Luke Bryan Teams With Eventful For Album Release

Capitol Records Nashville artist Luke Bryan is teaming up with live music website Eventful to give fans across the nation the chance to bring his album release show to their city. Bryan’s sophomore album, Doin’ My Thing, is scheduled for release on October 6. The singer/songwriter will utilize Eventful Demand, which enables fans to influence […]

ole Launches State-of-the-Art Database

ole, Canada’s largest independent music publisher has announced the launch of musicnow, the company’s new state-of-the-art song search database. Debuting today (5/4), on the ole website at www.olemm.com, musicnow is a user-friendly e-tool for artists, producers, music supervisors, film directors and video game producers who need to locate and instantly license music from the ole […]

Taylor Swift’s Mother’s Day Two-Fer

Mother’s Day is coming this Sunday (5/10), and, not surprisingly, Taylor Swift is ready. Swift is offering fans a special self-produced music video for her song “The Best Day” from her No. 1 album Fearless and the chance to send a personal e-card to their own mother. Fans can visit a custom landing page to […]

Carla Williams

“Every Word You’re Thinking” Lofton Creek Her throaty delivery handles this sophisticated melody with aplomb. The piano and synth accompaniment is fairly pop, but the vocal keeps it down to earth. —Robert K. Oermann, MusicRow Born and raised in the Heart of Dixie, Carla Williams has long had a passion for singing and performing. The […]

James Otto

“Since You Brought It Up” Warner Bros. Standing an easy 6’5” tall with a frame more akin to an NFL lineman than an entertainer, James Otto’s mere presence is enough to garner your attention. And his voice? Maybe bigger. John Rich of the country duo Big & Rich often introduces Otto as “The Biggest Voice […]

Aldean Sets 4th Annual “Concert for the Cure”

Broken Bow’s Jason Aldean will once again host his annual Jason Aldean: Concert For The Cure during CMA Music Festival at the Wildhorse Saloon to benefit Susan G. Komen For The Cure. Following his evening performance on the big stage at LP Field, Aldean will invite a few special guests to join him for a […]

Reba Gets Hip to Twitter

Reba’s highly anticipated and as yet untitled debut album for the Valory Music Company is due to hit the streets on August 18, and the project is already generating a serious buzz four months out from its release date. In an interview with USA Today’s Brian Mansfield, Reba credits her time hanging out with tour […]

Due West

“I Get That All The Time” Bigger Than Me/Nine North With an independent spirit as great as the American frontier, Due West is staking its claim to Nashville fame with first single “I Get That All The Time.” Tim Gates, Brad Hull and Matt Lopez comprise the energetic young band based on tight harmony, sincere […]

Oklahoma Gets Britain’s Academy of Contemporary Music

The Academy of Contemporary Music, a UK-based music school, is set to create what it describes as “a new model for music education” as it opens it first U.S. campus at the University of Central Oklahoma in 2009. The new school, known as the ACM@UCO, will provide unique educational opportunities and targeted, innovative classes for […]

Tracy Lawrence Unveils His Live Show…To Go

Tracy Lawrence and his label, Rocky Comfort Records, are offering an exclusive and innovative digital music download package to live music enthusiasts. In partnership with Basecamp Productions, a production and online distribution company, Lawrence and Rocky Comfort have introduced the Front Porch Live Concert Series, a download service offering fans the opportunity to purchase a […]

Int’l Songwriting Competition Announces Winners

The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) has announced its 2008 winners. The grand prize goes to Kate Miller-Heidke and Keir Nuttall of Brisbane, Australia for their song “Caught In The Crowd,” a pop song with a message about schoolyard bullying and peer pressure. The Grand Prize winners take home $25,000 and over $20,000 in prizes – […]

Ms. Wilson Goes to Washington

This Tuesday (5/5), Columbia Nashville artist Gretchen Wilson will travel to Capitol Hill to hand deliver nearly 10,000 letters from volunteers across the nation to both Tennessee congressmen and senators urging them to increase funding for adult education programs. For Wilson, the issue of adult education is very personal. Until last year, she was one […]

On The Cover—Jake Owen

Label: RCA Nashville Current Album: Easy Does It Current Single & Video: “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You” Current Producer: Jimmy Ritchey Hometown: Vero Beach, Florida Birthdate: August 28 Management: Morris Management Group Booking: Dale Morris & Associates Recent Hits: “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You,” “Startin’ with Me,” “Something About a Woman,” “Yee Haw” […]