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Kerri Fox-Metoyer Joins Sony as VP Sales

Kerri Fox-Metoyer has joined Sony Music Nashville as Vice President, Sales. With 18 years of experience, she previously held the same title at Walt Disney Records. She will spearhead Sony Music Nashville’s initiatives in sales, catalog exploitation, non-traditional and new business initiatives, as well as managing relationships with retail in conjunction with Sony’s distribution arm. […]

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Kevin Neal To Head Buddy Lee Attractions, More Changes Coming

Longtime Buddy Lee Attractions agent Kevin Neal has been named President of the company following Friday’s (11/13) resignation of former President Tony Conway. Neal has been with the agency for 20 years where he previously served as Senior Vice President. He is the responsible agent for Jason Aldean, Colt Ford, and Ash Bowers among others, […]

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Adkins Inks BC Powder Deal; Wanda Jackson/Jack White Collaborate

Trace Adkins has entered an agreement with BC Headache Powder to be its spokesperson for the next two years. He will record radio ads, be included in images at retail stores and on BC’s website (www.bcpowder.com), perform at exclusive events, and conduct a BC Headache Powder sponsored concert tour in 2010 that will include more […]

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Signings At Blue Guitar Music

Blue Guitar Music Publishing has added artist/songwriters David Kroll and Blake Gray to its roster.

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Opinion: Is Taylor The New Garth; Does History Repeat?

Country’s last popularity peak was spearheaded by Garth Brooks who attracted both countryphiles and musicphiles—fans with a wide variety of musical tastes. Today there are a great many similarities to those times with the media’s strong attraction toward Taylor Swift and her music which to date has sold over 10 million records. When Garth was […]

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Covington Plans Live Release

Lyric Street’s Bucky Covington is gearing up for the Nov. 17 release of a digital EP, a five song outing of  new music and hits. Live From Rockingham was recorded at his recent hometown concert in Rockingham, NC and debuts new single “Gotta Be Somebody,” a country take on the Nickelback hit of the same […]

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Shriver, Nadler Named Presidents of Country Crossing Records

Country Crossing Records will be headed by co-Presidents Evelyn Shriver and Susan Nadler, the longtime music business partners which previously ran George Jones’ Bandit Records. Country Crossing is part of Ronnie Gilley Entertainment, which also includes James Stroud’s Stroudavarious Records and BamaJam Records. The label is home to John Anderson and Lorrie Morgan, who has […]

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Conway To Depart Buddy Lee Attractions

Nashville, TN [Press] – Tony Conway, CEO and co-owner of Buddy Lee Attractions, Inc., is departing the talent agency after thirty-three years. “It has been an extraordinary experience, and I have worked with the most amazing group of artists and staff for over three decades,” says Conway. “I want to thank the late Buddy Lee […]

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Hall of Fame Debuts New Web Site

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum launched a new Web site today at www.countrymusichalloffame.org. The redesigned site features tons more video, particularly of the Museum’s special programming such as the Poets & Prophets series, Nashville Cats, and events tied to the Williams Family exhibition. There are also more photos, facts, and information. Tina […]

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Photos From The Road: Aldean, Bryan, Newfield

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Faith Hill Hosts CBS Holiday Special

Faith Hill has recruited Carrie Underwood, Reba and numerous other stars from music and film for her 11th Annual A Home For The Holidays With Faith Hill special. Hill was adopted and uses the show to raise awareness about foster care and adoption. It will be broadcast Wednesday, Dec. 23 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the […]

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