In Pictures: CMA, NASH FM, Cumulus/Westwood One

CMA Hosts Inaugural Nashville Music And Brand Forum

Pictured (L-R): Damon Whiteside, CMA Senior VP of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships; Lauren Alaina; John Marks, CMA Board member and Spotify Global Senior Editor/Music Programmer, Country; Maria Molin Ljunggren, CMA Board member and Capitol Music Group AB - Sweden; Frankie Ballard; Bob Shennan, CMA Board member and BBC Director of Music; and Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. Photo: Anthony D'Angio/CMA

Pictured (L-R): Damon Whiteside, CMA Senior VP of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships; Lauren Alaina; John Marks, CMA Board member and Spotify Global Senior Editor/Music Programmer, Country; Maria Molin Ljunggren, CMA Board member and Capitol Music Group AB – Sweden; Frankie Ballard; Bob Shennan, CMA Board member and BBC Director of Music; and Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. Photo: Anthony D’Angio/CMA

While in the U.K. for the 2016 C2C (Country 2 Country) Festival, the Country Music Association hosted its first-ever Nashville Music and Brand Forum on Friday, March 11 at the Gibson Brand Studio in London.

CMA invited U.K.-based brands, agencies, and music companies to learn about the growth of the genre in the U.K. and share new country music consumer research. Special artist appearances included Lauren Alaina and Frankie Ballard. Board members Maria Molin Ljunggren, John Marks, Milly Olykan, and Bob Shennan were on hand to represent the CMA Board.

 

Chris Janson, Randy Houser Visit NASH FM 94.7 in NYC

PHOTO ID: Country's Chris Janson with NASH FM 94.7’S Shila Nathan (Weekdays, 10AM-3PM).

Pictured: Country’s Chris Janson with NASH FM 94.7’S Shila Nathan

Chris Janson stopped by the NASH FM 94.7 studios in New York City to chat with on-air host Shila Nathan. Janson was on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Monday night, where he performed his current single, “Power of Positive Drinking.”

Janson also co-wrote Randy Houser’s current single, “Song Number Seven” from Houser’s new album, Fired Up. Houser performed a private concert for NASH FM 94.7 to raise money for Children’s Specialized Hospital. His album, Fired Up, released March 11.

Randy Houser performs for NASH FM 94.7

Randy Houser performs for NASH FM 94.7

 

Artists Line Up For SXSW Cumulus Media/Westwood One Show

Mo Pitney

Mo Pitney

Music fans at SXSW got a sweet treat this week, as artists including Mo Pitney, LANco, Haley Georgia, AuroraMatt Gary, and Breaking Southwest performed for NASH Live in Austin, hosted by Twix and Snickers, for Cumulus Media/Westwood One.

The concert took place at Austin’s Rattle Inn, 610 Nueces Street, where attendees enjoyed an exclusive night of music and Mars candy sampling.

LANco with Tommy Page

LANco with Tommy Page

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