Exclusive Online Performances, Including Aldean Tonight

Jason Aldean, Toby Keith, and LeAnn Rimes are offering exclusive content around the web, as more and more fans flock there for music. As reported yesterday, CMAawards.com will have lots of streaming action, live from tomorrow night’s (11/10) show. ••CMT.com will stream Jason Aldean’s private concert tonight (11/9), live from the Hard Rock Café in […]

Swift, Cyrus Among Top Earning Females

Forbes’ new ranking of Hollywood’s Highest Earning Women includes Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus. Swift comes in at No. 9 on the list with estimated earnings of $45 million. Like most entertainers who scored a slot, a significant chunk of her income came from touring and endorsement deals. According to the magazine, she grossed $54 […]

Bobby Karl Works SESAC Awards and CMA Week Events

Chapter 353 Graciousness, warmth, elegance and relaxed conviviality—these are the things we associate with SESAC’s annual awards banquet. This year, the smallest of the performing rights organizations has shown more muscle than ever, with pieces of hits by such top stars as Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum, George Strait and Keith Urban. But its banquet (11/8) […]

SESAC Salutes Hillary Scott, EMI Foray Music

Hillary Scott was named Songwriter of the Year at last night’s (11/8) SESAC Nashville Music Awards. The Lady Antebellum songstress also took home the Song Of The Year trophy for the crossover smash, “Need You Now.” Publisher of the Year honors went to EMI Foray Music.

Strait, McEntire and Womack on Tour 2011

George Strait, Reba McEntire and Lee Ann Womack have announced 18 tour dates kicking off Jan. 14 in Austin, TX and wrapping April 9 in Louisville, KY. This follows Strait and McEntire’s co-headlining arena tour in 2010. Strait and McEntire are both nominated for awards at the 44th Annual CMA Awards, taking place this Wednesday […]

Weekend Photos: Tootsie’s Anniversary, Music City Walk of Fame

The Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge 50th Anniversary Celebration took place last night (11/7) at the Ryman Auditorium. Among those on the line-up were Kris Kristofferson, Mel Tillis, Randy Houser, Joanna Smith, Terri Clark, Lorrie Morgan, Colt Ford, Mark Chesnutt, Little Jimmy Dickens, Ronnie McDowell, The Grascals, Mandy Barnett, and Dean Miller. •••••••••••••• Many of the same […]

Songwriter Jeff Stevens Inks With Chrysalis

Hit songwriter and producer Jeff Stevens has signed with Chrysalis Music Nashville. Stevens has had hits recorded by George Strait (“Carried Away,” “Carrying Your Love With Me,” “True”); Tim McGraw (“Back When”); Luke Bryan (“All My Friends Say,” “Someone Else Calling You Baby”); Alabama (“Reckless”) and many others. As Luke Bryan’s producer, Stevens recently celebrated […]

BMI Promotes Jodie Gleason

BMI has announced the promotion of Jodie Gleason to Vice President & Controller. Based in BMI’s Nashville office, Gleason will report directly to BMI Sr. VP Finance/Administration and Chief Financial Officer Bruce Esworthy. Gleason was formerly Assistant VP, Financial Accounting, Tax & Reporting. “Jodie epitomizes the highest standards of professionalism,” said BMI President Del Bryant. […]

[Updated] McBride Signs With Republic Nashville

Martina McBride has joined the Republic Nashville roster. The signing was announced earlier today (11/8) at a press conference at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. “We’ve been busy orchestrating Martina’s long-term business plan, and today’s signing is a major component,” explained her manager Clint Higham. “Working with Martina has been especially gratifying […]

The Country Network Names Executive Staff

  The Country Network (TCN) hit airwaves last month and is staffing up accordingly. TCN is available in 23 markets, including on WNAB Channel 58.2 in Nashville. It has agreements in place to add several more markets by early next year, which will provide it coverage of 25% of US television homes. TCN embraces its […]

Anna Wilson Jazzes Up “Countrypolitan Duets”

Nashville jazz chanteuse Anna Wilson paired with some of country’s biggest stars for her upcoming release Countrypolitan Duets. Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Rogers, Ray Price, and Connie Smith all make appearances on the project, which is scheduled for release Feb. 1, 2011. For the album, Wilson and husband/producer Monty Powell chose to […]

CMAawards.com Streaming Loads of Live Coverage; Post-party Plans

CMAawards.com is streaming with activity surrounding Wednesday’s (11/10) Awards. For the first time, the official site will offer live footage from the CMA Awards Black Carpet presented by Jack Daniel’s, the Pre-Telecast ceremonies, and the backstage Press Room. Black Carpet coverage will begin at 5:00 PM/ET, followed by Pre-Telecast cermonies between approximately 7:25-7:55 PM/ET, and […]

Brooks Benefit Sells Out Nine Dates

Garth Brooks has sold out a record-breaking nine concerts at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena in one day, marking the first time that any performer ever sold that number of tickets in the state of Tennessee. Over 140,000 tickets were sold raising an incredible $3.5 million for Nashville flood victims. (Michael Jackson held the previous record of […]