Russell Dickerson Makes Nissan Stadium Debut, “She Likes It” Goes Gold
Triple Tigers Records’ multi-Platinum recording artist, Russell Dickerson, made his Nissan Stadium debut at CMA Fest’s closing night on June 12.
He also celebrated another monumental career milestone with a RIAA gold plaque presentation for “She Likes It (feat. Jake Scott).” Scott joined Dickerson on stage for a special performance of the single during his CMA Fest set.
“To see the fans take this song and go absolutely crazy with it like this makes me so happy that I get to do what I do—make music and make people happy,” Dickerson notes.
“She Likes It” reached No. 2 on Hot Country and No. 3 on the Amazon Daily Country Chart. Currently at No. 1 on SiriusXM The Highway’s weekend countdown, the track is one of the fastest charting and fastest moving singles of Dickerson’s career, receiving 83 million streams to date.
BMI Hosts First-Ever Ryman Block Party During CMA Fest
BMI hosted its first-ever Block Party on the PNC Plaza at Nashville’s historic Ryman auditorium. The series ran from June 9-11 during CMA Fest and highlighted 15 BMI songwriters, covering multiple genres such as country, hip-hop, and pop.
The 3-day lineup consisted of Kenton Bryant, Camille Parker, Madeline Edwards, Preston James, Boy Named Banjo, Grace Leer, Julia Cole, Alex Hall, Track45, Conner Smith, Jenna Paulette, HomeGrown Trio, Alexandra Kay, Restless Road, and Justin Champagne.
The collection of songwriters performed covers of classic hits and gave a taste of their own songs before the nightly headliners of the festival took the stage at Nissan Stadium.
Folds Of Honor Celebrity Softball Game Raises Over $65,000
Folds of Honor Tennessee raised over $65,000 at the second annual Rock N’ Jock Celebrity Softball Game at Nashville Sounds’ First Horizon Park.
Singer-songwriter Hardy took home MVP honors, while several first-time players displayed their athleticism during the 9-inning game. Scholarship recipient Christian Meza gave a heartfelt and passionate speech to the crowd prior to the first pitch.
Among the celebrities who participated in the game were Kane Brown, Jessie James Decker, Charles Eston, Shawn Johnson, Jameson Rodgers, Chris Lane, Ernest, Jelly Roll, Mitchell Tenpenny, Michael Ray, Julia Cole, Alexandra Kay, Jimmie Allen, Riley Green, Chuck Wicks, Tyler Braden, and more.
“On behalf of myself and the Folds of Honor Tennessee board of directors, we cannot thank the talent, volunteers, media, and fans enough for helping us make Rock ‘N Jock 2022 a huge success! It’s truly humbling to see the Nashville community embrace the Folds of Honor mission. We can’t wait to see what year three brings for this event,” states Folds of Honor Tennessee Executive Director, Jenner Kreifels.
WMBA Hosts Second Annual Virtual Silent Auction Through June 18
The Women’s Music Business Association is holding its second annual virtual silent auction through June 18.
Some of the items up for grabs include a Taylor Swift Official Folklore Cardigan, 2 VIP Tickets to ACMs Party for a Cause, a one-on-one mentorship session with Her Country author Marissa R. Moss, and more. All items can be found here.
Proceeds will go towards future programming and member support within the WMBA organization, as well as initiatives for Girls Write Nashville.
Cody Cozz Signs To Craig Campbell’s Grindstone Records
Country artist Craig Campbell has signed Colorado native Cody Cozz to his Grindstone Records. Cozz’s debut single, “On My Way,” is available everywhere now.
“I am so excited for this guy!” Campbell shares. “Cody Cozz is the epitome of hard work and talent rolled into one. His new single ‘On My Way’ is a game changer. Cody is the real deal and he truly is on his way!!”
The tune was written by Campbell with Phil O’Donnell and Wade Kirby. Campbell also produced the track, which was originally intended for his own album.
“This song stood out to me right away,” Cozz explains. “It resonated with me, and the lyrics engulfed me into really feeling the story. It’s a song that’s personal to me but universal at the same time.”
Cozz played football for Colorado State University Pueblo before his sports dreams were dashed by a career-ending injury during his junior year. A self-taught guitarist, he had little musical aspirations before his injury. Working a construction job during the day and gigging at night, Cozz started gaining a following and posting music on social media.
He pursued opportunities around Pueblo to open for artists such as Jon Pardi, Clay Walker, Michael Ray, Mitchell Tenpenny, and others. After opening for one of Campbell’s shows, the two started a kinship that gave Cozz a few lessons in music.
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