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The Roys Sign With Rural Rhythm

Brother-sister duo The Roys (Lee and Elaine) has signed with Rural Rhythm Records and plans to release a new album in 2011. “We are thrilled. The Roys are a perfect fit for our Rural Rhythm family,” says label President, Sam Passamano, Jr. “Lee and Elaine have a true love and respect for Bluegrass music and […]

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Awards: Dollywood, Sierra Noble, Bonnie Garner and Amanda Baker

Dollywood received the 2010 Applause Award at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Expo in Orlando, Fla., on Nov. 16. The award honors a park whose management, operations and creative accomplishments have inspired the industry with its foresight, originality and sound business development. The award is presented every other year by Liseberg amusement […]

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Alan Jackson Releases 34 No. 1’s

Alan Jackson is set to release a career-spanning double-disc collection, 34 Number Ones on November 22. With 37 songs in all, the collection will include every #1 hit to date from his more than 50 million albums sold, plus three additional tracks featuring the recent collaboration with the Zac Brown Band, “As She’s Walking Away,” […]

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Rascal Flatts Donates 100k to Salvation Army

Rascal Flatts appeared in New York City’s JCPenny store yesterday (11/17) to announce the JCPenney Online Angel Giving Tree Program, to host a toy drive, and to present a check $100,000 to the Salvation Army on behalf of JCPenney. The band also adopted their own online angels and encouraged everyone this holiday season to do […]

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Burns & Poe Preview New Album

Burns & Poe officially introduced the new music from their upcoming self-titled CD at the SESAC offices on Music Row yesterday evening (11/16) during a celebration with friends, family and industry execs. Produced by Mark Oliverius, the 2-disc project contains 13 original songs penned by Keith Burns and Michelle Poe. A special autographed LP/CD package […]

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ACM Lifting Lives Board Announced

ACM Lifting Lives has announced its new board of directors. The board is made up of ACM board members, called representative directors, as well as leaders in non-profit and corporate affairs, called public directors. Four new public directors will serve until their term ends in 2013. They include Mark Bloom, Ellen Lehmen, Tree Paine and […]

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Darius And Brad Celebrate “Unfriend Day”

“National Unfriend Day starts tomorrow,” said Jimmy Kimmel on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night. “It’s gonna be bigger than Easter they say and all big holidays have holiday music to go with them.” Then the cameras joined Darius Rucker and Brad Paisley in Rochester N.Y. singing, “To All The Friends I’ve Un’ed Before.” The lyric […]

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Gordon Kerr To Run Black River, Jimmy Nichols To Focus On Production

Producer Jimmy Nichols has left his post as Black River Music Group President/Director of A&R to return to full-time work as a producer. Nichols joined the company in 2007. He is also an active session player and has been Faith Hill’s Musical Director for five years. Gordon Kerr, COO of Black River Entertainment, the parent […]

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Urban Surprises Travelers in NYC, Philly

Keith Urban’s sixth album Get Closer hit stores yesterday (11/16) and to help promote it, the singer played surprise gigs at New York City’s Penn Station and Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station. The events were organized in conjunction with Amtrak, who transported Urban from New York to Philadelphia on one of its trains. Urban played songs […]

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Mercury Regional Exits

Mercury Records Southwest Regional Allen Mitchell has exited his post at the label. A replacement is expected to be named shortly. Check back to musicrow.com for more updates. Contact Allen here.        [email protected]

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“Need You Now” Among Top RIAA Certifications

Numerous Country stars are on the RIAA’s list of Gold and Platinum certifications for August, September and October. Among the top selling digital singles is Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now,” which hit 4x multi-Platinum to become the Capitol Nashville band’s best selling single ever. Mercury’s Billy Currington earned a digital Platinum plaque for downloads of […]

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