Author Archive: Sarah Skates
Sarah Skates is Sr. News Editor of MusicRow Enterprises. Now in her eighth year with the company, she contributes to musicrow.com and the print magazine. She welcomes your feedback to email@example.com. Please send press releases, photos, and news items to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Starting tomorrow (8/10) Randy Houser will share new music from his sophomore studio album They Call Me Cadillac on his website every week until its release on Sept. 21. One or more songs from the Show Dog-Universal Music project will be available for free listening at RandyHouser.com starting with “Lowdown And Lonesome,” “They Call Me [...]
Capitol Records Nashville artist Luke Bryan will embark on his second Farm Tour this fall. The shows celebrating farmers and benefiting local charities will take place in his home state of Georgia in late September. The Farm Tour shows will be held in Valdosta (Sept. 28), Statesboro (Sept. 29), Carrollton (Sept. 30), and Macon (Oct. [...]
Collaboration is a key word for Zac Brown Band these days. ZBB recruited Alan Jackson for its new single, and the band is featured on the latest single from Joey + Rory. Both songs are the first new music from releases coming out next month. ZBB’s You Get What You Give will be available Sept. [...]
Sony Music Nashville Chief Executive Officer Gary Overton has been given the additional title of Chairman, officially becoming Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sony Music Nashville. Overton joined the company in May as CEO. The title of Chairman was previously held by longtime Sony Nashville leader Joe Galante. Based in Nashville, Overton reports directly to [...]
Sony Music Nashville’s invitation-only performance by Chris Young will be streamed live tomorrow night (8/10) at 5:30 PM/CT here. The acoustic set in front of industry VIPs will be Young’s first-ever live streamed performance. Young recently debuted a new music video for his single “Voices.” The storyline centers around Young coming home for a special family gathering [...]
ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) will honor Alan Jackson with its prestigious Founders Award at the ASCAP Country Music Awards on Tuesday, September 14, 2010. The invitation-only gala will be held at the War Memorial Auditorium in downtown Nashville. With album sales totaling more than 50 million, Jackson is a fitting recipient [...]
Loving You: Collecting Elvis Presley, a spotlight exhibit on one of the most beloved and influential cultural figures of the twentieth century, will be unveiled August 6 at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. The exhibit, which celebrates Elvis Presley’s seventy-fifth birth year, is located within the Museum’s permanent exhibition and will run through [...]
Nashville natives turned pop stars Kesha and Hayley Williams each scored four MTV Video Music Award nominations today (8/3). Taylor Swift also made an appearance on the list with her video “Fifteen” earning a nod for Best Female Video. The show airs Sun., Sept. 12. Williams’ song “Airplanes” with rapper B.o.B. picked up three nominations and [...]
Bobby Hebb, the Nashville singer who wrote and performed the soul-pop smash “Sunny,” died today (8/3) in Music City. He played a pivotal role in Nashville’s soul scene, but his roots can be traced to the country community, including his start on the Grand Ole Opry.
It’s going to be a busy fall for songwriter and author Marshall Chapman, who is releasing a new book, new album and has a part in the upcoming film Country Strong. Her latest book, They Came To Nashville, includes her remembrances and interviews with 15 musical luminaries, ranging from icons Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson, [...]
Longtime Music Row attorney Robert L. Baker has joined Bone McAllester Norton PLLC and will lead the firm’s new Entertainment Law Group, Chairman Charles W. Bone announced today (8/3). As a previous founding member of Baker & Kelley, Robert Baker has experience in entertainment and intellectual property, where he represented artists, songwriters, producers (music, film [...]
Conference registration is now open for the South By Southwest Music and Media Conference and Festival at sxsw.com. SXSW Music takes place March 16 – 20, 2011 in Austin, Texas, with the upcoming event marking the festival’s 25th year. Daytime events at the Austin Convention Center will flow into the world-renowned music festival, which is [...]