CMA Songwriters Series To Be Featured on CMT Canada
The CMA Songwriters Series has expanded into Canada and will be presented as a one-hour broadcast, “CMT Presents: The CMA Songwriters Series,” which will air on CMT Canada on Friday, Oct. 16 (7:00 PM/ET; 4:00 PM/PT). The partnership was previously announced in June at CMA World GlobaLive!, CMA’s annual international artist showcase held during CMA Music Festival.
Artists and songwriters Kristian Bush, Deric Ruttan, Ron Sexsmith, and Josh Turner performed during the celebration of songs and scribes, which was taped this summer in Toronto at The Great Hall, a historic venue located in the thriving music and arts district of Toronto’s Queen Street West. This is the first time CMA and CMT Canada have partnered to present a television event.
The Moonshine Bandits Sign with UTA
Central California outlaws The Moonshine Bandits have announced their new partnership with United Talent Agency for booking worldwide. The Bandits will be represented by Alec Vidmar and Josh Garrett in the Nashville office. United Talent Agency books Nashville talent including Merle Haggard, Chris Janson, John Michael Montgomery, The Lacs and The Kentucky Headhunters.
Jonas Myrin Inks New Deals with UMPG, Capitol Christian Music Group
Songwriter Jonas Myrin has signed a new global deal with Universal Music Publishing Group and its Christian music publishing division, Capitol CMG Publishing. Through the deal, UMPG will co-publish all new songs Myrin pens outside the Christian music genre, and the UMPG creative team will work with him to broaden opportunities for him in pop music as an artist, writer and producer. At the same time, Capitol CMG Publishing will administer his back catalog and co-publish new songs for the Christian and worship market, and administer new songs penned for Hillsong Church recordings. Myrin’s hit songs include “10,000 Reasons” (Matt Redman).
Herman’s Hermits Singer Noone Records John Lennon Tribute
Herman’s Hermits singer Peter Noone is commemorating what would have been John Lennon‘s 75th birthday Friday (Oct. 9) by releasing a new digital single titled “I Can’t Imagine (A Tribute to John Lennon).” Noone recorded the track in Nashville in 2012 during the sessions for an Eddy Arnold tribute album on Nashville’s Plowboy Records, to which he contributed a song.
“I Can’t Imagine” was written just after the Beatles legend’s death in 1980 by Don Cusic, the producer of the aforementioned Arnold tribute.
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