Big D & Bubba Join 103.3 Country/WKDF’s Morning Lineup
Nashville country music station 103.3 Country/WKDF-FM has added the Big D & Bubba radio show to its weekday morning lineup. The show will debut on 103.3 on Monday, Oct. 18, and can be heard live Monday through Friday from 4 a.m.-10 a.m.
Charlie Cook, Programming Operations Manager, Cumulus Nashville, says: “We are lucky that talent this good is right here in our backyard. We’ve heard Big D and Bubba for years and understand how hard they’ll work for WKDF. They are funny, relevant and artists love them.”
“Airing live in mornings on 103.3 Country is the culmination of a ton of hard work,” shares Bubba. “Preparation and luck have met, and it’s time to cook this chicken!”
“This is our home,” adds Big D. “We live here. We have each raised our families in this town. Bubba’s a volunteer firefighter. We are the listener, and we’re living the lifestyle. Country is what we are.”
Recording Academy Appoints David Gregory As Chief Information Officer
The Recording Academy has appointed David Gregory as Chief Information Officer, reporting to Co-President Panos A. Panay.
Gregory leads the Information Technology team responsible for the technology infrastructure at the Academy and its awards shows, including network and systems technology, distribution and support of mobile devices, and training. He is responsible for driving operational technology and processes for IT, ERP, CRM, data security, governance, risk, and compliance. Gregory also oversees the applications that manage membership and the voting process for the Grammy Awards.
“Implementing new technological solutions is critical as we sharpen and modernize our service to staff and members,” says Harvey Mason Jr., CEO of the Recording Academy. “David’s track record will further accelerate the Academy’s growth as we continue to refine our practices on every level and transform the future of the organization.”
“I am delighted to welcome David to the Academy as our new Chief Information Officer,” adds Panay. “I’ve had the pleasure of working together with David for many years and look forward to bringing his talent and experience to the Academy as we architect and redevelop our data and technological infrastructure to meet the demands and needs of a new Academy and a new music business.”
Aubrie Sellers & Jade Jackson Form Duo Jackson+Sellers
Jackson+Sellers will celebrate the release of their forthcoming album, Breaking Point, with a live stream event in partnership with Mandolin. Following the album’s release on Oct. 22, the duo will perform the full album live with a full band. The event will be streamed on Sunday, Oct. 24.
Jackson+Sellers, comprised of singer-songwriters Aubrie Sellers and Jade Jackson, connected on social media during the pandemic. Their L.A.-written, Nashville-recorded album is soundtracked by raw guitars, driving drums and a pop-rock sound that combines ’70s rock, ’90s raucous roots, and modern indie pop.
“Sometimes it seems like when you are on the right track the universe aligns so easily that it’s astonishing,” Sellers explains. “That’s how we felt from our first meeting and we are glad to be playing this record from start to finish and sharing our cosmic collision.”
Jackson adds, “It’s crazy to think that Aubrie and I have only known each other for a year! We connected so quickly on so many different levels and I couldn’t be more excited for our creative child to be in the world!”
Copperline Signs Deal With Joe Denim
Copperline has signed a global distribution deal with Songs Forever, LLC, owned by country artist Joe Denim.
Copperline will distribute future music from Denim via The Orchard beginning with the soon to be released “Real Tree Christmas,” available everywhere Nov. 5. Denim’s catalogue will also transfer to Copperline Music Group for distribution.
“Having Joe as a partner with Copperline is like having three acts in one: a hilarious comedian, a talented musician and brilliant songwriter,” shares Copperline CEO Will Edwards. “We look forward to having a good laugh while listening to his releases.”
“When my manager, Amanda Hale, introduced me to A&R Director Mandi Davis-Gratzmiller, who then made the deal with Will possible, I knew instantly that we all had to work together,” adds Denim. “Hannah Klotz and the rest of their team are fantastic, and I know with their guidance, we can reach not only my existing fans, but a whole new audience.”
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