Entries by LB Cantrell

Taylor Swift Does CSI, ACM and CRS

Taylor Swift is everywhere these days, and tonight (3/5) at 8:00 CT, she’ll be appearing on one of her favorite TV shows, CBS network’s popular CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Swift plays the part of troubled teen Haley Jones in an episode entitled “Turn, Turn, Turn.” A preview of the show can be viewed at www.cbs.com/primtime/csi. […]

Caraeff Tapped As Digital Summit Keynote Speaker

Rio Caraeff, Executive Vice President of eLabs for Universal Music Group, has been chosen as keynote speaker of the fifth annual Leadership Music Digital Summit, coming up March 23-25 at Belmont University. Caraeff’s comments will kick off the summit at 8:45 am on Tuesday, March 24. eLabs handles UMG’s electronic commerce initiatives, Internet exploitation, and […]


CRS-40 festivities continued on Wednesday (3/4) with the ASCAP sponsored “KCRS Live Show” featuring Jimmy Wayne, Kelley Lovelace, Ashley Gorley and Jonathan Singleton. (L-R): ASCAP’s Mike Sistad, Singleton, Gorley, ASCAP’s Connie Bradley, Wayne and Lovelace.

Music City Jam

Last night’s Music City Jam was headlined by Tim McGraw and sponsored by the Academy of Country Music. The Warren Brothers hosted with Lance Miller, Halfway To Hazard, Lori McKenna and McGraw’s niece Catherine Raney performing. Faith Hill introduced special guest Randy Owen. ACM’s Bob Romeo announced Taylor Swift as next year’s Music City Jam […]

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 […]