Artist Pics: Dustin Lynch Gets RIAA Plaque, Chris Young Visits ACM, ASCAP Hosts Showcase

Dustin Lynch Surprised With Platinum Plaque

Broken Bow’s Dustin Lynch was surprised by the RIAA on Friday afternoon (June 26) with a Platinum plaque for his multi-week No. 1 single “Where It’s At.”

Lynch served as a special guest panelist alongside RIAA Chairman & CEO Cary Sherman and Broken Bow VP of Promotion Lee Adams for the first “RIAA Live” event of summer 2015 at its D.C. headquarters. The audience of music industry and political tastemakers was also treated to an acoustic performance.

“What a dream come true!” shared Lynch. “I have an incredible team of people that believe in me and my music and work so hard and spend time away from their families…this is theirs as much as mine. Big thanks to everyone at country radio that believed in this song and chapter 2 of my music!”

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Dustin Lynch and RIAA Chairman & CEO Cary Sherman. Photo: Daniel Swartz

Chris Young Visits The Academy of Country Music

The Academy of Country Music welcomed RCA Nashville recording artist Chris Young to the office while he was in Los Angeles recently. While at the Academy, Young previewed songs from his upcoming fifth studio album to be released this fall. The lead single, “I’m Comin’ Over,” is currently climbing the charts.

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Pictured (L-R): Paul Barnabee, SVP, Marketing, Sony Music Nashville; Chris Young; Tiffany Moon, ACM Exec.VP /Managing Director; Bob Romeo, ACM CEO; Larry Fitzgerald, Manager, Fitzgerald Hartley Company. Photo: Courtesy of the ACM

ASCAP Hosts June “We Create Music”

ASCAP hosted the June edition of “We Create Music,” its monthly multi-genre showcase held at The Basement. Featured performers included Courtney Drummey, NYC-based singer-songwriter Owen Danoff, Bear Creek Brothers, Kris Hitchcock and Kirsten Arian.

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Pictured (L-R): ASCAP’s Ralph Murphy, Kris Hitchcock, Kirsten Arian, Owen Danoff, ASCAP’s Beth Brinker, Courtney Drummey, Bear Creek Brothers’ Dylan Wright and Kevin Vermillion, and ASCAP’s Robert Filhart

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