Industry Ink (5-24-13)

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• May 24, 2013

CMT-Music-AwardsFans who are still hoping to secure tickets for the 2013 CMT Music Awards will have the opportunity to be a part of the live event beginning Tuesday, May 28 at 10 a.m. CT at the Bridgestone Arena, as 500 standing mosh pit tickets are being released for sale. Tickets are $75 each, with a maximum purchase of four tickets per person, and will only be available for purchase through the Bridgestone Arena box office.

The 2013 CMT Music Awards air live from Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 5 at 7:00 p.m., CT on CMT and CMT.com.

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americana cross countyPatron tables have been added to the Americana Music Association’s Cross County Lines, featuring Alison Krauss and Jerry Douglas, with special guests Shawn Colvin, Amos Lee, Teddy Thompson, Sarah Jarosz and Angel Snow. All general seating has been sold for the event, but patron tables are available for $3,000; each table seats eight.

Included in the cost of the table are access to the VIP bar with complimentary beverages, one commemorative laminate pass per guest, one autographed and seven non-autographed limited edition show posters. All proceeds go to the Americana Music Association. To purchase a table, call 615-386-6936.

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YEP classic country revivalNashville’s Young Entertainment Professionals organization (YEP) will host the YEP Classic Country Revival on Wednesday, May 29 at 6:30 p.m. CT at Nashville’s 3rd and Lindsley. The show will feature Jerrod Niemann, Sarah Darling, James Otto, Striking Matches, Drake White, Tyler Reeve, Brinley Addington, Westbound Rangers, Ben Danaher and Two Story Road. All proceeds will go directly to benefit the Country Music Hall of Fame. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. For more information, visit ticketweb.com.

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bigmachineBig Machine Records will sponsor four-time IndyCar Series and three-time Indianapolis 500 champion Dario Franchitti‘s No. 10 car for the second consecutive year at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 26. The Indianapolis 500 will air nationally on ABC at noon EST.

“The month of May is always about racing for me,” says Big Machine Label Group CEO Scott Borchetta. “For as long as I can remember, the buzz of the Indianapolis 500 has been ringing in my ears. I’m so thrilled that we once again get to join Dario Franchitti & Target Chip Ganassi Racing as Dario chases a fourth Indy crown on Sunday.”

The bittersweet weekend marks wins and losses for Borchetta, who was a sponsor (and friend) of the late Dan Wheldon’s winning car in 2011.

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Atlantic Records artists The Railers were the first act featured for the 4th season of Warner Music Nashville’s Pickin’ on the Patio celebration. Pickin’ on the Patio is held the fourth Thursday of every month from May through September on the WMN patio. The next event will be held June 27.

Pictured (L to R): Tyler Oban, John Esposito (President & CEO, WMN), Jonathan Lawson, Cassandra Lawson, Jordan Lawson, Rebekah Sterk (Director A&R, WMN), Scott Hendricks (SVP A&R, WMN)

Pictured (L to R): Tyler Oban, John Esposito (President & CEO, WMN), Jonathan Lawson, Cassandra Lawson, Jordan Lawson, Rebekah Sterk (Director A&R, WMN), Scott Hendricks (SVP A&R, WMN)

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Jessica Nicholson is a staff writer with MusicRow Enterprises. Her previous music journalism experience includes work with Country Weekly magazine, TasteofCountry.com and Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) magazine. She holds a BBA degree in Music Business and Marketing from Belmont University. She welcomes your feedback at jnicholson@musicrow.com.

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