On The Cover: 2017 ‘MusicRow’ Artist Roster Issue

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• August 15, 2017

BMLG Records’ breakout star, Brett Young, graces the cover of MusicRow’s 2017 Artist Roster print magazine, available now.

Named as the only country act on Shazam’s “Emerging Artists of 2017,” Young has captured the hearts of fans everywhere through his honest lyrics and West Coast-meets-Southern sound, aptly dubbed “Caliville” style. The ACM New Male Vocalist of the Year nominee released his self-titled, debut album on BMLG Records earlier this year. The album was recorded in Nashville with producer Dann Huff (Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett, Steven Tyler) and features 11 of the 12 tracks co-written by Young, including his current single “Like I Loved You” and the No. 1 Gold-certified debut “Sleep Without You.”

His follow-up single, the Billboard and Mediabase No. 1 hit “In Case You Didn’t Know,” solidified Young as the first country artist to hit the Platinum-certification sales mark with a song released in 2017. The video was No. 1 on Vevo’s country chart for six consecutive weeks and is currently the only country song on Vevo’s list of Top 10 Videos of 2017. “In Case You Didn’t Know” is currently nominated for a Teen Choice Award for Choice Country Song and it was also nominated for Breakthrough Video of the Year at the 2017 CMT Music Awards.

Young was also nominated for two Association of Independent Music Publisher (AIMP) Awards for Artist-Writer of the Year and Song of the Year for “Sleep Without You.” In addition to his own headlining dates, the California native is currently on the road with Lady Antebellum’s You Look Good World Tour 2017 after joining Luke Bryan’s Kill The Lights Tour earlier this year.

Also within the 56-page 2017 Artist Roster print issue are directory listings for various Nashville-related business categories, including Talent Agency, Record Label, Management, Publicity and Artist Services (Business Management, Legal, Digital, Marketing, and Promotion). The Artist Grid concludes the print directory, matching top Nashville talent with their associated industry representatives.

Exclusive print editorial for the 2017 Artist Roster includes a roundtable with top public relations executives Jake Basden (BMLG Label Group), Ebie McFarland (Essential Broadcast Media), Kristie Sloan (The GreenRoom) and Jensen Sussman (Sweet Talk Publicity) about dealing with crises in media. The issue extends to the recent launch of pop/rock divisions expanding the Nashville Sound, with Mark Abramowitz (Sony/ATV), Steve Robertson (Atlantic) and Kevin Williamson (Interscope Records). MusicRow also covers Kenny Chesney’s reigning CMA Touring Awards Video Director of the Year, Jay Cooper.

Single copies of the MusicRow Artist Roster print issue are available for purchase at musicrow.com for $30, and are included with yearly subscriptions.

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Jessica Nicholson is a staff writer with MusicRow Enterprises. Her previous music journalism experience includes work with Country Weekly magazine, TasteofCountry.com and Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) magazine. She holds a BBA degree in Music Business and Marketing from Belmont University. She welcomes your feedback at [email protected]

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