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Swift’s Sales Pass 10 Million Mark

Just three years after the release of her debut album, Taylor Swift has surpassed the 10 million milestone for album sales. The 19-year-old’s sales tally is comprised of actual full albums sold and doesn’t include track equivalent albums (TEA), which is made up of paid downloads. Additionally, Swift has sold over 20 million paid song […]

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Reba Making The Media Rounds In L.A.

Reba McEntire’s new album, Keep On Loving You, holds steady at the top of the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart for the second week in a row. Reba’s first solo studio album in six years—and her first on new label The Valory Music Co.—remains in the Top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart, […]

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Treehouse Expands Promotion Staff

Treehouse Records has announced the addition of Brad Helton to its promotion staff, effective September 14. Helton comes to the label with experience in the promotion departments of Montage Music Group, Equity Music Group and Lofton Creek Records. “Brad’s tenacity and knowledge of the ins and outs of promotion has impressed me,” said Treehouse Promotion […]

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Win A Date With Gretchen Wilson, And More

Gretchen Wilson is hosting a charity auction, which ends with the winner getting a date with her. Seven of the highest bidders will get to drive a car in a Demolition Derby Exhibition Heat, then the winner of the derby gets a date with Wilson. The auction will take place at The Stage in downtown […]

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Belmont Series Launches With Wynonna

Wynonna Judd will help launch the inaugural Professional-in-Residence series at Belmont University. Judd, manager Kerry Hansen, and long-time producer and musician Don Potter will contribute to the three-part panel discussion series designed to give a group of Belmont seniors the opportunity to engage with music industry professionals in a conversational Q&A setting. The topic of […]

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Movies In Music City

Rising artist Minnie Murphy will appear in the new film Bailey, which is being shot around Nashville. When the project is released in 2010, she will be seen performing her original song “Bluer than Blue” at one of the many juke joints featured in the movie. She got the gig after producer Rhoads Rader saw […]

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Rascal Flatts To Open Oprah’s New Season

Rascal Flatts will make its second appearance on Oprah this Thursday, September 10. The band will head to Chicago today (9/8) to be part of the hit daytime show’s 24th season kick-off celebration. Rascal Flatts will join the Black Eyed Peas, James Taylor and Jennifer Hudson to perform live for the crowds on Michigan Avenue […]

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Urban Announces We’re All For The Hall 2010

Keith Urban’s “We’re All For The Hall” benefit concert for the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum sold out almost immediately. The stellar line-up for the Oct. 13 show at the Sommet Center in Nashville includes Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum, Jason Aldean, Little Big Town and other big-name […]

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Levitan To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Ken Levitan will receive the Jack Emerson Lifetime Achievement Award for an Executive at the Americana Music Association’s 8th Annual Honors and Awards ceremony, on Thurs., Sept. 17 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. As founder and Co-President of Vector Management, Levitan guides the careers of Americana stalwarts Lyle Lovett, Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, John […]

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Country Stars With Nashville Lifestyles

Nashville Lifestyles showcases several Country singers in its new issue. In the cover story, Reba McEntire talks about her career and latest album Keep on Loving You. The September issue focuses on Music City’s Best Dressed which includes singer/songwriter Keith Anderson. He says he counts on “self-confidence (and a great cologne) to make any ensemble […]

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IMI Music Partners With Weather Channel

IMI Music has partnered with The Weather Channel for the launch of www.theweatherchannelmusic.com. This new initiative becomes the climate obsessed channel’s first offering in the digital music space under the signature franchise, “The Weather Channel Presents…” Grammy Award nominees, IMI, have written and produced music for a variety of media including E! Network, PBS, NBC, […]

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