Clear Channel Radio has announced the addition of Big Machine Radio to its iHeartRadio lineup. The commercial-free, digital station offers exclusive interviews, rare recordings, and a weekly “From the Vaults” feature from the label group’s artists…
The Grand Ole Opry will mark the first anniversary of the flood that devastated much of Nashville and temporarily displaced the Opry from the Grand Ole Opry House with a star-packed show. Play On, Nashville!, is set for Tues., May 3 at the Opry House. Among those scheduled to perform are Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, [...]
Darius Rucker performed on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night (4/25). While in New York City he visited the Today show yesterday, and the syndicated Wendy Williams Show, set to air today (4/26). He also played a benefit concert to fight homelessness and AIDS. The Capitol Records Nashville artist recently celebrated his fifth chart-topping [...]
Ronnie Dunn has revealed the full track listing and cover art for his self-titled solo debut, set for release June 7. He has writing credits on nine of the album’s 11 tracks. The video for “Bleed Red,” the first single from Dunn’s upcoming album, premiered recently (4/22) on CMT, CMT.com, and CMT Pure as part [...]
Details about the 2011 CMT Awards are starting to emerge with today’s (4/25) announcement of the USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year Award nominees. The fan-voted awards show airs live from Nashville June 8 on CMT and cmt.com.
Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.® has announced its 2011-2012 Agenda Committee for CRS 2012, to be held Feb. 22-24, 2012, at the Nashville Convention Center. The Agenda Committee is made up of volunteers from all areas of the Country radio and record industries and gathers each year to plan events for the upcoming Country Radio Seminar. [...]
Renowned Appalachian vocal stylist Hazel Dickens has died at age 75. The West Virginia native was noted for her strongly feminist song lyrics, support of coal miners and participation in bluegrass and folk-music groups such as The Strange Creek Singers and Hazel & Alice. She recorded for the Rounder, Folkways and Arhoolie record labels. The [...]
The concert special Girl’s Night Out: Superstar Women of Country drew 8.4 million viewers on Friday night (4/22). It won the night for CBS, beating out programming on all the other major networks, according to Nielsen ratings on Zap2it.com. The two-hour program started at 9 PM/ET. It honored several of country music’s most successful women [...]
Darren Briggs has been appointed Vice President, Technology Innovation for BMI. Briggs will be based in BMI’s Nashville office and will report to James King, Senior Vice President of Business Technology for BMI. Briggs was previously Vice President & Chief Technology Officer for BMI’s Landmark division. In his new role he will be responsible for [...]
Blake Shelton is having his biggest year yet, and adding to the momentum is the announcement that he will release a full-length album this summer. He’s also prepping for tomorrow night’s (4/26) premiere of The Voice on NBC.
Jerrod Niemann’s “What Do You Want” is steadily climbing the charts and it has now become his second RIAA-certified Gold Digital Single. Written by Niemann with Richie Brown and Rachel Bradshaw, “What Do You Want” follows his previous Gold Digital Single and chart-topping hit “Lover, Lover.” “It is unbelievable. I have loved country music since [...]