Farr’s natural stage presence and strong, muscular voice stayed center stage throughout the evening.
He gave a shoutout to friend and sometimes co-writer Lee Brice, slipping Brice’s name into the song “Hot Mess.” “I’m joking, he’s married y’all, but I’m not,” Farr quipped, to the pleasure of many of the Tennessee girls in the club and packed along the front row near the stage. To their delight, Farr referenced those Tennessee girls between songs often throughout the evening. He sailed through other tracks off his upcoming album, including “Wish I Had A Boat” (co-written with Brice), “Ain’t Even Drinking” (written for the singer’s grandmother), “Cowgirl,” and “Whiskey In My Water.” He repeatedly called for fans to put their hands (or alcoholic beverage of choice) in the air, and they happily obliged.
Pictured (L-R): Sony Music Nashville Chairman and CEO Gary Overton and Columbia Nashville artist Tyler Farr celebrate 5 million views on VEVO for “Redneck Crazy.” Photo credit: Alan Poizner
He got plenty of “Family Tradition”-esque call-and-response feedback on “I’ll Drink To That,” before he slipped into the crowd for a little multi-tasking–simultaneously singing, shaking hands, and taking photos with the attendees.
As he prepares to release his debut album, he thanked Columbia’s staff and especially the radio promotion team, along with William Morris Agency, his producers, John Ozier and others who helped his career get to this point. He ended the evening with his angst-filled radio hit, “Redneck Crazy.” “Sang this da** thing!” shouted a triumphant Farr, before the crowd took over singing every word, obviously channeling the disappointment of previous (or current) fizzled relationships. Farr smartly let them have their moment, leading them through the verses and letting the audience’s collective voice ring on Country’s latest heartbreak anthem.
The enjoyment this polished yet accessible performer takes in performing was undeniable, as is the solid following he is steadily building one “redneck crazy” fan at a time.
The Johnny Orr Band (JOB) is one of the most talked-about contemporary Country acts in the Southeast, and the excitement and musicality they bring to the stage comes through on their new EP, “Down South.” This Raleigh, NC-based band is led by singer/songwriter Johnny Orr, with rock-solid support from longtime cohorts Gino Latarulo on guitars and vocals, Jack Getz on bass and vocals, and Bill Eagen on drums.
In 2012 the band won the prestigious American Country Star talent competition in Nashville, starting a buzz that has opened the doors for the group to take its career to the next level.With Southern roots planted firmly in both Country and Rock, JOB’s sound is driven by Orr’s dynamic vocals and Latarulo’s surging, but sensitive, guitar thatbring out the best in Orr’s material. He writes and sings what he knows best: tunes about the everyday man and woman and their trials and triumphs. And it’s JOB’s commitment to the music and their audience that has gained them one of the most loyal followings in the Southeast.
They’ve shared the stage with Kenny Chesney, the Zac Brown Band, Little Big Town, Josh Gracin, Phil Vassar, Jason Michael Carroll, Cole Swindell and more. With the release of DOWN SOUTH, JOB joins the new generation of Country acts that is changing an entire industry, while maintaining the traditions and integrity of the genre’s giants of the past.
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On Tuesday, Sept. 17, Old Crow Medicine Show became the newest members of the Grand Ole Opry with a special induction by Opry members Marty Stuart and Dierks Bentley, as well as Opry VP and General Manager Pete Fisher. During the pre-show press conference, Nettwerk Music Group’s Mark Jowett (VP of International A&R/Publishing) and Danielle Romeo (Sr. Director of Publicity) surprised Old Crow with Platinum plaques commemorating 1 million tracks sold of the band’s signature song “Wagon Wheel.” The single originally appeared on the band’s debut album, O.C.M.S., released in 2004 on Nettwerk.
Old Crow’s Ketch Secor was also honored the previous evening at the Ryman Auditorium during a celebration of Darius Rucker’s #1 hit “Wagon Wheel,” which Secor and Bob Dylan penned.
Pictured (L-R): Cory Younts (OCMS), Danielle Romeo (Nettwerk), Morgan Jahnig (OCMS), Kevin Hayes (OCMS), Gilbert Landry (OCMS), Ketch Secor (OCMS), Critter Fuqua (OCMS), Chance McCoy (OCMS), Mark Jowett (Nettwerk) Photo: Chris Hollo
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Whisperin’ Bill Anderson, Steve Dorff, and Bobby Tomberlin proved to be a crowd-pleasing team of tunesmiths at Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe during a recent “Songwriters-in-the-round.”
Pictured (L-R): Bill Anderson, Steve Dorff, and Bobby Tomberlin.
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Momentum Label Group recording artist Rachele Lynae recently met one of her biggest musical influences, Wynonna. Both Lynae and Wynonna were on same bill at the Sierra View Music Festival in Oakdale, Calif. on Sept. 14, 2013.
Pictured (L-R): Rachele Lynae and Wynonna
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Brynn Marie stopped by CMT on Monday, Sept. 9 to perform a few acoustic songs for Leslie Fram and other CMT staff.
Vikki Sallee in vintage publicity photo. Courtesy hillbillyhollywood.com.
Nashville recording artist Vikki Sallee has died at age 72.
The singer-songwriter billed herself as the “Queen of Hillbilly Hollywood” and maintained the hillbillyhollywood website. She was the widow of Bluegrass Hall of Fame member Doug Dillard (1937-2012) of The Dillards.
Vikki Sallee began her singing career over KWHN radio in Ft. Smith, Ark. As a teen, she performed with Bob Luman and Wanda Jackson. Jackson became her mentor, and Sallee sang with the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame member in Las Vegas venues such as The Golden Nugget and The Thunderbird.
She started her recording career on Reprise Records with such singles as “There Goes the Lucky One” and “Favorite Lies.” Moving to Dot Records, she put out “Jimmy Darling,” “Little Wishing Star” and “Wild Angel,” which became her most successful single.
Sallee moved to Nashville in 1969 and signed with Tree Publishing. Loretta Lynn recorded her song “Sometimes I Go Crazy” in 1980.
The songwriter formed her own publishing company and co-wrote her theme song, 1980’s “Hillbilly Hollywood.” It was recorded by Dr. Hook’s Ray Sawyer, among others. It also became the title tune to her final CD.
Vikki Sallee Dillard is survived by sister Bobbie Sallee Rivarde and daughters Kelley Snead and Kristi Ritson, as well as several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. to noon at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home. A Life Celebration service will be held there at noon. Interment will be at Harpeth Hills Memory Garden.
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It is a truism at music awards shows that the performances matter more than the actual awards, and this year’s Americana Music Honors & Awards Celebration presented what were arguably the best group of performances ever gathered for such an affair.
The diversity and quality of sounds was such that even the entertainers, themselves, were wowed. “Let me just take a minute to say, ‘What a night!’” exclaimed Richey Furay.
“I want to say how much I have enjoyed the talent on this stage tonight,” said Rodney Crowell. “Sitting in the audience, the light went on for me: There’s a lot of talent under this tent.”
“I’m thrilled they’ve welcomed me under their tent,” said Duane Eddy. “Throughout my career, I’ve played with the greatest musicians in the world. And I’m going to do that again tonight.”
In addition to the guitar twang of Eddy, Wednesday’s three-hour show at the Ryman (Sept. 18) also featured soul-gospel, country-rock, folk, old-time string-band sounds, New Orleans gumbo, classic country, rockabilly and ‘60s rock.
“Tonight, we’ve heard from a wide variety of music traditions, which is what Americana is all about,” explained show host Jim Lauderdale.
The sonic excellence started before the awards show even began. Nashville’s divine McCrary Sisters serenaded the folks taking their seats with the coolest, most soulful arrangement EVER of Dylan’s “Blowin’ In the Wind.” They were followed by Delbert McClinton doing a straightforward reading of the Hank Williams classic “Hey Good Lookin.’”
Since Williams earned the night’s first award, granddaughter Holly Williams offered an aching, deeply affecting rendition of “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry.”
All four Emerging Artist nominees performed, beginning with the thumping, folk-rocking poet John Fullbright doing “Jericho.” JD McPherson led his terrific and tight combo through the rockabilly yelp of “North Side Gal.” Winners Shovels & Rope — Carry Ann Hearst & Michael Trent — captivated with their harmonies and taut guitar-percussion instrumental work. The North Carolina duo also won Song of the Year for “Birmingham.”
But the show stealers of the Emerging Artists were the California old-timey twosome of The Milk Carton Kids, Kenneth Pattengale & Joey Ryan. They were enthralling, heart gripping and mesmerizing with just their brother-duet voices and rippling, vintage acoustic guitars on “Hope of a Lifetime.” “Got milk? Yes we do!” said a delighted Lauderdale after they finished.
Back to those Song nominees. In addition to “Birmingham” and “North Side Gal,” both of the other two contenders were sung. The superb Richard Thompson had rumble and dark twang throughout his dramatic, doomy and groove-drenched performance of “Good Things Happen to Bad People.” Sisters Lennon & Maisy Stella, the “Rayna James” kids on the TV drama Nashville, did their charming version of The Lumineers’ “Ho Hey.” They were introduced by the show’s “Deacon Claybourne” actor/singer Chip Esten.
All of the Group of the Year nominees also sang. All of them were duos, including the previously mentioned Shovels & Rope. Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison offered their bopping, earthy, charming “Border Radio.” Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale were rollicking and rousing with “The Train That Carried My Gal From Town.” Winners Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell offered the bluesy, country rocking “Chase the Feeling.” Emmy and Rodney also won Album of the Year for their collaboration Old Yellow Moon.
Among the other musical highlights was Performance Lifetime Achievement winner Dr. John (Mac Rebbenack). Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys presented and joined the piano-master Louisiana legend as the latter led us into a deep bayou of soul.
The Trailblazer Award went to Old Crow Medicine Show, who romped through their “Wagon Wheel.” Lifetime Instrumentalist winner Duane Eddy led the house band through his sensational breakthrough hit “Rebel Rouser.”
Spirit of Americana Free Speech Awardee Stephen Stills sang a slightly lugubrious “For What It’s Worth,” highlighted by his still-vibrant guitar work. “That was an out-of-body experience,” commented Rosanne Cash.
Songwriter Lifetime Achievement winner Robert Hunter is a lyricist rather than a singer. But armed with just his acoustic guitar, he essayed “Ripple,” which is among the many Grateful Dead classics he helped create.
Before we wander away from our music emphasis, let me say that the “house band” was breathtaking. As usual led by Buddy Miller, this year’s ensemble included Musician of the Year winner, Woodstock’s Larry Campbell, plus Don Was, John Deaderick, Marco Giovino, Jim Hoke and The McCrary Sisters.
The lone Americana award that isn’t for a music creator is the Jack Emerson Lifetime Achievement Award for Executive. Lauderdale introduced presenter Ry Cooder by saying, “The word great seems inadequate.” I couldn’t agree more. “Along the way, I’ve been the recipient of his knowledge and his ears,” said Cooder of the honoree. “Let’s welcome him.”
Then roots-music icon Chris Strachwitz took the mic. “I just recorded the sounds I love,” said the Arhoolie Records founder who has preserved blues, Cajun, bluegrass, zydeco, klezmer, norteno, sacred steel, honky-tonk, traditional jazz and more. “Check us out – arhoolie.com,” he added with a delightful and shameless plug.
Here are a few of my favorite acceptance speeches. Songwriter Robert Hunter said, “I accept it in the name of those who pursue this vocation for the sake of the song. Imagination should be the center of your life.”
Emmylou Harris said, “Rodney and I feel like we were Americana before it had a name. Now we have a name, and we have an award.” She and Miller and Thompson lost Artist of the Year to Dwight Yoakam, who was not present.
“Get your own style and your own sound, and put your whole being into it,” advised Duane Eddy. “That’s how I made my records.”
“In the 16 years we have been Old Crow Medicine Show, I don’t believe we have blazed any new trails,” said the seven-man group’s spokesman Ketch Secor. “We just uncovered some old ones. But we are here tonight, so we must be doing something right.”
Well, not only that: The group was inducted into the cast of the Grand Ole Opry the previous night. “You all probably know that from 1943 to 1974, the Ryman was the host of the Grand Ole Opry,” said Lauderdale. “Tonight, we’re bringing the Grand Ole Opry back.”
Award presenters included Ken Burns, Jerry Douglas, Billy Bragg, Tift Merritt,Hangover comedy movie star Ed Helms, Sam Bush, Ken Paulson, Joy Williams of The Civil Wars, Alejandro Escovedo, Rosanne Cash, Jed Hiily, Pat Sasone and John Stirratt of Wilco and the BBC’s Bob Harris. This was the 12th annual Americana Music Honors & Awards Celebration and its first sold-out presentation.
Taking it all in were such fabulons as Terry Bulger, Gary Pacsoza, Barry Mazur, Barry Coburn, Brian Mansfield, Bill Wence, Billy Burnette, Billy Block, Jewly Hight, Dub Cornett, Tim Easton, Jody Stevens, John Hampton, Tracy Gershon & Steve Fishell, Geoff Himes, Steve Lowery, Peter Cooper, Holly George-Warren, Dana Strong, Mojo Nixon, Jessie Scott, Bob Santelli, John Swenson, Raeanne Rubenstein and Al Moss.
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Jake Owen has teamed with Saint Thomas Health for the annual Rock The Cradle charity event presented by the Academy of Country Music (ACM). The evening will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Loveless Barn in Nashville, Tenn., and benefits newborns in need at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital. Hosted each fall by the Saint Thomas Health Foundation, this year’s Rock The Cradle will feature cocktails, dinner, live auction and a special performance by Jake.
“Lacey and I are so thankful everyday for our daughter Pearl. She has changed our lives for the better,” says Owen. “What ‘Rock The Cradle’ does to help newborns in need is incredible. I’m honored to give back and be a part of this event.“
“Jake is a friend to the Academy and has consistently given his time to ACM charitable endeavors, including participating in ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp in June,” said Tiffany Moon, Executive Vice President/Managing Director of the Academy of Country Music. “We are delighted to support Jake’s generous spirit by sponsoring ROCK THE CRADLE.”
In the past three years, the event has raised more than $500,000 to support obstetrics care and the Beaman Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital. Thousands of babies and their families have benefited from cutting-edge technology and financial assistance to those with urgent needs.
Co-chairs Connie Bradley and Troy Tomlinson created Rock The Cradle and have led the effort for the past three years.
For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit rockthecradlenashville.com
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Rosanne Cash is making the rounds during this week’s Americana Music Festival in promotion of her first album in more than four years, The River & The Thread. The John Leventhal-produced recordingswill be released on Jan. 14, 2014 by Blue Note Records.
Cash, who wrote the album’s 11 original tracks with husbandLeventhal, was joined in the studio by Cory Chisel,Rodney Crowell (who also co-wrote one song), Amy Helm, Kris Kristofferson, Allison Moorer, John Prine, Derek Trucks, John Paul White,Tony Joe White and Gabe Witcher (The Punch Brothers).
“If I never make another album I will be content, because I made this one,” says Cash.
Cash and her band will preview some of the new material this Thursday, (Sept. 19) at Nashville’s 3rd and Lindsley as part of the Americana Music Festival. Cash presented Album of the Year honors at last night’s Americana Honors & Awards show at the Ryman Auditorium in addition to an interview with Bob Harris for Festival attendees today in the Listening Lounge between 13:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
On December 5, Cash will begin a three-day residency at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. Events will include a concert, a round-robin with Leventhal, Crowell, Chisel and Helmand a conversation with Natasha Trethewey, U.S. Poet Laureate. The River & The Thread Track Listing: 1. A Feather’s Not A Bird
2. The Sunken Lands
3. Etta’s Tune
4. Modern Blue
5. Tell Heaven
6. The Long Way Home
7. World Of Strange Design
8. Night School
9. 50,000 Watts
10. When The Master Calls The Roll
11. Money Road
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