Industry Pics: Jon Pardi, Cassadee Pope, Rodney Atkins

Jon Pardi Visits ACM

Pictured (L-R): Jon Pardi with ACM CEO Pete Fisher. Photo: Michel Bourquard/Courtesy of the Academy of Country Music

The Academy of Country Music welcomed Capitol Nashville recording artist and 2017 New Male ACM Vocalist Jon Pardi to the office. While at the Academy, Pardi performed acoustic renditions of several songs from his Gold-certified, ACM Album of the Year nominated album, California Sunrise.


Cassadee Pope Returns To The Voice

Kelly Clarkson and Cassadee Pope.

For the first time ever, The Voice coaches Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton have recruited those who know best how to navigate and win the competition to advise their artists – former Voice champions. Winners Cassadee Pope, Jordan Smith, Chris Blue and Chloe Kohanski will serve as advisers for the coaches during the Knockout Rounds on NBC’s The Voice, beginning Monday, April 2 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT).


Rodney Atkins Celebrates New Single Release

Pictured (L-R): Curb Records’ Benson Curb, Ryan Dokke and RJ Meacham, Rodney Atkins, WME’s Lane Wilson, Curb Records’ Jeff Tuerff, Samantha Deprez and Jessie Lowe. Photo: Rick Diamond

Curb artist Rodney Atkins‘ new single “Caught Up In The Country” features vocals from the Fisk Jubilee Singers. The track is the first from Atkins’ upcoming fifth studio album.

“Listening to the Fisk Jubilee Singers with their hand clapping and foot stomping music is really a spiritual experience,” says Atkins. “When I heard ‘Caught Up In The Country’ I just felt like the two things had to come together. It doesn’t sound like anything I’ve recorded or released before and that also excites me.”

At a listening event previewing his new music on March 21, Atkins was honored with a plaque celebrating his nine career Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum RIAA certifications to date. In addition to his sales success, which includes over 13 million units sold, Atkins has also amassed six No. 1 hits.


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