FBMM Promotes Braaksma

Flood Bumstead McCready & McCarthy has promoted Kristin Butler Braaksma to Director of Account Management & Staff Development. With her new position, Braaksma will assume account management responsibilities for Kelly Clarkson, reporting directly to President Mary Ann McCready. Since joining the firm in 1992 as an Account Assistant, she has received numerous promotions and her […]

Chesney Starts No Shoes Radio

Kenny Chesney is starting an online radio station called No Shoes Radio, launching at high noon on Thurs., Aug. 6. www.noshoesradio.com (not online yet) will reflect his eclectic taste, ranging from country to reggae to rock, and beyond. Drawn in large part from Chesney’s iPod, No Shoes Radio will be the ground zero for all […]

Lady A Get Digital Gold, Paisley at the White House, Etc.

Capitol Nashville trio Lady Antebellum’s first No. 1 hit “I Run To You” also becomes the group’s first Gold digital single this week as the RIAA certifies it for over 500,000 downloads. The band’s eponymous debut is also Gold. Lady Antebellum is currently on the road with Kenny Chesney playing arenas and stadiums across the […]

Benefit News: Compilation Album, NASH-CAR, More

Numerous Nashville artists have contributed songs to the We Are Enterprise project to help rebuild the high school in Enterprise, Alabama which was destroyed by a tornado in 2007. Darryl Worley, George Jones, Tracy Lawrence, Richie McDonald, Lorrie Morgan, Aaron Tippin, Deborah Allen, John Anderson, Clint Black, Joe Diffie, and Shelly Fairchild appear on the […]

Photos: Aquapalooza, Rascal Flatts, Jimmy Wayne on Crook & Chase

Alan Jackson headlined AquaPalooza 2009 on Lake Martin, Alabama on Sat., July 25. Numerous Nashville music biz execs made the trip to the boating and music festival which also featured performances by Columbia Nashville duo Caitlin & Will and Arista Nashville group Jypsi. More than 4,000 boats and 35,000 people attended, setting a new record for […]

Industry Items: McDonough Leaves Capitol, IBMA Nominees

Judy McDonough has left her post as Dir., Media at Capitol Records Nashville. She worked for the label that is home to artists Trace Adkins, Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Darius Rucker, Eric Church, Lady Antebellum and more. She can be contacted at [email protected]. The changes keep coming at the national and international levels […]

Whisperin’ Bill, Jamey Johnson, and More

Bill Anderson is always busy. He has two songs on Joe Nichols’ forthcoming album, Old Things New, including “Cheaper Than A Shrink,” and the title track. In addition, Anderson has been tapped as the first musical guest on a brand-new show on RFD-TV called Larry’s Country Diner, which will be hosted by Larry Black and […]

Reba Plots Album Promotion

As Reba prepares for the Aug. 18 release of Keep On Loving You, her first solo studio album in six years, she is lining up the promotional opportunities. On her TV schedule are Reba: Invitation Only (premiering 8/1 on DISH Network and 8/21 on CMT) and Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series on 8/21. She […]

Jeff Griffith

“Dip Me In Beer” Arrowhead Records Texas traditionalist Jeff Griffith jumps the bar straight into a “redneck mosh pit” with his latest single, swaggering barroom sing-along “Dip Me In Beer.” Written by Griffith and Hobson Smith, “Dip Me In Beer” is Griffith’s songwriting debut. “When we heard this guy actually sayin’ that phrase in a […]

Aldean DVD Coming Aug. 25

Country music fans swarmed the Knoxville Coliseum in March for a sold-out live concert DVD taping with platinum-selling country rocker Jason Aldean. The Eagle Vision set titled Wide Open Live & More will be in stores on Aug. 25. The 15-song hi-definition special captures Aldean’s high-octane stage show and includes his biggest radio hits, as […]

NSAI Celebrates Successful Josh Turner Benefit

On Wednesday night (7/22), multi-platinum MCA recording artist and award-winning songwriter Josh Turner headlined the Nashville Songwriters Association International’s inaugural “It All Begins With A Song” Performance Series at the Wildhorse Saloon. During the sold-out show, he invited special guests/hit songwriters John Anderson, Shawn Camp and Pat McLaughlin to the stage for acoustic sets. The […]

Artist Items: Azar, Martina, More

During a recent concert performance at Cotton Eyed Joe’s in Knoxville, more than 100 fans participated in a “Moo La Moo” dance contest, based on the hilarious dance featured in Steve Azar’s new music video. He presented the lucky winner with an autographed “Delta Soul Logo” guitar. “Moo La Moo” is the lead single from his forthcoming CD, […]

Americana Awards Tickets Now On Sale

Tickets for the 8th Annual Americana Honors & Awards ceremony, scheduled for Sept. 17 at the Ryman Auditorium, went on sale today (7/24). Presented by the Gibson Foundation, the Awards will be hosted by Jim Lauderdale along with Buddy Miller and his all-star band. This year’s show will bring appearances by Asleep at the Wheel, Sam […]