Industry Ink (3/11/14)

cassadee pope frame by frame1The RIAA has certified Cassadee Pope‘s debut single, “Wasting All These Tears,” platinum for sales surpassing 1 million downloads. With this certification Pope becomes the only solo female Country artist since Taylor Swift in 2006 to go platinum on their debut single.

Pope was also one of only two solo women in the past five years to top the Country chart with a debut release, with her Republic Nashville project Frame By Frame.

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unnamedSeveral artists and songwriters will perform a free show on Wednesday, March 12 at the High Watt in Nashville. Opening the evening at 7 p.m. will be a writers round featuring Jimmy Robbins, Josh Osborne, and Barry Dean.

At 8 p.m., Drew Baldridge and band will take the stage, followed at 8:30 p.m. by Ryan Hurd, Joey Hyde, Matt McGinn and Aaron Eshuis. The High Watt is located at 1 Cannery Row in Nashville.

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Rhonda Vincent & the Rage will be hitting the road in the newly wrapped Martha White Bluegrass Express tour bus. Rhonda, who has served as spokeswoman for the legendary flour company Martha White for 13 years, continues her partnership into 2014.

“I am so proud to represent Martha White,” says Vincent. “They are so good to us. We’ve performed at over 32 military bases for our service men & women on behalf of Martha White. We are thankful and very grateful. Our Martha White Bluegrass Express provides all the comforts of home, and restful sleep so we are ready to sing and play when we arrive at a show. Thanks Martha White!”

Rhonda Vincent shows off her newly wrapped Martha White bus.

Rhonda Vincent shows off her newly wrapped Martha White bus.

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