In Pictures: Matt Stell, Tanya Tucker, King Calaway

Matt Stell Celebrates His Top 15 Hit “Prayed For You”

(L-R): Caryl Atwood, SVP Sales/Streaming SMN; Jim Catino, EVP A&R SMN; Josh Easler, VP Promotion Arista Nashville; Ash Bowers, Wide Open Music; David Enriquez, RECORDS; Ken Robold, COO/EVP SMN; Matt Stell; Randy Goodman, Chairman/CEO SMN; Ed Rivadavia, VP Digital Strategy SMN; Brendan Rich, Wide Open Music; Liz Cost, Sr. Director Marketing SMN; Steve Hodges, EVP Promotion/Artist Development SMN; and Scott Stachelski, VP Finance SMN      Photo Credit Alan Poizner

Matt Stell celebrated the success of his debut single, “Prayed For You,” Monday night with his management and label teams before his Nashville showcase at 12th & Porter. Stell has a lot to celebrate, as “Prayed For You” is Top 15 and climbing the charts and he’ll perform the song tonight in primetime during a special episode of ABC’s summer reality series, Bachelor in Paradise (8/7c).


Tanya Tucker Celebrates Latest Album With Opry Performance

(L to R): WSM’s Devon O’Day; Tanya Tucker; Opry’s Dan Rogers; Opry’s Jordan Pettit   Photo by Derrek Kupish | DK Productions

Tanya Tucker performed on the Opry last Friday night (Aug. 23), celebrating her latest album, While I’m Livin’, which released earlier that day. Tucker performed her signature song “Delta Dawn” as well as two songs from the new album: “Hard Luck” and “Bring My Flowers Now.” After her performance she hosted fans backstage in Opry House Studio A to discuss her life and career and the new album. Hosted by WSM’s Devon O’Day, the Studio A event will air along with songs from the new album as a Tanya Tucker While I’m Livin’ special on 650 AM and on Friday, Aug. 30 at 10 a.m. CT. WSM will feature a re-aired playback on Labor Day (Sept. 2) at 7 p.m. CT.


King Calaway visits WXTU/Philadelphia

KC’s Caleb Miller, the label’s Lexi Willson, LC’s Chris Deaton, Simon Dumas, Joel Raab, KC’s Jordan Harvey, WXTU/Philadelphia’s Razz, KC’s Chad Michael Jervis, Austin Luther

King Calaway recently visited WXTU in Philadelphia. The group also recently opened for Rascal Flatts during a sold-out show in Nashville.


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