Jo Dee Messina • Frankie Ballard • Joe Nichols • Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
Robin Meade, host of Morning Express with Robin Meade on HLN, will release her musical debut, Brand New Day, on Tuesday, June 21. Other stars appearing on the album include Celebrity Apprentice winner John Rich, American Idol’s Bo Bice, Kix Brooks, and Sarah Buxton. Victoria Shaw produced the album, which includes songs Meade co-wrote with [...]
SESAC’s Nashville Music Awards has been set for Monday, November 7 at the company’s Nashville headquarters. The invitation only event, which honors the top songwriters and publishers in country and Americana, awarded Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott with its coveted Songwriter of the Year honor in 2010. • • • The 9th Annual Nashville SongWriters Festival tunes up [...]
ole has announced the promotion of Arthur Buenahora to the position of General Manager, Nashville Creative. Buenahora, who joined ole in March 2010 as Senior Creative Director, will continue to be located in the Nashville office overseeing its staff and roster. He will also sign new writers and collaborate with ole Chief Creative Officer Gilles [...]
Scott Borchetta got to have a victory celebration of a different kind along with Mike Curb at the Indy 500 on Sunday (5/29). The record label chiefs/racing buffs sponsored driver Dan Wheldon in the No. 98 William Rast/aigo/Curb/Big Machine/Forsythe Solutions/Dallara/Honda/Firestone car for Bryan Herta Autosport/Curb-Agajanian, which wound up in the winner’s circle after the historic 100th Anniversary Indy 500.
Amber Hayes has landed her first movie role in Cowgirls N’ Angels due out in 2012. The FUNL Music recording artist has extensive theater experience, including a leading role as Kathy Twitty in the 2008 critically acclaimed Conway Twitty musical It’s Only Make Believe, but this will be her first appearance on the silver screen. [...]
Kenny Chesney sells one millions tickets for his Goin’ Coastal tour • Ash Bowers launches Homegrown Hero contest, labelmates Thompson Square on Fox & Friends • Kings of Leon debut new video • Clint Black plays in space
Toby Keith recently completed his 8th annual Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic with more than $650,000 raised toward construction of the OK Kids Korral, a home for children undergoing treatment for cancer. The “Denim & Diamonds’ themed event was sold out with more than 750 people attending the dinner and auction. The top auction [...]
Capitol/EMI Records Nashville has hired Country radio and television veteran Donna Hughes as National Director/Radio Syndication. Hughes will report directly to Capitol SVP Promotion Steve Hodges. In her new role, Hughes’ responsibilities will include spearheading national syndication, major contests/events, and special audio/video content for radio. “Bringing Donna on board is a huge score for the Capitol/EMI [...]
The Band Perry’s star keeps rising. The Republic Nashville sibling trio’s current single “You Lie” has already reached No. 1 on the CountryBreakout Chart and sits inside the Top 10 on the monitored airplay charts. And now the group’s previous smash single “If I Die Young” has been certified double platinum by the RIAA for sales exceeding 2 million.