Juno Award Nominees Announced

The 2011 Juno Award Nominees were announced by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) yesterday (2/1). In the Country Album of the Year category (sponsored by Country Style), nominees include: Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Love Rules; Dean Brody, Trail in Life; Deric Ruttan, Sunshine; Gord Bamford, Day Job; and Johnny Reid, A Place […]

Country Stars At Super Bowl Events

Country music will be well-represented at Sunday’s (2/6) Super Bowl when the Green Bay Packers take on the Pittsburgh Steelers.

DISClaimer Single Reviews (2/2/11)

Country music’s major labels seem to be slumbering in winter doldrums, but Nashville’s pop/rock community is livelier than ever.

Musical Chairs

New gigs for Megan Knutson, Emilee Warner, and Wayne Leeloy

ACM Noms Highlight New Country Class

Today’s ACM nominations were filled with new names and rising superstars, including Jason Aldean and Miranda Lambert who landed Entertainer of the Year nominations for the first time.

Artists On Tour: Paisley, Shelton, Campbell

Brad Paisley’s H2O Frozen Over • Blake Shelton’s 2011 All About Tonight Tour • Craig Campbell Joins Willie Nelson’s 2011 Country Throwdown Tour

Signings: Alan Jackson, Emerson Drive, Mountain Heart

Alan Jackson inks publicity deal • Emerson Drive partners for radio promo • Mountain Heart finds PR home

Leah Seawright

“On The Backroads” Skytone Records Leah invites friends in radio to join her for a special performance during CRS on Wednesday, March 2, at 10 pm in the Renaissance Hotel’s Fisk Room. Leah Seawright’s “On The Backroads,” which she co-wrote with producer Frank Green, is the tale of young and rebellious love set to a […]

Jacob Lyda

“I’m Doin’ Alright” Davis Music Group/Nine North Davis Music Group’s singer/songwriter Jacob Lyda’s debut single, “I’m Doing Alright” has been released to country radio and is going for adds. Nine North Records has been tapped to oversee radio promotion initiatives. Showcasing Lyda’s traditional honky-tonk vocal style, “I’m Doing Alright” was written by Lyda and Paul […]

Citigroup Acquires EMI

EMI Group has been taken over by Citigroup, the bank who financed Terra Firma’s 2007 purchase of the music company for £4 billion. The bank seized 100% of the share capital and reduced EMI’s debt by 65% from £3.4 billion to £1.2 billion. Following this development, EMI has more than £300 million cash available. Last […]

Firm Renamed Crownover, Blevins

Attorney Derek Crownover has added partner Allen Blevins and renamed the firm Crownover, Blevins. Crownover’s previous partner Joel Tisinger has relocated to his hometown Carrollton, Georgia and taken an in-house legal position at a healthcare technology company. Blevins and Crownover have been friends since law school. Blevins is a Knoxville native, where he previously managed […]

ACM Off-Camera Noms

The Academy of Country Music is announcing nominations for the Musician/Bandleader/Instrumentalist (MBI) and Industry Awards categories, which, due to time constraints, are not televised during the ACM Awards. Instead, these awards will be presented at the ACM Honors, held each fall in Nashville. Musician / Bandleader / Instrumentalist (MBI) Awards Producer Of The Year Nathan […]

ACM Radio Nominees Announced

The Academy of Country Music announced nominees in the radio categories, which due to time constraints, are not televised during the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, but are instead honored at a special pre-Awards reception. ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – NATIONAL Kix Brooks – American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks Big D and […]