Mark Your Calendar – May 2016

Industry Events

GrammyBlockPartyMay 4-8
BMI’s 21st Annual Key West Songwriters Festival

May 10

  • Gospel Music Association Honors
  • Grammy Block Party

May 16-18
Music Biz 2016 convention at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel


Album Releases

Keith Urban RipcordMay 3
Kayla Calabrese/Glass Stiletto [EP]

May 6
Keith Urban/Ripcord/Capitol Records Nashville
Cyndi Lauper/Detour/Sire Records
Cole Swindell/You Should Be Here/Warner Bros.-Warner Music Nashville
Mary Chapin Carpenter/The Things That We Are Made Of/Lambent Light Records-Thirty Tigers
Ryan Beaver/Rx/St. Beaver-Parallel
Alan Jackson/Keepin’ It Country-Live At Red Rocks [DVD and digital video project]
Steve Earle/(Guitar Town, Exit 0, Copperhead Road, The Hard Way) [remastered for vinyl LP]/MCA Records

May 13
Jennifer Nettles/Playing With Fire/Big Machine Records
Rob Baird/Wrong Side of the River/Hard Luck Recording Company
Sammy Kershaw/The Blues Got Me/Big Hit Records-RED
Michaela Anne/Bright Lights and the Fame/Kingswood Records
Hard Working Americans/Rest In Chaos/Melvin Records-Thirty Tigers

May 20
Blake Shelton/If I’m Honest/Warner Bros. Records-Warner Music Nashville
The Highwaymen (Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson)/The Highwaymen Live—American Outlaws [deluxe CD/DVD/Blu-ray box set]/Columbia-Legacy

May 27
Dierks Bentley/Black/Capitol Records Nashville
Bonnie Bishop/Ain’t Who I Was/Thirty Tigers


Single Add Dates

holdinherMay 2
Parmalee/Roots/Stoney Creek
Chris Janson/Holdin’ Her/Warner Bros.
Chris Stapleton/Parachute/Mercury Nashville
Homegrown Band/Summer Song
Alabama/Come Find Me/BMG

May 9
Alan Jackson/The One You’re Waiting On/EMI Records
Brad Puckett/Start Your Engines/Phoenix Records Nashville
Nathan Stanley/Controversial Man/Stanley Music Group

May 16
Maddie & Tae/Sierra/Dot Records
Craig Morgan/I’ll Be Home Soon/Black River Ent
Cyndi Thomson/Sippin’ Wine On The Water/in2une Nashville
Alan Turner/Windows And Mirrors/SMG
Garry Lee/America/Riverfront-SMG Nashville
Southern Halo/Rewind/Southern Halo Records
Joe Loftus/Those Days We Spent On The Farm/AMG Records
Cherie Brennan/Life Is Fun/SMG

May 30
Steve Dorian/Edge Of 18


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