Billy Ray Cyrus Revamps Career Team

Billy Ray Cyrus has announced a new entertainment team to guide his career. He has reunited with Rogers & Cowan, the same publicity company that helped launch his career in 1992. He will now be managed by Sanctuary Artist Management plus Mick Adkins of MicnE Productions. He will be represented by WME for motion pictures […]

Shelton Joins NBC's "The Voice"

Blake Shelton is joining the coaching panel of NBC’s new musical competition series “The Voice.”

Valory's Briner Adds West Coast Duties

Valory Music Co. VP of Field Promotion George Briner has added West Coast radio promotion to his label duties. Briner will be relocating to Denver, CO to begin his new responsibilities. “To have the opportunity to work from Denver, Colorado and continue to do what I love and support the great music coming from The […]

Party's Over: CRS Photo Wrap

Rascal Flatts Celebrate Charttopper • WCRS Live! • Russ Ocker Honored • Due West at CRS

Bobby Karl Works The Capitol CRS Lunch

All country artists want to be liked, but few have the winning, eager, puppy-like charm of Luke Bryan. He was the centerpiece of Capitol Nashville’s concluding luncheon at last week’s Country Radio Seminar convention.

Writers Ink With New Nettwerk One/Revelry Joint Venture

Nettwerk One Music and Revelry Music Group have teamed for a publishing joint venture. Under the new agreement, Nettwerk’s staff including executives Mark Jowett and Blair McDonald will handle administrative operations and funding for the venture. In addition, Nettwerk’s film and TV licensing team will be representing the catalogue worldwide. The team at Revelry, made up of […]

The Woods Amphitheater Gearing Up For First Full Season

The Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel has several big-name artists on the line-up for its first full season, which opens Sat., April 23 with Chicago and Los Lonely Boys. The outdoor venue fills a void in Nashville’s live music landscape. Middle Tennessee had been lacking an amphitheater since Starwood closed in 2006. With a capacity of […]

ZBB Southern Ground Music and Food Festival

Zac Brown Band is behind the upcoming Southern Ground Music and Food Festival at Clemson University. ZBB will take a hands-on approach for the event, from selecting musical talent to offering food made from Brown’s recipes.

Sabastian Roberts

“It’s Still Country To Me” Homage Records “It’s Still Country To Me” is the new country radio release by Homage Records artist Sabastian Roberts. Veteran songwriter/producer Mark Oliverius teamed with Roberts to produce his debut full length album Unwanted Man, which includes highlights like the Lorrie Morgan duet “Dress For The Rain.” “Working with Mark […]

Keith Bryant

“The Note” Jordash Records I have always liked this guy’s singing, and I’ve always been a sucker for story songs. His clear phrasing is just right for this tale of old lovers reconnecting in the wake of her father’s passing. —Robert K. Oermann, MusicRow Keith Bryant has returned with his moving single “The Note,” which […]

Rachel Holder

“Chocolate” All Entertainment Rachel Holder’s debut single, “Chocolate” displays a young lady with a thirst for originality and a creative streak a mile wide. Her debut album is in the works, and she has teamed up with industry veterans Chuck Howard and Wilbur Rimes to take the next step. The song is available for download […]

CRS Research Study Holds Few Surprises-Plus Discussion Points

This year’s 2011 CRB country radio survey was presented (3/3) to a morning crowd of over 250 attendees. Conducted by North Carolina-based research firm Coleman Insights, the study polled P1 country radio listeners ages 12-64, and was sponsored by the CMA.

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