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Erv Woolsey Partners With 377 Management’s Enzo Divincenzo

The Erv Woolsey Agency’s Erv Woolsey and Enzo Divincenzo of 377 Management have formed a joint venture to manage and develop new country music acts.  Woolsey’s current management roster includes Hall of Fame member George Strait and former CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Lee Ann Womack, while Divincenzo manages Texas favorites Cross Canadian Ragweed, […]

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UMG Nashville Parties With The Boss

UMG Nashville Chairman Luke Lewis hosted a CRS-week gathering at his home last night (3/4) to bring UMG’s artists and radio programmers together. Artists attending included Lee Ann Womack, Jamey Johnson, Holly Williams, Julianne Hough, Mallary Hope, Josh Turner, David Nail, Billy Currington, Randy Rogers Band, Easton Corbin and Ashton Shepherd.

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Lauren Briant

“Butterfly Tattoo” Average Joes Entertainment Impacting radio March 19 “Rebellious,” “playful,” and “colorful” have all been used to describe Lauren Briant. Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, this country girl grew up on the vivid lyrics and instrumentation rooted in country songs. “I would listen to the radio and sing along,” Lauren remembers, “and I […]

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Bobby Karl Works the MusicRow Meet & Greet

Chapter 304 Photos: Alan Mayor Our favorite reporting stations got an earful. The 7th Annual MusicRow Country-Breakout™ Meet & Greet had the best music of any such event to date. After David Ross welcomed one and all, he introduced Rob Dalton of New Revolution Entertainment. Rob informed the throng that both CMT and GAC have […]

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DISClaimer (2/27/09)

The Raconteurs are the latest pop act to put their toes in our country waters. Come one, come all, say I. We have several youngsters in our listening stack today. One of them, Matt Gary, walks off with a DisCovery Award. Mercury’s Billy Currington is on a roll. Thanks to his ultra-smart song selection, he […]

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Colt Ford

“Ride Through The Country” (feat. John Michael Montgomery) Average Joes Entertainment Impacting March 19 Colt Ford embodies the seemingly unusual pairing of the Southern country and hip-hop musical influences that he heard growing up in small-town America just outside Athens, Georgia, not far from the Southern hub for urban music in Atlanta. His newly styled […]

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CMA Nashville Schools Gift Tops One Million Dollars

The Country Music Association has once again stepped up to donate proceeds from the CMA Music Festival to Nashville public schools, and this year’s contribution — $1,011,294 — is far and away the organizations biggest yet. For the past three years, as part of its “Keep The Music Playing” program, CMA has earmarked profits from […]

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CMT Promotes Philips To President

Press Release—Brian Philips has been promoted to President of CMT, managing the brand’s overall portfolio including CMT, CMT Films, CMT.com, CMT Pure Country and all brand extensions, it was announced today by MTV Networks Music and Logo Group President Van Toffler. Philips formerly held the title of Executive Vice President and General Manager of CMT. […]

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Gloriana (2/2009)

Label: Emblem Music Group Forthcoming Album: Self Titled Current Single: “Wild At Heart” Current Video: “Wild At Heart,” filmed in Nashville and directed by Elliot Lester (Jessica Simpson, Jason Mraz, and 30 Seconds to Mars) and executive produced by Kathleen Sigmund and Tamera Brooks. Current Producer: Matt Serletic Band members: Tom Gossin, Vocals/Guitar; Rachel Reinert, […]

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40th CRS Ready To Rock

With tonight’s “unofficial” opening event — the Country Music DJ and Radio hall of Fame dinner honoring longtime WSIX Nashville morning man Gerry House — the 40th Anniversary edition of the Country Radio Seminar is off and running. Additional Hall of Fame honorees include Chuck Collier (DJ Hall of Fame) and Bob McKay and Moon […]

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Can Artists Benefit From Skittles Site Concept?

The new Skittles website proves the idea that innovation does not always require the invention of a new wheel. Sometimes it is merely rearranging wheels already available. Developed by Agency.com, Skittles.com is more a social network hub than a static information depot. The new candy company digital address employs a mix of content from Twitter, […]

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