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Lady A To Perform On “Oprah”

With Grammys in hand and their sophomore album, Need You Now, already attaining Platinum certification, Capitol Nashville’s Lady Antebellum will make their debut on The Oprah Winfrey Show live this Friday (2/19). The trio will be part of this week’s “Oprah Fridays Live” show, where the popular talk show host discusses the latest news and […]

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Starbucks, Soundstage Get Willie’s “Country Music”

Willie Nelson’s latest release, a collection of classic country songs aptly titled Country Music, will have a prominent promotional profile thanks in part to Starbucks and PBS‘ Soundstage. Produced by T Bone Burnett and released on Rounder Records, Country Music is set for release on April 20. Starting on the album’s street date, the CD […]

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ole Publishing Gets “Cat In The Hat”

Under a new deal with Random House Children’s Entertainment, ole music publishing will co-own all compositions in the new series The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That starring Dr. Seuss’ famous character from the classic children’s book, The Cat in the Hat. Developed as a co-production by Canada’s Portfolio Entertainment and the U.K.’s […]

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“Ringside” Benefit Set For March

The 6th Annual Ringside: A Fight for Kids has been set for Friday, March 5 at The Factory’s Liberty Hall in Franklin, Tennessee beginning at 6:30 PM. The event will benefit The Charley Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides support to charitable agencies addressing the critical needs of children. Nashville’s premiere charity boxing event, Ringside will […]

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Chesney Joins Steve Miller for “CMT Crossroads”

In the latest installment of CMT Crossroads, country superstar Kenny Chesney will share the stage with one of his biggest influences, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Steve Miller. CMT Crossroads: The Steve Miller Band and Kenny Chesney will tape in March and premiere on CMT later in 2010. This will be Chesney’s second appearance […]

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David Nail, Laura Bell Bundy Visit ACM

Rising UMG Nashville artists David Nail and Laura Bell Bundy visited the Academy of Country Music offices during recent trips to Los Angeles.

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Krauss, Big Kenny Set Haiti Relief Show

Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas will headline a concert at the Ryman to benefit Compassion International’s Haiti disaster relief fund.

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Bentley To Honor Brooks and Dunn at Country DJ HoF Induction

Dierks Bentley has been tapped to perform at the 2010 Country Music DJ and Radio Hall of Fame induction ceremony, which will take place 6 pm Tuesday, Feb. 23 at the Nashville Convention Center. During the event Bentley will give an acoustic tribute to Brooks & Dunn, who will be honored with CRB’s Career Achievement […]

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SESAC Ups Ellen Truley To VP

SESAC has promoted longtime employee Ellen Bligh Truley to Vice President, Corporate Relations. She has worked for the performing rights organization since 1996, starting as a Advertising/Promotion Manager. SESAC Pres./COO Pat Collins announced her promotion from her previous role of Associate Vice President, Corporate Relations. As VP, Truley will oversee SESAC’s  advertising, promotion, sponsorships, website, […]

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Wariner Inks Management Deal With Clearview

Fresh off his Grammy win for Best Country Instrumental, Steve Wariner has entered into an exclusive management agreement with Steve Schweidel’s Clearview Artist Management. With clients including the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Beth Nielsen Chapman, Clearview focuses on the integration of new media into the careers of established artists. Throughout his career Schweidel has […]

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McMurry Taps Promo Boss Gator Michaels

Longtime promotion executive Gator Michaels has been named VP, National Promotion at McMurry Records. He previously spent seven years at Warner Music Nashville, ending as Sr. VP Promotion. Michaels’ background also includes promotion stops at Dreamcatcher Records, and ten years on the radio side in Florida. Howard Fields and Everett Zinn launched Nashville based McMurry […]

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