Entries by LB Cantrell

Jamey Johnson’s Downtown Shutdown

A crowd of over 2000 attended UMG’s “Downtown Shutdown” yesterday (3/4) featuring a performance by Jamey Johnson. As Johnson performed his new single, “High Cost Of Living,” UMG staffers launched foam boomerangs to the fans from the rooftop of their Commerce Street office building. Photo: Peyton Hodge

Lyric Street/Carolwood Records CRS Guitar Pull

Lyric Street Records/Carolwood Records hosted a CRS guitar pull last night (3/4) at the ICON in the Gulch featuring performances by Billy Ray Cyrus, Trent Tomlinson, Sarah Buxton, Bucky Covington and Love And Theft. (L-R) front: Greg McCarn, Lyric Street/Carolwood Records and Dale Turner, Lyric Street Records Promo. Back: Covington; Chris Palmer, Carolwood Records Promo; […]

Richie Fields Ushers In CRS 40

Joint Journey Records artist Richie Fields hosted a dinner at The Palm in Nashville Tuesday night (3/3) to welcome friends in radio to CRS-40. (L-R): WAKG’s Alan Rowe, KLMJ’s Mike Betten, promoter Christina Bear, Fields, promoter Regina Raleigh and WGLR’s Ryan McCall. Photo: Clif Doyal

Erv Woolsey Partners With 377 Management’s Enzo Divincenzo

The Erv Woolsey Agency’s Erv Woolsey and Enzo Divincenzo of 377 Management have formed a joint venture to manage and develop new country music acts.  Woolsey’s current management roster includes Hall of Fame member George Strait and former CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Lee Ann Womack, while Divincenzo manages Texas favorites Cross Canadian Ragweed, […]

UMG Nashville Parties With The Boss

UMG Nashville Chairman Luke Lewis hosted a CRS-week gathering at his home last night (3/4) to bring UMG’s artists and radio programmers together. Artists attending included Lee Ann Womack, Jamey Johnson, Holly Williams, Julianne Hough, Mallary Hope, Josh Turner, David Nail, Billy Currington, Randy Rogers Band, Easton Corbin and Ashton Shepherd.

CMA Nashville Schools Gift Tops One Million Dollars

The Country Music Association has once again stepped up to donate proceeds from the CMA Music Festival to Nashville public schools, and this year’s contribution — $1,011,294 — is far and away the organizations biggest yet. For the past three years, as part of its “Keep The Music Playing” program, CMA has earmarked profits from […]

Gloriana (2/2009)

Label: Emblem Music Group Forthcoming Album: Self Titled Current Single: “Wild At Heart” Current Video: “Wild At Heart,” filmed in Nashville and directed by Elliot Lester (Jessica Simpson, Jason Mraz, and 30 Seconds to Mars) and executive produced by Kathleen Sigmund and Tamera Brooks. Current Producer: Matt Serletic Band members: Tom Gossin, Vocals/Guitar; Rachel Reinert, […]

40th CRS Ready To Rock

With tonight’s “unofficial” opening event — the Country Music DJ and Radio hall of Fame dinner honoring longtime WSIX Nashville morning man Gerry House — the 40th Anniversary edition of the Country Radio Seminar is off and running. Additional Hall of Fame honorees include Chuck Collier (DJ Hall of Fame) and Bob McKay and Moon […]

Lifenotes: Ernie Ashworth, David Lipscomb, Charlie Parker

“Talk Back Trembling Lips” Singer Ernie Ashworth Passes Away Grand Ole Opry member and country hitmaker Ernie Ashworth passed away March 2 at the age of 80 in Nashville. Born in Huntsville, Alabama, the singer enjoyed several top 10 singles from the late ‘50s through the ‘60s and wrote songs for artists including Little Jimmy […]

Jason Aldean Set To Film Hi-Definition Live DVD

With his current single, “She’s Country” currently climbing the charts, Broken Bow’s Jason Aldean will film a live concert in front of a packed house of 4600 fans on Friday, March 6 at Knoxville Coliseum. Produced by Barry Ehrman and driected by Ivan Dudynsky, the DVD will be released later this year. Aldean will spend […]