Artist Updates: Thompson Square, Brandy Clark, High Valley, Ronnie McDowell, Ruthie Collins

Thompson Square’s Shawna and Keifer Thompson Welcome First Child

Photo courtesy Thompson Square.

Photo courtesy Thompson Square.

Thompson Square’s Shawna and Keifer Thompson welcomed their first child, Rigney Cooper Thompson, on Jan. 24 at 2:46 a.m. CT. The boy weighed 7 lbs and 13 oz and is 19 inches long.

The name “Rigney” is the maiden name of Shawna Thompson’s grandmother.

“We’re so excited to be able to share this monumental day with all of you,” Shawna and Keifer said in a statement via social media. “We’ve had many wonderful things happen to us but this absolutely tops them all. We want to thank you all for being there for us and our music and for all of your support during our pregnancy. We can’t wait to see you out on the road this year but until then. . .Please say hello and welcome to this big ol world, Rigney Cooper Thompson aka #coopert #cooperman #coopdeville #coopdog #sircoopsalot.”

 

Warner Music Nashville Showcases Brandy Clark, High Valley at iHeart Summit

Kevin Herring, SVP, Promotion, WMN; Michael Jordan, iHeart; Brad Rempel, High Valley; Kristen Williams, VP, Promotion, WMN; Rod Phillips, iHeart; Brandy Clark; Curtis Rempel, High Valley; Jordan Pettit, VP, Promotion, WMN; Michael Bryan, iHeart.

Pictured (L-R): Kevin Herring, SVP, Promotion, WMN; Michael Jordan, iHeart; Brad Rempel, High Valley; Kristen Williams, VP, Promotion, WMN; Rod Phillips, iHeart; Brandy Clark; Curtis Rempel, High Valley; Jordan Pettit, VP, Promotion, WMN; Michael Bryan, iHeart.

Warner Music Nashville showcased duo High Valley as well as Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Brandy Clark at the iHeart Summit recently. High Valley performed their debut single “Make You Mine” while Clark previewed songs from her upcoming album due later this year, including her new single “Girl Next Door.”

 

Ronnie McDowell Releases Autobiography

Screen Shot 2016-01-25 at 9.31.39 AMRonnie McDowell has released the autobiography, Bringing It To You Personally. The book includes more than 100 photos, and chronicles McDowell’s four decades in the entertainment industry. McDowell’s hits include “Older Women” and “You’re Gonna Ruin My Bad Reputation.”

The book is available on McDowell’s website.

 

 

Curb Records’ Ruthie Collins Debuts Lifestyle Series on Country Now

Curb Records artist Ruthie Collins has debuted the original lifestyle series Pinterest “Pass or Fail” on Country Now. The six episode series will air weekly on Thursdays, and will run through Feb. 25.

Watch a preview of the series below.

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