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Pickler Strikes Gold Again

Kellie Pickler‘s current single, “Best Days Of Your Life,” was recently certified Gold by the RIAA for sales in excess of 500,000. Pickler was surprised with a plaque from the Sony Nashville/BNA Records staff that also celebrates the gold certification of her debut single, “Red High Heels.” Pickler co-wrote both songs.

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New Underwood Album Coming Nov. 3

Four-time Grammy winner Carrie Underwood has set a November 3 release date for her yet-to-be-titled third album. Her first two records have sold more than 10 million units. Released on 19 Recordings/Arista Nashville, Underwood’s upcoming album will continue her collaboration with producer Mark Bright, who helmed 2007’s hit-filled Carnival Ride, as well as seven tracks […]

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Industry Celebrates Vince Melamed Album

On June 25 hit songwriter Vince Melamed celebrated the release of his debut solo album with music industry friends. The party was hosted by Adroit Recrods at the Green Hills home of Vince and his wife, Meredith. Melamed wrote or co-wrote “Walkaway Joe,” “What Mattered Most,” “I’ll Take That As a Yes,” and “She’d Give […]

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Updates: Gina Hilburn, Laura Huie, Heather and Bobby Young, Beckett Service

Songwriters Patrick Davis, Harley Allen, Lisa Carver and Marv Green came together for a recent benefit show to help longtime Warner Music Group employee Gina Hilburn in her fight against cancer. The event took place Friday, June 26 at the Bluebird Café, and raised nearly $4,000 which included contributions from friends and co-workers, ticket sales, auction […]

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Updated: BMI Moving Jobs From NY To Nashville

BMI will move about 30 jobs from its New York office to Music Row starting this fall and continuing for the following 6-8 months. Only a few employees who currently hold the mostly administrative functions will be given the option of relocating. Hiring to fill the positions could start as soon as late summer. Robbin […]

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Songwriters Series Take Nashville Nationwide, Plus GMA and IBMA

CMA Songwriters Series: Now in its fifth year, the popular CMA Songwriters Series will revisit New York City. Joe’s Pub will host another night spotlighting several of Nashville’s finest songwriters on Thursday, July 30 (6:30 and 9:30 PM/ET). Hosted by Bob DiPiero (“Take Me As I Am” recorded by Faith Hill, “You Can’t Take the […]

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“Soundstage” On GAC, Kid Rock’s Beer, SheDaisy, and Rascal Flatts

GAC To Present The Best of Soundstage: Great American Country (GAC) is pleased to present the best of the legendary music television series, Soundstage, and will air nine Country episodes beginning with Sugarland on July 12 at 7 PM/CT. The groundbreaking series aired from 1974–1985 before returning in 2003 and continues to feature outstanding high definition […]

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AristoVideo & Travis Television Form DownCast

AristoVideo and Travis Television Productions have formed an alliance that bundles the two companies’ specialized video services into one consolidated package, named DownCast. The arrangement integrates broadcast-quality video content with a distribution network that services an extensive list of radio, television, national and regional video programs, newspapers, trade publications, celebrity and entertainment shows, wire services, closed-circuit partners, […]

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Atkins and Waltrip On GAC’s “Drafting Partners”

Rodney Atkins and NASCAR driver Michael Waltrip were featured on GAC’s Drafting Partners, which premiered July 2 and was taped at Lowes Mother Speedway. The new GAC series combines one of country’s hottest stars and one of NASCAR’s coolest drivers for an insider’s look at the colliding worlds of country music and motorsports.

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Plugger Group Meets Blake Chancey

The Perfect Pitches Plugger Group recently met with noted producer Blake Chancey at the cocktail lounge The Patterson House on Division Street.

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R.J. Curtis Is Arista’s New Reg. Promo. Mngr.

R.J. Curtis will be Arista Nashville’s new Regional Promotion Manager, Midwest beginning July 20. He will relocate to Music City to serve the region previously helmed by Tyler Waugh, who segues to the Southeast territory.

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