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Revolving Door: Stoney Creek, Sony, LifeNotes

Stoney Creek Records, the new label founded by Broken Bow owner Benny Brown, has signed Ash Bowers. and is planning the release of his first album. The Buddy Cannon produced project contains seven songs penned by Bowers, as well as the new single, “Stuck,” which was written by Billy Montana and Frank Myers and goes […]

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Richard Marx Catalogue Acquired By Chrysalis

Chrysalis Music Group USA has finalized an agreement to purchase the catalogue of renowned writer/artist Richard Marx. Among his most recent hits was the 2008 song “Everybody,” which was written with and performed by Keith Urban. Marx has been an internationally known singer/songwriter/producer for over 20 years. In addition to selling over 30 million records […]

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CMT Awards Draw Top Execs

The 2009 CMT Music Awards aired live from Nashville’s Sommet Center on June 16. Many of MTV Network’s top brass came to town to mingle with Nashville executives and artists at the event.

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Monday Morning Rundown- WB, Ray Price, Platinum Plaques, AMA, Alana Grace

Country singer Ray Price underwent surgery on June 23 to remove precancerous polyps from his colon. Doctors say the operation was a complete success and he is making a slow, steady recovery with the help of family and friends, especially his wife Janie. ————————— The Hannah Montana soundtrack was the only Country album which received […]

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Friday Fun: Festivals, Craig Morgan, Sugarland and More

Organizers have confirmed a major new country music festival in Baton Rouge, to be held Memorial Day Weekend 2010 (May 29-30, 2010) at the LSU Tiger Stadium. The brains behind the event are heavy hitters Festival Productions, Inc.–New Orleans (which produces the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival), AEG Live and The Messina Group. It […]

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Keni Thomas

“Gunslinger” RBM/Tenacity “…this seriously rocks.” —Robert K. Oermann, MusicRow MySpace Song Plays: 210,000 MySpace Views: 175,000 MySpace Friends: 6500 “Gunslinger,” the infectious title track from Keni Thomas’s new album, is featured on this year’s CMA Music Fest Sampler and available for over 100,000 free downloads through September 2009. The new single, written by Thomas, is […]

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Chesney, Flatts, and Toby Are Country’s Highest Earning

Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, and Toby Keith are the only Country stars on Forbes’ new list of the year’s top-earning musicians. Endorsements and album sales gave a significant boost to every artist on the list of 12. But it was touring that sent earnings into the stratosphere. With a $65 million profit between June 08 […]

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New Videos From Vassar and Gloriana

Gloriana‘s new video “The Way It Goes” debuted today on CMT’s Top 20 Countdown. The live video was shot while on the road with Taylor Swift‘s Fearless tour. Directed by Chad Denning for Gamma Blast and produced by  Matt Nahay, it was recorded during performances in Seattle, Portland and Spokane. Denning shot over 15,000 stills […]

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Little Big Town Raises Over $50,000 For TJ Martell

Members of Little Big Town hosted their third “Ride For A Cure” on Sunday, June 14, to benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation. This year’s event was a huge success and raised $52,000 for cancer research at the Frances Williams Preston Laboratories at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. The T.J. Martell Foundation supports leukemia, cancer and AIDS […]

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Wy To Headline Music City July 4th

Nashville always celebrates the 4th of July with style and this year’s 25th anniversary event will be better than ever with headliner Wynonna Judd performing alongside the Symphony Orchestra. The Riverfront Park free festivities will begin at noon with the Family Fun Zone, presented by Coca-Cola. The NowPlayingNashville.com First Stage will feature music beginning at […]

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Lifenotes: Tim Krekel (updated)

Arrangements: On Sunday, June 28th, at 3:30 PM a public jazz funeral procession will start at James Lee Presbyterian Church, 1741 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, KY and walk to the memorial service at The Vernon Club, 1575 Story Ave., Louisville. The family wishes that in lieu of flowers a donation be made to The KREK fund, […]

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