The latest issue of Spin gives a big boost to the Americana scene, including a cover story about Mumford & Sons under the heading “The New Americana Revolution.” “It’s a sign of the times,” states Jed Hilly, Executive Director of the Americana Music Association, which has been promoting the music for ten years. “It’s definitely [...]
It’s a music-business axiom that the public doesn’t remember who won or lost at awards shows, just who performed well.
I doubt that even the industry really cares about the fan-voted trophy Buckles at the CMT Awards. I, for one, mostly paid attention to who sang the best.
Johnny Reid will be awarded the 2011 Canadian Country Music Humanitarian Award. The honor was created in 1989 to recognize Canadian country artists whose humanitarian contributions have positively enhanced the social fabric of Canada. Since the early days of his music career, Reid has been at the forefront of fundraising and social awareness events for [...]
Shania Twain will head to the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for a two-year residency beginning December 1, 2012. The superstar said she was “beyond excited” as she shared the news at a press conference today (6/8) at Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
EMI Records’ Eric Church will offer members of his fan club, the Church Choir, and Sirius XM listeners an exclusive preview of his new album Chief this week. As part of CMA Music Festival, he is set to perform Thurs., June 9, 4 p.m. at the Music City Theater. The acoustic set will be limited [...]
Australian guitar wizard Tommy Emmanuel was presented with the 2011 CMA Global Country Artist Award last night (6/6) by fellow Aussie guitar slinger Keith Urban. The presentation took place during the CMA Global Artist Party at The Stage. After dazzling the audience with selections from his own catalog as well as a Beatles medley and [...]