Industry Pics: ASCAP, Lauren Alaina, Kalie Shorr

ASCAP Celebrates Alabama Music Hall Of Fame Inductees

Pictures (L-R): ASCAP’s Mike Sistad, Backstreet Boys’ Brian Littrell, Gary Baker, Backstreet Boys’ Kevin Richardson. Photo by Ken Shelton.

ASCAP and Nashville music industry friends traveled to the Muscle Shoals area on Saturday, Jan. 25 to celebrate Alabama Music Hall of Fame 2020 inductee Gary Baker and fellow inductees Mervyn Warren, Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton, and Elton B. Stephens.

Shoals songwriter Baker was inducted by friends Brian Littrell and Kevin Richardson of the Backstreet Boys. Baker moved to Muscle Shoals more than 40 years ago to write songs, and his hits include the Grammy-winning “I Swear,” made famous by both John Michael Montgomery and All 4 One, and “I’m Already There,” recorded by Lonestar.

Pictured (L-R): Tower Community Bank’s John Briggs, past Alabama Music Hall of Fame inductees David Briggs and Spooner Oldham, hit songwriter Chris Tompkins, ASCAP’s Mike Sistad.



Lauren Alaina Announces New EP During ‘Today Show’ Visit

TODAY Show host Jenna Bush Hager (Left) and guest host Jerry O’Connell (Right) welcome Lauren Alaina (Center) to set to perform her latest single “Getting Good.” Photo: NBC

Lauren Alaina recently announced her upcoming six-song EP, Getting Good, will be released March 6. She made the announcement during an appearance on NBC’s TODAY Show, where she also performed her single “Getting Good.”



Kalie Shorr Visits WSM/Circle’s Coffee, Country and Cody

Pictured: Shorr, WSM’s Charlie Mattos, WSM’s Bill Cody, WSM’s Jo Smith. Photo: 117 Entertainment

Kalie Shorr visited WSM and Circle’s Coffee, Country and Cody recently to perform two songs off her debut album Open Book and promote her “Too Much to Say” Tour, which visits Nashville’s Exit/In on Friday, Jan. 31.


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