Bobby Karl Works the Sony Boat Show

You could count the reasons for floating down the Cumberland on Thursday evening (3/3) on the fingers of your hand. It was a lovely spring night to be on the river. It was the 25th anniversary of the CRS General Jackson cruise. The food was the best of the convention. Oscar winning singing thespian Gwyneth Paltrow was hosting. Arista/BNA/Columbia/RCA contributed 14 artists to showcase.

Gibson Guitar Sues Insurance Companies

Gibson Guitar is suing two insurance companies who have yet to pay out for damages sustained in the May flood, according to NashvillePost.com. Gibson’s manufacturing facility on Massman Drive suffered over $16 million in damages during the catastrophe. The guitar maker is suing CNA’s Continental Insurance Co. and Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance. The point of contention, […]

Brian Nelson To Head Stone'd Records

Music Executive Brian Nelson, who spends time in New York and Nashville has been named GM of the newly formed Stone’d Records. Nelson has worked as a manger for artists such as James Otto, Chuck Wicks and Monty Powell. The new label, based in Bristol, United Kingdom, was recently launched by Grammy winner Joss Stone […]

Swift Announces Opening Acts

Taylor Swift today revealed the artists who will open the North American leg of her world tour. When the tour launches its stateside run on May 27 in Omaha, joining her for select dates will be Frankie Ballard, Danny Gokey, Hunter Hayes, Josh Kelley, Randy Montana, James Wesley and Charlie Worsham. There will be two opening […]

Leadership Music Accepting Applications

Leadership Music is accepting applications for the next class of participants. Established entertainment industry leaders can apply through March 31.

Bobby Karl Works UMG’s Luncheon at The Ryman

If Country Radio Seminar is about Country – that is, music – more than it is about current Radio – that is, pseudo science – then its showcases should be its heart and soul.

CRS Pics: Faith, Tim, Blake, and KCRS Live

The McGraws received the Humanitarian Award • Stroudavarious Records hosted KCRS Live! • Shelton and friends sang into the night at the Music City Jam

Artists: Out and About

Crystal Bowersox Makes Surprise Opry Debut • Gloriana Performs at the White House • Sara Evans stops by CMT • Due West On the Streets • Bill Anderson Receives Joint Resolution

TV/Film News: Trace Adkins In New McConaughey Movie

Plus news from Rascal Flatts, Waylon Jennings, Jennifer Nettles, Leon Russell/Elton John, Miley Cyrus and Ashley Judd.

Photos From Aldean's Platinum Party

Jason Aldean celebrated the platinum certification of his fourth studio album My Kinda Party with an event at Nashville’s Terrazzo on Tuesday (3/1). This is his third Platinum platter, and it got its award in just 11 weeks. The 15-track disc brings the country rocker to five million total albums sold since his debut five […]

CRS 2011 Photos: UMG, Big Machine, Sony Music Nashville

Radio guests enjoy special label events hosted by UMG Nashville, Big Machine, and Sony Music Nashville as part of Country Radio Seminar 2011.

Shania Twain Pens Autobiography

Shania Twain’s autobiography, From This Moment On, is set for release May 3. The singer will be back with a bang this summer, as her new docu-series for OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will also debut in May. Twain has experienced monstrous career success, combined with personal highs and lows, but there is no word on […]

Bobby Karl Works The DJ Hall of Fame Dinner, Aldean Party

The “official” kick-off of Country Radio Seminar is the annual presentation of the Country Radio Hall of Fame honors at the Convention Center (3/1).