Sea Gayle, Smack Songs, and Love Monkey raised a glass recently to celebrate Toby Keith’s new single “Drunk Americans.” The song written by Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally, and Bob DiPiero was most added this week at radio with 63 adds. During the celebration at REBAR, the venue put the song into heavy rotation, to the surprise of the other patrons who eventually sang along.
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Nashville-based non-profit Women Rock For The Cure (WRFTC) has partnered with Black 13 Tattoo Parlor to host its second annual live event on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 12PM to 9PM, which will support young women facing breast cancer. The event will include a silent auction and live music from Jeremy Lister, Kyle Andrews, and Elise Davis.
The organization with music industry ties invites friends to join them as Black 13 artists and special guests, Dannii Garbiras and Josh Davis, provide a series of custom-designed flash art for tattoo customers with 100 percent of the proceeds to benefit Women Rock for the Cure.
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Congrats to Hearts Bluff Music’s Ashley Hertzog and musician/ producer Mason Embry who were married at the Hermitage Golf Course on Sunday, Oct. 12.
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Grammy-winning banjoist and Compass Records Group co-founder Alison Brown is among 34 artists to receive a USA Fellowship from United States Artists. The grant is worth $50,000.
“USA Fellowships are awarded to innovative artists of all ages and at all stages of their careers, who are nominated for their commitment to excellence and the enduring potential of their work,” said United States Artists CEO Carolina Garcia Jayaram.