Josh Turner Enjoys a Dozen… Million
Josh Turner performed his current hit single “Time Is Love” on ABC’s Good Morning America yesterday (7/11), to help promote his fifth studio album Punching Bag. During his visit, GMA co-hosts Robin Roberts and Josh Elliott surprised Josh by presenting him with a plaque to commemorate over 12 million units sold for MCA Nashville. See the presentation here. Turner also has upcoming appearances on ABC’s The Chew and CBS’ Late Show With David Letterman on August 23.
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BuzzMedia Goes For A Spin
Digital media company BuzzMedia has acquired Spin Media, which includes Spin Magazine and its related properties such as the Spin Play app, Spin.com and more. Buzzmedia now owns popular music websites Stereogum, Brooklyn Vegan, Idolator as well as the official websites for the Kardashian sisters and Britney Spears. Hypebot reports that BuzzMedia is now the fourth largest digital content publisher in the U.S.
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KCA Inks Crowell
KCA Artists has announced the addition of Rodney Crowell to its roster for exclusive booking representation. Crowell is currently touring to support his project KIN (Vanguard Records), a musical collaboration with Mary Karr, Norah Jones, Lee Ann Womack, Rosanne Cash, Vince Gill, Lucinda Williams, Kris Kristofferson, and Emmylou Harris. See upcoming dates here.
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Strange Arrange Remixes On the Fly
On Saturday (7/14), Limelight Nashville will host Strange Arrange, a live Hip-Hop and R&B arrangement competition. Hosted by Courtney “Coko Korinne” Eason and Nashville radio personality Joe Major, the event will pit five bands against one another to perform big radio hits with new, inventive arrangements.
Bands competing include 7.0 of Charlotte, NC; Traq Planet of Jacksonville, FL; 911 Reporters of Huntsville, AL; Nerdy Tunes of Miami, FL; and Second Nature of Chicago, IL. Judging the competition are bassist Adam Blackstone, bassist Ethan Farmer, drummer Gerald Heyward, and Grammy nominated artist Musiq Soulchild. The winner will receive $10,000 cash, a magazine feature, and recording session/video shoot with Musiq Soulchild. The competition begins at 7 pm. More info here.
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