Mark Your Calendar—October 2017

Single Add Dates

October 2
Kid Rock/Tennessee Mountain Top/Red Bow
William Michael Morgan/Vinyl/Warner Bros./WMN
Denny Strickland/We Don’t Sleep/Star Farm

October 9
Charles Parker/Bring Back The Sun/Mach 3/Jerry Duncan
Jackson Michelson/Rollin’/Curb
Bobby Wills/In Comes The Night/MDM

October 13
Richard Schroder/Drive/Amplifier Records

October 16
Ashley McBryde/A Little Dive Bar In Dahlonega/WMN
Delta Rae/No Peace In Quiet/Valory
Nick Brennan/I Want A Girl/CB Music/Stanley Music Group/MC1 Nashville
Smokin’ Armadillos/The Other California/Gramac
Kim McAbee/Stand Still With Me/Soigne
Re Mattei/Bump Bump Bump/Trendy Girl Records

October 23
Craig Wayne Boyd/Stuck In My Head/Copperline Music Group
Dushane Band/Can’t Slow Down/Turtle Bay/KES

October 30
Jazelle Paris & David Garfield Band/I Lied/Creatchy Music


Album Release Dates

October 6
Kane Brown/Kane Brown [deluxe]/RCA Nashville-Zone 4
Alabama/American Christmas/BMG
Jeremy Camp/The Answer/Capitol CMG
Humming House/Companion/Soundly Music

October 13
Dolly Parton/I Believe In You [digital]/RCA Nashville-Dolly Records
Carly Pearce/Every Little Thing/Big Machine Records
Russell Dickerson/Yours/Triple Tigers Records
Travis Meadows/First Cigarette/Blaster Records
Kendell Marvel/Lowdown & Lonesome

October 20
Darius Rucker/When Was The Last Time/Capitol Records Nashville
Chris Young/Losing Sleep/RCA Nashville
Oginalii/The Grey [EP]
Stranger Friends/Stranger Friends [five-song EP]

October 27
Lee Ann Womack/The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone/ATO Records
Granger Smith/When The Good Guys Win/Wheelhouse Records
Kenny Chesney/Live In No Shoes Nation/Sony Nashville
Craig Wayne Boyd/Top Shelf/Copperline Music Group
Various/The Life & Songs Of Kris Kristofferson [CD/DVD]/Blackbird Presents Records
Kelly Clarkson/Meaning Of Life/Atlantic Records
Balsam Range/It’s Christmas Time/ Mountain Home


Industry Events

October 15-17
IEBA at the Omni

October 17

  • 48th annual GMA Dove Awards at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville
  • IEBA’s 2017 Industry Awards at 8 pm

October 18
CMT Artists of the Year honoring Chris Stapleton, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban and Luke Bryan at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center

October 19
The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) invitation-only, inaugural Gold and Platinum Gala in Nashville

October 22

  • CMHoF Medallion Ceremony
  • 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards air on TBN

October 23
47th Anniversary Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala at the Music City Center

October 24
51st Annual CMA Awards final round voting closes at 6:00 p.m. CT

October 29
Grammy first ballot due


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