Archive | June, 2015

Big Machine & VEVO DSCVR Nashville Event

I had the opportunity to attend several fun events during CMA Music Festival this year, but the highlight of the week for me was getting to attend the Big Machine & VEVO DSCVR Nashville event at Events on 3rd!
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MARTIN GUITAR TO INTRODUCE TWO NEW D-35 MODELS AS PART OF THEIR 2015 SUMMER NAMM PRESENTATION

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C. F. Martin & Co. continues to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the iconic Martin D-35 model with two commemorative limited-edition D-35 models at the 2015 Summer NAMM show in NashvilleJuly 9th through July 11th.  The limited edition D12-35 50th Anniversary model and the HD-35 FM IV 60th will be among six other models showcased.

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Nashville’s Rhyme Partners Lands National Ad Campaign for Boot Barn

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Rhyme Partners and its owner/songwriter, Melissa Bollea, are celebrating three years on Music Row this summer with some exciting announcements. Bollea, senior staff writer Bill DiLuigi, and recording artist Mary Sarah recently had their song “Dress Up This Town” picked up for a national ad campaign by Boot Barn, giving the company attention from the ad world for their ability to pen songs that promote brands in addition to hits.

“We are thrilled because we feel we have really hit our stride. We have signed several new writers,” she says of SESAC writers Doug and Kayliann Lowe, ASCAP writer Brian Desveaux and BMI writer Charlie Greene. “Bill (DiLuigi) and I are really penning some great songs and the Boot Barn spot could not have turned out better.”

The company is the home of over 70 cuts on Music Row and beyond. They are proud of their summer writers roster, mentoring programs, and artist Brecken Miles, the Milwaukee based lead singer of the well established band “Bella Cain” who is making a name for himself in Nashville with Rhyme Partners help. Bollea, known on Music Row as one of the biggest cheerleaders of songwriters, both emerging and established, has made a sincere effort to nurture songwriting talent for years.   

Many of Bollea’s publishing colleagues feel the successes Rhyme Partners is having are well deserved. “Melissa is a prolific songwriter, savvy businesswoman, and the hardest working person I know in the music industry,” says Hall Of Fame songwriter Bobby Braddock.

For more information on Rhyme Partners visit them on the web at: www.rhymepartnersmusic.com or email at: rhymepartners@gmail.com.

To listen to the Boot Barn ad click here.

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Old Dominion, Michelle Branch, Songwriters Jam And More Announced for 4th Annual Wild West Songwriters Festival October 8-10

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The Fourth Annual Wild West Songwriters Festival will be back in Deadwood, South Dakota this year, packed with incredible talent. Country hit band Old Dominion, Grammy Award-winning superstar Michelle Branch, and hit songwriters Dean Dillon, Brett James, Bobby Tomberlin, Buddy Cannon, Sasha McVeigh, Marc Beeson, Emerson Hart, Brett Jones, Danny Myrick, Ray Stephenson, Dean Alexander, Alyssa Bonagura, and James Elliott. The event will once again give patrons a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the lyrical creation of some of today’s hottest country and rock hits, as well as a chance to meet more than 20 of the best cross-genre songwriters in the business. Tickets are available to the general public for the Old Dominion show, taking place on Thursday October 8th for $15. Tickets for The Songwriter’s Jam on Saturday October 10th will also be available for $15. Tickets are available starting June 29th at ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000. Hotel arrangements can be made by calling 877-907-GRAND. Continue Reading →

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First CMA Fest Media Experience

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The last time I rose with the sun was for a deep-sea fishing trip when I lived in Florida. Now, three weeks into my new Nashville life, I was up at 5:30 a.m. twice in one week to live the dream of covering CMA Fest. With a media pass around my neck, I ventured into the chaos of downtown Nashville and surrounded myself with artists, fans and four days of country music.

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CITY OF HOPE CELEBRITY SOFTBALL GAME HITS A HOME RUN IN ITS 25th YEAR

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It was a homerun for the 25th Annual City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game,  which saw more than 20 music and sports stars step up to the plate to strike out cancer at First Tennessee Park in Nashville. Team iHeart topped Team Opry in a down to the wire 6 to 5 win. Continue Reading →

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MARTINA MCBRIDE CELEBRATES PHILANTHROPIC SUCCESS ON CBS THIS MORNING

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Photo credit: Sheila Jones

Almost four years ago, Martina McBride’s fans from around the world joined together for an extraordinary philanthropic endeavor. In partnership with the Country icon, a unique, mobile fan-powered charity effort titled “Team Martina” was born. CBS This Morning will highlight the amazing fundraising and spirit-fueled initiatives of the group tomorrow, June 26, airing on CBS beginning at 7A in all time zones (check local listings).
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EMERGING ARTIST BRIAN COLLINS’ SOPHOMORE SINGLE “SHINE A LITTLE LOVE” AT COUNTRY RADIO TODAY

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Emerging singer-songwriter Brian Collins’ sophomore single “Shine A Little Love” is going for adds at country radio today. Co-written by Brian and Paige Logan, the uplifting, feel-good song showcases Brian’s soulful southern vocals and skilled songwriting.
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PEPSI NAMES LUCY ANGEL ONE OF FIVE COUNTRY STARS LIGHTING UP 2015

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Following the successful release of their debut single “Crazy Too” to country radio, Pepsi.com has named Lucy Angel one of Five Country Stars Lighting Up 2015 Out Of Nowhere.

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Music Industry Day At Summer NAMM

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What: Music Industry Day at Summer NAMM

 

Where: Nashville’s Music City Center – 201 5th Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37203

 

When: Saturday July 11, 2015, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

Cost: $10 advance price; $20 at the door – buy online and save! www.namm.org/musicindustryday

 
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