Kelsea Ballerini & Carly Pearce Celebrated At ASCAP Grammy Brunch
Country stars Kelsea Ballerini and Carly Pearce were celebrated last week at the ASCAP Grammy Brunch in Los Angeles for their Grammy nominations. ASCAP President & Chairman of the Board Paul Williams and ASCAP CEO Elizabeth Matthews hosted the celebration.
Lenny Kravitz, Dan Nigro, Theron Thomas, Deputy, Alexander 23, Andrew & Polly, Ashley Gorley, Autumn Rowe, Blessing Offor, Cimafunk, Claudia Brant, Desmond Child, Emily Bear, Emily Warren, Fito Páez, Jermaine Dupri, KentheMan, Natalia Lafourcade, Patti Austin, Ryan Ellis, Shawn “Clown” Crahan of Slipknot and Snow Wife were also in attendance.
MTSU Alumni Bring Home Multiple Grammy Awards
During the 66th annual Grammy Awards, Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) alumni took home multiple Grammys across genres. Julien Baker, a member of indie group Boygenius, took home three awards alongside band mates Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus. The group won Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song and Best Alternative Music Album. Christian artist Lecrae won two awards for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song and Best Contemporary Christian Music Album.
Jason Hall and Jimmy Mansfield were recognized by the Recording Academy for their engineering, mixing and vocal work on Lainey Wilson‘s Bell Bottom Country, which won Best Country Album. Along with Hall and Mansfield, Josh Kear also was also featured on Wilson’s album with his composition work on “Watermelon Moonshine.”
Tenille Townes Raises $418,000 For The Sunrise House
CCMA Award-winning artist Tenille Townes held her 13th annual “Big Hearts For Big Kids” benefit, where she raised $418,000 for The Sunrise House.
Dean Brody, Caylee Hammack and Eric Paslay played a writers’ round at the event before a headline set from Townes.
The artist was 15 years old when she first started the annual benefit, which is held in her hometown of Grand Prairie, Alberta. The Sunrise House is an emergency youth shelter in the singer’s hometown, and the annual event has seen nearly three million dollars donated. With the funds raised, the shelter recently opened a new facility and is now able to serve triple the amount of youth.
“The youth shelter in my hometown has always been incredibly important to me and I started ‘Big Hearts For Big Kids’ because I believe that everyone is worthy of love, belonging and a little help when we need it,” says Townes. “I grew up in a community that taught me how to look out for each other, and putting on this event through the past 14 years has shown me the power of a small group of people coming together. I’m so proud of the way everyone continues to show up, gather around some music, bid on some auction items and change the course of many kids lives because of it.”
- UMG Nashville Launches Sing Me Back Home Productions - February 27, 2024
- 20th Annual ‘Ringside: A Fight For Kids’ Raises Over $200K - February 27, 2024
- Chayce Beckham Cracks Top Two On MusicRow Top Songwriter Chart - February 26, 2024