Category: Featured

Maurice Miner To Leave Sony

Maurice Miner, Director, Syndicated & Satellite Radio, has announced that he will be leaving Sony Music Nashville to pursue other endeavors. Miner, who joined the company in 2005 and reports to VP, Media & Corporate Communications Allen Brown, will continue with Sony until a to-be-determined date. Once the position is posted, inquiries, résumé submissions and follow-up conversations […]

Category: Featured, Label

View Post

Staind’s Aaron Lewis Teams With Stroudavarious For Country Debut

Staind frontman Aaron Lewis is releasing a country project via Stroudavarious Records, with the first music from set to debut tomorrow. Lead single “Country Boy” features guests George Jones, Charlie Daniels and Chris Young. They also appear in the video, set to premiere tomorrow (12/1) at CMT.com, and Monday (12/6) on CMT-TV. The “Country Boy” single […]

Category: Artist, Featured, Label

View Post

Buddy Lee Acquires Metro Talent Group

Buddy Lee Attractions has acquired the independent agency Metro Talent Group (MTG), and MTG founder/owner Cass Scripps will join the company for artist representation. “Our company is very excited about Cass and his roster coming on board at BLA,” says BLA President Kevin Neal. “Cass is one of the most respected agents in the world, and […]

Category: Featured, Touring

View Post

UMGN Promotes Brunett, Fabiani

Universal Music Group Nashville has announced the promotion of Jill Brunett to Manager, Southwest Regional Promotion for Mercury Records. A Nashville native, Brunett graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Advertising. She joined UMGN in 2007 as Promotion Manager and prior to that served as Promotion Coordinator for Capitol Records Nashville. “We […]

Category: Featured, Label, Radio

View Post

Country Christmas Special Is Fun, Festive

Last night’s CMA Country Christmas special on ABC offered viewers a spirited show to ring in the holiday season. The 90-minute special drew a second place finish for ABC, according to overnight ratings from Zap2it.com. Beginning in the 9:30 PM/ET half-hour, the show attracted 7.2 million viewers, and increased to 7.4 million for the 10 […]

Category: Artist, Featured

View Post

Hummon Inks With Warner/Chappell

Warner/Chappell Music has signed a worldwide co-publishing agreement with hit songwriter Marcus Hummon. He is behind hits and cuts for Rascal Flatts, Garth Brooks, Dixie Chicks, Brooks & Dunn, Tim McGraw, Wynonna Judd, Sara Evans, Alabama, Lee Ann Womack and more. His co-write “Bless the Broken Road” (Rascal Flatts) won the 2006 Grammy for Best […]

Category: Featured, Publishing

View Post

On-set With Charlie Louvin, Daisy Mallory, Jason Sturgeon

Country Music Hall of Fame member Charlie Louvin recently filmed his first music video, and recruited bluegrass legend Del McCoury to appear in it. The song “Weapon Of Prayer” is from Louvin’s True North Records debut album The Battles Rage On. The video was directed by Christian Moriarty. •••••• FrontWater Records artist Daisy Mallory completed the […]

Category: Artist, Featured

View Post

Extreme/Watsky Debut Country Music Production Library

Extreme Music has partnered with Watsky Music to form Stampede, a country music production library geared toward film and television licensing. Watsky is headed by Jonathan Watkins and Dennis Matkosky. Among the songwriters on board with Stampede are Matksoky, Travis Howard, and Ty Lacy. Lacy and Matkosy are co-writers of hits for Keith Urban (“You’ll […]

Category: Featured, Publishing

View Post

SOLID Flag Football; ACM Stage At National Finals Rodeo

SOLID joined forces with the Nashville Sports Leagues and 12 music industry companies to collect more than 4,000 nonperishable food items for Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, and raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The one-day co-ed flag football tournament known as the Turkey Bowl was won by Show Dog – […]

Category: Artist, Featured

View Post

Keith Urban, Garth Brooks Visit Oprah

Keith Urban’s debut on the Oprah Winfrey show airs today (11/29). He and wife Nicole Kidman sit down with the daytime diva and he performs latest single, “Put You In A Song,” from his new album Get Closer. See the video of the performance here. Urban spent Thanksgiving Day playing the half-time show of the […]

Category: Artist, Featured

View Post

CRB To Honor Judds and Galante

Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.® will honor The Judds and Joe Galante at the Country Radio Hall of Fame Dinner and Awards ceremony on March 1 in the Nashville Convention Center Ballroom. The Judds will receive the 2011 CRB Career Achievement Award and industry executive Joe Galante will receive the CRB President’s Award. The event starts […]

Category: Awards, Featured, Organizations, Radio

View Post