In Pictures: Stranger Friends, SESAC, BMI, Academy Of Country Music

Stranger Friends Unveil EP at Nashville Event

Pictured (L-R): John Martin; Bart Herbison, Executive Director, NSAI; Jamie Floyd; Jimmy Metts, manager, Torque Management; and Tim Fink, VP, Production, SESAC. Photo: Joshua Black Wilkins

Stranger Friends, the duo comprised of Nashville songwriters John Martin and Jamie Floyd, unveiled music from their self-titled EP at an industry showcase at The Back Corner on Wednesday night (Oct. 18). The duo’s EP was released today (Oct. 20).

The band will headline the Broken Wheel Concert Series in Nolensville, Tennessee, on Saturday (Oct. 21). In addition, Floyd and Martin will participate in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Songwriter Session on Dec. 23.


SESAC Celebrates Margo Price Album Release

Pictured (L-R): Jeremy Ivey, SESAC Mgr. of Creative Services ET Brown, and Margo Price.

SESAC affiliates Jeremy Ivey and Margo Price and SESAC Manager of Creative Services ET Brown celebrated Price’s upcoming album All American Made at an album pre-release show at Grimey’s in Nashville on Tuesday (Oct. 17).  The new album was released today (Oct. 20).


SESAC Team Members Attend Dove Awards

Pictured (L-R): Greggory Smith, Jimi Cravity, and Cristina Wheeler.

SESAC affiliate Jimi Cravity and SESAC Creative Services team members Greggory Smith and Cristina Wheeler attended the 48th Annual Dove Awards on Tuesday night (Oct. 17) in Nashville.


BMI Hosts Dove Awards After Party

Pictured (L-R): Provident’s Holly Zabka, New Artist of the Year winner Zach Williams, BMI’s Leslie Roberts, and Gospel Music Association’s President & Executive Director Jackie Patillo.

BMI and the Gospel Music Association celebrated another successful year of Christian music with an after party following the 48th Annual Dove Awards on Tuesday night (Oct. 17). The BMI lobby was packed with industry insiders and Dove award winners and nominees, including New Artist of the Year winner Zach Williams.


BMI, Wrangler Kick Off Weekend Two of ACL Fest

Walker Lukens performs at BMI’s Howdy Texas Party in Austin, TX on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. Photo: Courtesy of BMI by Erika Goldring

Liz Cooper and the Stampede perform at BMI’s Howdy Texas Party in Austin, TX on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. Photo: Courtesy of BMI by Erika Goldring

Last week, BMI and Wrangler kicked off weekend two of the Austin City Limits Music Festival with a celebration of music and fashion. The well-attended Howdy Texas party was held at the Yeti Flagship Store and featured performances by BMI’s Walker Lukens and Liz Cooper & the Stampede. The bands were outfitted in a variety of vintage-inspired Wrangler collections and guests were given the opportunity to take home free limited edition merchandise custom stitched by Fort Lonesome.


Academy of Country Music Welcomes Lee Brice, Levon

Pictured (L-R): Jacob Knight, Red Light Management; Lee Brice; Pete Fisher, ACM CEO; and Enzo DeVincenzo, Red Light Management. Photo: Brandon Campbell/Academy of Country Music

The Academy of Country Music welcomed Curb Records recording artist Lee Brice to the office while he was in Los Angeles recently. While at the Academy, Brice performed his new single, “Boy,” and previewed songs from his upcoming self-titled album out Nov. 3, Lee Brice.

Pictured (L-R): Pete Fisher, ACM CEO; Jamie Houston, Levon’s producer and co-writer; Levon; and Liz Cost, Sony Music Nashville. Photo: Michel Bourquard/Academy of Country Music

Columbia Nashville/Epic Records recording group Levon also visited the Los Angeles office and performed their current single, “Ms. Marianne,” and other songs from their self-titled EP, Levon.

Click here to watch a video from Levon’s visit featuring an exclusive interview and clips from their performance.




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