Industry Pics: Ryan Hurd, Blake Shelton, Leah Nobel

Hurd Celebrates “To A T Tour” In Nashville

Pictured (L-R): Janet Weir, 42 Entertainment/Red Light Management; Dennis Reese, Senior Vice President Promotion RCA Records Nashville; Ryan Hurd; Caryl Atwood, Vice President of Sales Sony Music Nashville; Steve Hodges, Senior Vice President of Promotion and Artist Development Sony Music Nashville.

RCA Records Nashville artist-writer Ryan Hurd celebrated his sold-out To A T Tour on Thursday evening (March 28) with a show at Nashville’s Exit/In. Due to demand, Hurd has added concert stops in Washington, D.C. (March 21), Raleigh, N.C. (March 22), Kansas City, Missouri (April 12), Atlanta, Georgia (April 25), and Athens, Georgia (April 26). Hurd co-wrote the sultry “To A T” with Laura Veltz and Nathan Spicer.


Blake Shelton Brings Heroes And Friends To Kentucky Show

Blake Shelton with Warner Music Nashville staff Photo: Jeff Johnson

Warner Music Nashville celebrated Blake Shelton‘s Heroes And Friends Tour during a stop at Louisville, Kentucky’s KFC Yum! Center on March 1. The sold-out show featured nearly two hours of Shelton’s hit songs plus an acoustic guitar pull on the stage with Shelton and his heroes John Anderson, The Bellamy Brothers and Trace Adkins, all performing some of their biggest hits. Lauren Alaina opened the show with her powerful vocals and joined Shelton on stage for his No. 1 duet “Lonely Tonight.”

John Anderson also celebrated his slot on the “Friends & Heroes” Tour, with several of his team members.

Pictured (L-R): Steve Popovich, Cleveland International Records; Bobby Roberts; John Anderson; Travis James, United Talent Agency; Don Murry Grubbs, Absolute Publicity, Inc.


Leah Nobel Celebrates Album Release

Pictured (L-R): Jacee Badeaux, Big Yellow Dog Music; Kara Wintergrass, Big Yellow Dog Music; Sophie Hopkins, Big Yellow Dog Music; Leah Nobel; Pete Stewart, producer; Lauren Funk, Big Yellow Dog Music; Alex Stefano, Big Yellow Dog Music; Meaghan Campbell, Big Yellow Dog Music

Big Yellow Dog Music songwriter Leah Nobel celebrated the release of her Pete Stewart-produced album Running In Borrowed Shoes with a show at Nashville’s H.O.M.E. (Helping Our Music Evolve) on Feb. 28.

Nobel’s album was created after Nobel conducted interviews with 100 strangers, discussing their life stories and the binding ties of humanity, love, loss and more.


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