In Pictures: Thomas Rhett, AIMP, Alex Williams, Connie Smith, Bobby Bare, Devin Dawson, Hunter Hayes

 Thomas Rhett Celebrates No. 1 Album at iHeart Radio Music Festival

Pictured (L-R): The Valory Music Co.’s George Briner, iHeart Media’s Rod Phillips, John Sykes and Tom Poleman, Big Machine Label Group’s Scott Borchetta, Thomas Rhett, iHeart Media’s Bob Pittman and Bobby Bones, G Major’s Virginia Davis, Big Machine Label Group’s Mike Rittberg. Photo: Courtesy Valory Music Co.

Thomas Rhett celebrates his chart-topping album Life Changes at iHeart Radio Music Festival with members of his label and management teams, and representatives from iHeartMedia.


AIMP Celebrates Third Annual Songwriter Series In Nashville

Front row, from left: Class of 2017 songwriters Ross Ellis, Sarah Turner, Hannah Ellis, and Daniel Ross. Back row, from left: Dale Bobo (Big Deal Music), Brad Peterson (Regions Bank), Rusty Gaston (THiS Music), AIMP Nashville Executive Director John Ozier (ole), AIMP Nashville Treasurer Ree Guyer (Wrensong Music), and Class of 2017 songwriter Michael Hardy.


BMLG’s Alex Williams Makes Grand Ole Opry Debut

Pictured (L-R): Jeff Lysyczyn, Big Show Music Co.; Gina Keltner, Grand Ole Opry (Sr. Talent Manager); Alex Williams, Big Machine Records artist; Julian Raymond, Big Machine Label Group (VP of A&R/Producer); Jim Weatherson, Big Machine Label Group (General Manager); Matt Malcolm, WME Nashville (Agent).

Big Machine Records artist Alex Williams made his Grand Ole Opry debut on Saturday, Sept. 23. He performed “Old Tattoo” and “Hellbent Hallelujah” from his album Better Than Myself.


Connie Smith, Dave Cobb, Bobby Bare and Lloyd Green Share Stories From Studio B

Pictured (L-R): Museum Editor Peter Cooper, Country Music Hall of Fame Member Bobby Bare, Country Music Hall of Fame Member Connie Smith, Lloyd Green, and Dave Cobb. Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images.

Bobby Bare, Dave Cobb, Lloyd Green and Connie Smith recently gathered at Historic RCA Studio B to share their perspectives on working at the Home of 1,000 Hits for a sold-out program. The studio celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.


Devin Dawson, Hunter Hayes Perform For CAA’s Whiskey Jam Takeover

Pictured (L-R): Shane Tarleton (SVP Artist Development, WMN); Hunter Hayes; Devin Dawson; Cris Lacy (SVP A&R, WMN); Matt Signore (COO, WMN); Tim Foisset (VP Streaming, WMN)

Atlantic Records / Warner Music Nashville recording artists Hunter Hayes and Devin Dawson took the stage Monday night (Sept. 25) at CAA’s annual outdoor Whiskey Jam takeover. Dawson played a dynamic set including his Top 30 and climbing single “All On Me” to a packed crowd outside of Losers bar in Nashville, while Hayes closed the night with one of his signature guitar-shredding performances.


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