Artist Pics: John King, Cole Swindell, The Swon Brothers, Mickey Guyton

Pictured (L-R): Black River's Doug Johnson, John King, Black River's Greg McCarn and Black River's Gordon Kerr. Photo: Chris Hollo, Provided by the Grand Ole Opry

Pictured (L-R): Black River’s Doug Johnson, John King, Black River’s Greg McCarn and Black River’s Gordon Kerr.
Photo: Chris Hollo, Provided by the Grand Ole Opry

John King made his Grand Ole Opry debut on Saturday and was welcomed onto the stage by Opry member Steve Wariner.

“I couldn’t have asked for a better person than Steve Wariner to introduce me,” stated John following the debut. “He is an amazing singer, player, and an equally awesome person. I was humbled to share the stage with him. My Grand Ole Opry debut will forever be one of my happiest memories.”
Now in the Top 40 and climbing, John wrapped his debut set with his current radio single “Tonight Tonight.” Written by Marshall Altman, Dylan Altman and Andy Cortes, “Tonight Tonight” was produced by Doug Johnson and Altman.
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Pictured (L to R): Kevin Herring (SVP, Promotion), Scott Hendricks (EVP, A&R), Justin Luffman (VP, Brand Management), Peter Strickland (EVP & GM, WMN), Kristen Williams (VP, National Promotion), Kerri Edwards (KPentertainment), Cole Swindell, John Esposito (President & CEO, WMN), Chad Schultz (National Dir., Radio Marketing & Promotion), Katie Bright (Dir., National Promotion), Michael Carter

Pictured (L to R): Kevin Herring (SVP, Promotion), Scott Hendricks (EVP, A&R), Justin Luffman (VP, Brand Management), Peter Strickland (EVP & GM, WMN), Kristen Williams (VP, National Promotion), Kerri Edwards (KPentertainment), Cole Swindell, John Esposito (President & CEO, WMN), Chad Schultz (National Dir., Radio Marketing & Promotion), Katie Bright (Dir., National Promotion), Michael Carter

Cole Swindell celebrates his second consecutive No. 1 single off his self-titled debut album with “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight,” which topped the Billboard Country and Mediabase Charts this week. Nominated for CMA New Artist of the Year, the country singer-songwriter is set to make his Grand Ole Opry debut next Tuesday, October 7th on the legendary stage.

“It’s hard to believe I am thanking country radio for my second No. 1 single!” Cole exclaimed upon hearing the news. “I grew up listening to country radio and it still blows my mind that songs I am a part of have a spot on their playlists.”

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Pictured (L-R): Colton Swon and Zach Swon

Pictured (L-R): Colton Swon and Zach Swon

The Swon Brothers celebrated National Coffee Day yesterday with Eight O’Clock Coffee and “Friends” at the Central Perk Coffee Shop in SoHo. The CMA Nominated “Duo of The Year,” performed their hit single “Later On” along with other songs from their self-titled debut album available Oct. 14. The crowd enjoyed the new music along with free cups of Eight O’Clock Coffee in honor of National Coffee Day and the 20th Anniversary of the hit TV show “Friends” debut.
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Pictured (L-R): Mickey Guyton, Charlie Morgan (CRB/CRS President/WLHK), Tim Roberts (WYCD), Guyton, Royce Risser (UMG Nashville), Bill Mayne (CRB/CRS Executive Director), Steve Hodges (Capitol Nashville) and Mike Dungan (UMG Nashville). Photo: Kristen England

Pictured (L-R): Mickey Guyton, Charlie Morgan (CRB/CRS President/WLHK), Tim Roberts (WYCD), Guyton, Royce Risser (UMG Nashville), Bill Mayne (CRB/CRS Executive Director), Steve Hodges (Capitol Nashville) and Mike Dungan (UMG Nashville). Photo: Kristen England

UMG Nashville/Capitol Nashville’s Mickey Guyton recently performed for the Country Radio Broadcasters Board of Directors during the CRB board dinner, held at Hard Rock Cafe in Nashville, Tenn. on Sept. 25.

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