Kameron Marlowe Takes The MJ&M Stage in Texas
Kameron Marlowe performed at the VIP Spotify Reception at Mack, Jack & McConaughey (MJ&M) in Austin, Texas, this weekend.
MJ&M is the annual joint fundraising effort of Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey, ACM Award-winning recording artist Jack Ingram, and ESPN analyst and Texas coaching legend Mack Brown. MJ&M celebrates its eleventh year this year.
Warren Zeiders Earns RIAA Platinum for “Ride The Lightning”
On Sunday (April 30), rising country artist Warren Zeiders received a RIAA Platinum certification for his standout single, “Ride The Lightning.” Zeiders was surprised with the plaque by SiriusXM’s Storme Warren at Stagecoach Festival in Indio, California. Zeiders’ Sunday Stagecoach performance on the T-Mobile Mane Stage also marked his 100th career show.
“Ride The Lightning” was released with Warner Records in 2021 as part of Zeiders’ 717 Tapes. Zeiders most recently released his Pretty Little Poison (Sampler) EP with its powerful title track and Chris Stapleton-penned breakup ballad “Inside Your Head.” His “Pretty Little Poison Tour” extends through this fall, including a headlining stop at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium.
Chayce Beckham Hits American Idol Stage, Celebrates RIAA Gold
Chayce Beckham performed his latest single, “Till The Day I Die,” on American Idol on Monday (May 1). Long-time host Ryan Seacrest and the judges—Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan—surprised Beckham on-air with a RIAA Gold-certified plaque celebrating his smash hit “23.”
Beckham was crowned winner of American Idol’s 19th season in 2021.
“Country Music for Covenant” Raises $18,000 For Community
Music industry members recently partnered with the Kiwanis Foundation of Nashville to host “Country Music for Covenant,” a songwriters night benefitting members of the Covenant School community. The event, which brought a sold-out crowd of over 250 to The Local, raised over $18,000 for the cause. Almost two dozen songwriters played hits through the night. A silent auction raised additional funds, all of which will directly be donated to the students and community members.
“The Kiwanis Foundation of Nashville was honored to partner with ‘Country Music for Covenant’ and the best talent on Music Row for an evening of healing and inspiration for Covenant School and the entire Nashville community,” says Chris Tasik, Treasurer, Kiwanis Foundation of Nashville.
“I am touched by the overwhelming response to ‘Country Music for Covenant,'” shares Ava Boney, the event’s organizer. “Nashville is such a generous and compassionate community that lifts each other up in times of need. I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to all the songwriters, sponsors, donors, and everyone who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make the event a success. It would not have been possible without their support.”
Operation Song Awarded $3,000 Grant For Songwriters
Operation Song, the non-profit that pairs veterans and songwriters to turn stories of service into song, was recently awarded $3,000 by the Sertoma Club of Nashville. This amount, along with all donations, helps cover compensation for songwriters who volunteer with the organization.
Additionally, Operation Song’s founder Bob Regan—an 11-time recipient of ASCAP’s Most Performed Song Award—and Executive Director Mike Byer received the Sertoma Club Service To Mankind Award.
Regan founded OpSong in 2012 and has created partnerships between Music City’s top songwriters and veterans around the country. By turning memories into lasting mementos, veterans can begin to share their emotional stories of bravery, camaraderie and valor. Participating veterans write with songwriters, see their stories performed in public and receive a recorded copy of their songs, at no cost to the veteran.
The Sertoma Club was established in 1948 to improve the quality of life for those at risk or impacted by hearing loss and/or communication disorders.
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