LOCASH will release their first full-length album for Reviver Records on June 17. The project, titled The Fighters, includes their latest single, “I Know Somebody,” as well as tracks such as “Shipwrecked” and “Drunk, Drunk.” The duo’s Chris Lucas and Preston Brust landed their breakthrough hit with “I Love This Life” in 2015.
“The past year has been filled with so many highlights, and Chris and I have been so honored and humbled with the attention our music has gotten from radio and the fans,” said Preston Brust. “Since we released the I Love This Life EP back in October, our fans have consistently been asking for new music. We’re glad to be bringing that to them. We couldn’t be more proud of this project and our road to getting here. The title track says it all. This one is for you. This one is for The Fighters.”
Lucas added, “All I can say is, ‘Wow.’ I feel like we can finally show the world what LOCASH is all about and the sound we want to portray to excite the fans and future fans in our industry. I can not wait for everyone to hear what we have been working on so hard for years!”
The duo will showcase tracks from the new album when they perform in Nashville on June 12 as part of the CMA Music Festival.
The Fighters track listing:
1. “I Love This Life”
2. “Ring On Every Finger”
3. “I Know Somebody”
6. “Drunk Drunk”
7. “All Day”
8. “God Loves Me More”
9. “Till The Wheels Fall Off”
10. “Ain’t Startin Tonight”
11. “The Fighters”
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The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) has named Hayley Williams of Paramore, Bobby Simmons Jr. (also known as B.O.B.), Justin Tranter, Sonny Moore (also known as Skrillex), and Tyrone Griffin Jr. (also known as Ty Dolla Sign) as its top five songwriters for March.
The recognition is part of NMPA’s Gold & Platinum Program, which identifies and honors songwriters of RIAA-certified hits.
NMPA President and CEO David Israelite praised the honorees saying, “March was an extremely competitive month for songwriting certifications with two songwriters tied for five certifications each. Just behind them are Skrillex and Justin Tranter who both earned four certifications. I am thrilled to honor these writers and congratulate the publishers who work tirelessly to promote their songs.”
In partnership with the RIAA’s Gold & Platinum Program, NMPA finds and certifies the songwriters of RIAA-certified singles. RIAA counts both sales and on-demand streams towards its gold (500,000 units), platinum (1 million units) and multi-platinum (2 million units and above) thresholds. Thousands of songwriters have been recognized since NMPA’s program began in 2007.
The top songwriters honored include:
5 G&P certifications:
Hayley Williams: “Crushcrushcrush,” “That’s What You Get,” “Pressure,” “Ignorance,” “Monster” (Paramore)
Bobby Simmons Jr.: “Headband,” “Nothin’ on You,” “Airplanes,” “Both of Us” certified gold and platinum (B.O.B)
4 G&P certifications:
Justin Tranter: “Hands to Myself” certified gold and platinum (Selena Gomez), “Used to Love You” (Gwen Stefani), “Sorry” (Justin Bieber)
Sonny Moore: “Sorry” (Justin Bieber), “Bangarang” (Skrillex), “Where Are U Now” (Skrillex), “Kyoto” (Skrillex)
SONGS Music Publishing: 3 certifications
Big Deal Music: 3 certifications
Downtown: 2 certifications
Words & Music: 1 certification
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Growing up in a family of six siblings in a rural, close-knit Mennonite community near La Crete, in Alberta, Canada, brothers Brad and Curtis Rempel idolized the bluegrass-tinged country pickings of Ricky Skaggs, the California country of Buck Owens, and the family harmonies of the Everly Brothers. Those sounds emanated from the family’s record player, and from an 8-track player their father had hooked up to a car battery in the basement.
The family had no radio. The brothers had never heard of pop artists such as Michael Jackson.
“Brad and I grew up on a lot of old-school music,” says Curtis. “We missed a couple of decades of what was popular in any genre of music, since we had no radio. But we knew who Ricky Skaggs was. We started familiarizing ourselves again with what’s current around 2007.”
Classic country and bluegrass collide with today’s rock-infused sounds on “Make You Mine,” the brothers’ first release after their signing with Atlantic Records/Warner Music Nashville.
“’Make You Mine’ is a barn dance from the 1800s that magically made its way into 2016,” says Curtis.
Band In Transition
High Valley’s sound and lineup have been an evolution over the past several years. Initially a trio with Curtis and Brad’s brother Bryan, the band found success on Canadian country radio, thanks to pop-leaning songs such as “Come On Down” and “She’s With Me.” Their self-released 2007 album earned Album of the Year at the GMA Canada Covenant Awards, while their single “Back To You” won Country Song of the Year honors. They released three more albums, earning five GMA Canada Covenant Awards, including Artist of the Year and Group of the Year. They were nominated for Juno Awards in 2012 and 2016.
Still, the brothers knew if they hoped to expand beyond Canada, some tough choices had to be made. The logistics involved in pursuing a touring career while being based in rural Alberta meant an approximately eight-hour drive to reach an airport.
“There is so much driving involved. You basically had to either move here to Nashville, or not do music,” Brad says.
“It was a crossroads each of us had to come to,” Curtis adds. “Do I want to stay in my hometown or move here and pursue music? Brad and I moved our wives and kids down here [to Nashville]. Bryan chose to raise his family in Alberta. He is happy up there working a more normal 9-to-5 lifestyle.”
Bryan left the group in 2014. After releasing several pop-country singles, Brad and Curtis also had to decide where they stood, musically.
“When country music shifted into a more bro-ish world, we didn’t really know what to do. I don’t think we were confident enough to say, ‘Well, we are really acoustic and bluegrassy,’” said Brad. “So we kind of tried to chase it for a little bit.”
“We tried to be a little bit new-school, but not too current. But being so in the middle, with no extreme, sounded so vanilla,” interjects Curtis.
Now, the wind of popular music is shifting, as fans favor more organic, acoustic-based music in the past several years. It’s a change the brothers welcome with open arms.
“We are not trying to be old-school to be a throwback, that’s just what we’ve done,” says Curtis. “We got excited when we started hearing Miranda Lambert with ‘The House That Built Me,’ and Dierks [Bentley’s] more acoustic stuff, and Lumineers and Mumford [& Sons] and Chris Stapleton, it’s this acoustic stuff. All that stuff makes me real fired up.”
Old-School Meets New School
While the banjo-inflected “Make You Mine” is sonically old-school, the strategy behind selecting the song as a single is decidedly 2016. The Rempels set up a listening site and uploaded approximately 40 worktapes, for their fans to select the songs they liked best.
“Our fans have run the whole show,” says Brad. “It’s a good thing to have several thousand people say, ‘Make You Mine’ is their favorite thing. Literally, 99 percent picked it as their favorite, so we knew that would be the single. So that was a very good sign.”
“Make You Mine” originally appeared as part of their Open Road Recordings project County Line. According to the brothers, after executives at Warner Music Nashville saw the video for “Make You Mine,” they offered the brothers a record deal.
“We had good meetings with a bunch of labels in town. It got real exciting there for a minute,” says Curtis. “But when we met with Cris Lacy, Scott Hendricks and Espo [John Esposito] and [Peter] Strickland, I loved how Warner felt like going to a coffee shop and just hanging out around a hipster wooden table with the entire staff.”
Curtis adds, “They bought into our dream of making this organic, healthy, positive, family-friendly type of music. That’s how we chose Warner.”
Producer/songwriter Seth Mosley
The signing has afforded Brad and Curtis to begin crafting an entire album’s worth of new material and time working with ace writers including Ben Stennis, Jaron Johnston and Tom Douglas, as well as Grammy-winning Christian music producer Seth Mosley, who had never produced a country album before.
“This High Valley record is one of the projects my team is most proud of,” says Mosley. “I’m blown away at the high bar the whole creative team is setting for this band. The songs are all amazing, and the sound is fresh as ever. Moments border on old-school bluegrass, while others toe the line of straight-up pop. The talent is there in bucketloads.”
“People think our music is either really progressive, or really old-school. Our favorite thing is when they think it is both,” says Brad. “We are really old-school and our producer is really progressive, so it’s like a tug of war where we come at him with banjos, dobros, and mandolins and he comes at us with some new idea that we never thought of and it meshes.”
“We are not embarrassed by any of our other three records,” says Brad. “That was the evolution and I’m glad it had to happen, but I think we’ve reached a place where if people hear High Valley on the radio, they know for sure it is us. From the very first strumming pattern, it feels like how I would play ‘I’ll Fly Away’ or any gospel hymn we grew up with, but we are playing our own song. ‘Make You Mine’ sounds like the song we were born to record.”
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Warner/Chappell Music and THiS Music have extended their worldwide co-publishing agreement with hit songwriter Marv Green.
One of Nashville’s most sought-after writers, Green has had his songs recorded by countless artists, including George Strait, Reba McEntire, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Tim McGraw and Blake Shelton, among many others.
Green said, “I have had such a long, prolific history with my Warner/Chappell and THiS Music family. At this point, I can’t imagine working with anyone else. We’ve accomplished so much together, and we plan to do a whole lot more.”
Ben Vaughn, Executive Vice President, Warner/Chappell Music Nashville, said, “Marv Green is a musical chameleon—he can write any type of chart-topping hit. It’s a great pleasure working with Marv and we look forward to more success together.”
Rusty Gaston, General Manager and Partner, THiS Music, said, “Marv is a true song craftsman. He never backs down for a good idea and is willing to work hard until he gets it right. It’s an honor to represent someone with his work ethic and talent.”
Green scored his first hit in 1998 with Strait’s No. 1 song “True.” The following year Green hit his second No. 1 with Lonestar’s “Amazed,” which spent a record-breaking eight weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Chart and earned Green a number of accolades including BMI Song of the Year, BMI Songwriter of the Year, and ACM Song of the Year, as well as a Grammy nomination.
Other No. 1 hits of Green’s include “Wasted,” (Carrie Underwood), “It Just Comes Natural” (George Strait), “Consider Me Gone,” (Reba McEntire), “Who I Am With You” (Chris Young) and “Shotgun Rider,” recorded by Tim McGraw.
Green has also written a number of top five singles including “Proud Of The House We Built” (Brooks & Dunn), “Farmer’s Daughter” (Rodney Atkins), “Let’s Make Love” (Tim and Faith) and “Creepin’” (Eric Church).
Additional recordings include songs by Dierks Bentley, Dustin Lynch, Jewel, Billy Currington, Faith Hill, Kenny Chesney, Bon Jovi, Mark Chesnutt, Jo Dee Messina, Lee Ann Womack, Sara Evans, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley and Joe Diffie.
Marv Green is represented by attorney Chip Petree at Ritholz Levy.
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John Ozier has been promoted to the position of Vice President, Nashville Creative for ole.
Over the past three years, Ozier has delivered on his mandate to build writer, development artist and catalog success at ole. During that time, Nashville has signed over a dozen writers including Jeremy Stover, Tony Martin, and Phil O’Donnell.
ole Nashville has also added artists including Tyler Farr, Jordan Davis, Josh Dorr, Adam Hambrick, Travis Denning, and Sam Grow in deals ranging from publishing to full development and upstreaming.
The company is equally active in Canada and has unique cross-border reach with a roster that includes Canadian-based country stars like Gord Bamford, George Canyon and MeghanPatrick.
“ole has always invested heavily in Country and will continue to do so, says Robert Ott, Chairman & CEO of ole. “John Ozier’s strategic, long-term vision of building success and a collaborative culture fits well with our overall outlook on Creative. I think he’s just getting started.”
“I am highly appreciative to be named a Vice President at ole,” Ozier adds. “ole’s strong support of our staff and songwriters has been key to the ongoing expansion of ole Nashville. It’s gratifying to be surrounded by so much talent here, at every level.”
Ozier, who serves as Executive Director of Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) Nashville, came to ole in 2013 with deep experience in operating publishing and record label businesses. He is also a platinum songwriter with cuts by Lee Brice, Kid Rock, Kellie Pickler, Charlie Worsham, Josh Thompson, Tyler Farr, American Young, Air Supply and others.
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Pictured (L-R): H. Beecher Hicks III, NMAAM President/CEO; Nashville Mayor Megan Barry; NMAAM National Chairperson Darius Rucker; Kevin P. Lavender, NMAAM Board/Fifth Third Bank. Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for National Museum of African American Music
The National Museum of African American Music named Darius Rucker, CeCe Winans, Keb Mo and India.Arie as National Chairs during a press conference on Monday (May 2) at the Nashville Visitor Information Center at Bridgestone Arena. The museum will be located at 5th and Broadway, across from the Ryman Auditorium.
“It’s an honor to serve and to have NMAAM right here in Nashville,” said Rucker. “I’ve done a lot of music, rock, R&B and country and I enjoy bringing people together, like the music that I love. NMAAM will tell the rich story of the development of American music from the beginning of our country’s formation up through the birth of Hip-Hop and beyond. I am passionate about doing everything I can to help as are my fellow National Chairs. We’re looking forward to our work together and ensuring that NMAAM succeeds.”
Pictured (L-R): Kevin P. Lavender, Darius Rucker. Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for National Museum of African American Music
Senator Steve Dickerson (R) told attendees that the State Legislature’s approval of the 2016-2017 budget included a $2 million gift to NMAAM. This gift caps a year were the organization has received more than $4 million in commitments in the last several months.
“This type of commitment really demonstrates the confidence that we have in [the museum] and we acknowledge the significance that the organization will have for the State’s tourism branding,” said Dickerson. “As we all know, Nashville is Music City, but the soundtrack of American music is made in Tennessee.”
Mayor Megan Barry echoed this sentiment, reiterating the City’s $10 million commitment and the anticipated impact NMAAM will have on Nashville’s tourism and music industries. Additionally, she stated how excited she was to have the museum on 5th Avenue, at the start of Nashville’s Avenue of the Arts, in the heart of downtown.
“Fifth and Broadway is truly one of the busiest streets in our state and it will be great to have NMAAM on 5th Avenue, facing the Ryman Auditorium,” said Mayor Barry. “I believe this is the ideal location for this museum and I am thrilled that we have finally found the right home for NMAAM. Nashville will now have this as a signature piece to this corridor, bringing new tourists who will enjoy our city and experiencing NMAAM.”
Kevin P. Lavender, Executive Vice President of Fifth Third Bank and NMAAM’s Chairman of the Board, moderated the press conference.
“The momentum that we are experiencing and support in telling a story, never before told, is exciting and impactful” said H. Beecher Hicks, III, NMAAM’s President and CEO. “Each of these artists understands the vision and mission of our organization and has a true desire to help us educate the world about the impact African Americans have on American culture.”
NMAAM also announced its newest members of the organization’s Board of Directors and National Advisory Board.
New Board of Directors members include:
• Karl Dean, Former Mayor of Nashville
• AC Wharton, Former Mayor of Memphis
• Anasa Troutman, CEO, Eloveate
• Damon Williams, SVP, Programming Strategy & Partnerships, Music Choice
• Stacey Garrett-Koju, Founding Member and Board of Directors Chair, Bone McAllester Norton PLLC
• Jerry Maynard, II, Former Council Member-At-Large and President of the Maynard Group
• Catherine Brewton, Vice President of Writer Relations at BMI
• Phil Thornton, Vice President and General Manager of E-One Entertainment
New Advisory Board members include:
• Debra Langford, Head of Diversity Inclusion Initiatives at the University of Southern California’s School of Business and CEO of the Langford Group
• Richard Smallwood, Award-winning Gospel Recording Artist
• Dene Oliver, who will serve as Chair of NMAAM’s National Advisory Board; serves as President of Oliver McMillan, a partner in the development of the Fifth + Broadway project
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For its Nashville trade show in June, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) invites musicians, songwriters, sound and recording professionals, music educators and students to experience Summer NAMM during Music Industry Day.
Held on Saturday, June 25 at Music City Center, Music Industry Day will open the doors to NAMM’s members-only trade show to learn and connect at professional workshops, see the latest in new gear, and enjoy artist performances and events.
Sessions will include:
· Social Media Strategies for Your Music Career
· DIY Marketing for Musicians
· Into the Sound Hole: Insights from Top Guitar Builders
· The Targeted Hit Songwriter: Increasing Your Odds of Getting Cuts
· The Pedal Summit
· Songwriting Tips from Nashville Pros
Also on Saturday, Advanced Audio + Applications Exchange (AE3) will present the “Future of Audio Summit” during Summer NAMM’s TEC Tracks. Catering to sound, studio and stage professionals, these future-focused sessions will explore disruptive innovations in music and audio hosted by leaders in the field. Sessions will include:
· Breaking the Fear of Machine Intelligence and Virtual Reality
· The Future of Country Music with Kelsea Ballerini
· The Future of Music City and Technology Innovation
· The Future Guitarist
· The Future of Metadata and Business Intelligence for Music Row
· The Future of Instrument and Amplifier Modeling
Nearly 500 of the top musical instrument, accessory, and pro audio companies will be onhand offering attendees the chance to pickup and play. Exhibitors include Fender Musical Instruments, Gibson Brands, C.F. Martin Guitars, Pearl Drums, Roland, Taylor Guitars, Yamaha, along with emerging companies like Bourbon Barrel Guitars and Stoplight pedals. Prominent names in pro audio, including Alesis, American Music and Sound, Casio, Presonus, and Tascam will showcase new advancements in pro audio technology and products.
Along with great products and sessions, Music Industry Day will also welcome the American Eagle Awards and its honorees, Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill, and the Grand Ole Opry. Now in its 33rd year, the American Eagle Awards recognize individuals that have made significant contributions to the music in America and are produced by the National American Music Council. The event is open to all Summer NAMM badge holders.
Summer NAMM Music Industry Day badges are currently available for purchase online and at the door. Admission is $10 if purchased online in advance and $20 at the door on the day of event.
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A new business management firm, Arts District Financial, has opened in Nashville, seeking to fulfill artist’s business management needs as well as providing financial services for the creative community.
Led by Brandon Hardy, the company serves artists in the Nashville, New York City, and Atlanta areas.
Hardy served with Capitol CMG for nine years in royalty accounting and financial analysis roles, before joining Big Machine Label Group as Sr. Manager, Royalty Accounting & Income Analysis. Most recently, he served as Business Manager for Lecrae, Andy Mineo, Trip Lee and DJ Promote with 40 Deep. Hardy received his Business Administration degree from Belmont University and a Master of Business Administration from Auburn University.
“I am beyond excited to launch Arts District Financial as the next step in my journey of serving artists,” Hardy said. “I picked up the guitar at a young age and found a passion for the creative process that set me on a lifelong path of service to the arts. My strength as a finance professional is my ability to create a bridge with creative individuals in which I provide peace of mind and the freedom to create. My background and personality drives my gift for balancing commerce and art, and I look forward to offering a distinctive business management solution for artists in which I act as their personal CFO and operational strategist.”
The company’s Nashville office is located at 4117 Hillsboro Pike, Ste. 103340.
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A celebration of life of Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame songwriter Kim Williams will be held on Saturday, May 14, from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. on the Veterans Overlook in Thorn Hill, Tennessee (just past the Clinch Mountain Lookout Restaurant at 190 Lookout Mountain Rd., Thorn Hill, TN 37881).
Everyone who was touched by Kim’s songs or the man himself is welcome. There will be singing, telling jokes, telling stories of Kim and celebrating his life.
Williams passed away February 11, 2016 at the age of 68.
Several of Williams’ songs became some of Garth Brooks’ signature hits, including “Ain’t Goin’ Down Till The Sun Comes Up,” “Papa Loved Mama,” “It’s Midnight Cinderella,” and “She’s Gonna Make It.” Williams wrote “Fall in Love” with Kenny Chesney and Buddy Brock. The single became Chesney’s first Top 10 hit at country radio in 1995.
Other artists to record Williams’s songs include Keith Anderson (“Pickin’ Wildflowers”), Brooks & Dunn (“Honky Tonk Truth”), George Jones (“Beer Run,” with Brooks), David Kersh (“Goodnight Sweetheart”), Reba McEntire (“The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter”), Rascal Flatts (“While You Loved Me”), George Strait (“Overnight Male” from Pure Country), Doug Supernaw (“Not Enough Hours in the Night”), Aaron Tippin (“My Blue Angel”) and Clay Walker (“Who Needs You Baby”).
In 1994, he was named ASCAP’s Country Songwriter of the Year.
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Darryl Worley will host the Waddell & Reed 2016 charity golf tournament benefiting Christmas 4 Kids on Friday morning (May 6) at the Hermitage Golf Course in Nashville. Fellow country singers Jeff Bates, Rudy Gatlin and James Robert Webb will also participate. The event will raise money for the non-profit organization that brings the joy of Christmas to thousands of underprivileged Middle Tennessee children. This year’s tournament is sponsored by Grace Pediatrics.
Webster PR Expands Roster With Mark Chesnutt, Charley Pride
Mark Chesnutt has joined Kirt Webster‘s Webster Public Relations for representation. Since launching his career in 1990, Chesnutt has become known for hits including “Too Cold At Home,” “Gonna Get A Life” and “Brother Jukebox.” The public relations firm has also added Charley Pride for representation. This year marks the country legend’s 50th anniversary as a recording artist.
Million Midnights Music Signs Jason Deere
Pictured (L-R): Jason Deere, Marie Osmond, SisQó (Dru Hill) and engineer Josh Connelly at Audio Mix House in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Nashville publisher Million Midnights Music has signed producer/songwriter Jason Deere to an exclusive songwriting agreement. The signing was announced the same week that Music Is Medicine, Marie Osmond’s new release produced by Deere, debuted in the Billboard Top 10 country albums chart. Deere has written songs recorded by Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum, LeAnn Rimes, Marie Osmond, David Archuleta, Jessica Simpson, SisQó, Jim Brickman, Diamond Rio, SHeDAISY, Alex Boyé, Be Be Winans, Natalie Grant, Point of Grace and more. “I am excited about working with the team at Million Midnights Music,” said Deere. “I know great things are on the way!”
NATAS, Regions Bank Honor Students at Student Emmy Awards In Nashville
Pictured: NATAS/Region Bank’s Lisa Harless with students of the Creative and Performing Arts, Germantown High School, Germantown, Tennessee.
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences hosted the Student Emmy Awards at the John Seigenthaler Center at Vanderbilt University on Friday (April 27). High school students from Middle and West Tennessee gathered to receive the recognition for their broadcast awards.
Regions Bank, a longtime supporter of the Student Emmy Awards, gave away a Regions green bike to one of the fortunate attendees. Bryan Scott, a student at Germantown High School in Germantown, Tennessee, was the bike winner. Lisa Harless, Vice President of NATAS and Senior Vice President of Regions, was on-hand for the awards ceremony and the bike presentation.
Pictured (L-R): Student Emmy Awards Host/Channel 5’s Lelan Statom, NATAS VP/Regions Bank’s Lisa Harless, Winning student Bryan Scott of Germantown High School in Memphis, TN, and Clifton Hunt, NATAS Nashville President and News Channel 5 editor. Photo: Tommy Lawson