Industry Ink: Maddie & Tae, Ian Munsick, Moe Bandy, More
Maddie & Tae’s “Die From a Broken Heart” Certified Triple Platinum
Maddie & Tae were surprised with a plaque celebrating their song “Die From A Broken Heart” reaching triple Platinum certification by the RIAA just before taking The Grand Ole Opry Stage last Friday (March 3). The Nashville duo wrote their now most-certified track with Jonathan Singleton and Deric Ruttan.
Maddie & Tae are set to headline their “All Song No Static Tour” which launches March 16 in Madison Wisconsin and continues through the spring.
Ian Munsick Previews Upcoming Release White Buffalo
Warner Music Nashville’s Ian Munsick previewed his upcoming album White Buffalo for friends and industry guests at Riverside Revival last week. The 18-track project is set to release on April 7.
Munsick’s performance featured select songs from White Buffalo, including fan-favorite “Long Live Cowgirls.” He is currently headlining his “Long Live Cowgirls Tour” with Ned LeDoux on select dates.
Moe Bandy Inducted Into The Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame
Moe Bandy was inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame’s Class of 2023.
Prior to pursuing a country music career, Bandy was a bull riding competitor. Now, he joins the previously honored Willie Nelson, George Strait, Red Steagall, Lyle Lovett, Clay Walker, Robert Earl Keen, Aaron Watson, and Bob Wills.
“This is a huge honor and one I am very thankful for,” shares Bandy. “Many know me as a country singer, but I used to compete in every bull riding competition I could. Once it’s in your blood, it never leaves. To be included in the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame with so many of my heroes is truly humbling and I am thankful!”
This honor follows the release of Bandy’s new album Thank You Lord featuring 12 heartfelt tracks, and special guests The Isaacs, The Oak Ridge Boys, and Nora Lee Allen. Thank You Lord features songs from songwriters including Willie Nelson, Bill Anderson, and Hank Williams among others with production by Michele Voan Capps.
Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum Celebrates 50 Years of Bob Pinson Collection
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum celebrated 50 years of its Bob Pinson Recorded Sound Collection. The Museum hosted a listening session and discussion in its Ford Theater to mark the milestone.
The Bob Pinson Recorded Sound Collection, acquired in 1972, includes more than 14,000 rare phonograph records and radio transcription discs. At the time, the acquisition doubled the museum’s recorded-sound holdings. The collection now contains upwards of 250,000 phonograph cylinders, disc records, tapes, CDs and digital files. It ranks high among the world’s largest collections of country music recordings.
This event celebrated the museum 50-year custodianship of the sound collection and its significance in advancing the museum’s mission. It honored the late Bob Pinson who served a longtime staff member and helped to preserve and expand the collection.
The event’s panel, moderated by museum historian Patrick Huber, featured folklorist and archivist Nathan D. Gibson, folklorist and former CMHOF and Museum Chairman Bill Ivey, and scholar and discographer Tony Russell.
Moose Miller Signs With Ginmarc Publishing
Moose Miller signed an exclusive publishing deal with Ginmarc Publishing, co-founded by Jennifer Rai and Mark Bright.
Miller hails from Pike County and draws inspiration from his heroes Willie Nelson, Sturgill Simpson, Tyler Chidlers, and The Isaacs. The son of a pastor, Miller developed a love for music in church, and was raised on Southern gospel and bluegrass. A basketball scholarship brought Miller to Nashville where his songwriting hobby turned into a band with friends, and led to his meeting Rai and Bright.
“The first time Jen played me a song that Moose had written, the voice in the song immediately grabbed my attention,” shares Bright. “He is an extraordinary talent with a unique voice. We’re excited to have the opportunity to work with him.”
“I try to be as honest and vulnerable as I can with my songs,” says Miller. “I want people to not only hear what I’m singing, but to feel what I’m saying as well. I am tickled to death to be in the company of Jen and Mark, two people who love me and love my music.”
New music from Moose Miller is set to release later this year.
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