Congratulations Mr. Chairman, Job Well Done!

Joe Galante, Sony Music Nashville Chairman, left his 18th Ave. S. offices today officially turning over the reins of the organization to new Sony CEO Gary Overton. His departure marked the end of a 40-year career with the same company. The transition was first announced in April when Galante noted, “As a 21-year-old kid from […]

Reading, Writing and Rhythm Concert Raises Funds

The recent 10th Annual Reading, Writing and Rhythm benefit concert donated over one ton of food to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and raised thousands of dollars for Kingston Springs Elementary, a local school affected badly by the floods. The event included performances by Trisha Yearwood, Rodney Crowell, SHeDAISY, Jamey Johnson, Bucky Covington, […]

Toby Keith On Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

Toby Keith will perform on the the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular in a live broadcast from the Charles River Esplanade in Boston that will be aired on CBS July 4. The show will be hosted for the fourth consecutive year by The Late Late Show‘s Craig Ferguson. Keith will perform some of his biggest hits with […]

McGraw To Host Music Fest TV Special

Tim McGraw has been tapped to host the CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock television special that will air Wed., Sept. 1 on ABC at 7:00 pm CT. Filming June 10-13, during the annual CMA Music Festival, the special features the stars and the four-day party/music celebration in Nashville. This will be McGraw’s first […]

CMA Sues Fest Shirt Sellers

[Nashville Post] The Country Music Association has asked a court’s help to stop trademark infringement on the sale of CMA Music Festival merchandise. The CMA filed suit in U.S. District Court Wednesday, the day before the start of its headline event, claiming that various vendors have at past CMA Music Festivals have sold counterfeit T-shirts and […]

KE$HA Flood Benefit June 16

Pop  singer/songwriter and Nashville native and resident Ke$ha has announced a flood benefit concert on June 16th at Limelight in Nashville, which is located at 201 Woodland Street. Tickets are available starting at $30 at http://bit.ly/Kesha4Nashville.  Those interested may purchase a special VIP ticket package that includes a meet & greet with Ke$ha available for $100. All profits […]

BOBBY KARL Works The Room–CMA 6/10

Chapter 339—My kingdom for a parking space. Downtown Nashville is a sea of humanity. If this year’s CMA Music Festival doesn’t set another attendance record, I will be very much surprised. There were moments during my first tour of the “campus” on Thursday (6/10) when I was literally inching along in the packed pedestrian traffic. […]

Taylor Swift Invites Fans To “Mix Me In2”

Country superstar Taylor Swift was announced today (6/10) as the first artist to join forces with Mix Me In2, the groundbreaking technology developed by Atlanta-based Fried Green Apps. Executives from the company will be on hand Sunday (6/13) at Swift’s 13-hour Meet and Greet at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville to unveil “Mix Me […]

NAMM Show Hits Nashville Next Week

The 2010 Summer NAMM show is kicking off next week at the Nashville Convention Center, June 18-20. The convention will provide a first look at all the latest musical instruments and state-of-the-art technologies featuring everything from guitar and bass, amplifiers and drums, to pianos and synthesizers, band & orchestra, studio recording equipment, live staging and […]

Currington’s “Beer” is a Digital Hit

Mercury Nashville artist Billy Currington’s latest single, “Pretty Good At Drinkin’ Beer,” written by Troy Jones and produced by Carson Chamberlain and Currington, is the fastest-rising and biggest-selling, first week digital single of his career, tallying over 21k track sales – a 42% increase from his previous best with “Don’t.” “Beer” is the debut single […]

Judds Announce “Last Encore” Tour

This morning (6/10) country music duo The Judds delivered a riveting performance for over 10,000 fans in downtown Nashville as they launched this year’s 2010 CMA Music Festival. Wynonna and Naomi Judd helped kick off what USA Today calls “the crown jewel Country Music festivals,” setting the stage for their highly anticipated final tour, The Judds: The […]

Aristo’s Global Showcase Kicks Off CMA Fest

The AristoMedia Global Showcase on Tuesday, June 8, was the second of two international country music events held in downtown Nashville to help kick off CMA Music Festival week. Eight international acts participated in the global showcase, which was held at the Second Fiddle on Tuesday afternoon from 3:30 PM–7:00 PM. Artists performing included Travis […]

CMT Awards—Inspired or Flawed Judgement?

(Complete list of winners here.) (Photos: IzzyNashville.com) The ninth annual CMT Music Awards seemed to be more about the party than the music. The two and a half hour show did however offer viewers a few outstanding musical moments. Zac Brown Band did a heartfelt rendition of “Free” that reinforced the band’s artistic orientation. LeAnn […]