Industry Ink: Kane Brown, SiriusXM, Tony Brown

Pictured (L-R): RCA Nashville SVP Promotion Dennis Reece, Sony Music Nashville’s SVP Legal & Business Affairs Angie Magill, Sony Music Nashville’s Director Marketing Jen Way, VP Digital Strategy Ed Rivadavia, Kane Brown, Sony Music Nashville’s Chairman & CEO Randy Goodman, EVP Marketing & New Business John Zarling, VP Sales & Streaming Caryl Atwood, EFG Management’s Martha Earls, SMN COO/EVP Ken Robold

Kane Brown Surprised With RIAA Certification News On Eve of His New Album Experiment’s Release

On the eve of the release of his new album, ExperimentKane Brown was surprised with the RIAA certifications of “What If’s” now 4-x Platinum,“Heaven” now 3-x Platinum and “Lose It” now Gold.  Brown’s career streams surpass 2 billion, with “What Ifs” at over 500 million and “Heaven” at more than 440 million.

CMA Awards Take Over SiriusXM’s The Highway

SiriusXM will launch “CMA Awards Radio” on SiriusXM’s The Highway channel beginning Monday Nov. 12 through Nov. 14. The limited-run channel takeover will feature a live simulcast of  The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” on November 14 from 8:00 pm -11:00 pm ET, which broadcasts live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on ABC. SiriusXM’s “CMA Awards Radio” will highlight music from 2018 CMA Awards nominees like Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Florida Georgia Line, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and many more. It will also present original radio specials and interviews with nominees and performers from the CMA Awards rehearsals and on the red carpet. The channel takeover will air via satellite on channel 56, and through the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at

Tony Brown’s Elvis, Strait To Jesus Named New York City Big Book Awards Winner

Elvis, Strait, to Jesus by Tony Brown has received recognition from the New York City Big Book Awards as a winner in the category of Arts & Entertainment. Elvis, Strait, to Jesus was also recognized as a distinguished favorite in the category of Coffee Table Books. The competition is judged by experts from different aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters. Selected award Winners and Distinguished Favorites are based on overall excellence. The book compiles the iconic 40-year career of award-winning producer Brown.


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