Country Music Hall of Famer Merle Haggard will release his new album Working In Tennesse (Vanguard Records) on October 4th. The collection is his second for Vanguard and features self-penned tunes as well as two classics made famous by Johnny Cash.
Warner Bros. Records is releasing the debut album from The Dirt Drifters today (7/19). This Is My Blood is available at all digital retailers and features current single “Always A Reason,” as well as debut single, “Something Better.” The Dirt Drifters members wrote or co-wrote 10 of the project’s 11 tracks, and played on every [...]
Music industry powerhouses are teaming to bring fair ticketing practices to fans. The Fans First Coalition, announced today (7/19), is backed by some of the biggest artists, companies and organizations in the music business. Among the 35-plus acts supporting the organization are The Dixie Chicks, Maroon 5, R.E.M., Jason Mraz, Jennifer Hudson, and Journey. Also [...]
Gary Musick Productions announces the addition of Valerie Summers as Vice President of Sales and Customer Relations. Summers, who was previously an agent at William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, brings with her 20 years of music industry experience. Valerie and her husband, Kip Summers, are co-owners of Arrington Vineyards where her husband is also the winemaker. [...]
Darryl Worley has recruited Montgomery Gentry and classic rock band Kansas for his Tennessee River Run, set for Sept. 15-17 in Savannah, Tenn. The 10th anniversary event includes a rock concert in downtown Savannah with headliners Kansas and Mike Slaughter, golf tournament, bass tournament, motorcycle ride, boat poker run, crafts fair, 5k, and country concert [...]
The shuttering of Borders bookstores has been a long time coming, the latest casualty in the switch to digital media. Yesterday (7/18), the nation’s second-largest bookstore chain, which also sold music, announced plans to begin the liquidation process.
The Harry Fox Agency, Inc. (HFA) has entered into a publishing licensing, administration and management agreement with Spotify, which is in the middle of its US launch following much success overseas. HFA will clear mechanical publishing rights for Spotify, licensing certain rights in millions of musical works. Under the agreement, Spotify will utilize HFA’s end-to-end [...]
DJ Miller’s debut video “Between Sundays” premiered on Yallwire.com recently, and became the site’s most successful video launch since opening in 2006. It drew a record number of viewers during the first 24-hours it was online. “Between Sundays” is the current single from the 21-year-old Indiana native’s debut album, due out this fall. The video [...]
LeAnn Rimes and American Idol runner-up Crystal Bowersox are set for a concert to benefit ACM Lifting Lives. Joe’s Bar in Chicago, winner of the ACM Nightclub of the Year Award, will host the Aug. 15 event and underwrite costs so that every ticket purchase will go directly to the work of the philanthropy. ACM [...]
It’s not often a music artist unveils a writing style that rivals the professional pen pushers? So get ready to be surprised by Ladies’ home Journal’s latest blogger discovery, 23-year old Margaret Durante and her Nashville Diaries. The rising artist has been asked to do a series of essays as she “experiences the highs and [...]