Archive for June, 2011
The Tennessean was hit hard today (6/30) by lay-offs, with numerous writers exiting the newsroom of the Nashville publication. The paper cut Sr. Music Writer Peter Cooper to part-time status.
Gloriana is giving away free downloads of “Soldier Song” in celebration of Independence Day. The track was inspired by the band’s USO tour, and will be on its upcoming album. Gloriana’s Facebook page is hosting the download until Thursday, July 7, and also features fan-submitted photos in a “Soldier Song” music video. In conjunction with [...]
Luke Bryan is powering toward his August album release with hit single “Country Girl (Shake It For Me).” The lead track from Tailgates and Tanlines has been certified Gold by the RIAA, with sales totaling 615,800 digital downloads [Soundscan]. Co-written by Bryan and fellow Georgia native Dallas Davidson, the song is the fastest rising single [...]
Legendary artists and musicians including Harold Bradley, Whispering Bill Anderson, Little Jimmy Dickens and Ray Stevens gathered Monday night (6/27) at Nashville’s famed Quonset Hut for a reunion, swapping stories and songs.
News Corp. has reportedly sold social-media site MySpace to ad network Specific Media.
Justin Moore’s sophomore effort debuted at the top of the Country album charts this week, propelled by hit single “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away,” and a launch event where the Valory artist held a six-hour media fest from a bass boat in the Central Park lake.
Google has revealed details of its new social networking service, Google+, which is now in limited use by invitation only. The service aims integrate seamlessly with Google’s other products like maps and images, while enriching the experience of online interaction.