The National Trust for Historic Preservation has announced that Nashville’s Music Row was named to its 2019 list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places, an annual list that spotlights important examples of our nation’s architectural and cultural heritage that are at risk of destruction or irreparable damage.
Despite its role in the identity, economy, and culture of the city and Nashville’s reputation as Music City for more than 60 years, vital pieces of Nashville’s Music Row are being lost to growing pressure from Nashville’s rapid pace of development. Since 2013, there have been more than 50 demolitions on Music Row, as compared to the 13 demolitions that took place from 2000-2012. The majority of those demolitions were for new developments permitted by Specific Plan rezonings, for high-rise apartments and offices with no provisions to serve the music industry.
By naming Music Row to its 11 Most Endangered list, the National Trust is signaling its grave concern over the non-music industry related development on Music Row in recent years.
“Music Row is exactly the kind of cultural district that many other cities have been trying to create,” said Katherine Malone-France, interim chief preservation officer of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. “The sweeping arc of the past and present of the music industry can be felt in Nashville’s modest late-19th century bungalows and small-scale commercial buildings that have inspired and incubated the creation of music for generations. If demolitions and zoning exemptions continue, this one-of-a-kind musical ecosystem will be lost forever.”
The Metro Planning Department recently released its draft Music Row Vision Plan and is accepting public comment on the plan until June 3. Metro Nashville will hold elections Aug. 1 for mayor and members of Metro Council, marking an opportunity for citizens and fans of Music Row nationwide to voice their support for ensuring the community and character that makes Music Row a one-of-a-kind cultural district endures for generations.
The National Trust and its partner Historic Nashville, Inc. are asking the Metro Planning Department and Metro Nashville’s elected officials to make key changes to the draft Music Row Vision Plan and to enact the creation of new preservation tools including:
Discontinue Specific Plan exemptions that ultimately encourage demolitions;
Eliminate recommendations for increased building height allowances anywhere in the Music Row area;
Designate Music Row as a Cultural Industry District in recognition of its unique role in Nashville’s economy and its worldwide significance
Provide support to create a non-profit entity to promote and preserve Music Row that would manage a revolving fund to preserve significant properties for use by music businesses; provide financial options (such as low or no-interest loans) to music businesses for expansion, rehabilitation, retention, and innovation, and promote Music Row to attract new music businesses.
“With the loss of so many historic resources since Music Row’s designation as a National Treasure in 2015, it’s critical that the city coalesces plans to protect this neighborhood—which is internationally renowned for its contribution to music culture—and keeps it viable for the creative class that built our music industry,” said Tim Walker, executive director of the Metro Nashville Historical Commission.
The National Trust’s national audience are encouraged to sign a letter to Nashville lawmakers urging them help preserve the area.
Jessica Nicholsonhttps://musicrow.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/MusicRow-header-logo-Mar19B.pngJessica Nicholson2019-05-30 09:24:452019-05-30 09:24:45Nashville’s Music Row Named One Of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places
For over 20 years SunTrust has been hosting its annual Hot Dog Day every June and this year’s event, co-hosted by the Country Music Hall Of Fame and Museum, is set for June 6 at SunTrust on Music Row, 1026 17th Avenue South from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
As always there will be plenty of food, fun, and great entertainment provided by Warner Chappell Music featuring sets by Ben Gallaher and Johnny Dailey.
Lorie Hollabaughhttps://musicrow.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/MusicRow-header-logo-Mar19B.pngLorie Hollabaugh2019-05-30 09:02:492019-05-30 09:02:4921st Annual SunTrust Hot Dog Day Set For June 6
iHeartRadio Canada has launched Canada’s first-ever, national country radio brand, Pure Country. Rolling out across 13 Canadian radio stations from Northern B.C. to Truro, NS , as well as the iHeartRadio Canada app and PureCountry.ca, Pure Country delivers everything country listeners love, now with a new name and look.
Pure Country is anchored by local morning and afternoon drive shows, while iHeartRadio Canada host Shannon Ella hosts a nationally syndicated midday show weekdays on all Pure Country stations. Ella joins the Pure Country team after on air positions with Today’s Country BX93 in London and KHJ in Fredericton.
Additional programming on Pure Country includes the iHeartRadio Pure Country Countdown, hosted by Sophie Moroz and Jeff Hopper, airing Saturday and Sundays on all Pure Country stations across Canada. The hosts count down the 20 biggest songs of the week, plus brand new music with “What’s On Tap”, a throwback with “Pure Country Yearbook”, and music from the “Feature Artist of the Week.”
Pure Country also airs the Bobby Bones Show during the evenings, and Bobby Bones Country Top 30 Countdown on the weekends from Nashville. Pure Country will also get exclusive access and behind-the-scenes footage from some of the biggest country festivals this summer, including Cavendish Beach Music Festival and Boots and Hearts Music Festival.
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Hutton Hotel in Nashville will host a series of weekend Writers Retreats in July, August and September 2019.
Aspiring songwriters will be able to learn from other writers and sound engineers during each of the three four-day workshops. Guests will spend time in the hotel’s writer studios learning about the creative process, see the sights of Nashville, and leave the weekend with their first recordings. The Writers Retreats will be under the direction Adam Taylor, Technical Production and Writers Studio Manager, who has recorded eight Grammy-nominated albums, and Jill Schmidt, Director of Programming for Analog at Hutton Hotel.
The retreat will host an intimate group of up to four guests for each weekend, each staying in their own one bedroom suite or Executive King room at the iconic hotel. Songwriter Jamie Floyd will host in July and September, and Pete Sallis will host in August. Sound engineer Sean Sullivan will work with the writers to learn how to lay down tracks in the Studios.
The Writers Retreat package includes accommodations in Hutton Hotel’s Executive King, Midtown One-Bedroom or West End One-Bedroom suites; a food and beverage credit of $250 to use throughout the stay; welcome reception in the Writers Studios; time with a songwriter in the Writers Studios; time with a sound engineer in the Writers Studios; solo time in the hotel’s Writers Studios for writing and brainstorming. Rates for the Writers Retreats begin at $2,420 plus tax for three nights for an Executive King.
Maren Morris and Zedd recorded their smash hit “The Middle” at the Hutton Hotel’s Writers Studios. Dierks Bentley and Ryan Tedder helped idealize the concept each of the writer’s studios, which opened in 2017.
Jessica Nicholsonhttps://musicrow.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/MusicRow-header-logo-Mar19B.pngJessica Nicholson2019-05-29 16:47:432019-05-29 16:47:43Nashville's Hutton Hotel To Host Summer Songwriting Retreats
Pictured (standing, L-R): Grace Reinbold, Sarah Brosmer, Beverly Keel, Erika Wollam-Nichols. (Sitting, L-R): Gayle Hill, Judi Turner Trisha Walker-Cunningham Photo: Ed Rode
SOURCE Nashville held its monthly luncheon at ASCAP on May 23, celebrating the seven women who will soon be inducted into the SOURCE Hall of Fame.
The 2019 inductees are Sarah Brosmer (WMFD Radio, Ray Stevens Music, MusiVerse, a division of PolyGram, Compleat Records, MCA Records, Sony Records, Lytle Management), Gayle Hill (Epic Records, G Hill & Company, Sound City Tours), Beverly Keel (Nashville Banner, Polydor Records, American Profile, People magazine, Tennessean, UMG Nashville, MTSU); Grace Reinbold (World Wide Media, What A Trip! Inc., rockUnashville), Judi Turner (Country Music Association, Network Ink, Turner & Company, Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, Leadership Music), Trisha Walker-Cunningham (Radio Luxembourg London, UK, MC Promotions London, UK, TWI, Trisha Walker International, Nashville, TN) and Erika Wollam-Nichols (Greater Nashville Arts Foundation, Pro-Tours, NSAI, Tennessee Performing Arts Center, WPLN; Nashville Public Radio, Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, The First Amendment Center, The Bluebird Cafe).
Presented by Springer Mountain Farms, this year marks the 17th anniversary of the SOURCE Hall of Fame Awards. Set for Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019 at the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in the Historic Municipal Auditorium (401 Gay Street, Nashville, TN 37201), the annual awards show will honor and induct a select group of “Women Behind The Music” into the SOURCE Hall of Fame.
SOURCE Hall of Fame inductees are nominated and inducted based upon peer recommendations, biographies, accomplishments, reputation, the number of years each individual has worked within the entertainment industry, and level of community involvement.
Jessica Nicholsonhttps://musicrow.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/MusicRow-header-logo-Mar19B.pngJessica Nicholson2019-05-29 16:44:352019-05-29 16:44:35SOURCE Honors 2019 Hall Of Fame Inductees During Nashville Luncheon
Universal Music Group Nashville has named Rachel Fontenot as Senior Director of Marketing & Artist Development for the label group consisting of Capitol Records Nashville, EMI Records Nashville, Mercury Nashville and MCA Nashville.
“Rachel is one of the most creative, passionate, skilled marketers I have ever had the pleasure of working with,” says UMG Nashville President Cindy Mabe. “She brings a wealth of experience met with a collaborative spirit and a distinct vision for where our artists and music are going. She’s highly respected in our building and in the community. I’m so excited to have Rachel on the Universal team as she is helping us redefine the marketplace every day.”
Fontenot began her career with BMG Nashville and held several positions within the company including production, sales, artist development and marketing. She served as Director of Marketing at Sony BMG where she oversaw the marketing campaigns and international marketing efforts for the entire Sony Music Nashville roster. Fontenot also launched her own artist consulting firm in 2017 where she focused on marketing strategy and artist development while maximizing her well-established relationships with record labels, artists and managers. In her new role at UMG Nashville, Fontenot will oversee day-to-day artist development and marketing efforts for Lauren Alaina, Gary Allan, Eric Church, Vince Gill, Sam Hunt, Brandon Lay, Jon Pardi, Shania Twain and Brothers Osborne.
UMG Nashville’s artist roster which includes Adam Hambrick Alan Jackson, Billy Currington, Brandon Lay, Brothers Osborne, Carrie Underwood, Caylee Hammack, CB30, Chris Stapleton, Clare Dunn, Darius Rucker, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Gary Allan, George Strait, Hootie & the Blowfish, Jon Langston, Jon Pardi, Jordan Davis, Josh Turner, Kacey Musgraves, Kassi Ashton, Keith Urban, Kip Moore, Lauren Alaina, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Maddie & Tae, Mickey Guyton, Sam Hunt, Shania Twain, Travis Denning, and Vince Gill.
The Peach Pickers (Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson, and Ben Hayslip) have announced the lineup of friends joining them for their “Gretsch Presents the 6thAnnual Georgia On My Mind” concert on Wednesday, July 17 at the Ryman Auditorium. Jamey Johnson, John Berry, Craig Campbell, Brent Cobb, Travis Denning, Lindsay Ell, Ray Fulcher, Amy Ray of Indigo Girls, Michael Ray, Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out will all perform at the annual Georgia-centric benefit, as well as surprise guests and a special performance by the Otis Redding Foundation’s DREAM Choir.
“This annual night of music has been so successful because of the generosity of the artists who participate,” said Dallas Davidson, longtime chair of the Georgia Music Foundation. “The camaraderie on stage reflects the friendships and mutual respect that Ben, Rhett and I have for the musicians and Georgians who have been a part of and influenced our careers.”
Tickets are $54.50 and $44.50 and are available via Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com, ryman.com or by calling 800-745-3000.
The efforts of the Peach Pickers and friends have enabled the Georgia Music Foundation, which supports programs of music education, preservation and outreach, to award nearly $400,000 in grants to music programs at schools and non-profit organizations over the past five years.
The Peach Pickers, all Georgia natives, have accumulated more than 70 No. 1 songs collectively and individually since 2010, and earned numerous awards and accolades. Their respective catalogs include hit songs “I Don’t Want This Night To End,” “All About Tonight,” “Gimme That Girl,” “Just A Kiss,” “When She Says Baby,” “Boys Round Here,” “It Goes Like This,” “We Owned The Night,” “I’m Gonna Love You Through It,” “Point At You,” “That’s My Kind Of Night,” “Rain Is A Good Thing,” “Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day,” “Star of the Show,” and many more.
Lorie Hollabaughhttps://musicrow.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/MusicRow-header-logo-Mar19B.pngLorie Hollabaugh2019-05-29 16:21:022019-05-29 16:21:02Jamey Johnson, Lindsay Ell, Travis Denning To Play 6th Annual Georgia On My Mind Benefit
The Country Music Association is honoring late music industry executive Rob Potts with the launch of the Rob Potts International Exchange Program. The four-week industry-focused program, which launches next year, will select two recipients—one from the United States and one from Australia or New Zealand.
Applicants for the Rob Potts International Exchange Program must be either a full-time college/university student or emerging industry professional between the ages of 18 and 25. The U.S. recipient’s program will take place in Australia, while the recipient from Australia/New Zealand will undertake the program in Nashville–with costs covered by the exchange program.
Both recipients will have a primary contact to guide them during the program. Those selected will participate in a series of internships and networking opportunities in Nashville or Australia. CMA task force groups in Nashville and Australia developed the comprehensive work experience program designed to expose individuals to various parts of the business, including the following areas: Marketing/Digital, Media/Public Relations, Booking Agency, Management, Record Labels, Publishing/PRO, Live Events/Stage Production, Radio, Video Production and Recording Studio. The exchange program is not intended for an individual pursuing a career as an artist or songwriter.
The application for the program is open now and closes at 11:59 p.m. CT on Sunday, June 30. Eligible applicants are encouraged to apply at CMAworld.com. The two selected recipients will be notified later this year.
“We are honored to celebrate the legacy of Rob and his contribution to the country music industry through this exchange program and are looking forward to impacting the next generation of music industry professionals through this international program,” says Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “Even though his home was miles away in Australia, he was a regular fixture here in Nashville. I still expect to see him in the crowd at CMA Fest. Rob was a tireless advocate for Country Music and we are delighted to engage a new generation of the industry in his honor.”
“Anyone who ever met Rob knows how he could light up any room with his smile and energy,” says John Esposito, Warner Music Nashville Chairman/Chief Executive Officer and CMA Board member. “His passion for country music was unwavering. His passion to have it expand internationally was boundless. I am so thrilled to be a small part of helping lead the CMA task force that created this program. It will benefit future executives in the Country Music business. I’m sure Rob is smiling down on us as we carry the torch of his legacy!”
“The dream my father pursued for three decades was to build a bridge between country music in Australia and in Nashville, behind the scenes as much as on stage,” says Jeremy Dylan, Potts’ son. “This program will honor his legacy and further expand the global exchange of people and ideas that has made country music a truly international genre. I’m very grateful to Sarah, Milly Olykan, everyone at CMA, and everyone else who helped bring this project to fruition, and I’m excited to see the successful applicants embrace these amazing opportunities.”
“Country Music fans, artists and the greater global industry will forever be indebted to Rob for his immeasurable and unwavering dedication to developing country music, both in Australia and across the globe,” says Matthew Lazarus Hall, CMC Rocks Chief Executive Officer and CMA board member. “While always heavily involved in the detail, Rob never took his eye off the big picture, using his passion and expertise to bridge the gap between Australia and Nashville, and steering his efforts towards lasting growth and long-term development to build the Country Music profile and advocate for emerging artists. His impact is still evident today in his support and contributions to CMA, CMC, FANGATE and the CMAA Academy of Country Music. It has been an honor to work alongside such a passionate and inspiring friend, and we hope that the Rob Potts International Exchange Program will carry on his legacy for enhancing country music across the globe.”
Celebrated Australian manager, promoter, country music champion and CMA Board member, Potts’ career spanned more than 30 years. As CEO of his company Entertainment Edge, Potts helped open doors for Australian Country artists including Tommy Emmanuel, Morgan Evans and Keith Urban, in addition to serving as manager for Evans. His success in the touring of U.S. country artists in Australia led to Potts establishing the CMC Rocks festival brand and forging a long-running partnership with Michael Chugg of Chugg Entertainment. Their flagship, CMC Rocks Queensland, is now the biggest country music festival in the Southern Hemisphere.
Jessica Nicholsonhttps://musicrow.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/MusicRow-header-logo-Mar19B.pngJessica Nicholson2019-05-29 16:10:372019-05-29 16:10:37CMA Honors Late Industry Exec Rob Potts With International Exchange Program
Pictured (L-R): producer Dann Huff, co-writers Ben Caver, Brett Young, Charles Kelley, Justin Ebach. Photo: Ed Rode Photography
Music industry members partied once back at work after the Memorial Day weekend at the “Here Tonight” No. 1 party on Tuesday (May 28), celebrating Brett Young‘s fifth consecutive No. 1 hit. Black v-neck tees and dark jeans was apparently the dress code for the afternoon for co-writers Young, Ben Caver, Charles Kelley and Justin Ebach, as it was for producer Dann Huff and many more as the celebration went on. ASCAP’s always charming Beth Brinker got everything started and served as host.
Brinker quickly brought up ASCAP’s Michael Martin to the mic. “I think the best part for me is meeting him at the beginning of the Nashville journey,” Martin said of Young. “Before you officially moved to town, before you made the indie record, before the record deal, and now to see the fruit of your work with you and your team is amazing.”
Martin reveled at Young’s success with now five No. 1 songs. “In a row!” Big Machine Label Group’s Jimmy Harnen corrected him from the crowd.
Brinker came back to the mic to talk about co-writer Kelley, who notched his eighth No. 1 hit as a songwriter. “Charles, it’s so great to see you influencing country radio outside of [Lady Antebellum] and I hope there will be much more of that, because we love celebrating you.”
“There is nothing I love more than a first time No. 1, and that’s what we’re celebrating today,” Brinker continued of ASCAP writer Caver. Brinker also bragged on Caver’s singing, which can be heard on the “Here Tonight” record.
SESAC’s Shannan Hatch was on hand to celebrate SESAC writer Ebach’s fourth country No. 1, the first of which was another Brett Young hit, “Sleep Without You.”
“It’s a very rare day when I look at the charts and I don’t see Justin Ebach’s name in several different places,” Hatch said. “He is clearly a hard worker.”
Hatch then turned the floor over to Ebach’s publisher and wife, Curb|Word Publishing’s Janine Ebach. She bragged on the co-writers and producer Huff, and gifted them and the BMLG radio team with chalices.
Janine Ebach also announced that “Here Tonight” narrowly fell into the qualification period so that Justin Ebach will receive a CMA Triple Play Award. “Thank you BMLG radio team and Jesus because this landed within a 12-month period so he gets the CMA Triple Play award. The timing could not have been better!” she said.
Big Machine Music’s Mike Molinar followed Ebach up saying, “Good job, Janine. That was an hour and a half shorter than the ‘Sleep Without You’ party.” The room roared with laughter and applause. Molinar made sure to first thank Young’s management team at 377 Management and Van Haze at Red Light Management.
Molinar gave a big shout out to the BMLG team, “To all of BMLG, it takes a village. All of our colleagues, it’s just impressive to be on the campus with you all. To the A&R team, to Scott Borchetta—from whom all gifts are given, it’s God then Scott Borchetta,” he quipped. “BMLG and the promo team, Harnen, Matthew, MTK, all the apes, let’s hear it!”
Pictured (L-R, back row): BMLG Record’s Madeline Farr, BMLG’s Scott Borchetta, Producer Dann Huff, Ben Caver, Brett Young, Charles Kelley, Justin Ebach, BMLG Record’s Andi Brooks; (L-R, front row): BMLG Record’s Matthew Hargis, Michelle Kammerer, Jimmy Harnen, Cherylynne Nader, Andrew Thoen. Photo: Ed Rode Photography
Molinar also thanked Huff and his partner-in-crime engineer, Justin Niebank, and finally Big Machine Music writer Brett Young. “Let’s go for six!” he said.
Black River’s Katie Barolak kept it short and sweet, congratulating Black River writer Caver on his first No. 1.
“Who wants to hear from another publisher?” Warner/Chappell’s BJ Hill joked. He then took off his jacket to reveal that he, too, was wearing a black v-neck and dark jeans, fitting in with the rest of the crowd on stage. Hill was there to speak for Ebach.
When BMLG President and CEO Scott Borchetta took to the stage, he also removed his jacket to reveal a black v-neck and dark jeans. Borchetta recognized all of the co-writers, including new Big Machine artist Charles Kelley.
“It’s so much fun making records with Dann Huff,” Borchetta said. “The proof is in the pudding and everything that we get to do. He’s the man that I know when I have something that’s going to be tough, he’s the only guy I know that can land a record. And the things that he’s done behind the scenes, and the collaborative—you would expect Dann Huff to have an ego bigger than Nashville. Reality, the man has no ego. He’s totally about the art, he’s totally about collaboration, he’s totally about continuing to learn and making the best music possible.”
BMLG’s Jimmy Harnen made sure to shout out Laurel Kittleson, and to thank Brett Young for trusting him with the choice of single. Harnen then called up the BMLG radio promotion team leaders, Matthew Hargis and Michelle Tigard Kammerer, and announced that they had celebrated 31 No. 1 songs in 10 years.
Everyone had plenty of sentiments to give to the always humble Dann Huff. When it came time for Huff to speak, the crowd listened intently, and those on the receiving end of his praises beamed.
“Brett, I’ve loved your singing from the first note I heard,” Huff said. “The way you treat people is exemplary. That’s all I can say. Everybody around Brett wants to do better because of the way he treats people.”
Pictured (L-R, back row): BMLG Record’s Jimmy Harnen, Big Machine Music’s Mike Molinar, BMLG’s Scott Borchetta, ASCAP’s Beth Brinker, BJ Hill, Katie Barolak, SESAC’s Shannon Hatch, Janine Ebach; (L-R, front row): Producer Dann Huff, Ben Caver, Brett Young, Charles Kelley, Justin Ebach. Photo: Ed Rode Photography
Justin Ebach echoed the praise for Jimmy Harnen and the ‘apes.’
“You have been a massive part of my career and I am grateful to be the smallest part of your career,” Ebach said to Young. “I’m so pumped for you and Taylor and the family you guys are going to have.”
Ebach almost accidentally left out his wife and the Curb|Word Publishing staff, his co-writers did not let him off easy.
“Also, Janine, you can go shopping tomorrow and he wants to take you to a really nice dinner,” Charley Kelley added.
Ben Caver reflected on his journey to the No. 1 stage, and thanked his family and wife Sarah. He went on to thank BMLG, Brett Young, his co-writers and the Black River Publishing team. Caver made sure to recognize Dave Pacula. “You have been my champion since 2010,” he said. “You signed me at Universal Music Publishing and again at Black River and you’ve taught me so much about songwriting. About what it is to be a songwriter, about the craft of writing songs and about getting in the right rooms and working my ass off—sorry, mom—thank you, man.”
“To win with good people means more to me than anything,” Caver said in closing.
Charles Kelley gave a little bit of insight on how he came into the write. “I’m so glad at catering I was so forward when I saw y’all there and said, ‘Y’all are writing, well that sounds pretty cool. I don’t have anything to do. Need a fourth? Anybody wanna split things four ways?’ And they said, ‘Yes.’
“Thank you guys so much, all the promotion staff, thank you guys for letting me be a little, simple part of it. Merely just pushing myself into a write,” Kelley concluded.
When the man of the hour stepped up to the mic, he quickly corrected Kelley’s recount of the day of the “Here Tonight” write. “You didn’t say, ‘Oh, you’re writing, that sounds cool. I’ve got nothing to do today.’ What you said was, ‘You guys are writing? I’d like to write.’ Of course the answer if ‘Yes’ because we’re all big fans. But you weren’t so subtle,” he quipped. Young also allowed that the idea for “Here Tonight” was Kelley’s.
Young went on to thank ASCAP for their support and guidance. “You will always be my home,” he said.
Young thanked BMLG, saying “This was the easiest decision I ever made, and it continues to get easier.”
He also thanked his management team, and especially Van Haze, as well as his team at WME, and his co-writers and Dann Huff.
“This has been the most incredible year of my life outside of music, we got married, we bought a house, we made a baby, those are all things that just make this more sweet. The way that [Taylor] supports me, there’s nothing like it in the world. I couldn’t do it without her,” Young concluded.
LB Cantrellhttps://musicrow.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/MusicRow-header-logo-Mar19B.pngLB Cantrell2019-05-29 16:09:582019-05-29 16:09:58Brett Young Celebrates Five For Five With “Here Tonight”
Platinum-selling singer-songwriter Jon Pardi gave a first glimpse into his new highly-anticipated album Heartache Medication today (May 29). Industry members gathered today at Pardi’s Nashville property for an exclusive listening party to introduce his yet-to-be-released 14-song album ahead of the title-track’s official radio impact date on June 3. The project releases Sept. 27.
Pardi discussed his forthcoming album along with Universal Music Group Nashville Chairman & CEO Mike Dungan. Heartache Medication has Pardi returning as a producer for a third time and once again pairs him with California Sunrise co-producer Bart Butler, with Ryan Gore joining as first-time co-producer. The track list features cuts from some of Nashville’s finest songwriters, including: Natalie Hemby, Barry Dean, Jimmy Yeary, Rhett Akins, Luke Laird, Dean Dillon, Jeffrey Steele and more; and even features a collaboration with Lauren Alaina.
Pictured: Jon Pardi gives industry members an early listen to his upcoming album at his Nashville property. Photo: Sherod Robertson/MusicRow
Heartache Medication is the follow up to Pardi’s co-produced Platinum-selling No. 1 album California Sunrise, which featured multi-Platinum hits including “Dirt on My Boots,” “Head Over Boots,” “Heartache on the Dancefloor” and “Night Shift.”
Heartache Medication Track Listing:
1. “Old Hat” (Jeff Hyde, Matt Jenkins and Ryan Tyndell)
2. “ Heartache Medication” (Jon Pardi, Barry Dean and Natalie Hemby)
3. “Nobody Leaves A Girl Like That” (Bart Butler, Marv Green and Jimmy Yeary)
4. “Ain’t Always The Cowboy” (Brandon Kinney and Josh Thompson)
5. “Me And Jack” (Jon Pardi, Rhett Akins, Bart Butler and Luke Laird)
6. “Don’t Blame It On Whiskey (Featuring Lauren Alaina)” (Eric Church, Michael Heeney, Luke Laird and Miranda Lambert)
7. “Tied One On” (Bart Butler, Chase McGill and Jamie Paulin)
8. “Oughta Know That” (Jon Pardi, Bart Butler and Luke Laird)
9. “Tequila Little Time” (Jon Pardi, Rhett Akins and Luke Laird)
10. “Buy That Man A Beer” (Clint Daniels, Justin Lantz and John Pierce)
11. “Call Me Country” (Jon Pardi, Bart Butler and Driver Williams)
12. “Just Like Old Times” (Jon Pardi, Jeff Hyde and Michael Heeney)
13. “Love Her Like She’s Leaving” (Bart Butler, Dean Dillon and Jessie Jo Dillon)
14. “Starlight” (Jon Pardi, Bart Butler and Jeffrey Steele)
Marking a career first, Pardi recently announced he will headline back-to-back nights at the Ryman Auditorium, where he will kick off his headlining Heartache Medication Tour in Nashville on Oct. 1 and 2. The Heartache Medication Tour featuring direct support Riley Green, is currently on-sale for select pre-sale opportunities, with tickets available to purchase everywhere starting May 31. Pre-order the album Heartache Medication and purchase tickets to the upcoming Heartache Medication Tour here.
LB Cantrellhttps://musicrow.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/MusicRow-header-logo-Mar19B.pngLB Cantrell2019-05-29 15:58:312019-05-29 15:58:31Jon Pardi Reveals Track List, Cover Art For Upcoming Album, 'Heartache Medication'