CRS Preview: Schedule Highlights

Country Radio Seminar officially opens Wednesday, March 2, in downtown Nashville, but related events are getting started even earlier. CRS 2011 runs March 2-4 at the Nashville Convention Center. Here’s a quick look at the week’s itinerary: Tuesday, March 1 MusicRow’s invitation-only CRS Meet & Greet and Country Breakout Awards, featuring performances by Colt Ford […]

Sean Patrick McGraw Joins Dierks Bentley Tour

Sean Patrick McGraw will be one of the opening artists on the East Coast version of the Jagermeister Country Tour featuring Dierks Bentley. McGraw’s seven tour dates extend from March 17-27. Like many overnight success stories, Sean Patrick McGraw has spent the last few years playing upwards of 150 road dates per year, racking up […]

Industry Photos

Jake Owen In The Studio • CMT’s Jay Frank Speaks to SOURCE • Chris August Celebrates No. 1

Three Nashvillians Among "Idol" Finalists

Nashvillians Ashthon Jones, Kendra Chantelle and Paul McDonald made it to the top 24 on the current season of American Idol. The first group of finalists were revealed last week on the Fox show. All three contestants have been trying to make it in the music business. McDonald sings in his band The Grand Magnolias, […]

Lambert Cancels Dates Due To Illness

Miranda Lambert‘s tour kicked off on a high note earlier this month with two sold-out shows, but the outing hit a snag when she was forced to cancel the upcoming Australian leg. She announced cancellation of her tour dates Down Under this morning (2/28) on her official website. The singer is suffering from a respiratory […]

Paisley’s Video Paintbox Adds To Concert Production

Brad Paisley is the reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year, so if you’re reading this you probably already know he’s a member of an elite club of artists that write great songs, play incredible guitar and sing convincingly. But if you haven’t seen his live show, then you still haven’t sampled his genius for presenting his music in an arena setting.

Toby Keith Introduces Wild Shot Mezcal

Sorry, horses, you still have to drink beer. Ever the entrepreneur, Toby Keith is launching Toby Keith’s Wild Shot Mezcal, a 100% green agave spirit that purports to be authentic. Very few Mezcal products currently exist in the market and Keith plans to capitalize on that with his version of the traditional Mexican drink. “I […]

Is Digital Music Heading To The Clouds?

Look up! Is it a bird or a plane? No. It’s the clouds. The music industry waters are set to begin rippling again later this year, possibly as early as summer when, according to Financial Times, Apple, Google and Spotify jump into the cloud with music. Exactly what this will mean, may be a bit […]

Benefit News

Chesney Raises Awareness For Everglades Foundation • Lady A Headlines Gift of Music Event • Underwood Gives to Save The Children • 2011 Chords of Hope • Braswell Performs Benefit Concert for Rescue Mission • Music City Tennis Invitational • Lambert’s Cause For The Paws • Campbell Brings Music to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital

ACM Newcomer Awards To Church and TBP

ACM fan voters have chosen Eric Church and The Band Perry as winners of this year’s Newcomer Awards—Top New Solo Vocalist and Top New Vocal Duo or Group. This means that both winners automatically become nominees for the Top New Artist Award to be presented on the 46th Annual ACM Awards, April 3, 2011. The […]

SESAC Names Jason Ingram Christian Songwriter of Year

2010 CHRISTIAN SONGWRITER: Jason Ingram 2010 CHRISTIAN PUBLISHER: Sony/ATV Timber Publishing -Performing rights organization, SESAC, named Christian songwriter/producer Jason Ingram as its 2010 Christian Songwriter of the Year at ceremonies held 2/24 at Nashville’s Hutton Hotel. Sony ATV Timber Publishing was named SESAC’s 2010 Christian Publisher of the Year. Over 25 songs were acknowledged at […]

Belmont University To Honor Peebles and IEBA

Belmont University’s Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business will honor the International Entertainment Buyers Association and one of its founders Harry “Hap” Peebles with the 2011 Robert E. Mulloy Award of Excellence. The presentation will take place at the school’s Best of the Best showcase 7 pm, March 26 at Belmont’s Curb Event Center. […]

Littlefield Memorial Benefits Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

A private reception was held at ASCAP yesterday (2/24) to honor the late Merlin Littlefield, who died from pancreatic cancer in 2008. Littlefield was a veteran of the Nashville ASCAP office for 19 years and was instrumental in the signings of Reba McEntire, Lyle Lovett, George Strait and Gary Burr to the performance rights society. […]