Industry Ink: ACM, PLA Media, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

ACM Welcomes Easton Corbin

Pictured (L-R): Easton Corbin with Pete Fisher, ACM Chief Executive Officer. Photo: Michel Bourquard/Courtesy of the Academy of Country Music

The Academy of Country Music welcomed Mercury Nashville recording artist Easton Corbin to the office while he was in Los Angeles recently. While at the Academy, Corbin performed his current single, “A Girl Like You,” from his upcoming fourth studio album. He also performed songs from his current album About To Get Real.


PLA Media Adds Matt Rogers To Roster

PLA Media has added singer-songwriter Matt Rogers to its roster, which also includes the Johnny Cash Museum, Americana Music Triangle and singer-songwriter Jesse Rice. Rogers is set to release a new EP in 2017.

“It is very exciting to partner with a company as prestigious as PLA Media for the upcoming release of my new EP and transitioning to the next chapter of my career,” says Rogers. “I know together we will connect with my fans and new listeners with what I think is the best music I’ve written so far.”

“We are thrilled to work with an artist like Matt,” says PLA President Pam Lewis. “He has a real talent for authentic country with a great voice and passion for storytelling, and we are confident that he will continue to grow and share his gift with country music fans.”


Cracker Barrel Old Country Store To Offer Deluxe Version Of MercyMe’s Lifer

A deluxe version of MercyMe‘s Lifer will be available exclusively at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store beginning March 31. The latest artist to release a project under Cracker Barrel’s Spotlight Music Program, MercyMe’s Lifer deluxe album will include three bonus tracks, including “A Little Hope,” “Sing,” and “His Eye Is On The Sparrow.”

Since 2015, Cracker Barrel’s Spotlight Music Program has highlighted five to seven artists each year by creating unique initiatives and experiences to launch music content across the more than 640 stores in 43 states nationwide.


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