Radiothon Raises $3.4 Million for St. Jude

On Feb. 24-25, thirty-one Clear Channel radio stations across the country held Country Cares for St. Jude Kids radiothons and collectively raised more than $3.4 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This marked only the second year that a group of Clear Channel stations hosted radiothons during the same two-day timeframe, providing a big […]

CRS Photos: Band Perry Accepts 1st ACM Award

Plus: BMI showcases up-and-comers, Katie Armiger and Josh Thompson backstage at The 2nd Annual CountryMusicIsLove Concert, and Pickin and Poker with Andy Griggs and Jason Sturgeon […]

Artist News: Sarah Darling's Opry Debut

Plus: DeFord Bailey record is new exhibit at Fontanel, Mac McAnally honored for outstanding achievements, and The Oak Ridge Boys immortalized at The Palm […]

Paul Williams To Skyville Records

Former Sony Music Nashville executive Paul Williams has joined Skyville Records as the newly appointed Vice-President of Promotion and Marketing. In his new role he will oversee the development and execution of all radio promotions and marketing plans for Skyville Records. “Hell yes I’m excited!” exclaims Kevin Herring, President Skyville Records. “Paul is a perfect […]

Weekly Chart Report (3/4/11)

SPIN ZONE It’s been a wild week as usual at Country Radio Seminar 2011, with informative panels-a-plenty, unforgettable performances, and many friends from across the country. Thank you again to everyone who came out to MusicRow’s 9th Annual CRS Meet & Greet on Tuesday (3/1). We had a great time and enjoyed some awesome performances […]

Buzz Buzz, Pssst

Hough Gets Movie Role • New Bank Aims At MusicRow • Montgomery Gentry Become Average Joes

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