In Pictures: Dan+Shay, Chris Janson, Sister Hazel

“Tequila” Nights With Dan+Shay

Pictured (L-R): Wookie (WDSY), John Esposito (Warner Music Nashville Chairman/CEO), Dan Smyers (Dan + Shay), Scott Hendricks (Warner Music Nashville EVP A&R), Shay Mooney (Dan + Shay), Kristen Williams (Warner Music Nashville SVP Radio & Streaming), Mark Anderson (WDSY), and Matt Signore (Warner Music Nashville COO). Photo: Courtesy of Warner Music Nashville

Dan + Shay called the shots and poured the shots last night (Feb. 6) as industry guests and Warner Music Nashville executives gathered for a “Tequila” Tasting during CRS. The platinum-selling, chart-topping pair sampled new music for listeners in addition to their fast-rising single, “Tequila,” which has been streamed nearly 10 million times since release.


Chris Janson Celebrates At The Opry

Pictured (L-R): Opie Joe (WCYQ); John Esposito (Warner Music Nashville); Kristen Williams (Warner Music Nashville); Matt Signore (Warner Music Nashville); Danny Montana (WIL); Doug Hamand (Cumulus); Jay Cruze (WBUL); Greg Frey (Cumulus); Chris Janson; (Tom Martens, Warner Music Nashville); Jojo Cerda (KTEX); Gator Harrison (WSIX); Rod Phillips (iHeartRadio); Chris O’Kelly (WKXC)

Chris Janson joined radio friends and industry guests Monday night (Feb. 5) at Legends Corner in Nashville just before his sold-out headlining performance at the Ryman Auditorium. His hour and a half set concluded with a special appearance from country superstar Keith Urban, who helped make one of Janson’s career dreams a reality: an invitation to become the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry.


Sister Hazel Makes Grand Ole Opry Debut

Pictured (L-R): Jett Beres, Dave LaGrande, Mark Trojanowski, Ryan Newell, Andrew Copeland, Ken Block

Platinum-selling band Sister Hazel had their Grand Ole Opry debut on Friday, Jan. 26. Sister Hazel is kicking off the New Year with a new EP, Water, set for release Feb. 9, 2018. The six-track EP is Volume I of a collectible compilation series titled, “Elements,” and includes a bonus seventh track that will continue throughout the series. “Water” was produced by Sister Hazel and includes writer contributions from Billy Montana, Michael Logen, Neil Carpenter, and more. Fans can pre-order the EP through PledgeMusic HERE and get the instant grat track”Roll on Bye.” In addition to the digital download and CD, this release offers exclusive limited-edition bundles including an Instagram takeover from the band and the opportunity to donate to Lyrics for Life.



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