Industry Ink: Blake Shelton, Sideline, Nashville Symphony

Blake Shelton Launches Friends and Heroes 2020 Tour

Pictured (L-R): John Esposito (WMN, Chairman & CEO); Tanya Taylor (Guest); Tim Taylor (KWJJ-FM); Kelsey Moyer (Guest); Danny Dwyer (KUPL-FM); Blake Shelton; MoJoe Roberts (KUPL-FM); Kristen Williams (WMN, SVP Radio & Streaming); Geoff Moyer (KUPL-FM)

Warner Music Nashville artist Blake Shelton launched his Friends and Heroes 2020 Tour Thursday night (Feb. 13) at Portland, Oregon’s Moda Center, with guests Lauren Alaina, The Bellamy Brothers, John Anderson and Trace Adkins. The 16-show tour will include stops in the Midwest and along the West Coast. Shelton’s latest release, “Nobody But You” ft. Gwen Stefani, is in the Top 25 at country radio.


Bluegrass Band Sideline Inks With Cumberland Music Collective

Pictured: Sideline’s Jamie Harper, Steve Dilling, CMC’s Lee Olsen, Sideline’s Jacob Greer, Jason Moore, Skip Cherryholmes, Zack Arnold and CMC’s Chase Decraene.

Bluegrass band Sideline has inked a booking agreement with Nashville-based agency Cumberland Music Collective.

Cumberland Music Collective’s roster also includes Blue Highway, SHEL, Radney Foster, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Hogslop String Band, The Fairfield Four and The Seldom Scene.

Sideline is currently touring to support their fifth studio album, Breaks To The Edge, which released via Mountain Home Music Company.


Stephanie Urbina Jones To Join Nashville Symphony For Dia De Los Muertos Performance

Stephanie Urbina Jones and her Honky Tonk Mariachi will join the Nashville Symphony for a special Dia De Los Muertos performance on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

Jones made her Grand Ole Opry debut in 2018, and is prepping an album with producer Paul Worley, known for his work with Lady Antebellum, the Dixie Chicks, Martina McBride and more. Jones’ latest album, Tularosa, infuses country music standards from Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson with Latin-inspired rhythms.


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