In Pictures: Clare Dunn, Blake Shelton, Chris Janson, Dolly Parton, Jamie Floyd

MCA Nashville’s Clare Dunn Makes Opry Debut

Pictured: (L-R): Stephanie Wright, UMG Nashville VP of A&R; Cindy Mabe, UMG Nashville President; Clare Dunn; Pete Fisher, Grand Ole Opry VP/GM; Butch Waugh, Red Light Management. Photo: Chris Hollo for the Grand Ole Opry

Pictured: (L-R): Stephanie Wright, UMG Nashville VP of A&R; Cindy Mabe, UMG Nashville President; Clare Dunn; Pete Fisher, Grand Ole Opry VP/GM; Butch Waugh, Red Light Management. Photo: Chris Hollo for the Grand Ole Opry

MCA Nashville’s Clare Dunn made her Grand Ole Opry debut Saturday night (March 5). Performing her new single, “Tuxedo,” in addition to “Old Hat” off her self-titled EP. The audience included friends and family in town from her home state of Colorado, and former co-workers from her early days in Nashville when she worked in the Opry gift shop.

 

Blake Shelton And Chris Janson Visits with Radio and Execs Before Nashville Dates

Pictured (L-R): Rod Phillips (iHeart), Kevin Herring (WMN), Michael Bryan (WSIX), Katie Bright (WMN), Charlie Cook (WKDF), Kristen Williams (WMN), JR Schumann (SIRIUS XM), Justin Cole (Premiere), Blake Shelton, John Esposito (WMN), John Shomby (Cumulus), Lou Ramirez (WMN), Chad Schultz (WMN), Kimsey Kerr (WSIX), Amy (Bobby Bones Show), Gator Harrison (WUSY).

Pictured (L-R): Rod Phillips (iHeart), Kevin Herring (WMN), Michael Bryan (WSIX), Katie Bright (WMN), Charlie Cook (WKDF), Kristen Williams (WMN), JR Schumann (SIRIUS XM), Justin Cole (Premiere), Blake Shelton, John Esposito (WMN), John Shomby (Cumulus), Lou Ramirez (WMN), Chad Schultz (WMN), Kimsey Kerr (WSIX), Amy (Bobby Bones Show), Gator Harrison (WUSY).

Pictured (L-R): Chris Palmer VP WAR, Kevin Herring SVP WMN, Michael Bryan PD WSIX and daughter Sophie, JR Shuman PD SIRIUS XM, Charlie Cook PD WKDF, Gator Harrison PD WUSY and wife, John Shomby PD NASH, Chris Janson, Kelly Janson, Chad Schultz WMN, Justin Cole Premiere and wife, Kimsey Kerr MD WSIX, Rod Phillips VP IHeart and wife, Tom Starr SE WAR

Pictured (L-R): Chris Palmer VP WAR, Kevin Herring SVP WMN, Michael Bryan PD WSIX and daughter Sophie,
JR Shuman PD SIRIUS XM, Charlie Cook PD WKDF, Gator Harrison PD WUSY and wife, John Shomby PD NASH, Chris Janson, Kelly Janson, Chad Schultz WMN, Justin Cole Premiere and wife, Kimsey Kerr MD WSIX, Rod Phillips VP IHeart and wife, Tom Starr SE WAR

Blake Shelton celebrated two shows at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena this weekend (March 4-5) with radio and industry. Shelton’s opener Chris Janson also enjoyed entertaining company backstage at the Nashville tour stops.

 

Dolly Parton Poses With Executives After Tour/Album Announcement

Pictured (L-R): Webster PR's Kirt Webster, APA's Steve Lassiter and Bonnie Sugarman, Parton, and CTK Mgmt's Danny Nozell. Photo: Rick Diamond

Pictured (L-R): Webster PR’s Kirt Webster, APA’s Steve Lassiter and Bonnie Sugarman, Parton, and CTK Mgmt’s Danny Nozell. Photo: Rick Diamond

Dolly Parton met with executives during yesterday’s (March 7) announcement where the superstar also confirmed work on a play about her life, in addition to announcing a 60+ date tour of United States and Canada–her first major tour in 25 years.

 

“The Blade” Songwriter Jamie Floyd Promotes EP With Bill Cody

Pictured (L-R): Bill Cody, Jamie Floyd.

Pictured (L-R): Bill Cody, Jamie Floyd.

Songwriter Jamie Floyd visited with  Bill Cody on WSM AM’s to talk about her upcoming six-song EP, Sunshine & Rainbows. The EP is available on Friday (March 11). Floyd is a co-writer on Ashley Monroe’s “The Blade.” Floyd will perform the new music at 12th & Porter on Wednesday.

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