The Country Music Marathon and Half Marathon presented by Nissan runs through Nashville the morning of Saturday, April 30 and the music industry is pitching in to make it even more memorable. RCA’s Danny Gokey has signed on to sing the national anthem before the start gun at 7 am. He will also be helping [...]
SESAC Awards Hayes Carll SESAC presented singer-songwriter Hayes Carll with a plaque in honor of his No. 1 Americana album, KMAG YOYO. Carll took time to receive the award and visit with SESAC executives in Nashville before his packed show at Mercy Lounge. Americana Music Festival: Last Chance for Early Bird Rate The early [...]
Oklahoma natives Reba and Blake Shelton will host the Tornado Relief Concert on May 26 at the Choctaw Casino Resort, in partnership with the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. Tickets will be available beginning May 6 at 10:00 AM and may be purchased by phone at 1-800-585-3737 or online at www.choctawcasinos.com. The news of Atoka County’s recent tornado [...]
Last night’s (4/26) premiere of The Voice scored strong television ratings for NBC. The singing competition featuring celeb coaches Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine helped the network win the night in the coveted 18-49 demographic, according to Zap2It.com. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the strong showing of 11.8 million viewers [...]
Celebrities enjoyed gourmet food and world class wines at the Twelfth Annual Eco-Energy Best Cellars Dinner Monday night (4/25). The event raised more than $170,000 for the T.J. Martell Foundation’s cancer research efforts, bringing the grand total to more than $2 million since the event’s inception in 1999.
Plus Bill & Gloria Gaither Tribute • ReTune Nashville • Bob Sullivan stem cell drive • Concerts by David Nail, Josh Thompson, Darryl Worley, Jars of Clay and more
Jason Aldean leads the way with four nominations for the 2011 CMT Music Awards. Following closely behind with three each are Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift, Zac Brown Band and The Band Perry.
Neal McCoy has signed with Cleveland based Blaster Records, the label group founded in 2007 by Blaster Chemical Chairman Tom Porter. McCoy joins break-out duo Brother Trouble as the label’s flagship country acts. McCoy’s eleventh studio project, and first for Blaster, is slated for a January 2012 release. He has most recently been working on [...]
Kenny Chesney notched his 22nd career No. 1 with latest single “Live A Little,” creating his own milestone and one for his label group, Sony Music Nashville. On the heels of this feat, Chesney’s next single will be the Grace Potter duet “You And Tequila.”
Blue Steel Records’ duo Burns & Poe are planning the wide release of their self-titled debut album on May 10. A limited edition LP/CD package of the new album is already available for purchase exclusively to early-bird fans via the Burns and Poe website. The project’s current single “Second Chance” goes for adds May 16, [...]
Mark Wills and military assistance charity USA Cares, are partnering to lead a national awareness campaign about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). He will be the official spokesperson and voice for the “Crazy Being Home” outreach to encourage and support veterans. His recording of “Crazy Being Home” (written by Chris [...]