Kelsea Ballerini’s Xfinity ACM Encore
Kelsea Ballerini is up for two awards on the 52nd Annual ACM Awards this year, including Female Vocalist of the Year and Video of the Year Presented by Xfinity for “Peter Pan.” Comcast’s Xfinity brand has officially partnered with the ACM Awards, and in addition to the live broadcast on CBS, Xfinity TV customers will be able to watch awards content on Xfinity On Demand leading up to the live broadcast, plus an encore performance from Ballerini after the show.
Xfinity TV customers will have access to content including “Behind the Performance,” which will take fans behind the preparations for Kelsea Ballerini’s encore performance, as well as archival clips from prior ACM Awards. The content will also be available online at xfinity.com/ACMawards.
The Swons Leave ‘Scars’ On Music City
The Swon Brothers performed songs from their brand new EP, Pretty Cool Scars, at The Grand Ole Opry last Friday night (March 17) and then signed autographs in the Opry store for fans who waited to meet them following their performance. The duo also sat down for a Facebook LIVE visit and Q&A with the Opry’s Facebook page before hitting the stage.
On Saturday (March 18) they delivered an energetic acoustic set of songs from the new EP, as well as some crowd favorites to a standing-room-only crowd at Nashville’s ACME Feed & Seed, which included friend and fellow artist, Easton Corbin. The performance was streamed LIVE on ACME’s Facebook page as well as on ACME Radio.
Natalie Hemby Makes Her Opry Debut
Natalie Hemby had a big week last week, making her debut on the Grand Ole Opry last weekend, where she performed “Ferris Wheel” and “Worn” with her husband (and producer of her album Puxico), Mike Wrucke, on guitar. The show was a full-circle moment for Nashville native Hemby, whose high school graduation was held on the Opry stage. Last week she also joined some writers for the opening of the American Currents exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. On display in the museum is Hemby’s notebook of handwritten song ideas for Miranda Lambert and a wooden number one carved by her grandfather to celebrate her song “White Liar” hitting number one on the charts.
Matthew J. Grosland Joins DeSalvo Law Firm
Matthew J. Grosland has joined Nashville entertainment law firm DeSalvo Law Firm PLLC as an associate. He graduated at the top of his class at the Nashville School of Law with the highest GPA in the then-101-year history of the school. Upon admission to the Tennessee bar, Grosland worked as an Assistant Public Defender with the 18th Judicial District in Gallatin, Tennessee. Grosland’s diverse background includes extensive experience in both music and Information Technology.
In other DeSalvo news, the firm’s founding member, Ramona P. DeSalvo, recently was selected as a 2017 Fellow for the Nashville Bar Foundation. Fellows are selected by their colleagues, and each Fellows class is limited to approximately 2% of the bar in Nashville. The 2017 Fellows class was honored at a black tie event on March 11, 2017 at Loew’s Vanderbilt.
Bear Creek Brothers Members Ink With Kim McClean Music
Seth Rentfrow, Kevin Vermillion, and Dylan Wright recently celebrated their signing to Kim McLean Music, LLC during a visit to the ASCAP Nashville offices. All three writers are Michigan natives who’ve been honing their craft in Nashville for the last few years, and their band, the Bear Creek Brothers, is finishing up their first studio album.
McLean said, “I’m so proud of these guys and excited about the bright future they have ahead of them. They’re awesome people. Good times ahead!”
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