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Noted Arranger Sheldon Kurland Passes

Sheldon Kurland, known throughout the Nashville music community as a session musician and as the leader of The Sheldon Kurland Strings, died Wednesday, Jan. 6 at age 81. He can be heard on such hits as “Last Cheater’s Waltz” by T. G. Sheppard, “Rose Colored Glasses” by John Conlee, “Everything is Beautiful” by Ray Stevens, […]

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Underwood On CBS Sitcom; Evans at Davis-Kidd

Carrie Underwood will appear on CBS’ How I Met Your Mother in a special one-off guest star role, set to tape later this month. Underwood will play a new character, Tiffany, an enigmatic pharmaceutical sales rep and love interest for Ted (played by Josh Radnor), in an episode scheduled to air in March. How I […]

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Clay Walker Concert To Fight MS; Artist Benefits

Clay Walker is playing a Feb. 23 benefit concert at the Wildhorse Saloon to raise money and awareness for multiple sclerosis research. Chords of Hope: The Clay Walker MS Benefit Concert is presented by 98 WSIX and produced by Walker’s charity, Band Against MS (BAMS). Tickets start at $10 and will be available starting Saturday […]

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Swift, Urban, Underwood Win PCAs

Keith Urban won overall Favorite Male Artist and Taylor Swift was voted overall Favorite Female Artist at last night’s (1/6) People’s Choice Awards. Carrie Underwood took home Favorite Country Artist at the show at the Nokia Theatre LA Live. This marks the sixth People’s Choice honor of Underwood’s career. The show is fan-voted and a […]

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Ole Signs Chris Wallin

Ole has acquired the catalogue of hit songwriter Chris Wallin and entered a worldwide co-publishing deal with him. Among the No. 1s he has written or co-written are Toby Keith’s “Love Me If You Can,” Kenny Chesney’s “Don’t Blink,” and Montgomery Gentry’s “Something To Be Proud Of.” He brings these and over 100 more songs […]

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Church Headlining, Thompson In Tow

Eric Church is preparing to set out on his headlining Jagermeister Country Tour. The outing, in support of his Capitol sophomore release Carolina, starts Feb. 9 in Baltimore and continues for about 30 dates through the end of March. His current single “Hell On The Heart” is at No. 15 and rising on MusicRow’s Country […]

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ZBB Get Grammy Slot; Gloriana To “Ellen”; More Artist Updates

Zac Brown Band has been added to the performance line-up of the Jan. 31 Grammy Awards, airing on CBS. Dave Matthews Band, Green Day, Lady Gaga and P!nk have also been added to performance schedule, joining previously announced performers and fellow nominees Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum, Beyoncé, the Black Eyed Peas and Maxwell… Gloriana will play […]

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Earl Gaines Services; Lifenotes

As previously reported, Nashville r&b star Earl Gaines passed away on New Year’s Eve at age 74. Services will be held Friday, Jan. 8, at St. Luke CME Church, located at 2008 28th Avenue North, Nashville, TN, 37208. Visitation will begin at 10 AM, followed by a musical tribute at 11 AM, and the funeral at […]

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2010 Grammy Nominees CD Announced

The Recording Academy’s Grammy Recordings has partnered with EMI Music to release the 2010 Grammy Nominees CD, the 16th iteration of the series and featuring nominees from the upcoming 52nd Annual Grammy Awards. Available January 19, a portion of the proceeds from the collection’s sales will benefit the Recording Academy’s MusiCares and Grammy Foundations. Nashville-related […]

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Marco’s 2009 Top Dance Club Songs

Marco Club Connection has release its sixth annual Top Ten list of 2009’s most requested Country dance club songs, compiled from a panel of over 230 club owners, DJs and dance instructors nationwide. The 2009 Top Ten Country Dance Club Hits are: 1. The Zac Brown Band – “Toes” 2. Randy Houser – “Boots On” […]

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Lady A Reveals New Tracklist

Lady Antebellum’s highly anticpated sophomore album Need You Now is due out January 26 via Capitol Records, and now the full tracklisting has been released. The album features 11 songs, eight of which were co-written by the group’s Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood and Hillary Scott. The smash title track leads off the album, and followup […]

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