Author Archive: Sarah Skates

Sarah Skates is Sr. News Editor of MusicRow Enterprises. Now in her tenth year with the company, she contributes to musicrow.com and the print magazine. She welcomes your inquiries to sskates@musicrow.com. Please send press releases, photos, and news items to news@musicrow.com.

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Weekly Register: Solid Debuts From ‘Nashville,’ ACM ZinePak

The “Girl Crush” controversy was much ado about nothing, but all the hype translated to a sales
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Viacom Restructuring Leads To CMT Exits

Lay offs hit CMT last week as part of the restructuring of parent company Viacom [...]

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Grammy Block Party Gets New Home

The Grammy Block Party is moving from its longtime location on Music Row [...]

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Jason Aldean, Brantley Gilbert Take Home iHeartRadio Awards

The 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards brought lots of star power to the Shrine Auditorium in [...]

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Darius Rucker Flaunts His ‘Southern Style’

Darius Rucker’s fourth solo album, Southern Style, will be released on March 31. Produced by [...]

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Kenny Chesney’s Big Revival Shakes Up Nashville

“Feel the vibration of the No Shoes Nation,” warned an old New Orleans street preacher [...]

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Tin Pan South Spotlights Songwriters, Artists

The 23rd Annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival Presented by Regions Bank [...]

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Weekly Register: Musgraves Bakes ‘Biscuits,’ Janson Rides ‘Boat’

Kacey Musgraves and Chris Janson scored notable track debuts this week [...]
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Exclusive: Thirty Tigers Ramps Up Country Radio Promo Team

Thirty Tigers is ready to roar a little louder. David Macias’s marketing and artist services company [...]

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New Tunes: Sugar & The Hi-Lows, The Boxmasters, Watkins-Jarosz-O’Donovan

Sugar & The Hi-Lows, the effervescent duo comprised of singer-songwriters Trent Dabbs and Amy Stroup [...]

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LifeNotes: Al Bunetta Passes

Artist manager Al Bunetta, who spent more than 30 years guiding the career of John Prine [...]

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Road Crew Key To Touring Success

The touring industry continues to thrive, and road crews are a key part of any outing’s [...]

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AMP Act Would Ensure Studio Pros Get Paid

The Allocation for Music Producers Act, or AMP Act (H.R. 1457) has been introduced to Congress [...]

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“Blurred Lines” Battle Isn’t Over

Attorneys on both sides of the “Blurred Lines” lawsuit are questioning the verdict handed [...]

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Weekly Register: Luke Bryan Checks In At No. 1

Luke Bryan’s Spring Break…Checkin’ Out, the final project in the series [...]
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Broadcasters Want Sponsored Song Notices Stripped From Airwaves

Radio broadcasters are seeking changes to the way listeners are notified that they are [...]

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Musical Prodigy Emi Sunshine To Perform At ‘Rising Women’ Soiree

Sunshine is in the forecast! Ten-year-old Red Light Managed Emi Sunshine will bring her [...]

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Meghan Trainor Rides Her ‘MTRAIN Tour’ To The Ryman

Meghan Trainor announced her summer MTRAIN Tour today (March 16), including an [...]

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Aretha Franklin With The Symphony; ‘Motherhood’ At TPAC

Aretha Franklin will perform with members of the Nashville Symphony on June 30 [...]

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Eric Church Fights Counterfeit Merch

Eric Church has been granted a temporary restraining order to allow the seizure [...]

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