Chesney Set For Grammy Performance, Adds Tourmates

Kenny Chesney is among the first performers announced for the 51st Annual GRAMMY® Awards telecast, where he is nominated for Best Country Collaboration With Vocals, for “Shiftwork” with George Strait. Also performing on the Sun., Feb. 8 telecast from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles are Coldplay, Jonas Brothers, Lil Wayne, and Katy Perry. With […]

Megastars Sign On To Celebrate Inauguration

Garth Brooks and Jennifer Nettles will perform at Sunday’s (1/18) super star-powered concert “We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial.” The free, public event will also include Sheryl Crow, Beyoncé, Bruce Springsteen, U2, Usher, Stevie Wonder, James Taylor, and numerous others. Most artists will perform cover songs with historical significance or […]

Bentley Is Latest Addition To Vector Roster

Dierks Bentley has signed with Vector Management, the powerhouse company headed by Ken Levitan. The Capitol Records Nashville artist was previously with Scott Kernahan’s Rogue Music. Bentley is planning the Feb. 3 release of new album, Feel That Fire, and heading out on the final leg of Brad Paisley’s Paisley Party Tour this weekend. He […]

Belmont to Honor Donna Hilley

Belmont University’s Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business will honor Donna Hilley with its Robert E. Mulloy Award of Excellence for accomplishments in the entertainment industry, as well as service to Belmont and the Nashville community. The award presentation will take place at the 2009 Best of the Best Showcase at Belmont’s Curb […]

CMT Sets June Awards Date

The CMT Music Awards will broadcast live Wed., June 17 on CMT and CMT.com, honoring the top fan-voted country music videos of the year. Host, venue and ticket information has not been announced. “We’re always looking for a fresh approach to our Awards Show, and this year we’ve moved the telecast to June rather than […]

ACM Promotes Moon, Adds New Staffers

The Academy of Country Music has promoted Tiffany Moon to Senior Director, Operations and Finance, and has hired Erick Long as Director, Logistics, and Katie Jo Sheek as Junior Associate, Publicity and Marketing. All positions are based out the Academy’s headquarters in Encino, CA. Moon joined the Academy in 2004 as a project manager, a […]

2009 Tour Circuit Heats Up

Now almost two weeks into 2009, artists are heading back out on the road and MusicRow has a run down of the latest touring news. Kenny Chesney today (1/12) revealed his full itinerary for the previously announced Sun City Carnival tour, currently slated for 50 dates across the nation. Kicking off April 17-18 in Uncasville, […]

Lifenotes (1/12/08)

Longtime Music Row copyright attorney Bob Thompson died on January 7 at age 77. He was the former president of the Nashville SESAC office and former chairman of the Tennessee State Film, Music & Entertainment Commission. Jon Hager of The Hager Twins has died at age 67. He was found dead at his Nashville home […]

Billy Ray Sets Release Date

Billy Ray Cyrus will release a new album March 31 via Lyric Street Records and Walt Disney Records. He wrote the title track and lead single “Back To Tennessee,” with Tamara Dunn and Matthew Wilder. It is one of two tracks he contributed to the album. Produced by Mark Bright, Back To Tennessee, also has […]

American History Explored In Song

Fifty-six songwriters and performers including Dolly Parton and Kathy Mattea have collaborated on a new concept album exploring American history called This Is My America. The 3-disc set was conceived by Canadian Douglas Hutton, Executive Producer and president of King Motion Picture Corporation. He explains, “Portraits of the American experience have been expressed and distributed […]

Lambert and Lady A Join Chesney Outing

Miranda Lambert and Lady Antebellum will join Kenny Chesney for his entire Sun City Carnival 2009 Tour. Known for numerous guest artists and a party atmosphere, Chesney is expected to announce more openers and a complete schedule soon. A few tour dates have been revealed and tickets have already gone on sale for stops including […]

GAC Changes Name of Show, Adds New Producer

Though GAC is changing the name of Country Music Across America to Headline Country, the show’s format will stay the same and Storme Warren will remain as host. Former CNN Entertainment coordinating producer Jeremy Weber has been named producer, and comes to GAC after nine years in Los Angeles. The first episode of Headline Country […]

1720 Hires New VP Promotion

Tim Burruss is on board as the new VP Promotion (Nashville) for 1720 Entertainment, replacing Bill Macky who has exited the company. Most recently, Burruss was VP Promotion and Marketing for Capitol Records, based in Los Angeles. His more than 25 years of experience also includes time as Columbia Records’ Regional Promotion Director for the […]